Should you consider a network credit union?

first_imgShould you consider a network credit union? For those of you looking for a middle ground between a merger into a larger credit union or trying to stay alive in an increasingly competitive environment, I have some good news for you this morning, or at least news that should spark your curiosity.On February 17th NCUA officially released a legal opinion letter authorizing the creation of a network credit union.  This is the most important statement NCUA has made so far about letting multiple credit unions join together in a unified structure while maintaining their individual identities.  Under the approach analyzed by NCUA, credit unions in Indiana are planning on becoming a single credit union with a unified board of directors.  But the credit unions want to keep their individual identity as well as continue to have the ability to impact the direction of the credit union.First, NCUA opined that the merged credit union could continue to operate and serve members under their old credit union name so long as members understand they are dealing with one credit union rather than multiple ones. The merged credit unions could refer to themselves under their own name “a division” of the new network credit union.The second issue when creating a network credit union is how to create the merged entity while continuing to let the old credit unions have a role in the direction of the merged operation. NCUA opined that the unified board could be empowered to appoint committees comprised of officials from the merged credit unions to serve in an advisory capacity.  Finally, NCUA opined that the continuing credit union could reserve one seat on its nominating committee for a member of the merged credit union. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

CAF to resume Confederation Cup, Champions League semis, final

first_imgCAFKampala, Uganda | XINHUA |  The Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided on Monday to resume both the semifinals and final of the Confederation Cup and Champions League after more than three months of suspension over the COVID-19 spread concerns.Semifinal matches of the African Confederation Cup will be played on Sept. 22, while the final will be played on Sept. 27 without the audience, the CAF said on its official website.All the African Confederation Cup matches will be played in Morocco.The first match of the Confederation Cup will be run between Egypt’s Pyramids FC and Guinea’s Horoya at Mohammed V Complex stadium in Casablanca. While Morocco’s RS Berkane will face Morocco’s HUSA in the second match at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat.The final match will be played at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium, the statement added.Regarding the CAF Champions League, the semifinals will include two teams from Egypt and two teams from Morocco. The first leg matches will be played in Morocco on Sept. 25 and 26, and the second match will be hosted by Cairo on Oct. 2 and 3. Meanwhile, the final match of the continental club tournament will take place on Oct. 16, 17, but the venue hasn’t been decided yet.All sports activities in Africa have been suspended since March amid anti-coronavirus precautionary measures to control the spread of the pandemic.The CAF Confederation Cup and Champions League matches were originally scheduled to be played on May 1.****XINHUAShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Now or never for Leafs, game three Friday at NDCC Arena

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsIt’s time to put up or shut up for the Nelson Leafs.Down two games entering game three of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Semi Final to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, the Leafs can ill-afford to fall into a three-game deficit.“We have to win our two games at home to be successful,” Leaf coach Chris Shaw told The Nelson Daily Thursday.“It’s a make or break situation for us. But we’re pretty confident playing at home where we’ve had a lot of success this season.”That success, however, has been limited against the Hawks. In four games at the NDCC Arena, Beaver Valley has won three.“We got to concentrate on our scoring chances and on our power play,” Shaw confessed. “We had some chances to get back in the game (Wednesday) but our power play let us down.”Shaw said the mood in the Leaf dressing room improved immensely following game one’s meltdown.“The guys feel a lot better than after the first game,” said Shaw. “I thought we played well enough to win in game two.”Nelson played Wednesday’s game without the services of top center Gavin Currie.Shaw did not want to comment on Currie, who spent the past six weeks on the injury list, saying the star forward is “questionable” for Friday.The rookie coach did call out his top players to be better when the puck drops at 7 p.m. Friday.“Our top players need to be our top players,” Shaw insists. “Our forwards six through nine, our younger guys, have been great. We really need our older guys to provide veteran leadership to lead us to victory.”ICE CHIPS: Game four is Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena. If necessary, game five is Monday in Fruitvale. . . . Nelson’s top two scorers from the regular season, Colton Schell and Joel Stewart, have yet to register a point in the [email protected]last_img read more

Nelson’s Geoff Kinrade plays for Team Canada

first_imgKinrade moved during the mid-season to SC Bern of the Swiss Nationaliga.“Considering my situation when I left two seasons ago, being restricted to Ottawa, and the current situation with the NHL lockout, I think my decision was a very good one,” Kinrade said.The smooth skating rearguard got his start in the game playing in Nelson Minor Hockey.He played a few seasons with the Nelson Leafs of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League earning a shot at Junior A with Cowichan of the BCHL.Kinrade honestly believed his career was on a downer until lighting it up during a BCHL Allstar game.That propelled the Kinrade to a very good second season with the Capitals before Michigan Tech called with a scholarship offer.Kinrade played four seasons for the Huskies.After graduating he played ten games with the Norfolk Admirals and made his NHL debut on April 9, 2009 for Tampa against the Washington Capitals.On July 10, 2009 he signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Ottawa Senators.Team Canada’s roster announced Friday by Hockey Canada includes the likes of Ryan Smith of the Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa’s Jason Spezza, Boston’s Patrice Bergeron as well as Kinrade’s teammates, Byron Ritchie and John Tavares.This year’s Spengler Cup includes Canada’s National Men’s Team, Adler Mannheim (Germany) and HC Davos (Switzerland), the host team, playing in the Cattini Group, and HC Fribourg-Gottéron (Switzerland), HC Vitkovice Steel (Czech Republic) and Salavat Yulaev Ufa (Russia) playing in the Torriani Group.Canada, 11-time winner of the tournament, opens the tournament Boxing Day against Adler Mannheim (Germany). The game is on TSN2 beginning at 11 a.m. Pacific Time. Geoff Kinrade grew up spending time during the Christmas holidays watching Canadian hockey teams in action on television at major tournaments in Europe.Now Kinrade will be front and center on one of those teams as the Nelsonite suits up as a member of Team Canada at the Spengler Cup, December 26-31 in Davos, Switzerland.“No time,” Kinrade told The Nelson Daily Friday when asked about holiday plans, “I’m playing for Team Canada in the Spengler Cup during the holidays.”The Spengler Cup, originating in 1923, is an annual ice hockey tournament held in Davos  and is considered the oldest invitational ice hockey tournament in the world.Team Canada consists of currently on teams playing in Europe, as well as others available due to the NHL lockout.Kinrade, 27, is in his second season with SC Bern of the Swiss League.“The season is going well,” the six-foot, 195-pound defenceman said, adding SC Bern is looking for a little redemption after losing last season in the league final.“We are (a few) points out of first place. Our team is playing well together which makes my job easier. . ..I’m happy with the ways things are going.”This is Kinrade’s second season in Europe after he spent two seasons in the AHL with the Binghamton Senators, the farm team of the Ottawa Senators.Kinrade was a mainstay on the Baby Sens blueline, and was a key cog in Binghamton’s run to the Calder Cup title in 2011.However, Kinrade felt he would not get a fair shake with Ottawa Senator management so he bolted for Europe, first signing with HC Plzen 1929 of the Czech Extraliga.last_img read more

Why Sarri is the right man for Chelsea in the long term

first_imgSarri is under more pressure after another Chelsea defeat. [Picture: Adam Matthews/PA Wire]It’s possible Maurizio Sarri is playing a dangerous game at Chelsea, publicly criticising them after their defeats and describing his squad as “difficult to motivate”. But despite a wobble this season, Chelsea need stability and while this 2018-2019 team won’t win the Premier League, Sarri should be considered part of a long-term plan that needs time. Indeed, the Italian’s meteoric rise always suggested he’d need time to adjust to England. After all, his first ever Serie A campaign was only four years ago.But it could be a shrewd tactic by a man known for his quirky working methods like putting treats on the players’ menu to his open door policy, giving them a voice to air their concerns and ideas. That goes hand in hand with his hard-working devotion to the job, his intense attention to detail rubbing off on players who recognise his uncompromising approach.His public remark following his side’s disappointing defeat to Arsenal earlier in the season would likely disrupt most dressing rooms but perhaps not one run by Sarri. Chelsea’s early season form was admired with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp telling the BBC it was “the biggest change in style” he had ever seen in such a short space of time. Fans and opposition managers witnessed Sarri’s change in formation from previous manager Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 to a more attack-minded 4-3-3. “Sarri-ball” favours a higher pitch position for his players with an added emphasis on pressing the ball. It’s riskier football but the players were quick to acknowledge the rewards. Ross Barkley previously blamed his inconsistent career on a lack of good coaching but praised Sarri for giving him the chance to start a number of games and for inspiring an improvement in his performance. And David Luiz has stressed that “everyone is with” the Italian, noting that last season one of the team’s biggest problems was keeping the ball. Now that has changed and the team is able to control the ball like the best teams in the world. Luiz told Sky the work Sarri has been doing this season is “amazing”. Indeed, Chelsea are still favoured to make the top 4 according to the bookies, with Betway, which currently offers an attractive 100% deposit match up to £100 via UK bonus source, putting Sarri’s men ahead of the surging Manchester United. Let’s not forget that Manchester City weren’t the finished article under Pep Guardiola’s leadership in his first season at the club. Chloe Beresford, writing on The Sack Race, recently said that Chelsea’s manager is “not polished or polite, he’s rough around the edges, but Chelsea need to stick with Maurizio Sarri.”Despite some significant ups and downs this season, Sarri is now looking positively towards next season. He has reportedly met with the club’s hierarchy with his tenure at the club not reliant on whether he secures a Champions League place or not. A strong performance in the Europa League last 16 followed a spirited display against Man City in the Carabao Cup final. Successive Premier League victories after a string of defeats have also contributed to a more positive outlook at Stamford Bridge. In terms of motivation, he has opened his door to players to speak with him one-on-one about how the team can improve. That’s a trait some managers wouldn’t accommodate and something that worked at the beginning of the season. His work with Napoli in 2017-2018, which saw them finish league runners-up, was exceptional. It shows his methods work. It’s just a case of whether the players really believe it too. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

City of Portland, Oregon Officially Backs Open, Structured Data

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#NYT#web marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The City Council of Portland, Oregon unanimously approved a resolution today that directs the city government to open data to outside developers and encourages adoption of open source solutions in technology procurement. Like the creation of railroads and highways fostered economic development in the past, giving software developers access to a landscape of municipal data could be the beginning of a foundation for a new era of innovation.“This [resolution] will increase efficiency in local government… democratize public data itself… and it will foster innovation among Portland’s world class software community,” said Skip Newberry with the Mayor’s Office in his testimony according to a report on the local tech blog Silicon Florist. The full text of the resolution has been posted as text (from a PDF) on the same blog.Portland joins San Francisco, Chicago and Vancouver, British Columbia as cities with major initiatives to offer municipal data in formats that will enable independent developers to build new applications leveraging that data. Making municipal data openly available for developers could be the contemporary economic equivalent of paving roads and installing electricity that can be used to open new businesses and better serve the people living in that city. Portland, Oregon isn’t new to tech innovation, of course. It’s a place where the city bus system has its own app store, it’s home to red-hot mobile development shops like Small Society (built iPhone apps for Starbucks, WholeFoods etc.) and Urban Airship (iPhone push infrastructure) and it’s the home of Linux creator Linus Torvalds, wiki inventor Ward Cunningham and one third of the staff of ReadWriteWeb – amongst other geekery.What could come next? How about more cities getting on board, a national or international standard for municipal data and delivery of that data in real time? One Prefecture in Japan has announced that it will promote the mobile Augmented Reality app Sekai Camera to display historical data about locations in the area. Seeing individual cities move in this direction is a great start.What US city will move in favor of open source and open, structured data next? Seattle? New York? Someplace in the Mid West? Place your bets now as these are unlikely to be isolated developments.Photo: “Max” Creative Commons by Stu Seeger.center_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Azkals forge tie with Yemenis, inch closer toward AFC Asian Cup slot

first_imgLATEST STORIES The Azkals struggled to break down the Yemenis for most of the match until Ott, who plays for Angthong United in the Thai second division, got on the end of a clever ball from Paul Mulders and beat Mohammad Ayash at his near post for the equalizer.The result increased the Azkals’ tally to eight points, two ahead of Tajikistan and Yemen, which play against each other in November in Dushanbe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Azkals can seal qualification in the continent’s showpiece tournament with a victory over Nepal in Kathmandu on Nov. 14.With only a point to show from its first four matches, the Nepalese are virtually out of the running for an AFC Cup berth. MOST READ FILE  Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netSummoning its old, fighting form, the Philippines moved within a whisker of an AFC Asian Cup spot after salvaging a 1-1 draw with Yemen Tuesday night at Al Wakrah Stadium in Doha, Qatar.For the second straight game, the Azkals needed a late goal to secure a point against the Yemenis as Mike Ott struck in the 89th minute to keep the Filipinos in pole position in Group F, where the top two sides will qualify for the tournament in the United Arab Emirates in 2019.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  “We’re going to close the deal in Nepal,” vowed Azkals coach Thomas Dooley. “We came here to win, but at least we didn’t lose. We’re very happy with the point.”“The team didn’t deserve to go home with a loss. The spirit was great, the preparation was great for this game. I’m actually satisfied overall.”Tawfik Ali put Yemen ahead with an opportunistic strike in the 63rd minute after the Azkals failed to clear a corner.The Azkals quickly brought more men forward with little effect until substitute Junior Muñoz showed grit and determination as he marauded down the right and cut the ball back for Phil Younghusband, who took a touch for Mulders.Ott managed to stay onside before showing composure to finish as the Azkals found the equalizer right at the death.ADVERTISEMENT CIMB Classic: Pagunsan assured of P.65 million Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments With four regular starters out due to injuries, Dooley tinkered with his lineup, giving JPV Marikina defender Sean Kane a surprise start at central defense, while Davao Aguilas’ Simone Rota returned from injury and Daisuke Sato regained his leftback spot. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Rising Stars: Samuel Salva stays unbeaten, gets shot at IBF minimumweight belt

first_imgMark Cuarto (L) vs Samuel Salva (R) in Rising Stars card at Resorts World Manila. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Undefeated Filipino Samuel Salva earned a world title shot after outclassing compatriot Mark Cuarto in the Rising Stars fight card Saturday at Resorts World Manila.Salva won via unanimous decision with the judges scoring it, 116-112, 116-112, 117-111.ADVERTISEMENT Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other The 22-year-old Salva had Cuarto in trouble in the ninth round, rocking him with a solid right to the jaw.Cuarto had a hard time dealing with Salva’s counter right especially in the later rounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSalva (17-0, 10 KOs) is now next in line to challenge current IBF minimumweight champion Deejay Kriel (15-1-1, 7 KOs) of South Africa.Meanwhile, Enrique Magsalin also won by unanimous decision over Justine Darap in a flyweight encounter. Rising stars: Filipino bet Cris Leon scores split decision over Singaporean foe Google Philippines names new country director Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag View comments MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon eventlast_img read more

More Collaboration to Address Waste Management Issues in Region – UN Official

first_imgHead of the United Nations (UN) Environment Caribbean Sub-Regional Office, Vincent Sweeney, says that a more collaborative approach will be taken to address waste management issues in the region.Mr. Sweeney, who was addressing journalists at the end of the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) 27th Annual Conference, at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, St. James, on October 12, said the meeting presented opportunities for more waste management collaborations in the region.“We identified a number of opportunities to address some priorities of the region, including pollution, landfill management and the plastic bag ban. We agreed on a way forward to continue our collaborations and ensure that issues are addressed at the political level, possibly through the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, the various CARICOM councils, through meetings with regional environmental ministers and the United Nations,” Mr. Sweeney noted.For her part, Senior Technician at the Belize Solid Waste Management Authority, Lumen Cayetano, said that the disaster waste workshop held on October 9 during the conference, resulted in a “commitment to develop disaster waste management plans (for the region) and the manner in which those plans will be implemented, considering the environmental impact of disaster  waste.”“The fact that it is a special type of waste means its management requires much attention, she emphasised.”Ms. Cayetano also underscored that regional stakeholders shared ideas and experiences, and presented case studies which should aid in the development of disaster waste management strategies.The conference, which was held from October 8 to 12, brought together stakeholders from across the region to address the issues of water and waste as resources in sustainable development.last_img read more

Grains Livestock mixed

first_imgCHICAGO — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Mar. delivery was up 4 cents at $5.1820 a bushel; Mar. corn fell 2.2 cents at $3.7600 a bushel; Mar. oats gained .2 cent at $2.742 a bushel; while Jan. soybeans fell 2.2 cents at 8.8220 a bushel.Beef was mixed and pork was lower on the Chicago Mercantile cattle rose .18 cent at $1.2080 a pound; Jan. feeder cattle was off .48 cent at $1.4730 a pound; Feb. lean hogs fell .6 cent at .6032 a pound.The Associated Presslast_img read more