Congressional leaders echo CUNA’s call for rulemaking pause

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), chair of the House Financial Services Committee, have echoed CUNA’s call for a pause in rulemakings from federal regulators unless they are designed to help them during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.Such a moratorium was first on the list of suggestions in a letter CUNA sent to the administration this week outlining changes that could help credit unions better serve members affected by the COVID-19.CUNA’s letter to the administration called on NCUA and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to “suspend all pending rulemakings – and not propose additional rulemakings – except those intended to reduce regulatory burden or to facilitate credit unions service to members during this crisis.” continue reading »last_img read more

DDA’s news update for the week ending Friday August 12th 2011

first_img Share 102 Views   one comment Discover Dominica Authority collababorated with Diasporas in CanadaThe Discover Dominica Authority has collaborated with the Diaspora in the Canadian market in representing Dominica at the Caribbean Tourism Organization Caribbean Food and Travel Fair in Toronto.  The show displayed the colors, culture and exquisite cuisine of Dominica. Dominicans adorned the national wear and served creole cuisine to visitors to the event. Reports reaching the DDA indicated that the event was a success and visitors to the Dominica booth were exceedingly impressed by the Dominican delegation and presentation.Discover Dominica Authority presented Customer Serrvice homestay program for the Waitikubuli National Trail.The Discover Dominica Authority presented sessions on Customer Service and guidelines for the homestay programme for the Waitikubuli National Trail.  These sessions form part of the collaboration between the Waitikubuli National Trail and the DDA.  The sessions were conducted in Marigot as part of an Agro-Tourism training programme targeting farmers, landowners and other persons and interest groups along and within the vicinity of segment seven of the Waitikubuli National Trail.  Other presentations included agro-tourism opportunities, public relations and communication, practical sessions on bird watching, visits to farms, product development, marketing and trail heritage education.Nature Island Literary FestivalThe Nature Island Literary Festival and Book Fair 2011 was held over the weekend at the UWI Open Campus.  The festival which is on its 4th year displayed the works of local and regional authors.  Workshops on travel writing and play writing were held, along with poetry sessions.  The Discover Dominica Authority continued to assist in the marketing and promotion of the literary festival as it has from inception, and from all accounts the event was successful, with large numbers of persons participating in the workshops and the book fair.Press ReleaseDiscover Dominica Authority Sharing is caring! LocalNews DDA’s news update for the week ending Friday August 12th 2011 by: – August 12, 2011center_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

SPOTY contenders announced

first_img The winner of the award will be announced at the culmination of the live show on December 14 at the Hydro Arena in Glasgow, following a public vote. But Scottish fans will have no local favourite to support after last year’s winner Andy Murray was left off the final contenders following a year in which he failed to add to his two career grand slam titles. Gareth Bale is the only footballer to make the cut after an impressive first season with Real Madrid, while boxer Carl Froch also earns a place after his conclusive Wembley rematch win over George Groves. Olympic and World Cup skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold is joined by skiers Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans, who were crowned Great Britain’s first Winter Paralympic champions when they won the women’s visually-impaired Super G in Sochi in March. Charlotte Dujardin, who picked up two dressage world titles this year, and Jo Pavey, whose 10,000m gold in Zurich made her the oldest female European champion in history at the age of 40 and 325 days, take the total list of female contenders to four. The list is completed by gymnast Max Whitlock, who won world, European and Commonwealth medals in 2014, and swimmer Adam Peaty, who won four European titles and two Commonwealth Games golds. The shortlist was decided by a panel of former nominees, newspaper sports editors and television sport executives. Press Association McIlroy, who won the final two majors of the year as well as helping Europe retain the Ryder Cup, will bid to become the first golfer to win the prestigious award since Nick Faldo in 1989. But McIlroy could face a stern challenge from Lewis Hamilton, who claimed his second Formula One world title in Abu Dhabi at the weekend and finished second in the voting in both 2007 and 2008. center_img Rory McIlroy is a strong favourite to round off the most successful spell of his career with the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award after being confirmed among the 10 shortlisted contenders on Monday. last_img read more