Chrishell Stause, Gleb Savchenko Had ‘Flirty Relationship’ on ‘DWTS’

first_imgCrossing the line? Dancing With the Stars partners Chrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko “definitely had a flirty relationship” while on the show, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly.The Selling Sunset star, 39, and the Russian dancer, 37, were partnered for season 29 and eliminated during the November 2 show.- Advertisement – Throughout their time together on the competition series, the other “DWTS pros turned their heads” to the pair’s playful dynamic because “they love Gleb and also [his estranged wife] Elena [Samodanova],” the source adds.Chrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko Flirty Relationship DWTS Amid His DivorceChrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko ABC/Kelsey McNealThe cast was “really sensitive about the situation, but also felt like it wasn’t their problem or place to get involved,” the insider says, noting that Stause and Savchenko “had an attraction toward each other right at the beginning.”That instant connection led to the pair “texting a lot and hanging out outside of work,” the source adds.- Advertisement – “Chrishell and Gleb are still texting all the time and have been in contact about the public frenzy surrounding them,” the insider tells Us, referring to Savchenko’s recent divorce news. “Chrishell isn’t bothered by the attention either.”The former soap opera star “isn’t concerned about what [her estranged husband] Justin Hartley thinks of it all and is super over him and has moved on and is focused on the next thing,” the source says.Chrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko Flirty Relationship DWTS Amid His DivorceGleb Savchenko and Chrishell Stause ABC/Eric McCandlessFor now, the pair “are just having fun and neither of them are expecting/wanting their relationship to become serious.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Earlier this month, Samodanova, 36, announced that she and her husband of 14 years were separating. Savchenko confirmed the split to Us in a statement.“It is with a heavy heart that I tell you my wife and I are parting ways after 14 years of marriage,” the choreographer told Us. “We still intend to coparent our wonderful children together who we love so dearly, and we will strive to continue to be the best parents that we can to them.”The timing of the breakup caused some to think that Stause’s working relationship with the dancer was partially to blame, but Savchenko denied that she had any part in it.Chrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko Flirty Relationship DWTS Amid His Divorce Elena SamodanovaGleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova Broadimage/Shutterstock“I will not stand by and allow false accusations and internet rumors go unaddressed. My relationship with Chrishell was and remains strictly platonic,” he told Us, denying his estranged wife’s accusations of a “recent inappropriate relationship” amid their breakup. “Our friendship during our season on DWTS was not the reason for our split. Elena and I have had longstanding issues in our marriage.”Stause, for her part, addressed her involvement in an Instagram Story post, noting that she was “saddened about the news” of the couple’s split.“It is unfortunate that this has caused rumors to swirl about my personal life. Having gone through a public split myself, I would not wish this one anyone,” Stause, who is in the midst of a divorce from This Is Us star, 43, wrote on November 6. “As you can imagine, the countless hours of training, and dance rehearsals has created a strong supportive friendship, but nothing more.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories!last_img read more

Group sets out to bring back LB’s lost waves

first_imgThe breakwater reduced the famed 10-foot-high breakers into grayish brown, listless ripples that crawl up the sand and retreat just as pitifully. Only on rare days can a swell sneak through a small opening in the breakwater to create rideable waves. The enclosure has also trapped urban debris that floats down the Los Angeles River and dumps into Long Beach harbor. The first time Robert Palmer took his 7-year-old daughter to the beach, she emerged from the murky water with plastic bags wrapped around her legs. “You can walk out to the water here, be knee deep and you can’t see your toes,” Palmer said. Over time Long Beach went from seaside resort to thriving port town. The silhouette of giant cranes and cargo containers are now fixtures in its skyline. In the mid-1990s, the Navy moved to San Diego but left the breakwater behind. Changing any part of the federally owned rock wall, however, will be tough. It helps protect one of the country’s busiest ports, as well as housing and businesses that have grown up near the beach. Orange garabaldi fish thrive near the breakwater along with lobster, birds, sea lions and other animals. “The biggest concern for us is if it created all these waves in here and made it difficult to move cargo all the time – it would be a disaster for us,” said Art Wong, a spokesman for the Port of Long Beach, which reported annual revenue of $400million to $450 million. The initial $100,000 study is expected to begin within the next few months to determine, among other things, if changing the breakwater would restore the ecosystem and improve water quality by opening up the flow of water. More in-depth studies could eventually determine the cost and whether parts of the breakwater could be removed or partly knocked down. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican who represents part of Long Beach and bills himself as the surfing congressman, is doubtful the breakwater will ever be changed unless it would dramatically improve the water. “I don’t think it will because the expense of it is enormous – we’re talking hundreds of millions of dollars,” he said. And even if they are successful, Tracy Egoscue, a Long Beach resident who heads a nonprofit group working to ensure clean water in Santa Monica Bay, said it would be unrealistic to expect a quick fix to “the toxic soup we’ve all created.” Egoscue, the executive director of the Santa Monica BayKeeper, believes the focus should be cleaning up the Los Angeles River upstream. “Dilution is not the solution,” she said. “If you open up the ocean and push the problems out, you’re just pushing the problem out.” On a recent summer day the city’s beaches and parking lots were largely empty in stark contrast to other Southern California beach cities famous for their bluish-green waters and classic curls. Just south, in the self-dubbed “Surf City” of Huntington Beach, idling cars waited for coveted spaces. Members of the Long Beach chapter of the Surfrider Foundation realize 10-foot waves will never roll back into town, but bringing cleaner waters and an occasional set of breakers would be just fine. “Best case scenario another 10 years,” said the octogenarian Hendricks. “At least I’d be able to be here to watch it. I might not be able to walk, but they could roll me into the ocean and away I’d go.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I don’t like to go down there because I can see what it was,” said Hendricks, 82, who learned to ride the waves there in the 1930s. The world’s biggest breakwater wiped out the “Waikiki of California” more than 50 years ago and replaced it with a stagnant pond that rarely kicks up any surf – something Hendricks and the Surfrider Foundation have been working to change. The decadelong effort got an unexpected boost this year when the city gained the dubious distinction of having the state’s most bacteria-polluted beaches, prompting embarrassed city officials to fund a study that could be the first step in reconfiguring the breakwater to let in some surf. “Some action needs to be taken to restore our shore,” said Councilman Patrick O’Donnell, who promoted the study. “I was down at the beach at 11 a.m., and it was just me and the lifeguard.” In better days, Long Beach hosted the first national board surfing contest in 1938 but has seen only sporadic surf since Harry Truman was president. In 1949, the federal government completed a 60-foot-tall, eight-mile wall of sand and granite boulders to protect a Navy base. By Noaki Schwartz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Over seven decades of body surfing, Ed Hendricks has mastered the art of catching the perfect wave: kick as fast as possible, get a deep gulp of air and make like a bullet as the wave arches up and thrusts you along its face toward shore. Most important, don’t look for your wave in Long Beach. last_img read more

GAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS JUNIORS REACH CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL AFTER WIN OVER HARPS

first_imgTir Chonaill Gaels GAA News:JuniorsThe Juniors proceeded to the semi-final of the championship on Sunday were they overcame Dulwich Harps in Ruislip in a winner takes all game. The Gaels shot into a 1-2 to 0-1 lead before Dulwich Harps got a goal back. That was the closest Harps got to the Gaels with the boys going on a 20 minute scoring spree to lead 3-9 to 1-1 at the break. The Gaels kept up the pressure after the break and the game was over as a contest after 15 mins with the final score 4-18 to 1-02. It was a stirring performance from the lads knowing that a loss would have put them out of the championship. Liam O’Regan and Gerard Geraghty led the defence well, Gavin McEvoy, Ryan Kearney and Ryan Elliott had good games in the middle with the main man McGinley rattling the onion bag for the 2nd game in a row.Next up is St Anthony’s next Sunday 13th September in Ruislip at 4.30pm in the semi-final who will provide a much sterner test for the boys.SeniorsThe seniors have had two quiet weekends, next up is Neasdan Gaels in the championship in Greenford on Saturday 12th September at 4pm.ReservesThe reserves play Fulham Irish in the championship at 2.30pm on Saturday 12th September in Greenford. A must win game for the boys.Charity CycleAway from football, all roads lead to Glen in Donegal this weekend. Stocker and his band of merry men depart from Co Down on Thursday on a 4 day trek across Ulster taking in 6 of the 9 counties and finishing in Glen on Saturday evening. There are numerous ex-Gaels joining in on various stages throughout the 4 days and it promises to be a great social occasion also. Stephen, Paul, Frank and Seamus have put in a great effort in organising the cycle and we wish them all the best and hope they raise a lot of money for the various cancer charities. If you wish to make an online donation you can do so by visiting www.justgiving.com/TCGcharitycycle and thank you for your support.Vintage DaySunday saw another great day at Tir Chonaill Park were the annual Vintage Day drew another massive crowd who basked in glorious weather. Daniel O’Donnell and his wife Majella attended and were great sports; posing for photographs with Daniel singing a few songs to everyone’s delight. There were numerous bands, events, stalls auctions and raffles which raising massive amounts of money for charities. Well done to Tiny and his committee for another great day.Lottery Results – 3rd September 2015Numbers drawn 5, 10, 11 & 12Jackpot £1,450 – No Winner£25 Lucky Dip WinnersEddie Doyle, c/o TCGLucy McLoughlin, LiverpoolAlan Walsh, Club ChefBarney Breen, c/o TCGNext draw 10 September at the clubhouseJackpot £1,500Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comGAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS JUNIORS REACH CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL AFTER WIN OVER HARPS was last modified: September 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Sportlast_img read more

Brand South Africa calls on citizens to know and live your Constitution

first_imgJohannesburg, 4 October 2016 – Brand South Africa will this week launch the ‘Play Your Part and Know Your Constitution, Play Your Part and Live Your Constitution’ campaign.This is in line with Brand South Africa’s mandate to contribute to national efforts to inspire pride, patriotism and active citizenship amongst the citizens of our country. This is the ethos that will drive citizens to play their part to strengthen the Nation Brand and its value proposition domestically and internationally.The Play Your Part and Know Your Constitution, Play Your Part and Live Your Constitution campaign is premised on the notion that knowledge and awareness is a powerful tool that can be used to safeguard embrace South Africa’s democracy.Brand South Africa’s General Manager for Marketing Ms Sithembile Ntombela says, “The Nation Brand’s democratic dispensation rests on the fundamental principles of freedom, social justice, equality and human dignity – and this generation owes it to those who will come after us to entrench these values into the social fabric of our country.”The three-month campaign which commenced on 1 October 2016 aims to empower people with knowledge and information on their rights as enshrined in the Bill of Rights. This awareness will be integral to the promotion and advancement of South Africa’s constitutional values.“To understand the spirit of our Constitution, one has to reflect on South Africa’s democratic journey and discover those common values that shaped it. Yet the application of the values of the Constitution requires interrogation as our social fabric evolves. Our campaign aims to highlight some of these contemporary issues while continuing to empower citizens about their rights as embodied in the highest law of our land,” concluded Ntombela.Listen out for the ad on Metro, 5FM, Tru Fm, YFM, TUT, VOW, UJ FM this week and let us know your thoughts on #InspiredByMyConstitution #SANationBrandlast_img read more

‘Emery won’t win the title with Arsenal’

first_imgArsenal ‘Emery won’t win the title with Arsenal’ – Parlour expects lack of funds to hold new boss back Chris Burton 02:06 5/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Unai Emery Arsenal Getty/Goal Arsenal Premier League The former midfielder believes the big spending of champions Manchester City and other rivals will keep the Gunners away from the top-flight crown Unai Emery will not deliver Premier League title success at Arsenal as big-spending rivals will continue to dominate, says Ray Parlour.The Gunners are about to open a new chapter after 22 years with Arsene Wenger at the helm, with the Frenchman having been famed for a frugal approach to recruitment throughout his reign.It may be that the purse strings are loosened a little under a new boss, with Emery being charged with the task of returning the club to the top four and challenging for major honours. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now The Spaniard is a proven winner from spells at Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain, but Parlour fears the grandest of prizes in England will prove beyond him as he lacks the financial support to challenge.The former Gunners midfielder told talkSPORT: “I would love him to do it, but I’m going to say no.“I think Man City are going to get stronger and stronger, and I think Pep Guardiola is going to stick around.“I can’t see who’s going to challenge them.“Top four is going to be important [for Arsenal].“They’ve got to get back into the Champions League, so, for me, top four will be a very successful season.”Parlour added: “Unless there’s massive investment, the same as at Man City, [they’ll never win the league].“Man City will go out and buy the big players. If Pep Guardiola stays around and they keep trying to make the squad better, it’s going to be very difficult.”Arsenal’s last title triumph came back in 2003-04 when their iconic team of ‘Invincibles’ secured domestic dominance in style.They have only finished as runners-up on two occasions since then, with a humbling period of regression endured under Wenger.The last two campaigns have seen the Gunners lose their standing among the Champions League elite, with the club having to console themselves with Thursday night football in the Europa League.last_img read more

Wynn Group pulls out of Freeport resort purchase

first_img Related Items:#AMResorts, #magneticmedianews, #WynnGroup Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 25, 2017 – Nassau – All guessing is unnecessary now as the Wynn Group, in an exclusive interview with the Nassau Guardian has announced that it will pull out of the Grand Bahama deal to purchase the three resort strip and is now looking to get its refundable deposit back from owners, Hutchison Whompoa.Wynn is still not saying why they have opted out of the purchase though and are not revealing what was in the agreement, described as a bullet point letter of intent with the PLP Administration in May.    What was said is that while Wynn will work with  any of the resorts to see the revival of the Lucayan Strip, they prefer the #AMResorts which is the largest tour operator in the United States.AMResorts accounts for 20% of bookings within the Caribbean and Mexico and currently has no footprint in The Bahamas.    #WynnGroup, CEO, Paul Wynn shared much in that interview including that they are still interest in Grand Bahama if the Government was interested in revisiting their idea of what must happen on the troubled tourist strip.The Wynn Group is moving onto other business in Nassau; a hotel to come for Goodman’s Bay called, the Kimpton Hotel.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Heavy Use for New Heavy Weapons Range at Ft Bragg

first_imgAfter the opening of a new multipurpose machine gun range at Fort Bragg was delayed for four years, soldiers have been keeping the training area busy as they attempt to qualify on the service’s biggest weapons.Range 66A — which was built for soldiers to train using the M249 squad automatic weapon, M2 .50-caliber machine gun, MK 19 grenade launcher and M240 machine gun — has been used every day since it opened in September. The range is the first of its kind at the North Carolina post and is booked through the next four months, reported the Fayetteville Observer.With 87 live fire ranges, Fort Bragg has more training ranges than any two other installations put together. But without a range to qualify on heavy weapons, soldiers needed to secure a waiver to count their qualification scores from other ranges.The range was scheduled to open in 2011, but contractor issues pushed back the opening until last fall, according to the story. It was built at a cost estimated between $3 million and $5 million.The range features 150 automated targets and sensors to provide soldiers’ scores in real time. The targets range in distance from 100 yards to almost one mile away, and appear and disappear as part of a synchronized display.Having the ability to program different scenarios allows staff to essentially create a new range.“We have the options,” said Master Sgt. Kris Barnette. “That’s great. They won’t become familiar with one thing.” Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

New theory suggests platybelodon had a separate trunk

first_imgOsborn’s reconstruction of Platybelodon from his 1936 book Proboscidea. Credit: American Museum of Natural History, via the Biodiversity Heritage Library/Wired By most standards, the platybelodon was an odd looking animal—while resembling modern elephants, it also had a protruding lower jaw with horizontal teeth that Sanders believes were used in a scythe-like manner to mow down grass for consumption. Platybelodon fossils were first discovered and described back in the early 1920’s. Since that time, many more fossils (particularly in China) have been found helping to give researchers a better picture of what the animal actually looked like. It’s now pretty clear that they lived approximately 8 to 20 million years ago in Africa, Asia and even made their way to North America. But because their upper mouth region, snout or trunk, was made of softer material that didn’t fossilize very well, researchers have not been able to see what the upper part of the mouth or trunk actually looked like. For that reason, they have had to put forth theories to explain why an animal would grow a lower jaw the way it did and how an upper mouth or trunk might make best use of what it had—otherwise, neither would have evolved the way it did.The earliest depictions of platybelodon show an elephant-like creature with a dexterous upper mouth and large, equally dexterous tongue. The thinking, by one of the first to try to understand how the animal looked—Henry Osborn—was that platybelodon simply used its mouth parts to grab food and eat it, much like most other grazers. Paleontologist David Lambert, suggested back in 1992, however, that careful study of the teeth on the bottom jaw indicated the animal used them for slicing grass, a feat which would have been difficult for a simple normal grazer. Now, Sanders is weighing in, suggesting that the answer is simple—platybelodon had a trunk like modern elephants, but rather than simply using it to yank food from the ground to stuff into its mouth, it used it to hold onto thick tough grasses while sawing with its lower teeth. That would explain, he says, why the trait evolved—it was a way to help feed a large animal that had to subsist on grass that was too tough to simply yank from the ground. New advance on Platybelodon from the Linxia Basin of China This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org) —Noted paleontologist William Sanders of the University of Michigan has suggested via email to Matt Simon of Wired Magazine, that earlier depictions of platybelodon with a gaping mouth are likely misrepresenting what the ancient elephant-like animal actually looked like.center_img Explore further Citation: New theory suggests platybelodon had a separate trunk (2013, October 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-10-theory-platybelodon-trunk.html © 2013 Phys.orglast_img read more