Nodak Speedway looking to fill coordinator position

first_imgMINOT, N.D. – Nodak Race Club is looking for a full-time Marketing/Event Coordinator. Flexible schedule, but must work scheduled race days in the summer. Job Duties: Sell Advertising Packages, Answer the phone, Attend Weekly Board Meetings, Update Facebook, Coordinate NODAK Race Club events, Various weekly and race day duties. Base Salary with great bonus potential. Send resume to NODAK Race Club at P.O. Box 702, Minot, ND 58702 or [email protected] Resumes should be received by February 21, 2016.last_img read more

Steyer says he’s spending millions because he has something different to say

first_imgIOWA CITY — California billionaire Tom Steyer has spent nearly $86 million on advertising since he entered the Democratic presidential race this summer. Some competitors have accused him of buying his way onto the stage for the televised debates.Steyer told Radio Iowa he “has something different to say” and that’s why he’s spending millions of his own money on the campaign. “I’m not somebody who’s famous and I’m one of the last people to have gotten into this race months after other people,” Steyer said, “so I view it as like what I’m going in this race is what I’ve done for 10 years which is when I htink there’s something really important and wrong in the United States, I put in all my time and all my energy and I spend money to try and correct it.”Steyer is a former hedge fund manager from San Francisco with an estimated $1.6 billion fortune. He retired in 2012 at the age of 55 and in 2013 he launched NextGen America to register new voters and focus on issues related to climate change. Steyer’s presidential campaign commercials have been running in Iowa since this summer and some Iowans have noticed a bit of bling around his waist.“I wear a beaded belt from Kenya,” Steyer told Radio Iowa. “The reason why I wear it is partly because I really like it and I think it’s really pretty, so it’s fun for me to get up in the morning and put on something colorful and fun.”Steyer said the multi-colored belt is also a reminder of his visit to schools in Kenya that were established just for girls.“Actually giving girls the chance to go to school at least through high school changes everything in a country,” Steyer told Radio Iowa, “and it has dramatic impacts in ways that people don’t understand and really, if I may use the grandiose expression, save the world.”Steyer also has drawn attention for wearing the same red tie to high-profile campaign events.“If you get the sense that I’m a creature of habit, maybe I’d have to plead guilty. I love color,” Steyer said of his red tie and multi-colored belt. “…I like to have bright things around and get going in the morning with kind of a spring in my step and a sense of fun and joy.”Steyer will be wearing that tie and belt at Thursday’s televised debate among the candidates.“I think we’re in a new stage where voters, citizens are getting a lot more serious,” Steyer saod.Steyer and the other six candidates have promised to boycott the debate at a university facility in Los Angeles if a labor dispute on the campus isn’t resolved by Thursday night. In addition, Steyer has joined those who’ve asked party officials to change the criteria for participating in the next debate in Des Moines — so candidates like Cory Booker and Julian Castro who haven’t met the fundraising or polling thresholds may participate.last_img read more

Possible prison time for students being criminal ‘money mules’

first_imgHundreds of Irish students agreeing to let fraudsters use their bank accounts could lead to possible jail time, it has been reported. Gardaí believe hundreds of millions of euro have been laundered through Irish bank accounts with students complicit in criminal acts.They are being contacted via social media with the lure of making easy money. Criminals see university campuses as soft targets for recruiting these “money mules”.Detective Chief Superintendent Patrick Lordan Irish Independent students who had got involved in the scam were now under threat of being jailed. “There are several hundred student accounts in Ireland being used for this type of activity,” he said.“We’ve seen one student do it two or three times, so they know what they’re doing. And they are now getting into trouble. Some have been charged and more will be charged.“Custodial sentences are now in the frame. Because without a money mule, this fraud often doesn’t work. It’s like drug trafficking.”Once a scam has been successful, scammers need a bank account to transfer the money into for withdrawal. “What happens is that someone approaches a student and says ‘a friend of mine wants to invest here in Ireland, but it’s taking a while to get past the red tape, so I’ll pay you €500 to use your account’,” said the senior officer.The fraudster then wires illicit cash into the account before getting the student to take it out or move it on to a further account.Det Chief Supt Lordan said students must be fully aware they are facing serious criminal sanctions if they engage in what may appear harmless.“These students are committing offences,” he said. “This can have a permanent effect on your life.” He said any students who found themselves in such a situation should report it.Possible prison time for students being criminal ‘money mules’ was last modified: April 28th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gold bracelet found in Buncrana – is it yours?

first_imgA public appeal has been made following the discovery of a gold bracelet in the Buncrana area. The bracelet, which was found at Father Hegarty’s rock in the Inishowen town, appears to have an inscription that reads Anne & Kevin, 07/06/80.It was reported as found on the 7th of October. The public have been asked to call Buncrana Garda Station on 074-9320540 with any enquiries about the bracelet with the incident number 16914457 or call to the station.Gold bracelet found in Buncrana – is it yours? was last modified: October 7th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Speculation over Fulham and Saints’ apparent interest in Barnsley star

first_imgBarnsley right-back John Stones, 18, is set to cost Fulham £1.5m, according to The Sun.The Sun also say Hull are planning a £3m bid for Whites keeper David Stockdale.The Daily Mail, meanwhile, say Fulham have had a £1.5m bid for Stones rejected and that Southampton also want him.Arsenal are looking to steal West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame, The Sun say.QPR have made a bid for Diame and hope to hold talks with the 25-year-old, who is expected to return from a hamstring injury in the Hammers’ FA Cup replay against Manchester United.It is claimed Arsenal will watch him in that game and plan to make their own offer.QPR boss Harry Redknapp has clinched the £8m capture of striker Loic Remy from Marseille and the £7m signing of Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila, again according to The Sun.Related West London Sport story: QPR set to table formal bid for French starThe Sun also say Redknapp faces a hostile reception at West Brom tonight after trying to sign Baggies duo Jonas Olsson and Peter Odemwingie, and that R’s star Adel Taarabt is in hot water for sending abusive texts after being left out of Morocco’s squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.The Daily Mirror say QPR are willing to hand Odemwingie a bonus and an automatic 12-month contract extension if they avoid relegation and have offered Remy a salary of £70,000 a week.And The Sun report that Chelsea are closing on Celta Vigo’s Iago Aspas.Reading are apparently keen on the striker, who is said to be available for £5.5m.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

The EPA Rejects a Proposed Requirement for Lead Dust Testing

first_imgThe Environmental Protection Agency has defused a long-simmering debate over a dust-wipe testing rule that was one of the proposed revisions to the agency’s 2008 Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) program.In a July 15 announcement of final RRP updates, the agency rejected the dust-wipe regulation, which would have required third-party clearance testing for renovations in homes built before 1978. The EPA did, however, announce that it had toughened other rules, which now require:Construction of impermeable containment walls around exterior workspaces to prevent the spread of lead dust beyond the work areas. The enclosures must consist of a nonporous material, such as plastic sheeting, wrapped and secured in “vertical containment” fashion over scaffolding or another rigid frame.Training of uncertified workers in lead-safe work practices. Training must be administered by certified renovators.Monitoring by certified renovators to make sure their workers properly maintain containment envelopes and prevent the spread of debris.Dust-and-debris containment inside the enclosure during the use of power tools equipped with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuums. The tools must be operated “so that no visible dust or release of air occurs outside of the shroud or containment system,” the EPA says.Another revision allows states to increase penalties for noncompliance with the containment rules. The dust-wipe testing rule, meanwhile, was shelved because, as EPA puts it, it “is convinced that the work practices established in the 2008 RRP rule are reliable, effective, and safe, and that imposing a dust wipe testing or clearance requirement is unwarranted.”Opposing viewsThe National Association of Home Builders, which objected to the dust-wipe testing proposal and had pushed for legislative action to try to curtail EPA funding unless it rejected the dust-wipe proposal, applauded the agency’s final take on the issue. NAHB claims the cost of dust-wipe testing would have unnecessarily increased the cost of renovations on homes covered by RRP regulations.Among the groups that supported the testing proposal, the National Center for Healthy Housing, a nonprofit developer of science-based strategies for creating safe homes, said it was disheartened that the EPA rejected the dust-testing rule but reasonably confident the RRP will be beneficial if properly enforced. “Some changes ease the burden for contractors while others strengthen the rule’s health protectiveness,” the NCHH said in a press release.While some contractors have pegged the cost of a third-party dust-wipe tests at between $100 to $500, Jane Malone, NCHH’s policy director, pointed out to GBA that in practice the actual cost would likely be close to $100. She also noted that RRP regulations are written on the presumption that lead is present in pre-1978 buildings, but that if a contractor, through EPA-approved third-party testing, proves lead isn’t in a pre-1978 residence before work begins, he or she doesn’t have to operate under RRP constraints on that particular project.Malone added that while there’s no getting around the extra costs on RRP-compliant projects, the cost of dust-wipe testing could come in well below that of other requirements, including vertical containment.last_img read more

Does Silicon Valley Look Like “Silicon Valley”?

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… I hit the streets of San Francisco on an all-too-warm afternoon with camera and notebook in tow, scouting for people wearing what I thought of as the “tech uniform”—the studiedly casual California look associated with startup culture.You know the look—company T-shirt, jeans, and the omnipresent hoodie. You’ve seen this fresh-from-the-dorm look in films like The Social Network and now in HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” the series that cunningly stereotypes the Bay Area’s tech scene. Does reality reflect the Hollywood stereotype?I grew up in the Bay Area, so I already had an idea in my head, shaped both by pop-culture images and my own lived reality. Documenting the style, I hoped, might make me question my assumptions, as well as understand the genesis of this tech style—if indeed there was a singular style to be found.In my head, the tech uniform looked a lot like this:The Tech Uniform: Programmer Drag? As noted fashion thinker and ReadWrite muse RuPaul once noted, we are born naked. The rest is drag.So even as a software developer grabs whatever’s clean in his dresser, the choices he makes reflect the culture he lives and works in. Perhaps it’s not drag as much as code—an algorithm designed around efficiency. Whatever you call it, it’s a social construction, not something you’re born with or issued when your plane lands at SFO.The hints are all there: the branded tees and hoodies, the two-wheeled transportation, the stubbly face in transition from a goatee to a beard. Yes, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made hoodies and Adidas flip-flops famous—or infamous. But this image isn’t based on any single person’s reality. It’s an amalgamation of many converging ideas of what startup culture looks like. The idea of a tech uniform, we should note, is also stereotypically male—not so much gendered as male by default, created with the presumption of a male-dominated tech community.  It’s the intersection of many depictions of the “tech guy”, bred both within the culture and outside of it. As author and early Facebook employee Kate Losse wrote, the myth of the “brogrammer” is more a creation of the media than a reflection of reality. Now startup employees are emulating the stereotype, wherein lies its danger.What’s wrong with T-shirts and jeans, you might ask? On the surface, nothing. But the idea of a uniform, whether prescribed by authority or by social pressures, raises questions about who’s wearing it, and hence in the group, and who’s outside. Without a uniform, there can’t be an other to exclude.Clearly I need a company-logo hoodie. I appear to have violated the dress code. #OpenAir #San FranciscoStyle— Tekla Perry (@TeklaPerry) April 24, 2014Perhaps it’s the trickle-up effect within the tech community: Young startup entrepreneurs straight out of university carry their casual academic dress into the workplace, from whiteboard sessions to board meetings. In a culture that worships young founders, the startup boss in the graphic tee and cargo shorts sets the tone for the rest of the company.Suddenly, coworkers and investors are dressing to match the man—and so often it’s a man—at the top. Newer employees follow suit. Next thing you know, the whole company looks like it would fit in a lecture hall. There’s also a trickle-down effect, as external representations in film and TV weigh on people’s fashion choices.Think about Mark Zuckerberg. Now think about Jessie Eisenberg playing Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network. Then think about Andy Samberg parodying Jessie Eisenberg playing Mark Zuckerberg in the The Social Network. Suddenly, the image of the “guy who works in tech” is not only cemented in the minds of the tech community themselves, through three layers of representation and imitation.Madame Tussauds recently revealed a waxen, shoeless Mark Zuckerberg, with a T-shirt, hoodie, jeans, and brandless MacBook. (Apple’s always so fussy about its appearance.) Along with being barefoot—not a look he’s styled for almost a decade—he’s also sitting in a chair cross-legged, which is pushing the chill factor pretty hard. This is the image that will greet tourists from all over the world, an image that will affirm and reify their idea of Silicon Valley. It doesn’t matter that the Zuckerberg figure doesn’t look much like the nearly 30-year-old man who took the stage recently at a Facebook developer conference.  The tech guy turns into a costume, and programmer drag comes into existence.The Brogrammer Myth Becomes RealityIf brogrammers did not exist, the producers of “Silicon Valley” would have to invent them. As Losse, the early Facebook employee, noted in her essay on the myth of the brogrammer,  the term, a portmanteau of “bro” and “programmer,” gained traction in the media in recent years despite starting as an inside joke, a mocking of overcompensatory masculinity among programmers who recognized that their profession was not particularly butch. A developer who rejected “typical” programmer personality traits like nerdiness and introversion in favor of the sporty gregariousness of a college jock or fraternity pledge would not have fit in well at Facebook or anywhere.Yet as startups and technology became a sexy, mainstream phenomenon, and programming widens in its appeal, the “brogrammer” myth, picked up by the media, turns into an ideal. You can have it all, kids—startup riches and bro-sanctioned masculinity! Thus the uneasy marriage of the hoodie and the Under Armour compression T-shirt, the hipster bike pants and the designer jeans in today’s Silicon Valley.If watching HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” which paints brogrammers as code-typing, conniving bullies in tight T-shirts with the wrong kind of Valley accent, hurts a little, it’s because it cuts too close to the truth. Take a stroll around San Francisco’s South of Market district, though, and you’ll see fewer fist bumps and spandex tees and more men who look like the show’s main character, Richard, in his button-up shirt and slacks.And that’s where “Silicon Valley” inches closer to the real deal. The parody approaches parity with reality.The Street Styles Of SoMa Marcus Ubungen of Goodby Silverstein wears a t-shirt, dark wash jeans, sneakers, a messenger bag, cap, and thick rimmed glasses.I wasn’t going to find the answers watching TV shows or reading essays on the Web, so I decided to set out and document San Francisco’s real styles.Kanyi Maqubela of Collaborative Fund wears a grey button up, jeans, Toms, and a backpack.Setting forth from ReadWrite’s San Francisco headquarters—at Third and Townsend, a block away from Caltrain and in the heart of SoMa, I began my search for the real tech uniform. Scouting people for photos in such an enclosed tech bubble is not an easy feat. Everyone has somewhere to go, lunch to get, people to meet. Avos’ Vijay Karunamurthy wears a plaid button up underneath a grey sweater, dark wash jeans, patent black shoes, and a gym bag.Marcus Ubungen, a film director who works out of downtown San Francisco at Goodby Silverstein, stopped to pose before hopping into an Uber—reminding us that the apps on one’s phone are as much a part of the uniform as the T-shirt on one’s body. The trend seemed to be stylishly casual from the start. San Francisco favors comfort over fussy and complicated outfits.Kanyi Maqubela, a venture partner at Collaborative Fund, says most of his colleagues wear limited-edition sneakers to work—an option that combines a studied ease with deliberate self-expression. I caught up with Vijay Karunamurthy of Avos in line at Philz Coffee. Karunamurthy, who helped create Avos’s Mixbit video app, doesn’t think Silicon Valley techies pay too much attention to what other people wear. That leads individuals to feel more free to be who they are. He calls it “casual with a purpose.”A Flock Of Coders’s “Silicon Valley” paints groups of programmers as a stereotyped flock of five—”a tall skinny white guy, short skinny Asian guy, fat guy with a ponytail, some guy with crazy facial hair, and then an East Indian guy. It’s like they trade guys until they all have the right group.” This stereotype defied discovery—I couldn’t find a group like this if I tried. But I did catch this trio emerging from GitHub’s San Francisco headquarters. David Newman (left), Jake Boxer (center), and Fabian Perez (right) of GitHub.These three GitHubbers took a different stance towards tech culture’s widespread dress-for-comfort attitude. GitHub’s David Newman wears a pastel blue shirt under a darker blue, crew neck sweater. He pairs this with grey jeans, brown suede shoes, a gold watch, a thick rimmed glasses.GitHub’s David Newman describes that attitude as “intentionally casual.”He explained that often in a tech company, newer employees will want to wear clothes marked with the company logo in order to represent the brand. After the initial phase of decking themselves out in head-to-toe company merch, employees then go through a period of distancing from the brand.Jake Boxer of GitHub wears a dark blue t-shirt, dark grey jeans, black sneakers, a black GitHub hoodie, and thick rimmed glasses.The science of a tech company shirt is really complex. Wearing newer shirts could signify a newbie—a new hire. Non-company shirts may be worn by a longtime staffer comfortable in his role. Or these longstanding employees might also wear older company T-shirts, with outdated logos, to indicate all the years they’ve put in. At this point in the conversation I felt as though I was being taught the etiquette of a 17th-century French court.This idea that specific T-shirt customs within a tech company can follow certain rules and imply meaning, power, and hierarchy is a fascinating one.It’s an example of how the everyday fashion choices of bosses and coworkers influences others in the company. Employees may not judge one another for their brand of plaid for the day, but a 2008-era GitHub shirt? That alone speaks volumes.GitHub’s Fabian Perez wears a button up plaid shirt underneath a dark blue v-neck sweater. He pairs this with camel pants, dark blue sneakers, and sunglasses.Logowear also makes statements about class and attitude towards wealth.Jake Boxer, a developer at GitHub, points out that most people in tech just wear what they can get for free. That conveys a certain attitude towards material possessions that’s common in the tech culture.Yet there remains a yearning for more: Dressed in GitHub’s signature Octocat-branded hoodie alongside his sweater-clad colleagues, Boxer tells me he regularly looks towards his more fashion-forward coworkers for style inspiration, because as he puts it, using video-game-inspired slang, “We could all level up a little bit.” Not that one has much to aspire to. It’s hard to level up when the average level is so low. Fabian Perez, a designer at GitHub who comes from the northeastern U.S., finds fashion in San Francisco’s tech culture uninspired compared to what he’s used to.A Moving TargetLumen Sivitz (left) of Mighty Spring pairs a dark grey t-shirt with dark wash jeans, brown boots, a messenger bag, and tortoise shell sunglasses. Dan Wiesenthal (right) of MyProject also wears a t-shirt, jeans, sneakers, a messenger bag, and sunglasses.I caught Lumen Sivitz, CEO of Mighty Spring, next to his bike. Besides leaving a smaller carbon footprint, this choice of transportation plays a huge part in one’s work attire. (Try biking to work in a three-piece suit.)Sivitz says that his outfit depends on the context of his day. He’ll wear a button-up for business meetings, for example. He says none of his colleagues appear to invest too much in what he’s wearing—again, a theme that in tech, you dress for yourself.MyProject engineer Dan Wiesenthal agrees that the tech bubble is a relatively judgement-free zone in terms of fashion, where comfort and individuality take precedent over getting in the good style graces of a colleague. What I appreciated most was the idea that all that mattered in getting ready in the morning was their happiness for the day. Sivitz and Wiesenthal explained that “… it’s all about the right T-shirt,” paired with some brown boots or sneakers. So much meaning in such simple garb.So maybe TV does get it right sometimes. I saw bits and pieces of my stereotypical tech-guy avatar at various points in my photo journey; a fixie bike here, some Warby Parker glasses there, and company T-shirts everywhere.Like so many other styles of clothing, the tech uniform is a mishmash of street style and mainstream influences. Through it all, there’s a fundamental idea: Dressing not for success, but for happiness. It’s a dream we can all aspire to—if only putting on the uniform was all we had to do to live the fantasy of today’s Silicon Valley.Photos by Madeleine Weiss for ReadWrite, Illustration by Nigel Sussman and Madeleine Weiss for ReadWrite  stephanie ellen chan Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutcenter_img Tags:#Brogrammers#Clothing#fashion#Mark Zuckerberg#Outfits#programmers#Silicon Valley#Silicon Valley Street Style#social network#soma#style 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Ind vs Eng: Bell, Swann push India to the wall at Oval

first_imgIan Bell scored a double ton propelling England to an advantageous position against India on a day which saw the whole of the second session being wiped out because of incessant rains during the fourth Test at The Oval on Saturday. Score | PhotosAt close on Day Three India were 103/5 with Rahul Dravid (57 n.o.) and MS Dhoni (5 n.o.) in the middle in reply to England’s first innings total of 591/6 dec.After Bell’s impressive double, England offie Graeme Swann lapped up three wickets, including that of Sachin Tendulkar, to push India to the wall.England started the day with an overnight score of 457/3 with Bell (181 not out) and night watchman James Anderson (3 not out) in the middle.On Friday Bell and Kevin Pietersen put on a record 350-run partnership, scoring massive tons, even as India were once again left searching for answers on the second day of the fourth Test.Saturday saw Sreesanth got rid of night watchman early. A thick edge off Anderson’s bat was easily taken by VVS Laxman in the slips cordon and he departed for 13. England score at the stage was a massive 480/4. Sreesanth then came around to get rid of next man Eoin Morgan on one with skipper MS Dhoni performing the final honours behind the stumps.Bell who was still batting at the other end, later, hit a four off Sreesanth to complete his double ton.Finally it was Suresh Raina who got the man India wanted. On the second day he had claimed Kevin Pietersen after he had scored 175 and today he sent back Bell on 235. The batsman was wanted to sweep Raina past the boundary, but the ball didn’t connect and instead trapped him leg-before. Bell’s innings was decorated with 23 fours and two sixes.advertisementEngland were 591/6 at lunch with Ravi Bopara (44 n.o.) and Matt Prior (18 n.o.) at the crease when rain washed away the second session. With a good first innings total on board, England decided to declare the innings on 501/6.Post tea, India came out to bat with Rahul Dravid partnering Virender Sehwag at the opening slot.Dravid opened in place of Gautam Gambhir, who suffered a mild concussion while fielding on Friday and had to undergo a medical examination.However, Sehwag failed to give India a good start and James Anderson trapped him leg-before on eight. New man in the middle, VVS Laxman too didn’t last long and a few deliveries later fell a victim to Stuart Broad’s pace. Laxman could only add two runs to India’s total of 13.Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who isn’t having a good go in the series, was the next to walk back. He played a sweep shot off England offie Graeme Swann and ended up lobbing the ball to James Anderson and India were down to 68/3. Tendulkar could only managed to score 23.Swann then sent back Suresh Rain, who was stumped by wicketkeeper Matt Prior on a duck and India lost their fourth wicket on 93.India decided to send in Ishant Sharma as the night watchman, but he became Swann’s third victim. Eventually skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had to come in to bat alongside Rahul Dravid, who all this while was holding fort.At close on Day Three India were 103/5 with Rahul Dravid (57 n.o.) and MS Dhoni (5 n.o.) in the middle.last_img read more

Roger Federer creates history at Wimbledon: Twitter hails the ‘King of tennis’

first_imgRuthless Roger Federer thrashed suffering Croat Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon singles crowns on Sunday, five years after landing his seventh.The Swiss maestro, appearing in his 11th Wimbledon final, was challenged early on but once he broke a nervous Cilic in the fifth game of the opening set the match became a no-contest.Not that Federer was concerned as, 23 days before his 36th birthday, the father of four became the oldest men’s singles champion at Wimbledon in the professional era — doing so without dropping a set throughout a glorious fortnight.The twitter world exploded with congratualatory messgaes for the 19-time Grand Slam winner. Time stands still and once again it’s for @rogerfederer! Congratulations Champ ?? #WimbledonFinal- Leander Paes (@Leander) July 16, 2017Taking a 6month break and then firing it up with a googly – much deserved! congratulations @rogerfederer .Keep the spins going ???? #Wimbledon- Rohan Bopanna (@rohanbopanna) July 16, 2017The king of tennis without a doubt ?????? @rogerfederer Grand Slam title 19 and still counting! ?? #congrats #champ #Wimbledon #mercedesfamily- Mesut ?zil (@MesutOzil1088) July 16, 2017 PURE CLASS = @rogerfederer #Wimbledon ??- Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) July 16, 2017Most GS Titles At Same Tournament10 Rafael Nadal #FrenchOpen8 Roger Federer #Wimbledon7 Pete Sampras Wimbledon6 Novak Djokovic #AusOpen- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 16, 2017What an absolute freak @rogerfederer is, 8th Wimbledon title unbelievable! #Wimbledon- Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) July 16, 2017 Congratulations on a record eighth #Wimbledon trophy, @rogerfederer!?????? (@FIFAcom) July 16, 2017?????? What a final! ?????? Congrats @RogerFederer for #Wimbledon title no.8 and #GrandSlam title no.19 ???? Living legend!advertisement- Shkodran Mustafi (@MustafiOfficial) July 16, 2017Slam Wimbledon 19 @rogerfederer ???? #sw19 #wimbledon #welldone- TomÅ Berdych (@tomasberdych) July 16, 2017With this form, Federer could beat the Lannisters, Starks, Targaryens, Whitewalkers & dragons put together! The real king ???#WimbledonFinal- Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) July 16, 2017Age is just a number and the legend just proves it again.Congratulations @rogerfederer on another grand slam.#WimbledonFinal Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 16, 2017You don’t play @rogerfederer on grass. You play on his grass. #JustDoIt Nike (@Nike) July 16, [email protected] champion of champions and my favourite of all time. #Superhuman #immortal thank you for the joy- Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) July 16, 2017Game set match. @rogerfederer #legend #Wimbledon #RoleModel- David Miller (@DavidMillerSA12) July 16, 2017#19 tastes great Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) July 16, 2017Congratulations legend @rogerfederer on winning your 8th #WimbledonFinal . Champion amongst champions you are. What a treat to watch.- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 16, 2017last_img read more

Koffee with Devgn-Kajol was more than just frivolous fun

first_imgBy Subhash K JhaKajol and Karan Johar are besties and Devgn wanted to be no part of his wife’s friends’circle. Kajol was fine with that.This was one of the ‘true confessions’ that emerged from the hour-long tete-a-tete with the couple in this week’s episode of Koffee With Karan..Kajol, God bless her ebullient soul, threatened to take over the conversation. But Devgn held his own. We now know for sure who wears the pants in the Devgn residence.Married for 19 years the couple demonstrated a certain casual comfort and lack of affectation in each other’s company where, as they said, couples don’t necessarily have to keep talking to one another to prove they are compatible.Lest we forget, Karan Johar’s talk show is about talking. And he spoke a lot, as usual.He apologised to Kajol for the very public fall-out that they had recently. I was wrong, he said. You were wrong, Kajol seemed to agree. While Kajol and Karan made amends, Devgn looked as though he couldn’t care less.I suppose the secret of their long-lasting togetherness was revealed on that couch with Karan Johar. Kajol talks. And Ajay Devgn DOESN’T listen. But the bantering apart, I could see a whole lot of mutual respect in this marriage in the way Devgn praised his wife for being a good daughter-in-law, in the bemused admiration he expressed while ostensibly teasing her about cheap shopping online, in the pride in his voice when he spoke about his two children, and in the sporting way he ribbed her about her obsession with selfies during her budhapa (old age).So are Karan Johar and Ajay Devgn friends finally? I don’t think so. They inhabit different world, and that’s what makes their marriage work. This doesn’t mean Devgn will keep that promise of coming to dinner at Karan’s place.Don’t raise your hopes too high, Karan. Ajay Devgn came on your show because his wife dragged him along. This is just not his scene.–IANSskj/vcadvertisementlast_img read more