GRANDE PRAIRIE– Grande Prairie RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 14- year-old Alexis Lafleur. She was last seen in Grande Prairie on January 9. AboriginalBrowne hairHazel eyes5’4” / 94 lbs Alexis is described as: There is a concern for Alexis’s well-being and RCMP would like to locate and speak with her as soon as possible. If you have information about the location of Alexis, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5701 or call your local police detachment. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
4 June 2008Senior officials from the United Nations tribunals established to try those responsible for the 1994 Rwandan genocide and atrocities committed during the Balkan wars of the 1990s today called for scaled-up support and cooperation from Member States to bring perpetrators of these crimes to justice. The Presidents and Prosecutors of both the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) told the Security Council that the international community must boost efforts to apprehend fugitives and enhance funding to ensure they can continue their work.“We strongly believe that the remaining fugitives – Ratko Mladić, Radovan Karadžić, Stojan Župljanin and Goran Hadžić – are within reach of the authorities in Serbia and the Serbian authorities can do more to locate and arrest them,” said ICTY Prosecutor Serge Brammertz.He requested that Croatia make key archival documents available immediately and asked Bosnia and Herzegovina to “adopt a more pro-active approach against those helping the fugitives evade justice.”Mr. Brammertz – formerly the Commissioner of the International Independent Investigation Commission (IIIC) examining the February 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri and other killings in the country – also appealed for continued funding for the War Crimes Department in the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina to bolster the country’s “fragile” justice system.ICTY President Fausto Pocar underscored the importance of international support to avoid a “fatal miscalculation” and endanger progress towards reconciliation and consolidating the rule of law.“The involvement of the international community in the resolution of the conflict and the decision to create the International Tribunal remains one of the shining examples of the international community coming together and acting decisively,” he told an open debate of the Council, which heard from nearly two dozen speakers.“Too often, though, interest wanes once a country or region is not in the headlines anymore, and as years go by, political and financial support from international actors dries up,” Mr. Pocar cautioned, noting that the former Yugoslavia is facing this situation.On Rwanda, ICTR Prosecutor Hassan B. Jallow said that due primarily to three new arrests made in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), France and Germany, the trials will not be completed until next year, which will require additional funding.Felicien Kabuga, a fugitive, is believed to be living in Kenya, with property and businesses in his name there. “Kenya must now proceed to maintain an active search for the fugitive within its territory with a view to arresting him and transferring him to the ICTR or establishing his departure from its territory,” Mr. Jallow said to the Council.He called on the East African nation to freeze Mr. Kabuga’s bank accounts and investigate his business interests.The Tribunal’s President, Dennis Byron, noted that in spite of the Registrar’s strenuous efforts, the relocation of two people acquitted by the Tribunal has yet to be resolved.“This issue, as well as that of the relocation of those convicted persons who will complete the service of sentence, is increasingly becoming crucial as the Tribunal moves towards its completion,” he said, stressing that the continued support of all Member States is key in allowing the ICTR to accomplish its mandate to “bring justice and restore peace and security in Rwanda and the Great Lakes Region.”Addressing reporters, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad of the United States, which holds the rotating Council presidency this month, said that in the meeting, many members called on all States to cooperate with the Tribunals.Noting the horrific crimes that occurred in both the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, he said that “there is a determination on the part of Council members to assist the Tribunals to efficiently finish their work as soon as possible.”
TORONTO — The federal and provincial governments have put aside their differences to help expand Toyota’s manufacturing operations in Southern Ontario.The two governments will provide a total of $100 million toward Toyota’s planned $421-million investment in the automaker’s Cambridge operations.The Canadian Press has learned the provincial Liberal government will give Toyota a grant of up to $42.1 million, or 10 per cent of the project’s cost.The federal government will contribute about 14 per cent of the project’s cost in the form of a repayable $58-million loan.Sources familiar with the announcement say it had originally been planned for next week, but was moved up to Friday because of the expected federal election call this weekend.Toyota moves Corolla production to Mexico with new plant , retools Ontario factory for other modelsCanadian auto sales soar to record for second straight year despite recallsGary Goodyear, minister of state responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, is expected to make the joint announcement with Ontario Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid in Cambridge.Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. has three plants in southwestern Ontario, with two in Cambridge that produce the Corolla sedan and the RX350 and RX450h, and one in nearby Woodstock producing the RAV4 SUV.In April, the carmaker announced that it intended to stop producing the Corolla in Canada within a few years but said it would continue to invest in its plants in Ontario as part of a shift in its global manufacturing operations.Toyota said it would invest US$1 billion in a plant in Guanajuato, Mexico, creating 2,000 jobs, to make the Corolla subcompact there — one of its biggest sellers.It said production of the Corolla was to cease in Cambridge, but the automaker would continue to produce other vehicles in that city and in Woodstock.Toyota currently makes the higher-end Lexus sedan, the RAV4 sport-utility vehicle, the Matrix hatchback as well as the Corolla in Ontario for the Canadian market and for export, mostly to the United States.Earlier this month, Duguid described the Ontario government as being “passionate” about the auto sector and ensuring future production in the province. Last fall, Ontario provided an $85.7-million loan to help with Honda’s $857-million expansion of its manufacturing facilities in Alliston, north of Toronto.Canada’s share of North American vehicle production fell to 14.1 per cent last year, its lowest level since the late 1980s, and total auto industry employment has shrunk by about one-third since 2001.Production at Toyota’s new Mexican and Chinese plants is to start in 2019, with annual output estimated at 200,000 vehicles.With files from Kristine Owram, National Post
A high powered defence delegation from Pakistan is visiting Sri Lanka to hold first formal staff level talks between Sri Lankan and Pakistani Armed Forces.The Pakistani delegation is led by Major General Inam-ul- Haque, Director General Joint Staff Headquarters Pakistan. Other members of the delegation include senior personnel from the three services of Pakistan’s armed forces i.e. Pakistan Army, Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force. The talks which are held in a highly congenial environment. Pakistan and Sri Lanka have comprehensive and mutually beneficial training collaboration for Army, Navy and Air Force. Over a period of time, a strong bond of commitment and mutual understanding has been reached between both the friendly armed forces. (Pakistan Today) Since independence, Sri Lanka and Pakistan have consistently maintained close, cordial and mutually supportive relations especially in the field of defense. Both nations have assisted each other during testing times in their histories. The commencement of Staff Level Talks between the two friendly countries will further strengthen the bonds between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Transportation giant Bombardier reports lower Q1 net profit; revenue up slightly MONTREAL – Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) is reporting a lower first-quarter net income of $115 million, or earnings per share of six cents, compared with $148 million, or eight cents, in the same period of 2013.On an adjusted basis, net income amounted to $151 million, EPS of eight cents, compared with $156 million, or EPS of eight cents, for the same quarter last year.Revenues for the train and plan manufacturer were ahead slightly at $4.4 billion, compared with $4.3 billion year-over-year.Bombardier met expectations of eight cents per share in adjusted earnings in the quarter, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.Bombardier Aerospace’s revenues were lower at $2.1 billion for the three-month period ended March 31, compared with $2.3 billion for the same period last fiscal year.The aerospace division delivered a total of 56 aircraft during the first quarter, compared with 53 for the same period last fiscal year, and received 91 net orders, compared with 28 for the same period last fiscal year.Bombardier Transportation’s revenues were higher at $2.3 billion for the quarter, compared with $2.1 billion for the same period last year, an increase of seven per cent excluding currency impacts.New orders for the transportation division reached $8 billion, compared with $2 billion for the same quarter last fiscal year, bringing the order backlog to $38.4 billion at the end of March compared with $32.4 billion as of Dec. 31. by The Canadian Press Posted May 1, 2014 4:40 am MDT
When most people think of university life, rock climbing, backpacking and canoeing aren’t the first activities that come to mind.But through Brock’s BaseCamp program, incoming students are transitioned into post-secondary education through a series of nature trips in August exploring Ontario wilderness.The trips, each three to five days long, take new Badgers along the Niagara Escarpment and into Ontario provincial parks and various conservation areas.The excursions are led by current upper-year Brock students, who share their own experiences and advice to help new students feel more confident and connected to the University going into their first year. All the while participants bond over their outdoor experience.BaseCamp’s unique model has been adopted as a best practice by other Canadian universities.Co-founder and Recreation and Leisure Studies Professor Tim O’Connell said students learn about the cultural and natural history of where they are travelling, as well as how to follow the Leave No Trace principles.“Many BaseCamp participants appreciate learning how to travel lightly through our provincial and national parks,” says O’Connell. “In fact, many of them apply these principles to their everyday lives when they are back on campus or at home.”Integrating these basic Leave No Trace ideas into outdoor recreation programs has become commonplace as more and more people are active outside. This has led to heightened awareness of the need to educate outdoor recreationists about the magnitude and variety of impacts they create, O’Connell says. For more information about Brock BaseCamp or to register, visit www.brocku.ca/basecamp.BaseCamp is one of three transition programs offered by Brock. For more information, on Smart Start or LEAP, visit brocku.ca/start.
A bus driver has been suspended for refusing to carry passengers on a vehicle adorned with Pride decorations because it “promotes homosexuality”.The man, who works for Norfolk-based company Konectbus, was said to be unhappy about the bus’s number being multicoloured in a nod to the LGBT rainbow flag.Passenger Rebecca Sears said she was kept waiting as the driver insisted on swapping vehicles at Norwich Bus Station, two weeks after the city celebrated a Pride event.The 19-year-old was trying to catch the 501 park and ride service to Thickthorn on August 9 when the alleged incident unfolded.”He said we have to wait a minute, he said I am not driving this bus because it promotes homosexuality,” she said.”I was standing with two other women and we thought he was joking.”She added: “I just hope that he hasn’t said that in front of somebody that is gay. I would hate to think he would say something to them.”He didn’t know if I was gay or the other two women I was with. He just out right said it.”Miss Sears immediately complained about the driver’s behaviour to staff at the front desk.She told them: “You are stopping people from getting home for such a ridiculous reason. It is really bad.” The sixth form student also vented her anger on Twitter, posting a picture of the driver in question and writing: “If you can’t do your job properly because of your bigotry, maybe you need rethink your choices.”Go East Anglia said in a statement: “Go East Anglia prides itself on values that support diversity and inclusion and has been a champion of Norwich Pride since 2017.”We particularly want all customers of whatever background or sexual orientation to feel comfortable on our services.”As a company we do not condone any behaviour from our drivers that does not support this view. “The driver involved in this incident has been suspended and a full investigation is underway.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
WASHINGTON — On a night that top draft pick John Wall struggled in his return to the starting lineup, the Washington Wizards turned in their best defensive performance of the season and beat Portland 83-79 Friday, the Trail Blazers’ sixth consecutive loss.The Wizards held Portland to 10 points in the third quarter and a season-worst 33.3 shooting percentage to win despite getting only 10 points and a career-low two assists from Wall. Gilbert Arenas picked up some of the slack, with 15 points and six assists in a reserve role.Brandon Roy led the way with 18 points for Portland, which went through a fourth-quarter drought of more than 6½ minutes without a field goal until LaMarcus Aldridge’s tip-in with less than 1½ minutes remaining in the game.Aldridge finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds, but he shot only 6 for 17. Roy shot 9 for 21, while Andre Miller’s 12 points came mostly from the foul line, because he was 2 for 12 on field goals.Washington’s Andray Blatche had 19 points and nine rebounds, while JaVale McGee added 13 points and 10 rebounds.In their previous game, the Wizards allowed a season-high 127 points in a loss at Toronto, an effort coach Flip Saunders called “embarrassing” and “just very disappointing.”
NORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida Jewish family threw a big party for their daughter with Down syndrome, Monday night, and the community came out to celebrate.Chava Basher turned 12, so her family held her bat mitzvah at the Beth Moshe Congregation in North Miami. It is a tradition in the Jewish community to celebrate children who spiritually become of age.Chava cannot speak, but her parents didn’t want her disability to prevent her from being part of this meaningful religious tradition.Her mother, Josephine Basher, said she’s grateful for the people who showed up to support Chava. “Everyone here tonight celebrating with us takes a part in Chava’s development, and has made her the strong member of our community that she is,” she said.Her father, Hershel Basher, said he couldn’t be more proud. “The feeling is the feeling of pride that we’ve come a long way, and she has accomplished so much, and there’s so much more to do,” he said, “but I’m happy for the moment, and I’m proud to be her father.”The Jewish Community Services of South Florida helped turn Chava’s party into an unforgettable night. They brought music, photographers, food, decorations and candy.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday evening announced a slew of schemes in what was considered to be his first post-demonetisation speech. He also made several appeals to people to bring their income into the mainstream, and also praised some sections of the society, while condemning some others.People who earned his praise included bank employees – and especially the women among them – who worked late nights to help people get their own money. Some other bank and government employees, however, earned his ire because of the manner in which they helped people convert their black money on the sly, and subsequently got caught.Here are 9 important things Modi said during his televised address on Saturday:1. On demonetisation: This is a rare instance in history when the masses and the government stood shoulder to shoulder in the fight against corruption, black money and counterfeit notes.2. On people hiding income and tax evasion: Some may laugh while others will express their anger, but according to information available with the government, only 24 lakh people in the country have income of more than Rs 10 lakh.3. On government policy: This government is a friend of the good individual, and in favour of creating an environment that turns a bad individual into a good individual.4. On praise and punishment: Bank employees – especially the women – worked late nights in our fight against corruption, black money and counterfeit notes. However, some bank employees and government employees let us down [by helping people convert their black money into white on the sly]. They will not be spared.5. On housing loans: People from the lower strata of society will get a four percent discount on interest on loans of up to Rs 9 lakh, and a three percent discount on interest on loans of up to Rs 12 lakh. Also, a three percent interest waiver on loans of up to Rs 2 lakh for construction of houses in rural India will be given under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana6. On farm loan interest waiver: The interest of 60 days on loans taken by farmers from District Cooperative Central Banks and primary societies will be borne by the government. This will be directly transferred to their bank accounts.7. On RuPay cards and MSME sector: All three crore kisan credit cards will be converted to RuPay cards in the next three months. That way, farmers will not have to wait in line any more. Also, the credit guarantee of all MSME enterprises has been increased from Rs 1 crore to Rs 2 crore.8. For pregnant women and senior citizens: Pregnant women will get Rs 6,000 for their registration, delivery, nutritious food and their children’s vaccination at the local hospital. This will be transferred directly to their accounts. For senior citizens, deposits of up to Rs 7.5 lakh will earn an eight percent interest rate flat for 10 years.9. On political parties and elections: Political parties should set aside their “holier than thou” attitudes, and take steps to ensure that black money is curbed. Also, there should be more discussion on unifying the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.
Gono Forum president Kamal Hossain on Saturday alleged that democracy was buried in the country by holding a ‘tainted and so-called’ national election on 30 December.Speaking at a meeting of Gono Forum’s presidium members, Kamal, however, hoped that people will surely protect the country from destruction, said a party press release.“The national unity must be cemented and intensified to restore democracy, the rule of law and people’s voting rights,” Kamal said.He said people are active to get rid of the current situation. “We’ll have to work in this regard.”At the meeting, the Gono Forum presidium members decided to hold the party’s national council on 27 April in the capital instead of 23 March.Earlier on 12 January, the party announced to hold the council on 23-24 March.
An image grab from TV New Zealand taken on March 15, 2019 shows a victim arriving at a hospital following the mosque shooting in Christchurch. AFPAt least 27 people killed in mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch, reports New Zealand Herald.“Gunmen have opened fire at mosques in Christchurch, with reports of up to 27 people killed,” says the New Zealand media.It added that four people – three men and one woman – have already been detained.
More information: Metamorphosis revealed: time-lapse three-dimensional imaging inside a living chrysalis, J. R. Soc. Interface 6 July 2013 vol. 10 no. 84 20130304. Published 15 May 2013 doi: 10.1098/rsif.2013.0304AbstractStudies of model insects have greatly increased our understanding of animal development. Yet, they are limited in scope to this small pool of model species: a small number of representatives for a hyperdiverse group with highly varied developmental processes. One factor behind this narrow scope is the challenging nature of traditional methods of study, such as histology and dissection, which can preclude quantitative analysis and do not allow the development of a single individual to be followed. Here, we use high-resolution X-ray computed tomography (CT) to overcome these issues, and three-dimensionally image numerous lepidopteran pupae throughout their development. The resulting models are presented in the electronic supplementary material, as are figures and videos, documenting a single individual throughout development. They provide new insight and details of lepidopteran metamorphosis, and allow the measurement of tracheal and gut volume. Furthermore, this study demonstrates early and rapid development of the tracheae, which become visible in scans just 12 h after pupation. This suggests that there is less remodelling of the tracheal system than previously expected, and is methodologically important because the tracheal system is an often-understudied character system in development. In the future, this form of time-lapse CT-scanning could allow faster and more detailed developmental studies on a wider range of taxa than is presently possible. Explore further © 2013 Phys.org The first team, working with the BBC, scanned blue morpho pupae several times over a single week looking to learn more about how the network of breathing tubes was changed over time as caterpillars move to the pupae stage. The second team focused on the metamorphosis of pupae into painted lady butterflies.Butterflies are naturally more tolerant of radiation then humans and most other animals, which led the research teams to wonder if they could survive repeated CT scans. The researchers report that most of the pupae did survive despite undergoing near daily scans for the entire transformation period. Citation: Researchers use CT scanners to watch living pupae develop into butterflies inside chrysalis (2013, May 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-05-ct-scanners-pupae-butterflies-chrysalis.html For ant pupae, status means being heard The pharate adult at 16 days development, showing aspects of the internal anatomy (air lumen and gut structures), and the external anatomy such as limbs, mouthparts and the cuticle. Scale bars, 5 mm. Credit: J. R. Soc. Interface, doi: 10.1098/rsif.2013.0304 Journal information: Journal of the Royal Society Interface The second team, made up of members from the University of Manchester and the Natural Museum in London created several videos that show every stage of pupae development as they slowly change into butterflies—all over a period of 16 days. To generate 3D views, chrysalis’s were glued to drinking straws and twirled during scanning. The researchers acknowledge that the videos don’t offer much in the way of new information about the process—researchers have been cutting open chrysalis’s for years to see what was going on inside. But they do offer for the first time, a real life view of what goes on during a process that has filled people with wonder for thousands of years.Interestingly, the videos show that the breathing system for the insects doesn’t change much from beginning to end—unlike the gut which shrinks dramatically. They also show that the changes that go on are part of a deconstruction and reconstruction process rather than a massive breakdown of everything into small bits which then reform as new parts.Because the technique was so successful with butterflies, it’s likely that it will be applied to other insects as well. One idea is to use the technique on bees to see if pesticides might be negatively impacting their development process. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org) —Two British research teams have begun using micro-CT scanners to watch butterfly pupae develop into butterflies while still alive inside their chrysalis shells. The first team did so as a means of studying the initial stages of insect metamorphosis, focusing specifically on trachea development. Their work, done as part of a BBC documentary has not yet been published. The second team has taken things much further. In their paper published in Journal of the Royal Society Interface, they describe how they created several time-lapse videos of pupae as they changed into painted lady butterflies.
Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 10, 2019 Medivis SurgicalAR Gets FDA Clearance Medivis announced that its augmented reality (AR) technology platform for surgical applications, SurgicalAR, has… read more Henry Ford Hospital’s ViewRay MRIdian linear accelerator system allows real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy. Shown is the support staff for this system. In the center of the photo is Benjamin Movsas, M.D., chair of radiation oncology at Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Second from the right is Carri Glide-Hurst, Ph.D., director of translational research, radiation oncology. Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more Related Content A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D. Technology | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 04, 2019 Ann Arbor Startup Launches Augmented Reality MRI Simulator SpellBound, an Ann Arbor startup specializing in augmented reality (AR) tools for children in hospitals, has officially… read more Technology | Advanced Visualization | June 13, 2019 Materialise Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiovascular Planning Software Suite Three-dimensional (3-D) printing software and solutions company Materialise has received U.S. Food and Drug… read more Technology | September 16, 2009 Brit Upgrades Mammography Module to Enhance Comparative Image Review Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Technology | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019 TeraRecon Receives First-of-Kind FDA Determination for Northstar AI Results Explorer Advanced visualization and artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider TeraRecon has successfully completed a U.S… read more Feature | Molecular Imaging | July 01, 2019 | By Sharvari Rale Transformations in Molecular Imaging Herald Entry to Novel Applications Diagnostic procedures have always been a cornerstone of early prognosis and patient triaging. read more September 16, 2009 – BRIT Systems announced today the release of BRIT Vision Version 3.6, a multimodality workstation with a full-feature mammography module. The new version offers enhancements that streamline workflow for mammography image review, including comparing priors with current studies, and will be showcased at the BRIT exhibit booth 8 during the Breast Imaging Conference, September 14 through 17.SmartComp allows the mammographer to view comparison images at the same zoom, window/level and projection factors as the new study with the push of one button. BRIT Vision uses intelligent software to coordinate any image format changes made on the primary image to the prior image. SmartZoom synchronizes the zoom factor between images, and provides a true-size Zoom to enable the mammographer to view the breast image at its actual size. BRIT Vision Version 3.6 also includes a new mammography specific keypad that helps mammographers quickly select viewing projection within or between studies and turn CAD markings on or off.BRIT will also discuss the latest advancements to its Roentgen Works Flow teleradiology solution, including applications to remotely read mammograms and deliver results.For more information: www.brit.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Feature | Henry Ford Hospital | May 21, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Innovations in Radiotherapy and Radiology at Henry Ford Hospital Henry Ford Hospital thought leaders regularly speak at the radiation oncology and radiology conferences about new res read more
Credit unions are in a better position to assist underserved consumers, but a lending cap imposed on credit unions by the U.S. Treasury is keeping these institutions from better serving consumers.In a recent letter, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) told the Treasury that they have the ability to provide capital for underserved consumers better than online marketplace lenders. However, credit unions are limited and burdened by the 12.25 percent cap on lending by the Treasury.The letter discusses credit unions’ views on online marketplace lending, credit unions’ continued growth in member business lending, and the lending cap burden.“As Treasury begins its review of online lending, it is critical that it understand the compliance burdens currently imposed on credit unions by the National Credit Union Administration, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and other financial regulatory bodies,” the letter stated. “Credit unions of all asset sizes are severely struggling to comply with ever-increasing regulatory requirements.”CUNA agreed with the Treasury’s analysis that consumers, small businesses, and “promising new enterprises” experience challenges with credit accessibility, but the association is not sure if online marketplace lending is the solution.“Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives with the statutory mission of meeting the credit and savings needs of consumers, often in low-income or underserved populations,” the letter said. “Low-income credit unions are often the only insured depository institutions serving low-income and underserved areas.”Credit union business loan portfolios have increased significantly from 2004 to 2014, but could be doing more if it weren’t for the 12.25 percent cap.“As a result of this arbitrary limit that has been in place since 1998, many credit unions are rapidly approaching the cap while others choose not to engage in business lending because of the cap,” the letter noted. Credit Union National Association Mortgage Underwriter Statutory Lending Cap U.S. Treasury 2015-09-30 Staff Writer in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News, Technology Share Credit Unions’ Statutory Lending Cap Blocks Underserved Consumers September 30, 2015 528 Views
Former Central Bank governor Christodoulos Christodoulou, four other individuals, and three companies, were referred to trial before the criminal court on Wednesday over a €1mln payment to Christodoulou, allegedly in exchange for his collusion during the takeover of Laiki Bank in 2006.The criminal court will convene on April 4 at 9am.Apart from Christodoulou, the charge sheet includes Greek shipowner Michalis Zolotas, Christodoulou’s daughter Athina, her ex-husband Andreas Kizourides, former Laiki official Michael Fole, and companies A. C. Christodoulou Consultants Ltd, Marfin Investment Group (MIG), and Focus Maritime Corp.Two others, former Laiki strongman Andreas Vgenopoulos and former executive Kyriacos Magiras were dropped from the charge sheet.Vgenopoulos, widely considered as the protagonist in the collapse of the island’s banking system in 2013, died in November 2016. Charges against Magiras had to be dropped after Greek authorities refused to extradite him to Cyprus because some of the alleged offences had lapsed while others were committed in Greece.The case is based on the suspicion that the €1mln transfer from Zolotas’ Focus to Christodoulou’s consulting firm (technically owned by his daughter) was actually made on behalf of Vgenopoulos in exchange for the former governor’s collusion during the Greek financier’s 2006 takeover of Laiki.Laiki closed down in 2013.The defendants face a total of 29 charges including corruption, bribery, abuse of authority, abuse of trust, and money laundering.Zolotas faces a single count relating to money laundering.The defendants will be formally charged on April 4. They were released pending the hearing.The case had been delayed repeatedly due to the refusal of the Greek nationals to appear before the court in person.The Nicosia district court had issued an interim decision that their physical presence was necessary for the referral process. You May LikeCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndoSolar SolutionsCalifornia Will Pay Homeowners to Install SolarSolar SolutionsUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes?FigLeaf Beta AppUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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