Posts Tagged ‘racing’
Members of the Afghan national women’s cycling team have kept on riding through misogyny, harassment and physical violence. Now a corruption scandal threatens to knock the trailblazers off their bikes for good
Mexico and the US: separated by a river, some fences, and a long history of American racism. Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters Luis Gómez Romero , University of Wollongong In an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes, United States president-elect Donald Trump highlighted some campaign promises that he actually plans to keep.
Several cities have soda tax proposals on the ballot Nov. 8., including San Francisco and Oakland, California and Boulder, Colorado. For those voting on these sometimes controversial initiatives, a new study in the American Journal of Public Health provides some important perspective
Sleepless nights do not discriminate. And if you’ve ever lain awake thinking about commitments to work, school, family and friends, you’re familiar with what a challenge it can be to turn all those thoughts off at the end of the day and relax, let alone fall asleep. Enter meditation.
Democracy must be grounded in human rights. To many, that is obvious, but increasingly, we see some in Europe suggesting that democracy is about merely winning elections and then doing whatever the voters are deemed to want.
It’s almost bedtime, and just the thought of it kicks off your stress.
Before Hurricane Matthew hit, underserved children in Haiti were at risk for human trafficking. The effects of the storm have now exacerbated those risks
–Diego Rivera, Flower Seller 1942 Autumn is the season for remembrance, and nobody does remembrance like the Parisians. Crisp air, sunny skies, fewer tourists (at least most places) and easy public bike rentals: what could be a better moment to leap into the sentiments of moments past: the graphic intensity of mid-century Mexican painters and sculptors, the revisited brilliance of Oscar Wilde who died in Paris a victim of British sexual duplicity, and the always charming–if occasionally vapid–surrealist advertising images of semi-surrealist René Magritte
Here’s a grateful shoutout to ULI Los Angeles . As usual, at today’s ULI Los Angeles Planning for Transit conference, I learned something new. Thanks to the panel featuring Ann Sewill of the California Community Foundation I am wiser about a 1980s era group called Not Yet New York
How big an issue is the nausea problem for Virtual Reality products? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights .
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(Reuters) – The 17-year-old daughter of late actor Paul Walker has reached a $10.1 million settlement with the estate of the man driving the car that crashed and killed them both in 2013, her attorney said on Friday. Walker was a passenger in a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT driven by Roger Rodas when the car, traveling at speeds of 80 to 93 miles per hour (129 to 150 kilometers per hour), careened into trees and a utility pole in Santa Clarita, northwest of Los Angeles.
Staff photo: Anna Aurilio and her daughter at Maryland’s Patapsco Valley State Park Spring in the Mid-Atlantic region is a glorious season. Here in Washington, D.C. my 11-year old and her friends shed heavy winter coats to enjoy the gorgeous cherry blossoms, run around, and muck about in the dirt.
As I’ve said before, whenever I lose my way as a writer, and feel like I’m running up one dead end after another, I watch Sunday In The Park With George , the Sondheim masterpiece, because every song is like a little road map.
LAS VEGAS — These days, the Consumer Electronics Show is about more than just electronics. Marketers and ad agencies also flocked to Vegas to find out about new opportunities to reach consumers
Anyone who watched Chris Legh’s epic Kona Ironman performance back in 1997, has to have asked, “Is winning worth dying for?” For those who don’t know, Chris collapsed 50 yards from the finish line after 140.5 miles of racing, lost part of his intestines because of it and could have easily died. The video of it is hard to watch. It shows him staggering like a punch-drunk fighter (which he pretty much was at that point), fall, haul himself up one body part at a time, weave, slip, collapse in a broken heap, throw up a few times, seem to hear the crowd pushing him on, then try again — only to fall even harder, and, ultimately, fail.
SHANGHAI, CHINA–Shanghai, China’s financial capital, enjoys a double skyline.
“We each have two lives. The second begins When we realize we have only one.” Rabbi Margot Stein’s son Aryeh died six months ago, and she unfolded her grief on Yom Kippur by facing the prayer “Unataneh tokef – Who shall live, who shall die?” She is a writer and singer of Jewish music, including the songs for an eco-Jewish musical drama, “Guarding the Garden.” She is developing new approaches to Jewish education for developmentally disabled children. Rabbi Stein is a member of the Board of The Shalom Center
(RNS) Eleven years ago this Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, Rabbi Janet Marder asked the non-Jews in her California congregation to come forward for a blessing. These 100 or so people, mostly spouses of Jews, were not sure what the rabbi had in mind
Several Republican presidential candidates, including the usually deliberative Carly Fiorina, seem to favor a government shutdown if President Obama will not agree to defund Planned Parenthood. A shutdown would hurt Republicans. Republican Congressman Tom McClintock (Ca-4) quit the pro-shutdown House Freedom Caucus last week.
As Donald Trump seeks to ride proposed legislative repeal of the Fourteenth Amendment’s citizenship clause to the Republican presidential nomination, several of his rivals have called this debate a distraction. In fact, it speaks very directly to a central issue for any presidential candidate and race; that is, the kind of nation the United States should be. Trump’s ideas – in language adopted from mainstream restrictionist groups – are rife with contradictions and rich in irony.
Cyclists at a major racing event in Norway got the surprise of a lifetime when they passed through a military base and found themselves joined by a tank . A battalion commander at the Setermoen military camp told The Local he wanted to give a “special welcome” to the cyclists of the Arctic Race of Norway when they passed through the area so he sent out what he called the most important vehicle in the Norwegian Army: a Leopard 2A4 tank . ” We wanted to give them a warm welcome and to ride with them while they were in our camp ,” Lt. Col. Pal Berglund told the website. Someone then recorded a video of the tank in the race and set it to music: The cyclists seemed to get a kick out of it: So far during the race there's been jet fighters, speed boats, fire works, a tank & countless costumes. Norway goes all out for #ArcticRace — Chris Williams (@c1williamsau) August 14, 2015 Today I got drag raced by an army tank during a bike race
Will we at some point in the future elect an artificial intelligence (AI) to higher office? Would you ever vote for an algorithm to represent you in Congress, to manage your city, to be your President? Could we ever vote for an Abraham Lincoln 2.0 – an artificial intelligence built to replicate the decision making style of one of our most accomplished Presidents ?
I want to feel joy for joy’s sake Not wanting to earn it Or reach it Or arrive finally at its door After working And seeking After years of wracking pursuit, falling at the threshold Begging for mercy and entry and somewhere to rest and sleep in peace. No. I want to awaken there Dancing on the head of that pin Smiling in my sleep And rising to a peppy dawn I want to jump up in inspiration for the new day I want to take pen to paper And explode upon the page, my existence on this planet At this time, at this place, in this body, with this mind, and countenance, and spirit and soul With these eyeballs, and ears, and fingers, and taste buds, and ability to experience aromas, exotic and sublime, miraculously breathing in and out, and in and out again.
My partner calls my preferred sleeping posture — flat on my back, toes pointed up, hands at sides – “the coffin.” “Are you going to sleep in the coffin?” he’ll ask as I’m getting ready for bed. The “coffin” bothers him and he’s vocal about it. “It’s creepy and you look like you’re dead.” While I might quibble with his objection to the position in which I sleep (it does wonders for your back), I can understand how blurring the lines between sleep and death makes him uncomfortable
American Pharoah is on his way to getting his misspelled name in the history books! Following his victory at the Kentucky Derby, the speedy colt won the 140th Preakness Stakes despite the pouring rain, putting him on track for a shot to earn horse racing’s highest honor, the Triple Crown. More…
In the Gospels, Jesus is constantly walking — tracing a path through the ancient towns of Galilee, gathering followers and breaking bread with the outcasts of society. Pope Francis draws from this spirit in his latest book, “Walking with Jesus: A Way Forward for the Church.” The book, published by the U.S.-based Jesuit publishing company, Loyola Press, is a collection of Francis’ writings and sermons over the past two years
(RNS) If God brought all this snow, he also made it very hard to get to church.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Die-hard House conservatives, after bungling a coup against House Speaker John Boehner, now look like winners who are pushing their Republican caucus farther right. Rather than punish and isolate those who opposed him as leader, Boehner surprised many on Friday by embracing a major immigration plan that’s more stringent and conservative than lawmakers had expected.
Redacción | MEDIOTIEMPO Ciudad de México, lunes 15 de Septiembre del 2014 Aparecieron mensajes de disculpas en Twitter, pero la cuenta ya desapareció El político queretano Carlos Manuel Treviño Núñez habría ofrecido disculpas a Ronaldinho y a Gallos Blancos por llamar “simio” al jugador brasileño. Treviño Núñez insultó al refuerzo del Querétaro a través de Facebook, y luego de que la Directiva del club exigió castigo por sus comentarios y que el Consejo Nacional para Prevenir la Discriminación (Conapred) abriera una investigación, aparecieron comentarios de disculpas en la que sería la cuenta del político en Twitter, misma que ya desapareció de la red social. “Ofrezco una sentida disculpa a @10Ronaldinho por mi desafortunado comentario