3 benefits of giving money away

first_img 40SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Americans gave away an estimated $373 billion to charities in 2015. A number that size shows you how important it is to give. What causes are important to you? Are you giving to those charities? I encourage you to find a cause that’s close to your heart and make a donation. If you’re not already supporting a charity, here are 3 reasons why you should start.It’ll make you happyWe could all use a little more happiness in our lives. Giving is a great way to accomplish that. When you give your money away your body releases endorphins that can produce a “helper’s high.” Not only will it make you feel better, but you’ll be helping someone less fortunate, and that’s sure to make that person a little happier too.It’ll make you gratefulSometimes it’s really easy to overlook the opportunities we’ve been given. We grow up with so many advantages and after a while you can take those things for granted. By giving back, it helps to make you mindful of what you have, and gives you a better understanding of those who don’t have the same luxuries that we’ve been given.It’ll make you a good exampleThere’s nothing better than passing on positive traits to younger generations. By setting an example of giving with your children or grandchildren, you’re helping make the next generation aware of the issues of this world, and creating a desire to make a positive difference. If you’d like to give but don’t know who to give your money to, start here.last_img read more

Cole conquers IMCA Modified foes at Tri-State Kegger

first_imgPOCOLA, Okla. (March 27-28) – Tate Cole got the answers to a lot of questions Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway.Cole led all 30 laps of Saturday’s IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified Cecil Harlan Memorial Kegger main event. The victory paid $1,500, put Cole on the ballot for this September’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational and came in his first start of 2015. “I was kind of wondering about this weekend because I have a crate motor and this was my first night out because we didn’t get to practice on Thursday (because of rain),” he explained. “I converted my open car from last year to IMCA and this was my first time on Hoosiers in that car. I wasn’t sure how things were going to work out. They worked out pretty good, though.” Runner-up to Dan Womack in Friday’s qualifying feature, Cole started outside row one on Saturday and was ahead in the first corner. He used multiple lines in staying in the lead and pulled away on each restart, taking the checkers ahead of Ronny Gould, Brint Hartwick, 11th starting Van Gemmill and Steve Muilenburg. “It was pretty neat because last year was my first full year with IMCA and I won my first night out then, too,” said Cole, who piloted a Wheeler Metals-sponsored Shaw chassis. “I had a lot of help getting this win. We’ll run here weekly and at Outlaw Motor Speedway whenever we can this season.” Cole was a four-time feature winner and also raced at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals for the first time last year. Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Tate Cole; 2. Ronny Gould; 3. Brint Hartwick; 4. Van Gemmill; 5. Steve Muilenburg; 6. Zane Hunter; 7. Mikey Bell; 8. Daniel Tarmington; 9. Dan Womack; 10. Chuck Bumgarner; 11. Andy Milliken; 12. Allen Owen; 13. Jason Payton; 14. Brandon Henry; 15. Jeff Joldersma; 16. Brandon Wilson; 17. Nick Lawrence; 18. William Gould; 19. Harry Palmer.last_img read more

Malcolm Regisford provides Colgate needed versatility at center

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 7, 2015 at 9:22 pm Contact Jack: [email protected] When a pair of Colgate centers left the team this offseason for unknown reasons, it left the Raiders depleted of a true center. But to head coach Matt Langel, there’s no such thing.“The way the game of basketball is being played,” Langel said, “there aren’t necessarily defined positions anymore … while we don’t have an old fashioned 7-foot, back to the basket center, we try to recruit guys who can be versatile.”Rising juniors Jack Fleming, John Fenton and Wyatt Hagerty are no longer with the team. Fleming transferred after the season to Rollins College, while Fenton and Hagerty left the team for personal reasons. All big men, Colgate is left with two freshmen that play the five.Of the 10 players from last year’s team that aren’t on the 2015-16 roster, three of them were centers and eight were taller than 6-foot-4. Colgate brought in a six-man freshman class that didn’t include a player that played the center position in high school. Heading into Tuesday’s matchup with Syracuse (6-2) in the Carrier Dome, the Raiders (2-5) will rely on versatility to fill the void of a natural center.“It’s going to be a big task for us,” senior Austin Tillotson said. “If we can control the boards, we have a pretty good chance. You never know.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSix-foot-eight freshman Malcolm Regisford is leading Colgate in rebounds, averaging nearly seven per game. Because he signed his commitment to Colgate late in the process, he was aware of the players who wouldn’t be returning to the team and his opportunity to play big minutes for the Raiders opened up.“I was just ready to work hard,” Regisford said. “I was ready to play wherever the coaches needed me to be for us to be successful.”The freshman, who is listed as both a forward and a center on the Colgate website, didn’t play the role of a true center in high school. He spent a lot of time close to the basket as one of the bigger players on the team, filling the role of a “big,” he said.Regisford fills the vacancy of Colgate’s lack of a true five. He’s as close as the Raiders will get to having someone who can match up against the likes of SU’s Dajuan Coleman and Tyler Lydon.“He can move like 6’11’’ guys,” Tillotson said. “The way he uses his low center of gravity, he should definitely be considered a true center.”Tillotson knows Regisford can improve, but is adapting well to being thrown into the fire in his first season.Tillotson works with Regisford on developing a jump shot, saying that he will continue to improve with experience. Tillotson also mentioned that Regisford is pushed by fellow freshman Dana Batt.Batt, who has only accumulated four points and 16 rebounds in limited minutes this season, is a 6-foot-9 center who provides intermittent depth when Regisford isn’t on the court.Even without experience or height at center, the Raiders have held their ground on the boards for the most part this year and have been outrebounded by less than four boards per game.The Orange has been outrebounded by a margin of just over three per game, dealing with similar issues with a lack of depth at center.SU plays two centers. Chinonso Obokoh has played limited minutes in four of Syracuse’s eight games this season and Dajuan Coleman has started every game for the Orange. Coleman is still shaking off the rust from a two-year absence.And just like the Orange, Colgate is working with youth at the position to make up for a lack of depth. It may put the Raiders further behind than they already are, but it’s the only thing at its disposal.“We’re a young team,” Regisford said, “working hard, trying to get better everyday.” Commentslast_img read more

Torres released from hospital after being knocked out

first_imgHe needed treatment for several minutes, before being stretchered off, in Atletico Madrid’s 1-1 draw at Deportivo La Coruna.Torres has tweeted to thank fans for their messages of support.last_img

Tottenham striker Adebayor called up by Togo

first_imgTottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor is among 23 players summoned by coach Didier Six to face Gabon on 8 September in the first leg of the African Cup of Nations, South Africa 2013 in Libreville.Other players recalled are goalkeeper Kossi Agassa,Guillaume Brenner and Floyd AyitéAbsent from the squad is defender Donou Kokou. The Maranatha defender must serve a one-game suspension for having received two yellow cards.List of 23 players summonedGoalkeepers: Agassa Kossi (Reims, France), Mawugbé Atsu (Maranatha, Togo), Tchagouni Baba (Dijon, France).Defenders: Serge Akakpo (Zilina, Slovakia) Dare Nibombé (RBDB FC, Belgium) Gafar Mamah (Dacia, Moldova), Vincent Bossou (Saigon, Vietnam), Sadat Ouro Akoriko (Free State Stars, South Africa). Environments : Alaixys Romao (Lorient, France), Moustapha Salifou (Saarbrucken, Germany), Komlan Amewou (Nîmes Olympique, France), Mani SAPOL (Batna, Algeria), Dové Wome (Free State Stars, South Africa), Floyd Ayité ( Reims, France), Razak Boukari (Wolverhampton, England) Djene Dakonam (Coton Sport, Cameroon), Guillaume Brenner (Alki Larnaca, Cyprus) Amétépé Kodjo (Maranatha, Togo).Strikers: Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham, England), Serge Gakpé (Nantes, France), Prince Ségbéfia (Auxerre, France), Kalen Damssi (Lille, France), Mohamed Alassani (Cozensa, Italy).last_img read more