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Bob Dylan’s 39th album Rough And Rowdy Ways makes UK chart history

Bob Dylan’s 39th album Rough And Rowdy Ways makes UK chart history

Entertainment
Bob Dylan has become the oldest artist to reach number one in the UK charts with an album of new material.The singer-songwriter's 39th album, Rough And Rowdy Ways, made its debut at the top with 34,000 chart sales, including 29,000 purchased on CD.At the age of 79, Dylan surpasses Paul Simon, who was 74 when his album Stranger To Stranger went to number one in 2016.The oldest artist overall to reach the summit was the late Dame Vera Lynn.The Forces' Sweetheart was 92 when she hit the top spot in 2009 with her greatest hits collection We'll Meet Again. Her centenary album 100 has now re-entered the top 20 following her death last week. UK albums chart - 26 June 2020Rough And Rowdy Ways is Dylan's first batch of new ...
Here are key ways the coronavirus crisis differs from the Great Recession

Here are key ways the coronavirus crisis differs from the Great Recession

Finance
For the second time in 12 years, the U.S. economy and financial markets are facing an unexpected crisis of uncertain proportions.While the 2008 financial crisis and the current coronavirus pandemic are very different in character, both have produced extraordinary volatility in financial markets.Both downturns have also presented major challenges for financial advisors as they try to calm anxious clients and keep them from abandoning their financial plans.How do the two situations compare and how are investors reacting to the uncertainty this time around? There are some notable differences, financial advisors said.1. Banks' role then and nowA woman enters Bear Stearns headquarters in New York, March 14, 2008.Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesThe first is the role of the banking sy...

Cities find green ways to reduce storm floods

Technology
NEW ORLEANS -- For more than a century, New Orleans has depended on canals and pumps to get rid of stormwater in a city where about half the land is below sea level. Now the bustling Mississippi River port that expanded by filling in wetlands is spending $ 270 million to create spaces for rainwater, such as the water garden planned on a 25-acre site provided by nuns who lived there before Hurricane Katrina. The city is also installing underground holding tanks, porous pavement and other measures to reduce storm flooding and stress on huge pumps built in the 1910s. “We’ve got a scenario for everything,” said Mary Kincaid, the city’s chief resilience officer. Tropical storms can dump amazing amounts of rain, and hurricane season starts June 1. But smalle
Milky Way’s centre exploded 3.5 million years ago

Milky Way’s centre exploded 3.5 million years ago

Science
A cataclysmic energy flare ripped through our galaxy, the Milky Way, about 3.5 million years ago, a team of astronomers say.They say the so-called Sifter flare started near the super massive black hole in the centre of the galaxy.The impact was felt 200,000 light-years away.The discovery that the Milky Way's centre was more dynamic than previously thought can lead to a complete reinterpretation of its evolution.Milky Way galaxy is warped and twisted, not flat"These results dramatically change our understanding of the Milky Way," says co-author Magma Guglielmo from the University of Sydney."We always thought about our Galaxy as an inactive galaxy, with a not so bright centre," she added. The flare created two enormous "ionisation ...
Open enrollment is coming up. Here are ways your benefits at work can help your family save in 2020

Open enrollment is coming up. Here are ways your benefits at work can help your family save in 2020

Finance
Jamie Grill | Getty ImagesSlow down as you pick out your employee benefits for next year. Your household finances could depend on it.Open enrollment season — a period in which employees update their insurance coverage and other perks for the upcoming year — is just around the corner.It's tempting to merely choose last year's insurance coverage and perks.About a third of employees polled by Prudential Financial decided to keep their benefits from the prior year, but did so after making an informed decision.The insurer polled 2,000 adults in August."People miss the mark when they stick with what they were doing before without double-checking their assumptions," said Kelley C. Long, CPA and member of the American Institute of CPAs' consumer financial education advocates."Most people set thei