The drawings of late Muhammad Ali, a prominent boxer, are set to be auctioned in New York next week. The collection of the drawings include cartoon-style art, some reflect Ali in the ring and some are even signed. A painting called "sting like a Bee" drawn by Ali in 1978 during the filming of "Freedom Road", may fetch $40,000-$60,000. Reportedly, no one knew Ali was an artist too.
British Boxer Amir Khan posted a video on Twitter on September 18 where he was seen accusing American Airlines of unfair treatment by forcing him to leave and miss his scheduled flight. He added that he felt "disgusted" by the unfair treatment. However, American Airlines stated that Khan was only escorted out of the airplane because he violated Covid-19 guidelines and his mask was not "high enough".
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit the US to attend the first in-person Quad leaders summit on September 24. Moreover, PM Modi will also address the UN General Assembly in New York on the next day. The summit will be hosted by US President Joe Biden and the leader will focus on deepening ties and ''advancing practical cooperation on areas such as combatting COVID-19, climate crisis, Cyberspace''.
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American Actor, Michael K Williams was found dead in his New York Apartment on September 6. The 54-year-old actor's death was confirmed by one of his family members, said police. However, the cause of the death has not been revealed, but a drug overdose possibility is being speculated. The actor was best known for his films like, "The Wire," "12 Years a Slave," and "The Road."
Kathleen C. Hochul made history as she becomes the first woman Governor for the people of New York on August 24. Meanwhile, Hochul received the opportunity after her predecessor Andrew Cuomo resigned as he was found guilty of sexually harassing multiple women. On appointment, Hochul said, ''Willing to be bloodied and marred in the pursuit of doing what's right for the people of the great state.''
An investigative report by New York's ProPublica has revealed that several US-based billionaires including Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have paid zero income tax in some years. Reportedly, Bezos avoided paying of tax in 2007 and 2011 while Musk paid no tax in 2018. Notably, the US does not tax the value of stocks and property people own but only the income generated from the sales of these items.
Dating app Bumble's founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd, with $1.5 billion net worth, has listed herself as self-made female billionaire at the age of 31. Whitney's wealth spiked after Bumble’s stocks soared 67% in its trading debut in New York on February 11. The former Tinder associate had founded Bumble in 2014 where women get to make the first move. "Hopefully this will not be rare headline,” she said.
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US’ Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) has recognized an 8-year-old New York-based Indian student Advay Misra among the world's 1,400 brightest students. Advay was honoured for his exceptional performance on the SAT, ACT assessment in the CTY’s Talent Search Program. While the tests were given by 15,000 students from 72 countries, only 1400 qualified in the top 9%. On his achievement, Advay has credited his mother behind his… read-more
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New York's dermatologist Robyn Gmyrek has debunked the myth that sleep deprivation causes dark circles. According to her, dark circles are more likely caused by genetics rather than amount of sleep. Besides, Hyperpigmentation, chronic eye-rubbing or blue veins under the eye also contribute to the dark circles. Moreover, she also discarded the myth that eating greasy food causes acne as, according to her, only milk is associated to acne… read-more
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Delhi-based music accessories maker boAt has received $100 million funding from an American firm Warburg Pincus. The audio devices company plans to invest the newly collected money into the expansion of its research and production abilities, localise its production and broaden the brand portfolio. Founded in 2016, boAt began with the sale of smartphone cables and chargers. boAt co-founder termed the investment as great news to the entire… read-more
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