Fed Announces Formation of Community Advisory Council

first_img 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 U.S. Federal Reserve Board announced the formation of a 15-member Community Advisory Council (CAC) to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the Board on emerging economic issues and relevant policy matters, according to an announcement from the Fed.While the CAC will advise the Fed on a broad range of issues and offer diverse perspectives on economic circumstances of different consumers and communities, the council’s particular focus will be on concerns of low- and moderate-income areas. Fed Chair Janet Yellen and other officials have been meeting with representatives from these areas for the last few months to hear their concerns.In a sign that the Fed is becoming more community-oriented, President Obama announced earlier this month the nomination of Allan Landon, a community banker, to fill one of the two empty seats on the Fed’s seven-seat Board of Governors. The Fed has not had a governor with community banking experience since Elizabeth Duke retired in August 2013.Members of the CAC will be selected by the Fed through a public nomination process and will serve staggered three-year terms. The first meeting between the CAC and the Fed is planned for the fourth quarter of 2015, and the council will subsequently meet semiannually.The Fed previously had a consumer advisory council to advise the Board on consumer regulatory issues, but that council dissolved in 2011 when Dodd-Frank charged the formation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with issues regarding consumer protection and regulation. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fed Announces Formation of Community Advisory Council The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Fed Announces Formation of Community Advisory Council Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Altisource Shares Rise as CEO Reassures Firm’s Investors Next: DS News Webcast: Monday 1/19/2015 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newscenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago January 16, 2015 1,166 Views  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Brian Honea Community Advisory Council Federal Reserve U.S. Economy 2015-01-16 Brian Honea Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Community Advisory Council Federal Reserve U.S. Economy Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Cricket News Russell Domingo appointed new coach of Bangladesh cricket team

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Russell Domingo was the assistant coach to Gary Kirsten.Domingo coached South Africa from 2013 to 2017.Bangladesh finished eighth in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. highlightscenter_img New Delhi: Russell Domingo, who was the coach of the South African cricket team from 2013 to 2017 after replaching Gary Kirsten, has been appointed as the new head coach of the Bangladesh cricket team. The 44-year-old Domingo has agreed to a two-year deal with the Bangladesh Cricket Board and is expected to arrive in Dhaka on Wednesday to take charge. Bangladesh had no coach for over a month after the Cricket Board parted ways with Steve Rhodes following the team’s eighth-place finish in the league stage of the World Cup. BCB Director and former skipper Khaled Mahmud took temporary charge during an 0-3 defeat to Sri Lanka in a three-match one-day international series in late July.In a Bangladesh Cricket Board press release which carried Domingo’s statement, it read, “I have followed Bangladesh’s progress with keen interest and I am extremely excited to assist the team in reaching the goals that they are capable of.”BCB president Nazmul Hasan also expressed satisfaction over Domingo’s appointment. “He has a wealth of experience and we have been very impressed with his passion and coaching philosophy. We also sought a full-time coach… (Domingo) said he was very keen to work with the boys and didn’t want any holiday breaks. These are the reasons why we found him suitable,” Hasan said. Domingo was the assistant coach of South Africa in 2011. He replaced Gary Kirsten as national team head coach of the Proteas in 2013 and remained there 2017. He led South Africa to semifinals of the 2014 World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Domingo will have compatriots Charl Langeveldt and Neil McKenzie among his support staff. Bangladesh last month appointed Langeveldt as the pace bowling coach and retained McKenzie as batting coach.Indian spinner Sunil Joshi, who was with the Bangladesh team since 2017 August had called it a day after the end of ICC World Cup 2019, and Daniel Vettori is set to replace him. Langeveldt, on the other hand, replaced former Windies fast bowler Courtney Walsh, whose contract ended after the World Cup in England and Wales.Daniel Vettori will join the Bangla Tigers ahead of the tour of India, which is scheduled to get underway in the first week of November. The tour consists of three T20Is and a couple of Tests. Vettori has some experience in the coaching field. He was the coach of the Brisbane Heat for four years but decided not to renew his contract. He also coached the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Middlesex.last_img read more

Paintsil thrilled to be back in Ghana squad

first_imgJohn Paintsil is happy to have rediscovered his form of old and believes that has played a big part in his return to the Ghana setup.The Hapoel Tel Aviv defender John Paintsil is preparing with the team for the weekend’s final round qualifier against Malawi for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.Paintsil, 31, is making a return to the national team after his last outing for the Black Stars came in March this year in an international friendly against Chile.And he credits his club form for helping him win another national team call-up.“When I went to Leicester, things didn’t go well. In three years, I played one season, playing six games and that wasn’t enough and as a national team player, you need to be getting more playing time to be ready for the nation.“Playing, playing, playing and play time is what I want. And now I am happy that I have found my way and found my self with Hapoel Tel Aviv [and] playing every week, playing in Europa Cup, two or three times in a week, which is good, which is going to polish my game. Now I can see that my style of game is changing, is coming up. I am seeing myself like everyday John [Paintsil] is changing his style of play, the confidence, the fitness, everything is getting well so I am so happy,” the Ghana full-back explained. After his time off the Black Stars, Paintsil, who is closing in on a century of caps for Ghana, says he was made proud with the reception accorded him on his return.“I am very happy to get back to the [Black] Stars team,” Paintsil said.“There guys were so happy to see me and I feel so proud that I have people who were looking forward to seeing me back to the national team so I feel very happy.”Paintsil is working under Kwesi Appiah for the first time since the former Ghana international was made the substantive coach of the Black Stars and he is quick to point to the positive change that the new coach has brought on board.“I can see that the motivation and confidence is very, very high. The new coach has brought new things to the group, new technique, the training and everything has changed. And I am very happy to see that,” the Israeli-based player explained. “I believe that with this coaching aspects that Kwesi Appiah is bringing up, it will help the boys. When you come to training you will not notice who is a local boy and who is a professional [foreign-based].“This is what I wanted to see,” Paintsil added.“The love is there, they unity and the respect and discipline, I am very happy to see that.”last_img read more

Sept. 11 Services Slated

first_imgIn Middletown, a tribute to those township residents who perished that day, has been scheduled for 8:46 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the township’s World Trade Center Memorial Gardens, 36 Church St.The service is expected to include a wreath laying in honor of those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks.Middletown, the county’s largest municipality, saw 37 community members lose their lives that day. The township erected the gardens in honor of these residents. The location features a canopy of trees and a landscaped path with benches and personalized memorials to each of the victims.The garden was constructed largely through donations and opened to the public on Sept. 11, 2003. In Fair Haven, while the borough is not having a formal memorial service, Mayor Donald Burden and borough council members will place a floral arrangement at the 9/11 memorial in Memorial Park, River Road, across from borough hall.Organizations are welcome to place similar tokens of remembrance. Borough officials request it be done prior to 8:45 a.m. Sept. 11.The park’s flag will be lowered at that time, in recognition of the time the World Trade Center’s North Tower was struck. Commun­ity members are encouraged to take a moment of quiet reflection that day. In Highlands, the borough has scheduled a memorial ceremony to begin at 6 p.m. at the borough’s Victory Park, Bay Avenue. Victory Park is the permanent home of the Memorial Project and its accompanying marble sculptures done by artist Stephen Shaheen, designed as a lasting tribute to the victims. By John BurtonMementos left at the Monmouth County 9/11 Memorial last year.Area towns and organ­iza­tions have scheduled observances of Sept. 11. This year marks the 11th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa.Among ceremonies and remembrances scheduled in the area are: In Shrewsbury, the borough’s volunteer fire company will hold a memorial service at 7 p.m. at the gazebo memorial, located on the grounds of the borough’s municipal complex, 419 Sycamore Ave. Borough officials and emergency first responders will be on hand and the event is open to the public. In Red Bank, the Red Bank Elks Lodge 233, 40 West Front St., is holding its traditional memorial service at the borough’s Riverside Gardens Park, next door to the lodge, starting at 6 p.m. The park is home to the borough’s monument and garden area, established to honor the borough residents who died on Sept. 11, 2001. The Elks, as they have done in the past, will host a light repast/reception following the service, at their lodge. In Holmdel, the memorial ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the township’s memorial for the victims located in front of the municipal complex, 4 Craw­fords Corner Road. Mayor Patrick Impreveduto will preside over the ceremony, which is scheduled to feature an innovation from a local clergy member. As has been the Holmdel tradition, family members of the township’s 10 residents, who were killed on 9/11, will be asked to place roses at the memorial.last_img read more

HIV/Aids: things we should know

first_img1 December 2005A major new study on HIV/Aids makes a number of findings that South Africans should know about. These include findings on how pregnancy, breastfeeding and male circumcision can affect HIV transmission, and on the importance of periodic HIV testing.But the key finding is this: if you think that you, or your children, are not at risk of contracting HIV, the chances are you’re wrong.Aids ‘starting to level off’HIV prevalence among South Africans aged 15-49 increased only slightly from 2002 to 2005, a sign that the epidemic in SA may have started levelling off, according the HSRC study.The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) published its 2005 national household survey on HIV prevalence, incidence, behaviour and communication on Wednesday ahead of World Aids Day on 1 December.The study, which estimates that 10.8% of South Africans are HIV-positive, found that young South African women, and people in poorer communities, are particularly vulnerable to HIV/Aids – but that South Africans in general fail to appreciate the risks posed by the epidemic.Key findingsKey findings of the report, all of which have implications for HIV/Aids communication campaigns in South Africa, include the following:South Africans suffer from a “false sense of security” regarding HIV/Aids.The stigma attached to HIV/Aids is becoming less of a factor in South Africa.There is an increased risk of contracting HIV during pregnancy.Periodic HIV testing is crucial to HIV/Aids prevention and treatment.HIV prevalance among children is significant, and affected both by prolonged breastfeeding of infants and poor supervision of children.Sex at a young age, high partner turnover and concurrent sexual partnerships are significant factors in HIV transmission in South Africa.Safe male circumcision offers significant, but not complete, protection.False sense of securityHalf of the respondents in the study who were found to be HIV-positive – over two million people – did not think they were at risk of HIV infection, and hence were unaware of their risk of infecting others.The study recommends that HIV/Aids campaigns and programmes address “this false sense of security in the general population, with a particular emphasis on encouraging people to go for voluntary testing and counselling”.Aids stigma on the decreaseThe survey found that an overwhelming majority of South African are willing to care for an Aids patient, and that nearly half of South Africans of 15 years and older do not think it is wrong to marry a person with HIV.“These results suggest that South Africans are accepting HIV/Aids as a reality in South Africa, and that stigmatisation in society is becoming less of a factor, especially in urban areas.” The study recommends that service providers capitalise on this by encouraging people to undergo counselling and testing, and to disclose their HIV status to their partners.Increased risk during pregnancyThe study confirmed recent findings from other studies that suggest an increased risk of HIV acquisition during pregnancy, and recommends that awareness campaigns aimed at pregnant women and would-be parents be undertaken on a national scale.These campaigns, the report said, should encourage people to plan their pregnancy, to get tested for HIV before trying to conceive, and to disclose their results to their partners.Periodic HIV testing crucialDespite a well-established voluntary counselling and testing service in South Africa, and despite the fact that most respondents in the survey knew of a place to be tested, many of those found to be HIV-positive had not been tested.“Knowledge of HIV status is a critical aspect of prevention as it is linked to motivation to prevent HIV infection of others,” the report said. “It also serves as an entree into seeking treatment for opportunistic infections and receiving antiretrovirals in the case of advanced HIV infection.”The study recommends encouraging periodic HIV testing for men and women in stable partnerships. It adds that, given the extremely high HIV incidence among South African women aged 15-24, Aids campaigns and programmes “should sensitise this young female group to the fact that the risk of HIV is real”.HIV among childrenWhile the survey recorded a substantially lower HIV prevalence among children aged 2-14 (3.3% in 2005 compared to 5.6% in 2002), the epidemic remains “significant” among South African children, with an estimated 5.1% of children aged 2-4 and 4.4% of children aged 5-9 living with HIV.Most of the HIV-positive children aged 2-4 years are likely to have been infected “through mother-to-child transmission or during prolonged breastfeeding,” the HSRC said.However, the study also found that 6% of all recent HIV infections in South Africa occurred in children aged 2-14, with 3.3% occurring in children aged 5-9. “These infections cannot be clearly linked to mother-to-child transmission, and could include child sexual abuse or infection through the healthcare system.“Other findings suggest that many South African children are left unsupervised for much of the time, including going to and from school and being sent on errands alone – practices which could expose children to sexual abuse.”The study recommends that HIV prevention campaigns include messages on increasing supervision of children. It also recommends that the government review its “baby friendly” breastfeeding policy, encouraging HIV-positive women not to breastfeed their children but to supply them with a breast milk substitute instead.Sexual lifestyle issuesA high number of sexual partners, regular turnover of sexual partners, and concurrent sexual partnerships pose significant risks for HIV infection. Over a quarter of South African men aged 15-24 had more than one partner in the past 12 months, the study found.The study also found that young South African women are more likely to have male partners who are at least five years older. “Older men have a higher HIV prevalence than younger men, and therefore young women with older male partners increase their chances of getting HIV.”The study recommends that prevention campaigns and programmes emphasise these aspects of risk, and that sexually active people should:Avoid engaging in unprotected sex with anyone whose HIV status they do not know.Access and consistently use condoms to protect themselves in every sexual encounter with non-regular partners.Avoid frequent partner turnover and concurrent sexual partnerships.Older people also at riskA high HIV prevalence among South Africans aged 50 years and older (5.8%) calls for the development of targeted interventions for this age group, the study finds, “as they are considerably less aware of national HIV/Aids campaigns and programmes and have generally poorer knowledge of key aspects of HIV prevention and other aspects of HIV/Aids”.Safe male circumcisionA recent study in Orange Farm in Gauteng found that safe male circumcision can offer males at least 60% protection from HIV infection.The HSRC study recommends that safe male circumcision be encouraged by the public health sector, medical insurance schemes and women as one effective way of slowing the spread of HIV infection.At the same time, the study warns that male circumcision does not completely prevent HIV acquisition, and that it remains crucial for circumcised men to practise safe sex.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Alabama Football: Here’s Video Of Nick Saban’s Daughter Dancing As The Alabama Mascot At Her Wedding

first_imgA closeup of Nick Saban on the Alabama sideline.TUSCALOOSA, AL – NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Saturday night, Nick Saban’s daughter, Kristen, got married at Bryant-Denny Stadium, which, of course, is the ultimate dream for any Crimson Tide fan. The wedding was complete with a rendition of ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and a number of other Alabama-themed activities for guests. But one takes the cake.Kristen Saban and her new husband, Adam Setas, danced with Alabama mascot heads. Yep, Saban danced with the Big Al headpiece on at her wedding. There was more than one, too. Check it out:Weird? A little. But if you’re going to go full Alabama at your wedding, this is how to do it.last_img read more

Arkansas Drops An Awesome Hype Video For Saturday’s Mississippi State Game

first_imgArkansas player getting carried off the field after a big win.YouTube/Arkansas RazorbacksFor the second straight season, the Arkansas Razorbacks have rebounded from a shaky start to the season to go on an impressive SEC West winning streak. Starting with a four-overtime win over Auburn, the Hogs have won four straight, with three victories in division. Two weeks ago, they beat Ole Miss in overtime, and last Saturday, they blew out LSU in Baton Rouge. Underestimating Arkansas would not be wise right now. With this week’s hype video ahead of the Mississippi State game, Arkansas has a message for the opposition: “don’t mess with them bad boys in red.” last_img

Fagan Calls for Sustained Anti-Smoking Programme

first_imgMinister of State for Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Colin Fagan, says a sustained public education programme, targeted particularly at the youth, is critical in raising awareness of the adverse effects of smoking. “Statistics provided to me indicate a worrying trend that has shown that Jamaica is now having children as young as 10 years old addicted to smoking; a trend that is increasing,” he lamented. The State Minister was speaking at the ‘Partnerships for Smoke Free Spaces’ breakfast meeting this morning (November 22) at the Terra Nova Hotel in St. Andrew. Mr. Fagan said that equally of concern is the burden on the budget to manage the health effects of smoking, both for smokers and those who are exposed to second hand fumes.  He informed that of the approximately US$170 million per year spent on non-communicable diseases, a significant portion is related to tobacco smoking. “Simply put, Jamaica cannot afford this. We need to be promoting healthy lifestyles, and tobacco use and smoking are clearly not among the contributing qualities,” he said. Mr. Fagan informed that the Government remains steadfast in reducing tobacco use, signing the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on September 24, 2003 and ratifying the agreement two years later on July 7, 2005. Legislation is also being drafted to ban smoking in public places, while the tax on tobacco has been raised as a means of control. The Government is also increasing public awareness through ongoing education and consumer information. Mr. Fagan also pointed to efforts at the local government level, with the St. Catherine Parish Council designating Emancipation Square a smoke free zone. “I want to implore your organisation to work more closely with our parish councils and municipalities, all 14 of which, I am sure, would welcome you and partner with you for a cause that will redound to the benefit of our environment, our health sector and young people,” he urged. Mr. Fagan also commended the efforts of the Heart Foundation of Jamaica and the Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control towards the sensitisation of Jamaicans regarding the effects of smoking. The World Health Organization (WHO) MPOWER 2009 Report, states that tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide, and is a risk factor for six of eight leading causes of death worldwide. Tobacco use kills more than five million people every year, more than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined, demonstrating the increasing burden of tobacco on the world’s health status, which, if current trends are not aggressively addressed, could kill more than eight million people per year by 2030, and up to one billion people in total in the 21st Century, the report said. In addition to the effects on those that directly consume tobacco, one third of the world’s adult population are regularly exposed to second hand smoke, which kills 600,000 persons each year.last_img read more

Stars Gather At TigerTime Fundraiser

first_imgTigerTime campaign celebrity supporters, including actors Abi Titmuss and Peter Egan and designer Elizabeth Emanuel, gathered in London last week to celebrate an absolutely fabulous £10,000 fundraiser.Abi Titmuss with Emre ErtukThe money, raised through the sale of a one-off custom made designer handbag created by New York handbag designer, Emre Ertuk, will be used to fund anti-poaching and educational awareness programmes supported by TigerTime and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation in India, Russia and Thailand.The handbag was sold to Turkish television presenter and producer, Nilgun Colak.Commenting on the plight of the tiger actor Peter Egan said: “Tigers are in our dreams when we are children, and they must remain in our lives when we are adults. Only we can make this happen. Our legacy must be to create not destroy. I support the TigerTime campaign and together we can save the tiger.”“It is amazing that a fashion brand and TigerTime have worked together to produce vital funds for tiger conservation. TigerTime is a crucial campaign for the survival of the wild tiger and will always have my loyal support,” added actress Abi Titmuss.Among the celebrities supporting TigerTime at the event were actor Peter Egan, award winning actress Abi Titmuss, fashion designer Elizabeth Emanuel, presenter Wincey Willis and TV vet Zara Boland. TigerTime is lucky to have such dedicated and passionate supporters behind the campaign that care deeply about the future of the wild tiger. For a full list of TigerTime celebrity supporters – such as Paul McCartney, Ricky Gervais and Joanna Lumley – click here, and for more on TigerTime (a campaign run by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation), visit TigerTime.info.The TigerTime team would like to thank Emre Ertuk, Nilgun Colak and Meera Gandhi, founder of the Giving Back Foundation who hosted the reception at her London home.last_img read more

Mining sector helps lift Toronto market loonie lower against US dollar

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first_imgA spike in the copper price helped mining companies lift Canada’s main stock index Tuesday, while U.S. markets were mixed and the loonie dipped.The July copper contract closed up six cents at US$3.20 a pound because of potential labour issues at the world’s largest copper mine, said Craig Jerusalim, portfolio manager at CIBC Global Asset Management.“The bigger factor pushing up some of the base metal names like Teck and Lundin is largely that the copper price is soaring on the potential supply disruption in Chile at BHP’s Escondida copper mine.”Taseko Mines jumped 11.19 per cent on the day, Teck Resources Ltd. was up 5.04 per cent, Lundin Mining Corp. up 5.62 per cent, and Sherritt International was up 4.92 per cent.Because copper is integral to so much economic development, the price is sometimes looked at as an indicator of global economic health, but Jerusalim said this latest spike is caused by supply issues, not increased demand.“I don’t think it’s as foretelling as in the past, but even before these supply issues, copper over US$3 is suggesting that overall global economy is still quite healthy.”The climb in base metals, gold and materials helped the S&P/TSX composite index close up 70.01 points at 16,122.25, with healthcare and technology stocks also rising.The healthcare rise was largely due to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. rising $2.17 or 7.63 per cent to $30.60 on no clear news, while technology stocks exposed to the global economy have been rising all year, said Jerusalim.The information technology index has climbed more than 20 per cent this year, led by gains at companies like Shopify Inc. and Kinaxis Inc., but it has had a modest effect on the overall TSX as it makes up only about four per cent of the broader index compared with about 24 per cent on the S&P 500, he said.The gains in the sector are some of the largest since the dot com boom, but are supported by much better financial performance, said Jerusalim.“It’s really the fundamentals for some of these companies that’s driving the outperformance, which is a bigger positive.”In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed down 13.71 points at 24,799.98. The S&P 500 index ended up 1.93 points at 2,748.80 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 31.40 points at 7,637.86, a second record high in as many days.The Canadian dollar averaged 76.96 cent US, down 0.39 of a US cent as more encouraging economic data came out of the U.S. The Labor Department said the number of available jobs in the U.S. rose in April, and for the first time since records began in December 2000, there are more job openings than unemployed Americans.Continuing trade tensions also weighed on the loonie, said Jerusalim. On Tuesday President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser said the president now prefers to negotiate separately with Canada and Mexico over their three-country trade deal, potentially further complicating talks.The July crude contract closed up 77 cents at US$65.52 per barrel and the July natural gas contract ended down four cents at US$2.89 per mmBTU. The August gold contract was up US$4.90 at US$1,302.20.Hudson’s Bay Company closed down 16 cents, or 1.51 per cent, at $10.46 after reporting a $400-million loss and announcing it will sell its Gilt online retail business and shutter multiple Lord & Taylor locations.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version stated that the August gold contract was US$1,392.20.last_img read more

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