Archive for April, 2014

PostHeaderIcon Clippers owner a long-time laughing stock

Donald Sterling was considered a laughing-stock NBA owner and his Los Angeles Clippers a joke of a team for most of the years since he bought the club in 1981. The remarks sparked a firestorm of controversy and a probe by the NBA, the results of which NBA commissioner Adam Silver is expected to announce Tuesday. Sterling made his fortune in real estate and in part by extracting profits from the …

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PostHeaderIcon NBA: Clippers owner a long-time laughing stock

Donald Sterling was considered a laughing-stock NBA owner and his Los Angeles Clippers a joke of a team for most of the years since he bought the club in 1981. The remarks sparked a firestorm of controversy and a probe by the NBA, the results of which NBA commissioner Adam Silver is expected to announce Tuesday. Sterling made his fortune in real estate and in part by extracting profits from the …

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PostHeaderIcon Berthing pains for Asia's rich put wind in the sails of marina developers

By Andrew Toh SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Marina developers in Southeast Asia are racing to build berths to address the latest problem vexing Asia's rapidly growing ranks of ultra-rich: insufficient parking lots for their superyachts. Yacht sales in Asia currently account for 9 percent of the global market share, according to consultancy Wealth-X. While the number falls behind North America's 44 …

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PostHeaderIcon Blind American attempts Cuba-to-US kayak crossing

A 56-year-old blind American set off in a kayak Friday in an attempt to cross the treacherous Florida Straits that separate Cuba and the United States. Peter Crowley left Havana at 12:35 pm (1635 GMT) in his red boat, accompanied by his son who is guiding him from a separate blue kayak.

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PostHeaderIcon Ex-Man U first-team coach Rene Meulensteen accuses 'axed' Moyes of 'ignoring' club's experienced staff's advice

London, Apr. 25 (ANI): Former Manchester United first-team coach Rene Meulensteen has accused 'axed' manager David Moyes of 'ignoring the advice' of more experienced staff at the club and making a series of fundamental mistakes. Meulesteen, one of the coaches who left after Moyes took over, said that he had warned Moyes that moving from Everton to United to replace Sir Alex Ferguson is like …

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PostHeaderIcon Moyes left all at sea by scale of United job, says former coach

(Reuters) – David Moyes lost his job as Manchester United manager because he ignored advice and failed to appreciate the scale of the job, said Rene Meulensteen, a former coach at the Premier League club. Moyes was sacked on Tuesday after a disastrous 10-month spell in charge, with United now certain to finish outside the Premier League's top four for the first time. Midfielder and assistant …

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PostHeaderIcon Soccer-Moyes left all at sea by scale of United job, says former coach

David Moyes lost his job as Manchester United manager because he ignored advice and failed to appreciate the scale of the job, said Rene Meulensteen, a former coach at the Premier League club. Moyes was sacked on Tuesday after a disastrous 10-month spell in charge, with United now certain to finish outside the Premier League's top four for the first time. Midfielder and assistant coach Ryan …

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PostHeaderIcon 2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup to finish in Monte Carlo

For the first time in history, the famous regatta will take sailors from Saint-Tropez to Monte-Carlo, rather than ending in Italy. The change in finish line location is a one-time occurrence, according to the organizers.  For its 62nd edition, the Giraglia Rolex Cup will defy the tradition that has always defined its finish line as the Italian port of Genoa. Eager to turn the spotlight on the …

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PostHeaderIcon Ronna & Beverly: What We Read

How do people deal with the torrent of information pouring down on us all? What sources can't they live without? We regularly reach out to prominent figures in media, entertainment, politics, the arts, and the literary world to hear their answers. This is drawn from a phone conversation with Ronna Glickman and Beverly Ginsberg, the fiftysomething residents of Marblehead, MA who host their own …

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PostHeaderIcon EGC hoping second Xerox qualifier can raise yet more money

Xerox Emirates general manager Andrew Horne said: “We have had a great kick-off to this year’s challenge with 96 executives participating in the first qualifier at Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, and we are keen to see the numbers swell with each progressive qualifier. “We are proud to support the Noor Dubai Foundation and help bring a mobile eye camp to a developing part of the world.”

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