40 financial rules for 40 year-olds

first_imgby: Jeff RoseEvery decade of life has its financial challenges and opportunities.In your 20s, you feel invincible.Your 30s brings on a whole new set of responsibilities including career and family.However, your 40s are especially important because you are closing in on retirement.Making a huge money mistake in your 20s isn’t nearly as devastating to your long-term prospects as doing so in your 40s.Now that you’re scared spitless, here are 40 financial rules for your 40s: continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

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Coronavirus gives Trump big stage for pet medical theories

first_imgSuper genius Trump’s strong opinions on scientific matters are wide ranging.He scorns renewable energy and says that wind turbines cause cancer. During a solar eclipse in 2017, he ignored doctors’ advice and looked directly, without sunglasses, into the sun.He has little time for the nearly unanimous world scientific position on manmade global warming and pulled America out of the Paris climate agreement.The colorful, overweight real estate entrepreneur has declared thumbs down for exercise, saying that his elderly friends who worked out all now are “going for knee replacements, hip replacements.”In some quarters, Trump draws mockery, but his supporters often nod in agreement as they listen to his theories during rallies.Trump credits “good genes” for his self-declared medical savvy, specifically from a “great super-genius” uncle, John Trump, who taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.”I like this stuff. I really get it,” the president said in March during a visit to laboratories at the Centers for Disease Control, early in the pandemic crisis.”Every one of these doctors said, ‘how do you know so much about this?'” he claimed.”Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.” America, Dr Trump will see you now.While US President Donald Trump admits he’s not actually a doctor, he’s long been convinced of his scientific talents — and the coronavirus pandemic has given him the ultimate stage to test his theories.The Republican leader’s announcement Monday that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine for almost two weeks as a preventative measure against COVID-19 was a shock. While Trump claimed to have “heard a lot of good stories,” the anti-malaria drug has not been cleared for such use and US regulators warn it can be highly dangerous.On the other hand, the announcement was no surprise: Trump often goes his own way when it comes to science, even mid-pandemic.In April, he mused during a press conference with top health officials whether disinfectants used to kill germs on surfaces could also be injected into coronavirus patients.”Is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning?” he asked his stunned audience. The next day, Trump said he’d been speaking sarcastically, though there was no hint of sarcasm in his voice. The president’s idiosyncratic approach is most visible on the issue of masks.Long after government doctors recommended wearing masks as a globally accepted way of slowing the viral spread, Trump and his staff went without.This month, after two White House employees with access to Trump got the coronavirus, the order finally went out for everyone to cover up. Except Trump.He even pointedly declined to be seen in a mask while touring a mask-making factory in Arizona.center_img A way with doctors Where Trump has undisputed success is in getting exactly the reports he needs after check-ups with his doctors.This dates all the way back to 1968 when Trump, then an athletic-looking young man, was diagnosed with bone spurs in his heels, leading to exemption from the military draft to fight in Vietnam.Trump has said he doesn’t remember which doctor examined him. A 2018 New York Times article quoted the family of a podiatrist who rented property from the future president’s father saying that the diagnosis was given as “a favor.”Other than golf, 73-year-old Trump does no exercise and loves fast food. He has heart disease and is clinically obese.But the official health reports since his 2016 election campaign have been glowing.”If elected, Mr Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency,” his then-personal physician, Harold Bornstein, wrote in 2015.Lab results were “astonishingly excellent.”Bornstein later recanted, saying in 2018 that Trump “dictated that whole letter.””I just made it up as I went along,” he told CNN.By then, Trump was in the White House and the sterling reports kept coming in.”It’s called genetics. I don’t know. Some people have just great genes,” his then White House physician Ronny Jackson said in 2018.”I told the president that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old.” Topics :last_img read more

Robin van Persie blames Arsenal’s midfield for the team’s lack of goals

first_imgRobin van Persie blames Arsenal’s midfield for the team’s lack of goals Robin van Persie (Picture: Getty Images)Robin van Persie lays the blame at Arsenal’s midfield for the team’s lack of goals, singling out Granit Xhaka, Joe Willock and Matteo Guendouzi as players who lack creativity.The Gunners picked up a good result on Thursday night in the Europa League , winning 1-0 away at Olympiakos thanks to a late Alexandre Lacazette goal.The win continues the encouraging progress the side are making under Mikel Arteta as they extend their unbeaten run to nine games in all competitions and record their third straight clean sheet. However, goals have been an issue for Arsenal this season, scoring 36 in 26 games in the Premier League, leaving them 10th in the division with just seven wins.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTVan Persie does not see the forwards – Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Gabriel Martinelli – are to blame, but the midfielders who are failing to create chances for the front line.‘What is the reason why Arsenal don’t create so many chances? I believe it’s because the midfielders,’ said the Dutchman.‘The strikers don’t believe that final ball can come.‘If you look at Xhaka, Willock, Guendouzi they don’t have that final ball in their locker.‘I think it affects the front three in a bad way. The strikers need to have that feeling like the ball is going to come. It’s not coming that often.’Arsenal have drawn more games than any other team in the Premier League this season, recently being held to stalemates by Burnley, Sheffield United and Crystal Palace.However, after some calamitous defensive problems under previous manager Unai Emery, Arteta is encouraged by the improvements at the back rather than the struggles up front.‘I have told the players they have to enjoy defending as much as they do attacking because it’s a big part of the game,’ said the Spaniard after the win in Greece.‘So if you give simple balls away you’d better run back and recover that ball as quickly as possible.‘But this team plays with a big heart and I see a lot of effort from these players. Instead of splitting they have joined together really quickly.’Arsenal return to Premier League action on Sunday in a huge clash in the race for European places at home to Everton.MORE: Bernd Leno sends clear message to Bukayo Saka over Arsenal futureMORE: Robin van Persie compares ‘world-class’ Bukayo Saka to Arsenal and Manchester United legends Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 21 Feb 2020 8:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link639Sharescenter_img Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Polk County Sheriff: Triple Murder Suspect “Pure Evil in the Flesh”

first_imgPolk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced the arrest of three suspects in connection with the murder of three friends during a fishing trip on Friday. Grady says they arrested Tony “TJ” Wiggins, 26, his girlfriend Mary Whittemore, 27, and Tony’s brother “Robert” Wiggins. 21, in relation to the murders.Grady Judd WigginsSheriff Judd is updating the media on the arrests of these 3 suspects in the July 17th triple homicide in #Frostproof: 26 yo Tony “TJ” Wiggins; 27 yo Mary Whittemore; and 21 yo William “Robert” Wiggins. We are live on Facebook https://t.co/rKNE28jFQl. Release to follow pic.twitter.com/1XxFHe2kFQ— Polk County Sheriff (@PolkCoSheriff) July 22, 2020 Sheriff Judd calls TJ Wiggins “pure evil in the flesh.” He has 230 previous felony charges with 15 convictions while his alleged accomplices have no rap sheet.Sheriff Judd said that TJ Wiggins was in possession of an arsenal of weapons, as a convicted felon. He lawyered up.Mary says she bought the ammunition and Sheriff Judd says there’s video to prove it. She lawyered up.The three friends were slain just moments after gathering at remote boat ramp at Lake Streety in Frostproof.Judd, who has worked at the agency since 1972 called the murder scene “horrific,” describing the deaths as a “massacre.” He said the victims, identified as Damion Tillman, 23; Keven Springfield, 30; and Brandon Rollins, 27, were beaten and shot. Judd says the motive was an alleged stolen truck.Investigators have pieced together what they believed happened, Judd said while adding that Tillman and TJ Wiggins appear to have had a conversation at a store before the incident took place.Judd added the trio of suspects drove to an undisclosed location where they stripped down the gun, took it apart, and threw it away before going to a nearby fast food restaurant to eat.last_img read more

Overtime

first_img10. Well now Part-ner! All you so-called basketball know-it-alls that never made an athletic move in your life but to get out of the way… I told you Boston will win the NBA East. Did you see the Celtic/Heat rematch? Nuff said. 9. OK… Keep standing around “doing nothin’” like it’s not your problem and “we” won’t have a City League school left to have a memory about!8. Does it look or sound like “Cam” Newton, the quarterback for Auburn, or his dad care about the NCAA? Look around boys. It’s a new day? You’re going to have to start paying NCAA athletes if you want them to keep making money for your universities.7. I want the Pitt football team to win, honest I do. I have coaching roots there. But c’mon man! Even money says the Chuck Sanders led Slippery Rock University football team from back in the day could beat this Panther squad (don’t act like you don’t remember).6. Speaking of Pitt. It’s time for the Pitt hoop team to bring home a national title. They’re close, real close. And “Gibbs” shoots the lights out the joint and makes it look easy.5. Speaking of making it look easy, (sorry about the segway but it was sitting right there) anyway… you should see what brother Ernie Bey AKA “E-Bey” can do with his right arm when he’s not sending tennis balls back at you at 200 miles an hour. The man can take a long piece of wood and turn it into a masterpiece…A “staff” of the highest quality.4. Hey “Big Ben” here’s a suggestion. As soon as the ball is snapped just throw it. “Wallace” will catch up to it. Trust me. The man has two speeds…Fast and fast as he needs to be. Santonio who?3. Do yourself a favor and mark Sunday, Dec 12 on your calendar. That’s the day the city honors the great “Sam Bam” Clancy. The man that single handedly changed Pitt basketball forever! He’ll be honored at the 35th Annual Willie Stargell Memorial MVP Awards Banquet. (Call for information 412-607-3697).2. Do I care? I don’t care about the “Dallas Cryboys,” the coach, Jerry Jones, Texas, the Star or the cheerleaders, wait…I can’t lie, I care about the cheerleaders!1. By the time you read this “Pac-man” has won again and the Steelers have beat up on the “Pats”… Take it to the bank.“Game Over” BILL NEAL last_img read more

West Indies cricket, 50 years ago

first_img TITLE ROBBED The Shell Shield, the Red Stripe Cup, or the President’s Cup, whatever it was called, it served West Indies well, despite its many changes in scoring, which led to the result of the match between the Combined Islands and Trinidad and Tobago in 1975, according to the rules of the completion, ending as a draw instead of a tie, and robbed the Combined Islands of the title. There is also its latest change to a franchise system, with, for example, Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago, now known as the Jamaica Scorpions, the Barbados Pride, and the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force. The late Allan Rae, a former president of the West Indies Board, said on the 21st birthday of the regional competition, “One only has to compare the performances of the West Indies team before Shell’s involvement with the performances since that involvement to appreciate the force for good that the Shell Shield has been on our cricket.” The regional competition started as the Shell Shield, it lasted until 1987 before it changed several times to include the Red Stripe Cup, the President’s Cup, the Busta Cup, and the Carib Beer Series to the present Professional Cricket League of the West Indies. It started with Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, and the Combined Islands before teams from faraway places like England and Kenya were invited to participate. The regional competition, which was won by Barbados on 12 occasions in its time as the Shell Shield, was rated by many as the best first-class cricket competition in the world because of the quality of its players and the level of its competition, especially in its early years. The first regional match, known as the Shell Shield, was played between the Combined Islands and Jamaica on January 27, 28, 29, and 31 at the Antigua Recreation Ground in St Johns, Antigua, and it was a draw. It was a match in which opening batsman Teddy Griffith, playing for Jamaica, made 150 runs, the first century in the competition, opening batsman Easton McMorris scored 134 in the second innings, the first of three successive centuries, including 127 not out, out of 236 all out against Trinidad and Tobago, and 190 versus Lance Gibbs and Edwin Mohammed of Guyana. Over the years, there have been huge scores, such as the Leeward Islands 718 for seven against Kenya in Antigua in 2004, Guyana’s 641 for five declared versus Barbados in 1967, and the Leeward Islands 613 for five declared against Trinidad and Tobago at the ARG n 1984, and low scores, such as Guyana’s 41 versus Jamaica at Sabina Park in 1986, the Combined Islands 53 against Barbados at Warner Park in 1974, and 54 by the Windward Islands at Arnos Vale in 1968. Fifty years ago, January 27, 1966, West Indies cricket came of age, fully of age. It was the first day of a regional competition, a competition that provided regular, though limited, competition of four matches per team on an annual basis, and a competition that undoubtedly lifted West Indies cricket into the company of cricket in England, Australia, South Africa, and India. Half a century ago, the Shell Shield was founded, and it signalled the start of the rise of West Indies cricket to the top. The West Indies started playing Test cricket in 1928, they made their presence felt for the first time in 1950 by beating England in England, in 1966, they had their first official and regular tournament, and by the 1980s, the West Indies were the undisputed champions of the world. Today, they are nowhere to be found, not anywhere near the top. In fact, near to the bottom of the ladder. Fifty years ago, following the illustrious careers of players like Frank Worrell, Everton Weekes, Clyde Walcott, Sonny Ramadhin, and Alfred Valentine, the Shell Shield arrived in time to complement those of great players like Garry Sobers, Rohan Kanhai, Seymour Nurse, Basil Butcher, Conrad Hunte, Wes Hall, Charlie Griffith, Lance Gibbs, Jackie Hendriks, and Deryck Murray. And it stayed around to herald the coming of champions such as Lawrence Rowe, Alvin Kallicharran, Viv Richards, Gordon Greenidge, Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Bernard Julien, Keith Boyce, Richie Richardson, Malcolm Marshall, and Jeffrey Dujon, to name a few. SHELL SHIELDlast_img read more

Miracle escape

first_img“Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control. I trust you are not in too much distress.”The chilling address delivered calmly by Capt. Eric Moody over 30 years ago has become the greatest airline passenger announcement of all time and is brought back to life by the eruption of yet another Indonesian volcano.For the 263 passengers and crew aboard flight BA9, a British Airways 747 flying through a moonless night from Kuala Lumpur to Perth on June 24, 1982, death was only a matter of time.Initially, they were in awe of the strange, static electrical light show outside but that quickly turned to terror as the jet’s four engines glowed white, spurted flames and halted. It was 9.43pm.“Horrific, ” is how passenger Arthur Ewen, of Scarborough, described the feeling in this 2012 interview. “It still affects me and Shirley today. The cabin was quiet, people were praying. We just hugged and held hands.”The 747 had blundered into the ash cloud from the sudden eruption of Mt Galunggung, 110km south of Jakarta.The passengers and crew faced an agonising 42 minutes before the 747 touched down in Jakarta.Capt. Moody was on his way to the toilet.“Suddenly I was summoned back to the cockpit, ” he told Australian Aviation. “On the way back, I noticed puffs of smoke billowing out of the floor vents and there was an acrid smell or ionised electrical smell.”When Capt. Moody entered the flight deck, he saw the most intense display of St Elmo’s fire — a blue-glowing form of atmospheric electricity — dancing across the windshield.Senior First Officer Richard Greaves and Senior Engineer Barry Townley-Freeman were already taking action.“Richard pointed out the glow from the engines and what could only be described as tracer bullets streaming towards the cockpit, ” Capt. Moody said.What worried Capt. Moody — and terrified the passengers — was the smoke billowing out of the air-conditioning system.The air was then punctuated by a chilling call from the engineer: “Engine failure number four.”Within seconds the problem became worse. “Engine failure number two, three’s gone . . . they’ve all gone.”The crew was faced with a bewildering array of confusing dials and amber caution lights. They noticed a slowing of airspeed and put the 747 into a slow descent.Capt. Moody instructed FO Greaves to put out a mayday call: “Jakarta, Jakarta, mayday, mayday, Speedbird 9. We’ve lost all four engines.”But it took some time for the full gravity of the message to get through because the static around the 747 was interfering with radio transmissions. “We had absolutely no idea what had happened, ” Capt. Moody said. “We had to think outside the box — it was so confusing.”At 26,000ft, the cabin pressure warning sounded and the crew donned their masks. But the FO’s mask fell apart in his hands, forcing Capt. Moody into an emergency descent.Mr Ewen remembers the passengers were numb with fear, which turned to horror as repeated failed attempts to restart the engines sent fuel spewing out the back, which was then ignited by the St Elmo’s fire dancing over and around the wings.As the 747 reached 14,000ft, Capt. Moody said he started to consider a water landing. “I think we had another 10 minutes of glide left. My pondering was broken by the jubilation of the rest of the crew as number four started.”Within 90 seconds the other three engines had come back to life.Speedbird 9 was cleared to Jakarta but there was a complication Capt. Moody recounts.“We had great difficulty picking up the lights and what we didn’t realise is that the front windows were almost opaque from the ash.”The landing — despite many problems — was smooth and was greeted with “thunderous applause and cheers from the passengers”, Mr Ewen said.Reflecting on the incredible events Capt. Moody mused: “When I learnt to fly in the 50s, flying was dangerous and sex was safe. “When I retired in the 90s, that had gone the other way around!”last_img read more

a month agoJuventus defender De Ligt: I can’t split Van Dijk and Ronaldo

first_imgJuventus defender De Ligt: I can’t split Van Dijk and Ronaldoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus defender Matthijs de Ligt says Holland teammate Virgil van Dijk deserves his individual success.The Liverpool defender ultimately lost out to Barcelona star Lionel Messi for FIFA’s The Best gong.De Ligt told TMW: “It is a great honour to be here. “I was fortunate to have played with both Van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo, but frankly I can’t choose between the two.” While De Ligt attended the awards last night, Ronaldo stayed at home. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Las Vegas rings in 2018 under unprecedented security

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. – Las Vegas welcomed 2018 with fireworks, big-ticket musical acts and unprecedented security in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. modern history just three months ago.Law enforcement officers kept a close eye Monday on the estimated 330,000 people who travelled from all over the U.S. and beyond to pack in the Las Vegas Strip and downtown’s Fremont Street. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department had every officer working throughout the weekend and was aided by the Nevada National Guard and federal agents.Rosy-cheeked visitors took selfies and livestreamed the celebration amid temperatures in the mid-40s (4 Celsius), much warmer than most of the U.S. They wore glittery hats, tiaras and other 2018-themed paraphernalia as they hugged and cheered on the new year.“One bad incident is not going to deter us from having a good time,” Honolulu resident Pettra Stark, who planned her trip after the Oct. 1 shooting, said while standing underneath the massive video canopy on Fremont Street.For Stark, the heavy presence of armed officers was reassuring. But not everyone felt the same way, including Adrian Dominguez, who travelled for the festivities with 10 other relatives.“It’s not pleasant to see so many officers,” Dominguez, a resident of the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Juarez. “They are everywhere.”The heightened security comes after a high-stakes gambler killed 58 and injured hundreds more after he shattered the windows of his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino on the Strip and unleashed gunfire on a country music festival below before killing himself.On Saturday, two security guards were fatally shot while investigating a disturbance at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, a hotel-casino just west of the Strip. Police said the suspect was hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities described it as an isolated incident and assured that it was not terrorism-related.A roughly eight-minute fireworks display at the top of seven of the city’s world-famous casino-hotels started at the Stratosphere 10 seconds before midnight Monday and continued to Venetian, Treasure Island, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood, Aria and MGM Grand. More than 80,000 pyrotechnic firings that illuminated the sky in gold, red and green.Megastars performed at venues up and down the Strip. The Foo Fighters played at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan, Maroon 5 was at the Mandalay Bay Events Center and Britney Spears performed at The Axis at Planet Hollywood.At a lower-key celebration in downtown Las Vegas’ casino-flanked Fremont Street Experience, bands played under a massive video canopy while visitors danced and sipped giant beers.Las Vegas police officer Larry Hadfield on Monday said there were no incidents related to the festivities to speak of. The Nevada Highway Patrol on Twitter reported the arrest of two suspected impaired drivers near the Strip.Police cruisers, dump trucks and other large vehicles blocked key intersections during the night to try to prevent anyone from plowing into crowds.Strollers, backpacks, large bags, coolers and glass bottles were banned from the Strip for the night. Ticket holders for the celebration on Freemont Street Experienced went through checkpoints where security guards used hand-held metal detectors.New Year’s Eve is worth an estimated $254.3 million to Las Vegas, according to the city’s Convention and Visitors Authority. More than 97 per cent of the destination’s nearly 149,000 hotel and motel rooms were expected to be booked.___Follow Regina Garcia Cano on Twitter at https://twitter.com/reginagarciakNOlast_img read more