first_img continue reading » Credit union members who were once among the top law enforcement officials in Honolulu face years in federal prison after admitting they defrauded credit unions and banks through elaborate schemes to secure loans that funded their extravagant lifestyle.Last week, former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha, 59, pleaded guilty to bank fraud, and his wife, Katherine Kealoha, 49, a former Honolulu deputy prosecutor pleaded guilty to bank fraud, aggravated identity theft and drug charges.Plea agreement documents show that the couple spent more than $591,000 derived from loans fraudulently obtained from credit unions and banks, stolen funds from a reverse mortgage scam and money that belonged to two children for whom Mrs. Kealoha was the state court appointed trustee and guardian.The Kealohas used these funds to pay for their personal expenses, including a $26,000 induction brunch when Mr. Kealoha was appointed police chief, car payments for a Maserati and Mercedes Benz, concert tickets, restaurants, hotels and a trip to California’s Disneyland, according federal prosecutors. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Matic will miss both of Serbia’s matches (Picture: Getty)‘Nemanja Matic will not play in Wolfsburg, nor in Lisbon. He played the last match in the club but did not stay in the field until the end,’ said Serbia boss Mladen Krstajic.AdvertisementAdvertisementMatic joins Romelu Lukaku, Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial in sustaining injuries during the international break.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsMarcus Rashford is also likely to miss England’s qualifier against Czechia on Friday with an ankle injury.The forward has been carrying the injury since United’s 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford a month ago but has been playing through the pain barrier.MORE: PDC Premier League Darts week 7 fixtures, table, odds, TV channel and schedule Advertisement Nemanja Matic pulls out of Serbia friendly as Manchester United suffer fourth injury of international break Comment Nemanja Matic has just returned from injury (Picture: Getty)Nemanja Matic has become the fourth Manchester United player to sustain an injury in the international break after pulling out of Serbia’s upcoming matches.Matic missed nearly a month of action with a muscle injury but returned for the 2-0 defeat to Arsenal and started a week later in a 2-1 loss to Wolves.The 30-year-old had been a mainstay under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and was likely to start in Serbia’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Portugal after tonight’s friendly against Germany.However, the Serb has been forced to pull out of the squad, casting a doubt over his fitness for United’s clash against Watford on March 30th.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 20 Mar 2019 2:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link311Shareslast_img read more

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Share 9 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet LocalNews AID Bank reports decline in nonperforming assets by: – November 8, 2011 AID Bank in Goodwill. Image via: Investdominica.comThe Agricultural Industrial and Development Bank (AID Bank) has reporting a steady decline in the level of nonperforming assets at the financial institution.Chairman of the AID Bank Board of Directors Ambrose Sylvester says proactive measures by the bank’s officials have now resulted in a 13% decrease in nonperforming loans.He says the AID Bank is hoping to reduce it by a further 10 percent within the next year.“Over the last 3 or 4 years there has been a steady decline in the level of nonperforming assets which today is now in the region of 13.5%-13.9%, coming from three years ago almost 24%. We have set ourselves a target of 10% within the next year or two. We have made frequent contact with customers, following up with them,” he explained.He explained that a loan only becomes nonperforming with interest in arrears after three months. “So there is a red flag by the second month and you need to follow up with them. There are a number of chronic delinquent customers but those in the more recent times; we try our best to follow up with the clients to ensure that they remain true to their obligations,” he said.Meantime the AID Bank has introduced a new mortgage plan for single persons earning 2,500 dollars or less and couples earning 4 thousand dollars or less.A number of persons stand to benefit from that facility.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

first_imgHe said that he leaves on thediscretion of the mayors about the possibilities of the cancellation offestivals in their respective localities relative to the local spread ofCOVID-19. Lacson appealed to the public tofollow protocol set by health authorities that includes bringing of alcohol andhand sanitizers aside from wearing mask for health protection. BACOLOD City – The staging of thisyear’s Panaad Festival in Negros Occidental might be cancelled amid growing fears overthe continued increase in coronavirus disease cases in the country. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson is set to meet this week chief executives of various towns and cities in the province to decide the fate of the weeklong festivity slated on April 20 to 26. “However we will not sacrificethe health of our constituents. We will be willing to postpone or cancel theevent if the need arises. The health and well-being of Negrenses is my utmostconcern and priority,” he said./PN The annual Panaad sa Negros Festivalis considered as the mother of all festivals. Lacson said he is waiting for theguidelines from the national state in relation to the public health emergencydeclaration. During the launching of the PanaadFestival last month, Lacson has already said the province will continuepreparing for Panaad 2020 and that they will not allow the condition whichmight not exist in April dampen its spirit. Lacson also alerted barangay officialsto closely monitor their respective areas especially people who just arrivedfrom other virus-hit countries like China, Hongkong, Korea, Macau, Taiwan andeven Italy where there has been a surge of COVID-19 cases. last_img read more

first_imgMarjorie L. Gardner, age 93, of Brookville, Indiana died Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville, Indiana.Born December 16, 1924 in Brookville, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Anthony & Margaret (Peters) Roell. On October 18, 1962 she was united in marriage to Paul (Gabby) Gardner, and he survives.Marge was retired from the former Public Service Indiana, where she had worked for many years. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Brookville, as well as the Daughters of Isabella St. Catherine Circle. Besides Paul her loving husband of over 55 years, survivors include a son & daughter-in-law, Michael & Terri Gardner of Brookville, Indiana, and two grandsons, Alex Gardner and Grant Gardner.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Neligh and Florence Roell; and three brothers, Paul Roell, Lewis Roell, and Jack Roell.Family & friends may visit from 9:00 A.M until 10:30 A.M on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.The Very Rev. Sean R. Danda will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, February 3, 2018, 11:00 A.M. at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church,145 East St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. Burial will then follow in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Michael Catholic School. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gardner family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

first_imgThe United States ambassador to Ukraine is resigning in the wake of the Trump whistleblower scandal.US Special Envoy Kurt Volker stepped down Friday after being named in a whistleblower complaint accusing the White House of a cover-up. President Trump and the president of Ukraine have admitted to talking about military aid from the US in a July phone call.But both leaders have denied an alleged quid-pro-quo in exchange for investigating Joe Biden and his son.Last week, an impeachment investigation of Trump was launched by Congressional Democrats following news of the whistleblower complaint.Democrat lawmakers conducting the impeachment inquiry have reportedly sought testimony from Volker.Unconfirmed reports say Volker’s sudden resignation is related to possible testimony before Congress about the Ukraine-Trump call.Furthermore, that Volker stepping down as a special representative would allow him to be “more open” with what he could say should he be called to testify.Top Democrats including Nancy Pelosi are moving quickly with the inquiry and are reportedly expected to have articles of impeachment written up by Thanksgiving.According to reports, they want to prepare articles of impeachment by Thanksgiving and send them to the full House of Representatives by December.The move would allow the House to hold a floor vote on impeaching the president before the new year.However, even if the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives were to impeach Trump, he would not be removed from office unless the Republican-controlled Senate found the president guilty.At this time, it is unclear whether Volker will testify before Congress or what role it would play in the impeachment inquiry.last_img read more

first_imgPRESIDENT’S College (PC) claimed two victories on Friday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in the Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) Georgetown and East Coast Regionals, including a massive win against Tutorial High School in the U-18 division.Richard Semple led PC in the 66-point victory (77-11) against the Georgetown school. The teen powered his way to a game-high 27 points and eight rebounds.  Support came from Jushaun Bailey, who added 18 points and Rankin McDonald with 11 points, nine boards. Peter Thompson led Tutorial with four points, nine rebounds.In the U-14 division, PC thrashed Marian Academy 27-8.  Kerol Mentore led the East Coast school with a double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds), while Rasean Barnwell added five points, seven rebounds.Nicholas Verwey led Marian with four points, eight rebounds. In another U-14 clash, St Stanislaus College got past YBG Cluster by a score of 23-17.  Daniel Bailey finished with a double-double for the winners (12 points, 10 rebounds), while K. Howard (six points) was the main scorer for YBG.In a close U-18 clash, Marian Academy were able to shoot their way past GTI 40-35.Josiah Daniels and Akili Haynes did it at both ends of the court for the winners with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 12 points, nine rebounds respectively. Israel Yaw finished with a game-high 15 rebounds and 12 points for GTI.  Darren Thomas just missed out on a double-double for the institution after pulling down 11 rebounds to add to his nine points.Bishops’ High dominated against their Georgetown counterparts St Rose’s High in the other U-18 clash.  Led by Keron Bacchus, who scored 23 points, the Bishops’ raced to a 69-36 point win.Daniel Benjamin added 11 points, 10 rebounds and Timothy Richmond 11 points.Jaiden Craig with 12 points, seven rebounds and Adrian Pilgrim with 10 points, led St Rose’s High. The tournament is sponsored by Edward B. Beharry & Company Ltd, NSC, Banks DIH LTD and Exxon Mobil.last_img read more

first_imgQuentin Hillsman didn’t need to think twice. After watching his team have one of its best all-around offensive games, crash the boards and buckle down defensively, Hillsman could confidently say it was likely the best Syracuse has played all season.‘We played a very good basketball game,’ Hillsman said in a phone interview after the game. ‘We just wanted to come out and be physical, and be aggressive in the paint and do the things we do, which is rebound the basketball and score points in the paint. We did a very good job of that.’In the type of shooting performance the Orange (10-4, 0-1 Big East) has been looking for all season, SU thrashed Niagara 81-30 Thursday night in front of 764 inside the Carrier Dome. The Orange scored 53 points in the first half, the most it has scored in a half all season. Syracuse shot 25-of-58 (43.1 percent) from the field, and outrebounded the Purple Eagles 54-30. While the Orange found its shooting stroke, Niagara (3-9) struggled mightily on offense, and finished the game having shot a meager 12-of-59 (20 percent).The 51-point victory was the largest margin of victory for SU since its 90-31 rout of Bryant last season.Center Kayla Alexander dominated the low post for Syracuse, scoring 20 points while also grabbing 12 rebounds, taking advantage of her four-inch height advantage over Purple Eagles center Val McQuade.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHillsman credited Alexander’s quickness in the low post with her strong performance, and said her ability to elude the Niagara defense going to the hoop helped her take over.‘They did a very good job of pushing off the block,’ Hillsman said. ‘She did a very good job of catching, and then turning around and making very solid moves.’Niagara jumped out to an early 3-2 lead after a 3-pointer from McQuade, but SU then went on a 16-0 run to go up 18-3, and the Purple Eagles never got close for the rest of the game.After struggling to find an alternative way to score other than relying on Alexander all season, SU finally shot well from beyond the arc, draining 3-of-5 3-pointers. Guards Carmen Tyson-Thomas, Rachel Coffey and La’Shay Taft each had one apiece.Tyson-Thomas finished the game with 15 points, and had 13 rebounds to notch her 12th double-double of her career and third this season.‘That was one of the things, we wanted to shoot a good percentage from the field and we wanted to take care of the basketball,’ Hillsman said. ‘Our goal with turnovers, we missed it by a couple, but we still did a very good job.’The Orange finished with 17 turnovers, one of its best games it has had in that category in its 14 games this year.Defensively, Syracuse managed to get 15 steals and nine blocks. All told, Syracuse dominated both ends of the floor in the type of game Hillsman and the Orange have been looking to put together all year.‘You want to play well, and we definitely played very, very well tonight,’ Hillsman said. ‘We’re playing good basketball going into Big East, and we’ll look to continue that on New Year’s Eve.’SU has one more game before it returns to conference play, when the level of competition will increase significantly. For now, though, Hillsman said his team’s confidence is increasing with seemingly every win.And in playing at home for the first time in 19 days, the Orange finally had a superlative win.‘It’s very good to get back home. We do well here. We had a very good crowd here. It was good to get home. I was very pleased with the support from the crowd, and I hope we can get the same thing on New Year’s Eve.’cjiseman@syr.edu  Published on December 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgThe college football gods flipped the script on Saturday night and the USC football team escaped with an improbable 28-26 road win over No. 10 Arizona. Redshirt junior tailback Javorius “Buck” Allen laid the groundwork for a potential Heisman Trophy campaign, but, in what looks to be a developing pattern for the Trojans (4-2, 3-1 Pac-12), the final score was not decided until the game’s last play. Read the full recap here.Photos by Tucker McWhirter.last_img

first_imgThe 2019 University of Wisconsin softball team (31-8, 8-5 Big Ten) has already had an outstanding, record-breaking season that’s put Madison back on the map within the NCAA softball world. As worry from fans grew after last year’s team lost so much of its leadership and seniority, within the program, a quiet, calm confidence began to grow.This belief grew not only in the leadership that emerged from new upperclassmen but in the trust Head Coach Yvette Healy had in her incoming young core of freshmen and sophomores.As a whole, Wisconsin athletic teams are not ones where fans can expect to see a lot of true freshman or underclassmen take the court or field. The idea of earning your spot and training under a leading scorer has always been the mentality of Wisconsin athletics. But Healy’s lineup seems to break from that norm as she consistently starts two true freshman and three sophomores in her regular lineup.The young Badger team made their presence known in the opening tournaments of the season where they posted a 17–2 record that included upsets over then No. 9 Texas and No. 15 Arizona State.Ever since their opening tournaments and since entering Big Ten play, this young core’s firepower has only intensified, and their confidence continues to grow.Much of this young core’s success falls onto the shoulders of freshmen Ally Miklesh and Jolie Fish.Miklesh is a true freshman center fielder from Stevens Point Area High School in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Miklesh routinely finds herself in center field due to her canon of an arm, speed to burn and unwavering will to win. During her high school career, Miklesh led the Wisconsin Valley Conference in hits, batting average, runs scored, stolen bases and triples in 2017. Goodman Diamond is also a familiar place for the center fielder, as she led her high school team to two state appearances and one state title in 2016 — she regularly attended camps to catch the eyes of the Badger coaching staff.Softball: Konwent leads Badgers to best start in program historyAs the University of Wisconsin softball team teeters in and out of the top 25 rankings, being ranked at all Read…Though Miklesh found success in high school, the transition to Division I softball can cause trouble for incoming freshmen. Luckily for both Miklesh and Healy, Miklesh seemed like she didn’t skip a beat.“Ally is a local kid and she’s been coming to camp for years,” Healy said. “So I think that helps her a lot that she really knew our offense and our defense coming in.”Miklesh said the philosophy that sometimes grit and hustle outweigh talent was one thing she took from her high school career into her Badger career. Coming from and in-state high school also meant a lot to the transition and passion Miklesh carries with her each game.“I just really want to be a part of this team,” Miklesh said.As a Badger, Miklesh has posted a .289 batting average with 26 hits in 90 plate appearances. She currently has the fifth-best batting average on the team and has outperformed many of her seasoned teammates as she acts as the turnover in the lineup, batting ninth.“My personal goals are just keep producing, keep turning over for the top of the lineup and doing my job,” Miklesh said. “I really think the sky’s the limit for this team.” Humility radiates from Miklesh when you meet her but in the field, she takes no prisoners. She does not hold back, she does not stutter and she credits many of her characteristics to her coaching staff at Wisconsin, especially the coaches who have helped develop her as a contact hitter.Miklesh also sports an impressive .333 slugging percentage and a nearly perfect .947 fielding percentage.While her talent is undeniable, Miklesh isn’t the only freshman Wisconsin has up their sleeve.Softball: Badgers pull off home sweep over visiting Iowa HawkeyesThe University of Wisconsin softball team (30-5, 7-2 Big Ten) hosted the Iowa Hawkeyes (15-18, 1-8) in their Big Ten Read…Fish is a true freshman from Carl Albert High School in Oklahoma. There, Fish was a part of four state-qualifying teams and stole more bases than any of her teammates for four years straight. As a junior, she was named All-District Offensive Player of the Year. “Jolie has speed, power, and athleticism,” Healy said. “She can hit for average and put the ball over the fence.”As a Badger, Fish has already notched a home run under her belt and has a respectable .245 batting average with 23 hits in 94 plate appearances. Along with being a freshman and going through the transition of high school to Division I softball, Fish has also had to make a position adjustment due to a change in rotation to make up for a hand injury to senior catcher Melanie Cross. Due to Cross’s injury, sophomore Taylor Johnson has taken over behind the plate for the Badgers which moves Fish from a comfortable middle infielder position to the hot corner of third base.“She’s got double the learning curve because she played second base and then had to switch over with the injury to Mel Cross to play third,” Healy said. “She’s just up for learning and she’s a kid that doesn’t get down on herself.”But, making that transition to third and earning a starting sport off of injury didn’t change the mentality that Fish brought to Wisconsin.“I just wanted to come in and make an impact,” Fish said. “Growing up in Oklahoma, I always saw teams coming and playing in the world series, and I always knew I was going to come back and win a world series with this team.”Why baseball should be brought back to UWThe University of Wisconsin hasn’t had a baseball team in 28 years. The last time the Badgers fielded a team Read…Fish currently has nine RBIs as a Badger and had an impressive showing against Iowa where she tallied three hits — two of which brought runs home.Most impressive, Fish has posted a .955 fielding percentage even after her position transition.Both Miklesh and Fish are extremely humble even amidst great success and contribution to the winning Wisconsin softball team. Both freshmen have stepped up tremendously to fill the shoes of the players who came before them. Wisconsin has three other freshman — Tyra Turner, Savanna Rainy and pitcher Maddie Schwartz.Schwartz holds a 1.38 ERA on 18 appearances for the Badgers. Turner is a reliable pinch runner and outfielder when called upon and had totaled seven stolen bases on the season.After losing Cross to injury, the Badgers have only two contributing seniors in Kelly Welsh and Stephanie Lombardo in the usual lineup. As both are major contributors, Welsh and Lombardo’s shoes will have to be filled by the underclassmen and future freshmen to come. It truly is an exciting time to be a Badger — as the true freshman athlete is being redefined by Wisconsin softball, Fish and Miklesh are setting the bar high for those to come. What a freshman is expected to accomplish to be a part of the Badger program grows every day as Fish and Miklesh improve. While the next four years hold a lot of questions and variables that could influence the Badger softball program, it is clear that Miklesh and Fish are ready to lead the way.last_img read more