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ExWWE Star Ariane Andrew Explains Why She Doesnt Date

Ex-WWE star Ariane Andrew is addressing some remarks she made earlier this month where she said she doesn’t date Black guys.“I love white guys. I actually don’t date Black guys,” she told TMZ. “I just have a thing for white boys. A little vanilla and a little chocolate, they make cute babies.”Internet users promptly accused the “Total Divas” star of racism, but Andrew maintains she doesn’t banish Black men from dating her altogether.“I didn’t say I won’t or would never [date Black guys],” Andrew tells Hollywood Unlocked Uncensored Wednesday, May 24. “I never said I don’t [date Black guys]. … My intentions were just pretty much saying that I have a preference. At the end of the day … when you look at somebody, it’s in the eye of the beholder. So, to me, at the end of the day, it’s about personality. if I vibe with you, I vibe with you.”When asked if she would date Michael Ealy or The Rock, Andrew literally sang them praises but didn’t acknowledge if she would date Denzel Washington or Idris Elba.“At that time when [a paparazzi is] filming, I don’t have time to be like, ‘Oh, let’s sit down and have some tea and discuss about what I really mean about that,’” she says. “At that time, they’re just capturing a short moment and you don’t have time to have depth.”Andrew said she has dated Black men before and hesitated to talk about the experience.“Let’s set the record [straight]: It’s not because he was Black, it just happened to be who the guy was and he was … it was verbally abusive and that was one experience but not because of his skin color or anything like that. … There’s [sic] multiple guys who can be verbally or physically abusive. It has nothing to do with your race or your religion or your background or where you come from.” read more

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Beside The Points For Monday Oct 16 2017

Oh, and don’t forgetWomen in FIFA18 story mode! Things That Caught My EyeMr. Kaepernick Goes To WashingtonOn Sunday, representatives of Colin Kaepernick — the free agent NFL quarterback best known for launching a league-wide protest over police mistreatment of African-Americans and who has not been signed to a roster — filed a complaint alleging collusion between teams essentially blackballing him from the league. While this is interesting in and of itself, there’s a bigger component of the filing that affects the whole operation: Under the collective bargaining agreement, the entire CBA can be terminated if there’s clear and convincing evidence of one incident of collusion involving one player. Whether there’s actual evidence is to be determined, but the Kaepernick case now has immense ramifications and could potentially give players lots of leverage over NFL owners in a hypothetical negotiation resulting from the threat of CBA termination. [NBC Sports, ESPN, Mike Freeman]Cricket picks up in the U.S.Increased immigration from the Indian subcontinent has primed the U.S. Cricket for growth. For instance, in the Washington Cricket League there are 42 teams, with another 18 competing in the Washington Metropolitan Cricket Board. The sport is huge around the world, and according to the International Cricket Council there are 200,000 U.S. players on 6,000 teams in 450 leagues. I have failed at literally every other sport; maybe in cricket I will finally find my true calling. [BBC]40-year-old Bostonian achieves personal milestone in New Jersey swampCongratulations to Mr. Tom Brady of New England who set a record yesterday when playing in the Meadowlands of New Jersey. After defeating the New York Jets, he beat two retirees — a Mr. Brett Favre and one Mr. Peyton Manning — in cumulative number of regular season wins in the NFL, with 187 across his career. Congratulations. [ESPN]Best football team in New YorkCurrently 5-0, the Columbia Lions are the winningest football team in New York City, beating out all the other college teams, the local professional football team, and also the Giants. This is legitimately insane: Columbia, which won again Saturday, hasn’t had a winning season since 1996, and since 1982 have finished .500 or better on only three occasions. [FiveThirtyEight]College football flips the tableThis was a ridiculous weekend in college football. Clemson lost to Syracuse, dropping its chances of making the playoff from 55 percent to 29 percent according to our playoff projections. Washington lost to Arizona State, dropping its chances of making the playoff from 43 percent to 23 percent. Their losses appears to be gains for Ohio State and Wisconsin. [FiveThirtyEight, ESPN]Vegas, you’re full of itRight now Las Vegas bookmakers have the Golden State Warriors with around a 47 percent chance of repeating as NBA champions. Our CarmELO system has them closer to a 38 percent shot of repeating. Feel free to use this information of the house edge to fleece your friends at your own leisure. [FiveThirtyEight]Make sure to try your hand at our fun NFL can you beat the FiveThirtyEight predictions? game!Big Number-29.4 pointsAaron Rodgers was injured yesterday and may be out for the rest of the season. This is a massive deal for the Green Bay Packers. With Rodgers starting for all the remaining games, there was a 79.6 percent chance Green Bay made the playoffs and a 53 percent chance they win the division. Without him, those chances drop to 50.2 percent and 25.1 percent, a massive swing of -29.4 points to make the playoffs. [Brian Burke, ESPN]Leaks from Slack: Gnatsneil:Washington easily the most disappointing franchise in Wild Card era history according to Eloneil:[Screenshot of a color coded spreadsheet mentioning: 0.00: Washington actual league championship series appearances in wild card era2.03: Washington expected league championship series appearances in wild card era-2.03: The difference between those numbers{rows and rows of higher numbers}: That difference but for all the other teams who play baseball.…and other information]neil:obviously a huge shortfall between expected LCS appearances and actualPredictions MLB NFL See more NFL predictions See more MLB predictions We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe All newsletters read more

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Ohio baseball on the rise Indians Reds weeks in review

After winning only one game the previous week, the Cleveland Indians bounced back, winning four of their past six games, including an eight-run ninth inning comeback in Saturday’s 8-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles.The Tribe won two series on the road against the Kansas City Royals and then against the Orioles, combining to give up just five runs in the four wins.The Indians now have a record of 15-20, and have moved up to third place in the American League Central.Stud: Russell Branyan. Despite only playing 17 games so far this season, Branyan delivered an outstanding offensive week of baseball. He improved his batting average to .245 and had four home runs and seven RBIs.Dud: Justin Masterson. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher has struggled in 2010, and had another rough outing Friday against Baltimore, giving up six runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings, taking his fourth loss of the season. Masterson remains the only Cleveland starting pitcher without a win.Up Next: The Indians have a pair of two-game series at Tampa Bay and home against the Royals before hosting Cincinnati for three games in interleague play.——————————————–Everything seems to be clicking with the Reds lately, and they now sit atop the NL Central with a half game lead over the Cardinals.After having been swept by the Pirates in a 3-game series earlier in the year, the Reds went back the Pittsburgh to return the favor.Dynamite pitching throughout the series from the Reds’ rotation held the Pirates to just one run in three games. Bronson Arroyo had a solid seven-inning outing in the first game and Johnny Cueto and Homer Bailey each pitched complete game shutouts, allowing one and four runs respectively.The Reds then attempted to defend their five-game winning streak back home in a series against the Cardinals.In the first game, the Reds scored three late runs to climb within 4-3, but couldn’t muster any more late game heroics beyond that.The Reds were defending a late lead in the second game when a brilliant play at the plate on a potentially game-tying run by Chris Heisey and Ramon Hernandez allowed the Reds escape with a 4-3 win of their own.The Reds won the third game 7-2 thanks to Bronson Arroyo’s complete game.Studs: Johnny Cueto. Homer Bailey deserves credit as well with his four-hit complete game, but Cueto was just one hit away from pitching the Reds’ first no-hitter since 1988.Duds: Joey Votto. It’s been a great week for the Reds, but he batted less than .200 for the week.This Week: The Reds won’t get a day off this week, as they host the Brewers in a two-game series starting Monday, visit the Braves for another on Wednesday and close out the week with a three-game series at Cleveland on Friday. read more

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Commentary The curious polarizing case of Ohio State mens basketballs Aaron Craft

Did Aaron Craft really wave him off?It’s been three days and I’m still having trouble wrapping my head around the junior guard’s last-second heroics to drop Iowa State and send the Ohio State basketball team to the Sweet 16.In the process he waved off Deshaun Thomas, the best scorer in the nation’s best conference and a 35 percent 3-point shooter, as he cut to the top of the arc.He also ignored the waving arms of Lenzelle Smith Jr., who was unguarded in the opposite corner and shoots 38 percent from the 3-point line.Craft, a 30 percent 3-point shooter who missed two crucial free throws just moments earlier, did all of this to take a contested 3-pointer with a bigger, slower defender on him.But it went in. Of course it went in.Buckeye Nation and the thousands who picked the Buckeyes to advance in their bracket pools rejoiced.But there were also many folks in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Champaign, Ill., and Bloomington, Ind., and other various cities across the country who rolled their eyes.“Why did Aaron Craft have to make it?” they thought. “I hate Aaron Craft.”That’s been the narrative when it comes to Craft for a while now. You either love him or you hate him.As Arizona coach Sean Miller, who will face Craft and the Buckeyes in the Sweet 16 Thursday, said Monday, Craft “has that Tim Tebow quality.”“Tebow, at Florida, it wasn’t just his performance on the field, but who he was as a person, the leadership that he provided, the competitive spirit he embodied. It seemed to spread through Florida’s football team, and Aaron Craft does the same thing for Ohio State basketball.”Now, let’s make one thing clear here. Tebow, the current New York Jets quarterback and former Florida Gator, is one of the best college football players of his generation (though not so much in the NFL). I’m not convinced Craft is one of the best 20 players in college basketball this year.But what Craft and Tebow do have in common are their spotless images and their effect on observers of the sport. There’s a large portion of America that loves guys that work too hard, achieve more than they probably should and above all, win. There’s also a large portion of America that thinks Craft and Tebow are arrogant.Craft’s popularity, though, is skyrocketing. He’s been a popular figure in Columbus since his freshman year, but with the aid of March Madness’ spotlight, he’s becoming a national name, too.It’s Craft who’s the face of the OSU basketball program, not Thomas, the potent scorer, or Thad Matta, the coach who’s led the Buckeyes to the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive year.Thanks in large part to his clutch shot Sunday, Craft’s name was buzzing on the Internet. His name was trending on Twitter, and he was one of the seven search items Google identified as trending on Sunday in the United States.What those who punched his name into a search engine probably found was the information about his near-perfect GPA, his medical school aspirations and maybe even the “Cosmopolitan Magazine” article that named him one of the “hottest” guys of the NCAA Tournament.Craft, like Tebow, has worked his way into national relevance. More and more people know who he is for more reasons than just basketball.The fact is Craft is different than everybody else. The way he plays the game is different, the way he reacts to big plays is different (he hardly showed emotion after he hit his big shot Sunday), and frankly, the way he looks (rosy cheeks included) is different.Because he’s different and because he’s relevant, we feel the need to classify him. Some love him. Some hate him.I’m sure Iowa State’s classification of Craft is closer to the latter. If that’s the case with Arizona after the game Thursday, something tells me Craft won’t be too upset. read more

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77yearold woman fights back against teenage robber

first_img77-year-old Winifred Peel, from Bromborough in Wirral, was using a local cash machine in April this year when she was targeted by a gang of teenage thieves.However, one of the robbers got more than he bargained for when his victim grabbed onto him and smashed his head repeatedly into the cash machine.The trio of criminals – Felix Stoica, 19, Piper Dumitru, 18,  and Florin Geblescu, 18 –  had driven to  Bromborough from Manchester looking for “easy targets”, Liverpool Crown Court heard this week.Ms Peel had entered her PIN number into the HSBC ATM when the gang struck, the Liverpool Echo reports.“The complainant became aware of somebody standing immediately to her right,” said William Beardmore, prosecuting. “He pushed against her causing her to rock to one side, and she recognised him as a male she had seen exiting Barclays Bank earlier.“He said ‘it’s not working’. She then became aware of a second male she also recognised from having left Barclays Bank. He leaned over her and pressed the button to withdraw £200, and at that point she realised she was being robbed. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “Consequent to that realisation she took hold of the second male by the collar and banged his head against the cash machine three times to try and stop him.”Police later established that it was Stoica who Ms Peel had grabbed.A statement from Ms Peel was read to the court, in which she described how the attack had had a lasting impact on her: “They did not care about how this would affect me. I would definitely say this has changed my life, I will never have the confidence I once did. I only hope my confidence returns.”Stoica was sentenced to two years in a young offenders’ institution, Geblescu to 18 months and Dumitru to eight months.•  Pensioner fights off petunia-thieves with trowellast_img read more

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Sandi Toksvig tackles ageing and the lack of roles for mature women

first_imgIt is one of the most talked-about problems facing the acting profession: the dearth of parts for once-lauded actresses as they get older.While in wider society, the ageing population is left overlooked and underestimated in a country not famed for its respect towards the elderly.But both issues could find an unexpected solution, it appears, as comedian Sandi Toksvig announces a new play starring a troupe of elderly ladies and a life-and-death rescue mission.Toksvig, the award-winning broadcaster, said she had been moved to write Silver Lining after becoming concerned about the “lack of respect” shown to the elderly in Britain. I was talking to an actress friend of mine, and we were talking about how many fabulous actresses there are of a certain age who just don’t get work.Sandi Toksvig One notable actress, formerly “feted and lauded” and now in her 80s, told Toksvig she can no longer get a table in a restaurant as age made her “invisible” to staff.Speaking of her dual mission, Toksvig added she also aimed to combat the idea that old age must be lonely, believing too many elderly people are currently being “abandoned by society”.”I love theatre and I think it still has important stuff to do in terms of addressing social issues,” she said.”I’m concerned enough about how we treat the elderly in this country. I think we often don’t treat them with the respect they deserve.”One of the play’s characters was partly inspired by Toksvig’s grandmother, who had been in a care home and was “beside herself with the loneliness of it and the lack of mental stimulation”.”She thought she’d go completely out of her mind,” the comedian said. I’m concerned enough about how we treat the elderly in this country. I think we often don’t treat them with the respect they deserve.Sandi Toksvig “She couldn’t bear how boring it was and how much daytime television there was and not enough mental stimulation. “It was tough, that frustration. I have one character who has that incredibly sharp mind now without the physical capability.”While writing the play, Toksvig said, she had received overwhelmingly positive feedback from women but had met one male director, “who shall remain nameless”, who told her: “Oh my God, I wouldn’t want to be on a rehearsal room with all those older women”.Of her own experiences in the industry, the broadcaster added: “Every woman is told much more frequently as she gets older that her career will be over shortly. But I haven’t got time to listen to that sort of thing.”The play, described as “The Great Escape – senior citizen style”, will be put on by English Touring Theatre and directed by Becca Gatward, beginning at the Rose Theatre Kingston in February before going on nationwide tour.”Hopefully this will generate conversation,” said Toksvig. “That’s storytelling at its best: it makes you laugh but hopefully it makes you think. Comedian Sandi Toksvig Comedian Sandi ToksvigCredit:John Nguyen/John Nguyen Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Saying too many people are left languishing and unstimulated in care homes, she disclosed she hopes to “make people think” in a comedy play tackling the issue head on.Silver Lining will tell the story of five elderly women and one young carer, stuck in a Gravesend home amidst rising floods and realising that “nobody’s going to come and save them, because they’re dispensable”.As such, they vow to form their own rescue mission, revealing “incredible reserves of knowledge” which leave them “perfectly capable of saving themselves”.Announcing the play to the world, Toksvig told the Sunday Telegraph she had been inspired by listening to stories from mature actresses, who were struggling to get work and rendered “invisible” to the outside world.”I was talking to an actress friend of mine, and we were talking about how many fabulous actresses there are of a certain age who just don’t get work,” she said.”And then I thought about how few plays I’d seen where the women are absolutely front and centre and it’s about them.”last_img read more

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Paedophile exRadio 1 DJ Chris Denning who offered boy to BBC colleague jailed

first_imgChris Denning, the disgraced Radio 1 DJ,  has been jailed for 13 years as it emerged he “offered” one of his victims to another BBC presenter who replied that he “didn’t do that sort of thing”.The prolific paedophile, 75, used his fame to sexually abuse dozens of young boys in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.He took some of the boys to London on several occasions and introduced them to other celebrities, including Gary Glitter.Denning, one of Radio 1’s founding presenters, was on Friday jailed for a total of 13 years at Southwark Crown Court for assaulting 11 victims, some as young as eight. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Chris Denning introduced his victims to other celebrities, including Gary Glitter (pictured)Credit:Getty Judge Alistair McCreath said the effect on the victims, now grown men, has been “devastating”.He described the offences as “utterly depraved”, and added: “It is not to be forgotten that all of this suffering was inflicted by you for nothing other than your own selfish pleasure.”Denning previously pleaded guilty to 21 sexual offences, including indecent assault and inciting boys to commit acts of gross indecency.He is already serving a 13-year jail sentence for a catalogue of sexual assaults against 24 victims, including one allegedly at Jimmy Savile’s house. Judge McCreath ordered that the latest sentence will start from today. Another well-known Radio 1 DJ was present and Denning offered the victim to him. The other DJ replied he didn’t do that sort of thingProsecutor Jonathan Polnay He showed them pornography before forcing them to perform sex acts on him and photographed them naked. He also took several of his victims to the Walton Hop Disco, which ran from 1958 until 2001.Denning promised another boy that he “could use his connections to get him into the music industry” and convinced him to pose naked for a photo shoot, the prosecutor added.”He said that music managers would want to see photographs of him and so he needed to take some. Denning then said the managers would need to see his physique.”He offered one of his victims a job at the disco and repeatedly had the boy sleep at his house afterwards, where he would abuse him.Mr Polnay said: “Denning took him to London, where he introduced him as ‘one of my friends’ to Gary Glitter.”David Burgess, defending, said Denning suffers from “various ailments” and may die before the end of his sentence.He added: “His past has caught up with him, we are talking about events over 40 years ago. He is very sorry, he has expressed that before.”Denning did not react as the sentence was imposed.center_img A group of the newly appointed Radio One DJ’s pose outside Broadcasting House in 1967. (Left to right) Pete Drummond, Tony Blackburn, Dave Cash, Kenny Everett (kneeling), Duncan Johnson, Chris Denning, Ed Stewart, Mike Ahern, John Peel, unknownCredit: Robert Stiggins/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images Gary Glitter He told the defendant: “You groomed all of these boys. They were for the most part in their early teens, although some were younger.”You used your own fame, your acquaintance with others who were famous, your familiarity with the music industry … to win their trust and misplaced admiration.”Prosecutor Jonathan Polnay said: “In the late 1960s up to the mid 1970s he was a famous DJ, having worked for Radio Luxembourg, Radio London, BBC 2, BBC’s Light Programme and as one of the original Radio 1 DJs, where he had his own show.”He abused his fame, and the trust placed in him by others, for his own sexual gratification.”He added: “Denning would take one of his victims out for pizza. He also took him on holiday, on tours of radio stations and let him stay at his bungalow.”On one of those occasions, in the bungalow, another well-known Radio 1 DJ was present and Denning offered the victim to him. The other DJ replied he didn’t do that sort of thing.”Denning lured boys into his house using his fame and plied them with records, alcohol and cigarettes. A group of the newly appointed Radio One DJ's pose outside Broadcasting House in 1967. (Left to right) Pete Drummond, Tony Blackburn, Dave Cash, Kenny Everett (kneeling), Duncan Johnson, Chris Denning, Ed Stewart, Mike Ahern, John Peel, unknownlast_img read more

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CJ de Mooi claims arrest warrant issued against him over alleged killing

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. In an online video, the professional quizzer (pictured, centre) hit out at the Dutch authoritiesCredit:BBC/12 Yard Productions This warrant… seems to have been because of what somebody else wrote about me on Wikipedia – literallyCJ de Mooi Prosecutors failed in an attempt to extradite him to the Netherlands on a European Arrest Warrant earlier this year over a claim in his book that he punched an armed man and threw him into an Amsterdam canal in 1988.The ex-BBC quiz show panellist also confirmed he was going to be suing the Dutch authorities.He said: “This warrant seems to have been issued because of what I said and wrote in my autobiography – they claim in my autobiography I wrote that I killed a man, I left him for dead, I knocked him unconscious.”I didn’t. Nowhere in my book does it say that, if you please just read the book, all it says is a guy came up behind me with a knife and tried to mug me and the words in the autobiography are: ‘I half-punched, half-pushed him into a canal and walked away’, that is all it says. “This warrant and a lot of the press and a lot of the police investigation seems to have been because of what somebody else wrote about me on Wikipedia – literally.”He added: “It states a lot of personal information about me that is completely wrong – somebody wrote this about me on Wikipedia and this warrant has just picked it up and said: ‘Oh this must be true, we will go after him’.”He added: “I can’t say too much because I’m taking my own legal action, obviously I’m suing.”The Dutch prosecutors’ office was unavailable for comment when contacted.During the eight-minute YouTube video, de Mooi reflects on his “horrible” year, which he said began with a discontinued accusation of sexual assault, the loss of his role on the BBC show and 11 months without earning money. Former Eggheads star CJ de Mooi has claimed the arrest warrant issued against him over an alleged killing appears to have been based on a bogus Wikipedia entry.In an online video, the professional quizzer hit out at the Dutch authorities for a “complete c–k up” after they allegedly made a string of factual errors when they published a list of accusations.He accused them and the press of misquoting him, as well as getting his name and date of birth wrong. In an online video, the professional quizzer (pictured, centre) hit out at the Dutch authoritieslast_img read more

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Barry White of tennis Umpire with soothing voice melts hearts at Wimbledon

first_imgFans praised his voice, with one describing it as being “like drowning in a vat of chocolate, golden syrup and fine brandy”: Have a feeling Konta and Vekic are deliberately prolonging this match just to hear Kader Nouni say ‘love’ again and again #Wimbledon— Simon (@SimonBerney) July 5, 2017 The comparisons to singers have only increased since Nouni was captured on camera singing along to Michael Jackson during a break in proceedings. A French umpire has emerged as the unlikely hero of this year’s Wimbledon with his deep baritone earning him a growing cult following among tennis fans.Kader Nouni’s honeyed voice has earned him the mantle of the “Barry White of tennis” among his predominantly female fan base as he adjudicates some of the tournament’s showpiece courts.Nouni first attracted attention during Johanna Konta’s gripping second-round match against Donna Vekic, with spectators showing their appreciation for his voice and its similarity to the late Grammy Award winner.But with his pairing of a crisp contrast-collar shirt and sunglasses, the Frenchman is already something of a celebrity within the tennis world and seems to enjoy his status as one of the coolest umpires in the business. Wow, Kader Nouni. To describe his voice, think drowning in a vat of chocolate, golden syrup and fine brandy!— Janet Pycroft (@H0gg1t) July 11, 2017 Can Kader Nouni come round my house and just, like, talk to me forever? Please? #Wimbledon— Sarah Kutschera (@NotSoWittyUN) July 11, 2017 Nouni, from Perpignan in southern France, began his umpire career at the age of 15 at his local tennis club. By the age of 16, he was a linesman in the French Open.Since 2005, the smartly-dressed umpire has been a professional referee in ATP and WTA tournaments down to the level of Grand Slams.Fans took to Twitter to show their appreciation for his seductive tones: Britain’s Wimbledon hopes rest on Johanna Konta after defending champion Andy Murray crashed out of the tournament.Konta will play five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams second on Centre Court, as she continues her bid to become the first British woman to win the title in 40 years. Kader Nouni has been described as having a voice ‘like drowning in a vat of chocolate, golden syrup and fine brandy’Credit:Adam Davy/PA Kader Nouni’s voice in the background is very soothing. Feel he’s about to sing some Barry White classic next— Josh Kitto (@cromulentjosh) July 5, 2017 Kader Nouni  The 26-year-old is the last Briton standing in the singles competition after Murray lost his quarter-final battle against Sam Querrey.Konta became the first British woman to reach the semi-finals since Virginia Wade in 1978 after holding her nerve in a nail-biting three-set match on Tuesday.  I want Kader Nouni to umpire/narrate my life. Such a sweet baritone on Centre Court. #Wimbledon— Amy (@BlessAmysHeart) July 11, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. His name is Kader Nouni – and I think he should be the voice on the telephone speaking clock we have in the UK!— David Blanchard (@DGB259) July 11, 2017last_img read more

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Liverpool baker hits out at free cake for Love Island star request

first_imgGood for you, Laura. Happens all the time in the graphic/web design industry too. Would they ask all their suppliers for free services? Nope— Nick Carter (@subcircle) July 25, 2017 The baker responded: “I can fit this in with you but it would be a paid order as it would be for anyone else, including the many high profile customers I already have.” Malin AnderssonCredit:Getty  I wasn’t kidding when I said this happens a lot. 😳 The downside to being near the top of google search for ‘cake makers in Liverpool’. 😫😡 pic.twitter.com/6XSPfdwcmE— Lauras Little Bakery (@LaurasBakery) July 25, 2017 Ms Worthington, who runs Laura’s Little Bakery, replied: “Exposure doesn’t pay my bills and I’ll be honest I think it’s a disgrace that companies like you go to small independent businesses asking for free stuff regardless of what you think the promo might do for their business, which is in fact not a lot, I can assure you.”Touch Management has been contacted for comment.How Twitter reacted Ms Worthington shared a message she says she received from Touch Management asking if she could provide a free cake, “the bigger the better”, for Ms Andersson’s boyfriend’s birthday party.“In exchange she will post a few pics on her social media tagging your brand – she has a combined following of about 630,000 followers on Instagram and Twitter so it’s brilliant promo,” it said. Malin Andersson “I wasn’t kidding when I said this happens a lot,” she posted on Twitter. “The downside to being near the top of Google search for ‘cake makers in Liverpool’.”In another post she wrote: “I will never bow down to this kind of stuff and I feel sorry for the poor company that did. Just pay for people’s services for God’s sake!” I will never bow down to this kind of stuff and I feel sorry for the poor company that did. Just pay for people’s services for gods sake!👎🏻🙄 pic.twitter.com/RIrvSEp30G— Lauras Little Bakery (@LaurasBakery) June 20, 2017 Touch Management responded: “A lot of people we work with are extremely happy to do this in exchange for social promotion as this kind of promo would usually cost brands £500 per post.” Me too. You will henceforth be my only port of call for all Liverpudlian cake-based requirements.— James O’Brien (@mrjamesob) July 26, 2017 I’m going to follow you for this. If I’m ever in Liverpool and I need a cake, as unlikely as that may be, I’m going to call you. 😀👏— Roger Moore (@SimpleBlinds67) July 26, 2017 A Liverpool bakery has criticised companies she claims have contacted her asking for free cakes in exchange for publicity on TV and social media.Baker Laura Worthington says she was approached by a talent agency managing Love Island star Malin Andersson, and separately by the X Factor, about the possibility of a collaboration. If I could spend all the ‘exposure’ I’ve been offered over the years, I would be typing this tweet from my private island made of gold. https://t.co/Wtq0WSJODl— Simon Ward (@simonjward) July 26, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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