Archive for August 18th, 2016

Ballet Class On A Basketball Court In A Rio Favela

Thursday, August 18th, 2016:

DANCE Posted: August 18, 20164:00 pm “On a hilltop overlooking the sprawling Complexo de Alemão favela, girls fill an old basketball court in Rio de Janeiro. Wearing pink leotards, pink tights and pink shoes, they stand with their hands on their hips as they learn proper passé technique. The girls practice ballet on a basketball court because in their favela, considered one of the most dangerous in the city, there is no other place for them to go.” Read the full article from the Source… Read More →

Who would Obama rather run against: Mitt or Newt?

Thursday, August 18th, 2016:

By Gregg EasterbrookThe opinions expressed are his own. Conventional wisdom says the Republican presidential nomination will go to Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich. This could change – don’t be surprised if it changes more than once. But suppose conventional wisdom proves correct. If you were Barack Obama, which would you rather run against? A follower of polls might say, “Of course Obama wants to run against Gingrich.” An Obama-Gingrich race could end with a walkover for the incumbent, as happened in LBJ-Goldwater of 1964 and Nixon-McGovern of 1972. Gingrich, some thinking goes, has a borderline personality. His past is full […] Read More →

Seattle Cider Company set to celebrate 3 years of remarkable growth

Thursday, August 18th, 2016:

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. When they started the business, they were the first cider producer in Seattle since Prohibition. They were the only company producing cider in Seattle, which is hard to imagine given the cider craze that has swept the Northwest and the nation in recent years. In three short years, Seattle Cider Company has grown into one of the nation’s most successful cider producers and now distributes its product to 12 states. (Pictured above, the guys who started it all: Eric Willard, Joel Vandenbrink, Brent Miles.) On August 27th Seattle Cider Company celebrates its […] Read More →

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