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CUNA, Cornerstone get behind 2 Texas ballot measures

first_imgThe 85th regular session of the Texas State Legislature ended on May 29 with two significant outcomes that will be impacted largely by high-level coordination between the Cornerstone Credit Union League and CUNA.Seven constitutional amendments, out of 156 that were proposed, will be voted on as statewide ballot measures on Nov. 7, two of which are specific to credit unions.The amendments represent the first time two constitutional amendments directly relating to credit unions have been on the Texas ballot. In addition to celebrating defeating numerous pieces of legislation that would have proven harmful to credit unions during the 2017 legislative session, we will be celebrating significant legislative victories that provide positive impact for credit unions operating in Texas.Cornerstone and the CUNA will be working together to pursue passage of these ballot measures that are important to credit unions. On Aug. 17, CUNA’s National Advocacy Fund Steering Committee approved funds to support these ballot measures. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Japan ends state of emergency in 3 prefectures

first_imgThe measure will be kept in place in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures, as well as Hokkaido, where the infections have slowed but need further improvement. (AP) Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura told reporters that experts at the meeting approved the plan to lift the measure in Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo. TOKYO – Japan’s economy minister says experts have approved a government plan to remove a coronavirus state of emergency in Osaka and two neighboring prefectures in the west where the infection is deemed slowing, while keeping the measure in place in the Tokyo region and Hokkaido.center_img A foreign reporter who was selected to cover the opening ceremony of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) walks by medical workers after receiving a coronavirus test, at a hotel in Beijing, Thursday, May 21, 2020. AP/ANDY WONGlast_img read more

Surprise Upset

first_imgThe topic of conversation yesterday was the upset basketball win of Ball State over Notre Dame.  Just recently I wrote a Huddle Up about Ball State’s preference to recruit Indiana high school basketball players over out of state athletes.  This is beginning to pay off for the Cardinals.  It also shows that the Indiana players can win since Notre Dame recruits few (if any) Indiana players.Way to go Cardinals!  Keep Indiana high school basketball alive!last_img

Zabaleta: Win was all that matters

first_imgPablo Zabaleta claimed victory was all that mattered as Manchester City moved closer to securing a Champions League spot with a last-gasp win over Aston Villa. Substitute Fernandinho struck in the 89th minute as unconvincing City claimed three Barclays Premier League points in a frantic finish at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Villa had fought back from 2-0 down to level at 2-2 with an 85th-minute equaliser from Carlos Sanchez. “But the most important thing for me was the winning goal. I am so happy about that. “We talk a lot that we fight to the end – fans, players, all involved in the club. We never give up. When you dress in the City shirt, you need to keep that in your head. That is what happened.” With Liverpool, Tottenham and Southampton all drawing, the result strengthened City’s grip on a top-four place and therefore eased some of the pressure that has built in recent weeks. Nevertheless, they were still troubled by Villa and the outcome might have been different had a controversial decision gone in the visitors’ favour late on. At 2-2, Christian Benteke was tripped by City goalkeeper Joe Hart for what could have been a penalty and a sending-off, had the offside flag not already been raised. Replays suggested the Belgian might just have been onside. With just four games remaining Villa are only two points above the bottom three – and three of the sides below them have a game in hand – but manager Tim Sherwood saw plenty of reason for encouragement. He said: “If we play like that we will be okay. I think we played well and certainly deserved something. “We are not afraid to get on the ball and we showed bravery in all areas. We got on it and moved it around. “We are bitterly disappointed but take a lot of positives from the performance.” It seemed the least the FA Cup finalists, battling against relegation, deserved but City, who have unexpectedly been dragged into a fight for a top-four place, had the final word. Zabaleta said: “It was not our best game, we didn’t play our best. “But we must recognise when you win games playing badly it is always good, especially at this moment when all we need is three points and to keep winning games to secure the Champions League spot. “Football sometimes is like that. Against Crystal Palace we played really well and we lost. This was not our best game and we won.” City were handed the perfect start when Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan miskicked in the third minute and presented Sergio Aguero with a tap-in for his 27th goal of the season. Villa recovered and controlled large spells of the game but their hopes seemed over when Aleksandar Kolarov curled a free-kick through a gap in the wall after 66 minutes. But Tom Cleverley pulled one back and Sanchez looked to have earned a point until Fernandinho controlled on his chest and lashed in from a late corner. Fernandinho said: “It was my third goal (of the season) – a beautiful goal, maybe my most beautiful of the season. Press Associationlast_img read more

Football News Kylian Mbappe Scores Hat-Trick, Paris Saint Germain Thrash Club Brugge In UEFA Champions League

first_imgParis: Substitute Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick as Paris Saint-Germain moved a step closer to the Champions League last 16 with a 5-0 victory over previously unbeaten Club Brugge on Tuesday.  The World Cup winner, who has only started four games this season because of thigh and hamstring injuries, netted three times in the space of 20 minutes to help PSG go five points clear of Real Madrid, who beat Galatasaray 1-0, in second place in Group A. “I wanted to start and I thought I was going to start, but the coach made his choice and I had to accept it. I also wanted to show that it’s difficult to get by without me,” Mbappe told broadcaster RMC Sport. “I have to fight to keep my place. It’s been two months since I played a full game. It feels good to come back. My injury is over. I’m 100%,” the 20-year-old added.Mauro Icardi netted the other two goals as fellow Argentinian Angel Di Maria directly set-up three of his side’s efforts. For the third time in Europe this season PSG’s Thomas Tuchel was unable to start his first-choice attacking trio of Neymar, who is suspended in Europe, Mbappe and Edinson Cavani who is injured. Brugge coach Philippe Clement, who has guided the club to the top of the Belgian Pro League, was without captain Ruud Vormer as the Netherlands midfielder served a suspension for a red card he received in the draw at Real. The visitors claimed an early lead as Di Maria received a long-range ball on the right flank. The Argentina winger curled in an early cross with the outside of his left foot and Icardi beat Simon Mignolet at his near post after seven minutes. Champions League debutant Charles De Ketelaere missed a good chance to equalise after half an hour but the 18-year-old failed to worry Keylor Navas. Icardi had a chance to double the Parisians’ advantage six minutes into the second-half but his effort across goal was well-saved my Mignolet. Decisive Di Maria Mbappe entered the fray 60 seconds later and instantly dropped deep hungrily looking for possession. The Ballon d’Or candidate repeated his feats from Friday’s Ligue 1 victory over Nice by scoring and claiming an assist within the final half an hour. He claimed his first of proceedings with 28 minutes of the game to go after another Di Maria curling cross. The former Monaco forward then set-up Icardi for his fifth in four games less than 60 seconds later.Also Read | Raheem Sterling Scores Hat-Trick In 11 Minutes, Manchester City Beat Atalanta in UEFA Champions LeagueMbappe’s second and third goals of the match both came from lovely Di Maria passes as PSG closed out the game to mark their intentions in the competition with a clinical performance. The two clubs meet again on November 6 in the French capital with Neymar expected to be sidelined with a hamstring injury picked up on international duty. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

GCF Elections fiasco continues; AGM & Elections constitutionally adjourned

first_imgTHE Guyana Cycling Federation’s (GCF) Annual General Meeting and Elections which were supposed to be held on Tuesday afternoon at Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) building in Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara, came to an abrupt end after a vote deemed the meeting constitutionally adjourned.The AGM, which was scheduled for 15:00hrs, started over 40 minutes later. Just a few minutes into the meeting, former Assistant treasurer of the GCF, William Howard, made an objection. He pointed out that constitutionally an AGM may be adjourned if it was started 20 minutes later than the stipulated time.Due to Howard’s objection, the motion was put to a vote and carried for the meeting to be adjourned. This is despite GCF president Horace Burrowes’ earlier claims that only a few of the gathered members would be eligible to vote at the AGM and Elections, due to some of them not being in ‘good standing’ with the federation – something which would be determined by the federation’s General Council.Surprisingly, the GCF president revealed that the GCF’s current General Council is made up only of himself, Maria Leung (GCF secretary) and Assistant Racing Secretary Joseph Britton; all of whom are from the same club, United We Stand Cycle Club.Following the decision to adjourn the meeting, the next step, according to the constitution, is that another meeting be set seven (7) days after at the same time and same venue.That new meeting, if the constitution is followed, will set the Elections and AGM for Tuesday (August 20). However, it is unclear whether or not Burrowes would still be in the jurisdiction on that date.last_img read more

Seniors step up for UW; Ryan reaches milestone

first_imgWhen the smoke settled Sunday afternoon at the Kohl Center, two things came to a close. One, of course, was the 70-56 win by the Wisconsin men’s basketball team team over Illinois. The other was the Kohl Center career of the Badgers’ senior duo of Rob Wilson and Jordan Taylor.“It was definitely kind of a surreal experience,” Taylor said. “It was fun to be out there in front of the Grateful Red one last time and get a win.”Both guards left their mark on their final game played on their home floor, as Taylor poured in 16 points, three rebounds, three assists and zero turnovers while Wilson tallied eight points and a career-high two steals of his own off the bench. He also hit two early 3-pointers that kick-started UW on Senior Day.“It feels great to come out here and get a win,” Wilson said. “That will always put the icing on the cake on Senior Day.”The senior duo combined for nine points in Wisconsin’s early 14-2 run out of the gate that set the tempo for the game, as the Badgers never allowed the Illini to get within fewer than nine for the remainder of the game.For Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan, the team and the seniors’ were able to bottle up the emotions of Senior Day until after the team’s handling of business against Illinois.Ryan improved his overall record on Senior Day at Wisconsin to 11-0.“You watch across the country on Senior Day, you either get this or this,” Ryan said while demonstrating, with his hands, two high and low ends of the spectrum. “Our guys played at a high level; they stuck to who they were and didn’t get away from that. The emotion comes later, after the game is over.”While Taylor concluded an extremely successful career at the Kohl Center, the emergence of Rob Wilson in the final stretch of the conference season may be the more important story line for the Badgers moving into the Big Ten tournament. Wilson has now scored 11, 9, 4 and 8 points in his last four games, well above the 2.9 points per game he averaged thus far this season.“It’s really satisfying,” Wilson said. “It’s better late than never. I’m going to keep on the mindset that I can help this team coming off the bench and try to keep being consistent with it.”Ryan also alluded to the importance of Wilson stepping up in the past few weeks.“It means a lot,” Ryan said. “He’s recognizing things a little better. We live in a world where we have to get things done. It’s not about how you look, it’s about getting things done. Numbers tell the story.”Bo reaches milestoneWhile Sunday marked the culmination of Taylor and Wilson’s careers playing in Madison, a historic mark was also reached in the meantime.Ryan tied former Wisconsin head coach Harold “Bud” Foster for the most wins in school history with 265. To make the accomplishment even more impressive, Ryan achieved the feat in 355 games (265-99) in 11 seasons at Wisconsin while Foster coached at Wisconsin for 25 seasons, taking 532 games (265-267) to reach his historic total.Ryan also coached yet another Badger team to 12 conference wins, the seventh time Ryan has done so in his tenure at Wisconsin and only the ninth time in school history a Badger team has reached that total overall.Taylor and Wilson presented the game ball in a ceremony after the game to Ryan, who made a speech of his own. Thanking his family, friends, players and many others, he also quickly passed the attention over to the final senior-day ceremonies.From his two seniors, there was nothing but praise for the coach after the game.“I can say he’s influenced me more in being a young man and developing into a man versus basketball,” Wilson said. “He’s taught me a lot in four years that I feel like I can take on and use in my life, other than basketball.”last_img read more

Court delays trial for man charged with killing Iowa student

first_imgIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The trial for the man charged with killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts in 2018 has been delayed.Cristhian Bahena Rivera had been scheduled to stand trial for first-degree murder on Feb. 4 in Sioux City.That plan became uncertain last week when Judge Joel Yates suspended the case so that the Iowa Supreme Court could decide whether to grant Rivera’s pretrial appeal of a key ruling.Iowa Judicial Branch spokesman Steve Davis said Tuesday that the trial has been delayed and will not happen in the month of February. A new trial date will be set after the Iowa Supreme Court decides how to handle Rivera’s appeal.State prosecutors on Monday urged the Supreme Court to refuse to hear Rivera’s appeal before the trial.Investigators say the 25-year-old Rivera stalked Tibbetts while she was out for a run in Brooklyn, Iowa, stabbed her to death after a confrontation and dumped her body in a cornfield. They say he led them to her body after a lengthy interrogation.Rivera’s lawyers argue that much of the evidence should be suppressed because his cooperation was coerced and he wasn’t initially read his legal rights. Yates ruled that his statements were voluntary and key evidence is admissible.last_img read more

Former champion Caroline Berry leads match play qualifiers

first_img16 May 2017 Former champion Caroline Berry leads match play qualifiers Past winner Caroline Berry steered a skillful course around South Staffordshire Golf Club to lead the qualifiers for the match play stages of the English senior women’s championship. She pipped Lulu Housman to the top spot on countback, thanks to her second round of three-over 76. Meanwhile Jackie Foster, the English senior stroke play champion, shot the low score of the qualifying rounds with one under-par 72, to become third seed. They head the 32 qualifiers for the championship knockout, while another 16 players aged over 60, go forward to Flight Two. Click here for the Flight One matchplay draw for the Wendy Taylor Salver. Click here for the Flight Two draw for the Ann Howard Trophy. Berry, the 2010 champion (pictured top), is carrying on the fine form she demonstrated in last week’s French senior international open, where she was second amateur and fourth overall. “It was very good practice for here because the greens were very, very quick and undulating, like these,” said Berry, from Bromborough, Cheshire. She negotiated them well, even holing a tricky downhill putt for a birdie on 17. “The 17thand the fourth were my friends – I birdied them both in both rounds!” Housman was supported by her identical twin, Georgie, (pictured bottom) as she added 79 to her opening 75 and appreciated her intuitive caddying. “She makes the right remarks at the right moments,” she said. Nevertheless Housman (Wyke Green, Middlesex) found it tougher today, finding herself out of position on occasion and watching putts slip by. “I would have liked better today but I’m really happy with two scores in the 70s.” Foster (Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire) reversed her fortunes of yesterday when she came home in two-under par. In the first round she was two over par after 12 holes and appeared to be cruising in, only to drop eight shots over the last six holes. “I’m just relieved,” she said after posting today’s score. The leading qualifiers also include Staffordshire’s Julie Brown (Trentham) who won this title in 2014. She shot one-over 74 today, improving on her first day by seven shots. “I wasn’t very happy yesterday, I just struggled and was out of sync, but I played much better today.” Overnight co-leader Aileen Greenfield, pictured left, (Pyecombe, Sussex) joins her on 155, one shot ahead of playing partner Fiona Edmond, pictured right, (Ipswich, Suffolk). The pair last saw each other over 25 years ago in keenly contested county games. Back then Edmond was an England international who had made headlines as the first woman to play in the Cambridge University team. But injury and ME – which left her bedbound for six months and housebound for three years – put paid to her golf. After her recovery her energies were spent on her six children and her garden design business and she returned to golf only a few years ago when one of her sons asked her to play. She loved it, immediately applied to join the club and six weeks later shot a course record 67. This is her first big championship in many years and she said: “I’m loving it, I think I’m really lucky to be able to play again and to come here and meet up with old friends.” South Staffordshire’s own Annette Deeley qualified comfortably in seventh place. The championship has a new format this season, with 32 qualifying places in the first flight knock out and 16 place for the top players aged over 60 in flight two, who play for the Ann Howard Trophy. Ann, from Lancashire, was present for the first two rounds, watching her daughter Debbie Finch, compete for the first time. “I’ve really enjoyed it,” said Debbie and I can’t wait to be older and play in mum’s trophy.” The top qualifier for the Ann Howard Trophy is Cathy Armstrong (Ellesborough, Buckinghamshire), who finished ahead of Alison Hansen (Alnmouth, Northumberland) on countback. Click here for full qualifying scores Images © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

Hunter Hicks Wins Second Annual Southland Home Run Derby

first_imgPhoto GallerySUGAR LAND, Texas – For the second-straight year, the Southland Conference Home Run Derby came down to a swing-off with Central Arkansas infielder Hunter Hicks besting Stephen F. Austin’s Manny Vasquez and Sam Houston State’s Hunter Hearn for the personalized championship belt. The trio each tallied 13 dingers in the first round with Hicks and Hearn earning spots in the bonus round in the final two slots after Vasquez sat alone atop the leaderboard for three-straight batters. Southeastern Louisiana’s Scottie Sanders finished in fourth with 10 over the fence.Round one of @SouthlandSports HR Derby:Manny Vasquez | 13Hunter Hearn (SHSU) | 13Hunter Hicks (UCA) | 13Round 2:Vasquez | 7Hicks | 7Hearn | 5Manny finishes as the HR Derby runner-up as he hit his first second-round homer later than Hicks from UCA. #AxeEm pic.twitter.com/dWxHmwG2KA— Lumberjack Baseball (@SFA_Baseball) May 22, 2019 Hicks and Vasquez each hit seven long-balls in the bonus round, but Hicks was crowned the winner by virtue the tiebreaker of earliest home run. The freshman from Sheridan, Ark., blasted his first just six seconds into his two-minute session while Vasquez registered his first bomb at the 1:26 mark. Hearn finished the bonus round with four home runs.BSB: @UCABearBaseball freshman Hunter Hicks had just 13 at-bats to his name before homering 13 times on his way to a swing-off victory in the 2019 Southland Conference Home Run Derby. #SouthlandStrong #BearClawsUp ? https://t.co/qvN5UifJPz pic.twitter.com/oj2ACenChr— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 22, 2019 The event served as the opening ceremonies of the 2019 Southland Conference Tournament, which begins with a 9 a.m. CT matchup between No. 3 seed Southeastern Louisiana and No. 6 seed Stephen F. Austin.center_img Reigning champion J.P. Lagreco of Northwestern State recorded nine home runs in the opening round. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Nick Anderson overcame a slow start and finished with five long balls, followed by McNeese’s Jacob Stracner with four. UIW lefty Lee Thomas failed to hit a single one over the wall, battling double-digit winds blowing in from right field.last_img read more