NAFCU, members, staff donate to American Red Cross in Texas

first_img continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU, its credit unions members and staff continue to send donations to the American Red Cross in Texas to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.“We are tremendously saddened to see and hear about the devastating impacts Hurricane Harvey is having on the city of Houston and its people. Our thoughts and prayers are with them,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “With families being uprooted and their lives forever changed, we are reminded in these moments of the need to come together as one community and give our time and resources where possible.“As we donate to the American Red Cross in Texas, we stand ready to help our Texas credit union members as they go on serving their communities in the coming months of recovery,” Berger added. “We are thankful for the recovery assistance currently underway, and will continue to do everything we can to support these efforts.”last_img read more

IOC to hold coronavirus crisis talks with sports bodies

first_img Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Most Stunning Wedding Looks From Around The WorldWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?15 Extremely Surprising Facts About Disney PrincessesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Mesmerizing Wedding Looks From Different Countries Loading… With less than five months to go before the Tokyo Olympics, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach plans emergency talks with member organisations, sources close to the IOC said on Sunday. On Sunday, the Olympic countdown clock in Ginza in Tokyo showed 131 days before the Games are scheduled to start The IOC plans a conference call on Tuesday to “keep the international federations informed of the situation, as well as the National Olympic Committees and athletes,” one source close to the IOC told AFP. The IOC “will take stock of the actions taken” to respond to the coronavirus crisis “and the federations will have the opportunity to ask questions” added a source close to one international sports federation The IOC “conducts a regular dialogue with all the Olympic partners and regularly informs them of the situation,” added an IOC spokesman. While many international sporting events have been postponed or cancelled, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised on Friday that Tokyo would host the Olympic Games as planned in July and August, despite questions raised by the pandemic. Thomas Bach said on Thursday that his organisation would follow the recommendations of the World Health Organisation regarding a possible postponement.center_img Read Also: Pogba makes coronavirus fund-raising pledge He acknowledged, however, that the cancellation of qualifying events due to the epidemic was already posing “serious problems”. The issue of qualifying will be a focus of Tuesday’s telephone meeting. At the beginning of March, Bach said the IOC would show “flexibility” regarding the qualifications for the Tokyo and encouraged “all athletes to continue to prepare” for the Games. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Introducing the Esports Insider Forum Series

first_imgEsports Insider, the industry focused media platform, is delighted to announce the launch of the Esports Insider Forum Series (#ESIForum) — beginning on Thursday July 20th (18:30 – 23:00).  The ESI Forum will welcome the finest professionals from in and around the industry at Fnatic’s Bunkr in Shoreditch, London. These Forums will take place on a monthly basis for relaxed evenings of food, drink, networking opportunities, panel discussions and more. Each month there’ll be a different focus, with the inaugural Forum focusing on why football clubs are entering esports and what the future will look like as the traditional sports world and esports industry continue to intertwine. We will be hosting a short panel discussion on the topic before encouraging everyone to have a casual natter with the help of copious amounts of beer and pizza. The fun doesn’t stop there. One thing that we all have in common is a passion for competition and video games. We’re expecting the highest calibre of competition as we host a FIFA tournament (in fitting with the Forum’s theme). There will be a small tournament fee, with all proceeds heading to the fantastic gaming charity SpecialEffect – who will also be in attendance on the night. The company do some incredible work and attendees will be able to try out of their adjusted gaming products at the Bunkr. SpecialEffect Events Coordinator, Tom Donegan stated: “We’re honoured to have been chosen as the charity partner for this exciting event. The ESI Forum gives us a fantastic opportunity to showcase our work and hopefully make some new friends too! “The esports community are incredibly supportive of what we do and really understand the importance of helping disabled gamers to compete on a level playing field. We don’t charge for any of our services, so the money raised through the Fifa tournament will also make a big difference.”Sam Cooke, Editor of Esports Insider commented: “We’re delighted to announce the launch of the ESI Forum and look forward to welcoming some of the brightest minds in esports to the Bunkr each month. With London becoming an increasingly busy space for ventures in and around esports the evening will provide the perfect opportunity to put faces to names and forge valuable business relationships for the future. Pizza, beer and unadulterated esports chat – it can’t get much better than that.”  Did we mention there are 25 bags jam packed with the finest swag that will be handed out on the night to those that are first to sign up?Tickets are now on sale here. We’re keeping the Forum cosy so make sure you grab them before they disappear. The first 20 tickets purchased are £10 (excl VAT), with remaining tickets priced at £15.last_img read more

Tyler Skaggs offers Angels’ bullpen little relief in loss to A’s

first_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter PreviousOakland’s Matt Olson, left, Matt Chapman, center, and Stephen Piscotty celebrate after their 7-4 victory over the Angels on Thursday at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Angels second baseman Luis Rengifo can’t handle a ball hit for a single by Oakland’s Jurickson Profar during the seventh inning of Thursday’s game at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, pops out during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsOakland Athletics starting pitcher Mike Fiers throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Oakland Athletics’ Stephen Piscotty, left, makes it to second on a wild pitch as Los Angeles Angels second baseman Luis Rengifo misses the throw from home during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws during the second inning of the team’s baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Oakland Athletics’ Mark Canha, center, is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a single by Jurickson Profar during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Oakland Athletics’ Ramon Laureano, right, is congratulated by Josh Phegley, left, after scoring during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, heads to first with a single during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim singles as Josh Phegley #19 of the Oakland Athletics looks on during the fourth inning of a game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 06, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Brian Goodwin #18 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim connects for a sacrifice fly as Josh Phegley #19 of the Oakland Athletics looks on during the fourth inning of a game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 06, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Shohei Ohtani #17 oscores on a sacrifice fly by Brian Goodwin #18 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as Josh Phegley #19 of the Oakland Athletics looks on during the fourth inning of a game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 06, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, left, congratulates teammate Brian Goodwin after he scored on Goodwin’s sacrifice fly during the fourth inning of Thursday’s game against the A’s at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout hits a two-run home run during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim connects for a two run homerun during the fifth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 06, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Tommy La Stella #9 congratulates Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after his two-run homerun as Josh Phegley #19 of the Oakland Athletics and umpire Kerwin Danley look on during the fifth inning of a game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 06, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim avoids a high pitch during the first inning of a game against the Oakland Athleticsat Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 06, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 06: Jaime Barria #51 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks on after allowing a solo home run by Stephen Piscotty #25 of the Oakland Athletics during the seventh inning of a game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 06, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Oakland’s Matt Olson, left, Matt Chapman, center, and Stephen Piscotty celebrate after their 7-4 victory over the Angels on Thursday at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Angels second baseman Luis Rengifo can’t handle a ball hit for a single by Oakland’s Jurickson Profar during the seventh inning of Thursday’s game at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 18Angels second baseman Luis Rengifo can’t handle a ball hit for a single by Oakland’s Jurickson Profar during the seventh inning of Thursday’s game at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandANAHEIM — Angels starter Tyler Skaggs slogged through a tough fourth inning Thursday, a series of singles frustrating like paper cuts.The fifth inning cut like a saw blade.On a day when the Angels could have used their first complete game of 2019 – Manager Brad Ausmus even joked about it in the dugout Thursday afternoon – Skaggs matched his shortest start of the season. The Angels needed Jaime Barría to mop up the final five innings of a 7-4 loss to the Oakland A’s before an announced crowd of 34,109 at Angel Stadium.Wednesday, the bullpen tossed 6⅓ innings in relief of Felix Peña – 7⅓, if you include the work of “opener” Cam Bedrosian. At least that dark cloud held the silver lining of a walk-off victory, but the game continued a trend that’s perturbed the club all season. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros center_img After that, Skaggs said, “I think I got too cute. Still got ahead of a lot of people and gave up some two-strike hits. It’s just one of those days. It’s frustrating. It sucks that it happened today.”The Angels committed three errors. The worst: a comically bad throw by left fielder Brian Goodwin in the fifth inning, when the ball slipped out of his hand and landed no more than 10 feet in front of him.After winning eight of their last 12 games to pull within two games of .500, the Angels (30-33) are now 12½ games behind the first-place Astros in the American League West, matching their largest deficit of the season. They host the reeling Seattle Mariners (26-40) for three games beginning Friday.The Angels don’t have a starting pitcher for Saturday. It will not be Barría, who was the closest thing to a metaphorical silver lining on a literal cloudy day.“It’s a really bright silver lining that he was able to keep the bullpen from having to come in or even get up and throw the baseball,” Ausmus said. Angels relievers lead all of baseball in innings pitched, largely due to their use of one-inning “openers.” Even excluding the 41 innings pitched by Peña and other starters in relief, only five teams have demanded more innings from their bullpen than the Angels.There was no silver lining Thursday after Skaggs (4-6) completed four innings, then bequeathed a pair of runners to Jaime Barría in the fifth without recording an out. Skaggs threw 15 pitches in the inning, six for strikes. He walked Chad Pinder and Matt Chapman, then allowed an RBI single to Khris Davis that put the Angels in a 4-1 hole.“I just didn’t have it today,” Skaggs said. “It was just a disaster.”After touching 93 mph in the fourth inning, Skaggs’ fastball topped out at 89 mph in the fifth. He was not removed for any medical reason; rather, a series of long at-bats simply wore him down.Skaggs didn’t need reminding about the season-long burden on his bullpen. “It’s frustrating,” he said. “I really wanted to go out there and give the team some length and win the series and complete opposite today. I wouldn’t say it’s embarrassing but it’s probably the worst outing I’ve had in a long time. Nobody’s more frustrated than me. I let my team down, I let the bullpen down. Just one of those days.”Barría, who was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake earlier in the day, didn’t fare much better than Skaggs initially. A pair of sacrifice flies sandwiched around a walk allowed the A’s to extend their lead to 6-1. Both of those runs were charged to Skaggs, whose final line was arguably his worst of the season: four walks, six hits and six runs (five earned) allowed over four-plus innings.A two-run home run by Mike Trout against A’s starter Mike Fiers (5-3) pulled the Angels within 6-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning. But a solo home run by Stephen Piscotty in the seventh inning off Barría extended the A’s lead. Jared Walsh doubled and scored on a groundout in the ninth inning to provide the final score.Trout’s home run was his 16th of the season and his second in as many days. Kole Calhoun and Tommy La Stella each had two of the Angels’ nine hits; Calhoun also stole a base. But the Angels did not induce much stress on Fiers or relievers Ryan Buchter, Liam Hendriks, Lou Trivino or Joakim Soría. They finished 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position.Fiers was not the pitcher who no-hit the Reds on May 7. He allowed seven hits in six innings, but he allowed only three runs. That was enough to subdue the Angels for the second time in two head-to-head starts this season.“We had a little trouble with Fiers,” Ausmus said. “We were able to score, but he pitched very well. He mixes it up. He’s got a four-seam fastball he can ride up in the zone. Mixes in a curveball, a little slider, an occasional change. You really never know what you’re going to get because he stays out of patterns. He’s a smart pitcher.”The first three innings were a brisk affair, as Skaggs matched Fiers zero for zero. In the fourth, consecutive singles by Piscotty, Mark Canha, Ramon Laureano and Jurickson Profar allowed the A’s to take a 2-0 lead. A sac fly by Josh Phegley made it 3-0 before the inning was over.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more