7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a New York City credit union that challenged the appointment of Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the CFPB.U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe ruled on Friday that the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union did not have standing to challenge the appointment.“The mere fact that the plaintiff is regulated by the CFPB does not confer standing to bring this suit,” the judge ruled, adding that the credit union was relying on a “fear-based theory” to challenge the appointment.The credit union filed the suit contending that President Trump’s appointment of Mulvaney, an outspoken critic of the CFPB, as interim director was illegal. continue reading »
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THE Police football club will once again meet Western Tigers in the final of a football tournament, this time the Limacol round robin/knockout football tournament final billed for Saturday at the GFC ground, Bourda.The Police clinched their spot in the final through a 2-1 win against Winners Connection FC.Winners hadn’t a chance to impose their physical style of play as they were oftentimes overwhelmed by the sheer pace of the Police attack.This pace ensured they scored first through Junior Gordon in the 25th minute; leaving the Linden side behind the proverbial eight-ball.The Linden side tried hard but could not find the breakthrough in the first half, but eventually slotted home in the 68th through Allon Garrett.This led to Police picking up the pace for more frequent raids on their opponents and eventually took the lead again in the 85th minute.A cross from the left side of the box fell neatly at the feet of Lerone Charles whose first time finish left the goalkeeper helpless to even scratch a save.Game two saw crowd favourites Western Tigers play against the Santos line-up with the former winners a 3-2 firecracker.Santos as usual looked to capitalise on the Western Tigers’ ‘grooving-in’ period to produce the spark and it paid off, as Ryan October eventually assumed the lead in the 26th minute.Devon Millington did not allow that lead to stand into the break and utilising his skills, brought the game back level after collecting an expertly sent through ball to beat the keeper.An own goal on the part of Western gave Santos the lead once more in the 52nd minute but not for long as Millington returned to bring the game level just two minutes later.Then four minutes later, he slotted home his third for the winners to ensure that the Western Tigers scoop up the second spot.In Saturday night’s final Santos will play Winners Connection in the third-place game from 18:30hrs.
One side trip worth considering: What if the Angels were so intrigued/remorseful with having Howie Kendrick return to second base — just as the Dodgers are about to activate Hector Olivera, someone they could plop down at 3B and move Justin Turner to 2B? Could a Kendrick-for-Andrew Heaney swap work — again?Maybe it’s too far-out for Farhan Zaidi. And Bill Stoneman isn’t going to lose that rock-and-a-hard-place stare. But does all this depend on whether the departed Jerry Dipoto runs all the numbers from Arte Moreno’s mother-in-law house before any of this gets to the next level of discussion?• Now that there’s FCC approval of a DirecTV and AT&T merger, where on the “to-do” list is getting the Dodgers’ SportsNet L.A. channel and the Pac-12 Network on the dish service that continues to market itself as the premier landing spot for sports fans? Much sooner for the later, since AT&T is a conference corporate sponsor. More haggling with the former, as our business insiders tell us, and it will likely mean a nasty jump in that monthly statement after all that waiting.Or put it this way: It should happen before the next Greinke child arrives.• Nice of the Angels to give Huston Street a dousing of precious tap water from the dugout bucket the other night after his 300th career save – considering less than one-fifth of them came for the franchise.Does it make anyone else wonder why Angels ever had to go down this road with Street, a 31-year-old finesse pitcher? What would life have been like today if 2002 playoff lifesaver and now 33-year-old hardballer Francisco “K-Rod” Rodriguez stuck around for all of his 369 career saves spanning the last 14 seasons, including back-to-back All-Star appearances with Milwaukee?• It was jokingly suggested now that Fernando Valenzuela has become Americanized, the Dodgers can officially retire No. 34.That did not come from Donald Trump.The Dodgers’ longtime position on this – which can obviously be changed with the current ownership group – is only retire players’ numbers who are in the Hall of Fame (with an exception to the late Jim Gilliam’s No. 19, which was somewhat of an overreaction to an unfortunate situation).So considering what’s happening in Cooperstown this weekend, does that imply that Joe Torre’s No. 6 and Pedro Martinez’s No. 45 get taken off the Dodgers’ distribution list before they even revisit the value of a Valenzuela tribute?• At what stage of this Tour de France does Lance Armstrong finally show up with a card table near the Eiffel Tower signing baseballs?• The Lakers’ attempt to inspire newly acquired center Roy Hibbert begins by shackling him with Andrew Bynum’s old No. 17?• The Riviera Country Club, with all its golfing mythos, is apparently so lacking in the “operational capabilities” needed to handle a U.S. Open, according to USGA vice president and championship committee chairman Diana Murphy, it simply gets passed over for the available 2023 major.The Los Angeles Country Club, which has this obscenely expensive and expansive backyard infrastructure that allows frolicking by its well-to-do members who’ve famously rejected applicants from all kinds of races, creeds and colors, is given the nod instead.The USGA turns its back on “Hogan’s Alley” and partners up with “Hatred Valley” instead?• For those old souls partial to the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star high top – can we size you up for a new, improved version?The shoe brand that came out in 1917, disappeared for a point when non-supportive canvas became obsolete, came back as a nonconformist kick and then got bought up by Nike, plans a relaunch next week. The classic exterior won’t be messed with, but all that inside will be upgraded with a new high-tech cushion insole.Kind of like what USC wants to do with the L.A. Coliseum?• What kind of world are we living in if Hulk Hogan can’t be associated with the high morals of the WWE any longer?• The Electronic Sports League, the world’s largest video game organization based in Germany, says it is partnering with the World Anti-Doping Agency to put together a drug testing program for its competitors. It’s because one of its star “players” competing in a $250,000 tournament recently in Poland boasted of taking the psychostimulant Adderall – that ADHD medication already banned by all major sports leagues.Pretty depressing, eh? Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error It’s not OK to keep using the OKC as an ATM machine for the Dodgers’ starting rotation. Dodging another one-and-done situation with the Triple-A SWAT Unit, the Dodgers show desperation now in finding another arm or three for this rotating starting rotation.Kershaw and Greinke and everyone gets cranky. Particularly during this pregnant pause in Greinke’s childish pursuit of zero tolerance. Planned parenthood can be a no-win situation.And holy halo, the Angels are mighty desperate for some outfield help, preferably with some power. Because Vernon Wells ain’t walking through that door.The team has a depth chart up on its website. It lists Cowgill, Joyce, Robertson and Kubitza. It reads like a Pacoima law firm that represents slip-and-fall victims. By gosh, Josh Hamilton even feels lousy about it. Before the two Los Angeles of Los Angeles rivals meet next week at Dodger Stadium, knowing full well the non-waiver trade deadline is hours before that Friday first pitch, wouldn’t one of these following scenarios resolve everyone’s riddled rosters in a quick and quiet manner?Start with pointing Scott Van Slyke toward the visitor’s dugout (as the Dodgers once did with Juan Uribe), allow Mike Scioscia to check his abacus, and then reciprocate with Matt Shoemaker. It’s beard for beard.And no worries, SVS. They’ll do a bobblehead up for you come playoff time.But look, there’s more: Carl Crawford for C.J. Wilson. As long as their massive overvalued salaries work for all the accountants and sabermetricians needed here.Let’s really go outside the boundaries: Yasiel Puig for … the Dodgers have no trade embargos with Cuban players now, right? Let’s have Mike Butcher finish that sentence. (And what’s keeping the Angels from hiring Bud Black back as their pitching coach?)