ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » House members remain in their home districts this week as the Senate continues work in Washington. NAFCU encourages credit unions to set up meetings with lawmakers while they are gearing up for the mid-term elections to talk about issues facing the industry; meanwhile, NAFCU continues its award-winning advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.In recent weeks – as a result of NAFCU and credit union advocacy – Congress has made progress on credit union priorities including data security and regulatory relief, and also left the industry’s tax-exempt status untouched in its second push for tax reform. NAFCU is also fighting against efforts to wrap credit unions into the Community Reinvestment Act, and is instead asking that credit unions’ ability to serve underserved areas be expanded as well as their capacity to make more member business loans.Furthermore, the association is pushing for the withdrawal of a proposed rulemaking that would loosen Volcker rule requirements on big banks.
The big three in the English Premier League (EPL) namely Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea secure respective wins in their various Matchday 6 clashes as the title race hots up.Manchester City thrashed bottom club Crystal Palace 5-0 at courtesy goals from Raheem Sterling (2), Leroy Sane, Sergio Aguero and substitute Fabian Delph while Manchester United needed a 20th minute strike from Romelu Lukaku to secure a 1-0 win at Southampton. Chelsea also won against hosts Stoke City with new summer signing Alvaro Morata netting a hattrick in addition to a lovely strike from fellow Spanish teammate to give the champions a 4-0 win.The victories recorded by the three teams maintain the three points separating the three big teams before the start of Matchday 6 with Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea on 16 points, 16 points and 13 points respectively.Matchday 6 Results:Stoke City 0-4 ChelseaManchester City 5-0 Crystal PalaceSouthampton 0-1 Manchester UnitedBurnley 0-0 Huddersfield TownSwansea City 1-2 WatfordWest Ham United 2-3 Tottenham HotspurEverton 2-1 BournemouthRelated
Twenty-one-year-old Anil Mohamed of Jetty Squatting Area, Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara (WCD) and Floyd Frank, also 21, of Plantation Best, WCD, were each fined $25,000 by Magistrate Annette Singh last week after they admitted to robbing Cyan McIntyre with offensive weapons on December 29, 2017.According to the Prosecution’s case, McIntyre was at Tajo’s Bar at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara and after having a conversation with two females, he followed them to the seawall at the Jetty Squatting Area in Vreed-en-Hoop. It was at this location that Mohamed, armed with a knife, and Frank, with a cutlass, pounced on McIntyre, relieving him of $43,000 cash before escaping into the night.After the ordeal, McIntyre reported the matter at the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station and based on information provided, the two females were arrested. Sometime after, they confessed and identified the two robbers who were later charged for their criminal act.When they appeared at the Wales Magistrate’s Court late last week, Mohamed, who was barely audible, indicated that he works with a manufacturing company at Diamond, East Bank Demerara while Frank, who was all smiles, said he works in landscaping with a company. Asked by Magistrate Singh why they got involved in such an act, the duo could not explain themselves or say what they did with the money. They however offered the victim a portion of the sum which they took from him. This amounted to $19,000 – $10,000 from Mohamed’s relatives and $9000 from Frank’s relatives.In appealing for a reasonable sentence, both men asked for leniency, with Frank telling the court that he supports his wife, mother, a sister and two nephews, who all reside in the same home. In considering their sentence, Magistrate Singh took into consideration their ages, family situation and the fact they recompensed the victim a sum of the money that was stolen. If they do not honour their obligation to pay the $25,000 fine, they will spend two months in prison.
West Brom manager Alan Irvine says he has not decided who will replace the suspended Craig Gardner for the Baggies clash with Newcastle this weekend.Irvine’s side host the Magpies at the Hawthorns on Sunday, but they will have to contend without midfielder Gardner after he picked up a fifth yellow card of the season and a one-match suspension against Leicester last weekend.And Irvine admits he is yet to choose who replace the in-form 27-year-old in the starting line-up.“It’s going to always be horses for courses,” said the Albion head coach.“I pick the team based on what I think the opposition strengths and weaknesses are. With Gards having picked up the fifth booking there is a place going to be open for somebody else.“It’s important then they take that chance when they get it.” West Brom midfielder Craig Gardner 1