As of Oct. 9, CUNA had gained 78 new members, according to Vice President of Member Relations and Strategic Development Jeff Carpenter.In an interview with CU Times, Carpenter also said of the 78, 14 were state-chartered credit unions and 64 had federal charters.CUNA’s total membership was 5,245, marking a 1.5% annualized gain. Additionally, that figure represents 85% of all credit unions, he said. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Burundi Unrest: Grenade attack in Bujumbura Related Burundi Protests Suspended Burundi Unrest: President Nkurunziza Blames Opposition For Deadly Protests In Burundi more deadly protests were experienced in the capital today. Witnesses claim three people were killed- two of them in a grenade blast. CCTV’s Kofa Mrenje reports . We would like to warn our viewers that they may find some of the following pictures disturbing.
Everton have reached an “agreement in principle” to sign Chelsea winger Christian Atsu on a season-long loan, manager Roberto Martinez has revealed. Martinez told the Liverpool Echo: “Everything has been agreed with Christian – it’s just a matter of finalising little details more with his work permit and personal situation. “That will probably take a couple of days to get sorted but we have an agreement in principle to make the move as a loan deal until the end of the season.” Chelsea have not commented on the possibility of a deal. Everton have already done business with the Londoners this summer, signing striker Romelu Lukaku for a club record £28million following a successful loan last season. The Toffees have also brought in Bosnia midfielder Muhamed Besic from Ferencvaros and signed former Manchester City player Gareth Barry on a permanent deal. Meanwhile, Martinez is hopeful one of last year’s signings, Arouna Kone, will be fit next month. The Ivory Coast striker, brought in from Martinez’s former club Wigan, has been out of action since suffering a knee injury last October. Martinez said: “Arouna is training well and is still in his own programme, but he has been working with the team as well. “We’re very positive about Arouna being able to play some sort of competitive football in the next four to five weeks.” Everton begin their Barclays Premier League campaign away at promoted Leicester on Saturday. Press Association A deal for the 22-year-old Ghana international is still subject to a work permit being received and the completion of other necessary paperwork. If completed, the move would mean a second successive year on loan for Atsu, who moved to Stamford Bridge from Porto for £3.5million last summer, but then headed out to Vitesse Arnhem.
March Madness 2019: North Carolina’s Cameron Johnson says loss to Duke ‘will hurt for a little bit’ Here are three takeaways from the ACC championship game:Blue Devils have a No. 1 seed locked upThere is no longer any doubt: The Blue Devils will be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament after the win over Florida State.Duke was on track to earn a top spot in the tournament for much of the season but lost three of its final six regular season games after Williamson went down with a sprained knee.Williamson, however, returned for the ACC Tournament and dominated during the Blue Devils’ conference title run, tallying 81 total points in his three appearances.The Blue Devils have been the best team in the country with Williamson on the floor and they’ll be rewarded with a prime position in the bracket on Selection Sunday. They could even be slotted in as the top overall team in the tournament.North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Michigan State and Gonzaga are also in contention for a No. 1 seed.FSU managed to expose the Blue Devils’ biggest weaknessFlorida State dared Duke to shoot from the outside.The Seminoles helped off almost every opposing player, including Jones, Jordan Goldwire and Javin DeLaurier. They used the extra defenders to pack the paint in an attempt to limit driving lanes for Williamson and Barrett.That strategy worked, in one sense, as Duke connected on one of its nine shots from behind the arc in the first half and hit just 14.3 percent of its 3-pointers in the game.Duke, however, relied less on its outside shooting in the second half. It attacked the rim and pushed the pace, which negated its struggles from deep.The Blue Devils entered the game shooting just 30.5 percent from 3-point range this season.Duke’s future opponents may look to replicate parts of Florida State’s defensive game plan in the NCAA Tournament.Duke can win with its defenseDuke’s defense carried it to the victory Saturday. NC Central coach: Us playing Zion Williamson would be like my 6-year-old son playing me Zion Williamson registered a game-high 21 points and five rebounds to lead Duke to the victory. RJ Barrett chipped in 17 points and Tre Jones added 18.V̶ ̶I̶ ̶S̶ ̶I̶ ̶O̶ ̶N̶V I Z I O Npic.twitter.com/DPlA623Rox— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 17, 2019Mfiondu Kabengele scored 14 points off the bench for Florida State in the losing effort. Related News The Blue Devils will enter the NCAA Tournament with a ton of momentum.Duke took control in the second half and held on for a 73-63 win over Florida State in the ACC Tournament championship game Friday. The victory gave the Blue Devils their second postseason title in the last three seasons. The Blue Devils had no momentum offensively in the game’s opening 20 minutes. So, they picked up their intensity on the other end of the floor after halftime. They pressured the ball and locked down on shooters, which then allowed them to get out in transition off of turnovers and missed shots.Duke held Florida State to 30.6 percent shooting and forced 12 turnovers. It wasn’t a pretty victory, yet it’s one that should give the Blue Devils confidence moving forward as they learned they can win despite not having their A game.