Saturday, November 08, 2008

Challenges In The News 11/08/08

LONDON — Ben Verwaayen clearly likes a challenge. After six years of dealing with regulators, aging networks and changing customer needs at British Telecom he is now about to become chief executive at the troubled Franco-U.S. group Alcatel-Lucent, the world's biggest provider of fixed-line networks.

By John Lyon Arkansas News Bureau LITTLE ROCK - When Gov. Mike Beebe welcomed students to the 28th annual Arkansas Governor's School this summer, he probably could not have predict that one project students would take on would be to challenge him on a public policy issue.

Another MCA-II round of results is in, and it means there's another challenge awaiting teachers and administrators in the Crookston School District.

The next event in the Young Driver 2008 calendar is taking place this weekend at the Conister Motor Show at the Grandstand on the 6th and 7th September. Drivers are being invited to visit the Road Safety Unit promotions vehicle and take on the challenge of the new Hazard Perception Test.

Ed Balls yesterday warned David Miliband he would be "crazy" to try to challenge Gordon Brown in a leadership battle.

BOISE -- Idaho State coach John Zamberlin was afforded a rare opportunity during Saturday's 49-7 loss to Boise State at Bronco Stadium. For the first time in his life, he got to throw a challenge flag. Figuratively, anyway.

By Jon Moreno - Tuesday, September 2, 2008 AFTER two gruelling days in the saddle, the ten Island firefighters taking part in the Square to Square cycling endurance challenge are injury-free and on course to reach Rome on schedule.

Jameka Merriweather Local chefs Greg Ziegenfuss and Ann Marie Lemcke showcased their culinary talents on the "big stage" during the Food Network's "Big Bash Caterers" challenge.

ANTRIM COUNTY - Opponents of a proposed Antrim County injection well are seeking the opportunity to challenge a state permit for the project in circuit court.

2 September 2008 The new Auckland rugby coach has identified "motivation away from home" as the biggest challenge he faces. Shane Howarth has officially taken over from Pat Lam this week, as Lam now focuses on the Blues.

Floor coverings specialist Headlam warned that it faces a challenge meeting its trading objectives for 2008 as it reported steady half-year figures.

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