NAFCU shares support of NDAA, urges House to pass legislation

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As the House prepares to consider the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler urged the chamber to support and pass the important piece of legislation.Of note, the bill includes NAFCU-sought language to make Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/anti-money laundering (AML) reforms and does not include changes to on-base leases sought by the banking industry.In the letter, sent to House leadership, Thaler thanked the conference committee for recognizing the important role that defense credit unions play in providing servicemembers with “traditional financial services and protecting our troops from predatory lenders.”Thaler noted that while the Department of Defense (DoD) has chosen to afford space on military spaces at a nominal rate to credit unions, the department is not required to do so. This post is currently collecting data…center_img This is placeholder text continue reading »last_img read more

East Ventures closes seed funding for post-pandemic innovation

first_imgSoutheast Asia’s most active early-stage investment firm East Ventures announced the first closure of its latest seed fund designed for Southeast Asian technology start-ups in the post-COVID-19 era.The firm’s cofounder and managing partner Willson Cuaca said the pandemic had provided clarity for start-up founders in formulating new solutions through technology for post-pandemic problems.“We remain optimistic about the future of Southeast Asia’s digital economy and we are particularly bullish on the Indonesian market,” he said in a media release on Thursday. The new fund would be East Ventures’ eighth technology funding vehicle, Willson said, adding that the firm aimed to raise US$88 million in capital to be deployed to early-stage tech start-ups in various sectors.Read also: Indonesia retains its position as SE Asia’s second-largest venture capital marketThe fund is being raised from institutional investors, global funds and family offices along with venture firms Pavilion Capital and Adams Street Partners.“We are pleased to be committing to the new East Ventures fund. We are impressed with their track record and local market reputation. We hope that they will continue to generate strong returns,” said Adams Street partner Sunil Mishra.Aside from preparing for new funding, East Ventures said it was helping its existing portfolio amid the pandemic.“We realized that most of our CEOs had never been in a crisis before. That is why we are doing health checks with our portfolio companies,” Willson said. “Instead of immediately advising on tactical business plans, we first try to help founders understand the crisis and how severely it is impacting their company.”East Ventures, which was an early backer of Indonesian unicorns Tokopedia and Traveloka, reported that two out of four of its funds had returned beyond the amount of capital invested by limited partners. (eyc)Topics :last_img read more

Dominica to make legislative changes to ensure the island’s readiness for ratification of maritime labor convention.

first_img 9 Views   no discussions LocalNews Dominica to make legislative changes to ensure the island’s readiness for ratification of maritime labor convention. by: – May 2, 2011 Share Hon. Charles Savarin. Photo has appointed a special tripartite committee to examine and analyze all local labor legislation related to maritime activities and seafarers.The announcement was made by Minister Responsible for the Public Service, Hon. Charles Savarin in his address to the nation on Labour Day.According to Mr. Savarin, that committee is expected to report shortly and make recommendations reflecting the legislative changes necessary to ensure Dominica’s readiness for ratification of the maritime labour convention.“People all over the world are fighting to improve their standards of living and we in Dominica must endeavour to consolidate the gains achieved over the past decades and to aim towards the attainment of a society where justice unity and prosperity is not only spoken of but is seen and felt by all Dominicans,” he said.He said while unemployment remains an issue all over the world…we cannot lose site if the importance of embarrassing the many opportunities of self employment and entrepreneurship. Mr. Savarin said Dominica has also identified key priority areas for action under the Dominica Decent Work Country Program.Click here for audio: As we here in this insert from Savarin, plans are already underway.Dominica Vibes News Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

Fort Pierce man accused of shooting neighbor’s 2 dogs

first_imgA 62-year-old Fort Pierce man is accused of shooting his neighbor’s two dogs, killing one of them and seriously injuring another.Police arrested Jorge Rosado on Friday after officers were called to the 1700 block of North 15th Street.Police say when they arrived they found two dogs had been shot and were being taken to an animal hospital by their owner.The owners say Rosado was cursing and yelling from his fenced-in yard before shooting the two pit bull mixes multiple times “without provocation” as the dogs were outside his fence.One of the dogs died at the hospital and the other was seriously wounded.He was charged with two counts of animal cruelty and one count each of possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon and discharging a firearm in public or residential property.last_img read more

Captains need to use pacers differently in Test: Gautam Gambhir

first_imgKolkata: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir is excited about the Pink Ball Test between India and Bangladesh, starting at the iconic Eden Gardens here from Friday. Gambhir, who is an expert at sports broadcaster Star Sports, said both the captains will have to use their pacers differently as the conditions will be different under the lights.Gambhir while talking about Pink Ball under lights on Nerolac Cricket Live said: “I am really excited to see how this pink ball behaves because I have played with the Kookaburra ball which behaves much differently. One thing I realized was under the lights it was really difficult to pick the wrist spinner.”Another thing is that captains will now need to use their fast bowlers differently; in red-ball cricket, they use them early in the morning but in the day-and-night matches, they will probably have to use them under lights as well,” Gambhir said. IANSAlso Read: Bangladesh already a Wicket down without Shakib: Gautam GambhirAlso Watch: Govt all set to push for the contentious Citizenship Bill in the winter session of Parliamentlast_img read more

WWE Wrestling WWE Evolution, first pay-per-view exclusively for women wrestlers, provides memorable night

first_imgNew Delhi: When Stephanie McMahon, the Chief Brand Officer of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) made the announcement of a Pay-Per-View exclusively for women wrestlers called Evolution, it was indeed a turning point.Read More | Bhima Koregaon case: Supreme Court stays Bombay HC order that refused to grant Pune police more time to file chargesheetThe event, which was held on October 28, created several moments of history. There was a last-woman standing match, the first time ever in women’s wrestling, a battle royale to determine the next title contender, a return of a legendary women’s pair and a glimpse of the dominance of ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey.Last woman standing matchThe WWE universe and the fans are well versed with a last man standing match, in which it would be no disqualification rules and that the only way victory would be assured was that one opponent could not get up until the count of 10.Read More | Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia sentenced to 7 years in corruption caseThe last woman standing match between SmackDown champion Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair provided some jaw-dropping moments and made it a match-of-the-year contender. Lynch came out on top after a 28-minute contest which has the potential to be dubbed the best main roster women’s match in WWE history.Nia Jax wins Battle RoyaleNia Jax, who has established herself as one of the best woman wrestlers in the modern ear, overcame 19 other competitors, finally eliminating Ember Moon – who looked strong throughout – to claim a title chance.Stratus, Lita turn the clock backIt was fitting that Trish Stratus and Lita, two of the dominant athletes who blazed the path for other women wrestlers in the WWE, would start the Pay Per View. Lita and Stratus secured an amazing win over Mickie James and Alicia Fox. In fact, this was the first time in 12 years that Lita was facing James. In the 2006 Survivor series, Lita was defeated by James for the Women’s Championship which proved to be Lita’s last match.Rousing Rousey dominanceRonda Rousey has shown that she is the dominant force in the WWE as she retained her Raw crown, forcing Nikki Bella to tap out to her armbar and secure a magnificent win. On several occasions, Brie Bella, Nikki’s twin sister, helped her sibling get into a strong position. Rousey eventually prevailed but was forced to dig very deep. She will now face Nia Jax, who won the Battle Royale.The performances at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Uniondale, New York, showed that women’s wrestling has matched the men when it comes to impact. For all the Latest Sports News News, WWE Wrestling News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

USC football makes a splash on National Signing Day

first_imgClay Helton and Co. will welcome 19 players, chock-full of talent to their 2018 recruiting class. Katie Chin | Daily TrojanWednesday’s National Signing Day marked the end of the college football recruiting period, and USC went big. The Trojans started the day outside of the top 10 in overall recruiting rankings, but that would change in a matter of hours.The first decision of the day came from linebacker Solomon Tuliaupupu at around 9:40 a.m. Tuliaupupu chose the Trojans over rivals UCLA and Notre Dame. The four-star product of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif. is the fourth-ranked inside linebacker and 86th-ranked overall prospect in the nation according to At 6 feet, 2 inches and 220 pounds, Tuliaupupu won the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker for his senior season. He will join five-star high school teammates wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and quarterback JT Daniels as Trojans next season.The second and possibly most important commitment came from five-star cornerback Olaijah Griffin at around 10:30 a.m. The 6-foot, 170-pound prospect out of Mission Viejo High School established himself as one of the premier defensive backs in the class of 2018, earning his spot as 247Sports’ third-ranked corner and 28th-ranked player at any position. Griffin was picking between USC, Tennessee, Alabama and Oregon. Griffin, the son of rapper Warren G, announced his decision on ESPN and celebrated with legendary USC linebacker Willie McGinest, his famous father and Snoop Dogg. As an instinctive and physical player, any production he gives as a freshman will be a massive gain for a Trojan defensive backfield that struggled mightily at times in 2017.The Trojans continued their hot streak when four-star wide receiver Devon Williams picked USC over Oregon on ESPN. At 6 feet, 4 inches and 200 pounds, Williams is highly gifted, listed by ESPN as the number one athlete in his class. The product of Antelope Valley High School in Lancaster, Calif. Williams is the sixth-ranked wide receiver and 40th-ranked player in 2018.USC’s luck ended when four-star receiver/tight end Michael Ezeike chose UCLA around 1:30 p.m., and this continued when four-star offensive lineman Penei Sewell committed to Oregon 30 minutes later. Sewell’s decision was a particularly tough pill to swallow, as USC’s 24-7 Cotton Bowl loss to Ohio State proved the team needs to improve in the trenches.However, the Trojans finished the day strong when four-star cornerback Isaac Taylor-Stuart committed to USC over Tennessee, Alabama and Texas A&M. The 6-foot-2-inch, 187-pound defensive back out of Helix Charter High School in San Diego made the announcement that he would be staying in Southern California via a livestream on his Instagram account. The additions of Taylor-Stuart and Griffin, both top-five cornerbacks according to 247Sports, set the Trojans up for a future of lockdown production on the outside.The Trojans also added a few preferred walk-ons. Two-star receiver Zach Wilson of Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, AZ, tweeted his commitment around 9:10 a.m. Twenty-five minutes later, safety Jordan McMillan of Loyola High School tweeted he would be living out his dream and joining USC.Four players who had previously committed to USC signed their letters of intent on Wednesday. Along with St. Brown and Daniels, four-star linebacker Eli’jah Winston and four-star defensive lineman Trevor Trout confirmed that they will be Trojans next season. Winston tweeted his decision to flip from Oregon to USC on Tuesday, while Trout announced his commitment back in November.Including early signees from December, the Trojans’ current 2018 recruiting class includes 18 players, two of whom are preferred walk-ons. Head coach Clay Helton will have a lot of talent to work with from this group, especially with multiple big names at linebacker, receiver and cornerback. USC finishes with six recruits ranked in the top 40 of the 247Sports composite. In addition, the Trojans earned the commitments of 247Sports’ top four California prospects, five of the top six and seven of the top 11. USC jumped to fourth in 247Sports’ team recruiting rankings, finishing with four five-stars players, 13 four-stars and one three-star. Tied with Georgia for the second-best average rating per recruit, USC can expect great things from a stacked class in the future.last_img read more

Concert Proceeds Donated to Sandy Relief Fund

first_imgAssemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini has accepted a contribution for the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund from a Rumson Country Day School student who organized a benefit concert to raise money for the fund.Angelini, who filled in for New Jersey first lady Mary Pat Christie, praised the student, Max Kyrillos for his efforts to help those impacted by the storm.Max Kyrillos, a Rumson County Day School student, hands a facsimile check to Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, R-11th, for the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Kyrillos organized a concert at his school to raise the money.“I am so impressed by such selfless acts of kindness and compassion from Max and everyone else that helped make this event such a success,” Angelini said. “The funds raised by this benefit concert will be incredibly useful in the efforts to restore our shore.”Kyrillos, who also performed in the concert as part of the band Stone Bullets, presented a check for $3,325 to the fund. Also performing at the May 17 concert were Going Under, Ardvark Smile and Pat Guadagno.“I applaud all the bands and students involved in making this benefit concert a success,” Mary Pat Christie said. “We are thankful to Max, the Rumson Country Day School and all those who generously donated to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Young people like Max are an inspiration to all New Jerseyans.”The Sandy Relief fund allocates resources to nonprofits and community organizations that are aiding in the rebuilding and recovery efforts of communities across New Jersey that were affected by the hurricane.last_img read more

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first_imgValcke expects toleave with BlatterST PETERSBURG, Russia (AP):Jerome Valcke expects to leave his job as FIFA secretary general after Sepp Blatter’s successor is elected.Valcke, however, said yesterday it is not because he is responsible for any wrongdoing in the crisis that has shaken the governing body.The Frenchman has served for eight years as the top administrator at FIFA, which is at the centre of criminal investigations by American and Swiss authorities.The weight of the corruption probes and sponsors’ concerns led to Blatter announcing June 2 he will leave FIFA, a move that came four days after he was re-elected to serve a fifth, four-year term. A successor to Blatter, who has headed the governing body since 1998, is to be elected on February 26.”Whoever becomes the FIFA president should have a new secretary general because it’s the most important relationship for the organisation,” Valcke said in St Petersburg ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifying draw.Rain, no play in BangladeshCHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP):Rain washed out the entire fourth day of the first Test between Bangladesh and South Africa yesterday, leaving the prospect of a result bleak.For the first time, Bangladesh will play a fifth day of a Test against South Africa, having lost all previous eight Tests inside four days.Officials said there will be no attempt on the fifth day, Saturday, to make up for lost time.South Africa are 61-0 in their second innings, trailing by 17 runs, after Bangladesh made their highest total against the Proteas of 326 in their first innings.England to face Pakistan in UAELONDON (AP):England’s away series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates has been finalised.The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed Thursday that the series will include three Tests, four one-day internationals and three Twenty20s in October and November.The first Test will take place in Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Cricket Stadium between October 13-17, with the second at the Dubai Cricket Stadium starting five days later and the final Test at Sharjah Cricket Club from November 1-5.Pakistan jumped to No. 3 in Test rankings after defeating Sri Lanka 2-1 in the series last month while they also took an unbeatable 3-1 lead in the five-match ODI series after beating Sri Lanka by seven wickets on Wednesday in Colombo.While England lost the Test series in 2012, they went on to beat Pakistan both in the one-day and Twenty20 series.Bautista Agut, Sousa inCroatia Open semisUMAG, Croatia (AP):Second-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut reached the semi-finals of the Croatia Open yesterday, defeating Borna Coric of Croatia 6-3, 6-3.Bautista Agut saved all four break points he faced, including three when the 18-year-old Coric was trailing 3-5 with a chance to stay in the first set.It’s the fourth semi-final of the season for Bautista Agut. The Spaniard lost all three semi-finals so far in 2015 – in Chennai, Marseille and Munich.He will face Jo„o Sousa who saved a match point and upset fifth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (6) to advance to the semi-finals – his third this year. Sousa reached the final in Geneva in May.last_img read more

Demanding Govt to call elections as mandated by Constitution

first_imgDear Editor,I noticed an opinion piece penned by my former high school teacher, GHK Lall, in a section of the media on the current House-to-House activity. I previously wrote to you when the exercise was commencing, stating that this exercise will eviscerate my right to vote in the upcoming General and Regional Elections.Mr Lall is claiming that this exercise will take six weeks, I would urge him, as he has urged me many times, to examine all the facts. Recently, I saw a release of the GECOM work plan which showed that the exercise would take us into early next year. After collecting the data, the fingerprints must be sent to Jamaica for processing into the database, which I understand takes two weeks. Any errors must then be sent back and the person then located to have errors corrected and then sent to Jamaica for a further two weeks.“A list that is current, accurate, credible and reliable and representative of all eligible Guyanese voters before all Guyanese is the only way to go”. I have researched this, doing House-to-House will not achieve this. My advice to Mr Lall is to urge those whom he is connected to to have a period of continuous registration – this is how I have registered. That way, all those who are fourteen and above will be added to the National Register of Registrants Database. Also, simultaneously have a period of Claims and Objections, so anyone with a dead grandmother on the list can take in her death certificate and remove her. This way, people like me, who currently live abroad, but have intentions of returning home during the term of the next elected government, can have a say.He is calling for political sensibility to prevail, I believe the Opposition has been nothing but generous on time, carrying on with a myriad of court rulings. The CCJ has been clear to respect the Constitution. I believe the Government is letting their hand of immaturity show, with their desperate cling to power. I call on my fellow young people to observe what is happening. In 2015, we were promised this government of change and I have observed many of my classmates graduate UG and are still seeking employment.Concluding, he asked what the hurry is, well, the way I see it, a motion of no-confidence was passed since December 21 last year. We are a few months shy of a year since the Constitution dictates ninety days. How many ninety days have since passed? Surely he can see it’s the Government that is “defecating upon the Constitution”.I urge my fellow Guyanese, especially the youth, to see the farce at play, we don’t need a softer approach. We need to hold a hard-line and demand the Government to call elections as mandated by our Constitution— which was subsequently supported by the highest Court of the land.Regards,Nutana Singhlast_img read more