NAFCU witness: Reg burden is credit unions’ top challenge

Posted On Dec 18 2020 by

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU witness Peggy Bosma-LaMascus, president and CEO of Patriot Federal Credit Union in Chambersburg, Pa., will deliver NAFCU’s message that credit unions need substantial regulatory relief during a hearing this morning by the House Financial Services Committee.Bosma-LaMascus will testify before the panel alongside other financial industry witnesses in a hearing titled “Preserving Consumer Choice and Financial Independence” and focused especially on rising compliance costs under the Dodd-Frank Act.Today’s hearing will be the second in two months in which NAFCU has urged lawmakers to address onerous constraints of current rules and take action to reduce the proliferation of new ones.Bosma-LaMascus will emphasize that credit unions have a long history of helping the economy grow, even during the recent financial crisis, yet they remain highly regulated and are restricted in their ability to provide services and build capital. She will push the provisions of NAFCU’s five-point plan for credit union regulatory relief to address this. continue reading »last_img read more


This week: NAFCU’s award-winning advocacy continues, senators talk blockchain, EU’s GDPR

Posted On Dec 17 2020 by

first_img 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.last_img read more


Study: Glaucoma patients need better education on marijuana

Posted On Sep 27 2020 by

first_imgUPI.com 24 December 2015The perception of marijuana’s effects on glaucoma significantly outpace what research has shown, according to a new study that researchers said suggests the public needs to be re-educated on medical uses for the drug.Marijuana has been legalized for medicinal or recreational purposes in 23 states and Washington, D.C., in recent years, based largely on voter referendums.Many of the votes have been passed on a 1999 Institute of Medicine report on marijuana’s possibly therapeutic effects for a range of medical conditions, including glaucoma. Researchers note that while marijuana can relieve the effects of glaucoma for three or four hours, patients would need to be dosed eight to ten times per day for a “sustained therapeutic effect.”Researchers in the new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, said patients need to be educated on the drug and its specific effects on glaucoma — which they note is not supported by scientific evidence.“This study contributes to filling the gap in our knowledge about patients’ perceptions toward using marijuana for glaucoma and their intentions to seek this therapeutic alternative,” researchers wrote in the study. “Understanding these intentions will become even more important as states continue to legalize marijuana for recreational use (currently Washington, D.C., and 4 other states), as patients with glaucoma will then have access to marijuana without the need for a physician to prescribe this drug.”http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2015/12/24/Study-Glaucoma-patients-need-better-education-on-marijuana/2061450962234/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more


Jackson kicks Ulster to victory

Posted On Sep 21 2020 by

first_img Jackson converted and slotted four penalties, to trump Zebre centre Gonzalo Garcia’s six-point haul with the boot. Home full-back Guglielmo Palazzani crossed for Zebre’s only try of the clash. So that left Ulster to wear their hosts down, and force them into conceding the penalties for 21-year-old Jackson to convert. Attack-minded Jackson also had a hand in Ulster’s try, his smart reverse pass sending wing Craig Gilroy into space. Five-cap Ireland centre Cave cut a close line off Gilroy to complete the move. Ulster led 13-6 at half time, with Jackson adding his second two penalties after the interval. Palazzani claimed his try late on as the Italians finally breached Ulster’s stingy defence. Mark Anscombe’s Ulster side may have craved more try-scoring opportunities, but will be pleased to leave with victory. Italy forwards Mauro Bergamasco and Marco Bortolami led the Zebre charge, fighting hard to incite their team-mates to crack Ulster’s defence open in the second half. But the home side were unable to find the creativity required to outfox their Northern Irish visitors. Jackson continued his strong start to the season, leading the Ulster line with confidence. New Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt was impressed with Jackson’s progress during the autumn international series. Jackson controlled Ireland’s 40-9 victory over Samoa with ease. But he dropped out of the match squad for the Australia and New Zealand defeats, with Johnny Sexton fit again and Ian Madigan considered more versatile on the bench. Ireland boss Schmidt wants his young stars playing regularly and controlling matches. So the former New Zealand schoolteacher will be quietly contented to see Jackson still making solid progress, especially with Madigan battling for chances at Leinster with Kiwi Jimmy Gopperth. Press Association Ireland fly-half Jackson’s solid goal-kicking guided Ulster past the gritty Italian franchise in Parma, to their sixth win in seven league matches. Centre Darren Cave crossed for Ulster’s only try after 26 minutes. Paddy Jackson’s 14 points from the kicking tee proved decisive as Ulster ground out a hard-earned 19-11 RaboDirect Pro 12 victory at Zebre.last_img read more


MLB trade rumors: Phillies ‘showing continued interest’ in White Sox closer Alex Colome

Posted On Aug 16 2020 by

first_imgSource: #Phillies showing continued interest in #WhiteSox closer Álex Colomé. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 29, 2019Colome, who is in his first season with the White Sox, holds a 3-1 record with a 2.27 ERA and 21 saves in 40 appearances. He was an All-Star while with the Rays in 2016 and has also pitched for the Mariners over his seven-year career.The Phillies, meanwhile, entered the season with high expectations after signing Bryce Harper and trading for JT Realmuto. But, they’ve been inconsistent so far and came into play Monday one game out of the second wild-card spot. Philadelphia also trailed the Braves by 6 1/2 games in the National League East race. Related News MLB trade rumors: Are the Astros targeting Mets starter Zack Wheeler? MLB trade rumors: Padres’ offers for Mets starter Noah Syndergaard have been ‘especially light’ “We have to recognize where we are, and we have to make moves that are appropriate,” Klentak said. “We’re going to continue to push. We’re going to continue to try. … (But), for this team to get where we want to go, the core players on this roster need to perform well. And that’s true of any team. Teams that do well have their core players perform well. We have the talent on the field to do that.”The Phillies signed left-hander Drew Smyly, as well, after he became a free agent earlier this month. The Phillies could be looking to upgrade their bullpen.Philadelphia is “showing continued interest” in White Sox closer Alex Colome, according to a report from MLB Network, which cites an unidentified league source. “We’re a talented club that has yet to come together all at once,” Phillies manager Gabe Kapler told reporters over the weekend, via NBC Sports Philadelphia. “We’ve seen stretches of good play. I believe we have a strong run in us in the second half of the season. I think we’re positioned well.“I maintain that our job is to develop the players that we have in the room. It’s not to speculate on what’s happening outside (at the trade deadline). I trust 100% that our front office is going to do everything they can to improve our club.”The Phillies acquired Mets starter Jason Vargas on Monday in exchange for a low-level prospect. General manager Matt Klentak said last week the team might focus on making supplemental moves before the July 31 trade deadline. MLB trade rumors: Mets deal Jason Vargas to Phillieslast_img read more


Governor says Japan trade trip went well

Posted On Aug 13 2020 by

first_imgIowa Governor Kim Reynolds returned at the end of last week from a trade mission to Japan. Reynolds talked about the mission during an event in Sioux County.“As we met with the different individuals that are marketing our products, they saw a lot of potential for us to not only capture some new market share, but to also capture some of the market that was going to Australia. So — it was really productive,” Reynolds said. She says there’s also hope the U-S/Japanese trade agreement will lead to more opportunities.“We were hoping that it would get out of committee while we were there — and did get stalled a little bit. As we talked to the different officials and especially with the Embassy visit, they still felt very confident that it would be ratified in their congress or the DIET. And they wrap up their session round December 5th,” Reynolds said. “So the goal and what everybody felt very optimistic with is that would get it through and it would go into effect the first of January.” Reynolds says they also had good visits with companies that have invested in Iowa and have businesses located within the Hawkeye state.“It’s not only exporting our products but looking for foreign direct investment into the state of Iowa,” according to Reynolds. The Iowa governor says the delegation was able to make several pitch presentations as to why Japan would want to consider investing in Iowa.last_img read more


Valencia fall to first defeat at 10-man Getafe

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_img0Shares0000Valencia defender Jose Luis Gaya Pena reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the Spanish league football match Getafe CF vs Valencia CF at the Col. Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, Spain on December 3, 2017 © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOMadrid, Spain, Dec 3 – Valencia blew a huge chance to move within two points of Barcelona at the top of La Liga as they slumped to a first defeat of the season, losing 1-0 at Getafe on Sunday.The visitors’ disappointment was also compounded by the fact Getafe played for 65 minutes a man down after Mauro Arambarri was sent off midway through the first half. However, a Valencia shorn of the creative talents of PSG loanee Goncalo Guedes through injury lacked ideas to break the hosts down and were beaten by Markel Bergara’s deflected effort 24 minutes from time.“Congratulations to them, they won, I don’t think it was a fair result but that is football,” Valencia captain Dani Parejo told BeIN Sports Spain.“It is not an excuse, but to see good football and to be the best league in the world, I don’t think you can play on pitches in the condition it was today.”Barca’s failure to win at home in La Liga for the first time in a year on Saturday against Celta Vigo had opened the door for Valencia to continue their unlikely title challenge after finishing 12th in each of the last two seasons.Instead, the Catalans extend their lead at the top to five points with Valencia now just a point ahead of Atletico Madrid in third.Real Madrid are fourth, a further two points back, after they too were held 0-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.Two poorly timed challenges from Arambarri early on looked to have gifted Valencia the upper hand.However, the best Los Che could muster before half-time was a trio of Parejo free-kicks that tested Vicente Guaita.The 10 men then missed a great chance to go in front at the start of the second period when Angel Rodriguez fired wide with just Valencia goalkeeper Neto to beat.Getafe did, though, get a lucky break for the opener when Bergara’s powerful effort from 25 yards ricocheted off former Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista to leave Neto wrong-footed.Once again Valencia’s biggest threat came from a Parejo free-kick that Guaita brilliantly tipped onto the post.And the ex-Valencia keeper denied his former club once more in stoppage time with a smart stop from Carles Soler’s piledriver.On a fine Sunday for La Liga’s other two Madrid sides, so often overshadowed by Real and Atletico, Leganes also came from behind to beat Villarreal 3-1.Daniel Raba had given Villarreal the lead at Butarque on the hour mark.However, the introduction of Moroccan international Nordin Amrabat, who could face Spain at next year’s World Cup after the countries were paired together in Friday’s draw, swung the game Leganes’ way.Amrabat teed up Diego Rico to equalise before another Moroccan Nabil El Zhar put Leganes in front.And Amrabat was the creator once more in stoppage time for Gabriel Pires to complete the scoring.Las Palmas’ first win in 10 games moved the Canary Islanders to within two points of safety as Jonathan Calleri netted the only goal against a Real Betis side on the slide.Eibar are now nine points clear of the drop zone as they beat Espanyol 3-1 to record a third straight win.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more