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31 Hometown Athletes Making PA Proud in the Rio Olympics

first_imgChrista DietzenIndoor VolleyballHopewellMiddle Blocker Katelyn FalgowskiField HockeyLandenbergMidfielder Amanda PolkRowingPittsburghWomen’s Eight Taylor Ellis-WatsonTrack and FieldPhiladelphia4x400m Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Morgan CraftShootingMuncy ValleySkeet Glenn OchalRowingPhiladelphiaMen’s Eight Name Nia AliTrack and FieldPhiladelphia100m Hurdles Josh RichmondShootingHillsgroveDouble Trap Jackie BriggsField HockeyRobesoniaGoalkeeper 31 Hometown Athletes Making PA Proud in the Rio Olympics By: Governor Tom Wolf Jill WitmerField HockeyLancasterStriker Hometown Phillip DuttonEquestrianWest GroveEventing Boyd MartinEquestrianCochranvilleEventing   SHARE  TWEET Katie ReinprechtField HockeyPerkasieMidfielder Tyler NaseRowingPhoenixvilleLightweight Men’s Four Kelsey KolojejchickField HockeyLarksvilleSriker The Blog This week, 31 Pennsylvanians will be headed to Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics and we couldn’t be prouder. Out of all the states, Pennsylvania is sending the 4th most athletes to Rio. Their achievements are a shining example of what we can achieve with hard work and dedication. On behalf of all Pennsylvanians, I would like to thank each and every athlete for making us proud and wish them the best of luck.Check out a list of the talented athletes that will be representing our great commonwealth at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio:center_img Event/Position/Class Joe KovacsTrack and FieldNazarethShot Put Bobby LeaCyclingToptonOmnium Meghan KlingenbergSoccerPittsburghDefenseman Kyle LowryBasketballPhiladelphiaGuard Hali FlickingerSwimmingSpring Grove200m Fly Kathleen SharkeyField HockeyMoosicStriker Matt BaranoskiCyclingPerkasieKeirin Julia ReinprechtField HockeyPerkasieDefender Lauren CrandallField HockeyDoylestownDefender Alyssa ManleyField HockeyLititzDefender Katie BamField HockeyBlue BellStriker Cierra RungeSwimmingCochranville4x200m Free Darrell HillTrack and FieldDarbyShot put Casey EichfeldCanoeDrumsC1/C2 Ajeé WilsonTrack and FieldPhiladelphia800m Sport August 05, 2016 Leah SmithSwimmingPittsburgh400m Free, 800m Free, 4x200m Free SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Florida bill would declare porn a public health crisis

first_imgLifeSite News 22 November 2017Family First Comment: Following in the steps of Utah – and hopefully, New Zealand!www.PornInquiry.nzThe state of Florida may declare pornography a public health crisis because of the myriad health and brain problems it causes.Rep. Ross Spano, who represents House District 59, introduced a resolution acknowledging “pornography is creating a public health crisis and contributing to the hypersexualization of children and teens.”If the resolution passes, the declaration that pornography is a public health crisis will mean the government “acknowledges the need for education, prevention, research, and policy change to protect the citizens of this state.”Twenty-seven percent of young adults between the ages of 25 and 30 viewed pornography before the onset of puberty, the resolution says.“Pornography has potential detrimental effects on the user, including, but not limited to, mental and physical illnesses; difficulty forming or maintaining intimate relationships; unhealthy brain development and cognitive function; deviant, problematic, or dangerous sexual behaviors; and addiction,” it adds.“A child who views pornography is at a higher risk of developing low self-esteem, an eating disorder, and a desire to engage in dangerous sexual behavior,” the resolution explains.Spano’s resolution also notes that pornography objectifies women and fuels the sex trafficking industry.Pornography “normalizes violence and the abuse of women and children, and depicts rape and abuse as harmless, thereby increasing the demand for sex trafficking, prostitution, and child pornography.”“Recent research indicates that pornography is potentially biologically addictive, resulting in the user consuming increasingly more shocking material to satisfy the addiction,” it notes.Utah has already declared pornography a “public health hazard.”READ MORE: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/florida-bill-would-declare-porn-a-public-health-crisis-causes-unhealthy-braKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Home’s where the Heartland Trophy is

first_imgNot one member of the Wisconsin football team had ever defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes coming into Saturday’s contest. For the seniors especially, the opportunity to exact some level of revenge against a team that had caused UW so much grief was one the Badgers couldn’t pass up. Several players even went so far as to say they hated Iowa.Who could blame them? Iowa stopped Wisconsin from going to the Rose Bowl in 2004 and then spoiled Barry Alvarez’s home finale in ’05. So the victory was sweeter than most. “In the preseason, we sort of circled this game,” senior linebacker Mark Zalewski said. “We really wanted this game, and we really wanted to get the victory against Iowa.”Another plus to ending the streak of Iowa dominance, however, was UW winning the Heartland Trophy for the first time since its inception in 2004. The trophy, consisting of a brass bull on a wooden base, was almost overlooked by several players. “I totally forgot it was even a trophy game, I had to be reminded,” senior safety Joe Stellmacher said. “It’s nice to have whatever that is, the Heartland over in Wisconsin. That’s nice.”Even head coach Bret Bielema had avoided the subject of the trophy, because the Badgers had yet to actually bring it to Madison, though he explained that it will become part of the lore very quickly. “I had refrained from mentioning anything about that trophy, because we’ve never seen it,” Bielema said. “Now that we have it in our locker room it will definitely be a point of emphasis to try and keep.”For Bielema, the win was especially sweet because of his ties to Iowa. Born and raised in Iowa, Bielema was a nose tackle for the Hawkeyes during his college career and began his coaching career in Iowa City under Hayden Fry.”It probably did, deep down — you’re not going to hear him say that probably — but deep down it has to feel great for him to come back to his alma mater and get a win,” Stellmacher said. Bielema also became the first head coach in Big Ten history to win 10 games in his first season. “It’s been a magical season,” cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu said. “I don’t think there is a better head coach [to get that record]. He earned it.”Strickland playJohn Stocco wasn’t the only starter who was forced to sit out Saturday’s game due to injury, as cornerback Allen Langford couldn’t overcome an ankle injury and was forced to watch from the sidelines. “Allen Langford wasn’t able to go,” Bielema said, adding that Langford had sustained the injury Tuesday during practice. “He tried to go during warm-ups and wasn’t able to.”In Langford’s stead, junior Ben Strickland got the start and held up admirably, as UW’s pass defense was once again stout, holding Iowa to only 170 yards through the air as Strickland led the Badgers in tackles with six. “A corner doesn’t get the notoriety that a quarterback does, but his play today spoke volumes about what he is all about and what our defense was able to do in a very, very tough environment,” Bielema said of Strickland.Strickland, all of 5 feet 9 inches and 175 lbs., was the victim of one of Tate’s touchdown passes, but had tight coverage on the play and otherwise avoided giving up the big play. In fact, Strickland made one himself breaking up a pass on Iowa’s last-gasp drive late in the fourth quarter. “I’m super impressed with Ben,” Ikegwuonu said. “No one doubted him. I thought he should’ve been playing a long time ago.”Strickland’s preparation contributed to Wisconsin not missing a beat in pass coverage despite not having their second-best cover corner. “He’s one of the hardest working players,” Ikegwuonu said. “He came into UW, earned a scholarship and has been on a roll ever since. There couldn’t have been a guy more prepared than Ben today.”last_img read more