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Watch: New York Mets’ Pete Alonso wins 2019 MLB Home Run Derby

Watch: New York Mets’ Pete Alonso wins 2019 MLB Home Run Derby

Sports
July 8 (UPI) -- New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso blasted 23 homers in the final round to win the 2019 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Alonso outlasted Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to claim the Derby trophy and $ 1 million prize. He became the third rookie ever to win the Home Run Derby, joining co-champ Wally Joyner (1986) and Aaron Judge (2017). Alonso, who has a base salary of $ 555,000 this season, said he would donate 10 percent of his winnings between two charities. "That was a blast. I'm going to remember that for the rest of my life," Alonso said. "I have the utmost respect for the people that put their lives on the line every single day. I just want to show my gratitude because a bad day for me is a lot different tha...
ADAG firm Reliance Home Finance misses NCD payment, extends maturity

ADAG firm Reliance Home Finance misses NCD payment, extends maturity

Finance
Mumbai: Reliance Home Finance, an Anil Ambani company, has refinanced non-convertible debentures (NCDs) worth Rs 400 crore that had matured on Friday, but said it has paid the interest due on the same. The instrument has now been extended by four months till October 31, 2019. The company said it has been done to address timing mismatch between receipt of proceeds from an ongoing asset monetisation to meet repayment requirements. “In view of the continuing severe liquidity crisis in the sector, as now formally recognised even by RBI, the maturity of certain NCDs of Rs 400 crore has been extended till October 31, 2019, with formal written consent from the concerned debenture trustees and NCD holders,” an ADAG spokesperson said in an email. He further said in view of the extension by mutual c
Here are the top 10 places to own a home and pay less in taxes

Here are the top 10 places to own a home and pay less in taxes

Finance
Homeownership comes with a lot of extra expenses, mostly thanks to the taxman.Due to increasing demand and limited inventory, the nationwide median sale price has reached $ 226,800, according to Zillow. Values have gone up 5.4% over the past year and are expected to rise another 2.5% in the next year.On top of that, state and local income taxes, property tax and sales tax can drastically increase the tab, depending on where you live.To help would-be homeowners keep their budgets in check, personal finance website GoBankingRates determined the best places in which to buy or own a home by looking at median home values as well as state and local tax rates, including income, sales and use tax rates (where applicable) and property taxes as a percentage of market value. The study of the 200 larg...
At least 30 dead in fire at home used as matchstick factory

At least 30 dead in fire at home used as matchstick factory

World
At least 30 people have been killed - including three children - in a fire at a house which was used as a matchstick factory in Indonesia's North Sumatra province.Irwan Syahri, from the local disaster mitigation agency in Langkap district, said many of the victims were burned beyond recognition. North Sumatra police spokesman MP Nainggolan said the cause of the fire, which broke out at around midday local time, was being investigated and remains unclear.TV footage showed the burned-out property, situated in a residential area, its floor covered with twisted metal and its corrugated iron roof blackened with soot.One man could be seen desperately trying to help put the fire out by scooping water up from a muddy puddle with a large tub. ...
Soaring second home ownership hitting young people

Soaring second home ownership hitting young people

Business
The number of British people who own a second home, buy-to-let or overseas property has doubled since 2001, says think tank the Resolution Foundation. While the number of millennials who own a home continues to fall, one in 10 people now own an additional property.Just 37% of people born in the 1980s managed to buy a home at the age of 29, compared with half of those born in the 1960s.Wealth from owning a second home has risen since 2001 to almost £1 trillion.Buy-to-let property is now the most common form of property wealth, having grown by 58% since 2006-08, the report found.However, when looking at the number of people who can afford an additional property, millennials match the property ownership rates of other generations.This suggests that only youn