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‘Bag Men’ Sue New York Post Over Boston Marathon Bombing Cover

Days after bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, the New York Post splashed a photograph burberry outlet of 16 year old Salaheddin Barhoum and 24 year old Yassine Zaimi across its cover under the headline “BAG MEN: Feds seek these two pictured at Boston Marathon.” The photograph showed the two men watching the end of the race while carrying their backpacks. The only problem? The men were completely innocent. After seeing his face on the Post’s cover, Barhoum went to the police to clear his name.

Hours later, the FBI released images of bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Weeks after one suspect was dead and the other apprehended, the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple reported that Barhoum’s father was seeking legal action against the Post for wrongly targeting hi burberry outlet s son.

The Massachusetts pair filed a lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court on Wednesday, suing the Post for libel, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and invasion of privacy.

In a statement to The Huffington Post’s Michael Calderone last month, Post chief Col Allan defended the paper’s decision. “We stand by our story,” he said. “The burberry outlet image was emailed to law enforcement agencies yesterday afternoon seek burberry outlet ing information about these men, as our story reported. We did not identify them as suspects.”

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‘Bag man’ has solution for Bears fans’ big bags

If that skill eludes Chicago Bears fans who are attending Sunday’s home opener against the Cincinnati Bengals but who have not heeded new NFL bag re burberry outlet strictions, there is a solution.

Brian Gross, CEO of Chicago based Entertainment Lockers, has launched a portable locker concession, located on 18th Street, where Bears fans can stow gear that is not allowed in the stadium in safe, locked environs. The two year old company also has contracts with the big music fests Pitchfork, Lollapalooza and Riot Fest as well as the Philadelphia Eagles and the BMW PGA Championship in north suburban Lake Forest.

Gross discovered his own packing skills didn’t pass muster when he attended the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City two years ago. He had a backpack, but nowhere to stash it on the festival grounds. The PricewaterhouseCoopers consultant decided to go into the bag business.

“I had a 50 pound bag in the grueling heat and no place to store it,” Gross said. “My friends and I decided to start the business when we got home.”

Since other concertgoers had the same problem, he launched his business to fill the gap in the music festival experience. When folks at the Chicago Bears head office decided they needed to offer a storage solution after the first pre season game, an Internet search provided the answer.

“The Bears honestly Googled us and gave us a call,” Gross said. “And we went from there.”

The Bears signed a contract with Entertainment Lockers, one of the only companies in this niche market, for two games, with a possible extension.

The new NFL security measures include: downsizing from a shoulder bag to a clutch; using a TSA standard, now NFL approved, 1 gallon plastic Ziploc bag; a clear plastic, 12 by 6 inch bag on offer from the NFL; or traditional pant pockets. Many people were caught off guard by the policy during last week’s preseason game and found themselves all bagged up with nowhere to go.

Except to Entertainment burberry outlet Lockers in a parking lot on 18th Street.

While the concept is simple, long lines delayed folks who needed to park handbags, laptops, camera and binocular cases and backpacks in the temporary storage units. Renters must sign a waiver, submit to a bag search by an off duty police officer and pay $10, c burberry outlet ash only. A receipt lists the combination required for pickup.

For Sunday’s game, Gross has 600 lockers, including those large enough to hold suitcases for those jetting to the airport afterwards.

“If you’re planning to check a bag, allow some time,” Gross said. “We’ll have more staff on Sun burberry outlet day, but the lines will be long.”

Bob Laskowski, director of stadium experience for the Chicago Bears, wants fans to adhere to the “less is more” philosophy and leave all bags at home.

“We’re going to see how the need goes,” he said about the team providing lockers all season. “We don’t want our fans to rely on having lockers.”

Laskowski says his wife has it down to a science only keys, cash and a cellphone. “She doesn’t want to put her $350 handbag on the ground,” Laskowski said. “There’s soda, beer and who knows what else.”

Kristie Setzer of Bucktown now shares the same sentiment after deciding to check, not chuck, her almost empty oversized handbag last week. The longtime Bears fan only had four things in her cavernous satchel none of which she said was required for her game day experience.

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‘Bag Lady’ of Bay Street

Grey haired, stooped and badly in need of some botox injections, you see yourself standing conspicuous in the heart of Yorkville, Toronto’s toniest shopping district. Your grossly undeserving ex husband zips past in a Porsche with a 30 something blonde at his side. Oh no . why is this much older version of yourself burberry outlet feebly struggling to push a beat up shopping cart, piled high with personal effects packed in tattered plastic bags? You wake up in a cold sweat . . .

If this scenario or some other variation on the “old, poor and stripped of all dignity” theme is your worst nightmare, you’re not alone.

Many women no matter how successful suffer from the “bag lady syndrome,” the fear they won’t have enough saved for retirement, explains Sandra Pierce, a financial adviser with Toronto’s Blackmont Capital. (Men have their own worries, although theirs often fixate on their ability to be a good provider, she says.)

“It’s an irrational fear that a lot of successful women have, that they could lose it all,” says Pierce, who is known as “The Bag Lady of Bay Street” for the well received beaded clutch purse she delivers to a prospective client (those with assets of $500,000 or more) with a tag that reads,”Do you suffer from bag lady syndrome?”

Inside, a note reassures the recipient that “financial empowerment is in the bag,” explaining more about the services of Blackmont’s Fox Pierce Segal Group, which manages $150 million on behalf of 135 high net worth households.

Though in many cases, such fears are irrational, the “bag lady” theme “truly strikes a chord with women more and more,” says Pierce.

“It’s not that they worry about being out on the street. They worry about not having enough money to stay in control of their lives.”

For Pierce, who recently turned 50, the message first hit home about 15 years ago when she heard an interview in which Sherry Lansing, a former CEO of Paramount Pictures and the first woman to head a major filmmaking studio, expressed her own dee burberry outlet p seated fears of becoming a “bag lady.”

“My god, I thought, I’ve been outed. I’d become very successful but I still had these inner fears,” says Pierce, adding that until that moment, she’d been unable to articulate her own uneasiness, even after a long career as a financial adviser. She began to realize many other women could relate as well and burberry outlet began to structure her client advisory approach around empowering women to develop a financial plan and to more fully understand their investments.

The problem with irrational fear is that it often leads to inertia or denial, she says.

This may explain why many accomplished women leave financial planning to their husbands, despite a high divorce rate and the fact that many women outlive their husbands, she says.

In fact, the loss of a spouse through divorce or death is the leading catalyst driving Canadian women to take charge of their financial planning and investments, according to the 2007 TD Waterhouse Female Investor Poll.

Still, 60 per cent of the women surveyed by TD Waterhouse said they had no contingency plan in case their spouse suddenly died or became seriously ill. And only 16 per cent of the women surveyed said they had a financial “Plan B” in case of divorce.

Patricia Lovett Reid, senior burberry outlet vice president for TD Waterhouse Canada Inc., says the poll results suggest women are “overly reliant on their partners with respect to financial planning and managing household investments.”

“Nobody likes to think about divorce, let alone plan for it,” Lovett Reid says. “But almost four in 10 marriages end before the 30th wedding anniversary.”

Further, the TD Waterhouse survey found only one in four women had a formal financial plan and only half were involved in managing their investments. A full 50 per cent conceded they did not know much about their investments and let others make their investment decisions. census data finding the average age of widowhood south of the border to be 56.

Meanwhile, she notes, Hallmark is selling more and more “Happy 100th Birthday” cards each year. “If you’ve got 30 plus years ahead of you, it’s worthy of a little planning,” she says.

If Pierce had her way, women would take stock of their financial situation in their 30s and 40s.

However, for many, including herself, “the ah ha moment” doesn’t arrive until about age 50. Still, she says, “It’s never too late.”

The first step, with or without a financial adviser, is to take stock and develop a well articulated financial plan, says Pierce. “How do you visualize your life?”

To maintain their lifestyle in retirement, many Canadians will need savings capable of generating 80 per cent of their current income, she says.

“You really should be paying yourself first, even if it’s just 10 per cent of your income,” she says, citing the advice found in David Chilton’s The Wealthy Barber.

If that’s not feasible, even transferring $100 a month into a mutual fund account or guaranteed investment certificate with your bank will get your started on the path away from those bag lady nightmares, she says.