Michael Bennett Stands for National Anthem on ‘Salute to Service’ Night

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, who has been sitting during the national anthem this season to protest police brutality and social injustice, stood up in support of the military before a Thursday night game against the Arizona Cardinals, who were hosting their "Salute to Service" night.

It marks the second time Bennett has stood for the national anthem this season,

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On National STEM Day, there’s still a lot of work to do for women

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It’s National STEM day, and that means yet another reminder that women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math. 

As educators mark their field’s national holiday, LinkedIn isn’t letting us forget one of the core problems facing STEM students and professionals. 

The jobs site looked at gender representation across college degrees and across software and IT, healthcare, and finance—all STEM-heavy fields. 

“In honor of National STEM Day, we looked at how women around the globe are faring in STEM-heavy industries—software and IT, healthcare, and finance. This included looking over the past 10 years on what women studied in university to ultimately land them in their respective careers,” LinkedIn wrote in a blog post. “What we found was that the gap starts early. While women are pursuing degrees relevant to STEM fields, they are severely underrepresented amongst graduates with technical degrees, and there is a high demand for more women in STEM fields.”  Read more…

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Anger as US national parks plan high-season price hikes

Visitor numbers at US national parks are soaring, yet the government says a proposed price surge is for ‘maintenance’, while slashing federal funding by almost $ 400m

On an unseasonably grey Monday last month, steady drizzle did not deter visitors to Utah’s Arches national park. Long queues of traffic crept sluggishly past viewpoints; car parks filled to capacity forced hikers to give up on planned trails. Such frustrations are typical nowadays: Arches’ dramatic rock formations now draw more than double the visitors they did in 2000. And it’s not an isolated problem: the US National Park Service (NPS) reported more than 330 million visits in 2016 – 44 million more than at the turn of the century.

This could be the real reason for NPS’s announcement last week that it is considering surge pricing at 17 popular parks. Under the proposals, entry to Yosemite, Yellowstone and others would swell from the current $ 25-30 per vehicle, to $ 70 at peak times. Charges for motorcyclists and pedestrians would double.

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RIVAS, Nicaragua, October 30, 2017Seven Regional Champion surf shop teams from around the U.S. traveled to Nicaragua to compete in the 2017 Oakley Surf Shop Challenge National Championships. Four-to-six foot surf welcomed competitors at Playa Colorado’s where Sunrise Surf Shop became five-time National Champions.

Heat One featured 7th Street Surf Shop (NE), Pacific Wave (NW) and Sweetwater (MA) kicking off competition with 7th Street coming out swinging posting a 27.46 heat total. Heat 2 was a scoring frenzy as Sunrise posted a heat high of 33.87, Huntington Surf and Sport (HSS) with a 33.01, T&C Surf posting a 30.26, and Sun Diego a 21.97.

Sunrise Surf Shop, defending National Champions HSS, and T&C Surf advanced to the final while the other four teams battled it out for the last spot in the final, that was Sweetwater advance.

Sunrise was on a mission to upset the defending champions, but HSS wasn’t letting them get off easy. Shop rider Tristan Thompson opened the gates with 6.9 and the eldest Thompson brother followed taking to the air posting a 9.6. HSS responded with a whammy 8.17 from Brett Simpson and an 8.87 from Brad Ettinger. Sunrise’s whammy surfer Evan Thompson secured the victory with an 8.6 as Sunrise beat HSS 38.17 to 37.10 respectively.

“This was the closest National Championships we’ve been a part of,” said Evan Thompson of Sunrise Surf Shop. “Every shop is stacked and was surfing really well in and out of the competition. We were really nervous during the final, competing against all the teams but especially HSS’ Brett Simpson and Brad Ettinger.  We’re stoked to take the win back home to Jacksonville.

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1st: Sunrise Surf Shop – 38.18

2nd: Huntington Surf & Sport – 37.10

3rd: Sweetwater Surf Shop – 17.9

4th: T&C Surf – 16.77

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Special thanks to Oakley, SURFER and event partners, FCS, Leus and Aluminati Skateboards for their support, without which the Surf Shop Challenge series would not be possible.

 

About Surf Shop Challenge

Originally conceived to provide a fun and competitive format for the hardcore surf shop riders, the SURFER Shop Team Challenge was one of the most popular and exciting Southern California contests of the early 1980s.  Through the years the contest has evolved, with seven qualifying regional events around the country, culminating in a national championship in Bali, Indonesia for the first time in 2012. The underlying principles, however, have remained the same. The Oakley Surf Shop Challenge is still about giving back to the shops, the true backbone of the industry and the heart of the sport of surfing. Each year the competition level rises, the stakes become greater and the prizes become bigger.

 

About Oakley, Inc.

Established in 1975 and headquartered in Southern California, Oakley is one of the leading product design and sport performance brands in the world. The holder of more than 600 patents, Oakley is a culture of creators, inventors, idealists and scientists obsessed with using design and innovation to create products and experiences that inspire greatness. This philosophy has made Oakley one of the most iconic and inimitable brands on the market, with products that world-class athletes around the globe depend on to compete at the highest level possible. Oakley is known for its High Definition Optics®, which feature unparalleled optical clarity and precision along with impact resistance and UV protection, incorporated into all of the brand’s sun, prescription eyewear and premium goggles. Oakley extended its position as the world’s leading sports eyewear brand into apparel and accessories. Oakley has men’s and women’s product lines that appeal to Sports Performance, Active and Lifestyle consumers. Oakley is a subsidiary of Luxottica Group. Additional information is available at oakley.com.

 

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In 1960, SURFER began as the original surf magazine. With a long history of delivering provocative and insightful editorial features, revealing interviews and award-winning, state-of-the-art photography, SURFER remains the authoritative voice of the surfing world and thus earned the moniker “the bible of the sport.” Through its website, social media channels, magazine, and television programming, SURFER continues to be the most current and reliable source of information to the surf community, reaching more than 22-million active sports enthusiasts. SURFER is published by TEN: The Enthusiast Network. To learn more, visit surfermag.com

 

About TEN: The Enthusiast Network

TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier network of enthusiast brands, such as SURFER, TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING, GRINDTV, SOUND & VISION, and SHUTTERBUG. With the world’s largest action/adventure sports media platform, 38 publications, 30 annual events, and more than 20 iconic brands representing the best of action/outdoor and home technology, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. For more information, visit enthusiastnetwork.com.

 

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New National Anthem Petition Asks Trump Supporters to ‘Show Your Patriotism’

President Donald Trump and Mike Pence are turning to their supporters to help them in their quest to prevent National Football League (NFL) players protesting during the national anthem. In a petition posted on the GOP website, the Trump Make

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Roger Goodell Says the NFL Will Not Force Players to Stand for the National Anthem

(NEW YORK) — In the face of fan unrest and accusations from the president about the league being unpatriotic, the NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand.

Commissioner Roger Goodell and several owners said Wednesday at the league’s fall meetings that altering the policy language from “should stand” to “must stand” was not discussed.

New York Giants owner John Mara noted that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones “spoke at length” to the other owners about the anthem issue. Jones has said any Dallas player who doesn’t stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” would not be playing.

Goodell reiterated that the league and its 32 clubs “believe everyone should stand for the national anthem. It’s an important part of our policy and the game. It’s important to honor our flag and our country and I think our fans expect that.”

Asked about any owners who threatened discipline for players who didn’t stand, Goodell said the owners didn’t discuss it.

“It wasn’t necessary,” he said. “We had a real focus on making sure all of our teams understood the kind of dialogue that took place and the kind of things that they were interested in getting support.

“And they were seeking support for the NFL, each club supporting its players and continuing the dialogue that they have had at the club level. I would tell you this, it’s unprecedented conversations and dialogue going on between our players and our owners, between our club officials and between our league, and that is a really positive change for us.”

Reminded that President Donald Trump tweeted again Wednesday about the demonstrations during the anthem, Goodell said there was nothing unpatriotic about his league.

“Everyone feels strongly about our country and have pride,” he said, adding the NFL is “not afraid of tough conversations.

“What we are trying to stay out of is politics.”

Goodell noted that only six or seven players are still kneeling or are involved in protests.

“We hope we will continue to work to put that at zero,” he said.

On Tuesday, in an unprecedented move for a league meeting, a group of 11 owners and more than a dozen players met for more than two hours at NFL headquarters. Among the topics discussed was enhancing the players’ platforms for speaking out on social issues.

The league and players say they have seen their messages getting lost because their demonstrations were misconstrued by the president and by fans.

“I understand the way they feel about these issues,” Goodell said Wednesday. “We feel the same about patriotism and the flag and I believe our players feel that way. We have a great deal of support for the efforts of our players.”

Several players said after Tuesday’s discussions that progress had been made in not only explaining their positions, but in how the 32 teams and their owners could support initiatives.

“I think we all have mutual interests,” Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said. “I think players are a part of this league, so we want to make sure the quality of product that we put out on the field is great. But at the same time we have a responsibility to the communities that we live in, the communities that we come from, and so I think we all share that interest in really talk more in collaboration than an us-against-you type of situation.”

Like many owners, Mara has told Giants players that they should stand during the anthem, but that if they have a reason that compels them not to, the team won’t prohibit it.

He also expects more talks between players and owners in the next few weeks.

“I think there’s a consensus to keep having dialogue,” Mara said. “That’s where our hope is, and we hope over time, few players will kneel.”

NOTES: The 2018 draft will be held at the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium in Arlington, Texas, from April 28-30. It will be the first time the draft has been staged at an NFL stadium. Since leaving New York, the draft has been held in Chicago (2015, 2016) and Philadelphia (2017). … Goodell said the initiatives to enhance the pace of games have worked, including 40-second clocks after touchdowns, use of the Microsoft Surface tablets for replay reviews, and the centralization in the New York headquarters of officiating calls that are reviewed.


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Trump Criticizes NFL for Not Forcing Players to Stand for National Anthem

During Tuesday's meeting with owners and players, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league didn't ask for a commitment from players to stand for the national anthem. Instead, Goodell explained, "We spent today talking about the issues that players have been trying to

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Opioid Crisis: Trump Urged to Withdraw Marino Nomination as ‘National Emergency’ Looms

When The Washington Post and 60 Minutes revealed “collusion” between Congress and big pharma in undermining efforts to combat America’s opioid epidemic, the fallout was quick to arrive.

A key element of the Sunday night story was the role of congressman Tom Marino, the lead sponsor of a bill that made it more difficult for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to freeze shipments of opioids such as Vicodin and oxycodone. That all happened under the presidency of Barack Obama, but it so happens that Marino is currently Donald Trump’s pick to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

After the expos? hit, West Virginia senator Joe Manchin joined other Democrats in urging Trump to withdraw Marino’s nomination. “No state in the nation has been harder hit than mine. I have seen this epidemic destroy families and communities throughout West Virginia,” he wrote in an open letter.

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“The legislation that Congressman Marino pushed has tied the hands of the DEA in their efforts to enforce our nation’s laws and ensure that these wholesalers and other industry actors alert authorities to these suspicious orders instead of simply profiting from them,” the Democrat senator, who has some rapport with Trump, wrote.

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer also asked Trump to withdraw Marino’s nomination, saying: “Confirming Rep. Marino as our nation’s drug czar is like putting the wolf in charge of the hen house.”

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So what does Trump think? The president said Monday that he would declare the opioid epidemic as a national emergency next week. However, he declined to express confidence in Marino as his drug czar pick.

Trump said Marino was “a great guy,” but said he will “make a change” if he decides Marino had hindered the fight against opioid addiction.

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Meanwhile, Democrat senator Claire McCaskill also said Monday that she would launch an attempt to repeal Marino’s Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016, as it has “significantly affected the government’s ability to crack down on opioid distributors that are failing to meet their obligations and endangering our communities.” It’s not clear how much congressional support her repeal bill would get, though.


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Report: NFL Owners Discuss Rule About Players Standing for National Anthem

NFL owners will discuss a possible rule change in a meeting next week that would require players to stand for the national anthem, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. This comes two months after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell defended the league's players by saying he understands and respects them

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Roger Goodell in Memo: The NFL Must Move Past National Anthem Controversy

NFL owners will meet next week to consider changes to a game manual that says players “should” stand during the national anthem, a guideline the league has left to the discretion of players who kneeled in large numbers after criticism from President Donald Trump.

Commissioner Roger Goodell told club executives Tuesday in a memo obtained by The Associated Press that the anthem issue is dividing the league from its fans. He said the NFL needs “to move past this controversy.”

NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said the guidance will be “front and center on the agenda” when owners meet in New York next Tuesday and Wednesday.

The movement started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last season over his view of police mistreatment of black males had mostly subsided when Trump told a rally in Alabama last month that owners should get rid of players who kneel during the anthem.

In his memo, Goodell reiterated the league’s belief that everyone should stand for the anthem and outlined plans to highlight efforts of players trying to bring attention to the social issues behind the game-day protests. Goodell said those plans would be presented to owners next week.

“The controversy over the anthem is a barrier to having honest conversations and making real progress on the underlying issues,” Goodell wrote. “We need to move past this controversy, and we want to do that together with our players.”

Lockhart said he wasn’t sure if players would be included in discussions during the league meetings. Most teams practice on one or both of those days. Houston and Detroit are the only teams with byes next week. The NFL Players Association didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

The game manual says that during the anthem “players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking.” It is the NFL’s only known guidance on the subject.

The manual also says anyone not on the field by the start of the anthem can be fined or suspended. Lockhart said the league so far has chosen not to discipline any players. He sidestepped a question of whether “should” would be changed to “must” next week.

“I think there will be a discussion about the entire issue including the policy, including all of the various elements that have been raised over the last four weeks,” Lockhart said. “I’m not going to predict what might happen.”

The anthem issue flared again Sunday when Vice President Mike Pence, a former Indiana governor, left Indianapolis’ home game against San Francisco after about a dozen 49ers players knelt during the anthem.

A few hours later, Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys became the first owner to declare publicly that he would bench any players for what he saw as disrespect of the American flag. Jones’ comments drew a swift response from union Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, who said Jones was contradicting assurances from Goodell that players could express themselves without reprisals.

Jones said on his radio show Tuesday that he considered anthem protests a workplace issue, giving him the right to punish his players. He said he was trying to keep the Cowboys out of the debate by declaring that they would all stand.

“I don’t want our fans to sit there and have angst over those type of issues,” Jones said. “I’m not going to have a situation with the flag that there is a debate over whether we’re respecting it or not. I’m clearing that one up.”

The Cowboys always stand for the anthem while lined up on the sideline. Two weeks ago before a Monday night game in Arizona, they kneeled arm-in-arm before the anthem — with Jones — then stood during the singing when the flag was displayed. It was three days after Trump’s comments in Alabama.

Trump tweeted his support of Jones after the owner made the threat to bench players following a loss to Green Bay. They spoke by phone after the game in Arizona.

“We would certainly support the NFL coming out and asking the players to stand, just as the president has done,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday. “We support the national anthem, the flag and the men and women who fought to defend it.”

Goodell wrote to league executives about “unprecedented dialogue with our players,” saying those discussions helped build the plan that owners will discuss next week.

“Everyone involved in the game needs to come together on a path forward to continue to be a force for good within our communities, protect the game, and preserve our relationship with fans throughout the country,” Goodell wrote. “The NFL is at its best when we ourselves are unified.”


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Vice President Mike Pence Leaves Football Game After Players Kneel During National Anthem

Vice President Mike Pence left a football game in Indiana Sunday after players from the San Francisco 49ers reportedly knelt during the national anthem.

“President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” Pence said in a series of tweets. “While everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I don’t think its too much to ask NFL players to respect the flag and our national anthem.”

Pence, the former governor of Indiana, was attending a game of the Indianapolis Colts, who were playing a home game against the San Francisco 49ers — Colin Kaepernick’s former team. It appeared only members of the 49ers knelt during the anthem, not the Colts, according to the Indianapolis Star. Pence pointed this discrepancy out in a tweet, posting a picture of himself and his wife Karen standing during the anthem, and writing, “We were proud to stand – with all our colts- for our soldiers, our flag, and our National Anthem.”

Last year, Kaepernick, who was playing as a quarterback for the 49ers at the time, routinely knelt during the National Anthem as a silent protest against racial injustice in America.

Kaepernick’s protest morphed into a kneeling movement last month after President Donald Trump sparked controversy when he referred to NFL players who took a knee during the anthem as “sons of bi—es” during a campaign rally in Alabama. More than 100 NFL players and owners linked arms and knelt before and during the anthem following Trump’s attack.

Trump said in a tweet that he had asked Pence to leave the stadium if any players kneeled during the national anthem, claiming such actions were disrespectful.


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What the Supreme Court Says About Sitting Out the National Anthem

When the president uses what used to be called his "bully pulpit" – but now is called "Twitter" – to attack a person or an issue, of course it has much broader consequences. For instance, it's no surprise that after campaigning on a travel ban focused on Muslims and selectively bringing attention to terrorist attacks only when perpetrated by Muslims, 

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Knicks Call Attention to ‘Serious Issues’ by Locking Arms During National Anthem

Prior to their preseason game against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, players and coaches on the New York Knicks locked arms during the national anthem. They did so as a "sign of unity" and as a means to bring attention to the issues of "gun violence, poverty, equal justice, access to education and civil rights."

"We have a deep love and respect for this country," 

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Pittsburgh Steelers Will Stand For The National Anthem

Looks like somebody DIDN’T get Richard Sherman‘s memo from yesterday that said NFL players would not be bullied by Donald Trump. In fact, those words came out of his mouth.

In any event, the Pittsburgh Steelers declared there would be no more kneeling on the sidelines during the national anthem. The decision came as the team continues to receive criticism from mostly outraged white males over BLACK players choosing not to recite the anthem last weekend.

 

Offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva was the only Steelers player to stand alone outside the tunnel during the playing of the anthem.

After the game, furious fans posted videos of themselves burning Steelers gear and season tickets.

Following the backlash, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey says the team will stand this Sunday.

“I promise you one thing, this week we will all be standing out there for the national anthem. Trust me,” Pouncey said Wednesday.

Pouncey says he expects the entire team to be on the field for the anthem.

“As far as I know it’s 100 percent participation,” Pouncey told reporters. “We love this country. It’s America. We know there are injustice in this world, but to me, personally, football is football and that’s what we need to approach it as.”

“Pittsburgh Steelers will go out there and do the right thing,” Pouncey told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

The Denver Broncos ball club also said they plan to stand during the anthem on Sunday.

“We’re a team and we stand together — no matter how divisive some comments and issues can be, nothing should ever get in the way of that,” the team said in a statement on Instagram. “Starting Sunday, we will be standing together.”

In related news, Spike Lee defended Colin Kaepernick during a heated debate with former New York Jets star Michel Faulkner, during a CNN Town Hall on the protests sweeping the NFL.

On Wednesday night, the 60-year-old director delivered a passionate case for Colin — comparing him to Jackie Robinson and posing a challenge to team owners.

“Branch Rickey made the decision ‘We’re going to hire Jackie Robinson.’ Nobody else wanted him,” Lee said, in objection to the notion that siding with fans who are against the protest is a business decision. “Which NFL owner’s gonna be the Branch Rickey of today, that is the question. Which NFL owner’s gonna be the Branch Rickey and give Colin Kaepernick a job?”

Faulkner noted that while Kaepernick may no longer be working in the NFL, he did take on a job when he opted to be an activist over an athlete.

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Patriots Fans Burn Team Gear in Response to NFL National Anthem Protests

In response to the New England Patriots who took a knee during the national anthem to protest social injustice before their game against the Houston Texans on Sunday, a large group of Patriots fans met for a "peaceful protest" on Thursday to

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NBA Issues a Memo Reminding Players and Coaches They MUST Stand During the National Anthem, Per League Rules [Video]

The NBA sent a memo late Friday to teams reinforcing its existing rule that players and coaches are to stand for the national anthem.

The memo also suggested other ways in which those who chose to might address the recent protest movement sweeping across the NFL and other sports.

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The memo, a copy of which was obtained by ESPN, was distributed by deputy commissioner Mark Tatum. It instructs teams that “the league office will determine how to deal with any possible instance in which a player, coach, or trainer does not stand for the anthem.”

The memo states that individual teams “do not have the discretion to waive” the rule that players, coaches and staff stand for the anthem. The league has the discretion to discipline players who violate the rule. It is not clear if the league would exercise it in the event of any protest. The league also does not want teams independently disciplining players, sources say, and has encouraged open dialogue within teams.

In the memo, Tatum suggests teams might address the current political climate by having players and coaches give a joint pregame address at their first home games.

“This could include a message of unity and how the team is committed to bringing the community together this season,” the memo states.

The memo also suggests teams might prepare a video tribute or public service announcement featuring “team leadership speaking about the issues they care about.”

The memo comes a day after commissioner Adam Silver said he expects players to stand for the national anthem.

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Jordin Sparks Makes Her Own Statement While Singing the National Anthem Before Monday Night’s NFL Game

Jordin Sparks didn’t kneel, but that didn’t stop her from sending her own message on Monday night.

The “It Ain’t You” singer, 27, had Bible verses references written on her hands while singing the National Anthem before the Dallas Cowboys took on the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Arizona.

While holding a microphone, the verse ‘Prov. 31: 8-9’ were visible, a reference to the Book of Proverbs, which reads, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

Many on social media took the star’s Bible quotes to be taking aim at President Donald Trump for not doing more to support people of color and those struggling in America.

Sparks’ father is nine-year NFL veteran Phillippi Sparks. The singer wasn’t the only star to stand up to the president.

During Monday’s football game in Glendale, the Dallas Cowboys dropped to one knee before standing and locking arms to sing the National Anthem. The Arizona Cardinals did the same.

The team’s owner, Jerry Jones, joined his players in solidarity. Jones had previously donated $ 1 million to Trump’s inauguration committee.

The owner spoke out against the man he back in a postgame news conference.

“Our players wanted to make a statement about unity and we wanted to make a statement about equality,” Jones told reporters. “They were very much aware that statement, when made or when attempted to be made in and a part of the recognition of our flag, can not only lead to criticism but also controversy.

“It was real easy for everybody in our organization to see that the message of unity, the message of equality was getting, if you will, pushed aside or diminished by the controversy. We even had the circumstances that it was being made into a controversy.”

Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams questioned the necessity of having the National Anthem in sports during an interview on MSNBC.

“It’s also important to realize this anthem thing is a scan,” he said. “This is not actually part of football. This was invented in 2009 from the government paying the NFL to market military recruitment to get more people to go off and fight wars to die.”

Pharrell Williams got down on two knees as he performed at a charity concert in Charlottesville, supporting a gesture by NFL players who have started kneeling during the national anthem to draw attention to racial injustice.


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Drama over the national anthem and President Trump’s calls to boycott the NFL didn’t appear to have a conclusive effect on the league’s latest ratings. NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” match-up between the Redskins and the Raiders saw an 11 percent dip in ratings compared with the same week last year, but CBS enjoyed an 11…
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The National Gallery in London on Thursday won the dismissal of a lawsuit in which three grandchildren of a muse of the artist Henri Matisse sought to recover a painting they said was stolen shortly after World War Two.


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Get Well Wednesday: September Is National Childhood Obesity Month

September is Childhood Obesity Month, which helps to bring awareness to the increasing number of children who are overweight and obese. Dr. Lisa Ashe works with children who have health problems due to obesity and hopes that more information about the necessity of children’s healthy eating habits will help to stem this dangerous trend. Here’s more information.

IS OBESITY HEREDITARY?
There is likely a genetic component of obesity, however this form of obesity is very rare, less than 1 percent.

WHAT CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS ARE A RESULT OF  CHILDHOOD OBESITY?

High blood pressure, fatty liver, knee and back pain and arthritis, sleep apnea and risk for diabetes.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO PREVENT OR HELP YOUR CHILD FROM CHILDHOOD OBESITY?

Avoid sugary drinks such as soda and juice, limit use of electronics. encourage exercise and outside playing, enroll them in sports or after school activities, limit fast food and encourage portion control.

HOW IS OBESITY MEASURED IN CHILDREN?

It is measured using the Body Mass Index (BMI) which is based on weight and height.

HOW DOES SLEEP AFFECT OBESITY?

Lack of sleep is linked to hormone deregulation, increase caloric intake and decreased energy, all of which can cause obesity.

IS IT OKAY TO PUT YOUR CHILD ON A STRICT DIET?

Yes, it is important to make sure your child is not overeating or eating the wrong things.

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO WHEN YOUR CHILD IS ACTIVE BUT STILL OVERWEIGHT? 

See a nutritionist and evaluate their diet. Also, are they on any medications that may contribute to their being overweight?

IS IT OKAY FOR CHILDREN TO TAKE MEAL SUPPLEMENTS AND DRINK WEIGHT LOSS TUMMY TEA?

Children are growing and need certain amounts of nutrients, calories and protein. These nutrients should be obtained through food and vitamins if recommended by the child’s pediatrician. Additionally, it is important that children learn portion control and how to eat healthy so obesity does not continue into adulthood.

Dr. Lisa Ashe serves as the medical director of Be Well Medical Group – a leading concierge medicine and wellness group currently serving the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia metro areas. She’s a board certified internal medicine physician.

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Why don’t they use body fat percentage to determine overweight? Body fat preventage may be a better predictor of health.

More studies need to take place in order for it to be globally used.

What should the average healthy weight be for a four-year-old?

Average weight for a four-year-old is about 40 pounds.

Why aren’t there BMI charts specific to African-Americans? Our body composition is different from Caucasians or Asians.

The BMI charts are universal, however the studies that were done to develop the chart used primarily Caucasian participants. This is true for most research studies in the US. The BMI is a good overall predictor of healthy weight for average Americans.

What about children who have asthma and are on Albuterol or steroids. Steroids make children gain weight and asthmatic children can’t always play outside and exercise.

Steroids absolutely cause children and adults to gain weight. It is important for your doctor to have you on the lowest effective dose. Children on steroids may need to be on a more strict diet.

How much should a 16-year-old, 6′, black, semi-athletic female weigh?

Anywhere from 140-180 pounds on average.

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How Floating Down a River With Keri Hilson Taught Me to Appreciate the National Park Service

A week ago, I spent a day river floating down the 48-mile Chattahoochee River in metropolitan Atlanta, and wading into the river to learn how fly fishing enthusiasts cast and back cast. Back casting is easier!

(Keri Hilson leads a group down the Chattahoochee River. Image: CatMax Photography/National Park Foundation)

 

What a fun way to learn about the offerings of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area—established as a result of legislation Rep. Andrew Young introduced and President Jimmy Carter signed into law in 1978.

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The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area gets more than 3 million visitors every year, putting it in the top 35 of all 417 National Parks in the National Park Service.

(Cedric Talley, Visual Information Specialist at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Image: File)

 

Maybe that’s because of the proximity to urban Atlanta—the river is within the city limits, although you’d never know it by the number of enormous trees on the river banks. I saw a couple of deer during my trip, as well as a blue heron and osprey flying above, but other wildlife also make their appearance—including muskrats, alligators, and the occasional bear.

There’s also tons to do in the park—paddle boating, river floating, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, and mountain biking, as well as simply hiking or running the 83 miles of trails.

School groups come to the park to get hands-on lessons in nature, wildlife, insects, and the abundant flora. The state of Georgia stocks the river with rainbow trout and striped bass, which survive because of the river bottom’s cool temperatures.

(Raukisha Talley told us about the history of the park. Image: File)

 

This place is a naturalist’s dream. My son was an avid nature lover when he was little—and this was the kind of park he would have loved visiting. If you’re in or near Atlanta, you must take your kids for a day trip.

Class I Rapids

 

“People see the river as a real asset,” Bill Cox, superintendent of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, told a group of us in the park’s visitor’s lodge, which is included on the National Register of Historic Places.

(Bill Cox and Hilson. Image: CatMax Photography/National Park Foundation)

 

The park’s vast 7,000 acres create a serene space for people living in the city. It’s accessible and free, though if you want to fish you need to purchase a permit and license; there’s also a cost to rent paddle boats.

But hiking, walking, or riding your own bike is free—and you still get to commune with nature and de-stress.

I’m glad the rapids were Class I when we floated down the ’Hooch, as locals call it, although water released from the dam causes the river depth to change rapidly—so checking the release schedule is advised.

(The author, ready to wade in the ‘Hooch. Image: )

 

Keri Hilson, the singer, songwriter, and actress, is an ambassador for the National Park Foundation. She regularly takes advantage of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

“I’m an outdoorsy girl,” she told me. “Fitness is important to me, so I run in the park.” Being in the park elevates Hilson’s senses and puts her in a meditative mood.

(Image: CatMax Photography/National Park Foundation)

 

The great news is that you don’t need to live in Atlanta to run in one of the National Parks. With 417 National Park Service areas, chances are good that there’s one near you. As the National Park Service campaign says, Find Your Park!

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This Football Player Fought for Civil Rights in the ’60s. Here’s What He Thinks About National Anthem Protests

On Thursday night, Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters became the latest NFL player to choose not to stand for the national anthem. Peters’ decision was part of a growing movement, largely inspired by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick‘s decision a year ago to sit and kneel during the song, to make a statement about what they see as a nation not living up to its ideals, particularly for African-Americans.

With football season’s week one beginning in earnest on Sunday, broadcast networks are preparing for the chance that other players might do the same over the weekend — while the fact that Kaepernick has gone so long without being signed has inspired some fans to protest too.

This is not the first time professional football players have gotten together to make a bold statement about racial inequality. One prominent example took place in 1965, when 21 African-American players refused to play in the American Football League’s all-star game if it was held in New Orleans — a city then angling for its own football franchise — because of the discrimination they faced there in the week leading up to the big game. The protest, which white players supported, forced officials to move the game to Houston.

More than 50 years later, Clem Daniels, former Oakland Raiders running back and one of the leaders of the boycott, spoke to TIME about the lessons he learned from that decision, and what current NFL players could learn from it.

TIME: How were you were treated in New Orleans when you got there?

DANIELS: First, when we got to New Orleans a week before the all-star game, I was with my teammate Art Powell and Earl Faison [of the San Diego Chargers]; there were about 15 cabs right in front of the airport, and when we whistled and beckoned them to come down, they just sat there until Earl Faison walked up to one and said we had to get a cab to the Roosevelt Hotel. The driver told us, “You’ll have to catch a colored cab in the back.”

At the hotel, the elevator operator said, “You’ll be the first black people to stay in this hotel.” We went downstairs to the café to get something to eat. We were seated two seats down from a white lady, and when Ernie Warlick [of the Buffalo Bills] hung his raincoat next to hers, she went up and grabbed her raincoat because she didn’t want her raincoat hanging next to his raincoat.

We decided we’d go to Bourbon Street. When we got there, [the doorman at the bar] opened up the peep hole and said you guys can’t come in here. Ernie Ladd said, “You open this door in the next 15 seconds or I will put it in your lap.” Someone behind the door told the doorman to let us in. There must have been about 200 people in the place, two large bands, and everybody stopped talking, the band stopped playing. There were no black patrons. We walked up to the bar, and I asked for five shots of tequila. We drank our shots, and we walked out.

When we got back to the hotel, other players had arrived, and everyone had a similar story to tell. So I said, “Let’s go up to the hospitality suite and talk about this.” About 15 or 20 minutes later, the doorbell on the suite rang and in walked the city attorney and the guy who was the local head of the NAACP, who later became the first black mayor of New Orleans. They were trying to get us to stay.

Why did you decide to leave?

The city attorney said we would gain more by playing than we would if we left, and that just did not make a whole lot of sense to me. We were there to entertain the general public. We weren’t there to take the abuse.

Everyone was sitting around looking at each other saying what are we going to do, and I said don’t know what you guys are going to do, but I’m going to get my bag and go home. My roommate Art Powell said, “I’m going with you.” I got back to San Francisco the next morning at about 7 o’clock, and got a call that the game had been moved from New Orleans, and I had a flight out to Houston.

You must have confronted segregation before New Orleans, though. How was this particular situation different?

Segregation varied from state to state. There were things that we were confronted with in New Orleans I had never been confronted with before, like having to take a black cab versus a white cab. The main reason I agreed to leave New Orleans that night is there are certain standards you must adhere prior to getting a franchise. One of the things you must adhere to [is that] when a team comes in to play, they should be allowed to go where they want to go, eat at restaurants they want to eat at. There should some progress that [the city is] making. That kind of degradation is too embarrassing.

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Having participated in that boycott, what do you think of NFL players’ refusal to stand for the national anthem?

I would have told Colin Kaepernick a long time ago that his approach right now may not be the most sensible approach to the problem that we have. My take on that is, you get with your leaders within your community, the black community, and discuss the most apt way to approach the protest and do it from a collective standpoint. And right now, the best thing you can do is play football, earn the money, save the money and put yourself in a position so you can help the cause on a long-term basis.

I remember lying in bed watching the Selma march on TV and getting up and calling Al Davis [the Oakland Raiders coach]. I said, “I gotta go, I need to be there with my people on the front lines.” Al said, “During the off-season you can do that, but let’s send them some money now. Who do you know who’s involved with this thing?” I knew someone who directed me to Martin Luther King’s West Coast physician, and we wrote a check to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Why was it better to go that route?

Professional football wasn’t as big. Even though I was the top running back in the AFL at the time, I would have been just another speck the crowd if I had gone down there. What Al Davis was saying at that time is, this is not going to go away. We’re going to be going through this fight for many years to come, so begin to position yourself now, so that over the long term, you can be a major part — an even more integral part — of the effort. And he was right, and I’m glad I’m listened to him.

What do you see as the differences between now and then? Is it harder to take a public political stance on the field as a professional football player today than it was when you were playing?

King, Jesse Jackson, Benjamin Hooks, John H. Johnson — these were the people I looked to for the best position to take, the most knowledgeable information. And you could call them when you had a problem. We were surrounded by those people. The black community was more accessible to all of us because we were all fighting for the same cause. Those kinds of leaders are not as prominent today, so Kaepernick is somewhat limited in terms of who he can consult with before making his decisions. Every NFL team should have someone on their staff who is closely linked to that black community. We had that kind of person for the Raiders when I was in the Raiders.

And what Charlottesville showed is that lot of things we thought had past, the evilness is as prevalent today as it was 50 years ago. I can’t remember a time in my life when we weren’t confronted with these kinds of issues.


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"I think it's one of those things where I think we have to understand that there are people who have different viewpoints," 

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NFL’s Michael Bennett To Sit During National Anthem For Entire Season

The NFL will have another prominent player join in on silent protesting. Seattle Seahawks Defensive End Michael Bennett has confirmed he will be sitting down during the National Anthem for the rest of the season.

In an effort to bring attention to racism and intolerance, the Pro Bowl player confirmed he will be sitting during the singing of the National Anthem for all 16 games of the Seahawks 2017-2018 schedule.

“I hope that I can activate everybody to get off their hands and feet and go out into the communities and push helping each other. Sit down with somebody that’s the opposite sex, sit down with somebody that’s the opposite race, different religion and understand that people are different and go out and join the community and try to change the society, change what you’re a part of. If you don’t like it, keep changing it” he explained to reporters a after last week’s preseason game.

Bennett acknowledged that the recent racial violence in Charlottesville, VA has inspired his recent political stance.

Charlottesville had a lot to do with it but I think it’s just the journey of who I am as a person. I think everybody has a time where they feel like they need to be who they are and stand up for what they believe in.”

While his intentions come from a place of creating unity he understands the scrutiny that is sure to follow. “Of course I’m going to face backlash. This is bigger than me. This is bigger than football. This is about bringing opportunities to people, giving people equality. This is bigger than a sport” Michael confirmed.

Bennet joins Colin Kaepernick and most recently Marshawn Lynch in sitting during the National Anthem.

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(Reuters) – Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett remained seated during the playing of the U.S. national anthem before a pre-season National Football League game to protest deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia over the weekend, his team said.


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Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem for Preseason Game

Before the Oakland Raiders took on the Arizona Cardinals for a preseason game on Saturday, Marshawn Lynch appeared to stage a silent protest by sitting on the bench during the national anthem. Especially after what happened over the weekend in

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Michael Bennett Decision to Sit During National Anthem: ‘We Need to Stay Together’

Marshawn Lynch wasn’t the only NFL player to take a seat during the national anthem over the weekend. Michael Bennett, a former teammate of Lynch in Seattle, decided to do the same when the Seahawks took on the San Diego Chargers in a preseason game on Sunday. But

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Woke Mode: Oakland Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch Sits During National Anthem

Marshawn Lynch might need to change his nickname from Beast Mode to Woke Mode, this after the Oakland Raiders running back remained seated during the playing of the National Anthem. During a preseason contest with the Arizona Cardinals, the 31-year-old NFL star sat on a cooler during the playing of the song but the decision was cleared with his coach, Jack Del Rio.

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Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said he spoke with Lynch after the game and was not aware that he planned to sit.

“[Lynch] said, ‘This is something I’ve done for 11 years. It’s not a form of anything other than me being myself,’” Del Rio said. “I said, ‘So you understand how I feel. I very strongly believe in standing for the national anthem, but I’m going to respect you as a man. You do your thing, and we’ll do ours.’ So that’s a non-issue for me.”

Photos circulated on social media Sunday showing Lynch standing for the anthem during his Seahawks days, including for Super Bowl XLIX.

Raiders quarterback E.J. Manuel said the team supports Lynch, adding the decision was “more of a personal thing” for him.

While Lynch’s seating may or may not be a silent protest, he has mentioned free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick‘s politically-charged stances in the past.

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“We’re going to draw it up and we’re going to make it a national emergency.”
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The National Urban League Releases Its State of Black America Report

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Yesterday the National Urban League released the 41st edition of its State of Black America report, which assesses the nation’s progress toward racial equality in several key areas, including economics, health, education, social justice, and civic participation.

Marc Morial, president of NUL, says in a statement that although change is slow, this year’s report had to address “the shift in power and priorities” at the White House. Although there were plenty of problems during the Obama years, Morial notes areas of progress.

“During the Obama era, the economy added 15 million new jobs, the black unemployment rate dropped, and the high school graduation rate for African Americans soared.”

Now, Morial says, that progress is threatened.

“Recent proposals before Congress would shift desperately needed resources away from underfunded public schools toward our heavily-invested-in military,” Morial says in the report. “The federal budget currently under consideration would slash the budget of the Departments of Health, Education, Housing, and Labor—a blueprint for a sick, uneducated, homeless, and unemployed America.”

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In the area of education, the report measures an Equality Index of 78.2% for black people, whereas whites have 100%. The overall Equality Index, which considers all five areas, is 72.3% for blacks and 78.4% for Hispanics.

The National Urban League advocates what it calls a Main Street Marshall Plan. (Not unlike the Marshall Plan implemented after World War II, which had left much of Europe devastated. Officially the European Recovery Program, the Marshall Plan rebuilt the economies of Western Europe after the war.)

The parallel is clear. What if black America had the infusion of resources Western Europe received after the war? The National Urban League is calling for “bold, strategic” investments in America’s urban communities—from early childhood education to comprehensive investments in infrastructure.

According to the report, such education investments would do the following:

  • Increase federal funding for public schools, focusing on equity and eliminating resource gaps
  • Expand the ESSA pre-K program to provide high-quality, full-day pre-K to all children
  • Double investments in Pell Grants, and increase the maximum Pell Grant award

And there’s a role for black Americans who have “made it” to play as well. I spoke with Tony Allen, Ph.D., head of Corporate Reputation at Bank of America, who contributed to the State of Black America report.

He says middle- and upper-class black Americans need to go beyond the Greek letter organizations, Masonic lodges, debutante balls, and Jack and Jill affiliations—to embrace an intentional solidarity, what he calls an “active re-integration,” with those who’ve been left behind.

For more about the National Urban League’s State of Black America report, go here.

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Trump needs to declare national emergency for opioid crisis, commission says

President Donald Trump needs to declare a national state of emergency for the opioid epidemic, said the commission he created to combat the public health crisis.

Such a declaration was the “first and most urgent recommendation” in an interim report that detailed how the nation’s leaders could fight the pandemic that the New York Times says killed an estimated 59,000 people last year, said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who chairs the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.

With 142 Americans killed by opioids every day, “America is enduring a death toll equal to September 11th every three weeks.”

Opioids “now kill more people than gun homicides and car crashes combined,” the commission wrote in its report, saying that with nearly 150 Americans dying every day, “America is enduring a death toll equal to September 11th every three weeks.”

“By declaring state of emergency, the president would put the full weight of his office behind this emergency,” Christie said as he read from the report during a call Monday afternoon to release the report.

The commission also recommended opening up more treatment beds in all 50 states with waiver approvals under Medicaid’s federal Institutes for Mental Diseases exclusion. With the waivers, facilities with more than 16 beds could accept patients seeking inpatient mental health treatment, including substance use disorders, and Medicaid would reimburse providers for the care.

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“This is the single fastest way to increase treatment availability across the nation,” the commission’s draft interim report said.

Fellow commission member and former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy said insurance companies and the Department of Labor need to ensure more access to treatment. They should also provide greater transparency and accountability for individuals with substance use disorder, who often shoulder the burden of “unfair denials” for coverage, Kennedy said.

“If this were any other public health issue, our response as a nation would be dramatically different than it is simply because these diseases are shunned and shamed by society,” Kennedy said.

Under current “well-intentioned” patient privacy laws, the commission said physicians and families alike face great difficulty in coordinating care or even knowing if an individual is struggling with substance use disorders, “restraining physicians’ ability to make informed healthcare decisions,” the report said.

Other recommendations from the commission included:

  • Establish mandatory opioid prescriber education at medical and dental schools across the country to spread awareness about safe prescription practices.
  • Create and fund a federal effort to offer all three forms of approved medication-assisted treatment — methadone, naltrexone and buprenorphine — at each facility licensed to distribute them and to ensure treatment “decisions are based on what is best for the patient” (the report says only roughly one out of every 10 U.S. drug treatment facilities offer medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder).
  • Craft model legislation to encourage states to make naloxone — an antidote used to prevent fatal opioid overdoses — more readily available.
  • Enhance border control and law enforcement efforts to screen and catch fentanyl entering the United States, including through packages shipped through the U.S. Postal Service.
  • Improve prescription drug monitoring programs to better track patients who have been blocked from accessing prescription opioids but clearly still need help.
  • Make sure insurance companies do not offer worse coverage to people for mental health and substance use diagnoses than for physical health issues.

The interim report’s recommendations are not intended to be comprehensive; the commission is scheduled to release its final report in October. Christie said the upcoming report will explore how to use big data to develop a national prevention strategy, ways that federal agencies can make medication-assisted treatment and more non-opioid pain therapies more accessible, how to reduce the nation’s supply of heroin, fentanyl and fentanyl analogs, and more.

“We should be tracking those supplies in the same way we track infectious diseases in our country.”

Commissioners voted 4-0 to pass the interim report and pass it onto President Donald Trump’s office for executive approval.

One of those commission members, Bertha Madras, served on the White House Office of Drug Control Policy under the President George W. Bush administration and is now a psychobiologist at Harvard Medical School. In remarks delivered during Monday’s call, Madras said while U.S. prescription opioid use subsides, an unmistakable rise in heroin, fentanyl, fentanyl analogs and counterfeit pills presents a clear-and-present danger to public health nationwide.

READ MORE: In the war on heroin, Baltimore drug programs face an uncertain future

“We should be tracking those supplies in the same way we track infectious diseases in our country,” Madras said.

Trump signed an executive order to establish the commission, chaired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, in March. Since then, the commission met and received more than 8,000 comments from the public. That was why the commission missed initial deadlines for the report it unveiled Monday, Christie said.

In November, former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a historic report called “Facing Addiction in America” that assessed a series of recommendations called “Turn the Tide Rx,” designed to curb the opioid crisis.

“How we respond to this crisis is a moral test for America. Are we a nation willing to take on an epidemic that is causing great human suffering and economic loss? Are we able to live up to that most fundamental obligation we have as human beings: to care for one another?” it read.

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Plov: Uzbekistan’s national obsession

The ingredients of this meaty rice dish may vary but the beloved central Asian dish always comes in massive portions

In a small, unremarkable restaurant on Firdavsi Street in Samarkand, the plov arrives at our table. At its most basic, plov is rice with onion and carrots, plus either mutton, lamb or beef, cooked slowly in layers. But this is no ordinary plov; this is plov with bells on, and it takes two waiters to carry the lagan (platter) to the table.

Atop the lightly oiled rice and matchsticks of soft yellow carrots, are 12 roasted quail (whole), horse meat sausages (sliced), quince (quartered), a scattering of glossy white quails’ eggs and countless slivers of thinly shaved beef. As the steam lifted, filling the room with a rich, meaty aroma, the whole restaurant diverted their eyes from the Uzbek soap opera on the television to admire this elitni, or VIP, plov. That lunchtime, 12 of us feasted from the platter, and by the end there was still some going spare.

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Leonardo DiCaprio, National Geographic Developing ‘The Right Stuff’ Series

Leonardo DiCaprio is on board to executive produce a new scripted series based on Tom Wolfe's best-selling nonfiction book The Right Stuff, teaming up with National Geographic via his production company, Appian Way Productions.

The multi-hyphenate will work alongside Jennifer Davisson and Will

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Titanic 20th Anniversary Special From Director James Cameron Is Heading to National Geographic

Titanic, Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio20 years later and we still haven’t let go.
Prepare for the documentary special of your dreams: National Geographic is teaming up with director James Cameron for a one-hour special…

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One of America’s Busiest National Parks May Soon Require Reservations

Without a reservation visitors would have to pay a fee and then only drive through the park.

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Joe Biden Sends Adorable National Teacher’s Day Tweet About Jill Biden

Former Vice President Joe Biden is a national treasure and his Twitter presence only solidifies that fact.

In a Tuesday afternoon tweet, Biden sent out a message about National Teacher’s Day and dedicated it to someone who “inspires [him] every day” ― his wife, Dr. Jill Biden.

Dr. Jill Biden is an educator with a massive range of accomplishments. Those include teaching English to adolescents at a psychiatric hospital, being a professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College, and earning two master’s degrees as well as a doctorate in education from the University of Delaware.

Outside of her husband’s endorsement, proof that Dr. Biden is a passionate teacher can be found in the knowledge that when Joe Biden entered the White House as Vice President, she insisted on keeping her job as an educator.

Joe and Jill Biden will celebrate their forty year-anniversary together next month.

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Carrie Underwood Surprises Fans With National Anthem At Husband’s Game

On top of being a country superstar and an adoring mother, Carrie Underwood is one seriously supportive wife.

On Monday, Underwood ― who’s married to Nashville Predators captain Mike Fisher ― surprised hockey fans with a beautiful rendition of the national anthem before game three of the NHL playoffs when Fisher’s team played the Chicago Blackhawks at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

For the powerhouse performance (watch a video above), the seven-time Grammy winner sported her husband’s No. 12 jersey and painted her nails to match the team’s blue and gold colors. 

Underwood may have been a good luck charm for Fisher because the Predators won the game 3 to 2. 

The couple tied the knot in July 2010 and welcomed a baby boy named Isaiah in February 2015. 

“Time sure does fly when you’re having fun and you marry up,” Fisher wrote to his wife in an anniversary Instagram post in July 2016. “I’m very grateful to have an amazing wife and mother by my side!”

Underwood shared a similar sentiment, writing, “Six years ago today, I said ‘I do,’ to this handsome fella. I meant it then and I mean it now. God put us together and continues to bless our marriage. I couldn’t imagine this life without you.”

Below, more photos of the sweet couple. 

Very blessed to have these 2 strong, beautiful and Godly Moms in my life! #happymothersday

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A dinner date with my Valentine @mfisher1212 . ❤️️

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Yellowstone National Park: Southwest Old Faithful

Yellowstone National Park: Southwest Old Faithful


Coverage of the Old Faithful area of Yellowstone National Park includes Heart Lake BMA, Pitchstone Plateau, Bechler Ranger Station, South Entrance, Teton Wilderness, John D. Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway, Jedediah Smith Wilderness, Winegar Hole Wilderness, Bechler Canyon, Cascade Corner, Firehole BMA, Shoshone Lake, Western half of Yellowstone Lake. Includes UTM grids for use with your GPS unit. 20 Years of trail-tough maps that guide you to and through your favorite destinations. With over 165 titles available for America s favorite outdoor destinations, Trails Illustrated maps are the most trusted and popular recreation maps available. Continually setting the standard for accuracy, each map is crafted in conjunction with local land managers, and undergoes rigorous review and enhancement before being printed on waterproof, tear-resistant material. Each Trails Illustrated map contains detailed topographic information, clearly marked and named trails, recreational points of interest, and navigational aids. National Park series maps contain useful details for planning your visit. State series titles cover popular recreation areas, ideal for done-in-a-day activities.
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Luke Bryan Kicks Off Super Bowl LI With National Anthem

Luke Bryan started off Super Bowl LI by singing the national anthem, and it looks like he didn’t even need to write the lyrics down on his hand this time. 

Ahead of the game, the 40-year-old country singer told Rolling Stone he was pulling for the Atlanta Falcons to win and had been practicing as much as he could. 

“You have to not think about what’s going on outside of the stadium,” he said. “It’s almost like, [you] do an unbelievable job for the people in the stadium and then it’ll turn into that. It’s only a little over two minutes long. Get up there and do what I’ve always loved to do: sing for people. And try to take it at that – don’t overthink it.”

Bryan follows this year’s halftime performer Lady Gaga, who belted out “The StarSpangled Banner” in 2016. Previously, Idina Menzel, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks and Carrie Underwood each honored America by singing the song at past games. 

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26 National Park Wedding Pics That Are Truly A Breath Of Fresh Air

The U.S. national parks are nothing short of majestic with their awe-inspiring mountain ranges, glaciers, canyons, lakes, deserts, waterfalls and wildlife.

Brides and grooms are making the most of these stunning landscapes by saying their “I dos” in or around the parks all across the country. (Just make sure to apply for any necessary permits and follow all park regulations. More on that here.)

Below, 26 national park wedding photos that will leave you speechless.

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Visiting U.S. National Parks Will Be Free On These 10 Days in 2017

Starting next weekend with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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PGA National Golf Package in Miami

PGA National Golf Package in Miami


Celebrate Florida’s grand golfing tradition at PGA National Resort & Spa, a mecca for players and fans alike since 1981Home to the Professional Golfers Association of America and the annual host of the Honda Classic, our celebrated Florida golf vacation destination has a distinguished history of tournament play – including the 25th Ryder Cup, the 69th PGA Championship, and nearly two decades of PGA Seniors’ Championships.As our guest, you are invited to walk in the shadow of legends. Test your skills on 5 spectacular, tournament-ready courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Karl Litten, to name a few. Choose from a diverse array of layouts, each presenting its own exquisite challenge.These include the narrow fairways of The Squire and The “Bear Trap” – the legendary 15th,16th, and 17th holes at The Champion – once called “the real killer in golf” by Lee Trevino.Experience golf at its finest at PGA National – the true legend among South Florida Golf Courses.
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Louisville Cardinals 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Champions Small Fashion Silver Dog Tag

Louisville Cardinals 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Champions Small Fashion Silver Dog Tag


Commemorate Louisville’s 2013 NCAA Basketball National Championship win with this Fashion dog tag! This silver tag features engraved Champs graphics along with a Louisville logo on the front. It’s also hypo-allergenic so it won’t affect sensitive skin and boasts Ionic-Plating fusion technology which results in long-lasting brilliance.
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Quick, Visit These Two New National Monuments Before They’re Taken Away

Obama continues to issue executive orders.

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Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site


During the 30 years of the Cold War, America expanded its force of Minuteman inter-continental ballistic missiles. Today, some 450 Minuteman III missiles remain on alert across the Great Plains. Take a look inside the history of these missiles, and their role in the defense of the United States.Product DetailsVisit Minuteman Missile NHS to explore the Minuteman II system’s role as a nuclear deterrent during the Cold War. Text by the interpretive staff at Minuteman Missile NHSSoftcover booklet,37 pages and Dimensions: 6”W x 9”H
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Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park

Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park


Best Easy Day Hikes Olympic National Park features concise descriptions and easy-to-follow maps for thirty-one short, manageable hikes. Veteran author and hiker Erik Molvar describes the best routes for those who have limited time or abilities, without missing out on the areas scenic splendors: majestic spires, Pacific coast beaches, and a rare temperate rain forest ecosystem.
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The Park in Pictures: Gulf Islands National Seashore

The Park in Pictures: Gulf Islands National Seashore


Located in the Gulf of Mexico south of Pensacola, Florida, Gulf Islands National Seashore is a coastal park that preserves both nature and history. Several old military forts bear witness to the history of the islands, which reaches back to the late 1800s. The coastal park has more than forts, though; it encompasses 160 miles and features quite an assortment of attractions, including wildlife and a variety of recreational possibilities. This book manages to pack a wealth of information into 36 pages, providing a well-detailed overview of the islands, including information on the forts, wildlife and other attractions. It is a useful resource for learning about the Islands before your trip and during your visit, or to keep afterward to reminisce about your time there.Product DetailsDimensions: 6” W x 9” HSoftcover, 36 pagesIncludes color photographs and black-and-white maps
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Sept. 12th Birthday Card – Instead of National Video Games Day or Chocolate Milk Shake Day, I Choose to Celebrate YOU! Greeting Card

Sept. 12th Birthday Card – Instead of National Video Games Day or Chocolate Milk Shake Day, I Choose to Celebrate YOU! Greeting Card


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Transactions Of National Conference On Pellagra: Held Under The Auspicies Of South Carolina State Board Of Health At State Hospita

Transactions Of National Conference On Pellagra: Held Under The Auspicies Of South Carolina State Board Of Health At State Hospita


This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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FITS Ultra Light Casual National Park Crew Sock

FITS Ultra Light Casual National Park Crew Sock


The National Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, enriches America’s national parks and programs through private support, safeguarding our heritage and inspiring generations of national park enthusiasts.FITS Full Contact FitFITS are engineered to work with any shoes, perfectly molding to the shape of your foot and leg. It’s called the FITS Full Contact Fit. FITS uses a super-fine Merino Wool, specialized knitting, and devotion to making the highest quality product. Full Contact Cuff: FITS are designed to follow the contours of your foot, form-fitting comfortably next to your skin without falling down your calf or bunching up around your arch. Dynamic Toe Cup: Conforms to the natural shape of the toes for a perfect fit, eliminating extra bulk. Heel Lock: The Deep Heel Pocket with reinforced heel utilizes a patented Y-shaped stitch that secures your heel in place, preventing the sock from sliding, thus eliminating hot spots and blisters.FITS = True AmericanaKnitting socks in Niota, TN since 1902, Crescent Sock Co. endured the ups and downs that shaped the character of America’s people and her textiles industry. The family-owned company remains committed to its vision, its people, and to keeping jobs in the Tennessee Valley. Their socks are constructed from two-ply, compact-spun, ultra-fine Merino Wool, providing the ultimate blend of softness and durability.
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Ohio State Buckeyes 2014 College Football Playoff National Champions Paperback Book

Ohio State Buckeyes 2014 College Football Playoff National Champions Paperback Book


Celebrate your team fandom with this Ohio State Buckeyes paperback book! Relive all of the great memories from your Ohio State Buckeyes winning the 2014 College Football Playoff National Championship with this book. It features high-quality graphics of your Ohio State Buckeyes that youll never get tired of looking at. Shop for your favorite NCAA gear at Fanatics.com.
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FITS Ultra Light Casual National Park Crew Sock

FITS Ultra Light Casual National Park Crew Sock


The National Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, enriches America’s national parks and programs through private support, safeguarding our heritage and inspiring generations of national park enthusiasts.FITS Full Contact FitFITS are engineered to work with any shoes, perfectly molding to the shape of your foot and leg. It’s called the FITS Full Contact Fit. FITS uses a super-fine Merino Wool, specialized knitting, and devotion to making the highest quality product. Full Contact Cuff: FITS are designed to follow the contours of your foot, form-fitting comfortably next to your skin without falling down your calf or bunching up around your arch. Dynamic Toe Cup: Conforms to the natural shape of the toes for a perfect fit, eliminating extra bulk. Heel Lock: The Deep Heel Pocket with reinforced heel utilizes a patented Y-shaped stitch that secures your heel in place, preventing the sock from sliding, thus eliminating hot spots and blisters.FITS = True AmericanaKnitting socks in Niota, TN since 1902, Crescent Sock Co. endured the ups and downs that shaped the character of America’s people and her textiles industry. The family-owned company remains committed to its vision, its people, and to keeping jobs in the Tennessee Valley. Their socks are constructed from two-ply, compact-spun, ultra-fine Merino Wool, providing the ultimate blend of softness and durability.
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July 4th Birthday Card – Instead of Independence Day, National Country Music Day or Sidewalk Egg Frying Day, I Choose to Celebrate YOU! Greeting Card

July 4th Birthday Card – Instead of Independence Day, National Country Music Day or Sidewalk Egg Frying Day, I Choose to Celebrate YOU! Greeting Card


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July 4th Birthday Card – Instead of Independence Day, National Country Music Day or Sidewalk Egg Frying Day, I Choose to Celebrate YOU! Greeting Card

July 4th Birthday Card – Instead of Independence Day, National Country Music Day or Sidewalk Egg Frying Day, I Choose to Celebrate YOU! Greeting Card


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Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler’s Companion to the National Park

Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler’s Companion to the National Park


The first and oldest national park in the world can be appreciated and enjoyed mile-by-mile in this comprehensive travel guide. Along with fascinating facts and anecdotes, readers will learn of Yellowstone’s geyser basins, out-of-the-way hikes, flora and fauna, and its mountains, rivers, and lakes. Easy-to-understand scientific explanations and diagrams complement detailed travel tips ranging from escaping and avoiding crowds to picking the right season to go camping. This revised edition includes 270 pages of road logs and enhanced information for senior and disabled visitors and tips for visiting the park with children. With fully revised geological, historical, and practical information, this guide is the perfect companion for anyone planning a visit to Yellowstone National Park. Further information can be found at http: //www.yellowstonetreasures.com.
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47 Brand Notre Dame Fighting Irish Ladies 2013 BCS National Championship Game Bound Game Time T-Shirt – White

47 Brand Notre Dame Fighting Irish Ladies 2013 BCS National Championship Game Bound Game Time T-Shirt – White


The Fighting Irish are getting ready for the BCS National Championship Game you should too! Do your part to secure a Notre Dame victory by wearing this Game Time tee from 47 Brand! It features 2012 National Football Championship lettering above Notre Dame Fighting Irish graphics in the middle.
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Bill Maher Says 4/20 Should Be A National Holiday On ‘Real Time’

Bill Maher wants stoner holiday 4/20 to be officially recognized.

On HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” Friday night, the host announced that he’d created a Change.org petition calling on Congress to make April 20 a national weed-related holiday. He then showed his panelists how he likes to celebrate the day with a reading of “‘Twas the Night Before 4/20,” a riff on the famous poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas.”

“Twas the night before 4/20 and all through the crib,” read Maher, “not a creature was stirring, not even — did you hear something? Is the door locked?”

“I was wearing a T-shirt and shorts from the gym,” he continued. “I had just settled down to watch Adult Swim.”

To see Maher’s actual petition, head over to Change.org.

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Sept. 16th Birthday Card – Instead of National Play Doh Day, Collect Rocks Day, Step Family Day, Mayflower Day, or Working Parents Day, I Choose to Celebrate YOU! Greeting Card

Sept. 16th Birthday Card – Instead of National Play Doh Day, Collect Rocks Day, Step Family Day, Mayflower Day, or Working Parents Day, I Choose to Celebrate YOU! Greeting Card


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Comfort Inn Valley Forge National Park, King of Prussia,PA

Comfort Inn Valley Forge National Park, King of Prussia,PA


Hotel Features: The 121 smoking and non-smoking rooms at the five-story Comfort Inn are equipped with free Wi-Fi and cable TVs with free and pay movies. Other highlights include hairdryers and microwaves. Each morning, dive into the complimentary breakfast, including eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and hot flavored waffles. Workout in the gym or enjoy complimentary access to Bally Total Fitness when time allows. The hotel has an on-site laundry facility and offers laundry service as well. Parking is complimentary.
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American Consultants Rx Charity Donation To National Council on Alcoholism By Charles Myrick

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Florida State Seminoles (FSU) 2013 BCS National Champions No1es! Paperback Book

Florida State Seminoles (FSU) 2013 BCS National Champions No1es! Paperback Book


Relive all of the Seminolesapos; great moments in the 2013 National Championship with this No1es! paperback book. It features highquality graphics and pages chronicling Florida States road to becoming National Champs!
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The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor: Who Drifted on a Life Raft for Ten Days without Food or Water, Was Proclaimed a National Hero, Kissed by Beauty Queens, Made Rich Through Publicity, and Then Spurned by the Government and Forgotten for All Time

The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor: Who Drifted on a Life Raft for Ten Days without Food or Water, Was Proclaimed a National Hero, Kissed by Beauty Queens, Made Rich Through Publicity, and Then Spurned by the Government and Forgotten for All Time


Used – Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for Literature and author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, started his literary career with the publication of “The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor”…”On February 22 we were told that we would be returning to Columbia”. In 1955 eight crew members of Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were swept overboard. Velasco alone survived, drifting on a raft for ten days without food or water. Marquez retells the survivor’s amazing tale of enduran

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National Book Award Winners 2013

The 2013 National Book Awards were held tonight. Awards were given in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Young People’s Literature, and Poetry. The winners are:

Fiction: The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

Nonfiction: The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer

Young People’s Literature: The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata

Poetry: Incarnadine by Mary Szybist

Perhaps the most notable literary prize in America, the National Book Awards are in their 64th year. Past winners have included a few forgotten talents, but also many revered literary greats – Saul Bellow and William Faulkner, to name a few.

This year was the first time the National Book Foundation released both a long list and a short list of nominees. The short list for Fiction differed from those of recent years, in that it featured no debut authors.

Whether the awards accurately predict which books will catch fire with the American public has been a point of contention among writers. Critic James Wood called literary awards “the new reviews,” but Salon’s Laura Miller has called the National Book Awards “irrelevant.” The prominence of last year’s winners implies otherwise: Louise Erdrich took home the Fiction award for The Round House, and New Yorker veteran Katherine Boo, who’d previously won both a Pulitzer and a MacArthur Fellowship, snagged a win for her moving story of poverty in India, Behind the Beautiful Forevers.
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The Russian Lifestyle Including Russian Clothing, Cuisine, Traditions, National Holidays, and Religion

The Russian Lifestyle Including Russian Clothing, Cuisine, Traditions, National Holidays, and Religion


New – Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Russian lifestyle is a colourful mix of ethnic Russian clothes, delectable cuisine, interesting customs and traditions, and many religions. This book studies essential features of the Russian lifestyle. Russian clothing consists of kaftan, kosovorotka and ushanka for men, sarafan and kokoshnik for women, with lapti and valenki as common shoes. Russian cuisine

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