The NCUA has updated its policies on how and when examiners will review a credit union’s audit reports that are prepared by an external auditor, specifying that newly completed audits be sent directly to the examiner from the auditor.This change affects all federally-insured credit unions.The NCUA states that in addition to obtaining the audit report directly from the external auditor, an examiner can also obtain the information by using a secure portal or by conducting a physical inspection of the audit report at an agreed upon time and place.During a NAFCU webcast in February, NCUA Deputy Director of the agency’s Office of Examination and Insurance Tim Segerson provided credit union viewers with an in-depth analysis of what credit unions should expect during an examination and said the agency would be providing additional guidance on this process. A NAFCU Compliance Blog post in February also addressed this topic. continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The impeached, two-time popular vote loser has been hiding in the White House for the past several days (with rare exception) as he contemplates how to face a country that literally danced in the streets at the news of his unseating. In the meantime, he’s been tweeting nonsense and firing people, while his lackeys attempt to delegitimize the election by filing nuisance lawsuits (including racist ones) in multiple states. Control of the U.S. Senate is at stake. We need you to phonebank, textbank and do other crucial work necessary for Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock to win seats in Georgia. Click to find the activity best for you.- Advertisement – We’ve got one last shot at booting Senate Republicans from power in January. Please give $3 right now to send the GOP packing. Here’s the full statement:The members of Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council (GCC) Executive Committee – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Assistant Director Bob Kolasky, U.S. Election Assistance Commission Chair Benjamin Hovland, National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) President Maggie Toulouse Oliver, National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) President Lori Augino, and Escambia County (Florida) Supervisor of Elections David Stafford – and the members of the Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) – Chair Brian Hancock (Unisyn Voting Solutions), Vice Chair Sam Derheimer (Hart InterCivic), Chris Wlaschin (Election Systems & Software), Ericka Haas (Electronic Registration Information Center), and Maria Bianchi (Democracy Works) – released the following statement:“The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history. Right now, across the country, election officials are reviewing and double checking the entire election process prior to finalizing the result.“When states have close elections, many will recount ballots. All of the states with close results in the 2020 presidential race have paper records of each vote, allowing the ability to go back and count each ballot if necessary. This is an added benefit for security and resilience. This process allows for the identification and correction of any mistakes or errors. There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.“Other security measures like pre-election testing, state certification of voting equipment, and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) certification of voting equipment help to build additional confidence in the voting systems used in 2020.“While we know there are many unfounded claims and opportunities for misinformation about the process of our elections, we can assure you we have the utmost confidence in the security and integrity of our elections, and you should too. When you have questions, turn to elections officials as trusted voices as they administer elections.”The statement comes as a growing number of Republicans and prominent right-wingers—from Geraldo Rivera to at least five GOP senators—reluctantly admit that Donald Trump is indeed a one-term president.- Advertisement – x – Advertisement –
ENGIE E&P Norge has awarded WesternGeco two contracts for acquisition and processing of towed 4D seismic data in the production license 153, the Gjøa license, in the northern part of the Norwegian North Sea.The acquisition will be performed with the vessel “WesternGeco Magellan”, and is planned to be completed by the beginning of August.The planned seismic survey is a repetition of a 3D survey acquired over the Engie E&P operated Gjøa field ten years ago.“The main objective for the repeat survey this summer is to observe production effects on the Gjøa field and contribute to an optimised field management strategy.” says asset manager for the Gjøa field Hilde Ådland in ENGIE E&P Norge.The Gjøa field is situated in one of ENGIE E&P’s core areas, and is currently the fifth largest producing field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.WesternGeco mobilization offshore Florø on the western coast of Norway is planned for the beginning of July 2017.In addition, WesternGeco has been awarded the processing of the 4D data, with expected startup mid-august and planned completion Q1 2018. The processing will be performed at their processing facility in Tananger, close to Stavanger in Norway.“The 4D seismic will increase our understanding of the Gjøa reservoir and may help identify potential undrained compartments,” says Ådland.Gjøa is located 60 kilometers west of Florø in Sogn og Fjordane on the west coast of Norway, and is operated with power from shore.License partners in PL153 Gjøa are: ENGIE E&P Norge AS (operator and 30%), Petoro AS (30%), Wintershall Norge AS (20%), Det Norske Shell (12%) and DEA Norge (8%).
Police say an unidentified person dropped off a grenade at a Goodwill Center in Lake Worth.The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office says the bomb squad is investigating if the grenade is live or not and has evacuated the store on Boutwell Road in Lake Worth Beach.The road in front of the store is closed while the bomb squad investigates, the sheriff’s office says.The Goodwill is located at 701 Boutwell Rd Ste B1, Lake Worth, FL 33461.This story is developing.