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How to Enjoy a Live Sporting Event in Style

Lifestyles - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:23
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(NewsUSA) - Are you ready for some football!? As football camps commence and America begins to prep for the upcoming season, sports fans are gearing up for the country's most popular sport.

Indeed, as summer eases into the fall season, it's a grand time to be a sports fan, what with football starting and baseball heading into the stretch run for the playoffs. Whatever your sports heart desires, however, there's a certain code of conduct when you're supporting your favorite team at the next home game. Remember, there's a fine line between a rabid fan and an obnoxious one.

To ensure your next trip to the arena or stadium is as relaxing and successful as ever, here are some essential items to bring and keep in mind:

* Alcohol consumption and watching sports go hand in hand. Certainly enjoy a nice tall beer and some good-natured booing with your fellow fans, but remember to be a good citizen and respectful of your stadium neighbor(s).

* Pack binoculars and seat cushions. You'll never be more comfortable and glued to the action when you can see the plays and players as if you're on the field.

* Bring some snacks and drinks. If your venue allows, it's always wise to keep hydrated with bottles of water.

* Don't forget your spittoon. Being at an arena or stadium crammed shoulder to shoulder with someone can be uncomfortable and leave you exposed to say the least. If you're a smokeless tobacco user, there's even less opportunity to take a discreet "dip" and spit.

That is, unless you own a portable spittoon created by Atlanta-based FLASR. These new 4-ounce pocket-sized spittoons are designed to allow users to easily open and close with just one hand, making them ideal items to bring to the next sports event or any other public setting so you can privately enjoy your tasty tobacco. Another advantage to the FLASR flask is its advanced closing mechanism that ensures it stays securely closed when not in use, eliminating the risk of any messy spills or leaks.

For more information, please visit www.flasr.com.

Who wins when global currencies tumble?

Business News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:22
Currencies are crashing across the globe.









20 great places to travel this fall

CNN - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:13
September's here and summer's drifting away like an autumn leaf in a swimming pool.









Categories: National News

Mississippi State Opens Contest To Name Softball Tournament

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:09
As the construction on the $6-million project for a new Mississippi State softball stadium continues, head coach Vann Stuedeman announced Wednesday a contest that will allow fans to name a tournament the Bulldogs will host in 2016.

Cord cutters getting to watch more NFL streaming games this season

Business News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:03
Cord cutters will get a chance to watch more NFL games streamed for free this season.









Yellowstone grizzly cubs arrive at zoo home

CNN - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:44
Two orphaned grizzly cubs have found a new home at the Toledo Zoo.









Categories: National News

Attacks on police are an attack on community

CNN - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:42
On August 28, Harris County sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth was assassinated -- I can think of no other word for it -- while pumping gas into his patrol car at a suburban Houston Chevron station.









Categories: National News

Stocks crash to push more China cash into global real estate

Business News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:29
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China plays hard to get with Russia

Business News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:29
It's like China took Russia on a date and then never called again.









'Superfly' of wrestling fame charged in 1980s slaying

CNN - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:21
James Snuka, who rose to fame in the 1980s as professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the 1983 slaying of Nancy Argentino, his then-girlfriend.









Categories: National News

Blow Off the Heat By Turning On a Fan

Lifestyles - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:19
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(NewsUSA) - Believe it or not, cooler weather is on the way. For most parts of the country, mid-September brings a break in the heat, and signals a good time to turn off your air conditioner and turn on your ceiling fan to start saving energy and money. This Sept. 18 marks the third annual National Ceiling Fan Day (NCFD).

Many major ceiling fan manufacturers, the American Lighting Association (ALA) and leading energy-conservation groups invite everyone to join the fight to reduce energy consumption by turning off their central cooling systems and relying on ceiling fans to save trillions of kilowatt hours of energy consumption.

As an extra incentive to participate in the energy-saving effort, many fan retailers are offering discounts to consumers in conjunction with NCFD. You can find a list of local ALA-member fan retailers at AmericanLightingAssoc.com.

If every American participates in NCFD by turning off their AC and using fans for their cooling needs, the United States will save enough energy to power the entire city of New York for months. And it saves money too. Operating a fan can cost as little as $1 per month. That is quite a savings compared to approximately $100 per month to run an AC unit in a typical home.

Initiated by fan manufacturer Fanimation, NCFD is supported by other ALA-member fan manufacturers, including Casablanca Fan Company, Craftmade, Emerson Ceiling Fans, Hunter Fan Company, Kichler, Matthews Fan Company, Minka-Aire, Monte Carlo Ceiling Fan Company, Progress Lighting, Quorum International, Regency Ceiling Fans, Savoy House, Sea Gull Lighting, The Modern Fan Co., Vaxcel International and Westinghouse Lighting, as well as The Home Depot, Lowe's Companies, Inc. and the ALA. Many of the nation's leaders in energy conservation and efficiency are also on board. Those supporters include the U.S. Green Building Council, Alliance to Save Energy, Affordable Comfort, Inc., Environmental and Energy Study Institute and Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.

For more information on how to save energy with ceiling fans and for a list of ALA-member fan retailers and manufacturers, go to AmericanLightingAssoc.com.

Hulu offers commercial-free option for a few bucks a month

Business News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:07
Now you can skip all the ads on Hulu -- if you're willing to pay a few extra bucks a month.









India's workers strike to challenge Modi

Business News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:58
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Rebekah Brooks is back at News Corp

Business News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:38
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Officer found dead in his home

CNN - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:29
The death of an off-duty officer in Texas is being treated as a homicide, police said Tuesday.









Categories: National News

How you can help

CNN World - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:13
A new report from the UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, says that more than 2,500 migrants and refugees have died or gone missing this year while crossing the Mediterranean Sea, seeking a new life. Although over 350,000 survived, the journeys remain dangerous and deadly. CNN Impact Your World has gathered ways you can help make the journeys safe.









Categories: International News
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