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talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE – England rugby star Danny Care on the secrets to Eddie Jones' success, growing up with Jamie Vardy and more!

talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE – England rugby star Danny Care on the secrets to Eddie Jones' success, growing up with Jamie Vardy and more!

Sports
Danny Care has nothing but praise for Eddie JonesThursday, September 14, 2017Danny Care joined Alan Brazil and Ray Wilkins in the talkSPORT studios on Thursday morning and spoke about the huge impact Eddie Jones has had on England.England have made huge strides under the New Zealander, winning 19 out of 20 matches since he replaced Stuart Lancaster as head coach in 2016 to rise up the world rankings.Jones has made it clear from the outset his aim is to topple the mighty All Blacks and lead the Red Rose to World Cup glory and Care says it is his bullish and confident approach which is driving the squad on to greater things.The 30-year-old scrum-half said: “He has been great for us, great for me. I’ve really enjoyed working with him.“He is honest. That is his biggest thing. If you are not pl
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
More business travellers are booking their own trips

More business travellers are booking their own trips

Finance
A friend of Gulliver’s recently received some devastating news, in the form of a change to company policy. No longer would he and his co-workers be able to book their own flights and file for reimbursements. Instead, the firm would buy all employees’ plane tickets from the start.On the face of it, this is a convenient change. It saves staff time by ensuring that they do not have to fill in tedious expense forms. But many business travellers may not see it that way. A study from Phocuswright, a travel-research firm, finds that more and more employees are booking their own travel and filing for reimbursements. Sometimes doing so allows for a better itinerary: travellers can avoid annoying layovers and airlines for which they reserve particular ire. Sometimes, if they are feeling generous tow
Irma is looking more and more Tampa-bound, forecasters say

Irma is looking more and more Tampa-bound, forecasters say

Technology
The National Hurricane Center says it's looking more likely that the eye of powerful Hurricane Irma will strike the Keys, southwestern Florida and the Tampa Bay region starting Sunday. But that doesn't mean Miami area is in the clear. It's not. The western part of the state will most likely get the worst of Irma. And even though Irma weakened when it raked the Cuban coast and islands, it's expected to get its strength back over the ultra-toasty Florida Straits and hit the Sunshine State as a dangerous Category 4 storm. "Cuba has given it a blow but it's nowhere near being knocked out," said private meteorologist Ryan Maue of WeatherBell Analytics. "You're still taking a Category 4 hurricane up across the entire west coast of Florida and you're not weakening it very fast." Look for Irma to...
Here is why Indians are retiring poor with more debt and no pension

Here is why Indians are retiring poor with more debt and no pension

Finance
NEW DELHI: Indian families borrow and invest in very different ways than families in the US, UK or Germany, and even those in China. The depth of these differences, across all ages and economic levels, is revealed in a recent report on household finances prepared by the RBI. It shows that a major proportion of household wealth in Indian families is kept as real estate or gold, even among younger families, and even by the poorest 40 per cent of population. This is not the case in other countries. Institutional borrowings by Indian families are low in early life and go on increasing leaving many retired persons with a debt overhang, unlike advanced countries where mortgages reduce after retirement. And, pensions are virtually absent in India while in most Western countries they are a...