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Regulating the regulators: It’s your turn, CFPB

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr On May 24, 2016, the House Appropriations Committee released its Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Services Bill (FY17). Aside from its usual job, to appropriate money from the yearly budget, the bill seeks to increase oversight over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).“Increased Oversight”So what will this increased oversight look like? The relevant provision in FY17 details a three-part strategy for regulating the CFPB:According to the bill, the CFPB’s funding will be subject to the annual congressional appropriations process. Due to Dodd-Frank, funding is currently given to the CFPB directly from the Federal Reserve. Channeling the money through the appropriations process instead will require the CFPB to be accountable for, and transparent with, their use of tax dollars. The CFPB will have to explain what funds are needed, why they are needed, and how they were used.The CFPB will be required to explore pre-dispute arbitration options before issuing and enforcing a regulation. A provision of the bill states that no funds given to the CFPB “may be used to regulate pre-dispute arbitration agreements…and any regulation finalized by the Bureau to regulate pre-dispute arbitration agreements shall have no legal force or effect until the requirements regarding pre-dispute arbitration specified in the report accompanying [the bill] under the heading “Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection” are fulfilled.”The legislation also seeks to change the way leadership is structured within the CFPB. Instead of having a single Director, it would be run by a five-member Commission. The member of the Commission would be appointed by the President. continue reading »last_img read more

Health Advisory Lifted for Nearly All PBC Beaches

first_imgIf you are a beach person, there’s some good news for you.The Florida Department of Health announced Wednesday that it is once again to go in the water at almost all county beaches.There is one exception: Ocean Inlet Park in Ocean Ridge.Due to bacteria levels that are higher than acceptable, the water there has been graded as poor, and the health advisory continues for that beach.All other beaches are now in the good range.Enjoy the water!Health Dept Issues Precautionary Swim Advisory for All PBC Beacheslast_img read more

Gulia seeks bronze, Naveen in repechage at U-23 World Wrestling C’ship

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Suman Ray FOLLOW US 10 months ago ‘Important to realise socio-economic value of education’: Naveen Last Updated: 29th October, 2019 14:18 IST Gulia Seeks Bronze, Naveen In Repechage At U-23 World Wrestling C’ship World Junior World Championships bronze medallist Veer Dev Gulia brought delight to Indian fans by securing his place in the bronze medal contest in 79kg at WC. COMMENT WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Written Bycenter_img WE RECOMMEND World Junior World Championships bronze medallist Veer Dev Gulia brought delight to Indian fans by securing his place in the bronze medal contest in 79kg as Naveen (70kg) reached repechage at the Under-23 World Wrestling Championships 2019 in Budapest, Hungary on Monday.  As the 18th seed in Qualifiers, Gulia was in top form as he defeated Hungary’s Botond Lukacs 3-1. With a strong 7-2 win over China’s Ligan Chai, he made it to the quarter-finals, where he was highly impressive in his 12-1 demolition of Mongolia’s Batzul Damjin. In the semi-finals, the 22-year-old’s brilliant run came to an end at the hands of Azerbaijan’s Abubakr Abakarov who emerged an 8-1 winner. Gulia will now aim for the bronze today and his opponent is yet to be decided. In 70kg, Naveen lost his qualifying bout to Russia’s 16th seed Chermen Valiev 0-11. But with the Russian making it to the final, Naveen got another chance to fight for a medal as he reached repechage against Mongolia’s Temuulen Enkhtuya.READ | Kiren Rijiju Takes All-terrain Ride With Jawans In Snow-clad MountainsOn the first day of the championships, three Indians had made it to the quarter-finals with the others being Sharvan (65kg) and Akash Antil (97kg), besides Gulia. 2017 Junior Asian Championship gold medallist Sharvan, who was seeded second in his category, showed his attacking intent against the top seed Rifat Saibotalov of Kazakhstan to secure a tight 8-6 victory.  In the quarters, however, he was defeated 6-10 by France’s Ilman Mukhtarov but with the Frenchman failing to make it to the final, the Indian could not make it to repechage. In 97kg, ninth seed Akash Antil dismantled China’s Li Xu 10-0 to start his campaign. In the last-eight, Ukraine’s Danylo Stasiuk inflicted a 9-5 defeat on him to dash his medal hopes. In 57kg, Naveen crashed out in the qualifying round with a 0-11 loss to Turkey’s Ahmet Duman.READ | 3 Indian Wrestlers In Quarters On Day One In U-23 World C’shipToday, Ravinder will begin his challenge in 61kg as the third seed against the fourth-seeded Budai Kovacs of Hungary for a place in the quarters. In 74kg, Gaurav Baliyan takes on Vyshniak of Ukraine in the qualifiers while Sanjeet (86kg) will be in action against Zakuev of Russia in qualifiers. In 92kg, as the second seed Viky has a tough opener against the top seed Scherrer of Switzerland in the Round of 16. Similarly, in 125kg, second-seeded Aryan Pratap finds himself up against the top seed Maghakyan of Armenia in the last-16. More than 60 teams and 600 Under-23 wrestlers have participated in this prestigious tournament, where Men’s freestyle competition will be completed on the first two days followed by Women’s Wrestling, with the Greco Roman competition scheduled on the final three days.READ | UFC: Conor McGregor Expresses Interest To Join Rival CompanyREAD | Friends Then Made Fun, Parents Now Enquiring About Wushu:Praveen Kumar First Published: 29th October, 2019 14:18 IST 10 months ago Dabang Delhi beat Bengaluru Bulls to enter PKL final 10 months ago Modi, Mamata wish Naveen Patnaik on his 73rd birthday 10 months ago PKL 2019 Top Raiders: Pawan Sehrawat and Pardeep Narwal 10 months ago 3 Indian wrestlers in quarters on day one in U-23 World C’shiplast_img read more

MUCKISH IN ALL ITS RUGGED BEAUTY – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgGetting the last of the day on Muckish.Many of us have been lucky enough to have climbed and reached the top of Muckish.And for those who haven’t, then this is the view from the top.Donna Martin took these stunning pictures yesterday on a hike to the top of Muckish and looking back towards Gaoth Dobhair. How lucky we are to live in Donegal! Man-made amidst the rugged beauty of Muckish.MUCKISH IN ALL ITS RUGGED BEAUTY – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: April 23rd, 2015 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:donegalDonna MartinGaoth DobhairMuckishpictureslast_img read more

Time for a fussfree meal

first_imgFancy places need fancy décor. Right? Wrong. Sometimes, a place can be fancy without going overboard on the décor. Which is what I found interesting about Zing at The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa. Minimalistic chic is how Zing has been designed. The outdoorsy feel comes from the swimming pool and the backyard of the hotel that it overlooks. While this isn’t where you would want to come if you have a romantic lunch or dinner in mind, it is just perfect for lunch with the girlfriends over gossip and cocktails. I would give it a thumbs up for business meetings too. The menu is more cafe than fine dining, even though they have a good selection of champagnes, wines, single malts and scotch. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The food on offer is a global platter — so you find everything from Indian to southeast Asian, Continental and more. In mood for Continental? Order some Fish N Chips and Surf N Turf along with lamb chops. Care for Indonesian or Thai? Dig into Nasi Lemak with Bamboo steamed vegetables and Phad Thai. There is Italian too if you so fancy. The star on the menu though, is German. The classic German dish, Curry Wurst, has thankfully not given an Indian makeover here and retains its juicy nature. German sausages, a dash of tomato to add a zing to it and potato salad, this one kind of takes the cake if you decide to stick to Continental. Pair it with a Jack and Coke or Jim Beam — it is filling enough to become one whole meal. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixNot fond of whiskey? Grab a Qutub Chinar (tall vodka, rum with rose and lemon) or a Sharabi Gola (gin and sweet vermouth with orange juice) from the bar. They are just as nice. The selection of tea and coffee is also quite interesting.  Non vegetarians will relish this place because most of the items on the menu are all about meat. However, leaf eaters can try out the Khaw Suey (recipe left) or Cottege Cheese Brochettes among others. I settled for some Butterfly prawns which are batter fried and served with sweet chilli and garlic sauce with a chilled beer. It was fried yes, (I wasn’t technically thinking of diet) but not oily enough to make it unhealthy.   The Zing Club (available in both vegetarian and non vegetarian versions) is quite a meal in itself too. Meat eaters can choose between chicken, turkey and eggs. The desserts section has the usual suspects like brownies and cheesecakes, with a twist (imagine Star anise stewed cherry cheesecake and Kahlua flavoured opera with truffle and butter cream). Be careful of the ice cream though, it is served so chilled that your teeth would freeze. But go to Zing if you care for a simple, fuss-free meal.DETAILAt: Zing, The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa, Bangla Sahib Road Timings: All Day Phone: 4250 0200 Meal for Two: Rs 3,500 (Approx Without Alcohol)last_img read more

Flaunt your sleeves this summer

first_imgUsing some silhouette tricks, you can easily play around with different types of sleeves and hide the fuller arms, say experts. This summer is all about large bell sleeves, puffy ones or full lengths.Cold shoulder sleeves feature a flash of skin just on the tops of the arms. Apart from being practical, the style is gorgeous and is a hot favourite among women looking for trendy ways to appear slim and stylish.Puffy sleeves are named for the way the sleeves extend out in round puffs around the upper arms or at the shoulders. They draw attention to the shoulders and away from the bottom region and are perfect for pear-shaped women. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfBishop sleeve is a large sleeve which is fuller at the bottom than the top and gathered at the cuff. It gives a bohemian look to an outfit and is used for dramatic effect. It looks best on a flowy relaxed outfit like a shift dress.Large bell sleeves: This 1990’s trend is quite a hit these days, and are roomy too. While styling such kind of sleeves go full volume. Pair them with culottes or a ruffled skirt, or balance the proportions out by pairing it with skinny jeans or slim trousers. Go for solids while picking such kind of sleeves. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveFull-length sleeves: Contrary to our thoughts, these are the most useful sleeves when it comes to summers. They are the saviour of your hands from harmful rays of the sun, especially for women who ride a 2-wheeler every day, or for women with field jobs. Long sleeves dresses or tops are best paired with minimal accessories, so it’s a great idea to go for prints when opting for them. You can accessorise them with the bold cocktail ring, finishing your sleeve with a flourish.Kaftan sleeves are a summer staple. Own loads of solid as well as printed kaftan tops and work them up with your classic denim shorts.Roll-up sleeves have always been in trend. They are in fact a summertime classic. Go for urban checked, striped or solid shirts with rolled up sleeves and combine them with your straight fit trousers and a pair of chic flat sandals.last_img read more