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Clinton says Wells Fargo proves mandatory arbitration should be banned

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton pledged this week to bolster the CFPB and move to ban binding arbitration clauses in contracts, saying that the Wells Fargo scandal, as well as other debacles, demonstrates the need for expanded consumer protection.“Too many of the rules and incentives in our economy encourage those at the top to abuse their power and take advantage of consumers, workers, small businesses, and taxpayers,” the Clinton campaign stated in a fact sheet as Clinton spoke in Ohio on Monday.Clinton said that, as president, she would work to ensure that consumers, employees and small businesses can fight back on a level playing field by banning mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts. She said consumers should be permitted to take businesses to court rather than being required to go through arbitration. continue reading »last_img read more

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EnterCroatia – online border crossing form and epidemiological information for foreign tourists

first_img“This innovative solution will enable the accelerated entry of tourists into Croatia, and in which we ensure all security protocols and communication with our guests. Croatia is recognized as a country with an extremely efficient preparedness system and a favorable epidemiological picture, and in terms of tourism, this is an opportunity for us to prove ourselves once again as a destination that puts emphasis on safety and innovation, ” said Minister Cappelli on the occasion of the presentation of the “EnterCroatia” project. At the moment, the website has a form available in Croatian and English, and over the next few days it will be available in many other languages ​​and passengers will receive instructions in the same languages ​​(eg German, Slovenian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Polish). etc., ie everything will be available in over 10 different languages).  On this page there is an online form in which all data that are normally required in the process of crossing the border are entered and with a simple presentation of a passport or identity document to a border police officer, the number or code from the ID card or passport is automatically linked to all pre-entered data. online form. In this way, the entire procedure of entering the data of each individual person in the vehicle is reduced to a minimum time and traffic flow is increased. As communication and perception of safety is currently crucial, everyone in tourism should share this information through their social networks and channels. Also, when you send a newsletter to your database, regarding this important information, I definitely recommend that you communicate how you prepared and what measures you took. If you have a picture or video that makes it even better, so you know you care and wait for them ready. Recommendations and epidemiological information in foreign languages The Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Tourism have opened a website in order to increase the efficiency of crossing the border of the Republic of Croatia and to make our guests aware of the epidemiological measures in force in Croatia. https://entercroatia.mup.hr/.. Communication and security assurance is currently crucial Now it is important that we all communicate this information well! Inform your guests about this important information, so that in addition to the accelerated crossing of the border, you receive all the epidemiological information and recommendations in your mail, and thus show that you care and that we as a destination are ready for tourism.  At the same time, all those who fill in their data online will be sent to their email address instructions containing epidemiological information and measures in force in the Republic of Croatia for their safe stay in Croatia.  “After the excellent epidemiological situation in Croatia and after opening the borders by creating this special website, we have created all the necessary prerequisites for a quick, efficient and safe arrival of tourists in Croatia. We believe that our new promotional campaign “The Vacation You Deserve Is Closer Than You Think”, which was launched in markets in the region such as Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Poland, will achieve good results and that our citizens these countries will soon be visited in increasing numbers”, said the director of the CNTB Kristjan Staničić, adding that for promotion in markets that mostly depend on air transport connections such as Great Britain, France, Scandinavia, but also distant markets such as China, USA and South Korea, it was created online platform “EnjoyTheViewFromCroatia” which can be used by all Croatian tourism professionals for their own promotion. last_img read more

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ECOS continues Boracay garbage haul despite ‘unpaid’ Malay debt

first_imgThe garbage trucks are shipped in a barge from the staging area in BarangayManoc-Manoc to Sambiray port in mainland Malay. The trucks then dump thegarbage in the Kabulihan sanitary landfill maintained by ECOS.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN) Typhoon “Ursula” struck Malay town and Boracay Island on Dec. 25. Itleft debris and garbage piled up in beachfronts and village roads.       “May mga Philippine Armyat haulers association na tumulong upangmakolekta ang mga basura dahil nagkaroon ng problema ang ECOS sa kanilang mga helpers at drivers,” Sinelsaid. The municipality has an annual budget of P50 million and a supplementalbudget of P15 million for the garbage operations and hauling of ECOS, butMunicipal Environment and Natural Resources Office designate Mariane Sinel saidMalay needs at least P130-million budget yearly for the hauling of garbage andP40 million for the operation. “Kailangan may sistema ang lahatupang maayos ang pag-kolekta natin. Maymga residente tayo na wala sa oras ang pagtapon sa mga designated points, dapat 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. sila magtapon,” Magno said. “Paulit ulit ang problema natinsa basura. Kulang ang budget para sa hauling.Nakakatanggap tayo ng complaint sa 888 Hotline at sa mga residente kapag hindi nakolekta ang mga basura, simula noong Typhoon‘Ursula.’ Bumabalik na naman ang problemadahil hindi natin kaagad nahakot ang mga basura,” Sinel added on Jan. 23. “Pigang-piga na kami, sagasolina ng barge, sa sweldo ng tao,maintenance ng trucks, sa dami ng operational expenses dahil hindi pa halos makabayad ang localgovernment unit of Malay sa ECOS,” headded. But ECOS spokesman Alex Carlo Magno said the unpaid debts of Malay townfor eight months will not hinder them from hauling the garbage in the world-famousisland.    Bags of collected garbage from the rehabilitation project of Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. AKEAN FORUM Currently, there are nine ECOS garbage trucks working daily from 1 a.m.to 7 a.m. to collect garbage in designated points in the barangays of Manoc-Manoc,Balabag and Yapak.  BORACAY – The ECOS Sanitary Landfill and Waste ManagementCorporation said the municipal government of Malay, Aklan owed them a whoopingP115 million for last year’s Boracay garbage hauling. Meanwhile, Magno urged the cooperation of the residents and thebusiness owners by observing the proper schedule of the garbage pick-up andwaste segregation. Last year, the contracted garbage collector allegedly received only P72.375million for the January to May billing, having the last payment made in themonth of November.last_img read more

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Rape attempt eyed in Cadiz teen’s slay

first_imgBY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGABACOLOD City – Investigators believe that suspects tried to rape the 14-year-old lass who was found dead in a sugarcane field in Hacienda San Jose, Barangay Mabini, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. Mansueto noted the facemask recovered in the crime scene was similar to the one worn by the person they summoned.It was also learned that the man was seen on his motorcycle following the victim prior to the incident and was also spotted later coming out of the sugarcane field. The victim was a Grade 9 student and resident of the village. She had four stab wounds on the body. According to police investigators, the victim left her mother’s house around 10 a.m. on Aug. 1 to go to his father in Purok Balod – also in the village.center_img Cadiz city police station chief, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Mansueto, said they have invited a person of interest for questioning. He was described as an admirer of the girl.  She was believed to have been dragged into the sugarcane field, police said. Mansueto said they are still waiting for witnesses to surface./PNlast_img read more

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Lambert makes Liverpool bow

first_img Philippe Coutinho, Fabio Borini – who remains a target of Sunderland – Joe Allen, Martin Skrtel and Jon Flanagan were included in a strong Liverpool line-up but it was Preston who took the lead through Josh Brownhill. Liverpool, however, scored twice in three minutes in the second half as Suso applied a curling finish in the 74th minute before Kristoffer Peterson side-footed home a winner. Chelsea also came from behind to beat AFC Wimbledon 3-2 thanks to two goals from substitute John Terry. Nemanja Matic, Mohamed Salah and Kurt Zouma were all named in a young starting team that fell 2-0 behind before half-time courtesy of Alan Bennett’s opener after 38 seconds and Matt Tubbs’ penalty. Terry was introduced at the interval and the captain scored two goals either side of Salah’s equaliser to seal a second pre-season victory for Jose Mourinho’s men. Arsenal’s afternoon was more comfortable as they eased to a 2-0 win at Boreham Wood. Aaron Ramsey started for the Gunners alongside Carl Jenkinson, Nacho Monreal and Wojciech Szczęsny but it wasn’t until the 68th minute that Kristoffer Olson gave the FA Cup winners the lead. Benik Afobe then made sure of the victory with a penalty late on. Press Association Rickie Lambert made his first appearance in a Liverpool shirt as Brendan Rodgers’ side came from behind to beat Preston 2-1 in a pre-season friendly on Saturday. Lambert, who supported the Reds as a boy, made his dream move to Anfield from Southampton earlier this summer and played 45 minutes at Deepdale before being replaced at half-time. Another summer signing, Emre Can, also started the match but the young midfielder was taken off after just 20 minutes due to tightness in his calf. Sunderland did their confidence no harm at all with an emphatic 5-1 win over Darlington. New arrivals Billy Jones, Costel Pantilimon and Jordi Gomez all played a part in the contest but it was experienced centre forward Steven Fletcher who did the most damage. Fletcher, who was making his first appearance since March, marked his return from injury with two goals before being taken off at half-time. Emanuele Giaccherini, Connor Wickham and Gomez added three more in the second period while Gary Brown scored Darlington’s consolation. New West Brom boss Alan Irvine was denied a pre-season victory against Wycombe as the two sides played out a 0-0 draw behind closed doors. On Saturday night, Tottenham recorded a 3-3 draw against the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field. Lewis Holtby opened the scoring with a close-range header for the Premier League side after 10 minutes but Gonzalo Pineda levelled from the penalty spot before the break after a foul by Michael Dawson to bring the home side back into the game. Kyle Naughton suffered a head injury as the first half wore on following a collision with Jalil Anibaba but managed to play on and see the first 45 minutes out. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino made six changes at half-time before goalkeeper Brad Friedel was beaten well by a thunderbolt from Osvaldo Alonso three minutes in as they fell behind for the first time in the match. It was not long before Tottenham were back level as second-half substitute Roberto Soldado slotted a penalty home after he was bundled down by Chad Marshall. Former Spurs star Clint Dempsey, who made the switch to the Sounders last year, received a cheer from both sets of supporters as he was subbed off with 20 minutes to go for Sean Okoli, who set up Tristan Bowen minutes later as Seattle went in front again. Seconds later down at the other end, DeAndre Yedlin was penalised for handball in the box and Iago Falque made no mistake with the resulting penalty to make it 3-3. last_img read more

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All eyes on Leicester striker Jamie Vardy against Manchester United

first_img FINISHING Vardy needed just one chance to set a new league record when he buried across David de Gea in the first half. The Foxes’ talisman has been at his clinical best during a run which has broken Ruud van Nistelrooy’s streak, which the Dutchman set in 2003 while at Manchester United. It was his only effort of the game but he only needed that to make it count and underline what remarkable form he is in right now. Vardy was always sniffing for more but, despite Leicester being the better side, a second goal never came. TEAMWORK No-one would have blamed the England man for being greedy as he chased a slice of history, but he was at his usual unselfish best. He seized on a loose pass from Michael Carrick and fed N’Golo Kante instead of shooting before taking his chance in the 24th minute to open the scoring. He spotted Christian Fuchs’ run and gave the right-back the chance to provide the perfect ball for his record strike. Vardy was still chasing lost causes late in the second half and remained the focal point for the home attack. TEMPERAMENT Vardy could have been forgiven for showing some nerves, but there was no sign of anxiety as he played his natural game. There was a brief flashpoint with De Gea after the goalkeeper felt Vardy had left his foot in late but it unsettled the Spaniard more than it did Leicester’s star. Little seems to faze the former Fleetwood man, just over three years after he was playing non-league football, as he stands his ground in every situation. His composure also helped him in front of goal as he still had plenty to do to beat De Gea for his record. REACTION The 28-year-old was afforded the biggest cheer from the home fans pre-match and he responded in perfect style. He is a hero at Leicester and has now gone down in Premier League folklore thanks to his goal which sent the King Power Stadium crazy. He was given a wonderful send-off at the end of the game and applauded the fans to show just how much his achievement means. INTERNATIONAL In front of England boss Roy Hodgson, Vardy kept Wayne Rooney in the shade and the England captain was replaced in the second half having barely threatened Leicester. Rooney’s most noteworthy moment came when he should have been booked for diving in the first half after going down softly in the area. One miscued volley flew straight at Kasper Schmeichel and Rooney did not have the threat or aura which he has carried in the past. Instead, Vardy should have impressed Hodgson more, and surely only injury or a dramatic loss of form will see him left out for Euro 2016. The striker opened the scoring in Leicester’s 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Saturday. Here, Press Association Sport looks at the England forward on his historic day. Jamie Vardy set a new Barclays Premier League record when he netted in his 11th consecutive game.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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NOS, Jitendranath win at Inter School Cricket Tournament

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: NOS school and Jitendranath School won their respective matches in the 13th All Assam Mrigen Sarma Memorial Inter School Cricket Tournament held at the Latasil ground here today. In the first game NOS beat Modern English School (Geetanagar) by 7 wickets. Jitendranath in the other match defeated Modern Eng High School ( Bharalumukh) by identical margin.Brief scores: 1st Match :Modern English High School (Geetanagar) 120 (17.4 Overs), Nayanmoni Sarania 32, Subrajit Seal 3/23, Mrinmoy Kalita 3/27(Hattrick), Pappu Paswan 2/23, NOS 121/3 (14.2 Overs), Debanga Bikash 50 (no), Rahul Boro 2/10.2nd Match : Modern 110 (20 Overs), Sekharan Das 32, Nikesh Patel 21, Biraj Patgiri 3/11,Sumit Choudhuri 2/25;Jitendranath 111/3 (18.4 overs), Biraj Patgiri 32, Sumit Choudhury 29 (no), Hirakjyoti Mahanta 20 (no), Tushar Barman 2/28. Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

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Video: On the Beat: Beat writers discuss Syracuse-Boston College

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Water main break on Ripley Boulevard

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich –Earlier today a 24-inch water main broke resulting in the closure of Ripley Boulevard between First and Second Avenue.At this time it is not clear as to what caused the break and residents may experience low water pressure until this can be repaired.For further information regarding the repair status, you can visit the city’s websiteAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Presque Isle lighthouses celebrate their anniversariesNext New book pays homage to Michiganderslast_img read more

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Intercity Transit Grants Vans to Six Community Organizations

first_imgFacebook131Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Intercity TransitIntercity Transit has granted six 12-passenger vans to community organizations through a competitive application and review process. Each organization will use the van to provide transportation to their clients. Intercity Transit Authority Chair Jeff Gadman says, “We’re excited to offer this important program to local groups. Intercity Transit’s retired Vanpool vans allow them to provide vital services to their clients and our community.”Community Youth Services will transport at-risk school-age children to after-school programs.Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County will use the van for their currently wait-listed program to transport low income and at-risk youth to before and after school programs and field trips.Senior Services of South Sound will transport seniors to activities at the Senior Nutrition Program, Services to At-Risk Seniors and Adult Day Care and Respite Programs.Community Action Council will provide transportation from Lacey Transit Center to their new location on Willamette Drive in Lacey.City Gates Ministries will provide transportation to low-income families trying to get back in the work force. Family vehicles will be repaired by a volunteer mechanic and the granted van will be used to transport individuals to work.Center for Natural Lands Management will use the van to transport partners and volunteers to conservation projects on South Sound prairies.The Intercity Transit Authority will host a brief reception and present the vans during its next meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 at 5:30. Members of the public are welcome to attend.Each non-profit who was granted a van through a rigorous application process will use the van to transport clients. Photo courtesy: Intercity TransitNow in its 13th year, Intercity Transit’s Van Grant program has awarded 47 retired vanpool vehicles to community organizations through a competitive application and review process. The former Vanpool vehicles are retired due to miles and time in use, and would otherwise be sold as surplus. Vanpool Manager Carolyn Newsome says, “This is my favorite part of this job, because I get to learn more about the wonderful things nonprofits do in our community.”Government agencies or private non-profit organizations serving clients in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Yelm, or their urban growth areas qualify for the program. Applicants identify how a van will benefit their clients and the community as a whole. They also demonstrate that existing transit service does not meet their transportation needs and address their ability to maintain the vehicle for its intended function.For more information: Stefanie Randolph, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, 360-705-5891Intercity Transit is a municipal corporation providing public transportation for people who live and work in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm – an area of approximately 94 square miles. Intercity Transit operates 25 bus routes, a door-to-door service for people with disabilities, a vanpool program, specialized van programs, and is active in community partnerships.last_img read more

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