The most important proposal of the year

December 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Henry MeierThe most important proposal of the year has nothing to do with Risk-Based Capital or Field of Membership.  It has nothing to do with overdraft fees or payday loans.  In fact, it hasn’t even been released yet for comment.  Nevertheless, your fearless blogger is going to go out on a limb and tell you that the most important regulatory proposal you will be confronted with this year is one that is expected to be issued by the Department of Labor this summer.What I am referring to is the release of regulations redefining what constitutes an exempt or non-exempt employee under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  At the very least the regulations could impact the operation of your credit union; in a worst case scenario it will be another one of those unfunded government mandates.Under the FLSA, employees are entitled to a minimum wage and to at least time and one-half overtime pay for every hour they work over 40 hours per week.  As many of you are aware, however, so-called exempt employees are not entitled to overtime.  As a gross over-simplification, an exempt employee is generally defined as someone whose duties involve supervising or exercising independent judgment. continue reading »last_img read more

Bailey: Syracuse, Pittsburgh carry underperforming ACC early in conference play

September 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Published on January 17, 2014 at 4:34 am Jim Boeheim, Jamie Dixon and Mike Brey shared an exchange while traveling together this summer.The three Big East coaches who would lead their respective programs into the highly touted Atlantic Coast Conference — the same one Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said could be the best of all time — planned to send a message in their first season.They were going to be competitive and consistent.“There’s probably a little bit of pride getting in the league and kind of establishing yourself right away,” Brey said during the ACC coaches’ teleconference on Monday. “I know for us personally, that’s something we talked about all summer.”So far, No. 2 Syracuse (17-0, 4-0 ACC) and No. 22 Pittsburgh (16-1, 4-0) have lived up to that pact, while Brey’s Notre Dame has been crippled by the loss of leading scorer Jerian Grant due to an academic issue. On Saturday at 4 p.m., the Orange will host the Panthers in a matchup of the ACC’s only two teams still unbeaten in conference play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThey’ve throttled their competition early, as the traditional ACC powers — No. 23 Duke and North Carolina — have fallen 10 times, including seven to unranked opponents. The Orange and Panthers have barely had any close calls, with none of their wins coming by fewer than five-point margins. The Blue Devils and Tar Heels have combined for just one double-digit win in conference play.“When the ACC went out to add teams, I think their mission was to get the best basketball teams they could,” Dixon said during the teleconference. “And Syracuse and us, I think we were one in the last 10 years by a pretty good margin and they were, too.”Only two weeks into the ACC season, the two Big East transplants are doing all they can to save the group from being atrociously bad. Still, it’s just the fifth-best conference in the nation by Ratings Percentage Index, and is 11-21 against the Associated Press Top 25 teams this season.If the Blue Devils weren’t the Blue Devils, they wouldn’t even be ranked. And a one-dimensional North Carolina team that came into the Carrier Dome last weekend will have trouble going anywhere shooting 30.6 percent from the 3.“Over time, Duke and North Carolina have been pretty doggone good and have stood the test of time,” said UNC head coach Roy Williams during the teleconference. “Whether this is a bad year or a bad month or a bad week or two bad games, who knows?”Syracuse has relied on a balanced offense and an increasingly stingy 2-3 zone. The strong backcourt play from Tyler Ennis and Trevor Cooney has exceeded expectations, and C.J. Fair has been as reliable as any player in the country in crunch time.From Baylor to St. John’s to Miami to Boston College, every time an opponent has challenged the Orange, it’s protected the target on its back.Even when it doesn’t come easily, Fair said, SU has found a way — like against the Eagles. “You don’t want to force anything because your back’s against the wall, but you don’t want to play desperate,” Fair said after Monday’s game. “We found a way and we got stops when we needed it.”Pittsburgh hasn’t dealt with quite as many nail-biters. The Panthers have not faced a ranked team, and their closest margin of victory came in their 81-74 win over Georgia Tech on Tuesday.Still, despite a strong schedule outside the top 100, Pitt has leaned on uber-efficient forward Lamar Patterson. The senior has the highest raw offensive efficiency among players who are used in at least 24 percent of possessions, according to KenPom.com.The senior has slimmed down and padded his patience, and is a large reason why Pitt leads the ACC with 48.8-percent shooting as a team.“It’s been constant since his freshman year,” Dixon said. “The body wasn’t where it needed to be, and we finally reached it. You wish you could do it overnight and have a chance his freshman year, but he’s seeing the results, we’re seeing the results and he’s a good example for younger players.”Together, the Orange and the Panthers are keeping the ACC afloat in a deep national landscape.The start of the ACC schedule is comparable to Jim Halpert’s start in Stamford, Conn., on “The Office.”After a heartbreaking departure from a long and valued relationship, Jim moves in to the new office, quickly gets the best looking girl there and casually becomes the boss’ favorite employee. Fellow salesman Andy Bernard watches as the new guy in town takes his non-squeaking chair. His rage gradually builds up to the point of unleashing an angry tantrum and punching a hole through a wall.Syracuse and Pitt are Halpert. The rest of the ACC is Andy Bernard. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Brittney Sykes will return to Syracuse next season as 5th-year senior

September 16, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgAdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe dynamic guard from Newark, New Jersey led the Orange in scoring in 2013-14 before tearing her ACL in the Round of 32 against Kentucky. She missed the entire nonconference portion of the following season before returning for three games, only to tear her ACL again and miss the rest of the season. She received a medical redshirt for 2014-15, allowing her to come back for as a fifth-year senior.After returning from both injuries, Sykes finished third on SU in scoring. She gave Syracuse a boost in the postseason scoring 24 points in the Orange’s Round of 32 win over Albany and 17 in both the Sweet 16 and national semifinal.With Sykes’ return, Syracuse will bring back three of its five leaders in minutes played, including center Briana Day and point guard Alexis Peterson. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 7, 2016 at 10:40 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Syracuse guard Brittney Sykes will return for a fifth season, she announced via Instagram Thursday morning.“A lot of things in life may come as a surprise and my decision to stay for my 5th is one of them….but after talking with my family and coaches I realize the WNBA will still be there …and I will graduate from Syracuse University with 2 degrees,” Sykes wrote in the post. Related Stories Schwedelson: Syracuse’s Final Four run validates expectations for 2012 recruiting classMettus: Syracuse needs to continue momentum from NCAA tournament runBrittney Sykes turns in vintage performance launching Syracuse into 1st-ever Sweet 16Brittney Sykes continues hot streak in Syracuse’s win over No. 1 seed South Carolinalast_img read more

GamblingCompliance signs up for SBC’s Betting on Football & Betting on Sports America

August 30, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital 2020 announces free ticket initiative July 21, 2020 Sports betting media and events company Sports Betting Community (SBC) and leading regulatory intelligence portal GamblingCompliance have joined forces in order to improve the dialogue around gambling regulations. Share SBC Founder and CEO Rasmus Sojmark commented: “Compliance is such a key aspect of the gambling industry these days, we’ve been giving the subject an enhanced presence at our conferences. Given the respect and knowledge GamblingCompliance has in this area, it seemed a perfect opportunity to work together.” James Kilsby, GamblingCompliance’s Managing Director – Americas, believes the new Betting on Sports America conference will provide an important opportunity for all stakeholders to get together and help shape the new post-PASPA market.He said: “SBC’s Betting on Sports America provides a vital opportunity to discuss the development of the nascent sports betting market at a time when more than two dozen state legislatures are expected to be actively crafting new laws. I’m very pleased that GamblingCompliance can play a part in influencing the discussion.”The sixth Betting on Football conference will once again be held at Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea FC, and GamblingCompliance will be the lead sponsor on the Science of Compliance track on Day 2. This track covers aspects of the business such as problem gambling, sporting integrity, payments, fraud and regulatory process.During the inaugural Betting on Sports America, GamblingCompliance will be involved in the States of the Nation track on Day 2 which rounds up all the regulatory and legal developments in states across the country. The third annual Global Regulatory Awards take place in London on 1 May.  The independently judged awards shine a spotlight on businesses, teams and individuals who drive the commitment to compliance within their organisations, or the organisations that advise it. StumbleUpon Share Related Articles GamblingCompliance’s Head of Global Research Services Andrew Gellatly added: “SBC’s trade conferences and exhibitions have been growing strongly and now provide some of the most important calendar dates for the betting industry. “With issues such as advertising restrictions and player protection such hot topics in many markets, we’re very pleased to help SBC ensure the industry is fully informed and prepared for regulatory change.” The partnership will see GamblingCompliance become the lead partner on the key compliance and regulatory tracks at SBC’s upcoming Betting on Football (19-23 March) and Betting on Sports America (23-25 April) conferences. SBC announces digital future for Europe, America, CIS & Africa July 30, 2020 It will also see an enhanced coverage of GamblingCompliance’s Annual Global Regulatory Awards (1 May) across the SBC News network, which includes SBC News, CasinoBeats, SBC Americas, and InsiderSport. Submitlast_img read more