Say it aint so: McWatters slated to leave NCUA board

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I knew it was too good to last.Suddenly, in August of 2014, the NCUA board included a real life, unabashed  strict-constructionist lawyer and fierce advocate of credit union  flexibility. Now he’s leaving to go irritate a whole new group of bureaucrats and credit unions are worse off for it. Send in the clowns.J. Mark McWatters, who has been an outspoken advocate of greater regulatory flexibility for credit unions since he joined the NCUA’s three member board in August of 2014 has been nominated by President Obama yesterday to serve on the Board of Directors of the recently reauthorized Export-Import Bank of the United States.I will get over the fact that he is ditching the NCUA but it will take some time. Since his appointment he has not been afraid to ruffle some feathers,  He questioned NCUA’s legal authority to impose risk based capital requirements on Well Capitalized credit unions;  advocated for a more expansive interpretation of credit union MBL authority  and  for a more flexible approach to   MBL  enforcement;  and pointedly questioned  NCUA’s budget priorities.  Critics would argue that much of this would have been done without McWatters but it’s  hard to believe that these initiatives would have been pushed with quite so much gusto had he not been around. continue reading »last_img read more

Kanlaon’s quakes show no sign yet of magma rising

first_imgMANILA – There is no indication yet that magma is rising from beneath the edifice to the main crater of the Kanlaon Volcano despite recent earthquakes, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Solidum also noted that the recent earthquakes in Kanlaon were due to the movement of faults at the base of the volcano. “Hindi pa ito ‘yung mga lindol na nagpapahiwatig sa atin na umaakyat na magma,” Solidum said in an interview with DZBB. “‘Yung pagsabog na may magmang lalabas, wala pa tayong senyales.” “Short-term electronic tilt monitoring on the southeastern flanks recorded continuing deflation on the lower slopes but inflation on the mid slopes since April 2020,” it added./PN “Ground deformation data from continuous GPS measurements indicate a slight deflation of the lower and mid slopes since January 2020,” said Phivolcs. “Ang paglindol o pagkilos ng fault sa paanan ay posibleng dulot ng pressurization dahil may pagpapakulo ng tubig, manifested nga ng moderate steaming o ‘di kaya magma activity na napakalalim pa,” he said. Based on the latest report by PHIVOLCS on Friday, a total of 25 volcano tectonic earthquakes were recorded from the western flanks of Negros Island-based volcano in the last 24 hours. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission, a major gas component of magma, was measured at an average of 237 tonnes per day, an indication that hydrothermal or magmatic activity is occurring beneath the edifice PHIVOLCS Officer-in-Charge Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr. said in a radio interview that the recent earthquakes were recorded only at the base of the Kanlaon and not yet under the edifice to the crater of the volcano.last_img read more

The Latest: No fall sports season for junior colleges

first_imgN.C. A&T student-athletes who are living on campus live in groups of 8-10 people and also are conducting workouts in groups of that size.___Kentucky says three of 42 student-athletes initially screened from men’s basketball, volleyball and women’s soccer tested positive for past coronavirus infection through antibody testing. The school did not specify in a release which programs the positives came from. Those that tested positive were required to quarantine.Men’s soccer players returned to campus last week and are undergoing initial screening before starting voluntary workouts. “Out of an abundance of caution, we think it makes sense for the six of us to wait for clarity,” Ross said in a release. “Situations like this have not been a worrisome indicator of a positive test result to date.”The Cubs say there should be “further clarity” later in the day.___The Atlantic Coast Conference has postponed its virtual Football Kickoff media event.The league says the event to preview each teams’ prospects heading into fall training camp is delayed until further notice. The three-day event was originally scheduled to be held beginning July 21. The release added that Kentucky has implemented proactive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic testing in response to evolving circumstances. Changing workouts have made social distancing and personal protective equipment more difficult to implement, the release said, forcing the change to also align with the campus plan released last month. Forty-one student athletes and 21 staffers from those three programs participated in PCR testing. One student-athlete provided documentation of self-testing.All 108 football players currently working out and 58 staff members participated in PCR testing last week with zero positives.___One person has tested positive in the latest round of checks for COVID-19 on players and club staff in the English Premier League. Men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball will also be moved to the spring. Winter sports, such as basketball, will be slated to start in January, with a majority of championship events moved from March to April.Major college football programs frequently recruit players from the top junior colleges, but without a fall season it will be more complicated for coaches at four-year colleges to evaluate those players.___North Carolina A&T says four student-athletes have tested positive for coronavirus since returning to campus on July 6. All four student-athletes are asymptomatic.If student-athletes have university housing and have tested positive, they are being isolated in a designated area on campus. July 13, 2020 Zurich also has to play title contender Young Boys and St. Gallen and says it wanted to avoid the league being annulled.The 10 teams are already playing in midweek and on weekends to finish the season on Aug. 2 and meet a UEFA deadline for European competition entries. It is unclear when Zurich can play a re-scheduled game against Sion.Zurich is in sixth place but in contention to earn a Europa League entry by finishing fourth.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports “Hope drives us as runners and as humans,” Carey Pinkowski, the executive race director of the Chicago Marathon, said in a release. “My hope was to see everyone on the start line on Sunday, October 11, but our highest priority has always been the safety of our participants and our volunteers.”Organizers say they are working on plans for a virtual experience “to recognize the dedication and commitment of everyone who would have taken part in the 43rd running” of the marathon.___The NHL says 43 players tested positive for the coronavirus from June 8 through the end of the league’s optional workouts.That number announced Monday includes 30 who tested positive at team facilities and 13 the league is aware of who tested positive outside the league’s protocols for its Phase 2. The Latest: No fall sports season for junior colleges Associated Press The league says a total of 2,071 people were tested last week.The person has not been identified. ___The Chicago Marathon has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The race was scheduled for Oct. 11. Organizers say registered participants are eligible for a refund or can defer their place and entry fee to the Chicago Marathon in 2021, 2022 or 2023. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The National Junior College Athletic Association says it will not have a fall season and will instead attempt to play football and other sports in the spring. Athletes will be permitted to practice and train with coaches and in team facilities “provided health and safety conditions support such activities,” the conference said.___Swiss soccer club Zurich says it will field an under-21 team to try to save the season from being canceled because the first-team is isolating at home.Zurich’s game on Saturday was postponed because multiple players and staff tested positive for the coronavirus.The club says it will play Tuesday against third-place Basel by selecting young players from its backup roster. The ACC says future decisions and announcements will take place “at the appropriate time.”___The Patriot League has joined the Ivy League in canceling fall sports, including football, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Division I conference says it has still not determined whether winter and spring sports competition will be held and that it will consider holding fall sports in the second semester. The Ivy League made a similar announcement last week. The Patriot League is the first conference in the Football Championship Subdivision that competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision’s playoffs to suspend its season.Army and Navy compete in the Patriot League in many sports, including basketball, but not in football. The Patriot League said Army and Navy are exempt from the fall sports cancellation, which also includes women’s soccer and volleyball. Sandoval thinks he caught it while golfing with a friend,because he had been careful about being out in public for several weeks beforehand. He said he endured three days of body aches, chills and fever before his symptoms lessened. He rejoined the Angels last week.Sandoval went 5-3 with a 3.66 ERA last season as a rookie with the Angels, making three starts. He is among several candidates for a spot in the back end of the Halos’ rotation.___Chicago Cubs manager David Ross is skipping the team’s Monday morning workout because he is awaiting his completed result from his Saturday coronavirus test.The team says five other Tier 1 individuals also missed the workout for the same reason. Tier 1, according to baseball’s 2020 operations manual, includes players and other on-field personnel. The NHL opened Phase 3 Monday with the start of training camps for the 24-team playoffs, scheduled to open in two hub Canadian cities — Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta — on Aug. 1. Players had until Monday evening to elect to opt out of competition without penalty.All players who tested positive self-isolated. The NHL is not sharing names of the players who test positive or the teams involved.___Los Angeles Angels left-hander Patrick Sandoval is back with the team after contracting coronavirus last month.Sandoval disclosed his positive test Monday from the Angels’ summer camp, calling the virus “unlike anything I’d ever felt before.” He says he tested positive on June 22.last_img read more

RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE BUNCRANA 10K?

first_imgSCOTT Rankin was the impressive winner of Saturday’s Buncrana 10k.All the results are below:PlaceBibNameGenderAGClubTime1.423Scott RankinmSMFoyle Valley A.C.32:19,52.425Gary SlevinmSMCity of Derry A.C.33:50,33.429David Mc MenaminmSMInishowen A.C.35:02,74.433Raymond BirchmSMLetterkenny A.C.36:52,35.468Kieran CrawfordmSMLetterkenny A.C.37:01,06.453Philip CallaghanmM40Inishowen A.C.37:09,77.482Barry CoylemSM39:12,48.439Colly O DonnellmM40LAC39:40,19.361Karl KellymSMB.H.F.C.39:45,810.470Seana McIvormSMU Turn RC40:10,911.479Joe Mc DaidmSMInish Fitness40:11,012.464Ciaran O DonnellmM45Letterkenny A.C.40:26,813.407James DonagheymM45Convoy AC40:35,514.484John AtchesonmSM40:50,715.478Sean BradleymSMInish Fitness41:34,716.430Mark NolanmM40Inishowen A.C.41:44,817.467Barry DohertymM4542:14,218.416Eamonn CushmM4542:16,319.444Darren BeecroftmM45LAC42:19,120.414Patrick HarkinmM4042:50,521.415John AitchesonmSM42:50,522.358Michael DevenneymM45Irvinstown RC43:17,723.441Pat GamblemM45U Turn RC43:20,924.421Eugene McCaffertymM40Rosses AC43:23,025.448Marty RossmM4043:34,626.474Aron ColemM40Foyle Valley A.C.43:34,727.366Simon StephensmSM43:36,228.481George HarkinmM50Born 2 Run43:44,029.440Paul SweeneymM40Letterkenny A.C.43:47,230.409Andy Mc InroymM4043:53,231.460Noel BoydmM40Rosses AC44:41,232.357Ciaran BovairdmM4544:51,233.432Liam TinneymSM247 Triathlon Club44:51,334.480Naoise EnrightmM40LAC44:55,135.438Adrian CallaghanmM40Letterkenny A.C.44:56,936.476Brian O DonnellmM40Swanlings44:58,737.426Martin McNameemM5545:15,738.374Owen McKinneymM45Inishowen AC45:31,739.456Kevin CoylemM40U Turn RC45:41,440.371Michael GallaghermM55Foyle Valley A.C.45:56,641.353Siobhan McLaughlinfSWInishowen A.C.46:01,642.428Jim ShielsmM65Finn Valley46:06,543.419Kenny DoylemM4046:11,344.411Jamie FrielmSM46:15,945.442Andy Mc DermottmM45Inish Fitness46:23,446.477Gerald Mc ConnellmSM46:30,847.365Bernard Mc LaughlinmM40Inish Fitness46:31,248.446Glenn GallaghermSM47:01,749.462Barrie CoxmSM47:25,450.463Damien McGoohanmSM24/7 Triathlon47:26,751.367Susan DohertyfSWInishowen A.C.48:41,852.359Peter McKinneymM55Inishowen A.C.49:04,653.431Sarah KellyfSW49:13,454.452Eugene McGinleymM5049:16,055.450Rory FarrellmSM49:39,556.472Roisin McColganfW4049:42,357.370Anne DohertyfW45Inishowen A.C.49:54,758.410Andrew CoylemSM50:04,659.436Catherine MoranfW50Foyle Valley A.C.50:14,360.413Denis KellymM4550:23,061.427Brian DuffymM4050:23,062.471Kieran McCallionmM40Inishowen A.C.50:40,063.354Marie O DonnellfW40Inishowen A.C.50:43,864.465Susan O DonnellfW40Inishowen A.C.50:44,265.461Sinéad CrawfordfW35Inishowen A.C.50:59,266.402Helen McDaidfW40Inish Fitness51:03,567.404Kevin CooleymM4051:04,568.424Paul DuddymM45Run for Fun51:17,069.375Jackie McLaughlinmM40Inish Fitness51:54,870.483Bridgeen GubbinsfSWInish Fitness51:54,971.435Claire McLaughlinfSW52:47,772.443David DohertymSM53:40,173.475Shaun O DonnellmM50Swanlings53:55,574.437Raymond LynchmSMIllies Golden Gloves54:00,375.466Paul O ReillymSM54:00,576.405Joseph CaseymM5054:01,677.372Annmarie FarrellandfSW54:03,378.422Melissa Mc IntyrefW35Inishowen A.C.54:06,079.356Seana JacksonfW40Inishowen A.C.54:06,080.469Liam LynchmSM54:17,581.355Gary Mc GonaglemM45Blast54:24,582.473Patrica MoranfW4554:39,183.455Kevin BradleymM40Inish Fitness55:51,184.449Marie PorterfW3556:24,185.451Lorna DohertyfW4056:24,486.373Brian DohertymM40Swanlings56:39,187.369Joanne BowenfSWU Turn Running Club58:50,688.363Marie CoylefW45Inishowen A.C.59:35,389.412Annette O DohertyfW40NWRC61:09,590.454Geraldine O DonnellfSW61:18,491.417Helena QuigleyfW4563:14,392.418Joe NeesonmM5063:14,693.434Ita GamblefW45U Turn Running Club65:47,394.368Patrica MorrisonfW40NWRC67:19,595.445Brendan LoguemM4567:55,396.352Margaret PoutryfW50U Turn RC71:26,297.351Josaphine DohertyfW50U Turn RC71:26,598.457Daithi McGonigalmM4071:39,699.401Donna HyndmanfW50NWRC78:17,7100.420Martina MorrisonfW40NWRC91:23,0101.406Nicholas MullanmSMNWRC91:25,0RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE BUNCRANA 10K? was last modified: June 11th, 2016 by John2Share 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)last_img read more