Now is not the time to be reading. Put it down. Your dad got you a ticket.” Thus quipped Vijay Amritraj, lead commentator for the Wimbledon semis match between Federer and Nadal. As Federer was about to serve at 5-all in the first set, the camera caught a boy in the stands who wasn’t watching at all, immersed as he was in a thick book. The photo grab went viral in the next few days, with comments disputing one another long after the impact of the scintillating five-setter that fan favorite Roger Federer won to get him into the Finals against No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic. A majority of the comments supported Vijay’s instant reaction upon seeing the Indian boy reading a book while an important Wimbledon match was in progress. For those not as aged a tennis fan as I am, Amritraj, himself of Indian descent, was one of the triumvirate that formed the “ABC” of tennis in the 1970s, together with Bjorn Borg and Jimmy Connors. After retirement, Vijay became “the … [Read more...] about When not to read a book
Importance reading books
caption Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. source Getty Images / Matthew Peyton Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, loves to read. When he began his investing career, he would read 600 to 1,000 pages a day. According to Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholder letters and over two decades of interviews, these are the books that have guided Buffett’s financial wisdom. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. When Warren Buffett started his investing career, he would read 600, 750, or 1,000 pages of a book a day. Even now, he says he still spends about 80% of his day reading. “Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action,” he once said in an interview. “We don’t read other people’s opinions,” he said. “We want to get the facts, and then think.” To help you get into … [Read more...] about 19 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read
In Myanmar, rental book shops are one such casualty. A rental book store is a place where people can rent books, much like a library. Unlike conventional libraries, which allow people to borrow books for free, the rental book shop operates more like a private business. People pay a small fee to borrow books, magazines and comics. Rental book shops played an important role in keeping Myanmar literary traditions popular, giving people access to many authors. Before 2000 there were almost two book rental stores in each ward. They were just like a small university for book lovers. With the appearance of internet cafes in the early 2000s, the role of the rental shop slowly began to decline. VCD film vendors and recording artists had competition from YouTube, and Myanmar books began to appear on the internet too. Now, anyone with a smart phone can access a PDF version of a Myanmar classic novel or historical book. As the numbers of renters declined, rental shop revenues … [Read more...] about Htin Paw, the last surviving rental book store in Sanchaung?
By Star Editorial Board Thu., May 9, 2019 Throw the book at ’em has taken on a bizarre twist down in the Niagara West region of Ontario. That’s where Progressive Conservative MPP Sam Oosterhoff’s constituency staff called the cops on a group of library-loving seniors who showed up to read books as a way of protesting the Ford government’s library cuts. Now, it’s awfully hard to imagine how Oosterhoff’s staff felt so under siege after just a few minutes with some 15 retired librarians and book club members that such drastic action was necessary. Was it was the craft paper book covers, with neatly typed quotes about the importance of libraries, that left staff feeling they had no choice but to call 911? “I don’t think we looked threatening,” said one retired librarian and member of a local book club. Article Continued Below Oosterhoff — who until now has been best known for being Ontario’s … [Read more...] about They threatened to read — so a PC MPP’s office called the cops
SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?