An advisory council for college students, by college students

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » To serve the needs and wants of young members, credit unions — especially college- and university-affiliated ones — must constantly re-evaluate these members’ financial knowledge, awareness, and preferences. For Harvard University Employees Credit Union($780.9M, Cambridge, MA), it goes directly to the source for this information.The credit union serves the students, alumni, and faculty of Harvard University. For the past nine months, it has consulted with its newly formed Student Advisory Councilon matters of financial education programming, university engagement events, student banking services, and more. The insight of the council helps the credit union remain relevant in the eyes of Harvardians.Here, Migdalia Gomez, community engagement manager at HUECU, discusses what prompted the credit union to create the council, how the council operates, and what improvements the council has helped the credit union implement.last_img read more

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Cook stands firm for England in 100th Oval Test

first_imgLONDON, England (Reuters) – Alastair Cook ensured a quality launch to The Oval’s 100th Test with an innings of familiar patience and defiance that guided England to 171 for four against South Africa on an absorbing but rain-disrupted opening day of the third Test yesterday.Former captain Cook stood firm as the historic occasion was frustratingly interrupted by four stoppages, resisting throughout the day to finish unbeaten on 82 as wickets tumbled around him.The 32-year-old negotiated a demanding examination from a South African pace attack inspired particularly by two-wicket Vernon Philander, who also spent 50 minutes off the field with a stomach upset, to close in on a 31st Test hundred.With the four-Test series locked at 1-1, the visitors made light of losing the toss with Cook, who survived 178 balls, and Philander, who had excellent figures of 2-17 from 12 overs, proving the central figures.Electing to bat, England captain Joe Root gave his predecessor Cook the chance to impress again in the landmark Test at the south London venue which has become one of cricket’s most historic grounds over 137 years.The Oval joined another London venue Lord’s and Australia’s Melbourne and Sydney Cricket Grounds in hosting a century of Tests.In a new-look England side, featuring three new caps, batsmen Tom Westley and Dawid Malan and seamer Toby Roland-Jones, it was old stager Cook who summoned all his skill and resolve to anchor the innings in conditions assisting the Proteas’ pacemen.In an awkward morning session in overcast conditions and with a green tinge to the pitch, South Africa’s attack did not initially pose the menace they had shown in their 340-run victory at Trent Bridge, which levelled the seriesCAPABLE SUPPORTCook was given capable support by Essex county colleague Westley in a half-century stand before lunch but the newcomer departed for 25 straight after the resumption, pushing hard at Chris Morris to edge to second slip.Westley had impressed after Keaton Jennings was again found wanting, prodding tentatively at Philander to be caught at third slip for a duck in the fourth over.Cook, on 28, survived an lbw review, the faintest of inside edges off Morris sparing him, but otherwise looked his usual model of serenity as he made it to an early lunch, after two rain stoppages, on 34, with England 62 for one.The South Africans imposed more pressure on the resumption with Philander dismissing the dangerous-looking Root for 29, thanks to a dazzling, diving one-handed catch from wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock.Kagiso Rabada, back in the team after suspension, then sent debutant Malan packing for one with a lovely inswinging yorker.Still, though, Cook ploughed on after another rain break, maintaining his focus to bring up his half-century off 128 balls with a handsome cut for four off Philander.Tea was taken early at 149 for four after another stoppage and though Cook and Ben Stokes repaired some of the damage with an unbroken 51-run partnership for the fifth wicket, a fascinating day’s play ended up being truncated by another downpour.ENGLAND 1st inningsA. Cook not out 82K. Jennings c Elgar b Philander 0T. Westley c du Plessis b Morris 25J. Root c de Kock b Philander 29D. Malan b Rabada 1B. Stokes not out 21Extras: (b-7, lb-3, w-3) 13Total: (for 4 wickets, 59 overs) 171Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-64, 3-113, 4-120.Bowling: M. Morkel 16-4-48-0, V. Philander 12-5-17-2 (w-1), K. Rabada 13-4-32-1, K. Maharaj 7-1-16-0, C. Morris 11-1-48-1 (w-2).last_img read more

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Young B&H Basketball Players Beat Russia

first_imgThe cadet basketball team of B&H achieved their first victory at the international tournament in Sakarya. On the third day of the tournament, the young B&H players beat Russia with 65:51.Džanan Musa was the most efficient in this competition with 24 points, and Amar Gegić followed him with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Sandro Antunović made 11 rebounds. On the Russian team, Nikita Vavilov was the best player and scored 13 points and 8 rebounds.(Source: Fena)last_img

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Mandatory car insurance for tourists now can be paid online

first_imgNo related posts. Starting this week, tourists or travelers needing to enter the country in their own vehicles can pay for auto insurance online.The National Insurance Institute (INS) created a new section on its website (www.ins-cr.com) called “Póliza Turista,” where motorists can upload vehicle information in order to calculate costs, and then pay for it online using a credit or debit card. Once online payment is made, users print a receipt that they should keep as proof of payment.When arriving in the country the receipt must be presented to Customs officials who will grant a certificate of permission for the vehicle to circulate in the country.Article 60 of the country’s Traffic Law, which entered into force last year, states that “owners or drivers of foreign-registered vehicles must sign and maintain in force mandatory car insurance while the vehicle remains in the country.”In case of an accident, the insurance provides access to medical care, payments for temporary and permanent disability as well as life insurance.Drivers caught without the mandatory auto insurance can face fines up to ₡47,000 ($94) and have their license plates confiscated.The website is available only in Spanish, but those needing information in English can call a toll-free number, 800-83-53-467, or send an email to: [email protected] Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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