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A Brief History On November 23, 1948, one of major league baseball’s greatest hitters and onetime highest paid player in the National League died penniless, and no one, not even his own son, would claim the body. Hack Wilson played for the Giants, Cubs, Dodgers and Phillies, but his heyday was with the Cubs.  We told Wilson’s story in our article “Onetime Highest Paid Player in National League Dies Penniless” and today we discuss 5 such stellar professional or famous athletes that lost their fortunes and ended up in financial straits. Digging Deeper Evander Holyfield, Heavyweight and Cruiserweight Boxing Champion.…

A Brief History In 17 BC, The Roman Lex Julia, Lex Iulia de Adulteriis Coercendis, punished adultery with banishment.  Have you ever become concerned that your partner may be flirting with someone else or cheating on you? If so, you are not alone, as many people have these feelings. Sometimes, this is all down to unnecessary anxiety and insecurities; however, sometimes, there may be signs that your instincts are right about there being something going in. One sign that often indicates a partner may be cheating is if they suddenly start to receive more phone calls and messages. This in itself is…

A Brief History In 1958, the term information technology in its modern sense first appeared in an article published in the Harvard Business Review; authors Harold J. Leavitt and Thomas L. Whisler commented that “the new technology does not yet have a single established name. We shall call it information technology (IT).”  Professional IT services play an important role in the day-to-day operations of any business or medium. They help ensure the smooth functioning of all technology platforms, programs, and channels. The role that such services play in online assessments is especially crucial. IT professionals are responsible for many aspects in…

A Brief History On November 21, 1927, the grossly inappropriately named Serene, Colorado, failed to live up to its idyllic name and was witness to a massacre of unarmed coal miners by the Colorado State Militia, an event usually called the “Columbine Mine Massacre” and alternatively called simply “The Columbine Massacre.”  Of course, the horrible school shooting that took place in 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado, is what generally comes to our minds when we hear the words “Columbine” and “massacre” used together. Digging Deeper In fact, the infamous school shooting in 1999 left 15 people dead,…

A Brief History On July 15, 1998, Statistics Canada said: “A household is generally defined as being composed of a person or group of persons who co-reside in, or occupy, a dwelling.”  Household bills can escalate quickly if they are not monitored correctly and it is an easy way to see your hard-earned pay cheque disappear faster than you would like it to. Household bills can include utilities like gas and electricity, food, TV, and your phone contracts to name but a few. A lot of these bills will just come off the bank account on a monthly basis and as…

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