5 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Bride.

first_img Share 40 Views   no discussions Share LifestyleRelationships 5 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Bride. by: – June 10, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! by Reader’s Digest MagazineWhether you have the ear of a bride-to-be or a recently wedded one, there are a few topics that should be off limit if you would like to stay in her good graces.DON’T SAY…Get whatever you want. It’s your day! The financial aspects of a wedding are private and can be very tense. Do not get involved. Don’t suggest a live band over a DJ, a seven-tiered cake over a smaller one, or any other amazing sight you saw at another wedding. If she could afford fireworks, she’d probably be getting them.Why aren’t you inviting…my brother, our roommate in college, the cute guy from the coffee shop, your ex-boyfriend? Again, there is almost no doubt that the guest list is in teeth-grinding negotiations. Stay out of it, unless asked. Even then, think twice. Almost always the proper response is: Whatever you would like.Will you be wearing white? Every woman, second marriages included, has the right to wear whatever color she desires. Celebration.com notes that the “traditional white wedding gown actually hails from ancient Rome, when white was a color of celebration, and not a symbol of purity.” But, it’s best not to mention this statistic on the wedding day.When are you going to start a family? Again, it’s none of your business. Comment on the dress, the lovely flowers, the weather—but don’t talk about a baby. You never know, there could be a bun already in the oven. However, don’t start this rumor.Anything at all about divorce. Everyone knows the grim statistics. Don’t bring it up as a joke. Don’t even say the word. And definitely don’t ask about a prenup. It’s none of your business. Send well wishes.Source: Brides.com, celebration.com.au, wmctv.com, wboc.comlast_img read more

Man Utd to land £60m-rated Portuguese star from Sporting

first_img The goalscoring midfielder, 25, is expected to agree a five-year contract worth around £100,000 a week. Read Also: Inter Milan make move for Man United defenderHe has scored 15 times and provided 13 assists for Sporting in 25 matches so far this season.Last term he clocked up an incredible 32 goals and 18 assists in 53 games.United remain keen to offload Marcos Rojo as part of the deal but may have to cough up part of his £80,000-a-week wages for Sporting to take him.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United are set to sign £60million Sporting Lisbon sensation Bruno Fernandes by the end of the week.Advertisement Officials from both clubs met in London to thrash out a deal and the Sporting representatives have flown back to finalise the move.Portugal star Fernandes signed a new deal at Sporting just SIX WEEKS ago — but sources felt he was still likely to leave.He should provide United with a much-needed creative spark, as well as chipping in with plenty of goals himself.center_img Loading… Promoted ContentA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith10 Outrageous Ideas That Made People Ridiculously RichTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney Princesses”Chronicles Of Narnia” Fans Were Bemused To See How She Looks NowBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?last_img read more

VanDeest makes late pass for Urbana 5 checkers at Benton County

first_imgBy Ryan ClarkVINTON, Iowa (June 11) – Two last-lap passes and a photo finish provided for arguably the best night of racing so far this season at Benton County Speedway.A field of 105 race teams assembled for Sunday’s third annual Urbana 5 Memorial/Iowa Donor Network event, which celebrated the memory of five area youth killed in a car accident in Benton County.The Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, paying $1,500 to the winner, headlined the event. An extra $350 was also up for grabs for anyone who could beat Tony Olson, the winner of the race each of the last two seasons.It was pole sitter Sam Wieben surging to the early lead of the 20-lapper. He built a sizable advantage while Jared VanDeest and Joey Schaefer worked through traffic from mid-pack starts.Cautions on laps five and 14 kept the field bunched, however Wieben maintained the point throughout.VanDeest kept pace with the leader following the lap 14 restart and ran the high side while Wieben remained committed to the low groove. VanDeest surged ahead as the white flag waved and held on for the $1,850 payday.Wieben ran second ahead of Schaefer and Olson, who started 24th.The story was similar in the IMCA Modified main, which paid a winner’s share of $1,000.Patrick Flannagan led that 20-lapper to green while Tyler Droste quickly positioned himself to challenge from a third row start.Running the high side, Flannagan was able to hold Droste at bay until Droste pulled a slider in the waning laps. Although he briefly stole the lead a couple of times, Flannagan maintained the lead at the line over the final circuits to secure victory and add his name to the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Kyle Brown and Scott Hogan ran third and fourth, respectively.Nathan Wood led all 16 laps of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature but had to hold on by inches at the line to beat a hard-charging Damon Murty for the win.Nathan Ballard raced to his third straight IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win and his fifth of the season in that 15-lapper.Todd Cooney took the lead on lap two and dominated the IMCA Late Model main for his third win of the year.Feature Results Northern SportMods – 1. Jared VanDeest, Grundy Center; 2. Sam Wieben, Dysart; 3. Joey Schaefer, Waterloo; 4. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids; 5. Dakoda Sellers, Waverly; 6. Frank Packer, Queensland, Australia; 7. Ryan King, Montour; 8. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids; 9. Danny Dvorak, Vinton; 10. Jason Purvis, Boone; 11. Matt Petrzelka, Norway; 12. Joe Docekal, Dysart; 13. Kyle Bentley, Fairbank; 14. Taylor Musselman, Norwalk; 15. Aaron Mitchell, Palo; 16. Brian Kauffman, Cedar Rapids; 17. Ben Chapman, Clarence; 18. Brian Sondag, Urbana; 19. Rob Aimers, Marion; 20. Scott Meyers, Newhall; 21. Scott Williams, Atkins; 22. Curt Hilmer, Dysart; 23. Johnathon Logue, Boone; 24. Jeremy Lech, Vinton.Modifieds – 1. Patrick Flannagan, Cedar Rapids; 2. Tyler Droste, Waterloo; 3. Kyle Brown, Madrid; 4. Scott Hogan, Vinton; 5. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 6. Todd Shute, Des Moines; 7. Corey Dripps, Waterloo; 8. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 9. David Brown, Kellogg; 10. Ryan Maitland, Waterloo; 11. Jason Snyder, Dunkerton; 12. Colby Heishman, Brooklyn; 13. Tony Snyder, Readlyn; 14. Brandon Maitland, Waterloo; 15. Dennis Betzer, Central City; 16. Mitch Manternach, Manchester; 17. Josh Barta, Cedar Falls; 18. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; 19. Jerry Dedrick, Vinton.Late Models – 1. Todd Cooney, Des Moines; 2. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon; 3. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove; 4. Brunson Behning, Davenport; 5. Greg Kastli, Waterloo; 6. Dirk Hamilton, Jesup; 7. Curtis Glover, Des Moines; 8. Bryce Carey, Nashua; 9. Scott Welsh, Cedar Rapids; 10. Brandon Morris, Cedar Rapids.Stock Cars – 1. Nathan Wood, Sigourney; 2. Damon Murty, Chelsea; 3. Scooter Dulin, Cedar Rapids; 4. Justin Stander, Shellsburg; 5. Kevin Rose, Waterloo; 6. Shane Ebaugh, Evansdale; 7. Curtis Roster, Vinton; 8. John Oliver Jr., Danville; 9. Norman Chesmore, Rowley; 10. Chad Siems, Shellsburg; 11. Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids; 12. Brandon Jacoby, Waterloo; 13. Tyler Carey, Nashua.Hobby Stocks – 1. Nathan Ballard, Marengo; 2. Daniel Wauters, Iowa City; 3. Matt Brown, Dysart; 4. Quinton Miller, Independence; 5. Matt Pohlman, Keystone; 6. Jeremiah Wilson, Waterloo; 7. Justin Ginther, Independence; 8. Derrick Thran, Grundy Center; 9. Scott Siems, Cedar Rapids; 10. Brett Vanous, Quasqueton; 11. Jacob Floyd, Cedar Rapids; 12. Cory Tharp, Waterloo; 13. Leah Wroten, Independence; 14. Kyle Dulin, Keystone; 15. Dale Kite, Keystone; 16. Justin Wacha, Vinton.last_img read more

Saints secure vital point

first_imgJason Puncheon came off the bench to grab a 1-1 draw for Southampton and all but secure their safety, just as it looked as though Sunderland had saved themselves in their Barclays Premier League clash at the Stadium of Light. Southampton started confidently and skipper Rickie Lambert steered a shot harmlessly wide from Adam Lallana’s seventh-minute free-kick, but despite their early dominance, they struggled to create further openings in a tepid first 25 minutes or so. However, as the half wore on, keepers Simon Mignolet and Artur Boruc had to pay greater attention as the game started to open up. The Belgium international had to make a fine reaction save to keep out Jay Rodriguez’s 32nd-minute snapshot and was then grateful to see Lambert scuff another effort wide of the far post four minutes later. But he was even more relieved with three minutes of the half remaining when Lambert managed to control Steve Davis’ driven cross, but failed to get any power into his shot. In the meantime, Boruc had got down to claim Adam Johnson’s weak shot after John O’Shea had headed down a Sebastian Larsson corner. Half-time substitute Connor Wickham’s aggression immediately gave the home side greater presence, although it was the Saints who continued to make the better chances with central defender Jose Fonte powering in a 51st-minute header from a Davis corner which forced Mignolet into another good save. However, Sunderland might have taken the lead within seconds when full-back Danny Rose, playing the final game of his loan spell from Tottenham – the Black Cats’ opponents next weekend – fired the ball across the face of goal only for Danny Graham to completely miss his kick as the chance to claim a first goal in a red and white shirt passed him by. It was the Black Cats who broke the deadlock in superb style with 22 minutes remaining. For once, the Saints found themselves pinned back inside their own penalty area and when Johnson slid the ball to the overlapping Bardsley, he smashed a right-foot shot across Boruc and with the help of a slight deflection off Jos Hooiveld, inside the far post. But the joy was short-lived after Pochettino made a double change which paid off within four minutes.Ward-Prowse crossed from the left for Puncheon to power a header towards goal, only to be denied by the brilliance of Mignolet, but the Saints man reacted first to poke the rebound into the roof of the net. The midfielder struck with 14 minutes remaining after fellow substitute James Ward-Prowse provided the ammunition to cancel out Phil Bardsley’s opener, and in the process left the home side still looking over their shoulders. A point will still prove enough if Wigan lose at Arsenal on Tuesday evening for Paolo Di Canio’s men and only a heavy defeat on the final day coupled with other results going against them will see Mauricio Pochettino’s side go down. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Slow start frustrates Sherwood

first_img Fourth-placed Liverpool’s emphatic defeat of Arsenal on Saturday increased the importance of this afternoon’s encounter at White Hart Lane, which looked to only be going one way as the visitors came flying out the blocks. However, Tottenham somehow managed to ride the first-half storm and took full advantage, sneaking an important 1-0 win thanks to Emmanuel Adebayor’s decisive strike. Head coach Tim Sherwood was unhappy to see Tottenham make another slow start but pleased by the way they kicked on to secure a win that left Everton counterpart Roberto Martinez understandably frustrated. Sherwood was pleased by the way the players responded to his half-time pep talk, but knows his side cannot afford to continue making the slow starts that have become all too regular of late. “I keep finding myself coming in here and saying the same thing,” he said. “We started slow again and we have got to find out the reason why. “Hugo Lloris has kept us in the game again early on and made some great saves, one especially. “We have got to address it because we started slowly against Man City and we were out of the game. It could easily have happened again today. “But we managed to sit them down, have a little chat and decided that we needed to put some more pressure on them higher up the field which was the game plan originally. “We were nice and compact in the middle of the park but we were far too deep and if you give them space, they have good players who will open you up and that is what they did in the first half. “So in the second half we stepped into them a little bit, made them play quicker and they gave us the ball back. “They never had a shot at goal in the second half and we looked like we were going to score.” Press Association While the manner of victory left as many questions as answers, the result means Spurs jump above the visitors into fifth to keep the pressure on Liverpool. “We keep looking at the top-four chase every weekend, thinking teams are going to drop points but they are not doing that,” Sherwood said. “Fourth place will be determined by how many points we pick up from these teams in and around you so we made a good start of that today. “We beat Man United at Old Trafford and won today so its not too bad.” Next up for Spurs is a trip to Newcastle on Wednesday, while Everton boss Martinez has to prepare for Crystal Palace wondering how they left White Hart Lane without anything to show for their endeavours. “I think we started the game really, really well,” the Everton boss said. “My concern before the game was being able to come to White Hart Lane and be ourselves, control the game and impose ourselves on the opposition and we did that. “It is fair to say at times in football you are better to be lucky than good and today we played the good role, not the lucky one. “But I thought from our point of view the only criticism about the first-half performance is that you need to hit the back of the net with the chances we had. “I thought Lloris was outstanding in two actions, but then we had three very, very good opportunities that on another day we would have scored that important first goal. “In the second half, without reaching our real highs, I thought we restricted Spurs to very little. “If you were to tell me Spurs would have one shot on target before the game, I would have taken that. “Looking at the performance, it is disappointing because we didn’t get the result but if we can take this performance into the next 13 games we’re going to get a lot of points. You hope football is not going to be that harsh on us again.” The defeat was made even harder to swallow for Everton as they were denied what appeared to be a clear stoppage-time penalty after substitute Etienne Capoue clumsily took down Seamus Coleman. “I haven’t seen the replay but it looked a very sloppy incident,” Martinez said. “I think it was a careless challenge. He tries to win the ball and didn’t at all. “I’m not sure if there was enough contact for a penalty, but I’ve seen them given. “You need a little bit of luck and it was one of those days for us.” last_img read more

Badminton time

first_img Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) The Mount Desert Island YMCA Badminton Open is set for Oct. 1-12. Scheduled events are Men’s and Women’s Singles; and Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles. The event features round robin preliminaries followed by a double elimination tournament. Participants are guaranteed a 3-game minimum. Game shuttles will be Yonex Mavis 350 (yellow) medium speed. Fenceviewer Staff Latest Posts Bio Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014center_img Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 For the singles tournament Saturday, play begins at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $15/person or $10 for students. The doubles tournament begins at 10 a.m. Sunday. Cost is $20 per team. For more information, contact Aaron at sports@mdiymca.org 288-3511 or Nishi at nrajakaruna@gmail.com. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Syracuse scores 3 unanswered goals in 3-1 win against Penn State

first_imgFrom behind the net, Kelli Rowswell took the puck and carried it out. She skated around the faceoff circle, positioned herself right in the shooting lane, and let the shot off. Penn State goalie Chantal Burke extended her right leg.Rowswell’s individual effort gave the Orange a 2-1 lead they would not relinquish. But the puck was only in the offensive zone because her teammate, Jessica DiGirolamo’s active stick intercepted the Nittany Lions breakout pass in the neutral zone. After losing to Penn State the night before and conceding the first goal of Saturday’s game,  Syracuse scored three unanswered goals over the final 40 minutes against the Nittany Lions. Rowswell’s tally — her seventh of the season —  proved to be the game-winner and lifted Syracuse (8-16-1, 7-4-1 College Hockey America) over Penn State (10-10-6, 5-4-3), 3-1. “It’s a world of difference when our kids engaged physically,” head coach Paul Flanagan said. “I mean, when you get involved physically and use your body just to protect the puck, to make a play, instead of reaching with our sticks I thought we were a lot more engaged.” From puck drop, both teams aggressively hunted the puck and got involved in the corners, seeking the first goal of the match. Occasionally, that puck aggression and physicality backfired, resulting in penalties for both sides: five for Syracuse and three for Penn State. With five minutes to play in the second, Savannah Rennie checked a Penn State skater as they battled for the puck in the corner, and the referee immediately stuck his hand in the air.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Penn State and Syracuse weren’t killing off penalties, they peppered shots toward Burke and SU goalie Allison Small, trying to force a rebound and break the stalemate. Syracuse finished the opening 20 minutes with 12 shots. Penn State put 13 on Small in the first period alone. On Friday night, the Nittany Lions never managed more than eight in a period. “Yesterday we didn’t really get many pucks through,” Lauren Bellefontaine said. “Our main goal today was to get shots on the net so we got more chances and rebounds. Because our shots were high yesterday, we either missed or she [Burke]  just easily saved it.”That style of play was the same reason Penn State scored its only goal of the night midway through the second period. A shot from the blue line by SU defender Shelby Calof was stopped short by a pair of Nittany Lions’ legs, bouncing off the blue and white-clad shin right into the path of PSU forward Mikayla Lantto. With Calof out of position, Lantto started on a breakaway and roofed the shot past Small after a double-deke. Three minutes later, though, Syracuse’s aggressiveness paid dividends. DiGirolamo teed up a shot from the point and the rebound off Burke was corralled by Victoria Klimek, who buried the rebound to equalize the game. Just fifty-two seconds after Klimek equalized, Rowswell gave the Orange the lead. Coming into tonight, Nittany Lions goalie Burke hadn’t let in a goal in over 100 minutes of play, but in less than a minute Syracuse had scored all it needed to win.“Generating a lot of shots, that definitely helps,” said Rowswell. “You always want to increase your opportunities to score by getting on net.”Syracuse put three fewer shots on net compared to Friday’s game, but the quality of the shots taken by the Orange was much higher, Bellefontaine said. In its first game against the Nittany Lions, SU consistently shot high where Burke could easily trap the puck or watch it sail harmlessly over the crossbar. But on Saturday, the Orange shot much lower to the ground, forcing Burke to give up rebounds for secondary opportunities or allowing tips en route to the net. In the third period, Penn State began to take shots from all across the ice, looking for an equalizing goal. Much like last night, Small played one of the strongest games of her season, stopping 39 of 40 shots, and making acrobatic saves. Hard-fought conference opponents like Penn State are going to be more common the later into the season the Orange get. All six schools in the intimate CHA vying for playoff spots will employ a similar tactic of physicality.Against the Orange, Penn State couldn’t equalize, despite having a power play from a Lindsay Eastwood holding call in the final minutes. And with 20 seconds remaining, Rennie scored on the empty net, securing the SU win. “I think we just wanted it more today than yesterday,” Bellefontaine said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 25, 2020 at 8:49 pm Contact Will: wrhentsc@syr.edulast_img read more

NWFL Super 4: Okon Vows to Win Trophy

first_imgHead Coach of Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt, Edwin Okon, has vowed to win the maiden Nigeria Women Professional League Super 4 scheduled to hold in Benin City.Speaking from his base in Port Harcourt, the vastly experienced former Super Falcons Head Coach, said he was however not underrating the three other teams that will be taking part in the championship, but was sure that with the experience of his players, the support of the River State government and the determination of the entire squad, victory will surely come to his team. “We are not saying the championship is going to be a stroll in the park for us, because we know that standards will be very high and they have even getting higher since the present NWFL leadership took over, what we are saying is that we will work very hard to win the trophy”.Okon, commended the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, his deputy, Philip Shaibu and the people of Edo State for offering to host the championship.“The Governor and the people of Edo State have shown uncommon love for women football, because they just hosted the Falconets in Benin City and next will be the Super, its been long we saw such magnanimity“Needless to talk about the sagacious leadership of Aisha Falode and her team, who are taking the standard of the game to new heights in the country and we are sure soon it will be Africa and the world”, Okon concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Scully on radio better when in sync with television

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Some were confused why they couldn’t go to the KLAC website to hear the audio feed, but that was also explained on Twitter: You needed to subscribe to MLB.tv.As a last resort — or, something to consider doing first next time — send an email to a well-placed source at KLAC and ask politely.Wish granted, by the fourth inning. We’ll call it an act of God to have the voice of Scully come within at least a second or two closer to what we had been experiencing.It came with a verification on KLAC’s Twitter account at about 8 p.m.: “We’re here to please Dodger Nation.”Because, by that point, having Scully available to describe playoff baseball is a treat that should not be missed.It was easily a situation set up where sound could have trumped vision.As soon as Scully came on the air and before the first pitch was thrown, Scully was already enthralled by the noise generated by the Atlanta crowd, particularly the war chant as they did the border-line insensitive tomahawk chop.“Listen,” Scully simply said, then backed off as the crowd filled the speakers. “I haven’t been here in years but the thing I never forget is that chant.”There was the option of flipping over to KSPN-AM (710) to hear Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser describe the game — much better synched up to the video. But, honestly, why?Scully, unrestricted by a simulcast that is included in his usual first-three innings of radio work and left to his own devices without having to put captions on a Dodger telecast, was able to weave the crowd in and out as an ongoing theme Thursday, noting how it ebbed and flowed as the Braves quickly found themselves falling behind and unable to catch up.As the Dodgers’ Adrian Gonzalez connected on a third-inning home run, Scully noted: “And you’re not going to hear the crowd now. It sounds more like a library. The crowd has been taken out … for now.”Thankfully, he didn’t take the opportunity to explain a library.As much as you might want Scully to be included in any TV broadcast, maybe we have it better this way. Scully, just on radio, is where the master has control of the canvas. Close your eyes and enjoy. Simply press “switch audio feed” on the app and you’ll pick up seven seconds, came one tweet.Run the radio signal through the DVR and delay the video seven seconds, came another.If you have postseason.tv and download NexDef, use the DVR function to synch things up, suggested a guy with the handle LACordCutter.Go to XM Radio and synch it up with your DVR and it’ll work quite nicely, offered Jim at p368241.If we could plus the radio antenna into our toaster oven, turned on the browning element and wrapped tin foil around the whole operation, with our cell phone charger as a conduit, we’d have been apt to try it.center_img Synchronicity can be so simple and yet so seemingly complicated at the same time.Those trying to match up Vin Scully’s KLAC-AM (570) call of the Dodgers-Braves opener to their NL Division Series with the pictures provided by TBS on Thursday were in a time-warp mind-bending wrestling match, depending on the uncooperative cable or dish provider in question.Some with DirecTV couldn’t get the audio from a home entertainment center radio feed closer than 10 seconds ahead of the video. Others had the opposite experience, especially if they, as many were, still occupied their office space when the 5:30 p.m. game started, leading to them tapping into their MLB.com app to pick up the Dodgers’ flagship radio.What to do to resolve the issue? Open it up to social media, for starters.last_img read more

Srđan Savić to play for FC Zrinjski

first_imgFormer football player of Zvijezda from Gradačac, Srđan Savić is the fourth player acquired by football club Zrinjski from Mostar, reports sportsport.baSrđan Savić was born in 1985 in Tuzla and he’s a midfield –defensive midfield player with market value of 200 000 EUR.Zrinjski will start with trainings next Wednesday, and first European match will be played on 4 July , without Hrvoje Miličević, young player who’ll play for BiH national team at the World Tournament which is being held in Turkey from 21 June to 13 July.(photo: bbc.co.uk)last_img read more