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They worked at a Catholic hospital for decades. Then it took away their pension

They worked at a Catholic hospital for decades. Then it took away their pension

Finance
St. Clare's Hospital was everything to Jerry and Kathy Adach.They married after meeting at the Schenectady, New York area hospital, where both worked, in the early '80s. Their two daughters were born there. The couple, who devoted a combined 59 years of service to the facility, had expected to retire with a good pension from the hospital.That is, until last year, when their former employer — which went out of business back in 2008 — delivered a gut punch: Its pension plan was in financial distress and wouldn't pay a dime of their expected benefits.For Jerry and Kathy, both 58, that means losing around $ 27,000 a year in planned retirement income — around a third of their combined income from the hospital."Last year, out of nowhere, they just said, 'We're done,'" said Jerry Adach, who works
‘My eating disorder took away magic of Christmas’

‘My eating disorder took away magic of Christmas’

Health
Christmas celebrations in the UK often centre on food, drink and family gatherings, but campaigners warn that the party season can place additional strain on those living with eating disorders."It's tricky even years down the line to watch the happiness and festivities at Christmas," says Katie Scott, 21, who is in recovery from an eating disorder. "I have always loved [the time of year] - I love the food, I love being with my family. But now it's difficult because of the eating disorder." She adds: "No matter how hard I try or want it to be carefree or eating-disorder free I know that it can't be - it's bittersweet."Her comments come as new guidance is published to help those living with eating disorders over the festive season....
Johnson reveals first 100 days plan with election a week away

Johnson reveals first 100 days plan with election a week away

Business
With just a week to the general election, Boris Johnson is already confidently - if not complacently - talking about his plans for the first 100 days of a majority Tory government.With opinion polls still suggesting a comfortable lead for the Conservatives, the prime minister has announced plans for a Commons vote on Brexit, a Queen's Speech and a post-Brexit budget. Labour has responded by claiming a Tory victory would mean more austerity, privatisation and tax giveaways, while the Liberal Democrats have denounced Mr Johnson's promises as fantasy. ...
‘They tell me it’s not over’ – Peter Crouch explains why Liverpool fans won’t get carried away

‘They tell me it’s not over’ – Peter Crouch explains why Liverpool fans won’t get carried away

Sports
Liverpool have taken control of the Premier League title race but former Reds striker Peter Crouch says nobody at Anfield will be getting carried away with their commanding lead at the top of the table.Crouch joined Alan Shearer on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday to analyse the Reds' performance as they beat defending champions Manchester City 3-1 to go eight points clear.Here, he explores what makes Jürgen Klopp's side so formidable, but explains why some Liverpool fans will not be celebrating anything yet. 'No Liverpool fans are telling me "we are going to win the league"'
Fantasy football: Who to trade for and who to trade away

Fantasy football: Who to trade for and who to trade away

Sports
Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Buying low and selling high are two of the most important strategies when playing fantasy football. The 2019 season is no different. Take advantage of high stock and low stock of players throughout the year. If you have a player on your roster who is going off, but you don't expect them to continue that production, see what you can get in exchange for them by trading them to someone else in your league. When making those trades, try to target big-name players who are coming off of a bad game or have struggled at the beginning of the year. Players who have a history of success in the NFL are very likely to rebound down the stretch. You can often package up-and-coming players you might have gotten in free agency or later in your draft in a trade for players who were select...