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Games of the XXIX Olympiad Beijing Summer 2008 -63kg/-72kg Pre-Medal Stage Results

Posted by invizweb on August 26, 2008

-63kg Qualifier:

1. Randi Miller (USA) def Haiat Farag (Egypt)

-63kg Preliminaries:

1. Elina Vaseva (Bulgaria) def Maria Dunn (Guam)

2. Alena Kartashova (Russia) def Yelena Shalygina (Kazakhstan)

3. Monika Michalik (Poland) def Volha Khilko (Belarus)

4. Lise Golliot Legrand (France) def Teresa Mendez (Spain)

5. Martine Dugrenier (Canada) def Marianna Sastin (Hungary)

6. Haiyan Xu (China) def Odonchimeg Badrakh (Mongolia)

7. Kaori Icho (Japan) def Olesya Zamula (Azerbaijan)

8. Randy Miller (USA) def Yuliya Ostapchuk (Ukraine)

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Lucha Report for 8/25

Posted by invizweb on August 26, 2008

Thanks to Kris Zellner

NEWS

EMLL confirmed today that Mistico suffered a fractured collarbone last night in Guadalajara and will be out of action for 3 months. Mistico was rushed to Hospital Obregon in Mexico City last night after the show where he underwent surgery and Dr. Jorge Alonso Orozco announced this morning Mistico’s prognosis.

EMLL also confirmed today that Hector Garza had surgery at Hospital Obregon on his right knee this weekend after being injured Friday night at Arena Mexico and he will be out of action for at least 3 weeks.

Luchas 2000 is reporting that Sean Waltman could be on his way to EMLL with Marco Corleone being his go-between with Paco Alonso. Waltman had decided to quit working AAA recently due to being upset with the backstage scene that interferes with his recovery from drug rehab. More on this as it comes.

Scorpio Jr. was also taken to Hospital Obregon on Friday night with two bleeding ulcers that he underwent surgery for on Saturday. There really isn’t a set prognosis for a return to the ring yet.

RESULTS

AULL 8/20 – Centro de Convenciones de Tlalnepantla
1. Kilvan & Pequeno Demonio beat Hormiga Atomica & Rey Krystal
2. Juan el Ranchero/Psicopata/Super Panda defeated Las Traumas I y II/Tortuga Mutante
3. Cerebro Maligno/Epitafio/Herejia beat King Star Tiger/Quimico/Yakuza
4. Mascara Purpura/Terry Dos Mil/Volador Jr. defeated Black Warrior/Rey Bucanero/Sadico
5. L.A. Par-K/Mr. Niebla/Villano IV (subbing for Villano V) beat Blue Panther/Dr. Wagner Jr./Marco Corleone – Par-K & Doc threw out mask challenges after the match.

IWRG 8/17 – Arena Naucalpan
1. Anubis & Avisman beat Eragon & Halcon Dos Mil
2. Epidemia & Heavy Boy defeated Jack & Judas el Traidor
3. Los Oficiales (AK-47/Fierro/911) beat Mascara de Oro y Plata/Mascara Magnifica/Super Mascara
4. Ciclon Negro/Dr. Cerebro/Negro Navarro defeated Centauro/Fenix/Freelance
5. Intocable/Multifacetico/Ultraman Jr. beat Emilio Charles Jr./Monsther/Scorpio Jr. by DQ when Scorp fouled Intocable.

IWRG 8/21 – Arena Naucalpan (Festival de Mascaras)
1. Heavy Boy beat Eragon
2. Los Oficiales (AK-47/Fierro/911) defeated Aeroman/Freelance/Zatura
3. Black Terry/Capitan Muerte/Shu el Guerrero beat Los Cadetes del Espacio (Solar I/Super Astro/Ultraman Jr.)
4. Halcon Ortiz/Mano Negra/Pantera defeated Hijo del Cien Caras/Mascara Ano Dos Mil Jr./Negro Navarro
5. El Audaz/Dr. Wagner Jr./Rayo de Jalisco Jr. beat Los Hermanos Dinamita (Cien Caras/Mascara Ano Dos Mil/Universo Dos Mil)

Monterrey 8/24 – Arena Coliseo de Monterrey
1. Tequilita beat Trivial
2. Divino Narciso/Dulce Paola/Mercurio defeated Poseidon/Bella Rubi/Rosa Salvaje
3. Sangre Chicana Jr./Simbolo Dos Mil/Vaquero Romo beat Estrella Dorada Jr./Golden Boy/Hijo del Huracan Ramirez
4. Alejandro y Valente Fernandez battled Centurion Negro & Karonte to a double countout.
5. Hator/Sangre Chicana/Toscano defeated Aventurero/Humberto Garza Jr./Stuka by DQ.

UPCOMING SHOWS

EMPRESA MEXICANA DE LUCHA LIBRE

8/26 – Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara
1. Thunder Boy vs. Milenio
2. Metatron vs. Guero Loco
3. Leon Blanco vs. Pequeno Damian 666
4. Occidental Tag Titles: Rayman & Sagrado (c) vs. Damian el Terrible & Hijo del Texano
5. Marco Corleone & Mistico vs. Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero

8/26 – Arena Mexico
1. Sombra de Plata & Starman vs. Inquisidor & Semental
2. Angel Azteca Jr./Metalico/Tigre Blanco vs. El Bronco/Hooligan/Loco Max
3. Fabian el Gitano/Flash/Metalik vs. Arkangel de la Muerte/Escandalo/Nitro
4. Alex Koslov/La Sombra/Valiente vs. Euforia/Nosferatu/Sangre Azteca
5. Dos Caras Jr./Hector Garza/Shocker vs. La Peste Negra (Heavy Metal/Negro Casas/Mr. Niebla)

8/29 – Arena Mexico
1. Mascarita Dorada/Mini Fantasy/Pequeno Olimpico vs. Pequeno Black Warrior/Pequeno Damian 666/Pierrothito
2. Hijo del Fantasma/La Mascara/La Sombra vs. Felino/Heavy Metal/Misterioso II
3. Parejas Increibles Suicidas: Lady Apache & Amapola vs. Marcela & Princesa Sugei
4. Atlantis/Negro Casas/Ultimo Guerrero vs. Chris Sabin/Alex Shelley/AJ Styles
5. Mascara contra Mascara: Mictlan vs. Dragon Rojo
6. Dr. Wagner Jr./Mistico/Shocker vs. Los Guerreros (Black Warrior/Mr. Niebla/Rey Bucanero)

8/31 – Arena Coliseo
1. Molotov & Trueno vs. Artillero & Super Comando
2. Metalik/Tony Rivera/Sensei vs. Apocalipsis/Halcon Negro/Loco Max
3. Lady Apache/Luna Magica/Marcela vs. Amapola/Medusa/Princesa Sugei
4. Blue Panther/Dos Caras Jr./Hector Garza vs. Hijo del Texano/Los Villanos (IV y V)
5. La Peste Negra (Heavy Metal/Negro Casas/Mr. Niebla) vs. Los Perros del Mal (Averno/Damian el Terrible/Mephisto)

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Next In The Flesh August 21st (Tommorrow, Free Event)

Posted by invizweb on August 17, 2008

IN THE FLESH EROTIC READING SERIES
AUGUST 21st at 8 PM
AT HAPPY ENDING LOUNGE, 302 BROOME STREET, NYC
(B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey or F/V to 2nd Avenue, http://www.happyendinglounge.com)
Admission: Free
Happy Ending Lounge: 212-334-9676

Summer heats up as In The Flesh celebrates the release of host Rachel Kramer Bussel’s latest anthology Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica, with readings from contributors M. David Hornbuckle, Andy Horwitz, and Madlyn March. Also featured are novelist Jessica Anya Blau (The Summer of Naked Swim Parties), comedian and playwright Julie Klausner (Wasp Cove), erotic poet Monica Day (host of A Taste of Sex) and filmmaker Tony Comstock. Copies of Spanked will be available for sale and the book trailer will be shown. Hosted and curated by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Spanked, Rubber Sex, Dirty Girls). Free candy and cupcakes will be served.

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PuckerUp – Deflower Power: New play recounts sexual encounters of the first kind

Posted by invizweb on August 16, 2008

Tristan Taormino wrote:

I Iove a good sex survey, so when I arrived with my friend Denise to a preview of the play My First Time,we eagerly filled out the questionnaire left on each seat in the theater: Are you a virgin? How old were you when you lost your virginity? Where were you? What was your partner’s first name? Do you still keep in touch? Did you feel pressured by anyone to lose your virginity? Did you plan your first time? Did you use contraception? How would you describe your first time? Afterward, we swapped cards and read each other’s answers before an usher collected them from us.

My First Time (myfirsttimetheplay.com), which opened July 28 at New World Stages, is billed as “a play in the style of The Vagina Monologues,” where four actors share both brief snippets and detailed stories about first-time sexual experiences without costume changes, props, or sets. The stories are culled from more than 40,000 posts on myfirsttime.com, a website launched in 1998 by Peter Foldy and Craig Paddock. The duo originally created the site to do research for a teen-movie script they were working on, and it quickly became a phenomenon. Ken Davenport, who adapted the play from the site and produced and directed it, told me, “I’ve clipped things out and fixed some grammar, but otherwise not a single word has been changed.”

The stories range from funny and touching to sweet, sexy, and silly to downright disturbing. In fact, the darker tales—of date rape, coercion, and incest—are the most complex and compelling. “It’s one of the very few things that almost every single person has experienced no matter where you come from or where you live,” says Davenport. “To me, it’s a unifying experience. But for so many reasons, it is one we rarely talk about.” He has clearly made a conscious effort to represent a fair amount of diversity, with stories from both straight and queer voices of different ages, backgrounds, and abilities. The two men and two women in the cast embody the imagined identities behind the very personal postings with skill and grace. One actor, Josh Heine, was so convincing in both his recounting of the first time with his cousin’s pretty friend in a basement on a pile of laundry and the first time with a boy he sat next to on the bus ride home from school that I left the theater questioning his sexuality. I was struck by the range of feelings and emotions on display in the narratives: love, hate, lust, curiosity, ambivalence, anger, confusion, denial, anxiety, and hope—all of which we still can experience through sex beyond that first go around.

The most crafty and powerful part of the play was the juxtaposition of two stories: One is by a sweet high schooler telling the story of his girlfriend going to the prom with the boy her parents hope will be her future husband, the bishop’s son. The bishop’s son rapes her in a car and leaves her bruised on the side of the road. The other is told by a sleazy bartender played with a brilliant mix of subtlety and terror by Bill Dawes. The bartender gets his friend’s girlfriend drunk and high and fucks her, even though she clearly says no. This play has the potential to make people not only reflect on their first time, but to see what complicated terrain sex can be. “I thought it would attract a hip young crowd, but the audiences are much more diverse than I expected,” says Davenport. “I have seen families with their teenage daughters, all filling out the survey side by side. Hopefully, the play will start a discussion between parents and kids.”

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Some Web Firms Say They Track Behavior Without Explicit Consent

Posted by invizweb on August 16, 2008

Thanks to Ralph Bernardo at Disinfo.

Ellen Nakashima writes in the Washington Post:

Several Internet and broadband companies have acknowledged using targeted-advertising technology without explicitly informing customers, according to letters released on August 11 by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

And Google, the leading online advertiser, stated that it has begun using Internet tracking technology that enables it to more precisely follow Web-surfing behavior across affiliated sites.

The revelations came in response to a bipartisan inquiry of how more than 30 Internet companies might have gathered data to target customers. The revelations came in response to a bipartisan inquiry of how more than 30 Internet companies might have gathered data to target customers. Some privacy advocates and lawmakers said the disclosures help build a case for an overarching online-privacy law.

“Increasingly, there are no limits technologically as to what a company can do in terms of collecting information . . . and then selling it as a commodity to other providers,” said committee member Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), who created the Privacy Caucus 12 years ago. “Our responsibility is to make sure that we create a law that, regardless of the technology, includes a set of legal guarantees that consumers have with respect to their information.”

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Back due to Popular Demand: Kris Zellner’s Lucha Report (for 8/15/08)

Posted by invizweb on August 16, 2008

Thanks to Kris Z

EMLL held a press conference yesterday announcing matches for their big show on 8/29 at Arena Mexico featuring these matches

Relevos Increibles Suicidas: Lady Apache & Amapola vs. Marcela & Princesa Sugei
Atlantis/Negro Casas/Ultimo Guerrero vs. Chris Sabin/Alex Shelley/AJ Styles
Mascara contra Mascara: Mictlan vs. Dragon Rojo
Dr. Wagner Jr./Mistico/Shocker vs. Black Warrior/Mr. Niebla/Rey Bucanero

Juventud Guerrera also held a press conference yesterday where he expounded on many topics such as AAA didn’t use him like he should’ve been used and was buried in the midcard forever. Juvy then talked about EMLL and would like to go back there to work with Los Perros del Mal. Juvy then introduced Lizzy Valentine as his new valet everywhere he works and she challenged Dark Angel to a match in the future. Juvy also brought out Intocable and announced that they are forming a new faction called the SexiCools with an undetermined member to join them. Fuerza Guerrera was also there and said that he would support his son in whatever he did because he wants him to be successful and then said that the days of them working against each other in a match are over.

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Games of the XXIX Olympiad Beijing Summer 2008 -55kg Women’s Freestyle Wrestling Medal Round Results

Posted by invizweb on August 16, 2008

Repechage

1 Ida Therese Nerell (Sweden) def Natalia Golts (Russia)

2 Ana Maria Paval (Romania) def Olga Smirnova (Kazakhstan)

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Yawarako Taisen: Games of the XXIX Olympiad 2008 Beijing +78kg Women’s Judo Medal Round Results

Posted by invizweb on August 15, 2008

It’s day 6 of this madness. And I am still here. I do not know how much longer though.

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Quarterfinal (Pool A): Idalys Ortiz (Cuba) def. Janelle Shepherd (Australia) via Ippon 1:34

Quarterfinal (Pool B):Wen Tong (China) def. Na-Young Kim (South Korea) via Ippon 1:56

Quarterfinal (Pool C): Maki Tsukada (Japan) def. Vanessa Zambotti (Mexico) via Ippon 1:34

Quarterfinal (Pool D): Lucija Polavder (Slovakai) def. Tserenkhand Dorjgotov (Mongolia) via Ippon (3:15)

2nd Repechage Match 1: Samah Ramadan (Egypt) def. Janelle Shepherd (Australia) via Ippon 1:39

2nd Repechage Match 2: Na-Young Kim (South Korea) def. Tea Donguzashvili (Russia) via Ippon 1:40

2nd Repechage Match 3: Anne Sophie Mondiere (France) def. Vanessa Zambotti (Mexico) via Ippon 4:20

2nd Repechage Match 4: Tserenkhand Dorjgotov (Mongolia) def. Gulzhan Issanova (Kazakhstan) via Ippon 3:44

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The Ultimate Finale: Games of the XXIX Olympiad 2008 Beijing +100kg Men’s Judo Medal Round Results

Posted by invizweb on August 15, 2008

Before these final rounds begin these are the immediate results that lead up to these matches:

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Quarterfinal (Pool A): Satoshi Ishii (Japan) def. Tamerlan Tmnenov (Russia) via Ippon 4:46

Quarterfinal (Pool B): Lasha Gujejiani (Georgia) def. Mohammad Reza Roodaki Rodaki (Iran) via Yuko 11-0

Quarterfinal (Pool C): Abdullo Tangriev (Uzbekhistan) def. Ted Riner (France)

Quarterfinal (Pool D): Vidal Brayson (Cuba) def. Joao Gabriel Schlittler (Brazil) via Ippon 1:39

2nd Repechage Match 1: Tamerlan Tmenov (Russia) def. Paolo Bianchessi (Italy)

2nd Repechage Match 2: Mohammad Reza Roodaki Rodaki (Iran) def. Daniel McCormick (USA)

2nd Repechage Match 3:Teddy Riner (France) def. Andreas Telzer (Germany)

2nd Repechage Match 4: Joao Gabriel Schlittler (Brazil) def. Rudy Hachache (Lebannon)

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A New Mongol King Rises in the East: Games of the XXIX Olympiad Beijing Summer 2008 -100kg Men’s Judo Medal Rounds

Posted by invizweb on August 15, 2008

Before these final rounds begin these are the immediate results that lead up to these matches:

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Quarterfinal (Pool A): Henk Grol (Nederlands) def. Przemyslaw Matyasek (Poland) via Ippon 0:39

Quarterfinal (Pool B): Askhat Zhitkeyev (Kazakstan) def. Daniel Hadfi (Hungary) via Ippon 4:12

Quarterfinal (Pool C): Movlud Miralyev (Azerbaijan) def. Daniel Brata (Romania) via Waza 110-0

Quarterfinal (Pool D): Tuvshinbayar Naidan (Mongolia) def. Sung-Ho Jang (South Korea) 11-10

2nd Repechage Match 1: Przemyslaw Matyasek (Poland) def. Luciano Correa (Brazil) via Ippon 1:47

2nd Repechage Match 2: Daniel Hadfi (Hungary) def. Amel Mekic (Bosnia & Herzegovina) via Ippon 4:16

2nd Repechage Match 3: Levan Zhorzholiani (Georgia) def. Daniel Brata (Romania) via Ippon 2:44

2nd Repechage Match 4: Sung-Ho Jang (South Korea) def. Benjammin Behrla (Germany) via Ippon 1:06

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Games of the XXIX Olympiad Beijing Summer 2008 -78kg Women’s Judo Medal Rounds

Posted by invizweb on August 15, 2008

And here we are in the semifinal weight class of Women’s Judo:

Quarter Final (Pool A): Xiuli Yang (China) def. Marylise Levesque (Canada) via Ippon 2:02

Quarter Final (Pool B): Esther San Miguel (Spain) def. Lucia Morico (Italy) 220-11

Quarter Final (Pool C): Gyeong Mi Jeong (Sout Korea) def. Heide Wollert (Germany) via Ippon 2:56

Quarter Final (Pool D): Yalennis Castillo (Cuba) def. Stephanie Possamai (France) via Koka 30-0

3rd Rep Match 1: Edinanci Silva (Brazil) def. Lkhandegd Purevjargal (Mongolia) via Ippon 3:58

3rd Rep Match 2: Stephanie Possamai (France) def. Heide Wollert (Germany) via Ippon 0:41

Semifinals:

Match 1: Xiuli Yang (China) vs Esther San Miguel (Spain)

Winner: Xiuli Yang via Ippon 5:00

Match 2: Yalennis Castillo (Cuba) vs Gyeong Mi Jeong (South Korea)

Winner: Yalennis Castillo via Koka 1-0

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Games of the XXIX Olympiad Beijing Summer 2008 -90kg Men’s Judo Results

Posted by invizweb on August 15, 2008

Men’s -90kg Judo Pools:

Pool A:

1) Bye: Irakli Tsirekidze (Georgia)

Round of 32 Match 1: Hesham Mesbah (Egypt) vs Sun-Ho Choi (Korea)

Winner: Hesham Mesbah via Koka 1-0

Round of 32 Match 2: Elkhan Mammadov (Azerbaijan) vs Negmatullo Asranqulov (Tajikistan)

Winner: Elkhan Mammadov via Yuko 11-0

Round of 32 Match 3: Khurshid Nabiev (Uzbekhistan) vs Winston Gordon (UK)

Winner: Khurshid Nabiev 100-20

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