On Oct. 15 credit unions worldwide will be celebrating International Credit Union Day (ICU Day). Celebrated for the first time in 1948, this annual event raises global awareness for the credit union movement through outreach, volunteering, fundraising and other ICU Day-themed activities. Credit unions bring financial inclusion and a promising future to people all over the world, and ICU Day is a chance to spotlight and celebrate these achievements.“This year’s theme for ICU Day is ‘Inspiring hope for a global community,” says Michelle Kamke, marketing projects manager at CUNA. “What better way to show how credit unions from across the world provide hope through financial services, education and support than to highlight how credit unions have advanced the lives of members during the economic uncertainty wrought by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.”Participating credit unions can showcase how members and non-members alike can turn to them for financial services, guidance and relief during everyday hurdles, unexpected loss or disaster. You’re encouraged to share your memorable ICU Day plans and highlights with credit unions worldwide on social media using #ICUDay. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The Shay Barry-trained Bentelimar claimed Listed honours in the I.N.H. Stallion Owners European Breeders Fund Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. A winner at Killarney, Wexford and Leopardstown in 2014, Bentelimar was 4-1 shot stepped up in class in the hands of Brian O’Connell. After tracking the pacesetting O Ceallaigh for most of the way, Barry’s charge found top gear and swept to the lead rounding the turn for home. Press Association Open Eagle was unsurprisingly all the rage as the 8-13 favourite for Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh, but did not jump with great fluency and had to make do with minor honours behind 11-2 chance Total Recall. “He’s very tough. He needs a good gallop so Bryan went on – he stays forever,” said Hughes. “He doesn’t mind that ground and will have no problem stepping up in trip. “We’ll see how he is after that and then make a plan.” Embracing Change (7-2 favourite) was a comfortable winner of the Claim Your Free Trial At racinguk.com Grand National Trial for trainer Robert Tyner and jockey Phillip Enright. The trainer’s wife, Mary Tyner, said: “If we can find another long-distance race, something similar, he’ll go for it. “He enjoyed it today on the ground. The bit of extra distance makes it easier for him – it’s the trip he needs.” Lean Araig (11-1) edged out hot favourite Mydor in a pulsating climax to the Pertemps Handicap Hurdle, while Gordon Elliott’s point-to-point winner General Principle annihilated his rivals as the even-money favourite for the bumper. “He’s a lovely horse and obviously has a big future,” said Elliott’s assistant Olly Murphy. “We haven’t had him very long. He may have one more run in a bumper as we wouldn’t want to lose his novice status (over hurdles) this season. “I wouldn’t imagine he’d go to Cheltenham.” Odds-on favourite Quantitativeeasing proved a bitter disappointment as Peter Maher’s point-to-pointer Ballyboker Bridge clinched a 20-1 victory in the P.P. Hogan Memorial Cross Country Chase. He was a little slow at the final flight, but quickly picked up again and was well on top at the end. All Hell Let Loose was best of the rest in second, with the Mullins pair of Aminabad and Avant Tout both failing to get competitive. “He was getting under them a bit today. I think he’s a fairly nice horse,” said Barry. “He came on a good bit from Leopardstown. He was dropping back to two miles and Brian said he’s not slow. “He’s got a few entries at Cheltenham in the novices and we’ll see. I think the handicaps close next week and we might put him in a couple of them. “He’s a lad to look forward to. He wouldn’t want it too deep and likes a bit of nice ground. “Fair play to Philip (Fenton) for sending him my way.” November Handicap hero Open Eagle could finish only third on his jumping debut in the Michael Fitzpatrick Memorial Maiden Hurdle as the Sandra Hughes-trained Total Recall claimed victory under Bryan Cooper.
Sunil Chhetri believes Women’s football is better than men’s. The women’s side is currently at 62nd out of 152 nations.The men’s team is currently ranked 103rd out of 211 countries. India have been clubbed with hosts Myanmar, Nepal and Indonesia. All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel also congratulated the women’s side on its success.”Congratulations to our women’s football team for winning the SAFF Championship. You have once again proved that you are the true champions. Keep up the good work and add many feathers of success to your crown. Best wishes,” he said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The world ranking says so and India football captain Sunil Chhetri too has no qualms in conceding that the national women’s team is better than the men’s side. The men’s team is currently ranked 103rd out of 211 countries. It was in the top-100 last year. The women’s side is currently at 62nd out of 152 nations.Chhetri, the poster boy of Indian football with second-most goals among active international players, praised the national women’s team for its fifth consecutive SAFF title win.”Extremely proud of all of you. I have always maintained that the women’s team is much better than the men,” Chhetri said in a release from the All India Football Federation.”Go there, and give your best in Myanmar. I have been keeping a track of all of you playing. Keep up the good work,” Chhetri said. The women’s team will feature in the round 2 of the Olympic qualifiers which which kick off in Mandalay, Myanmar from April 3.