By Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - Javid Jaihoon, who started life selling water on the streets of Kabul, is one of a clutch of Afghan businessmen whose multimillion dollar fortunes, built in the boom years after the fall of the Taliban, are now fuelling a run for parliament. As well as featuring prominently among the riot of campaign posters now plastering the streets ahead of Saturday's election, they are burnishing their image with TV ads, football team sponsorships or treats like free admission to amusement parks. "It's not suits that make you different," the shaven-headed Jaihoon, known widely as "Lala" ("Brother") Javid, told Reuters, lightly brushing his own Armani jacket. "'Lala Javid' himself is a brand that's known all over the country." After a childhood selling cups of water and loose bananas, Jaihoon was among a class of entrepreneurs agile and ruthless enough to seize their chance during the wild decade after 2001 when Western money and contracts were pouring into … [Read more...] about Football, funfairs and fortunes: In Afghan election, money talks
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By Jon Becker | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: October 15, 2018 at 11:05 am | UPDATED: October 15, 2018 at 11:25 am Get scoring updates, news and analysis on Monday at 5:15 p.m. as the 49ers are looking to pull an upset when they take on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Green Bay. Rodgers has been hobbled for weeks with a left knee injury that’s affected his mobility, but he’s still producing for Green Bay. The former Cal star threw for 442 yards and three touchdowns despite a loss to the Lions last week. The 49ers may be nearly 10-point underdogs, but it’s not as though the 2-2-1 Packers are invincible these days. They aren’t the offensive juggernauts they used to be as they’ve yet to score as many as 30 points. In addition to Green Bay’s offensive line troubles, the team may have a serious issue with its kicker, Mason Crosby. The normally consistent kicker missed four field goals and an extra point against the Lions. C.J. Beathard … [Read more...] about Live updates: 49ers vs. Packers on Monday Night Football
The story of how he came to be the head football coach at Division III Bethel University took Steve Johnson so long to tell he started it in one office and ended it in another. A worker needed to finish the montage of former players on Johnson’s office wall earlier this week, so Johnson took a visitor across the hall to wrap it up. And because the story prominently features his late father, a Baptist preacher on the South Side of Chicago known to his congregation as Pastor Bill, Johnson twice became emotional and had to pause. Raised in a heavily Catholic neighborhood deep in White Sox territory, Johnson and his two brothers were outliers by religion and baseball loyalties: They rooted for the Cubs. And no one was a bigger fan than Pastor Bill, who died in 1997. “I talk about him with our guys a lot,” Johnson said. “He was deaf in one ear. He couldn’t hear very well. He was set to be an engineer and then became a pastor. He was kind of ahead of his time. … [Read more...] about Steve Johnson really didn’t want to coach Bethel football. He’s about to begin his 30th season.
A FIVER engraved with a picture of Three Lions hero Harry Kane worth £50,000 has been spent in a Welsh off licence - but the owner didn't even notice. The image of the striker was etched on to just six £5 notes to commemorate the number of goals he scored during the World Cup in Russia. Harry Kane £5 notes worth £50k are released – and here’s where to find one Micro-engraver Graham Short has now used one of the ultra-rare notes at a shop in Cefn Coed last Wednesday. The artist previously etched Jane Austen on new £5 notes and says his designs are insured for £50,000. Are you one of the lucky ones to net a Harry Kane £5 note? Call Sun Online on 0207 782 4383 or email [email protected] He chose to circulate the note, which is legal tender, in Merthyr Tydfil because his dad was born nearby. But the owner didn't notice the image of Kane and handed the note to another customer in change - meaning it's still up for … [Read more...] about Harry Kane £5 note worth £50k is still up for grabs after shop owner who was handed it gave it away as CHANGE
For years, at some Hamilton County public schools, when a player is injured at practice or during a game, it has been the coaches who respond. Coaches often spend time taping ankles and wrists, applying ice and working through player injuries — things they have knowledge about how to do, but aren't experts in or officially trained to do. Some high schools have athletic trainers, professionals who are trained to provide such services, but such staffing hasn't been consistent in the district. In the fall, that will change for 14 Hamilton County high schools. Schools covered by athletic training program Brainerd High SchoolCentral High SchoolChattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, UpperEast Hamilton High SchoolEast Ridge High SchoolHixson High SchoolLookout Valley High SchoolOoltewah High SchoolRed Bank High SchoolSale Creek High SchoolSignal Mountain High SchoolSoddy-Daisy High SchoolThe Howard SchoolTyner Academy The board approved a contract with Erlanger Health Systems … [Read more...] about Hamilton County school board approves athletic trainer for every high school