Hauptman: NCUA should help CUs offer American dream to more

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The last few months have demonstrated the cooperative nature of credit unions, NCUA board nominee Kyle Hauptman told members of the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday. Hauptman, a native of Maine and current economic advisor to Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), said he particularly enjoyed working with Arkansas credit unions and their companions in the Cornerstone Credit Union League.“Credit unions help people achieve the same American dream that my dad experienced, born in Brooklyn to parents with fourth-grade educations. His dad, my grandfather, worked in the NYC subway putting up advertising,” he said in his testimony. “That man’s grandson is now before the US Senate, a testament to American opportunity, and at NCUA my overarching goal will be extending that kind of opportunity to as many people as possible.”Hauptman recalled losing his job, savings and work visa while working in Asia for Lehman Brothers and said it “showed me first-hand the risks associated with liquidity, interest rates and balance-sheet management,” a perspective he said should be both “valuable and somewhat unique on the NCUA board.”He also touted his ability to work in a bipartisan fashion, recalling his work with the staff of Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Sen. Sherrod Brown’s (D-Ohio) staff on reforming anti-money laundering laws.last_img read more

Coorparoo entry-level home for sale

first_imgDanielle Bowie and her daughter Talullah at their Coorparoo home which is going to auction. Picture: Darren EnglandSIX years ago, Danielle Bowie fell in love with the rusty tin roof covering a worker’s cottage at 9 Rowland St, Coorparoo.It was the catalyst for a major renovation project, unlike any other the architect had embarked on previously.“It was the roof and the form of the house I loved,” Ms Bowie said.“When we first moved in, we gutted it completely.”9 Rowland St, CoorparooMs Bowie, who now works for council as an urban designer, did all the drawings and managed the construction.“Everything is new except the structure but having said that, some of the structure is new too so we kept the form,” she said.“We were thinking of raising it but I didn’t want to alter the proportion.”Completed in 2015, Ms Bowie has enjoyed living in the stylish two-bedroom, one-bathroom home with her active toddler Talullah.Danielle Bowie and her daughter Talullah inside their renovated Coorparoo home. Picture: Darren EnglandMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoA desire for more space and a yearning to start a fresh creative venture is behind the decision to put the property on the market.“I need another project, I’m only working part-time and I need something else to do,” she said.“Somewhere bigger, not the scale of this renovation but more aesthetics.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality LevelsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video is not playable. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_NOT_PLAYABLE Session ID: 2020-09-28:74c5dc0737f58eadc27f2d6 Player Element ID: vjs_video_599 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen00:00Remaining in the area is on Ms Bowie’s wish list.“I like how leafy it is and it’s so close to the city,” she said.“It’s got everything but you’re not miles away.”Her fully-fenced 405sq m block is at the end of a cul-de-sac within walking distance to bikeways and parks.9 Rowland St, CoorparooPlace Bulimba’s Shane Hicks described the home as a great “entry-level opportunity”.“It’s a good alternative to buying a unit or townhouse,” he said.According to researcher CoreLogic, the median house price in Coorparoo is $850,000.Only 4km from Brisbane’s CBD, the suburb is popular with young professionals seeking a shorter commute, large apartments and Queenslander-style homes.The on-site auction of 9 Rowland St, Coorparoo is scheduled for 9am today.last_img read more

Porter Gustin to miss remainder of season with fractured ankle

first_imgSenior linebacker Porter Gustin will miss the remainder of the 2018 season with a fractured right ankle sustained in the fourth quarter of USC’s win over Colorado on Saturday night, ending his collegiate career. After the game, Gustin stood at midfield with his right shoe off and his foot appearing red and swollen. He was carted off of the field and hopped on one foot into the locker room.Gustin has been dealing with injuries since summer practices, when he suffered from a torn meniscus. Despite his knee injury, Gustin did not miss playing time. Following the Arizona game, he showed signs of an apparent ankle injury. During the bye week, Gustin sat out of practice to recover, but he did participate in limited capacity during the week leading up to the Colorado game.Gustin is one of four captains of the Trojans this season. His departure will further hinder the defense from a leadership and talent standpoint after fellow captain senior linebacker Cam Smith was kept out of the Colorado matchup due to a hamstring injury.Gustin tallied 28 tackles this season, but has been most notable for his rush. In 2018, he touted seven sacks, tied for sixth in the nation. The rest of the USC defense has combined for a total of six sacks so far.The loss of Gustin will undoubtedly hinder USC in its upcoming matchup against Utah on Saturday. Utes’ junior running back Zack Moss boasts 617 rushing yards, the sixth most in the Pac-12. The matchup has serious Pac-12 championship implications as the winner will take over the lead in the South Division.last_img read more

Skirmish on bills looming

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2But supporters of the Senate legislation hailed the coalition of Republicans and Democrats that fended off repeated attempts by conservatives to kill the bill. The advance of the Senate bill would also be a victory for President George W. Bush, who had thrown his support behind it. “We’re now down the home stretch,” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., one of the bill’s architects. In December, the House defied Bush’s call for a temporary-worker program and passed a border-security bill that would criminalize undocumented workers. House conservatives “remain steadfast in their support for a security-first approach to immigration,” said Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo. So with passage of the Senate legislation on track, Bush administration officials and lawmakers quickly turned their attention to wooing House Republicans. The White House dispatched Karl Rove, the president’s political adviser, to a meeting of House Republicans for the second week in a row to press the president’s case for a broader approach than the one adopted by the House. In an effort to reassure conservatives, administration officials moved swiftly to make good on their promise to reinforce beleaguered Border Patrol agents, telling the House Armed Services Committee that the first contingent of up to 6,000 National Guard soldiers would be deployed to the border with Mexico on June 1. WASHINGTON – A compromise Senate bill that would toughen border security and put most illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship emerged intact from more than a week of impassioned debate Wednesday, setting up a showdown with the House over the most substantial overhaul of immigration law in 20 years. After eight days of amendments and fiery arguments about national identity, the Senate voted 73-25 to limit further debate on the bill, suggesting that it had broad bipartisan support. The Senate also defeated several last-ditch efforts to derail it, and members of both parties predicted that the legislation would pass today. The effort to limit the tide of illegal immigration and deal with those illegal immigrants who are already in the United States will then move to negotiation between the Senate and the House, which has passed legislation that focuses on bolstering border security and offers no provision for citizenship. The gulf between the two versions is so vast, and the politics of immigration so heated in this election year, that the prospects for a deal remain murky at best. Many House Republicans vehemently oppose the provisions in the Senate bill that would legalize most illegal immigrants and create a guest-worker program that would bring 200,000 foreign workers into the country each year. They have vowed to fight to prevent the legislation from becoming law, and they have the support of many grass-roots conservatives around the country. A number of Senate Republicans, including McCain, Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, said they were reaching out to their House colleagues. They said some House Republicans seemed interested in finding common ground. Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., the leader of the conservative caucus in the House, proposed a bill Tuesday that would allow illegal immigrants to become guest workers, though they would not be allowed to become permanent residents or citizens. In addition, McCain said he had spoken to Rep. Michael N. Castle, R-Del., who told him that several of his colleagues were interested in supporting a compromise. But Castle, a moderate, warned that the negotiations ahead would be extremely difficult and said that both the bill produced by the House and the one produced by the Senate might end up being significantly rewritten. “There are House members who think the Senate has already gone too far,” said Castle, who said he supports the outlines of the Senate legislation. “Blending it with the House bill is going to be a very difficult process.” “I wish I could tell you that I think a majority of the House is looking for the same kind of solution,” he said. “I couldn’t say that right now.” Opponents of the bill in the Senate said they were looking now to their allies in the House to sink the legislation. “We’ve had some good debate in the Senate,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., who is a fierce critic of the bill. “But it’s still not fixed, in my opinion, in a whole number of ways. What really needs to be done is for the bill to be pulled down.” Under the Senate agreement, illegal immigrants who have lived in the United States for five years or more, about 7 million people, would eventually be granted citizenship if they remained employed, had background checks, paid fines and back taxes and learned English. Illegal immigrants who have lived here for two to five years, about 3 million people, would have to travel to a U.S. border crossing and apply for a temporary work visa. They would be eligible for permanent residency and citizenship over time, but they would have to wait several years for it. Illegal immigrants who have been here less than two years, about 1 million people, would be required to leave the country altogether. They could apply for spots in the temporary-worker program, but they would not be guaranteed positions. The legislation would also require employers to use a new employment verification system that would distinguish between legal and illegal workers, create documents resistant to counterfeiting for legal immigrants and impose stiff fines for violations by employers. It also increases the number of Border Patrol agents and calls for other enforcement measures. Critics of the bill did win some notable victories. They won agreement on amendments that call for 370 miles of fencing along the border with Mexico, designate English as the national language and reduce the number of foreign guest workers to be admitted annually from 320,000 to 200,000. Still, the central elements of the bill, the legalization of illegal immigrants and the guest-worker program, emerged almost entirely intact.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more