Pan Am Games: Medal standings

An updated look at the medal standings for the Top 10 countries at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, ranked by total gold medals. Pos. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total 1. United States 65 55 49 169 2. Canada 55 51 42 148 3. Brazil 30 29 43 102 4. Colombia 24 8 24 56 5. Cuba 23 18 28 69 6. Mexico 14 21 28 63 7. Argentina 10

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This is Microsoft’s Cortana app for Android

First introduced for Windows Phone, Cortana will be a key component of Windows 10 when it launches July 29th. Still, Cortana offers some unique abilities (the Notebook in particular) not available with Google and Apple’s virtual assistants, and her voice detection is some of the best around if you want a change of pace from the native offering on your OS. While the company is yet to officially release Cortana

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5 Reasons why Social Media is Crucial for Branding

Since its existence, the Internet has been a revolutionary boon to the world. Needless to say, it is now one of the most robust foundations for the economic growth and development of the world. It also offers a platform for entrepreneurs to earn more clients and boost their sales. One of the most popular facets of the Internet is social media. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest are some of the

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Wearable Technology Helps You Keep Aware of Your Fitness Goals

Heading to the gym, or for a workout at home, has always been a struggle for anyone trying to keep track of fitness progress being made. Until now. Keeping fit and knowing how well you are doing with your fitness goals are now directly connected to, and measurable through, your smartphone, tablet or PC untethered by wearable technology. Whether you are counting steps, burning calories or measuring heartbeats and sleep

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Canada Defends Pan AM Baseball Gold in Wild Finish Against Americans

Botched U.S. pickoff attempt and error allow winning runs after weird extra-inning format puts two runners on. By: Brendan Kennedy Sports reporter, Published on Sun Jul 19 2015 In what resembled a little league tournament game organizers were hoping to end quickly, Canada beat the United States in a wacky walk-off to repeat as Pan Am gold medallists in men’s baseball Sunday night. “The way it ended, I’m still kind

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Pan Am Games ticket sales hit one million

‘The numbers speak for themselves,’ top organizer says Organizers say the Pan Am Games, which honoured Canada’s Evan Dunfee and Inaki Gomez Sunday, have sold more than 300,000 tickets since the opening ceremonies on July 10. (Felipe Dana/Associated Press) Pan Am Games organizers say ticket sales have eclipsed one million. “The numbers speak for themselves,” said Toronto 2015 CEO Saad Rafi. “With one million tickets sold and millions of Canadians tuning

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7 Ways to Find Powerful Influencers

We all know them, the people who know their stuff inside out and we look to for guidance and advice. They are not just experts, they are influencers. Influencers are hubs of information, they have many followers who respect their recommendations and opinions and being featured by them sends a powerful amount of targeted traffic your way. It is the ripple effect. If you want to grow your business you need

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The Strength of Influencer Marketing: How BrandFIT Keeps Integrity

“Influencer Marketing is the fastest growing and most effective channel.” (Tomoson) We live in a world where content production is so common and typical, that it’s difficult to cut through the noise and stand out from the rest.  This is exactly why brands are changing their strategy and turning influencers into brand representatives. These are the powerful individuals who can genuinely change consumer decisions. When a brand plans their marketing

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Sounds Waves Could Speed up Wound Healing

SOUNDS GOOD TO US   Application of ultrasound has been shown to speed broken bone regeneration by one third, and even restore memory to mice with Alzheimer’s. Now researchers have found that ultrasound can accelerate healing time of skin wounds too. The elderly and those with diabetes can often develop chronic healing defects such as skin ulcers and bedsores. Chronic wounds like foot ulcers lead to major limb amputation if

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Mocked no more badminton finds Pan Am home in Toronto

TORONTO: Badminton may be seen as an oft-mocked pastime to many North Americans, but at this year’s Pan American Games in Toronto, where there are an estimated 20,000 badminton-playing enthusiasts, the sport is right at home. Tickets for the medal games sold out at the start of the year, surprising even those close to the sport, while the preliminary rounds this week drew large, diverse and exuberant crowds. With all

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