17 Brilliant Holiday Gifts for Every Type of Mom

first_imgUs Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.It’s time to start your holiday shopping, and the pressure is on. Sure, buying gifts for your loved ones should be fun and exciting — and it can be — but there’s no denying that burden of feeling like you need to find the absolute perfect gift — especially for someone as important as your mom!- Advertisement – If you’ve scoured every site’s holiday section and just don’t think your mom’s tastes fit into any of them, then we are here to help you out. Not every mom can fit into the same category. Some love sweets, some love fashion, some love pets, some love lounging and some love working out. We’ve picked out some brilliant holiday gifts for every type of mom out there, so scroll down to find the one you’ve been searching for! – Advertisement –last_img read more

Gueye leaves Everton

first_img He had another year to run on his contract but came to an agreement with the Toffees to leave this summer. “The club would like to thank Magaye for his contribution over the last four years and wish him every success for the future,” said an Everton statement. The 23-year-old signed from Strasbourg for £1million on five-year contract in 2010 but made just 39 appearances, the majority as substitute. Last season he played just nine minutes, coming off the bench against Stevenage in an FA Cup fourth-round tie, under new manager Roberto Martinez. Forward Magaye Gueye has left Everton by mutual consent to end a disappointing stay at Goodison Park. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Florida Already looking ahead to Phase Two of Re-opening

first_imgThe Trump administration’s social distancing guidelines expired last night and now many states like Florida are preparing to reopen.Phase One of the state’s reopening plan doesn’t start until Monday, and South Florida is not included in the initial unbuttoning, but plans are already underway for Phase Two. The Reopen Florida Task Force recommendations were just released. It gives us our first look at what the task force is recommending for Phase Two. Ultimately, the governor will decide. https://t.co/yVynQporqk— Rebecca Ollier (@BeccaOllier) May 1, 2020 The governor’s task force for reopening the state released its recommendations yesterday on further steps the state should take when conditions warrant.In Phase Two, restaurants could increase to 75-percent capacity, and gyms could open at 75-percent capacity as well. Bars and nightclubs could open at 50-percent capacity, and state parks would reopen. And, Governor DeSantis is expected to make an announcement today about reopening state parks.last_img read more

Hamilton places 11th at Swimming Nationals

first_imgGreensboro, N.C. — Down East Family YMCA swimmer Talor Hamilton placed 11th in the 50-yard freestyle event at the YMCA Short Course Nationals this week.Hamilton set a new team record with his time of 21.03, as well as a new Maine swimming boys’ age 15-16 record, besting the previous record held by former Olympian Ian Crocker.More than 1,300 athletes from 193 YMCAs participated in the meet held from March 30 to April 3.Hamilton also placed 31st in the 100-yard backstroke in 51.76 — a new team record. He finished the 100-yard butterfly in 51.78 and the 100-yard freestyle in 47.54.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThree other DEFY athletes competed at Nationals: Cooper Holmes, Sam Alavardo and Kohl Shaw.Holmes swam the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.77 and the 200-yard individual medley in 2:02.84.All four boys swam the 200-yard medley relay in 1:41.29. Donald Trump Jr. to host Holden campaign event – September 18, 2020 Drive-thru flu shot clinics scheduled – September 18, 2020 Latest posts by (see all) Real Estate Transfers Week of Sept. 17 – September 18, 2020 Latest Posts Biolast_img read more

Main Street Memorial Mile draws 135 runners

first_imgELLSWORTH — One hundred thirty-five people competed Monday in this year’s running of the Main Street Memorial Mile in downtown Ellsworth.First place in this year’s race went to Mount Desert Island High School junior Stephen Grierson, who crossed the finish line in 4 minutes, 37 seconds. Ellsworth High School sophomore Nick Cormier finished just three seconds behind Grierson to take home runner-up honors.Charlie Collins of Winterport, Evan Merchant of Beals and Jeremy Foskett of Ellsworth rounded out the top five. Stephen Grierson’s brother, Stanley, took sixth with a time of 5:14.On the women’s side, Katherine Collins of Winterport was the top finisher with a time of 5:25 and overall place of 13th. Southwest Harbor’s Katelyn Osborne was the No. 2 female finisher, placing 22nd overall with a time of 5:43.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThis year marked the 12th running of the Memorial Mile, which precedes the annual Memorial Day parade. The course record is 3 minutes, 53 seconds, which was set by Louie Luchini in the 2011 race.last_img read more

Frosh becoming ‘Brueser’

first_imgFreshman forward Mike Bruesewitz (right) has benefited from playing behind junior forwards Keaton Nankivil (left) and Jon Leuer.[/media-credit]He may not be the most well-known player on the Wisconsin men’s basketball roster, but freshman forward Mike Bruesewitz is quickly making a name for himself.Showing signs of talent right from the start, the St. Paul native set a career high in scoring, rebounding and minutes against Arizona. Although he has yet to match the six points, seven rebounds and 22 minutes of play tallied in the Maui Invitational game, the future still looks bright for the young star.However, the transition from the high school level to the college level has been a challenging one for Bruesewitz, as it is for most players.“I come home after practice, and the last thing I want to do is open up a textbook and read,” Bruesewitz said. “But you know, just get through it and make sure you get your stuff done, and it’s not too bad.”Putting up over 17 points and almost 10 rebounds per game his senior year, Bruesewitz was highly touted out of high school. Winning both the Gatorade and AP Player of the Year awards in Minnesota, he already has experience as a team leader.Bruesewitz won consecutive conference titles at Henry Sibley High School, and the Badgers are hoping that will carry over to the college level.“You look at all the guys here, you know, they’ve all won at the high school level,” senior guard Jason Bohannon said. “Coming in here they know what it takes to win no matter what the situation is.”Recruited by many schools, the freshman admitted the recruiting process was often hard on him due to the pressures of performing for scouts. Although Bruesewitz committed to Wisconsin early on in February of his junior year, several other schools recruited him.“Wisconsin, it’s just a great place to be,” Bruesewitz said. “It’s close enough to home where if I need to be home for something I can, (but) just far enough away where it’s kind of like I’m not going to go home for family dinner on Saturday nights.”Coaches agree he shows great potential and definitely has the skill set to be successful in the future. With solid numbers coming off the bench, Bruesewitz is quickly showing signs of improvement.But the staff also agrees he definitely has room for improvement, particularly in his shooting, where he has been 0-for-5 from 3-point range this year.“What he’s doing is fine,” assistant coach Gary Close said. “He’s like any freshman. He’s got to continue to improve… he’s been ready when called upon.”Known for his hard-nosed offensive rebounding, Bruesewitz’s game is founded in his ability to dominate the boards. Averaging 2.4 rebounds per game in just over seven minutes, he has shown it is the strongest part of his game.Even though he has not quite mastered his outside jump shot, the freshman’s emphasis on rebounding is perfect for the Badgers’ style of play. With a powerful 6-foot-6, 220-pound frame, Bruesewitz shows the potential to build an inside post game to complement his strong rebounding skills.“Rebounding has always come natural to me… it’s been pretty instilled in me at an early age that rebounding wins games,” Bruesewitz said. “I always had to figure out ways to get the ball, and the best way to get a ball is offensive rebounding, to be able to get shots back up.”One of several players coming off the bench to try to make up for the loss of Jon Leuer, Bruesewitz has played an increasingly important role for the UW men’s basketball team. With Leuer going down soon after the start of conference play, Bruesewitz has had to step in during a crucial part of the season.“He can post-up, (and) he’s got a pretty good outside shot that’s developing,” Close said. “So he’s a player that can play both inside and out, and so [the swing offense] fits him to a ‘T’.”With four players on the Wisconsin men’s basketball team from Minnesota, Bruesewitz has no problem relating to his teammates. Sharing memories of home and discussing high school games between him and Leuer a few years back (he admits Leuer got the better of him) have all helped the freshman find his place on the team.However, the Minnesota native admits there is some state rivalry on the team, particularly after the Vikings loss in the NFC Championship Game.“I’m not as big a Vikings fan as Jon or Jordan is… but I’d like to see the Vikings win obviously,” Bruesewitz said. “So it was a little bit troublesome.”Perhaps a bit understated, but then again, that’s exactly the kind of player he is.last_img read more

CAFCL: We will not return Champions League trophy and medals – Esperance

first_imgEsperance de Tunis say they will not return the trophy and medals of the CAF Champions League to CAF as instructed and will take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sports.The Tunisians were ordered to return the CAF Champions League trophy and medals and replay the second leg of their final with Wydad Casablanca, following an Emergency CAF Executive Committee meeting in Paris.The Tunisian side led 1-0 in Saturday’s second leg but Moroccan opponents Wydad Casablanca left the pitch after an equaliser they scored was disallowed.Wydad wanted the video assistant referee to check if the goal should stand but the system was not working.After more than 90 minutes delay, Esperance were declared Champions.The Confederation of African Football (Caf) said the second leg will be replayed at a neutral venue.The 1-1 draw from the first leg in Morocco stands.The replay will be after the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, which ends on 19 July.A Caf statement said “conditions of game and safety were not met” in the second leg and made clear Esperance players must return their winners’ medals as well as the trophy.But Esperance immediately responded in a tweet that they will treat the CAF Exco decisions with complete disregard.The Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed also took to twitter to salute the Tunisian security forces and says “those who question Tunisia’s security should assume the responsibility.”He has also praised Esperance fans for their discipline and says he will not give up Esperance’s or any Tunisian team’s rights.last_img read more

A guide to college football’s conference championship weekend & reasons to watch all 10 games

first_imgAAC championship gameCincinnati (10-2) vs. Memphis (11-1)  When: 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 7  Where: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tenn.TV broadcast: ABCReasons to watch: It’s a rematch of the Black Friday matchup the Tigers won 34-24. Memphis broke that game open in the fourth quarter, and this is a chance for coach Mike Norvell to push this team into the New Year’s Day Six. Luke Fickell and the Bearcats will have to adjust. The difference in the first matchup was turnovers. Cincinnati committed three while Memphis had just one.  Conference-USA championship gameUAB (9-3) vs. FAU (9-3) When: 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 7Where: FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, Fla. TV broadcast: CBS Sports NetworkReasons to watch: The Owls and Blazers have split the last two C-USA championship games, and it’s an excellent coaching matchup between Lane Kiffn and Bill Clark, Sporting News’ 2018 Coach of the Year. Florida Atlantic averages 34.1 ppg., which is more than the Blazers are 25.0. This could be an audition for both coaches for bigger jobs, too. Mountain West championship gameBoise State (11-1) vs. Hawaii (8-4) When: 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 7Where: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, Idaho  TV broadcast: ESPNReasons to watch: Boise State still has a chance to reach a New Year’s Day Six bowl, but the Broncos will need help from Cincinnati in the AAC. Boise State is led by one of the best defensive players in the FBS in linebacker Curtis Weaver. Hawaii is making its first appearance in the MWC championship game and will try to avenge a 59-37 loss to the Broncos in the regular season. Cole McDonald had 251 passing yards and three TDs in the first meeting. Here’s Sporting News’ guide to conference championship weekend, including start times, TV channels and a reason to watch every game.MORE: SN’s updated college football top 25SEC championship gameLSU (12-0) vs. Georgia (10-1)  When: 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 7  Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta  TV broadcast: CBSReasons to watch: This is a huge piece of the CFP puzzle that will generate interest from all corners of the college football world. It’s Joe Burrow’s chance to wrap up the Heisman Trophy and propel LSU to its first conference championship since 2011. The Tigers won that game against Georgia 42-10 The Tigers could still get in with a loss to the Bulldogs, who will try to win their second conference championship in three seasons.  ACC championship gameClemson (12-0) vs. Virginia (9-3)  When: 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 7Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.  TV broadcast: ABCReasons to watch: The Tigers are trying to win a fifth straight ACC championship and clinch a fifth straight College Football Playoff berth. Clemson has won 27 consecutive games, and Trevor Lawrence has yet to lose as the starting quarterback. They’ll face a confident Virginia, which lived up to the preseason billing to win the ACC Coastal and snapped a 15-game losing streak to Virginia Tech on Black Friday. Bryce Perkins is a dynamic dual-threat quarterback, too. Clemson has won the last title games by an average of 20.5 points per game. Will the Cavaliers offer a rare challenge?  Big Ten championship gameOhio State (12-0) vs. Wisconsin (10-2) When: 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 7  Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, IndianapolisTV broadcast: FoxReasons to watch: The Buckeyes and Badgers will meet for the third time in the conference championship game in the College Football Playoff era. Ohio State won the regular-season meeting 38-7, and the Badgers will have to be multi-dimensional to have a chance to pull off the upset. The Buckeyes might be able to afford to lose this game and still get in, but that is not something to leave to chance knowing what happened the last two seasons. This is the last Heisman Trophy statement for Justin Fields, J.K. Dobbins and Chase Young. Chances are one lands in New York.Pac 12 championship gameOregon (10-2) vs. Utah (11-1) When: 8 p.m. ET on Friday, Dec. 6Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.TV broadcast: ABCReasons to watch: The Pac-12 championship has intrigue, and it’s mainly on the Utah side. The Utes are trying to make their case to the CFP committee, and a convincing victory against a two-loss Oregon team could do the trick. Utah lost this game 17-3 to Washington last season, and the Pac-12 South champion is 1-7 in this matchup. Oregon will look to clinch a berth in the Rose Bowl with its first conference title since 2014. The quarterback matchup between Justin Herbert and Tyler Huntley should go as advertised.  Big 12 championship gameBaylor (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (11-1) When: Noon ET on Saturday, Dec. 7Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TexasTV broadcast: ABCReasons to watch: It’s a rematch of the 34-31 thriller on Nov. 9, and both teams still have a chance to get in the CFP. Oklahoma has the advantage with the first victory, and a convincing victory by the Jalen Hurts-led Sooners would resonate more with the committee. The Sooners still have a chance to make the CFP for the fourth time in six seasons. Baylor would need more help, but winning a conference championship under third-year coach Matt Rhule would be a remarkable achievement for the program.  Sun Belt championship gameAppalachian State (11-1) vs. Louisiana (10-2) When: Noon ET on Saturday, Dec. 7Where: Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, N.C. TV broadcast: ESPNReasons to watch: The Mountaineers beat Louisiana 17-7 on Oct. 9, and it’s a rematch of last year’s conference championship they won 30-19. Louisiana quarterback Levi Lewis and Appalachian State quarterback Zac Thomas combined for 41 TD passes and just 10 interceptions this season. It should be an entertaining start to championship Saturday.  MAC championship gameCentral Michigan (8-4) vs. Miami (7-5) When: Noon ET on Saturday, Dec. 7Where: Ford Field, Detroit TV broadcast: ESPN2Reasons to watch: Jim McElwain has the Chippewas back in the MAC championship game in his first season, and Central Michigan did that by averaging 47.3 points per game in its last three games. It’s a remarkable turnaround for the former Florida coach. Miami is back in the MAC championship game for the first time since 2010 under sixth-year coach Chuck Martin.   College football’s conference championship weekend has arrived, and it’s the final chance for schools to make their College Football Playoff or New Year’s Day Six case.  Each of the 10 conference championship games bring various levels of intrigue, and the two-day event will put the cap on the college football regular season.  last_img read more

One killed after vehicle hit by train in West Palm Beach

first_imgFriday evening, a person was killed after driving their car was hit by a Virgin Trains USA (formerly Brightline) train, according to West Palm Beach police.Police say a 2008 black Corvette was traveling west and stopped for the train crossing along Avon Road when a southbound train passed and the gate arms remained down.The driver of the vehicle tried to go around the gates and a northbound train crashed into the car, police said.The name of the person killed has not been released at this time.This story is developing.last_img

Superman Suphanan drives United to victory

first_imgUnited fans celebrate an important 3-0 victory over Ratchaburi Mitr Phol FC. (Photo courtesy Pattaya United FC)Pattaya United 3, Ratchaburi FC 0Pattaya United welcomed seventh placed Ratchaburi Mitr Phol FC to the Dolphins Stadium last Saturday, July 29 with the home team looking for their fourth win in the last 5 games against a side that had just beaten Chonburi FC 5-1.Pattaya United’s Suphanan Bureerat celebrates opening the scoring during his team’s Thai Premier League fixture against Ratchaburi Mitr Phol FC at the Dolphins Stadium in Pattaya, Saturday, July 29. (Photo courtesy Pattaya United FC)That game had made national headlines as a half time bust up between Rat­chaburi manager Tannawat Nitttikanchana and Chon­buri forward Thiago, with security officers becoming involved, led to a delay of 45 minutes.  Thiago was left requiring stitches to a head wound and a 5 week ban while the Ratchaburi manager received the same punishment but later resigned from his post.Pattaya also felt aggrieved in the manner of their 1-0 defeat in the league game at Ratchaburi earlier in the season, so this match promised to be a keenly contested affair. From the start it was clear why Ratchaburi are having a good season.  Each player looked comfortable on the ball and the side were so well organized that Pattaya were finding it really difficult to create any chances.The visitors also had a very strong target man up front in the shape of the imposing Marcel Essombe who had already score 18 times this season.  It was fortunate for the home side that captain Lee Won-Young was having a fine game.  The South Korean was simply magnificent in the air and he hardly lost a challenge to the large Ghanaian forward.As the half progressed Pattaya warmed to the task and would have taken the lead if Picha U-Tra could have shown a little more composure in front of goal when he was twice given an opportunity to score in a 20 second period.  Sadly the chances went begging and teams went into half time level at 0-0.Two months ago Pattaya would have faltered in the second period but the Dolphins are a very different team now.  Keeping their shape but growing stronger by the minute, it was of no surprise when the home side took the lead in the 58th minute, be it in rather unusual circumstances.With a free kick out wide everyone, including the Rat­chaburi keeper Ukrit, was expecting a cross.  But Suphanan Bureerat had not read the script and he curled the ball to the far post and struck it so cleanly that it flew over the startled keeper’s head and into the net to give Pattaya a deserved 1-0 lead.Each week the uncompromising right back Suphanan gives his all for the team and he rarely has a bad game.  It was fitting that he should open the scoring and he must be in line for making the short list for Pattaya’s player of the season.  One hopes that the management manage to sign him up on a full contract as it would be a tragedy if Muangthong recalled their loanee.As the visitors tried desperately to get back into the game more space became available for the Dolphins to break into.  This was helped with the introduction of Wellington Priori and in the 78th minute a break down the right resulted in a dangerous cross falling to the feet of Peeradol Chamratsamee.  Needing no second invitation, Peeradon smashed it past Ukrti to double Pattaya’s lead.With the game going into injury time a corner from Suphanan found the head of Lee Won-Young who directed the ball goal-wards where it was left to Aleksandr Jevtic, with a true goal poacher’s instinct, to deflect it into the net.  A fine end to the evening and a wonderful winning 3-0 performance that sees the team climb to ninth in the table.last_img read more