first_img continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The House Financial Services Committee will mark up Rep. Jeb Hensarling’s (R-Texas) Financial CHOICE Act (H.R. 10) starting Tuesday at 10 a.m. (ET). CUNA sent a letter to the committee during a hearing on the bill last week, outlining positive aspects, concerns and additional suggestions, and will submit a letter for the markup.The markup could stretch out over several days, and CUNA will remain engaged as amendments are offered and voted on. CUNA will be paying particular attention to the CHOICE Act language concerning CUNA-backed repeal of the Durbin amendment.The Durbin amendment requires the Federal Reserve to limit fees charged to retailers for debit card processing. A provision in the CHOICE Act would repeal the Durbin amendment.CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan says CUNA is expecting an amendment to strike Durbin repeal language from the CHOICE Act.“We will strongly oppose this amendment if it is offered, and are working with league partners and credit unions to make sure members of the committee understand that this is a very important issue for credit unions,” Donovan said. “We strongly oppose any amendments that strike the Durbin repeal language.”last_img read more

first_img“Fundamental to the proposal to reform the system of AP funds, tabled at the start of the new millennium, was the principle that responsibility for the management of this buffer fund capital was to be strictly separated from the government,” she added.The managing director noted that the proposed National Pension Fund Board, would introduce “considerable risk” that management of the remaining three funds would be subject to political control, as government could decide matters of administration, while the board could set overall cost ceilings for asset management.Halvarsson is not the only AP fund head to come out against the reforms.Mats Andersson, managing director of AP4, previously warned the reforms could “destroy” the buffer fund system, and echoed concerns about political interference.The chair of the 2012 Buffer Fund Inquiry, Mats Langfensjö, also criticised the proposals, telling IPE they removed the system’s “strongest competitive advantage” as long-term investors and risked seeing the funds becoming index trackers.Halvarsson nonetheless said that she would spend “considerable effort” in responding to the government’s proposals.But she added: “Given the considerable professional competence and expertise possessed by the Second AP Fund, I am already sceptical as to whether the extensive, costly and risky changes proposed are really necessary to creating the best possible conditions for the future development of the national pension system. The head of AP2 has branded the proposed restructuring of Sweden’s buffer fund expensive and risky, questioning whether the reform will produce the desired outcome.Eva Halvarsson, managing director of the SEK306.5bn (€Xbn) fund, expressed surprise at a number of reform proposals announced by the government earlier this summer, when it confirmed the long-expected closure of AP6 and a second, yet-undecided buffer fund.Writing in the fund’s half yearly report, which saw AP2 return 5.2%, Halvarsson said she welcomed the admission that investment regulations should be relaxed and that at least one of the three remaining funds would be based in Gothenburg, but took issue with other elements of the proposal.“What worries me, however, is the proposed formation of a new AP Fund committee, raising the increased risk of political control over investment activities that this implies.last_img read more

first_imgWho: Wisconsin vs. Miami (Ohio)When: Saturday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m. CTWhere: Camp Randall Stadium. Madison, WisconsinTV: ESPNU (Clay Matvick, John Congemi)Radio: Badger Sports Network (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas, Mark Tauscher) The Wisconsin football team dropped out of the Associated Press’ top-25 rankings after their lackluster performance against Alabama last Saturday.They’ll look to creep back into the rankings with a drubbing of Mid-America Conference opponent Miami (Ohio) this Saturday at 11 a.m. at Camp Randall Stadium.Wisconsin junior running back Corey Clement, who saw limited action against Alabama (eight rushes, 16 yards) because of a groin injury said earlier this week he will play Saturday.UW head coach Paul Chryst said fifth-year senior Michael Caputo, who suffered a concussion against Alabama, cleared protocol and can play Saturday.If the Badgers open up a big lead, though, it will be interesting to see how the coaching staff manages arguably their most important players’ minutes.Saturday will mark the first time Chryst coaches a regular season game as the head coach of the Badgers.Miami (Ohio), 1-0Miami head coach Chuck Martin is in his second season at the helm for the Redhawks, who are coming off a down year in 2014, when they went 2-10.They’re already halfway there this season, as they are coming off a 26-17 victory over Presbyterian College, their first season-opening win since 2007. Quarterback Drew Kummer completed 14 of 19 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start. Wisconsin and Miami have never met before. Miami isn’t unfamiliar with the Big Ten, though. The Redhawks took on Michigan last season and fell 34-10.A weakness for Miami is their youth. Of the 110 players listed on their roster, 62 are either freshman or redshirt freshman.last_img read more

first_imgGranit Xhaka sealed the win for the Gunners in the 60th minute after Alexandre Lacazette set him up.Pep Guardiola’s City reached the Wembley showpiece the previous evening by beating Championship side Bristol City 3-2 in the second leg of their tie and 5-3 over the two legs, staying on course for an unprecedented quadruple.The Belgian screams with delight as he celebrates in front of the distraught Arsenal fans at the Emirates Stadium. Photo/DAILY MAILArsene Wenger was unable to field the cup-tied Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who joined the club from Manchester United earlier this week in a swap deal with Alexis Sanchez moving in the other direction while Ross Barkley made his debut for Chelsea as a first-half substitute.The victory is a major boost for Wenger in a week when the club, facing a struggle to qualify for the Champions League, lost Sanchez, arguably their most devastating attacking player.Wenger has an outstanding record in the FA Cup with Arsenal — even though they crashed out of this season’s competition earlier this month — but has never won the League Cup, which he has often used to blood young players.Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, missing Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas, had the better of the first half and had already had a goal ruled out for offside by the time Eden Hazard opened the scoring in the seventh minute after Pedro released him through the middle.Rudiger and Andreas Christensen stand stranded in their own penalty box after watching Arsenal level up the cup tie. Photo/DAILY MAILBut Arsenal levelled just minutes later after a bizarre Antonio Rudiger own goal. Nacho Monreal headed powerfully goalwards from a corner, which then took a double deflection off Marcos Alonso and then Rudiger, leaving Willy Caballero flat-footed in the Chelsea goal.Willian was forced off before half an hour and Conte threw on former Everton player Barkley for his Chelsea debut.A rejuvenated Arsenal started the second period on the front foot and edged in front in the two-legged tie when Granit Xhaka reacted quickly to prod home a deflected Alexandre Lacazette cross with about half an hour to go.Alex Iwobi had a golden chance to seal the win with about a quarter of an hour to go but Caballero made a fine save to keep Chelsea in the tie.It was the fourth time the clubs had met this season, with all four previous matches ending in draws, including 0-0 in the first leg.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Alexandre Lacazette was quick to join his team-mate and goalscorer Xhaka after Arsenal completed the turnaround. Photo/DAILY MAILLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 24 – Arsenal will face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final after coming a goal down to edge out Chelsea 2-1 in the semi-final second leg at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.Eden Hazard sent Chelsea ahead in the seventh minute before Antonio Ruediger gifted Arsenal the equalizer after scoring an own goal in the 12th minute to see both sides head to the break held 1-1.last_img read more

first_imgMcKinleyville >> The Big 5 league opener for both the Fortuna and McKinleyville volleyball teams turned out to look more like a playoff game.The Panthers forced a fifth set after overcoming a two-frame deficit, but it was the Huskies that came out on top, winning 3-2 (28-26, 25-19, 20-25, 21-25 and 15-7) Thursday at McKinleyville High School.The win marks the first time Fortuna has beat McKinleyville in four years and for head coach Lynsey Adams it means a lot.“Any win for our team is a big …last_img read more

first_imgA gracious good Monday morning to you, 49ers and Raiders fans. FiveThirtyEight has a bucket of ice water it would like to dump over your heads.Sorry to kill the buzz from one of the best pro football Sundays in Bay Area history. The 49ers rallied from 16-0 to beat Arizona 36-26, with Jimmy Garoppolo becoming the third quarterback in team history to throw for 400 yards and four touchdowns, joining a couple of old-timers named Montana and Young.Across the inlet, the Raiders beat the Bengals …last_img read more

first_img6. The Film LookThe Film Look is a YouTube channel dedicated to helping new filmmakers achieve the “film look.” Founded by indie filmmakers Rob and Rich, this channel specializes in DIY camera rigs and micro-budget tricks and tips on shooting. They also put together the incredibly helpful series, The Indie Film Sound Guide. In this video, you’ll see how they shoot so many of their own videos using a DIY overhead shooting rig.Follow The Film Look: YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram 10. PremiumBeatYou know I had to plug this, right? Here at PremiumBeat, we are seriously increasing our YouTube presence with a ton of new tutorials on filmmaking, video production, video editing, motion graphics, color grading, and much more. We also post about our latest free assets for your to download — like transitions, LUTs, SFX, and wedding video assets.On our YouTube channel, you will see our staff writers showing you how to pull off some tricks in Premiere Pro, After Effects, and FCPX. You’ll also see plenty from our great contributors. Mark Vargo, ASC can show you how to tie knots and coil cables. Lewis McGregor offers up tips on practical lighting setups. Jason Boone can offer the latest workflow tips for video editors. We try to cover everything you need.Follow PremiumBeat: YouTube Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Blog 8. Peter McKinnonPeter McKinnon is skyrocketing in popularity with his helpful tips on shooting videos and photos. He also has very helpful tutorials on working in Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Lightroom.While some of his hacks may seem too risky — you may end up breaking your gear — some tips are really great for the low-budget shooter. He also offers some great topics, like additional gear you will need on location.Follow Peter McKinnon: YouTube Twitter Instagram Subscribe to these 10 YouTube channels on filmmaking, video editing, and production. They’re all better than film school!Top image via Shutterstock / Cinecom.There’s nothing better than learning about video by watching videos. We’ve already covered 16 must-follow channels that you’ve certainly already subscribed to. Those roundups include all the big names you already know, like Film Riot, Philip Bloom, Ugly McGregor, Sam and Niko, and Cinematography Database. You can find the old roundups here:9 Great YouTube Channels for Filmmakers7 More YouTube Channels for Filmmakers and VideographersBut what are the new up-and-coming channels as well as those that may have slipped under your radar? We’ve rounded up ten of the best YouTube channels for filmmaking and video editing.1. Cinecom.netCinecom is an all-encompassing video production and video editing YouTube channel. Founded and expertly hosted by Jordy Vanderput, the channel will show you tips on using your gear, as well as tutorials for Premiere Pro and After Effects.Recently, Cinecom has turned out a bunch of fun tutorials inspired by music videos like the camera shake in “HUMBLE” by Kendrick Lamar and this video on creating animated scribbles in Premiere Pro inspired by “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars.Follow Justin OdishoJustin Odisho is a machine that puts out a new tutorial every single day. His best tutorials focus on Premiere Pro and After Effects, where you will learn about the most popular transitions and effects appearing in trending videos.What’s so great is that you can pull off many of the effects he talks about natively without using plug-ins.Follow Justin Odisho: YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Snapchat 4. Kai WAfter his departure from Digital Rev, Kaiman Wong has started his own YouTube channel, bringing you his same charm and charisma with uncensored opinions and reviews of the latest gear.Here you will find out about the latest cameras, lenses, drones, and phones. You’ll also learn some tips and tricks for shooting better video and stills.Follow Kai W: YouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram Snapchat 7. kaptainkristianKaptainkristian is one of the best YouTube video essayists. Alongside Tony Zhou’s Every Frame a Painting (listed in a previous roundup), Kristian Williams’s videos dive into history and theory in well-executed short films. In the kaptainkristian channel, you will find fantastic video essays on animation, filmmaking, VFX, and comics. This channel currently sits at 25 video essays with nearly 400K subscribers, so you know you are getting quality over quantity. One of my personal favorites is the look behind the animation of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, where you will see incredible behind-the-scenes footage and learn all about the animation process — which didn’t occur until live production had wrapped.Follow kaptainkristian: YouTube Twitter Patreoncenter_img 5. RocketStockIf you read our blog often, you’ve probably seen us share plenty of tutorials from RocketStock. Initially a marketplace for After Effects templates, RocketStock has expanded into video element packs, selling large collections of light leaks, lens flares, and more. Not only do I recommend subscribing to their YouTube channel, you should also check out the RocketStock blog and download their monthly free assets.Their YouTube channel is pretty heavily focused on After Effects tutorials, of which nearly all use native effects so you don’t need additional plugins. You will learn how to recreate movie titles and VFX — and learn some helpful tricks for better motion graphics.Follow RocketStock: YouTube Website Facebook Twitter 3. AputureYou may know Aputure for their amazing and affordable lights and accessories, but the company also puts out some killer tutorials in their Four-Minute Film School series. In this series of short videos, you’ll learn everything from lighting setups, cinematography tips, microphone positions, and more.In this example, you will see the A-team breakdown six shots for filming in cars. Not only to they talk about examples, they show you camera placement with lens suggestions, as well as how to direct your lights.Follow Aputure: YouTube Website Facebook Twitter Instagram 9. Film Freak (Zach Ramelan)Film Freak is the brainchild of Zach Ramelan — a filmmaker, editor, and motion designer whiz kid we are thrilled to have as a PremiumBeat contributor. His channel is a mix of DIY tips, video editing tricks, and more. In this tutorial, Zach will show you how to create audio swells for transitions — much like the ones you’d hear in an Edgar Wright film.Follow Zach Ramelan: YouTube PremiumBeat Did we leave off your favorite YouTube channels? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

first_imgJoshua Pacio. CONTRIBUTED PHOTONo longer the champion this time, Joshua Pacio hopes to use his hunger to one of his advantages in his title rematch against Yosuke Saruta next month in Manila.Pacio looks to regain his confidence too against Saruta, who beat him by split decision to win the ONE strawweight world title two months ago in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “Now I need to focus even more, I need to be more confident,” Pacio said.“From what I saw in our last bout, our confidence was really low, and now we need to be more confident than ever.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe 23-year-old Pacio is determined to redeem himself in the co-main event of ONE: Roots of Honor scheduled on April 12 at Mall of Asia Arena.Pacio insisted he should’ve been awarded the victory in their first fight but he also knows he could’ve done more to have secured the judges’ nod. LATEST STORIES “I hope to showcase the things that I wasn’t able to show last January,” he said.“I need to be more aggressive, especially being the challenger. I’m hungry to prove myself again and bounce back.”There is extra pressure fighting at home but the Team Lakay standout hopes to use it as added motivation.“It’s pretty much the same. I’m excited and even more motivated because the rematch will happen here in the Philippines,” Pacio shared.“I must admit that there’s a bit of an added pressure on my part to perform, but at the same time, the hunger and the will to win far outweighs that.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READcenter_img Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Kevin Belingon recalls earning ‘Silencer’ moniker, aims to make more noise in Japan card 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash View commentslast_img read more

first_imgBorn on December 6, 1988, Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja, commonly known as Ravindra Jadeja, has been one of the brilliant finds of Indian cricket and match-winner for the country on several Test cricket occasions.Special 29th birthday giftRavindra Jadeja’s 29th birthday brought him a lucky gift in the form of a huge success wicket this morning — yes, we are talking about the win over Sri Lanka in the third Test match.13 facts about the world-class spinner that you JUST CAN’T MISS!1. His father Anirudh– who he reportedly was very scared of — wanted him to become an Army officer, but we all know where his interest lay 2. The trauma of his mother’s accidental death in 2005 almost made him quit cricket3. Jadeja made his first Under-19 appearance for India in 2005 at the age of 16, was picked the year after for playing the 2006 World Cup, and thereafter steered his bowling journey4. His all-round performance — 42 wickets and 739 runs — in the 2008-2009 Ranji Trophy earned him the national call5. The Saurashtra left-hander was selected vice-captain of the victorious Indian Under-19 cricket team that won the World Cup in 20086. In late 2009, Jadeja made his ODI debut when he took Yusuf Pathan’s place and was awarded the Man of the Match award for hauling 4 wickets7. His Test debut came in 2012, against England8. At the young age of 23, he became the 8th player in history and the 1st one from India to score 3 first-class triple centuries:1st: 2011 against Orissa2nd: 2012 against Gujarat3rd: 2012 against Railways9. In the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, he was the highest wicket taker which won him the Golden Ball, and also world number 1 spot in the ICC ODI bowlers’ rankings in the same yearadvertisement10. Jadeja’s contributions in India’s 4-0 test series victory over Australia in February and March 2013 were praised in the media, with Sunil Gavaskar calling him ‘one of the architects of the win’11. Jadeja was bought by the Gujarat Lions in the 2016 IPL Players’ Auction for Rs 9.5 crores12. On January 22, 2017, Jadeja became the first Indian left-arm spinner to take 150 ODI wickets, when he dismissed Sam Billings at Eden Gardens, Kolkata13. In March 2017, he became the top-ranked bowler of the world — leaving behind Ravichandran Ashwin, who had held that position for a long timeInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgDeputy Director General of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), Richard Thompson, says Jamaica should benefit from its End-to-End Supply Chain Management Workshop, currently under way at its Haining Road office, in Kingston.In an interview with JIS News, Mr. Thompson said the main focus of the workshop is around disaster relief chain management.“It looks at how you move goods from one point to persons who are impacted by disasters. So, it looks at the humanitarian relief response. The workshop is geared towards persons in the risk management arena, mainly logisticians, but you do have emergency management personnel being in the workshop and risk management specialists,” Mr. Thompson said.The four-day workshop, which began on Tuesday, January 22, is a collaborative effort of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the ODPEM.It is exploring areas of disaster relief chain management to include logistics planning, distribution, packaging and the monitoring and tracking of relief items after a disaster. The participants will also visit the Kingston port and receive first-hand experience of packaging and distribution logistics.“The training is being delivered as part of CDEMA’s Regional Training Centre Programme, which looks at the needs of our participating states and addresses those needs based on what is being expressed. This series of End-to-End Supply Chain Management Workshops is part of our 2018/19 work plan being rolled out in four subregional focal points. We have representation from three other countries within the Jamaican subregion – Haiti, Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas,” Workshop presenter and CDEMA’s Communication and Education Specialist, Clive Murray, told JIS News.Subregional focal points (SRFPs) are key elements of the CARICOM regional disaster response system, and Jamaica has lead responsibility for immediate response within its subregion. The four SRFPs of the CDEMA system are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago.Along with regional participants, the workshop is also being attended by key players in local disaster response, such as the Parish Disaster Coordinators from municipal corporations, Disaster Coordinators from the ODPEM and representatives from the Jamaica Defence Force and various ministries of government.The World Food Programme, which has been in partnership with CDEMA since 2007 and has provided logistics support and tangible resources, such as portable mobile warehouses and electricity generators, will be donating the food items brought in for the workshop.“We are going to do a mock distribution which means we will be creating a beneficiary list among the participants and handing out food rations based on the size of that family. The food will not be consumed by the participants but donated to a worthy cause chosen by the ODPEM,” said Supply Chain Manager for the World Food Programme in Barbados, Frank Cawkwell, who is also a facilitator at the workshop.In the meantime, Mr. Thompson said the workshop will also look at the country’s disaster response mechanism and “how we fit, from a logistics standpoint, under the CDEMA framework”.last_img read more