Vermont House passes consumer protection bill

first_imgThe Vermont House of Representatives yesterday passed H. 254, a bill to protect Vermonters against deceptive business practices. The practices outlawed in H.254 include, misleading consumers into authorizing on-going credit card charges, adding unwanted charges to residential or business phone bills, and out-of-state companies masquerading online as a Vermont florists.‘Businesses actively attempting to perpetrate scams on Vermonters is simply unacceptable,’ said Speaker Shap Smith. ‘This bill will outlaw a number of the unscrupulous strategies some out-of-state companies use, as well as strengthen the security of the state’s personal information database.’The key components of H. 254 include:Protection against Misleading Business Practicesâ ¢ Phone Bill Cramming: The bill makes it illegal to charge consumers for goods or services in a phone bill unless they are explicitly authorized; legitimate supplemental phone bill charges are still protected.â ¢ Discount Membership Charges: The bill requires that consumers be notified of their right to cancel membership, requires periodic reminder notifications that the consumer is subscribed and prohibits membership programs lasting longer than 18 months.â ¢ Masquerading: The bill will make it an unlawful and deceptive act to advertise as a ‘local’ or ‘Vermont’ florist if the business isn’t currently located in Vermont. This will protect both consumers and the Vermont florist industry, which is threatened when revenue is siphoned to out-of-state online-order flower businesses.Notification of Security Breachesâ ¢ In the event of a security breach’when consumers’ personal data is lost or stolen’the bill requires the data collector to notify the Vermont Attorney General. Consumers already receive mandatory notification, but notifying the Attorney General will improve law enforcement’s capacity to act on the security breach.Information Technology Securityâ ¢ Strengthens the security of data held by state-level agenciesâ ¢ Clarifies that the Agency of Administration is responsible for Information Technology Security regimens.The bill passed the House unanimously. It now heads to the Senate for consideration.Source: Speaker’s office. 3.30.2011last_img read more

Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger trolls Tottenham fans in Madrid ahead of Champions League final

first_imgEx-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger trolls Tottenham fans in Madrid ahead of Champions League final Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 1 Jun 2019 5:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link165Shares Advertisementcenter_img Arsene Wenger was mingling with Tottenham fans before the Champions League final (Twitter)Arsene Wenger has reminded everyone that he remains Arsenal through and through as he wore his club tracksuit bottoms in a hotel full of Tottenham supporters on the day of their Champions League final against Liverpool.The Gunners’ season ended in disappointment this week as Unai Emery’s side suffered a 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final.Arsenal now face the prospect of another campaign in the Europa League as winning the final was their last chance to secure a place in next season’s Champions League.And the week could get even worse for Arsenal fans as their north London rivals are one game away from being crowned champions of Europe.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWenger is in Madrid for the match at the Wanda Metropolitano as he is on punditry duty alongside Jose Mourinho for beIN Sports.Badge is the other side but this is the only photo I can find ❤️ pic.twitter.com/bknaICWuLD— Onset (@OnsetMTH) June 1, 2019But on the morning of the game, Wenger was mingling with Tottenham fans in Madrid whilst proudly wearing his Arsenal trackies.Wenger stepped down after 22 years in charge of Arsenal at the end of last season.And the 69-year-old admitted last month that he might not manage another club after enjoying his time away from football.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Originally I said I want to manage straight away again. After that I thought maybe I’ll take a little distance,’ said Wenger.‘ came to the conclusion that I want to share what I learned in my life. Because life is only useful if at some stage you share what you know.‘I will go back into football for sure. In what position I don’t know, whether that is as a manager or not. The appetite, the desire, is still there.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

Džeko in Ideal Team for European Qualifications for World Cup

first_imgEdin Džeko has been included in the ideal team for the European qualifications for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil, chosen by portal ‘Goal’.The B&H striker scored 10 goals in the qualifications and is one of the most deserving players in B&H’s historical placement for the World Cup.He joints the Dutch player Robin Van Persie, the best striker in the qualifications with 11 goals and Spain’s Pedro.(Source: Fena)last_img