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24 Apr 19
The Finer Details Blog

Around this time five years ago, I discovered Tropic Skincare and at the expense of sounding a little cheesy, it genuinely has changed my life. For years I struggled with combination skin that wouldn’t seem to settle with anything I used. Everything was either too heavy or didn’t do what I wanted it to, either […]

24 Apr 19
Go News Viral

Democrats have consistently said there is no real need for the bills even as they’ve ratcheted up their opposition. | Getty By GARY FINEOUT 04/24/2019 05:04 AM EDT Updated 04/24/2019 03:35 PM EDT Wed Apr 24 15:35:33 EDT 2019 Florida Republicans once worried that hardline immigration policies would alienate Hispanic voters and cost the party […]

24 Apr 19
James Guerrero

Once upon a time, we could depend on justices regardless of party to stand up to a paranoid, power-mad president. from Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/will-trump-and-the-supreme-court-tear-our-democracy-apart/2019/04/24/c640294a-66ca-11e9-a1b6-b29b90efa879_story.html

24 Apr 19
CryptoAlerts

Afternoon all,I posted a similar thing in r/ Bitcoin yesterday but also wanted to post here. You see, I didn’t just use BTC to travel around the world — I used alts too. I wanted to share that fact and get feedback on this subreddit too. Not sure how much this subreddit crosses with r/ […]

24 Apr 19
taliareadsbooks

The Vanishing Throne YA Steampunk Fantasy; By Elizabeth May (Falconer Trilogy #2) ~ “I’m not just the girl whose gift is chaos. I’m the girl who endured.” – Aileana Kameron  ~ Letter Grade: A+ (95%) Aileana Kameron hesitated. One human moment destroyed her human world. Guilty, trapped, terrorized, and tortured, she’s determined more than ever to stop […]

24 Apr 19
Heidy's Online Wonderland

So, another ship bundle is announced. Alas, it’s still Discovery-themed, but whatcha gonna do?

24 Apr 19
Monterey Herald
SALINAS — It’s a businesslike approach for Daniel Papacica. No emotion. Just results. For the Carmel tennis standout, it’s been pure domination on the tennis court all spring. That trend continued Wednesday as Papacica swept Henry Chen of Stevenson in straight sets, posting a 6-1, 6-1 decision in the Gabilan Division singles finals at Chamisal Tennis Club. “He knows when to be aggressive,” said Chen, who was making his third finals appearance. “When Daniel sees an opening, he pounces on the opportunity. He’s consistent.” That includes the poker face expression that Papacica displayed throughout the finals, which lasted 47 minutes in temperatures that rose into the mid 80s on the court. “I do this every weekend,” said Papacica, who is ranked in the top 100 in the nation in the 18-under division. “I didn’t play amazing, but well enough to win. That is what was important today.” With the win, Papacica advances to the Central Coast Section singles tournament, where he will likely be seeded in the top four. Chen will also advance. “Winning section has been a goal since the start of my senior year,” Papacica said. “I’m staying with the plan. I’ve put more time in than most players.” Papacica will play tennis next spring for Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. The senior has yet to lose a match this year, or even a set in 20-plus matches. In fact, Papacica has dropped just one game in a set three times, including Wednesday’s finals. “I kept telling myself do not overplay the ball,” said Chen, who won the singles title as a freshman in the old Mission Trail Athletic League. “Just get the ball in.” And while it worked at times, as evident by the number of lengthy rallies the two engaged in, more times than not Chen was coming up on the short end. For Papacica, who won the old MTAL doubles title as a freshman four years ago, it was just another opponent. “I work on a lot of stuff when I’m practicing,” Papacica said. “I’ll experiment with it in the matches. If I feel I have an advantage, I will use what I’ve improved upon.” Papacica, who didn’t play tennis last year at Carmel, instead choosing to compete in travel events in the spring, relied on a solid first serve to control the tempo of the match. “When I was getting my first serve in, it was controlling the point,” Papacica said. “I felt good out there, considering we played three matches on Tuesday.” Papacica kept Chen on his heels with a powerful back hand, before charging to the net and showing the ability to drops balls across the net. “He never rushes anything,” Carmel coach Jim Sommerville said. “Daniel is a thinker on the court. He just gets a feel for the competition.” Papacica relied on his length in hitting balls deep across the court, maintaining depth, forcing Chen to overhit with his forehand. Carmel teammates Ian Snyder and Sema Pesic won the Gabilan Division doubles title with a 6-4, 6-4 decision over Stevenson’s Adam Hidas and Logan Eckert. Last year Hidas won the singles title, but elected to compete in doubles. He and Eckert will join the Padres tandem at the CCS singles and doubles tennis tournament in two weeks. Snyder and Pesic, who have played singles all season for the Padres, moved to doubles for the tournament. “It’s not that big of an adjustment,” Pesic said. “I’ve been playing in doubles tournaments outside of high school. I’ve been getting in a lot of practice.” Pesic and Snyder looked like a perfect match on the court, taking apart Hidas and Eckert in the first set. “We have the best chemistry,” Snyder said. And it showed in big moments as the pair used powerful forehands at the net to keep rallies short. “We were aggressive,” Pesic said. “We came to the net a lot. We had some high percentages shots that produced points.” Hidas and Eckert kept both sets tight, playing fearless on the other side. The pair got to within a game in both sets before falling short. Having faced the Pirates pair in singles earlier this year, Snyder felt they had an idea on what to expect from them. “We’ve seen them play, so you can analyze their strengths,” Snyder said. “But our objective was to take advantage of our strengths. I felt we played solid.”
24 Apr 19
Archy Worldys

While Pavel Mamaev is sitting in the SIZO – his relatives, friends, players are talking about him. Well, Alan Mamaev's wife – her performances are especially beautiful. But the most interesting thing about the midfielder of "Krasnodar" unexpectedly told Julia Evtukh. This is Mamaev's ex-girlfriend. Julia lived in a civil brother with Pavel for almost […]

24 Apr 19
Barefoot Bf

  I have a moment to breathe finally – courtesy of a week off from work due to Spring Break (hooray teaching!).  I know updates on my training have been scant, but that’s also probably what has made it so successful.  With a little over a week until the Pittsburgh Marathon, it’s officially taper time.  […]

24 Apr 19
Author Shubricca L Bell

Don’t let life pass you by because you’re too afraid to live. It doesn’t matter what the cards of life has dealt you, play it to the best of your ability, knowing you have help, hope and a future. One of my favorite scriptures of all time is Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans […]

24 Apr 19
Wandering in New Zealand

After spending nearly 2 months in Naseby, we decided to take some time to travel before the winter weather really settles in. From what I’m experiencing, I’d say that NZ is a lot like Canada in the way that seasons seem to change somewhat abruptly here. Autumn started on March 21st and by the time […]

24 Apr 19
Sealed in Christ

–From Part 1 of this Series– Maybe it’s just my naivety, but it never occurred to me that anyone might see these Churches as anything but, well.. Christian Churches. However, I have recently become aware that there is indeed an alternate view; held by the minority to be sure, but one that deserves to be […]

24 Apr 19
VolleymaniaSG

The first match in Group B started off with HCI vs EJC. In the first set, HCI block the first ball and EJC quickly responded with a quick ball and a block as well, leading the score to 2-1 with EJC with the lead. The next few points were generally given to HCI as EJC […]

24 Apr 19
Macahs Academy

HOME NEWS REVIEWS ALL PHONES Huawei Y5 2019 arrives with Helio A22 SoC and 5.71-inch notched display 24 April 2019 The Huawei Y5 2019 that leaked a couple of times earlier this month is finally official. It’s basically the Huawei Y6 Pro 2019 with a smaller screen, lesser RAM, and a low-res selfie camera. The Y6 Pro 2019 comes with a […]

24 Apr 19
Renee Wittman

We ordered this grill from Home Depot since Andrew was listing so badly and shaking so it was dangerous to cook on him. Sorry, Andrew. This is our new grill, who we’re calling Swinger after the brand.  She was a HUGE hassle to assemble, primarily because the top and bottom came nested in each other. […]

24 Apr 19
VaderFan2187's Blog

The following does NOT contain spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. Hey everybody! The Avengers Endgame sets have been released for a while now, and I’ve had a chance to review them all. Today, I would like to take a moment to count them down and rank them from my least favorite to favorite. Bear in mind […]