Money ain’t everything in Covid-19 crisis
COMMENT | “You can run but you can’t hide” could be the title of a song or a quote from American heavyweight boxer Joe Louis to his contender at the eve of a boxing match.However, during this Covid-19 season, this song or quote is about all ages, gender or class. As someone correctly pointed out, even the young or rich are not spared from this Covid-19 scourge that is ruining life socially and economically.The government’s RM250 billion Prihatin Rakyat economic stimulus package rolled out last week was touted as all-encompassing, under the theme “No One Left Behind”.Accolades should be given f...
MLB Considering Skipping The 2020 Draft To Save Money During Coronavirus Shutdown
Major League Baseball is considering the possibility of not conducting a 2020 MLB draft in order to save money during the shutdown of the league due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).The MLB, like many sports leagues around the world, has been shut down indefinitely because of the growing threat from the novel coronavirus. Spring training has been suspended and Opening Day has been pushed back to at least mid-May, and that remains subject to change as the situation develops. When baseball does return many questions will need to be answered including the 2020 amateur draft that is currently schedul...
5 Best Japanese Fast Food Chains to Get Your Money’s Worth – Hamburger Steaks, Gyoza, Gyudon, and More Await!
Japan is full of cheap and tasty fast food chains, and there are plenty of types of food to explore, from your standard hamburgers to local favorites like gyudon (beef bowl), soba noodles, and curry. Read on for the five best Japanese fast food restaurants.1. First KitchenFirst Kitchen is a Japanese hamburger chain mainly found in the Kanto region, but with around 70 stores in total around Japan. Their main focus, in addition to the 11 varieties of hamburgers and sandwiches, is on their pasta range (from 590 JPY (incl. tax)*). You should definitely try the First Classic Burger (550 JPY (incl. ...
Yvonne Jegede shows off assets
Yvonne JegedeNigerian actress, film producer, model, and television personality Yvonne Jegede is not taking it easy with her latest see-through pictures revealing her backside.Yvonne who rose to prominence after she made a cameo appearance in the music video African Queen by 2Face Idibia alongside Annie Macaulay wrote the message below.Money is the root of all evil, but I give you money you no reject am.Money is the root of all evil, but I give you money you collect am.
Do I really pay Social Security for other people?
Q. Is it true that what you pay into Social Security throughout your working life is not put into an account for you, but instead is used to pay for benefits already being received by others?— ConfusedA. Yes, that’s exactly how it works. What you pay in now doesn’t specifically go to an account for you.Let’s go a little deeper.There are a few components of Social Security.First, it is funded by payroll taxes at a rate of 6.2% for the employer and 6.2% for the employee, so effectively, 12.4% of your pay goes into this fund annually, said Jerry Lynch, a certified financial planner with JFL Total...
'Money isn't worth our health' – Balotelli backs calls to stop football in Italy amid Coronavirus fears
Mario Balotelli has echoed calls from Italy’s Players’ Association to postpone football while coronavirus fears remain rife around the country.More than 5000 cases of COVID-19 have been discovered in one of the world’s hotspots for the new disease, with approximately 233 deaths in the nation.The Lombardy region has been particularly hard hit, with Damiano Tommasi, president of the AIC, calling for the game to be stopped for the moment.“Let’s stop the league!! Do we need anything else? Stop football!!” he wrote.Balotelli, who plays with Brescia in the virus-hit region, added his weight to the c...
Kirk Douglas Left No Money To Son Michael Douglas, Leaves Bulk Of His Estate To Charity
Kirk Douglas, one of the most prominent actors of the mid-20th century, left the bulk of his $80 million estate to the charity he co-founded, the Douglas Foundation. The actor died on February 5 at the age of 103. Douglas founded the Douglas Foundation with his wife Anne in 1964. Douglas wanted $50 million to […]
Ira Winderman: Money for nothing? All part of a Heat plan.
PORTLAND, Ore. — The irony of the Miami Heat’s machinations at Thursday’s NBA trade deadline is how they emerged as perceived winners because of the ability to open at least $27 million in cap space for the coming offseason.As in an offseason when the free-agency pool is particularly weak.As in an offseason when the Heat are positioned to only offer one-year contracts.As in … when has cap space mattered to Pat Riley anyway?!!!(Sorry.)Remember, this is someone who sat in front of LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Durant without nearly enough cap space to make an offer, and made offers anyway.Someone ...
Patriots reportedly willing to pay Tom Brady over $30 million to return
As it turns out, the Patriots are willing to pay top dollar to keep Tom Brady. However, it’s not just about the money.According to the NFL Network, the Patriots are prioritizing Brady and are willing to pay him “in excess of $30 million per year to keep him in New England.” That’s significant money and would align Brady with the top paid quarterbacks in the NFL. Money is a start, but not all that matters to Brady. According to the report, if the 42-year-old returns to the Patriots “he wants to see the team spend on some weapons.”The Patriots offense clearly lacked some punch last season and Br...
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Editorial: Money, speech and truth: Citizens United critics fail to understand a fundamental reality about politics and freedom
Ten years ago this week, a bogeyman was born. Its name is Citizens United, the Supreme Court ruling that struck down limits on independent corporate political spending and, liberal Cassandras say, ushered in a dystopian era in which big-money interests got official permission to buy democracy.Quick history lesson: Citizens United was a nonprofit that, during the 2008 Democratic primaries, sought to air a 90-minute ideological documentary deeply critical of Hillary Clinton to Americans’ homes via pay-per-view. The Federal Election Commission barred its broadcast under rules enforcing the McCain...
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