Relief for Spurs as late Kane double downs Villa

first_imgTanguy Ndombele scored a sensational debut goal as Tottenham came from behind to beat Premier League new boys Aston Villa 3-1 thanks to Harry Kane’s late double.John McGinn’s ninth-minute goal seemed set to mark Villa’s return to the top flight in style, with Champions League finalists Spurs – playing without the benched Christian Eriksen for over an hour – struggling to break down Dean Smith’s side.Eriksen’s introduction sparked urgency into Tottenham’s attack and, after Tom Heaton had made a fantastic stop to deny Davinson Sanchez, Ndombele slammed home a brilliant equaliser at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Another terrific Heaton stop kept Eriksen at bay, but Villa’s resistance was ended when Kane capitalised on a mistake from Jack Grealish before excellently tucking in his second to add gloss to a hard-fought win.FULL-TIME: A superb second-half display as we come from behind to take a deserved three points on the opening day!#THFC 3-1 #AVFC— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 10, 2019Villa’s defence struggled to cope with Lucas Moura’s movement in the early stages and the former Paris Saint-Germain forward should have done better with a free header he directed straight at Heaton.Lucas’ miss swiftly proved costly – McGinn keeping his composure to slot beyond Hugo Lloris after Danny Rose failed to track the midfielder’s run.After Kane headed over before half-time, Moussa Sissoko was the next to let Villa off the hook, lashing wildly at a close-range strike.But Spurs’ equaliser finally came with 17 minutes remaining – Ndombele curling in a wicked first-time strike, which looked as though it brushed off Tyrone Mings en route to the back of the net, after Heaton had pulled off a fine save from Sanchez’s header.Heaton prevented Eriksen capping a superb cameo with a goal soon after, but Villa’s defence could not hold on, and Spurs hit the front with four minutes remaining as Kane slotted in following sloppy play from Grealish.Spurs were not finished there, however, and Kane helped himself to a well-taken second to make for a scoreline more comfortable than Tottenham’s wasteful display warranted. What does it mean? Spurs must cling onto EriksenEriksen may well leave Tottenham before the end of August, if rumours linking the former Ajax star with a move to Real Madrid are to be believed.Based on this display, however, Mauricio Pochettino must do all he can to keep hold of Eriksen, who changed the game once he entered the fray.Ndombele lives up to the billingTottenham edged out some of Europe’s top clubs to secure Ndombele’s signature and the France international stepped up when it mattered.The 22-year-old only scored three times for Lyon last season but showed real composure to curl in Spurs’ equaliser.Rose fails to cover himself in glory    England full-back Rose looked set to be leaving Tottenham after he was left out of the club’s Asian tour in pre-season but, despite a reported late bid from Watford, the 29-year-old stayed put.He had a moment to forget, though, when he failed to keep track of McGinn before his slip allowed Villa’s goalscorer to get a shot off.Key Opta Facts- Tottenham have won 37 Premier League games after finding themselves behind at half-time, more than any other side.- Spurs have won five of their six opening games in the Premier League against promoted sides, only losing in 2007-08 against Sunderland.- Courtesy of the strikes from Aston Villa’s John McGinn and Tottenham’s Tanguy Tanguy Ndombele, this game was the first match to see both sides have a player score a Premier League debut goal since Burnley (Scott Arfield) versus Chelsea (Diego Costa) in August 2014.- Harry Kane has scored six goals in six Premier League appearances against Aston Villa, netting a total of four in his last two league meetings with the Villans.- Jack Grealish has lost each of his last 19 Premier League games, the longest run of consecutive defeats suffered by a player in the history of the competition.What’s next?Manchester City began their title defence in style in Saturday’s early kick-off with a 5-0 win over West Ham and Pep Guardiola’s side are next up for Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium. Villa, meanwhile, host Bournemouth. read morelast_img read more

Former Ohio State Football Star Has Died At 92

first_imgA closeup of an ohio state football helmet.COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 17: A detail of an Ohio State Buckeyes helmet during the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field on November 17, 2018 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)Jerry Krall, a former Ohio State standout and member of the Detroit Lions, has passed away at the age of 92, according to the Toledo Blade.According to the Blade, Krall had been under hospice care as he faced complications from cancer. He is survived by his wife, six children, three sisters and nine grandchildren.Krall starred at OSU as a halfback and defensive back in the late 1940s. He famously decided between attending Ohio State or Michigan by flipping a coin.In the Buckeyes’ victory over Cal in the 1950 Rose Bowl, Krall rushed for 50 yards and passed for 20. For his career, he rushed for 1,363 yards and five touchdowns and passed for 301 yards and six scores. A sixth-round pick of the Detroit Lions, Krall played one season in Detroit.Jerry Krall, a four-year letterman who was Ohio State’s leading rusher in the 1950 Rose Bowl game, has died at age 92, according to OSU and the Toledo Blade.— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) June 6, 2019Our thoughts and prayers are with Krall’s friends and family in this tragic time.May he Rest in Peace.last_img read more

These Are The Only Boots You’ll Need This Fall

first_img Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs Built on the simple premise that boots should be both practical and stylish, Thursday Boots sets out to provide its customers with minimalist designs that are as fashion-forward as they are timeless.“We really started this company because we felt there was something missing from the market that we wanted ourselves,” began co-founder Nolan Walsh. “We were looking for an option that had the ruggedness of a work boot, yet the sophistication of a fashion boot, something that could transition seamlessly between a variety of different settings.”Walsh describes the search as a classic “Goldilocks situation” in which no one boot seemed to perfectly fit all the criteria they were searching for.Frustrated, they decided to strike out on their own and wound up developing the boots that would come to comprise the Thursday Boots collection.What sets the Thursday Boots aesthetic apart is its understated and hybrid nature. Each design in the line borrows not only from the durability of traditional heritage wear, but also from the trendiness of seasonal fashion boots. The result is a streamlined product that is as gorgeous as it is sensible.“We wanted to make a high quality boot with a clean, minimalist look that could last for several seasons,” explained Walsh. “For us, the functional performance of the boot goes hand-in-hand with the visual design.”This marriage of design and functionality can best be seen in the supple leather they use to craft their boots. Developed with experts at a tannery in Mexico, the leather is tough, yet retains a certain buttery smoothness that allow the boots to be broken in quickly.Additionally, each boot comes equipped with a full glove leather lining interior, which molds to the foot over time.The collection currently boasts seven different styles: the President, the Captain and the Diplomat (traditional laced, $199); the Duke (classic chelsea, $199); the Scout (stylish chukka, $149); the Vanguard and the Commander (thick-soled service-style, $249). The boots come in hues of tan, brown, and black, in either the brand’s trademark chrome leather or suede.Check out the full collection, here. Editors’ Recommendations Affordable Watch Hunting: 10 Best Timex Watches For Men Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men The Best Men’s Chukka Boots for 2019 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know last_img read more

Gov’t Focused on Building Resilience of Agriculture Sector

first_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is focused on protecting the agriculture sector against the devastating effects of natural disasters. “Agriculture is so important to our national economic strategy. The fastest way to grow our economy is to grow the agriculture sector,” the Prime Minister noted. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government is focused on protecting the agriculture sector against the devastating effects of natural disasters.He noted that agriculture is a key growth industry, and damage to the sector due to heavy rains and flooding resulted in slow gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2017/2018.“Agriculture is so important to our national economic strategy. The fastest way to grow our economy is to grow the agriculture sector,” the Prime Minister noted.He informed that he has instructed the Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda “to do the necessary work and develop the necessary policies around (building the resilience)” of the sector.The Prime Minister was responding to a question raised on the development of agriculture during a social media town hall meeting held at Jamaica House on March 21.Meanwhile, Vice Chairman of the Economic Growth Council (EGC), Dr. Nigel Clarke, underscored the importance of agriculture to the economic growth of the country.He explained that out of a suggestion that came from the EGC, the Government is looking to “incentivise or to actually undertake the installation or production of storage facilities that can be used cooperatively by farmers to store excess produce”.Some products, he pointed out, because of their nature, will need to be placed in cold storage.He added that such provision would “even out the fluctuations in supply allowing for more stable (market) prices and reducing the risk premiums, which will make it more attractive to farmers”.Dr. Clarke noted that there is also significant scope to increase the pre-clearance facility space for produce destined for the United States.“That pre-clearance facility is not used very much, and one of the reasons for that is that the way in which production is organised in silos, coordination doesn’t exist. From an EGC perspective, we’ll be recommending to the Government to ensure that there is greater coordination and make use of the infrastructure that we have here,” he said. Story Highlights He informed that he has instructed the Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda “to do the necessary work and develop the necessary policies around (building the resilience)” of the sector. last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure Traffic on the Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4979 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Two temporary intersections are now in use on Highway 104, Trans-Canada Highway, near Sutherlands River. One is located about 70 metres west of the Exit 27A intersection. To access Trunk 4, use this temporary intersection. The other intersection is on School Road in front of East Pictou Middle School. To access School Road, including F. H. MacDonald Elementary School and East Pictou Middle School, use this temporary intersection. They will be used until summer. Local Area Office: 902-755-7184 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Allan Hill and South Branch Roads Allan Hill and South Branch roads in the Advocate area have a weight restriction of five tonnes until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 DIGBY COUNTY: Dick Theriault Road The bridge on Dick Theriault Road, about two kilometres southeast of the Old DAR Railway crossing, is closed for repairs. There is no detour. Transportation officials will be on site 24 hours a day until the bridge is repaired. Local Area Office: 902-769-2192 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: George Street A section of George Street, near the Highway 125 overpass, will be reduced to one lane at various times for the construction of a new overpass. Work will take place until Saturday, April 30. Traffic control people will be on site. Expect delays. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 NEW WORK CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Northport Bridge Northport Bridge on Route 366 is closed until Thursday, March 31, for replacement. A detour is available from Shinimicas Road to the east of the bridge and Mudcreek Road to the west of the bridge. Cyclists should travel with caution. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 CUMBERLAND COUNTY — Kerrs Mill Road The Kerrs Mill Road is closed until further notice between Simmons Road and Route 368 because of bridge damage. Traffic should detour to Route 368 using Simmons Road and Fountain Road. CONTINUING WORK KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge, on Tannery Road in Hantsport, is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Route 337, Canal Bridge During construction of a new Canal Bridge on Main Street, Antigonish, traffic on Route 337 is being rerouted to a temporary detour bridge. The temporary bridge will be in place until Tuesday, May 31. Signs and traffic signals are on site. Local Area Office: 902-863-7387 VICTORIA COUNTY: Corsen Bridge Traffic on Corsen Bridge on the Cabot Trail, two kilometres south of Ingonish, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-383-2232 -30-last_img read more

Nouvelles options pour la mention du genre sur les documents didentité

first_imgLa Nouvelle-Écosse continue d’apporter des changements pour mieux refléter la population diversifiée de la province. À compter d’aujourd’hui 9 juillet, le gouvernement provincial offre un plus grand nombre d’options pour indiquer l’identité de genre sur le certificat de naissance, le permis de conduire et la carte d’identité avec photo. Les gens peuvent maintenant choisir X comme identité de genre ou encore choisir de ne pas indiquer leur genre. « Il s’agit d’une journée positive pour notre province et pour tous les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse qui méritent que l’on reconnaisse et que l’on respecte leur identité de genre, souligne Patricia Arab, ministre de Service Nouvelle-Écosse et des Services internes. Les gens qui ne s’identifient pas exclusivement comme homme ou femme nous ont dit que les documents d’identité ne reflétaient pas bien leur genre. » « À titre de province fière de sa diversité et de son inclusion, nous sommes ravis d’offrir de nouvelles options pour l’identité de genre, en réponse à ces préoccupations. » Ces changements ont été effectués avec l’appui et la participation de la communauté 2SLGBTQ+. « Il s’agit d’un changement important qui permet à tous les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse d’être bien représentés sur l’un des documents gouvernementaux d’identification les plus courants, affirme Shae Morse, une personne non binaire qui enseigne et qui défend les intérêts de la communauté. L’identification exacte, y compris l’option d’omettre la mention du genre, permet de réduire les préjudices auxquels font face les personnes intersexuées, non binaires et transgenres, ainsi que tous les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse. » « Le fait d’offrir cette option gratuitement permet à tous ceux qui le veulent, de Glace Bay à Yarmouth, de faire ce changement. Les frais connexes sont l’un des obstacles les plus importants à ce genre de changement. » Les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse ont également l’option de ne pas indiquer la mention du genre sur leur carte santé. L’option d’indiquer M ou F sur tous les documents d’identité reste en place. La mention du sexe, ou la mention du genre indiquée sous la rubrique de la mention du sexe, sera tout de même consignée dans le système provincial. Les frais liés au changement de la mention du genre sont éliminés pour le remplacement de la carte. Les services de changement de la mention du sexe sont également offerts aux personnes qui sont nées à l’extérieur de la Nouvelle-Écosse, mais qui habitent actuellement dans la province. Pour obtenir plus d’information sur la façon de modifier la mention du genre sur le permis de conduire, consultez le , pour le certificat de naissance, pour le certificat de naissance consultez le et pour la carte santé, consultez le (en anglais seulement).last_img read more

No need to press panic button yet says Tendulkar after Indias loss

first_imgMumbai: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is in no mood to press the “panic” button after India’s loss to New Zealand in their first World Cup warm-up game, saying Virat Kohli’s men should utilise the practice matches to learn more about the conditions ahead of the main tournament. Pre-tournament favourites India put up a dismal show in their opening practice game, losing by six wickets to New Zealand in London on Saturday. Electing to bat, India made a below-par 179, which the Kiwis chased down in 37.1 overs. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach Arun”I will not judge the team after each and every game. It’s a tournament and things like these will happen. The main tournament has not even started yet,” Tendulkar said at a round-table conference on the sidelines of the Mumbai T20 League here Sunday. “I think, we need to settle down, one or two games may go here and there. India should make most of the practice matches leading to the World Cup. They should understand what kind of surfaces they might get. I won’t panic at all as of now,” he added. The master blaster said warm-up games provide all participating teams an idea about things to come and plan accordingly in the main tournament. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-up”Many a times, teams are trying different combinations, batting line up. Almost all teams are not sure about their front-line, playing 11, several bowlers and batsmen are rested. Nobody is wanting to expose their proper playing XI. “All the teams are preparing and trying different combinations in those conditions, which would work for them,” he said. Tendulkar picked Afghanistan to produce major surprises in the showpiece, starting May 30 in the United Kingdom. Afghanistan showed their giant-killing intentions in their first warm-up game, stunning former champions Pakistan by three wickets in Bristol on Friday. “I have said it earlier that Afghanistan will throw up surprises in the World Cup because they have one of the best spin bowling attacks. Even if they treat it like Test cricket, they will still take wickets in the middle overs,” he said. The upcoming tournament will feature 10 best cricketing nations of the world but Tendulkar was of the view that the custodians of the game need to engage more teams in a world event. “Ideally, if it is called the World Cup, then the world should be participating and we need to find ways to engage more and more teams and yet keep that standard of play high. It is not going to happen overnight and we need to find ways to do that,” he said. “So ideally I would love to see more than 10 teams participating, but also at the same time not to compromise on the standard of playing. So it’s going to be a lengthy process. “That can only happen if ‘A’ teams of India, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand go and play against the new teams, not just ODI cricket but also three-four day cricket to give them that exposure, to make them understand the standard of playing and get them ready for bigger tournaments.” Talking about the pitches likely to be offered in the UK, Tendulkar said, “Yesterday (in India’s warm-up match) was a different kind of pitch with a bit of grass cover on it and the conditions were slightly in favour of bowlers upfront and as the time went by, the wicket settled down little more. I think the wickets will change, they will get little flatter and spinners will come into play much more.”last_img read more

Technology adopted by Oriental Bank prevents ATM theft

first_imgGurugram: At a time when Gurugram is being faced with an increased number of ATM thefts, superior technology adopted by Oriental Bank of Commerce prevented a major theft in one of its ATMs.On Friday between 1:40 am & 2:45 am, a robbery attempt was made by some miscreants at an ATM at Garhi Bolni Road near Huda Chowk Rewari. The robbers broke open the ATM shutter and tried to open ATM. Due to sophisticated surveillance technology adopted by the Bank, the incident was monitored and immediately reported to the police. The police authorities reacted instantly resulting in arrests of culprits at the site. Thus due to technology by Bank, close cooperation and active participation of Police authorities, a grave crime was averted.last_img

More firefighting tugs en route to container ship burning off Nova Scotia

first_imgHALIFAX — More help is on the way for a Halifax-bound container ship that has been burning off Canada’s East Coast since Jan. 3.A spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard says two more fire-fighting tugs, the Atlantic Enterprise out of New York and the Union Sovereign out of Rotterdam, N.Y., are en route to the Yantian Express.Chief Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Canup says the ship remained about 1,700 kilometres southeast of Halifax early Monday and it’s not clear when the new tugs will arrive because of “heavy weather.”Two tugs have been on the scene for days, and the German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd says the fire involving multiple containers aboard the Yantian Express is “widely contained and under control.”The 320-metre ship was travelling to Halifax from Colombo, Sri Lanka, via the Suez Canal when a container caught fire on the forward deck on Jan 3.The ship was evacuated after the fire spread to other containers, but five crew members returned last Wednesday.Canup says the company is making plans for what they will do next.Hapag-Lloyd spokesman Tim Seifert said in an email there was no estimated time of arrival to Halifax, “or any other port,” for the Yantian Express.He says it is still not yet possible to estimate the damage to the container ship or its cargo.Canup said Monday the ship is not posing a hazard to other traffic.“It’s 930 nautical miles southeast of Halifax — rather open water,” he said.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

What says modern now in decor Some trends for Spring 2019

As the weather improves and our winter hibernation ends, the urge to refresh and renew a room or two often follows.It may be as simple as adding a few new decorative items or changing a worn-out piece of furniture. Or maybe it’s something a little more ambitious, like a new room layout or colour scheme.What’s saying “fresh and modern” now? A few designers weigh in:TEXTURES“It’s a major moment for wood,” says New York City interior decorator Elaine Griffin . “Layers of wood, in varied tones for a lively contrast — think wood-framed chairs with a walnut coffee table on a paler hardwood floor. Wood-paneled walls are modern again too, this time in sleek, oversize panels, or sculptural designs.”Wood is meeting iron in combinations both elegant and industrial. Pier 1 has a new fir and iron shelving unit with a pitched “roof,” creating a sense of place and serving as both storage and room divider. Also at Pier 1, galvanized iron and mango wood give a round coffee table personality.And it’s not just iron. “Dark metals are modern now,” Griffin says. “Think bronze, wrought iron and almost-blackened brass. They’re super-fresh combined with other elements or used decoratively.”For Knoll Furniture’s design director, Benjamin Pardo, what’s new is a fresh take on some iconic pieces of the Bauhaus period, which is marking its 100th anniversary. “I’m especially excited about new finishes for designs by Breuer, Mies van der Rohe, Harry Bertoia and Warren Platner,” Pardo says.Platner’s iconic 1966 glass-topped dining table is offered now with a rose-gold wire base. Bertoia’s classic 1952 wire side chair has been re-imagined in gold, with a curly shearling cushion.Other retailers, like CB2 and Anthropologie, are echoing the woolly trend with curl-up-and-chill chairs and sofas clad in shearling upholstery.Another contemporary trend: cane and rattan. These were traditionally outdoor furniture materials, but we’re seeing nearly everyone offering indoor seating and casegoods in these weaves.CB2 has a rattan front credenza, while Anthropologie has a hutch with a caned front. At Ethan Allen , there are midcentury and island-inspired lounge chairs with woven backs. And at Serena & Lily , a tailored, textured bedframe comes in honeyed or grey cane, with brass leg caps.To Meg Roberts of the New York-based Echo Design Group , what looks most exciting about Spring ’19 is the explosion of dramatic tropical motifs.“From large-scale palms and jungle murals to botanical and toile-type renderings of exotic birds and animals, these patterns celebrate a wide range of gorgeous greens,” she says. “They can be classic or modern, playful or organic, but they’re always hopeful and appealing.”The real thing is just as hot. “Houseplants look modern now,” Griffin says. “They’re the most modern-feeling accessories: live elements that bring the outdoors in, and are unpretentiously stylish. I love green plants in white, handmade, ceramic cachepots.”Floral designers are also creating simple and dramatic vignettes, like a big monstera leaf in a striking vase, or delicate fronds in a textured basket. There are more online direct-to-consumer plant merchants as well (sites like Bloomscape, The Sill and more), offering buying and care instructions for those with less-than-green thumbs.And statement art is making an impact, with online and brick-and-mortar retailers across all price points offering large contemporary canvases.“Nothing looks better than a ginormous painting or print above a sofa or occupying a large, empty wall,” says Griffin.Design today also includes a movement toward environmentally mindful production.Cathy Bailey is creative director at Heath Ceramics , a San Francisco studio that has been producing ceramic vessels, dinnerware and accessories since the late 1940s.“Pure, thoughtful, honest and beautiful is what I want modern to feel like now,” she says. “We’re coming full circle in appreciating the objects we use and the impact they have.”Heath is producing dinnerware in Sausalito, California, and flatware in Sherrill, New York. The initiative “supports those communities, and has less environmental impact,” Bailey says.Heath has also re-thought packaging to try to eliminate plastic, going instead with recycled newsprint for wrapping ceramics, and boxing shipped goods using Expandos, a triangular, recyclable filler made from recycled chipboard.Says Bailey, “Being thoughtful in the choices we make feels modern.”Kim Cook, The Associated Press read more

Liz Weston Income can peak before youre ready

Most retirement calculators are optimistic to a fault. They assume our incomes will rise throughout our working lives, or at least stay roughly the same.In reality, our incomes are likely to peak years — and sometimes decades — before we retire. Consider this:— People’s biggest wage increases tend to happen in their 20s and 30s, with more modest increases in midlife followed by declines, according to a 2016 analysis of Social Security earnings records underwritten by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.— Most people’s incomes peak by age 45, the researchers found, although the top 20% of earners peaked in their 50s.— More than half of those who enter their 50s with a stable job are laid off or otherwise forced out the door, and the vast majority don’t recover financially, according to analysis by ProPublica and the Urban Institute.These may be grim statistics, but if you’re tempted to put off saving for retirement, take heed.“When you’re 40 and things are going well, you think, ‘OK, I can see when things are going to get better and that’s when I can save for retirement ,’ ” says Gary Burtless , an economist with the Brookings Institution who studies earnings patterns . “And those days just don’t come.”THE BIGGEST GAINS COME EARLYWhat’s true on average for a group of people may not be true for an individual, of course. Understanding these general patterns, though, could help people make better decisions about spending, saving and when to retire.Generally, the more education people have, the more money they make over their lifetime and the later their earnings peak, Burtless says.“For somebody with a position like professor at a university, it might be when they’re in the second half of their 50s, as opposed to the second half of their 30s, which it might be for your brother-in-law who failed to complete high school,” Burtless says.But the 50s tends to be a dangerous decade for workers, according to ProPublica , an independent non-profit newsroom, and the Urban Institute , a non-profitthink-tank that researches social and economic issues.The researchers found 56% of full-time, full-year workers ages 51 to 54 suffered an involuntary job loss after age 50 that had a substantial economic impact, either by reducing their earnings at least 50% or resulting in six months or more of unemployment. The median household income of these workers dropped 42%, and only one in 10 ever earned as much after they left their jobs as before. An additional 9% left their jobs involuntarily for personal reasons such as health. The analysis was based on data from the University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study, which tracks 20,000 people in the U.S.SAVE EARLY AND AVOID LIFESTYLE CREEPJob disruptions and declining earnings help explain why so many people in their 60s have so little saved, Burtless says.“Instead of having those last years when you no longer have children in the house to bulk up your savings, you are using up your savings even before you reach retirement age,” he says.People entering their 50s without having saved enough for retirement may need to plan to work longer, or cut their expenses, rather than assume rising incomes will help them make up the deficit, says certified financial planner Michael Kitces, who blogs at Nerd’s Eye View.Kitces advises people in their 20s and 30s to commit to putting half of their raises into retirement funds. Since those raises are likely to be largest in the early years, saving half can jump-start retirement funds while limiting “lifestyle inflation,” or the tendency to spend more as income increases.It can be tempting to take on a big mortgage, for instance, thinking that future salary boosts will make the payments more manageable, or to celebrate a raise by buying a fancier car. If your income doesn’t rise — or starts to drop — it can be painful to downsize or go back to plainer vehicles. (Also, the more expensive your lifestyle, the more money you’ll need to retire.)“Recognize that it’s a lot harder to remove something from our lives than it is to just not add it to our lives in the first place,” Kitces says.______________________________This column was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet. Liz Weston is a columnist at NerdWallet, a certified financial planner and author of “Your Credit Score.” Email: Twitter: @lizweston.RELATED LINK:NerdWallet: Retirement planning Weston Of Nerdwallet, The Associated Press read more

Telus reports firstquarter profit and revenue up raises dividend

VANCOUVER — Telus Corp. raised its dividend as it reported a first-quarter profit of $437 million, up from $412 million a year ago.The telecommunications company will now pay a quarterly dividend of 56.25 cents per share, up from 54.5 cents per share.Telus says its profit for the quarter amounted to 71 cents per share for the quarter ended March 31, up from 69 cents per share a year ago.Operating revenue totalled nearly $3.51 billion, up from nearly $3.38 billion in the first quarter of 2018, helped by higher wireless and wireline data services revenue growth.On an adjusted basis, Telus says it earned 75 cents per share for the quarter, up from 73 cents per share a year ago.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 75 cents per share and $3.51 billion in revenue, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon. The Canadian Press Companies in this story: (TSX:T) read more

Security Council to draft statement on strategy to deal with Liberia President

The members agreed that the Council must remain engaged with Liberia and its people, and also reaffirmed their support for regional initiatives, Ambassador Wang Yingfan of China said in a press statement, referring to the efforts of the Rabat Process, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the recently established International Contact Group to restore peace and stability in the Mano River Union subregion.During their closed-door talks today, Council members considered reports from its sanctions committee on Liberia, an expert panel monitoring compliance with the measures, and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on links between members of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) in Sierra Leone and the Liberian Government.In his statement, Ambassador Wang said Council members expressed their concern that the Government of President Charles Taylor continued to violate the sanctions, including by importing weapons in breach of the arms embargo, and that he had not met the Council’s demands in resolution 1343. That text called for Monrovia to expel all RUF members from Liberia, freeze funds that could be linked to RUF and cease all financial and military support for the group.According to Ambassador Wang, Council members had “full and detailed discussions, including on the relevance of the progress made in Sierra Leone and its effect on the current sanctions, whether the sanctions were having the desired effect, reports of continued violations of the sanctions, prospects for enhancement of the current sanctions regime and how to ensure that the present sanctions regime remained targeted.”They noted that some of the recommendations proposed in the expert panel report had already been acted on, and requested the sanctions committee to implement those recommendations that were agreed to by the Council this morning, he added.Members of the Council also noted that prohibitions on the sale and supply to Liberia of arms and related materiel called for in the resolution applied to any recipient in Liberia, including all non-State actors such as the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD), Ambassador Wang said.Noting that the panel’s report found that the sanctions only had a negligible impact on the humanitarian situation in Liberia, Council members expressed regret that the Government has used the embargo as an excuse for its failure to improve services and reform, and urged it to direct its resources towards addressing the country’s humanitarian crisis. They also called on the international community to help the country to alleviate the worsening humanitarian crisis. read more

Quartet releases Road Map to Middle East peace Annan urges sides to

The presentation of the Road Map took place in Ramallah within hours of the swearing in of the new Palestinian government. The document was handed over to Prime Minister Abu Mazen by the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Terje Roed Larsen, the acting United States Consul General in East Jerusalem, Jeff Feldman, the Russian Federation’s Middle East envoy, Andrei Vodvin and the European Union’s Middle East Envoy, Miguel Moratinos.Also attending the meeting with the Quartet were Palestinian ministers Nabil Shaath, Yasser Abed Rabo, Saeb Erakat.At about the same time, the US Ambassador to Israel, Dan Kurtzer, delivered the Road Map to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.In a joint statement, US Secretary of State Colin Powell, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov, EU High Representative for Security and Foreign Policy Javier Solana and Secretary-General Annan said: “The Quartet today presents to the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority a Road Map to realize the vision shared by the United States, the European Union, the Russian Federation and the United Nations of two states, Israel and Palestine, living side-by-side in peace and security. The members of the Quartet will work with the parties and key regional actors towards the implementation of the Road Map, in accordance with that vision.”At UN Headquarters in New York, the Secretary-General said it offered the two parties a chance to bring an end to a long and painful conflict. “I hope,” he added, “as we press ahead with its implementation, both parties will embrace it and see it as an opportunity to bring an end to this conflict.” read more

Thirteen prison officers hospitalised after violence erupts at Feltham youth jail over

The Prison Service said the perpetrators will face adjudication hearings over the next few days. A spokeswoman said: “A completely unacceptable series of assaults on staff at Feltham over the weekend led to 20 officers receiving injuries – with 13 needing hospital treatment.”Our sympathies are with those hard-working and committed staff, who deserve to be able to carry out their jobs without facing this kind of behaviour.”We will never tolerate violence against our staff and will push for the strongest possible punishment, which could lead to them spending more time behind bars.”It is understood the injured officers have since been discharged from hospital.Feltham YOI is made up of two parts, Feltham A, which holds 15 to 18-year-olds, and Feltham B, which holds young adults aged 18 to 21.In its A unit there is capacity for 180 young people, while 360 young adults can be held in unit B. Once judged to be unsafe, an inspection last year found levels of violence had been cut at the YOI.Safety had improved “quite dramatically” after new measures were introduced that included the teenagers being rewarded for good behaviour – including being given sweets and chocolate.But the facility has faced a battle to keep gang rivalries in check after “postcode” allegiances caused conflict among inmates. Thirteen prison officers required hospital treatment after being attacked by teenage offenders during a weekend of violence at a youth jail.Nineteen staff in total at Feltham Young Offenders Institution (YOI) in west London were injured as about a dozen young criminals, aged 15 to 17, mounted “unprovoked” attacks on officers.They suffered fractures, broken noses, cuts, bruises and bites during the violence which started last Friday and continued through the weekend.“They don’t need an excuse, they decided they were going to attack staff members, unprovoked. It was just wanton violence, simple as that,” said Mark Fairhurst, chairman of the Prison Officers’ Association.“Feltham has a difficult cohort to deal with as these are the violent kids who are committing the knife crime in London. They don’t stop violence just because they are in a young offenders’ institution.“They came up to staff, punched them in the face. When they got restrained, they bit staff. There’s some quite deep bites. It’s just unprovoked violence.”Mr Fairhurst sparked a backlash on Twitter after tweeting that they should “Replace the term ‘children’ with ‘violent young criminal’ and you more accurately describe what @POAUnion members in the juvenile estate face.”However, he was unapologetic over his comments and demanded that the attackers should be prosecuted and segregated, so they could be treated by psychologists to try to understand the motivation for their violence. “We will support staff and push for prosecutions,” he said. In March Feltham’s independent monitoring board said the issue presented staff with an “enormous problem”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Barcelona wins 19th title in Spain

6Ciudad Encantada31 1FC Barcelona Intersport58 13Academia Octavio20 3Reale Ademar León44 10AMAYA Sport San Antonio24 2BM. Atlético57 Barcelona is the new champion of the ASOBAL league, now officially. Even though many have considered them champions already after losing at home to Atletico by only one goal, they still needed to win the remainder of their games, and they did so. In their last game, they beat Torrevieja with 38:28 and have been crowned champions. Atletico played only a draw 25-25 at home against Ademar, but even a victory would not have changed much.This makes Barcelona a champion with 29 victories and 1 defeat. The only defeat was against Atletico with 29-30, but the away victory in Madrid with 25-23 meant that they will be champions in case both teams end with same amount of points.Antequera and Puerto Sagunto have been relegated. 14Quabit BM Guadalajara18 15Maygar BM. Antequera17 9Torrevieja26 7Naturhouse La Rioja29 4Cuatro Rayas BM Valladolid43 12Helvetia Anaitasuna22 16Alser Puerto Sagunto11 11Huesca22 5Caja3 BM32 ← Previous Story VELUX EHF FINAL4 2013: 4000 tickets already sold! Next Story → Kiel celebrates historic season in front of 20,000 people! ademarASOBALatleticoBarcelona 8Fraikin BM Granollers26 read more

Wicklow resident unharmed after arriving home to four burglars with a shotgun

first_imgFOUR MEN HAVE been arrested and a gun has been recovered after a burglary at a house in Dunlavin, Co Wicklow.The burglary occurred shortly before 2pm yesterday. The owner of the house came back after an alarm activation and disturbed a number of intruders who then fled the scene. The homeowner was not injured.During a follow-up operation, gardaí arrested four men a short distance away. A shotgun and a small amount of cash taken during the incident was recovered.The four males, aged in their late teens and early 20s, were taken to Bray Garda Station. Three are expected to appear before a sitting of Tallaght District Court this morning charged in connection with the incident.The fourth was released yesterday evening and a file will now be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.Read: Safe deposit box rental up as aggravated burglary numbers soar>Read: New arrest after burglars raid home of woman and child with nail bar>last_img read more

Man Claims Walmart Sold Him a Fake iPad

first_imgKen Lamal walked in to his local Walmart and picked up an iPad he wanted to buy, paid for it, and when he unboxed it, inside he found not an iPad, but a display model – plastic that’s been painted to resemble an iPad for display purposes. When he returned to the Walmart to report the fact that he essentially got a display iPad in a box, Walmart told him they couldn’t refund his money, he should contact Apple, and that all returns are processed through them. The store says that all returns are processed by Apple and they’re not allowed to repack electronics, so the iPad must have shipped from Apple the way Lamal got it, and that the whole thing is Apple’s problem – not so indirectly implying that Lamal is the one who put the display iPad in the box and is now trying to get cash from the store for it.  Lamal, for his part, bought himself a real iPad at his local Apple Store instead, and the rest is history. He plans to file suit, if only to finally get his money back. [via KPLC TV]last_img read more

Forget Pokemon lets catch Favimon

first_imgOne of Nintendo’s most successful series of games has to be Pokemon. It continues to sell millions of copies every time a new duo of games are released for Nintendo’s most current portable hardware. We’ve just seen Pokemon Black and Pokemon White released for the DS, and no doubt the next release will be a 3DS exclusive not appearing until next year we’d guess.But you don’t need Nintendo hardware to partake in a Pokemon-esque game. Visual artist and web designer Matthew Hollett has come up with a free-to-play alternative that has a nice twist to it called Favimon.AdChoices广告Favimon replaces the creatures found in Pokemon with favicon icons acquired from sites around the web. When you start the game gives you a single favicon representing the Favimon site. This is your hero, your means of fighting other favicons in an attempt to capture them.In order to fight these other favicons you first have to find them. This is done by visiting websites by typing valid in URLs to the Favimon search box. If the site you type in has a favicon it will appear on the playfield and you can begin fighting. A turn-based battle then ensues, with each favimon having a health, attack, defense, and speed stat. If you’re good enough the rival favicon will be defeated and added to your growing army of favi fighters.Favimon is a good example of what is possible with the growing set of easy to use and free web technologies out there. Hollett created the game using a mix of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP. Favicons are found using the Google favicon API and a getFavicon app.The game is a pretty fun distraction and got awarded the Most Original Game award in the Mozilla Labs Game On 2010 Competition.Head on over to the Favimon site to start playing, or read the FAQ to learn more about the game.last_img read more

Gardaí want people who identify them on social media to be prosecuted

first_img MIDDLE-RANKING MEMBERS of An Garda Síochána are calling for people who share pictures of them online with the aim of identifying them to be criminally sanctioned.The annual delegate conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) starts later today in Killarney, Co Kerry, and two of the motions on the agenda relate to abuse levelled against members of the force on social media.Particularly during smaller water charge protests in recent years, a trend developed of photographing or filming gardaí who were present and uploading the images to sites like Facebook and Twitter, where they were often widely shared. In some cases, commenters would name gardaí featured in the images and give details of where they were stationed or even where they lived.One of the motions on this year’s AGSI agenda directs the national executive to call on Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to:…introduce a criminal offence of photographing or otherwise capturing an image, moving or otherwise, of a member of An Garda Síochána in the exercise of their duty without the member’s consent and to publish or otherwise post this image on any media with intent to identify this member.A separate motion calls for the Commissioner to adequately protect and support members and their families who are being subjected to social media harassment and other forms of intimidation as a result of doing their job.Other motions to be debated over the next three days include demands for uniform upgrades, training and improved facilities and a call for GSOC to change the way it informs members after the fact that they were being investigated.Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan will make an address tomorrow evening. The Minister for Justice was due to attend the conference, but on Thursday she informed the association she could not, citing commitments in the Dáil.We’ll have more from the conference in Killarney over the next three days. Follow @michellehtweet for updates. Image: Sam Boal/ 116 Comments By Michelle Hennessy Apr 10th 2017, 6:05 AM Short URL Share1666 Tweet Email1 Image: Sam Boal/ 38,517 Views Gardaí want people who identify them on social media to be prosecuted The annual conference of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors starts later today. Monday 10 Apr 2017, 6:05 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more