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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Brown overcomes repeated injuries to lead Western Michigan in scoring

first_imgDavid Brown would wake up some nights with a sharp pain in his leg and tears streaming down his face.Then a sophomore, the Western Michigan guard had just finished surgery on his season-ending ACL tear, and was back home with his family.Many nights he’d struggle to fall back asleep.“It was late nights of me crying,” Brown said. “And late nights of me thinking if I could ever come back and play the game of basketball again.”Brown suffered an ankle injury in high school, and two ACL injuries in college. In his own words, he came back from something that most wouldn’t even dream of.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd he hasn’t just come back, but reached an elite level. He leads the Mid-American Conference in scoring at 19.4 points per game, and has started all 29 games this season after just four in his previous four years with the team.“It’s not an easy thing. And literally there were blood, sweat and tears,” Broncos head coach Steve Hawkins said. “All the doubts about ‘Am I going to be able to realize my dream of a decent career.’“We really thought he was not going to be back after the last one.”Brown was a star at Hononegah (Ill.) High School. He averaged 17 points per game as a senior, led his team to a school record in wins and captured multiple conference championships. His head coach Mike Miller could only recall two other players from the program that had went on to play Division I.After coming to Hononegah as an underwhelming freshman that couldn’t hit a free throw, he left a prolific scorer. Brown would spend his lunch hours going into the athletic office to watch both game film and films on coach tips.By the time he was a senior, big-time programs like Florida and Kentucky were calling Miller to ask about him.But a sprained right ankle changed all of that. His stock fell. The high-profile offers were no longer on the table.“As soon as you go down with an ankle injury, it’s unbelievable how quickly a big-time school will stop calling, and take back their scholarship,” Brown said. “But that’s something Western never did. Western called me every day.”WMU knew the type of player that Brown could be. Everyone at Hononegah knew the type of player he could be, but when he finally got to college, years of constant injuries prevented him from proving that to everyone else.After playing sparingly in his first year, Brown re-injured his right ankle as a sophomore and took a medical redshirt after playing in nine games. The next year, he tore his ACL and two menisci in his right knee against Duquesne on Dec. 17, 2011.And last season, he missed the first 13 games of the Broncos’ season with a torn MCL.“I’ve kind of come to learn that everything’s possible with David,” Miller said. “But it’s a situation where I think he was concerned, I think everybody was concerned that things might not work out. It seemed like he was snake-bit.”But this season, all the injuries, setbacks and sleepless nights crying came to an end.In the MAC tournament semifinals against Akron, Brown finished just 4-of-15 from the field. In the finals, he bounced back to score 32 points and lead the Broncos to their first NCAA Tournament in 10 years.“Those two games probably epitomize who he is,” Hawkins said. “He has a bad shooting night, or someone does a good job on him, he’s able to bounce back pretty quick. He’s a confident player. You’ve got to have somebody like that on your team.”What’s been a career full of disappointment and pain has somehow culminated in an NCAA Tournament for Brown. He’s been getting messages from his friends back home about how they’re excited to watch him play against Syracuse.Miller said he was cancelling his science class Thursday and driving up all night to watch Brown take the court.For Brown, playing in this game means more than just reaching the NCAA Tournament.It’s about the journey he took to get there.“It was something that I always dreamed about,” Brown said. “And when it happened it was breathtaking.“A dream actually came true.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 19, 2014 at 11:30 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3last_img read more

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Rafa Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win 12th French Open title

first_imgRafael Nadal maintained his stranglehold on the French Open by beating Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem in four sets to lift a 12th men’s singles title.The Spaniard won for the third straight year at Roland Garros with a 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 victory in a high-quality final.The 33-year-old is the first player to win 12 singles titles at the same Grand Slam and has now won 18 majors overall.“I can’t explain what I’ve achieved and how I feel. It’s a dream,” said Nadal.“To play for the first time in 2005 – I never thought in 2019 I’d still be here. It’s an incredible moment and very special for me.”It leaves the left-hander two Grand Slam titles adrift of Switzerland’s Roger Federer, who he beat in the semi-finals, and three clear of Serbian world number one Novak Djokovic, whose bid to hold all four majors was ended by Thiem.The second seed slid to the red dirt in triumph when he clinched victory on the second match point, lying behind the baseline with his arms outstretched as he contemplated the magnitude of his achievement.With clay plastered over his back, he clambered to his feet and took the acclaim of an enthralled Roland Garros crowd which has become accustomed to seeing him triumph.Thiem, 25, suffered his second Grand Slam final defeat after losing in three sets to Nadal in last year’s final.last_img read more

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Edward Odoom clashes with journos over forward Joseph Esso

first_imgHearts of Oak interim head coach, Edward Odoom, lost his cool with journalists after he was asked to explain how had been using Joseph Esso in his team.The question came from journalists after Hearts’ goalless draw at Aduana Stars last Sunday in Week 9 of the Ghana Premier League.The draw was the third one the team was registering in the season and the fact that the Phobians had not scored for a second straight match raised questions from reporters over how Odoom was using Esso in the team’s attack and the coach did not take too kindly to the questions.“Do you know Esso’s best position? Football is about tactics. We are playing with three strikers and we are using him as one of those strikers. That’s all.”Hearts have scored only 6 goals in the 9 league matches played this season and Odoom admits that they will have to start putting their chances away.“We worked on it before the match and we are still working on that aspect of our team. Things will improve for us with time. In the match, we hit the bar twice but we could not get the goal.We needed the points badly because we had drawn with AshGold in the previous match but then, we could not the result.”Hearts face Bechem United at the Accra Sports Stadium in Week 10 of the Ghana Premier League.last_img read more

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Yekini’s Lawyer Hails Blatter

first_imgOver FIFA president’s Posthumous Birthday tribute to late Eagles goal king Late Rashidi Yekini’s lawyer, Barrister Jubril Mohammed has expressed happiness and gratitude to FIFA President, Sepp Blatter who paid tribute to Nigeria’s late football hero Wednesday in commemoration of his 50th posthumous birthday.Blatter wrote on his official twitter handle: “Rasheed Yekini would have been 50 today (Wednesday October 23).His name as scorer of Nigeria’s first World Cup goal lives on”. Touched by the comment, Jubril said the FIFA boss has shown good example of an exemplary leader worthy of emulation by Nigerian football administrators.The legal practitioner said Yekini who scored Nigeria’s first World Cup goal, and remains the country’s all-time top scorer with 37 goals from 58 games for the senior national team, deserved more than what he got from Nigeria Football Federation but was happy that the world football governing body never forgot the soccer prowess of his client even after his death. The former Olympiacos of Greece and Vitoria Setubal of Portugal striker would have turned 50 on 23rd of October if he were alive, and Blatter tweeted a tribute in honour of the legend’s birthday.”That was a commendable piece by Blatter. It shows he still remembers Yekini well. It shows he has not forgotten what Yekini did on the pitch and this is what Nigerian football administrators should try to copy”, barrister Jubril sounded.last_img read more

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NEBC Yukon Midget Trackers sweep weekend Exhibition Series in Whitecourt

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Yukon Midget Trackers were on the road this weekend for a four-game Exhibition Series in Whitecourt.On Friday night, the Trackers took on the Peace River Royals in game one of the series.The Trackers managed to break the ice and win the game 7-1 over the Royals.- Advertisement -Then in game two, on Saturday morning, the Trackers face the Grande Prairie Storm.The Trackers managed to repeat their game from the night before, winning the game 7-1 over the Storm.The Trackers would then move on to game three on Saturday afternoon to play the Whitecourt Wolverines.Advertisement The Trackers out-performed the competition again by finishing the game with a score in the double-digits of 10-1 over the Wolverines.Then in the fourth and final game of the series, on Sunday, the Trackers would once again face the Storm.This time, the Trackers would completely shut out the Storm 7-0.Up next, the Trackers start the regular season with three games on the road with the first game on Friday night, September 27, against the Lloydminster Blazers.Advertisement The full Northern Alberta Hockey League’s Midget AA schedule can be found here.last_img read more

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Chelsea’s youngsters thrash Fulham

first_imgChelsea’s youngsters strolled to a resounding 3-0 victory over Fulham in the Under-21 Premier League on Monday evening.Nathan Ake, Islam Feruz and Adam Phillip scored in a rain-swept game at the Blues’ Cobham training ground which was watched by manager Rafael Benitez and club owner Roman Abramovich.Despite being without some of their most influential players – striker Patrick Bamford and captain Todd Kane recently went out on loan and Lucas Piazon was not involved – Chelsea were on top from the start and all the goals came in the first half.They went ahead in the 17th minute when Ake sent a glorious left-footed effort into the corner from 25 yards.Blues midfielder Rohan Ince had a header cleared off the line before Feruz fired in the second goal after being set up by George Saville.And once Phillip finished off a great team move to make it three, there was no way back for Fulham.Click here for Monday’s Chelsea 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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SA wine set for futures trading

first_img25 July 2007A leading South African wine may soon be listed on the Chicago Futures Exchange, with local wine estate Cloof appointing an asset manager to register their signature shiraz wine, Crucible, for futures trading.Cloof’s wine marketer Oscar Foulkes told Business Day this week that the estate had appointed Flagship Private Asset Management to handle the registration of Crucible futures on the exchange.“Last week we began distributing Crucible Futures to buyers of the 2006 The Very Sexy Shiraz, as a way of guaranteeing access to the rarest of our wines,” Cloof said on its website.A Crucible future will give its holder the right, but not the obligation, to buy one bottle of 2006 Crucible at R295, the cellar-door price of a 2004 vintage.“This instrument not only guarantees access to this singular wine, but does so at a discounted price,” said the estate, which is situated on the outskirts of Atlantis in the Western Cape.“When the wine is released in October, holders will have until 15 November to redeem their futures, after which they expire. Futures can only be redeemed at Cloof.”The Crucible shiraz is a fairly rare wine, having only been produced in 2003, 2004 and 2006, while the estate is hoping for a 2008 vintage. The 2003 and 2004 vintages were nominated for five stars in the John Platter guide, topping a long list of local and international awards and medals.According to the estate, the combination of demand and extremely limited supply, against the backdrop of rising fine wine prices, is having an impact on Crucible’s selling price.“The Live-ex 100 index, which tracks the auction prices of the world’s 100 most investable wines, is up by 42% this year as global affluence chases a limited supply of top-end wines,” Cloof said.Foulkes told Business Day he believed that, should the futures gain value, they could at some point start to determine the price of the wines.He said that unlike top French wines, that could command any price, South African wines seemed to have hit a “glass ceiling” as far as price was concerned.“Up to now Crucible has been available to buy on a first come, first served basis, even to Pick ‘n Pay, which is unusual for a wine of this nature,” Foulkes said.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Microsoft Still Banning Rivals From Its Conference, Just More Quietly

first_imgTags:#Amazon#Google#Microsoft#microsoft partners#Partner Conference#Salesforce.com#VMware#Worldwide Partner Conference#WPC#wpc 2014 Related Posts jodi mardesich 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Microsoft was publicly shamed when it disallowed rival partners like Amazon from participating in the company’s upcoming Worldwide Partner Conference in July. Despite the backlash, Microsoft has not changed its position—though it has changed what the public can see.Microsoft scrubbed the conference website completely. It originally listed four competitors, whose employees were not allowed to register, but those names are now gone.When asked if Microsoft had a change of heart and was allowing everyone to attend the conference, a Microsoft spokesperson said Microsoft is removing all the competitors from the main WPC page and including them in the registration process. “All of the companies from yesterday are still on the list, Microsoft just decided to move them all from the main page into the registration process.”‘Moving them into the registration process’ sounded unclear, so I asked the Microsoft spokesperson to clarify. “The same companies listed yesterday are not able to attend,” she said. Moving them into the registration process presumably means during registration, they’ll be screened, just a bit more privately.Microsoft customers are undoubtedly using products from Google, Amazon, Salesforce.com, and VMware, just as they are using products from other competitors that haven’t been barred from attending. Customers are usually happier when products work well together. This isn’t the open source world, but vendor lock-in isn’t popular outside of open source, either.Lead image courtesy of Microsoft A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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