NAFCU set to testify on housing finance reform

first_imgNAFCU witness Rick Stafford, president and CEO of Tower Federal Credit Union (Laurel, Md.), will share with lawmakers credit unions’ priorities and concerns with a bipartisan housing finance reform bill during a planned hearing Thursday before the House Financial Services Committee.Congress’ schedule this week could change following the passing of former President George H.W. Bush.This will be NAFCU’s 12th overall time testifying during the 115th Congress. Stafford also testified in October 2017 during a hearing on housing finance reform priorities before a House Financial Services subcommittee.Thursday’s scheduled hearing will focus on draft legislation from House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, that would preserve a NAFCU-sought government guarantee to the secondary mortgage market and create more lending opportunities for small lenders. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Gallery: No. 16 Syracuse crushed by No. 5 North Carolina, 20-11

first_imgNo. 16 Syracuse (8-7, 0-5 Atlantic Coast) entered Saturday’s matchup with No. 5 North Carolina (10-3, 5-1) in need of a resume-boosting win. Instead, the Orange got crushed. The Tar Heels rolled to a 20-11 victory in the Carrier Dome in a game that the Orange never led. Just two conference games remain for SU to get an ACC win. Comments Published on April 14, 2018 at 4:17 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Over 300 Participants at the Race “Girls on the Run”: Biljana Cvijanović Wins 1st Place

first_imgThe NGO Marathon Sarajevo organized successfully yesterday the second race for girls in B&H – “Girls on the run”. The winner is Biljana Cvijanović who won the first place at the Sarajevo half marathon earlier too.“Rahima Zukić won the second place while Selma Zrnić won the third place. In the competition of the School of running “Klix” won Almedina Šabić who won a valuable sports watch for runners.” – said for Klix Erol Mujanović, the executive director of the NGO Marathon Sarajevo.The cash prizes went to the first three participants. The first prize is worth 300 BAM, the second 200 BAM and the third 100 BAM. All participants won T-shirts especially made for this occasion while the first three participants received medals as well.Mujanović said that the number of participants was increased this year which was also the goal of yesterday’s event. There were 305 participants this year which is 50 % more than last year.“Our goal is to reach the number of several thousand participants in the future. The number of participants in the “Klix” School of running proves we are getting there. Man had a secondary role yesterday, and the capital one definitively was reserved for the girls.” – said Mujanović.The race started at 16:00 o’clock in front of the hotel Bristol, and three kilometres were short enough even for those girls who don’t train regularly.The sports project “Girls on the run” was organized in order to promote a healthy and active life of our citizens but also to help fight discrimination and prejudices in our society.The organizers wish to contribute in this way to marking the Week of peace, building a healthier and more modern environment and sports events like this one really have a long history in all modern countries and gather up to 30 000 participants.(Source: Klix)last_img read more

Dirt work begins for a proposed retail center south of McDonald’s Restaurant in Wellington

first_imgRoad graders were shown moving dirt earlier this week west of Wellington Wal-Mart.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The dirt work you are seeing south of McDonalds and west of Wellington SuperCenter appears to be a development that was originally proposed four years.TAPP Development, based in Edmond, Okla., is in the process of building a strip-mall type retail center on the 5.8 acre lot behind McDonalds.What could go into that development and a list of stores has yet to be announced.TAPP Development received a building permit to the city of Wellington on Wednesday. They have been doing dirt work at the complex since Monday.Sumner Newscow had contacted the corporate office this afternoon, but has so far not received a return phone call.TAPP had originally bought the property west of Wellington with McDonalds owning the north section.In late 2011, TAPP Development had announced that it was building four specialty stores which could possibly include a restaurant with a drive thru on the 5.8 acre lot. Whether that is in the plans now is not known publicly.Originally, the construction was to start in December, 2011 but it fell through for whatever reason.In a Sumner Newscow interview that was published in Nov. 3, 2011, Tim Clarke of Tapp Development Corp stated the company typically develops property with Walmart Super Centers as anchor and outer retails around them. The plans in 2011, was the new Wellington outlet would be considered a “shadow” retail center.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (8) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +7 Vote up Vote down iceman318 · 207 weeks ago I am so glad we have not lost many residents waiting for the hotel to be built across the highway. Holding your breath would have killed many of us. Report Reply 0 replies · active 207 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down I.B. Well · 207 weeks ago Exactly how is this going to help bring more business to downtown Wellington? Report Reply 2 replies · active 207 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down I. B. NotWell · 207 weeks ago Downtown is nearly a lost cause. Sad, but true. The reason I say that is the state of most of the buildings and the cost to update them and bring them up to code. It is generally cheaper to start from scratch. New business on the East side is what we need. We need investors to put up business there that can attempt to pull from I-35 traffic. That is our best bet at getting more traffic into Wellington. Report Reply +5 Vote up Vote down I.B. Well · 207 weeks ago Tom McAlister was doing wonders with many of the buildings downtown, but he got no from the city. So now our only option is to let our downtown district rot and fall down around us? In the meantime, we should bet on catching whatever business that may wander in off the interstate? It sounds to me like Wellington is on it’s way to becoming the little Detroit of Kansas. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down U.B. NotWell 4Sure · 207 weeks ago Moving closer to the interstate is not going to fix what is wrong with Wellington. Report Reply 0 replies · active 207 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Sharon Short · 207 weeks ago Negative comments such as these are exactly what is wrong with Wellington. Come on, people! This is good news! Report Reply 1 reply · active 207 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down I.B. Well · 207 weeks ago I hate to spoil your utopian view of life, but the truth isn’t always positive. Denying the truth certainly isn’t productive. Awhile back, the Wellington Chamber of Commerce had an agenda to bring more business to downtown. What happened? I hear people say how sad it is to see downtown Wellington in such a slump. Where’s the concern now? Downtown used to be the hub of this community. Show me a thriving downtown business district, and I’ll show you a strong, thriving community. The type of strong community that industries take a hard look at for their expansion efforts. When industries consider opening a plant in Wellington, they see a decaying downtown area and they move on. Okay, so the downtown buildings are deteriorating. Why not tear them down and rebuild? Wellington needs to get back to the basics. Report Reply +4 Vote up Vote down Phil White · 207 weeks ago I also see this as positive news for Wellington. I’ll welcome any new business to Wellington, no matter where in the city it may choose to locate. Many of the retailers who build this type of development will only come to a community in this type of development. They won’t even consider a downtown business district as a location; they prefer a high-traffic big-box retail location (i.e., next to Walmart). The choice is either have those businesses (and sales tax revenue) there or not at all. Other communities with a Walmart-other retail complex also have improving, revitalizing downtown areas. This can be a rising tide lifts all boats type of situation. I know of investments being made in our downtown and exciting things coming there as well. Report Reply 0 replies · active 207 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Bayern Munich legend slams Guardiola amid ‘Man City switch agreed’ rumours

first_imgPep Guardiola has been criticised by Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus, amid reports suggesting the Spaniard has agreed to become Manchester City’s new manager next season.The German giants have looked a shadow of the Bundesliga title-winning side in recent weeks, having lost their Champions League semi-final first leg 3-0 to Barcelona, gone out of the DFB-Pokal [German Cup] on penalties to Borussia Dortmund and lost league games to Bayer Leverkusen and Augsburg since wrapping up their 25th league triumph last month.And Matthaus has blamed Guardiola for their slump in form, claiming the Bayern players may be losing belief in the former Barcelona boss.“Guardiola has already said that their season is over and he’s been rotating his team so much that he’s unsettling the team,” he told Sky Deutschland.“His team no longer has the stability they had for over eight months, enchanting football fans up and down Germany.“It seems the players are losing a bit of belief in the coach, and he hadn’t expected that.”Middle East broadcasters BeIN Sports claimed on Sunday that Guardiola has already reached an agreement to replace Manuel Pellegrini as Manchester City manager next season, although conflicting reports in the Sunday Times suggested AC Milan’s prospective new Thai owners want him to lead a summer overhaul of their squad.Given Bayern’s recent results and behind-the-scenes problems, there is a feeling he could be allowed to leave the Bavarian club before the end of his contract.The 44-year-old’s current deal expires in 2016, but talks over an extension are not due to take place until after the season has ended.A recent fall-out with the club’s long-standing doctor Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt, who stepped down from his position as a consequence, has seen Guardiola lose his untouchable status among club bosses.Winning only the Bundesliga and missing out on the DFB-Pokal and Champions League, should Bayern fail to make history and recover from a three-goal deficit at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday, would be deemed as an unsuccessful season by Bayern’s standards.Former Barcelona coach Guardiola won a league and cup double in his first season with Bayern, adding the European Super Cup and Club World Cup. Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola 1last_img read more

LETTERKENNY MAN ROGER’S TRANS-ATLANTIC CYCLE – LATEST REPORT

first_imgI have made it to Carson City where I met a fantastic couple called Jim and Cheri who provided hospitality. Jim even let me drive his 1965 Ford Mustang GT !Crossing my first state line was a big moment. I am now in Nevada, where I have decisions to make. There is a heatwave moving through here. Some of the places I had planned to cycle to are experiencing 105-110 degrees. I rested today (Thursday) in Fallon, and am going over contingency plans. Riding early in the morning is an option. Skipping dangerous sections and making up the mileage by cycling around Central Park is an option. Quitting is not an option!I was not expecting so many people who have experienced cancer to contact me. It is moving, but provides great motivation.I am trying to spread awareness to men of my age of cancers which are prevalent in men such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer. I also learned last week that men can get breast cancer. I think it is strange how women are so open and thorough about checking for early signs of cancer, and we men are not. Maybe we feel too macho or something? Im hoping this challenge can demonstrate that you can be strong but still able to talk about mens health. Im wearing factor 100 sun block. Prevention against melanoma is also so important. Even if you are not riding a bike through the desert, just being outside for long spells at this time of year can be harmful. So my messages are: If cycling, wear your helmet. If outside, wear sun block. And if you are a man in your 40’s or 50’s go and ask your doctor about a prostate cancer check.I was shading under the only tree on the road yesterday when I heard the Ireland result from the Euros! The game was finished over an hour at that point. I am hoping to see the game somehow on Sunday. Its a 6am start. Im trying to find someone with a spare Sky Go account 🙂 This challenge is an emotional rollercoaster. Most of the turns have been upward. It is amazing how people react when you try to do something good.I would like to thank everyone at home for all their kind words of encouragement, banter, and donations. Every little message from home means so much, and spurs me on when Im feeling tired or overwhelmed. I would like to say a big hello to some very special little folk: Leah, Sarah and Robert, who are following my trip across America on their atlas.It is not easy keeping up with news from home, but I have been watching Nikki Bradley’s preparations for her Guinness World Record attempt and I am wishing her well.Being out on a bike for so long on your own means you get a lot of thoughts running through your head. Yesterday I picked up a tail wind and was averaging 16mph. I actually found myself wondering how I could make a sail out of my rain jacket. It won’t be needed for rain anytime soon thats for sure!Finally, if anyone would like to make a donation to The Irish Cancer Society, they can do so on this link:www.gofundme.com/TransAtlanticCycleLETTERKENNY MAN ROGER’S TRANS-ATLANTIC CYCLE – LATEST REPORT was last modified: June 24th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Americacycle across AmericaDonegal DailyRoger Holmeslast_img read more

Cloughaneely: New managers for senior and under-21 teams installed

first_imgMíle buíochas do gach duine a bhí i láthair ag an Chruinniú Cheann Bliana Dé Domhnaigh seo chaite. Toghadh na hoifigigh seo leanas den Bhliain 2017.Many thanks to all who attended our AGM on Sunday evening last. The following are the elected officers for 2017:Uachtarán/President: An tAthair Seán Ó GhallachóirLeasuachtatán/Vice President: Paddy O’GradyCathaoirleach/Chairperson: Joseph McGarveyLeas Cathaoirleach/Vice-Chairperson: Seamus Ó DomhnaillRúnaí/Secretary: Martin DugganCisteoir/Treasurer: Marie McClaffertyLeas Chisteoir/Vice Treasurer: Paddy McClaffertyOifigeach Caidrimh Poiblí/PRO: Anna Marie CoyleOifigeach Forbartha/Development Officer: James McCrossanOifigeach ASAP/Health & Well Being: Helena McCarryOifigeach Oiliúna/Coachin Officer: John Paul GallagherIondaí ar bhord na contae/Co. Board Delegate: Paddy McClafferty. Tá an club fíor-bhuíoch d’oifigigh na bliana 2016 agus guímid gach rath ar Choiste na bliana 2017!Ratified at the AGM on Sunday evening were our Senior and U-21 Managers.2017 Senior Manager : Michael Lynch2017 U-21 Manager: Martin DugganWe wish them all the very best for 2017. Many thanks to last years out-going senior manager John Paul Gallagher for his hard work and commitment to the club! The Senior board will be holding a presentation night (in place of the annual dinner dance) in Ostan Loch Áltan on Saturday, Jan 21st, at 8:00 pm in Óstan Loch Áltan. Food and refreshments will be provided on the night. The cost of entry is €10 per person. We would encourage as many as possible to come along in acknowledgment and support of the year gone by.Numbers drawn on Wednesday, Jan 4th were 1,2,5,11,14,16. There was no jackpot winner so jackpot rises to €4,300! We had 39 match 4’s and the one winner drawn for the €100 was Kevin Scanlon! Draw takes place each Wednesday evening at the bingo in Óstan Loch Áltan. Tickets are on sale in various outlets throughout the parish and in Óstan Loch Áltan prior to the bingo each Wednesday evening.As the New Years resolution of a healthier, fitter self roll around in your mind why not make your local gym, Faola Fitness, your starting point. We provide a fully equipped gym for all your exercise needs. Classes are also available through Synergy Fitness Training (Tel: 087-2601350), DMG Fitness (086-1009467)and ROD Fitness -Falcarragh GAA Gym-Donegal (087-6873669) which are all run at the gym. Please contact the numbers listed for details on classes and inquiries on Gym membership.The Gym is open to all members of the public once gym membership has been paid; at which point you are included as a social member.2017 Membership Cost:1 year = €1706 months = €1003 months = €60Faola Fitness Opening Hours:Mon-Fri: 09:00 – 12:00 & 17:00 – 22:00.   Sat: 09:00 – 17:00 We are in need of volunteers to help out with the running of ladies board this year. If you can spare some time to help out in any way at all it would be greatly appreciated! Please contact Desiree on 086-0874395.Congratulations to our own Laura Gallagher who is nominated in the ‘Primary School Sports Teacher’ category of the Donegal Sport Star awards! Laura is a teacher at Scoil Náisiúnta An Choimín, An Chlochán; and puts a lot of effort and energy into promoting and encouraging sport amongst her students. The school itself is also nominated for the ‘Primary School (Small <100)’ sports star award! Great achievement and best of luck to Laura and her School! Maith Sibh!The winner of the Tipster competition held last year was Ciaran Boyce who won €100! 2nd place was Hugh McGarvey who won €50!!Any notices to be included in the weekly club notes must be submitted by 8:00 pm on a Monday evening. Please contact 086-1567503 with any submissions. Cloughaneely: New managers for senior and under-21 teams installed was last modified: January 10th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more