House Subcommittee Chair Pushes for Main Street Regulatory Relief

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / House Subcommittee Chair Pushes for Main Street Regulatory Relief Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save About Author: Brian Honea U.S. Representative Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) on Wednesday urged his colleagues in the House to adopt legislation to ease the regulatory burdens on non-depository financial institutions in his opening statement of a House subcommittee hearing.In the Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit hearing entitled “Examining Regulatory Burdens on Non-Depository Financial Institutions,” Neugebauer, who is the chairman of that subcommittee, called those institutions “a diverse and important part of our financial sector.”“We must push forward in our bipartisan efforts to provide regulatory relief for our Main Street financial institutions and protect the financial independence of the individuals and families they serve,” he said.Neugebauer presented four main issues facing the institutions in his opening statement.The first issue Neugebauer discussed was the Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Act, commonly known as TRID, and the pending August 1 effective date.”This is a major endeavor that will significantly alter the mortgage closing process for consumers, lenders, and title insurance companies,” Neugebauer said, noting that it is important for the committee to understand what the industry is doing to comply with the effective date and what issues the committee needs to address.The second issue was the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s promulgating rules addressing the short-term, small dollar credit market, which American consumers widely use – and is highly enforced and regulated at the state level.”It is important for this Committee to examine the regulatory structure of these products, and understand how a Federal regulation impacts credit access and product choice for consumers,” Neugebauer said.The Congressman addressed the CFPB’s regulatory action that has affected the auto industry, then for the fourth issue, he stated how important it was for the committee to recognize how federal regulation impacts industries that have been historically state-regulated.”While we often talk about regulatory burdens in compliance terms—burdensome, duplicative, and unnecessary supervision and examination can also burden community-based lenders,” Neugebauer said. Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Housing Advocates Ask Regulators to Investigate Possible Pro-Foreclosure Campaigns Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 04/16/15 House Financial Services Committee Non-Depository Financial Institutions Randy Neugebauer U.S. House of Representatives 2015-04-15 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Postcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: House Financial Services Committee Non-Depository Financial Institutions Randy Neugebauer U.S. House of Representatives Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago April 15, 2015 910 Views Related Articles House Subcommittee Chair Pushes for Main Street Regulatory Relief Subscribelast_img read more

Sherwood sets sights on new players

first_imgTim Sherwood has given Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy a list of summer transfer targets as he continues to ignore speculation over his future. The former midfielder was named Andre Villas-Boas’ successor in December and enjoyed a fine start to life in the White Hart Lane hot-seat. Sherwood penned an 18-month deal as head coach but, with things recently going awry on the field, talk has increased that he will be replaced in the summer. “You’ve got to put them in with the right characters and the experienced players who want to give them boys the time to help them come on. That’s what I’ll be looking to do.” Sherwood was coy when asked whether he would look to buy back Steven Caulker from Cardiff after Spurs sold the England international last summer. He was, though, more forthcoming when it came to Tom Carroll and Jake Livermore, whose loan deals at QPR and Hull respectively end in the summer. “They’re both good players,” Sherwood said. “Jake’s had a good season at Hull and Tom Carroll is certainly one who will come back into the squad next season because he’s good enough for Tottenham.” Press Association Louis van Gaal, who is leaving the Netherlands manager post after the World Cup, is bookmakers’ favourite to come in – but Sherwood is not worried about such speculation and is already planning for next season. “I’ve given him (Levy) a list of players of who I want for next year,” Sherwood said. “You need to start looking, this is the time. The chairman’s got a list of the players who I would like. “There be a list of players and if you get one you don’t need to get the other. There are four or five are on there.” Sherwood strongly suggested those players have Premier League experience and sees such additions as key to blooding in Spurs’ young talent, who he knows well having formerly been the north London club’s technical co-ordinator. “I still believe you haven’t see a few of the young players we have,” he said. “No one’s seen them on the stage yet because it’s not been the right time to bring them in. Perhaps they’re not here, they might be on loan elsewhere. “They can only be as good as the experienced players around them because they will nurture them and bring them on. “I always say I’d never let my kids get babysat by someone who is going to teach them bad things. That’s exactly the same on the football field. last_img read more

Search for ‘missing surfer’ called off

first_imgA search for a ‘missing surfer’ has been stood down.Earlier this afternoon an alert was sparked when a surfer was reported to have gone missing off Mullaghderg near Kincasslagh.Bunbeg Coast Guard, as well as the rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo, was scrambled to the scene. They were assisted in the search, which was coordinated by the Malin Head Radio Coastguard, by a number of local boatsHowever, a short time ago the search was stood down and all search vessels returned to their respective bases.Search for ‘missing surfer’ called off was last modified: June 12th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalMullaghdergRESCUE 118surferlast_img read more

Iceland Passes Proposal to Become ‘New Media Haven’

first_imgmike melanson Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting If you’re looking to say something contentious on the Internet, then Iceland is the place to go. The Icelandic Parliament unanimously passed a proposal yesterday to make the country a “new media haven” in an initiative inspired and strongly backed by Iceland-based whistleblower website WikiLeaks.The proposal, entitled the “Icelandic Modern Media Initiative“, “resolves to task the government with finding ways to strengthen freedoms of expression and information freedom in Iceland, as well as providing strong protections for sources and whistleblowers.” According to the text of the initiative, Iceland hopes to become the international home of news organizations worldwide by way of providing these protections:The legislative initiative outlined here is intended to make Iceland an attractive environment for the registration and operation of international press organizations, new media start-ups, human rights groups and internet data centers. It promises to strengthen our democracy through the power of transparency and to promote the nation’s international standing and economy. It also proposes to draw attention to these changes through the creation of Iceland’s first internationally visible prize: the Icelandic Prize for Freedom of Expression. The proposal goes on to acknowledge that where a particular media is published has become irrelevant in many ways and that the creation of these laws could help create an environment that fosters quality journalism, unafraid of prosecution.“We can create a comprehensive policy and legal framework to protect the free expression needed for investigative journalism and other politically important publishing,” the initiative reads. When Al Jazeera covered the budding proposal last March, it said that “the idea behind IMMI is simple but it’s ambitious – bring together some of the most progressive media laws from many different countries to create one holistic law that will position Iceland at the forefront of the battle to protect journalists, whistleblowers and their sources from oppressive libel laws.”As both Al Jazeera, the Nieman Journalism Lab and others question, however, can laws in one country protect journalists from prosecution in other countries? The article on Nieman Journalism Lab suggests that the laws may not ensure protection from other countries laws, but “if nothing else, it would probably prevent your servers from being forcibly shut down”, were your content hosted in Iceland. For now, however, the effects of IMMI are yet unknown, as it is merely a proposal for laws that remain to be written and tested in international waters. There is also the question of whether or not Iceland has the bandwidth to support large media servers, although the IMMI clearly states that Iceland “has fast undersea cables to some of the world’s largest consumers of information”. Whatever the case, the passing of such a proposal is promising, if just in an altruistic and optimistic journalist’s point of view. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Tags:#Government#news#privacy#Real World#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

The PV/Solar-Thermal Switch-up

first_imgA recent story about market forces at work in the solar-power world underscored the notion that large-scale photovoltaic systems, at least in regions where sun exposure favors their use, are dominating the renewable-energy landscape.The basic point of the story is that oversupply and declining prices of photovoltaic panels, particularly those imported from China, are making PV systems increasingly attractive not only to consumers and commercial builders, but also to utilities whose solar projects originally were designed for solar-thermal technology. During the past three years, while developers of many large-scale renewable-energy facilities pushed the projects from planning to permitting stages, the cost of PV panels dove to such an extent that many developers dropped solar thermal in favor of PV, notes a San Jose Mercury News story posted on December 8.“PV is very cheap right now and it’s faster to put up,” Paula Mints, a solar industry analyst with Navigant Consulting, told the paper, adding that solar thermal takes “about two years to build. With PV there’s more instant gratification.”Beyond residential uses, PV’s upper handAs GBA’s “Green Basics” guide explains, PV tends to be more cost-effective than solar thermal for space heating homes. For large-scale power generation, solar collectors are used to boil water to power steam-turbine electricity generators. The technology was widely embraced a few years ago, and still will be used for some major projects.The SJMN story points out that California law requires utilities to generate at least a third of their power from renewable-energy systems by 2020. At the same time, the California Public Utilities Commission is pressuring utilities to pursue that goal in the most cost-effective ways possible so that the cost to ratepayers is minimized. But whether developers are responding to pressure from regulators or the market, it appears that a significant number are switching to PV from solar thermal. Of nine solar thermal utility projects licensed in 2010 by the California Energy Commission, five had announced by early December that they were switching to PV. The CEC licenses solar thermal projects of 50 megawatts or larger, while permitting for utility-scale PV projects is handled by counties.State officials don’t expect the shift to PV will reduce utility rates in the short term, but could keep rates lower than they would have been had all utility-scale projects stayed with solar thermal.last_img read more

Smith shows big heart as he continues to push past pain for TNT

first_imgMOST READ Joshua Smith vs June Mar Fajardo. PBA IMAGESThere was uncertainty surrounding Joshua Smith’s status for Game 1 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.But after playing through a right foot injury and even hitting the game winner to lift TNT over San Miguel Beer on Wednesday night, his heart could never be questioned.ADVERTISEMENT The 6-foot-8, 300-pound Smith did a little bit of everything while limping through the fourth quarter after he aggravated his injury late in the third period.“I just kept telling myself 12 minutes, 12 minutes, 12 minutes. Like I said, my thing is, as much as it is easy for me to pack up my stuff and leave, I wanna keep playing. I came here with one goal and I’m so close so I gotta take it day by day,” said Smith, who is listed as day-to-day.“Like I said, I have faith in my teammates it was like the Game 4 against Ginebra. I went out end of the third quarter. It’s a similar play and I came back, but I trust my teammates. You know what I’m saying? I got faith in them and I know they’re gonna go out there and handle their business.”Game 2 is on Friday night and Smith’s status is up in the air again.But one thing’s for sure, regardless of his health issues, he will be ready to play.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LOOK: Durant thanks Warriors, fans in full-page newspaper ad Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img “He has a big heart,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela of Smith, who sank a hook shot over the Beermen’s June Mar Fajardo with 1.6 seconds left in a dramatic 104-102 win.“It was for Jayson (Castro). He wasn’t open. I caught the ball, I was looking for somebody to pass it to. Once there was nobody else I just decided to it myself,” Smith recalled of the final play. “My foot’s hurting but it feels better when you win, so that’s all really that matters.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRacela opted to stick with the injured Smith instead of parading Mike Myers, who was flown in as a potential replacement import, and at least for Game 1, he made the right decision.Smith came away with 21 points, nine rebounds, two assists, one block and a steal in less than 27 minutes. He also set solid screens that led to baskets and his sheer size gave TNT an intimidating presence on the defensive end. World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Tim Cone sees his former players in Tey Teodoro: ‘He just caught my eye’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening “There’s a little bit of pressure because I didn’t expect that I would have this kind of performance,” said Teodoro. “Right now I’m just thinking of putting numbers in quality minutes.” Ginebra planning for long series vs San Miguel PLAY LIST 02:08Ginebra planning for long series vs San Miguel02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:22Sotto to Albayalde: Implement dismissal order vs Pampanga ‘ninja cops’02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “He plays with a kind of Johnny Abarrientos type personality where nothing rattles him,” said Cone. “I’ve been watching him since he was with JRU and I saw him in a couple of games with JRU and I was impressed. Then, I saw him in the Maharlika league two or three times where he was just completely dominating.”Cone also likened Teodoro to his former players Poch Juinio and Merwin Castelo, whom he drafted fifth and sixth overall in the 1994 PBA Rookie Draft, and also Phoenix forward Alex Mallari.“He just caught my eye. I remember Merwin Castelo was a guy that caught my eye and Poch Juinio was a guy who caught my eye, guys that in the past that I just get kind of enamored with. Alex Mallari was another guy when I first watched him play,” said Cone.“Teytey is one of those guys who just caught my eye so I’ve followed him ever since thinking that he would fit in with what we do,” added Cone.As for Teodoro, the kind words Cone said about him are going to be added source of motivation as he tries to make a name for himself in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT Teodoro scored four points in seven minutes of play in the Gin Kings’ 90-79 win and he was surprised head coach Tim Cone already trusted him to play in the team’s first game of the season.“I was super happy because this is just our first game and I’m already playing,” said Teodoro, who checked in late in the first quarter, in Filipino. “I never expected that I would enter the game that early.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I was surprised but I kept myself ready because I’m always watching their games and whatever plays they ran. And I think being a fan helped me,” added Teodoro.Cone said that he saw big things in Teodoro despite the husky guard failing to earn a contract with Columbian—the original team that drafted him in the third round of the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft. View comments LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Read Next MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Tey Teodoro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Teytey Teodoro’s basketball  has come full circle.From watching Barangay Ginebra as a fan, the gunner out of Jose Rizal University, eventually donned the Gin Kings colors and got his own moment under the limelight in the PBA season opener against TNT Sunday at Philippine Arena.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Undersized TNT makes most of it has vs Ginebra giants in loss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

Alpine man fatally shot after allegedly charging sheriff deputies with a knife

first_img Posted: November 13, 2018 Sasha Foo, November 13, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsALPINE (KUSI) – An investigation is underway into the deputy involved shooting of a 30 year old Alpine man. Danny Ayala was shot to death by deputies who answered a call Monday afternoon at the Summit at Alpine apartment homes. Someone at the apartment complex called 911 just before 3 p.m. to report a man who was yelling death threats. When deputies arrived, they said Ayala who was holding a knife began to advance towards them. According to homicide investigators, the deputies who feared for their lives, fired multiple shots at Ayala outside his apartment. The deputies administered first aid and CPR but Ayala died at the scene.However, Ayala’s family said it had heard a different version of the events from witnesses who claimed he was shot multiple times inside the apartment, after deputies broke through the door. Juan Ruiz, the victim’s uncle also questioned the treatment of Ayala’s four year old son, who may have witnessed the shooting and was taken into the the custody of the Sheriff’s Department after the shooting. Family members also said they were not informed about the child’s whereabouts for hours.“They should have called somebody as protocol, called somebody to “come pick up your child.’ You don’t just take a child and don’t tell nobody. You know, everybody was looking for the kid and nobody knows where he’s at,” Ruiz said. Family members said they were not notified of Ayala’s death by law enforcement, but learned of his death through the news media.At this time, no one is sure what happened in the moments before deputies opened fire. Homicide investigators were not able to say what deputies said to Ayala before the shooting. Vanessa Moore, Ayala’s cousin said the family wants more answers from the Sheriff’s Department. “People get upset all the time- unless there was a gun out there, unless he pointed a gun at the officers, which is not what they say happened- he had a knife, why did they tear down his door?”All these things that the policemen say happened and didn’t happen? We just need answers and if they don’t have them, that’s a little suspect to us, right now,” Moore said. Sasha Foo center_img Updated: 10:02 AM Alpine man fatally shot, after allegedly charging sheriff deputies with a knife Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more