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Wrestling To Add 2 New Weight Classes For Women

FILA, the international governing body for wrestling, may be following in the footsteps of the World Wrestling Entertainment by introducing two new classes for their Diva division.

women wrestlingIn a move seen to add to their push to remain in the Olympics, FILA, through acting president Nenad Lalovic, said they are planning to add two new weight classes for women’s wrestling. Nenad added a rules committee will recommend the move—which would also eliminate a weight class in both men’s freestlye and Greco-Roman—during the organization’s congress in Moscow next week.

Wrestling officials would then include the change in their presentation to the International Olympic Committee, as they apply for provisional status in the 2020 Olympic Games.

Back in February, the IOC recommended that wrestling be removed from the Olympics after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

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May 9, 2013 at 7:22 amProduct Review

Spelling Not Being Taught In Schools, Says Author

Tracy Beaker author Dame Jacqueline Wilson says schoolchildren from overseas have better English language skills than their British counterparts.

jacqueline-wilsonWilson told The Independent that her fans from Eastern Europe, Spain, and Portugal all had better spelling and grammar than British children. She receives hundreds of fan letters each week from across the globe.

The best-selling author said that her foreign fans are writing in English, and apologizing for their English, yet the letters “will be more grammatical and spelt more properly than those from our own children. It’s quite extraordinary.”

“Spelling doesn’t seem to be something that happens [at school]. I don’t think it is being taught, “added the writer. Dame Jacqueline is one of Britain’s most popular writers thanks to the success of her breakthrough novel The Story of Tracy Beaker in 1991.

Read the rest of the article at The Telegraph.

May 7, 2013 at 2:30 amStudy Section

The Best Scenic Road Trips For The Summer

Summer is usually the best time for family road trips, when the kids have school off and parents only have a few things to worry about. Road trips are a great time for families to bond and have a good time, and America is one of the best places in the world to explore by car.

For a lot of people, this means going down country roads at interstate-highway speed. For those planning to hit the road, here are some summer road-trip routes that can take you away from the busy city and into a more relaxing state of mind.

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It will be hard to try and pinpoint one section of the coast as the best. Cruise down Highway 101, running from Oregon’s northern border to its southern end and hugging the shoreline form most of the way.

The often-winding roads are lined with a string of well-tended state parks, with each offering a different combination of hikes, tide pools, giant trees, sandy beaches, and even surfing.

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May 2, 2013 at 3:02 amOver Seas