Mazen Darwish who is a member of the International Federation of Journalists and the president of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, has been detained in the prison of the Syrian regime since February 16th, alongside his colleagues Hussein Gharir and Hani al-Zitani. They are facing trial on terrorism charges for [...]
Zambia withdraws from Africa Chess Championship LUSAKA, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Zambia chess players will not take part in the 2013 African Chess Championships because Chess Federation of Zambia has failed to raise funds to send the team,...Show More Summary
AP: "Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner has been arrested for extortion by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being held in Pulaski County Jail." Special thanks to TPM Reader DG for the heads up....
REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF PLAYERSThere has recently been a large increase in the problems caused by the registration of new players. These problems include duplicate registration, delisting and relisting and wrong federations and these cause a lot of extra work for FIDE. Show More Summary
The 2013 Rome Masters has seen its fair share of surprises, but that didn't stop two of the world's best players from facing off in the final round, as Rafael Nadal will face Roger Federer. We've seen world No. 1 player Novak Djokovic bounced by Tomas Berdych and No. Show More Summary
A 22-year-old Colorado woman was killed Tuesday when the new assault rifle she was showing to friends accidentally fired, police said. Anastasia Adair of Federal Heights, a new gun enthusiast, was walking downstairs into her garage when she reached out to hand the rifle to her husband, Shane Adair. Show More Summary
As predicted here Friday, with former federation president Raphael Martinetti gone, wrestling made major changes to strengthen its chances of remaining on the Olympic program after 2016.
Idaho businessman Frank VanderSloot claims he was targeted by federal agencies for audits after giving a huge donation to the Romney for President campaign. VanderSloot was one of eight wealthy businessmen who were specifically identified and criticized on an Obama campaign website, which he refers to as a Nixonian enemies list. “As soon as that [...]Show More Summary
Fox News reports that the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has filed a Federal lawsuit against Nelson, GA, where the city council recently passed an ordinance requiring heads of households to own a fire arm with certain exceptions – like people who oppose firearms, criminals and people with mental or physical problems which preclude [...]
(David Kopel) On Friday, May 17, fifty-four Colorado Sheriffs filed a civil rights lawsuit in Federal District Court in Denver, against two anti-gun bills passed by the Colorado legislature in March. Joining the Sheriffs as Plaintiffs...Show More Summary
The Washington Times reports that Magpul, the company that makes those excellent magazines for AR-style rifles along with other modifications to the popular rifle, has joined with 54 Colorado sheriff departments in a Federal lawsuit against Colorado’s new gun ban legislation. Magpul says although it’s joined in the lawsuit, it’s still leaving the state, according [...]
Serzh Sargsyan reelected as Armenian Chess Federation president May 18, 2013 - 16:57 AMTPanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan was reelected to the post of the president of RA Chess Federation for 4 more years. President Sargsyan assumed the post in 2004. Source: http://www.panarmenian.net Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
To Buy Bonds or Not to Buy: Fed Hawks, Doves Air Views (WSJ) The presidents of the Dallas, Richmond and Philadelphia Federal Reserve banks, long skeptics of the wisdom of the bond buying, said this week that they would like to see the purchases scaled back immediately. Show More Summary
I get that this is just symbolic and this town is smaller than the average high school classroom. But wouldn't it be awesome if we had some kind of political position for kids in the Federal government? I mean, look, here are some personality traits of four year-olds that, in my opinion, qualify them for political leadership on a grand scale... Show More Summary
The tiny town of Nelson, Georgia, is facing a court battle after passing a law that requires all households to own a gun and ammunition. The DC-based Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence had filed a federal lawsuit against the town on the grounds that the law, which was passed...
For all the talk of how it's a waste to study American Literature or other majors with limited job prospects, even the Chairman of the Federal Reserve acknowledges a value to cultural pursuits. Ben Bernanke ended his commencement speech...Show More Summary
After squaring off with biblical scriptures on whether or not Jesus would approve, politicians in the House Agricultural Committee approved a farm bill on Wednesday that cuts the federal food stamp program, which supported 47 million people last year, by $2.5 billion annually.
The Rome Masters is the last stop for a majority of tennis' top stars before they gear up for the season's second Grand Slam: the French Open at Roland Garros. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have been strong to this point on the men's side, and top-ranked female players Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka have cruised through the women's draw. Show More Summary
Republican governor of Louisiana and probably POTUS hopeful Bobby Jindal has taken a strong stand against federal agents aiming their power at people for ideological reasons—in this case, the whole IRS-scrutinizing-conservative-groups...Show More Summary