PERTH, Australia (AP): Steve Smith and George Bailey scored centuries and shared a 242-run partnership as Australia beat India by five wickets in the series-opening limited-overs international yesterday, reaching the victory target of 310 with four balls to spare. After winning the toss and batting, the visitors posted 309-3 with Rohit Sharma scoring an unbeaten 171 from 163 balls and Virat Kohli contributing 91 to a 207-run second-wicket partnership, surpassing the record 199 for India against Australia held by Sachin Tendulkar and V.V.S. Laxman since 2001. The Indian top-order batsmen dominated an inexperienced Australian attack on the true WACA wicket, with James Faulkner’s 2-60 the pick of the bowling figures. The World Cup champions were in trouble at 2-21 in reply, with Barinda Sran (3-56) removing opener Aaron Finch (8) and David Warner (5) before Smith and Bailey set up the victory with the fourth-highest ODI partnership ever for Australia. Momentum swung after Bailey was given not out after appearing to glove a leg-side catch off Sran to wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on his first ball. With no Decision Review System in play, India had nowhere else to appeal when umpire Richard Kellenborough ruled Bailey not out. STRONG INNINGS He went on to score 112 from 120 balls and was instrumental in helping Smith, who scored 149 from 135 balls before he was dismissed in the last over, take the ascendancy against India’s slow bowlers in the middle overs. The match was all but over when Smith chipped Sran to cover on the first ball of the last over. Mitch Marsh finished unbeaten on 12 and James Faulkner (1) hit the winning run as Australia reached 310-5. Smith, the Australia captain, won the Man of the Match award despite the strong innings from Sharma, who recorded the highest score by a visiting batsman against Australia in Australia.
Quicken Loans Says Supreme Court Decision has No Impact On Company Quicken Loans said the Supreme Court rule on mortgage bankers overtime pay had no effect on their company because it already offers overtime pay to workers, according to an article by the Detroit Free Press.”This ruling will have no effect on how Quicken Loans pays its mortgage bankers,” company spokesman Aaron Emerson said in an email to the newspaper. Adding later that, “Quicken Loans offers its mortgage banking professionals a salary, overtime and bonus pay.”Quicken has been involved in several lawsuits involving overtime pay for its mortgage workers, including a class-action federal suit brought by 400 former employees that the company won in 2011. In that case, a federal jury ruled that the Quicken employees did not qualify for overtime pay because the federal rules in effect during their time at the company didn’t require it, according to the Detroit Free Press.However, Quicken isn’t the only organization with lawsuits regarding overtime pay for employees. Principal Financial, Bank of Blue Valley, NovaStar, First Franklin, Premier Bank, Open Door Lending, Texas Capital, and National City Mortgage have all settled cases involving lack of overtime pay for loan mortgage originators. A suit brought against Wells Fargo in 2006 sought three years of overtime pay for loan originators and processors at the bank. According to the suit, mortgage bankers typically work an excess of 40 hours a week and rack up a substantial amount of overtime pay.The Supreme Court case decision on the case brought by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) overturned a previous decision by the Federal District Court that held mortgage loan officers under administrative exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, making them ineligible for overtime pay. Share March 10, 2015 489 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Origination mortgage bankers overtime pay Quicken Loans 2015-03-10 Samantha Guzman