Beijing Olympics 2008

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A Pedal-Powered Monowheel For When a Unicycle Is Somehow Too Cool

SApparently during the closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics a bunch of performers were riding glowing monowheels around the stadium. If you missed it, that's ok, because no one cares about the closing ceremonies—and anyways, now you can now ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 3 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Huzzah for foreign experts. After all, they're better than our own | Marina Hyde | Comment is free

‘It takes a certain type of self-doubt to insist that we don’t just want a guy like that, we want that guy. That exact one.' Illustration: Phil Disley Covering the Beijing Olympics[1] for the Guardian, the hotel that was my home in the Chinese capital ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 5 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Champlain Students Hike on the Great Wall of China

@ChamplainColleg group travels to Beijing as part of third-year global perspective core class, taught by @freevtyakkerBy Kayla Hedman ’14 / Champlain College NewsBURLINGTON, Vt. – While many college students were heading home for the Thanksgiving holiday, ... [Published PitchEngine - 9 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Huzzah for foreign experts. After all, they're better than our own | Marina Hyde

Covering the Beijing Olympics for the Guardian, the hotel that was my home in the Chinese capital was called – in an irony impossible to ignore – The Foreign Experts Building. Whether that name had lost something in translation would be for the bilingual ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 11 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Presenter confirms overseas study

Dong Qing, broadcast presenter with China Central Television, says she will leave for a year to study in the US.Dong Qing, a broadcast presenter with China Central Television, has denied rumors that she is resigning from the broadcaster and confirmed ... [Published CHINAdaily - 13 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

APEC fuels renewed interest in English

Beijing appears ready to fuel a fresh wave of interest in English-language learning in the run-up to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting this fall."Compared with many international metropolises, the popularization of English is not as strong ... [Published CHINAdaily - 13 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Restrictions on Gaza runner Nader al-Masri hold all of us back

Nader al-Masri is a marathon runner and one of the Gaza Strip’s top athletes. He has been running for 14 years and competed in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.Last Friday, he should have been running the second Palestinian marathon held in Bethlehem. But ... [Published Jewish Chronicle - 14 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Fokorani targets top three Two Oceans

HARARE - Zimbabwean long distance athlete Mike Fokoroni says he will be satisfied with a top three finish at the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon set for Cape Town tomorrow.Fokoroni is one of a number of Zimbabwean athletes taking part at the annual ultra-marathon ... [Published Daily News Zimbabwe - 19 hours ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Diversity

Susie Rodgers is a Paralympic Swimmer with Team England.Susie learned to swim in Egypt when she was young but didn't begin competing until she was inspired by the Team GB swimmers at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She went on to win three Bronze medals at ... [Published BBC - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Doping ban reversed for Olympic champion Lee

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Badminton World Federation has reversed a one-year ban handed to Olympic gold medalist Lee Yon-dae for failing to comply with doping requirements.Lee and fellow South Korean player Kim Ki-jung are eligible to resume competition ... [Published Middletown Press - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Tokyo governor to visit Beijing

Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe will visit Beijing next week for talks with the mayor of the Chinese capital.Masuzoe announced on Tuesday that he would visit Beijing from April 24th through the 26th at the invitation of Mayor Wang Anshun.Masuzoe will convey ... [Published NHK - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Beijing gears up for APEC summit

A comprehensive pollution-control plan similar to that applied during the 2008 Beijing Olympics will be implemented to improve Beijing's environmental quality for the 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting to be held in the city's Huairou ... [Published Beijing International - Apr 14 2014]

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"Stone was talking about the system here, and not Chinese filmmakers," said Gady Epstein, a Beijing-based correspondent for the Economist. "There are definitely interesting movies being made in China, and they are the ones the censors are not approving for cinematic release."
...The Olympics is a vast – and vastly exposing – event, and there is nothing like looking down at the words "Foreign Experts" and thinking: "Christ, what if I get sent to the dressage tomorrow and have to type like I have an iota of a clue of what is going on? Is that a paso doble? Or has it got something in its hoof?" Had I been less than 180 hours of Linguaphone off being able to order a taxi, I would have requested transfer to The Foreign Frauds Building without...
"I've never seen so much growth in my training in such a short amount of time" Hall said, speaking to members of the media here today
"The overseas experiences opened my eyes and rekindled my passion for the TV industry" Li told Beijing News recently

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A Pedal-Powered Monowheel For When a Unicycle I... [Published DailyMe.Com - 3 hours ago]
Huzzah for foreign experts. After all, they're ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 5 hours ago]
A Pedal-Powered Monowheel For When a Unicycle I... [Published Gizmodo - 5 hours ago]
Champlain Students Hike on the Great Wall of China [Published PitchEngine - 9 hours ago]
Oliver Stone And The Great Wall Of Chinese Film... [Published International Business Times - 11 hours ago]
Huzzah for foreign experts. After all, they're ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 11 hours ago]
Hall hopes for successful return [Published Flow Track - 11 hours ago]
Fortino and Price visit Hosptal for Sick Childr... [Published Examiner.com - 12 hours ago]
Presenter confirms overseas study [Published CHINAdaily - 13 hours ago]
APEC fuels renewed interest in English [Published CHINAdaily - 13 hours ago]
Restrictions on Gaza runner Nader al-Masri hold... [Published Jewish Chronicle - 14 hours ago]
Horse Show course designer inducted to Hall of ... [Published Adirondack Daily Enterprise - 15 hours ago]
3 Qs: Economist makes the case for new quasi-ex... [Published PhysOrg.com - 15 hours ago]
Fokorani targets top three Two Oceans [Published Daily News Zimbabwe - 19 hours ago]
[INFOQUEST] Have a new look in this summer with... [Published RYT9 - 21 hours ago]
Quartz Daily Brief—European edition—Ukraine ten... [Published Quartz - Apr 18 2014]
Marksmen aim for top prizes at Asian Games [Published VietnamPlus - Apr 18 2014]
A Himalayan tragedy [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Apr 17 2014]
She's first Chinese paraplegic to give birth [Published Asiaone - Apr 17 2014]
3 Questions: Michael Greenstone on the experime... [Published MIT News feed - Apr 17 2014]
Diversity [Published BBC - Apr 17 2014]
Spewing raw sewage into the ocean is bad: toxic... [Published Quartz - Apr 17 2014]
Kara Goucher partners with Nuun [Published Flow Track - Apr 17 2014]
Deer Jet To Open More FBOs in China [Published Aviation International News - Apr 17 2014]
Inside Look At Electric Taxis Hitting China In ... [Published Clean Technica - Apr 17 2014]
The Chinese Dream inspires our global dream [Published Ecns.cn - Apr 17 2014]
Is Rajnath’s ‘corruption free BJP, NDA’ a hoax? [Published Kashmir Times - Apr 16 2014]
China's matchmaker [Published Taranaki Daily News - Apr 16 2014]
NY Times profile of Gazan long distance runner ... [Published Mondoweiss - Apr 16 2014]
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3 Questions: Michael Greenstone on the experime... [Published MIT News feed - Apr 17 2014]
How can scholars get traction on environmental problems, particularly those relating to pollution? In an essay appearing in this week’s issue of the journal Science, MIT economist Michael Greenstone, along with co-authors Francesca Dominici and Cass ...
NY Times profile of Gazan long distance runner ... [Published Mondoweiss - Apr 16 2014]
I was saddened to learn recently, that Nader al-Masri, the Gazan long distance runner, who represented Palestine in the 2008 Beijing Olympics by running in the 5000 kilometer race, had been denied entry into the West Bank. Mr. Masri had requested a ...
Travel Ban Prevents Palestinian Olympian from C... [Published Impunity Watch - Apr 14 2014]
By Kathryn Maureen Ryan Impunity Watch Reporter, Middle East GAZA CITY, Palestine – The politics of the Israeli-Palestinian crises has prevented an athlete who has represented his country at more than 40 international contents, including the 2008 ...
Conservative who defeated Rob Anders says Jason... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Apr 13 2014]
CALGARY – The man who defeated controversial Calgary MP Rob Anders for the nomination in Signal Hill took aim at one of the most powerful members of Stephen Harper’s cabinet late Saturday night. Moments after the results showed he’d won by a comfortable ...
Land seizures– near Bethlehem, Hebron, Jenin an... [Published Mondoweiss - Apr 12 2014]
Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing Israel to confiscate vast area of Bethlehem village land BETHLEHEM (Ma‘an) 10 Apr – Israeli authorities on Thursday morning announced a decision to confiscate about 1,000 dunams (250 acres) ...
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