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Refugees welcome: Soccer has its We Are the World moment

 09/30/2015 - 17:10
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo during the League of Champions match between Malmoe and Real Madrid, Sept. 30, 2015. EFE/Anders Wiklund 

There are crises in which we, as human beings, are able to join together and rise to the occasion. One of these happened last week in a packed soccer stadium in Madrid, when 7-year-old Zied Abdel-Mohsen Alghadab walked onto the field hand-in-hand with soccer mega star Cristiano Ronaldo to open a Real Madrid home match.

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Sabrina Vourvoulias

Philadelphia pushes back its Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

 03/04/2015 - 12:04

Traditionally, it is held on a Sunday during the month of September. This year, however, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon will be pushed back a month, specifically until October 31.

Pope Francis’ visit to the city, to participate in the World Meeting of Families, to be held from September 22 -27, and the resulting number of visitors this event will produce, has forced the organization to move the date of the race to the month of October. Another novelty in this year’s race is the suppression of the 5K event.