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Monday, March 31, 2014
Oklahoma City Thunder - A New Era Begins
Oklahoma City Thunder embark on a fascinating journey as they look to take over the baton from the LA Lakers and aim to rule the NBA West Conference for a long time to come. After a greatly disappointing first season in which the OKC Thunder won only 22 of their games for the season, the fans were treated to a wonderful second season in which not only did the OKC Thunder win 50 of their games, but a gem by the name of Kevin Durant, the captain, was unearthed. For a franchisee just two seasons old, the Oklahoma City Thunder have come a long way and are within striking distance of etching their name on the pages of history.
As we take a look at the Oklahoma City Thunder roster, it is great to note that arguably the most valuable player of the NBA Kevin Durant, the OKC Thunder skipper who is ably supported by the likes of upcoming star point guard Russell Westbrook and the versatile Jeff Green. This is possibly the strongest team the OKC Thunder franchise has ever put on the court taking into account the Thunder starting line up as well as the Thunder bench which looks pretty strong. The OKC Thunder can beat absolutely anyone when Durant, Westbrook and Green are firing on all cylinders.
All Star Kevin Durant along with team mate Russell Westbrook were the players to be reckoned with when team USA won the FIBA World Basketball Championship 2010. Oklahoma City Thunder skipper Kevin Durant made the headlines as he became the youngest scoring leader in league history by averaging 30.1 points per game and becoming the second youngest to reach 4000 career points. Durant went on to set the franchise record with the OKC Thunder after he scored 2472 points in a single season and then making the All NBA first team in only his third season. Rising star Russell Westbrook deserves special mention for his performance as he was a fixture on all 82 games featuring the Oklahoma City Thunder and was honoured as player of the Week on the first week of February. Fans and players are united in the wish that the titles continue to flow with many great games to be played. With such talents at their disposal, the OKC Thunder are in a great position to take over the West from the aging Lakers!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
"Our experience thus far with Sport Chalet has been excellent. Our ability to outfit our teams has been made much more efficient, and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Sport Chalet." In addition to creating convenient access to top apparel and equipment offered by Sport Chalet, this collaboration also includes the following benefits: Existing and new Sport Chalet Action Pass members will have the opportunity within their account profile to designate Pepperdine University as their school of choice. Upon selection, Sport Chalet will automatically donate 3.3 percent of every purchase made by the corresponding Action Pass member (in store or online) to the Waves athletics program. Sport Chalet's Thousand Oaks location will offer Pepperdine merchandise to help fans, spectators and alumni get in the school spirit. Sport Chalet Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Craig Levra commented, "We are passionate about supporting athletes at all levels, and the collegiate arena is increasingly breeding top talent. Together with Pepperdine University's Department of Athletics, we deliver a convenient and reliable channel to equip team members with the proper gear and apparel needed for training and competition. Additionally, we created an easy avenue through our Action Pass program that now allows the student body, fan and alumni communities to give back to Pepperdine's athletics program." For more information about the Pepperdine University Department of Athletics, visit: www.pepperdinesports.com . To find a Sport Chalet location or to learn more about the Action Pass program visit: www.sportchalet.com . About Sport Chalet, Inc. Sport Chalet (Nasdaq: SPCHA, SPCHB) is a premier, full service specialty sporting goods retailer featuring the industry's top sports brands in apparel, footwear, and sports equipment. Founded in 1959 by Norbert Olberz, the company has 51 stores in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah; an online store at www.sportchalet.com ; a Team Sales division; and offers more than 50 specialty services for the sports enthusiast, including online same day delivery, climbing, backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering, avalanche education, and mountain trekking instruction, car rack installation, snowboard and ski rental and repair, Scuba training and certification, Scuba boat charters, team sales, gait analysis, baseball/softball glove steaming and lacing, racquet stringing, and bicycle tune-up and repair at its store locations. For more information, visit Sport Chalet at www.sportchalet.com . About Pepperdine Athletics Pepperdine University boasts a one-of-a-kind athletic department with unprecedented success for a school of its size. The Waves have won NCAA Division I championships in five different men's sports one of just 16 schools to have accomplished this feat and nine overall. Of this elite group, Pepperdine has the smallest undergraduate enrollment and is the only school not affiliated with a BCS-level conference. The Waves have earned the Division I-AAA All-Sports Trophy, an award based on postseason success that's given to the top non-football school, three times (most recently in 2011-12). Located in scenic Malibu, Calif., the university overlooks the Pacific Ocean and its campus and athletic facilities are regularly voted among the nation's most beautiful.
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Monday, February 17, 2014
It may sound funny to you, but it is really essential to understand your own scent (or "smell"), it is really good to realize and recognize how your body smells as it will affect the type of perfume you choose, or amount of particular perfume oil you add while making your own perfume.
The body and skin of each person has a peculiar smell - similar to a fingerprint, voice check or a model of your chromosome. It is scientifically proven that our doubts, hopes, requirements, our nutritional preferences, our fitness, our ability to believe and liberate, are highly influenced by the smell of our body. There are many interesting stories about how detectives and spies were able to trace out the thieves by their body odor. It has also been stated by different researchers that the smell of our body has a deep impact upon our brain. When we go out to purchase a perfume, or select any perfume oils, we knowingly or unknowingly prefer those fragrances which are acceptable and can easy assimilate with the smell of our skin. The oil or perfume you put on your skin mixes with the smell your body and skin and creates a new fragrance.
It is also said that if you understand the smell of your body correctly, and purchase and use perfumes properly, it will have a positive effect in your personal and professional life. You will be more energetic and optimist in your life.
The best way to determine your own smell character is to not take a shower following your workout and don't rinse your hair or spritz on body spray. Give yourself at least two hours and write down what you felt about your own smell, then again after taking a bath to "feel" the smell, and to see the difference in smell. This will help you in determining the exact smell of your body. Once you ignore all the artificial smells you put on your body, you will sense the exact smell of your body.
Once you recognize the smell of your body, switch over to the fragrance of different perfumes, try them one by one or select any one at random, and use it to see how your body responds to it; if both the smell of skin and the perfume is blending properly then this perfume is correct for your skin. It is also good if you take three to four different fragrances, before selecting the best, as it may help you in making your final decision.
You should not forget that your presence is important for you as well as others. You should not forget that it is really important to smell good and smell correct. Once you know about the nature of the smell of your body, you should go for the smell of the perfume accordingly, as it not only affects your mind and nature, but also affect other's mode as well. So in order to have right perfume, you should rightly learn how you smell.
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