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Lessons on Life from the Art of Rowing

Each has a literature that confronts the essence of its lonely pursuit and explores the way the solitude and self-discipline these sports demand grow the spirit and fill the competitor. Fishing. The raw elements of the sport are our teacher: the wind and the water, the boat and its oars, our own bodies and minds.” Given those elements, it’s no surprise that the education is a profound one. The superficial journey here is over water; the real one is internal.

In this wise and thrilling book, Craig Lambert turns rowing–personal discipline, modern Olympic sport, grand collegiate tradition, and fitness pursuit for thousands of men and women–into a metaphor for a vigorous and satisfying life. The raw elements of the sport are our teachers: the wind and the water, the boat and its oars, our own bodies and minds.”–from Mind Over Water

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To view this book on Amazon.com, click here.. Golf, certainly. “Like Einstein,” he writes, “we wish to know God’s thoughts. We shall attempt to pry them loose with an oar. Filled with humor and imagination, Mind Over Water speaks to rowers and non-rowers alike. Lambert’s graceful reflection on rowing is a lovely addition to the genre, part memoir, part narrative, part celebration of a relatively arcane endeavor, and utterly provocative. –Jeff Silverman

“Like Einstein, we wish to know God’s thoughts. Long-distance running, of course.

Craig Lambert, a staff writer and editor at Harvard Magazine, has also written for Sports Illustrated and Town & Country. This is a book about balance, attaining consistency and speed, independence and cooperation, joy and creative powers. He trains and races in single sculls on the Charles River in Boston, and occasionally competes in major rowing events, such as the Head of the Charles Regatta.

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Some sports–the solitary ones, in particular–are simply more prone to mysticism and mystery than others. The surprise is how accessible and appealing it turns out to be. Climbing. We shall attempt to pry them loose with an oar. Skimming the plane where sky and water meet, rowers must fully inhabit the present moment, whether facing their demons in a single scull or discovering the paradoxes of teamwork and commitment in a crew shell

ISI Unveils Hooters-Themed Sports Betting Kiosks in Time for Super Bowl Sunday

(ISI) officials announced today their sports gaming kiosks (the iSports

Stand) are now on the gaming floor of Hooters Casino Hotel, offering

bettors a faster, more convenient method to place sports bets.

American Wagering, Inc. Hooters Casino Hotel is a collaborative effort between four

of the original six founding fathers of the Hooters Restaurant chain,

155 East Tropicana, LLC (the former owner and operator of the Hotel San

Remo), and a Hooters franchise group from Florida. (“AWIM”),

and AWI Gaming, Inc. is a privately owned company, which distributes self-service

wagering terminals (the iSports Stand) in association with American

Wagering, Inc.

Leroy’s owns and operates more than 60

race/sports book outlets in the state of Nevada, CBS is the dominant

supplier of sports wagering hardware/software to the Nevada gaming

industry, and AWIM is a Nevada Gaming Commission-licensed

manufacturer/distributor and supplier of race/sports self-service

wagering kiosks. The two orange iSports Stands, which display a photo of Michelle Nunes –

Miss Hooters International and a blackjack dealer at Hooters Casino

Hotel – are the first specially designed

kiosks in Las Vegas. (“Leroy’s”),

Computerized Bookmaking Systems, Inc. The hotel is conveniently located one block

from the famous Las Vegas Strip and across from the MGM Grand. AWIG is a recently formed subsidiary with the goal of

becoming a market leader in operating smaller hotel/casino properties.

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“We believe once legal bettors experience the

additional features like receiving special offers from our advertisers,

checking weather during events, obtaining advice from a professional

sports handicapper, booking show tickets or making golf reservations,

they will prefer the kiosks,” he said.

ABOUT AMERICAN WAGERING, INC.

ABOUT HOOTERS CASINO HOTEL

“Hooters is a unique, world-famous brand with

a very loyal following,” said Bill Stearns,

president of ISI. It’s

very simple to place bets, and the kiosk can be open practically 24

hours.”

Home base to Miss Hooters International 2006, Michelle Nunes, and

recipient of AAA’s 2007 Three Diamond Award,

the world’s first Hooters Casino Hotel

features 696 Hooterized Florida-casual rooms and suites fully equipped

with the latest amenities. For more information

call 1.866.LVHOOTS or visit www.hooterscasinohotel.com.

. In addition to self-service sports wagering, the iSports

Stand provides important sporting event information, a variety of

self-service concierge services and third-party advertising via ISI, LTD.’s

proprietary software (The AdCaster). (AWIM).

Acting as a stand-alone sports book, the iSports Stand provides the same

services as an in-casino sports book. This is the

first time companies and products outside of the casino can reach guests

on the gaming floor.

ISI, LTD. (“CBS”),

AWI Manufacturing, Inc. maintains subsidiary

companies in the Caribbean Islands (ISI Caribbean & Maritime) as well as

the United Kingdom (ISI, UK). For more information, please visit www.isisports.com.

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leroy’s Race and Sports Book and ISI, Ltd. is a publicly traded company that primarily

operates through wholly owned subsidiaries including Leroy’s

Horse & Sports Place, Inc. While

guests can expect to see the more than 200 world-famous Hooters Girls

throughout the property, an exciting mix of dining, entertainment and

nightlife is also featured, from nine fine-to-funky restaurants and

bars, to one of the hottest pool decks in town. The 30,000-square-foot

“Hooters”-themed casino floor offers approximately 670 state-of-the-art

slot and video poker machines and 33 table games –

including the Hooters Girl Party Pit – for

24-hour fun. The iSports Stands are expected to be fully

operational in time for the busiest sports book day of the year –

Super Bowl Sunday.

Stearns compares the machines to using the ATM at a bank instead of

dealing with the teller.

ISI co-developed the iSports Stand with AWI Manufacturing, Inc. Also unique is the ability for

local and national businesses to advertise on the kiosk’s

video screen, side panels and through on-screen banner ads. “We designed the kiosks to

attract curious guests to take a look and try this new technology. (“AWIG”). ISI, LTD

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