Join DAZN and watch Combate AmericasThe world championship doubleheader will have Combate Americas’ world bantamweight champion Gustavo Lopez (10-4-1) defending his title against Joey “El Cazador” Ruquet (7-1) in the main event. The match serves as a rematch to their original clash, when Lopez got Ruquet to tap out to an arm triangle choke in the second round back in December 2016. Lopez hones his skills as a member of MMA legend Randy Couture’s Xtreme Couture camp in Las Vegas, having avenged a prior loss to Jose Alday by defeating his rival via first-round TKO in March. The co-main event features Andres “The Bullet” Quintana (18-2) taking on Bruno “Aquiles” Cannetti (8-6) for the promotion’s inaugural featherweight championship. This bout, too, is a rematch, with Quintana having scored a first-round TKO of Cannetti back in December.“With an unprecedented two Combate Americas world titles on the line in the same night, this is sure to be an epic night of Mucha Más Acción, and we are grateful to our partners with Caesars Entertainment and Harveys for giving us the opportunity to bring this incredible lineup to Lake Tahoe,” said Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren in a press release statement from the company.Additional bouts for the card will be announced soon. Combate Americas is making history by doubling up.On Tuesday, Combate Americas and Caesars Entertainment announced a partnership to announce the mixed martial arts promotion’s first-ever world championship doubleheader. The historic show will take place at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys in Lake Tahoe, Nev., on Aug. 23, live on DAZN (9:30 p.m. ET).
“And yes, our hearts and minds are with your sweet Lucy, in dog heaven.”The full exchange can be watched below.So even though in the short clip the comment seems highly inappropriate, these two announcers clearly have chemistry and, presumably, no feelings were hurt. I’m…. im not sure how I should feel about what this announcer just said? pic.twitter.com/gfvfYVKwme— Chiefs/Ravens/Titans/Vikings Fan (@Ross_homan1) January 9, 2020The announcing duo is Lee Bernick and George Nusbaum, and they were calling the Nov. 30, 2019 game between Prior Lake and East Ridge in Minnesota. The clip above is short, so the context is a little confusing. But a longer version of the exchange makes things a little more understandable.The reason the two were talking about death in the first place when the announcers mentioned the mother of one of the players, Craig Johnson, had passed away. So while already talking about someone who was “gone, but not forgotten,” Bernick transitioned to his dog, Lucy.We know it’s his dog because he confirmed so on Twitter.This is my dad😂 He is is talking about our dog. Without context this just sounds awful #RIPLucy https://t.co/VkSlH8tfQ1— Pat Bernick (@patbernick20) January 9, 2020As Bernick started talking about his dog being “run over in our driveway,” Nusbaum interjected by reacting to the play yelling, “Oh, yes!” But instead of apologizing for his tone, Nusbaum doubled down by saying, “Like that? Was she run over like that?” referring to the dunk that had occurred on the court.After that comment, Nusbaum did have a more emotional response. Things got awkward between two high school basketball announcers when one decided to bring up the fact their dog, Lucy, had recently been run over in the driveway.A clip of this exchange has gone viral for reasons that become obvious after you watch.
Share Senators Pen Letter to FHFA Chief Over FHLB Requirements Federal Home Loan Banks FHFA Mel Watt Politics 2014-12-19 Seth Welborn Twenty-seven senators have signed a letter addressed to Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt asking him to reconsider the stricter membership requirements for the Federal Home Loan Banks the Agency proposed in September.The changes to membership requirements outlined by Watt in a speech at the FHLBank Director’s Conference on September 2 require members to hold 1 percent of their assets in home mortgage loans (HML) on an ongoing basis, whereas the previous rule requires members to demonstrate this only at the time of their application and not at any time afterward. Another proposed change requires members to adhere to the 10 percent residential mortgage loan (RML) requirement on an ongoing basis as opposed to just at the time of application.The letter, co-authored by Senators Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) and Mark Kirk (R-Illinois), states that “(t)he proposed rule affects long-standing membership rules for the Federal Home Loan Bank system and will negatively affect new and current members in the system.” Twenty-five other senators signed the letter.”Under the current regulations, if a member does not have assets that meet the system’s statutory and regulatory requirements for eligible collateral, it cannot borrow,” Manchin and Kirk wrote in the letter. “Under the proposed regulation, however, even if a member has assets that meet this test, a member could be expelled from membership if the member cannot meet the new—and unprecedented—mortgage asset tests for continued membership. The consequences are harsh and the terms of the proposed rule are inconsistent with the explicit terms of the FHLBank Act.”The letter states that in the 80 years since it was created, the FHLBank system has been a key partner in the success of smaller institutions, and the authors pointed out that Watt has stated the importance of these institutions in housing finance. The authors of the letter also pointed out the value of the cooperative FHLBank model was demonstrated by the stability the FHLBanks provided during the 2008 financial crisis.”Given their success and importance, we are concerned the proposed rule could jeopardize the ability of FHLBanks to provide liquidity to community financial institutions when they need it most,” the letter said.Manchin and Kirk also asked Watt in the letter to “consult further with other agencies before finalizing any rule that affects these much needed financial institutions,” since the FHLBank system is currently operating “safely and successfully.””In light of these concerns, we urge you to reconsider this proposal and consult with Congress, which is where these important policy decisions should be made,” the letter said.The senators who signed the letter were (alphabetically): Ayotte (R-New Hampshire), Baldwin (D-Wisconsin), Blunt (R-Missouri), Cardin (D-Maryland), Chambliss (R-Georgia), Coburn (R-Oklahoma), Cochran (R-Mississippi), Coats (R-Indiana), Donnelly (D-Indiana), Fischer (R-Nebraska), Hirono (D-Hawaii), Hoeven (R-North Dakota), Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), Isakson (R-Georgia), Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin), Johanns (R-Nebraska), King (I-Maine), Kirk (R-Illinois), Manchin (D-West Virginia), Moran (R-Kansas), Portman (R-Ohio), Roberts (R-Kanas), Rubio (R-Florida), Scott (R-South Carolina), Tester (D-Montana), Thune (R-South Dakota), and Wicker (R-Mississippi).Last month, a bipartisan group of 68 house members signed a letter to Watt, authored by Spencer Bachus (R-Alabama) and David Scott (D-Georgia), expressing the same sentiments regarding the proposed FHLBank membership rule. The National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) voiced similar concerns in November. December 19, 2014 454 Views in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News