WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden appears to be boosting his goal for coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days in office, suggesting the nation could soon be vaccinating 1.5 million Americans on average per day. Biden made the comments Monday as talks with Congress over a $1.9 trillion stimulus package showed few signs of progress. He signaled his increasing bullishness on the pace of vaccinations after signing an executive order to boost government purchases from U.S. manufacturers. It was among a flurry of moves by Biden during his first full week to publicly show he’s taking swift action to heal an ailing economy.
Meet Donnie Boston, MA – OneUnited Bank, the largest Black-owned bank in Miami, Florida and the U.S., recently announced the winners of its 9th annual “I Got Bank! Youth Essay & Art Contest.” Participation in the contest reached a 9-year high with essay and art submissions from thirty states and the District of Columbia. Each of the ten (10) youth contestants were awarded a $1,000 savings account for a winning essay or piece of art on financial literacy.The Winners The winners who all expressed their financial literacy journey in very creative ways, included Patrick Sweet, 11 of Miramar, Florida. The other winners are: Sabreen A. El-Amincluded in, 12, Pasadena, CA, Kristian Flakes, 11, Pearland, TX, Precious Fofana, 8, Hyde Park, MA, Zaiderick Hayes, 12, Birmingham, AL, Arielle Johnson, 12, Davenport, IA, DeAsia Mauldin, 11, Compton, CA, Xavier Nelson, 12, Moseley, VA, Arabia Roberts, 12, Washington, DC, and David Wines, 10, and Des Moines, IA. The panel of judges included Teri Williams, the bank’s President & Chief Operating Officer.“I Got Bank” – The bookWilliams, who wrote the book I Got Bank! after she discovered the lack of books geared toward educating urban youth about financial literacy said, “This year we were excited to see the volume and diversity of submissions and were inspired by all the essays and art. Congratulations to our winners and their families for appreciating the importance of financial literacy.”The “I Got Bank!” youth essay & art contest is part of a larger OneUnited Bank initiative to educate youth and adults about smart money management. I Got Bank! was offered at no cost to libraries and middle schools across the U.S. and to date, more than 3,000 copies have been donated in 37 states. In 2018 and 2019, OneUnited Bank held a 3-city book give away, where Ms. Williams provided free autographed books to over 800 families.OneUnited Bank has also launched its Financial Education Center with online playlists on Financial Basics, Major Life Decisions, Starting a Career, Small Business and Preventing Elder Fraud. OneUnited Bank hopes its efforts will improve the financial skills of children and adults throughout the country. The “I Got Bank” Essay & Art Contest will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in 2020. To learn more about past winners, please visit the OneUnited Bank Financial Literacy Blog.I Got Bank! is published by The Beckham Publications Group, Inc. (www.beckhamhouse.com ).
Already in recent days this newspaper pointed to the advanced negotiations between Espanyol and Benfica by Raúl de Tomás, although finally, and according to the Portuguese press (SIC Portugal advanced the news), the forward will not end up at the club as a loan but on property at a rate of 20 million euros plus 2.5 in variables. A real bombshell of the winter market that will help the Spanish to get out of his battered situation in The league, with just 11 points and the bottom of the championship. Tomás has always been a desire of Espanyol, although this summer it was impossible to undertake his signing as it was transferred to Benfica for 20 million euros. Five months later, the forward has not had continuity and the Portuguese club is willing to recover the investment. At 25 years old and with projection ahead, the player fits into the profile of signings of the parakeet club with Chen Yansheng in command, as in summer it happened with young people Fernando Calero Y Matías Vargas. With From Thomas, yes, the club will launch the house through the confirmation window taking into account that it would become the most expensive signing in history, exceeding the 10.5 that were paid by Vargas this summer.The forward would reinforce a decimated attack in LaLiga. Espanyol have only scored 14 goals in 19 games and his top scorers are Bernardo Espinosa, Wu Lei, Sergi Darder Y Marc Roca With three goals. If the arrival of De Tomás is official, Abelardo Fernández wins an immediate performance forward to get out of the delicate situation that the blue and white team is going through.According SIC Portugal, Espanyol would only get 80% of the pass for these 20 million and the 2.5 variables would be paid in case the player played ten games by June 30 (one million euros), Espanyol was saved (another million) and De Tomás scored five goals (500,000 euros). It is unknown if these clauses concern only LaLiga or all competitions. 9