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Yamamoto files for bankruptcy protection

By Fri, Oct 09, 2009 5:45PM UTC

TOKYO — Japanese fashion design house Yohji Yamamoto says it has filed for bankruptcy protection. The company said Friday its sales had been battered by sluggish demand amid the global economic slowdown with debts totaling six billion yen ($67 million). Under Japan’s corporate rehabilitation law, the designer house will continue

Nobel Peace Prize Committee Wins the Ig Nobel Prize

By Fri, Oct 09, 2009 12:14AM UTC

This morning the Nobel Peace Prize committee were woken up by a call from the Ig Nobel Prize committee saying, “Congratulations! you have won!” (The Ig Noble prize people have just gone out of business — they cannot parody the Nobel Prize any more.)

Cricket can be a career option – thanks to the new leagues (KPL & MPL)

By Fri, Oct 09, 2009 12:13AM UTC Cricket can be a career option – thanks to the new leagues (KPL & MPL)

When someone plays a sport seriously there is a hope somewhere that he or she plays it at a bigger level. Same is the case with many kids who have played cricket in the past and continue to play now. Unlike the kids who played in the 1990’s, the kids

The Nobel Joke Prize

By Fri, Oct 09, 2009 12:12AM UTC

The Nobel Peace Prize has become the Nobel Joke Prize. And not a very funny joke either. Not funny at all when in 1973 they gave it to Kissinger, a man who should have been tried for war crimes. Or maybe it should be called the Nobel Politicized Prize. Seriously,

Poor man’s prawn makes a kingly impact

By Fri, Oct 09, 2009 12:03AM UTC

SOME forty summers or so ago, my uncles and cousins used to bring me along Silway River at the foot of the hills in Lumakil in Polomolok, South Cotabato. That was before war broke out between the ‘Ilagas’ and the ‘Blackshirts’.  Before cheap perfume bottles were transformed into amulets. My

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