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Larry Laverty: the story of an actor

If you look at the early lives of the Hollywood actors we hear about all the time, you’ll notice a pattern. Most of them started living their lives differently from the rest of us from a young age. Larry Laverty is a perfect example. Born in Berkeley, California and raised in nearby Oakland, Laverty was…

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Precious Dede – The best goalkeeper in Africa

This beautiful 30-year-old queen of the Nigerian Delta and captain of the Nigerian senior women’s national team is perhaps the best goalkeeper in Africa, as evidenced by the African Women’s Championship that just concluded in South Africa, from October 31 to November 14, 2010. What are the distinctive qualities that set the teams apart from…

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2009-10 NHL Predictions

Once again, most forecasters copy the results of the last few years. The regular season results in changes down the stretch and into the playoffs as the more physical teams take over. Last year I predicted the end of the Sharks season and the rise of the Flames. This will be the new season. EAST:…

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Is sugar as addictive as cocaine?

One day over dinner someone asked me a very interesting question: Why do people crave things like donuts and candy and not life-giving, cancer-fighting foods like spinach and broccoli? I simply said that it is an amazing question and that I have asked myself many times. In fact, I also went on to say that…

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Review of the book Soccernomics by Simon Kuper

Soccer is called “the beautiful game” due to its simplicity and popularity; Unlike ice hockey or baseball, it can be played on a patch of dirt with nothing but a pile of rags. However, football, like any other human activity, is more reflective of the people who play than a mere scorecard or trophy. Simon…

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Does age matter in business? you are the judge

Speaking from experience, I know that age can be very important in business, but its impact on success can be a double-edged sword. Whether we’re talking about the age of the business, the age of the owners or directors, the age of the products or services, or the age of the target market, the following…

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Ness Notes (March 15)

Monmouth is making its fourth NCAA appearance this year and has lost its previous three first-round games by 23, 43 and 33 points. However, Monmouth appeared in last night’s inning game and beat Hampton, 71-49. It marked NEC’s first win in an NCAA tournament since 1983. The Hawks, seeded 16th, now move on to face…

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Vocal abuse: causes, characteristics and cure

Vocal abuse is the misuse of the voice that can cause (or has already caused) permanent damage to the vocal cords. Teachers, coaches, trainers, public speakers, and politicians are the most likely candidates for vocal abuse. However, anyone who uses their voice a lot during the day can experience the symptoms: chronic sore throat, hoarseness,…

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2006–07 Cleveland Cavaliers forward

The Cavaliers’ main story in the 2006/07 season, as it has been for the past three and likely will be for the foreseeable future, is LeBron James. LeBron is by far one of the best young players the league has seen in a long time, and his performance last season was as impressive as that…