Memphis center James Wiseman runs off the court during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oregon in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Oregon won 82-74. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) James Wiseman has one more game before heading back to court with his attorneys as they take on the NCAA in a high-stakes battle to keep the 7-foot-1 freshman playing in what could be his only year with the Memphis Tigers, one that could prove costly for the university. The nation's top-rated recruit has been ruled likely ineligible by the NCAA for receiving improper benefits from Penny Hardaway — before the former NBA All-Star was hired as Memphis' coach. But Wiseman has played two games under a temporary restraining order issued after his attorneys sued college sports' governing body. Wiseman has not said much, and after an 84-72 loss to No. 14 Oregon on Tuesday night, said repeatedly, "I can't speak on it." The next step in this legal action comes Monday, … [Read more...] about Memphis, Wiseman have 1 more game, then it’s back to court
Small investors who sank millions of pounds into Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud's property business can expect to lose almost all their money - from a scheme he promoted as offering annual dividends of eight per cent. Those who followed McCloud's personal advice in January 2017 invested a combined £2.4m into his firm but have now been told they can expect to lose up to 97 pence in the pound. Meanwhile a separate group of 650 bondholders who invested £1.9m in 2013 have been warned there is 'no reasonable prospect' of being able to sell their holdings, despite the firm anticipating no 'significant income' into the business for 'several years'. The presenter, who said he was the largest single investor in the firm, said he would do 'everything in [his] power to improve the current situation' adding he was working to 'find a resolution with both the mini-bond investors and the company.' But a representative of one investor said many had been left 'feeling angry and … [Read more...] about ‘Angry and betrayed’ investors who ploughed millions into Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud’s eco-friendly housing business are told they could lose 97% of their money
For would-be homebuyers, Lovedon Fields seemed to tick all the boxes. Located on the edge of the historic Hampshire village of Kings Worthy, the development of 50 houses was to combine cutting-edge architectural design with the latest in eco-friendly building techniques. And, the developers claimed, this wouldn't just be a bog standard, new-build estate but a vibrant community set in landscaped grounds. Homeowners were promised a running track, allotments and an orchard criss-crossed with footpaths. There would even be electric cars for the residents to share. Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud launched his own property venture in 2007 with his eco-homes business Happiness Architecture Beauty (HAB). But the company's Lovedon Fields development has been beset by problems To cap it all the project came with the ringing endorsement of Kevin McCloud, the face of Grand Designs, the Channel 4 show that for 20 years had charted the highs and lows of building your home. Not content … [Read more...] about Grand Designs guru who reduced investors’ dreams to RUBBLE: On TV, Kevin McCloud guides families’ home-build ambitions. So how did his own venture have such shaky foundations?
Dating someone different than you? Prepare to be judged - society is fascinated by mismatched couples. Older with younger, richer with poorer, tall with short, smart with not so bright, good-looking with ordinary…even a match of shy with outgoing gets attention. Not all of it good. Some differences are deemed more acceptable than others and a lot depends on which gender has what. In this #MeToo world, Keanu Reeves, 55, was roundly praised on social media for bucking the male celebrity trend and dating someone around the same age as himself (even though Alexandra Grant is nine years younger). Sex expert Tracey Cox revealed how to overcome judgments about relationship. Stock photo Dennis Quaid – 63 and newly engaged to a 26-year-old, in keeping with the old double standard – got hammered for it. But it was hi-fives all round for Helena Bonham Carter's new 'toyboy', 21 years her junior. Having your relationship judged by others, negatively or positively, isn't a … [Read more...] about Are YOU in a misfit match? Tracey Cox reveals how to overcome judgments if your partner is better looking than you, shorter or 10-years younger – before they destroy your relationship
NEW DELHI: The rural development ministry is miffed at the process of social audit of the Centre’s flagship employment scheme that shows misappropriation of just Rs 17.67 crore since 2012 despite allegations of widespread malaise. The paltry figure has left officials wondering whether the government should recast the entire process of social audit of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme launched by the Congress-led UPA government in 2006. The figure has resulted from gross underreporting, a senior government official said. The official explained, "This is largely because just 17 states — as of November 30, 2014 — are following the rules set by the ministry for social audits and a few of them have seriously done the audit only very recently." According to the official, who did not wish to be identified, there is a need to make the entire process of social audit more stringent and streamlined so that not a single penny is diverted and the … [Read more...] about MGNREGA social audit irks rural ministry