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Famous birthdays for Oct. 19: John Lithgow, Jon Favreau

Famous birthdays for Oct. 19: John Lithgow, Jon Favreau

Entertainment
Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Those born on this day are under the sign of Libra.They include:-- Abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay in 1810-- Motion picture pioneer Louis Lumiere in 1862-- Newspaper columnist Jack Anderson in 1922-- English spy novelist John Le Carre, born David Cornwell, in 1931 (age 86)-- Actor Robert Reed in 1932)-- Pop artist Peter Max in 1937 (age 80)-- Actor Michael Gambon in 1940 (age 77)-- Actor John Lithgow in 1945 (age 72)-- Feminist Patricia Ireland in 1945 (age 72) File Photo by Rick Steele/UPI -- Singer Jeannie C. Riley in 1945 (age 72)-- British writer Philip Pullman in 1946 (age 71)-- Boxer Floyd Mayweather Sr. in 1952 (65)-- U.S. political figure Grover Norquist in 1956 (age 61)-- Singer Jennifer Holliday in 1960 (age 57)-- Former heavyweight boxing champi...
John Lewis profits fall by more than half

John Lewis profits fall by more than half

Business
Profits at the John Lewis Partnership have more than halved after the retailer was hit by reorganisation costs and the impact of the weaker pound following the Brexit vote.The partnership said profits in the six months to 29 July fell 53.3% to £26.6m.John Lewis said the fall in the pound had pushed up its costs, hitting profit margins.It added that inflationary pressures, driven by exchange rates and political uncertainty, had hit customer demand.John Lewis Partnership chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield told the BBC: "We should be under no illusions, Brexit is having an effect on the economy, no question. It's the same for everybody, and the main effects are sterling and confidence."Uncertainty is one of the consequences of this, and of course businesses never like uncertainty, because it makes
USS John C. Stennis departs for sea trials early after overhaul

USS John C. Stennis departs for sea trials early after overhaul

Business
Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier is underway for sea trials sooner than expected following a 6-month overhaul and upgrade at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash.The ship has departed three days ahead of schedule despite the Stennis having a much larger overhaul then is normal for a carrier refit."Overall, the work package was 140 percent above the normal amount for a CVN-class carrier availability," Cmdr. Ken Holland, John C. Stennis' chief engineer and availability coordinator, said in a press release."But with shipyard and ship's force coming together, we were able to overcome obstacles as a team and work together every day to complete the task we needed to, becoming more efficient and ultimately resulting in us arriving at this point ahead of schedule....
Colchester United 1-2 Aston Villa: John McGreal hopeful his young team can carry momentum into Stevenage game

Colchester United 1-2 Aston Villa: John McGreal hopeful his young team can carry momentum into Stevenage game

Sports
Colchester United manager John McGreal was delighted with the effort from his young team against Aston Villa and hopes they can carry the momentum into Saturday’s game against Stevenage.League Two Colchester gave a good account of themselves against Championship side Villa, in their Carabao Cup game at Weston Homes Community Stadium, narrowly falling to a 2-1 defeat.After a disappointing opening day 3-1 loss to Accrington Stanley, the performance on display restored a sense of positivity in Essex as United target a return to League One – the division they fell out of two seasons ago.“I thought our young boys – we have a young team – really gave a good account of themselves in the game tonight,” said McGreal after the Villa game.“I’m already switching to Stevenage in a way.“It’s been a grea
John Terry: Football Association to take no further action against Aston Villa defender following controversial substitution in final Chelsea match

John Terry: Football Association to take no further action against Aston Villa defender following controversial substitution in final Chelsea match

Sports
The Football Association has decided to take no further action against John Terry or Chelsea after investigating the circumstances of his substitution in his final game at Stamford Bridge at the end of last season.Having worn the number 26 jersey during his 19-year career at the club, Terry left the field through a guard of honour formed by his teammates after 26 minutes of the champions' 5-1 win over Sunderland.The FA's Integrity Department said it would investigate the substitution after it emerged that several punters had won thousands of pounds for betting on the exact time of Terry's substitution at odds of 100-1.Shortly before the game, the editor of a Chelsea fanzine had tweeted that Terry would be withdrawn after 26 minutes.However, it is understood the FA has now decided there is ...