It was a tragic inevitability that he would leave us. As Tom Wille predicted in the podcast from several weeks back, Brian McBride would not be a White if they survived. Well, McBride guided the club to safety and has decided to hang up his English boots.
A player that was more Fulham than the Cottage itself, McBride represented everything that was good about Fulham, soccer, and humanity and general. He was never a showboat, never a ham, never one to criticize his coach or teammates when things got rough.
Dianne Odell of Tennessee, 61, lived in iron lung after contracting polio at age 3. She died after a power failure cut the breathing device’s electricity. A spinal deformity kept her from using portable modern machine
For the next week, the BBC’s Simon Hancock will be chasing storms through Tornado Alley, an area of high tornado activity that runs through the centre of the US. He has joined a professional team which hunts out tornadoes using hi-tech gadgets.
From the page: “Imagine a town with a population of about 30,000. One moment it’s there and the next it isn’t.
All that remains of a once bustling community of schools, hospitals, shops, houses and, above all, people is ash, bodies, charred wood and twisted metal.
A couple of survivors, or perhaps looters, sift through the debris amid the smoke. It sounds like the stuff of nightmares or horror movies. But this is not the fruit of someone’s dark imagination. As The Independent reports today, horror on this scale has been visited on the town of Abyei in southern Sudan.”
God may work in mysterious ways, but a simple computer program may explain how religion evolved
By distilling religious belief into a genetic predisposition to pass along unverifiable information, the program predicts that religion will flourish. However, religion only takes hold if non-believers help believers out – perhaps because they are impressed by their devotion.