Michael Penix Jr. led Washington to soaring heights while overcoming deep lows: ‘I was scared to play’
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Michael Penix Jr. led Washington to soaring heights while overcoming deep lows: ‘I was scared to play’

The Athletic has live coverage of Texas vs. Washington in the College Football Playoff at the Sugar Bowl. He has come further than any star player in college football the last two years — 3,064 miles and from two wins to the College Football Playoff — but on a dreary Monday in Seattle in April, Michael Penix Jr. showed much more than tangible measurements of the depth of his journey. It’s one even his parents at the time didn’t fully realize. But now, days before Penix leads No. 2 Washington in the CFP Semifinal Sugar Bowl against No. 3 Texas, everyone can appreciate it.Penix had a spectacular debut season for the Huskies in 2022, leading the nation in passing and helping turn a 4-8 team into an 11-2 squad that finished No. 8. The lefty launching balls deep downfield didn’t just vex rival ...
Asian American Officials Cite Unfair Scrutiny and Lost Jobs in China Spy Tensions
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Asian American Officials Cite Unfair Scrutiny and Lost Jobs in China Spy Tensions

When Thomas Wong set foot in the United States Embassy in Beijing this summer for a new diplomatic posting, it was vindication after years of battling the State Department over a perceived intelligence threat — himself.Diplomatic Security officers had informed him when he joined the foreign service more than a decade ago that they were banning him from working in China. In a letter, he said, they wrongly cited the vague potential for undue “foreign preference” and suggested he could be vulnerable to “foreign influence.”Mr. Wong had become a U.S. diplomat thinking that China was where he could have the greatest impact. He had grown up in a Chinese-speaking household and studied in the country. And as a graduate of West Point who had done an Army tour in the Balkans, he thought he had experi...
Choice Hotel Franchise Owners Push Back on Merger With Wyndham
Business

Choice Hotel Franchise Owners Push Back on Merger With Wyndham

When Patrick Pacious, the chief executive of a large portfolio of hotel brands, promoted a blockbuster attempt to acquire a competitor in October, he said the proposed merger would lower costs and attract more customers for the families and small businesses that own most of the company’s locations.“Our franchisees instantly grasped the strategic benefit this would bring to their hotels,” Mr. Pacious, who leads Choice Hotels, said on CNBC.As the weeks have passed, however, the reaction has not been positive. Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, the target of the proposed deal, rejected the offer from Choice, which is now pursuing a hostile takeover. And in early December, an association representing the majority of hoteliers who own Choice and Wyndham-branded properties came out strongly against it....
Fitness: ¿Qué es? Tips para estar en forma
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Fitness: ¿Qué es? Tips para estar en forma

El fitness es un término que se ha vuelto muy popular en los últimos años. Todos hemos escuchado hablar de él, pero ¿sabemos realmente qué es y cómo podemos estar en forma? El fitness se refiere a la capacidad de una persona para llevar a cabo actividades físicas sin experimentar fatiga excesiva. Estar en forma implica tener un buen estado de salud y un nivel adecuado de resistencia, fuerza y flexibilidad. Para estar en forma, es importante seguir una rutina de ejercicios regularmente. Aquí te presentamos algunos tips que te ayudarán a mantenerte en forma: Mantén una alimentación saludable La alimentación juega un papel fundamental en el fitness. Es importante consumir una dieta equilibrada que incluya una variedad de alimentos nutritivos. Evita los alimentos procesados y opta por ...
Los mejores trucos de Roblox para ganar siempre en los juegos más populares
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Los mejores trucos de Roblox para ganar siempre en los juegos más populares

¡Bienvenidos, jugadores de Roblox! Si estás buscando una ventaja competitiva en los juegos más populares de Roblox, estás en el lugar correcto. En este artículo, te revelaré los mejores trucos que te ayudarán a ganar siempre, personalizar tu avatar y ganar dinero en Roblox. Los mejores trucos de Roblox para ganar siempre ¿Estás cansado de perder constantemente en los juegos de Roblox? ¡No te preocupes más! Aquí tienes algunos trucos infalibles para que puedas dominar cualquier juego: Conoce los atajos del teclado: Aprende los comandos y atajos del teclado para moverte rápidamente por el juego. Esto te dará una ventaja sobre tus oponentes. Practica, practica, practica: La práctica hace al maestro. Dedica tiempo a perfeccionar tus habilidades y estrategias en los juegos que más te ...
Las Propiedades Curativas de las Orquídeas: Un Tesoro de la Naturaleza
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Las Propiedades Curativas de las Orquídeas: Un Tesoro de la Naturaleza

Las orquídeas son conocidas por su belleza y elegancia, pero ¿sabías que también tienen propiedades curativas? Estas hermosas flores no solo alegran nuestros hogares y jardines, sino que también pueden brindar beneficios para nuestra salud y bienestar. Relajación y Reducción del Estrés Las orquídeas tienen la capacidad de crear un ambiente tranquilo y relajante. Sus colores suaves y su aroma delicado pueden ayudar a reducir el estrés y la ansiedad. Tener orquídeas en tu hogar o lugar de trabajo puede ser una forma efectiva de crear un espacio tranquilo donde puedas relajarte y descansar. Purificación del Aire Además de su belleza, las orquídeas también tienen la capacidad de purificar el aire. Estas plantas absorben dióxido de carbono y liberan oxígeno durante la fotosíntesis. También ...
¡Tips de jardinería al día para una terapia anti estrés!
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¡Tips de jardinería al día para una terapia anti estrés!

En medio del ajetreo diario, encontrar una forma de relajarse y reducir el estrés es fundamental para mantener un equilibrio en nuestra vida. La jardinería puede ser una excelente terapia anti estrés, ya que nos permite conectar con la naturaleza y disfrutar de los beneficios de cuidar y cultivar nuestras propias plantas. En este artículo, te daremos algunos tips de jardinería al día para que puedas aprovechar al máximo esta terapia tan especial. 1. Crea tu propio oasis verde El primer paso para disfrutar de la jardinería como terapia anti estrés es crear tu propio espacio verde. Puedes empezar con macetas en tu balcón o terraza, o incluso dedicar un rincón en tu jardín. Asegúrate de elegir plantas que te gusten y que sean fáciles de cuidar, para que puedas disfrutar de ellas sin sentirt...
It’s OK to Call It Soccer
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It’s OK to Call It Soccer

George Best’s résumé, in the late 1960s, was pretty much flawless. He was a dazzling, edge-of-the-seat winger, certainly one of the finest players on the planet. For a time, he perhaps did not even require the caveat. He was an English and European champion. Along with Bobby Charlton and Denis Law, he was a sanctified member of Manchester United’s Holy Trinity.More than that, he was a true crossover star. He was a fashionista. He was a heartthrob. He dated models. He graced the hippest nightclubs. He owned a trendy boutique. He was a darling of the swinging ’60s, a genuine celebrity. He had sufficient cultural cachet that he was known, in Spain, as El Beatle.All of that should, of course, have afforded him unquestionable authority when it came to the game that made him famous. Sadly, thoug...
Ohio Governor Blocks Bill Banning Transition Care for Minors
Health

Ohio Governor Blocks Bill Banning Transition Care for Minors

BackgroundLawmakers passed the measure earlier in December. Those in favor of the bill argued that parents are pressured by doctors to sign off on transition care treatments for their children. The bill’s sponsor, Representative Gary Click, said parents are “being manipulated by the physicians.’’In addition to banning transition care for minors, the bill says medical professionals who provide the care could lose their licenses and be sued. It also prohibits transgender girls and women from playing on high school and college sports teams that correspond with their gender identity.On Friday, Mr. DeWine said that if the bill were to become law, “Ohio would be saying that the state, that the government, knows better what is medically best for a child than the two people who love that child the...
The football stadiums that never were
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The football stadiums that never were

Peter Storrie can remember visiting the London studio of Herzog & de Meuron, the renowned Swiss architects, and being shown a striking vision of Portsmouth’s future.“It was something else,” he tells The Athletic. “They put it up on the screen for us and it certainly had the wow factor.”This was 2007 and the ambitious plans were for a new 36,000-capacity stadium on the city’s docks. Storrie, then chief executive, had accepted that Portsmouth would need to leave Fratton Park, the club’s home since 1899, and a proposed relocation could hardly have been more impressive.Located in between the Spinnaker Tower and the historic naval base, a £600million waterfront project that would include apartments and restaurants promised a transformational impact.“This will be the most spectacular stadium...