Daily Archive: August 5, 2011

Entertainment

Cover To Cover…‘Malcolm X’

You are many people. To your friends, you’re supportive, funny, and solid. Your boss sees you as someone who gets the job done. Your kids think you’re authoritative, with a wallet. And your family knows the you with warts. You’re a person with many faces; some public, some private, but never the same. In the new book “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention” by Manning Marable, you’ll get a (supposed) peek at a complex man with several personas. Born in 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, Malcolm Little was raised with the notion that blacks were “a mighty race.” Both his parents were fierce supporters of Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey, whose “Pan-African perspective…would become…crucial for Malcolm later in life.”

Entertainment

Ask ­Gwendolyn…My supervisor is treating me strangely!

(NNPA)—Dear Gwendolyn: I am convinced that trying to help people is not always a good thing. This is what happened: My brother’s girlfriend was out of work and I tried to help because she is considered ‘family.’ I made a wrong decision. I told her about an opening at my place of employment. She filled out the application and was hired. Shortly thereafter she started stabbing me in the back. Her work was poor and I felt bad about the entire ordeal. My supervisor told me she was going to terminate her if she didn’t improve. My supervisor asked that I not tell her of our conversation.

Business

HSBC to cut 30,000 jobs in global overhaul

by Meera Selva LONDON (AP)—British banking group HSBC said Monday it will cut 30,000 jobs worldwide by 2013 and sell almost half its retail bank branches in the U.S., part of a new strategy to focus on fast-growing emerging markets. The bank, which reported a better-than-expected 3 percent increase in pretax profits to $11.5 billion in the six months to June, has already shed 5,000 jobs this year. Another 25,000 will be cut by 2013, spokesman Patrick Humphris said. HSBC currently employs around 296,000 people worldwide. Humphris declined to give details of where the job cuts would be but said the group is still hiring in emerging economies such as Brazil and Mexico.

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Business

Lessons learned during a recessionary economy

Throughout this recession, I’ve gained clarity and confirmation that the financial information that I’ve shared with readers and clients over the years will help avoid financial setbacks and ultimately lead to financial prosperity. Even if you’ve managed to remain gainfully employed, we’ve all been affected by this recessionary economy to some degree. For many of us, our cash-flow has been negatively affected due to reduction in income because of low sales, salaries and hours being cut, bonuses and overtime being eliminated and/or merit raises and promotions being deferred to a later date. If you’ve been fortunate enough to keep your cash-flow moving in the right direction, take a close look at your savings and investment portfolio. You’ll agree that because of the huge losses in the stock market most of us are poorer today than we were a couple of years ago.

Business

There is no future in past: Rethink what is possible

(NNPA)—I do not believe that there is one person who can honestly say that they have not thought about what it would be like to be in business for themselves. Many people dream about being masters of their own destinies and captains of their own ship. However, far fewer of us take this wishful thinking beyond just that; wishful thinking. Grasping the reality of this current hard-hitting full-blown economic downturn, and all-out crisis in your life is not an easy task. How you deal with it will determine your ultimate success through thorough examination of opportunities, not just the obstacles. Each moment can change the rest of your life and the course of your direction. If you are not intentional with your actions, you will plan to fail. Successful people operate from the beat of their own drum, but they are intentional. Successful people don’t become successful by accident—it’s sheer, practical application.

Sports

OVERTIME

:10 Randy Moss says he’s done. I don’t believe it…I think he’s testing the money waters and staying out of pre-season training camp. But if he does retire, he will be a first-round Hall of Fame lock and will finish as one of the 10 best wide receivers of all time. :09 Speaking of 10 best of all time…and I was, I saw the great Lynn Swann recently. Old school knows him as one of the top ten wide receivers of all time, if not top 5, but young folks know him as the owner of the Pittsburgh Power Arena Football team and “that guy” that ran for governor. Hey young folks, check your virtual history and you’ll find that Swann was, in fact, the greatest Super Bowl receiver of all time and by the looks of him, he could still turn in a Super Bowl performance!! Jerry Rice who? BILL NEAL

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Lifestyle

Loving my calendar

Every year I buy a calendar that has a day-by-day message or a puzzle. My 2011 calendar is The Shopaholic’s Daily Calendar. It has wonderful tips and today I’m here to share some of them. In the month of May they had good tips on shopping local. Did you know there is a difference between paying cash and using a credit card when you shop at your favorite corner boutique? John Rossheim of cityguides.msn.com says local merchants struggle to eke out a profit margin of just a few percentage points. Imagine how they must grin and bear it when a customer pulls out that credit card. The merchant must pay fees on the transaction that may eat up what should have been their entire profit on the sale. So try planning ahead to bring enough cash or a check to pay for your purchases from a local business.

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Wimbledon 2011: Novak Djokovic’s win

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Wheelside with Marcus Amick

Coentrão win’s place Mourinho selection

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Wheelside with Marcus Amick

Kelly Slater Wins His 10th ASP World Title in Puerto Rico

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