6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In this episode, we talk with two credit unions who have held an annual “kids day” or “youth day” for children in their communities. These are free events for families to attend, attracting hundreds of people. The events encourage savings, new memberships, engagement with community partners, along with financial education, fun, games and much more.For more information, you’ll hear from MSU Federal Credit Union in Michigan and Bear Paw Credit Union in Montana. They share details of their respective events and what they’ve learned over the years.“It’s really fun to see how much excitement and joy the kids are having and to know that the credit union was a part of making even a few hours of that child’s day just great.”- Deidra Davis, MSU FCU continue reading »
The British and Irish Lions concluded their midweek tour schedule in Australia with a comprehensive 35-0 victory over the Melbourne Rebels at AAMI Park. Fly-half Owen Farrell kicked three conversions and Stuart Hogg landed two as they kept an outgunned Rebels side scoreless. Barely 24 hours after talismanic Ireland lock Paul O’Connell was ruled out of the tour due to a broken arm, Gatland will have been encouraged by second rows Ian Evans and Richie Gray being prominent influences throughout. And Toby Faletau kept the pressure on current Test number eight Jamie Heaslip with arguably his most complete contribution Down Under. It was a vastly-improved effort on last Tuesday’s 14-12 loss to the Brumbies in Canberra, when the Lions barely fired a shot in anger, but there was a determined and driven streak about them this time around. Lions captain Dan Lydiate told Sky Sports 1 afterwards: “We definitely had to up our game coming here and we wanted to get the result and keep the momentum going for the weekend. “It’s a massive game for us this weekend and a few of the boys are putting their hands up for selection. A lot of boys missed out on selection last weekend so they really wanted to take their chance tonight. “The main thing was to play well as a team but also to play well as an individual and put yourself forward for selection. All credit to the boys and to the Rebels boys, they certainly gave us a good game.” Press Association And a handful of players – led by blockbusting England centre Manu Tuilagi – enhanced their claims to feature in coach Warren Gatland’s matchday 23 for next Saturday’s second Test against the Wallabies. Flanker Sean O’Brien – another star performer – scrum-half Conor Murray, his replacement Ben Youngs and wing Sean Maitland all scored tries, while there was a second-half penalty try that underlined the Lions’ forward dominance. read more
Webber, who produced, wrote and directed her film, spoke about the importance of including a story of sexual assault in this year’s lineup. The theme of this year’s festival is “defining blackness.” CBCSA Assistant Director Theo Fowles said he created the festival last year in honor of the center’s 40th anniversary. The Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs is kicking off Black History Month Friday evening with F.R.O. Fest, which stands for “Films Reflecting Ourselves.” The festival is the second annual student film screening hosted by CBCSA at the Fisher Museum of Art. “Having learned recently about all the allegations, I felt charged to continue the conversation and raise awareness about sexual assault,” Webber said. “In the film, it sort of explores how she is offered a settlement as well, and she has to grapple with taking it as a way to … erase the damage that has been done to her.” Rhayme Spencer, a senior majoring in theatre, will be one of the co-hosts, along with Saphia Jackson, a senior majoring in public policy. Spencer, who is pursuing a cinematic arts minor, said he asked to host after Fowles approached him for help with the festival. “I felt like her message [was] so powerful that it needed a visual component to it,” Devons said. “As a [School of Cinematic Arts] alum, I thought [F.R.O. Fest] would be an amazing opportunity for us to highlight … students of color, specifically black students that were writing, directing and producing here on campus,” Fowles said. Fowles said the festival received an increased number of submissions from last year, and he hopes F.R.O. Fest continues to grow. He said next year, submissions may open up to recent alumni in addition to current students. “It’s always nice to see people of color on screen doing literally anything,” Spencer said. “I think it’s nice to have this festival, so people who show up and watch these films can relate to something.” “We will have one representative from each film to talk about the process and how much work and dedication … went into every single project,” Spencer said. “[We want to] open … a dialogue between creators and the audience.” “What I want people to consistently get … through F.R.O. Fest is that blackness looks different ways to different people,” Fowles said. “It’s oftentimes what people don’t expect it to be … so I wanted to be able to highlight those stories … through film.” Jabree Webber, a third-year graduate student studying cinematic arts, film and television production, is one of this year’s filmmakers. Her film, “It Happened One Night,” follows the story of a woman who has been sexually assaulted in a future where Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion rights case, has been overturned. Fowles said CBCSA received 12 film submissions this year. Six films spanning a variety of topics from gang rivalries to online dating were named “official selections,” and four other films received honorable mentions. Following a presentation of the six films, audience members will have an opportunity to hear from the creators in a panel discussion hosted by two students. “As a black woman, I feel like we are often not included in the conversation when it comes to assault,” Webber said. “I really think that this film is important to include … It shows us being vulnerable.” Brianna Devons, a junior majoring in communication, co-wrote and directed a music video to “Fireworks in Tha Hood,” a 2015 song by singer and rapper Ventage about her experience growing up in Inglewood. The short film explores the rivalry between the Bloods and Crips gangs, set in a hunter-gatherer-like society in the woods. Devons, who is currently in Rome and unable to attend the festival, said she hopes F.R.O. Fest will bring the USC community together. Last year’s panel, hosted by then-senior Tyreece Santana, discussed the creative processes and themes of the five films chosen for F.R.O Fest. (Photo courtesy of Theo Fowles/CBCSA) “I feel like at USC … there’s a secondary space for the black community,” Devons said. “Hopefully the people that attend the festival will not just be black people, but people that are interested in hearing these stories.” This story is part of the Daily Trojan’s special coverage for Black History Month. It will run periodically throughout February. Webber said she was inspired to make the film after she heard about sexual misconduct allegations against former campus gynecologist George Tyndall. She said she set a budget of $2,500 for the film because that was the minimum amount allocated to former patients of Tyndall’s in the University’s $215 million settlement last October. Spencer said he also helped select this year’s films, which cover a variety of styles, from feature-length shorts to music videos. He said he thinks the festival is an important platform for black creators to see their work recognized, especially during awards season. read more
Share on: WhatsApp Liverpool fans in SydneyLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger’s side will be consigned to the indignity of Thursday nights in the unglamourous Europa League next term. Despite winning seven of their last eight games, Arsenal are in fifth place, one point behind Liverpool and three adrift of City.Rocked by Arsenal’s failure to live up to his expectations, and with a succession of former players questioning his methods, Wenger has been under fire like never before in his 21-year reign.As if finishing below arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur for the first time in 22 years wasn’t bad enough, Wenger’s bid to lead Arsenal into the Champions League for a 20th successive season has ended dismally.To make matters worse, his former captain Tony Adams said Wenger “couldn’t coach his way out of a paper bag” in an extract from his autobiography “Sober”, serialised in the Sun newspaper.Wenger, however, brushed off the criticism from former defender Adams, whose coaching tenure at Granada has ended in relegation from La Liga in Spain.Having refused to confirm if he will accept Arsenal’s offer of a new contract, the 67-year-old Wenger said this week said his future will be settled when he meets the club’s powerbrokers after the Gunners’ FA Cup final date with Chelsea on May 27. That’s the end of our @premierleague season. Three points today but it’s not enough to secure a top-four finish.#AFCvEFC pic.twitter.com/oGKoQnwKG9— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 21, 2017 read more
SalahJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Liverpool trio Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita are among 34 nominees named Friday for the 2018 African Player of the Year award.Egyptian Salah won the award last year after scoring 44 goals in all competitions during his first season at Anfield.Senegalese Mane has been in outstanding form for Liverpool this season while Guinean Keita adapts to English football after a mid-year move from German Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig.A couple of previous African Player of the Year winners, Algerian Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City and Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal, are other contenders.Nigerian Alex Iwobi, Senegalese Idrissa Gueye and Ivorian Wilfried Zaha complete the list of nominees who play in the Premier League. History-making French coaches Nicolas Dupuis and Corentin Martins are among 10 nominations for the best coach award.Dupuis has qualified Madagaascar for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time and Martins achieved a similar feat with Mauritania.Madagascar and Mauritania are contenders for the national team award with Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe.Award winners will be announced on January 8 at a ceremony in Dakar.dl/cwShare on: WhatsApp read more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down more than 500 points in early trading on Wall Street. The trade war between the United States and China is heating up after President Trump announced last week the U.S. would impose a ten-percent tariff on 300-billion-dollars worth of Chinese imports.China has now allowed its currency to fall to its lowest level against the dollar in more than a decade.Shares of Boeing and Caterpillar are both lower by about two-percent as each company does business overseas.The Nasdaq is down more than 200 points and the S&P 500 is down around 60 points.