Committee vote expected today on CHOICE Act

first_img continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The House Financial Services Committee is expected to vote on the Financial CHOICE Act (H.R. 10) today after it concludes its third day of mark-up. Thus far, no democratic amendments have been adopted to the bill, which is expected to pass the committee along party lines.A manager’s amendment offered by committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, which retained the NAFCU-backed provision for repeal of the Durbin interchange amendment, is expected to be adopted before final passage.NAFCU will keep members apprised of today’s vote on the bill. If the bill passes, it will be sent to the full House and await action there.Throughout discussions of the bill yesterday, Democratic members of the committee raised numerous amendments aimed at stripping out various provisions of the bill, though none were approved.In addition to Durbin amendment repeal, the CHOICE Act contains numerous other NAFCU-sought measures, including one requiring regulatory agencies to improve their cost-benefit analyses and better tailor regulations to the size of regulated institutions. It would also, as urged by NAFCU, preserve the NCUA Board’s current three-member structure and mandate agency budget transparency.last_img read more

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars on Jan. 1 card at Arizona Speedway

first_imgGrandstand admission is $15 for adults and seniors and free for kids ages 11 and under. Pit passes are $35 for adults, $10 for kids ages 7-12 and free for six and under. QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. – The first green flag of the 2020 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season flies Wednesday, Jan. 1 at Arizona Speedway.  A 40-lap feature for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars is on the program for the ninth annual New Year’s Day special. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region and E3 Spark Plugs Arizona State points will be awarded.center_img Pit gates open at 10 a.m., the grandstand opens at 11 a.m. and racing is at noon. last_img read more

Spurs battle back for victory

first_img Press Association Former Arsenal man Samir Nasri looked as if he was going to inflict another damaging defeat on Andre Villas-Boas’ men when he put City ahead in the first half. Despite the return of Gareth Bale, Spurs struggled to get in to the game. They lacked cohesion and spirit for most of the game, but they scored three goals in eight minutes through Clint Dempsey, Jermain Defoe and Bale to claim a famous victory which means Manchester United will win the title on Monday night if they beat strugglers Aston Villa. The early signs were good for Spurs. Amid a vibrant atmosphere in north London, Bale jinked past two defenders and fired a swirling shot which Joe Hart needed two attempts to gather. The atmosphere soon turned sour though when City opened the scoring. With just over four minutes on the clock, Carlos Tevez stretched the Spurs back four and picked out James Milner, who fed Nasri and he slotted home with a cushioned volley. Hugo Lloris had to be at his best to deny Edin Dzeko and Tevez in quick succession, but Spurs then went up the other end and thought they should have had a penalty when Michael Dawson’s header struck Gareth Barry’s arm, but referee Lee Mason waved play on. Dempsey had a golden opportunity to equalise just before the break but he headed over from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s corner. Tottenham’s push for an equaliser looked destined for failure until the 75th minute. City backed off Bale and he whipped a low teasing cross which Dempsey converted from close range. The goal lifted Tottenham’s spirits and they threw everything at City. The tactic paid off when Defoe, who had been on the pitch for just seven minutes, latched on to Lewis Holtby’s through-ball and curled a brilliant shot past Hart. A carnival atmosphere broke out inside White Hart Lane and the roof nearly came off moments later when Bale killed the game off by lifting the ball over Hart after a brilliant through-ball from Tom Huddlestone. center_img Tottenham’s Champions League hopes received a huge shot in the arm after they staged a stunning comeback to win 3-1 which left Manchester City on the brink of relinquishing their Barclays Premier League crown.last_img read more

Dodgers’ Hernandez doing well in Kendrick’s absence

first_img“Just getting a little more consistent at-bats, it’s a little easier for me to stay consistent,” Hernandez said, downplaying his recent torrid stretch.Hernandez is also tearing apart left-handed pitching, batting a National League-leading .411 (23 for 56) against southpaws.Hernandez has also found different ways to break into the lineup, starting 10 times at second base, 11 times at shortstop, eight starts in center field, five starts in left field and even one start in right field.“I really believe I can play every day,” Hernandez said. “It’s really up to whatever team I’m with and whatever that teams needs from me.“I can only control what I can control, and that’s what I do on the field.”Hernandez has also sought out advice from veteran shortstop Jimmy Rollins as he tries to hone his craft and become a viable everyday option.“Kike talks to me. I don’t talk to him, I try to run away,” Rollins said, laughing. “When you play with a guy up the middle, you have to have a relationship with him. You’ve got to talk to him about situations and different things about the game.“He’s a guy who wants to learn. His skill is very great. When he’s in there, he’s doing the job, he’s doing what’s expected of him. He makes plays, he’s smart and he doesn’t make mistakes. If you do that, you’ll find yourself thriving when your number is called.”Crawford gets nodSo why did outfielder Carl Crawford get the start against Reds left-hander David Holmberg?Mattingly said it was two-fold. Not only is Crawford swinging a hot bat, but outfielder Scott Van Slyke — the normal option against left-handers — was feeling sick.“Scott’s not doing too well. He’s a little under the weather,” Mattingly said. “Carl’s also starting to look like himself again. He looks like he’s getting hot.”VIDEO: Don Mattingly talks about starting Carl Crawford against a left-handed pitcherAlsoThe Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation dedicated its first universally accessible field for children with disabilities with the new Dodgers Dreamfield at Baldwin Recreation Center in Los Angeles. Clayton Kershaw and his wife Ellen, Adrian Gonzalez and his wife Betsy, Joc Pederson and his brother Champ and Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten attended the dedication. It was the 38th Dodgers Dreamfield. … Eight members of the SoldierCare Project participated in ceremonial first-pitch ceremonies. SoldierCare Project is a Studio City-based humanitarian and non-political outreach to wounded and PSTD veterans across the country. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “He’s been really good,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “(President of Baseball Operations) Andrew (Friedman) and I were talking the other day. When you talk about all the things he can do, you almost automatically throw him into that utility role, and it’s unfair. “Kike looks like a guy right now who can play every day.”VIDEO: Watch Don Mattingly break down Kike Hernandez’s recent hot streakFinally getting regular playing time, Hernandez is showing surprising pop, steadiness at the plate and a flair in the field at a myriad of positions.Hernandez recorded a career-high tying three hits for the second consecutive game on Friday night and is batting .469 (15 for 32) with three doubles, two homers and five RBIs in his last 13 games since July 24 entering Saturday’s game.center_img Sometimes baseball players can be typecast, much like actors who repeatedly get cast for similar roles.When Kike Hernandez came to the Dodgers in an off-season deal with the Miami Marlins, he was billed as a super utility player who made the biggest splash by implementing the fan favorite “Rally Banana.”Turns out all Hernandez needed was an opportunity.Since Howie Kendrick sustained a hamstring injury Sunday, Hernandez has made six straight starts and is seeing his stock rise rapidly.last_img read more

Free Suicide Intervention course to take place in Letterkenny

first_imgThe Doorway Project is a community organisation managed by a voluntary committee based in Letterkenny, mainly working in training and education for people of all ages, youth, and childcare. The Doorway Project Education Centre will be hosting ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training); a free two-day skill building workshop in suicide first-aid.During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. ASIST was developed in 1983 and has been taken by over 1,000,000 people worldwide.It will take place at the Doorway Project at No. 6 Meadowbank, Letterkenny on Tuesday 18th January and Wednesday 19th January from 9.30am – 5pm.For further information/book a place contact 0867831376 or email [email protected] You can also call in to No.6 Meadowbank, Long Lane, Letterkenny.You can find out more about The Doorway Project by visiting their website or Facebook. To find out more about ASIST you can click here.Free Suicide Intervention course to take place in Letterkenny was last modified: January 7th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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) Tags:Asistletterkennythe doorway projectlast_img read more