Are You At The Right Age To Get Married?.

first_imgLifestyleRelationships Are You At The Right Age To Get Married?. by: – July 1, 2011 Share Share 26 Views   no discussions By Korin MillerStudies reveal that you should reach a specific age before you get married.16-year-old Courtney Alexis Stodden recently tied the knot with her 51-year-old boyfriend Doug Hutchison. Everyone was not only baffled by their age difference, but by the fact this teen made a life-altering decision at the ripe young age of 16. Marrying young is nothing new. We’ve seen it in the past with celebs like Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears and Reese Witherspoon. And while Avril admits she got a divorce after three years of marriage because she thought she was too young, we can’t help but wonder if others have reached the same age-related issue.The Magic NumberThere are practical reasons for the mid-20s dividing line, and most of them boil down to two biggies: education and money. Turns out, the more years of higher education a woman has under her belt on her wedding day, the lower the chances that she’ll get divorced…and by 25, you’re more likely to have earned a degree or two. “Educated women tend to be more confident about who they are and less willing to settle for a man who doesn’t meet their standards,” explains Terri Orbuch, PhD, author of Five Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great.Odds are that by 25 you’re also supporting yourself, so there’s less incentive for you to rush into marriage because you’re seeking financial security from him.But the marriage-related benefits of working and having money of your own go beyond feeling secure, says Pepper Schwartz, PhD, author of Finding Your Perfect Match. Learning to budget your cash carefully when you’re single will help you avoid financial problems—one of the main causes of couple fights—for the rest of your life. And juggling responsibilities, dealing with differing personalities, and resolving conflicts on the job force you to develop skills that are necessary for maintaining long-term love.Knowing the Real YouAt 25, you’ve had time for some crucial life experiences, including a relationship or two that may have improved your Mr. Right radar. “You’ve probably dated enough to have a better idea of what you don’t want in a man, which makes it easier to know what you can live with and can’t live without,” says Orbuch.Perhaps the most important aspect of waiting is that you’ll know what your goals and values really are, says Paul Coleman, PsyD, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Intimacy. While you don’t want to marry someone just like you, marriage is a lot easier if you two share a similar outlook on life.Twenty-four and already married to the man of your dreams? Don’t worry: Many young marriages survive. But given the choice, you might consider putting off the big day until your mid-20s or later.Source: Cosmopolitan.comcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

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First COVID-19 related death at an Indiana Department of Correction Facility

first_imgIndianapolis, IN— The Indiana Department of Correction had the first death of an offender at the Westville Correctional Facility, located in Westville, Indiana, late evening on Monday.The offender, a male over the age of 70, who did not have indications of illness, reported experiencing chest pains and trouble breathing on Monday. He was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and later died at the hospital. While at the hospital, the offender tested positive for COVID-19.last_img

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FA Cup semis: Man U draw Chelsea, as Arsenal battle Man City

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Manchester United face Chelsea while Arsenal will play Manchester City in the semifinals of the FA Cup.Both games will be held at Wembley over the weekend of July 18 to 19. City will meet the Gunners, which had Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Starling goals send them to the semifinals.The two sides faced each other in a Wembley semifinal three years ago, where Arsene Wenger’s side managed to prevail over Pep Guardiola before going on to lift the cup.But City have been rampant against Arsenal in recent years, and beat Mikel Arteta’s side 3-0 when they faced each other 10 days ago in the first game back from the coronavirus hiatus.The clash between United and Chelsea is a repeat of the FA Cup final from two years ago, where Eden Hazard’s penalty gave the Blues victory.Tags: ArsenalArsene WengerFA CupManchester CityManchester UnitedMikel ArtetaPep Guardiolalast_img read more

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Montella: Cuadrado’s off to Chelsea

first_img Press Association When asked about Cuadrado’s potential move to Chelsea, Montella told his club’s website on Friday afternoon: “It was a sale that had to be done. “The club has done the right thing because we are also getting a very good player. “Naturally, we need to understand how long he ( Salah) will need to adapt to our football as it’s different from the English and Swiss leagues. “”From a defensive standpoint, Cuadrado guarantees us a lot more than Salah. “Cuadrado is a player that has always arrived with a smile and given everything to Fiorentina. “I am convinced that if he could have played tomorrow he would have. “I’m happy for him because he is going to a big club. ” Cuadrado joined Fiorentina in 2012 from Udinese and has been a regular in Montella’s side since. Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella has confirmed that Juan Guillermo Cuadrado will not play for the Viola on Saturday, with the Colombian winger finalising his permanent move to Chelsea. Cuadrado is expected to undergo a medical in London on Friday with Fiorentina’s permission after both clubs agreed a transfer fee for the 26-year-old. Fiorentina are expected to receive £23.3million and as part of the deal, Chelsea’s out-of-favour forward Mohamed Salah will be moving on loan in the opposite direction. The Colombian has scored four goals and set up four more in 17 league appearances for Fiorentina this season. Cuadrado, who was one of the stand-out players alongside James Rodriguez for Colombia in last year’s World Cup in Brazil, was tied to the Viola until June 2019. Fiorentina play at Genoa on Saturday. The Florence outfit have qualified for the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia and will take on Tottenham in the last 32 of the Europa League next month. Montella’s announcement comes before any official confirmation from either Fiorentina or Chelsea, so the deal could yet hit a snag. However, Cuadrado’s imminent arrival means Andre Schurrle’s 18-month stint at Chelsea is nearing an end. The Blues are endeavouring to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations and Cuadrado’s capture was only possible if a player left. That man is World Cup winner Schurrle, who has been a peripheral player this season. The 24-year-old is nearing a reported 30 million euros (£22.5million) move to Wolfsburg, which his agent Ingo Haspel told Germany’s SID agency “should go through on Friday”. However, Wolfsburg play Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Friday so that deal may be delayed. Schurrle would join Kevin de Bruyne at Wolfsburg and would hope to enjoy a similar renaissance. The Belgium playmaker has excelled since moving to the Bundesliga after finding opportunities hard to come by at Chelsea. last_img read more

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Syracuse falls to Purdue, 4-3, in 8 innings to start Big 10/ACC Challenge

first_imgSyracuse fell to Purdue, 4-3, in eight innings Friday afternoon in the Orange’s first game of the Big 10/ACC Challenge in Atlanta.It took the two teams over two and a half hours and extra innings, but a walk-off single from freshman pitcher Maddie Damon proved to be the deciding factor for Purdue (4-2) in the one-run game.After entering the game in the sixth and throwing the final 2.1 innings of the game, Damon laced a bases-loaded hit to left-center, scoring Kaylah Hampton from third and carrying the Boilermakers to the win.Junior right-hander Sydney O’Hara got the start for the Orange (1-4), lasting 2.2 innings, earning two strikeouts and allowing no earned runs. Sophomore AnnaMarie Gatti entered in for relief for SU, pitching 4.2 innings, striking out three and surrendering all four runs.The Orange was lead offensively by sophomore Rachel Burkhardt. The right fielder went 2-for-4 at the plate and scored two runs for SU. She was aided by catcher Olivia Martinez, who went 1-for-3 and scored a run.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLilly Fecho got the start on the hill for for Purdue. The senior southpaw threw 5.2 innings, struck out seven and allowed three earned runs. She was relieved by Damon, who posted three strikeouts and zero earned runs.The Orange next faces Ohio State at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Purdue at 12:30 in the second game of a doubleheader. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 19, 2016 at 7:08 pm Contact Matt: mjfel100@syr.edulast_img read more

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USC men’s basketball avenges Stanford in thriller

first_imgA horrific case of deja-vu gripped the USC men’s basketball team in its Wednesday night contest with Stanford at the Galen Center Wednesday night. When the Trojans played the Cardinal back on Jan. 7 in Palo Alto, USC’s demise was a 55-foot, 3-pointer from Stanford freshman guard Daejon Davis that swooshed through the rim as time in regulation expired. Wednesday night’s contest between the two teams was all-too-familiar for USC’s comfort. Senior guard Jordan McLaughlin has tallied 457 assists in his career as a Trojan, the second-most in USC history. Austin Paik | Daily TrojanDavis hit a pair of free throws with 32 seconds remaining in regulation to pull Stanford within a 66-64 deficit of the Trojans. And after senior guard Jordan McLaughlin missed a pair of free throws with seconds remaining, the stage was set again for Davis to break the Trojans’ hearts; Stanford trailed 67-64 with under 15 seconds remaining. Luckily for USC, history did not repeat itself and Davis missed the possible game-winning 3-pointer. Davis’ miss was followed by a dunk from USC senior guard Elijah Stewart as time expired and the Trojans came away with a thrilling 69-64 revenge-victory over the Cardinal at home. “Personally, when [Davis] shot the ball I didn’t want to look to see if he was going make it,” said USC sophomore guard Jonah Mathews, who finished with a game-high 18 points. “I just looked at our bench … I saw they started celebrating, and then I definitely knew he didn’t make it.”The win over Stanford (11-10, 5-3 in Pac-12) Wednesday was USC’s fifth consecutive conference victory. The Trojans’ current five-game winning streak is their longest of the season. And as of Wednesday night, USC (15-6, 7-2) moved into a tie for first-place in the Pac-12 conference standings with Arizona. The Wildcats (16-4, 6-1) will play Colorado on Thursday night in a contest that could determine the current outright leader in the Pac-12 standings. “Any time we go on a nice little winning streak we want to keep it going. Our confidence is through the roof right now,” said USC sophomore forward Nick Rakocevic. “We’re all focused. We all have the same goal.” In the first half against Stanford, USC’s offense hit 18-of-31 shots (58.1 percent) from the floor. The Trojans’ hot-shooting to open up the game gave them a 41-26 lead at the half. A dunk from Rakocevic to open up the second-half gave the Trojans their largest lead of the night, putting USC ahead 43-26 with 19:29 remaining in regulation. But USC’s 17-point lead would go on to evaporate in the later stages of the game. A 12-for-34 shooting performance (35.3 percent) in the second half reflected the Trojans’ offensive struggles late against Stanford. The Cardinal responded to USC’s sluggish second half by shooting 12-for-22 (54.5 percent) from the field in the final period of play. Stanford’s comeback was built on an effort that saw them shoot 10-for-10 from the free throw line in the second half. USC shot 4-for-8 from the charity stripe for the entire game. “It wasn’t [Stanford’s] defense. Team’s just go through those stretches (of struggling to score) … We just had to play through it and come away with the win,” said Mathews. The Trojans were without junior forward Bennie Boatwright (averaging 15.1 PPG this season) against Stanford, as he is dealing with what is reported to be a plantar wart that has caused him foot soreness. Starting in Boatwright’s place was Rakocevic, who finished Wednesday with nine points and eight rebounds, on 4-of-8 shooting from the field.“[Rakocevic’s] a good player for us defensively. He brings it for us, and he played well tonight,” said USC head coach Andy Enfield. Mathews hit a game-high 4-of-6 3-pointers against the Cardinal. The final 3-point field goal of the night for Mathews was a crucial one, as it helped USC reclaim a double-digit lead with just over five minutes remaining in regulation, 64-54. “Our league is extremely deep and tough. We don’t ever take a win for granted,” Enfield said. “We have to keep getting better … focusing just on the task at hand, which is our next game.” Mathews was one of three Trojans to score in double-figures on Wednesday. Junior forward Chimezie Metu recorded a double-double with his 12-point (5-of-11 FG), 10-rebound effort.  Senior guard Elijah Stewart shot 5-of-10 from the field and finished with 10 points. In what was a rough shooting outing for McLaughlin (3-for-11 FG), the senior captain recorded a game-high nine assists. McLaughlin entered Wednesday’s contest leading the conference in assists (averaging 7.5 APG). Metu was at the center of what was an impressive offensive-effort for USC down low. The Trojans outscored Stanford in the paint, 48-28. USC will look to continue its strong momentum in conference play this weekend. The Trojans will be aim to extend their current Pac-12 winning-streak to six games when they host Cal at the Galen Center this Sunday.last_img read more

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Dreamers Should File DACA renewal applications at least 150 days before…

first_imgIn September 2017, the Trump administration abruptly announced cancellation of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program beginning March 5, 2018. But as the deadline approached, several federal courts blocked the administration from ending the program for Dreamers who already had DACA status. So even as the March 5th deadline has passed, the Trump administration is currently still required by the federal courts to allow DACA renewals, but not to accept new applications. However, this is not a permanent solution, and a federal court could allow President Trump to terminate the program in the future. As a result, Dreamers are advised not to become complacent and leave renewals until the last moment….since the program could be terminated at any time. This means that DACA renewals should be filed as early as possible, meaning 150 days before the work authorization card expires. USCIS processing of DACA renewals can be slow and those who fail to file early renewals can find themselves with expired work permits, waiting for renewal. This can mean loss of a job and driver’s license in some statesRecommendations for renewing DACA status:The DACA renewal Fee is $495, which includes both renewed DA status and Work Authorization. Applicants who are over age 31 are still eligible, as long as they were under age 31 when the policy became effective on June 15, 2012 and currently hold DACA status. Be sure to file your renewal no earlier or later than 150 days from the date your current card expires. If you are representing yourself, fully complete the DACA renewal forms and write “Renewal Request” in large letters on the bottom of each form.last_img read more

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Geminids meteor shower to peak this weekend

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Meteors will light up the sky this Saturday, resulting in one of the biggest astronomical viewing events of the year. The Geminids meteor shower comes around every year around this time, and viewers can expect up to 120 meteors per hour at its peak. Planetarium Coordinator for the Besser Museum John Winckowski says this is what makes it the “king” of meteor showers. “The Geminids meteor shower is one of the most active and prolific meteor showers that we have the pleasure of see here every year on planet Earth,” he said.This year we’ve experienced a full moon shortly before the peak of the meteor shower, which will drown out some of the smaller meteors that we’d normally get to see. However, Winckowski says as long as the weather cooperates, there will still be plenty of opportunity to witness the event. “Because this meteor shower is just so fantastic, we should still expect anywhere from 30 to 40 meteors per hour, putting it well above an average meteor shower, even with this handicap,” he said.The reason we experience the astronomical event every year is because our planet passes through the debris of an asteroid called 3200 Phaethon. “I like to think of it like driving behind a semi-truck on a snowy day. It kicks up all that sleet and snow and ice on your windshield, and that’s kind of what we end up with,” said Winckowski.In order to get the best possible view of the meteor shower, the Besser Museum’s astronomy club will visit Headland’s International Dark Sky Park, located in Mackinaw City, on December 14. This free event starts at 9 p.m., but if you can’t attend, this meteor shower can viewed from anywhere. “The great thing about this meteor shower is that it can be viewed from pretty much anywhere on planet Earth, peak time being around 2 a.m. wherever you are. It doesn’t matter if you’re here in Alpena, or 4,000 miles away on the other side of the earth. 2 a.m. your time is when the peak meteors are expected to happen,” said Winckowski.Friday and Saturday nights will be the best times to view the Geminids meteor shower.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Besser MuseumContinue ReadingPrevious Public renovation meeting to be held at Alpena County Library on MondayNext Local CPA gives tips to prepare for tax seasonlast_img read more

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FIFA task force requests stronger sanctions against racism and discrimination

first_imgThe newly created FIFA Task Force Against Racism and Discrimination, chaired by FIFA Vice-President and CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb, held its first meeting today at the Home of FIFA in Zurich. In this first session, the debates focused on the application of sanctions in cases of racist and discriminative acts, specifically studying the proposal to uniformly implement the sanctions that already exist in the FIFA regulations in a stronger and more consistent manner.The task force made the following proposals, which will be included in a draft resolution to be presented at the FIFA Congress in Mauritius at the end of May:– Firstly, having an official at the stadium who would identify potential acts of discrimination with the aim of easing the pressure on referees and facilitating the availability of evidence, which is not always easy to obtain, for the disciplinary committees to take decisions;– Secondly, applying sanctions in two stages, with a list of applicable sanctions for a first or a minor offence, such as a warning, a fine, or the playing of a match behind closed doors, and a list of stronger sanctions for reoffenders or for serious incidents, such as point deductions, expulsion from a competition, or relegation;– Thirdly, emphasis on the responsibility of member associations and clubs for the actions of their players, officials and supporters, and on the need to implement the existing sanctions in a harmonised way across all confederations, member associations and leagues, with a proposal to request that clubs and member associations provide a concrete action plan showing their intention to fight any forms of racism and discrimination among their supporters.“We have a special responsibility in the way we can impact football and society,” said Webb during his opening remarks. “One of the opportunities this task force has is its vast reach throughout FIFA’s 209 member associations, where we can implement the resolutions in every region and every country where football is played, bringing universality to the mechanisms that combat racism and discrimination.” The following people took part in today’s meeting, which was opened by FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter: Jeffrey Webb (FIFA Vice-President, President of CONCACAF); Darren Bailey (Director of The Football Association’s Football Governance and Regulation) who was representing David Bernstein, President of The FA, for this session; Yury Boychenko (Chief of the Anti-Discrimination Section at the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner) who was replacing the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem PILLAY; Serey Die (Ivory Coast player at FC Basel); Gianni Merlo (AIPS President); Marcel Mathier (Outgoing chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee); Osasu Obayiuwana (Associate Editor of New African Magazine); Piara Powar (CEO of FARE); Theo van Seggelen (FIFPro Secretary General); Claudio Sulser (Incoming chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee); Howard Webb (FIFA Referee); Véron Mosengo-Omba (UEFA); Dr Thomas Partl (UEFA). The players Jozy Altidore and Kevin-Prince Boateng, who had obligations with their respective clubs, were excused for this first session of the task force.It should be noted that this is still an open list and additional members may be included in the task force in the future.last_img read more

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Urban Meyer rumors: Browns have ‘strong interest’ in hiring former Ohio State, Florida head coach

first_imgI’m hearing that the #Browns have strong interest in former #OhioState head coach Urban Meyer, per sources.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 2, 2020The Browns unceremoniously dismissed head coach Freddie Kitchens after a disappointing 6-10 season, which was mired in controversy and highlighted by Kitchens’ wardrobe choice later in the season. Kitchens was later joined in unemployment by general manager John Dorsey, whom is credited with building the current Browns’ roster.MORE: Ranking the 8 best candidates for Browns head coaching jobThe Browns are also interviewing former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy for the job, per the team.. We’re interviewing former Packers HC Mike McCarthy for our head coach opening.📰 » https://t.co/V20GvnQJS5 pic.twitter.com/ll3DpetKwD— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) January 2, 2020Meyer is a hot coaching candidate in the NFL sphere, with the Browns, Redskins and Cowboys reportedly interested in Meyer’s services. Dallas has yet to dismiss head coach Jason Garrett, whose contract expired following the 2019 season. The Redskins recently hired former Panthers head coach Ron Rivera to the same position. Meyer, a three-time national champion head coach, brought two titles to Florida in 2006 and 2008 and one ring to Ohio State in 2014. He retired following the 2018 season due to health reasons, the second retirement of his coaching career due to the same circumstances.Meyer, a Toledo, Ohio native, has no prior NFL coaching experience and also headed up the programs at Utah and Bowling Green before his tenure at Florida.Whoever takes the Browns job will have a strong core in place, which features quarterback Baker Mayfield, Myles Garrett, wide receivers Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. and running back Nick Chubb. Urban Meyer is on the Browns’ radar.The former Ohio State head coach is reportedly a target for Cleveland’s head coaching vacancy, per Bruce Feldman of The Athletic.last_img read more

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