The Thanksgiving holiday is over, left-over leftovers have been tossed, and business returns to Capitol Hill. The U.S. Congress is back in session facing serious deadlines before lawmakers adjourn for the year.A conference committee is currently considering H.R. 22, referred to most often as “the highway bill.” The panel must work out differences between that House bill and its Senate counterpart, with a looming Dec. 4 deadline. That’s the date on which authorization for the Highway Trust Fund expires.The bill is important to credit unions because the House-passed reauthorization includes two credit union provisions strongly supported by CUNA: one would modernize privacy notification requirements and the other would permit privately insured credit unions to join the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) system.“We have been working to make sure these provisions survive the conference and we hope final action will be taken on the bill this week,” CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan said Monday.CUNA is also closely monitoring the omnibus federal government appropriations bill, as funding for the U.S. government is set to expire Dec. 11–just 10 days away. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
“Well it happens to be on the solstice day this year, so we’re calling it Strawberry Solstice,” said Hansen. You can send submissions to [email protected] or visit the Historic Owego Marketplace on Facebook for more information. “We’re looking for something that will print and will be striking on a poster or advertising, and get the word out about the festival,” said Hansen. “Well it just started out like a little strawberry sidewalk sale. We were trying to think of a fruit that we could claim as Owego’s fruit, instead of blueberries, or potatoes, or whatever. So we came up with strawberries and that’s how it started,” said Strawberry Festival co-chair Pat Hansen. Now the event is a staple of the village, attracting thousands. The festival is taking place June 19 and June 20 this year. The dates are behind the inspiration for this year’s theme, kicking off the summer season. OWEGO (WBNG) — It may only be February, but planning is well underway for Owego’s Strawberry Festival. Now organizers need your help coming up with the festival’s official logo. “We really want it to embody both the 40th anniversary and the summer solstice, so it’s going to be a little tricky for folks this year,” said Post. “We get thousands of people and we just want to keep involving the community as much as we can and I think the logo contest is a way to do that,” said Strawberry Festival co-chair Wendy Post. It’s a big year for the event, marking its 40th anniversary. “Pretty soon we’re closing streets and having a parade and you just keep adding. It’s sort of organic, it grows and grows and grows,” said Hansen. Not only will the logo appear on all things Strawberry Festival, the winner of the contest will also receive a $100 cash prize. They are currently searching for artists to submit their visions for the event. If you would like to enter the contest, you have until February 28.
GPFN is the smaller of Norway’s two sovereign wealth funds, which invest the country’s vast revenues from petroleum activities built up over the last few decades. The larger fund is the NOK8.2trn (€865bn) Government Pension Fund Global, which invests outside the Nordic region, while the GPFN invests in Norway and other Nordic countries and has NOK234bn of assets.AFM – Diana van Everdingen is to depart as member of the supervisory board (RvT) of Dutch communication watchdog Authority Financial Markets (AFM) as of 1 November, after completing two four-year terms. During this period, she has been deputy chair as well as vice chair of the supervisor. The AFM said Van Everdingen had contributed in particular through her expertise on legal matters, corporate governance and capital markets.Eumedion – Wouter van Eechoud has been appointed to the board of Eumedion, the corporate governance and sustainability platform for institutional investors. Van Eechoud is director of the €5bn Dutch pension fund of IBM. Prior to this, he was supervisor for pension funds at regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB). At Eumedion, Van Eechoud succeeds Erik Breen of Triodos Investment Management. Marcel Andringa, executive trustee at the €46bn metal scheme PME, has been named as Eumedion’s treasurer on the executive board. Eumedion has 60 members who represent €5trn of assets.Church of England – Gareth Mostyn has been appointed as chief finance and operations officer for the National Church Institutions of the Church of England. The role encompasses the Church Commissioners – responsible for running a £6.7bn investment fund – and the Church of England Pensions Board. He is currently executive head of strategy and corporate affairs at De Beers, a diamond mining company, and will take up his new role in early 2018.Aon Austria – Helmut Geil has rejoined the consultancy group after a short stint away. From the beginning of this month he is managing director of Aon Austria, and a member of the management board of Aon Holdings Austria. He joined Aon in 2001, moving up to eventually become chief executive of Aon’s reinsurance intermediary in Austria, Aon Benfield Rückversicherungsmakler. He left Aon in August this year to join the board of muki, an Austrian insurer.Neuberger Berman – The US firm has appointed Jamie Wong as head of consultant relations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). She was previously at Janus where she was head of UK and European institutional sales, and has also worked at Lazard Asset Management. In addition, Robert Payne has joined from UBS to oversee Neuberger Berman’s work with insurers. At UBS Payne worked on customised strategies for insurers and pension funds in the UK and the Netherlands.NN Investment Partners – The asset manager’s German unit has appointed Christian Gohlke to the newly created role of director of institutional sales, with responsibility for specialist fixed income, in particular alternative credit and private debt. Gohlke joins from Citigroup Global Markets, where he has worked since 2010. Most recently he was director of fixed income sales, with responsiblity for structured credit sales for asset managers, insurers and banks.Allianz Global Investors – The investment management group has appointed Jason Allan as director of institutional business development for the UK. He joins from State Street where he was UK head of pension funds. Allianz has also hired Amundi’s deputy CEO Leon Douch to lead its asset management service for UK insurers. Margaret Frost, head of UK institutional at Allianz Global Investors, said the hires were part of the firm’s “ambitious plans” for its UK business.Robeco – The Dutch asset manager has hired Paul Jeffries as executive director for business development. He joins from AQR Capital Management, where he held a similar role. He joined AQR in 2013 from hedge fund manager Permal and has also worked as an investment manager at RPMI Railpen, the UK’s industry pension fund for the railway sector. Jeffries will oversee relationships with Robeco’s existing and new investor and consultant clients in the UK and Ireland.ARC Pensions Law – Senior associate Anna Copestake has been made partner at the UK specialist pension law firm. ARC was founded in June 2015 and now has eight partners. Copestake is the firm’s first internal partner promotion and means almost 90% of the partners are female. Copestake joined ARC from Sackers in 2016, where she was a senior associate. She chairs the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association’s legal panel and is a member of the Security of Assets Working Party and the investment committee of the Association of Pension Lawyers.APG – Harmen Geers has left as senior spokesman of APG, the €456bn asset manager of the large Dutch civil service scheme ABP. Geers, who said he was taking a sabbatical, has been in his role since 2010.State Street Corporation – The financial services giant has appointed Michelle Grundmann as head of global services for continental and southern Europe. She will join the group’s Frankfurt office in February. Most recently, Grundmann was head of investor services at JP Morgan, covering Germany, Austria and Switzerland. She has also worked at BNY Mellon, Chase Manhattan Bank, Merrill Lynch Investment Management and Bankers Trust Company of New York.Mirabaud Asset Management – The Swiss asset manager has launched an emerging market debt fund for new hire Daniel Moreno. He joins as a senior portfolio manager from Rubrics Asset Management, a London-based fixed income boutique.Aegon Asset Management – The investment manager has opened a new office in Germany. Sven Becker will lead the business in Frankfurt. Aegon and its subsidiaries TKP Investments and Kames Capital will operate under the brand Aegon Asset Management Pan Europe BV.OppenheimerFunds – The US asset manager has opened a new office in London as its headquarters for EMEA. The office is led by Doug Stewart, head of EMEA. The company has also hired Dicken Watson as chief operating officer for EMEA, also based in London. He was previously director of compliance and senior counsel at Affiliated Managers Group. GPFN, Folketrygdfondet, AFM, Eumedion, Church of England, Aon, Neuberger Berman, NN Investment Partners, Allianz Global Investors, Robeco, ARC Pensions Law, APG, State Street, Mirabaud Asset Management, Aegon Asset Management, OppenheimerFundsGovernment Pension Fund Norway (GPFN) – Olaug Svarva is to leave the domestically-invested arm of Norway’s oil fund in February after 12 years at its helm. Svarva, who is one year away from receiving an early-retirement pension from the fund, told Folketrygdfondet – GPFN’s management group – that she wanted to resign in order to look for new opportunities.Svarva said: “I have had a fantastic time as leader of Folketrygdfondet. Now, however, I want to seek new opportunities and contribute to the development of Norwegian business in other ways.”She will continue as chief executive of GPFN until 1 February, at which point deputy chief executive Lars Tronsgaard will take over her role until a successor is in place, said Folketrygdfondet.
“I think the key is not to make too many mistakes, because a very cheap goal can cost you in the competition,” Mata said. Mata Read Also: Ighalo may find it difficult playing for Man Utd– Jaap Stam “So it’s about being focused on what you have to do, to play at your best level and to try to grow into the competition. It’s different than the Premier League, you can lose a game but you still have a chance to come back and win more points. “In the Europa League, if you have a bad day you can be out of the competition, so you have to be really 100 per cent focused in every game.” Man United’s travelling squad: David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Nathan Bishop; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Diogo Dalot, Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Brandon Williams; Nemanja Matic, Fred, Andreas Pereira, Bruno Fernandes, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard; Daniel James, Odion Ighalo, Anthony Martial FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 United remain without Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba through injury, while photographers did not spot Scott McTominay, Axel Tuanzebe, Mason Greenwood or Phil Jones prior to departure at Manchester Airport. McTominay and Tuanzebe have not featured for United since December due to injuries but have both been training recently, while Greenwood did not take part in United’s open training session on Wednesday morning. Lindelof Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong and James Garner are all already in Belgium for a reserve-team game against Brugge’s U19s. Ahead of Thursday’s game in Belgium, United playmaker Juan Mata warned his United teammates about the dangers of knock-out football. Loading… Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouShocking Robots That Exist And Function Very Similar To HumansTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day January signing Odion Igalo alongside Victor Lindelof are included in Manchester United squad to face Brugge after the later missed Monday’s win at Chelsea. Lindelof was not involved in the 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge due to illness but trained on Wednesday morning before boarding a private flight to Bruges with the rest of the squad in the afternoon.
Rodney Lee Owens, age 52 passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017 at his home in Osgood. He was born the son of John and Kathryn (Groves) Owens on July 20, 1965 in Batesville. He grew up in Osgood along with his brothers Mark and Mike and sister Mary.Rodney had spent several years working in various factory position’s, with several years being spent at Gecom in Greensburg. He enjoyed trading on about anything and going to various flea markets. Rodney was talented in fixing up and trading cars and motorcycles.He is survived by wife Kelly Rae, son Dusty of Osgood, parents John and Kathryn, brothers Mark (Carol) and Mike, sister Mary (Levi), and grandchild Rusty Chase Michael of Osgood, along with numerous niece and nephews. He was preceded in death by son Rusty and brother in law Charles Levi.Visitation will be held Sunday November 5, 2017 from 4-7 pm. At Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral services will be held November 6, 2017 at 10:00 am. also at Neal’s Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greendale Cemetery near Osgood.
The sectional pairings for the 45th Annual IHSAA Girls Tennis State Tournament were revealed.Local Girls Tennis Sectionals.Sectional 16 @ South DearbornM1: Milan vs. Batesville.M2: South Dearborn vs. East Central.M3: Oldenburg Academy vs. M1 winner.M4: Lawrenceburg vs. M2 winner.Championship: M3 winner vs. M4 winner.Sectional 13 @ ConnersvilleM1: Union County vs. Rushville Consolidated.M2: Connersville vs. Franklin County.Championship: M1 winner vs. M2 winner.Sectional 19 @ GreensburgM1: Southwestern (Hanover) vs. Greensburg.M2: Jennings County vs. Shawe Memorial.M3: Madison Consolidated vs. Winner of M1.Championship: Winner of M2 vs. Winner of M3.051319.GirlsTennisPairingsA total of 307 schools were drawn and placed into brackets for the team tournament which begins Wednesday (May 15) and runs through Saturday (May 18). Host sites will announce dates and times for each match.The 64 team sectional winners will advance to regional play May 21‐22 at 16 sites. The regional champions will advance to semi‐state play May 25 at Center Grove, Culver Academies, Homestead and Jasper.The eightteam state finals are scheduled for May 31‐June 1 with state quarterfinal matches played at Carmel and Center Grove while semifinals and the state championship matches at North Central in Indianapolis.
RelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom EPL: Everton set to compound West Brom woes Bernard scored a fine individual goal and Gylfi Sigurdsson added a late second as Everton beat West Ham 2-0 to ease the pressure on Marco Silva.Brazilian Bernard netted after 17 minutes at Goodison Park and substitute Sigurdsson struck from distance in stoppage time as the Toffees ended a run of four successive Premier League defeats.It was a victory Silva’s side, who had begun the game in the relegation zone, thoroughly deserved.The hosts also hit the woodwork twice and Hammers goalkeeper Roberto made a number of good saves. Were it not for a lack of a cutting edge and some dogged West Ham defending, they could have won by a more convincing margin.They looked hungry from the outset, although their enthusiasm almost got the better of them early on as Richarlison chopped Felipe Anderson down but Manuel Lanzini put the resulting free-kick wide.Everton reacted to that well and forced enough openings to create several chances.Theo Walcott and Tom Davies, both brought back into the side among five changes by under-pressure Silva, had chances early on. Walcott saw an effort from distance deflected wide and Davies spurned a glorious opportunity at the back post when Roberto saved at point-blank range.Bernard, another player recalled, made the breakthrough after latching onto a fine ball from Walcott. The Brazilian declined to shoot first time as Arthur Masuaku closed him down but he cleverly cut back and wrong-footed the defender before sliding the ball under Roberto.Richarlison went close to a second from an Alex Iwobi pass but his low shot came back off a post and Iwobi then shot at Roberto from distance.Mark Noble created a chance for the visitors with a lofted ball over the defence but Pablo Fornals got no power on his header.Richarlison put the ball in the net again for Everton early in the second but his volley was ruled out for offside.West Ham threatened again as Fornals shot wide but Lucas Digne was only narrowly off-target from a long-range free-kick for the hosts and Yerry Mina twice headed at Roberto from corners.Realising his side was lacking a presence in midfield, Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini sent on Jack Wilshere but the change had little impact.The Toffees went close again as Walcott rattled the crossbar with a ferocious half-volley and Iwobi wasted another chance as he was put clean through on goal but shot at Roberto. Everton also had another goal chalked off when a Mina header was disallowed.The Merseysiders were almost made to pay for the missed chances as the ball fell to Angelo Ogbonna from a corner but Jordan Pickford saved brilliantly.Sigurdsson came off the bench to ensure Everton had the final say, striking brilliantly from the edge of the box.Tags: BernardEPLEvertonGylfi SigurdssonWest Ham
Press Association The 34-year-old lock should now complete his career at his home province, and his new deal cements his ambitions to captain Ireland at Rugby World Cup 2015. O’Connell is the latest Ireland star to spurn a move to the French Top 14 after Sean O’Brien rejected a lucrative offer from Toulon. Paul O’Connell has rejected the lure of a move to France to sign a two-year central contract to stay with Munster until 2016. “We are delighted that the Irish captain has committed his future to Munster and Ireland for the next two years.” Munster head coach Rob Penney was also pleased that “one of the best second rows in world rugby” will continue to ply his trade for the club. “Paul has contributed so much to Munster over the years and remains one of the best second rows in world rugby. “His experience and leadership will play a key role in the future development of this young Munster squad.” Number eight Jamie Heaslip remains the Irish Rugby Football Union’s chief target to tie down to a new contract, the 30-year-old having fielded offers from Toulon and Montpellier. “I am delighted to sign a new IRFU contract and to continue playing with Munster for the next two seasons,” said O’Connell. “Over the years I have been privileged to play in many fantastic Munster sides and as we build for the future I am excited by the prospect of playing my part in achieving success with Munster and Ireland in the coming seasons.” O’Connell has racked up 154 Munster appearances since his debut in August 2001. Just six months after his Munster bow O’Connell muscled in for Ireland action, and now boasts 88 caps. The three-time British and Irish Lion led Munster to the Heineken Cup title in 2008 and the RaboDirect Pro12 in 2009 and 2011. Philip Browne, the IRFU chief executive, hailed O’Connell as a true great in the country’s rugby history. “Paul is one of Ireland’s greatest ever rugby players and his contribution to the success of Irish rugby over the past decade has been immense,” he said.
Monk admits reports of interest in the defender from Crystal Palace is nothing new as the centre-back has been linked with various clubs every summer. For that reason the Swans boss is not worried about the Wales international’s immediate future. Swansea manager Garry Monk is adamant captain Ashley Williams will remain at the club despite speculation about his future. “Ash will be here, he’ll be here with Swansea,” he told talkSPORT. “I’ve got a good relationship with him, he’s our captain and obviously I played with him for many years as well. “For the past six or seven years he’s been linked with a team in the summer, and whether that’s actual interest or driven by the papers and agents, I don’t know. “But Ash is very committed to the club, he’s our captain and he’s captain of Wales as well, it’s a big year for him with (Euro 2016) qualification coming up with his country.” Press Association
Fulham have confirmed the signing of Palermo midfielder Pajtim Kasami for an undisclosed fee.The 19-year-old, who has agreed a four-year contract at Craven Cottage, impressed after breaking into Palermo’s first team last season.“Pajtim has potential, so we are very excited about signing him,” said Fulham boss Martin Jol.AdChoices广告Kasami was born in Macedonia but has pledged his international future to Switzerland, who he represented at the recent Under-21 European Championship.He is Jol’s second midfield signing of the summer, following the recent capture of Marcel Gecov from Slovan Liberec.