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Payment Processor That Helped Fake Bilk Discount Clubs Consumers to Pay $2.3M in FTC Case

A payment processor that allegedly helped a bogus discount club system debit tens of millions of dollars from consumers without authorization will have to pay $2.3 million and face a permanent ban from working with high-end customers. risk following a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit. According to the FTC’s complaint in the case, which was first […]

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Vitesse Closes $26M Series B Funding

Speedthe UK-based FinTech secured $26 million in Series B funding, the company announcement Thursday (February 10). This latest round will allow the global payment, liquidity and treasury management platform to connect with the growing digitalization of the insurance industry in Europe and the United States, the company said. The proceeds will also be used to […]

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Biden Administration Releases Bipartisan Guide to Infrastructure Law for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Governments

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the White House released the first edition of its guide to bipartisan infrastructure law to help state, local, tribal, and territorial governments leverage historic infrastructure investments in our nation. . The guide is a one-stop-shop on the law and contains the most comprehensive information yet on the more than 375 programs […]

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Key Employee Handbook Updates for 2022

Workplace laws are changing rapidly, especially around COVID-19 safety rules and state-level paid leave requirements. Employers should review their manuals to ensure policies are updated as the pandemic continues and new laws come into effect at the federal, state and local levels. “Annual employee handbook reviews, conducted by attorneys, are always a prudent way to […]

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French politicians have a word on the dictionary’s neutral “iel”

The French president’s wife said it went against the ‘beauty’ of the language, the country’s education minister saw it as a sign of a creeping ‘awakening’ and a parliamentarian was so furious that he complained to the French Academy. The culprit: a three-letter entry in the online edition of Little Robert. Brigitte Macron, wife of […]

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NAR relies on dictionary in latest volley against DOJ

The National Association of Realtors’ latest volley in its case against the US Department of Justice includes images from the Merriam-Webster dictionary that define the words ‘closed’ and ‘open’ – a stark example of the distance between the two sides as they fight to find out if the DOJ can investigate two of the NAR’s […]

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Oxford English Dictionary surfs the K-wave with great Korean update

If you are looking for a way to describe your new love for K drama after watching Squid game, you could say you ride korean wave. The South Korean survival drama has exposed millions of people to Korean culture and is considered the greatest original series ever released by Netflix. It’s # 1 in over […]

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Directory Lawsuits: How Advertising Rights Class Actions Gained a Second Life Against Ancestry.com

Brett Kavanaugh and Gloria Navarro have breathed new life into a class action campaign against Ancestry.com for the use of childhood names and photographs in digital marketing. Judge Kavanaugh drafted a 5-4 decision last summer that clarified standing in class actions, and Judge Navarro, of the U.S. District Court in Nevada, cited it last month […]

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Guidance on Airport Response to UAS Threats, developed by Woolpert, published by National Safe Skies Alliance

The information is designed to help airports develop planning, response and recovery protocols. DENVER (September 22, 2021) – The “Airport Response to Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Threats” guide has been published by the National Safe Skies Alliance as part of its Airport Security Applied Research (PARAS) program. PARAS is funded by the Federal Aviation Administration […]

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Angelina Jolie wants children to ‘fight back’ with new children’s rights handbook

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie says she hopes to give children around the world the tools to “fight” for their rights with a book she wrote with Amnesty International. Know your rights and claim them – written with human rights lawyer Geraldine Van Bueren, one of the original drafters of the 1989 United Nations Convention on […]

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Dictionary.com adds over 300 new words and definitions: NPR

Dictionary.com has added over 300 new words and definitions, including “yeet” and “oof”, which reflect the changing world. Karen Bleier / AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle legend Karen Bleier / AFP via Getty Images Dictionary.com has added over 300 new words and definitions, including “yeet” and “oof”, which reflect the changing world. Karen […]

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Oof, Y’all, Dictionary.com just added over 300 new words and definitions

While some of them may be enough to make you say “oof”, the over 300 new words and definitions added to Dictionary.com in its latest round of updates reflect the realities of our rapidly changing world. Words that were popularized by the coronavirus pandemic, technological advances and racial calculation across the United States are now […]

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Directory controversy; Rick Steves; Jobs in the hotel industry in Florida; Sweet flowers of the day

Listen Listen… / 52:55 Listen to Thursday’s First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross The recent phone book fiasco in St. Johns County has garnered national attention, even from the federal government. The United States Department of Education’s Civil Rights Office is investigating the St. Johns County School District for potential violation of federal laws for […]

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Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies and New Irish Studies

We all have our own locking distractions, from online yoga to Zoom quizzes and baking banana bread. Writing about the impact of the pandemic on the study of Irish culture may seem like a more minority quest, but, in June 2020, Malcolm Sen sat down to write An Ordinary Crisis: Sars-CoV-2 and Irish Studies, which […]

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Tucker Carlson’s college yearbook says he belonged to Harvey Milk’s murderer club

Fox News host Tucker Carlson identified himself as “Dan White Society” in his 1991 Trinity College yearbook entry. Dan White was the name of the man who killed the San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, California’s first openly gay elected official, in 1978. A representative from Trinity College confirmed the veracity of […]

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Anthony Bourdain’s New Book is a Guide to the Places He Loved Most

Anthony Bourdain’s television programs, including Visit of a cook (2002-2003), No reservations (2005-2012) and Unknown parts (2013-2018), make great last minute travel guides. His shows, for example, helped me find underground cafes in Chile and discover places to sing fado in Portugal. Bourdain’s food writer and assistant Laurie Woolever must have recognized how useful her […]

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New Chinese electric vehicle start-up Li Auto delivers 20,000 vehicles in 10 months – FutureCar.com

Author: Eric Walz China’s latest producer of new energy vehicles, Lixiang Automotive Inc. (Li Auto), has reported strong sales for its first vehicle, the Li ONE SUV. Li Auto is one of a new generation of new energy and electric vehicle startups, including Xpeng Motors and NIO Inc., which are becoming rivals of US automaker […]

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Postal Payday Loans: An Insanely Bad Idea

As if by magic Every now and again, the congressman of the day reintroduces an old, tired concept that is asking to the United States Postal Service (USPS) to approve the short-term “payday” credit. The most recent redesign is offered by senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) who has recently has proposed a law for postal banks. This […]

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Guru Action on Payday Loan Stocks

gUru investors have always seen the potential to serve a wide range of underbanked consumers with creative financial services and unsecured short term loans. Here’s a close-up on two payday lenders, both down about 30% over 12 months. DFC Global Corp. ( DLLR ) provides alternative financial services and provides unsecured consumer loans on its […]

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Smart stimulation: Cash as code

Over the past six months, central banks and governments have opened financial floodgates to deal with the economic fallout from covid-19. By April, 106 countries had introduced or adapted social protection programs, mainly cash transfers, to help people affected by the pandemic. A McKinsey analysis of 54 countries estimates that governments have committed 10 trillion […]

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Key Updates to the Employee Handbook for 2021

The start of the year is a good time for employers to review their manuals and ensure that policies are up to date with the latest developments in employment and labor law. Notably, the COVID-19 pandemic may have resulted in changes in employers’ policies around remote work, paid time off and others. Here are the […]

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“Quarantine” named word of the year 2020 by Cambridge dictionary

The Cambridge dictionary has named “quarantine” as the word of the year 2020. The word was named word of the year based on data showing it was one of the most searched words in the Cambridge dictionary this year. “Quarantine was the only word to rank in the top five for search peaks and overall […]

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Utah State Scarver Soap Recognized by College Football America Yearbook

History links LOGAN, Utah – Utah State wide receiver / kick returner Soap scarf was named in the starting squad of the Group-5 of the 2020 College Football America (CFA) preseason, the CFA version of an All-America team of the Group of 5 conference, the organization announced on Wednesday . Scarver is one of six […]

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Endangered Earthlings, Inc. publishes The Endangered Earthlings’Handbook

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, May 14, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ – Science has proven that man-made climate change is real and poses a great threat to the planet and its inhabitants. But all is far from being lost. The Terrans in Danger Handbook is a highly anticipated guide that arrives once per generation, at exactly the right […]

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Child Abuse Predator ‘Handbook’ Lists Ways to Target Children During Coronavirus Lockdown | Online abuse

Child molesters have created and shared an online grooming manual outlining ways to manipulate and exploit the increased number of children in the home and online during Covid-19, Australia’s Electronic Safety Commissioner said . The Covid-19 restrictions have coincided with a significant increase in reports to the eSafety office of child sexual abuse material, Julie […]

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The guide to green burial: cremation

Traditional cremation is certainly on the rise in all parts of the United States and Canada, but it is not an environmentally friendly process and it is not considered a form of green burial. Traditional cremation creates fossil fuel emissions and the ashes itself can contain toxins. However, a new green method of cremation is […]

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Student Guide | Bethany Lutheran College

Mission statement introduction Bethany Lutheran College is a Christian liberal arts college owned and operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and engaged in the teachings of the Bible as expressed in statements of faith known as the Lutheran Confessions. Our mission Bethany Lutheran College offers Christian higher education in a stimulating academic environment where personal […]

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Guide for Catholic business leaders remains a hidden gem

Michael Naughton, shown in this 2018 file photo, hopes to help business leaders apply faith in the marketplace with a 30-page reflection titled “Vocation of the Business Leader” on which he worked with a team at University of St. Thomas’ Center for Catholic Studies, of which he is director. DAVE HRBACEK | THE CATHOLIC SPIRIT […]

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New handbook for administrators of US public pension funds available in August

Attention Administrators of US Public Pension Funds: Von M. Hughes is here to support you. His new book – “US Public Pension Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for Trustees and Investment Staff” – is a guide to the role and responsibilities of a public pension fund trustee. Mr Hughes said he has repeatedly encountered frustration from […]

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The missionary’s “white bible” is more a guide than a rulebook

I still have my Latter-day Saint missionary manual, the small (4.5 inches by 3.5 inches) white plastic-covered one that I carried for two sweaty, rainy years in South America beginning in 1973. When I opened it this morning, a dried insect and tiny bits of vegetation fell out. Obviously, it’s been a while. The manual […]

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The therapy dogs who have helped Parkland survivors have their own directory page, and yes, we cry.

When Sue Hoppin was in college, she met the man she was going to marry. “I was studying at the University of Denver and he was at the Air Force Academy,” she says. “My dad also went to the University of Denver and warned me not to date those Springs flyboys.” “He didn’t say anything […]

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Delta Life Fitness in The Woodlands named one of Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s 100 Best Game-Changer Franchises of 2018

THE WOODLANDS, TX – Delta Life Fitness (DLF), the unprecedented female-focused group workout franchise, today announced that it has been named one of the Top 100 Game Changer Franchises of 2018 by Franchise Directory magazine. Franchise Magazine is the guide for those who want to learn more about franchise opportunities across the country. Other franchises […]

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Group not happy with latest version of Texas Dyslexia Handbook

AUSTIN (KXAN) – The State Handbook with Guidelines on Identifying and Providing Services to Students with Dyslexia is being updated. In 2017, state lawmakers passed a bill requiring all students to be screened for dyslexia and related disorders at the end of kindergarten and first grade. “The goal is to try to identify dyslexic students […]

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Governor Martinez and Florida TaxWatch Release 2018 Governor’s Transition Decision Manual

TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Today, Florida’s first non-partisan government watchdog, Florida TaxWatch, released the fourth edition of the Governor’s Transition Decision Manual at a press conference. The independent research institute was joined by the chairman ofManual Steering Committee, Governor Bob Martinez, Steering Committee members and the volunteer leadership of TaxWatch. With just one week before the […]

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How directory signatures have evolved since the 1600s

In 1635, the first public school in what would become the United States opened. The Boston Latin School only admitted boys and focused on a humanities program. The earliest “yearbooks” and their signatures date back to the east coast schools of the late 17th century, where people signed album-style books containing hairstyles, dried flowers, newspaper […]

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The world’s best infinity pools

If Buzz Lightyear understands one thing, it’s his love of great hotel pools. The Manual took its “To infinity and beyond!” (Geddit now?) And use it to produce a list of our favorite infinity pools from around the world. Hours of grueling research later (wise man’s note: don’t google “Swimming pool porn” on your work […]

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Pere Marquette State Park Handbook, Illinois’ First Comprehensive Guide to State Parks

GRAFTON – Often referred to as a “nature lover’s paradise,” Pere Marquette State Park is teeming with beauty, flora, fauna, geology, and every other scientific category you can think of. While most of us don’t tend to think of the smallest details of every physical aspect when visiting the park, Richard C. Keating, author of […]

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Anglotopia British English Dictionary 2nd Edition – Paperback

The description 5 years ago we published a British slang dictionary and it has always been one of our biggest sellers. We have sold thousands of them. It’s time for the book to be updated. We’ve added hundreds of words, new dictionaries and also guides to various British cultures (like the honors system, British police […]

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What would you like to know

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a new version of the manual for employers, Guide to Completing Form I-9 (M-274), which is now available on the USCIS website. The M-274 is an essential compendium of I-9 compliance information and instructions, and is designed to complement employers’ understanding and knowledge of the […]

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Holocaust museum publishes manual

WASHINGTON (RNS) In hopes of making the world a safer place, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has released a guide to tackling dangerous speech, written by a young American who helped quell the intertribal conflict in Kenya during its 2013 elections. “Defusing Hate: A Strategic Communication Guide to Countering Dangerous Speech” does not exactly […]

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How to create a pack manual for new parents

In a few Months, families across America will walk into Scouting Nights, staring wide at the prospect of participating in Cub Scouting. But those googly eyes might turn glassy at the start of Scoutspeak. “We just start tossing ‘den’, ‘pack’, ‘Akela’ and all those terms, and they look at us like we speak a foreign […]