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Flag Football’s Olympic Debut: A Turning Point
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Flag Football’s Olympic Debut: A Turning Point

Related media - News 24 hours The inclusion of flag football in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics is set to revolutionize the sport. This historic decision marks a significant milestone, propelling flag football onto the world stage and inspiring a new generation of athletes. By introducing flag football to the Olympic platform, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognizes the growing popularity of the sport and its ability to capture the attention of audiences around the world. The non-contact nature of flag football makes it accessible to a wider demographic, particularly women and young athletes, fostering greater inclusivity and participation. The Olympics will act as a catalyst for further growth and development of flag football on an international scale. With...
Parkinson’s expert makes frequent visits to the White House for eight months
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Parkinson’s expert makes frequent visits to the White House for eight months

Related media - Recent news According to official visitor logs, a Parkinson’s disease expert from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center visited the White House eight times over an eight-month period from last summer to last spring, and met at least once with President Biden’s doctor. The expert, Dr. Kevin Cannard, is a neurologist specializing in movement disorders who recently published a paper on Parkinson’s. The logs, released by the White House, document visits from July 2023 to March of this year. More recent visits, if any, would not be disclosed until later, according to the White House’s voluntary disclosure policy. It is unclear whether Dr. Cannard was in the White House specifically to consult with the president or for unrelated meetings. Dr. Cannard’s LinkedIn page ...
McIlroy reflects on US Open disappointment, vows to learn and move forward
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McIlroy reflects on US Open disappointment, vows to learn and move forward

Related media - Latest news Rory McIlroy is using introspection and a change of scenery to process his heartbreaking U.S. Open finish. After missing putts on the final holes at Pinehurst, McIlroy took solitary walks through the busy streets of New York City. The walks served as a way to mentally unplug and gain perspective on the challenging tournament. A familiar pattern of frustration McIlroy described feeling like his "old self" for much of the final round, the version that was seeking major championship glory. He controlled the pace early, building a two-shot lead over Bryson DeChambeau entering the 15th hole. However, a bogey on the 15th hole, followed by a missed short putt on the 16th, destroyed his momentum. McIlroy acknowledged a sense of unease creeping in as he wa...
How to Make Digital Smartphone Photos Look Old
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How to Make Digital Smartphone Photos Look Old

More news - Breaking news Like the allure of vinyl records, classic video games, and even the early Internet, the fascination with old photographic standards like point-and-shoot cameras and 35-millimeter film endures, even among people too young to remember when that equipment was cutting edge. The allure of “vintage” photography extends beyond nostalgia and Instagram filters, judging by the number of apps designed to emulate the film, lenses, and visual quirks of pre-digital photos and films. Despite the irony of using a high-end smartphone camera to produce imperfect images that look oversaturated, shaky, low-contrast, unfiltered, or otherwise analog, going for a retro look can help you practice your compositional skills. If you’re not ready to buy the original equipment, you can ...
The Silent Killer Who Stalks Sri Lankan Men
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The Silent Killer Who Stalks Sri Lankan Men

More news - News 24 hours Climate change and contaminated water have triggered an epidemic of kidney disease. In Sri Lanka, a serene island nation in the Indian Ocean, a silent killer is claiming the lives of thousands of men. Statistics reveal an alarming spike in chronic kidney disease cases, and experts point to two main culprits: climate change and water pollution. In rural northern and eastern Sri Lanka, where agriculture is the backbone of the local economy, farmers face a daily struggle not only to cultivate their land but also to survive amid a growing health crisis. Extreme temperatures and prolonged droughts, exacerbated by climate change, have forced many farmers to rely on contaminated water sources for irrigation and personal consumption. Pesticide and fertilize...
Unusual hype prompts U.S. women’s water polo team to seek history
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Unusual hype prompts U.S. women’s water polo team to seek history

Related media - Breaking news The U.S. women's water polo team is making waves both inside and outside the pool. An unlikely partnership with rap icon Flavor Flav has brought a wave of attention to the sport as the team seeks an unprecedented fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal. From Hobbyist to Publicist Flavor Flav, who initially had limited knowledge of water polo, was inspired by the team’s dedication and the challenges faced by the athletes. His social media message, offering support and a donation, turned into a unique sponsorship deal. A team full of stars and new faces The U.S. team boasts a strong core, including veteran leader Maggie Steffens and world-class goalie Ashleigh Johnson. However, this year's roster also features several talented newcomers, such ...