You probably deal with money just about every day, but how well do you really know your financial situation? What you don’t know could hurt you.People have a bad habit of reacting to financial needs rather than planning for them. This tends to be a less rational, and often more expensive, way of making financial decisions. A better approach would be to ask yourself some fundamental questions about your finances before you are facing a deadline or a problem. Think of this as getting to know your finances a little better so you can manage them more effectively.10 questions to get to know your financesHere are 10 questions that will help you get to know your finances a little better: continue reading » 56SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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So farewell then, UK Active Value Fund, which has finally sold its near-12% stake in Greycoat.But any relief felt by Greycoat chief executive Peter Thornton over the departure of the troublesome shareholder will be tempered by the news that a rival company now controls UKAV’s 11.6% stake.The arrival of Delancey, headed by james ritblat, with major shareholder Quantum, controlled by George Soros, has prompted obvious suggestions of a takeover battle. Delancey and Quantum have paid an initial £13.9m (165p a share) to UKAV and have a pre-emption right to buy another 4.2m shares for an estimated £6.9m.But it is debatable whether Delancey will bid for Greycoat. In December there were rumours that Wates City of London Properties might be interested in Greycoat after it acquired a 2% stake, but the prospects of a merger are unlikely.The bottom line for Wates and Delancey is that property shares are currently much cheaper than physical property because they are trading at such large discounts to their net asset value. Greycoat’s shares, for example, were bought by Wates at 129p and by Delancey at 165p, compared with the company’s historic NAV of 220p.
Families have another playground to enjoy in Helensvale following the opening of Celadon Park at The Surrounds.A collaborative design by SMEC and Will Play, the anticipated addition is kitted out with the latest multi-age and all-ability play equipment including a spinner, orb climb and spinning seesaw.An interactive bike track designed to help children learn to how ride a bike is another feature. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoKids can enjoy the interactive bike track.On completion The Surrounds will feature 23.39ha of parks and green space.“Over 30 per cent of the community has been retained as dedicated green space, with extensive walking trails linking the entire site,” Mr Williams said.“This means every resident is less than 200m from green space.”In addition to extensive park areas, residents have access to shared amenities including a leisure centre with a lap pool, kid’s pool, a multipurpose room, gym and cafe. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenIs it a good time to list?02:31FAMILIES have another playground to enjoy in Helensvale following the opening of Celadon Park at The Surrounds.Villawood Properties celebrated the official opening last week, adding 2674 sqm of green space and state-of-the-art amenity to the growing Helensvale community. Celadon Park at The Surrounds in Helensvale is officially open for play.Villawood Properties state development manager Michael Williams said the recent global pandemic had seen increased importance placed on living spaces that prioritise high-quality amenity with connectivity to the outdoors.“Australians now more than ever understand the importance of residing in residential communities that provide wide-open spaces, well designed parks and recreational amenities,” said Mr Williams.“Celadon Park represents the fourth local recreation area within The Surrounds, all of which have distinct offerings for the community to enjoy.”
The UK energy company has published a nine-point action plan to set out what is seen as key issues that governments, regulators and statutory bodies need to work collaboratively with the offshore wind industry to address. The policy framework should acknowledge that direct competition between fixed bottom and floating wind technologies is not feasible in the near term, SSE Renewables said. SSE Renewables believes that floating wind will be needed to deliver 40 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and is proposing that the UK government’s manifesto commitment to enable floating wind be followed up on with a fully developed strategy and accompanying policies as soon as possible. SSE Renewables has warned that the cost of offshore wind will not be the reason for the UK missing its target of 40 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030, but rather the significant barriers to deployment, many of which are increasing. The paper has also called for strategic investment to support the development of the UK supply chain, as well as for the UK wind fleet to be more geographically diverse. The barriers the industry is currently facing range from consenting challenges, to grid and aviation radar issues, as well as reform of electricity market design, SSE Renewables said. Among others, the action plan calls for annual Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction rounds and more regular and increased seabed leasing volumes. ”The recent economic downturn caused by the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a fall in carbon dioxide emissions, but for all the wrong reasons. This will likely be short-lived as global economies seek to rebuild themselves once we begin exiting this crisis. That’s why it’s important we continue to make the investments we need in new low carbon infrastructure and why we should maintain focus on the UK’s net zero target,’‘ Paul Cooley, Director of Generation Development at SSE, said.
Press Association Payne, 27, is in the Barbarians squad for their appointments with England on May 26, then the British and Irish Lions in Hong Kong six days later. His new deal will keep him at Ravenhill until at least 2016, having joined Ulster from the Auckland Blues two years ago. Ulster have announced a new three-year contract for full-back Jared Payne. Ulster rugby director David Humphreys said: “Jared is an exceptional player who is as dynamic with ball-in-hand as he is rock-solid in defence. “He is a hugely important member of our squad, and I am delighted that he has committed to Ulster for a further three years.”
Tim Sherwood has defended his substitutions against Leicester and admitted the changes made by both managers played a part in the dramatic turnaround at the King Power Stadium. For just over an hour on Sunday it was probably Aston Villa’s best performance of the Barclays Premier League season, as Sherwood’s side led 2-0 courtesy of a goal from Jack Grealish – his first for the club – and Carles Gil’s strike. However, from a position of total control, Villa somehow conspired to lose the game 3-2. Press Association Leicester’s fightback coincided with a couple of strange changes by the Villa boss. First, shortly after Gil’s 63rd-minute strike, Sherwood replaced the Spanish midfielder with Jordan Ayew – a striker. Then, at 2-1, Rudy Gestede came on for Gabby Agbonlahor when a more defensive approach was perhaps needed. As a result the hosts gained the upper hand and Jamie Vardy equalised with eight minutes remaining before Nathan Dyer, brought on by Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri at half-time to allow Riyad Mahrez to play more centrally, bravely headed the winning goal in the 89th minute. Mahrez had a hand in all three of the Foxes goals, leaving Sherwood out-tinkered by ‘The Tinkerman’. “They had to change, didn’t they? Because we were so on top and we were outplaying them. But credit to them for the changes they made,” said Sherwood. “I’ve been asked about bringing Carles off but I had to. I was going to make the substitution before he scored as he was struggling with an injury. “You make changes – sometimes they work for you, sometimes they don’t. “I’m not sure if they were the reasons the game got away from us. People can draw their own conclusions. “The game was gone. It was finished. With 30 minutes left, 2-0 up, the game should be dead and buried. “But we made unforced errors and it has cost us the game. It was individual errors, which we need to stop happening. “We scored good goals but the goals we conceded were shocking.” As well as introducing Dyer at the break, Ranieri reacted immediately to going 2-0 down by bringing on Ngolo Kante and Leonardo Ulloa and b oth played their part in the fightback. Ranieri received a lot of credit for the changes he made but the 63-year-old was quick to deflect the praise back on to his players. “I saw that the team wanted something different, to keep the spirit going,” he said. “I told the players they were keeping the ball better than us but if we played together we could do something good, and the players did it – they did it all.” Asked if he now has a selection headache for the trip to Stoke next weekend, the affable Italian said: “No, no it’s good. This is not a problem. “Injuries and suspensions give a manager a problem, not having 25 players to pick from – players who are ready.”
The board of the Delta State Football Association (DFA) has drawn the attention of football loving personalities to the action of some over-ambitious persons who are parading themselves as organising a state league in the state.DFA Head of Media, Timi Ebikagboro, said yesterday that “for the avoidance of doubt, the powers to run such a league is vested on the DFA and at present, the state league department is under the headship of ex-international, Edema Fuludu.”Ebikagboro said that while the DFA is happy that corporate bodies are willing to partner it in the interest of the state and in tandem with the SMART agenda of the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led administration, “the body would appreciate if such actions are done with the blessing of the DFA.” The DFA spokesman therefore advised all clubs in the state not to register with anybody or group that claims to be organising a state league, as it is illegal and does not have the blessings of the DFA led by Austin Jay Jay Okocha.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
It stretches well beyond the time his agents from the arena11 group “couldn’t find good enough words” to describe his introduction to the 24-year-old’s artistry, when the player transferred from Metz to Red Bull Salzburg in 2012.Mane’s fizz, and the frequency in which he left markers muddled in the distance, was well known on the streets of Sedhiou, a remote city in Senegal where he grew up on a diet of football in the dust.At 15, he made the near 500-mile journey north to Dakar, and floored yet another observer as his destiny started to take shape.“I left my city to go to the capital with my uncle, and there were trials on,” the attacker exclusively explains after earning 39th spot in the 2016 Goal 50, which ranks the best players in the world.“We went to them and there were lots of boys being tested and getting organised into teams. I will never forget this, and it is funny now, but when I went to try out there was an older man that looked at me like I was in the wrong place. “He asked me ‘are you here for the test?’ I said I was. He asked me, ‘with those boots? Look at them. How can you play in them?’. They were bad, really bad – torn and old. Then he said, ‘and with those shorts? You don’t even have proper football shorts?’“I told him what I came with was the best I had, and I only wanted to play – to show myself. When I got on the pitch, you could see the surprise on his face.“He came to me and said ‘I’m picking you straight away. You’ll play in my team.’ After those trials, I went to the academy.”It took plenty of pleading for the Senegal international to leave home, let alone sign up to Generation Foot, the centre that also counts Diafra Sakho and Papiss Cisse as alumni.“I was in the city, just playing ‘on the way’ – in the street or wherever there was a game,” Mane details.’Marquinhos already as good as Ramos’“Since I was two or three years old, I remember always being with the ball. I would see kids playing on the street, and would join them.“That is how I started – just on the roads. When I got older, I would go to watch games, especially when the national team played. I wanted to see my heroes and imagine myself as them.“There was big excitement in the country in 2002 during the World Cup [Senegal got to the quarter-finals in their first appearance at the showpiece, famously beating holders France in the opening match], but it was already only football for me before that.“We also used to have a tournament in our village, and I would always go to see that.“Everyone would tell me I was the best in the city, but my family wasn’t a footballing one. They are big on religion and wanted different things for me.“When they could see that in my head and my heart there was only football, I started to convince them to let me go to Dakar.“In the beginning they didn’t accept it, but the more they saw how much I wanted it and that there was nothing else for me, they helped me.”His talent so obvious and inspiring, even people who didn’t know Mane pulled together to ensure he had the best possible shot at pursuing his only passion.“My uncle was a big help, but not the only one at the start,” says the winger.“When I moved to Dakar, I went to live with a family that I didn’t even know!“My family knew someone who knew them, and he took me to their house.“They took me in, they took care of me and did everything to help me just worry about football until I left for Metz.”Now, they tune in with pride as Mane twists and turns Premier League defences, marvelling at his craft up close when he returns home for international duty as Senegal’s “little diamond.”Each time he takes to the pitch, it is an opportunity to show his gratitude to them and one he does not waste.Instrumental during his country’s qualifying campaign for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations, scoring thrice as they topped Group K without losing a game, Mane will be Senegal’s trump card at the finals in Gabon.In 11 appearances for Liverpool since his £30 million summer switch from St Mary’s, Mane has directly contributed 10 goals. He reached double figures both in his seasons at Southampton; his cocktail of lightning speed, clever feet, clarity of vision and tirelessness twice drawing Manchester United’s interest.But fate would ensure Mane, admired and monitored by Jurgen Klopp since the London Olympics in 2012, would line up for the German.Before departing Salzburg for the south coast of England in 2014, Mane had a mega offer from Spartak Moscow. The money on the table was barely believable, but the speedster left Senegal with football advancement as his focal point and so much more appealing was a meeting with Klopp and the prospect of fitting into his dazzling Borussia Dortmund team. “I was so excited. I couldn’t believe it – that he wanted to meet and thought I could help his team, who were so good. I used to watch them all the time,” Mane recalls.Salzburg proved difficult to negotiate with and a deal didn’t materialise, but a base was built and Klopp continued to note his development.During the summer window, the 49-year-old knew exactly where to look when searching for explosive pace and added goals in the transfer market.“Things didn’t work out back then and it was frustrating, but that’s life – nothing just comes easy,” Mane reflects.Liverpool duo lead creativity chart“I told myself to just carry on working hard, push myself and something big would come. I did that. I went to Southampton, I played well and then, Klopp wanted me again.“Now I’m lucky enough to be working with one of the best managers in football. It was meant to happen and I am very happy to be learning all the time from him.”When he opened his Liverpool account at the Emirates, Mane – both arms outstretched, his fingers pointing to Klopp – ran to his manager and jumped on his back. The celebration was a long time coming; the moments since serving as a reminder of why he sacrificed everything, weathering trying times in the process.“I was so young and it wasn’t easy at all to leave what I knew,” Mane admits of his path, which meant a separation from those closest to him.“I missed my family so much, missed being with my mum and my sisters. But to be a footballer is all I wanted and I knew these tough days were to help me achieve that.’Liverpool playing better than anyone’“Many, many, many people I grew up with, such skilful players, didn’t have the chance I did to become a professional. –Culled from Goal.comShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The 24 year-old left his home city of Sedhiou at 15 and exclusively details his incredible route to becoming one of the Premier League’s best attackersSadio Mane’s habit of making a masterful first impression long precedes him toying with Nacho Monreal and Callum Chambers – chopping between both Arsenal defenders as he cut in from the right – before finding the top corner on his Liverpool debut.It predates him winning a penalty against the same opposition when he made his bow for Southampton two years prior, in a League Cup victory.
Comments Published on May 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Nick: email@example.com | @nicktoneytweets Leigh Ross still tries to joke with Hallie Gibbs about the South Florida series from last season. But Gibbs, Ross’ former standout at third base, refuses to laugh about how Syracuse was swept in three games by the Bulls.A season after that sweep, Gibbs won’t even talk about those surprising losses with her former coach, Ross.‘We try to make light of it, but she won’t even speak of what happened last season down there,’ Ross said. ‘We were playing so well, and to go down there and lose three straight made us all angry. But she was by far the angriest.’Gibbs graduated without a single career win against the Bulls in four seasons. And if SU can’t beat South Florida once in three games this weekend, this year’s senior class will graduate angry, too. SU hasn’t beat South Florida since April 23, 2006.This weekend’s regular season finale against the Bulls means a little more to second baseman Stephanie Watts and the rest of the senior class. Watts said none of her senior teammates want to ruin their last home weekend at SU Softball Stadium without extracting some revenge and ending USF’s streak. Syracuse (38-12, 15-4 Big East) will play a doubleheader against the Bulls (44-8, 16-3) at noon on Saturday, and will play the third game on Sunday at 11 a.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIf the Orange takes at least two games, it’ll reach 40 wins for another milestone on an already strong season. Doing that against South Florida, though, would be a diversion from the typical results when these two teams play.‘We haven’t beaten them since I’ve been here,’ Watts said, ‘so even before the season, we had senior weekend circled on the schedule.’While Watts said beating South Florida was ‘the ultimate goal’ for this weekend, catcher Lacey Kohl sees reaching 40 wins as the most significant accomplishment that could come out of this weekend.After SU lost a few games in the non-conference tournaments at the beginning of the year, Kohl called a team meeting to discuss the season. At that meeting, players wrote down the goals they had for the season.Winning 40 games was near the top of that list. Kohl said any 40-win team is virtually guaranteed to earn an automatic NCAA tournament berth. And because SU’s doubleheader against Niagara was cancelled on Tuesday, Kohl and her teammates will need to beat South Florida to reach that goal.‘Winning 40 games is big,’ Kohl said. ‘It’s almost a sure bid for the regional season, but it’s also just a huge accomplishment. Our goal is 40 wins, so it’d be nice to get even closer.’Kohl and her teammates know South Florida has already reached the 40-win mark. The No. 18 team in the country has won 44 games this season and has only eight losses on its record.Pitcher Stacy Kuwik said beating South Florida and earning SU’s 40th win of the season would be great for the team’s momentum heading into the Big East tournament and beyond.‘Coach King said at the beginning of the season that our team is circled on every white board and every schedule,’ said Kuwik. ‘We need good wins to take the postseason by storm.’For most SU players, though, quality wins fall second to the other weekend storylines. Seniors want to beat South Florida before they graduate, and the whole team wants to notch their 40th win.Watts said she knew her goal for this weekend the moment the schedule was released.‘Beating the Bulls,’ Watts said. ‘Everything else takes a backseat.’firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Twitter Google+
Last week, the USC Shoah Foundation launched the full version of its educational website IWitness after two years of beta testing. Focused primarily on interacting with students in middle and high school, the website is currently being operated in 58 nations around the world as well as in all 50 U.S. states.IWitness was launched in beta in January 2012 at the United Nations. That same year, the American Association of School Librarians designated IWitness as one of the Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning.Soon after its inception in 2012, the developing team worked closely with the beta testers, which included educators and students from different parts of the world. Improvements include at least three additional languages to broaden global access to the site. After analyzing the user feedback, the team made video additions to the template and refined the structure of the site.“Two and a half years later, the website is robust and full of content,” said IWitness manager Jenna Leventhal.The full-service educational website focuses primarily on interacting with middle and high school students and contains more than 1,300 audio-visual Holocaust and other genocide testimonials from the Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archives. Each video contains the life story of an individual with a particular focus on the persecution they suffered.The Shoah Foundation has partnered with the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the Rossier School of Education to introduce IWitness as a guide for future educators to teach about events such as the Holocaust, and to emphasize the importance of multimedia in a 21st century classroom. Currently, IWitness contains not only Holocaust testimonials but also interviews with people who lived through the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 and the Nanjing Massacre during World War II.Leventhal said that the primary vision of the program has been to inspire empathy in young adults. In addition, the innovative software of the program allows both educators and students to create personalized interfaces, which are not limited to video testimonials and custom lesson plans.“It allows students to reflect on what they experience through the program and relate it to similar but more current world affairs,” Leventhal said.The website’s capabilities are broad and designed to be user-friendly. The participating teachers are prompted to activate an account and add their students to a roster, which will record the students’ activities. Educators are then able to create tasks for their students that include customized lessons and video projects. The groups’ information and activities are kept private, but some educators have been so impressed with the results of implementing IWitness in their curriculums that they would like to share their success publicly.“Another very important quality of this program is that it teaches its user how to ethically construct a testimonial of such delicate quality,” said Josh Grossberg, public communications manager for the Shoah Foundation.Educators who choose to add the program to their curriculum can register at no cost and begin working with the program after a one-step registration process. The program includes all the content, training and tools necessary to efficiently operate the website.