CUNA seeks credit union comment on NCUA’s draft 5-year strategic plan

first_imgThe Credit Union National Association is seeking comments on the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) five-year draft strategic plan. CUNA will accept comments until March 24. The NCUA’s comment period for the strategic plan ends April 4.The NCUA issued the draft plan at its January board meeting. It summarizes the NCUA’s analysis of the internal and external environment impacting the NCUA, evaluates their programs and risks, provides goals and objectives for the next five years.According to the NCUA, the three strategic goals for 2017 to 2021 are to: continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Carroll ‘will receive expert help’

first_img With only Modibo Maiga and Ricardo Vaz Te available as forward cover, Allardyce moved quickly to bring in Petric, the 32-year-old Croatia international who had a spell at Fulham last season. But a return for Carlton Cole, who left West Ham at the end of his contract in June, was called off after the seven-capped England forward failed to prove his fitness. Allardyce, however, revealed the 29-year-old free agent could still be offered some sort of deal down the line. “We have offered training time to Carlton, for him to try and get fit if he wants,” Allardyce added. “If he is happy with that, I would be, and we will see where we are from there, because we still have one place left in the squad.” Allardyce is expecting a response at St Mary’s on Sunday to the lacklustre performance that saw his men defeated 1-0 at home by Stoke before the international break. He said: “You always want to go into an international break with a positive result. We didn’t get it. “Then (we had) the trials and tribulations of the window shutting after that and then, of course, earlier this week, the setback with Andy Carroll, so it has made the last two weeks very difficult for me personally. “But the squad is still very focused and, I hope, determined to deliver the performance that we know we can produce at Southampton.” The 24-year-old had been pencilled in to feature in the Irons squad for the first time this season, ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League game at Southampton, following his £15million summer move from Liverpool. Carroll had returned to training following an Achilles problem which ruled him out of the end-of-season international friendlies, after an impressive loan spell at Upton Park had seen him restored to Roy Hodgson’s World Cup plans. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has promised England striker Andy Carroll will be given all the expert medical help he needs to recover from his latest “devastating” injury setback. Press Association However, West Ham confirmed on Friday morning the former Newcastle frontman had further injured his foot during a training session earlier this week. He has aggravated the plantar fascia tissue which supports the arch and is now set for another extended spell on the sidelines. Press Association Sport understands Carroll has travelled to Europe – boarding a plane for Belgium earlier on Friday morning – to begin a rehabilitation programme which the club hopes will not require an operation, but no time frame has been set for a possible return to full-match fitness. “It is not as serious (an injury) as the first one, which is a little bit of good news from our point of view,” Allardyce told a press conference. “It is just making sure that we continue the right treatment, recovery and rehabilitation to get him back as quickly as possible. “No (there is no timescale), not at the moment, not until he has seen all the specialists and we determine the way forward for Andy and his recovery. “It is hugely frustrating, and devastating for Andy, because we were sort of thinking that this Sunday might be his first appearance on the substitutes’ bench, having started to join in training. “When we found out he had picked up another injury – not in the same place, but in the same tendon – we have to deal with that accordingly, and of course we have moved along quickly to make a signing to cover that area and give us a bit more firepower. “So when he gets fit, Mladen Petric will hopefully play a good part between now and the end of the season.” last_img read more

Two Kenyans set for tourney in Russia, to precede FIFA World Cup

first_img0Shares0000Jadidi Ndambuki (left) and Myles Muriuki chatting after a recent training session at their school’s football ground. Photo/AMOS ABUGANAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 23 – June 2018 couldn’t come sooner for two teenagers from Parklands Baptist Primary school after being selected to be part of the sixth edition of the Football for Friendship (F4F) tournament that will precede the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia.Jadidi Ndakumbi and Myles Muriuki both 12-years-olds and class seven pupils in the school based in the heart of Westlands in Nairobi, have been given the chance to take part in the age group tournament. Jadidi for his silky skills on the pitch, and Myles for his exemplary leadership skills and journalist abilities impressed selecting coaches and teachers.To be part of F4F, an International Children’s Social programme implemented by Gazprom company – official partner of FIFA and the World Cup, an initiative that involves the young generation throughout the world in promoting the most important human values among their peers – friendship, equality, peace and respect for different cultures and nationalities intrigues  Myles and Jadidi,Jadidi Ndambuki exhibiting his juggling skills. The 12 year-old has been selected to take part in the sixth edition of the Football for Frienship tournament in Russia in June. Photo/AMOS ABUGAJadidi, who wants to be a professional football player in future, says God has answered his prayers to finally travel out of the country to meet other equally talented kids to socialize and get to learn their culture and make friends.“I have always loved to play football ever since I was a young boy, through the sport I have been able to make friends not only in my school but also kids from neighboring schools.Soon I will be able to meet many more young footballers from around the world,” Jadidi, the second born to Andrew and Lilian Ndambuki explained.Coach Stanley Achima (centre) instructing Jadidi Ndambuki to his (right) and Myles Muriuki in a recent training session. The two youngsters will be part of the footballer for friendship tourney in Russia. Photo/AMOS ABUGA“I will be supporting Argentina and Germany in the world Cup because I know they have the potential to lift the trophy, Though Brazil cannot be ruled out as well. It could have been better to support Kenya, but unfortunately they will not be at the World Cup,” he offered.Myles on the other hand caught the eye of the selectors for his dedication not only to tell his story but also that of his friends through the art of writing.“Through writing, I am able to tell the world my feeling and that of my friends, as a footballer, I like to document the happenings in our school football team, that is my passion for a while now,” Myles disclosed.“I want to be a journalist when I grow up, this is because the profession is fun and most importantly because I want to tell the world what is happening,” Myles the first born to Nicholas and Rachel Muriuki narrated.-Earn opportunity to train-Myles Muriuki (left) and Jadidi Ndambuki posing for a photograph. The two will be Kenya’s ambassodors at the 2018 Football for Friendship Tournament in Russia. Photo/AMOS ABUGAThe tournament will also be beneficial to the youngsters as the footballer will get an opportunity to be trained by some of the world best coaches and for the aspiring Journalist Myles, he will be guided further on how to tell his story and become  a better scribe.According to development coach Stanely Achima who has handled Jadidi from an early age, he describes the youngster as an extremely talented footballer and a good leader of the game.“His dribbling capabilities are a joy to watch, offensively  he scores a lot of goal and also  creates so many more  for the school’s under 12 team, he also falls back to help the team when we are under pressure. I have no doubt he will go far,” Achima who was part of the selecting committee lengthened.The Chairman of the Board of Directors of PJSC Gazprom Victor Zubkov, has good feelings about the tournament that will be marking its sixth edition.“F4F is supported by 211 countries and regions! For the very first time, young athletes from all parts of the world where football is played will meet on the same field. We live in an age where people all over the world seek to unite behind the principles of equality and respect for each other,” Zubkov noted.The tournament will bring together 32 International Teams of Friendship athletes of different nationalities, different genders and different physical abilities to play in one team.The age of players is 12. Each International mixed Team of Friendship will be trained by Young Coaches – football players of 14-16years from different countries.The tournament will run from 8-15 June 2018 and the youngsters will also have the opportunity to watch the opening ceremony of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the first match pitting host Russia and Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki, Stadium in Moscow.-By Amos Abuga-0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more