Tom Satkowiak, Tennessee’s assistant athletics director for communications, was momentarily at a loss for words when asked for his thoughts on Grant Williams, one of the program’s three players selected in the 2019 NBA Draft Thursday night. “I don’t even know where to begin,” Satkowiak told Boston.com. There’s a lot to like about Williams. “The first thing that stands out about him is his smile,” said Providence Day School’s Brian Field, who coached him in high school. “He has the ability to just light up any room he walks into with his smile and personality. He’s always in a good mood.” The 6-foot-7 forward, picked 22nd overall by the Celtics, is a two-time SEC Player of the Year. He’s earned first-team All-American honors, as well as first-team all-conference honors, twice. During his final season at Tennessee, he — joined only by Duke’s Zion Williamson and Murray State’s Ja Morant … [Read more...] about There’s a lot to like about new Celtic Grant Williams
Telling a guy you like him
Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke dropped into San Francisco Sunday, the locus of liberalism in the Bay Area, spreading his message of political and economic democracy to an eager audience. O’Rourke’s regular guy, values-driven style was well-received by a crowd of […] SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 28: Fans of Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke line up, Sunday, April 28, 2019, outside the Irish Cultural Center for his campaign stop in San Francisco, Calif. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 28: People line up outside the Irish Cultural Center in San Francisco, Calif., to hear Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke speak at a campaign stop, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 28: Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke tells San Franciscans what sets him apart from the Democratic crowd
I am 36, never been married. A former serial monogamist whose engagement ended eight years ago when I walked in on him and another woman at work. While I was scary calm at the time, there was a sense of “Now what?” that gradually came over me. I moved out, bought a condo, rescued a pup, advanced my career, and became closer to my family than I ever had in my life. I dipped my toe a few times back in the dating pool resulting in endless online app swiping, and while I now am the owner of a hilarious repertoire of stories, I remain single. One thing that keeps resurfacing is this notion that I am the "guy" in the relationship. I wondered what this meant. Do I have a more logical pragmatic mind than one that's emotionally driven? I am a passionate, caring, loving woman seeking a strong, confident man, but what is this notion that a woman would "think like a man"? Does that mean I make it challenging to find a compatible match with a heterosexual male? And what does this say … [Read more...] about They say I date like a guy
By Mark Medina | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: February 10, 2019 at 11:50 pm | UPDATED: February 11, 2019 at 8:38 am OAKLAND – One by one, the Warriors’ stars lined up so they could offer their respect to an active living NBA legend. Usually, the Warriors command such a presence. Those circumstances changed, though, at the end of the Warriors’ 120-118 win over the Miami Heat on Sunday. That marked Dwyane Wade’s last game at Oracle Arena of his 16-year NBA career. So, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins and Shaun Livingston all hugged Wade at separate times and offered encouraging words. Then, Wade performed his customary post-game jersey swap. He chose Curry for obvious reasons. So as the two held each other’s respective jerseys, Curry wondered aloud if they should delay this ceremony for another year. Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + … [Read more...] about Stephen Curry tells Dwyane Wade “you have a lot more in the tank”
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. In 2010, cross-cultural couples – or those involving a native Swede and a foreigner – made up nine percent of all married couples in Sweden. And according to a survey of expats in Sweden by Internations, more foreigners relocate to Sweden to be with their partner than for any other reason: 25 percent of those who responded said they moved to the country for love. This group faces unique challenges, from where to spend Christmas to which language to use with their children, while the partner who relocates must adjust to an entirely new culture, often leaving behind a job, family and friends. So what about the people who uproot their lives for a relationship which later ends? It's not an uncommon situation; the divorce rate among cross-cultural couples is significantly higher than that of both native couples and those where both partners come from the same foreign country, yet … [Read more...] about What happens when you move across the world for love, then break up?