Thursday, July 31, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/31/08

WELSH allies of Gordon Brown insisted yesterday it would be “suicide” to force a challenge to the Prime Minister’s position.

Councilor Sharon Konopa intends to challenge Mayor Dan Bedore for his office in the November general election.

The four year Highway 101 construction project from Santa Barbara to Montecito has inspired a Commuter Challenge competition among teams and area employers. The commute challenge is a team-based competition during the months of August and September.

The state Supreme Court has rejected a broad challenge to New Jersey's rules governing the humane care of farm animals, sending the matter back to the state Agriculture Department for fine-tuning. The court considered a challenge brought by a coalition of animal rights activists.

Alternative energy production a challenge for GCC nations

PLANO, Texas , July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- After successfully completing the Doritos "THE QUEST" challenge, 23-year-old John Wright of Rock Hill, S.C. has emerged as the winner, claiming a triangular solid gold artifact valued at $100,000 .

New Zealander Valerie Vili's Olympic Games challenge grows tougher by the day as her chief rival for gold hurls the shot put further.

LONDON - A senior member of Britain’s governing Labour Party called yesterday for a radical overhaul of party politics, a move commentators saw as a potential challenge to Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s leadership.

R.H. Donnelley Corp's (RHD) ability to deleverage remains a concern following this morning's announcement of revised ad sales guidance downward, according to Fitch Ratings. The challenge the company faces in reducing leverage was highlighted in a piece published by Fitch 'R.H. Donnelley Corp - Cost of Flexibility and Challenges of Deleveraging' on July 28.

Concerned about the potential costs, board members of the Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority decided not to challenge a controversial state permit for a phosphate mine that would destroy hundreds of acres of wetlands and streams that feed into the Peace River.
Rural development continues to constitute a challenge for the India in the post-independent era, former president Dr A P J Kalam said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/30/08

A teenager behind the wheel of a car that crashed and caused a flood on Rte. 9 early yesterday morning was arrested after challenging police to a drinking contest, police said.

Team USA on Wednesday sized up the unique challenge of containing towering centre Yao Ming, China's main threat in their hotly anticipated Olympic opener.

The appointment of Northern Ireland's first Victims' Commission will be subject to legal challenge, it was revealed today.

With Carlos Zambrano facing Ben Sheets, both the Cubs and Brewers knew they'd have to be close to perfect. Only the Cubs rose to the challenge.

David Miliband was ordered to 'shut up' yesterday by furious allies of Gordon Brown after his repeated refusals to rule out a leadership challenge.

Gordon Brown is ready to mark out David Miliband as his heir apparent and so fend off an early leadership challenge, it was revealed last night.

A CHALLENGE for the Premier's job is expected within weeks, with the Labor Party's head office mounting a concerted campaign to oust Morris Iemma.

NEWLY-CROWED Welsh Boys champion Ross McLister will spearhead the challenge for the Home International title at the Royal County Down Club, in Northern Ireland, from August 5-7.

Scottish squad prepares for the challenge of the Spa 24 Hours at the famed Ardennes venue.

Minot's Doyle Radke has faced nearly every challenge the game of golf has to offer. But, as he enters the first round of the 2008 State Senior Match Play Tournament today at Souris Valley Golf Course, the five-time Nicklaus champion will have a new challenge to overcome.

Juventus striker Vincenzo Iaquinta believes the bianconeri will pose a stern challenge to European champions United when they visit Old Trafford next Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/29/08

The Justice Department's $5.8 million settlement with Steven Hatfill, named a "person of interest" in the 2001 anthrax attacks, leaves unresolved his challenge to reporters' rights in protecting sources of sensitive information.

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.

LITTLE ROCK — A Jefferson County circuit judge erred in dismissing a lawsuit challenging a millage increase in the Dollarway School District because plaintiffs challenged the tax, not the millage election, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

CARSON CITY -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Raggio, the dean of the Legislature, on Thursday became the latest of a growing number of Nevada politicians whose right to run for another term has been challenged.

ISLAMABAD, June 26: A petition was filed before the Supreme Court on Thursday challenging the payment of seven-month salaries to the deposed judges, including Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, and seeking to initiate a contempt of court case against the individual who had delivered the cheques.

"IT has an obligation to find a simplified approach to a business problem, and everyone should be challenged to find the most elegant solution."

THE Curve's outdoor Piazza was a hive of activity last Saturday with Fitness First's Community Miracle 08 challenging the public to a workout to raise funds for two non-profit organizations – Mercy Malaysia and Kirtarsh Home, a home for disabled children in Bukit Beruntung in Rawang.

Bengie Molina should have known better. The Giants' speed-challenged catcher should have been satisfied with a single to left in the third inning Wednesday against the Indians.

DIPOLOG CITY--I am still in my hometown attending to my seriously ill mother. But I was told Mayor Tomas Osmeña challenged me to produce my “reliable source” who saw him brandish a gun when he apprehended taxi drivers and owners of private vehicle illegally parked near Fuente Osmeña two weeks ago.

Pro-gun groups filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging a long-standing Chicago handgun ban only hours after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down a similar ban in the District of Columbia.

ROCKWOOD, Tenn. (BP)--Mike Winters challenged himself to read more books than ever before. Averaging more than a book per week, the Southern Baptist pastor read 68 books during 2007.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/28/08

Virgin Media is to launch a Challenge-branded interactive gaming channel.

Indiana based veteran James Morrow 11-10 (5 KO’s) will be stepping in to challenge former IBA cruiserweight kingpin Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn on July 12th at the Bernie Robbins Stadium in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Former Star Spencer High School wrestler Raymond Lane isn't one to back away from a challenge.

MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA-- - Hybrid Technologies, Inc., emerging leaders in the development and marketing of lithium-powered products worldwide, shared their viewpoint on Senator John McCain's recent challenge to award $300M to best development of electric vehicles with 300 mile drive range.

Don't limit challenge to 'green' car battery Franklin L. Greene - Loudon, Tenn. John McCain's "green" car battery proposal has merit but is needlessly limited to a single potential technology. Instead of limiting the challenge to improved batteries, he should...

Monday, 9:40am - HAVE you got the nerve to abseil down an 80-foot church tower? The challenge has been made. (25/06/2008)

(New York City) Conservatives from the world's largest Anglican provinces who are angered by liberal thinking in churches in North America and elsewhere are creating a global fellowship that challenges worldwide Anglican unity but stops short of a formal split.

Dan Powell, of St. Clairesville, Ohio, and Dennis Billingsley, of Milan, Ind., advanced through the recent regional competition at the Bass Pro Shops Harrisburg store to earn spots in the national finals of the Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge.

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.

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The subscription-music site Rhapsody on Monday said it will start selling unprotected songs online as it tries to drum up sales and challenge the dominance of Apple Inc. and its popular iTunes service.

June 30 (Bloomberg) -- A man who murdered the 11-year- old son of the Metzler banking family in Frankfurt in 2002 lost a bid to challenge his conviction by arguing he was submitted to torture by German police.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/27/08

High court rejects challenge to legality of border fence. The Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge by environmental groups and more than a dozen members of Congress. If the court had agreed to review the challenge, it wouldn’t have heard arguments until its next term, which begins in October. A federal judge agreed and imposed the strict rules that the Bush administration now is challenging.

New music store to take on iTunes. Like other recent challengers – and unlike iTunes – the Rhapsody MP3 store will feature songs that aren’t constrained by anti-copying measures.

He can’t be fired until after he is given a hearing to challenge the decision.

Among those challenging that assessment is Gerhard Tuschla, a reporter for Austrian public broadcaster ORF.

Fed likely to hold rates steady. “These are very challenging waters to navigate,” said economist Richard Yamarone at Argus Research.

Pentagon: Taliban attacks may grow. Insurgents will continue to challenge the government in southern and eastern Afghanistan, and that may also move to increase their power in the north and west, the report predicted.

The government and party – wary about anything that might challenge their monopoly on power – is still trying to figure out how much of a role it wants people like Chen to play.

Solicitors working in Scotland's busiest court plan to challenge new legal aid regulations.

By embracing the iPod, digital music seller is spending $50-million to challenge Apple's market leadership.

KUALA LUMPUR, June 30 (Bernama) -- The greatest challenge in the domestic front is to address the skills and talent gap, according to Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Senator Tan Sri Amirsham A. Aziz.

India - Climate Change - PM Climate Change is a global challenge and it can only be successfully overcome through a global, collaborative and cooperative effort, said Dr. Manmohan Singh Monday in New Delhi.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/26/08

A High Court judge refuses to throw out a challenge to the appointment of four victims commissioners.

WASHINGTON: Finance Minister P Chidambaram considers inflation the country's biggest challenge today and regards becoming an open market as the way forward.

June 26 (Bloomberg) -- Conrad Black , the former Hollinger International chairman whose U.S. fraud conviction was upheld yesterday, must pay C$18,000 ($17,800) to the Globe and Mail for costs stemming from its challenge of a secrecy order over limits on money he and his wife could spend.

A year after succeeding Tony Blair as Britain's prime minister, Gordon Brown's poll ratings have sunk and talk of a challenge to his leadership is rife.

A NSW man has lost his High Court bid to challenge the $22 million Commonwealth government grant given to World Youth Day organisers.

Central defender Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool will mount a serious challenge for silverware next season.

Some teenagers in the South Valley got a new outlook on life after taking part in a health and fitness challenge.

The Supreme Court on Thursday made it difficult for utility companies to successfully challenge costly, long-term energy supply contracts negotiated during the West Coast energy crunch seven years ago.

A Washoe County resident has filed a term limits challenge against Sen. Majority Leader Bill Raggio, R-Reno. Raggio is running for reelection to the Senate. He was first elected in 1972.

An appeals court yesterday rebuffed an attempt by cable providers to challenge a rule that makes it easier for phone companies and other potential competitors to move in on their turf.

WITH three key players out, the Inverell Highlanders have a challenge ahead of them, coach Ron Walters says.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/25/08

QUESTION: What has been your greatest challenge as a father? What did you learn from it?

WITH three key players out, the Inverell Highlanders have a challenge ahead of them, coach Ron Walters says.

Thailand's prime minister and seven of his Cabinet ministers staved off a parliamentary challenge Friday, easily winning a series of no-confidence votes after a debate that saw them accused of incompetence, mismanagement and yielding national sovereignty.

FOUR fundraisers for a Polegate-based charity are training hard for a 1,000 mile bike ride challenge. (26/06/2008 08:14:32)

The Supreme Court on Thursday made it difficult for utility companies to successfully challenge costly, long-term energy supply contracts negotiated during the West Coast energy crisis seven years ago.

Millions of discarded mobile phones and computers are posing a "major challenge" to human health, the chief of the United Nations Environment Programme said Thursday.

Multnomah County approved a plan Thursday to build the largest solar installation in the Northwest on the roofs of government buildings. The deal could open the floodgates to more of the same depending on the outcome of a legal challenge.

Posted: Friday, June 27, 2008 at 11:47 a.m. JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (AP) -- A judge considers a legal challenge to a proposed ballot measure affecting Missouri's casino industry.
Environmentalists plan a court challenge to the state air board's approval of a new coal-fired power plant in far southwest Virginia.

A split Iowa Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied a Pleasant Hill woman's challenge of a city ordinance. The appeals case also sheds some light on Pleasant Hill's ultimately unsuccessful effort to retain City Administrator Robert Fagen.

The High Court has refused to hear a challenge to the constitutional legality of the Federal Government spending $22 million on Catholic World Youth Day (WYD).

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/24/08

(Rupert) Murdoch has basically commodified the news. He has basically suppressed the highest traditions of journalism, from objectivity to challenging the powers that be, and he has taken advantage of the public airwaves ... and engaged in soliloquies of extraordinary abuse of people who cannot fight back.

In the latest in his series of interviews as part of the Kaplian-NEWSWEEK M.B.A. program, NEWSWEEK Chairman Richard M. Smith spoke with Hackett about his career and the challenges facing his indsutry.

But when Robert Levy, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and the engine behind the Heller lawsuit, determined the time was ripe to challenge the D.C. gun ban in court, one of the factors motivating him was this intellectual shift in the liberal academy.

Officers all across Iraq are coming to grips with Wright’s dilemma. And the challenge they face – how to reconcile with your enemies – is exactly that confronted by Iraqis, too.

The CEO Challenge – Sustaining Growth, Expanding the Boundaries. The challenge for CEO’s goes beyond finding growth, to sustaining it and changing business models to ensure future competitiveness.
Expeditions that had been about challenge and self-fulfillment become a desperate 48-hour attempt at retreat and survival. The goal is no longer the summit of the world’s most celebrated mountain but the relative safety of base camp.
Growth is challenging for all of us. So we’re at least going to have to be as cost-efficient as possible so we can grow our profitability.

Judge backs LAPD Policy: Jurist tosses out a lawsuit challenging curbs on officers’ immigration inquiries.

Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan has told a Labor Party conference in Perth that inflation is his Government's biggest challenge.

A TEAM of project workers travelling to one of the poorest nations on earth will be facing a tough culinary challenge before they even set off.

Generic drug maker Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. said late Thursday it won a patent challenge regarding Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s drug Mirapex, increasing the possibility of a generic launch.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/23/08

A slew of National Park Service and EPA officials have challenged the rule change, arguing that it will worsen visibility in already-impaired areas.

With the general election campaign approaching, McCain faces the challenge of trying to overcome the popular impression – reinforced in Democratic ads – that he intends to keep the United States in Iraq for 100 years if it followed the pattern of U.S. deployments in Korea or Germany, where there is no fighting.

Hezbollah said the Cabinet decision to targets its telecommunications and intelligence capacities was tantamount to challenging its weapons and made the government’s supporters fair game.

Icahn’s challenge opens a dramatic new chapter in a saga that began January 31, when Microsoft stunned Yahoo with a takeover bid that started out at $44.6 billion, or $31 per share, and then rose to $47.5 billion, or $33 per share.

Stevens voted against the Kentucky Death Row inmates who challenged the state’s execution procedures.

The work of a Disney animator, as the studios roared from strength to strength could be as numbing as the daily grind on any other production line. The constant perusal of the storyboards pinned along the wall; the mute challenge of the pile of medium-grade bond paper and the pencil-sharpener full of shavings; the exposure-sheet tacked to the drawing-board, giving the exact times alloted to the scene and the dialogue.

The value has everything to do with combining Yahoo! and Microsoft, which run a distant second and third in the lucrative business of web search and related advertising, in order to challenge the clear leader, Google.

And 1968 was a natural time for Mexico’s youth to challenge the regime; it was, after all, the year of global student revolt. All of Mexico’s demonstrations that summer had an especially dramatic feel because of the imminent arrival of the games.

The main challenge facing the new president will not be to blunt American exceptionalism, but make sure that American triumphalism is not replaced by grumpy and irresponsible isolationism.

It’s possible, scientists say, that a challenge to the immune system – be it an infection, a vaccine or some other trigger – could stress already fragile cells and exacerbate the problem.

To enhance privacy, they created “mini-pods.” Fliers loved them, but for airlines they created challenges, since they take up far more floor space. So designers at B/E began obsessing over LOPAs, an industry acronym for “layout of passenger arrangement.”

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/22/08

This coming year will be very nasty for everyone. Nor can the U.S. protect the regime from its own domestic challenges, ranging from religious zealotry to pressure for modernization to rising unemployment and a tidal wave of your (40% of the population is under 15 years of age) – all of which makes the regime’s task of acting only with consensus that much harder.

In fact, cities facing the same challenges, including Long Beach, have already moved to curtail residential and commercial water usage and punish waste.

Nasrallah warned May 8 that the decisions announced two days earlier amounted to a serious provocation that challenged the group’s self-proclaimed status as leader of the resistance to Israeli and American plans for the region.
Cole also warned of a “challenging” environment facing Republicans this fall, and an overarching reason for that stems from public attitudes toward the GOP’s leader for eight years, President Bush. The challenge that the governor and lawmakers face is daunting. The state has dropped $6 billion further into the red since January, when California was already struggling financially.
An even tougher challenge for Mr. Immelt than selling weak businesses may be turning around ailing businesses he is determined to keep.

Mr. Salter says he plans to advise Sen. McCain to challenge Sen. Obama on trade and on what Mr. Salter says is the Democrat’s “empty optimism.”

AT&T, Others Hit by Challenges in India

CBS bids to boost Internet reach: Its $1.8 billion deal for CNET is eye-popping, drew flak from critics for its high price and its daunting management challenges.
China allows foreign relief teams as earthquake toll rises. Officials say the death count may double to 50,000. Accessing the mountainous area remains a challenge.
The plan by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, City Atty. Dennis Herrera and gay rights lawyers to challenge state law by marrying same-sex couples was carefully drawn.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/21/08

Helping the industry ride tough times is one reason Surf Summit continues to draw more than 300 participants, despite the economic challenges.

“The long-term vision may be worthwhile, but clearly they’re grappling with short term issues as relates to financing,” he said. “The credit markets and the slowdown in housing create a challenge.
“The challenge is to always be new, to constant reinvent yourself,” she said. “Were going for a living-room environment that also attracts the younger crowd.”

An attorney for Drew said a legal challenge was planned.

Challenging nations such as Saudi Arabia that discriminate against women, Bush urged greater women’s rights as a “matter of morality and of basic math. No nation that cuts half of its population from opportunities will be as productive or as prosperous as it could be. Women are a formidable force, as I have seen in my own family and my own administration.”

Big Brown faces a new hurdle. Casino Drive adds a challenge to the Belmont Stakes field that already has the attention on jockey Desormeaux.

Obama Courts Christian Voters in Kentucky – The initiative represents a direct challenge to Republicans, who successfully wooed conservative evangelical votes that in turn fueled President Bush’s re-election in 2004.

“The California Supreme Court is a famous and respected court, and (same-sex couples) have lost more legal challenges than they have won, so this is big news.”

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.
The numbers demonstrate the challenges private-equity and hedge funds are having as public companies.

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/20/08

Laurence Sunderland said a greater challenge for his son will be overcoming fatigue caused by sleep deprivation, periods of which Zac is bound to encounter, as he’ll be able to nap only during fair weather.
It’s becoming a much more challenging decision to remove susidies than in the past.

The “shareable” taco trio, a threesome of lobster, rib eye and chicken tacos, is another winner, although it’s challenging to share a small taco.

Our challenge is the spaghetti of systems.

And the government of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriquez Zapatero, which was elected for another four-year term in March, has wasted little time in addressing the economic challenges that now confront it.

But Mr. Solbes, who was the European commissioner for economic and monetary affairs for five years before returning to Spain as finance minister in 2004, now faces the toughest challenge of his career.

Real Estate: Maguire poses big test for new CEO. Nelson Rising returns to a company beset by challenges after its founder’s departure. But Nelson may face his toughest challenge in reviving Maguire Properties, the company that built some of the tallest buildings in the West and played a major role in re-defining the city’s skyline. “We have challenges, but I am very upbeat about the company’s prospects,” Rising said at the close of his first full day on the job. “The assets the company has are terrific.
The impasse highlighted a challenge in getting new products into the mass market.
The Eco-Kitchen Challenge – Renovating to be green takes more time, research and intestinal fortitude than doing it the regular way. Is a 16-month journey to a new kitchen worth it?
Natural disasters pose bigger challenges for authoritarian regimes.

“There is a lot of accumulation of wealth,” Mr. Nazif said, thanks to $100-plus-a-barrel oil. “On the other hand, there is the challenge of what to do with this money and how it reflects on the people in the area.” Mr. Nazif said that in Egypt, amid soaring global food prices, his government’s biggest economic challenge is to keep the country’s economic growth rate, which has remained high so far, on track.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/19/08

John Paul was one of the key figures in the collapse of European communism; he also played a significant role in democratic transitions in Latin America and East Asia, while defending the universality of human rights and challenging the intolerant secularism of European high culture.

The fate of the law remained in doubt until Monday because of legal challenges.

The company has a “whole range of challenges,” including heavy debt and a big stake in the Orange County office market, which has suffered from personnel cutbacks in the home mortgage industry and competion from new builders.

The thing that kept me energized was challenging myself to create something that was not formulaic and that was really worth listening to. At the same time, I didn’t want to alienate my fan base: I have aggressvie records for my male fans other songs for my female fans who enjoy the smoother side of what I do.

Going to Carrie’s dark side was something of a challenge for Parker.

The main challenge for drivers such as Rahal, Wilson and Power is transitioning to the IndyCar Series’ ovals after a steady diet of road and street courses in the Champ Car. As Mario Andretti says, “We didn’t start off wanting to knock off Penske; we just wanted to show that we could be a force to be reckoned with ... and I think we’ve show that. Roger definitely wants that challenge.

Obama, still fending off a challenge from Hillary Rodham Clinton, refused to confirm that he had enlisted Jim Johnson, a former Fannie Mae chief who led the Democratic search in 2004

Michael Nelson, author of a book about vice presidents, says McCain, 71, has a tougher challenge because of limited GOP bench strenghth and his age: “He’s got to get this right, and he doesn’t have very many good options.”

Group challenges ruling on gay marriage

There are more quality teams and drivers. It’s a big challenge for us, but I believe we’ll be very competitive. You’re going to see a lot of fast cars go backward and some slow ones come forward because the track changes so much.

Life with more balance: Exercise to hone strength and challenge the sensory system can reduce risk of falls. Balance training exercises focus on building strength and flexibility while also challenging the sensory systems involved in balance.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/18/08

This is a challenging time in the entertainment industry, and this was a tough negotiation.

Mena Suvari: ‘I never had my jaw hit the floor so many times reading a script,’ the actress says about ‘Stuck.’ She acts for the challenge, not the bikini roles. Instead she decided to make more distinctive and, she likes to put it, “challenging” choices.

We want this to be the final stop on this train. We don’t want to see this challenged again. That just extends the pain.

Beirut – A powerful rival to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was elected speaker of parliament Wednesday, clearing the way for a potential challenge to the hardline head of state before 2009 presidential elections.

The Challenges You May Face. The best way to begin dealing with you “sandwich” years is to recognize the situation you may find yourself facing. Regarding your parents, some of the challenges you may encounter include: How your parents want their estate divided; What help they need and want from you; Do they need assisted living?

The U.S. housing market “will continue to be challenging to the end of this year at least.

Discussion over a lunch of rice and vegetables provided by the government centered on the many grave challenges that the Qians face in their resettlement. There are lots of questionss, and few answers about how the family will survive in the long term.

I would be disingenuous if I didn’t tell you this morning we are challenged in Congress. It is a challenging time.

As the son of a Jewish cantor, he found writing a Christmas song to be a peculiar challenge.

To break free of these patterns, challenge your negative thoughts by considering another way of looking at the situation or asking yourself whether it will really matter in six months or five years.

Granted, I now have a perspective, a wisdom, a more comprehensive body of knowledge, if only I could remember it. But words elude me occasionally, which is challenging for a wordsmith.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/17/08

These types of situations can be very challenging to deal with.

You need to be ready emotionally, to meet the challenge.

The challenge with receivers is ...

Beijing Challenges Shanghai

The railroad industry is also trying to find off calls for tougher federal regulations that would make it easier for shippers to challenge prices in areas where a railroad has a monopoly.

Yahoo Chief Weighs Microsoft Proposals. He said Sony’s Blu-ray high definition video format will “more than hold up” against competition from new online video services. Blu-ray faces new challengers, including, which sells movie downloads and announced plans to offer streaming services and is increasingly challenging Apple in the digital realm.

Developers finally solved the problem of recording the phrase “It’s learning time!” in Mandarin, but new challenges are ahead. The company will soon be examining the LCD screens on learning toys to determine whether Chinese characters can be displayed clearly.

UFC has fight on hands. CBS event latest challenge to MMA leader.

The Economy: Resignation leaves Fed board ranks thin. His surprise announcement leaves an already short-staffed central bank even more depleted in the midst of the most challenging economy in decades.

Give each manager one challenge per game. The manager can use it anytime he wishes, although it’s likely he wouldn’t waste it in the early innings, no matter how egregious the call. Balls and strikes are out: You can’t challenge those. To prevent frivolous challenges to, say, break a pitcher’s rhythm, there would be a penalty for asking for a reply on a call that was correct. You’d give up a ball or a strike on the spot, depdnding on whether you were in the field or at bat. And you’d also lose the challenge you might need in later innings. In this way, instant replay would be self-policing.

EPA’s air tests to be challenged

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/16/08

The Beacon to the Future Library campaign is hoping someone in the Concho Valley is willing to rise to a challenge.

These challenges I have learned finally to accept, adapt, and appreciate.

Aries (March 21 – April 19) – 060808 – In the manner of a gifted artisan taking on a wacky, creative challenge, you manage to pull together the disparate resources offered to you and make them work.

Al Franken won a resounding endorsement for the U.S. Senate on Saturday from Minnesota Democrats, quickly addressing concerns about jokes that offend some people and promising a tough challenge to Republican Sen. Norm Coleman.

Comments from women who waiting in sweltering heat to hear the former first lady – some of whom wept – made it clear that Obama still had a challenge ahead in rallying Clinton’s supporters.

Those are the only two games that he was even challenged.

Safina (at French Open Women’s Final) stepping in to challenge that second serve.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) – 060708 – High standards are a part of your everyday life. Can you refrain from imposing yours on others? It’s challenging but doable. Someone close to you needs more tenderness than scrutiny.

Feinstein, who turns 75 this month, is 14 years older than Clinton. Both identify with the first generation of women who challenged barriers in politics and elsewhere.

If a candidate’s faith is sincere and mature, it naturally informs his or her political agenda. In truth, the profoundly important issues of our day – economic and social justice, war, immigration, health care, the environment – are every bit as spiritual as they are political. The emphasis on religion is helpful so far as it is ultimately about the candidates’ ability to grapple with and respond to these challenges.

It is one of the challenges of watching tennis on TV.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/15/08

First it went after drug dealers, then booze and car theft. Now the Palestinian movement Hamas, which seized power in Gaza a year ago, is taking on another challenge to its self-styled Islamist rule -- Internet pornography.

The new iPhone is built for business and that makes it a real challenge to the BlackBerry and other corporate cellphone systems for the first time, tech analysts say.

Journalists keen to shed the professional stereotype of overweight smokers tied to their desks can now join a running challenge. David Waddington, a reporter with the North Wales Pioneer, has thrown down the gauntlet to four types of reporters keen to prove they're the fittest.

Patients receiving treatment at the Mater Dei?s Renal Unit were paid an unusual visit Sunday morning by some 35 cyclists training for the annual HSBC Lifecycle Challenge from Lourdes in France to Casablanca in Morocco between August 14 and 25. The challenge, which this year marks its 10th anniversary, is supported by HSBC Life Assurance which committed ?20,000 for renal patients at Mater Dei.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is confronting another challenge: whittling down what is believed to be the largest presidential campaign debt in history.

THE SUPREME COURT yesterday ruled wisely that not every personnel decision made by the government should be subject to constitutional challenge.

After much urging on the part of public transportation stakeholders, Minister of Works and Transport Dr. Earl Deveaux confirmed that the government will initiate a 100-day challenge to help transform the public transportation system in The Bahamas.

Pakistan's President, Pervez Musharraf, faces a new challenge to his authority. Thousands of lawyers and other activists are headed to the capital Islamabad for a rally this week. They will demand that Musharraf resign and bring back the judges he fired last year. Protests calling for the reinstatement of judges fired by President Pervez Musharraf are the first major challenge to Pakistan's new coalition government. Pakistan's new ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani, says there is consensus that the judiciary should be restored, but disagreement on how to do it.

Larry Pontbriant’s father said the 60 people who took part in the fitness challenge Sunday may save someone’s life someday.

Al Franken, a longtime Democratic activist better known for his career as a comic entertainer, won the endorsement of Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party on Saturday for what is expected to be a competitive challenge against Republican Sen. Norm Coleman in this November's general election.

Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson said Friday he won't challenge the candidacies of five local office-holders who are seeking re-election.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/14/08

A Muslim group says it won't challenge the Walkersville Board of Zoning Appeals' decision denying the group's request to build a recreational and worship center on land zoned for agricultural use.

Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson said Friday he won't challenge the candidacies of five local office-holders who are seeking re-election.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will not bring a legal challenge to the decision of the Walkersville Board of Appeals to deny AMC's special exception application.

WEST CHESTER — St. Agnes Church has dropped its challenge to a zoning hearing board decision involving Feminique Boutique, a sex novelty shop near the church.

A Roseville woman who accepted the challenge of training a wild mustang in 90 days won't be parting from her four-legged student after all. Harry Schneider, of Oregon, left and his horse BeauRegard meet the horse's new owners after the auction at the Mustang Challenge on Saturday at the Horse Expo at Cal Expo.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - After a short but sour fight for the Democratic nomination, Rep. Rob Andrews' unexpected challenge to four-term Sen. Frank Lautenberg Senate will end Tuesday as voters cast their ballot in the state's primary election.

New Zealand must tackle "the sustainability challenge" if it is avoid an international backlash through trade protectionism, Prime Minister Helen Clark warned in Dunedin last night. Miss Clark was commenting in an address to more than 200 students at the University of Otago's Carrington College residential facility.

Nepal will face strong DPR Korea and Myanmar in the upcoming AFC Challenge Cup to be played in Hyderabad, India from July 30. Nepal will meet Myanmar on July 31 while it challenges DPR Korea on 2nd august. Nepal will play its third league match on 4th August.

A self-described "regular person" will challenge 2-term incumbent mayor Henry Jolly. Randall Moore said Friday he intends to pay his filing fee before the Friday, June 13, noon deadline. Moore picked up his election packet last week.

The Iranian regime supports violent extremists and challenges us across the region. It pursues a nuclear capability that could spark a dangerous arms race, and raise the prospect of a transfer of nuclear know-how to terrorists.

As the world clamors for more corn, wheat, soybeans and rice, farmers are trying to meet the challenge. But evidence suggests harvests will be average at best.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/13/08

COLUMBIA -- Democrat Michael Cone says he won't challenge the results of an upcoming automatic re-count in his U.S. Senate primary bid.

Russia's challenge today is to modernize its economy, politics and society as a whole.

London - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Wednesday narrowly survived a crucial challenge to his authority when parliament voted to raise the period terrorism suspects can be detained without trial to six weeks.

A federal judge has rejected an environmental group challenge to two logging projects in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest, saying the Forest Service did not violate federal law in approving the work.

A judge today will hear a challenge to a taxpayer suit that seeks to repeal a long-standing directive prohibiting Los Angeles police officers from asking arrestees about their immigration status.

In a bid to get local young people interested in the sciences two organizations are setting them a challenge.

In a challenge to the London Stock Exchange ’s success in drawing big initial public offerings, rival NYSE Euronext has launched a “fast path” campaign to persuade Chinese, Indian and Russian companies planning initial public offerings in the US to list partially in Europe as well.

Van Horn football coach Jeff Tolbert. Jeff Tolbert is ready for a challenge. And the newly hired Van Horn football coach will be in store for just that, especially in terms of getting players out this year.

Currently there is a clear need that is not being met in managing hypertension. Daiichi Sankyo would like to invite you to the media event An untold story in Hypertension ... the challenge for life where this unmet need will be discussed and addressed.

On Golf John Lindsay When you have accomplished what Tiger Woods has on the golf course, sometimes it can be difficult to find another challenge.

The new chief executive of Scotland's first national park yesterday said she was looking forward to the "challenge" of being at the helm of the organization.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/12/08

Daniel Jones has accepted Mick McCarthy’s challenge to Molineux’s “home grown” crew and pledged an all-out bid to claim a first team future at Wolves.

June 11 (Bloomberg) -- Antofagasta Plc , the copper producer controlled by Chile's Luksic family, fell the most in more than two weeks in London trading after it said maintaining margins will be a ``major challenge'' as energy prices rise.

SAVANNAH, Ga.----Health Discovery Corporation , a leader in support vector machine based molecular diagnostics development today announced that Yin Wen Chang, a student of Chih-Jen Lin from the National Taiwan University, distinguished herself in the first causality challenge organized for the World Congress on Computational Intelligence, WCCI 2008, which was held in Hong Kong, June 1-6, 2008.

Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc confirmed that its subsidiary, Barr Laboratories, Inc., has initiated a challenge of the patents listed by TAP Pharmaceuticals Inc. in connection with its Prevacid SoluTab delayed-release orally disintegrating tablets (lansoprazole), 15mg and 30mg.

Bobby Duke school a finalist in state fitness challenge

A SEAFORD businessman is gearing up for a big challenge this month — sailing to Dieppe on a raft made from reusable materials. (10/06/2008 08:21:13)
Its time for another "Where in the Universe" challenge. I'll admit, this one is a little unusual. And I'll also admit, the picture here is just part of of a larger image. But, showing the entire image might give it away. Can you guess what this is? This challenge requires [...]

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham faced a long shot primary challenge Tuesday from a fellow Republican who has hammered his ties to Arizona Sen. John McCain.

Tenterfield’s reputation for trimming torsos by the ton will meet further challenges when the FITKIDZ program begins in town next month followed by a second group weight loss challenge in September.

Former Democratic state Rep. Irving Slosberg appears poised to challenge four-term Palm Beach County Commissioner and political rival Burt Aaronson in a south-county Democratic primary.

Packing down a rugby league scrum is the opposite of being part of an All Blacks scrum preparing to take on an anticipated challenge from England, but it is something that Brad Thorn is relishing.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/11/08

I am deeply saddened by these terrible losses. At the same time, I am very proud of the way our Scouts and leaders responded. Even in the face of incredible challenge, they epitomized the very best about being a Scout.

John Kenny, of the Rotary Club of Grangemouth, Central, Scotland, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2009-10. He will become the president-nominee on 1 December if there are no challenging candidates.

Suspected terrorists and foreign fighters held by the U.S. military at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have the right to challenge their detention in federal court, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

In a recent challenge, readers over at Gamasutra sister site were tasked with a unique challenge - designing a game based on Shakespeare's Hamlet. The community came up with dozens of solutions, all inventive and educational. But some entries in particular stood out and have been highlighted on the site.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt fear the addition of twins to their growing family will be such a challenge they've asked the actor's parents to standby as potential caregivers.
The challenge of the web is to build a system that enables people to creatively solve problems that they couldn't solve on their own, said Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and director of the World Wide Web Consortium.

McCain feels YouTube heat after comedian issues "green screen" viewer challenge.

Henry Kuhl, for the fourth time in his nearly 30-year reign, beat back a challenge Tuesday night to his hold atop the county Republican Party organization.

Visiting Lewisham today to see a number of innovative initiatives and talk to young people, Beverley Hughes Young People’s Minister announced the local areas successful in securing funding for Challenge and Support projects.

For anyone who thinks the Nationwide Tour will chew up its new venue and blister scoring records, Northeast Pennsylvania Classic executive director Paul Taramelli has a challenge.

WELL-KNOWN Helderberg mountainbike rider, Errol Derrick, will be competing in one of the toughest MTB (mountainbike) events in the world in July, when he takes on an epic off-road trip from Pietermaritzburg to Paarl - called the Freedom Challenge.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/10/08

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Michael's Body Scenes has issued the call to enter its third annual “Survival of the Fittest Corporate Fitness Challenge.”

CAMDENTON - Match it or do better. That is the challenge Child Advocacy Council board president Dale Morris has for area businesses and residents.

A review of Australia's military court has heard the system is facing a significant challenge of having the resources to hold trials by jury.

Chief technology officers of top U.S. phone companies say dealing with growing Internet traffic is a key challenge, as they work on preventing services like video downloading from bogging down the network.

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill is ready to challenge for Blackburn Rovers winger David Bentley.

The Supreme Court of Canada is refusing to hear a challenge by a pair of New Brunswick lawyers who argue special circumstances warrant court-imposed custody orders be extended for children beyond 24 months.

Although, ASU and UA law schools expect increased interest from prospective students, those graduating next year could find it more challenging to secure jobs.

Zimbabwe's opposition leader called on his supporters Friday to challenge President Robert Mugabe's rule in next week's runoff election despite a "wave of brutality" he says the government has unleashed.
My challenge this summer and the challenge for the rest of my life is to find wines that will please the ever-changing palate of the woman who shares my bottles.

It’s a challenge to replace the thousands of air traffic controllers that are leaving, but it is a challenge we are meeting.

Contribution reports will be due on July 31. The larger the total reported by Villaraigosa, the greater the chance that he will frighten away any prospective opponent thinking of mounting a challenge in next spring’s election.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/09/08

Waterford - Thomas C. Simones of Waterford will challenge Sen. Andrea Stillman, D-Waterford, for the 20th District Senate seat. Simones,

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

Kansas continued its winning tradition Thursday night in the 17th annual Metro All-Star Challenge, defeating their state-line rivals from Missouri 20-9 at the Blue Valley District Activities Complex. It was the 10th series victory for the Kansans.

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.

VANCOUVER - B.C.'s highest court has dismissed a challenge to the federal sex offender registry.
EDUCATION's biggest challenge today is bridging the divide between those born into a digital world and those who were not, says Steven Naudé, MD of Pearson Education.

Waterloo region finished first in the province for the commuter challenge earlier this month. Instead of driving to work, nearly 23 hundred people carpooled or commuted by walking, cycling or taking the ...

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/08/08

The National Farmers Union called the initiatives a “first step” toward addressing the concerns of producers. The group has said increased volatility may challenge farmer’s ability to hedge risks.

The format also faces sales challenges that DVDs did not when they took over from VHS in the late 1990s. It doesn’t save any space compared with DVD, and there’s no need to replace a DVD collectino even once you buy a Blu-ray player because it will play you old discs.

Parents are fighting mad on school fund cuts. “It’s one of the things I’m putting a stop to,” said the recently appointed administrator. Sure, he said, it’s important to make parents aware of the challenges and recruit them into the cause, but “a slick, Fifth Avenue brochure” might not be the best way to reach the many parents who are unemployed, on welfare, or uninterested in the nuances of categorical funding.

“I enjoy the challenge,” she said. “I like doing what nobody else can do.”

Democratic strategists argued that Obama benefited from the bitter primary battle with Clinton in at least two ways: The contest forced him to contend with tough challenges from a tenacious opponent, and it aired controversial issues well before the November election.

McCain takes on Obama: “He’s an impressive man who makes a great first impression. But he hasn’t been willing to make the tough calls to challenge his party, to risk criticism from his supporters, to bring real change to Washington and I have.”

He started as an underdog, but that worked to Obama’s advantage. His strategists felt free to challenge convention thinking like the notion of targeting young people.

Even while celebrating his improbable achievement Tuesday night, Obama faced stinging reminders of challenges he has yet to overcome.
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.

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.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/07/08

“If that turns out to be our biggest challenge, we should be in good shape.”

A more philosophical view comes from Adam Galinsky, a professor Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management who studies ethics and decision making. Founders’ challenges in letting go have been studied for decades, without ever being solved in a last way.

One of the challenges for the next president will be that the federal government already is contractually obligated to accept fuel from nuclear utilities and to remove waste from states.

One reason: Some gay couples appear to be proceeding cautiously because they are worried about challenges to the high-court ruling, says David Paisley, a consultant to the hotel and travel industry on gay and lesbian market research.

Sen. Clinton’s refusal to drop out immediately came after her surrise win in South Dakota’s primary Tuesday. That victory didn’t change the dynamics of the race. But it underscored some of Sen. Obama’s weaknesses, which were on display over the final month of the long campaign, when he suffered s string of landslide losses to his challenger.

The Republican ticket has a different set of challenges this time around.

She ran for too long as the cautious and inevitable nominee, rather than as an aggressive, risk-taking challenger.

Court rejects challenges to its gay-marriage ruling

A prominent environmental group and several railroad advocacy organizations, however, contend that Union Pacific’s refusal will prove a formidable challenge to the project at a key moment. California voters will be asked in November to approve nearly $10 billion in bonds to help finance construction.

San Francisco – Gay couples in California rushed to set wedding dates Wednesday after the California Supreme Court’s unusually quick rejection of challenges to its historic decision permitting same-sex couples to wed.

A health challenge likely to grow more daunting. It’s hard enough for the disabled to find dental care. State cuts and other trends won’t help. The challenge had been finding a dentist willing to treat his namesake, who is 13 but looks like half that age.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/06/08

But globalization is here to stay. We need to respond with American ingenuity and optimism, rather than fear. Our biggest economic challenge is to create a path toward opportunity and mobility in the global economy.

Problems – and Solutions. Melinda Gates on how the Gates Foundation sets its priorities in a world filled with challenges. Melinda French Gates is co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as the wife to Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. Together, they head the world’s largest charitable foundation, tackling such problems as public-health issues in Africa, India and elsewhere and the U.S. public-school system. She talked with Walt Mossberg about the challenges of bringing vaccines to poor children in Africa and how involved she and Mr. Gates are in the day-to-day running of the foundation.

It wasn’t lightly that I can to a decision I want to be CEO. I understand the challenges. I felt it’s my time to take Yahoo to the next level.

Ads Walk a Fine Line After China’s Quake. Last month’s earthquake caused death and destruction unprecedented in China’s three-decade era of market-oriented economic opening. It also posed a complicated, if less weighty, challenge for the companies that operate here: how to strike the right tone in appealing to a highly emotional population at a time of tragedy.

Lacker said the challenge now is it “might be difficult to resist further expanding the scope of central bank lending.”

Nastia Liukin, who is expected to challenge Johnson all the way through Bejing, was 1.15 points behind after posting 1 17.05 on un-even bars that was the highest mark for an American woman – on any event – since gymnastics went to its open-ended scoring system two years ago.

With the Los Angeles Lakers – Boston Celtics NBA Championship series starting Thursday, Villaraigosa is challenging Boston Mayor Menino to something beyond the usual exchange of food products or trinkets.

Public Service Payday. Once you’re in, you’re in for good. You are rewarded generously for your loyalty – assuming you don’t get any smart ideas and start challenging the power structure.

No time to bask after Obama win. McCain challenge welcomes Dem to race. Hours after reaching the number of delegates he needed to win the battle, the Illinois lawmaker was trying to heal wounds in his own party and fend off a challenge from his Republican opponent.

Intel dominates sales of x86 microprocessors, the chip design that provides calculating power for most PCs and server systems. AMD, its chief rival, has challenged Intel’s practices in several countries.
The challenge was to insulate water from interfering with the electrical signals. It’s like the human brain, where you mix electrical signals from the neurons with blood vessels that provide cooling and oxygen.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/05/08

McCain Faces Challenge Over Campaign Links to Lobbyists

How Prime Minister Maliki Pacified Iraq – Three main challenges to security and political progress remained. The Maliki government had shown its willingness to target Sunni insurgents, but many feared it would not challenge Iran’s proxies and the Sadrist militias within which they functioned. But success is in sight. Compared with the seemingly insurmountable obstacles already overcome, the remaining challenges in Iraq are eminently solvable – if we continue to pursue a determined strategy that builds on success rather than throwing our accomplishments away.

Are Google, Yahoo the next dinosaurs? Many on the hunt for a way to cash in on wireless search. One of the biggest challenges: dealing with the matchbox-size screens of cellphones and other devices, which aren’t hospitable to the ads that are the lifeblood of traditional search engines. Billions in potential ad revenue are at stake as social networks, location-based services and wireless search deliver instant answers to wireles users on the go.

Another challenge: The market’s turbulence has all but caused the disappearance of certain businesses that were a gold mine for Wall Street – from packaging mortgages to make big corporate loans. The loss of those cash cows means it will take even longer to recover from the current mess.

Hell’s Kitchen. The chefs are challenged to teach cooking-impaired housewives.
There were some challenges in the beginning, mostly when it cam to matters involving raising the children.

WiMAX Patent Pool Is Planned – Firms aim to spur use by limited royalty payments. The group faces several challenges, including a competing standard. Also, among the patent holders that haven’t signed on are Motorola and Qualcomm. But the WiMAX alliance, which was reported by Comperworld Friday, faces several challenges. One is a competing standard know as LTE, for long-range evolution – that shares a common technical foundation with WiMAX and is expected to be preferred by many cellular carriers.

In a state (Oregon) with more than 15 percent of its population uninsured and rising health care costs outpacing inflation, residents have plenty of health challenges to discuss.

Complex challenges – But the complexity of becoming overweight poses remarkably steep challenges to drug development.

Keep taxes low. Some say we can’t afford more tax cuts. It is important to remember that our deficit challenge is a long-term problem driven by future increases in Social Security and health care spending. Washington should cut its spending so American families don’t have to cut theirs.

U.S. and Argentia tie, 0-0: “Tonight it was about standing up for ourselves, believing we could get a result. We stood up to the challenge. It wasn’t always pretty at times.”

Friday, July 04, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/04/08

The Challenge – Limon represents the long-term challenge for the Obama campaign – and for Ganz: how to harness and nurture the enthusiasm of the young and the idealistic, whose energy could dissipate if Obama fails to win the White House.

I marvel at the strength people find to handle these challenges.

Money tips for newly married. Couples need to find common ground on such challenging issues as spending and saving.

Home will sell (if priced right) – In this ‘challenging’ market, homeowners and agents alike need to be realistic and list the property for less. But many sellers today are reluctant to trim their asking numbers in a ‘challenging’ market’, clinging unflinchingly to the notion that their homes are worth what they paid for them – and then some.

These changes are part of GSK’s longer-term strategy to ensure that we invest in key areas of future growth and evolve our business to compete effectively in what is a rapidly changing and challenging environment for pharmaceutical companies.

The situation is by no means hopeless. Once black men claim their children and feel the warmth of a hug, they will begin to understand what fatherhood is all about. Many young men have been struggling with the challenges that come with greater father involvement. They simply do no know how to be fathers. Many have never seen a real father in action. Later, they do not realize the importance of fathers in a child’s healthy development, or the fact that unemployed, separated and unwed fathers can still contribute significantly to their children’s well-being.
It has to be challenging for Kevin to be learning his third system in three years.

Customs: 2012 cargo deadline unrealistic. The benefits of screening all cargo bound for the US has long been challenged by the Bush administration. The plan is not a good use of taxpayer money.

Latest Guantanamo ruling reaffirms American values. Twice before, the court has rejected the administration’s attempts to bar foreigners at Guantanamo from challenging their detentions in regular civilian courts. Thursday’s 5-4 decision made it plain that right cannot be suspended, even for those suspected of terrorism. The latest ruling doesn’t mean anyone is about to get out of jail free. Detainees will now get a change to challenge their detentions before federal judges accustomed to presiding over criminal trials, judges who were nominated by presidents and confirmed by the Senate.

Yahoo says Icahn win triggers plan – The Web giant said Tuesday that the severance plan, which applies to some employees in the case of a change in control, is structured to prevent Yahoo from altering or dismantling it, as Mr. Icahn has demanded, while under a proxy challenge.

“We’re ‘follically’ challenged,” Reis says of the corps of recent US keepers.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/03/08

But Barr has never attempted a challenge like Locke – a school or more than 2,000 students that draws solely from its surrounding neighborhood.

Two documentaries turn a lens on life’s challenging stages. Whether you’re starting or ending life, both have their own challenges and inspirations. When you’re young, you’re not thinking about death at all. You’re feeling incredibly immortal ... which is sometimes a problem. But your future is completely unknown.

Liberman acknowledged Tuesday that he has made “a surprising and unusual progression over the eight years,” in part because of his increasing isolation over the war. In 2006, he lost the party’s Senate nomination to an anti-war challenger.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb 18) – 061908 – Easy connections aren’t as appealing as someone who poses a challenge. An aloof person is yearning to be reached, and you’re the one to do it. You do things in a way nobody else can.

Ex-Pentagon Lawyers Challenged on Torture

Initially, Sanyos turnaround was more challenged than Goldman had expected. It seemed clear that the company, founded 60 years ago as a bicycle-lamp maker, could improve earnings significantly if it sold weaker units and noncore assets and focused on strong areas like re-chargeable batteries and solar panels.

Mr. de Posch said it was the right time for him to look for a new challenge.
For Adelson, Suen is not the last legal challenge arising from the Macao projects.

California challenges DNA test start-ups

This is an example of the tight-supply challenge; everything stays tight means everything is more vulnerable. We should expect short-term supply shocks, because these supply chains are driven by a range of complex issues.

The settlement dismisses Med-Immune’s challenge of the patent, under which it pays royalties to Genentech on sales of its product Synagis, which is used to prevent respiratory infection in infants.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/02/08

The challenge comes when they insist that you join them on their crazy ride.

Obama’s Next Challenge: The Benefits of Stress
And he’s altered his perspective on bigger earnings, focusing on the rush of the challenge and blotting our the fear of failure.

University of Texas researchers recently found that those engaged in challenging and creative work enjoy better health – an advantage equivalent to being nearly seven years younger. Your goal shouldn’t be to get rid of stress, you should aim for the “the appropriate stress response.”

Getting the calibration just right can be tough, but it’s achievable: As Howard discovered, it’s often a matter of changing one’s perception of a challenge.

It’s American to disagree. It’s also American to come together in the face of a challenge. And few challenges are as urgent as global climate change. Take one minute to join us at and add your voice to millions of others. Together we can solve the climate crisis. Join WE today.

It is true that there are aspects of the book that are challenging for readers no matter where they live, but I believe readers everywhere want to be challenged.

Dodge’s Oddly Time Challenger – Powerful Gas-Guzzler is a throwback to the Muscle-Car Ear, but braking, handling are much improved.

Iraq’s Challenge: Dividing oil proceeds among sects and investors

Ruling on detainees shows terror strategy is flawed. The Supreme Court decision allowing “enemy combatants” at the U.S. detentin center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to challenge their imprisonment in U.S. courts confirms that the strategy adoped in the wake of the terrorist attacks on America was flawed from the start.

Funding for such public projects is always a challenge, but money sources are available.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Challenges In The News 07/01/08

The situation – and the tricky marketing challenge it poses for Time Warner’s New Line Cinema – reflects the fact that a lot has changed for Carrie Bradshaw and her friends since the original HBO series had its finale in 2004.

At the same time, the government is grappling with a number of challenges to sustain growth. Those include poor infrastructure that chokes the flow of people and goods and a shortage of skilled workers not impeding construction of much-needed hotels and office space.
Another challenge that advertisers face is the fact that the addition of a short series could lengthen the commercial break – and the big reason people began ignoring ads in the first place was because they felt they were too long.

Clearly, there are traffic challenges around America, and clearly we’re all sharing the same challenges and struggles.

McCain and Obama spar over Iraq: Each candidate challenges the other’s grasp of the situation.

Although the report noted that trans-racial adoption alone does not lead to maladjusted children, dark-skinned children in white families face a range of challenges – they struggle with self-esteem and a longing to fit in that federal policies disregard in favor of a relentlessly colorblind process. In making its case for thoughtful parental training, the report cites Sen. Barack Obama. Although he was not adopted, he has often noted the challenge of coming to terms with his identity after being raised in part by his white grandparents.

It’s not her job she hates; at her Silicon Valley company, she feels challenged and appreciated. She’s chafing at what every newly minted adult must face – the prospect of 40 years of 40-plus-hour weeks, no reprieve.

The new game, which retails for $90, offers more than 40 activities that challenge players in areas such as yoga, aerobics, strength training and balance. It comes with a motion sensor platform that resembles a large bathroom scale, which users stand on, and requires a Wii console to play.

Contest inspires few words. So it was only a matter of time before someone came up with a literary challenge: Write a short story in the maximum length of a Tweet.

Retirement Revolution – Baby Boomers face challenges in retirement planning.

So many people have moved in that getting them out in an emergency “is going to be a challenge”. We’re looking at different options. And we’re recognizing that we not be able to get everybody out of harm’s way.