Courtney Smith’s Mother Is Reportedly Speaking Out In Defense Of Zach Smith

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Jeff Snook, an author/reporter who’s written multiple books on Ohio State’s football program, reported on his Facebook page earlier this week that people would be “shocked” to hear some of the details that emerge from the investigation into Urban Meyer regarding how he handled domestic violence allegations against Zach Smith.“There is so much more to this story, so much that I think the public will be shocked when it is all revealed,” Snook wrote. “And the bottom line is this: Don’t be surprised if Urban Meyer is on the sidelines September 1 in the opener against Oregon State.”Today, Snook published some new bombshell, alleged details surrounding the Zach Smith-Courtney Smith storyline.According to a report by Snook, Courtney Smith’s mother, Tina Carano, is speaking out in defense of Zach Smith.And if you were looking for more Facebook reports, here’s the latest wild turn in this Ohio State saga with Jeff Snook quoting Courtney Smith’s mother speaking out … in defense of Zach Smith. https://t.co/JqasoJkuQo— Austin Ward (@AWardSports) August 9, 2018From his report:(Zach Smith’s mother, Lynn) Bruce said that Courtney’s mother, Tina Carano, also heard her daughter state her plans against her husband for his infidelities. The mother and daughter have become estranged over the issue, Bruce claimed. She said Tina Carano also believes Zach Smith never struck her daughter.“Her own mother is backing Zach in this issue and I am sure that makes her mad,” she said. “They do not speak anymore.”Reached this afternoon, Tina Carano would only communicate via text messages and backed Lynn Bruce’s version.When asked if she believed her daughter’s claims of physical abuse, she replied, “I believe that Zach was removing himself from an argument and I do not believe he intentionally abused her. I do not believe he actually intentionally swung or punched her … no.”Zach Smith has been accused of domestic violence against Courtney Smith both in 2009 and 2015. He denied ever hitting his wife in multiple interviews last week.The details of the domestic violence allegations against Zach Smith can be read via Brett McMurphy’s reporting here.Ohio State placed Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave last week. The Buckeyes said the investigation is set to take two weeks.last_img read more

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How the boy from Manchester Rose to the Top of the Media World. Meet Aaron Edwards

first_imgI’m a Mancunian (person hailing from Manchester, UK) transplant and I’ve been living in New York for around six years. Prior to New York, I was a financial analyst for five years at an investment bank, before leaving the big smoke (London) to team up with my partner in crime and sister Samantha.The Charles (named after our great grandfather) is a creative agency specializing in immersive digital story telling for clients such as Cartier, WSJ, Bloomberg Media and Netflix. With humble beginnings, The Charles has grown from strength to strength with this year marking the arrival of new offices in Chicago and London and a new content division called Jane (named after our great grandmother).Bourne from an insatiable appetite for creative our goal is to reinvent the way our clients do business and align their strategic goals to our conceptual thinking and agile design process. With the arrival of our new content division, we now have the ability to extend our reach by bringing our interactive digital experiences to the physical world. I truly believe the convergence of technology, design and virtual reality is the future of brand marketing and advertising.As for my personal style:I’m really into mens fashion and have an obsession with these two Parisian twin brothers, Les Freres Jochaim. Their silhouettes are the epitome of cool for me and I love how they mix high fashion with street wear to create a look that’s applicable for any type of meeting. For me luxury is about being comfortable and wearing fine materials in a relaxed wayJeans: Frame Denim and Fear Of God for more casual events.Shirts: Comme Des Garcon Shirt, Lemaire Pants: Juun J cropped black pleated pantsSuits: Boglioli and Barena are my go to for sport coats meetings and Raf Simons for dinners and parties.Shoes: I have these bad ass super high top boots made by Anne DeMeulemeester that I like to pair with tapered sweats pants or trousers and I have an unhealthy obsession with Rick Owens Ramones low and high tops and Common Projects.Accessories: My Rolex Daytona is my go to everyday watch. It might sound like overkill but I believe expensive items are to be worn not locked away… plus there’s nothing better than wearing a vintage worn tee and some battered jeans and a nice classic watch.Outerwear: Acne Charlie CoatFavorite cologne: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather Favorite app: Instagram Favorite piece of technology: STASH a friend of mine Co-founded this investment app. I’m 3 months in and I’m making money from it so really happy about that!Next style/gear purchase: Another Acne Charlie Coat Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attire Editors’ Recommendations The Best Black Jeans to Have You Stepping Out in Style Dirtbag Style Guide: 5 Lessons That Apply to Everyone Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America last_img read more

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The Latest 3 arrested as groups protesting Chicago teens killing by officer

The Latest: 3 arrested as groups protesting Chicago teen’s killing by officer block stores Protesters block an entrance to Disney store on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Chicago. Community activists and labor leaders hold a demonstration billed as a “march for justice” in the wake of the release of video showing an officer fatally shooting Laquan McDonald. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) CHICAGO – The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):7:30 p.m.Chicago police say three people have been arrested during demonstration along the city’s high-end shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the police shooting of a black teenager.Several protesters were seen lying face-down on the ground in handcuffs. A police spokesman said three people were arrested, two traffic-related and a third related to a battery. He didn’t give details.Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said he believes the protests have gone “exceptionally well” in large part because his officers have gone out of their way to let demonstrators express their outrage. He says despite people screaming in their faces, getting hit with spittle and thrown objects, officers are acting in a professional manner.The march is the latest demonstration in the city since Tuesday, when officials released a video that shows 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times and prosecutors charged Officer Jason Van Dyke with first-degree murder.1:15 p.m.Hundreds of protesters are blocking entrances to stores in Chicago’s high-end shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the police shooting of a black teenager.Some of the demonstrators linked arms to form human chains in front of main entrances to stores on both sides of Michigan Avenue for more than three blocks.Store employees were directing shoppers to exit from side doors. When one person tried to get through the front door of Saks Fifth Avenue, protesters screamed at him, shouting, “Shut it down! Shut it down.”Entrances were also blocked at the Disney Store, the Apple Store, Nike, Tiffany & Co., and Neiman Marcus.Many shoppers seemed to take the disturbance in stride. Some even snapped photos of the crowd.The release of a video this week showing the fatal shooting in 2014 of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald has set off days of largely peaceful protests.___12:30 p.m.Not all of the groups taking part in the Black Friday protest in Chicago’s ritziest shopping district are taking the same approach.The largest is a peaceful group led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who is leading a prayer from the steps of Chicago’s historic Water Tower. The group paused for a moment of silence to remember 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer last year.A smaller group, One Chicago, is calling on demonstrators to shut down businesses to protest the city’s handling of the investigation. Mark Carter, a One Chicago organizer, is exhorting the crowd to, “Stop watching the show. Shut this down! Shut this down!”Others are yelling at the police officers lining the route. The officers are not responding.___11:45 a.m.Hundreds of activists chanting “16 shots! 16 shots!” are stopping traffic as a march begins in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shopping district.The demonstration Friday to protest a fatal shooting by police last year has so far been peaceful. A visitor from Fort Dodge, Iowa, 35-year-old Monica Rentz, was taking photos to send to friends as she stood outside her hotel on Michigan Avenue. Rentz says she is in the city for a wedding.She says she shopped at the Disney Store before the march began and that the protesters don’t bother her. She says it is interesting because she has never seen anything like this in Iowa.The march is the latest demonstration in the city since Tuesday, when officials released a video that shows 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times and prosecutors charged Officer Jason Van Dyke with first-degree murder.___11 a.m.A protest march has begun in Chicago’s shopping district, with the Rev. Jesse Jackson in the middle of a crowd that’s shouting, “What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now!”Several hundred demonstrators have gathered in the drizzling rain, many with umbrellas and plastic-wrapped signs.Among them is 73-year-old Frank Chapman of Chicago, who says a video released Tuesday showing the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by police officer Jason Van Dyke confirms what activists have said for years about Chicago police brutality.He says his organization, the Chicago Alliance Against Racism and Political Oppression, is pushing for an elected, civilian police accountability council.___9:50 a.m.An association representing hundreds of high-end retailers, hotels and restaurants in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile district says it’s confident authorities will maintain order for thousands of Black Friday shoppers as groups protest a 2014 police shooting.The release of a video showing the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald has set off days of largely peaceful protests. Taking Friday’s demonstrations to the city’s main shopping area ensures high visibility.John Curran is vice-president of the Magnificent Mile Association, which represents 780 businesses on North Michigan Avenue. He says members always have robust public safety plans in place because of the area’s high profile, its huge crowds and the urban setting.And protests there are nothing new.Some 20 million people visit each year. North Michigan Avenue is one of the largest shopping attractions in the Midwest and hosts many flagship stores, hotels and luxury brands.___7:55 a.m.The Chicago Teachers Union is encouraging its members to join a march in Chicago’s shopping district to protest the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer.CTU President Karen Lewis issued a statement urging members to express their “outrage and dignity” by participating in Friday’s march on Michigan Avenue on a stretch called the Magnificent Mile.The 11 a.m. demonstration will be the latest in the city since Tuesday, when officials released dashcam video that shows 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times and prosecutors charged Officer Jason Van Dyke with first-degree murder.Chicago police say they are prepared to support a peaceful march and will be on hand to address traffic and public safety.___12:30 a.m.Protests over the videotaped fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer are set to move to the heart of the city’s famed retail district on the busiest shopping day of the year.A protest march down part of Michigan Avenue called the Magnificent Mile is planned for Friday at 11 a.m. It is being organized by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and other local activists.The march will be the latest demonstration in the city since Tuesday, when officials released dashcam video that shows 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times and prosecutors charged Officer Jason Van Dyke with first-degree murder.The other demonstrations have been largely peaceful. On Thursday afternoon, police said they had made a total of just nine arrests. by The Associated Press Posted Nov 26, 2015 6:43 am MDT Last Updated Nov 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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