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2010-11-02 00:00:38

Socratic News is entirely user generated, sort of an academic version of Digg. To help kick off the website we are offering $1000 to the individual who submits the #1 ranked article for the year as of December 31st, 2010. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) November 1, 2010 Socratic News is entirely user generated, sort of an academic version of Digg. To help kick off the website we are offering $1000 to the individual who submits the #1 ranked article for the year as of December 31st, 2010. Our...

2010-09-02 11:30:34

Roberto Carlos' free kick goal against France in 1997's Tournoi de France is thought by many to have been the most skilful free kick goal - from 35m with a powerful curling banana trajectory - ever scored; but by others to have been an incredible fluke. Taken in 1997, a year before the French won the World Cup, Brazilian Carlos's goal held France to a frustrating draw but, now, a group of French physicists "“ perhaps with a nostalgic eye to a happier time for French football "“...

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2010-06-24 13:45:00

In the split second before foot meets ball, a soccer player's body betrays whether a penalty kick will go left or right, according to recent research in cognitive science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The findings could explain how some top goalkeepers are able to head off a penalty kick, diving in the correct direction in advance of the kick. It could also point the way to changes in how players kick, and goalies react. The research, performed by Rensselaer doctoral student Gabriel J....

2009-12-12 08:00:00

MIAMI, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blue Gem Enterprise (OTC Bulletin Board: BGEM) is pleased to announce that high profile professional football player, wide receiver Terrell Owens has signed an exclusive endorsement deal for Title Sports Drink, a new all natural electrolyte replenishment drink manufactured by The Electric Beverage Company and distributed exclusively by Blue Gem Enterprise. The deal includes TV commercials, public appearances and product placement featuring the all...

2009-07-09 09:16:05

Kick analysis comparing male and female athletes may help treat and prevent injuriesAs soccer continues to grow in popularity, injuries to soccer players are likely to increase as well. Certain injuries fall into gender-based patterns and new research at Hospital for Special Surgery suggests some underlying causes that could help lead to better treatment, or even prevention for present and future soccer stars.Data presented at this year's American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine...

2009-03-09 16:26:01

U.S. beverage giant Coca-Cola said it will try an unusual promotions ploy for its Vault soda, offering a free sample to customers who buy a rival brand. For customers who purchase a 20-ounce Mtn Dew, made by rival PepsiCo, Coca-Cola said it would give away a free 16-ounce, 20-ounce or 24-ounce Vault, which it bills as with 30 percent more kick than Dew and a bold citrus taste. Simply put, it's designed to drive Vault consideration and recruitment among Dew drinkers, said Scott Williamson, a...

2008-08-29 09:00:37

By HATTIE BROWN GARROW By Hattie Brown Garrow The Virginian-Pilot SUFFOLK Susan Bateman's karate students "looked forward to" an endurance technique requiring the pupils to go into a pushup position and take as many "taps" to the abdomen as they could stand. That's what Bateman told Circuit Court Judge Westbrook Parker on Thursday during her four-hour trial . The instructor, a third- degree black belt, was accused of kicking an 11-year-old more than 200 times during a Nov. 7...

2006-02-03 02:06:57

By Erik Pedersen LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - J.D. Fortune sat down and looked out at the standing crowd. "We're in the middle of our world tour," he said amid cheers, "and it's a trip." It's hard to fathom the trip he's been on: from homeless wannabe to filling houses with a multiplatinum rock band. But, as seen on TV, the 32-year-old singer earned his frontman gig, winning the role last year on CBS' star search "Rock Star: INXS." Tellingly, there was no mention of that...

2005-11-29 17:09:07

By Jonathan Stemper NEW YORK (Reuters) - It took eight years after the suicide of lead singer Michael Hutchence for rock band INXS to find a replacement and return to the recording studio. On Tuesday, they released their first studio album since the singer's death, confident they made the right choice to find his replacement through an unusual process: a TV reality show. The new album "Switch" was recorded after the 32-year-old J.D. Fortune in September beat out 14 rivals on the...


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