Carly Pearce Has Learned to ‘Take Back the Power’ Amid Divorce

first_imgPearce has become a symbol of women empowerment throughout her career, and she has no signs of stopping now.“I think I [will] just continue to write what I know and what I go through,” she said of her music moving forward. “I am a 30-year-old woman, and obviously [I’ve] been through things that a lot of girls and women have been through.”- Advertisement – Silver linings. Carly Pearce opened up about how she has grown over the past year following her split from estranged husband Michael Ray.“I think for me, I’ve learned how strong I am,” the country singer, 30, exclusively told Us Weekly on Thursday, November 12, after slaying the 2020 CMA Awards red carpet with some help from Hot Tools 24K One Step Pro Blowout and Styler. “[I] learned what it really means to just take back the power.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – She feels it is her “duty” to continue to sing about her ups and downs and “write things that empower women in the way that I want to be empowered and feel good about.”Us confirmed in June that Pearce and Ryan had called it quits after tying the knot in Nashville in October 2019.The pair sparked relationship speculation in July 2018 and announced their engagement five months later.Carly Pearce Has Learned Take Back Power Amid DivorceCarly Pearce and Michael Ray AFF-USA/ShutterstockIn the wake of her breakup, Pearce took the 2020 CMAs stage to perform her hit “I Hope You’re Happy Now.” The track, which is a breakup anthem, features Lee Brice on the album version.Brice, 41, was not at the awards show after he tested positive for COVID-19. He was replaced by Lady A’s Charles Kelley.“I truly have no words for this one,” the “Next Girl” singer wrote via Instagram ahead of the big night. “I have dreamt of singing one of my songs on the @cma awards since I was a little girl, and it’s finally happening. Watch Country Music’s Biggest Night LIVE next Wednesday on ABC as I perform ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’ with @leebrice! (And probably low key cry into my microphone) #cmaawards.”With reporting by Kayley StumpeListen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! The “It Won’t Always Be Like This” singer announced her separation from Ray, 32, in June and noted that it has not been easy to navigate such a public breakup.Carly Pearce Has Learned Take Back Power Amid DivorceCarly Pearce. Andrew H. Walker/Shutterstock“When you go through things publicly, there’s no hiding. You just kind of have to own it and I’m owning that and trying to see the good in it,” she explained. “I think the good in it is that I’m now able to be somebody that’s reminding women at their worst [all’s not lost].”The “Every Little Thing” songstress added: “If I can save a woman from being in a relationship or being in something that makes her feel not worthy, then it’s worth it.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Stop importing hydropower from Quebec

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionNot all hydro-power generation is renewable. Economic advisors to Hydro-Quebec U.S. fail to mention that the “Hydro- Quebec reservoir based hydropower system” has built mega dams on pristine wilderness rivers in Canada, creating methane gas releases and mercury concentrations in water. This has resulted in driving Native Americans away from their hunting and foraging way of life, thus destroying their culture. One of these projects in James Bay was opposed and defeated by a coalition of Native Americans of the Cree Nation, environmentalists and New York state unions who banded together in the 1980s. They realized that a better way was to harness renewable energy and energy conservation locally, thus creating long-term employment and avoiding the pitfalls of environmentally unsound, massive centralized energy production. At the time, Gov. Mario Cuomo was looking at developing long-term contracts with Hydro-Quebec to finance their mega-dam projects. After becoming aware of the consequences, he changed his mind. In Quebec, the territory of Labrador is now being pulled into similar projects by the Province of Newfoundland and utility companies there to make the same mistakes by damming the Churchill River.Would that Gov. Andrew Cuomo review and follow his father’s legacy in this area rather than import more energy form Quebec.Fred PfeifferAlbanyMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Feds: Albany man sentenced for role in romance scamEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Brisbane affordability rises: Survey

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoBrisbane dropped 15 spots to 41st place — meaning it was considered relatively more affordable now.Adelaide scored 75, ranking 51 (-21), Sydney scored 89 and was the most expensive here in 16th position, though it still was a drop of 6 places, and Melbourne scored 86 in 22nd position (-8).But the catch is locals may not necessarily realise the gains in affordability, with exchange rate volatility named as the biggest cause of the Aussie falls. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Would you pay $2m to rent this? Stars aligning for buyers How superstars do holidays in Auscenter_img “Weaker local currencies have pushed all five Australian and two New Zealand cities surveyed down in the ranking. Sydney has fallen from tenth spot last year to 16th, while Melbourne (22nd) is no longer in the top 20. Similarly, Auckland and Wellington in New Zealand tumbled down by 14 and 17 places respectively,” a statement from The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Worldwide Cost of Living Survey said. The most expensive cities in the world were Singapore (score 107) and Hong Kong — which jumped three spots to become equal first. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK A Royal Australian Air Force EA-18G Growler flies over the Brisbane skyline in preparation for the city’s annual Riverfire fireworks display. Picture: AAP Image/Darren England.Brisbane is now a much cheaper place to live, coming in 41st in a new cost of living survey that sees it tied with Wellington and Bangkok — but there’s a sting in the tail.The Worldwide Cost of Living Survey — which compared the price of over 150 items in 133 cities globally, found that all Australian capitals had become relatively cheaper — dropping from as much as 18 places and as little as six.While Brisbane logged a score of 78 which saw it drop 15 spots to 41st place, the biggest mover for Australian capitals was Perth which dropped 18 spots to 64th with a score of 69. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWSlast_img read more

Antique police emphasize role in COVID-19 outbreak

first_imgEscobar addedthat police personnel will maintain to carry out thorough checkpoint operationsamong vehicles passing through the various towns of this province. She also encouraged the Antiqueños to stay indoors especially when they are sick, and avoid visiting crowded places for a period of time.(With a report from PIA/PN) Meanwhile, PHOHealth Education and Promotion Officer Irene Duldoco urged the public to alwayspractice proper hand washing, cough etiquette and to seek early healthconsultation if symptoms of coronavirus such fever, cough, sneezing anddifficulty in breathing would show. SAN JOSE,Antique – The police forces of this province are closely coordinating with theProvincial Health Office (PHO) in response to the pressing issue of thecoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)in the country. AntiqueProvincial Police Office Deputy Director for Operations Lieutenant ColonelNorby Escobar said during a recent conference that cops were tasked to assistthe Department of Health (DOH) in the conduct of COVID contact tracing.center_img “Stay healthy all the time and stay hydrated to prevent the spread of the disease among us,” Duldoco said. Antique Provincial Police Office Deputy Director for Operations Lieutenant Colonel Norby Escobar says that the role of the police personnel in this province is to assist the Department of Health in the conduct of coronavirus tracing. PNA “Our role, as directedby the regional office, is to assist the Department of Health in the conduct ofcontact tracing and transfer of nCoV (COVID-19) patient,” Escobar emphasized.last_img read more

Man flees deputies after hitting parked vehicle

first_imgHartsville, IN—The Batholomew County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance in Hartsville Thursday afternoon. Paul Foley, 33, Hope, fled in his vehicle. After hitting a parked truck Foley then fled on foot.After a few hours, Foley was located in a field and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, leaving the scene of an accident, and reckless driving.last_img

Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe signings come on the same day when rookies reported to the team’s stadium for coronavirus testing in preparation for training camp. Gross-Matos is a defensive end from Penn State, while Pride played cornerback for Notre Dame.VIRUS OUTBREAK-RUSSIA-HOCKEYRussian team leaves tournament after positive testsMOSCOW (AP) — A Russian team playing in the Kontinental Hockey League has withdrawn from a pre-season tournament after 20 people from the club tested positive for the coronavirus. July 21, 2020 The general manager of Avangard Omsk says the positive tests come from players and members of team staff who were tested during training camp. He adds that the people are in isolation and that most don’t have obvious symptoms.The last KHL season was cut short midway through the playoffs when the coronavirus pandemic made international travel difficult.The KHL is aiming to start the new season on Sept. 2.WOMEN’S SOCCER-LOS ANGELESPortman, Nortman to bring women’s soccer team to LA Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappVIRUS OUTBREAK-TENNIS-CITI OPENAugust tournament in Washington, D.C. is canceledWASHINGTON (AP) — The tournament that was supposed to mark the official return of men’s professional tennis amid the coronavirus pandemic has been canceled. Update on the latest sportscenter_img LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Natalie Portman and venture capitalist Kara Nortman lead a group that will bring an expansion National Women’s Soccer League team to the Los Angeles area in 2022. The team, tentatively named Angel City, will bring the league to 11 teams. Louisville FC joins the nine current NWSL clubs next season. Portman and Nortman are joined by gaming entrepreneur Julie Uhrman, who is president in the majority-female group. Others involved include actors Eva Longoria, America Ferrera, Jennifer Garner and Uzo Aduba.,Update on the latest sports Associated Press The Citi Open in Washington, scheduled to start with Aug. 13 qualifying, was called off Tuesday because of what tournament manager Mark Ein said are “too many unresolved external issues, including various international travel restrictions as well as troubling health and safety trends.” The men’s and women’s pro tours both have been suspended since March and are planning to return next month. The first event on the most recently announced calendar is a women’s tournament in Palermo, Italy, starting Aug. 3.NFL-PANTHERSPanthers sign draft picksCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have signed second-round draft pick Yetur Gross-Matos and fourth-round selection Tony Pride Jr. to rookie contracts. The agents for both players announced the signings on Twitter. last_img read more

SB : Syracuse begins year with underdog mentality despite national attention

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on February 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Nick: nctoney@syr.edu | @nicktoneytweetscenter_img Leigh Ross has no reason to play the underdog card with this Syracuse team. Not when the Orange won 45 games, earned its first-ever NCAA tournament victory and returns seven starters from its historic 2011 season.Ross knows Syracuse isn’t sneaking up on anyone this year. Still, the sixth-year head coach is sticking with what works, instilling an underdog attitude in the preseason despite some national attention surrounding the program.‘The underdog mentality is still there,’ Ross said. ‘There’s no reason it should be. Even if someone is picking us, they’ll be someone picking against us.’Syracuse enters the season hoping to build off last season with its core group of players back. Even with that experience back, the Orange is also looking to gain more respect. Though Syracuse received more first-place votes than any other Big East team in the preseason coaches poll, it was picked to finish second behind DePaul — a team the Orange shut out in the Big East tournament semifinals last season en route to its second straight conference title.The Orange returns five seniors who have been at the center of the program’s rise. Lisaira Daniels, Lacey Kohl, Kelly Saco and Stephanie Watts can all hit for average and power. They lead a solid lineup that averaged 5.4 runs per game last season in support of returning Big East Pitcher of the Year Jenna Caira. Caira boasted a 1.51 ERA and won 35 games behind the strength of the offense and her renowned changeup.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse does have one major hole to fill on the roster, though. SU lost third baseman Hallie Gibbs to graduation. Gibbs finished her career second all-time at SU in home runs and led the Orange in home runs and RBI last season.Gibbs was the team’s consistent power threat, but Ross said losing her won’t make or break the chances of this year’s experienced team.‘She was a huge loss,’ Ross said. ‘But I know we have players ready to step up on the field, and we have players who are ready to play in an expanded role.’More importantly, this year’s team has more than just Gibbs as a leader. SU will trust its seniors to carry the Orange into the 2012 postseason.‘The older kids have shown strong leadership,’ Ross said. ‘That’s something that really excites me, seeing how our five seniors have made this their team and put this season in their hands.’ And Watts said even the freshmen players look ready to step up. But though this year’s team may be more ‘well-rounded,’ Watts said the underdog theme will stick around.The senior second baseman keeps her freshman season in the back of her mind as a reminder of how far the Orange still has to go. Three years ago, SU went to the Big East tournament and was knocked out in the first round by South Florida.That failure stuck with Watts despite helping SU win the last two conference tournaments.Ross said the high expectations only motivate her team. Not long ago, no one knew about SU’s talented roster except the players who believed they could turn around what was a once struggling program.‘We always said, ‘Hey, we can compete with some good teams,” Ross said. ‘It’s great that we’re getting attention, but it really doesn’t matter right now. Being projected to win and actually winning are two separate things entirely.’With that in mind, the head coach said her players have been told to steer clear of the hype generated by the program’s recent success.And Ross said her players have bought in. Even Caira was surprised to hear the team has been picked by some as a top-20 team in the country.‘Someone picked us? That’s great,’ Caira said. ‘That’s intense and that’s what we strive to do every year. We want to be a contender, but until we are, we’re the underdog.’nctoney@syr.edulast_img read more

Syracuse football primer: What to know for Wake Forest week

first_imgSyracuse (1-0) faces Wake Forest (1-0) in Week 2 looking to pick up its second win of the season at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. Here’s everything you need to know entering SU’s first Atlantic Coast Conference game this season.Tougher competitionThe Orange is coming off a 47-0 win on Friday over Rhode Island, a Football Championship Subdivision team that finished just 1-11 last year. While Syracuse put up eye-popping statistics — 426 yards of total offense, 40 minutes of possession and 4 rushing yards allowed — the quality of opponent must calm fans’ excitement.The Demon Deacons are significantly better than URI, but WFU did finish as the worst team in the ACC last season. While only the second week of the season, it might be the Orange’s most winnable conference game all year.SU beat Wake Forest on the road last season, 30-7, for one of its three wins.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCloudy outlookWith senior Terrel Hunt now out for the season with a torn right Achilles, true freshman Eric Dungey is Syracuse’s starting quarterback. Dungey, who beat out sophomore Austin Wilson for the No. 2 spot in training camp, went 10-of-17 for 114 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions against Rhode Island.After Friday’s win, offensive coordinator Tim Lester said Dungey made some freshman mistakes, but stayed composed throughout the game. He showed positive signs, but his first ACC game will be a bit more of a challenge.Dungey is listed at 6 feet, 3 inches and at 202 pounds. Scout.com ranked him with three stars and as the No. 91 quarterback in the 2015 class.Injury reportIn addition to Hunt, sophomore hybrid Ervin Philips left the game in the first half with a lower-body injury. He had two receptions for 41 yards and two touchdowns in the first half.First-string junior running back Devante McFarlane didn’t play against Rhode Island despite being in pads on the sideline. After the game, head coach Scott Shafer said he was banged up in training camp, but he’ll be ready for Wake Forest.Game-week coverageFor all Syracuse-Wake Forest updates leading up to and during the game, you can follow @DOSports on Twitter and keep up regularly with dailyorange.com. Comments Published on September 7, 2015 at 1:44 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Beach volleyball has six wins in tournament

first_imgA weekend trip to the Sunshine State yielded great results for the No. 2-ranked beach volleyball team, who came away with six wins in dominating fashion at the fourth annual Florida International University Surf and Turf Invitational in Miami, Florida.In the tournament, the Women of Troy (17-2) played three top-10 teams and recorded 5-0 sweeps over South Carolina, Tulane, No. 10 Florida International and Florida Atlantic, while tallying 4-1 victories over No. 8 Georgia State and No. 9 Stetson to add to the third-longest winning streak in program history at 13 matches in a row.As the lone West Coast team in the field, USC met five of these teams for the first time in program history. However, the defending national champions would make quick work of their opponents in South Beach, losing just two of the 30 total games they played on the weekend.With six matches scheduled in two days, head coach Anna Collier was pleased with her team’s efforts.“I thought the girls played very well overall, especially in extreme heat,” Collier said. “It was very hot and there was some good, significant wind out there which was also difficult, but I think they handled all of the elements and all of the matches really well.”The Trojans started off the tournament on the right foot on Friday morning when they defeated No. 8 Georgia State, 4-1. USC won in straight sets at Courts 1, 2 and 3 to quickly seal the match, while sophomore Jo Kremer and graduate student Zoe Nightingale added another point at Court 5. The lone loss came from No. 4 pair of sophomore Jenna Belton and freshman Abril Bustamante in a tight three-set contest (21-14, 14-21, 18-16).Two hours later, the Women of Troy earned their sixth sweep of the year with a 5-0 drubbing of South Carolina. Once again, USC’s top three courts dominated their fights to clinch the dual. Wins at the five and four spots followed, with Belton and Bustamante redeeming themselves and outlasting their opponents (23-25, 21-17, 15-13).To close out the first day of action, a second consecutive sweep was in order as the Women of Troy defeated Tulane, 5-0. All five USC pairs won in straight sets over the Green Wave, with juniors Nicolette Martin and Allie Wheeler clinching the dual on Court 3 to mark their 10th straight win together.Saturday morning saw USC face off against the No. 9-ranked Stetson Hatters. In a battle between two of the nation’s undefeated pairs, juniors Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes easily snapped the win streak of Stetson’s Sara Putt and Vendy Strakova (21-11, 21-12) at Court 1 and extended their own streak to 45 matches in a row. The first four USC pairs would win in straight sets, while Stetson narrowly won on Court 5 to finish the 4-1 final score.In the matchup against No. 10-ranked host Florida International, USC notched yet another 5-0 sweep, all in straight sets. Sophomore Terese Cannon and freshman Katrina Kernochan came away victorious in their first action of the tournament when they swapped in at the No. 5 spot, defeating FIU’s Savannah Davis and Nati Giron by a score of 21-14, 22-20.The Women of Troy concluded their sixth and final match of the tournament with a 5-0 win over Florida Atlantic, all by way of two-set wins. Cannon and Kernochan secured the first point, Martin and Wheeler won their 13th straight match at the No. 3 spot, and Belton and Bustamante clinched the victory on Court  4. Claes and Hughes also won their 47th straight match and improved to a 22-0 on the season. All in all, the victory marked USC’s fourth sweep of the tournament, their ninth 5-0 win overall, and their 13th straight dual win.“I’m happy because we don’t get the opportunity to play this many great matches very often,” Collier said. “This [was] some good, good volleyball and to come out so well and on top is just great.”The Women of Troy will now return home to prepare for the USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge in Hermosa Beach, April 9-10.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first person to get 200 million followers on Instagram

first_imgJuventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first person to reach 200 million followers on Instagram.The Portuguese star now has 27 more followers than the next most-followed person on the site, musician Ariana Grande.In 2018, he passed Selena Gomez to become the most followed person on Instagram – Gomez herself has since been overtaken by Grande and actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.Ronaldo was also named as the highest celebrity earner on Instagram in July 2019.He pockets about £784,000 anytime he makes a post on the social media site.The player had made 2,606 posts as at July 23, 2019 to his page, a number which has risen to 2,754 as at January 29, 2020.And it’s not just the odd “thank you” post after games for the Juventus forward as we usually see with other sports stars.Ronaldo spices up his account with pictures from photo shoots, shots of him working out, of him on vacation and particularly with his family.Ronaldo’s most recent post was a video celebrating his 200m followersHis charity work is also one part of his life on full display on the page.The popularity of his account is prime advertising ground for brands who will now have to fork out close to £800,000 for every promotional post.This amount has risen by about £200,000 since last year due to the steady growth of the page and the staying power of Cristiano himself.Despite leaving then-European Champions Real Madrid, the player had a successful campaign with Italian giants Juventus last year, winning the Serie A title and being named the best player of the division.He has already scored 10 goals this season for the club.Ariana Grande and Dwayne Johnson trail Ronaldo with while Selena Gomez and Kylie Jenner round out the Top 4.Full Top 10Cristiano Ronaldo – 200 millionAriana Grande – 173 millionDwayne Johnson – 170 millionSelena Gomez – 167 millionKylie Jenner – 159 millionKim Kardashian – 158 millionLionel Messi – 141 millionBeyonce – 139 millionNeymar – 132 millionJustin Bieber – 126 millionlast_img read more