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Cristiano Ronaldo has been named on the shortlists for FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014 - Ilya Khokhlov/Ilja Chochlow Photo


Brazil's, Marta is on the short list for the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year aka Ballon d'Or Award. She has been named FIFA World Player of the Year five consecutive times, in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 - BrokenSphere photo


A scrawny Bob Pettit overcame not making his high school team during his freshman and sophomore years. He worked on his game and went on the become an NBA Hall of Fame player and qualifies as one of the 12 players on our NBA all-time best NBA team - (The Sporting News Collection photo)


This gruesome photo appears to show the charred remains of a Palestinian civilian as a result of Israel's bombing of Gaza. As a reward for a job well done RT News reported that the Israeli government gave their military a 10% raise - Al Jazeera photo





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FIFA NEWS: FIFA, FIFPro and INTERPOL launch joint campaign - October, 2014
To fight match manipulation - A joint FIFA, FIFPro and INTERPOL global campaign to fight match manipulation has today been launched at the FIFPro Congress in Tokyo.

FROM 37 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES - - Breaks Last Season's Record of 92 International Players; Marks First Time League Has More Than 100 International Players - - Canada, Australia and Brazil Set New Records with 12, Eight and Seven Players Respectively; Spurs Lead League for Third Consecutive Season with Nine International Players

FIFA NEWS: Men’s shortlists for FIFA Ballon d’Or - October, 2014
On 1 December, FIFA and France Football will announce in a live show the names of the three women and three men, as well as the three coaches for women’s football and three coaches for men’s football, who have received the most votes (without unveiling the winners)

FIFA NEWS: Women’s shortlists for FIFA Ballon d’Or - October, 2014
The winners of all the awards will be revealed at the FIFA Ballon d’Or as part of a televised show at the Zurich Kongresshaus on 12 January 2015

Business - First Natural Gas GM Pickups - October, 2014
With 5.3L Engines Delivered in Texas Delivers More Than 1,000 Miles of Range on Bi-fuel Truck

Sports Notes - NBA's ALL-TIME GREATEST PLAYERS TEAM - October, 2014
THE BEST of the BEST - We have assembled the NBA's greatest ever players that span seven decades of league play. As great as many of the players in the game today those from the early stages of the league during the 50's & 60's dominate the squad. LeBron James is the only current player that qualified for this very special lineup

FIFA TOP 10 - Portugal back in the top ten - September, 2014
Spain (10th, down 2) have slipped down as far as tenth following their defeat against Slovakia

Business - Philip Morris & R.J. Reynolds Accountable for Engaging in 50-Year Conspiracy - October, 2014
Jurors Hold Philip Morris And R.J. Reynolds Accountable for Engaging in 50-Year Conspiracy - Damages Totaling $41.1 Million Returned In Florida Federal Court - In 1956, plaintiff Kenneth Kerrivan, a resident of Lake Panasoffkee, Florida, began smoking when he was 14 years old

Business & China - Nexenta Continues Its Asia Expansion - October, 2014
Nexenta Continues Its Asia Expansion With SuperCloud and Cloud Valley to Bring Software-Defined Storage to China - Collaboration with Leading Chinese Server Vendors to Displace Legacy Storage Vendors with Unmatched Performance and TCO

Entertainment BIZ - Nominee Voting Opens for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS - October, 2014
Voting Launches Today at www.PeoplesChoice.com - Fans are given the opportunity to choose brand new categories for the 2015 show. This year, the fans selected to add "Favorite TV Character We Miss Most," "Favorite Dramedy" and "Favorite Country Group" to the list of official categories. "Favorite TV Icon" was additionally added to the pool of categories for the first time, honoring TV personalities who have graced the small screen for 25 years

Business - First P3010 Light Rail Car to L.A. Metro - October, 2014
Metro awarded a contract for 78 cars on April 30, 2012, with options for additional cars. The official Notice-to-Proceed was issued to Kinkisharyo on August 20, 2012. In 2013, Metro awarded option contracts for an additional 97 cars. All 175 cars are being assembled at a plant established in Palmdale, California

Business - Top Ice Carving Team from China Arrive - October, 2014
Moody Gardens Gave a Big Texas Welcome as Top Ice Carving Team from China Arrived to Create ICE LAND

BIT - Commercial-Free TV with AdSkipper - October, 2014
Get Commercial-Free TV with PlayOn’s AdSkipper PlayOn is the first media-streaming software to bring ad skipping functionality to users after 2013 landmark court decision

Business & Entertainment - Taylor Swift Does Coke - October, 2014
Taylor Swift Gets a Taste of Her Favorite Things in New Diet Coke Commercial - Kittens, including Taylor’s own kitten Olivia Benson, co-star in new spot for the Diet Coke “Get A Taste” campaign - Unreleased track from Taylor’s upcoming album, 1989

FIFA NEWS: Launch strategic plan for Indian football - October, 2014
The FIFA delegation, led by Secretary General Valcke, met Indian Minister for Sports Sonowal on 14 October. During the talk FIFA and AIFF asked the Minister for more support for Indian football

Business & Entertainment - Viacom Names Ross Martin - October, 2014
To Newly Created Position of Executive Vice President, Marketing Strategy and Engagement, Viacom Media Networks - Viacom Media Networks’ Research, Data and Creative Teams Align to Better Measure and Engage Audiences- Data Science Expert Kern Schireson Joins Viacom as Executive Vice President, Data Strategy and Consumer Intelligence, Viacom Media

Business - Media Revolution with 2015 NAB Show - October, 2014
New Media Expo features some of the most recognized bloggers, podcasters, Web TV content creators, and social media visionaries during more than one hundred educational sessions, as well as a traditional tradeshow - New Media Expo Advances the Media Revolution with 2015 NAB Show Co-Location -- NMX Exhibits located at Las Vegas Convention Center; NMX Conference Program to be held at the Westgate Resort

BIT - OTT Video Services See Opportunity with 1080p and Ultra HD - October, 2014
While 1080p TV screens are the norm and mobile screen resolutions continue to climb, plenty of streamed HD content is still distributed in 720p or lower. Over-the-top (OTT) services such as Netflix, VUDU, and M-GO, which exclusively distribute content over the Internet, are more eager to embrace 1080p and Ultra HD

BIT - SanDisk Unveils New SanDisk Ultra II SSD - October, 2014
An Easy, Cost-Effective - Solution to Supercharge Your PC New Drive and Enhanced SSD Dashboard Deliver Better Performance, Durability, and Power Efficiency

BIT - NETGEAR Powers World’s First Commercially... - October, 2014
Deployed 802.11ac DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Gateway Launch for Telstra - NETGEAR DOCSIS 3.0 AC1900 Cable Data Gateway provides ultra-fast 1900 Mbps WiFi speeds with Beamforming+ to create the ultimate WiFi experience for Telstra customers

BIZ Tech - Driver-Assist Features Help 2015 Ford F-150 Customers - October, 2014
The all-new Ford F-150, the smartest F-150 yet, is available with the following class-exclusive driver-assist technologies: adaptive cruise control, smart towing module, multi-contour seats, active park assist and 360-degree camera system

Entertainment BIZ - Critically Acclaimed Dark Comedy Series Transparent - October, 2014
All 10 Episodes of the Critically Acclaimed Dark Comedy Series Transparent Are Now Available on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany

Business - Hershey Completes Initial Purchase of Shanghai - October, 2014
Completed the initial closing and acquired an 80 percent stake in the iconic Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Joint Stock Co., Ltd. (SGM), a privately held confectionery company based in Shanghai, China

Entertainment BIZ - Prime Instant Video Now Available on Android Phones - October, 2014
Exclusively Via the Amazon Appstore Prime members can now enjoy unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes on their Android phones, including HBO shows such as The Sopranos, True Blood and The Wire, as well as popular series like Downton Abbey, Under the Dome, 24

Business & FIFA: International Honour for Excellence goes to FIFA TV - October, 2014
The International Honour for Excellence is presented in the gift of the IBC Council - IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide

RT NEWS LOST THE PLOT - The manner in which RT News produce their news reports are as if THEIR JOURNALISTS ARE THE STORY - MORE CNN TRASH REPORTING - Amanda Davies and CNN need to get their act together and stay out of the judge and jury business as that is what the legal system is for - Channel News Asia's OTELLI EDWARDS ROCKS SPORTS - For travelers CNA is one of the most widely received channels by cable systems and hotels in the region. Edwards and her sports news show is a MUST WATCH - The Amazing Race is LOSING - Recommended TV Listings

POV - (Point of View) 15 - Israel’s Operation Protective Edge - October, 2014
THE RUSSELL TRIBUNAL REPORT - In light of the obligation not to render aid or assistance, all states must consider appropriate measures to exert sufficient pressure on Israel, including the imposition of sanctions, the severing of diplomatic relations collectively through international organisations, or in the absence of consensus, individually by breaking bilateral relations with Israel

CONTESTANTS LOVE STEFANI & WILLIAMS - With the addition of Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams, personality wise, this is the best judging panel in The Voice's history - Recommended TV Listings

FIFA NEWS: Executive Committee says stop to third-party ownership of players' economic rights - October, 2014
Further financial support from FIFA’s solidarity funds include a contribution of USD 1 million for the construction of two football turf pitches for Syrian refugees in Lebanon as well as USD 250,000 for the building of a football school in the region of Soma, Turkey

Entertainment BIZ - Music Video Capturing Protests Surrounding Michael Brown’s Death - October, 2014
St. Louis Area Artist Produces Music Video Capturing Protests Surrounding Michael Brown’s Death - Call to Action Video Puts Spotlight on Gun Violence


NR TOP 10 - BAD NEWS RULES our NR TOP 10 - September, 2014
THE VOICE SPELLS RELIEF - Overall sports columns were our top performer notching four of the NR TOP 10 spots. Television reviews followed locking down three positions. In the crossover category Israel related stories notched 3 places followed by the 2nd most viewed topic since June the Somaly Mam Foundation scandal which commanded two positions

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