BERLIN (AP) – A food bank in western Germany has gone ahead with plans to exclude any more foreigners from accessing its services, despite an uproar across the country but applause from the far-right. The German news agency dpa reported the Essen food bank gave out several dozen new access cards to German citizens on Wednesday, while turning down foreigners.The move, announced in January, was strongly condemned by migrant aid groups, and the bank’s truck was daubed with the word “Nazis.” It triggered a wider debate about treatment of those on the margins of society. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday “such categorizations” of Germans and non-Germans were “not good.”The food bank in Essen says about three-quarters of its users are migrants, and that some elderly people and women are being scared away by them. … [Read more...] about Controversy After Charity Food Bank Only Allows Access to Citizens, Not Foreigners
The Central Texas Food Bank, which is still showing off its new facility in Southeast Austin, is hosting a big event on Saturday, May 20, that they are calling a 21 County Fair.The Central Texas Food Bank and H-E-B are teaming up for an event called the 21 County Fair on May 20. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN At a regular county fair, all the folks from that county come together to celebrate with food and fun. When you’re a food bank that serves 21 counties, you can host a 21 County Fair with a similar vibe. From 5 to 9 p.m. May 20 at 6500 Metropolis Drive, the food bank and H-E-B will host an event with carnival-style games, food from Via 313, Moonshine Grill, Easy Tiger, Café Mueller Restaurant by H-E-B and the food bank’s in-house chef, as well as snacks from Austin Gourmet Popcorn, Good Pop Frozen Pops and Lick Honest Ice Creams and adult libations from 512Sno, Hops & Grain, Blue Owl Brewing and Austin Beerworks. The purpose of the event is to bring together … [Read more...] about Central Texas Food Bank asks: Why stop at one county fair when you serve 21 counties?
Ed Putney, senior vice president of commercial real estate at Suffolk-based TowneBank, has moved on to Richmond-based Bay Banks of Virginia Inc.Bay Banks is the holding company of Virginia Commonwealth Bank and VCB Financial Group.Putney, who has worked in commercial banking for 31 years, now serves as the senior vice president, Hampton Roads market executive, of Virginia Commonwealth Bank.According to a press release from VCB, the announcement “comes after several months of discussions about the opportunities that exist in the Hampton Roads market area.”Putney began working for Towne after the company’s acquisition of Monarch Bank in June 2016. He was a senior vice president for Monarch.Before Monarch, Putney served for 11 years with Gateway Bank and the merger with Bank of Hampton Roads as director of the Real Estate Finance Group and the Virginia Beach Commercial Lending Group. … [Read more...] about Towne executive moves to Richmond-based Bay Banks
Tulsa police are investigating after a person was reportedly robbed while trying to deposit money at a Bank of Oklahoma branch in north Tulsa.The robbery occurred about 9:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of North Lewis Avenue, a police dispatcher said. A white male allegedly robbed an individual attempting to deposit money at a Bank of Oklahoma located in a strip mall in that block.The man, who had a gun on his hip, allegedly followed the individual from a nearby store and took the deposit.This is a developing story. Check tulsaworld.com for updates. … [Read more...] about Person robbed while trying to make bank deposit
Spencer Tierney, NerdWallet Published 8:00 am, Monday, March 5, 2018 This article was first published on NerdWallet.com. Electronic bank statements have virtues — saving trees, keeping your desk uncluttered — but they also have a vice: They can be easy to forget. You could instead get paper statements delivered by mail, an option that’s becoming less popular as technology gets better. But Nessa Feddis, senior vice president for consumer protection and payments at the American Bankers Association, says they “won’t disappear entirely.” Recommended Video: Now Playing: At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a crackdown by security forces in Myanmar’s Rakhine state that began in late August, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The estimate, based on surveys of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and published on Thursday (December 14), is vastly higher than Myanmar's official figure of 400. The … [Read more...] about Don’t Write Off Paper Bank Statements Just Yet