World’s Oldest Barber, Still Masterfully Cutting Hair At 107, Shares Secrets For Longevity

first_imgHe still has a full head of (white) hair along with all of his teeth; his hands are still steady on a pair of clippers; and he takes no daily medication. He also says that he only eats thin spaghetti so he doesn’t “get fat.”LOOK: Traveling Baby Daughter is About to Own a World Record at 5 Months Old – and the Pictures Are Adorable“I only go to the doctor because people tell me to, but even he can’t understand it,” Mancinelli told The New York Times. “I tell him I have no aches, no pains, no nothing. Nothing hurts me.”Mancinelli’s customers and co-workers have constantly expressed their adoration for the centenarian, along with the tourists and celebrities who flock to the Fantastic Cuts salon in New Windsor, New York from all over the world to get a haircut from the world’s oldest barber.WATCH: This 10-Year-old Boy Just Beat Michael Phelps’s Most Enduring Swimming RecordHis 81-year-old son Bob told the Times: “Some of his older customers, he helps them in the chair. He’ll say to an 80-year-old guy, ‘Listen, when you get to be my age. …’ They love hearing that.”Mancinelli says that he doesn’t plan on retiring any time soon, either – so he will continue to serve as an example of living strong in the golden years.(WATCH the interview below) – Photo by Inside EditionCut Negativity Out Of Your Life: Spread The Good News By Sharing It To Social MediaAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreAnthony Mancinelli may be a staggering 107 years old, but he is still working full-time as a barber – the same way that he has been doing it for the last 96 years.Mancinelli dropped out of high school to become a full-time barber at the tender age of 11. When he turned 96, Guinness World Records named him the world’s oldest barber. Over a decade later, he is still going strong.His secrets to longevity are simple. He has never drank or smoked very heavily. He says that he has never exercised much. He does, however, outlast many of his younger friends by standing on his feet for eight hours a day, five days per week.last_img read more

U.S. Secretary Jewell Sets Out Priorities for Prosperous Energy Future

first_imgIn remarks at the U.S. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell laid out the Department’s priorities for strengthening the nation’s economy with a balanced, prosperous energy future over the next two years.Read the highlights of the speech:Our economy has emerged from recession with a stronger, more stable foundation.It is no coincidence that our economic recovery has been accompanied by the biggest energy transformation of our lifetimes. The energy revolution we experienced in the past six years helped spur the recovery, but it has also been accelerated by the policies our country has put in place.Since 2008, American oil production has surged from five million to nine million barrels per day, and our dependence on foreign oil has fallen to its lowest level in more than 30 years. The amount of solar energy has increased ten-fold, and wind energy has tripled since 2008, helped by more than $340 billion of private sector investment and a tax policy that helped move those investments off the sidelines.These shifts in U.S. energy markets aren’t marginal or temporary: they are tectonic shifts.The tectonic shifts are forcing governments at every level to face questions of the same magnitude: Can we adapt in this fast-changing environment? How do we modernize our energy programs to anticipate the new energy future? Are we doing what is needed for the U.S. to lead the world on energy?When it comes to good government, we are also working to provide predictability to industry by identifying, on a landscape level, where it makes sense for companies to focus their resources.To that end, we’re taking a targeted leasing approach in offshore frontier areas. To be clear, predictability also means identifying places that are too special to drill. I’m talking about places with rich cultural resources, or key wildlife habitat, or awesome outdoor recreation opportunities. That all matters – to our economy and to our future.We’re using this comprehensive, landscape-level approach for renewable energy, too.Onshore, we’ve mapped out nearly 20 zones across the West where solar potential is high and other conflicts are low. Because of this early planning work, companies will see faster permitting times. Offshore, we’re identifying wind energy areas that will allow our nation to capture the huge potential of wind along the Atlantic – without compromising fishing, recreation, national security, the environment or viewsheds.We’ve already held four successful auctions where industry has competitively bid to develop offshore wind farms. We now have over 800,000 acres offshore under commercial leases and are looking forward to seeing steel in the water in the coming years.America is both blessed with diverse natural resources and – importantly – the human capital to develop new and better ways to harness them. Just as the United States is a leader in unconventional oil extraction and is now the world’s top producer of natural gas, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t also be the top producer of solar power and wind power.Source: U.S. Department of Interior; Image: DOI (archive)last_img read more

MoJ in conflict with BIS over insolvency litigation

first_imgThe damage that civil litigation reforms could do to businesses when they are fully implemented has put the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) on a collision course with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ).Insolvency proceedings are subject to a temporary exemption from limits on contingency fee agreements placed by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO). That exemption is set to be lifted in April 2015. The original impact assessment had assumed that alternative funding arrangements would develop for insolvency cases. But for recovery of sums under £100,000 that has not occurred.In answer to a written parliamentary question, BIS insolvency minister Jo Swinson accepted analysis by insolvency trade body R3, the association of business recovery professionals, that contingency fee arrangement-backed insolvency litigation realises £150m-£160m a year.Swinson’s answer is the first admission by a minister that R3’s figures are credible. Previous discussions between R3 and the MoJ had hit an impasse, leading to the trade body, supported by the British Property Federation and several professional accountancy bodies, to appeal over the head of justice secretary Chris Grayling to 10 Downing Street.The Law Society welcomed the letter.Giles Frampton, president of R3, said: ‘While BIS has been making efforts to improve the position of creditors in insolvencies, the MoJ’s proposals contained in the LASPO Act will have the opposite effect.’Insolvency practitioners told the Gazette that the credible threat of claims against directors in such lower-value claims were vital tools in ensuring recovery at the lowest possible cost.last_img read more

Appiah, Muntari, Kingston return to face Zambia

first_imgGhana coach Milovan Rajevac is on target to increase competition for regular places in the Black Stars line-up having invited hitherto untouchables back into the team.Captain Stephen Appiah, Sulley Muntari and Laryea Kingston have joined the squad that crushed Mali and Sudan in June’s World Cup qualifiers.The squad will face Zambia in a friendly in nine days’ time.The trio missed the qualifiers in June for various reasons but in their absence youngsters like Kwadwo Asamoah, Opoku Agyemang and Prince Tagoe excelled.The Black Stars secured massive away wins over Mali and Sudan and now Rajevac has boosted his squad with the three key players to play the Chipolopolo in London.The game at Brisbane Road, home of Leyton Orient, which is scheduled for 12 August will see the likes of Richard Kingson, John Pantsil, John Mensah and in-form Matthew Amoah in action. The Ghana 18-man squad includes two on standby – Haminu Draman and Eric Bekoe will be called in if there is a last-minute withdrawal.The Black Stars are comfortably sitting on top of Group Five of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers with a perfect record and a win against Zambia will further enhance their reputation as the toughest team on the continent so far this year.Even though the two sides are preparing for their next World Cup qualifiers in September, for Chipolopolo coach Renard Herve, there is more at stake.The Frenchman was a physical trainer for Ghana – a notion he vehemently rejects as he claims he was the assistant to Frenchman Claude Le Roy just at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations.Herve now sees the game in London as an opportunity to show Ghana that his coaching talent was not appreciated in the West African country. A convincing win over the Black Stars will make Ghanaians stand up and take notice but Serbian coach Rajevac wants to keep up the winning momentum in his squad which should make the game exciting.SquadGoalkeepers: Richard Kingston (Wigan Athletic, England), George Owu (Al Masry, Egypt)Defenders : John Paintsil (Fulham, England), Samuel Inkoom (Basel FC, Switzerland), Harrison Afful (Asante Kotoko, Ghana), John Mensah (Lyon, France), Eric Addo (Roda JC, Holland) Isaac Vorsah (Hoffeinham, Germany)Midfielders: Stephen Appiah (Unattached), Michael Essien (Chelsea, England), Anthony Annan (Rosenborg, Norway), Sulley Muntari (Inter Milan, Italy) Kwadwo Asamoah (Udinese, Italy), Laryea Kingston, (Hearts, Scotland) Opoku Agyemang (Al Sadd, Qatar), Haminu Draman (Russia) Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Rennes, France), Mathew Amoah (NAC Breda, Holland), Prince Tagoe (Hoffeinham, Germany) and Eric Bekoe (Egypt).Source: BBClast_img read more