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Leeds win record eighth Grand Final – report & highlights

Leeds win record eighth Grand Final – report & highlights

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Betfred Super League Grand FinalCastleford (0) 6Try: Foster Goal: GaleLeeds (7) 24Try: Briscoe 2, McGuire 2 Goal: Watkins 3 Drop-goal: McGuire 2Danny McGuire marked his final Leeds game with two second-half tries as the Rhinos eased past Castleford to win a record eighth Super League Grand Final.Captain McGuire was named man of the match at Old Trafford to bring his 15-year Leeds career to a perfect end before his move to Hull KR for 2018.Tom Briscoe scored Leeds' other two tries on a wet night as they also said goodbye to the retiring Rob Burrow.Alex Foster grabbed a late consolation for League Leaders' Shield winners Cas.His last-minute score meant the Tigers narrowly avoided becoming the ...
Record Assets Continue To Pour In To ETFs

Record Assets Continue To Pour In To ETFs

Finance
Shutterstock photoDrew Voros ETF.com Editor-in-ChiefFor the month of September, $ 28.2 billion flowed into U.S.-listed ETFs during the month, according to the latest data from FactSet. That follows inflows of $ 29.9 billion for the month of August.Year-to-date inflows now stand at $ 332.1 billion, a fresh annual record.One of the most noteworthy ETFs to see interest during September was the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT). Its $ 2.5 billion worth of inflows catapulted total assets under management for the fund to $ 9.5 billion, an increase of 26%.TLT was popular even as interest rates increased on the back of relatively hawkish comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. In a speech at the end of the month, Yellen said it could be risky to move "too gradually" in hiking inte...
Aldi reports record sales but profits drop amid price war

Aldi reports record sales but profits drop amid price war

Business
Aldi has reported record sales in the UK and Ireland for last year but its profits have fallen sharply amid a fierce price war among supermarkets.The German discounter said sales rose 13.5% to £8.7bn in 2016, but operating profit dropped 17%.The chain blamed the fall on its "continued investment in prices and infrastructure".Aldi chief executive Matthew Barnes said its strategy was to offer "the lowest prices in Britain"."We're doing everything we can to insulate customers from those cost increases, making sure our prices are the lowest in the UK, every day of the year," he said. Aldi, which currently has 726 stores in the UK, said it planned to open a further 70 this year and would invest a further £459m.The German chain currently has a 6.9% share of the market, according to the latest in
Astronaut Peggy Whitson home safe after record stay aboard space station

Astronaut Peggy Whitson home safe after record stay aboard space station

Science
Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Astronaut Peggy Whitson is home safe after spending a record 288 days on the International Space Station.Whitson touched down in Kazakhstan at 9:21 p.m. EDT on Saturday aboard a Soyuz capsule. Whitson was joined for the trip home by NASA colleague Jack Fischer and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikin of Roscosmos.Whitson's 288-day mission is the record for most consecutive days spent in space by an American. She has now spent a cumulative of 665 days in space, also a record for U.S. astronauts.While aboard ISS, Whitson executed four spacewalks. Her career 10 spacewalks mark another U.S. record. Across three space station missions, Whitson has spent 60 hours and 21 minutes outside ISS.The most experienced astronaut in history said she's excited to eat pizza and use flushable toilets ...
Late deals break deadline-day spending record

Late deals break deadline-day spending record

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Premier League clubs took their transfer deadline day spending to a record £210m with a late flurry of deals but some of the highest-profile moves of the window failed to materialise.Despite top-flight clubs' total summer outlay reaching £1.4bn - another record - Alexis Sanchez, Virgil van Dijk, Riyad Mahrez, Thomas Lemar, Diego Costa and Ross Barkley all remained at their clubs.The deadline-day record - breaking last year's £155m mark - was only confirmed well after the 23:00 BST deadline.Chelsea's £35m signing of Danny Drinkwater and Mamadou Sakho's £26m move to Crystal Palace were both announced after 01:00 BST.Chelsea signed Davide Zappacosta, Spurs recruited Swansea striker Fernando Llo