united states – Beacon at Bangsar http://beaconatbangsar.com/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 12:20:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://beaconatbangsar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/cropped-icon-32x32.png united states – Beacon at Bangsar http://beaconatbangsar.com/ 32 32 WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall dies at 63 after 3 heart attacks | Launderer’s report https://beaconatbangsar.com/wwe-hall-of-famer-scott-hall-dies-at-63-after-3-heart-attacks-launderers-report/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 00:04:19 +0000 https://beaconatbangsar.com/wwe-hall-of-famer-scott-hall-dies-at-63-after-3-heart-attacks-launderers-report/

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Scott Hall, one of the most charismatic figures in professional wrestling history, died Monday at the age of 63.


WWE is saddened to learn that two-time WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall has passed away.

WWE sends its condolences to Hall’s family, friends and fans. pic.twitter.com/jgqL3WizOS

Wade Keller of PWTorch reported on Sunday that Hall had been placed on life support after suffering three heart attacks following hip surgery. Keller noted that the heart attacks were the result of a blood clot.

Longtime wrestling promoter Jerry Jarrett announced earlier this month on Facebook (h/t TMZ Sports) that Hall had been hospitalized after breaking his hip due to a fall.

On Monday, Hall’s close friend and former tag team partner Kevin Nash wrote on Instagram that Hall would be taken off life support once his family was present.

Nash also honored Hall in the post, writing:

“I’m going to lose the one person on this planet I’ve spent more of my life with than anyone else. My heart is broken and I’m so f-king sad. I love Scott with all my heart , but now I have to prepare my life without him in the present. …

“As we prepare to live without him, just remember there’s a great guy out there that you won’t see another like him. See you later Scott. I couldn’t love a human being more than you .”

Hall was a mainstay in WWE and WCW throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, but made his wrestling debut in 1984.

His first taste of success came as part of the American Wrestling Association (AWA) under the names “Magnum” Scott Hall and “Big” Scott Hall. During his stay from 1985 to 1989, Hall once held the AWA World Tag Team Championships with eventual WWE legend Curt “Mr. Perfect” Hennig.

Hall then made the jump to WCW and wrestled as Diamond Studd from 1991 to 1992, but it was in WWE that he really became a star.

WWE gave Hall the name Razor Ramon and he immediately took the gimmick, which was that of a Cuban-American living in Miami. Hall has said many times over the years that he was inspired by scarface characters for his gimmicks.

As Ramon, Hall was known for his cool attitude, as well as his gold chains and toothpick, the latter of which he threw at his opponents before matches.

Under the Razor Ramon gimmick, Hall was one of WWE’s biggest stars in the mid-1990s, holding the Intercontinental Championship four times. He also participated in one of the first high profile ladder matches in professional wrestling history, defeating Shawn Michaels for the IC title at WrestleMania 10.

During his time in WWE, Hall formed close ties with Nash, Michaels, Triple H and Sean Waltman. Together they became known as The Kliq, which was a band known to fans at the time despite never being recognized on screen.

In 1996, Hall and Nash changed the business in multiple ways, moving from WWE to WCW.

Before leaving, Hall, Nash, Michaels and Triple H kissed in the middle of the ring at a show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The incident became known as the “Curtain Call”, and it was significant because fans had rarely seen wrestlers break kayfabe in the form of a mix-up between heels and faces.

Hall made his return to WCW on the May 27, 1996, edition of Nitro, heading to the ring through the crowd and creating the illusion that he was invading WCW from WWE.

During his first promo, Hall said, “You know who I am, but you don’t know why I’m here.”

Once in WCW, Hall and Nash became known as The Outsiders, and they eventually formed the New World Order (nWo) with Hulk Hogan, who shockingly turned heel at Bash at the Beach 1996 and became known as Hollywood Hogan.

Hall was one of WCW’s biggest stars and draws, holding the WCW World Tag Team Championships seven times, the United States Championship twice, and the Television Championship once.

However, he never won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship and will go down as one of the finest professional wrestlers to never win a world title in a major promotion.

After WWE defeated WCW Nitro by beating WWE Raw for 83 consecutive weeks and finally purchased WCW in 2001, Hall returned to WWE in 2002 as a member of the nWo along with Nash and Hogan.

The comeback was short-lived, but Hall had a match against “Stone Cold” Steve Austin at WrestleMania 18.

Hall then made sporadic appearances for TNA from 2002 to 2010 and once held the TNA World Tag Team Championships with Nash and Eric Young.

Substance abuse largely derailed Hall’s in-ring career at the end of his WCW stint and during his second WWE stint.

Hall became one of the big stories back in wrestling, however, when he got sober and improved his health with the help of WCW legend and WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas. Page.

This led to Hall returning to WWE’s good graces and earning a WWE Hall of Fame induction in 2014. Hall went on to become one of the few people ever to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. more than once, while part of the nWo. in 2020.

Hall will go down as one of the most recognizable, popular and famous stars in professional wrestling history and one of the key players in the greatest professional wrestling boom period of the mid-1990s. at the beginning of the 2000’s.

UPDATE: Federal Lawsuit Against Dodge County Officials Dismissed | Baraboo News Republic https://beaconatbangsar.com/update-federal-lawsuit-against-dodge-county-officials-dismissed-baraboo-news-republic/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 16:15:00 +0000 https://beaconatbangsar.com/update-federal-lawsuit-against-dodge-county-officials-dismissed-baraboo-news-republic/


A lawsuit filed against the federal government, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg was dismissed on Friday by U.S. District Judge Brett Ludwig.

In the dismissed federal lawsuit, Selepri Amachree said he was unlawfully detained in the Dodge County Jail for more than six months by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

According to the lawsuit, Amachree — an African immigrant who has been a legal permanent resident of the United States for 50 years — was taken into custody on February 27, 2017, at the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office in Juneau. A federal judge ordered Amachree’s release in September 2017.

Defendants who have been named in the lawsuit include U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; ICE agents Brent Kriehn and Joseph Halase; Immigration Appeals Board; Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt; Klomberg; retired Dodge County detective Robert Neuman; and Dodge County.

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Ludwig, who serves in the Eastern District of Wisconsin where the lawsuit was filed, dismissed the case with prejudice, meaning it cannot be refiled. In the order granting the defendants’ motion to dismiss, Ludwig is highly critical of Amachree’s attorney, John Gorby of Chicago. He said Gorby repeatedly failed to meet court deadlines and comply with court orders to file concise motions or responses.

“…for continued verbosity and inconsistency, the Court will again dismiss the case pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(a), which governs pleadings,” Ludwig wrote.

Amachree expressed disappointment with the dismissal.

“The case was not dismissed on the merits, it was dismissed because there was a lot of detail and we used too many words to get that point across,” he said. “It wasn’t thrown out because Schmidt, Klomberg and ICE didn’t do anything wrong, it was thrown out because it took too many pages to describe how wrong it was.”

Gorby said: “Judge Ludwig is very hard on me. No doubt my complaints have been lengthy, but I wanted to state the facts.”

Klomberg issued a press release on Monday. He wrote: “After reading his rambling pleadings, I have come to the conclusion that the suit was more aimed at damaging my reputation than seeking judicial relief. His pleadings were concocted with statements taken out of context from of larger discussions in a manner designed solely to create controversy.I believe this entire episode was driven by a desire to punish myself and others for refusing to work with Amachree or his organization.

Klomberg said he decided in 2014 that he could not allow the district attorney’s office to be associated with the Amachree or Extreme intervention and nothing has changed since then.

“The Dodge County District Attorney continues to refuse to work in any way with Selepri Amachree or organizations associated with her,” Klomberg said.

Amachree’s detention in 2017 is linked to a deportation order issued on November 7, 2002, which was appealed. The order was part of a drug conviction, but federal courts ultimately ruled such convictions were not grounds for deportation and Amachree’s case was dismissed by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. to the Immigration Appeals Board on February 7, 2007. For unexplained reasons, the BIA did not act on the case for 10 years, until Amachree was held in the county jail Dodge for six months.

When he acted, the deportation order was immediately overturned and Amachree was released.

On the day Amachree was taken into custody, he was at the sheriff’s office to meet with Schmidt regarding a background check that was conducted because Amachree had met clients at the Dodge County Jail. Amachree operates XTreme Intervention, a company that enrolls people with addictions in treatment programs, typically Teen Challenge programs that are out of state, and transports them to the program.

The lawsuit argued that Amachree’s arrest was the result of a “conspiracy” between the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, the Dodge County District Attorney, and the ICE office in Chicago. He cites email exchanges in the days leading up to his arrest.

On the day of the arrest, Schmidt emailed 30 people, including local police chiefs, Dodge County Circuit Court Judges, the Dodge County District Attorney, the County Administrator of Dodge and others. That email alleged that Amachree was financially taking advantage of people and behaving inappropriately with female clients, but also stated, “I have no evidence at this time to proceed with a criminal investigation.”

The complaint against Neuman said he was negligent in his investigation of Amachree and falsely alleged that Amachree used a pseudonym, broke into women’s homes, and assaulted women.

In the lawsuit, Amachree denied allegations of inappropriate behavior and financial misconduct and characterized portions of the background investigation as being based on “hearsay” and false information. The lawsuit also said that the false allegations made by Schmidt in the February 27, 2018 email damaged his reputation and his business.

Amachree continued to live in Beaver Dam and operate XTreme Intervention.

A Ukrainian family has finally been allowed to enter the United States after being arrested earlier at the US-Mexico border https://beaconatbangsar.com/a-ukrainian-family-has-finally-been-allowed-to-enter-the-united-states-after-being-arrested-earlier-at-the-us-mexico-border/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 04:59:00 +0000 https://beaconatbangsar.com/a-ukrainian-family-has-finally-been-allowed-to-enter-the-united-states-after-being-arrested-earlier-at-the-us-mexico-border/
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaks to the press March 2 in New York City. (John Lamparski/NurPhoto/AP)

US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said on Thursday that Russia’s actions against the Ukrainian people are “war crimes”.

“They constitute war crimes; these are attacks on civilians that cannot be justified by any – in any way,” Linda Thomas-Greenfiel said in an interview with BBC Newshour.

State Department spokesman Ned Price refrained from declaring Russia’s actions against Ukrainian civilians “war crimes” during a Thursday briefing, reiterating instead that the United States ” support efforts to document and investigate reports of potential war crimes in Ukraine.”

“The fact is, we’ve seen very credible reports of deliberate attacks on civilians, which under the Geneva Conventions would constitute a war crime,” he told a Department of Defense briefing. state on Thursday, citing attacks on Mariupol hospital and strikes. on schools, hospitals, buses, cars and ambulances.

“We are appalled by the brutal tactics that the Russian Federation, the Kremlin, has employed in pursuing this war of choice,” Price said.

Thomas-Greenfield said the question of whether Russia is guilty of war crimes is one “we are asked every day, and we are working with other members of the international community to document the crimes that Russia committed against the Ukrainian people. ”

In the BBC interview, Thomas-Greenfield said she couldn’t predict how war crimes would be prosecuted, but “what’s important is that we gather the evidence and have the evidence ready and ready.” available for use”.

The ambassador also indicated that the United States supports the investigation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) into Russia’s actions in Ukraine, although the United States is not a member of the ICC and criticizes others ICC investigations.

“We have always been in favor of the criminal court taking action when action is needed,” she said.

What other US officials are saying: Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday that the United States was considering “credible reports of deliberate attacks on civilians that would constitute a war crime,” but did not say the United States had assessed that Moscow was guilty of war crimes.

“What we’re doing right now is documenting all of this, putting it together, reviewing it and making sure that as people and the appropriate organizations and institutions investigate whether war crimes have been or are being committed, we can support whatever they’re doing,” Blinken said on CNN’s State of the Union. “So right now we’re looking at those reports. They’re very credible And we document everything.

Meanwhile, US Vice President Kamala Harris has stopped calling Russia’s actions in Ukraine “war crimes” as civilians continue to be killed in the conflict.

Speaking alongside Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw on Thursday, Harris said: “We are also very clear that any intentional attack on innocent civilians is a violation.”

She added: “The UN has a process in place whereby there will be review and investigations and we will of course participate where necessary and appropriate.”

Footage from Ukraine clearly showed atrocities taking place, Harris said, even before an investigation determined what to call them.

T-Mobile Places FWA in Metro by T-Mobile Prepaid Stores https://beaconatbangsar.com/t-mobile-places-fwa-in-metro-by-t-mobile-prepaid-stores/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 16:28:14 +0000 https://beaconatbangsar.com/t-mobile-places-fwa-in-metro-by-t-mobile-prepaid-stores/

BELLEVUE, Wash. – T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) is launching its revolutionary 5G Home Internet service for Metro by T-Mobile customers in more than 7,000 Metro stores nationwide. The move makes Un-carrier the first to launch a fixed wireless home broadband service for prepaid customers, with no credit check and no annual contract. Metro by T-Mobile customers with an eligible address can now sign up for prepaid 5G home internet for just $50/month and a one-time gateway purchase, through their local Metro by T-Mobile retail store.

“We are once again bringing more choice and competition to the broadband industry, this time for our Metro by T-Mobile customers. Families across the country desperately need a new choice in home Internet,” said Jon Freier, President of T-Mobile’s Consumer Group. “In 2022, reliable broadband at home isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. So we’re doing our part to make broadband more accessible everywhere, with the power of our 5G network.”

About T-Mobile Home Internet for Metro by T-Mobile

T-Mobile Home Internet for Metro is no-BS home internet access for just $50/month. It’s fast, reliable, prepaid home broadband that runs on T-Mobile’s breakthrough 5G network. Metro by T-Mobile customers with an eligible address and one or more voice lines can now get:

  • Home Internet for a fixed price – it’s $50/month, with Autopay, plus a $99 one-time payment for the 5G gateway. That’s it.
  • No annual contract, no data limit, no activation fee and no credit check.
  • Easy self-installation – forget about waiting for an installation. Simply plug in the gateway, download the app and you’re connected in less than 15 minutes.
  • Speeds that let you work, play, stream, chat, game and more.
  • A dedicated support team that’s just a call or a message away.

T-Mobile Home Internet Access

In most homes today, the internet is an absolute necessity. We rely on the Internet at home for work, school, entertainment, and to stay in touch with our loved ones. And yet, today, more than 40 million people in the United States still do not have access to broadband at home. And almost 15% of American households have only one choice. This climbs to almost 35% in rural areas. This lack of competition means that millions of people are forced to do business with traditional BS ISPs. Yearly contracts, price hikes, data caps, complicated setup, extra monthly charges – you never know what old-fashioned tactic you’ll get from landline ISPs. It’s no wonder Internet Service Providers rank last in customer satisfaction according to ACSI.

But T-Mobile Home Internet is different. Fueled by the same customer-centric Un-carrier spirit that changed the wireless industry for the better, T-Mobile launched its nationwide 5G home internet service in 2021. And now, Un-carrier is launching fixed wireless for Metro by T-Mobile, too. 5G Home Internet for Metro has no hidden fees, no explosive promotions, and no annual contracts like many traditional ISPs. And because T-Mobile’s 5G network can deliver capacity and speeds fast enough to replace home broadband directly in millions of homes, you can get connected without complicated setup.

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet is currently available in more than 30 million homes nationwide, for prepaid and postpaid customers. And access has recently expanded to the Southeast, Texas, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Availability is based on network capacity, which is constantly increasing. To see if Home Internet is available for your home, visit your local Metro by T-Mobile store.

During congestion, Home Internet and Home Internet for Metro customers may experience slower speeds than other customers due to data prioritization. Available to many homes in most US cities. For use only with T-Mobile Gateway for home use at the location provided during activation. Gateway sold separately with Home Internet for Metro; cannot be unlocked for use on other networks. Credit approval required for Postpaid Home Internet. Automatic payment: $5/month. the discount may not be reflected on the 1st invoice. Regulatory fees included in the monthly service price for eligible accounts. If you are canceling postpaid Home Internet service (gateway included), return the gateway or pay up to $370.


Judge orders Biden to resume deportation of immigrant children at border https://beaconatbangsar.com/judge-orders-biden-to-resume-deportation-of-immigrant-children-at-border/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 01:58:11 +0000 https://beaconatbangsar.com/judge-orders-biden-to-resume-deportation-of-immigrant-children-at-border/

A Texas judge ruled on Friday that the Biden administration can no longer exempt unaccompanied immigrant children from a Trump-era order, which could lead to their resumption of border deportation.

Citing an obscure public health law known as Title 42 to contain the coronavirus, the United States is immediately deporting immigrants at the border, barring them from access to the asylum system or an immigration judge. Some immigrants are quickly deported to Mexico and others are repatriated by air. While Title 42 was launched by former President Donald Trump, the White House Biden has continued to enforce the policy and defend it in court — except for unaccompanied immigrant children.

In his order, however, Judge Mark Pittman told the government to stop the exemption. The order does not take effect for seven days, giving the government time to appeal.

Pittman, who was nominated by Trump, asked why the Biden administration thought it appropriate to exempt unaccompanied minors from Title 42 in two orders it issued in July 2021 and August 2021.

Unaccompanied minors “still spend, on average, more than a day herded together in a DHS facility, where they may expose other inmates, [Department of Homeland Security] personnel and U.S. citizens and residents to the viruses they carry,” Pittman said in his order.

The decision was criticized by advocates for immigrant children.

“Under no circumstances should a policy that has never been a matter of public health be used to turn children arriving alone at the border back to harm Mexico or their country of origin,” said Katharina Obser, director from the Migrant Rights and Justice program at the Women’s Refugee Commission. “An end to the policy has been long overdue, but there is no doubt that the Biden administration must now act immediately to end this illegal and xenophobic policy to keep children, families and adults fleeing harm safe. , and before a single unaccompanied child has returned to evil.

Pittman found that the government not only violated the Administrative Procedure Act, but actually put Texas in the position of suffering financial consequences. Pittman said the exemption from the order for unaccompanied children has led to the fact that “Texas has suffered and will continue to suffer significant financial losses.”

Since Title 42 was invoked in March 2020, attorneys and attorneys have criticized the policy’s effectiveness in helping to stop the spread of COVID.

Friday’s order came the same day the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a lower court’s ruling allowing the government to continue using Title 42, though the Biden administration has been prevented from deporting immigrant families to places where they will face persecution. or tortured.

More than 1.6 million immigrants and asylum seekers have been deported under Title 42, according to


customs and border protection.

DHS Work Upon Arrival Policy Guide for Dependents https://beaconatbangsar.com/dhs-work-upon-arrival-policy-guide-for-dependents/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 23:06:00 +0000 https://beaconatbangsar.com/dhs-work-upon-arrival-policy-guide-for-dependents/
By Andrew Greenfield (March 1, 2022, 6:06 PM EST) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has implemented a new policy for annotating the arrival records of spouses of temporary foreign workers in the L and E, allowing these dependent spouses to work in the United States upon entry.[1]

To avoid unlawful discrimination, U.S. employers must adjust their I-9 employment eligibility verification procedures, so that foreign-born spouses can demonstrate U.S. work authorization by presenting valid photo ID and an annotated I-94 arrival record to reflect their U.S. visa status. as spouse E or L.[2]


Congress changed immigration laws in 2002 so that spouses of L-1…

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Solid Liquidity Boosts Wabtec (WAB) Amid High Capital Expense – March 1, 2022 https://beaconatbangsar.com/solid-liquidity-boosts-wabtec-wab-amid-high-capital-expense-march-1-2022/ Tue, 01 Mar 2022 15:41:24 +0000 https://beaconatbangsar.com/solid-liquidity-boosts-wabtec-wab-amid-high-capital-expense-march-1-2022/

We recently updated a report on Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (WAB free report).

The company ended the fourth quarter of 2021 with cash and cash equivalents of $473 million, significantly above the current debt of $2 million. This indicates that the company has enough cash to meet its current debts. Moreover, its current ratio (a measure of liquidity) at the end of the December quarter stood at 1.32, higher than the reading of 1.20 at the end of 2020.

Wabtec forecasts 2022 sales in the range of $8.3 billion to $8.6 billion. Total sales recorded in 2021 were $7.82 billion. Factors such as favorable mining fundamentals, higher railcar construction and improving industrial end markets contributed to the better projection.

Wabtec reports $52 million in capex in the fourth quarter of 2021. For 2021, capex would be $131 million (above the $120 million forecast). High capital expenditures could hurt the company’s already weak bottom line. Due to higher operating expenses (up 12.5% ​​in the fourth quarter), the operating ratio (operating expenses, as a percentage of revenues) deteriorated by 170 basis points compared to the figure for the prior year quarter at 18.7%.

Zacks Ranking and Stocks to Consider

Wabtec currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the full list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

Some higher ranked stocks within the broader Zacks Transportation sector are JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT Free Report), Union Pacific Corporation (UNP Free report) and Triton International Limited (TRTN Free report) .

The expected long-term (three to five years) EPS growth rate for J.B. Hunt is set at 15%. JBHT benefited from solid performances in all its segments. While the Dedicated Contract Services (DCS) unit is aided by improved fleet productivity and an increase in the average number of revenue-generating trucks, the Integrated Capacity Solutions (ICS) unit benefits from a combination favorable customer freight rates as well as higher contract and spot rates. .

JBHT’s measures to reward shareholders are encouraging. Driven by tailwinds, the stock has risen 34.7% over the past year. JB Hunt currently sports a Zacks rank #1 (strong buy). You can see the full list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

The expected long-term (three to five years) EPS growth rate for Union Pacific is set at 10%. With the acceleration of economic activity, freight revenues (representing the bulk of turnover) are improving. Freight revenue increased 11% year-over-year in 2021. By segment, freight revenue in 2021 increased 12%, 11% and 11% in bulk, industrial and premium units, respectively.

Driven by tailwinds, the stock has risen 17.6% over the past year. UNP currently wears a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

The expected long-term (three to five years) EPS growth rate for Triton is set at 10%. The gradual increase in trade volumes and container demand bodes well for the company. With the easing of coronavirus-related restrictions in the United States and Europe, the company saw a strong rebound in business in the third and fourth quarters of 2020 as well as each of the four quarters of 2021.

Driven by tailwinds, the stock has risen 13.6% over the past year. TRTN currently wears a Zacks Rank #2.

Apps to help you save money at gas stations and grocery stores https://beaconatbangsar.com/apps-to-help-you-save-money-at-gas-stations-and-grocery-stores/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 22:30:00 +0000 https://beaconatbangsar.com/apps-to-help-you-save-money-at-gas-stations-and-grocery-stores/

Inflation and the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war mean that our dollar just doesn’t stretch as far as it once did.

“Russia’s violent invasion of Ukraine rocked the oil market, with crude reaching over $100 a barrel before returning to the mid-$90s,” AAA spokesman Skyler said Monday. McKinley, via email. “The rise in the world price of oil has led to higher prices at the pump in the United States, with the national average for a gallon of gasoline reaching $3.61, eight cents more than a year ago. week.”

In Colorado, the statewide average for a gallon of gasoline is $3.37, or 73 cents higher than this time last year.

“This is the highest average for this time of year since 2014,” McKinley added.

Ways to save:

GasBuddy.com Not only has an app that allows users to locate the cheapest fuel prices in your area, but now you can take advantage of the “Pay with GasBuddy” card.

“This free card saves you up to 25 cents per gallon,” the website says.

How it works?

First, users need to register for the card. It’s free and no credit check is required, according to the website.

“All you have to do is swipe the card at the pump,” the website explains. “Within 1-3 business days, the reduced purchase amount will be taken directly from your linked checking account, meaning the savings will stay directly in your account.”

For more information on registration, Click here.

Get backwards:

Get upside down is another app to help shoppers save money on gas, groceries, and restaurants.

The app advertises savings at popular gas chains such as Circle K, Chevron, Shell, Exxon and Philips 66.

According to the website, all the customer has to do is get a copy of a sales/purchase receipt and upload it to the app. After successfully uploading the receipt, you’ll receive “cash back” in your account—similar to cash back credit cards that offer rewards to shoppers.

The money can then be deposited directly into your checking account or linked to an online PayPal account.

Local Grocery Savings:

King Soopers and Safeway already have apps for mobile phones that allow users to instantly clip “digital” coupons. These savings are tied to your customer phone number and can be used with other printed coupons or weekly flyer advertisements.

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Colorado Gas by the numbers (bottom to top)
Source: Triple AAA

• Current average: $3.27
• Yesterday’s average: $3.27
• Average of the previous week: 3.25 USD
• Average one month ago: 3.17 USD
• Average one year ago: 2.59 USD
• Highest average recorded: $4.09 (07/17/08)

Boulder Longmont
• Current average: $3.29
• Yesterday’s average: $3.28
• Average one week ago: 3.27 USD
• Average one month ago: 3.24 USD
• Average one year ago: 2.59 USD
• Highest average recorded: $4.05 (07/18/08)

• Current average: $3.30
• Yesterday’s average: $3.30
• Average one week ago: 3.28 USD
• Average one month ago: 3.21 USD
• Average one year ago: 2.61 USD
• Highest average recorded: $4.00 (07/17/08)

Grand Junction
• Current average: $3.31
• Yesterday’s average: $3.32
• Average one week ago: 3.29 USD
• Average one month ago: 3.20 USD
• Average of the previous year: 2.64 USD
• Highest average recorded: $4.23 (07/15/08)

Fort Collins-Loveland
• Current average: $3.33
• Yesterday’s average: $3.34
• Average of the previous week: 3.32 USD
• Average one month ago: 3.29 USD
• Average one year ago: 2.58 USD
• Highest average recorded: $4.04 (06/07/08)

Colorado Springs • Current average: $3.38
• Yesterday’s average: $3.38
• Average of the previous week: 3.33 USD
• Average one month ago: 3.31 USD
• Average one year ago: 2.63 USD
• Highest average recorded: $3.98 (07/17/08)

• Current average: $3.49
• Yesterday’s average: $3.49
• Average one week ago: 3.48 USD
• Average one month ago: 3.49 USD
• Average of the previous year: 2.64 USD
• Highest average recorded: $4.04 (07/18/08)

Glenwood Springs
• Current average: $3.58
• Yesterday’s average: $3.58
• Average one week ago: 3.57 USD
• Average one month ago: 3.53 USD
• Average one year ago: 2.86 USD
• Highest average recorded: $4.49 (07/19/08)

• Current average: $3.68
• Yesterday’s average: $3.69
• Average one week ago: 3.67 USD
• Average one month ago: 3.58 USD
• Average one year ago: 2.73 USD
• Highest average recorded: $4.22 (07/18/08)

• Current average: $3.73
• Yesterday’s average: $3.78
• Average of the previous week: 3.75 USD
• Average one month ago: 3.61 USD
• Average one year ago: 3.03 USD
• Highest average recorded: $4.53 (07/16/08)

Tapps app launches retail financing with VS online services https://beaconatbangsar.com/tapps-app-launches-retail-financing-with-vs-online-services/ Wed, 23 Feb 2022 12:37:50 +0000 https://beaconatbangsar.com/tapps-app-launches-retail-financing-with-vs-online-services/
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Tapps app launches retail financing with VS online services

Posted on February 23, 2022

VS Online Services has partnered with Jeff Tucker of Tennessee to launch Tapps App, a new retail credit management system to simplify the consumer finance process to gather and send multiple requests to more than 25 lenders on one platform.

Tapps App is a payment plan system that allows entrepreneurs to offer payment plans with a high level of confidence. It offers a variety of options for customers, such as Prime, Near-Prime, and No Credit Check options, driving approvals and sales with higher volume.

Jeff Tucker invented the payment plan tool for his service advisors. VS Online Services began development with the Windows app. Later, the Tapps app was developed, turning it into a cloud-based app that can be used by any dealership and business across the country. It is now a SAAS-based web application used across the United States. What started as a small tool is helping many businesses achieve over 20% growth with the SAAS model business application solution.

The Tapps app delivers breakthrough results for customers, employees, and businesses with a simple 2-minute application process that can send applications to over 24 lenders at once. The Tapps application is used in a variety of industries, with the largest use in Automotive Sales, Home Furnishings, Mattresses, Appliances, Home Improvement, Medical, Dental, Furniture , pools/SPAs, RV sales and services, tire/auto repair, ATVs/UTVs. Sales and sales of equipment.

Using the Tapps app, users can use the service to track payments, see their amount owed, and view transaction history all in one place. The new digital government solution can also offer email receipts and reminders.

VS Online Services in partnership with Tapps App provides users with an easy to navigate interface and user-friendly features.

Sivakumar Anirudhan, CEO of VS Online Services Pvt Ltd, said: “As a small business owner, you need to stay on top of trends to provide customers with the best service. With BNPL (Buy Now Pay later) revolutionizing the way money is sent and received, it is essential to provide your customers with a seamless and secure mobile payment option.

“We need to find ways to get easier and faster retail financing and connecting with various lenders who provide the same is key to increasing AOV (Average Order Value). Finding money for your customers is where the Tapps app adds value,” he added.

VS Online Services is a technology-based business solutions company that provides custom software solutions to midsize businesses and start-ups. The vision is to ensure that every human being benefits from its technological products and solutions in their daily lives.

The company proudly launched VSECOMMERCE (web, Android and iOS platform) in 2022, from which a store can launch its e-Commerce application in 5 minutes and even directly configure the payment solution of its choice.

Their solutions are designed with the current emerging market in mind. Their USP is quick and quality solutions. Customers get a minimum viable product within 30 days as they can bring an idea to fruition with their in-depth knowledge of understanding various businesses.

Meanwhile, Tapps App is a payment plan system that allows businessmen to offer payment plans with high level of confidence. This system makes it easy to collect and process multiple requests in minutes.

Jeff Tucker, inventor and CEO of Tapps App, said, “We are delighted that VS Online Services Pvt Ltd has trusted Tapps App to deliver a truly modern experience. The Tapps platform is available for PC, phone and tablet and provides access to several local and national lenders.

Citi Selected as Best Bank for Global Cash Management and Liquidity Management by Global Finance for 2022 | Nation/World https://beaconatbangsar.com/citi-selected-as-best-bank-for-global-cash-management-and-liquidity-management-by-global-finance-for-2022-nation-world/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 14:02:21 +0000 https://beaconatbangsar.com/citi-selected-as-best-bank-for-global-cash-management-and-liquidity-management-by-global-finance-for-2022-nation-world/

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 22, 2022–

Citi was named both the Best Global Bank for Cash Management and the Best Global Bank for Cash Management by Global finance. The publication also named Citi Virtual Accounts as the best global virtual account solution. Additionally, Citi has won a number of regional awards in liquidity, cash management and investment solutions.

“In the face of another challenging year for treasurers around the world, Citi continued to distinguish itself by providing the best digital solutions that address pressing cash and liquidity management needs,” said Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher and director Global Finance editorial. “The Global Finance Awards recognize organizations that have best served their clients in an unprecedented and ongoing crisis.”

“As our customers become more global and digital, it has become critically important to be able to access faster, smarter payments that provide transparency, convenience and lower cost,” said Debopama Sen, Global Co-Head of Payments and Receivables, Citi Treasury and Commercial Solutions. “Citi is committed to providing globally consistent platforms, innovative solutions and excellent service,” added Amit Agarwal, Global Co-Head of Payments and Receivables, Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions. “These include domestic and cross-border instant payments allowing customers to access new markets, optimal payment experiences and real-time daily cash management, such as providing payments in wallets and cards that allow you to choose for increased visibility and efficiency.”

“Cash management remains a critical objective for companies looking to not only better manage capital and liquidity risk, but also set the stage for success around growth opportunities,” added Stephen Randall, global head of cash management services, Citi Treasury and Trade. Solutions. “To be recognized as the best global bank for liquidity management by Global finance for what is now the third consecutive year is a real honor. Citi has one of the strongest and most global cash management networks in the industry and we remain steadfast in our commitment to help our clients as they move towards greater growth, resilience and efficiency. »

Citi received top honors in global, regional and national categories, including:

Global Awards:

  • Best bank for cash management
  • Best Bank for Cash Management
  • Best Virtual Accounts

Regional and National Awards:

  • Best Bank for Payments and Collections – Asia Pacific
  • Best Bank for Cash Management – Latin America
  • Best Bank for Cash Management – ​​North America
  • Best Bank for Payments and Collections – Western Europe
  • Best Short Term Investment/Money Market Fund Provider – Western Europe
  • Best Bank for Cash Management – Bahamas
  • Best Bank for Cash Management – Mexico
  • Best Bank for Cash Management – Puerto Rico

Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) helps our clients succeed by providing an integrated suite of innovative and customized treasury management and trade finance services to multinational corporations, financial institutions and public sector organizations around the world. Building on the foundation of the industry’s largest proprietary network with banking licenses in over 90 countries and globally integrated technology platforms, TTS continues to lead the way in offering a full suite of digital management solutions. cash, trade and liquidity.

About Citi

Citi, the world’s largest bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, businesses, governments, and institutions with a wide range of financial products and services, including personal banking and lending, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction and wealth management services.

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