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A French Revolution: PSG the logical choice for Messi – The World Game

The news that Leo Messi has decided to leave Barcelona – or at least that he intends to leave – was as surprising it was predictable.

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In one sense, how could he go? After all that he and that club have been through, it seemed unimaginable.
On the other, after all that has happened in the past few years, how could he stay? Relationships: theyre always complicated.
This one went on too long. It could have been a marriage for life but Messi has the right to point to FC Barcelona and utter those dreaded words: Youve changed.
Hed be right. The fragmented Barcelona of 2020 feels but a shadow of 2010s majesty. It is heartbreaking,…

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Horror video after woman plunges from ride at Cairns Showfest – NEWS.com.au

Horror video after woman plunges from ride at Cairns Showfest

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Video footage captured the horror of bystanders when a woman fell more than 30 metres from a ride at a show in Cairns. A woman can be seen shouting, “Oh my god, we need an ambulance!” after realising the 25-year-old woman had fallen into parts of the ride’s machinery.
Others rush towards the Hangover ride, which continues to move with music playing and people still strapped on board after the horrifying fall about 5.30pm on Saturday.
Another man behind the camera can be heard saying, “Did you hear…

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A 125-year study of chess games suggests we don’t reach the… – AlKhaleej Today

A 125-year study of chess games suggests we don’t reach the…

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There comes a time in every life when the brain and body peak before old age takes its toll. As muscle mass, strength, and function begin to deteriorate from the age of 30, new research on professional chess players suggests that the brain is actually aging more slowly and gradually.
The scientists analyzed chess games for 125 years and tracked individual performance over a lifetime. They drew a hump-shaped curve, a tiny little speed threshold that applies to different generations of chess players….

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Hillsong and C3 started in Australia — and now they’re growing in popularity in Brazil – ABC News

Brazil has more Catholics than anywhere else in the world, but Australian-grown Pentecostal churches, like Hillsong and C3, are gaining popularity in this Latin…

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Brazil is home to the world’s largest Catholic population, but the rise of Pentecostalism is drawing young Brazilians away from traditional pews, and toward charismatic, “club-like” mega-churches.
And according to Cristina Rocha, a Brazilian-born cultural anthropologist at Western Sydney University, Australia plays an important role in this trend.
Over the past two decades, Professor Rocha has been researching the intersections between migration and religion, exploring why so many Brazilians travel…

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