Since its inception in 2007, Swing for the Kids has raised more than VND15.4 billion ($670,000) for scholarships Former Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Manh Cam has been the Honorary Chairman of VIR’s Swing for the Kids golf tournament since its inception in 2007. He is also known nationally as the godfather of the Vietnamese golf industry. “I brought the sport to Vietnam back in 1996 and helped it grow here after Vietnam joined the ASEAN and normalised its relationship with the rest of the world,” Cam said. “Golf is generally considered a sport for the rich, however, it holds clear potential for the entire country. We can look at VIR’s Swing for the Kids charity golf tournament as a clear example. After the event, thousands of students are being provided with scholarships enabling them to continue their studies, thanks to the generous support from the business community.” For a long time Cam has strongly supported the participation of businesses in … [Read more...] about A human touch behind Swing for the Kids series
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Don't you wish your home looked so dreamy, you could make money on Airbnb if you rented it out? A new Netflix series, "Stay Here," can show you the ropes. Lisa Johnson Mandell, provided by Published 3:00 pm CDT, Friday, October 12, 2018 Photo: Netflix Photo: Netflix Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Netflix How to Make Big Bucks on Airbnb: Vacation Home Secrets From the Netflix Series 'Stay Here' 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Don't you wish your home looked so dreamy, you could make money on Airbnb if you rented it out? A new Netflix series, "Stay Here," can show you the ropes. On the series, designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate broker Peter Lorimer show homeowners how to prepare properties to … [Read more...] about How to Make Big Bucks on Airbnb: Vacation Home Secrets From the Netflix Series ‘Stay Here’
Bill Dow Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 6:03 AM EDT Oct 10, 2018 Mickey Lolich cemented his place in Detroit Tigers lore by pitching the franchise — no, willing it — to one of the greatest World Series comebacks in history. Lolich, then a portly 27-year-old, took the mound at Busch Stadium in St. Louis in Game 7 of the World Series on Oct. 10, 1968. And on two-day’s rest, he twirled his third complete game over eight days as the Tigers became the third team in history to rally from a 3-1 series deficit in the Fall Classic. It was one of the greatest individual feats in franchise history, considering the Cardinals were defending World Series champions. Lolich, a hard-throwing lefty, gave up five runs over his 27 innings. When the Tigers recorded the final out in Game 7, after Tim McCarver popped up down the first-base line, Lolich leapt into the arms of catcher Bill Freehan, who had recorded the final out. It was a moment frozen in time. The Tigers … [Read more...] about 1968 Detroit Tigers: Lolich’s World Series wins still epic
Our Swedish word of the day – medlidande – was suggested by The Local's Member Chris Parrish, who wrote in an e-mail: "I spent time working with adults from all walks of life in Sweden and was warmed by the natural ability of many to feel compassion for others, regardless of nationality, religion or skin colour. I'm sure this is still present even though the far-right winds are blowing stronger." Medlidande consists of two parts, med which means 'co-' or 'with' and lidande which means 'the state of suffering'. Its closest English equivalent is 'compassion', the act of feeling kind-hearted sympathetic concern or sadness for another person who is suffering or has been affected by some kind of misfortune. Today its meaning is figurative, but in old Swedish it could also literally mean that a person shared an affliction with someone else, or for example that a body part was affected by pain elsewhere in the body. It can also be expressed as a verb form: jag lider med dig, … [Read more...] about Swedish word of the day: medlidande
HOUSTON (AP) — A Canadian company’s plan to open a so-called robot brothel in Houston has been short circuited by city leaders. Houston’s City Council on Wednesday updated one local ordinance to specifically ban individuals from having sex with an “anthropomorphic device,” a device that resembles a human being, at a sexually-oriented business. But the change wouldn’t ban the company from selling the dolls for use elsewhere. The company, KinkySdollS, had previously said it wants to open a “love dolls brothel” in Houston in which people would be able to use its human-like dolls at a business that has drawn comparisons to the robotic hosts on the science fiction series “Westworld.” It would have been the company’s second location. The first location opened in 2017 in Toronto. On its web site, the company says it provides an “adult love dolls rent before you buy service.” On its web site, KinkySdollS says its … [Read more...] about A Canadian company wanted to open a ‘love dolls brothel’ in Houston. The city wasn’t having it.