Foundations step up with assistance programs

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr North Georgia Credit Union employees each received $100 to spend locally in support of the #CreditUnionsCareChallenge. continue reading »center_img Credit union foundations, with support from leagues and credit unions, are providing relief assistance throughout the states they serve as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic touches every corner of the nation.Iowa Credit Union FoundationThe Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) launched a new Emergency Relief Fund to assist Iowans during the pandemic, which has caused a major disruption to the state’s economy, the income of many Iowans, and the health of small businesses across the state.Under the leadership of Executive Director Jaimie Miller, the fund has raised more than $675,000 with donations still streaming in.“Founded during the devastating floods of 1993, the Foundation is here to help again in this time of economic uncertainty,” says Miller. “This emergency fund was created with generous donations from credit unions, businesses, and individuals, enabling us to do more to help vulnerable Iowans and communities across the state.”last_img read more

Mikel Arteta slams ‘unacceptable’ Arsenal defending after Crystal Palace draw

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Mikel Arteta slams ‘unacceptable’ Arsenal defending after Crystal Palace draw Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 11 Jan 2020 3:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Jordan Ayew’s deflected effort helped earn Crystal Palace a draw against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)He said: ‘I think first 35 mins is exactly what I want from our Arsenal team to play like.‘We controlled the game, we were very dominant, we were in the right positions, we created chances, we were so good in transition.‘We were aggressive after that. We had a 10 minute spell where we started to give some free kicks away and obviously they put more people in the box and it was more stop and start.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‘But I was really pleased with the first half then the first 10 or 15 minutes of the second half again credit to them as well they started to push and we had more difficulties.‘We conceded a goal where we completely switched off and that is unacceptable and I am really upset with that.‘But after that I think we reacted very well after conceding the goal and after Auba’s red card.’MORE: Arsenal equal unwanted record after disappointing Crystal Palace drawMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to miss Arsenal’s clash against Chelsea after red card in Crystal Palace draw Mikel Arteta was disappointed with Arsenal’s defending during their 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty) Mikel Arteta admitted he was bitterly disappointed with Arsenal’s ‘unacceptable’ defending which led to Jordan Ayew’s equalising goal in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had fired the visitors into a deserved early lead after he provided a fitting end to a slick 19-pass move, but the Gunners failed to build on their early dominance.Palace upped the tempo after the break and Arsenal struggled to cope minus the presence of Lucas Torreira whose combative presence was missed after he failed to re-emerge for the second half.ADVERTISEMENTRoy Hodsgon’s drive subsequently drew level when Cheikhou Kouyate pounced on a loose ball in the box following a quick free kick and fed Ayew who found the back of the net via a wicked deflection off David Luiz.AdvertisementAdvertisementAlthough Arteta was encouraged by a spirited response to Aubameyang’s 67th minute red card, the Arsenal manager admitted he was upset with the way his side allowed the Eagles a route back into the game. Advertisementlast_img read more

I was not under pressure playing against Hearts in Accra: Toure

first_imgKumasi Asante Kotoko striker Ahmed Toure says there was no pressure on him playing against Accra Hearts of Oak at the Accra sports stadium on Sunday.The Ivorian striker Ahmed Toure swerved Hearts to complete a sensational return to Asante Kotoko after playing and scoring in a friendly for the Phobians.The 27-year-old who scored in the first leg couldn’t register his name on the scoring sheet as Hearts drew 1-1 with Kotoko in the second leg of the Super Clash friendly.For me I take all games that I play as normal games and there was no pressure on me playing here,” striker Ahmed Toure told Joy sports“I just made a decision to return to Kotoko so I don’t have any problem with Accra Hearts Oak.“I had a great game but I think the referee messed up the game by taking that penalty for Hearts.”last_img read more