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first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Consumer Financial Protection Initiative November 12, 2015center_img Economy,  Efficiency,  Government That Works,  Press Release,  Results,  Seniors Harrisburg, PA – Today, at the opening of the Ann B. Barshinger Financial Empowerment Center, Governor Wolf announced a consumer financial protection initiative.“Today, I am announcing the administration’s Consumer Financial Protection Initiative in order to educate the public about financial protection and best practices in a concise, efficient way,” said Governor Wolf.Secretary Robin Wiessmann began consolidating roles and breaking down institutional silos within the Department of Banking and Securities, looked at new ways to get things done, and developed new and more effective ways to meet consumer needs for financial education.During this process, Brian LaForme who is the director of the Department of Banking and Securities outreach program, took office and staff from within the department, consolidated and integrated their work into a new “Financial Services for Consumers and Business” division.The initiative, which is part of Governor Wolf’s “Government that Works” tour, has four goals.The first goal is to help protect consumers from illegal, “easy money” types of lending from out-of-state companies. These predatory loans, which are heavily advertised on the Internet, might seem appealing during the cash crunch of the holidays, but they can create huge financial hangovers for the borrower in the new year.Working cooperatively with PennDOT, the Department of Banking and Securities will shortly begin sharing information from trusted sources with consumers who are at risk of losing their cars to companies offering “easy money” loans using car titles as collateral.Secondly, this initiative will help health care and legal professionals identify signs of elder financial abuse and prevent this crime. As our commonwealth population grows older, more of our senior citizens are at risk of having their hard-earned retirement savings stolen.Working with the Investor Protection Trust and the Department of Aging, the Department of Banking and Securities will be stepping up efforts to reach the professional communities our seniors most depend upon with information and resources to help them better cope with this threat to our community of senior citizens.The third goal is working to find new ways to help working adults save for their retirements. Not enough people in this country currently facing retirement have saved enough money to have the kind of retirement they want.The Department of Banking and Securities is working on creating awareness of existing tools that working adults can use to create the kind of nest eggs they need. The department is also looking for and studying new approaches for consumers to ensure their financial futures in retirement.Finally, this initiative works to establish a state government interagency financial education exchange for consumers. More than a dozen Pennsylvania state agencies offer some form of financial education and consumer outreach. Until now, these agencies have not shared information with each other about what services they offer consumers or even what information they share with consumers.This exchange will help ensure that state agencies work in a coordinated fashion. For instance, if you call the Banking Department on an issue actually related to, say, insurance or unemployment compensation or taxes, you will actually get referred to the right agency that can answer your question. This exchange will help ensure that state agencies will not distribute potentially conflicting information with consumers.This exchange is working to create a portal of information from trusted sources — a “one-stop shop” for help on financial services and products.Earlier this year on the “Government that Works” tour, Governor Wolf gave remarks at the opening of Hulton Bridge, signed an executive order designed to correct the course of the Commonwealth with respect to state contracting opportunities for small diverse businesses, announced a plan to enhance the health insurance coverage available to all Pennsylvania children enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and instituted online voter registration.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

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first_img The former Ghana assistant coach managed only one win in four games he was in charge in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers and the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifications, he lost twice and drew the other. The 63-year-old had his first spell as coach of Sierra Leone from 2015 to 2017. Read Also:AFCON Qualifier: Sierra Leone coach releases 43-Man list for Eagles The former Liberty Professionals gaffer has also handled the Ghana U17 and U23 national teams and acted as a stop gap coach of the Black Stars in 2008. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Sellas Tetteh has left his post as head coach of the Sierra Leone national team with immediate effect. Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Apocalyptic Scenarios That Could Happen Today7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Most Clever Uses Of CGI In Cinema The Ghanaian trainer according to Ghanasoccernet.com tendered in his resignation to the Sierra Leone Football Association President on Thursday and it has been accepted by the Executive Committee. The former Rwanda boss cited personal reasons as to why he is quitting the job. Tetteh, who guided Ghana to win the 2009 FIFA U20 World Cup in Egypt joined the Leone Stars for a second stint in August 2019.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

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first_imgIT’S a method of extracting gas which could be coming to the south of County Donegal if one company gets it way.But last night in the United States the Environmental Protection Agency issued a damning report on fracking in one state, saying it led to water pollution.The draft finding could have significant implications while states try to determine how to regulate the process, said USA Today. Environmentalists said the report was a significant development but it was criticised – not surprisingly – by the oil and gas industry.The practice is called hydraulic fracturing and involves pumping pressurized water, sand and chemicals underground to open fissures and improve the flow of oil or gas to the surface.The EPA’s found that compounds likely associated with fracking chemicals had been detected in the groundwater beneath Pavillion, a small community in central Wyoming where residents say their well water reeks of chemicals. Health officials last year advised them not to drink their water after the EPA found low levels of hydrocarbons in their wells.A FULL REPORT IS HERE ON THE USA TODAY WEBSITE: http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/energy/environment/story/2011-12-08/epa-fracking-pollution/51745004/1 BREAKING NEWS: AMERICAN AGENCY BLAMES FRACKING FOR POLLUTION was last modified: December 9th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfrackinglast_img read more

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