Proposal would allow 19.3 million vets to join credit unions serving the Armed Forces

first_imgThe National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board is proposing to include within a credit union’s common bond the honorably discharged veterans of any branch of the United States Armed Forces that is listed in a credit union’s charter.This provision would allow veterans to be eligible for credit union membership beyond their active duty status.So, this means 19.3 million veterans will have continued access to credit unions that serve various branches of the military.In justifying its position, the NCUA Board wrote that “[a]ctive duty and discharged military personnel and their families share a similar affinity, typically maintaining a close relationship with their active duty branch of service, largely through Armed Forces associations, publications and continued access to military bases, such as Veterans Administration facilities, base commissaries, post exchanges, and morale, welfare and recreation sponsored programs.” continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Brisbane builder to the stars’ new project is his own super home

first_imgRob Gray of Graya Construction and his wife Meghan at the site where their dream home is under construction. Picture: Jamie Hanson.HE BUILDS jawdropping houses for Brisbane’s A-list, from rappers to football players, but Rob Gray’s biggest project to date is his own dream home.The luxury home builder admits being his own client helped in the creation of his forever home — an enormous residence being built on a hill in the trendy suburb of Paddington. A render of Rob Gray’s new house, Arcos, which is under construction in Paddington. Image: Joe Adsett Architects.As one half of the company, Graya TM, Gray and his brother, Andrew, have built swanky residences for clients including Brisbane Broncos player Darius Boyd, former Wallabies captain Stephen Moore, and star couple model Erin McNaught and rapper ‘Example’ since bursting onto the property scene six years ago. A render of Rob Gray’s new house, Arcos, which is under construction in Paddington. Image: Joe Adsett Architects.But this is Gray’s biggest project yet — a palatial, three-level, five-bedroom, six-bathroom house spanning 1000 sqm, with three living rooms and space for eight cars — all on an 820 sqm block just a few kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD.Features will include a statement spiral staircase, smart wiring, a spa big enough for 12 people, space for a gym in the basement and a pool. A render of Rob Gray’s new house, Arcos, which is under construction in Paddington. Image: Joe Adsett Architects.The Spanish-inspired design is reflected in the arches that are such a prominent feature of the home.“A lot of curves and arches are trending around the world so we really though this would be a grand statement,” Gray said.“We thought we’d go nuts and make it real loud!” The site where Rob Gray’s house is being built in Paddington. Image supplied. The house is starting to take shape. Picture: Jamie Hanson.It’s not the first time Gray has built a home for himself.After completing more than 20 $1.5 million-plus renovations, Gray renovated a 1930s Queenslander-style cottage and turned it into a prestige home that won a Master Builders Association of Queensland renovation award in 2018. Rob Gray built this house for himself and his wife in Paddington, but has since sold it. Picture: Supplied Inside The Russet House, which Rob and Meghan Gray used to own. Picture supplied. Erin McNaught at the Brisbane house built by Graya that she now lives in, with her sons Ennio and Evander. Picture: Luke Marsden.But it wasn’t to be their forever home, with the pair selling it for $2.8 million to McNaught and Example.“This one is definitely the long-term play,” Gray said.“We got a bigger block this time, which is a lot harder to find.“Doing it again, we always wanted to outperform the previous home, so we went hard and went to a fair bit more effort to plan this one around kids and stuff.” This house was built by Graya for Darius and Karla Boyd, but has since sold for close to $2m. Broncos player Darius Boyd and his wife Kayla at the house in Harding St, Hendra, that they used to own. Photo: Mark Cranitch.The project has involved rebuilding a pre-war Queenslander, with architect Joe Adsett providing the vision for the home.“We were adamant we wanted a super big home that wasn’t disjointed,” Gray said.“We both like industrial designed homes, like our last one, but decided to try something different by embracing the Queenslander but also incorporating a Spanish chateau style.”Construction started in October last year, with the Grays hoping to move in by September.“It’s taken a lot longer than I would have liked, but just because it’s so big, it’s been a bit tedious getting the details right,” Gray said. A render of Boomerang by Graya – the home of architect Joe Adsett. Image: Joe Adsett Architects. Inside Boomerang, the home of architect Joe Adsett, which was built by Graya. Photo: Lyndon Mechielsen.In designing the house, Gray said he picked the best bits and pieces from all of his previous projects and put them together.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago“The biggest hurdle was getting the plans all aprpoved with council — that took about six or seven months,” he said.“Construction-wise, it’s probably the trickiest house we’ve ever built.“It’s been a bit of a jigsaw puzzle, but thankfully I’m the client!”Gray said the most comparable home would have to be ‘Boomerang’ — the Ascot home designed by Joe Adsett for himself and recently built by Graya. Laurent by Graya sold for $4m in 2019. Image supplied. The back of the house, named Laurent, at 44 Reading St, Paddington. Picture: Scott Burrows.Graya TM burst on to the startup scene six years ago with just $50,000 in capital, and has since traded more than $60 million worth of property and completed some 60 projects.Combining their carpentry and quantity surveying skills, the Gray brothers have gained recognition for rebuilding some of the worst homes in Brisbane’s best streets and selling them for a tidy profit. Andrew and Rob Gray at one of their projects at 29 Rockbourne Terrace, Paddington. Image: AAP/Claudia Baxter.They have a number of exciting projects on the go and one of their projects has just become available to purchase.The house at 40 Plunkett St, Paddington, is for sale via expressions of interest with Matt Lancashire of Ray White New Farm. This house at 40 Plunkett St, Paddington, was built by Graya and is now available for sale. This house at 40 Plunkett St, Paddington, is now available for sale.But potential buyers better get in quick, given how quickly their previous homes have been snapped up. Former Wallabies’ skipper Stephen Moore recently sold this home in Paddington that Graya had built for him. Picture: Nigel Hallett.last_img read more

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Community Shield: Unknown facts about Liverpool, Arsenal duel

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Super Recognizable Outfits That Actors Wore In The Famous Movies10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes20 Amazing Facts About The Daenerys Of The House Of TargaryenThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better10 Legendary Historical Movies You Should See6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch TodayPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body An opportunity for Liverpool youngsters For the second summer in a row, Liverpool are not spending heavily. Left-back Kostas Tsimikas was brought in because Norwich City were demanding too much for Jamal Lewis . The Reds’ thriftiness grants new opportunities to young faces. In the likes of Rhian Brewster, Neco Williams, Ki-Jana Hoever, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott, Klopp has a group of talented starlets who could be capable squad players now rather than later. If any one of them could put in a star turn against Arsenal, it might convince Klopp to keep them close to the first team this coming campaign. After all, Trent Alexander-Arnold’s rise from that same academy to becoming one of the best right-backs in the world seemingly came out of nowhere, too. A potentially new-look Arsenal midfield Arsenal still want Thomas Partey and are turning their attention to Roma’s Amadou Diawara, should that fall through. Dani Ceballos is keen to return but might not; Lucas Torreira is yearning for Italy, still. Matteo Guendouzi looks unlikely to ever return from the naughty step. All in all, only Granit Xhaka can really be counted on for the Gunners – not something that many would’ve believed a while ago. Ahead of today’s match, Mikel Arteta should have a selection headache of sorts; Mohamed Elneny was used in midfield alongside Xhaka against MK Dons, while Joe Willock is an option. Bukayo Saka looks good in midfield too, when played there. Until Arsenal resolve their transfer dealings, Arsenal’s midfielders have a chance to show what they can do. read also:Community Shield: Arsenal, Liverpool ready to battleGomez and Alexander-Arnold keen to impress Both Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander have keen competition for their roles and both will want to prove that they’re the right men for the side. But not at Liverpool. With the recent England squad containing a plethora of right-backs, Alexander-Arnold has a difficult job to establish himself ahead of Southgate’s favourites, Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier. Keeping Aubameyang quiet will likely go a long way to helping, however; Joe Gomez could do with a titanic performance too, especially with Harry Maguire not around this time in the Nations League. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Klopp’s Liverpool champions face off against Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal FA Cup winners – but this year, the shield feels stranger than ever. Arsenal haven’t played Liverpool in the Community Shield for 18 years. Back then, Frenchmen Arsene Wenger and Gerard Houllier were at the respective wheels; Michael Owen and Thierry Henry were the headliners. Plenty has changed, much for the worse. But at least we don’t let anyone kid themselves that it’s a proper tournament anymore. “This match is more than a friendly,” said Gerard Houllier. “The Community Shield is like a final. There is a trophy at stake and we are the holders.” The idea of Jurgen Klopp yelling at Mohamed Salah to sprint back and help his full-back against Aubameyang is an amusing one. Neither Liverpool nor Arsenal really care that much about the giant dish plate on offer to winner – but the match feels a little different this year for a number of reasons. What exactly can we expect from this year’s curtain-raiser? An even friendlier feel Essentially, the Community Shield exists as an opportunity for the two big winners of last season to build up their match sharpness in a sort-of competitive game, just seven days before the Premier League season kicks off, after three months of rest. This season, there’s been about six weeks of rest, the Premier League kicks off next weekend and the two teams will be heading on an international break after the match. This will have far more of a friendly feel than ever before – as if the Community Shield ever breaks into scuffles – with both Arteta and Klopp able to approach this one with even more license for experimentation. Both managers have stuck to their respective formations in preseasons, but we could see more youngsters brought in and new ideas tested out. Arsenal sat back and soaked up pressure when they last faced the Reds: perhaps they’ll go out and attack a little more this time, since there are no points at stake. Chance to test William Saliba Arsenal’s defence is in dire need of repair. The incoming Gabriel Maghalaes should help in that regard but even if he is signed by Saturday, he’s not likely to feature so sooner. William Saliba, on the other hand, has been loaned out to Saint-Etienne and is more than ready to slot into the Arsenal backline. Keeping Salah, Firmino and Mane at bay will be a baptism of fire for the Frenchman, but it should give fans a chance to see their new man in action. Saliba featured against MK Dons in a friendly the other day. He looks tailor-made for that right-sided centre-back position and though Arsenal are likely to line up with a back three, his physicality will be much-needed at the heart of defence.last_img read more

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Syracuse’s 1st Class of 2021 commit Nyah Wilson is the perfect fit

first_img Published on April 18, 2020 at 8:01 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @CraneAndrew In her tweet announcing her commitment, Wilson thanked her coaches, family and all the colleges who expressed interest in her. “I’m thankful that God has blessed me with the talent to play a sport that I love and play at such a high level,” she said. “The (Syracuse) coaches, the bond we had — they just did everything for me, and I appreciated that,” Wilson said.As a child, she followed her twin sisters’ footsteps and started to sense a passion for basketball when her St. Anthony team won the championship in sixth grade. WIlson acquired a quick first step off the dribble, something she used to beat defenders into the lane and give herself the option for a layup or pull-up jumper inside the arc.At Duncanville, head coach Lajeanna Howard gave Wilson a new appreciation for defense while she continued to bounce from wing-to-wing during shooting drills, making six to 10 pull-ups from each spot. Even though the Pantherettes only played man-to-man defense, she said her spot in Syracuse’s 2-3 zone won’t be that big of an adjustment for her because of her 5-foot-8 frame. Playing alongside McDonald’s All-American and North Carolina commit Deja Kelly, Wilson’s role off the bench differed from others she had in the past, but it still gave her ample opportunities for offensive contributions.   When Wilson arrives at Syracuse for the 2021-22 season, the top of the zone will be vacated, given Tiana Mangakahia and Kiara Lewis are both returning for their final seasons next year. Teisha Hyman, a freshman who became the Orange’s top guard off the bench after missing the first three games due to injury, will likely fill one of those spots. But the second one, along with any of the top guard spots off the bench, could leave a spot for Wilson to fill.“I feel like my role from Duncanville to Syracuse will probably be the same,” Wilson said, “not really a big difference because that’s just the type of player I am.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse’s first commit of the 2021 class didn’t even start for her Duncanville (Texas) High School team last year. Still, Nyah Wilson, the 19th-ranked guard in her grade, averaged 10.8 points per game for the state champion Pantherettes — the second-most on her team. And in the 6A title game, she helped knock off previously undefeated Cypress Creek for the school’s 11th state title. “Man, that moment was crazy,” Wilson said. Last Monday, just over a month after the 16-point win clinched the championship, Wilson became Syracuse’s first verbal commit for 2021, two years after offering Wilson her first scholarship. Wilson’s reserve role with Duncanville may be similar to one she’ll have as a freshman at Syracuse in two falls. The Orange’s Class of 2020 commits form a group ranked No. 4 in the country, and Wilson is the first member of 2021 to follow.“I haven’t always come off the bench, but we needed that type of player to come off the bench and produce,” Wilson said of her role in high school. “And that’s what I did.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Laguardia: “We are taking advantages when defending”

first_imgLaguardia said that “sometimes dreams come true and I am very happy to approach numbers of legendary players such as Astudillo, Téllez, Karmona, Pablo Gómez. There are 97 games here and I am very proud. It has rained a lot since those first 3 that I played in Zaragoza. I have not had an easy career, has been full of obstacles but that has made me have a level of maturity that has given me these results. “ The central has, for example, had several operations due to rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament.On the defeat of last Saturday in Mallorcacommented that “We knew it was a very important game. Everyone is difficult and you can’t win because you impose your law. Valencia, for example, thrashed out of there. U.S We started the game well, we went to win it. They punished us for an unfair penalty and then they marked us in an isolated play. The team had moments like that opportunity from Lucas on the first play of the second half. We were hurt but now we are looking forward to Sunday. “ The Alavés is 6 points from the relegation places and, in that sense, Laguardia sentenced that “I am calm because I see a very close dressing room. I think we are where we have to be after what we are doing. The margin is within what we will need to add the 40 that can give you salvation. It is clear that we are going to suffer but the costumes are confident. “Alavés has already been called eleven penaltiesThe Alavés is being very punished with the maximum penalties. The concern is absolute with the hands within the area, most committed without voluntariness. In fact, in training, the ways of facing the rivals’ passes are already being rehearsed and, as advised, you have to defend with your hands behind. In short, unnatural postures.Of the eleven penalties that the whole of Asier Garitano has received, seven have arrived by use of arms and hands. Some, such as Manu, Magallán or Duarte in recent days have been to leave their arms loose. They have not sought the ball but the contact has existed and, with VAR or without VAR, they have ended up decreeing.Of the eleven maximum penalties, ten have been far from Mendizorroza (Mallorca, Athletic, Valencia, Granada, Barcelona, ​​Seville and two, respectively in the fields of Osasuna and Real Sociedad). The only one at home was against Betis in the first game of 2020. Pacheco has stopped seven penalties in his four years with Alavés in First Division, the last one, precisely, last Saturday.If Alavés has eleven maximum penalties against him, Mallorca has ten. The other day, also at the behest of the VAR, the Balearic team saw how they annulled a goal by Dani Rodríguez by a previous involuntary hand. Between Pizarro Gómez and Soto Grado they had a complicated Saturday morning. On the hands inside the area, he pointed out that “now it is clear that they all whistle. As I said on occasion, They are forcing all defenders to play with their hands behind and that takes away advantages when defending. But we have no other and we have to get used to the new regulation. The referees are the ones in charge but I think there is no unified criterion. We are doing specific exercises to try to correct these positions, although sometimes they are unnatural. “The weekend comes Athletic and noted that “the statistics are there and Now they are not joining in the league. We will have to do things very well to overcome them Because they are a great team. We know what a match like this means for our people and we know that the fans have it marked on the calendar. Our hobby is always with us good and bad and from the first minute we have to see our need to win. There is no desire for revenge because they beat us in the first round. We had a bad game in San Mamés. There will be times to use the head and you will also need to throw heart. “last_img read more

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