Pol Pitches Moving Election Day to Weekend

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Long Island congressman wants to move Election Day to the weekend.A Long Island congressman wants to move Election Day to the first weekend in November to increase voter turnout, arguing Tuesday was chosen for its convenience to farmers nearly two centuries ago.Rep. Steve Israel (D-Dix Hills) has reintroduced his proposed Weekend Voting Act in each congressional session since 2008, but the bill has repeatedly died in committee. He revived his push ahead of an election in which voter turnout is expected to be especially low since no presidential or congressional contests are on the ballot.“Many eligible voters won’t exercise their right to vote due to the inconvenience of Election Day falling on a Tuesday,” Israel said. “By moving Election Day from a single day in the middle of the work week to a full weekend, we are encouraging more working Americans to participate.”Congress made Election Day the first Tuesday in November in 1845 because it was a designated “court day” in which land owners were conveniently in town conducting business, he noted.Joining the congressman in supporting the proposal were several New York State lawmakers and leaders of a nonprofit group dedicated to the cause called Why Tuesday?“It is disgraceful that the greatest democracy in the world ranks 138th out of 172 democracies in voter turnout,” said Ambassador Andrew Young, chairman of the board of Why Tuesday?Only 57.5 percent of eligible American voters cast their ballots last year and in New York, where there is no early voting, voter participation ranks 44th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia for voter participation, Israel said.The Weekend Voting Act would allow for national polls to be open from 10 a.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday in the 48 contiguous states, with elections officials deciding whether to keep polls open overnight. In New Zealand, where elections are held on Saturday, 86 percent of eligible voters turned out.“Our democracy will be best served when our leaders are elected by as many Americans as possible,” Israel said.last_img read more


first_imgI am so tired of TRID. I can’t wait until October 3rd though I realize it will still be the topic of the day every day for awhile. I wonder what the world will be like when we no longer have to prepare for TRID.Lots of mortgage writers will probably become unemployed as they won’t have as much to write about in the mortgage world.Some of them maybe will go to law school and join the squadron of attorneys at the CFPB to write the next new regulation and some will become plaintiff lawyers to sue lenders for TRID or ATR/QM violations.But what will Credit Unions do? continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

3 questions with Momentum’s Mark Alguard

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at CUInsight.com.She leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: https://www.cuinsight.com Details CUInsight Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp is joined by Mark Alguard, President & Director of Client Strategy of Momentum for a quick interview with just 3 questions:(0:33) What is your company doing to support credit unions and their members during the COVID-19 crisis?(4:49) How do you think that COVID-19 might affect credit unions and the way that we do business in the long-term?(11:31) What tips do you have for staying sane during trying times?Click here to learn more about Momentum!last_img read more

Trojans top Utes, stay unbeaten in Pac-12

first_imgThroughout the course of the season, USC men’s tennis head coach Peter Smith has emphasized the importance of adversity and its positive effects.Making it look easy · Junior Ray Sarmiento (above) had no trouble taking down the Utah Utes’ Dmytro Mamedov, beating the senior 6-1, 6-1 in less than 70 minutes. The Trojans beat Utah by a final score of 5-2. — Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanIf adversity is a good thing, it was a great weekend for the Trojans, who, despite the absence of two starters and injuries to two more key players, pulled out two decisive victories including a 7-0 sweep of Arizona on Friday and a 5-2 win over Utah on Saturday.In both matches the Trojans were without the services of junior Emilio Gomez and sophomore Roberto Quiroz. The pair, dubbed “Team Ecuador” by Smith, was playing for the Ecuadorian national team in Davis Cup play.In addition to the absences of two starters, freshman Max de Vroome was still recovering from a broken left wrist and played with a specially designed brace. Junior Michael Grant also struggled with an abdominal injury, which flared up during the match and rendered him unable to overhead serve against Utah’s sophomore Cedric Willems. The significant handicap hampered Grant, who fought valiantly but eventually fell 6-3, 7-5.“[My abdominal muscle] just started cramping up, so I just started serving underhand,” Grant said. “We had nobody else who could take my place so I just had to man up and play, win or lose. I gave it my best effort.”Court two featured a duel between two heavyweights as sophomore Yannick Hanfmann took on Utah’s Slim Hamza. Hamza, who had upset UCLA’s No. 2 junior Adrien Puget 7-5, 6-4 the day prior, was in search of his second straight upset against Hanfmann.But while Hamza fought admirably, Hanfmann controlled the outcome of the match from the outset. In the first set, Hanfmann mixed up his approach against his opponent, utilizing deep, heavy strokes with blistering, razor-sharp angled shots. When Hamza tried to shorten points by flattening his shots, Hanfmann ended the points with his own whistling forehand winners en route to a 7-5, 6-2 victory.Hanfmann’s teammate and captain junior Ray Sarmiento was dominant in his outing against Utah senior Dmytro Mamedov. Sarmiento handled his match by flattening out early and forcing Mamedov to pursue high-velocity groundstrokes. Mamedov was often relegated to slicing or forced to settle with making contact with his outstretched arm while in pursuit of the icy Sarmiento’s endless hail of powerful, flat forehands.The match seemed to go as quickly as Sarmiento’s feet — the 6-1, 6-1 drubbing lasted a mere 68 minutes.“My movement was working really well for me today. I was serving really well and looked for my opportunities to come in. My game plan was to come in and take the point really early. Keep the points as short as possible and keep him moving,” Sarmiento said.Even more dominant than Sarmiento was sophomore Eric Johnson, who utterly bulldozed Utah junior Alejandro Medinilla in a 6-0, 6-0 match that lasted little more than an hour. The 6-0, 6-0 victory was possibly the most impressive performance of the season from any Trojan, but Johnson remained humble and comprehensive in his description of his strategy.“Staying focused was the hardest thing,” Johnson said. “I think my game fit him pretty well. He had a one-handed backhand that’s sort of weaker and my style is to play to attack the backhand.”Sophomore Jonny Wang got the start at No. 4 and handled his responsibilities in dominant fashion, upending Utah junior Devin Lane 6-4, 6-3 with a high-energy style of play and emotional intensity that has endeared him to many USC tennis fans.Rhe Trojans weren’t quite done after Saturday’s match. Smith, assistant coaches Krzysztof Kwinta and Peter Lucassen and the rest of the USC tennis team met and hit some balls with the ballboys and ballgirls at the match. The ballboys and ballgirls were organized by a USC alumnus to give them an opportunity to meet the tennis team.“I think one of the biggest responsibilities we have is to give back. We invite the kids out and they get to ballkid the match, and then they get a chance to meet the players and hit with the players after the match,” Smith said. “The incredible thing about that is that it’s against the NCAA rules. How amazing is that? They’re saying it might be a recruiting advantage for us.”The NCAA might not have too many concerns in that regard — none of the ballkids appeared to be older than six years of age.And though the Trojans took care of important Pac-12 conference matches Friday and Saturday, perhaps it was what they did after the competition that was most important.last_img read more

Pulisic shines, Zardes responds as USMNT thrashes Trinidad and Tobago in Gold Cup

first_img TIMOTHY A. CLARY https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/25/f5/gyasi-zardes-usa-usmnt-trinidad-and-tobago-gold-cup-2019_1i5eaot4rdxv8187vif5jf9bdt.jpg?t=-2110008525&w=500&quality=80 For the second straight Gold Cup match, the U.S. national team followed up a forgettable first half with a dominating second half, with Saturday’s thrashing of Trinidad and Tobago sending a clear message to the Gold Cup field that the defending champions are starting to find their way. After a largely lackluster first 60 minutes that lacked crisp passing and quality chances, the USMNT transformed into a totally different team in the second half, overwhelming the Soca Warriors, with Christian Pulisic leading the attack and Gyasi Zardes showing he can deliver goals that aren’t of the accidental variety.  The United States rattled off four goals in 12 minutes, blowing open a game that came close to being tied when Levi Garcia forced a diving save from Zack Steffen. Garcia’s chance was a last gasp for a Trinidad side that began losing its defensive shape and making mental mistakes, which opened the door for Pulisic and his teammates to run wild. “We wanted to put them under pressure the whole game and we knew that if we did that, and moved the ball quickly, we would wear them out,” said Pulisic. “They were very man-oriented and it was tough to break the lines, but we just said you have to keep moving and finding the right spaces and in the end we did a good job of that in the second half. “Obviously when you continue to do that the whole game, and you press them every time you lose the ball, it’s tough for them and they got tired,” Pulisic said. “You could see that, and we did that really well tonight.”MORE: Pulisic on transfer: Always had eye on PLSaturday’s rout, coupled with the 4-0 win over Guyana, has helped eased some of the concerns surrounding the USMNT after back-to-back friendly losses to Jamaica and Venezuela. “We weren’t ready to kill ourselves after the results in the two friendlies and we’re not ready to anoint ourselves champions of the world either,” Michael Bradley said. “This is still a work in progress. We feel good about the work that’s going into it. We feel like we’re on the right path. We feel like we’re building something that can continue to get better and better, but we understand these are all steps along the way.”  Much like they did against Guyana, the Americans turned on the style after halftime, and Saturday’s transformation was even more dramatic. The second half was everything the first half wasn’t for the Americans, with Pulisic, Arriola and Tyler Boyd stretching the Trinidad and Tobago defense, and Zardes finishing off a pair of chances to spark the romp.GOLD CUP 2019: Boyd makes statement in rout of GuyanaPulisic settled into a groove in the second half, giving the Soca Warriors fits with his movement and quickness. He set up a pair of goals and contributed a goal of his own to propel the Americans to their biggest blowout in Gold Cup history, 6-0. “That’s why Chelsea paid $60 million for him,” Trinidad and Tobago coach Dennis Lawrence said. “Because we kept him quiet for 65 minutes and then he found a way.” Saturday marked Pulisic’s best national team performance in two years and easily his best under Berhalter, with the former Dortmund man showing what he can do in Berhalter’s system, which is dominate. “What we’re doing is trying to put him in position where he can do exactly that,” Berhalter said. “The structure around him accommodates him being flexible and he can go wide, he can come inside. He can create space for himself. We can use the striker to get him the ball, bouncing it back to him. “That’s what we’re trying to do, and the reason we’re trying to do that is because he has these game-changing abilities and you saw that tonight,” Berhalter added. “Very fluid with his movement, dynamic, able to take players on, good ball security, and today was great because the final product was there also, which is always important for attacking players.”  The Americans head into their group finale against Panama on Friday with momentum, with Pulisic rounding into form, a defense that hasn’t allowed a goal yet, and a group that is adapting to Berhalter’s system. “What we’re seeing is the team is getting confident, and we’re getting fit and that’s important,” Berhalter said. “I classify today as a good game. We still know there’s a lot we can improve on and we want to keep progressing as this tournament goes.” “The first two games have been good, but they’re just the start,” Bradley said. “We understand that as the tournament goes on games get harder, things get more competitive, and the level from everybody has to go up.”last_img read more

West Palm Beach Man Accused of Impregnating 13-Year-Old Girl

first_imgA South Florida man who is accused of impregnating a 13-year-old girl told investigators that he is in love with her.West Palm Beach Police this week arrested 23-year-old Mario Rubendi Recinos Lucas on four counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a victim between the age of 12 and 18.Police say the girl told detectives that she met Recinos when he moved into an apartment near where she lived, and that the had been dating for a year and a half.She added that he would take her, her sister and another child to school in the mornings, and he would visit her at home after work, according to the police report.The girl told detectives that her mom asked Recinos to get her children so that she could do chores, and that he acted as if he was taking care of them when the parents were not home.Additionally, police learned that the girl had sex with the suspect on four occasions, the first time being in July of last year, about four months after they started dating.The arrest report states that the suspect told officers that he met the girl in December of 2018 when she was 12, and he initially did not want to get involved with her. However, he felt an attraction for her and started dating her soon thereafter.Recinos said that he wanted to tell the girl’s mother, but the girl suggested he not do so, so he could avoid going to jail.He also told investigators that he wants to have a family with the girl.Police say the girl gave birth to a boy two weeks ago.last_img read more

Centurion Dean Elgar slams 2015 Indian pitches: It was a farce!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Gallo/APAdvertisement 3rouh6NBA Finals | Brooklyn VscjetmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6swk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bogWould you ever consider trying this?😱9igb4icCan your students do this? 🌚phtRoller skating! Powered by Firework Dean Elgar, the South African opener who scored a century on the third day of the first Test against India, has come forward to take a slack at the Indian pitches, stating that it was a hard cheese for him when he was here last time four years back.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Gallo/APThe 32 year old, who hails from Welkom, scored an excellent 160 off 287 balls with 18 fours and 4 sixes, and is the first South African cricketer to get past the 100 run mark against India in the last 9 years, as Hashim Amla was his last compatriot to score a century in test cricket against the Men in Blue back in 2010.Soon after the play was over at ACA-VDCA Stadium, Elgar spoke in an interview about his last experience getting a century in the subcontinent conditions.Advertisement “Every hundred for your country is special and emotional but I’d like to think it was probably my best for South Africa, especially in such conditions and against the powerhouse of India, the best team in the world” Elgar said to reporters.This was the 12th test century for the 315 times test cap holder, who remembered his experience playing here back in 2015.Advertisement “It’s good to contribute once again. Playing in India is very tough. The last time I was here, I was very experienced. In those four years, I have grown a lot as a cricketer. I have played county cricket, which has helped” he added.The Proteas reached 385-8 by the close of play on the third day in Visakhapatnam, and the former skipper praised his partner Quinton de Kock, who also scored a brilliant 111.“Quinny was absolutely brilliant – he’s a bit of a genius with the bat, to be honest. I’ve known him a long time as a cricketer and a person and he has so much to contribute to the team.” Elgar hailed the 26 year old. Advertisementlast_img read more

Lakers win gives Ball last word on Wizards’ Wall

first_imgLATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, right, defends Washington Wizards guard John Wall during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers had the last word on John Wall and visiting Washington after days of NBA trash talk, prevailing 102-99 in overtime Wednesday.Brandon Ingram scored 19 points, Larry Nance Jnr added 18 and each grabbed 10 rebounds while teen rookie guard Ball had six points, eight rebounds and 10 assists to spark the Lakers.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Springer’s HR in 11th gives Astros 7-6 win, ties Series 1-1 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Wall vowed “no mercy” to the Washington Post and added, “His dad has been talking… that makes me want to go out there and lead my team and play the best I can play.”It didn’t work out that way. Wall had 18 points on 7-of-22 shooting with nine assists, missed a tying 3-point attempt at the final buzzer and lost the ball out of bounds on a drive to the hoop late in overtime, his appeal for a foul unrewarded.“A lot of contact. I thought I got fouled,” Wall said. “We’ve got to learn how to close them out. We had the game in our hand.”LaVar Ball praised his son’s performance despite Wall producing more points.“When he goes off, people get stuck on them points,” the elder Ball said. “He does a lot more things than score points all the time to get the team to win. He’s versatile.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort The Wizards missed out on their first 4-0 season start since 1978.“We were a half-step slow all night,” said Wizards coach Scott Brooks. “The fourth quarter we were just standing around. They played better than us down the stretch. They made big shots. They deserved to win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLavar Ball, Lonzo’s famously outspoken father, began the verbal fireworks after a Sunday loss to New Orleans, saying of the Wizards, “They better beware. Because Lonzo ain’t losing again. Not in the same week.”Wizards center Marcin Gortat tweeted in response that “JohnWall will torture (Ball) for 48 minutes.” View comments Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101last_img read more

No reunion for Alas, son at Phoenix

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDon’t expect any reunion between Louie Alas and son Kevin at Phoenix in the PBA–at least not in the immediate future.Just minutes after the story broke that Alas would be taking the head coaching duties of the Fuel Masters, the soft-spoken former Alaska assistant said he would rather let Kevin spread his wings with the NLEX Road Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “Likewise, I am sad as I’m leaving Alaska, especially coach Alex, who has been very supportive and is a dear friend to me and my family.”Sources said Alas signed a three-year deal with Phoenix. Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ The younger Alas has been entrusted with a major responsibility by NLEX coach Yeng Guiao and has responded with aplomb.“He’s doing good at NLEX,” Alas told the Inquirer from Hong Kong, where he was awaiting an 8 p.m. flight back to Manila.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt was earlier reported that Alas would replace Ariel Vanguardia, who reportedly resigned as Phoenix coach. Alas said his staff would be made up of Lyceum coach Topex Robinson and his former deputies at Letran, brother Mel and Kris Reyes.“I’m super excited to take on a head coaching position again as it will be a big challenge,” said Alas, who once coached Mobiline (now TNT) in the early 2000s. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA View comments Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Lanete gets boost from starting gig, pounces on chance to make impact LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

10 months agoCardiff boss Warnock: Crystal Palace and Jordan very good for me

first_imgCardiff boss Warnock: Crystal Palace and Jordan very good for meby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock admits former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordon helped him fall back in love with the game.Warnock faces his former club today.He said, “I’m looking forward to it because I’ve got some special memories there. I’ve got some good friends there and it’s always a good atmosphere.”I enjoyed it. Simon Jordan got me that love back. I felt really let down leaving Sheffield United. I think I would’ve jacked it in had it not been for Simon.”I ended up having a fabulous relationship with him and I’m disappointed how it ended for him as well.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more