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Could the SBA be a TIP charter?

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr One cause near and dear to the hearts of many credit unions is to comprehensively support their local communities. One way credit unions can do this is to partner with small businesses and employees of small businesses to offer account origination and lending options. By adding individual members and business accounts from small businesses, credit unions can facilitate community engagement and support local economies.According to the US Small Business Administration (SBA), approximately 30.2M small businesses employ 48.9 million people. In 2016, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council valued small business loans less than $100,000 at $82.6B. With the number of banks decreasing steadily, the opportunity for credit unions to work with the small business market is ripe for the taking.Recognizing the unique opportunity small business presents to credit unions, the NCUA issued a memorandum of understanding with the SBA to provide credit unions with the resources to better understand and serve the small business market. This partnership includes the SBA guaranty program, with more than 200 credit unions participating.The sheer number of small businesses and their employees paired with increased lending market demand, and an SBA/NCUA partnership, there is no reason not institute a small business trade, industry, or profession (TIP) charter designation.last_img read more

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PREMIUMIllegal abortion clinic reveals high demand amid shortage of formal facilities

first_imgFacebook Topics : Forgot Password ? Linkedin abortion abortion-laws Jakarta-police health clinics LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here The illegal clinic, in which more than 900 pregnancies were terminated since 2018, that was uncovered by the Jakarta Police recently, shows the persistent demand for abortion in Jakarta, with experts calling for the government to provide better facilities for safe procedures.Investigations are still ongoing into the clinic located on Jl. Paseban Raya in Senen district in Central Jakarta. Police arrested three suspects on Feb 11 for allegedly facilitating illegal abortions.The suspects are a gynecologist identified only as MM aka A, RM a midwife and S a clinic staff member. Furthermore, Jakarta Police are also on the hunt for others alleged to be involved in the case, Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus said.The police are currently looking for another gynecologist identified only as S, and two midwives, D and IO, Yusri said, adding that around 50 mid… Log in with your social account Googlelast_img read more

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Pope pleas to Kenya university gunmen to “come to their senses”

first_imgGunmen attack School in Kenya Pope Francis on Thursday appealed to Somali Islamist militants who killed 148 people at a Kenyan university this month to stop their brutality and “come to their senses”.He told Kenyan bishops visiting the Vatican that he prayed for those killed by acts of terror, ethnic and tribal hostilities in Kenya and elsewhere in Africa.“I think most especially of the men and women killed at Garissa University College,” the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics said.“May those who commit such brutality come to their senses and seek mercy.”The gunmen hunted down Christians while sparing Muslims in the attack on April 2. Francis has repeatedly expressed alarm about Christians being targeted for their faith and condemned the beheading of 21 Egyptian Copts in Libya in February.He urged the visiting bishops to work with Christian and non-Christian leaders to promote peace in predominantly-Christian Kenya.Al Shabaab said Garissa was revenge for Kenya sending troops into Somalia to fight alongside African Union peacekeepers against the Islamist group.–REUTERSRelated Gunmen attack Kenya University compoundcenter_img Police launch manhunt for Kenya University attackerslast_img read more

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Ambrose George wins appeal against Opposition Leader on four grounds

first_img Share Sharing is caring! 60 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Ambrose George wins appeal against Opposition Leader on four grounds by: – July 29, 2011 Share In photo: court gavel. Photo credit: lazytechguys.comThe Court of Appeal has ruled in Honourable Ambrose George’s favour on four grounds in an appeal matter of Ambrose George v Hector ‘Spags’ John the Attorney General and the Integrity Commission regarding the appointment of Mr. Dave Bruney to the Integrity in Public Office Commission.On April 24th, 2011 Justice Cottle ruled that ‘Mr. Bruney’s public statements against the Prime Minister and Government did not disqualify him for nomination to the IPO, nor was there sufficient evidence to persuade him that an injunction should be issued to prevent him from sitting on the Commission.”A Notice of Appeal questioning Justice Cottle’s decision not to grant the injunction against Mr. Bruney was filed by Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan on behalf of Ambrose George, and was heard this afternoon via teleconferencing.Honourable Ambrose George won the appeal on grounds of Public Standing, Integrity, Bias and Impartiality.The matter has been remitted for trail before a different trial judge. and the injunction against Mr. Bruney.In related news, the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court , on May 26, 2011 issued an interlocutory injunction in the matter of Ambrose George v Hector Spags John the Attorney General and the Integrity Commission, restraining the Commission from holding any meetings with Mr. Bruney or from divulging any confidential information to him in respect of any matter involving Ambrose George and any other member of the Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Dominica pending the hearing of the appeals in this matter.The Court of Appeal also ruled that this injunction still stands until the matter has been heard and decided by a different trial judge.Honourable Ambrose George was represented by Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan while Honourable Hector John was represented by Attorney at law Mr. Gildon Richards.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Bulldogs Capture Ripley County Boys Crown-Area Basketball Scores (1-7)

first_imgArea Basketball Scores.Saturday  (1-7)Boys Scores.Ripley County Tourney @ South Ripley.Consolation Game.Milan  64     Jac-Cen-Del  30Championship Game.Batesville  64     South Ripley  61Rivertown Classic @ South Dearborn.Consolation Game.South Dearborn  62     Rising Sun  60Championship Game.Lawrenceburg  58     Switz. County  44Shelbyville  80     Greensburg  75South Decatur  77     Medora  47Union County  51     Franklin County  47Connersville  78     Louisville Ballard  67Providence  72     Shawe Memorial  26Girls Scores.Rivertown Classic @ South Dearborn.Consolation Game.South Dearborn  69     Rising Sun  53Championship Game.Lawrenceburg  61     Switz. County  47Rushville  66     East Central  50Oldenburg  65     Seton Catholic  20Trinity Lutheran  49     SW Hanover  36Union County  55     Tri-County North  44last_img read more

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’30th Bulldog Open’ registration open

first_imgBatesville, In. — The 30th Annual Bulldog Open will be held July 27 at the Hillcrest Golf & Country Club. Four-member teams are welcome to register for $400. The cost includes green fees, cart, skins, beverage tickets and lunch from the grill.There are also sponsorship opportunities. For more information please call 812-212-4369.Register online here.last_img

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Cat out of the bag: Syracuse expects trickery, unorthodox playbook from Villanova offense

first_img Comments In its first test of the season, Syracuse is expecting Villanova to turn to its bag of tricks.It’s a trend SU picked up on from watching the Wildcats’film against Boston College last year, and Villanova’s trickery is not something the Orange gets a glimpse of too often.“The Boston College game — they did a lot more formations, a lot more fast tempo, a lot more everything than the rest of their games,”SU defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough said of Syracuse’s Football Championship Subdivision opponent. “Do they consider us like BC or do they consider us like they did the rest of the second half of their season?“We think —we don’t know —that they’re probably going to come out and do some of that stuff.”From the get-go, the Orange may very likely face a curveball as it looks to get started on the right foot in its 2014 campaign. The Wildcats, based on SU’s findings in the film room, utilize a multitude of unbalanced formations — including unorthodox alignments of their offensive linemen —and deceptive play-calling.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textYet the Orange has been up against this strategy once in the recent past. North Carolina State used an identical formation last year, SU linebacker Cameron Lynch said, so Syracuse may not have much of a reason to worry when it hosts Villanova in the Carrier Dome for the season opener on Friday at 7:30 p.m.“Excellent FCS opponent — probably the best FCS opponent to come in here in a long time,”Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said.The Orange may only defend 10–15 plays with unbalanced formations by the end of the year, Shafer said. SU expects Villanova to be the first to start the trend.In some of the Wildcats’formations they line up a tackle on the opposite side and place the tight end right next to a guard.Villanova’s offense also has a tendency, Shafer said, of running zone reads that react off a defensive tackle rather than a defensive end. As opposed to letting a more athletic end into the backfield, the Wildcats often free up a bigger, usually slower, lineman and the Wildcats’quarterback will react to him instead.The Wildcats then whip out the jet sweeps and fake jet sweeps, reverses and fake reverses, guard pulls and whatever else they think might throw their opponent off. Add a fast tempo to the mix, and Shafer said it can be taxing to a defense.“The big thing is if we get something that’s whacky that we’ve never seen before, we try to cover it down and play sound defense,”Shafer said. “If they get one on us, we’ve got to brush it off and go to the next play.”The Orange has had all of training camp to prepare for Villanova, a timeframe Bullough called a “blessing”compared to only having a mid-season week to strategize for such schemes.Last October, N.C. State used the same unbalanced formation against the Orange, Lynch said, but SU was prepared for it, giving the setup little bearing on the outcome of the game. Syracuse held NCSU to 10 points and 129 yards on the ground.Villanova’s attempt to sneak past Boston College with trickery and a quick tempo in its season opener last year didn’t pan out either. The Wildcats led 14-7 at halftime before losing 24-14. Still, Lynch knows from experience not to take Division I-AA programs lightly, after needing a second-half bounce-back to defeat Stony Brook at home in 2012.But he’s just looking forward to finally hitting somebody not in Orange.“We’ll be on our P’s and Q’s, do our assignments,”Lynch said. “We’ll watch our pull keys and don’t worry about the window dressing that they have going on.“It’s going to be a good one and I can’t wait.”Related contentDaily Orange beat writers Jesse Dougherty and Jacob Klinger preview the Villanova-Syracuse opener in the first ‘On the beat’ of the season. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on August 28, 2014 at 12:15 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

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Ursuline come out on top in battle of Thurles schools

first_imgThey beat Presentation Secondary Thurles 0-6 to 0-5 to claim the provincial title.The keenly contested final was played in Templetuohy.last_img

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Ghana Table Tennis President hopeful of a successful Top8 championship

first_imgPresident of the Ghana Table Tennis Federation Mawuko Afadzinu is expecting a tough battle among finalists in this year’s National Top eight (8) event in Accra on Saturday 23rd January 2016. Eight players from the male and female category have booked their place in the final round of the championship which will be held at the Accra stadium.The annual championship which should have taken place late last year seeks to bring the top notch Tennis players across the country to compete to determine the best in each category.“This is the top 8, our biggest event in the year, this is where all the top tennis players come together to compete and it is the only table tennis championship here that comes with an appearance fee,” said Mr Afadzinu“This year we expect a good championship taking into consideration what happened the previous year, we do this to make our sport very attractive and mind you we have other programmes lined up this year.“We are looking at a Coperate table tennis league and also the inter-schools table tennis competitions. “Just as we want to develop the sport here we also look at winning medals at major international events.Table Tennis just like the other federations is faced with the problem of funding. The Federation has had to sponsor some of their own programmes.“Funding has been our major problem and I will like to use this opportunity to appeal to our friends in the coperate world to come and support this noble sport.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Sports Minister orders NSA to stop forcing Secretary Generals on associations

first_imgThe Minister of Youth and Sports Isaac Asiamah has directed the National Sports Authority (NSA), to desist from forcing sports associations/federations to appoint representatives of the NSA on the various associations as their General Secretaries, Joy Sports can reveal.In a meeting with the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) hierarchy, the NSA, Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) and other many other association heads on Wednesday evening, Mr Asiamah told the NSA their members should be decoupled from the umbrella body of associations in the country. This move was necessitated following appeals from the Olympics Committee headed by Ben Nunoo Mensah to the Minister to have the sporting bodies decide on what is best for their administration, Joy  Sports sources revealed.On December 20, 2019, Director General of the NSA, Professor Peter Twumasi said it was illegitimate for executives of federations to ‘remove officers of the Authority who have been assigned as Secretary Generals.’Prof Twumasi in the letter noted that various federations/associations are enjoined to follow the dictates of the NSA and as such, they have the power to regulate their operations.Mr Asiamah in response to the letter at the meeting said it is not mandatory for staff of the NSA to serve as Secretary Generals of associations as it is a violation of their constitutions and best international practice and ordered that the letter to the federations be withdrawn. He also asked the NSA to discontinue their investigations of Secretary General of the GAA, Bawah Fuseini, who was scheduled to make a second appearance before the NSA inquest team next week Tuesday. Asiamah noted that Fuseini was only performing his constitutional duties. The Member of Parliament of Atwima Mponua constituency advised the NSA to devise strategies of working cordially with associations, rather than forcing them to kowtow to their whims and caprices.The Minister also ordered that the NSA write to the GAA to sanction the upcoming cross country athletics championship scheduled for February 22, 2020. According to him, the GAA is the mother body of athletics in the country and every athletics event in the country should be approved by them.—last_img read more

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