Fitness First sparks fresh talk of an IPO

first_img FITNESS FIRST, the gym chain owned by BC Partners, is understood to be adopting international accounting methods in a move that could position it for a £1.2bn flotation.Fitness First’s 2009/10 accounts will be prepared in line with international financial reporting standards (IFRS), the format used by publicly listed companies. The news will prompt renewed speculation of an initial public offering (IPO) for the business next year.In June, industry sources said BC Partners was examining the option of a listing in Hong Kong, Sydney, Singapore or Shanghai in 2011. Although the plans remain at an early stage and BC Partners could decide to exit the investment via a sale, the Far East would be natural fundraising territory for Fitness First. A third of its revenues and more than half its earnings come from Asia.The firm raised revenues nine per cent to £670.3m and increased underlying earnings 7.5 per cent £145m in the year to 31 October 2009, according to accounts. It could be worth up to £1.2bn in an IPO although only a quarter would be floated to reduce the company’s £550m bank debt. BC Partners, which has an 81 per cent stake, would be expected to keep a majority holding.Fitness First already has experience as a public entity. It was set up by entrepreneurs Mike Balfour and Christopher Pearce in Bournemouth in 1992 before being floated on the Alternative Investment Market four years later. Cinven took the leisure group private for £400m in 2001, selling it to BC Partners for an enterprise value of £835m in 2005. More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her KCS-content Share whatsapp Sunday 5 September 2010 10:07 pm whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Fitness First sparks fresh talk of an IPO by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Tags: NULLlast_img read more

AngloGold Ashanti Limited ( Q32012 Presentation

first_imgAngloGold Ashanti Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2012 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (  2012 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Chemco Limited ( Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgChemco Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Chemco Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chemco Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chemco Limited (  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileChemco Limited specialises in the formulation, manufacturing, blending and trading of chemicals. The company operates as one of the subsidiaries of Harel Mallac & Co. Ltd. Chemco Limited company engages in the production and sale of agro chemicals, specialty chemicals and consumer goods.  Chemco Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Chemco Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

FTSE 100 crash: 3 reasons why I’d buy cheap shares in an ISA today

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. FTSE 100 crash: 3 reasons why I’d buy cheap shares in an ISA today 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. 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Such a strategy has produced excellent returns for many investors in the past.With many other major asset classes offering low returns, and Stocks and Shares ISA being a tax-efficient means of capitalising on their prospects, now could be the right time to buy a diverse range of FTSE 100 shares for the long run.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…Low valuations across the FTSE 100Buying shares when they are priced at low levels is a common strategy among investors. However, for shares to be priced at attractive levels, there must usually be some form of negative news that weighs on investor sentiment. This can mean there is a risk of paper losses over the short run.Clearly, at the present time, coronavirus is the risk that is causing stock prices to be relatively low. And there is no guarantee that the FTSE 100 will recover from its current price level. But its track record suggests that there is a high chance of it doing so over the long run. As such, buying cheap shares now could enable you to capitalise on their recovery potential over the coming years.In some cases, high-quality FTSE 100 shares are trading at prices that have not been seen since the global financial crisis. They may not remain at such levels indefinitely, which could make now the right time to buy them ahead of a potential rebound.Relative potentialThe FTSE 100 may face an uncertain near-term outlook, but its long-term prospects appear to be more attractive than those of other mainstream assets. For example, low interest rates look set to remain in place over the medium term as policymakers seek to support the economy. This could mean that the returns on cash and bonds lag inflation, leaving many investors with a loss of spending power.Likewise, assets such as buy-to-let property could struggle to outperform the FTSE 100. They lack tax efficiency due to recent tax changes, while high house prices could be viewed as unappealing at a time when many people may be experiencing a lack of job security. This may lead to lower demand for property, which could cause a lack of capital growth for the asset class relative to stocks.Tax efficiencyOpening a Stocks and Shares ISA is a simple and cost-effective means of investing in a tax-efficient manner. No capital gains tax or dividend tax is paid on amounts invested through an ISA, which makes it a relatively attractive means of capitalising on the FTSE 100’s low valuation.As such, the net returns on FTSE 100 shares could prove to be highly attractive over the coming years. Now could be the right time to buy a diverse range of them to improve your financial future. Peter Stephens has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Donations to largest 500 charities down by £70m

first_imgDonations to largest 500 charities down by £70m AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 11 July 2011 | News  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Voluntary donations to the UK’s 500 largest charities dropped by £70 million in real terms last year, according to this year’s edition of The Charity Market Monitor 2011. This has left “many good causes little better off than they were five years ago”, according to new research, which is published by the ESRC Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy at Cass Business School, and CaritasData, which tracks changes in charity fundraising and other income.For the second year running, voluntary donations to the largest charities have dropped, down by 1.1% to £6.05 billion in 2009/10.Of course, the pattern is not consistent across all the charities survey. Donations to many social causes have dropped, yet animal welfare charities enjoyed a 4.4% increase in income to £426 million. Animal welfare organisations similarly saw their total legacy income rise from £217 million to £230 million, and international causes and hospices also saw legacy increases. However, children’s, disability and cancer charities saw real falls.Total income for the top fundraising charities fell by 0.5%, worth a real loss of £59 million. This means that income raised from voluntary donations is just 0.7% higher in real terms in 2009/10 than it was in 2005/06, and total income just 1.5% higher.Nor were the very largest charities immune. For the first time, their voluntary income dropped by 1.8% compared with the top 500 average of 1.1%.Grants from trusts and foundations were down too by 1.7%, not least because their investment income had dropped in value by 10%.Fortunately charitable legacies have increased to £1.4 billion in total, showing a real recovery of 1.4%.Services and ex-services welfare charities are also bucking the downward trend: they enjoyed a real increase of 6.2% in income, with their income from charitable legacies increasing from £33 million to £36 million.The top three largest charities in the study are Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation and Oxfam. The latter two swapped places in the ranking, with Oxfam having held second place since 2006.The author of the report is Professor Cathy Pharoah, Co-Director of the ESRC Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy at Cass Business School.She said: “The results of this research show that charities are subject to a pincer movement with their donated and investment incomes reaching a low point just as government spending cuts begin to hit their budgets. The evidence suggests that giving cannot fully substitute for public spending because donors have different priorities. If people want charities to play a stronger part in empowering local communities, then giving will need to grow and support a wider range of causes.”This is the fourth edition of the Charity Market Monitor. As well as reporting on the annual finances of the UK’s top 500 charities, and thecharitable spending of the major corporate and trust donors, it also compares results with the previous year, and provides analysis to help charities plan funding strategies in the new funding read more

Aronofsky’s mother! deceives the audience

first_imgReddIt Facebook Review: predictions on who will win the Oscar vs. who should ReddIt Linkedin print“mother!” is a psychological thriller from Darren Aronofsky that can be seen as a metaphor for the some of the conflicts facing society.As “Mother Earth,” Jennifer Lawrence has rebuilt a rustic mansion in the middle of a forest with her husband, played by Javier Bardem. Their paradise is soon invaded by people and their home is slowly destroyed.Director Aronofsky played a trick on his audience that very few saw coming.“mother!” was advertised as a psychological horror film that, in the end is a psychological thriller but with something extra added in by Aronofsky. The audience was either confused in the end of what just happened or upset that they just went and saw this movie.I would like to warn people that this movie may be seen as offensive to many viewers and should not be taken lightly. This is not a typical movie, and the viewer should be ready to have their mind tormented with or even have their values questioned.Throughout the movie, many will notice the blatant metaphors to biblical characters and stories. Aronofsky made sure that his audience knows he is not pleased with the way Christians are acting in this world.Technically speaking, this is a well-made movie. We are supposed to be viewing the events through “Mother Earth’s” perspective as the world is destroyed by the people in it. Lawrence gives a haunting performance, as you get a sick feeling watching the event unfold around her.Bardem also gives a great performance as “God” or the “Creator.” His role in the movie is to show that “God” is in love with all the attention he is getting from people worshiping him, but he is never pleased and wants more.The story starts out slow, but the second half is fast-paced and full of “wow” moments. The last 20 minutes of this film are thrown at you and Aronofsky was not holding back what was on his mind.Verdict: This movie is good because of the performances by Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. I respect the fact that Darren Aronofsky had the guts to make a controversial opinion come to life in his film. I wish that he came out and said what this film was about rather than hide behind this “horror” movie he said it was. While some Christians may be offended by this movie, I think it is worth seeing because it is thought provoking and I can’t stop thinking about it.7.5/10 Review: ‘Love, Simon’ is actually a cute romantic comedy William Konig Twitter + posts Previous articleCross country grabs third and fourth at the Texas InvitationalNext articleUpdate: Police release sketch of Trinity Trails attacker William Konig RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedincenter_img World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Photo by Paramount Pictures William Konig William Konig William Konig William Konig Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is a ton of fun Facebook Review: ‘Black Panther’ delivered even with high expectations TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Investigation closed into suspicious death of Vassily Grodnikov

first_imgNews Paris, 30 November 2005Dear Mr President,In a letter on 22 November, we conveyed to the interior minister the need to open a criminal investigation into the death of Vassily Grodnikov, taking into account a number of elements to support the theory that he was murdered for reasons linked to his profession.We now wish to express our deep concern following the announcement by the Minsk district prosecutor’s office on 28 November of its refusal to open an investigation into this case.Vassily Grodnikov was found dead in his apartment in the Minsk suburbs, on 18 October 2005. Investigators found blood stains on the wallpaper, a broken table and dried blood on the victim’s head. A post mortem examination revealed that death was caused by a blow from a blunt object.Shortly before his death, the journalist was working on the sensitive issue of elderly people living along being swindled out of their apartments. In addition, according to the independent weekly Zhoda, the journalist had left on a table a rough copy of an article headlined “A booked office or several uncompromising questions for the president of the country and the agencies under his control.”We fear we will never know the exact circumstances of the death of Vassily Grodnikov, as was unfortunately the case for two other journalists, Veronika Cherkasova and Dmitry Zavadski.The first was found murdered at her home in Minsk, on 20 October 2004 with several dozen stab wounds. Since opening their investigation, police have worked on the theory that it was either a crime of passion or linked to a family quarrel, to the detriment of the professional lead.Dmitry Zavadski went missing at Minsk airport on 7 July 2000. The investigation into his disappearance was closed twice. Suspicions that the authorities were implicated in the case and that they are trying to cover up the truth are still current. Once again, the silence and inactivity of the justice system are very worrying.These murders should not remain unpunished. The families of the victims and the Belarus people have the right to know what really happened.That is why we urge you to not to close the Vassily Grodnikov case without thoroughly exploring the possibility of murder and without finally obtaining tangible results on the suspicious deaths of Veronika Charkasova and Dmitry Zavadski.I trust you will give this request your careful consideration.Yours sincerely, News to go further RSF_en May 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belarus Reporters Without Borders said it was particularly concerned after Minsk prosecutor Dmitry Kirilchik announced on 14 December 2005 that he was closing the investigation into the death of Norodnaya Volya journalist Vassily Grodnikov.The Grodnikov case was wound up for a first time on 28 November on the theory his death was accidental because of the absence of any signs of a break-in at the victim’s apartment. The investigation was then reopened on 29 November.Reporters Without Borders said it was particularly shocked by the attitude of the judicial authorities in this case and said it feared that the precise circumstances of Grodnikov’s death would never be known. The organisation will remain vigilant and continue to press for a criminal investigation into the death of the journalist, taking into account a number of factors that made it likely he was murdered because of his work.——7 December 2005Quick results desired now that Grodnikov case has been reopenedReporters Without Borders today welcomed police inspector Dmitry Kirilchik’s decision to reopen the investigation into the death of journalist Vassili Grodnikov and said it would pay close attention to its results.Kirilchik announced the reopening of the investigation on 29 November, a day after he said was closing the case on the grounds that the injuries that caused Grodnikov’s death must have been accidentally self-inflicted as there was no sign of a break-in. The new investigation is due to continue until 18 December but could be extended beyond that date.The original decision to close the case had drawn an immediate protest from Grodnikov’s brother, Nikolai Grodnev. “It is strange that the investigators found no evidence to support the theory that he was murdered,” Grodnev told Reporters Without Borders. “Vassili died from a head injury caused by a blunt object. Traces of blood were found in 17 different places in the apartment. Everything was photographed. I cannot believe my brother went all over the apartment accidentally banging his head again and again in different places.”Reporters Without Borders would still like to see the investigators seriously consider the possibility that Grodnikov was murdered because of his work as a journalist, and it hopes for concrete results in the coming weeks.——-30 November 2005Reporters Without Borders condemns closing of file on Grodnikov caseread in russianReporters Without Borders has condemned the 28 November refusal to open a criminal investigation into the death of opposition journalist Vassily Grodnikov, in a letter addressed to the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko. Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more December 19, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Investigation closed into suspicious death of Vassily Grodnikov Robert Ménard,Secretary Generalcenter_img Organisation News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Help by sharing this information May 28, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

40-year JPL Engineer Robert (Bob) Wood Sniffin, 1940-2015

first_imgPeople 40-year JPL Engineer Robert (Bob) Wood Sniffin, 1940-2015 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, August 13, 2015 | 3:08 pm Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Subscribe Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Longtime Monrovian Robert (Bob) Wood Sniffin, a systems engineer with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1969, died August 6 after a long illness, his wife, Hilda, and son, Michael, at his side.A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 21, at Saint Luke the Physician Episcopal Church, 122 S. California Ave. at Foothill Blvd. in Monrovia. Interment will be at Turner & Stevens Live Oak Mortuary, 200 East Duarte Road, Monrovia. A noon reception will follow at St. Luke’s.Sniffin was born and raised in New York until age 13, when his family moved to Florida. After earning a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Florida, he joined Texas Instruments in Dallas, spending the next six years developing terrain-following radar systems.In 1969, Sniffin moved to Southern California and became a systems engineer with JPL’s Deep Space Network — just initiating its focus on large, complex, one-of-a-kind space missions including the Voyager, Viking, Galileo and Cassini-Huygens projects. His long career included a two-year assignment at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC. After retiring in 2009, he continued to work as an independent contractor with JPL until his death.Sniffin was a choral singer and member of Saint Luke the Physician Episcopal Church in Monrovia. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Fed OIG to Conduct Security Audit on Personal Consumer Data Collected by CFPB

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago August 19, 2015 1,052 Views The Federal Reserve’s Office of the Inspector General (Fed OIG) recently updated its work plan to include a security audit of the data being collected on consumers by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).The CFPB collects, handles, and stores various types of consumer information and personally identifiable information (PII) as part of its mission, according to the work plan. The data being collected by the CFPB is defined as data that could be used to identify specific individuals or distinguish individuals from one another.”We will review the extent to which the CFPB has assessed the risks associated with the collection, maintenance, storage, and disposal of privacy data and PII and applied appropriate information security controls and protection over the data to mitigate those risks,” the work plan said. “We will focus on (1) CFPB systems that house PII, (2) access to PII, (3) disposal and destruction mechanisms, (4) the handling of privacy incidents, (5) privacy training, and (6) National Institute of Standards and Technology privacy controls.”Several lawmakers and other financial industry groups and associations have expressed concern over whether or not the CFPB’s collection of personal data is an invasion of privacy.”CUNA (Credit Union National Association) has raised a number of concerns about the CFPB’s storage of information in the CFPB’s database, particularly if the personal information collected by the bureau is inadvertently disclosed when consumer complaints are filed with the bureau,” CUNA said in a press release. “CUNA has urged the CFPB to take steps to minimize privacy risks.”In September 2014, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released the results of a comprehensive study confirming that the CFPB was collecting financial data on 600 million Americans. The study was requested by U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), who at the time was the Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee.”The CFPB’s massive data collection effort is an unwarranted, unwelcome intrusion into the private financial lives of millions of Americans,” Crapo said when the GAO’s report was released. “This GAO report confirms what the Bureau would not—that it has been collecting information on up to 600 million American financial accounts, and it does not have the proper safeguards in place to protect the information it is collecting. At a time when data and identity-related crimes are at an all-time high, the last thing the American people need is one more federal agency collecting their private financial information.”The Fed OIG’s work plan also listed as one of its ongoing projects the audit of the CFPB’s controversial Consumer Complaint Database.”In June 2012, the CFPB became the first federal regulator to publicly share individual-level consumer financial complaint data,” the work plan said. “While the Consumer Complaint Database initially contained only credit card complaints, the CFPB has extended the database to other consumer financial products and services covered by the CFPB. Our audit objective is to assess the effectiveness of the CFPB’s controls over the accuracy and completeness of the public complaint database.”Click here to see the entire Fed OIG work plan. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Fed Office of Inspector General Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: FHFA Announces Final Rule for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Affordable Housing Goals Next: Fed Says Economic Conditions Are Approaching the Point of Being Ready for Rate Hikecenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Fed OIG to Conduct Security Audit on Personal Consumer Data Collected by CFPB Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save Fed OIG to Conduct Security Audit on Personal Consumer Data Collected by CFPB CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Fed Office of Inspector General 2015-08-19 Brian Honea About Author: Brian Honea Subscribelast_img read more

Police urging caution after “extremely vague” bomb warning

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Police urging caution after “extremely vague” bomb warning Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Previous articlePomeroy arson attack condemnedNext articleInvestigations continue after Bundoran drugs seizure News Highland WhatsApp Police in the Strabane and Derry areas have called for public vigilance following a telephoned bomb warning.At around 10.30am this morning a call was made warning “there’s a bomb at the Brae”.Police have checked locations known to them that match the name given, but nothing has been found.They says due to the vagueness of the warning, police are now advising people living close to locations with similar names to be watchful and to report anything suspicious.Meanwhile, Police are searching a farm in County Tyrone after a former police officer found an object under his tractorIt was discovered on a farm at Sixmilecross, examined and initially deemed not to be an explosive device.However, a magnet was then found underneath the tractor and the investigation is continuing. Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest By News Highland – August 12, 2010 News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebooklast_img read more