first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The House Financial Services Committee today will continue its mark-up of more than a dozen bills and is expected to report the bills – including NAFCU-backed legislation to repeal the NCUA’s risk-based capital (RBC) rule – to the full House for action.Pending before the committee is an amendment offered by Ranking Member Maxine Waters, D-Calif., that would delay the RBC rule for two years, until 2021, rather than repeal it in order to give NCUA time to fix the rule and credit unions more time to comply.The mark-up began yesterday. NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger sent a letter Monday urging committee members to support the bill repealing the NCUA’s RBC rule – set to take effect Jan. 1, 2019 – and others addressing examination fairness and use of consumers’ identification cards. continue reading »last_img read more

first_img Kuala Lumpur: Cancer-hit badminton star Lee Chong Wei announced his retirement Thursday, ending a brilliant career in which he collected a swathe of honours but never won a world or Olympic title. Lee, who spent a total of 348 weeks as world number one but lost six world and Olympic finals, wept as he called it quits months after suffering a cancer scare. “My decision to retire is a heavy one. I really love this sport. But it is a demanding sport. I thank all Malaysians for the past 19 years,” a tearful Lee, 36, told a news conference.    Lee, a father of two, was diagnosed with early-stage nose cancer last year and after intensive treatment in Taiwan, said he was keen to play again. But he hasn’t trained since April and after missing a series of self-imposed deadlines to return to competition, his hopes of being eligible for next year’s Tokyo Olympics were remote. The three-time Olympic silver medallist said he now wanted to rest and spend time with his family, and even take his wife on a “honeymoon”, a trip that has been delayed since their marriage in 2012.RELATED    Lee’s unsuccessful attempts to capture Malaysia’s first ever Olympic gold medal, reaching three consecutive finals, were followed avidly by his fans, as was his long-running rivalry with Chinese superstar Lin Dan. His last shot at the Olympic title at Rio 2016 ended in crushing disappointment when the Malaysian lost out to China’s Chen Long in a nail-biting final.    ‘Sad day’    Cancer proved the career-ending blow but it wasn’t the only low for Lee, who was banned after testing positive for a banned anti-inflammatory at the 2014 world championships. The long-time former world number one returned to the sport in 2015, after authorities accepted he took the drug inadvertently.    “I have no regrets. More important is my health, the decision to retire is very tough,” said Lee, adding that his cancer treatment was now over. “My plan to retire was originally after the Olympic Games. I made this decision due to my health. You know I got married in 2012. But we (have) never gone for a honeymoon. I owe this promise (to my wife), now I have to please her.”    As he began announcing his retirement, Lee paused for almost a minute as tears rolled down his cheeks. Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Norza Zakaria, who was at the news conference, described Lee as a “legend”.    “It is a sad day. Lee is a legend and very dependable. We accept his decision,” Norza said. Lee has slipped to 191 in the Badminton World rankings. “I fought for my country all the way,” he said, at one point, his voice choking. “It’s my retirement day.” highlights Lee Chong Wei was undergoing treatment for nose cancer.Lee Chong Wei lost in the 2016 Rio Olympics final to Lin Dan.Lee Chong Wei is a three-time Olympic silver medallist.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_imgGuyana got off to rough start at this year’s IRB Hong Kong Sevens, falling 47 -5 in their opening match today.Guyana will finish their Pool G match later on against Papua New Guinea. Chronicle sport will keep you updated on the Green Machine’s participation at one of the world’s most watched rugby event.last_img

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