Nemanja Matic also chose not to wear a poppy on his Manchester United shirt Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice In 2015 Scottish defender Kirk Broadfoot – then of Rotherham – was suspended for 10 games by the FA after being accused of directing sectarian abuse at McClean.Republic of Ireland international McClean has found himself a target since his arrival in England at Sunderland in 2011 for his refusal to wear a Remembrance Day poppy on his shirt.It was during his time at Wigan that he outlined his reasons in an eloquent statement in which he said he would be happy to do so if the symbol commemorated only the First and Second World Wars and not conflicts since.McClean was brought up on the Creggan estate in Derry, also the home of six of the people killed on Bloody Sunday in 1972. 4 Earlier on Monday, McClean posted again on social media after learning about the FA probe into his actions, alleging that he – like Hibernian manager Neil Lennon who was hit by a coin during the Edinburgh derby – was being treated differently because he is an Irish Catholic.‘Because we’re Irish Catholics, they turn a blind eye’ – James McClean slams FAHe posted: “The FA are investigating me after Saturday’s event – for what, exactly? “Yet week in, week out for the past seven years, I get constant sectarian abuse, death threats, objects being thrown, chanting which is heard loud and clear every week which my family, wife and kids have to listen to, they turn a blind eye and not a single word or condemnation of any sort.“Huddersfield away last year while playing (for) West Brom where there was an incident with their fans which was on the game highlights where the cameras clearly caught it, yet the FA when complaint was made to them said there ‘was not enough evidence’.“If it was a person’s skin colour or if it was anti-Muslim, someone’s gender, there would be an uproar and it would be taken in a completely different way and dealt with in a different manner.“But like in Neil Lennon’s case in Scotland, because we are Irish Catholics, they turn a blind eye and nothing is ever said and done.” BEST OF MONEY REVEALED RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Latest Football News 4 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade ADVICE McClean grew up on the Creggan Estate in Derry, Northern Ireland, where six civilians were killed by British soldiers during Bloody Sunday in 1972 huge blow He was not the only player not to wear a poppy on his shirt at the weekend with Manchester United’s Serbia international Nemanja Matic also opting against doing so.Matic said on Instagram: “I recognise fully why people wear poppies, I totally respect everyone’s right to do so and I have total sympathy for anyone who has lost loved ones due to conflict.“However, for me it is only a reminder of an attack that I felt personally as a young, frightened 12-year old boy living in Vrelo as my country was devastated by the bombing of Serbia in 1999.“Whilst I have done so previously, on reflection I now don’t feel it is right for me to wear the poppy on my shirt. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 4 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 4 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card McClean has refused to wear a poppy on his shirt since he arrived in England in 2011 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won McClean believes he and Neil Lennon are being discriminated against because of their Catholic roots James McClean has been warned by the Football Association for using an offensive word on Instagram but will not face any further action from the organisation.The Stoke winger, 29, criticised people who abused him for refusing to wear a poppy on his shirt – describing them as “uneducated cavemen” before using an expletive which he starred out in his Instagram post.An FA statement said: “Stoke City’s James McClean has been warned by The FA for his use of an offensive word on social media.“We are satisfied that the rest of the player’s postings do not breach FA Rules and, therefore, no further disciplinary action will be taken.“The FA adds that any discriminatory language or behaviour aimed at any person or persons of nationality or faith, as we understand may have been experienced by the player in this case, is unacceptable.”McClean’s post came after he was involved in an angry confrontation with supporters as he left the pitch following Saturday’s 0-0 Sky Bet Championship draw with Middlesbrough. REVEALED “I do not want to undermine the poppy as a symbol of pride within Britain or offend anyone. However, we are all a product of our own upbringing and this is a personal choice for the reasons outlined.“I hope everyone understands my reasons now that I have explained them and I can concentrate on helping the team in the games that lie ahead.”
The fourth annual Humboldt Bay Marathon welcomed guests from across the United States and the world on Sunday. Participants gathered in the early morning hours on 1st street in Eureka before starting their 26.2 mile tour of the Humboldt Bay. The runners ran along the 101, through the Arcata bottoms, out to Manilla, across the Samoa Bridge and finished in Madaket Plaza in old town Eureka.Jochen Uhrig, 35, set a course record finishing in 2 hours 32 minutes. A Heidlberg, Germany native, Uhrig …
The Personal Finance team will be presenting a 90-minute webinar on The Time Value of Money on Tuesday, February 21 at 11 a.m. ET. Learn more about the event.By Carol ChurchIn the past, I’ve worked as a freelance contractor for various companies, a position that can be interesting and exciting but a bit unpredictable. One thing about freelancing is that sometimes it takes quite a while to be paid, either because a project is long-term (and “payable upon delivery”) or because clients are late with checks!While my family was not financially dependent on my relatively small freelance contribution, it felt frustrating to know that money was “out there” for me, but not yet delivered. One reason it bothered me? Something called “the time value of money.”What is the Time Value of Money?The idea behind the time value of money is that money we have NOW is worth more than money we will get in the future. This is because the money we have now—today–can be put to work today!Clock by steinchen. CC0 via Pixabay.com.Let’s say I plan to put my $2,000 freelance check in my savings account, since it’s not money we rely on for daily expenses. Even though on the surface, it might seem like $2,000 now and $2,000 in six months should be equivalent, that’s not the case. If I have it and can put it in the bank now, I can earn interest right now. But if I have to wait six months to receive a check for work I already did, I can’t earn interest during that six months. Or, thinking about it differently, let’s say I want to buy something with that money, such as a new air conditioner. In six months, a new A/C unit might cost more, since prices typically (not always) go up over time. My money is worth more now that it is later.How TVM Affects UsSo what are some ways that the time value of money, or TVM, affects us in our everyday life? There are a lot, and they may or may not work in our favor, depending. For instance, when we buy something we cannot afford to pay for right now, put it on a credit card, and end up paying a larger total for it in the end, that’s the credit card reminding us of the TVM. (We couldn’t pay them now, so they are charging us to make up for TVM, since they had to wait to be paid.)One very simple way to think about TVM and make this simple, but powerful principle a part of your mindset is to think about any purchase, especially an optional purchase (say, a luxury item such as a trip or a piece of jewelry) and consider TVM. Imagine that I’m thinking about going on a $2,000 vacation with my freelance check. I can spend that $2,000 now, and enjoy the experience. Or I could invest that money in a financial account that earns me 6% per year. If I can then hold off on spending it, not just today, but for 10 years, I’ll have $6,773! So what’s worth more to me: the vacation now, or the $6,733 later?Understand TVM to Make Wise ChoicesIn many cases, saving might be the right choice—but not always. Maybe I’m taking my vacation with teenagers who will have graduated from high school and moved on in 5 years. Maybe I haven’t been on vacation in a long time, and this is a dream trip I’ll always remember. And, of course, in real life, things are more complicated than a simple TVM makes it seem. Inflation eats away at our savings, interest rates fluctuate, opportunities may appear and disappear, and life happens.The point is, understanding the TVM (and even calculating it!) lets us make a more clear-eyed decision about purchases. This doesn’t mean we won’t make them—it may still be worth it. But we can think more carefully about what we truly prioritize.TVM calculators are available on the web for those who are curious about calculating this in their own lives. Here’s one. For directions, click on the “How to Use” tab.We’ll be using calculators, both manual and online versions, in our February 21 webinar on this topic. Learn more here.
Forbes India’s maiden ‘tycoons of tomorrow’ list of 22 young achievers in the fields of business, acting and sports has been released.Here’s a look at the list of 22 prominent personalities: 1. Abhishek Lodha The face of Lodha group, Abhishek Lodha. (Photo courtesy: YouTube screengrab)Abhishek Lodha started his career in real estate at the age of 25 in 2005.Although he took over his family business, he gave a new direction to it by making the luxurious housing affordable for the people in Mumbai.2. Ameera Shah Ameera Shah (Photo courtesy: empoweress)Another stalwart who is taking the legacy of family business ahead, Ameera Shah has redefined health sector by transforming the standalone lab into Metropolis.3. Anant Goenka The managing director of tyre maker Ceat, Anant GoenkaThe managing director of tyre maker Ceat, Anant Goenka is taking the auto sector to new heights. Ceat’s net sales are up by 80 percent to ?6,231 crore in FY18, from ?3,468 crore in FY12; net profit has soared to ?233 crore from ?22 crore in the same period.4. Anant Goenka Anant Goenka, the executive director of Indian Express Group. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)Son of Indian Express Group Chairman Viveck Goenka, Anant Goenka is the executive director in the firm who is taking the brand to new heights in digital arena, giving competition to brands like Times of India and NDTV.Now, the 130 million unique views (UVs) per month, it is at No 3 among news sites.5. Ananya Birla Ananya Birla is an entrepreneur-singer.Daughter of Kumar Mangalam Birla — the world’s 127th richest and India’s sixth with a net worth of $11.8 billion — Ananya Birla is an entrepreneur-singer. She wants to use her talent to help shaping the lives of the people.advertisement6. Ankur Jain Ankur Jain is also among the 22 young achieversAnkur Jain is planning to make Bira 91 (craft beet brand) a Rs 1,000-crore brand in 36 months. Under his leadership, revenue of B9 Beverages-the maker of the Bira 91 rose from 32 crore in fiscal 2017 to 165 crore a year later.7. Archit Gupta Archit Gupta who made tax filing easy for Indians. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)Archit Gupta has shown the people of India an easy way to file tax. Within a span of seven year, ClearTax has grown with leaps and bounds.ClearTax is the first Indian startup to be selected by the accelerator.8. Ashni BiyaniAshni Biyani’s FCL is different from a traditional FMCG company as far as distribution structure. The company created a disruption in the market and catered to the growing needs of the consumers. The company is growing with leaps and bounds from a profit scale of Rs 20.7 crore in the previous financial year to the profit of Rs 66.4 crore this year.9. Bhumi Pednekar Bollywood actress Bhumi PednekarBhumi Pednekar is not just another actor of Bollywood, as she is creating a mark for herself with the kind of movies she is choosing, such as Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017) and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017).10. Girish Mathrubootham CEO and founder of Freshworks Girish Mathrubootham. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/ Girish Mathrubootham)CEO and founder of Freshworks, which was started as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) start up in October 2010, Girish Mathrubootham achieved annual recurring revenue of $100 million (approximately ?728 crore at current currency exchange rates). This start-up announced three acquisitions, entered the African markets of Kenya and Nigeria.11. Karan Adani CEO of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) Karan AdaniCEO of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), Karan Adani is planning to go pan India after ruling almost the 80 per cent of India’s coastline.APSEZ is the largest port in India with a market capitalisation of over 78,000 crore. The port will expand its capacity from 378 million metric tonnes (MMT) to 500 MMT by 2025.12. Nadia Chauhan Nadia Chauhan face of Parle AgroShe has taken Parle Agro to new heights as a research and development personnel. Her million dollar idea of fusing fizz with Frooty projected so well that the company reported revenues of ?1,604 crore in the fiscal year ended March 2017.13. Nithin and Nikhil KamathNithin Kamath along with his younger brother Nikhil established a company, Zerodha, which is sitting on over $2 billion of client-owned securities, so people can now borrow money against their security.It is now becoming the largest profitable retail trading platform and it charges only Rs 20 a trade for offering their services which are almost free.14. P V Sindhu Sportsperson PV SindhuWith forbes, P V Sindhu has added another feather to her hat. Already a sports sensation, P V Sindhu had earned awards like:Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, highest sporting honour of India 2016Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India in 2015Arjuna Award in 2013advertisement15. PC Musthafa PC Musthafa, CEO of iD Fresh Foods (Photo courtesy: iD Fresh Foods )At the age of 45, PC Musthafa has perfected the dream of every south Indian food lover. No, it is not an instant food but just the batter. Musthafa is selling packaged batter for traditional South Indian food like idli and dosa, assuring that people get fresh food.Musthafa has built Rs 186 crore business of package food over the last decade. This would end with Rs 286 crore this year and is expected to grow Rs 350-400 crore by 2020.Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]
Riverland Touch offers a new sporting & social pastime to residents & workers of the Riverland. The competition is being held on Wednesday nights from 6.30pm at the Berri View Lawn Tennis Club. Round 1 commences on Wednesday 28th October with the Grand Final played on Wednesday 16th December 2009.The competition is a mixed 5-a-side competition allowing for plenty of social interaction & fun. Games are 26 minutes in length with teams playing two games per night!!!TFSA together with Riverland be active is holding two come and try evenings for interested parties to ‘try before you commit’ The first of these is being held on Thursday 20th August 2009 from 6.00pm – 8.00pm at the Berri View Lawn Tennis Club (Trenaman Crescent, Berri)The second is occurring on Wednesday 14th October 2009 from 6.00pm – 8.00pm, also at the Berri View Lawn Tennis ClubSimply attend either one (or both) of these sessions to have a go at touch footy. TFSA coaches will be in attendance at these sessions to explain the rules and game to participants.If you require further information or would like to enter a team, please feel free to call TFSA on (08… or check us out on the web at www.touchsa.com.au.Related Filesriverland_touch_nomination_form-pdfriverland_flyer_a3-pdfriverland_schools_gala_day_flyer_2009-doc
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia – Malaysia’s prime minister says he will seek to cancel multibillion-dollar Chinese-backed infrastructure projects that were signed by his predecessor as his government works to dig itself out of debt, and he blasted Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya minority as “grossly unjust.”Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad made the comments during a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press on Monday, days before the 93-year-old leader heads to Beijing for his first visit there since returning to power in an electoral upset three months ago.Mahathir said he wants to maintain good relations with China and welcomes its investment, so long as the investment benefits Malaysia. But he wants to cancel an east coast rail link and two gas pipelines estimated to cost more than $22 billion.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The BC Wildfire Service says that the combination of thunderstorms and dry conditions has caused several wildfires to erupt north of Fort St. John.According to the manager of the Buffalo Inn in Pink Mountain, the fire was first noticed at around 1:00 Thursday afternoon and has since grown at a rapid pace. The fire is said to be burning around five kilometres from the community. A photo of the fire that erupted near Pink Mountain on Thursday afternoon. Submitted photo A photo of the fire that erupted near Pink Mountain on Thursday afternoon. Submitted photo Fire Information Officer Amanda Reynolds said that the fire is currently estimated at 10 hectares in size, and is being fuelled by the tinder-dry conditions in the area. She said that an air tanker has been deployed to try and box the fire in with retardant while firefighters travel to begin battling the fire from the ground. A map of lightning strikes in B.C. at 2:40 p.m. Thursday. Photo by Environment Canada Reynolds said that the fire is one of several to pop up in the area north of Wonowon in the last several hours.This is a developing story, and we’ll have an update once we receive more information.
Saskatchewan released regulations Wednesday that will require industry to reduce methane emissions by 4.5 million tonnes annually by 2025.The regulations include penalties for non-compliance. “The prime minister has been gracious with his time when I’ve requested the opportunity to speak with him by telephone or in person and I’m appreciative of that,” he said.The premier has previously suggested the federal carbon tax is one of the biggest economic headwinds facing Saskatchewan.Moe has asked the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to rule on whether the federal government’s plan to impose a carbon tax on the province is constitutional.The province argues its own climate change plan, which doesn’t include a carbon levy, is enough to reduce emissions. The two did not meet when Trudeau was in Regina earlier this month, but the prime minister said it was good to meet the premier in La Loche.“We are going to continue to work on issues that matter to folks in Saskatchewan,” he said.Moe, who indicated they only talked briefly, said they discussed supports both governments are providing to communities.Trudeau went on to highlight the work by both governments that helped lead to the creation of 11,000 new jobs in the province.“That is something that governments can facilitate when we invest in the right kinds of things together, but it’s a tremendous credit to people and businesses here in Saskatchewan,” he said.Moe said he had already planned to spend time with his wife when Trudeau was in Regina and that’s why the two leaders couldn’t meet. LA LOCHE, Sask. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he continues to work with Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe despite their differences over the federal carbon tax.Trudeau was asked at a funding announcement in La Loche on Wednesday whether he would try to persuade Moe, who was also there, about the tax.Trudeau said he and Moe have had “many great conversations” on things they agree and disagree on.
Kolkata: Tension spread in Asansol after some banners were put up near the house of outgoing BJP MP from Asansol Babul Supriyo on Tuesday afternoon, saying ‘Chowkidar Chor Hain’.An irate Supriyo pulled down the banners, tore them apart and finally set them on fire. It has been learnt that after returning from his election rally in the afternoon, Supriyo found that a banner had been put up close to his residence in Asansol. The BJP leaders in the districts alleged that some local Trinamool Congress leaders might have been involved in the incident, to trigger violence ahead of elections. The district Trinamool Congress leaders have, however, denied the allegation. It may be mentioned here that Supriyo has been under the scanner of the Election Commission after he was found playing the controversial theme song of the party. EC has already sought a report from the District Election Officer (DEO) of West Burdwan regarding the issue. It was alleged that Supriyo and other BJP leaders have been playing the song despite the ban imposed by the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO). The election officials also instructed the DEO of West Burdwan to take necessary steps in order to check playing of the controversial song. Supriyo had played the song during his election rallies on Sunday and Monday, flouting the guidelines issued by the CEO’s office.