IMPACT Wrestling staged a headline-grabbing spectacle with an inter-gender bout as one of the main attractions at United We Stand last night. While it's certainly not the first time a man has faced a woman in the larger than life world of pro wrestling, IMPACT's event drew a large amount of interest, not least because of its proximity to WWE WrestleMania in New Jersey on Sunday. WWE's biggest show of the year is set to host its first all female main event, with a triple threat match between Ronda Rousey, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch. With so much talk of the progress women are making in sports entertainment, there has been demand from some quarters of the wrestling fanbase to see equality between the sexes go even further, and that includes inter-gender matches. But do we really need a woman to wrestle a man in order for pro wrestling to be considered fair to both genders? And is there really any entertainment value to be had from such bouts? The concept of men mixing it up with … [Read more...] about What we learned when Tessa Blanchard faced Joey Ryan at United We Stand
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IN THE FIRST episode of “Cheers”, a 1980s television comedy, Diane Chambers, a graduate student, intends to elope with Sumner Sloan, a literature professor. In stark contrast to the genial barflies at Cheers, a Boston watering-hole, Sloan is well-educated and middle-class—but also, it turns out, vain and deceitful. He’s goofy, says Sam Malone, the bartender whose on-off romance with Diane is the show’s dramatic axis. “He’s everything you’re not,” she retorts. And so is Diane. That she and Sam are dissimilar in personality and social background is one reason why “Cheers” is so funny. The yoking of opposites is a dependable ploy in situation comedies. It is also a useful trick in investing. The injunction not to put all your eggs in one basket can be found in any finance textbook. But there is more to diversification than that. The ideal diversifier is not just something other than what you own, but something that … [Read more...] about How emerging-market local-currency bonds might fit in your portfolio
Perry Bird, 28, says he decided to explore his options due to the “pitiful return” on offer from cash savings deals. The company director from Bristol says he wanted to put his savings somewhere that it had the chance of getting a more substantial return, but also ensure that he wouldn’t be able to take it out at any time. He decided to look at what was on offer with stocks and shares ISAs instead. But rather than start picking and choosing precisely which stocks and shares to invest in through his ISA, Bird opted to open an ISA with Wealthify, a firm that builds an investment portfolio on your behalf, based on your attitude to risk. “It wasn't particularly intimidating because they have managed it all for me," Perry said. "The idea of trying to manage my own stocks however is very intimidating but I’m happy to do it like this. I'm not very knowledgeable about what a good investment is but was recommended this service by someone that is as a low … [Read more...] about Pitiful interest rates made me give up on cash savings
THE President of the United States is the world's most flamboyant and publicised billionaire. Here's the lowdown on all things Donald Trump. Where did Donald Trump grow up and was his family wealthy? Donald Trump was born on June 14, 1946, and was fourth child of real estate tycoon Fred Trump. The Trump family was wealthy and lived in a mansion in the Queens area of New York. As a 13-year-old, Donald was sent to a military academy after he started misbehaving at school. Now 72, he boasts that he made money "the good old-fashioned way" but he first got into real estate with a "small" $1million loan from his father and helped manage the family's housing portfolio in the New York area. He took control of the company in 1971 and renamed it the Trump Organisation - shifting from residential sales in Brooklyn and Queens to swanky projects in Manhattan. The company transformed the rundown Commodore Hotel into the Grand Hyatt before developing the most famous Trump landmark, the 68-storey … [Read more...] about How old is Donald Trump, what is the US President’s net worth, when did he marry Melania and how many kids does he have?
Gold has been making a comeback. After a long period with little activity last year, the precious metal’s value has risen as stock markets have struggled and fallen. Combine the volatility of equities with the increase in geopolitical fears, and many investors are re-evaluating whether to increase the amount of gold in their portfolios. The price is currently around $1,300 (£981) an ounce. Its value has been gradually rising since a low point of $1,176 in August, and peaked in February at around $1,343. It has dipped as the US dollar has strengthened – a stronger dollar makes the commodity more expensive for those buying with other currencies, putting pressure on the metal’s price. The price is also heavily tied to US interest rates. If rates rise, the dollar gets stronger and the value of gold decreases, because the metal doesn’t pay out a yield. In fact, it is technically a negative- yielding asset, because of the costs of physical storage. Due to this … [Read more...] about Gold, the Federal Reserve, and the dollar – what’s driving up precious metal prices?