Once you reach the point where you can start to picture retirement, it's important to get your finances in order.
Chinese ride-sharing company Didi began rolling out a service in Mexico this week to let female drivers select only other women as their passengers, a move aimed at encouraging their safety as the country confronts worsening gender violence. Called "Didi Mujer," or Didi Woman, the program is being piloted in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey and Tijuana, and Didi hopes if more women join the platform, passengers eventually will be able to exclusively choose female drivers. Didi's rival, Uber Technologies Inc, earlier this month also launched an option for female drivers in Mexico to select only women passengers, in line with a similar Uber program in Saudi Arabia.
The Laundry Care Products Market will grow by USD 26.91 bn during 2020-2024
Deliveries of holiday gifts purchased online at major retailers could get delayed by something far more critical - COVID-19 vaccines. Pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer and Moderna as early as mid-December could begin sending inoculations to U.S. healthcare workers and nursing home residents. FedEx and United Parcel Service could make space for those shipments on cargo planes by bumping off packages from Amazon.com, Walmart, Target and other retailers.
Van de Beek, signed from Ajax Amsterdam for a reported 35 million pounds ($46 million) in September, was deployed at the base of the United midfield behind Bruno Fernandes instead of further forward in the number 10 slot. Despite the positional switch the 23-year-old looked comfortable throughout the 90 minutes as United secured victory to keep them on track to progress to the knockout stage.
A Florida man filmed his family’s unusual method of defrosting Thanksgiving turkeys on November 24 as Americans prepare for the holiday.This footage, shot by Mark O’Donnell, shows his uncle, Chuck, perform the so-called “Turkey Toss Tradition”, which this year involved hurling a 16-pound (7.3kg) frozen bird named “Donald” into O’Donnell’s backyard pool.“So, yes folks, we thaw our turkey in the pool,” he says in the video. “That’s how you do it when you live in Florida and tomorrow morning we’ll take that out.” Credit: Mark O’Donnell via Storyful
The company also forecast fourth-quarter sales to be flat or slightly higher than last year, and warned of pressure on margins from elevated shipping costs, including air freight, as retailers rush to move merchandise ahead of the holiday season. Online sales surged 61% in the third quarter as stuck-at-home customers shopped for comfortable joggers, yoga pants and tops from its Old Navy and Athleta brands, helping Gap report a surprise rise in comparable sales.
As luxury spending rebounds in China, consumers with money to burn have a new habit beyond fancy bags and watches: a taste for collector editions of fiery domestic liquor Moutai, not to drink but to hold onto as a rapidly appreciating investment. Amid China's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, Moutai buyers like Beijing tech worker Yang Nan have seen re-sale prices for vintage and limited editions of the 'baijiu' spirit made by Kweichow Moutai rocket as demand booms. "I feel more people are getting into the market of Moutai collection and making it more difficult for people like me to afford it," Yang told Reuters.
Biden will be the first person to read the President's Daily Brief in months — a stark example of how Trump viewed his presidential duties.
The easing of coronavirus restrictions for Christmas leads the nation’s papers.
On Tuesday night, The Bachelorette delivered a genuine twist: The long-running, traditionally ultra-white ABC show got candid about race. During an alternately sweet and intense one-on-one date, Bachelorette Tayshia Adams and contestant Ivan Hall discussed police brutality, the white homogeneity of Orange County, and the Black Lives Matter protests that have emerged since the police killing of George Floyd. Given the show’s traditional devotion to staying as apolitical as possible, Tuesday’s raw conversation was a striking departure—and a welcome one at that.Ivan wrote and performed a charming serenade to win his alone time with Tayshia—bringing her onto the stage as a winning personal touch. Thanks to COVID, this season’s romantic outings are a bit limited—so the couple shared an intimate night in Tayshia’s suite, playing Floor is Lava and ordering a huge bowl of ice cream. (No, seriously. BIG!)> it's the truck-sized sundae for me theBachelorette pic.twitter.com/ZYzwNmPTSK> > — Laura Bradley (@lpbradley) November 25, 2020Honestly? I’d take this over a helicopter any day.But soon enough, things got serious: As the two discussed their families, Ivan mentioned his younger brother, who spent four years in prison after dealing with substance abuse. “My brother went through some really dark times in prison,” Ivan said. “I was the only person he would really open up to about the stuff that goes on behind there. It’s crazy stuff.”George Floyd’s death, Ivan said, “really hit home for me. You can only imagine how much wilder it could be in prison, right? And my brother used to tell me stories of how these C.O.’s literally beat him up.”“I felt so bad,” Ivan continued, “because my first question was like, ‘Well, Gabe, what did you do?’ But it doesn’t matter. Like, no matter what George Floyd did either way, or what my brother did, these people have a job to do, and they need to do it right. They can’t just be hurting people for no reason, you know? So it made me check myself.”EMBED PICWhen Ivan asked Tayshia how the events of this year have affected her personally, she grew quiet and tearful. “I don’t know,” the Bachelorette said. “Just the way that the world is right now, it’s just a lot. And it’s just overwhelming, and sometimes I feel like it affects me more than—”“—you even know sometimes,” Ivan said, finishing her sentence.After some encouragement from her date, Tayshia was able to share a little more of what’s been on her mind—specifically her upbringing in Orange County, where she was “surrounded by a lot of people that don’t look like me.”“Being the only person that looks like me, I’m realizing that I’ve been trying so hard my whole life to blend in,” Tayshia said. “Because I knew I was different, you know?”Hearing people chanting “Black Lives Matter,” Tayshia said, has hit her harder than she’d initially expected or realized. “Those are people in my backyard that I’ve been trying to prove for so long that I’m the same as them,” she said. Ivan told her that during his college years, he’d grown used to being called the “N-word” randomly as he was walking next to his campus.“I never thought in my lifetime that so many people would come together for one common cause,” Tayshia said of Black Lives Matter. “It was so beautiful.”Adams, this season’s second star after Clare Crawley’s abrupt exit, is the Bachelor franchise’s second Black Bachelorette. Rachel Lindsay became the first in 2017—although it’s worth noting that the show’s attempts to address race were ham-fisted at best and exploitative at worst. Next year Matt James will become the franchise’s first Black Bachelor. Hopefully as the franchise grows more diverse, it will continue to make room for these important conversations. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Daniel Ríos scored in the 108th minute and Nashville beat the defending Eastern Conference champion Toronto FC 1-0 on Tuesday night, becoming the first expansion team to win two MLS Cup playoff games. Ríos followed Hany Mukhtar’s shot that Toronto goalkeeper Quentin Westberg got a hand on, and tapped it into the back of the net.
Toward the end of a dramatic day that saw The Weeknd, whose music has dominated 2020, shut out of all Grammy nominations, leading him to accuse the Recording Academy of corruption and a lack of transparency, Recording Academy chief Harvey Mason, jr. has responded to his claims. In his response, he says that he too […]
Tonight’s "A Very Special G4 Holiday Reunion Special," broadcast on YouTube Live delivered big laughs, brought viewers back through many of the network’s most memorable moments, and introduced G4’s very first on-air talent announcement of WWE Superstar Xavier Woods. The special also kicked off Gravython, G4’s multiday charity drive, raising funds for a variety of community partners.
International pressure mounted Tuesday on Ethiopia's warring parties to cease fighting and protect civilians in Tigray, where the army says it has encircled the capital ahead of a threatened bombardment. Forces loyal to Tigray's ruling party have been battling Ethiopian soldiers in the northern region for nearly three weeks, sparking a refugee exodus, civilian atrocities and fears of broader instability in the Horn of Africa.Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, last year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, on Sunday gave the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) 72 hours to surrender -- an ultimatum rejected by the leader of the dissident region, who has said his people are "ready to die" for their homeland.As the deadline looms, the UN Security Council held its first meeting on the crisis, despite disagreement between European and African members over whether the closed-door discussion should take place.Ethiopia's army says tanks are within 60 kilometres (37 miles) of the regional capital Mekele, where it has promised a "no mercy" assault on TPLF forces."The highly aggressive rhetoric on both sides regarding the fight for Mekele is dangerously provocative and risks placing already vulnerable and frightened civilians in grave danger," said UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet.Amnesty International urged Ethiopia against using artillery and aerial bombings in Mekele, appealing for both sides to consider the city's half a million inhabitants and the many more seeking refuge there from fighting elsewhere."Deliberately attacking civilians and civilian objects is prohibited under international humanitarian law, and constitutes war crimes," said Deprose Muchena, head of Amnesty International's east and southern Africa office.The government said Tuesday that "a large number of Tigray militia and special forces" had surrendered after Abiy's 72-hour ultimatum. The TPLF, for its part, said on Monday it had routed an army battalion and claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on Bahir Dar -- the capital of Amhara region to the south of Tigray -- where local forces are fighting alongside Ethiopian troops.Tigray remains under a communications blackout and media access to the region has been restricted, making independent verification of claims from both sides difficult.'End this conflict' Abiy has resisted growing calls for mediation since ordering troops, tanks and warplanes into Tigray on November 4 in response to what he said were attacks on federal military camps orchestrated by the TPLF.The African Union (AU), headquartered in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, has dispatched three former African presidents as special envoys to try and broker talks on the Tigray crisis.A spokesman for an Ethiopian committee handling the conflict said Monday the government would meet the envoys "as a matter of respect" but flatly ruled out negotiations with the TPLF.Tuesday's virtual meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the crisis was briefly in doubt after African countries pulled out.But diplomats from France, Britain, Belgium, Germany and Estonia ultimately forced the talks to go ahead, backed by the United States."At a certain moment, we have to put it on the agenda, even if the Africans don't like it," a European diplomat told AFP on condition of anonymity, highlighting the growing impatience over the lack of Security Council action on the weeks-long fighting.The US National Security Council on Monday called for mediation and extended its support to the AU diplomatic effort "to end this tragic conflict now".'Rampage' The fighting has already driven more than 40,000 people into Sudan and forced many more to flee within Tigray. Hundreds have reportedly been killed, though the true extent of death and displacement is not known.The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, a government-affiliated but independent body, said Tuesday that at least 600 people had been slaughtered in a "rampage" in the town of Mai-Kadra on November 9.A local Tigrayan youth group aided by police and militia "killed hundreds of people, beating them with batons/sticks, stabbing them with knives, machetes and hatchets and strangling them with ropes," the commission said in a report.Tigrayan refugees from Mai-Kadra, who have fled to Sudan, have blamed government forces for the killings. Long-running tensions between Addis Ababa and the TPLF boiled over in September when Tigray proceeded with regional elections in defiance of the federal government, which declared the vote illegal.(AFP)
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SpaceX has launched yet another Starlink mission, adding 60 more Starlink satellites to its low-Earth orbit constellation. SpaceX broke its own reusability records of six flights for a reused first-stage rocket component, and it also recovered the booster with a controlled landing using its drone flight in the Atlantic Ocean, which means it could potentially break this record with yet another future flight for this same booster. Today's launch took off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, lifting off at 9:13 PM EST (6:13 PM PST).
Terez Paylor & Charles Robinson react to the Buccaneers' Monday night loss, shed some more light on Joe Burrow's injury & predict the 2021 HOF class.
Adamson Barbecue based in Etobicoke, just west of Toronto, was allowed to have guests dine-in on Tuesday afternoon despite being in violation of provincial and municipal bylaws.
The Music Streaming Market will grow by USD 7.47 bn during 2020-2024
Hundreds of flights at one of China's busiest airports were cancelled and residential communities placed under lockdown, as Shanghai races to bring a local coronavirus outbreak under control.