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Russian Track Athlete Darya Klishina Allowed to Compete in Olympics After Appeal
- August 20, 2016

Olympics: Former US Olympic sprinter Maurice Green discusses Russia's doping bans and how widespread the use of PEDs may be at the Rio Olympics. "The CAS Panel applied the IAAF c ompetition rules to conclude that the previous decision of the IAAF DRB (Doping Review Board), that the athlete complied with the relevant criteria because of her permanent residence outside Russian Federation, still applied despite the additional information provided by Prof". (more...)
Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump narrows to 4 points
- August 20, 2016

The Republican nominee tapped Stephen Bannon - a combative conservative media executive with no presidential campaign experience - to serve as CEO of his White House bid. While claiming that he is not politically correct, Donald Trump just apologized for using painful words that may have hurt people. Trump's speech on Thursday night, echoing remarks earlier in the week in Wisconsin, reached out to minority voters and accused Clinton of being dishonest. (more...)
Rihanna poses alongside her giant size statue at Berlin Biennale Rihanna poses alongside her giant size statue at Berlin Biennale
- August 20, 2016

This week, Rihanna visited the statue itself when passing through Berlin as part of her European tour, later uploading a photo of herself posing in front of the art piece to Snapchat. Argentinian artist Peláez creates oversized cut-outs of the the bodies of female stars and idols from South America and the Caribbean, often depicting them in glitzy gowns or swimsuits, always with their faces transposed onto their chests. (more...)
Dr. Drew's Concern For Hillary Clinton's Health Is Probably Unfounded
- August 20, 2016

But Trump himself might not be immune to Pinsky's impolitic diagnoses. "The very medicine the doctors are using may be causing this problem and they're using an old-fashioned medicine to treat it", he said . The Getty caption for that image, however, provides the much-needed context: "Hillary Clinton slips as she walks up the stairs". That's profound. And then number two, when they screened her for heart disease, again, they did an old-fashioned screen. (more...)
Amy Schumer talks Kurt Metzger scandal on 'Charlie Rose'
- August 20, 2016

The controversy surrounding Metzger erupted after he posted a series of strongly-worded Facebook rants stemming from accusations of rape against a fellow stand-up comedian. When a woman says they were assaulted, a lot of people's first reaction is to say 'No you weren't. What was the situation?' They treat it like the Salem Witch Trials. (more...)
Paul Manafort Resigns From Donald Trump's Campaign
- August 20, 2016

Trump headed to flood-damaged Louisiana to express solidarity with residents cleaning up after devastating flooding that left at least 13 people dead. Trump's visit to southern Louisiana put pressure on Clinton. At a Baptist church later, a woman screamed "Thank you for coming, Mr. Trump" as he and Pence sat down with volunteers. (more...)
Rogue One High-Res Images Includes Darth Vader
- August 20, 2016

With a runtime of 2:15, the trailer does a great job of not only showcasing the major characters in the film , but more importantly, their interactions with one another. Rogue One is directed by Gareth Edwards (" Godzilla ") and also stars Diego Luna , Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn and Riz Ahmed. " Rogue One " is arguably the most anticipated film of 2016. (more...)
Stalker arrested at Kendall Jenner's home
- August 20, 2016

However, the night took a scary turn when she returned home to her new $6.5 million residence above the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Unfortunately for the stalker, security cameras captured his license plate and he was tracked down by the Los Angeles Police Department and charged with two counts of vandalism. (more...)
Frank Ocean releases 'Endless' visual album, features Jazmine Sullivan and Alex G Frank Ocean releases 'Endless' visual album, features Jazmine Sullivan and Alex G
- August 20, 2016

Late Thursday night, the reclusive singer unveiled Endless, a starkly minimal multimedia project that does indeed feature new music, but leaves many other questions unanswered . Between August 1-4, a video stream of random woodworking and music clips teased fans into thinking a August 5 release date was in the cards, and was certainly egged on by a New York Times article that was tipped off by an unnamed source. (more...)
Chinese teenagers take gold, silver on 10m platform Chinese teenagers take gold, silver on 10m platform
- August 20, 2016

The third round started even worse for Couch, who clocked the lowest score of any dive so far when she failed to complete her tuck. "I didn't feel much pressure but I have to say that I was a bit nervous before the competition", said Ren, who comes from China's Sichuan Province. (more...)
Trump campaign chairman resigns amid questions over pro-Russian interests
- August 20, 2016

His resignation comes amid a broader campaign staff shake-up that earlier this week saw Trump bring Stephen Bannon, a conservative media firebrand, onboard as a top campaign executive. Trump's surprise apology in a campaign appearance on Thursday in Charlotte, N.C. about some of his controversial remarks in the past might reflect the immediate influence of Conway. (more...)
Old Rape Case Resurfaces to Haunt an Oscar Hopeful Old Rape Case Resurfaces to Haunt an Oscar Hopeful
- August 20, 2016

Four award strategists told The New York Times anonymously that the controversy has damaged the prospects of "The Birth of a Nation " as an awards contender. The family said they "will not take part in stoking its coals" and asked for privacy on behalf of the woman's son. "1 in 5 women will be raped in college and in the military, yet less that 1% of these crimes result in a felony conviction", she said. (more...)
The NodPod - Finally, a Hammock for Your Head The NodPod - Finally, a Hammock for Your Head
- August 20, 2016

And then you too could achieve the impossible dream. It looks ugly, but it feels fantastic. "You don't have any forward head motions". I also designed many prototypes for travel pillows and blankets but nothing worked as it should. The NodPod is now looking to get support and funding through Kickstarter. It means that you can catch 40 winks on the go just about anywhere, without any of that frightful jerking awake or head jolts that usually happen when you're trying to sleep while sitting ... (more...)
Frank Ocean drops visual album Endless Frank Ocean drops visual album Endless
- August 20, 2016

Instead, the stream appeared, sometimes showing Ocean working on construction projects as tracks played, sometimes showing only the warehouse. Pitchfork reports that an Apple Music rep said to 'keep an eye out this weekend for more from Frank '. (more...)
Soler powers Cubs to 6-1 win over Brewers Soler powers Cubs to 6-1 win over Brewers
- August 20, 2016

Nelson walked leadoff batter Dexter Fowler then hit Kris Bryant with a pitch to begin the first. Chicago led 5-0 when Arrieta (15-5) allowed a pair of two-out walks in the fourth. Bryant got four of his five hits, including both of his home runs, against inside pitches (those on the inner half of the plate or off the inside corner) in Thursday's win. (more...)
Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ) Surpassed Expectations, Maximizing Profitability Remains the Focus Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ) Surpassed Expectations, Maximizing Profitability Remains the Focus
- August 20, 2016

Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ ) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 18th. Net income attributable to Canadian Solar was $40.4 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, compared to $22.6 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2016. (more...)
No. 1 Ranked Wrestler Jordan Burroughs Eliminated From Olympic Quarterfinals No. 1 Ranked Wrestler Jordan Burroughs Eliminated From Olympic Quarterfinals
- August 20, 2016

Geduev, however, is the world No2 and always promised to be a formidable hurdle for New Jersey-born Burroughs, who now lives in Nebraska. At one point in the match, the two wrestlers engaged in an extra curricular exchange of shoves. Burroughs declined to take questions after the match. Burroughs completed his college career with 128 wins, which now ranks sixth in school history. If Geduev wins his semifinal bout and advances into the gold medal final , Burroughs would be pulled into the ... (more...)
New Music From A Tribe Called Quest On the Way! New Music From A Tribe Called Quest On the Way!
- August 20, 2016

In November 2015, prior to the Tonight Show reunion, Phife Dawg expressed doubts that A Tribe Called Quest would ever get back together in the studio. Reid says his relationship with Q-Tip made it all happen. "Q-Tip's a real friend, man". Well, hip-hop fiends and lovers of the Tribe, we're all in luck, because ATCQ is reuniting-not only for a song, but for an entire album! We didn't hang out, take pictures, and act Hollywood, but he's a real friend. (more...)
Donald Trump Says He Regrets Past Remarks That 'Caused Personal Pain'
- August 20, 2016

Sean Duffy of Wisconsin told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Tuesday. "I believe we're adding some of the best talents in politics, with the experience and expertise needed to defeat Hillary Clinton in November and continue to share my message and vision to "Make America Great Again", he added. (more...)
Pottermore Presents Digital Shorts Series to Launch in September 2016
- August 20, 2016

According to the press release, "The ebooks are designed for readers seeking short content that can be read easily in about an hour on mobile phones, tablets, dedicated e-reading devices, and computers". Each of the short e-books will be roughly 10,000 words. Namechecked in the description are Professor Umbridge , Ministers for Magic, Azkaban (not sure how that has to do with Hogwarts, but okay), Horace Slughorn, and Slughorn's relationship with Tom Marvolo Riddle. (more...)

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