Johanns, Metsger, more to speak at Caucus

first_imgNAFCU is gearing up for its annual Congressional Caucus, slated for Sept. 9-12 in Washington, D.C., and the speakers who have signed on so far include Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., and NCUA Board Member Rick Metsger.The conference will be held at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel and will feature sessions and discussions on the most important legislative and regulatory issues facing the credit union industry today, and on techniques for effectively communicating about those concerns with legislators and regulators.Johanns is a member of the Senate Banking Committee and has introduced legislation that would change the definition of “points and fees” under CFPB’s qualified mortgage/ability-to-repay rule, lessening the regulatory burden for financial institutions.Other speakers confirmed so far include:Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of the Rothenberg Political Report and columnist for Roll Call, who will give the keynote address;Reps. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., and Brad Sherman, D-Calif., who all serve on the House Financial Services Committee; continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Edwards receive award

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Government committed to developing sports on the island

first_img Share Tweet Share 33 Views   no discussions LocalNewsSports Government committed to developing sports on the island by: – May 10, 2014center_img Share Sharing is caring! Minister for Culture, Youth affairs and Sports, Justina Charles.The Dominica Government, through the Ministry of Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports has invested funds in ensuring that the island’s youth are provided with the requisite sporting facilities to be able to compete in regional and international tournaments.Minister for Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports, Justina Charles revealed earlier this week that realizing the dream to make it to the international scene requires a path and as such the government is ensuring that a clear path is created for sports personnel.“This is why we have invested in the development of playing fields around the island in the last four years. Chief among them are fields in Grand Fond, La Plaine, Woodford Hill, Petite Savanne and Sineku”. Additionally, she said hundreds of thousands of dollars has been spent to establish new playing fields and refurbish others. “Lights will soon be installed at the Benjamin’s Park in Portsmouth while new hard courts have been constructed at Tete Morne, San Sauveur and Salybia”.“The courts at Savanne and Benjamin’s Park received upgrading. The tone has been set to begin to position ourselves to participate in local, regional and international hard court sporting tournaments,” Mrs Charles reported. Mrs Charles stated a US three million dollar investment into an indoor sporting facility in Stockfarm is another indication of the government’s commitment to improving sports on the island.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit revealed on May 5, 2014 that his government’s plans to construct an indoor sporting facility which will cater to basketball, volleyball and netball.“Government has already put together a working group which comprises of stakeholders from the various court sports. This group will be making recommendations to government on the most acceptable structures and will advise on various aspects of developing the facility,” she said. This, she said, is the commitment of the Dominica Government towards ensuring that they inspire sportsmen and women to believe in and achieve their dreams. “We continue to put programs in place at the grassroots and community level through the Sports Division,” Minister Charles said.Moreover, she noted that effort has been put into strengthening and harmonizing school sports programs, structures implemented at the community level, to ensure that all sports people are given the opportunity to benefit from sports participation.“We continue to provide support to all our national associations and other sporting organization through the provision of duty-free concessions and grants,” Mrs Charles said. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Four parish wrestlers win state titles

first_imgRussell [email protected] Four Bossier Parish wrestlers won titles in the LHSAA State Tournament Saturday at the Ponchartrain Center in Kenner.Bossier’s Jalen Oliver won his second straight title, taking the Division II 182-pound class in dominating fashion.Oliver, the No. 1 seed, pinned his first two opponents in 1:17 and 1:29, respectively. He then pinned No. 2 seed Brody Bonura of Live Oak in 3:10 in the title match.The parish’s other state champions also came in Division II — Parkway’s Zac Funderburk (145), Benton’s Andre’ Dean II (152) and Benton’s Jordan White (160).Dean, the No. 1 seed, came from behind to defeat No. 2 Avery Jones of Bossier 12-9 in the title match. Dean, who was a runner-up last year, and Jones both won three matches to reach the final.Funderburk, the No. 2 seed, upset No. 1 Bryce Ballas of Archbishop Shaw 4-2 in a tense final. Funderburk held a 3-2 lead for much of the match and then picked up his final point near the end,Funderburk won two matches by fall to reach the semifinals where he defeated Ryan Huffy of Central-Baton Rouge 7-4.White, the No. 2 seed, upset No.1 Kynan Sonnier with a pin at the 5:37 mark. White got a bye in the first round and a forfeit in the second. After winning his quarterfinal match in 31 seconds, he scored a narrow 6-5 win over Huntington’s The’Anthony Taylor in the semifinals.Parkway’s Alex Simmaly, Jason Pitts and Hunter Huckaby, all No. 2 seeds, were state runners-up. Simmaly lost to top-seeded Jacob Chenevert of Live Oak by fall in the 113-pound finals. Pitts lost to No. 1 Brock Bonin of Live Oak by a 17-2 technical fall in the 120-pound finals.Robert Summerlin/Special to The Press-TribuneBossier’s Jaslen Oliver won the 182-pound state championship for the second straight year.Huckaby fell to No. 1 Seth Bosange of Live Oak by fall in the 138-pound finals.Haughton’s Zach Denton defeated Parkway’s Garrett Strozier 10-6 for third in the 106-pound class. Parkway’s Nathan Pitts defeated Pearl River’s Timothy Hillard for third in the 132-pound class.Benton’s Jeffrey Lewis finished third in the 145-pound class with an 8-1 decision over Michael Ensminger of St. Michael. Benton’s Austin Wilson was fourth in the 182-pound class.Parkway’s Ryan Huckaby pinned Peyton Matherne of Shaw in the 126-pound fifth-place match.Airline freshman Christian Walden finished third in the Division I 126-pound class with a 10-0 victory over Matthew Ashford of East Ascension. Walden lost to eventual champion Connor Stampley of Comeaux in the semifinals.Airline senior Harrison Hooper captured third in the 170-pound class with an 8-4 victory over Frankie Arena of Mandeville. Hooper, who was seeded seventh, lost to No. 2 seed Brice Duhe of Holy Cross 12-0 in the quarterfinals.Airline’s Keegan Gilligan was sixth in the 182-pound class.Benton’s Laytin “Obie” Spears finished sixth in the Division II 170-pound class. Haughton’s Brandon Tolliver was sixth at 182. Parkway’s Micah Lacy was sixth at 185.Parkway finished fourth in Division II with 179.5 points. Benton was fifth with 138 and Bossier seventh with 90. Teurlings Catholic won with 261.5.Regional and parish champ Airline finished 12th in Division I with 91 points. Brother Martin of New Orleans won with 312.5. Premier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStrategyCombatIf you own a Computer, then you have to play this Game. No Install.StrategyCombat|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDating.comTung Chung is actually full of single men. Check them out on this premium dating site!Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more