Bravo Stars’ Quotes About Having Kids

Posted On Nov 20 2020 by

first_imgReady to grow! Vanderpump Rules stars have been very vocal over the years about their plans to conceive.Stassi Schroeder told Andy Cohen in January 2019 that she was ready to have kids with Beau Clark, six months before the commercial casting director proposed.- Advertisement – “Everything’s in the cards and I don’t even care about the order,” the Next Level Basic author said on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen at the time. “I don’t know when the moment was [I knew he was The One]. I can’t even remember when the moment was. There was something that just, like, switched.”Clark proposed to Schroeder in July 2019, and Us Weekly broke the news the following year that she was pregnant with their first child. When the couple tied the knot in September 2020 in a secret backyard ceremony, the former “Straight Up With Stassi” podcast host showed off her baby bump in a white gown. After kissing the bride, Clark knelt down to kiss his wife’s stomach.- Advertisement – The Florida native exclusively told Us in December 2018 that she was too busy for children, explaining, “I feel like I have way too much stuff I’ve got to do, you know? I’ve got to travel the world, I’ve got to be a successful businesswoman, I’ve got to put out a series of cocktail books. I gotta go to outer space. I want to go to outer space so bad.”Keep scrolling to see the reality stars’ quotes about their future family plans. Brittany Cartwright and Lala Kent both announced pregnancies that same month with Jax Taylor and Randall Emmett, respectively. Scheana Shay shared her pregnancy news in October 2020.The “One More Time” singer had frozen her eggs multiple times before conceiving naturally. “I honestly don’t even know if I do want kids,” the California native exclusively told Us of her decision in January 2019. “I would only have kids if I found the right person who wanted to have some with me, and where my life’s at right now, I don’t see it going in that direction. But things can change, you never know! I just wanted to do this as a backup option because my AMH levels were extremely low, like almost zero. … I’m not getting any younger. My numbers aren’t getting any higher.”While Katie Maloney has been vocal about trying to conceive with Tom Schwartz, Ariana Maddix and Tom Sandoval aren’t planning to start a family anytime soon.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Lack of Black players in county cricket not good enough, says Atherton

Posted On Sep 18 2020 by

first_imgBy Martyn HermanLONDON, England (Reuters) – The lack of Black players in county cricket is “clearly not good enough” according to former England captain Michael Atherton.A study carried out by Leeds Beckett University this year found that there were only nine Black players competing in county cricket last season, down from 33 in 1995.“When I started playing in the early 90s the ration was about one in 12 or one in 15,” Atherton said on the “Cricket, on the Inside” webinar in conjunction with the Lord’s Taverners and Black Opal. “Now you can count them on the fingers of two hands, maybe six or seven. “It’s a complex issue to explain and there are all kinds of reasons impacting upon it. The bottom line is that it’s not good enough when you think of the amount of talent that’s lost.Only three Black players have made their England debut since 2000 – the most recent being Jofra Archer who is in England’s squad to face the West Indies this week in the first Test.“I think the ECB have focussed on the south Asian project and maybe taken their eye off the Black community,” Atherton said. “As a game you want to spread the net as far and wide as you can and select from the maximum talent pool. “You don’t want it to be a closed game, for the public schools, you want it to be a game for all communities, right across the spectrum. At the moment, the ECB would admit that that net is focussed too narrowly.”Gladstone Small, who played for Warwickshire and made 17 Test appearances for England, said the lack of Black players in the county game needs to be addressed. “I’m sure the people at the ECB are doing all the schemes for the youngsters to get them involved, with the Lord’s Taverners in the inner city communities. There’s a lot being done but lots more need to be done.”English soccer has vowed to increase opportunities for the BAME community in coaching and managerial roles after Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling highlighted the issue. Cricket suffers from a similar problem with only two of the 118 managers or coaches employed by counties last season being Black, according to a Daily Telegraph report.West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite, who will be commentating on the Test series, said he was shocked by the small number of Black players in English county cricket. “That’s a shocking number if 18 counties can find only nine cricketers at that level,” he told the Daily Telegraph.The ECB has pledged to engage community leaders and Black influencers within cricket. “In recent weeks we have reflected, and (we) acknowledge that Black players and fans, who have contributed so much to the history of our game, now feel disenfranchised,” they said in a recent statement. “They do not feel as if cricket is a game for them. This must change.”last_img read more

Syracuse upperclassmen get revenge with win over Northwestern

Posted On Sep 17 2020 by

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ As soon as the play clock struck zero, the entire Syracuse sideline dashed toward the midfield circle and converged into one joyous mob.The past 11 times the Orange took the field against Northwestern, it didn’t have that opportunity following the game.But Sunday afternoon was different.“Thank God,” SU attack Alyssa Murray quipped in relief after the game. “Finally.”Using a late four-goal spurt in the second half, No. 3 Syracuse (9-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) broke a tie game and 11-year drought against the No. 7 Wildcats (4-3, 1-1 American Lacrosse) with an 11-7 victory in front of 1,254 fans at the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSeniors Katie Webster and Murray chipped in for a combined seven points, and the SU defense forced 18 turnovers to lead SU to its fifth win against a ranked opponent this season.And in doing so, the Orange upperclassmen — who have lost to NU four times in their collegiate careers — earned a sweet dose of revenge.“Today was about getting this done for our seniors,” head coach Gary Gait said. “Everybody bought in, and I think it makes for a great team effort.”It was Webster that opened the scoring at the 28:13 mark of the first half with a sharp cut in front of the net. The two teams then traded blows throughout the frame, which featured three ties and two lead changes.The Orange was able to carry a 6-4 lead into the break, but it quickly evaporated. Kaleigh Craig and Kat DeRonda both used exceptional stutter-step moves to cut to the cage for unassisted goals as the Wildcats knotted the score in the opening minutes of the second half.Instead of succumbing to the same familiar script, though, the Orange added a plot twist.“Even though they were able to come out and score two quick ones on us, we were able to bounce back from that and really make a good run to close out the game,” Murray said. “I think that’s very telling of our team this year, that we were able to dig deep.”Amy Cross gave SU the lead once again with 21:37 remaining. Five minutes later, Webster lofted a beautiful touch pass to Murray in transition and the latter scored her only goal of the game to make the score 8-6.As the lead grew to four, the Orange defense put together one of its best halves of the season — holding the Wildcats to only three shots in the final 16 minutes of the contest.A goal by Kara Mupo with 7:40 remaining brought the score to 10-7 and provided one final NU gasp. But the Cats wouldn’t get any closer.“(Our defense) really relies on taking away the dodger,” Gait said. “Making dodgers become feeders and then putting the pressure on them to make tough feeds. We just kept going after them.”As the clock ticked away, the enthusiasm on the Orange bench grew more and more feverish.Players jumping, signaling to the crowd to make noise, high-fiving one another. It was the complete opposite of the dejected Northwestern side.Even senior Bridget Daley — hampered by a walking boot on her left foot — pogoed on the sideline throughout the game and rushed the field when it ended.“We all just wanted to hug each other after the game because everyone played their role,” senior defender Natalie Glanell said. “We did it together.”More impressive was the fact that SU overcame a poor day in the draw circle, as it won only 7-of-20 draws.Gait said those numbers will have to improve going forward. But either way, he was proud of his team’s ability to gain extra possessions off turnovers and was happy for all his seniors.For them, the fifth game against the Wildcats was the charm.Webster said: “It’s just the greatest feeling for all of us.” Comments Published on March 23, 2014 at 5:58 pm Contact Tyler: tfpiccot@syr.edulast_img read more