Adidas Exec Discusses Sustainability, Circularity and Working With the Competition

Producing nearly 900 million products a year, Adidas is understandably exploring new ways to minimize waste and recycle products.
At the Design Talks NYC + Impact Summit earlier this week, James Carnes, vice president of global brand strategy for Adidas, spoke at length about Futurecraft.Loop, the brand’s first 100 percent recyclable performance running shoe, as a sign of things to come. Four years have passed since Adidas first worked with Parley for the Oceans to create an upper made entirely of yarns and filaments reclaimed and recycled from marine plastic waste and illegal deep-sea gillnets.
Knowing how thirsty his own two iPad wielding children are for information even though they haven’t reached the age of 10, Carnes spoke about the importance of catering to highly engaged and informed consumers. He also mentioned how Adidas is investing in start-ups such at Stuffstr, alluding to its new sports accelerator program “Platform A” at Station F in Paris where Adidas supports 13 start-ups.
Asked about collaborating with other apparel and footwear companies, he pointed to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, but noted that the hard part is making progress. Some of that stems from the number of different circumstances facing companies and where they produce product. “From

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Spotify accuses Apple of stifling competition with ‘unfair’ 30% app tax

Spotify has submitted a formal complaint against Apple to the European Commission, claiming the iPhone maker “deliberately disadvantages” other app developers.
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Spielberg to Voice Concerns Over Netflix Oscar Competition at Academy Meeting

Steven Spielberg, who has been a familiar voice in the outcry against Netflix films receiving equal treatment at the Oscars as theatrical releases, will speak about the issue at the next Academy meeting. Spielberg, as the Academy Governor of the directors branch, will be supporting changes to the awards rules at the annual post-Oscars meeting. […]

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Moj Mahdara Partner on Beauty Competition

Modelpreneur Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Beautycon Media chief executive officer Moj Mahdara have their sights set on creating their own beauty competition-style TV show. “We’re working on it,” said Mahdara on Thursday night in Los Angeles, where she and Huntington-Whiteley hosted an influencer-packed dinner to celebrate the winner of their “Next Beauty Star” social media contest.
“We were introduced through a mutual friend, actually our facialist Shani Darden, and I felt like I’d known Moj for 100 years,” explained Huntington-Whiteley, who in May launched her Rose Inc. lifestyle platform which highlights new products and personalities in the beauty space. “We talked about how we could bring the brands together and feeling like we wanted to create a mentorship program to find the next rising star in the industry.”
They set five weekly challenges for their followers (create a blue smoky eye, glowing makeup, a sun-kissed look using pastel products), reviewed submissions sent via social media channels, and picked the winner, Cameron Day, who they will be sending to beauty school in L.A. “We loved Cameron and she had a really great story, coming to beauty later in life and moving to L.A. from Detroit to start her career. Hopefully she’ll be doing my makeup soon,”

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The Masked Singer: What You Need to Know About Fox’s Star-Studded Singing Competition

The Masked SingerA giant, furry one-eyed monster takes the stage. And a peacock. There’s also a hippopotamus, a lion, some sort of alien and crazy looking rabbit. No, this isn’t a Disney-Pixar movie,…

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Books of The Times: A Look at Competition in Business Urges Us to Think Small

In “The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age,” Tim Wu argues for busting up big businesses into smaller parts, and shows how it was once a veritable American tradition.
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NBC Greenlights Songwriter Competition Series ‘Songland’

NBC has ordered “Songland,” a new music competition aimed at discovering the greatest songwriters in the world. In each episode, five songwriters will perform their original tracks in front of three top music producers and a major recording artist on an intimate soundstage. Each song’s lyrics, arrangements, beats, melody, and story will be considered by […]

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This $530 Phone Stands Up to the $1,000 Competition

The $ 530 OnePlus 6 can’t do some things its $ 1,000 rivals do—it isn’t waterproof, and the camera lacks many advanced features—but for plenty of users, it is more than good enough.
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Apple’s Shazam takeover facing competition probe

The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into Apple’s takeover of UK-based music app Shazam after finding the deal could raise competition concerns.
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U.S. Looks to Protect Domestic Car Makers From Foreign Competition

The Trump administration is pursuing ways to protect domestic vehicle manufacturing by forcing imported cars to meet stricter environmental rules, a move that would make them more expensive.
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How to make the NHL All-Star skills competition even crazier — and more fun

The NHL All-Star skills competition is crazy fun as it is. But it can always be a little crazier. Here are 10 suggestions, including dodgeball on ice, human bowling and the 100-on-3 challenge.
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Miss Universe 2017 Contestants Model Bikinis in Preliminary Competition

Miss Universe 2017, bikini, swimsuit competitionIt’s almost time for a new Miss Universe to be crowned!
Over 90 beauty queens from around the world have gathered in Las Vegas to compete for the ultra-coveted title, and plenty of…

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Apple Unveils New iPhone X to Fend Off Growing Competition

Apple’s iPhone X, with a price starting at $ 999, has “Face ID” facial-recognition system and starts shipping Nov. 3.
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Five Finalists in Green Carpet Talent Competition Revealed

MILAN — Matea Benedetti, Calcaterra, CO|TE, Leo Studio Design and Tiziano Guardini were revealed on Tuesday as the five finalists of the CNMI Green Carpet Talent Competition.
Launched in March by Italy’s Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana and Eco-Age, founded by Livia Firth, the competition invited emerging designers to create a bespoke look celebrating Italian craftsmanship and sustainable innovation, as well as social and environmental values, and produced in Italy. Value Retail has signed on as a partner. The five finalists will be invited to attend The Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia, to be held on Sept. 24 at the La Scala theater in Milan, during Fashion Week.
Benedetti created a look crafted from apple waste, a uniquely Italian innovation, created in Bolzano, Italy, while Daniele Calcaterra’s look features “feathers” made by weaving hemp rope, organic cotton organza and silk. The suiting is made with Tencel, a fiber made from wood pulp, sourced responsibly from sustainable forest plantations and produced in a closed loop process to ensure virtually all water and solvents are continually re-used, powered by renewable energy.
The look by CO|TE, conceived by creative directors Francesco Ferrari and Tomaso Anfossi, was produced in Lombardy, and features organic silk shirting and undergarments crafted from

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Apple Shifts Leadership of Siri Amid Rising Competition

Apple has shifted oversight of its Siri voice-assistant team to Craig Federighi, putting the product in the hands of the technology giant’s top software engineer as it contends with rising competition from rivals such as Alphabet and Amazon.com.
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The New Copycats: How Facebook Squashes Competition From Startups

Tiny Houseparty has a promising video-chat app. The social-media giant has noticed and started developing one of its own. The power of Silicon Valley’s well-financed giants is starting to draw scrutiny from lawmakers and regulators.
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Denver’s defenders say the QB competition helps them, too (Yahoo Sports)

Denver Broncos general manager John Elway, right, hugs former teammate and NFL Hall of Fame inductee for 2017, Terrell Davis, as he waits to interview Elway for a television spot during drills at an NFL football training camp Sunday, July 30, 2017, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Lorenzo Doss began and ended the Denver Broncos’ first padded practice Sunday with pick-6s, snaring a Paxton Lynch pass to start things off and snatching Trevor Siemian’s toss to end it. In between Doss serving as an unlucky charm for Siemian and Lynch, the rest of the ”No Fly Zone” secondary, Von Miller-led pass rush and Brandon Marshall-directed linebacker group continued to make it exceedingly difficult for either quarterback to shine in the NFL’s biggest position tussle this summer. ”Did I like what I saw?” coach Vance Joseph said, repeating the question.



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Winning Looks Revealed from Disney & Otis ‘Frozen’ Design Competition

Disney today gave a preview of the winning looks from its digital design competition series, whose finale episode airs today at the D23 Expo convention in Los Angeles.
Twelve students from Otis College of Art and Design were challenged to create contemporary sportswear looks inspired by the hit film “Frozen.” The process was documented in a four-part digital series on the Disney Style channel that began on June 16.
The winning looks are: a bomber/overall/cropped turtleneck by Jinny Yun; patchwork jeans/blouson top by Alice Xuan; denim shorts/bomber jacket/tank also by Xaun, and a men’s look, a reindeer jacket/pant/bumpbag/T-shirt by Minji Park. The clothes will be sold on online retailer Nineteenth Ammendment.
The finale episode can be viewed on Facebook live.

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The third annual Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) which champions women and diverse voices in media, announced the winners of its film competition Saturday, May 6 at their awards ceremony hosted by Terry Crews, star of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” BFF is the only festival to offer guaranteed distribution to the winning festival films in three categories: Best… Read more »

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From The One to American Idol: Inside ABC’s Eternal Quest for a Hit Singing Competition

ABC Singing CompetitionsWith news that ABC may be Frankenstein’ing American Idol back to life a mere two years about it left Fox’s airwaves after a bidding war with rivals Fox and NBC, it appears that the network…

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Japanese Bald Men Celebrate With Cueball Competition

More than 30 bald men gathered at a hot spring facility in Tsuruta City, Japan, on Wednesday to show off their hairless heads and have fun.

Members of the city’s Bald Men Club took turns competing in a unique game of tug-of-war by sticking a suction cup, which is attached to a single red rope, to each of their heads. Both sides then attempt to pull the cup off of their opponent’s head.

“My head still hurts,” Toshiyuki Ogasawara, 43, said with a smile. “I think I need to ice it!”

 

Masatomo Sasaki, 64, a first-time participant at the tournament, said he used to feel insecure about his baldness but now feels differently.

“I feel proud. Or maybe I should say, I feel good about being a bald man,” Sasaki said, adding that he started losing his hair when he was 40. “And that is thanks to this bald men’s club.”

The club, which has attracted roughly 65 members from all over the country since its founding in 1989, encourages people to “view baldness in a positive manner, to have fun, and to brighten the world with our shiny heads,” according to its website.

Teijiro Sugo, 70, the club’s chairman, hopes the gathering will turn into something much larger.

“I want all the bald men all over the world to gather here so we can organize a bald men’s Olympic tournament,” Sugo said.

The event is held every year on Feb. 22.

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Features 72 LEDs that emit invisible, infra-red light for optimum contrast over the optical sensors and reliable, indoor chronograph operation. Eliminates possible invalid readings when using incandescent or florescent light sources that can vary in intensity and coverage. Portable and fast setup, just mount the light arcs and connect power. Red “ON” indicator illuminates when operating. 120 VAC adapter included. Will operate on a 24 VDC source (two 12 Volt batteries wired in series). Shipping box protects the unit during storage and transport. Includes complete instructions. Fits all ProChrono model chronographs. Mfg: Competition Electronics SPECS: Adapter input – 120 VAC 60Hz. Light Arc Input/Adapter Output – 24 VDC 200mA. Power Consumption – Approx. 200mA (100 mA per arc).
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You’ll vastly improve your shooting speed, and ultimately your match scores,with this new generation of shot timer that’s easily configured for the information you need to know when practicing your shooting. Main screen allows you to set-up the timer to display only the information you want to see. Review four shots at once with shot numbers, times, and splits with the high resolution digital LED screen. Keep track of your shot time with shot number, split and start delay type. You can also adjust shot sensitivity via the display menu and shot dead time to eliminate echoes while shooting. Onboard date/time display allows you to keep complete records as you chart your progress, Mfg: Competition Electronics SPECS: Plastic, blue or gray. Powered by one 9 volt battery, not included. Includes detailed instructions.
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‘Rogue One’ Crushes Box Office Competition With Massive $155 Million Debut

LOS ANGELES, Dec 18 (Variety.com) – “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” sold out multiplexes around the country and brought fanboys and fangirls out in force over the weekend. The “Star Wars” prequel scored the second largest December opening in history, the second largest launch of the year, and one of the top debuts in history, opening to a massive $ 155 million.

Globally, the film has earned $ 290.5 million, after touching down in nearly every major foreign market save for China and South Korea.

Disney, which shelled out $ 4 billion to buy “Star Wars” creator LucasFilm in 2012, had been trying to downplay expectations for “Rogue One.” Executives noted that the film is the first “Star Wars” movie to exist outside of the main Skywalker clan storyline. It’s also a darker, war-themed tale; one that has an unusually high body count for a popcorn flick.

But the “Star Wars” pedigree proved irresistible to audiences, and the film seems positioned to play well through the holidays. Disney is planning to do more “Rogue One”-style spinoffs. The company is already working on a film about the early years of Han Solo that will star Alden Ehrenreich.

Most studios steered clear of “Rogue One,” but Warner Bros. and New Line offered up “Collateral Beauty” as counter-programming for audiences unmoved by tales of Jedi warriors. The drama about a grieving ad executive (Will Smith) was savaged by critics, and only managed to eke out a paltry $ 7 million debut for a fourth place finish. That’s a rough start for the picture and continues Smith’s bumpy period at the box office. The actor scored with last summer’s “Suicide Squad,” but struck out with the likes of “Focus,” “After Earth,” and “Concussion.” “Collateral Beauty” cost $ 36 million to produce. Village Roadshow also backed the picture. The opening weekend crowd skewed female and older, with women comprising 59% of the audience and 58% of ticket buyers clocking in over the age of 35.

Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. domestic distribution president, acknowledged that the poor reviews hurt the film, but stressed that its A-minus CinemaScore indicated that audiences were enjoying “Collateral Beauty.”

“I’m disappointed,” he said. “But the film plays well with an older audience, and we hope that over Christmas, they’ll have more free time available to go out and discover it.”

Disney’s “Moana” snagged second place, picking up $ 11.7 million and pushing its stateside gross to $ 161.9 million. Paramount’s “Office Christmas Party” nabbed third, earning $ 8.4 million and bringing the raunchy comedy’s total to $ 31.5 million after two weeks of release.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” rounded out the top five, picking up $ 5 million to push the Harry Potter spinoff’s domestic total to $ 207.7 million.

Oscar-frontrunner “La La Land” performed nicely in its expansion. The acclaimed musical picked up $ 4 million after moving from five to 200 theaters. That brings its total to $ 5.3 million. Lionsgate is backing the film, which stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as two Angelenos in love.

Amazon and Roadside’s “Manchester by the Sea” capitalized on a slew of Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, adding $ 4.2 million to its $ 14 million haul while moving from 356 to 1,200 theaters.

In limited release, “Fences” picked up $ 128,000 in two theaters. Paramount is backing the adaptation of the August Wilson play, with Denzel Washington directing the film and co-starring opposite Viola Davis. It cost just over $ 20 million to make.

“Rogue One” galvanized the box office, but overall ticket sales still fell sharply. That’s because of tough comparisons. Last year, this period hosted “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which shattered records when it opened to $ 248 million.

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An Insight into Fashion Photography in Iran: Crackdown at Home, Competition Abroad

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Had fashion photographer Kourosh Sotoodeh pursued his dream profession in his home country of Iran, he probably would have been arrested one day during a crackdown on the growing fashion industry by the country’s security apparatus–a crackdown which, over the past year, has prompted the authorities to label people like Kourosh “itinerant photographers who lure girls.” Since last January fashion photographers have been arrested in droves, along with fashion models and those involved in modelling agencies.

Since leaving the Islamic Republic to work for a Dubai-based agency in 2009–the year the Iranian government came down hard on protesters disputing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s re-election as president–he hasn’t looked back. Koroush has since relocated to New York City, where freedom of expression is as much a reality as rampant competition. “The subjects in my photography are people, therefore it is natural for me to want to go somewhere where people have more freedom with their clothes, conduct, and social acts,” Koroush tells me during a shoot at a Manhattan-based studio. In Iran, Koroush would have risked imprisonment or worse if he were to publish the photographs he took–of a partially-clothed female model–the day I interviewed him.

Trying to make it in the world’s most competitive fashion locale isn’t easy for anyone. Still, the 38-year-old has landed gigs with inCOVER magazine and Harper’s Bazaar, and seems completely at home. “As one of my favorite New Yorkers, [comedian] Louis C. K., said, I constantly throw away my best works and start all over again to create better works,” he tells me as he changes a lens. “I believe in that.”

As I caught up with Kourosh during one of his shoots, we delved into the problems and opportunities in Iran’s fashion industry, and how his career has taken off in the world’s fashion capital of New York City.

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Omid Memarian (OM): When did you start your photography career? When did you leave Iran and why?

Koroush Sotoudeh (KS): I was interested in illustration from a very young age, but I started professional photography in March 1999. I was studying industrial design and naturally I spent most of my time at the Arts University where I learned more about photography and could see, enjoy and practice it. By “professional photography,” I mean the time I started earning a living through photography. It’s quite clear that back then I had a totally different concept and understanding of photography, compared to what I know now. Both my customers and I understood so little about it, so we thought we were doing fashion photography, but maybe it would be more accurate to say that I was engaged in some type of unusual portrait photography of subjects who liked to see themselves through my lens. Gradually, I gathered more experience and knowledge about the profession. After a modeling agency offered me a job in the field of fashion photography in 2009, I swiftly accepted the job and moved to Dubai.

OM: What problems did you face as a fashion photographer in Iran?

KS: There are many competent and creative fashion designers and photographers in Iran, some of whom will go far in gaining widespread recognition. There is also a large group of Iranian youth who are interested in modeling and have the internationally accepted physical features needed for this profession. But for many reasons, including the Iranian laws and the Iranian market’s lack of contact with the international fashion scene, many of these talented people will have to be terribly lucky to find a chance to prosper in this field.

I can’t say whether fashion photography is allowed in Iran or not, because the law is silent on many different issues, and this leaves a lot of room for subjective interpretations. But I can say with certainty that there are no laws against taking photographs of people who are wearing beautiful clothes, therefore there shouldn’t be any problems. Or if there is a problem, I never saw any rules developed to tell me as a photographer what to do and what not to do in order to stay away from trouble. The silence of the law enables different organizations to act according to their own taste. Just like all the other artists in Iran who choose people as subjects, I had problems too, but my biggest problem was an occasional security threat to a profession based on arts and aesthetics–something I could never understand.

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OM: What areas of fashion photography face the biggest problems in Iran? Have these problems led to some photographers giving up on their field?

KS: Generally, when men are subjects of fashion photography, there are fewer limitations, although we can’t say this is always the case. There are a lot of limitations for photographing women, some of which are based on laws, but laws do not set many of these limitations. I’m not talking about nude photography, which of course everyone knows is not allowed in Iran! But there is a lot of subjective interpretation and enforcement of limitations. These limitations are increased or decreased based on the views of the officials in charge of arts and culture. As a photographer, you never know which rules you have to follow in order to build a long-term plan of action for your professional development. It is natural to be fed up and to give up the profession altogether after a while.

OM: Do you know photographers or models in Iran who were forced to do other work because of the pressure the government exerted over them?

KS: Yes, I do. I know a lot of people who were very talented in their work, and after they were unable to pursue their field in Iran, they decided to emigrate, but the immigration wasn’t always a good decision for them. Sometimes they were unable to compete in the job market and ended up doing work other than photography. Their inability to compete was not necessarily a result of their lack of expertise, but due to the different language, their inability to relate to the new society’s social conditions, and the absence of any support. But the hardships of a life in diaspora should not cause disappointment and defeat.

OM: Why do you think the Iranian authorities are monitoring Iranian models and photographers and trying to prevent their work?

KS: I don’t believe there is total agreement between the government decision-makers in this or in similar areas. When the entire path of a profession is limited by subjective decisions, the atmosphere for growth in that profession shrinks, and as a photographer working in such an environment, you would feel at best just tolerated. If fashion photography in Iran were to move towards nude and erotic photography, it would have seriously violated the law and a crackdown would be expected, but I believe that even nudity has not been properly defined and there are no clear boundaries.

Are there any written procedures on how much of a woman’s hair can be shown in a photograph? Is it written anywhere that if a woman has plump red lips, she should not be the subject of a close-up shot? If I don’t know these boundaries, my job becomes very difficult. I believe even the authorities differently define these boundaries and they each have their own ideas about them. Ultimately, their biggest concern is if these activities violate Islamic culture. But the truth is that even in defining the boundaries of Islamic culture, there is no unified voice or understanding.

OM: Do you think the continuous crackdowns on Iranian models and photographers will keep them from pursuing their work there? Will they be pushed underground?

KS: No. The industry will never stop. Clothes are one of the basic needs of human beings, no matter where people live. The fashion and clothing industry is very active in Iran and is naturally in need of promotion and marketing. Therefore, fashion photography, with all its limitations, will continue to exist, because the thinking behind this creativity is unstoppable. The thought process cannot be stopped and it will eventually find a way to be expressed. I think this situation is temporary and when something truly exists, it will have to be accepted. I hope laws are developed to define the boundaries, so everyone knows what is legal and what is illegal. The fact is that so much has been pushed underground, that there is now a huge underground world, bigger than the world above ground! This is why I think the ban needs to be re-thought. Can a world that is so extensive be marginalized?

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OM: What do you think would happen if security agents realized a photographer is doing nude photography?

KS: Again, this is where the outcome could be different due to the subjective nature of handling the issue. Like many other things that are considered a crime in Iran, you never know exactly what would happen if you pass this red light! Would you be fined $ 200, would you be imprisoned, or would you be deprived of your civil rights? I have no doubt that this type of photography is considered a crime, and all I can say is that you would have to be very fortunate to end the issue with a cash fine. When there are different types of pressure on ordinary photographers, I don’t even want to think about what would happen to someone who does erotic photography in Iran!

OM: Is it possible to earn a living as a full-time professional fashion photographer in Iran?

KS: If by “professional” you mean someone who makes a living this way, the answer is yes. If you go to Instagram right now and search for a few simple keywords, you would be able to find a lot of Iranian photographers and models in this field. As I said before, this chain certainly exists and is economically viable. But if the question is whether they have world-class quality or not, the answer is dependent on a lot of other factors. It depends, for example, on how well the artist can promote himself or herself. When everyone is trying to toe the line, so as not to cross the government red lines, they would undoubtedly have less publicity and this could lead to lower work quality and revenue for them.

OM: With the emergence and widespread popularity of Instagram, many photographers and models have started showing their work on social media networks and some have a million followers. How instrumental do you think social media has been in the popularity of this type of photography?

KS: Social media, and especially Instagram have been absolutely instrumental! I think that’s because Instagram communicates with image-seeking audiences and this brings people closer. Because social media is far-reaching, everyone has access to it and when a photographer uses this tool, through peer influence other colleagues and competitors also move to use that tool, and this is why a large group of Iranian photographers moved to Instagram, for example. Organizations that oversee internet access in Iran then scramble to find mechanisms for controlling these artists. But I believe that social media has catapulted people forward, and even if the censorship organizations are successful in pulling people back, the art of photography has been able to take a few steps forward in gaining new audiences.

OM: Did you or other Iranian photographers ever try to sell your photos to publications outside Iran? Or were you only thinking about the domestic market?

KS: I think if you have professional ambitions, no matter what the profession, you always think about finding the best market and environment for your work. If you were a programmer in South Asia, you would for sure dream about working in Silicon Valley someday. If you were an Iranian soccer player, it is natural that your big dream would be to play in Spain’s La Liga. For me, the dream was to go wherever I could become a better and more experienced photographer. This is why I went to Dubai and now I am in the La Liga of photography in New York! As a photographer inside Iran, you may be able to send your photographs abroad, but the photos would have to be wildlife photography or social photography. The areas in which I was active hardly allowed me to be connected to the professional life outside Iran. This is why I had to move, so that I could strengthen my professional relationship with the international market. The subjects in my photography are people; therefore it is natural for me to want to go somewhere where people have more freedom with their clothes, conduct, and social acts.

OM: What kind of things can you do in New York that are not possible in Iran?

KS: I always considered myself a citizen of the world, not of a particular country. I believe that I have to live where the general public’s values are closer to mine. This does not necessarily mean that where I am is better or worse; it just suits me more. When a large part of my identity is comprised of being a photographer and my desire to illustrate, it’s not at all strange that I would feel more comfortable here professionally and personally. The most important thing for me is that this city’s tempo and dynamics totally match my energy level and every morning when I wake up, I’m in a race with my city, and I love this feeling a lot. Before I forget, of course, I should add that in New York no one investigates and measures the hair and figures of my models with a ruler and a magnifying glass!

OM: What would you like to accomplish in New York?

KS: I definitely have some big dreams. I would like to be known as a New York photographer whose work has its own character and signature, and to show my view behind the camera to those in the fashion industry here. I hope next time we meet, my pictures do all the talking!

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Competition Electronics Pocket Pro Ii

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Robert Clergerie Readies Instagram Competition

POSTER GIRL: Robert Clergerie is kicking off an Instagram campaign to find its next “Clergerie Girl,” with its first user-generated contest. The French footwear brand has enlisted the help of The Man Repeller founder Leandra Medine to judge a digital contest in which fans can post pictures of their life accompanied by the hashtag #ClergerieGirls, depicting on-brand messaging.
Medine and house creative director Roland Mouret will choose four finalists at the end of October, who will face off in an Instagram competition to win a trip to Paris Fashion Week in March, a dinner hosted in their honor, and a visit to the Clergerie atelier in the south of France.
The finalists will be asked to style a shoot featuring Clergerie designs, the fruits of which will be posted to social media — where fans will select a winner along with input from Medine and Mouret.
Mouret said of the contest: “This is very aligned with Robert Clergerie as it has always been a brand for free, confident, audacious women.”

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The Pro Chrono is a compact, full-featured chronograph that accurately measures velocity readings from 22 to 7,000 feet per second. Lets you record up to 9 strings of 99 shots each and then review the data to find average velocity, standard deviation, and extreme spread. The optional PC USB Interface kit has everything needed to control all of the chronograph functions from your Microsoft Windows-based computer, so you can list velocity strings, compute ft./lbs. of energy, power factors, and even create graphs for easy data comparison and interpretation. The unit is extremely light and portable and comes with 1/4″-20 threads in the base for easy mounting to a standard camera tri Mfg: Competition Electronics SPECS: ProChrono Digitall – Plastic case, white, matte finish. Powered by a 9 volt battery, not included. 16″ (40.6cm) x 4″ (10.1cm) x 33/4″ (9.5cm) Weighs 2 lbs. (907g). External printer compatible. Includes wire support rods, diffusers and detailed instructions. PC USB Inte
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Tmall Promotion Underscores Heightened Competition in China For U.S. Brands

DEALS, DEALS, DEALS: Tmall.com created an online frenzy with its latest blowout featuring more than 1,000 fashion brands.
The apparel promotion, held twice a year — one for spring and another for fall — this time around boasts a number of brands exclusive to Tmall.com, including Timberland, Decathlon and Zara.
The retailer sweetened the deal to customers with a same-day shipping option, aided by participating stores that will send items purchased online to a customer’s home.
It’s part of a larger strategy to bridge the online and off-line worlds, said a spokeswoman with Tmall.com parent Alibaba Group.
“That’s a very important strategy for Alibaba Group,” the spokeswoman said. “You have a lot of shoppers sometimes when they order online, they want to go in stores and get a sense of the look and feel of something.”
So customers shopping in-store, can make a purchase online with the scan of a QR code or schedule to have product seen in-store delivered to their homes. The option is available in more than 10 cities.
It’s another point of distinction for the online retailer as competition remains fierce to bring U.S. brands to the Chinese consumer.
The sale — running through Wednesday — comes on the heels of Alibaba’s announcement this

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“Virtuosity,” Documentary on the 2013 Van Cliburn Piano Competition

If competition fosters outstanding performance, the Van Cliburn piano competition shows this works in the arts as well as the economy. “Virtuosity,” a documentary on the 2013 Cliburn competition, is directed by Christopher Wilkinson. The beautiful cinematography is the work of Larry McConkey. Steven Poster was consulting director of photography and associate producer. The result is a deeply moving record of the pressures, anxieties and triumphs of a group of thirty unmatched young piano talents from around the world.

An international artist of renown, Van Cliburn (1934-2013) hailed, quite improbably, from Kilgore, Texas. This meant that he was a Real American. He became an enduring icon of American cultural possibility when, at the age of 23, he unexpectedly won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1958 in Moscow, a Cold War extravaganza designed to demonstrate the Soviet Union’s (i.e. Russia’s) cultural pre-eminence. This surprise recalled Black American Jesse Owens’ track and field triumphs at the 1936 Nazi Party-Aryan race Olympics in Berlin. The Moscow competition’s judges, for safety’s sake, asked Nikita Khrushchev if it was politically permissible to give an American the Moscow prize. To his eternal credit, the Soviet leader replied, “Is he the best? Then give him the prize!” Cliburn’s performance had received an eight-minute standing ovation.

Naturally, in our time the Russians have been displaced by the Chinese, and Moscow has been replaced by Cliburn’s Ft. Worth Texas hometown. The number of Chinese contestants, both Mainland and American, was impressive, but there were Russians, Americans, Italians, Poles and yet others. Among them, many confess on film to anxiety. But others, a lucky few, look supremely confident, imperturbable. “Why should I be anxious?” says one Russian. “I just go out on the stage and play.” Complete technical mastery helps but mental and emotional resilience are primary. The most accomplished player in the rehearsal studio can lose it on stage. How do musicians deal with the stress? Some have particular rituals before playing. One eats two bananas, probably for the potassium. Others have particular omens. A Russian contestant has been wearing the same lucky blue underwear for six years when he competes.

The judges provide insights into the evaluation process. Each year the decisions become more difficult, says one, because today, “most performances are historical,” meaning the quality just gets better and better. Another gives a flat answer as to whether judging can involve some indulgence: “Nobody gets a pass. Ever.” One has to perform sublime notwithstanding an audience of 2,000 people. Evaluations, says another, are inevitably somewhat personal. “You know immediately when somebody is doing something because they were told to do it or whether they really feel it.” A definition of really feeling it: “It’s a rare thing when a player makes you cry.” “Music,” one teacher had told her pupil, “is like a mirror. The way you play it reflects your personality.” The young musician gets the creepy feeling that competitive piano puts at risk one’s very identity and character.

What do the players themselves say about what’s going on, that the entire event is about competition. “I think it’s a necessary evil,” says a Mainland Chinese. “Everyone is so good. The only way to get ahead is ambition.” But another Mainland Chinese summed it up a little differently: “If you win, it doesn’t mean that you’re better than everyone else, and if you lose it doesn’t mean that you’re worse than everyone else.” Bravo for humanism.

Artistic competitions such as the Cliburn exist to nourish the community of artists. But that community of players cannot exist without a community of audiences as well. The point is to keep the fires burning, the interest, the passion, excellence and longing for art alive whether it’s classical music or jazz (cf. the eminent Thelonius Monk international jazz competition). Or, just barely, the Oscars might qualify. Classical music is hard, hard to play and in our time hard to love. A competent and caring public is inspiration for the musician no less than for the painter, the poet or the dancer. In other words, an artist needs other artists but also the rest of us who delight at their competition for glory and to surpass themselves.

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Why A Little Competition Can Make Men Way More Generous When It Comes To Charity

Men may be more likely to display generosity for a good cause if there’s a little competition involved.

Researchers from the U.K. examined thousands of online donation pages from last year’s Virgin London Marathon race, as runners had set up personal fundraising platforms to garner support for various charities of their choosing. When it came to large gifts, the researchers found men were itching to out-give other males who’d donated to the same female fundraiser, according to NPR.

On average, male supporters donated 28 British pounds (roughly $ 42) more to attractive women than the previous male donor when the previous male donor gave 50 British pounds (about $ 75) or more.

Independent reviewers rated the attractiveness of each fundraiser analyzed for the study.

“The results were quite surprising, actually, in that they were completely in line with the theory that men are hardwired to act competitively in this way,” said Sarah Smith, one of the researchers from the University of Bristol, according to NPR.

Although Smith found the results unexpectedly on-point, her work isn’t the first to suggest a little competition goes a long way when it comes to fundraising. Research that analyzed JustGiving donors discovered supporters who see a sizable donation before they make their own tended to give more, The Guardian reported.

But competition is far from the only factor that affects if or how much a donor gives. According to the outlet, several components influence one’s inkling to give back, like how big of an impact their gift will have or whether or not they’ve witnessed others donating.

Nichola Raihani of University College London, who partnered with Smith on the research, told NPR their work found a clear difference when it comes to competition and gender. While men may donate to charity in part to show their wealth, “women aren’t competitive with each other in the same way,” the research concluded.

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Unfair Competition

As a satirist I struggle to compete with reality. Last week, after declaring that, “There were mistakes made in Iraq,” and “I am my own man” Jeb Bush announced that Paul Wolfowitz was one of his foreign policy advisers. I immediately ceased drafting a blog about Jeb Bush’s cabinet. How could Secretary Treasury Bernie Madoff, Secretary of Health and Human Services Lindsay Lohan, and Attorney General Venero “Benny Eggs” Mangano, a Genovese capo, compete with Secretary of State Paul Wolfowitz?

Last week the Sarbanes-Oxley act of 2002 was again in the news. I can’t compete with Sarbanes-Oxley. I can’t make up stuff this good.

In response to the Enron scandal, Congress, in one of its more cockamamie acts (a very high hurdle), approved the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Having colluded in the Enron fraud, the accounting profession generously offered a solution: more auditing. Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley act requires a company’s external auditor to audit and opine on the company’s system of internal controls. This enabled accounting firms to double their audit fees.

Enron did not go bust because its accounts payable system lacked proper internal controls. Enron went bust because it committed fraud while its external auditors conspired with the fraudsters. But why should such facts interfere with legislation that shifts billions of dollars from shareholders to accounting firms?

Aside from doubling audit fees, section 404 accomplished nothing. As Lehman Brothers went bankrupt in 2008 and triggered the great recession, Lehman’s external auditors were signing off on scams such as “repo 105” and special investment vehicles (SIVs) that magically moved billions of debt off Lehman’s balance sheet on quarterly reporting dates. Looking on the bright side, I believe Lehman did exercise adequate internal controls over its accounts payable system as it precipitated the financial meltdown.

Sarbanes-Oxley also imposes a maximum sentence of 20 years for the destruction of “any record, document, or tangible abject” to obstruct an investigation. Federal authorities applied this provision to a heinous crime: a fisherman tossed undersize grouper into the Gulf of Mexico.

Though not a single greedster above the level of janitor, who originated, packaged, rated, or sold sub-prime debt, thereby nearly destroying the world’s financial system, has been charged with a crime, Sarbanes-Oxley penalizes undersize grouper tossing.

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Unfair Competition

As a satirist I struggle to compete with reality. Last week, after declaring that, “There were mistakes made in Iraq,” and “I am my own man” Jeb Bush announced that Paul Wolfowitz was one of his foreign policy advisers. I immediately ceased drafting a blog about Jeb Bush’s cabinet. How could Secretary Treasury Bernie Madoff, Secretary of Health and Human Services Lindsay Lohan, and Attorney General Venero “Benny Eggs” Mangano, a Genovese capo, compete with Secretary of State Paul Wolfowitz?

Last week the Sarbanes-Oxley act of 2002 was again in the news. I can’t compete with Sarbanes-Oxley. I can’t make up stuff this good.

In response to the Enron scandal, Congress, in one of its more cockamamie acts (a very high hurdle), approved the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Having colluded in the Enron fraud, the accounting profession generously offered a solution: more auditing. Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley act requires a company’s external auditor to audit and opine on the company’s system of internal controls. This enabled accounting firms to double their audit fees.

Enron did not go bust because its accounts payable system lacked proper internal controls. Enron went bust because it committed fraud while its external auditors conspired with the fraudsters. But why should such facts interfere with legislation that shifts billions of dollars from shareholders to accounting firms?

Aside from doubling audit fees, section 404 accomplished nothing. As Lehman Brothers went bankrupt in 2008 and triggered the great recession, Lehman’s external auditors were signing off on scams such as “repo 105” and special investment vehicles (SIVs) that magically moved billions of debt off Lehman’s balance sheet on quarterly reporting dates. Looking on the bright side, I believe Lehman did exercise adequate internal controls over its accounts payable system as it precipitated the financial meltdown.

Sarbanes-Oxley also imposes a maximum sentence of 20 years for the destruction of “any record, document, or tangible abject” to obstruct an investigation. Federal authorities applied this provision to a heinous crime: a fisherman tossed undersize grouper into the Gulf of Mexico.

Though not a single greedster above the level of janitor, who originated, packaged, rated, or sold sub-prime debt, thereby nearly destroying the world’s financial system, has been charged with a crime, Sarbanes-Oxley penalizes undersize grouper tossing.

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Competition Electronics Inc Pro Chrono Lighting Kit

Competition Electronics Inc Pro Chrono Lighting Kit


Pro Chrono Lighting Kit uses easy-mount light arcs to add on-demand light where and when you need it. This kit works with all Pro Chrono Chronograph models. The patented electronic design eliminates light bulbs — even the power indicator lights are LED. Use with either AC or DC power: 120-volt AC adapter (included) or 24-volt DC source-compatible (requires two 12-volt batteries wired in a series, not included). The kit’s packing box is designed for both storage and transport, and includes a complete instruction guide. A two-year warranty is standard, while individual replacement parts are available. Mfg: Competition Electronics Inc
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Competition Electronics Inc Pro Chrono Digital Chronograph

Competition Electronics Inc Pro Chrono Digital Chronograph


Pro Chrono Digital Chronograph measures velocities between 22 to 7000 feet per second in temperatures ranging from 33 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. You can mount the chronograph for hands-free convenience, thanks to a 1/4-inch by 20-inch mounting thread. The guide wire size is 3/16-inch by 16 inches. The digital chronograph requires a 9-volt battery (not included). Durable plastic light diffusers are included. Mfg: Competition Electronics Inc
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Competition Electronics Pocket Pro Ii

Competition Electronics Pocket Pro Ii


You’ll vastly improve your shooting speed, and ultimately your match scores,with this new generation of shot timer that’s easily configured for the information you need to know when practicing your shooting. Main screen allows you to set-up the timer to display only the information you want to see. Review four shots at once with shot numbers, times, and splits with the high resolution digital LED screen. Keep track of your shot time with shot number, split and start delay type. You can also adjust shot sensitivity via the display menu and shot dead time to eliminate echoes while shooting. Onboard date/time display allows you to keep complete records as you chart your progress, Mfg: Competition Electronics SPECS: Plastic, blue, coyote tan, or gray. Powered by one 9 volt battery, not included. Includes detailed instructions.
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Competition Electronics Prochrono Digital Chronograph

Competition Electronics Prochrono Digital Chronograph


The Pro Chrono is a compact, full-featured chronograph that accurately measures velocity readings from 22 to 7,000 feet per second. Lets you record up to 9 strings of 99 shots each and then review the data to find average velocity, standard deviation, and extreme spread. The optional PC USB Interface kit has everything needed to control all of the chronograph functions from your Microsoft Windows-based computer, so you can list velocity strings, compute ft./lbs. of energy, power factors, and even create graphs for easy data comparison and interpretation. The unit is extremely light and portable and comes with 1/4″-20 threads in the base for easy mounting to a standard camera tri Mfg: Competition Electronics SPECS: ProChrono Digitall – Plastic case, white, matte finish. Powered by a 9 volt battery, not included. 16″ (40.6cm) x 4″ (10.1cm) x 33/4″ (9.5cm) Weighs 2 lbs. (907g). External printer compatible. Includes wire support rods, diffusers and detailed instructions. PC USB Inte
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Competition Electronics Protimer Iv

Competition Electronics Protimer Iv


Two shot modes and three timer modes fulfill all match and individual practice needs. Shooting clubs have the powerful features needed to operate external horns, man on man, moving targets and stop plates. Simple operation has only five buttons. Start button lock-out prevents accidental erasure of a competitor’s shot string. Remote start feature operates the timer from a start plate or starts a moving target. Lets the individual shooter practice under realistic match conditions. Functions include instant, random or setable delay start, shot review and split time, auto power down after 10 minutes of non-use, horn off/on and shot sensitivity adjustment. Par time lets you se Mfg: Competition Electronics SPECS: Plastic, matte white finish. Powered by one 9 volt battery, not included. 5.5”” (14cm) x 2”” (5cm) x 4.5”” (11.4cm) Weighs 12.2oz. (345g). External printer compatible. Includes detailed instructions.
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Competition Electronics Prochrono Digital Chronograph

Competition Electronics Prochrono Digital Chronograph


The Pro Chrono is a compact, full-featured chronograph that accurately measures velocity readings from 22 to 7,000 feet per second. Lets you record up to 9 strings of 99 shots each and then review the data to find average velocity, standard deviation, and extreme spread. The optional PC USB Interface kit has everything needed to control all of the chronograph functions from your Microsoft Windows-based computer, so you can list velocity strings, compute ft./lbs. of energy, power factors, and even create graphs for easy data comparison and interpretation. The unit is extremely light and portable and comes with 1/4″-20 threads in the base for easy mounting to a standard camera tri Mfg: Competition Electronics SPECS: ProChrono Digitall – Plastic case, white, matte finish. Powered by a 9 volt battery, not included. 16″ (40.6cm) x 4″ (10.1cm) x 33/4″ (9.5cm) Weighs 2 lbs. (907g). External printer compatible. Includes wire support rods, diffusers and detailed instructions. PC USB Inte
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Competition Electronics Prochrono Digital Chronograph

Competition Electronics Prochrono Digital Chronograph


The Pro Chrono is a compact, full-featured chronograph that accurately measures velocity readings from 22 to 7,000 feet per second. Lets you record up to 9 strings of 99 shots each and then review the data to find average velocity, standard deviation, and extreme spread. The optional PC USB Interface kit has everything needed to control all of the chronograph functions from your Microsoft Windows-based computer, so you can list velocity strings, compute ft./lbs. of energy, power factors, and even create graphs for easy data comparison and interpretation. The unit is extremely light and portable and comes with 1/4″-20 threads in the base for easy mounting to a standard camera tri Mfg: Competition Electronics SPECS: ProChrono Digitall – Plastic case, white, matte finish. Powered by a 9 volt battery, not included. 16″ (40.6cm) x 4″ (10.1cm) x 33/4″ (9.5cm) Weighs 2 lbs. (907g). External printer compatible. Includes wire support rods, diffusers and detailed instructions. PC USB Inte
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No Holds Barred Fighting: The Ultimate Guide to Conditioning: Elite Exercises and Training for NHB Competition and Total Fitness

No Holds Barred Fighting: The Ultimate Guide to Conditioning: Elite Exercises and Training for NHB Competition and Total Fitness


Ideal for aspiring or practicing no-holds-barred (NHB) athletes or for anyone seeking an elite fitness routine, this manual employs the regimens of top NHB athletes. Explaining how to apply the scientific concepts of specificity and synergy to create tailored workout routines, this manual features scores of exercises—from old standbys to modern training techniques—for any type of athlete. Requiring minimal time and equipment, the programs in this resource add excitement to routines and keep readers stimulated while providing fundamental training information for all skill levels.
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Competition Electronics Prochrono Pal

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Determines the actual velocity of factory and reloaded ammunition. Features a large shooting area for accurate shot placement and easier setup, indoors or out. Displays velocity, number of shots, average velocity, high and low velocity. Optional indoor light kit available. Lightweight design, threaded for 1/4””-20 tpi camera tripod. Measures from 22 to 7,000 feet per second. Mfg: Competition Electronics SPECS: Plastic case, white, matte finish. Powered by a 9 volt battery, not included. 16”” (40.6cm) x 4”” (10.1cm) x 3- 3/4”” (9.5cm) Wt. 2 lbs. (907 g). Includes wire support rods, diffusers; instructions.
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Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Ices Out Competition At Annie Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney’s “Frozen” topped the animation honors at the 41st Annie Awards, taking home five trophies, including best animated feature.

The 3-D film, about a magically icy princess and her sister, won best directing for Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee at Saturday night’s Annies, which are presented by the International Animated Film Society. It also conquered music, production design and voice acting categories, the latter for star Josh Gad. “Frozen,” which has earned more than $ 864 million globally, was up against “Despicable Me 2,” ”A Letter to Momo,” ”Ernest & Celestine,” ”Monsters University,” ”The Croods” and “The Wind Rises.”

Live-action films also scored Annies, including “Pacific Rim” for animated effects and “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” for character animation.

For television, Fox’s “Futurama” won best general-audience animated show.
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TYR Young Men’s Racer Competition Swimsuit

TYR Young Men’s Racer Competition Swimsuit


The TYR Young Men’s Racer Competition Swimsuit with Xtra Life LYCRA fiber offers a beautiful, long-lasting fit and provides resistance to chlorine 5-10 times longer than ordinary spandex. From high fashion to high performance, Xtra Life LYCRA fiber offers the fit, and freedom of movement that consumers demand. The TYR Solid Racer has performance and style with Xtra Life LYCRA fiber the fit you love, is the fit you’ll keep long into the swim season.
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6-Year-Old Breakdancer Demolishes Her Opponent In Competition

Even if you’ve been practicing and practicing your headspins, you still might not match up to miniature breakdancer “Bgirl Terra.”

At just six years old, she’s already part of the UK break dancing troupe Soul Mavericks, and is wowing crowds with her fearless moves.

The video above is from the Chelles Battle Pro competition that was held in Paris on March 2, 2013. The British-born little girl competed against worthy opponent “Bboy Leelou” in the Baby Battle division, and even though she was nearly half his size, she gave him a run for his money.

Terra lost the overall battle, but walked away with the “Best Dancer” prize, and certainly won our hearts as well.

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TYR Young Men’s Jammer Competition Swimsuit

TYR Young Men’s Jammer Competition Swimsuit


With Lycra brand fiber, the TYR Young Men’s Jammer Competition Swimsuit is built for maximum longevity comfort and performance. Lycra helps maintain shape, resist chlorine and provide the best and most comfortable fit. Designed for racing and training, the TYR Jammer provides support and coverage while enhancing muscle compression. The Jammer features a non-slip, flat braided drawcord for a comfortable, secure fit.
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Competition Electronics Indoor Lighting Kit

Competition Electronics Indoor Lighting Kit


Features 72 LEDs that emit invisible, infra-red light for optimum contrast over the optical sensors and reliable, indoor chronograph operation. Eliminates possible invalid readings when using incandescent or florescent light sources that can vary in intensity and coverage. Portable and fast setup, just mount the light arcs and connect power. Red “ON” indicator illuminates when operating. 120 VAC adapter included. Will operate on a 24 VDC source (two 12 Volt batteries wired in series). Shipping box protects the unit during storage and transport. Includes complete instructions. Fits all ProChrono model chronographs. Mfg: Competition Electronics SPECS: Adapter input – 120 VAC 60Hz. Light Arc Input/Adapter Output – 24 VDC 200mA. Power Consumption – Approx. 200mA (100 mA per arc).
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