Cordray Under Fire

Posted On May 31 2021 by

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News  Print This Post Richard Cordray is taking heat once again due to rumors circulating that he intends to run for Governor of Ohio when his tenure as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ends.The Republican Governors Association (RGA) has submitted a second request for information regarding Cordray’s actions via the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. 522, to Raynell Lazier in order to find out if Cordray violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits government employees from running for office while still employed in their charge.The letter cites two separate instances as grounds for obtaining the requested information: a report by WXVU saying Cordray had a phone call with the chairman of the Hamilton County Democratic Party; and a report by the Cleveland Plain Dealer announcing upcoming gubernatorial debates in September. Apparently, the RGA questions whether or not Cordray discussed participating in those debates.The RGA requested a slew of information, including logs of Cordray’s cell phone and office phone from June 1, 2017 to present, as well as a copy of the director’s schedule from June to present. The letter notes that although the CFPB posts Cordray’s schedule online for transparency purposes, the director’s office has yet to post June or July’s schedule, which makes the RGA question the actual transparency of the office.In addition, the request lists 10 people who could have corresponded with Cordray via his @consumerfinance.gov email: Tim Burke, Erie Meyer, Zach West, Kirsten Alvanitakis, Nelson Devezin, Rachel Rossi, Josh Thurston, Megan Joyce, Greg Beswick, Bridget Doherty, and Neil Patel. They also would like copies of any emails that reference the terms, “cordrayforohio.com,” “Cordray Committee,” or Gubanatorial Debate or Governor’s Debate or Ohio Debate.”RGA Communications Director Jon Thompson had strong words for Director Cordray in an official statement: “Ohioans deserve to know whether Richard Cordray is using his Consumer Financial Protection Bureau office for political gain at the expense of taxpayers,” he said. “If these new revelations are correct, and Cordray did discuss potential gubernatorial debates with Ohio Democrats, he should admit truthfully what he discussed, if he is engaged in prohibited political activity, and why he is so focused on not doing his job.” Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Joey Pizzolato Tagged with: CFPB RGA Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] Previous: Homework Pays Off Next: Mortgage Delinquency Milestone Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Cordray Under Fire Related Articles CFPB RGA 2017-08-16 Joey Pizzolato The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Cordray Under Fire The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago August 16, 2017 1,933 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more


Mayor’s Update 5-27-16

Posted On May 2 2021 by

first_imgDear Friends,Memorial Day Weekend is finally here. We’re looking at a warm and sunny start to the weekend, and everybody’s thoughts will start to turn to summer fun. We “unlocked” the ocean this afternoon, so let the season begin.Please bear in mind that construction projects continue on roads leading to Ocean City, including at the Atlantic City Expressway interchange with the southbound Garden State Parkway and at the parkway bridge over Great Egg Harbor Bay. Detours will be in effect on back roads like Route 50 in Tuckahoe and Somers Point-Mays Landing Road (Rt. 559).I ask everybody to be patient in their travels and to respect crosswalk and other laws as more drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians begin to share the roads in Ocean City with the coming season.Members of the city team met with the South Jersey Gas Company officials this week, and I gave them the go-ahead to begin replacing gas mains from the area of Eighth Street and Ninth Street and Atlantic Avenue to the boardwalk. Work will begin after the holiday weekend and last until mid-June. This work will help the city get a quick start in the fall on a project to replace the boardwalk between Eighth Street and 10th Street – including the stretch in front of the Ocean City Music Pier.The spring weather delayed other road projects in Ocean City, but work is expected to be complete by mid-June after taking a break for the holiday weekend.The fourth annual Memorial Beach Challenge is on schedule with races beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. If you’ve never had a chance to watch the event, it’s worth a look – with participants navigating a grueling obstacle course on the beach and others racing on paddleboards in the ocean. It’s all for a great cause to raise money for service members, veterans and their families.Finally, I urge you all to take time from your busy weekend to attend our annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at Veterans Memorial Park (500 block of  Wesley Avenue). The event is always well-attended as the community recognizes the sacrifices made by the men and women of our military.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorCheck on the latest project updates and sign up for email alerts.last_img read more


Business found with broken window, man charged in Johnson City

Posted On Dec 8 2020 by

first_imgThey say items from another business that was broken into were also found with Canfield. The name of that business was not released. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Authorities in Johnson City say officers made a felony arrest early Sunday morning. The Johnson City Police Department says 19-year-old Jason C. Canfield of Johnson City was charged with burglary in the 3rd degree, a class D felony. He was also charged with criminal mischief in the 4th degree, a misdemeanor, they say. The police department says he was taken to Central Arraignment and remanded to the Broome County Jail. Police say officers found a window broken into when they arrived to the scene and they noticed a person running across the hallway from inside the business.center_img Authorities say a K9 unit discovered Canfield hiding in the basement of the business with stolen items. The police department says officers responded to a burglar alarm at a business on Harry L Drive around 1 a.m. The name of the business was not released. The Broome County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police assisted with the investigation.last_img read more


Legal Action Underway To Fight Local Utility Project

Posted On Aug 4 2020 by

first_imgBy Jay CookAfter months of committee meetings, sit-downs with state officials and behind- closed-doors conversations, three local municipalities have taken the next step in opposition to a controversial Monmouth County utility project.As of Oct. 1, the townships of Middletown, Hazlet and Holmdel have formed the “Municipal Consortium,” the name given to the towns pledging legal action against a Jersey Central Power & Light Company (JCP&L) proposal in the area, the Monmouth County Reliability Project (MCRP).Brought on to fight JCP&L in the legal spectrum are two firms: Bevan, Mosca & Guiditta, P.C. of Basking Ridge; and Maser Consulting P.A., which has a headquarters on Newman Springs Road in Middletown.“We wanted a firm that had experience and knowledge of transmission lines, an engineering firm that understood that, had done some work certainly in other parts of the country and in the region here,” Middletown Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger said Tuesday evening.A member of the former firm, Murray E. Bevan, Esq., has a body of relevant work that appealed to the consortium.“Murray Bevan has experience, and I believe he actually worked for BPU previously, and has gone through similar cases in New Jersey prior,” Hazlet mayor Scott Aagre said Tuesday afternoon.Scharfenberger also said that Maser Consulting P.A. and Middletown are familiar with one another as the two entities have worked together on Middletown’s geographic information systems.The MCRP is a 10-mile-long, 230-kV transmission line that, if approved, would follow right along with the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line commuter line right-of-way from Aberdeen to Red Bank. It would also cut straight through Hazlet, Holmdel and Middletown as it currently is designed.When initially announced, the MCRP was slated to cost $75 million, but when the utility filed its petition to the Board of Public Utilities on Aug. 9, that price tag rose to $111 million.Utility spokesman Ron Morano said the project is currently pending before the Board of Public Utilities and the Office of Administrative Law. “The company will be responding to questions and comments about the case as part of that formal proceeding,” he said on Tuesday.The MCRP is also dependent on the decisions of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and NJ Transit, which would have to grant JCP&L an easement to use its right- of-way.Scharfenberger said he wanted to keep the cost of legal fees private, though he assured residents not only in Middletown, but throughout the affected areas, that the town- ships are on their side.“We feel we’re going to do it in a cost-effective way and in a significant way, that we’re going to have a very substantial case.”To date, Aberdeen and Red Bank have not formally joined the Municipal Consortium.“There is a time schedule out there with applications and all, so I’m sure we’ll work out something with each of the towns,” said Aagre.Despite some early bumps in the road, Scharfenberger believes that the amount of communication between the two remaining municipalities will prevail in the end.“We’re working with the others, and we’ve been working all along,” he said. “We have a great relationship with each other, and that makes it a little bit easier.”While the strategy of their argument against the project also will remain behind closed doors for the time being, Scharfenberger wanted to ensure residents that there is a plan.“We discussed it amongst ourselves, and we thought this was the best way to do it,” he said. “We are going to be very specific in how we’re going to challenge it; we’re not just going to throw everything against the wall and hope that it sticks.”last_img read more


QPR’s Smithies offer ‘is a good deal’

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgHuddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle has told BBC Radio Leeds he believes his club have struck “a good deal” with QPR for Alex Smithies.The 25-year-old goalkeeper underwent a medical on Tuesday and could complete a move to Loftus Road in the next 48 hours.“We negotiated hard to get an offer close to £2m,” said Hoyle.“We think that for a goalkeeper who we have never had a bid for in the past, and who is one of our top earners, it is a good deal.“If Alex’s deal goes through, we need to make sure that we use the money to make us a better team.”Smithies made his Huddersfield debut aged 17 and has made a total of 274 appearances for the Yorkshire side.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


Why ‘weird’ JaVale McGee signed with Lakers, and the secrets he’ll spill to his new teammates

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device JaVale McGee appeared to enjoy playing with the Warriors. He says he didn’t think twice about bolting to the Lakers.“Going back to Oakland was a great opportunity,” McGee said to ESPN’s Sam Alipour recently, “but coming here with LeBron (James) and knowing how that’s going to set the city on fire, a city I already live in, I definitely wanted to be part of that. I signed like an hour after LeBron.”Not even the most …last_img read more


ICC officially rules out Eden Garden as World Cup matches venue

Posted On Nov 28 2019 by

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) has formally conveyed to the BCCI about its inability to hold the India vs England World Cup match at the Eden Gardens on February 27.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) issued a release of ICC conveying its inability to hold the match at Eden Gardens on February 27.The Cricket Board said it has recommended Bangalore as the alternate venue for the match.”The ICC has conveyed to the BCCI that it will not be able to hold the India Vs England match of the ICC CWC 2011 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on 27 February 2011.”The BCCI has recommended Bengaluru as the alternate venue,” BCCI Secretary & President-Elect N Srinivasan said in the release.The hectic political lobbying that was on for the past 48 hours since it was announced that Eden’s marquee match will be shifted went in vain with the BCCI announcing ICC’s verdict.The last ditch effort by West Bengal Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee didn’t yield any results. Since morning, there were rumours in the CAB corridors that ICC might just consider the plea to extend the deadline of completion of work till February 7.Even former BCCI president and Cricket Association of Bengal supremo Jagmohan Dalmiya who had a telephonic conversation with ICC president Sharad Pawar expressed a glimmer of hope as he was assured that ICC would send an e-mail intimating them about the list of dos.”I have spoken to Pawar, N Srinivasan, Arun Jaitley, Ratnakar Shetty not less than five to six times.”Pawar is updating me about his whereabouts and in the afternoon — around 2.30pm — said the letter would come in half an hour. But we are yet to receive anything,” an upset Dalmiya told reporters before he received the killer blow in the form of a final rejection from the ICC. said.It’s been a terrible setback for CAB that even someone as important as Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s intervention couldn’t tilt the scales in CAB’s favour.So devastated was Dalmiya after hearing the news that he confined himself in his chamber at the DR B.C.Roy Club House at Eden Gardens and refused to come out.”I have lot of things to sort out and I can’t talk to the media today,” he literally ran for cover as the waiting mediapersons hounded him.The joint secretary of the state association Biswarup Dey conceded that it’s all over for Eden Gardens as of now.”We all thought that we have got a lifeline but now it seems that all hopes of having the match are over. I am speechless. If the best efforts from chief minister aren’t enough, what can we say? But I would definitely raise this question at the BCCI meeting that how Bangalore can get two matches when it was decided all centres will get a match each,” was his feeble argument.advertisementEden Gardens can still host other matches if it is ready: ICCThe ICC on Sunday rejected BCCI’s appeal to reconsider its decision to take away India-England cricket World Cup match from Kolkata but its president Sharad Pawar said the Eden Gardens can host the other three ties if it is ready on time.”The first match may not take place there but the rest of the three matches could have a chance if the requirements are fulfilled,” Pawar told reporters in New Delhi.”We have written to BCCI regarding this. I spoke to BCCI president Shashank Manohar to get the stadium ready so that other matches are staged there,” he added.The historic 100,000 capacity stadium lost the right to host the crucial February 27 India-England tie after failing to meet the completion deadline for renovation work.The BCCI at the behest of the Cricket Association of Bengal appealed to the ICC to extend the completion deadline for the tie to February 7.Even West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee tried his bit and asked two of his ministers to get in touch with former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly and put in all possible efforts to bring the match back to the city.But Pawar on Sunday said he tried his best but his efforts ended in smoke.”I personally tried intervening after the Chief Minister of West Bengal requested me to do so. But when the ICC team arrived there, the ground was not ready,” he said.CAB president Jagmohan Dalmiya had also called on Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and even personally spoke to Pawar regarding the issue but all efforts went in vain with ICC rejecting the plea on Sunday.Earlier in the day, Dalmiya had said that he was waiting for a letter from the ICC specifying the reasons why Eden Gardens was dropped.”It’s no hidden treasure. But by seeing this at least we will have the satisfaction why we were not given an opportunity … This is just a reasonable request,” Dalmiya had said.”We want to know what the ICC’s expectation, concerns etc are. What is our fault…? We all are peeved, but with all humbleness we are making a polite request. We are not here to create an acrimony.”Asked about Dalmiya’s outburst, Pawar did not respond.The India-England clash was to be the only match featuring the co-hosts at the venue and the other scheduled clashes mostly feature minnows.South Africa-Ireland (March 15), Netherlands-Ireland (March 18) and Zimbabwe-Kenya (March 20) are the other games scheduled at the venue advertisementlast_img read more


WATCH: Roger Who? Without ID, Federer can’t get past Australian Open security

Posted On Nov 27 2019 by

first_imgEven @rogerfederer needs his accreditation 😂#AusOpen (via @Eurosport_UK) pic.twitter.com/oZETUaygSE— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 19, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMELBOURNE, Australia — Maybe Roger Federer isn’t as famous as we thought.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Rules are rules, after all.So what if Federer is a six-time champion at Melbourne Park … the owner of 20 Grand Slam titles in all … a man who’s spent more weeks ranked No. 1 than any other … and one of the most recognizable athletes on the planet?A video showing Federer stopped by a security guard in a hallway outside a locker room at the Grand Slam tournament made the rounds on Twitter on Saturday, drawing a mix of amazement and amusement.In the clip, the guard is seen indicating to Federer that he was missing his Australian Open accreditation pass. Players, coaches, officials, members of the media and others are given lanyards with badges that have a name, a photo, tournament role and a bar code that can be scanned at security checkpoints.Federer didn’t argue. He stood patiently, waiting until he was joined by members of his entourage. That’s when he was allowed to proceed and go through the door.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion D’Angelo Russell explodes for 40 as Nets come back to beat Magic LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 MOST READ Saturday was a practice day for Federer at Melbourne Park.He is scheduled to face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the fourth round on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Turns out that even he must carry his tournament ID to get where he’s try to go at the Australian Open. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more


2 days agoLeicester boss Rodgers admits Toure has management plans

Posted On Oct 28 2019 by

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester boss Rodgers admits Toure has management plansby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Brendan Rodgers admits they could eventually lose assistant coach Kolo Toure.Toure’s ambition is not limited to City, says Rodgers.The Ivorian has already had a spell as the assistant manager of his home nation.“One day, he has mentioned he would love to take an African team to a World Cup and win it,” Rodgers said.“In his home country, he’s a superstar. Wherever he goes he’s a superstar, Kolo, everybody loves him. He’s got a lot to offer.” last_img read more


Suncor Energy buys minority stake in product distributor owned by James Bay

Posted On Oct 13 2019 by

first_imgVAL-D’OR, Que. – PetroNor, a petroleum products distributor operating in northwest Quebec, has a new equity partner — Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU).Financial terms of the arrangement weren’t disclosed but the companies said the Calgary-based oil and gas company would have a 41 per cent stake in PetroNor, which is owned and operated by the James Bay Crees.Suncor will also continue to supply PetroNor with fuel and distillate from the Suncor Montreal refinery.PetroNor distributes petroleum products across the James Bay and Abitibi-Temiscamingue regions of Quebec.PetroNor president Ted Moses says the business relationship with the James Bay Crees “demonstrates a shared belief in the long-term growth opportunities for PetroNor and the northwestern regions of Quebec.”Kris Smith, a Suncor executive vice-president, said the agreement builds on a 14-year relationship that the Calgary-based company has had with PetroNor and “we’re looking forward to working together to grow this business.”last_img read more