Deadlines near for NCUA bank notes, AML comments

first_imgComments on investing in bank notes and new anti-money laundering (AML) requirements for investment advisers are due in the month of November.A U.S. Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) proposal would require certain investment advisers to establish minimum standards for AML programs and to report suspicious activity to FinCEN pursuant to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).It would cover investment advisers that are registered or required to be registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).FinCEN is also proposing to include investment advisers in the general definition of “financial institution” in rules implementing the BSA, which would subject investment advisers to the BSA requirements generally applicable to financial institutions.The proposal would also delegate FinCEN authority to examine investment advisers for compliance with these requirements to the SEC. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Hempstead Man Charged With Attempted Murder

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 23-year-old suspect has been arrested for allegedly shooting a man in the chest during a robbery in the alleged gunman’s hometown of Hempstead four weeks ago, Nassau County police said.Hempstead village police officers Thursday arrested Bennie Kinard on charges of second-degree attempted murder, robbery, criminal use of a firearm and criminal possession of a weapon.Police said the suspect forced the 25-year-old victim to hand over his cash and cell phone before shooting him once on Henry Street at 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3.The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he is now recovering from surgery.Kinard will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

Happy Lunar New Year, Pennsylvania! (VIDEO)

first_imgHappy Lunar New Year, Pennsylvania! (VIDEO) SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Frances and I send our warmest wishes to everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year here in Pennsylvania and around the world. This celebration is a reminder of what makes Pennsylvania great: our diversity of religions, cultures, and people.So as we celebrate the year of the Rooster, may we all continue to do our part to make Pennsylvania a welcoming place for all.I am wishing all Pennsylvanians health, prosperity, and good fortune.Happy New Year! The Blog,  Videos January 28, 2017center_img Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Governor Tom Wolf   SHARE  TWEETlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Takes Executive Action to Curb Overprescribing of Opioids in Workers’ Compensation

first_img April 26, 2018 Governor Wolf Takes Executive Action to Curb Overprescribing of Opioids in Workers’ Compensation Press Release,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced his plan to take executive action to continue addressing the opioid crisis and the potential for misuse and abuse of prescription opioids within the Workers’ Compensation system.“Pennsylvania’s injured workers must have access to reliable, safe, and effective prescription drugs that assist their recovery and ability to re-enter the workforce, while keeping in mind the need to safely and appropriately prescribe all medications, including and especially opioids,” said Governor Wolf. “My administration is taking these steps to limit overprescribing of opioids to injured workers, limit expensive opioid-based medications, and combat the potential for opioid abuse without rationing health care for millions of workers who could be injured on the job or severely limiting treatment options for workers and their doctors beyond opioids. My priority will always be to ensure injured workers, including our police, firefighters and laborers, have access to quality health care.”Learn more about Governor Wolf’s action plan to combat the opioid epidemic and use the administration’s guide to learn how to treat and prevent opioid addiction.The administration will take additional steps to address opioid prescriptions in worker’s compensation including:Limiting Overprescribing of Prescription Opioids in the Workers’ Compensation SystemCreating Prescription Guidelines for Opioids in Workers’ Compensation: The departments of Health, Drug & Alcohol Programs, and Labor & Industry will work with physicians, nurses, employers, employees, and experts to establish a workgroup of the Safe and Effective Prescribing Task Force to create prescribing guidelines for workers’ compensation. The guidelines will be presented to the appropriate boards under the Department of State for adoption. This builds on the administration’s effort to establish ten sets of prescribing guidelines to combat the opioid crisis.Training for Workers’ Compensation Judges and Providers: Provider education is a critical component to address Pennsylvania’s opioid crisis. Labor & Industry will collaborate with the departments of Health, Human Services, and Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, as well as Utilization Review Organizations (UROs) to provide additional awareness training to workers’ compensation judges and providers regarding opioids, including information on the recognition and dangers of overprescribing opioids. When providers have the necessary information on the utilization of opioids and alternatives to opioid use, they are better prepared to navigate various treatment options that align with an injured workers’ path to wellness. In addition to providers, workers’ compensation judges serve a key role in the utilization review and appeal processes – understanding the use of and alternatives to opioids can assist judges in ruling on appeals.Call for Legislative Action on Statewide Prescribing Guidelines and Limiting Opioid Prescriptions to Seven Days: The administration supports legislative action on Senate Bill 655, calling for regulatory action for statewide prescribing guidelines, which could be amended to include Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensations system, and Senate Bill 472 which would limit opioid prescriptions to no more than seven days except for patients with chronic or unique pain scenarios. Both bills are sponsored by Senator Gene Yaw and would have tangible impacts on opioid prescription reductions and limiting opioid abuse without unnecessarily interfering with the doctor/patient relationship. Senate Bill 472 passed the Senate last year but has stalled in the House since October 2017. Governor Wolf has long said he would sign SB 472.Utilization Reviews to Identify Overprescribing of Opioids: In addition to calling for prescribing guidelines that impact the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation system, Labor & Industry will address potential over-prescription of opioids in workers’ compensation by calling for a review on all opioid prescriptions within the State Workers’ Insurance Fund. The department will work to ensure that this does not delay access to treatment for injured workers in Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation system who often face serious injury or illness.Limiting Overly-Expensive Opioid TreatmentsCurbing Costly Topical Opioid Compound Prescriptions: The Workers’ compensation system is experiencing an increase in the use of compounded drugs, specifically topical opioid formulas, which are of unknown safety and efficacy. The workers’ compensation system and its payers should not pay staggeringly high costs and have lingering questions about the appropriateness of opioid compounds. Using its regulatory authority, Labor & Industry will propose regulations for opioid and non-opioid compound prescriptions by requiring them to be billed at the ingredient level. Regulating the price of opioid compounds will result in cost savings for Pennsylvania. The department will also review the scientific efficacy of compound prescriptions across the board.On top of planned executive actions, the administration will continue its existing interventions to address opioid abuse and misuse in workers’ compensation including:Monitoring Opioid Prescriptions in Workers’ Compensation with PDMP: A result of the interagency coordination of the disaster declaration, the workers’ compensations system now has access to the Pennsylvania Department of Health Prescription Drug Monitoring Program database. This change provides the department the ability to see all workers’ compensation coded opioid prescriptions furnished by providers and filled by pharmacies.Identifying Over-Prescribing: The Department of Labor & Industry is pursuing efforts to identify medical fee review applications that may indicate overprescribing of opioids and to report those providers to the Department of State for investigation. The fee review process is a remedy for health care providers who dispute the timeliness or amount of payment received for medical services provided to injured workers.Promoting Certified Safety Committees: Existing Workers’ Compensation law provides a 5 percent premium discount for employers that participate in the PA Certified Workplace Safety Committee Program and certify compliance with the department. Each Committee member must receive annual training in four mandated topics, including substance abuse awareness. From January 2015 through December 2017, more than 77,000 individuals have been trained, including 2,650 individuals across 55 sessions, regarding substance abuse topics, including opioid addiction.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Tomlin­son picks up Cotton Bowl opener

first_imgBy J.M. HallasPAIGE, Texas (March 10) – After scoring a Friday night win at Heart o’ Texas Speedway, Eric Tomlinson concluded a successful weekend by picking up the IMCA Modified feature win Saturday at Cotton Bowl Speedway.Tomlinson, who started mid-pack, found a line on the bottom that suited his set up and methodically worked his way to the front where Rob Slott and Jeff Hoegh had been battling for the lead.Tomlinson took control a little before halfway with Hoegh, Slott, Dalton Knox and Raymond McSpadden in the top five at the midway point. As the race wound down, Tomlinson built a lead while McSpadden was able to find the bottom to his liking, moving into the top three. At the checkers it was Tomlinson with the win.Brandon Blaylock was best of the bunch in the Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods, going wire to wire for the win. Blaylock was chased throughout the 20-lapper by Mike Wagner.At the crossed flags it was Blaylock, Wagner, Jennings, Will Carter and Johnny Torres edging out Trevor Egbert for fifth.Charles Cosper caught a couple breaks on his way to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win. At the start of the 20-lap main Cosper, who got shuffled to mid-pack, was able to dodge a six-car melee that sidelined several cars.It was three-wide for second before a mid-race caution that saw G.W. Egbert retire with mechanical issues after being involved in the lap 1 crash. Cosper took advantage of track position on the restart to get by Nic Priem for the lead on lap 11. From there Cosper motored to half straight margin at the finish.The season opener was the first Cotton Bowl event under the direction of MAN Racing. Mary Ann Naumann, a former racer herself and husband H.E. Naumann, another racer, have adequate experience in the racing field.last_img read more

Kennard takes home honor after strong performance

first_imgUSC senior defensive end Devon Kennard was named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week on Monday for his outstanding play in the team’s 30-13 victory over Hawai’i to open the 2013 season.In a game that the Trojan defense dominated, Kennard recorded three tackles, including two tackles for loss and one sack, two pass breakups and one quarterback hurry.The Lott IMPACT Trophy is awarded to a defensive college player at the end of the year to the player who displays the best personal character and athletic performance.Before the season began, Kennard was named to the Lott Trophy Award watch list.Kennard is a fifth-year senior who was sidelined all of last season because of a torn pectoral muscle injury.The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Kennard started his career at USC as a defensive end but was moved to outside linebacker at the end of his freshman year. In his sophomore season, he was shifted again to middle linebacker, then moved back to defensive end his junior year.Now, Kennard plays in a sort of defensive end/outside linebacker hybrid spot that better suits his skill set.Kennard was voted to be one of the team captains for this season along with Hayes Pullard, Marcus Martin and Marqise Lee.The Lott IMPACT Trophy was named in honor of Ronnie Lott — a two time All-American who played for the USC Trojans. Lott went on to win four Super Bowl rings with the San Francisco 49ers, 10 trips to the Pro Bowl and a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.last_img read more

Irish fighters in boxing action today

first_imgLight-flyweight Brendan Irvine will be first into the ring when he faces American Nico Hernandez.Light Welterweight Dean Walsh and Middleweight Michael O’Reilly will also be in action.last_img

Nigeria Targets Knock out Stage Ticket as Eagles Play Guinea

first_imgAFCON 2019 CRACKERWith the lone goal win in the opening match against Zimbabwe on Saturday night behind them, Super Eagles of Nigeria look set to be the first country to reach the second round phase of the AFCON 2019 tournament if they secure another win this afternoon against Syli Stars of Guinea.The privilege to be the first country to reach the next stage is achievable, courtesy of early kick off of the Group B encounter which is ahead of other matches that could produce potential qualifiers later in the night. The match at the 20,000 Alexandria Stadium, no doubt is the star match of the group considering the pedigree of the two nations in continental football although the Guineans are yet to win the precious title in all their years of participation.After the 1-1 scoreline in their opening account against minnows, Madagascar, the French West African nation will have to contend with putting in their best and avoid any slip against Nigeria whom her coach Gernot Rohr had promised a good fight after a rather not too impressive performance against Burundi last Saturday.“We had some sick players coming here because of the weather when we’re training in Asaba. But I believe they will be okay and we can have fully fit team against Guinea in our next match,” stressed Rohr ahead of the cracker today.The team is also boosted by the return of Samuel Kalu who has been declared fit to play for the team after his health problem last Friday before the opening match.“Kalu had a problem on Friday when he fell sick as we are doing some drills on corner kicks. He was rushed to the hospital and fortunately, the doctors said it was a problem of dehydration and not heart problem as many speculated.“He is okay now and the morale of my players is very high and ready to move mountain against any opposition here including Guinea whom we face next,” the Franco/German tactician told journalists yesterday.However, for the opposing coach Paul Put, he has a score to settle with Super Eagles going by the previous encounter against Nigeria in the competition.While in charge of Stallions of Burkina Faso in 2013 edition of the tournament in South Africa, he was able to level score at 1-1 at group stage against Late Stephen Keshi’s side but when both sides met again in the final match of the competition, it was Sunday Uba’s lone strike that gave Nigeria her third AFCON trophy win as against his then side who were gunning for their first continental glory.A win for Super Eagles today and if Madagascar upset Burundi in the other group match tomorrow, Guinea will be in precarious situation of elimination or has to go through the banana skin of third best losers’ spot.Later tonight, Egypt and Uganda could secure their respective passage into the next stage if the host win against DR Congo and Uganda do same with the match with Zimbabwe.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Gallery: Lukaku First Training Session With Manchester United

first_imgRomelu Lukaku settled straight to work with Manchester United, as he joined the rest of the squad in Los Angeles for United’s first training session of their pre-season tour, barely an hour after his official announcement.It is the Belgian striker’s first training with his new teammates after moving to United from Everton for £75m on a five-year contract. A deal that could further rise to £90m with the option of another 12-months. RelatedLukaku Returns To Manchester United TrainingNovember 9, 2018In “England”Lukaku Scores First Manchester United Goal – VideoJuly 18, 2017In “England”Lukaku Ruled Out of Manchester United Friendly With Inter MilanJuly 19, 2019In “England”last_img read more

Vainglory’s Super Evil Megacorp and ESL announce production partnership

first_imgSuper Evil Megacorp, the developer of mobile MOBA Vainglory, and esports production group ESL announced a partnership to bring regular programming into the game’s competitive circuit. The live streamed events will begin June 24 with the start of the summer season of the regular high-tier competitive league, Vainglory8.“We’re very excited to partner with Super Evil Megacorp and work in tandem as leaders in mobile esports,” said Sean Charles, VP of Publisher and Developer Relations, ESL, in a press release. “Vainglory has inspired the mobile gaming industry by sustaining a viable esports ecosystem and we are pleased to bring mobile esports to the top with Super Evil Megacorp.”“Partnering with ESL to bring broadcasts of the Vainglory8 to more viewers across more channels only makes sense for us;”  Bo Daly, Co-Founder & President of Super Evil Megacorp, also stated in the release, “as we strive to serve our players and fans, and to keep our place as the leading mobile esport, we want to partner with top talent of esports production, and that for us is ESL.”ESL is the world’s largest esports event and production company, hosting events for the likes of Valve and formerly League of Legends. The group, owned by Turtle Entertainment, also owns an online competition platform that runs tournaments for a wide selection of games, including Vainglory, Dota 2 and mobile first-person shooter Critical Ops. SEMC and ESL UK partnered already to produce the Spring Season Championships in London, England in late May. It was held live in the city’s famous O2 arena and brought teams from around the world to compete for the season’s championship title. According to press releases by ESL and SEMC, the productions will continue into the end of the 2017. This will likely culminate with this year’s instance of the Vainglory World Championship, held previously in Hollywood’s famous TCL Chinese Theater. There are no plans thus far to continue into the 2018 season. Esports Insider Says: This felt inevitable, but it only spells good things for the mobile gaming scene. Bringing in ESL’s brand gives the game’s esports circuit a better reputation, and Vainglory’s leagues get a boost of value. Here’s hoping it amounts to solid numbers, as this could make or break mobile competition.last_img read more