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Zinedine Zidane: How Chelsea could line-up next season if former Real Madrid boss replaces Maurizio Sarri

Zinedine Zidane: How Chelsea could line-up next season if former Real Madrid boss replaces Maurizio Sarri

Sports
LOOKING AHEAD The legendary Frenchman is favourite to take over at Stamford Bridge if they sack their current boss Maurizio Sarri is under immense pressure at Chelsea only eight months into the job and could find himself replaced by Zinedine Zidane. The former Real Madrid manager has been out of work since leaving the club in May following a third consecutive Champions League final win and this has appealed to the Blues hierarchy who believe he can have the same impact at Stamford Bridge. How would Zidane have Chelsea line-up? His odds have been cut from 14/1 into as short as 13/8, making him the clear favourite for the job. Chelsea suffered a humiliating 6-0 defeat to Manchester City last Sunday, and Thursday night’s 2-1 victory over M...
Next government shutdown: How to build a cash cushion when your income is cut off

Next government shutdown: How to build a cash cushion when your income is cut off

Finance
There's one thing the record 35-day government shutdown made clear: Americans aren't saving for a rainy day. "The partial government shutdown serves as a wake-up call that emergency savings must be made a more serious priority," said Mark Hamrick, senior economic analyst at Bankrate.com. Over three-quarters of all full-time workers are living paycheck to paycheck, according to a report from jobs site CareerBuilder. Just 40 percent of Americans are able to cover an unexpected $ 1,000 expense with their savings, according to a separate survey from pers...
2018 was 4th warmest, but next 5 years could break records

2018 was 4th warmest, but next 5 years could break records

Technology
While 2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record, British meteorologists are predicting the next five years will be much hotter, maybe even record-breaking. Two U.S. agencies, the United Kingdom Met Office and the World Meteorological Organization analyzed global temperatures in slightly different ways, but each came to the same conclusion Wednesday: 2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record behind 2016, 2015 and 2017. The U.S. government's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said 2018's average temperature was 58.42 degrees (14.69 Celsius), which is 1.42 degrees (0.79 Celsius) warmer than the 20th century average. Much of Europe had its warmest years on record. Records go back to 1880. NASA and NOAA climate scientists said even though 2018 was a tad cooler than the three pr...
100% of IS caliphate to be reclaimed next week – Trump

100% of IS caliphate to be reclaimed next week – Trump

World
By David Mercer, news reporter US President Donald Trump has said he expects to announce that 100% of the Islamic State (IS) caliphate has been reclaimed next week.He said the US-led coalition fighting the militant group had "liberated virtually all of the territory previously held by ISIS in Syria and Iraq". "It should be formally announced sometime, probably next week, that we will have 100% of the caliphate," Mr Trump told a meeting of coalition members in Washington."But I want to wait for the official word. I don't want to say it too early." F...
Apple, Microsoft and Amazon could drive the market in the next wave of earnings

Apple, Microsoft and Amazon could drive the market in the next wave of earnings

Finance
The earnings season is about to get a lot more interesting with about a quarter of the S&P 500, nearly half of the Dow Jones Industrials and three of the four biggest companies in the world reporting in the week ahead. Mega-cap tech companies Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon report respectively on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. There will be heavy focus on them, not just because they are the biggest stocks — Microsoft first, then Amazon and Apple fourth — but because they represent growth and have been market leaders. Facebook, the sixth largest stock by market cap, also reports on Wednesday. The bar has already...