(BPT) - What does Juneteenth mean to you? For millions of Americans, Juneteenth marks an important moment in American history, one that spans 154 years.The original Juneteenth dates back to 1865 and commemorates the day the enslaved people of Galveston, Texas, were notified that they were free by executive decree. This came two years after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect."While this event marked a historic day for Black Americans, the effects of these injustices still linger," said Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., the founder of the dfree(R) Financial Freedom Movement, a wealth-building system whose mission is to heal the wounds of the past and create new paths to financial freedom. "Today many black families still deal with race-based economic inequality and, shockingly, the gap has not grown smaller as the years have passed. Instead, it has widened considerably from where it was just four decades ago." Soaries offers the following points on closing the wealth gap:Closing … [Read more...] about Building a legacy of financial freedom
In July 1999, David Platt was named Nottingham Forest manager. It was pretty much downhill from there when it came to his relationship with fans, at least when supporters talk about Platt today. Two years later, almost to the day, he accepted an offer to become England Under-21s boss and was gone. History, they say is written by the victors, but in football, it is often penned by the fans who pass on their verdicts long after managers and players have gone. Word such as arrogant and phrases such as 'tactically unaware' and 'wasted millions' are mentioned today when you ask about the former England midfielder. Heavily backed in the transfer market, Platt took over when Forest had just been relegated from the Premier League. His remit was promotion, but his signings - some, not all - are considered terrible. In came the trio of Moreno Mannini, Gianluca Patrachi and Salvatore Matrecano for a combined fee of £3.6m (Mannini was free - and 37). Other signings would be made. Riccardo … [Read more...] about What is David Platt’s true legacy at Nottingham Forest?
Derby County are gearing up to face Aston Villa at Wembley on Monday for a ticket back to the Premier League for the first time in more than a decade. In that time, the club's finances have become a key issue, as Derby, like many other clubs in the Championship, have gone for broke in order to claim a place in the world's most lucrative league. The Rams reported a profit of £14.6m for 2017-18 after Pride Park Stadium was sold to chairman and owner Mel Morris, then leased back to the club - but that does not tell the whole story... Aston Villa v Derby County - Championship Play-Off Final Tickets: Sold out Referee confirmed: Who is he? Ashley Cole's message to Scott Malone Encouraging Wembley stat for Derby Villa star desperate to erase play-off misery Pundit: Why Villa are favourites Operating loss nearly £1million a week Last season, revenues were £29.1million, among the highest in the Championship. But given the enormous cost of running Derby - mainly wages … [Read more...] about Derby County’s key financial figures ahead of play-off final
Europe was right to let in large numbers of refugees despite the populist backlash, German chancellor Angela Merkel has said. It was also right to impose austerity to save the euro, she added in an interview with six European newspapers - the Guardian, Le Monde, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, La Vanguardia, La Stampa, and Gazeta Wyborcza - out on Wednesday (15 May). But she said that fighting global warming and changing relations with the US, China, and Russia might emerge as more pressing challenges in the years to come. "The issue of immigration will continue to accompany us for the next decades," she said. "If there are almost 70m displaced people worldwide, it was understandable that Europe had to take over a million of them," she added, referring to 2015, when more than 1m refugees, mostly from Syria, walked into Europe. "The important thing is that the monetary union and the euro have remained," she also said, referring to the EU bailouts and the cost-cutting measures that came with … [Read more...] about Merkel defends EU legacy on refugees and austerity
0 Have your say Scotland’s financial services trade body today named Philip Grant of Lloyds Banking Group as its new chairman. Grant will take over the role at Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE) from Jim Pettigrew, the chairman of Clydesdale Bank owner CYBG, who is stepping down after serving his full three-year term.During his time in the chairman’s role, membership at SFE has grown by 25 per cent and engagement with both the Scottish and UK governments is said to have “increased significantly”.Grant’s new role will be in addition to his position as chairman of Lloyds Banking Group’s Scottish executive committee. He is also managing director of customer and business risk of the insurance and wealth division of Lloyds, which includes Scottish Widows.In 2016, Grant was appointed to chair the SFE high level strategy group which was responsible for devising the organisation’s five-year strategy for 2017-2022. The outputs of … [Read more...] about Change of chair at Scottish Financial Enterprise