continue reading » The House Financial Services Committee passed four CUNA-supported bills at the conclusion of a two-day markup Wednesday.CUNA wrote Tuesday in support of the bills, which cover the Bank Secrecy Act, the National Flood Insurance Program and financial literacy programs.The bills are:The Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (H.R. 2513), which would address the redundancies, unnecessary burdens, and opportunities for efficiencies within the Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering statutory framework. It passed 43-16;The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Administration Reform Act of 2019(H.R. 3111), which would make administrative reforms to the NFIP. It passed 58-0; ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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Trump’s campaign is “failing” The Democratic nominating convention is to begin on August 17 and Biden is expected to announce his choice before then.Biden also criticized Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, which has left nearly 150,000 people dead in the United States, and the “Black Lives Matter” protests.”He’s shown that he can’t beat the pandemic and keep you safe,” the Democratic candidate said. “He can’t turn the economy around and get America back to work.”And he is horrifyingly and not surprisingly intentionally stoking the flames of division and racism in this country,” he said.The former vice president said Trump was using federal agents against protestors in a bid to scare voters.”That is all about trying to come up with a bizarre law and order 2020 campaign theme just to try to scare the devil out of the American people,” he said.”His campaign is failing and he’s looking for a political lifeline,” Biden said. “This isn’t about law and order. It’s about a political strategy to revive a failing campaign.”The former vice president was also asked why he’s running for the White House.”I’m running because Trump is the president,” he said. “And I think our democracy is at stake for real.”And what seems to be the case is many Americans — those who don’t like me and those who do — view me as the antithesis of Trump. And I believe that I am,” he said.Topics : Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said Tuesday that he will pick his running mate next week for the November election against President Donald Trump.”I’m going to have a choice in the first week in August,” Biden told reporters. “And I promise, I’ll let you know when I do.”Biden, who has pledged to put a woman on the Democratic ticket, was asked whether he would be able to meet face-to-face with his vice presidential pick because of the coronavirus pandemic. Two other lawmakers are also believed to be in the running — Florida Rep. Val Demings and California Rep. Karen Bass — along with two governors — Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer and New Mexico’s Michelle Lujan Grisham — and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.The website Politico issued a graphic following Biden’s remarks stating that he had chosen Harris before issuing a correction and saying that it was a mistake due to a “technical error.” “We’ll see,” the 77-year-old former vice president said.Biden joked that he would have to try to “trick” journalists camping outside his Wilmington home to allow him to meet discreetly with his choice before making an announcement.Biden’s short-list is believed to include California Senator Kamala Harris and Susan Rice, who served as National Security Advisor under president Barack Obama, according to press reports.Three other senators are also believed to be under consideration — Tammy Duckworth of Illiniois, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin.
Poland’s biggest oil and gas company, PKN Orlen (Polski Koncern Noftowy), has announced a tender for the development of a preliminary technical concept to determine the options for preparing and implementing a project involving the construction of offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea.Under the licence held by PKN Orlen, the maximum capacity of the wind farms could be 1,200MW.The technical concept will cover a wide range of works, including the construction of technical, measurement/surveying and services infrastructure for the preparatory, execution and operational phases of the project.“Embarking on a wind farm project is in line with our strategic objectives and plans for Poland’s transition to a low-carbon economy. We hope the tender attracts strong interest from domestic firms,” said Marcin Wasilewski, Executive Director of Energy at PKN Orlen.After the bidding procedure, technical dialogue and contractor selection process close, a contract for the development of a preliminary concept for the offshore wind farms will be signed, the company said.
Sharing is caring! Tweet 9 Views no discussions LocalNews Two day workshop underway for review of health care systems in Dominica by: – March 8, 2012 A number of health officials and stake holders are gathered at the Garraway Hotel in Roseau for a two day workshop with a view to reviewing and assessing the island’s health care system. Participants at health workshopThe objective of the workshop is to review and provide feedback on key findings and recommendations from the Health Systems and private sector Assessments, use stakeholder-determined criteria to prioritize assessment recommendations and reach consensus on next steps to address critical systems gaps and further clarify private sector role.Health Minister Julius Timothy, who addressed the participants, noted that the delivery of health care is a focal point for the Dominican government.He made particular reference to the prime minister’s emphasis on the assessment of the health care system on the island and the government’s decision to “focus on how health care is delivered”Health Minister Julius TimothyHe highlighted several areas in which the government has been making considerable resources available to health.“The government of Dominica is presently concluding the negations with the Chinese government for a new hospital in Goodwill.”According to Timothy, plans are also in place for further training of doctors and the improvement of two hospitals on island.“We are preparing plans for an upgrade for total refurbishment of the Marigot Hospital and are reorganizing Portsmouth Hospital as well. We are also sending many of our doctors to specialize and we expect that during the next 5 years to have a full complement of consultant specialists at out Hospital.”The workshop is being facilitated by Health Systems 20/20 and funded by the United States Agency International Development (USAID) with technical assistance provided by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).Day one of the workshop will engage participants in table group activities and offer feedback on the assessment, findings and recommendations.The workshop will end on Friday with a synthesis of participant priorities, next steps and responsibilities.Dominica Vibes News Share Share Share
The Australian will provide the continuity from old regime to new when he hands over the reins to Joe Schmidt after the tour. The new coach will be in Texas to run the rule over the squad when he touches down on Friday and watches the clash at the BBVA Stadium on Saturday. Kiss said: “Every Test is a must-win game. There is a real opportunity on two fronts, to bring players away so that they are well informed about what is required at this level and to prepare for Test matches come November.” He added: “For ongoing transition into a new structure there is an opportunity to know what the players can do.” With 10 players away with the Lions and a number of others injured or rested, Kiss has a host of new faces to pick from. There are seven uncapped players in his squad. And with Schmidt taking over ahead of games against New Zealand, Australia and Samoa there will be little chance for manoeuvre in November, meaning players need to take their opportunities in Texas and Toronto. Kiss added: “These two Tests are ideal for that. It is a long time since we last played these boys in 2011, it was 60 minutes before we got away from it was tough, right until the back end. “It is a different team, the US have variation on their gameplan, their attack is better and they are improving. We want to win two Tests, That’s what it is about and if we come out the other end well informed about what faces us going into November it will be a good thing.” The decision on whether to introduce water breaks has not yet been made with the game expected to be played in high temperatures and humidity. The call will be made at the match committee. Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony admitted the going had been tough at training, and he said: “The heat has been a factor for us and in training today we got 70 minutes and a bit of a shock of what heat and humidity will do, training has gone well and it is an opportunity to get good Test rugby.” Press Association Ireland coach Les Kiss has thrown down the gauntlet to his young squad ahead of Saturday’s Test against the US Eagles in Houston.
Press Association The FA has confirmed that the 51-year-old has accepted the charge of using “abusive and/or insulting words towards a spectator” during his side’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool and has requested a personal hearing. Pearson had refused to apologise to the fan despite a video emerging of the incident and calls from the Leicester City Supporters Club to say sorry. Pearson said in the wake of the incident: “I have had run-ins with fans in the past and in the heat of the moment these things happen and there won’t be any apology.” He added: ‘If people were offended by what happened in some ways that is regrettable, but there’s no need for me to apologise to someone of that ilk.” The heat has increased on the Foxes boss following an awful run of results which has seen his side take just two points from their last 11 Barclays Premier League games. They lie three points adrift at the bottom of the table ahead of a trip to fourth-placed West Ham on Saturday. Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has accepted a Football Association charge of using insulting words towards a fan.
GUYANA’s comeback against Canada in yesterday’s Pan American Indoor Men’s Cup was wrecked by Guyana born Canadian, Johnathan Roberts.Guyana went down 5-8 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall with Roberts scoring six of the eight Canadian goals.The locals took a while to get going and when they finally found their stride, there was too much to do with too little time remaining.Canada opened the scoring in the 13th minute through Roberts’ penalty corner before he returned to score the second and third through field goals in the 19th and 20th.With that the Canadians had assumed the lead commandingly or that’s what they felt as they returned from the break with the same dominance.This time it was Micah Teixeira who slammed in the fourth through a penalty corner in the 22nd.Guyana born Johnathan Roberts slammed home six goals out of Canada’s eight goals on a night when he was heavily marked (Samuel Maughn photo )After four unanswered goals, Guyana finally found their footing to score their first, through a Jamarj Assanah field goal.The Canadians were unbothered and answered right back through a Roberts field goal and then penalty corner, both in the 28th.Assanah tried the comeback for Guyana again by working the keeper off a penalty corner in the 32nd but Roberts answered right back in the 33rd with a field goal of his own.Assanah was determined and scored his and Guyana’s third of the night through a field goal in the 34th before Canada’s Devohn Noronha Teixeira scored the country’s 8th in the 37.With time running out, the locals seemed desperate to at least make the scoreline decent and with a penalty corner from Aroydy Bradford and a field goal from Marvin Dannett, the game ended 5-8.Trinidad and Tobago leads the way with an undefeated streak of four wins from four games and they are on 12 points with Canada in second on 9 Points up to press time.Argentina, who are currently third, would need to beat Barbados by more than a-five goal margin if they are to move into that second spot. Up to press time, the game was 2-0 in favour of the South American side.Guyana remain fourth on the table with Barbados fifth and Mexico sixth.In today’s fixtures, Canada play Trinidad and Tobago in the first Men’s game at 15:45hrs with Barbados playing Mexico at 17:00hrs and Guyana tackling Argentina at 18:15hrs.
Colombia midfielder, Jefferson Lerma, has joined Bournemouth for a club record £25m fee from Spanish side Levante on a five-year deal.Lerma played in all Colombia’s matches at the World Cup in Russia, including their last 16 defeat by England.He is the Cherries’ third signing of the summer transfer window. The Premier League club had already recruited midfielder David Brooks from Sheffield United and full-back Diego Rico from Leganes.The fee for Lerma eclipses the £20m Bournemouth paid Chelsea for Dutch defender Nathan Ake last summer.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram