CUNA joins class action suit against Home Depot

first_imgCUNA has agreed to join credit unions and other financial institutions nationwide as a plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against The Home Depot following the merchant’s massive data breach in September 2014.“Credit union members need a solution to the problem of merchant data breaches,” said Jim Nussle, president/CEO of CUNA. “Credit unions around the country have been dealt a huge blow by merchant data breaches and CUNA expended significant resources and has been diligently working with its credit union members to address and respond to the Home Depot data breach. CUNA did not make the decision to join the lawsuit lightly; we stand with our credit union members and believe consumers must be protected from merchant negligence. Home Depot continues to operate using the inferior systems and procedures that gave rise to the breach and it is unacceptable.”CUNA has been heavily involved in the issue of merchant data breaches by corresponding and meeting with federal lawmakers and their staffs and will continue all efforts to ensure any and all data security-related bills afford credit union members with the greatest protection possible. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

PREMIUMMemories of Rindu Alam: Iconic Puncak restaurant closes after four decades

first_imgOnce known as a legendary culinary landmark providing a vista of the heavenly greenery of Puncak, Bogor, West Java, the Rindu Alam restaurant is now an empty building. It was officially closed down by the local authority late last month.The famous restaurant had been around for 41 years and was a significant tourist attraction as it was perched on a cliff overlooking the Mt. Mas tea plantation. The Bogor administration shuttered the restaurant as the land-use contract had expired.The restaurant was an icon of Puncak, a popular weekend destination for Greater Jakarta residents.Proboyanti, a resident of Karadenan village in Bogor regency, said the charm of Rindu Alam never ceased to amaze her. She recalled having lunch at the restaurant fondly.”The view it offered was magnificent. No wonder the restaurant was quite a hit back then,” she told The Jakarta Post recen… Topics : Facebook Forgot Password ? Google Puncak-Pass puncak restaurant bogor Linkedin LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social accountlast_img read more

EU donates €350 million to help ASEAN countries battle COVID-19

first_imgThe European Union has announced that it is mobilizing €350 million (US$ 378 million) to assist Southeast Asian countries in the battle against COVID-19.The funds will be allocated for, among others, addressing the health crisis, strengthening healthcare systems and alleviating economic and social impacts from the pandemic.“In difficult times, ASEAN can count on the European Union. The EU and ASEAN are regional organizations bound by 42 years of solidarity and partnership,” EU Ambassador to ASEAN Igor Driesmans said in a statement. “By mobilizing €350 million in support of ASEAN countries, the EU is demonstrating its friendship with the people of the region,” he added.For Indonesia — the country with the highest death toll from COVID-19 in Southeast Asia — the EU has granted €6 million to NGOs working on public health and hygiene measures, psycho-social counseling for vulnerable groups, distribution of health kits to vulnerable communities and assistance to community health workers.The EU announced on April 4 that it would commit more than €20 billion to support partner countries in the fight against COVID-19 under a program called Team Europe.It will distribute the funds to vulnerable countries in Africa, the western Balkans, eastern partner countries, the Middle East and North Africa, parts of Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Read also: US donates $3 million for COVID-19 relief to IndonesiaThe regional block had also channeled some €48.5 million to fund 18 research projects on COVID-19, particularly related to protective equipment,  to improve modeling of the spread of the virus, rapid diagnostics techniques as well as treatments and vaccines.”Scientific organizations in ASEAN member states are invited to express their interest to cooperate with the newly launched projects. Priority will be given to activities related to modeling and high performance computing, as well as infrastructure platforms and projects,” the EU announced in a written statement on April 16.The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economy and healthcare systems of nations around the world since it spread rapidly from Wuhan city in China to more than 200 countries and territories in roughly four months since early January.As of Tuesday, the tally of COVID-19 infections has topped 3 million cases globally, with more than 211,000 fatalities across the globe, Bloomberg reported.Driesmans further asserted the importance of global collaboration to address crisis caused by the contagious respiratory illness.”We can only overcome the coronavirus pandemic through international cooperation, solidarity and coordination,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

Moms Demand Action Organize Rally On Saturday

first_imgFacebook18Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Moms Demand ActionOn Saturday, April 20, the Olympia faith community will join with Moms Demand Action to remember those we have lost to gun violence.  April 20 marks the 14th anniversary of the tragic shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO.Leaders from the faith community including Rev. George Ann Boyle (Saint Benedict Episcopal Church, Lacey), Rev. Sandy Brown (First Methodist Church, Seattle), along with Olympia-based Interfaith Works and Seattle-based Faith Action Network, will help ground us in our shared faiths.Rev. Boyle says, “During the vigil, we will remember all victims of gun violence, and we will pray for ways to disarm our suspicion and move forward from anxiety and fear to fearless action together.”The vigil will start at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 114 20th Ave SE, Olympia and will proceed to the Washington State Capitol, Tivoli Fountain.Following the vigil, the group will march to the Washington State Capitol and hear from speakers in support of stronger gun laws such as background checks, high-capacity ammunition magazine limits, and other sensible and responsible federal and state proposals. Current speakers include Rep. Jaime Pedersen (WA 43rd Legislative District), Rep Mike Hope (WA 44th Legislative District), and Senator Karen Fraser (WA 22nd Legislative District).Moms Demand Action WA\Olympia Volunteer, Jocelyn Wood, says, “As a nation, our response to gun violence has been to silence research, create loopholes, and turn a blind eye.  That is no longer an option. We owe it to ourselves, and our children, to support gun violence measures and demand action.”When:   Saturday, April 20, 2013,2:00 pm Interfaith Vigil2:45 pm March to State Capitol3:00 pm Rally for Gun SenseAbout Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in AmericaMuch like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to change laws regarding drunk driving, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (www.momsdemandaction.org) was created to build support for common-sense gun legislation. The nonpartisan grassroots movement of American mothers is demanding new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. In just a few months, the organization has tens of thousands of members with more than 85 chapters across the United States.last_img read more