Staff from the Federal Reserve visited the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Washington, D.C., office Thursday to discuss its payments initiatives. CUNA, via its advocacy efforts and its Payments Subcommittee, is a consistent advocate for a modern, secure payments system.CUNA also is a member of both the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments and Secure Payments task forces.The Fed recently released a progress report on its efforts to enhance the speed, efficiency and security of the U.S. payments system.CUNA was involved throughout the process of adopting the same-day automated clearinghouse (ACH) rule, both from NACHA-The Electronic Payments Association, and when the Fed proposed to adopt NACHA’s standard.CUNA’s payments efforts also include supporting cybersecurity efforts and legislative solutions to ensure a secure payments system. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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However, Savchenko denied the allegations. The professional dancer told Us that he won’t “stand by and allow false accusations and internet rumors go unaddressed.” The ABC personality also addressed his relationship with Stause, 39, who competed with him on season 29 of Dancing With the Stars.“My relationship with Chrishell was and remains strictly platonic,” he told Us. “Our friendship during our season on DWTS was not the reason for our split. Elena and I have had longstanding issues in our marriage. This has been an ongoing situation between Elena and I paired with poor timing.”Stause — who publicly split from her estranged husband, Justin Hartley, in November 2019 — also refuted the rumors on Friday.“I am so saddened about the news of Gleb and Elena’s split,” the Selling Sunset star wrote via her Instagram Story. “It is unfortunate that this has caused rumors to swirl about my personal life. Having gone through a public split myself, I would not wish this on anyone.”The realtor added, “As you can imagine, the countless hours of training, and dance rehearsals has created a strong supportive friendship, but nothing more. I wish nothing but the best for both Gleb and Elena during this unfortunate time.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! The Dancing With the Stars pro, 37, and Samodanova, 36, announced their separation on Friday, November 6, after 14 years of marriage. The pair share daughters, Olivia, 10, and Zlata, 3.Gleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova. David Edwards/MEGA“After 14 years of marriage with my deepest sadness our road is coming to the end,” Samodanova captioned a photo of herself and Savchenko with a broken-heart emoji.Savchenko, for his part, shared a lengthier statement with Us. “It is with a heavy heart that I tell you my wife and I are parting ways after 14 years of marriage,” he said. “We still intend to coparent our wonderful children together who we love so dearly, and we will strive to continue to be the best parents that we can to them. We ask that you respect our family’s need for privacy and healing during this time.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – One day later, Samodanova accused Savchenko of “ongoing infidelity” as rumors swirled that he had an affair with his Dancing With the Stars partner, Chrishell Stause.“No wife should ever stand by and watch while another woman gifts her husband expensive presents, lures him out to dinners and seduces him at every turn,” the So You Think You Can Dance choreographer told People on Saturday, November 7. “Last night was the final straw, and I can no longer turn my head the other way. My trust in Gleb is irrevocably broken and it is time that I walk away and begin to heal so I can be the best version of myself for my girls.”- Advertisement – Putting the kids first. Gleb Savchenko is focused on his children amid his messy split from wife Elena Samodanova.“Gleb is such a hands-on dad and very protective of his kids,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly. “He is trying to handle everything in the best way possible to not give Elena any sort of leeway for the sake of their children.”- Advertisement –
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New Manchester United manager David Moyes has stated Wayne Rooney is not for sale and challenged him to match the impressive goalscoring feats of club heroes. In his own assessment of the situation, Moyes repeatedly fell back on the status of great Red Devils of the past, and in particular the achievements of two members of the ‘Holy Trinity’ who were responsible of so much of the club’s great history during Sir Matt Busby’s days. “It is interesting to see Wayne is only 50 goals behind Sir Bobby Charlton and 40 behind Denis Law,” said Moyes. “We are looking to see how we get Wayne Rooney to get those goals which are going to challenge the likes of Bobby Charlton and Denis Law. I am more than happy to work with him to get success.” Charlton remains United’s most prolific goalscorer, with 249. Law is second on the list with 237. Rooney ended last season with 197, behind only Jack Rowley in addition to the pair Moyes wants the Croxteth-born player to catch. “When I went down to the training ground, I looked at the pictures of the legends that have played for this club,” said Moyes. “I could see George Best, Denis Law, Bobby Charlton, Roy Keane and I thought Wayne isn’t too far away from that. “It’s not too difficult to get the goals and he could be near to that. If he could do that he could be seen in the same light as those people.” He may be new in his role as chief executive but Ed Woodward would not require much experience to be aware once a player gets towards his final 12 months, their value plummets. This time next year, United could not hope to get anything like the £25million they would expect to command as a transfer fee this summer if they sold to Chelsea, Arsenal, PSG or Barcelona, who have all been linked with Rooney. Press Association Rooney’s Old Trafford future has been the main topic amongst United fans since the beginning of May, when Sir Alex Ferguson claimed the 27-year-old had demanded a transfer for a second time. Though Ferguson’s view of events has been challenged, the feeling has persisted that Rooney is looking for a move. “I’ve had several meetings with Wayne,” said Moyes. “I’m fortunate, I’ve known him since he was 16. He is not for sale. He’s a Manchester United player and will remain a Manchester United player.”
Connacht head coach Pat Lam was delighted with his team’s 33-6 win over Zebre in Parma even if the visitors missed out on a bonus point. Victory keeps Connacht’s hopes alive in Heineken Cup Pool Three, taking them level on points with second-placed Saracens. George Naoupu and Mata Fifita touched down for the westerners and Dan Parks kicked seven from eight for an impressive 23-point haul. For Zebre captain Marco Bortolami, it was a yet again a case of what might have been as the Italian outfit continue to chase their first victory in Europe. “We’re obviously very disappointed,” explained the international second row. “It wasn’t the performance we were expecting, and it certainly wasn’t the result we were expecting. “Our biggest failing, as is so often the case, is that we failed to turn possession into points. “We tried to play positive rugby and we carved out many opportunities, but all too often we left with nothing. “Contrast the performance of Connacht. They didn’t dominate us but it seemed as though every time they launched an attack, they came away with something. “Credit to them, they are a good team, and they are a team that we can learn from in terms of the way they accumulate points. You have to take your chances at this level, because if you don’t then you can’t compete.” Qualification for the knock-out stages still remains a long shot with a December double-header against Toulouse looming. The bonus point might have given them a better shot going into that one, but Lam was not about to complain. “The reason it’s called a four-try bonus point is because that’s what it is, a bonus,” he said. “First and foremost you have to nail the game. There’s no point scoring four tries and then losing the game. I’m sure both Toulouse and Saracens would have liked four points as well but they didn’t get them either. “There’s no doubt that we went for it at certain stages, but credit to Zebre for holding us out. But overall we’re happy. “That was a very good team performance by us, a very disciplined performance, especially on the back of what happened last week (against Saracens).” Connacht were edged out at home by Saracens in their pool opener. “Everyone said well done for running Saracens close, but asked whether we could do it again,” Lam said. “So there was a lot of pressure on us to come out here and win, and to do it so convincingly was satisfying.” Press Association
Press Association The departure raised question marks over the direction of the club and, while the much-speculated meltdown at St Mary’s has not come to fruition, talk remains over the futures of star players and manager Mauricio Pochettino. “I would say it is a big time for the club,” highly-rated teenager Shaw said. “They’ve got to get the manager down on a long-term contract, which will probably be the first thing they try and do. “Then, obviously, to keep the stars that have been mentioned in the papers that have been linked with different clubs. “This is a very important summer and if they want to push on then they are going to do things that I’ve just said. “This club can push on, definitely, I think if we get our squad strengthened. “I think in the next year or so we can be challenging the top five teams.” Owner Katharina Liebherr and her recently-formed board will sit down with Pochettino at the end of the season to discuss the plans going forwards. Luke Shaw has downplayed speculation linking him with a move away from Southampton, but acknowledged the importance of this summer in determining the club’s future. Saints have enjoyed a fine second season back in the Barclays Premier League, with a comfortable top-10 finish all-but secured. Off the field, though, things have been less serene following the January exit of ambitious – if divisive – executive chairman Nicola Cortese. Tying the former Argentina international down to a new deal would certainly be a sign of intent, and one which could keep the vultures away from St Mary’s. Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert have been linked with a move to pastures new, although it is 18-year-old Shaw attracting the most attention. Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City are all reportedly after the England international, who this week was linked with Spanish giants Real Madrid. Shaw said: “There is not a club I am not linked with, but I don’t focus on that. “My main focus is my football on the pitch and I just want to keep doing that. “It doesn’t really bother me the attention I get. I just stay focused on my game on the pitch. Whatever is said is said. “Stuff like that is going to happen but my main priority is the games. We’ve still got six left, so all the focus is on that.”
A warning as the Fourth of July nears…Two Pompano Beach children are in the hospital after a homemade firework exploded near them.Police say two male cousins ages eight and nine were injured after playing with an illegal firework known as an “onion bomb.”The firework initially failed to light.The children then took it apart and tried lighting it again, causing it to explode with them both leaning over it on Wednesday.Both suffered second-degree burns and are being treated at the Ryder Trauma Center.Investigators are reportedly talking to family members and trying to figure out where the kids got the homemade firework.
By Ian ChadbandLONDON, England (Reuters) – The Football Association (FA) made a public apology to England women’s soccer internationals Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence yesterday for comments that were “discriminatory on grounds of race” made to them by former manager Mark Sampson.Senior FA officials later admitted to failings as they came under fire from MPs at a four-hour parliamentary inquiry where they were also accused by experienced international Aluko of having had an “agenda” to protect Sampson and their reputation.An investigation by an independent barrister, which prompted the FA apology, also concluded that the 35-year-old Sampson, who was sacked by the FA last month for “inappropriate and unacceptable” behaviour in a previous job, was not racist.At the parliamentary hearing, the FA’s chief executive Martin Glenn said Sampson’s solicitor had informed them he was considering a claim for wrongful dismissal.Aluko told the hearing she felt “vindicated and relieved” that an investigation had concluded that Sampson, who has denied the allegations and been cleared of discrimination by two inquiries, had been judged to have made the remarks.She also claimed at the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee hearing that Glenn had intimated to her that if she released a statement saying the FA was not institutionally racist then she would receive the second part of an £80 000 settlement she had agreed with them.“I felt that was bordering on blackmail. I categorically refused to write any statement,” she said, also revealing that she had not been paid the second part.At the hearing, Glenn said he categorically denied the accusation, saying he believed that a tweet sent out by Aluko about the matter had been a breach of their agreement. He added that the FA “would reflect” on whether to pay her the rest of the settlement.Glenn had earlier said in a statement: “I would like to sincerely apologise to Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence.”NEW EVIDENCERevealing the findings of independent barrister Katharine Newton’s reopened investigation, Glenn said she had found, after hearing new evidence, that Aluko and Spence had both been subject to discriminatory remarks made by Sampson.“This is not acceptable,” he added.”In her final report Katharine Newton concluded that on two separate occasions Mark Sampson made ill-judged attempts at humour, which as a matter of law were discriminatory on grounds of race within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010.“Katharine Newton did, however, conclude that Mark Sampson was not racist.”Aluko had claimed that Sampson had told her to be careful that her Nigerian relatives did not bring the Ebola virus with them when they came to watch a game at Wembley.Spence, a mixed-race player, alleged that after being called up to the England team in 2015 she was asked by Sampson how many times she had been arrested.At the parliamentary hearing, Glenn, one of four senior FA officials giving evidence, defended the way the FA had gone about resolving the Sampson matter but admitted: “There have clearly been failings.”The investigation had found “no evidence to support the allegations that Eniola Aluko was subjected to ‘a course of bullying and discriminatory conduct’ by Mark Sampson”.The 30-year-old Aluko, who was capped 102 times for England but has not played since making her claims last year, told the hearing: ”I feel vindicated and relieved.“Although I‘m grateful to be here today, does it have to come to this? There’s been an agenda to protect Mark Sampson, and an agenda to protect the FA’s reputation.”She sorted out a settlement with the FA, she said, to avoid the threat of an employment tribunal disrupting the England women’s team’s preparations for this year’s European Championship.
Tipp FM will have live commentary on the match this Sunday afternoon. Our build-up to the game – which gets underway at 3.30 – begins at 3 o’clock. Coverage will be brought to you in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh. John O’Dwyer is back in the starting XV in place of Niall O’Meara, who began the semi-final victory over Galway last month.There is also one positional change in the Premier County’s side – John McGrath will start at top of the left against the Cats.This is the team chosen by manager Michael Ryan: 1. Darren Gleeson – Portroe 2. Cathal Barrett – Holycross-Ballycahill 3. James Barry – Upperchurch-Drombane 4. Michael Cahill – Thurles Sarsfields 5. Seamus Kennedy – St. Mary’s 6. Ronan Maher – Thurles Sarsfields 7. Padraic Maher – Thurles Sarsfields 8. Brendan Maher (Capt.) – Borris-Ileigh 9. Michael Breen – Ballina10. Dan McCormack – Borris-Ileigh11. Patrick Maher – Lorrha-Dorrha12. Noel McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney13. John O’Dwyer – Killenaule14. Seamus Callanan – Drom & Inch15. John McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney