Fincher, Posey and Heck urge NCUA to do RBC2 study

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Reps. Stephen Fincher, R-Tenn., Bill Posey, R-Fla., and Denny Heck, D-Wash., on Tuesday urged NCUA to voluntarily undertake the risk-based capital study called for in their committee-approved bill, H.R. 2769, before moving ahead with finalizing RBC2.The bipartisan H.R. 2769 was overwhelmingly approved by the House Financial Services Committee in a 50-9 vote last week.The NAFCU-backed legislation would require NCUA to review its RBC2 proposal and report back to Congress on the agency’s authority to issue a two-tier, risk-based capital rule and the impact it would have on credit unions and their members.“A strong bipartisan majority of the House Financial Services Committee agrees with this sentiment, as the bill was passed by the Committee last week by an overwhelming majority of 50-9,” the lawmakers wrote. “In light of the Committee’s recent bipartisan advancement of this important legislation, we encourage you to voluntarily undertake the study outlined in our bill, and communicate your findings and recommendations to Congress, before moving forward and finalizing the risk-based capital proposal.” continue reading »last_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals he rejected Barcelona to stay at Arsenal

first_imgAubameyang rejected Barcelona (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)‘They were several offers, notably from Barcelona,’ Aubameyang told Canal+.‘My priority was to stay for two reasons – the first is the coach, Mikel Arteta, because we spoke a fair amount during the ‘lockdown’ & he convinced me, notably in terms of the project.‘And of course, secondly, is the love that I receive from the fans & people at the club. ‘Since I have been here, I have been treated like one of their own & as I am one of their own, I am going to stay here. It is as simple as that.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAubameyang joined the club for a fee of £57m in 2018 but he’s paid that back with 72 goals in 112 appearances for the Gunners.Barcelona allowed Luis Suarez to join Atletico Madrid earlier this week and Ronald Koeman is keen on signing a more mobile centre forward in Aubameyang’s mould. The Catalans kicked off their La Liga campaign on Sunday night with a comprehensive 4-0 win against Emery’s Villarreal, though Koeman admitted afterwards that he remains keen on signing a striker. ‘It’s always nice to have a ‘9’ but you can play without one,’ said Koeman.MORE: Jose Mourinho aims another dig at Manchester United ahead of Old Trafford showdown Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals he rejected Barcelona to stay at Arsenal Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 28 Sep 2020 2:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.1kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang recently signed a new long-term deal at Arsenal (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has confirmed he turned down an offer from Barcelona in order to sign a new long-term deal at the Emirates.The 31-year-old finally put an end to the speculation over his future earlier this month by signing a three-year deal in north London, making him the second highest paid player at the club in the process.Aubameyang allowed his contract to run into its final year with the Gunners and he was set on leaving while Unai Emery was at the helm.Had the former Dortmund forward informed Arsenal that he would not sign an extension the club would have had little option but to cash in on the striker.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThankfully for them Aubameyang decided to stay but the striker has revealed that he rejected an offer from La Liga giants Barcelona in order to do so. Advertisementlast_img read more

Perfect to chair Commerce and Technology Committee

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Republican Senate President Pro Tem from Martinsville Rodric Bray appointed Senator Chip Perfect to chair the Senate Committee on Commerce and Technology for the 121st Indiana General Assembly.Perfect said, “I am honored to be named chair of this committee. With the 2019 legislative session just around the corner, I am ready to begin hearing the proposed bills assigned to this committee and determine their ability to help address issues facing the Hoosier state.”Perfect will also serve as ranking member of the Senate Committee on Utilities and as a member of the Senate Committees on Agriculture; Natural Resources; Pensions and Labor; and Tax and Fiscal Policy.The full 2019-2020 Senate Standing Committee assignments list can be found here.The 2019 legislative session ceremonially began Tuesday, November 20, with Organization Day. Legislators will reconvene January 3 and, by law, must conclude the legislative session no later than April 29.Click here to view committee hearings, legislative calendars, agendas, vote tallies and proposed legislation.last_img read more

Walters sits out Ireland training

first_img The Stoke frontman, who is nursing an ankle problem, was not involved as manager Giovanni Trapattoni put his players through their paces in Malahide on Sunday morning. Hull midfielder Stephen Quinn, who was drafted into the squad as a replacement for hamstring victim Glenn Whelan last night, did take part in the session. Ireland head for Vienna knowing anything less than a victory at the Ernst Happel Stadion will effectively end their slim hopes of reaching next summer’s finals in Brazil. Striker Jon Walters sat out of Republic of Ireland training on Sunday ahead of Tuesday night’s World Cup qualifier in Austria.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

ICC World Cup Mohammad Shahzad alleges ‘conspiracy by Afghanistan Cricket Board’, says fit to play World Cup

first_imgAfghanistan will take on South Africa on June 15.Mohammad Shahzad suffered a knee injury during the warm-up game against Pakistan.Afghanistan has also lost three games in World Cup 2019 along with South Africa. highlights New Delhi: Mohammad Shahzad has been a pivotal member of the Afghanistan top order and was expected to play a big role in the team’s campaign for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. However, Shahzad sustained a knee injury during the warm-up game against Pakistan in Cardiff and was facing certain fitness issues. After scores of 0 and 7 against Australia and Sri Lanka, Shahzad has ruled out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with a knee injury and the technical committee approved his replacement in Ikram Ali Khil, who has played one Test and three ODIs. However, Shahzad has lashed out at the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and has made a shocking revelation.“I still don’t know why I was ruled unfit when I was fit enough to play. Some people on the board (ACB) have conspired against me. Only manager, doctor and the captain knew that I was going to be replaced. Even the coach (Phil Simmons) found out much later. It was heart-breaking. I had finished my training (ahead of the New Zealand game) and only after I checked my phone, I found out that I have been ruled out of the World Cup due to a knee injury. None of the players in the team bus knew about it and just like me, they were in shock (at the news),” Shahzad told PTI. The right-hander, who was their star player in the triumphant campaign in the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe where they beat the West Indies twice including in the final. Ahead of the World Cup, Shahzad hit his sixth ODI hundred in a game against Ireland at Belfast on May 21. Shahzad did admit that he faced certain issues regarding his knee.”I have had knee issues for a while now but it gets fine with a little bit of icing. I took proper rest after the Pakistan warm-up and was fit to play again and I did come back to play the first two games and was looking forward to the New Zealand game until I received the shocking news from my manager. Suddenly I was replaced and I had no inkling of that. This not the way to treat a senior player. Under the current dispensation at ACB, I see more senior players getting a raw deal as I did. I really feel hard done by,” Shahzad said.However, the Afghanistan Cricket Board CEO Asadullah Khan said the wicket-keeper batsman was unfit indeed and therefore was unable to give his best on the field. “What he is saying is completely wrong. A proper medical report to the ICC was submitted and then only his replacement was announced. The team could not have fielded an unfit player. I understand he is upset at not being part of World Cup anymore but the team could not have compromised on his fitness,” the ACB CEO told PTI.Afghanistan will next take on South Africa on June 15 in Cardiff. The Proteas are also in danger of not reaching the last four as their game against the West Indies has been affected by rain. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

WADA President happy with exemption system

first_imgWorld Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie says the system allowing athletes to take banned substances for medical reasons is one that works well.Russian hackers have exposed details of several top athletes – including multiple grand slam tennis champion Serena Williams and gymnastics star Simone Biles.None had broken rules – as they’d been granted therapeutic use exemptions.last_img

Europa League: Arsenal beat Valencia 3-1 in semi-final 1st leg

first_img Source: BBC Alexandre Lacazette scored twice as Arsenal came from behind at Emirates Stadium to win the first leg of their Europa League semi-final against Valencia.Mouctar Diakhaby’s header put Valencia in front before Lacazette slotted in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s pass.The Frenchman nodded in Granit Xhaka’s cross seven minutes later to make it 2-1 before half-time.And Aubameyang’s late volley ensured Arsenal take a two-goal lead to Spain.Lacazette should have scored a hat-trick – he fluffed a header from six yards out in the second half and was later denied by goalkeeper Neto on two occasions.But Arsenal will travel to Valencia for the second leg next Thursday, hoping to avoid a second successive semi-final defeat after they were knocked out by eventual winners Atletico Madrid last year.last_img read more

Stephen Appiah to open official Vodafone unity match

first_imgPrimeval Media in conjunction with Stephen Appiah, former captain of the Black Stars, will  this  Friday organize a Press Soiree at the Multi Purpose Court of the Accra Sports Stadium, aimed at interacting with various stakeholders in the football fraternity, members of the sporting media and corporate world. A statement from the Communications Directorate of Primeval Media, said the event would also be used to formally announce the head line sponsors; Vodafone Ghana Limited.According to the statement, the event which, has now be christened “Vodafone Unity Match” would create a platform for the media to interact with organizers, other stakeholders as part of efforts to build an exciting moments for the match.It said, the headline sponsors, would also be presented with an opportunity to tell the world through the media, about their association with the event.The statement noted that, the event will be attended by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Nii Lantei Vanderpuye, members of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG), Retired National Footballers Association of Ghana (RENFAG), Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) among others. Appiah, will in June lead a group of renowned football icons, such as Sol Campbell, William Gallas, Patrick Kluivert, Jermain Defoe among others to play Kotoko on June 8 and the Black Stars on June 11, at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi and Accra Sports Stadium respectively.It is aimed at promoting unity and peace ahead of the 2016 elections.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

NFL free agency news: Raiders sign WR Tyrell Williams

first_img Antonio Brown honored to join ‘legendary’ Raiders Introducing a new vertical threat.We have signed WR @TyrellWilliams_: https://t.co/I9WBeva5oI pic.twitter.com/QGGp416kn4— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) March 14, 2019The Steelers, Browns and Colts were all rumored to have interest in Williams. But, ultimately it was Oakland that came out on top and added some depth to its receiving corps that saw the departure of Amari Cooper last season.Williams has notched his place as an effective weapon in the AFC West over his four-year career. Related News The Raiders added another playmaker to line up next to Antonio Brown by signing former Chargers receiver Tyrell Williams.The team announced the deal Wednesday. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. He was signed by the Chargers as an undrafted free agent following the 2015 draft and had a breakout season in 2016 with 69 receptions for 1,059 yards and seven touchdowns. In 2018, Williams remained a favorite target for Philip Rivers and had 653 yards receiving and five touchdowns.Williams, who turned 27 in February, will likely become Oakland’s No. 2 receiver behind Brown and ahead of 10-year veteran Jordy Nelson, who signed a two-year deal last offseason.last_img read more

England seniors thrash Italy to secure third place in Portugal

first_img8 Sep 2012 England seniors thrash Italy to secure third place in Portugal England’s senior men put the disappointment of not being in the final by finishing third in the European Men’s Team Championships at Estorial Golf Club in Portugal. After losing to Germany 2-3 in the semi-finals, England thrashed Italy 4½ – ½ in the third place match without losing a game. John Ambridge and Andrew Stracey won the foursome 2 and 1 against Cesare Castellini and Marco Bussinello then English seniors champion Alan Squires got over the line quickly by beating Federico Lang 5 and 4. (image John Ambridge © Tom Ward) There were also solid victories for Martin Galway, 4 and 3 over Vincenzo Sita, and by Tyrone Carter, 6 and 5 against Lorenzo Sartori. In the final game, Chris Reynolds played a halved game with Francesco Ghirardi. Sweden retained the title by beating Germany 3½ – 1½ in the final.last_img read more