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Everybody Would Be Smiling Around Johnny Depp, Gwyneth












She happily chatted with her costar Johnny Depp when they met outside of their trailers on set in LA on Tuesday. Gwyneth looked excited to see Jeff Goldblum, who dropped by the set despite not working on the film. The two A-listers may be hitting the red carpet later tonight home page at view publisher site the People's Choice Awards, which takes place in LA. Johnny is click here. nominated for favorite movie actor while Gwyneth is up for favorite movie actress. Gwyneth may have to divide her support browse for the favorite movie actor category, as her friend and Iron Man costar, Robert Downey Jr., is also up for the trophy. More on Wochit: <br>Full story: http://shine.yahoo.com/video/everybody-smiling-around-johnny-depp-104743567.html



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Hottest Usa Women's Ski Jumping Team Members (20 Photos)










Lindsey Van was numb when she heard the news that women will be competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in ski jumping. Jessica Jerome Jessica Jerome was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on February 8, 1987, but she now lives in Park City, Utah. Jessica Jerome has been ski jumping since 2000, and she secured the first nomination to the USA Olympic ski jump team by winning at the 2014 USA Olympic team trials. Sarah Hendrickson Sarah Hendrickson was born on August 1, 1994, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sarah suffered a serious injury in August of 2013, but if she is healthy enough to jump at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, she is probably Team USA's best hope for a medal. Sarah Hendrickson has 12 World Cup ski jump victories, and she was the overall World Cup champion in 2012. http://jeleanizem8.inube.com/blog/3694520/kim-k-charity-attack-hurts/ <br>More: http://www.examiner.com/article/hottest-usa-women-s-ski-jumping-team-members-20-photos





UConn's Breanna Stewart wins second USA Basketball Player of Year



Check out the full schedule . The UConn sophomore earned her second USA Basketball female athlete of the year honor Tuesday, becoming just the seventh player to win the award twice. ''It's a great honor,'' said Stewart, who also received the award in 2011. ''I love competing with USA Basketball and have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to do that for the last several years. I'm so happy and thankful that USA Basketball has given me all the opportunities it has to travel abroad and learn a lot.'' She joined Diana Taurasi, Dawn Staley, Lisa Leslie, Cheryl Miller, Katrina McClain and Teresa Edwards as the only players to win the award more than once. Stewart guided the FIBA U19 World Championship team to a gold medal this past summer. <br>More: http://msn.foxsports.com/wcbk/story/uconn-university-connecticut-sophomore-breanne-stewart-wins-second-usa-basketball-player-of-year-010714












49ers need to get to know C-USA all over again



From left, Morgan Tuck 16 (CLAS), Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis 15 (CLAS), head coach Geno Auriemma, Moriah Jefferson 16 (CLAS), Bria Hartley 14 (CLAS), and Breanna Stewart 16 (CLAS). (Bob Stowell 70 (CLAS) for UConn) Five Huskies were recognized for their http://www.kiwibox.com/galejnbz/blog/entry/112349465/kim-kardashian-kanye-west-spoofed-on-saturday-night-live-/?pPage=0 USA Basketball accomplishments on Tuesday before the womens basketball game against Houston at Gampel Pavilion. Moriah Jefferson 16 (CLAS), Morgan Tuck 16 (CLAS), and Breanna Stewart 16 (CLAS) led Team USA to the U19 World Championship gold medal in Lithuania last summer. twitter Bria Hartley 14 (CLAS) and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis 15 (CLAS) led Team USA to the 2013 World University Games gold medal in Russia last summer. Stewart also was honored Tuesday afternoon as the 2013 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year for the second time, having won it in 2011 while still in high school, and is the youngest repeat recipient of the award. She is one of only five athletes to be honored more than once, including former Husky Diana Taurasi 05 (CLAS), who won it in 2012, 2010, and 2006. <br>More: http://today.uconn.edu/blog/2014/01/usa-basketball-honors-huskies/





USA Basketball Honors Huskies



But theres more depth and balance than meets the eye. The 49ers arent alone as newbies in C-USA. Seven others Middle Tennessee, Louisiana Tech, Old Dominion, Florida International, Florida http://elisakuali.livejournal.com/21420.html Atlantic, North Texas and Texas-San Antonio also joined this season. East Carolina, Tulsa and Tulane leave after this season and will be replaced by Western Kentucky. That will pare down an unwieldy 18-team conference to a somewhat more manageable 16. C-USAs league Ratings Percentage Index is 17th as nonconference season wraps up (as compared to the A-10s seventh). Southern Mississippi (13-2), Louisiana Tech (12-3) and UAB (11-3) have had top-100 RPIs. <br>More: http://zandraburp.fotopages.com/?entry=10261447 href='http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/01/08/4597387/49ers-need-to-get-to-know-c-usa.html&#39; >http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/01/08/4597387/49ers-need-to-get-to-know-c-usa.html</a>



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Panama Canal Teams Negotiate Cost Overrun Dispute








El Informe Panama offers US$283m fund to end canal spat



The deal would require the contractor to ship four gatesbuilt in Italy and due in Panama last Novemberfor the massive new canal locks. GUPC won the design-build contract for the locks work in 2009. The canal expansion is 72% complete, with the locks at 65%, says the authority. The estimated completion date is June 2015. The consortium's $3.12-billion bid, the only one below the ACP's allocated $3.48-billion cost, bested the next-lowest bid by the Bechtel-Taisei Mitsubishi team by more than $1 billion. There was some media speculation on whether the authority was in contact with the Bechtel team about stepping in to complete work if the current parties cannot reach agreement, but officials declined comment. According to ACP, the GUPC team has filed a total of 13 claims, valued at about $1.4 billion. <br>More: http://enr.construction.com/business_management/project_delivery/2014/0106-panama-canal-cost-dispute-ends.asp







Panama Canal operators to meet consortium in bid to end cost dispute



If the parties fail to reach an agreement, the project could potentially be offered up to other companies. The Panama Canal Authority rejects the this one consortium's overrun arguments, and called for arbitration. Quijano told Spanish paper El Pais that a third party could finish the project. Spain's ambassador to Panama said Monday that his country's government would not help provide any financing. Sacyr won the canal contract in 2009 with an offer that was considerably lower than that of at least one rival, as well as below the $3.48 billion reference set by the canal authority. U.S. diplomatic cables published by Wikileaks show Martinelli's government was worried about progress before six months had passed. <br>More: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/01/07/uk-sacyr-panama-idUKBREA0606E20140107





Sacyr-Led Group Seeks $400 Million for Panama Canal Work



engineering company which lost out to Sacyr when the project was awarded in 2009, had been tipped by some analysts as a likely beneficiary of the dispute. Quijano said the third party was not Bechtel, but did not elaborate on which other companies could step up. "We are not going to have another contract like we have with GUPC right now. We'll have another contractor that works directly for us to administer the rest of the contractors and people," he said of the contingency plan. The project was originally expected to cost about $5.25 billion, but the overruns could raise it to near $7 billion. <br>More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/08/us-sacyr-panama-idUSBREA0714S20140108







As are the implications and consequences of a possible shutdown of the project and the works. The construction group on Dec. 31 threatened to suspend work on the $5.25 billion expansion project within 21 days if its demands werent met. The companies are due to build locks on both sides of the 80-kilometer (50-mile) waterway, shortening voyages from the U.S. to Asia and potentially reducing transport costs for commodities such as liquefied natural gas. Source: AFP via Getty Images A cruise ship is seen passing through the Panama Canal in Cocoli near the Pacific Ocean. A cruise ship is seen passing through the Panama Canal in Cocoli near the Pacific Ocean. Close Close Open Source: AFP via Getty Images A cruise ship is seen passing through the Panama Canal in Cocoli near the Pacific Ocean. <br>More: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-07/sacyr-led-group-seeks-400-million-to-continue-panama-canal-work.html





Panama Canal, consortium haggle to keep expansion going



The Panama Canal Authority and the consortium both presented proposals on Tuesday to finance further construction, but it was unclear how close they were to making an agreement. While they are disputing who should pay for the overruns, both have agreed to put up at least $100 million each to keep the project running. The canal authority proposed that it and the consortium would each put up $100 million, while the canal would give the group more time to repay $83 million that was advanced to them, or a total of $283 million in joint financing. The canal is also asking the group to process its $1.6 billion claim separately through arbitration panels. The building consortium GUPC responded by saying it would put up $100 million but that the canal administrator would need to contribute $400 million. The canal authority had no immediate comment on the consortium's offer, which also calls on the canal authority to extend a moratorium on the repayment of a $784 million cash advance already paid out until arbitration ends. Work on the expansion, which will create a new lane of traffic along the canal and double the waterway's capacity, began in 2007, and the project is 72 percent complete, according to the Panama Canal Authority's website. <br>More: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/08/us-sacyr-panama-idUSBREA060PO20140108?feedType=RSS





Panama Canal refuses to pay $1 billion more for expansion work



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The authority's proposal "does not mean that everything is resolved," Quijano said, adding that the GUPC will study the offer but that officials want to find a long-term solution. The two parties may meet again later Tuesday or in the next few days. "We have to wait and see how they respond," he said. "We can't wait too long." The negotiations began after Spanish Public Works Minister Ana Pastor held separate meetings on Monday with Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli, company executives and canal officials. The GUPC, which includes Impreglio of Italy, Belgium's Jan de Nul and Constructora Urbana of Panama, agreed to negotiate with the canal authority within the contract. The already delayed project aims to make the 80-kilometer (50-mile) waterway, which handles five percent of global maritime trade, big enough to handle new, giant cargo ships that can carry 12,000 containers. GUPC has a US$3.2 billion contract to build a third set of locks for the century-old canal, which currently welcomes ships that carry up to 5,000 containers. <br>More: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/international/panama-offers-us-283m/946468.html





Panama Canal: Not possible to meet consortium's latest payment demands



The administrator told lawmakers that the proposal presented on Tuesday in Panama by the GUPC also was unsuitable since it asks the ACP to advance $400 million, as the TVN television network reported on its Web page. "The proposal by the GUPC is impossible ... The GUPC has the technical ability to finish this project ... (and) there is no negotiation outside the contract, at least under our administration," said Quijano, according to the Web page of the Panama America newspaper. "The ACP could take control of the project given the inability of the GUPC to continue see here the expansion," Quijano told lawmakers, according to the Panamanian David paper. The consortium, which in 2009 obtained a $3.12 billion contract to construct a third set of locks, the centerpiece of the canal expansion, said last Wednesday that it would suspend work in three weeks if the ACP did not agree to pay an additional $1.6 billion to cover cost overruns. <br>More: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2014/01/08/panama-canal-not-possible-to-meet-consortium-latest-payment-demands/



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Just 1 In 4 Young Teens Meet Us Fitness Guidelines










Other results from the same survey are pending and include fitness data based on more objective measures including treadmill tests. Fakhouri said the nationally representative results provide useful information for initiatives that aim to increase kids' fitness, including the Let's Move anti-obesity campaign launched by first lady Michelle Obama in 2010. Kids in the survey reported on which physical activities they did most frequently outside of school gym bodybuilding class basketball for boys and running for girls. While few met guidelines established in 2008 for activity that raises the heart rate and makes you breathe harder, most said they did at least an hour of exercise at that level during the previous week. Overall, about 25 percent said they got an hour of that kind of exercise every day Obese kids were less active than normal-weight girls and boys. Overweight girls were slightly less active than normal-weight girls, but levels were similar among overweight and normal-weight boys. "It's definitely very concerning to see that our kids are engaging in such a limited to learn more amount of physical activity each day when we are still battling" an obesity epidemic, said Dr. Stephen Pont, an Austin, Texas, pediatrician and Lg's Fitness Tracker: Looks Like A Fitbit, Works Like A Smartwatch chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics' section on obesity. <br>Full story: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/young-teens-meet-us-fitness-guidelines-21456849



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Manziel Transformed Texas A&m In His Two Years










celebrity tape Sure not everything Manziel did put A&M in a positive light. His arrest as a freshman was no good. Neither was his complaining about his rather cushy life in College Station. The Manning camp exit didn't put him in a favorable light. And of course he did put the 2013 season in jeopardy with his signature saga. But Manziel, like the Aggies, survived all off the off-field issues. <br>Read more: http://msn.foxsports.com/southwest/story/manziel-transformed-texas-a-m-in-his-two-years-010814





Texas agency admits errors in child's death



Blog The hiring of Charlie Strong, Texas' first African-American head football coach, is critical to the growth of the sport and our culture, writes Jean-Jacques Taylor. Column Blogs: Texas | Big 12 | Nation "I think the whole thing is a bit sideways," McCombs said of the selection process during an interview with ESPN 1250 San Antonio. "I don't have any doubt that Charlie is a fine coach. I think he would make a great position coach, maybe a coordinator. "But I don't believe [he belongs at] what should be one of the three most powerful university programs in the world right now at UT-Austin. <br>Read more: http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/10257706/booster-red-mccombs-bashes-texas-longhorns-charlie-strong-hire





Texas loses third 4-star DT in less than 24 hours; Longview’s Zaycoven Henderson decommits



The club, opening its annual convention in Dallas on Thursday, expects the permit to bring $250,000 to $1 million. The hunt will help in managing the population and provide an underfunded Namibian government hard cash in the expensive battle to thwart poachers, it said. "The whole purpose of the auction is to raise as much money as possible to ensure that the black rhino population continues to grow," club executive director Ben Carter said. "These bulls no longer contribute to the growth of the population and are in a lot of ways detrimental to the growth of the population because black rhinos are very aggressive and territorial. In many cases, they will kill younger, non-breeding bulls and have been known to kill calves and cows." There are about 25,000 rhinos in Africa - 20,000 white rhinos and 5,000 black rhinos - with the majority in South Africa. Namibia is one of the leading habitats after that. Both countries allow for a handful of regulated rhino hunts each year with proceeds going to fund conservation. <br>Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/texas-club-auctions-rhino-hunt-permit-bid-protect-224210515.html





Report: Texas Tech QB Mayfield still plans to go to Oklahoma



20, after Salas allegedly crushed the toddler's head. A month before the toddler's death, her father, Brian Hamilton, told CPS that his daughter http://keithnbbl.bravesites.com/entries/general/farrah-abraham-is-having-one-of-the-best-years-of-her-life was in danger and that Salas was living with the foster mother. When a CPS caseworker asked whether Salas was living in the house, Heather Hamilton said he lived in Colorado. The caseworker believed her and took no action. Hamilton has since admitted to lying to the case worker. Salas has been indicted for capital murder and is being held at the Williamson County read here jail. <br>Read more: http://www.ajc.com/news/ap/crime/texas-agency-admits-errors-in-childs-death/ncgNY/





Red McCombs bashes Texas hire



"I haven't had any phone calls with anybody coming to our place. Usually the head coach would know, especially at the quarterback spot." Mayfield told the outlet that Stoops' comments were correct. The Austin, Texas native is waiting on a Friday ruling from the NCAA that would allow him and exception from NCAA transfer rules and allow him to officially walk on at Oklahoma. Mayfield was a walk-on this one at Texas Tech last season and played in eight games after opening the season as starter. "That's what we're fighting. <br>Read more: http://msn.foxsports.com/southwest/story/report-texas-tech-qb-mayfield-still-plans-to-go-to-oklahoma-010814







Texas club auctions rhino hunt permit in bid to protect species



Henderson has no yet commented on the report but did send out a tweet hinting that he was not happy with defensive tackles coach Bo Davis leaving Texas to take over as the defensive line coach at USC. Lealaimatafao and Garnett also said Davis departure played a major role in their decision. The 6-foot-1, 318-pound Semper Fidelis All-American originally committed to TCU in February before backing out in September. Henderson then committed to Texas on December 9 over Baylor and Texas Tech at a ceremony at his school. Henderson is ranked as the No. <br>Read more: http://collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com/2014/01/texas-loses-third-4-star-dt-in-less-than-24-hours-longviews-zaycoven-henderson-decommits.html/



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