PUBLISHED: 10:21 31 May 2019 | UPDATED: 10:21 31 May 2019 Peter Sharkey You'l be able to put your feet up in old age if you invest in an ISA, says Peter Sharkey. Picture: GETTY IMAGES Archant The sooner you start saving, the more chance you have of taking things easy, says our financial columnist Peter Sharkey. An email arrived this week asking whether the sender could call me instead of emailing 'reams of paper' and discuss his business proposition in a five minute conversation rather than via a dozen emails. This seemed infinitely preferable to having an unfamiliar name in my inbox, an idea to be encouraged as it injects human contact to our otherwise busy, almost exclusively electronic lives. In the mid-1970s, a group of scientists concluded that one of the biggest problems people living in the 21st century would have was a surfeit of spare time. Leisure pursuits, they maintained, would account for most of our time; there would be nothing else to do as all of the world's … [Read more...] about Is an ISA the key to enjoying more leisure time?
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Produced by Paul LaRosa, Murray Weiss and Sabina Castelfranco In June 2000, Enrico "Chico" Forti, an Italian television producer and former windsurfing champion was convicted and sentenced to life without parole in the 1998 killing of Dale Pike, an Australian who had traveled to Miami to meet with Forti about business deal. Few Americans have ever heard his name, but as "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty reports, in Italy, his case has been compared to that of Amanda Knox -- a foreign national living abroad convicted of a murder with very little evidence. A MURDER IN MIAMI The 1998 murder of Dale Pike has always been and is, to this day, a true murder mystery. Brad Pike is Dale's younger brother. Brad Pike: Always questions, always questions … I also don't think I'll ever know the truth. What is known is that someone shot Dale Pike twice in the back of the head with a .22 and left his naked body on a quiet stretch of beach on Virginia Key, minutes from Key … [Read more...] about The case against Enrico Forti: Is he the Italian Amanda Knox?
When Oprah Winfrey interviewed Beto O’ Rourke last month she all but begged him to run for president. Last week he answered her prayers, and within a day had raised more than $6 million in online, individual contributions from all 50 US states — the largest first day record of any candidate so far He began campaigning immediately in Iowa — which will be the first state to vote in the Democrats’ 2020 primary season — accompanied by swells of media coverage and crowds holding up their phones to record his political act. For now at least, 46-year-old O’Rourke is the hottest ticket in US politics. His presidential candidacy promptly drew the best endorsement a Democrat can hope for, the mockery of Donald Trump, who said: “I think he’s got a lot of hand movement. I’ve never seen so much hand movement. I said, ‘Is he crazy or is that just the way he acts?’” This week, artist Stan Herd made a … [Read more...] about How Beto-mania is sweeping America
WHAT happens in Vegas might stay in Vegas, but Robbie Williams has used his new residency to take his feud with Liam Gallagher Stateside. The singer lashed out at his rock nemesis during a gig at the Encore Hotel, urging fans to get on Twitter and give the ex-Oasis frontman grief. At the end of his set, he said: “If you have enjoyed the show, I have been Robbie Williams. And if you haven’t and you are upset about anything, I have been Liam Gallagher. “In fact, if you want to start a hashtag, you can put ‘Liam Gallagher was s**t tonight’, if you want.” His dig is the latest in a long line of attempts by the former Take That star to antagonise the Gallagher brothers, who he has been sparring with for more than two decades. In 2000, Rob famously used his Brit Awards acceptance speech to offer to fight Liam, leading the rocker to call Rob a “fat f***ing idiot”. Before his pop, Robbie berated the crowd for his failure to conquer North America, … [Read more...] about Robbie Williams urges fans to mock Liam Gallagher on Twitter during Vegas gig