Just about everybody experiences money problems. Unless you’re born into the upper crust, odds are you or your family will go through some sort of personal finance catastrophe at some point. Actually, in all likelihood, you’ll probably go through many trying financial times over the course of your life. Financial issues can harm family relationships and impact your health. And even if you’ve done everything you should have to prepare for an economic downturn or medical catastrophe, you can still end up seeing your savings and safety net vaporized with a single mistake.Money and personal finance issues are more or less a fixture in our lives. We’re always striving to keep our heads above water, to pay the rent or mortgage, and if we’re lucky, try to save for a new toy or vacation. When times do get really tough, however, there isn’t much to say that’s positive about the experience. You simply have to try and weather the storm the best you can and hope you’re not too much in the red when things calm down.Surprisingly enough, researchers are now starting to say that those times of intense stress and struggle related to money might actually be a good thing — at least one way. Money problems may make us mentally sharper. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Windies Evin Lewis Opener Evin Lewis, all-rounder Rovman Powell and captain Jason Holder have all managed to move up in the ICC one-day players rankings, despite West Indies’ dismal showing in the recent three-match series.Left-hander Lewis jumped 11 places in the batting rankings to 65th while Powell also rose 11 spots to be 127th.Holder, meanwhile, leapt six places to be on the brink of the top 20 in the bowling rankings at 21st.The trio’s movement comes on the heels of the Caribbean side’s 3-0 whitewash at the hands of New Zealand where they found themselves completely outplayed.However, Lewis was one of two Windies batsmen in the series with half-centuries, scoring 76 in the opening match in Whangarei which the visitors lost by five wickets.The Trinidadian finished the series with 86 runs from two matches – the most by a Windies player.Powell was also among the runs in the first game scoring an attacking 59, a knock which marked his maiden half-century in ODIs.Seamer Holder finished as the joint highest wicket-taker for the Windies with five wickets, alongside left-arm speedster Sheldon Cottrell who also picked up the same number of scalps.Indian stroke-maker Virat Kohli leads an unchanged top 10 in the batting rankings while Pakistani paceman Hasan Ali continues to head the bowling rankings.
The best Bosnian athlete, Amel Tuka, won an impressive third place at the rally of the Diamond League in Monaco. Tuka ran to Monte Carlo in an extremely difficult competition on Friday evening.Practically all of the world’s best runners at 800 meters appeared on the track and the winner was Niki Amos, who finished a rally with a record time of 1: 41.89.The second place was won by Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich (1: 42.54), while Tuka reached the finish line with a time of 1: 43.62, Klix.ba news portal reports.(Photo: radiosarajevo)
Past the finishing postCaymanas Park Results forApril 30, 2016Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACESARDINE SWEEPSTAKE1. PARTY CITY SEllis 55.02. LEILANI JInnis3 50.0 1 1/4:L3. DEMOLITION BOY ARobles 54.0 1/2L*4. IAMALLABOUTTHEBEST BebHarvey3 52.0 HeadWIN: $405.00PLACE: $109.00, $104.00, $87.00Final Time : 1:02.1 Splits : 23.2, 47.3Winner : 4yo b filly – BURNING MARQUE – HEAR ME CLEARLYTrainer : PHILLIP ELLIOTT Owner : PHILLIP ELLIOTTBred by ROGER NEWMAN, MARK & SUSAN WATESQu: $801.00 Ex: $1,285.00Superfecta : $4,604.00Race 2 1600 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2) & 6YO&UP(NW4)MACKEREL1. PERSIAN BELLE SEllis 55.0*2. LEGENDARY PLEASURE LSteadman2 55.0 1/2L3. BATIDOR DE MUNDO AChatrie 54.0 9L4. ABOVE THE RADAR HPottinger3 51.0 3 1/4LDNF #6 WATER WAVE DDawkins3 49.0 8/1WIN: $114.00PLACE: $51.00, $51.00, $55.00Final Time : 1:44.1 Splits : 24.4, 48.2, 1:13.2,Winner : 6yo b horse – TRADITIONAL – EMERALD BELLETrainer : ANDERSON,MARLON C Owner : DIAMONDSBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $183.00 Exacta: $510.00D/E: $577.00Trifecta: $129.00Race 3 1400 M (Purse $845,000) 3-Y-O & UP OPEN ALLOWANCEJUS QUENCH FLAVORED WATER1. DWAYNE STAR WHenry 50.5 5/1 318.002. CAMPESINO BebHarvey3 54.0 *1/5 2 3/43. SHINING LIGHT JInnis3 47.5 5/1 3/44. BRAWN RMcNaughton 51.5 4/1 3 1/4Final Time : 1:26.0 Splits : 23.2, 46.3, 1:11.4,Winner : 4yo b colt – STORM CRAFT – AKIODATrainer : PATRICK LYNCH Owner : RISING STARBred by DION JACKSONQu: $167.00 Ex: $627.00D/E: $1,500.00Trifecta: $4,600.00Rolling Triple: $6,701.00Race 4 1400 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)CORNED BEEF1. SHINE HPottinger3 53.02. COMPUTERIZE OWalker 54.0 Neck3. STORMING WHenry 52.0 1 1/2L4. SIR BUDGET RLahoe 53.0 4 1/2LWIN: $258.00PLACE: $84.00, $133.00, $129.00Final Time : 1:28.0 Splits : 23.3, 46.3, 1:13.0,Winner : 4yo colt – DEPUTY GLITTERS – SHE’S SO LOVELYTrainer : GRESFORD SMITH Owner : MICHAEL HUE & LOUIS CHIN & FITZGERALD ROBERTSBred by BRIAN,KIRK & LOUIS CHINQu: $1,864.00 Ex: $4,008.00D/E: $2,500.00Superfecta: $14,139.00Rolling Triple: $11,376.00Race 5 1200 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)-FILLIES & MARESVIENNA1. WINESHA BebHarvey3 52.0 5/1*2. SOUND OF MIRACLE JErwin 55.0 3 1/2L3. TIMEFORACAT JPatterson3 48.5 6 1/2L4. VERONICA B DRobinson 53.5 3 1/2L5. LARUSA KParchment4 53.0 1 1/2LLate scratch : #10 MONEYNEVERSLEEPWIN: $345.00PLACE: $202.00, $70.00, $130.00Final Time : 1:16.3 Splits : 23.3, 47.1Winner : 6yo ch mare – STORM CRAFT – POSITIVE VIBESTrainer : RYAN DARBY Owner : NADONBred by RAPHAEL E. GORDONQu: $507.00 Ex: $969.00D/E: $2,900.00Trifecta: $1,862.00Hi-5 : $25,404.00Rolling Triple: $86,784.00RICOCHET CUPRace 6 1000 M (R) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT-FILLIES (DIV.I)*1. ZEPHYR JInnis3 50.02. VELOCIDAD LSteadman2 54.0 1 3/4L3. OCEAN SEEKER AGray4 51.5 2 1/2L4. CROWN PRINCESS JErwin 55.0 2L5. FORMAL JUSTICE AndrePowell4 51.5 2 1/4L6. ASHLEY CALL NBerger4 49.0 4LLate scratch : #5 RUNAWAY GALWIN: $132.00PLACE: $64.00, $87.00, $64.00Final Time: 1:02.0 Splits: 23.3, 47.3Winner : 3yo ch filly – NASHEET – RUSHING FORCETrainer : WAYNE PARCHMENT Owner : V.M.W.Bred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQu: $600.00 Exacta: $740.00D/E: $1,162.00Trifecta: $829.00Hit-6: $50,827.00Rolling Triple: $13,350.00Super-6: $849,426.50Race 7 1200 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)-F&MKETCHUP*1. PROLIFIC PRINCESS OWalker 53.02. SWEET DIMENSION RLahoe 52.0 4L3. KIMBERLY GOLD OEdwards3 50.0 2 1/4L4. ANGEL STAR AndrePowell4 51.5 3 1/2LWIN: $79.00PLACE: $59.00, $64.00, $79.00Final Time : 1:15.1 Splits: 23.1, 47.3Winner : 4yo ch filly – LEGAL PROCESS – NUTTIN BUT REDTrainer : NEIVE GRAHAM Owner : O’SHAUN CONNECTIONBred by CHERYL & KRISTI MARSHQu: $163.00 Ex: $221.00D/E: $224.00Superfecta : $876.00Rolling Triple: $2,409.00Race 8 1500 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO(NW4)WESTERN UNION*1. ITALIANO OWalker 57.02. UNBREAKABLE AChatrie 57.0 3L3. FLYING MIRACLE DDawkins3 51.0 1/2L4. STAR NEW VISTA AndrePowell4 51.0 1LWIN: $110.00PLACE: $77.00, $159.00, $166.00Final Time : 1:34.2 Splits : 24.2, 47.2, 1:12.2,Winner : 7yo horse – HE’STHEREALTHING – PIK A TRIXTrainer : NEIVE GRAHAM Owner : O’SHAUN CONNECTIONBred by OWEN & SOLOMON SHARPENOTE: HORSE #10 MIND SET CAME 5TH, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 8TH.Qu: $829.00 Ex: $896.00D/E: $98.00Superfecta: $9,684.00Rolling Triple: $398.00Pick-4: $3,280.00Race 9 1200 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.IITHE J.V.M. ASSOCIATION WORLD VET DAY 2016 TROPHY*1. LORD EQUUS OMullings 51.52. BLUE MOON JInnis3 47.5 Nose3. POISON GAS HPottinger3 51.0 1 3/4L4. CLASSY AVIATOR WHenry 50.5 2 1/4L5. MISS MYRTLE NBerger4 46.0 NoseWIN: $76.00PLACE: $68.00, $133.00, $162.00Final Time : 1:14.2 Splits : 22.4, 47.0, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – IMAGE MAKER – DANCINWITHTHESTARSTrainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner : SUPERKIDS RACING STABLESBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Qu: $1,301.00 Ex: $1,446.00D/E: $195.00Trifecta: $5,317.00Hi-5 Carry-over : $125,759.40Rolling Triple: $216.00PlacePot 8: $5,609.00RICOCHET CUPRace 10 1000 M (R) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT-FILLIES (DIV.II)*1. LOTTERY TICKET OWalker 53.0 1/1 107.00 66.002. HONEY DARLIN OMullings 53.0 2/1 1 1/2 73.003. DUTCHESS URIEL SEllis 53.0 5/1 Neck 113.004. PATCH RWilson 53.0 4/1 3 1/45. FRANCIA’S PRIDE RHalledeen 53.0 8/1 1 3/4WIN: $107.00PLACE: $66.00, $73.00, $113.00Final Time : 1:01.3 Splits : 23.3, 47.3, ,Winner : 3yo b filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – JUST A FLUTTERTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH A. DACOSTA & BRUCE D. LEVYBred by PETER STEWARTQuinella : (2,9) $110.00 Exacta : (9-2) $291.00D/E : (5-9) $169.00Trifecta : (9-2-3) $325.00Hi-5 : (9-2-3-4-13) $2,039.00Rolling Triple : (7-5-9) $474.00THE 77TH RUNNING OF THE JAMAICA OAKS (GR.IR)Race 11 2000 M (Purse $3,000,000) NB3-Y-O FUTURITY-FILLIES(FOR THE HILMA M. VEIRA TROPHY)1. A THOUSAND STARS RHalledeen 57.0*2. NUCLEAR AFFAIR SEllis 57.0 Neck3. GLYDER CBudhai 57.0 55/1 1 3/4L4. SORRENTINO’S STAR DGordon 57.0 NeckWIN: $281.00PLACE: $65.00, $54.00, $147.00Final Time : 2:12.0 Splits : 24.4, 51.0, 1:16.0, 1:42.3Winner : 3yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – HEART OF GOLDTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH A DACOSTABred by ELIZABETH DACOSTAQu: $161.00 Ex: $1,592.00D/E: $1,734.00Superfecta: $11,996.00Rolling Triple: $2,821.00Race 12 1200 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCELISHOUS SUPER STAKE1. DREAMCOMETRUE OEdwards3 50.02. HOLOGRAM SHADOW JPatterson3 48.5 Neck3. MISS JUANITA DDawkins3 48.0 60/1 1 3/4L4. GOLDEN BULLET OWhite 50.0 1 1/4L5. KOBALT WHenry 50.0 1 1/4LWIN: $298.00PLACE: 152.00, $264.00, $729.00Final Time : 1:13.2 Splits : 23.0, 46.4, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – DEPUTY GLITTERS SPACEDOUTTrainer : STEVEN TODD Owner: PATRICK MCKENZIEBred by EDISON CHAIQu: $3,837.00 Exacta: $7,250.00D/E : $4,501.00Trifecta: $33,853.00Hi-5 Carry-over : $143,585.00Rolling Triple: $14,942.00Pick-4: $27,980.00Super-6: $113,695.80Pick-9: $6,510,579.50
In a country as diverse as South Africa, it is natural for there to be differing views and vigorous contestation, writes Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe. So it would be a mistake to assume the fracas in parliament during the State of the Nation Address on 12 February meant our democracy was on the edge of an abyss. A frame from a news report on the State of the Nation Address in parliament on 12 February. (Image: YouTube/ECNA) Minister in the Presidency Jess RadebeIt’s all too easy to get caught up in a whirlwind of perceptions and to lose sight of the true state of play. It’s human nature to be consumed by the bluster of the here and now. Since the unprecedented fracas during the State of the Nation (SoNA) our national discourse has been ablaze.Were one to judge the state of our nation on the headlines that followed SoNA alone, the appearance would be that South Africa stands on the edge of an abyss.It is indisputable that the disturbing scenes in parliament last week were not in keeping with the spirit and conventions of our democracy. The government is appalled by the disruptive actions of those who were intent on demeaning the importance of the address.However, to assume that what unfolded in parliament is a portent of the end of our democracy is incorrect. Democracies are by their nature defined by lively dialogue and differences over policy direction.In a country as diverse as South Africa, it is natural there will be differing views and vigorous contestation. Indeed, this has been the hallmark of our democracy since 1994.Democratic parliaments all over the world are robust in their nature and there have been many recorded incidents of disorder. It is, therefore, unfortunate some would seek to define our democracy on the strength of one incident. Any democracy is tested by the resilience of its institutions during turbulent times, and our parliament has passed the test. Our parliament still remains our beacon of democracy.It is equally regrettable that the many policy interventions announced by President Jacob Zuma were overshadowed by the disturbance. The president unveiled an ambitious nine-point plan to stimulate growth and create jobs. He also addressed the interventions needed to stabilise the current energy challenges.South Africa, like any other country, has its challenges and frustrations. That said, few would dispute that we have come a long way since 1994. Out of the ashes of apartheid has risen a nation recognised the world over for its commitment to the values of freedom and democracy.Our Constitution stands as one of the pillars on which we have built a new society that serves all its people. I would like to believe that most fair-minded South Africans would concur that our democratic institutions are strong and functioning. The supremacy of the Constitution and the rule of law as stipulated at the birth of our young democracy remain untouched. Courts continue to function without fear or favour in accordance with the law. Furthermore, the Constitutional Court, the highest court in the land, continues to safeguard our democracy.The importance of the Constitution cannot be overstated. It is the cornerstone of our democracy and guides us in all our endeavours. Its significance, as our moral compass, was underscored during Zuma’s response to the debate on the State of the Nation address when he said: “We also have a responsibility to promote the constitution, which is the blood and soul of our democracy.”The separation of powers between the executive, the legislature and the judiciary also remains steadfastly in place. The architects of our Constitution cleverly built in the separation of powers to prevent a situation where one institution or arm of government would have absolute power. Most people would agree with me that these are the hallmarks of a fully functional democracy.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Jordan Henderson: Chelsea saw Liverpool’s bestby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJordan Henderson says Sunday’s win over Chelsea epitomised Liverpool’s character.Frank Lampard’s side brought the scores back to 2-1 thanks to a cracking second-half goal from N’Golo Kante.But the Reds held onto for all three points and captain Henderson was delighted with the resilience shown by his teammates.He said: “Chelsea was a really tough place to come, good team, we had to grind it out, had to give everything and that shows what we’re about as a team.”It’s important, you need character and we’ve got plenty of characters in this team to fight and see games out.”It was tough, they put a lot of pressure on us and we just need to keep winning, keep getting three points.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Gilmour possesses ’emotional intelligence’ for Chelsea success – Scotland coach Gemmillby Freddie Taylor17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveScotland U21 coach Scot Gemmill says Billy Gilmour’s ’emotional intelligence’ will help him succeed at Chelsea.18-year-old Gilmour has two first-team appearances this season and has been training with Frank Lampard on a regular basis.”He is obviously improving all the time,” said Gemmill. “If you train and play with better players then it raises your game, but the thing with Billy is if you speak to anyone who has worked with him, they are equally impressed with him off the pitch as well as on it. His emotional intelligence; to be able to handle everything.”He needs to continue to show he can handle it, and that his performances continue to improve. He’s obviously playing for a great club, his manager’s got confidence in him, everything is there – but we’ve got a big responsibility to help him.”
Four-star running back Jaason Lewis, who hails from Virginia Beach, Virginia, has decided to head out west to play his collegiate football, picking the Arizona State Sun Devils over a number of SEC schools, including Tennessee, Florida and Ole Miss. ASU hasn’t given him the best welcoming, however.Arizona State’s Twitter account has sent out two tweets to celebrate Lewis’ signing. In both, his name is spelled incorrectly. Sure, it’s fair to say that he has a strange way of spelling his first name. But you’d think that whoever is in charge of ASU’s Twitter account would be a little more careful.
For the seventh straight year, President of the United States Barack Obama has joined ESPN’s Andy Katz to unveil his March Madness picks. “Baracketology”, as it’s now known, hasn’t been all that successful, but it has been entertaining.This year, Obama went mostly chalk. While he has a number of interesting upsets in the first round, he has seeds ranked 1-4 for 15 of his 16 Sweet Sixteen slots. Davidson, a 10-seed, is the only squad he thinks will wind up pulling two upsets.All the President’s picks: Check out his NCAA Tournament Bracket → http://t.co/ENqqesV08s #Baracketology pic.twitter.com/gYREANLa6P— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 18, 2015Obama has Kentucky over Villanova in the final. He thinks that UK is going to finish the season 40-0. Here’s his entire bracket, via ESPN. What do you think of the President’s picks?
Twitter/@McClain_on_NFL Last week, Baylor fired head coach Art Briles following the release of the Pepper Hamilton Report, which detailed the school’s failure to address the multiple instances of sexual assault within the Bears football program. According to the report, Baylor coaches failed to establish a “culture of accountability for misconduct,” and denied complainants true investigations into their accusations.For the first time since his dismissal, Art Briles released a statement on the matter.Art Briles releases statement pic.twitter.com/O0lsbiwyWN— Jeremie Poplin (@jeremiepoplin) June 2, 2016Former Ohio and Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe has been hired as the program’s interim head coach.