This week: Senate returns, SOTU tomorrow

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU will be monitoring closely the Senate’s return this week as well as two House subcommittee hearings on flood insurance and the president’s State of the Union address tomorrow.The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance will hold hearings tomorrow and Wednesday on challenges facing the National Flood Insurance Program. The program is set to expire in 2017; the hearings will focus both on how to improve the current program and how to reform its successor. The subcommittee will also consider H.R. 2901, the “Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act.”NAFCU will continue to be in contact with subcommittee staff about credit unions’ needs in the event of flood insurance reform. continue reading »last_img read more

Capital FM through to Neymar Jr’s last 32

first_img“It was a great effort from the team especially in the first three group matches where we really played well. Against Argentina, we had one or two mistakes which came back to haunt us but we will go back and look at what we need to improve for the business end of the championship,” captain Kristian Malumbe said.Against Argentina, Capital FM representing Kenya and Nairobi County in the tournament had a brilliant start with Shuyaib Shabir opening the scoring with a neat finish after much of the work was done on the left side by Jeff Ooko.Skipper Malumbe showed his eye for goal doubling the tally with a long-range effort after seeing the Argentines advanced leaving their goal unmanned.According to the rules, each goal conceded means you have to go a man down.Capital FM Football Team. Photo/ TIMOTHY OLOBULUWith a two-man advantage, the team took to knocking the ball around, but they were caught off when the Argentines cut off a long pass and attacked, halving the deficit.Their confidence boosted with the lone goal, they attacked in numbers and passed the ball swiftly, scoring two back to back goals to go 3-2 ahead. It was now down to three Argentines against two Kenyans.However, the Argentines saw their lead cut off when they scored an own goal when the defender’s control from a Malumbe long ball dropped into his own net.However, Capital could not force the game to a draw with the Argentines scoring their fourth 40 seconds before time.In the earlier games, Capital started their campaign with a statement thumping Belgium 5-0 before replicating the same result against Azerbaijan. Solomon Okeyo grabbed two, Ooko and Shabir adding one each with Lassie Atrash finishing off with a cheeky fifth.They went on with the form in the third game beating Japan 5-1 with Malumbe scoring twice after Ooko had broken the deadlock. Japan pulled one back but it was all morning dew as Ooko completed his brace before Atrash completed the job.Capital will know their next round opponents after the completion of the other group stage matches.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Capital FM Football team at the shores of the beach in Sao Paulo, BrazilNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20- Despite losing their last match 4-3 to Argentina, the Capital FM football team progressed to the knockout stages of the Neymar Jr’s five-a-side football tournament which kicked off on Friday in Sao Paulo, Brazil.The Best mix of Music team finished second in the group behind leaders Argentina who qualified top with 12 points after winning all their group matches.last_img read more

LETTERKENNY BEATEN IN QUEST TO BECOME FIRST ‘TOURISM TOWN’

first_imgLetterkenny has been beaten in its quest to become Ireland’s first ‘Tourism Town’.The Cathedral Town was one of ten named at the Tidy Towns Awards in an event organised by Failte Ireland.Today it was revealed  the title has gone to Portmagee in County Kerry. Portmagee receives a €10,000 grant towards developing itself as a tourism destination.A spokesperson for Letterkenny Chamber said it was an achievement in itself being named in the top ten towns in the country.LETTERKENNY BEATEN IN QUEST TO BECOME FIRST ‘TOURISM TOWN’ was last modified: December 7th, 2012 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more