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6 Scary Book Selections to Read from Library for September 2015

In Books on செப்ரெம்பர் 7, 2015 at 3:20 பிப

  1. Robert Spencer’s The Complete Infidel’s Guide to ISISISIS_Book_Table_Of_Contents

2. The Demographic Cliff: How To Survive And Prosper During The Great Deflation Of 2014-2019

Chapter 1 The Demographic Cliff Around the World
Chapter 2 Following Japan into a Coma Economy
Chapter 3 Why Real Estate Will Never Be the Same
Chapter 4 A Look at Public and Private Debt
Chapter 5 A Brief History of Financial Bubbles
Chapter 6 Commodity Prices: The Achilles’ Heel of Emerging Countries
Chapter 7 Investment Strategies for the Financial Crisis Ahead
Chapter 8 Business Strategies for the Winter Season
Chapter 9 Government Strategies for Facilitating Free Markets
Epilogue: A Major Revolution Brews Every 250 Years

3. Humans Are Underrated by Geoff Colvin

  • The Cleveland Clinic, which emphasizes empathy training of doctors and all employees to improve patient outcomes and lower medical costs.
  • The U.S. Army, which has revolutionized its training to focus on human interaction, leading to stronger teams and greater success in real-world missions.
  • Stanford Business School, which has overhauled its curriculum to teach interpersonal skills through human-to-human experiences.

4. The State We’re In: Maine Stories by Ann Beattie

5. A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature’s Deep Design by Frank Wilczek: History of mathematics

6. Let’s Be Less Stupid: An Attempt to Maintain My Mental Faculties by Patricia Marx



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

13 Books from Local Library: Currently Reading

In Books, Life, Lists, Music on செப்ரெம்பர் 12, 2012 at 1:19 பிப

Title Author
 1. The financial lives of the poets : a novel Walter, Jess
 2. How we decide Lehrer, Jonah
 3. A whole new mind : why right-brainers will rule the future Pink, Daniel H.
 4. Why does the world exist? : an existential detective story Holt, Jim
 5. Me talk pretty one day Sedaris, David
 6. Uncle Swami : South Asians in America today Prashad, Vijay.
 7. Mystic chords : mysticism and psychology in popular music Soni, Manish
 8. Opera : the great composers and their masterworks Kennedy, Joyce Bourne
 9. Farther away Franzen, Jonathan.
 10. The Hunger Games (Novel) Collins, Suzanne
 11. The swerve : how the world became modern Greenblatt, Stephen
 12. Growing money : a complete investing guide for kids Karlitz, Gail.
 13. U and I : a true story Baker, Nicholson

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.

Top 10 India Scams; Not Adjusted for Inflation

In Business, India, Politics on ஓகஸ்ட் 19, 2012 at 3:42 பிப

  1. Bofors – 89 Crores
  2. Hawala – 100 Crores
  3. IPL – 470 Crores
  4. Fodder – 900 Cr.
  5. Harshad Mehta – 4,000 Cr.
  6. Satyam – 14,000 Cr.
  7. Telgi – 20,000 Cr.
  8. CWG – 35,000 Cr.
  9. 2G – 176,000 Cr.
  10. Coal – 186,000 Cr.

Top 10 SuperZIPs

In Business, USA on ஜனவரி 22, 2012 at 1:45 பிப

Thanks: Charles Murray on the New American Divide –

In ‘Coming Apart,’ Charles Murray identifies 882 ‘SuperZIPs,’ ZIP Codes where residents score in the 95th through the 99th percentile on a combined measure of income and education, based on the 2000 census. Here are the top-ranked areas:

1. 60043: Kenilworth, Ill. (Chicago’s North Shore)
2. 60022: Glencoe, Ill. (Chicago’s North Shore)
3. 07078: Short Hills, N.J. (New York metro area)
4. 94027: Atherton, Calif. (San Francisco-San Jose corridor)
5. 10514: Chappaqua, N.Y. (New York metro area)
6. 19035: Gladwyne, Pa. (Philadelphia’s Main Line)
7. 94028: Portola Valley, Calif. (S.F.-San Jose corridor)
8. 92067: Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (San Diego suburbs)
9. 02493: Weston, Mass. (Boston suburbs)
10. 10577: Purchase, N.Y. (New York metro area

Top 10 global acquisitions by Indian companies

In Business, Finance, India, World on ஜூன் 23, 2011 at 9:39 பிப

  1. Tata Steel acquiring Anglo-Dutch firm Corus Group in 2006 to create the fifth largest steel company of the world. The deal was worth $7.6 billion ( 36,650 crore).
  2. Aditya Birla Group‘s Hindalco Industries, India‘s largest non-ferrous metals company, acquired the Canada based firm Novalis in an all-cash transaction for $6 billion.
  3. 2008: Automobile market – Tata acquired Britain’s most famous automobile manufacturers Jaguar and Land Rover, in a $2.3 billion deal with Ford, their American owners.
  4. Subhash Chandra’s Essel Packaging (EPL) acquired the Swiss tube packaging major Propack, and joined hands to become the world’s largest in laminated tubes.
  5. 2006, Ranbaxy Laboratories(RLL) created quite a stir when it announced the acquisition of 3 drug-makers in Europe, all within a week’s time. Allen S.p.A, a division of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Italy, Romania’s largest independent generic drug producer Terapia and drug maker Ethimed NV in Belgium.
  6. 2007, Pharmaceutical and biotechnology major Wockhardt bought the fourth largest independent, integrated pharmaceutical group in France, Negma Laboratories. At a deal of $265 million, Wockhardt became the largest Indian pharmaceutical company in Europe with more than 1500 employees based in the continent.
  7. Bennett Coleman & Co, India’s largest media group and the holding company of the Times of India group, bought Virgin Radio in the UK in a $53.2 million (Rs 445cr approx) deal with SMG Plc. in 2008.
  8. Mahindra & Mahindra acquired 90 percent stakes of Schoneweiss, a leading company in the forging sector in Germany. The deal took place in 2007
  9. Sterlite Industries, a part of the Vedanta Group signed an agreement regarding the acquisition of copper mining company Asarco for $ 2.6 billion in 2008. The deal surpassed Tata’s $2.3 billion deal of acquiring Land Rover and Jaguar. After the finalization of the deal Sterlite would become third largest copper mining company in the world.
  10. Oil and Natural Gas Corp(ONGC) took control of Imperial Energy Plc. for $1.9 billion in early 2009.

Top 10 Influential Tamils from TN: India Today

In India, Lists, Tamilnadu on மார்ச் 18, 2010 at 3:24 முப

1. வேணு ஸ்ரீனிவாசன்( தலைவர், டி.வி.எஸ்.மோட்டார் கம்பெனி)
2. என்.ஸ்ரீனிவாசன்(எம்.டி, இந்தியா சிமெண்ட்ஸ்)
3. ஏ.சக்திவேல்(தலைவர், பாப்ப்பீஸ் குழுமம்)
4. ப்ரீத்தா ரெட்டி( நிர்வாக இயக்குனர், அப்போலோ குழுமம்)
5. உதய நிதி ஸ்டாலின் மற்றும் துரை தயாநிதி அழகிரி( ரெட் ஜெயண்ட் மூவிஸ் மற்றும் க்ளவுட் நைன் ஃபிலிம்ஸ்)
6. கமல் ஹாசன் ( நடிகர், இயக்குனர்)
7. கே.டி. ஸ்ரீநிவாச ராஜா(எம்.டி. அடையாறு ஆனந்த பவன்)
8. மயில்சாமி அண்ணாதுரை( தலைவர், சந்திராயன்)
9. ஆர்.ஆர்.கோபால்(ஆசிரியர், பதிப்பாளர், நக்கீரன்
10. மனுஷ்ய புத்திரன்: கவிஞர்களின் கவிஞன் – (41. கவிஞர், ஆசிரியர், பதிப்பாளர், உயிர்மை)

Top 10 magazines where Cigarettes are Marketed: Media Budget

In Finance, Magazines, Politics, USA on ஜூன் 20, 2009 at 2:31 முப

Top magazines where Tobacco Companies Advertised in 2008

Top magazines where Tobacco Companies Advertised in 2008

  1. Maxim – 8.9 Millions
  2. Playboy – 8.3 Millions
  3. Men’s Journal – 3.8
  4. Field & Stream – 3.6
  5. Sports Illustrated – 3.6
  6. Car and Driver – 3.6
  7. Popular Mechanics – 3.0
  8. Road & Track – 2.7
  9. Esquire – 2.4
  10. Outdoor Life – 2.3 Mil

Bollywood’s highest tax payers

In Movies on ஏப்ரல் 15, 2009 at 9:34 பிப

  1. india-income-tax-top-bollywood-actors-actress-hero-filmsAkshay Kumar – Rs 31 crore
  2. Shahrukh Khan – Rs. 30.99 Cr
  3. Salman Khan – Re 14 Cr.
  4. Saif Ali Khan – Rs. 8.6 Cr
  5. Rajesh Khanna – Rs. 6.87 Crore
  6. Aiswarya Rai – Rs. 47 Million
  7. Kareena Kapoor – Re. 36 Mil.
  8. Abishek Bhachan – Rs. 32 Mill.
  9. Himesh Reshammiya – Re. 30 Million
  10. Amitabh Bachchan – Rs. 125 Million