CUNA to DOD: Credit unions need specific guidance–soon–to meet MLA compliance

first_img 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) continues its broad advocacy efforts to secure substantive compliance guidance for credit unions regarding changes to the Military Lending Act (MLA).In its latest action, CUNA was the only participant to provide a document with a list of credit union compliance concerns to a Listening Session coordinated Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). The session also included representatives from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Reserve Board, and the Federal Trade Commission.The NCUA shared MLA guidance last month with credit unions. While CUNA appreciates that the NCUA document provides a useful, complete summary of the rule, CUNA is adamant that credit unions need answers to the far-reaching concerns CUNA shared if they are to meet an Oct. 3 compliance deadline.CUNA’s regulatory advocacy and compliance staff have worked closely together since the changes were finalized last year to highlight essential information credit unions need in order to comply with the rule. continue reading »last_img read more

Purple & Bold: How should Lakers exercise load management with their stars?

first_imgEditor’s note: This is the Friday, Nov. 8 edition of the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.The 2019-20 NBA season syllabus, which began with a chapter on global politics, has moved onto one on sport physiology. This lesson is titled: Load Management.Most of the discussion so far has been focused on Clippers star Kawhi Leonard, who’s twice missed the nationally televised front end of a back-to-back with what, the league revealed Thursday, is “an ongoing injury to the patella tendon in his left knee.”Of course, Clippers coach Doc Rivers previously characterized Leonard’s “load management (knee)” absences as an injury-prevention strategy — which would’ve been against NBA rules meant to keep teams from resting healthy players in high-profile games. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAnd yes, that’s all Clippers business, but Lakers fans might want to pay attention, you could be quizzed on this later: Frank Vogel and his staff are going to want to keep LeBron James (who is averaging 35 minutes) and Anthony Davis (34.7 minutes) as healthy and as fresh as possible, too.“We’re going to play every night to win with great importance placed on that game, and within playing manageable minutes where guys are being managed for the long haul,” Vogel said at a practice before the season began.Managing for the long haul might include, say, a game off to recover from the unavoidable nicks that afflict every player?The Lakers have 12 back-to-back sets of games this season, including their first Nov. 12 in Phoenix against the surprising Suns and then Nov. 13 at home against the floundering Golden State Warriors — the latter of which will be broadcast by ESPN.Theoretically, the Lakers would be better served by having their stars in the lineup for a road game against a good team than for a home game against a depleted, unimposing opponent. The network, on the other hand, would be better served by having at least the Lakers’ stars on the court for its broadcast. Or consider the consecutive games in New York, on Jan. 22 against the Knicks and Jan. 23 at Brooklyn — the latter to air on TNT. James appreciates playing at Madison Square Garden, so he might not want to miss that one. But the TNT folks wouldn’t appreciate him missing their end of back to back.To sit or not to sit, that question, either way, is going to elicit a range of opinion. And if it happens, there will be predictable stages of reaction.There will be outrage: “You’re paid to play 82 games.”There will be acceptance: “In order to show up, you have to be healthy and available,” said the L.A. Sparks’ Chiney Ogwumike on ESPN, talking about managing her own injuries. There will be confusion: What does “load management” even mean? “I don’t know where load management always means taking games off,” said Portland coach Terry Stotts, who hasn’t circled any games on the schedule to sit Damian Lillard or CJ McCollum. “We have a health and performance staff, we got all the analytics and studies and we’re very aware — if you want to call it load — we’re very aware of each player’s load, and we manage that. So I guess that’s load managing.”There could be punishment: The NBA fined the Clippers $50,000 for adding to the consternation with inconsistent reports in public and to the league about Leonard’s unavailability.And there will be results: Leonard, who led Toronto to a title last season after playing only 60 regular-season games, again looked “well-rested,” as Stotts put it, scoring 18 points in the fourth quarter of the Clippers’ 107-101 victory Thursday. In seven games so far, Leonard is averaging a league-best 13.5 points in the final period.All that could be on the test, because when Vogel says the Lakers will consider “every way we can” to keep the 34-year-old James healthy, that certainly pertains to minimizing minutes in practice, and you might also want it to pertain to minimizing minutes in competition.— Mirjam SwansonEditor’s note: Thanks for reading the Purple & Bold Lakers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.More readingGlass half full – Avery Bradley is questionable, but he’s looking at it “a little more on the positive side.”Talk is cheap – So Dwight Howard’s walk is saying everything.Get to know Quinn Cook – He’s a role player with championship perspective.How ‘bout them Lakers!?! – Understudies steal the show in a thrilling fourth-quarter rally in Chicago.“I mean, I am a free agent next year” – WYD A.D.?The kids from Akron – The LeBron James Family Foundation announced the I Promise Village, a transitional housing program in his beloved hometown.D-FENCE! – “We don’t get out of the way. We get in the way.” That splat you heard? – Mark Heisler writes about the fall of the recently mighty Warriors.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Womens volleyball team treks to state up north

It’s going to be a long weekend in Michigan for Ohio State’s women’s volleyball team.  This weekend was the toughest last year, and coach Geoff Carlston anticipates many of the same challenges.  After falling short to Penn State last week at home, the Buckeyes face two top-ranked Big Ten teams this weekend.  No. 14 Michigan State’s 14-4 record matches that of the Buckeyes. However, the Spartans fell  to the unranked Iowa Hawkeyes, 3-0, while the Buckeyes swept Iowa, 3-0. The Spartans’ inability to compete with Iowa exposed a weakness the Buckeyes will attempt to take advantage of.  “Our focus is still on our side of the net because that we control,” Carlston said.The Buckeyes take more risks offensively and maintain a strong middle. Once established, this opens the offense to more aggressive play. Quick decisions and few mistakes give the Buckeyes an edge over the Spartans.With a quick turn-around, the Buckeyes face No. 5 Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday night. The Wolverines are also working on a quick turnaround, as they will face No. 1 Penn State Friday night.Carlston knows the quick turn-around is tough on the players, especially on the road. Their top priority is to re-group and get as much rest as possible. Without a practice between the two matches, the team will have to mentally address weaknesses and keep defensive strategies strong, Carlston said. Despite the NCAA rankings, the Buckeyes and the Wolverines may be more evenly matched than it appears. Michigan is 16-3, while the Buckeyes are 14-4. Both teams fell to Big Ten powerhouses Illinois and Wisconsin. Both teams also have a mix of young players, which they work to incorporate into the core of game play.“Our athleticism is putting us in the mix with the top teams in the conference,” Carlston said.  OSU takes on Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich., Friday at 6:30 p.m. The Bucks travel to Ann Arbor Saturday to face Michigan at 7 p.m. read more

Clippers outslug Indians salvage seasonopening split

The Columbus Clippers finished off their season-opening series against the Indianapolis Indians with another impressive offensive performance, winning 9-4.Brian Buscher led the offensive output with three hits, an intentional walk, an RBI and one run scored.Yohan Pino earned a win in his first start of the season. Pino allowed six hits through five innings with five strikeouts and one walk.“I feel good about our starting pitching,” Clippers manager Mike Sarbaugh said. “Some of the conditions the first few games had some things to do with the offensive numbers that were put up, but I think the last two nights, the ballpark played the way it’s going to play for the rest of the year. We used the bullpen more than we would’ve liked to, but we made it through so far, and we’ll come back tomorrow and get after it again.”Carlos Santana homered in the first inning to put the Clippers up 1-0. Santana’s home run was his fourth in the first four games of the season. The Indians came back with two runs in the fourth inning. Steven Pearce hit a triple to start the rally. Neil Walker and Luke Carlin both had RBI singles to give the Indians a 2-1 lead.The Clippers responded in the bottom of the fifth inning with two runs to regain the lead. Buscher started the inning with a double, and scored on a single by Damaso Espino. After Jose Constanza hit a double to send the runners to second and third base, Trevor Crowe hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score Espino.Frank Herrmann entered in relief for the Clippers in the sixth inning. Herrmann pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk. He displayed a very strong arm, at one point reaching 98 mph on the radar. “Herrmann came in with a 3-2 lead, any time you can come in and put up zeros it really gets us back into the dugout ready to add on to the lead, which we did in the seventh inning,” Sarbaugh said.The Clippers blew the game wide open in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring six more runs as they batted around the order. The Indians went through three pitchers in the seventh inning, allowing six hits, a walk and an error in relief pitcher Steven Jackson.Carlton Smith pitched the eighth inning for the Clippers, allowing one hit but holding the Indians to no runs.Jess Todd pitched the ninth inning, giving up three hits and two runs, one unearned.The Clippers scored 41 runs in the four games. They entered Sunday’s game leading the International League in batting average, runs, hits, RBIs, slugging percentage and on-base percentage.“I think we have a good offensive club, and at the same time, field conditions helped us out the first couple nights,” left fielder Trevor Crowe said. “We’ve been getting good pitches to hit and hitting them well.”The Clippers showed some explosiveness with a 17-4 win over Indianapolis on Thursday night. Carlos Santana showed why he is considered a top prospect with four hits, including two home runs and four RBIs.On Friday, the Clippers and Indians broke the record of most home runs in one game at Huntington Park. The teams combined for nine home runs, nearly doubling the previous record of five. The Clippers lost the game 14-12.On Saturday, the Clippers fell to the Indians 4-3. A 3-3 tie was broken in the top of the eighth inning when Brandon Moss hit a solo home run to take the lead. The Indians held off the Clippers for the final two innings and earned the win.The Clippers continue their homestand Monday against the Louisville Bats. Louisville is off to a 3-1 start after defeating the Toledo Mud Hens on Sunday. read more

Freshmen shine on the mats for Ohio State wrestling

Freshman Kyle Snyder (second from left), redshirt-freshman Bo Jordan (middle) and redshirt-freshman Nathan Tomasello were named co-captains for the Buckeyes dispite being in their first years of collegiate competition.Credit: Patrick Kalista / Lantern reporterDespite seeing an early exit at the National Duals in Iowa City over the weekend, the Ohio State wrestling team might have discovered the future of its program.Freshman Kyle Snyder and redshirt-freshmen Bo Jordan and Nathan Tomasello are ranked No. 3, No. 5 and No. 7, respectively, in their weight classes, and have been a staple in the team’s success. All three were named co-captains along with redshirt-senior Logan Stieber, even though they are wrestling in their first competitive year at OSU.Tomasello said he is grateful for the opportunity to help lead the team toward its goals.“Getting voted as captains was very humbling, I feel we have done a good job of being supportive, helping the team improve each week and have come together to make a run at a title at the end of the year,” the redshirt-freshman said. “We’ve learned a lot and the coaches have gotten us prepared and it’s been a great experience so far.”Jordan (16-0), a redshirt-freshman, has been called upon to not only win his 165-pound matches, but to do so by getting bonus points to increase the team’s chances of winning. Jordan said he doesn’t focus on the extra points as much as the coaches do, but added he wants to do whatever he can to help the team win.“I’m not really thinking about getting the extra points, but if I go out and wrestle to the best of my ability and stay where I’m good at, I know I can throw up a lot of points and I’ll see what happens from there,” Jordan said.Throughout the season, Jordan has been known to hit a point in his matches where a whole new level of intensity is shown. He said he can feel when it’s time for that to turn on.“There’s a point in every match where my lungs feel like they are on fire, and when I start to feel tired and things are starting to get tough. I know my opponent is feeling the same thing, so I know it’s time to click and throw it into the next gear,” Jordan said.Jordan also credited Tomasello (24-4) when it comes to being motivated to go out and give it his all.“(He’s) the guy who starts the fire in everyone at the beginning of each match,” Jordan said.“I don’t think there is anyone else in the nation that I would rather have starting off our matches at 125 pounds besides Nathan Tomasello,” Jordan said. “He gets after it for seven minutes and he gets the team fired up.”As for starting out first each night, the 125 pounder said he wouldn’t want it any other way.“I want to be first on the mat every time,” Tomasello said. “I want to bring the intensity and go at it for the full seven minutes and then I get the rest of the dual to cheer on my teammates.”Snyder (24-2), a favorite to win the Big Ten Championship in two weeks, credited his co-captains and teammates for keeping him focused.“It helps when everyone is doing their part, and when you have Nate and Bo who are both freaks in the sport of wrestling, it helps in preparing for big matches,” Snyder said. “Nate always gets the ball rolling when he starts the match, and it gets our heads in the right direction, and when Bo goes out and gets bonus points, it motivates me to do the same.”Snyder said preparation has taken its course and now it’s about proving who’s the best in the sport.“This is the time in the season where you have to just go out and win matches,” he said. “It’s fun just competing and practicing to get better, but now it’s all about getting your hand raised.”OSU had everything going for it, including victories in nine straight dual meets. All of that came to an end when the No. 3 Buckeyes were upset by the No. 11 Lehigh Mountain Hawks, 21-18, on Saturday.The Buckeyes managed just four victories over the Mountain Hawks.The trio of freshmen continued to put up big numbers in their individual matches and their efforts haven’t gone unnoticed, coach Tom Ryan said.“We have four bright spots right now, and three of them are freshmen,” Ryan said. “Other guys are going to have to figure out who and what they want to be in this sport in the next two weeks.”The Buckeyes are set to host the Big Ten Championships March 7-8 at St. John Arena, and as long as they follow Stieber’s and the coaches’ lead, they should be successful, Jordan said.“Logan’s leading the way so we just have to follow him and listen to the coaches and go out and wrestle our best,” Jordan said. “We have what it takes to win it all and it’s time to go out and prove it.” read more

Kepa Arrizabalaga I want to become a Chelsea legend

first_imgNew Chelsea signing Kepa Arrizabalaga intends to establish himself as a legend by winning lots of titlesThe Spain international completed a world record transfer for a goalkeeper after joining from Athletic Bilbao in a €80m deal on Wednesday.While only 23 years old, Kepa has made a name for himself in Spain for his performances at the San Mames over the years and had been strongly linked with a switch to Real Madrid in January before opting to remain at Bilbao.Kepa consulted his fellow Spaniard’s Cesar Azpilicueta, Alvaro Morata and Pedro over joining Chelsea and revealed the positive comments he received about the club.“I had excellent references from them about the club, knowing them and being able to talk to them has been a great support for me over the last few days,” he told Chelsea’s official app, The 5th Stand, via Sports Mole.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“And then of course there are many great players here, like N’Golo Kante, [Eden] Hazard, [Olivier] Giroud. It’s a squad full of fantastic players. We have a very exciting season ahead of us, so let’s go for it.”While he has just arrived at West London, Kepa is already aiming big.“All clubs need to fight to win titles and what all players want is to win. So what I would like is to win more titles for the club,” he said.“This is what I aspire to do. I would like to be remembered at this club when I leave years down the line as a goalkeeper that has helped the club win a lot of titles and gone down in history in that way.”Kepa’s move to Chelsea on Wednesday paved the way for Thibaut Courtois to complete his long-awaited transfer to Real Madrid.last_img read more

Laporte expects a fierce battle from Chelsea

first_imgBookmakers will be getting it all wrong if they feel Manchester City’s game against Chelsea will be a walk in the park, says Aymeric Laporte.The Spanish defender who penned down a new contract with the Citizens has warned his side not to be complacent in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.Both sides have cancelled each other out in the league front but Guardiola’s men are overwhelming favourites having humbled the London side 6-0 less than a fortnight ago.Still a lot to live for, still a lot to enjoy. Thank you @mancity for keeping your trust in me. It is an honour to be part of this family.The best is yet to come! 💙 #AL14 #Laporte2025 pic.twitter.com/qITxDfF2c8— Aymeric Laporte (@Laporte) February 22, 2019The result compounded Maurizio Sarri’s woes and plunged the future of the Italian manager into serious doubt as the run of disappointing results continued.However, Laporte is of the view that there would not be a repeat of the Etihad Stadium result in Wembley.WolverhamptonMatch Preview: Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Wolverhampton will host Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in one of the most interesting Premier League games this weekend.“I think that people are mistaken,” Laporte, revealed in a quote cited on Goal.“Their results recently haven’t been good but they have a great squad, great players and they have shown that they know how to play good football.“They have a great team and we have to concentrate on ourselves, do our things well and hopefully we will.“All the matches that we have got from now until the end of the season are finals. We will try to win them all and try to achieve our objectives.Chelsea can’t lose 6-0 to Man City twice… right?https://t.co/92Mq2S6gCs— Goal News (@GoalNews) February 22, 2019“We are expecting a very difficult match, very physical and we have to play at our best level if we are to win.”last_img read more

Local Drug Take Back Day Is Almost Here

first_imgThe drug take-back day is being hosted by the Soldotna Police Department, Change 4 the Kenai and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), to prevent pill abuse and theft. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. Representatives from Change 4 the Kenai emphasize that the service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. The Soldotna Professional Pharmacy will be open from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m., for the event. Change 4 the Kenai will be giving away $5 coffee cards to each person who disposes their unused or expired medication until they run out. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享On Saturday, April 29, Kenai Peninsula residents will be able to dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs from 10am to 2pm at Soldotna Professional Pharmacy. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 29 Take Back Day event, visit Change 4 The Kenai.last_img read more

Alaska Legislature Urges Feds To Rethink Marijuana Stance

first_imgThe resolution also asks the federal government to respect the state’s authority to regulate the use, production and distribution of marijuana in Alaska. The House voted 37-0 Monday to accept changes made by the Senate. The Senate passed the resolution unanimously earlier in April. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature has passed a resolution urging the federal government to reconsider its listing of marijuana as a controlled substance.center_img Alaska voters in 2014 approved legalizing recreational use of marijuana by those 21 and older. Marijuana remains illegal at the federal level.last_img read more