first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act mandated the creation of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion in all agencies covered by the act and requires that each OMWI develop standards for assessing the diversity policies and practices of entities regulated by those agencies.The National Credit Union Administration was among six federal agencies that published the Final Interagency Policy Statement Establishing Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity Policies and Practices of Entities Regulated by the Agencies in June 2015. Additionally, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published a Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan 2016-2020.These agencies have provided practical advice for compliance with Section 342, which was enacted to address the under-representation of women and minorities in the financial services industry. While programs will vary according to each organization’s characteristics, regulated entities of any size would be well served to heed the agencies’ guidance. This brief overview outlines recommendations for creating a compliant diversity and inclusion program and conducting annual self-assessments in four areas: (1) organizational commitment to D&I, (2) workforce and employment practices, (3) procurement and business practices, and (4) practices to promote transparency of organizational D&I. continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgIn it together! Lala Kent, Brittany Cartwright and Stassi Schroeder’s simultaneous pregnancies weren’t an accident.The Next Level Basic author, 32, revealed that she and her former Vanderpump Rules costars “kind of” had a pregnancy pact in Us Weekly’s exclusive clip of the Wednesday, November 11, episode of “Give Them Lala … With Randall.”Lala Kent Brittany Cartwright and Stassi Schroeder Reveal They Had a Pregnancy PactLala Kent, Brittany Cartwright, and Stassi Schroeder Courtesy of Stassi Schroeder/Instagram- Advertisement – “You guys were getting drunk as you should’ve been,” Kent said of the major moment. “I was, like, two days sober so I was already emotional as f–k, and this was like the most exciting thing that had happened to me since I entered my first AA meeting.”The Give Them Lala Beauty creator is expecting her and fiancé Randall Emmett’s first child together, a baby girl. As for Schroeder, she and husband Beau Clark have a daughter on the way, while Cartwright, 31, and her husband, Jax Taylor, are expecting a son.- Advertisement – The Louisiana native explained, “I mean, we didn’t, like, draw blood and shake hands. We didn’t do any spells. We just said, ‘Hey, that would be really cool. Let’s take that seriously if we can one day.’ And we did!”Kent, 30, joked that Schroeder was downplaying their promise. “Wow, I can’t believe with you, Stassi, I have to draw blood to make a pact,” the Utah native said. “That was as real of a pact as I’ve ever had in my whole life.”While Schroeder claimed to be on Xanax during their pact and doesn’t “remember s–t,” Cartwright said that they were in Cabo.- Advertisement – The reality stars have had different symptoms over the course of their pregnancies, and Schroeder bowed down to Cartwright for being a “trouper.” The Kentucky native replied, “I feel like I’ve been sicker than y’all combined.”Schroeder agreed, saying her worst symptom was constipation. “She has been sick every god damn day of her pregnancy from morning to night, vomiting all day long,” the former “Straight Up With Stassi” podcast host said of Cartwright. “I didn’t even get, like, a twinge of nausea one time.”The pregnant Bravo personalities shared a sweet shot comparing their baby bumps while celebrating Cartwright’s sex reveal in September. “Who would’ve thought we’d all be sober at the same time,” Schroeder wrote via Instagram.The following month, Scheana Shay revealed that she and her boyfriend, Brock Davies, are also expecting their first child, due in April 2021.Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgHazard is set to join Real Madrid after the Europa League final (Picture: Getty)However, the final is likely to be Hazard’s final appearance for the club before a move to Real Madrid and Rashford believes the Belgian will swing the game in Chelsea’s favour.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’m going to go Chelsea [to win Europa League],’ said Rashford.‘It’s just…Hazard. He can do anything at any moment.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsWednesday’s final is the first of two all-England finals in Europe this week with Tottenham set to take on Liverpool in the Champions League final in Madrid on Saturday.Rashford, of course, is hoping Spurs come out on top against United’s arch rivals Liverpool.‘I hope Tottenham win [the Champions League] but both teams have done remarkably well, so whichever team wins it they deserve it,’ said Rashford.MORE: Maurizio Sarri storms out of Chelsea training as David Luiz and Gonzalo Higuain clash on eve of Europa League final Marcus Rashford is backing Chelsea to win the Europa League final (Picture: Getty)Manchester United star Marcus Rashford is backing Eden Hazard to inspire Chelsea to victory against Arsenal in the Europa League final.The Premier League rivals take on one another in Baku, Azerbaijan tonight with the Gunners seeking their first win in the competition.Unai Emery has won the competition on three occasions in the past and the Gunners can gain entry into the Champions League with victory in Baku.Maurizio Sarri’s side are set to be without long-term absentees Antonio Rudiger, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi, while N’Golo Kante is a major doubt to feature after injuring his hamstring.ADVERTISEMENT Chelsea or Arsenal? Marcus Rashford makes Europa League final prediction Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 29 May 2019 5:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link570Shares Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Chelsea boss Frank Lampard increasingly confident of top four finish Metro Sport ReporterSunday 6 Oct 2019 11:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.1kShares Lampard is aiming to deliver Champions League football for next season (Picture: PA)Frank Lampard is increasingly confident Chelsea will finish in the top four after his side’s 4-1 win away at Southampton.Chelsea are fifth in the Premier League table, level on points with Leicester City who currently occupy the final Champions League spot.Lampard set his squad the target of a top four finish at the start of the season and predicted his side could meet that demand if they continue to improve as rapidly as they have done in recent weeks.‘Liverpool are out on their own but we are in a nice position,’ Lampard said.ADVERTISEMENT Commentcenter_img Advertisement Abraham is spearheading Chelsea’s improving side (Picture: Getty)‘It should give us determination to go away and come back [from the international break] in the same vein.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The reason we are playing well is our hard work and how together we are.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘If we can keep going then we will be challenging right up there I hope.’Chelsea are expected to challenge the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal for a spot in next season’s Champions League.And United’s defeat to Newcastle on Sunday will serve as a boost to Chelsea and Arsenal following their wins over the weekend. United fell further behind in the top four race after defeat to Newcastle (Picture: Getty)Arsenal beat Bournemouth thanks to David Luiz’s first goal for the club and sit third in the table, just a point behind Manchester City.At the top, Liverpool have opened up a healthy gap between them and City after a 2-1 victory over Leicester City on Saturday preserved their 100 per cent start to the league season.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moveslast_img read more

first_imgFrom the street, it’s quite annusuming it looks like it’s still quite the original worker’s cottage, but as soon as you step inside the house reveals itself over the two levels.“It’s just got that cool factor really,” Mr Croft said. Secret’s out on garden win Auction costs donated to school >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< RELATED: The home has the right mix of character and contemporary, warehouse and industrial.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoHe said many buyers were attracted to its unassuming street appeal.“The fact that it’s quite unassuming from the street, I know a lot of buyers like that.”“It’s an attractive little house and we’ve seen double the views online, double the people coming through the open homes and people are coming back two or three times.”Mr Croft said the home was a five-minute walk from the restaurants and cafes on Boundary St and a 10-minute walk from South Bank.“You’re surrounded by great schools as well, you’ve got West End Primary School and Brisbane State High just up the road.”The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home has a northfacing backyard with living over two levels. Celeb demolishes $40k bathroom “The owner is an architect, it’s got the right mix of character and contemporary, warehouse and industrial.“From the street, it’s quite annusuming it looks like it’s still quite the original worker’s cottage, but as soon as you step inside the house reveals itself over the two levels.“It’s got the two-storey void out the back and the big industrial style door that opens up … it’s northfacing (and) it’s got great breezes that come through the back of the house.” MORE: Features include polished concrete floors and a brick fireplace with new wood fire combustion heater.There is airconditioning to the bedrooms and a 10,000 litre rainwater tank servicing the toilets, laundry and garden.For the full list of Saturday’s auction properties visit realestate.com.au. Ray White South Brisbane selling principal Luke Croft said more than 70 groups of people had inspected 17 Hove St and expected a few bidders to register in the lead up to the 3pm auction on Saturday, November 24. Other features include original timber and polished concrete floors and a brick fireplace with new wood fire combustion heater. COOL FACTOR: 17 Hove St, West End will go under the hammer this Saturday, November 24, at 3pm.The architect owner of this 1890-built worker’s cottage in Highgate Hill is selling up after nearly 10 years of ownership.last_img read more

first_imgThe state seismology office said in anadvisory on Wednesday the volcano was at an “abnormal condition” and hadentered a period of unrest. “The increased seismic activity couldbe succeeded by steam-driven or phreatic eruptions at the summit crater,despite the absence of visible degassing or steaming from the active vent thisyear,” Phivolcs said. Kanlaon’s seismic monitoring networkrecorded a total of 80 volcanic earthquakes, including 77 low frequency eventsassociated with magmatic fluids beneath the edifice, as of March 9. Local government units and the publicwere reminded that entry into the 4-kilometer radius permanent danger zone“must be strictly prohibited due to the further possibilities of sudden andhazardous steam-driven or phreatic eruptions.” The civil aviation authorities werealso urged to avoid flying close to the volcano’s summit as ejecta from anysudden phreatic eruption can be hazardous to aircraft. MANILA – The Philippine Institute ofVolcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has raised the status of Kanlaon Volcanoin Negros Island to Alert Level 1 due to what it said was increasedseismic activity and the swelling of the volcano. Kanlaon Volcano last erupted in June2016; it spewed ash of about 1,312 feet (400 meters) to the sky. Ash fall wasexperienced in several barangays in Negros Occidental after the steam-driveneruption./PNlast_img read more

first_imgDoes it seem to you that there are a lot more penalties called in football games these days?  I have tried to figure out why there are so many being called.  Was there an emphasis on applying the rules this year?  Is the game getting too fast for the number of officials assigned to call the game?  Are the coaches spending too much time on fancy offenses, and thus, causing players to learn on the fly?In the Batesville/Franklin County game last Friday, I believe the two teams combined for almost 30 penalties.  It was in no way one sided, however.  Both teams contributed equally to that total.  It meant that the game took 2.5 hours to complete, and to the fans it had to seem more like 4 hours.In pro football, they say there is holding on every play so the referees have to decide which ones to call and which ones to let go.  If this is the case at all levels of football, maybe we have to look at the rules of the game.  If you do not have a good team to start with, there is no way you can overcome all these penalties and expect to win.last_img read more

first_imgSteven Gerrard secured Liverpool an incredible 3-2 stoppage-time victory at Craven Cottage, rifling home from the penalty spot to break struggling Fulham’s hearts. It was a fine win but one in which Liverpool failed to get anywhere near the heady heights reached in Saturday’s 5-1 mauling of Arsenal, falling behind after just eight minutes. Kolo Toure, guilty of gifting West Brom a 1-1 draw 10 days ago, could only watch on in horror when he sliced a Kieran Richardson cross into his own goal. Fulham continued to impress but were undone as half-time approached by a wonderful first-time Gerrard through ball, which found Daniel Sturridge to net his eighth goal since returning from injury. While Liverpool were somewhat fortunate to go in level at half-time, they began the second half with renewed vigour and Luis Suarez rattled the far post as the Whites looked increasingly unsteady. Fortunately for them, Martin Skrtel was looking even more shaky and his defensive mistake allowed Manchester United academy graduate Richardson to net from close range. The lead did not last long, though, as Philippe Coutinho sent a fine shot past Maarten Stekelenburg via a slight deflection off former Everton defender John Heitinga. Fulham looked good value to follow up their thrilling 2-2 draw at Manchester United with another point, only for Sascha Riether to foul Sturridge, allowing Gerrard to fire home a stoppage-time winner from the spot. Few expected Fulham to suffer a ninth home loss of the season given the way they flew out of the blocks. Press Association Less than a minute was on the clock when Lewis Holtby sent a lovely chipped ball over to Darren Bent, who played in the overlapping Ryan Tunnicliffe for a strike that stung the palms of Simon Mignolet. Dan Burn headed over as Fulham continued in the ascendancy, with their early endeavours rewarded with just eight minutes on the clock. Holtby’s exquisite through ball put Richardson behind Skrtel, with the former United man’s cross comically turned into an own goal by Toure. It was quite the start by the Whites, for whom things came close to improving moments later as Holtby met a Darren Bent knock-back with a half-volley that flew inches wide. Liverpool were struggling to quell Fulham’s intensity, but with Suarez in attack it would not be long before Stekelenburg was called into action. The Netherlands goalkeeper denied his former Ajax team-mate after impressively wriggling free to turn on target, before thwarting the Reds striker’s cheeky attempt at a lob. Stekelenburg saved Steve Sidwell’s blushes after his woeful backpass almost put Suarez through on goal, with Sturridge and Coutinho wasting chances before Fulham regrouped. Former Liverpool left-back John Arne Riise and Sidwell saw shots blocked either side of a Bent header as the hosts upped the ante, coming closest when Holtby played a neat one-two with William Kvist and continued to fire into the side-netting. They were missed chances the home side were made to rue four minutes before half-time. Getting back on his feet after slipping just inside the Liverpool half, Gerrard played a wonderful first-time ball with the outside of the right boot that split the Fulham defence open and found Sturridge to coolly slot home off the inside of the far post. The England internationals both came close to adding to that before half-time, from which they returned with Suarez whipping a free-kick just wide of the far post. The Uruguay international was soon back in action again, first lashing across the face of goal before striking the post after turning his man on the edge of the 18-yard box. It looked only a matter of time until there was a goal, but few expected it to come from Fulham. A hopeful, if impressive, Sidwell shot from his own half was all the Whites had to show until the 63rd minute, when Liverpool gifted Fulham another lead. Skrtel could not clear a Riether cross from the right, wiping out team-mate Jon Flanagan as the ball fell kindly for Richardson to bury from close range. However, the lead was not to last as Coutinho showed impressive skill and poise to burst into space and strike, via a slight deflection of Heitinga, past Stekelenburg The Fulham goalkeeper was soon forced off after taking a bad knock in denying Suarez, with his replacement David Stockdale seeing Coutinho struck just wide before substitute Joao Teixeira fired over on his debut. And, just as it looked like the west Londoners would take a deserved point, Riether was adjudged to have taken down Sturridge in the box. Dowd pointed to the spot and Gerrard smashed home the spot-kick in front of the raucous visiting fans, who almost had another to celebrate when Teixeira struck over. The match was threatened earlier in the week by a proposed strike on the London Underground – and Brendan Rodgers’ six-match unbeaten league run looked in serious danger of ending on several occasions in west London. Rene Meulensteen’s side produced a performance that belied their position at the bottom of the Premier League, only for them to twice see leads pegged back and then Reds skipper Gerrard strike home in stoppage time. last_img read more

first_img Jennifer OsbornReporter and columnist at The Ellsworth AmericanNews Reporter Jennifer Osborn covers news and features on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington. She welcomes tips and story ideas. She also writes the Gone Shopping column. Email Jennifer with your suggestions at josborn@ellsworthamerican.com or call 667-2576. Bucksport councilors seek reelection – September 18, 2020 ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth native Maureen Beck won a gold medal Friday in Paris for paraclimbing in the International Federal of Sport Climbing’s World Championship.This is Beck’s second world championship. She also won in Spain in 2014.Beck, who was born without her left hand, lives in Colorado now with her husband, Bryan.The climber has won five national championships.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textWatch Beck’s winning climb here:You can see the medal ceremony here: Agencies partner to investigate internet crimes – September 17, 2020 Latest Postscenter_img Bio Latest posts by Jennifer Osborn (see all) Bucksport Police Log Week of Sept. 17 – September 16, 2020last_img read more

first_imghttp://http://vimeo.com/1879726Mike Leckrone, director of the University of Wisconsin Marching Band, announces he has suspended the band until further notice. This is due to behavior violations relating to alcohol and inappropriate sexual behavior. The band will miss Saturday’s game against Ohio State, marking the first time in at least 40 years the band hasn’t played a home game.last_img