Dreams Thrive Here: October 19 marks International Credit Union Day

first_imgSince 1948, credit unions, members and communities have celebrated this landmark occasion on the third Thursday of October by reflecting on all the “movement” has contributed to our society.This year’s theme, “Dreams Thrive Here,” points to the important role credit unions continue to play in opening doors – both professional and personal – for people regardless of their financial means.With its origins dating back to the underbanked communities of 1850s Germany, the credit union movement today enjoys an expansive global reach.In fact, the World Council of Credit Unions reports that nearly 69,000 credit unions serve more than 231 million people in 109 countries worldwide. Representing more than $1.7 trillion in assets, these cooperatives bring economic democracy to individuals, businesses and communities alike. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Britney Spears ‘Will Not Perform’ With Dad Jamie in Charge: Lawyer

first_imgIn response, one of Jamie’s lawyers, Vivian Lee Thoreen, brushed off Ingham’s comments as hearsay and claimed that he has prevented Britney, 38, from speaking to Jamie, 68.The hearing was held to determine whether Jamie will remain the co-conservator of Britney’s estate. However, Judge Brenda Penny ultimately decided not to suspend Jamie on Tuesday, saying the matter can be further discussed “down the road.”Britney Spears Dad Jamie Is Out Remains Co-Conservator Her Estate Amid Court BattleBritney Spears and Jamie Spears. Jim Smeal/Shutterstock; ShutterstockJamie was appointed Britney’s conservator in February 2008 after her public breakdown, putting him in charge of her medical and financial decisions, among other powers. He stepped down as conservator of her person in September 2019, citing “personal health reasons,” but remained conservator of her estate.- Advertisement – Britney Spears’ attorney blamed the pop star’s hiatus from the music industry on her father, Jamie Spears, during a court hearing in Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 10.“My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father. She also stated that she will not perform as long as her father is in charge of her career,” Samuel D. Ingham III claimed. “We are really at a crossroads.”- Advertisement – The Crossroads star, who has not released an album in more than four years, announced in January 2019 that she was going on an indefinite work hiatus. She subsequently spent one month in a mental health facility. A source exclusively told Us in August that “there has been significant improvement in Britney’s overall medical treatment plan” since Jamie stepped down as the conservator of her person.Fans have called for the conservatorship to end using the hashtag #FreeBritney on social media. Britney acknowledged the movement for the first time in September, saying in court documents obtained by Us that she “welcomes and appreciates the informed support of her many fans.” In a November 2 Instagram video, she assured her followers that she is “the happiest [she’s] ever been” in her life.The entertainer shares sons Preston, 15, and Jayden, 14, with ex-husband Kevin Federline.With reporting by Marjorie HernandezListen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! The Grammy winner requested to have Jamie removed from the case entirely in August, stating in court documents obtained by Us Weekly that she was “strongly opposed” to his return. In his place, she asked that Jodi Montgomery, the care manager who temporarily took over as conservator of her person, “continue in that role” and that Bessemer Trust Company, a private wealth management firm, oversee her estate.Britney’s attorney Ingham was granted permission in October to hire a law firm to assist in their legal battle against Jamie. In response, the former building contractor argued that bringing additional lawyers onto the case would take away more money from Britney’s multimillion-dollar fortune.Jamie made a case for why he should have remained co-conservator of the estate in court documents filed earlier this month, noting that he managed Britney’s business affairs and assets for years and once saved her from potential financial ruin.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Viral hysteria: Hong Kong panic buying sparks run on toilet paper

first_imgThe footage — and photos of shelves emptied of toilet rolls — sparked a call from the government for the public to halt panic buying. “In response to various rumours recently that there are shortages of goods such as rice and toilet papers, leading to panic buying and even chaos, a government spokesman today expresses regret over the malicious act of spreading rumours when the city is fighting against the disease, and condemns those rumour mongers with evil intentions,” the statement said. While Hong Kong has closed most of its land borders to mainland China, where the coronavirus outbreak began, freight services have not been affected, the government said.”There are sufficient stocks of staple food including rice and pastas. There is no need for the public to worry,” the statement said. Harold Yip, founder of Mil Mill, a Hong Kong-based waste paper recycling company, told AFP they received over 100 enquiries from members of the public about toilet paper on Wednesday alone.RTHK news reported that toilet paper and rice at one supermarket in the district of Wanchai — which had been fully restocked overnight — were cleared within 30 minutes of the store opening on Thursday morning.The supermarket chain Wellcome said rumours of shortages were unfounded. The coronavirus has killed more than 550 people in China since spreading from the central city of Wuhan late last year. Hong Kong now has 21 confirmed infections, including one patient who died.The majority of those infected came from mainland China. But in recent days there has been a spike in carriers with no history of travel to the mainland sparking fears local transmissions were growing.The city’s pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam has faced growing calls to close the border with China, a step she has been reluctant to take saying it would be economically damaging and discriminatory. Her administration has gradually cut the number of land border crossings to just two.On Wednesday, she announced anyone arriving from the Chinese mainland from Saturday would face a mandatory two-week quarantine. While Hong Kong maintains close economic and cultural links to the Chinese mainland, as seething distrust of the authorities in Beijing permeates the city.The 2003 outbreak of the SARS virus, which Beijing initially covered up, killed 299 people in Hong Kong and left lasting psychological scars on the densely populated city.Lam already boasts record-low approval ratings after using riot police to quell seven months of huge and often violent pro-democracy protests. Topics : Panic buyers in Hong Kong have descended on supermarkets to snap up toilet rolls as the government warned that online rumours of shortages were hampering the city’s fight against a deadly coronavirus outbreak.Videos obtained by AFP showed long queues of frantic shoppers packing trolleys with multiple packets of toilet rolls, with some arguments breaking out.Rice and pasta have also become a popular target for panic buying.last_img read more

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Kildare clinch title

first_img Paddy Brophy scored the only goal of the game from a penalty two minutes into the second half. Sean Hurley and Nialll Kelly had helped the Lilywhites to a 0-9 to 0-5 interval lead, but Longford staged a late fightback with scores from mark Hughes and Daniel Mimnagh, yet Kildare held on. Kildare won the Leinster U21 Football Championship with a 1-12 to 0-12 win over Longford at Portlaoise. Press Associationlast_img

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Taylor sought advice from Shearer

first_img The 29-year-old Newcastle utility man turned to the pair, as well as other fellow professionals who had suffered similar misfortune, before asking renowned American knee specialist Richard Steadman to repair the cruciate ligament he ruptured twice in seven months. Now Taylor is working hard to ensure he is in a position to return to pre-season training with his team-mates next month and put his injury nightmare behind him. Press Association He told the Shields Gazette: “I spoke to Michael, Jimmy Bullard, Al and Jamie Redknapp. Because I knew it was such big surgery for me career-wise, I had to make sure it was right. “I spoke to people who had been over there and come back from the same injury. “They gave me the green light – everyone was so positive about the place. I was like, ‘Come on, let’s get over there’.” Taylor’s initial trip to Dr Steadman’s famous Colorado Clinic yielded further bad news when it emerged that he would need two bouts of surgery six months apart to address the problem, meaning an extended spell on the sidelines. That simply compounded a miserable episode in the former Wigan player’s spell on Tyneside. His agony began in August 2012 when, after scoring in the first leg of the Magpies’ UEFA Cup clash with Greek side Atromitos, he suffered his first cruciate injury. That left him facing seven, gruelling months of rehabilitation, which he had negotiated by April last year, only to suffer a recurrence on the training pitch as he prepared for a comeback. Taylor said: “I knew I’d done something, but I tried to convince myself it wasn’t the same injury. “I was trying to remain positive until I had the scan. There was nobody near me in training. There was just one twist. “I had the scan and it didn’t sink in until I came back in. There were tears in the doc’s room. I didn’t know what to do at the time.” center_img Ryan Taylor sought the advice of Alan Shearer and Michael Owen as he looked to bounce back from the knee injury which has cost him almost two years of his career. last_img read more

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Hurling County Championship

first_imgWest Intermidiate Hurling Championship Cashel King Cormacs had 3 points to spare over Lattin Kilcullen , winning 1-13 to 13 points.County Intermidiate Hurling Championship it was a draw between Carrick Davins 1-15 and Drom and Inch 2-12County Intermidiate Hurling Clonkenny had 6 points to spare over Moyle Rovers winning 1-17 to 2-8.last_img

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