Bikram Yoga founder Bikram Choudhury, known for his hot yoga method, has filed a $1-million copyright-infrigment lawsuit against Yoga to the People. Choudhury says that Yoga to the People's “Traditional Hot Yoga” class infringes on patented Bikram techniques. Choudhury sent an undercover investigator to Yoga to the People’s $8-per-session class, and claims it mimics Bikram’s $25-per-session class. Choudhury has copyrighted a 26-posture sequence, including the instructor... Read More
The International Olympic Commitee has fired three staff members for their roles in an embezzlement scandal at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. The IOC found that the finance department negligent in their accounting after a probe revealed that the former manager of the museum's gift shop, Hiroshi Grieder, had stolen as much as $1.85 million over the course of a decade. Grieder has since been arrested and charged with embezzlement.
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Tommy Caldwell has ended his bid to free climb his Dawn Wall project on El Capitan this year. The Dawn Wall project links up two aid lines, Mescalito and Dawn Wall, and would likely be the hardest route on El Capitan if freed. Caldwell managed to climb the first twelve pitches before being shut down by the difficult 13th pitch. "Time will tell whether I return," wrote Caldwell on his Facebook page. "But regardless, this project has left me profoundly inspired. I will be back."
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A bill signed last week has re-legalized the slaughter of horses in the United States, likely reversing a de-facto 2007 ban on the process. On Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, President Obama approved legislation to refund horse-meat inspections through the United States Department of Agriculture. The slaughter of horses—and in particular wild horses in the western United States—is likely to revive a debate over the ethics of slaughterhouses. But some groups, including PETA, have cautio... Read More
On Tuesday, a jogger wearing a cardio mask and weighted vest brought out the San Jose, California bomb squad when he hurriedly stuffed a package into a mail dropbox and ran away. An onlooker mistook 20-year-old Long Huang's CrossFit gear for a gas mask and armored vest and called police. A robot detonated the package, which police say contained a stack of calendars. After hearing the description of the unknown masked mailbox bomber, Huang called the police and identified himself. He claims to ... Read More