Thaler urges House passage of spending bill with NAFCU-sought relief

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU’s Brad Thaler yesterday urged House leaders to retain a handful of NAFCU-sought provisions – some relating to the CFPB and the Federal Communications Commission’s Telephone Consumer Protection Act rules – in the text and accompanying report language for a fiscal 2017 spending bill slated for House action this week.Thaler, NAFCU’s vice president of legislative affairs, urged House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and all members of the House, to also retain the bill’s inclusion of $250 million for the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund and $2 million for NCUA’s Community Development Revolving Loan Fund. NAFCU also supports funding for the Small Business Administration, including its 7(a) and 504 loan programs, Thaler noted. “These programs help promote access to capital and local economic growth in low-income communities,” Thaler wrote.Included in the appropriation bill are NAFCU-sought provisions subjecting CFPB funding to congressional oversight and moving the bureau from a sole director to a five-person commission. Thaler urged approval of these provisions in his letter.NAFCU, the only credit union trade association to oppose subjecting credit unions to CFPB authority under Dodd-Frank, also maintains that CFPB should be using its current Dodd-Frank Act authority to exempt credit unions from regulations aimed at bad actors. continue reading »last_img read more

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How to be a strong leader during a crisis

first_img continue reading » There’s a lot of uncertainty right now. As our communities implement social distancing and isolation measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, many of us are struggling to balance business with the health, safety, and concerns of employees and members/customers.As many others have done as well, my organization last week implemented a company-wide telework policy. While this is a difficult decision to make, we’ve spent the last few years updating our technology and infrastructure to equip all employees with the capability to work from home to ensure business can go on.I understand not all businesses are able to do this. But the coronavirus pandemic emphasizes the need for companies to invest in their operations and continuity plans. Because those that haven’t made those critical investments are now faced with even more problems to address on top of the health and safety concerns of the virus.In addition to having a strong infrastructure in place to allow telework, creating a pro-cybersecurity culture in these times is critical. There have been several reports of scams looking to capitalize on coronavirus fears, and employees might be compelled to click on malicious links if they’re not aware of what to look for. This blog from information security expert George Hulme offers six signs to gauge your office cybersecurity culture. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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New Volleyball State Tournament Format Approved

first_imgThe Executive Committee of the Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc. unanimously approved a format change this morning to future volleyball state tournaments.By a 17‐0 vote and beginning next season (2017), the tournament will grow to a four‐week format by starting the sectional a week earlier than in previous years and eliminating the mid‐week regional which caused school‐night travel issues for many teams in parts of the state.The sectional tournaments will continue as a Tuesday‐Thursday‐Saturday format and will be set for Oct. 10, 12 and 14, 2017. The winner of each sectional will now advance to a four‐team regional the following Saturday (Oct. 21, 2017) and three days earlier than the Tuesday night format used in recent years. The semi‐state tournaments on Oct. 28, 2017 will become a one‐match affair for each team using a double‐header setup with the winner of each match advancing to its respective state championship on Nov. 4, 2017.The changes originated during a meeting two years ago with the IHSAA Advisory Committee of the Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (IIAAA). An ensuing survey conducted last spring showed 76.6% of athletics directors and 66.5% of volleyball coaches supported the change.The new format does not reduce the number of contests that may be played during the regular season (25 matches plus two tournaments) and will mirror what is currently used in the girls and boys basketball and baseball tournaments.An additional benefit of beginning one week earlier would be that the overlap of the volleyball and girls basketball seasons will now be cut in half. With this change, only 64 schools would still be playing volleyball when the first day of girls basketball practice begins on Monday of Week 16. Last year, girls basketball practice began the same week as volleyball sectional tournaments.Round Format Sectional Retains format of Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday but one week earlier played during Week 15 (Oct. 10, 12, 14, 2017).Regional Four teams per regional site on Saturday of Week 16 (Oct. 21, 2017).Semi‐State Two teams per class at each of four sites (doubleheader) played Saturday of Week 17 (Oct. 28, 2017) *Semi‐State sites determined after conclusion of regionals.State Finals Retains format played on Saturday of Week 18 (Nov. 4, 2017).last_img read more

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Smullen expecting Eagle to soar in Far East

first_img Press Association Pat Smullen reports Free Eagle to be in “tremendous form” ahead of his swansong in Sunday’s Longines Hong Kong Cup. Speaking at Monday’s Horse Racing Ireland Awards ceremony at Leopardstown, the jockey said: “He’s in tremendous form and has been trained for the race. “It’s been well documented that he seems to be a good horse fresh. He’s been freshened up and goes there in great shape.” center_img A narrow winner of the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot in June, the Dermot Weld-trained four-year-old then finished third after being heavily bumped by Golden Horn in a controversial climax to the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. He was unable to lay a glove on John Gosden’s brilliant colt in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, but Smullen is hopeful he can bounce back in the Far East in what is set to be his final competitive appearance before retiring to the Irish National Stud in 2016. last_img read more

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March Madness 2019: 3 takeaways from Indiana’s bubble-bursting loss to Ohio State

first_imgBoth teams entered the matchup on the bubble and the Buckeyes (19-13) increased their chances of reaching the field of 68 with the victory. Meanwhile, Indiana (17-15) is now unlikely to hear its name called on Selection Sunday.Here are three takeaways from the Hoosiers’ loss: Related News Indiana: Jekyll and HydeIndiana’s play this season has made little sense and that did not change against Ohio State.The Hoosiers fell behind by as many as 22 midway through the second half yet launched a furious rally to cut their deficit to just two with less than five seconds to play. But the comeback came up short as Ohio State answered with a pair of free throws to secure the victory. The Hoosiers have arguably the best wins of any team fighting for an at-large bid and also some of the worst losses. They topped Marquette and Louisville in nonconference play before adding two victories against Michigan State and one over Wisconsin in Big Ten action. Indiana, however, also dropped games to Arkansas, Nebraska, Northwestern and Rutgers.  Indiana had been on a four-game winning streak before it fell to Ohio State. It was the Hoosiers’ second loss to the Buckeyes this season.Romeo Langford did not deliver for IndianaRomeo Langford is Indiana’s best player, but he did not play like it Thursday.Langford was not aggressive looking for his shot and disappeared for long stretches of the game. He finished with nine points on 4-of-12 shooting, six rebounds and five assists.The star freshman, who entered the game averaging 16.7 points and 5.4 rebounds, also turned the ball over twice and missed four of his five 3-pointers.Block. Catch. Lean back. Pass. Kaleb Wesson makes an impact early for @OhioStateHoops.#B1GTourney X #MarchOnBTN pic.twitter.com/sK8myramgW— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) March 14, 2019OSU is a completely different team with Kaleb WessonOhio State’s go-to scorer was back on the court against Indiana.The Buckeyes dropped the last three games of the regular season after they suspended forward Kaleb Wesson due to a violation of athletic department policy. They averaged 56 points per game in those losses and shot just 32.5 percent from the field. Ohio State, however, looked like a completely different team with Wesson on the floor.The Buckeyes’ top scorer and rebounder struggled from the field (5 of 15) but created easy opportunities around the rim. His presence in the post also opened up driving lanes and uncontested jumpers for his teammates.Wesson tallied 17 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Zion Williamson injury update: Duke star to play Thursday against Syracusecenter_img Will Wade asks LSU to lift his suspension amid FBI investigation Indiana’s NCAA Tournament hopes took a major hit Thursday.In a must-win game, the Hoosiers fell to Ohio State, 79-75, in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament at Chicago’s United Center.last_img read more

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Fantasy Injury Updates: Is T.Y. Hilton playing Monday night? (Updated)

first_imgT.Y. Hilton is officially questionable for Monday Night Football for the Colts against the Saints. He’s missed Indianapolis’ past two games because of a calf injury and will be a game-time decision. If he plays, he’s a solid boom-or-bust fantasy option, but you’ll want to back him up with Zach Pascal or Marcus Johnson if you’re waiting out the updates and hoping for him to be active.The official active/inactive report drops about 6:50 p.m. ET, and we’ll have updates through that time here and on Twitter @SN_Fantasy. WEEK 16 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIs T.Y. Hilton playing Monday night?UPDATE 2: Hilton is officially ACTIVE. UPDATE: Hilton is “trending in the right direction”, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Hilton hasn’t played in the past two weeks. He returned in Week 12 after a separate multi-week absence for the same calf injury, but he apparently aggravated the injury and has now missed Weeks 13 and 14. Hilton was limited in practice Friday before missing Saturday’s practice, which could be a precaution but could also be a bad sign. MORE MNF: DraftKings showdown lineup | Betting previewIndianapolis head coach Frank Reich confirmed Saturday that Hilton will be a true game-time decision for Monday night. Reich added that if Hilton played, there wouldn’t be a pitch count on his playing time.Because Hilton runs the risk of aggravating the injury again if he plays, he’s not without risk, but if you own him and can afford to wait on him, he’s still a solid play against an overrated Saints pass defense. If Hilton is out, Zach Pascal moves up to No. 1 WR duties while Marcus Johnson joins him in two-wide sets. Pascal would be the preferred play of the two, but he may be owned in your league, and Johnson is the next best option to pick up off waivers if you need a backup while you wait on Hilton.last_img read more

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