Soldier surprises daughters after returning home from deployment in Afghanistan

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(BLUE ROCK, Ohio) — A soldier who returned home after a year-long deployment surprised his two adorable little daughters — and his wife captured the emotional reunion in a video that is now going viral.Sergeant First Class Terry Gottke of Blue Rock, Ohio, who served a stint in Afghanistan with the Army National Guard, disguised himself as a firefighter Saturday when he approached his girls, Tawny, 7, and Brea, 5. With his wife, Brittany, recording the whole time, Terry Gottke — his face covered with a helmet and gas mask — approached Tawny and Brea, who want to become firefighters when they grow up.When Terry took off the helmet, the girls rushed him.“Daddy!” screamed Tawny, who along with little sister hugged her dad tightly.“Who is that, Tawny?” asked her mom.“Daddy!” she screamed again, still squeezing her father.After about a minute, Terry Gottke tells his girls, “I don’t have to go back!”“Yeah!” screams Tawny.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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London School of Economics awards Peter Godfrey-Smith

first_imgThe London School of Economics and Political Science has awarded Professor of Philosophy Peter Godfrey-Smith the Lakatos Award for outstanding contribution to the philosophy of science. Godfrey-Smith was honored for his book “Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection.”In his book, Godfrey-Smith draws on new developments in biology, philosophy of science, and other fields to give a new analysis and extension of Darwin’s idea.Godfrey-Smith will visit the school to receive the award and give a public lecture during the summer.last_img read more

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QPR fans welcome news of duo’s return

first_imgQPR fans on Twitter have largely welcomed news that Darnell Furlong and Michael Doughty are set to return.West London Sport revealed on Wednesday that Rangers plan to exercise options in both season-long loan deals enabling them to recall the youngsters from Swindon Town next month.Many R’s supporters believe right-back Furlong and midfielder Doughty will improve the squad.Ah wow that’s great news… https://t.co/lag8Oyi610— angela b (@angeleyesqpr) December 21, 2016Best thing I’ve heard all year #qpr https://t.co/JWGB4ewrKS— Conor (@conorbarz88) December 21, [email protected] this is good news! 👍🏻— Dale H (@DaleH_21) December 21, [email protected] @WestLondonSport Doughty and Furlong are good enough for this team!— Alan Knight (@californiahoop) December 21, 2016great news https://t.co/gu3EKwQbOF— Joe (@QPR_Joseph) December 21, 2016Good news👍🏻 https://t.co/UCSNZSx0nK— Tommy Allen (@TommyAllen_98) December 21, 2016Start them both 👌 https://t.co/AIMd5Q61n6— AshleyQPRShaw (@BrightsideShaw) December 21, [email protected] @TBATW_ both walk into the match day squad for me. Attitude alone will put them up for consideration. Good move I reckon— AJ (@Forbsie19) December 21, 2016 See also:QPR keen for Furlong to sign new contract  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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12 pilgrims injured as two buses headed to Amarnath Yatra base camp collide

first_imgA dozen pilgrims were injured on Saturday after two buses which were on the way to a base camp for the Amarnath Yatra rammed into each other in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district. The incident took place at Turki-Tashlow near Wanpoh on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in the afternoon, said a police official . The driver of one of the buses lost control of the vehicle due to brake failure and rammed into the other which was stationary. The buses were headed to the Baltal base camp in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. Twelve pilgrims, all hailing from Rajasthan, were injured in the accident, the official added.last_img read more

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Onwubere bids EAC goodbye on a winning note

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments Onwubere is also hoping that the ones that will be left in the auspices of EAC will draw inspiration for what he did in his eight-year stay in San Marcelino.“I always tell them that it’s all about the hard work. I always tell them that the only way we can catch up to the ones above us will be through hard work,” he said. “I’m very grateful for the EAC community and I hope that this campaign will help the guys for the next year.”Onwubere now gears up for a new challenge in his career as he is set to enter the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Nike honors LeBron’s 15th NBA season with powerful ad Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Sidney Onwubere. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonSidney Onwubere struggled to hold back his tears as he looked around Filoil Flying V Centre and soaked in the moment after Emilio Aguinaldo College survived a gallant stand from Perpetual, 83-81, on Tuesday.Though the Generals failed to reach their goal of making it to the Final Four, the Fil-Nigerian forward got what he wanted — a win to cap off his collegiate career.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00PH military destroys thousands of illegal guns, ammo01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “I will miss this all. The crowd, the fans, the drums. I will really miss all of this,” said Onwubere, who netted 18.06 points, 12.38 rebounds, 2.88 assists, and 1.56 blocks in his fifth and final year to lead EAC to a 7-11 record.The triumph was a fitting farewell for Onwubere, who could arguably be the most successful product of the EAC basketball program of this era.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThough injuries held the Generals back from accomplishing their target, the 23-year-old was happy that the Generals eclipsed their record this season from last year.“Our focus this season was really to make it there. But at least, we improved our record from last year,” he said. LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

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NRL Touch Football logo unveiled

first_imgBy BEN HARRIS You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League in the following ways:Websiteswww.ntl.mytouchfooty.comwww.austouch.com.auSocial MediaFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2014)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksNRL Touch Football logo It’s smart, it’s classy and it’s Australian. It’s the NRL Touch Football logo.On day one of the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League, Touch Football Australia CEO Colm Maguire and NRL CEO David Smith unveiled the logo of NRL Touch Football.NRL Touch Football is the brand born out of the strategic alliance between Touch Football Australia and the NRL.The new NRL Touch Football brand was displayed on the NTL main field and features the logos of both sports.The brand will be used to back the combined recruitment strategies through playnrl.com which also includes a touch football section and will feature in a targeted television commercial to be launched later this year.Maguire said it was an important day for touch football and the partnership between the two sports.“The NRL Touch Football brand is meant to signify the joining together of two very, very strong sports and how we will take these sports together over the future,” Maguire said.“It is exciting for us and it also coincides with some branding within the NRL website, the playnrl website and very soon to be through social media and an advertising campaign done specifically for touch football by the NRL featuring [Australian open men’s captain] Steve Roberts.“It is a significant investment by the NRL and a show of faith in the system and the opportunities that we offer.”Smith said the logo signifies the partnership between the two codes and the goal of making it the largest sporting community in Australia.“We have over 1.1 million player participants from this point forward who are playing under the NRL Touch Football and NRL brands. It is about growth,” Smith said.last_img read more

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10 months agoLiverpool legend Rush: West Ham kid Rice better than Stones

first_imgLiverpool legend Rush: West Ham kid Rice better than Stonesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Ian Rush has no doubts about the potential of West Ham utility Declan Rice.Rush feels that Rice, who has just penned a new deal, is on a similar path to Manchester City defender John Stones who made a £50m move to the Etihad in 2016 after breaking into the Everton team as a teenager.”He reminds me of John Stones, when he was Everton,” he said on beIN Sports.”I think Rice is a better player, at that age. Whether [he plays for] England or Ireland, it’s up to him to decide. He’s come on a lot. For me, he’s a centre-back. He can play the holding midfield role as well. To be at his best, for me he’s a ball-playing centre-half.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoTottenham midfielder Dele Alli delighted with victory at Tranmere

first_imgTottenham midfielder Dele Alli delighted with victory at Tranmereby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Dele Alli was delighted to lead them to FA Cup success at Tranmere Rovers.Spurs left Merseyside with a 7-0 win last night, Fernando Llorente hitting hat-trick.”We all enjoy playing together, we all want to play the same way and we know the philosophy we have here,” he said. “We all want to get the ball up high, move it quickly, interchange and make it difficult for the other team. We did that today.”We’re all happy for Fernando (Llorent) because he works so hard, he came in, took his chance and scored a hat-trick – he couldn’t do more.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Stars To Perform At SHAPE And Mens Fitness Magazines Super Bowl Party

first_imgTo celebrate the most-anticipated sports event of the year, Super Bowl XLVIII, SHAPE and Men’s Fitness Magazines are hosting an A-list affair on January 31, 2014.The party is a private dinner ticketed event located at Manhattan’s iconic Cipriani on 42nd street on Jan 31.“This will mark the first time that SHAPE and Men’s Fitness will host an unforgettable evening during the NFL’s signature party weekend. We are thrilled to provide New Yorkers and out-of-towners with an exclusive opportunity to enjoy some of the most legendary names in music,” says Tara Kraft, SHAPE Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief.Comedy Central’s Roastmaster General Jeff Ross will serve as MC, with performances by Mary J. Blige, Marc Anthony and John Legend.The event will also include a live auction, during which Movado Luxury Timepieces personalized by the evening’s talent, and other items will be gifted to the performers’ charity of choice and the Happy Hearts Fund.Jamba Juice will feature a healthy living Juice Bar created especially for the event that will offer their most popular Juices and smoothies.More info can be found here.last_img read more

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Serena Williams Is Not The 700thBest Tennis Player On The Planet

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (June 27, 2017), we discuss the NBA’s anointed MVP: Russell Westbrook took home the prize after a season in which he averaged a triple-double. Next, tennis: In a recent interview with NPR, John McEnroe said Serena Williams was the greatest female tennis player of all time but that “if she played the men’s circuit, she’d be like 700 in the world.” We examine why so many discussions about women’s sports turn into hypothetical conversations pitting female athletes against men. Plus, a significant digit on Tim Tebow.Here are links we discussed during the show:ESPN’s Royce Young recaps Russell Westbrook’s historic season, which culminated with an MVP award.Serena Williams responded on Twitter to McEnroe’s comments.Sally Jenkins of The Washington Post writes that 44 years after the Battle of the Sexes, we’re still having the same dumb debate.A 2014 Slate piece examined why women can serve as fast as men.Significant Digit: 4 percent. Although the New York Mets promoted Tim Tebow to their high-A minor league affiliate, FiveThirtyEight’s Rob Arthur found that Tebow performed below replacement level, in the 4th percentile of player performances in low-A ball since 2005. Embed Code FiveThirtyEight read more

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