University of Limerick honour for Paul O’Connell

first_imgEmail Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Paul O’Connell & John Horan Launch Team Limerick Clean-Up 6 WhatsApp Advertisement Twitter WATCH: “It’s been good” – Paul O’Connell pleased with Irish lineout progress NewsUniversity of Limerick honour for Paul O’ConnellBy Guest Writer – November 6, 2015 838 TAGSDon BarryHonorary Doctor of ScienceIreland rugbyPaul O’ConnellPaul O’Connell Golf OutingProf Don BarryRugbyULUL’s Access Programme center_img WATCH: Paul O’Connell on “challenging but fun” experience with the Irish team Paul O’Connell with his wife Emily and children Lola (1) and Paddy (5) after his conferring at the University of Limerick.by Charlie MullowneyThe University of Limerick awarded  an Honorary Doctor of Science to Munster rugby legend Paul O’Connell yesterday afternoon. Dr O’Connell is the 100th recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Limerick since 1990.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The former Lions and Ireland rugby captain has a long association with the University of Limerick from his days training in the original PESS swimming pool as a secondary school student, to the years he spent studying computer engineering at UL.He has been a director of the UL Foundation since 2011. In that role in 2012, he gave generously of his time to front the  Paul O’Connell Golf Outing , which raised an excess of €50,000 to fund scholarships for students participating in UL’s Access Programme. The scholarships enabled six students from socio-economically disadvantaged areas of Limerick to study degree programmes at the University.UL President Professor Don Barry said, “The awarding of a University of Limerick Honorary Doctorate is an occasion when we get the opportunity to honour those who have inspired, who have led with courage and passion and who have made great contributions in their fields of endeavour. Much thought, consideration and deliberation goes into deciding who is worthy…… except when it is a real-life super hero, and particularly when his name is Paul O’ Connell. Today I am very proud that UL bestowed upon Paul our highest honour. He was already an important member of the UL family, but today he accepted a place in the history of this institution.” O’Connell Backed To Succeed As Ireland Forwards Coach Facebook Print Paul O’Connell joins Barnardos to say ‘Thank You’ to the Irish Public Limerick Post Show | Team Limerick Clean Up Launch Previous articleLimerick Christmas fashion show launchNext articleLimerick sex attacker jailed for four years Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more

U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Lobbying Groups File Suit against CFPB

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) arbitration rule is coming under fire yet again.A group of lobbying groups, including American Bankers Association, Consumer Bankers Association, and Financial Services Roundtable and numerous others, filed a complaint with a Dallas Federal Court against the CFPB Friday on the hotly-debated arbitration clause that was recently passed. The suit has been spearheaded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.The CFPB, when finalizing the rule, argued that it gave consumers more options when it comes to challenging Big Business, but opponents of the rule say it could have unintended consequences, such as higher interest rates for consumers and an increase in revenue for trial lawyers.In making its arbitration rule, the CFPB conducted a study defending its actions, which were contested by members of both the House and Senate, arguing that the data was skewed, and wasn’t indicative of the real ramifications of eliminating the standard arbitration clause effects.The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency also released findings based on the data which contradicted the CFPB’s findings. According to the Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika, “In the published final rule, the CFPB states that analysts were unable to identify any evidence from the data to indicate companies that removed their arbitration agreements raised their prices. The OCC review of the same data, however, shows that there is an 88-percent chance of the total cost of credit increasing as a result of the final rule prohibiting mandatory arbitration to allow consumers to pursue class-action lawsuits and a 56-percent chance that costs will increase by 3 percentage points or more.”The complaint challenges the legality and the constitutionality of the arbitration rule based on four reasons, which according to the complaint are “independently sufficient to require invalidation of the [arbitration] Rule.”Complainants argue that the rule is a product of, “and fatally infected by” the unconstitutional structure of the CFPB, which was provided by Congress in the Dodd-Frank Act. The complaint also argues that the rule violates the Administrative Procedure Act, due to the fact that the CFPB failed to observe legal requirements when making its conclusion based on a study that was “deeply flawed” insofar as it misappropriated data and ignored important considerations when gathering said data.Third, the rule also ignores previous records reported by the Bureau, and such points to the fact that the finding is “the very model of arbitrary and capricious agency action.” Finally, the rule is counterintuitive, in failing to support public interest or consumer health by denying arbitration, an option that is commonly believed to benefit overall consumers in favor of the less beneficial option of class-action lawsuits.Interested parties can read the full, 52 page report, here. Tagged with: breaking news CFPB HOUSING mortgage US Chamber of Commerce breaking news CFPB HOUSING mortgage US Chamber of Commerce 2017-09-29 Joey Pizzolato Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 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] in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News September 29, 2017 1,951 Views center_img Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Joey Pizzolato Home / Daily Dose / U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Lobbying Groups File Suit against CFPB Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: House of Representatives Makes Move to Privatize Flood Insurance Next: Could There Be Racial Disparities in Bankruptcy? Related Articles U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Lobbying Groups File Suit against CFPB  Print This Postlast_img read more

Kobe Bryant goes back to school, attends Boston College class

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error BOSTON >> With nothing to do Thursday night, and the Los Angeles Lakers in Boston a day before taking on the Celtics, injured superstar Kobe Bryant did something he never was able to do before. He went to a college class.The 15-time All-Star was drafted in 1996, straight out of high school, bypassing college. He took the opportunity Thursd to attend an international marketing class at Boston College. Apparently, it impressed even this Bostonian. Trouble viewing on your device, app or browser? See full stream.last_img