NAFCU recommends ways to increase CUs’ service to women-, minority-owned businesses

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Ahead of today’s House Financial Services subcommittee hearing examining the challenges that women- and minority-owned businesses may face when accessing capital and financial services during the pandemic, NAFCU’s Brad Thaler offered support for the subcommittee’s efforts to address these issues.“As we have shared with you before, credit unions are proud of their record of diversity and commitment to helping the portions of their communities that are most in need with high-quality financial products and services,” wrote Thaler, NAFCU’s vice president of legislative affairs.Thaler noted that there are 526 federally-insured minority depository institution (MDI) credit unions and 292 credit unions that are designated community development financial institutions (CDFIs). He stressed the importance of “ensuring that these institutions have the resources they need to survive and serve their members during these challenging times.”Specifically, Thaler asked the subcommittee to include additional set asides in future relief packages specifically for CDFIs and MDIs, similar to what was included in the House’s HEROES Act.last_img read more

Who plays on ‘Sunday Night Football’ tonight? Time, TV channel, schedule for Week 15

first_imgTonight’s “Sunday Night Football” game is a big one for the NFL playoff picture. In a game scheduled to kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC, the 8-5 Steelers will host the 9-4 Bills. Pittsburgh and Buffalo entered Week 15 as the No. 5 and No. 6 seeds, respectively, in the AFC playoffs.Steelers vs. Bills a couple weeks ago was flexed into the “Sunday Night Football” slot due to the game’s playoff implications; it bumped Chargers vs. Vikings to a different time window. Buffalo simply needs a win in Pittsburgh to clinch a playoff berth, but the Bills have lost their last six games against the Steelers, and Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin has never lost (4-0) to Buffalo. MORE: Watch “Sunday Night Football” live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)To pull of the mild upset as one-point road underdogs, the Bills will need another impressive performance from Josh Allen. The quarterback has posted a passer rating of 90 or better in three of his last four games, and he has 4 TDs, no INTs and a 119.6 passer rating in his last two starts on the road.Allen’s QB counterpart Sunday night is part of the reason the Steelers have remained in the playoff picture despite their injury-related issues at the position this season. Devlin Hodges earned his third win in his third career start last week, and with a win against Buffalo, Hodges would tie Virgil Carter (four wins in 1968) and Phil Simms (four in 1979) for the third-longest streak of wins by a rookie QB to begin a career in the Super Bowl era (1966-present). Additionally, with a win, Hodges would become the first undrafted rookie quarterback to win each of his first four starts in the common draft era (1967-present).Below is all the info you need to watch Steelers vs. Bills on Sunday night, including the TV channels and kickoff time for the Week 15 game.Who plays on Sunday Night Football tonight?Matchup: Buffalo Bills at Pittsburgh SteelersKickoff time: 8:20 p.m. ETIn our Week 15 NFL picks against the spread and straight-up predictions, Sporting News is split on Sunday night’s Steelers-Bills game. Below are the explanations for each pick.Pick against the spread: Josh Allen and the Bills’ offense were stymied for the most part last week. That’s bad news against the Steelers, who just did a similar number on Kyler Murray. Allen will get sacked a ton and stay in his slump, while the Steelers will ease the burden on Devlin Hodges with more success in the running game. Pittsburgh will become the better AFC wild-card team and keep building on their incredible second-half turnaround. Pick: Steelers win 20-17 and cover the spread.Straight-up prediction: Mike Tomlin is getting coach of the year buzz for good reason considering how he has kept the Steelers on track for an improbable playoff push. Deserving of similar buzz is Sean McDermott, who has the Bills on the verge of 10 wins and legitimately pushing the Patriots in the AFC East standings. These teams are where they are in Week 15 thanks to their defenses, and statistically speaking, Buffalo’s unit has been slightly better. The QB issues will catch up to Pittsburgh, and Josh Allen will put on another impressive showing in front of a national TV audience. That Buffalo has the better rushing offense will help, too. Pick: Bills 23, Steelers 20.MORE: NFL TV coverage map for Week 15What channel is Sunday Night Football on?TV channel (national): NBCTV channel (Pittsburgh): WPXITV channel (Buffalo): WGRZLive stream: fuboTVAs is the case for all “Sunday Night Football” games on NBC this season, Al Michaels will call the Steelers vs. Bills play-by-play action, and Cris Collinsworth will provide analysis. Michele Tafoya will report from the sidelines, and NFL rules analyst Terry McAulay will explain penalties and other officiating rulings throughout the game. Sept. 8Steelers at PatriotsWeek 2Sept. 15Eagles at FalconsWeek 3Sept. 22Rams at BrownsWeek 4Sept. 29Cowboys at SaintsWeek 5Oct. 6Colts at ChiefsWeek 6Oct. 13Steelers at ChargersWeek 7Oct. 20Eagles at CowboysWeek 8Oct. 27Packers at ChiefsWeek 9Nov. 3Patriots at RavensWeek 10Nov. 10Vikings at CowboysWeek 11Nov. 17Bears at RamsWeek 12Nov. 24Packers at 49ersWeek 13Dec. 1Patriots at TexansWeek 14Dec. 8Seahawks at RamsWeek 15Dec. 15Bills at SteelersWeek 16Dec. 22Chiefs at BearsWeek 17Dec. 29TBDcenter_img For those who can’t watch Steelers vs. Bills on TV and wish to find the game on the radio, the Buffalo call can be heard on Sirius channel 81 and XM channel 225, and the Pittsburgh call can be heard on Sirius channel 83 and XM channel 226.MORE: Watch every NFL game and RedZone on DAZN (Canada only)Sunday Night Football TV schedule 2019All “Sunday Night Football” games start at 8:20 p.m. ET.Week 1Sept. 5 (Thur.)Packers at Bearslast_img read more