HEALS Act would provide PPP liability protection

first_img continue reading » The Senate Republican COVID-19 relief legislation unveiled this week, the HEALS Act, contains CUNA-supported liability protection, as well as other Paycheck Protection Program reforms. The House passed its COVID-19 relief bill, the HEROES Act, in May.The HEALS Act contains a provision providing no enforcement action could be taken against a lender who in good faith relied on a certification or documentation submitted by a borrower of a covered loan.Other PPP improvements include:Making certain operations, property damage, supplier and worker protection expenses forgivable;Simplifying the forgiveness process for loans under $150,000 and for loans between $150,000 and $2 million, but not to the extent CUNA seeks in the PPP Forgiveness Acts in the House and Senate; ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Indiana Audubon Society plans spring event

first_imgConnersville, In. — The Indiana Audubon Society is hosting its annual spring birding gathering at its Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, outside Connersville, on May 5.  The event includes a multitude of speakers, field hikes, as well as a chance to see birds up close and in the hand with bird banding demonstrations.Afternoon presentations at the sanctuary will look at tropical birding tour opportunities, including upcoming Costa Rica tours with Indiana Audubon, activities and history of the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, and a look at how shade-grown coffee is helping both the birds and the environment.  The Saturday afternoon headline presentation will explore the science of bird sounds and how birders can expand upon their birding by ear knowledge.“Mary Gray in the spring is a magical place,” said Indiana Audubon executive director. “the entire sanctuary explodes in birdsong, blooming wildflowers, and more.  It’s truly a special place to visit in early May.”Early bird registration for the weekend events is $15 per person and includes complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner around a campfire at the end of the day.  Registration can be found on the events page here. A special native plants work day, called the ‘Weed Wrangle’ will occur the next morning at the sanctuary as well.Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary is located at 3499 Bird Sanctuary Rd, Connersville.  For more information about the weekend festival, call (765) 827-5109 or email [email protected]  To learn more about the Indiana Audubon Society and to search for programs near you, visit them on the web.last_img read more

Heskey would relish Foxes return

first_img The former Foxes striker is available after leaving Newcastle Jets in the Australian A-League. Nigel Pearson’s side have not scored in 500 minutes and have slipped into the bottom three of the Barclays Premier League. Press Association Emile Heskey has revealed he would be keen on a Leicester comeback to help ease their goal woes.center_img Heskey made his name with Leicester, winning the League Cup twice, before making an £11million move to Liverpool in 2000. He already has an ambassadorial role with the club but would rejoin the strugglers as a player if they asked. “It goes without saying, I’d love to come,” said Heskey, who scored 46 goals in 198 appearances for Leicester. “It is a great club that allowed me to get to the platform that I got to. “I was an England international when I was with Leicester so that was a great achievement.” The Foxes go to fellow strugglers QPR on Saturday winless in their last seven games and former England international Heskey, 36, insisted they can turn their form around. “They have got a decent squad there, they just need that little pick me up, a little confidence,” he told BBC Radio Leicester. “It could be anything, just a spark to get going on a run to get out of it.” last_img read more

West Indies fight back after Stokes’ half-century

first_img(REUTERS) – England all-rounder Ben Stokes followed his bowling masterclass against West Indies with a half-century and Stuart Broad blazed away for a vital 38 as the hosts took a 71-run first-innings lead on the second day of the third Test at Lord’s yesterday.Resuming on 46 for four in reply to the tourists’ 123, England were bowled out for 194 and were again indebted to Stokes who struck 10 boundaries in a fluent innings before being bowled out by Shannon Gabriel.On a chaotic opening day, Stokes took a career-best six for 22 with a devastating spell of swing bowling as West Indies lost their last eight wickets for 45 runs.West Indies stayed in contention to claim a first series victory in England for 29 years, however, as paceman Kemar Roach finished with five for 72, although they may come to rue allowing England to stretch their lead.Rain meant only four overs were bowled before lunch with Roach having Dawid Malan caught behind for 20 to leave England on 63 for five, still 60 in arrears.Two balls after a rain-extended lunchbreak Stokes was dropped on 24 and went on to reach his 12th Test half-century in 51 balls with 10 boundaries.With Stokes scoring freely and England edging ahead of West Indies’ feeble first-innings score it looked ominous for the visitors. But they hit back in style.CARBON COPYShannon Gabriel looked crestfallen after bowling Stokes with an inswinger only to be no-balled for over-stepping, but two balls later he broke Stokes’ stumps with a carbon copy ball and this time there was no reprieve for England’s vice-captain.Stokes had earlier shared in a 56-run partnership with Jonny Bairstow who fell lbw to the impressive Roach for 21.With the game tantalisingly poised, Moeen Ali was the next to fall for three, as he edged Roach to Kyle Hope who made up for his earlier drop of Stokes with a head-high catch in the slips.England were 11 runs ahead with two wickets in hand and put on 60 for the last two wickets. Stuart Broad scored 29 with Toby Roland-Jones before his entertaining last-wicket partnership with James Anderson saw him swipe two sixes.Broad was eventually caught behind off the last ball before tea leaving Anderson, who needed one wicket to reach 500 in Tests, unbeaten on eight.The series is locked at 1-1 after West Indies hit back from a first-Test drubbing at Edgbaston to win a thrilling match at Headingley, their first Test win in England for 17 years.SCORECARDWEST INDIES 1st innings 123ENGLAND 1st innings (o/n 46 for four)A. Cook c wkp. Dowrich b Roach 10M. Stoneman c wkp. Dowrich b Roach 1T. Westley lbw b Holder 8J. Root c Powell b Holder 1D. Malan c wkp. Dowrich b Roach 20B. Stokes b Gabriel 60J. Bairstow lbw b Roach 21M. Ali c K Hope b Roach 3T. Roland-Jones c S. Hope b Holder 13S. Broad c wkp. Dowrich b Holder 38J. Anderson not out 8Extras: (lb-4, nb-7) 11Total: (all out, 52.5 overs) 194Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-15, 3-19, 4-24, 5-63, 6-119, 7-128, 8-134, 9-163.Bowling: Roach 24-8-72-5, Gabriel 15-1-64-1, Holder 13.5-1-54-4.WEST INDIES 2nd inningsK. Brathwaite b Anderson 4K. Powell b Anderson 45K. Hope lbw b Broad 1S. Hope not out 35R. Chase not out 3Extras: (lb-5) 5Total: (3 wkts, 31 overs) 93Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-21, 3-69.Bowling: Anderson 9-2-17-2, Broad 8-2-25-1, Roland-Jones 6-2-17-0, Stokes 8-2-29-0.Position: West Indies lead by 22 runs with seven second innings intact.Toss: West Indies.last_img read more

Messi: Peru game more fight than football

first_imgCarlos Zambrano gifted Peru a 1-0 lead after 22 minutes of play, but Gonzalo Higuain helped the Argentines to a 1-1 draw with his equaliser only 15 minutes later.“It was a really tight game, and it was more fight than football. Away games like this are always difficult and you have to be strong,” Messi stated to reporters.“The pitch did not exactly help either, but I don’t want to use that as an excuse.“We would have preferred to bag the full three points, but the most important thing was not to lose.“A draw is a good result as we still sit atop of the table. We will have to win our next game against Uruguay.”Argentina have collected 14 points from seven games, and hold a one-point lead over runners-up Colombia.last_img

Whicker: Take the Red Sox in a longer, tougher World Series than most expect

first_imgBOSTON — Now the Dodgers head for the birthplace of the Tea Party, the American Revolution, and Beat L.A.Strangely, the chant was born of hopelessness, with nobody from L.A. anywhere near Boston.The Celtics were getting spanked by Philadelphia in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on a Sunday afternoon. The Lakers had already won the West. The fans re-prioritized their loathing. In unison, and without apparent rehearsal, the Garden rocked with “Beat L.A., Beat L.A.”That was in 1982. As we know, it stuck. The adult children of those fans will be sounding off on Tuesday night in Fenway Park, when the Red Sox and Dodgers clash like big-market titans in Game 1 of the World Series.It’s a classic battle of the brands, but few people expect a memorable Series. The Red Sox won two-thirds of their games. They ran through the 100-win Yankees and 103-win Astros in a total of nine games.They led the American League in runs, hits, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, batting average and were second in walks. They also were 12th in strikeouts. Probable MVP Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez, Xavier Bogaerts and Andrew Benintendi combined for 114 home runs and 400 RBIs in the regular season.Betts and Martinez were 1-2 in the league in hits, and they were two of four MLB players (with the Angels’ Mike Trout and the Brewers’ Christian Yelich) who topped the 1.000 OPS mark. As a club, the Sox were a relentless .289 with men in scoring position.Chris Sale reduced hitters to a .183 average. David Price and Rick Porcello are Cy Young Award winners. Ryan Brasier has been a stupendous surprise in what was a sketchy bullpen. Closer Craig Kimbrel is as dominant as anyone, especially since the Red Sox corrected his pitch-tipping, with help from Eric Gagne. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Alex Cora, who came up through the Dodgers system, was always tabbed as a future manager. He has exceeded those predictions. He also has a better feel for the Dodgers than the Dodgers have for the Red Sox, since Cora was Houston’s bench coach during the 2017 World Series.“He’s plus-plus with his knowledge and plus-plus with his people skills,” said Eddie Bane, the former Angels farm director who advises General Manager Dave Dombrowski.“You know, we’ve been good for a while now. But the way we played this year was at another level. Martinez (a free agent) and his power were exactly what we needed for our lineup. He’s the smartest hitter I think I’ve ever seen. And that outfield (Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Benintendi) is tremendous defensively. It’s just been one of those years. They just never let up.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.The Red Sox keep churning out young players. They also keep the ones they want and use the others as barter. Pitcher Michael Kopech and infielder Yoan Moncada brought Sale from the White Sox. Dombrowski built winners in Montreal, Detroit and Florida.Are you one of those annoying scolds who could even find fault with bacon? Well, the Red Sox only hit .250 and only slugged .395 against left-handed pitching, which they will see repeatedly. They were only 21-18 against playoff teams, as they rampaged to a 52-9 record against Texas, Miami, Kansas City, Baltimore, Toronto and the Angels.Their bullpen is questionable, or was until Cora began using Nathan Eovaldi, another former Dodger who has rediscovered himself. “He throws 101 on the paint and then he gives you that cutter,” Bane said. “He’s a weapon for us.”The bullpen and overall depth are the two familiar advantages for the Dodgers. They make it very challenging to pick an MVP. In the NLCS, Cody Bellinger got the award, but it could have gone to Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen, Manny Machado, Yasiel Puig or especially Chris Taylor. His monstrous catch in the fifth inning of Game 7 was the most consequential for a Dodger since Sandy Amoros skidded to rob Yogi Berra in Game 7 in the 1955 World Series.The Dodgers might consider starting the Series with Kershaw and Rich Hill, who redirected his career in Boston. Hyun-Jin Ryu scuffled in his two games at Milwaukee, and Walker Buehler should be fully rested for the Game 3 home start Friday.Julio Urias has earned the right to be a lefty troubleshooter in the bullpen. “The look in his eyes,” pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said, “has convinced me he can handle all this.”Can the Dodgers handle the Red Sox? Sure, but it’s tough to see them closing the fist, especially with Games 6-7 in the historical home of L.A. hate. Take the Sox in six, but for entertainment purposes only.last_img read more