This week: NAFCU-backed mortgage bill reviewed; tax reform moves through Congress

first_img continue reading » The House Financial Services Committee begins a 23-bill mark-up tomorrow. Among the legislation under consideration is NAFCU-backed H.R. 1153, the Mortgage Choice Act of 2017, which would amend the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) to provide consumers with more choices in credit providers and settlement service options.The bill has been awaiting action by the committee since it was introduced in February by Reps. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., Ed Royce, R-Calif., David Scott, D-Ga., Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., Mike Doyle, D-Pa., and David Joyce, R-Ohio. It would adjust the TILA mortgage rules by exempting from the qualified mortgage cap on points and fees any affiliated title charges and escrow charges for taxes and insurance.During a congressional hearing two weeks ago on housing finance reform, NAFCU witness Rick Stafford, president and CEO of Tower Federal Credit Union (Laurel, Md.), testified on the need to pass H.R. 1153 because of the competitiveness it will bring to the mortgage market, benefitting consumers. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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PHOTO: Brance Diversified Busy at Amelia Island

first_imgImage source: Brance DiversifiedBrance Diversified, Inc., a dredging and marine construction company servicing the state of Florida and surrounding areas, is currently conducting dredging operations in Amelia Island on Creekside Drive.So far, the Jacksonville based dredging contractor removed approximately 42,000 cubic yards of material from the Amelia Island Marina. The clean-up work at this site is underway at the moment, said Jennifer Mitchell from Brance Diversified.“We are also currently wrapping up some dredging work at the Vilano Boat Ramp in St. Augustine,” added Mitchell.Brance Diversified has just released this amazing photo from the Amelia Island dredging scheme.[mappress mapid=”24542″]last_img

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Williams is NBA Africa New CEO

first_imgNational Basketball Association (NBA) has named Victor Williams Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NBA Africa, effective from August 17. Williams, an accomplished investment banking executive with extensive experience growing businesses across the U.S. and Africa, will be based in the league’s Johannesburg office and report to NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum. In this newly-created role, Williams will oversee the league’s basketball and business development initiatives in Africa and will be responsible for continuing to grow the popularity of basketball and the NBA across the continent through grassroots development, media distribution, corporate partnerships, and more. For the last five years, Williams served as the Executive Head of Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB), Africa Regions for Standard Bank Group, where he oversaw the strategy, execution and financial performance for Standard Bank’s business with corporate, sovereign and institutional investor clients in 19 countries across sub-Saharan Africa.  In this pan-continental role, Williams was responsible for growing a wide range of business lines across Africa, including global markets, investment banking and transactional products and services, and helped lead Standard Bank’s expansion into Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia and South Sudan.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Highest Paid Football Players In The Worldcenter_img NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who made the announcement, said: “adding an executive of Williams’ caliber and experience is an important step in our continued efforts to grow basketball across the continent,” said Silver.  “We look forward to Victor leading NBA Africa’s operations and helping to accelerate the use of sports as an economic engine across Africa.” “Becoming CEO of NBA Africa is a compelling opportunity to join the NBA – a widely-respected and admired, globally-oriented sports enterprise,” said Williams.  “It allows me to blend my professional experience building businesses in Africa with my passion for the sport of basketball.  I look forward to working with our colleagues in Johannesburg and Dakar to help grow basketball’s commercial and social impact in Africa and on the world stage.” read also:Just-in: Heart attack kills rising Nigeria basketball star in Belgrade Williams, a dual citizen of Sierra Leone and the U.S., holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and bachelor’s degrees in applied math and economics from Brown University.  He is a member of Harvard Business School’s Africa Advisory Board and has also served on the boards of publicly-listed companies and non-profit organizations in the U.S., Nigeria and Kenya. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Colorado names Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker as new coach

first_img Related News USC hires Kliff Kingsbury, former Texas Tech coach, as offensive coordinator Tucker, 46, has been Georgia’s defensive coordinator for three seasons. He previously was an assistant at Michigan State, LSU and Alabama and left the Crimson Tide with Kirby Smart when Smart, the Tide’s longtime defensive coordinator, left Alabama to become Georgia’s head coach.Tucker, who also served as defensive coordinator for the Browns, Jaguars and Bears in the NFL, has never been a head coach, although he was interim head coach of the Jaguars for five games in 2011. IT’S OFFICIAL! Welcome to Mel Tucker, the 26th head coach in CU historyFull story ➡ https://t.co/oQSBoPY1mz#GoBuffs pic.twitter.com/k1QhfvSurb— Colorado Buffaloes Football (@RunRalphieRun) December 5, 2018″Colorado has always been a place that I thought should be relevant in the national championship conversation year-in and year-out, because of its tradition and a seemingly endless list of what the school has to offer,” Tucker said in a release. “What we have to offer are some of the best facilities in the country, strong academics, and an amazing environment as a whole. Colorado should be a ‘no excuse’ program. There’s absolutely no reason we can’t achieve success at an extremely high level.”Tucker replaces Mike MacIntyre, who was fired last month after six years as coach (30-44). Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker is the new head coach at Colorado, the school announced Wednesday. He will start work immediately and will not coach the Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl against Texas.  last_img read more

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