first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Phil Banker February 7, 2017 1,357 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency recently released a list of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performance evaluations that became public last month. Of the 20 bank evaluations made public, two of them were rated “outstanding” while the other 18 were rated “satisfactory.”The list includes evaluations that became public during the month of January 2017 and includes national banks, federal savings associations, and insured federal branches of foreign banks that have received ratings, according to the OCC.The possible ratings are outstanding, satisfactory, needs to improve, and substantial noncompliance.HSBC Trust Company and United Community Bank of Lawrenceburg, Indiana were rated as “outstanding.” None of the entities received ratings of “needs to improve” or “substantial noncompliance.”The Community Reinvestment Act designed to encourage commercial banks and savings associations to help meet the needs of borrowers in all segments of their communities, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. The Act prohibits the denying or increasing the cost of banking to residents of racially defined neighborhoods, better known as redlining, according to the OCC’s website.The Act instructs the appropriate federal financial supervisory agencies to encourage regulated financial institutions to help meet the credit needs of the local communities in which they are chartered, consistent with safe and sound operation. To enforce the statute, federal regulatory agencies examine banking institutions for CRA compliance, and take this information into consideration when approving applications for new bank branches or for mergers or acquisitions.For a list of all of the entities whose ratings were made public this month, click here. A searchable list of all public CRA evaluations can be accessed through the OCC’s website by clicking here. Phil Banker began his career in journalism after graduating from the University of North Texas. He has covered a number of communities across Texas and southern Oklahoma, writing news and sports for publications including the Ardmoreite, Ennis Daily News and the Plano Star-Courier. He is currently a contributor to DS News and The MReport. in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago OCC Releases CRA Evaluations for 20 Financial Institutions  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / OCC Releases CRA Evaluations for 20 Financial Institutions Previous: Fed’s MBS Drawdown Could Affect Housing Market Next: LenderLive Hires VP of National Sales Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2017-02-07 Phil Banker Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

first_img Google+ By News Highland – March 29, 2012 A body has been recovered in the Inch area of Lough Swilly near Rathmullen this evening.A search had been launched this morning between Ramelton and Rathmullen for a man who had been missing from his home since yesterday.The man, who is 73 years of age, was last seen around 8pm last night.The Lough Swilly Lifeboat team has just confirmed to Highland Radio News that a body had been recovered in that past hour. WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Google+center_img Pinterest News Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleUPDATE – Shatter acknowledges Mc Dermott should never have been transferredNext articleMobile roaming charges within EU to be reduced substanially News Highland Body recovered of elderly man in Rathmullen arealast_img read more

first_imgBut it was Guerrero’s bat that earned him a four-year, $28 million contract from the Dodgers in October 2013. Puig once batted .330 as a 19-year-old in Serie Nacional, the top league in Cuba; Guerrero had seasons of .338 and .343 at ages 21 and 22. Back then though, Guerrero was comfortable. He was playing at home with his wife and children nearby. Shortstop was his only position. That all changed once he arrived in the United States.When Guerrero hit .329 with 15 home runs in 65 games for Albuquerque last year, it came with a series of caveats. He’d been playing in a hitter-friendly league, against less experienced pitchers, absent the big-league spotlight. During a Triple-A game in May, Guerrero lost a portion of his ear in a dugout fight with a teammate. The recovery sidelined him nearly two months.Except for that incident, few considered how much Guerrero’s life had changed on and off the field in the span of a year.“I think all the unknowns, as they get put beside you, you’re more and more comfortable,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Hitting comes and goes. You go 0 for 3 or four games in a row, you’re uncomfortable. But the confident guys think ‘it’s just a matter of time. I don’t have any hits but I’m going to hit.’”Now 28, Guerrero is playing with an ease that was missing a year ago. He has six hits in his first nine Cactus League at-bats, including a home run Saturday against Milwaukee.“I have a lot more confidence,” he said.Asked why, Guerrero responded, “One year of experience. The amount of practice I’ve had. I haven’t practiced as much as I have since it’s different in the United States. A lot more practice, obviously. The experience in Triple-A helped me a lot as well.”Gaining confidence was never an issue for Puig, who can come across like 240 pounds of rollicking swagger. In Los Angeles and as a minor leaguer, Puig usually seemed to perform whether or not he’d mastered the reglas of American baseball.Confidence? “I had it from Day 1,” he said in Spanish.Guerrero is a different person, older and more measured when he speaks. His wife and daughter arrived in the United States two months ago from Cuba, and that matters. There was talk at the beginning of camp about how the Dodgers might be “stuck” this season with Guerrero, who can’t be optioned to the minor leagues without his permission. But there’s still time for him to turn his contract from a burden into a blessing.“Mentally I’m confident,” Guerrero said. “I’m relaxed.” “One of the things I know from playing winter ball, being around Latin American countries, is that the time that counts is the game time,” Gonzalez said. “If you don’t want to show up for BP, you don’t have to. … The extra work is up to you. So when you get here and they’re saying ‘you have to be here for BP’ you’re like, ‘why? I don’t need it,’ because you never needed it your whole life. “Here if you don’t get in the weight room, they label you as a guy who doesn’t work. People are so worried about all the things that you do” ‑ Gonzalez draws out the word “allllll” for effect ‑ “and not just what you do on the field.”There are two Cuban defectors on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster, Guerrero and star outfielder Yasiel Puig. Puig has spent the majority of his time in the United States (almost three years now) on the Dodgers’ major-league roster. When Puig bends or breaks the rules, it’s a topic of interviews and articles and news cycles.Guerrero spent almost all of last season with the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate. The shelter of playing in Albuquerque, N.M., allowed him to adjust to the rules out of the public eye. Unlike Puig, Guerrero’s transition to the culture of American baseball was hardly a topic of public debate.And Guerrero had even more to take on than Puig. A shortstop all his life, Guerrero was asked to play second base in spring training last year. The adjustment was rough at Triple-A, and Guerrero wound up going back to shortstop, then to third base and left field as the organization tried turning him into a utility player. PHOENIX, Ariz. >> The Spanish word for rules is “reglas.” Dodgers infielder Alex Guerrero discusses the reglas of baseball with his Cuban accent, dropping the “g” to the point of imperceptibility. “There are distinct rules for playing baseball in Cuba,” he said in Spanish, “distinct rules in the United States.” But something is lost in translation.The bases are all 90 feet apart in Cuba. The pitcher’s mound is 60 feet and six inches from home plate. Three outs, nine innings ‑ the reglas are the same.Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez explained.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more