A World Cup For Pole Dancing

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“Contestants from 36 countries climbed, gripped and did splits on poles during the three-day competition in Rio de Janeiro.” The competition, open to men and women alike, has a top prize that can run up to around $30,000. (video)

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Rehired At Minnesota, Osmo Vänskä Has To Figure Out How To Rebuild The Depleted Ranks

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“With resentment toward Mr. Vanska still simmering among board members over his resignation and subsequent actions, there seemed to be a strong feeling, even among those willing to contemplate his rehiring to begin with, that his powers should be limited: that he should be named principal conductor, perhaps, rather than music director, a title that has considerable administrative duties and social demands.”