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Chris Grayling: No plan to allow nude weddings

first_imgBBC News 18 January 2015Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has dismissed reports the government is planning to allow nude weddings.He was asked if a change in the law was being considered as part of a review of marriage laws.“Not as far as I’m aware and I’ve certainly no intention of doing so,” he told the BBC’s Sunday Politics show.The government was looking into humanist marriages in England and Wales, he said.Humanism is a secular philosophy. Humanist weddings are not legally recognised in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – but they are legal in Scotland.The Daily Mail reported on Tuesday that ministers had ordered a rethink of wedding laws, which could allow naturists to conduct weddings if the rules were changed.http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-30871092last_img read more

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ORVC 2013 Girls Golf Meet & Awards

first_imgThe 2013 ORVC Girls Golf meet was held at The Sunrise Golf Course in Madison.The Southwestern Lady Rebels were the team champions with a score of 476.David Bright of Southwestern was named ORVC Coach of the Year.Sydney Keane of Jac-Cen-Del was the Medalist with a score of 91 and also selected as The ORVC Mental Attitude Award Winner.Team scores and All-ORVC Team are available on this link.ORVC 2013 Girls Golf Meet & AwardsSubmitted by ORVC Correspondent Travis Calvert.last_img

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Berry tops IMCA Modified feature at Durbin Memorial

first_imgBrian Osantowski made his move to the front of the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod field with two circuits to go and was chased to the checkers by Brayton Carter and Dusty Masolini.  One hundred and six cars packed the pits for the second annual Durbin Memorial. next Thursday is the 21st annual Ron Little Memorial/Midwest Madness Tour event. Berry had some challenges but stayed tough out front as he went on to the win. Tom Berry Jr. took the $1,000 IMCA Modified feature win at Stuart Speedway’s Jake Durbin Memorial Wednesday night. (Photo by Jim Zimmerline) By Josh Reynolds Buck Schafroth cruised to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers ahead of Dallon Murty and Damon Murty. Chuck Madden Jr. sailed to the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win with Dylan Nelson second with Brandon Cox third.  Dylan Thornton and Jordy Nelson were on the front row for Wednesday’s main event. Nelson led early with Todd Shute waiting in the wings. A lap six caution slowed the field and when flagman Jamie Schirm waved the green it was Berry powering to the lead with Richie Gustin in tow. STUART, Iowa (June 24) – Tom Berry Jr. turned away all challengers and went home with both the IMCA Modified feature win and a $1,000 check from Stuart Speedway’s Jake Durbin Memorial. Owen Richards led the distance of the Mach-1 Sport Compact main event. Hunter Patrick and Tyler Fiebelkorn rounded out the top three. Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Berry crossed the stripe ahead of Gustin with Cayden Carter third. Tim Ward was fourth and Shute fifth. Modified feature results – 1. Tom Berry Jr.; 2. Richie Gustin; 3. Cayden Carter; 4. Tim Ward; 5. Todd Shute; 6. Nick Roberts; 7. Ethan Braaksma; 8. Josh Gilman; 9. Dylan Thornton; 10. Tony Cox; 11. Chase Rudolf; 12. Jesse Dennis; 13. Jeff James; 14. Anthony Hofbauer; 15. Kyle Brown; 16. Colton Horner; 17. Scott Simatovich; 18. Zack Rawlins; 19. Cory Sauerman; 20. Martin Bennett; 21. Mike Albertsen; 22. Jordy Nelson; 23. Matthew Meinecke; 24. John Davis.last_img read more

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Fear factor fuels Lambert

first_img Press Association Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert admits fear is a big spur in making him a better manager. “Aye, train without goalkeepers,” Lambert joked when asked if Villa could do anything differently to end their goalless run. “We do finishing and crossing every day. You can’t put everything on Christian (Benteke)’s doorstep as he’s just coming back and he’s getting better every game. “There are goalscorers here. We will score. We have to get the creativity firing, but we’re doing everything we can. “Once a player is over the line they are the ones who play the game.” Monday’s 2-0 defeat at QPR put more pressure on Lambert from fans but he insisted he relishes the challenge. He said: “I know what the game is like. I have never felt comfortable as a manager. I always live in fear. That’s what I like. I was like that as a player. It’s professionalism, nothing other than your own professionalism. “I’ve been in this position loads of times, even as a player. But you can’t wilt under the pressure. “I’m not one to sit on my backside doing nothing. It’s not about monetary things or anything like that, I just want to do my best for this football club. I want to drive it on. I’m not one for sitting comfortably, never. “I enjoy living on the edge. There are two ways of going about it – you can come in fighting or wilt and I’m never going to do that. I was never like that as a player so I won’t do that now. I love being here and want to do my best. I know the expectancy level of it. “If you live under fear you perform better. Criticism is part of the game, if you’re not getting criticised or praised then people are not talking about you so you may as well get one of the two.” Villa have not scored in 531 minutes since Gabriel Agbonlahor’s winner in their 1-0 victory at Liverpool in September. They are the lowest scorers in all four divisions but Lambert is adamant the goals will come. The Scot has come under fire after Villa’s run of five straight defeats without scoring ahead of the visit of Tottenham on Sunday. Lambert signed a new four-year contract in September but has not seen his side win in the Barclays Premier League since. last_img read more

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Cricket News BCCI acting president finally opens up about Delhi and Mohali encounter

first_imghighlights He also confirmed that there has never been any discussion on shifting of venues.”As far as a backup venue is concerned, the BCCI always has alternate arrangements in place in case a venue expresses its inability to hold a game.It was nice of Saurashtra to put their hand up but as of now, it will not be necessary,” Khanna said.Meanwhile, the series between two teams is expected to be full of enthusiasm and should be a delight to watch. The first of five-match ODI series is scheduled to start on March 2 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Series against Australia will also be India’s last assignment before the forthcoming World cup. However, this remains to be seen, if India can fix their 15 member squad post this series. (With Inputs: PTI) Acting President cleared the air surrounded the game in Delhi and Mohali. The series opener will be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Saurashtra has put their case forward to host the game in case of an emergency.  New Delhi: The BCCI has “no plans to shift” India’s final two ODIs against Australia in Mohali and Delhi, the cricket board’s acting president CK Khanna said Friday. There were reports that in the wake of increased tensions between India and Pakistan after the neighbouring country violated the Indian airspace in Jammu and Kashmir, the BCCI was considering taking the last two ODIs out of the northern region. The fourth ODI in Mohali is scheduled on March 10 while the fifth game at Delhi will be held on March 13. Saurashtra had reportedly offered to host one of the games.”There is certainly no such plan to shift any of the games from their original venues. I can confirm that both ODIs in Mohali and Delhi, is happening as per schedule,” Khanna told PTI. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Chelsea Bank on Kante Return as Mourinho’s United Visit Stamford Bridge

first_imgIt will also signal a return to Chelsea for Jose Mourinho – who spent five years at the club over two spells as manager – and he has lost three of his last four away games against sides he’s previously managed.United currently sit second in the Premier League table – five points behind leaders Man City – and have won their last three games in all competitions without conceding, including last weekend’s 1-0 victory against Tottenham in the league.Alongside Kante, his former Leicester team-mate Danny Drinkwater could also make his Premier League debut. Right wing-back Victor Moses (hamstring) is the only definite absentee, with captain Gary Cahill poised to start in defence despite his early tactical substitution in the loss at Roma.Jose Mourinho does not expect to have any of his injured players back for today’s clash. United were without five players for Tuesday’s Champions League win over Benfica while Jesse Lingard picked up a back problem.Paul Pogba, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo have all spent significant time on the sidelines.Manchester United’s 2-0 victory in their last meeting with Chelsea ended a run of 12 games without a win against them in all competitions. They last won back-to-back meetings with the Blues in September 2011.United have lost more Premier League games (17) and conceded more Premier League goals (66) against Chelsea than they have against any other side in the competition.Antonio Conte’s side have already lost as many home Premier League games this season as they did in 2016-17 overall (2).Antonio Conte has won 112 points as Chelsea manager in his 48 Premier League games in charge, 11 points fewer than Jose Mourinho had at this point of his Chelsea managerial career (123). Mourinho lost just one of his first 48 Premier League games in charge of the club (W38 D9 L1), but Conte has already lost eight times (W36 D4 L8).Twenty-one per cent of the total Premier League goals scored in the final 10 minutes of games this season (10/47) have been netted by Manchester United.Manchester United substitutes have scored seven goals and assisted four more (both league-highs) this season so far – Anthony Martial has provided six of these 11 substitute goal involvements (four goals, two assists); more than any other player.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Chelsea will give N’Golo Kante every chance to prove his fitness when they host Manchester United in the Premier League sunday. The midfielder has been missing since picking up a hamstring injury last month but could return to action at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea will be looking to bounce back from a 3-0 loss at Roma in their midweek Champions League match and they have a good recent record against today’s opponents – losing just one of their last 15 home Premier League games with United (W9 D5), with that defeatlast_img read more

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Badgers have no answer for No. 1 Gophers in sweep

first_imgAmid thundering chants of “Let’s go red” from a sell-out crowd in the Kohl Center Saturday night, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team hit the ice to face top-ranked Minnesota in the second game of the weekend series. Despite the Badgers’ high energy and home-ice advantage, the Gophers proved why they are the No.1 team in the country, trouncing Wisconsin 4-0.The game was exciting from the moment it began, with the Badgers emerging from behind a layer of fog and stepping into an arena filled with flashing lights, blaring music, and a charged crowd of 13,573 fans.“It was a pretty big adrenaline rush for our team,” goaltender Alex Rigsby said of the atmosphere. “We’ve never had the fog machine before, and it was exciting to come out [and] have the huge attendance already. It was loud in there, and we were really lucky to have the support that we do.”From the second the puck was dropped both teams were off, setting a high pace that seemed to pressure the other to not ease up. The two looked evenly matched throughout the first period, Minnesota getting six shots off and Wisconsin taking seven, with quality scoring chances on each side of the ice.“It’s one of those games where the team that scores first probably has a good chance of winning,” Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson said.And he was right, as halfway through the second period, Minnesota forward Kelly Terry snuck past a Wisconsin defender and, just to the right of Rigsby, hit the top shelf on a laser of a wrist shot, earning Minnesota the crucial first goal of the game and what proved to be the only goal that mattered.From that point on, the Gophers’ momentum started building and, though Wisconsin put up a fight, Minnesota’s bid for the sweep could not be thwarted.The second goal came with just more than two minutes left in the same period, when a Minnesota defender took a shot from the top of the circle. Rigsby blocked this initial shot, but when she allowed a rebound, the Gophers’ leading scorers pounced. Minnesota’s Rachael Bona found the loose puck along the right endline and slipped a pass behind Rigsby through the crease to a wide open Hannah Brandt, both of whom lead the Gophers with 50 points apiece. Brandt had a wide open net to shoot at with Rigsby out of position and tucked the puck inside the left post for a two-goal lead.The last two goals came at the beginning and middle of the third period, both consisting of a Gopher taking the puck behind the Wisconsin net, only to throw a pass behind them to a teammate waiting out in front.Despite a lopsided score, the WCHA’s top two teams looked evenly matched throughout the majority of the game. Minnesota totaled 27 shots and Wisconsin racked up 24, both teams kept penalties to a minimum and there was just as much playing time in one end as there was in the other.With the loss, the Badgers now haven’t seen a win against Minnesota since the 2011-2012 season, marking 10 straight losses, the longest losing streak for Wisconsin against their border rival in the all-time series.Rigsby explained that at this point UW is just trying to keep looking forward.“I’m tired of losing to this team,” Rigsby said. “We’re definitely going to face them again, no doubt, so hopefully we’ll be able to capitalize on our opportunities, refocus and make sure we do the little things right to succeed.”Badgers fall short FridayThe top two teams in the nation came together Friday night at LaBahn Arena in what was one of the fastest-paced games of the season. The Wisconsin women’s hockey team hosted Minnesota in the first of the two-game series, fighting tooth and nail until the very last minute against the No. 1 ranked Golden Gophers, but eventually walking away with a tough 3-2 loss.The two rivals showed their love for one another by starting off the Valentine’s Day game with four penalties in the first period. Wisconsin ran a successful penalty kill early on while senior defense Natalie Berg served two minutes in the box for hooking, though it was far from easy. Minnesota swarmed the net, consistently putting the pressure on senior goalie Alex Rigsby, who blocked all five shots directed her way while play was five-on-four.Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson had prepared his Badgers for this situation and anticipated a high pace being set early on by opposing head coach Brad Frost and his Gopher players.“[The Gophers] play at a really high pace, and if you’re going to compete with them you have to play fast and you have to take care of the puck and certainly try not to take too many penalties,” Johnson said. “They’ve got some high-powered forwards that create scoring opportunities and if you don’t defend well you’re going to be left looking a little silly.”Later on in the first period, Minnesota received two penalties back-to-back, giving UW a five-on-three advantage. Right as the first penalty expired, still leaving Wisconsin with a one man advantage, forward Brittany Ammerman put Wisconsin on the scoreboard. Defenseman Courtney Burke started the play, moving the puck over to the top of the right circle to forward Katy Josephs, who fired a shot into a crowd of players in front of Minnesota goaltender Amanda Leveille (21 saves). Ammerman was among those in the heavy traffic and redirected Josephs’ shot into the back of the Minnesota net.“We just had good puck possession so I stayed out there and just found a presence in front of the net,” Ammerman said of her goal. “It was a good momentum-shift for us.”There was still plenty of time to play after Wisconsin’s initial goal and Minnesota was far from yielding to the Badgers. Answering back, the Gophers put up a goal of their own 5 minutes and 44 seconds into the second period, followed by a second one in the beginning of the third at the 3:37 mark to take the 2-1 lead over Wisconsin.But just a few minutes later, looking for an opening to break out of the defensive zone, Wisconsin defenseman Kelly Jaminski pushed the puck up to forward Blayre Turnbull. Turnbull flew down the left side of the ice, and, on approaching the Gophers’ goaltender Leveille, split two Minnesota defenders and tossed the puck over Leveille’s shoulder, into the back of the net, bringing all of LaBahn Arena to its feet.“It’s a good response,” Johnson said of Turnbull’s breakaway goal. “[Minnesota] defends very well, so they get up 2-1 and you know you may not get another goal, but [Turnbull] took it upon herself and had a nice rush and created energy.”But Turnbull’s end-to-end goal still wasn’t enough to discourage the Gophers. A little less than four minutes later Minnesota racked up what turned out to be the game-winning goal on a broken play inside the Badgers’ defensive zone. Gopher defenseman Rachel Ramsey was surrounded by several Badger players upon entering the zone, leaving a wide-open Dani Cameranesi in front of the net. Ramsey promptly fed Cameranesi, who one-timed the pass past Rigsby to give the Gophers the 3-2 lead and the lead for good with 10 minutes and 58 seconds left to play.Wisconsin pulled Rigsby (30 saves) with more than a minute left in the game, but despite several quality chances the Badgers could not reach the back of the net, falling in a heartbreaker on what was senior night for Rigsby and five others, including Jaminski, Natalie Berg, Madison Packer, Ilana Friedman and Stefanie McKeough.“It’s definitely disappointing,” Rigsby said. “I thought our team played really well, but obviously it didn’t end the way we wanted. It’s never fun to come home and lose in your own rink, but all that aside I thought we played really well tonight and we’ll be ready for tomorrow night.”last_img read more

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GAA’s religion-like status keeps its games alive

first_imgThat’s the view of former Tipperary hurler Paddy Stapleton, who thinks other games would have fallen by the wayside if they were organised in the same way as the association’s.The Borrisoleigh clubman is particularly concerned about the long gaps between matches for non-intercounty players.He says the GAA’s enduring presence is remarkable given the largely self-inflicted problems it faces.last_img

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Curry Sets New Record as Warriors Beat Cavs

first_imgStephen Curry set a new NBA finals record, scoring nine three-pointers in the Golden State Warriors’ 122-103 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers as they took a 2-0 lead in the series.Curry, 30, surpassed the previous record of eight three-pointers, as he top-scored with 33 points in Oakland.The Warriors, the defending champions, are two games away from their third title in four years. Game three in the best-of-seven series is in Cleveland on Wednesday.The Cavaliers’ LeBron James, who scored 51 points in their overtime defeat in game one, was restricted to 29 points on Sunday night.Kevin Durant added 26 points for the Warriors, who were also boosted by the return of Klay Thompson from injury.Speaking about the record after the game, Curry said: “That’s a pretty cool deal to accomplish.“But at the end of the day, it’s all about trying to get a win and doing whatever you can to make that happen.”Ray Allen had set the previous record with the Boston Celtics in 2010.“Pretty special night, and hopefully some more special things happen and we get two more wins,” said Curry.Warriors coach Steve Kerr added: “He was tremendous. You know, nine threes and seemed to hit the big shot every time we needed one.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Carry On Friends: The Caribbean American Podcast

first_imgWhy do Jamaicans like to say second-generation Jamaicans born and raised in the U.S. aren’t Jamaican? What is it like growing up in America as a Trinidadian? How does it feel to work in a predominantly white workplace as a Caribbean American? How can we adapt and excel as Caribbean folks living here? These are some of the questions explored head on Carry On Friends, The Caribbean American Podcast – a talk show filled to the brim with accents that are Caribbean-with-a-hint-of-American, an authentically energetic Caribbean vibes, and thoughtful dialogue around our unique, shared experience in a mostly white, multicultural America. The HostThe podcast, which is available on Apple Podcasts, is the brainchild of 39-year-old, Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown, who was born in Jamaica and has lived most of her life in New York. Reid-Brown says she started Carry on Friends after entering the workforce and realizing that the subtleties of her Caribbean-bred work ethic and workplace social cues were not often understood by her largely American bosses and co-workers. “I realized that there wasn’t a lot of information for a career-focused Caribbean American, brought up in a Caribbean household, understanding what it’s like to work in an American workplace. That was one reason why I started. And then I wanted to talk about the other aspects of the Caribbean American experience,” she says. Caribbean Americans PerspectivesAccording to Reid-Brown, her goal with the podcast is to serve the Caribbean American community by diving into its distinct perspectives and the experiences of being a person of Caribbean descent living in the US. “There are so many little nuances that make up our experiences. It’s good to feel represented or see representation of parts of that experience. It gives a level of validation, especially in a world that tends to kind of wash over and generalize,” she shares.As a podcast host, Reid-Brown has developed a tenacity for analyzing the Caribbean American experience. She deems community and ambition as factors that have long driven Caribbean American people to thrive. She says, Caribbean Americans most often come to the US knowing that they will need to lend a helping hand and even financial support to family members back home. This, she believes, arms us with the resilience to survive and excel. She also says, that once here, as immigrants we tend to band together, developing strong community bonds that also help us thrive.  However, she explains, despite our ability to rise, there are still integral economic mindset limitations we need to overcome. “We know how to start businesses, but we don’t do a good job of scaling businesses. We don’t do a good job of passing down knowledge to really be good entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs the way that young people now are doing it. So, I think the challenge is reframing traditional ideas about what it means to be a business person or an owner. In some cases, we are a community when it comes to certain things – but we are very fragmented when it comes to business, and building enterprises and viable strong businesses.” Reid-Brown has been a speaker at Podcast Movement, Haiti Tech Summit, Caribbean Digital Divas and various career, entrepreneurship, podcast and Caribbean culture panels. Through her business, Breadfruit Media, she also helps other Caribbean Americans launch and produce their own podcasts.last_img read more

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