Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 11:44 AM EDT Apr 16, 2019 The NFL is set to release its 2019 schedule at 8 p.m. Wednesday, though surely several games will leak ahead of time once team personnel get it in their hands. For now, here's what we know: Detroit Lions' 2019 opponents are set The NFL has a scheduling format it follows every year that makes knowing the opponents easy. The Lions play home and away against each of their division rivals, the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears, and face the AFC West and NFC East this season. Because they finished last in their division last year, the Lions also play the last-place team in the NFC West (the Arizona Cardinals) and NFC South (Tampa Bay Buccaneers). The Lions' entire home schedule includes games the Packers, Vikings, Bears, Bucs, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers. On the road, they face the Packers, Vikings, Bears, Cardinals, … [Read more...] about NFL schedule release: Who will Detroit Lions play Week 1?
Prince Harry is reportedly taking two weeks of paternity leave.A growing body of evidence suggests paid leave benefits parents, kids, and businesses.The US is the only country in the developed world that doesn't mandate paid maternity leave.Prince Harry will reportedly take two weeks of paternity leave when his wife, Meghan Markle, gives birth.A friend of the Prince is reported to have said, "He doesn't need to take paternity leave because he doesn't work in the way most people do, but he thinks it's a very modern dad thing to do."The news about the royal family serves as a reminder of how difficult it can be when paid family leave isn't an option. Becoming a new parent is a huge undertaking, and the situation becomes infinitely more challenging for parents forced to take unpaid family leave.What's perhaps most frustrating is the abundance of research that often goes ignored. These studies illustrate how beneficial paid parental leave can be not just for parents, but also for children, … [Read more...] about Prince Harry will reportedly take 2 weeks of paternity leave
Already daydreaming about this year’s holidays ? Join the club. One of the best parts about any holiday is the planning and dreaming about your upcoming vacation, but sometimes we can be limited on where we go by our amount of annual leave. But, by booking some strategic days off this year, you could effectively double your annual leave. The key is booking days off around bank holidays so you’re not dipping into your annual leave too much. Doing this can turn 16 days of annual leave into 37 days holiday. For example, you can get an 12-day holiday over Christmas this year by booking just five days annual leave: December 23, 24, 27, 30 and 31. This is because December 25, 26 and January 1 are bank holidays. If you live in Scotland you can have a 13-day break as January 2 is also a public holiday. Below is a guide for how to make the most of your annual leave days for 2019. Easter and Early May bank holiday Days to book off: April 23, 24, 25, 26, 29 and 30, May … [Read more...] about How to have 37 days off this year using just 16 days annual leave
Sunday“The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards” (6 p.m., NBC) - Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg host the 76th annual awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.“Shark Tank” (8 p.m., ABC) - A husband and wife pitch their rooftop assistance design that helps access a vehicle’s roof with one easy step; entrepreneurs present their fitness workout that offers a softer, lower impact alternative to the treadmill.Monday“College Football National Championship” (6 p.m., ESPN) - Clemson vs. Alabaman in the CFP National Championship played in Santa Clara, California, which is where my buddy Scott lives.“The Bachelor” (7 p.m., ABC, Season Premiere) - The season 23 premiere of one of my favorite unintentional comedies features Colorado resident Colton Underwood. Among the women vying from his affection: a pageant star who calls himself the “hot mess express;” a confident Nigerian beauty with a loud-and-proud … [Read more...] about What to watch on TV this week: A Colorado man is ‘The Bachelor,’ ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ finds a new home and a lot more
Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen, Associated Press Updated 6:37 am PST, Saturday, January 5, 2019 In this Jan. 2, 2019, photo, acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, left, and acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. less In this Jan. 2, 2019, photo, acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, left, and acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at ... more Photo: Evan Vucci, AP Photo: Evan Vucci, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 In this Jan. 2, 2019, photo, acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, left, and acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, right, … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s super-talkative, fact-busting week