Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Slash, And More To Play Special B.B. King Tribute

first_imgDerek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi are masters of the blues, making them the perfect fit to pay tribute to the late, great B.B. King. The husband and wife duo will team up with Slash, Joe Bonamassa, Keb’ Mo’, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jimmie Vaughan, and Joe Louis Walker on Thursday, September 1st to play King’s music at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills, CA.The show, which is being put on by The Grammy Foundation, will honor B.B. King’s life and his massive contribution to the Blues genre. King passed away in 2015 after a long and public battle with Diabetes.To buy tickets or find out more info about the event, click here.One of the last times the blues guitarists played together, Derek Trucks nearly moved B.B. King to tears, saying to Trucks that his playing was the “best [he’d] ever heard it.” Watch the touching interaction below:last_img read more

Contingency planning

first_imgFinancial Readiness is something we all champion when promoting our credit union values to each of our members. Everything from building a “rainy day” fund and saving 3–6 months of pay to getting out of debt and saving for retirement to and practicing delayed gratification and avoiding credit. These are all sound financial practices, and we should always support efforts that educate and foster these ideals.The good news is that each of these principles and practices apply to each of our member credit unions, particularly as credit unions continue to find ways to cope with the great economic shutdown of 2020. Fortunately, many of you have told me you will be okay in the short-term. Yet, we are still waiting to see how mortgage forbearances will play out, whether entire industries will vanish along with many jobs, and the prospect of looming tax increases to help pay for it all.The bad news is the COVID-19 pandemic is not over. In fact, Europe is in the middle of another economic shutdown. Worse, the United States is on the brink of what some leaders are describing as a “dark winter.” Whether this vision is true or not, we need to be prepared. As such, each credit union will need to adapt and have access to a variety of tools, methods, and policies that will enable their continued recovery and success.One such resource is the NCUA’s Central Liquidity Facility (CLF). The purpose of the CLF is to provide enrolled credit unions with a sustainable source of liquidity. To bolster the CLF’s impact, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act enacted several important changes to the CLF. These include: ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr This is placeholder text continue reading »center_img This post is currently collecting data…last_img read more

Junior gamblers battle addiction, shows major study (Aust)

first_imgHerald Sun 26 June 2012Children as young as 10 are battling serious gambling problems, a major study has revealed. A concerning number of children are addicted to gambling, including betting on football games. Picture: Getty Images Source: Herald Sun And they have few difficulties side-stepping the law.The first national study of the gambling habits of Australia’s youth has found a tenth of kids aged 10-14 fit definitions of “at-risk” or “problem” gamblers.And a third have adults willing to place bets on their behalf.Anti-gambling campaigner the reverend Tim Costello said “every parent should be very concerned” by the report, released by the Australian Council for Educational Research.“Essentially the long arms of the gambling industry reach into our youth,” Mr Costello said.“It softens them up, even when they are children, because they always need a new generation (of addicts).”The study, based on surveys with 5600 Australians aged 10-24, found widespread experimentation with gambling. read more