NCUA heeds NAFCU’s call to reinstate removed FOMs

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Following NAFCU’s request Monday that the NCUA reinstate any field of membership (FOM) statements removed due to litigation related to its 2016 FOM rule, the NCUA Tuesday issued a Letter to Credit Unions saying it is in the process of doing so.The U.S. Supreme Court last week declined to hear the lawsuit brought by the American Bankers Association (ABA) against the NCUA over the agency’s 2016 FOM rule. NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger said now that the legal questions are resolved, “[t]o streamline the chartering process, the NCUA should provide for a blanket reinstatement of any FOM statements removed due to the litigation. Reinstatement will allow for a quick and seamless process for credit unions to continue to provide vital financial services to re-adopted members, particularly in underserved areas.”In the Letter to Credit Unions, NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood said the Supreme Court’s decision “ends nearly four years of uncertainty and helps the NCUA foster greater financial inclusion for all Americans.”“The lack of financial access is especially prevalent in rural communities, which have experienced the withdrawal of financial institutions over the last decade. The Supreme Court’s decision will assist the agency’s efforts to bring these important and often overlooked communities back into the financial mainstream,” Hood added.last_img read more

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NSRI Evacuates Two Injured Seafarers from Bulker off Port Elizabeth

first_imgTwo injured crewmen were evacuated from a bulk carrier off Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on August 28, the country’s National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) informed.The crew members sustained injuries after a wave washed over the 177-meter-long MV Bona in heavy seas.Consequently, the two men were washed up against machinery on board the vessel.At the time of the incident, the Handy bulker was believed to be offshore of the Transkei Coast.In the evening hours of August 28, NSRI Port Elizabeth duty crew launched the sea rescue craft Spirit of Toft, accompanied by two EC Government Health EMS rescue paramedics, to rendezvous with the ship and evacuate the seafarers.Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) was alerted and a duty doctor was put in contact with the ships medical crew to evaluate the seafarers’ medical condition.It was determined that sea conditions were most favorable for the vessel to head towards Algoa Bay.NSRI Port Elizabeth sea rescue craft rendezvoused with the vessel three nautical miles offshore of the Port of Port Elizabeth, evacuating the injured men.Both patients were brought safely into port and transported to hospital for further care.The 2012-built Bona, previously known as Merganser, is owned by Greece-based company Unit Maritime, according to data provided by VesselsValue.last_img read more

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Recipe: Jerk Smoked Turkey

first_img24 to 303.5 to 4 Jerk turkey recipe for thanksgiving Caribbean-Americans jerk their turkey for the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.Most Caribbean-Americans in Florida has adapted to the traditional American celebration of Thanksgiving that occurs on the last Thursday of November annually. What they have discovered as they join their American neighbors in celebrating Thanksgiving is that not having a turkey for the customary Thanksgiving dinner is like having Christmas dinner in the Caribbean without roast chicken and/or baked ham.However, Caribbean Americans prefer having a Caribbean touch at their Thanksgiving dinner. In order to create this touch Jimmie Jackson, the 2013 winner of the Publix Cook-off at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, provided this recipe for Jerk Smoked Turkey.Jimmie says he uses a brine for the jerk smoked turkey ( He says this is optional but it does make turkey tastier). The turkey gets some of its savory and rich flavors from this brine. He, however, cautions the cooks to be easy on the salt because they will be required to add JJC jerk rub on the big bird.Ingredients for the jerk smoked turkey:1 Dressed Turkey (approx 12 t0 30 lbs)2 quarts cold water2 quarts vegetable stock or water( but less flavor) 3/4 cup sugar¾ cup kosher or coarse salt2 tbsp all spice berries2 dried bay leaves1/2 dried bunch of fresh thyme5 oz JJC  hot dry jerk rubPreparation: in a large pot combine vegetable stock, sugar, salt, allspice berries, bay leaves and thyme. Simmer over medium heat for about 12 to 15 minutes until all sugar and salt has dissolved. Remove from heat and allow it to cool down. Add cold water to mixture. Place turkey in plastic container or Plastic trash bag and place in a bucket. Once you brine your turkey over night or up to 32 hours remove turkey for brine and place on a pan and allow it to rest. Pour all excess liquid away and pat turkey dry with paper towels. Next rub your turkey completely with JJC hot jerk rub and now the cook is ready to smoke or roast the turkey..Jimmie says Turkeys can be unpredictable but there are some important factors determining cooking time. These factors include: the thickness of the breast, how well the bird is defrosted and how long it was left at room temperature.Below is a rough guide for how long it will take to get the temperature in the deepest part of the breast to 160* and the thigh to 170* ( Please have a good thermometer!!! Make sure it’s calibrated). Please note that the turkey can also be roasted if the cook doesn’t have a good smoker. 18 to 243 to3.5 12 to 142 to 2.5center_img 14 to 182.5 to3 PoundsHours  at 325*last_img read more

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Falcons releasing 43-year-old kicker Matt Bryant

first_imgThe move comes as a surprise, since Bryant signed a three-year extension with Atlanta last offseason and he was consistent last year. In 2018, he made 20 of 21 field goals and 33 of 35 extra point attempts.Bryant said he will be back for an 18th NFL season. The Falcons later confirmed the roster change.💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰#ThankYouMoneyMatt— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) February 6, 2019“Matt Bryant will be remembered as one of the greatest Falcons of all time,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank said in a statement. “He is the leading scorer in the history of the team with 1,122 points and made countless memorable and game-winning kicks.”His reliability and dependability were unmatched and he has been unflappable in pressure-filled moments. Matt has represented our organization and city so well on and off the field by living our core values through hundreds of hours of community service. He was rightfully recognized as our Walter Payton Man of the Year in both 2013 and 2014. We are deeply grateful for his contributions to the Atlanta Falcons and wish Matt, his wife Melissa and their children all the best in the future.”Bryant had been with the team since the 2009 season. With Bryant cut, the Falcons will save about $2.83 million in cap room this year but will take on a $1.33 million dead cap hit. Nick Foles to buy out contract after Eagles pick up $20M option, report says #theshowmustgoon pic.twitter.com/J63iycYTSY— matt bryant (@Matt_Bryant3) February 6, 2019″I was informed last night that the team was moving on from my services,” Bryant posted to Twitter Wednesday. “…It was a(n) honor to be apart of some big moments in this franchise’s history. This chapter is now closed.”I look forward to bringing the success and consistency that I’ve produced to my next team.” Related News The Falcons have elected to move on from kicker Matt Bryant.The 43-year-old announced Wednesday that Atlanta told him they would not bring him back next season, but said he would not be retiring.last_img read more

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