U.S. Olympic gold medalist Jesse Diggins is recognized on the floor at the start of a session of the Minnesota House at the State Capitol in St. Paul on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Diggins, a member of the U.S. women's cross-country ski team for the 2018 Winter Olympics, also held a news conference with Rep. Tony Jurgens, R-Cottage Grove, to discuss bringing an International Ski Federation Nordic World Championship to Minnesota. (Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press)U.S. Olympic gold medalist Jesse Diggins, center, looks around at the State Capitol as she walks to be recognized during a session of the Minnesota House in St. Paul on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Diggins, a member of the U.S. women's cross-country ski team for the 2018 Winter Olympics, also held a news conference with Rep. Tony Jurgens, R-Cottage Grove, to discuss bringing an International Ski Federation Nordic World Championship to Minnesota. (Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press)U.S. Olympic gold medalist Jesse Diggins looks up after gaveling … [Read more...] about Gold medalist Jessie Diggins returns to Minnesota, leads charge to bring x-c skiing World Cup here
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Jan 04, 4:30 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 01/04/19 AT 4:30 AM A paraglider was torn through the air by a dust devil while preparing for a flight at Manilla, New South Wales in Australia on Wednesday.The man, reported to be an experienced paraglider, was one among the 40 people setting up to take off. Suddenly, a dust devil - a small whirlwind over land, formed and came toward the launch area. The man was caught off guard as the dust devil caught him and flung him into the air.Video footage, shot by his wife, shows the paraglider, who was visiting from overseas, being lifted up in the air by the devil dust before being flung around and ejected out to the side. Meanwhile, the other pilots watched on before trying to save other launch mats.In the video, the woman can be seen screaming in horror while her husband is being swirled around by the whirlwind. She can then be heard … [Read more...] about Watch: Paraglider Gets Flung Into Air By Dust Devil
The Women's World Cup kicks off Friday in Paris. Twenty-four teams will traverse France for the next month in pursuit of soccer's most prestigious trophy. Here are five players to watch during the tournament: ALEX MORGAN, United States: Morgan was named the U.S. national team's Player of the Year after she closed out 2018 with 18 goals in 19 games. She had seven goals during the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament alone. Morgan is a proven scorer: She also earned Player of the Year honors in 2012 when she had 28 goals and 21 assists, and helped the national team win an Olympic gold medal. Mia Hamm is the only other player to have 20-plus goals and assists during a single season. The 29-year-old forward, who will have a birthday during the tournament in France, is playing in her third World Cup. She was the youngest player on the 2011 World Cup team, scoring a goal in the final match against Japan. Melania Trump's Style During UK State Visit Chris Jackson/Getty Images She … [Read more...] about 5 Players to Watch at the Women’s World Cup
To others, the lure of the sweet science instead bears the bitter taste of taking one right in the kisser. “There is nothing more shocking than getting hit in the face,” says Nashville, Tennessee-based attorney Stuart Scott, who sparred with professional boxers and competed in Toughman competitions, where novice amateur fighters could test themselves in the ring.Lawyers are accustomed to the rough and tumble of courtroom arguments and of counseling irate clients, so they are no strangers to the sport. Mega-promoter Bob Arum graduated from Harvard Law School and worked in the U.S. Department of Justice in the 1960s before entering boxing as a promoter. Another boxing promoter, Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment, also has a Harvard law degree.But many lawyers do more But many lawyers do more than just promote. They get into the ring and substitute their knowledge of civil procedure for the intricacies of the Marquess of Queensberry rules.Matthew Bogdanos. Photograph by Len … [Read more...] about These lawyers battle in the boxing ring as well as the courtroom
For most of the second half of the 2008 college football season, the Alabama Crimson Tide rolled atop the Bowl Championship Series standings and appeared headed for the national title contest in Miami.That was until the Tide suffered their first loss to the Florida Gators in the Southeastern Conference championship, a 31-20 fourth-quarter collapse that gave the Gators a chance to win their second national championship in three years.Meanwhile, the University of Utah was on its way to an undefeated season and appeared to be within striking distance of a spot on the national championship ticket. It was not to be.The championship game would feature one-loss Florida against the Oklahoma Sooners, also once defeated. The Utes never climbed higher than sixth in the BCS standings, even though they later showed their strength by swamping the Tide 31-17 in the Sugar Bowl.Amid the anticipated grousing from Utes fans, another voice piped up. Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff questioned … [Read more...] about Illegal Procedure?