October 23rd, 2014
New York state to settle landmark suit over public defenders – Yahoo News
“And I could think of no better way to do this than through an annual event of hijab fashions, styles, shopping, and inspiration. Events like this will make Muslim women proud of who they are, and those vibes will transmit to the larger society.” According to the release, the fashion show segment of HijabFest featured the following designers: BulBul Clothing, Styles by Zubaidah, Amelina Designs, Urban Modesty, Kotton Love, Unique Hijabs, Nzinga Knight, Guzel, The Sultaness, True Faith Apparel, and Amalina Aman, whose designs were also featured in New York Fashion Week earlier this month. Khadija Daya, owner of Bulbul Clothing, a New Jersey based modest wear designer and sponsor of HijabFest 2014, organized and directed the fashion show. South Brunswick resident Farah Patel commented on the success of the event, “The organizers did a phenomenal job this year with HijabFest from the number of designers and vendors to the number of attendees.
New Rules Adopted in Hopes of Spurring Home Loans – ABC News
The Federal Reserve has scheduled a vote for Wednesday, and two other agencies are expected to adopt the rules soon. The regulators have dropped a key requirement: a 20-percent down payment from the borrower if a bank didn’t hold at least 5 percent of the mortgage securities tied to those loans on its books. The long-delayed final rules include the less stringent condition that borrowers not carry excessive debt relative to their income. The rules for the multitrillion-dollar market for mortgage securities will take effect in a year. For other kinds of securities such as those bundling together auto loans or commercial loans, which don’t allow banks an exemption from the 5-percent rule, the effective date is in two years. The rules, first proposed in 2011, were mandated by the overhaul law enacted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
Justice Department, which filed a brief last month urging the judge presiding over the case to consider whether public defender offices were adequately funded and whether individual court-appointed attorneys handled too many cases. After several delays, the case was scheduled to go to trial in state court in Albany on Wednesday. It would have been the first trial of its kind in the country. It was not clear how much the agreement would cost, but Stoughton said statewide reforms would likely cost hundreds of millions of dollars over several years. Cuomo is expected to include some funding for the reforms in his next budget proposal, which is due in January. The case is Hurrell-Harring v.
New York Warns Against Ebola Scams And Solicitations « CBS New York
Scammers are shamefully exploiting this moment of heightened concern about public health to defraud good people. These frauds detract from the positive work of the brave medical professionals fighting this disease and the charitable spirit of New Yorkers looking to help out. Schneiderman said New Yorkers should know the facts and stay informed about the disease to avoid becoming a victim of a potential scam. There is no approved vaccine to prevent or treat Ebola, so Schneiderman said people should be wary of offers promising otherwise. There have also been reports of fraudulent charitable solicitations claiming to raise funds Ebola victims. If you receive a charitable solicitation, Schneiderman suggests going to www.give.org to make sure the charity is legitimate.