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Truckers, owners pay Rs 48,000 crore annually in bribes
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United States: Former VA official sentenced for federal contract bribery scheme
Feb 28, 2020 08:00 pm

A former Veterans Affairs official in Colorado has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on seven corruption and fraud charges linked to manipulating small business bids for federal contracts. Dwane Nevins, 55, Robert Revis, 61 and Anthony Bueno,…

France: Embezzlement trial opens for French ex-premier Fillon, wife
Feb 28, 2020 07:30 pm

French former prime minister Francois Fillon and his wife Penelope appeared in a Paris court on Wednesday (Feb 26) for the start of their trial on charges of embezzling over a million euros in an alleged fake-jobs fraud. The couple…

United States: Feds cite new evidence against former Mexico security chief
Feb 28, 2020 07:00 pm

New evidence against Mexico’s former top security official has been uncovered since he was charged with taking tens of millions of dollars in bribes to protect Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s notorious Sinaloa cartel, federal prosecutors said Thursday. “The strength of…

Israel: 2 more ex-officials to be indicted in submarines case
Feb 28, 2020 06:30 pm

The State Attorney’s Office on Thursday announced charges against two former key security figures in the so-called submarines probe, which explored alleged corruption in the purchase of naval vessels from German shipbuilder ‎Thyssenkrupp. The investigation, known as Case 3000, has…

Guatemala: Guatemala’s new anti-graft tsar sets sights on government ‘ghost jobs’
Feb 28, 2020 06:00 pm

Widespread government “ghost jobs” will likely be among the first targets of Guatemala’s new anti-corruption tsar, the official said on Thursday, although the commission he heads has more limited scope than its powerful U.N.-backed predecessor. The commission under President Alejandro…

China: Former senior legislator, Party chief of Shaanxi prosecuted for bribery
Feb 28, 2020 05:30 pm

Zhao Zhengyong, former Party chief of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province and a former senior national legislator, has been prosecuted on the charge of taking bribes, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said Thursday. Zhao was charged with abusing his various former…
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Random Acts of Kindness

  1. Visit a nursing home just to spend a little time with residents. Find out if you can bring a dog that would be great with elderly folks
  2. Buy a movie ticket for the person behind you in line
  3. Say “good morning”
  4. Make little gift baskets for the kids in your neighborhood
  5. Save water – take a shorter shower today

Random phrases of the day

  1. Jaws of DeathMeaning: Being in a dangerous or very deadly situation.
  2. Don’t Count Your Chickens Before They HatchMeaning: Do not rely on something you are not sure of.
  3. No-BrainerMeaning: Anything that requires minimal brain activity to accomplish.
  4. There’s No I in TeamMeaning: To not work alone, but rather, together with others in order to achieve a certain goal.
  5. Fool’s GoldMeaning: Iron pyrities is a worthless mineral that resembles gold.


“I’m often asked what I think about as I run. Usually the people who ask this have never run long distances themselves. I always ponder the question. What exactly do I think about when I’m running? I don’t have a clue.” – Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Writing Prompt

  • The PuzzleWrite something that the answer isn’t known until the end
  • The UnknownWhat happens when someone steps into an unknown situation.
  • Peace OutWhat do you find peaceful?
  • Tear-JerkerSomething that makes you cry.
  • Family HeirloomWhat is it and why is it one?
  • Random PageOpen a random page of a book or magazine and use that to write.

Wisdom Quotes

This very moment could be the opportunity of a life time you’re waiting for, so stop waiting.

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. (Napoleon Hill)

It’s the things and people someone loves that tells you who they are.
The things that we love tell us what we are. (Thomas Aquinas)

Wisdom Quotes

Talent is a gift that has been discovered.

I was born with a natural gift. My mother recognized the talent. (Bernie Worrell)

True wisdom starts with asking the right questions.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. (Francis Bacon)