Not every player has a straight and narrow path to the NFL. Just ask Jets defensive lineman Nathan Shepherd. Over the weekend, Shepherdâs NFL dreams came true when New York selected him in the third round of the 2018 draft. Four years ago, though, Shepherdâs path strayed about as far away from a football field … Continue reading "NY Jets rookie Nathan Shepherd went from having to drop out of school because he couldn’t afford it, to working odd jobs for two years in construction and factories, to walking on at a junior college, to finally being drafted in the NFL and signing a million dollar signing bonus."
An anonymous donor sent a $10,000 to a Maine school district to help eliminate familiesâ unpaid lunch debt, The Press Herald reports. Westbrook Superintendent Peter LanciaÂ was being interviewed about student lunch debtÂ on a local TV station whenÂ he receivedÂ an email alerting him to the donation. The donor, who wished to remain anonymous, said they wanted to … Continue reading "Anonymous donor gives $10,000 toward lunch debts at Maine school district"
A group of teenagers learning to sail on the Patuxent River this past summer spotted it in the distance: A dolphinâs fin bouncing above the water. They steered closer and were surrounded by friendly marine mammals. âAll of a sudden, there were like 50 of them around us,â said Patuxent High School student Carolyn Wilson, … Continue reading "Dolphins now are appearing by the hundreds in the Chesapeake Bay"
Good news — cancer deaths are down overall. Cancer deaths dipped almost 2 percent a year between 1999 and 2015 among men, about 1.5 percent a year for women, according to a new report. Although cancer rates actually increased slightly between 2010 and 2014 for children — 1 percent a year — their death rate … Continue reading "Cancer deaths are down overall, new report says"
Roughly one out of 10 applicants for jobs at his factory in Richmond, Indiana, had failed their drug tests, disqualifying them for employment at the safety-conscious company. A handful of the 450 people already working there had failed random drug tests as well. With opioids ravaging the region, the CEO of Belden Inc. was short-staffed … Continue reading "Manufacturing company offers rehabilitation rather than termination for employees who fail drug screens."
Terry Robinson looks pretty good for someone who was technically dead for five minutes. âI canât tell you what it feels like,â the 73-year-old grandfather said yesterday, just over two weeks after the cardiac arrest that almost killed him. âThe last thing I remember is driving in the car on the freeway. Next thing I … Continue reading "Perth grandfather Terry Robinson meets four strangers who helped save his life"
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gavin Grimm filed a lawsuit after his high school prevented him from using the men’s bathroom A US judge has ruled that federal law protects a transgender student’s right to use the bathroom corresponding to his gender identity. In the latest legal twist to a long-running case, a Virginia court … Continue reading "A US judge has ruled that federal law protects a transgender student’s right to use the bathroom corresponding to his gender identity."
A parliamentary bill to bring in âone of the worldâs toughest bans on ivory salesâ to protect elephants is being published. Environment Secretary Michael Gove is publishing the bill, which will introduce a ban on the sale of ivory items of all ages, not just those produced after a certain date. Making the move, which … Continue reading "A parliamentary bill to bring in “one of the world’s toughest bans on ivory sales“ to protect elephants is being published. ‘Elephants are one of the world’s most iconic animals and we must do all we can to protect them for future generations.’"
FORT WORTH â Prominent Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson has been removed from his job as president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary amid an evangelical #MeToo moment: a massiveÂ backlash from women upset over comments he made in the past that are newly perceived as sexist and demeaning. Seminary leaders were vague as to the reasonÂ for … Continue reading "Can I get an AMEN for the LADIES? —> Prominent Southern Baptist leader removed as seminary president following controversial remarks about abused women"
En espaÃ±ol |Â Looking for a new hobby? Maybe itâs time to try coding. Thatâs what 82-year-old Masako Wakamiya of Japan decided to do this past year. Since learning to write code in early 2017, the retired bank clerk has gone on to author a free iOS game, Hinadan, specifically geared toward an older, Japanese … Continue reading "82-Year-Old Japanese Woman Learns to code, writes popular mobile app"