The debate has carried on for decades, and index investing has become increasingly popular over the past 20 years. Index funds have produced simple, reliable, and sufficient growth for most investors. S&P 500 returns have been positive over almost every 10-year period in history, and even the steepest crashes have been followed by bull markets.
Rising COVID case numbers and hospitalisations are a matter of "serious, serious concern", British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday, adding he was less optimistic about reopening the country than he was last month. "It's clear that the Indian variant is more transmissible and it's also true that the cases are going up, and that the levels of hospitalisation are going up," he told Sky News.
Boris Johnson reiterates threat to suspend Northern Ireland protocol Clash with EU leaders over Brexit risks overshadowing G7 summit as PM responds to calls for UK to honour its word G7 summit in Cornwall – live updates Johnson and Macron take part in a bilateral meeting during the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images
As middle school teacher Brittany Paschall assembled a lesson plan on the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues, she wondered how she might have to go about it differently next year under a new Tennessee state law that prohibits teaching certain concepts of race and racism. The unit was about baseball, but more importantly, it was about segregation and racism in America. “I kept thinking, in light of this bill, if this were next year, how would I teach this to my students?” said Paschall, an English teacher in Nashville.
When it comes to U.S. cryptocurrency exchanges, there's Coinbase, and then there's everybody else. In The Ascent's crypto study of over 50 million Americans, 67% of adults who own or have owned cryptocurrency have used Coinbase. It's clear from the statistics that Coinbase, which recently reached 56 million users, is dominant in the United States.
The French island of Corsica has launched emergency protocols to contain two oil slicks that were detected 10 kilometres offshore. Authorities said pollution containing heavy hydrocarbons spanning 19 nautical miles was spotted drifting towards the coast.Photographs by French navy aircraft, and water samples taken by a local customs vessel confirmed the presence of toxic chemicals.The Mediterranean Maritime Prefecture said the pollution was probably the result of “degassing”, an operation carried
Police investigating the shooting of black equal rights activist Sasha Johnson have charged a second teenager. Devonte Brown, 18, of Southwark, has been charged with conspiracy to murder, the Metropolitan Police said.
Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) is a big energy consumer, using an estimated 0.55% of all electricity generated in the world today, according to the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance. If Bitcoin is ever going to clean up its environmental impact, it'll need a lot of renewable energy to make it happen. Howard Smith (Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure): Anyone who mines Bitcoin, or knows someone who does, has an idea of how much of a power sink those servers are.
Separate bombs hit two minivans in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in the Afghan capital Saturday, killing at least seven people and wounding six others, the Interior Ministry said. The attacks targeted minivans on the same road about 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) apart in a neighborhood in western Kabul, Interior Ministry deputy spokesman Ahmad Zia Zia, said. The Islamic State group has carried out similar bombings in the area, including four attacks on four minivans earlier this month that killed at least 18 people.
The Red Dragons are looking to recapture the imagination of the nation at Euro 2020, five years on from their remarkable run to the semi-finals, but face a tough task to do so. Wales have had a difficult build-up to Euro 2020 off the pitch with manager Ryan Giggs on leave, as he has been since November, and Robert Page in interim charge. Page has won four of his eight games at the helm - the only defeats coming against the world's top two ranked teams Belgium and France - while Gareth Bale is without a goal in 11 international games.
Reigning Olympic champion Mack Horton was the major casualty on day one of the Australian Olympic team swimming trials as he fell just short of qualifying in a scintillating 400 metres freestyle final. Horton, who is widely known also for his strong anti-doping stance, was edged out on a night of high drama and quality in Adelaide. The 25-year-old missed the top two finish that would have allowed him to defend his title in Tokyo next month by just 0.65 seconds as young gun Elijah Winnington, 21, swam the fastest time in the world this year in 3:42.65 with Jack McLoughlin in second place.
Former chancellor warns current ‘loophole’ enables ‘child abuse’
The Prime Minister warned EU leaders he is prepared to invoke Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
But the PM says he has not decided whether to delay the June 21 unlocking yet.
The three-time grand slam champion has not played since March.
The Black Caps were 74 behind at the start of play and 23 ahead as they reached lunch on 326 for five.
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Record Store Day is back to put the drop on vinyl hounds and their long-suffering debit cards. At least, a modified version of it is. As happened last year, pandemic conditions caused the traditional RSD April event to be delayed and broken up into two theoretically crowd-suppressing halves, with the first of two RSD Drops […]
The former France and Manchester United left-back wrote the words ‘I love this game’ on his faux derriere.