Financial reform bill an attack on security

first_imgAt the urging of Wall Street lobbyists, Congress passed a bill, S.2155, that loosens many financial reform rules established for banks after their recklessness tanked our economy a decade ago. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Among its many provisions, the bill removes enhanced supervision of companies with between $50 billion and $250 billion in assets. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said this will increase the chance of a taxpayer-funded bank bailout.The bill makes it easier for mortgage companies to sell dangerous adjustable-rate mortgages without properly verifying a borrower’s ability to repay. It also makes appraisal fraud and discrimination against black and Latino borrowers more likely.The president has already signed the bill into law.However, constituents of Rep. Paul Tonko can be proud of him for doing the right thing by voting against this bill and for being part of a bulwark against additional attacks on Americans’ personal financial security.Ellie PepperSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Motorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stoplast_img read more

Rev. David M. Patterson

first_imgRev. David M. Patterson, 84, of Aurora, IN, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Lawrenceburg, IN.He was born Thursday, December 29, 1932 in Vincennes, Indiana, son of the late Robert W. Patterson and the late Katherine Dutton Patterson. He served his Country as a member of the Indiana National Guard.Rev. Patterson was a graduate of Hanover College and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He faithfully served the Lord as a pastor for many years. He was a pastor at the Beecher Presbyterian Church for 8 years, Sullivan First Presbyterian Church for 11 years and the Aurora First Presbyterian Church for 20 years. He was a member of the Aurora Lions Club and a Rotary member, serving as former president of 3 clubs, Ellsworth, KS., Aurora, IN and Sullivan, IN. Rev. Patterson was also on the Community Mental Health Center Board of Directors for 29 years; the Dearborn and Ohio Counties Salvation Army Board of Directors; a Greater Cincinnati Airport Ambassador Volunteer for 10 years and also the Sons of the American Revolution; the George Rogers Clark Chapter. Rev. Patterson is an icon in the community. His mark has been left on many lives within his family, friends, and church families. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.Surviving are children, Douglas M. (Julie) Patterson of Aurora, IN, Mary Ann Patterson of Lawrenceburg, IN; Brother, John J. Patterson of Vincennes, IN; grandchildren, Brett M Jackson, Nicholas L Jackson and Michelle Jackson.He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Jean Patterson.Friends will be received from 4:00 – 8:00 pm Monday, April 17, 2017, at the Beecher Presbyterian Church, 229 Short Street, Lawrenceburg, IN.Services will be held at Beecher Presbyterian Church,Tuesday at 11:00 with Pastor Bob Northcutt officiating.Interment will be in the Upper Indiana Cemetery, Vincennes, IN.Contributions may be made to the Beecher Presbyterian Church. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Brookville resident recognized in consumer literacy competition

first_imgWashington D.C.—In celebration of Financial Literacy Month in April, the National Consumers League (NCL) has announced the 33 state champion teams that have earned a spot at the 2018 National LifeSmarts Championship, which will take place starting later this month in San Diego, California. The event will kick off Saturday, April 21, at 5 pm at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa.LifeSmarts ( is a national consumer literacy scholarship competition, celebrating its 24th season this year, hosted by NCL, the nation’s oldest consumer watchdog organization. The 2018 National LifeSmarts Champion team will be crowned on Tuesday, April 24.LifeSmarts is a competitive educational and scholarship program, in which teams of students begin online. Top-scorers progress to their state competitions, and then state champion teams meet each April to compete in the National LifeSmarts Championship. This year’s state champion teams hail from as far away as from Portland, Maine, and from as nearby as Los Angeles.Consumer-savvy teens representing 30 states, the District of Columbia, and two wild card teams, will compete at this year’s national event. Throughout the 2017-2018 program year, more than 100,000 teens competed online for a chance to represent their states at the 2018 National LifeSmarts Championship. Players answered more than 3 million consumer questions in the online competition.“We are so proud of this year’s state LifeSmarts champions, who have proven themselves to be the best and the brightest of the next generation of consumers,” said Sally Greenberg, NCL executive director. “LifeSmarts is fun, engaging, and the perfect vehicle for educating young consumers. Our program goes in-depth on the issues kids—and adults—are facing now: finances, health care, the environment, and technology.”The 2018 National LifeSmarts Champion and other winning teams will walk away with prizes and scholarships. In addition to placing as a team, individual students have the opportunity to compete for scholarships by demonstrating knowledge in specific program topic areas. The top eight placing teams and top five individuals are recognized.This season, LifeSmarts celebrated “The Year of Health and Safety,” focusing on health-related resources, learning activities, and special competitive opportunities, underwritten by a grant from Johnson & Johnson. This season, LifeSmarts unveiled the LifeSmarts OTC Medicine Safety Mentoring Project as a community service opportunity for its high school student participants to become mentors for middle school students on the wise use and safe storage of over-the- counter medicines. At the national event, NCL will award scholarships to winning participants from the Mentoring Project.NCL thanks the sponsors who make the program possible including Johnson & Johnson, Comcast NBCUniversal, UL, Western Union, American Express, Experian, and Intuit.Follow the competition onlineParents and teachers can follow the action at and via Twitter: #LifeSmartsThe semi-final and final competition matches will be streamed live at, Tuesday, April 24, 2018 starting at 9 a.m. Pacific Time2018 LifeSmarts State ChampionsAlabama (Tuscaloosa): Central High School, Coach: Roslyn EvansArizona (Flagstaff): Flagstaff Home Educators, Coach: Christina BlanchardCalifornia (Los Angeles): Lincoln High School, Coach: Wendy EstradaColorado (Colorado Springs): Vista Ridge High School, Coach: Sahvanna MeaseConnecticut (Waterbury): Crosby High School, Coach: Kelly DonohueDelaware (Wilmington): Salesianum School, Coach: George HornDistrict of Columbia: McKinley Technology High School, Coach: Sarah ElwellFlorida (Jacksonville): Paxon School for Advanced Studies, Coach: Melissa DeckerGeorgia (Douglasville): Douglas County 4-H, Coach: Rose SmithHawaii (Honolulu): Iolani School, Coach: James RubaschIllinois (West Chicago): West Chicago High School, Coach: Don ZabelinIndiana (Brookville): Franklin County High School, Coach: Diana SlavenKansas (Wichita): Maize South High School, Coach: Jean ConklingLouisiana (Lafayette): Acadiana High School, Coach: Stephanie BennettMaine (Portland): Wayneflete School, Coach: Steve WithersMassachusetts (Milton): Milton High School, Coach: Paul ArenburgMichigan (Fenton): Fenton High School, Coach: Bruce BurwitzMinnesota (Lake Crystal): Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Secondary School, Coach: Michelle MisslingMissouri (Jefferson City): Blair Oaks High School, Coach: Linda CumptonNew Hampshire (Canaan): Mascoma Valley Regional High School, Coach: Shawn JoyceNorth Carolina (Morehead City): West Carteret High School, Coach: Mark ThompsonNorth Dakota (Jamestown): Jamestown High School, Coach: Marchel KriegerOklahoma (Pryor): Pryor High School, Coach: Sharon RashPennsylvania (Dallas): Dallas High School, Coach: Kevin WestRhode Island (Barrington): Barrington High School, Coach: Samuel SchachterTexas (Mesquite): John Horn High School, Coach: Brenda BreedloveVirginia (Fredericksburg): Massaponax High School, Coach: Ginger WaltersWashington (Olympia): Capital High School, Coach: Katie TurcotteWest Virginia (Ellenboro): Ritchie County High School, Coach: Sonya HaughtWisconsin (Oconto): Oconto High School, Coach: Scot NeuWyoming (Buffalo): Buffalo High School, Coach: Kami Kennedy Qualified for the LifeSmarts National Championship through the Automatic Bid process:Wild Card: #1: Liberty County 4-H, Hinesville, Georgia, Coach: Gypsy TartWild Card: #2, Walker County 4-H, LaFayette, Georgia, Coach: Casey Hobbslast_img read more

Black Cats strike back for Stoke point

first_imgJohn O’Shea snatched a potentially priceless point for Sunderland as they held Stoke to a 1-1 draw despite seeing Craig Gardner sent off after only 34 minutes. Neither side had managed a shot on goal before Walters put the visitors in front in the ninth minute. Walters’ header from Adam’s corner was blocked by Danny Graham on the line but the Republic of Ireland international reacted quickest to power the loose ball home via the underside of the bar. Adam Johnson was Sunderland’s best attacking outlet but he was struggling for support. Sunderland’s task became even harder when Adam’s charge down the right flank was ended by a dangerous studs-up challenge from Gardner, but Stoke did not overdo attempts to punish their opponents’ numerical disadvantage. Johnson went close to producing an equaliser with a free-kick just prior to the break but it squirmed wide and O’Shea almost got on the scoresheet on the hour, prodding goalwards only to see Dean Whitehead block on the line. And the captain went one better two minutes later, popping up at the far post to side-foot Seb Larsson’s corner over the line after Whitehead failed to get a solid connection. Remarkably Sunderland’s 10 men did not appear to tire and Danny Rose was inches away from putting them ahead in the 80th minute with a skidding attempt that struck the the post. Steven Nzonzi went closest to winning it for the visitors, hooking a shot over with his back to goal. Defeat at the Stadium of Light would have left the Black Cats in a perilous situation just above the relegation zone but, having gone behind to Jonathan Walters’ early effort, they showed great heart in the second half and deserved to see O’Shea prod home a 63rd-minute corner. Gardner can take little credit for the result, though, and his red card for a dangerous challenge on Charlie Adam was fully warranted. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Van Gaal: Battle will go on

first_imgLouis van Gaal has warned Manchester United they still have much work to do before they secure Champions League qualification. Van Persie candidly admitted on Monday that he had under-performed this season. But he looked like his old self for long periods on Saturday and h is goal was out of the top drawer. Van Persie watched Daley Blind’s pass float over his left shoulder before he stabbed the ball past Mark Schwarzer first time with his right boot. Replays showed the striker was lucky the goal was allowed to stand, though, as he was marginally offside. Van Gaal felt for his opposite number Nigel Pearson, and admitted such errors will only be stopped if more technology is introduced into the game. “I think also it was offside but it always happens in games that the referee or a linesman are not in a good shape at that moment but you cannot avoid that,” Van Gaal said. “You need modern techniques always and when you don’t use them in this modern time it shall happen every game.” While United have City in their sights, it is a completely different story for Leicester, who remain rooted to the foot of the Barclays Premier League. The Foxes are three points from safety but defender Ritchie De Laet is still confident his team will not be relegated. “The United game was a bonus game, no one was expecting us to take anything from it,” said De Laet, who left United for Leicester three years ago. “But our confidence is still high. “I think we can get out of it. You just have to look at the last five performances. We have had three wins out of them so we know we can give teams a good game. “We still have everyone to play around us and those are the important games.” Van Gaal, meanwhile, has told Adnan Januzaj he must show him why he deserves to be a regular in the United starting XI. Saturday was the first time Januzaj had started successive games for the club since the first week of November. Van Gaal has told the 19-year-old, who is reported to have attracted interest from Paris St Germain, he faces tough competition to play at Old Trafford on a regular basis. “He has a lot of talent but you have to perform that talent in the matches and in training,” Van Gaal said. “The competition is high and also that’s difficult to manage for players. “I’m looking every week and every day the players have to show it. “I’ve said to players, I’ve said to Falcao, I’ve said to (Juan) Mata and I’ve said to Januzaj.” Van Gaal said the fact that David Moyes handed Januzaj a lucrative contract during his first season in the senior side proved the midfielder is good enough for a club of United’s stature. The Dutchman also revealed that another young prospect, Paddy McNair has signed a contract extension. “The former manager (Moyes) has chosen him to play (Januzaj) from out of the youth and he had an extension of his contract, so then you know that he is a Manchester United player,” Van Gaal said. “Paddy McNair, now, is coming from out of the youth, he has extended his contract, so he is a Manchester United player.” The win lifted Van Gaal’s team to within five points of second-place Manchester City and also went some way to appeasing the fans who watched their team play out an uninspiring 0-0 draw at Cambridge last week. But Van Gaal reminded his players following the win that the season is far from over. “No, because (only) at the end of the league matches we divide the titles and not at this moment,” the United boss said when asked if he could sense Champions League qualification was getting closer for his men. United have a winnable set of fixtures coming up against West Ham, Burnley, Swansea, Sunderland and Newcastle. But Van Gaal is aware he still has to travel to Liverpool and Chelsea in the last third of the season and he believes the fight for a top-four finish will go right down to the wire. “It shall be a big battle to the end,” Van Gaal told MUTV. “That is a big battle. West Ham has lost (to Liverpool on Saturday). “One competitor shall lose.” United returned to winning ways on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Leicester at Old Trafford. Robin van Persie put United ahead with a sublime finish and Radamel Falcao added his fourth for the club before Wes Morgan’s own goal helped United avenge their embarrassing 5-3 reverse at the King Power Stadium last September. Press Associationlast_img read more

Norwich land Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford

first_imgChelsea striker Patrick Bamford has joined Norwich on loan for the rest of the season. The 22-year-old spent the first half of the season on loan at Crystal Palace but it ended in controversy when he said his spell there had been “terrible”, a comment he later retracted with an apology. Bamford returned to Chelsea at the end of December and the England Under-21 international now moves to Norwich, with the Canaries’ official Twitter account saying on Saturday night: “DONE DEAL – City sign @ChelseaFC striker @Patrick_Bamford on loan until end of the season.” Press Associationcenter_img Grantham-born Bamford has yet to make a first-team appearance for Chelsea but he has played over 100 games on loan at MK Dons, Derby, Middlesbrough and Palace. Last season he was named as the Sky Bet Championship’s Player of the Year after scoring 17 times in 38 league matches at Middlesbrough. Speaking to about his latest loan move, Bamford said: “I’m really happy to be here, and the sooner I’m able to get involved the better. “That’s what I want to do personally, but it’s also about helping Norwich to get the points required to stay in the league.” Bamford becomes the third January signing for Norwich with manager Alex Neil having already signed defender Ivo Pinto and striker Steven Naismith in this month’s transfer window. “Patrick is a player who excelled last season and we are pleased to have the opportunity to bring him in,” Neill said. “He’s a young forward determined to make his way in the game, and adds competition for us at the top end of the pitch.” last_img read more

Orange clinches share of Big East, coasts to win over Fighting Irish In front of a sold-out crowd of 4,063 at Arlotta Stadium, that scorching start led No. 2 Syracuse (12-1, 5-0 Big East) to a 12-6 victory over the Fighting Irish (7-6, 2-4 Big East). The win was the Orange’s 10th consecutive victory.  White’s goal sparked a five-goal first quarter for the Orange that set the tone for the rest of the game. SU junior attack Stephen Keogh also had two goals through the first 15 minutes.  ‘Our offense got off to a very good start and our defense was consistent all game,’ Desko said. ‘We knew it would be a playoff atmosphere. We have a great group who played very well and was able to double up on them.’ But Amidon scored just more than one minute later to give the Orange some momentum back. It was Keogh’s first multiple-goal game since April 3 against Albany. Desko was quick to point out Keogh’s struggles have come as a result of other teams keying on him. Though the statistics do not show it, Desko said, the junior attack has still helped the Orange despite the slight downturn in goal production. Heading into the regular-season finale at St. John’s, the Orange has secured at least a share of the first Big East lacrosse title in the conference’s inaugural season, and it can win the title outright with a victory over the Red Storm next Saturday. ‘Against Rutgers and Providence, he was very good off the ball,’ Desko said. ‘Against Rutgers, he set picks for three goals. He has done other things very well when teams have tried to shut him down.’   That quick start was important because the Irish did not go away. Thanks to seven SU penalties and a Notre Dame defense that held the Orange scoreless for more than 24 minutes over the second and third quarters, the Irish managed to cut the lead to 5-4 after Brenneman’s only goal of the game with 9:45 to play in the third. Facebook Twitter Google+ Through the first 15 minutes of action, the Orange offense looked the part of a team that was ready to go after being bottled up against the Friars a week before. SU shot out of the gate and scored five unanswered goals in the first quarter. ‘We got off to a very good start,’ SU head coach John Desko said in a phone interview after the game. ‘Five goals in the first gave us a good cushion that was important.’ Led by Keogh’s four goals and junior midfielder Josh Amidon’s two goals, the Syracuse depth was on full display. Ten different players registered at least one point.  Published on May 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm ‘In the third, they had a man-up to start, and they had the ball for the first five minutes,’ Desko said. ‘Then we got the ball back and scored, and that really got us going. We played much more relaxed after that.’ Matched up against Notre Dame’s leading scorer Zach Brenneman Saturday, Syracuse longstick midfielder Joel White immediately showed he was ready to do more than just shut down the Irish’s go-to guy.  The Irish would cut the lead to two to start the fourth. But Syracuse ended the game just how it started. SU outscored the Irish 4-0 through the final frame. In the end, the Orange captured another tough, primetime victory on the road. Three minutes into the game, White knocked the stick out of Brenneman’s hand as he raced toward the Syracuse net. Jovan Miller scooped up the loose ball and threw it ahead to Chris Daniello. White filled the lane and registered his third goal of the season with a laser that sailed past the big body of Notre Dame goalie Scott Rodgers.  ‘It has not been easy this year,’ Desko said. ‘We have had a lot of night road games. This group has stayed very focused.’ Comments Desko was pleased to see an all-around game from his squad. In a game in which Desko knew the Fighting Irish would come out focused with their playoff hopes on the line, the Orange’s head coach was impressed with how his team came out of the gate.last_img read more

In Photos: No. 21 Stanford upsets No. 2 USC

first_imgSenior quarterback Matt Barkley went 20 for 41 with two interceptions and no touchdown passes in USC’s 21-14 loss to Stanford at Stanford Stadium. Read the full recap here.Photos by Carlo Acenaslast_img

Victories for Ballybacon, Holycross and Moycarkey in weekend action

first_imgBrendan Cummins’ 6 scores from goal has helped Ballybacon Grange reach their first ever Junior A Munster Final.They overcame Cork champs St Catherine’s of Cork in the Semi Final in Ardfinnan last evening.===== Meanwhile Holycross Ballycahill were crowned Mid U21 A champions last evening with a comprehensive victory over Drom InchIn doing so they bridged a 21 year gap at that age-group.A flurry of goals saw off Drom as the game finished Holycross Ballycahill: 4-15(27) Drom Inch: 0-14(14)They’ll now move on to the county semi-final, and selector with Holycross U21s and Tipp senior star Cathal Barrett told Tipp FM Sport they won’t look past the next game…In the U21 B Mid Final Moycarkey Borris overcame JK Brackens 0-16 points to – 0-13.Emly Traceys and Cappawhite Gaels have booked their places in the West U21 B Hurling final following semi final wins last evening.Emly Treacys overcame Knockavilla Kickhams 2-17 to 1-9 and it finished Eire Og Annacarty Donohill: 1-10(13) Cappawhite Gaels: 0-19(19) in the other game.In the South division Anner Gaels have booked their place in the South U21B Hurling final following a good victory over Carrick Davins in the first of the semi finals.It finished: Davins 1-8 (11) Anner Gaels 3-17 (26)Then in the North Division, the U21A hurling round 3 game finished up – Toomevara 2-17 Kilruane MacDonaghs 0-13last_img read more

#PogQuestions – Read Paul Pogba’s Hilarious Q&A Session On Twitter

first_imgFootball Soccer – Ajax Amsterdam v Manchester United – UEFA Europa League Final – Friends Arena, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden – 24/5/17 Manchester United’s Paul Pogba celebrates with the trophy after winning the Europa League Reuters / Michael Dalder LivepicManchester United midfield maestro, Paul Pogba, carried out his first Q&A interaction with Twitter users, as he gears up preparation for the forth coming season.In a series of hilarious questions and replies on his official Twitter account, 24-year-old Pogba entertained his twitter fans with answers that range across different topics.Asked about losing his world most expensive footballer title to PSG’s Neymar, he said: “I just feel the same, nothing changed.”Asked about his first football position when he started as a kid:Asked about his future:How he handles bad days on the pitch:About his Ballon d’Or aspirations:His favourite German player:Better basketballer between him and Lukaku:Favourite goal last season:Football hero:Favourite Man United moment:Paul Pogba will feature for Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid next Tuesday, as the Frenchman hopes to lead United to a successive 2017/2017 season campaign. RelatedPogba To Remain At Manchester United Next Season – SolskjaerMarch 13, 2020In “England”VIDEO: Flying Eagles Star Has Wish Fulfilled By Paul PogbaJuly 16, 2020In “England”Mourinho Challenges Pogba To Transmit World Cup Form Into Club PerformancesJuly 19, 2018In “England”last_img read more