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Star Belgian sailor takes sick after racing on polluted bay Star Belgian sailor takes sick after racing on polluted bay
- August 13, 2016

Rio de Janeiro (dpa) - Belgian sailor Evi van Acker has been taken ill with a bacterial infection after competing in Rio de Janeiro's polluted Guanabara Bay. Laser radial sailing involves one-person boats. The poor quality of Guanabara Bay was in the forefront of the buildup to the Olympics. As the games approached, most sailors tried to deflect talk from the foul water to the competition. (more...)
PM Modi urge to act against cow vigilantes 'mere words': Asaduddin Owaisi PM Modi urge to act against cow vigilantes 'mere words': Asaduddin Owaisi
- August 13, 2016

Modi talked about vitality of cooperative federalism. The state and the Centre holds 51 per cent and 49 per cent shareholding in this Nizam-era coal mining company. This is Prime Minister's maiden visit to Telangana after formation of the state in June 2014. He said a process is already on to short-list those who will get to interact with Modi. (more...)
Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Justin Rose makes history Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Justin Rose makes history
- August 13, 2016

Rose said: "It's obviously disappointing, of course it is". "Still lower numbers of crowds than we are used to, but a lot more of an energetic and passionate crowd and definitely more patriotic. Brazilian Adilson da Silva had the honour of hitting the first Olympic tee shot for well over a century on a memorable day which so numerous big golfing names missed due to concerns over the Zika virus. (more...)
Katie Ledecky's swimming roots began in Great Falls
- August 12, 2016

Victor of three golds already in Rio, Phelps duels longtime friend and rival Ryan Lochte in the 200 IM. In the relay, Schmitt captured gold in what was likely the final race of her career. "There wasn't a shot in hell I was losing that event [Tuesday night]", Phelps said afterward. "I'm not thinking about what I'm going to do other than how I'm trying to set myself up". (more...)
Daily Beast Withdraws Story About Gay Dating at Rio Games Daily Beast Withdraws Story About Gay Dating at Rio Games
- August 12, 2016

The article is the latest example of "Grindr-baiting" - a kind of stunt journalism where the gay dating app is used to report on closeted men. The story talked about how athletes use dating apps such as Bumble, Grindr, Jack'd, and Tinder to connect with people at the games. (more...)
Labour members win court case on leadership contest
- August 12, 2016

In the latest part of an increasingly chaotically administered leadership election process, the party's ruling body had attempted to block any Labour party members who joined after 12 January from voting in this summer's leadership election, in a bid to reduce entryism. (more...)
Mamata Banerjee calls for a change in Tripura Mamata Banerjee calls for a change in Tripura
- August 12, 2016

Banerjee said the day Sudip Roy Burman, the erstwhile leader of Opposition in Tripura, and some of his colleagues made a decision to quit Congress protesting against the party's alliance with CPI-M in West Bengal, it started paving the way for the ouster of CPI-M from the N-E state. (more...)
Tigers could still have bills to pay for Prince Fielder
- August 12, 2016

This season though, Fielder has taken a huge step back, batting.212/.292/.334 with eight home runs and only 44 RBIs in 89 games. The Milwaukee Brewers drafted Prince Fielder in the first round of the 2002 draft, he was the seventh overall section. (more...)
Red Sox fans lustily boo Yankees' Alex Rodriguez in last game
- August 12, 2016

A-Rod will take the field for the final time when the New York Yankees face the Tampa Bay Rays - but as of now, he will only step in the batter's box. Rodriguez lives in Miami, leading to speculation he could end up with the Marlins. I value the pinstripes, I value this organization. "My mom and the girls (his daughters) are on their way home to NY, and they'll get a chance to watch me". (more...)
Cuban-American Swimmer Ryan Lochte Aims for Another 2016 Olympic Gold
- August 12, 2016

It's a young Katie Ledecky, a gleeful smile on her face, meeting Michael Phelps back in 2006, when Phelps was just an Olympic star, two years from becoming an worldwide superstar and Ledecky was one of dozens of excellent swimmers in her suburban Washington D.C. (more...)
MIA Reveals Zayn Malik Will Feature In Her New Album MIA Reveals Zayn Malik Will Feature In Her New Album
- August 12, 2016

While M.I.A. has hinted that her forthcoming album might be her last, she tells EW she wants to focus on other creative pursuits once AIM is released. "First, I thought I wanted to try writing a song for him". It's my last record so I just want it to be happy. When you get into music and you get into a cycle of a record, how life goes, is very fast. (more...)
Macroview Investment Management adds Medivation Inc (MDVN) to its portfolio Macroview Investment Management adds Medivation Inc (MDVN) to its portfolio
- August 12, 2016

They now have a Dollars 53 price target on the stock. Zero analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, 4 has assigned a hold rating, 0 says it's a buy, and 9 have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a market cap of $10.51B and now has 164.24M shares outstanding. Medivation Inc (NASDAQ:MDVN) has risen 34.06% since January 5, 2016 and is uptrending. (more...)
Julian Assange will finally be questioned inside the Ecuadorian embassy
- August 12, 2016

In a statement, the foreign ministry said a letter has been sent by the Ecuadorian government to set up a meeting with Swedish officials at Quito's embassy in London . It also said the Australian had long sought the opportunity to testify in the case, but that "the Swedish prosecutor has refused to accept a statement by video conference, affidavit or other standard means". (more...)
New Duke of Westminster is youngest among world's 400 richest
- August 12, 2016

The unexpected death of his father makes the seventh duke, who now works for a company specialising in recycling coffee grounds, one of Britain's youngest billionaires with a fortune making him the third wealthiest person in the United Kingdom and the 68th in the world. (more...)
'Grim Sleeper' Lonnie Franklin Jr. Sentenced to Death
- August 12, 2016

The killing spree was the subject of a 2014 HBO documentary by British filmmaker Nick Broomfield, who claimed the Los Angeles police failed to properly investigate because the victims were mainly drug addicts and prostitutes. Franklin's lead attorney, Seymour Amster, said after the verdict that "millions of dollars will be spent on appeals because we have no choice but to do that", telling reporters that the money could have gone to South Los Angeles schools. (more...)
Texas reports state's first Zika-related death
- August 12, 2016

Jay Varma, deputy commissioner for disease control with the city's health department, told the New York Times . The baby tested positive for the virus and exhibited Zika-linked birth defects including microcephaly, the condition where babies are born with small heads and deformed brains. (more...)
Incredibly rare moment a baby is born inside the amniotic sac Incredibly rare moment a baby is born inside the amniotic sac
- August 12, 2016

It refers to the time in labor when the amniotic sac ruptures, releasing amniotic fluid. The rare birth, known as a "caul birth", only happens every 80,000 pregnancies. They say the baby was the second of a set of twins born on Saturday. No memo needed for pro-lifers-or hopefully for anyone else-to explain what this tells us about the continuity of life and the beauty of childbirth-in or out of the amniotic sac. (more...)
North Dakota medical marijuana measure makes Nov. 8 ballot North Dakota medical marijuana measure makes Nov. 8 ballot
- August 12, 2016

Secretary of State Al Jaeger announced Wednesday that 21,698 of the 22,840 signatures that sponsors submitted in early July were accepted as being qualified. Rud couldn't immediately be reached for comment. Kromenaker said the clinic inserted birth-control implants previous year in about 20 percent of its patients - most of whom were abortion patients - with similar numbers in 2014 and 2013. (more...)
California serial killer 'Grim Sleeper' sentenced to death
- August 12, 2016

Franklin was connected to the crimes after a task force that re-examined the old cases discovered that DNA from Franklin's son, which was in a database because of an arrest, showed similarities to genetic evidence found on some of the " Grim Sleeper " victims. (more...)
Cardinals put 1B Adams on DL; OF Grichuk recalled Cardinals put 1B Adams on DL; OF Grichuk recalled
- August 12, 2016

Replacing Adams on the 25-man roster is outfielder Randal Grichuk , who has been trying to resurrect his stroke at Triple-A Memphis. The 24-year-old Grichuk is hitting.213 in 84 games with the Cardinals this season. The series opens at Wrigley Field in Chicago Thursday night. He is batting.249 with 12 home runs and 44 RBIs in 95 games this season. The big lefty has found tremendous success as a pinch hitter, hitting two homers and driving in nine runs with a.385 average (10-for-26) off the ... (more...)

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