Monthly Archives: November 2022

NYDFS Proposed Changes to Part 500 Cybersecurity Rule

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 On November 9, 2022, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) released its second proposed amendments to the Part 500 cybersecurity rule. The proposed amendments revise several aspects of the proposed cybersecurity rule amendment released on November 29 July 2022. These changes reflect several comments …

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Penquis Partners with Versant Power to Provide Billing Credits

Penquis has partnered with Versant Power for Power Match, a charitable matching program that will provide power bill credits to customers in need. Versant Power agreed to match all donations up to $200,000 and provided an additional $60,000 start-up fund to begin helping customers immediately. Power Match will be facilitated …

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Beneath most scientific discoveries there may be a hidden “universe of uncertainty”

A hidden “universe of uncertainty” may underlie most scientific discovery, especially in the social sciences, a new study has found. When scientists used the same data set to answer a question hypothesis — that immigration reduces support for social policy — dozens of researchers have produced completely different results, according …

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How fiscal restraint can help fight inflation

Government support was essential to help individuals and businesses survive pandemic-related lockdowns and support economic recovery. When inflation is high and persistent, broad-based fiscal support is not warranted. Most governments have already reduced their support for the pandemic, as reported in our October Financial Review. While many people are still …

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State to Suspend Accepting New Applications for Oregon Homeowners Relief Fund Program

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) — Oregon Housing and Community Services announced that it will suspend accepting new applications for Oregon’s Homeowners Relief Fund program at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 30. Officials said the pause will allow OHCS to process current requests in its pipeline, allow for minor system maintenance and …

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A caring budget for our public services and our people

Darlington MP Peter Gibson said the autumn declaration addresses many of the challenges facing the country On Thursday, the Chancellor delivered his autumn statement. Increased spending on education, health and social assistance. The biggest ever rise in the living wage to £10.42, putting us pennies away from our ambition of …

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Ratikant kanungo A “Messiah” in the era of Covid

Ratikant KanungoCovid Mr Ratikant, a social worker and politician from Odisha, has given new life to almost 10,000 people when their families have nothing to eat. BHUBANESWAR, ODISHA, INDIA, November 18, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Covid impacted Odisha with significant loss in various sectors; many people lost their lives and members …

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Indigenous peoples flocked to DC for ICWA hearing

The United States Supreme Court heard oral argument on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 in Haaland v. Brackeen, a case that will decide whether the ICWA is constitutional. Kimberly Jump-CrazyBear, Osage and Oglala of Virginia hold a sign in support of ICWA. (Photo by Jourdan Bennett-Begaye/Indian Country Today) Kimberly Jump-CrazyBear held …

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Markey joins team of Merkley, Bonamici and Jayapal to introduce legislation to protect consumers from predatory payday lending practices

Washington (November 16, 2022) – Today Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) joined Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA- 07) presenting the Stopping Abuse and Fraud in Electronic Lending (SAFE) Act. The SAFE Loans Act will protect consumers from deceptive and predatory practices that …

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The fourth major bank launches a program of small loans

Wells Fargo launched a widely available small-dollar loan Nov. 16, making it the fourth major bank to offer an affordable alternative to expensive payday loans. With the move, financial institutions that operate nearly 13,000 branches, or about 18% of all bank branches in the United States, now offer automated, near-instant …

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Virgil Clarkson, former mayor of Lacey and longtime council member, has died

Virgil Clarkson, former mayor of the town of Lacey and member of the town council, died early on Sunday November 13. Clarkson, one of the longest-serving council members in the town’s history, has provided nearly two decades of service and dedication to the Lacey community, including three terms as mayor …

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ALAN CHARTOCK: There aren’t many like Carmi Rapport in the world

Carmi Report. Photo via Lawyers.com. Carmi Rapport has passed. Everyone needs a hero, and he was mine. I loved the guy. He was a valued board member of WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, the public radio network that I run. If there was a problem, Carmi was the guy you wanted in …

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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Winter Farmers Marke; New FCI Afterschool Educator; MCLA Board of Directors; grant from Lenox Library; Silver Therapeutics; Book donations needed; Housatonic water meeting; collecting toys; scholarship from the Mac-Haydn Theatre; New Vice President of Greylock

Berkshire Grown is eligible to process the Health Incentive Program (HIP), adding extra cash to its EBT portfolio for fruits and vegetables on top of regular SNAP benefits. Image courtesy of Berkshire Grown. The Berkshire Grown Winter Farmer’s Market season begins! Great Barrington– The first of the season of six …

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Racial resentment hurts white people too, doctor tells colleagues

In many parts of America, white people undermine their own health to death because they believe public policies that would help them are actually designed to benefit people of color at their expense, researcher Jonathan Metzl , MD, PhD, told an audience at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual …

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Oneida Businesswomen Win Extra Mile Day Award – Oneida Dispatch

ONEIDA, NY – Mayor Helen Acker presented Oneida businesswomen Stacy Herb-Jones and Lori Petroffski Seef with the Extra Mile Day award during a recent Common Council meeting. Once a year, the city celebrates “Go the Extra Mile Day”. Extra Mile America is a nonprofit organization that inspires people, organizations, and …

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“No veterinarian is left behind.” How Subway Military Veterans Mentor

At a restaurant in Maple Grove on Friday, a group of military veterans spoke about their mission in the civilian world. Service for those who served. “We’re here to support each other, and no veterinarian is left behind,” says Joe Durocher, Hennepin County Veterans Court Volunteer Coordinator. “Going from the …

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Kingston organizations come together to support drug addicts

The Lionhearts Warming Center on Concession Street will use new funds to provide art therapy and a laundry service training program for people with substance use disorders. Photo by Geena Mortfield/Kingstonist. A new grassroots initiative uses a $1.34 million grant from Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program to meet …

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Younger borrowers are likely to use payday loans and are unaware of “more affordable” credit unions

According to a study by the government-backed Money and Pensions Service, young people are twice as likely to turn to high-interest payday lenders than not-for-profit community lenders. Friends and family were the main source of loans for the 25-34 age group, with 26% saying they would turn to ‘close contacts’. …

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Hillsborough County – Hillsborough County will close all offices and facilities Thursday due to Tropical Storm Nicole; Some facilities will remain closed for Veterans Day

All Hillsborough County offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 10 for staff and public safety, and to allow staff to focus on the emergency response to Tropical Storm Nicole. The closure includes all libraries, parks, reserves and recreation centers in the county. All county public meetings have …

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USDA Grant to Expand Alaska Tribes Outreach Program

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 1:37 p.m. Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service a $730,585 grant for its Alaska Tribes Extension Program as part of the $71 million investment to help underserved communities. UAF associate professor Heidi Rader …

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2022 Fourth Child Welfare Minister appointed

Claire Coutinho (Photo: Her Majesty’s Government) The government has named its fourth child welfare minister of the year ahead of a critical period for the sector. Claire Coutinho, appointed minister delegate to the Ministry of Education last month, was in charge of social protection, as well as special educational needs …

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Britain is on a highway to hell – and the Tories are about to make life even harder | Andrew Rawnsley

Jory MPs publicly despise Matt Hancock, but they may soon be envious in private. There is a worse fate for a politician than to be stuffed with kangaroo testicles and ostrich anus in exchange for a very large check. As the disgraced former health secretary is seen consuming exotic genitals, …

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How to stay warm safely this winter? A Cedar Rapids firefighter gives advice

Captain Lucas Kennedy, with the Cedar Rapids Fire Department The weather has started to cool down and the furnaces, fireplaces and heaters will soon be put to use. While it’s important to stay warm, the effort to do so can sometimes become dangerous. Capt. Lucas Kennedy of the Cedar Rapids …

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NYC task force proposes budget changes

A work group responsible for rethinking How New York City Distributes School Funding released recommendations on Friday that could help change the way hundreds of millions of dollars are distributed to more than 1,500 public schools. A large number of proposals if passed, it would have implications for a wide …

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Are payday loans safe? Here’s how to protect yourself

Can online payday loans be safe? Even though it may seem easy and convenient to apply for a payday loan online, you should not trust any lender. The loans are designed to keep people in an endless cycle of high interest debt, and the interest rates are ridiculously high. There …

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Trans health care supported “at the highest level”: Rachel Levine

BOSTON — With the health and safety of trans and queer youth under threat across the country, there were a few minutes of hope Wednesday in Boston when Adm. Rachel Levinethe assistant secretary for health of the Department of Health and Human Services and first transgender federal official confirmed by …

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Is America ready to trade democracy for cheap gas? It’s fascism in a nutshell

This recent New York Times headline offers the perfect prospective epitaph for America’s struggling democracy and its potential impending demise: “Voters See Democracy in Peril, But Saving It Is Not a Priority.” The details are grim. Voters “overwhelmingly believe that American democracy is under threat, but seem remarkably apathetic about …

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NH Congressional Delegation Announces $33.9 Million in LIHEAP Funds as Winter Months Approach

November 02, 2022 **Shaheen is a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee which funds LIHEAP and consistently secures strong resources to support the program** (Washington, DC) – US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), …

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Oxford Hills School District Holds Public Comment Period on Proposed Gender Identity Policy

NORWAY, Maine (WMTW) — The Oxford Hills School District held a public forum on Monday to give community members an opportunity to comment on a proposed gender identity policy for K-12 schools. MSAD 17 held a first reading of the policy at its last school board meeting in October. It …

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Josh Primo’s accuser has a stellar reputation, colleagues say

A psychologist who worked with Spurs and is set to speak this week about the allegations she is making against former Spurs goalkeeper Josh Primo has always maintained the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior, several colleagues said Tuesday. Spurs waived Primo, 19, on Friday due to what a …

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