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‘The Voice’ Coaches Sang Gwen Stefani’s "Don’t Speak"And It’s Giving Us Life –

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The Voice is back! Season 17 of the NBC music competition premiered this week, and fans are already swooning over Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton's romance.

Of course, episode one was already filled with drama, like Stefani blocking Shelton from adding contestant Kyndal Inskeep to his team. But there were no hard feelings, as Shelton joined fellow coaches Kelly Clarkson and John Legend in welcoming Stefani back to The Voice with a fun rendition of her former band's 1995 hit "Don't Speak."

On Wednesday, Legend kicked off his Trailer Talk series, which offers behind-the-scenes footage of the coaches as they discuss the competition, performances that didn't make it on-air, and even a bit about their personal lives.

Legend shared his latest Trailer Talk to Instagram, which shows the A-list group singing "Don't Speak" together as Legend plays the piano. "With #TheVoice back in action, so is season 2 of #TrailerTalk! Tonight I have my fellow coaches @blakeshelton, @kellyclarkson, and @gwenstefani! Last season #TrailerTalk broke big news about @Hootieofficial, and this time Blake asks Gwen a very important question..." Legend captioned his post. Stefani also shared a clip of the talk to her Instagram, and it's just so good.

Before the group got to singing, Legend asked Stefani and Shelton some hard-hitting questions about their love life as the couple's four-year anniversary approaches in November. The lovebirds actually met on set of The Voice when Stefani joined the show as a coach in the fall of 2015. A lot of fans have been curious about wedding bells, so Legend just had to ask.

A lot of rumors have been swirling around about you and Blake. Ive been told that you guys are getting married, Legend said. Have you popped the question Blake?

Shelton and Stefani were shook but played it off with a laugh. Shelton even knelt down and pretended to propose right there, which would have been epic. But he stood up to let everyone know that he was just messing around. Don't play with our hearts like that, Blake!

Stefani, who first joined the show in 2015, replaced Adam Levine and is once again coaching alongside her boyfriend. "I thought it was gonna be [extra] this time because I feel like were so far into the relationship and itd been such a long time since Id been on the show and I didnt know how we would be just us and competing, the Stefani told Andy Cohen in a recent interview on his radio show.

"Hes so good at the show," Stefani told Cohen. "Blake is literally a unicorn. Anywhere he goes, people are just attracted to him. Hes such an incredible talent." In episode one, she was caught mouthing "I love you" to Shelton, so we're predicting more cute on-screen moments ahead. Maybe there will even be a proposal at the end of this...!

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How to Actually Follow Through on the Relationship Advice You Get – The New York Times

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He argues that the key to happiness is to not care about most things, and choosing a few specific, values-based things to actually care about. Its an approach the Hollises agree with. We think the most important foundation for a couple is establishing your relationship values, they said. Essentially, deciding which things matter most to you together so you know where to put your time and your effort.

The thing about forming new habits is that the behaviors themselves often arent intrinsically motivating. But if we can connect to the underlying values behind those actions, that can be much more powerful. Youre not just making an effort to give your partner more compliments or do the dishes without being asked; youre working on becoming a specific kind of partner, like a sensitive, kind or trustworthy partner.

To identify the values in your relationship, try having a conversation with your partner about the following questions:

What do you think defines a great relationship?

What qualities in a relationship are most important to you?

What would you like more of in our relationship?

The reason I know my husband loves cuddling so much is because I asked him, What are the top three ways that you like to be shown love?

After 12 years together, I think I know the guy pretty well, but I still like asking him those kinds of questions. For me, the concept of curiosity keeps me on my toes and prevents me from settling into complacency. It means there is always something new that I can learn about him. If youre having trouble identifying core values in your relationship, or you want to start a bit smaller, the top three question is a great one to begin with.

Instead of trying to overhaul your relationship in one fell swoop, try to pick one specific starting place for improvements. The Hollises said that laughter is one of their core values. They told me, It may sound cheesy but we are best friends first and laughing together is what made us friends in the first place. From there, they brainstormed ways to bring more laughter into their lives. Can we watch a comedy special, can we play a game, can we go on a road trip, do something weve never done before, add a date night on the calendar, plan a trip? There are all sorts of roads that will get you to your goal but you only see the available paths when youre looking for them.

Once you have a list of possibilities, pick one to start with. Barrie Davenport, author of Mindful Relationship Habits, said in an email: Its impossible to successfully make several changes at a time because were rewiring our brains to accommodate new behaviors. Just one new behavior can feel overwhelming until we groove new neural pathways to make the behavior automatic.

Having trouble picking your starting place? In his book The All-or-Nothing Marriage, Mr. Finkel outlines eight love hacks that are effective at bringing couples closer together. Mr. Finkel recommends picking a specific love hack with your partner, then creating a concrete game plan for putting it to work. I asked Mr. Finkel to share a few of his favorites, and he outlined three:

1. Reappraise conflict: The basic idea behind this is to think about conflict from the perspective of a neutral third party who wants the best for everybody. In other words, if a therapist was in the room with you, what might they say when you and your partner are arguing?

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GettyAron Eisenberg at the fifth annual official Star Trek convention at the Las Vegas Hilton August 18, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Aron Eisenberg, the actor best known for portraying Nog on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, has died at age 50, his widow announced on Facebook.

Eisenbergs cause of death is not yet known. Eisenberg had suffered from medical issues since he was a child, having been born with only one kidney. He had his second kidney transplant nearly four years ago.

Eisenberg and his widow eloped late last year and were planning on having a big wedding to celebrate the occasion.

There will never be another light like Arons, Longo said. The beauty that he was and the legacy he leaves behind is beyond words. I love him dearly and will miss him eternally.

Heres everything you need to know about Eisenberg:

Eisenbergs widow, Malissa Longo, confirmed that he was dead on September 21, 2019.

Eisenberg was sent to the hospital in critical condition earlier the day he died, Longo said.

He was an intelligent, humble, funny, empathetic soul, Longo said. He sought to live his life with integrity and truth.

Eisenberg has 26 acting credits to his name, according to his IMDB page. This includes appearances in Star Trek TV shows and video games like Star Trek: Renegades, Star Trek Online, Star Trek: Voyager and of course Star Trek: Deep Space Nine where he had arguably his most beloved role as Nog.

Nog, not wanting to emulate the wasted potential of his father, was determined to join Starfleet. Not only did he become the first Ferengi to join Starfleet, but he even reached the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade, according to Gizmodo.

Nog was a fantastic character, and Eisenberg imbued him with a distinct and powerful sense of life, wrote Julie Muncy of Gizmodo.

Eisenberg was nominated for Best Guest Actor in a Syndicated Series in the Online Film & Television Association Television Awards for his work on Deep Space Nine. The award went to Wallace Shawn, who portrayed the leader of the Ferengi, Grand Nagus Zek, on Deep Space Nine.

According to the official Star Trek website, the producers for Deep Space Nine didnt tell Eisenberg anything about the character including how many episodes he would be called to do.

I thought every episode I was doing might be my last episode, he said in a 2012 interview with the website.

He went on to appear in over 40 episodes of Deep Space Nine.

It took about an hour and a half to put on the makeup for Nog, Eisenberg told Red Carpet News TV.

He told Red Carpet News TV that the story arc for Nog paralleled his own life pursuing acting as a career.

To have a character like Nog who steps out of the norm of what his family was or what his heritage is, what his race does, and say I want to do this and then went for it and failed many times I think Nog was one of the most human characters because of that, Eisenberg told the publication. Because he would fall and pick himself up and try again.

Early in his career, he appeared in the TV series Straight Up, the TV movie Amityville: The Evil Escapes as well as the films The Horror Show, Playroom and Beverly Hills Brats, according to the Star Trek website.

He along with fellow Star Trek Veterans Cirroc Lofton and Ryan T. Husk hosted a podcast called The 7th Rule.

According to his Facebook page, he studied theatre at Moorpark College in Moorpark, California.

He was also a professional photographer under his company, Aron Scott Photography, according to the Star Trek website.

He also coached his sons soccer team. Coaching soccer was one of his passions, according to Longo.

Eisenberg was born with only one kidney, according to the official Star Trek website. The kidney failed and he went on dialysis at age 14 and had his first transplant at 17 from a cadaver.

He underwent a second kidney transplant on December 29, 2015. Longo set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise $10,000 for the surgery and they made $13,995 from 330 donors. Longo said that any money left over from the campaign will be given to charities that help support organ donation and other needs for donors and recipients.

Longo said that Aron was cracking jokes all the way up to his surgery. Within a day of the surgery, the kidney had already started to function.

For his second transplant, he spent four months on the waiting list before matching with a friend named Beth Bernstein, who saw his Facebook post about the need for a new kidney and offered to donate one of hers, according to the Star Trek website.

She is just so incredibly selfless to give to me like this that words cannot express my gratitude to her, said Eisenberg in a 2015 interview with the website.

She is giving us the best gift we could ever receive, said Longo at the time. There is no way we could repay her enough for her amazingly generous donation.

One of the nurses told Longo that in all of his years working at the hospital, this was the first time he had seen a donor and a recipient placed in rooms side by side.

On the campaign page, Longo shared that Eisenberg was adopted.

Arons mom has often told me that adopting Aron was the best thing she has ever done, Longo said. I can absolutely understand why. He is a charismatic, precocious, individual, with so much love to give. He always wants to see the best in people even if they have harmed him in some way.

Longo said that she and Eisenberg eloped on December 28, 2018.

They were planning to have a big wedding, but they delayed it to save up on money.

According to the Star Trek website, Longo and Eisenberg were engaged on November 26, 2016 and dated for three years prior.

He made me (and still makes me) want to be the best human I can possibly be, because he always strove to be the best human he could be, Longo said. His resilience and willingness to learn was and is an inspiration.

Longo is an actress in her own right, starring in Valor Infinity: The Evander Chronicles and appearing in other TV shows. Both she and Eisenberg appeared in the show Renegades.

Fans of Eisenbergs work have taken to Twitter to mourn his death. Among those grieving are the official Twitter accounts for Star Trek news website, The 7th Rule, Star Trek Online, and What We Left Behind, a feature documentary on Deep Space Nine.

Players of Star Trek Online hosted a torchlight vigil at the in-game Quarks Bar the day after Eisenbergs death, as reported by PC Gamer.

Eisenbergs son is hosting a memorial for his father in World of Warcraft on September 29 at 7-8 p.m. PST. His son said that the two played the game together for the past 15 years and Eisenberg ran his own guild.

I even recently got a tattoo from the game on my arm because those times made me so happy to spend with him growing up, his son said.

Eisenbergs son posted the announcement on the Star Trek Subreddit. The moderators of the Subreddit verified that it was him posting the announcement.

The memorial will be hosted on the server Area 52 in World of Warcraft (not World of Warcraft Classic). Eisenbergs son said that Longo would be joining the memorial. Hes also trying to get in touch with Eisenbergs coworkers from the shows he appeared in as well as his podcast since they all used to play the game together.

Correction: This post was updated to state that Eisenberg had his own podcast, not a TV show.

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Bulldog fans stage ‘pink out’ to support Arkansas State coach who lost wife to cancer – WXIA

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ATHENS, Ga. The Georgia Bulldogs put up a decisive 55-0 win against Arkansas State Saturday to improve to 3-0. But the days game was about more than football.

Thousands of fans showed up in pink, not their team, but to support the head coach of the opponent. It was thanks to a couple of fans who learned his story and took it to heart.

It started with a tweet. A simple plea to wear pink.

Dwight Standridge from the Bulldogs Battling Cancer charity was compelled.

I saw the story about coach Anderson, and his wife passing away from breast cancer three weeks ago, he said.

Blake Anderson lost his wife, Wendy, to breast cancer after 27 years of marriage. Less than a month after her death, Anderson returned to coaching.

The idea of a pink-out went viral. Retweets and endorsements followed including one from ESPNs Scott Van Pelt.

I knew Dawg National would show up and show out, he said.

Its personal for Dwight and charity co-founder Theresa Abbot.

"Shes a 15-year survivor. I lost my mom to ovarian cancer, he said. At the end of the day, I think my mom and Wendy Anderson will have their arms wrapped around each other today.

Dawg fans didnt disappoint. Fans flooded the stands in a sea of pink.

"Its just helping someone else out going through the battle, Dwight said.

And it didnt go unnoticed.

Just one of the classiest moves Ive ever seen. Hard to truly prepare for something like that. So, I would say thank you, Anderson said.

Im rooting for Georgia the rest of my life for that, Arkansas State player Jacob Still said. They didnt have to do that and they did, what were doing here is bigger than football.

The Red Wolves didnt shock the world, but the result didnt matter. Football is helping Anderson heal.

Its that energy that keeps me going, he said. I dont want to let her down or her legacy.

(Blake Anderson) is a great person and I have a lot of respect for him, said UGA coach Kirby Smart. Hes such a wonderful person. I cant imagine what hes been through. Our fans showed up and showed out. It was a great turnout and Im so proud they embraced a program that has been through some tough times.


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Quarterback Justin McMillan understood exactly where offensive coordinator Will Hall was coming from last week when he labeled Tulanes performance against Auburn humiliating.

McMillan, who went 10 of 33 passing against the Tigers, agreed.

Me and coach Hall talked on the phone a little bit that next day (after Tulanes 24-6 loss to Auburn), he said. I was sick to my stomach myself, so we had the same mindset. Having a guy like that as a leader for us on this offense, I'd run through a brick wall for him.

McMillan encountered much less resistance on Saturday night against Missouri State, rushing nine times for 49 yards and two scores while completing 13 of 16 passes for 122 yards and another touchdown before sitting out the entire second half of the Green Waves 58-6 romp. He will need to be similarly sharp Thursday when Tulane (2-1) opens American Athletic Conference play with a big game against Houston (1-2) at Yulman Stadium on ESPN.

He says Halls passion is driving him.

This is fun for him, McMillan said. This is his life, so when he says (critical) stuff like that, I don't take it as a joke, so I'm going to work my butt off for him in that situation. I feel like the offense all took in on the chin (against Auburn). Were not going to have games like that again just for the fact that coach Hall won't allow us to.

In his rant, Hall criticized his own play-calling, emphasized the offense had plenty of talent and added he would remember the disappointment from the Auburn game for the rest of his life.

After the bounce-back outing against Missouri State, McMillan pointed out the offense was still a work in progress, saying growing pains were inevitable. Hall began coaching his system in spring practice and now has a body of work of three games at Tulane.

Having failed to connect of a multiple vertical routes at Auburn, Tulane hit Missouri States soft coverage with plenty of quick-hitting passes.

We got back to our base offense and pretty much our bread and butter and tried to work that a lot more and get an identity for this team and keep working in that direction, McMillan said. At the end of the day this is still a new offense with a lot of young players. This offense is a nonstop progress for us, and we hope to continue to grow.

McMillan improved to 7-2 as a Tulane starter, and he will get the chance to atone for his other loss against Houston. He threw two interceptions in the second quarter against the Cougars last November as a battle for first place in the AAC West spiraled into a lopsided, 48-17 defeat.

Almost nothing is the same 10 months later. Houston (1-2) is 0-4 against rugged FBS competition since then, losing 52-31 to Memphis and 70-14 to Army in the Armed Forces Bowl last season and to Oklahoma 49-31 and Washington State 31-24 this year (with a win against Prairie View in between).

Tulane has a new offensive coordinator in Hall, and McMillan has been in the program for more than a year rather than three months.

Of course its going to be a different result as far as our effort and our ability to make plays, McMillan said. Like coach (Willie) Fritz said, we have better players. No crack on the guys in the past, but we have a better team this year.

Missouri State provided no real competition, but Tulane improved in one huge area of emphasis, getting only four penalties after racking up 23 through its first two games.

That was much better, Fritz said. We could have gotten away with (penalties) in this game, but we just want to be one of those teams that plays disciplined all the time. We certainly need to do that Thursday evening.

The Wave should be fresh for that game even off a short week. Almost none of the starters played in the second half of a stress-free night against Missouri State, maybe giving them a slight advantage on Houstons front-line guys, who played all the way Friday night against Washington State.

"It was good that we could get up off our feet early and be able to rest, wide receiver Darnell Mooney said. They (Houston) played yesterday, so they are a day ahead of us.

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Homecoming: Former Ole Miss quarterback returns to Oxford as opposing coach – Jackson Clarion Ledger

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Former Ole Miss QB and retired NFL return man Micheal Spurlock now coaches wide receivers at Southeastern Louisiana.(Photo: Courtesy Ole Miss Athletics /Special to the Clarion Ledger)

OXFORD When Ole Miss hosts Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday, a familiar face will be roaming thesideline. But he willbe wearing unfamiliar colors.

Former Ole Miss quarterback Micheal Spurlock, who played in 20 games for the Rebels between 2003-05, will return to Oxford this weekend as the visiting team's wide receivers coach. Spurlock, anIndianola native who played eight years in the NFL as a receiver and return man, is in his second season as a full-time college position coach.

This is not the path Spurlock says he expected his life to take.

"No way.If I wrote the story 10 times, it never would've come out with this ending," Spurlock told the Clarion Ledger."But you know the old saying, 'If you love what you do, you'll never work a day?' I feel like I can do this 18 hours a day and not feel like it's work because I enjoy the guys I work with. You spend long hours with them, but they become your family. And then the kids you work with. To me, they've become my kids."

Former Ole Miss QB Micheal Spurlock (under center) now coaches wide receivers at Southeastern Louisiana.(Photo: Courtesy Ole Miss Athletics / Special to the Clarion Ledger)

Spurlock's journey from Ole Miss to Hammond, Louisiana, involved more stops than a bus trip from Los Angeles to New York. Between 2006 and 2014, Spurlock bounced from Arizona to Tampa to San Francisco to Dallas to Jacksonville to San Diego to Chicago before he announced his retirement from professional football. He ended hiscareer with two punt return touchdowns, three kick return touchdowns and three receiving touchdowns.

Upon retiring, Spurlock returned home to Mississippi with his wife and six kids. Boredom set in pretty quick.

"You don't realize it, but most of your life if you're a player, you had someone setting a schedule for you," Spurlock said. "All of a sudden, [my wife and I] would wake up and look at each other and say, 'What do you want to do today?'"

For Spurlock, the answer to that question often involved heading to the local ballpark to watch kids play baseball. Soon after, Spurlock's wife encouraged him to take up coaching, since he obviously liked interacting with and imparting wisdom upon young athletes.

So Spurlock volunteered as a coach at Philadelphia High School. Soon after, he spent some time at Coahoma Community College. Then, in 2016, he startedan internship with the Dallas Cowboys. By 2017, former Ole Miss assistant coach Frank Wilson had offered Spurlock a position as a quality control assistant at UTSA.

It was there where Spurlock met Frank Scelfo. He was UTSA's offensive coordinator, and Spurlock's cubicle was right outside of Scelfo's office. The two would talk every day. So when Scelfo was hired as Southeastern Louisiana's head coach, he offered to bring Spurlock with him.

"People always say 'I want to help you' in this profession," Spurlock said."He was a man of his word."

Former Ole Miss QB and NFL return ace Micheal Spurlock now coaches wide receivers at Southeastern Louisiana.(Photo: Courtesy Ole Miss Athletics)

The job has been a blessing for Spurlock. He's only three hours from his hometown and happy to be working in the Southeast again. But more than that, he's happy to have found a job where he can make a difference in the lives of young people.

When reflecting on how important Ole Miss was to his life, Spurlock said the school helped turn him from an 18-year-old kid into a 23-year-old man. Now he's getting to do the same with the players he coaches. It's the relationships that matter to Spurlock, who said he looks forward to getting invites to weddings and birthdays 20 years from now because of the difference he's making today.

It's not as if this will be Spurlock's first return trip to Oxford since 2005. His brother-in-law works at Oxford High School, so he stops by on recruiting trips any time he's in the area.

But the chance to coach at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium this Saturday, even if it's for the opposing team? It'll be a special opportunity for Spurlock.

"There's nothing but family there," Spurlock said of Oxford and Ole Miss. "But just for one day I have to go and compete against them."

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After four months as an intern, Houston Deck takes over as U.S. Ski and Snowboard athletic development coach – The Park Record

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All it took was four months this year for Houston Decks life to change completely.

After traveling to Park City from Auburndale, Florida, where he grew up, Deck took an internship with U.S. Ski and Snowboard in late April. Four months later, after the end of his internship, U.S. Ski and Snowboard offered him the full-time position of Athletic Development Coach for aerials and freeski.

Its exciting for sure, kind of a no-brainer for me when I was offered the job, Deck said. I was originally looking at positions in Florida following the finish of the internship, but they had a job open up and I went for it. I had to do an interview and presentation but it was worth it.

Deck, despite his youth at 24, believes that his age will benefit his coaching as a two-part system that can propel U.S. Ski and Snowboard forward. Having graduated college four years ago, according to him, Deck is much more relatable to the younger athletes. They all have similar common interests and are in similar parts of their lives, being up to date on the latest fashion and pop culture trends and just communicating with one another.

My age was actually something asked of me during the interview process for the job and I told them I think its a benefit because of the relationship I can have with the athletes, Deck said. Compared to the coach who may be older with a family and a mortgage, and not knocking that at all, but with me being younger it allows me to be on a similar level as the athletes are in our respective lives.

The second part of where his age believes will be an asset to U.S. Ski and Snowboard is that Deck will come in with little knowledge of the sport-specific training required. Because of this, Deck says he will constantly ask questions in order to learn more and develop better training regimes.

If youre smartest person in the room, youre in the wrong room, Deck said, reciting a turn of phrase. Having that age factor, Im going to ask a ton of questions. Where some might have obvious answers, some might make the other coaches and staff think as well in ways they might not have considered. Instead of being older and coming in believing I know it all, my youth should help us so much more.

Finding out he got the job was a life changing experience, especially because it allowed him to finally tell his family what was going on. Deck, whos close to his family, kept everything a secret from them regarding the full-time job process because he didnt want to get anyones hopes up.

Accepting the job was the easiest part of the process but telling my family, now that was hard, Deck said. Im really close with my older brother and obviously, he was stoked for me. My mom on the other hand, she wasnt as excited because I was her last son to be leaving home and going across the country. But now shes super excited and beyond supportive of this new journey.

The one person who did know about the process, and actually pushed Deck to apply for the internship in the first place, was his girlfriend Melyssa. According to Deck, because both of their families live on the East Coast, the couple had it in their minds to come out West. The decision to not only apply but then take the job was easy as it comes.

With the new season beginning very soon, Deck is focused on just continuing the culture thats already in place.

He believes its already incredibly so continuing it and establishing himself as someone the athletes can trust and come to you are at the top of his immediate goals. He really expects that once the season ends, he can start working with the athletes in a more strength and condition-based role with his ideas and implement his style to help benefit the athletes.

The best way to describe it is that I want to have more than a weight room relationship with the athletes, Deck said. Its about way more than just making them stronger. I want them to know that Im in their corner and they can trust me and come to me with anything. If I dont know the answer, I will find someone who does.

Deck graduated from Florida Southern College with a degree in Human Movement and Performance before he spent two years working at the Athletic Lab in North Carolina under sport scientist Dr. Mike Young, who deck considers a mentor.

While there, Deck gained valuable experience working with elite athletes and implementing new developments in sports science. He eventually left Athletic Lab and returned to Orlando, Florida, where he worked in the private sector before beginning his masters program online with Liberty University, which he said should be completed around the summer of 2020.

I had a goal for myself that once 2019 started, I wanted to go back to school for my Masters and wanted to get more into the strength and conditioning side of things with athletes, Deck said. Ive been in Florida my whole life besides a couple of years spent in North Carolina. I went out West once and really enjoyed it so I searched online for internships out there and I found this.

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Submitted photoThis is A view that St. Edmond graduate Sean Flaherty sees onSaturdays in Iowa City as a student video assistant.

IOWA CITY Football was a part of Sean Flahertys life from as far back as he can remember.

Flaherty, a St. Edmond graduate and former multi-sport standout, found himself missing the game he loved last year.

Thats when a meeting back home helped get the current University of Iowa student back into the sport.

Flaherty is a student video assistant for the Hawkeye football program, working with a team of people just like him to help Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa coaching staff prepare for upcoming games.

Whether it was watching games yelling at the TV with my dad, to going to games with my grandpa, Ive always been around football, Flaherty said. It has always been apart of my life. Football was my favorite sport to play in high school and to be able to be so close with it again is a great feeling.

A key piece to both the St. Edmond offense and defense during his time playing in the green and white, Flaherty admits the feeling isnt quite the same as strapping up on Friday nights and hitting the field.

Its hard not putting the pads on and going at it again like the good old days, he said. But not too many people get an opportunity like this, so Im going to enjoy my time as a video student.

Flaherty found a perfect contact in Tom Little to help him start the process of finding a position with the Hawkeyes.

Before I came to Iowa City, I was working at Hy-Vee and met Tom Little. His son, Matt, was working the student video job. I reached out to Matt and he got me an interview. It really worked out great because I needed to find a job in college and what better way to work than be around football again.

The position begins bright and early many days for Flaherty and his fellow workers, setting up cameras to start filming what is to come.

On gamedays we arrive about four hours before kickoff so we can get into Kinnick Stadium and set up tripods and camera angles for the game, he said. After that, we get some free time before to walk around the stadium. About half-an-hour before kickoff, we get to our spots so we are ready to film.

During the week, the crew will film practice to give the coaches eyes on all the players from all the angles of the field.

There are several cameras used to film offensive, defensive and team drills, Flaherty said. During practice, we have several people importing the film on to computers so the coaches can immediately view film of the day after practices. They use that film to help coach the student athletes.

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Succession, HBO series created by Jesse Armstrong, featuring Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Peter Friedman, Natalie Gold, Matthew Macfadyen, Alan Ruck, Sarah Snook, Jeremy Strong, and Rob Yang,

As a coach who has worked with individual Forbes billionaires and their families, I've been hooked on two excellent TV series that are, in my experience, excruciatingly, forensically, true to life. But do they help us understand how billionaires experience the world?

'Succession', from HBO, created by Jesse Armstrong, centers around the Roys, a media dynasty, whose patriarch is played by Brian Cox.Showtime series 'Billions' stars Damian Lewis, a hedge fund billionaire, Bobby Axelrod andPaul Giamatti who plays New York district attorney, Chuck Rhoades.

From the Inside Out

Both Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and Logan Roy (Brian Cox) epitomize the ruthless, at times maniacal drive to beat theircompetition, which Ive seen before in self-made billionaires. And while we all imagine that billionaires lives must surely be shinier and happier than ours, in reality, billionaires are ordinary, complex, flawed human beings whose lives and longings I have not found to be sated by the number of houses, yachts or helicopters they own. In my experience,

Both series do a great job of showing howhuge wealth can set people apart from the rest of humanity, andhow

From the Outside In

What sets these two TV series apart is the way in whichhouses andpossessionsnever dominate. There are noextraneous shots of helicopters or yachts because the makers of these shows clearly understand that, while the viewer may be fascinated by all the bling, for the billionaires themselves, boats, planes, and supercars, all of which billionaires tend to lease rather than buy, are simply trappings.

Likewise, there arenosweeping pans of sumptuous interiors, because for billionaires a house is seldom their home. Most billionaires own at least six properties (all of which arepermanently staffed) and they seldom spend more than a week or two at a time inany of them.

For me, it is how all possessions are shown to be incidental, rather than central to the characters' lives, which gives both series their feel of authenticity.


Billionaires are affected by a profound lack of trust, equivalent to that experienced by people who have been systematically abused.

Imagine a world in which everyone you meet wants something from you. Whether itstheir kids high school principal or the new friend they just met at a party, billionaires always suspect (usuallywith just cause) that it is not their humor, intellect or personality which is most highly prized. Sooner or later, it seemsto many billionaires, everyone, even their closest relatives, asks them for money.

When you consider that emotions associated with trust include companionship, friendship, love, agreement, relaxation and comfort, you begin to understand what a life without trust might look like.

Because it is in such short supply for them, trust becomes what billionaires want more than anything, and as you can see so clearly in Succession and Billions, they end up testing it to the point where they themselves are responsible for breaking trust or preventing any chance of it being built.

When Bobby Axelrod, as the most powerful person in his firm, orLogan Roy as the head of his family, test their family members' trust to beyond breaking point, as Bobby does with Taylor Mason and Logan does with prettymuch everyone, it is because Bobby and Logan aresubconsciously seeking to control and break trust, before they canbe hurt by someone else breaking it first.

This is why billionaires often feel safest with paid friends (art advisers, personal trainers, etc) where theyknowthe relationship is transactional from the outset. Fortunately, when I work as a coach to billionaire clients, Im beingpaid to be direct and truthful. And Im not their friend. So the coaching relationship works because it is both understood to be transactional as well as honest. On more than one occasion I have been told by these clients that they had their office check to make sure I was charging them the same as other clients. Fortunately, I was.

Billions, Showtime series created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis and supported by Maggie Siff and Asia Kate Dillon, Malin Akerman, Jeffrey DeMunn, David Costable.

Two distinct Billionaire family dynamics

As with so much in life, it all comes down to parenting. I have worked with a billionaire family where the parents values included pursuing their own passions (for science and the arts) and philanthropy. They were grateful for what they had and they passed these values onto their children, who from a young age were encouraged to engage with pursuits that brought them joy. The kids were even taught to apportion a percentage of their pocket money to a charitable cause of their choice. In this family dynamic, money is seen as something which makes life easier and more comfortable, but also as something which is not a right and not the only (or even the most important) measure of success

Often, those who have been born into great wealth are quite pragmatic, living in a way which other billionaires would think of as modest. Nan Pierce and her family, who own the liberal media conglomerate which Logan Roy would like to buy, exemplify this 'more European' billionaire lifestyle. Nan, played by Cherry Jones, brings a roast joint of meat from the kitchen and even invites her maid to join her guests for a drink. This kind of billionaire tends to see money as a legacy to be preserved and passed on.They keep only two or three homes, with a small staff.These 'ordinary billionaires' are often relatively content, largely because they derive joy from who they are and how they spend their time rather than expecting possessions to do the trick.

In comparing themselves to others who are less well off, these 'ordinary billionaires' regard themselves as very fortunate in material terms and they explore and value qualities such as talent and intelligence, in themselves and others. Crucially, they dont compare themselves to other billionaires.

Ive also seen a billionaire family where the parents values were all about money and achievement in purely financial terms, and the benchmark had already been set impossibly high by the patriarch. In this dynastic dynamic, as with Logan Roys family in Succession, Love is not about acceptance. It is a very specific expectation to live up to. Can you do (even half) as well as me? Love is transactional. So, no one feels safe. Here, everything the children do is seen by the parent as a test, ultimately for how suited they are to dynastic succession.

These billionaires who have made their fortune in their lifetime frequently believe that their vast wealthshouldmake them vastly happy. They frequently measure their success only in financial terms and compete with and compare themselves only to other billionaires. Consequently, they spend money, as Bobby does, in order to 'fill a void' which, like 'winning' it sadly never does. Someone always has a bigger yacht or a better sports team and, in a world without trust, having more stuff simply does not bring lasting joy.

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It seemed more a matter of when, not if.

Coach Darren Cahill stepped aside at the end of 2018 to devote time to his family.

But it seemed he was never far from wherever former charge Simona Halep was this season.

And on Thursday a bit lost amidst the Kim Clijsters comeback campaign Halep announced that Cahill would officially be back as her coach in 2020.

After a year without him on my team, Im happy to announce that Darren will be back by my side next season. So, D, last time I killed you. And Im planning to kill you again, Haleo said on her social media Thursday morning. Welcome back. Cant wait to finish what we started. See you soon.

Halep began the season without a coach.

Although, as you can see by the photos below, Cahill was sitting courtside from her early practices at the Australian Open.

Early in the season she had a trial run with Thierry van Cleemput, who had just ended a long coaching association with David Goffin.

But they quickly realized they werent a good fit.

Halep announced after Miami that she would be working with fellow Romanian Daniel Dobre, a coach she had worked with before and knew her well.

With Dobre on board, she won Wimbledon for the first time. (Hes not even mentioned in the WTA website piece about Cahills return).

Halep isnt the first player this year to reunite with a longtime coach who brought his player to the highest heights.

At the US Open, there was plenty of drama as Kamau Murray, who had taken on Monica Puig after a break was announced with American Sloane Stephens, dumped Puig and returned to Stephens.

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In this case, no such drama, as Cahill was most definitely a free agent.

Halep, who turns 28 in a few weeks (time flies), didnt have the hard-court summer shed hoped for after that momentous Wimbledon victory.

She returned in Toronto, but retired after losing the first set to qualifier Marie Bouzkova in the quarterfinals. The official reason was a lower leg injury.

It didnt seem all that serious, but in the weeks before a Grand Slam, you take no chances.

She did return in Cincinnati the following week and won a marathon over Ekaterina Alexandrova in the second round. Halep then was beaten 7-5 in the third set in the third round by eventual champion Madison Keys.

At the US Open, after winning the first set routinely against Taylor Townsend in the second round, she ended up being eliminated in a third-set tiebreak.

Then, she pulled out of a planned participation with countryman Horia Tecau in the mixed doubles.

She was to have played the inaugural event in Zhengzhou, China this week, but withdrew with an ankle injury.

Halep remains entered in the Premier 5 in Wuhan the week of Sept. 23, then the Premier Mandatory in Beijing.

She currently stands No. 2 in the race to the year-end final in Shenzhen, with Karolina Pliskova and Bianca Andreescu right behind her. But youd expect her to make that event, as well.

The announcement was for 2020. Were told Halep will continue to work with Dobre during the season-ending swing in Asia.

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