continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr INOVA FCU CEO and CUNA board member Dallas Bergl will share common-sense proposals to help credit unions foster economic growth with the Senate Banking Committee Thursday, as he testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on behalf of CUNA. Bergl’s appearance before the committee is scheduled to begin at around 10 a.m. (ET) Thursday, and will be streamed live on the committee’s website.“My testimony presents commonsense proposals that will help responsible financial institutions, like credit unions and small banks, continue to serve their members and communities so they can grow and thrive,” reads Bergl’s testimony. “Regulatory changes that can be tailored to address the problem institutions in this country without punishing solid ones; and proactive steps that can be taken with credit unions’ regulator, the NCUA, to help foster the continued safety and soundness of the credit union system.”These proposals include principles from CUNA’s bipartisan, pro-consumer Campaign for Common-Sense Regulation.These include changes to mortgage lending, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, NCUA and housing finance reform, among others.
NFL rumor roundup: Nick Foles signs with Jaguars; DeSean Jackson traded to Eagles The Patriots are reportedly paying for Gordon to receive drug treatment at an inpatient facility in Gainesville, Florida. The team is also working with the league and NFL Players Association to treat the troubled All-Pro with the hope that he can play football again and be successful in all aspects of life. Related News The report noted Gordon will earn $2.025 million if and when he returns from suspension. If he signs with another team, however, the Patriots would get a third-round pick. The Patriots are trying to retain Josh Gordon.According to the Boston Globe, New England has placed an original round restricted free agent tender on the wide receiver. Gordon, 27, played 11 games for New England last season before being suspended indefinitely on Dec. 20 for violating the terms of his reinstatement into the NFL. However, he could be reinstated into the league by the start of training camp for the 2019-20 season.He caught 40 passes for 720 yards with three touchdowns in 11 games with the Patriots this season. He also caught one 17-yard touchdown with the Browns before he was traded to New England. read more
Yards under water at Lower PomeroonPomeroon still inundatedResidents living in the Lower Pomeroon in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) and their farmlands are still under water owing to a breach at Grant Canaan that has not yet been sealed.Many persons are still counting their losses as their livelihood prospects remain bleak in the wake of the devastation they faced as a result of the flooding which significantly damaged many crops that were ready for harvesting.According to large-scale cash crop farmer Joan Peters, the water was not receding. She reported that many farmers were clueless what to do next as many of their crops have been destroyed. Persons reportedly lost acres of suckers, sweet cassava, pepper, water melon, bora as well as livestock.Peters said following the breach owing to the excessive high tides, several regional officials visited the area, but to date nothing has been done. She said many persons want to commence land preparation but cannot do so until the huge breach is sealed. According to the farmer, Government officials visited and assessed the situation, but residents were not given any feedback as to whether works would commence or not.Currently, persons are forced to dwell in unsanitary conditions given the flood situation and many of the residents have complained of suffering skin rashes and pain in their joints.They are, therefore, calling on relevant authorities from Central Government to immediately deploy machinery in the area and have the breach sealed so that they can resume operations on their farmlands. read more