Have you been giving up the goods before the “traditional” third date rolls around? If so, then you’re not alone.A new study found that more than 25 percent of women are putting out within the first week of dating someone. So if you squeeze three dates into a week, then you’re still on track; however, not many have the time or energy to go out on that many dates within a seven-day period. (See AskMen’s “Women Are Easier Than Ever” for more details; the title should say it all.)Whereas in the past men had to woo and pay for dinner after dinner to get some action, those days seem to be long gone. Men are doing very little to get the sexual gratification that decades ago would have cost them time and money. These days it’s a completely different game all together. Researchers found that 30 percent of young men’s relationships don’t even involve an ounce of romance—no courting, no Sade, no candles, no standing outside of windows with boom boxes—just sex!This shift is being blamed on several factors. For one, gender equality comes into play. With the balance between men and women evening out in the workplace and financially, women are behaving in ways that were once stereotypically male. There’s also the invention of the Pill that has given women freedom and control over their bodies that didn’t exist in the past. Blame is also being placed on Internet porn that is “desensitizing” us to what was once regarded as sacred between a husband and wife.According to sociologist Mark Regnerus, from the University of Texas-Austin, an uneven ratio between men and women is also contributing to sex being given up so quickly. At U.S. colleges, 57 percent of the student body is women; more women than men leads to the female gender competing for “men’s affections.” And once they graduate, that imbalance continues, especially in a place like New York City where single women outnumber single men by more than 210,000—ranking NYC as the top city in the world for men to live satisfying lives. Such statistics are making men “quicker to have sex in our relationships these days, slower to commitment and just plain pickier.” This, of course, also leads to easier women.Explains Regnerus: “Every sex act is part of a ‘pricing’ of sex for subsequent relationships. If sex has been very easy to get for a particular young man for many years and over the course of multiple relationships, what would eventually prompt him to pay a lot for it in the future—that is committing to marry?”Further proof of this ongoing pattern can be found in the fact that the number of married 25 to 34-year-olds has plummeted by an average of 1 percent each year during this past decade, with just 46 percent of those in that age bracket now married.Regnerus also points out “women don’t really need men and marriage— economically, socially and culturally—like they once did.” While this may be true in some ways, it still doesn’t explain when the concept of love got put on the back burner.As women, we should be embracing gender equality and that yes, while we may not need men in many ways, that shouldn’t discount love. If the female gender could only make a pact to somehow hold out when it comes to putting out, perhaps we can swing things in the other direction; perhaps we can take back power in the situation and procure everlasting, meaningful relationships.While sex is healthy, fun and sometimes a necessary itch that needs to be scratched, sex without intimacy and love eventually falls short. As a society, we need to put more emphasis on what’s important fundamentally, instead of superficially; we need to put love back on the table and not take it off until we’ve found meaning in it. If it means hours upon hours of watching or readingPride and Prejudice, then so be it. Love shouldn’t be a thing of the past; it should never go out of style. Seriously, where is Mr. Darcy when you need him? Written by Amanda Chatel for YourTango Share Share 42 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share LifestyleRelationships Study Says Women Are More Promiscuous Than Ever Before by: – October 5, 2011 Tweet
Dermot Weld has nominated Zawraq as the likely leading light in his three-year-old division this term. Speaking in a stable tour for At The Races, Weld said: “He had a bit of a cold six weeks before the race at Leopardstown and I know Aidan thinks a lot of Sir Isaac Newton, so I thought he put up a very good performance to win. “He’s after doing very well over the winter. He’s like a middleweight boxer, powerful and athletic. He has a great mind too, very laid back. Good ground will suit him best. “He’ll start off in the 2000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown next month and that will tell us a lot about where we need to go with him. “He’s in the Newmarket and Irish 2000 Guineas and if he won the trial we’d have to seriously consider Newmarket for him, but if he was beaten and looked like he wanted further, we’d probably come back and run in the Derrinstown Derby Trial at Leopardstown. “I think he may want to go further than a mile and I’m hopeful he’ll stay a mile and a half. ” I was only looking at his pedigree the other night and it’s the old Height Of Fashion family, so there’s no shortage of stamina in his family. “Mentally, you’d say he was more of a Derby horse than a Guineas horse, because he’s so relaxed. He’s a joy to train really. At the moment, he is probably our best three-year-old with the most potential.” Weld also has some established stable stars to rely on in the coming months with Forgotten Rules expected to progress after winning each of his three outings last term, culminating in the British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot last October. The trainer said: “He has done very well over the winter and is likely to start off in the Vintage Crop at Navan. “We think he’s an Ascot Gold Cup horse, the only thing is that he would like some ease in the ground. If the ground is good or even safe good to firm at Ascot, I think he’ll give a very good account of himself.” Fascinating Rock won both the Ballysax Stakes and the Derrinstown Derby Trial last term but failed to fire in either the English or Irish Derby, leaving Weld to go back to the drawing board this term. He said: “He did us proud last year winning a couple of Group races. He was a sore horse after the Irish Derby last year and possibly the runs at Epsom and the Curragh on fast ground just took their toll on him. “He had a good break and I’d like to drop him back to a mile for his first start, so I’m looking at the Heritage Stakes at Leopardstown next month. “I accept he’s a multiple Group winner over a mile and a quarter, but I just want to see how he gets on over a mile and the Heritage is a nice option for him. He’ll always be best suited by a cut in the ground.” Mustajeeb won the seven-furlong Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot last term but after finishing only sixth on his final start in the Breeders’ Cup Mile, Weld thinks a switch back in trip may be key. He said: “He’s done awfully well over winter and looks magnificent. I’m going to look at dropping him back in trip, as I thought he showed a lot of pace in his run at the Breeders’ Cup. “I’ll start him off in the Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh and we’ll see how he gets on.” The Shamardal colt had just one start as a juvenile, beating Aidan O’Brien’s well-regarded Sir Isaac Newton by half a length in a Leopardstown maiden over seven furlongs last October. Weld was delighted with that effort and is planning to pitch Zawraq into the 2000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown on April 12, as he tries to weigh up his Classic potential. Press Association
THE Jamaica Scorpions continued to pile on the pressure on the Leeweard Islands Hurriances in their fifth round Digicel Regional 4-Day game at Warner Park in St Kitts on the second day.Brandon King, unbeaten on 155, led the way for the Scorpions as they wracked up 461 for 4 and a lead of 218 runs.King has so far slammed nine fours and gone over the ropes 13 times in a 175-ball knock. He is partnered with Devon Thomas, who is on 73.On day one, Jahmar Hamilton, 103, and Rahkeem Cornwall, 66, had helped the Hurricanes recover from 96 for five to 243 all out.While the total was not the best, it was challenging enough to make a game of the encounter.The Scorpions though, made light work of it.First John Campbell, who has been having a good tournament this year, scored 88, in an opening partnership of 90 with Shacaya Thomas, 54.Thomas was the first to go, before Jermaine Blackwood went one better to score 55.The only bit of bright news for the Hurricanes, was when Cornwall had Andre McCarthy stumped without scoring, but that result left King and Thomas at the crease, the score at 209 for four.251 runs later, the Scorpions still have the dangerous Rovman Powell in the dug out.The best bowler for the Hurricanes has been Cornwall, who has figures of 2-68 from 21 overs of bowling. Young Alzarri Joseph has bowled well under the circumstances as well, taking the wicket of Shacaya Thomas to end the day with figures of 1-75 from 20 overs.Gavin Tonge is the only other Hurricanes bowler to have taken a wicket. He, so far, has figures of 1-48 from 14 overs.HURRICANES 1st Innings 243Scorpions 1st Innings(overnight 33 without loss)J. Campbell c Powell b Cornwall 88S. Thomas c wkpr Hamilton b Joseph 54J. Blackwood c Hughes b Tonge 55A. McCarthy st Hamilton b Cornwall 0B. King not out 155+D. Thomas not out 73Extras (b14, lb10, w9, nb3) 36TOTAL (4 wkts, 99 overs) 461R. Powell, D. Jacobs, +N. Miller, M. Mindley, R. Leveridge to batBowling: Cornwall 21-5-68-2; Joseph 20-3-75-1 (w1); Tonge 14-3-48-1 (nb1, w6); Louis 9-2-48-0 (nb1, w1); Boatswain 12-1-51-0 (w1); Powell 7-0-63-0 (nb1); Willett 13-1-71-0; Hughes 3-0-13-0Position: Scorpions lead by 218 with six first innings wickets standing
LUKAS KEAPPROTH/Herald photoAfter 90 minutes of regulation and two overtimes were not enough to decide a victor in Wisconsin’s first round match of the Big Ten Tournament, the fate of the Badger’s season came down to a guessing game. Unfortunately for the Badgers, Michigan connected on four of its five penalty kicks, leaving Wisconsin’s season in serious jeopardy.The match could not have ended in a more dramatic way for the Wolverines or Badgers. Both teams were unable to put to record a goal during the game, forcing the match to end in a shootout. After trailing by a goal early, Wisconsin’s Eric Conklin placed in the bottom left corner, and goalie Alex Horwath blocked Michigan’s Cam Cameron to even the score at two goals each in the shootout.With the shootout tied up after four players, the match came down to the best player for each side. Scott Lorenz, who led the Badgers in goals for the year and was tied for second in the Big Ten in points, had his shot blocked by Michigan goalie Patrick Sperry. With a chance to put the game away, Peri Marosevic, Michigan’s leading scorer, placed his ball in the left side of the net.“If I save it, I’m a hero,” Horwath said. “I would have liked to have gotten another one, obviously.”Even had the game not gone to penalty kicks, it would have been tough to tell who was the better team on the field. The conditions for the game were atrocious, with pouring rain and a field filled with patches of mud. During overtime, when the rain came down harder, neither team was able to find many chances. In fact, Wisconsin recorded no shots in the extra periods.“[Poor conditions] were obviously a factor,” goalie Alex Horwath said. “You can’t really play soccer in these conditions.”After regulation and double overtime, fatigue also played a huge factor in the players’ ability to perform.“It’s definitely a hard time, especially when you’re kicking a PK,” defenseman Andy Miller said. “It’s tough when your calf’s all cramped up.”The fact that the game came down to penalty kicks only made the loss tougher to swallow.“It’s a horrible way to go, no matter what,” Miller said. “Even after the game, before we take [penalty kicks], we go up to each other and say good game no matter what happens, because it’s a tossup who goes out.”The loss leaves the Badgers’ fate beyond their control. Despite the team’s high ranking in the RPI, four Big Ten losses in the regular season and a first round loss in the conference tournament put their season in the hands of non-Big Ten teams who have yet to play their conference tournament.However, the Badgers are still hopeful their season will continue.“It could happen,” Horwath said. “We have to sit at home this weekend and hope to God that all the teams win their tournaments who are supposed to.”Despite finishing the season at the bottom of the Big Ten, head coach Jeff Rohrman feels the Badgers belong in the tournament.“We play a tough schedule,” Rohrman said. “At the end of the day you hope that helps you, and I guess we’ll find out Monday.”If the season is in fact over for the Badgers, they still feel they went out valiantly.“It’s more of heart and guts,” Rohrman said. “I was proud of the effort, the way they came out and battled and competed.”
The Wisconsin women’s soccer team capped off a successful return to the McClimon Center this weekend with a 1-0 victory over their Big Ten rival Purdue (6-5-0) on Sunday, bringing their record back over .500 on the season (5-4-3).Purdue commanded the opening minutes and tested Badger keeper Caitlyn Clem early and often with a barrage of close-range crosses and headers on-goal. The greatest threat during their stretch of possession came surprisingly on a free kick from 25 yards out, when Purdue defender Vanessa Korolas managed a shot past Clem that skimmed the left post.Wisconsin’s offense was slightly out of sync to start the contest, partially because Purdue’s defense had successfully shut down star midfielder Rose Lavelle from making long runs down the field and opening up attacking options.Wisconsin’s first significant scoring threat came when midfielder Kinley McNicoll fired a shot from 30 yards out, catching the Purdue defense on their heels. The ball sailed just over the post, however, skimming the top of the outside netting to keep the match scoreless going into the 18th minute.The Badgers finally got the scoring underway in the 32nd minute when McNicoll took a free kick from the left side near the Purdue box. The ball curved through the Boilermaker defense and found the head of midfielder McKenna Meuer, who promptly knocked it into the net in upper-90 fashion. The goal was Meuer’s team-leading fifth of the season.The versatility of the midfield has been a key factor in the Wisconsin offense all season, and head coach Paula Wilkins believes the break from traveling played an integral role in getting the offense back on track as a whole.“I think it’s nice that we’ve been able to get healthier and a little bet more recovered physically,” Wilkins said. “We’re trying to get our kids back to where we were at the beginning of the season.”Lavelle nearly sent the home crowd into a frenzy just two minutes afterwards with a bicycle-kick goal opportunity in the box. Purdue keeper Erika Yohn had a good read on the shot, however, and quickly snagged the low-speed attempt to keep the deficit at one going into the second half.The first significant scoring opportunity for either team in the second half came for Wisconsin in the 59th minute, when the Badgers found themselves in a 2-on-1 scenario with freshman midfielder Victoria Pickett and Lavelle on the attack. Pickett received a cross into the middle of the box, and promptly flicked in backwards to a waiting Lavelle, who fired an open-goal shot just high off the post to hold the Badger lead at 1-0 going into the final 30 minutes.After nearly 50 straight minutes of lackluster play, the Purdue offense nearly stunned the Badgers with their best possession of the half in the 70th minute. A jumping kick save from Clem kept out what initially looked like a guaranteed goal from Purdue forward Maddy Williams, who made a perfect run through the defense to catch nearly every Badger, aside from Clem, out of position.The closing minutes of the match consisted mostly of a battle for possession, primarily at midfield, as neither offense could successfully sustain an offensive possession without committing a turnover. Purdue’s closest opportunity for a late equalizer came on a series of forced corner kicks, but none of the attempts amounted to a threat as Clem reeled in each kick.As the final whistle blew, Wilkins turned around to the home crowd and gave an emphatic sigh of relief. While a far cry from their comfortable 3-0 victory over Indiana to start the weekend, Wilkins was pleased at her team’s ability to stay poised during the hectic final minutes of play.“We didn’t make it easy for ourselves, but it’s something we can build on,” Wilkins said. “It’s a great relief to get two wins at home right now when the Big Ten is so tight.”The Badgers continue their home stand next Friday, Oct. 2, when they host a red-hot No. 18 Minnesota squad (9-2-1), which is currently on a six-game winning streak.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers– “Our plan is for our starters to dominate and our bench to hold the fort,” the Lakers’ Jared Dudley said. “It didn’t work out that well tonight.”– Frank Vogel is a defensive evangelist, so the Clippers’ 51.9 percent shooting was hard for the Lakers to accept. “We let them get out on transition and we didn’t match up,” Green said, referring to the Clippers’ 22-5 edge in fast-break points. “If we’d come out and played like we wanted to and still lost, that would have been OK, but we didn’t do that.”– “We let our offense dictate our defense,” James said. “We have to get better at that.”– The hidden MVP for the Clippers was Moe Harkless, a quiet free-agent acquisition from Portland who was far more influential than his 10 points suggest. Harkless hung in there against James, anticipated entry passes and deflected them, and kept the running game going. “That’s why I thought our bench would be better,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said, “because we got him. He’s long, he guards different positions, he helps switch better. He was great tonight.”– At times, the Lakers flowed better with James on the bench, although he had some eye-popping moments. He quickly foiled the Clippers’ whimsical strategy of using Patrick Beverley on him, he had a nice turnaround 3-pointer from the corner with Kawhi Leonard on him, and in one memorable possession he hunted down Landry Shamet, blocked his shot, and then took a charge on Harrell, which is a valorous act for anyone. But Anthony Davis (25 points, 14 free-throw attempts, two blocked shots and 10 rebounds) and Green (7 for 9 from 3-point range, 28 points) were the focal points down the stretch. – Aside from Green, the Lakers were 6 for 27 from the 3-point line. They didn’t have Kyle Kuzma, of course.– The Clippers didn’t have All-Star Paul George, either, but maybe that’s a disguised blessing because they’ll be more in tune with Leonard by the time George gets back. Rivers said Williams and Leonard are “maybe 10 percent” in sync, and lamented some plays that he saw from the bench that neither player did.– For those who think the mid-range is a desert, Leonard and Williams had 18 field goals in 33 shots. Sixteen of those were two-pointers. “We over-helped too much at times,” Dudley said, “but it’s tough because Lou likes to go left and Kawhi likes to go right, and when you play them you can get confused.”– The Clippers’ willingness to get themselves dirty is well-known around the league by now. Leonard and George have the same preferences. “We couldn’t have picked two free agents who are a better fit for what we do,” Rivers said. Now the Clippers have turned that reputation into sloganeering, with such claims as “Street Lights Over Spotlights” and “Grit Over Glam,” and T-shirts with the same messages. If you think those are jabs at the Lakers, you’re probably right, but James and Davis and almost everyone else in the NBA got here without growing up with butlers and limousines. As admirable as the Clippers’ style of play is, they didn’t invent work ethic.– The takeaway? This would have been an excellent game in any month and it was phenomenal for October. The Lakers and Clippers play each other at Staples Center three more times. There will be very few other times in which either team loses on this floor, no matter how it’s colored. LOS ANGELES — Clippers 112, Lakers 102, the morning after:– Those who picked the Clippers to surpass the Lakers this season based it on quantity of quality. More good players, in other words. Nothing that happened Tuesday night invalidated that.– The 60-19 bench differential was not unexpected, considering Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell are starters who begin from a sitting position. But the Laker reserves shot 7 for 18, and the Clippers’ 40-28 second quarter was hard to overcome.– With Danny Green ringing the bell, the Lakers scrambled back from 14 down and were tied after three quarters. Then they shot 31.7 percent in the fourth quarter, turned the ball over six times (three by LeBron James), and lost by 10. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
The best BiH tennis player Damir Džumhur received an official invitation for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, stated the Olympic Committee of BiH.The best 56 tennis players who meet requirements for competing in the Olympic Games will go to Rio. Damir Džumhur ensured his place in the Olympics after the latest ATP rankings.Requirements for participation in the Olympics are quite simple. Four players from one country can perform in a single and players must be members of the Davis Cup for three times in the past four years.Damir Džumhur is among the 56 players who qualified for the Olympics according to the latest ATP rankings, and the remaining eight places in the tournament will be taken by tennis players who will be invited.Thirty six tennis players who are ranked higher that Džumhur (87th) on the ATP rankings will not go to Rio. Four of them quit the tournament, while 31 of them do not met requirements on the number of competitors from one country or do not have a sufficient number of performances in the Davis Cup. Aljaž Bedene does not have the right to perform because he changed the sports citizenship during the Olympic cycle.Apart from Damir Džumhur, other representatives of BiH in the Olympic Games in Brazil will be Amel Tuka, Hamza Alić, Kemal Mešić, Mesud Pezer, Lucia Kimani, Tatjana Đekanović and Larisa Cerić.(Source: klix.ba/photo: klix.ba)
Gregory LyedGregory L. Lyde, of Bethany, Okla., died Friday, May 3, 2013 in Wellington at the age of 49.Greg was born the son of Robert Lyde and Judy (Blurton) Lyde on March 18, 1964 in Bethany, Okla..Greg was a wonderful dad and loved his son and dog Missy. He was a current employer at Tech Aerospace and also worked as a ghost pilot for the FAA. Greg was a great songwriter and guitarist and he also enjoyed racing late models at 81 speedway.Â Survivors include son, Grant Lyde and his wife Tina of Wichita, dad, Bobby Lyde and his wife Jo of Pensacola, Florida, sister, Molly MacDonald of Georgia, and the mother of his child, Beth Wallace and her husband James of Andover.He was preceded in death by his birth father Jerry Dark, his mother Judy Lyde, grandparents Rolly and Audrey Blurton and his uncle Ronnie Blurton.A private service for family and friends will take place at a later date.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.
“This is a subject matter that has no place in our organization and so the magnitude and the serious nature that we take this allegation is very high,” the GM told reporters after Calgary’s practice.MORE: Akim Aliu describes alleged incident with Bill PetersFlames assistant coach Geoff Ward ran the team’s practice in Buffalo on Tuesday, sparking widespread speculation that Peters had been relieved of his duties. As Aliu shared a more detailed account of his incident with Peters, Treliving said the head coach remained at the team’s hotel while an investigation continues.A statement from #Flames GM Brad Treliving in Buffalo. pic.twitter.com/qcvqZpnjkF— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) November 26, 2019″We hope to have this completed quickly, but it’s got to be thorough,” Treliving told reporters. “It’s got to be thorough and it’s got to be done correctly and I’m not about to comment on anything halfway through or give tidbits or give soundbites at this point other than to say the serious nature of this is not lost on us. We take it with extreme seriousness and until such time as I personally can talk to all parties involved and everybody we want to as part of this, we’re not going to comment.”The Flames GM said he had spoken at length to both Peters and Aliu as well as other players on that IceHogs team and Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman about the situation, but declined to comment further “until such time that I can put everything together.” Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving told reporters on Tuesday that head coach Bill Peters has not been fired, but an investigation is underway into racist comments he allegedly made to a player he coached with the AHL Rockford IceHogs — a Chicago Blackhawks affiliate — during the 2009-10 season.Treliving said he was made aware of Akim Aliu’s tweet accusing Peters of “drop[ping] the N bomb several times towards me in the dressing room” during the Flames’ loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday. Treliving called the allegations against Peters “repulsive” and asserted the onus is on him to find out what took place. The Flames GM added that Calgary is currently handling the investigation, not the NHL and that he did not know whether the coach would be behind the bench for Wednesday’s game against the Sabres.”If it comes out that he did do this what’s the next step — I’m not going to speculate,” Treliving said. “My sole purpose here is to find out what’s taken place, get the facts and do that as quickly as possible, but as thorough as possible. And that’s what we’re going to do.”Peters earned his first NHL head coaching job with the Carolina Hurricanes franchise for the 2014-15 season and remained there for four years before Treliving hired him to coach the Flames in April 2018.
A former Miami teacher has been arrested for sexual battery on a former student, and police say there may be more victims, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.A news release from the sheriff’s office states hat 70-year-old Tom Privett was arrested on Friday morning for the sexual battery of a minor that happened in 2016.Miami-Dade Schools Police contacted Pinellas officials regarding a reported sexual battery on a child 12 years of age or older, but less than 18 years, by an adult while in custodial authority, the sheriff’s office says.Privett allegedly groomed a female student throughout her high school career before he eventually had sex with her every day for about three months.He worked as a history and government teacher at the Terra Environmental Research Institute Magnet School for 30 years, where prosecutors say he met the victim in 2012, when she was a student in his 9th-grade history class.The teacher used the grief the student was experiencing after a family death in order to make advances toward her by touching her inappropriately.“These touches began as rubbing her arms while in class, then rubbing her back, and continued to kiss her on the head, cheek and partial lips,” the arrest warrant states.The following year, he allegedly verbally and mentally abused the victim. He commented about the girl’s weight, leading her to develop an eating disorder so that she can “look good” for him.When she was in 11th grade, Privett began discussing his “sexual desires” and fetishes with her. That led to the pair having sex during the student’s senior year in 2016.Per the warrant, the teacher took the girl’s virginity and they had sex every day until the school year ended.Privett also insisted that they have sex after she was in a car accident that caused pain in her hips, “because this is what she was supposed to do,” the arrest report adds.The victim contacted authorities with the information in December of last year. She then cooperated with them to help build a case around the teacher. She and Privett then had conversations about their alleged sexual encounters while detectives listened. Those conversations led to his arrest.Miami-Dade Schools Police obtained an arrest warrant and requested assistance from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office to help.Detectives tried to interview Privett, but he requested an attorney and was taken to the Pinellas County Jail without incident, where he is now being held with no bond.Miami-Dade Schools Police believe there may be other victims as a result of their investigation.