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Bureau Director Kraninger calls Berger, discusses CU priorities

first_imgBureau of Consumer Financial Protection Director Kathy Kraninger called NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger yesterday further building on the ongoing relationship between bureau leadership and NAFCU staff. During the call, Berger congratulated Kraninger on her new role and shared credit unions’ top priorities that specifically concern the bureau.“We appreciate Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger’s interest in issues critical to the credit union industry, and we thank her for the continued focus on protecting consumers,” said Berger. “We look forward to working with Director Kraninger to ensure a healthy regulatory environment in which credit unions can grow, thrive and successfully serve their membership.”NAFCU and credit unions’ priorities were also hand-delivered in a letter to the bureau Tuesday. In the letter, Berger listed the top five tenets the association focuses on throughout the year, including: continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

‘Academically Excellent, But Economically Challenged’

first_imgA lecturer at the University of Liberia (UL) has stressed the need to provide supports to needy students, who despite the economic challenges facing their parents, have continue to excel in their various places of learning.Mr. Garpeh lectures in the Department of Management at the UL.He said providing supports for students will serve as motivational tools for academic excellence in their respective schools as the nation strives for better education.Mr. Garpeh, spoke to a cross section of journalists in Nimba County Electoral District #8 where he provided scholarships in honor of Madam Yah Zowa Gartei for her tireless efforts towards improving the lives of the community dwellers.The sponsorship covered a number of students’ worth over L$150,000.He noted that the beneficiaries were outstanding in a ‘Spelling Bee’ competition sponsored by his team in collaboration the LIBRA SANITATION; a 100 percent owned Liberian Company as part of the nation’s Independence Day celebration.“Our nation is thirsty for academic excellence, we must encourage the children in their endeavor, when children are educated—the nation wins.“There is a need to focus on the education of the children, who are willing and academically excellent, but are economically challenged.”He called on the student never to permit others to define their destiny in a disdainful way, adding, “If Liberia problems must be addressed, every Liberian irrespective of locale or political affiliation, must participate in a more meaningful pattern.Mr. Garpeh pointed out that even as an employer, “your primarily intent is for the employees to seek solutions and not to complain on every piece of necessary assignment as witnessed today across the national scene.”He said in spite of the situation the country is faced with; moving from a challenge stage to crisis, and now transformational point, which is a process and not an event, everyone should find the solutions to move the country forward rather than to sit on the fence and criticize.He further stressed, “In my mind, nothing could be more dangerous than to permit our emotions to rule our destinies, even with the existence of evidence based emotions, we must always be accountable to the faculties of reason and will.”He called on Nimbians to unite on one front like it was in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) throughout the country.“The children have great potentials and prospects, but requires our collective attention,” he noted.He observed that the government cannot do all especially with series of computing demands being placed on the national cake, as such; “we all have to contribute and complement national government efforts.”The celebration was under the theme “Together We can do it better for all” and was geared toward unity through sports.He then cautioned his kinsmen ahead of the 2017 race to begin looking at those vying to enter the Executive Mansion to begin the necessary scrutiny of politicians who are practically agricultural sensitive.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cyclone leaves millions stranded in Bangladesh

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre By late Friday, 24 hours after the cyclone roared ashore, officials were still trying to get reports from many districts. Dhaka, the capital city of this poor, desperately crowded nation of 150 million people, remained without power. Winds uprooted trees and sent billboards flying through the air, said Ashraful Zaman, an official at the main emergency control room. A government announcement put the death toll at 242, but Dalil Uddin of the Ministry of Disaster Management expected the official toll to go much higher. The United News of Bangladesh news agency, which has reporters deployed across the devastated region, said the count from each affected district left an overall death toll of at least 1,100. Holmes said his U.N. agency believes that more than 20,000 houses have been damaged in the hardest-hit districts and that the death toll is expected to climb beyond the government’s figures. About 150 fishing trawlers were unaccounted for, he said. Hasanul Amin, assistant director of the cyclone preparedness program sponsored by the government and the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, said about a dozen teams had been deployed to the worst-hit areas in the country’s southwest. But it was slow going. In the village of Sharankhola, some people waited for hours to get dry biscuits and rice, according to Bishnu Prasad, a United News of Bangladesh reporter on the scene. “We have lost everything,” a farmer, Moshararf Hossain, told Prasad. “We have nowhere to go.” The cyclone swept in from the Bay of Bengal and roared across the southwestern coast late Thursday with driving rain and high waves, leveling thousands of flimsy huts and destroying crops and fish farms in 15 coastal districts, officials and witnesses said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DHAKA, Bangladesh – Aid workers struggled Friday to help survivors of Tropical Cyclone Sidr, which blasted Bangladesh with 150 mph winds, killing a reported 1,100 people, savaging coastal towns and leaving millions without power in the deadliest such storm in more than a decade. Rescuers – some even employing the brute force of elephants – contended with roads that were washed out or blocked by wind-blown debris to try to get water and food to people stranded by flooding. The damage to livelihood, housing and crops from Sidr will be “extremely severe,” said John Holmes, the U.N. undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, adding that the world body was making millions of dollars in aid available to Bangladesh. The winds wreaked havoc on the country’s electricity and telephone lines, affecting even areas that were spared a direct hit, and leaving the full picture of the death and destruction unclear. last_img read more