As the winter Olympics in Sochi start, press attention has centered on two topics not sports related. These include corruption in the construction of the venues and the threat of terrorist attacks. What are the most recent estimates of the amount of corruption and what form did it take? What is the likelihood of an attack at the heavily guarded site?
Get the answers to these questions and more in Hot Topics – Sports – Winter Olympics 2014.
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Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir have been sentenced to prison terms for spot-fixing and match-fixing in exchange for large incentives enabled by large gambling rings. Such sentencing is the first of its kind as communication in a globalized world makes such situations more and more common not only in the cricket world, but also in sports.
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Just in time for Veterans Day (or Armistice Day), President Obama has launched his “We Can’t Wait” initiative in which veterans, particularly those serving post-9/11 and those who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, will have access to databases that will match skills learned in the military to civilian jobs in addition to job postings geared to veterans. The goal being that every veteran will be employed shortly after arriving home.
Good old dad, you gotta love him. He is always there in a pinch to help move you into college, walk you down the aisle, or babysit the kids. It is time to show some appreciation for all dad has done through the years and celebrate him through eBooks. Our eMedia Catalog has an eBook sure to win over every kind of dad. Check out some of these favorites!