NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger sent an email to the association’s members yesterday requesting their support to defend the industry’s tax-exempt status at the local level – though the exemption remains untouched in both the House and Senate bills.“Together, we will continue to defend credit unions and ensure our communities and economy continue to benefit from your good work as well,” Berger wrote in the email.Berger’s message was sent in light of recent attacks on credit unions’ tax-exempt status by members of the banking industry. In the email, Berger pointed members to an independent tax study released by NAFCU earlier this year that found the credit union tax exemption benefits $16 billion to the U.S. economy each year. 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
The home at 62 Vale St, Wilston.COMPETITION between eighteen registered bidders helped a colonial Queenslander in Brisbane’s inner north sell for $170,000 above the reserve price.The pretty-as-a-picture home at 62 Vale St, Wilston, recently sold under the hammer for $1.87 million — defying Brisbane’s sluggish auction environment.The strong interest for the property helped push the opening bid of $1.6 million higher until the home was on the market at $1.7 million.It then came down to just three bidders, who battled it out until a local buyer had the final say.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Marketing agent Ian Cuneo, of Ray White, said the four-bedroom, three-bathroom house on 810sq m had great street appeal and had attracted strong interest from local and interstate buyers.Auction activity can be slow this time of year, but the blue-ribbon north Brisbane suburb of Wilston is on fire, according to Mr Cuneo.He said Wilston had a high auction clearance rate, with the number of registered bidders at auctions steadily increasing.“We tend to find that the short supply of homes during this period actually increases the buyers’ activity,” Mr Cuneo said.The sale of 39 Ray St at auction recently for $3.851 million — a record price for the suburb — is testament to that.Mr Cuneo said Wilston’s proximity to the CBD, public transport, cafes and good schools made it a high-demand area.The suburb has a median house price of $1.17 million, according to CoreLogic.
The game between the Premier County and Kilkenny will throw in at 5 o’clock on Saturday week in Croke Park.The additional service will leave Birdhill at 11:50am and stop at Nenagh at 12:16pm – it will then stop at Roscrea at 1 o’clock before travelling direct to Heuston station arriving at 2:30pm.The return service will leave Dublin at 8:40pm and there will be no change at Ballybrophy. Tickets can be bought on line at www.irishrail.ie
John Barnes claims he is struggling to get a job in management because he is black.The former Liverpool star’s last managerial job was at Tranmere in 2009. He lasted four months before being sacked. The 51-year-old has previously been in charge of Celtic and the Jamaica national team. Barnes insisted that had he been white he would have got another job.”A white manager loses his job and gets another job, he loses his job, he gets another job. Very few black managers can lose their job and get another job,” he told British channel ITV4.”What I can judge it from is by looking at society. How many black people are there in the higher echelons of any industry? We can talk about journalism, we can talk about politics. So why should football be any different?”Barnes’ first job in management, at Celtic for the 1999-2000 season, ended in the wake of an embarrassing Scottish Cup defeat to Inverness.But he denied that job was too much too soon. He said: “Well, if it comes now at 51, I don’t think it will be any different. It’s more to do with the perception of my ability to do the job, because there’s a certain perception of who can make a good manager.”Barnes’ former England team-mate Ian Wright agreed that the colour of his skin was counting against Barnes. The former Arsenal man said: “With someone of John Barnes’ ability and stature, to not have worked more in the game with something that he’s desperate to do. I don’t know what else it can be?”Barnes also talked about the guilt he felt after the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.Barnes, who attended the funerals and met the families of victims following the tragedy, said: “I felt this guilt that they were coming to watch me.”I know that they were coming to watch everybody else, and it’s Liverpool Football Club. It’s an irrational thought. “So I felt this guilt. And I wasn’t sure how they would react because had that been my loved one, I wouldn’t want to go and meet footballers or the football team, or ever watch football again.”–
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1 Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star no dice tense Latest Premier League News Former England star Rio Ferdinand has hailed wonderkid Jadon Sancho for his Borussia Dortmund form and insisted ‘he’s got everything’.The teen sensation has been in scintillating form for the Bundesliga giants this season, his second campaign with the club, earning himself an international call up for Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions this week. Ferdinand, who played 81 times for his country, knows plenty about former Man City youngster Sancho thanks to his London roots.And when asked about his ability and what the future might hold for him, the Manchester United legend didn’t hold back on his praise.“This kid is the truth. He’s got everything,” he told BT Sport. He’s got skill, pace, tenacity, desire, commitment, he gets goals.“He’s top assist man in Europe at the moment.“He’s potentially the best talent we’ve got bar none. shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday cracker Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Jadon Sancho in action England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REAL DEAL Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January silverware deals REVEALED huge blow Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City “No chance [of hype]. He came from the same area as me so I know a lot about him.“I know his dad and I’ve seen him play a fair bit. A lot of my mates are very, very close to him and the family.”