6 money misconceptions about millennials

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As a Millennial myself — though, admittedly, at the very outskirts of the spectrum (younger Millennials are keen to point that out to me; can’t we all just get along?) — I can tell you that we’re unjustly dragged through the mud by the press. We’re lazy, entitled, self-absorbed, and demanding — or so claims the media.Much of the shade that we’re thrown, as far as I can tell anyway, is just that — shade. Because contrary to popular belief, we Millennials are savvier and more responsible, especially where money matters are concerned, than we’re portrayed. To tips the scales back in our favor a bit more, here are six money misconceptions about Millennials, and why they’re wrong.1. Millennials Will Be Renters for LifeI’m 34 years old, born in 1981, and I purchased my first home with my husband at 28 years old. Most of my Millennial friends own their homes, too. The idea that Millennials will be renters for life is an outdated belief, perhaps established during the housing crisis of the last decade, but it’s held on nonetheless. That’s all changing now. continue reading »last_img read more

Poyet hails departing Gerrard

first_imgSunderland boss Gus Poyet has hailed the “unmissable” talents of Steven Gerrard ahead of the Black Cats’ home clash with Liverpool on Saturday. West Ham, Arsenal and Tottenham stand between Liverpool and Southampton in fourth but Rodgers remains confident they can get there. “It’s going to be tough but I am looking forward to the challenge,” he said. “We have a great spirit at the moment and footballing ideas are returning to our game and will push very hard in the second half of the season to bring success here. “The players are improving and we can see how seven points may seem a lot but it certainly can be whittled away. “You just have to consistently win games and perform well and that is our idea.” Gerrard will be making potentially his final appearance as a player in the north east when he steps out at the Stadium of Light for the lunchtime kick-off – and he will do so with the glowing endorsement of Poyet. Poyet said: “If I was a football fan I would want to be at the stadium because I would not want to miss the chance to watch Steven Gerrard live for maybe the last time in the north east. “He is worth buying a ticket for because there are not many like him and he is going to be missed. He is different and it is great to get the opportunity to watch him live.” Poyet has told his players they must start turning their recent glut of draws into wins if they are to put breathing space between themselves and the bottom three in the new year. Last weekend’s FA Cup third-round win over Leeds provided signs of a turning point with Dutchman Patrick van Aanholt returning from injury to grab the only goal of the game. Poyet said: “We had a difficult month against lots of top teams and although I don’t think we did fantastic we did okay. “Now we go into the second part (of the season) knowing we need to win more games and we need to be more clinical at home. Everything starts against Liverpool and the challenge is clear.” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will not have any of his injured players back. Midfielders Adam Lallana (thigh) and Joe Allen (knee), defenders Glen Johnson (thigh) and Jon Flanagan (knee) and goalkeeper Brad Jones (thigh) all remain sidelined. Striker Daniel Sturridge is back in the country but still a fortnight away from a long-awaited return from a thigh problem while defender Kolo Toure is on African Cup of Nations duty with Ivory Coast. Press Associationlast_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019: Marta breaks record to guarantee Brazil’s spot in next round

first_imgHaving replaced the suspended Formiga, Andressinha went close to marking her first appearance of the tournament with a stunning goal seven minutes after the restart, but her exquisite free-kick clipped off the crossbar.But Brazil went up a gear, and after Kathellen and substitute Beatriz had both gone close, they were gifted the chance to make a breakthrough when Linari clumsily brought down Debinha.Marta made no mistake, calmly sending Laura Giuliani the wrong way to claim victory, though Australia’s 4-1 win over Jamaica meant Brazil progressed as one of the best third-placed sides, while Italy qualified as group winners. https://t.co/ZoHQo5GKTA— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 18, 2019Italy looked to have gone ahead when Girelli brilliantly took in a cross before dispatching a composed finish into the top-left corner, only for the offside flag to cut her celebrations short.Barbara came to Brazil’s rescue six minutes before halftime, reacting sharply to keep out Barbara Bonansea’s close-range volley. And it was Marta who took the glory on Tuesday, scoring from the spot in the 74th minute for her 17th World Cup goal and overtaking Miroslav Klose’s previous record, which she had matched with a spot-kick in the defeat to Australia on matchday two.Cristiana Girelli had a goal ruled out for Italy in the first half, but Brazil’s improved performance in the second half was rewarded when Marta converted from 12 yards after Elena Linari had barged into Debinha. Related News Marta made history as Brazil beat Italy 1-0 to guarantee their place in the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup.Brazil knew that a point in Valenciennes would be enough to confirm its progression from Group C regardless of Australia’s result with Jamaica. Women’s World Cup 2019: Sam Kerr scores four to book Australia’s last-16 placelast_img read more

Etihad signs agreement with Luggage Logistics for baggage management

first_imgEtihad Airways has announced an agreement with Luggage Logistics to transform the end-to-end baggage management process across the airline’s global airport network.Luggage Logistics’ advanced Baggage Management System (BMS) will enable Etihad Airways to significantly improve the delivery of guests’ luggage to their destination on time. It will also help the airline to easily track where bags are at any point along the journey, throughout its global operation.BMS will integrate with flight schedules and other key passenger information and departure control systems. This will increase the speed at which Etihad Airways’ guest bags can be identified and transferred from the aircraft to the airport terminal facilities onto connecting flights, keeping departures on schedule and improving the on-time performance of its flights.Geert W Boven, Etihad Airways’ Senior Vice President Airport Services, said, “The partnership with Luggage Logistics will greatly improve the identification, management and transfer control of guest baggage across our global airport network including at our Abu Dhabi base. The new baggage management solution will enhance the guest experience by reducing lost or misplaced luggage, minimise delays commonly associated with baggage management while optimising our flight operations.”last_img read more