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Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall share cute snap at golf fundraiser in joint appearance

The image, shared to Twitter on Mr Tindall’s celebrity classics page, shows the ex-England centre sporting some rather questionable pink-patterned Bermuda shorts while in full golfing attire, including a glove and a hat. In contrast, Princess Anne’s Olympic silver medalist daughter was rocking a much more casual look, with white trainers, blue jeans and a dark-blue jacket.

The image shows Mr Tindall, who tied the knot with Zara in 2011, land a kiss on his wife’s head.

Zara, who has now had three children with the 75-time capped international, is also seen beaming with delight when the photo was snapped.

This year’s golfing tournament was held at the Belfry Hotel & Resort in Sutton Coldfield and was organised to raise money for two charities.

The first is the Matt Hampson Foundation.

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Matt Hampson, 36, was left paralysed from the neck down after he was involved in an accident at training with the England under 21 squad in 2005.

He established the charity in 2011 to help others who have suffered catastrophic injuries through sport.

The second charity, the Cure Parkinson’s Trust, is very close to Mr Tindall’s heart as his father was diagnosed with the disease in 2003.

Mike Tindall, who played in Sir Clive Woodward’s World Cup winning England side in 2003, recently explained that it has been a “tough five years” for the family.

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The ex-Gloucester player, who lives just 14 miles away from the Cherry & Whites home ground Kingsholm, went on to offer his thanks to all the support he has received.

“Thanks so much for everyone who supported the day.

“It means a lot to us all.”

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'It's healthier than using a pan!' Mike Reid on how to make the most of your summer BBQ

Mike Reid has teamed up with Aldi to celebrate “Junemas”, which is, essentially, Christmas in June. Aldi reintroduced its favourite Christmas products to stores this week, including mince pies, turkey burgers, and pigs in blankets.

He said: “Start off with a great piece of meat. The produce you start off with is half of what makes a good chef good.

“Using some good ingredients – Aldi’s got some phenomenal beef at the moment.

“Make sure you take things out of the fridge half an hour begore you’re planning on cooking it so that it’s at room temperature, and then doing it over a barbecue.

“Doing it over coal or over wood gives you that real extra authentic flavour to your steak. You can add a marinate to it too.”

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Interestingly, Mike explained that cooking meat on a barbecue is healthier than in a pan.

He said: “If you’re cooking a steak in pan, then you’re rendering the fat of that steak in a pan and so it sits there and goes back into the meat.

“If you’re cooking a steak on a barbecue, the fat drips down into the coal.

“So it’s actually much healthier cooking steak on a barbecue than in a pan or oven roasting.

“And there’s so many vegetables you can do on a barbecue, like a whole roasted cauliflower, aubergine, and eggplant.

“There’s such a variety. For me, barbecuing equals flavour – it doesn’t matter what that is. Whether it’s meat, or fish, or vegetables, you’re packing so much flavour in there.”

Mike stressed that one of the most important things to focus on when hosting a barbecue is the preparation.

He said: “Get things done in advance. You can get majority of the work done the day before. That takes the stress away.

“Share the work too so you can enjoy the day,” added Mike.

To serve with the meat at a barbecue, the chef recommended making a light salad and, as a drink, something fruity.

He said: “Think light flavours – berry punch, tropical ginger beer with rum, or Aperol Spritz.

“I like rum with pineapple juice too, or you can use ginger beer as the base.”

Mike’s recipes

Flaming Junemas turkey burgers with added sauce

Ingredients:

2 Turkey Burgers

2 Brioche burger buns

50g Mature cheddar cheese

100g Cranberry sauce

50g Dijon mustard

50g Mayonnaise

30g Rocket

Method:

– Cook Aldi’s turkey burgers over coals to get that nice, natural smokey flavour to your meat

– Once cooked through, add your cheese right at the end at the end so it melts over the top

– At the same time, slightly toast one of Aldi’s gorgeous brioche buns on the grill

– Place your mustard mayonnaise on the base, followed by some fresh rocket

– Top with your patty and cranberry sauce

Top tip:

A great tip to ensure you melt your cheese without over cooking your burger is to cover it with a metal bowl, this will generate steam to give you an even melt.

Sizzling lime and chilli BBQ Santa-claws

Ingredients:

100ml Sweet chilli sauce

1 Red Chilli, sliced

1 lime, cut in half

Coriander to garnish

Method:

– Cook your prawns over a medium to high heat – you’ll start to see some nice rich colour appearing on the outer shells

– Once cooked to perfection, add your sweet chilli sauce to a bowl

– Toss in your prawns and nicely coat them all over

– Add in your sliced fresh chilli for a little extra heat

– Cut your lime in half and also grill, which not only gives you a lovely finish but most importantly draws out the natural sugars within

– Squeeze over the prawns for a turbo charged lime flavour, finishing them off with that added zing!

Top tip:

It’s not an Aussie barbecue without throwing some prawns on the barbie! Don’t be afraid of the colour – as I often tell my chefs, colour is flavour when you are cooking over fire.

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Parkinson's disease: Mike Tindall's dad on how symptoms appeared 'I tried to ignore it'

Mike Tindall’s father, Philip, would love to kick a ball around the garden with his grandchildren. But laden with an incurable illness, Philip has had to come to terms with his Parkinson’s diagnosis. It may have been around 20 years since the signs of the disease first emerged, but Philip and his wife, Linda, were made aware of Parkinson’s in 2003. “I ain’t [sic] bothered to read anything about it,” Philip admitted in a candid interview on BBC One. “I tried to ignore it, I think.”

Philip elaborated on his line of thought: “I’ve got an incurable condition, and it’s gradually going to get worse, and worse, and worse.”

The father to the 2003 World Cup champion said he was keen on “fitness and conditioning”.

“I wasn’t the one to drop the ball, I was the one to catch the ball,” he said. “And this was now not happening.”

Parkinson’s disease has caused Philip to “fumble things – and that isn’t me… I didn’t think it was me”.

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“I miss the fact that I can’t [play ball] with the grandchildren, like I’d like to do… that’s what I really wish [for],” he said.

Parkinson’s disease

The charity Parkinson’s UK explained: “Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition.

Nerve cells that are responsible for making dopamine are lost over time; this leads to symptoms of the condition to appear.

There are three main symptoms of Parkinson’s: tremor, stiffness, and slowness of movement.

Non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease do not affect movement, but can include issues with:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Bladder and bowel problems
  • Skin and sweating
  • Eating, swallowing and saliva control
  • Speech and communication problems
  • Eye problems.

Mental health issues can develop due to Parkinson’s, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations and delusions.

Drug treatments, exercise, and therapies – such as physiotherapy – can help to manage symptoms of the condition.

If you have any questions about Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson’s UK offers a helpline on 0808 800 0303.

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Oregon House Ejects Mike Nearman for Aiding State Capitol Breach

Lawmakers in Oregon ejected one of their colleagues from office for the first time in state history late Thursday night, voting 59 to 1 to oust Representative Mike Nearman for his role in helping a far-right crowd breach the State Capitol in December.

Mr. Nearman, who was the only no vote, had faced rising pressure from his Republican colleagues to resign from office this week, days after newly surfaced video showed him apparently coaching people on how they might get inside the closed Capitol. Previous security footage had showed how Mr. Nearman exited the building where protesters had gathered, allowing them inside and setting off a confrontation with law enforcement officers.

Mr. Nearman, who faces misdemeanor charges for his actions, said on Thursday that legislative leaders should have never excluded the public from the Capitol — a decision that was a coronavirus precaution. But Democrats said Mr. Nearman had shown a complete disregard for the rule of law and the principles of democracy.

“His actions were blatant and deliberate, and he has shown no remorse for jeopardizing the safety of every person in the Capitol that day,” Speaker Tina Kotek, a Democrat, said in a statement after the vote.

The case had striking similarities to the U.S. Capitol siege that unfolded a couple of weeks later. Although the crowd in Salem was smaller, it was filled with Trump supporters waving flags, far-right agitators wearing body armor, and people chanting for punishment: “Arrest Kate Brown,” they shouted, referring to Oregon’s Democratic governor.

But while Republicans in Congress have resisted major actions in the Capitol siege — recently rejecting a plan for an independent commission — G.O.P. lawmakers in Oregon coalesced in recent days around the idea that Mr. Nearman needed to go. Each of his colleagues joined in a letter this week calling for his resignation.

The House Republican leader, Christine Drazan, said Mr. Nearman had indiscriminately allowed violent protesters into the building. Representative Bill Post, a Republican who said he was one of Mr. Nearman’s closest colleagues, wrote a message explaining that Mr. Nearman had lied to him personally and to other Republican colleagues about whether there was evidence that opening the door had been planned.

“That plan put at risk lawmakers, staff and police officers inside of the building,” Mr. Post wrote.

In the video that surfaced last week, apparently streamed online in the days before the Dec. 21 breach, Mr. Nearman coyly repeats his own cellphone number, suggesting that anyone trying to enter the Capitol could text him.

“That is just random numbers that I spewed out. That’s not anybody’s actual cellphone,” Mr. Nearman said in the footage. “And if you say, ‘I’m at the West entrance’ during the session and text to that number there, that somebody might exit that door while you’re standing there. But I don’t know anything about that.”

Author: Mike Baker
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Mike Caussin: 5 Things To Know About Jana Kramer’s Ex After She Files For Divorce

Author bshilliday
This post originally appeared on Hollywood Life

The second time wasn’t a charm for Mike Caussin and singer/actress Jana Kramer. We’ve got five things to know about the former NFL player as the couple is divorcing after a reconciliation.

Mike Caussin and Jana Kramer‘s marriage is over for good this time. The former NFL tight end, 34, and the country singer/actress, 37, couldn’t make things work in a second go-around. The two had separated in 2016 as Mike admitted to cheating and went to rehab for sex addiction. Even though the two reconciled and renewed their vows the next year, Jana told fans in a heartbreaking Apr. 21, 2021 Instagram post that “It’s time” their marriage ended and that “As I try to make sense of a reality I never wanted to believe could be possible again, those words have now become a reality.” We’ve got five things to know about Mike Caussin.

Mike signed to play in the NFL, but mainly ended up on practice squads

The 6’6” athlete played college football for James Madison University. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2010, but was cut from the roster and relegated to their practice squad. He was picked up by the Buffalo Bills later than year in Dec. 2010 to play on their practice squad, but was waived in 2014. Mike later signed with the Washington Redskins in July 2014, but was placed on injured reserve a month later. In 2015, Mike retired from the NFL after multiple injuries, including ones to his knee, hip and ACL.

Mike Caussin and Jana Kramer
Mike Caussin and wife Jana Kramer attend the 45th Annual People’s Choice Awards in Santa Monica, CA on Nov. 10, 2019. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Mike and Jana fell in love hard and fast as his NFL career was ending

While things weren’t going Mike’s way on the football field, he started dating Jana in Aug. 2014. Their whirlwind romance moved fast, as Mike proposed on Jana’s 31st birthday on Dec. 2, 2014. The pair tied the knot five month later on May 22, 2015.

Mike and Jana started a family right away

Three months after their wedding, the couple announced on August 10, 2015 that former One Tree Hill star Jana was pregnant with a baby girl. Their daughter Jolie Rae was born in Nashville, TN in January 2016.

Mike Caussin and Jana Kramer
Mike Caussin and Jana Kramer attend the iHeartRadio Wango Tango at Dignity Health Sports Park in Los Angeles on June 1, 2019. Photo credit: Shutterstock.

Mike went to rehab for sex addiction

The couple announced their separation in Aug. 2016, as rumors of Mike’s extramarital affairs became public knowledge. He then sought in-patient treatment for sex addiction. Jana gave him an ultimatum: “You need to go somewhere. Basically, you need to figure out what’s going on and what this is, or I’m gone, period,’” Mike revealed on Jana’s Whine Down podcast in March 2019. Mike later opened up about his  sex addiction said in the couple’s 2020 memoir The Good Fight: Wanting to Leave, Choosing to Stay, and the Powerful Practice for Loving Faithfully. “I want to be very clear about something: society has had the nerve to call sex addiction a ‘married man’s excuse’ to which I say bull…(wait for it)…s–t,” he wrote “Addiction is not an excuse at all, and I make sure to never use it as such. However it is an explanation.”

Mike and Jana reconciled, renewed their vows and had another child

After Mike faithfully worked on his addiction program, the couple renewed their wedding vows in December 2017. Mike and Jana shared the happy news in June 2018 that they were expecting a baby boy, with son Jace Joseph Caussin arriving on November 29, 2018. In 2020’s The Good Fight, Jana wrote, “Today I see him working his program, I see him showing up as a father and a husband, and I see his words matching his actions. How he is showing up looks different than before, which helps me trust him.” Sadly just seven months after their book hit stores, Jana told fans in her split announcement, “I’ve put the work in. I’ve given everything I have, and now I have nothing else to give.”

‘I don’t owe Snoop $2MN’: UFC’s White denies ‘illegal’ wager with rapper after telling Mike Tyson that Askren would beat Jake Paul

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Dana White has denied rumors that he owes Snoop Dogg $ 2 million after Jake Paul knocked out Ben Askren and insisted that he has never illegally betted in his life – despite the rapper publicly asking him to pay up after the fight.

As soon as Saturday’s much-maligned spectacle was over, popular commentating newcomer Snoop, who was working on the fight for broadcaster Triller, took to the microphone to shout: “Dana White, where my money at?”

White had emphatically talked up ex-UFC fighter Askren’s chances of beating rookie boxer Paul in his new discipline before the scrap, telling Mike Tyson that he would bet a million dollars on the MMA veteran beating the YouTube loudmouth.

That led Snoop to double the stakes by claiming he would bet White $ 2 million that Paul would win – but White, who was deeply unimpressed by the event, has emphasized that he did not partake.

“I can tell you this: I don’t owe Snoop $ 2 million,” White said to Yahoo, telling Paul to “fight a f***ing boxer” while adding that the farcical one-round bout had only happened because boxing “is in such a bad place”.

“I never bet. Let me make it clear right here to everybody: I have never made an illegal bet, ever. I did not make an illegal bet on Saturday night. I did not bet $ 2 million with Snoop or anybody.

“[Trainer] Javier Mendez called me right after I did the Mike Tyson podcast and said that these guys at Triller want to take that bet: ‘They want to bet you $ 2 million.’

“I said, ‘It’s f***ing illegal. First of all, I’m not going to make an illegal bet, number one, and number two, why would I bet them $ 1 million or $ 2 million, when I could do it legally in Las Vegas and get two-to-one?”
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Austin activists say Chauvin verdict offers hope for Mike Ramos case

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This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

Austin activists say Chauvin verdict offers hope for Mike Ramos case

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Some Black Lives Matter advocates in Austin are celebrating former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s conviction Tuesday.

“Today is just a huge sigh of relief,” said Chas Moore, executive director of the Austin Justice Coalition.

“It’s not a relief, because he’s going to jail,” he added, saying that’s part of the system they’re hoping to reform. “It’s a sigh of relief, because it says that, you know, today, it’s true that Black lives do matter. And when you break that truth, you’ll be held accountable.”

Moore hopes Tuesday’s conviction of Chauvin for murdering George Floyd is a sign for future cases.

He told KXAN he was already thinking about the impending trial of Austin police officer Christopher Taylor. A grand jury indicted him last month for the deadly shooting of Mike Ramos.

“I literally just got a text message from Brenda Ramos, the mother of Mike Ramos. She was, you know, elated to see the verdict. So, I think she’s feeling really reenergized. I think she’s feeling hopeful — as am I,” Moore said.

KXAN turned to an expert on criminal law and justice for perspective.

“It remains rare to see criminal convictions of police officers for the use of force and even rarer to see murder convictions for police officers for the use of force,” said Jennifer Laurin, a professor at the University of Texas School of Law.

Laurin said while the verdict out of Minnesota has no legal bearing on use-of-force cases here, she thinks it’s still a learning moment for many prosecutors.

“Noting what sorts of strategies seem to be persuasive, learning about which experts are potentially more or less persuasive witnesses,” Laurin explained. “I think that prosecutors, even outside the particular jurisdiction in which the case occurs, watch these cases to learn more about how they might make a more persuasive presentation to a particular jury.”

She also notes the unusual nature of Minnesota law that helped prosecutors win their case.

“Second-degree murder in Minnesota can be proved through a theory called ‘felony murder,’ and it can be proved based on the jury believing that an assault occurred and that an individual died in the course of that assault,” said Laurin.

Laurin said that makes murder and felony murder a broader offense in Minnesota than in other places, including, she believes, in Texas.

“I think that has to be seen as part of the story for why the prosecution’s path to conviction in this case was actually — as difficult as it was — easier than it would be in many other jurisdictions where a particular theory on which they prevailed would not have been available,” she said.

That means in other jurisdictions, prosecutors would “have to prove more with respect to the seriousness of the felony and the manner in which it was committed,” she said.

Taylor’s grand jury indictment is the first known indictment of an Austin police officer for first-degree murder resulting from a use-of-force incident, according to the Travis County District Attorney’s Office.

There’s no timeline yet for when that trial will begin.

Coinbase IPO monumental for crypto industry – investor Mike Novogratz

Coinbase IPO monumental for crypto industry – investor Mike Novogratz

The direct listing of the biggest US cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase, on Nasdaq this Wednesday has generated a lot of euphoria, says crypto enthusiast Michael Novogratz. He warns the market could be in store for “a washout.”

Novogratz, founder of cryptocurrency investment firm Galaxy Digital, told MarketWatch that the industry may face something of a short-term reckoning.

“In the next week, certainly we could have some volatility because of the excitement around Coinbase,” Novogratz said on Wednesday, adding: “I’ve seen a lot of weird coins like Dogecoin and even XRP have huge retail spikes, which means there’s a lot of frenzy right now. That never ends well, and so we’ll probably have a washout at one point.”

Despite the warning, Novogratz said he remains bullish on bitcoin and Coinbase on the whole, noting that he views the Coinbase IPO as “monumental” for the crypto industry. The investor recently projected that bitcoin could be worth $ 100,000 by the end of 2021, and he believes that value could increase five-fold by 2024. On Wednesday, bitcoin was hovering close to fresh highs of $ 65,000 per coin.

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Coinbase closed up more than 30% from its $ 250 reference price on Wednesday, at one point passing a market value of over $ 100 billion. It closed at $ 328.28 a share, down from its intraday peak of $ 429.54.

Analysts characterized the share sale as a milestone for cryptocurrencies, pointing out that the biggest US exchange is now getting exposure to mainstream stock market investors. They said the listing was a catalyst that might drive adoption of digital assets.

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“The reason we’re doing a direct listing is that it’s going to get all market participants,” Coinbase CFO Alesia Haas told CoinDesk. “We’re not allocating shares to just 10 institutions. This is going to be a robust, deep price discovery. And we’re excited to see where that market ends up,” she said.

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