I mounted a seven-foot-high wooden platform inside Ray's Indoor Mountain Bike Park in Cleveland, Ohio, trying desperately to channel the daredevil spirit of Evel Knievel so that I wouldn't embarrass myself in front of my jumping instructor, a 16-year-old girl named Lindsey Prososki. Once again, the situation I had gotten myself into was -- in a word -- terrifying.Read More »from Mountain biking indoors? Try Cleveland, Ohio
As an Olympic gold medalist, the idea of computer screens and joysticks replacing jump ropes and balls in Physical Education classes seems quite foreign. But the new gym class brings Active Gaming and technology to the forefront. Today kids are spending upwards of 40 hours a week in front of a computer, video or television screen, so Active Gaming advocates say why not bring them a game that doesn't just entertain them but also exercises their bodies?Read More »from The new PE class: Active gaming
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Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
- Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage increases
A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Alliqua Inc. rose 17.1 percent to $7.89. China XD Plastics rose 15.9 percent to $6.77. ANI Pharma rose 14.7 percent to $24.79. ...
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- Pistorius did himself no favours in the dock: lawyers
Oscar Pistorius did himself more harm than good when he took the witness stand, say South African lawyers. Throughout five gruelling days on the witness stand, the Paralympic gold medallist contradicted himself, a nail in the coffin for his defence, said lawyers watching the case. Initially, Pistorius had said he believed he was under attack by an intruder when he fired four shots at the toilet door. Pistorius has also suggested he was not thinking rationally when he fired his 9mm pistol at a toilet door begind which was his girlfriend, 29-year-old model and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp.
- Obama looks to salvage Asia 'pivot' as allies fret about China
By Matt Spetalnick and Manuel Mogato WASHINGTON/MANILA (Reuters) - When a Philippine government ship evaded a Chinese blockade in disputed waters of the South China Sea last month, a U.S. Navy plane swooped in to witness the dramatic encounter. The flyover was a vivid illustration of the expanding significance of one of Asia's most strategic regions and underscored a message that senior U.S. officials say President Barack Obama will make in Asia next week: The "pivot" of U.S. military and diplomatic assets toward the Asia-Pacific region is real. Washington's Asian allies, however, appear unconvinced. During Obama's four-nation tour of Asia that begins on April 23, his toughest challenge will be to reassure skeptical leaders that the United States intends to be more than just a casual observer and instead is genuinely committed to countering an increasingly assertive China in the region.
- Ukraine, US to alternately cajole, threaten Russia
- FATHER OF FOUR IS SELFISH TO PUT HIS HEALTH AT RISK
DEAR ABBY: I am a 34-year-old wife and mother of four. I'm concerned about my husband. He is 44 and drinks at home every evening after work. I don't mind him having a few cans of beer, but he drinks between six and 12 a day. He refuses to see a doctor for checkups or when he is sick. I am worried about his health. The drinking could have an impact, and I would like him to have a physical exam to put my mind at ease. I tell my husband I want him to take care of himself to live longer for our children's sake (our youngest is 4). ...