We hear a lot of people say they want to retire before they reach the age of 60. We see a lot of articles enticing people to retire early. What comes to mind when you hear the word Retirement? Have you ever wondered how we came about this concept of retirement? In the beginning there was no retirement. People worked until they died. So who invented retirement? Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck, the inventor of Retirement. In 1883, Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck of Germany had a problem. Marxists were threatening to take control of Europe. To prevent his countrymen from joining the Marxist group, Bismarck invented the concept of retirement and announced that he would pay pension to any nonworking German over age 65, 70 years old to be exact. This was of course a calculated political move because hardly anyone lived to reach that age at the time. It was such a great move that it became a trend even in other countries. All around the world, as older workers showed less productivity in their … [Read more...] about Why We Should Reinvent Re-Tirement
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Why brands go gaga over A. Gonzaga Edmund Silvestre (The Philippine Star) - July 20, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Not only has Alex Gonzaga stepped out of the shadow of her famous big sister Toni Gonzaga, she also is quietly inching her way to joining the ranks of the Philippines’ top celebrity brand ambassadors. The 31-year-old live wire actress, TV host and social media influencer has been very visible in various advertising campaigns lately (television, print and digital platforms), endorsing brands that capitalize on her newfound fame and cheerful personality. Alex said she herself is intrigued by the interest over her own personal brand. “Siguro they want my being energetic and the positivity they see in what I do,” Alex told The STAR during a recent Quaker Oats breakfast show broadcast live on Facebook from BGC Arts Center in Taguig City. “I really appreciate that the brands are … [Read more...] about Why brands go gaga over A. Gonzaga
Cebu Pacific offers daily flights between Manila and Shanghai, with the lowest year-round base fares starting at only P5,888. Once romanticized as the “Paris of the Orient” before the Japanese invasion of World War II and before the 1949 Communist Revolution 70 years ago, Shanghai is once again reclaiming its exalted status as one of the world’s greatest cities for vibrant business, arts, tech and tourism. Beautiful, progressive tourism and entertainment mecca Shanghai is almost nine times bigger in land area than Singapore, eight times bigger than New York City and six times larger than Hong Kong. It also has double, triple, even quadruple the population of these other cities. Cebu Pacific Air recently held a three-day media familiarization tour of Shanghai as it celebrates the booming economic and tourism exchanges between the Philippines and China in the last three years due to normalizing diplomatic ties. Cebu Pacific just started flying to Shenzhen City … [Read more...] about Why Shanghai is one of the world’s greatest cities
FRANCE: In the four years since the last Women's World Cup in Canada, the competition and talent among female footballers has gotten stronger - and more global. The stage will be as big as ever when this year's tournament kicks off Jun 7 in Paris.In our latest ESPN FC Rank, we polled our experts to gauge which players will stand out in France.25. SHANICE VAN DE SANDENAnother from the Lyon dynasty, Shanice van de Sanden is best known for two things: her blazing speed and her trademark bright red lipstick. One of the fastest players in the women's game, Van de Sanden is an absolute handful to deal with on the right wing for opposing full-backs due to her pace and skill. A player who debuted for the Oranje at just 16, she was a key member of the Netherlands' victorious European Championship side in 2017 and will be appearing in her second World Cup this summer. Van de Sanden, now 26, has 15 goals in 63 caps for the Netherlands, but it is her ability to get in behind … [Read more...] about Who is the best player at the Women’s World Cup?
LIVERPOOL: In a hurricane of emotion and adrenaline at Anfield, the electrifying expectation of Liverpool's home support spiraling around the stadium, Trent Alexander-Arnold's mind was still."Don't take your eye off the ball, don't miss a thing."Against all logic, Liverpool had erased their 3-0 deficit against Barcelona in the Champions League.With the aggregate score poised at 3-3 in the semifinal, second leg, the right-back won a corner on 78 minutes.He looked up, placed the ball and shaped to take it before Xherdan Shaqiri requested responsibility for the set-piece.Alexander-Arnold obliged and took slow strides away, before noticing Ernesto Valverde's men had briefly switched off.He swiveled toward the ball sharply, delivering an inch-perfect low cross that Divock Origi converted to give Liverpool another crack at continental glory.Alexander-Arnold, who turned 20 in October and is primed to become the youngest starter in consecutive European Cup finals - he was in the XI that lost … [Read more...] about Why Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold won’t stop