A volunteer-focused leader

first_img continue reading » When Bruce Foulke took over as CEO of American Heritage Federal Credit Union in Philadelphia 38 years ago, the credit union had one office and $4 million in assets.Today, it boasts 33 offices and $2 billion in assets.Foulke also founded one of the first credit union charitable foundations, Kids-N-Hope, which has been instrumental in developing a music therapy program for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Since its inception, Kids-N-Hope has raised $1.5 million.“I’m still an old-fashioned guy. Ironically, neither of my parents graduated from high school, and my dad always said, ‘believe in God, believe in your country, and believe in your family.’ I’ve always stuck to those principles.” he tells the CUNA News Podcast. 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

O’Brien has one to go to War with

first_img Press Association Tommy Carmody’s Irish Lincolnshire winner Sweet Lightning was favourite, but could not raise a challenge and passed the post a disappointing fourth. The winning trainer said: “We’re going to go for the Lockinge at Newbury and that was the plan coming here. “He wants fast ground and it’s a bit of a surprise that he went on that. He is so strong though – a big, powerful horse, and I’d imagine he’ll come on from that run.” O’Brien, who also won with Battle Of Marengo in the Ballysax, completed a treble when 5-2 favourite Justification led a furlong out and strode clear in the Leopardstown Club Members Handicap, beating the rallying front-runner Whatuthink by three-quarters of a length. Joseph O’Brien was on board all three. The trainer said: “He was leading St Nicholas Abbey at home last year, so he’d a tough job! He was nicely in today and he had to stay, as the second horse was coming back at him. He’ll go for another handicap next.” Sent off at 6-4 for his first appearance since winning the Group Three Diamond Stakes at Dundalk in early October, the Aidan O’Brien-trained four-year-old moved sweetly on the heels of his pacemaker Windsor Palace for much of the one-mile contest. He took over the running still going strongly for Joseph O’Brien halfway up the straight and found plenty in the final furlong to beat the admirable Bold Thady Quill by two and a half lengths. center_img Declaration Of War could be set for a big season after making a winning return to action with a stylish display in the Heritage Stakes at Leopardstown.last_img read more

USC has reason to remain optimistic

first_imgUSC football is entering into a state of flux for the second straight offseason — to give you an idea of what exactly that means, look no further than San Jose Mercury News sports writer Jon Wilner. Last week, Wilner released his projection for the preseason top 25 ranking, which had the Trojans as the eighth best team in the nation.It’s clearly far too early to be making pre-season projections, but the early departure of juniors safety Dion Bailey, defensive end George Uko, tight end Xavier Grimble, offensive lineman Marcus Martin and wide receiver Marqise Lee might give the Trojan faithful reason for pause about next season’s prospects. This should not be the case.Though the Trojans are still reeling from unprecedented NCAA sanctions and the departures do hurt their depth, the big names departing were unlikely to fit into the Trojans’ ground-and-pound system from last season.Grimble, who was one of former quarterback Matt Barkley’s favorite end zone options in the Trojans’ ill-fated 2012 run, suffered from a statistical drop-off in every category with junior quarterback Cody Kessler at the helm. Grimble’s reception numbers feel from 29 to 25, and he had 271 yards the entire 2013 season as opposed to the 316 he had as a sophomore. He also had a mere two touchdowns on the entire season as the Trojan offense came to favor running the ball in the end zone. This is not to take away from Grimble’s draft prospects: the 6-foot-5, 250 pound tight end still has excellent hands and would be an asset in the NFL — it’s just a shame the Trojans did not incorporate tight ends into the playcalling last season to showcase his talents and increase his draft stock, especially when considering Kessler’s reliance on intermediate routes and checkdowns.Grimble’s decision to leave for the draft was to the chagrin of head coach Steve Sarkisian, who in his opening press conference stated his desire to incorporate tight ends into the offense in the upcoming season. Regardless, senior Randall Telfer will be returning to play for the Trojans for one more year to give Kessler some more sure-handed offensive firepower.The biggest name to leave is undoubtedly Lee, the 2012 Biletnikoff Award Winner. Lee suffered from a far more dramatic statistical drop off amid injury woes and trouble adjusting to Kessler at quarterback. The 2012 First Team All-American had a comparatively pedestrian 791 yards and four touchdowns on 57 receptions this season, as opposed to the 1721 yards and 14 touchdowns he amassed in 2012.2013, however, was undoubtedly the year of junior wide receiver Nelson Agholor: The receiver developed a rapport with Kessler, whereas Lee never seemed fully comfortable working with the new quarterback. Lee’s season was characterized by costly drops, underthrown passes and errant back shoulder throws that missed their mark. Lee’s ineffectual chemistry with Kessler cost him dearly this season: the former consensus top 10 draft pick now enters the NFL Draft with a significant contingent of doubters to disprove. There’s no doubt that Lee could make a serious impact in the NFL, and should Lee fall out of the top 15, it’s almost certain that any team picking him up will be getting a considerable bargain.How this is beginning to read is that the players leaving for the draft are doing so at a time that would be most advantageous to them. USC is undergoing yet another transition. The Trojans are in for another quarterback battle this spring where there may be yet another quarterback change depending on the performance of junior quarterback Max Wittek and sophomore quarterback Max Browne.The primary reason the Trojans will be competitive in the coming season is the same reason they were so effective in 2013: defense. Junior defensive lineman Leonard Williams, senior defensive back Josh Shaw and senior linebacker Hayes Pullard are all slated to return next season under Sarkisian. Bailey’s position will likely be filled by former Rivals.com five star recruit and sophomore defensive back Leon McQuay III. Stellar sophomore safety Su’a Cravens will likely reprise his starting role. All things considered, the Trojans look poised to dominate on the defensive side of the ball next season.Despite the departure of Martin, Lee and Grimble, the offense also leaves more upside next season. Junior wide receiver George Farmer is likely to return from his season-ending knee surgery in time for fall camp, and Agholor will have another offseason to get adjusted with Sarkisian’s playbook. The Trojans also honed their running options with redshirt junior running backs Javorius Allen and Tre Madden coming off a strong season. The incorporation of former Scout.com five star running backs and sophomores Ty Isaac and Justin Davis is sure to give the running attack a shot in the arm come fall.Though any preseason predictions are premature at this point, it’s hard to argue with Wilner’s assessment of the Trojans next season. With such a strong showing of younger talent only developing further experience, the steady improvement of Kessler and the return of key defensive players, it’s entirely plausible the Trojans could be a serious contender for a playoff berth next season. Euno Lee is a senior majoring in English. His column “Euno What Time It Is” runs Wednesdays.last_img read more

Mohammed Polo blasts disloyal fans

first_imgHearts Coach Mohammed Polo has taken a swipe on some  disloyal fans following their 3-1 defeat to Liberty in the First Capital Plus premier league on Sunday at the Carl Reindolf Park.The Phobians quest of closing up on Kotoko’s lead to seven points could not materialize as they suffered that defeat which once again got most of the fans fuming.The defeat leaves Hearts nine points behind leaders Kotoko with seven matches to end the season.Mohammed Polo after the game lamented on how unsupportive some of the fans have been since since replacing Coach David Duncan late last year.“Not a bad performance from my team I think if people understands football they wouldn’t be saying the things they normally say,” said Polo“The most painful thing is they don’t even understand what goes on the pitch they just want to win, you have to see what really happens on the pitch. “We played very well and this is football, they need to encourage these young boys but it is unfortunate because they( Hearts fans) don’t understand football , if people don’t understand football it is very difficult to see the way forward”“We had some opportunities and for me the worse should have been a draw.”Polo has won only four times in 11 games as coach of Hearts of Oak – losing four times and drawing three.last_img read more

MLB trade rumors: Astros pursuing Giants’ Madison Bumgarner

first_imgThe Astros are going to get that starting pitcher one way or another and are by no means limiting their scope.Houston has been engaged with the Giants on lefty Madison Bumgarner, according to Yahoo Sports. The report states it is unclear how far discussions have gone and there is no indication a deal is imminent. But for now, it doesn’t appear the Giants are going to trade him. However, if they are talking to the Astros about the lefty at all, that means the team isn’t completely opposed to a deal.Bumgarner’s value lies in his postseason performance as he is 8-3 with a 2.11 ERA in 102 1/3 career postseason innings, including a World Series MVP with the Giants in 2014. If anyone were to get him they would get a man who instantly makes a postseason roster better.If the Giants are to do a deal with the Astros, odds are they would want Kyle Tucker, who is the Astros’ No. 1 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. San Francisco is in desperate need of outfielders and Tucker is one of the best prospects at the position in the game. MLB trade rumors: Are the Astros targeting Mets starter Zack Wheeler? That point was driven home when the Giants reportedly were looking into acquiring Blue Jays utilityman Eric Sogard. However, he eventually was traded to the Rays.Before the season, the assumption was Bumgarner would be traded at the deadline because he is a free agent after the season, which actually would work in his favor. If Bumgarner is not moved, San Francisco can give him a qualifying offer similar to those that hurt several players’ values in recent years including Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel last offseason. In recent weeks the Giants have started to turn their season around winning 17 out of 20 games at one point.That upturn has led many to believe San Francisco will be a buyer rather than a seller at the deadline. Related Newslast_img read more

a month agoChelsea striker Abraham: My form thanks to teammates and manager

first_imgChelsea striker Abraham: My form thanks to teammates and managerby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham credits his form to manager Frank Lampard and his teammates.Abraham drew a blank for their Champions League defeat to Valencia last night, but refuses to dwell on the result.”I have to give it (my personal form) to the manager and players,” he said. “I had a little situation against Liverpool where I missed a penalty myself and from there they just supported me and believed in me.”I’m playing with such great players who create chances, so I just have to be in the right place at the right time. It’s always nice to know manager believes in you. Every game you want to do your best for him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

New Brunswick premier still hopes to convince Quebec of Energy East benefits

first_imgFREDERICTON — The premier of New Brunswick says he believes he can convince Quebec’s skeptical premier of the benefits of reviving the Energy East pipeline project.Higgs, along with a number of premiers and federal politicians, are pressing for a restart of the $16 billion Energy East pipeline project to get oil from Alberta to refineries in Eastern Canada and to an export terminal in Saint John, N.B.The pipeline would have to pass through Quebec, but Premier Francois Legault has signalled he’s not interested.Higgs says he’s hoping to convince Legault that Energy East would benefit all provinces including Quebec when the two men are face-to-face this week at a first ministers’ meeting in Montreal.Alberta is cutting production and buying rail cars in an effort to address slumping prices for its oil.Higgs says he’s worried the level of transfer payments to provinces like his could be at risk if Alberta’s oil revenues aren’t addressed, and he believes a pipeline to move western crude to Eastern Canada and foreign markets could be the solution.TransCanada, the original proponent of the pipeline, has stated it has no plans to revisit the project.Higgs suggests that a holding company be formed to start the application process to the National Energy Board, and that TransCanada or another company could become interested then.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Women safety is my key focus launched security app for them Rajesh

first_imgHe is a PhD holder in education, fighting against a popular Punjabi singer from BJP and a grass root politician of AAP, Rajesh Lilothia of Congress talks exclusively to Sayantan Ghosh on his poll promises and challenges in North-West Lok Sabha constituency. North West Delhi is one of the most underdeveloped constituencies of Delhi and you are fighting from this seat, so what are the major issues you are looking at in this election? This constituency as you know is known as Delhi dehat area. This area is very underdeveloped because neither the central government nor the state government has done much for this area. Here the main issue I am focusing on is of women safety which is the law and order situation. In the villages, if you go you will see that the women are scared of antisocial elements here. I have also launched an app called Indira Shakti where women can register their number and in need can call the emergency button. Earlier also I have worked on this app and when we come to power I will develop this app across the constituency. Apart from this, the sealing has caused a lot of trouble to the poor traders of this are so I will work on that too and lastly, the expansion of Lal Dora has not been done as promised by administrations earlier, therefore, I am focusing on this issue too. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesFrom the very first day, you were among the few leaders of the Congress party who were against the alliance between AAP and Congress and finally it did not happen, so do you think it will help you? I will always be against any alliance with the AAP because once CM Arvind Kejriwal said that the party will never go with Congress neither with BJP but recently he was desperate to make an alliance with Congress which shows his weakness. I was against alliance because it would have hurt the sentiments of our cadres and now they are very pleased. I am getting a lot of support from the cadres because they are very enthusiastic and more energetic as the alliance did not happen. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThis seat is reserved for the schedule caste and also has a large caste minority population, so how challenging this is for you to fight from this seat? Most importantly whatever is the nature of the seat, the Congress party is a secular party and I do not believe in caste-based politics. I am not asking votes in the name of caste but in the name of priorities. The BJP has given this seat to a Punjabi singer who is a celebrity and the people believe that he will never stay in area which is majorly rural. On the other hand, AAP’s candidate was also earlier in BJP so people understand the nature politics they are into. People are very much positive with my approach to work when I am talking to them. What is your biggest strength in this election? As I already said that here people do not want a celebrity candidate but a person who will always stay with them. I am from a village of this area and people understand that I will always be with them. I am a graduate in English and also a PhD holder, education matters to people. They understand that an educated person can serve much better and deal with issues much better. Lastly, people want a young and energetic person in the field which is a plus point for me.last_img read more

New Ohio State field hockey assistant to make 55000

Ohio State field hockey announced the hiring of former Dartmouth University coach and Doncaster, England, native, Andy Smith as assistant coach this week.Smith replaces Jon O’Haire on the team’s staff and is due to make $55,000 in 2012, OSU athletics spokesman Dan Wallenberg said in an email.Smith helped lead the Big Green for 10 seasons, six of which were spent as associated head coach. He joins OSU coach Anne Wilkinson’s staff just months after the Buckeyes’ 2011 campaign, which saw the team achieve a 12-9 overall record and a berth in the NCAA tournament.The Dartmouth athletic department did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment regarding Smith’s departure from the program.“I am extremely grateful to (OSU athletic director) Gene Smith and Anne Wilkinson for the opportunity to be part of the Ohio State field hockey program,” Andy Smith said in a Tuesday press release. “My family and I are delighted to be moving to Columbus. I join a university and athletics department that are known for excellence and look forward to helping Ohio State compete at the highest level.”Andy Smith helped lead the Big Green to a 10-7 overall record and a 5-2 record in Ivy League play in 2011.Wilkinson said in a release that she is excited to have a coach of Andy Smith’s caliber join the program.“He is an outstanding coach in all aspects — on the field, in the classroom and as a recruiter of exceptional student athletes,” Wilkinson said. “We are proud that Andy and his family will be a part of the outstanding tradition of The Ohio State University.”Andy Smith was not made available for comment. read more


Messi named in 35man provisional Argentina World Cup squad

first_imgJorge Sampaoli has named captain Lionel Messi, along with Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain, for Argentina’s provisional 35-man squad for this summer’s World CupLa Albiceleste reached the final of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, before losing 1-0 to winners Germany at the final stage.Since then, they have suffered further losses in the past two finals of the Copa America to Chile on both occasions with Messi nearly retiring from international football after their second defeat in 2016.Sampaoli has also included Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi, despite omitting the pair in the recent international break back in February.Argentina provisional 35-man squad:Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Manchester United, England), Nahuel Guzman (Tigres UANL, Mexico), Willy Caballero (Chelsea, England), Franco Armani (River Plate);FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).Defenders: Javier Mascherano (Hebei China Fortune, China PR), Federico Fazio (Roma, Italy), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City, England), Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla, Spain), German Pezzella (Fiorentina, Italy), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica, Portugal), Marcos Rojo (Manchester United, England), Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton, England), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax, the Netherlands), Marcos Acuna (Sporting CP, Portugal), Cristian Ansaldi (Torino, Italy);Midfielders: Ever Banega (Sevilla, Spain), Lucas Biglia (AC Milan, Italy), Leandro Paredes (Zenit St Petersburg, Russia), Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain, France), Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United, England), Ricardo Centurion (Racing Club), Maximiliano Meza (Independiente), Guido Pizarro (Sevilla, Spain), Enzo Perez (River Plate), Giovani Lo Celso (Paris Saint-Germain, France), Rodrigo Battaglia (Sporing CP, Portugal), Cristian Pavon (Boca Juniors), Pablo Perez (Boca Juniors);Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona, Spain), Paulo Dybala (Juventus, Italy), Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan, Italy), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City, England), Diego Perotti (Roma, Italy), Lautaro Martinez (Racing), Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus, Italy).The final decision for the 23-man squad must be made by June 4.(Obtained by FIFA)last_img read more