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  1. That is a very alien concept to Americans.
  2. If a journalist in Portugal loses his/her license then they aren't allowed to work as a journalist in the media?
  3. Fine and dandy. I sometimes have no idea what I am.
  4. Could you give a few examples?
  5. http://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/mylan-execs-gave-themselves-raises-they-hiked-epipen-prices-n636591 EpiPen prices aren't the only thing to jump at Mylan. Executive salaries have also seen a stratospheric uptick. Proxy filings show that from 2007 to 2015, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch's total compensation went from $2,453,456 to $18,931,068, a 671 percent increase. During the same period, the company raised EpiPen prices, with the average wholesale price going from $56.64 to $317.82, a 461 percent increase, according to data provided by Connecture.
  6. That makes sense so it would refer to only the home team?
  7. Back to the use of walk off. Can't find it in the thread but I thought the term started off being used in reference to a pinch hitter winning a game with a hit or walk. Now it seems to be used all the time. Doesn't make sense to me. I'll admit to not following baseball much since the 94 owners/players strike so I'm not up on current terminology. Have the Giants won a game since the All Star break?
  8. What swimming in the Olympics would look like if men and women competed together. https://www.quora.com/Is-Katie-Ledecky-as-fast-as-a-man She’s faster than probably 99% of the men out there, but… World class male swimmers, that top 1%, are still considerably faster than her, primarily in the shorter distances. She won the 200m freestyle at 1:53…Sun Yang of China won it for the men at 1:44, the slowests man finished at a high 1:45. At the US Olympic Trials if she’d tried out with the men she would have placed 98th. She won the 400m freestyle at 3:56…Mack Horton of Australia won it for the men at 3:41. The slowest man in the finals got 3:49. At the US Olympic Trials if she’d tried out with the men she would have place 48th.
  9. Haven't read all the posts so this may have already been cited. The Secret of Jamaica's Runners http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/14/opinion/sunday/the-secret-of-jamaicas-runners.html?_r=0 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Among the most enigmatic features of Jamaica, an island of only 2.8 million people, is its astonishing supremacy in running. Currently, the world’s fastest man and woman are both Jamaicans. Nineteen of the 26 fastest times ever recorded in 100 meter races were by Jamaicans. The list goes on. Jamaica’s global dominance is broad and deep, both male and female, and started to emerge over half a century ago. At the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Jamaica was ranked 13th by the International Olympic Committee. By the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, it was first in sprints, with Usain Bolt winning three gold medals, and an unprecedented clean sweep of the women’s 100 meters. How do Jamaicans do it? It’s not because of genetics, as some claim. A vast majority of Jamaicans’ ancestors are from West Africa, which has relatively few outstanding sprinters. Nor can genetics explain why Jamaicans outperform other blacks in the Americas, especially in Brazil, which has 36 times as many of them.
  10. I wonder if Kipchoge is human. He looked as fresh at 25 miles as he did at the beginning of the marathon
  11. Very cool, Jim.
  12. Are you sure one of them wasn't Canadian?
  13. My computer must be omitting parts of posts. Where did MMiA mention race?
  14. Only reason I watched was to hear Jack Germond.