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• Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, and the Professional Fighters League said the PFL playoff semi-final matches would be held in the new Entertainment and Sports Arena on Oct. 20.

• According to Bob Ley, ‘As of October 1 I'll be taking a six-month sabbatical from my Outside the Lines duties on ESPN. The idea of stepping back to re-charge is fully 100% mine, and one I've been considering for a while.’ Per ESPN: 'We completely support Bob’s decision and look forward to his return April 1.’

• Serena Williams will star in marketing for American Express relating to the U.S. Open to support new services such as the AmEx Band (contactless payment wristband) and an interactive tennis experience Super Rally, as well as the AmEx Fan Experience at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY.

• The planned move of MLS’ Columbus Crew club to Austin, Texas, received a major boost on Wednesday when the Austin City Council approved a deal to build a soccer stadium. Backers said the  venue could be ready for the 2020 MLS season.

• Walk This Way: Aerosmith has unveiled plans for headlining residency in Las Vegas, Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild. The first show is scheduled for April 6, 2019 in Park Theater, located in MGM Resorts International’s new Park MGM on the Vegas Strip. The residency is being promoted by Live Nation. There currently are18 dates scheduled for April-June-July 2019.

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Kia NBA Tip-Off 2018 (Oct. 16-21)

• Oct. 16: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics (8 PM ET) TNT
• Oct. 16: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors 10:30 PM. ET). TNT

• Oct. 17: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets 8 PM (ET) ESPN
• Oct. 17: Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns 10:30 PM  (ET) ESPN

• Oct. 18: Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers (8 PM. ET) TNT
• Oct. 18: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers (10:30 PM ET) TNT

• Oct. 19: Boston Celtics vs.Toronto Raptors (8 PM ET) ESPN
• Oct. 19: Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz (10:30 PM ET) ESPN

• Oct. 20: Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards (7 PM. ET) NBA TV
• Oct. 20: Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10:30 PM ET) ESPN

• Oct. 21: Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers (9 PM ET) NBA TV

NBA Christmas Day Schedule
• Milwaukee Bucks vs. New York Knicks 12 Noon (ET) ESPN
• Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets 3 PM (ET) ABC
• Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics 5:30 PM (ET) ABC
• Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors 8 PM (ET) ESPN
• Portland Trail Blazers vs. Utah Jazz 10:30 PM (ET) ESPN

Martin Luther King Jr. Day    
• New Orleans Pelicans vs. Memphis Grizzlies 5:30 PM (ET) TNT
• Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia 76ers 8 PM (ET) TNT
• Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers 10:30 PM (ET) TNT

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2. Mission Impossible - Fallout $20M
3. Christopher Robin $12.4M
4. Slenderman $11.3M
5. BlacKkKlansman $10.8M
6. The Spy Who Dumped Me $6.6M
7. Mama Mia! $5.8M
8. Equalizer 2 $5.5M
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10. Ant-Man and The Wasp $4M

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Sep022016

Want To Become A Columbia Sportswear Director Of Toughness? Go Take A Hike

By Barry Janoff

September 1, 2016: Columbia Sportswear Co. is looking to hire new employees, but you will have to go to great lengths to be interviewed.

The outdoor sportswear and gear company said it is seeking to hire two Directors of Toughness, which the brand describes as a "real job open to adventurers everywhere."

The two candidates awarded the position will "embark on a nine-month adventure around the world to test Columbia’s range of performance products in the most extreme conditions," said the company, warning, "so those who don’t get a thrill from pushing their minds and bodies to the limit need not apply."

The first test: Job interviews are being conducted in-person at one of four remote locations — two in the U.S., one in Canada and one in the  U.K. — making this, as a supporting marketing campaign touts, “The Toughest Interview (To Get To).

Columbia said one U.S. location would be Mt. Hood Wilderness, Oregon. The other U.S. location would be on the East Coast, with that and the two other destinations to be unveiled at a future date.

Columbia is directing people to a dedicated Web site and its Instagram destination for more information.

According to the Portland, Ore.-based company, people interested in the position first need to register online. "Once you have registered and we have confirmed you to attend, you’ll need to get yourself to the interview, just like you would at any other job. Only getting to our interview is going to be a little tougher than finding the right suite number in the office park. Our location will require you to hike, scramble, sweat, and more." (Details here.)

The company, which among other alliances is the official outdoor apparel partner for Manchester United, also offered some pre-interview parameters, including enjoying being outdoors in rugged terrain.

"If you don’t like the outdoors, don’t quit your day job just yet," said Columbia. "You don’t have to know how to climb a mountain, but if we ask, we hope you’re willing to give it a shot."

For those who wonder it this is a real, paying job: "Yes," said Columbia. "You will earn $39K (U.S.) or local equivalent and receive benefits of a full-time employee of Columbia for nine months. This is a real job. We’re not hiring a spokesperson. Make sure you’re ready to be a real Director of Toughness."

Columbia said that its inaugural Directors of Toughness, Lauren Steele and Zach Doleac, were selected from thousands of applicants and spent six months traveling the globe. Their treks were chronicled in a series of videos posted at the company's YouTube platform.

"From the summit of Ecuador’s Cayambe volcano to the Arctic coast of Manitoba, they put Columbia’s gear through the harshest conditions imaginable."

The company said that in addition to job perks that include a full-time salary and benefits, it has extended the job duration from six to nine months" to allow for an even greater range of extreme adventures."

“The Directors of Toughness have become integral employees, not only testing our products but also sharing compelling stories,” Richelle Luther, svp and chief human resources officer for Columbia Sportswear Co., said in a statement. “We are excited to identify and hire two new outdoor enthusiasts, and to put a spotlight on the effort our employees go through to ensure our products keep people comfortable, regardless of the conditions.”

Columbia said that people who being the interview process can stop at any time.

"Hey, it’s a free country. Of course you can quit," the company said. "If you get cold feet before the interview, please let us know sooner than later. But with everyone watching, including Gert (Boyle, chairman and president), you might want to consider sticking with it though."

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