Darum ist Michael Bublé auf Social Media nicht mehr so aktiv

Mehr Privatsphäre – das scheint Jazz-Sänger Michael Bublé (44) äußerst wichtig geworden zu sein. Nachdem bei seinem Söhnchen Noah im Jahr 2016 Leberkrebs diagnostiziert wurde, machte der Familienvater erst einmal eine berufliche Pause. Doch im Sommer 2018 kehrte der Künstler erfolgreich auf die Bühne zurück. Nach dem einschneidenden Ereignis hat er nun aber eine komplett andere Einstellung zum Thema Social Media.

Im Moment leben, das will Michael jetzt und sagt jeden Morgen zu sich selbst: “Kumpel, du hast viel Glück im Leben gehabt. Geh da raus und zeig das deinen Kindern mit Taten!” Das offenbart er nun der Zeitung The Daily Telegraph. Denn die meiste Zeit seines Lebens, sei er ein absoluter Narzisst gewesen, was aber jetzt Geschichte sei. Ab sofort stehe das Wohl seiner Kinder an erster Stelle. Er selbst bezeichnet diese Entwicklung als “philosophische Transformation”. Zusätzlich hat der Sänger auch seine Social-Media-Kanäle abgegeben, um so mehr Zeit für seine Familie zu haben.

Momentan ist der Dreifach-Papa auf seiner ersten Australien-Tour seit sechs Jahren. Dort sammelt er durch eine Live-Übertragung von seiner Show in Melbourne zum “Fire Fight Australia bushfire relief”-Konzert in Sydney Gelder für die Opfer der Buschfeuer.

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Michael Bublé seine zwei Kinder und Ehefrau Luisana Lopilato 2016
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Michael Bublé mit seinem Sohn Noah, März 2016
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Sweden’s Armand Duplantis breaks his own pole vault world record, clearing 6.18 metres in Glasgow


February 16, 2020 11:27:29

American-born Swede Armand Duplantis soared to another pole vault world record on Saturday as he easily cleared 6.18 metres at the World Athletics Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix.

Key points:

  • Soviet Union great Sergei Bubka broke the pole vault world record 17 times in 10 years in the 1980s and 1990s
  • It then took 20 years for France’s Renaud Lavillenie to beat Bubka with a clearance at 6.16 metres
  • Now Sweden’s Armand Duplantis — the son of a American pole vaulter — has raised the world record twice in a week

The 20-year-old, a world silver medallist, had set the previous mark last Saturday by clearing 6.17 metres in Torun, Poland.

That eclipsed by 1 centimetre Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie’s record set in February 2014.

With the Glasgow crowd roaring him on, Duplantis cleared the bar in almost languid fashion before climbing off the mat, crossing his arms across his chest and milking the applause.

Incredibly, it was his first attempt at the height in the meet and he nailed it with room to spare. World champion Sam Kendricks was a distant second with a 5.75-metre clearance.

Duplantis, the son of an American pole vaulter and who grew up with a pole vault pit in his garden at home in Louisiana, was vaulting higher than a London double-decker bus as a teenager.

At 17 he had already cleared 5.9 metres.

Men’s pole vault WR progression

  • 6.08m — Sergei Bubka (Soviet Union), June 9, 1991
  • 6.09m — Sergei Bubka, July 8, 1991
  • 6.10m — Sergei Bubka, August 5, 1991
  • 6.11m — Sergei Bubka, June 12, 1992
  • 6.12m — Sergei Bubka, August 30, 1992
  • 6.13m — Sergei Bubka, September 19, 1992
  • 6.14m — Sergei Bubka, July 31, 1994
  • 6.16m — Renaud Lavillenie (France), February 15, 2014
  • 6.17m — Armand Duplantis (Sweden), February 8, 2020
  • 6.18m — Armand Duplantis, February 15, 2020

Now the sky seems to be the limit for the exciting talent, who is targeting Olympic gold in Tokyo.

“There are a lot of reasons why this event is so complicated and so many things go into making a good jump,” Duplantis, who goes by the his schoolboy nickname Mondo, told the BBC.

“So many years of hard work go into this, but when you do it right it seems simple.

“Safe to say I feel good, I feel fast and strong on the runway.

“I’m excited for the outdoor season, and the Olympics is where I want to be the best.”

Duplantis received a $30,000 bonus from World Athletics for his world record.

Sergei Bubka’s 6.14-metre mark in 1994 remains the highest outdoor clearance, but the IAAF has not distinguished between indoor and outdoor records in pole vault since 2000.









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Man fatally knifed in Redfern

Detectives have arrested a man following a fatal stabbing in inner Sydney on Sunday morning.

At 6am this morning, detectives arrested a 48-year-old man at Waterloo following an investigation into the knifing, NSW Police said in a statement.

He has been taken to Mascot Police Station where he is assisting police with inquiries.

Emergency workers were called to a Redfern unit on Morehead Street just before 1am this morning following reports of a stabbing.

Officers from South Sydney Police Area Command attended and found a 54-year-old man with a stab wound to his back.

Police said he died at the scene despite NSW Ambulance paramedics’ attempts to save him.

A crime scene was been established and an investigation is underway.

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Warragamba Dam shuts amid bushfire ash contamination

Bushfire ash contamination in Sydney’s main water source has forced utilities to use alternatives for the city’s drinking water after last week’s deluge in the catchment area.

The rain, doubled water levels in the dam last weekend but brought with it significant amounts of sediment, ash and debris.

Ash from bushfires has been washed into the Warragamba Dam, prompting authorities to use alternative water sources.

Ash from bushfires has been washed into the Warragamba Dam, prompting authorities to use alternative water sources.Credit:Jenny Evans

The ash, sediment and debris is “clearly visible” on the surface of Lake Burragorang at Warragamba Dam, which normally supplies the majority of Sydney’s water, WaterNSW said on Friday.

The unusually high levels of debris were the result of “unprecedented” levels of bushfire ash and soil erosion due to reduced ground cover, after more than 320,000 hectares within the Warragamba Catchment were affected by bushfires, WaterNSW said.

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Mohamed Toure becomes youngest A-League goalscorer at 15 as Adelaide United beats Central Coast Mariners


February 15, 2020 16:15:30

Adelaide United coach Gertjan Verbeek has revealed the magic words he used to inspire young gun Mohamed Toure in the Reds’ 2-0 win over Central Coast Mariners.

Key points:

  • Mohamed Toure scored Adelaide United’s second goal in a 2-0 victory over Central Coast Mariners
  • At 15 years and 325 days, Toure became the youngest goal scorer in A-League history, and third youngest in national league history
  • Mohamed’s brother, Al Hassan Toure, burst onto the scene earlier this season, starring in the FFA Cup for Adelaide

United were on the back foot before Toure’s introduction in the 77th minute and the teen sensation had an immediate impact.

The 15-year-old was involved in George Blackwood’s stunning opener in the 82nd minute before slamming home his maiden goal two minutes later to become the youngest ever A-League goalscorer.

Verbeek said he kept his message simple and didn’t over complicate the instructions for Toure.

“Use your speed and your power — that’s the only thing,” he said.

“You don’t tell him a lot because he’s just arriving, he had just a few weeks training with the first squad so he has to learn a lot and he can’t learn that in a few minutes.

“Because he’s also excited to get in [the game and] his friends, his family are probably in the stadium so everything what you say is going to the right ear and go [out] the left ear.”

‘Surreal’ feeling to score maiden goal

Toure made his debut in last week’s 2-1 defeat at Brisbane Roar, where he looked very impressive in an eight-minute cameo.

The youngster told Fox Sports after the match that it was “amazing” to score in front of his friends and family at Hindmarsh stadium.

“It feels surreal,” Toure said. “I never thought I’d do it in a million years, not at 15.

“It’s an amazing feeling, especially at home in front of the friends and family.”

Verbeek admitted he hadn’t seen much of Toure during the Youth League season where he managed just four substitute appearances and one goal.

The Dutchman said it had been more out of necessity that Toure was called up to train with the Reds’ A-League squad but has so far impressed in the limited time with the first team.

“Sometimes I needed an attacker on the training pitch, and we played also friendly games on the training pitch, so I saw a lot of potential,” said Verbeek.

“When you make a good impression on me and on the training, and you do your best, and I see that Jordan [Elsey] and Jako [Michael Jakobsen] struggle when he’s playing, then you have some qualities to show that also in the A-League.

“Now it won’t be about 90 minutes, but for 10, 15, 20 minutes I know he can now it’s important he stays humble and train hard and learn a lot in the training moments he gets now with the first squad.”

‘We always knew we had it in him’

In the space of a week, Toure has made his A-League debut and scored in just his second appearance, bursting onto the scene much like his brother, Al Hassan, months earlier.

The 19-year-old scored on his professional debut for Adelaide in their opening FFA Cup match, going on to score five goals in the competition, including the final in a best afield performance.

He has since scored two A-League goals in nine matches for the Reds and recently earned a call up to the Australian U23 Olympic Qualifying campaign.

“We always knew that he had it in him, the rest of the family,” Al Hassan Toure told Fox Sports.

“I told him to keep a cool head because football is ups and downs.

“You might be up one day and the next you are down, and you always have to learn from your experiences.

“He’s shown that he can play in this league and he is good enough.

“Just a couple of more years of experience and I think he will be a good player.”










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Debt consolidation loans surge amid post-holiday hangover

Debt consolidation loans are surging as cash-strapped consumers struggle to manage their Christmas credit hangovers.

Marketplace lender SocietyOne says January and February always see a spike in personal loans, and its January figures were a record for the month.

Up to 60 per cent of its personal loans are for debt consolidation.

Reserve Bank of Australia data shows personal loans climbed more than 12 per cent last year to $167 billion, and borrowers are being urged to examine their options.

SocietyOne CEO Mark Jones said it was good to see more people trying to take control of their finances by consolidating debt at a lower interest rate.

“Debt consolidation is particularly popular early in the year when people have made resolutions to get rid of their debt, have school fees arrive, or have simply found they may have overspent with the excitement of the holidays,” he said.

“It’s important to read the fine print and check for extra monthly fees or early repayment fees which can undermine savings.”

Accounting firm RBK advisory director Shelley Davies works daily with clients struggling with debt and said she had personally battled Christmas credit card stresses in the past.

“I was definitely in that category in my mid-twenties, spending on my credit cards as though the debt would just somehow pay itself,” she said.

“Now that I’m pushing 40 I definitely know better.

“The credit card trap is an absolute vicious cycle. Paying fees and high interest rates across multiple cards is not just enormously financially damaging to many Australians, but it’s also mentally damaging too.”

Ms Davies said consolidating debt was one of the first things she discussed with clients after discovering they had multiple loans.

Finance broker Financia’s managing director, Angelo Benedetti, said his business had been “inundated with applications” for debt consolidation loans this month.

“It’s probably a 30 per cent increase in the number of applications we have seen compared with a typical month,” he said.

Mr Benedetti said 90 per cent of his debt consolidation loans were through mortgages to take advantage of low interest rates, but warned that people needed to maintain repayments at a high level to reduce the debt quickly.

“Do your homework and make sure it’s the right thing for you in relation to your overall interest cost,” he said.

“If you stretch a $10,000 loan over 30 years you will be no better off. Work out what it costs to pay it off over a two or three-year period.”


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Harte Zeit? Ex-Bachelor-Inci braucht eine Social-Media-Pause

Was ist nur los bei Inci Elena Sencer (26)? Eigentlich lässt die ehemalige Bachelor-Kandidatin ihre Community mit regelmäßigen Postings an ihrem Alltag teilhaben. Doch seit Anfang Februar ist es ungewohnt ruhig auf den Social-Media-Kanälen der Mami-Bloggerin. Erst ein Foto hat sie in diesem Monat veröffentlicht. Ein neuer Beitrag gibt nun Grund zur Sorge. Offenbar macht Inci aktuell eine sehr schwere Zeit durch.

Am Donnerstag meldete sich die Netz-Beauty mit einem Statement in ihrer Instagram-Story zu Wort. Beruhigen werden diese Worte ihre Fans aber sicherlich aber nicht: “Wenn es schon einen Schicksalsschlag gibt und du den aber bewältigt hast, du direkt danach noch mal einen erleidest, der noch zehnmal schlimmer ist als der erste und du denkst, du bist am Abgrund gelandet, der liebe Gott dann noch mal eine Schippe drauf legt und dein Schicksal erneut herausfordert…”, schrieb Inci mit weißer Schrift auf einem schwarzen Hintergrund und fügte hinzu, dass das Leben dann “scheiße” sei.

Was bei der 26-Jährigen genau los ist, verriet sie nicht. Inci kündigte an, sich für den Tag erst einmal zurückziehen und sich bei ihren Followern zu melden, wenn sie so weit sei. Eine weitere Erklärung lieferte sie bisher nicht nach.

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Influencerin Inci Elena Sencer
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Inci Sencer mit ihrer Tochter Neyla
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The Maddy Prespakis Era has arrived, and that’s great news for AFLW


February 14, 2020 12:14:39

Maddy Prespakis just seemed to be popping up everywhere last weekend.

On Friday night, in the AFLW season opener, the 2019 rising star was comfortably the best player on the ground as Carlton beat Richmond handily at Princes Park.

She won the ball 21 times, kicked a goal, stuck tackles and was at the very heart of the Blues’ fluid and composed ball movement. As usual, the 19-year-old worked herself into the ground.

Which probably explains the surprise you may have felt when, at half-time of Saturday afternoon’s match in Blacktown between GWS and Gold Coast, Prespakis suddenly showed up on your TV.

Lactic acid and a sleep-in be damned, Prespakis had been up with the sparrows to catch a 6:00am flight to Sydney so she could watch her partner, Serene Watson, make her debut for the Suns.

It’s one of those uniquely AFLW stories that makes investment in this league so worthwhile, but it also told you something about Prespakis herself. She’s an all-in kind of person, willing to get her hands dirty in a game or to wake up at 4:00am the day after to catch a plane in equal measure.

On top of that, she’s also exceptionally talented.

Prespakis stands out on the football field for the grace with which she moves, the intelligence of the positions she takes up and the assuredness of her skills. Comparisons to the male players are admittedly lazy and probably unhelpful, but there’s a bit of Sam Mitchell in her game — albeit a younger Sam Mitchell who really enjoyed tackling.

In other words, she is a natural footballer. And with each passing year, the AFLW is only going to see more of her kind.

Prespakis’s generation is among the first to profit from a lifetime of organised football and structured development. These are players who started their footy lives as young girls and were nurtured and encouraged through a number of pathways, not pinballed around through other sports and boys’ teams.

Carlton coach Daniel Harford put it better.

“This is now a time where young girls who have played the game since they were eight or 10 are now getting a look at this level and they come in as natural footballers,” Harford said after Carlton’s win last week.

“They’re not girls who play footy, they’re footballers who just happen to be girls.

“This is the generation that’s starting that, so it is pretty exciting.”

See also, Nina Morrison’s clearance craft at the base of a pack, or Monique Conti’s clean hands and explosiveness out of a contest or Lucy McEvoy’s aerial prowess.

It wasn’t always obvious to the eye during round one, but it’s this influx of skilled youth that has driven the standard of AFLW up exponentially. Where once players like Katie Brennan, Darcy Vescio and Daisy Pearce stood out like pros stepping down a level, now the league’s established stars are being challenged and even usurped.

There will be challenges to this. Expansion will naturally dilute the talent pool, and no club can rely completely on a squad of teenagers anyway. Experience in this league remains valuable, as does size, and we are yet to see quite the same boost in young key position talent as we have in midfielders.

But there is more than enough evidence to suggest the women’s game is in good young hands already, with the risings stars of the comp now barely requiring any time to rise at all.

At the front of that pack is Prespakis. She’s not a household name yet in the manner of Erin Phillips or Tayla Harris, but she will be.

In a feature for the AFLW website in preseason, expert Sarah Black placed Prespakis at number 23 on her list of best players in the league. By the end of this season, expect her to be somewhere closer to the top 10. At least.

The only thing stopping her from dominating the league for a decade is the next wave, as yet undiscovered but still coming, even more prepared than this one.

At least we know Prespakis won’t be afraid of the hard work and early starts required to fend them off.







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All charges dropped in Katoomba circus school abuse case

More than 100 charges against a family accused of child sex crimes including blood rituals at a Katoomba circus school, have been dropped.

Therese Cook, 60, her brother Paul Cook, 54, and her daughters Yyani Cook-Williams, 31, and Clarissa Meredith, 25, and three juveniles pleaded not guilty to more than 120 charges combined.

The family were accused of sexually abusing three boys under the age of 10 between 2014 and 2016.

The allegations included rape, assault and kidnapping.

The number of charges had been reduced to 115 charges, and NSW Police said all of the charges have been dropped today.

The magistrate said there was no evidence for the claims. A court heard in March last year that one of the alleged victims had written a note saying “mum I’m really sorry I’ve been lying about the whole thing”.

Defence lawyer Bryan Wrench told Nine News outside court: “This is probably one of the greatest miscarriages of justice this state has seen.”

“It was totally concocted, we are totally innocent, and it’s been total vindication today,” he said. “It’s been a saga, it’s finally over, it’s been two years since they have seen their family and it is will be reunited.”

In a tweet, lawyer Chris Murphy thanked those who had come forward to support the “wrongfully accused”.

“Blue Mountains family separated by court restrictions for the last 2 years – 4 of them spending 206 days remanded in goal and 3 children spending 4 months locked up – now they can be united,” he tweeted.

NSW Police said a review has been requested.

“The NSW Police Force notes the withdrawal of all charges against seven people, including four women, two men, and a teenage girl at Penrith Local Court today,” a statement said.

“It remains the strong recommendation of the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad that the matters proceed before the court and a review has been requested.”

The family will next appear before Katoomba Local Court on March 3 relating to the apprehended violence orders.

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Live updates on the road to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Vince Rugari: “Well, that was a rollercoaster. The Matildas took a while to settle into the first half but looked good once they did, and had the better chances in the early exchanges, and but for a little bit of extra polish would have gone ahead.

“But China ramped up the pressure from around the half-hour mark onwards and should have taken the lead when Wang Shanshan was wrongly called offside. She was through on goal with nowhere near her! The Steel Roses have every right to be filthy with that call – and Shanshan went close again just before the half-time whistle with that cracking shot from distance that hit the crossbar.

“On that evidence, if I’m Ante Milicic and someone offers me a draw at the break, I’m biting their hand off. The Matildas look a little shaky and that’s got to change if they are going to take the easy road to Tokyo 2020.”

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