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  • Forced labor at Qatar World Cup sites: Amnesty

    03/31/2016 8:49:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 31, 2016 | Anmar Frangoul
    Migrant workers building a stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar "have suffered systematic abuses, in some cases forced labor," a new report from Amnesty International claims. The report, titled "The ugly side of the beautiful game: Exploitation on a Qatar 2022 World Cup site", paints a damning picture of conditions for migrant laborers.
  • Man takes bullet to groin to prove strength of sports cup (VIDEO at Link)

    05/29/2015 9:18:06 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 29, 2015 | Chris Perez
    Somebody get this guy on “Shark Tank”! A Missouri resident claims to have the strongest jockstrap in the world — and he’s willing to take a bullet to prove it. Jeremiah Raber, 38, is the mastermind behind Nutshellz, a sports cup that he is marketing to law enforcement, athletes and the armed forces, according to Barcroft. Constructed with “the strongest materials known to man,” the groin protector comes in two models.
  • Insider notes: Qatar set for winter World Cup, [truncated]

    02/18/2015 1:33:24 PM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    SI ^ | February 18, 2015 | Grant Wahl
    Multiple sources say it's a done deal that World Cup 2022 will take place in November and December of 2022 in Qatar. A FIFA task force will meet in Doha next week and make that recommendation, and the FIFA Executive Committee is set to make the decision final at its meeting in Zurich next month.
  • Memo to ABC: Here’s How You Save The View Without Breaking the Bank

    02/08/2015 12:26:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 7, 2015 | Joe Concha
    In the least shocking news to hit the industry this week, Rosie O’Donnell is leaving The View after a much-hyped return less-than-a-hockey-season ago. Not to end-zone dance or anything–because this choice was so obviously doomed from the start–but Ms. O’Donnell not being able to revive a sinking franchise could be seen from a mile away (as was her mental meltdown). As mentioned in this space, sequels invariably fail (at least critically compared to the original…with a few exceptions) in the entertainment world. O’Donnell is a living, breathing, 50-something sequel. And in the end, her departure is a product of classic...
  • Obama’s latte salute is offensive because . . . death

    09/25/2014 4:27:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 44 replies
    bookwormroom.com ^ | 9-24-2014 | Bookworm
    Ah, yes. The infamous “latte salute.” If you haven’t heard about it yet, Obama walked off a helicopter insouciantly clutching an environmentally-deadly Styrofoam latte cup in his right hand. When the two Marines waiting at the base of steps offered him a smart salute, Obama, who seemed to avoid looking at them, vaguely pawed his forehead with the hand holding that cup and then walked on. Here, see it for yourself: People in the military and conservatives were outraged. Liberals have been outraged at the outrage. Here are a few of the comments I’ve culled from liberals on my “real...
  • A NEW LOW – Obama’s Salute to Marines – Most Degrading Salute Ever to Men in Uniform

    09/23/2014 12:22:32 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 115 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 9-23-2014 | Jim Hoft
    This really happened. Today. This was actually posted by The White House on Instagram.
  • Brazil celebrates rival Argentina's World Cup defeat

    07/14/2014 6:34:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    AFP ^ | July 13, 2014 | Chris Wright and Claire de Oliveira Neto
    Brazilians bitter about their team's disastrous World Cup celebrated Argentina's defeat to Germany in the final Sunday by dancing and launching fireworks, relieved that their arch-rivals failed to triumph on their soil. In Brasilia and Sao Paulo, fireworks exploded after Mario Goetze scored in extra-time to give the Germans a last-gasp victory at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium. At a bar near the stadium, Brazilians chanted "Cry! Cry! Argentina!" in a nod to the song "Don't cry for me Argentina."
  • AMERICA'S FAVORITE NATIONAL PASTIME: HATING SOCCER (ANN COULTER)

    06/25/2014 8:47:40 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 159 replies
    Ann Coulter Webpage ^ | June 25, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    I've held off on writing about soccer for a decade -- or about the length of the average soccer game -- so as not to offend anyone. But enough is enough. Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation's moral decay. (1) Individual achievement is not a big factor in soccer. In a real sport, players fumble passes, throw bricks and drop fly balls -- all in front of a crowd. When baseball players strike out, they're standing alone at the plate. But there's also individual glory in home runs, touchdowns and slam-dunks. In soccer,...
  • A true World Cup journey: One man’s drive from San Francisco to Brazil

    05/30/2014 8:36:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    SI ^ | May 30, 2014 | Grant Wahl
    If you go on Google Maps and ask for driving directions from San Francisco to Salvador, Brazil, you get a discouraging response: “Sorry, we could not calculate directions from “San Francisco, CA” to “Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.” But that didn’t stop Ben Oude Kamphuis, a hardcore Dutch soccer fan and Hulk Hogan look-alike, from hopping into his orange 1955 Chevy truck, Old Nellie, and going on the road trip of a lifetime to the World Cup. “The whole experience has been mind-blowing,” Oude Kamphuis, 52, told me via Skype recently from a pit stop in Urcos, Peru. “It all started four...
  • Oracle makes a comeback! Team USA wins the 34th America's Cup..

    09/25/2013 2:31:01 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 25, 2013 | Reuters Reporter
    Skipper Jimmy Spithill and Oracle Team USA won the 34th America's Cup today in one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. Spithill steered Oracle's space-age, 72-foot catamaran to its eighth straight victory, speeding past Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand in the winner-take-all Race 19 on San Francisco Bay to keep the oldest trophy in international sports in the United States. All but defeated a week ago, the 34-year-old Australian and his international crew twice rallied from seven-point deficits to win 9-8 Wednesday.
  • Photo: Pouring water into a cup

    09/02/2013 7:29:22 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
  • Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood hold ‘March to Jerusalem’

    06/10/2013 2:03:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/09/2013 19:33 | Ariel ben Solomon
    A few thousand Muslim Brotherhood supporters rallied on Friday at the Cairo Stadium in a Global March to Jerusalem, marking the 46th anniversary of the occupation of east Jerusalem and its Judaization, according to a report in Ahram Online on Friday. … “The marches aim to highlight the issue of Jerusalem – by which we point out the racism and Judaization practices of the occupying state against Jerusalem and Palestine,” Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Ahmed Aref said on Thursday. … A video report by AFP quoted a protester who said, “Today we say to Israel that we are here and one...
  • Islamic Militants kill two for watching Eagles/Argentina’s soccer match

    06/14/2010 9:46:45 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 20 replies · 534+ views
    The Daily Sun ^ | June 14, 2010 | Kunle Solaja
    Islamist militants belonging to the Hezbal Islam rebel group have killed two football fans and arrested 10 others after attacking a house where World Cup fans were watching a hotly-contested game between Argentina and Nigeria in the Huruwaa neighborhood north east of the capital Mogadishu late on Saturday. Residents say that heavily armed militants stormed a house where World Cup fans were secretly watching the football competition which was prohibited in Islamist controlled regions in Somalia. “Two young men who tried to jump over the wall were shot and killed while 10 others including my husband and my teenage son...
  • England World Cup match (vs. US) targeted by terrorist group linked to al-Qa'eda

    04/09/2010 12:34:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies · 607+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | April 9, 2010 | Christian Gysin and David Williams
    England's opening World Cup match against the USA is being targeted by a terror group linked to al-Qa'eda. An immediate review of security was ordered last night for the showpiece game in South Africa after an Algerian-based group posted an online threat to bring 'deaths' in an explosion on the day of the game. Thousands of British and American fans are expected to descend on the town of Rustenberg - 40 miles north of Johannesburg on June 12 - for the Group C game.
  • World Cup Stadium 'Cow Sacrifice' Plan Sparks Row

    12/01/2009 1:40:43 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 586+ views
    BBCNews ^ | December 01, 2009
    World Cup Stadium 'Cow Sacrifice' Plan Sparks Row Animal sacrifice is a vital part of life for many South Africans. A proposal to bless South Africa's World Cup stadiums by slaughtering a cow in each one has caused concern among animal rights activists. The Makhonya Royal Trust, which put forward the idea, described the cattle killing ritual as a "true African" way of blessing the 2010 tournament. Government minister Sicelo Shiceka has promised to lobby football's governing body, Fifa, in support of the plan. But animal rights groups have demanded to be consulted over the plans. The row comes as...
  • Thierry Henry virals flood internet as Ire fumes over handball that put Fra through to World Cup

    11/19/2009 11:23:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies · 1,178+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 19,2009 | Staff
    The Irish Justice Minister today demanded a rematch after a blatant handball by French striker Thierry Henry beat Ireland and put France through to the World Cup Finals. Dermot Ahern lashed out at governing body Fifa after the Republic of Ireland were cruelly beaten by the controversial extra-time goal. Dubbed 'Le Hand', Barcelona star Henry confessed to using his arm to control the ball before squaring for teammate William Gallas to finish. The Irish Justice Minister today demanded a rematch after a blatant handball by French striker Thierry Henry beat Ireland and put France through to the World Cup Finals....
  • King Urges Protection for U.S. Authors in "Libel Tourism" Hearing

    02/15/2009 6:23:34 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 12 replies · 854+ views
    A House committee held an important hearing Thursday morning on the issue of "libel tourism." That's the practice of bringing libel suits against American authors in other nations, particularly the United Kingdom, where First Amendment protections do not apply and where the burden of proof is placed on the defendant rather than on the plaintiff. Saudi Arabian businessman Khalid bin Mahfouz has brought several such lawsuits, winning a default judgment against American researcher Rachel Ehrenfeld for her book Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It, and forcing a Cambridge University Press to destroy copies of the...
  • Consumer Reports Picks the Best Cup o' Brew

    02/05/2009 8:57:06 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 77 replies · 2,613+ views
    yahoo ^ | 05-Feb-2009
    Folgers, Maxwell House, and Starbucks are America's best-selling ground coffees. But all three were iced by Eight O'Clock Colombian coffee in our taste tests. As for Starbucks, it didn't even place among the top regular coffees and trailed among decafs.Our tests of 19 coffees also show that some of the best cost the least. At about $6 per pound, Eight O'Clock costs less than half the price of Gloria Jean's, Peet's, and other more expensive brands. Like your joe without all the caffeine? Dunkin' Donuts and Millstone were the front runners among the decafs. But Folgers Gourmet Selection Lively Colombian...
  • Rag And Bone Cup Dates To 300BC

    05/27/2008 3:21:27 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 144+ views
    Rag and bone cup dates to 300BC Last Updated: 9:40PM BST 27/05/2008 The grandson of a rag and bone man who acquired a small metal cup is in line for a windfall after discovering it is a pure gold vessel dating back to the third or fourth century BC. A rag and bone man gave his grandson the pure gold vessel, which is from the third or fourth century BC The piece could be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. The 5˝ in cup, believed to be from the Achaemenid empire, has two female faces looking in opposite directions, their...
  • Gold Cup Find Led To (Anglo-Saxon) Graves Discovery

    03/21/2008 10:59:33 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 821+ views
    Kent Online ^ | 3-21-2008 | Nick Evans
    Gold cup find led to graves discovery by Nick Evans AN important archaeological find by Broadstairs man Cliff Bradshaw prompted further excavations which uncovered centuries- old Anglo-Saxon graves. These later finds, thought to be the graves of women from the fifth and sixth centuries, were the subject of an inquest held last week by coroner Rebecca Cobb to decide if the finds should be declared treasure. She heard the excavations followed the discovery in 2001 by Cliff Bradshaw of what has since become known as the Ringlemere Cup, which was later declared a national treasure and is on show in...