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first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. PeopleOn 11 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Duncan Brown, a former partner at management consultancy Towers Perrin andauthor on reward issues, has joined the CIPD as assistant director general. Brown, who started his career as a personnel officer at Vauxhall Motors, haslong-standing ties with the CIPD as chairman of its reward forum. He will lead the institute’s research and policy unit as well as raising itsgeneral profile. “I’ll be part of the CIPD’s management team responsiblefor our professional knowledge and information activities, covering academicresearch and other knowledge development,” he says. Brown, who holds an MA from Cambridge, relishes being more central in theorganisation and helping to push the HR agenda to the forefront: “I enjoythe broad nature and variety of the role, the potential to really make adifference in HR and the opportunity to cycle to work more often,” hesays. He aims to provide CIPD members with knowledge and information to help makea demonstrable impact on people management within organisations: “We needto demonstrate to the wider public the critical nature of people management toindividual, corporate and national wellbeing and success, and thereby also toinfluence the public policy agenda.” Brown also plans to exploit the CIPD’s ‘huge potential’ and loves working inthe HR sphere. He says: “It’s complex and difficult, with no easy,universal solutions, but every day you get the chance in some way to makepeople’s experiences at work more enjoyable and fulfilling.” CV 2002 Assistant director general, CIPD 1985 Various positions with Towers Perrin 1984 Full-time MBA London Business School 1981 Personnel officer, Vauxhall Motors On the moveToby Thompson has joined Praxis – The Centre for Personal Effectiveness – asmanager of business development. Praxis, part of Cranfield School ofManagement, delivers managerial and executive open programmes, as well asdeveloping bespoke in-company management training. Previously, Thompson was amember of the corporate university global strategy team of US IT services firmEDS. Prior to that he was a Zen Buddhist monk. Preston Road New Deal for Communities has recruited Paul Bennett as itsfirst HR manager. Based in Hull, Bennett, who was previously a freelanceconsultant, is responsible for the company’s 150 employees. The group wasformed two years ago after the East Hull estate was awarded £55m in governmentaid over 10 years. The Profectus Group has appointed Jane Bell as director of training. Shejoins from the British Institute of Facilities Management. She is a regularlecturer at the College of Estate Management, and joint co-ordinator of theFacilities Management module on the MSc Intelligent Buildings course at ReadingUniversity. She is responsible for developing the company’s training programme,open to property and support services managers from both the public and privatesector, as well as existing Profectus employees. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Covid: estate agents compete to offer the safest branches

first_imgHome » News » COVID-19 news » Covid: estate agents compete to offer the safest branches previous nextCOVID-19 newsCovid: estate agents compete to offer the safest branchesPedder in South London is the latest agent to show how far agents are having to go in order to reassure staff and clients that they are safe.Nigel Lewis5th June 202001,890 Views A leading six-branch estate agency in London is claiming to be one of the ‘safest property services companies’ in its patch after expending huge efforts to comply with government Covid guidelines.Pedder, which operates in South East London, has even launched its own branded Coronavirus campaign. Called ‘Hygiene Optimised – Safely Back to Work’ it is featured both on its website and A1 boards outside its offices (pictured).“Our primary concern now will continue to be the health of our colleagues, clients, customers and our community, we have prepared for this by establishing new methods of working in line with government guidelines,” the company says.“We are not medics but we want to do all we can to keep the property market moving forward safely.”The company says that as well as requiring staff to wash their hands frequently and clean down their work stations, telephones and both branch and car door handles, half of its employees at any time are working from home to maintain social distancing at branches. Also, staff working in offices are temperature-checked and any employees who self-isolate are put through a thorough ‘return to work’ process.“We were delighted and felt privileged to open our offices on 13th May,” says Chief Executive Alex Pedder (left). “Our core team worked hard through the seven week lockdown establishing thorough policies and best practices to ensure a safe return to work for all.“As the market leader, we wanted to do our bit to ensure that business can be transacted in confidence – we were and are fully ready.”covid Alex Pedder Pedder June 5, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

OUSU plans leadership development course

first_imgOUSU has received £2000 in funding from the National Union of Students to run a programme for students with leadership potential. Run in partnership with the Ruskin Student Union, the programme will aim to aid the development of leaders in skill areas including community engagement, student representation and equality issues.OUSU Vice President for Women, Yuan-Yang told Cherwell, “The aim of the bid is to diversify student leadership; currently, only 25% of JCR Presidents are female, and Oxford University can do much better.”She added, “I’m delighted that we have a programme to increase the political skills and participation of political minorities. More importantly, the programme will equip current leaders to transform obstacles to participation in their institutions, and be able to develop a diverse range of future leaders.”The programme will be designed and co-delivered by Tracy Walsh, a leadership development trainer, who is the current head of [email protected] and a seasoned coach for trade unions across the world. Whilst applications for the programme have already closed, students who are interested in hosting a workshop in their college will then have to opportunity to open it up to their Common Room.One second year Law student commented, “It seems like a really good initiative, but it would have been nice to have a bit more publicity about it. I’m sure there are lots of students who would have liked to apply, but didn’t know that it was available to them.”last_img read more

Did you miss these stories over the weekend?

first_img× Forget Punxsutawney Phil and Groundhog Day. Residents of Hudson County know that spring arrives when the annual Taste of Weehawken culinary fundraiser lights up Lincoln Harbor. This year’s event on Tuesday, May 2 will feature 30 of the best restaurants, caterers, and bakeries spanning North Hudson and the Gold Coast, each showcasing some of their signature dishes to raise money for the Weehawken library. “That’s the largest number we’ve ever had and it’s a tremendous variety of food,” said Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner at a press conference at the library on April 25. “I’ve been to other Taste events and this one just feels so warm to me,” said Alex Gulino, marketing director of Houlihan’s, one of a handful of restaurants that have participated in the event since the inception 17 years ago. “I really feel like this is a community event. You’re hanging out with your neighbor, your girlfriend down the block, and everybody’s just there to have a good time and try some new stuff. It’s like a big block party and everybody’s invited. I love it.” Click here for more. When Hoboken police received the first report on Sept. 29, 2016, they were told that a Hudson Bergen Light Rail train had struck a vehicle near the crossing at Paterson Plank Road. That was erroneous, and they soon learned the actual disaster was even worse. An incoming New Jersey Transit train loaded with commuters had failed to stop in the terminal in Hoboken, crashing into its barrier, cracking the terminal supports, causing the roof to collapse, seriously injuring many train passengers, and killing a woman standing at the platform. Seven Hoboken police officers were first to respond. Although trained to deal with any situation, said Hoboken Police Chief Ken Ferrante, these officers began what became a large and intense rescue effort that would eventually involve hundreds of public safety workers who came to help deal with the terrified and injured passengers and bystanders and dazed railroad personnel. In a special award ceremony on April 26, the Hudson County 200 Club honored the united command structure that responded to what became an international story, with Chief Ferrante highlighting the efforts of those seven Hoboken policemen: officers Mark Aurigemma, Benardo Manoz, and Detectives Dave DiMartino, William Collins, Rob Roman, Vito Gigante and Bret Globke. Click here for more.Hoboken residents will elect a mayor and three at- large council members this coming November. Elections in the mile-square city typically do not fall along Democrat/Republican lines, but among supporters of the incumbent, and the loyal opposition. And they generally get pretty heated. This year’s election gossip is off to an early start as rumors have swirled about who will oppose Mayor Dawn Zimmer, who has held the office of mayor since 2009. Zimmer said in March of 2016 that she will run for mayor again. The deadline to file with the city clerk to run for a mayor or council position is Sept. 5. Candidates must have lived in town at least a year to run. The City Council has nine seats, six of which represent specific wards, and three of which represent the whole town. It’s the latter that are up this year; the six ward seats are up for election in 2019. The mayor currently earns $116,950 with benefits. Most council members earn $24,130 and the council president earns $26,541. Click here for more.last_img read more

Chatwins closes Hanley outlets but revamps other stores

first_imgChatwins bakery has shut three shops around Hanley, while it continues to refit and re-brand other more profitable stores.The bakery has most recently shut its Tontine Square site in Hanley – citing reduced footfall in the area.Company boss Edward Chatwin explained to The Sentinel in Stoke: “Unlike other areas of our business, such as South Cheshire where we are seeing strong sales growth, Hanley has declined significantly.“There is now a very high vacancy rate around Tontine Square. This has reduced footfall in the area and, as a result, our sales have also declined. With the lease having come to an end, we have decided to vacate the unit.”Despite this, the bakery also said would be keeping stores in Newcastle, Stone and South Cheshire open, while it refitted a number of them with the new branding.Chatwins began to rebrand and refit its shops in late 2014, and had since seen sales at those sites up 30%-40%.The refits are intended to give a more modern look and feel to the bakery, and the firm has used market research and inspiration from other coffee shops and bakeries to create the looks.last_img read more

Watch Nigel Hall Rip A Funky “Hey Joe” With John Scofield, Eric Krasno, & More At Brooklyn Comes Alive ’17 [Pro-Shot]

first_imgToday, fan-favorite soul-funk keyboardist/vocalist Nigel Hall celebrates his 37th birthday. Hall has been busy in the last few years, joining up with Lettuce as a full-time touring band member and lending his talents to various all-star collaborative projects along the way. One such collaboration came during the 2017 edition of Brooklyn Comes Alive, when he Eric Krasno, Louis Cato, and Chris Loftlin reformed their old quartet, Chapter 2, as the core band for a very special Eric Krasno & Friends performance.The reunion of this particular quartet on this particular stage as the culmination of an incredible two-day lineup of music at Brooklyn Comes Alive carried a considerable nostalgic weight for all involved. As Hall commented from the stage at the start of the performance, the Brooklyn Comes Alive Eric Krasno & Friends set marked the first time the four had played together since the first-ever night of music at Brooklyn Bowl, at its soft opening in 2009.[Photo: Phierce Photo by Keith G.]Of course, in the spirit of Brooklyn Comes Alive, the band welcomed a number of guests to augment their performance. The first of the sit-ins came when guitar legend John Scofield joined the band for a rendition of rock standard “Hey Joe”, popularized by The Jimi Hendrix Experience on their debut LP, 1967’s Are You Experienced?. With a pair of guitar virtuosos onstage, it was Hall who truly shined through on this rendition, putting a James Brown-like spin on the lead vocals and matching Scofield with a funk-infused keyboard solo to boot. Watch Nigel Hall rip “Hey Joe” at Brooklyn Comes Alive 2017 below:Eric Krasno & Friends w/ John Scofield, Nigel Hall, & More – “Hey Joe” [Pro-Shot]Happy birthday, Nigel!Catch Nigel Hall alongside 50+ other talented artists at this year’s edition of Brooklyn Comes Alive, set to take place on Saturday, September 29th at three fan-favorite venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Rough Trade NYC. Hall will join forces with Wil Blades (Dr. Lonnie Smith, Adam Deitch Quartet), Robert “Sput” Searight (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note), and Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note) for a versatile, instrument-swapping performance under the banner Switch Hitters.Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full list of performers scheduled for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here.***TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW***Brooklyn Comes Alive is sponsored by Denver-based company, Pure CBD Exchange, which creates and sells a number of CBD/cannabidiol products (What is CBD?) from concentrates, tinctures, extracts, lotions, creams, and more. The use of CBD has gained much notoriety as of late, for use as both a health and wellness supplement and to treat conditions such as epilepsy, PTSD, cancer, and a number of mental disorders and is also used for anti-inflammation, nausea reduction, sleep aid, and more. Pure CBD Exchange was co-founded by Gregg Allman Band organist/keyboardist and Brooklyn Comes Alive musician Peter Levin back in 2017.Pure CBD Exchange focuses on low-THC cannabis products with high CBD content. They work within the Colorado Industrial Hemp pilot program to distribute non-psychoactive tinctures, extracts, lotions, and more all over the world. The company has featured by companies like VICE, High Times, Leafly, and more.last_img read more

Color, Commencement-style

first_imgHarvard’s Commencement Day, May 27, included myriad sights, sounds, and experiences beyond the main stage. Here are some samples.Early risersMembers of Autumn River Brass, the five-piece band that serenaded Dunster House with classical music at 6 a.m., didn’t take the complaints of disturbed sleepers to heart. When someone complained from a window about being awakened, the group simply played on. “We didn’t mind; that’s the point,” laughed trumpet player Fred Sienkiewicz. Later, the group escorted seniors into the Old Yard with a selection of Dixieland songs. By 7:30 a.m. the ensemble was done and ready for rest. “We’re musicians,” said trumpet player Yaure Muniz. “We’re headed back to bed.”Lots of loveFor eight years, Joe Fabiano has kept watch at Mather House as a security guard. On Thursday, he kept watch at a gate to Harvard Yard, as he has also done for eight years, and welcomed his flock of students to the Morning Exercises. Moving a white barrier aside, Fabiano smiled and waved as the procession of students and faculty, led by a bagpiper, filed by. Students waved back and offered a happy “Hi, Joe,” to him. Many stopped for hugs. Fabiano encouraged their procession. “Let’s hear it for Mather,” he hollered, along with “Good luck!” He replaced the gate after the last senior was through and remarked softly, “I love these kids.”Radcliffe reminiscencesTwo Radcliffe alumnae dressed in black with top hats and black and red batons warmly directed traffic through the Old Yard, in their duties as official marshals for the day. Pausing briefly to reflect on their own time at Harvard, Vaughan Castellanos Barton and Rosemary Bonanno, both from the Radcliffe Class of 1955, laughed as they recalled some of the changes that have taken place at the Cambridge institution since they graduated 55 years ago. One of the biggest updates: male/female fraternizing. “We weren’t allowed in Lamont Library,” recalled Bonanno, “because it would be too distracting to the young men there.”Fond memoriesSenior Anthony Pino of Leverett House posed for photos and received a bear hug from his aunt next to the statue of John Harvard in front of University Hall. The tall economics concentrator, who intends to work for a venture capital firm before entering Harvard Business School, said he “could not feel more fortunate” about his undergraduate years. At Harvard, he said, “You get lots of new ideas, new ways of thinking about things, and a whole lot of fun, and people that you love, and that’s great.” One “memory” for Pino was jumping off the Weeks Memorial Footbridge. “I may or may not have done that,” said a coy Pino, who may or may not have been wearing just his underwear when he (possibly) took the plunge.Pied piperAlasdair Halliday ’82, senior associate director of University Planned Giving — clad in a MacBeth clan dress kilt — was outfitted for his other role at today’s Commencement ceremony: official bagpiper for his Harvard College class. Asked to return for his 25th reunion and provide some songs, he so pleased classmates with his work that they have invited him back every year since. Halliday, a songwriter and jazz pianist who once played bagpipes for Ella Fitzgerald, serenaded his class with tunes such as “Scotland the Brave” and “Amazing Grace.”Taking direction For most Harvard Commencements, you’ll find Frederick H. Abernathy perched on a low platform near Johnston Gate, directing traffic made up of the alumni, faculty, honorands, students, and visitors who crowd into Harvard Yard for the traditional Morning Exercises. (He is Gordon McKay Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Abbott and James Lawrence Research Professor of Engineering.) This time, Abernathy kept up a patter of prescriptions. He warned speed-walking honorands, for instance, to slow down. (Meryl Streep, at the head of that line, took direction well.) At one point, Abernathy also gently admonished the reuniting Class of 1985 to get off the sidewalks and out of the way of the forming procession. “When you come to College, you’re told to stay off the lawn,” he said in his trademark radio-pipes voice. “Well, you’re not in College now. Please get on the lawn.”Good without directionsLining up in the Academic Procession does not always come with exact directions. At the last minute, a few members of Harvard’s corps of 36 chaplains were looking for a place to go. “Let it be noted,” said Humanist Chaplain Greg Epstein, M.T.S. ’07, author of the bestselling “Good Without God” (2009), “the chaplains don’t know where to stand.”In the front row George Barner ’29 had a front-row seat at Commencement’s Afternoon Exercises— and it might as well have been the seat of honor. Barner is the lone survivor of Commencement 81 years ago, and he represented the Harvard class that goes furthest back in time. When Barner arrived on campus, as a transfer student from Grinnell College in Iowa, Charles Lindbergh had recently piloted the Spirit of St. Louis to Paris. In those days, the Harvard House system was still a daydream. “We lived wherever we could live,” said Barner, 101, and a retired lawyer living in Kennebunk, Maine. He bunked in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house on Boylston Street, and briefly at a near-empty dorm at the Harvard Business School — an institution then less than 20 years old. Barner’s happiest memories are of theater, especially the annual musicals put on by Pi Eta, a long-vanished competitor to Hasty Pudding. His last production, in the spring of 1929, was “Wrong Again.” Barner wrote the book, and Harold Adamson wrote the lyrics. (Adamson, later a contract songwriter at MGM, wrote the classic “It’s a Wonderful World,” as well as the theme song for TV’s “I Love Lucy.”) As for his alma mater, “Harvard changes every year,” said Barner. “For the better, I think.”Mer-yl Stre-ep!During Commencement morning’s procession, members of the Class of 2010 lined the walkway into Tercentenary Theatre, applauding as University officials and honorary degree candidates marched amid the sea of chairs. The applause grew notably louder as one honorand passed, in a red gown befitting her honorary doctor of arts degree. One student shouted, apparently in surprise, as the film icon passed just inches away: Mer-yl Stre-ep!Harvard President Drew Faust, in presenting Streep the degree, said the Academy Award-winning actress “richly merits this academy’s award.”Dudley Co-op, right behind you!And the last shall be first, or rather, the first last. Bringing up the rear of the undergraduate procession in the Yard were students from the Dudley Co-operative Society. Rather than living in the dorms, students in the co-op inhabit houses nearby, sharing household chores, cooking, and cleaning.Elyssa Jakim, a visual and environmental studies concentrator, said being last in line had its benefits. Though the co-op students would be the last to enter the theater, they were the first to greet University officials and honorary degree recipients.Another student said the events felt like a circus, because she had never seen so many men in top hats before.Giving until it … feels goodThe Senior Gift co-chairs, Alterrell Mills, Mary Cox, and Diana Robles, had record-breaking news during Class Day ceremonies. The Class of 2010 broke the record for participation in the senior gift, smashing the old mark by 6 percentage points, to 80.2 percent, with Lowell House leading the way, at 93.1 percent.The next day, during Commencement’s Afternoon Exercises, Harvard Treasurer James Rothenberg hailed other classes that reached their fundraising marks, including the Class of 1975, which set a record for its 35th anniversary, raising $31 million in gifts.The year that split the centuryEsther Walder Klionsky, a member of the Radcliffe Class of 1950, was enjoying her time in the Yard at Commencement’s Afternoon Exercises. Reflecting on her 60th reunion, Klionsky termed it “wonderful, just wonderful,” adding that her class graduated in what people then called “the year that split the century.”Family and friendsChristopher Holmes, a new Ph.D. in Earth and planetary sciences, said that his future — as with so many graduates — will lead away from Cambridge. Holmes, whose dissertation was on air pollution and the spread of mercury, will head for the University of California, Irvine, on a postdoctoral fellowship in the fall after a summer spent finishing work here.Holmes enjoyed the day and commented that U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter’s speech on constitutional interpretation by judges was a refreshing change from the usual advice-laden address. But the best part of the day, Holmes said, was who he got to spend it with.“It was fantastic to have family here,” he said.last_img read more

Experts discuss similarities, differences between U.S., India health systems

first_imgIt should come as no surprise that the health care systems of the United States and India differ in many ways, but what may be surprising is the amount they have in common.This fact—and what each country can learn from the other as it pursues improvements in health care—was the subject of a talk at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) on Thursday, December 6, 2012, featuring Ashish Jha, associate professor of health policy at HSPH and a practicing physician, and K. Sujatha Rao. Rao is a former secretary of health and human welfare in India (2009-2010) and director-general of the National AIDS Control Organization (2006-2009). After finishing her official career with the Indian Administrative Service two years ago, Rao spent three months at HSPH in spring 2012 as a senior leadership fellow in the Division of Policy Translation and Leadership.“It’s striking to me how similar these two countries’ health care systems are—the two largest democracies in the world—and how different their health care systems are,” Jha told the audience in Kresge 110.last_img read more

Food PIC

first_imgUniversity of Georgia scientists are now better equipped to help businesses launch new food products with the opening of the Food Technology Center, locally known as the FoodPIC building, on the UGA Griffin campus. The facility houses the university’s Food Product Innovation and Commercialization, or FoodPIC, Center.The $7.4 million project was funded through $3.5 million from the state of Georgia and additional funds from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the Griffin-Spalding Development Authority and the University of Georgia.The state-of-the-art 14,500-square-foot facility was dedicated on Jan. 30 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Speakers at the ceremony included Board of Regents Chairman Dr. C. Thomas Hopkins Jr., state Rep. David Knight (R-Griffin), Chairman of the Griffin-Spalding Development Authority Board Charles Copeland, Dean and Director of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Sam Pardue, and Pike County STEM Academy student Nikki Dodson, along with UGA President Jere W. Morehead.“The Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center is an outstanding example of the University of Georgia using its resources to help strengthen our state’s economy,” Morehead said. “We are grateful for the support we have received for the new Food Technology Center, and we are excited to expand the reach of FoodPIC within the global food industry.”“This facility is a great addition to the Griffin campus,” said UGA Griffin campus Assistant Provost Lew Hunnicutt. “Housing FoodPIC on our campus allows us to make an impact on economic development, with regard to food and food products, in the Griffin-Spalding County community, across Georgia and potentially around the world.”While awaiting funding for and construction of the building, faculty in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences used existing laboratories on the UGA Griffin campus to help food entrepreneurs with product development, packaging, food safety, consumer acceptance and marketing.Kirk Kealey, whose career in food development includes launching products for General Mills, M&M Mars Inc. and PepsiCo Inc., became director of FoodPIC in 2015. The center focuses primarily on Georgia food companies and Georgia commodities such as peaches, peanuts and blueberries, but Kealey would like to see the UGA center become the best facility of its kind in the U.S.Past FoodPIC projects include improved drying technologies for Georgia’s rabbiteye blueberries, frozen desserts using Georgia fruits and a grain-based milk beverage now being produced in California.Kealey said FoodPIC has a current project with an ingredient company that hopes to see its reduced-sodium salt used in convenience foods such as potato chips. FoodPIC scientists in Griffin also are working with a company that plans to incorporate its probiotic into extruded foods, “something like Cheetos,” he said.FoodPIC is designed for short-term partnerships between food entrepreneurs and UGA scientists, not long-term food production and packaging.“We help companies get a pretty good idea about how big their business potential is. We don’t want to become their partner for life. We want to help them get to the next stage in their journey and then send them on their way,” Kealey said. “They then can go either to their own manufacturing site or to a co-manufacturer who will make their recipe to their specifications.”After meeting with UGA FoodPIC faculty and learning about the rules and regulations of the food industry, some potential clients decide to stay small and just create recipes in their home kitchen to share with friends and family.“FoodPIC is where food entrepreneurs go with their ideas, and we turn them into reality—into physical prototypes that they can eat.” Kealy said. “If they decide they want to continue their journey, we can help them with process development, package development, shelf stable studies, thermal process validation and the nutrition facts panel—we’re a one-stop shop.”The new Food Technology Center in Griffin, and the equipment now housed in it, gives the UGA faculty working there the ability to develop larger batches and more finished products. In the past, the scientists were constrained by the size of the existing small, pilot plant. “Ideally, what we have now is a place where we can help people scale up their products. If they’ve gone beyond the kitchen and need help to make more product in larger batches, we can now help them much more efficiently than we could last year,” Kealey said.For more information on the FoodPIC Center, go to caes.uga.edu/center/foodpic/.last_img read more

Three lending regulatory issues to watch in 2015

first_imgPay particular attention to TILA-RESPA, HMDA, and fair lending changes.by: Andrea StritzkeThe regulatory environment continues to be active in 2015, and it is important for the credit union industry to advocate for regulatory relief.Credit union industry leaders and trade associations continue to actively advocate for credit unions—and it seems Congress is listening.Here are three areas to watch and advocate for favorable regulatory actions:1. TILA-RESPAThe Truth in Lending Act/Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (TILA-RESPA) Integrated Disclosure rule (TRID) takes effect Aug. 1, 2015.The TRID rule combines TILA-RESPA disclosures for closed-end credit transactions secured by real property (subject to a few exceptions) into a loan estimate and closing disclosure. The credit union industry, bankers, and realtors are lobbying the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to provide a grace period for enforcement.NCUA has informally indicated that it will consider credit unions’ good faith efforts to comply with the rule by Aug. 1. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more