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Kyle Lafferty: Rangers forward not available for Hamilton clash as Irish FA invoke five-day rule

Kyle Lafferty: Rangers forward not available for Hamilton clash as Irish FA invoke five-day rule

Sports
denied The FIFA ruling prevents players who withdraw from international duty from playing for the next five days Rangers forward Kyle Lafferty is not available for this weekend’s Scottish Premiership clash against Hamilton after the Irish FA blocked him from playing. Lafferty was expected to be fit for Sunday’s fixture, despite his withdrawal from the Northern Ireland squad earlier this month with an alleged Achilles injury. Lafferty has won 68 caps for his country but decided to rule himself out the most recent international break The 31-year-old ‘ruled himself out’ of the matches against Austria and Bosnia-Herzegovina, according to Michael O’Neill, the Northern Ireland manager, and the Irish FA have responded b...
Broncos rule five players out against Cardinals

Broncos rule five players out against Cardinals

Sports
General Manager John Elway said earlier this week that the Denver Broncos' season is on the line on Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals and the Broncos will have to right the ship with without five players who have been ruled out of the game. "It's a broken record right now," Elway said on the Broncos' official website. "We've got to change some things and things have to change this week. Our veterans have to play better, coaches have to coach better. On short week it doesn't matter, it doesn't matter how physically how you feel. We got to go into Arizona on Thursday night fighting for our lives cause that's what we are." Included among the injured are two starting offensive linemen, as left guard Ronald Leary is out for the season because of a torn Achilles, while tackle Jared...
Now with power to long rule China, Xi beset by challenges

Now with power to long rule China, Xi beset by challenges

World
As China's leaders gather for their annual Yellow Sea retreat, the country's political waters are looking choppy. Chinese President and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is beset by economic, foreign policy and domestic political challenges just months after clearing his way to rule for as long as he wants as China's most dominant leader since Mao Zedong. Mounting criticism of the Xi administration's policies has exposed the risks he faces from amassing so much power: He's made himself a natural target for blame. "Having concentrated power, Xi is responsible for all policy setbacks and policy failures," said Joseph Cheng, a retired City University of Hong Kong professor and long-time observer of Chinese politics. Notably, Xi used to dominate state-run newspapers' front pages and t...
What expats don’t know about this tax rule could cost them $100K or more

What expats don’t know about this tax rule could cost them $100K or more

Finance
It will take more than moving across an ocean to escape the long arm of the IRS. Americans who hold assets in foreign countries are required to report those accounts to the appropriate federal authorities — or else face penalties as high as $ 100,000 or 50 percent of the account balance. Despite the severe punishment for failure to report, Americans abroad still have a lot to learn about their reporting requirements. Those were the findings of a recent survey by Greenback Expat Tax Services. From late March to May 2018, the company polled more t...
The 60/40 stock-bond weight rule needs to go on a crash diet

The 60/40 stock-bond weight rule needs to go on a crash diet

Finance
The classic 60/40 rule — an investor should put 60 percent of their portfolio in stocks and 40 percent in bonds — is popular for a reason: It has a good historical track record of delivering equity-like returns, while lessening the risk of serious annual portfolio drawdowns.Here are a few basic statistics that prove that point.Since 1928 — the first year data were available — a 60/40 portfolio of the S&P 500 and 10-Year Treasurys has delivered an average annual total return of 9 percent, or 78 percent of the total return for just the S&P 500 (11.5 percent). After inflation (using annual CPI) this translates to a 5.9 percent average total return for 60/40, or 70 percent of the average real returns for the S&P 500 (8.4 percent).More from Fixed Income Strategies:Where the bonds ar