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Gareth Bale and Dele Alli set to start for Tottenham alongside Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son as Tottenham look to get top four bid back on track against Burnley

Gareth Bale and Dele Alli set to start for Tottenham alongside Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son as Tottenham look to get top four bid back on track against Burnley

Sports
It’s five defeats in six Premier League games for Jose Mourinho and his Tottenham side and their top four hopes are in tatters right now. Their season is fraying at the seams and a comfortable Europa League round of 32 win over Wolfsberger can’t mask it’s threatening to implode domestically in N17. AFP Mourinho is under pressure to deliver trophies for Tottenham The European adventures have given the club, and it’s suffering supporters, some hope and belief though. Fringe stars Dele Alli and Gareth Bale, who appeared to have been sidelined totally by Mourinho, have sprung to life. The former thrilled on Wednesday night with a stunning overhead kick goal and two assists, while his Welsh teammate now has two goals and two assists in three games. Have t...
Lost birds can use Earth’s magnetic signature to get back on track

Lost birds can use Earth’s magnetic signature to get back on track

Science
Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Dozens of studies have shown many species, especially those that travel long distances, rely on Earth's magnetic fields to orient themselves. It turns out, magnetic field lines don't just act like guard rails or straight-line guides for a bird's migration path, they can also help birds that wander off course get back on track. Advertisement For reed warblers, the Earth's geomagnetic signatures offer directional cues that keep working far from home. To better understand how birds regain their bearings after becoming blown off course mid-migration, researchers kept several reed warblers in captivity for a few weeks before releasing them into the wild and exposing them to the magnetic signatures of locations several thousand miles away -- far from their natural migratory cor...
England ‘on track’ for vaccinating Covid priority groups

England ‘on track’ for vaccinating Covid priority groups

Health
The NHS is "firmly on track" to offer everyone in the top four priority groups in England a Covid vaccine by Monday, says the head of NHS England. Sir Simon Stevens said it had been "the fastest and largest vaccination campaign in history".The UK government's aim is to reach 15 million of the most vulnerable by mid-February - and 14 million have been vaccinated so far.Wales said on Friday it was the first UK nation to meet its target.Speaking at the Coventry hospital where the first person in the UK to be vaccinated - 91-year-old Maggie Keenan - received her first dose, Sir Simon said it had been an "incredible achievement" by staff and volunteers."The uptake has been fantastic - we thought three-quarters would say yes to the vaccine but more than nine out of 10 have done so," he said.Anyo...
Researchers use DNA to track original settlers of Caribbean islands

Researchers use DNA to track original settlers of Caribbean islands

Science
Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The origins of the Caribbean's first islanders can be traced to two distinct groups, thousands of years apart, suggesting the archipelago was settled by highly mobile people, with distant relatives often living on different islands, a study published Thursday by Nature found. The islands' first inhabitants, a group of stone tool-users, boated to Cuba about 6,000 years ago, gradually expanding eastward to other islands during the region's Archaic Age, the researchers said. Advertisement Where they came from remains unclear, as their genetics do not match any particular Indigenous group, according to the researchers. However, similar artifacts found in Belize and Cuba may suggest a Central American origin, study co-author William Keegan said in a press release. Following ...

Retirement savings on track? How to make sure you’re prepared for other goals, too

Finance
nd3000 | iStock | Getty ImagesStart young. Look away from your 401(k) when the market freaks out. Don't sell.A lot of the investment advice you hear probably has to do with saving for retirement. Yet many people need to use the market's returns to achieve other goals, too.Often it also makes sense to invest for objectives like a down payment on a house, starting a business or sending a child to college, among other milestones that can arise long before you go gray or consider leaving work for good."Life is so much more than retirement," said certified financial planner Peter Creedon, CEO of Crystal Brook Advisors in Mount Sinai, New York.It can be intimidating and confusing to juggle multiple goals with different timelines. CNBC spoke with financial advisors about how to best do so.First, ...