Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., on Friday introduced NAFCU-backed legislation that would require the Government Accountability Office to study almost every aspect of NCUA’s budgeting and expenditure practices.H.R. 1176, the “NCUA Budget Transparency Act,” Mulvaney’s bill would require GAO to undertake an in-depth review of the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund, Central Liquidity Facility and NCUA’s annual operating budget. GAO would include in its final report any recommendations it had for improving transparency at the agency.NAFCU, noting credit unions fund the lion’s share of NCUA’s operations, has been leading a longstanding effort to get the agency to rein in its budget growth and to be fully transparent on its budget and expenditures.Lawmakers are taking note of this issue. NCUA Board Member J. Mark McWatters has also emphasized the need for budget transparency, pressing the agency to go beyond what has been provided to date.NAFCU Director of Legislative Affairs Jillian Pevo said Mulvaney’s bill would be a key step toward ensuring real transparency at NCUA. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
As most of you know, the Credit Union Development Education (DE) Program takes place four times a year and aims to invigorate and educate credit union professionals on credit union history, principles and philosophy. What you might not know is that during each DE Training, the participants are asked to complete a specific project, one that involves planning, fundraising, hands-on work and improves people’s lives in some way. These projects show Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) that they can make a difference, and they are tasked with completing their own DE project when they return home to their credit unions.For the first two trainings in 2017, participants were asked to raise funds to support the Helping Hands Project, an organization that provides prosthetic hands to children across the world who have suffered a loss. As you can imagine, many families in rural countries do not have the financial means or the access to services for children with limb loss. These prosthesis are life changing for them.Each class is given a fundraising goal to reach, and they work in small groups to raise the funds and actually assemble one of the prosthetic hands. These hands were then placed in personalized and decorated bags to be given to a child in need. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
VINTON, Iowa – A word to the wise if you’re even thinking about using an altered rev limiter or competing with chemically treated tires in IMCA this season: Don’t.Penalties for either infraction have been upped to $1,000, plus a 30-day suspension and the loss of all IMCA points. That change is the biggest in 2016 general rules and procedures announced and posted on the IMCA website this month.“These are significant penalties, on par with an engine claim refusal,” IMCA President Brett Root said. “Both would have resulted in $250 fines and suspensions last year so this is obviously something we are taking very seriously.”Rev limiters are used in the Modified, Late Model, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern and Southern SportMod divisions.The penalty for using chemically treated tires apply in those classes as well as the Sprint Cars and Sport Compacts.While the rev limiter penalty can be imposed following discovery at a local track, the tire penalty would only be assessed after samples are tested at the laboratory contracted by IMCA.Bonus points will not be awarded to champions of traveling series in seven divisions beginning this season, the exception being the RaceSaver Sprint Cars.“We want our national and regional champions to be determined by IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing events,” Root explained. “Traveling series are important but in a number of areas of the country have begun to replicate or replace weekly events, often creating confusion about what points were being awarded.”“RaceSaver Sprint Car series champions will still receive national bonus points,” he continued, “because most of the drivers in that division compete in traveling series and not at a weekly track.”No changes were made in the structure for awarding track championship bonus points.As many as 20 bonus points, determined by average car counts when at least eight sanctioned events are scheduled and held during the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Point season, will be applied to national and regional standings for as many as two local track titles in the Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock divisions, and toward Northern SportMod, Southern SportMod and Sport Compact national standings.A maximum of 20 bonus points for a single track title will be applied toward the national Late Model standings. Sprint Car drivers will receive as many as 20 bonus points, also applied to national standings, for a local track or RaceSaver championship.
The BIH Football Team will play a friendly match against the USA in Asim Ferhatović Hase stadium.The results of the game are not seen as most important, but both coaches, Safet Sušić and Jurgen Klinsmann will bring out their best and most prepared players.For both teams, this will be a huge test before the final qualifiers. At the beginning of September, BIH will play two games against Slovakia, while the US will play against Costa Rica and Mexico.“Both countries are continuing the qualifications in September. My colleague and I will have a chance to see where are players can be placed. I believe that we will see one another at the championships in Brazil. BiH belongs on the football map of the world, with a deserved place among the top 15’’, said Klinsmann.“Our goal is to continue the good run of games. I hope that the game will be strong and tough. I expect a win, but a draw would not be bad’’, said BIH coach Safet Sušić.The game begins at 20:45 and more than 25.000 people are expected to come.
England’s winning run in the U16 boys’ international series was brought to an end by Ireland in a high-quality match on the Isle of Man.England won all three matches last year and had beaten Wales and Scotland this season, but the Irish edged past them by a point, winning 8.5-7.5 at scenic Castletown Golf Links.The visitors showed their strength in the singles, coming back from a two-point deficit after the opening sessions, when England had won the foursomes 3-1 and halved the fourballs 2-2.Michael Gilbert, a member of England’s winning team at the boys’ Home Internationals, led the way in the singles and withstood the pressure to take his point on the final green.Immediately behind him, English U14 champion Conor Gough and Ireland’s Mark Power were playing superb golf, eventually halving their game having both played round in six-under par. And, at the bottom of the order, James Cooper also won for England, defeating his opponent 4/3.But in the five games in between the Irish took charge and, when Callum Macfie’s 18th hole birdie putt slid past, the victory was theirs.Gough was top scorer for England with an unbeaten performance of 2.5pts from three games.Steve Burnett, the England Golf Men’s Performance Manager, said: “This was a very high-quality match and there was some excellent golf from both teams. Congratulations to Ireland and we look forward to next year’s re-match.“Castletown was a fabulous venue for the match and we were all made so welcome.”The course is surrounded on three sides by the Irish Sea and this was the first international to be played on the Isle of Man for many years. During the two-day match the club offered free coaching to island youngsters aged between eight and 16.The England team was: Barclay Brown (Hallamshire, Yorkshire), James Cooper (Cumberwell Park, Wiltshire), Charlie Daughtrey (Rotherham, Yorkshire), Michael Gilbert (Chelmsford, Essex), Conor Gough (Stoke Park, BB&O), Hugo Kedzlie (Spalding, Lincolnshire), Callum Macfie (Lindrick, Yorkshire) and Tom Stagg (Salisbury & South Wilts, Wiltshire) 12 Oct 2016 England’s winning run is halted
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Top male and female bodybuilders from across Thailand competed for cash prizes and prepared for international competitions at the Thailand Bodybuilding 2014 tournament held in Pattaya earlier this month. The April 5-6 Thailand Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Association event at Royal Garden Plaza saw bodybuilders compete in 12 categories and numerous weight classes to win acclaim for having the “perfect physique,” promote Pattaya tourism and prep for the Asian Bodybuilding Championships (Aug. 26) in Macau and world championships being held Nov. 24-30 in India.Wuthichai Sangtula from the Muscletech Thailand team holds aloft the prestigious HRH Princess Sirindhorn royal cup after retaining his ‘Mr. Thailand’ title in Pattaya.Association President Phakphong Kriangsak opened the event with Maj. Gen. Jaruk Aariratchakaran, vice president of the Olympic Committee of Thailand, and Montree Chaiyaphan, deputy governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand, and other guests attending. Taught torsos on display at the Thailand Bodybuilding 2014 contest held April 5-6 at the Royal Garden Plaza.Previous ‘Mr. Thailand’ winner Wuthichai Sangtula from Muscletech Thailand again won the annual competition, beating out five other athletes in the “Champ of Champs” contest.Favorite Wilaipoen Wannaklang of Muscletech also repeated as the female champion. Chaiwat Thongsaeng from the Thai-Japan Camp also defended his title as winner of the Male Model Fitness 170cm class.Other categories included junior and senior bodybuilders, athletic physique, model physique, and a class for newcomers. The top five finishers in each group received cash prizes.Sittinan Khayanthum, a 16-year-old competing in the newcomers’ class, said diet and rest were keys to his preparation for the competition. The Chantaburi native said he plans to try again at a future event.Universal Bodybuilding sent seven athletes to the meet. The camp had enjoyed success with silver and gold medalists at previous competitions.Wilaipoen Wannaklang was the winner of the women’s crown.
Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez looks on as the Pirates load the bases but fail to score against the Colorado Rockies in the ninth inning of the Rockies’ 3-2 victory in a baseball game in Denver on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) DENVER (AP) – Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead double in the seventh inning and the Colorado Rockies beat Pittsburgh 3-2 Sunday for a three-game sweep of the NL Central-leading Pirates. The Pirates came to Coors Field this weekend with a five-game winning streak. They hold a three-game edge over St. Louis, and host the Cardinals in a three-game series starting Tuesday night.Pedro Alvarez homered for the Pirates.