The Vermont State Treasurer’s Office recently accepted $282,056 in unclaimed property as a result of a breakthrough agreement with national insurance giant John Hancock. This first receipt of funds is expected to be followed shortly by another estimated $300,000, as Vermonters gain access to money unclaimed from life insurance and annuity contracts. ‘Vermont was one of the first states to initiate an audit of John Hancock to determine whether money was due to Vermonters from previously unreported life insurance accounts,’ said State Treasurer Beth Pearce. ‘These accounts include ones that the owners had lost track of and accounts where money was due beneficiaries who were unaware of them.’ The audit of John Hancock was conducted by Verus Financial LLC on behalf of Vermont and 36 other states and the District of Columbia. John Hancock is the first company to willingly take part in an agreement that will transfer millions of dollars in unclaimed property to states. After the funds are forwarded to Vermont, the Unclaimed Property Division of the State Treasurer’s Office works to reunite owners of these accounts with their entitled benefits. ‘The money coming in represents hundreds of unreported insurance accounts for Vermonters. As Verus continues audits of additional insurance companies, we anticipate more unclaimed property will be identified on behalf of our state residents and, most importantly, returned to them,’ explained Pearce. ‘It’s important that people go online and check for their name, and the name of any deceased relatives, to determine if any of these funds belong to them or their family members.’ Vermonters can search for unclaimed property online at www.MissingMoney.Vermont.gov(link is external). There is never a charge to claim funds through the Treasurer’s Office. The agreement highlights an industry-wide concern that insurance companies need to do more to identify policyholders who have died and notify their beneficiaries that they are due death benefits. If the beneficiaries cannot be located within three years, Vermont law requires that insurance companies turn over the funds to unclaimed property. ‘The timely payment of claims or surrender of accounts to unclaimed property can avoid circumstances whereby insurers may continue to charge premiums after a person dies until the cash reserve for a policy is depleted and the policy lapses,’ said Pearce. Overall, Vermont’s unclaimed property fund has grown to $56 million. During fiscal year 2011, the Treasurer’s Office returned more than $4.2 million through 11,766 individual claims. However, during that same period, the office received more than $8 million in new unclaimed property. Financial property becomes ‘unclaimed’ after a business or non-profit entity loses contact with a customer for a period of years. The property is sent to the State Treasurer’s Office to protect the funds and centralize efforts to locate the property owner. Unclaimed property includes cash, checks, security deposits, refunds, stocks, bonds, insurance policies, bank accounts, and estates. There is no time limit for filing a claim. Vermonters may call the Unclaimed Property Division at (802) 828-2407 or toll-free in Vermont at 1-800-642-3191.
St. Thomas University law school award winners reflect its diversity St. Thomas University School of Law has been steadfast in its mission to educate a diverse student population — one which mirrors today’s society — in order to bring greater diversity to the legal profession and greater legal representation to minority groups.St. Thomas University School of Law’s Student Bar Association recently announced the award winners for first year Professor of the Year — a tie between Rory Bahadur and John Hernandez; Upperclass Professor of the Year — Tamara Lawson; and Staff Person of the Year — Alana Dasent. These awards are granted based on voting by the student body.Each of this year’s winners represent an ethnic minority, a fact that went unnoticed at St. Thomas until a guest at the event pointed it out to Dean Bob Butterworth.“Diversity is such an integral part of our St. Thomas Law School community that we forget just how unique it is,” Butterworth said. “Diversity is not new to us — St. Thomas University School of Law has always educated a diverse group of students within a truly congenial academic climate where differences are valued. We are honored to be consistently ranked one of the most diverse law schools in the country and one of the best environments for minority law students.”St. Thomas University School of Law is currently ranked first in total Hispanic enrollment among the 189 ABA-accredited law schools, according to the ABA’s Official Guide to ABA-approved Law Schools. The Princeton Review ranks STU Law seventh best environment for minority law students, and U.S. News & World Report ranks the law school in a tie for fifth place in its Law School Diversity Index. May 15, 2006 Regular News St. Thomas University law schoolaward winners reflect its diversity read more
Tags: Black SatellitesGFAKarim Zito Source: Ghana FA The Ghana Football Association has named Abdul Karim Zito as Head Coach of the National Under 20 team, the Black Satellites.He will be assisted by Augustine Evans Adotey and Salifu Fatawu as assistant 1 and assistant 2 respectively.Other members of the Technical Team are:Jerry Asare – Goalkeepers TrainerPhilimon Mensah – Team DoctorRay Ricky Romeo – Physical TrainerGilbert Yankson – PhysiotherapistMohammed Asamoah – Welfare OfficerIshmael Hamidu – Equipment OfficerThe GFA has also named a Management Committee for the team,Randy Abbey – ChairmanAlbert Commey – Vice ChairmanSamuel Aboabire – MemberEric Delali Senaya – MemberAlhaji Abu Alhassan – Member read more
The phrasing of the posters you can see around the map indicate this is not a full blown trailer for the movie. Instead, it will show a scene from the movie that has not yet been released to the public.See you on December 14th. #Fortnite pic.twitter.com/C6JlB0NhrE— Fortnite News (@FortniteBR) December 7, 2019Fortnite Stars Event: How to watchEpic Games hasn’t released a ton of details about how the event will unfold. All we know is it will start on December 14th with the doors opening at 1:30 p.m. ET and the show starting at 2:00 p.m. ET. It’s not clear what will happen between that half hour, but it seems like you’ll need to get in a game at some point during that time frame.We assume the game will go into a mode where you are unable to fight others, like what we’ve seen in previous events. What’s not clear is whether you actually need to be near Risky Reels in order to view the trailer. Because if that’s the case, then that will be one very busy location.In previous events, Risky Reels has displayed videos on its screen. But it looks like Fortnite made some changes to the location, and it now shows a large projector.This Is How Risky Reels Looks Like In-Game Rght Now! #Fortnite(Via : @iFireMonkey ) pic.twitter.com/RI3bM6jx8P— FortPass ❄️🎅🏼 (@FortPass) December 12, 2019This is likely to help people from further away be able to see the scene.Fortnite Star Wars event: What is happening?This won’t be a trailer for the new movie, but rather a previously unreleased scene from “Rise of Skywalker.” The posters also mention “with J.J. Abrams,” who is the director of the film. While information is limited, it seems as if he’ll have a role in this event as well. (Epic Games) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/4c/f1/fortnite-star-wars-event-details_bvewqx2f5nvf1b6i909l2up9m.png?t=-518547906&w=500&quality=80 There were rumors of a Fortnite event happening at Risky Reels, and now we know what it is. Epic Games has teamed up with Star Wars to show an exclusive scene from the upcoming “Rise of Skywalker” movie, set to release in theaters on Dec. 20.Players in-game can currently see a teaser for “Rise of Skywalker” on the Risky Reels movie screen. It opens up with a video that says “This footage has been rated F for Fortnite” followed by all of the details you need to know about the event. In addition to releasing a trailer, people who participate will be eligible for a special edition Star Wars glider.Fortnite has previously released other Star Wars items including a Rey, Finn and Sith trooper skins. Also available are a Star Wars emote and banner. read more