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Can the Tour de France help improve the secondary status of women’s pro sport markets?

Originally posted on The Fields of Green:

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Pro Cyclists Amber Neben and Judith Arndt (Credit: Benny Devich)

With a full summer month (and much productivity) absorbed by the World Cup, July signals the start of another globally captivating sporting event, the Tour de France. The Tour de France is ranked third behind the quadrennial Olympics and World Cup in terms of global sport broadcast audiences.

Extensive media coverage providing viewers with live up-close, aerial and interactive GPS footage will follow the men’s professional peloton attacking climbs, chasing breakaways, carving out high speed descents, racing the clock, and sprinting for glory. As the racers rack up nearly 2,300 miles on cobblestones, in the Pyrenees, on flats, and along coastal regions, there is an equally important story about women’s racing that requires telling.

(Credit: Brian Hodes, veloimages.com)
(Credit: Brian Hodes, veloimages.com)

While the Tour’s 21 stages are exclusive to professional men, this year the Tour will also host one day of women’s racing, 

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Adamawa Acting Gov Sworn In, Promises To Bring The State Out Of Darkness

Originally posted on Voice of Arewa:

Sequel to the impeachment of Governor Murtala Nyako yesterday, the former Speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly, Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has has been sworn in as the Acting Governor of the state by Justice Ambrose Mamadi.
In his maiden speech shortly after he was sworn in, the Acting…

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Subsidy must go – Finance Commissioners, NECA

Originally posted on Voice of Arewa:

Removal ‘ll impoverish Nigerians; it’s corruption that should go— NLC
Commissioners for Finance from the 36 states of the federation rose from their monthly Federation Accounts Allocation Committee, FAAC, meeting in Abuja, yesterday, insisting that petroleum products subsidy must be remov…

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Originally posted on Peace and Freedom:

The South China Morning Post is reporting on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 that the UK will mobilize the international community in protest against China if China violates the “one country, two systems” for the turnover of Hong Kong from the UK to China made in 1984.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says the UK has been too quiet and reserved and the world needs to know that China is seriously planning to withdroaw guaranteed human rights from the people of Hong Kong in violation of the 1984 agreement.

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The deputy prime minister has criticised his coalition partners, including the prime minister, for being too deferential to China

By Nicholas Watt

theguardian.com, Tuesday 15 July 2014 18.59 EDT

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Nick Clegg (right) met Anson Chan and Martin Lee and is said to be ‘dismayed’ at the British government’s lack of unity on democracy in Hong Kong. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images

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UK MUSIC NEWS: KREPT & KONAN WIN BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT AT BET AWARDS 2014

Originally posted on MAD NEWS:

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UK rap duo Krept & Konan has won Best International Act at this year’s BET Awards.

The pair who were up against fellow nominees Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah and Rita Ora, thanked their fans and supporters via Instagram. 

For some strange reason the ‘Best International Act’ category is never aired on US television (unless this has now changed).

Anyway, congratulations Krept and Konan.

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Chris Brown Looked Inebriated While Being Carried Out Of The Club [VIDEO]

Originally posted on Black America Web:

Newly freed R&B singer Chis Brown better hope nobody involved in his assault case is a fan of gossip sites, otherwise Breezy could be facing more trouble. Why might Chris Brown be in more trouble? He was damn near carried out of a BET Awards after-party and  placed into a car being driven by his boo Karreuche Tran.

Chris Brown and his crew partied hard into the early morning hours at a club called Playhouse. When it was time for him to leave, he walked out, but not by using his own strength. Breezy was helped out of the club by a few people. Brown had his arms on the shoulders of two guys while another guy cleared the way for the superstar to get into the waiting Lamborghini.

Peep the video of his exit below.

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2014 BET Awards.. Where is the Spoken Word Artist Award

Originally posted on Beneath The Surface:

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Spoken Word Artist Needs to be awarded as well

The 2014 BET Awards ceremony took place Sunday, and as no surprise the big winner was  Beyonce The pop super star took three awards home. Nicki Minaji won for best female hip hop star, and after she acceptance speech I sat back and asked myself …… Where is the award for the Spoken Word Artist?

The Grammy Award for spoken word artist has been awarded from 1959 to 1998 the award was known as Best Art  Performance, Documentary or Spoken Word Artist. I wondered why has the art of poetry been abandoned from ceremonies like this one.  Watching the Awards Chris Rock stated that B.E.T was a platform for up and coming new artist that are bring new life to the art of music.

So why aren’t we acknowledged?

Because all I hear on the radio is the same “O”…

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Nicki Minaj, “I Thought I Was About To Die”

Originally posted on 93.9 WKYS:

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TMZ gained their credibility when the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson, died. In the same token, the lost MAJOR points when they reported that Lil Wayne died a few years back. One of the world’s most popular websites, is the same reason Nicki Minaj refused to call 911, when she was skipping at death’s door just days prior to the 2014 BET Awards.

During her acceptance speech at the BET Awards, Nicki explained the ordeal.

“The other day, literally I didn’t tell anybody this, I really thought I was about to die. Like, I was saying my prayers to die.”

“And I didn’t even want to call the ambulance because I thought, ‘Well if I call the ambulance, it’s going to be on TMZ.’

“I would rather sit there and die. And it made me realize I don’t care what anybody got to say. I’m going to do me.”

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