Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago In a letter to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) Director of Regulatory Affairs Alicia Nealon encouraged the NCUA to use its 2015 Regulatory Review as an opportunity to provide credit unions with regulatory relief.About one-third of the NCUA regulations were addressed in the regulatory review, including regulations field of membership, credit union bylaws, and loan participations, according to the NAFCU. Nealon also attached her organization’s “wish list” for regulatory relief, which contained the “Top 10″ regulations NAFCU wishes to eliminate. The list included Improve the process for credit unions seeking changes to their field of membership and providing more meaningful exemptions for small institutions.”Acknowledging this increasing regulatory burden, NCUA Chairman (Debbie) Matz announced in March 2015 that the agency was ‘committed to making 2015 the year of regulatory relief,'” Nealon wrote. “NAFCU agrees that the agency needs to focus on ways to provide much-needed relief to credit unions, many of whom are struggling to survive in a post-Dodd-Frank environment characterized by overwhelming compliance burdens.”In the letter, Nealon expressed concerns about the plans of the Financial Accounting Standards Board to finalize a new standard for the financial reporting of credit losses. The new standard would require credit unions to artificially increase their balance sheet allowances and reduce capital available to them, according to NAFCU. Nealon also related the suggestions made by NAFCU as to executive compensation, designation of low income status, fixed assets, capital adequacy, investment and deposit actitivies, and credit union mergers.Nealon suggested the following regulatory updates in her letter:Streamlining the process of applying for Field of Membership expansions or conversions, and removing the non-statutory requirements that impose limitations on community charters based on geography and populationGiving credit unions more flexibility to modernizing the federal credit union bylawsIncreasing the clarity in loan participation regulations, in order to encourage more credit unions to utilize loan participationsNealon also shared NAFCU’s suggestions relating to executive compensation, designation of low-income status, fixed-assets, capital adequacy, investment and deposit activities, and credit union mergers. NAFCU Exhorts NCUA to Use Recent Review as the Basis for Regulatory Relief Tagged with: Credit Unions Dodd-Frank Regulatory Relief August 4, 2015 929 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Credit Unions Dodd-Frank Regulatory Relief 2015-08-04 Brian Honea Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Previous: Y2K and CU… Is the Sky Falling? Next: Increased Inventory and Demand Indicate a Healthier Housing Market About Author: Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / NAFCU Exhorts NCUA to Use Recent Review as the Basis for Regulatory Relief Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe
The Batesville Lady Bulldogs improved to 2-0 on the season with another lopsided 12-0 victory over the host Rushville Lady Lions.Batesville scored early and often during the first half taking an 11-0 lead into halftime. Scoring for the Lady Bulldogs in the first half were Georgia Gratz (3), Carlie Werner (2), Denise Davalos, Hailey Mohr, Lauren Gutzwiller, Ashlyn Czerniak, Ellie Cassidy, and an own goal to round out the scoring.In the second half, the Lady Bulldogs focused on possession and only attempted 1 shot which resulted in a goal from distance by Chloe Saler. Batesville’s defense recording their second shutout of the season. The outstanding defensive effort was led by Cassidy, Abbey Prickel, Lily Meyer, Olive Cerniglia, and Ellie Waechter in goal.The Lady Bulldogs are back in action next Thursday as they host the Greensburg Lady Pirates.Box Score. Scoring Stats. Gratz – 3 goals, 3 assists; Werner – 2 goals, 3 assists; Davalos – 1 goal; Gutzwiller – 1 goal; Czerniak – 1 goal, 1 assist; Cassidy – 1 goal; Mohr – 1 goal, 1 assist; Saler – 1 goal; GK Stats; Waechter – 2 saves; Wonnell – 2 saves.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Laker.
THIS WEEKEND ON AM-1300 KGLO:= FRIDAYPostponed — Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit= SATURDAY12:30 pre-game, 1:10 first pitch — Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit6:30 pre-game, 7:00 faceoff — NCAA men’s hockey national championship — Minnesota-Duluth vs. Massachusetts= SUNDAY12:30 pre-game, 1:10 first pitch — Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit IOWA CITY — Iowa freshman guard Joe Wieskamp announced Thursday that he has submitted paperwork for entry into the 2019 NBA Draft in order to test the process.Wieskamp plans to go through the process without an agent. Student-athletes wishing to return to school can do so by withdrawing from the draft by May 29.Wieskamp says his dream has always been to play in the NBA, and he wants to do everything he can to turn that dream into a reality whenever that may be. He says he’s excited to gain feedback and learn from the process.Wieskamp, a native of Muscatine, ranked fourth in team scoring (11.1 ppg), second in rebounding (4.9 rpg), and third in steals (31). One of five players voted to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team, he ranked second in the Big Ten in 3-point accuracy (.424, 59-of-139), which ranks second all-time among Iowa freshmen behind Jake Kelly (.435, 30-of-69).Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery says Wieskamp should take advantage of the opportunity and that they fully support his decision. He says the rule is a positive one for those in pursuit of their professional careers. McCaffery says they’ve had players in the past go through the process, all of whom found it beneficial in gathering information through workouts and interviews from NBA personnel, and that they’ll assist Wieskamp throughout the process. MASON CITY — North Iowa Bulls associate head coach Kevin Murdock has been hired to be the new head coach of the Kenai River Brown Bears of the North American Hockey League. Murdock spent three years with the Bulls program, helping the Bulls to 119 regular season and post-season wins. More than 40 Bulls players and alumni in the last three years have moved on to college and NAHL programs, including several who have reached the NCAA Division I ranks. Murdock was named on Thursday as the Alaska-based hockey team’s new head coach, taking over for Josh Petrich, who spent two years as the Brown Bears’ head coach. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have postponed their series opener against the Detroit Tigers because of wintry weather, opting for a doubleheader next month.The Twins announced Thursday afternoon they were calling off Friday night’s game, a decision made about 28 hours before the scheduled first pitch. The region was blanketed by wet snow, heavy winds and icy roads. The storm was forecast to move out before Friday night, but the temperature was predicted to be in the mid-30s.With dry but chilly afternoons on tap for Saturday and Sunday, when the two teams are also set to play, the Twins rescheduled the Friday game for May 11 in the form of a split day-night doubleheader. The Tigers were already scheduled for a three-game visit to Target Field that weekend.The Twins (6-4) were off Thursday, and the weather handed them a sixth day off over the first 16 days of the season, the most in the major leagues. Michael Pineda was scheduled to start Friday, opposite Daniel Norris of the Tigers (8-5).Last season, a mid-April snowstorm in Minnesota wiped out three straight games for the Twins against the Chicago White Sox, and the Twins had four postponements over their initial 10-game homestand. IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeye baseball team opens a three game Big Ten series at Purdue tonight. The Hawkeyes are 5-4 in the league race and take on a Purdue team that has lost four straight in conference play. Iowa coach Rick Heller says the conditions will be good for the Boilermakers.With cold conditions and the wind blowing in runs should be at a premium.Iowa is 18-13 overall. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the Minnesota Timberwolves wound down the second half of their schedule that was as dull as the first part was dramatic, they were outspoken in their desire to establish a healthier and steadier environment. They’re determined to confine the 2019-20 excitement to contention for the playoffs, not off-the-court issues. After their first postseason appearance in 14 years in 2017-18, the Timberwolves were absent again this spring. The top offseason priority will be hiring a new basketball boss. NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty acquired guard Tanisha Wright from Minnesota on Thursday in a deal that also included Las Vegas and Atlanta.The Liberty sent their second-round pick in the 2020 draft to the Lynx in exchange for guard Tanisha Wright. New York also sent guard Sugar Rogers to Las Vegas for the Aces’ second round pick in 2020, and the Aces traded Nia Coffey to Atlanta.Wright averaged 4.3 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists for Minnesota last year. She spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons with New York after 10 years with Seattle. MASON CITY — Mason City High senior Dawson Wedeking has signed to play baseball at NIACC. Wedeking says he chose to become a Trojan because he was able to watch the team the last few years.Wedeking hopes he can contribute right away to the NIACC squad.NIACC coach Travis Hergert says he’s excited about Wedeking offensively and says he’ll be a hard worker.Wedeking in his junior season hit .292 with two homers and 18 runs batted in. He had a .410 on-base percentage with a .458 slugging percentage.