Headlined Putin has won the lottery, the unexpected triumph of Russia in the Middle East, Mikhail Rostovsky started his piece for the Moskovsky Komsomolets by saying “those who are certain that Trump is of no use to Russia, should think again.” In his is scathing assessment of Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from Syria, which was followed by a bombardment of Turkish forces, Rotovsky said the move had strengthened Moscow’s “already rather strong political position” in the region. “I have racked my brains trying to understand why Trump made this possible by kindly withdrawing most of his troops from Syria,” he wrote. “What Washington got out of this strange move is completely unclear. To the contrary, what Moscow gained from this is self-evident. “Trump’s mistake in Syria is the unexpected ‘lottery win’ that further strengthened Moscow’s position in the Middle East and undermined America’s … [Read more...] about Trump’s Syria withdrawal a ‘lottery win’ for Putin
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The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's lottery drawing was $150 million but did anyone claim the top prize? The winning numbers in the December 14 draw were 3, 6, 12, 32 and 64. The Powerball was 19 with a Power Play of 3x. There were no jackpot winners, but one ticket holder did match all five white balls to win a $1 million prize. Twelve others matched four white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000 prizes and two others had purchased the Power Play feature, so tripled their wins to $150,000. As nobody claimed the top prize, it rolls over to the next Powerball draw on December 19. The jackpot now stands at $160 million with a cash value of $108.7 million. The last time the top prize was won was in the November 2 draw, when a ticket in California matched all five balls and the Powerball to win the $150 million jackpot. Last month's win was the seventh time the Powerball jackpot has been hit this year. How do you play the Powerball lottery? To play the Powerball lottery, players must … [Read more...] about Powerball Results, Numbers for 12/14/19: Did Anyone Win the $150 Million Jackpot on Saturday (Last) Night?
LONDON (Reuters) - Slovenian student Kevin Siggy Rebernak secured a place on the McLaren esports team on Saturday after emerging from hundreds of thousands of entrants to win the Shadow Project final. FILE PHOTO: Part of the The McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Britain September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Chris J. Ratcliffe/Pool/File Photo The 21-year-old, who is studying game design, beat five other finalists in the showdown at McLaren’s Woking headquarters. The six included 33-year-old German gamer Jan Saathof, who uses a wheelchair and competed without pedals on a specially adapted rig. “I think it’s probably a first in a racing esports tournament,” McLaren’s senior manager for esports Leeston Bryant told Reuters of Saathof’s success in reaching the final stage. “We’ve done everything we can to accommodate him and we thinks there’s definitely some (disabled) talent out there that should be able to drive in these type of … [Read more...] about Esports: Slovenian gamer wins a seat on McLaren Shadow team
Even though Boulder’s Amir Massihzadeh was the only legitimate winner of a Colorado Lotto jackpot worth $4.8 million in 2005, he’s not eligible to claim the full winnings, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled in a decision released Thursday. Massihzadeh, one of three ticket holders to win that jackpot, accepted his prize of $568,990, after taxes. But 10 years later, a criminal investigation exposed a scheme to rig lotteries across state lines, and officials determined the other two winning tickets that shared the same numbers as Massihzadeh’s were fraudulent. Although at least two of the men involved in the scheme were convicted and ordered to repay their prizes, the Colorado Lottery refused to award the full jackpot to Massihzadeh, saying he was locked into a contract when he signed the original ticket to claim his third of the jackpot. Tommy Tipton, one of the other ticket holders, transferred his winning ticket to another person, and the third winning ticket went to … [Read more...] about Court rejects Boulder man’s claim to full $4.8M Colorado Lottery jackpot he unwittingly split with scammers
BEN STOKES is well used to stealing the show on any given Sunday. His heroics in England’s dramatic World Cup final win over New Zealand came on the Sabbath. And six weeks later, he was again at his Sunday best to single-handedly keep the Ashes alive with one of the all-time great innings at Headingley. Now tonight in Aberdeen, Stokes is tipped to be the first cricketer to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in 14 years. And if the all-rounder emulates Freddie Flintoff in 2005, it will complete a remarkable redemption story — both on and off the field. In 2016 in Kolkata, Stokes was distraught after being destroyed by Carlos Brathwaite, who smashed four straight sixes off his final over as West Indies beat England in the World T20 final.Then the following year, his reputation was in tatters after being arrested — and then charged — following that infamous Bristol brawl. Even after he was acquitted of affray, few would have tipped Stokes to capture … [Read more...] about England star Ben Stokes tipped to become first cricketer in 14 years to win SPOTY 2019
For decades, the green movement has been chasing the wrong ball. If only we could cultivate so-called “advocates” (pejoratively dubbed “treehuggers”) then we could scale the market for sustainable goods and tip the business paradigm toward more conscious capitalism. advertisement advertisement Wishful thinking. The data couldn’t be clearer: Advocates will never be more than 20% of the consuming public. But that’s okay. There’s a new kid in town, one who cares about style and shopping and status and . . . wait for it . . . doing right by the planet. The discovery in 2013 of a high-velocity segment that BBMG and Globescan have named Aspirational consumers is significant for many reasons, but mainly because they are the largest consumer segment globally (39% of the population representing nearly 2 billion people) and the first to unite materialism, sustainability, and cultural influence. In short, they are the most critical audience to … [Read more...] about 5 Secrets To Engaging Aspirational Consumers