IoF issues call for trustees

first_img Advertisement  146 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  145 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 12 April 2017 | News Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising trustees The Institute of Fundraising is looking for new trustees to join its board, with three vacancies to fill.Any member residing in the UK may apply to be an IoF trustee, with a deadline of midday on 28th April. Information on how to apply, as well as on the main criteria applicants need to meet can be found in the Trustee Recruitment and Information Pack on the IoF site.Essential skills for applicants are:Ability to contribute to strategic decision-makingUnderstanding the governance role of a TrusteeExperience of acting as a representative of an organisationAlso desirable is experience of:another membership organisationsuccessful public policy campaignscommercial activities similar to IoFworking in professional standards or complianceIn addition to the AGM in July and a strategy away day, the Board meets at least three times a year. Meetings of the Board usually take place from 13.00 to 17.00 at the IoF’s offices in London. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 IoF issues call for trusteeslast_img read more

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Brother, Can You Spare Any Change? Pasadena Sees Impact of National Coin Shortage

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Pasadena Sees Impact of National Coin Shortage By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, July 13, 2020 | 4:14 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS A national coin shortage has reached Pasadena, prompting businesses to request exact change or credit cards for payment and leaving laundromats and coin-operated car washes scrambling to secure the coins they depend on to keep their establishments running.Signs asking customers to pay with precise amounts or use electronic payment are becoming an increasingly common sight at businesses throughout Southern California.The Federal Reserve announced last month that the COVID-19 pandemic “has significantly disrupted the supply chain and normal circulation patterns for U.S. coin.” the agency said in a written statement. “In the past few months, coin deposits from depository institutions to the Federal Reserve have declined significantly and the U.S. Mint’s production of coin also decreased due to measures put in place to protect its employees.”As the economy has gradually reopened, coin orders from depository institutions have begun to increase, “resulting in the Federal Reserve’s coin inventory being reduced to below normal levels,” according to the statement.“While there is adequate coin in the economy, the slowed pace of circulation has meant that sufficient quantities of coin are not readily available where needed,” according to a Federal Reserve statement. “With establishments like retail shops, bank branches, transit authorities and laundromats closed, the typical places where coin enters our society have slowed or even stopped the normal circulation of coin.”Banks around the nation have been trying to mitigate the issue.“We are actively managing our coin inventory and working with customers to meet their coin needs to the extent possible after the Federal Reserve put limitations on coin deliveries to all financial institutions nationwide,” said Wells Fargo spokesman Juan Lopez, who represents the region encompassing Pasadena.As coin supplies remain low, Lopez said branches will work to accommodate customers the best they can with what they have available. The availability of coinage may vary from bank to bank and from area to area.In response to the shortage, the Federal Reserve began rationing coins in mid-June.“To ensure a fair and equitable distribution of existing coin inventory to all depository institutions, effective June 15, the Federal Reserve Banks and their coin distribution locations began to allocate available supplies of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters to depository institutions as a temporary measure,” the Federal Reserve statement said.“The temporary coin allocation methodology is based on historical order volume by coin denomination and depository institution endpoint, and current U.S. Mint production levels. Order limits are unique by coin denomination and are the same across all Federal Reserve coin distribution locations,” according to the statement. “Limits will be reviewed and potentially revised based on national receipt levels, inventories, and Mint production.”Federal Reserve officials said the agency was also working with the Mint to maximize coin production. The agency announced the formation of a task force to address the problem last week.Authorities also said local banks and businesses can help be a part of the solution.“Depository institutions also can help replenish inventories by removing barriers to consumer deposits of loose and rolled coins,” the statement said. “Although the Federal Reserve is confident that the coin inventory issues will resolve once the economy opens more broadly and the coin supply chain returns to normal circulation patterns, we recognize that these measures alone will not be enough to resolve near?term issues.”As part of the ongoing effort to mitigate problems related to the coin shortage, the Federal Reserve planned to implement updates to its FedCash Services, effective Monday, to coincide with the managed allocation of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters, the agency announced last week.The coin shortage has hit hard at the Clean Bubbles Laundromat in South Pasadena, according to company representatives.The change machines have been constantly running low, as non-customers, including other small business owners, have been emptying them out to make change, Clean Bubbles Laundromat said in an email.“We have asked our attendant to politely tell non-customers that they cannot take change and that has led to some people being very mean and aggressive towards the attendants,” according to the email.Large signs stating machines are for customer use only have also been put up, the company said. But non-customers continue trying to empty out the laundromat’s change machines while attendants are switching shifts. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Ocwen Files New Fraud Claims Against FIS

first_img About Author: Radhika Ojha February 11, 2019 3,301 Views Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: California Department of Business Oversight Fidelity National FIS loans mortgage Ocwen The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicing Share Save Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago California Department of Business Oversight Fidelity National FIS loans mortgage Ocwen 2019-02-11 Radhika Ojha The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Ocwen Files New Fraud Claims Against FIS Ocwen Files New Fraud Claims Against FIS Subscribe Previous: Making the Foreclosure Process More Efficient Next: The Most Unaffordable Housing Market Is … The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago In 2017, Ocwen Financial Corporation had filed a lawsuit in the California Superior Court alleging that Fidelity Information Services LLC  (FIS) had inflated its monthly rate and charged Ocwen for a variety of expenses while serving as its monitor for a 2015 mortgage servicing settlement case for the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO).Now, the servicer has filed an amended complaint that includes new fraud claims and also adds Fidelity National Information Services Inc, the parent company of FIS, as a defendant to the lawsuit after FIS produced documents showing that Fidelity National not only knew about the fraud but facilitated it in order to “boost” revenue. In this 59-page amended complaint, Ocwen said that Fidelity National benefitted from the additional revenue that FIS procured by fraud through its ownership of FIS.”Since Ocwen’s original filing in May 2017, discovery, in this case, has established that Fidelity Information Services’ (FIS) misconduct was much worse and more pervasive than Ocwen ever imagined.  Our amended complaint adds new fraud claims and names FIS’s parent company, publicly-traded Fidelity National Information Services (Fidelity National), as a defendant,” John Lovallo, Ocwen’s spokesperson told DS News. “Fidelity National not only knew about the fraud, but facilitated it to increase their financial performance. Ocwen will continue to vigorously pursue all remedies stemming from FIS’s fraudulent and abusive billing scheme to hold FIS and Fidelity National fully accountable for their actions.”According to the new complaint that was filed by Ocwen with the California Superior Court recently, though FIS had told the DBO that it would review 50,000 loan files over a two-year engagement, it utilized the $44.8 million charged for the audit in 11 months while reviewing less than 50,000 loan files and then asking for an additional sum to re-work on those files.Giving further proof to its original complaint of inflated billing by citing internal FIS documents, the new complaint alleged that “FIS did not have any of the staff, technology, or state/fed resources as represented to the DBO.” The complaint, citing an FIS executive, states that when FIS made these statements and were awarded the project, the company did not have any of these things in place.Additionally, the FIS executive allegedly said that the company had no checklists. “There were instead a limited number of generic . . . items . . . and no research materials or resources that were state-specific at all for California.”  And, “No technology tool existed for mortgage loan servicing review and examinations,” Ocwen said in its fresh complaint.The original lawsuit had claimed that whenever Ocwen questioned the legitimacy of FIS’ invoices or “confronted the company about their increasing enormity, FIS reiterated its misrepresentations that the hours and expenses reflected on the invoices were legitimately worked and incurred.”However, the new complaint cites that FIS fraudulently billed Ocwen for extensive re-work resulting in “massive work and time charges that had zero value.” The complaint, which cites written admissions by FIS senior managers says that FIS hid both the original faulty work and the subsequent re-work and charged Ocwen for both.The complaint documents admissions from FIS executives that the company lied to the DBO about its “purported Ocwen findings and its billing practices.Click here to read more about this case.  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

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Justice Prathiba Singh Recuses From Hearing Plea Against WhatsApp’s New Privacy Policy

first_imgTop StoriesJustice Prathiba Singh Recuses From Hearing Plea Against WhatsApp’s New Privacy Policy Shreya Agarwal14 Jan 2021 11:23 PMShare This – xThe Single Judge bench of Justice Prathiba Singh today refused herself from hearing a petition challenging WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, taking strong objection to an email which was sent to the court master in this regard. While ASG Chetan Sharma stated that there was no better bench to hear the case, Sr. Adv. Mukul Rohatgi appearing for WhatsApp asked for the matter to be listed before…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Single Judge bench of Justice Prathiba Singh today refused herself from hearing a petition challenging WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, taking strong objection to an email which was sent to the court master in this regard. While ASG Chetan Sharma stated that there was no better bench to hear the case, Sr. Adv. Mukul Rohatgi appearing for WhatsApp asked for the matter to be listed before a Single Judge Bench.Directing for the case to be treated as a PIL, Justice Singh asked for it to be listed before a different bench for hearing on Monday.The petition has been filed by Advocate Chaitanya Rohilla, stating that the updated Policy gives the Company virtually a 360-degree profile into a person’s online activity.”This level of insight into a person’s private and personal activities is done without any government oversight at present or regulatory supervision. Moreover, in the absence of a data protection authority, it leaves the users with a company’s own assurances and privacy policies,” the plea states.Thus, he has urged the High Court to issue an injunction order, restraining Whatsapp from enforcing the updated privacy policy, with immediate effect. He has also sought guidelines/ directions to ensure that any change in Privacy Policy by Whatsapp is carried out strictly in accordance with the Fundamental Rights.Inter alia, he has sought a direction upon the Central Government to exercise of its powers under Section 79 (2) (c) read with Section 87 (2) (zg) of the Information Technology Act and ensure that Whatsapp does not share any data of its users with any third party or Facebook and its companies for any purpose whatsoever.Whatsapp updated its privacy policy on January 4, 2021 and made it compulsory for its users to accept its terms and conditions, failing which the accounts and services would be terminated after February 8, 2021 for the respective user.Affects right to PrivacyThe Petitioner has, at the outset, stated that updated Privacy Policy directly attacks the fundamental Right of Privacy, guaranteed under Part-III of the Constitution of India, an recognized by the Supreme Court in Justice KS Puttaswamy & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors.In this regard, it is pointed out that the new policy takes away the choice users had until now to not share their data with other Facebook-owned and third-party apps. The Petitioner submitted,”if WhatsApp is stating that it is now going to use the users data and share it with the largest social network in the world [Facebook], which is embedded on every second website and collect data from there as well, the integration of this data will essentially mean that the user is perpetually under the surveillance of the Facebook group of companies.”The plea adds,”the sharing of users’ data by WhatsApp to third parties and Facebook is in itself illegal because WhatsApp can only use the information for purposes that are reasonably linked to the purpose for which the information was given. A user who has signed up to WhatsApp because they want to communicate. Users’ provide their data to WhatsApp for this, whereas WhatsApp is using this data and sharing it with third-part services and Facebook to run their own businesses. It emphatically implies that the purpose that WhatsApp is using the information for is not reasonably connected to the purpose for which the user is giving that information to WhatsApp.”Further, by mandating its users to accept the Policy within a stipulated timeline, WhatsApp has put a damocles sword upon its users, compelling them to share their data to them and ultimately other companies.Obligations under International LawThe Petitioner has pointed out that India, being a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), is obligated to implement essential data protection regime, in both the public and private sectors. In the words of the General Committee of the Covenant:”Effective measures have to be taken by States to ensure that information concerning a persons’ private life does not reach the hands of persons who are not authorized by law to receive, process and use it, and is never used for purposes incompatible with the Covenant. In order to have the most effective protection of his private life, every individual should have the right to ascertain in an intelligible form, whether, and if so, what personal data is stored in automatic data files, and for what purposes.”Similar obligation also arises from a close reading of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948.Updated Privacy Policy not applicable in EuropeThe Petitioner has pointed out that the updated Privacy Policy introduced by WhatsApp is not applicable in the European Region, owing to the data protection law (GDPR) in place there. However, the company is trying to arbitrarily and in most monopolistic way enforce the policy in India, as they see vulnerability in the absence of any comprehensive law in this subject.WhatsApp is discharging a Public Function despite being a private entity.On the point of maintainability, the Petitioner has submitted that WhatsApp is amenable to writ jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution, even though it is a private entity, because as it is discharging a ‘Public Function’. [Andi Mukta Sadguru Shree Muktajee Vandas Swami Suvarna Jayanti Mahotsav Smarak Trust v. V.R. Rudani, (1989) 2 SCC 691]The plea states,”Whatsapp has become an important mode of communication amongst the citizens of India and is also being used to aide multiple Governmental functions as well. So much so that even the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, vide Order dated 10.07.2020 in Suo Moto Writ Petition (C) No. 3/2020 in ‘Re: Cognizance For Extension of Limitation’ had allowed the service of summons via electronic mode including WhatsApp. This substantiates to the fact that WhatsApp is discharging a despite being a private entity.”It adds,”In the prevalent Covid-19 pandemic times, Confidential proceedings such as that of the mediations is being conducted by WhatsApp.”Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Traffic stop takes police through Vestal, Endicott

first_img(WBNG) — Police say an individual has been taken into custody after an attempted traffic stop that occurred Friday morning. The Endicott Police Department, Broome County Sheriff’s Office and State Police assisted. Police say they tried to stop the person, but they drove away from the officers. Officials say while the individual was driving away, they hit another vehicle by Vestal Road and Oak Street. According to authorities, the person in question did not have a drivers license and charges on the individual are pending. There were no injuries reported. Vestal Police tells 12 News the incident began as an attempted traffic stop for speeding on Vestal Road. The department says the person left their vehicle at the Delaware Avenue apartments and ran on foot. The individual was found in the Gault-BMW and taken into custody.last_img read more

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Post your FREE Garage Sale ads for this weekend here!

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