"It is a praiseworthy initiative," Minister of Finance Toomas Tõniste (Pro Patria) said at a meeting late last month with Ellen Valter, chairperson of the International Estonian Centre Steering Committee. "The construction of such a centre would support the promotion of Estonian interests.""The International Estonian Centre is a proactive step for our future, and it instills a sense of pride that Estonians' enterprising spirit is bringing this undertaking to fruition," added Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance Veiko Tali.Valter met with the minister and secretary general in Tallinn to discuss Estonia's support of the new centre in Toronto. The goal of the new facility, as reflected in its new name, is to act as not just a centre for the local community, as its predecessor, the Estonian House in Toronto Ltd. (TEM), has done for nearly 60 years, but also as a bridge between the diaspora Estonian community and Estonia itself, and as a calling card for Estonia not just in the … [Read more...] about Toronto Estonian community to open new centre in 2021
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News / Dundee by Jon Brady July 28, 2018, 6:05 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter When money runs out and it’s a long time until pay day, it can be hard to know where to turn. Banks and building societies can prove a closed door and payday lenders offering a quick fix in exchange for exorbitant rates could prove the road to ruin. But for the last 15 years, the Discovery Credit Union (DCU) has been lending a fair helping hand to those hard-up or simply looking to save for a rainy day. In that time, the community-rooted financial service has issued more than 20,000 loans worth nearly £12 million to a total of 9,182 members. Originally set up in community halls across the city in September 2003, it now has a permanent home in the Central Library, from where it continues to be run by a volunteer board of directors and a small number of paid staff. DCU was set up in response to the fact that one in 10 Dundonians in the … [Read more...] about Award-winning ‘ethical’ Dundee credit union celebrates 15 years
When people look for places to invest their money and handle their finances, their typical options are banks and credit unions. While the Credit Union National Association reported more than 100 million members in 2017, many still aren’t familiar with how a credit union works or the many benefits associated with membership. Credit unions are nonprofit entities that offer services similar to those offered by banks. The difference is that they are member-owned cooperatives that exist for the benefit of their stakeholders; unlike for-profit financial institutions that exist for the profit of their shareholders. As such, credit unions can offer their members higher interest rates on savings accounts and lower interest rates on loans and credit cards. In that regard, if you have a high-interest credit card, you can transfer the balance to a credit union for a much lower interest rate credit card, according to CUNA. Plus, credit union credit cards also offer rewards programs like bank … [Read more...] about Why join a credit union?
The 2018 ONeills Foyle Cup kicked off at venues in and around the North West on Monday. The six day extravaganza of football has once again grown in terms of team entries, with no fewer than 400 teams entered this year and will witness a record of over 1500 matches being played, across more than 36 different venues in Counties Derry, Donegal and Tyrone this week.Teams have travelled from all over the world to participate in this hugely popular international youth soccer tournament - teams from USA, Finland, France, Sweden, England Scotland and all over Ireland, north and south.Over the years the Foyle Cup has been refusing entries - such is the growth in its popularity - something that Michael Hutton, Chairman of Foyle Cup is attributable to quite a number of factors." I am asked each year why this event is so popular as entries are increasing annually. Firstly the event is well organised and teams are made most welcome by those involved in Hotel & Tourism industries. The playing … [Read more...] about Foyle Cup kicks-off in North West
O’Neill’s Foyle Cup tournament Chairman Michael Hutton says hotel bookings in the north west are at an all-time high with the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, the Maritime Festival and the Foyle Cup all taking place over a two week period. “I have long maintained that sports events organised locally will deliver for tourism in the north west area and what we are experiencing at the moment is proof of what is possible,” said Mr Hutton.“The region is a buzz with the golf classic this week as the city awaits the beginning of the Maritime festival and the ONeills Foyle Cup event.“There is something happening for all - golf, soccer, water sports - all we need is more of these kind of events.“I am in daily contact with participants in this year’s ONeills Foyle Cup event and I can vouch for the fact that the excitement and anticipation for all those competing is at an all time event high. “Particularly among those travelling from America … [Read more...] about Events give massive boost to the north west