pic.twitter.com/x99Lr9iXzo— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 3, 2020The Eagles opened its training camp on July 28.Pederson is the second known NFL head coach to test positive, after the New Orleans Saints’ Sean Payton contracted the virus and recovered in the spring.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN ImagesBy ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — Doug Pederson, the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, has tested positive for COVID-19.The team released a statement Sunday night confirming the diagnosis, noting that Pederson is currently “asymptomatic and doing well.”“He is currently in self-quarantine and in communication with the team’s medical staff,” the Eagles said.The team added that “any individuals in close contact with Pederson at our facility have been notified and will continue with daily testing procedures and compliance with all protocols before returning to the facility.” Written by August 3, 2020 /Sports News – National Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson tests positive for COVID-19 Beau Lund
Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Tenant Fees Bill is last thing sector needs, Residential Landlords Association tells MPs previous nextRegulation & LawTenant Fees Bill is last thing sector needs, Residential Landlords Association tells MPsRLA Policy Director David Smith informs Select Committee that policing of rogue landlords is too weak and fees ban won’t work, during feisty evidence session with MPs.Nigel Lewis23rd January 201802,771 Views A group of MPs leading an investigation into the private rented sector and the draft Tenant Fees Bill got more than they bargained for yesterday afternoon when David Smith (pictured, right), Policy Director at the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) came in to give evidence.The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee had convened to hear from the RLA but also the National Landlords Association, a build-to-rent company called PlaceFirst, campaigning group Generation Rent and Citizen’s Advice about how best to police the private rental sector.It’s other task was to find out what the wider world thinks of the proposed lettings fees banBlunt languageDavid Smith, during a sometimes tour-de-force performance, told the MPs – who included former housing minister Mark Prisk – his views in sometimes blunt language during a two-hour session.His main points, some of which were echoed by the other people giving evidence, were:Fees charged by agents are charged at different levels and employed in varying ways all around the UK, so a blanket ban will be a blunt tool.It’s not true to say fees have been banned in Scotland – they’re now just post-loaded into tenancies, rather than being charged upfront, suggesting this will happen in the UK.There are tenancy costs/fees that will always have to be paid – so they will pop up somewhere else if you ban them.The policing of the private rental sector by councils is not working; nationally on average only half of all complaints by tenants to local authorities are ever followed up.Passing new laws like the Tenants’ Fees Bill will be pointless until government sorts out the patchy, messy nature of the existing rented housing sector’s 150 laws, some of which are 300 years old.Ministers already have the power to police the sector without the need for more legislation.Very few local authorities have the local political will or cash to tackle poorly-maintained privately rented housing.Licensing scheme needs to be governed nationally, not just locally – blanket licensing is just a “paperwork cottage industry” that duplicates bureaucracy.Ombudsman schemes don’t work effectively in the property sector – because they can only fine landlords and agents, not fix poorly maintained or privately rented homes.The Select Committee will now consider all the evidence given before reporting on its findings. The Tenants’ Fees Bill is now not due to become law until next year.letting fees ban Generation Rent NLA PRS private rented sector RLA Citizens Advice tenants’ fees bill David Smith January 23, 2018Nigel 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
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The Celtic Tenors Daryl Simpson, James Nelson and Matthew Gilsenan will perform an eclectic and exciting mix of songs at the Ocean City Music Pier July 22. (Celtic Tenors Facebook) By Maddy VitaleAudience members should be prepared to bring a box of tissues to the Celtic Tenors performance Sunday, July 22 at Ocean City’s Music Pier.At one point they will be listening to a song so powerful and beautiful that it will bring tears to their eyes, and in the next song, the tenors will have concert goers laughing hysterically.“A lot of people say, ‘You took us through a whole range of emotions,’” James Nelson, a member of the trio, said in a phone interview Friday. “We might sing about a goat one minute and then sing a somber song like “Remember Me” the next.”Nelson, along with Matthew Gilsenan and Daryl Simpson, all from Ireland, make up this unique, talented and fun trio. They continue to gain popularity and a wider international fan base year after year since they formed in 1999.And something they want to impress upon some of the American public who may not be familiar with the Celtic Tenors, that they sing a wide range of songs.“We have an eclectic mix,” Nelson explained. “We don’t take ourselves seriously. People think because of our name, we just sing Celtic songs and that is not true.”For two hours the star trio will take concert goers in their debut at the Music Pier through very moving Celtic harmonies, a capella performances, Irish songs, pop and classical tunes. In addition to the trio will be Celtic Tenors Musical Director Brian McGrane accompanying them on the piano throughout the show.Over the years, the Celtic Tenors have heard warm words from fans after the shows, Nelson noted.“We hear from people, ‘I dragged my husband to the show and he loved it,’” he said with a laugh. “We also hear, ‘Oh, my grandmother loves your music.’”The Celtic Tenors perform at large venues throughout the world and Irish festivals.The dedicated fan base from America, the Netherlands, Germany, Canada and most recently Australia, is growing and changing.“We are seeing younger fans than in the past,” Nelson said.With over 1 million copies of their albums sold, the Celtic Tenors does not seem to be slowing down.“I can’t believe we are still doing this,” Nelson said. “Our tour dates for 2019 is by far, the busiest, we have ever had.”And it comes just in time for their new album that will be out January 2019.“I keep thinking I’m getting too old for this,” he remarked of the hectic seven months of touring each year. “We have a full tour in February and March in the U.S. and April in Canada. The following Christmas we are back in the U.S. We have two big tours in 2019.”They perform large shows to festivals. Two that Nelson said they really enjoy are Irish Festivals in Ohio and Wisconsin.“They want to hear a lot of our Irish music there, so that is what we do,” he said.Overall American and Canadian fans like to hear their eclectic mix of songs at their concerts.The trio delivers.They have released numerous albums over the years, some focus on classical. One, released in 2015 titled “Timeless,” consists of a collection of songs from the 40-plus something musicians’ youth. Their renditions of songs by Dolly Parton, Bob Dylan and Bob Denver, make for an interesting musical journey.“We try to put our harmony behind the songs,” Nelson said. “We try to put our stamp on it.”Their Christmas CD is a compilation of their favorite classical pieces including “Silent Night” and “Joy To The World.”In the world of music – especially on the international front – it would seem hard for the Celtic Tenors to distinguish themselves from other notable trios.Hearing their performances, it is no surprise that they do more than distinguish themselves as world class tenors.They know their fan base. They know their venues and they absolutely know their music.“We have been doing this for most of my adult life,” Nelson said. “We love it and as long as our fans love what we are doing, we will keep doing it.”The Classic Tenors performance presented by the Ocean City POPS at the Music Pier begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $35. For tickets call (609) 399-6111 or visit www.oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice. For more information about the Celtic Tenors visit www.celtic-tenors.com.
“Google is white bread for the mind… it’s filling, but it doesn’t necessarily offer nutritional content”– And we thought white bread was a good thing! Professor of media studies Tara Brabazon, at University of Brighton, frowns upon students using Google for research instead of the library
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As Britain’s national champion for advanced defence electronics, we are proud to be a part of Team Tempest. Work we have conducted under research and development programmes such as FOAS and FCAS has significantly advanced our thinking with regards to the complex electronics required for future air combat scenarios and we stand ready to support the future needs of the Royal Air Force. We are excited about the work that’s already been done, and the work still to do, on the FCAS TI programme and are all set for these activities to feed into the Typhoon successor programme. Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier at the launch of the Combat Air Strategy at Farnborough International Air Show. Crown copyright.Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier, said: Announcing the publication of the new Combat Air Strategy at the Farnborough International Airshow, the Defence Secretary said he had taken action to strengthen the UK’s role as a global leader in the sector and to protect key skills across the UK industrial base.He outlined the Strategy in front of the combat aircraft concept model which has been developed by UK industry in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence – being publicly unveiled for the first time, it acts as a powerful demonstration of the UK’s world leading technical capability and industrial expertise.Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: Defence Secretary launches Combat Air Strategy at Farnborough International Air Show. Crown copyright.For the last 100 years the UK combat air industrial sector has ensured the UK has been at the forefront of technological and engineering developments, delivering world leading capability to the RAF and our allies. This Strategy will ensure the UK continues to maintain this leading position.The Strategy outlines the way in which the UK will acquire future Combat Air capabilities to maximise the overall value the UK derives from the sector. The framework will balance military capability, international influence, and economic and prosperity benefit along with the overall cost.It reinforces the commitment in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review to deliver the Future Combat Air System Technology Initiative (FCAS TI). The Government, in partnership with industry, is taking steps to grow existing world-leading design engineering capacity and skills, ensuring that the UK continues to be at the cutting edge of combat air technology.The concept aircraft has been put together by British firms including BAE Systems, Leonardo, MBDA and Rolls-Royce, which have joined together with the RAF Rapid Capabilities Office to form ‘Team Tempest’ to pursue the opportunity.Team Tempest brings together the UK’s world leading industry and sovereign capabilities across future combat air’s four key technology areas: advanced combat air systems and integration (BAE Systems); advanced power and propulsion systems (Rolls-Royce); advanced sensors, electronics and avionics (Leonardo) and advanced weapon systems (MBDA).The MOD will now set up a dedicated team to deliver the combat air acquisition programme. They will deliver a business case by the end of the year, and have initial conclusions on international partners by next summer – with engagement with potential partners beginning immediately.Early decisions around how to acquire the capability will be confirmed by the end of 2020, before final investment decisions are made by 2025. The aim is then for a next generation platform to have operational capability by 2035.The UK is already a world-leader in the combat air sector, with a mix of skills and technologies unique in Europe, supporting over 18,000 highly skilled jobs. The sector delivers a turnover in excess of £6bn a year and has made up over 80% of defence exports from the UK over the last ten years.Investment in combat air technology, combined with the strengths of UK industry, has resulted in the UK being the only Tier 1 partner with the US on the F-35 Lightning II programme, with British industry delivering 15% by value of every F-35 built. The UK has been able to help define the operational capabilities of the aircraft, while reinforcing UK industrial capability, critical skills and supporting wider economic prosperity.The UK also continues to lead the way in combat air power as one of the four partner nations in the Eurofighter Typhoon programme. With more than 20,000 flying hours on deployed operations to date, the Typhoon delivers world leading capability, unparalleled reliability and proven interoperability with our allies. The MOD will continue to invest in the Typhoon for decades to come, with the best technologies being carried forward on to next-generation systems.The F-35 Lightning II and the Typhoon are two complementary multi-role combat aircraft that will make up the RAF’s combat air fleet, placing the UK at the forefront of combat air technology – with the Typhoon expected to remain in UK service until at least 2040. The UK’s combat air capability, built by generations of committed and highly skilled people through a century long partnership between the RAF and industry, is admired the world over. The UK Government’s Combat Air Strategy is a powerful statement of intent to invest in next generation combat air systems. We’re proud to play a key role in this important programme, with our world leading technology, capability and skills, which will contribute to the UK’s defence and prosperity for decades to come. Charles Woodburn, Chief Executive of BAE Systems, said: The Combat Air Strategy will bring together the best of our people, industry and international partners to support the RAF lift-off into the next century of air power. Team Tempest demonstrates our commitment in ensuring that we continue to build our capabilities, draw upon our experience and history to bring forward a compelling vision for the next generation fighter jet. In last 100 years, the RAF has led the way and today’s announcement is a clear demonstration of what lies ahead. MBDA is proud to be providing its complex weapons expertise to the Team Tempest partnership. Delivering effects is central to next generation combat air systems, and we will continue to invest in developing our world leading complex weapons and novel technologies to ensure the UK retains sovereign operational advantage and freedom of action in Combat Air. The strong partnership (through the Portfolio Management Agreement) between MBDA and the MoD has already changed the paradigm for complex weapons developments in the UK, delivered world leading capabilities to the UK Armed Forces and provided savings in terms of both time and money. The Team Tempest partnership has the potential to do the same for Combat Air. Norman Bone, Chairman and Managing Director of Leonardo in the UK, said: We have been a world leader in the combat air sector for a century, with an enviable array of skills and technology, and this Strategy makes clear that we are determined to make sure it stays that way. It shows our allies that we are open to working together to protect the skies in an increasingly threatening future – and this concept model is just a glimpse into what the future could look like. British defence industry is a huge contributor to UK prosperity, creating thousands of jobs in a thriving advanced manufacturing sector, and generating a UK sovereign capability that is the best in the world. Today’s news leaves industry, our military, the country, and our allies in no doubt that the UK will be flying high in the combat air sector as we move into the next generation. As the UK’s long-term power and propulsion partner, we warmly welcome the Government’s announcement of a Combat Air Strategy. The UK’s capability in combat air power and propulsion is at a critical point and this long-term commitment from Government will allow us to protect the expertise and key skills that are vital to retaining sovereign capability. It ensures that we are able to develop and deliver the advanced technologies that will be required in future combat air systems to help ensure our national security. Chris Allam, Managing Director of MBDA UK, said: Warren East, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce, said:
A red oak live tweets climate change Mercury levels in fish are on the rise Related Bernstein: That’s right. There’s a publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this year that examined the disproportionate exposure to pollution and asked the further question: “Who’s actually responsible for this pollution in the first place, in terms of consumption?” And African Americans and Latinos in the United States are responsible for substantially less than their fair share. So not only are they overexposed, but they’re not the ones making it. Gazette: Do you have a favorite policy solution? Bernstein: I’ve seen several paths forward from people I trust and respect, but regardless of the policy tool, what’s critical to me is that a strong lens gets put on the health and equity implications of whatever actions we take. There are few things more important to think about than the near- and long-term health effects on children, especially children whose health is already compromised. Gazette: Given intransigence at the federal level, there’s a temptation to be pessimistic on this issue. But it seems there is also a growing groundswell, and the states have continued to do things even absent the federal government. How are you feeling about his issue now?Bernstein: I don’t have time to be pessimistic. Besides, consider the fact that the states with the highest penetration of wind energy as a percentage of their electricity generation, depending on the year, are places you might not expect: Kansas, Iowa, and Oklahoma. We see more and more cities setting goals that include carbon neutrality, including some of the largest in the world, like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and many others. Cities are where most of the carbon pollution is coming from, so that’s an encouraging sign.We see the rapid development of renewables in other countries, and I think the global economy has seen the writing on the wall, and the wise money is increasingly investing in the technology that will dominate the future global economy and get us off fossil fuels. So there are all kinds of signs that things are moving in the right direction. The question is how fast we can move these things forward. That’s one reason why the health argument is important. If parents and children recognize that their health is in play and that it could be substantially better in a world without fossil fuels, they may be more eager to move forward.Gazette: What about goals here on campus?Bernstein: I was on the University Climate Change Task Force, and I think it’s important that we acknowledge that the University’s goal for 2050 went beyond carbon neutrality to fossil-fuel free. The University moved that way out of a recognition that fossil fuels don’t just put out carbon, they put out other forms of pollution that harms people, and that if we want a healthier, more just, and sustainable world, this was the right thing to do. As part of its coverage of Climate Week (Sept. 23-29), the Gazette is running a series of stories on the issues involved, while spotlighting areas of University involvement, including research and programs designed to make a difference. For more information, visit the Tackling Climate Change site.Global one-day strikes, driven by young people demanding action against climate change, are planned for Sept. 20 and 27, sandwiched around a meeting next week of world leaders on the issue at the United Nations. The protests grew out of 15-year-old Greta Thunberg’s strike last year outside the Swedish Parliament, during which she demanded climate action. The protest caused her to miss classes, which led to strikes by other students, and now to the global protests.To understand better the issues in play and the particular dangers that climate change poses for the world’s children, the Gazette spoke with Aaron Bernstein, co-director of the Harvard Chan School’s Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment and a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital.Q&AAaron BernsteinGazette: Global climate strikes, driven by youth, are planned for the next week. Do you see them as a good thing or a bad thing?Bernstein: The strikes make clear that our children recognize, perhaps more than us adults in the world, what’s at stake with climate change. They are going so far as to walk out of class to make us realize how much they care about this.Gazette: Adults often dismiss the protests of children because they’re seen as inexperienced and don’t understand the world. But in this case should we listen to them? Bernstein: Who has more at stake than the people on the planet who have the longest lifespans ahead of them? It may not be surprising that our children are leading on this because they’ve been educated on the subject, and many, perhaps most, adults have not. In many ways, they may understand what’s at stake for everybody, including themselves, more than the adults in the room. So there’s a compelling reason to listen to what they’re telling us about what needs to be done.Gazette: Your area of expertise is children’s health and climate. What’s at stake for them with regards to health?Bernstein: Climate change comes mostly from burning fossil fuels, and burning fossil fuels poses harms to children. Air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels can damage their developing lungs and brains. Children may have lifelong health impacts from the trauma that can come with extreme weather events, like hurricanes and wildfires.On the flip side, if we fight climate change and reduce reliance on fossil fuels, we can combat a host of childhood health problems such as obesity — arguably the single biggest threat to our children’s health today — because we’ll also have better air quality, better public transit, and more kids walking and biking. So, our fight to combat climate change is a fight for our children’s health, and when we succeed, we will have achieved an enormous health victory for our children. And what could be better than that? Gazette: What about changing patterns of disease? Will warming also bring pests and infectious disease further north?Bernstein: There’s reason to be concerned about warming and how rainfall events are becoming heavier, and what these mean for where insects that transmit disease might want to live. There’s evidence that ticks that transmit Lyme disease are moving northward into upper parts of New England, for instance. There’s some evidence that eastern equine encephalitis may be moving northward. We need to understand a lot more about how our changing climate may influence these diseases to keep people, and especially children, healthy.,What’s clear to me, though, about climate change and infections, whether we’re talking about dengue moving into the United States or other vector-borne diseases moving into New England, is that our job at controlling them doesn’t get easier as the rules of the game that govern where insects live change.Gazette: We’re essentially giving these diseases a boost? Bernstein: In places like New England, yes. In other places, where it may be too hot, we’re probably making it harder for them. Even if we don’t know precisely where and when climate change may be causing disease risk to wax or wane, one thing is for sure: We are setting ourselves up for unwelcome infectious disease surprises, and nobody I know likes those. Gazette: You testified on these issues before Congress this year. What was your reception?Bernstein: The pleasant surprise was that no one in that room — and there were people on both sides of the aisle — was debating the reality that humans are driving climate change. That was not the conversation. The conversation we did have is an important one. It was about how can we transition away from fossil fuels responsibly. There were representatives in that room who were from coal country in Kentucky, from fracking country in Ohio, and oil country in Louisiana. There were also people from California, Massachusetts, and New York, where that’s not the case.As we figure out how to prevent carbon pollution, it’s not fair to simply say “we’re going to do this,” and not think about the people who would have little, if any, economic opportunity if not for fossil fuels. We need a plan that includes them, and we’re starting to have that conversation. There’s an equity issue around making a just transition to a carbon-free economy, one that doesn’t bankrupt communities around the country. I think those who argue for decarbonization need to recognize that is part of the equation.Gazette: When you talk about equity in climate change solutions, are you talking specifically about minority populations, living in less desirable locations, near power plants, things like that?Bernstein: We know that air pollution that is associated with burning fossil fuels disproportionately affects black and Latino children in the United States. And their families are least responsible for that pollution. If we can reduce that pollution, which comes mostly from burning fossil fuels, they may benefit the most.Gazette: And when you say they’re “least responsible,” you mean because they use those resources less? “Who has more at stake than the people on the planet who have the longest lifespans ahead of them? It may not be surprising that our children are leading on this because they’ve been educated on the subject, and many, perhaps most, adults have not.” Tree in Harvard Forest outfitted with sensors, cameras, and other digital equipment sends out on-the-ground coverage Management Company to engage directly with world’s top carbon emitters to address climate change Harvard joins Climate Action 100+ As water temperatures increase, so does risk of exposure to toxic methylmercury
At present the U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn’t require labels for foods with genetically modified ingredients, but labeling proponents believe consumers have a right to be able to make informed choices about which foods they put into their bodies and support with their pocketbooks. Dear EarthTalk: Can you fill me in on what the “Just Label It” campaign is and what it is trying to accomplish?— Eric Altieri, Columbus, OHJust Label It is an effort spearheaded by organic farmers and food producers, consumer and public health advocates and environmentalists to persuade the federal government to require that foods with genetically engineered (GE) ingredients be labeled accordingly. Consumers have a right, they believe, to be able to make informed choices about which foods they put into their bodies and support with their pocketbooks.Most Americans aren’t aware that some 80 percent of processed foods at grocery stores contain GE (also known as “genetically modified,” or GM) ingredients—yet in polls 93 percent of us support the notion of mandatory labeling of such foods. At present the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t require labels for foods with GE ingredients.Proponents of Just Label It worry that genetically engineered plants (and animals) could wreak havoc on human health and natural ecosystems, given how little we know about them and their ability to proliferate beyond our control. Among the concerns: There has been no long-term health safety testing on GE ingredients because they are so new; unexpected mutations can occur which can introduce unknown toxins into the food supply; the increasing use of herbicide-resistant genes in crops is leading to the overuse of herbicides in general; and the planting of GE crops that are programmed to generate their own pesticides means that more pesticides are in our farms and fields than ever before. Perhaps most worrisome of all is that, unlike chemical pollution or even nuclear contamination, so-called “genetic pollution” (as some critics refer to GE) cannot be cleaned up after the fact once the proverbial genie is out of the bottle.“What unifies many of us is the belief that it’s our right to know,” Just Label It organizers report. The idea for the campaign grew out of a 2011 meeting of organic stakeholders organized by Organic Voices, a project that documents the oral history of organic farming and sustainable agriculture.The first order of business for the “Just Label It” campaign was to submit a legal petition—written by attorneys at the non-profit Center for Food Safety—to the FDA in September 2011 calling for the mandatory labeling of GE foods for sale in the United States. At this point, FDA is taking public comments on the petition and will issue a final ruling on it later in 2012.Consumers can make their opinions on the topic heard by FDA regulators by customizing and submitting the form letter available at the JustLabelIt.org home page. To date some 600,000 people have sent along comments to the FDA due to the campaign’s outreach efforts. Just Label It aims to get that number to one million by the end of spring 2012, and is now working with 450 different partner groups to help spread the word. Campaign organizers are hoping that this outpouring of support will resonate with FDA regulators when it comes time for them to decide whether or not the U.S. should join almost 50 other countries–including South Korea, Brazil, China, and the European Union—in requiring GE labeling across the board.CONTACTS: Just Label It, www.justlabelit.org; FDA, www.fda.gov; Center for Food Safety, www.centerforfoodsafety.org; Organic Voices, www.organicvoices.com.EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E – The Environmental Magazine ( www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: [email protected] Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trial.
30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In early September, I had an opportunity to attend a local event organized by the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI), a non-profit international organization that serves the financial payment industry and the public by providing information about financial fraud, fraud investigation and fraud prevention methods. With thousands of scams taking place every day, the event discussed how ID fraud is affecting consumers in different ways. More importantly, I learned some simple ways FIs can be vigilant and stay educated to protect your organizations and keep consumers’ identities safe.To get a sense of the fraud landscape, let’s take a look at some numbers.In 2014, according to a report released by Javelin Strategy and Research, 12.7 million U.S. consumers were victims of ID fraud losing a total of $16 billion. The report also notes that this number represents a three percent drop in the number of victims from last year. Even with this decrease, the number still remains very high.So, how is fraud happening and how can we protect ourselves?Many consumers rely on credit monitoring to notify them of possible fraud. However, credit monitoring may not be effective as it can take a year or more for victims to discover identity theft. By the time the crime is discovered, fraudsters could have applied for a loan, accepted a job, and filed tax returns all on the victim’s behalf. Credit monitoring services can help track the issues, but they don’t all work the same. Consumers should be sure they are notified in minutes or hours, and not in weeks or months. continue reading »
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