Ascis Shoes Wed, 11 May 2022 03:35:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ascis Shoes 32 32 How many of these ultimate Long Island summer activities have you done? Tue, 10 May 2022 09:00:00 +0000

Everyone has their own idea of ​​an ideal summer day on Long Island, whether it’s spending time in the sand at your favorite beach or enjoying the open waters en route to Fire Island. How many of these summer activities worthy of a to-do list help shape yours?

1. Walk your favorite beach promenade

A typical evening is spent picking a walk and taking a walk. If your favorite is Jones Beach, you can play on the playgrounds. If your evenings bring you to Long Beach, you bring your bike or go to a restaurant.

Just over two miles long, the Long Beach Boardwalk is a free and easy way to stroll along the beach without getting sand in your shoes. Credit: Yvonne Albinowski

2. Take a photo in front of the Big Duck

On your way to the East End you should always stop for a photo in front of the Big Duck. It was originally built in 1931. (1012 NY-24, Flanders)

The Big Duck in Flanders sits in the sun.

The Big Duck in Flanders sits in the sun. 1 credit

3. Try a wine flight on the North Fork

Your flight options are plentiful on North Fork. Whether you prefer reds or whites, you sip Long Island-produced wine at one of the many wineries such as Osprey’s Dominion (44075 Main Rd., Peconic), which has ample outdoor space, or at Rose Hill Vineyards (2000 Oregon Rd., Mattituck).

It's wine time.  A trip to the North Fork...

It’s wine time. A trip to the North Fork is a summer must-do. Credit: Jeffrey Basinger

4. Take the ferry to Fire Island

From family-friendly spots to lively bars and restaurants, discover what each Fire Island community has to offer.

Aboard the Fire Island Ferry to Ocean Beach Brian...

Aboard the ferry from Fire Island to Ocean Beach Brian Shea, Larchmont takes a selfie with his family. Credit: Daniel Goodrich

5. Eat burgers in the car at All American

A burger, hot dog, shake, fries or a knish – eat one or more on the street at All American Hamburger Drive-In in Massapequa (4286 Merrick Rd.).

People dine under the iconic neon lights of the famous...

People dine under the iconic neon lights of Long Island’s famous All American Hamburger Drive-In in Massapequa. Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

6. Cool off at a water park

Take the kids to cool off at a local water park for the afternoon and have fun too. Splish Splash in Calverton plans to revamp a super slide this season.

Sadie Rose walks through Wantagh Park water park in...

Sadie Rose walks through Wantagh Park water park in Wantagh. Credit: Howard Schnapp

7. See a movie under the stars

Outdoor or drive-in movies are a summer tradition for those who enjoy watching an outdoor movie with the whole family.

8. Watch the Bethpage Air Show

The United States Navy Blue Angels are fan favorites at the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach. This year’s show will include appearances from the Army’s Golden Knights Parachute Team, Mike Goulian and his Cirrus aerobatic plane, female aerobatic pilot Jessy Panzer, Long Island aerobatic star David Windmiller and the American Airpower Museum Warbirds. It takes place on May 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Blue Angels take flight during a rehearsal...

The Blue Angels take flight during a rehearsal for the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach in 2018.
Credit: Barry Sloan

9. Treat yourself to Italian ice cream

It’s an after-dinner specialty or a treat hanging by the pool. You usually drop by Ralph’s, Rita’s or whatever ice cream shop you prefer.

Watermelon ice cream from Ralph's Italian Ices.

Watermelon ice cream from Ralph’s Italian Ices. Credit: @jojoeatsli

10. Strike a pose at a lavender farm

Snap a photo while lounging in the colorful chairs surrounded by lavender in full bloom at Lavender by the Bay in East Marion (7540 Main Rd.).

Make your choice or stop at the 20 locations presented...

Take your pick or stop at the 20 locations featured on a self-guided North Fork hike to learn how farms and food suppliers do their jobs. Credit: Randee Daddona

11. Go out to the ball game

Root, root, root for the hometown of Long Island Ducks at Fairfield Properties Ballpark, formerly Bethpage Ballpark (3 Court House Dr., Central Islip). Tickets for the 2022 season start at $15 per game.

Long Island Ducks mascot QuackerJack appears at a rally to...

The Long Island Ducks mascot, QuackerJack, appears at a rally to celebrate the Long Island Ducks. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

12. Camp at the beaches of Wildwood or MTK

Become one with nature and spend a summer weekend camping in Wildwood at Wading River or on the beaches of Montauk.

Destiny Mejia, left, Rafael Torres, Brianna Cruz, Alisa Oppenheimer and...

Destiny Mejia, left, Rafael Torres, Brianna Cruz, Alisa Oppenheimer and Marissa Oppenheimer toast marshmallows outside their glamping cabin at Wildwood State Park in Wading River. Credit: Johnny Milano

13. Host your own Riverhead Shark Week

Experience the thrill of seeing sharks behind the glass at the Long Island Aquarium (431 E. Main St., Riverhead).

The Long Island Aquarium and Exposition Center in Riverhead.

The Long Island Aquarium and Exposition Center in Riverhead. Credit: Randee Daddona

14. Surf Ditch Plains Beach in Montauk

Take a ride to this hotspot on the Montauk Peninsula, with both active waves and non-rocky sand (18 Ditch Plains Rd., Montauk).

Montauk's Connie Sargent goes surfing at...

Montauk’s Connie Sargent goes surfing at Ditch Plains Beach in Montauk. Credit: Randee Daddona

15. Cheer on your favorite horse at Belmont

Racing takes place at the 90,000 seat Belmont Park track in Elmont where American Pharoah (2015) and Justify (2018) won the Triple Crown (2150 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont).

16. Climb Montauk Point Lighthouse

Visit this National Historic Landmark, built in 1796, and climb the 128 steps of the spiral staircase to the Guard Bridge 86 feet in the air to admire the view (2000 Montauk Hwy., Montauk).

The Montauk Point Lighthouse is a National Historic Landmark...

Montauk Point Lighthouse is a National Historic Landmark commissioned by George Washington and built in 1796. Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

17. Peek at a Gold Coast mansion

Gatsby-era splendor lives on in luxury properties open to the public, including Mill Neck Manor, a neo-Tudor mansion and former home of Robert and Lillian Dodge built in 1923, on 86 acres overlooking Long Island Sound or the castle from Oheka, Otto Hermann Kahn’s 109,000-square-foot, 127-room estate in Cold Spring Harbor (40 Frost Mill Rd., Mill Neck; 135 West Gate Dr., Huntington).

Oheka Castle in Huntington, built by financier and philanthropist Otto...

Oheka Castle in Huntington, built by financier and philanthropist Otto Hermann Kahn, was “Xanadu” in the opening of the classic 1941 film, “Citizen Cane.” Credit: Oheka Castle

18. Take your pup to a dog park

Your furry friend roams freely at Eisenhower Park Dog Park in East Meadow (576 Salisbury Park Dr.), Eugene Nickerson Beach Park Dog Park in Lido Beach (880 Lido Blvd.) or Tully Dog Park in New Hyde Park where there’s artificial turf, fine gravel, a water station, and play equipment such as tunnels and jumping obstacles (211 Denton Ave.).

19. Go crabbing and clam fishing

Grab a long-handled net and the appropriate permit and go to a wharf that allows you to search for crabs. Northwest Harbor in East Hampton, for example, requires a permit.

Stephen Curti of St. James holds his bounty of clams...

Stephen Curti of St. James holds his earned clam bounty after a short time spent collecting clams at Stony Brook Harbor in St. James. Credit: Daniel Brennan

20. Satisfy your lobster roll craving

End your summer with a bite of a delicious seasonal lobster roll from one of Long Island’s seafood shacks – everyone’s got a favorite.

Hot Connecticut lobster roll with tarragon citrus butter, coleslaw...

Hot Connecticut lobster roll with citrus tarragon butter, coleslaw and julienne fries at Lazy Lobster in East Rockaway. Credit: Daniel Brennan

Burglary suspect caught on camera stealing items from an electronics store in Silver Spring Mon, 09 May 2022 17:46:23 +0000

Surveillance video has been released of a suspect wanted for two burglaries at a Metro by T-Mobile store in Montgomery County and police are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

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The burglaries occurred on March 3 at around 11:30 p.m. and March 29 at around 10:30 p.m. at the Metro by T-Mobile store in the 12200 block of Veirs Mill Rd. in Silver Spring.

Investigation by detectives determined that the suspect broke into the store, stole an undisclosed amount of merchandise and fled the scene.

READ MORE: McDonald’s armed robbery filmed in Montgomery County; the police are looking for a suspect

Detectives reviewed the store’s surveillance cameras and obtained a physical description of the suspect. Detectives have determined that the same suspect committed these commercial burglaries.

PHOTO: Montgomery County Police

The suspect is described as an older adult black male, of medium height, medium build, with a tattoo near his left wrist, wearing a black mask, two-tone gray jacket, blue jeans and black shoes.

Anyone with information regarding this suspect or crime is asked to call the 4th District Investigative Section at 240-773-5530 or 240-773-TIPS, or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1- 866-411-TIPS (8477).


A reward of up to $10,000 is offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Callers can remain anonymous.

]]> Fashion: Six of the coolest shoe trends to adopt this summer Mon, 09 May 2022 00:15:46 +0000

As the sun peeks through and it starts to look like barbecue time, many of us have started to think seriously about our summer wardrobes.

The question is: what will your look be this season? One of the best ways to elevate an outfit is with a killer pair of shoes – either a statement style or something that goes with everything.

A few key trends have already started to emerge, especially since the US festival season kicked off with Coachella, giving us a glimpse of the big shoe trends this summer. Y2K styles reign supreme — especially paired with other 2000s trends like low-rise jeans and mini skirts — as well as lumpy, “ugly” sandals that are all about maximalism.

Want to expand your wardrobe for the spring/summer season? Try these shoe trends for size…


The 70s have been back for a while now, with bell bottoms and halter tops dominating Instagram. The era is even making its way to our feet, with chunky, bold platform heels.

Take inspiration from Naomi Campbell modeling shimmering black mega platforms for Lanvin – they might not be the easiest things to walk on, but they definitely make a statement. Really channel disco fun in bold colors, metallic hues and sky-high heels.

Zara high heel platform sandals, £32.99

River Island White Zebra Print Bow Platform Pumps, £50


Don’t quite have time to sort out your feet, but still want to wear a transitional shoe? Clogs are the answer – they’ll give your feet an instant update (without having to show your nails just yet).

These are shoes to stand out in – stomping and extremely satisfying to wear. For a classic take on the trend, opt for neutral tones — think beiges or creams — or give it a pop of bright colors or plush details. Perfect worn with a summer skirt or straight jeans.

M&S Suede Block Heel Clogs in Black, £59

River Island Beige Studded Heeled Clogs, £60


Speaking of plush details, the Y2K influence is on the runways more than ever – with brands like Altuzarra and Fendi making cute, tactile accent shoes for Spring/Summer.

Whether it’s sheepskin, feathers or a bit of down, this trend is all about having a little fun with your shoes. To really make sure you’re channeling the 2000s, choose bubblegum colors like hot pinks or pastel blues.

Oliver Bonas Borg Blue Faux Shearling Strappy Slippers, £28

ASOS Design Nettle Faux Feather Embellished Heeled Mules in Apricot, £38

4. Sporty sandals

Chunky sandals have been in fashion for a few seasons, and now they’re taking on a sporty twist. For a grown-up approach, go for monochromatic colors (Proenza Schouler and Chloe both championed athletic black sandals for summer), or you can go all out in bright, contrasting colors.

Think wetsuit materials, lots of rubber and Velcro straps – if they remind you of the sandals you wore in the 90s, you’re probably on the right track.

Zara Leather Flat Sandals, £79.99

Call It Spring by ALDO Ruthie Vegan Sporty Sandals in Orange, £27.99, ASOS


The return of cowboy boots is part of the unmissable revival of the 2000s. Luckily, we don’t have to pair them with boho skirts and chunky belts (unless you want to, of course).

This time around it’s a more understated take on cowboy boots – stripped down and with fewer flashy details. For this trend, you’ll probably recognize the shoe shape as distinctly Western – but that’s about the only thing giving it away. Instead of wearing them to trap livestock, they’re ideal for those days in between when spring showers reign supreme.

Joe Browns Southern Slouch Boots, £70, Next

Anderson Western Chelsea Heeled Booties in Black Leather, £40 (was £92), Office


If Louis Vuitton, Dior and Valentino are all getting into this trend, there must be something in it. Super strappy and with as many studs and curls as you can handle is key to nailing this look.

It’s the kind of shoe that will make you feel like you’re instantly on vacation, and you can choose a style to suit your sense of minimalism or maximalism.

Monsoon Strap Tan Leather Covered Sandals, £39

Kin Lauren Leather Chunky Sole Buckle Sandals in khaki, £59, John Lewis

QuickQuid and Pounds to Pocket borrowers receive payment news Sat, 07 May 2022 15:00:00 +0000

Borrowers who were wrongly sold loans they couldn’t afford by two companies that went bankrupt will get a little more back than they expected.

Around 78,500 QuickQuid and Pounds to Pocket borrowers will be reimbursed some of the interest and fees charged to them at a rate of 53.5p for each pound due over the next two weeks, it has been confirmed.

The joint administrators of Grant Thornton initially told borrowers to expect a payment of between 30 and 50 pence for every £1 of interest, fees and charges paid on their badly sold loans, plus 8% interest. But this week they contacted customers to say they will in fact receive 53.5p per £1 due, plus interest.

Read more: More families are turning to payday loans as the cost of living crisis rages

The update comes after CashEuroNet, of which payday lenders QuickQuid and (formerly known as Pounds to Pocket) were part, went into administration in 2019 and ceased lending.

The claims portal for those who believed they were mis-sold a loan closed last February, so it’s too late to start a new claim. Customers who claimed before then should have received a decision on their claim by the end of June 2021, and another email this week detailing the amount they will recover. It is also too late to appeal decisions made by Grant Thornton, as borrowers had 21 days from receiving an initial decision on their application in June 2021 to do so.

When you submitted an application, you were required to include contact details, as well as the bank details you used when taking out your loan, and these will be the details that Grant Thornton will use to provide updates on your application. Any payment due will be transferred this week or the next.

It is now too late to update your contact details with Grant Thornton. A check will therefore be sent to the address you indicated during your complaint. If your address is no longer correct, contact CashEuroNet customer service on 0800 0163 250.

Payday loans and other short-term loans have been widely mis-sold and dozens of short-term lenders have gone bankrupt, including former Newcastle United sponsor Wonga, leaving customers with legitimate complaints to get payouts greatly reduced – or even find it’s too late to complain if their lender has gone bankrupt.

If you couldn’t afford to repay the loan, or the lender didn’t properly check your finances, you may be able to get your money back, as lenders need to review your finances to make sure you can pay the loan. loan and fees. If, as was often the case, this was not done correctly and you should not have received the money, or if the costs or repayment schedule were unclear, you have been wronged. sold.

Citizens Advice has a guide to making a complaint, including a sample letter to send to your lender here.

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]]> Bird flu spreads in Maryland, killing chickens and vultures Fri, 06 May 2022 23:12:41 +0000

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About 3.2 million confirmed cases of bird flu have been found in chickens on six farms in Maryland and Delaware over the past two months, agriculture officials said Friday, amid a larger issue wide with the virus that is quietly sweeping the country.

Eighty black vultures from Harford County, Maryland were also recently found dead from highly pathogenic avian flu, officials said, near wildlife areas along the Susquehanna River.

Agricultural authorities in Maryland and Delaware said they had reports of chickens on farms infected with bird flu since February. The vultures have been found over the past two weeks.

Thirty-seven million chickens and turkeys have been slaughtered on US farms since February due to the latest outbreak, according to the Department of Agriculture, and around 950 cases of bird flu have been found in wild birds, including at minus 54 bald eagles.

Bird flu is wreaking unprecedented havoc on bald eagles and other birds

In Virginia, officials said they detected bird flu in February among a “barnyard flock” of about 90 turkeys, chickens and ducks in Fauquier County. There has been no bird flu detected in DC, officials said.

“The numbers are just staggering in terms of poultry,” said Virginia State Veterinarian Charlie Broaddus.

One of the biggest factors in the spread of bird flu this year, he said, is that it is carried by wild ducks and geese which are infected but “usually unaffected”.

“They are carriers,” Broaddus said, “but the genetic sequence has the potential to make domesticated birds much, much sicker.”

Broaddus said large farms that have hens producing eggs that “end up in the supermarket” tend to be large-scale operations, where the flu can spread quickly. Sometimes, he said, chickens on farms become infected when a farmer or worker “accidentally tracks down goose droppings near a pond” and then brings them into the chicken farm.

“It only takes one to get infected before passing it on to others,” Broaddus said.

Many wild birds don’t always show signs of the virus, but it can be easily transmitted between birds through their droppings or through respiratory secretions, experts said.

Delaware-Maryland HPAI Joint Information Center agricultural officials expressed concern on vultures because they are scavengers and “if they eat a bird infected with avian flu, whether it’s a migratory bird like a Canada goose, other waterfowl or another vulture, they ingest the virus and can then get sick and die.”

“We want to make sure they take action to stop the spread of the virus so they don’t inadvertently carry it to other areas with high populations of wild birds,” said Stacey Hofmann, spokesperson for the center. joint command.

Officials at command centers in Maryland and Virginia say they have response teams to ‘move’ quickly to try to stop the spread of bird flu and are encouraging farmers to be ‘proactive in taking action’. ensure that the vultures do not stop at their farms”.

The high number of black vultures found in the wild in Harford County is particularly alarming to some experts, as it means the birds are spreading the virus by eating carcasses.

“That’s a lot of vultures to catch bird flu at once,” said Dan Rauch, the district wildlife biologist. “Vultures move to where their food sources are, so they move everywhere.

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“They feed and roost together, allowing this highly pathogenic disease to spread quickly,” he said. The birds “then excrete the virus through their saliva, mucus and feces”.

“He gets into the community and stays,” Rauch said. “It’s not good.”

Agriculture experts from the Maryland-Delaware Joint Command Center advised the public to “help limit the spread of disease by not moving bird droppings via their shoes to other wild bird habitats” . People should also change shoes and clean dirty shoes after visiting a wilderness or natural area.

Experts said “spraying the bottom of your shoes with a common household cleaner such as Lysol or a diluted bleach spray will kill the bird flu virus,” according to a statement from the command center. For those with pet birds or poultry at home, authorities recommend “washing your hands, changing clothes and cleaning your shoes after visiting areas frequented by wild birds”.

]]> Find out why Lululemon shoppers are calling it “the best bra ever” — and it’s on sale Thu, 05 May 2022 19:30:36 +0000

The Lululemon Free to Be Serene Longline Bra Light Support is a shopper-approved choice for spring and summer.

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Savvy shoppers know Thursday is the day to browse lululemonit is We’ve done too much page.

If you didn’t know, every Thursday the retailer adds a slew of new picks to its We Made Too Much section – and this week’s new additions feature some of the brand’s most coveted items, like their Align the bra and Quick and free shortsas well as some under the radar scores, like this ribbed bodysuit.

This week, Yahoo Canada editors watch one We’ve done too much article in particular: Free to Be Serene Light Support Longline Bra.

Free to Be Serene Longline Bra Light Support (Photo via Lululemon)

Free to Be Serene Longline Bra Light Support (Photo via Lululemon)

$39 $64 at Lululemon

Why Buyers Love It

This bra offers comfortable support with full coverage for C and D cups, and is made from low friction Luxtreme fabric.

Buyers say they “love it”.

“I like the length of the longline, [which offers] a little more coverage for me,” one shopper said.

Another shopper said he felt like he was wearing nothing, while being supported.

“Love the length and support,” read one review. “It covers a good amount of skin, so you can wear it with high-waisted pants and a light jacket for morning workouts.”

One person calls it “the best bra ever”, adding that it’s “super comfortable and pretty”.

“This is by far the most comfortable Lululemon sports bra I’ve owned to date,” said one shopper. “I have so many others that fit well, not the most comfortable and tightest fits, but this one is the best.”

According to reviewers, this versatile bra is perfect for many types of activities, from high-impact cardio to weightlifting. Some buyers mention that it may feel comfortable at first, but stretches out after some wear.

Looking for something else? Learn more about Lululemon’s We Made Too Much Page, and check out 10 more of our favorite We Made Too Much finds below. do not forget to check back every Thursday for our top picks of the week.

Ribbed yoga bodysuit (Photo via Lululemon)

Ribbed yoga bodysuit (Photo via Lululemon)

This is your new go-to bodysuit, made from soft, ribbed Luxtreme fabric for the most comfortable support throughout your yoga practice.

from $29 $78 at Lululemon

Wunder Train Bra (Photo via Lululemon)

Wunder Train Bra (Photo via Lululemon)

This sports bra, ideal for C and D cups, features fast-drying, medium-support Everlux fabric.

from $29 $54 at Lululemon

Fitting and aligning the bra (Photo via Lululemon)

Fitting and aligning the bra (Photo via Lululemon)

This Align bra is made from the same deliciously soft Nulu fabric you already know and love.

$39 from $58 at Lululemon

Ventlight Zip Suit (Photo via Lululemon)

Ventlight Zip Suit (Photo via Lululemon)

Dress up (and look cool) with ease in this zip-up jumpsuit, made from breathable WovenAir fabric and featuring a relaxed fit.

$109 $158 at Lululemon

Fast and Free 8 High Rise Shorts

Quick and Free 8″ High Rise Shorts (Photo via Lululemon)

Experience pure running freedom with these high waisted shorts in lightweight Nulux fabric.

from $44 $74 at Lululemon

3-pack of earloop face masks (Photo via Lululemon)

3-pack of earloop face masks (Photo via Lululemon)

This non-medical face mask is comfortable for everyday wear, made from breathable Luxtreme fabric and features adjustable ear loops.

$19 $38 at Lululemon

Swiftly Tech 2.0 Long Sleeve Shirt (Photo via Lululemon)

Swiftly Tech 2.0 Long Sleeve Shirt (Photo via Lululemon)

The Swiftly Tech collection features a seamless construction that prevents chafing. The snug fit and run length of this top helps keep you from riding up throughout your run.

from $54 $78 at Lululemon

Cool Racerback Tank Top (Photo via Lululemon)

Cool Racerback Tank Top (Photo via Lululemon)

This racerback tank top is a yogi favourite, made from buttery soft Nulu fabric and featuring a slim fit.

$34 $52 at Lululemon

Free To Be Wild High Neck Bra (Photo via Lululemon)

Free To Be Wild High Neck Bra (Photo via Lululemon)

This light support bra is ideal for A and B cups and is made from smooth, low friction material for the most comfortable support during your yoga.

$49 $74 at Lululemon

Scuba High-Rise Jogger 7/8 Length (Photo via Lululemon)

Scuba High-Rise Jogger 7/8 Length (Photo via Lululemon)

Hang on to the coziest high-waisted joggers, made from a cotton-blend fleece fabric, in a gorgeous tie-dye print.

$109 $138 at Lululemon

Reinvigorating high-rise harvesting 23

Invigorating 23″ High Rise Crop (Photo via Lululemon)

Designed for training, these high-waisted leggings are made from the brand’s fastest-drying Everlux fabric and feature four-way stretch.

from $69 from $128 at Lululemon

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The Invictus Games were ‘one of the best things’ this flag bearer has ever experienced Thu, 05 May 2022 13:27:25 +0000

Junior Gosse competed in cycling at the Invictus Games in the Netherlands in April. (Submitted by Ryan Gosse)

Junior Gosse joined the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in Corner Brook a long time ago as a young infantryman in the reserves, but he never forgot his roots.

His years of service in the Canadian Forces culminated in a proud moment in April when the retired soldier was Canada’s flag bearer at the Invictus Games in the Netherlands.

Gosse, from the town of Massey Drive, recently returned from an international sports competition for serving and retired soldiers who are injured, injured or ill.

“The problem with getting into these Games is that it’s not about winning. Just being there and being part of it is what counts,” Gosse said. “Every time there was an event that ended, there was a presentation of the gold, silver and bronze medals. And that was the last thing you heard of. so no countdown, no dashboards.”

Career took a toll

Gosse’s military career has taken him to postings across Canada as well as in Iran and Somalia. Notably, in November 1979, Gosse was one of the military police officers on security duty at the Canadian Embassy in the Iranian capital of Tehran who assisted in the rescue of six diplomats during the hostage crisis in Iran. United States Embassy in Iran.

Gosse, now 66, said his 28-year career in the Canadian Forces left him with post-traumatic stress disorder and other injuries sustained while serving in the military with which, although not visible, it must have lived over the years.

“Before I started, I was struggling. I needed medical intervention for my physical and mental health,” Gosse said.

“The Invictus Games are there to get you involved in the sport and to help you with your recovery. And they certainly did that and far exceeded my expectations of what they could do for me.…It has does wonders for me.”

The Canadian team is pictured at the Invictus Games in The Hague, Netherlands. (Submitted by Ryan Gosse)

Delayed by COVID

Gosse decided to put his name forward to compete after watching previous Invictus Games on television, even though he was not actively involved in any particular sport at the time. Gosse was selected in 2019 to attend but, due to the pandemic, the Games were postponed to 2020 and 2021.

“For me and my teammates, it was quite a tough battle to find practice time or a place to practice,” Gosse said. “It hurt our teammates.”

Gosse said it was difficult to wait for their turn to compete. Some members of the team originally chosen to leave were no longer healthy enough to do so, and one of Gosse’s teammates had died in the years that followed.

Gosse walked the remaining distance of cycling qualifying after suffering a puncture during the race. (Submitted by Ryan Gosse)

Honored to carry the flag

Gosse said a memorable Invictus Games moment was carrying the Canadian flag for Team Canada during the opening ceremonies.

“To be able to carry the flag at a ceremony in Holland, where 77 years ago other veterans liberated Holland, [it’s] an experience that I cannot describe, difficult to put into words,” Gosse said.

Gosse competed in wheelchair basketball and cycling, but he suffered a setback in cycling competition that could have left him feeling defeated. Gosse’s rear tire blew on his bike as he rounded a corner in qualifying, but he didn’t let that stop him, opting instead to cover the remaining 2.5 kilometers on foot, running in racing shoes. cycling. Gosse’s son, Ryan, met him as he approached the final corner and raced with him to the finish.

“There were long applause and loud cheers for me to cross the finish line,” Gosse said.

Gosse also competed in wheelchair basketball at the Games. (Submitted by Ryan Gosse)

son and fan

Ryan Gosse said being at the Games as a spectator with his mother was inspirational.

“For the amount of emotion there was for the contestants, I think it was just as emotional for the friends and family who supported them,” said Ryan Gosse.

Even growing up in a military family, with his mother and father having served and his brother currently serving, Ryan Gosse said he didn’t fully understand the bond members of the military shared until he sees them together at the Games.

“For someone who is a civilian, it certainly sheds a lot of light on the things that the Armed Forces family has to go through on a daily basis,” Ryan Gosse said.

Junior Gosse and his son Ryan Gosse are pictured at the Games. (Submitted by Ryan Gosse)

once in a lifetime

Being part of the Invictus Games was an experience Junior Gosse said he struggled to put into words.

He said it is a unique camaraderie that stems from the fact that all participants share the experience of being injured while serving their country.

And, since current and retired Canadian soldiers only attend the Invictus Games once, Gosse said, it’s a special memory he will cherish for the rest of his life.

“The experience was so inspiring, heartwarming and heartbreaking all at the same time,” Gosse said. “It’s one of the best things I’ve ever been involved in.”

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]]> The CFPB will revitalize its power to examine non-bank companies Wed, 04 May 2022 21:42:15 +0000

On April 25, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced plans to revitalize its authority to review “non-bank” financial companies that pose risks to consumers. Although the CFPB has held this authority since its creation in 2010, the agency has rarely invoked it, leaving it largely “dormant”. The CFPB’s announcement marks a possible reversal of this trend.

Supervision of “non-banks”

In addition to large depository institutions, the CFPB’s supervisory authority extends to certain “non-banks”, ie non-custodial financial institutions that do not have a banking charter. Many “fintechs” are not banks. In general, fintechs use technology to provide financial products and services to consumers nationwide.

Three categories of non-banks currently fall under the CFPB’s non-bank supervision program:

  • firstall non-bank mortgages, private student loans and payday loans, regardless of size;1

  • secondnon-banks in certain other markets – such as consumer reporting, debt collection, student loan servicing, international remittances and auto loan servicing – if they qualify as a “larger participant” in the market, as determined by thresholds set by CFPB rules;2 and

  • third, non-banks that operate in any sector or market, if the CFPB has reasonable grounds to determine that their activities pose risks to consumers. Actionable risks include unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices, or any other act or practice that may violate federal consumer finance law.3

This is the third category in which CFPB oversight has been largely dormant. The CFPB noted that while a 2013 rule of procedure sets out the procedures for the CFPB to determine whether the conduct of a non-banking business poses risks to consumers, the CFPB has not used this rule and comes “to begin to invoke that authority”. CFPB Director Rohit Chopra noted that “CFPB is now using dormant authority to compel non-banks to the same standards as banks,” which will provide CFPB with “critical agility to move as quickly as the market, allowing [the CFPB] to conduct reviews of financial companies posing risks to consumers and stop the damage before it spreads. Director Chopra’s words therefore signal the CFPB’s intention to make full use of its supervisory authorities to regulate non-bank providers of consumer financial products and services, including firms that would not qualify for supervision under the CFPB “large participant” rule.

Increased transparency on risk determinations

With its new invocation of authority to regulate risks posed by non-banks, the CFPB issued a new rule of procedure to shed light on the process it uses to determine risk.

The CFPB uses a variety of sources to identify risks, including CFPB complaints, whistleblower complaints, court and administrative decisions, information obtained from state or federal partners, and news reports. When faced with a potential decision by the CFPB that their activities pose risks to consumers, non-banks are warned and given the opportunity to respond.4 Existing CFPB rules consider all documents, records and communications related to these risk determination procedures to be “confidential”, protecting them from public disclosure.

The CFPB’s new procedural rule creates an exception to the rule of confidentiality for a final “decision or order” by the Director that determines that the respondent is subject to the CFPB’s supervisory authority because of the risks that his conduct poses to consumers.5 Within seven days of being served with the Director’s decision or order, the respondent may file a submission regarding their confidentiality. The Director will then determine whether the decision or order will be deemed confidential or made public, in whole or in part, on the CFPB website. The proposed rule notes that this exception is based on “a public interest in transparency regarding those potentially important decisions of the director as head of the agency.” The rule also opens the door to decisions or orders being used as a “precedent in future proceedings”.

The CFPB said its new rule of procedure is exempt from the notice and comment requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act because it is a “rule of organization, procedure or practice of the agency “. Nevertheless, the CFPB welcomes public comments and may modify the rule of procedure based on the comments. Comments are expected by May 31, 2022.

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The CFPB’s decision comes amid growing pressure from some congressional lawmakers who have called for tougher regulation of fintechs and other emerging banking alternatives. Director Chopra has previously raised concerns about the risks of consumers turning to less heavily regulated non-banks for an ever-expanding range of financial services. Last October, the CFPB issued orders to collect information on the business practices of major technology companies operating payment systems in the United States, including Apple, Facebook and Google. This was followed by a survey last December of companies offering increasingly popular buy now, pay later (BNPL) credits: Affirm, Afterpay, Klarna, PayPal and Zip.

It’s too early to tell if the CFPB’s announcement signals the start of an era of heightened scrutiny for non-banks, or if it was a token gesture to allay the concerns of fintech critics. . Along with some members of Congress, those critics include traditional banks, who have accused fintechs of playing on a level playing field given their less stringent regulatory environment.

The CFPB’s new transparency rule leaves significant open questions about its application, at least in its current form. The proposed rule does not codify any standard governing the Director’s determination of when to make a decision or order public, although the CFPB “welcomes” comments on whether such a standard would be appropriate in the final rule. The rule also does not specify how soon a decision or order will be published after the Director determines that publication is appropriate. There is also no administrative mechanism to appeal the Director’s decision. This means that a non-bank wishing to challenge the agency’s supervisory authority assertion under the rule must seek other avenues of redress, including possibly seeking judicial review under the Banking Act. administrative procedures.


1 12 USC § 5514(a)(1)(A), (D), & (E).

2 Identifier. § 5514(a)(1)(B) (covering “a larger participant in a market for other consumer financial products or services, as defined by” the CFPB rules). To see 12 CFR Part 1090 (containing CFPB rules defining major participants in certain markets for consumer financial products and services).

3 Identifier. § 5514(a)(1)(C).

4 Identifier. § 5514(a)(1)(C).

5 To see 12 CFR §§ 1091.103(b)(2), .109(a), & .113(e).

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The annulment of Roe v. Wade ‘isn’t human,’ says DC congressional candidate Tue, 03 May 2022 22:56:10 +0000

Wendy Hamilton says she will fight with all the power she has to stop abortion rights from being overturned in the United States

The abortion debate is at the forefront of the United States after Politico released a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft decision on Monday showing a majority of justices voted to overturn Roe v. Wade.

If the 1973 ruling is reversed, the right to abortion would no longer be constitutionally guaranteed in the United States and states would be free to pass their own abortion laws.

About two dozen states already have laws, or have promised laws, that would reduce or end access to abortion if Roe is struck down.

Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed the project was genuine in a statement, calling the leak a “singular and flagrant violation”.

Politico notes that the draft decision is not final and that “judges can and sometimes do change their votes.” A final decision is expected before the end of June.

Shortly after the leak, pro-choice and anti-abortion protesters confronted outside the United States Supreme Court in Washington.

Hamilton — an ordained and hardworking education minister who is running as the Democratic candidate for Congress in the District of Columbia — was there. Here is part of his conversation with As it happens guest host Helen Mann.

What was your first reaction when you saw this decision leaked last night?

I could not believe it. It was a shock. It was outrage.

I had just got home and thought I was going to relax, took off my shoes, opened Twitter, saw Roe v. Wade get knocked down, put my shoes back on and head straight to the Supreme Court because I just couldn’t stay in the house at the time.

Tell me about those moments, those hours after you put on those running shoes and went to the Supreme Court. How was it outside that building last night?

I just wanted to be with people who I know felt the same way. I had no sign with me. I had nothing.

So it was just groups of people looking at each other solemnly and that. But as the crowd started to grow, and certainly when pro-life protesters showed up and challenged the rest of the crowd, it started and erupted. Then the energy started going and we were kind of going head to head.

If this draft judgment is finally passed by a majority of the justices of the court, what does that mean for women across the United States?

What this ultimately means is that it depends on your condition. So depending on the position of your states, you know, they can put certain things in place. I’ve seen California before. They have already risen. The governor and a few others, they will present a resolution to codify it [the right to abortion] in California.

But if you’re in more conservative states like Alabama and need an abortion for a medical condition…you have to drive 1,100 miles to Illinois to meet your health care needs. And that’s where it’s going to be a problem.

WATCH | Biden comments on Roe vs. Wade:

Biden says overturning Roe v. Wade would be “radical”

US President Joe Biden has said a whole host of rights would be in jeopardy if the Supreme Court acts on a new draft opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade of 1973 which legalized abortion. 1:59

And especially with maternal mortality rates among African American women which are very high. It is [Black] Maternal Health Week. We just adopted that for black women. You are therefore endangering the health of black women and women of color by suggesting that [based on] where they might live, they cannot meet their health care needs because of how you might feel about a particular problem.

It’s not safe, it’s not human and it won’t last.

How do you think this will affect US policy?

It will really show us what we are made of. Honestly, if we’re actually going to put our money where our mouths are or where our votes are. And I say that as a Democratic candidate, but for Democrats in particular.

Right now in the United States we have a Democratic House, we have a Democratic Senate, and we have the Presidency. We have the three chambers of government. There’s no reason why Joe Biden, my president, didn’t get up this morning and decide we were going to end it. the buccaneer and we’ll make sure to codify Roe c. Wade and other things — voting rights, equality law [for LGBT people].

All of these things that the Democrats promised to make possible for Americans are blocked by Republican senators who won’t vote for any of them, and the filibuster, as it is organized. So that gives the Democrats an opportunity to step in now and do what they said they were going to do, because that’s what we voted them for. It’s their time.

It’s time for President Biden to prove his mettle as a Democratic president who ran on promises to protect Roe v. Wade, to pass these human rights laws that we’re talking about. It’s his time. If he does not meet this challenge, it will set us back decades.

It’s not just Joe Biden, is it? I want to say, [former] President [Barack] Obama once promised to codify that as well and didn’t end up following through. So as a Democrat, when you look at the party you support, do you feel like they dropped the ball on that a long time ago? That they somehow failed to protect the right to abortion?

Let’s say that no party is perfect. And although I’m a Democrat, I run based on politics and who’s going to get things done. And so I’m not going to denigrate one party over the other, because it takes two to tango, right?

So yes, absolutely. Obama said he was going to do the same, but there was a Republican Congress. There was only the Democratic House and the Senate for the first part of his presidency. And he was pulling us out of a quagmire that we had just come out of [former U.S. president George W.] Bush.

It is possible that President Biden is facing the same circumstances as Obama and has in fact [an] even worse situation and lose both houses. I’m just wondering: you said you’re not going to let this happen, but what can you really do to stop it?

When I say I’m going to stop him, I mean whatever I can do. Right now, I’m not necessarily in a strong position in Congress to be able to vote one way or the other.

But I live here in the District of Columbia, so I have the ability to come down and plead, protest, show up like I did last night, do online outreach, whatever it is should. I just need to feel like I’m not sitting at home and letting this historic moment pass without making every effort to prevent it from happening.

I am just one person. But there’s power in numbers, and I’m not the only one.

Hamilton joined pro-choice protesters outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Monday night. (Wendy Hamilton/Twitter)

Written by Sheena Goodyear with files from CBC News. Interview conducted by Chris Harbord. The questions and answers have been edited for length and clarity.

]]> GMB’s Ranvir Singh looks stunning in her red M&S midi dress – and it’s so flattering! Tue, 03 May 2022 13:55:31 +0000

Sophie Bates

Ranvir Singh impressed Hello Brittany viewers on Monday with her gorgeous midi dress in a bold red – and it’s available to buy now.

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The Finery London dress features a slightly puffed collar and sleeves, with a front zip fastening. The midaxi is elegantly tied with the belt for a flattering finish, giving us a vintage-inspired look we can’t get enough of.

Ranvir paired the dress with a pair of Aldo stilettos in the most beautiful pattern. The pink and orange ombre effect complements the red dress perfectly, and we’re sure the unique shoes will sell out fast.

Luckily, we found Ranvir’s look – and both the dress and the heels are available in stores now.

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Finery London Belted Midi Dress, £89, Marks & Spencer



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Ranvir’s stylist Debbie Harper took to Instagram to share the presenter’s latest look.


Ranvir paired her red midaxi dress with a pair of ombre effect heels

Ranvir wore her hair in loose girls for an effortlessly glamorous look, accessorizing simply with a gold watch and ring to tie the ensemble together.

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We love this dress from spring to summer, and its versatile design makes it a wardrobe staple. We advise you to dress it up with a pair of pumps, a blazer and gold jewelry, or a pair of sneakers and a jacket for a chic daywear look.

We’re loving Ranvir’s striking looks at the moment, opting for a range of bold prints and colors, from teal leopard printher geometric prints.

We’re so ready to add this dress to our cart!

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