‘Goodbye Dominic’ – St George’s Football Team Pen Tributes to Late Captain

first_img STUDENTS’ TRIBUTES “I’m sorry I didn’t get to tell you you’re someone I admired a lot and I always wanted to be like you in terms of academics and your playing style. Love you, Dominic Alessandro James,” shared Taffarel Hamilton. There were a few words of regret as well, as some wished for one more opportunity to see him face-to-face. “I’m sorry I didn’t get the chance to tell you how much I love you and that I’ll do everything that I can just to see that angelic smile of yours. I’m elated to have met you and that we’ve had so much wonderful moments together,” wrote Alex Marshall. Others tried to console themselves with the fact that Dominic was no longer in pain and that he was in a better place. “Sometimes we all wonder why God takes the most beautiful souls, but do you ever notice when you pick a flower, you pick the most beautiful one? Well that’s you,” signed Jonathan and Matthew Wilson. It is clear that Dominic’s spirit will remain with this team. The hashtag #WEDOITFORDELLY has become a rallying cry for STGC as they continue their search for schoolboy football glory. And the young men gave the assurance that Dominic would never be forgotten. D’Andro Segre said, “His kind-hearted spirit will surely be missed and never forgotten,” while Romario Harding probably summed it up best: “Your spirit will always be with us. We never say DIE!! WIN, LOSE, OR DRAW!” It is amazing that one so young could leave such an indelible mark. The tears have not yet begun to dry after the death of Dominic Alessandro James, the unquestioned leader and captain of the St George’s College (STGC) Manning Cup team. On September 20, mere minutes into STGC’s match against Excelsior High, Dominic collapsed to the turf. Despite being rushed to hospital, it was to be the last time he featured on a football pitch. A promising footballer and bright young man had heard the final whistle. There is an archaic notion that boys aren’t supposed to cry. But there was not a dry eye at the mini-stadium that afternoon as players and officials from both teams openly wept. Since Dominic’s passing, the same young men he led out into battle in light blue and white have been expressing their love for him. Their words, printed in two pages of the Sunday Gleaner of September 25, a day before Dominic’s 19th birthday. The written expressions give real insight into the team, no, the family, of which Dominic was a major part; and perhaps he was its very core. In times of grief, words can prove insufficient to fully describe the emotions. But the team did its best to make sure the world knew how they truly felt. Teammates described ‘Delly Ranks’, as Dominic was affectionately known, as a “role model”, “a loving brother”, “a motivator”, and “a wonderful leader”. In a day and age when young men are accused of shying away from their feelings, several members of the team openly expressed how they loved Dominic. “You’ve been a great friend, brother, and leader. I love you and I miss you,” wrote Damani Harris. Paul Young Jr echoed those sentiments when he penned, “Words cannot truly express how I feel about you. I will always love you, Dominic Alessandro.” Others expressed admiration for how Dominic carried himself.last_img read more

Consumer Bureau Warns of Potentially Misleading Mortgage Ads

first_img Share Fraud,Consumer Bureau Warns of ‘Potentially’ Misleading Mortgage Ads November 19, 2012 474 Views Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Federal Trade Commission Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-11-19 Esther Chocenter_img Two federal agencies partnered up to let certain companies know their mortgage advertising tactics may be unlawful. [IMAGE]On Monday, the “”Consumer Financial Protection Bureau””:http://www.consumerfinance.gov/ (CFPB) and the “”Federal Trade Commission””:http://www.ftc.gov/ (FTC) announced letters were issued over “”potentially”” misleading advertisements that target veterans and older Americans. The CFPB sent about a dozen warning letters to mortgage lenders and brokers, and the FTC sent 20 letters to real estate agents, home builders, and lead generators. The letters inform recipients that they may be violating federal law and urge review of the ads. The CFPB provided examples of warning letters to companies with mortgage ads targeting “”older Americans””:http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201211_cfpb_generic_warning_letter_older_Americans.pdf and “”veterans””:http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201211_cfpb_generic_warning_letter_veterans.pdf. The agencies randomly reviewed about 800 mortgage ads promoting different services from a variety of sources. For [COLUMN_BREAK]example, the ads targeted potential customers for loans, refinancings, and reverse mortgages, and the ads could be found anywhere including the web, newspapers, or on direct mail flyers. Those targeted in the warnings are suspect of violating the Mortgage Acts and Practices Advertising Rule, or Regulation N, which prohibits misrepresentations in mortgage ads. Both agencies are granted authority to enforce the rule for non-bank mortgage advertisers. Examples of potential violations the agencies found included ads suggesting affiliation with a government agency and ads offering very low fixed mortgage rates but with potentially misleading terms. The CFPB also says it found ads for reverse mortgages claiming no payments in connection with the product, even though reverse mortgages generally require monthly or other periodic tax or insurance payments, and may risk default if the payments aren’t made.””Misrepresentations in mortgage products can deprive consumers of important information while making one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives,”” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “”Baiting consumers with false ads to buy into mortgage products would be illegal. We will conduct a fair and rigorous investigation into these issues and will take appropriate action for any violations we find.”” The CFPB says the companies it finds in violation of the rule could be subject to enforcement action. The FTC announced the possibility of paying civil penalties. in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicinglast_img read more