CUNA joins trades to request full CDFI funding in FY18

first_img continue reading » CUNA joined with several financial trade organizations Tuesday to request that House and Senate appropriators fund the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund at $250 million for fiscal year 2018. The fund, which gives awards and other grants to certified CDFIs, is zeroed out in the administration’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget.“We strongly support the CDFI Fund as one of the Federal government’s best market-based strategies for leveraging private dollars to restore economic vitality,” the letter reads. “We urge you to continue to provide strong funding levels in FY 2018 and beyond, as well as ensure that it fulfills Congressional intent to build the entire sector for the benefit of low-income communities nationwide.”In addition to outlining the history and importance of the CDFI fund, and CDFIs in their communities, the letter offers proposed language for an amendment to appropriations legislation and recommended accompanying report language.The recommended statutory change is:Adding “and diverse applicants by institution type, which shall include all types of Insured Community Development Financial Institutions as defined by 12 USC 4702(c((13) and non-insured Community Development Financial Institutions in proportion to their representation by number in each application pool,” to the end of 12 USC 4706(b). 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Education and popularization of science in tourism – Get involved in the project “KNOWLEDGE IS POWER”

first_imgI am embarking on new challenges and initiatives all with the goal of positive change. I move by simply moving, a small step forward, but with a clear goal and vision.”Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start” rekao je jedan od najtraženijih govornika na svijetu Simon Sinek. Tako je krenuo portal HrTurizam.hr, a tako kreće i ovaj novi izazov radnog naziva – Znanje je moć.He personally believes that scientific master’s theses and doctoral dissertations are excellent quality papers and sources of interesting information, thinking and research. Precisely with the aim of constructive discussion, education, positive development of tourism and popularization of science in order to gain important research, analysis, tools and thinking as many readers as possible and most importantly to give valuable work new added value.I invite all interested authors who wish to publish their scientific master’s theses and doctoral dissertations to contact us by e-mail at: [email protected] Also, I invite interested faculties that have a study of tourism, to join the project, and with the approval of the author, to publish papers on the portal. It will be an opportunity for young colleagues and future tourism workers to show their knowledge and affirm themselves in their field of education and future work. I also call on the faculties to work together with the aim of better connecting science and the tourism sector.The long-term goal and imperative is to gather all scientific master’s theses and doctoral dissertations in tourism in one place.On the HrTurizam.hr portal, a special category will be placed on the cover, where all published works will be located. Each paper will be presented through a short abstract or article, and the entire paper will be attached in pdf. format, for those who want to get a broader story and read the whole paper.See examples of papers published so far:Example 1: DO KEY STAKEHOLDERS PERCEIVE THE TOURISM OF THE TOWNS OF SPLIT, ŠIBENIK AND ZADAR AS EFFICIENT AND FUNCTIONAL?Example 2: SEASONALITY OF HOTEL BUSINESS – WHAT IS THE WAY TO COMBATING THE EXTREME SEASONALITY OF BUSINESS?What is extremely positive, the whole project before it started, has already generated new values. Namely, as the whole story has been in my head for a year, I had the opportunity to publish several scientific papers, and so one paper generated a new friendship and potential cooperation between the two institutions, thanks to the publication of a scientific paper.Vrijednosti projekta je već prepoznala vodeća poliklinika u Hrvatskoj – Polyclinic Bagatin, which is a proud partner of the project.PROJECT PARTNERSDo you think that education and knowledge is the most powerful weapon we can use for positive change? Do you agree with the statement that two heads are smarter than one? Do you encourage constructive and argumentative thinking, creativity and lifelong learning? Do you agree that knowledge must be available to everyone? Do you invest and encourage young people to show their knowledge and affirm themselves in their field of education and future work?If these values ​​are compatible with your business and personal philosophy, support the popularization of science in tourism and the Knowledge is Power project, which aims to popularize science and educate tourism professionals and encourage constructive and argumentative discussion because only then can we develop as individuals and as a society.Proud project partner: Polyclinic Bagatinlast_img read more

Angels pitcher Matt Harvey turns to tech to unlock missing fastball velocity

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros “The pitchers who really stand the test of time, who pitch for 15 to 20 years, there is an adaptation that takes place at some point,” he said, “because you’re not going to have, generally speaking, the same velocity at 25 that you will at 35 – Nolan Ryan withstanding, Justin Verlander withstanding – but generally there’s going to be a little bit of erosion in terms of velocity, and I think the pitchers who last are the ones who are able to adapt, change, develop a new pitch, improve command, and that’s why they gain that longevity.”Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The goal is to hopefully unlock some of the velocity that’s been missing from Harvey’s repertoire this season. He’s been on the injured list since May 25, with an upper back strain with a minor league rehab stint in his near future. Harvey’s fastball was touching 96 mph in March but had dipped to 94 in his last start before going on the IL.“I think velocity certainly helps,” Manager Brad Ausmus said. “I don’t think that’s a secret. It’s definitely not the only answer. I’ve been around plenty of pitchers who threw hard but had no command, or no secondary, and could not be successful. I’ve been around guys without velocity, with command, or secondary, who were very successful. There’s more than one way to skin a cat. It certainly wouldn’t hurt.“The ideal is to have velocity and command of the secondary.”Whether the 4D Motion system can help Harvey achieve his goal is unclear. According to the 4D Motion website, the technology is designed to help golfers, hitters, and pitchers alike unlock the power of their kinematic sequence. It’s a recent innovation, so independent research on its effectiveness with pitchers is scant – if it exists at all. The Angels aren’t the first major league team to give it a try, however.Ausmus emphasized that unlocking the missing velocity is just part of the solution for Harvey, who turned 30 in March.center_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Harvey doesn’t have a specific date lined up for his next rehabilitation start. Ausmus said the schedule is complicated by the Triple-A All-Star break, which overlaps with the major-league break.ALSOOutfield prospect Jo Adell was selected to participate in the Futures Game on July 7 in Cleveland. The annual exhibition game showcases the top minor league prospects in each team’s system. This year’s game will be limited to seven innings. Adell was selected to the Futures Game for the second time. In 25 games this season since returning from a sprained ankle and strained hamstring, he is hitting .348 with a 1.046 on-base plus slugging percentage at Double-A Mobile. … Pitcher Keynan Middleton, on the comeback trail from Tommy John surgery, was not scheduled to throw to live hitters, as Ausmus stated previously. He threw a bullpen session Friday. … Ausmus said that catcher Kevan Smith, on the 10-day IL with a sprained metacarpal bone in his left hand, will swing a bat Saturday for the first time since he was hurt.UP NEXTAngels (LHP Tyler Skaggs, 7-6, 4.30 ERA) vs. A’s (LHP Brett Anderson, 7-5, 4.26 ERA), Saturday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter ANAHEIM — Outside of baseball circles, “kinematic sequence” and “rotational velocity” sound like biology buzzwords that hopefully, for most of us, will not be on the test. Even inside baseball circles, the popularity of these terms only spread recently and rapidly.They took center stage Friday in the Angels’ bullpen, where Matt Harvey was hooked up to a pair of 4D Motion sensors – a wireless system that uses a pair of wearable devices to produce a digital representation of an athlete’s body in motion. Harvey wore one strap over his shoulders, and another around his waist, while throwing off the mound Friday.The two straps measure when a pitcher’s hips accelerate, and by how much; when his arm accelerates, and by how much; and also how the two measurements relate to each other. On this day, Harvey said he was paying attention to when his hips accelerated relative to his arm.“The separation wasn’t what it used to be,” he said.last_img read more

Salvador Jaramillo, 82, Wellington: Nov. 17, 1931 – Jan. 11, 2014

first_imgSalvador JaramilloSalvador G. Jaramillo, age 82, lifetime Wellington resident, died on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS.  He worked as an inspector/carman for the Santa Fe Railroad for nine years, as a sheet metal assembler for Boeing Aircraft for 15 years, and for the USD #353 for many years.Salvador G. Jaramillo was born November 17, 1931 to David Jaramillo and Eusebia (Ramirez) Jaramillo in Wellington, KS.  He was a Wellington High School graduate with the Class of 1950. He served in the United States Navy from 1953 to 1957.Salvador married Connie Negrete on October 8, 1960 at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Winfield, KS.  They recently celebrated 53 years of marriage.He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Jesse and Leo Jaramillo.He is survived by his loving wife, Connie of the home; two sons, Rick Jaramillo and Mark Jaramillo both of Wellington, KS; two brothers, Robert Jaramillo and Andrew Jaramillo both of Wichita, KS; three sisters, Irene Ybarra of Wellington, KS, Rosa Jaramillo of Wellington, KS and Carmen Jaramillo of Wichita, KS; and numerous nieces and nephews.Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 1 to 5 p.m.Rosary will be held at St. Anthony and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Wellington, KS on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 7 p.m.Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.  Father Dwight Birket and Father Andrew J. Seiler will officiate. Interment will follow the service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington.A memorial has been established with the St. Anthony and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Contributions can be left at or mailed to the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more