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3 days ago

Commonwealth Games: Australians Dominate Night Four In Glasgow | Swimming World

He's been a bit faster this year with a 17th-ranked season best of 48.72 from the Australian Nationals, but he didn't need that level of speed tonight to catch bronze. Canada's Yuri Kisil (49.27), Trinidad and Tobago's Dylan Carter (49.56), England's Adam Brown (49.63), South Africa's Leith Shankland (49.81) and England's James Disney-May (49.96) all broke 50 seconds in the championship heat. Women's 100 breast SB9 New Zealand's Sophie Pascoe won the Paralympic swim for the night with a 1:19.36 in the SB9 event. She won by more than two seconds as Australia's Madi Scott held off 13-year-old Scottish Paralympic star Erraid Davies, 1:21.38 to 1:21.68, for the silver. Davies is now the youngest Scottish swimmer to win a Commonwealth Games medal. Canada's Aurelie Rivard (1:22.03), Canada's Katarina Roxon (1:23.95), Australia's Katherine Downie (1:24.04) and New Zealand's Nikita Howarth (1:33.21) also competed in the finale. Women's 200 IM It took a British and Games record, but England's Siobhan O'Connor finally broke through with a gold medal in the 200-meter IM. O'Connor blazed her way to a 2:08.21, smashing Hannah Miley's British mark of 2:09.46 from the 2009 World Championships. The swim also vaulted the English star to the top of the world in the event, as she leapt over Alicia Coutts' 2:08.89 from the Australian Nationals.
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7 days ago

Legion: Post 22 Punches Ticket To State

Post 320s Devon Romey kept Post 22 batters off-balance in Tuesdays contest, then the Hardhats had to overcome a sterling pitching performance from Pierres Cooper Walton, who struck out 11 Post 22 batters through seven innings Wednesday until the wheels came off in the eighth. Walton gave up a towering double to deep center to Tanner Simons to start the frame, then hit three straight batters to load the bases and bring in a run. Simons defied Waltons dominating day on the mound with a 4-for-4 day at the plate. Matt Vickers RBI single made it 4-3 and Solano delivered the game winning hit again to score Erik Petry and Taran Tucker. Pierre had broken a 1-all tie in the sixth with three runs on three hits. Blake Deans single scored Alex Gray and Cash Anderson. Ben Leidholts single scored Alec Norwick in the first inning and slim lead held until Connor Merriam tagged and scored on Petrys sacrifice to deep right.
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1 week ago

Book Review: My Promised Land: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Israel

But for most of us they fade generation by generation. This is as true for Irish-, Italian-, or Polish-Americans with their Roman Catholic background, for example, or Greek- or Russian-Americans with their Eastern Orthodox faiths, or Laotians or Tibetans or anyone else, as it is for the Americans whose ancestors came from the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe. With each generation the ties to the old country and the old ways loosen a little more until they are all but lostaor combined with other ways to create something new. So the second fact is that when Shavit speaks of anon-Orthodox Judaism,a he is speaking of something which by its very nature, although often suffused with nostalgia and longing, is transitory and must pass away. It canat be saved. aNon-Orthodox Judaisma is the sensibility of a generation that has rejected Judaism as a way of life but canat quite let go of, shall we say, the accoutrements. No God, but lox and bagels.
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2 weeks ago

A Day At A Philadelphia Museum For Kids Who Really Need Some Fun « Cbs Philly

Kids climbed on model boats and ran through the exhibits at the Independence Seaport Museum . Its a day provided by the Baltimore-based Casey Cares Foundation . Casey Baynes started the foundation fourteen years ago when she volunteered at a hospital and saw a child missing out on a celebrity visit. I heard this little voice say, I wish I had cancer. Maybe Id get cool stuff too, she recalls. The museum day was a welcome diversion for Heather McSorley, whose two-year-old daughter, Savannah, is battling neuroblastoma. Its just such an experience to see the joy on my kids face that we typically may not be able to afford, because of all our expenses, she notes. The day gave parents and kids a chance to bond with other families in the same boat. Nine-year-old Cullen Jones, of Devon, Pa., had an encouraging message.
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2 weeks ago

Ketk Nbc: Paypal To Refund Donations Sent To Family Of Georgia Toddler Who Died In Hot Car

The page is no longer available on the YouCaring.com website. "The campaign was recently removed from the site so that the controversy and debate surrounding the Harris matter did not become a distraction to the millions of other donors participating in a wide variety of active fundraisers currently taking place in our community," the company said in a statement. It was not immediately known how much each service had collected, or if any of the money had reached the Harris family. On June 21, Alabama Credit Union posted a note to its Facebook page saying donations were being funneled to an account there "owned by Ms. Harris to use purely at her own discretion -- but she clearly understands the intent of those donating to the fund." The campaign was established after Cooper's father, Justin Ross Harris, was charged with murder and child cruelty in the June 18 death of his 22-month-old son. But it was posted before revelations that he had searched for information about hot-car deaths or bombshell allegations in a probable cause hearing last week that he had visited a website dedicated to a child-free lifestyle. A detective also said Harris was exchanging sexually explicit text messages with various women while his son was locked inside the sweltering car, painting a much different portrait of Harris than the dedicated and doting family man described by friends and family.
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3 weeks ago

Lamarcus Aldridge Pledges To Re-sign With Blazers; Devon Allen's Dilemma; The Opening: The Oregonian

The above gallery was the day's most popular. 1. LaMarcus Aldridge pledges to sign contract extension with Trail Blazers next summer, says he wants to be 'the best Blazer ever' 2. Free agent activity explains Trail Blazers' pursuit of Chris Kaman 3. Roger Federer's backhand, Rafael Nadal's potty break, Posh Spice's grimace: Wrapping up the 2014 Wimbledon 4. The Devon Allen dilemma, college football or professional track? Oregon track & field rundown 5. Elite 11: What they're saying about Oregon Ducks' quarterback recruits performances Monday View/Post Comments Related Stories
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4 weeks ago

Women's Rugby World Cup - England Optimistic As World Cup Looms | Live Rugby News | Espn Scrum

England have not won the tournament since 1994 and have been runners-up four times following the loss to New Zealand on home soil in 2010. Street - who will have to cut a squad of 32 from the training camps down to 26 for the finals - believes England have given themselves the best possible build-up as they look to advance from the initial group against Samoa, Spain and Canada, who ran the Black Ferns close in their recent tour. "We have seen the media coverage increase all the time and we will have some big crowds out there in France, when hopefully we can brighten up people's summer back home," Street told PA. "We have had a lot of support from the RFU and one thing we can guarantee is we will give it a good shot. "We know on our day we can beat anybody, but we have got five games in 17 days, so it is a really physically demanding schedule for everybody at the World Cup and we have to make sure we come out strongest. "There will be six really good international players who will miss out on going to the World Cup, and it is tough because the girls have made a lot of sacrifices to get into these training camps. But it is always good to have that many quality players to choose from and we will have a lot of experience to call on, to hopefully go one better than in 2010. "However, there are of course a lot of sides who can win it and the days of just England against New Zealand in the final being a formality are long gone, but that is good for the women's game really." England men's captain Chris Robshaw has given his full support to the upcoming campaign of Katy Mclean's side, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and promoted by the RFU on social media. "All the boys will be right behind England Women this summer and it would be great to see all sports fans in England doing the same," Robshaw said.
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4 weeks ago

England's Early World Cup Exit Dashes Uk Pubs' Bumper Summer Hopes | Reuters

"It just hasn't been worth it for only two weeks." Had England made it past the World Cup's first round group stage, that would have been worth 175 million pounds ($297.64 million) to Britain's bars, pubs and restaurants within a 1 billion pound ($1.7 billion) consumer spending spree, according to a report by the Center for Retail Research (CRR). Qualification for next month's final in Rio de Janeiro, which was not expected by even the most optimistic of fans, would have been worth almost 2.6 billion pounds to the British retail and leisure industry, the report said. However, analysts said that while domestic markets often suffer a blip after a major national sporting defeat, the UK economy experienced its fastest growth in more than six months in the first half of 2014 and is unlikely to be affected in the long term. Professor Josh Bamfield, author of the CRR report, said increased consumer spending would continue for the duration of the World Cup and many larger businesses had actually prepared for an early England exit. "It's very sad and unfortunate that this has happened, but no one can say it wasn't expected," he said. Britain's supermarkets are forecast to make hundreds of millions pounds in World Cup merchandise, food and alcohol sales and Morrisons, Britain's No. 4 grocer, said customer spending was largely unaffected by the fate of the national team.
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1 month ago

Bbc Sport - World Cup 2014: England Tournament Player Ratings

Has promise but needs to make his mark quickly at 26. Did you know? Lallana failed to have a single shot and did not create a chance during the 91 minutes he was on the pitch. Future England prospects 6 ROSS BARKLEY (MIDFIELDER) 6 Everton's talented youngster showed promise as a substitute against Italy and Uruguay, and also showed his huge potential in flashes against Costa Rica. One of the players the Euro 2016 campaign will be built around. A raw talent but all the materials are there if Hodgson finds the way to use them properly. Did you know? Barkley made the second-highest number of dribbles/runs for England (10). Future England prospects 9 FRASER FORSTER (GOALKEEPER) 0 The only member of Hodgson's squad, apart from the injured Oxlade-Chamberlain, who saw no action in Brazil.
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1 month ago

Church Of England Releases Special World Cup Prayers

Written by the Bishop of Leeds, the Rt. Revd. Nick Baines, originally for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the prayers ask for celebration and unity in the face of competition, blessings for the host country of Brazil, and all of the nations taking part. Baines said in a statement , "God is not partisan and there are bigger things to pray for around the world, not least in Iraq, Nigeria and Sudan to name but three. At its heart prayer is about expressing our desires honestly and having our vision of God, the world and one another changed by our praying." He added, "My hope is that the World Cup would be a reminder of the joy of a nation coming together in a common cause - something that in itself is worth celebrating." There's also something there for those not following the international sports competition, as Prayer 3 is simply titled, "A prayer for those simply not interested." But for those who are hoping for a miracle when it comes to victory for their team, check out the prayers below: Prayer 1 A Prayer for the World Cup Lord of all the nations, who played the cosmos into being, guide, guard and protect all who work or play in the World Cup. May all find in this competition a source of celebration, an experience of common humanity and a growing attitude of generous sportsmanship to others. Amen. Prayer 2 A Prayer for Brazil God of the nations, who has always called his people to be a blessing for the world, bless all who take part in the World Cup. Smile on Brazil in her hosting, on the nations represented in competition and on those who travel to join in the party.
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