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10 Labour disputes cited in Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady Deflategate

In Business, Sports, USA on செப்ரெம்பர் 4, 2015 at 2:05 முப

Collective Bargaining cases that helped New England Pats QB who was accused of ball tampering in NFL

  1. Abu Dhabi Inv. Auth. v. Citigroup. Inc.
  2. Lehman Brothers
  3. Postlewaite v. McGraw-Hill. Inc
  4. Giddens v. Barclays Capital Inc.
  5. John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co. v. Carolina Power & Light Co.
  6. Bell Aerospace Co. Div. of Textron v. Local516
  7. Chevron Transp. Com. v. Astro Vencedor Compania Naviera. S.A.
  8. United Steelworkers of Am. v. Enterprise Wheel and Car Corporation
  9. Shearson/American Express Inc. v. McMahon
  10. United States v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Sourceinvestigation concerning allegedly deflated footballs used during the AFC Championship Game on January 18,2015

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National Book Critics Circle Finalists – 2014

In Books, Literature, USA on ஜனவரி 23, 2015 at 4:19 பிப

Source: National Book Critics Circle: NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE ANNOUNCES FINALISTS; Sandrof Award to Toni Morrison – Critical Mass Blog

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

  1. Blake Bailey, The Splendid Things We Planned: A Family Portrait (W.W. Norton & Co.)
  2. Roz Chast, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury)
  3. Lacy M. Johnson, The Other Side (Tin House)
  4. Gary Shteyngart, Little Failure (Random House)
  5. Meline Toumani, There Was and There Was Not (Metropolitan Books)

 

BIOGRAPHY

  1. Ezra Greenspan, William Wells Brown: An African American Life (W.W. Norton & Co.)
  2. S.C. Gwynne, Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson (Scribner)
  3. John Lahr, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh (W.W. Norton & Co.)
  4. Ian S. MacNiven, “Literchoor Is My Beat”: A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
  5. Miriam Pawel, The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography (Bloomsbury)

 

CRITICISM

  1. Eula Biss, On Immunity: An Innoculation (Graywolf Press)
  2. Vikram Chandra, Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty (Graywolf Press)
  3. Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press)
  4. Lynne Tillman, What Would Lynne Tillman Do? (Red Lemonade)
  5. Ellen Willis, The Essential Ellen Willis, edited by Nona Willis Aronowitz (University of Minnesota Press)

 

FICTION

  1. Rabih Alameddine, An Unnecessary Woman (Grove Press)
  2. Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Riverhead Books)
  3. Lily King, Euphoria (Atlantic Monthly Press)
  4. Chang-rae Lee, On Such a Full Sea (Riverhead Books)
  5. Marilynne Robinson, Lila (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

 

GENERAL NONFICTION

  1. David Brion Davis, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation (Alfred A. Knopf)
  2. Peter Finn and Petra Couvee, The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle over a Forbidden Book (Pantheon)
  3. Elizabeth Kolbert, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (Henry Holt & Co.)
  4. Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, translated from the French by Arthur Goldhammer (Belknap Press/Harvard University Press)
  5. Hector Tobar, Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

POETRY

  1. Saeed Jones, Prelude to Bruise (Coffee House Press)
  2. Willie Perdomo, The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (Penguin Books)
  3. Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric (Graywolf Press)
  4. Christian Wiman, Once in the West (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
  5. Jake Adam York, Abide (Southern Illinois University Press)

 

NONA BALAKIAN CITATION FOR EXCELLENCE IN REVIEWING: Alexandra Schwartz

JOHN LEONARD PRIZE: Phil Klay, Redeployment (Penguin Press)

 

2014 Lannan Literary Awards and Fellowships: Author Recognitions by NYRB

In Books, Literature, USA on ஜனவரி 23, 2015 at 4:07 பிப

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Source: Literary Awards by Year – Lannan Foundation

  1. Steve Erickson, 2014, Award, Lifetime
  2. Mitchell S. Jackson, 2014, Fellowship, Fiction
  3. Adrian Matejka, 2014, Fellowship, Poetry
  4. Jamaal May, 2014, Fellowship, Poetry
  5. Jill McDonough, 2014, Fellowship, Poetry
  6. Claudia Rankine, 2014, Award, Poetry
  7. Joseph Stroud, 2014, Award, Lifetime

Cultural Freedom awards and fellowships

G20 Thinktanks: 2012 Global Go To Think Tank Index

In Business, Finance, India, Politics, USA, World on பிப்ரவரி 6, 2013 at 11:13 பிப

2012 Global Go To Think Tank Report– Click for Download

Member GDP (PPP) Population Think Tanks
Argentina $596 billion 41.769,726 137
Australia $882.4 billion 21.766.711 30
Brazil $2.172 trillion 203,766,711 82
Canada $1.33 trillion 34,030,589 96
China $10.09 trillion 1,336,718,015 429
European Union $14.82 trillion 492,387,344 1457
France $2.145 trillion 65,312,249 177
Germany $2.94 trillion 81,471,834 194
India $4.06 trillion 1,189,172,906 269
Indonesia $1.03 trillion 245,613,043 21
Italy $1.774 trillion 61,016,804 107
Japan $4.31 trillion 126,475,664 108
Mexico $1.567 trillion 113,724,226 60
Republic of Korea $1.459 trillion 48,754,657 35
Russia $2.223 trillion 138,739,892 122
Saudi Arabia $622 billion 26,131,703 4
South Africa $524 billion 40,004,031 86
Turkey $960.5 billion 78,785,548 27
United Kingdom $2.173 trillion 62,698,362 288
United States $14.66 trillion 313,232,044 1823

India

51.   Centre for  Civil Society (CCS)  (India)

54.   Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) (India)

81.   The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) (India)

105. Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA) (India)

119. Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) (India)
110. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) (India)

115. Observer Research Foundation  (India)

141. Development Alternatives (India)

  • Centre for Policy Research  (India)
  • Delhi Policy Group  (India)
  • Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) (India)
  • Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy  (India)
  • National Council of Applied Economic Research  (India)
  • Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (India)
  • Institute of Economic Growth (India)
  • United Service Institution of India (India)
  •  Liberty Institute (India)

 

The 10 Best Books of 2012: NYT Picks

In Books, USA on திசெம்பர் 7, 2012 at 8:58 பிப

Thanks: NY Times

FICTION

BRING UP THE BODIES
By Hilary Mantel.
A John Macrae Book/ Henry Holt & Company, $28.

BUILDING STORIES
By Chris Ware.
Pantheon Books, $50.

A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING
By Dave Eggers.
McSweeney’s Books, $25.

NW
By Zadie Smith.
The Penguin Press, $26.95.

THE YELLOW BIRDS
By Kevin Powers.
Little, Brown & Company, $24.99.

NONFICTION

BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS
Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity.
By Katherine Boo.
Random House, $27.

FAR FROM THE TREE
Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.
By Andrew Solomon.
Scribner, $37.50.

THE PASSAGE OF POWER
The Years of Lyndon Johnson.
By Robert A. Caro.
Alfred A. Knopf, $35.

THE PATRIARCH
The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy.
By David Nasaw.
The Penguin Press, $40.

WHY DOES THE WORLD EXIST?
An Existential Detective Story.
By Jim Holt.
Liveright Publishing/W. W. Norton & Company, $27.95.

Person of the Year: Top Choices from the Time.com Poll Results

In Lists, USA, World on திசெம்பர் 6, 2012 at 2:55 முப

Thanks: Time

  1. Kim Jong Un
  2. Undocumented Immigrants
  3. Mohamed Morsi
  4. Aung San Suu Kyi and Thein Sein
  5. Gabby Douglas
  6. Ai Weiwei
  7. Malala Yousafzai
  8. Sheldon Adelson
  9. Bashar Assad
  10. E.L. James
  11. The Mars Rover
  12. Psy
  13. Felix Baumgartner
  14. The Higgs Boson Particle
  15. Pussy Riot
  16. Sandra Fluke
  17. John Roberts
  18. Mo Farah
  19. Marissa Mayer
  20. Tim Cook
  21. Mario Draghi
  22. Xi Jinping
  23. Bo Xilai

The 10 closest states in Election 2012: US Presidential Results

In Politics, USA on நவம்பர் 8, 2012 at 12:16 பிப

The 10 closest states in Election 2012

Top 10 closest states, ranked from narrowest margin — by percentage — to widest. If less than 100 percent of precincts are reporting in a state, according to the Associated Press, that is noted in parentheses.

1. Florida: 0.6 percent (Obama 49.9, Romney 49.3.)
2. Ohio: 1.9 percent (Obama 50.1, Romney 48.2)
3. North Carolina: 2.2 percent (Romney 50.6, Obama 48.4)
4. Virginia (99% reporting): 3.0 percent (Obama 50.8, Romney 47.8)
5. Colorado: 4.7 percent (Obama 51.2, Romney 46.5)
6. Pennsylvania (99% reporting): 5.2 percent (Obama 52, Romney 46.8)
7. Iowa: 5.6 percent (Obama 52.1, Romney 46.5)
8. New Hampshire (99% reporting): 5.8 percent (Obama 52.2, Romney 46.4)
9. Nevada (99% reporting): 6.6 percent (Obama 52.3, Romney 45.7)
10. Wisconsin: 6.7 percent (Obama 52.8, Romney 46.1)

9 Foreign Terrorist Organizations that should NOT be there in the USA Terrorism Watch

In Lists, Politics, USA, World on செப்ரெம்பர் 25, 2012 at 5:22 பிப

Source: When is a terrorist no longer a terrorist? | FP Passport

  • The Abu Nidal Organization — a PLO splinter group — was a major terrorist organization in the 1980s and 1990s, but has barely been heard from since Abu Nidal’s death in 2002.

 

  • Aum Shinriyko, the Japanese cult that carried out the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995, hasn’t carried out any attacks since.

 

  • ETA — the decades-old Basque nationalist group, is thought to have fewer than 100 active members since hundreds were arrested by French and Spanich police, and hasn’t carried out a major attack since 2009.

 

 

  • Gama’a al-Islamiyya  was once Egypt’s largest terrorist group and it’s former spiritual leader, “Blind Sheikh” Omar Abdul Rahman is in jail in the U.S. for his part in the 1993 World Trade Center attack, but the group has largely renounced violence since the early 2000s and now has its own political party with seats in the Egyptian parliament.

 

  • The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam were decimated by a Sri Lankan army offensive in 2009 and despite reports of regrouping abroad, the Tigers haven’t been able to mount any major operations since.

 

 

 

  • United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia — a right-wing paramilitary anti-FARC group — was mostly demobilized in 2010 and the elements of it that remain are more of a drug trafficking organization than a terrorist militia.

Top 5 cities for fraudulent tax returns

In Business, Finance, USA on செப்ரெம்பர் 5, 2012 at 8:45 பிப

IRS paid out more than $972 million in possibly fraudulent refunds in 2010

1. Tampa ($468.3 million)

2. Miami ($280.5 million)

3. Atlanta ($77.1 million)

4. Detroit ($74.3 million)

5. Houston ($72 million).

IRS says these five cities alone accounted for more than 239,000 questionable tax returns.

Top 5 fraudulent addresses used for Income Tax returns in USA

1. Lansing, Michigan – 2,137 bogus returns for $3.3 million.

2. Chicago, Illinois – 765 returns for $903,000.

3. Orlando, Florida – 703 returns for 1.08 million.

4. Tampa, Florida – 518 phony returns for $1.7 million.

5. Belle Glade, Florida (pop. 17,667) – 741 fake returns for $1 million.

In all, the investigation found that Uncle Sam paid out $5.2 billion to identity thieves filing fake tax returns.

FBI’s National Security Threat List: Who’s on the NSL?

In Politics, USA, World on ஓகஸ்ட் 17, 2012 at 9:07 பிப

The FBI’s National Security List (NSL) has two parts, the Issues Threat List (activities that get you on the list) and the classified Country Threat List (states whose activities are “so hostile, or of such concern” that investigations are warranted).

  1. Russia
  2. China
  3. Syria
  4. North Korea
  5. Iran
  6. Belarus
  7. Cuba
  8. Sudan
  9. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  10. Republic of the Congo
  11. Somalia
  12. Myanmar (Burma)
  13. Bosnia
  14. Vietnam
  15. Libya
  16. Côte d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast

Classified Country Threat List

  1. Japan
  2. Israel
  3. France
  4. South Korea
  5. Taiwan
  6. India
  7. UK
  8. Germany
  9. Netherlands
  10. Belgium
  11. Canada
  12. Iraq
  13. South Yemen