Legislators thank CUs, address new legislation Wednesday at CUNA GAC

first_img Legislators from both sides of the aisle spoke to the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) audience Wednesday morning before an afternoon of credit union visits on Capitol Hill. As if to underscore the importance of those visits, Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) announced during her remarks that she would introduce a bill with important credit union governance modernizations.The Board Governance Modernization Act would modify the Federal Credit Union Act requirement that credit union boards meet once a month to not more than six times per year.Porter, who previously taught consumer protection at UC-Irvine and is a member of the House Financial Services Committee, said she is committed to finding ways to allow credit unions to continue to advance communities they serve.“What I’ve seen again and again is how important it is that families have access to sustainable financial services, and credit unions are so well positioned to fulfill that role,” she said. “I see it every day in my district…we need to make sure in Congress that we are listening to credit unions, listening to our constituents who are members of credit union members and making sure we’re enacting legislation that allows credit unions to thrive and provide needed services.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »center_img Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) announces the introduction of her credit union governance modernization bill Wednesday at CUNA GAC. (CUNA Photo)last_img read more

ISP investigating bank robbery in Austin

first_imgAustin, IN— The Indiana State Police are seeking your help. Friday afternoon, an unknown white male walked into the Stock Yard Bank at US Hwy 31 in Austin, displayed a handgun, and demanded money.The male is described as approximately 30-40 years of age and approximately 5 foot 10 inches.  He was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun and was wearing a gray Indiana Hoosier ball cap along with mirrored sunglasses, a blue t-shirt, and blue pants.The suspect was also observed walking around outside the bank just prior to the robbery.  If anyone has information, which could aid in identifying the suspect, please contact the Indiana State Police post in Sellersburg at 812-246-5424.last_img read more

Cooper facing lengthy break

first_img One of the emerging stars of the National Hunt scene, Cooper shot into the limelight when riding three winners at the Cheltenham Festival, while he was also on target with First Lieutenant at the Grand National meeting at Aintree. The young rider was partnering the Tony Martin-trained Tepalo in Monday’s Weatherbys Beginners Chase when he came to grief. Bryan Cooper is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after it was confirmed the leading Irish jockey broke his leg in a fall at Down Royal on Monday. Press Associationcenter_img Cooper’s agent, Alan Donoghue, said: “He’s broken his left femur and it’s a clean break. It’s a bad injury. “Nobody has put a timescale on how long he’s going to be out for yet. He’s going to have an operation later this morning, but you’d imagine it will be a good couple of months. “It’s unfortunate but that’s racing. There are ups and downs.” last_img read more

DONEGAL MAN BLAZING A TRAIL ON TG4!

first_imgMicheal carrying out some research for the next show.A young Donegal man is blazing a trail on young people’s programmes on TG4.Micheál Ó Ciaraidh presnts Cúla4/TG4’s Kids Zone on weekdays from 4-6pm.Micheál brings viewers up to date news on technology, APPS, events, sports, cool guests, movies, gaming and much more. Letterkenny man Micheal outside TG4.Cúla4 is TG4’s kid’s zone aimed at young people between the ages of 6 -12 years.Cúla4 brings you top international animated series’ including Breadwinners, Spongebob Squarepants, Garfield, Dennis and Gnasher and Scaredy Squirrel.Micheal breaks away from the studio each week to bring us a weekly instalment of SOS (Sos ón scoil). Each week they visit a school from around the country and let the students showcase the highlights and achievements in their school, while bringing Micheál to their favourite nooks and crannies.Michael is a native Letterkenny man, born and bred in the Cathedral Town. His parents are Michael Carey (senior) from and Convoy-woman Marian Carey (nee. Doherty).Michael was in the first class to ever graduate from Coláiste Ailigh, and it’s here that he fondly looks back on as being the roots of his love for the language.“It was there that I was first introduced to Irish as a living language, having studied it only as a subject before then. My family wouldn’t be native speakers. We were the guinea pig year in Sprackburn House, which had just recently been converted from a B&B.”And what are Micheal’s thoughts on Donegal?“It’s not uncommon to tune in and see me with the Donegal scarf wrapped around my neck during pieces to camera, and I’m always trying to organise location shoots up at home. “There’s a good Donegal contingency working here in TG4, and we’re all very proud of our roots. Sometimes, it takes being away from home for a few years to realise just how much we have going for us. I lived in Dublin for close to 9 years, but I don’t know if I ever really settled there.”DONEGAL MAN BLAZING A TRAIL ON TG4! was last modified: October 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalMicheál Ó CiaraidhTG4last_img read more