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Indonesia detains Iranian, Chinese crews of seized tankers

first_imgJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia says it has detained the Iranian and Chinese crewmembers of two tankers that were seized for illegally transferring oil in Indonesian waters. A spokesperson for the Maritime Security Agency says documents from the vessels were also seized. He says the tankers are suspected of a variety of violations, including illegally transferring fuel at sea, spilling oil, not displaying national flags, covering the names on their hulls, shutting off their identification systems and anchoring illegally. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says authorities are investigating the ships’ actions.last_img read more

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Truth in Lending threshold adjustments for 2020

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Greetings compliance friends!Just last month, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) issued its annual inflation-based adjustments of certain threshold dollar amounts for transactions covered under Regulation Z. The changes apply to provisions under the Truth in Lending Act, the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (Credit CARD ACT), the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act of 1994 (HOEPA), and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). These laws, as implemented by Regulation Z, require the CFPB to make annual adjustments to certain thresholds based on the annual percentage change reflected in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) in effect on June 1st of the prior year. The updated thresholds become effective on January 1, 2020. Below are a few notable adjustments:Credit CardsRegulation Z prohibits a card issuer from imposing a fee for violating the terms or other requirements of a credit card account under an open-end (not home-secured) plan unless the fee “represents a reasonable proportion of the total costs” incurred for the violation, or is within the safe harbor provision of section 1026.52(b). If a credit card issuer charges anything up to the safe harbor amount for certain violations, it is considered to be in compliance with Regulation Z. For 2020, the safe harbor will increase by $1 from the 2019 amount to:last_img read more

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Crews battle morning fire in frigid temperatures in Dryden

first_imgFreeville FireMcClean FireEtna FireVarna FireGroton FireLansing FireCayuga Heights FireHarford FireSlaterville FireTompkins County Department of Emergency ResponseNYS Department of TransportationTown of Dryden Highway DepartmentTompkins County Sheriff’s OfficeNYSEGTown of Dryden Code DepartmentNYS DECBrecht’s Towing The cause of the fire is under investigation. PHOTO SOURCE: Dryden Fire Department In a Facebook post, Dryden Fire Chief Mike Hall says crews were dispatched to the scene around 3:27 a.m. The structure was “heavily involved” in the fire by the time Dryden fire officials arrived on scene just 12 minutes later, he says. No injuries were reported and all people inside the apartment were evacuated, he says. The fire was under control by 5:20 a.m. and the building is a total loss. Hall says the frigid temperatures and lack of water supplies hindered crews’ ability to battle to blaze. He says a water shuttle was used to bring in water from three miles away.center_img DRYDEN, N.Y. (WBNG) — Multiple fire departments responded to an repair shop and apartment fire on Dryden Road in the town of Dryden early Wednesday morning. The Cortlandville and Virgil fire departments provided coverage for the other departments as they fought the fire on Dryden Road. The fire was upgraded to a second alarm fire. The following departments responded to the fire:last_img read more

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Bawaslu records 243 health protocol violations during regional elections registration

first_imgThe Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) has come across 243 violations of health protocols during the 2020 regional elections’ registration phase from Sept. 4 to 6.“As many as 316 candidate pairs were involved in the violations. They did not abide by health protocols by bringing along many people during the registration process,” Bawaslu member Fritz Edward Siregar told The Jakarta Post on Monday.Fritz also said Bawaslu had coordinated with the Home Ministry, National Police and the General Elections Commission (KPU) to further monitor and impose sanctions against health protocols violations during 2020 regional elections. “Bawaslu has given a recommendation for the KPU to create ‘integrity pacts’ [with candidates] about the implementation of health protocols when the official candidate lists are announced,” he said.Previously, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ordered on Monday the home minister, National Police and Bawaslu to assertively condemn any violations of health protocols during the regional elections by giving harsher warnings.“I instruct the home minister to take firm action [to prevent] COVID-19 clusters [from emerging] in the regional elections. The National Police also need to do the same,” he said at the opening speech of Monday’s Cabinet meeting.Bawaslu chairman Abhan said the 2016 Regional Elections Law did not stipulate any criminal charges against candidates who violated health protocols during elections. He added, however, that Bawaslu had the authority to take action against violators under the 2018 Health Quarantine Law as well as Health Ministry regulations and regional bylaws.He further warned of potential large gatherings on Sept. 23 when the KPU announced the final candidates for the regional elections.“There will also surely be crowds gathered to stage protests against the result of elections. So, to those who may later feel the results are unfair, you can pursue legal avenues instead of gathering large crowds,” Abhan said.Home Minister Tito Karnavian has repeatedly warned regional officials and potential candidates in the run-up to the regional elections not to conduct any rallies or large campaign events, as stipulated under KPU Regulation No.  10/2020 issued on Aug. 31 on simultaneous regional elections during the COVID-19 pandemic.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Paul Merson rips into Unai Emery over ‘pathetic’ Arsenal captaincy decision

first_img Comment Merson says David Luiz should have been appointed captain (Picture: Getty) Unai Emery on Arsenal’s 5-0 win against Nottingham ForestTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:34FullscreenUnai Emery on Arsenal’s 5-0 win against Nottingham Foresthttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-arsenals-5-0-win-against-nottingham-forest-2013038/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘The guy is a serial winner. Yes, he’s either a nine out of ten or a four out of ten every week. But he never hides whatever happens. I like that. That’s leading by example.‘Why not make him captain? He always comes across well and he was always a good influence on the young players at Chelsea. He was a leader there.’Arsenal hero Merson added: ‘It’s a big deal being captain of a big club. To have a “leadership group” of five players just devalues it.‘It’s like you don’t trust anyone enough to do it on their own. And asking players to vote is asking for trouble. What if they don’t take it seriously? It becomes a farce.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘It wouldn’t happen in a Sunday league team. I’m surprised he doesn’t give the fans a vote as well!’Arsenal, currently fourth in the Premier League, travel to Old Trafford on Monday evening to face Manchester United.The Red Devils lost to West Ham in the Premier League last weekend and avoided an embarrassing Carabao Cup exit at the hands of League One side Rochdale during the week.MORE: Manchester United weigh up January transfer move for Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen Arsenal hero Paul Merson has blasted Unai Emery’s ‘pathetic’ decision (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson has ripped into Unai Emery after he named Granit Xhaka as his Arsenal captain and confirmed four other players would make up the team’s leadership group.Emery confirmed on Friday that divisive midfielder Xhaka would be handed the captain’s armband on a permanent basis.The Gunners boss added that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Hector Bellerin, Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil would form the rest of Arsenal’s leadership group.Reacting to the announcement, Merson told the Daily Star: ‘Why is Unai Emery asking his players to vote on who should be captain? It’s pathetic. Seriously. Make a decision!AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘When you start worrying about what your players think, you’re in trouble. And why does he need FIVE captains anyway?‘Arsenal are one of the biggest clubs in the world but I don’t think he’s got a clue what his best team is.‘Granit Xhaka started off captain but he’s not a foregone conclusion to start every week. So I’ll tell you someone who should be – David Luiz. And that’s why he should be captain.‘Not as one of five either, but on his own. People look at his mistakes when they should be looking at what he’s won. Paul Merson rips into Unai Emery over ‘pathetic’ Arsenal captaincy decision Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 28 Sep 2019 10:35 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Redcliffe home brings the outdoors in

first_imgThe open-plan living area opens to the back patio.“The open plan kitchen that flows out onto the alfresco area because it’s just glass sliding doors that open the whole thing up,” he said.“So we put a really big pool in and an outdoor covered area around the pool, as well for the hotter days … and plenty of grass.”He says the backyard is his favourite place.Mr Piper said they would miss living in the friendly Clontarf community, but new adventures awaited them.“It’s time for us to move on and do other things.” The property is being marketed by Frank De Raadt from Kindred real estate agency. The home at 171 Duffield Rd, Clontarf“It was a mad rush to get the Christmas tree up,” says Mark Piper about moving into their just-built house in December 2015.But they made the deadline and got to enjoy the festive season in their new home.“You put a lot of time and effort into getting it right,” he said.Fast forward two years and Mr Piper, his wife, Bec, and their three daughters have an opportunity to travel overseas, so it’s time to move on and let the next family enjoy this holiday-at-home residence.Mr Piper said the home at 171 Duffield Rd, Clontarf will appeal to buyers who appreciate the great outdoors. The home at 171 Duffield Rd, Clontarf“We wanted to make a private family retreat where you can do all your entertaining under the roof,” he said.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“That’s why we put in a big alfresco.”Mr Piper said they also wanted comfortable living, so they included modern conveniences and beautiful fittings.“Stone benchtops on every surface, European appliances all built in … coffee machine, wine cooler, high ceilings and ducted air conditioning.”He said when visitors strolled through, they loved the finishes, but it was the indoor/outdoor layout that impressed the most.last_img read more

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Odion Ighalo is poised to lead Man United’s Champions League charge

first_img Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top40 Child Stars Who Look Incredibly Gorgeous As AdultsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Laugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Weah was 33 when Gianluca Vialli signed him on loan from AC Milan in January 2000, with Chelsea hoping for a strong finish in the league and midway through the second group stage of the Champions League. But the Liberian legend made a positive impression during his few months at Stamford Bridge, especially after scoring the winner against London rivals Tottenham on his debut with a header. It was all the more remarkable given Weah had only arrived from Italy a few hours before the game and he came off the bench to score three minutes from time.He went on to score four more goals for Chelsea, against Liverpool and Wimbledon in the league, plus Leicester and Gillingham in the FA Cup as Chelsea lifted the trophy. However, despite a lot of affection from Chelsea fans, Vialli decided against making Weah’s loan move permanent and he joined Manchester City shortly afterwards. Jurgen Klinsmann (Tottenham Hotspur, 1998) Hertha Berlin’s German head coach Jurgen Klinsmann quits after just 10 weeks in charge We already know about Klinsmann’s first spell at Tottenham and the 29 goals he scored in all competitions during the 1994-95 campaign. But his return to White Hart Lane in Spurs’ hour of need during the 1997-98 season was equally remarkable. Spurs had replaced Gerry Francis with Christian Gross during an abysmal start to the season and sat in the relegation zone when Klinsmann returned on loan from Sampdoria. Christophe Dugarry (Birmingham City, 2003) Birmingham City were 15th and in serious relegation danger when they took French World Cup winner Dugarry on loan from Bordeaux in January 2003. ‘We’re delighted that he’s chosen us,’ said Birmingham boss Steve Bruce at the time. ‘To have someone of his credentials is a massive, massive thing for us. It’s the biggest signing this club has ever made.’ The club had slipped to 17th when Dugarry scored four goals in three matches to earn late-season wins against Charlton, Southampton and Middlesbrough to keep their heads above water. Read Also:Man Utd legend explains why he has ‘no doubt’ Odion Ighalo will be a success Birmingham ultimately finished six points above the bottom three and Dugarry made his move permanent, playing a further 14 times during the 2003-04 season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Odion Ighalo is likely to make his Manchester United debut when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side pick up after the winter break against Chelsea on Monday night. Loading… The Nigerian striker was signed on loan from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua during last month’s transfer window with United short on forward options following Marcus Rashford’s back injury. Solskjaer will hope Ighalo, who previously played in the Premier League with Watford, will contribute a few important goals as United compete on three fronts between now and the end of the season. But it’s far from the first time a top-flight club has brought in someone on loan in their time of need and United will be hoping Ighalo makes a similar impact to these players. Henrik Larsson (Manchester United, 2007) United have been in a similar situation before. In the winter of 2006-07, as they chased silverware in the Premier League and the Champions League, Sir Alex Ferguson was struggling with a thin strike force. The only fit players at the time were Wayne Rooney, Louis Saha and Solskjaer, by then in the injury-plagued twilight of his career and restricted to cameos from the bench. Alan Smith was struggling for fitness. It came after Ferguson sold Ruud van Nistelrooy to Real Madrid the previous summer, echoing Solskjaer’s decision to let Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez go to Inter Milan last summer.Ferguson’s inspired solution was to take Swedish legend Larsson, who was 35 at the time, on loan from Helsingborgs ahead of the start of the Allsvenskan’s off-season. Larsson only scored three times in 13 matches – on his debut against Aston Villa in the FA Cup, against Watford in the league and Lille in the Champions League – but made a deep impression. The United fans loved him and the club tried to extend his loan until the end of the season, with Ferguson saying: ‘He’s been fantastic for us; his professionalism, his attitude, everything he’s done has been excellent.’ United went on to win the Premier League but Larsson didn’t play in enough matches to be awarded a medal. George Weah (Chelsea, 2000)last_img read more

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2 wounded in motorcycle mishap

first_imgCabristante was detained in the lockupfacility of the Leon municipal police station, facing charges./PN The 18-year-old Jason Candiolada and19-year-old Jerson Cabelas sustained injuries on the body, a police reportshowed. Candiolada and Cabelas were brought tothe Western Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao district for treatment. According to police investigators, Candioladaand Cabales were riding a motorcycle driven by 24-year-old Jelson Cabristantewhen the incident happened around 12:55 a.m. on Monday. ILOILO City – The motorcycle they wereriding fell into the canal in Barangay Bucari, Leon, Iloilo.last_img read more

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Huddlestone loses his locks

first_img The former Tottenham player has been growing out his afro in aid of Cancer Research UK, having vowed not to have it clipped until he next scored a goal. Frustratingly, his drought lasted from his last Spurs goal in April 2011 until his first Hull strike against Fulham on December 28. He celebrated with an impromptu snip on the sidelines, courtesy of Tigers physio Rob Price, but headed to the KC Stadium on Thursday to complete the job. Waiting for him there was stylist Lance Lowe, Huddlestone’s favourite London hairdresser who travelled north specifically for the job. Speaking before turning his elaborate afro into a sleeker mohican cut, Huddlestone said: “It’s been a long time coming but thankfully I managed to hit the target at the weekend and I’m finally getting the barnet chopped. “A few of the lads suggested I go for a ‘Mr T’ look. I’m not going quite that bad but I am going for a mohican, it’s the only thing I could think of that wouldn’t make me look as stupid as I did before.” Amongst all the follicular fun, Huddlestone was keen to underline the serious issue underpinning his efforts. “We’ve raised over £35,000 now and that’s nearly trebled since the final whistle against Fulham,” he said. “Fair play to the public, I’d like to thank them for raising the awareness and pledging their money. “Hopefully my next cut won’t be as long coming now and I hope someone else will do the same now because it’s a good cause.” Lowe, who cut Huddlestone’s hair during his Tottenham days and also counts Didier Drogba among his former clients, said: “I’ve been texting Tom for the best part of the three years asking ‘when are we doing this?’ “I couldn’t wait to get my hands on that hair.” Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone is ready for a new start in 2014 after getting his first haircut in more than two-and-a-half years.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Team Nigeria Stranded in Lagos over UK Visas

first_imgIAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPSDuro IkhazuagbeNigeria’s athletes and officials to the 2017 IAAF World Championships scheduled to begin on Friday in London are still stranded in Lagos as the delegation is yet to be issued travel visas by the United Kingdom High Commission. The contingent was originally scheduled to depart for the 16th Worlds this evening. Just last week, Nigeria’s delegation to the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas failed to make the trip as the team was denied both UK and USA transit visas.As at yesterday, 2017 America NCAA champion, Tobiloba Amusan who came into the country for the Worlds Trials in Abuja was yet to get her visa.Amusan, the second fastest Nigerian female sprint hurdler at 12.57 seconds, is the country’s next biggest star after Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor. Amusan is billed to make her Worlds debut at London 2017. Okagbare is not affected by the visa hassles as she has been in and out of UK this year for competitions.All the other home-based athletes like reigning Commonwealth Games long jump queen, Ese Brume, who will be hoping to leap at least two steps higher than her fifth place finish at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Glory Onome Nathaniel (400m hurdles), and quarter-mile trio of Patience Okon-George, Margaret Bamgbose and Yinka Ajayi are all waiting for the travel documents to the British capital.Two years ago, Okon-George was a semi finalist at the World Championship in Beijing. She is to lead Nigeria’s 1600m relay quartet that also have Ajayi, Bamgbose, Emerald Egwin and Abike Egbeniyi.Listed to compete in the 4x100m relay team for Nigeria at the Championships is Alphonsus Ejikeme, Isoken Igbinosun and USA-based Jennifer Madu.Home-boy Samson Nathaniel will compete in the 400m while the USA-based duo of Chukwuebuka Enekwachi and Edose Ibadin will also be making their first appearances at the championships.Nigeria’s top track and field writer who was last week inaugurated as a member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) board, Oludare Esan, confirmed to THISDAY last night that the federation has asked both the IAAF and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the London 2017 to intervene on behalf of the Nigerian contingent.“We remain hopeful that we are going to be issued with the visas with the intervention of the IAAF and the LOC of the London 2017. The only problem now is that our athletes are going to be under pressure getting to London few hours to their events,” observed the new AFN board member.He debunked claims that the passports may have been submitted late. “ Contacts were made with the embassy officials because of the delay in conducting the Nigerian Trials for the Championships. The only addition to the list earlier sent to the embassy was the 4x100m relay quartet that was initially dropped.”Nigeria qualified for the women’s 4x100m relay at the Trinidad and Tobago Trials but because officials were not sure if those to join Okagbare to run the event could make it to the podium, there was initial plan not to enter Nigeria for the sprint relay.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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