Dating Chats – Manifest Angel http://manifest-angel.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 02:55:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://manifest-angel.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-1-150x150.png Dating Chats – Manifest Angel http://manifest-angel.com/ 32 32 Online chat groups expose private and explicit images without consent – ​​NBC4 Washington https://manifest-angel.com/online-chat-groups-expose-private-and-explicit-images-without-consent-nbc4-washington/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 02:55:08 +0000 https://manifest-angel.com/online-chat-groups-expose-private-and-explicit-images-without-consent-nbc4-washington/ When you find that special someone, or someone you hope will become special soon, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. In the digital age, that might mean taking a sexy photo and sending it to someone you don’t really know. But as soon as you hit send, that photo may end up […]]]>

When you find that special someone, or someone you hope will become special soon, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment.

In the digital age, that might mean taking a sexy photo and sending it to someone you don’t really know. But as soon as you hit send, that photo may end up being seen by hundreds or even thousands of people — and your personal information may be exposed alongside your photo.

Dianna Vasquez, a woman from Maryland, trusted the wrong person and is now working hard to warn others on the dating scene so no one else ends up in her predicament.

“I really felt very violated,” Vazquez said. “[It was] a huge invasion of privacy.”

His TikTok video warning of where provocative images can end up has gone viral on social media. She made the video after finding a post offering nude photos of her and other women in online chat groups.

“In these groups, it was pretty much about photos and videos, all these explicit videos and pictures, videos and pictures, of women who were probably not consensual, like they hadn’t consented to ‘they get aired,’ says Vasquez.

She said she did not consent to her photos being shared. She also thinks she knows who posted the pictures of her and her info on social media — out of spite.

News4 found several chat groups where members, mostly men, share photos and other personal information of women they have dated.

The other members of the group can then choose who they want, like a menu.

“When I saw that, I was shocked,” Vasquez said. “Then I felt like it was dehumanizing. It felt like I wasn’t even a person. I was like an object for sale.”

Sharing information in these online groups can become even more dangerous, as chat group members may ask for phone numbers and home addresses of women whose photos are being shared. Some members pay for the information, while others offer to exchange photos of other women.

Vasquez says the thought of strangers in these online chats having her personal information is terrifying, and the lesson learned is a red flag that has put her love life on hold.

“When you date someone, you know, they know where you live,” she said. “They have your phone number, they have your social media credentials. This is the perfect candidate to put you on these sites.”

According to Detective Amanda Paris of the Fairfax County Police Department, not sharing explicit photos in the first place is the easiest way to ensure they never end up on one of those chat groups.

“You should never share private information or photos with anyone you don’t know,” she told News4. “The easiest way to avoid all of this is to not send it at all.”

But she says there are ways for women to retaliate if they find photos of themselves on a website or chat room.

“So what we would ask them to do is take a screenshot of it, to be able to capture that photo on this website. That allows us to be able to use it as evidence,” Paris said.

With the screenshot, save the URL of the website and the messages shared with it, then print them. Then contact your local police department.

In the meantime, after saving all this information on the message as evidence, you may be able to remove the photos:

  • Login to app/site
  • Find the image or video you want to report
  • Click on the options ••• /settings/menu for the image
  • Select “Report Content”
  • Submit Report

You can also report the post to the website admin – sometimes they will delete the entire chat.

Dating can be dangerous, but there can be a way out of a bad situation. Consumer journalist Susan Hogan shows us how local restaurants and bars are helping to keep their customers safe.

And 48 states, including Virginia, Maryland, and DC, have laws against the nonconsensual disclosure of sexually explicit images and videos. This means you can sue anyone who posts photos or videos of you without your consent.

groups like the Cyber ​​Civil Rights Initiativefounded in 2013, have lists of laws that different US states have against what is called “revenge pornography” or “non-consensual pornography”.

This organization also provides legal information and resources to people in the United States who have previously shared photos that are now being shared without their permission. They are also related to other resources for international victims.

But it’s not easy to prove in court – so the best defense is to never send explicit photos in the first place.

As for Vasquez, her viral video drew thousands of comments from women thanking her for spotlighting the exhibit online.

“It took this viral TikTok to put us all in one place and say, ‘This is a big deal,'” she said. “Like, it’s huge and it goes so much deeper than we even think.”

Reported by Susan Hogan, produced by Ambar Rodriguez, and filmed and edited by Lance Ing.

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The men set to face ETBU on Saturday https://manifest-angel.com/the-men-set-to-face-etbu-on-saturday/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 22:39:18 +0000 https://manifest-angel.com/the-men-set-to-face-etbu-on-saturday/ Marshall, Texas- The Centenary men’s basketball team plays its first regular season road game on Saturday as the Gentiles take on the East Texas Baptist University Tigers in a non-conference contest scheduled for 5 p.m. at Ornleas Gym. Live stats and live video are available for the game at the links below: Statistics: https://www.gocentenary.com/sports/mbkb/2022-23/boxscores/20221112_5t23.xml Video: […]]]>

Marshall, Texas- The Centenary men’s basketball team plays its first regular season road game on Saturday as the Gentiles take on the East Texas Baptist University Tigers in a non-conference contest scheduled for 5 p.m. at Ornleas Gym.

Live stats and live video are available for the game at the links below:

Statistics: https://www.gocentenary.com/sports/mbkb/2022-23/boxscores/20221112_5t23.xml

Video: https://goetbutigers.com/watch/?Live=1779&type=Live

The Gents (1-0) opened their season with a dominating 101-64 win over the Arlington Baptist University Patriots on Tuesday night in a non-conference game at the Gold Dome. Centenary defeated Arlington Baptist for the second consecutive season after recording an 87-77 victory on November 9, 2021 at home. ETBU will open its season on Saturday.

The series between the Tigers and the Gents dates back to 1946 and has been dominated by the Gents as they have won 32 of 41 all-time meetings. The teams met last season in Marshall as the Tigers recorded a rare 75-60 win.

Centenary scored 100 points for the first time since blasting Southwestern 105-69 last season. The Gents have passed 100 points in a game for the third time under head coach Chris Dorsey and Centenary have won 10 of their last 13 home games and Maroon and White are an impressive 25-6 in their last 31 home games dating back to the 2019-20 season.

The Gentiles got off to a flying start, sizzling 68.4% (26-38) in the first half to take a comfortable 59-32 halftime lead. Centenary then shot 37.2 percent (16-43) in the second half to take the win with 37 points. The Gentiles, who edged Arlington Baptist by 10 points (42-32) in the second half, shot 51.9 percent (42-81) for the game.

Centenary was solid from beyond the arc, going 13-31 for 41.9%. The Gentiles only went to the free throw line eight times and made four for 50%. Centenary outshot Arlington Baptist 49-41 and five players reached the double.

Senior F thomas thomas (Kilgore, Texas) led the Gents on offense with 24 points, one shy of their career high, when they were 11-16 from the floor, 1-2 from 3 and 1-1 at the line. free throws. He grabbed five rebounds and added four assists and a blocked shot in 27 minutes. Freshman G Cameron Walker (Bossier City, La.) scored 14 in just 13 minutes off the bench, shooting 5-8 overall and 3-4 from beyond the arc. He added three rebounds and two steals.

Junior G chris jackson (North Las Vegas, Nevada) also came off the bench and scored 13 points in a full 17 minutes. He, like Walker, was also 5-8 overall and 3-4 from beyond the arc. Jackson grabbed four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Junior G Jerrick Baines (Alexandria, La.) started and scored 12 in 26 minutes, going 5-9 total shots and hitting a pair of treys. He grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and provided six assists and four steals.

Senior G Kile Mingo (Cypress, Texas) scored 10 in 15 minutes off the bench as he hit a pair of treys and was 4-9 overall with three rebounds, two assists and a steal.

Senior G Tykeem Singleton (Fort Worth, Texas) and freshman G Quentin Beverly (Katy, Texas) each scored five points while Junior G Council Braeden (Rayne, La.) and senior F Joseph Wiggins (Bossier City, La.) each collected four. senior F Xavier Johnson (Baker, La.) scored three and junior G Coby Harris (Lafayette, Louisiana), senior G/F Willie Davis (Bronx, New York), and freshman G Dalyn Davis (Natchitoches, Louisiana) each scored two goals. Junior G/F dylan hooter (Mandeville, Louisiana) scored one and grabbed three rebounds in eight minutes off the bench.

Beverly grabbed a rebound and got an assist, Board had four rebounds with a block, and Wiggins got three rebounds. Johnson had three rebounds and two assists, Harris grabbed two rebounds, Wille Davis had an assist and a rebound, and Dalyn Davis had two rebounds.

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“If you start dating someone, you have to talk to me first and I have to agree” – Former WWE talent recalls conversation with her friend Batista https://manifest-angel.com/if-you-start-dating-someone-you-have-to-talk-to-me-first-and-i-have-to-agree-former-wwe-talent-recalls-conversation-with-her-friend-batista/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 15:42:48 +0000 https://manifest-angel.com/if-you-start-dating-someone-you-have-to-talk-to-me-first-and-i-have-to-agree-former-wwe-talent-recalls-conversation-with-her-friend-batista/ Dave Bautista, also known as Batista in WWE, had a close friendship with former valet Cherry during their days on the SmackDown roster. In 2007-2008, Cherry appeared on the blue brand as Deuce ‘n Domino’s wrestler and manager. At the time, Batista was involved in high-profile projects WWE World Heavyweight Championship scenarios featuring Edge and […]]]>

Dave Bautista, also known as Batista in WWE, had a close friendship with former valet Cherry during their days on the SmackDown roster.

In 2007-2008, Cherry appeared on the blue brand as Deuce ‘n Domino’s wrestler and manager. At the time, Batista was involved in high-profile projects WWE World Heavyweight Championship scenarios featuring Edge and The Undertaker.

Check Out: What Are Batista’s Ten Best Movies?

In an interview on the Insiders Edge PodcastCherry amusingly recalled how happy The Animal was to give feedback if she started dating someone:

“I became really good friends with Batista. He’s so down to earth, so cool. He was always so funny. He always said, ‘If you start dating someone, you have to tell me first. talk and I have to agree. .’ He was so, so cool, so I got close to him.” [34:04 – 34:22]

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Batista is widely regarded as one of WWE’s most successful performers of his generation. The wrestler turned movie star was supposed to join the WWE Hall of Fame in 2020. However, his induction was postponed after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a scheduling conflict.


Cherry was also friends with Batista’s former stable mate Evolution

Behind the scenes, Cherry was getting along with many of her former colleagues. Paul Wight, known as The Big Show in WWE, even visited his apartment once before several wrestlers went to dinner.

The 47-year-old was also friends with the 16-time world champion ric flair:

“Big Show is awesome,” Cherry continued. “Big Show once came to my apartment because we were all going out to dinner, and it was funny seeing my neighbors like [looking up at Big Show] because I didn’t socialize with many other people in the apartment, so I don’t think they knew what I was doing. It was fun. Flair liked me a lot, which I didn’t mind. Who’s not going to love a friendship with Flair?” [34:36 – 35:08]

WWE released Cherry on August 15, 2008. One of her most notable matches was on SmackDown on April 25, 2008, when she lost to Natalya. The four-minute contest was The Queen of Harts’ first WWE in-ring televised encounter.

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Gators continue to impress singles at Miami fall invite https://manifest-angel.com/gators-continue-to-impress-singles-at-miami-fall-invite/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 01:43:36 +0000 https://manifest-angel.com/gators-continue-to-impress-singles-at-miami-fall-invite/ CORAL GABLES, Florida. –The Gators women’s tennis program continued its strong singles play Saturday at the Miami Fall Invitational, sweeping Kentucky en route to six more singles wins. Out of five games with the Wildcats, the Orange & Blue have dropped just one set in the afternoon. Carly Briggs, paired with Florencia Urrutia, put in […]]]>
CORAL GABLES, Florida. –The Gators women’s tennis program continued its strong singles play Saturday at the Miami Fall Invitational, sweeping Kentucky en route to six more singles wins.

Out of five games with the Wildcats, the Orange & Blue have dropped just one set in the afternoon. Carly Briggs, paired with Florencia Urrutia, put in a consistent 6-3, 6-3 performance to secure their victory. First-year student Rachel Gailis picked up her second victory of the weekend, beating Lidia Gonzalez with a quick 6-2, 6-1 match.

First-year student Anastasia Sysoeva was also dominant for the Gators, beating Makayla Mills: 6-4, 6-2, while Bente Spee also won a victory against Maialen Morante: 6-2, 6-0. Emilie De Oliveira found herself in a battle with Zoe Hammond, but opened up control with a 6-0 opening set. The Wildcat responded in kind, tonight the match behind a 6-2 second set, but De Oliviera kept her composure for a 6-1 third set and a match win. Elsewhere in singles, Sophie Williams also defeated Barry’s Xiyao Wang.

On the doubles competition side, two doubles teams from Florida have had victories in Coral Gables. The duo of Gailis and Spee managed to outlast Northwestern’s Justine Leong and Christina Hand 6-4, while Sysoeva and Sara Dahlstrom managed to hang on against Maria Shusharina and Jennifer Riester of Northwestern, 7-6 (4).

Action from the final day of Miami’s Fall Invitational resumes Sunday at 12 p.m. ET as the Gators are scheduled to take on Miami in singles action.

Singles day two
Carly Briggs def. Florencia Urrutia (Kentucky): 6-3, 6-3
Rachel Gailis def. Lidia Gonzalez (Kentucky): 6-2, 6-1
Anastasia Sysoeva def. Makayla Mills (Kentucky): 6-4, 6-2
Bente Spee def. Maialen Morante (Kentucky): 6-2, 6-0
Emilie De Oliveira def. Zoe Hammond (Kentucky): 6-0, 2-6, 6-1
Sophie Williams def. Xiyao Wang (Barry): 6-3

Day 2 Doubles

Briana Crowley/Sydney Pratt (Northwestern) defeated. Carly Briggs/Alicia Dudeney: 6-1
Rachel Gailis/Bente Spee def. Justine Leong / Christina Hand (North West): 6-4
Anastasia Sysoeva/Sara Dahlstrom def. Maria Shusharina/Jennifer Riester: 7-6(4)
Aino Alkio/Kiley Rabjohns (Northwestern) def. Emilie De Oliveira/Sophie Williams: 6-1

Day One Singles

Maria Shusharina (Northwest) def. No. 119 Alicia Dudeney: 6-4, 6-1
Carly Briggs def. Sydney Pratt (North West): 6-1, 6-2
Christina Hand (Northwest) defeated. Anastasia Sysoeva: 6-1, 7-5
Rachel Gailis def. Justine Leong (North West): 6-4, 7-5
Bente Spee def. Briana Crowley (North West): 6-2, 6-1
Emilie De Oliveira def. Kiley Rabjohns (North West): 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
Jennifer Riester (Northwest) def. Emma Shelton: 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
Sophie Williams def. Aino Alkio (North-West): 6-1, 6-2

The first day doubles

Alexa Noel/Audrey Boch-Collins (Miami) defeated. Carly Briggs/Alicia Dudeney: 6-3
Isabella Pfennig/Mia Mack (Miami) defeated. Rachel Gailis/Bente Spee: 7-6
Maya Tahan/Tatyana Nikolenko (Miami) def. Emma Shelton/Anastasia Sysoeva: 7-6
Sara Dahlstrom/Sophie Williams def. Xiyao Wang/Daniela Farfan (Barry): 7-6

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Date Lab: He’s a gentleman – and a rugby player https://manifest-angel.com/date-lab-hes-a-gentleman-and-a-rugby-player/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 10:06:54 +0000 https://manifest-angel.com/date-lab-hes-a-gentleman-and-a-rugby-player/ Comment this story Comment Chelsea, 29, briefly dated a man who said he had a good experience attending Date Lab. When they broke up a few months ago, she decided to apply. She looked forward to an “old-fashioned blind date,” noting that she’s not a fan of dating apps because it’s easy to miss a […]]]>

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Chelsea, 29, briefly dated a man who said he had a good experience attending Date Lab. When they broke up a few months ago, she decided to apply. She looked forward to an “old-fashioned blind date,” noting that she’s not a fan of dating apps because it’s easy to miss a good match based on surface traits. She’s interested in a long-term relationship but hasn’t put any expectations on the public setup. “I wasn’t super nervous at first.”

While she usually straightens her hair for first dates, her friends have encouraged her to wear it curly. The event planner showered in the morning, giving her curls time to settle. After work, she went home and dressed in her go-to party outfit that she “feels good in,” which includes a turtleneck tank top. She listened to Lizzo on her drive to Sovereign in Georgetown.

She arrived about 10 minutes before her match, Jack, a 28-year-old lawyer. Like Chelsea, he is interested in a serious relationship but didn’t “put much emotional weight” on the evening. He came straight back from a busy day at the office wearing a pink J. Crew shirt. He listened to hip-hop while riding a rental scooter, then got nervous as he entered the restaurant. Luckily he arrived just on time.

After taking pictures, they sat down and had vodka and blueberry cocktails while deciding on the food. They shared a flatbread, then she ordered a short rib entrée while he had a pork sandwich. They each drank two more glasses, switching to beer.

Chelsea broke the ice by asking Jack: “Why do you think The Post decided to match us?” That’s when Jack told her he played rugby in college. “That must be it,” she said, noting that she had a “thing” for rugby players. The attraction was mutual. “She had her hair done in really pretty curls,” Jack commented. “I thought she was quite pretty and she wasn’t very nervous, and that’s still attractive.” Physically, Jack also “checked a lot of boxes” for her, she said.

The conversation quickly turned to their interests and the culture change involved in moving to DC from their respective hometowns – Jack grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Chelsea is from Grand Rapids, Michigan. “We talked about family, and he’s close to his family and so am I,” Chelsea said.

To meet more people in DC, Chelsea joined a volleyball league, while Jack plays kickball. Jack, who had a group of friends in DC since college, admired Chelsea’s outgoing nature and her willingness to get involved in new activities to meet people. “It’s scary to go out and try to make friends when you move house,” he said. “She’s definitely outgoing.”

Chelsea liked Jack’s sense of humor. When she mentioned that she and her friends were sending each other Christmas cards, she was surprised to learn that Jack and his friends had a similar hobby. “We started this 12 years ago and made them at Kinkos,” Jack said. Now they make elaborate electronic boards. One of the friends “is in video production so we’re going to a studio,” he said. He shared some of the cards with her, including one featuring him and his friends wearing matching Christmas jumpers, striking an “awkward JCPenney family portrait” pose, according to Chelsea. She thought it was “so funny, and it really showed her personality”.

They talked for more than three hours, ending the date after 9 p.m. When the bill arrived, they had exceeded the amount allocated by The Post and both offered to pay. But Jack insisted and covered all the difference. He then noticed that the receipt included a 15% tip. “I normally tip 20%,” he told me. He did the math to make sure the servers got 20%. “He’s polite and definitely a gentleman,” Chelsea said.

They went out and said goodbye near the entrance, where Jack rented a scooter to go home. As they stood there, Jack asked Chelsea for her number, but she told him to put her number in her phone. Then she texted him. They continued to text that night. “We were talking about fall in general, and the two have matching Target print flannel pajamas. He sent me a picture after the date,” she laughed. “I really liked him.”

Describing the evening as “a good date and a good conversation”, Chelsea would “definitely go out with him again”. Jack, too, was looking forward to a second date: “Our schedules don’t quite line up, but I think we’ll go out again.”

They keep in touch and coordinate their plans for a second date.

Prachi Gupta is a writer in New York.

Editor’s Note: Due to privacy and security issuesDate Lab allows participants to be identified by their first names only.

A reminder from the Date Lab team: Our daters volunteer to participate in the column. While we appreciate a lively discussion assessing our matchmaking skills, please follow our community rules and don’t comment on someone’s appearance or write a personal attack.

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Men’s basketball announces schedule for 2022-23 season https://manifest-angel.com/mens-basketball-announces-schedule-for-2022-23-season/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 22:02:07 +0000 https://manifest-angel.com/mens-basketball-announces-schedule-for-2022-23-season/ Shreveport– The Centenary men’s basketball program has announced its 2022-23 regular season schedule, as the Gentiles open their season at home against Arlington Baptist University on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. Centenary is expected to play 14 home games, nine road games and two competitions on neutral ground. The Gents will prepare for the […]]]>

Shreveport– The Centenary men’s basketball program has announced its 2022-23 regular season schedule, as the Gentiles open their season at home against Arlington Baptist University on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.

Centenary is expected to play 14 home games, nine road games and two competitions on neutral ground. The Gents will prepare for the regular season by playing two exhibition games – Tuesday, Nov. 1 at LSUS (6 p.m.) and Monday, Nov. 7 at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (7 p.m.).

The Gents finished last season 13-13 overall and 7-9 in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play under head coach Chris Dorsey. Centenary has now finished .500 or better in all five seasons under Dorsey and made his ninth straight SCAC Tournament appearance. The Browns and Whites went 9-3 in the Gold Dome, continuing their recent stellar play at home as they are 24-6 in their last 30 home games over the past three seasons.

The Gents have established themselves as one of the conference’s most successful programs under Dorsey, winning 45 conference games over the past five seasons and their 38 wins in the 2017-21 season led the conference in that span. The Gents are now an impressive 25-13 in their last 38 conference games since Jan. 25, 2020. Centenary has made four trips to the SCAC Championship Game under Dorsey, and has also made two semifinal appearances.

Dorsey is 67-51 in five seasons at the helm, including an impressive 46-28 mark in the SCAC game. The Gents have won 13 or more games in a season four times under Dorsey and eight or more conference games three times. He led the Gents to their best season of the Division III era and one of the most successful seasons in program history in 2019-20 as Maroon and White won their first tournament title SCAC to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history, losing a heartbreaker, 83-81, to UT-Dallas.

The Gents finished 18-10 overall and went 15-5 in SCAC play (13-5 during the regular season) as the maroons and whites set Division III-era program records for single-season conference wins (15), winning streak (10), and single-season home wins (10) as the Gentiles went 10-1 at home. The SCAC tournament title also marked the Gents’ first men’s basketball conference title since 1980 when the Maroon and White won both the regular season and conference tournament championships while a member of the Trans America Athletic Conference (now the Atlantic Sun Conference). Centenary topped the individual SCAC playoff awards as Dorsey was named the 2019-20 SCAC Coach of the Year.

Centenary will play its first regular season road game at East Texas Baptist University on Saturday, Nov. 12 (5 p.m.) in Marshall, TX, then return home to face Louisiana Christian University on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. then play a pair of matches in the Millsaps Tournament in Jackson, Miss. on Nov. 19-20, take a break for Thanksgiving, then take on Texas College at home on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 3 p.m.

The Gents will open home conference play on Friday, Dec. 2 against Trinity (7:30 p.m.), then face Schreiner on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m., then play back-to-back non-conference home games — Tuesday, Dec. 6 against Millsaps ( 7:30 p.m.) and Belhaven University on Friday, December 9 (7 p.m.). Centenary then returns to conference play with games at Southwestern (Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.) and Texas Lutheran (Saturday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m.). The Gents end the calendar year at home on Friday, Dec. 30 against Dallas (6 p.m.) and against Austin College on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 3 p.m.

Centenary will start the new year at home against St. Thomas (Tuesday, Jan. 10 – 7:30 p.m.) and Colorado College (Friday, Jan. 13 – 7:30 p.m.), then hit the road for games at Trinity (Friday, Jan. 20 – 7:30 p.m.) and at Schreiner (Saturday, Jan. 21 – 4 p.m.). The Gents’ final two home conference games are against Southwestern (Friday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m.) and Sunday, Jan. 29 against Texas Lutheran at 2 p.m. for Senior Day.

The Gents are in Dallas on Friday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m., then at Austin College on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 6:00 p.m. The Gents’ final home game will be a non-conference game against Patriot University at 7:30 p.m. afternoon, then they close out the regular season on the road at St. Thomas (Tuesday, Feb. 14 – 7:30 p.m.) and at Colorado College on Sunday, Feb. 19 (4:30 p.m.).

The 2023 SCAC Championship is scheduled for February 24-26 in San Antonio and hosted by Trinity University.

Check out the full men’s season schedule here: https://www.gocentenary.com/sports/mbkb/2022-23/schedule

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Secrets of Netflix’s “Love Is Blind” Dating Capsules https://manifest-angel.com/secrets-of-netflixs-love-is-blind-dating-capsules/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 17:45:00 +0000 https://manifest-angel.com/secrets-of-netflixs-love-is-blind-dating-capsules/ Bars. Parties. Volleyball teams. Dating apps. For singles, the question of where to meet is crucial. “Am I really going to meet my wife at a grocery store?” asks Cole Barnett, a 27-year-old realtor and contestant on Season 3 of the Netflix dating show Love Is Blind. The supposed answer is no, no matter how […]]]>

Bars. Parties. Volleyball teams. Dating apps. For singles, the question of where to meet is crucial.

“Am I really going to meet my wife at a grocery store?” asks Cole Barnett, a 27-year-old realtor and contestant on Season 3 of the Netflix dating show Love Is Blind. The supposed answer is no, no matter how often he roams the aisles of his local Trader Joe’s, eyeing both frozen Thai vegetable dumplings and other shoppers’ ring fingers.

That’s why, apparently, Cole and 29 other singles chose to seek love and not a crowded club or busy bookstore. Instead, they headed for “pods” just big enough to hold a couch and all their expectation, the person on the other side of a soothing, swirling blue wall is wedding material.

“There’s something about pods that really allows people to be incredibly vulnerable,” said Ally Simpson, executive producer of Love Is Blind.

The first four episodes of Season 3 of Love Is Blind were released on Netflix this week. For those who have managed to avoid the memes, the show puts singles in their 20s and 30s in small rooms called pods, where they talk to each other for hours without seeing each other. Until they get engaged, that is.

The show explores whether people can fall in love without the usual issues like age, height, or weight getting in their way. (It helps that most of the cast are labeled as conventionally attractive.) After meeting in person, the engaged couple spend time at a resort, live in shared apartments, and ideally walk to the altar. Since the show began in 2020, there have been four marriages, two of which ended in divorce. But it all starts with dates in the pods.

Each octagonal pod has one of the aforementioned sofas – gray and usually rounded or square – and a circular ottoman that rests on a long strip of dark red rug (red being a nod to love and romance) . Walls are plush, and pillows are usually a mix of earthy browns and reds. Although you can’t see it on the screen, each pod contains hidden snacks.

Simpson said there were two main goals in designing the pods: they have to be comfortable and they can’t be awkward.

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An aerial view of the pods.

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“We want you to go there and feel like you’re at home, feel like you’re on a date and just be a comfortable place to be for a long, long time – they talk for hours and hours,” Simpson told me over the phone.

Some daters certainly feel comfortable. While most start out dressed in three-piece suits and silky semi-formal dresses, inevitably they begin to enter the pods in activewear, carrying their blankets and the signature gold metal tumblers that have gone viral. The Prim posture gives way to sitting on the floor or lying on the couch. Or, in the case of 29-year-old Pilates instructor Raven Ross, jumping jacks.

Although pods are sparsely provided, actors can ask producers for anything from more elaborate themed dates to facial masks to nachos. In the first batch of episodes this season, Ross brings yoga balls for her and her date (and later an exercise band). There was a silent disco where the actors could listen to music among themselves through headphones. Simpson even said there was a beach-themed get-together, including beach chairs, which didn’t make it into the season finale cut.

“If you’re going to marry someone, you want to know you can have fun with them,” Simpson said. “You want to know, do we connect on the music? When she gets her sushi, is she picky about what sauce was there or not? You want to create these experiences to try to learn the most possible on each other.”

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The larger color palette of the pods can be quite muted, but there is a noticeable bright band of color in each pod. The sofas face a blue wall that shines and swirls. Simpson said it was meant to symbolize the energy of the person in the adjacent pod, to help daters feel closer and less like they were just listening to a voice coming through a speaker from somewhere else. She said the show’s producers spent time sitting, staring at the wall themselves and wondering if it’s right for them.

“If it was just a white wall, you might feel like you were all alone in this room,” Simpson said. They landed on the blue tone of the wall as something inviting without being a distraction.

When it comes time to propose, most of the time couples get up from the couch and face each other through that blue wall.

Cole Barnett, kneeling in front of the blue wall.

Cole Barnett makes his marriage proposal in front of the blue wall.

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As eager as couples are to get out of the pods and, you know, watch each other, for some, those pod conversations end up being the easiest part of the relationship. Season 1’s Mark Cuevas and Jessica Batten went through their share of turmoil — partly because Jessica was hooked up to another pod guy — but in a last ditch effort to reconnect, Mark tried to recreate the pod experience in their apartment.

The couple sat on opposite sides of a wall with candles, rose petals and fancy dinners, and as Simpson pointed out, that night was the night they finally decided to have sex .

“It can be scary to look someone in the eye and share something,” Simpson said. “It just makes you feel safe, like, ‘I’m just going to put it on the wall. I know someone’s on the other side, but I feel like I’m telling the wall.'”

Don’t panic when a voice behind the wall asks you to marry him.

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Thumbnails and models help mental health https://manifest-angel.com/thumbnails-and-models-help-mental-health/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 05:43:52 +0000 https://manifest-angel.com/thumbnails-and-models-help-mental-health/ When Col Walter retired he needed something to occupy his time and after witnessing the move of a historic house, Mr Walter decided there was a need to keep a record of old Cairns. Key points: More than two in five Australians aged 16-85 (43.7% or 8.6 million people) have experienced a mental disorder at […]]]>

When Col Walter retired he needed something to occupy his time and after witnessing the move of a historic house, Mr Walter decided there was a need to keep a record of old Cairns.

With no training or experience, Mr. Walter decided to start building miniature versions of historic buildings in Cairns.

It now has an exhibit at the Pier Shopping Center where people can wander through its display of miniature buildings dating from 1883 to the 1930s.

“I woke up one morning and saw an old building being demolished and I thought I’m going to rebuild this miniature house and from there I decided to start rebuilding Cairns in miniature,” he said.

“All buildings are made from a mixture of pegs, mixing sticks, matches, siding and cardboard.”

Over the past 12 years, Mr Walter has constructed hundreds of miniature buildings from Cairns’ past which he studies with the help of local libraries, historical organizations and photos of locals.

Mr. Walter is a Vietnam veteran who said working on his miniature village has helped his mental health.

“It’s the best thing for me, working with my hands and the concentration it takes,” he said.

Over the past 12 years, Col Walter has built miniatures of historic buildings from Cairns past. (ABC Far North: Phil Brandel )

“My doctor told me it was the best thing for my mental health because it gives me a reason to get up in the morning and chat with people who walk into the store.”

Companions and Trains

Cairns Model Railroad Club chairman John King said the club is not just about trains.

“At any given time, we could have half a dozen people here at the club house who would normally be at home watching TV,” he said.

“Instead, they’re here with other people having fun, it’s a great way to interact socially.”

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Ian Mcleod-Clarey and President of the Cairns Model Railway Club John King at the new pavilion inside the Raintrees Shopping Center (ABC Far North: Phil Brandel)

Mr King said part of the fun was working with his hands so he could build something from scratch.

“I’m 80 and I think I’m as young as anyone in their 30s or 40s,” he said.

“It’s a way to keep you busy and you always have something to look forward to.

“I have a lot of fun making model trains and I also have a lot of fun watching our members build and play trains.”

The Cairns Model Railway Club recently found a new home at Raintrees Shopping Centre, and a new layout thanks to a high profile benefactor.

“About three weeks ago we moved and people can now see our facilities when they walk past to do their shopping,” he said.

“We have several great layouts which have all been donated, including our biggest layout which was donated by bush killer Major Les Hiddins.”

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Part of the new exhibit at the Cairns Model Railroad Club which has been donated by Major Les Hiddins(ABC Far North: Phil Brandel )

Planes, tanks and automobiles

Scott Collingwood hopes to start a model club in Cairns for anyone interested in building static models of aeroplanes, tanks and automobiles.

“There’s a social aspect to coming together to share and compare notes on what we’re working on,” he said.

“There are also the historical factors that we like to look for.”

Mr Collingwood said working on role models with like-minded people is good for his mental health.

“It’s that divergence from the everyday, it gives you something to focus on, something detailed that you have to put a little bit of effort into,” he said.

“It’s rewarding because the more effort you put into it, the more reward you get.

“We hope to create a club that has a social aspect and is also a meeting of minds.”

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One of Scott Collingwood’s model planes and he now hopes to start a model club in Cairns to meet like-minded people (Provided: Scott Collinwood)

A meeting of friends and minds

Beyond Blue’s senior clinical adviser, Dr Grant Blashki, said social connections can play an important role in helping with mental health issues.

“You don’t want to wake up in the morning with no plans and no real reason to get up, that’s not good for your mental health,” he said.

“When people get into a rut, their minds are just full of negative thoughts,” he said.

“Getting your brain in the here and now by meeting people and making and fixing things can help.

“A big part of healing from a mental health issue can be that beautiful creative absorption you get when you’re lost in something that’s practical or artistic.”

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The Clothesline Project raises awareness of sexual and relationship violence https://manifest-angel.com/the-clothesline-project-raises-awareness-of-sexual-and-relationship-violence/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 02:28:36 +0000 https://manifest-angel.com/the-clothesline-project-raises-awareness-of-sexual-and-relationship-violence/ To support student journalism and the content you love, become a member of the Daily Orange today. A navy blue t-shirt reads “You don’t stay alone” in capital letters on the ground floor of the Schine Student Center. Along with sketches of Rosie the Riveter and quotes about pain and anger, this shirt is part […]]]>

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A navy blue t-shirt reads “You don’t stay alone” in capital letters on the ground floor of the Schine Student Center. Along with sketches of Rosie the Riveter and quotes about pain and anger, this shirt is part of the latest exhibit for The Clothesline Project.

The Clothesline Project is a national initiative that aims to raise awareness about the prevalence and impact of sexual and relationship violence, said Kyra Birenbaum, peer educator at the Barnes Center. Survivors create a t-shirt as part of their healing process, which is then displayed for other survivors as messages of strength and to facilitate dialogue for those affected by abuse.

“Engaging in the stories of survivors who are brave enough to display their raw emotions, thoughts, and experiences is incredibly important,” Birenbaum said.

Each individual shirt color denotes some form of trauma, Birenbaum said. For example, a yellow shirt represents a survivor of physical assault or domestic violence while purple represents someone who survived an attack because of their sexual orientation.



The display is confined within a black curtain, with a trigger warning message outside, alerting viewers that the exhibit contains sensitive material.

Some of the shirt messages talked about specific instances of trauma, such as “I know you’ll never stop, so I’m just gonna fly away and be free in your words and actions.”

Others focused on the healing process. One t-shirt read, “Your past is just a reminder of your strength and courage, your potential and your purpose,” and another read, “I’m a survivor…I didn’t give up.” … I succeeded! Speak ! Fight against violence.

Survivors, Survivor Reps, and general supporters came together to decorate many of the project’s shirts at Sigma Psi Zeta’s philanthropy event.

“Students should participate to let others know that they have a support system on this campus and that there are people and resources willing to listen and help,” said Chelsea Kang, President of Philanthropy at Sigma. Psi Zeta.

Kang said the sorority’s philanthropic mission is to fight violence against women. They therefore decided to collaborate with the Barnes Center and its events for get-togethers and domestic violence awareness month. The Barnes Center set up the Project Clothesline exhibit in hopes that it will educate and raise awareness about sexual violence on the SU campus.

Birenbaum reiterated those goals and said it’s impossible to overemphasize the importance of events like these on campus in creating healing space for survivors.

“We need to give a platform and amplify the voices of victims, survivors and their loved ones who are too often silenced,” Birenbaum said. “By doing our part, we can help change the culture of rape that is so prevalent in our society and on our campus.”

Birenbaum emphasized the power this exhibit can have on survivors, allowing them to heal safely, as well as raising awareness in the campus community.

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Viewers should give people space when watching the shirts and not draw attention to their reactions, Birenbaum said. The exhibit is meant to be a private experience that can be overwhelming, she said.

Abhishek Ramamurthy, a first-year graduate student, said that while it is difficult to hear from survivors of sexual trauma and domestic violence, it is very important to open up the conversation to raise awareness on campus.

Syracuse has been making a clothesline project display in various forms for over ten years. In the past, the exhibit has been shown in several locations, including the Panasci Salon at the Schine Center where the shirts were visibly hung on a clothesline, and not contained within a black curtain as they are this year.

This year’s current exhibition, with more than 30 shirts, will be in place from October 17 to 21 for students and visitors. Some students passing by the exhibit, such as sophomore Ana Acosta and junior Natalia Cardone, said they were happy to see an exhibit addressing this issue on campus.

“This posting is a really proactive form of talking about this issue,” Cardone said. “It’s so much better to see it in person than to see it on social media.”

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Loneliness is something people struggle to talk about. There’s a stigma around that. https://manifest-angel.com/loneliness-is-something-people-struggle-to-talk-about-theres-a-stigma-around-that/ Sun, 16 Oct 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://manifest-angel.com/loneliness-is-something-people-struggle-to-talk-about-theres-a-stigma-around-that/ There’s a great line in the movie When Harry Met Sally – one of many – where Sally’s friend Marie, played by the late Carrie Fisher, expresses her relief at finally mating with Jess (Bruno Kirby) and to leave the dating world. “Tell me I’ll never need to be there again,” she begs. Jess reassures […]]]>

There’s a great line in the movie When Harry Met Sally – one of many – where Sally’s friend Marie, played by the late Carrie Fisher, expresses her relief at finally mating with Jess (Bruno Kirby) and to leave the dating world.

“Tell me I’ll never need to be there again,” she begs.

Jess reassures her, “You’ll never need to be there again.”

Over 30 years later, it would be interesting to see what Marie would do with Tinder, where people are “out there” on a whole new level.

Online dating is often seen as the preserve of city dwellers, metropolitan singles who hop from one bar or cafe to another.

However, it also opened up a whole new world for those looking for love in rural Ireland, bringing with it a different set of challenges.

It’s a topic explored by Liadán Hynes in his new book Courting: Tractor Dates, Macra Babies and Swiping Right in Rural Ireland.

As a journalist, Hynes has a lot of experience telling the stories of others.

Originally from Dublin, she also relished the opportunity to explore the world of relationships in rural Ireland, interviewing people across the country about their different experiences.

“The starting point for the book was how online dating has really changed the way people meet and the technicalities when you live in a small community.

“It can be very difficult to meet someone. The community is smaller, so you stretch your parameters more broadly, but then you have the logistics of like, ‘I’m going to date, but they don’t live in the same town as me, I need to find a place to stay overnight” and all that kind of stuff.

“It’s not an aspect of dating and dating that we had heard much about,” Hynes says.

The people she spoke to for the book ranged from Erica, a farmer from North Cork, a 67-year-old trans woman, to Sophie, a 23-year-old farmer whose mother is deaf, and Graham, a gay man living in Inis Meain.

She says once people opened up, they were eager to share their stories.

“I talked to people about the most personal things.

“You might think dating is a pretty fuzzy topic, but I’ve found it to be one of the hardest things to get people talking about.

“It was a big request and I’m really so blown away by how generous people are.

“There are 21 stories in the book and in their own way, each enters a completely different world, whether it’s living on a farm and being 23 years old; being a woman in her 50s who moved to an island; or being a woman in your late thirties and going back to where you grew up and not wanting to have kids.

Hynes says that while older generations may still struggle with the idea of ​​online dating and the privacy and security issues that come with it, it’s no longer a big deal for people looking for a relationship.

“When I told people about this book who had never done online dating, they kind of reacted in horror, but if people are dating online, they’re very hands-on about it, it doesn’t There’s more shame in that, it’s just the way people meet.

“Logistically, for people in rural communities, it’s tricky, but it also opens you up to all these people you never would have had access to.

“Apps are a kind of necessary evil, like everything on the internet, it’s good and bad.”

Hynes found there was a reluctance in particular to talk about the issue of loneliness, which has been heightened during the pandemic.

“Loneliness is one of the hardest things people have to talk about. There’s definitely a stigma around it,” she says.

Hynes herself knows what it’s like to expose her vulnerabilities, having written about her own separation in her previous book How to Fall Apart.

She has since met her boyfriend, who is from Cork.

“I went through a breakup and was single – sometimes now when I tell people I’ve met someone they say ‘Ah, great’ and what they mean is ‘Oh , now you’re fine’. And I think, ‘Well, I was fine before, I was fine’. So you also run into these societal biases,” she says.

However, Hynes says the experiences of the people she interviewed show how, in general, things have changed for the better.

She is also keen to dispel any notion of rural communities as being out of step in any way.

“For example, I spoke to Erica, who didn’t come out as a trans woman until she was 63.

“She talked about the reaction of her neighbors when she came out and went to the market or the bar afterwards and was accepted as herself.

“It looks like something that might not have happened anywhere, urban or rural.

“I don’t buy into this idea that rural places are lacking – I haven’t found that at all.

“I actually found the sense of community to be the strongest thing and actually people were more likely to know each other and therefore accept each other.”

While this sense of closeness can lead people in rural communities to date someone they already know or are connected to, Hynes said most people don’t find this a problem but rather a good one. thing, especially women who were more concerned. on their safety.

“I’ve definitely found safety to be more of an issue for women. That’s why they’re so much slower to swipe right at someone – they’re looking for signifiers in images and stuff, whereas men will swipe on everyone,” she laughs.

“But what people were talking about the most was that feeling of ‘knowing’ someone.”

Hynes also tells the stories of those who have struggled with online dating, preferring instead to connect with “IRL” (in real life) people through organizations such as Macra na Feirme.

As the organization’s president, James Healy, put it, “Who needs Tinder when you can join Macra?”

“The guys I spoke to for the chapter on Macra said they found communication online very difficult and they felt this pressure to perform and be really funny.

“They said meeting people in person at a Macra event was so much better because they found it easier to be chatty and charming.

“John, who was in Kerry, told me he wanted to meet someone in his community and that was the thread that became the big focal point for me.

“There was this tension of ‘Am I going to find someone in my place’, whether it was the family farm, an island or whatever.

“It was so important to people, it really struck me that it was such a beautiful thing to have in your life, to live in a place that really meant a lot to you.”

Ownership of the land and the obligation to keep it in the family was, unsurprisingly, a big consideration for those featured in the book.

While it was recognized that farm life and rural life had their challenges, Hynes said no one she spoke to had considered leaving the land to find love.

“It was remarkable – maybe it was the people I met – but it was really a calling, they all ridiculed the idea that the pace is relentless.

“They also talked about how lucky they were to be able to spend so much of their lives outdoors.”

Hynes says the theme of finding connection is one that will resonate with everyone, whether they’re from an urban or rural background, in a relationship or not.

“Writer Doireann Ní Ghríofa described it as a tapestry of how love really happens in modern Ireland, which was so nice to hear, because that’s exactly what I had in mind. .

“People have different experiences and stories, but there’s a universality of emotion in it all.”

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