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  • Why are women raking up the past now? asks Sindhutai Sapkal

    first_imgNoted social worker Sindhutai Sapkal spoke out against the #MeToo movement on the sidelines of a function in Ahmednagar district on Monday.Dr. Sapkal said that the women who made allegations of sexual misconduct ought to have spoken out at the time of the incident instead of raking up the past now. She expressed concern that unverified accusations could damage the reputations and careers of innocent people.Dr. Sapkal said, “Why are the accusers suddenly raising their voices now about the allegedly shameful incidents that occurred to them 10 or 15 years ago? They should have spoken out about the injustices against them the moment the incidents took place.”The septuagenarian social worker, who is known as the ‘Mother of Orphans’, has adopted more than 1,000 orphaned children in the State. Last year, the Pune-based activist was awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar for her tireless work for the welfare of orphans.She said, “If the accusers are daughters, sisters and wives of somebody then so are the men who happen to be someone’s son, brother or husband.”last_img read more

  • India’s deep but forgotten roots in South-east Asia

    first_imgThere were other deities like Ganesha in Thailand, which were clearly of Hindu origin. Of course, Buddhism was itself an artificially separated religion; its concepts flew seamlessly from the earlier streams of thought enshrined in the Vedas.But the biggest Indic influence I saw was in the diffusion of Sanskrit into the languages of the region. Bahasa, bumiputera, samudra, rasa, jaya and raja were just a few of many Malay words that were rooted in Sanskrit.And yet , to my surprise, the museums I visited in Malaysia were more focused on European colonial powers, which became significant only during the last 400 years.Read it at Straits Times Related Itemslast_img read more

  • FM assures investors reforms, says several bills in pipeline

    first_imgSingapore, Sep 18 (PTI) Expressing Indias commitment to continuing with economic reforms, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government has several legislations in the pipeline that will be pursued in coming days. Asserting that reforms are an ongoing process, he assured investors at a function here that the government will continue them to make India an attractive investment destination and a better place to do business. Jaitley is here to participate in The Singapore Summit and has bilateral meetings with several important government functionaries lined up. “The bankruptcy code is ready and changes to arbitration laws and several other legislations are in the pipeline… For the next few years, we have our agenda full, reforms are an ongoing process,” Jaitley said, adding that the legislations which could be taken in the form of the Money Bill will be pursued. A Money Bill is important as it cannot be blocked by the Rajya Sabha where the ruling NDA does not have a majority. Recalling that there was a time when the experts were talking about dropping India from BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), Jaitley said: “Today, India has become the fastest-growing economy among BRICS.” India is no more a nation suffering from policy paralysis and uncertain taxation regime, he said, adding that now-a-days states are vying with each other to attract investment. Moreover, he added, as a net importer, the country has benefited from declining oil prices in the international market. It has helped contain inflation as well as fiscal deficit. MORE PTI JD CS SVK ARDadvertisementlast_img read more

  • Indian Football: Former Tamil Nadu skipper passes away

    first_imgAdvertisement We at Mohammedan Sporting Club deeply saddened to hear about the untimely demise of former midfielder Kalia Kulothungan. Remembering his wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May he rest in peace.— Mohammedan SC (@MDSCOfficial) July 28, 2018 AdvertisementFormer Tamil Nadu football team captain Kalia Kulothungan passed away in a road accident on Saturday.Kulothungan, a native of Thanjavur, was riding a two-wheeler when his vehicle apparently collided with the railing of a road over-bridge in Vallam on the Tiruchi-Thanjavur Highway. He died on the spot, police said.The 39-year-old led Tamil Nadu in the Santosh Trophy and played for clubs like East Bengal, Mumbai FC, Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting.He was a part of the East Bengal team which won the ASEAN Club Championship in 2003.He also won back-to-back I-League titles in 2002-03, 2003-04 with the football giant. He played along with some prominent names of Indian football — Bhaichung Bhutia, Okoro, Junior, Bijen and Raman Vijayan.In 2015-16, Kulothungan played for Chennai City FC in the CFA senior division league.Tamil Nadu player D. Ravanan, who hails from a town nearby to that of the deceased footballer, said, “It is a big loss for us. I have known him for the last 18 years. I played for Tamil Nadu when he was the captain and he used to be very respectful towards the juniors in the side too.”Kulothungan is survived by his wife and four children.Many footballers and clubs took to social media to pay their condolences to Kulothungan:Really upsetting to hear about the passing away of Kalia Kulothungan. He was one of the best ball players I’ve played alongside. Let’s never take life for granted.— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) July 28, 2018last_img read more

  • Chelsea beat Hull 2-0; Watford, West Ham settle for draws

    first_imgCHELSEA 2 – 0 HULLIt wasn’t magic but Diego Costa’s skill helped Chelsea make its winless streak in the English Premier League vanish with a 2-0 victory at Hull on Saturday.Chelsea’s underwhelming start to the season had seen the pressure mount on manager Antonio Conte, who admitted on Friday there was “no magic wand.”Costa set up the opener for Willian in the 61st minute and curled home a similar effort six minutes later to end his side’s demoralizing league run – a 2-2 draw with Swansea, followed by losing 2-1 to Liverpool, and a humiliating 3-0 defeat at Arsenal.Conte must have feared the worst after watching his side struggle in a disappointing first half in which Chelsea did not have a single shot on target. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois kept the visitors in the game, saving against Robert Snodgrass and Ryan Mason.After the interval Chelsea looked a different side, with Eden Hazard firing its first shot on target in the 48th with a stinging drive which Hull goalkeeper David Marshall did well to tip over the bar.Chelsea should have grabbed the lead just before the hour mark when Costa rounded the advancing Marshall but saw his shot from a tight angle deflected onto the post by Jake Livermore. (Also read: EPL: Late James Milner penalty gives Liverpool 2-1 win over Swansea)Chelsea grabbed the lead three minutes later when Costa found Willian on the left. The Brazilian turned Markus Henriksen and David Meyler before curling a superb shot into the roof of the net.advertisementChelsea stretched its lead in the 67th when Costa blasted home after Nemanja Matic’s blocked effort landed perfectly for Costa, who fired home from a similar position.Chelsea provisionally moved to sixth, with six more points than Hull. Both teams have played seven matches.WATFORD 2 – 2 BOURNEMOUTHWatford twice came from behind to draw with visiting Bournemouth 2-2 in the English Premier League on Saturday.Both teams remained in the bottom half of the standings.WEST HAM 1 – 1 MIDDLESBROUGHWith an exceptional solo goal, Dimitri Payet briefly put the smiles back on West Ham fans’ faces. But only briefly.Payet’s nutmegs and stepovers, bamboozling Middlesbrough’s defense before scoring West Ham’s equalizer, provided only a flicker of hope. It was good as it got for the London club on Saturday on another tricky day at its new home.last_img read more

  • Bosox Rock Whitley, Yanks, 8-5

    first_imgNEW YORK — Until a week ago, rookie Chase Whitley was doing a wonderful job filling in for the New York Yankees.Two starts later, he’s beginning to look overmatched.David Ortiz hit his 450th homer, a colossal three-run drive, and Dustin Pedroia had three RBIs during his second consecutive three-hit game to lead the Boston Red Sox over Whitley and the Yankees 8-5 the night of June 29.“You’re behind in the count, you’re walking people and giving them extra baserunners, it usually leads to damage,” Manager Joe Girardi said.John Lackey (9-5) labored through five innings before four Red Sox relievers pitched shutout ball the rest of the way. Held to two runs in the first two games of the series, Boston took two of three anyway to finish a 4-6 road trip.“I always believe that when you play against guys in your division, those are series you’ve got to win,” said Carlos Beltran, who homered, doubled and finished with three hits.Mark Teixeira also went deep for the Yankees, who have dropped six of eight. Whitley (3-2) struggled for the second straight start as six New York pitchers combined for eight walks.Mostly a reliever in the minors, the 25-year-old right-hander is one of three subs holding down spots in New York’s injury-depleted rotation. He was pitching well until June 23, when Whitley was rocked for eight runs and 11 hits in 3 1-3 innings of an 8-3 loss in Toronto, ending a three-start winning streak.This time, he gave up five runs and eight hits in four-plus innings, raising his ERA from 2.56 to 4.70 in a span of two starts.“I think he had better stuff tonight,” Girardi said. “He made some mistakes in the middle that they didn’t miss. Last time, he really didn’t have his stuff.”Pedroia made a diving play at second base to limit a Yankees rally, and center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. threw out Beltran at the plate to keep the score 8-5 in the sixth.It was Bradley’s ninth assist of the season. “Changed the momentum of the game,” Red Sox Manager John Farrell said.Koji Uehara worked a perfect ninth for his 18th save in 19 attempts.Pedroia bounced a hit-and-run single through the right side in the third, and Ortiz was booed by the sellout crowd of 48,124 as he stepped to the plate. The slugger answered with a long drive well into the raised bleachers in right-center to make it 4-0.Ortiz tossed his bat aside and took his time on a wide trot around the bases, saluting his family in the stands as he approached third base. “My son, he always enjoys watching daddy go deep. He was dancing,” Ortiz said.The home run put Big Papi in sole possession of 37th place on the career list, two behind Adam Dunn and Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski.Handed a comfortable cushion, Lackey grew frustrated and shook his head as Brett Gardner and Derek Jeter fouled off pitch after pitch in the third. They combined to see 21 pitches in consecutive at-bats, and Lackey screamed, cursed and gestured wildly when Jeter grounded an RBI single to right.Perhaps worn down a bit, Lackey gave up solo homers to Teixeira and Beltran in the fourth, cutting it to 4-3.But then Whitley and reliever Shawn Kelley threw 10 straight balls to begin the fifth, combining to walk the bases loaded with none out. Pedroia blooped a two-run single and later stayed in a rundown long enough for Daniel Nava to score from third.“I’m most frustrated with the pitch to Ortiz, obviously, and the walk to Bradley that set up the fifth. That was unacceptable,” Whitley said.(MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

  • Need a New Year’s Resolution? Wear More Ties

    first_img What to Wear to an Interview: 6 Tips for Men to Pick Out the Perfect Outfit Pairing the English Premier League Soccer Teams with Craft Beers from the United States Dirtbag Style Guide: 5 Lessons That Apply to Everyone When to Take Your Suit in for a Cleaning, According to the Experts Editors’ Recommendations At least that is Jonathan Meizler’s New Year’s resolution. The couture and ready-to-wear designer’s line title of work has been making waves, and it’s plain to see why. His spring collection includes some of the most innovative ties and dapper mens accessories we’ve seen in quite some time. The handsome line was featured in December at the “Anatomy of a Tie” exhibit at hpgrp Gallery in NYC. His use of simple yet unusual materials takes a timeless menswear staple to a new level of smart, and we can’t get enough. We caught up with Jonathan to talk about the importance of wearing a tie, what mediums he wants to work with next and why ‘title of work’ stands out above the rest.Men have been wearing ties for centuries. What about this simple yet striking accessory can make or break an outfit?The tie is the one accessory in which a man is able to push the envelope. Used as a reflection of one’s personality, it can define you as clean and minimal or overly garish. I’ve always been drawn toward an austere line, so an oversized print or unintentional retro pattern will totally throw off a look for me.You use materials like leather and feathers to create pieces in your collection. What made you want to explore these adornments? Were you seeing too much of the same thing in the market?When building a collection, I find it important to be as specific as possible, especially in defining a point of view in an over-saturated market. I saw an untapped niche in neckwear and felt it was the ideal foundation to build from. That said, I created ‘title of work’ as a collection with a specific identity and keenly curated point of view. I felt the necktie was a perfect canvas to showcase concepts and designs not typically associated with its status as a symbol of refinement.It’s a reality animals play a huge role in the fashion and beauty industries. Your taxidermy collection includes adornments like snake bones and raccoon teeth. Have you always been interested in this type of primordial aesthetic? Over the years, I have become intrigued with the concept of mortality and beauty in decomposition. I was able to explore these elements that play with our sense of existence. Bones, teeth and claws have been used as jewelry, decorations and money since the beginning of time.Aesthetically, a rattlesnake vertebrae bone is so beautiful, from the construction to the color and texture to how they all fit together. As an ornament, I found it to be so unexpected. Then placed with a on onyx stone, it became something else all together.If you could experiment with one material you’ve never worked with before, what would it be? How would you utilize it for ‘title of work’?The beauty of what I create is I am able to work with materials not usually associated with clothing at all. I am drawn toward steel, glass and reclaimed wood, so we will see if these elements manifest themselves into future collections. Architecture is a constant inspiration on both personal and work-related levels from the Egyptian pyramids to Italy’s basilicas and Gehry’s post-modernist structures. I am drawn toward symmetry in the asymmetrical. I feel the most successful pieces of my collection incorporate this aesthetic.Many title of work collections, past and present, were on display at your “Anatomy of a Tie” exhibition. Do you have a favorite thus far?I have a few favorites from each series – especially those that define each collection – from the simple diamond line on cashmere to the pierced barbell that works its way through the tie. The concept of bridging form and function has always inspired me, and the sterling grommet is a good example. One of the signature pieces within each collection is a hand cast, sterling silver grommet attached by a jeweler. A toggle connects the tail of the tie and goes through the grommet opening, so it works as a tie clip.When it comes to dapper dressing, what is the one tip you can offer every man to look his best?Wear a tie and a pocket square, making sure the patterns and colors coordinate without matching.Do you believe in New Year’s resolutions? If so, what is yours?Yes. Wear more ties.To learn more about title of work and to shop, visit The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expectedlast_img read more

  • March 26 is Nike Air Max Day – Here’s A Preview of What to Expect

    first_imgMarch 26th is a pretty big day for the “Just Do It” brand.March 26, 1987 was the day the Nike Air Max sneaker appeared on shelves, and it made one hell of a first impression. The phenomenon behind the sneaker was the visible gel cushioning that revolutionized the future of footwear.The Air Max immediately became a cult classic among sneakerheads and hypebeasts alike and, because of its instant stardom, Nike continues to deliver new, more innovative interpretations of the sneaker to this day.March 26, 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Nike’s Air superiority and with it comes the release of several redefined Air Max sneakers to kick off the celebration.In preparation for the big day, Nike is flexing its muscles by pulling all of the advertising stunts to build up the hype. Just released earlier this week, Nike is hosting four “Sneakeasy” pop-up locations for this year’s Air Max Day in Canada and the United States.The New York location will operate through the rest of this week. It is located at 45 Grand Street, and you can book your spot here. Toronto and Chicago will open on the 25th, and the Los Angeles location will be open on the 25th and 26th. The one caveat to the “Sneakeasy” in these locations is that Nike is hush-hush about where they’ll be taking place. Getting a ticket to the event won’t be easy, but there are ways to hit the Air Max lotto.Through March 25, the Nike Air Max Bus, a mobile experience celebrating 30 years of Air Max, will hit the streets of Toronto. The bus houses a collection of Air Max’s greatest hits and a timeline of the Air Max silhouette. You can win a ticket to the Toronto “Sneakeasy” via the bus, so keep your eyes peeled for kicks on wheels Air Max bus, sneakerheads.Looking to gain access at one of the other locations? Be sure to follow their Twitter accounts for more info on how you can be a part of Air Max Day – New York City (@nikenyc), Los Angeles (@nikeLA), and Chicago (@NikeChicago).Check out the sneaks that highlight the Nike Air Max Day Collection below. If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? ** The VaporMax is hyped to be a highly sought-after pair because of its fresh silhouette and tech savviness. It releases at 10am sharp on March 26, 2017 so set your alarms or you might miss out on the gem of the collection. Legent Bourbon Teams Up with Tokyo Butcher Kentaro Nakahara Will You Need a Passport to Fly Within the U.S. Next Year? Shark House’s Dramatic Angles Have Serious Bite Editors’ Recommendations 1. Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Flyknit “Infrared” 2. Nike Air Max 1 “Master” 3. Nike Air Max LD-Zero “Wolf Grey” 4. Nike Air Max 1 Ultra 2.0 “Elevated Icon” 5. Nike Air Max 1 “Atmos” 6. Nike Air Max 1 “Anniversary” 7. Nike Air VaporMax “Platinum” The Best Oktoberfest Beers to Sip On This Season last_img read more

  • Consumers complain most about TV services to Canadas telecom watchdog

    first_img Facebook The watchdog says it accepted 8,197 individual complaints, which addressed an average of 1.9 issues each. That’s an 18 per cent decrease from the year prior. The Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services received 8,678 complaints about TV issues between Aug. 1, 2015, and July 31 of this year, the CCTS says in its annual report. CCTS communications officer Alyssa Esposito said in an email that the watchdog will only accept and review any TV complaints it receives on or after Sept. 1 next year. Twitter Altogether, it dealt with 7,931 issues about wireless, 4,177 issues about Internet and 3,086 issues about local phone services. That’s up 19 per cent from 7,294 similar concerns during the same period a year prior. However, the CCTS commissioner and CEO Howard Maker said in a statement that the watchdog is also concerned about a rise in objections over 30-day cancellation policies and charges after services have been cancelled. Advertisement Maker said the CCTS will continue to monitor these grievances and collaborate with stakeholders on ensuring clarity and fairness for customers. Billing was the No. 1 consumer grievance in each of the three categories. But TV complaints won’t fall under the CCTS’s mandate until next September when it will begin to assess, accept and help resolve consumer beefs about these services.center_img Advertisement One of Canada’s telecom watchdogs received more consumer complaints about TV than any other service, even though television isn’t the agency’s responsibility. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: The CCTS said 89 per cent of the complaints it handled were resolved to customer satisfaction.By Aleksandra Sagan – The Canadian Pres This represented a decrease in the number of complaints for each company except Telus, which received 22.3 per cent more complaints against its services. Companies are prohibited from demanding customers provide 30 days’ notice to stop their wireless or Internet service. However, this year, the CCTS received 386 complaints about this practice from wireless customers (a decrease of 14.4 per cent from the year prior) and 399 complaints from Internet customers (an increase of 54.7 per cent). The largest number of all accepted complaints were registered against Bell (35.9 per cent), followed by Rogers (10.5 per cent) and Telus (seven per cent). Freedom Mobile, the company formerly known as Wind Mobile, and Virgin Mobile both represented 6.1 per cent. Currently, the CCTS can only address complaints about cellphone, land line, Internet and long-distance (including prepaid calling cards) services, as well as operator services, directory assistance and white pages directories.last_img read more

  • Madoffs former secretary seeks early release from prison

    first_imgNEW YORK — A lawyer for the former secretary for imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff is asking that she be released from prison in March.Attorney Roland Riopelle says 70-year-old Annette Bongiorno will have served two thirds of her six-year prison term by March 19 and should be released then.He cited a law signed by President Donald Trump last week permitting judges to order some prisoners released to home confinement after serving two-thirds of a sentence.He says her advanced age makes her eligible.Bongiorno was among five Madoff employees convicted for their roles in a scheme that cost thousands of investors about $20 billion. She was sentenced in 2014.Bongiorno maintained she was unaware of history’s biggest Ponzi scheme.Madoff is serving 150 years in prison.The Associated Presslast_img read more

  • From swoon to surge US stocks reach record levels after Japans surprise

    AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October.Stocks started the month modestly below a record high, only to cascade to their worst slump in two years. But after flirting with a correction, or a 10 per cent drop, the U.S. market rebounded and closed at all-time highs on the last day of the month.All told, U.S. stocks ended October solidly higher, up 2.3 per cent. The Dow Jones industrial average capped the rally by rising 195.10 points, or 1.1 per cent, to end at 17,390.52 on Friday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 23.40 points, or 1.2 per cent, to 2,018.05 and the Nasdaq composite added 64.60 points, or 1.4 per cent, to 4,630.74.Both the Dow and the S&P 500 closed at record highs.It’s a remarkable turn given the month’s volatility, which at times approached levels from the 2008 financial crisis. Then again, the month has an unfortunate history for unsettling moves, with the stock market crashes of 1929 and 1987 both happening in October.This October, the market’s seesaw path was driven by fears that Europe’s economy was slipping back into a recession, worries about plunging oil prices and concerns of possible weakness in the U.S. economy. Oh, and don’t forget Ebola. Those anxieties sent the market, for the most part, straight down for two weeks.The nadir came on Oct. 15, when the S&P 500 came with a hair’s breadth of going into a correction. Investors had suspected such a drop. The last one occurred in late 2011, and historically corrections happen every 18 months or so.But just after the market came close to going into a correction, it bounced right back. Strong U.S. corporate earnings were the primary driver of the rebound as well as signs that central banks in Japan and Europe were going to do all they could to stop their economies from dragging everyone else down with them.“I don’t think it’s a surprise that we came close to a correction. We’ve been expecting one for a while. I think the bigger surprise has been how we rip-roared all the way back up,” said Bob Doll, chief equity strategist at Nuveen Asset Management. “When you hit someone over their head with a hammer, you don’t expect them to get up immediately.”U.S. companies have been, for the most part, reporting strong quarterly results the last two weeks. Corporate profits are up 7.3 per cent from a year ago, according to FactSet, compared with the 4.5 per cent investors had expected at the beginning of the month. And any worries about the U.S. economy earlier in the month evaporated as the data rolled in, mostly recently Thursday’s data showing the U.S. economy grew at a 3.5 per cent pace last quarter.Friday’s gains were driven by the Bank of Japan, which surprised investors by announcing it would increase its bond and asset purchases by 10 trillion yen to 20 trillion yen ($90.7 billion to $181.3 billion) to about 80 trillion yen ($725 billion) annually. The announcement came after data showed that the world’s third-largest economy remains in the doldrums, with household spending dropping and unemployment ticking up.Japan’s move comes only two days after the U.S. Federal Reserve brought an end to its own bond-buying program. Investors have been hopeful that the European Central Bank might also start buying bonds to stimulate that region’s economy by keeping interest rates low and injecting cash into the financial system. That form of stimulus is called quantitative easing, also known among investors as “QE.”“The Japanese central bank has taken the QE baton from the Fed, and equity traders couldn’t be happier,” said David Madden, market analyst at IG.Japan’s stock market rose 4.8 per cent to the highest level since 2007.The Japanese currency weakened dramatically following the Bank of Japan’s announcement. The yen slumped 2.6 per cent against the dollar to 112 yen. The yen is trading at the lowest level in more than five years. Japanese companies typically like a weak Japanese yen because it makes their exported goods cheaper abroad.European stock markets rose broadly following the Bank of Japan’s announcement on hopes that the ECB could be tempted to follow Japan’s lead in stepping up stimulus measures. However, few think anything will be announced at the ECB’s next policy meeting next Thursday.“The willingness of the Bank of Japan to ease further in the fight against deflation will encourage those who think the ECB should be doing the same,” said Julian Jessop, chief global economist at Capital Economics.Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 1.3 per cent. France’s CAC 40 jumped 2.2 per cent and Germany’s DAX climbed 2.3 per cent.In other markets, the price of U.S. benchmark crude oil fell 58 cents to $80.54 a barrel in New York as increasing production from OPEC members added to already high global supplies of oil.Brent crude, used to price oil in international markets, dipped 38 cents to $85.86 in London. In other energy futures trading on the NYMEX, wholesale gasoline fell 2.6 cents to close at $2.169 a gallon, heating oil fell was flat at $2.515 a gallon and natural gas rose 4.6 cents to close at $3.873 per 1,000 cubic feet.Bond prices fell. The yield on the U.S. 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.34 per cent from 2.31 per cent Thursday.In metals trading, the price of gold fell $27 to $1,171.60 an ounce. Silver fell 31 cents to $16.11 an ounce and copper fell 2 cents to $3.05 a pound. From swoon to surge: US stocks reach record levels after Japan’s surprise economic stimulus by Ken Sweet, The Associated Press Posted Oct 31, 2014 12:07 am MDT read more

  • The Bobby Bonilla Retirement Plan Quit Baseball In 2001 Get Paid Until

    Bobby Bonilla hasn’t played in a professional baseball game since 2001, yet on July 1 of this year, the New York Mets paid him $1.19 million. And they will every July 1 until 2035, as part of a deferred contract that the Mets negotiated with Bonilla after the 1999 season. Instead of paying him $5.9 million that year, the Mets would owe Bonilla almost $30 million over the course of the deferred contract. How’d that happen? Watch the video above to find out.Read more: Bobby Bonilla Was More Than The Patron Saint Of Bad ContractsThe Undefeated: Bobby Bonilla Was More Than Just That Mets Contract read more

  • Man United defender Smalling apologises for suicide bomber costume

    first_imgThe front page of today’s Irish Sun. Credit: Mike Hogan MANCHESTER UNITED’S CHRIS Smalling has apologised over an “insensitive” fancy dress stunt that saw him appear to imitate a suicide bomber.The England international was pictured in the British press on this morning wearing a costume that appeared to show him with a mock circuit board and mobile phone strapped to his chest, as well as bottles of the alcoholic drink Jagermeister and cans of Red Bull around his waist.Smalling’s management company released a statement on his behalf confirming that the picture was taken at a private party at the defender’s home, with the outfit designed to be an elaborate pun on the popular ‘Jagerbomb’ drink, which is a mix of Jagermeister and Red Bull.They also admitted that Smalling accepted the outfit had been “insensitive”.“Chris and his girlfriend hosted a fancy dress party to celebrate Christmas and their belated birthdays with close friends in the assumed privacy of his own home,” Wasserman Media Group reportedly said in the statement.He dressed in a costume consisting of empty bottles of Jagermeister and cans of Red Bull strapped to his chest in an attempted comedy play on the popular ‘Jagerbomb drink’.“Although he fully accepts in hindsight it was an ill-thought out and insensitive decision, absolutely no harm was intended whatsoever and he apologises for any offence caused.”Originally posted at 09.05Buckley calls for level playing field over Shamrock Rovers ‘B’ teamMessi wastes no time, scoring twice on return from injurylast_img read more

  • iPad bientôt un razdemarée

    first_imgiPad : bientôt un raz-de-marée ?Europe – L’iPad débarque en Europe et avec lui arrivent les prévisions les plus ambitieuses concernant ses futures ventes. L’année 2010 sera de toute évidence celle des tablettes internet.L’iPad sera bientôt disponible en France et les experts prévoient un succès hors normes pour le dernier né d’Apple. Les cabinets d’étude estiment, dans une fourchette plutôt large, des ventes s’échelonnant entre 4 et 10 millions d’unités dans le monde. À lire aussiL’effet terrible et inattendu de la 5G sur les insectesFaisant partie des spécialistes plus “mesurés”, le cabinet GfK explique son raisonnement : “Il s’est vendu 8 millions de netbooks dans le monde l’année de son lancement, alors que son prix tournait autour de 300 euros. Cette fois, il s’agit d’un nouveau marché qui reste à défricher. Nous pensons que l’expérience des utilisateurs va faire la différence.” Voyant le succès se profiler, la concurrence n’a pas tardé à pointer le bout de son nez. Dell s’apprête à sortir sa tablette en juin au Royaume-Uni. Une nouvelle bataille a déjà commencé.Le 26 mai 2010 à 12:47 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

  • Samsung grignote lavance de Nokia et Apple devient le 3e fabricant de

    first_imgSamsung grignote l’avance de Nokia et Apple devient le 3e fabricant de mobilesLe classement mondial des fabricants de téléphone évolue de façon inédite. Nokia squatte la première place depuis des années, mais Samsung est désormais sur ses talons. Mais surtout, Apple se hisse à la 3e place, avec son seul et unique modèle, l’iPhone.International data Corporation (IDC) nous apprend dans sa dernière publication que le marché des mobiles ne connaît pas la crise. Porté par les smartphones, les ventes ont progressé de 150 millions d’unités sur un an pour un total de 1,55 milliard.Mais la donne change. Nokia est depuis toujours le fabricant numéro 1, mais cette année sa part de marché est passée de 32 % à 27 %. Et encore, car beaucoup de ses ventes sont désormais dans les pays émergents : il a donc perdu davantage dans les pays occidentaux. Seuls ses Lumia, des smartphones créés avec Microsoft, peuvent lui donner bon espoir de rester no 1.Samsung le talonne de près, avec 329 millions de terminaux écoulés pendant l’année (contre 417 pour Nokia). Chez Samsung, on ne doute pas de dépasser l’éternel rival dans le courant de l’année.Apple ne produit sans doute pas autant de téléphones, mais il a l’argument de ne produire qu’un seul appareil, l’iPhone 4S. Et rien qu’avec ça, la pomme est déjà troisième au classement mondial, avec 93 millions de ventes. Et l’iPhone 5 devrait faire des ravages cette année…Celui qui a perdu sa place, c’est LG, avec 24 % de ventes en moins en 2011.Le 3 février 2012 à 18:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

  • Arsenal midfielder admits early season struggles

    first_imgArsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has revealed he struggled during his early days to adjust to the pace and the intensity of the football that is played in England.The Uruguayan who signed for the Gunners this summer admits he struggled with the physicality of the league when he first arrived.Torreira said, according to Football London:“What I have seen in my short time here in England is that tootball is much more intense, much more physical. It only takes three or four passes to create a goalscoring opportunity.”“That’s not the case in Italy, where it’s not so open. The game there is very tactical and there is very little space to receive the ball.”“At first everything was new for me. It’s a new style of football. It’s different and so are my team-mates but it’s about always fighting for it and working day after day.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“I am listening to a lot and learning with the help of my team-mates and all the people in the club – the technical staff have helped me to grow. It has made me feel really comfortable with the team.”“The most important thing for me is trying to bring balance to the team.”“To help the defenders and support the midfielders. To try to help the attackers and to be constantly trying to help in ordering that.”“They are small things out there, but in the end, they make a big difference.”last_img read more

  • KCHS Ski Team Works To Keep Dipnet Beaches Clean

    first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享For the 10th year in a row the Kenai Central High School ski team spent their summer helping to clean the Kenai beaches throughout the Dipnet Season. KCHS Ski Coach Brad Nyquist: “There are a lot of compliments, and every year I get more and more compliments from the people about how clean the beaches are. It’s also really good for our kids to give back to the community.”  Nyquist: “Just a presence down there, doing this, helps remind people that they can also pick things up as well.”  Parents, coaches and students all volunteer their time each summer to participate in the annual clean up efforts. The City of Kenai does pay the ski team a small fee to do the cleanup, which helps support team activities, according to Nyquist. The KCHS ski team picks up trash two times a week while the Kenai personal-use dipnet fishery is open each summer.last_img read more

  • Women Federation of Kapra holds meeting

    first_imgMallapur: Women Federation of Kapra held a meeting here on Thursday. MLA Bethi Subhash Reddy attended it as the chief guest. He lauded Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for providing financial assistance to self-help groups (SHGs). He asked women to sensitise people on saving water. He assured to provide loans from banks to SHGs. Kapra Deputy Commissioner Dasarath, corporator Pannala Devender Reddy, SHGs Officer Indira, officials and supervisors were present.last_img

  • Parliament extends women reserve seats for 25 more yrs

    first_imgparliamentThe Jatiya Sangsad on Sunday passed the Constitution (Seventeenth Amendment) Bill-2018 to extend the tenure of the women reserve seat for more 25 years, with a view to ensuring women participation and empowerment of women in the legislation.Law, justice and parliamentary affairs minister Anisul Haq moved the bill in the House, which was passed in an amended form as per the recommendation of the standing committee, unanimously by division votes with Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair, reports BSS.Piloting the proposed bill, the minister said as per article 3 of section 65 of the constitution, the ten-year tenure of the 50 women reserve seats in parliament will expire on 28 January 2019.“If the tenure of the 50 women seats is not extended through the amendment of the constitution then the provision of the women reserve seat will be abolished from the constitution,” he added.Under the proposed bill, law minister said the ratification of the proposed bill will extend the tenure of the women reserve to 25 years. Side by side, any woman can contest in the election directly from any place and any constituency across the country under Article 2 of the section 65 of the constitution, he said.The provision of the women reserve seats was extended for three times by increasing to 30 as per the Constitution (Tenth Amendment) Act in 1990, then increased to 45 as per the Constitution (Fourteenth Amendment) Act, 2004 and finally increased to 50 as per the Constitution (Fifteenth Amendment) Act in 2011.last_img read more

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