Scott Disick in a ‘Good Place,’ ‘Dating Around’ After Sofia Richie Split

first_imgDisick, 37, and Richie, 22, were first linked in late 2017. After nearly three years of dating, Us confirmed in May that the twosome pumped the brakes on their romance. Despite reconciling two months later, they called it quits for good in August.Scott Disick Good Place Dating Around After Sofia Richie SplitScott Disick and Sofia Richie Shutterstock (2)Since their split, Disick has been spotted out with a number of women. In early October, the Flip It Like Disick star was seen grabbing dinner with model Bella Banos, to whom he was previously linked in 2017 after being caught with another woman in a hotel room during a family vacation.Later that month, Disick was spotted leaving Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood with model Megan Blake Irwin. He then arrived at a Halloween party with Amelia Gray Hamlin, the daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin.- Advertisement – The Talentless founder shares Mason, 10, Penelope, 8, and Reign, 5, with ex Kourtney Kardashian. The former couple dated on and off from 2006 to 2015, and they have since developed a strong friendship and coparenting relationship.“Kourtney and Scott’s relationship has taken a bit of shift recently — spending more time together and being more kind with each other,” an insider recently told Us. “Scott has always loved Kourtney, and the door is open on his side in case she ever wants to take their relationship back to a romantic place.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! Moving on. Scott Disick is doing just fine following his breakup from longtime girlfriend Sofia Richie.“Scott is doing his own thing,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. “[He] is in a good place and dating around.”- Advertisement – An insider told Us that Richie unfollowed her former beau on Instagram after being “unhappy” seeing photos of him out with Banos. However, she has since moved on with Matthew Morton. Us broke the news of Richie’s relationship on October 19 after the pair were seen dining together at Nobu in Malibu.“Matt and Sofia are totally a thing, and he’s really excited about it,” a source revealed to Us. “They both run in the same circle and have known each other. So, it’s easy and fun for both of them. Sofia’s family approves of him, which is super nice for her.”Richie’s famous family was “wary” about her former relationship with Disick, and their opinions “played a big role in [the pair’s] issues,” a separate source previously told Us.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Kameko pleases in Keeneland spin ahead of Breeders’ Cup | Racing News

first_imgClassic hero Kameko delighted connections as he enjoyed a solo spin on the turf course at Keeneland ahead of his FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile assignment.The 2000 Guineas winner endured a luckless run during the summer, but bounced back to form with victory in the Joel Stakes at Newmarket at the end of September and will be bidding to bow out in a blaze of glory in Saturday’s Grade One contest.- Advertisement – “He will be coming straight to Tweenhills from the airport when he lands, so he’ll be coming to do the job he’s earned,” Redvers added.Kameko was one of a number of European raiders in action, with Aidan O’Brien’s sizeable team – which includes the likes of Magical, Mogul and Battleground – all stretching their legs.The Ballydoyle horses worked in two groups, with Battleground in the smaller batch, as O’Brien’s squad walked round the track anti-clockwise for a circuit before turning and cantering back the right way to acquaint themselves.Frankie Dettori was also on course to pair up with New Mandate, whom he rides in Friday’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile also featuring fellow Ralph Beckett inmate Devilwala and Battleground.Beckett was on hand to watch his duo enjoy a decent blowout ahead of their big-race date. He added: “(I’m) absolutely delighted, he had a proper blow there, and more importantly Oisin is absolutely delighted. His skin looks great, he’s moving really well and loving that quicker surface, so it’s all to play for now.“It’s beautiful ground, absolutely beautiful.”Redvers will welcome Kameko to Tweenhills Stud in Gloucestershire following his American run, with the colt due to start his stallion career in the new year.- Advertisement – Regular rider Oisin Murphy was on board on Thursday morning as the son of Kitten’s Joy worked on his own, with the rider allowing him to open up coming round the bend and down the stretch in what was an eyecatching effort.Murphy said: “He gets a bit lazy on his own, looking at everything, but he did enough. He had a little blow, nothing more than normal. He’s very fit and ready to go – all the hard work is done now.”David Redvers, racing manager to owner Qatar Racing was also trackside to watch Kameko’s gallop.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Jack Grealish for England? Gareth Southgate cannot ignore unique talent | Football News

first_imgMerson believes that even if the accusation did once have some substance to it, that no longer applies. “I don’t think Grealish holds onto the ball too long now,” he explains.“Last season, towards the end of the campaign, I think he had become a bit of a school-team captain. I didn’t think he trusted in the other players, so he tried to do it all on his own.“But now, he has got a fit John McGinn. He has got Matt Target with him on the left, who is comfortable on the ball and good going forward. He has got trust in him and he has also now got Ross Barkley, who he looks like he loves playing with, and then there is the pace of Ollie Watkins. I don’t think he keeps it that much anymore.” “He is the nearest thing to a Paul Gascoigne we have had.”Paul Merson on Jack Grealish Jack Grealish has been heavily involved for Aston Villa this season with only Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane involved in more sequences ending in a shot for their teamImage:Grealish has been the focal point of Villa’s attack and is delivering an end product Jack Grealish's shot-assists for Aston Villa in the Premier League this seasonImage:Grealish’s shot-assists for Aston Villa in the Premier League this season England manager Gareth Southgate already appears sick of answering questions about why the in-form Grealish is being made to wait, but the noise is not going to stop. Not when he is the most creative English player in the Premier League. Not when he joins up on the back of another masterful performance in helping Villa beat Arsenal 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium.Paul Merson played for both clubs as well as alongside Southgate for Villa and England. He is at a loss to explain why there would be any reluctance to trust in Grealish’s talent.“The lad is just unreal,” Merson tells Sky Sports.- Advertisement – 2:56 FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Aston Villa’s 3-0 win over Arsenal Southgate has made it clear that he does not consider Grealish as a candidate for one of the deeper roles in midfield. In the current system, that means he is competing with the wide forwards, where Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho are established.Even among the next in line, Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood remain in the frame, while Mason Mount appears to have won Southgate’s favour as a result of his off-the-ball work.“I don’t know whether Southgate may just look at it and wonder what his position is,” says Merson. “He is a bit of a free spirit. He plays over on the left but it is definitely a free role.“He’s got his certain players that look like they are going to play every week as long as they remember their boots. But in terms of talent, I said it a long time ago, I think he is the most talented English player we have got. He is the nearest thing to Paul Gascoigne we have had.” Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish's touch map and table showing that he ranks behind only Mohamed Salah for touches in the opposition box this seasonImage:Grealish’s touch map shows how much he is getting into the box this season Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish tops the Premier League for progressive carry distance this seasonImage:Grealish tops the Premier League for progressive carry distance this season Having better players feeding the ball to him has made a big difference this season – and they are undoubtedly feeding it him. The pass to Grealish has been Watkins’ most frequent in every single game this season. In three of the five matches in which they have all started, Watkins, Targett, Barkley and McGinn have all passed more to Grealish than to anyone else.The result is that he is receiving the ball in much more dangerous positions. Grealish has gone from averaging four touches in the opposition box per 90 minutes last season, to averaging ten touches in the opposition box per 90 minutes this season. A huge change. Aston Villa's Jack Grealish is the most fouled player in the Premier League since the start of last seasonImage:Grealish is the most fouled player in the Premier League since the start of last season “What a footballer,” says Jurgen Klopp. “One of the best in the league,” according to Pep Guardiola. For Jose Mourinho, it’s his creativity. For Mikel Arteta, his personality. Brendan Rodgers and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer point to his ability to drag opponents out of position. What every Premier League manager can agree on is that Jack Grealish is a bit special.As he links up with the England squad this week, the relative merits of the Aston Villa captain are being assessed once more. Grealish was named man of the match in his only international start so far – the 3-0 friendly win over Wales at Wembley – but did not make it off the bench for the subsequent competitive games against Belgium and Denmark.- Advertisement –center_img When he has possession in that area of the pitch as often as he now does, something is going to happen. That is why he is, statistically, the most creative player in the Premier League this season, with the highest expected-assists tally of anyone around.With four goals and five assists, his effectiveness is not in doubt.Rodgers, whose Leicester side are top of the table but were beaten at home by Grealish’s Villa, explains why.“He’s got a real in-built brain for football,” says Rodgers. “When he carries the ball, his awareness of his space really shows me the talent he is. He understands where space is, he gets tackled a lot, he stays on the ball a bit longer than other people and draws fouls, but also draws people out of position. His weight of pass is exceptional.” Aston Villa's Jack Grealish has had more ball carries resulting in a chance than any other player in the Premier LeagueImage:Grealish has had more ball carries resulting in a chance than anyone else – Advertisement – Southgate himself was quick to brush off that particular comparison but the irony is that one of Gascoigne’s most notable traits – his ball-carrying from midfield – has become one of the characteristics of Grealish’s game that seems to so divide opinion.He is routinely accused of holding onto the ball too long. The focus is on what Villa might have gained had he released it quicker rather than what they have gained from his ability to retain it for so long. The statistics clearly highlight his positive impact as a ball-carrier. This is a key point regarding Grealish’s willingness to hold the ball that little bit longer than others. It moves opponents around.Later in his career, Paul Scholes, the master passer, reflected on his performances, and took the view that he played too many needless passes. Rather than looking to make something happen he recycled possession instead. He even cited this as the reason for his initial decision to retire in 2011, before being coaxed back by Sir Alex Ferguson.Grealish prefers not to play the needless pass to a player who is not in a better position. Instead, he waits. “Whether he is off the left, middle or right, he attracts players to him,” says Solskjaer. A player vacates their defensive zone to close him down. A space opens up.If that results in a foul, and it often does, then this does not necessarily mean that the opportunity has passed. In fact, it can open up another avenue from the resulting set piece. It is just another reason why Grealish could be an important weapon for England.For now, despite the fact that set-piece goals were the basis of the team’s run to the semi-finals of the World Cup under Southgate in 2018, that weapon is not being deployed.“They played Denmark and needed to make something happen,” says Merson. “They were down to 10 men and they had to try to win a free-kick or a corner because that was the only way they were going to score. And you have got the most fouled player in the Premier League, the best dribbler of the ball in the league by a million miles, and he never got on.“We were going nowhere, and the team never looked like scoring. He beats players for fun and if you are doing that, you are going to get free-kicks and corners, and that is what they were virtually playing for. For me, that tells you everything you need to know. If you are not getting on in a game which is crying out for your skillset, you are struggling.” “He is one of the only players I just love watching play. Against Arsenal, the goalkeeper throws him the ball and he run the length of the pitch. Hector Bellerin comes over and he just bodies him off and he still has the composure to put the ball through.“How is he not playing at the top level? I don’t really know what I am missing. When I watch him, am I seeing something different that no one else is seeing and I haven’t got a clue?” preview image – Advertisement – Grealish’s skillset is unique. But perhaps that is the problem. There is no player in the team for which he is an obvious upgrade. Instead, he brings something different entirely. Something that does not necessarily fit with Southgate’s principles of pressing when out of possession but could yet turn a game England’s way because of his quality in possession.“It is dangerous [for Southgate] because he was man of the match in the Wales game and then he doesn’t get on again,” adds Merson. “If you play him against Republic of Ireland and he rips them to shreds, then all of a sudden, he has got to be in the team.“The fervour for Southgate to pick him builds and builds, but I don’t think he gets in the team at the moment. Not because I do not think he should be, but Southgate just does not see it. He has got his way of playing and his players, and that is it.”Southgate does have his way of playing and given that Grealish is a one-off talent, who makes different decisions in possession to anyone else, it should be no surprise that he does not fit the system.But perhaps it is time to flip the thinking. Because if Jack Grealish does not fit the system, then surely, when he is this good, the system that you are playing must be wrong. No Premier League player has progressed the ball so far upfield this season, with Grealish ranking well ahead of any other midfielder or forward for what Opta calls progressive ball-carries.There has been an end product too. Nine of these ball-carries have resulted in a shot. Again, that is the most of any player in the Premier League this season. It has been vital for Villa with the solo run that set up Ollie Watkins to score against Arsenal just the latest example. last_img read more

Doug Emhoff, Harris’s husband, will leave his law firm.

first_imgMr. Emhoff has served for more than a decade as a corporate lawyer representing large companies, including the pharmaceutical giant Merck and Dolarian Capital, an arms dealer, in a case related to the sale of weapons in Afghanistan.His ties to DLA Piper, a firm he joined in 2017 that has an active lobbying practice in Washington, might have become an issue for Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris, who have pledged to impose strict ethics limitations on people who serve in their administration. Ms. Harris and Mr. Emhoff will move into the vice president’s residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, not far from the White House. During the time that Mr. Biden’s wife, Jill, served as second lady, she continued to work as a professor at Northern Virginia Community College. Mr. Emhoff took a leave of absence from his firm when Ms. Harris joined Mr. Biden as his running mate. The transition official said on Wednesday that Mr. Emhoff would sever all ties with DLA Piper before the inauguration.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – WILMINGTON, Del. — Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, has decided to permanently leave his law firm in the next several weeks as his wife prepares to assume the nation’s second-highest office on Jan. 20, a Biden transition team official said on Wednesday.It is not clear what Mr. Emhoff will do as the country’s first husband of a vice president. The transition official, who declined to be named because they were not authorized to speak publicly about Mr. Emhoff’s employment, said he was working with the rest of the transition team to support President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s agenda.- Advertisement –last_img read more

If cyclical stocks join the rally, that could drive the market much higher

first_imgAnalysts said it’s still early in the value trade, but they expect it to persist as investors look forward to a broader reopening of the economy in the coming year, and consumers should return to normal activities like travel and shopping in stores. Cyclical sectors that benefit from an improving economy are expected to continue to gain alongside high-flying tech names, and that should help give the bull market sturdier legs for its run higher.Those groups, like energy, financials and materials, surged on Monday and Tuesday after Pfizer announced its Covid-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective and could be broadly available next year. Tech and momentum names initially lagged on the news, but bounced back Wednesday as the cyclical, value trade took a breather.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Joanna Harcourt-Smith, Lover of Timothy Leary, High Priest of LSD, Dies at 74

first_imgJoanna Marysia Harcourt-Smith was born on Jan. 13, 1946, at the Palace Hotel in St. Moritz. Her mother, the immensely wealthy heiress Marysia (Ulam) Krauss Harcourt-Smith, was playing bridge there when she went into labor 10 weeks early. After 43 hours, she gave birth to Joanna, who weighed less than three pounds.Joanna’s father, Cecil Harcourt-Smith, a commander in the Royal Navy, was not a presence in her childhood and died when she was 10.- Advertisement – A psychologist, he had been fired in 1963 from Harvard, where undergraduates had shared in his stash of psychedelics, though these drugs were not illegal at the time. He also faced multiple outstanding indictments, most on minor drug charges, and was eventually imprisoned. “Many times,” Ms. Harcourt-Smith wrote, “my mother told me that I was a mistake from the moment I was conceived, never making it exactly clear whose mistake.”Joanna attended a Catholic boarding school outside of Paris. (She was Jewish, but her mother, who had lost several relatives in the Holocaust, forbade her from saying so.) She was sexually abused by her mother’s chauffeur; she told her mother about it, but she didn’t believe her and told her, “A good chauffeur is hard to find.”As a young woman, Ms. Harcourt-Smith immersed herself in drugs and promiscuity, including a stint with the Rolling Stones. Around the same time, Mr. Leary, the high priest of LSD, who was 26 years her senior, was urging people to “turn on, tune in and drop out.”- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

CDC warns travelers about avian flu in Vietnam

first_imgFeb 8, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – US health officials are warning travelers to Vietnam to take special precautions to protect themselves from avian influenza.Also, H5N1 avian flu has been detected in poultry in Cambodia for the first time since last September, and a Vietnamese official has said the widespread poultry outbreaks of avian flu in Vietnam may be starting to wane.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its advisory for Vietnam-bound travelers Feb 4. Vietnamese government sources have reported 15 human cases of avian flu, including 12 fatal ones, since late December, most of them in the south.Noting that human cases of avian flu have occurred recently in northern Vietnam, the CDC said the diseases’s spread “could pose a greater risk to travelers, especially during the upcoming Lunar New Year, when increases are expected both in travel and in preparation and consumption of poultry.” The Lunar New Year (Tet) celebration begins Feb 9.Among other things, the CDC urges travelers toLocate healthcare resources in Vietnam before leaving homeAvoid poultry farms, live-bird markets, and contact with sick or dead poultryThoroughly cook all foods from poultry, including eggsMonitor their health for 10 days after returning home and see a physician if symptoms developA separate advisory for people going to Vietnam to visit family and friends offers more detailed advice, including advice on food preparation and a warning not to travel on commercial airline flights while sick.In Cambodia, the H5N1 virus was found in dead chickens on a poultry farm in the province of Kandal, just south of Phnom Penh, the capital, according to a Feb 6 Reuters report. “The bird flu has hit our country again,” Agriculture Ministry official San Vanty was quoted as saying.Cambodia reported its first outbreaks of H5N1 avian flu in January 2004, and its last previous outbreak was in September 2004, according to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). The first human case in the country was that of a 25-year-old woman who lived near the Vietnamese border and died in a Vietnamese hospital Jan 30.The Reuters report said testing in the woman’s home province had identified no more human cases of the disease. Earlier reports said the woman’s 14-year-old brother had died in mid-January of a similar illness, but testing was not possible in his case.In Vietnam, the head of the nation’s animal health department said avian flu was showing signs of decreasing, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report today. Bui Quang Anh attributed the signs to the “tough measures” used by the government.He said the country has become more experienced in dealing with the disease, which has occurred only on small farms in recent weeks, according to the story.But Anton Rychener, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization representative in Vietnam, told AFP, “I would not pay much attention to this statement. Vietnam wants to reassure people before [lunar] new year.”The report also said the government is banning the breeding of waterfowl and quail nationwide from Feb 9 until June 30. In addition, authorities will try using Chinese and Dutch vaccines on poultry flocks, the story said.See also:CDC advisory for all travelers to Vietnam advisory for people visiting family and friends in Vietnam read more

Deadly H5N1 avian flu virus confirmed in Romania

first_imgOct 17, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The lethal avian flu virus that’s prompting concerns about a human pandemic has officially been found in Romania, authorities confirmed over the weekend.A British laboratory testing the Romanian samples found H5N1 in three birds that had been found dead in the Danube delta, according to Reuters news service on Oct 15.Six counties in the southeastern part of the delta, which hosts hundreds of species of birds, were cordoned off. Vehicles departing the area were disinfected, and area residents were given antiviral drugs. More than 60,000 birds were to be culled in a bid to stop the spread of the virus, Reuters reported.Meanwhile in Turkey, where the virus was identified last week, authorities released nine people from the hospital after tests showed they did not have avian flu.Roughly 1,000 chickens died after being transported from the northwestern area of Turkey where H5N1 has been found to Agri Province, near the Iranian border. Initial tests on these birds were negative for the H5N1 virus, according to Reuters, but final results aren’t expected for 5 or 6 days.On the heels of Europe’s discovery that H5N1 had breached its borders, Southeast Asian officials urged the global community to keep Asia a priority in the fight against avian flu, Reuters reported.”There’s a lot of anxiety (in Europe),” said Peter Cordingly, spokesman for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Manila. “Quite clearly, the result of this could be that governments might focus on domestic preparedness and forget the fact that ground zero is Southeast Asia.”The WHO is now asking for US $260 million from the international community to fight avian flu, Reuters reported. Only about $20 million has been pledged.”While we are concerned that the money shouldn’t get diverted into Europe, we’re pretty confident we’re going to get the money we want,” Cordingly said.US Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt spent last week touring Southeast Asia and committed several million dollars in aid to Laos and Vietnam. He emphasized the importance of global preparedness.”No nation can avoid preparing for the possibility of the pandemic, whether it be caused by the H5N1 virus or by another one,” Leavitt said in a speech in Hanoi that was quoted Oct 14 by Agence France-Presse. “It is safe to say no one is adequately prepared and we all have work to do.”See also: Most recent details on H5N1 from World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) read more

Congo says Ebola outbreak is contained

first_img Vital Mondonge, another health ministry official, told the AP it was initially difficult to gauge the size of the outbreak because some of the sick people had diseases with symptoms similar to Ebola, including typhoid, malaria, and Shigella dysenteriae type 1. “We can say today that the Ebola epidemic has been completely subdued,” health minister Makwenge Kaput said, alluding to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) requirement for declaring an end to the outbreak, the Associated Press (AP) reported. Whittmann TJ, Biek R, Hassanian A, et al. Isolates of Zaire ebolavirus from wild apes reveal genetic lineage and recombinants. Proc Natl Acad Sci 2007 Oct 23:104(43):17123-27 [Abstract] See also: Sep 25 CIDRAP News story “Ebola cases in Congo rise to 17” The health ministry said the outbreak involved 17 cases and 6 deaths—fewer than the 25 cases it reported to the WHO in early October, the AP report said. The researchers found the new lineage, which they named lineage B, in samples taken from animal carcasses in Gabon and the Republic of the Congo between 2001 and 2006. Seven primates—one chimpanzee and six gorillas—were infected with lineage B, which they say differs from the previously known strain by 2% to 3%. Nov 20, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) health ministry said today that its recent Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak has been contained and that the number of confirmed cases turned out to be lower than previously reported. CDC fact sheet on Ebola The researchers estimated that lineage B diverged from the previously known lineage about the time of the first recognized human outbreak in 1976. They also said their results show that wild Ebola strains are capable of recombination, and they estimated that the viruses recombined sometime between 1996 and 2001. Two recent Ebola outbreaks in the Republic of the Congo involved lineage B, they reported: one in Mandza in November 2003 and one in Etoumbi in May 2005. In other Ebola developments, French researchers recently identified a new genetic lineage of the Zaire variety of the Ebola virus, the type responsible for 88% of human deaths from the disease. The group published its findings in the Oct 23 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In an Oct 3 statement, the WHO said the country had to wait two consecutive incubation periods, or 42 days, after identification and isolation of the last case-patient before the outbreak could be considered controlled. Oct 3 WHO Ebola update The Ebola virus is highly contagious and is lethal in about 50% to 90% of cases. Initial symptoms include fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, sore throat, and weakness, followed by diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some experience internal and external bleeding. There is no vaccine or specific treatment for the disease. The Ebola outbreak, which began in August and was centered in the DRC’s Kasai Occidental (West Kasai) province, prompted an outpouring of international medical assistance after reports that hundreds of people were sick and more than 170 had died. The emergence of different lineages suggests that the Zaire strain of Ebola was introduced repeatedly to human and animal populations in the last 30 years, the authors concluded.last_img read more