NAFCU on the Hill for hearings on security, NFIP

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU staff will monitor hearings scheduled this week on cyber threats to the financial system, the recent hack into Office of Personnel Management records, more on on the National Flood Insurance Program and others for any developments on issues affecting credit unions and their members.The OPM data hack was discovered in April and may have affected the sensitive data of 4 million current and former federal government employees or more. The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies will hold a hearing on Wednesday focusing on the Homeland Security Department’s efforts to secure government data. On Thursday, The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the data breach, focusing on federal cybersecurity.Wednesday will include a House Financial Services Committee Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing hearing on the security of the U.S. financial sector.In other hearings, the Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday titled “Oversight Review of the National Flood Insurance Program,” to focus on the review the committee conducted of the program.NAFCU will also monitor hearings on regulatory issues, including: a Senate Homeland Security hearing on Tuesday titled “Accounting for the True Cost of Regulation: Exploring the Possibility of a Regulatory Budget”; and a House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing titled “Examining Continuing Allegations of Discrimination and Retaliation at the CFPB.” continue reading »last_img read more

Ity & Fancy Cat coming to Fort Lauderdale

first_imgSouth Florida will be treated to “An Evening of Comedy and Culture” featuring Jamaica’s top comedy duo, Ity & Fancy Cat, renowned actor, educator and stand-up comic, Blakka Ellis, entertainer and musician extraordinaire Harold Davis, the young and talented singer Kristen Alicia along with other performers. Scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018 6pm – 9pm at THE AFRICAN AMERICAN RESEARCH LIBRARY & CULTURAL CENTER, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale, the evening promises to be a delightful mix of music and comedy, offering something for everyone to enjoy.The event is a fundraiser to assist children in need and will benefit the restoration of the ‘Walkers Place of Safety for Children’ which was recently destroyed by fire in Jamaica.Ity and Fancy Cat is unquestionably the hottest comedy act in the English-speaking Caribbean. This innovative, inventive and inspiring duo has captured hearts, engendered praise and evoked uncontrollable laughter among audiences all over the world for over two decades.  Their hugely successful groundbreaking television series The Ity and Fancy Cat show has garnered them a solid global fan base and their rich, wide-ranging repertoire carries resonant appeal that crosses all age, social and cultural boundaries.Blakka Ellis, got the attention of the public as half of the Bello & Blakka duo in the early eighties. This talented performing artist, writer, educator and motivational speaker, has been part of the Caribbean arts and entertainment landscape for over three decades. Known mostly for his comedic ingenuity, he has written scripts for stage, screen and television, taught in high schools and lectured at colleges in Jamaica and Canada. Blakka will definitely captivate the audience with his down-to-earth humor and commentary on life in the Caribbean.  On the musical front, accomplished pianist, jazz and reggae singer Harold Davis, will bring his charismatic stage presence and voice, presenting his distinctively Jamaican sound/style which incorporates various genres of contemporary jazz and reggae selection.   Rising star Kristine Alicia will boldly deliver music with a message; “music of freedom and elevation” as she describes it. Whether on stage, in the streets or online, Kristine Alicia delivers a consistent message: Love God, love people and stand for justice. Her honest approach to music is refreshing and touches people in a way that piques their interest in who she is and what she truly believes.Tickets are available on Eventbrite and EventsRUsOnline or by phone at 954-648-2800. The event is presented by The Dr Sue and You Charitable Foundation Inc. (DSCF), a 501(c)3, in partnership with Kreative Konnectionz, and sponsored by the Friends of the African American Research Library & Cultural Center, Jamaica National Bank, The Excelsior Alumni Association, EventsRUsOnline, Riddims Marketing, DavidiPhotolast_img read more

Gerald Asamoah, backs Ghana to succeed in Brazil

first_imgGhanaian Born former German International, Gerald Asamoah has backed the Black Stars of Ghana to put up a sterling performance when the mundial starts in Brazil later this year.Asamoah enjoyed his playing time with the German national team at the 2002 FIFA World Cup co-hosted by Japan and Korea.The burly striker had romance with German giants, Hannover 96, FC St.Pauli, Schalke 04 and second tie side Greuther Furth.Asamoah however admits that Ghana finds itself in a tough group but remains hopeful the Stars will sail through with the right mental attitude and preparation.“Ghana finds itself in a tough group but I believe with the right mental attitude, the Black Stars will do well”. Asamoah said.“We have beaten the USA twice and they will not want to be beaten again and Germany and Portugal are in good shape so its a strong group but Ghana will do well with right preparation”. He added Ghana is in Group G alongside old foes, the USA, Germany and high flying Portugal for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.last_img read more

At The Finish Line…Top five reasons Richard Sherman was wrong!

first_imgSeattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman celebrates after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Where Only the Truth MattersI promise you this will be my last word on the Richard Sherman side show, but here are the top five reasons Sherman was wrong with his over the top, outspoken and insulting behavior:#5 ~ He played into the stereotype that White America already has about young African-American men.Bill Neal#4 ~ So you made a great play. That’s what you’re paid to do. Act like you’ve been there before.#3 ~ Yes, he was excited.  Could he have been any more excited than Santonio Holmes after his Super Bowl catch, or Willie Parker after his Super Bowl run or any number of great athletes caught in the moment.#2 ~ Of course he’s not a thug and it should not be suggested he is, but if you’re a Stanford University graduate with a 4.0 GPA, act like it.#1 ~  Talk all the smack you want between the lines, but on camera, real men act like real men!YOU HAVE NOW CROSSED OVER THE FINISH LINElast_img read more


first_imgPremium Irish whiskey company The Wild Geese have stepped in as sponsors for a new awards competition for small businesses in Donegal.Looking forward to The DLDC Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Enterprise Awards night next month are Louise Brogan, enterprise co-ordinator with Donegal Local Development Company, and Martin McBride, DLDC board member.The competition is for the hundreds of people who’ve set up their own businesses under the Enterprise Allowance scheme since 2009.The awards night will be held in Donegal Town on Friday 11th April. Three businesses will win a framed certificate plus £500 and will also go through to the regional awards in Cavan in June. Louise Brogan, enterprise co-ordinator with Donegal Local Development Company (DLDC), said she’s delighted with The Wild Geese sponsorship.“This is a successful company marketing a premium Irish product worldwide. We’re very pleased they’ve decided to come in and help promote small enterprises in Donegal,” she said.The Wild Geese has been voted ‘Best Irish Whiskey’ three times and celebrates the story of The Wild Geese, a name given to the Irish diaspora. Andre Levy, chairman of the company, said the awards fully deserved their support.“The Wild Geese Irish Whiskey celebrates the courage and determination of the Irish people when faced with adversity, and their successes and achievements. It’s important that we also celebrate and encourage local individuals in Ireland who have overcome challenges to succeed. Schemes such as The Back To Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme in Donegal, where unemployment has been a major problem, offer the support and advice needed to allow individuals to forge their own path in business in Ireland rather than overseas.”’ The DLDC Wild Geese Irish Whiskey Enterprise Awards 2014 are open to any business started through the Enterprise Allowance scheme in the last five years in the DLDC area. This now covers all of Donegal apart from Inishowen.Application forms for the awards have been sent to those currently on the scheme. Anyone who hasn’t already entered will have to be quick – the closing date is Friday 28th March.The Enterprise Allowance scheme is geared towards those who are unemployed or who’ve been made redundant. And not surprisingly the numbers on the scheme have shot up since the recession arrived in 2008.Louise said: “It’s become an even more important scheme for Donegal – the number of businesses we deal with each year doubled in 2009 and has stayed at that level ever since.”The success of the Enterprise Allowance programme in Donegal has brought it to national attention. It’s regarded as a model of small business development. Louise and her team offer mentoring, training and specialist coaching to help a business idea became a reality. The winners of The DLDC Wild Geese awards next month will go through to the Northwest regional awards in Cavan in June.‘THE WILD GEESE’ BACK NEW DONEGAL BUSINESS AWARDS was last modified: March 27th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:business awardsThe Wild Geeselast_img read more

Pieta House issue warning regarding sponsorship card scam

first_imgThe public has been warned to remain vigilant regarding a scam involving fake sponsorship cards to Pieta House. Not a whole lot of information about the scam has been released, but the mental health service has warned that they have received a number of calls regarding scammers using fake sponsorship cards over the past few days.A statement issued by Pieta House has urged people to be on their toes, and not to be caught out by the scam. The statement reads: “Important! We’ve received reports of bogus collections in the Galway area using fake sponsor cards.“If fundraising for Pieta House you must get written permission & carry the letter whilst fundraising. Please request sight of this letter if you suspect collections to be fraudulent.”Pieta House issue warning regarding sponsorship card scam  was last modified: November 2nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Pieta Houescamlast_img read more

Jean Barton: The early days of the Hereford Sale

first_img“Ever-growing Red Bluff Bull Sale, Bigger than ever this year,” by Donald M. Smith, county agent. Red Bluff Daily News — Hereford Sale Section – 1946.In the summer of 1941 a group of Tehama county commercial cattle operators determined that a sale of Hereford bulls might be held at the fairgrounds at Red bluff where ample shed and sale facilities were available.It was the opinion of the group that Red Bluff was advantageously located for such a sale, being virtually the hub of one of the …last_img

Humboldt State softball rallies in game two to pick up doubleheader split against Chico State

first_imgMcKinleyville >> Following a 2-0 loss to its arch-rivals in the opening game of Monday’s California Collegiate Athletic Association doubleheader, the Humboldt State softball team’s dugout was quiet as can be.HSU head coach Shelli Sarchett simply had one question for her team.“I kind of asked the team ‘Are you guys scared? Because you’re playing like it, you’re swinging like it,’” Sarchett recalled.With a stern talking to from their coach, the Jacks found a way to respond. What was …last_img

Eureka wins coin toss, advances to state championships

first_imgIn a season which has so far featured exclusively convincing wins, it was a toss of a coin which brought the Eureka Loggers as close as they had come to a defeat.Eureka won its coin-flip tie-breaker against Cardinal Newman Sunday morning at the NCS office in San Ramon.Cardinal Newman, the higher seeded team, made the call of tails. The coin landed with heads showing, and the Loggers emerged from what has been a historically chaotic month of playoff prep football.No. 1 Cardinal Newman (11-1) …last_img

Sisulu appointed Speaker of Parliament

first_img6 May 2009 It was a first on many counts for South Africa’s Parliament on Wednesday, particularly when it came to the appointment of the new Speaker of the House, African National Congress (ANC) stalwart Max Sisulu. The House broke into ululations when Chief Justice Pius Langa made the announcement in the National Assembly in Cape Town. Sisulu was the only candidate nominated for the position, and Judge Langa had to call MPs to order twice as applause echoed around the National Assembly Chamber. Sisulu’s father, liberation struggle legend Walter Sisulu, never made it to the corridors of Parliament. He spent a third of his life in prison because of his fight for democracy in South Africa. Now, Walter and Albertina Sisulu’s eldest son holds one of the most important positions in the House. Sisulu was the ANC’s chief whip in South Africa’s first democratic Parliament. He left that position to join the private sector with state arms company Denel. Sisulu becomes the first man to hold the position of Speaker of Parliament since South Africa became a democracy in 1994. The first Speaker was Frene Ginwala, who was succeeded by Baleka Mbete, followed by Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde. In his first address as Speaker, Sisulu paid tribute Ginwala, saying she had “worked tirelessly to lay the foundations for our new democracy”. He also paid tribute to Mbete and Mahlangu-Nkabinde, who both returned as ordinary Members of Parliament on Wednesday. Sisulu joked that as the National Assembly had probably got used to having a woman in charge of proceedings, he would expect to be called “Madame Speaker” a few times. “I will forgive you at least once if you call me ‘Madame Speaker’”, he said. Sisulu promised South Africa that their elected representatives in Parliament would “put our shoulders to the wheel and work on the trust placed in us by the electorate.” Former Cape Town mayor Nomaindia Mfeketo was elected as the Deputy Speaker of Parliament. South Africa’s Parliament is made up of two houses – the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces, which represents the country’s nine provinces to ensure that their interests are taken into account in the national sphere of government. There are 400 Members of Parliament in the National Assembly and 90 members in the National Council of Provinces. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more