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FCC Eliminates Sports Blackout Rules

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-eliminates-sports-blackout-rules

 

News release which explains rationale for order which eliminates government regulation that prohibits cable and satellite operators from airing any sports event that had been blacked out on a local broadcast station because of inadequate ticket sales.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

2014 State Indicator Report on Physical Activity

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/downloads/pa_state_indicator_report_2014.pdf

Presents state-level information on physical activity behaviors and on environmental and policy supports by states for physical activity. Shows that physical activity among adults and high school students is higher in some states than others.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Appalachian Agricultural Exposition Center Economic Impact Study

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Athletics/Exercise,Business/Economics,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/Appalachian%20Exposition.pdf

Examines the economic impact of a proposed exposition center to be located in Wythe County.  The center would host equestrian and livestock events, sports competitions, and entertainment shows.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Parasailing Safety: Special Investigation Report

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Transportation

http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/reports/2014/SIR1402.pdf

Examines parasailing accidents in the U.S. and identifies several areas where risks associated with parasailing might be mitigated. From the National Transportation Safety Board

 

 

Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/earlyrelease201406.pdf

Provides estimates for 15 selected health measures and trends from 1997 through 2012 for comparison.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Amanda Blackhorse et al v. Pro-Football Inc

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Athletics/Exercise,Copyright/Patents,Headlines,Native Americans

http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=92046185&pty=CAN&eno=199

Text of the decision to cancel the Washington professional football team’s trademarks, because they were disparaging to Native Americans when they were registered.  The decision covers only the right to register and not the right to use the trademarks in question.  From the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

 

American Time Use Survey: 2013 Results

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Children,Labor/Employment,Literacy/Reading,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/atus_06182014.pdf

On an average day in 2013, employed adults in households without children under age 18 engaged in leisure activities for 4.5 hours per day.  Those with children under 18 had less leisure time.  Annual survey covers daily time spent working, doing household activities, and pursuing sports or other leisure activities.  Also covers time spent providing childcare.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Levels Among U.S. Youth Aged 12-15 Years: United States, 1999-2004 and 2012

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db153.pdf

Presents the most recent national data on the percentage of youth who had adequate levels of cardiorespiratory fitness.  (One-third of  girls and one-half of boys aged 12-15).  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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