Bill Clinton Thanks Supporters For Birthday Wishes

first_imgBill Clinton has thanked supporters of the Clinton Foundation for the birthday wishes sent to him last week.“More than 35,000 people made my birthday special by sending in messages of support for the Clinton Foundation’s work – work that truly wouldn’t be possible without people like you,” he wrote. “From connecting Malawian farmers with essential tools and resources to helping U.S. communities live healthier, I know I have you to thank for improving the lives of so many people around the world.“After 67 years, I’ve learned that by working together, we can do more than any one of us could do on our own. It’s the best birthday gift to know that you share our commitment to building a better world, and that I can count on you to help us improve even more lives in the months and years to come.”last_img read more

Does Sunil Gavaskar want Virat Kohli to be stripped of Team India

first_imgVirat Kohli, Sunil Gavaskar, Ajinkya Rahane.ReutersIndian cricketing legend Sunil Gavaskar has reportedly raised questions about Virat Kohli’s appointment as the Indian skipper for the West Indies series.Post India’s exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Kohli’s tenure as India’s captain ended but he has automatically continued in his position without renewed selection whereas the management staff of the team are going through the process. Gavaskar’s question was, how come he got selected as the captain without being formally re-appointed by the selectors.”That they selected the team for West Indies without first having a meeting to select the captain brings up the question of whether Virat Kohli is the captain of the team at his or the selection committee’s pleasure,” Gavaskar wrote in Mid-Day.”To the best of our knowledge his (Kohli’s) appointment was till the World Cup. After that, it was incumbent on the selectors to meet even if it was for five minutes for his reappointment,” he further added.He further questioned how the 30-year-old Indian cricketer gets the say on the team selection. The former World Cup winner mentioned that when players like Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik got dropped due to poor performance, then how come the captain can continue after the below-par performance of the team. Team India sporting the special cap. Robert Cianflone/Getty Images”Speaking of lame ducks, the Indian selection committee appears to be one. After the reappointment, he (captain) gets invited to the meeting for his views on selecting players for the team. By bypassing the procedure, the message that goes out is that, while players like Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik get dropped following below expectation performances, the captain continues despite below-par performance where the team did not even reach the finals.”India crashed out of the World Cup after suffering defeat against New Zealand by 18 runs. The Indian middle-order failed to deliver and questions arose regarding the team selection post the quadrennial tournament. There were also rumours about a rift between Kohli and Rohit Sharma which were later denied by the team management. Certain sections in the BCCI had also spoken up about splitting the captaincy between Kohli and Rohit, looking at the future.But, the MSK Prasad led selection committee has gone on with Kohli as captain for Windies tour. The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) stated that they will not review the performance of the team and only look at the manager’s report.last_img read more

Ramy Youssef Flips The Narrative On Children Of Immigrants

first_imgHuluComedian Ramy Youssef stars in the series Ramy on Hulu. Listen 00:00 /11:29 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: center_img Share Comedian Ramy Youssef is making a name for himself as a comedian, appearing on the likes of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and now with his own 10-episode comedy series on Hulu, called Ramy.He’s of Egyptian descent and plenty of his stand-up centers around his experience as a young Muslim in America.The TV series is along the same lines, with the main character navigating the typical pressures of a 20-something life while also grappling with his faith.To promote the show, Youssef has been doing free stand-up performances around the county with his co-star and fellow comedian Dave Merheje. And that included a show at Houston’s White Oak Music Hall.While they were in town, Youssef and Merheje stopped by Houston Public Media where, in the audio above, they tell Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty how they got into comedy and what kinds of stories they’re trying to convey in the series.This week, Hulu announced Ramy was renewed for a second season.– / 4 Xlast_img read more

This Hotel Entrepreneur Wants to Open a New Location Barely Anyone Can

first_img All new ventures are risky, but Robert Bigelow’s latest ambition is out of this world.Bigelow, the founder and owner of the Budget Suites of America hotel chain, is also the founder of Bigelow Aerospace.Last month, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket was tasked with delivering a cargo spacecraft called Dragon, which contained scientific equipment and supplies and an inflatable habitat from Bigelow Aerospace called BEAM (Bigelow Expandable Activity Module). Today, an attempt was made to attach BEAM to the ISS for a two-year test run. While it wasn’t a succesful attempt, the astronauts on board will try to inflate the strucutre again tomorrow. And Bigelow already has his eye on the company’s next big goal: putting habitable commercial space stations aloft by 2020.Related: Could This Inflatable Habitat Be the Future of Space Tourism?At the 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., Bigelow and Tony Bruno, the president and CEO of United Launch Alliance, announced that the firms are partnering to bring Bigelow’s B330 space habitat into orbit on ULA’s Atlas V rocket. The company says that the B330 is 12,000 cubic feet, can house up to six people and has a lifespan of 20 years.The B330 is meant to be both a hub for research in zero gravity and lodging for both space tourism and possible future missions to the Moon and Mars. It’s likely not outside the realm of possibility that the two companies are envisioning a future that includes a thriving hospitality industry in space.Related: Bezos Praises Third Blue Origin Launch-and-Land Rocket Test as ‘Perfect'”[B330] enables destinations in space for countries, corporations and even individuals far beyond what is available today, effectively democratizing space,” Bruno said in a joint statement. “We can’t begin to imagine the future potential of affordable real estate in space.”But for now, the priority is to keep testing safe ways to get there.In ULA’s 10-year-old history — founded in 2006 by mainstay aerospace and defense firms Boeing and Lockheed Martin — it has had over 100 successful launches, although the company did have to postpone its next mission due to an issue with the rocket’s fuel system.Related: SpaceX Achieves First Successful Rocket Landing at SeaPrivate space travel is inching closer to reality, with SpaceX’s April landing at sea a major milestone for the Elon Musk-led company. Earlier that month, Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin had a third successful launch and landing for its reusable rocket, and is aiming for human test flights as soon as next year.But while Virgin Galactic has rocketed the wealthy into orbit, it has never taken passengers into outer space for an extended stay. So that is to say, Bigelow may build it, but will they come?This story originally published on April 12. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global May 26, 2016center_img 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more