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Traveling the world to support credit unions

first_img continue reading » Lois Kitsch loves credit unions, and she travels around the world supporting them—even to Afghanistan.“I love credit unions because I see them as a vehicle for change to help families grow, not only financially, but spiritually and emotionally,” she tells the CUNA News Podcast. “A family who isn’t worried about money can focus on things that are really important in life: children, health, and community.”Kitsch directs a number of programs for the National Credit Union Foundation including Real Solutions, which helps credit unions serve financially underserved consumers.She also facilitates the Foundation’s popular Credit Union Development Education (DE) Program, which provides critical lessons in cooperative principles, credit union philosophy, and international development while incorporating challenges credit unions face today.Kitsch has also focused on international development projects during her career with the World Council of Credit Unions. Those projects have aimed to build financial capability through cooperatives in some of the world’s poorest areas, including the Philippines, Afghanistan, and Africa. 27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

India, China seek to ‘peacefully resolve’ border face-off

first_img“Both sides agreed to peacefully resolve the situation in the border areas in accordance with various bilateral agreements,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.The ministry added that the commanders agreed an “early resolution” was “essential” for bilateral relations between the world’s two most-populous nations.”Accordingly, the two sides will continue the military and diplomatic engagements to resolve the situation and to ensure peace and tranquility in the border areas,” the statement said.There have been numerous face-offs and brawls between Chinese and Indian soldiers at the frontier, but they have become more frequent in recent years. India and China have agreed to “peacefully resolve” a latest border flare-up that has heightened tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors, New Delhi said Sunday, after a high-level meeting between army commanders.Tensions have flared in recent weeks between the two regional powers over their 3,500-kilometer frontier, which has never been properly demarcated.Thousands of troops from both countries are involved in the face-off concentrated in India’s Ladakh region, just opposite Tibet. On May 9, several Indian and Chinese soldiers were injured in a high-altitude cross-border clash involving fists and stone-throwing in Sikkim state.Indian officials said that within days, Chinese troops encroached over the demarcation line in the Ladakh region, further to the west.India moved extra troops to positions opposite.The talks, which took place in the Chushul-Moldo region between the two commanders, is believed to be the highest-level meeting since the Sikkim exchange.India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have sought to ease the tensions at summits over the past two years when they agreed to boost border communications between their militaries.Topics :last_img read more

Eagles Continue Impressive Show in FIFA Ranking

first_imgBrazil climbs to the summit for the first time in seven yearsDuro IkhazuagbeSuper Eagles continued their impressive ratings under Gernot Rohr’s watch as Nigeria stepped up one place from 41st to 40th spot in the latest FIFA Rankings released thursday.Rohr’s men who have played five games, pulling a draw against Senegal in the FIFA window in London last fortnight, are fifth best in the African ranking. The other game that would have further soared Eagles standing was against Burkina Faso in London but unfortunately didn’t hold due to visa problems for the Stallions. The Pharaohs of Egypt, are leading the continental ranking with Senegal and Cameroon occupying the second and third places respectively with Burkina Faso in the fourth place.Congo DR is sixth while Tunisia, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Morocco complete the list of Africa’s Top ten football nations.Of the African lot, the Burkinabes have made the most impressions in recent times. The Stallions who are ranked 36th globally recently defeated Ghana in the Match for Third Place at the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon to earn their stripes. The result was viewed as something of a surprise, given that they had been eliminated at the group stage of the continental fiesta back in 2015.In the earlier stages of Gabon 2017, Burkina Faso got the better of Guinea-Bissau (2-0), Tunisia (1-0) and Ghana (1-0), and drew with hosts Gabon (1-1) and eventual winners Cameroon (1-1).At the global level, five-times world champions Brazil have returned to what they will consider their rightful place at the top of the FIFA rankings for the first time in seven years.The Brazilians have enjoyed an impressive revival since Tite replaced Dunga as their national team coach last year, winning all nine matches they have played under his leadership including eight World Cup qualifiers.They continued their run in March with a 4-1 win in Uruguay and 3-0 win over Paraguay to become the first side to book their place at next year’s World Cup in Russia with four games to spare.Brazil, who replaced arch-rivals Argentina at the top, previously led the rankings going into the 2010 World Cup where they were eliminated by the Netherlands in the quarterfinals.In second place of the global ranking is Argentina with 2014 World Cup winners Germany in the third place.Chile is occupying the fourth place with Colombia, France, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland and Spain making up the world’s top ten ranking respectively.AFRICA TOP 101. Egypt2. Senegal3. Cameroon4. Burkina Faso5. Nigeria6. Congo DR7. Tunisia8. Ghana9. Cote d’Ivoire10. MoroccoShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

England Secures 2 – 0 Win over Sweden, Qualifies for Semi-finals

first_imgTwenty-eight years after its last appearance in the semi- final of the world cup, the Three Lions of England booked their place in the last four of Russia 2018 with a 2 – 0 win over Sweden.Harry Maguire and Dele Alli were the goal heroes as England saw off Sweden to make the World Cup semi-finals.The Leicester defender powered in a header from a corner after half an hour to make fans across the country back home delirious. Alli buried another header in the 59th minute to make it 2-0 as England continued to dominate.Gareth Southgate’s men were also indebted to Everton keeper Jordan Pickford who pulled off a string of superb saves to preserve the Three Lions’ lead.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img

All set for JN Heroes In Action Run/Walk

first_imgThe 2016 renewal of the Jamaica National Building Society (JN) Foundation Heroes in Action Run/Walk will take place on Sunday in Falmouth, Trelawny.Usain Bolt, who, through the Usain Bolt Foundation, was a partner of the inaugural staging of the event in 2015, has again thrown his weight behind the event.”I am a solid supporter of initiatives that benefit and empower the people of my hometown, and I am particularly pleased that this event has at its heart causes that support organisations that work to protect our children and provide needed services in Trelawny,” Bolt said recently.This year, the event, which has been divided into a 4K Fun Run/Walk and an 8K Run, hopes to raise funds for the Victim Services Division of Trelawny and provide additional funds to last year’s refurbishment project at the Granville Place of Safety for Girls, which is also based in the parish.HELPING WITH INTERVENTIONFunds raised will enable the Victim Services Division to acquire materials to support play therapy and art therapy, as well as the design and delivery of group-therapy interventions, benefitting young people in the parish. The completion of a multipurpose resource centre for wards at the Granville Place of Safety for Girls will also be supported.The run is being organised with technical support from the team at Running Events Limited and will take runners on a course through the streets of the historic town of Falmouth.The 8K is designed to target sprint enthusiasts with a strong desire for competition, while the 4K Fun Run will be geared at engaging families and individuals, with various challenge stations, along with a historical aspect to educate participants about Falmouth while en route.last_img read more