The Daily Populous

Thursday September 13rd, 2018 morning edition

image for Naomi Osaka is reportedly set to sign Adidas' biggest deal with a female athlete — and it could make her one of the highest-paid women in sports

Naomi Osaka is reportedly set to sign the biggest deal Adidas has ever agreed to with a female athlete.

Osaka, a 20-year-old tennis player, just won the US Open — her first Grand Slam title.

But her new deal with Adidas could dwarf her earnings from tennis, The Times reports.

Osaka is reportedly on a "six figure" salary with Adidas that will expire this year.

The Times says a contract worth an estimated $8.5 million a year will be announced Thursday.

This would be Adidas' biggest deal with a female athlete, according to Yahoo, which also says it would see the Japanese star rocket up Forbes' list of the highest-paid women in sports.

With the new endorsement deal, Osaka could become the second-highest-paid woman this year, above her fellow tennis player Caroline Wozniacki but one rung below Williams. »

New Orleans: Prisoners Abandoned to Floodwaters

Authored by

“Of all the nightmares during Hurricane Katrina, this must be one of the worst,” said Corinne Carey, researcher from Human Rights Watch.

“Prisoners were abandoned in their cells without food or water for days as floodwaters rose toward the ceiling.”.

These prisoners were taken by boat to the Broad Street overpass bridge, and ultimately transported to correctional facilities outside New Orleans. »

A Series Of Suspicious Money Transfers Followed The Trump Tower Meeting

Authored by
image for

Investigators are focused on two bursts of banking activity — one shortly after the June 2016 meeting, the other immediately after the presidential election.

Suspicious activity reports are not evidence of wrongdoing, but they can provide clues to investigators looking into possible money laundering, tax evasion, or other misconduct.

Bankers noted that the withdrawals came shortly after news broke about Goldstone’s role in the Trump Tower meeting. »

World's biggest tobacco companies aim to kill Montana healthcare initiative

Authored by
image for

Industry heavyweights fiercely oppose proposed $2 tax on packs of cigarettes to be used to fund Medicaid in the state.

The referendum calls for the tax to be used to fund Medicaid, a government health insurance program that provides care for the poor.

Medicaid eligibility was expanded in Montana under the Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama’s flagship legislation as president that is sometimes nicknamed “Obamacare”. »