ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr My 15 ½ year old son, Joe, has started cutting the grass more regularly. The key part of the sentence is 15 ½ year old because that means he’s not too far away from getting a driver’s license. And that means he’s thinking about a car which means he’s thinking about where he’s gonna get money from to pay for gas. And he’s wondering how much of the car he’s going to have to pay for if he gets his own set of wheels.I’ve told him he can drive the 8 year old mini van all he wants but he’s not overly excited about that. Maybe it’s because I’ve also told him I was going to paint “Mom’s Taxi” in big pink letters on the side of the van. So we’ve been negotiating the price per lawn cut, and he wants me to teach him how to use the electric edger so he can get a few more dollars per week.Ten years or so from now, it might be a different conversation. It might be about how mom & dad are going to help with buying his first home. The mortgage lender LoanDepot recently completed a study and released a report that identifies a growing trend of parents helping their children purchase their first home.What does this mean for Credit Unions wanting to be memberlicious? continue reading »
With privately insured credit unions that meet certain requirements eligible to join the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) program starting July 5, CUNA has developed a final rule analysis with an overview of new requirements. The FHLB program serves as a low-cost source of liquidity for financial institutions.Federally insured depository institutions, including state and federally chartered credit unions whose member accounts are insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, have been eligible for FHLB membership since 1989.The final rule imposes several new eligibility requirements. The credit union must:Be duly organized under Federal or state law; continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The August edition of PYMNTS Credit Union Tracker is now available. A monthly publication powered by CO-OP, the Tracker brings credit unions news and insights on the most significant partnerships, innovations and regulatory developments reshaping the industry.According to this month’s Tracker, there are more than 111 million credit union members today, capital at credit unions topped $145.5 billion in June of this year, and the industry will continue to grow at 2.4 percent in 2018.Yet as healthy as our movement is, the future success of credit unions will be built around a different paradigm than in the past, one in which digital touchpoints increasingly define the member experience.Stepping Out of Our Comfort ZoneThe Tracker’s August edition explores this challenge in a one-on-one interview with Brian Ziff-Levine, senior director of cards and payments for Mountain View Calif.-based First Tech Federal Credit Union. Serving 400,000 members throughout Silicon Valley, First Tech understands well what it takes to keep pace with advances in fintech. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The country’s biggest mosque, Istiqlal, is to hold a virtual grand takbiran event to celebrate Idul Fitri as it will not be hosting any mass gathering, including congregational prayers, to mark the end of Ramadan amid the pandemic. The takbiran, which contains a recital of Allahu Akbar (God is great), is traditionally held on the eve of Idul Fitri at mosques and on the streets involving tens to hundreds of people. This year, however, Istiqlal Mosque’s management is to hold the virtual takbiran in a less festive way, airing it on its YouTube channel and state-run television broadcasting network TVRI.”This year’s takbir akbar will be held virtually. Only a limited number of people are allowed to recite the takbir [at the mosque] to comply with the recommended health protocols,” Istiqlal Mosque spokesperson Abu Hurairah Abdulsalam said on Friday, as quoted by kompas.com. Read also: MUI, Muhammadiyah advise public to hold Idul Fitri prayers at home during pandemicThere would only be five people in the mosque during the takbir, he added.Idul Fitri messages from President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, Vice President Maruf Amin as well as several ministers are also to be conducted virtually during the event. “It can be accessed via Istiqlal’s YouTube account and state broadcasting company TVRI. The government announced on Friday that the first day of Syawal month, which marks the Idul Fitri celebration, would fall on Sunday. (vny)Topics :
MedalNameGamesSportEvent 1974 Christchurch243910 1982 Brisbane030318 Uganda medals Commonwealth games SilverRuth Kyalisima1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdles SilverMohamed Kayongo2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Welterweight GoldBenson Masanda1970 EdinburghBoxingHeavyweight GoldGeorge Oywello1962 PerthBoxingHeavyweight 1994 Victoria002224 1966 Kingston001119 Total1315214918 GoldMohamed Muruli1974 ChristchurchBoxingWelterweight GoldMohamed Muruli1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Welterweight GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2014 GlasgowAthletics10,000 metres 1990 Auckland202411 1954 Vancouver010114 SilverPatrick Etolu1954 VancouverAthleticsHigh Jump 2006 Melbourne201315 SilverShadrack Odhiambo1974 ChristchurchBoxingFeatherweight SilverVictor Byarugaba1982 BrisbaneBoxingLight Middleweight GoldBoniface Kiprop2006 MelbourneAthletics10,000 metres 2014 Glasgow104518 Uganda’s Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei celebrates winning the athletic’s men’s 5000m final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 8, 2018. AFP PHOTO Share on: WhatsApp SilverAli Rojo1974 ChristchurchBoxingBantamweight SilverKesi Odongo1962 PerthBoxingLightweight GoldGodfrey Nyakana1990 AucklandBoxingLightweight (– 60 kg) GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotalRank GoldDorcus Inzikuru2006 MelbourneAthletics3000m Steeplechase SilverJoseph Lubega2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Heavyweight GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics5,000 metres 1970 Edinburgh33179 GoldJames Odwori1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Flyweight Tweets about #GC2018 uganda GoldAyub Kalule1974 ChristchurchBoxingLightweight 5000m Cheptegei GOLD ??GC2018athletics Gold Coast, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s long distance ace Joshua Cheptegei has won the 5000m gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.After a slow start, 21-year-old Cheptegei took charge of the race in the last 5 of 12.5 laps, finishing powerfully in 13:50.83 for his first gold at senior level. It is also Uganda’s first gold at the Gold Coast Games.Canada’s Mohammed Ahmed challenged Cheptegei in the final lap but could only hold on for silver, in 13:52.78. Kenyan teenager Edward Zakayo got bronze in 13:54.06 with Uganda’s Thomas Ayeko coming fourth in 13:54.78. Phillip Kipyeko finished 6thCheptegei has been in formidable form since winning 10,000m silver at the World Championships last year. In the past 6 months, he has run the world’s second fastest 15k race ever at the Seven Hills Race Zevenheuvelenloop in Nijmegen, The Netherlands in November and dominated all the cross-country races he participated in this year.Uganda’s history at Commonwealth games GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics10,000 metres SilverJames Odwori1974 ChristchurchBoxingLight Flyweight 1958 Cardiff010117 SilverLeo Rwabwogo1970 EdinburghBoxingFlyweight GoldJustin Juuko1990 AucklandBoxingLight Flyweight (– 48 kg) 1998 Kuala Lumpur001132 RELATED STORY 2002 Manchester020230 SilverSilver Ayoo1974 ChristchurchAthletics400 metres 2010 Delhi200218 SilverWilliam Koskei1970 EdinburghAthletics400 metres hurdles 1962 Perth114611 SilverThomas Kawere1958 CardiffBoxingWelterweight SilverDeogratias Musoke1970 EdinburghBoxingFeatherweight SilverPeter Rwamuhanda1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdles
Five players have been selected for the England team which will defend the Girls’ Home International title at Lanark, Scotland, from 5-7 August. They will be joined by three more players who will be picked at the end of next week’s English girls’ championships at Sheringham and Royal Cromer in Norfolk. The whole team will travel together, flying to Scotland on Sunday, 2 August. They will target England’s eighth consecutive win the championship. The five players already selected are Emma Allen of Hampshire, Annabel Bailey of Leicestershire, Sammy Fuller of Surrey, Hollie Muse of Lancashire and Lizzie Prior of Surrey. All five represented England in the recent European girls’ team championship and Allen, Muse and Prior were in last year’s winning team at the Girls’ Home Internationals. The players: Emma Allen, 18, (Meon Valley) was 14th at the recent English women’s amateur championship and won the girls’ title at the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. Annabel Bailey, 16, (Kirby Muxloe) was runner-up at the 2014 English girls’ championship and tied 10th in the 2015 Helen Holm Scottish strokeplay. Sammy Fuller, 16, (Roehampton) tied for the Irish U18 stroke play, but lost a title play-off. She was 16th in the English women’s amateur where she shot 66 in the first round. Hollie Muse, 15, (West Lancashire) helped England beat Spain in the mixed international and has won the Scottish U16 championship and The Leveret and was third in the St Rule Trophy. Lizzie Prior, 17, (Burhill) was joint runner-up in the English women’s amateur and has won the Fairhaven Trophies and the Critchley Salver this season. She also tied second in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. 22 Jul 2015 Five selected for England title defence
By Muriel J. SmithRED BANK – Let the governments of the United States and Cuba quibble and argue over their policies, but two volleyball players from Red Bank Catholic High School took positive action last week and demonstrated to Cuban teenagers just how friendly Americans really are.Junior Catherine Curtin of Atlantic Highlands and senior Ava Zockoll of Bay Head spent a week in Havana, traveling with parents Dan and Tricia Curtin and Nancy Zockoll, under the auspices of Cuba Educational Travel, to bring GUEST – the Girls Universal Empowerment Sports Tour – to this third world country which suffers as much poverty and need as many other nations where assistance programs are already in place.It was Catherine’s idea to bring friendship, knowledge, and the start of an easy camaraderie among young people in the largest city of a country 90 miles off the U.S. Southern border. “I was fortunate enough to travel with my parents to Cambodia several years ago,” Catherine said, “and the sight of the poverty there has remained with me since then. I wanted to do something to help someone less fortunate than us, and with Cuba just opening for American visitors again, I thought that would be the perfect place.”Pavel Garcia of Barrio Habana (center, green shirt) accompanied the group to the nightly cannon firing at Morro Fortress. Volleyball coach Reyneer (far left) and Muriel Smith (blue shirt) also joined the entourage.Catherine also knew that as popular as volleyball is in the United States, it’s even more so in other countries. So, with the help of her parents, Catherine contacted the American Embassy in Cuba who put her in touch with Cuba Educational Travel and GUEST, Catherine’s newly formed group, was launched.Catherine’s teammate senior Ava Zockoll, captain of the RBC girls’ team who also plays for Central Jersey Volleyball Academy, and a seasoned traveler herself, was ready, willing and able to take on the challenge of bringing American friendship to Cuba.Cuba Educational Travel put them in touch with Pavel Garcia Valdes and his wife Sandra Sotolongo Iglesias of Proyecto Comunitario Barrio Habana. The couple work tirelessly on the streets of Havana to give a better life to people of all ages. Pavel is as comfortable and efficient encouraging a group of teens on the street through the educational and social aspects of improving their lives as he is trying to find enough drinking water to keep a day care center open so senior citizens can enjoy the friendship and social benefits of others of all ages.All good things must come to an end – Curtin and Zockoll felt the new friendships they formed made a positive impact on their counterparts’ opinion of the U.S. On the last day, there were tears and promises of return visits.The American teens came to Cuba armed with gifts for their soon-to-be friends – volleyball nets, kneepads, volleyballs, game shirts in two colors for opposing team play, as well as open hearts and huge smiles. They left the comfort of air-conditioned gyms and well-polished courts and quickly adjusted to old, cracked concrete outdoor courts with boundary lines faded by the hot sun. All play was wrapped up by noon on any day when afternoon temps went well into the mid-90s.Volleyball, the warm-ups and exercises are all international, so not knowing the language did not present a disadvantage. What were shy exchanges of broken English and Spanish on the first day turned to laughs and friendly handshakes on the next, and later genuine laughter and friendship. On the last day, there were tears when they said their goodbyes amid promises of return visits.“If you can help people in one way, such as by sharing a sport, then you can connect on another level,” Catherine explained. She was surprised at the English speaking skills – however limited – that many of the girls had, and loved the welcoming attitude they exuded from the very first day.Ava agreed, pointing out that one of the reasons she wanted the experience was to be absorbed in another culture and help people with fewer opportunities than she herself has. She was surprised the Cuban teens did not appear to be as poverty-stricken as she had heard they were, and was impressed not only by the quality of the coaches but also their intensity and excellence in training the girls. Both teens commented on how polite, courteous, and well-mannered their Cuban counterparts were.Afternoons were spent with Pavel and an Educational Travel rep who took the American visitors through a series of cultural and educational experiences including a visit to a senior care center where the oldest client at 102, walks from his home on the third floor of a once well-maintained apartment the few blocks to the center where he can enjoy games, friendship, song and meals with other older Cubans. The group also visited a third floor walk-up apartment of a husband and wife renowned for their hip-hop music in clubs and cabarets across the country. The couple, who are black, were eager to speak about racism and said they both believe strongly it exists in Cuba.There was also a visit with Edel Bordon and his wife, Marina, and their children Pablo and Lucy. One of the finest artists in the country, Edel teaches art in his large and elegant 10th floor apartment overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, a home filled with the artwork of both Bardon and his students, as well as the photography of son Pablo.In between, there was a salsa dance lesson and a visit to Morro Castle where they experienced the nightly cannon firing by Cuban soldiers, dressed in colonial garb which dates back to the Spanish rule of the 17th century. Citizens set their watches by this 9 p.m. ritual, which commemorates the centuries when the cannon was fired each evening to tell residents to hurry behind the protective walls of the fortress before the gates were locked against marauders, pirates, and other evils.Although trips to private homes and historic sites were all planned by Cuba Educational Travel, the group could go their own way individually or together in the afternoons and evenings. Even with the limited experience, both Catherine and Ava felt they had made new friendships and had a positive effect on their counterparts’ opinion of the United States.Ava felt the best gift she left behind was showing the Cuban students they too can meet and interact with people they have never met in a positive way. Catherine agreed, and felt she also had given her new friends a better understanding of the American people.
The rink included Al May, Kelli May, Grant McKen and Heather McKen.In the C event, the Rick Cutler foursome took home bragging rights and the Kootenay Glass title.Cutler was joined by Deanna Cowden, Marlo Tedesco and Jamie Tedsco.In the D event, Erin May, Graham Jamin, Francois Laurent and Jude Stralak captured the Nelson Home Hardware trophy.The bonspiel attracted 22 teams from the host Nelson club along with rinks from Castlegar, Kaslo and Spokane.The games started Friday night and continued until the finals on Sunday afternoon. The Barry Marsh rink came away as the big winner at the Nelson Mixed Valnetine’s Bonspiel Sunday at the Heritage City Club.Marsh, John Rampone, Tammy Avis and Laurie Bagshaw won the Remax A event crown, sponsored by Glen Darough at Remax.In the B event, the May/McKen rink outlasted the field to claim the Sears Nelson Trophy.
The winning woes, scoring woes . . . and every other conceivable woe continue to plague the Nelson Leafs hockey club.Columbia Valley Rockies skated into the NDCC Arena Saturday night, leaving with a 5-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Leafs. The loss, Nelson’s fourth straight and 11th in the past 14 games, dropped the Leafs into fourth spot in Murdoch Division standings.Grand Forks Border Bruins leapfrogged over the Leafs after stopping visiting Spokane Braves 8-3 Thursday in the Boundary City.Ray St. Jean, Doan Smith, Colton Sandboe, Kellen Marchand and Luke Bellerose score for the Rockies.Koleton Nelson and Brendan Smith replied for the Leafs.Nelson returns to action Tuesday in Grand Forks with a game against the Border Bruins.