NAFCU here to serve CUs

first_img continue reading » Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, credit unions have demonstrated why more than 120 million Americans have chosen them to meet their financial goals. NAFCU is proud to serve the credit union industry as the only trade group focused on representing its interests at the federal level.“We witness daily credit unions’ commitment to the financial wellbeing of their members and communities, that includes those who are underserved or in designated minority communities,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “Our industry was founded on the premise of supporting our neighbors, coworkers, friends and family through difficult financial times and credit unions have not strayed from that mission, especially as we face national economic crises or a global pandemic.“NAFCU will continue to do what we’ve always done – advocate for the best interests of the credit union industry and ensure that Americans most in need of financial services have access to the best financial services available. Racism and injustice of any kind have no place in this nation or in financial services, and we will continue to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts across the industry.”The association is working closely with the NCUA and Congress on this issue. For instance, NAFCU is currently requesting additional support for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), minority depository institutions (MDIs), and the NCUA’s Community Development Revolving Loan Fund (CDRLF) to ensure Americans and small businesses suffering most from the coronavirus pandemic are not left behind, and has defended the NCUA from banker attacks against its efforts to ensure military members have access to credit unions’ financial services. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Five-bedder for cost of Sydney unit

first_img21 Kennedy Street, Brighton. Picture: Realestate.com.auTypical of the Brighton area, the home has large spaces for entertaining and lounging including a balcony overlooking the pool and tropical garden and a large timber deck.The house was built six years ago and has a gourmet kitchen, guest bedroom, home office, private media room and spacious laundry with large storage capacity.The property has solar power, solar hot water and a plumbed water tank and also has a dual driveway plus drive through access to the rear garden. 21 Kennedy Street, Brighton. Picture: Realestate.com.au 21 Kennedy Street, Brighton. 21 Kennedy Street.The three-bathroom, double garage home at 21 Kennedy Street, Brighton, sold for $1.18 million last week, according to Realestate.com.au data.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019For that type of money, a buyer in Sydney would be in range of a one-bedroom unit at 1405/5 York Street, Sydney (price guide $1.1-$1.2m) or a two-bedroom unit at 4/47 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills (price guide $2m). 21 Kennedy Street, Brighton. Picture: Realestate.com.auA NEW South Wales family plans to move to Brisbane after scoring a five bedder in a beachside suburb for less than a one bed Sydney apartment.The six-year-old home which has nine-foot high ceilings is in beachside Brighton, a suburb that has seen a surge in demand from young families. 4/47 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills. Picture: Realestate.com.auReal estate agent Marc Gregory of Purple Bricks said the home was put up for sale by tender and had three written offers.“It was only purchased $995,000 18 months prior, and so it ($1.18m) was a bit more than we expected,” he said.Mr Gregory said the sellers had tidied up the yard but did not have to do too much more to the property.“The area is popular with young families and the local school is very much in demand. Interstate activity is good, it’s quite strong at the moment. We’re really busy. I had record listings last month.” 21 Kennedy Street, Brighton. Picture: Realestate.com.au 1405/5 York Street, Sydney NSW. Picture: Realestate.com.au 21 Kennedy Street, Brighton. Picture: Realestate.com.aulast_img read more

Johan Styren departs as CEO of LeoVegas Malta

first_img Related Articles TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share Share Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Updating the market, LeoVegas Group AB has informed that Johan Styren has officially stepped down from his leadership position as CEO of LeoVegas Gaming Ltd (Malta subsidiary).A founding team executive, Styren has led LeoVegas Malta operations since 2012, joining the mobile first operator from Unibet Plc.LeoVegas governance informs that Styren will continue as a director of the company until 30 June, helping the operator during its transitional period. At present, LeoVegas will handle Styren leadership responsibilities within the framework of the existing organisation.Gustaf Hagman, Group CEO and LeoVegas co-founder personally thanked Styren for his contribution to company growth and strategy.“Johan has been very valuable to LeoVegas, primarily by being part of building our business in Malta. Johan has been part of creating what LeoVegas is today and I want to thank him for his amazing effort during his 5 years at LeoVegas. I wish him all the best in the future,” said Hagman.Leaving LeoVegas’ executive team, Styren commented on the firm: “When I started at LeoVegas 2012 we had just launched and had no customers. Today we are market leaders.”“Since then, we have managed to build the world’s best mobile casino, added sports games and live casino, listed on Nasdaq First North and made LeoVegas one of the best gaming companies in the world. After more than five fantastic years, I feel it’s time to move on to new challenges.”last_img read more

Albert Pujols’ long-awaited return to St. Louis will be worth the wait

first_imgThe ovation for Albert Pujols on Friday night will be loud, and it will be lengthy. Make no mistake about that. The future Hall of Famer became a baseball legend in his 11 seasons with the Cardinals. And even though this is his eighth year with the Angels, it will be a bit surreal to see him take the Busch Stadium field wearing a uniform that doesn’t have two crested red birds sitting on a bat, even if the new threads still include a shade of red. MORE: Home run pushes Pujols past Babe Ruth among all-time RBI leadersIt’s true Pujols didn’t leave St. Louis on the best of terms. He spurned an offer from the Cardinals that was reportedly worth north of $200 million to take Los Angeles of Anaheim’s 10-year, $240 million offer after the 2011 season — a little more than a month after Pujols helped lead the Cardinals to their second World Series title during his tenure. Things were said. Feelings were hurt.That was a long time ago, though: water under the bridge. Even with his baseball address in California, Pujols has remained active in St. Louis with his various, generous charity activities. And when he’s announced over the Busch Stadium public address system, the fans in the ballpark — and those watching on TVs/iPads/smartphones across the St. Louis region — will stand and cheer for what happened in those 11 seasons, not the agreement signed on Dec. 8, 2011. And what he did during those 11 seasons was nothing short of amazing. Historic. Epic, even.In five years at Busch Stadium II — from 2001-05 — Pujols hit .334 with a 1.045 OPS in front of Cardinals fans. In six years at Busch Stadium III — 2006-11 — Pujols hit .333 with a 1.048 OPS. In 74 playoff games for the Cardinals, Pujols hit .330 with a 1.046 OPS, 18 homers and 52 RBIs. One of those home runs (and three of the RBIs) came on a crushed two-out home run against Brad Lidge in the 2005 NLCS that will live forever in franchise lore.Speaking of lore, the legend of Pujols often includes an anecdote that he got his shot in the majors because of a 2001 spring injury to Bobby Bonilla, a hamstring misfortune that launched a Hall of Fame career. It’s a fun story to tell, if not entirely true.Tony La Russa, the Cardinals’ manager in that era, gave Sporting News the real story during a conversation last year.“Albert’s spring was so impressive that he was going to make the team anyway,” La Russa said. “You just couldn’t keep him off of it. The only criteria that Walt Jocketty (the general manager at the time) said at that point was, ‘Look, we all know he’s got a great future. You can take him on the club if there’s enough at-bats for him to get work. But if he’s going to be a bench player, he’s going to be better off developing in Triple-A.’”I thought there would be a way, because he was so versatile and played so many positions, so the way we left it was that we’d start the season like that and at some point, after a couple weeks, Walt could say, ‘Look, he’s not getting enough work. We’ve got to send him out.’ But he wanted to give us a chance to keep him busy. And Bobby’s injury helped a little bit, but Bobby was going to be a pinch hitter deluxe, just give him enough work to keep his pinch-hitting skills sharp, maybe start him a game a week or something. The truth is, Albert did make the team with that qualification.”There. All cleared up.MORE: Attempts to low-ball fan who caught Pujols homer are embarrassingPujols hit .370 with eight homers, 27 RBIs and a 1.171 OPS in his first month in the majors — starting games at third base and first base, and in left field and right field — and never really slowed down. He finished that first season with 37 homers, 130 RBIs, a .329 average, a 1.013 OPS and 6.6 bWAR. He was the easy NL Rookie of the Year winner — even though Roy Oswalt and Jimmy Rollins were outstanding, too — and finished fourth in the NL MVP voting. To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, a player has to have at least 10 years in the big leagues. By the end of his 10th year, Pujols was a lock for Cooperstown, even if he had retired immediately. Let’s look at a couple historical numbers up, shall we? Pujols had seven seasons with at least 37 home runs and a batting average of .327 or better. Only one player in MLB history can match that: Babe Ruth, who had 10 such seasons. The only other Hall of Famers close to Pujols include Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx (six each), Barry Bonds (five) and Ted Williams (four, though missing five years of his prime for military service kept him from ranking higher on this list).Pujols had seven consecutive seasons with a bWAR of 8.4 or higher. Willie Mays is the only other player in MLB history with that many seasons in a row.In his 11 years with the Cardinals, Pujols hit .328 with a 1.037 OPS and 445 home runs in 1,705 games. He averaged 40 homers, 41 doubles, 121 RBIs and 117 runs scored each season he wore a St. Louis uniform. He won three NL MVP awards — and had seven other top-five finishes, including second four times — and helped lead his team to two World Series titles.When I spoke with La Russa, I asked him where Pujols ranks in MLB history.“One of the things I learned, and I’m religious about it, I learned never to disrespect other hitters, other pitchers, other generations,” La Russa said diplomatically. “The impossibility of seriously ranking who is first, second, third, it’s impossible and disrespectful. To me, you put Albert in the conversation with the greatest baseball players — and I mean overall, because of what he was as a defensive player, a baserunner and a teammate, cheerleading and as a leader — I put him in the conversation about the greatest ballplayers of all time, without having to say, ‘He’s better than this guy or not better than this other guy.'”And then La Russa told me Reggie Jackson taught him that approach. He would know.MORE: Fan decides to give up historic Pujols ball, but he doesn’t want it nowPujols isn’t the same player he was for the Cardinals, but you knew that. He has still been able to hit the ball a long way on a regular basis; he has exactly 200 home runs in his time with the Angels (1,047 games). That number probably stacks up better than you’d think among his peers. Only 12 players have more in that same time frame (2012-present).For comparison’s sake, Edwin Encarnacion leads that list at 289 homers. Mike Trout, who played his first full season with Pujols and the Angels in 2012, has 257. Paul Goldschmidt, who played his first full season in 2012, too, has 215 homers. Bryce Harper, who made his MLB debut in 2012 (139 games), has 196 in that stretch.He has also remained very good at two other things: making contact and driving in runners. Since 2012, 80 players have appeared in at least 900 games, and 70 have struck out more in that stretch than Pujols, who has 536 strikeouts in an Angels uniform. Even this year, his age-39 season, only nine of 156 qualified batters have a lower strikeout percentage Pujols’ 11.7 percent. And, sure, RBIs are a flawed statistic, but only three players have more than Pujols’ 692 RBIs since 2012: Encarnacion (815), Nelson Cruz (722) and Goldschmidt (714). That is, admittedly, cherry-picking the things he still does well. His overall impact is way down. In his 11 seasons in St. Louis, Pujols averaged a 7.9 bWAR. In his seven full seasons with the Angels, he has averaged 1.9, and his 2019 number is 0.2, which ranks 10th among Angels hitters and 19th overall on the squad.But that’s not why Pujols will be serenaded with cheers Friday evening in St. Louis. The fans in attendance — and those watching on screens — will be thanking him for the 11 unforgettable seasons wearing a Cardinals uniform.As they should.last_img read more

Perlas Pilipinas stays in Division A in Fiba Women’s Asia Cup

first_imgLATEST STORIES This time, everything clicked for Perlas Pilipinas as it shot 50% from the field even as the Koreans knocked down 10 triples but registered a flimsy 34.3% shooting clip.All but one of the 11 players scored for the Philippines with Allana Lim leading the way with 16 points that went with four rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Analyn Almazan added 13 points and five rebounds while Cindy Resultay had a double-double with 10 points and 10 boardsThe North Koreans, meanwhile, were relegated to Division B after a winless campaign. Photo from FIBA.comPerlas Pilipinas wrapped up its 2017 Fiba Women’s Asia Cup stint with a 78-63 thumping of North Korea to retain its Division A status in the continental tilt.It was the first victory for the Filipinos in the tournament held in India after four straight losses, the last an 87-53 rout to Chinese Taipei that put its place in the elite Division A in peril.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentscenter_img Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Jet Spikers in Final 4; Lady maroons avoid cellar Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img read more

U18 Strikers to compete in Tier 2 Provincials

first_imgThe win is a significant one for Fort St. John, as the U18 Strikers have yet to play at the Tier 2 level, usually competing for Provincials in the third tier.The Strikers have one more tournament in hand before competing in Provincials. The team will travel to Edmonton, and then it’s off to Calgary for their first taste of the Tier 2 Provincial championships.Provincials will take place the weekend of March 16-18.- Advertisement –last_img

Records Fall on Spectacular Saturday at 109th Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee

first_img DES MOINES, Iowa – A 53rd consecutive sellout crowd of 14,504 fans were treated to a great Saturday of track and field events at the final day of the 109th Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee.Nike’s Sandi Morris won her third-straight Drake Relays invitational women’s pole vault with a clearance of 16-0, becoming the first athlete in Drake Relays history to clear 16 feet in the women’s vault. In addition, Morris ranks No. 2 in the world in the event.  Morris, the American record holder in the event, came close to setting a Drake Stadium and American record in the vault as she narrowly missed on clearing 16-5 ¼.In the elite men’s shot put, 2016 Olympic gold medalist Ryan Crouser uncorked a throw of 72-2 ½ on his first attempt, the second best in the world this year. Current world leader Tom Walsh of New Zealand finished second and exceeded 70 feet on five of his six throws, ending with a best of 71-7 ¼.Another meet record fell in the men’s discus as Reggie Jagers broke the Drake Relays and Drake Stadium record in the invitational discus with a toss of 211-11. Jagers, a three-time All-American and a four-time MAC champion, topped 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist Mac Wilkins’ meet and stadium record of 211-0 set at the 1978 Drake Relays.On the track, Georganne Moline beat a star-studded field by running 54.86, a time that’s No. 4 in the world this year. Runner-up Dalilah Muhammad, the 2016 Olympic champion, also ran a strong, finishing in 55.08 to rank No. 7 in the world.In the men’s elite 400 hurdles, Jeffery Gibson, who holds the Bahamian national record, won in 49.09 to move into a tie for fifth on the world list while Michael Stigler took second in 49.24.Kendra Harrison won her third-straight Drake Relays elite 100 hurdles in a wind-aided time of 12.37 seconds, which would have been a Drake Relays record if the wind was under 2.0 meters per second. Harrison, the 2018 IAAF World Champion in the 60 hurdles, is the first hurdler to win three-straight invite events at Drake since Lolo Jones won four straight from 2005-08.Drake saw a trio of men break the 4-minute barrier in the invitational mile as Eric Avila won in 3:58.81, which ranks fourth in the world this year. Drew Hunter, an up and comer after an outstanding high school career in Virginia, was second in 3:58.83 and Brannon Kidder ran 3:59.80 to finish third. With those three performances, Relays fans now have seen 34 sub-4-minute miles, a feat first accomplished at Drake by Steve Scott in 1979.In the college events, the Purdue women won the Hy-Vee Cup after winning the 4×100, 4×200, sprint medley relay and the 4×400 relays on Saturday, becoming the first school to win those four events at the Drake Relays. The Boilermaker quartet of Chloe Abbott, Brionna Thomas, Symone Black, Jahneya Mitchell broke the Drake Relays record in the 4×400 with a time of 3:28.42.In addition, Purdue’s Savannah Roberson won the 100 hurdles, Justin Veteto won the men’s 110 hurdles and Janae Moffitt won the women’s high jump on Saturday following victories by Brionna Thomas in the women’s 200, Micaela Hazelwood in the women’s discus and Rahman Minor in the men’s high jump. Results (PDF) Iowa State’s Jhoanmy Luque became the first athlete to sweep the women’s long jump and triple jump in back-to-back years. Luque went 44-11, the best jump at the Drake Relays in 15 years, to add the triple jump title to the long jump crown she won on Friday. Cedar Rapids Prairie won both the boys’ 4×800 and shuttle hurdle relay and cross-town rival Cedar Rapids Jefferson won the boys’ sprint medley relay and the 4×100. Results (TXT) Ohio State also had a successful Saturday at the Blue Oval, winning the men’s 4×100 while Zack Bazile won the long jump, becoming the first Buckeye to win the long jump at Drake since Jesse Owens did so in 1935. Freshman Anavia Battle won the 100 and sophomore Annie Ubbing won the women’s 800 meters.  Results (HTML) Quotes Photos – Morning center_img Notes Photos – Afternoon At the high school level, Linn-Mar’s Payton Wensel broke 10-year-old meet record when she won the girls 400 hurdles in 1:00.25. That’s No. 2 on the state’s all-time list and No. 6 in the country this year. Wensel returned to the track later in the day to help Linn-Mar win the 4×100 in 48.18. Wensel’s big meet also included a second-place finish in the 800 and a great leg on Linn-Mar’s Drake Relays sprint medley relay on Friday. Iowa won its second-straight Hy-Vee Cup on the men’s side as the Hawkeyes closed out the Drake Relays with a win in the 4×400 relay after finishing runner-up to in-state rival Iowa State in the sprint medley relay. Iowa City West’s Austin West ran the fastest 400 hurdles time in the country this year for his school’s first Drake Relays title in the event. West finished in 51.96, which is No. 9 on the state’s all-time list and just off the Relays record of 51.94 set 24 years ago. Story Links Crestwood’s Ellie Friesen completed a Drake Relays double by winning the 1500 in 4:31.11 after winning the 3000 on Thursday night. Central Lyon’s Gable Sieperda repeated Friesen’s feat in the boys division, taking home the 1600 title in 4:15.68.A total of 38,178 fans streamed through the Drake Stadium gates for the 109th Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. The 110th installment is scheduled for April 24-27, 2019. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more