Need to fill downtime over the holidays, how about training?

first_img continue reading » Season Greetings Compliance friends, I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays!As work-related obligations tend to slow down around the holidays, I sometimes try to use this time effectively by catching up on any webinars or training I might have missed throughout the year. Some of these are required based upon my NCCO or CLE obligations, while others are just fun topics I’ve been interested in and want to learn more about! It seems many credit union Board members have also found some time to kill, since NAFCU has been asked a few times over the past week about NCUA’s training requirements for board members.Rather than specific board training requirements, NCUA provides general guidelines addressing the Board’s oversight of the credit union, financial literacy and fiduciary duties among other topics. From there, the credit union’s internal policies and procedures typically set guidelines for what training is required of the board. Thus, training policies can range widely from credit union to credit union. NAFCU has also compiled a helpful list summarizing the training requirements for all credit union employees. That being said, let’s take a journey through some of NCUA’s expectations for the Board of Directors in several areas: ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

California regulator slaps cease & desist order against CU founder

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » A California housing developer said he did not intend to represent a credit union and its website as a functional financial institution after the state regulator slapped him with a legal order to stop operating as the Indian Federal Credit Union in Santa Clara.California’s Department of Business Oversight has alleged in a Nov. 29 cease and desist order that Indian Federal Credit Union founded by Atri Macherla does not have a required certificate to operate as a credit union in the Golden State.The state regulator said IFCU had been operating out of a building in the Santa Clara Commerce Park, maintained a website and advertised services typically provided by credit unions such as checking accounts, CDs and bill pay. What’s more, IFCU also boasted on its site that it provides competitive rates on mortgage loans, business loans, student loans, personal loans, credit cards and money transfers to India, native language tellers, an ATM displaying Indian languages, and eHundi, an online money offering service for worshippers who want to donate to Hindu temples.When reached by the CU Times last week, Macherla said he has taken down the website, but he has not given up on his goal to eventually open a credit union.last_img read more

Enes Kanter gets rare playing time, responds by kissing Knicks logo during game

first_imgEnes Kanter had not appeared in the Knicks’ previous four games prior to Wednesday, with coach David Fizdale opting to play young big man Mitchell Robinson instead. Then came the chants at Madison Square Garden calling for his introduction with New York trailing the Mavericks in the third quarter.When Fizdale sent Kanter to the scorer’s table to check in, Kanter savored the spectacle. He celebrated his entrance by lowering himself to the hardwood before kissing the Knicks logo at midcourt. What a scene :joy:— Sporting News NBA (@SN Studio_nba) January 31, 2019Kanter, who was acquired by the Knicks in 2017, has spoken out against Fizdale’s decision to reduce his role, feeling he deserves more time on the floor.”I’m a player. We are competitors, so [we want to] play big minutes,” Kanter told reporters last week. “If you look at the whole year, first 41 games, I did not miss a game. And they put me in fourth [in the] rotation, it definitely hurts. It hurts a lot.”Kanter is averaging 14.4 points and 10.8 rebounds in 42 games this season.last_img read more

Leafs host Food Bank drive Friday at KIJHL game vs Border Bruins

first_imgJust like fans believe in the Nelson Leafs so do the Nelson Leafs believe in citizens of Nelson.Which is why the hockey club is so willing to help the Salvation Army deal with its food shortage by hosting a donation night Friday when the Grand Forks Border Bruins visit the Green and White in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.”Fans that bring a donation of non-perishable food items will recieve an entry into a draw during the second intermission,” said Leaf president Russell Stocks. “The prize pack includes an official Nelson Leaf Vintage thirrd Jersey, a ticket for the Nelson Leafs $10,000 Cash Raffle to be held December 19th, Nelson Leaf Game Tickets and other great items,” Stocks adds.Game time is 7 p.m.The Salvation Army was forced to close the food bank due to an overwhelming demand on the 601 Vernon Street location.Recently the Food Bank staff is seeing more and more families come through the doors looking for food — upwards of 400 to 500 families every month from the previous 350-400.Major Yvonne Burrows said the increase of families needing food has blown her budget, which was pegged at $1600 per month.She said the Food Bank has spent at least $3000 per month.Thanks to donations from various businesses, the Food Bank was able to re-open Monday.last_img read more

Selkirk College Saints Take Aim at Fourth Straight BCIHL Title

first_imgThe Selkirk College Saints have laid the perfect foundation for a fourth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship run and starting Friday night will build towards the ultimate ending.The Saints put an exclamation mark on their regular season title on Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre with a 4-1 win over the Eastern Washington University Eagles.The accomplishment of first overall cements home ice advantage for the entire BCIHL post-season that begins with a best-of-three series against the University of Victoria Vikes this weekend.“The hard work comes in the next couple of weeks and we are looking forward to getting that going,” says Saints captain Tanner Lenting.“We have the group in here to do it, it’s just going to be up to us to make it happen.”The Saints hold a 5-1 record against the Vikes this season, but the visitors come into Castlegar as the hottest team in the league having won five games in a row.UVIC’s line-up features senior Shawn Mueller who finished third in league scoring and Heritage City resident and former Nelson Leafs Carsen Willans who ended up eighth spot in the regular season point totals.Also on the Vikes roster from the Leafs are forwards Linden Horswill, Matt MacDonald and defenceman Austin Seaman.The best-of-three starts on Friday night the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex at 7 p.m. and continues Saturday night at the same time. If necessary, the third game will take place on Sunday with the puck dropping at 6 p.m.“The playoffs are a battle and we are going to have to be at our best,” says Saints third-year goaltender James Prigione.“Victoria is a very good team and they put lots of pucks to the net, but our upper hand is our hard work. Our team has a lot of depth and when everybody plays their role, we are successful.” Eastern Washington Provides Solid TestIn Saturday’s regular season finale, the visitors came into the game in last place and knowing they would not be playing in the post-season. That didn’t stop Eastern Washington from playing for pride and they came out flying, outshooting the Saints 11-8 in the first 20 minutes that remained scoreless.Though the Eagles continued to control play in the second period, Saints starting goaltender Steven Glass was solid between the pipes. With seven minutes left in the second period, Saints’ rookie sensation Dallas Calvin scored the first goal of the game on the powerplay.Four minutes into the final period, Selkirk forward Troy Maclise made it 2-0 and Calvin added his second goal of the game five minutes later. The Eagles got on the board with just over six minutes left in the game when Josh Rolfe made it 3-1, but Ryan Edwards scored into the empty net to make the final 4-1.“It’s nice to get in there,” says Glass, who notched his first win of the season and was named the game’s second star.“Eastern Washington had something to prove and they played a good game. For me, our team has great intensity in practice and it’s not too difficult to step into games like that.”Saints Out to Solidify Place in League HistoryPlayer turnover at the college level is one of the primary challenges for team management, but Selkirk College has managed to build a program based on sustained winning.Now poised to chase a fourth straight championship, the players credit the atmosphere that surrounds the team as a key ingredient in success.“The culture here is important,” says forward Steven Pantazopoulos, who arrived to the Saints from Thompson Rivers University in the 2014-2015 season and is gunning for his third championship.“In my first year, right away I realized that everybody is here to work hard. If you work hard then you get rewarded and if you instill that into the next group of guys it becomes a snowball effect.”The community has embraced the Saints over the last four seasons and the players feed off the large crowds that assemble for all the home games.“There is nothing better than playing at home, especially in this rink and with our fans,” says third-year defenceman Arie Postmus. “If we work hard and do what we are capable of, we should come out on top.”If the Saints win the semi-final series, they will also host the league final which will feature the winner of the Simon Fraser University/Trinity Western University series.The league final series is set for the March 18-20 weekend.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS LEAGUEUPDATE Donegal Schoolboys had four teams in action at the week-end all competing in the opening round of the Inter-League Series 2013. Our Under-12s travelled to Inishowen where they lost out by two goals to nil. That was to be our only reversal of the week-end as the other three teams recorded victories, all against Inishowen opposition. The Under-13 side played on Sunday in a match that was switched from Ballyare to Rab’s Park in Kerrykeel. Joseph Mc Gill of Convoy Arsenal got the important goal to ensure an opening day victory for the Johnny Keys managed side. The Under-15s travelled to Inishowen and recorded a victory , winning with the only goal of the match scored by Paul Carr. Gerry Rodden’s Under-16 side hosted the lads from the Inishowen League in Gweedore on Saturday afternoon and comfortably won by five goals to nil. Ciaran Maloney (2), Kieran Mc Pherson and Adam Mc Hugh (2) were the players on target. Mc Hugh’s brace capped a special week for the Leitir family who saw Adam’s older brother Carl help Bradford City to a Wembley Cup Final slot when they took victory over Aston Villa on Tuesday night at Villa Park. Carl himself is a former Donegal Schoolboys player and the League wish him all the best for February 24th when he will hopefully line out against Swansea at Wembley.RESULTS:Inter-League SeriesUnder-12s Inishowen 2 v 0 DonegalUnder-13sDonegal 1 v 0 InishowenUnder-15sInishowen 0 v 1 DonegalUnder-16s Donegal 5 v 0 InishowenSouth Division:Under-12sErne Wanderers 7 v 2 Drumbar United Donegal/Killymard 4 v 0 DunkineelySt. Catherines 3 v 1 Eany CelticErne Celtic 1 v 3 DunkineelySt. Catherines 6 v 0 Erne UnitedEany Celtic 3 v 2 Donegal TownUnder-14 LeagueErne Celtic 1 v 3 Dunkineely CelticSt. Catherines 6 v 0 Erne UnitedEany Celtic 3 v 2 Donegal TownEast Division:Under-12 LeagueCastlefin Celtic 3 v 3 Curragh AthleticDrumkeen United 1 v 4 Raphoe TownFintown Harps 3 v 4 Ballybofey UnitedUnder-16 LeagueCurragh Athletic 6 v 0 Fintown harpsCurragh Athletic 4 v 2 Drumkeen UnitedLetterkenny and Northwest Divisions:No matches playedFIXTURES:East Division:Tuesday 29-1-2013Under-12 Cup Final K.O. 7.30 p.m.Drumkeen United v Raphoe Town (Convoy)Saturday 2-2-2013 K.O. 12.30 p.m.Under-12 LeagueRaphoe Town v Curragh AthleticDrumkeen United v Convoy ArsenalCappry Rovers v Ballybofey UnitedSaturday 2-2-013 K.O. 10.30 a.m.Under-16 LeagueFintown Harps v Castlefin CelticDrumkeen United v Cappry RoversLetterkenny Division:Saturday 2-2-2013Under-12 Premier League K.O. 10.30 a.m.Swilly Rovers v Bonagee UnitedUnder-14 Premier League K.O. 12.15 p.m.Bonagee United v Swilly RoversGlencar v Ballyraine UnitedUnder-16 Premier League K.O. 2 p.m.Swilly Rovers v Letterkenny RoversNorthwest Division:Saturday 2-2-2013Under-16sKeadue Rovers v Glenea UnitedSouth Division:Saturday 2-2-2013Under-14 League K.O. 2p.m.Drumbar United v Eany CelticDonegal Town v St. CatherinesErne United v Erne CelticDunkineely Celtic Free WeekendFOOTBALL: DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS LEAGUE NEWS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: January 27th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:FOOTBALL: DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS LEAGUE NEWSRESULTS AND FIXTURESlast_img read more

Minnaar magnificent at World Champs

first_imgOn the last rocky section, he suffered a puncture, but he kept charging. “I could feel it was down, so through that last section I straightened the bike up as best I could. I knew I would carry speed on that flat wheel through the lines. I didn’t want to risk anything.” Australians Tracey Hannah, the winner of the UCI World Cup Pietermaritzburg in 2012, and Caroline Buchanan, led the standings until late, before the USA’s Jill Kintner passed Buchanan and then France’s Emmaline Ragot, a two-time world champion, nailed her run to finish four seconds up on Hannah. Men’s cross country eliminatorAustralia’s Paul van der Ploeg took out the men’s title ahead of Austria’s Daniel Federspiel and Argentina’s Andres Soto after making a memorable move to snatch the lead after the first tough ascent. Only France’s Fabien Barel in 2004 and the USA’s Greg Herbold at the very first World Championships in 1990 had previously won the downhill title on home soil. Minnaar did it in his home town. DOWNHILL RESULTS South Africa’s Greg Minnaar gave the big home crowd what they had been hoping for on Sunday, the final day of 2013 UCI MTB & Trials World Championship, when he blasted to victory in the men’s downhill race at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg. With bells, vuvuzelas, horns and cheers urging him on, he dug deep. With the finish in sight, he punctured, but that became evident only after he had finished as he maintained his speed through the Money Maker and down into the bowl at the finish, firing across the finishing line just 0.396 ahead of the powerful Australian. “I have to thank South Africa for backing me. It wasn’t just ‘Maritzburg. People travelled from far and wide to be here,” he told the media after successfully defending his World Championship title and capturing the prestigious rainbow-striped jersey for a third time. 1 September 2013 Minnaar admitted that he had “a terrible practice” on Sunday morning, but after his chiropractor worked on a troublesome right hip, he felt better and ready to race. ‘It was a shock’It was Atherton’s first time competing in South Africa. Previously injuries had kept her away. “It was a shock,” she said, about the Cascades downhill course. “The track was wild and it was very hard and that was unexpected.” It wasn’t long before Minnaar was swamped. His band of close friends, the One Life Crew, led the way, lifting him up and tossing him into the sky, his South African- themed helmet bobbing clear above the masses below. “On the trainer at the top [of the downhill course], I felt I was going pretty good. I got out of the gate and I went pretty hard.” “In my time trial, I actually had to unclip because I washed out in that top corner and then in the semi-final, I found this inside line because it wasn’t really ridden by many people. It was grassy and I thought I’ll put it on the line in the final and see if I can make the overtake again in the Big Final and it came off. He explained his daring move afterwards: “With the eliminator, the start is super- important and I knew that Daniel is super-quick off the start. I just tried to get a little bit of a slipstream off of him going into that first right hand corner. Neff, the winner of the under-23 cross country title, had an extra day of recovery over the Swede, but Engen afterwards said of racing on successive days: “It was good. I don’t think it made me slower. But I am really happy. Asked if her brother Gee had given her any advice, Atherton said no. “We’re separate people and it’s a tough race and we’re pretty much in our own zones. We know what we’re doing, or I do anyway,” she said jokingly to loud laughter. Thankfully, at that point, he was within reach of the electric crowd awaiting him along the lower reaches of the track. Womencenter_img It wasn’t over yet, however, as Steve Smith, the winner of the last World Cup event in Canada and World Cup standings leader Gee Atherton were still to come. Atherton, the final rider down the course, was a class apart, though. She was 1.73 seconds up at the first split and by the second split that advantage had ballooned to 8.108 seconds. She maintained her advantage to the end to win by 8.632 seconds over Ragot in 4:28.043. Hannah picked up the bronze medal. South Africa’s Mariska Strauss, the eighth place finisher in the women’s under-23 cross country, was in position to qualify for the semi-finals before taking a spectacular fall within sight of the finishing line. With her front wheel punctured, she ran her bike across the line to sympathetic clapping from the pro-South African crowd. Crashed outSmith, though, crashed out early on his run and his challenge was over almost before it began. That left Atherton, a big and smooth rider, much in the mold of Minnaar, as the only man who could end the South African fairytale. ‘I could hardly breathe’Near the bottom, he said: “My legs were on fire. They were burning. I could hardly breathe.” Women’s downhillRachel Atherton has dominated the women’s World Cup downhill scene in 2013 and she carried that same form into the final, which preceded the men’s event. Women’s cross country eliminatorSweden’s Alexander Engen was successful in her defence of the women’s eliminator title, holding off Jolanda Neff, who had been very impressive in her three races leading up to the Big Final to take victory. Linda Indergand came home in third to give Switzerland two riders on the podium. “From there, it was just about defending and not looking back.” Hannah, second in the 2009 World Cup in Pietermaritzburg, the fastest qualifier in 2011 before he crashed out in the final, and third in 2012, finished as the only other man to crack four minutes and picked up the silver medal, while his fellow Australian Jarde Graves took the bronze. At split one, he trailed Minnaar by 1.536 seconds, but was still in contention. When the timing board showed he was 4.399 down at the second split the crowd roared, and when the Great Britain star came into sight of the finish and Minnaar’s time was out of reach the Cascades MTB Park went crazy. After getting through the technical sections high up in good shape, the course began to bite. “I was empty,” Minnaar revealed. “I really had to dig deep to get through that middle section.” ‘An inspiration’Describing the helmet at the post-race press conference, he explained that it had been based around former President Nelson Mandela. “Madiba is an inspiration for all of us South Africans,” he said. “As a country, we have been through a lot and he has definitely pulled us through some rough times. “ “I mean the Swiss ‘Mafia’, they are so fast and so good. It’s not easy taking them, so I am really happy.” Men Greg Minnaar (RSA) 3:58.058Mick Hannah (Aus) 3:58.454Jared Graves (Aus) 4:01.391Sam Blenkinsop (NZ) 4:01.804Matthew Simmonds (GBR) 4:01.997 Rachel Atherton (GBR) 4:28.043Emmaline Ragot (Fra) 4:36.675Tracey Hannah (Aus) 4:40.438Jill Kintner (USA) 4:41.468Caroline Buchanan (Aus) 4:41.655 Minnaar’s runThe South African superstar was the third last man down the mountain. He led at the first split, but was just down on Mick Hannah, who was in the hot seat, at the second split. The crowd was in a frenzy and the hometown boy was not going to let the opportunity of becoming a world champion in his home town pass him by.last_img read more

Tips For Optimizing Your Computer for 4K

first_imgVideo editing in 4K? Here’s a few technical considerations for optimizing your machine.Last year I made the switch to shooting and editing videos in 4K. I quickly realized that in order to work efficiently in post I would need to do a major computer upgrade to handle the increased file size of the 4K video format.From my own experience I’ve compiled 4 crucial technical considerations every video editor should make before making the jump to 4K video.Lighting Fast StorageFor internal memory you want a solution that will process data quickly…these days an SSD is your best option. SSDs have no moving parts so they are less prone to failure and are quicker than traditional hard drives. It’s worth noting that different drives have different transfer rates – a drive that can effectively do this is the Samsung 1TB SSD which runs at 540MB/s. You’ll need to shell out more than double the money for a SSD but worth the investment for pro users.Image courtesy of CNETExpand Your BrainYou don’t have to go crazy with your computer’s processor, but you want one that is solid and can run multiple tasks with relative ease. Intel is currently in both Mac and PC. With Intel you have two clear cut choices, the Intel i7 and the Xeon e5.You can go either way here. Both the Xeon e5 and the i7 will give you the processing power you need to get the job done. The Xeon e5 is rated just a little better than the i7 and packs a little harder punch, but its also around twice the price. See CPUBoss for a full comparison.Boost Your MemoryWhen editing and running software such as Premiere Pro CC, Avid or FCPX there is one thing above all else to consider: memory.Programs like those listed above use up a lot of memory to process your work, especially if you’re processing and rendering hi-resolution video. Boost the RAM memory to increase your processing power. I run 32g of RAM on my Mac Pro and have no issues with lag, but I feel you could even use between 8-16g of RAM for strictly video editing. Users that work in VFX applications will obviously want to boost that number even higher.Crucial is a great resource for Mac or PC memory.  Mac users may also want to head over to OWC.Image courtesy of TweakTownMax the GraphicsGraphics are just as important as processing power and memory when building a computer for video editing. Processing 4K will require a lot of GPU (graphics processing unit) so you’ll want to find a solution that gives you at the very least 1g of memory. In the old Mac Pro towers, which is what I use, I’m able to double up my graphics cards just like I could in a PC.I run two Nvidia cards, both 1g and both CUDA. CUDA is a way for software to harness the computing power of the GPU. Adobe allows for CUDA support in all Creative Cloud products. When I made the move to Nvidia and CUDA I was able to render my After Effects comps in real-time, which saves me a ton of time. AMD also makes some incredibly impressive graphic processors – you can’t go wrong with either one. Head on over to B&H and checkout and AMD or Nvidia and see which one is for you.Remember: the only Macs that you can upgrade after the fact are the older Mac Pro Towers 2008-2012. For iMac and the new Mac Pro just select the upgrade during the purchasing process.Image courtesy of DigitalTrendsAre you editing in 4K? Share your tips in the comments below!last_img read more

Champions League 2019, Atletico Madrid vs Juventus Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Live Telecast

first_imgAtletico Madrid and Juventus face each other in a tough encounter as the two kick start their UEFA Champions League 2019-20 season on Thursday, September 19. While teams usually look for a moderate clash in their first European game, Atletico and Juventus are two heavyweights going against each other.Atletico and Juventus last faced off in the Champions League in the Round of 16 last season, where the Turin-based club came out triumphant courtesy a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick. Atletico had taken a 2-0 lead in the tie in their home leg but Ronaldo turned up in his goal scoring form in the second leg to knock them out. Atletico manager Diego Simeone accepted that his team was already wary of the threat Ronaldo poses.”He (Cristiano Ronaldo) is a beast in front of goal. He has tremendous records. Any situation with him near the area causes danger and needs attention. He isn’t easy to control.”He’s good in the air, has a good shot, good change of pace… Are we going to talk about everything that he has? We have already suffered (against him).”Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri, on the other hand, downplayed Juventus’ Champions League bid saying “Italian football can’t be considered as the favourite.””Unfortunately that’s not realistic, there are other, more competitive leagues,” said the former Chelsea boss.The UEFA Champions League 2019 Atletico Madrid vs Juventus match is scheduled to start at 12.30AM.Where to watch UEFA Champions League 2019-20 Atletico Madrid vs Juventus live in India?Atletico Madrid will host Juventus at 12.30AM on Thursday. The UEFA 2019-20 Atletico Madrid vs Juventus match will be played at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. The UEFA Champions League, will be telecast live on Sony Ten 2 in India.How and where to watch online Champions League 2019 Atletico Madrid vs Juventus?The Champions League Atletico Madrid vs Juventus live stream will be available on Sony LIV app in India for premium users. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. atletico madridchampions leagueChampions League 2019-20Champions League live stream First Published: September 18, 2019, 10:58 PM ISTlast_img read more