Amending remittance rule will reduce costs, increase access

first_imgThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) should explore several revisions and additions to its remittance rule, CUNA wrote to the CFPB Tuesday. The CFPB issued a proposed rule making several changes to the remittance rule, including raising the “normal course of business threshold” to 500 remittance transfers per year.The CFPB’s remittance rule establishes consumer protections for covered international money transfers. CUNA’s outreach to Leagues and credit unions regarding the rule’s impact has shown that the compliance resources needed to offer the service has led many credit unions to discontinue offering it.“CUNA continues to believe remittances are an important member service and we support appropriate and tailored safeguards for consumers initiating remittances,” the letter reads. “The Remittance Rule, as it stands, must be amended to reduce the overall cost of compliance and ensure consumers have access to remittance services from their local credit union.”CUNA recommends the CFPB: continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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SN Q&A: Urijah Faber on his return, ruining fairytale ending in 2016, fighting Henry Cejudo

first_imgUF: It depends on my motivation, how the new family takes of everything. This is an intense process and making sure everyone is OK with it because it’s a pretty new thing — those things are all factors. First things first, I’m going to love this experience and have so much fun doing it. I plan on winning, and I’ll decide after that.SN: When you envision the fight on Saturday night in your head, how does it play out?UF: You really don’t know until you get in there. Of course, I am being a step ahead of everything. I’m a mixed martial artist and one of the best in the world, so putting it all together is the key. I envision myself doing that, having a lot of fun and getting the W. You can make a case that without Urijah Faber, Conor McGregor would have never become the UFC featherweight champion.Faber (34-10), who started his MMA career in November 2003, is most known for being the WEC featherweight champion. Faber captured the belt in March 2006 and made five consecutive title defenses (four of the wins coming via stoppage) before losing it to Mike Brown in November 2008. During that period, the UFC didn’t have weight classes below 155 pounds. The prevailing thought from fans and pundits had been because the UFC didn’t have fighters at the lower weights, they wouldn’t draw at the arenas or get people to view them on television.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year​With his movie star looks and charisma to boot coupled with his exciting style, Faber packed venues and set rating records on television highlighted by 12,001 people showing up for his final title defense against Jens Pulver at WEC 34 at the Arco Arena in his hometown of Sacramento and had an average viewership of over 1.53 million on Versus. Proving he was a legitimate box office attraction, Faber went on to headline the company’s only pay-per-view against then-145-pound Jose Aldo at WEC 48 in April 2010. The event reportedly drew 150,000 buys.When the WEC merged into the UFC in January 2011, Faber came along for the ride. He challenged for the bantamweight title on three occasions (headlined two of the PPV’s), but came up short each time.Faber went 9-6 in his UFC run, capping off his career with a unanimous decision win over Brad Pickett in Sacramento in December 2016.After getting inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2017, it had appeared Faber had taken his ride off into the sunset. However, as it often happens in combat sports, Faber got the itch and revealed in early 2019 that he would be returning at Saturday night’s UFC Sacramento against rising contender Ricky Simon (16-1).Days away from his grand return, Faber spoke with Sporting News about why he’s returning to the Octagon, why he didn’t want to go out on his fairytale ending two and a half years ago, taking on flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo and much more.Sporting News: You haven’t been through a fight week in over two and a half years. What has the week been like and getting back into the routine of a fight week?Urijah Faber: It’s been really fun actually. I never really left the space. I was always training with my team, practicing, etc. But getting back into the routine of doing it full-time is a whole different animal when you compare an in-season fighter to an out-of-season fighter. It’s just a few minor tweaks, but they’re big ones like working out during the day, taking care of yourself a little better because you’re training for a specific goal. Other than that, I was in an offseason pattern. I’d train when I want to and be present in the gym.SN: How often were you in the gym during your time away?UF: Between six and seven days a week. I’d lead one pro class a week and be there to help out individual fighters and just being present. My gym has offices, so I go in there and work throughout the day. My house is a half-mile away, so I pop in and out as well.SN: What was the determining factor to you returning?UF: Well first off, there’s a ticking time table on how long you can compete. And you saw it throughout the years on how long guys go. A lot of guys go on to have longer careers. For me, the reason I retired was because I wanted to. I wanted to focus on some things that I wasn’t able to put a full focus on and make it a priority.Separation from that was one thing. And then just getting the itch. There’s a lot of great things going on in the sport. It’s exciting. I just feel like I wanted to fight. When you have that itch, and you’re able to scratch it, you’re a blessed person. I’m definitely in a position where I can snap my fingers and step back in and know that I can compete with the best in the world.SN: What do you say to people out there that feel you had the fairytale ending in December 2016 against Brad Pickett, fighting in your hometown and winning the fight and why ruin a moment that rarely happens in combat sports of going out on top in your backyard and on your terms?UF: First off, I appreciate the compassion and also the enjoyment people get from me fighting. I don’t think the reason why I retired was so I can have a fairytale ending. I think that’s just not how I operate. I retired because I wanted to. In my eyes, it wasn’t necessarily the fairytale ending. That year, I had lost a world title fight to Dominick Cruz. Winning and going out that way would have been a fairytale ending.I really appreciate the fact people enjoy the way that went down. I’m excited to compete for the guys who are ready for me to compete again. This is a life where we think about what we want out of life. It’s all about your instincts and for me right now, I just think that I want to fight (laughs). When that is going through your mind and you can do so in another great scenario, then you pull the trigger.SN: You’re fighting at home for the eighth time in your career. Do the feelings change each time you compete in Sacramento? UF: I think it’s a blessing to be able to do that. It makes things really easy. I’m not far from the gym; my house is about two miles away from the arena. It’s all a straight line for me — the comfort of fighting at home and a 15-minute fist fight against a young stud in Ricky Simon. I’m excited to get in there and do my thing.SN: Why Ricky Simon?UF: In my opinion, he’s a high caliber fighter. I’ve seen him fight. What he brings to the table is what’s common in a lot of the champions which is a ton of grit, great conditioning, intensity and a real knack for the sport. Everyone is looking for an opportunity. And he is trying to get his off of me. And for me, it’s vice versa. I’m somebody that’s going to try and seize the moment, steal the momentum and still prove I’m one of the best in the world.SN: Bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo brought your name after UFC 238 as someone he’d like to fight. What do you make of Cejudo and is he someone you see fighting down the road if you win on Saturday night, as a Cejudo-Faber clash is perhaps the most marketable fight at 135 pounds?UF: I would love that fight. If you look at why you get into the sport and envision what you can do and what you want out of your career, fighting all of the best guys in the world like I have been in the past and asking yourself if you are the best right now in the world — that’s why we do this. Henry Cejudo is an Olympic gold medalist, being a two-division champion and beaten a lot of tough guys and accomplishing what he’s accomplished is amazing.Ten years ago, when he came to our gym to do a little training right out of the Olympics, he came to me and said, ‘Maybe you and I will fight one day.’ And I remember thinking, ‘Absolutely.’ This guy has won an Olympic medal. I told him it’s a way out. But we are here 10 years later and we are still here.But I’m going to look at the landscape after the fight and decide if I do or not want to fight. Do I want to sneak and try to get at Henry? There’s a lot of things that go into it. But first things first, I have to have my best performance and beat Ricky Simon.SN: How are you going about this return? Is it on a fight-by-fight basis and just seeing how the body holds up?last_img read more

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Cowboys coaching rumors: Mike McCarthy, Marvin Lewis to meet with Dallas; Jason Garrett’s status still in limbo

first_imgAdd another layer of intrigue (or confusion) to the Cowboys’ coaching drama.According to reports by Ian Rapoport and Adam Schefter, respectively, Dallas is meeting former Packers coach Mike McCarthy and former Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, all why incumbent Jason Garrett’s status remains in limbo. Sources: Former #Packers coach Mike McCarthy is headed to Dallas to speak with the #Cowboys. The team has not announced anything on coach Jason Garrett, though they are expected to move on from him and are laying the groundwork for a search.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 4, 2020Cowboys are also meeting with former Bengals’ HC Marvin Lewis today, per @toddarcher. So Mike McCarthy and Marvin Lewis both today.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 4, 2020MORE: Will Cowboys fire Jason Garrett?Lewis was fired by Cincinnati in December 2018 after 16 seasons in which he went 131-122 and 0-7 in playoff games. McCarthy was fired by Green Bay in December 2018 as well. His dismissal from the team — which he coached to a 125-77-2 record — was not without controversy, prompting him to say, “It couldn’t have been handled any worse.” His Packers teams made the playoffs in nine of his 12 seasons, four times making the NFC championship game and once winning the Super Bowl. The Cowboys are quickly approaching a similar status in their coaching debacle. ESPN reported on Friday that the organization would “move on without” Garrett as its head coach, though the team quickly refuted that by saying there was “no official news” on his job status.The Cowboys entered Week 17 of the season with an outside chance of making the playoffs as a wild card in the NFC, but needed both a victory over the Redskins and a loss by division rival Philadelphia. The Cowboys beat Washington 47-16 to close the season at 8-8, but a 34-17 Eagles win over the Giants netted them the final playoff spot, leaving Dallas out in the cold.That was the latest setback of Garrett’s tenure, which has seen him coach the Cowboys to an 85-67 record since taking over midway through the 2010 season.last_img read more

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THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC WIN TO TAKE SLENDER LEAD IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BATTLE

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY AT PARKHEAD: CELTIC will take a slender 2-1 lead into the second leg of their tie with HJK Helsinki after a first leg 2-1 win in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round first leg.And the Hoops will be disappointed – they dominated the game and should have scored far more.Ramus Schuller scored for the visitors just after the break, against the run of play. But whereas in the past Celtic might have folded, the refused to fall back and came back within five minutes as Gary Hooper equalised.Charlie Mulgrew then headed the winning goal on the hour to give Celtic the advantage going into the return tie in Finland next week.The Hoops had dominated the first half, with Hooper hitting the side-netting after just 14 seconds.There was a superb atmosphere at Celtic Park and the returning James Forrest was on fire – heading just wide after 14 minutes. Joe Ledley then had three chances to score, missing the first – and a second shot from him a few minutes later forced Helsinki keeper, Ville Wallen, into a great save.His drive a few minutes later was blocked.After Helsinki took the lead just after the re-start, Celtic upped their game and Kris Commons – a changed man this season – saw his shot come off the post.The came Hooper’s great goal, set up by the brilliant Samaras who flighted a wonderful cross from the left flank.And just seven minutes later, Mulgrew headed home from a corner to give the Hoops the lead. Mulgrew almost added a third a few minutes later but his shot went wide.The Hoops had a good game tonight; there were some bright points.But we all hope they’ve just done enough so that we can progress to the next stage.“With the amount of chances we created I feel we can score away from home,” Lennon told BBC Radio Scotland. “The most important thing would be to try and keep a clean sheet.”“I’m pretty pleased with the performance,” added Lennon.“It’s obviously bitter-sweet with the away goal but to come away with a victory is pleasing.“They played very, very well and created a lot of chances. I was pleased with the fitness, they kept going and that was excellent.”CELTIC (4-4-1-1): Forster; Matthews, Wanyama, Mulgrew, Izaguirre; Forrest, Brown, Ledley, Samaras (Lustig 87); Commons (Stokes 63); Hooper (McCourt 87)Subs not used: Zaluska, Kayal, Rogne, F. TwardzikHJK HELSINKI (4-1-3-2): Wallen; Sorsa, Lindstrom, Lahti, Sumusalo; Perovuo; Mannstrom, Vayryen (Okkonen 74), Savage; Schuller (Pohjanpalo 84), Makela (Sadik 59)Subs not used: Sahlgren, Kansikas, Hakanpaa, PelvasMan of the match: Charlie Mulgrew THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC WIN TO TAKE SLENDER LEAD IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BATTLE was last modified: August 2nd, 2012 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:THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC WIN TO TAKE SLENDER LEAD IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BATTLElast_img read more

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