As we move closer towards our exit from the European Union, the job of listening to, and understanding the needs of, those who live, work and do business in Wales becomes ever more important. The UK Government’s overriding goal is to make sure that the voices of sectors from all parts of the UK are listened to as we navigate an exit that works for everyone. That is why I am working with experts from across all sectors in Wales to examine the challenges posed by Brexit and to explore the great opportunities for growth in business and employment. The EU (Withdrawal) Bill is a key piece of legislation in the national interest which will convert EU law to UK law on exit day, ensuring certainty and continuity as we leave the EU.The Secretary of State for Wales established the Expert Panel to work with him to deliver a smooth and orderly exit from the EU in Wales. The fifth meeting today builds on the constructive conversations they have already had on how powers returning from the EU should be exercised after exit day. Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns will hit the ground running in 2018 when he hosts the next meeting of his EU Exit Expert Panel in Cardiff today (Thursday 11 January 2018).The panel forms part of the UK Government’s nationwide engagement with those with key interests in our exit from the EU.Mr Cairns will gather representatives from Welsh businesses, universities and the voluntary, farming, food and health sectors at Caspian Point to discuss their priorities for Brexit and to update them on negotiations and the progress of the Withdrawal Bill.Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns said.
This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. PDF, 4.93MB, 27 pages If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email [email protected] tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. 180111_R012018_Markinch Request an accessible format. SummaryAt about 04:25 hrs on Tuesday 17 October 2017, a maintenance train that was clearing leaf debris from the track, hit a tree just north of Markinch station, Fife. The debris from the tree disabled the train’s braking system. The train came to a stop before running away backwards for a distance of about 4.7 miles (7.5 km). The train crew on board made an emergency call to the signaller before jumping off the train, suffering minor injuries.The train eventually came to a stop at Thornton North junction after running backwards and forwards between two adjacent gradients a total of nine times.The brakes were fully released when debris from the tree operated the release mechanisms on the brake system distributors underneath both of the vehicles in the train.The driver was unable to reapply the brakes because the debris from the tree had also separated all three of the brake pipes between the two vehicles in the train.RecommendationsThe RAIB has made two recommendations to Network Rail. The first addresses the risk of a runaway being initiated by debris on the track causing multiple disruptions to the braking system on this type of train. The second recommendation addresses the possibility that similar risks might be present for other short formation trains that operate on its infrastructure.Notes to editors The sole purpose of RAIB investigations is to prevent future accidents and incidents and improve railway safety. RAIB does not establish blame, liability or carry out prosecutions. RAIB operates, as far as possible, in an open and transparent manner. While our investigations are completely independent of the railway industry, we do maintain close liaison with railway companies and if we discover matters that may affect the safety of the railway, we make sure that information about them is circulated to the right people as soon as possible, and certainly long before publication of our final report. For media enquiries, please call 01932 440015. Newsdate: 11 January 2018
I was very pleased to welcome the Indian Home Affairs Minister to the UK. The agreements we’ve signed cover the important issues of returns and criminal records exchanges to the mutual benefit of both countries. The Minister’s visit forms part of our ongoing dialogue and demonstrates the strong and positive relationship between our 2 nations. As my predecessor in this role noted during his visit to India last November, we are determined to create a ‘living bridge’ of people, ideas, institutions and technology between our 2 great countries. These new agreements are yet another example of the value we place on our strong partnership. Two documents, known as memorandums of understanding (MOUs), were initialled by Minister of Immigration Caroline Nokes and Indian Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Thursday (January 11).The new two-way deals reflect increased co-operation between the 2 countries which already enjoy a close relationship.The MOU on criminal records exchange will lead to British and Indian law enforcement bodies sharing criminal records information, fingerprints and intelligence. This will assist the police in protecting the public from known criminals, including sex offenders. It will also allow the courts in both countries to access more information to support tougher sentencing decisions.Meanwhile the agreement on returns paves the way for a quicker and more efficient process for documenting and returning Indian nationals who have no right to be in the UK to India. This has proven difficult in the past due to some Indians not having the required paperwork or travel documentation for them to be accepted back in their home country.This agreement commits both countries to taking a more flexible approach to verifying the identity and nationality of individuals, which will help speed up the returns process.Ms Nokes said: Details of the types of information exchanged through the MOUs and operational procedures, together with the details of any restrictions on using or disclosing the information will be the subject of further negotiations. However, the documents recognise the need to respect privacy, civil liberties and human rights.Mr Rijiju was visiting London at the invitation of Ms Nokes’ predecessor, the Rt Hon Brandon Lewis, following their successful meeting in India in November 2017.In addition to formalising the 2 agreements, Mr Rijiju also visited Heathrow Airport to see first-hand how Border Force uses technology such as biometrics and e-passport gates.
Networks are the modern data center’s foundation. Rapid information growth and evolving applications require real-time responses. This has led businesses of all sizes to build up their corporate data centers by including a growing number of modern compute and storage platforms. These modern data centers require high-performance interconnections between all of the various server and storage devices via a high-speed information superhighway, both within the rack and between the racks.Unfortunately, a bottleneck exists within the data center network infrastructure that prohibits organizations from reaching optimum application performance. That bottleneck is the 10GbE I/O connection from the server/storage devices to the top-of-rack (ToR) Ethernet switch (See Figure 1).This problem is exacerbated when there is an abundance of virtualization and cloud-based traffic occurring in real time. The rapid growth of server virtualization introduced significantly more east-west Virtual Machine (VM) network traffic between servers and the chassis to accommodate the real-time mapping of resources and led to a migration to 10GbE connections.However, along with increased use of server virtualization, many organizations are also implementing multi-processor servers, all-flash storage systems and cloud-based technologies that require even higher-speed I/O communications. These transformations are described in the IDC study “Accelerate Business Agility with Faster Server Refresh Cycles,” where businesses must keep infrastructures up to date in order to support the scale and complexity of a changing application landscape. So, now as companies consider and plan their server refreshes as part of IT Transformation, they need to consider upgrading their network – by upgrading to 25GbE.Figure 1 – 10GbE In-rack connectivityBased on the projected rapid growth of 25GbE adoption in a 2017 Ethernet Switch market update by the Dell’Oro group, server and storage vendors are now shipping 25GbE I/O on their platforms (See Figure 2). These new 25GbE I/Os utilize more efficient chip technology and provide 2.5x the bandwidth over existing 10GbE connections. That’s like taking an existing 4-lane highway and expanding it to a 10-lane highway.There are also some added benefits when using 25GbE including a more efficient use of valuable switching ASIC I/Os (1 instead of 4 used by 10GbE and 40GbE) and the ability not having to replace existing 10GbE fiber optic cabling when upgrading to 25GbE. This expanded 25GbE connectivity will greatly enhance traffic flows between devices in the rack as well as enhance traffic up into the data center fabric and to other racks connected to the fabric.Figure 2 – Data Center switching speeds (Dell-Oro Group 2017)There are a number of switch vendors in the market, including Dell EMC, who are shipping 25GbE switches to ensure their servers are operating at peak performance and achieve transformational SLAs. These new switches offer ports that can provide native 25GbE connections as well as multi-rate speeds that include 10/25/50/100GbE connections. The best news is that both enhancements in 25GbE chip technology and higher levels of customer demand are helping to bring the cost of 25GbE technology to almost the same price of existing 10GbE platforms.When going through a server refresh campaign within the data center, it now makes sense to take a closer look at incorporating 25GbE I/Os in those new servers. Also coordinate with the networking team to take a look at the ToR Ethernet switches within the racks and see if they can efficiently handle 25GbE switching connectivity within the rack. If not, it might be a good time to investigate the implementation of a new generation of 25GbE Ethernet switches that support IT Transformation initiatives and additional OPEX savings by using less power, requiring less cooling and taking up less space as compared to existing switches in the rack.When you’re making the switch over, remember that not all infrastructure is the same. It must be modernized. You don’t have to use the same vendor you’ve always used. In fact, being vendor indifferent is preferred for modern networking. Rather than just upgrading to yet another proprietary switching solution, take the time to investigate Dell EMC 25GbE open networking solutions that can provide you with open, standards-based technology disaggregation that embraces choice, flexibility and innovation within the network infrastructure. For example, when adopting an open networking solution with a choice of operating system (OS) software running on the switch hardware, Linux-savvy server administrators can take advantage of a Linux-based OS running on their switches and adopt a more common interface across both server and networking resources (see Figure 3). They will also be able to leverage the large talent pool available in Linux and open source standards-based communities for data center automation and orchestration tools that help accelerate rapid innovation and organizational agility.Figure 3 – Empowering Linux in the data center with 25GbE Open NetworkingAs applications and their respective server platforms continue to evolve, adoption of 25GbE into the data center networking infrastructure is a necessity for all organizations. Including a 25GbE upgrade to the network when going through a server refresh ensures the elimination of bottlenecks that rob modern infrastructures of their performance and agility gains. Let Dell EMC help transform your IT with modern data center 25GbE solutions.For additional information on Dell EMC Networking solutions, please refer to dell.com/networking and dell.com/poweredge.
Saru Jayaraman, co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United) and author of the book “Behind the Kitchen Door”, presented the lecture “Behind the Kitchen Door: Restaurant Workers and their Struggle for Justice”, at the Carey Auditorium in the Hesburgh Library on Monday.The lecture, sponsored by the Higgins Labor Institute, centered on the struggle of restaurant workers living off the minimum wage, which is currently $2.13 for tipped workers.“We tend to celebrate the most important life moments in restaurants: birthdays, parties, anniversaries [and] important business meetings,” Jayaraman said. “Most of us cannot even remember the people who touch our food. And I would argue that is very, very purposeful.”Jayaraman said although the restaurant industry is one of the fastest growing in the United States, restaurant worker wages have been among the top-10 lowest-paid jobs for over two decades.“How is it that you have got one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the U.S. economy proliferating the absolute lowest paying jobs in America? What does that mean for any new entrance in the workforce?” she said.Jayaraman said her interest in the restaurant sector began after the Sep. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center, in which hundreds of restaurant workers lost their lives in a small restaurant in one of the towers and more than 13,000 workers lost their jobs in the aftermath. ROC-United currently campaigns for legislation to raise the minimum wage, enforce better working conditions and encourage greater diversity in the workplace.“The most spectacular part of the last 12 years since 9/11 was getting to know the stories of thousands and thousands of workers across the country and having a completely different dining experience [afterwards],” she said.According to Jayaraman, the $2.13 wage restaurant workers currently earn is due to legislation from the National Restaurant Association during 1996 that advocated freezing wages for tipped workers.“As customers, [when we tip], we are paying for the wages for the workers that serve us every time we eat out,” she said.Jayaraman also showed a video on gender and diversity in the workplace.“For the vast majority of restaurant workers in the United States, getting a decent, livable wage job is a matter of your skin color or your gender,” she said.Jayaraman said while federal law requires restaurants to make up the difference in wages if tips do not suffice, many of the restaurant workers said their employers have failed to make up the full difference.“The U.S. Department of Labor reports an 80 percent violation rate with regards to employers not making sure that tips make up the difference, or stealing tips or requiring workers to pay something out of their tips,” Jayaraman said.She said states like California and Minnesota have been able to pay both tipped and non-tipped workers the same wage while reporting an increase in profit for restaurants.“We’ve actually put out data that demonstrates that [the restaurant] industry works better when your workers are paid the same wage as non-tipped workers,” Jayaraman said.Tags: minimum wage, restaurant industry
More than 550 items — from yard rakes and flutes to medicine containers and pigeon whistles, all made from bamboo – are now on display at the new Bamboo Artifact Museum at the University of Georgia Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historical Bamboo Farm in Savannah, Ga.From the early 1900s to 1979, scientists collected these items as they travelled the world seeking unusual plants. They donated them to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Bamboo Farm in Savannah. When the USDA station closed in 1979, the artifacts were shipped to Washington and displayed or stored at the Smithsonian and other museums. The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Chatham County now manage the bamboo farm.CAES Dean and Director Scott Angle and the garden’s superintendent Jim Fountain arranged for the artifacts to return to their original home in Georgia. The bamboo collection is now housed in the museum, and Richmond Hill artist Sarah Volker adorned the walls with a bamboo mural.More than 1,200 families attended the museum’s dedication Oct. 22. The ceremony coincided with the Savannah Rose Society’s Rose Show.During the event, 3,000 children took pony, tram and train rides, had their faces painted by volunteer artists, painted pumpkins, made leaf prints, learned about plants, earthworms and chickens and participated in a scarecrow-making contest sponsored by the Friends of the Coastal Gardens and Goodwill Industries. A master plan has been developed to transform the gardens into a world-class botanical garden. The estimated cost for the first phase of the plan is $4 million. To date, $1.3 million in challenge grants have been pledged by local donors to build a visitor and educational center overlooking a formal garden, water garden and the only bamboo maze in the Western Hemisphere. Some $700,000 has been used for infrastructural improvements necessary to implement the plan, said Fountain. The first phase of the plan will include a world-class children’s garden, a lawn and band shell for outdoor events, a shade garden, numerous walking and nature trails and a replica of the 1730s Trustees Garden, which was America’s first agricultural research station. Demonstration, trail, research and pick-your-own gardens are also included in the first phase of the project. “In addition, we plan to expand the research and extension educational programming,” Angle said.The gardens currently house four major plant collections: the oldest and largest bamboo collection in the country with more than 60 species; the largest iris cultivar collection east of the Mississippi River; a collection of 35 palm species; and the most diverse collection of camellia species and cultivars outside of Asia. The garden is home to the nation’s largest Lords Holly tree. “We currently host more than 100,000 visitors each year at the coastal garden,” Angle said. “Within five years of implementing phase I, it’s estimated 500,000 individuals will visit the garden annually. We hope the improvements at the facility will increase tourism in the area by offering a unique experience for Georgia’s coastal region.”
Add this to the list of things that Georgians already knew. Collards are good for us, and go with just about anything. More and more chefs across the country are choosing Georgia’s beloved collards on fine-dining menus and are using the time-tested green in new ways. This new collard boom could help Georgia farmers realize more green for their greens in the coming months. Traditional preparation involves cooking the leaves down until they are tender, often with a ham hock to add flavor. But today, collards are being cooked more gently, used as wrappers for everything from sushi to burritos, baked into chips and shredded and pickled into a tongue-tingling slaw. “Collards have a versatility beyond the long, slow-cooked method traditionally utilized in the South,” said Chef Hugh Acheson, chef-owner of Five and Ten in Athens, Georgia, and author of the James Beard Foundation Award-winning cookbook, “A New Turn in the South.” “As we’ve broadened our culinary techniques and our ability to make something as tough and fibrous as collard greens tender and tasty, we’ve seen a good bit of growth and new trends with the vegetable.” There’s just something about the collard that makes people think about comfort food and homemade meals. It allows chefs to play with techniques that might be a little out of the ordinary, added Peter Dale, chef and partner at Athens, Georgia’s The National and three other restaurants in the state. “Southern food has become America’s comfort food and, as a result, traditionally Southern ingredients like collard greens are now enjoyed throughout the country,” Dale said. It’s not just that collards make us feel happy and safe, they also can make us healthier. Collards have a higher nutrient density than kale, and are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin K and vitamin C. When steamed, collard greens have the ability to lower cholesterol better than any other leafy green. The buzz surrounding collard greens is sure to be good for Georgia’s farmers. Georgia is the second-largest grower of collard greens, and is the No. 1 supplier for the Southeast and parts of the Midwest. In 2013, greens of some type covered 13,000 acres of the state and were worth about $60 million, according to the 2013 Georgia Farm Gate Value Report, published by the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development. If demand drives up prices, Georgia’s farmers will be ready to take advantage of the spike, said Tim Coolong, vegetable production horticulturist with UGA Extension. “Georgia has a good climate for production of collards during much of the year,” Coolong said. “Though leafy green production slows during the hottest parts of the year, collards are grown and harvested from the early fall through winter and into late spring in most parts of south Georgia, with some growers supplying product year-round.” When an area has produced greens for many years there tends to be a build-up of pest pressure to be dealt with, but Georgia’s farmers have always found a way to manage insect and disease pests and to produce a high quality product that is sold all over the U.S., according to Coolong. Around 2012 the demand for kale jumped, and seemingly overnight, growers and seed producers were bombarded with a demand for the leafy green. Just a few years ago, Pizza Hut was the largest purchaser of kale, and that was solely to decorate their salad bar. “The growth in kale took many by surprise, and we are still catching up,” Coolong said. “All of a sudden, everyone wanted kale; some people in the industry had to rush to keep up with demand.” In contrast to the sudden popularity of kale, farmers in Georgia have always produced collards and several varieties have been developed to thrive in the state’s soil and climate. “We have good growing conditions for all but about one or two months a year,” he said. “So we can supply greens to the market more or less year-round.” As the rest of the country begins to pay more attention to the collard, Georgia farmers can expect to see an increase in demand for this crop and increased profits to boot. For more information on how to grow collards in Georgia, search extension.uga.edu/publications.
Vietnamese solar production soars, now almost 4% of country’s electricity supply FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享VnExpress.net:Vietnam’s January to August solar power production surged 2.94 times year-on-year to 6.39 billion kWh, with an increase in the number of plants.Renewable energy production, comprising solar, wind and biomass, was 7.27 billion kWh, accounting for 4.4 percent of [the] total in the first eight months, according to a report from national utility Vietnam Electricity (EVN).EVN has been building and upgrading 21 transmission lines since last year to reduce national grid overload caused by the upsurge in number of solar power plants, mostly in the central provinces of Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan.At present, there are 102 solar power plants operating in the country with a total capacity of 6,300-megawatt peak (MWp.) Nearly 50,000 rooftop solar systems were operating by the end of August with a total capacity of nearly 1,200 MWp, half of them installed in the first eight months.Also, in this period, coal-fired power production accounted for 54.2 percent of the total, followed by hydropower at 23.8 percent and gas at 15.2 percent.Total power production rose 2 percent year-on-year to 164.05 billion kWh.[Dat Nguyen]More: Solar power production triples
“For the Peruvian Navy, this event constitutes the end of a road that we have been on for more than 100 years, to give this country a sail training vessel for our future sailors,” said Captain Carlos Raygada Liveratto, chief of industrial services on the Callao coast. It will depart on its first mission to Peru’s scientific station in Antarctica. In October 2015, it will depart on its first mission, to Antarctica, where Perú maintains a science station. The launch of the sail training vessel Unión on December 22 – a ship built by Servicios Industriales de la Marina (SIMA) – marks the historic resurgence of Peru’s naval industry. SIMA has been in operation for over 60 years, and it has been given a boost by the current Peruvian administration, which has focused primarily on supporting the modernization of the Peruvian Navy’s infrastructure and equipment. “For the Peruvian Navy, this event constitutes the end of a road that we have been on for more than 100 years, to give this country a sail training vessel for our future sailors,” said Captain Carlos Raygada Liveratto, chief of industrial services on the Callao coast. To date, this has led to the construction of 36 of the 39 modules components of the ship. The only items left are those that will be placed on the upper part of the ship, such as the masts. Additionally, inside the components, 90% of the equipment has already been installed in the machine room, including engines, electric generators and air conditioning units. The Unión will be a teaching ship to train naval cadets and students from the Peruvian Navy’s various training schools. It will also play a part role in the Peruvian government’s foreign policy for the Peruvian government as a “traveling Embassy” that will visit different countries, conduct scientific research, and participate in humanitarian aid in the event of a natural disaster. The fact that the Unión is being completely built completely in Perú is the most tangible demonstration that the country is ramping up its naval industry, said President Ollanta Humala. “The 250 officers and cadets that will sail aboard the Unión will have the most modern and efficient training,” said Minister of Defense Pedro Cateriano. The ship’s construction began in December 2012 and cost 161.5 million soles (US$55 million). All of the construction work was performed at the naval shipyard at the port of Callao, involving about 800 Peruvian professionals and technicians. The best training happens on sailing vessels, in the traditional way that sailors in the Navy learned to master ships and life on the high seas, said Raygada. “The 250 officers and cadets that will sail aboard the Unión will have the most modern and efficient training,” said Minister of Defense Pedro Cateriano. “Construction of the Unión has historical significance for SIMA, because after 25 years, we are renewing our construction of tall ships, which allows us to improve the growth and development of the naval industry in our country, in addition to becoming a highly competitive company that creates jobs, a demand for goods and services, and added value for Peruvian exports,” said Captain Carlos Raygada. To date, this has led to the construction of 36 of the 39 modules components of the ship. The only items left are those that will be placed on the upper part of the ship, such as the masts. Additionally, inside the components, 90% of the equipment has already been installed in the machine room, including engines, electric generators and air conditioning units. “The main objective of this ship is to be a platform for training and pre-professional practicums for our cadets and students, as well as a place to familiarize them with planning, astronomical and kinematic navigation techniques,” said Capt. Raygada. SIMA has been in operation for over 60 years, and it has been given a boost by the current Peruvian administration, which has focused primarily on supporting the modernization of the Peruvian Navy’s infrastructure and equipment. The ship’s construction began in December 2012 and cost 161.5 million soles (US$55 million). All of the construction work was performed at the naval shipyard at the port of Callao, involving about 800 Peruvian professionals and technicians. The launch of the sail training vessel Unión on December 22 – a ship built by Servicios Industriales de la Marina (SIMA) – marks the historic resurgence of Peru’s naval industry. In South America, only Perú, Paraguay and Bolivia lack this type of vessel. But now, the dream of the Peruvian Navy’s dream has become a reality, thanks to the construction of what is considered the largest sail training vessel in Latin America. It will have a total length of 115.5 meters, 2.4 meters longer than Chile’s Esmeralda, which is currently the largest such vessel in the region. It will depart on its first mission to Peru’s scientific station in Antarctica. In October 2015, it will depart on its first mission, to Antarctica, where Perú maintains a science station. Congratulations SIMAC. Having retired from MGP, I am delighted by the achievements made by my institution. BZ. from abroad. In South America, only Perú, Paraguay and Bolivia lack this type of vessel. But now, the dream of the Peruvian Navy’s dream has become a reality, thanks to the construction of what is considered the largest sail training vessel in Latin America. It will have a total length of 115.5 meters, 2.4 meters longer than Chile’s Esmeralda, which is currently the largest such vessel in the region. The best training happens on sailing vessels, in the traditional way that sailors in the Navy learned to master ships and life on the high seas, said Raygada. “The main objective of this ship is to be a platform for training and pre-professional practicums for our cadets and students, as well as a place to familiarize them with planning, astronomical and kinematic navigation techniques,” said Capt. Raygada. Made in Perú Made in Perú By Dialogo November 28, 2014 “We have a reactivation plan for SIMA, we want it to go international, to partner with the largest shipyards in the world, and to work together to build a modern, competitive and efficient naval industry,” said Humala in 2012 when work began on the Unión. On that opportunity, he also announced an investment of US$75 million to strengthen the Peruvian Navy. “We have a reactivation plan for SIMA, we want it to go international, to partner with the largest shipyards in the world, and to work together to build a modern, competitive and efficient naval industry,” said Humala in 2012 when work began on the Unión. On that opportunity, he also announced an investment of US$75 million to strengthen the Peruvian Navy. The Unión will be a teaching ship to train naval cadets and students from the Peruvian Navy’s various training schools. It will also play a part role in the Peruvian government’s foreign policy for the Peruvian government as a “traveling Embassy” that will visit different countries, conduct scientific research, and participate in humanitarian aid in the event of a natural disaster. “Construction of the Unión has historical significance for SIMA, because after 25 years, we are renewing our construction of tall ships, which allows us to improve the growth and development of the naval industry in our country, in addition to becoming a highly competitive company that creates jobs, a demand for goods and services, and added value for Peruvian exports,” said Captain Carlos Raygada. The fact that the Unión is being completely built completely in Perú is the most tangible demonstration that the country is ramping up its naval industry, said President Ollanta Humala.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As you may have seen, the Foundation went a bit rogue in the month of April and “credit union’ized” Financial Capability Month. Why in the world did we do that you might ask?At the Foundation, one of our three pillars of work is to Ignite. We ignite understanding, passion and focus on member financial health by providing tools and resources so credit unions are recognized as national financial health leaders. Through our experiential learning programs, thought-leadership and advocacy of credit unions at national financial health events, we’re helping to advance credit unions’ strategic focus on member financial health.Financial health is extremely important to the Foundation because we know that when people are struggling financially it doesn’t just affect their wallet. Health and financial well-being are intrinsically linked: financial insecurity is a major source of stress, and stress impacts physical and mental health. Poor health impacts the ability to work or perform well at work, which can lead to financial insecurity. continue reading »