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Shares in European gaming firms surge post US crackdown on gambling sites

first_img Show Comments ▼ Shares in European gaming firms surge post US crackdown on gambling sites by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Tags: NULL KCS-content Sharecenter_img Monday 18 April 2011 7:46 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap whatsapp whatsapp SHARES in online gaming firms that have avoided the US crackdown surged yesterday, with European firms set to be the big winners.Shares in Bwin.Party, the firm formed by the recent merger between Bwin and poker site PartyGaming, jumped by almost 30 per cent.888 recouped losses suffered after merger talks with Ladbrokes broke down last week. Software provider Playtech also made big gains after the shock US action, which claimed gaming firms PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker had tricked banks into committing “elaborate criminal fraud”. The sites’ founders could face 20 years in prison if found guilty.Execution Noble analyst Geetanjali Sharma said: “The US facing operators have been a drain on the profitability of the European operators.The closure of the main competitors’ operations and the US legal proceedings initiated against them should benefit European listed operators.” last_img read more

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Webinar: How to on-board at-risk customers to self-exclusion and blocking sites

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Uncategorized The fifth episode of our Responsible Gambling webinar series discussing risk customers and self exclusion took place on Wednesday 11th December 2019. 4th October 2019 | By Topics: Uncategorized The fifth episode of our Responsible Gambling webinar series discussing risk customers and self exclusion took place on Wednesday 11th December 2019. In this webinar, our expert speakers will discuss: center_img Email Address Self-exclusion and blocking – what technology approaches are available and how can we define best practise? What information do you need to share with RG suppliers in order for them to assess the impact of the tools you are using and how you can improve? Understanding the data – what is the success rate of signups to these tools once an operator has clocked risk factors and intervened in a customer’s journey? What are the causes for this percentage being low?Towards collaboration: How should operators be collaborating with RG suppliers for a better working relationship to get1) this content presented effectively2) at-risk players better identified and3) a confirmed result (e.g. the player purchases and installs blocking software) Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Webinar: How to on-board at-risk customers to self-exclusion and blocking siteslast_img read more

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The FTSE 100 is falling: three 7% dividend yield shares I’d buy now

first_img We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Roland Head Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now Roland Head | Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 | More on: ADM BATS BHP Image source: Getty Images. The FTSE 100 is falling: three 7% dividend yield shares I’d buy now The FTSE 100 is falling today. As I write, the big-cap index is down by around 2%. However, as a long-term investor this kind of short-term movement doesn’t worry me. After all, lower share prices make it easier to find bargain buys.I’ve been using the market’s weakness to hunt for reliable, high-dividend-yield shares. Each of the three companies I’ve found offers a forecast yield of at least 7%. I reckon all three could be decent value at current levels.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Renewables are driving copper surgeFTSE 100 miner BHP Group (LSE: BHP) is profiting from surging iron ore prices. The BHP share price is at a record high. But what interests me most is that this £120bn business is also one of the world’s largest copper producers.The price of copper recently hit a new all-time high of more than $10,000 per tonne. I think this could be significant.Although I’m unsure about the outlook for BHP’s ‘dirty’ commodities, such as coal and iron ore, I reckon demand for copper looks much safer. All forms of renewables and electric vehicles require a lot of copper. If renewable energy usage and electric transportation keep growing, then I think demand for copper will also continue to rise.BHP is expected to pay a record dividend this year, giving the stock a forecast yield of 7.7%. There’s a risk that 2021 could see earnings peak for miners, but I’d still consider BHP as a buy.A rising 7.7% yieldMy next pick is tobacco giant British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS). The BATS share price has been a poor performer in recent years, but the dividend has been growing. British American’s payout is currently rising by about 4% each year.With a 7.7% dividend yield available for new buyers today, I think this FTSE 100 stock could be a useful source of income.This ‘sin’ stock won’t appeal to all investors. But I can’t fault the numbers here. British American Tobacco reported an operating profit margin of 38% last year. The dividend was covered comfortably by surplus cash.The main risks I can see for shareholders are that tobacco regulations may get tougher, and that smoking rates might fall faster than expected. These are real concerns. But with BATS stock trading on 8.6 times forecast earnings and offering a 7.7% yield, I think the risks are reflected in the share price. I’d buy at this level.A top FTSE 100 performerMy final pick is FTSE 100 motor insurance group Admiral (LSE: ADM). This business is known among investors for its profitability and consistent returns. Admiral’s share price has outperformed the FTSE 100 over the last five years, gaining 58% while the index has risen by just 13%.As I write, Admiral shares offer a forecast dividend yield of 8.2% for 2021. That’s unusually high for this business. The reason why is that shareholders are expected to receive an extra dividend payout this year, when Admiral returns the cash from the sale of its Confused.com price comparison business.Analysts expect Admiral’s dividend to return to normal next year. Broker forecasts currently show the dividend yield falling to 4.9% in 2022.I don’t know if Admiral will be able to maintain its historic growth rate under new CEO Milena Mondini. But on balance, I think the shares are probably fairly priced at the moment. I’d be happy to buy Admiral for my portfolio. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Admiral Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

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On the picket line

first_imgNo to charters, resegregated schools in Little Rock, Ark.Teachers in the Little Rock School District went on strike Nov. 14 to protest the Arkansas Board of Education’s vote in October to no longer recognize their union, the Little Rock Education Association, when the contract expired Oct. 31. Educators warn that the white-dominated state legislature, which took control of the largely African-American 23,000-student district in 2015 after there were low test scores in several schools, is once again pushing a plan to privatize education [code for charter schools] and resegregate the school system.“We have no other option at this point,” LiREA President Teresa Knapp Gordon told the Nov. 15 Payday Report: “They use our children as pawns in their privatization scheme, and we, as educators, feel we have a moral obligation to stand up for our students and protect them.”In addition to demanding restoration of their bargaining rights, the LREA wants to see full local control of the district restored after five years as originally stipulated. However, the state wants to extend that to schools with D and F ratings. But, says social studies teacher Megan Perctyman, “Schools that are rated D or F all have minority populations and are located in communities that are high minority and high poverty. By dividing schools up based on these ratings, it’s creating de-facto segregation in Little Rock.”“The schools that have the grade of D or F are actually those schools that need us the most as educators,” says Lakeitha Austin, who teaches at a D-rated school. “So to have the D or F schools segregated from other schools and put on a plan different from other schools is just not fair.” It’s blatantly, obviously racist!     St. Louis nurses take union fight to bosses’ corporate galaOn Oct. 17 nurses at SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital not only defeated management’s decertification vote, but the next day they took their struggle to SSM-SLU’s posh corporate gala! Inside the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown St. Louis, SSM-SLU’s corporate leaders, donors and philanthropists gathered to enjoy a lavish dinner. Outside, SSM-SLU nurses, represented by National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United, stood in the rain passing out flyers explaining SSM-SLU’s poor treatment of the workers and the bosses’ greedy tactics. Four incognito protesters snuck in and placed fliers on dining tables explaining the nurses’ situation. The disruption was a success, with labor-friendly politicians, United Auto Workers members and other allies joining the rank-and-file fight that night.The National Nurses Organizing Committee is calling out SSM-SLU Hospital for bad faith bargaining and unprecedented anti-union tactics. These creative nurses are demanding safe staffing levels, workplace violence prevention, competitive pay and family leave. (Labor Tribune, Nov. 4) Let’s support their fight!Grad student workers protest NLRB’s anti-union rulingThe Trump-dominated National Labor Relations Board proposed a rule Sept. 30 that would reverse the 2016 decision that graduate student workers at private colleges and universities are employees who have the right to vote for collective bargaining. The American Federation of Teachers responded by setting up AFT Academics, which held demonstrations in Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14 to protest the anti-union ruling.A statement on aft.org noted that graduate workers “teach university level courses, publish work, and do research that brings our institutions prestige, grant money, and lucrative patents — yet we have no real power over the decisions that impact our work and lives.”To support labor rights of grad student workers, sign the petition on aftacademics.org during the public comment period ending Dec. 16.Union victory for U of New Mexico facultyFaculty at the University of New Mexico’s five campuses voted overwhelmingly Oct. 16-17 to unionize with the American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of University Professors. One major reason to unionize was going 20 years without a pay raise! Full-time faculty voted 500-305 to unionize, while part-timers and adjuncts gave the AFT and AAUP a 256-26 landslide. The faculty’s organizing committee, United Academics of the University of New Mexico, will set up two bargaining units to start detailing their bargaining strategy. (aft.org, Oct. 19) Congratulations to UNM professors and teachers in their decisive move for workers’ democracy at work!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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NASS Surveys Underway

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News NASS Surveys Underway By Andy Eubank – Jun 7, 2012 SHARE USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is currently contacting farmers and ranchers across the country to gather information for some of its most important surveys of the year. During the first two weeks of June, NASS is gathering information about U.S. crops and livestock through three simultaneous surveys focusing on agricultural acreage, crops produced and stored, and hog inventory.Trained NASS enumerators will personally interview producers to collect information about the 42-thousand tracts of farmland they operate. In addition, tens of thousands of respondents have already received surveys in the mail and can fill out the questionnaire using NASS’s easy and secure online system or mail it back. NASS representatives will also contact farmers and ranchers who have not yet responded to the survey to help them provide responses over the telephone.Bob Bass, Director of NASS’s National Operations Center, says – the comprehensive crop, livestock, and economic data collected benefit farmers and others in the agricultural industry. It contributes to a stable economic climate; creates an accurate, up-to-date picture of U.S. agriculture; helps producers make marketing decisions; and reduces risk. Because it is equally available to producers, agri-businesses, commodities markets, researchers, and other interested parties, Bass says – it creates a more level playing field.Source: NAFB News Service NASS Surveys Underway SHARE Previous articleEU Set to Mandate Renewable EnergyNext articleMark Kingma June 7 field update Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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Thais sentenced for lèse-majesté ill-treated and humiliated in jail

first_imgIn the Bangkok detention centre where he is held, Thantawut was hit in the face, suffering two black eyes.”Some of the wardens took me to a different part of the jail and ordered other prisoners to beat me,” he told the French news agency AFP. Such practices are common and, according to information reaching Reporters without Borders, other prisoners often do not wait for orders from guards before beating up those convicted of lèse-majesté. Thailand is among countries “under surveillance” on Reporters Without Borders’ list of Internet Enemies updated on 12 March this year. In 2009, the press freedom organization published a report on the abuse of the lèse-majesté laws in Thailand. ———————————17.03.2011- 13 years in prison for posting three messages on website criticizing kingReporters Without Borders deplores the 13-year jail sentence that a Bangkok court imposed on 15 March on Thanthawut Taweewarodomkul, the administrator of website linked to the anti-government Red Shirt Movement, for three messages critical of the king that he allegedly posted on the site, called Nor Por Chor USA.Thanthawut, who has been detained since his arrest on 1 April 2010, was given a 10-year sentence under a section of the criminal code covering lèse-majesté and a three-year sentence under the Computer Crime Act.The sentences were particularly severe given that the maximum penalty for lèse-majesté is 15 years in prison. The Thai constitution guarantees freedom of expression but, according to a December 2010 report by the iLaw Project, there have been 31 cases of lèse-majesté since 2007, 11 of which also involved the Computer Crimes Act.When originally interrogated by the police after his arrest, Thanthawut confessed to posting the three offending messages on the site, two of them as the “admin” and the third under a pseudonym. But he retracted this during the trial.His lawyer has appealed against his conviction. An appeal court is to rule tomorrow on a request for his release on bail. Reporters Without Borders urges the court to grant this request and to overturn his conviction.Thailand is one of the countries “under surveillance” in the updated “Enemies of the Internet” report that Reporters Without Borders released on 12 March. News News August 21, 2020 Find out more ThailandAsia – Pacific to go further Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Thailand Receive email alerts News June 12, 2020 Find out more ThailandAsia – Pacific Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar News Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the shameful ill-treatment by prison guards and fellow inmates of those convicted of lèse-majesté in Thailand.Website designer Thantawut Thaweewarodomkul has been held in custody since April 2012 for posting three messages criticizing the king on the Internet. He was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for lèse-majesté and received a further three years for violating the Computer Crime Act. May 12, 2021 Find out more RSF_en August 23, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Thais sentenced for lèse-majesté ill-treated and humiliated in jaillast_img read more

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Congress passes law censoring disaster coverage

first_img China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more News ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information August 31, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Congress passes law censoring disaster coverage ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on China China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figurescenter_img Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s approval by the National People’s Congress of a law which, according to the official news agency Xinhua, “bans the fabrication and spread of false information on accidents and disasters and requires the government to provide accurate and timely information.” Called the Emergency Response Law, it will take effect on 1 November.“Adopting legislation on the management of public emergencies may be a good thing, but turning it into a tool for reinforcing censorship is unacceptable,” the press freedom organisation said. “All the Chinese media are already controlled by the Publicity Department, and this law in practice deprives them of the ability to provide an alert service in situations of crisis.” Reporters Without Borders added: “The Chinese authorities appear not to have drawn the lessons from the SARS crisis, in which lives could have been saved if they had not imposed a news blackout.”The law’s initial draft included provision for fines of between 50,000 and 100,000 yuan on news media that published unauthorised reports about emergencies. This provision was withdrawn, but the final version nonetheless stipulates that news media could lose their licence if they put out false information on accidents and disasters.In practice, the media will be limited to reproducing Xinhua’s despatches on “industrial accidents, natural disasters, health and public security hazards” and will be unable to conduct their own investigations. A Xin Kuaibao (New Express) columnist last year argued that “there will be no way of verifying whether the information coming from the authorities is true and accurate” and that the law could “become a way for corrupt officials to hide their dishonesty.”Widely criticised in the local press, the law’s adoption was facilitated by last month’s scandal about a fabricated TV report on a bakery that allegedly put shredded cardboard into its dumplings. March 12, 2021 Find out more RSF_en to go further News News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Organisation Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Property tax to fall in Limerick

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April County Hall in Dooradoyle.HOUSEHOLDERS in Limerick will be paying an increase in their property tax – but in a contradictory twist, they will have smaller bills for the charge than they had last year.County Hall in Dooradoyle.After a massive falling out between the two main parties in the City and County Council over the tax earlier this week. a compromise on a Fine Gael proposal to increase the Local Property Tax was passed on Thursday afternoon.Fine Gael had originally proposed a levy of 10 per cent above the national rate, as they are allowed to do and which they did last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But Fianna Fail had proposed that Limerick people should only pay the basic rate set in national legislation, while Sinn Fein had proposed that the council cut the tax for Limerick folk by 15 per cent, a move for which the members are also empowered.But when that meeting broke up in acrimony, a second was called to fix a rate and Fine Gael were this time successful in a proposal to increase the tax above the vase rate by 7.5 per cent.But for householders, this will mean a reduction on the amount they had to pay last year, when the LPT was set at 10 per cent above the national rate.This means people on the lowest band of €90 per annum will be paying €96.75 next year as opposed to the €99 bill they received this year, Linkedin New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSfeaturedLimerick City and County CouncilLocal Property Tax Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet NewsProperty tax to fall in LimerickBy Bernie English – September 28, 2017 2038 Previous articleThe agony and lack of ecstasy of poor ClaireNext articleEventures will highlight emerging Limerick talent Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. center_img O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park Advertisement Facebook Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead WhatsApp Email Print Call to extend Patrickswell public sewer linelast_img read more

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Odessa College HR chief earns Employee of the Year honors

first_img OCA top 2 were ESL students Twitter Pinterest Noel earns award Odessa High’s Kaleb Murry (5) shoots against Permian’s Shy Stephens-Dreary (10) during the first half Tuesday night at the Permian Fieldhouse. Murry finished with 26 points to lead the Bonchos. Twitter Western Governors scholarship pageOdessa College’s Executive Director of Administration and Human Resources Ken Zartner puts everything into his job. Recently, his dedication was rewarded with employee of the year honors.Now in his eighth year at the college, Zartner’s job encompasses everything from safety, such as dealing with roofing contractors, to recruiting employees.“We have a tremendous amount of great employees here; we really do, so I’m very fortunate and humbled to have that opportunity. But there are so many good people here, it’s just absolutely crazy the amount of just dedicated individuals … we have in this office, not in this office but this entire campus from all over the country,” Zartner said.Zartner said he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Huron University in Huron, S.D., a master’s in business administration from East Central University in Ada, Okla., and an occupational safety and environmental technology degree from Odessa College, because safety falls under his purview.“I think you always need to continue to educate yourself to get better,” Zartner said.Originally from Bell, a Los Angeles suburb, Zartner said he didn’t grow up thinking he was going to attend college. But when he graduated from high school, he had a chance to play college football in South Dakota.He played offensive tackle and center, and in arena football, tight end, center and anywhere else he needed to be. The arena football teams were the Oklahoma Outlaws and Oklahoma Blitz.“I bounced around to play a little arena football. Fortunately at that point I moved to Oklahoma and enrolled in graduate school at East Central Oklahoma State,” Zartner said.He started his career in HR recruiting while in graduate school.After graduation, he wound up in Amarillo, and later on, Odessa. He has a 9-year-old daughter.“It’s been a blessing in disguise because of the people that I get an opportunity to work with every single day. I can’t ask to work with a better president than Dr. (Gregory) Williams. All of our administrative staff from top to bottom are so supportive. The people that we have here are absolutely phenomenal. I don’t feel like I come to work every day; I feel like I come home every day. That’s really what this place is to me,” Zartner said.He added that football built a foundation for him. Zartner said he believes in respecting those around you and working as hard as you possibly can.“I’m a firm believer in doing the little things right. I think that’s what helped me be successful in my role. I am the guy that wakes up at 4 a.m., goes to the goes to the gym every day and then goes to work to make sure that’s not going to impact anything that I do throughout the day. I am the guy that’s going to be the top performer at OC All-In … because I think it’s about doing every little thing right that you possibly can …,” Zartner added.Zartner’s department is not large, but it’s versatile.“… We’re a smaller HR team, so we’ve got to be your one-stop shop for absolutely everything. … So every joyous conversation happens here and every not so joyous conversation,” he said.He also tries to find housing for people who are moving to Odessa. A couple of years ago, Zartner said every apartment complex was the college’s best friend offering discounts and gift baskets.With the economy picking up, it’s a different situation.“They don’t know us anymore. We can’t be great without great people and great people have to have a great place to live that’s affordable. It’s a real scenario that we’re battling, but I think we will overcome it,” Zartner said.Asked about a recent letter to the editor in the Odessa American about turnover at Odessa College, Zartner said any employer has attrition.“I think our record speaks for itself. Right now, we’re one of the best community colleges in the country, if not the best community college in the country …,” Zartner said.The college has won state and national awards in the last few years.“We create a culture here. You come up every day; you need to be productive; you need to work, but I think we also create an amazing culture for people, as well, not just through our compensation and benefit plans but the way we support our students, the way we support ourselves and the way we support our communities,” Zartner said.Zartner said OC’s average attrition rate for faculty is 10 to 14 percent and the average attrition for the year is 18 percent.OC has 342 full-time employees. When it’s fully staffed, the college has anywhere from 360 to 370 employees, depending on the time of year. There are more, for example, when summer camp is going on.He has 10 people in human resources, including facilities contractors, so for example, if someone wants to host an event on campus, the college works with custodial contracts, food and pest control to make sure everything is lined up.Zartner said if you broke down the attrition rate in the letter, 19 of 20 people were retirees. He added that the state benefits for instructors are very good and many of those who step away come back as adjunct professors.“We create an amazing culture, an amazing environment for our people. I think we create an environment where we truly care. We’re compassionate. We understand the everyday problems. For example, I went to probably 15 apartment complexes just trying to find places for people to live. Normal HR people aren’t going to do that. … When you come here, you’re going to have wraparound support …,” Zartner said.Human Resources Manager Lindsey Bryant works with Zartner. She has been at OC for six years.“Ken is a very motivating supervisor. He trusts us to make the right decisions. He’s probably one of the most intelligent people I’ve ever worked with. He knows his stuff through and through and he’s very loyal to us on his team. He makes sure our needs are taken care of (and) makes sure we have what we need to be successful …,” Bryant said.She added that the employee of the employee of the year recognition was well deserved.“Ken definitely gives his all to OC. He loves OC. He’s a huge supporter of OC and he’ll do anything in his power to make sure that Odessa College as a whole is successful and he probably is definitely one of the hardest working people on campus,” Bryant said.She added that it’s Zartner’s charisma that makes him stand out the most. Bryant said Zartner is always joking, but makes sure he takes care of business.“I just think it’s his work ethic, how much he loves OC, the students and employees. You never have to question where his heart is,” Bryant said.More Information By admin – June 15, 2018 WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Home Local News Education Odessa College HR chief earns Employee of the Year honors Facebook Summer Spaghetti SaladSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Odessa College. Registration set for engineering camp WhatsApp Local NewsEducation Odessa College HR chief earns Employee of the Year honors Previous articlePBWIEC awards scholarship to UTPBNext articleAttorney will appeal cop’s firing admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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CFPB Gets a Win in Ocwen Case

first_img Bloomberg BNA Jeff Sessions Judge Kenneth Marra Owen Financial PHH Corp. v. CFPB Richard Cordray 2017-06-05 Brianna Gilpin For going on two months, Ocwen Financial Corporation, the country’s largest nonbank mortgage loan servicer, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have been at odds. Beginning in late April, the CFPB sued Ocwen and its subsidiaries claiming that they have been “failing borrowers at every stage of the mortgage servicing process.” Days later, Ocwen responded by filing three motions with the court in hopes of expediting the ruling on the constitutionality of the CFPB and its leadership structure, one of which invited the Department of Justice to participate in the case. Now, a federal judge has slowed down Ocwen’s bid to test the constitutionality of the CFPB.In October 2016, in the case of PHH Corp. v CFPB, a three-judge panel from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals judged the CFPB’s structure unconstitutional. They vacated a $100 million fine against PHH and gave the president power to fire CFPB Director Richard Cordray at will, however the case was set to be reheard May 24, 2017, by the entire D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals allowing the CFPB to defend itself.In response to the allegations, Ocwen called the Bureau “an unaccountable agency” and asked that the constitutionality ruling be expedited. The agency citied a number of errors in the CFPB’s filing, including the bringing up of issues that had already been resolved, however, the CFPB told a Florida federal court in early May that the mortgage servicer should not be allowed special treatment in the case, being that they provided no legal authority or any other compelling reason why.Judge Kenneth Marra of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida decided recently that Ocwen will be delayed in testing the constitutionality of the CFPB.Ocwen’s request to seek U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ views on the CFPB’s constitutionality was declined by Marra. In a separate June 2 order, Marra said it was “premature” to invite the Attorney General’s views, but he can weigh the request again in the context of an Ocwen motion to dismiss.“Until a motion is filed setting forth the exact basis for the challenge, the Attorney General will not have sufficient information to determine whether he should intervene,” Marra said.“We have reviewed the order, which addresses how the Court would like to have the constitutional attack presented to it,” Ocwen representative John Lovallo said in an email to Bloomberg BNA. “We look forward to including that argument with all of the other reasons CFPB’s suit is unjustified and should be dismissed.”The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is currently processing the constitutional status of the CFPB in PHH Corp. v CFPB, but according to Bloomberg BNA, many believe the court will rule for the CFPB, setting up the case for consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court.“Ocwen’s motion to dismiss is currently due June 19, and constitutionality will be one of many arguments,” Lovallo said. Tagged with: Bloomberg BNA Jeff Sessions Judge Kenneth Marra Owen Financial PHH Corp. v. CFPB Richard Cordray About Author: Brianna Gilpin Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Carson Speaks: Clarifies State of Mind Comments Next: New Professional Requirements, Tech Could Improve Appraisals Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago CFPB Gets a Win in Ocwen Case in Daily Dose, Events, Featured, Government, Newscenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago June 5, 2017 6,202 Views Home / Daily Dose / CFPB Gets a Win in Ocwen Case The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Subscribelast_img read more

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