Sam Smith Says This Pop Star is His Spiritual Guide to Navigating Fame

Sam Smith Says This Pop Star is His Spiritual Guide to Navigating Fame
Sam Smith’s music has obviously been impacted by a string of R&B singers of the past both male and female. But he’s also inspired by one of the modern greats, not only her music but how she navigates fame: Rihanna. He tells Billboard: “She inspires …

Ely Pop Up Gospel Choir is looking for new members to join them in 2018
The choir has raised more than £5,000 for charity by holding one-off concerts in May 2016 and July this year. More than 60 singers raised the roof at St Mary’s Church by performing songs from Sister Act, The Lion King and other more traditional gospel …

Chesney, Shelton make top 10
Monday, November 20, 2017 – Kenny Chesney and Blake Shelton are the two country CDs on the Billboard top 10 for the chart coming out this week. Chesney’s “Live in No Shoes Nation” dropped from sixth to ninth with 33,000 units; down 37 percent. Shelton’s …
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Tired of being single? You may need to leave N.J., new study says

Tired of being single? You may need to leave N.J., new study says
Being single in New Jersey appears to be tough. Yes, love is apparently more readily available in those metropolitan areas than New Jersey cities, like Jersey City (ranked 73rd best place for singles) and Newark (94th). So how did WalletHub, a personal …

Amazing Ways That ‘Star Trek’ Changed the World
The idea that Star Trek has changed the world might sound as farfetched as some of the USS Enterprise’s spacefaring missions, but the truth is that the science fiction series has directly or indirectly impacted both our present and future. It seems …
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Penn State Institute for CyberScience to Exhibit at SC17
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Press Kit Materials are Available at: About Penn State Institute for CyberScience The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) supports and promotes interdisciplinary research …
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Andre Ward retires: Oakland’s undefeated champ says, “Mission Accomplished”

Andre Ward retires: Oakland’s undefeated champ says, “Mission Accomplished”
Oakland’s Andre Ward completed his mission, evidently. The light-heavyweight champion, citing the physical demands of boxing, stunningly announced his retirement Thursday at age 33. “Mission Accomplished,” was the title above a two-paragraph …
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Andre Ward, undefeated boxing champ, retires. Says desire no longer there.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Light heavyweight champion Andre Ward retired from boxing with an undefeated record Thursday because he no longer has the desire to fight. The 33-year-old Ward released a statement on his website Thursday titled “Mission Accomplished …
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Andre Ward, last U.S. man to win Olympic boxing gold, retires
Andre Ward, the only U.S. male boxer to win Olympic gold in the last 20 years, is walking away from the sport at the top of his game. Undefeated. A world champion. Arguably the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter. “All I want to be is an Olympic champion.
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Mizzou women’s basketball says “bonjour” to an international recruit

Mizzou women’s basketball says “bonjour” to an international recruit
Mizzou women’s basketball made an offseason splash on Monday when it announced the signing of Emmanuelle Tahane, a freshman forward from Bondy, France. Tahane, a 6-foot-1 small forward, adds size and length to an already impressive 2017 recruiting class.
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Virginia Women’s Basketball 2017-18 Season Tickets on Sale
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Season tickets for the 2017-18 Virginia women’s basketball season are on sale now. Season tickets are available in reserved and general admission seating areas for UVA’s 15 home women’s basketball games. The priority-ordering …

Duke Basketball: Importance of Men’s, Women’s Preseason Trips Abroad
Both Duke Basketball programs will play in exhibition games overseas this summer, and the women’s team is preparing for a trip to Italy. The NCAA allows college basketball programs to travel internationally every four years, and this summer both Duke …


Hank Williams Jr. is coming to Tampa with Chris Stapleton, but says he doesn’t know him

musicHank Williams Jr. is coming to Tampa with Chris Stapleton, but says he doesn’t know him
And he really doesn’t know Stapleton? The reigning CMA Award winner for Best Male Vocalist and Grammy winner for Best Country Album? “I have not worked with Chris in the past, nor do I remember ever meeting him,” Williams wrote. “I always ask any of the …
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All eyes on Arjun Janya and Mungaru Male 2’s music
The album with its five songs has singers Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal, who became a brand with Mungaru Male. Arjun has also introduced Bollywood singer Armaan Malik and Rajasthani folk singer Swaroop Khan to Kannada, and brought in our own Kannada …
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Things Every Male Vocalist Should Know
From Ed Sheeran to Geroge Ezra to John Newman, male vocalists are on the rise. The days of simply being a pretty boy and allowing autotune to do all the heavy lifting are over. These guys are musically trained and have powerful voices that command attention.
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Panic over science education is overdone, says Andrew Norton

trendPanic over science education is overdone, says Andrew Norton
by Ben Potter. Australia, like many Western nations, is in the grip of a STEM panic. Policymakers have been telling us for a decade we don’t produce enough science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) graduates to compete in the global economy.
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Super science students
The Central Okanagan Regional Science Fair was hosted by KLO Middle School, in Kelowna on April 9 with the winners heading to the national science fair next month. There were 67 projects by 83 students from Grades 6-11 on display. The 40 science fair …

Data science sexiness: Your guide to Python and R, and which one is best
At Springboard, we pair mentors with learners in data science. We often get questions about whether to use Python or R – and we’ve come to a conclusion thanks to insight from our community of mentors and learners. Data science is the sexiest job of the …
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Boxing coach says change has been good for Johny Hendricks

sportBoxing coach says change has been good for Johny Hendricks
In all matters, Cabello says Hendricks is taking more responsibility for himself, and moving out of his comfort zone. For example, when Hendricks walks into Cabello’s boxing gym in Texas to prepare for his Saturday bout against Stephen Thompson, he isn …
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Lafayette’s boxing venture a step in right direction
Organization president Don Patterson will train club members for free (potential boxers still must pay $ 50 to join USA Boxing for insurance coverage) so that the Gloves can do its part in providing youths with a positive activity that not only keeps …
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Porirua boxing mentor, coach and battler Chris Kenny dies peacefully
Tough guys with tattoos have been rocking up at the Porirua Boxing Club gym this week with tears streaming down their rugged faces, and drinks and baking in their hands. They’re there to pay tribute to boxing coach Chris Kenny who died early on Tuesday …

Campbell Soup says supports mandatory GMO labeling

Matthew Mead/associated press Fresh and ?Creamy? Asparagus Soup With Tarragon is so creamy thanks to purÈed vegetables.

Campbell Soup says supports mandatory GMO labeling
(Reuters) – Campbell Soup Company said it supports the enactment of federal legislation for a single mandatory labeling standard for foods derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The world’s largest soup-maker said on Thursday that it …
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‘Saveur Soups and Stews’ celebrates global flavors one bowl at a time
In a nutshell: Life holds few guarantees beyond death, taxes, the near-universal appeal of a bowl of good soup. Ah, but which soup? They can be lean, healthy and loaded with veggies. They can be rich, creamy and utterly soul-satisfying. They can be …


Winter Soups with Chef Jenna
January is National Soup Month, and that means it’s the perfect time to cozy up with a nice, hot bowl. And, if you need some new ideas Chef Jenna Johansen with “The Epicurean Group” was here to show us two of her favorite recipes.
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Amazon’s Wildlife Threatened By Hydropower Dams, Study Says

trendAmazon’s Wildlife Threatened By Hydropower Dams, Study Says
Amazon’s Wildlife Threatened By Hydropower Dams, Study Says. “We’re watching extinction unfold in front of us,” scientist says of the impact of Brazil’s Balbina Dam. Picture of the Balbina dam. Brazil’s Balbina Dam led to the creation of 3,546 islands …
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Wildlife Forensics Lab Uses Tech To Sniff, Identify Illegal Wood
There’s a small woodshop at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Forensics Lab. But there’s no sawdust, or power tools. The shop is more like an archive, containing samples of some of the rarest woods on the planet — African mahogany, Brazilian ebony and more.
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Delhi government plans to build wall around Pakistani colony to save wildlife
The Delhi government has decided to build a concrete wall around a 128-acre illegal colony of 40,000 people — mostly Pakistani migrants — in south Delhi to contain its expansion. The colony is illegal because it is inside Asola-Bhatti — Delhi’s only …
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Jeff Gordon says return to Hendrick Motorsports rainbow colors possible

sportJeff Gordon says return to Hendrick Motorsports rainbow colors possible
Since announcing two weeks ago that 2015 would be his last full season in NASCAR’s top series, Jeff Gordon has become the focus of much fanfare and attention. That continued on Friday when the four-time Sprint Cup champion told a fan on Twitter that he …

HScott Motorsports names Jay Guy crew chief for Michael Annett
HScott Motorsports announced Friday morning veteran crew chief Jay Guy will has joined the organization to serve as crew chief for Michael Annett’s No. 46 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet. Guy joins HScott Motorsports after serving as a crew chief for David …

Hendrick Motorsports announces changes to Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s pit crew
A Hendrick Motorsports spokeswoman confirmed to on Thursday the identities of three new members of Earnhardt Jr.’s six-man over-the-wall crew for 2015. The newcomers to Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 Chevy crew are front tire changer David …