How credit unions can help millennial parents save for college

first_imgAccording to CollegeData, the average cost of an in-state public university for the 2014-2015 school year was $23,410. For a private school, the cost goes up to $46,272. The Institute for College Access & Success reported an average student loan debt of $28,400 for students in the class of 2013.Struggling with student loan debt and figuring out a way to pay for an education has sparked a new way parents think about their children’s future, according to a study by Fidelity Investments. In 2007, 58 percent of parents between ages 30 and 34 had started to save for their children’s education. Only 16 percent planned on paying for all of their children’s college payments.Saving for collegeIn 2015, 74 percent of parents in the same age range have started to save and nearly half plan to pay for all college costs. continue reading » 28SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Rescue of 35 child workers triggers probe in India’s garment factory hub

first_imgTiruppur’s top official K Vijayakarthikeyan said the local administration had since been carrying out more factory visits in the major garment hub to search for cases of child labor.”We are conducting an enquiry and have instructed all our staff to update us on a daily basis,” Tiruppur’s district-in-charge told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by telephone.”A probe against the mill has been initiated and all efforts are being made to ensure this rare case doesn’t happen again.”As India slowly opens up after months of lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19, activists are concerned that more child workers will be recruited and exploited as industries re-open. Efforts to tackle child labor in garment factories in southern India are being ramped up after the rescue of 35 children from a spinning mill, officials said on Thursday, amid concerns of an increase in trafficking as coronavirus restrictions are eased.In one of the first cases of child labor reported in India since the pandemic, 32 girls and three boys were rescued in Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu state last week following a tip-off to staff at Childline, a toll-free emergency helpline for children.The children were forced to work 14 hours-a-day and given no days off, according to the district’s child welfare committee. “Adolescents are likely to be aggressively recruited as industries unlock and the focus is on getting the economy restarted,” said Prithviraj Sinnathambi, director of charity Community Awareness Research Education Trust (CARE-T).Indian labor laws ban the employment of anyone aged under 15 but children are permitted to support family businesses outside of school hours. This provision is widely exploited by employers and human traffickers, child rights campaigners say.India’s home ministry last month issued an advisory asking state governments to protect children from traffickers and help identify and rescue missing residents.The rescue in Tiruppur prompted social worker C M Sivababu to file a legal action asking authorities to identify and help other victims of child labor in garment factories in the area.He said labor agents had taken advantage of schools being closed and job losses leaving families on the brink of poverty.The Madras High Court responded on Thursday by directing police and labor officials to inspect local garment factories and present their findings at the next hearing in the case.Tiruppur officials said they this week received letters from parents asking them to bring home their children from factories.”One of the girls who was rescued and went back home has shared details of her work conditions with other families,” said Bhaskaran Mahalingam, project manager at charity Centre for Social Education and Development.”This has caused alarm and more parents are reaching out for help to bring back their children home safely.”About 2,400 human trafficking cases were reported in India in 2018, with nearly half of the victims aged under 18, according to the latest available government crime data. Topics :last_img read more

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3SC Continues Climb out of Drop Zone as Enyimba Slips in…

first_imgNPFL…NPFL…NPFL… By Duro Ikhazuagbe Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan continued their steady climb out of the drop zone of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) yesterday with a 1-0 victory over former champions Enyimba FC of Aba.Adebayo Abayomi scored the lone goal in the Match-day 31 clash in Ibadan in the 8th minute.The Oluyole landlords dealt a blow to Enyimba’s ambition of picking a win in Ibadan to be among the top runners in the 31 weeks old topflight. While the Aba Elephants stay in the fourth spot on 47 points, Shooting moved a step away from the drop zone in the 16th place on 40 points.Akwa United continue the upward drive with a 2-1 victory over Nasarawa United at the Nest of Champions in Uyo.Two goals either side of half time handed Akwa United a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Nasarawa United in the Match-day 31 encounter.The visitors deservedly went ahead on 38 minutes after Akwa goalkeeper spilled Manga Mohammed free kick into the path of Aminu Kadir who graciously bundled home the rebound.The hosts however replied three minutes later through Ubong Friday’s header before Christian Pyagbara scored what turned out to be the winner three minutes after the restart.MFM FC’s NPFL clash with Katsina United at the Agege Stadium was postponed till today because of heavy rain.The Sunday game was moved forward to 8.00am today after both teams came to an agreement that the pitch was unplayable in its state.The Olukoya Boys tweeted:”The game between MFM FC & Katsina United has been postponed due to heavy downpour. The game will now kick off 8am tomorrowmorning.”At the Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium in Ijebu Ode, Sunshine Stars of Akure defeated El Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri 1-0. Striker, Sikiru Alimi‘s goal in the 34th minute proved adequate to hand the Akure Gunners the whole three points at stake.Sunshine Stars Head Coach, Duke Udi was all over the moon after his side won the bruising battle with the Maiduguri Warriors.Udi said both sides were even and balanced in their respective challenge as the outcome could have gone either way.“It was a fantastic display of football by both sides, a 50/50 contest that could have gone either way.“Predictably, El Kanemi Warriors gave us a huge run for our money I give kudos to my players for holding their ground till the end of the clash.“Of course, I’m excited we pocketed the whole three points at stake, we won the contest and outright the better side on matchday.“Right now the guys can relax a bit to fight for the remaining points, at least, the victory today (Sunday) is a great cushioning on our placement on the league log.“We have shifted our attention to the remaining 21 points, good enough we play quite well on the road so we hope to get a huge chunk of the points to aim at good finishing at the end of the season.“The initial tension is steadily coming down and we are certain to further improve in performance in other matches,” said the former Osun United coach to supersport.com.Sunshine Stars are 11th on the 20-team top-flight log on 42 points 13 behind league leaders, Plateau United.MATCH DAY 31 ABS FC 2-0 Rangers Akwa Utd 2-1 NasarawaIfeanyi Ubah 2-2 Gombe  Sunshine 1-0 El KanemiShooting 1-0 EnyimbaRivers Utd 3-1 WikkiLobi 0-0 Plateau  Kano Pillars 2-0 RemoTornadoes 0-0 Abia Warriors MONDAY MFM FC Vs Katsina Utd Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Liverpool youngster proving to be one of fantasy football’s biggest bargains

first_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? silverware ALTERED 1 Latest Premier League News Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade center_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures gameday The youngster looked unlikely to start ahead of the new season after injury and Trent Alexander-Arnold’s fine form at right-back towards the end of the 2017/18 campaign.But Joel Matip’s absence has meant he has been selected in his preferred position of centre-back alongside Virgil van Dijk, and he has really grasped his chance.The 21-year-old has been outstanding in Liverpool’s first two games of the season against West Ham and Crystal Palace, helping the Reds pick up successive clean sheets.He is the joint fifth highest point-scoring Dream Team defender, level with his teammate van Dijk, having picked up 16 points so far. Joe Gomez, left, has only been selected by 1.8 per cent of Dream Team players Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes smart causal Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The new Premier League season is under way and Fantasy Football is already starting to get serious.Fans up and down the country are already questioning their teams, with injuries ruling out star players such as Kevin De Bruyne, and some surprise names collecting points.One man who you would be wise to add to your Dream Team is Liverpool defender Joe Gomez. If he’s already in your XI, then well played! possible standings Gomez is priced at just £2.5million, making him one of the biggest bargains in the game right now considering he is set to keep his place – barring injury – for some time.He is likely to see his price rise on August 31 so get in quick!last_img read more

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