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Retirement: What are they thinking?

first_img continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “A study finds that men are far more motivated than women to retire so they can spend time with their spouses,” notes a recent article in The Wall Street Journal.A Fidelity survey reveals about 60% of men wanted to retire so they could spend additional time with a spouse.Meanwhile, 71% of women look forward to retirement to spend additional time with grandchildren.Retirement decisions are based on a variety of factors, from a desire to spend more time with family, aspirations to travel, or to exploration of untapped interests.last_img

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Court lifts BSE-linked ban on Canadian cattle

first_img The USDA had planned to reopen the border Mar 7 of this year, after determining that Canada was a “minimal risk region” for BSE. But on Mar 2, US District Judge Richard Cebull in Billings, Mont., ordered the agency to delay that step, saying it could increase Americans’ exposure to BSE. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said loads of Canadian cattle may begin rolling across the border as early as Jul 18, in the wake of the ruling yesterday by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. The panel overturned a temporary injunction issued by a federal judge in Montana who had blocked the USDA’s plan to reopen the border back in March. The USDA said Canadian cattle are eligible for importation as of today. “However, to ensure appropriate certification procedures and policies are in place, USDA does not expect any movement until Monday, July 18, 2005,” the agency said in a question-and-answer bulletin. Cebull’s ruling came in a lawsuit filed by Ranchers-Cattlemen Legal Action Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF USA). American farmers have enjoyed higher cattle prices since Canadian cattle were barred, but beef industry officials say the loss of Canadian cattle has forced some US slaughterhouses to lay off workers or even close. The unanimous decision by the three judges followed a hearing held Jul 13 in Seattle, according to the Associated Press (AP). The judges said they would issue another ruling soon to explain the rationale for their decision. The United States has found two BSE cases so far. One was discovered in a Canadian-born cow in Washington state in December 2003; the second was confirmed last month in samples from a Texas-born cow that had died last November. The United States banned Canadian cattle and beef immediately after Canada’s first BSE case was found in an Alberta cow in May 2003. In August 2003, the USDA made an exception to allow importation of boneless Canadian beef from cattle less than 30 months old. Two more Canadian BSE cases have surfaced since then, both in January of this year. The action means that Canadian cattle younger than 30 months old and destined for slaughter before they reach that age can be imported into the United States. Cattle younger than 30 months are considered extremely unlikely to have infective levels of BSE, or mad cow disease. US Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns applauded the appeals court’s decision and said his department would take immediate steps to reopen the border. “This is great news for the future of the U.S. beef industry, specifically the many ranchers, feeders, and processing plants that have been struggling to make ends meet due to the closed border,” Johanns said in a statement yesterday. “It also bolsters our position with other international trading partners by following the very advice we have given them to base trade decisions on sound science.” Cebull had scheduled a trial pitting R-CALF USA against the USDA starting Jul 27. It wasn’t immediately clear whether that trial would go forward, but the AP report said that in the light of yesterday’s ruling, the appeals panel is not likely to allow Cebull to issue another injunction. Canadian authorities will issue a health and age certificate for each animal, and USDA veterinarians at border stations will inspect the cattle and the certificates, Johanns said. Cattle will be admitted at 20 border stations scattered from Washington to Maine. See also: Johanns’ Jul 15 statement on next steps to reopen border In a statement today, Johanns said, “We will move as expeditiously as possible to begin importing Canadian cattle, but we will do so very carefully to ensure the minimal risk rule criteria are clearly met.” During the Jul 13 hearing, the appeals judges suggested that Cebull perhaps should have respected the USDA’s decision to reopen the border, the AP reported. Judge Connie Callahan said the agency “is entitled to some deference. It’s their whole job to keep up with the science to make those decisions.” Jul 15, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – A federal appeals court moved yesterday to reopen the US border to live Canadian cattle for the first time since bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) surfaced in Canada in 2003. Johanns’ Jul 14 statement on court rulinglast_img read more

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Messi scores four as Barca jump above defeated Madrid before Clasico

first_imgTheir victory, coupled with Madrid’s defeat, means Barca move back to the summit of La Liga, two points ahead of Zinedine Zidane’s side ahead of next Saturday’s showdown at the Santiago Bernabeu. It amounts to a considerable shift in momentum, with Barcelona away at Napoli in the first leg of the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday. Madrid host City a day later and the plan had been for Hazard to regain form and fitness in what was only his second start since returning from three months out with a broken foot. But the Belgian was seen limping and after being taken off he sat in the dugout with what appeared to be an ice pack around the same troublesome right foot.  Lionel Messi scored four goals and Barcelona reclaimed top spot in La Liga as Real Madrid suffered a surprise defeat by Levante on Saturday, a week before the Clasico. Madrid’s nightmare afternoon was made worse by another injury to Eden Hazard, who was forced off in the second half of their 1-0 defeat in Valencia and is now doubtful to face Manchester City on Wednesday in the Champions League. Messi ridiculed talk of a drought by scoring four goals after four games without one, while emergency signing Martin Braithwaite made two assists off the bench, teeing up Messi and then Arthur Melo in injury-time.  Madrid were shaken by Hazard’s departure and Levante capitalised as Jose Morales banged a shot into the top corner from the angle, even if Thibaut Courtois pulled out of a save he really should have made. For Madrid, playing catch-up again next weekend will be a particularly heavy psychological blow, especially given the series of off-field problems engulfing Barcelona in recent weeks. Messi said in an interview with Mundo Deportivo last week that Barcelona, “the way we are now”, will not have enough to go all the way in the Champions League, placing further doubts around the overall direction of the club on the back of his public spat with technical secretary Eric Abidal. Yet on the pitch, Messi showed no sign of distraction as the 32-year-old completed the second fastest of his now 36 league hat-tricks, after less than 40 minutes at Camp Nou. “There’s nothing left to do but stand up and applaud,” Eibar wrote on Twitter afterwards. “I won’t wash my kit after hugging Messi,” said Braithwaite. Braithwaite’s arrival from Leganes on Thursday drew criticism after Barcelona capitalised on a curious La Liga rule that allows clubs to sign outside of the transfer window if they have lost a player to injury for more than five months.  Leganes, without their top scorer, were beaten earlier by fellow strugglers Celta Vigo but Braithwaite made the perfect start with his new team. Brilliant Messi Messi quickly got to work, scoring a brilliant first goal in the 14th minute after collecting the ball centrally, around 30 yards out. He had three Eibar defenders in front of him but found a way through, nutmegging Anaitz Arbilla before chipping delicately into the corner. The second came in the 37th minute as Sergio Busquets found Arturo Vidal, who feathered a flick into Messi’s path. Messi surged forward, past his stumbling opponents, and fired in. His third, three minutes later, was the simplest of the trio and arrived only after he tried to play in Antoine Griezmann. His generosity was rewarded as a sloppy Griezmann touch meant the ball cannoned back to Messi, who apologetically poked in. Coach Quique Setien was able to take Griezmann off with 18 minutes left and introduce Braithwaite for his debut. Braithwaite’s first contribution was a skewed cross but things improved immeasurably from there, as two passes across goal gave Messi his fourth and Arthur his first. Madrid were never in control of a chaotic contest against Levante but might have taken the lead if Hazard had done better with a long ball over the top from Marcelo, which he failed to control and then scuffed into the hands of Aitor Fernandez. He limped off and Madrid lost their way, finally punished with 11 minutes left by a straight ball through to Morales. Luka Modric, exposed on the right side of Madrid’s defence, was unable to recover and Morales caught Courtois by surprise by firing early past the goalkeeper and into the top corner. Real Sociedad moved into fourth and above Atletico Madrid with a 3-0 victory over Valencia, whose miserable form continued following their 4-1 Champions League loss at Atalanta in midweek. Topics :last_img read more

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New FPSO for Perenco named at Keppel shipyard

first_imgKeppel Offshore & Marine’s subsidiary, Keppel Shipyard, is on track to deliver a floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) to Dixstone holdings, an affiliate of Perenco. FPSO La Noumbi, Source: KeppelScheduled for delivery in 3Q 2018, it will be deployed to the Yombo field operated by Perenco offshore Congo, Africa, Keppel said in a statement on Thursday.The FPSO was named La Noumbi at Keppel Shipyard on Thursday. The ceremony was witnessed by Jean-Marc Thysthere Tchicaya, Minister of Hydrocarbons, Republic of the Congo.Chris Ong, CEO of Keppel Offshore & Marine said, “We are pleased to be on track to deliver a sixth project to Perenco to their satisfaction.”Ong added: “This is also our fifth project for the Republic of the Congo and we are proud to have been able to support the development of the nation’s significant oil reserves over the years. In fact, the FPSO Conkouati which La Noumbi will be replacing was first converted by Keppel Shipyard in 1991 and has served the Yombo field for more than 25 years.”Keppel Shipyard’s work scope on the conversion of the crude oil tanker into an FPSO included the installation and integration of topside process skids, fabrication of a new accommodation module as well as life extension works.La Noumbi will be capable of producing 12,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd), processing 120,000 barrels of water per day and storing 762,062 barrels of oil.Benoit de la Fouchardiere, CEO of Perenco, said, “The FPSO La Noumbi represents our commitment to enhance production in the Yombo field in the Republic of the Congo. We have partnered Keppel Shipyard because they are the industry leader in such conversions and have continually provided us excellent value and quality that meet our strict requirements. I am confident that La Noumbi will be just as successful as the FPSO Conkouati and serve for another 20 years.”last_img read more

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Agbonlahor’s three-word message to Ollie Watkins as Aston Villa transfer nears

first_img read also:Agbonlahor confident Grealish relationship with Villa fans solid Now Agbonlahor has chimed in, telling Watkins to “sign da ting” on Instagram attaching a photo of the striker to his post. And Villa fans have reacted, with one fan saying: “He’s coming for you record Gabs.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Aston Villa hero, Gabriel Agbonlahor, has sent Ollie Watkins a message after reports emerged that the Brentford striker is nearing a £28 million move to Villa Park. The deal, which could raise an extra £5m if various add-ons are activated, would see Watkins become Villa’s record signing with the amount the club are set to pay for the former Exeter City man more than the £22m paid to Club Brugge for Wesley Moraes last summer. Villa head coach Dean Smith is set to be reunited with Watkins, whom he signed from Exeter in 2017 while in charge at Brentford. Watkins scored 26 goals last season, winning the Championship player of the year award for his efforts in helping Thomas Frank’s side to the play-off final where they were beaten by Fulham last month.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandThis Muslim Woman Belongs To World’s 10 Strongest Women11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhat Women Find The Most Attractive In Men From The 60-sA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?What’s Up With All The Female Remakes?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more

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IMCA Sprints, Southern SportMods new to Friday shows at Red River Speedway

first_imgWICHITA FALLS, Texas – Two IMCA divisions will race weekly on the red clay at Red River Speedway this season. Veteran promoter Richard Snider will oversee Friday programs featuring RaceSaver Sprint Cars, a division of IMCA and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded for both divisions beginning with the Feb. 13-14 Red River IMCA Invasion special through Sept. 25. Also on the card for the season-opening special at Red River, a former ¼-mile asphalt oval that ran a limited schedule in 2014, are IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. “We’re pleased to be IMCA sanctioned. It’s going to be a good deal for Sprint Car and Southern SportMod drivers and I know they’re excited about it,” Snider said. “I’m looking forward to this season, too. It’s going to be fun to get back into it again.”Snider began promoting in 1979. He was most lately the boss at Kennedale Speedway Park before retiring briefly from the dirt track business three years ago.“It gets in your blood,” said Snider. “I’d been doing it for so long that I got bored when I wasn’t promoting a race track.” Along with considerable clay added to the racing surface in preparation for the upcoming season, new catch fences and retaining walls are already in place. New construction also includes concessions stands and restroom facilities.last_img read more

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Cavalcante Wins Second Straight Player of the Year Award

first_img April 20, 2007BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Since her arrival on the West Florida campus last year, sophomore Suzana Cavalcante (Sao Paulo, Brazil) continues to collect post-season awards. On Friday, Cavalcante was named the Gulf South Conference East Division Player of the Year. Cavalcante was one of four Argonauts to earn All-GSC First Team honors.Cavalcante is just the second player in conference history to claim GSC East Division Player of the Year honors. Former Argonaut Andreea Petrisor was a three-time player of the year honoree from 1999-2001. Cavalcante was also the GSC East Division Freshman of the Year last season.Cavalcante has helped lead West Florida to a number five ranking nationally and a 15-6 overall record. All of Cavalcante’s singles matches were in the first position and she finished with a 13-4 record. She finished the regular season as the fifth-ranked singles player in Division II. Cavalcante also posted a 14-6 record in doubles, with 13 of her doubles wins coming with partner Paola Arevalo (Cali, Colombia). Cavalcante and Arevalo are currently the 15th ranked doubles team in Division II.Two other Argonauts earned their second consecutive All-GSC First Team honor. Like Cavalcante, sophomore Tammy Kevey (Auckland, New Zealand) is also ranked nationally in singles and doubles. Kevey, currently ranked 15th in singles, leads West Florida with 17 singles wins. In doubles, Kevey has combined with teammate Mandy Septoe (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) to form the fourth-ranked doubles team in the nation.Septoe was once again honored by the conference with first team accolades. Currently ranked 45th in singles, Septoe has posted a 9-9 record. For the second consecutive year, she has been half of one of the most dominant doubles teams in Division II. Septoe and Kevey have posted an 18-3 record, including 15 wins in the first position.Renata Mattos (Brazil) earned her first All-GSC honor. Mattos is currently ranked 38th in singles in Division II. She is 11-8 with all of her wins in the third and fourth positions. She has also totaled a 15-5 record in doubles, including 13 wins with partner Anne Claire Beard (Villevaude, France).West Florida, the GSC East second seed will face GSC Weed third seed Henderson State at the Bird and Bear Medical Inc./GSC Women’s Tennis Tournament on Saturday in Arkadelphia, Ark. The match will begin at 11 a.m. CSTPrint Friendly Version Share Cavalcante Wins Second Straight Player of the Year Awardlast_img read more

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Latest scams come as voicemail

first_imgEveryone knows to be on the lookout for phony emails, especially at work. Scammers can easily make messages that appear to come from anywhere, from your boss’s account to the office printer. But what about voicemail? New voice-mimicking software is now being used by scammers to create convincing voicemail messages. The BBB says the scam starts when you get a voicemail from your boss. They are instructing you to wire thousands of dollars to a vendor for a rush project. The request is out of the blue. But it’s the boss’s orders, so you make the transfer. A few hours later, you see your boss and confirm that you sent the payment. But there’s one big problem, your manager has no idea what you are talking about. It turns out that the message was a fake. Scammers used new technology to mimic your boss’s voice and create the recording. This “voice cloning” technology has recently advanced to the place where anyone with the right software can clone a voice from a very small audio sample.  Businesses may be the first places to see this con, but it likely won’t stop there. The technology could also be used for emergency scams, which prey on people’s willingness to send money to a friend or relative in need.  Also, with the US now in the midst of the 2020 election season, scammers could use the technology to mimic candidates’ voices and drum up “donations.” How to Avoid a Business Compromise Scam: Secure accounts: Set up multifactor authentication for email logins and other changes in email settings. Be sure to verify changes in information about customers, employees, or vendors. Train staff: Create a secure culture at your office by training employees on internet security. Make it a policy to confirm all change and payment requests before making a transfer. Don’t rely on email or voicemail.last_img read more

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FIFA says five substitutions per team on temporary basis

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Teams will now be allowed up to five substitutions per match, instead of the usual three, FIFA said in a statement on Friday.The world football governing body however said this is a temporary measure to help cope with potential fixture congestion in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus outbreak. The change in the rules will be allowed in all competitions which are due to finish by the end of this year.However, it will be up to individual competition organisers whether to implement it.FIFA also said competitions currently using the video replay system (VAR) would be free to discontinue its use on restarting.Football’s rule-making body IFAB agreed to make the change to the rules “based on a proposal received from FIFA seeking to protect player welfare”, the statement added.Reuters/NAN. Tags: COVID-19FIFAFOOTBALLSubstitution Rulelast_img read more

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De Bruyne Not Sure of Future at City if Two-year Ban…

first_img“Once the decision is made, I will review everything,” De Bruyne, 28, told Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws.“Two years would be long – but in the case of one year I might see. I’m just waiting. The club told us they’re going to appeal and they’re almost 100% sure they’re right.“That’s why I’m waiting to see what will happen. I trust my team.”Belgium international De Bruyne joined City in August 2015 for £55m from German side Wolfsburg – a club record at the time.He has helped City win the Premier League in the past two seasons, although they have not advanced further than the semi-finals of the Champions League.More clubs open to neutral venues if relegation is removedWhen football was halted because of the coronavirus pandemic in March, City were second in the top flight, 25 points behind leaders Liverpool, but in a good position to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League after winning 2-1 at Real Madrid in the first leg of their last-16 tie.De Bruyne said he expected the campaign to be completed.“My feeling is we may be able to train again within two weeks,” he added.“Everything will be finished without fans, I think. That is not really interesting for anyone, but this season will be finished.“The financial aspect is far too important in the Premier League. If the season is not finished, it will cause serious problems.”Asked about comments from his City team-mate Sergio Aguero, who said some players were scared to return because of the threat of the virus, De Bruyne said: “I don’t think people are really afraid for themselves, but for their family. That is mainly the problem for many people.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has reportedly said he would have to consider his Manchester City future if their two-year European ban is upheld.In February, City were found to have committed “serious breaches” of Uefa’s club licensing and financial fair play regulations.City have taken their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.last_img read more

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