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

Ireland derail England hopes

first_img Jonathan Sexton inspired the reigning champions’ 10th successive victory by producing a masterclass in game management, while his half-back partner Conor Murray also flourished behind an Irish pack that played with furious intent throughout. The only surprise at half-time was that they led by just six points despite having been superior in every department, with Sexton directing operations with calm authority. And the manner in which they ratcheted up the intensity in the third quarter was reminiscent of New Zealand, with Sexton’s vision initiating a try for Robbie Henshaw that established a 19-3 lead. Inside centre Henshaw was named man of the match, but that accolade could easily have gone to Sexton who decorated his display with four penalties and a conversion. England were over-run for lengthy spells of the second half and apart from a characteristic fightback in the final quarter, there was little to applaud in a chastening afternoon. They had been out-thought and out-muscled in a loss that has worrying implications for their hopes of mounting a meaningful challenge at the World Cup and reduced their stirring victory over Wales in Cardiff three weeks ago to a distant memory. In contrast, Ireland have confirmed their position as the dominant force in European rugby and their coronation for a second year in succession surely awaits on March 21, with only Wales and Scotland capable of halting their march to a Grand Slam. The reputation of their head coach Joe Schmidt continues to soar and the Kiwi will have savoured this result and performance, having stated before the game that the 13th win of his 16 matches at the helm would be his most treasured achievement. Schmidt may have to plan for the final two rounds without his bulldozing openside Sean O’Brien, however, as the biggest match of the 2015 Six Nations inevitably witnessed a significant concussion incident. O’Brien was struck when tackled by Billy Vunipola, rising to his feet before lurching back over on to the turf as if drunk. Once regaining composure with the team doctor in attendance, he departed to bring his afternoon to an end. England collapsed to an alarming 19-9 defeat by Ireland as their pursuit of a first RBS 6 Nations title under Stuart Lancaster derailed spectacularly at the Aviva Stadium. England had been braced for an early onslaught and the reigning champions did not disappoint, with two Sexton penalties nudging them into a 6-0 lead with only eight minutes on the clock. Mere inches separated them from a try as they launched waves of attacks from a pair of five-metre scrums, but the visitors’ defence was strong. Luther Burrell carried hard as England bristled in response, finding reward in the form of a drop goal by George Ford, although the Bath fly-half then pulled a long-range penalty wide. Wing Simon Zebo plucked a bomb from the air despite being surrounded by white shirts, but Ireland suffered a setback with O’Brien’s removal from the game. A tense first half continued with the champions in the ascendency, employing their kicking game to good effect and winning the collisions. Burrell was dumped in his own 22 and Sexton sent opposite number Ford hurtling backwards in the tackle, but the Lions fly-half could only land one of the ensuing penalties. The pressure continued and Ireland began to expand their game, looking for width more often as England struggled to escape their 22 until smart thinking from Jack Nowell swept them out of danger. Brilliant work from Alex Goode, who collected the ball from behind his own posts and broke free, rescued England before Anthony Watson found space only to fling out a wild pass. Ireland’s execution during the passage of play that led to Henshaw’s try was a lesson in efficiency that would have made the All Blacks proud. Sexton capitalised on a turnover by chipping into the corner, Watson was collared and green shirts piled over at the ruck to win the ball back for a second time. Having pounded at the English defence, it became Murray’s turn to kick and with the ball hanging in the air Goode was out-jumped by Henshaw, who touched down with Sexton converting Two penalties by Ford gave England a glimmer of hope, but that was extinguished amid Ireland’s determination to keep their line intact as the Red Rose slumped to their first defeat of the Championship to leave their title hopes hanging by a thread. Press Associationlast_img read more

No. 6 Syracuse can’t complete comeback in 3-2 overtime loss against No. 7 North Carolina

first_imgDown a goal, Syracuse pushed its offense, hunting for an equalizer. The Orange earned a penalty corner as time expired. If North Carolina cleared the ball, the game would end.But the first two corners ended in penalties, re-upping the Orange’s chances for a game-tying goal. On the third attempt, junior back Roos Weers said, SU changed its plan of attack and finally broke through. Syracuse forced overtime on a game-tying goal.Immediately in seven-on-seven overtime, UNC pressed Syracuse. A minute and 26 seconds into overtime, the Tar Heels’ Eva van’t Hoog found the back of the cage, silencing the crowd and giving No. 7 North Carolina (8-2, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) a 3-2 win over No. 6 Syracuse (8-2, 1-2) on Saturday at J.S Coyne Stadium. Despite rebounding from its worst offensive half of the season to tie, SU couldn’t complete the comeback.“We didn’t really come out with that energy or that hype,” senior midfielder Erin Gillingham said.SU head coach Ange Bradley was made unavailable to comment on the team’s loss.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse tallied only one shot in the first half for the first time since its loss to Connecticut in the 2016 NCAA tournament. The Tar Heels only had four of its own but with no time left in the first half, UNC lined up for a penalty corner. The insertion went to Ashley Hoffman, UNC’s shot leader. Assuming Hoffman would take the shot, SU’s defense flooded to her. Sensing pressure, Hoffman flung the ball back to the inserter, Gab Major, for an easy tap-in.SU came out aggressive in the second half, but again, it was UNC being “clinical,” Weers said. Fifteen minutes into the second frame, van’t Hoog netted her first score of the game from the left side of the arc.SU began to change its attack in response to the two-goal deficit, as Bradley had Lies Lagerweij push up the sideline and attack. Several times, Lagerweij played all the way to arc but couldn’t finish her drives.Lagerweij was made unavailable to comment on the team’s loss.With just over 15 minutes left, Weers ripped a long hit to Elaine Carey behind the UNC defense. Despite relentless pursuit from Hoffman, Carey spun back and slid the ball softly behind goalkeeper Marissa Hendry.The Orange then failed to convert on six penalty corners and only had a handful of shots outside of set pieces. Even when the ball did make it into the arc, Hendry blocked away each Syracuse chance.With 12.9 seconds on the clock, after a video review, SU was awarded a penalty corner. The clock was run to zero before the attempt, but the game would not end until the ball was cleared. After two failed attempts, Syracuse broke through.Rather than Carey pushing the ball to the top of the arc, she hit it harder, giving Lagerweij a new angle to hit from. The senior shuffled to her left a bit and cocked back, unleashing a blast into the back of the net.“We played a different corner than before,” Weers said. “We didn’t go straight from the top.”But before Syracuse couldn’t follow up its back-to-back goals, it was van’t Hoog that put an end to an Orange comeback. Comments Published on September 23, 2017 at 4:23 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Grahamcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Okowa Hails Pinnick’s Re-election As NFF President

first_imgDelta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated, Mr. Amaju Pinnick on his re-election yesterday, as President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).In a statement issued in Asaba by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, Governor Okowa said he wasn’t surprised over the overwhelming victory of Amaju Pinnick in the election given his dedication and contribution to the round leather game in Nigeria, Africa and the world.Okowa noted that Pinnick’s firm belief in revolutionising football administration in Nigeria has paid off in his achievements since he was first elected as NFF President in 2014. “On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I congratulate you, Mr Amaju Pinnick, an illustrious son of Delta State, on your re-election as NFF President”.“Your re-election no doubt is a confirmation of the giant strides and contributions you have made in revolutionising football administration globally, adding, “As a sport–passionate nation, Nigerians are proud of the rich assemblage of visionary and dedicated football administrators in the NFF Executive Committee led by Mr Amaju Pinnick”.“As a state, we are committed to the improvement of schools sports with special focus on football, hence we have reactivated our Headmasters’ and Principals’ cup competitions with the aim of discovering young talents in football and bearing in mind that Delta State is known for its sporting prowess and achievements”.“With the completion of the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba, we are open to partnerships with the NFF and other sport loving organisations to provide a platform which will give further vent to Nigerian football and empower the youths to great career heights.“It is our prayer that your re-election will further lead to the growth of football in Nigeria, Africa and beyond,” the governor stated.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Maigari congratulating Pinnick on his Re-election as NFF President in Katsina.last_img read more