Vikings had the misfortune of opening the tournament against No. 1 Duke. Portland State played well, but eventually fell to the Blue Devils 99 81. Romero says that in addition to boycotts, students will soon be conducting sit ins similar to those that helped publicize sweatshop abuses by Nike and other companies in the late 1990s. That campaign had mixed results; Nike eventually disclosed the locations of its factories and raised wages slightly but failed to follow through on other promises to monitor abuses. More recently, a student campaign helped contribute to a victory against Taco Bell by migrant workers fighting to raise the priced paid to them for tomatoes they picked..

The idea behind stretching is to lengthen the muscle fibers to increase their function and hopefully enhance performance, helping runners maintain a faster pace or run for a longer period of time. A study of British recruits in the military found that a regular stretching routine before training reduced injury rates from 6% to 1%. But other recent studies among gymnasts, football players and wrestlers have questioned the practice, suggesting that stretching does not impact performance at all..

The Supreme Court dismissed the original Dukes v. Walmart class action case in June, ruling that the 1.5 million women that Walmart employed was a group too large and too diverse to be considered a “class,” and that the individual instances of alleged discrimination had too little in common to be labeled a systematic company practice. Pay and promotion decisions were made by managers in stores based on “a variety of regional policies that all differed,” the court said.

Was all this required? Not necessarily, but without keeping up with the Joneses, a parent feels like they are sealing their child fate as an also ran athlete and the guilt doesn stop there. I thought it was a bit much when I played with the Texas Rangers and we had three clearly defined uniforms (we mixed and matched too), but that pales in comparison to the example Hyman provided. The Cincinnati Stix, an elite traveling teen baseball team, has three different colored hats to go with two jerseys, two pants and the three colored undershirts.

Obituaries/Death NoticesTRUONG Tao Khanh Truong, age 74, died Tuesday in a local hospital. Tao was born May 15, 1928, to Mao and Nguyen V. Nhiep, in Vietnam. Volkswagen encouraged people to walk up stairs instead of taking the lift, recycle bottles, put litter in the bin and drive under the speed limit how? With four creative interventions. Stairs played music as people walked up them, a bottle bank turned into an old school game arcade machine and the litter bin played a the sound of litter dropping down a tunnel miles long. The fourth was a speed camera lottery: every person who drove past the camera under the speed limit would be entered into a lottery and speeding on that particular road dropped by 15%.