NAFCU defends CUs, hits bankers back with truth about CRA

first_img continue reading » Urging Congress not to listen to the misinformation being spread by bank lobbyists regarding the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger reiterated Friday why this law applies to banks and provided valid reasoning – already acknowledged by Congress and regulators – as to why it does not apply to credit unions.Berger noted that the CRA was adopted as a punitive measure on banks due to discriminatory practices such as redlining and disinvestment. “Given the behaviors of many banks that led to the 2008 financial crisis, and even the recent scandals such as those at Wells Fargo, it is apparent that banks have not learned their lesson and that is why we believe that the CRA still has a role to play for banks today,” he wrote to House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and Ranking Member Maxine Waters, D-Calif.Furthermore, Berger encouraged the lawmakers to take a second look at reinstating a modernized Glass-Steagall Act and regulators’ attempts to loosen Volcker rule requirements on big banks. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Di Canio lets rip at Bardsley

first_img “How can I play a player that probably is blurry for three, four days after what’s happened? I want to deliver a very clear message: there is no excuse to behave like he did. They went out because Wigan lost the game and we stay up. I could understand it if we had won the Champions League or maybe the FA Cup. We have to respect the dignity of the club, and the fans. “I thought that at Swindon… arrogant, ignorant footballers because they’ve not had many chances to stay at the top level. I have to tell you unfortunately I found a worse environment in terms of discipline in this club. This is what I’ve found in the last few weeks so we have to change completely.” Di Canio said he will consider the future of both players after the incident. The image of Bardsley, laying out on the floor amid swathes of cash caused outrage among fans who struggle to cobble enough money to attend matches. Surprisingly, Di Canio has continued to encounter problems with some members of his squad since Tuesday. The Italian claimed that one squad member who was left out of his squad for Sunday’s game refused to train back up at Sunderland’s base. The player in question claimed he had food poisoning, but Di Canio does not appear to believe him. “Some player that couldn’t involve (himself) in my squad for a different reason decided: I don’t train,” the Sunderland boss said, slamming the table. “They make that diagnosis. He didn’t go to the Academy of Light because he said ‘yesterday I had poisoned food, sorry’. The doctor tried to contact him. His phone was switched off for three hours. This is the situation at Sunderland.” Di Canio revealed earlier this week that he had fined seven players for indiscipline and he also angrily threatened to cut the squad’s holiday short because of his disappointment with them. Another outburst against his players may be ill-advised in some people’s eyes, but Di Canio insists he needs to take this action if he is to move Sunderland forward next season. “Maybe I tell you this and they sack me? I don’t know but if you want to change something you have to follow me,” he said. “These players will not be here next year. Not under me. The owner and I are going to sit at the table and go through but he knows many things. I spoke to him before by telephone and he told me we are going to change many things.” Press Association Bardsley was left out of Sunderland’s squad for Sunday’s game at Tottenham after the picture of him – taken after Sunderland’s survival was assured on Tuesday night following Wigan’s loss at Arsenal – was printed in The People newspaper. Di Canio claims the mentality he has encountered at Sunderland is worse than that of previous club Swindon. “I saw the picture on a website and moments later he was out of my squad,” Di Canio, who fined Bardsley and Matthew Kilgallon for the incident, told a press conference. center_img Paolo Di Canio launched an angry attack on the discipline of his squad after Phil Bardsley was pictured laying on the floor of a casino covered in £50 notes.last_img read more

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Buckley aiming to push on

first_img But an opening day draw at West Brom and a point from the clash with United – Poyet has now lost just once in four outings against the men from Old Trafford – have left Buckley and his team-mates in optimistic mood. The midfielder said: “That’s what the manager says: be hard to beat, and we were. That showed. “It was a really difficult game last week and I think people underestimated West Brom and what they can do at home. “We were criticised a little bit, but we showed against Manchester United that we are a team that is going to be pushing up that league.” Buckley and fellow wide-man Connor Wickham were asked to target United wing-backs Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia and did so to good effect, particularly in the first half as Sunderland made life distinctly uncomfortable for Louis van Gaal’s misfiring side. Juan Mata’s 17th-minute opener came against the run of play and when Jack Rodwell marked his home debut with his first goal for the club on the half-hour, there could have been few arguments that Sunderland deserved to be on level terms. The home side faded as time ran down with the visitors dominating possession, but they held firm to secure their point. Buckley said: “You probably would have taken it before the game. We came under pressure in the last 15 minutes and we were hanging on a little bit, but it was a good performance, especially in the first half and we came away happy with that. “We knew they had to come here and win, really, so we did well and to come away with a point is a good result.” The 24-year-old winger made an impressive home debut for the Black Cats in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United at the Stadium of Light, a result which took their points tally to two from as many games, double the total they managed from their opening eight fixtures 12 months ago. That start prompted a crisis which cost then manager Paolo di Canio his job after he presided over the first five matches and handed Gus Poyet his opportunity in the top flight, and the Uruguayan oversaw a season-long fight for survival which ultimately came to a successful conclusion. Will Buckley is confident Sunderland can look upwards rather than over their shoulders after making an encouraging start to the new Barclays Premier League season. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Syracuse to host Long Beach State in Carrier Dome on Dec. 28

first_img Published on August 6, 2014 at 9:55 am Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse has added Long Beach State to its nonconference schedule, according to a schedule released by Long Beach State on Tuesday.There has been no announcement from SU Athletics regarding the game, but the 49ers released their full schedule yesterday with a trip to SU slated for Dec. 28. The time for the game has yet to be determined.Syracuse and Long Beach State have met three times and the Orange has won all of those matchups, most recently an 84-53 win in the Dome on Dec. 6, 2012. The 49ers finished 15-17 last season with an 11-7 record in the Big West.Long Beach State will play a rigorous non-conference schedule in 2014–15, with games against Xavier, UCLA, Brigham Young, Kansas State, Louisville and St. John’s joining Syracuse. In late December, the 49ers will play Louisville, SU and St. John’s in an eight-day stretch.Here’s how Syracuse’s schedule looks to date:AdvertisementThis is placeholder textExhibition: Carleton (Canada), Nov. 2, TBDExhibition: Adrian, Nov. 10, TBDLoyola (Md.), Nov. 25, TBDHoly Cross, Nov. 28, TBDAt Michigan (Atlantic Coast Conference-Big Ten Challenge), Dec. 2, TBDSt. John’s, Dec. 6, TBDLong Beach State, Dec. 28, TBD **SU Athletics has not announced game Commentslast_img read more

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Lincoln Riley on Jalen Hurts starting at Oklahoma: ‘If he wins the job, then we’ll talk about that’

first_imgNow with the Sooners, Hurts will be competing with redshirt freshman Tanner Mordecai and true freshman Spencer Rattler for the job.”One of them’s got to go win it,” Riley said. “We’ve got an interesting dynamic in there with Jalen as an older, more experienced guy that’s been through a lot of battles, and we’ve got some very young, talented players in there with a chance to make a name for themselves. It’s really, truly, ‘May the best man win.'”Riley has a knack for quarterback transfers after Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray won consecutive Heisman trophies with the team before both were back-to-back top overall NFL draft selections. Lincoln Riley has 4.6 million reasons not to leave Oklahoma for NFL NCAA changes transfer guidelines after increase in immediate eligibility waivers Oklahoma running back Kennedy Brooks cleared in Title IX investigation, rejoins team, report says “He’s gotta win the job first,” Riley said at Big 12 media days at AT&T Stadium, via ESPN. “If he wins the job, then we’ll talk about that.”Hurts will be playing as a graduate transfer after spending three seasons with the Crimson Tide. He put together a 26-2 record as their starter but did not start in 2018, giving way to Tua Tagovailoa. Related News Hurts has completed 62.9% of his passes and thrown for 48 touchdowns, along with 12 interceptions, during his collegiate career. He has also added 23 rushing touchdowns.”My past success, the things I have done and achieved, those don’t help us win any games (at Oklahoma) in the fall,” Hurts previously said in his first media appearance after announcing his transfer. “I think the biggest thing for us is creating an identity for ourselves, finding out who we are as a team and then, ultimately, playing ball and getting things done in all phases of the organization this year.” Jalen Hurts’ future at Oklahoma isn’t set in stone.After transferring from Alabama, where he had 28 career starts, to Oklahoma in order to be the Sooners starting quarterback, coach Lincoln Riley said Hurts still has to earn his place under center.last_img read more

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Help wanted: Part-time youth director at First Christian Church

first_imgFirst Christian Church in Wellington is looking for a part-time youth director. Responsible for organizing youth activities for age’s preschool through senior high. This position will require approximately 20 hours per week. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to be a positive role model and help the youth grow spiritually. For more information call 620-326-2203. Deadline for applications is 10/22/14. Send resume to:  First Christian Church, 123 West 9th Street, Wellington, KS  67152 or e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

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