ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » CUNA The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) should quickly finalize its proposal amending the Remittance Rule and to exercise its authority to permit compliance flexibility for remittances sent to individuals in countries affected by the growing public health concern surrounding coronavirus disease, CUNA wrote to the CFPB Thursday.“We appreciate the Bureau’s focus on appropriately tailoring the remittance rule and the rulemaking’s high priority status, as indicated by the Bureau’s already swift timeline,” the letter reads. “That said, in light of the growing global public health crisis surrounding COVID-19, CUNA respectfully recommends the Bureau further expedite the issuance of its final rule and take action to exclude from the rule’s requirements remittance transfers made to individuals in countries affected by the growing pandemic.”CUNA adds that, during times of global economic downturn, natural disaster and pandemic, remittances can be an especially important lifeline to people in developing countries to purchase food, services and medical care.
FILE – In this Feb. 17, 2018, file photo, Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan performs during the men’s free figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Hanyu is recovering from a right ankle injury that forced him to skip the Dec. 21-24 Japan nationals. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)SAITAMA, Japan — Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu says he has recovered sufficiently from an ankle injury and is ready to compete for the title at the world figure skating championships.“I may not be 100 percent recovered but I’m ready for this competition’ Hanyu told a news conference Tuesday, on the eve of the championships. “The goal is always to win and not just beat your opponent but to overcome yourself. I’m looking forward to competing.ADVERTISEMENT Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Portland guard McCollum out with a popliteus strain Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Uno heads into the worlds on a high having won the Four Continents last month. In that competition, Uno showed his resolve when he finished fourth in the short program and then won the free skate to claim the overall title. It marked the first time he won a major international competition.Uno also had an impressive 2018, winning Skate Canada, the NHK Trophy and the Japanese nationals.The world championships begin with the women’s short program on Wednesday. The men’s short program is on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201300:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss He claimed his second straight Grand Prix series title of the season despite the injury, but was forced to withdraw from the Grand Prix Final and the Japan nationals in December.Hanyu sustained a similar injury at the 2017 NHK Trophy before making a comeback at last year’s Pyeongchang Olympics, where he became the first male figure skater to win consecutive Olympic golds since American Dick Button in 1948 and 1952.Defending champion Nathan Chen practiced at Saitama Super Arena on Monday and said he had fully recovered from a cold.Coming off a long break from the U.S. Nationals in January, when he captured his third straight national title, Chen said his plan is pretty much to stick with that program at the worlds.During the nationals, Chen landed four quad jumps in his free skate routine, one of which was in combination.Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno, the 2018 world championship silver medalist, will also be a medal contender on home ice.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director “I’ve been in this position before where I came back from injury before the Olympics and that was valuable experience that will help.”Hanyu arrived in Japan on a flight from Toronto late Monday accompanied by coach Brian Orser. On Tuesday, he practiced for about 30 minutes at the arena in front a large crowd of fans who applauded every jump he made.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe 24-year-old missed last year’s worlds because of injury. He last won the title at the 2017 world championships in Helsinki. His first win was in 2014 at Saitama Super Arena, the same venue as this year’s worlds.After twisting his right ankle in a fall in practice at the Rostelecom Cup on Nov. 17, Hanyu was told he needed three weeks of rest and one month of rehabilitation to recover from a ligament injury sustained in the fall. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants
New Delhi: To get consumers to clear dues, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced a one-time waiver of arrears on water bills of about 13 lakh people with functional meters.As a result, households need not pay late payment fees and will get a waiver on the principal amount due based on their house category. He said people who have got new water connections are eligible for the waiver. Announced months ahead of the Assembly elections in the national Capital, the waiver is valid for arrears up to March 2019. If dues are paid, the state exchequer will see an inflow of Rs 600 crore. Kejriwal said there were approximately 13.5 lakh consumers in Delhi who have pending water bills. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”Some of these arrears are due to consumers but some are also due to incorrect billing,” Kejriwal said. While the waiver will be for those having domestic water meters, those installing the meters by November 30 can get their late payment surcharge waived off as well. “This is an open invite to the people of Delhi to join the mainstream and install water meters. Only those consumers who have installed meters before November 30 will get the benefit of this scheme.” Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe Chief Minister said around 10.5 lakh people who come under the E, F, G and H categories of water consumers will get a 100 percent waiver on water arrears. Those who come under categories A and B will get a waiver of 25 percent, category C will get 50 percent while D category will get 75 percent. However, Kejriwal clarified that the 100 percent waiver on late-payment charges will be applicable across all categories. He stated that at least Rs 2,500 crore is due from domestic water users and Rs 1,500 crore from commercial users.
APTN National NewsA big birthday bash in Kingston featured celebrations and protests.It was all over Canada’s first prime minister Sir John A MacDonald.He was celebrated for what some call the birth of a united country, while others see him as a racist who wanted nothing more than to rid the land of Indigenous peoples who did not follow his orders.APTN’s Annette Francis was in Kingston for the party and files this story.