Western Union and PERA HUB to Provide Digital Cash Transfers with UnionBank

Western Union services will be available through the UnionBank app; a first in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines, Aug 11, 2021 – (BUSINESS WIRE) –Western Union, a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money and payments, and PERA HUB, a leading provider of financial services, today announced the integration of Western Union’s digital money transfer capabilities into the UnionBank Banking platform that for the first time allows customers in the Philippines to receive money transfers from Western Union 24/7 through a banking app.

Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank), one of the largest banks in the Philippines and recognized as a digital pioneer in the Asia-Pacific region, is a digital sub-agent for the PERA HUB retail brand of PETNET Inc., a leading financial services provider and long-time agent of Western Union.

The recipient-enabled feature allows customers in the Philippines to direct an international or domestic Western Union money transfer to their UnionBank account by simply entering the Western Union Unique Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) and other identification details into the UnionBank app (available at iOS and Android).

Later this year, we’ll be expanding our offering to allow customers to use the app to send money to loved ones locally or worldwide to billions of bank accounts and millions of mobile wallets and cards in approximately 125 countries or more than half a million agent locations in more than 200 countries and territories. Senders can fund their money transfers through their UnionBank accounts.

“By expanding our services with PERA HUB through UnionBank, we are offering our customers in the Philippines more choice and convenience,” said Jeffrey Navarro, Head of Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei & Indochina at Western Union. “It solidifies the momentum we’re building in digitizing money transfers while serving clients who live between a digital and a physical world, in a truly global way. Our collaboration with PERA HUB is based on our unique omnichannel strategy, which offers customers additional value and scalability in the country. “

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Western Union’s inclusive omnichannel capability is uniquely positioned to build bridges that connect digitally advanced people with those in the world who are not yet online. As part of its strategy, Western Union is increasingly working with local brands, speeding up money flow and providing reliable connections between individuals and loved ones around the world.

“Our longstanding relationship with Western Union is built on our mutual commitment to delivering the best of our opportunities to our customers,” said Ian Ocampo, President and CEO of PETNET Inc. “UnionBank is the first to introduce a fully digital Western We are proud to be your partner I look forward to innovating and exploring new opportunities for the end user. “

“Our teams at UnionBank have worked hard to bring digital banking and self-service banking to millions of Filipinos, especially amid this pandemic where we have been able to serve customers without interruption,” said Ana A. Delgado, chief Digital Channels Officer and Chief Customer Experience Officer, UnionBank. “We’re excited that this integration with Western Union enables us to do more together and provide customers with a better banking experience through seamless digital money transfers.”

For more information on the UnionBank app, see the FAQ page on www.unionbankph.com/unionbankonline.

About Western Union
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money and payments transactions. Western Union’s platform provides seamless cross-border flows and its leading global financial network connects more than 200 countries and territories and over 130 currencies. We connect businesses, financial institutions, governments and consumers through one of the world’s most widespread networks, accessing billions of bank accounts, millions of digital wallets and cards and more than 550,000 retail locations. Western Union connects the world to bring limitless possibilities within reach. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.

Via PeraHub
PERA HUB is the Philippines’ leading financial services center with over 3,000 locations across the country, offering customers a full range of reliable financial services in one place. PETNET’s retail network, PERA HUB, consists of company-owned and sub-agent branches nationwide. PERA HUB is designed to offer complementary products such as wire transfers, deposit and withdrawal services, loans, currency exchange, bill payment, airline tickets, e-loading, microinsurance and other cash and payment solutions to its growing market. To further expand its reach for cash solutions, PERA HUB launched its PERA HUB app and PERA HUB Visa prepaid card, which allows users to send and receive transfers from Western Union, pay bills and purchase prepaid top-ups. Visit the nationwide PERA HUB branches for your cash and payment solutions. The PERA HUB app is available for download in the Google Play and App Store. For more information, visit www.perahub.com.ph, call us at (+632) 8812-9209 and follow perahubph (Facebook & Twitter) and perahub on Instagram.

About UnionBank
Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) has always been one of the first to use technological innovation to empower its customers for the future of banking. Consistently recognized as one of the leading companies in Asia, it is one of the leading universal banks in the country in terms of profitability and efficiency. UnionBank has received a record number of awards and recognitions over the years, most recently named the Most Recommended Retail Bank in Asia Pacific by BankQuality.com; 4x Digital Bank of the Year from The Asset Triple A; Asia Pacific Digital Leader by IDC Asia Pacific and Top 1 Most Helpful Banks in the Philippines during COVID-19 by BankQuality.com. UnionBank stands firm in its promise to advance the future of banking through “Tech-Up Pilipinas” in order to best meet the growing needs of Filipinos everywhere and at the same time to be pioneering innovations for a better world.

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Media contacts:

Western Union Asia Pacific
Karen Santos: Karen.Santos2@westernunion.com

Angela Nikki Robas: nikki.robas@petnet.com.ph

James P. Ileto: jmpileto@unionbankph.com

Uni withdraws scholar’s supply over racist abuse of England trio

England striker Jadon Sancho (C) is comforted by his teammates after missing a penalty in the UEFA EURO 2020 final between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium in London on July 11, 2021.

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A university withdrew an offer from a student after racist abuse against English players after the EURO 2020 final.

Video footage from a Snapchat group chat was circulating on Instagram in which a person was heard using racist language to Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, who each missed penalties in the shooting at Wembley Stadium.

A spokesman for Nottingham Trent University said: “This allegation does not apply to an NTU student. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination, including racism.

“We dealt with this matter immediately and withdrew an offer from an applicant.”

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Police have arrested five people for racially abusing English players online since the defeat by Italy on Sunday.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday that the government plans to extend football bans over online racism, while social media companies face heavy fines if they fail to remove the abuse from their platforms.

How a lot prize cash is on provide on the Tour de France?

At the Tour de France 2020, Tadej Pogačar won the yellow jersey, the polka dot jersey, the best junior jersey and a sweet payday for his team.

The Tour de France is the glittering jewel in the crown of cycling, the sport’s most polished and prestigious production. Every year it is broadcast to an audience of millions around the world. It’s the cycling world championship, the Eurovision Song Contest and the Grand Final all rolled into one.

But does that huge global audience mean huge prize money?

It depends how you look at it.

The 2021 Tour de France has a total prize pool of 2,228,450 euros (2,642,340 US dollars / 3,516,770 AUD) – around 60,000 euros less than in the last two editions.

For mere mortals like you and me, that’s a considerable sum. But it’s pretty modest prize money compared to other major sports. Take the Wimbledon tennis tournament with a prize pool of £ 35,000,000 as an example (€ 40,799,650), of which the winners of the men’s and women’s singles each pocket a check in novelty for £ 1,700,000 (€ 1,981,697).

As for the tour? For three exhausting weeks, the winner of the overall ranking takes home 500,000 euros, a smart cup in the shape of a bowl and a plush toy in the shape of a lion.

The stuffed lion is awarded daily to the wearer of the yellow jersey and is the actual prize of the Tour de France.

From then on, the prize money drops sharply, divided between the remaining drivers in the race. The runner-up gets € 200,000, but in 19th place in the overall standings it’s only € 1,100 – enough for a pair of titanium eeWings cranks and a round of Dominos Pizza (but only from the extra.) Value range – nothing special) for the whole team. Drivers from the 20th to the 160th will be rewarded with € 1,000 each; € 47 for each day of racing.

But it’s not just the last big (or small) payday in Paris that drivers are scrambling for.

Sam Bennett on his way to a stage win and a Maillot Vert in Paris, 2020.

The entire prize pool is cut and diced throughout the race, in intermediate sprints and stage wins, mountain peaks and combat ability prizes. Euros are an abstract thing, but tangible things from real life are not, so CyclingTips has helpful decided to provide real-world comparisons of what riders can buy with their prize money for each of them.

A stage win in the Tour de France costs 11,000 euros – not quite enough for an S-Works Aethos. Tenth place on a stage brings a driver a more modest 600 euros – enough for a pair of CeramicSpeed ​​sliding gears made of titanium – while places 15 to 20 are no different financially: 300 euros or not quite enough for the shoes on their feet the rider.

Mark Cavendish at the time of earning € 11,000.

The points on a sprint stage meanwhile contribute to the green jersey, whose wearer collects 300 euros per day and the winner of this classification takes home 25,000 euros. Even if a driver places in an intermediate sprint, there is a financial incentive in addition to the points. The winner receives 1,500 euros, the third place deserves more than just the fleeting admiration of his fellow campaigners: He receives 500 euros, what a prize very well soiled 2002 Renault Twingo (with € 10 replacement for snacks at the petrol station on the way back from pick-up in Marseille).

Like the winner of the green jersey, the finisher in the King of the Mountains classification will also be rewarded with 25,000 euros, with cash prizes for every single categorized climb in the race. These range from 5,000 euros for the souvenir Henri Desgrange – the highest point of the race at Port d’Envalira on the 15th stage – to 200 euros for a climb in the fourth category. If a driver strings a few of these together, he can possibly head towards it a subtle height tent for the head (a bargain for € 360).

All of these prize money will be collected together in the team’s piggy bank over a period of three weeks. Since cycling is a team sport, it is common for the total to be split between riders and staff, which means Tadej Pogačar (to put a totally hypothetical winner of this year’s race out of his mind) doesn’t need the full half a million in homeland Slovenia.

Teamwork makes the dream work.

From the first day of rest, team competition manager Bahrain Victorious leads the running prize money in various outliers thanks to several stage wins and hardworking bees. At the bottom of the spectrum is the bad Qhubeka-NextHash, the brought a cryptocurrency sponsor for the event, but little real money pocketed. Currently they are sitting enough for a RyanAir team-binding trip to Zagreb for the tour squad and 10 employees.

team Prize money (€)
1 Bahrain victorious 56,800
2 Deceuninck-QuickStep 51,880
3rd Alpecin-Fenix 46,360
4th Jumbo Visma 29,310
5 UAE team Emirates 27,000
6th AG2R Citroën team 21,780
7th Team Arkea-Samsic 14,790
8th Trek-Segafredo 13,630
9 Bora-Hansgrohe 12,060
10 Team BikeExchange 11,910
11 Groupama-FDJ 9,180
12th Astana-Premier Tech 8,390
13th EF Education-Nippo 8,060
14th Lotto Soudal 7,970
fifteen Israeli start-up nation 5,030
16 B&B Hotels p / p KTM 5.010
17th Cofidis 4,750
18th Ineos Grenadiers 3,930
19th Team DSM 3,910
20th Intermarché Wanty Gobert materials 3,750
21 Movistar team 3,660
22nd Total energies 2,900
23 Next-Next hash 1,840

As for the drivers who contribute to these team pools? It is perhaps predictable that Pogačar – with a stage win, a short but growing stint in yellow, and a longer stint in white – would lead that record and do most of the work for the UAE team Emirates’ kittens.

driver Prize money (€)
1 Tadej Pogacar 26,160
2 Mark Cavendish 25,800
3rd Mathieu van der Poel 18,730
4th Matej Mohoric 15,840
5 Julian Alaphilippe 15,450
6th Jasper Philipsen 15,300
7th Dylan Teuns 11,950
8th Tim Merlier 11,730
9 Nacer Bouhanni 11,100
10 Michael Matthews 9,950

Of course it is Drivers and team members receive a wage – so these numbers are more of a performance bonus than a direct reflection of the value of their efforts.

At the end of the tour – especially if you are the hypothetical future Tour de France winner, Tadej Pogačar – these prizes will continue to rise. When the curtain falls on the Champs-Élysées, the teams and drivers will scatter to their distant corners of the world, deep tans engraved on their skin, covered in healing, peeling road rash.

Some will have made their name and fortune. Others did enough for a slightly dirty night at a Parisian nightclub, some overpriced Heinekens and a nightly kebab on the way back to the Ibis.

Native breweries supply choice of beers, meals and stay leisure

Breweries are emerging as the latest local trend in the area. Some offer a wide variety of real ales, craft beers, wines, food and not to mention the live entertainment.

There are some that are family friendly, some are pet friendly, but mostly they are people friendly and offer an atmosphere for everyone to enjoy! Here are some of the best places in New Bern and the surrounding area for freshly brewed beers and juicy foods.

Brewery 99

Pollock Street 104, New Bern

Brewery99 is Craven County’s first brewery to open in 2015. The brewery is owned by Pete Frey. The brewery recently moved from 417F Broad Street in downtown New Bern to its current location on Pollock Street.

Frey previously told the Sun Journal that he worked as a photographer and cook before his hobby, brewing, became his current profession. Frey said the name Brewery99 was based on both his birthday, September 9th, and a number of lucky coincidences such as moving to New Bern in 1999, and according to Frey, his brewery was the 99th to open in the state .

The brewery offers their flagship Confignorant Pale Ale, Lunatic Gruit, a hoppless ale with sweet storm, gentian root and mugwort, Smoke Wheat, XXX Belgian Tripel, its sweetest beer, their darkest Hideout Oatmeal Stout, among several other brews to please yours Taste buds.

The opening times are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to sunset, Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more informations, visit their website.

Beer Army gastropub

Pollockstrasse 313, Neu Bern

In 2015 the Beer Army Gastrohub opened its doors in New Bern.

Owned by Dustin Canestorp, who founded the Beer Army in 2008, and Buddy Bengel of Bengel Hospitality, the brewery offers a full menu and bar. Canestrop retired from the Marine Corps in 2014 and co-founded the brewery with Bengel in 2015, which is one of the Beer Army is separate unit.

The brewery and restaurant have 16 rotating taps and four house beers and hundreds of different bottled beers. Her specialty is burgers. It also offers wine and spirits. Customers can purchase craft beers for out-of-home consumption along with Beer Army branded goods.

The opening times are from Wednesday to Monday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the kitchen closes at 9 p.m. They are closed on Tuesday. Visit beerarmy.com for more information.

Bryan Conway uses a hop basket to add hot peppers to a boiling batch of award-winning craft beers from Brutopia Brewing Company.  A popular homebrewing, bottle shop and taproom, Brutopia opened in 2016.  Brutopia Brewing Company is based at 1201 US-70 East in James City.


1201 US 70 East, New Bern

BrÜtopia is a craft beer bar, bottle shop, full service homebrew shop, and brewery that, according to their Facebook page, has 12 continuously rotating craft brews on tap for your enjoyment. The brewery is constantly changing their beers to give customers a wider choice.

They have flights, fill growlers and a mug club that is also available to their customers. Their self-brewery supplies have an air-conditioned / dehumidified grain storage room stocked with a variety of specialty malts and hops. They also sell grain by the pound or ounce, and hops are available in one-ounce increments. The brewery also sells recipe kits from extract to whole grain and the equipment needed for both. The brewery, owned by Tim Dryden and Bryan Conway, opened its doors in James City in 2016. In October 2020 they opened a second location at 460 US 70 in Havelock. Live entertainment and a food truck are available on Friday or Saturday evenings.

The opening times are Monday to Thursday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit brutopiabeer.com or call 252-652-7040.

Freshwater Beer Co. is located at 902-904 Pollock Street in New Bern

Freshwater Beer Co.

902-904 Pollock Street, New Bern

Freshwater Beer is New Bern’s newest brewery! The brewery officially opened on May 22nd and has been offering a range of craft beers and entertainment since then. Owned by Brandon and Tia Scott-Shaver, the brewery has cozy interiors and outdoor seating.

The opening times are Wednesday and Thursday 4pm to 9pm, Friday 4pm to 10pm, Saturday 4pm to 11pm and Sunday 12pm to 6pm.

Tap That Craft Beer, Wine Bar & Restaurant is located on 901B Street in New Bern

Tap craft beer, wine bar and restaurant

901B Pollock Street, New Bern

Tap That recently celebrated its one year anniversary on May 22nd with a huge block party that attended two more breweries featured on the list, Brewery99 and Freshwater Beer, all on Pollock Street.

Owned by Jonathan Davis, this brewery has a wide variety of craft beers, a wine bar and restaurant with a wide variety of food. Live entertainment, drink specials, karaoke, and bingo are just a few of the weekly events that keep customers coming back. It also offers outdoor seating and games like corn hole, bocce ball, and fowling.

The opening times are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3pm to 11pm, Thursdays and Fridays from 3pm to midnight, Saturdays from 12pm to midnight and Sundays from 12pm to 11pm. For more information, call 252-288-5853 or visit tapthatnewbern.com.

The garage is located at 1209 US 70 in James City

The garage

1209 US 70 East, New Bern

The Garage, owned by Marisol Schultz and Daniel Hand, offers 6 of their own brewed craft beers that are brewed on site. They also carry a selection of other craft beers on tap. The brewery has arcade games for the family, an outback stage that hosts live entertainment weekly and karaoke is popular with customers.

Lunch is served from noon every day, and food trucks are often on-site for those enjoying a beer later in the day.

The opening times are Monday and Tuesday 11.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 11.30 a.m. to 9.00 p.m., Saturday 12.00 p.m. to midnight and Sunday 12.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. For more information, visit thegaragenc.com or call 252-288-6077.

Shortway Brewing Co. has received multiple awards for its Crafter beers and ales.

Shortway Brewing Company

230 Chatham St., Newport, NC 28570

This draft brewery is located in Newport, which is between Havelock and Morehead City. They specialize in American ales brewed on site and at their Trenton manufacturing facility. According to their website, their mission is to offer fresh, easy-to-drink beer made with locally sourced ingredients.

Their product is also canned and sold throughout eastern North Carolina. The owners Matt and Lindsey opened the company in 2017. They have a taproom and beer garden and hot kids, dogs and you can even bring your own food. They offer North Carolina snacks, and food trucks can be found on site most evenings. Live entertainment is also part of the raffle for those who want to get out and enjoy a great evening.

The opening times are Monday to Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, call 252-777-3065 or visit them online at shortwaybrewing.com.

The New Village Brewery is located in a historic home on Broad Street in Oriental.

The New Village Brewery & Taproom

702 Broad St., Oriental

This brewery is a 1-barrel nano brewery and taproom located in Oriental, Pamlico County. The historic house in which it is located was built in 1910. They serve NC Craft Bee and offer new NC breweries every week while also offering their own beers. The brewery owned by Frank & Lillie Bacon opened in June 2017 and recently celebrated its fourth anniversary. The brewery has a beer garden, a covered porch for those who want to sit outside and enjoy their drink, and they also offer take-away. According to Frank, food trucks are on site 99% of the time on Friday and Saturday.

The opening times are Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The brewery is closed from Sunday to Wednesday. For more information, call 252-249-6132 or visit them online at newvillagebrewery.com.

Ann Okwuwolu’s Sixth Annual Juneteenth Celebration Will Supply Leisure, Historical past, Assets in Othello Park Saturday

by Chamidae Ford

It takes a village – AMSA Edition, a local non-profit organization, will host its sixth annual face-to-face meeting June tenth celebration on Saturday, June 19, in Othello Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ann Okwuwolu, the festival creator, is a former medical technician who was inspired to start the celebration in 2015 when she realized the lack of black representation at New Holly community events.

“Everything was geared towards other people. And so we had no visibility, ”said Okwuwolu.

She decided to take the matter into her own hands and start an event to celebrate June 10th. In her initial organization, she soon realized how little people knew about the holiday, which commemorates the end of slavery in the US and is not often studied in schools.

“White Americans want to tell you the story. You want to be a storyteller. And when you are a storyteller you have the power to tell people who they are and what they should be and what they should be worth and what they should accept, you tell them where they are from, ”Okwuwolu, now Creative Director of It Takes A Village – AMSA Edition said.

Okwuwolu saw an opportunity to share the true story of Juneteenth through their festival. It has included opportunities to learn about the holiday and what it means to black Americans, while also providing an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate. Talking will allow participants to hear stories about their ancestors and the importance the holiday has to the community.

“There are a lot of juneteenth events and there will be more juneteenth events,” said Okwuwolu. She believes that her integration of education and instruction in the story of the holiday will help make the Othello Park event stand out from the rest.

The event will also feature music, food, and vendors. The food is prepared by Okwuwolu himself and a variety of caterers such as The Comfort Zone Kitchen and Vegan Spirit Food.

“Food was really important at Juneteenth,” said Okwuwolu. “Also the colors of food, with red being a very significant color for the blood and sacrifices of people and their ancestors and people who fought in war and the bloodshed that was shed on the plantations during slavery really important. ”

Okwuwolu also says the event is an opportunity to keep ancient and historic food alive, like a recipe her grandmother never wrote down for tea cakes. “That was one of the things she would do [make]before she died, for the Juneteenth. “

Ann Okwuwolu and her daughter in Jefferson Park in Seattle, WA. (Photo: Susan Fried)

DJ Remi, Logic Amen and DJ MIXX America will all be performing at the event. And Nikkita Oliver, a Seattle City Council candidate, and Elmer Dixon, a founder of the Seattle Chapter of the Black Panther Party, will speak. Washington Diamonds Drill Team & Drumline will perform, and there will also be a twerk shop with Tricia Diamond.

The event is also unique in that it provides access to a wide range of resources, from health care to employment opportunities. King County Public Health will be one of the main vendors and sponsors of the celebration.

Daphne Pie, the Regional Health Services Administrator for King County Public Health, emphasized that the main goal of public health in attending the festival is to introduce attendees to the many resources available.

“It’s a really great way to reach out to the black community in particular,” said Pie. “In terms of public health, we just want to eliminate health inequalities, make sure the black community has access to health care, and really educate them about the services we offer.”

Public health will help people get health insurance, find out their eligibility for discounted Orca cards, and enroll people in food programs. There will even be a dental truck on-site to provide immediate dental assistance to those who need it. They will also be offering COVID-19 vaccines.

“To address health inequalities, we need to give people access to medical care,” said Pie. “One of the things we want people to do is get health insurance. We want people to know what options they have for health insurance. “

While the June 10th celebration was held virtually in 2020, Okuwolu looks forward to being in person again this year and helping her community get back on its feet. In addition to the available public health resources, Safeway and the Swedish Medical Center will be on hand to fill vacancies at the two companies.

“The main goal of my event is that we come together after this long, exhausting period of COVID so that the community gets the resources we really need,” she said.

Chamidae Ford is currently a Senior Journalism Major at the University of Washington. Born and raised in West Washington, she has a passion for giving voice to the communities around her. She has written for The Daily, GRAY Magazine, and Capitol Hill Seattle. You can reach Chamidae Ford at IG / Twitter: @chamidaeford.

? Featured Image: Ann Okwuwolu and her daughter in Jefferson Park in Seattle, WA. (Photo: Susan Fried)

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California to supply $116 million in vaccine prize cash

LOS ANGELES – Californians are eligible for $ 116.5 million in prize money for coronavirus vaccinations, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday, a godsend aiming to get millions more vaccinated before the nation’s most populous state comes next Fully reopened in the month.

California isn’t the first state to offer vaccine prices, although its cash pot is the largest, making it the most valuable individual award: $ 1.5 million.

The reopening of the state is scheduled for June 15, and a drawing will be held on that day, in which 10 vaccinated people will be awarded the grand prize.

Another 30 people will win $ 50,000 each, with these draws beginning on June 4th. All persons aged 12 and over who have received at least one shot are eligible to participate. And the next 2 million people who get vaccinated will receive 50 gift cards.

The state estimates that approximately 12 million Californians 12 years and older have not been vaccinated. About 63% of the 34 million eligible beneficiaries have received a vaccination, although the pace has slowed significantly in recent weeks as infection rates plummeted to record lows.

Ohio this week announced the first-ever $ 1 million winner of its “Vax-a-Million” competition and the first child to win a full college scholarship. Colorado and Oregon also offered $ 1 million in prizes.

New York is giving away 50 full scholarships to children between the ages of 12 and 17 at public universities and colleges in the state, and will select 10 winners for each of the next five Wednesdays.

California’s use of cash prizes to promote vaccination marks a major turning point since earlier this year when Californians began calling for gunfire, with a few motorists or hours queuing to get one.

“Some Californians weren’t ready to get their COVID-19 vaccine the first day, and that’s fine. This program is designed to encourage those who need additional support to get vaccinated and keep California safe, ”said Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, Director of the State Ministry of Health, in a statement.

Newsom’s office said the program will aim to reach people in the communities hardest hit by the pandemic – mainly the poor, blacks and Latinos – although it was not immediately clear how the money would be tailored towards that goal.

California uses a “vaccine equity metric” to track vaccination progress, which divides zip codes into four quartiles from least to most beneficiary. Almost half of the people in the least deprived neighborhoods are still not vaccinated, according to the state.

In contrast, less than a quarter of people in the most favored areas are not vaccinated.

Of all Latinos, 57% have not yet been vaccinated. That is the highest percentage of any race or ethnic group. 40% of white Californians are not vaccinated, according to the state.

For more information, visit https://covid19.ca.gov/vax-for-the-win/

Prince Harry is aware of learn how to supply help now | Leisure

Prince Harry feels better equipped to help a suicide now.

The 36-year-old king previously admitted he didn’t know how to react when his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex told him she wanted to end her life, but he understood what is most important to anyone in this position is “listening”.

Speaking to Oprah Winfrey on a new bonus episode of her Apple TV + show, The Me You Can’t See, he said, “So many people are scared of being on the receiving end of this conversation [from a suicidal person] because they don’t feel they have the right tools to give the right advice.

“But what you want to say is, ‘You are there’. Listen, because listening and being part of this conversation is without a doubt the best first step you can take.”

The couple also reflected on what they had learned while filming the series and agreed that the best advice they could get was telling a suicidal person that they are “not alone”.

Harry also spoke to Glenn Close about the importance of being open about mental illness with one’s family. The prince admitted that he thought families felt “ashamed” when they realized they had missed a problem with someone they loved.

After the ‘Fatal Attraction’ star admitted that her family covered up a genetic history of mental illness and explained the shame that she didn’t know her sister had committed suicide, Harry said, “There’s an element of shame that we feel because we are like this “How could we not have seen it? How could we not have known? How did you not feel comfortable enough to share this with me? “” “

Elsewhere in the 90-minute episode, Harry had an open video link conversation with Robin Williams’ son Zak about how difficult it was for them to grieve their famous parents in the spotlight.

Harry – whose mother, Princess Diana, was killed in a car accident in 1997 – said to Zak, “Your father was a real hero of mine. He brought so much joy and entertainment to so many people.”

Zak admitted he couldn’t properly mourn Robin’s 2014 suicide because of the public devastation.

He said, “From the time I passed, I didn’t have the opportunity to focus on the private mourning process until a year and a half after my father’s death.”

Harry agreed, “We have a lot of common experiences when you see so many people around the world grieving for someone who they think knows better than you for being unable to yourself to mourn. “

The prince, who has two-year-old son Archie and is expecting his second child with Meghan, believes climate change is inextricably linked to mental health and believes these are the two biggest problems facing the modern world.

He said, “The connecting line is about our collective well-being, and when our collective well-being deteriorates, it affects our ability to ultimately take care of ourselves, our communities and our planet.

“We have to create a more supportive culture for one another, in which challenges do not have to live in the dark, in which vulnerability is healthy and nurtured and in which, of course, physical and mental health can be treated equally because they are one.”

Instagram Will Supply New Methods for Creators to Make Cash

Instagram will soon be launching new monetization tools that will allow online developers to make more money while doing what they love.

It can be fun creating the online content that users see as they scroll through their social media feeds. But it is also an opportunity for online content creators to make a living creating that content.

Instagram plans to make it easier for content creators to earn an income and put more money into their content Bank accounts. Mark Zuckerberg recently sat down with Instagram head Adam Mosseri to discuss some upcoming new features that developers can use to make money on their Instagram content. Read on to find out more.

Instagram is developing new money-making features for content creators

With these new features, developers can generate income in a number of ways. Here are some of the new features available to developers:

  • Creator stores where creators can sell items directly to their followers
  • An affiliate marketplace where developers can make money from the products they promote through the Instagram platform
  • A marketplace that connects creators with branded content opportunities

While Instagram is currently developing these features, there is no set date when they will be available to developers.

These features will benefit many

While developers can currently make money by posting sponsored content, those transactions don’t happen on Instagram. Instead, developers have to work with brands outside of the platform to find out the details and get paid for their work.

Instagram wants to make it easy to monetize content with these tools so that developers can make money from the app. This makes it easy for content creators to keep doing what they love while having the opportunity to grow their income.

Features like the right marketplace can also help brands better promote their own products and services and find the right developers for the job. The easier Instagram makes it for developers to make money from the app, the more content they are likely to post. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.

Remote and online work are on the rise

According to SignalFireThere are currently 50 million content creators. This shows that many people are already making money online and that number is likely to increase over time.

In today’s world, careers are evolving. More and more workers are pushing for remote working opportunities and looking for ways to make money online. Workers want more flexibility and some people no longer want to work in a traditional work environment.

People who earn an income from online apps, platforms and appearances can enjoy a more flexible work-life balance and work on the days and hours that they prefer. Lots of remote workers and online gig workers are moving into the cheapest cities to expand their income even further. In these cities, they can enjoy a lower cost of living and a lifestyle with more freedom.

Freelance income can vary from month to month, so it is best to think ahead. If you are making an income through Instagram or any other social media platform, make sure you are getting some of your income for a Emergency fund. And to maximize your income, set aside a little more money every month High yield savings account So you always have backup resources available.

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Discuss, expertise can supply youngsters cash classes » Albuquerque Journal

We all try to raise children to become hardworking, happy, and financially responsible adults.

It’s a big job!

First, we need to recognize that every child has their own personality and we cannot fully shape or control the way our children end up. However, there are many ways we can teach our children money skills that will serve them well as adults. These tips apply to grandparents too – children often prefer to listen to their grandparents rather than their own parents.


Any tip for teaching kids money depends on communication. Money is an issue that has been swept under the rug for generations. That has to stop. Talking about money with your kids or grandchildren is one of the best things you can do. Here are some conversation starters:

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In the course of your life have you found it easy or difficult to manage money? Why?

What mistakes have you made in your life related to money?

What successes have you had in terms of money?

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What did your parents or grandparents teach you about money? We call these “money messages” that we received as children. An example could be: “Money doesn’t grow on trees” or “We never had enough money to make it to the end of the month” or “Except for a rainy day” or “Our parents lived through the Great Depression and they told us stories about it … “

It’s important to start the conversation even if it feels a bit like preaching. When it comes to money, opinion-based comments are warranted; For example, telling a child or grandchild that they should never buy something they cannot afford, or that it is a dangerous habit to have credit card debt month to month, or that many people who live in expensive homes, Striving to pay their bills each month because they are living beyond their means are all key. Share positive and negative money stories with them because they need to know that everyone makes mistakes. You also need to understand that many people are far less fortunate and generous in helping others.

Experiences to teach children about money

As well as talking about money, you can gain experience to give your children and grandchildren real-life examples.

When you go to a restaurant, let your child or grandchildren pay the bill (with your money). Use cash instead of a credit card. Help them count the money and calculate the tip – without a cell phone calculator. Calculate how much your family would have saved on this meal if you hadn’t ordered sodas or other beverages and drank water instead. Calculate how the savings can add up over a year.

When the pandemic is over, take your child or grandchild to a bank. Once they are a teen they can have a checking account, and many banks offer special services for teenagers and students. Show them how to write a check and fill out a check registration. You can also choose an online service like Quicken or Mint to manage your finances.

Games like Scrabble. This will teach your child or grandchildren spelling and vocabulary, but will also help them count their scores.

If interested, explain the definition of a stock and a bond, a mutual fund, a CD (certificate of deposit), a mortgage, and a credit score. If you know what these are, use your own definition. If you need help, you can find more information on the Internet. When you do research with your child or grandchild, you learn together.

Strategies based on age

Consider these strategies based on the age of your child or grandchild.

Age 3-9: Children can begin to understand the concept of money at a young age. Give them an allowance of $ 3 per week (or whatever amount you choose). Set up three mason jars, one labeled “Saving,” one labeled “Spend,” and one labeled Charity. Have your child split the $ 3 by putting $ 1 in each jar. They can explain that the savings jar should be saved for a specific item in the future, the money in the spending jar should be used for any time they want, and the money should be given to charity to someone in need. Starting an allowance of $ 3 per week for a child aged 3 or 4 is appropriate. As they get older, increase them to $ 5, $ 10, or more at will.

Age 10-17: This is the age when kids start to feel peer pressure to have nice clothes or the latest technology gadget. Talk to your children about values. Teach them that family and friends are far more important than money. If they need new jeans or sneakers, help them find discounts. When the pandemic is over, take them to a vintage clothing store and find some treasure. They establish their identity at this age, but that doesn’t have to include designer clothes. Let them make mistakes. When they buy expensive sneakers, you let them see that they would still have money if they opted for a high-quality, but less expensive, brand. Talk to them about the costs of government and non-government universities, as well as public and private universities. Discuss what your family can afford. Explore college loans with them.

Ages 18-29: Help your child or grandchild create a budget. Parents or grandparents can learn new financial skills at any age. If you haven’t set up the save to do it automatically for you, set it up now (via a taxable account or Roth IRA with a brokerage firm or bank account). Also, help your child or grandchild set up automatic savings accounts.

Discuss the storage examples in the box. These exercises teach the concept of compounding, which is a powerful financial tool. Play with the calculators at www.calculator.net for education loans, mortgages, and auto loans.

When your child goes to college, work with them on a monthly budget for their pocket money. Talk to them about credit cards, filing taxes, and maintaining a high credit score.

Discuss finances with your child or grandchildren. It will enrich your relationship and your child will benefit from your wisdom about money.

Donna Skeels Cygan, CFP, MBA, is the author of The Joy of Financial Security. She has been a paid financial planner in Albuquerque for over 20 years and is a branch manager for the Mercer Advisors New Mexico office. Contact her at dscygan@sagefuture.com.

The Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Workplace of Financial Empowerment Companions With Cash Expertise To Supply Free Monetary Literacy Course To Native Group Schools

State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg founded the Office of Economic Empowerment in 2014. Its mission is to implement a range of economic empowerment initiatives, including closing the racial and gender pay gap, prioritizing racial justice, improving access to financial education, improving college affordability, and investing in STEM careers and education . In line with the stated goals of OEE, this new program offers students a path to improve their financial future. By providing free access to financial education, the OEE aims to gain access to instruments and resources that help improve economic conditions of competition.

“People of all ages and backgrounds need the skills necessary to navigate today’s financial environment,” said the treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg. “By partnering with Money Experience, we can provide local community college students with a vital resource that will enable them to budget, save, invest and be financially sound.”

“Money Experience is an innovative tool that our community college students use to plan their financial future and plan for both the expected and unexpected events in their lives. This tool also provides a great opportunity to demonstrate the tremendous value of a community college education to highlight offers Massachusetts Residents “said Tom Sannicandro, Director of the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges (MACC). “We are grateful for Treasurer Goldberg’s work on such critical initiatives to strengthen the economy and appreciate this important partnership.”

Money experience Basics provides a unique, engaging way to teach financial education online. Using an immersive life simulator and graphic novel, the personalized approach focuses on quality of life and personal priorities, helping students gain an overview of how their lifestyle and financial decisions affect their future. Students first set priorities for each phase of life and then make a variety of professional, personal, and lifestyle decisions. As each decision is made, they will see how it aligns with their priorities, affects their quality of life, and affects their finances. The financial model uses real-world data to calculate the entire lifecycle of a person’s financial decisions, including average salaries for different jobs, rents in different cities, interest rates, cost of living, and more.

“As a Massachusetts We are pleased to have the Office of Economic Empowerment on board as a customer. By adding Money Experience to its state-approved list, the OEE can offer Essentials to so many students in our community, “he said Jeet singh, Founder and CEO of Money Experience. “We strongly believe that life skills are a vital part of a young person’s education. When planning for the future, it is important to understand how money works in life, and we want to help each and every student create a future that will which matches his own personal needs, goals and priorities. ”

Money Experience is deeply rooted Massachusetts, complies with the Massachusetts Student Privacy Agreement and has worked with a range of organizations – from high schools and colleges to nonprofits and financial institutions – to improve financial literacy across the state and position the next generation of residents for financial success.

All Massachusetts Community colleges wishing to access the course can apply to the OEEs website. Licenses are continuously distributed via April, 30th2022.

About MACC
MACC represents the fifteen Massachusetts Community Colleges and works on behalf of the Presidents and their local advocacy, communication, and collaboration boards to empower community colleges for the benefit of students, communities, and the Commonwealth.

Via the Massachusetts Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment
On her first day in office, Treasurer Goldberg established the Office of Economic Empowerment, under the direction of an Assistant Treasurer, with a conscious aim to implement a range of economic empowerment initiatives, including closing the race and gender pay gap, eliminating racial justice, and improving it access to financial literacy, improve college affordability, and invest in STEM careers and education.

About money experience
Part of the corporate family founded by quoted Boston Tech entrepreneur Jeet singh and Joe ChungMoney Experience is an educational technology company that addresses the need for personal finance literacy among young people and adults. Money Experience is headquartered in One Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. https://www.moneyexperience.com/

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