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Hingis Goes 0-2 In Return To Grand Slam Tennis

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US Open Tennis 2013 Schedule: When and Where to Watch Remaining Rounds

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He said her return of serve was as good as he’s seen from a woman in mixed doubles. “A genius on the court,” Lindstedt called her. “I’ve never seen a girl who can control pace on a serve the way she does. … If she guesses right and she’s there, she’s not fazed by the power. I’d heard that before, but being a cocky male and all, I figured, ‘It’s all right.’ But she got me a few times.” The end of the mixed doubles match was strange, with Bhupathi disputing a call for about a minute, then Lindstedt following with a pair of double-faults, the second of which came on a foot fault that compelled him to lightly toss his racket over the net. Hingis thought she showed she can hang with the world’s best players on the biggest stages, “but it would help to win some matches for confidence, I guess, especially those big points.” Asked if her comeback could include a return to the singles court, where she first reached No. 1 in 1997, she responded: “God, give me a break.” “No, I haven’t given any more thought to it,” she said. “I have a hard time covering half the court and trying to be there.
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Primetimeat U.S. Open: Men’s Round of 16/Women’s Quarterfinal 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Primetimeat U.S. Open: Quarterfinals 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Primetimeat U.S. Open: Men’s Quarterfinals 8 p.m.
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For Federer and Williams, it was business as usual at Flushing Meadows but not for Italy’s Sara Errani, the women’s fourth seed. Crumbling under the weight of expectation, Errani crashed to a 6-3 6-1 loss to compatriot Flavia Pennetta, then made the startling admission she choked under pressure. “I don’t know why, but I’m not enjoying going on the courts,” she confessed. “And that is the worst thing a player can have.” Federer, unflappable even as he struggles to add to his record collection of 17 grand slam singles titles, hardly raised a sweat as he brushed aside Argentina’s Carlos Berlocq 6-3 6-2 6-1. “For me it was pretty straightforward, to be honest,” Federer said. “It’s one of those matches I expect myself to win if possible in straight sets and gain confidence in the process. “All those things happened, so, yeah, I’m pleased about it.” Williams was also unflustered even though the wind was blowing hard when she strolled on to the Arthur Ashe Stadium center court. Her match against Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan had originally been scheduled for Wednesday but was held over because of rain.
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August 31st, 2013 at 8:13 pm

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Landon Donovan, Omar Gonzalez Called Up For World Cup Qualifiers

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World’s Fastest Train Resumes Trials as Japan Plans Maglev Line

in World Cup qualifiers next month. (Bret Hartman / Associated Press / August 29, 2013) By Kevin Baxter August 29, 2013, 1:18 p.m. The Galaxys Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez were both called up to the U.S. national team Thursday for key World Cup qualifiers next month in Costa Rica and against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio. For Donovan, next Fridays match in Costa Rica will mark his first appearance in a World Cup qualifier in more than a year. Donovan did not play in the final four matches of the third round of qualifying last fall because of injury and was left off the roster for the first six games this year after taking a three-month break from soccer last winter. “I’m excited. I’m happy to be a part of the group but we have real work to do, said Donovan, who forced his way back onto the roster by leading a U.S. B team to a Gold Cup title last month, scoring seven goals and recording seven assists in seven July games. We have the potential in the next couple of weeks to be qualified for the World Cup and that’s always the goal and I’m going to do everything I can to make that happen,” Donovan said. Gonzalez, who started all six of this years qualifiers, has become a force at central defense for Coach Juergen Klinsmann.
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Former World Player of the Year, Ollie Phillips sets sail for the high seas

JR Centrals chairman and president, Japans transport minister and local mayors were among officials riding the train, which reached 505 kmh. Compared with the bullet train, there was a slightly noticeable feeling of speed, Akihiro Ohta, the transport minister, told reporters after riding the maglev today. At times, there was the same kind of feeling in my ears as there is when in a plane or elevator, when it goes up quickly. By fine-tuning the technology and accumulating experience, Japan can build trust in the train, Ohta said. Tokyos Growth The new line may benefit from projections showing that even as Japans total population declines, Tokyos will continue to grow as more people move to the capital. The number of people living in Tokyo prefecture is predicted to increase to 13.4 million by 2020 from 13.2 million in 2010. The greater Tokyo regions population exceeds 35 million, making it the worlds largest metropolis. With a planned extension from Nagoya to Osaka by 2045, the maglev line would put 64 million people within commuting distance of each other, according to the train operator. JR Central predicts a maglev service will help persuade people to fly less and reduce reliance on highways. Fares between Tokyo and Nagoya will be about 700 yen more than the current bullet train, the company has said. There may not be a lot of new passengers to Nagoya, but when its extended to Osaka there could be a significant business demand, said Ryota Himeno , an analyst at Barclays Securities Japan Ltd. Tokyo is becoming more expensive and crowded, and so companies might move some operations to Osaka once it opens.
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Destination Dining Adventures All Over the World

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“Were looking forward to following his adventures as he sails around the world and are wishing him and his Great Britain teammates a very safe and successful journey, said Vickerman. Phillips will then officially kick-start his Road to Rio campaign when the race arrives in Rio at the end of the first leg in early October. The player aims to return to the Brazilian city to represent Great Britain in the first Olympic Rugby Sevens event in 2016, before retiring from international competition. Limits I think that mentally, physically and emotionally it is going to push me to my limits, but that is something that I look forward to facing and overcoming,” said Phillips of his participation in the 40,000-mile, 11 month race. I hope through all these challenges and events, I can increase awareness and help to continue the fight against dementia. My grandmother’s health deteriorated so quickly following her diagnosis that I decided to do something to help fight this terrible disease. I have an ambition to play at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games for Great Britain. I’m immensely proud to know that part of my mental and physical journey towards fulfilling that ambition will be tested and conquered under the sails of the Great Britain Clipper Race yacht. During the race Phillips plans to lead a programme of unique Sevens themed activities at many of the 15 stopover destinations, to help raise the profile of the sport internationally.
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KB Network News Tableside Cheffing Casimir & Co., New York City Tableside meat carving and Caesar salad preparation are fairly common, but it’s rare to see a stateside restaurant prepare a signature red meat dish tableside, with any spicing and garnish choice a guest might want — but not a moment on the flames. At authentic French bistros such as Casimir & Co., guests can direct the server in preparing their steak tartare tableside, and then send it off to the kitchen to be seared. But seriously, doesn’t that defeat the point? To get the true flavor of the dish, eat it raw, per the recipe and tradition. Lunch with a Llama Taos, New Mexico Like most New Mexico towns, Taos is known for its outdoor adventures — and one specialty tour operator is creating quite a buzz with its buck-toothed, furry trail companions. “Take a Llama to Lunch” day hikes are a runaway hit (pun intended) with family vacationers. It’s no wonder kids want to hit the northern New Mexico trails with these goofy-cute creatures: they’re gentle (when trained to be) and big enough to carry all the gear.
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August 31st, 2013 at 12:02 pm

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Ayanbadejo Edits Sports Edition Of Gay/lesbian Paper

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Sports Digest: Johnny Manziel suspended for one half of Texas A&M’s opener

James writes about the gay slurs that were casually bandied about in NFL locker rooms when he played in the early 1990s. JASON COLLINS: Makes appearance at VMAs “It didn’t occur to us that we were being offensive, let alone that there may have been a gay man on our team, in that locker room with us or, worse yet, laughing at those jokes out of fear,” James writes. “That was my conditioning, my every day. “Then I became a Ford model, and let’s just say the locker room looked very different. I was the minority in almost every sense of the word. I was a minority as a black man, I was a minority as a muscular man with an 18-inch neck and I was a minority as a straight man. Everything that made me one of the boys in football now made me an outsider.” RUSSIAN WOMEN: Podium kisses not protest Kevin Naff, editor of the Blade, which styles itself as the national newspaper of record for the LGBT (lesbian gay bisexual transgender) community, said Ayanbadejo was active as guest editor. “Anytime you work with a famous person, you risk a vanity project,” Naff told USA TODAY Sports. “But I was pleasantly surprised how involved Brendon is, especially in recruiting” writers for the issue.
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Kleefeld’s Fanthropology #25: Of Sports & Superheroes

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Everyone shared in part of the defense and, as a result, had a greater degree of safety. That notion is almost hard-wired into our brains still and, while we don’t have to circle the wagons so much and are too geographically diverse to really do so anyway, we still use the idea of a tribe to establish a form of support. It’s more emotional and than physical, but we reach out to our tribes — the people with whom we’ve established some connection — for encouragement when we get a new job or buy a new house. For a shoulder to cry on when we’ve lost a loved one or have experienced a personal trauma. For help in fixing your computer when everything freezes up on you. Those tribes are still there; they’re just not built as much around phyiscal location anymore, but rather a shared experience. A ball game that we all enjoyed. A general character premise that we appreciate. An education using some of the same facilities.
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Vonn said after a gym workout that her knee is almost as strong as her left one. She will ski with the U.S. team in Portillo, Chile, and possibly go through some gates later at the training camp. The four-time overall World Cup champion is looking at a possible return to competition in late November in Beaver Creek, Colo. Thats three months ahead of the Sochi Olympics, where she will defend her downhill title. Vonn tore her ACL in a crash at the world championships in Austria six months ago. . . . Bill Marolt will step down as president and CEO of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association after the Sochi Olympics.
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August 31st, 2013 at 3:54 am

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Obama: Syria represents ‘a challenge to the world’

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A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs This story is part of Barack Obama Obama: Syria represents ‘a challenge to the world’ Richard Wolf, USA TODAY 2:40 p.m. EDT August 30, 2013 President Obama speaking earlier this week (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin AP) SHARECONNECT TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE WASHINGTON — President Obama said Friday he is considering a “limited, narrow act” as a military response to Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons against its own citizens. Calling it “a challenge to the world,” Obama said the use of chemical weapons threatens U.S. national security and merits a response. “We’re not considering any open-ended commitment,” the president said. “We’re not considering any boots-on-the-ground approach.” Obama emphasized that he still has not made any decisions about what actions the U.S. will take.
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Stay in the ultimate dog house: World’s biggest beagle doubles as a cozy hotel

The couple created the smaller beagle as a roadside attraction before they came up with the idea of the dog themed hotel.

Donovan did not play in the final four matches of the third round of qualifying last fall because of injury and was left off the roster for the first six games this year after taking a three-month break from soccer last winter. “I’m excited. I’m happy to be a part of the group but we have real work to do, said Donovan, who forced his way back onto the roster by leading a U.S. B team to a Gold Cup title last month, scoring seven goals and recording seven assists in seven July games. We have the potential in the next couple of weeks to be qualified for the World Cup and that’s always the goal and I’m going to do everything I can to make that happen,” Donovan said. Gonzalez, who started all six of this years qualifiers, has become a force at central defense for Coach Juergen Klinsmann. “It’s just an exciting time. These games are huge and I’m just happy that I’m getting the opportunity to be a part of it,” Gonzalez said. Gonzalez, who is expected to play alongside Donovan in the Galaxys Major League Soccer match with San Jose on Saturday at the StubHub Center before joining the national team, was also happy his MLS teammate will be rejoining him. I’m very excited to have him there, Gonzalez said of Donovan.
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Galaxy’s Donovan, Gonzalez called up for World Cup qualifiers

Barking mad couple Frances Conklin, 62, and Dennis Sullivan, 71, from Idaho first created a large Beagle carved out of wood by a chainsaw as a roadside attraction before they came up with the idea of the dog-themed hotel. Frances, who is a chainsaw artist along with Dennis, said: “Dennis made the smaller of the two big beagles, called Toby before we established Dog Bark Park. It served as a roadside attraction to draw people to our studio and giftshop. Then a few years later Dennis designed and built the giant beagle. The creative and dog-mad pair came up with the idea for Dog Bark Park Inn when having dinner one night. Caters News Agency Creators Dennis and Frances with their dog Sprocket. The creative Idaho couple runs a dog themed hotel housed in a giant beagle. Frances said: “The idea came about as most of our creative endeavours do rather out of nowhere and everywhere. RELATED: COLD WAR MISSILE SILO CONVERTED INTO A HOUSE, NOW UP FOR SALE “Over dinner one night we began talking about a bigger dog which would be seen easily from the highway that passes by Dog Bark Park and voila soon the idea to make it a dog large enough to serve as a lodging unit surfaced, about the time we were eating our chocolate dessert.” The giant Beagle, known as Sweet Willy, acts as a guesthouse in Idaho, and it can sleep four people.
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The world’s weirdest wedding photos?

The cliched poses in gardens or on beaches? New Tylenol cap will have warning label Then take some inspiration from the creative couples in Hong Kong, who are memorializing their love with unconventional photo shoots featuring such surreal backdrops as giant cats or pastries. Many couples in the city opt to take engagement photos months before the big day, a tradition that started in Taiwan and has now spread to China and South Korea. The more adventurous are opting for photo shoots that diverge from the standard scenes, and instead reflect something about their personalities, passions or the story of their love. Kim Lee wanted a theme that reflected her love of food, so her photos with her fiance Daniel Chan feature the couple sitting on giant egg tarts and macaroons. Yvonne Ho, the wedding planner behind Lee and Chan’s shoot, said planning this sort of photography is closer to an advertising or fashion shoot. Ho works to create an individualized concept for each couple, so they come away feeling she has presented the story of their life together. “I want to share their love,” she said, adding that her responsibility is to “tell the story by the photos.” In the case of sporting enthusiasts Kenny Tang and Olivia Kok, Ho enlisted a professional underwater photographer to capture the couple’s active lifestyle.
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August 30th, 2013 at 7:43 pm

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At The US Open Tennis Tournament, It’s The Year Of The Cloud

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Now comes the U.S. Open, Aug. 26 to Sept. 9 at New Yorks fabled USTA Billy Jean King National Tennis Center. As with all of tennis grand slam events around the globe, IBM will again be providing technology that brings the tournament to the world everything from creating all the digital platforms, to scorekeeping and providing data for the TV commentators, to managing key elements of event operations. Each year, we push our team to outdo themselves producing innovations that thrill fans and help people deepen their appreciation of the matches while experiencing the action whether they are at the tennis center, at home, or on the go. The advances our consultants have produced for this years tournament with familiar features such as Slam Tracker or Keys to the Match will take the experience to a new level. And, importantly, this is the year that cloud computing is coming full force to the U.S. Open to make sure the experience is unparalleled.
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James Blake, after ending his tennis career with U.S. Open loss, still fighting the good fight

The spotlight of big-time tennis shines on James Blake one final time at the U.S. Open.

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Tennis sensation Victoria Duval: “We’ve experienced a lot;” dream is “to win all four grand slams”

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It was a good feeling. I mean, like eight, ten years watching and waiting for that moment. NADINE DUVAL, VICTORIAS MOTHER: This is a dream and this is something, this is a passion. I’m happy for her. PEREIRA (on camera): Do you remember hearing your family in the stands? DUVAL: No, because the whole crowd was going nuts. The crowd just blurred them out. PEREIRA (voice-over): Victoria has overcome the odds before.
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Tennis Elbow Not Exclusive to the Tennis Enthusiast: How to Manage It and Preventative Strategies

I don’t have to face the same things my dad had to face. SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS The spotlight of big-time tennis shines on James Blake one final time at the U.S. Open. But Blake conceded that I also dont think were at the finish line, and that society has new topics to be dealt with. Blake referred to the non-profit organization, Athlete Ally, that he joined, which is designed to eradicate homophobia in sports. I did join Athlete Ally because I feel like rights need to be given to those that have a different lifestyle than what some people may consider normal, said Blake, a married father to daughter Riley. I think we need to embrace the fact that there are people that want to live their life the way they want to live their life and should be given that right. I’m happy that DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) was overturned. I’m happy that things like that are getting better. But we’re definitely not at the finish line. Having competed in the 2008 Olympics, Blake reflected on the upcoming 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and the growing international controversy over the countrys anti-gay propaganda law signed by president Vladimir Putin. It’s sad, Blake said of the law. Like I said, we’re still in this fight. I don’t know if a boycott would change that.
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August 30th, 2013 at 11:30 am

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Diane Kruger Talks Karl Lagerfield, Beauty and Health

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Wellness: Elixirs for health and beauty

Considering her relationship with Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, it’s no surprise that she would be the ideal face of the beauty house’s latest skin care campaign . “My first shoot as a model was for Karl Lagerfeld,” Diane told the magazine . I immediately fell under the charm of his kindness and his sense of humour, and, of course, our German roots brought us closer. This happy coincidence gave us an inseparable connection.” Her roots in modeling have also given her some lasting beauty tips. “My experience as a model taught me the right tips and tricks to enhance my features,” she said. “So I prefer to do my own makeup. I want above all to look like myself.” And when it comes to aging and beauty, Diane has a philosophy worth sticking to: “Even though I loved being 20, I’m not nostalgic about my beauty at that time. If I’m happier now, then I’m more beautiful than I was before.” While some derive satisfaction from working out, Diane admits she finds her sense of fulfillment elsewhere. “I’m not really athletic. I hate going to the gym,” she said.
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Must-have Konjac Sponge: health and beauty in one wash

Konjac Baby Sponge

Most impressive! Angel, Tori, and Tia are so outstanding, you’ll just have to meet them sometime for yourself! I bought the Hund-N-Flocken and enough Critter Oil to share with family – and I’ll be buying more. Isn’t it spectacular when the best connections happen? I’ve also been referred to a natural holistic doggie doctor. I may also seek them out if we need a second opinion on anything Beau needs. I am, your local wellness activist ready to provide you a list of alternative, holistic, or complimentary medicine doctors located in St. Petersburg / Tampa Florida. I’ve linked each to their own websites so you can get more information about them or contact their office.
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Though no one can promise you will be disease-free, you can maximize your health by making wise lifestyle choices. First, eat a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, lean meats and protein, and whole grains, avoiding processed foods and excess sugar and fat. Next, be physically active. Even moderate activity can help you stay strong and fit and improve your health and stamina. Making exercise part of your life can help you maintain independence. Surprisingly, regular flossing may add to your years. The National Institutes of Health reports that poor dental hygiene is one of the most common causes of a heart infection called infective endocarditis. So floss, brush and see a dentist. As for the supplements that promise to fight aging, though there is research that they seem to hold promise of combating the effects of aging, no studies have yet proved conclusive. Promising therapies that caught fire in recent years have lost their glow, including human growth hormone, resveratrol (as found in red wine), and DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone).
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Natural health and beauty find: Critter Oil for our “children with fur”

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The Konjac plant is naturally moisture rich and balances the acidity of the skins impurities and oils, stimulates blood flow and encourages growth of new skin cells. Not only does your skin feel clean and refreshed after using the sponge, but also you reduce your carbon footprint by using an environmentally friendly product. If youre wondering, the sponge can be used on its own; there is no need for using additional cleansers or soaps, and it has been made in different variations depending on skin types. The Baby Sponge is ideal for little ones with sensitive skin or suffering from eczema. For oily and problem teenage skin the sponge with added bamboo charcoal is perfect for removing impurities. Keeping the traveller and sports person in mind, they created the sports sponge which comes in its own travel pouch, ideal for carrying to and from the gym, or away on holidays. The range that would resonate with the fairer sex is definitely the French clay sponge. French clay is very popular with beauty therapists due to its cleansing, exfoliating, smoothing and softening effects on the skin. This sponge comes in three ranges: FrenchRedClaycreated for dry and sensitive skin, FrenchGreenClay for normal to oily skin and FrenchPinkClay for tired and devitalised skin. The sponges retail from about 7 to 12 and last up to three months; that seems like a clever and healthy investment into your skin. Lucy Pennington To find out more about the Konjac root and the sponge range visit the Konjac Sponge Companys website .
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August 30th, 2013 at 3:25 am

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Capsules on 3 sports seeking 2020 Olympic spot

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Ramachandran. Bid plans: Men’s and women’s tournaments, each of 32 players, played over five days. Matches played in two glass courts. Video review for refereeing decisions; replays on giant screens. Pros: All five continents have produced men’s and women’s world champions; bid supported by tennis greats Roger Federer and Andre Agassi; squash played in other major multi-sports events (Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Pan American Games); Olympics would be peak for squash athletes; clean doping record. Cons: Olympics already has 3 racket sports (tennis, badminton and table tennis); questions over how spectator- and TV-friendly sport would be; sport’s elitist image; questions over how universal sport truly is. Quote: “The last time …
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Beverly Hills Unified hires law firm for review of sports camp

Sept. 5 NFL Kickoff Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos Sun. Sept. 8 Week 1 New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys Sun. Sept. 15 Week 2 San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks Sun. Sept.
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BTO Sports Announces Amateur Motocross Photo Contest

The grand prize winner will receive an expense paid trip for two to Las Vegas to see the Monster Energy Cup on October 19, 2013. “The contest isn’t about who can nail the most extreme trick and catch a photo of it. BTO Sports wants to give amateur photographers a chance to show what motocross can mean to them,” said a BTO Sports representative. To enter, participants must have a Facebook page and submit their entry via https://www.facebook.com/btosports . The contest can be found in the tab section under the cover photo. Facebook users can vote for their favorite photos, and BTO Sports will select the winning photo from the top five most voted photos. The grand prize for a winner and their guest will consist of two tickets to the Monster Energy Cup 2013 on October 19th in Las Vegas.
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NBC Sports Group Surrounds Week 1 of 2013 NFL Season With ‘NFL Kickoff’ and 2013 ‘Sunday Night Football’

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The board approved a contract with the Los Angeles law firm of Lozano Smith to assist Beverly Hills Unified with legal services, but does not specify the proble. But district spokeswoman Tracy Balsz said the agreement includes the review of the sports camp. The law firm has represented the district in the past, but does not now have any business with the district, Balsz said. Under the agreement, the district would be charged between $215 and $295 an hour for work done by a partner, senior counsel or other attorneys employed by the law firm. The firm’s associates would cost the district between $165 and $225 an hour and law clerks and paralegals would cost between $110 and $135 an hour. Under the agreement, an “educational consultant” described as a current or former school district administrator or board member would be paid $125 an hour. The firm did not return a telephone call for comment Wednesday. Parents say they were led to believe that the academy was a mandatory school-sanctioned camp for athletes and that fees would help fund sports teams. Others say they were strongly encouraged by the principal and other administrators to enroll their children to give them a better shot at making teams. Parents contend that it is a conflict of interest for public school officials to run a business that caters solely to their own students. Earlier this month, Paysinger said in a statement that the review would provide needed transparency. “In my thirty-plus years as an educator, school official and employee of the Beverly Hills Unified School District, I have always acted in the best interests of our students and the District,” Paysinger said. The academy charges from $200 to $385 for the monthlong training session and takes in between $60,000 and $70,000 a summer, according to the district. None of the revenue goes toward the athletic teams at Beverly Hills High. In 1997, the district asked Paysinger to run a summer sports program at the school which previously had been operated by a local university, according to Paysinger’s attorney, Reed Aljian.
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August 29th, 2013 at 7:11 pm

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Women’s Equality Day: Mobilizing the Women of the World

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Column: How King’s speech took the world

There were many “invisible women” who lacked access to resources, powerful female role models and, above all, choice. My mother encouraged me to advocate for myself and for those who felt invisible. As the CEO of WomanCare Global, a non-profit women’s health company focused on delivering high-quality healthcare products, I believe that empowering women by ensuring their reproductive choice is critical for women who simply want to provide a better quality of life for their children and ultimately, themselves. On a global scale, an investment in female empowerment ensures healthier, wealthier and better educated communities. Empowering girls may be the greatest strength we possess to redefine equality and fight social and economic inequities. By giving girls the tools to succeed as women, economies grow. Statistics from the World Bank show that closing the joblessness gap between girls and their male counterparts would yield an increase in GDP of up to 1.2 percent in a single year. Starting with access – to education, healthcare, and choice – we need to make a conscious decision to invest in women by ensuring they have the tools to invest in themselves. At WomanCare Global, we are doing our crucial part to provide sustainable access to reproductive healthcare products in over 100 countries. Among women and girls in developing countries, affordability, school attendance and the stigma of menstruation persist as common themes; yet, access to menstrual products in the U.S. remains so commonplace.
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The Third Metric

You wouldnt know that the cameras were there if you didnt look up and maybe even the act of looking up attracts their attention. But who are they? There is no way of knowing who is looking at the images. So lets worry about that. Here is a writer looking up at a camera and being worried by it and, in some technical center somewhere, there is some unknown person in some unknown capacity looking at his face and worrying about his intentions. Closed Circuit came out of a general anxiety about surveillance. Government surveillance and private surveillance. There has also been a complex change in the law in Britain which has (arguably) eroded the rights of defendants in certain cases and this was the issue around which the original idea condensed. But as I worked on developing the story, in conjunction with British lawyer Tim Owen Q.C.
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Screenwriter Steven Knight: Government surveillance and the world of ‘Closed Circuit’

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But King’s dignified appeal to the better nature of his countrymen had a resonance far wider than just the United States. When he addressed what he called “the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation,” he would inadvertently set off a worldwide movement for racial emancipation. Tangible evidence of the long march he set off on 50 years ago can be found in the endless roads and civic facilities around the world to which the name Martin Luther King has been appended – celebrating the American civil rights leader’s universal cry for a more generous and humane world. Africans found a particularly poignant message in King’s plea for racial tolerance and his declaration that “the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination.” It is no surprise that there is a Martin Luther King Road in Lusaka, Zambia, and a Martin Luther King Street in Mpumalanga, South Africa. King’s appeal to the goodness in Americans and the struggle for black liberation in South Africa led by Nelson Mandela were made of the same cloth. King’s insistence on non-violence stemmed from his devotion to the ideas of pacifist civil disobedience preached by Mahatma Gandhi as a means to throw off British rule in India. The link between the two strands of dignified, peaceful, powerful dissent can be found celebrated all over India, as in the naming of Martin Luther King Sarani, or Street, in the fancy Park Street area of Calcutta. Harder to fathom, perhaps, is the plethora of Martin Luther King public monuments in France, places like Parc Martin Luther King in the tony Parisian neighborhood of Batignolles, once the home of the Impressionist painter Edouard Manet, and the? College Martin Luther King in Villiers-le-Bel?. King could not have imagined how readily his name would be commandeered by liberal white politicians to boast the impeccability of their progressive credentials.
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August 29th, 2013 at 2:55 am

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NY Daily News calls Christie ‘fatso’ on front page

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The Daily Docket: Judge Tosses BofA Suit Against FDIC

27, 2013 Coming to a spirited and perhaps journalistically unprecedented defense of one of its reporters, The New York Daily News — the fifth highest circulated paper in America — called Gov. Christie a “fatso” on its front page today. The tabloid was responding to Christie’s repeated ad hominem attacks yesterday against the Daily News reporter who covers the New York Jets, Manish Mehta. As I recounted here , Christie spent four hours yesterday co-hosting a sports radio talk show on WFAN in New York, and the topic du jour was Jets Coach Rex Ryan’s decision to play quarterback Mark Sanchez at the end of a meaningless pre-season game. Sanchez got hurt, and reporters were aggressive in their questioning at the subsequent news conference. Christie — who is friends with Ryan, and even received lap-band advice from him before the gov underwent his own surgery — defended the coach and slammed Mehta.He called Mehta a “complete idiot, self-consumed, underpaid reporter,” and said he would have told him, “you’re an idiot, don’t ask stupid questions.” “When reporters act like jerks you need to treat them that way back,” advised Christie, who has built a reputation for attacking reporters. “They don’t have some vaulted status in our society that they get to act like jerks and not be treated like a jerk back.” Well the Daily News did not take too kindly on Christie attacking one of its own, and responded with two articles and several headlines filled with fat jokes. The cover headline, “Who you calling an idiot, fatso?” was complemented by these headlines inside the paper: “ATTACK OF THE BLOB” and “PICK ON SOMEONE YOUR OWN SIZE.” In one of the two columns that appeared, Mike Lupica — who has written favorably about the gov in the past — wrote: “The biggest guy in the Republican Party may have thought he was being a standup guy for his friend Rex Ryan.
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Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan and Jessie Wood: Iraq Violence, Merrill Lynch Suit, and March on Washington Anniversary

The clock is ticking for Jon Stewart ‘s return to “The Daily Show” desk on Sept. 3. The longtime fake news anchor has been overseas in Jordan for the summer, directing his first film, “Rosewater.” But unless you get your news from sources other than “The Daily Show,” you wouldn’t know that. Also John Oliver signs off as ‘Daily Show’ host Fill-in anchor John Oliver , who occupied the seat from June 10 until Aug. 15, kicked off every show with a different explanation of where Stewart was, everything from cobbling shoes in a small Italian village to teaching the squares how to dance sexy in upstate New York. But before he ended his two-month run as anchor, Oliver finally let viewers know what Stewart had actually been doing, complete with a shot of a bearded Stewart on the set of his film. PHOTOS: Classic ‘Tonight Show’ moments The film, telling the true story of an Iran-born journalist who was detained by Iranian officials and held as a suspected spy in solitary confinement for three months, holds a special connection to Stewart and “The Daily Show.” The real-life journalist, Maziar Bahari, appeared on the show alongside correspondent Jason Jones dressed in a very obvious spy outfit. Footage of that interview was used against Bahari as supposed proof that he was a spy.
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Read the Daily Bankruptcy Review article here . (Daily Bankruptcy Review and DBR Small Cap are daily newsletters with comprehensive coverage and analysis of emerging and in-progress insolvencies and turnarounds. For a two-week trial, visit our homepage , scroll to the bottom and click try for free.) The Irish Times reports on the Chapter 15 bankruptcy filing of the Irish Bank Resolution Corp. Detroits bankruptcy judge is speeding up a hearing on the citys eligibility for Chapter 9 protection, Reuters reports . MoneyBeat looks at AMR Corp.s $15 million a month in bankruptcy fees. CFO Journal has a piece on how AMRs bankruptcy costs are affecting its profits. The judge in San Bernardino, Calif.s bankruptcy case is streamlining the citys eligibility trial, Bloomberg reports . According to Bloomberg , Suntech Power Holdings Co. said three directors quit after they said the company didnt have a business plan.
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Countdown is on for Jon Stewart’s return to ‘The Daily Show’

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Iraqi authorities have called the wave of violence in Baghdad this week the worst in the past five years. While the attacks were coordinated it is not yet known who carried them out. A Reuters report attempts to explain the violence saying, More than two years of civil war in neighboring Syria have aggravated deep-rooted sectarian divisions in Iraq, fraying the countrys uneasy coalition of Shiite Muslim, Sunni Muslim and Kurdish factions. Click here for a Reuters article about the story. On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the financial company Merrill Lynch has agreed to a settlement of $160 million over a racial discrimination lawsuit brought on behalf of hundreds of African American staffers. It will be the largest ever payout over a racial discrimination suit in US history. The lawsuit contends that for years the firm steered lucrative deals to white brokers while leading black brokers into clerical positions. Click here for an NBC News article about the story. We turn next to KPFK correspondent and volunteer coordinator Jessie Wood who is in Washington DC all week and joined us live from the commemoration celebrations in DC where President Obama is getting ready to deliver an address shortly. Click here for a White House Press Release.
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August 28th, 2013 at 6:40 pm

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Rs 6cr sports complex at Porvorim in offing

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The Goa state infrastructure development corporation (GSIDC) is expected to issue the work order within a week. Porvorim independent MLA Rohan Khaunte told TOI that the sports complex will consist of an international standard football ground, swimming pool, diving pool, children’s playpool, courts for basketball, table tennis, lawn tennis and squash. The complex will also have a gymnasium, cafeteria and other associated facilities. The complex will be built on about 20,000 square metres of land belonging to the directorate of panchayats. Khaunte said that once the sports complex is ready, the government has the option of handing it over to the sports authority of Goa (SAG) to maintain it. Khaunte also said that the government should move faster to issue the work order and that the time limit to complete the project is 18 months from the date of issue of work order. The project is expected to be awarded to Mumbai-based Klassic Constructions, sources said.The complex, first of its kind in Porvorim, is expected to cater to the people of entire Bardez, which lacks such a facility.
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Sports Shorts

In Atlanta, rookie Alex Wood pitched five-plus strong innings, Elliot Johnson had a two-run triple as the Braves beat the Indians 2-0. In Detroit, Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Justin Verlander, and the As beat the Tigers 6-3 in a game cut short by rain. Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said manager John Gibbons will return as manager in 2014, even though the team remains stuck in last place in the AL East. NFL: RG3 could get all-clear tomorrow Robert Griffin III could get the all-clear to play in the regular season when he meets with his surgeon tomorrow night. Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said yesterday Griffin, who had reconstructive right knee surgery in January, will meet with Dr. James Andrews while the Redskins are in Florida for their final preseason game against the Buccaneers. Andrews cleared Griffin for practice before the start of training camp but has yet to clear the quarterback to play in games. The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance to help former Patriots star tight end and murder suspect Aaron Hernandez collect an $82,000 workout bonus.
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August 28th, 2013 at 10:35 am

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