Youth Sports

18 Jul 19
Benjamin's Burden

On Tuesday we had a very important morning. We had the privilege of meeting with the Mayor of Dois Irmãos. We arrived at city hall a little early and decided to take a picture in front with one of the statues. It was the Mayors birthday and we had the opportunity to sing her happy […]

18 Jul 19
Gold Coast United

      United are back in action against Redlands tonight looking to return to winning ways in the Queensland National Premier Leagues competition. Kristian Rees will again place faith in his younger players with several key experienced players unavailalbe due to injury and other commitments   United player to watch Jason Campbell is one […]

18 Jul 19
Red Bluff Daily News
There’s an app making the rounds that analyzes selfies and projects how you will appear when you’re “old.” It’s apparently all the thing because my social media feed is unexpectedly cluttered with images of millennials sporting crow’s feet, gray hair, and age spots. (My son sent an image of him at what I assume is my age. For some unexplained reason, he looked more like Richard Dreyfus than me. Maybe something I need to know?) I would like to believe that this sudden fascination with aging is a positive sign that we’re embracing the inevitable, and finally celebrating the wisdom, history, and knowledge in our seniors. After all, we’ve been obsessed with youth and beauty since Adam insecurely asked Eve if his hairline was receding. Yet, I don’t think that’s the case; sadly, it’s more likely another passing fad such as ice bucket challenges, latex wristbands, or man buns. Yet, this serves as an excellent jump-off point to remember that — especially in an aging society — there’s are larger issues at hand: How do we prepare for our inevitable outcomes? Is there a way to change our collective view of the aging process into one of acceptance and wonder of the life cycle and — dare I say it — welcome embrace of the gift of being old? Can we remember that “beauty” is not age-specific and does not evaporate as the calendar moves onward? Can we acknowledge that that not all beautiful bodies wear bikinis and sport six-pack abs? Recently I staggered across a video from a female internet influencer replying to a “troll” who scolded her for appearing “old” because she was unwilling to dye her hair. Apparently, this miscreant said the influencer should “take better care of herself.” Came the reply: “First of all — it’s no one’s business but mine whether I choose to color my hair.” (Bravo!) She then went on to reveal that she suffered from an incurable disease and would not make it past her sixties; she would never have the opportunity to become “old.” Summing it up, she reminded us, “Old age is a gift many of us will not receive.” No one likes the idea of dying. Focusing on that inevitable outcome is terrifying; we need a hard-wearing shield of denial simply to make it through the day. Yet, to that end, desperately attempting to avoid the truth, we also overlook the richness of aging, wasting our todays lamenting yesterdays we’ll never recover, while worrying about tomorrows we all know we’ll have. With the passing of years come gifts, unavailable to those with smooth skin and full heads of hair: At a certain point comes an acceptance of Self; “This is who I am, for better or worse.” Confuse it not with arrogance or hubris. It is not foisted on others, forcing them to bend their wills; rather it is a more complete knowledge of what makes me tick — flaws, talents, skills, and shortcomings included. No longer bound by false constraints, while my body becomes less flexible, my thoughts become more so; willing to contemplate options previously thought unacceptable; opening us up to possibilities unknown when we were younger. Since one begins to really “know thyself,” that brings with it the warm, relaxed, supportive softness of decades-long relationships, with tapestries of interwoven, rich memories counted in decades, not years. New relationships are indeed exciting, beginning as sparks that burn fast and hot; yet to survive, they must become coals that remain; consistent, glowing, and warm over long periods. An ever-louder ticking clock brings with it the acknowledgement of “what really matters.” The angst, drive, and frustration of younger days propelled by the urge to accumulate gives way to the enjoyment of quiet, still, moments. As we let go of the need to generate more, we are given more time to give back to that what matters to us. When we were young, we wanted to make a difference; now, it seems like we actually can. We hear it too often, “I don’t want to get old.” As the adage goes, be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. Acceptance of aging is not welcoming death; it is not the equivalent of saying you are ready to sit on your recliner, swearing at the clouds, wistfully moaning about “the good old days,” while waiting to pass. Would I like to remain forever vital without fears for what is to happen? Of course, who wouldn’t? But I’d also like to flap my arms and fly through the clouds. Neither are going to happen. I plan to make this passage a long, beautiful, serene journey; celebrating every wrinkle and age spot I earn along the way. When an app can create that, sign me up. Scott “Q” Marcus is a nationally known weight loss expert for baby boomers and the CRP — Chief Recovering Perfectionist — of http://www.ThisTimeIMeanIt.com. His new book, co-written with his sister, “The Busy Baby Boomers Motivational Guide to Weight Loss” is at http://www.BabyBoomersGuides.com.
18 Jul 19
Steno Notes

And suddenly I begin to understand why people like younger boys. Or girls. Some prefer older men because they’re wiser and more mature. More experienced and more understanding, sometimes. More secure and nurturing. Really appeals to younger bodies with older souls or daddy issues. Nathan doesn’t want me as a partner, a boyfriend. It was […]

18 Jul 19
Youth Acerra

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18 Jul 19
On Tap Sports Net

One of the greatest things about Chicago sports is that teams, coaches, players, and fans alike all bond together to support each other. This sense of community will be on full display when the Pro-Am for Luke Daniel Tam takes place at Fifth Third Arena, the practice home of the Chicago Blackhawks, on Friday, July 19th.

18 Jul 19
Sport Archives

With a new contract and his family with him in Brisbane, Broncos is doing well Tevita Pangai Jr. The Tongan international inked a new deal last week to commit itself to the Broncos until the end of the 2022 NRL season and the security of his future has allowed him to move his parents and […]

18 Jul 19
Sport Archives

It is said that & # 39; excellence does ordinary things extraordinarily & # 39 ;. Cricket is a simple game that is often complicated by those who do not fully understand their basics. World Cup 2019 brought the most talented cricket players on one stage, but only a few were able to maintain their […]

18 Jul 19
Sport Archives

It's a double coincidence: Algerian coach Djamel Belmadi and his Senegalese counterpart Aliou Cisse were born one day apart – on March 25, 1976 for the coach of the Fennecs, the day before for Cisse – and both grew up in the same place, in Champigny-sur-Marne, in the suburbs of Paris. Parallel trajectories that tell […]

18 Jul 19
The Truth About Guns

By Larry Keane Animal rights activists are at it again and now they’ve enlisted the support of New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson. The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc.’s latest target is the Bronx Zoo. The offending act is that zookeepers there deign to care for two grown elephants, Happy and Patty, in captivity. Apparently, […]

18 Jul 19
On The Clock

2019. A year that ultimately comes as a grave predicament for all who are weary about the current climate of our society. With politics becoming more gross and inflated, with irresponsible men at the core of the problem, the toxic relations and actions they emit have frankly caused more bad than good. Especially with the […]

18 Jul 19
CBS 4 - Indianapolis News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | WTTV

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health has stopped accepting children at the inpatient behavioral health unit focused on helping Indiana’s at risk-youth. In 2016, Riley Hospital unveiled the $3.8 million Simon-Skjodt Behavioral Health Center.  At the time, the 20-bed unit doubled the number of patients Riley could help.  The center allowed for […]

18 Jul 19
Sport Archives

Real Madrid has registered its young Brazilian promises in the Castilla de Raúl. This decision, apparently crucial, seems more a strategic move to be able to count with the greater number of chips of the first team, than a message to the players. In no case could it cause problems to the first team, and […]

18 Jul 19
TML Writes

I was the last child born into a family of four, so growing up I didn’t have a lot of experience with being the first.  But here are some people that do:   Barack Obama, USA’s first African American President   Sandra Day O’Connor, first female US Supreme Court Justice   Charles Lindbergh, first person […]

18 Jul 19

    32-year-old Nigerian midfielder, John Obi-Mikel on Thursday, July 18, 2019 confirmed his retirement from National Football after the Super Eagles earned the Bronze medal at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019. Mikel had made had 89 appearances for the country between 2005 and 2019, scoring six times. Mikel, who has just signed for Trabzonspor in Turkey had […]