Major football sponsors on Friday issued coordinated calls for the immediate resignation of FIFA president Sepp Blatter in the most significant move by companies supporting the sport since a bribery and corruption scandal erupted at world football's governing body last May. … [Read more...] about Major sponsors call for FIFA’s Blatter to resign
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During your working years it's vital that you save and invest, maybe in an employer-based 401(k), an IRA, or through an automated investment service like Wealthsimple that automatically adjusts your portfolio to help you weather the occasional storm fronts on the financial markets. … [Read more...] about What’s the Average Social Security Check in Hatboro-Horsham?
It’s not true. We have a league. But that is not enough. We have to bring in the organised private sector. When Wizkid or Davido are playing where do they go? They have Arena, Eko Convention Centre. Where do we play our own? Agege stadium. In the whole of this axis, from where you are coming to Ajah, except for Onikan Stadium that is undergoing renovation, did you see any playing arena? So where is the development? If one has to come to the stadium, there has to be adequate security, relaxation points like the cinema, restaurant and more. Then you will see people will come back to the stadiums. But if you want somebody from here to go to Agege and watch football he won’t because he would consider the traffic, the distance, etc. That is why the music and movie industry is growing so fast. They have been able to repackage themselves very well. Before it was football. Then you can’t compare a musician or a movie star with a footballer. But not again, they have left us … [Read more...] about What Abiola promised me — Etim Esim
Yet there are glimpses of surpassingly eerie dystopian beauty. The sky, variously, is “poisoned silver,” “the recorded blue of a Cannes sky,” or, in the novel’s first sentence, “the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.” Tokyo Bay is “a black expanse where gulls wheeled above drifting shoals of white Styrofoam.” A Japanese red-light district is “like a deranged experiment in social Darwinism, designed by a bored researcher who kept one thumb permanently on the fast-forward button.” An artificial intelligence, taking over a human brain, glides “into the man’s flat gray field of consciousness like a water spider crossing the face of some stagnant pool.” The best way to read the novel is to follow Case’s example and “jack in” to its matrix, allowing the images to pass through as under the spell of a narcotic, while ignoring the noise of the constant stream of data. … [Read more...] about American Dreams: Did William Gibson’s ‘Neuromancer’ Blueprint Our Reality?
Last week, the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) told the Delhi High Court that none of the capital’s municipal bodies employed manual scavengers and that drains are cleaned using machines. Yet, 10 workers had died over two months while cleaning septic tanks and sewers in the national capital, following which the court had issued notice to civic bodies. The grim reality is that, despite a strict law prohibiting manual scavenging, the practice continues to thrive. State and society prefer to look away while someone else, most often a Dalit or Scheduled Tribe member, cleans the shit. In her disturbing documentary Kakkoos (Tamil for toilet), Maduraibased filmmaker Divya Bharathi exposes this truth that many of us prefer not to acknowledge. For her efforts and activism, Bharathi was forced to be on the run till recently. In an interview to Indulekha Aravind in Bengaluru, the 26-year-old CPI (ML) activist talks about her film, manual scavenging and the harassment she has faced. … [Read more...] about Manual scavenging: This is caste violence, says filmmaker Divya Bharathi