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Smoking pot can still get you fired in Colorado

You can walk into a store in Colorado and legally buy marijuana, but you might get fired if you smoke it. A new Colorado state law went into effect January 1, permitting anyone 21 years of age or older to buy and consume limited amounts of marijuana in the state, despite the fact that marijuana is a controlled substance on the federal level.

But the Colorado law states that businesses can still prohibit marijuana use. And courts have ruled that employees can be terminated for smoking pot on the job and even in private, on personal time.

If a company has a drug policy in place, and an employee fails a drug test, “employers can take whatever action they deem to be prudent,” says Curtis Graves, an attorney for the Mountain States Employers Council, a nonprofit that represents about 3,000 companies, many of those in Colorado.

Employees can even be fired for using medical marijuana with a doctor’s prescription.

The reason for this apparent contradiction is that smoking pot is still illegal under federal law, Graves explains.

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“The Colorado state court of appeals said that unless [pot] is legal under [both] state and federal law, it is not protected under the lawful off duty activities law.”

That means that employers can still enforce zero tolerance policies.

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That decision came after a DISH Network employee filed a lawsuit in 2011, Nike Air Max 2017 851622-001 Unisex Schwarz Grau Shop Austria after being terminated for testing positive for marijuana.

DISH Network acknowledged that the employee in question was using medical marijuana and was never “impaired” at work, but stuck to its zero tolerance drug policy anyway.

Graves said that case should serve as a warning to employees. Employers have all the rights, he said, “and employees need to know what the rules are so they can abide by them.”

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How Britain’s women stayed glamorous

Rationing in World War II affected everyone and everything. Petrol, sugar, eggs, nightshirts, sausages and spats: all came in a grim little book of stamps.

But the home hardships didn end with coupons. Nevermind dwindling supplies some items just weren’t available at all.

was ordinary people lives impacted by unprecedented world events, explains Laura Clouting, Adidas Rohr Österreich curator of Fashion on the Ration, 1940s Street Style, a new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, London that opens this week.

there was government intervention in every part of your life, when everything else was in flux, your appearance was the only thing you could control.

At first it was almost fun, with in it together.

The major cosmetics houses created funky, patriotic packaging. Think powder puffs in the shape of military caps, Tangee in Uniform shade or Helena Rubenstein notorious Red lipstick.

Then the shortages kicked in. As supply ships were sunk, factories bombed and ingredients redeployed as armaments, production slowed to a trickle and people started to run out of things.

And, for British women, that meant make up.

If by some miracle a shipment made it to our shores, it attracted the enormous purchase tax levied on all luxury goods. Some turned to the black market. But the contents of most spivs suitcases never rivalled Dad Army supply levels and there were only so many American GIs with those legendary haversacks full of silk stockings, chewing gum and lipstick.

Eventually you couldn buy make up at all. When available, sad looking cardboard boxes covered in printed apologies supplied refills for lipstick (using metal for the production compacts and lipstick cases was banned in 1942) and powder minus its puff.

And yet there was a huge drive for women to look their most glamorous ever.

British women in wartime were encouraged to look glamorous. Photo: IWM

It wasn just for self respect, it was for Britain. Everyone knew Mr Hitler abhorred cosmetics (so un Aryan), which was reason enough in itself to glam up.

When the Mitford Sisters visited Der Fhrer, he was repulsed by these painted harpies. Brits also, frankly, thought women in war paint rather fast. But anything the enemy hated was fine by them and if it made a girl look like a Hollywood film star into the bargain, what was there to really dislike?

The wartime government understood the full power of the secret weapon women held in their hands that last, precious scraping of lipstick left in the bottom of the tube.

A memo from the Ministry of Supply pointed out make up was as important to women as tobacco was to men.

Politically Neanderthal as it might seem today, the minister who issued it had a point.

Models from Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style (Heathcliff O’Malley/The Telegraph)

At a time when utility issue shoes had no higher than 2 inch heels, women needed something to keep them feeling confident, feminine and in control. Magazines implored women to keep making themselves up, with enticing photo shoots and patriotic slogans.

None of the big cosmetics houses was able to meet demand. Some, such as Coty, which before the war had been a giant name in all things perfumed, were now reduced to making foot powder and Air Jordan 5 Supreme Supreme X 824371-101 Männer Weiß Austria anti gas ointment for the troops.

Unable to actually produce the glorious lipsticks and Adidas Ausrüstung Unterstützung Adv Österreich silk soft powders the female population craved, the major brands continued to advertise their wares, terrified women might get used to not wearing cosmetics, leaving them with empty coffers after the war.

Instead of telling girls to buy their wares (which didn’t exist), they reminded them was a Duty and encouraged them to eke out their precious supplies until they were able to purchase again.

Lipstick was a wartime essential. Photo: IWM

Vogue magazine exhorted women not to to carelessness While every government poster recruiting a land girl, image of a Wren or member of the Women Royal Voluntary Service showed her with bright red lipstick and a flash of black mascara.

It was a powerful pitch and it worked. Women pored over magazines for any minute morsel of sophistication they could find.

The reality was somewhat different.

Those working in ordnance factories were obliged to wear protective foundation to preserve their skin from the ghastly chemicals. It was thick, heavy and unpleasant (although the pill was sugared by it having a slight tint).

Thinking of buying or selling your business in the New Year

Home > Articles > Money Careers > Business Coach and Business Coaching > A business should be a constant ball of energy moving in different directions as the economy changes, new tools and innovations come to the market, the stress and strain from competitors and the ever changing demands of customers. This is what gets an entrepreneur out of bed every morning; the chance to do something different, learn something new, to see the rewards of hard work, to plant new ideas and watch them grow or to help someone do something they thought they may not be able to do.If the entrepreneur loses the hunger to learn, be the vision and leader of the business, it’s time for Nike Air Max Thea 599409-101 Unisex Weiß Günstig Kaufen a change. Because a business is so dynamic, it requires leadership. If this doesn’t happen it will shrivel and die. Capital, time and energy must keep moving otherwise it will fade away.If the entrepreneur leading the business recognizes it’s good business to plan for a change of ownership and therefore handle the matter in a proactive way, the chances of success are so much greater and so are the chances of getting the highest price possible. There is a very simple reason for this. The buyer of a business looks at and includes many things in their decision making process. However, there are basically two ingredients, the cash flow the business generates and its potential to generate more cash flow in the future. If either one is missing, the buyer will require a discount on the purchase price of the business. If both are missing, it will be a business extremely difficult to sell.As the entrepreneur works through their decision to sell the business, Adidas Nmd Xr1 Ba7232 Unisex Camouflatge Grün Kaufen Wien a critical component that will help them do this successfully is to start putting into place things the entrepreneur will move to after they sell the business. It can be intriguing to watch older entrepreneurs work through the process of selling a business, handling all the negotiations and questions from the buyer and just prior to signing the documents to transfer ownership to the buyer, decide not to sell. The reason they decide not to sell is because the appeal of cruising the world or playing golf 5 days a week or looking after the grandchildren all of a sudden doesn’t have the same appeal as going to work each day. So a good exit plan for an entrepreneur as its first priority needs to have a clear strategy detailing to what the entrepreneur is going to move.The next ingredient is to make sure a good team is in place to advise and protect the transition of the business. The team can include accountants, business attorney’s, financial planners, lenders and a business broker to market and handle all buyer inquiries about the business. The most important ingredient to the entrepreneur is trust. If the entrepreneur does not have a trusting relationship with any of the people on their team, they need to be replaced.Each entrepreneur will have a different risk tolerance to different aspects of the transaction. The current market conditions require a seller to be part of the finance of the transaction. Third party lenders can bridge the gap between the buyer down payment and the seller note, but the seller has to be willing to be in a second position on the loan.Each exit plan will differ for each entrepreneur. My golden rule is that when selling your business, put your feet in the shoes of the other party and see things from their perspective. This is true not only for the buyer who has no history of the enterprise, has to put down a sum of money they may never see again, Nike Air Huarache Ultra 882144-001 Unisex Schwarz Weiß Rot Laufen Austria has to take the emotional risk of not only being good enough to own and operate the business as well as the current owner, but learn as much as possible as quickly as possible or suffer the embarrassment of it all crashing down on them.

Killer sticks to story as execution looms

In ‘s mind, he’s a family man who respects women, has never been in trouble, and believes strongly in Christianity.

But a lengthy criminal record and two capital murder cases he was convicted in the 1994 rape and murder of a San Antonio woman and charged in the 1991 rape and murder of a homeless woman in Grand Rapids, Mich. paint another picture.

Hernandez is set to be executed Thursday for the 1994 capital murder of , 38, pending the outcome of a clemency petition before the and a writ before the of Criminal Appeals.

still doesn’t feel real. I did not commit this murder; I’ll take that to the grave, Hernandez said in a recent death row interview. grandma raised me to respect women. says otherwise.

Almost by chance, Hernandez was linked to Verstegen’s death in 2002, eight years after her half naked body was found stuffed in a 55 gallon drum at a church.

As a condition of his parole for an assault in Grand Rapids, Hernandez had to submit a DNA sample for a local, state and national database called CODIS, the Combined DNA Index System. When a match was found, , then a cold case detective who had reopened the probe in 2000, visited Hernandez in a Michigan jail.

After about 20 minutes, Saidler recalled, Hernandez asked a Michigan officer to leave the room, then confessed to killing Verstegen, a single mother interested in photography who worked for Frito Lay.

Saidler said he offered to write the statement for Hernandez, who was crying and shaking.

gave me the facts of the case that only the killer had known, said Saidler, now an investigator with the Bexar County district attorney’s office. gave (the confession) up pretty easily to me. He had some tears, but I couldn’t say if he was shedding tears for himself or Air Jordan 3 Retro 136064-010 Männer Schwarz Weiß Billig Kaufen for the victim. found body

Susan Verstegen’s supervisor became worried after she didn’t make it to her second delivery stop before dawn on Feb. 18, 1994. She didn’t answer his pages or calls. When he checked, it appeared she had made a delivery to the Frito Lay shed behind the H E B at 9255 Grissom Road, but he called police when her work computer was found nearby.

With no sign of Verstegen or her 1991 Pontiac Firebird, a massive search began: volunteers from the scoured fields near the H E B, backed by SAPD’s Eagle helicopter.

By early the next afternoon, when a baseball player at Prince of chased a runaway ball to a 55 gallon drum, some of Verstegen’s belongings had been found scattered within a Billig Air Jordan 3 136064-105 Männer Schwarz Weiß Grau Kaufen Wien mile radius a pair of her shoes, the Firebird and removable roof panels from the car called baseball player looked inside the drum and found a woman’s body inside.

Susan Verstagen’s mother, , and her husband had just returned home from New York when they were told their daughter’s case had gone from that of a missing person to a possible homicide.

most bloodcurdling sound came out of me, because I could not believe that would be possible, said Anna Verstegen, 78. had been making positive affirmations, and I felt betrayed by God. Verstegen’s brother in law and her boyfriend, , found the Firebird. A handprint was on the driver’s side door and finger marks were on the inside of the back window, made by fingers, according to police records. A wet spot was on the back seat.

Police cut the wet fabric and filed it as evidence, Billig Nike Zoom Kobe Venomenon 5 Ep Männer Grau Lila Kaufen Wien along with soil samples from beneath the car, cigarette wrappers, latent fingerprints, vacuum samples, the drum, nail clippings and swabs from Verstegen’s body.

Her son was then 15, a sophomore living with his father and stepmother a few blocks from his mother. He was called to help the first night of the search and was at the command post the next day when she was found.

After a week, he went back to school and did his best to resume life as a teenage boy, he said.

Four years later, when the national DNA system was established, the evidence was submitted. Monney would continue to get letters from SAPD detectives informing him they’d reopened the case. Four investigators took it up at different times.

knew they had worked really, really hard on it, and I just thought it was one of those things that they’d never solve, he said. I just had to try to come to grips with that. unexpected arrest

Saidler questioned suspects for two years, spoke to relatives and rehashed the work of detectives before him.

The next day, Saidler and a Michigan detective visited Hernandez in jail, where he’d been placed for a parole violation, and showed him a picture of Susan Verstegen. He said he didn’t know her.

told (Hernandez) I knew he was lying to me, Saidler wrote in a guide he prepared for the trial. told him there was DNA evidence that connected him to this murder. recalled how he felt at that moment: was real surprised. I thought this whole thing was a mistake. Hernandez now says he and Susan Verstegen had a months long casual sexual relationship after they met at an H E B where he worked, he told Saidler he saw her for the first time shortly before killing her, as she left an H E B where he had stopped to buy shirts.

Hernandez drove around the back of the store to avoid a stoplight, he claimed, and saw Verstegen outside the stocking shed, the confession states.

had been smoking weed, drinking beer and mixed drinks and did not realize what I was doing, the confession states. suddenly grabbed her and pulled her into the car. She was struggling and I put both my hands around her neck to hold her down. pulled off Verstegen’s pants and raped her, his hands still around her neck, according to the confession. He realized she wasn’t breathing after he was finished, he said.

panicked and drove her off in her car, stopped at what he thought was a park, and her in a trash can, before driving away, the confession states. It was warm, so Hernandez removed the car’s T tops before ditching it.

Fired from H E B for missing too much work, Hernandez moved back to Michigan and was soon arrested on a parole violation from a 1992 offense. But it wasn’t until he was paroled on another conviction that he had to provide the DNA sample.

Today, Hernandez, the father of three daughters, claims he had sex with Susan Verstegen that night but didn’t kill her.

sad that the detective did this to me. I did not commit this murder, someone else did, and I don’t know how they can live with their life, he said.

A fitness enthusiast and lover of the outdoors, Susan Verstegen worked out daily, Hernandez said. How could he, a skinny 20 year old, overpower a fit woman 18 years older, he asked.

Oil Leak After Oil Change

Suppose, you have given your car for a routine servicing and the mechanic does the needful. He has changed the oil in the process, and low and behold, as you take your car back home, you notice an oil leak. You keep on wondering where is it coming from. One of the reasons could be either a worn out oil filter or the mechanic has put in extra oil. It could be anything else also. But, if this has happened to you then read the following article.

CausesThe drain plug is located at the bottom of the oil pan, which in turn can be found underneath the car. One reason for the leakage of oil could be that this drain plug could be loose. Another reason could be that the plug has not been threaded properly. If that is the problem, the plug can be adjusted so that it fits properly. In other cases, Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit Mitte Niedrig Unisex Schwarz Bunt Austria it may also need to be replaced.

Most commonly, the oil leaks due to misaligned, loose, or worn out oil filter. Therefore, ensure that the oil filter is not in a bad condition and is fitted properly. You can also ask the mechanic to check the filter and replace it if required, every time you get an oil change.

Another thing to check is the valve cover gasket. Two metal parts are joined by a gasket made from rubber or silicone. This valve cover can be found at the top of the motor, bolted to the engine.

If the aforementioned steps do not work, perhaps you can see if anything is wrong with the oil filler cap. This covers the hole where oil is poured in the engine. If the cap is missing, loose, or broken, the engine’s pressure will lead the oil to spill out.

How to Stop Car From Smoking After Oil ChangeThe first thing you should do is to open the hood and check out for oil, which may have spilled on the engine or the exhaust manifold in the process of oil change. Wipe off the spilled oil as much as you can. Leave the rest to burn off automatically in the course of driving. Smoking will stop eventually. Small leaks can thus be dealt in this manner.

If you think the smoke is caused due to a leak, a close scrutiny of the engine might be required. Take a look whether there are any loose bolts, oil filter, valve covers, and any other things which may have caused the leak. If necessary, you may even need to go underneath the car to check for the leakage around the pan, at the filter or drain plug. Tighten the oil pan bolts, the plug, or the filter if they are loose. An oil filter wrench helps to deal with leaks after oil change.

Now, you need to check the oil level. Again, lift the hood of the car. The car manual may provide guidelines regarding this process. While checking the oil level, some cars need to be hot while some need to be cold. In case there is extra oil, which you can know with the help of a dipstick, drain it. This can be done by removing the drain plug and allowing the extra oil to drain in a pan kept below the oil pan. After the excess oil has drained out, Nike Rosche Laufen Flyknit 844833-401 Männer Blau Weiß Wien put the oil plug back again. Ultimately, measure the level with the dipstick once again, and add oil to top it if necessary.

You just need to be a bit alert. Most importantly, being completely aware about the maintenance procedure of your car will help in averting such car problems.

Does Jumping Rope Increase Running Endurance

Improving your running endurance can be as simple as implementing cross training into your workout regimen. Jumping rope is an effective way to build your running endurance and strengthen the muscles that you use while running without your joints bearing as much impact. While it may feel exhausting at first, consistent jump roping will improve your strength, endurance and coordination over time.

Benefits of Jumping Rope

Jumping rope will primarily work your calves, glutes and quads, but shoulders, chest, back and triceps will assist in constantly turning the rope. According to the International Sports Conditioning Association, or Adidas Nmd Österreich ISCA, jumping rope will improve your speed, agility, power, endurance, balance and coordination, all of which are pertinent while running. ISCA also reports that jumping rope is equivalent to running, burning 12 to 15 Kcal per minute.

Jumping Rope as Cross Training

While competitive runners don’t often cross train, there are benefits of doing it. Distance runners can benefit from the posture work that jumping rope creates. Runners never want to run while hunched over or with rounded shoulders. Jumping rope requires a long, straight spine, which can translate to your running motion. While jumping rope is a weight bearing activity, it provides far less impact than jogging or sprinting, allowing your muscles and joints to bear less intensity on the days that you don’t run.

Jump Rope Workouts

If you are new to jumping rope, Nike Air Mehr Uptempo Og Männer Weiß Braun Billig Kaufen start to incorporate it as your warm up before you work out by jumping at an easy pace for five to 10 minutes. As you build stamina, start to increase the duration of your jump rope workout, building up to 20 to 30 minutes. During your workout, you can practice intervals, Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit Unisex Mid Weiß Rot Shop Austria where you jump at an easy pace for one minute followed by a sprint pace for one minute. Play with your feet for more variation. Try jumping on one foot, alternating feet, criss crossing or jumping on your heels. The more challenge you create, the more benefits you will get from your workout.

Old habits die hard in Montreal where Habs wins and riots go hand in hand

MONTREAL Take an unexpected triumph, add thousands of delirious fans in a city where hockey is religion, mix in a few troublemakers and turn the TV cameras on them. What you get is the recipe for the latest hockey related violent outburst in Montreal.

As Montreal was cleaning up the streets Thursday after a night of rioting and looting following the Canadiens improbable Game 7 upset of the Penguins in Pittsburgh, observers wondered why, again, hockey victories and street hooliganism invariably go hand in hand in that city.

Police had bumped up their numbers by 50 per cent to 750 officers for Wednesday night post game festivities, but almost three hours after the Habs trounced the Penguins 5 2 and most of the real fans had gone home, the ugly element came out to play.

A small minority of troublemakers with criminal intent ruined what had been a jubilant celebration by an estimated 50,000 fans.

When the smoke cleared there were 41 arrests for charges including assaulting police officers, breaking and entering, mischief and public drunkenness. Police spokesman Sylvain Lemay said there were many photos taken and he expects there will be more arrests in the days ahead.

Windows were broken out in three stores on Ste. Catherine Street, and looters helped themselves to bottles of Grey Goose vodka just inside the door of a liquor store, women clothing from Marciano and T shirts and shoes from a Foot Locker.

Police were reviewing their crowd control methods following the incidents.

Montreal police assistant director Denis Desroches said it a fact that true fans don wreak havoc. In the last episode of post hockey looting in 2008, there were three distinct groups on the street after the game, much the same mix as Wednesday night, he said.

to be confused with organized crime, these are individuals who view the crowd scene as an opportunity to loot and steal while the police are busy, Desroches said.

Many of those caught on tape Wednesday night came prepared with knapsacks to carry their loot, hoodies and Air Jordan 13 Retro 414574-126 Männer Grau Toe Günstig Kaufen scarves to mask their faces and bricks or hammers to smash windows.

Quebec Premier Jean Charest even weighed in, condemning the riots as and I think, do the best they can but there are people who are not interested in hockey, Charest said. isn about hockey. Let be clear, these people are not interested in the Montreal Canadiens. Unfortunately they are only interested in trashing things. too bad because it casts a shadow a bit over events, Charest said.

Despite repeated claims that the people involved in Wednesday night hooliganism were not hockey fans, the first person to appear in Quebec court on charges Thursday sure resembled one.

Martin Daoust Vilard, 26, of Montreal, sported a black T shirt with a Montreal Canadiens logo on the front when he appeared at the Montreal courthouse. He was ordered to be held in custody for a bail hearing on Friday.

Prior to the 2008 disturbances, riots followed Stanley Cup wins in 1986 and 1993. For some, such eruptions conjure images of the 1955 riots that followed the suspension of hockey great Maurice Richard, in a year he was gunning for the league scoring title.

Andre Richelieu, a professor of sports marketing and brand management at Laval University, noted that professional rioters often take advantage of massive sport related gatherings to unleash their violence.

But the fact that Canadians are not accustomed to sports violence as much as in Europe, for instance, makes Wednesday night events appear even more shocking.

our level of tolerance is lower here, whereas in Europe it is part of everyday life, he said.

Richelieu stressed the hockey fever is only going to increase in the coming days and Montreal and its police Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit Mitte Niedrig Unisex Schwarz Austria need to revise their strategy, otherwise worried Canadiens fans will stay home and refrain from taking part in celebrations.

is key and what happened certainly isn painting a rosy picture of Montreal and the Canadiens, Richelieu noted.

For theology professor Olivier Bauer, who has studied Quebec bond with the legendary hockey team, post game disasters in Montreal can also be explained by the devotion of fans.

Montreal, there is an over investment in the hockey club and the allegiance to the Canadiens is overwhelming, he said, noting that fans don divide their attention or their love between three or four teams.

When that is combined with media coverage, it can quickly become explosive.

went for a walk Wednesday night in the streets of Montreal after the game and wherever there was a mob, there was a TV camera. That can be a driving force, added Bauer, who teaches a class on the Canadiens and religion at the University of Montreal.

Canadiens are a religion because it is something you have to believe in since rationally nothing put them as favourites this year. But fans believe that it is possible and they have faith they win this year, he added.

Phelps found a focus and refuge in water

By Vicki Michaelis, USA TODAY

Michael Phelps’ remarkably long torso is like the hull of a boat, his coach says, Adidas Superstar Unisex Schwarz Gold-Logo Weiß Wien allowing him to ride high on the water. His ankles, knees, elbows and Adidas Yeezy 350 V2 Höchste Unisex Weiß Wien shoulder joints are rubber band flexible. His wingspan is 3 inches longer than his 6 4 height.

But for all of the genetic gifts that make him a master at defying drag in the water, for all of the physical advantages that could propel the 23 year old swimmer in the next month to the best Olympic performance of all time, the key to Phelps’ superiority is what is in his mind as he races.

Very little.

“It’s either nothing or ‘I have to get my hand on the wall before they do,’ ” says Phelps, who won six gold and two bronze medals in the 2004 Olympics.

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His coach says that single mindedness, that ability to shut out the great expectations and the supercharged Olympic atmosphere, will allow Phelps who will race up to 20 times in Beijing in pursuit of a record eight gold medals to climb out of the pool each time with an eye only on what’s next.

“That,” coach Bob Bowman says, “is his strongest attribute.”

For an athlete who took Ritalin for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a child, it is also his most surprising asset.

“Michael’s ability to focus amazes me,” says his mom, Debbie Phelps, a middle school principal who occasionally speaks on panels about ADHD. It’s a condition that most frequently affects children, making it hard for them to pay attention to one thing or to sit for long periods.

Bowman, who began coaching Phelps at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club when the swimmer was 11, recalls how much time Phelps spent sitting near the lifeguard stand as a kid, benched because he was being too disruptive.

“He never sat still. He never shut up; he would never stop asking questions,” his mom says. “He just wanted to go from one thing to another.”

When he was in elementary school, a teacher told his mom that Phelps would never focus on anything. His mom disagreed. She had seen him at swim meets.

“He might be rocking on the kickboard as he’s waiting to swim,” she told the teacher, “but he knows what he wants to do.”

Even then, Phelps pined to excel in the sport his mom initially chose for his energetic older sisters, Whitney and Hilary, now 28 and 30.

“I don’t want to lose,” Phelps says. “That’s the thing. If I don’t want to lose, I can focus.”

Working toward a goal

Swimming wasn’t just the family’s pastime, it was its refuge. When Phelps was 9, his parents divorced, and his mom was grateful for the structure swimming provided. Hilary would become a college swimmer. Whitney nearly made the 1996 Olympic team before chronic back problems ended her career.

Under Bowman’s guidance, their little brother grew from poolside pest into the world’s best swimmer. The two have been together for 12 years, sometimes butting heads but more often blending Bowman’s demanding, analytical approach with Phelps’ talent and drive.

Both reject the notion that Bowman was a father figure while Phelps grew up with a single mom. In fact, they now refer to themselves as “business partners.”

But Phelps acknowledges that Bowman helped him mature in and out of the pool.

“He, I guess, saw something in me and really has never given up on me, through good times and bad,” Phelps says. “He’s been able to help me grow from the little 11 year old swimmer who didn’t really know what he was doing to the person I am today.”

Before Bowman entered the picture, Phelps already was turning heads and flashing his aversion to losing.

Early on, his competitive streak wasn’t pretty. He threw his goggles on the pool deck after his first loss, sparking a prolonged conversation with his mother about what he could have done instead.

Phelps made the Olympic team as a 15 year old entrant in the 200 meter butterfly in 2000. When he finished fifth in Sydney, he was angry he hadn’t won a medal. But instead of throwing his goggles, he immediately began training again.

“Not accomplishing a goal, no matter what it is for me, just makes me want it that much more,” Phelps says.

1 Koreans in Singapore Open clash

PETALING JAYA: National men doubles pair Goh V Shem Tan Wee Kiong have got revenge on their minds after ousting Peter Gabriel Magnaye Alvin Morada of the Philippines 23 21, Adidas Superstar Frauen Rosa Wien 21 5 in the opening round of the Singapore Open.

Next up for Billig Adidas Nmd S75234 Unisex Schwarz Weiß Rosa Kaufen Wien world No. 13 V Shem Wee Kiong are 14 time Superseries winners and 2017 Adidas Nmd R2 Ba7252 R2 Pk Unisex Schwarz Weiß Shop Austria world No. 1 pair Lee Yong dae Yoo Yeon seong of South Korea.

The Malaysians lost 13 21, 11 21 to the Koreans in the second round of the Malaysian Open last week, but are ready to turn the tables on them this time.

didn work out well last week because we use the wrong strategy, said V Shem.

will be better prepared this time and give them a better fight. We will get our revenge.

V Shem (back) and Wee Kiong want to get it right this time

going to be tough, but we ready for it. men doubles pair Hoon Thien How Teo Kok Siang, playing in only their third tournament together, went down fighting 20 22, 15 21 to world No. 9 Angga Pratama Ricky Karanda Suwardi of Indonesia.

The former world junior champions should have won the opening game. The world No. 244 led 17 12 and even had game point at 20 19.

But Angga Ricky, the back to back runners up at the recent New Zealand Open and India Open, stormed back with three straight points to win the game.

Thien How Kok Siang went ahead 11 9 in the second, but again the Indonesians came back to triumph.

Malaysia challenge in the singles events is over after Zulfadli Zulkiffli and Tee Jing Yi fell at the first hurdle.

Zulfadli lost 14 21, 16 21 to Indonesia Jonatan Christie in the men singles his second defeat in as many weeks. Zulfadli had also gone down to the promising 18 year old Jonatan in the qualifying round of the Malaysian Open last week. Jonatan went on to reach the semi final before losing to world No. 1 Chen Long.

Cats Bonding With Their Owners

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