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Many people think that airsoft and paintball are dangerous, but the truth is neither one of these extreme sports produces more injuries than a common club sport (ie. basketball, football, baseball, etc). If you are thinking about joining either of these sports, all the power to you. However, while both sports are safe, airsoft is considerably more intimidating than paintball. The fire rate for airsoft guns is usually around 300-450 fps. Paintball guns rarely reach 300 fps, in fact, most paintball fields have restrictions that disallow players to have a fire rate above 300 fps.

Airsoft bb’s can pierce objects, including human skin. Paintballs are designed to inflict as small amount of pain as possible. Which is why a paintball is wider, and more blunt. Because of a paintballs large surface area, the force of a paintballs impact is distributed over a larger target area. Which causes there to be less pain in one specific area.

So while you will never receive an injury from a paintball making contact with a skin protected body part, airsoft bb’s can, and do, occasionally injure skin protected body parts. The reason for this, is because a paintball will never reach past the skin, but a bb can hit the bone. Airsoft bb’s rarely cause bone injuries, but there is documented evidence that these injuries do occur. Which does not apply to the friendly game of paintball. The most typical injuries from both sports are ankle and eye related. And for both sports, these injuries occur in the same way.

Ankle injuries cannot be avoided in any sport. If a player accidentally twists or rolls in an unnatural direction, an injury may occur. Ankle injuries happen in paintball and airsoft, but they also happen in just about every sport. Nothing we can do about these. For eye injuries, if a paintball or bb pellet contacts an unprotected eye, serious damage can be inflicted. The difference between eye injuries for airsoft and paintball is that paintball will usually leave temporary damage, but an airsoft bb in the eye will almost always cause permanent damage.

An experienced player from both sports knows that eye protection is an absolute must. And when the proper precautions are taken, both sports are very safe. That being said, airsoft will be too painful and scary for many prospective players. If the absence of danger and pain are your main criteria for airsoft vs paintball, then paintball is your best option.

There is no uniform approach to terminology for Islamic dress. HIJAB is an Arabic word, originally referring to a curtain or partition, which later came to refer to Islamic dress in general, but is now commonly metonymically reduced to the headscarf.

In the recent years, Islamic dress has been emerged as abiding sites of the contention in the relationship between Muslim communities and the State. Specifically, the wearing of Islamic headscarves by women in public places has raised questions about secularism, women’s rights and national identity. It has always been seen by the Western feminist as oppressive and as a symbol of a Muslim woman’s subservience to men. As a result, it often comes as a surprise to Western feminists that the veil has become increasingly common in the Muslim world and is often worn proudly by college girls as a symbol of an Islamic identity, freeing them symbolically from neo-colonial Western cultural imperialism and domination. For well over two decades, Muslim women have been positioned in the Australian popular media in opposition to the values of liberal democracy and the feminist agenda. Muslim women, as if the act of “unveiling” will somehow bestow the “equality” and “freedoms” that Western women enjoy. While ‘HIJAB debates’ occur in various guises in France, the Netherlands, Germany, the UK and elsewhere, questions of gender, race and religion have a particular pertinence in Australia, where a combination of recent events has generated unprecedented public and scholarly attention on sexual violence, ‘Masculinist protection’, and ideas of the nation. It was against this historical backdrop that the Australian popular media developed an interest in the HIJAB-the traditional veil worn by some Muslim women. The first Gulf War in 1991 marked the beginning of the veiled symbolism in the Australian popular media.

Recently FIFA said in a letter to the Iranian Football Federation that the Iranian women’s team is not allowed to participate in the games in Singapore while wearing HIJAB, or head scarves.

FIFA says on its website that “the player’s equipment must not carry any political, religious, or personal statements,” and that “all items of clothing or equipment other than the basic must be inspected by the referee and determined not to be dangerous.”

In 2007, an 11-year-old girl was not allowed to play in soccer game in Canada because she was wearing the HIJAB. The Quebec Soccer Association said the ban on the HIJAB is to protect children from being accidentally strangled. The secretary-general of Iran’s National Olympic Committee has called on Muslim countries to protest the world soccer body’s ban on head scarves for women during the Youth Olympic Games this summer.

On March 14, 2004, the French legislative council voted the ban on “religious symbols” in public schools. This uncommon law, which mainly targets Muslim young girls, was widely supported in France. After four years of the enactment of the law, one can hardly measure its consequences among the French Muslims. People still observe the case without real understanding.The French Muslims failed to build a unanimous strategy toward the crisis of hijab. They failed to make their voices heard through the media. The normal outcome was that their management of the crisis proved to be ineffective. Now, after four years of the enactment of the anti-hijab law, the situation appears to be the same.

The western media does not show the countless western women who have reverted to Islam, adopted the HIJAB, and are happy with it. Born, raised and educated in the west, they experienced freedom and spent life as they wanted. Then they studied Islam and reverted. What did Islam give them that they were missing? It filled the vacuum in their souls.

Should we listen to the western media or the western women who accept Islam after experiencing the so called freedom?

West think that the belt of freedom is held by them. NO. Islam is first to gave freedom to women. Islam gives women right to vote 1400 years ago, in America it is given in early 1900. Islam gives the right of property inheritance 1400 years ago, but in America laws for the inheritance are were rewritten in 1950’s to give right of inheritance to women. How bad the status of women in west? We have given the rights 1400 years ago that the women of west dreams until this generation. It’s amazing.

State has to make laws and we obey them, but they don’t have the right to tell us what to wear and how to wear, this is our freedom. Veiling is not against west, veiling is against imperialism. There is a difference between west and imperialism. West is a culture and it’s like a civilization just like any other culture or civilization. Imperialism is that when west tries to tell the world that we are the standard and everybody is ethnic. No, the west is as ethnic as Arab culture. HIJAB, scarf and covering body is also in other religions. Christianity also shows strength to wear it. Merry in the church wears scarf. Also in Hinduism ladies cover their body. If the nuns can wear the scarf then why the Muslim women is banned of wearing HIJAB?

We must show uniformity in our religion and culture. HIJAB is a mean source of perfection and achieving our goals. HIJAB is a choice for the women not a compulsion or oppression. It is on the will of the women not the by the enforcement of men. It’s all by faith. It’s what we are so there is no shame or hindrance to wear it. Covering is a sign of purity and dignity. A woman is not a sex object that she is turned out to be in the west. She is not an object of lust for every stranger. Just look at how the west treats women. Porn industries are thriving, filthy DVDs are sold everywhere, magazines of semi-nude women decorate even grocery stores, filthy magazines are sold even in corner stores, strip clubs are in abundance, and I can go on and on.

The west has left no stone unturned in shattering the dignity of a woman, and then they are ready to give lectures to others on how to treat women with dignity.

In your opinion, will the ban on hijab at French schools remain the same? How do you see the future of Muslims in France? How can they withstand the challenges they face in the French society?

Finally, why is the west so scared of the HIJAB? Is it a threat to their beauty and fashion industries or to their religion?

During our school days we all had to compete in sports that we did not want to do. Pulling on a pair of running socks and some trainers as we ran to compete in the annual cross country around the lanes and fields. Usually carried out during the winter, it was not high on many students wish list when they started school. The more popular sports were hockey, football and rugby.

The sport rugby originated from the town of the same name in the county of Warwickshire. It was first played during the 19th century at public schools as one of many types of football played during this period. At the end of the 19th century the sport split into two formats league and union, and with it the rules of each differed veryly.

Watching a game of rugby league or union you will see a lot of similarities between to two codes of the game. However the main differences is that union has kicked many opportunities in which the ball can be contested after the tackle, usually in the form of rucks and mauls.

Both forms of the game are popular all over the world, the first world cup for league football was held in France during 1954. The current world champions are Australia having won the current world cup in 2013 and the first union world cup was held in New Zealand in 1987. The current world champions are New Zealand having won the world cup in 2015.

Both codes of the game have professional leagues all over the world, but the most popular leagues of both forms can be found in the southern hemisphere countries of South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, as well as the northern hemisphere countries of France and England.

Another format of the union game is 'rugby sevens'. This was first played as far back as 1883, but only became popular during the 1970s. With this format of the game the amount of players you will see on the pitch are less, reduced from 15 to 7. This offered a more open, exciting and high scoring game. This format was introduced into the Olympics in 2016, with Fiji winning the Olympic gold medal.

The shape of the ball was designed to make passing the ball between play easier, originally called a quanco and made from a leather casing around an inflated pigs bladder. The balls varied in size due to the variation in size of the bladder. In the modern game the ball is made from 4 panels of leather or synthetic material and is regulated in size and weight.

The rugby kit combines a shirt, shorts and socks. In the beginning the shirts were made of cotton and were heavy and uncomfortable. Thankfully due to advances in the sports clothing industry shirts are now made of a high wicking type material that draws the moisture away from the skin and makes it evaporate much more quickly. This makes the shirts easier and more comfortable for players to wear in the wet.

The humble sock has gone through advances in improving the material they used to be made from. Socks are generally made of a thick material that is often breathable. Socks also have padding, cushioning as well as strong toe and heel reinforcement, all of which help with fitting of the sock and its comfort inside the players boot.

Rugby is a sport enjoyed by millions of players and spectators all over the world, but no match has reached the prime heights of a match in 1954. Over 100,000 spectators crammed into the ground and watched a league challenge cup final at Bradford. A spectator figure that will probably never match due to current stadium criteria and health and safety regulations.

Wouldn’t it be nice if your group or organization could raise funds in a way that is easy, profitable, and hassle-free? With discount cards, all of these things are possible – and it’s highly likely that once you have used this method of raising money, you’ll rely on it again and again. Whether yours is a school organization, church group, the soccer or football team, or you’re a parent belonging to the PTA, you will no doubt find discount cards the best product you have ever used when it comes to raising money quickly, and without all of the headaches often involved with other methods.

So, why do we say it’s hassle-free? For many reason, including:

Discount cards are easy to sell, so there is less pressure on those who do the selling. Most people, unless they’re a salesman, do not enjoy the job of trying to sell people a product. Because these cards offer so much value, it doesn’t take much (or any) convincing to get customers to buy, because everyone enjoys saving money. Offers on the backs of the cards include discount percentages off of a purchase, or buy-one-get-one-free offers at fast food merchants, car care services, hair salons, the local gym, florists, family activities – any that you choose to include on the card, and that the merchants agree to. The “deals” are good for an entire year from the date of purchase, and customers realize how much they can save for spending $10 bucks. An easy sale, no pressure required.

No lugging, melting, spoiling, or chaos. If you’ve ever participated in a fundraiser in which your group sold candy bars or cookie dough, you know it can be a problem lugging around those bulky and heavy boxes, especially for the little ones. With discount cards, you don’t have these worries; because of their small size, they can easily be carried in a pocket, wallet, purse, backpack, fanny pack, wherever it’s easiest. No melting in hot temperatures, no soured cookie dough, no carrying catalogs around to customers, waiting for them to choose what they want, placing the order, going back out to deliver the order, then finding that many of the orders didn’t come in, or the wrong item was shipped.

Easy, quick way to raise a substantial amount of money. Because of their profitability, discount cards make it easier for your group or organization to raise the money you need in far less time. Understandably, the more money you keep for each product you sell, the quicker you reach your goal. For instance, how long would it take to raise $5,000 selling candy bars at about $1 profit per bar, and how long would it take to raise the same amount of money at $5 or even $8 profit per card? It’s simply a no-brainer.

With discount cards, the more cards you purchase from the supplier and sell, the higher the profit margins. In fact, if yours is a very large group, your profit margins can go higher than 100% because you get 200 cards free with every 1,000 ordered. Do you know of another fundraising product that allows for incredible profits at this level?

If your group is ready to raise funds without all of the hassles, and to gather the amount of money you need quickly and more easily than ever, make a promise to yourself to try discount cards next time.

To send a holiday card or not send a holiday card, that is the question. Each year since 1991 I’ve wrestled with this question, not personally but professionally. My family sends Christmas cards to family members, friends, and a few acquaintances. That’s not a problem–it’s a good way to share news, convey best wishes, and in general stay in touch.

So what’s the problem professionally? Aren’t these same benefits available to a nonprofit organization when it sends Christmas cards, or more broadly, any kind of holiday card to its constituents? It depends.

If nonprofit organizations send personalized cards than I think they generate a positive return on investment. In other words, if nonprofit organizations, no matter how many cards they choose to mail, insert some individualized news, note, name, than it seems to me the card is worth the effort. Without this personalization I’m not so sure.

Mass Mailed Cards
When I served for 17 years as a university president my name and title popped up on innumerable organizations’ V.I.P. lists. In the vernacular, I was, “somebody.” Since I was apparently considered worthy, or at least my position was considered important, my office received scores of cards: Christmas but eventually also Thanksgiving and sometimes birthday cards.

What I found fascinating was that virtually all of these cards were computer generated. My name was nowhere to be found other than on the envelope label. No message pertinent to my relationship with the organization could be found inside. No news that connected in any way with who I was or even what the university was vis-à-vis the nonprofit sending the card. No actual signature of the President of the nonprofit, even many times when I knew the fellow nonprofit executive personally. Nothing.

This even happened with birthday cards. I’d receive cards from nonprofits during the week of my birthday, but the card contained no written message and no name. Amazing. Try this with your spouse: give him or her a birthday or anniversary card sans a message or your name. Not good.

Even more interesting to me, since I’ve left the university presidency I no longer receive cards from most of those nonprofit organizations. This is true for organizations with which I personally had a close relationship and it’s true for organizations where I still know the leadership.

The message I glean from this is that I don’t matter much now and I only mattered “back then” because I was in a position nonprofit organizations deemed influential and possibly of use to them. But even back then, to repeat myself, I apparently didn’t matter all that much because I received a card simply generated by a tickler file.

Some nonprofit organizations and their executives, I know, pride themselves in how long or large their Christmas card list has become. I’ve heard presidents proclaim a number as if it’s a sign of grand achievement. You know, my Rolodex is bigger than your Rolodex. Or in more contemporary terms, my Mailing List is bigger than your Mailing List.

But does this matter? Does it mean anything? Do all these impersonal cards actually reinforce the mission and vision of the nonprofit organization? Are constituents overwhelmed with glee when they receive such a card? Is the practice of sending non-personalized cards to scores or hundreds or even thousands an effective advancement tool? I don’t think so.

Personalized Cards
When it came time for me to decide whether to spend the university’s hard-won funds I asked myself, “Is it worth it?” I still consider the same question each year now in a different nonprofit leadership role. Why should I spend or how much should I spend of the nonprofit’s funds to send a card? It depends.

I’m not recommending nonprofit organizations send no holiday cards. Nor am I against a long list, per se. What I’m suggesting is that sending cards in an impersonal manner will not make as positive an impact as sending personalized cards. So if I’m responsible for deciding to spend a nonprofit organization’s funds–resources that could go to operations or programs fulfilling the mission–than I want to adopt a method that is as high-impact and ultimately as effective as possible. For me, that’s personalized cards.

Each Thanksgiving I spend several hours in front of football games signing Christmas cards. I choose a pen usually with blue, but really anything but black, ink. This assures my name and message stand out against the typical black font of the card’s printed message.

It takes longer, but I like to write the person’s name, whether Fred or Fred and Mary or Mr. and Mrs. Smith, depending upon how well I know them. Follow that with a sentence about the nonprofit organization’s work, for example: “It’s been a challenging but fruitful year” or “Thank you for helping us touch lives” or “As the year ends we’re excited to launch the new program…” Then follow this with some kind of Christmas or holiday season greeting: “Blessings to you and yours in this season” or “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” or “Best wishes in this wonderful time of year.” Finally, I sign my first name.

I guarantee this method will get the attention of the constituent receiving the card. Why? Because I respond to personalized cards so I know others do, and because people who’ve received these cards have later expressed appreciation for them. And, a personalized card will stand out in the pile on the dining room table or office desktop, because it’s the only one carrying a hand-written personal salutation.

Now you say, “I don’t have time to do this.” To which I say, “You don’t have time not to do this.” Or if you really are pressed, pare back your Christmas card list. Don’t send any more than you have the time and willingness to personalize. However many this is, the people who receive them will feel special and valued, which after all is what a nonprofit hopes its constituents feel.

E-Cards
The e-card phenomenon is still relatively new. Some nonprofits are using this method to send holiday greetings to their constituents–it’s inexpensive and instantaneous. But the same rule applies. Personalized e-cards yield higher ROI than non-personalized e-cards.

And though I am not anti-tech, I’d still argue that a hand-written note sent via snail mail engenders a greater positive response than something emailed and easily deleted. This may be an old-school attitude or assessment, but the now shopworn adage, “High Tech, High Touch,” is still applicable. People enjoy and remember being “touched.”

Customized Mass or Emailed Cards
After all this you may say, “If I reduce my list to a handful I personalize, our nonprofit organization will miss a key opportunity to share news and engage our constituents.” OK, maybe.

If a nonprofit organization concludes it must send scores or hundreds or selected thousands of holiday cards I’d still highly recommend these cards be customized in some identifiable way. Don’t just pick them up at the printer and drop them in the mailbox. Don’t just acquire an e-card and forward it to a vast database. Customize.

Customize is different from personalize. To personalize means the recipient’s name is on the card and the nonprofit executive has signed the card with a personal message, even if on an e-card. To customize means the nonprofit organization has added content that in some way identifies the card as the nonprofit’s card, not a stock purchase or even special design that includes no nonprofit news or name.

The customized card should include current information, an expression of thanks, and someone’s name and title, even if not personally signed. Don’t send cards from “The Staff” or, worse, no source of origin at all other than the return address on the envelope, or an institutional name like “The University” or “XYZ Ministries.” Put an individual’s name, maybe the Chair of the Board, President, or Vice President for Advancement, on the card. Almost any name is better than no name.

Conclusion
Nonprofit organizations spend thousands of dollars each year sending holiday cards to constituents. But this practice, especially long lists, may be more cultural tradition than good advancement methodology.

The question to send a holiday card or not to send a holiday card should be answered on the basis of perceived mission-enhancing effectiveness. Since the best advancement is about relationships it seems logical to conclude the best holiday cards reinforce personal connections with the nonprofit. We build relationships by at least customizing a mailing, but better yet, personalizing it.

Sign nonprofit holiday cards with news, notes, and names.

Have you ever tried finding a cool card game to play with your friends but realized that it wasn’t worth the $200 odd dollars you spent on? Wouldn’t it be great if you can make your very own card game with a budget of just $25 or less? Below are some steps you can refer to when making your own trading card game.

1. Think of an idea for your card game. Come up with a basic genre such as Fantasy? Science Friction? Or Old Western?

2. Create a game plan. Establish a good set of rules with exciting objectives. It will be no fun if you are playing card games with no rules or a lot of rules to follow. Different kind of games requires different rules. Some are strict while others are looser. You’ve got to experiment and see what is right for you. Rules must be established with a good playing field. You also need to know how turns will be won or lost and how to win the game.

3. Think about various types of characters in the cards. There must be definitely wide assortment of characters. Power-ups and bonuses are some of the benefits that can make a card game more interesting. You can also make “rule-bending” cards that are able to change rules. Cards like these may group into types, elements, or classes if the creator (that’s you) desires. Last important features of the card is graphic. Not many people will be interested to play card game just by looking at the words on a card. If need be, hire an artist.

4. Remember to come up with a time period or an Era. It would be confusing if the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh called his game “A Time in Egypt” for a time period. If your game happen to have many creatures from different time periods, then this step is irrelevant to you.

5. Now, start brain storming a name for your game. Fantasy? Magic? Modern day or even future? The name must be catchy and original so that people want to play your game. Its quite pointless to name your game Yu-Gi-Oh or Pokemon.

6. Get a program such as MS Paint and a tablet is recommended. Draw out your templates on the program, then write on the card the abilities, color, attack power, name etc… You may also draw the cards by hand, but this is extremely time consuming.

7. Either print out the templates on card or paper, then get your artist to draw on them, or use a tablet to draw them on your laptop.

There you have it. 7 simple steps in getting your first trading card game out without spending tons of money.

Historically, it was the first type of football played in Australia. Some believe its origins are seen in games played by our indigenous brothers. Although it developed initially in Victoria, it spread to all the Australian colonies during the second half of the 1800s.

The purpose of this article is to list what is different about “Aussie Rules”. These are the differences that set it apart from other football codes.

• There are 18 players in each team, making it the game with the most players on the field at a time-36 in all. It can be played at 9 a side; 14 a side; 15 a side and 16 a side. The smaller numbers are usual for under age teams.

• The field is in the shape of an ellipse (oval); up to 160 metres long and 120 metres across the centre. Junior teams play on much smaller oval.

• There is no offside.

• There are no knock-ons.

• There are players from both sides spread all over the field, usually in pairs, with one from each team.

• The game is a 360 degree game. That means players are all around you in contrast to the rugby games and American Football where teams face each other.

• The players may wear sleeveless jerseys with no padding.

• Kicking long distances and high marking are features of the game.

• The game at senior level is played over four quarters of 20 minutes actual playing time. This means the players are actually on the ground for over two hours, making it the longest game by far of the football codes.

• The scoring scheme involves kicking the ball between posts at either end of the field. There are four posts set up seven metres apart. To score a goal, (worth 6 points), the ball must be kicked through the middle posts without being touch by another player. Otherwise the score is one point. If it hits the inside posts or goes through between the outside posts it is also worth one point.

• The game at senior level is controlled by three field umpires positioned around the oval assisted by four boundary umpires (whose role is to determine when the ball is out of play and to throw it in at the field umpire’s command) and two goal umpires. One field umpire, two boundary umpires and two goal umpires would officiate at other levels of the game, normally.

• There is no send-off rule but players may be reported for serious offences such as striking.

• Players can be awarded free kicks for rule infringements or a mark (catching a ball from a 15 plus metre kick). This means that the opposition player stands on the mark indicated by the umpire allowing the player with the free kick the chance to kick or handball the ball without interference.

• Tackling is a part of the game. A player must be in possession of the ball before he can be tackled. He must be tackled according to the rules. Otherwise a free kick is awarded.

• Players may shepherd to protect the ball carrier.

• The game contains lots of running and kicking by all players.

These are the factors that make our Australian game unique and very different. It confounds fans of the rugby games and Soccer (Football, to most parts of the world) and the followers of American Football when they first see. But what they see ‘live’ is the fastest and most difficult game of football in the world.

"A Day for Heroes," based on the life of its author with a little poetic license thrown in, tells the story of a young boy, Ray, as he grows up in the 1950s and transforms himself from a holy terror of a child to An amazing baseball player, and most importantly, it is a story of fathers and sons coming together to play a baseball game like no other. These fathers, most of them World War II veterans, believed the boys, who had never lost a game, had had it easy because of them, and now it was time to teach them a lesson.

The novel's early chapters detail Ray's comical misadventures growing up and the rivalry that developed between him and his father as a result of the trouble he constantly caused. Ray just always appeared to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, which led to his paranoia-perphasified-that his parents, grandparents, and teachers were all out to get him. But after all, he did set the house on fire, burn up his grandpa's player piano, rip up the new car's seats, create abstract art out of a fellow kindergarten student, and have to make a deal with the school principal to keep his mouth shut in choir-his singing was that bad. Ray's grandmother feathers revenge on him for the player piano destruction, but it's Ray's dad who carries it out in a way that will keep the reader cringing-between laughs, of course.

Then Ray's life suddenly turns around when he gets to fifth grade and meets Mrs. Harrison, a gym teacher so old she must have been teaching since Old Testament times. Perhaps her old age has made Mrs. Harrison wise because she's the first person to see Ray's potential. She makes him a teacher's assistant, and in time, they form a baseball team out of the class. Before long, Ray is part of an unstoppable youth baseball team, and by the time he and his classmates turn sixteen, they are playing in the Detroit baseball league against men's teams. The other teams find them laughable, and no one wants to play them at first, but the laugh does not last long.

By the time they graduate from high school, Ray's team has never lost a game. But then their fathers approach them to play one final game on a Sunday afternoon in 1965. Ray and his teams are surprised but up for the challenge. After all, their fathers are all on the wrong side of forty. But they have underestimated these men, most of what are World War II vets and play baseball like they are out to win another war.

The book's title, "A Day for Heroes," refers to that big game between fathers and sons-World War II vets and the next generation. The final showdown is hilarious, moving, will have readers cheering, and has the same effect as a terrific feel good movie. Every page of the book is filled with a laugh, but benefit that laugh is a deep respect for the veterans who saved the world.

Danescu makes sure every character on both teams is fully realized. For example, Deacon, the aptly named second baseman on Ray's team, is described as having "a slow steady gait, almost biblical in nature, while surrounded by an aura of poise and composition. he showed up at the game, it was like he was entering a revival tent to fulfill hopes and dreams. " And then there is Jack, whose parents are German immigrants. Jack grows up to be so large that muscles just pop out everywhere on him until his teams are convinced he's the result of some secret lab experiment in Germany during the war. Jack is such an incredible ball player that "the other team walked off the field, demanding to see a birth certificate and other ID that proved Jack was human. would ignite allegations about test tubes, German labs, and artificial organs. "

As for the World War II fathers, here are descriptions of two of them:

"Mr. Grant brought home a noticeable limp from the war and was currently working as a foreman on an assembly line in Detroit. shown up to play because he did not know what limitations we were talking about. "

"For almost two years, he had faced death every night on patrols around islands held by the Japanese. So, Mr. Danson came home with nerves of steel and eyes so cold and sharp he could carve a turkey with them … it was scary having someone around with that background. And if he said we still had things to learn, who was going to argue with him? "

Danescu, despite some kidding, is reverent toward these men, asking in the prelude chapter before the big game:

"Where do you find heroes? You find them inside innocent unsuspecting people put in dangerous or desperate situations. They react in ways that show how personal identity and importance become secondary to another cause or purpose. last for years. "

For me to describe the big game between these fathers and sons would be to take away all the fun for the reader, and my descriptions could not do justice to the book's humor, comical accidents, and the overall toughness of these players. "A Day for Heroes" is a triumph in so many ways-from nostalgia to heroism and from humor to deep emotion. Ryan Danescu can write a tear-jerker paragraph and end it with a comic relief sentence like few authors can. After burning down houses, destroying car interiors, and becoming a heck of a baseball player, he may have finally found his calling in writing this moving tale of two generations at war on the baseball diamond. This book is destined for a home run.

Have you been tasked with planning a Liverpool stag weekend? Read on for a assortment of advice and hints on how to ensure the event is a excellent success!

Liverpool is famous for its music, sports and range of evening entertainment. Everyone knows about its cultural heritage, its Beatles nostalgia, and perhaps even its honor of being the European Capital of Culture 2008 winner.

There are plenty of events to see including the Grand National Horse Race, football events like the Everton Football Club and Liverpool Football Club, as well as the Mathew Street Festival. Liverpool Theatre has some interesting shows, as do the Everyman and Playhouse.

Stags know Liverpool to be a much more interesting place – a place where a group of men can go to drink themselves silly, catch a marvelous show, and see some truly luscious scenery inside the clubs.

If you wish to have a few laughs then head over to some hot comedy spots like the Baby Blue on Albert Dock where celebrities occasionally crash and Rawhide at the Royal Court Theatre which features internationally recognised talent. Fab Cafe and Express Comedy are also accepted for giving stags a good Python-esque laugh.

Can’t Buy Me Drii-iinks

You may not be able to buy love in Liverpool but you can sure buy drinks and enjoy ample of nightclubbing action. The most crowded areas for stag do’s are around Mathew Street, Concert Square and Wood Street. Students regularly hang around Liverpool, and these exclusive dames and knights are normally dressed for the part, so you might try fitting in.

Society and Garlands are accepted to very trendy clubs while Le Bateau, The Krazy House and The Caledonian are extra relaxed. The Cavern Club is popular for its Beatles connection, while The Vines is all about style. Flanagan’s Apple is a real Irish pub and Korova combines the finest features of a pub and bar. Geisha is popular for its Asian twist while Babycream is an adventurous but tasty delight.

You can also try some real or cask ale at venues like The Ship and Mitre on Dale Street, Rigby’s exceedingly ancient but modernized pub, and Fly in the Loaf, which unfortunately is no longer a topless bar.

By the way…you ask? Why of course, there are ample of lap dancing clubs in Liverpool. Some of the most popular clubs include Angels on Cumberland Street, Aphrodites on Harrington, Blue Leopard on Victoria Street, Sinless at The Promenade, the Sugar Fantasy Bar on Stanley Street and the Phantasy Club on North Promenade.

Liverpool is still acknowledged as the greatest party city of England, well after the Beatles showed us how to have fun.

An 18th birthday is a very important occasion. For some, it’s when they finally become an adult, are able to vote, and look forward to the future, to others it’s a chance to celebrate, drink legally and have plenty of fun, for most it lies somewhere in between. What most people would agree on is that an 18th birthday is one of the most important birthdays in your lifetime. Therefore, an 18th birthday gift really does have to hit the mark.

Traditional 18th birthday gifts include tankards, ornamental keys and bottles of champagne. However, these gifts have been overdone over the years and many now wish to think outside the box and find gifts that will take the birthday girl or boy by surprise. An 18th is a special day, and only happens once in a lifetime, it is therefore important to get a gift that will be remembered for years to come, for all the right reasons.

To get a memorable gift that will last a lifetime, it is important to think about the individual. Gifts that really stand out are ones that are carefully matched to suit the individual’s personal tastes. This shows you have put a great deal of thought into their 18th birthday gifts. If you know their favourite song, get it framed with an 18th birthday message engraved into the plaque. These gifts are available online for very reasonable prices. It shows you know the birthday boy or girl and is original and unique, they are sure to never receive another like it.

Another great idea is to take a traditional style 18th birthday gifts and add a twist. For example, it is common to buy champagne for an 18th. However, you could put a twist on this gift by getting an engraved glass and spirit set. Simply pick their favourite spirit, there are gift sets featuring Gin, Whisky, Vodka, Brandy, Jack Daniels and more. Instead of an engraved locket or necklace, put a modern and fun twist on this gift by getting an engraved last Rolo gift. You can get these in Gold, Silver or even Pink! This comes in a gorgeous presentation box and is bound to be treasured by its owner.

If the birthday boy or girl is expecting a big wad of money for their birthday, treat them to a silver plated engraved money clip. This unusual but practical gift is bound to go down well and will hopefully have many uses for years to come! 18th birthday gifts that are practical as well as touching make great presents. Instead of a special pen, which is a common gift, jazz it up by instead buying an engraved pen holder and stand. This makes a brilliant gift, particularly for those who are just starting out their working life in an office, or who are perhaps preparing to go to University.

At 18 many people are full of an insatiable desire for fun and adventure. Many people already have almost every material item you could think to get them and so you need to go that extra bit further to find a particularly memorable gift. Gift experiences provide an answer to this solution. Rather than buying a gift that may end up sat gathering dust in a cupboard, get them an experience they can never ever forget.

The best thing about experience days is that there really is something for everyone. Everyone has dreams, things that they have always wanted to do, and you can help this come true. There are many classic experience days available such as pamper days, driving a Ferrari or bungee jumping. However over the past few years, experience days have diversified and there is now almost every experience you can think of, and more! If you want to buy an exciting adrenalin filled experience day for an utter daredevil, there are many options for you.

Indoor skydiving is a popular gift, you can drive a JCB, go ice climbing, have a spy day, micro lighting experiences and much more. You could get them 18th birthday gifts that develop their existing skills, a Soccer Skills training day is an extremely popular gift, or give them a chance to learn something new for example, by getting them surfing lessons. There is a wealth of luxury experiences available, these range from pampering days at luxury spas to lunch for two in Paris.

An 18th birthday should be magical, and you can help make it out of this world with an original and exciting gift. Steer clear of the conventional, find 18th birthday gifts with twists on traditional gifts, look for funky gifts they will have never seen before, or try an experience day for 18th birthday gifts they will always remember.