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Taking a Broom to Climate Change Gloom and Doom

University of Houston professor Larry Bell, a prolific Forbes and Newsmax columnist, has released a new book, Scared Witless: Prophets and Profits of Climate Doom (Seattle: Stairway Press, 2015).  This work can be viewed as a follow-up to his previous book on the topic of climate change, Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind the Global Warming Hoax (2011). Much of my positive review of Bell’s earlier book can be applied to this new one.  In particular, “As massive natural disasters and momentous geopolitical turmoil continue to erupt, the American public [as indicated by a recent Gallup poll] is continuing to put global issues into perspective.  ‘Climate of Corruption’ [and now Scared Witless] is a book that will buttress intelligent decisions about where U.S. dollars and traditional American ingenuity and compassion will do the most good to alleviate the real environmental and man-made calamities that affect the world community." As the old saying goes, being “forewarned is forearmed.”  And, like Climate of Corruption, the book Scared Witless delivers much forewarning on the nature of the climate-hysteria business, especially for those just entering the climate debate market of ideas. Written in a quite readable, folksy style, Scared Witless provides an understanding and perspective much needed for the layperson...  

Mayweather-Pacquiao betting: How Las Vegas sports books are handling all the ...

LAS VEGAS — If you walk up to the window at MGM Grand sports book and want to place a $200,000 straight wager on Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao, your bet will be taken without managerial approval. Next in line, please. Around Las Vegas, oddsmakers expecting such wagers contend there will be such sheer volume of two-way action on next Saturday's boxing blockbuster that the vigorish -- that middle-ground money between the inflated odds on the favorite, and the deflated underdog odds -- will protect them. "There's been a constant betting on the fight, even after the announcement was made, that you very, very rarely ever see," Jimmy Vaccaro said. Vaccaro runs the sports book at South Point Casino and has been making book here for some four decades at a variety of properties. He took bets on Larry Holmes-Muhammad Ali, Holmes-Gerry Cooney, Marvin Hagler-Thomas Hearns and Ray Leonard-Hagler. "I've never seen as much action as this on a major fight with eight days to go," Vaccaro said Friday. "This will be crazy. I've witnessed this for a long time and I've never seen the interest in anything like this." With the fight one week away, oddsmakers here are unanimous on a few of their perceptions about the fight. One, the line is skewed to protect books from taking an undue amount of money on Pacquiao. Mayweather is about a -200 favorite here (wager $200 to win $100), while Pacquiao is about a plus-170 underdog (wager $100 to win $170). Mayweather should be favored by...  

Tennis notebook: PowerShares Series event boosts Woods project

It’s been three weeks since the successful PowerShares Series event at Pinnacle Bank Arena, and the capital campaign to build a new indoor tennis structure at Woods Tennis Center has gained momentum and renewed vigor as a result.Woods Tennis Center executive director Kevin Heim said the fundraising total has reached $3.9 million with a goal of $5.6 million for the first phase — a new six-court building to replace the bubbles currently in place and an expansion to 12 outdoor courts. That’s nearly $700,000 more than the amount was two months ago. The fact there were on-site commitments of more than $36,000 from Champions Cup spectators April 1 has added to the positive vibes.“We have interest from people we were not aware of until we met them that night (at Pinnacle Bank Arena),” Heim said. “It’s definitely opened up some more possibilities for us.”The project also got a boost from Henry Cox being in Lincoln the week of the Champions Cup. Cox’s vision, leadership and passion to work with kids back in the 1980s helped indoor tennis become a reality at Woods. Cox now lives in Mineral Wells, Texas, but he is still active with the national USTA, especially its adaptive and wheelchair programs. Cox was born without a left arm, so when he teaches tennis, it’s as much about motivation, determination and attitude as it is about stroke production.He calls the current junior programs at Woods great.“Everything ...  

Painting the Town: Teays Valley students produce mural for local grocery

Like all ideas worthwhile, Susan Armstrong’s plan was born out of inspiration. Armstrong, owner of Discount Grocery Outlet in Circleville, says traveling around the city inspired a call to action. After hatching out some ideas and making some phone calls, the plan was underway. That plan? A renovation to the outside of her grocery store. The wall, then just white brick, would feature a mural of storefronts, resembling that of a downtown. “The mural has been something that I have wanted to do for several years,” Armstrong said. “If you travel to just about any city, you will find local artwork in just about every form. I was thinking that the mural would give a much needed facelift to our building. After traveling to many cities across Ohio and looking at what their work represented to each business, I decided it was time to put the project in motion.” Or, use your linked account: kAm(:E9 E96 :562 F?56CH2J[ pC>DEC@?8 =@@<65 E@ 5@H?E@H? r:C4=6G:==6 7@C >@E:G2E:@?]k^Am kAm“x 76=E =:<6 x H2?E65 E@ 5@ D@>6E9:?8 E92E C6AC6D6?E65 H9@ H6 2C6 :? @FC 4@>>F?:EJ] %C2G6=:?8 E9C@F89 E96 5@H?E@H? 2C62 :? r:C4=6G:==6 82G6 >6 E96 :562 @7 E96 EH@\DE@CJ DE@C6 7C@?ED[” pC>DEC@?8 D2:5] “t249 5@H?E@H? 3FD:?6DD :D F?:BF6] x H2?E65 E@ D9@H E92E H:E9 @FC >FC2=] $@ H2D 3@C? E96 :562 @7 5:776C6?E DE@C6 7C@?ED[ ;FDE =:<6 r:C4=6G:==6] t249 DE@C6 7C@?E H:== 36 2 D6A2C2E6 3FD:?6DD[ 3FE H:== C6AC6D6?E H9@ H6 2C6 :?...  

Workouts can backfire due to exercise missteps

It’s a Catch-22. You work out to get healthy, but then you injure yourself in the process.John Vigil, chiropractor with A Touch Above Chiropractic, 6053 S. Fort Apache Road, Suite 100, said as many as 95 percent of his clients come in because of sports-related injuries.“The worst we see here is, especially with new people working out, is the classic sprain/strain stuff,” he said. “If we’re talking shoulders, it could be they pulled something; it could be a rotator cuff. That’s the most common because they’re trying the overhead press … The problem is, in this day and age, we lack mobility because we’re a sitting-dominated society. We sit in our cars, at our desks; we go home and sit; we sit everywhere.”Using free weights can pose stability issues because of “people not being able to gauge the proper plane that the joints need to move in for that particular exercise,” Vigil said.He also sees people with cross-training injuries.“It’s just too fast, too much,” he said. “The body can’t adapt to the amount of stress they’re putting their body under. That becomes more of a chronic strain issue. … The problem that got you into the gym didn’t happen overnight, so you can’t undo it overnight.”Vigil estimated that 70 percent to 75 percent of people at a gym exercise incorrectly and said asking a trainer for guidance is wise.“So...  

Vedanta, Jharsuguda hosts BEE's 1st Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP) for ...

Vedanta, Jharsuguda hosts BEE's 1st Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP) for Aluminium Sector Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Jharsuguda: The 1st Aluminium Sector workshop under Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP) initiative was hosted by Vedanta, Jharsuguda unit, here at the Auditorium, Vedanta Meadows for exchange of best practices in Aluminium industries covered under the Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) scheme.  PAT is a flagship initiative of Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) Govt. of India, which is a mechanism for promoting energy efficiency in large industries. Ten Aluminium Industrial units covered under the PAT Scheme are expected to achieve energy savings of 0.456 million tonnes of oil equivalent, which is 7% of the total energy savings potential that 478 designated Consumers aim to achieve by 2014-15. The Knowledge Exchange Platform was launched on 26th February, 2015 by BEE in partnership with Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP). An ‘Action Plan’ detailing the roadmap for KEP and the quarterly Newsletter of the initiative was shared with the participants at the workshop. The Aluminium Workshop was inaugurated by Shri Abhijit Pati, CEO, Vedanta Aluminium Business.  In his inaugural address, he highlighted the importance of best practice sharing which will encourage the industries to save electricity, coal & oil and also mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Special addresses were delivered by Shri K. K. Chakarvarti, Energy Economist, BEE,...  

China Stock Mania Is Serious Risk For Global Stock Markets

China's stock markets have skyrocketed in a classic popular speculative mania, with millions of new Chinese investors with little education rushing to buy parabolic stocks. They are doubling down on these risky herd-mentality bets with extensive borrowing. This is absolutely going to end badly, in a total collapse as all speculative manias do. The resulting pain is likely to spread far beyond China, as all the world's major equity markets are at or near major highs thanks to extreme central-bank money printing. The Chinese stock markets have been rocketing higher in a popular speculative mania. New Chinese investors are flocking to their local red-hot markets, borrowing heavily to buy hyper-speculative stocks. Like all past manias, this one is guaranteed to end badly. And when China's parabolic stock indexes inevitably collapse, the global stock markets face serious risks of getting sucked into that fear-fueled stampede.The Chinese people are endlessly fascinating. After being blessed to travel to China several decades ago as a kid, my interest in that country and culture has only grown since. One thing the Chinese are renowned for is their intense competitiveness. Their work ethic is legendary, as they zealously strive to improve their lots in life. So wealth, and the perception of it, is exceedingly important socially in China.The stories of this phenomenon are endless. A recent example happened in spring 2013 after what was essentially a gold panic. Right after gold's plu...  

Brendan: We'll fight right to the very end

Brendan Rodgers has vowed his Liverpool players will not dwell on the heartbreak of defeat at Wembley as they prepare to keep the pressure on the top four between now and the end of the season. The manager watched as hopes of reaching the FA Cup final were ended on Sunday, when Aston Villa came from a goal down to clinch a 2-1 victory in the final four of the competition.  The Reds have had a week of Melwood training to get the loss out of their system ahead of today's Barclays Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.  Rodgers' side currently occupy fifth place in the table, seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City - but Liverpool do possess a game in hand on their rivals.  And while the manager knows his side are relying on others to fall short, he insists the Reds must be ready to take advantage, should their rivals falter over the next six games.  "Of course there was upset after last weekend but we have to get over it and move on. You can't afford to dwell on it, you have to refocus," Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo. "We clearly won't achieve some of our objectives this season in terms of a trophy but we have given everything we could to do that. Now we have to make sure we push and finish as high as we possibly can. "We'll keep fighting right to the very end. If anyone is going to slip up we need to be there to take advantage of that. That's the message really. "The aim is to win our last six games. That's what we're l...  

BAI Chief Akhilesh Das Gupta Elected Badminton Asia Confederation Vice ...

Akhilesh Das Gupta, who held the same post in last committee, polled the highest number of votes among the six vice-presidents and played an important role in helping Indonesia's Anton Aditya Subowo get unanimously elected the president of BAC. A representational image of a badminton racquet.© AFPNew Delhi: Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta was on Saturday elected the vice-president of the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) for a four-year term.Akhilesh was elected during the continental body's general elections in Wuhan, China.Akhilesh, who held the same post in last committee, polled the highest number of votes among the six vice-presidents and played an important role in helping Indonesia's Anton Aditya Subowo get unanimously elected the president of BAC.Subowo will replace Malaysia's Mohd Nadzmi Bin Mohd Salleh.Badminton Association of Thailand chief Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul was also in the race for the President's post but settled for one of the six vice-president post.The BAI President got a 24 of the 31 votes counted while none of China's representative managed to find a place among the office-bearers."Badminton Association of India has been doing a good job in organising many international tournaments and our players are now among the best in the world. The BAC vote is a proof that badminton world is looking forward to India playing a bigger role in Asia," Akhilesh said immediately after the election.Korea's Hong-Ki Kim wa...  


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