The Telegraph story concerned a lady who was selling a property in France and who had a buyer offer her more than the asking price over the telephone without ever seeing the house. (Alarm bells should already be ringing!) This ‘buyer’ then sent her an international money order including an extra 12,000 to cover his ‘legal costs’ which he asked her to send on to his ‘lawyers’ once the money order had been credited to her account. Of course, as soon as the money order went into her bank and was shown as a credit her buyer was on the telephone constantly to transfer the 12,000 so as to ‘get things moving quickly’.
Skateboarding has a rich and vibrant history. Skateboarding was born in the decade of the 1940’s to 1950’s. Surfers were looking something that could be done when the oceans were flat, but also mimicked the feeling of surfing. Some say they should be eliminated, some say no. Some say certain sports should be added, some say no. Some of The Times’ Olympic crew took on the topic Wednesday morning during our daily live chat.
Football cleats come in all shapes and sizes, and of course prices. Most branded shoes will cost you a fortune and an occasional day in the football field doesn’t warrant shoes of such a hefty price (unless you’re rich, of course). For most football fans like us, a good pair of football boots is a necessity..
See that’s what I’m talking about. The Torah says not to work on the sabbath. Well now you gotta define what work is. Converse plans on answering this long standing critique on Thursday when it unveils a spiffier, pricier version of the nearly century old sneakers. The biggest upgrade in the Chuck II, as the company is calling the revamped shoes, comes with technology imported for the first time from corporate parent Nike. Lunarlon, a lightweight, bouncy foam used in Nike’s running and basketball shoes, will now be found in Chuck’s rubber sole..
Now that the dust is a little settled and I coming to terms of resuming the humdrum haze filled days, there a wee bit of time to do this race report, and then some. Once I got over the initial disappointment, my 20th turned out rather well, if a little different. It has a lot to do with what the Gold Coast has lined up for visitors, the presence of many familiar faces and meeting of new friends..
Researchers have to eat in shifts, and squeeze by one another through narrow hallways. Hot water is limited, showers are short, and the bathroom is separated from the main compartment by little curtains. Food is mostly freeze dried or peanut butter and jam sandwiches, and nothing can be heated with a flame.