PUBLISHED: 19:30 18 July 2019 Steve Russell The suit in which he was buried. This is Tuffy Turner in 1997, when working at Ipswich Borough Council. The occasion was a fundraising day for Children in Need Picture: FAMILY COLLECTION Archant The life of the true 'Suffolk character' from Battisford has just been celebrated at his funeral - where he wore a fetching pink three-piece suit. In the late 1960s, Tuffy joked he was the only rocking Heffalump manufacturer in the Home Counties. Here he is on one, with Nicky, Thirza and Debbie, when they lived in Emlen Street, Ipswich. Tuffy asked a welder friend to make the tubes, and he did the rest Picture: FAMILY COLLECTIONWhen Tuffy Turner died, aged 79, the family sent his (predominantly-pink) three-piece suit down to the funeral directors so he could be buried in it - just as he would have wanted. It was one of three multi-coloured outfits he owned (along with up to 400 eye-catching ties at one point). Bright … [Read more...] about Colourful former councillor Tuffy Turner has died aged 79
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Wine, beer or the occasional shot of something stronger.Many of us enjoy a couple of drinks when we hang out with friends and family at parties or on a night out at the local watering hole, but do you wonder if you drink too much? According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 86 percent of people ages 18 or older have reported drinking alcohol at some point in their life, and 26.9 percent have admitted to binge drinking – 4 or 5 drinks in just a couple of hours – in the previous month. It may surprise you to know what is really considered excessive alcohol use. For women, it means having 8 or more drinks in a week, and for men, consuming 14 or more drinks during that same time period. If you enjoy a drink with dinner every night and then knock back a few at least one weekend night, you can see how quickly all those drinks add up.MORE HEALTH: Where to volunteer in Philadelphia this month While engaging in excessive alcohol use doesn’t … [Read more...] about Three signs you’re drinking too much
Carol Cain Free Press Business Columnist Published 8:01 AM EDT May 11, 2019 Robert Jamerson was working as a pharmaceutical regional sales manager and doing well when things changed overnight after he and his wife, who loved children and had been trying to start a family unsuccessfully, got a call. A baby boy was available and the couple was asked if they might be interested in adopting him. If so, they needed to bring him home that day. “That call was our prayers answered,” said Jamerson, who fell head over heels in love with their son, Robbie, who's now 2½. Watching Robbie learn to crawl brought clarity to Jamerson. He decided to reorganize his priorities to spend more time with his son and start a new chapter in his career — one where he could help children in his hometown of Detroit. More from Carol Cain: Notable Detroiters to star in I.Detroit: a Human Atlas of An America City Former Lions QB Hipple speaks out to fight effects of brain injury … [Read more...] about At 50 years old, Detroit PAL gets new leadership
Apr 25, 4:06 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Christy Bieber 04/25/19 AT 12:52 AM Almost no one in the U.S. is on track for a secure retirement. In fact, the Center for Retirement Research (CRR) at Boston College found half of all households between the ages of 30 and 59 are at risk of having too little income in retirement. This is up from 44% in 2007, before the Great Recession.As bad as that news is, the CRR data reveals something even worse: There's a huge gap in retirement readiness between whites and minority Americans -- especially Hispanics. This gap can largely be explained by earning differences, wealth disparities, and the aftermath of the U.S. housing bubble burst, which disproportionately impacted Hispanics.Income and wealth disparities lead to racial gaps in retirement readinessAccording to the CRR's report, 48% of Caucasian Americans currently between the ages of 30 to 59 will be … [Read more...] about There’s A Huge Race Gap In Retirement Readiness
Nykora aims for the bucket … and misses. The man’s bright red nose lights up, and a buzzer sounds. Nyakora jumps, and his friends laugh. Luckily for Nyakora — and the patient, Operation’s “Cavity Sam” — the surgery is only a game, part of a stress-management workshop for freshmen and sophomores in a program for underrepresented students here at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The idea, said Ann Swartz-Beckius, interim director of student achievement, is to teach students how to remain calm under pressure, “to tune out the noise in their heads.” The program’s larger goal is much more ambitious: eliminating the nearly 30 percentage point graduation gap, on average, between white students and black and Latino students at this campus of 13,000 undergraduates, 85 miles southwest of the Twin Cities. Minnesota ranks among the most educated states in the country, with nearly half of adults aged 25 to 64 holding an associate … [Read more...] about Minnesota’s persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?