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Soul-searching led to emotional anthem moment

Shruti Verma

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Soul-searching led to emotional anthem moment

Chicago Red Stars teammates Julie Ertz and Casey Short say hard conversations over the past several weeks led to their vulnerability in the moment they shared an emotional embrace while they knelt during the national anthem as the NWSL opened its season.

Short sobbed as she was held by Ertz before Chicago’s match against the Washington Spirit on Saturday night, the second game of the National Women’s Soccer League tournament in Utah.

“Currently, every time the national anthem is played, our country continues to become more and more divided on what the visual symbol of unity looks like,” Short and Ertz said in a joint statement they released Tuesday. “Through our continuous conversations we wanted to make sure that whatever we decided to do, it would not be an empty gesture. It would be a gesture that portrayed that we have heard those who needed to be heard, validated and loved.

“That moment during the anthem was difficult, very difficult. We are still searching but we are humbled by the outpouring of support.”

Short was not made available for comment after the match, so the context of the moment wasn’t known. Teammate Rachel Hill, who stood during the anthem and put a hand on Short’s shoulder, also was not made available for comment following the game.

Chicago Red Stars' Rachel Hill puts her hand on the shoulder of Casey Short who is hugging Julie Ertz during the national anthem before Saturday night's match.
Chicago Red Stars’ Rachel Hill puts her hand on the shoulder of Casey Short who is hugging Julie Ertz during the national anthem before Saturday night’s match.AP

“The two of us have always set out to be our honest and true selves, but have struggled to find the “right” thing to do in order to show our truth. We understand people are entitled to their opinions. Often these opinions are presented through the individual’s lens and do not accurately portray how the two of us truly feel,” Short and Ertz said.

Hill posted a statement to Instagram on Tuesday night, saying the decision did not come easily.

“Before the game, I was completely torn on what to do. I spoke with friends, family and teammates — of all races, religions and backgrounds — with the hope of guidance,” Hill wrote. “I chose to stand because of what the flag inherently means to my military family members and me, but I 100 percent support my peers. Symbolically, I tried to show this with the placement of my hand on Casey’s shoulder and bowing my head. I struggled, but felt that these actions showed my truth, and in the end I wanted to remain true to myself.”

Players for the Portland Thorns and the North Carolina Courage collectively knelt during the national anthem Saturday as they opened the Challenge Cup tournament. A few players, including Hill, chose to stand as the anthem was played before the late game between the Red Stars and Spirit.

While it is customary that only starters are on the field during the anthem, the entire squads for the four teams that played Tuesday took the field before their games. Most, but not all, knelt.

Players and coaches have also worn Black Lives Matter T-shirts in warmups before games, and players have also knelt during a moment of silence before kickoffs.

The NWSL players association released a statement in support of all players, no matter their decision.

“The Players Association supports both making a clear statement that Black Lives Matter and each player making a personal decision around whether to stand or kneel during the national anthem,” the union said. “We ask that our supporters and media respect each player’s right to handle these moments in the way that they choose and know that our players are united against racism and in support of one another.”

After some players were criticized, the league announced Monday that it would allow players to remain in the locker room during the anthem.

“The NWSL stands behind every player, official and staff member. Kneel on the field. Stand with your hand over your heart. Honor your feelings in the privacy of the locker room or at midfield,” NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird said in a statement announcing the policy change. “The NWSL is a league that was built on diversity and courage and those principles will continue to drive us forward.”

The NWSL is the first professional team sports league in the United States to return amid the coronavirus pandemic. The teams had gathered for training camps in March when the league was shut down.

The tournament opener between the Thorns and the Courage was broadcast nationally on CBS and the network announced Tuesday that the game averaged 572,000 viewers, a record for the NWSL.

Shruti has worked in various news organizations and now aims to make Filmy One, one of the best and fastest growing news websites in the country. She contributes to the general news section of the website.

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These wireless headphones from Xiaomi cost only 23 euros and promise to wipe out in the coming months

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Surely the Xiaomi Redmi Airdots sound to you, the low-cost bluetooth helmets sold in many online stores for months, and that is that they usually have a price of less than 20 euros. However, as usual Xiaomi does not settle for a model, hence it has put on sale other more cheap wireless headphones.

It’s about the Xiaomi Mi Air 2 SE, wireless headphones that are aesthetically quite different from Airdots, white and perhaps more similar to Apple’s AirPods, although its price has nothing to do: they cost just 23 euros on AliExpress.

It goes without saying that it is a great price in exchange for a model that has 4-5 hours of battery life and a much more stylized aesthetics than usual in the low cost segment.

As usual in purchases from AliExpress, shipping is made from China, although the approximate delivery time indicated by the seller is around three weeks, much less than was usual until a few years ago.

Also, there is no alternative since These new Xiaomi wireless headphones are not for sale in Europe, a decision that they already made with the Airdots and that in any case has not prevented stores like Amazon from selling them, and at a very good price.

Luckily, TWS headphone models are not lacking, with dozens (if not hundreds) of devices at fairly competitive prices, in many cases pure clones of other successful models, something that mainly affects Apple’s AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro .

Xiaomi aims high in the entry range, although it is currently a market in which almost all technology companies are already present in one way or another.

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Destination Jam: Our Top 5 San Holo soul-relaxing numbers that will slow your Sunday down

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It is the tip of the weekend and earlier than we begin the dreaded day of the week — Monday — how about we slow issues down somewhat? Though his songs can’t be summed up as particularly slow music, this featured artist actually strikes a chord with listeners for being mesmerizingly stress-free. Listed here are our high 5 favourite San Holo songs on at the moment’s Destination Jam.

‘Gentle’

Should you’ve by no means heard this future bass Dutch DJ earlier than, we have got to start out off our introduction to him with the enchantingly candy ‘Gentle’. Sure, proper off the bat, you will discover Holo’s music will get sturdy entice parts however peak between the hard-thumping textual layers and therein lies one thing mysteriously peaceable. ‘Gentle’ repeats a transcendent chant “Even when it makes me blind. I simply wanna see the sunshine. Respiration, depart all of it behind. I simply wanna see the sunshine” whereas we’re getting ‘Stranger Issues’ vibes from the official music video.



 

‘Raise Me From the Floor’ (that includes Sofie Winterson)

A sure otherworldly or angelic spirit takes the wheel of Holo’s artistry. His music is wealthy in escapism and Holo replaces the fleeting nature of drama or depth of emotion with a extra impartial let-go of 1’s personal emotions. There’s a numbness to it, however as a substitute of anger or ache, there’s a honey-dripped sweetness to virtually each monitor. In ‘Raise Me From the Floor’, featured artist Sofie Winterson sings in a close to whisper with “Speak to me, I like that sound. Out of phrases if you’re round. I have been attempting to come back down. On a excessive if you’re round. Raise me from the bottom.”



 

‘Worthy’

San Holo will not be your typical DJ behind a mixer. The 29-year-old composer by no means lets the chance slide so as to add devices to his manufacturing tools. On ‘Worthy’, Holo, whose actual identify is Sander van Dijck, takes the vocals and performs his electrical guitar with rhythmically inverted riffs in later bars. In a 2018 interview with Billboard, Holo mentioned, “It is about assembly somebody that makes you’re feeling such as you’re floating. I wished it to be a quite simple music; quite simple lyrics and straightforward to sing alongside. I wrote it fairly shortly. Some songs, they only occur, and this music simply occurred.”



 

‘Trustworthy’ (that includes Broods)

Proving to be a distinguished producer with collaborating artists, one in every of Holo’s newest tracks ‘Trustworthy’ options New Zealand duo Broods. A music about honesty, Broods lead vocalist Georgia Nott defined it greatest. “Issues can turn into so corrupted by false expectation and self-preservation. Honesty, to me, is the alternative. Honesty leaves little room for that bulls–t. Honesty is fearless,” she mentioned. For its sound, Holo mentioned he tried a extra “radio-friendly” method. “I spent over two years altering the drop time and again,” he mentioned.

“I used to be attempting to get it to sound as ‘radio-friendly’ as potential, although I at all times cherished the very first authentic model which I had began calling the ‘ugly drop’. I began to supply the music with my head as a substitute of my coronary heart, which is rarely a very good factor to do for me,” he continued and added, “Ultimately I noticed that the ‘ugly drop’ was precisely what made that music so particular and heartfelt, so I caught to the very first model and went with that.”



 

‘Lead Me Again’

Launched final 12 months, ‘Lead Me Again’ has been dubbed Holo’s “most private video up to now.” Few of his songs dive into private particulars, however ‘Lead Me Again’ explores each love and heartbreak. Over acoustic guitar, Holo sings in a lightweight tone with lyrics, “I do not wanna understand how lengthy we’ll final. In the long run we’ll at all times have the previous. Take me to the place the place we first met. All I actually need is my coronary heart again.”



 

Destination Jam is a day by day listing of songs that will maintain you entertained and grooving up high in lieu of feeling drained and shedding the plot. Look out for a contemporary number of nice tunes from 1 to refresh your temper on daily basis!

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With this new treadmill from Xiaomi you can bring the gym home

Priyanka Patel

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Xiaomi has dared to launch a new version of his famous treadmill WalkingPad which now has a more compact design so that we can use it in our house, but not only in the living room but also in practically any room, even if it is small.

With most gyms closed or limited, and with enough heat on the street to go running, Xiaomi has thought that many people may be interested in buying a treadmill that they can store perfectly in their own homes, and the new version of the WalkingPad It has just been released to crowdfunding at Indiegogo.

He WalkingPad S1 It is an improved version of the WalkingPad R1 and in fact it is 9kg lighter, which ensures that we can transport it anywhere with ease. It also takes up 45% less than the previous model, and operating noise has also been minimized to offer quieter training sessions without machine noise.

Stands out for including a Patented 180 ° folding design that allows you to easily store the device anywhere in our home. In fact, they comment that once folded it occupies less than 95% of the space and you will be able to store it both horizontally and vertically.

The treadmill has a handle-shaped accessory that you can hold on to so you don’t fall off when you’re running at high speeds, although the handle is sold separately in another advanced product configuration.

On the other hand it has non-slip mat, it is also possible to control the device remotely with the dedicated application, and also thanks to the sensory speed control speed will be adjusted by monitoring our movement rate in real time.

Finally it has a LED touch panel On the front it shows a summary of speed and our training data, but it also shows the speed, time, steps and the amount of calories burned with the exercise.

If you are interested in the device, it comes with a crowdfunding price of $ 469, but if you also want to have the handlebar to hold you, raise the price to $ 559.

[Vía: Gizmochina]

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