ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » NCUA headquarters The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion today upholding almost all portions of the NCUA’s field of membership (FOM) rule, which had been challenged by American Bankers Association.“Today’s opinion by the D.C. Court of Appeals is a resounding victory for credit unions, their members, and communities across the country,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “That the court has recognized the benefits of an expanded field of membership speaks to the important role credit unions play in advancing financial inclusion. This is the second major recent legal victory for credit unions in the face of ill-conceived bank attacks, and speaks to the power of cooperation between CUNA, NAFCU, and CUNA Mutual Group.”In today’s ruling, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a previous opinion by U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, thereby allowing allowing credit unions to serve Combined Statistical Areas of up to 2.5 million people and rural districts with up to 1 million people. The circuit court left intact the lower court’s holding that allowed credit unions to serve adjacent areas, but asked the NCUA to provide additional explanation for the removal of a requirement to serve the “core” of a Core-Based Statistical Area, which NCUA should be able to remedy by providing additional information to the District Court.
HERMON — The Ellsworth boys’ basketball team clinched the No. 2 seed in the Class B North tournament with a 44-29 win over Hermon in Saturday’s game at Hermon High School.Despite the absence of center Isaac Varney, who will miss the remainder of the season with a foot injury, Hermon (11-5) took an 11-4 lead over Ellsworth in the first quarter. The Eagles would bounce back, though, ending the half on a 15-2 run to take a 19-13 advantage into the break.After Ellsworth (14-3) stretched its lead to 32-16 early in the third quarter, Hermon went on a 7-0 run to cut the deficit to nine entering the fourth. Yet the Eagles came through on defense in the final eight minutes and even got a dunk from Jackson Curtis with 58 seconds to play to close out a big road win.Austin Harris had a game-high 14 points for Ellsworth along with three rebounds, three assists and two steals. Jackson Curtis (13 points, nine rebounds and four assists), Hunter Curtis (eight points and three rebounds), Connor Crawford (five points, one assist and one steal) and Darby Barry (four points, three rebounds and four assists) also contributed for the Eagles.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth is set to close out the regular season Thursday, Feb. 6, as it takes on Mount Desert Island at 7 p.m. in Bar Harbor. The Eagles will then get seven days of rest before taking on the No. 7 or No. 10 seed in the Northern Maine quarterfinals at 8:30 p.m. next Friday, Feb. 14, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
As the Big East enters the halfway point of conference play, fans are beginning to forget the catastrophe that was the conference’s performance against out-of-conference teams. Now every team is seemingly beating up on each other in a conference race that still has a long way to go. Pitt is the odds-on favorite to get to the BCS bowl game. After that, Syracuse and West Virginia appear to be battling for a trip to Orlando, Fla. And the teams in the middle of the Big East pack are hoping Notre Dame doesn’t get to seven wins so they all can ultimately go bowling. Here is an early look from The Daily Orange into how it will shake down come the holidays:AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Jan. 1: Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, Ariz.: Pittsburgh — Big East Champion Who would have thought before the season began that the game at the Carrier Dome between Syracuse and Pittsburgh would be the pseudo-Big East championship game? With the home game for West Virginia in this year’s edition of the Backyard Brawl, the Panthers will cruise into a slot in a BCS game. The most likely destination for a team that will be ranked between No. 15 and No. 20: Fiesta over Orange. Dec. 28: Champs Sports Bowl, Orlando, Fla.: Syracuse — No. 2 Big East Syracuse won’t win out. But even if the Orange does, it will not be enough for a BCS game. Pitt won’t lose two games. West Virginia has a much tougher Big East schedule the rest of the way than the Orange. With just one WVU loss, SU should feel comfortable that they will get to Orlando, even if there is a long way to go. Dec. 31: Meineke Car Care Bowl, Charlotte, N.C.: West Virginia — No. 3 Big East It’s an uphill battle for the Mountaineers back to a BCS bowl. The good news is they can still defeat Pitt and have a legitimate shot to get there. The bad news is that game is at Heinz Field. The even worse news is that if Notre Dame gets to seven wins, WVU will have to settle for the Big East’s fourth bowl, which would be a supreme failure. Dec. 30: Pinstripe Bowl, New York City: Rutgers — No. 4 Big East It seems like every year Rutgers somehow slips into a solid bowl game after a dull season, making a trip to a bowl that is much more worthy than the team itself. For some reason, I think it’s going to happen again this year. And it will be the ideal situation for Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano, as the Scarlet Knights will be slotted to stay home at Yankee Stadium, thanks to a tie with the other two 6-6 Big East teams. Dec. 21: Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, St. Petersburg, Fla.: South Florida — No. 5 Big East Speaking of staying home, if USF, Rutgers and Louisville all beat up on each other in the middle pack of the Big East, USF won’t have to travel anywhere. Skip Holtz will be content with that in his first year. Jan. 8: Birmingham Bowl, Birmingham, Ala.: Louisville — No. 6 Big East As the least appealing team in the New York City and Tampa markets, Louisville will stay down south. The main team Charlie Strong should be worried about for a bowl bid is Utah. If the Utes slip up versus Notre Dame, UL will be the team left out of the selection process, thanks to the two hometown hosts for Rutgers and USF, as Notre Dame needs seven wins to steal one of conference’s bowl slots. [email protected] Jan. 1: Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, Ariz.: Pittsburgh — Big East Champion The Backyard Brawl will likely determine the winner of the Big East, and I see Pitt defeating West Virginia in Pittsburgh. Even if Pitt loses to any conference team not named WVU, it appears it will still claim the top spot in the conference. Two losses in-conference and the league is suddenly wide open. Dec. 28: Champs Sports Bowl, Orlando, Fla.: Syracuse — No. 2 Big East If Syracuse wins out, this would be a worst-case scenario. Doug Marrone referred to a bowl talk as a ‘four-letter word,’ but I’m guessing SU’s place in the Big East standings is something that plays on his mind. A loss this weekend would obviously be a hit but not necessarily a major setback. Dec. 31: Meineke Car Care Bowl, Charlotte, N.C.: West Virginia — No. 3 Big East West Virginia may still finish No. 1 or No. 2 in the conference, despite a loss last weekend. WVU needs to win out and hope SU falls at least one more time to claim the top spot. But the thinking here is that the Mountaineers will lose at least one more game and finish No. 3 in the conference. Dec. 30: Pinstripe Bowl, New York City: South Florida — No. 4 Big East Though SU fans might like to see the Orange in the first ever bowl hosted at the new Yankee Stadium, finishing No. 4 would obviously be a step back from its current ranking. Still, can you imagine all the Syracuse support at that potential game? I see USF landing here, especially after taking down Cincy. Dec. 21: Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, St. Petersburg, Fla.: Cincinnati — No. 5 Big East Just one year removed from running the table in the Big East, Cincinnati has had much different results this year. Quarterback Zach Collaros might be out this weekend and beyond, which doesn’t bode well for a team that has struggled even with him in the lineup. Jan. 8: Birmingham Bowl, Birmingham, Ala.: Rutgers — No. 6 Big East Grabbing the final spot is the Scarlet Knights, which has been up and down this season. Connecticut and Louisville both have a legitimate chance of becoming bowl-eligible but have not played nearly consistent enough to finish any higher than No. 6. [email protected] REBUTTAL: Andrew L. John Goin’ Hog wild Comments BLOG POST: Tony Olivero Purify the colors Published on October 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+
USC’s Zeta Phi Rho fraternity attempted to beat the world record for the most sandwiches made in one minute for its 14th annual Zeta Phi ‘Skid’ Rho event Thursday in McCarthy Quad.The goal of the event is to make sandwiches that are then donated to the homeless living on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Eric Liang, philanthropy chair at Zeta Phi Rho, supports his brothers’ development of leadership and teamwork through serving the community with events like “Skid” Rho.“The idea [for “Skid” Rho] came from brothers wanting to solve the homeless problem in Los Angeles by feeding them and spreading awareness of various ongoing issues,” Liang said.Zeta Phi Rho previously broke the world record for making the most sandwiches in one hour at the 12th Annual Zeta Phi “Skid” Rho at USC by making 17,341 sandwiches in 2014.Immediately after the event, the sandwiches were delivered to Union Rescue Mission on Skid Row. Liang estimated that they made around 400 sandwiches per minute, short of the 700-per-minute sandwich goal.“We didn’t beat the record unfortunately.” Liang said.Several participants donning plastic gloves gathered at McCarthy Quad to assemble sandwiches and partake in attempting to beat the world record. A handful of students from other schools, including members from Zeta Phi Rho’s UCLA chapter, also attended to help attempt to set the world record at USC.Thursday’s event began with several sandwich-making games that prepped participants for breaking the record. Brothers from Zeta Phi Rho informed participants about the event’s purpose and the target sandwich number they needed to beat.During the event, participants split up into tables and teams to start the sandwich-making process. The participants constantly bumped arms with each other in an effort to accelerate their sandwich production.Most groups split up the work putting peanut butter and jelly on the sandwich and opening the jars and packages in a bid to fill any vacant space. Other teams had more efficient ways at getting the job done.In addition, retailers such as 7-Eleven, ONO Hawaiian BBQ, Coca Cola and Frito-Lay sponsored the event, supplying the event with snacks, gift cards and prizes to ensure that the participants were full of energy and motivation to participate and assemble sandwiches.After the event, Zeta Phi Rho encouraged participants to sign a petition to improve mental health facilities in downtown Los Angeles. With the signatures from the petition, Zeta Phi Rho plans on drafting a deliverable that will be addressed to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to request for more of the city’s budget to be allocated to mental health facilities.“We want Trojans to read more about the link between mental health and homelessness and to reach out to the L.A. governor to express their voice,” Liang said.
Comments Syracuse (16-6, 7-2 Atlantic Coast) defeated Pittsburgh for the second time this season and returns from a three-game road trip on Tuesday night. In come the Florida State Seminoles (16-5, 4-4), once a top-15 team, to the Carrier Dome. Tip is slated for 8 p.m.Here’s what our beat writers expect to happen on Tuesday night. Billy Heyen (18-4)Hot spellSyracuse 69, Florida State 65Syracuse always seems to play the Seminoles tough: An upset and court storm two years ago, and Tyus Battle’s 37 points in a loss last season. Each game FSU has lost this season has featured 32 percent or lower 3-point shooting, and the Orange hold opponents to 30.9 percent from beyond the arc. That should combine to keep the Seminoles at a low enough point total that Battle, Oshae Brissett and co. can keep SU’s winning streak alive. Charlie DiSturco (17-5)Dome court advantageSyracuse 67, Florida State 62AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse’s offense is becoming more fluid with each game, and that’ll continue on Tuesday night. Florida State struggles shooting the 3 ball — only 33 percent — and that’ll show against the Orange’s 2-3 zone. Battle and Elijah Hughes will bounce back with a strong performance and hand the Seminoles their fourth conference road loss in five games. Matthew Gutierrez (15-7)Tall orderSyracuse 66, Florida State 64The Seminoles can play, recently putting up 59 points against Georgia Tech’s zone and holding the Yellow Jackets to 49. Given that outcome, I anticipate a close, low-scoring game at the Carrier Dome this week. The Orange look to start February on a strong note and win their 10th game out of their last 12, and they’ll get a much better Tyus Battle in a win over FSU Tuesday night. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 4, 2019 at 8:34 pm
6 6 1. France -2/1 England have defied the odds to reach the last four of the World Cup Finals in Russia.Gareth Southgate’s men had too much for an abysmal Sweden side, putting two goals past them with no reply. 6 England were too strong for Sweden in Samara 3. Belgium – 11/4 6 2. England – 5/2 After finishing second in their group behind Belgium, the Three Lions have started to hit their stride in Russia.A fiery victory over Colombia saw England overcome their penalty hoodoo, and it looks as though there is no stopping England in their pursuit of World Cup success.As a result, the odds on them repeating the success of 1966 have drastically shortened.Check out the full price below! 6 6 4. Croatia – 6/1 5. Russia – 20/1 Odds are provided by SunBets and are correct as of 17.20 on Saturday, July 7.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.