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first_img Related Powered by WPeMatico ABC/Eric Liebowitz(HOLLYWOOD) — When American Idol first began, it was subtitled “The Search for a Superstar,” and when the show premieres this Sunday night, that’s just what judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan will be doing.  But what qualities are they looking for in a contestant?“We are looking for something unusual — I am, in particular,” Katy tells ABC Radio. “There [are] a lot of great singers…but…it all depends on what kind of star you want. Do you want someone who can just play…bars…? Or do you want to fill arenas?” “What kind of star do you want?” Katy asks rhetorically. “I’m always looking for the biggest one. So I think it’s a combination of things. It’s about presence.  It’s about, what do they contribute musically? Is their perspective different…is it unique?”Luke says he’s also looking for a combination of things.“That magic, that twinkle, that charisma….You’re looking for those chill-bump moments,” he tells ABC Radio. “Those moments where…they come in very unassuming…then they start singing and magic starts happening.”“That’s the main thing,” he declares. “The people that really move our souls and fire us up.”But surprisingly, contestants who tried show the judges they were “unique” by singing their own original songs didn’t fare well, according to Lionel.“In writing their own songs, they don’t really capture who they really are,” Lionel tells ABC Radio. Which is why he and the other judges often made those contestants sing an already existing hit.He explains, “I think sometimes, when they write their songs, they don’t stretch as much as they do when they’re singing someone else’s song.” American Idol premieres on ABC this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement oloNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbbrc8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2fychn( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bh1Would you ever consider trying this?😱agfCan your students do this? 🌚kig4lRoller skating! Powered by Firework The club management of Manchester United are trying to find the alternative option of Harry Maguire. Manchester United has been reportedly eyeing to bring in Harry Maguire in this summer transfer window. However, things got changed when the first bid was dismissed by the club management of Leicester City.Advertisement The club management of Leicester City want a transfer fee worth £90 million for the star English centre back. The Red Devils are not yet ready to pay that amount of transfer fees for a defensive player. That’s why they are looking for alternative options. The best possible option will be Samuel Umtiti.Advertisement Accoding to the sources, Manchester United can get Samuel Umtiti within £50 million. The club management of Barcelona are also trying to offload Samuel Umtiti as the player is not in his prime form at this moment. The centre back pair of Pique and Lenglet are now the first choice for the Catalan Giants.Manchester United have already sealed two deals in this summer transfer window. Daniel James and Aaron Wan Bissaka already joined the Red Devils in this season. The club management are also trying to finalize the deal of Bruno Fernandes and Paulo Dybala as soon as possible.Advertisement Napoli reject the bid of £90M for Koulibaly from Real Madrid  Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgBy Aneeka Simonis HE promises to be a new voice for Pakenham. And council hopeful Richard Sherman, 56, has the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

first_imgSawyer Hunt played most of his minor hockey in Nelson.So it should come to no one’s surprise that the former Nelson Minor Hockey product would have something to say in a game between his new club, the Kimberley Dynamiters, and the Nelson Leafs.Hunt scored twice to lead the Nitros to a 4-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Leafs Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The loss, coupled with a 5-2 setback Friday in Fernie against the Ghostriders, drops the Leafs into fourth spot in Neil Murdoch Division standings. Nelson, tied with Grand Forks at 35 points, has played two more games than the Bruins.Hunt, who opened the game with a power play goal six minutes into the contest, put the visitors up by three goals by jamming home the puck during a goal mouth scramble with time running out in the second frame.The 3-0 lead was more than enough of a cushion for All-World goalie Tyson Brouwer in the Kimberley nets.Brouwer, the third-best backstopper in the KIJHL, stopped all 16 shots to register the shutout.Patrick Ostermann took the loss in goal for Nelson as the hosts were out shot 31-16 in the contest.LEAFS NOTES: Nelson travels to Castlegar Saturday for the first game of a home-and-home series against the Rebels. The rematch is January 29 in Nelson. . . . Nelson will wait until February before testing newly signed netminder Josh Williams returns to the lineup for the Leafs. Williams is currently re-habbing a knee injury that has kep the Alberta based netminder out of the lineup. . . . The Leafs were missing defenceman Kyle Chernenkoff. The Crescent Valley native suffered a concussion Friday in Fernie and was forced to leave the lineup until he’s given the clearance.last_img read more

first_imgThe Aldi Community Games Connaught Finals in the second round of Activities took place in Leitrim on Saturday 14th July, with over 60 Teams involved from the 5 Counties of Connaught, initially involving over 800 competitors through Pre Lims, Semi Finals and Finals in 10 activities in 22 events. Appreciation is extended to all the volunteers, co-ordinators, and officials, without whose support these Finals could not go ahead.  Thanks also is extended to the schools, colleges, sporting parent bodies who put their excellent facilities and personnel at our disposal and also acknowledging the excellent work done by Connaught Community Games Council and the Leitrim County Committee headed by Mary Keenan, Connaught Chair. Both Connaught and Leitrim Committees wish to acknowledge the support of everyone who helped in any way to make this truly sporting day for competitors and supporters, to the National CEO and HQ Office staff, the National Board of Directors and the National Sponsor AldiThe Galway results were as follows:U/13 Boys Futsal – Aughanagh (Sligo) 5-1 Annaghdown U/13 Girls Futsal – Knocknacarra 8-3 Aughanagh (Sligo)   U/10 Mixed Gaelic Football – Oranmore/Maree 14-9 Carrick on Shannon, Leitrim 3-5U/15  Girls Soccer – Athenry 5-2 Cliffony Grange, SligoU/12 Boys Soccer – Clarinbridge 8-1 Burrishoole, MayoU/14  Boys Spikeball – Drumshmabo, Leitrim 3-2 KilnadeemaU/14  Camogie – Bullaun/New InnU/11 Hurling ‘A’ – ClarinbridgeU/14 Girls Spikeball – Kilnadeema/Leitrim U/16 Boys Pitch & Putt – Craughwell All the Galway winners will now represent Connaught at the Aldi Community Games National finals in University of Limerick on the weekend of 17th to 19th August 2018 and we wish them all the best of luck in the finals print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

first_img28 July 2018; Fiona Claffey of Westmeath in action against Leanne Coen of Galway during the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Senior Championship qualifier Group 3 Round 3 match between Westmeath and Galway at Duggan Park in Ballinasloe, Galway. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE *** Galway 6-17 Westmeath 1-6 By DECLAN ROONEYcenter_img At Duggan Park, BallinasloeLouise Ward’s goal after 18 seconds put Galway on the road to victory and Leanne Coen finished the job with a second-half brace as Galway claimed a second win and finished the TG4 ladies senior pool stages as Group 3 winners.We’ll see a re-run of the Connacht final in the quarter-finals as a result of this win as Galway and Mayo will now battle it out for a spot in the All-Ireland semi-final on August 12.With a stiff breeze blowing in Ballinasloe, Westmeath captain Laura Lee Walsh decided to play into the teeth of it after winning the toss, but it proved a crucial decision as her side remained pinned inside their own 45 for much of the half.Their trouble stemmed from a regular inability to retain possession from their own kick-outs, and when Galway sensed a weakness they made great inroads by pushing as many as ten players up on the restarts.Those hints were evident inside the first minute on the first Westmeath kick-out, but it arrived after Louise Ward’s powerful run from the throw-in saw Galway goal after just 18 seconds. Another 20 seconds saw Tracey Leonard off the mark, while Sarah Conneally made it 1-2 to 0-0 before two minutes were up.The decision not to award a penalty to Westmeath a minute later seemed harsh following a trip on the impressive Johanna Maher, but after Tracey and Roisin Leonard pointed again for Galway, it was Maher who got Westmeath off the mark in the ninth minute.Only a stray handpass from Roisin Leonard denied Galway goal number two after ten minutes, but straight from the restart the goal arrived when she robbed possession, swapped passes with her cousin and captain, Tracey Leonard, and had the easy task of hitting an empty net.With Áine McDonagh in great form at midfield Galway continued to dominate and she kicked a super point in the 18th minute, while one each for the Leonards put Galway 2-8 to 0-1 ahead.Westmeath did make an impact as Aoife Connolly and Lee Walsh pointed, but they needed a smart save from Karen Walsh to deny Roisin Leonard as Galway were good value for their 2-12 to 0-3 half-time advantage.A smart Lisa Murphy save denied Lee Walsh straight after the restart and after that defensive slip Galway kicked on at the other end. Coen hit her first goal eight minutes into the second period and she bagged her second a minute later before she was given a rest by manager Stephen Glennon.The one-way traffic continued despite three Galway yellow cards, and Sarah Conneally’s goal with ten minutes remaining was followed by number six from Emma Reaney, who was only on the pitch a few seconds, while Lee Walsh flicked to the net late on.Scorers – Galway: L Coen 2-3, T Leonard 0-6 (2f), S Conneally 1-2, R Leonard 1-2, E Reaney 1-1, L Ward 1-0, A Davoren 0-1, O Divilly 0-1, A McDonagh 0-1.Westmeath: A Connolly 1-2 (2f), LL Walsh 0-1, J Maher 0-1, F Coyle 0-1, MA Foley 0-1.Galway: L Murphy; N Connolly, S Lynch, S Burke; C Cooney, E Flaherty, N Ward; L Ward, A McDonagh; A Davoren, T Leonard (c), O Divilly; S Conneally, R Leonard, L Coen.Subs: C Cormican for R Leonard (h-t), F Cooney for Burke (h-t), M Seoighe for Coen (40), L Gannon for Lynch (51), E Reaney for Faherty (50).Westmeath: K Walsh; N Feery, L Power, R Dillon; F Coyle, J Rogers, C Clarke McMahon; MA Foley F Claffey; A Dolan, L Slevin, J Maher; A Connolly, L McCartan, L Lee Walsh (c).Subs: L Brennan for Clarke McMahon (22), K McDermott for Dolan (40), C Blundell for Slevin (51), A Jones for Dillon (54).Referee: K Corcoran (Mayo).print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

first_imgMAYO 2-13 LEITRIM 2-13 (Mayo win 4-1 after Penalty Shoot-Out) There was a first yesterday in the Quarter Final of the FBD League when Mayo and Leitrim took part in the first ever Penalty Shoot out in a Connacht Competition, with Evan Regan converting the winning kick for Mayo after a brilliant Leitrim comeback saw them claw back an 8 point deficit in the 2nd half to earn a 2-13 to 2-13 draw.Leitrim came out of the blocks faster, with Dean McGovern causing problems on the edge of the square linking well with Pearce Dolan for 2 nice early scores, giving his team a 0-3 to 0-1 advantage. Mayo then woke up and struck for two brilliant goals in quick succession, Brian Reape weaving through the defence to blast to the top corner for the first before Fergal Boland got on the end of a trademark powerful surge by Donal Vaughan to smash t the net also. This was one of the first instances of the new rules being in effect in a competitive game, and they had very little impact, although perhaps encouragingly both teams showed more of an inclination to kick the ball, with Seamus O’ Shea in particular feeding quality kick passes through to the forward line at every opportunity. Mayo continued in the ascendency until the half time break where they led 2-9 to 0-8, Evan Regan and new comers Colm Moran and Fionn McDonagh landing nice scores for them in this period.The second half started with Jack Heslin blazing through from the throw in only to see his fine effort well saved by Rob Hennelly. Indeed that was one of a number of golden goal opportunities that Leitrim spurned, and on reflection had they taken at least one of those it could be them preparing to travel to Tuam to play Galway next weekend. 10 minutes into the second half the game was flipped on its head with two scrappy Leitrim goals from the impressive Evan Sweeney and sub Ryan O’Rourke stunning Mayo. Domhnaill Flynn levelled the scores minutes later, and they would go on to trade points until the final whistle, with Damien Moran levelling the game and forcing the penalty shoot out with his last gasp score. Captain Jason Doherty, Brian Reape, Man of the match Fergal Boland and Evan regan all converted their kicks to win the shoot out 4-1 infront of a huge crowd at AvantCard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada who very much enjoyed the novelty of the occasion, and indeed the cracker of a game that preceded it.New Leitrim manager Terry Hyland will be absolutely delighted with the performance from his charges, in particular their rip roaring comeback in the second half. It perfectly sets up a good tilt at the national league in a few weeks for them, and for James Horan it gives him the opportunity to pit his charges against Galway next weekend in Tuam, who have had the upperhand in the last number of meetings between the teams.LEITRIM: Diarmuid McKiernan, Paddy Maguire, Fergal McTague, Aidan Flynn, Conor Reynolds, Ray Mulvey, Shane Quinn (0-1), Dean McGovern (0-1), Shane Moran (0-1), Sean McWeeney, Cillian McGloin (0-1), Jack Heslin (0-2), Evan Sweeney (1-3, 0-2fs), Pearce Dolan (0-2), Domhnaill Flynn (0-1f) SUBS M Plunkett, R O’Rourke (1-0), G Plunkett, D Moran (0-1) D RooneyMAYO: Rob Hennelly (0-1 ’45), Eoin O’Donoghue (0-1), Ger Cafferkey, Brendan Harrison, Lee Keegan, James McCormack, Donal Vaughan, Seamie O’Shea, Stephen Coen, Fionn McDonagh (0-1), Jason Doherty (0-3fs), Fergal Boland (1-3), Colm Moran (0-1), Brian Reape(1-1), Evan Regan (0-2, 0-1f).SUBS C Crowe, J Kelly, B Doyle, O McLaughlin, C Tracey( Courtesy of Brían Mangan on Connacht Gaa website)center_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

first_imgThe bound body of Chinese businessman, 44-year-old Liyan Jiang, was on Thursday evening discovered in Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo carrying multiple marks of violence.This discovery was made after calls by the wife of the now dead man went unanswered.Reports revealed that Jiang’s residence, which also houses a restaurant was ransacked. Police were called and the man’s lifeless body was found.An investigation has been launched.Dead: Liyan JiangMore details to follow in the August 12, 2017 edition of Guyana Times.last_img read more

first_imgSource: Mountaineer PublishingAn accident in Haywood County on Highway 276 occurred around noon Friday claiming the life of at least one individual and one horse after a Ford Ranger truck hit the back of a wagon train that’s been a long-standing tradition on Labor Day.The accident occurred in front of Pride Resort at 4394 Jonathan Creek Road in Maggie Valley. There were multiple injuries to both people and horses.Multiple emergency responders and veterinarians were at the accident scene caring for the victims.The driver was described as being tall, slender man in his late 20s or 30s, and was driving a late model ford ranger. No names have been released. The investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

first_imgWhenever I visit a city, I always find time to visit a local arboretum, garden, or city park. While many of my friends and colleagues know I’ve worked on software applications and designing websites for years, few know I have a degree in botany and worked as a naturalist for two years. My love of plants and gardens will always be a part of my life.Friends at conferences know to expect me to disappear during lunch breaks or Sunday mornings before sessions to explore plants and trees or go birdwatching in nearby parks and arboretums.Last week was no different when I attended WordCamp US 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and visited Longwood Gardens, about an hour from downtown Philadelphia.Though outside flowers are no longer blooming and trees are bare, Longwood Gardens was ablaze with scarlet red, brilliant yellow, deep blue, bright white, and emerald green holiday lights throughout the outside gardens. One of the most beautiful sights was the beautiful colored fountain show at the Open Air Theater, accompanied by holiday music. I joined dozens of people watching the five-minute light show, ooohing and aahing as the colorful fountains danced to the music. What a treat to visit during an evening when the sky was clear and there was no rain!Here’s another one of my favorite shots of the fountains:Have you visited Longwood Gardens? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…Relatedlast_img read more