Congressional bill calls for RBC rule review

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Michael MuckianA new Congressional bill introduced Monday takes the NCUA to task for the standards it has established for subjecting credit unions to its revised risk-based capital requirements. If passed, the bill would delay the finalizing and implementation of RBC2 and force the agency to provide more information on whether risk-based standards are even necessary.The bill, named “The Credit Union Risk Based Capital Study Act of 2015” was introduced by Reps. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.), Bill Posey (R-Fla.) and Denny Heck (D-Wash.) Its language would direct the NCUA to conduct a public study of the appropriate capital requirements for credit unions, as well as other stipulations regarding their actions in the matter.Specifically, the bill would require the NCUA to review capital requirements for both federal and state-chartered credit unions. One of the bill’s emphases focused on whether the NCUA has the clear legal authority to prescribe separate risk based capital thresholds for institutions deemed either adequately capitalized or well capitalized. continue reading »last_img

Gov. Wolf Amends Emergency Declaration to Add Erie, Delaware and Montgomery Counties for Assistance During Protests

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Proclamations,  Public Safety Governor Tom Wolf this afternoon amended his May 30 disaster emergency declaration to add Erie, Delaware and Montgomery counties to provide all necessary assistance to these counties as they respond to the escalation of protests. These counties join Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Dauphin counties, which were in the original declaration.“People have every right to speak out and demonstrate, but it’s unacceptable to take advantage of protests to incite violence, harm others and destroy property,” Gov. Wolf said. “I amended this declaration to add more counties affected by the violence that erupted after peaceful protests in Erie, Delaware and Montgomery counties over the weekend.”The declaration authorizes the commonwealth and its agencies to assist municipalities in their response to de-escalate violence and ensure public safety.On Saturday, Gov. Wolf announced the expanded activation of the Commonwealth Response Coordination Center at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA). That activation, combined with this declaration, authorizes PEMA to direct emergency operations in these six counties, allocating all resources and personnel as deemed necessary to cope with the situation.In addition, the original declaration allocates $2 million in unused appropriated funds to PEMA for Emergency Management Assistance Compact expenses related to this emergency, to be increased or decreased as conditions require, and transfer up to $4 million in unused appropriated funds, to be increased or decreased as conditions require, to the PEMA for expenses authorized and incurred related to this emergency. Any unused funds will be returned to the General Fund.The declaration authorizes the Adjutant General of the PA National Guard and the Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner to activate personnel and use resources as necessary to alleviate the danger to public health and safety caused by this emergency.Read the amended declaration here.Ver esta página en español. Gov. Wolf Amends Emergency Declaration to Add Erie, Delaware and Montgomery Counties for Assistance During Protestscenter_img June 01, 2020last_img

Nelson’s Reece Hunt, Team BC capture bronze medal at Women’s U18 Championship

first_imgReece Hunt and Team BC won a bronze medal at the National Women’s U18 Championship Sunday in Regina.The Nelson Minor Hockey product and Team BC teammates defeated Ontario Blue 5-3 in the medal match.Ontario Red defeated Team Quebec 4-1 in the Gold Medal Final.Winning the bronze medal ties BC’s best ever finish at the National Women’s U18 Championship. BC previously won bronze at the 2005 edition of the tournament in Salmon Arm, BC.Alex Allan (Abbotsford) led Team BC with a pair of goals with singles going to Allison Borrow (Penticton), Shay-Lee McConnell (Port Alberni) and Amy Potomak (Aldergrove) shorthanded. Team BC led 2-1 after one period and 3-2 following 40 minutes of play.Hunt, the lone player from the Kootenays to make the team, earned player of the game honours in Team BCs 9-1 loss in semifinal action to Ontario Red.Hunt scored the lone goal for Team BC in the contest.Team BC opened the tournament with a 3-2 win over Team Manitoba. After dropping a tough 4-3 decision to Team Quebec, Team BC advanced to the playoff round with a 3-1 victory over Team Alberta.Hunt is the second Nelson Minor Hockey grad in handful of years to play for Team BC at the Women’s Under-18 Championship. Defenceman Aimee DiBella represented BC at the 2011 National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Saguenay, Que.Hunt, the younger sister of Nelson Leafs forward Sawyer Hunt and American Hockey League Springfield Thunderbirds player Dryden Hunt, now returns to club team Kootenay Wild of the BC Female AAA Midget Hockey League.In eight games with the Wild Hunt has scored one goal while registering six assists for seven points.Kootenay Wild are currently tied for third in BCFMHL standings with eight points.Kootenay returns to action Friday in Coquitlam with a weekend set against league-leading Greater Vancouver Comets.last_img


first_imgCALIFORNIA CHROME AT THE READY FOR AWESOME AGAIN            Santa Anita Park, rich in racing lore for nearly eight decades, enhances its storied reputation come Saturday, Oct. 1, when reigning Thoroughbred king California Chrome seeks his sixth straight victory, this in the Awesome Again Stakes, one of five Grade I Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Races in a stellar lineup that stacks up as an equine version of the ’27 Yankees.Sharing the marquee with Chrome and the Awesome Again will be the Zenyatta Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, expected to lure three-time champion Beholder and Stellar Wind, the champion three-year-old filly of 2015 who upset three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder in the Grade I Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar July 30.Trainer Art Sherman said 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome would have his final major breeze for the Awesome Again Saturday at his Los Alamitos headquarters, then ship Sunday to Santa Anita for final preparations.Larry Benavidez, assistant to trainer John Sadler, said Stellar Wind is scheduled to have her final major work for the Zenyatta Saturday morning.Supplementing the headline events will be the FrontRunner Stakes for two-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles; the Chandelier Stakes for two-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles; and the Rodeo Drive Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at 1 ¼ miles on Santa Anita’s renovated turf course.Victory gives the winning horse in each race a fees paid berth to its respective Breeders’ Cup event that will be held at Santa Anita for an unprecedented ninth time come Nov. 4 and 5.On Saturday, Oct. 8, the Grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship for three year olds and up at six furlongs will serve as a springboard to the $1.5 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 5.Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet starts Friday, Sept. 30 and concludes on Sunday, Nov. 6. Friday’s opening day feature is the $100,000, Grade III Eddie D. Stakes, named for one of the game’s most popular riders, Hall of Fame member Eddie Delahoussaye who will be on hand to present a trophy to the winning connections.First post time Friday will be 1 p.m. First post Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, will be 12:30 p.m. TEAM O’NEILL ‘PUMPED’ TO SEE NYQUIST AT PARXKentucky Derby winner Nyquist and Fair Grounds Oaks winner Land Over Sea leave Wednesday for Philadelphia, where they will run in the Pennsylvania Derby and the Cotillion Stakes, offering $1.25 million and $1 million in purse money, respectively.“It will be so exciting to see Nyquist back in action,” said Doug O’Neill, who conditions the champion two-year-old colt of 2015 for Paul and Zillah Reddam. “He looks good, he’s had a little growth spurt and put on weight to match his frame. We’re very pumped.”In what now is an open battle for the divisional title, Nyquist will tackle Santa Anita Derby and Preakness winner Exaggerator, among others, in the 1 1/8-mile Pennsylvania Derby, which drew 12 entrants in the following post positions: Awesome Slew, Exaggerator, Summer Revolution, Connect Post, Cupid, Wild About Deb, Gun Runner, My Man Sam, Nyquist, Sunny Ridge, Discreet Lover and Hit It Once More.Nyquist lost his last two starts, the Haskell and the Travers, while Exaggerator was 11th last out in the Travers. Nyquist has beaten Exaggerator in four of their six meetings.FINISH LINES: Undefeated champion Songbird, who could face Beholder and Stellar Wind in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita on Nov. 4 if all the cards fall into place, left at 5:30 Monday morning for the East Coast where the magical Rick Porter-owned filly trained by Jerry Hollendorfer seeks her 11th victory in the Grade I Cotillion at Parx on Saturday. She arrived in Allentown, Pa., and an hour and four minutes later at Parx, some 12 hours after she left California. Through Sept. 16, Hall of Fame member Hollendorfer had 7,150 career victories. Five fillies were entered against Songbird in the Cotillion which will be decided at 1 1/16 miles. The field in post position order: Carina Mia, Cathryn Sophia, Disco Rose, Land Over Sea, Songbird and Queena Esther. “It’s a very good post,” said Hollendorfer assistant Dan Ward. “Mike (Smith) will have a chance to pick and choose what he wants to do and it’s the best part of the track, too.” . . . Santa Anita Handicap winner Melatonin, who earned a fees paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Classic by virtue of his victory in the “Win and You’re In” Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 25, will skip the Awesome Again and train up to the Classic. “We missed a lot of time with him at Del Mar and backed off,” said Brent Fabrizzi, nephew of and assistant to trainer David Hofmans. “We’re just behind right now.” Melatonin is scheduled to work five furlongs Wednesday morning . . . Surging Norberto Arroyo rides Zapperkat for trainer Richard Baltas in the “Win and You’re In” Chandelier Stakes read more

Historic army parade to pass through Letterkenny this Friday

first_imgOver 400 men and women of the Irish Defence Forces will parade through Letterkenny this Friday morning ahead of their deployment to Lebanon.The event is expected to be an impressive spectacle as the troops march from St Eunan’s College to the High Road, down Main Street and over the Pearse Road to Letterkenny Community Centre.The 114th Infantry Battalion will first face a review at 11am by Defence Minister Paul Kehoe TD and Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces Vice Admiral Mark Mellett DSM. The review takes place ahead of the unit’s six month deployment to South Lebanon as part of United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). Four hundred and fifty troops will rotate to South Lebanon in what is Ireland’s largest overseas deployment to a single mission area.The personnel travelling with the 114th Infantry Battalion represent 29 counties across Ireland with the main contributing unit being the 72 personnel from the 28th Infantry Battalion based in Finner Camp.Once deployed, the 114th Infantry Battalion will assume command of the IRISHBATT Area of Operations, taking over from 113th Infantry Battalion who deployed to the mission area last November.IRISHBATT will be comprised of 450 Irish army, naval and air corps personnel.  The unit will also include ten soldiers from the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM). The unit will form up at 11am in St Eunans College, Letterkenny. This will be followed by a parading of the Unit Colours, the Minister’s address and a ceremonial ‘March Past’.The Unit will then parade through the town via the route below. The parade will be dismissed at Letterkenny Community Centre.Image via Donegal County Museum Historic army parade to pass through Letterkenny this Friday was last modified: May 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Defence forcesDefence Minister Paul Kehoe TDparadereviewlast_img

Worms Didn’t Evolve for 520 Million Years

first_imgJ.Y. Chen and team in China have found another Cambrian fossil that exhibits zero evolution for nearly the entire history of life.  The abstract from the Royal Society Proceedings: Biological Sciences1 reports the discovery of three kinds of sipunculan worm near the base of the Cambrian, which all “have striking similarities to modern sipunculans.”  These animals, also called peanut worms, have a “sausage-shaped body with a slender retractable introvert and a wider trunk,” and possess complex and distinctive “features, both external (e.g. perioral crown of tentacles, and hooks, papillae and wrinkle rings on the body surface) and internal (U-shaped gut, and the anus opening near the introvert-trunk junction).”  (See for photo and diagram).  The discoverers conclude, “This study suggests that most typical features of extant sipunculans have undergone only limited changes since the Early Cambrian, thus indicating a possible evolutionary stasis over the past 520 Myr [millions of years].”1Di-Ying Huang, Jun-Yuan Chen, Jean Vannier and J.I. Saiz Salinas, “Early Cambrian sipunculan worms from southwest China,” Royal Society Proceedings: Biological Sciences, Volume 271, Number 1549 – August 22, 2004, 1671 – 1676; ISSN: 0962-8452 (Paper) 1471-2954 (Online); DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2004.2774.There’s a pattern here, but you have to take off the Darwin glasses to see it.  Darwin glasses cause an optical distortion of vertical parallel lines, making their bottoms appear to converge and connect.  Hard-core Darwinists cannot see without their glasses on.  When pressed to explain how parallel lines could meet, they invoke non-Euclidean biology across parallel universes (see 07/27/2004 headline).  With their glasses on, it’s obvious anyway and in no need of explanation.See also 07/29/2004 headline on the Cambrian explosion.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img

Protect yourself: The important facts about identity theft

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We generally dedicate our monthly article to covering financial topics that could, or already do effect business for farmers and agribusiness professionals. From tax issues to succession planning — we’ve covered everything you might expect from an accounting firm. But now, with tax season upon us, we want to shine a light on something more personal-tax identity theft. Read on for sound advice and vital tips on how to protect yourself from becoming a target, and what to do in the event that your identity is compromised.Cases of tax identity theft continue to rise. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) estimates as many as nine million Americans have their identities stolen each year. Now, more than ever, the IRS is focused on preventing, detecting and resolving tax identity theft cases, but the threat is still very real for taxpayers.How will I know if I am a victim?According to the Internal Revenue Service’s online guide to identity theft, the following raise red flags and most likely signal your identity has been tampered with:Multiple tax returns being filed on your behalf.IRS records show you received wages from an unknown employer.It is confirmed, my identity has been compromised… where do I turn?Turn to your accountant. If you don’t have one, reach out to a firm to immediately begin to assist you. An accounting firm will work with the IRS and other necessary parties right along with you.The first step will be to respond directly to the IRS by calling the number on the notice they have provided to you. This notice will arrive via U.S Mail. The IRS will not initiate communication with you through any other outlet, including telephone, email, texting or social media. Anyone reaching out to you through these channels is not credible and is most likely conducting a scam.Responding to the notice you received from the IRS in the mail will begin the rectification process. Early on, you should expect to be asked to complete an IRS Identity Theft Affidavit (Form 14039).The steps to protecting your identity from being compromised further don’t stop with the IRS. You will also want to immediately do the following:File a report with the local law enforcement.Report your theft to the FTC ( all three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) and ask to speak with their fraud department.Close all accounts that could be targeted and check to see if any fraudulent accounts have been opened in your name.Check with the Social Security Administration to insure that your earnings statement hasn’t been tampered with.Continue to file your tax returns, even if you must do so by paper. Work with Holbrook & Manter on this filing to insure that all elements are in order.Could this have been prevented?Cases of tax identity theft are complex and can take several months to resolve. Taking steps to prevent this from happening is your best defense so you aren’t left waiting for refund dollars. Here are some tips on how to protect yourself:Don’t carry your social security card or documents where it appears. Only give this information out when absolutely necessary.Check your credit report periodically. At least check it annually.Secure all personal financial information and keep these documents in a safe place, perhaps even locked up in a safe.Electronically, use firewalls and anti-spam virus software on all computers you use for financial matters such as paying bills.  Also, change Internet security passwords frequently to better safeguard information.Don’t give personal information over the phone, through the mail or online unless you have either initiated the contact or are sure the party asking is trustworthy.More information about taxpayer identity theft can be found on the IRS website www.irs.govFind an accounting firm that understands how unnerving a situation like this can be that is committed to protecting you and your assets. Should you have any questions or you run into problems regarding protecting your identity, please reach out to us. We would be happy to help. Brian E. Ravencraft, CPA, CGMA is a Principal with Holbrook & Manter, CPAs. Brian has been with Holbrook & Manter since 1995, primarily focusing on the areas of Tax Consulting and Management Advisory Services within several firm service areas, focusing on agri-business and closely held businesses and their owners. Holbrook & Manter is a professional services firm founded in 1919 and we are unique in that we offer the resources of a large firm without compromising the focused and responsive personal attention that each client deserves. You can reach Brian through the firm website.last_img

India may host 2026 FIFA World Cup: Blatter

first_imgFIFA president Sepp Blatter has hinted that India could host the 2026 Football World Cup.FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter gestures during a press conference in Abu Dhabi. APFIFA may have shocked the world by choosing Qatar as a World Cup venue in 2022, but Blatter believes it could be time for a more obvious new market to host the World Cup, which is India.The FIFA chief was quoted by The Telegraph as saying that India has 1.2 billion people, and it’s not just a market for football but for the economy too. He further said that India is a real power. It remains to be seen whether Blatter will still be in charge of FIFA when the rights to host the 2026 World Cup will be awarded.Additionally, it seems unlikely that the World Cup will be held in Asia twice in a row. India has struggled to make an impact at the international level, demonstrated by their 4-0 loss to Australia in the Asian Cup on Monday.Currently India is only 142nd in the FIFA rankings. India qualified for the 1950 World Cup, but eventually withdrew after the draw and didn’t take part in the tournament. India has not qualified for a World Cup ever since.last_img

10 months agoNew Inter Milan chief Marotta adds Mourinho to shortlist

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say New Inter Milan chief Marotta adds Mourinho to shortlistby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan are eyeing Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho for a second spell.The Sunday Express says Inter are considering parting company Luciano Spalletti next summer after they crashed out of the Champions League and trail leaders Juventus by 14 points in Serie A.Mourinho is one of the names Inter chief Giuseppe Marotta is considering along with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte should they not extend Spalletti’s contract which runs out at the end of the season.Mourinho arrived at United in 2016 to replace Louis van Gaal and he won the Europa League and League Cup in his first season.But this season has seen up upset with the United board over their failure to sign a central defender before the summer transfer window closed. last_img