For the second time in less than two months, at least four wildfires have destroyed homes, buildings, cars, and more than 80,000 acres forcing tens of thousands to evacuate their neighborhoods and communities over the last three days across Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside counties in California.At least six credit unions were forced to temporarily close some of their branches because of the threat from the fires or because of power outages.Credit unions that closed branches Tuesday and Wednesday were the $473 million CBC Federal Credit Union in Oxnard, Calif., the $2.4 billion Premier America Credit Union in Chatsworth, the $2.8 billion Unify Financial Federal Credit Union in Torrance, the $633 million Water and Power Community Credit Union, the $223 million Popa Federal Credit Union in Cerritos, according to the California Credit Union League.Late Wednesday, Joe Schroeder, president/CEO of the $835 million Ventura County Credit Union in Ventura, decided to close three branches until further notice because of air quality issues. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Samaras had 12 months remaining on the two-year deal he signed last summer when he moved to The Hawthorns as a free agent after being released by Scottish champions Celtic. The 30-year-old Greece international striker made just eight appearances for Albion, most coming from the substitutes’ bench. In February he was loaned out to Al-Hilal until the end of the season. Samaras played 11 times for the Saudi Arabian club, scoring two goals. Georgios Samaras has had his contract at West Brom terminated by mutual consent, the Barclays Premier League club have announced. Press Association
After an exciting run through the streets of Ikoyi, the race ended with Gbenle Similoluwa and Goodluck Dara emerging winners in the male and female category. They each went home with a prize of N100, 000, courtesy of MTN.The second prize-winners Muritala Toheeb and Agbede Ibukun received N50,000 each, while Akodenu Joleme and Olojede Tofunmi went home with N25,000 each as third prize winners. Participants at the event also went home with various gift items courtesy of MTN Nigeria.Congratulating the winners, the Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Nigeria, Rahul De said “this event not only provides a platform for the participating kids to engage in physical exercises; we believe it would also stimulate children to adopt healthy lifestyles from a very young age.”One of the beneficiaries, Goodluck Dara while receiving a cash gift of N100, 000 from MTN Nigeria, expressed her excitement stating, “I have just won the kids marathon for 5km, it was very exhilarating, very fun and last year I came second. What I did this time around was to keep motivating myself that I could do it.”“My motto is start strong finish strong and that is what really drove me to do my best today and I want to say thank you to MTN for supporting this event.” Dara added.This is the second edition of this competition, with last year’s event featuring over 2,000 participants from about 50 schools.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram For more than three hours on Saturday November 3, 2018, parents, teachers and marathon fans were thrilled by the performance of nearly 2000 children who took part in the 2018 Lagos Kids Mini Marathon – an initiative of St. Saviour’s School, Ikoyi Endowment Fund.The Lagos Kids Mini Marathon – which was supported by MTN through its mPulse (a special customer proposition for teens and tweens) – is the first kids-focused marathon event in Lagos and was created to inspire children to be more physically active from an early age, as well as raise funds for charity.This year’s event had as its theme: “Active Kids Rock”.
The Lions scored all their points with the boot when they out-muscled the Crusaders 12-3 on Saturday, the impressive display following two lacklustre tour outings in which the visitors combined for just two tries.Seymour, however, is confident that a contest against an expansive Highlanders side combined with the gradual improvement of the touring party will enable the Lions to finally start putting more points on the board ahead of the All Blacks tests.”We would be lying if we said we weren’t a little bit disappointed that we hadn’t crossed the whitewash a few more times,” the 28-year-old Glasgow Warriors wing told reporters in Dunedin.”It is only so long you want to go creating those opportunities and not finishing them off, you can only be pleased for so long about creating them. It is no good having them and not converting,” he added.”But it’s a lot easier to go finishing off those final passes, than it is to go from creating nothing.”Seymour starts in the back three with Jack Nowell and Jared Payne against the 2015 Super Rugby champions after coach Warren Gatland opted for an entirely new starting lineup, and the Scot is looking forward to facing All Blacks wing Waisake Naholo.”That’s the theme for this trip, there is a lot of talent in the back three over here and certainly Naholo fits right into that,” he added.”He is a fantastic player and a very tricky opponent but one we are looking forward to.”These are the challenges both as a team and individually that we knew we were going to face and it’s an exciting opportunity for myself and us as a backline to try to go out and hopefully get the better of them.”Following the Highlanders match, the Lions have two more tour games prior to the first of three tests against the All Blacks in Auckland on June 24. Photo by: DAVID ROGERS/GETTY IMAGES (Tommy Seymour in action against the New Zealand Barbarians in the first match of the British and Irish Lions tour)