Poll! Which Movie Musical Are You Most Excited to See?

first_imgGrab some popcorn and a giant box of Sno-Caps, because Broadway is going to the movies! Film execs have made all sorts of promises about producing film adaptations of our favorite Broadway musicals, from a Guys & Dolls big-screen reboot with Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt to a Gypsy movie led by Barbra Streisand. Now that the Spring Awakening and Wicked adaptations seem like they’re finally getting off the ground, and we’ve got the new Jersey Boys film and the Annie update to look forward to this year, we want to know: Which upcoming movie musical are you most excited to see on the big screen? Cast your vote below! View Commentslast_img

Latest credit union trends report shows membership and loan portfolio growth

first_img 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions are gaining members and growing loan portfolios according to our latest trends report. The economic outlook published today, and highlights include the following:During February, credit unions picked-up 538,000 in new memberships, loan and savings balances grew at a 12.8 percent and 8.4 percent seasonally-adjusted annualized pace, respectively. Firms hired 235,000 workers, nominal consumer spending increased 0.1 percent, and long-term interest rates decreased 1 basis point. Real GDP growth is expected to accelerate to 2.3 percent in 2017, faster than the 1.6 percent pace reported in 2016.At the end of February, CUNA’s monthly estimates reported 5,977 CUs in operation, 9 fewer than one month earlier. Year-over-year, the number of credit unions declined by 242, more than the 241 lost in the 12 months ending in February 2016.Total credit union assets rose 1.9 percent in February, above the 1.4 percent gain reported in February of 2016. Assets rose 7.9 percent during the past year due to a 7.5 percent increase in deposits, a 28 percent increase in borrowings, and a 5.7 percent increase in capital. continue reading »last_img read more

NCUA bans 3 from future work in FIs

first_imgThe NCUA in May issued two prohibition notices and one prohibition order, prohibiting an individual previously associated with credit unions from any future participation in the affairs of a federally-insured financial institution.Violation of a prohibition order is a felony offense punishable by imprisonment and a fine of up to $1 million. The names and details from last month’s prohibition notices and order follow:Ryan L. Baum, a former employee of Northeastern Operating Engineers Federal Credit Union in Whitestone, N.Y., was sentenced on the charge of petit larceny;Frances McComas, a former employee of West Virginia Federal Credit Union in South Charleston, W.Va., was sentenced on the charge of embezzlement; and continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Jack Grealish earns Gareth Southgate’s trust with masterclass against Belgium | Football News

first_img“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood,” wrote George Orwell. This was the night, surely, even in a 2-0 defeat to Belgium that ended England’s Nations League hopes, that Gareth Southgate came to understand Jack Grealish.The touch that will be remembered for some time came in the 79th minute, a delicate caress with the outside of his right boot that deceived Thomas Meunier and allowed Grealish to race free. The pass to Harry Kane that followed proved it was not just for show.- Advertisement – There were plenty of them on a night when England lost but Grealish won. The debate about whether he should be in this squad is over. Discussion over whether he has a place in this team should stop too. A more fitting question is whether he is now England’s best player.This was Grealish’s competitive debut for his country, away to the world’s best team, and it would be an understatement to say that he looked at ease. The swagger was there for all to see.“You always worry when a player steps up to international level, not so much whether they will bring their club form but whether they will bring their confidence, that football arrogance,” Jamie Carragher told Sky Sports. “Just watching him in this second half it is as if he is playing for Aston Villa. Everything is going through Jack Grealish.” 5:19 2:00 Jack Grealish England Chat Thumbnail Highlights of the Nations League Group A2 match between Belgium and England There was one passage of play that summed it up. Firstly, there was a hooked pass over the top of the Belgium midfield for Declan Rice to run onto. Then came a clever angled pass to the same player that he controlled nonchalantly out of the sky with his right knee.Grealish followed that with up a quick dart between three opponents before sliding a measured pass through to Bukayo Saka inside the box. Another probing ball took out four Belgium defenders and found the feet of Kane inside the penalty area once more.It was a contribution worthy of any highlights package but this little snippet of Grealish’s quality all came in the 85th minute of a match that, by that point, he had long since taken over.“Fantastic again from Grealish in and around that box,” said Carragher. “He has been the standout performer, certainly second half, and, I think, throughout the game for England.” – Advertisement – 4:38 Jamie Redknapp and Ashley Cole analyse England’s selection and formation problems center_img  5:51 It is an example of an intelligence that should quell concerns over some oft-repeated criticisms of Grealish’s game. Some seem to bristle at the sight of him on the deck but he won seven fouls for his side against Belgium, many of them in dangerous areas. They are chances that this team will cherish in the biggest games.Others point to his tendency to hold onto the ball too long, a perverse complaint given England’s pitiful history of ball retention. Midway through the second half, he sucked so many men to him that Kyle Walker was free to shoot from the edge of the area.If the balance of the team was not quite right in the absence of two wide-forwards with pace in Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling, that is a problem for Southgate to solve.Any solution now looks likely to include Grealish.“I thought Jack had an absolutely outstanding game,” Southgate told Sky Sports. Gareth Southgate praised the performance of Jack Grealish against Belgium – Advertisement – Ashley Cole and Jamie Redknapp discuss what Jack Grealish offers this England team preview image– Advertisement – “What I saw that I knew I would see was someone with the bravery to play. He took the ball in tight areas, his techniques were good, he took players out of the game. We knew he would buy a lot of free-kicks, which, of course, he did. I just thought he was outstanding. He should be absolutely delighted with the way that he played.”Has he climbed up the England manager’s list?“Yeah, 100 per cent. Today was a great game for us to see him in and to see the level. I could not speak highly enough about his performance.”As for the man himself, even in defeat he struggled to mask his delight in producing such an impressive showing in a match that must have felt like a trial game given the speculation.“I absolutely loved it,” he told Sky Sports.“For me, this is what I have been waiting for. These are the games that I dreamed of playing in. This is what I love, the pressure of needing to play well.”Jack Grealish loved it and he is no doubt feeling that love from everyone now. But perhaps the most significant outcome of this evening in Belgium is that, however belatedly that appreciation might have come, his England manager now understands him too. That it came in a defeat should not detract from Grealish’s contribution. Two goals from outside the box scuppered England’s chances but they had their openings at the other end.Everything that they did create was instigated by him and his willingness to feed passes into the feet of Kane was something that will not have been lost on the England captain.“I really like him,” Kane told Sky Sports. “It was great to get out on the pitch with him. He is always looking for that pass forward which is great for a striker. Really positive signs.”Grealish felt that connection too“I think it just clicks with certain players,” he added. “Every time I had the ball I was trying to look for him because I know what damage he can cause in and around the box.”last_img read more

China virus death toll hits 636, more than 30,000 infections

first_imgThe official Chinese death toll from the coronavirus outbreak rose on Friday to 636, with the government saying total infections had climbed past 30,000.The toll was raised by 73 new deaths from the epidemic, the National Health Commission said in its daily update.Another 3,143 new cases of infection were confirmed, bringing total infections in the country thus far to 31,161, it said. The central province of Hubei where the virus originated continued to be hardest-hit, accounting for 69 of the new deaths reported in the 24 hours to Friday.Of the reported infections, more than 4,800 of those people were in serious condition.Chinese authorities are still struggling to contain the outbreak despite ordering millions of people indoors in a growing number of cities, with overwhelmed hospitals struggling to treat the surging numbers of ill.The contagion emerged in the Hubei provincial capital of Wuhan in December, later spreading to the rest of China and more than two dozen other countries, prompting the World Health Organisation to declare a global emergency.The number of confirmed infections in China could still grow significantly, with the health commission saying that more than 26,000 other people were “suspected” of having contracted the virus.Topics :last_img read more

Jeremie Aliadiere unconvinced by Arsenal’s pursuit of Gremio star Everton Soares

first_imgEverton was one of the stars of Brazil’s Copa America campaign (Picture: Getty)Aliadiere, though, isn’t sure that Everton is physically cut out for English football and believes that Arsenal’s priority in the transfer window should be strengthening their defence.AdvertisementAdvertisementAliadiere speaking exclusively to 888sport said: ‘I really like Everton Soares. I saw him play at the Copa America and he was terrific.‘He was quick and sharp and skilful but he wasn’t very strong and in the Premier League you need to be. I am not so sure that a winger is an area where Arsenal need to buy at the moment.‘If you can bring in a top player on the cheap then great, that should be done. But at the moment when I’m seeing the kids in pre-season and I think they deserve a chance.‘We then also have Mkhitaryan, Ozil and Maitland-Niles – these are top players who need to play. With the budget that we have I’d rather we spent all of that on defenders and a central midfielder than Everton Soares.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal have had a quiet summer so far with 18-year-old Brazilian striker Gabriel Martinelli the club’s only addition with just over two weeks to go until the transfer window shuts.They are expected to secure deals for Real Madrid playmaker Dani Ceballos and Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba soon, though, although the latter will return to his current club on loan.Everton, meanwhile, helped deputise for the injured Neymar during the Copa America and he impressed, scoring three goals for his country including in their 3-1 win over Peru in the final.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Jeremie Aliadiere unconvinced by Arsenal’s pursuit of Gremio star Everton Soares Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 24 Jul 2019 5:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.8kShares Everton Soares is on Arsenal’s transfer radar this summer (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal striker Jeremie Aliadiere has hailed the club’s reported transfer target Everton Soares but is not convinced that he is what they need this summer.The 23-year-old Gremio winger is believed to be on Arsenal’s transfer shortlist after playing an important role in Brazil’s Copa America win earlier this month.Unai Emery is eager to add a wide player to his squad this summer and Everton would represent a far cheaper alternative to Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.It has been reported that Everton would cost around £36m compared to £80m for Zaha and with Arsenal’s budget stretched he could be the more viable option.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Why I live in … Ten News sports presenter Jonathan Williams loves living in Everton Park

first_imgWe live in Everton Park, which is a really central suburb for work, schools and lifestyle. It’s only an hour away from both the Gold and Sunshine Coast so it’s easy to get away on weekends. The traffic coming home on a Sunday afternoon is never fun. What do you love about your home? Where do you live and why? Both my wife and I are from the Sunshine Coast and that still has a big place in our hearts. We’re not fussy and don’t need something fancy overseas. Just a beachfront home at Sunshine Beach would do us just fine!Some of the places along that stretch of coast are just amazing and if we won the lottery that’s where we’d happily settle down. What was the best piece of property advice you were given? Our home is a really nice family home, there’s lots more I’d like to do with it, but that would interfere with the kids’ trampoline or swings or play areas. Anyone with a young family knows it’s a balance trying to reno your home and also make it child friendly. What would you change about your home? My mum and dad were very keen on Jacqui (my wife) and I entering the property market as soon as we could afford it. Their thinking was basically just get in, make the most of the government first homeowners grants (when they were available) and go from there. They were wise words and it’s been a great financial investment knowing when it does come time to sell, (hopefully) we’ll make some money.center_img We’d love to fix our outdoor living areas and also add a pool. The kids would love nothing more than a pool in summer. What is the best thing about your suburb? Ten News First sports presenter Jonathan Williams.JONATHAN Williams is the sports presenter for 10 News First in Queensland. He lives on Brisbane’s northside with his family. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoWe’ve found Everton Park to be really family friendly and community minded. Particularly our street, we have very welcoming neighbours, I mow their lawns, they’ll take the bins in if we’re away and feed the fish. We’ll often have barbecues. If money was no option, what would be your fantasy home and where? last_img read more

Balbriggan all the way

first_imgBalbriggan put up an admirable front-running performance to land a gamble in the highly competitive Ladbrokes Troytown Handicap Chase at Navan. Groody Hill, winner of this race in 2011, stayed on strongly for third, with Back Off Mate fourth. “It was easy enough to fancy him off a light weight,” said Sexton, last season’s champion Irish conditional rider.. “He was loving it all in front. His ears were pricked and he was winging his fences. He loves galloping and he handles soft ground.” Elliott, completing a double on the day following the success of Free Expression, said: “He’s owned by two soccer agents (Lee Power and Willie McKay). “We gave a good few quid for him but he’s paid his way now. He ran at Sedgefield because the lads were going to be there and we had a great day out. “I couldn’t believe the price he was (20-1 on Saturday and 11-1 on track). He’s in all the staying chases like the Becher and the Paddy Power. “He’d a nice light weight on his back and Kevin jumped him out and made use of it. He gave him a fine ride.” Balbriggan was cut to 12-1 from 14s for the Coral Welsh National with Paddy Power. Available at 14-1 in places in the morning, the Gordon Elliott-trained grey was sent off the 4-1 favourite and barely gave his legion of supporters an anxious moment. Ridden with supreme confidence by 3lb claimer Kevin Sexton, Balbriggan saw off all-comers as he bounded to victory by a length and three-quarters from Owega Star, the only one to pose a threat coming down the straight. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

History to be created as GHB hosts Pan American Cup 2017

first_imgGUYANA will host its first Pan American Cup this year, following the announcement by the Pan American Hockey Federation recently, with the Guyana Hockey Board (GHB) hailing it as a historic achievement.The release from the body today indicated that Guyana will host both the men’s and women’s qualifying tournaments for the FIH Indoor World Cup 2018, a major accomplishment according to GHB president Philip Fernandes.“The Pan American Indoor Championships is a huge opportunity for Guyana. It is the first event of this magnitude for hockey that Guyana will host, in the history of the federation and it puts Guyana in the limelight for hockey.”He added, “It gives the country a great opportunity to showcase what Guyana is all about and that Guyana could function as a very effective host nation for international tournaments.”Meanwhile, Coco Budeisky, PAHF president, trusts that having a new country hosting a PAHF tournament will motivate other countries to apply for future events.According to the PAHF website, following the recommendation of the Bid Evaluation Committee, the Board of Directors approved Guyana to host the PAHF event for the first time and in the city of Georgetown.It will be held between October 14 and 22 with the exact dates to be confirmed along with the schedule of matches, which will be determined upon completion of team entries.last_img read more

Kwesé TV Thrills Anthony Joshua Fans in Sagamu

first_imgThis fight coincided with Sagamu Day, an annual celebration of life by Sagamu residents where praise and rituals are offered to the gods of the land.It was the second time Kwese will bring an Anthony Joshua fight to audience real time. In April 2017, Kwesé broadcast the fight between the champion, Anthony Joshua and Ukrainian former professional boxer, Wladimir Klitschko on its pay-tv, free-to-air and mobile platforms.Kwesé Sports is Econet Media’s exclusive sports content platform available on the Kwesé TV network.Through Econet Media’s pan-African presence, Kwesé Sports is accessible in a number of countries across sub-saharan Africa offering the very best in international and African sports.Kwesé Sports holds rights to some of the most popular sports content such as the Premier League, NBA, various FIFA tournaments including the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, Carabao Cup, Copa del Rey NFL, etc. Kwesé is also the exclusive home of ESPN offering 24 hours of comprehensive sports coverage.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria‘s innovative and newest pay-tv, Kwesé brought joy and excitement to the faces of Anthony Joshua’s family and fans over the weekend in Sagamu, Ogun State.The people of the ancient town, joined the rest of the world to celebrate Joshua as he defended his WBA and IBF heavyweight title against Cameroon-born French boxer, Carlos Takam, last Saturday.The much-anticipated bout which was screened live at Baba Josh Hall in Sagamu, saw over 2,000 fans cram into the facility to watch their own star win the iconic fight.Joshua dominated the fight, which was broadcast, to millions of Nigerians courtesy of Kwese TV from round one through the 10th round when the referee stopped the fight to save the Cameroonian from further punishment.The boxer has his roots in Sagamu, a historic town located in Ogun State.Ahead of the match, the Joshua family in Sagamu partnered Kwesé to air the live broadcast at the Joshua family hall in Sagamu.last_img read more