This trio of two girls and this seemingly old man manage to pull off dance moves so synchronized, that it doesn't even look natural!
Imagine your life turning absolutely upside down but you manage to pull through the obstacles like a champ. That was a good win.
Kroeger and Hall Capture First Place Titles in 28th Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals
SAN DIEGO, December 9, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Kathy Kroeger of Franklin, Tenn., and Chad Hall of Big Bear Lake, Calif., won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) National Finals at Morley Field in Balboa Park in San Diego, Calif., today.
The girls' race began with a large group of 20 runners holding close through the first mile. Four-time FLCCC National Finals qualifier Marie Lawrence of Reno, Nev., made a move after the first mile and the rest of the field gave chase. The lead group became more defined through the second mile when Kroeger and Aurora Scott of Chesapeake, Va., set the pace. Kroeger opened up a lead with half a mile remaining and increased her distance from the pack to about 30 meters, finishing in 17:29 to become the South Region's first female national champion since Erin Keogh in 1986. Scott, who pressured Kroeger through the second half of the race, finished second with a time of 17:36, while Emily Sisson of Omaha, Neb., finished third in 17:56. Scott (South) and Sisson (Midwest) are both 2006 FLCCC Regional Champions.
In the boys' race, the excitement was intense as it came down to the final seconds between Hall, a senior at Big Bear High School and Steve Murdock of Clifton Park, N.Y. The race opened up with the entire field staying together and several of the top finishers vying for the lead. Northeast Regional Champion Craig Forys of Howell, N.J., took an early lead on the hill just after the first mile, but the pack quickly reconvened on the downhill. Staying together through the halfway point, Murdock attempted a move by breaking away two meters from the pack, but again, the group came back together and continued to battle for the win. In an exciting finish, Hall and Murdock were neck-and-neck through the last 400 meters, until Hall managed to pull away in the final stretch to claim victory in 15:20. Forys pushed it through the final 30 meters to pass Murdock for the second place finish in a time of 15:24. Murdock finished third, just one second behind Forys, with a time of 15:25.
The runners competed in ideal race conditions under sunny skies on a dry course. The temperature was in the mid-sixties for the girls' race, and slightly warmer for the boys' race.
The Foot Locker Cross Country Championships is comprised of four regional 5K races, which took place across the country in the Midwest (Kenosha, Wis.), Northeast (Bronx, N.Y.) and South (Charlotte, N.C.) on Nov. 25, and the West (Walnut, Calif.) on Dec. 2, culminating in the National Finals here today.
It's a tough job, but only a chosen few, like Buford, can manage to pull this off. Check it out!
While suffering the wettest summer in 150 years here in Ireland, I have managed to pull some beautiful imagery from the bountiful supply of fulminating clouds.
Got a call from Khairul, his sister heard a loud bang and a puppy was whining in pain. The driver did not even walk out from the car. This is the problem with our society, I wonder will he stop if he hit a human. Ok, if you watch the video, we did manage to get him to the vet. He was hiding under a van when we arrived, after a while, we managed to pull him out and drove him to vet. Fortunately he did not injured severely, just a bit of crack along his front leg bone and the doc said he will healed eventually. At the moment he has given him some pain-killer to make him comfy and the puppy will be staying there for 2 days so that we have the time to find him owner. I have already design the poster ( A4 size ) and will be sticking on every trees and lamp post tomorrow and will flood the neighborhood mail boxes. By the way, this puppy was found behind Khairul's place.
PS : The limping injured doggie is still at the vet and according to the doc, he will operate him this weekend and hopefully he will success the surgery. Will keep everyone posted once it's done.
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University of Minnesota Professor John Logie talks about how the Clinton campaign has interjected race into the election and how Hillary Clinton's "concession" speech shows just how close this race really is.
This is a second part of John Logie's analysis.
As has often been the case in this campaign, Barack Obama delivered a speech that was exemplary in terms of political rhetoric. The takeaway phrase in this was "the choice in this election is not between regions or religions or genders. It's not about rich vs. poor, young vs. old and it is not about black vs. white. It is about the past vs. the future". Barack Obama clearly thinks that's a winning message. This was the central point in a speech that was highly visible. And it's an argument that might well change the dynamics of the upcoming contest on what we're now stupidly calling "Super Duper Tuesday".
It will be interesting to see how the mainstream media covers Obama victory and in particular Obama's powerful speech. Or whether the next news cycle is dominated by someone who has a habit of dominating news cycles and that's Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton managed to pull the focus away from his wife's campaign yet again with his comparison of Barack Obama to Jesse Jackson.
The clear import of Clinton's comparison is to suggest that Black candidates do well in South Carolina and thus, Barack Obama then impending victory could be discounted because "hey, South Carolina voters tend to like Black candidates."
With that I think we can close any further debate as to whether the Clinton campaign is actively injecting race as an issue into the 2008 Democratic primary season. They are doing it. Bill Clinton is doing it. Whether he is the designated attack dog for the Clinton campaign or just a loose cannon, this is unfortunate. It's especially unfortunate given the sharp contrast between Clinton's role in this campaign and the role of his predecessors have tended to take in previous campaigns. Admittedly he's in a difficult situation, being both a former President and Presidents have tended to maintain a kind of respectful silence as campaigns have unfolded. He's also a political spouse and there are certain obligations. But, I think you could draw a sharp contrast between the role he's taken and the role either Elizabeth Edwards or Michelle Obama has taken. Both of whom have tended to be much more supportive of the merits of their spouses rather than attacking opponents.
There was a subtle but clear indication about just how close this race is by the way the Clinton camp conceded -- and I'm using the word conceded loosely. They finished in a distant second place and the Clinton camp elected not to have Hillary Clinton speak in the form of a traditional concession speech, but delivered a short written message to the press. That message said among other things "on to Florida."
Because Florida and Michigan jumped the gun and held primaries before February 5th, their delegates don't count. And there was an agreement among most Democrats not to campaign there. Now as we saw in Michigan, Hillary Clinton's name ended up on the ballot despite that agreement. And that dynamic is playing out again in Florida. So essentially Hillary Clinton is running uncontested in those states. And she wants votes to count. If the core message coming out of her "concession" to Barack Obama in the South Carolina primary is "now we're moving on to Florida", that's an indication of just how close this race has gotten.
So that's how things look from a kitchen table in south Minneapolis. For The Uptake, this is John Logie
This is a pilot we made a few years back for a music show called 22 Below.
Problems with the producers meant that it never saw the light of day and wasn't completed but here's what we managed to pull from it.
A new Kingdom Hearts AMV from us at X². M.K. was learning how to use the "whip-effect" as you can see during the battle between Roxas and Sora. The computers almost couldn't handle it, but we managed to pull off making it with a few editing tricks.
Clips: Kingdom Hearts
Season 7 Premiere Trailer
The CW's Official Description:
CLARK FACES BIZARRO, HIS TOUGHEST ENEMY YET AND SUPERGIRL COMES TO SMALLVILLE — Clark (Tom Welling) confronts Bizarro, the last wraith from the Phantom Zone, and the ensuing fight causes the dam to break and a torrent of water rushes towards the land. Lex (Michael Rosenbaum), having just been arrested for Lana's (Kristin Kreuk) murder, is submerged under water in a patrol car, but is saved by a mysterious young woman. Lois (Erica Durance) manages to pull Chloe (Allison Mack) to safety but her cousin is pronounced dead at the hospital.
The same woman who saved Lex reappears at the Kent farm and is revealed to be Kara Kent (Laura Vandervoort) AKA Supergirl, Clark's cousin from Krypton. Aaron Ashmore and John Glover also star. Michael Rohl directed the premiere written by Brian Peterson & Kelly Souders.
© 2007 The CW Television Network, Warner Bros. and DC Comics.
The Canadians needed to win the remaining three games in Moscow to win the series They won the sixth game by a tight three to two score and managed to pull out a win in game seven with a late goal by Paul Henderson
Sanjay Dutt was truly the first ever spoilt brat of Bollywood. The actor was caught in controversies years back, but has managed to pull back his image to a good boy Munnabhai.