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Hyperflite Skyhoundz Returning to Chattanooga
Chattanooga is going to the dogs...disc-catching dogs that is! The most talented canine athletes on earth will take to the skies to compete in the 2013 Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship at Coolidge Park Sept. 28-29, 9:30 am-5 pm. Admission is free and guaranteed to thrill kids and adults equally.
The Skyhoundz World Championship is the premier event in canine sports and features top teams from around the world competing in a menu of disciplines designed to showcase the talents of these amazing canine athletes. The 2013 Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship will include more than 120 teams from the U.S. and more than a dozen other countries including Argentina, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, Slovenia and Spain.
Hyperflite will stage this year’s Skyhoundz World Championship to support the adoption and fundraising efforts of Chattanooga’s own McKamey Animal Center. According to Peter Bloeme, Director of the Skyhoundz Series, "Many of the canine athletes competing at the World Championship were rescued from animal shelters."
Hyperflite is committed to developing the safest, best-flying, and most durable canine discs in the world. Its’ support of the Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship series ensures that disc-dog enthusiasts world-wide will have exciting venues in which to compete.
“We’re excited to be hosting the Skyhoundz World Championships again this year and for the opportunity to showcase Chattanooga to hundreds of dog-handlers and dog enthusiasts from around the world. This event adds to the intensity and density of the NorthShore District and with the new location in Coolidge Park, it provides a great way for people to get out and enjoy the outdoors,” said Bob Doak, President & CEO of the Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Over the three-day event, we expect thousands of spectators. More than 200 competitors along with their spouses, family, and supporters will leave an estimated economic impact of over $373,500.”
Hyperflite sparked a canine disc revolution when it released the Jawz disc — the world’s toughest canine competition disc designed especially for dentally-obsessive canines. Hyperflite’s training products, Disc Dogs! The Complete Guide (350 pages, 500 color photos) and Disc Dogs! Training DVD (an hour-long instructional DVD) have introduced thousands to the health and exercise benefits of canine disc play. You can also download Hyperflite’s new interactive disc dog training book, Disc Dogs Rock! from Apple’s iBookstore.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Only competing canines will be permitted in Coolidge Park during the World Championship.
For more information about Hyperflite products or to find out about the Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship Series, visit www.skyhoundz.com.
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Last Update on September 02, 2014 07:06 GMT
JENNIFER LAWRENCE-NUDE LEAKS
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It is not the kind of public exposure most celebrities want. Jennifer Lawrence has gone to the authorities to find those responsible for leaking nude photos of her online. The Oscar-winning actress claims the photos were stolen from her before being shared online. A statement from her publicist calls the move a "flagrant violation of privacy" -- and that those responsible will be prosecuted. The FBI has taken the lead in probing similar thefts of images in the past. But a spokeswoman for the federal law enforcement agency declines to comment on the Lawrence story. And the actress' spokeswoman wouldn't specify which authorities have been contacted about the case.
AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports federal authorities have handled these kinds of cases before.
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AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports a major tech company is also looking into the leaked celebrity nude photos case.
MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD-NUDE PHOTOS
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mary Elizabeth Winstead is also confirming that there were nude photos of her posted online. And she is firing back through a Twitter message. She says to those who might be gaping at the photos -- she hopes they "feel great" about themselves. She says she took the photos with her husband years ago in the privacy of her home and thought the photos were "deleted long ago." Winstead says the fact that they were deleted images means she "can only imagine the creepy effort" that went into dredging them up.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The movie is called "Guardians of the Galaxy" -- but it might be the savior of the box office this summer. The movie, based on Marvel comics characters, topped the Labor Day box office with $22 million in receipts. While that's a modest take for an extended summer weekend, it's the third time in its five weeks of release that the movie has topped the box office list. And with sales of $280 domestically so far, it's the top grossing-film to date this year. Despite the success of Guardians, summer box-office totals are down almost 15 percent from last year. Paul Dergarabedian of Rentrak says without Guardians, Hollywood would be staring at a 20 percent deficit compared to last year.
AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel runs down the list of top films over the Labor Day weekend.
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Sound of excerpt from "Guardians of the Galaxy," which was tops at the Labor Day weekend box office.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- This summer wasn't nearly as hot as ones in the past -- and in this case, we're talking about the movies, not the weather. This will go into the books as one of Hollywood's weakest summers. And there are a couple of reasons for that. For one thing, studios were reluctant to bring out their big guns: blockbuster movies to guarantee a strong box office presence this summer. One theory is that Hollywood didn't want to compete with the World Cup soccer matches, so they withheld some of their best material for future release. And the death of Paul Walker took one of the top movie franchises out of the summer mix. The release of the latest in the "Fast and Furious" series had been due this summer. But it was pushed back a year because of Walker's death.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- She's one of the biggest stars to come out of "American Idol" and soon she'll be a new mom. Season 4 Idol winner Carrie Underwood and husband, NHL player Mike Fisher, are having a baby. They each posted messages on their Twitter accounts with Underwood saying hers was in honor of Labor Day. Underwood's publicist confirms the couple is expecting their first baby next spring. Underwood has won six Grammys. Fisher is a center for the NHL's Nashville Predators.
One of country's biggest stars is pregnant. The AP's Jamie Friar reports on a holiday message to fans.
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Excerpt of Carrie Underwood performing "All-American Girl."
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Excerpt of Carrie Underwood performing "Cowboy Casanova."
NEW YORK (AP) -- No updates on Joan Rivers. She remains hospitalized in New York after suffering cardiac arrest last week at a doctor's office. Her family has been with her at Mount Sinai Hospital, hoping for her recovery. Two of her "Fashion Police" co-stars have expressed support for her. Giuliana Rancic says while Rivers is "the strongest woman" she knows, every prayer for her helps. And Joan Osbourne says she hadn't prayed for years -- but did the other night for Rivers. She encouraged others to do the same.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Can a show like "Scandal" make you fat? A new study suggests you need to be careful. The study by researchers at Cornell University finds that action-packed TV shows caused people to snack more than more sedate TV fare. The study suggests that faster-paced TV shows seem to distract viewers more -- which leads them to become more involved in mindless eating. It's unclear whether the study implies that TV shows that are gripping will lead to gripping those love handles. But the study's lead author says viewers should always be wary of stuffing their faces while watching their flat screens.
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