Saturday, May 31, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/31/08

SHELBY - Get your walking shoes out and limber up as it's nearing time for the third annual StepOne Challenge. Registration for the community-wide walking event will run until April 18. The challenge kicks off on April 26 and will end June 6, six weeks later.

A former Great Britain captain and Wigan great will take on a new challenge in aid of the Rugby League Benevolent Fund. (08/04/2008 10:00:00)

Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Tatenda Taibu is relishing the challenge of the IPL ahead of joining up with the Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday.

Weight has been lost, habits have been changed, and the second annual Pound Plunge challenge has come to an end. When the event began in January, participants were charged with the task of dropping 14,000 pounds in 12 weeks.

Students at Cassia Alternative High School have taken a challenge to heart issued by the family of the first student killed during the shooting tragedy at Columbine High School in April, 1999.

NSW Education Minister John Della Bosca says he can "absolutely guarantee" he will not launch a leadership challenge against Premier Morris Iemma. Leadership speculation has surrounded Mr Della Bosca since last week, when he declined to rule out a move to the lower house.

ELYRIA: Ohio's execution method has been characterized as unfit for even household pets by an anesthesiologist testifying in a case challenging the constitutionality of the state's lethal injection process for putting prisoners to death.

SAINT JOHN, NB - Provincial Energy Minister Jack Keir has a new challenge. He is now the minister responsible for implementing the government's "Benefits Blueprint" initiative.

TOKYO, April 7 Kyodo - Development-related ministers of the Group of Eight nations warned Sunday that soaring food prices pose a serious challenge for Africa and other impoverished countries and vowed to tackle together new threats including climate change.

Over the years the length of Augusta National has been adjusted to challenge the invitees to The Masters. Equipment, technique and physical conditioning all have changed the complexion of golf.

Sweden's long-standing practice of levying higher taxes on wine than beer withstood a legal challenge by the European Union on Tuesday.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/30/08

When did you first pick up a baseball glove? I probably started when I was 3 or 4, throwing the ball around with my dad in the backyard. I started organized when I was 5. They got me in there early. What's your favorite part about being a shortstop? It's a challenging position, and I like to have that challenge.

Global Security Challenge (GSC), the largest international security innovation competition, is open for entries, offering security start-ups worldwide the opportunity to showcase their inventions and compete for over $500,000 in cash-grants.

The U.S. Supreme Court is still reviewing Earl Wesley Berry’s death penalty challenge.

A judge hears a challenge to a by-law which imposes a 10mph speed limit on a lake.

Mohamed Al Fayed was today meeting his lawyers to discuss whether to challenge the verdict of the inquest into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Mohamed Fayed is considering whether to challenge the verdicts of the inquests into the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and his son Dodi Fayed, after insisting once again that they were “murdered”.

A group that mounted an abortive lawsuit last year to undo a Fairfax County tax district that helps fund the Dulles Rail project expects to start another legal challenge, the group's leader said Monday.

April 7 (Bloomberg) -- Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said his challenge was meeting China's energy demand in the framework of long-term supply. Rudd, who is on the last leg of a 17-day global tour, made the comments today at the London School of Economics

Four Democrats have been slated by their party to challenge veteran Republicans on the Lake County Board.

MASON CITY — The Mason City Jaycees have issued a challenge to area service clubs and non-profit organizations to donate to the Vision Mason City campaign.

Memphis' offense is predicated on the ability of its guards to take defenders off the dribble, and the Tigers have two of the best in Derrick Rose and Chris Douglas-Roberts. The combo poses a challenge for Kansas, writes Dana O'Neil.

TARBORO – A local Democratic political activist – in what he called a continuing personal saga – filed a residency challenge Friday with the Edgecombe County Board of Elections against the Rev. Roosevelt Higgs.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/29/08

A federal judge has turned aside a challenge from New York restaurants and upheld the city's rules requiring calories to be posted on some menus.

FCA PLUS is holding "Teen Challenge Night" at Crookston High School Saturday night. The schedule for the evening is as follows:

Scheduling Ryan a challenge for Jays

A challenge to the most common form of lethal injection used in executions in the United States was rejected by the Supreme Court yesterday.

HELENA, Mont. - Montana's Attorney General says a U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming lethal injection won't prevent a state legal challenge on similar grounds from going forward in the case of Ronald Smith, the Red Deer, Alta., man sentenced for the 1982 deaths of two Montana men.

Active Life: Outdoor Challenge (Wii) Roll out the mat and get ready to run in this collection of Wii challenges.

LEHIGH - Low rumbling grunts rose from the field, shouts of "you got it, you got it" carried on the wind. Straining and striving to complete each obstacle, 25 three-man teams of corrections and law enforcement officers from across the state competed Wednesday in the annual Correctional Emergency Response Team Challenge at Brushy Creek Recreational Area. While the situation for a police entry team may be a bit different than those faced by prison teams, being among others with a similar purpose still provides insight, said Jeff Wheeler, an officer with the Fort Dodge Police Department and a member of the combined Fort Dodge/Webster County entry team. “You can see some new ways to train, get some new ideas,” he said. “And anytime you challenge yourself like this you grow.”

Iran is likely to be the top challenge for the United States over the next five years, the top US military officer said Tuesday, adding that a way should be found to open a dialogue with Tehran.

The Next Big Challenge: Managing the Virtualized Data Center - SYS-CON Media - Apr 16 1:11 PM - With mounting pressure to decrease data center costs while staying on top of IT infrastructure, enterprises were pitted with the challenge to optimize their data centers. To meet this challenge, many embraced virtualization. While this provided answers to IT managers' challenges, mapping out a methodical approach with complete analysis and evaluation of all opportunities was critical.

HINDI and Urdu speaking comedians are invited to take part in the Bahrain auditions of popular Indian TV game show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge that will take place next month.

The challenge for Benedict XVI is to balance the universal Roman Catholic Church and local conditions.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/28/08

Adult advisor Doug Clark of Troop 332 in Mount Vernon was supervising the Isotope Challenge. Scouts were to pretend that a bucket was filled with radioactive isotopes and they had to pick it up and move it on top of a pedestal with the use of ropes. They couldn't touch the bucket or enter a ringed off area. They had to pull all their equipment out after placing the bucket.

Scout troops from Coshocton, Muskingum, Knox and Tuscarawas counties were broken up into patrols that went from station to station to do various activities. Wickherham said there were about 90 scouts and 35 adult supervisors present. Ages of the scouts ranged from 11 to 17, with the older teens serving as patrol leaders. There were 12 different patrols made up of 16 different troops. "I tell the younger kids not to focus on challenging each other, but to have fun and not nag each other," said Senior Patrol Leader Landon Arnold of Troop 438 from Coshocton. "I try to show them what needs to be done and can be done."

Address the needs of children with educational, emotional, and behavioral challenges through referral to professionals and organizations that provide advocacy, education, assessment, and resources. To create a collaboration between families and school districts. To increase public awareness and influence I.D.E.A. Statutory Revisions.

The Supreme Court by a 7-2 vote Wednesday rejected a challenge to the lethal injection method of executions. The decision in a Kentucky case is likely to end the nationwide moratorium on the death penalty that began last fall when the justices agreed to take up the claim.

The High Court hearing of a Johannesburg businessman's challenge to the planned disbanding of the Scorpions has been pushed back to May 20, his attorney said on Thursday.

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An 82-year-old lawyer who became the first opposition parliamentarian in Singapore 27 years ago has signaled his intention to again challenge the city-state's leaders by forming a new party.

Georgian Court University received a $350,000 challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation to defray the construction costs for its wellness center complex, which will house two bachelor's degree programs starting in the fall.

It's been 10 years since Johnny Miller started the Champions Challenge at the Thanksgiving Point Golf Club.

Beginning today, the U.S. Navy Leadership Challenge invites New England high school students to use their creativity to produce a short film about their Hometown Hero. The Challenge is sponsored by the U.S. Navy, in partnership with the Wright Museum of World War II History (Wolfeboro, NH), Big Y Foods (Springfield, MA), Market Basket (Tewksbury, MA), the Manchester City Library (Manchester, ...

Champaign, Ill. - Matchups for the 10th Annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge have been determined. Illinois will host Clemson on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at the Assembly Hall, taking on the Tigers for the first time in the history of the Challenge.
The Mobile Games Innovation Challenge from Nokia Mobile Publishing invites developers to submit mobile gaming concepts to help drive mobile gaming to the next level, relying on the advanced features and functionalities of N-Gage compatible devices, and Java- or Symbian-based Series 40 or S60 devices from Nokia.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/27/08

Population growth will outpace food productionRegarding the April 18 article, "How to ease squeeze on food access": With clear evidence before us, I find it unsettling that an article on food scarcity has only a single passing reference to population – one that implies that continuing population growth is something we have to cater to rather than challenge.

Traffic gridlock is emerging as a challenge to auto sales in China, with many potential buyers saying lack of space on the country's roads is a major factor in whether or not they will buy a car.

CALGARY -- The first legal challenge of Alberta's southern water limits is surfacing in a courtroom this week as a new report warns Alberta's water scarcity is a wake-up call to the rest of Canada.

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory is issuing an eco-friendly challenge to the city. The mayor wants more Cincinnati residents to recycle – and he's willing to pay for it.

A U.S.-based think tank has awarded a $500,000 prize to the leader of a student protest movement that has posed a potent challenge to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

PALO ALTO, Calif.----Demonstrating that the kids of today care very much about the shape of our planet tomorrow, recently launched , the safer, online destination for kids 6-12 years old, announced that nearly 2,000 votes were cast during its first-ever Earth Day Challenge.

Each year, AmeriCorps engages thousands of Americans in full or part-time service to help communities address their toughest challenges. Learn more about AmeriCorps in California, including how to become an AmeriCorps member!, a new online tool to match individuals with volunteer opportunities in their communities, eases these challenges. You can literally spend about 5 minutes on and find multiple and varied volunteer opportunities for you and/or your family with nonprofits right in your community. utilizes technology to include nonprofits from around the state, some of which might not otherwise be able to publicize their volunteer opportunities. is able to connect the state's nonprofits with Californians who are ready and willing to help.

Gavin Rundell of Troop 328 was running back and forth between all the different stations to make sure that activities were running smoothly since he was a member of the host troop. "I've learned that planning an event is really complicated. You have to work out all the little details," he said. Yet it was a challenge that the scouts seemed up to and their leaders wanted them to have that valuable experience. "They're doing at a young age something that people in their forties, fifties and sixties might be doing for the first time and getting that experience already," said Wickerham about planning such a major event.

Activities Director for the Arrowhead District, John Snyder, was overseeing the Fire Challenge. Scouts had to build a fire and then extinguish it by using water balloons. The water source was not close by, so they had to work out a strategy. "It's been very entertaining," said Snyder. "There's been a bit of success and quite a bit of education."

Another batch of scouts from Troop 438 were having a hard time with the challenge, but they refused to give up. "I've learned a lot about leadership," said patrol leader Corey Johnson. "It's a hard thing, especially leading the younger kids in the group."

Monday, May 26, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/26/08

SOUTH BEND — Students at Washington High School tried to bring home the message of safe driving Wednesday. Students Against Destructive Driving (S.A.D.D) hosted a "Quick Click Challenge."

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A bill that would let teachers challenge evolution with "scientific information" has passed in the Florida Senate. The Florida Senate passed a measure today that would prevent school districts and principals from penalizing teachers who challenge evolution.

A SC order declares that data on asset declaration by SC and HC judges cannot be furnished under the RTI Act. Satya Prakash reports. Prime minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that corruption in government and judiciary was as big a challenge as the huge backlog of pending cases.
In this week’s Sports Challenge Allison Jansa challenges John Tarrant to a two mile run.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Chairman Anil Kakodkar on Tuesday said India was faced with the serious challenge of enhancing uranium production. This challenge would have to be met with correct policy prescriptions and ...

April 24 (Bloomberg) -- Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc , HSBC Holdings Plc and six other U.K. banks lost the first part of a lawsuit brought by an antitrust regulator challenging lenders' policy of charging customers who exceed overdraft limits.

Last weekend's SATO 48 film challenge participants turned in 39 5-minute films, which will be screened at the Moxie Cinema, Saturday and Sunday in five sessions. Screenings will start at 11 a.m., noon, and 1, 2, and 3 p.m. each day. Tickets for each screening are $5 each. Call the Moxie, 408 W. Walnut St., at 429-0800..

David Crane is a man who isn't afraid of a challenge. When he took the helm at NRG Energy in the winter of 2003, the company was mired in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings -- just one of many companies caught in the meltdown of the U.S. power generation industry, instigated by the scandalous collapse of Texan power giant Enron in 2001.

FRUITLAND — As a teacher for 21 years, head baseball coach for 20 and sports and recreation fan, Ted Pettet, Weiser, said he is ready to incorporate all his accumulated knowledge in his next challenge — Payette County Recreation District director.

INDIANAPOLIS - Tamika Catchings and Alison Bales, members of the WNBA's Indiana Fever, are set to take the court with U.S. Sen. Barack Obama in the upcoming "3-on-3 Challenge for Change" basketball game.

Britain's Court of Appeal has rejected a bid by four men convicted of failed suicide bombings to challenge their convictions.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/25/08

Daredevils have another challenge apart from managing the unruly Delhi crowd - to be fair to them, they were better behaved than ever before - and that to ensure a sizeable crowd for May 8 match against Chennai Super Kings.

Austria's OMV may challenge Hungarian oil co. MOL's AGM resolutions

Rangers manager Walter Smith believes the next four weeks represent the biggest challenge of his 17 year career.

TALLAHASSEE (AP) -- Public school teachers could challenge evolution with "scientific information" under a bill that passed Wednesday in the Florida Senate, but opponents said it would allow the teaching of religious theories.

RUNNERS can sign up to the challenge of racing an historic tram.

Allyn Potts' goal in the first half boosts the Rams in a meeting of teams unbeaten in Bay Rivers District soccer. Lafayette's girls soccer team faced its toughest challenge so far this season, and ended up one goal better in a Bay Rivers District gem.

Monroeville resident Steve O'Donnell held off two rivals on Tuesday and garnered the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy for the 18th Congressional District seat in November.

A May 19 trial date was set yesterday in New Braunfels to hear State Rep. Nathan Macias’ challenge of results of the March 4 Republican primary in which he lost by 17 votes.

Next month’s Nurburgring 24 hour endurance challenge is shaping up to be one of the most exciting events on this year’s racing calendar with three new important models confirmed for the race.

Actress Thurman faces a grand challenge in her new motion picture.

The Youth Curfew in the City of Rochester now faces another challenge. The New York Civil Liberties Union filed papers Wednesday supporting a father and son's lawsuit challenging the curfew. In February 2007, a lower court upheld the curfew. The case is now in a State Appellate Court.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/24/08

If you are 7 to 14 years old and love to cook, Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets have a challenge for you.

Lisburn man Jonny Stevenson is facing the challenge of his life as he competes in the final of BBC MasterChef.

Lawyers for the City of Mulvane are claiming the Sumner County Commissioners don't have the authority to challenge their annexation.
It’s a major challenge now for North Hollywood to keep the balance between tremendous growth and the character of single-family neighborhoods.

In two days of talks with Indian leaders, Gates spend more time discussing New Delhi’s security challenges with Beijing than with its traditional regional rival Pakistan.

No one can see into the future. It’s possible there still may be challenges in her body changes. It could be more empowering.

The challenges have arrived. Meeting the challenge, isn't a challenge as attached are the next batch for Challenges In The News.

It is a challenge to be prepared for emergencies in our world of man-made and natural phenomena. The Emergency Preparedness BSA program is planned to inspire the desire and foster the skills to meet this challenge in our youth and adult members so that they can participate effectively in this crucial service to their families, communities, and nation.

In addition to the millions of youth and adults who are active members of the Boy Scouts of America, millions of former members were trained in Scouting skills that prepare them for meeting emergencies. They are a built-in source of help to meet the challenge of readiness for any emergency situation. As Scouting units across the country begin planning an emphasis on emergency preparedness, this foundation of former members can be a resource for support—a trained group to help assure a response that will benefit the homes and communities of our nation.

Leo – (July 23-Aug 22) – 042508 – Real happiness doesn’t require any outside stimulus. Only situations that challenge you on many levels will draw happiness up from your inner well.

Five men who had their assets frozen by the government over their alleged involvement in terrorism won a legal challenge against the move Thursday.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/23/08

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has decided not to run for the U.S. presidency, he said in the New York Times, ending long-running speculation that he could launch a challenge as an independent candidate.

Members of the Gateway varsity ice hockey team will take on the Mighty Penguins sled hockey team on sleds in a special challenge contest Sunday at Center Ice Arena in Delmont.

The Challenge is an exciting global adventure which mixes 4x4 driving with adventure sports and tactical thinking. Applicants should be strong athletes, able to work well in a team and have the stamina to see themselves through both a National and International Selection process.

Obama's challenge to others on campaign financing is now a test for him. A year ago, Senator Barack Obama said that if he won his party’s nomination he would limit himself to public financing in the general election, but that challenge to others is now a test for him.

There are Republican officials in Massachusetts and at the national level who have welcomed former Navy pilot Jim Ogonowski's decision to challenge four-term Democratic Sen.

A South Miami business executive will challenge U.S. Rep. Illeana Ros-Lehtinen, who has served since 1989, for her seat in Congress.

Former Dallas Cowboys star Ron Springs is one of 11 plaintiffs named in lawsuit filed today in the U.S. District Court for Texas' eastern district, which aims to challenge Texas' cap on medical malpractice awards.

The BBC's business team in India looks at the key challenges for the Indian government ahead of the presentation of its budget.

Providing employees with adequate skills training tops the list of staffing concerns for technology executives today, a new survey shows. More than a quarter of chief information officers polled said providing adequate professional development and skills training for their information technology professionals is their greatest staffing challenge.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard airs his frustration over the side's failure to challenge for the Premier League title.

Two Britons who were cleared of crimes have launched a landmark human rights challenge to have their DNA samples destroyed. The case being heard by Human Rights judges on Wednesday comes just days after the convictions of two killers in the UK thanks to chance DNA matches.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/22/08

Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- NTT DoCoMo Inc., Japan's largest wireless operator, will offer free calls among family members to challenge similar discounts by KDDI Corp. and Softbank Corp.

The Canadian government repeated on Tuesday it expects economic risks remain tilted to the downside, and said the stronger Canadian dollar would remain a challenge to exporters amid a weakening U.S. economy and ongoing global financial turmoil.

Galway International Rally to host first ever Challenge event outside of UK.

Some owners challenge the findings on a federal investigation into the Toyota Tacoma's accelerator system.

A La Monte man will once again challenge Stanley Cox to represent Missouri’s 118th District in Jefferson City. Jerry Beck, 68, on Tuesday filed his intent to run as a Democratic contender the Republican incumbent.

The Readybot Robot Challenge today released a preview video of their kitchen-cleaning robot prototype.

NEW YORK Chicago Tribune Washington Bureau Chief Michael Tackett welcomed new Tribune Company Chief Sam Zell's challenge to reorganize the D.C. bureau and said his staff is "locked, loaded and ready to change."

Before Wally Herger begins his 23rd year representing California’s Second Congressional District, he could face a tougher-than-usual challenge in this year of “change.”

Japan's women powered into the semi-finals of the world team table tennis championships Thursday and immediately issued a challenge to all-conquering China.

Norwin had a quick recovery from its loss to Moon Area in the WPIAL semifinals because the Knights had to prepare for another challenge as they enter the PIAA Quad A playoffs.

Norway's police intelligence agency said violence by Islamic extremists will challenge Norwegian security in coming years, partly because of the Nordic nation's participation in peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/21/08

Local chef Jason Gibson is putting his talent to the test this weekend as he tackles the challenge of creating a sit-down dinner for 100 based on the trendy 100-mile diet. In Ontario. In late winter.

When Gov. Charlie Crist kicked off a statewide fitness challenge Wednesday at Bellamy Elementary School, 800 students clapped and cheered.

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) The pre-Budget Economic Survey has warned of the US slowdown having an effect on the Indian economy and maintained that sustaining growth of nine per cent will be a challenge along with keeping a lid on inflation.

The whole idea of challenge games has grown on me. I wasn’t so sure about the premise at first, but I’m sold.

In case Dartmouth wasn't a big enough challenge last week (a 7-0 loss), the Massachusetts tennis team gets another shot today at the No. 75 team in the country when it travels to Boston College.

The fit-again goalkeeper Ben Foster has revealed his short and long-term goals – to make a reserve team comeback with Manchester United and eventually challenge to be the England No 1.

Tottenham players have returned to training after winning the Carling Cup and head coach Juande Ramos has warned there will be plenty more hard work before they can challenge the "Big Four".

Hawke's Bay councils are set to mount a ratepayer-funded legal challenge against Health Minister David Cunliffe's decision to sack the region's district health board (DHB).

Lawyers for the City of Mulvane are claiming the Sumner County Commissioners don't have the authority to challenge their annexation.

Radio personality Susan F. Benjamin is seizing the challenge: she's reformatting her show "The Greater Voice" to focus on books, books, books - and the authors and ideas behind them. And she's inviting book clubs, book bloggers, and bookstore owners to join her.

Barr Laboratories, a subsidiary of Barr Pharmaceuticals has initiated a challenge of the patents listed by GlaxoSmithKline in connection with its Avodart soft gelatin capsules, 0.5mg.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/20/08

Another challenge has been filed in the Republican race for Tippecanoe County Council. Chief Deputy Clerk Christa Coffey filed a challenge against Dick Nagel at Nagel's request.

A federal judge has agreed to hear a challenge that claims Jefferson County's school desegregation plan illegally uses race to assign students.

China lifted the women's crown at the world team table tennis championships here Saturday, seeing off a strong challenge from Singapore to win the final 3-1.

As strange as it might sound, the Rochester girls basketball team needed this type of game. After four relatively easy playoff games, the Falcons needed a wake-up call, a challenge that would truly gauge where they are. Birmingham Marian did just that.

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Sustainable IT Provision: Meeting the Challenge of Corporate, Social, and Environmental Responsibility to their offering.

Carl Chalupa of Toronto, Ontario, Canada is the Latest Contest Corner Challenge Winner at, Winning Contest Corner Challenge #40: Trick or Treat. [ - November 07, 2007]

Mix together three great horsemen, three unbroken horses, and two hours in a round pen and you've got yourself a true “Trainer's Challenge”.

Challenge: Find me some red shoes! Hiya I have a special party coming up, and I want to look fab!

HUNTINGTON -- One of West Virginia's greatest challenges is preparing its work force to compete in the world economy, Gov. Joe Manchin told supporters of area Boy Scouts on Thursday, and scouting is an important part of that effort.

When Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford announced in January that he wanted Collegeville to be a model of inner-city revitalization, he could hardly have picked a tougher challenge.

NEW DELHI, Feb 28 - Keeping India's economic growth at about 9 percent a year will be a challenge due to inflation and infrastructure constraints, and lifting it higher will be even harder, a finance ministry report said on Thursday.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/19/08

The American Revolution Center has won a crucial round of what could be a long legal battle, as the Lower Providence Township Zoning Hearing Board this week unanimously denied a challenge filed by opponents of the project.

Galway International Rally to host first ever Challenge event outside of UK.

New Delhi, Mar 1: Anju Bobby George will spearhead the Indian challenge in the South Asian Athletics Championships scheduled to be held in Cochin (Kerala) on March 7-8.

A court challenge to the nominating petition of Jason Petrella, a Democratic primary candidate for the state’s 47th Senatorial District seat, will reportedly be withdrawn.

Joe Rogers — only the fourth African American in the nation to be elected as a lieutenant governor — issued a challenge to his audience, even as he celebrated black history with them.

A Chicago alderman took a weeklong challenge to survive on food stamps to see firsthand how more than a million people in Illinois live from week to week.

La Crosse County Supervisor Tara Johnson may challenge state Sen. Dan Kapanke, R-La Crosse, in November.
The 2008 National President's Challenge is a six-week physical activity challenge designed to get Americans up and moving. Getting started is easy. Register today!

An NI student could be the next University Challenge champion when he captains his team in the final on Monday.

Gurkha soldiers are to "tab" their way through the Stafford Half Marathon. Members of 22 Signal Regiment, based at Beacon Barracks, Stafford, will be setting out on the daunting challenge on March 16.

The Braille Challenge first started in the year 2000. It was created to help motivate visually impaired students to improve their Braille skills.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/18/08

My mind goes back and forth on whether or not to enter myself in a wasabi eating contest, but I am finally up for the challenge and a hopefully a little ...

"We're not giving up hope on it, but we're very realistic that we have a real challenge."
The workforce challenges only grow greater for Mobile with Friday's announcement that Northrop Grumman Corp. and EADS will build military ...

Had the challenge been upheld, the center would have had to start over in its efforts to place a museum complex on property it owns inside Valley Forge ...

Still, he admitted that he "loved" writing, and that it provided a challenge for the book designer that his day-job didn't. He also admitted that he was ...

After four relatively easy playoff games, the Falcons needed a wake-up call, a challenge that would truly gauge where they are.
"I knew we had a big challenge ahead of us." The Mustangs met the challenge with defense, and consistent scoring and rebounding from sophomore forwards ...

A RACING car challenge has been launched by Ithmaar Group Yalla Bahrain! in support of the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix in April. The challenge is to build ...

Closing out a bizarre week for Tippecanoe County election officials, Republican Dick Nagel requested a challenge Friday of his own ...

Another station featured the challenge of getting a sled over a mountain crevasse where they boys had to as a team lash together a bridge that could support the weight of the scouts and their sled in the shortest amount of time.

Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign has raised the possibility of a challenge to Texas' primary and caucus rules just days before the contest, drawing a warning against legal action from the state's Democratic Party.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/17/08

A guy whose life is all about helping other people cope with their health challenges, particularly children, is on the receiving end right ...

... master the daunting challenge of enriching contaminant-free uranium gas in thousands of temperamental centrifuges spinning at extremely high speeds.

"If the judge finds the challenge is not valid we decided to submit our own 'deed-of-gift' challenge and the Royal Thames Yacht Club will become the ...

World 5000 metres silver medallist Vivian Cheruiyot will fight for a berth in the senior women’s race, but she will have to beat off a strong challenge from ...

7 3 Clinton Toopi - Reacted furiously to a challenge from rival centre Will Chambers and was forced off with a shoulder injury. ...

I took Peters up on his challenge and did some digging after he told Paul Henry on TVNZ's Close Up programme about his expectations for a professional ...

"We want to see the results in writing, and we reserve the right to challenge something if we don't believe it reflects something that was discussed on the ...

The annual economic survey released by the finance ministry warned that maintaining annual nine percent growth would be a challenge due to inflation ...

THE success of Kevin Rudd's first 100 days in office - and the greatest challenges to success in the next 1000 days - rest on three pillars: the need to ...

By Rachel Parry WARSOP student Lizzie Raspin gets in training with her pony Cosmic Doris as she prepares to take part in an exciting horse riding challenge ...

If a goblin challenges you to a game of rakachak, just say no. Trust me on this. Thanks for the great questions.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/16/08

Clinton mentions the Black women she has become friends with and who, she says, “have had so many challenges to prove themselves all the time.

I ask about the challenges of winning over her skeptics.

The two big challenges facing employers and human resource officers are reaching the Hispanic market and attracting Hispanics to the company. The first challenge is effectively reaching the Hispanic employee market.

Huckabee Challenge

Activism in the REIT world is challenging.

It’s not quite a race to the moon, but the green-laser challenge is attracting a growing global research community, including, as of November, the U.S. government.
One of Mr. Govan’s key challenges is changing the dynamic of LACMA’s board to make it more reflective of Los Angeles’s overall community; today, it still heavily depends on old money and social power.

He wants to be the guy that challenges Tiger Woods.

Stacey kept momentum going with a Walking Challenge at work. With pedometers reading 10000 miles after the challenge last fall, United Educators is on the ...

Eyman reacted with glee that I-960 had been upheld, but said the move to challenge I-960 foreshadows attempts to raise taxes in the future. ...

It is going to be tough but we are looking forward to the challenge.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/15/08

She keeps her head down- Clinton’s challenge was different: A decade-long national reputation preceded her, but she was loathed by many Republicans as the embodiment of liberalism and the face of socialized medicine because of her role in President Clinton’s ill-fated healthcare plan.

Sturcken praised Wal-Mart for its vision but added that the company needed to provide verifiable data to back up its claims, calling that transparency “a lingering challenge.”

“How do you determine what a fair market value is?” he asked. “This just sets up the situation for a lot of legal challenges.”

The questioning in Clemens’ hearing split largely among partisan lines, with Democrats skeptical of Clemens and Republicans challenging McName. The Justice Department had agents at the hearing and could investigate without a request from Congress.

“There is much spirituality out there among the unaffiliated. I find this to be an exciting challenge.”

Leery of making the election a referendum of the Diaz-Balart brothers desire to overthrow Castro’s government, their challengers are instead arguing that the brothers have spent too much time on failed Cuba policy, neglecting every other issue.

Rising rents, the growth of big-box chains and the triumph of as a major force have challenged the indies.

Real-estate slump forcing many to seek new careers. “Even though they needed money, they don’t want to start at the bottom, so it was a real challenge to keep their spirits up. They are looking at the jobs out there and saying, “I can’t live on this.”

An Uncertain Legacy. Alberto and Keiko Fujimori, the father-and-daughter, president and first-lady duo that once led Peru, face their greatest challenge in defending charges of human rights violations and rampant corruption against the now-jailed former president.

We believe the challenges of America can only be solved by closing the economic gaps between blacks and whites, rich and poor.”

The photos capture the power and pleasure of this cultural movement born of extraordinary creativity in challenging circumstances.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/14/08

Take the Challenge. Change the World. America’s Giving Challenge presented by PARADE. Giving can make you feel more helpful. Tell your friends and family about the challenge and encourage them to act.

Kid’s Group Homework Challenges Family Time

The biggest challenge, she says, has been figuring out what kind of employee thrives in a virtual work environment – and who can’t adjust.

Major Challenge

What can happen now and in the next 20 years – you’re going to seen an improvement in how golf goes about taking care of its challenges.

Yet he reckons that the biggest challenge “is complaceny – that we start to believe too much in ourselves.” If success hasn’t gone to his head, he does allow himself one small moment of satisfaction by recounting a story about an industry conference in Dubai in 2005. “That was a nice moment. It made me feel good.”

The most challenging piece of Wagoner’s plan was to build cars and trucks that could stand up to a Toyota, Honda or even a BMW. No auto company (as Ford and Chrysler are now learning) turns around in one year or even two, because new models must be designed and engineered four years before they reach market.

I see how he takes on the challenge of getting all these people to work for him.

Investor resistance likely. The most serious challenge to the plan is likely to come from investors, who are spread around the globe and could sue to protect the terms of the loans, which were pooled together and sold as bonds.

By many measures, fiscal 2007 was the most challenging of the 40 years that Toll Bros. has been in business.

“I am so overexposed, I make Paris Hilton look like a recluse,” Obama joked. The challenge was to show that he had substance too.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/13/08

McCain has edge over Democrats. He is rated higher for experience, fighting terrorism and Iraq. Obama has widened the gap over Clinton. As he emerges from a sometimes-bitter primary campaign, presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain poses a stiff challenge to either of his potential Democratic opponents in the general election, a new Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll has found.

This is the land of opportunity. Let’s help keep it that way. It’s no secret that our planet faces serious environmental challenges.

One of the biggest challenges is to make Montessori more accessible and affordable.”

Yahoo’s ad system is almost ready. Shares rise 5% on word that Project Panama, it’s best hope to challenge Google, will start Feb. 5.

Kid’s Fitness Challenge. All schools with at least 65 participants are eligible to receive a cash grant from the Fitness Challenge Foundation.

Search startup takes on Google. Powerset uses natural-language technology. The dozens of entrepreneurs gathered for an exclusive high-tech conference here Monday all hope to dazzle the crowd with their ingenuity. But one startup, Powerset, is pursuing a particularly challenging goal: It’s aiming to outshine the Internet’s brightest star with a new search engine build to outsmart Google. After nearly two years of hushed development, Powerset is finally providing a peek at a “natural language” technology that is supposed to make it easier to communicate with search engines.

When she first began her field-coordinating, she pursued mostly Republicans, challenging a Midwestern tradition of conservative voting handed down over generations.

If you are doing an anonymous blog, there’s an implicit challenge: Find me if you can.

O.C. Register lays off workers. The newspaper will also trim news space to reduce costs as its revenues decline. The layoffs come on the heels of a voluntary buyout at the paper last year and are another sign of the challenges facing newspapers with declining circulation and advertising revenue.

GE chief sees growth opportunities in 2008, with the U.S. economy growing at 1.5%, we’ll grow revenue by 15% because we’re in the right places with the right products at the right time. Many executives would find it hard to be cheery as they enter a new year marked by a woobly economy, uncertain political trends and new technologies, that pose profound challenges to old business models. Immelt discussed his company’s challenges and opportunities with USA Today at the seventh USA Today CEO Forum.

Challenge authority, if you dare

Monday, May 12, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/12/08

The challenge for Taft will be trying to make sure Sidney doesn’t single-handedly deliver the Lions a championship.

Microsoft Challenges VMware as Software Gains Popularity

Tata faces challenges as it seeks to become a player in the global auto industry, particularly in the luxury arena.

‘The Box’ contains lots of challenges

It was a big challenge. We could do as much as we could do. Of course, we’re going to be thinking about re-tinkering. We’ll find a way to get (audiences) back.”

“We want this to be a page turner. A nail-biter. We always try to challenge ourselves.

The challenge here is to keep an audience’s attention as the puzzle unfolds.

Decades later, Krzyzewski still game for challenges. “I think any great college coach wants to scratch that professional itch. I think it’s really re-energized him and given him a challenge.”

But for the musicians who live in the hotel, such promises are hard to believe. Indeed, they said every day presents a new challenge.

The challenge now will be integrating him back into a lineup that has played without him for two weeks.

But the findings showed whoever wins the nomination could face challenges in unifying the party. Older white women remain fiercely loyal to Clinton, while the contest has revealed a sharp race gap – with blacks overwhelmingly supporting the man who could become the country’s first African American president.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/11/08

Anderson Silva is the longest reigning champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He hasn’t lost in five UFC fights, and his most serious challenger in the middleweight division is Temecula’s Don Henderson, whom Silva fights tonight at UFC 82 in Columbus, Ohio.

“What have you accomplished within your arena? Have you challenged yourself?

These religious perspectives move millions and are essential as ancient faith traditions engage New World historical challenges. The teachings come first. And though many may not follow them, there is growing recognition that they invite more universal moral vision and values for an environmentalism thus far shaped primarily by science and law.

When asked what’s important, what comes forward here are values: Home, Family, Stewardship, Peace, Healing and Restoration. When this inquiry has been authentic and sustained, organizations report that it has revitalized mission, refreshed message and renewed long-term purpose, especially in a challenging political climate.

Nevada is the nation’s fastest-growing state what makes managing natural resources a challenge.

The challenge is in identifying how best to protect both the ecology and human populations at each place.

Even so, the biggest challenge is negotiating with the fishermen, says Young, now chairman of Friends of Nature. “We’d like them to give up fishing aggregations totally, but I don’t think that we’ll get that.”

Hikers will find a challenge to scale to Hoye Crest on Backbone Mountain, at 3,360 feet the highest point in the state, but the views will be well worth the journey.

In the mid-1990’s Beck and I did business with Outdoor Life magazine because of its new editor, Steve Byers. Periodically, and always briefly, the big hook-and-bullet magazines get religion and hire smart, tough editors who understand the real threats to fish and wildlife and dare to challenge readers to thought and action even if it means offering them facts they don’t want to know. “You don’t lose readers by pissing them off,” Byers used to tell me. “You lose readers by boring them.”

Clinton and Obama challenged each others position.

The Land Cruiser comes with standard four-wheel drive (which neither the Escalade nor the Navigator can say). During the week, I drove the Land Cruiser, I challenged it’s off-roading abilities as most Americans who load up their family of four do: Cruise to work, grocery shop, take a side trip to the dry cleaners.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/10/08

So, settle back and enjoy, get inspired or discover new resources for life’s challenges. Best wishes for a happy healthy month!

THE EMPTY NEST: 31 Parents tell the truth about relationships, love and freedom after the kids fly the coop. Navigating the lifestyle changes and adjusting to a relationship with you newly grown children is a challenge all parents will have to make. the day the last child leaves home is on that parents anticipate with equal measures of apprehension and excitement.

Your lease-breaking stands the best chance of surviving a challenge if you can argue that your owner’s response was ...

Leading the way in database engineering, the SQ L Server Team played a key role in establishing enterprise credibility and gaining an outstanding reputation for Microsoft. The database revolutionized the industry, introducing an “ease of use” mindset that challenged existing database strategies. Reducing time and cost of development, SQL Server provides the highest levels of security, availability and scalability to organizations today.

McCain criticized the Illinois senator for minimizing his exposure “to questions from the press and challenges from voters who ask more from their candidates than an empty promise of ‘Trust me, I know better.”

Kucinich faces stiff challenge for House

“My character comes from a hard family situation, and it was a big acting challenge,” said AnnaSophia. “But Charlize is just the best. She is really there for everyone on the set with such positive energy.”

This year I think (they’ve) written some of the most challenging stuff for me. It’s not like I withered away and died there ... But it is a long time to play one character. Part of me is ready to not play that character anymore. Part of me, I know, will miss it.

Ohio voters’ love is tough to win. Democrats must appeal to the state’s working-white men, a challenge for both candidates.

A challenging two-year stint. He thought Dorsey looked like a prison. The campus is surrounded by a tall fence, and just getting in and out was a challenge.

So did Ngolepus, who was at the Friday news conference and is expected to challenge for the top spot on Sunday: “I condemn (violence) and say that athletes did not sponsor it.”

Friday, May 09, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/09/08

Dance Review: No traditional ballet star, Dian Vishneva leaps into new challenges and triumphs.

But the United States is far from triumphant. In some places, new players have emerged to challenge its influence, including the oil-rich government of the firebrand Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.

I challenge the acting sheriff to show how hiring less-qualified, less-trained personnel, and personnel with questionable backgrounds, will make our custody inmates and communities safer.

Kim, now 49, faced a second challenge: restoring morale after the Vioxx recall.

Top Travel Trends for 2008: Here are tips on how business travelers can deal with crowded planes, rising costs and other challenges they’ll faces this year.

Finding answers to climate change is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century.

The real challenge will be inflation, not the near-term economic worries that the financial press is harping on.

The everyday takes on a new perspective. With Westin WORKOUT, you can keep your body in shape with a routine from fitness guru David Kirsch and your mind sharp with challenging brainteasers from Dr. Gary Small.

The Internet is a tidal wave. It changes the rules. It is an incredible opportunity as well as an incredible challenge.

He remains the favorite over challenger Jan Svejnar, an independent economist, for a new vote expected next week.

Friends, promoters and fight fans goaded him into a comback in 1910, to challenge the widely unpopular champion, the African American boxer Jack Johnson.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/08/08

Munro and Christie, who plays Fiona opposite Gordon Pinsent’s Grant, eventually came around, but that was hardly Polley’s only challenge. There was the matter of the story itself, filled with inner monologues. “That is specifically the huge challenge with this type of story.”

New courses offer challenges for Golfers. The original courses are gone, replaced by on of the prettiest courses in the desert, the Clive Clark-designed Celebrity; and one of the most challenging, the John Fought-designed Players. The challenging Players Course has severe undulations that swell and dip across its fairways.
The kept woman challenged the drabness of the room, splashed it with a grandeur it had never possesses, not even when new ... I was sure then that never again would I glimpse a creation as spectacular as the one my eyes, dry from staring, remained fixed on.
Six months later came a program that would challenge any top-flight company: a trio of Balanchine works.

Slowing growth coupled with sharply rising prices is particularly challenging for policymakers because the main tool used to stimulate the economy – cutting interest rates – tends to fuel inflation.

I had to learn English, and The Price is Right was my window into the language. They talked so fast, it was a challenge to keep up.

I loved the challenge; sometimes I felt like I was literally stretching my brain.

I was spending half my time giving advice. I then realized I should charge for it. People came to me with all kinds of health challenges, and I’d teach them how to make raw and vegan food.

You must continually challenge yourself. You stay young by putting yourself on the edge.

A defining test for Ballmer. Bid for Yahoo presents his biggest challenge in remaking Microsoft. If the proposed Yahoo takeover is completed, Microsoft is expected to make more radical changes as it blends the two companies into a more formidable challenger to Google Inc., the dominant player in the lucrative Internet search and advertising markets.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22) – 021508 – Since you love to be challenged almost as much as you love to win easily, you’re in a dliemma. Go for the risk. Sagittarius and Libra are lucky companions.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/07/08

Bernie Warner, California’s chief deputy secretary for juvenile justice, said the state faced a difficult challenge. Officials have identified thousands of changes that must be made, and although many are delayed, he said, the state was slowly moving forward.

In Texas, Obama has launched a new effort to introduce himself to Latino voters as someone who understands their challenges, thanks to his background of attending college on a scholarship and working with churches as a community organizer.

Skateboard maker still rolling along. The challenge of the business is: Are you adaptive enough? An I’m not going to take my lifetime of energy put into this thing and not be willing to adapt.

Claiming the write-off, however, is a challenge.

A three-year, $84-million renovation of the famed skeletons’ 1913 home in Exposition Park aims to change that, but the project is proving particularly challenging. The museum says that the original architects left behind only basic blueprints of the building, and in some cases, entire designs have bee lost.

L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge says he’s exploring legal challenges to the owner’s claims that a 1949 lawsuit by Hughes cleared the way for development.

In the 2000 campaign, McCain shyly challenged Bush in New Hampshire before and after the Texas governor won Iowa.

Benin, where Bush spent three hours, provides the examples of success that he is seeking to highlight: Under the Millennium Challenge Compact Program, the centerpiece of his efforts to reward anti-corruption efforts and provide development assistance linked to democracy.

Since the Blue Man character is silent, Banks said one of the biggest challenges he faces as a performer is not laughing during the show. He said another challenge is constantly working as a group of three and reacting to and playing off each other. Playing off the audience can have its moments too. Despite a few challenging aspects, Banks said being a Blue Man is a rewarding experience. There’s a sense that something beyond entertainment is happening here.

Still, he said he “looked at everything” and in some cases was able to put back words like “Bitch, Hell and Damn”. Replacing other profanities was the most technically challenging task.

They can be challenging, but they are also often works of startling beauty and intricacy, immensely rewarding in their own right.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/06/08

LAUSD facing challenge of English at home, class. And it’s at the heart of a growing urgency at Los Angeles Unified School District that after more than 15 years of quiet awareness, more now needs to be done to meet the challenges faced by students whose native language is English.

Animal keepers responsible for the big cats have had their own challenges ... keeping the zoo’s four lions and four tigers entertained and challenged, mentally and physically. Every day, they come up with a new game, a new routine, a new toy that might amuse the cats one day, bore them the next.

In the 15 years that he has headed Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, Roger Weaver has shepherded the Santa Monica campus from its origins as a funky, laid-back hippie school to its current status as one of the most respected and challenging prep schools in the nation.

Linquists say the question of why children born in the United States into families who haven’t spoken a foreign language for generations still struggle with standard English is at the heart of the challenge.
And we are challenged in developing an instructional program that is coherent and consistent throughout the district and includes the awareness of different needs of students.

We met a lot of challenges with the kind of unit that was available to us – there are canyon areas, mountainous areas, so we had a lot of sites that came back infeasible, and then there’s just nothing we can do.

Abortion foes challenge AIDS relief shift

The challenge is educating customers on the value of paying from $15.99 a pound for king salmon, on a recent day, up to $41.99 for fresh Chilean seabass.

His main challengers are a former union vice president, Becki Robinson, 60, and a current vice president, 56-year-old Linda Guthrie – who like Duffy, is fielding a slate of officers. Both challengers have high-level union leadership experience that predates Duffy’s.

The church was never meant to be contained within the four walls of the building. Faith was meant to be lived out in the streets, in the lives of real people facing real challenges.

I be you I spend as much or more outside of City Hall than I do inside. I really believe that the solutions to many of the challenges we face are actually rooted in communities.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/05/08

But after the ambitious competition-winning design by Rem Koolhaas was scrapped in 2004 as impractical and exorbitant, Mr. Piano finally accepted the challenge and his proposal was approved the following year.

“If I was living upstairs I wouldn’t like it myself.” But the loft residents ‘have chosen a very, very challenging place to live.

For Levy, the challenge will be to sustain his current momentun.

An illegal alien, in willful violation of federal immigration law, is without standing to challenge the constitutionality of a state law, when compliance with federal law would absolve the illegal alien’s constitutional dilemma.
When challenged during an interview about how her rather bleak view of America is at odds with her own life, she said she is not talking about herself.

“These missions are extremely challenging and a great deal of preparation and teamwork are required to get these vehicles ready to fly,” said William H. Gerstenmaier, NASA’s associate administrator for space operations.

Still bathing in the afterglow of their decisive victory at the polls, Pakistan’s rival opposition parties will embark in earnest today on forming a government, a challenge that may prove as difficult as winning a mandate in the first place.

“This opens the door” to a variety of worker lawsuits, including challenges to the fees that workers are charged to administer their savings plans, said Ed Ferrigno, vice president of the Profit Sharing/401(k) Council of America.

Mostly we used professional matchups, but personal entangelments were fair game too. Bacon even figured into a connection. Most interesting challengess: French newcomer Marion Cotillard and youngster Saoirse Ronan.

“There are some people in this building that think that if they can wait and wait, and push it to the end, that that will get us into bigger financial difficulties and challenges, that that will make us the raise taxes. But they’re making a big mistake. There will be no raising taxes.”

Dismissal of an ACLU challenge is a victory for the White House. The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a challenge to President Bush’s order authorizing the interception of some phone calls and emails within the United States, dealing another defeat to civil libertarisn who say the president violated the law. But Bush’s lawyers successfully invoked two legal doctrines making it difficult to challenge the government’s anti-terrorism policies. First, they said, challengers must show that they had their phone calls or e-mails intercepted. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in November rejected a legal challenge to NSA wiretapping from the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation.

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Sunday, May 04, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/04/08

The challenge of the 21st century is to meet the growing need for energy. “A growing world needs more energy, but at the same time we need to find new ways of managing carbon emissions to limit climate change. Continued investment in technology is one of the key ways we are able to address this challenge, and continue to secure a profitable and sustainable future.” – Jeroen van der Veer, Chief Executive, Royal Dutch Shell plc on the 2007 results
“We realize we are operating in an intensely challenging environment, one in which our customers (and employees) have extremely high expectations of Starbucks. And we have to step up to the challenge of being strategic as well as nimble as our business evolves. Unfortunately, we have not been organized in a manner that allowed us to have a laser focus on the customer.”

The biggest challenge, he said, was synchronizing the 20 workers as they maneuvered the stage’s centerpieces – five 35-foot, 3,000-pound tubes suspended on stage that are raised and lowered by hand. “It’s like trying to choreograph water ballet. It’s a tough one.”

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The U.S. Senate on Wednesday delivered legislation to President Bush prohibiting water-boarding as an interrogation technique after GOP lawmakers backed away from challenging the provision.

As their neighbors wandered down the rows to pick, the Rothschilds began to settle in and savor the joys of a country life – among them, fresh foods, good cooking. But pickers are picky: what to do with the small berries left behind on the vine? “It seemed wasteful not to use the berries somehow,” says Bob. “Ultimately, that became my inspiration and my challenge.

But fears of a possible recession aren’t helping things. Landing a financial-services company as a sponsor is “challenging right now.”

Employee Ownership: Readers Have Their Say. The Feb.7 Small Business Link looked at creative ways that small companies are meeting the challenges of managing an employee-owned business.

Gamers at can challenge players to videogames played online, such as Halo 3. The players wager on the outcome. Today, at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Toronto-based WorldGaming Inc. will begin accepting test users for, a site that allows players of popular Xbox and PlayStation console games to challenge other gamers to “tournaments” and bet on the outcome.

Even the savvy Miuccia Prada, who has challenged all sorts of stereotypical notions about feminine fashion ever since she invented the backpack-handbag, knows she can take her clients only so far.

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Saturday, May 03, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/03/08

Also then seeking a more tractable challenge was the Swiss-born biochemist Alfred Tissiers, then studying oxidative metabolism at the Molteno Institute in Cambridge.

Yanik’s system traps a pulse of light in an arrangement of microscopic cavities. A fundamental challenge in designing the system was that the faster light can enter the cavities, the faster it escapes, severely limiting how long it can be stored. To overcome this problem, Yanik developed a way to adjust the cavities’ refractive index, a property related to the way a material bends or reflects light.

The true challenge, Tan says, will be to make EEG interfaces simple enough for the masses.

We’re facing a grand challenge: consolidating that which we’ve achieved so far, setting the framework for future development, and creating a sector that makes our country proud.”

Settling on just 35 was a challenging task, one that led to lively discussions around conference tables and in hallways.

Taking on the Challenges – Despite the challenges in accessing investment, funding opportunities for biotechnology companies have increased dramatically in recent years as venture capitalists in Spain have learned more about the sector, and as companies start to mature and attract investment from outside the country. Many companies describe recent large-scale investments from Europe.

Put together a team with a great engineer, a crazy designer, a good businessperson, and a good human-factors scientist or psychologist of some kind, and put them in a room together. It’s a big challenge, but they come to a point, surprisingly quickly, where they realize that what they can achieve together is much more than they could do individually.

The iPod. All you can tell at this point is that it’s a stunning visual design. But whether it’s going to be important, influential, successful – all those things are yet to be discovered. It’s a much more challenging task to move into the telephone world now than it was to be at the leading edge of the iPod world.

Navy’s sonar challenge is rejected

Triple the challenge – More athletes are looking to push themselves further – and into triathlons. People are looking for the next thing- they’re reaching, trying new things.

The challenge is to avoid creating a lumbering business stuck in a conglomerate quagmire.

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Friday, May 02, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/02/08

Outside bookeepers can be a big help, but finding a qualified, reliable one is a challenge for some firms. Accountants can be too expensive for the smallest operations to use regularly for billing.

Anti-Clinton film group challenges funding law

Picture yourself on a quiet beach, the only sound the gentle lapping of the water. Or, imagine a thrilling getaway packed with challenges for your body and mind.

But Darius and Vera Swann, black Presbyterian missionaries recently returned home from India, challenged the status quo.

Between all of us, we’ve managed to triple the pace of conservation, even as challenges have escalated. Fortunately, we are also developing a vigilant and effective land trust community to try and confront those challenges.

Nordstrom isn’t the only retailer offering relief to podiatrically challenged women the world over.

In theory, money managers should be able to use behavioral-finance research to beat the market, a notion that Malkiel doesn’t challenge persuasively.

Three other cities in addition to Los Angeles had placed telephone taxes on the ballot in an attempt to make them invulnerable to a legal challenge.

South keeps Huckabee alive. Outspent many times over, he still claims enough states to challenge Romney for second place.

Today’s Birthday – February 5, 2008 – Sweet freedom is the theme this year as restrictions you’ve lived with are lifted. It’s easy to choose your next move because you’re drawn to a fascinating challenge in March. Your loyalty is repaid in April, perhaps a promotion. July is romantic. Capricorn and Leo appreciate you.

My biggest challenge is that I’m still learning to delegate.

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Challenges In The News 05/01/08

In many leadership roles over his long career, he has demonstrated time and again that he doesn’t rattle easily, is a calming influence who brings people together around a complex challenge and then drives to a solution.

Trying to conduct day-to-day business and keep our customers happy ... is a challenge.

Adapted from an extraordinary true story, the film challenges us to look into a mirror, appreciate the fragility of our own lives and marel at the power of the mind.

This is one of the hardest challenges I have ever faced.

Solid-State Drives Challenge Hard Drives In Speed, but Not Value. The hard-disk drive is so common that most computer users take it for granted as a natural part of a personal computer. But now, the hard drive has a challenger for its longtime role as the principal storage device in computers. It’s called the solid-state drive, or SSD, and it has begun to show up in some big-name notebook computers.

Google ramps up Office challenge

It’s a very challenging market. It wouldn’t be surprising to see pieces of the deal come to the market in more than one issuance.

If the plan works, it could provide a road map for music industry offerings elsewhere in the world. Though piracy is more pervasive in China than in North America and Europe, it is a serious and growing challenge in those markets, which generate the lion’s share of sales for the four global music companies.

You’ve gotta to have fun and you’ve gotta enjoy it. McCain’s challenge is the reverse of the one candidate’s customarily face when the party’[s nomination seems in hand.

But how that mystery is solved – through three centuries of one family’s history overflowing with scandals and secrets – makes it a delightful and challenging novel.

It seems hard to believe, considering Force was hanging out of a mangled Ford Mustang with multiple serious injuries to his feet and hands, but anyone who knows Force knows he’s at his best when facing challenges.

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