Letting go. Olivia Wilde was spotted without her engagement ring for the first time since news broke of her split from fiancé Jason Sudeikis.The actress, 36, looked somber as she spent time at a horse stable in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 14. She sported a gray sweater, jeans, black boots and a patterned face mask amid the coronavirus pandemic. Her ring finger on her left hand was noticeably bare following her broken engagement.- Advertisement – Us Weekly confirmed Wilde’s split from Sudeikis, 45, on Friday, November 13. The exes, who parents of son Otis, 6, and daughter Daisy, 4, began dating in November 2011 and got engaged in January 2013.The Booksmart director was seen on Friday for the first time since the news broke. She exited a Los Angeles market in casual attire after doing some shopping.Prior to the revelation that the two called it quits, they showed PDA at the beach in Malibu in September. Sudeikis and Wilde splashed in the water, embraced warmly and kicked a ball around during multiple trips to visit the ocean that month.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The O.C. alum got real in February 2019 about how she and the Saturday Night Live alum kept their romance alive after welcoming two kids. “We prioritize date night,” she exclusively told Us. “We go out and have a lot of fun. We were both really social people when we met, and we didn’t want to give that up when we became parents, so we’re really consistent about our time with them, but we also prioritize a couple of date nights a week.”She added: “We go to the theater. I love to eat food, so we go to a lot of restaurants, see shows, music — it’s New York! It’s a good thing about living here, live entertainment.”- Advertisement – The pair defended their lengthy engagement several times throughout their relationship, with Sudeikis joking during an April 2016 appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen that they would not “get married until weed is legal in every state.”Wilde, meanwhile, told Net-a-Porter’s Porter Edit in February 2016 that they were “committed and promised” to each other after they had their first child.Scroll down to see more photos of Wilde without her engagement ring. read more
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A consulting firm for Tokyo’s Olympic bid committee paid around $370,000 to the son of Lamine Diack, once one of the world’s most powerful sports officials, around the time Japan was picked to host the 2020 Games, Kyodo News reported on Monday.The report comes amid French investigations into the former head of Tokyo’s bid committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, for approving around $2 million in payments to Black Tidings, a now-defunct consulting firm in Singapore.The report said the findings, based on a review of financial documents as well as reporting by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and several media organisations including Kyodo, may shed light on what happened to the $2 million. Black Tidings made multiple transfers to Diack’s son, Papa Massata Diack, including some paid into a personal account and others transferred to his company, the report said. The combined total was around $370,000, it said.Papa Massata Diack told Kyodo that the payments were not related to the Tokyo Olympics. He declined further comment in an e-mail to Reuters.French prosecutors had been looking into whether Black Tidings paid the younger Diack to influence the father, who was a member of the International Olympic Committee and believed to control votes among African members.Takeda resigned last year due to the scandal, admitting to the payments while denying wrongdoing. The Kyodo report said he denied any knowledge of money transfers from Black Tidings.”At the time, I did not know anything that happened after (making the payment to the consulting firm),” he said.Reuters could not immediately contact Takeda for comment.The older Diack, former head of world athletics’ governing body, was convicted in France on Wednesday for corruption in relation to a Russian doping scandal.The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the government planning to host the games next year instead.Topics : read more
Martinelli has scored ten times for Arsenal in 25 appearances (Picture: Getty)Martinelli returned to Manchester in each of the night four years to spend as long as a fortnight on trial at Old Trafford but United decided against making a move for the striker.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThat decision has appeared to have backfired this term with Martinelli looking an astute signing for the Gunners.And the Brazilian has revealed that, despite enjoying his time at the Theatre of Dreams, an offer failed to materialise.‘There was a partnership between Ituano and Manchester United which allowed me to go there every year, for four years, to train with boys my age or older,’ Martinelli told FourFourTwo.‘That was nice, because I got a first taste of what English football was like‘I met Marouane Fellaini, Patrice Evra and Paul Pogba, and made sure I got a photo with all of them.‘They didn’t make an offer, so I returned to Ituano and kept doing my job there.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsUnited are not the only European superpower left ruing their decision to pass up on Martinelli.The 18-year-old was also on trial with Barcelona but the Catalans made the same decision as Untied in passing up the change to sign the Brazilian.‘I went to Barcelona in November 2018, stayed at La Masia and trained there for two weeks,’ said Martinelli.‘That time, I wasn’t fortunate enough to meet any of the first-team squad because it was the international break – so no Lionel Messi!‘Everything in Europe was completely new to me, and I was really impressed with the facilities at these big clubs: the size of the gym, the number of pitches’.MORE: Which FA Cup fifth round fixtures are on TV and why are they midweek?Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Advertisement Gabriel Martinelli has impressed at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal wonderkid Gabriel Martinelli has revealed Manchester United failed to make an offer for him despite taking him on trial every year for four years.The Brazilian joined the Gunners from Brazilian club Ituano for a mere £6m and he’s been one of the few shining lights for the club this season.United have an association with Ituano and were well aware of Martinelli’s potential as far back as 2014, when they first took the forward on trial. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 2 Mar 2020 4:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link761Shares Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli reveals Manchester United turned down chance to sign him read more
Suarez later moved to Barcelona from Liverpool (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal legend Ian Wright is still fuming with his old club for their infamous £40million + £1 offer for ex-Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in 2013.The Gunners only needed to match the Uruguan’s release clause of £40m, but submitted the cheeky offer of a pound extra which was laughed off by the Reds.Suarez went on to have a barnstorming season at Anfield, with his 31 league goals almost firing Brendan Rodgers’ side to the league title in 2013/14.Wright told the BBC: ‘It’s a nightmare to think about because there was a time when he could have gone to Arsenal but they made that ridiculous bid, a pound extra.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He left a Liverpool side that should have won the league to go to Barcelona when they were amazing – and made them better. He’s amazing.’Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news live Former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger caught a lot of flak for the offer (Picture: Getty)Suarez quickly became a fan favourite at Anfield, with his audacious attempts at goal finding the net more often than not.Wright recalls a particular favourite coming against Newcastle in 2012, he added: ‘He scored one of the best goals I’ve seen in the Premier League.‘People talk about Paolo di Canio’s but that Suarez one against Newcastle was unbelievable – [controlling] a 60-yard pass, on his shoulder.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe Uruguyuan has gone on to have major success at Barcelona after his move to the Camp Nou in 2014, picking up four La Liga titles and one Champions League trophy.The 33-year-old formed part of a devastating attacking trio alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar, netting a record 131 goals in all competitions in 2015/16.MORE: Arsenal make transfer offer to sign Chris Smalling from Manchester UnitedMORE: Dayot Upamecano tells RB Leipzig he wants summer transfer amid Arsenal interestFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Ian Wright slams Arsenal over ‘ridiculous’ Luis Suarez bid Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 26 Mar 2020 3:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link360Shares Comment Advertisement read more
The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has published guidance for companies on how to report environmental, social and governance (ESG) information to meet investor demand for better data.The exchange group delivered the guidance as part of its membership of the UN Sustainable Stock Exchange (SSE) initiative. Several other exchanges also committed to providing listed companies with similar guidance as part of an SSE campaign “to close the ESG guidance gap”.The guidance document is intended to help companies understand what ESG information they should provide and how they should provide it, following demand from investors for a more consistent approach to ESG reporting.Speaking at the launch event in London yesterday, Martin Skancke, chairman of the PRI, said that investors are not getting enough high quality, reliable and comparable information on ESG. Uniform provision of data is needed so that investors can put the information to practical use, he added. Investors speaking on a panel at the launch event also welcomed the guidance.James Bevan, chief investment officer at CCLA, which manages investments for UK charities, said: “The real strength of this initiative, about getting common standards, is a great big wake-up call to the global industrial participants that we must know what is going on and if we do not know we cannot make knowledge-based decisions and therefore we cannot discharge our responsibilities to investors.”Russell Picot, chairman of the HSBC Pension Fund, said the guidance document was “an excellent report”.“It resonated very strongly with my personal beliefs about the importance of this topic,” he said.The LSEG’s guidance builds on model guidance produced by the SSE and also takes into account other ESG standard and reporting initiatives, such as the recommendations announced late last year by the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures.The guidance report states that “research suggests that chief executives tend to overestimate their success in communicating with investors”. It cites a 2015 study by Accenture and UNGC, in collaboration with the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), according to which 38% of CEOs believe they are able to accurately quantify the business value of sustainability initiatives, but that just 7% of investors agree.The guidance, which was sent to more than 2,700 companies that have securities listed on LSEG’s UK and Italian markets, can be found here. read more
Shelly A. Houston Billingsley, 52 of Versailles, passed away at her home Thursday January 19, 2017. Shelly was born Wednesday September 30, 1964 in Lawrenceburg, IN; the daughter of John and Geraldine (Barrett) Houston. She married Robert Billingsley April 27, 1996 and he survives.Shelly was a homemaker. She loved to go fishing, watching westerns, collecting rooters, wolves and Indians and like to color as a hobby. She most enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.Shelly is survived by husband: Robert Billingsley of Versailles; Daughters: Toni (Shane) Peterson of Vevay; Samantha Young and Fiancée Billy Huff Jr. of Harrison, OH; Katie (Stanley) Holt of Vevay; Mother: Geraldine Houston of Delaware, IN; Brothers: John (Jen) Bowers of Idaho; Nathan (Lori) Nickell of Indianapolis; Matthew (Brenda) Nickell of Columbus, OH; Sisters: Shannon Dehner of Milan; Sherry (twin) Calvert of Delaware, IN; Sharla Houston of Moores Hill; Sheila (Junior) Houston Harmon of Milan; Pam (Dallas) Cook of TN; Pat (Marvin) Milbourn of TN; 12 Grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles. She was preceded in death by her father: John “Eddie” Houston, mother-in-law: Carolyn Kraus and father-in-law: William “Bill” Kraus.Funeral service will be 11 AM Tuesday January 24, 2017 at Laws-Carr-Moore funeral home with Paul Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Moores Hill. Visitation will be 9-11AM Tuesday also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, 707 South Main Street Milan, IN 47031; (812)654-2141. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family. read more
Greensburg, IN — Gleaners will be hosting the following drive-thru food pantries in Greensburg for Decatur County residents today and next Monday. Pantries will take place at the Greensburg Elementary School.Today the drive-thru is from 4-6 pm and is open to all ages. On Monday, July 27, the drive-thru is open from 10 am-12 pm and is open to 55 years and over.
President Trump presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to golf legend Tiger Woods at the White House Rose Garden.Woods was awarded the medal yesterday in a ceremony at the White House. President Trump called Woods one of the “greatest athletes in the history of sports.”Trump praised Woods as a true legend and a global symbol of American devotion and drive.Woods won the Masters this year after a major championship slump that lasted for years.Tiger remarked that he’s honored to be part of a small group of four golfers who have been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom which includes Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Charlie Sifford.Tiger admitted he named his son “Charlie” after Charlie Sifford.It’s an incredible privilege to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Considering the recipients, history, and what this means to me and my family, it’s also very humbling. Thank you all for your support and I hope this inspires others to never give up on their dreams. pic.twitter.com/33CJIHwQvz— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) May 7, 2019 Tiger was accompanied by his two children, his mother and his girlfriend Erica Herman. read more
Rishabh Pant earned a promotion and he got going with a six but he perished to Nathan Lyon. Vijay Shankar also hit a six off Zampa but in the quest for aggression, he miscued a pull shot and was caught at long on by Usman Khawaja. Rohit, after equaling Sourav Ganguly’s record of second-fastest Indian to 8000 runs, reached his 41st fifty but after surviving two dropped chances, he was stumped for 54 as his bat slipped out of his hand while attempting a slog. When Ravindra Jadeja was stumped for 1 in the same over, it seemed the game was up but Jadhav and Bhuvneshwar ensured India did not go down without a fight. In the end, the fightback came too late and when both Bhuvneshwar and Jadhav fell in the quest for big shots to long off and deep midwicket respectively, Australia had repaed the reward for posting a good total on a tough deck, made possible by Khawaja’s brilliance at the top. Khawaja sublimeAustralia won an important toss and chose to bat and once again, they got an excellent start with Khawaja and Aaron Finch stitching a partnership of over 50. The 76-run opening stand ended when Ravindra Jadeja struck in his first over, flattening Finch’s (27) off stump with a ball that spun away. Handscomb and Khawaja built upon the steady partnership, with the left-hander tackling the spinners brilliantly by using his feet and employing the sweep on a consistent basis. The left-hander notched up his second century and broke David Warner’s tally of 367 runs in a five-match ODI series in India. However, on reaching the milestone, he immediately perished to Bumrah by driving uppishly with Kohli taking the catch. That resulted in a collapse which saw Australia lose three wickets for seven runs. Ashton Turner, the match-winner at Mohali, threatened to take the game away but when he fell for 20, caught by Kuldeep off Jadeja, Australia struggled for momentum. Jhye Richardson frustrated India by slamming four boundaries in the 48th over bowled by Jasprit Bumrah and his 34-run stand with Pat Cummins ensured Australia had a total which could be defended well. This win for Australia, following their 2-0 win in the Twenty20 Internationals, will go a long way in regaining their confidence, something which was shattered in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal. However, with this win, they seem to be peaking at the right time and having won against the number two-ranked side in their own home conditions, the boost needed for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 could not be any better. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Australia have won a ODI series for the first time after 2017.Australia has won an ODI in New Delhi after 1998.Australia has won an ODI series in India after 2009. New Delhi: Rohit Sharma was dropped on 52 and 53 off Adam Zampa. It seemed Australia’s jinx would be prolonged. However, Zampa got Rohit stumped and India faced an uphill task. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kedar Jadhav staged a brave fightback with a magnificent partnership of 91, hitting sixes and getting close to the target to give the Kotla faithful some hope. However, the asking rate was too much and when Bhuvneshwar (46) and Jadhav (44) departed in quick succession, Australia sensed a victory. The bowling effort, combined with Usman Khawaja’s second century of the series which helped Australia reach such a good total on the Feroz Shah Kotla deck, gave Australia a 35-run win to register a remarkable series win on Wednesday. The win for Australia was not only special, but it was significant. It was their first ODI series win since 2017 and it was their first in India since 2009. They had won a match in Delhi after 21 years and they registered a series win from being initially 0-2 down for the first time in their history. This was India’s first loss in an ODI series at home since they lost 2-3 to South Africa in 2015. With the win having come so close before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and with Steve Smith and David Warner, their two best batsmen expected to make a return to the side, suddenly things look very rosy for the five-time world champions. Chasing 273, India got off to a confident start with Shikhar Dhawan hitting a couple of boundaries but he edged a delivery from Pat Cummins to fail on his home ground. The capacity crowd sprung to life when King Kohli entered and the Indian captain looked in great touch. However, on 20, Marcus Stoinis produced a delivery which bounced a bit more and the edge was taken by Alex Carey. The pin-drop silence of the crowd summed up the mood. In a chase, Australia had broken the spine of the Indian batting line-up. read more