Demi Lovato Shares What She Learned After Max Ehrich Split

first_imgThe Camp Rock actress, for her part, “has been surrounding herself” with friends in recent weeks, a source previously told Us. “Demi has been acting as though she was never engaged to Max.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! What’s wrong with being confident? Demi Lovato is all about self-love nearly two months after calling off her engagement to Max Ehrich.“[This year has] been such a roller-coaster,” the Grammy nominee, 28, said on the Today show on Thursday, November 12. “I mean, honestly, for me, the beginning of the year started out, I was on this trajectory to have a pretty eventful career, and I was planning my comeback.”- Advertisement – “When I write my songs, when I go to the studio and record them, it’s a very cathartic and therapeutic experience for me,” she told Bush Hager, 38, on Thursday. “Anytime I go thorough something, especially when I don’t say things publicly or comment on certain situations, I just let my music comment on it.”Lovato and the Young and the Restless alum started dating in March and confirmed their relationship two months later by slow-dancing in Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s “Stuck With U” music video. After their whirlwind romance came to an end, Ehrich claimed that he found out “through a tabloid.”“It’s just the craziest thing,” he said on Instagram Live in October. “This is the most bizarre experience that I hope no one ever has to experience ever ‘cause no person deserves to feel this way.”- Advertisement – Looking back, Lovato is grateful that she had to postpone the release of her seventh studio album amid the COVID-19 pandemic because everything she has gone through over the past few months has been “so much of an experience” for her.Demi Lovato Shares the Most Important Thing She Learned in 2020 After Max Ehrich SplitDemi Lovato and Max Ehrich Cindy Barrymore/Shutterstock; MediaPunch/Shutterstock“I think the most important thing that I’ve learned is how much I am OK with myself and loving myself,” she told Jenna Bush Hager. “It wasn’t until this year that I really started exploring the things that bring joy to my life in little ways.”Us Weekly confirmed in late September that the pop star had split from Ehrich, 29, just two months after they announced their engagement. She turned to music not long after, releasing a song titled “Still Have Me.” (The actor also dropped a breakup track, “Afraid.”)- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Tony Adams explains why he was ‘very against’ Arsenal signing Nicolas Pepe

first_img Arsenal 0 – 1 Aston Villa: Mikel Arteta post-match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:37FullscreenArsenal 0 – 1 Aston Villa: Mikel Arteta post-match press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-0-1-aston-villa-mikel-arteta-post-match-press-conference-2214984/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Arteta has the tough job on his hands of sorting out the futures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil, whose contracts are both due to expire next summer.The Spaniard has made it clear he wants to keep top scorer Aubameyang at the club, while he has frozen Ozil out of the squad, with the German yet to feature since the restart.And Adams highlights the need for Arteta to have a solid working relationship with club technical director Edu to resolve the issues at hand.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHe added: ‘There’s a hell of a relationship that needs to go on between the sports director – who incidentally has got no experience of building European club squads – and the coach. ‘There’s got to be a balance, the coach has got to say him, ‘I’m not going to use [Mesut] Ozil, there you go, get rid of him for us. ‘And then you cut your losses and say, ‘Ok what are you going to use? Do you need a central defender? What do you need Arteta?’MORE: Tony Adams surprisingly defends Mesut Ozil and questions Arsenal boss Mikel ArtetaMORE: Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal career is over, claims Ian WrightFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Pepe is still adapting to the Premier League (Picture: Getty Images)Tony Adams says the £72 million Arsenal splurged on record signing Nicolas Pepe should have been spent in different areas as the Gunners already have plenty of young attacking talent in their ranks.The 25-year-old has struggled for consistency since making the mega-money switch from Lille to the Emirates last summer.Despite promising flashes, Pepe is yet to fully acclimatise to the pace of the Premier League and the intense style of football Mikel Arteta demands from his side.And Gunners legend Adams feels that with the emergence of the north London club’s bright youngsters, that money could have been used to strengthen other positions.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAdams told Stadium Astro: ‘I was very against Pepe to be honest with you because we had [Bukayo] Saka coming through, we’ve got Eddie [Nketiah], Reiss Nelson, [Gabriel] Martinelli.‘We’ve got a lot of kids that need to play and to go and buy [Pepe for] £72m, I thought it could have been used in different areas.’ Advertisement Tony Adams explains why he was ‘very against’ Arsenal signing Nicolas Pepe Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 22 Jul 2020 9:57 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

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Federal ministers defend cannabis rollout after Enquête uncovers ties to organized crime

first_imgCBC News 2 November 2018Family First Comment: “…it’s a troubling sign that, two weeks into the era of legal cannabis, the black market appears to have infiltrated Canada’s legal supply chain.”And based on Colorado, it will continue to exist.#dontbelievethehype www.VoteNo.nzInvestigation finds Mafia links to legal producers as health minister calls background checks ‘exhaustive’Federal ministers defended the rollout of legal cannabis Friday after a Radio-Canada investigation revealed that the financial backers of some producers have links to organized crime.The French-language investigative program Enquête found that two individuals connected to illegal drug trafficking, including one with links to the Rizzuto crime family, were able to invest in a major legal cannabis producer.Another individual with ties to the illegal market was able to sell his cannabis business to one of Canada’s biggest legal players in exchange for shares in the company.“It’s not something that happens overnight, but there are laws in place to ensure that we do everything we can to capture individuals that are involved in organized crime,” said Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.RCMP Supt. Yves Goupil told Enquête that while the police force conducts background checks on those applying to be licensed producers, uncovering everyone who is investing in the venture is a much more costly process.He said the RCMP cannot afford to employ deep surveillance techniques on every producer.READ MORE: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/federal-ministers-defend-cannabis-rollout-after-enqu%C3%AAte-uncovers-ties-to-organized-crime-1.4890238?fbclid=IwAR0bSoK2VFE95dK2ncRtzKHO9SAXPymzEyCQOC2HvfUmEAIygE8zjjCODG0last_img read more

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Ripley County 4H 10-Year Members

first_imgKayla Peetz  Parents: Scott and Shannon PeetzClub:  Ripley WranglersMajor Projects: Foods, Cake Decorating, HorsesFavorite Project: HorsesFuture Plans: Kayla plans to attend school to become a Registered Nurse and possibly become a Nurse Practitioner.Samantha Rohrig Parents: John T. Rohrig III and Julie RohrigClub: IndependentMajor Projects:  Sewing, Floriculture, Garden, Scrapbooking, Wearable Arts, Fine ArtsFavorite Project: SewingFuture Plans: Samantha plans to attend Purdue University.Kurt SarringhausParents: Late Brent Sarringhaus and Ann LeskoClub: 4-H PioneersMajor Projects: Goats, Swine, Dairy, SheepFavorite Project: GoatsFuture Plans: Kurt plans to farm.Logan SchweringParents: Doug and Brenda SchweringClub: Country KidsMajor Projects: Photography, Corn, BeansFavorite Project: PhotographyFuture Plans: Logan plans to attend Butler University to study Entrepreneurship and Innovation.Levi Speer Parents: Daniel and Michele SpeerClub: Hopewell Clover BeesMajor Projects: Swine, Electric, Small EnginesFavorite Project: ElectricFuture Plans: Levi plans to attend the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio and major in Diesel Technology.Austin Wagner  Parents: Dennis and Flora WagnerClub: Napoleon 4-H Country ClubMajor Projects: Compact Tractor and SportsFavorite Project: Compact TractorFuture Plans: Austin plans to attend the University of Indianapolis to major in Business and minor in Spanish.Kristen Weber  Parents: Mike and Deb WeberClub: Faithful WorkersMajor Projects: Rabbits and GiftwrappingFavorite Project: GiftwrappingFuture Plans: Kristen plans to attend Ball State. Elizabeth WernerParents: Jean and Ray WernerClub:  Morris ShamrocksMajor Projects:  Sewing, Rabbits, PoultryFavorite Project: RabbitsFuture Plans: Elizabeth plans to study Forensic Science and German at Ohio Northern University and also run track.Benjamin Wessel    Parents: David and Mary Jean WesselClub: Country KidsMajor Projects: Photography, Shooting Sports, FoodsFavorite Project: Shooting SportsFuture Plans: Military, College, Law EnforcementDustin Westerfeld Parents: Jeff and Darla WesterfeldClub: Napoleon 4-H Country ClubMajor Projects: Shooting Sports, Poultry, GoatsFavorite Project: GoatsFuture Plans: Dustin plans to join the Marine Corps. Samantha WilhoitParents:  Melissa WilhoitClub:  Friendly 4-Her’sMajor Projects:  Scrapbooking, Cake Decorating, GenealogyFavorite Project: Cake DecoratingFuture Plans: Samantha plans to attend Purdue College of Technology to major in Organizational Leadership and Engineering/Supervision. Ripley County 4-H Ten Year Members:Kiersten AbelParents: Tricia and Scott White & David and Jen AbelClub: Napoleon 4-H Country ClubMajor Projects: Goats and PhotographyFavorite Project: PhotographyFuture Plans: Kiersten plans to get her Associates Degree in Photography at Ivy Tech Community College.Garrett AdkinsonParents: Aaron and Ruth Ann AdkinsonClub: Hopewell Clover BeesMajor Projects: SwineFavorite Project: SwineFuture Plans: Garrett plans to attend Ivy Tech and major in Criminal Justice then go to the Police Academy to become an Indiana State Trooper.Karissa BockstahlerParents: Chris and Kathy BockstahlerClub: Morris ShamrocksMajor Projects: Goats and FoodsFavorite Project: GoatsFuture Plans: Karissa plans to attend Ivy Tech, undecided on career.JC BoykenParents:  John and Camille BoykenClub: Friendly 4-H’ersMajor Projects: Electricity, Action Demonstration, GoatsFavorite Project: Action DemonstrationFuture Plans: JC plans to study Petroleum Engineering at West Virginia University.Jacob BrinsonParents: Marsha and Tad BrinsonClub:  Olean VolunteersMajor Projects: BeefFavorite Project: BeefFuture Plans: Jacob plans to work for UPS and farm.Kelsey CumberworthParents: Michael and Lynn CumberworthClub: Friendly 4-H’ersMajor Projects: PhotographyFavorite Project: Black and White Salon PrintsFuture Plans: Kelsey plans to attend Trine University and major in electrical engineering.Jacqueline EcksteinParents: Andrew and Holly EcksteinClub: Faithful WorkersMajor Projects: Wood Science and PhotographyFavorite Project: WeldingFuture Plans: Jacqueline plans to attend school for Nursing.Matthew EcksteinParents: Karen and the late Paul EcksteinClub: Country KidsMajor Projects: Welding, Electric, Woodworking, Forestry, PoultryFavorite Project: WeldingFuture Plans: Matthew plans to receive his plumbing license.Chad EmswellerParents: Doug and Marlene EmswellerClub: Country KidsMajor Projects: Corn, Soybeans, Compact Tractor, TractorFavorite Project: Compact TractorFuture Plans: Chad plans to attend Purdue University to major in Crop Science.Nichole FlaspohlerParents: Nick and Kathleen FlaspohlerClub: Morris ShamrocksMajor Projects: Swine, Scrapbooking, Dairy Feeder Steers, Junior LeadersFavorite Project: SwineFuture Plans: Nichole plans to attend Purdue University in the fall and major in Pre-Pharmacy.Isaiah FreyParents: James and Betty FreyClub: Country KidsMajor Projects:  Foods, Forestry, Health, GenealogyFavorite Project: Foods and HealthFuture Plans: Isaiah plans to major in Electrical Engineering at the University of Evansville.Dalton GarnerParents: John and Sherry GarnerClub: Elrod StarsMajor Projects: Horses, Swine, Goats, Poultry, Dairy, Beef, DogFavorite Project: Welding and animal projectsFuture Plans: After his graduation from Milan High School, Dalton will be leaving for the Marines.Tyler GauckParents: Bart and Tammy GauckClub:  Pierceville HaypalsMajor Projects:  Electric, Hay, Tractor, Swine, BeefFavorite Project: ElectricFuture Plans: Tyler plans to become an electrical lineman.Dustin GindlingParents: Matt and Jenny GindlingClub: Faithful WorkersMajor Projects: Swine, Pygmy Goats, Wood ScienceFavorite Project: Wood Science and SwineFuture Plans: Dustin plans to attend Indiana-Purdue University in Fort Wayne to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering Technology.Kaylyn GindlingParents: Jeff and Anita GindlingClub: Faithful WorkersMajor Projects: Pygmy Goats, Junior Leaders, Veterinary Science, Cake Decorating, Floriculture, Arts and CraftsFavorite Project: Pygmy GoatsFuture Plans: Kaylyn plans to become an Environmental Engineer to make the world a better place.Mariah GrunkemeyerParents: Dale and Linda GrunkemeyerClub: Morris ShamrocksMajor Projects: Goats, Swine, Photography, Foods, FloricultureFavorite Project: SwineFuture Plans: Mariah plans to attend the Aveda Fredric’s Institute and major in Cosmetology.Emily Gunter Parents: Nora and Jerry GunterClub: IndependentMajor Projects: Soil & Water Conservation and WildlifeFavorite Project: Soil & Water ConservationFuture Plans: Emily plans to attend Purdue University, West Lafayette.Austin HarmeyerParents: Gerry and Mindy HarmeyerClub: Country KidsMajor Projects:  Swine and Compact TractorFavorite Project: SwineFuture Plans: UndecidedBrooke HartmanParents: Cindy & Joe Volk and Randy HartmanClub: IndependentMajor Projects: Scrapbooking, Photography, Food Preservation, Gift Wrapping, Foods, Arts & CraftsFavorite Project: ScrapbookingFuture Plans: Brooke plans to attend Kettering Medical College in the fall to study Pre-Med/Human Biology. Then she will earn her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies or apply to Medical School.Donald HofffroggeParents: Don and Diane HoffroggeClub:  Ripley WranglersMajor Projects:  Horse & Pony and Game BirdsFavorite Project: Horse & PonyFuture Plans: Donald plans to attend college for heating and cooling.Sarah Hoseus Parents: Nancy and Richard Ricke & David Hoseus and Caretta PriceClub:  Ripley WranglersMajor Projects: Horse & Pony and MicrowaveFavorite Project: Horse & PonyFuture Plans: Sarah plans to attend Xavier University this fall. She will be majoring in Psychology while also taking pre-law programs.Jenna Huber  Parents: Thomas and Jacqueline HuberClub:  Busy BeesMajor Projects: Foods, Photography, Child DevelopmentFavorite Project: PhotographyFuture Plans: Jenna plans to attend Ball State University and major in Radiography.Lindsey HuffmeyerParents: Douglas HuffmeyerClub:  Napoleon 4-H Country ClubMajor Projects: SwineFavorite Project: SwineFuture Plans: Lindsey plans to attend Hanover College and she is undecided on her major.Jamie JohnstonParents: Brian and Kimberly JohnstonClub: IndependentMajor Projects: Horse & Pony, Dairy, Poultry, Fine Arts, RecyclingFavorite Project: RecyclingFuture Plans: Jaime plans to study Media Informatics at NKU.Cheyenne Kern Parents: Gina and Rusty KernClub: Ripley WranglersMajor Projects: Horse & Pony, Photography, ScrapbookingFavorite Project: Horse & PonyFuture Plans: Cheyenne plans to attend the University of Indianapolis to major in Exercise Science. After, she plans on earning her Master’s Degree in order to practice physical therapy. She hopes to work with veterans and children.Alaina McPhersonParents: Allen and Tricia McPhersonClub: Busy BeesMajor Projects: Photography, Foods, Child DevelopmentFavorite Project: Photography (Salon Prints)Future Plans: Alaina plans to attend the University of Evansville to major in Music Therapy and minor in Psychology.Jessie Minneman Parents: Julie and Jim MinnemanClub: Ripley WranglersMajor Projects: Horse & PonyFavorite Project: Horse & PonyFuture Plans: Jessie plans to attend the University of Indianapolis to study Pre-Veterinary Medicine, then transferring to Texas A&M to study Equine Sports Medicine.John Muckerheide  Parents: Thomas and Joyce MuckerheideParents: Thomas and Joyce MuckerheideClub: Napoleon 4-H Country ClubMajor Projects: Wood Science, Foods, PhotographyFavorite Project: Shooting Sports, Wood Science, CattleFuture Plans: John plans to attend the University of Northwestern Ohio to study Automotive Technology and High Performance Motorsports. Dustin Osborne Parents: David and Karen OsborneClub: Hopewell Clover BeesMajor Projects: SwineFavorite Project: SwineFuture Plans: Dustin plans to work and attend Ivy Tech Columbus for Ag Management.last_img read more

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Betty Drew, 81

first_imgBetty Drew, 81, of Greensburg, formerly of Osgood passed away at 7:55pm Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Morning Breeze in Greensburg. She was born in McCreary County, Kentucky on March 26, 1935 the daughter of Wesley and Adina Coffey Gibson. She was married to David Drew on December 27, 1955 and he preceded her in death on June 18, 2000. Survivors include two brothers Donahue (Linda) Gibson of Westport and Hobart Gibson of Versailles; two sisters Trula Thornton of Covington, Kentucky and Delia (Earl) Thomas of Greensburg, along with several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Willie Earl Gibson and James Gibson, and her sister Edna Garrett. Mrs. Drew was a former employee of Dr. Scholl’s shoe factory in Cincinnati and spent much of her free time at the Jennings County Senior Center in North Vernon where she enjoyed dancing. Betty was a member of the Versailles Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 26th at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Bro. Earl Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday from 3pm to 5pm. Memorials may be given to the Shelby Cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

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ICC World Cup Lata Mangeshkar requests MS Dhoni not to retire from International cricket

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: From the time Indian team has finished their World Cup campaign, the speculations started to surround MS Dhoni and his retirement call. Even after finishing the tournament with India’s fourth best batsman, the fans and people who opine the game started to question Dhoni’s position in Indian team.While, the Indian team and management have time and again stated the importance of 38-year-old MS Dhoni, his contribution on and off the field has compelled Dhoni to rethink about his own position in the team. Over the last month and a half, Dhoni tried to play and fit according the hour requirement of the team and time and again tried to get team close to the total.With this, he found a strong supporter in Lata Mangeshkar. The Nightingale of Bollywood has requested the former skipper to not consider retirement as Team India needs him and his game.After Team India’s defeat at the hands of New Zealand at the semi-final of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019, Lata Mangeshkar took to Twitter to support the team. In a tweet, she requested MS Dhoni to not consider taking retirement. She wrote, “Namaskar M S Dhoni ji.Aaj kal main sun rahi hun ke Aap retire hona chahte hain.Kripaya aap aisa mat sochiye.Desh ko aap ke khel ki zaroorat hai aur ye meri bhi request hai ki Retirement ka vichar bhi aap mann mein mat laayiye.@msdhoni (Hello, MS Dhoni ji. Of late, I have been hearing that you want to retire. Please don’t think that way. The country needs your game and it is my request too that you don’t think of retirement.)”Here’s the Tweet:  MS Dhoni has featured in four 50-over World Cups for India. MS Dhoni smashed fifty in last World Cup game against New Zealand. India was knocked out of World Cup 2019 by New Zealand. center_img highlightslast_img read more

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Tour de France cycling.

first_imgKittel wins stage 2 as Froome and Thomas crashGERMANY’s Marcel Kittel won a sprint finish to take the second stage of the Tour de France as Britain’s Geraint Thomas retained the yellow jersey.Defending champion Chris Froome crashed in the wet conditions 30km from the end, but finished without losing any of the advantage he gained over his rivals on stage one.Mark Cavendish was “happy” to finish fourth after a bout of glandular fever.Thomas, who crashed along with Froome, leads Stefan Kung by five seconds.The Welshman, who won the opening time trial on Saturday and finished in the peloton on Sunday, said: “We were all in a decent position, but a few guys came past us pretty quickly and slid and we all just went down.“We got up pretty quickly though. Anything can happen and I wouldn’t take anything for granted. Tomorrow is another day and we will be doing all we can for Froome.”Three-time champion Froome was one of a number of riders involved in the crash as the peloton came off a roundabout during the 203.5km ride from Dusseldorf to Liege, Belgium.He was paced back to the peloton by former world champion and Team Sky team-mate Michal Kwiatkowski but then immediately raised his hand, indicating to his team car that something was wrong.He lost more time changing his bike but Kwiatkowski again waited to help Froome catch up.Asked if he had injured himself, Froome replied: “No. I just lost a little bit of skin from my backside.“That’s the nature of the race. We know in slippery conditions like that, every time the race comes on there’s a big risk something could happen and today there was just a touch of wheels, or someone slid just a few wheels ahead of me, and at those speeds you just can’t avoid it.“I think a few of us went down but thankfully everybody’s OK and got to the finish all right without losing any time to our rivals, so that’s the main thing.”Froome remains sixth, 12 seconds behind Thomas, but crucially 35 seconds ahead of Richie Porte and 36 clear of Nairo Quintana, two of his main rivals for the overall win.Three-time champion Froome was one of a number of riders involved in the crash as the peloton came off a roundabout during the 203.5km ride from Dusseldorf to Liege, Belgium.He was paced back to the peloton by former world champion and Team Sky team-mate Michal Kwiatkowski but then immediately raised his hand, indicating to his team car that something was wrong.He lost more time changing his bike but Kwiatkowski again waited to help Froome catch up.Asked if he had injured himself, Froome replied: “No. I just lost a little bit of skin from my backside.“That’s the nature of the race. We know in slippery conditions like that, every time the race comes on there’s a big risk something could happen and today there was just a touch of wheels, or someone slid just a few wheels ahead of me, and at those speeds you just can’t avoid it.“I think a few of us went down but thankfully everybody’s OK and got to the finish all right without losing any time to our rivals, so that’s the main thing.”Froome remains sixth, 12 seconds behind Thomas, but crucially 35 seconds ahead of Richie Porte and 36 clear of Nairo Quintana, two of his main rivals for the overall win.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

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Syracuse picks up 3 All-ACC Honors

first_img Published on May 11, 2017 at 12:59 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.edu Sydney O’Hara and Alicia Hansen earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team honors this Thursday, making them the first Syracuse (31-18, 10-10 ACC) players to do so since 2015.O’Hara, a pitcher and first baseman, earned her second All-ACC nod by compiling one of the best statistical seasons in Syracuse history. The senior currently leads the nation in batting average (.480) and on-base percentage (.629), while finishing second in saves (6) and strikeouts per seven innings (12.6). O’Hara also leads the ACC in 10 statistical categories and is a top-10 finalist for USA Softball Player of the Year.Hansen, a sophomore, earned her first nod on the All-ACC First Team. The second baseman led the Orange in runs (47) and doubles (11), while finishing second in batting average (.379) and hits (66). Syracuse did not have any players named to the All-ACC Second Team.Alexa Romero did manage to become the first freshman in SU history to make the All-ACC Freshman Team. Romero (12-7) finished her first season ranked eighth in the ACC in ERA (2.72) and fourth in strikeouts (154). The lefty leads Syracuse in both categories.O’Hara did not manage to take home ACC Player of the Year. That award went to Jessica Warren of Florida State. The third baseman finished the season batting .429 with 20 home runs and 63 RBIs.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse looks to keep its season alive in the ACC Quarterfinals this Thursday, May 11, as the sixth-seeded Orange takes on third-seeded North Carolina at Anderson Softball Stadium in Chapel Hill. First pitch slated for 7:30 p.m.All-ACC First TeamChloe Sharabba, Boston CollegeJessica Dreswick, Boston CollegeJessica Warren, Florida StateJessica Burroughs, Florida StateMorgan Klaevemann, Florida StateAlex Powers, Florida StateMeghan King, Florida StateSydney Broderick, Florida StateTyler Ross, NC StateBrittany Pickett, North CarolinaKarley Wester, Notre DameAli Wester, Notre DameSydney O’Hara, SyracuseAlicia Hansen, SyracuseKatie Park, VirginiaAll-ACC Freshman TeamDani Morgan, Florida StateCaitlin Ferguson, LouisvilleJade Caraway, NC StatePeyton Silverman, NC StateBrittany Pickett, North CarolinaValerie Ortega, PittsburghAlexa Romero, SyracuseCarre Eberle, Virginia Tech Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Trojans basketball is on the right path

first_imgAs it seems to every year, March Madness took the absurdity to an even higher level. Last year’s first weekend of hard-fought battles and buzzer-beaters was trumped by double-digit comebacks in less than 60 seconds and tip-ins and bank shots galore. USC had the privilege of joining in on the madness this season, facing off against Providence in a closely contested game that the Trojans unfortunately lost at the buzzer.USC had countless opportunities to put the game away, but its youth and inexperience took over and cost them a matchup with the North Carolina Tar Heels in the second round. That’s the beauty and agony of March, all rolled into one game. USC’s season seemingly ended at least one game prematurely, but hopefully it gives them the drive to make the necessary improvements in the offseason that will propel them beyond the first round next year.The Trojan team surprised everyone this season by even making it into the tournament, showing up a few years ahead of schedule. They were young and fast and flashed glimpses of immense potential throughout the season. Unfortunately, those glimpses were far too infrequent against Providence.However, if the rest of March has demonstrated anything, it is that the way to build a contender in college basketball is not through the one-and-done process. Unless your coach is named Krzyzewski or Calipari, your program is generally better off avoiding these short-lived prospects and developing highly talented recruits into multi-year contributors.That seems to be the model that USC is working on, even in the face of a few transfers that might hurt depth, and it’s the best way to build a perennial contender. One only has to look across town to see the detrimental effects of building a program around highly touted, but transient, recruits.UCLA has lost two talented freshmen to the draft the last two years, leaving their current talent base diminished and overly reliant on Bryce Alford. While they were able to recruit other elite prospects, like Jonah Bolden, for the most part their hopes were pinned on Zach LaVine and Kevon Looney.In contrast, USC has retained all of its significant talent, developing players like junior guard Julian Jacobs and sophomore guard Jordan McLaughlin into stalwarts, who both still have eligibility left to further contribute to the Trojan program. Now, if freshman forwards Bennie Boatwright and Chimezie Metu both return for their sophomore years — which would be the prudent decision to make — they will be able to further bolster their skill sets as well.This is the model for a successful program. Oklahoma, Villanova, North Carolina, and Virginia are all well-coached teams that have a strong depth chart and veteran leadership. That is what USC should aspire to be like. They are well on their way, and with another talented recruiting class coming in, head coach Andy Enfield can solidify the system and help USC leap to the elite tier of the Pac-12.The Trojans need to smooth out their rough edges. They need to improve on defense, particularly in the interior. A full offseason regimen of training and eating at the college level will surely help Metu pack on the requisite weight necessary to be a dominant anchor for an entire season. Working on flexibility and leg strength will help Boatwright be more physical on the low block, complementing his excellent perimeter game and sending his draft stock soaring even higher.The Trojans will be aided by the addition of two talented guards in De’Anthony Melton and Jonah Mathews, in addition to the transfer of former Louisville guard Shaqquan Aaron. The perimeter will continue to be a source of strength for USC, with these additions and the return of most of their core intact.It is the paint where experience and improvement will help the Trojans the most. The Trojans are buoyed by the commitment of 6-foot-10 forward Harrison Henderson, but he is still very thin and needs to bulk up to make a season-long impact in the Pac-12. The hopes of a vastly improved 2016-2017 basketball program will rest on the shoulders of the returning post players.That is how programs like Oklahoma and Villanova have steadily improved each year, and hopefully the Trojans can follow suit. They have the facilities, the resources and now finally, the players to make it happen. This March was insane, but next year’s will be even wilder if the Trojans have the interior presence to make it into April.Jake Davidson is a junior majoring in accounting. His column, “Davidson’s Direction,” runs Mondays.last_img read more

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Fred Done celebrates 50-years in the betting game

first_img Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Share Betfred founder Fred Done (74) is celebrating his 50th year in business, stating to the Manchester Evening News that he ‘will not slow down’.Alongside brother Peter, Fred Done opened his first betting shop ‘Done Bookmakers’ In Pendlebury, Salford, on September 4, 1967.Heading up the family business, Done would create a UK betting behemoth in Betfred which today operates over 1,700 betting shops employing 11,000 staff nationwide.Betfred’s journey from a small family business to becoming a UK ‘Big 4’ bookmaker, joining the ranks of Ladbrokes, Coral and William Hill, has amassed the Done family billions in wealth and marked Fred Done as one of the most recognised businessmen in the North West of England.Done is perhaps one of the few men who has witnessed every cycle of the UK betting industry. The billionaire’s betting inception started during the 1940s and 50s working with his father who ran an illegal bookmaking business due to UK prohibition on gambling.Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Done details UK betting’s birth which saw the rise of the first regional betting businesses during the 1960s and 70s. The formation of listed betting enterprises during the 1980s and 90s, through to the sector’s ongoing digital revolution.As a businessman, Done does not shy away from confrontation or tough decisions. A lover of racing, this September Done stated that Betfred would ‘walk away’ from all association with the sport due to Jockey Club and Arena Racing Company (ARC) dropping Betfred’s Tote Pool services.Done has ordered Betfred’s retail division to close 49 of its 51 on-course betting points by July 2018, a closure that could cost UK racing events approximately £6 million in sponsorship.Ahead of this October’s much anticipated UK government review of the gambling industry which will primarily focus on FOBTs wagering levels and sector-wide advertising standards, Done details that at a retail level a ‘big rethink is needed’.The Salford man states that retail bookmaking will always be his ‘first love’ for betting. However, stakeholders can’t afford to wear rose tinted glasses when dealing with the reality of the highstreet and changing consumer habits. Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Submit Betfred boosts US racing coverage with XB Net deal renewal August 10, 2020last_img read more

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