India is facing a double health threat this winter: pollution and the pandemic
New Delhi (CNN) — A familiar scene is taking place in northern India. Vast fields burn, flames engulfing bare stalks of already-harvested crops. Billowing smoke travels across state borders. In towns and cities, the air is thick with yellow haze. Stubble burning, the practice of intentionally setting fire to cultivated...Coronavirus Disease 2019North IndiaNew DelhiSmogUnited StatesCOVID-19 PandemicPunjab StateAir Pollution DeathsEnvironmental PollutionBeijing PollutionWinter CropsUniversity Of ChicagoAIIMSCNNWorld Health OrganizationRandeep GuleriaRead Full Story
Three-tier lockdown: How do I know what level my local area falls under?
A new three-tier system of local lockdown measures for England is expected to be announced by prime minister Boris Johnson on Monday to help keep the spread of coronavirus under control. Different parts of the country will be split up into “medium”, “high” or “very high” local coronavirus alert areas...LockdownCoronavirus Disease 2019EnglandSouthwestSocial DistancingNorth EastIntensive Care UnitsLocal FoodPubsOldhamLabourLiverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustNottingham City CouncilStateYorkshireBoris JohnsonMatt HancockJim McmahonRead Full Story
On Football: NFC West has the power, but 4 playoff berths?
Here’s a premise few can dispute: The NFC West is the best division in pro football.In fact, it isn’t close.Sure, the AFC North has shown some power, but it also has the 1-5-1 Bengals. Plus, the Browns have built their 5-2 record mostly against the league’s dregs.NFC West teams are 19-8 overall. The AFC North is 17-8-1, but it’s top-heavy, and until we truly know if Cleveland is legitimate, the guys on the West Coast win the prize.It’s not inconceivable that the Seahawks, Cardinals, Rams and 49ers all could find their way into the NFC playoffs with a third wild card added. It’s unlikely not because they might be unworthy, but because they could be knocking off each other during intradivision play. So far, only three games have been played within the NFC West: Arizona beating San Francisco and Seattle, and the Niners defeating the Rams.“Yeah, we’re in the best division in football and, you know, there’s a reason for it,” Rams quarterback Jared Goff said after the loss to the 49ers. “These guys are good. Arizona’s good. Seattle’s obviously undefeated (then). We’re a great team. So every time you play in this division, it’s going to be a tough game, and we know that coming in.”What the four clubs also know, coming in and going out, is they could be battered by the time they get to January. Fully tested by the trials and tribulations of the division, for sure. But perhaps not in the best shape for a Super Bowl run.“Obviously, everybody has winning records in our division and everybody’s doing really good, and some people might say we have the best division,” said Tyler Lockett, the Seahawks’ outstanding wide receiver. “But at the end of the day, who cares? We still got to be able to take care of business and those divisional games might end up being key.”The schedule shows a regular dose of those divisional showdowns, beginning Sunday with the Seahawks hosting the 49ers. They gave us a classic 2019 finale in which tight end Jacob Hollister was stopped inches short of a touchdown that would have lifted Seattle to the division crown.Beyond this weekend, Seattle visits Los Angeles in Week 10; Arizona goes to Seattle in Week 11; the Rams host the 49ers in Week 12, then visit the Cardinals in Week 13; the Rams at Seahawks and Cardinals at Niners in Week 16; and the grand finale of Seattle at San Francisco and Arizona at Los Angeles on Jan. 3.Don’t be shocked if the division title and more than one wild-card spot are decided in Week 17.Niners coach Kyle Shanahan ignores all the machinations. At least for now.“It’s way too early to look at that stuff. That’s stuff that I leave for my wife and for friends and for people to do, but yeah, for you,” he told reporters. “There’s so many things that change. I’ll start to watch it the last few weeks because you’re trying to think of certain things and scenarios, but that’s something you don’t think at all about right now.”Not quite true. When the Rams fell to the 49ers, all-world defensive tackle Aaron Donald noted: “I’d rather we lost every other game we did, but win this division game. That means a lot more.” Which of these teams is best positioned to not only emerge atop the NFL’s premier sector, but do damage in the postseason? In a year impacted by a pandemic, with so many intangibles — and so many key injuries already — no one knows. But here are some thoughts.SEATTLE (5-1)The Seahawks have the most dynamic player, Russell Wilson, and the most experienced coach, Pete Carroll. They also have a sieve of a defense that can’t pressure opposing passers. Injuries have diminished the secondary and running back. Still, their resourcefulness and versatility with the ball in a league where offense tends to rule, a relatively healthy Seattle is a Super Bowl threat.LOS ANGELES (5-2)Rebounding nicely after a 2019 fade that followed a Super Bowl appearance, the Rams have the stingiest defense and the best player in the division, Donald. Goff’s re-emergence as a dependable (or more) quarterback, operating behind a back-in-form offensive line, makes LA formidable.There’s also a concern that the Rams sometimes over-think things. They do play on the edge. Regardless, they’re capable of a return to the big game.ARIZONA (5-2)Maybe arriving a year before expected, especially after losing pass-rushing demon Chandler Jones for the season, the Cardinals are 2-0 inside the NFC West. They have no fear of the big boys, but they also have more question marks than the others. Many of those apply to an inconsistent defense and offensive line.Is Kyler Murray, the 2019 top offensive rookie, ready to lift the Cardinals to unexpected heights so soon? He certainly has the creativity and athletic ability. The excitement quotient is through the State Farm Stadium roof.SAN FRANCISCO (4-3)Teams that lose a Super Bowl tend to struggle the next season, as the Rams did in ‘19. But the 49ers’ issues have been more related to injuries; only Philadelphia has been more damaged. That said, many of the reserves, particularly on offense, have come through lately. But overcoming the losses of Nick Bosa, Richard Sherman and so many other regulars might be too tall a task for a deep January run.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLSeattle SeahawksAFC NorthBrownsPro Football Hall Of Fame49ersLos Angeles RamsPhiladelphiaPlayoffsClevelandSan FranciscoFootball LeagueLeague FootballSuper LeagueThe LeagueAP NFLJared GoffAaron DonaldJacob HollisterKyle ShanahanKyler MurrayNick BosaRussell WilsonChandler JonesPete CarrollRichard ShermanTyler Lockett
India's tea workers strike as government fails to deliver wage increase
Over 400,000 workers on Indian tea plantations that supply the world’s largest tea companies have gone on strike over the government’s failure to implement a promised daily wage increase from £1.70 to £3.70 a day.
5 Great Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever
Investing in stocks can be an incredibly effective way to generate wealth, and one big reason why is the power of compound growth. But compounding can only really work its magic if you have the patience to buy and hold for the long term. Your goal should be to hang onto your stocks practically forever, unless your underlying investment thesis and conviction on the company changes.To do that, you'll need to start by picking fundamentally solid companies with tangible growth catalysts. The five stocks below are perfect wealth-building candidates to buy and hold forever. A reliable stock for all timesCanadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) has quietly made massive profits for investors who've held the stock and reinvested dividends through the past couple of decades. The company has increased its dividend every year since 1995 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16% through 2019.Railroads haul one-third of U.S. exports and support nearly $220 billion in economic output each year. It's an essential industry and Canadian National's a leading player in it, operating the longest rail network in North America covering nearly 20,000 route miles, and the only one connecting the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts. Image source: Getty Images.Canadian National is also an efficient and diverse railroad, moving goods from many vital commodity markets including petroleum, grains, metals, and forest products. The company pumped a record $3.9 billion Canadian dollars into capital investments last year and is upping its automation game. For example, its Autonomous Track Inspection Program, which uses artificial intelligence to monitor and test track parameters in real time, could reduce the need for manual inspections by 50%.Canadian National's a well-established, well-run company in a critical industry, is investing in growth, and pays one heck of a dividend. That's a great package to own for a lifetime. A resilient money-builder stockAmerican Water Works (NYSE:AWK) has made investors more money than you might think, thanks to a regulated business that has supported plenty of dividend growth. It provides water and wastewater services to 15 million customers across 45 states, and the rates its charges are set by public utility commissions. That makes the company's revenue and cash flow stable and predictable.American Water's financial goals offer investors a great deal of insight regarding its medium-term prospects. Through 2024, it's targeting:7% to 8% compound annual growth in its water rate base.7% to 10% compound annual growth in earnings per share.7% to 10% compound annual growth in its dividend.$8.8 billion to $9.4 billion in capital spending.Regulated capital expenditures to win base rate approvals should be the key driver of earnings growth, supplemented by growth moves like acquisitions. And as its earnings grow, so should its dividend. Overall, that makes American Water a reliable company to invest in for long periods of time. And if you're a proponent of ESG investing, you might want to know that the utility recently scored the highest ESG evaluation rating in the U.S. from S&P Global.A play on the future of energyWith much of the world in the midst of transitioning to greater use of clean energy sources, investors ought to play the trend -- and what better way to do that than to own a piece of the largest producer of wind and solar power, NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE)? This company offers the stability that comes with a defensive utility stock combined with exponential growth potential.Dividend growth largely drove NextEra stock's explosive total returns in the past: Its payouts grew at a compound annual rate of 9.4% between 2004 and 2019, underpinned by annualized growth in adjusted earnings per share of 8.4%. Those trends should continue, what with NextEra's visionary management consistently setting ambitious financial goals. For example, it's targeting high single-digit-percentage growth in adjusted EPS annually through 2023 and dividend growth in line with earnings.NextEra Energy's renewables project backlog just crossed 15 gigawatts, which is more than its existing renewables capacity. That's a humongous growth in the pipeline, and with industry experts expecting trillions of dollars worth of investment in renewable energy in just the next decade, this stock is for keeps. Don't miss this explosive secular trendLike NextEra, Visa (NYSE:V) is riding a mega-growth secular trend: As the war on fossil fuels is propelling NextEra, the war on cash is lifting Visa.The e-commerce boom and the digitization of major service industries like banking have triggered a major shift from cash to cashless modes of payments like debit and credit cards, online payments, and mobile wallets. Visa is already the world's largest payments processor, facilitating transactions between consumers, merchants, and financial institutions. In 2019, it had 3.4 billion cards in circulation across 200 countries, processed 553 million transactions per day, and generated $23 billion in revenue. That's an enormous business, and this could be just the beginning. Visa is extensively using technologies like blockchain, and expanding into newer areas such as business-to-business and person-to-person payments, both of which are multitrillion-dollar addressable markets. Its value-added services like analytics and fraud management also provide it with tremendous growth opportunities.With Visa's operating margins already north of 60% and with management targeting a dividend payout of 20% to 25%, patient investors could reap multibagger returns from this fintech stock.A Dividend King that won't let you downJohnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) shares have done marvelously for long-term investors over the years.Its clout in the consumer and healthcare sectors, a solid portfolio, brand power, impressive research and development, and an incredible dividend track record are just some of the things that have powered this company's returns upward. While the consumer side of the business -- which includes household names like Band-Aid, Neutrogena, and Listerine -- is a consistent cash-flow generator, Johnson & Johnson consistently scouts for growth in healthcare. That's exemplified by its latest acquisition -- autoimmune disease-drug specialist Momenta Pharmaceuticals, for which it paid $6.5 billion in cash. In 2019, Johnson & Johnson generated half its revenues from pharmaceuticals and one-third from medical devices.Can Johnson & Johnson still build wealth for new investors? Sure it can, if you hang on to the stock. The company continues to prioritize R&D spending and has a humongous biotech pipeline. While these stories play out, you can collect rising dividend payouts year after year: Johnson & Johnson is a Dividend King, having boosted its payouts annually for 58 straight years. Shareholders can reinvest those dividends, then just sit back and watch their money grow.InvestmentNYSEStocksNew York Stock ExchangeCanadian National RailwayResearch And DevelopmentStock InvestorsDividend InvestorsLong-Term InvestorsFuture ProfitsNextEra EnergyJohnson & JohnsonMomenta PharmaceuticalsAmerican Water WorksS&P Global
Police: 1 shot in North Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police are investigating after they said a woman was shot in North Nashville Friday night. It happened around 9 p.m. in the 3000 block of Clarksville Pike. Metro police said they believe a female victim was involved an an argument with a black male with...Read Full Story Black PeopleParis MétroNorth NashvilleClarksville PikeTenn.Police DetectivesMetro PoliceWKRN.com
10 Facts About Sagamore Hill, Theodore Roosevelt's Home
Fleeing Manhattan for the country is a tradition that wealthy New Yorkers have partaken in for centuries—and our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt, was no exception. Starting when he was a teen, TR and his family would retreat to Long Island for the summer, and as an adult, he built his own home there: Sagamore Hill, which became his permanent home after his presidency. In honor of what would be TR’s 162nd birthday, here are 10 facts about Sagamore Hill, of which Roosevelt once wrote, “there isn't any place in the world like home—like Sagamore Hill.”Read Full Story Long IslandManhattanGovernor Of New YorkSagamore Hill (house)PhilippinesNorth BayMassachusetts BayRooseveltsNational Park ServiceNavyCowboys & IndiansLamb And RichSagamore MohannisEdithLeeholmTheodore RooseveltEleanor RooseveltTakahira KogorōHenry Cabot Lodge
Rain leads to turnovers, but Harrells Christian holds off Trinity Christian in opener, 7-6
Fayetteville, N.C. — The game was moved from Friday to Monday to avoid rain, but the rain could not be avoided. Moments after kickoff, the rain began falling. It was heavy at times, and the conditions contributed to a
Pasta Sauce Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report, by Application and by Region, and Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2024
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 26, 2020-- The pasta sauce market is poised to grow by USD 1.63 billion during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period.This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201126005444/en/Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Pasta Sauce Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)Worried about the impact of COVID-19 on your Business? Here is an Exclusive report talking about Market scenarios, Estimates, the impact of lockdown, and Customer Behaviour.Get FREE Sample Report in Minutes!The report on the pasta sauce market provides a holistic update, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis.The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, the latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by the growing demand for international cuisine.The pasta sauce market analysis includes the application segment and geography landscape. This study identifies the growing preference for ready-to-cook and instant food products as one of the prime reasons driving the pasta sauce market growth during the next few years.This report presents a detailed picture of the market by the way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources by an analysis of key parameters.The pasta sauce market covers the following areas:Pasta Sauce Market SizingPasta Sauce Market ForecastPasta Sauce Market AnalysisCompanies MentionedB&G Foods Inc.Barilla G. e R. Fratelli SpaCampbell Soup Co.Del Monte Pacific Ltd.Hormel Foods Corp.Mars Inc.McCormick & Co. Inc.Mizkan Holdings Co. Ltd.Nestle SAThe Kraft Heinz Co. Related Reports onConsumer StaplesInclude:Global Filled Fresh Pasta Market: The filled fresh pasta market size has the potential to grow by USD 105.92 million during 2020-2024, and the market’s growth momentum will accelerate during the forecast period because of the steady increase in the year-over-year growth. To get extensive research insights: Click and Get FREE Sample Report in Minutes!Global Pasta Market: The pasta market size has the potential to grow by USD 12.23 billion during 2020-2024, and the market’s growth momentum will accelerate during the forecast period because of the steady increase in the year-over-year growth. To get extensive research insights: Click and Get FREE Sample Report in Minutes!Key Topics Covered:Executive SummaryMarket OverviewMarket LandscapeMarket ecosystemValue chain analysisMarket SizingMarket definitionMarket segment analysisMarket size 2019Market outlook: Forecast for 2019 - 2024Five Forces AnalysisBargaining power of buyersBargaining power of suppliersThreat of new entrantsThreat of substitutesThreat of rivalryMarket conditionMarket Segmentation by ApplicationMarket segmentsComparison by ApplicationDried pasta - Market size and forecast 2019-2024Others - Market size and forecast 2019-2024Market opportunity by ApplicationCustomer LandscapeOverviewGeographic LandscapeGeographic segmentationGeographic comparisonEurope - Market size and forecast 2019-2024North America - Market size and forecast 2019-2024South America - Market size and forecast 2019-2024MEA - Market size and forecast 2019-2024APAC - Market size and forecast 2019-2024Key leading countriesMarket opportunity by geographyDrivers, Challenges, and TrendsMarket driversVolume driver - Demand led growthVolume driver - Supply led growthVolume driver - External factorsVolume driver - Demand shift in adjacent marketsPrice driver - InflationPrice driver - Shift from lower to higher priced unitsMarket challengesMarket trendsVendor LandscapeOverviewLandscape disruptionVendor AnalysisVendors coveredMarket positioning of vendorsB&G Foods Inc.Barilla G. e R. Fratelli SpaCampbell Soup Co.Del Monte Pacific Ltd.Hormel Foods Corp.Mars Inc.McCormick & Co. Inc.Mizkan Holdings Co. Ltd.Nestle SAThe Kraft Heinz Co.AppendixScope of the reportCurrency conversion rates for US$Research methodologyList of abbreviationsTechnavio suggests three forecast scenarios (optimistic, probable, and pessimistic) considering the impact of COVID-19. Technavio’s in-depth research has direct and indirect COVID-19 impacted market research reports.Register for a free trial today and gain instant access to 17,000+ market research reports.About UsTechnavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. Their research and analysis focuses on emerging market trends and provides actionable insights to help businesses identify market opportunities and develop effective strategies to optimize their market positions. With over 500 specialized analysts, Technavio’s report library consists of more than 17,000 reports and counting, covering 800 technologies, spanning across 50 countries. Their client base consists of enterprises of all sizes, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies. This growing client base relies on Technavio’s comprehensive coverage, extensive research, and actionable market insights to identify opportunities in existing and potential markets and assess their competitive positions within changing market scenarios.View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201126005444/en/CONTACT: Technavio ResearchJesse MaidaMedia & Marketing ExecutiveUS: +1 844 364 1100UK: +44 203 893 3200Email:[email protected]:www.technavio.com/KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FOOD/BEVERAGE RETAIL SOURCE: Technavio Research PUB: 11/26/2020 06:49 AM/DISC: 11/26/2020 06:49 AMhttp://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201126005444/enMarket TrendsMarket PositioningNestle SaMarket EnvironmentMarket ResearchMarket AnalysisPasta Sauce MarketSouth AmericaLondonFortune 500Growth ForecastsFood TrendsCAGRExclusiveCustomer Behaviour
Ben Roethlisberger sounds upset about the Steelers rushed upcoming schedule
The Pittsburgh Steelers have every reason not to be happy for their quick turnaround after a sloppy game. Ben Roethlisberger didn’t seem happy with his play following the team’s 19-14 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Granted, the team improved to 11-0, but it took a final drive to chew the clock that cemented the win.Read Full Story Baltimore RavensBuffalo BillsNFL FootballMonday Night FootballThe Pittsburgh SteelersNBCAFC [email protected] Dallas CowboysAFC NorthThe Cleveland BrownsMatchupsHeinz Field WednesdayQuick TurnaroundBen RoethlisbergerTyus BowserBud DupreeRobinAlex Highsmith