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Anytime Fitness achieves 2,000 Club Location Milestone

Tue, 04 Dec 2012 06:59:51 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Anytime Fitness achieved a milestone when a new club in The Netherlands opened today. The chain now has a total of 2,000 locations. The 2000th club location milestone was achieved in only one decade.

Chuck Runyon, Anytime Fitness CEO and co-founder, said that they have accomplished quick growth while earning customer loyalty.

The 2000th club location was opened in Neede, which is 90 miles east of Amsterdam. This is the eighth Anytime Fitness location in The Netherlands. Anytime Fitness clubs can be found in 12 different countries, including locations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Qatar, Japan, Australia, and Spain.

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Verizon FiOS TV adds WatchESPN for the Xbox

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:36:39 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Verizon FiOS TV customers can now get WatchESPN on their Microsoft Xbox 360 game consoles. Additionally, HD video of live broadcasts and events from ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, and ESPN Goal Line/Buzzer Beaters are accessible for Xbox LIVE Gold members. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) made the announcement Tuesday.

The new addition will allow Verizon FiOS subscribers to watch popular ESPN shows, such as "SportsCenter," "PTI," "First Take," "NFL Live," "Baseball Tonight," "College GameDay," "Mike & Mike in the Morning," and more on their Xbox. Live sporting event broadcasts from the NFL, MLB, NBA, motor sports, soccer, golf, tennis, and more will now be delivered to the Xbox through ESPN.

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Water Aerobics just as good as other Cardio Workouts

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 23:17:35 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Exercising in the water has just as much aerobic benefit as working-out on land, suggests a new study. The researchers found pedaling an exercise bike in a swimming pool had a similar aerobic effect to a typical stationary bike workout. The study was presented today at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress.

The immersible ergocycle, which is a stationary exercise bike that can be put in a swimming pool, was studied. Many people might assume that moving in water is not as difficult as moving on land. The researchers compared land and water bicycling workouts for effectiveness.

Healthy participants perform exercise tests in the water and on land. The water level was up to their chest level. The intensity of the workout was increased every minute until the riders were exhausted. The researchers found that the land-workout was almost the same when they compared the maximal oxygen consumption rates.

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NBC collaborated with Adobe to create Mobile Apps to Live Stream the 2012 Olympic Games

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 05:23:40 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The 2012 Olympics are scheduled to start on Friday, July 27, and will end on Sunday, August 12. NBC will be covering the sporting events on their TV network, but will also provide two mobile apps to watch them on the go. NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, had Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) build the two apps; NBC Olympics Live Extra App and NBC Olympics App.

NBC Olympics Live Extra will work for cable, satellite, and telco customers to provide live-stream Olympic coverage. Adobe estimates that over 3,500 hours of coverage will occur. There are 32 sports and 302 medal awarding events.

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Bowflex Dumbbell set recall announced for needed Repair

Sat, 09 Jun 2012 03:44:33 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall by Nautilus for their Bowflex dumbbells because the weight-setting dial could stop working correctly causing plates to fall off when lifted up from the stand. The company is offering a free repair kit to remedy this problem.

The Bowflex® SelectTech® 1090 Dumbbells are involved in the recall. Nautilus is recalling around 17,000 of these units after they have received 16 reports of the weight dial not working correctly. Three people reported being injured on the foot or leg.

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Skechers to offer Consumer refunds for Shape-ups after agreeing to $40 million FTC Settlement

Thu, 17 May 2012 02:55:02 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The Federal Trade Commission today announced that Skechers USA, Inc. agreed to pay $40 million for promising more than what their Shape-ups shoes could actually do. Skechers decided not to fight the FTC charges. The goverment agency said the company made unfounded claims that the shoes could aid in losing weight, and for toning and strengthening their bottom half.

The good news is consumers who have purchased the Shape-ups can submit a claim to get some amount of a refund. The website is http://www.skecherssettlement.com/ where consumers can apply for reimbursement. The refunds are being offered for consumers who purchased the Shape-ups, Resistance Runner, Shape-ups Toners/Trainers, and Tone-ups starting on August 1, 2008 to present day. The consumer settlement refunds will vary depending on the number of participants in the claim and depending on the shoe model ranging from $20 up to $80.

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Recall of Trampolines sold at Walmart announced for Safety Net Breaking

Thu, 10 May 2012 04:55:49 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Trampolines sold exclusively at Walmart are being recalled because the safety net surrounding it could fail causing serious injuries. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with Sportspower Limited of Hong Kong, China, announced the voluntary recall.

The manufacturer, Sportspower, received 17 reports of the net breaking. Eleven people sustained injuries including broken bones, back and neck injuries, and contusions.

About 92,000 of the Sportspower BouncePro 14' Trampolines were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide between February 2009 through February 2012 at a retail price around $275. The trampolines have a 6-feet high brown mesh netting and are 14’ in diameter. The UPC codes 68706404210 and 68706404244 were displayed on the trampoline box packaging.

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Los Angeles Dodgers sale for $2 Billion is a Done Deal

Wed, 02 May 2012 05:58:07 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers has been completed today, according to an announcement made by Guggenheim Baseball Management LLC and Frank McCourt. The sale cost the new owners $2 billion.

Mark Walter, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and Stan Kasten are named as having ownership of the franchise. Mark Walter is the control person, and Stan Kasten is the CEO for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers released a statement saying, "The Dodgers emerge from the Chapter 11 reorganization process having achieved its objective of maximizing the value of the Dodgers through a successful Plan of Reorganization, under which all claims will be paid. The Dodgers move forward with confidence - in a strong financial position; as a premier Major League Baseball franchise; and as an integral part of and representative of the Los Angeles community."

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Scuba Diving Hose Recall announced for Drowning Danger

Thu, 19 Apr 2012 22:48:22 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The voluntary recall of scuba diving hoses was announced by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today, because they could burst when being used, which could cause the diver to be without an air supply and possibly drowned. Around 17,000 of the Miflex High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses are involved in the recall. The recall was announced after XS Scuba received 189 reports of the hose failing. No injuries have been reported.

The hoses were imported and distributed in the US and Canada by XS Scuba, Inc., of Santa Ana, California. The hoses came from Miflex 2, located in Villasanta, Italy. XS Scuba sold the hoses through scuba diving retailers, and online between May 2009 and April 2012 for around $44 and $60 each.

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Bicycle Child Carrier Seat recall announced by Todson for needed Repair

Thu, 05 Apr 2012 19:16:03 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Todson, Inc. has voluntarily recalled around 40,000 of the Topeak Babyseat™ II Bicycle Carrier Seats because the child could cut and possibly amputate their fingertips. The company received two reports of children catching their fingers and suffered a near amputation and a crushed finger.

The problem is when a child places their finger in the opening by the grab bar’s hinge equipment. The adult could lift the grab bar and this could cause the child’s finger to become caught in the hinge, which could cause injury including fingertip amputation.

The carrier seats were sold at J&B Imports, REI, Action and Hawley, other independent bicycle dealers, and other retailers nationwide. They also were sold online at REI.com. The baby seat carrier were sold between January 2009 and April 2012 between $140 and $180.
Model number TCS2100, TCS2101 and TCS2102 of the Topeak Babyseat II bicycle carrier seats are involved in the recall. The model number can be found on the product's packaging.

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Women’s Cruiser Bicycle recall announced by Fuji for Free Frame Replacement

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 05:09:12 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of Fuji Saratoga Women’s Bicycle because the frame could break and cause the rider to crash. The company received 12 reports of the bicycle frame breaking with two people being injured – one with a head laceration getting 20 stitches and the other receiving scrapes and bruises.

Around 10,500 bicycles are involved in this recall. They were sold at specialty bicycle stores nationwide between November 2007 and December 2011 at prices ranging between $300 and $500.

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Striiv Pedometer goes High-Tech with Fitness Coaching

Tue, 10 Jan 2012 22:06:18 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - For those people that are striving to be fit and slender for 2012, the new Striiv pedometer might be a fun way to stay motivated. The Striiv pedometer has incorporated even more tools to motivate users to walk 60 minutes a day.
The pedometer idea has been a common method promoted for individuals to walk and get fit. Doctors recommend 30 minutes of exercise or walking each day. The pedometer goal is to get 5,000 steps a day to keep people moving. Most pedometers just track footsteps and that is all. The Striiv has worked on incorporating an interactive tool for motivating the user.

There is a special way Stiiv helps to motivate walkers; The company will donate to charitable causes depending on how much time you have walked. They are donating money from sponsors to supply clean water in South America, give out polio vaccines in India, and saving the rain forest. It does not cost you anything for your walking efforts to donated to the cause of your choice; however you do have to walk and then connect the Striiv to a PC to participate in the program. Other than that, a PC computer is not required for using the Striiv.

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Schwinn Elliptical Trainer Recall - Requires Foot Plate Repair

Tue, 06 Dec 2011 18:47:28 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission along with Nautilius Inc. announced a voluntary recall for the Schwinn Ellipitcal Trainer exercise equipment because the foot plate could come off and cause the person to fall off. Owners of the elliptical trainer that is being recalled should not use the machine until the footplate has been repaired.

The company had been informed of nine reports of the foot plate coming off the machine or breaking when being used. One person had the machine hit their knee.

Around 10,000 of the recalled model number 460 of the Schwinn Elliptical Trainers were sold between July 2008 and May 2011 for about $1,000. They were sold online at Nautilus.com, Amazon.com and at retail stores including Dick's Sporting Goods, AAFES. The elliptical also could have been sold at other retailers that specialized in fitness equipment or sporting goods.

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Trek Bicycles recalled for Seat Bolt Repair

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 00:31:36 +0000

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced along with Trek Bicycle Corporation the voluntary recall of 27,000 Trek 2012 FX and District brand bicycles because a bolt that holds the seat saddle needs to be replaced. The bolt that is currently installed on the recalled bicycles could unexpectedly break causing the rider to fall off and possibly be injured.

The Model Year of the recalled bicycles are the 2012: Trek 7.2 FX, 7.3 FX, 7.4 FX, AND 7.5 FX. The District, and 9th District bicycle models being recalled are the: WSD, Livestrong and Disc. The bicycles were sold at bicycle retailers nationwide for a price of $550 - $1,100. They were sold between May 2011 and September 2011.

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Bridgeway Bicycle Recall announced due to Chain Breaking

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 20:05:17 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Around 91,000 Bridgeway brand bicycles are being voluntarily recalled due the possibility of the chain breaking and causing a person to lose control and becoming injured. This announcement was made today by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) along with the importer.

The bicycles were sold at Walmart stores between February 2011 and July 2011 with a retail price around $100. Bridgeway International, of Naples, Florida, announced the recall after receiving 11 reports. Out of these reports, nine people had sustained injuries, which included cuts and contusions.

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Exercise Equipment Recall - Resistance Bands and Cord Kits sold at Target Stores need Repairs

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 22:14:33 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), along with Target, have announced the recall of around 447,000 Embark Resistance Cords and Cord Kits. The company wants to repair the unit to prevent injuries to the consumers.

Target received three reports of injuries from using the Resistance Bands. The black plastic ball on the resistance cord could release while being attached to a door, which could hit the consumer. Two reports of people involved permanent vision loss because they were hit in the eye by the door anchor ball. The extent of the injury to the third victim is unknown, according to Target. .

To remedy the problem, Target will be providing instructions on how to properly repair the resistance cords so that they are safe to use again. Consumers are instructed to stop using the resistance band products until they are able to complete the necessary repair.

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Los Angeles Dodgers Bankruptcy - Frank McCourt blames MLB Commissioner

Mon, 27 Jun 2011 23:31:30 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, which will allow the baseball team owners to deal with immediate finances. In a statement, Dodger owner, Frank McCourt, mentioned Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig as the reason the team had to file for chapter 11.

Selig did not approve a media transaction between the Los Angeles Dodgers and FOX network, which was a multibillion-dollar media rights transaction. If the MLB Commissioner approved of this, the Dodgers would have had access to hundreds of millions of dollars. The office of the MLB Commissioner rejected the proposed deal. The Dodgers have been trying for almost a year to get Selig to approve the media deal.

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‘Nitro Circus Live’ event in Las Vegas – Daredevil Stunt Show with Extreme Sports sets many new records

Mon, 06 Jun 2011 01:42:49 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Travis Pastrana along with Cam Sinclair accomplished a synchronized double back flip motorcyle stunt at the Nitro Circus Live event held at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on June 4. The dual stunt is a new first for Freestyle Motorcross (FMX). Wheelchair bound Aaron 'Wheelz' Fotheringham completed a 50 foot jump and did a flip to land without a hitch. The one night only show was the debut of the Nitro Circus Live, which is a show of stunts with BMX, FMX, skateboarders, motorcycles, and more. The tour is based on the reality MTV show ‘Nitro Circus.’

Travis Pastrana asked his girlfriend Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins in front of the crowd. He was planning to ask her at the end of the show, but he was so nervous that he could not wait.

Cam Sinclair, who had almost lost his life to a double back flip, had an amazing comeback and won the X Games FMX biggest trick in 2010 for the same stunt. This time he and Pastrana succeeded in the dual synchronized double back flip for the Las Vegas event.

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Chicago Cubs home games aired on AT&T U-Verse TV will let viewers chose the camera angle

Wed, 11 May 2011 20:55:36 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - AT&T U-Verse has collaborated with WGN America and WGN-TV to offer more camera angles of the Chicago Cubs baseball games at Wrigley Field. There will be up to four different camera angles that AT&T U-verse customers can chose from when watching a home game of the Chicago Cubs. This functionality will be available all U-verse TV customers.

AT&T expanded this multi-view feature of the Chicago Cubs games from last year's test run which was only available to Chicago U-verse TV customers. AT&T is now making the multi-viewing options available nationwide. Most of the Chicago Cubs home games will have the app for picking the camera angles displayed on the TV.

The camera angles are set up for above home plate, third base, first base, and center field. The Chicago Cubs Multiview is free for those U-Verse TV customers that subscribe to U100 and above on channel 780 and 1780HD.

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Sports Schedule for This Weekend – Baseball Basketball Golf and NASCAR

Fri, 04 Mar 2011 23:37:08 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) This weekend there will be several sports events including the NASCAR Kobalt Tools 400 in Las Vegas, the Honda Classic, and various Major League Baseball games. The Lakers and Clippers will also be playing this weekend.

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The NASCAR 2011 Sprint Cup Series continues with the Kobalt Tools 400 on Sunday (see the chart below). The weather is expected to be dry and warm. Kurt Busch is the defending pole sitter. The race begins at 3 pm ET and will be shown on FOX.

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