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Caeleb Dressel’s Journey to Rediscovering His Passion for Swimming
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Caeleb Dressel’s Journey to Rediscovering His Passion for Swimming

Related media - Breaking news Caeleb Dressel's extraordinary performance, winning seven gold medals, may paint the image of a champion without problems, but the reality of his swimming journey tells a different story. Despite his unparalleled success, Dressel has had to contend with the intense pressures of the sport. Widely regarded as one of the world’s best swimmers, Dressel holds the world record in the men’s 100-meter butterfly, a title he took from Michael Phelps in 2019 and then bettered at the Tokyo Olympics, where he won five gold medals. But even those accomplishments have failed to shield him from disappointment. Dressel was consumed by perceived failures, whether it was a turn, the finish line, or the lead. Winning gold and helping Team USA dominate the medal cou...
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...
From Underdog to Superstar: Scheffler Faces Unexpected Fame
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From Underdog to Superstar: Scheffler Faces Unexpected Fame

Related media - News 24 hours Scottie Scheffler’s rise to the pinnacle of golf has been nothing short of meteoric. Once considered a talented but unremarkable player, the American has become a global sensation in 2024. This newfound fame, however, presents a unique challenge for a man who previously held his privacy in high regard. Scheffler’s journey began with a dominant win at the Masters in 2022, cementing his place as a world-class golfer. However, his celebrity status remained relatively understated. Fast forward to 2024, and a series of events catapulted him into the spotlight. A series of major victories, including a second Masters victory, cemented his dominance. But it was a bizarre arrest in Louisville that truly propelled him into the pop culture stratosphere. Fa...
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 - News 24 hours 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 pag...
The Domino Effect: Nick Saban’s Retirement Rocks College Football
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The Domino Effect: Nick Saban’s Retirement Rocks College Football

More news - Latest news On a seemingly ordinary Wednesday in January, Nick Saban's surprising retirement sent shockwaves through the college football landscape. This article explores the ripple effect of his decision, which has impacted hundreds of coaches and staffers at every level of the sport. Alabama Rebuilds: DeBoer Takes the Reins As Alabama mourned the end of the Saban era, attention quickly shifted to finding a new coach. Athletic director Greg Byrne wasted no time in naming Kalen DeBoer, Washington’s national championship runner-up, as Saban’s successor. DeBoer’s departure opened another vacancy at Washington, setting the coaching carousel in motion. A chain reaction across the country DeBoer convinced Alabama defensive coordinator Kane Wommack to become Washington...
Building Global Supply Chains: US Strategy to Mitigate Risks with China
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Building Global Supply Chains: US Strategy to Mitigate Risks with China

More news - Breaking news If the Biden administration is successful, many more electronic chips will be produced in factories located in, say, Texas or Arizona. These chips will then be shipped to partner countries like Costa Rica, Vietnam, or Kenya for final assembly and global distribution, powering everything from refrigerators to supercomputers. These places aren’t the first that come to mind when you think of semiconductors. But administration officials are trying to transform the global chip supply chain, and they’re negotiating hard to make that happen. Key elements of the plan include convincing foreign companies to invest in U.S. chipmaking and finding other countries to set up factories to do the work. Officials and researchers in Washington call it part of the new “chip di...
The Silent Killer Who Stalks Sri Lankan Men
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The Silent Killer Who Stalks Sri Lankan Men

Related media - Breaking news 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 ferti...
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 ...
France Discovers a New Word: Ungovernable
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France Discovers a New Word: Ungovernable

More news - News 24 hours Instead of waking up on Monday in a country governed by the far right, France found itself in a situation similar to Italy's, where only patient parliamentary negotiation could lead to the formation of a viable coalition government. France rejected Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigration Rassemblement National in its legislative elections, once again demonstrating its deep-seated resistance to nationalist initiatives. The country voted for a resurgent left that, while it has not achieved absolute power, has shifted the political heart of the nation from an all-powerful presidency to Parliament. With the Paris Olympics less than three weeks away and the August exodus to the beaches or mountains a sacred feature of French life, talks to form a government could drag o...
Autistic Employees Revolutionize Workplace Accommodations
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Autistic Employees Revolutionize Workplace Accommodations

More news - News 24 hours When Chelsia Potts took her 10-year-old daughter to a psychologist for an evaluation for autism spectrum disorder, she decided, almost as an afterthought, to get tested herself. The results were surprising: Like her daughter, Ms. Potts was diagnosed with autism. At 35, Ms. Potts thought she was dealing with anxiety or something else. A first-generation college graduate, she had earned a Ph.D. in education and become a high-level administrator at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. After seeing a psychologist, she had to figure out how this diagnosis would affect her work life. “I was confused at first and kept it a secret,” Ms. Potts said. “I had an image of what an autistic person looked like, and it didn’t look like me.” She reflected on the ways she had com...