Deutsche Sued For Unpaid Commission On Insurance Claim

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Law360, London (August 26, 2020, 4:07 PM BST) — A broker specializing in recovering unpaid insurance claims has sued Deutsche Bank for allegedly failing to pay out $385,000 in commission after the British company said it attempted to help the lender claw back more than $2 million from marine and machinery policies.

BankServe Insurance Services Ltd. has brought a lawsuit at the High Court against Deutsche Bank for loss and damages it claims it suffered when the bank allegedly breached a February 2016 agreement.

The broker said in a filing dated Aug. 8 but only recently made public that Deutsche had agreed to pay it commission for helping to collect outstanding…

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Cleveland planning commission gives OK to new apartment buildings as vacancies increase downtown

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland City Planning Commission on Friday approved several apartment projects, including a new 23-story building that would replace a downtown parking lot.

The projects come as demand for higher-rent apartments in downtown Cleveland has started to soften along with the rest of the economy. However, developers think there is enough demand to keep building.

The most high profile project the commission OK’d during is the virtual meeting is likely the City Club Apartments building, set for construction on the south side of Euclid Avenue west of East 9th Street.

The Michigan-based City Club Apartments company developing the building is not affiliated with the City Club of Cleveland, though the new building will be next to the civic organization’s headquarters.

The building will sit on the site of the former Hippodrome Theater, demolished in 1981 to make way for the parking lot currently on the property.


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Port of Olympia commission mulls sale of money-losing crane

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The Port of Olympia has been here before.

Years ago, the port had two container cranes that jutted into Olympia’s skyline — two cranes that were rarely used and expensive to maintain and ultimately sold for scrap.

Now the commission is mulling the possible sale of the crane that was purchased to replace those earlier cranes.

At a Port of Olympia work session Thursday, marine terminal director Len Faucher provided the background on the crane.

The crane, which has a lift capacity of 140 metric tons, was made in 2005 and purchased by the port in 2013 for $3.25 million. The port used a combination of bond money and cash reserves to pay for it, Faucher said. After the port paid $225,000 to assemble the crane, it became operational in 2015.

The port thought its heavy-lift capacity would make it ideal to attract cargo from the oil industry and wind

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Finance Commission – Wikipedia

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The Finance Commission (IAST: Vitta Āyoga) was established by the President of India in 1951 under Article 280 of the Indian Constitution. It was formed to define the financial relations between the central government of India and the individual state governments. The Finance Commission (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1951 additionally defines the terms of qualification, appointment and disqualification, the term, eligibility and powers of the Finance Commission.[1] As per the Constitution, the Commission is appointed every five years and consists of a chairman and four other members.

Since the institution of the First Finance Commission, stark changes in the macroeconomic situation of the Indian economy have led to major changes in the Finance Commission’s recommendations over the years.

There have been fifteen commissions to date. The most recent was constituted in 2017 and is chaired by N. K.Singh, a former member of the Planning Commission.[2][3][4][5]

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Washington State Housing Finance Commission

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Cybersecurity for Small Business | Federal Communications Commission

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The Internet allows businesses of all sizes and from any location to reach new and larger markets and provides opportunities to work more efficiently by using computer-based tools. Whether a company is thinking of adopting cloud computing or just using email and maintaining a website, cybersecurity should be a part of the plan. Theft of digital information has become the most commonly reported fraud, surpassing physical theft. Every business that uses the Internet is responsible for creating a culture of security that will enhance business and consumer confidence. In October 2012, the FCC re-launched the Small Biz Cyber Planner 2.0, an online resource to help small businesses create customized cybersecurity plans.

The FCC also released an updated one-page Cybersecurity Tip Sheet. The quick resource features new tips on creating a mobile device action plan and on payment and credit card security.

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Personal Radio Services | Federal Communications Commission

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Personal radio services are short-range, low-power radio communications using devices that operate much like walkie-talkies. Personal radio services include one- and two-way voice services, data services and remote-control transmissions that operate equipment.

Personal radio services devices generally do not rely on transmission towers or other equipment. Some types, especially those using VHF and UHF radio spectrum, encounter significantly less static, noise and fading than CBs or walkie-talkies.

The most popular types of personal radio services are Citizens Band Radio Service, Family Radio Service, General Mobile Radio Service, Low-Power Radio Service and Multi-Use Radio Service. Of these types of services, only General Mobile Radio Service requires an FCC license to operate.

Citizens Band Radio Service (CB)

  • CB service allows two-way radio communications.
  • CB service operates on 40 shared channels on a “take-turns” basis, meaning no CB channel is assigned to any specific individual or organization. Users must never talk with another
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What is personal data? | European Commission

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Personal data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable living individual. Different pieces of information, which collected together can lead to the identification of a particular person, also constitute personal data.

Personal data that has been de-identified, encrypted or pseudonymised but can be used to re-identify a person remains personal data and falls within the scope of the GDPR.

Personal data that has been rendered anonymous in such a way that the individual is not or no longer identifiable is no longer considered personal data. For data to be truly anonymised, the anonymisation must be irreversible.

The GDPR protects personal data regardless of the technology used for processing that data – it’s technology neutral and applies to both automated and manual processing, provided the data is organised in accordance with pre-defined criteria (for example alphabetical order). It also doesn’t matter how the data is stored

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Business & Sustainable Development Commission

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Sustainable finance‘ generally refers to the process of taking due account of environmental and social considerations when making investment decisions, leading to increased investment in longer-term and sustainable activities.

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In the EU’s policy context sustainable finance is understood as finance to support economic growth while reducing pressures on the environment and taking into account

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