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  • Collin Jarvis Runs Sub-2:30 in One of the Fastest Marathons Ever With an Ostomy

    11/14/2019 6:21:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Runner's World ^ | November 12, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    Around mile 10 of the Edmonton Marathon in August, Collin Jarvis was faced with a choice. One of the runners in the top pack pulled ahead at a pace that would lead to a sub-2:30 finish. Jarvis knew that he could either continue at a conservative effort with the group or risk hitting the dreaded wall while following the leader to a potential breakthrough. Just as he had done many times before in his life, Jarvis took the risk: He hung on to finish the race third overall, in a massive personal best of 2:27:30. Shaving 22 minutes off a...
  • Taylor Swift's former label blasts her Scooter Braun 'bullying' claims, says she knew about sale

    07/01/2019 5:56:33 AM PDT · by nickedknack · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 1, 2019 | Jessica Sager
    Taylor Swift lashed out at her Big Machine founder Scott Borchetta for selling the label, including the masters of her first six albums, to Kanye West's former manager Scooter Braun, who she accused of "manipulative bullying." Late Sunday, Borchetta fired back at the "Mean" singer's claims.
  • One woman, 223 oysters: New record set at Wintzell’s

    04/30/2019 4:34:20 PM PDT · by boycott · 57 replies ^ | 4-30-2019 | Lawrence Specker
    “I never thought I’d say this, but that’s a lot of oysters,” Kristen Amy McElhaney said Tuesday, about two-thirds of the way to setting a new women’s record at Wintzell’s Oyster House in Mobile. Since she was a little girl, McElhaney had wanted to be on the board of recordholders at Wintzell's. And now, at 33, she'd decided to go for it and raise some funds for the Distinguished Young Women scholarship competition. She'd been a participant in 2002, and an oyster-eating challenge has long been a part of the AJM/DYW experience. But McElhaney wasn't playing at the amateur level...
  • Texas high school sprinter blows past competition with incredible 100-meter dash

    04/30/2019 11:28:39 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 30 April 2019 | Ryan Gaydos
    A Texas high school sprinter set an incredible mark at a 100-meter event Saturday. Matthew Boling, of Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston, set a 9.98 mark at the Region III-6A track and field event. The 18-year-old posted a video of his sprint on Twitter and said “New PR and 100m high school record all conditions, 9.98.” Other social media users immediately dubbed him “White Lightning.” Boling’s mark was the fastest time by an American under 20 years old, according to Yahoo Australia. However, the mark wouldn’t be considered a national record because he received a 4.2 mph tailwind. Boling...
  • Government shutdown breaks record,with no end in sight

    01/12/2019 4:19:09 PM PST · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/12/2019 | David Brunnstrom, David Morgan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A partial U.S. government shutdown over President Donald Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border entered its 22nd day on Saturday, making it the longest shuttering of federal agencies in U.S. history, with no end in sight. Trump, holed up in the White House with Congress adjourned for the weekend, warned of a much lengthier impasse and blamed the Democrats. “We will be out for a long time unless the Democrats come back from their ‘vacations’ and get back to work,” he tweeted.
  • Bridge beams made in West Valley City—more than 200 feet long

    12/26/2018 11:05:50 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | December 12, 2018 | Lee Davidson
    Most newer concrete beams that hold up Utah highway bridges are around 145 feet long. But the Utah Department of Transportation is about to place six that are 40 percent longer — 203 feet — to help widen Interstate 15 in Lehi. They are longer than the iconic Cinderella’s castle in Walt Disney World (189 feet) is high, or the leaning tower of Pisa (185 feet). They also will be the third-longest single-component beams in the United States, slightly shorter than two in Orlando, Fla., and Seattle, said Lee Wegner, with Forterra Structural Precast, the West Valley City company that...
  • Rosenstein's Fate Could Turn on Which Account Trump Believes

    09/23/2018 8:09:14 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 36 replies ^ | September 23, 2018 | Unknown
    The fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could turn on whether President Donald Trump believes the account of an ex-FBI official who, as Trump once asserted in a tweet, had "LIED! LIED! LIED!" Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump, though one person who was present at the time said Rosenstein was just being sarcastic, and reportedly suggested removing the commander in chief from office. Rosenstein issued a swift denial to both claims. The revelation that the second-ranking Justice Department official had even broached those ideas has created even more uncertainty for him at a time when Trump has railed against...
  • Danny Thompson breaks wheel-driven land speed record at 448.757 mph (Bonneville Speed Week)

    08/25/2018 4:52:56 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 35 replies
    Auto Week ^ | 08/13/2018 | staff
    Danny Thompson, son of the late, great Mickey Thompson, fulfilled a lifelong dream when he shattered the piston-powered, wheel-driven land speed record at Bonneville with a blistering two-way average run of 448.757 mph Sunday. “We did it!” Thompson wrote on the team’s website. “On Sunday morning, eight years of hard work culminated in a 450.909-mph return run. Averaged with yesterday's speed of 446.605 mph, we achieved a new two-way AA/FS record of 448.757 mph, enough to make us the world's fastest piston-powered car.” Like all things that happen at 450 mph, it didn’t come easily. “It got a little squirrely,”...
  • 155,965,000 Employed in June: 11th Record-Setter Under Trump

    08/03/2018 11:13:25 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | 08/03/18 | Susan Jones
    Following last month’s strong employment report, the numbers released on Friday were even better in some respects. The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics says a record 155,965,000 people were employed in July, the 11th record-breaker since President Trump took office 19 months ago. "Our economy is soaring. Our jobs are booming. Factories are pouring back into our country, they coming from all over the world. We are defending our workers," President Trump told a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Thursday. BLS said the economy added 157,000 jobs in July (compared with a revised 248,000 in June). The unemployment rate...
  • Turkish opp. leader fined record sum for defamation of Erdogan, family (Opposition = CHP "Kemalist")

    07/18/2018 6:20:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    NRT TV ^ | 7-18-18 | (NRT/Reuters)
    SULAIMANI — Turkey’s main opposition leader was fined on Wednesday (July 18) for defaming President Tayyip Erdogan and his family over claims about international money transfers, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.Erdogan has dismissed the allegations by Republican People’s Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu, saying in November last year that his family “haven’t sent a dime abroad”.Officials at the presidency could not immediately be reached for comment.The president, who was re-elected three weeks ago and assumed sweeping new executive powers, had vowed to take Kilicdaroglu to court, saying he would “pay the price”.Kilicdaroglu has since been ordered to pay Erdogan...
  • Record number of Americans quitting their jobs to seek better opportunities: report

    07/10/2018 11:25:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    A record number of Americans are quitting their jobs to seek better opportunities, according to Labor Department data first reported by Bloomberg. The rate of U.S. employees quitting their jobs reached its highest rate in 17 years, rising from 2.3 percent in April to 2.4 percent in May, when 3.56 million Americans left their jobs. Rising “quit rates” are considered positive because they often indicate employees are leaving their current positions for jobs with higher wages and better benefits. The Labor Department data show there were fewer job openings in May than there were in April, but considering April’s number...
  • Billings (finally) breaks the snowfall record (106.1 inches)

    04/24/2018 5:36:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | 4/23/18 | Larry Mayer
    Billings-area residents trudged through the slush Monday, but the storm brought some "good" news: The long winter of suffering has not been in vain. Shortly after 10 a.m., the National Weather Service in Billings announced that a scant 0.1 inches of snow had fallen — not enough to accumulate much on the ground or streets, but enough to break the single-season snowfall record. The measuring station at Billings Logan International Airport recorded 2.6 inches by 1 p.m., bringing the yearly total to 106.1 inches.
  • Sherpa to climb Mount Everest for a record 22nd time

    04/01/2018 10:05:00 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 19 replies
    AFP NEWS AGENCY ^ | 4/1/2018 | staff
    A Nepali Sherpa is hoping to summit Mount Everest for a record-breaking 22nd time next month, during the busy climbing season that each year sees hundreds of climbers reach the top of the world. But to Kami Rita Sherpa, who has worked as a guide on Everest for over two decades, climbing to 8,848 metres is a job, not a record-shattering feat. "I did not start climbing to set a world record. But in the course of my work in the guiding industry, this is going to be my 22nd ascent. It wasn't for any competition," Kami Rita told the...
  • Dow Rises 150 Points To Record High On Strong Earnings

    01/24/2018 8:00:51 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/24/17 | Fred Imbert
    The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all hit record highs. Abbott Laboratories, United Technologies, Baker Hughes and NBCUniversal-parent Comcast all reported earnings and revenue that beat analyst expectations. Of the S&P 500 companies that had reported as of Tuesday morning, 77 percent have beaten earnings estimates, while 80 percent have topped revenue expectations, according to FactSet. Stocks traded higher on Wednesday on the back of stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings results. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 150 points at the open, hitting a record high. The S&P 500 also reached an all-time high, climbing 0.3 percent. The Nasdaq composite also 0.1...
  • the Trump DJIA, and Its Incredible Bull Run

    01/04/2018 4:26:41 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 28 replies
    My Own Thoughts, with multiple links | 01/04/2018 | DoughtyOne for Free Republic
    Most folks here support President Trump and what he is trying to do for the nation, what impact he is having on the nation. We hear good news, and we instinctively know it's good news.  At the same time I think we fail to focus on the magnitude of change at times. This is one of those times.  This good news cannot be overlooked.  Lets look at some numbers.  They are very impressive. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed above 25,000 points today, at 25,075.13.  LINK  It's a first.  In the 120 years of the DJIA, this is the highest...
  • International Falls, Minnesota Drops To Record Low -36F

    12/27/2017 5:24:04 PM PST · by blam · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-27-2017
    International Falls, Minnesota woke up to a temperature of -36F at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning breaking the previous record low for Dec. 27 of -32F set in 1924, according to the National Weather Service office in Duluth. That -36 is the actual temperature, not a wind chill! According to state records, the -36 morning in International Falls is only about halfway to the state record low temperature of -60 in Tower, Minnesota on Feb. 2, 1996. The all-time record low for International Falls is -55F, set in January 1909. Wednesday morning, low temperatures in the Twin Cities metro ranged from...
  • Nolte: 7 Amazing Facts About Trump’s Economy Media Don’t Want You to Know

    12/19/2017 9:46:46 AM PST · by davikkm · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    Now that we are a full year into President Trump’s increasingly consequential first term, it is long past time to give him complete ownership of the American economy. If it seems odd to do so after only a year, that is due to former President Barack Obama, who never stopped blaming his predecessor for a recovery that never arrived because Obama could not stop sabotaging it with his anti-growth policies and anti-free market rhetoric. Even lying conspiracy theorists in the media and Democrat Party backed by a special prosecutor, even the gale force wind of hate and lies, have not...
  • Police reports show multiple women accused...Imran Awan of battery, abuse, wiretapping, blackmail

    09/22/2017 8:45:38 AM PDT · by wtd · 5 replies
    Herman Cain ^ | September 21, 2017 | Robert Laurie
    Police reports show multiple women accused jailed IT staffer, Imran Awan, of battery, abuse, wiretapping, blackmail...Captivated me in house for a long time We're learning more about Debbie Wasserman Schultz's favorite IT staffer, Imran Awan, and none of what we're hearing is good. You'll recall that Wasserman Schultz refused to fire Awan, even though she knew he was at the center of a a criminal investigation by the FBI and U.S. Capitol Police. According to the former DNC Chairwoman, he needed protection because he was the target of a racist, bigoted, right-wing witch-hunt. Finally, after he was arrested while...
  • S&P 500 Hits Record High On Stronger-Than-Expected Earnings

    07/25/2017 7:57:44 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/25/17
    Caterpillar and McDonald's posted bottom line results that topped estimates, sending its shares higher. This is the busiest week of the earnings season, with approximately 180 S&P 500 components scheduled to report. Wall Street also set its sights on the Federal Reserve, as the central bank kicked off a two-day monetary policy meeting The S&P 500 hit a record high shortly after the open, with financials and energy rising more than 1 percent to lead advancers. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 77 points, with Caterpillar and McDonald's contributing the most gains. The Nasdaq composite lagged, trading 0.1 percent lower...
  • DOWS SETS NEW RECORD as President Trump Announces US Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

    06/01/2017 3:01:50 PM PDT · by davikkm · 32 replies
    The White House audience today broke out in applause when President Trump announced the United States was withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord. What a wonderful day for the American worker! The Dow Jones Industrial closed at a record high on the news today.