Monday, June 30, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/30/08

ABC’s ‘The Mole’ resurfaces with a new host. This time around, viewers won’t be kept in the dark. Tonight, in the first of 10 episodes, contestants begin with a rafting money grab above a waterfall in Los Angeles, Chile, the start of challenges at various locations in South America.

Park assigned her 10 lab employees to see the critically aclaimed movie. Although it doesn’t sugarcoat health challenges, “the film eloquently presents some truths about aging, how to age gracefully, that we all should pay attention to.

At an Eagle Scout Court of Honor:

* I have seen him meet challenges with a passion.
* Very few (3%) achieve Eagle Scout, because the leadership requirements are so challenging.
* The skills are so demanding, the challenges so great, that just a few that start achieve the goal.
* What kind of challenges does that imply?
* He has risen above the challenges to be successful.
* They also include challenges that require committment and perseverance to achieve.
* It is a difficult challenge to look beyond the present and build the future.
* Success is just beyond the challenge. You must continue moving forward.

Egypt’s Facebook showdown: The online gathering place for young people poses a challenge to authorities.
There ain’t a lot of culture. What makes this place a challenge for human beings, however, makes it nearly perfect for radio telescopy.

She was self-conscious about speaking English in an interview, but it was another challenge, and Farhat, who races through crooked streets in a red sports car, turned to an interpreter only when an occasional word was beyond reach.

The audience here comes expecting something challenging, but they’re very open-minded. They’ll let you risk taking your time. You can fool around looking for what works without having to fear you’re losing the crowd. That’s a luxury for performers.

Prosecutors challenge Alvarez claims of suicide attempt

Appellate decisions in Texas and New Jersey nullifying multimillion-dollar awards to Vioxx plaintiffs may further vindicate Merck’s aggressive legal defense of allegations that the painkiller caused heart attacks and deaths, and could make it harder for patients to challenge pharmaceutical companies in drug-liability cases.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/29/08

Ride the Rockies has three new riders this year sponsored by Colorado's "I Have A Dream" Foundation. The Dreamers, all 18 years of age, had no previous experience or equipment, but had the enthusiasm to take on the challenge.
"It's really essential for every student to know the rules of the game of life," Ms. Carrier says. Sometimes those rules feel uncomfortable. Students complain when first asked to don office-appropriate outfits, for one thing. But Melissa Gonzalez says her main challenge was dealing with "harsh, rude, ignorant people" when contacting car dealers and auto shops while working on an auto-customization plan. She says she enjoyed the task despite the hurdles.

He helped navigate the firm through exceptionally challenging times and was instrumental in bolstering MMC’s financial strength and liquidity.

It has been an honor to serve this comapny for 32 years and to lead it for the past eight years. Together, we achieved great successes and overcame tough challenges.

We believe that the changes made by the United States brought the challenged payments and guarantees into full compliance with the WTO’s recommendations and rulings in the original cotton dispute.

Freeman said that during the 1990 back lot fire, “water supply was a challenge” as well, but not to the same degree as Sunday.

Combined with the latest communique from the Group of Seven meeting of leading industrialized nations, which suggested further dollar weakness against the euro is unwelcome, these developments “make it increasingly challenging for the euro to continue to strengthen on a trade-weighted basis. Currently, our G10 portfolio has its biggest short in the euro.

Provide energy. Protect the environment. A dual challenge for all of us: Provide the increasing amounts of energy the world needs to prosper and reduce poverty, but do it in ways that lesson our environmental impact. It’s a global challenge with no single solution. Everyone has a role to play – industry, governments, individuals. Every practical option must be explored, and thoughtful solutions and technologies have to be found. ( – Taking on the world’s toughest energy challenges.

Given the challenges that some of the financial institutions have had in finding replacements for the CEO position, Wachovia’s Board of Directors has it’s work cut out in order to find someone that can manage worsening credit quality in its option-ARM portfolio while also calming investor fears. A Wachovia spokeswoman said: “We experience the same market challenges as the rest of the industry, but continue to aggressively and thoughtfully manage our exposure. Construction loans make up about 6% of Wachovia’s overall loan portfolio.

Mr. Stern’s proposals were overwhelmingly adopted at the union’s convention after being challenged by a small but vocal group of members and officers.

Tommie Smith’s the only other guy who could potentially challenge the 100, 200 and 400 records at the same time.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/28/08

Lawyers for suspended SABC boss Dali Mpofu began the process of challenging the board meeting which led to his suspension in papers filed at the Johannesburg High Court on Thursday.

As Frederick resident Guy Djoken campaigned for Barack Obama in Ohio earlier this year, one woman offered him a challenge.

Think of it as more than a challenge -- a dare, perhaps, or defiance in the face of limitation or risk. Frankly, no one cares how anyone approaches the Art Challenge program at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art; the gallery just wants artists to take the bait.

Raising four boys alone on a machine technician's salary is a challenge in the best of times. But when there is nothing in the pantry save two bags of rice, a can of vegetables and a jar of peanut butter scraped clean, it can be a nightmare.

With two weeks remaining, The Post-Crescents special Do It Community Challenge for the Community Emergency Prescription Drug Fund has reached more than 49 percent of its $50,000 goal.

Renault's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso arrives in the paddock of the Magny-Cours racetrack on June 20. As French motor racing fans prepared to cheer on their heroes in the French Grand Prix, Alonso warned that he and the Renault team lacked the speed needed to challenge Ferrari.

Bob Handlos confronts the challenge of his professional - and personal - life.

Luiz Felipe Scolari has vowed to get tough as new manager of Chelsea Football Club. The Brazilian officially takes charge of the Blues on July 1 after agreeing to leave the Portugal national job for a fresh challenge, and he has already revealed he will pick his team on merit and not reputation.

The first professional canoe challenge in years came to Ann Arbor on Saturday. The Michigan Canoe Racing Association and the Huron River Watershed Council organized the daylong 2008 Huron River Canoe Challenge, which brought more than 30 professional canoe racers to Gallup Park.

A legal challenge against the Electoral Finance Act has been struck out by the High Court.

TALYBONT stepped up their challenge for the West Wales Cricket Conference title yesterday – but they had to work hard for victory at struggling Tregaron.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/27/08

The diversion and abuse of prescription medicine has become the greatest challenge drug enforcers have faced in more than a generation, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said.

Asked to comment on BN secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor's statement that Yong's plot was an attempt to challenge BN to sack SAPP instead of pulling out of the coalition, Yong said he was upset over what Tengku Adnan had said.

BROOKLINE Community activist Pamela Julian, a resident of Brookline's Precinct 14, announced last week she'll challenge incumbent state Representative Mike Rush. Julian was among those pushing a bill that would allow colleges and high schools to register students to vote when they register for classes. It

In the two weeks since Barack Obama became the presumptive Democratic nominee, John McCain has demonstrated a knack for driving the daily political debate, forcing his opponent to respond to a challenge to meet in town hall debates, accusing him of being "delusional" about terrorism

A Union Pacific boilermaker hopes to do what the state's Democratic and Republican parties have been unable to challenge a former legislator trying to regain the House seat.

MANILA, Philippines -- The remaining legal challenge to the bidding of the National Transmission Corp. (Transco) has been removed after La Costa Development Corp. withdrew its petition before the Supreme Court.

Staging the life of Abraham Lincoln, arguably the greatest U.S. president, is a challenge that the Kentucky Repertory Theatre embraces as its right and its duty. The professional theater located in Horse Cave, within a short drive of Lincoln's birthplace in Hodgenville, is producing three works about Honest Abe.

South Carolina voters will decide who appears on November ballots in six Republican and five Democratic races Tuesday as Gov. Mark Sanford wraps up weeks of touting his favorites. The unusual effort for a chief executive to challenge incumbents in his own Republican party leaves him with the risk of voters deciding his political influence.

Two of the best known barbecue pitmeisters in the Carolinas will serve up their 'que on NBC's “Today” show on Monday in an N.C./S.C. cookoff. Ed Mitchell of The Pit restaurant in Raleigh will be cooking against Charleston caterer Jimmy Hagood in the first of a three-episode BBQ challenge featuring barbecue from around the country.

Willie Mullins had to settle for minor honours with his two runners in the Prix Alain du Breil at Auteuil. The Irish handler saddled course-and-distance winner Hurricane Fly as well as Quevega in the Grade One contest, in which the former came with a well-timed run to challenge between the last two.

Should the Spanish overcome the challenge of Italy tonight, they will take their place alongside Group D rivals Russia in Vienna on the 26 th of June.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/26/08

ANNISTON - Casandra Richey had been in trouble and was headed for more when she decided to attend the National Guard Youth Challenge Academy. "If I had not joined this academy, I would have ended up in jail again or on drugs again," said the 16-year-old from Florence.

How many people can you fit into a Smart car? Sounds like the start of a joke but it was actually a challenge issued to car enthusiasts visiting Mercedes-Benz World today.

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Motorcycle officers wind their way through extreme challenge. Riding a police motorcycle through a course that includes a teeter-totter, curb jumping, more cones and barricades than you find on Interstate 80, really helps an officer's skills.

Royal Dutch Shell said it will delay drilling in offshore Alaska for another year owing to an ongoing court challenge by environmentalists who say regulators should not have approved the project because of possible risks to whales and other marine animals.

Insurance broker Rock Finch is seeking signatures from 318 registered voters in order to mount an independent challenge for Republican Jay Purcell's seat on the Cape Girardeau County Commission.

Gordon Brown is facing a fresh challenge to his authority from more than 60 Labour MPs ready to kill off 'unaccountable' reforms to the planning system.

A federal lawsuit using a novel method to challenge a landlord's right to rent to illegal immigrants is stoking tensions that have been rising for years in this diverse city of 50,000 south of Newark.

Every day a man or woman faces several challenges. Some of these challenges prove to be too much, and the coping method taken is not always healthy.

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada got a huge financial boost this week and the company that gave it is also challenging you. The Nell J. Redfield Foundation is calling Thursday's $250,000 donation a challenge grant because they need your help too.

Ride the Rockies has three new riders this year sponsored by Colorado's "I Have A Dream" Foundation. The Dreamers, all 18 years of age, had no previous experience or equipment, but had the enthusiasm to take on the challenge.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/25/08

The company is now being challenged by individuals who have no passion or concern for the product; but rather, a greedy desire to cash in, even if it means diluting the vision. Somewhere along the way we will eventually realize that is isn’t always about money.

To many, it appeared that the government was trying to back down from its position without losing face by formally rescinding the orders, which Hezbollah said challenged its ability to confront Israel.

Washington – For the first time, a major political party is on the brink of choosing an African American as its candidate for president, but when Democratic strategists and other analysts look ahead, they don’t see race as Barack Obama’s biggest challenge.
Yet despite the learning curve and the challenges of driving six hours or more round trips each weekend to oversee the project, the couple managed to complete the whole-house remodel in one year for less than $70,000. And that included adding such upscale features as tile floors that look like slate, glass tile in a spa-like bathroom and new windows that open to ocean views.

The search for a new challenge in stock-car racing has brought lifelong Somonauk resident Jeremy Spoonmore to the Grundy County Speedway in Morris full time this season.

A group of Vietnam veterans is taking up a Texas oilman on a challenge he issued in November in which he offered $1 million to anyone who could disprove a single charge.

Justin Gatlin is making another challenge against his drug suspension on Monday in a bid to be allowed to compete at the USA Olympic trials in Eugene beginning next weekend.

Whittier Elementary students recycled enough plastic bags to win Wal-Mart's Kids Recycling Challenge for the state of Utah, earning $13,220 and an additional $3,000 for being the first-place winner.

Darren McDermott's British middleweight title challenge ended acrimoniously last night when he was controversially stopped on a cut eye in the second round by West Midlands rival Wayne Elcock in Wolverhampton.

SolarCity workmen install a system this week in Fremont. It and seven other firms responded to San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed's challenge to cut upfront costs for customers.

Vodafone Group Plc will seek next week to challenge a retrospective change to Indian tax law as it fights a $2 billion tax bill on its purchase of a controlling stake in an Indian mobile operator last year.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/24/08

Her story was selected by a panel of experts to be featured in the fifth annual USA TODAY Weight-Loss Challenge in the newspaper and online at This year’s challenge, which ends next Monday, focuses on weight-loss champions who have inspired other people to lose weight.

Bred for Belmont: If Big Brown can take another step toward the Triple Crown by winning the Preakness, it is already clear he will face a mighty challenge June 7 in the Belmont Stakes.

The Democratic National Committee, meanwhile, is challenging McCain’s credentials as an environmentalist.
Highlighting the many challenges ahead, however, a Red Cross boat carrying rice, drinking water and other goods for more than 1,000 people sank Sunday near hard-hit Bogalay town. All four aid workers on board were safe.

The next challenge sill be to weather the economic downturn.

More than 23,000 financial-related U.S. job cuts were announced last month, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas Inc.
In a conference call, Mr. Sullivan said he had “no illusions about the challenges ahead,” but added, “We have plans to address the issues we face.” He called downgrades by two credit-ratings firms “very manageable for us.”

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There are students, usually from upper-income homes – who will always have advocates. We want to give that same opportunity to kids whose parents maybe are working two jobs, who aren’t engaged with the system but with survival and other challenges and whose children end up without advocates. They are also apt to push the limits at home and at at school, challenging parents and teachers and generally opposing structure and authority.

The incumbent and the challenger agree on one point: The flap has injection some energy into a campaign that had not captured the public’s interest.
The county is facing broad challenges in its health services department that are some of the most difficult this decade: an oncoming budget deficit expected to exceed $1 billion within three years and a vacancy in the department’s top post.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/23/08

Finance minister P Chidambaram considers inflation the country’s biggest challenge today and regards becoming an open market as the way forward.

On the same night recently elected Katy ISD trustees were sworn into office, district officials were hit with their biggest challenge of the year - the 2008-09 budget.

Teen standout Morgan Hoffmann of Arcola Country Club in Paramus has the best chance among locals to challenge for the title at the 53rd Metropolitan Golf Association Ike Stroke Play Championship.

(RTTNews) - Chadian authorities claimed that the rebel challenge would disintegrate and disappear quickly after the government-backed troops scored a major victory over the rebels in the battle of Am Zoer. The authorities claimed that the victory came after an eight-day offensive.

The Beacon to the Future library campaign is almost there, but needs a little boost to put it over the top. The fund is $307,000 short of meeting its $1 million matching challenge grant, with a week to go before the deadline.

A male witch who enslaved teenage girls has won the right to challenge an extended supervision order that requires him to live inside prison walls.

Scotland face the twin challenge of New Zealand and Ireland in Aberdeen next week.

Olympic 100m champion Justin Gatlin renewed his challenge of a drugs ban before a US judge on Monday, but the International Olympic Committee said the court had no jurisdiction in the matter. Olympic 100 meters champion Justin Gatlin began another challenge on Monday against a doping ban in the hope of competing in this week's American trials for the Beijing Games.

Suddenly, Pawn Shops Slip – ‘Payday Loans,’ A Big Business, Scare Off Investors. In a statement on EZCorp.’s first-quarter earnings, Chief Executive Joe Rotundra said the payday business “was challenged with bad debt,” which cost the company $6.6 million in the quarter, compared with $2.9 million in the same period of 2007.
“If things continue to be challenging, it’s probably time to sit down and evaluate what the appropriate relationship is”. – ILFC Chairman and CEO Steven Udvar-Hazy.

Families claiming that a mercury-based preservative in vaccines triggers autism will challenge mainstream medicine today in federal court.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/22/08

‘Neurobics’ and Other Brain Boosters. Mental stimulation is one key. The more you challenge your brain, the more new nerve pathways you form. Activities that challenge your brain on many levels, such as learning how to play a musical instrument or speak a new language, provide great stimulation.

Memmel puts up a strong challenge.

I don’t think you’ll find the job too challenging.

Our challenge next year is to find one or two people to run with the campaign.

Pakistan's most popular leader by a research group, won't challenge a court ban on him running in a by-election because he doesn't accept the judges as legal, an aide said.

A burgeoning Hispanic population has helped rebuild New Orleans during the past two and a half years. Now officials are coming to grips with the challenge of moving and finding safe refuge for that population should another hurricane threaten.

KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 (Bernama) -- Rising inflation is not expected to cause a major challenge to Malaysia's interest rates, Second Finance Minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop said today.

Filipino pool maestro Efren “Bata” Reyes leads the challenge of a crack Philippine contingent as the tough Qatar Open 9-Ball tournament gets going on June 29-July 5 at the Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation in Doha, Qatar. MANILA, Philippines - Changing the image of the Autonomous Region on Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) as poll "cheating capital" in the country is a tough challenge, a Church-backed electoral watchdog group has said.

FORMER environment minister Sarah Boyack today accused the SNP of failing the climate change challenge.

Some principals in Canastota were working from the rooftop Monday. This is no joke. They were up there because their students met a reading challenge.

Australia prop Matt Dunning believes the new-look French pack will present a greater challenge than its Irish counterpart, which pushed the Wallabies to their limit in Melbourne a week ago.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/21/08

A special Mass was offered for Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao before his challenge against WBC lightweight champ David Diaz Saturday (Sunday in Manila) in their "Lethal Combination" clash at the Mandalay Bay Hotel Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

PESHAWAR, June 28: The federal government supports peace deals signed by the NWFP government with militants in violence-prone areas of the province, but it will allow no one to challenge the government’s writ, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Saturday.

Conservatives from the world's largest Anglican provinces who are angered by liberal thinking in churches in North America and elsewhere plan to create a global fellowship that challenges worldwide Anglican unity but stops short of a formal split.

Many potential supporters of Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee for U.S. president, want to believe in the Illinois senator. But they remain unconvinced as to whether he is up to the challenge.

Gates ends active role with Microsoft. When major challenges came from the Netscape Web browser and the Java programming language, Gates reacted with the full power of Microsoft’s monopoly position, provoking a government antitrust lawsuit that could have split the company but which was settled under the Bush administration.

Over the long term, the lawyer’s most important challenge will be to cement their new identity as defenders of the rule of law and, in turn, sustain their popular mandate for serving in this role. After decades of judicial subservience to the executive, this will be no easy task. Much depends on whether they can demonstrate real political efficacy in the current crisis by restoring the deposed judges.

Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissent contains a challenge that is hard to dismiss. Do your rights proceed from the utilitarian concern for desired outcomes (in this case, a fair trial) or from an essential dignity grounded in free will?

Genetic studies can reconstruct evolutionary links by comparing small changes that have accumulated within the genes of different species. But studying birds that way posed a challenge because the major bird groups emerged in quick succession more than 65 million years ago, making their genetic changes harder to decipher.

6 police officers slain in ambush in Mexico. The attack followed the slaying Thursday of a senior police commander, part of a long string of killings apparently aimed at eroding public confidence in the government’s ability to challenge drug gangs.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) – 062708 - Job challenges will ultimately turn into opportunities to make more money. You’re ready to give yourself the care, nurturing, tough love, pep talk and kick in the pants needed to launch yourself over scary obstacles.

Nielsen says in a statement that although it believes its ratings “provide a fair picture of what younger viewers are watching,” the audience is challenging to track. We are working closely with the CW and all of our clients to continuously improve our measurement. The network introduced multipart commercials called “content wraps” in its first year; in its second year, it introduced ultra-short commercials it called “cwickies.” Next year, the network is focusing its efforts on TV and Web integrations, says Executive Vice President of Network Sales Bill Morningstar.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/20/08

Will you accept the challenge?

That’s why he (Nadal) has been in the last couple of finals and really challenged Federer. Nadal has made the transition from clay to grass and Federer has met the challenge of transitioning from grass to clay.

Embrace the challenge.

Advertisers drool over how many use social sites. Social networks vs. TV networks – Both have the power to reach customers. The ongoing challenge is to concoct a potion – be it through banner ads, premium subscriptions or licensing agreements - that no one has perfected. Facebook, crown jewel of the field, is valued at $15 billion but barely turns a profit.

No one ever challenged her position ... until now.

G.I.s challenge injuries with new athletic efforts. Oceanside, Calif. - Surviving the bomb blast under his Humvee was a hard-won fight for Andy Robinson. But two years later, filling the life he fought so hard to have was turning out to be another challenge.

Social networks are the latest iteration of the Web economy. Social networks present an enormous opportunity – maybe the biggest since e-mail. The sites have simplified and amplified connections between people online, creating a thriving ecosystem of small programs that let friends interact through grams, greetings, video clips and more. Nonetheless, a fundamental challenge is that the networks often are “walled gardens,” closed to the rest of the Web. Avid Internet users must maintain separate accounts on different social networks, blogs, photo-sharing sites and instant-messaging services. In each case, they must invite the same friends to each separate service.

UCLA Law professor Adam Winkler said the court “left the most important question unanswered: What exactly does the 2nd Amendment probihit? The majority refused to adopt a standard of review for judging future disputes. This is unfortunate, because lower federal courts and state courts should now see a tidal wave of litigation challenging gun-control laws. But dissenting Justice Sephen G. Breyer said the decision would “encourage legal challenges to gun regulation” and “leave the nation without clear standards for resolving those challenges.” California allows gun owners to carry a concealed weapon if they obtain a permit. NRA attorney Chuck Michel said he expected legal challenges to be filed in Los Angeles and San Francisco because officials there regularly rejected requests for permits. “Licensing and registration are hot issues,” Michel said. “I don’t think the Supreme Court would strike down licensing entirely. But we will look for an opportunity to challenge a policy that denies concealed-weapons permits.”

Williams sisters back in time. It feels like the past as Venus and Serena roll along at Wimbledon, but challengers await, namely the Russians.

I liked the unique quality of ventriloquism and the illusion quality of it. It went to the local library ... and they had ventriloquism books next to the magic books. I would take out the magic books and I would challenge myself.

Taurus – (April 20 – May 20) – 062908 – It’s challenging to stay broadminded, but there’s a big prize for doing so now. The best way is to not focus too intently on the details. Thinking small only gets you stuck.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/19/08

A record number of kids worldwide participated in this year's Disney's Environmentality Challenge, a friendly competition among fifth grade classes to develop solutions for critical environmental issues.

Portugal - The competitors : A measure of the quality of the IRC field attracted by the challenge of Rally Portugal can be seen from the fact that two-time World Champion Marcus Gronholm, who retired only last year, is driving the zero car.

The rapid rise of the Canadian dollar over the past year has been a challenge for Canadian industry, Industry Minister Jim Prentice said on Wednesday.

Jamie Carragher insists Liverpool have the belief and character to bounce back from their shattering Champions League semi-final defeat and challenge for domestic and European honors next season.

A Jackson County judge on Thursday dismissed a legal challenge brought against Kansas City by petitioners for light-rail activist Clay Chastain.

The man who Nanaimo Mayor Gary Korpan claims produced allegedly defamatory bumper stickers is now challenging the politician to a public wrestling match.

Fighting fires is all in a day's work for Wolé Adesemoye. But in the last eight months the 28-year-old has taken on a whole new series of challenges - competing in tribal sports around the world for BBC3 show Last Man Standing.

A Gastonia police officer Thursday shot and killed a man who was attacking the last of four people he stabbed that night, police said. Chief Terry Sult said officers found Terry Adam Boone, 20, stabbing a man in a neighborhood off South Marietta Street at the southern edge of downtown. Sult said Boone ignored Detective Scott Barnes' commands to stop and then turned to challenge him "in a ...

Welcome to Participate 28/04/2008 16:49:00 Business Wire US0621281031 eASIC Corporation, a provider of zero-mask charge ASIC devices, today announced a $30,000 placement design challenge.

Contest was produced with a late challenge by treble-scorer Johnny Murtagh to run out a convincing winner of the Listed Cork Stakes for trainer David Wachman.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/18/08

Students at Diamond Valley Middle School in Hemet are taking on a challenge that may lead to a new fitness center on campus. The Governor's Challenge is a program sponsored by the California Governor's Council that aims to promote physical fitness for all Californians, particularly the youths.

Unlike last postseason, when the Magic appeared a bit awestruck while being swept by the Pistons in the first round, they seem a little more warm to the challenge. "Last year was last year and this is this year," Dwight Howard said. "... Our concern is coming back this year playing harder and better. We're a lot more mature now."

URBANA – A hearing has been set for an effort to take a Republican state representative candidate off the ballot. Champaign firefighter Pat Devaney is challenging the organization papers of University of Illinois student Frank Calabrese, who is running as a Republican against incumbent state Rep. Naomi Jakobsson for the 103rd District seat.

JAVIER MASCHERANO has urged Liverpool to erase their Champions League misery by launching a sustained challenge for the Premier League title next season.

Trade associations whose representatives met Thursday are expected to go ahead with a referendum challenge to new taxes for Maine's Dirigo Health program. Business interests meeting today are expected to go ahead with a referendum challenge to a new funding mechanism for Maine's Dirigo Health program. "I don't think there's any question they're going to do it," said Maine State Chamber of Commerce President Dana Connors.

A helicopter transported Ohio University Army ROTC students to a field training challenge in Indiana yesterday, but participants say the event is just practice for tests to come.

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation is marking World Asthma Day on 6 May, 2008 by laying down a challenge to New Zealand’s political parties to come up with some robust approaches to tackling the huge asthma problem in this country.

Geologists call into question three decades of conventional wisdom regarding some of the physical processes that helped shape the Earth as we know it today. New research provides a direct challenge to the popular "late veneer hypothesis," a theory which suggests that all of our water, as well as several so-called "iron-loving" elements, were added to the Earth late in its formation by impacts ...

One of the state's most power political bosses has survived a challenge to his control over Summit County's Republicans.

Sir Alex Ferguson warned Chelsea that over-confidence could wreck their Premier League title challenge after Manchester United moved closer to retaining the crown with a 4-1 win over West Ham on Saturday.

The Brisbane Broncos turned on the skill to see off a second-half challenge by the Tigers and claim top spot on the NRL ladder with a 34-22 win at Sydney's Olympic stadium on Saturday evening.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/17/08

That should present no special challenge to me.

Perry says the American Civil Liberties Union is the primary force behind a leftist push to accept homosexuality and challenge Scouting’s duty to God. The group has weathered lawsuits in attempts to force it to allow openly gay scoutmasters.

For school officials in Haverford Township, the challenge was daunting: What do you do when a 9-year-old student, with the full support of his parents, decides that he is no longer a boy and instead is a girl?

Corona-Norco school officials are revising the district's middle and high school math curriculum in an effort to provide more challenge to advanced students and more help to those who are struggling.

Sarah Eby knew before she arrived at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse Wednesday night for the A.L.L. Challenge banquet that she would be honored as the Montana State student-athlete who’d logged the most community service hours during the school year.

Millionaire Stuart Wheeler wins the right to challenge in court the decision not to hold an EU treaty referendum.

The three Democrats battling for the right to challenge U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy in November in the 18th Congressional District all oppose the war in Iraq and say troops should be withdrawn.

Clinton has a sense of energy and optimism despite daunting challenge taking the nomination from Obama.

Beijing, May 2 (IANS) Defending champion Gaurav Ghei will spearhead India's challenge against the best of Japan and China in the Pine Valley Beijing Open next week.

Wasps boss Ian McGeechan has billed Sunday's Guinness Premiership showdown against leaders Gloucester as "our biggest challenge of the season so far."

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has admitted he will have to bring in fresh faces this summer if the Merseysiders are going to challenge for honors next year.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/16/08

The eighth Annual Globe Rotary Round Mountain Sunrise Challenge takes place on National Trails Day. The event is a challenging race/walk of 3.2 miles (5 K) taking place this year on June 7 at the Round Mountain Hiking Park on South Street.

Wentworth pro Ross Fisher relishes the challenge of his first US Open after qualifying for Torrey Pines.

FORMER Coldstream newsagent Eleanor Moffat has done more than her bit having raised a total of £33,000 but she he now off on her biggest challenge on Monday when she started a walk along the Great Wall of China. (28/05/2008 14:05:47)

Growing up after Watergate and coming of age during the two Iraq Wars, both Gen X and Gen Y are generally suspicious of big institutions. Independent, self-directed, and technologically savvy, reaching them is a challenge because they take everything with a grain of salt.

He’s going to offer a lot of challenges.

(Maria Sharapova) - “It will always be the roughest one (The French Open), but I love the challenge. The first week on clay is a challenge for me.”

Embrace the challenge.

Mounting delinquencies and foreclosures will result in continued unprecedented growth in real estate-owned (REO) property volumes, which poses a significant challenge for U.S. RMBS servicers, according to Fitch Ratings.

Philadelphia officials plan to challenge a lawsuit by the local Boy Scouts that seeks to stop the city evicting the group because of its no-gays policy.

Venturing Vortex 2005 - Venturing Vortex is a high adventure and leadership challenge program for Venturers, including Sea Scouts, and Explorers. The program content is derived from the Venturing and Ranger handbooks. The Venturers develop skills through hands-on participation in selected activities.

The Boy Scouts prevailed in nearly every lawsuit challenging the membership rules, including a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2000 that determined the organization has a First Amendment right of freedom of association, which meant it could determine its own requirements for members and leaders. The legal challenges outraged one Eagle Scout in particular - Texas Gov. Rick Perry. In February, Perry, a conservative Republican, published a book about scouting's struggle against what he termed "liberal elites" and the advocates of "free love and the quick fix of hallucinatory drugs." He's donating the proceeds of the book, "On My Honor," to the scouts' legal defense fund. "The Boy Scouts didn't go looking for this fight," Perry said in an interview with the Chicago Tribune. "The ACLU came after them. ... This attack on scouting is part of a larger cultural war. The Boy Scouts are basically just the sentinels standing watch for traditional values."

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/15/08

Norwich - The death of a local student has compelled a Norwich police officer to turn the department's annual in-house fitness challenge into a public

JOHNSTOWN, Pa., June 4, 2008 -- The Northrop Grumman Corporation Kinetic Energy Interceptors Program presented a $5,000 grant last week to The Challenge Program, Inc., a non-profit organization that bridges the gap between high school students and their local business community by providing incentives for students to succeed while attending school.

Mecca, Saudi Arabia, - King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday criticized extremists he said posed a challenge to Muslims by their narrow-mindedness and ignorance.

Wachovia Corp. on Thursday wrapped up its Way2Save Challenge tour in New York City's Bryant Park, where finalists from around the country competed to win $50,000.

A federal judge has notified Alabama Attorney General Troy King that some lawyers in a long-running discrimination case are challenging as unconstitutional a recent state law that requires two black members be appointed to the new Jefferson County Personnel Board.

Hours after reaching the number of delegates he needed to win the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, Barack Obama was trying to heal wounds in his own party and fend off a challenge from his Republican opponent.

QUEBEC CITY, June 3 (UPI) -- The premiers of Ontario and Quebec forged an alliance to challenge the federal government on the environment and European free trade.

If you're going gluten-free, or just learning to cook for someone who is, bookstores and the Web are suddenly awash in recipes to help you with the challenge.

VANCOUVER - Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for. Nikola Girke wanted another challenge after finishing 13th in two-person dingy sailing at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Her desire was fulfilled when she switched back to her first love, windsurfing.

A CHALLENGE has been thrown down by a Bexhill gardener who has grown a giant echium. (04/06/2008 16:46:19)

Bitter bingo charities challenge state crackdown

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/14/08

Jamie Roberts says being picked to play full-back for Wales in South Africa will be a 'big challenge'.

Former East Aurora Mayor David DiPietro on Tuesday officially declared that he will challenge New York State Senator Dale M. Volker in September's Republican party primary.

Associated Press - June 4, 2008 3:53 PM ET BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An adviser to Barack Obama says his campaign is receptive to John McCain's challenge that Obama join him in 10 town hall...

This year's JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge is going green.

A large number of horses have stepped to the line against Big Brown, but he is still awaiting a challenge Big Brown has run in only five races, but by now the colt who was a relative unknown when he made his second start three months ago needs no introduction to American sports fans.

CANNES, France, June 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf admits some of his action sequences in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" were a bit of a challenge.

The Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program at Camp Beauregard in Pineville, Louisiana will hold graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 14, 2008, at 11 :00 a.m. more

R. Jonathan Armistead from Hy-Vee (Columbia, Mo. store) was the winner of the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association's 13th annual Cake Decorating Challenge held June 1 to June 3 at the Dairy-Deli-Bake 2008 seminar and expo in New Orleans.

Democrat Geri Huser, who has been a state representative since 1997, survived her first-ever primary challenge Tuesday.

The 2008 Summer Fitness Challenge is about to begin and registrations are currently being taken at the Regional Healthcare Foundation's office on Grant Street in Dexter., Gamasutra's sister web site for aspiring game developers, has a weekly Game Design Challenge, a series of creative exercises in becoming a game developer. This week's challenge asks the industry hopefuls to try thinking partly like a designer, partly like a localization staff member, and partly like a business and marketing person.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/13/08

Council chiefs have agreed to meet the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) to discuss the trade group’s fears over a compulsory Challenge 21 scheme.

A story in Sunday's Journal contained an error in the schedule for a high school basketball challenge on Saturday. The girls' game will begin at 2:30 p.m.; the boys will play at 5:30 p.m. The Journal regrets the error. Good luck to all the players!

Verizon Communications Inc., seeking to challenge AT&T Inc., is in discussions to buy wireless provider Alltel Corp. for $27 billlion, according to people familiar with the talks.

BRIDGTON (NEWS CENTER) -- Students at the Stevens Brook Elementary School in Bridgton were given a challenge to read as many books as possible in two months. Wednesday, they got their reward.

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada officials say they've filed the first challenge against a Bush administration bid to win Nuclear Regulatory Commission approval for a national nuclear waste dump outside Las Vegas.

LONDON: British sprinter Dwain Chambers will challenge the British Olympic Association’s lifetime ban at London’s High Court in a bid to compete in Beijing.

While Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers used an explosive offense to reach the NBA finals, their defensive adjustments were critical as well. Now, after getting past the likes of Utah's Carlos Boozer and San Antonio's Tim Duncan in the Western Conference playoffs, they face perhaps their most daunting challenge in Boston's Kevin Garnett, a versatile 7-footer who can do damage from the ...

Sam Warriner and Bevan Docherty will head the challenge in this weekend's world championships in Vancouver. New Zealand will be well-represented, from elite men and women through to a 110-strong age group team, with racing starting tomorrow for the juniors to the elite category on Monday.

4 June 2008 - Aid deliveries to the victims of Cyclone Nargis have stepped up in recent days but access for international workers to the worst affected areas in Myanmar remains a challenge, according to United Nations aid agencies.

Koh Samui (Thailand), June 4 (IANS) Gaurav Ghei will spearhead the Indian challenge at the Bangkok Airways Open which tees off Thursday. Ghei, winner of the Pine Valley Beijing Open in 2007, is looking for his fourth Asian Tour title, the first of which came 13 years ago in 1995.

NAIROBI, Kenya, JUNE 4, 2008 ( ).-The question of migration is both a challenge and an opportunity, and one that needs new answers in the face of new complexities, said Cardinal Renato Martino to the African Continental Congress in Nairobi.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/12/08

In true Buffalo fashion, the 28th Annual J P Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge will kick off the summer with a sporting event and a party.

Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto on Wednesday in Carson City explains her challenge asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission not to docket or schedule hearings for the Energy Department's application to build and operate a national nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain.

THE WilSTUART ADAMSON, of Hardrock Cycling Club, posted a significant improvement in the Etape Caledonia 2008 recently. The Stewartry rider completed the 81-mile closed road challenge event in 4 hours 5 minutes and out of 2,000 entries, finished in 273rd position.

shire Times is launching an appeal for candidates to take part in an exciting new challenge to reduce their carbon footprint and become eco-friendly.

At Barcelona : After seeing Casey Stoner take a valuable podium in the Grand Prix of Italy, where Marco Melandri also made progress in the race before being forced off track by a crash for Randy De Puniet, the Ducati Marlboro Team now heads to Barcelona to continue its challenge for honours in the Grand Prix of Catalunya.

Young people from a county hit by a recent spate of suicides are travelling to London today to challenge media coverage of the deaths.

Chicago - Marquette will be one of eight schools competing in the third annual Chicago Invitational Challenge, scheduled to take place November 28-29 at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The Thanksgiving weekend tournament will also include Dayton, Auburn, Northern Iowa, Chicago State, Mercer, Texas Southern and Bethune Cookman.

The 2008 Women Challenge Cup competition will kick-off on June 23-30, 2008 in four centres across the country with 18 clubs registered to participate. Group A is made up of Bayelsa Queens, Nito Queens of Ibadan, Sunshine Queen of Akure and Rivers Angels with centre in Ikot-Abasi, Akwa Ibom State.

Brussels - The European Union is to challenge Germany once again over its revised version of the so-called Volkswagen law, saying that it breaks EU competition rules, officials said Thursday. Volkswagen's main shareholder, Porsche, which is seeking t...

WASHINGTON - Presidential contenders John McCain and Barack Obama will face a challenge in Ohio this year: grim voters pessimistic about the economy, according to a poll released Wednesday.

VANCOUVER. 5th June 2008. A strong international field that is expected to challenge for records was announced today for this year's 10th Anniversary Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon, to be run on its famous, scenic, downhill course from UBC to Stanley Park on Sunday June 22nd.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/11/08

The lawyer for David Hicks says any use of proceeds of crime laws may allow his client to challenge his conviction for supporting terrorism.

The chairman of Lenovo Group, Yang Yuanqing, wants to challenge perceptions of Chinese companies as mainly producers of cheap, low-end products.

President Robert Mugabe is facing a formidable challenge to his 28-year rule from two opponents.

War On Terror: The surge strategy produced an astonishing turnaround in Iraq. Now the challenge is defeating Iranian-backed Shiite militias trying to undo that progress. Naturally, Democrats recommend surrender.

Challenge lies in inflation caused by increasing food and transport prices

Finding a job is turning out to be a very tough challenge for returning veterans; harder than for civilians of similar age and education.

Midfield schemer Paul Scholes has called on United's big-name players to rise to the challenge ahead of the Red Devil's Roman battle.

Consider your challenges lessons and your enemies as angels.

The Frenchman (Monfils at the French Open) is taking the challenge now.

Obviously, that would have been the ultimate challenge.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/10/08

A Challenge for Ethnic Media - When Coverage Provokes Threats From Your Own Community

Jordanians believe steadily rising prices represent the biggest domestic challenge facing the cash-strapped kingdom, a poll showed last Monday.

The equality watchdog said on Monday it would consider mounting a legal challenge if the government succeeds in extending pre-charge detention of terrorism suspects to 42 days.

Natural food co-ops throughout the nation will conduct a national "Eat Local Challenge" throughout the summer months, inviting individuals to try to consume 80 percent of their diets, or four out of every five meals, using food grown or produced locally.

Ahmedabad, Mar 31: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today called upon researchers and scientists to accept the challenge to develop low cost life saving medicines so that the poor could afford them.

Arsene Wenger has billed the Champions League fixture against Liverpool as the start of the most challenging period he has faced in nearly 12 years in charge of the north London club.

THE VILLAGES — Dozens of fresh-faced, tightly-muscled young men outswam, outran, and outmuscled a handful of Villages residents brave enough to participate in Saturday’s U.S. Navy SEALs Fitness Challenge at Laurel Manor Recreation Center.

U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg's path toward the Democratic nomination to run for a fifth Senate term grew less certain Monday, with growing speculation that he may be challenged by a South Jersey congressman.

DWAIN CHAMBERS could still challenge his lifetime Olympic ban despite an announcement that he is having a trial with rugby league club Castleford.

Thousands of students at Hartland Middle School at Ore Creek have been touched in different ways by the annual daylong series of intense workshops known as Challenge Day.

Serena Williams always seems to rise to the challenge at Key Biscayne, where she has won four titles and returned to the quarterfinals.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/09/08

Ahmedabad, Apr 1: South African team is confident to meet the Indian spin challenge in the second test beginning on Thursday in Ahmedabad, said coach Mickey Arthur.

Pakistan army does not want to return to the barracks and leave the political process out of its control, posing the gravest challenge to the democracy, a top Pakistani Communist leader said here today.

Mr. Abdul-Majeed Bawa has announced his intention to challenge the Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alhaji Malik Yakubu Alhassan for the NPP Yendi constituency parliamentary seat.

Barclays Global Investors, one of the world's largest asset managers, will today host "The iShares Extreme Bridge to Bridge Challenge," an invitational sailing race from the Golden Gate Bridge to Bay Bridge in San Francisco Bay.

Just because you are getting older doesn't mean you should stop keeping in shape. The Chilton County Senior Connection has decided to take the President's Challenge and work on losing weight.

Anand, April 1: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has expressed confidence that the youths of Gujarat will successfully overcome the challenge posed by Chinese engineering and manufacturing sectors.

The Edgecombe County Board of Elections on Monday – during a meeting that lasted less than five minutes – dismissed the most recent residency challenge filed against Rocky Mount Ward 1 Councilman Andre Knight.

Small Business Camp To Announce Newest Venture:Web-Based, Reality Television Series-The 16 Week Challenge™.Andrew Morrison's The 16 Week Challenge™ is a "live" internet reality show which will follow twelve entrepreneurs armed with an idea, as they struggle to make their dreams come true in 16 weeks.

Women’s Refuge says the major increase in family violence crimes in 2007 shows the massive challenge facing the country and all agencies dealing with domestic violence.

Want to bag a peak or two in Big Bear? Those who are in good shape can join the Seven Summits of Big Bear challenge. The first hike is Saturday, March 29, to Bertha Peak.

Rising fuel, fertilizer and labor costs are presenting a challenge to southern New Mexico farmers.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/08/08

Scouting offers boys an environment that is both challenging and adventurous, offers leadership and maturity. The goal of Scouting is to help boys develop into honorable men through the values of character development, citizenship, and mental and physical fitness. Scouting is a values-based program with its own code of conduct as stated by the Cub Scout Promise and the Boy Scout Oath & Law. This program prepares young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them Scouting's values. What other program can provide boys a chance to go camping, experience hands on leadership, explore and learn about the outdoors, how to save a life, and discover new areas of our world. That is just a few benefits of what Scouting has to offer.

An exhibition due to open in Wellington seeks to challenge preconceptions about transgender and intersex people.

The wrenching changes at eBay underscore the challenges it and other mature Internet companies face as they enter the second decade of the dot-com era, analysts say. Like its Silicon Valley neighbor, Yahoo, and Microsoft, eBay is confronted by the growing shadow of Google as well as the looming presence of longtime rival and other e-commerce sites.

“Corn plantings could be a real challenge, and he later you go into May, the lower yield we are going to see.”

Soon, Fresh & Easy will probably face challenges from competitors such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Vons owner Safeway Inc., which are considering versions of stores “that will also be smaller and convenient, but have the selections that American shoppers expect.

The Australia route “is in dire need of competition and a good shake-up, and that’s a challenge we are always keen to take on,” said Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group.

Being newly solo can be very lonely for the adult. Mattingly said the classes can offer a support network, too. "It's about knowing where the resources are and asking for help," Mattingly said. "They will know they are not alone. There are legal challenges we can help with, like dealing with child support. They can help each other."

Selling a home on a heavily traveled road long has been a challenge.

Posted: Today at 6:31 a.m. CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. rises to a celebrity challenge to raise $1 million for the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation (EBMRF) in just two weeks.

Briton looks ahead to challenge of maiden DTM campaign.

If you've noticed town staff looking healthier and fit lately, it's for a reason. Since February, town workers have been engaging in a health and fitness challenge that has encouraged staff to walk more and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/07/08

Gloucester boss Dean Ryan respects the challenge of Munster ahead of their Heineken Cup clash.

The students and staff of Northwest Elementary School recently participated in a nine-week fitness challenge. The staff had a goal of exercising 120 minutes a week, while students were asked to exercise 150 minutes per week.

If you’re ready, as the ads say, to “accept the challenge,” then get your registration in for the 22nd annual Fitness Challenge Triathlon today.

REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN BETHLEHEM -- Kenny Curran, a Democrat who ran for the vacant 32nd Senate District seat in a special election in January, will not challenge Sen. Robert J. Kane, R-Watertown, to a rematch in November, he said Friday.

The average age of people on campus at Butte College dipped considerably Wednesday as 480 elementary school students received a tour of college life and a chance to cheer on their classmates competing in a trivia challenge.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— Thousands of farmers on Wednesday lifted a three-week strike that produced food shortages at markets throughout this 40 million-person country and represented the biggest challenge so far to President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

At Lake Clyde, horseshoes, volleyball and knife and tomahawk throwing will be among the fun activities. Each camporee will have fishing and a dessert cook-off. At Billy Gibbons', it will be a boy event; at Lake Clyde, it is an adult leader challenge. Billy Gibbons will have a special challenge for Scouts age 14 and up: the Ultimate Survivor Challenge. Boys will be challenged to demonstrate skills that they might use in a survival situation.

Just compete with him, Fisher told Brewer. Challenge him as best you can, Fisher counseled, and don’t get overly frustrated because Bryant is going to score.

Challenger claims win over Mugable.

Tens of thousands of pro-government demonstrators marched through downtown Tuesday in a show of support for an Argentine leadership facing a stiff challenge from rebellious rural growers.

Analysts call the crisis the strongest challenge to date to the five-year rule of Fernandez and her husband.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/06/08

Craig’s sprinting gunshot scene is literally breathless – his chest heaves hard after multiple takes, but he laughs matter-of-factly later when asked about high-altitude challenges.

Despite the challenges, Telsa says it hopes to complete nearly 1,000 Roadsters by year-end and to open three retail outlets, including one in Santa Monica. “It is something we absolutely can do,” Mush, the chairman, said. The start-ups “mistakenly believe that they have the problems all worked out.” The company is developing it’s own electric car, set to go on sale in Japan next year. “They’re butting up against some big challenges of the auto industry itself.”

Mugabe’s party to challenge Zimbabwe election results.

Merrill is likely in search of “the next exponential challenge, something really hard that has never been done before.” For now, Merrill says he’s open to new ideas: “I don’t need to solve the problem for the industry first. I need to solve the problem for EMI. The industry will follow the leaders.”

It’s about challenging yourself every day/

That would help his challenge for the title.
Developed by emergency medical response professionals to meet real world challenges, ReddiNet®, now a third-generation product, has been designed with direct input from over a thousand professionals. It is continuously improved based on feedback from the people who use it.

The Boy Scouts will host its inaugural Corporate Pinewood Derby Challenge on April 19 at the Multipurpose Building at State Fair Community College. Businesses, community organizations and government officials may design and carve their own cars featuring the logos and symbols of their companies.

Bucking party leaders who urged him not to run, U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews has decided to challenge Frank Lautenberg for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.

A prominent minister has risked incurring the wrath of his leader and chancellor after he today advised publicans on how to challenge government's plans to continue raising alcohol tax

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) may not be facing a strong field of Republican challengers, but he will be facing spirited primary opposition from Rep. Robert Andrews (D-N.J.) Andrews announced this evening that he intends to challenge the 84-year-old senator in the June 3 Democratic primary.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/05/08

Our opposition is much weaker than those in Iran or Venezuela, where critics have challenged authoritarian governments.

For value managers, the challenge is knowing what a company is really worth, and to do that a manager has to understand exactly how a company makes money – and can sustain those earnings.
This is a very challenging external environment, reflecting a seismic shift in consumer preferences.

Challenges Await Next Irish Premier

Garmin Ltd., a maker of personal navigation devices, is facing a sea of challenges.

Both UBS and Deutsche Bank said market conditions deterioriated in March. Conditions have become significantly more challenging during the last few weeks.

Big Record Labels, MySpace Challenge iTunes – While MySpace has cleared the hurdle of finding a way to collaborate with the major record labels, it faces a number of potential challenges, including heavy competition, changing music-listening habits and the fact that unauthorized free downloads through file-sharing services continue to be wildly popular.

It’s an incredible frustration that’ I’ve got some of hte most decent, hard-working, honest, passionate, straight-shooting, non-ideological people who just want to tell the damn truth, and how to get this pas this image that we’re just middlebrow , you know, a magazine that your grandparents get, or something, that’s the challenge. And I just don’t know how to do it, so if you’ve got any ideas, tell me.

In an interview, Mr. Ferguson said the company has “changed quite a bit” and recognizes the greater competitive challenges it faces. I don’t think we’re a poor man’s anything.

The challenge over the next year or so is to move toward accelerating the growth of the organization.

The effort significantly adds to the legal forces that over the past seven years have challenged the administration’s plan to run an offshore court that provides defendants fewer rights than civilian trials or courts-martial.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/04/08

Swansea's six Active Swansea centres have set up an April challenge for people to run, walk or cross-train 45km during the month.

High-definition TV will be available free from the end of next year, it was announced today. In a challenge to Sky, four HD channels are to be launched through the Freeview service, which is already in 15 million British homes

The Timmins High & Vocational School boys' hockey team were riding a momentous win, heading into their toughest challenge yet at the provincial school championships in Ottawa this week.

KINGSTON — Sanborn Regional High School students are currently participating in a social entrepreneurial student leadership challenge.

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Mississippi is considering a legal challenge to new Environmental Protection Agency rules aimed at reducing smog amid complaints by businesses that the rules went too far.

DOWAGIAC -- Southwest Michigan College is challenging hikers and runners to trample 1.4 to 6.2 miles of scenic earth in and near the campus for Earth Day.

The challenge is to stop school violence. Some students say it's working.

The university attracts more students from International Baccalaureate program – the most challenging courses in American high schools – than any other college.

Sales reps are out in the field and they’re kind of on islands. “It’s a challenge to keep everyone connected.”

The Challenge: some workers have been reluctant to let go of the old way of doing things. So the firm has enlisted some reps to show and encourage others to use the system.

For SAG, the challenge lies in negotiating a deal in the wake of negotiations between the WGA and the Directors Guild of America.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/03/08

New Delhi, April 4: The Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has seriously underestimated the technological challenge of steering the earth away from the dangers posed by climate change, three scientists have claimed.

Boilermakers don't back down from a challenge, which is why the Purdue Cancer Center is challenging students to join the fight against cancer.

TORONTO, Ontario (AP) -- Canada's Supreme Court ruled Thursday it would not hear a terrorism suspect's challenge to a law that blocks defendants from seeing secret intelligence related to their cases.

INFLUENTIAL Liberal MPs are urging former federal treasurer Peter Costello to stay in politics and challenge for the leadership.

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called the current global economic crisis the largest challenge of its kind in centuries on Saturday while addressing some of the world's key decision makers at a summit.

Omega Alpha Academy winners in repair challenge in Sierra Vista’s Cochise College.

The union leaders from Dacia Automobile Pitesti declared, yesterday, that the announcement made one day before by the representatives of the administration in relation to production being resumed by the workers from the first two shifts is “a challenge against the strikers” for them to renounce protests, according to Mediafax.

Broomfield residents participated in the Get Fit, Stay Fit Challenge and took off a total of 775 pounds. The challenge was a part of America On the Move's small changes to better health program.

The Greater London authority has launched a legal challenge against the planned closure of 171 post offices in London

Monday was the official start of Barton University's first Survivor Challenge. With 232 employees participating, it's going to be a fierce competition.

Patients prefer to challenge nurses rather than doctors about safety issues related to their care, a British study found.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/02/08

TRENTON — Bucking party leaders who urged him not to run, Rep. Rob Andrews has decided to challenge Frank Lautenberg for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.

Federal Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson says he is not worried about reports that former treasurer Peter Costello is being urged to challenge him for the party's leadership.

Two teams from 'Iolani School are going on to a regional competition after winning the 2008 Island Insurance Companies Economics Challenge.

The Nease High School Girls lacrosse team and members of the Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity at the University of North Florida recently went through the Adventure Challenge Course at the duPont Family YMCA, learning firsthand how important teamwork is for success in any situation.

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

The city parks and recreation department had hoped to open the New Tampa Nature Park this spring, but a challenge of the bids has delayed construction for seven months.

A Northern Illinois University law student will challenge Brad Burzynski in the November general election to represent the 35th District in the state Senate.

Inflationary pressures pose a greater challenge to Southern Africa than global financial-market turmoil, South African Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni said on Friday.

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.

HARROW Council's plans for a new leisure centre could be challenged after complaints from sports users. A cross party challenge panel could be set up to look at concerns about the proposed replacement centre, in Christchurch Avenue.

Raybestos will have a year long challenge in both the Indy Car Series and the Firestone Indy Lights.In Indy Car 5,000 for each race and 25,000 for overall best average finish in all road and street events. For the Firestone Indy Lights it will be 2,500 each race and 10,000 for the yearly average

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Challenges In The News 06/01/08

WORCESTER - U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Mass., challenged the Colleges of Worcester Consortium to inspire a new generation of thinkers to shift America's priorities in health care, education and the economy, at Mechanics Hall last night during the consortium's 40th anniversary celebration.

The most effective teachers are attracted by opportunities for professional autonomy, school responsiveness to student needs, and the prospect of responsibility, while the least effective teachers are averse to change and challenge, according to new research from the University of Melbourne.

The 1-Year $1 Million Challenge - At a certain age, just one year of maxing out your annual 401(k) and IRA contributions can make you a millionaire by the time you hit retirement.

He’s worked hard to meet every challenge.

The CCC comprises representatives from Cornell, Ithaca College and Tompkins-Cortland Community College and meets regularly to discuss shared interests and challenges.

Finally, let me challenge you to respond to the challenge of no dropped units.

The challenge is: How do you resolve these conflicts in an 11-, 12-, or 13-year-old's mind?

SEVERAL YEARS AGO, when 50 of the nation's best Scoutmasters gathered at Philmont Scout Ranch, they were asked: "What is your greatest challenge?" Their answer wasn't a lack of parent support or inadequate finances or competition from organized sports. It was simply: "How can we teach boys the values of good character?"

Getting Marte at-bats a challenge

A splinter group of Republicans is expected to announce today its intention to challenge party-backed candidates for two seats on the Board of Freeholders and the office of county clerk.

FREMONT -- The Best of Sandusky County Pizza Challenge kicks off its first event Sunday.