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Brazil: Former Rio de Janeiro governor tells judge he paid $2 million bribe to host 2016 Olympics
Jul 05, 2019 08:00 pm

The former governor of Rio de Janeiro state said in court testimony on Thursday that he paid $2 million to buy votes to ensure the sprawling Brazilian seaside city would be chosen to host the 2016 Olympic Games. Sergio Cabral…

Italy: Italy widens probe into alleged obstruction in Nigeria graft case
Jul 05, 2019 07:30 pm

Italian prosecutors are widening an investigation into suspected obstruction of justice by officials of oil group Eni, sources said, threatening to open a new legal front for the company as it defends itself in a major corruption trial. The inquiry…

United States: U.S bans entry to senior aide to Malawi leader over graft allegations
Jul 05, 2019 07:00 pm

Uladi Mussa, a senior aide to Malawi President Peter Mutharika, and his wife Cecilia have been banned from entry into the United States due to allegations of “significant corruption”, the U.S. Embassy said on Wednesday. “In cases where the Secretary…

China: Former China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation GM sentenced to 12 yrs in prison for bribery, abuse of power
Jul 05, 2019 06:30 pm

Sun Bo, former general manager of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Thursday for taking bribes and abusing power. Sun was also fined 800,000 yuan (116,448 U.S. dollars) and his illegal gains will be…

United States: Trial opens for former Texas judge charged with bribery
Jul 05, 2019 06:00 pm

Video of a South Texas judge taking an envelope of cash from a local lawyer aired in court as prosecutors opened their case accusing the former official of accepting bribes in exchange for favorable rulings. The trial of former state…

Malaysia: Malaysian ex-PM Stepson to be Charged With Money Laundering
Jul 05, 2019 05:30 pm

Malaysia’s anti-graft agency said Thursday it has detained Riza Aziz, the stepson of former Prime Minister Najib Razak and a Hollywood film producer, and will charge him with money laundering. Riza was quizzed last July by the agency over alleged…
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Combining some Did you knows,,,,(?)

I was under the weather and was advised bed rest hence..

Did you know…

… that today is Graham Cracker Day? This day celebrates the birthday of Sylvester Graham (born in 1794 in West Suffield, Connecticut). Zealous about the nutritional value of whole wheat flour, Graham lent his name to the flour. His Graham flour led to Graham crackers, which Nabisco later trademarked. Celebrate by scarfing down some Graham Crackers!! 😉

<h3>Today's Inspirational Quote:</h3>
"Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon."

-- Doug Larson
<h3>Did you know...</h3>
... that today, besides being Independence Day in the United States (Happy Independence Day!), is the birthday of Big Brothers / Big Sisters? BBBSA is the largest youth mentoring organization in the United States. Its purpose is to provide friendship, emotional support, and guidance to youth through their involvement with positive role models. BBBSA's national motto is "making a difference, one child at a time." Have a very <span class="markbyygza0ez SSBqA0O5vTLfa9GC1wxGQ" data-markjs="true">happy birthday</span>, BBBSA!

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.”

— James Bryce

Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of Dave Barry (1947)? Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author and columnist, who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for The Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005. He has also written numerous books of humor and parody, as well as comedic novels.

<h3>Today's Inspirational Quote:</h3>
"I recently had my annual physical examination, which I get once every seven years, and when the nurse weighed me, I was shocked to discover how much stronger the Earth's gravitational pull has become since 1990."

-- Dave Barry
<h3>Did you know...</h3>
... that today is Flight of a Lawn Chair Day? In 1982, Larry Wadsworth made the first airborne flight in a lawn chair (lifted by a dozen plus balloons). He got as high as 16,000 feet before he began shooting down a few balloons with his BB pistol so he could descend. He landed safely. Please don’t try this at home!

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”

— Chinese Proverb


Random Acts of Kindness

  1. Make your voice count – sign a petition for a good cause
  2. See someone struggling with lots of bags? Offer to help them
  3. Visit a friend who’s sick
  4. Compliment someone today!
  5. Google ‘survey for charity’ and complete one. They receive money for every one you fill out!
  6. Remember that friend you haven’t seen for ages? Give them a call
  7. Taking public transport? Offer your seat to someone else
  8. Read a good book recently? Pass it on to someone else
  9. Support a small, local business as a customer
  10. Feed a stray animal if you spot one

Snippets: Indian . Union. Budget . 2019

Did Nirmala Sitharaman deliver or disappoint?
Modi 2.0’s first full Budget decoded.

The good, the bad and the ugly of Sitharaman's budget The good, the bad and the ugly of Sitharaman’s budget
How today’s Budget impacts your pocket
Here’s what got cheaper and what dearer
A Rs 1.5 lakh tax cheer for house owners
ITR filing just got a whole lot easier for you

Why stock market did not like Union Budget Why stock market did not like Union Budget
Ultra-rich to pay almost half their income in tax; market unhappy
Stks that will be hit by move to hike public holding
FM tweaks STT on options; what does it mean?
Bouquets & brickbats: India Inc, D-Street shoot holes in Budget

India gives RBI more power to regulate shadow lenders India gives RBI more power to regulate shadow lenders
You can now quote Aadhaar while filing ITR
Budget a pack of competing goals, says Moody’s
In Modi’s Budget, a plan to challenge China’s clout
Revision in public holding to suck out market liquidity