NCUA draft budget projects $299M for 2017

first_imgNCUA on Friday released its discussion draft budgets for 2017 and 2018, which project $299.2 million and $313.1 million in spending, respectively. NAFCU is reviewing the documents, which are online and accessible to the public now.“NAFCU and our members appreciate NCUA Board Chairman Rick Metsger and NCUA Board Member J. Mark McWatters’ leadership and commitment to greater transparency regarding the budget process,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “We look forward to reviewing the budget in detail, and relaying our substantive feedback, as well as our members’, during the Oct. 27 briefing. As NAFCU has repeatedly urged, we will continue to ask the agency to implement spending efficiencies and reduce line items, where possible.”The agency had said its budget plans would be released this week so stakeholders could review them before the budget briefing set for Oct. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. Eastern. The NCUA Board will also hold its open meeting that morning.NCUA Board Chairman Rick Metsger first announced at NAFCU’s Annual Conference in June that the agency would hold a public budget briefing in October. The association has long urged a return to public briefings held in advance of final budget approval. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Sandwich bag saves baby born three months early

first_imgStuff 28 October 2016Family First Comment: Awesome! Not just a ‘blob of tissue’ eh!A sandwich bag has saved a UK baby girl’s life after she was born three months early.Twenty-nine-year-old Rhiannon Shades was terrified when she went into labour at 24 weeks pregnant.After her baby, Emily, was born naturally still in her amniotic sac she placed into a sandwich bag to keep her warm and safe.“She was placed into a tiny plastic bag to keep her warm as her skin was so thin she couldn’t stabilise her own temperature”, Shades told Express.Emily was just 560 grams when she was born.READ MORE: read more

Man Utd to go all out for Sancho, despite interest in Chelsea rebel

first_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptTime Playing Video Games Can Have A Detrimental Effect On You The Evening Standard claim the England attacker is the priority for Solskjaer this summer as he looks for the missing links that will turn United into title contenders. “We know we lack one, two, three players to be considered a title contender and some experience. We know that,” said the Norwegian after Sunday’s impressive 2-0 win over Man City at Old Trafford. United chief Ed Woodward has vowed to continue reviving the club’s fortunes in the summer with the “same planned, disciplined approach” to transfers. “This season is one of rebuild, with many changes to the squad – in terms of players who have left or gone out on loan; new players who we have brought into the club; and academy graduates that we have brought through to the first team. “This process will continue as we implement our plan and our footballing vision under Ole and his coaching staff,” said Woodward last month. And 19-year-old Sancho has risen to the top of United’s wanted list after an impressive 18 months in the Bundesliga. The former Man City attacker has hit 17 goals and grabbed 19 assists this term, on the back of 13 goals and 19 assists last season. United though are also believed to have an interest in Chelsea winger Willian. The Brazilian was a target for United under Jose Mourinho, and he remains on United’s list of targets with Le 10 Sport reporting United are one of three clubs serious about the 31-year-old. Willian, who scored in Chelsea’s 4-0 demolition of Everton on Sunday, remains a favourite of Frank Lampard’s but his future looks in doubt with his contract expiring in the summer. Only last month Willian revealed Chelsea had offered him another two-year contract, but the winger was holding out for three years. “Chelsea offered me two years, and they are not going to change what they offered,” Willian told Esporte Interativo after Chelsea’s defeat by Bayern Munich on Tuesday. “I said I wanted three more years. The situation is difficult because of this, I really don’t know if it will be possible. Lampard has since admitted that the timing wasn’t “ideal” on Willian’s interview about his contract situation and suggested their could still be common ground sought between the parties. Read Also:Martial shows off gruesome injury after Man Utd goal in Derby win But, the French publication report that PSG are the main contenders for Willian’s signature with United and Arsenal also interested in a deal. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Borussia Dortmund ace Jadon Sancho reportedly remains Manchester United’s top summer target, despite talk linking Willian to the club. Loading… last_img read more

St Lucians confident ahead of Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors Boxing Championships

first_imgTHE St Lucian five-man contingent that arrived here in Guyana for the second edition of the Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors boxing championships, which gets underway tonight at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue, expressed confidence of doing well at the Caribbean championships.This much was disclosed by the St Lucia Boxing Association’s coach, Conrad Hunte, as well as the association’s president, David `Shakes’ Christopher.The three-day event which concludes on Sunday will see boxers from St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Suriname, Barbados and Guyana matching gloves each of the three nights and according to coach of the St Lucia contingent, the team spirit is very high and, he, being a Guyanese by birth and having been a local (Guyana) amateur champion some years ago, he knows what to expect from the Guyanese boxers and have trained his charges with the requisite technical and tactical aspects to counter the Guyanese.Meanwhile, Christopher, the Island’s association president said his team is well prepared and ready to do battle with not only the Guyanese, but all of the other countries that will be participating.The St Lucia team is made up of Nathan Ferrari who was declared Best Boxer at the inaugural event here in Guyana last year and was named St Lucia’s Best Boxer for the year, Kareem Boyce, Kimlyn Martie, and Jwevel Martie.Julie Bonnet who recently received an AIBA One Star Referee/Judge badge as well as Christopher will also be accompanying the team.During last month, St. Lucia defeated Grenada to win the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) invitational championships after which the Island sent a team to Guadeloupe for an international tournament and based on the results, Christopher said his team is well prepared and raring to go.Meanwhile, Jamaica Boxing Board has named Joshua Forrest Davidson (69Kg) and Daniel Hylton (60kg) with Robert Napier (coach) as their representatives.Hylton would be on his third trip to Guyana, having fought here in 2015 when he contested the first Caribbean Development tournament at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall and the following year (2016) he participated in the inaugural Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors tournament.Trinidad and Tobago will field and eight-member team and their association’s president, Cecil Forde is beaming with confidence.The team includes Abdul Taylor, Tyrique Hosien, Blessing Waldropt, Denzil Massy, Meshack Thomas, Nyrell Hosien, Juan Rodriguez and Edwin Felix.The event which is the brainchild of Guyana Boxing Association’s (GBA) president Steve Ninvalle will this year see a rise in the number of countries participating in this the second edition of the tournament. Last year only three countries (Guyana, St Lucia and Suriname) participated.According to Ninvalle, all plans are well in place and fight fans can expect three entertaining nights of boxing.last_img

Senior giving 49ers a big lift

first_imgCan a gymnasium’s or arena’s location make that much difference in coach Larry Reynolds’ team’s performance? Apparently, it has a lot to do with the opponents’ mindsets in front of their home crowds and the mindsets of the 49ers in buildings other than the Walter Pyramid. “It was like we almost had no `sense of urgency’ until we were down (by 25 points) at Irvine,” said Houston, averaging 10.6 points and 4.5 assists per game, before a practice in the Walter Pyramid last week. “We can’t allow that to happen again. Hopefully, we’ve learned our lesson.” The 5-foot-10 graduate of San Gorgonio High is operating with his own “sense of urgency” these days, on and off the court. He’s enrolled in the four classes he needs this semester to finish up his coursework and pick up his bachelor’s degree in communications in late May. “It took me a while (at Long Beach) to find out what I wanted to do,” he said, the day after the spring semester had started last week. “But then I took a couple of communications classes, liked them, and decided I wanted to major in it. “I’m not sure what I’m going to do (for a career) but it will give me a lot of options. It’s given me the skills that can help me in almost any kind of business or profession I get into. And it definitely prepares you to speak and communicate in crowds or in front of groups and not be very nervous.” And there is the urgent on-court business on hand, not only for Houston but each of the other six Long Beach seniors: This is their final opportunity to play in an NCAA Tournament. “Long Beach State vs. …” hasn’t popped up on the television screen during a CBS NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Selection Show since 1995, when Utah was the “vs.,” Seth Greenberg was the 49ers’ coach and UCLA ultimately was the national champion. “Going through our whole (college) careers without being a part of it (the NCAA Tournament)? That would be kind of messed up,” he said. “We got close last year (losing in the Big West Tournament final to Pacific) and this year I think we can do it.” Houston started 26 of the 57 games he played in during his first two seasons, averaging 5.3 points and 3.3 assists per game as a freshman and 6.7 and 3.3, respectively, as a sophomore. But there was no talk of a trip to the NCAA Tournament by February of those seasons, which ended with 6-21 and 10-20 records. “It was tough,” he said, “because I came here wanting to be a part of something that would turn things around (right away) and obviously that didn’t happen. Like most of the guys who were here, I had never been in a losing program.” He looks back on the seasons with a heavy dose of perspective, though. “I’d take back the record, but not the experience,” he said. “You learn so much through the adversity.” Statistically (he led the 49ers in steals and assists, shot .460 from the field and was fifth in scoring at 8.6 ppg) he turned in his best performance last season, when Long Beach won seven games in a row before losing in the conference final to finish 18-12. But, immediately following the season, when, with the addition of guards Aaron Nixon and Kejuan Johnson, he started only 12 times and averaged 22 minutes per game, he wasn’t sure he wanted to play as a senior at Long Beach. And he said as much to Reynolds. “I can’t complain, because we had some good guards on the team,” he said, measuring his words carefully. “But I wanted to make sure that me, the coach and the rest of the team were on the same page. Yeah, I was considering it (leaving). But I loved the school, too, and I knew we were going to be good. It took some time and I had to consult with my parents and they gave me some good advice. And I think I made a good decision (to stay), just as I think I made a good decision when I came here (originally).” Houston has been exceptional during conference play, averaging 12.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and only 2.0 turnovers per game. “He’s playing at a very, very high level for us and doing a great job of distributing the ball and getting everyone involved,” Reynolds said. Was there much of a concern Houston wouldn’t be in uniform this season? “You don’t begrudge guys who want to play more; you want that,” Reynolds added. “That’s natural for guys who are very competitive and have a good deal of talent. “He wasn’t happy and he expressed that. But I didn’t think, at any point, that he wouldn’t be with us (this season).” 49ERS NOTES: The 49ers beat Cal Poly, 77-70, on Jan. 6. Since that trip to the Walter Pyramid, coach Kevin Bromley’s team has won five of six games to improve to 3-4 in conference and 11-9 overall. … Six-five Derek Stockalper, a first-team all-Big West selection last season, leads the Mustangs in scoring (12.9 points) and rebounds (6.8 per game). … In the absence of Kejuan Johnson and Mark Dawson during the 49ers’ games with Cal State Northridge and Pacific last week, freshman guard Tim Island (10 points and four rebounds in 26 minutes) and junior post Travon Free (10 points, while hitting all five shots, and five rebounds in 21) gave the team a big boost off the bench. Frank Burlison can be reached at [email protected] or (562) 499-1320. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! During six Big West Conference games in the Walter Pyramid this season, the Long Beach State 49ers are 6-0 and have outscored opponents, 90.5 to 70.2 points per game. In two conference games on the road, they’re 0-2 and have been outscored, 89.0 to 83.5. So, what gives? center_img The 49ers, atop the Big West standings, at 6-2, and 15-6 overall, can’t do much about the former. But they hope to do something about the latter, beginning tonight, when they take on Cal Poly in a 7 o’clock game in the Mustangs’ Mott Gymnasium. “We’re going to have to step it up, that’s for sure,” senior guard Kevin Houston conceded. “We know teams are going to get after us hard, in their houses, so we have to be more intense right from the beginning.” The 49ers found themselves in big first-half holes – with, of course the host Cal State Northridge Matadors and UC Irvine Anteaters doing a lot of the digging – while falling behind by 17 and 25 points, respectively, before rallying to nearly pull the games out. last_img