Today's Feature: Joe
Q: Where in the World is Joe?
A: Joe is in Italy.
According to Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL, what we've seen to date on the Web, content-wise, is the equivalent of ultimate frisbee.
During a keynote session on Monday (Sept. 21) at the Mixx Conference in New York, Armstrong predicted that over the next decade the Internet will enter a new phase during which the quality of content online will reach the medium's potential. In making that prediction, he alluded to an old highlight from the early days of ESPN when longtime anchor Chris Berman delivered the score in an obscure championship game from an ultimate frisbee event. Of course, since that time, ESPN has become one of the most powerful brands in the world and regularly showcases the top sporting events.
The Web should follow a similar path, believes Armstrong. During his keynote address, he argued that over the past two decades growth on the Internet has been driven by technology that provides users access, followed by the rise of platforms that make navigating the Web easier - i.e. 'the pipes'. Starting in 2010, the Web will see growth coming from "really what is going to come through the pipes," he said. "Content always trails distribution," he added. "When we think about the Internet...we feel like we are in Chris Berman mode." ...
WASHINGTON - A group of volunteers went on a wild goose chase Thursday on the National Mall, going after the dropping the geese left behind. When duty calls, professional pooper scoopers are ready for anything.
On the National Mall - the mess is monumental. "You see ducks and you don't think about it until all of a sudden you've stepped in a mess," said visitor Fran Olsen.
Runners and joggers say they even avoid certain areas of the reflecting pool because geese and ducks have taken over. "I'm not too big a fan of goose poop," said personal trainer Steve Pazan. Mark Rubin claims to be number one at handling number two. "We're all volunteers here today and we're all happy to do it." ...
Kanye West was asked to leave Radio City Music Hall not long after he crashed the MTV Video Music Awards stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for Best Female Video.
The rapper rushed onto the stage and immediately protested Swift's win, saying Beyoncé instead deserved the honor. "I'm sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time," 'Ye proclaimed after he pulled the microphone out of the country star's hands. B looked stunned as she sat by in the audience.
He later apologized quoting David with his patented “I am SOOOOOOooooooooo Sorry!”, for his stunt, explaining he had a "little sippy sippy" before the production.
Prior to Sunday night's show, West was captured by photographers on the red carpet swigging from a bottle of Hennessy.
HAMPTON, Ga. – The first reaction when the NASCAR community heard that Carl Edwards had broken his foot was surprise. And concern. Then the circumstances kicked in.
Edwards spends his time outside his No. 99 Ford on crutches. Inside it, he insists he’s, well, not exactly fine, but capable of
competing in tonight’s Pep Boys Auto 500.
Now, of course, everyone is a comedian. Other drivers yell, “Hey, Carl, how about a game of Frisbee?”
One of Edwards’ teammates, Greg Biffle, said, “I was talking to Matt (Kenseth) or Jamie (McMurray) and I said, ‘At least he could say he was playing rugby or football or scaling a mountain or something,’ but playing Frisbee?’ It’s fun to joke about, I guess.”
No one doubts Edwards. Who would make up a story about the injury occurring while throwing a Frisbee with friends? Almost anything – being bucked off a horse, a pickup game of basketball or a hunting accident – would play better than a game of Frisbee. Yes, Edwards is sheepish.
“I’ve had a lot of people ask me if I want to go play Frisbee,” he says. “I don’t want to go play Frisbee right now.
“Frisbee is not four letters, but it’s an ‘F’ word, for sure.”
The outside may be metal, but until last year, SIGG bottles contained plastic liners with small amounts of BPA, a chemical some studies suggest may have adverse effects on human health.
If you're filling up a SIGG product at home, here's how to make sure it's your safest bet. On the outside, the two bottles look pretty much the same, but on the inside, the colors are different. Last year's models with trace amounts of BPA are copper in color; this year's EcoCare liner is putty-colored.
If you have a SIGG bottle that's more than a year old and you don't want to spend money for a replacement bottle, SIGG is offering to swap your old one for a new one through the end of October.
Several years ago, David Nieman set out to study racers at the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile test of human stamina held annually in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. The race directors had asked Nieman, a well-regarded physiologist and director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the N.C. Research Campus, to look at the stresses that the race places on the bodies of participants. Nieman and the race authorities had anticipated that the rigorous distance and altitude would affect runners’ immune systems and muscles, and they did. But one of Nieman’s other findings surprised everyone.
After looking at racers’ blood work, he determined that some of the ultramarathoners were supplying their own physiological stress, in tablet form. Those runners who’d popped over-the-counter ibuprofen pills before and during the race displayed significantly more inflammation and other markers of high immune system response afterward than the runners who hadn’t taken anti-inflammatories. The ibuprofen (Vitamin-I) users also showed signs of mild kidney impairment and, both before and after the race, of low-level endotoxemia, a condition in which bacteria leak from the colon into the bloodstream...
One of the most common reasons cited by the triathletes in Brazil was “pain prevention.” Similarly, when the Western States runners were polled, most told the researchers that “they thought ibuprofen would get them through the pain and discomfort of the race,” Nieman says, “and would prevent soreness afterward.” But the latest research into the physiological effects of ibuprofen and other NSAIDs suggests that the drugs in fact, have the opposite effect. In a number of studies conducted both in the field and in human performance laboratories in recent years, NSAIDs did not lessen people’s perception of pain during activity or decrease muscle soreness later...
When, then, are ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory painkillers justified? “When you have inflammation and pain from an acute injury,” Warden says. “In that situation, NSAIDs are very effective.” But to take them “before every workout or match is a mistake.”