Meghan MarkleGetty ImagesPrince Harry and Meghan Markle are an affectionate couple but it would still be a rare sight indeed to see them packing on the PDA in public let alone making out in public. But that is exactly what they used to do. If we are to believe the images from the new Lifetime movie “Becoming Royal.”Reportedly the movie, ‘Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal’, is due for release later this year. In a still image released by studio Lifetime actors playing Harry and Meghan embrace and appear about to kiss. It appears the lovebirds are outside in a park or some other green space.According to a press release the film focuses on “pulling back the curtain to reveal the untold joys and challenges of life inside the Royal Family during their pivotal first year of marriage. Meghan MarkleGetty Images”Beyond blending their families and cultures, Harry and Meghan’s core values are put to the test as they try to find the balance between honouring royal tradition and staying true to their beliefs.”The film is a sequel to ‘Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance’ which was released last year.Apparently, this film covered Meghan and Harry’s relationship from their first date in July 2016, to the eve of their May 2018 wedding.It is being reported that the new Lifetime movie stars British actor Charlie Field as Harry, and American actress Tiffany Smith as Meghan. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their first baby in April. The Royal couple, especially Meghan Markle has been under a lot of scrutiny for her Hollywood celebrity status. We wonder, what tips she would give the actors portraying the Royal couple? You can check out the pics here:
A penalty kick converted by Eden Hazard was all it took for Conte to defeat Mourinho and for Chelsea to win the FA Cup.Jose Mourinho, who hadn’t lost a final with an English club in his career (6/6), took everyone by surprise by leaving Romelu Lukaku on the bench and starting Marcus Rashford in his preferred center forward position. He was joined by Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard at the wings. Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic, Ashley Young, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Antonio Valencia and David de Gea completed he starting lineup. Antonio Conte could afford to bring out his best players as well. Marcos Alonso, Victor Moses, Cezar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill and Antonio Rudiger composed the 5-man defensive front. Bakayoko, Fabregas and Kante were the midfielders, Eden Hazard was the roaming winger/attacker and Olivier Giroud was the main striker.Considering both teams were desperate to end the season with a trophy in their cabinet and we were watching a matchup between two defensive-minded managers, it was highly unlikely we were going to see an entertaining final. Rather, we were in for a tactical and positional battle for every meter on the pitch.The first attempt on goal was made by Eden Hazard in the 9th minute. He broke free for a moment on the left flank and even though the Belgian was closed down by Phil Jones, he still fired a shot. Eden tried to surprise de Gea at the near post, but Spain’s number one was prepared, making the save with his leg.In the 21st minute, Hazard’s phenomenal first touch put Jones on the wrong foot and then his pace helped him fly by the English international, who was left with no other choice by to try and stop Hazard with a sliding tackle. He missed, fouling Eden inside the box and giving Chelsea a clear penalty kick. You might say he was lucky not to be sent off as the last defender. Hazard calmly took the responsibility of taking the ensuing penalty kick, sending de Gea the wrong way and giving Chelsea an all-important 1-0 lead.Zidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.With both teams defending with eleven players, it was almost impossible to create opportunities. Counter-attacks and set pieces appeared to be the only ways to get to goal. Phil Jones had one such chance after a corner kick, but failed to direct a header at the far post. Manchester United had the best chance of the half right before the referee blew the whistle. Bakayoko didn’t make a tackle at midfield, the ball came to Pogba inside Chelsea’s box, then to Rashford’s feet and was ultimately blocked by Rudiger. The Blues kept their slender advantage.As the game was moving along, Manchester United was beginning to play with more urgency, while its opponent was toying with fire by just sitting back and waiting to be attacked. In the 63rd minute, Courtois made a fantastic save on a Phil Jones header after a set piece cross by Rashford. Alexis Sanchez scored on the rebound, but was offside. There were a couple of other threats before that as well. Mourinho worked his magic again, as we were seeing a different United in the second half.There was an incredible opportunity missed by Alonso in the 70th minute, when N’Golo Kante made a fantastic run and passed the ball on to his Spanish teammate inside the box. The left back was on his weaker right foot, but that doesn’t change the fact that he was all alone and failed to convert. In the aftermath of the action, Victor Moses got to the ball and sent a backwards pass that hit Ashley Young’s hand. VAR was available for this final and after a short consultation, the referee decided against showing on the spot, although he probably should have. Moments after that, Rashford had a great opportunity of his own as he went face-to-face with Courtois. Chelsea’s keeper was the winner of that battle, blocking Marcus’ effort.Not long after that, Romelu Lukaku entered the pitch, replacing Marcus Rashford. Anthony Martial also came into the game, swapping places with Jesse Lingard. Pogba had a free header right in the middle of Chelsea’s box in the 82nd minute, yet he didn’t hit the target. It was inexplicable how he was left so alone on a corner kick. Conte’s team was really lucky to get away with it. Juan Mata was Mourinho’s last sub. Phil Jones was taken off to make way for the Spaniard. Antonio Conte did what most managers do in his spot, using a couple of late substitutions to waste some time. Morata and Willian were the players who came onto the field. A Matic header that went wide and a Courtois yellow card were the main events in the 5-minute injury time. The whistle was blown and Chelsea had won. The FA Cup trophy was theirs.
Is there a better cure for the cooped-up winter blahs than great music? Walter asked four local DJs for their top picks.Carson Blackley Recent N.C. State graduate Carson Blackley is a radio host and producer for Raleigh’s new country radio station, B93.9 FM.1. Give Me Back My Hometown – Eric Church2. Indian Outlaw – Tim McGraw3. Follow Your Arrow – Kacey Musgraves4. Muckalee Creek Water – Luke Bryan 5. I Hold On – Dierks Bentley6. Cowboy Take Me Away – Dixie Chicks7. The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down – The Band8. Whiskey’s Gone – Zac Brown Band9. Carolina – Eric Church10. Wild at Heart – Gloriana11. Harper Valley PTA – Jeannie C. Riley12. In Color – Jamey Johnson13. Dancin’ Away with My Heart – Lady Antebellum14. Something Like That – Tim McGraw 15. Kerosene – Miranda LambertSPCLGSTSPCLGST, aka Joe Giampino, was voted 2013’s Best Club DJ by the readers of Indy Weekly. He plays all kinds of clubs and private parties.1. Goodbye Horses – Q Lazzarus2. Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division3. Don’t Change – INXS4. A Forest – THE CURE 5. The World (Is Going Up in Flames) – Charles Bradley6. Funkier Than a Mosquito’s Tweeter – Nina Simone7. Perfect Life – Belong8. Paper Romance – Groove Amanda 9. Midnight in a Perfect World – DJ Shadow10. Glory Box – Portishead11. Da Mystery of Chessboxin’ – Wu-Tang Clan12. I Love You (Remix) – Mary J. Blige, featuring Smif n Wessun13. Player’s Ball – OutKast14. Shabba – A$AP Ferg15. Zip & A Double Cup – Juicy J Joe BunnJoe Bunn is known for keeping the dance floors full at Raleigh weddings and dance parties.1. Timber – Pitbull, featuring Ke$ha2. Dark Horse – Katy Perry, featuring Juicy J3. Stay the Night – Zedd, featuring Hayley Williams4. Team – Lorde5. Show Me – Kid Ink, featuring Chris Brown6. Story of My Life – One Direction7. Gas Pedal – Sage the Gemini, featuring IamSu8. Wake Me Up – Avicii9. Hold On, We’re Coming Home – Drake, featuring Majid Jordan10. Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis11. Don’t Drop That Thun Thun – Finatticz12. Treasure – Bruno Mars13. Do What U Want – Lady Gaga, featuring R. Kelly14. Thinking About You – Calvin Harris, featuring Ayah Marar15. Take Back the Night – Justin TimberlakeJim Davis WNCU’s.025 90.7 jazz announcer Jim Davis hosts 8 Track Flashback every Saturday. He begins in the late ’60s, and works backwards over four hours into the ’40s.1960s1. Ain’t Nothing but a House Party –Showstoppers2. 634-5789 – Wilson Picket3. Reputation – Little Anthony & Imperials4. People Get Ready – Impressions5. Oh My Angel – Bertha TillmanClassic 1950s6. Back in the USA – Chuck Berry7. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On –Jerry Lee Lewis8. That Dood It – James Brown9. I Love You So – Chantels10. Most of All – MoonglowsEarly 50s, 1940s11. Money – Honey-Drifters12. I’m Gonna Play the Honky Tonks –Marie Adams13. Safronia B – Calvin Bose14. Baby Get Lost – Dinah Washington15. Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well – Wynonie Harris, with Lucky Millinder
photograph by Juli Leonardby Todd CohenLinda Nunnallee believes that building relationships is indispensable to serving people. The executive director of StepUp Raleigh, a nonprofit that helps adults and children build stable lives through jobs and life skills training, she says it’s a lesson she learned early: First at home, then in the advertising business, and finally in the nonprofit sector.Today she credits solid relationships with helping her run an agency that provides low-income and homeless individuals in Wake County with job training and placement, vocational training, and life skills development. Last year, StepUp placed 380 unemployed, low-wage and homeless individuals in jobs ranging from food services and hospitality to automotive mechanics and fiber optics, with an average hourly wage of $10.64.Nunnallee comes to the job with broad experience. A Florida native, she spent 12 years at an ad agency and worked for an accounting firm before becoming a fundraiser for SAFEchild, a Raleigh nonprofit that works to eliminate child abuse. She helped to launch SAFEChild as president of the Junior League, then served on its board before going to work for the agency.She arrived with the knowledge that relationships were vital. As an advertising account executive, “I had to have a good relationship with the client, with the creative people, with the media people.” In nonprofits, too, she says, “it’s all about relationships – with the people who come through our program, our volunteers, board of directors, staff members, employers, donors, and the different churches that house our programs. It’s all about relationships.”Good relationships need to get off on the right foot, and Nunnallee credits her parents with teaching her invaluable lessons about seeing the good in people.“My dad said, ‘People are good. If you’re good to people, they’ll be good to you.’ He always looked for the good in people, and always found it.’ The lesson I learned from my mom is to always do it right. She would say, ‘Our reputation is who we are, and we need to do things the best we can, because if we do that, we’ll never have to second guess who we are.’ ”To me, philanthropy means giving a piece of your heart to somebody or something that needs it more than you do.At SAFEchild, we met people where they are and not where we want them to be. Without that understanding, you can’t reach people. I learned everything I know about development from Marjorie Menestres, executive director at SAFEchild. She was my mentor and still is.Both SAFEchild and StepUp work to help people learn lessons that, for whatever reason, they have not learned on their own. At SAFEchild, it’s parenting. At StepUp, it’s how to prepare yourself for employment, to get a job, balance a budget, set goals and create a more stable environment for yourself and your family. Everybody comes to us from a different place, but almost everybody comes in crisis. And if we don’t have that compassion and understanding to meet people where they are, then we’re not going to be successful, nor will we be able to help people who need our help be successful.Everybody wants to feel the validity of their life. I get so much joy out of watching, at StepUp, people who enter this program in such crisis, and leave this program with everything we have offered them, and are able to actually create a life and an environment that is stable and safe for themselves and their family.I have a daughter, Claire, and a son, Andy. Claire is 29, a radiology technician at WakeMed. Andy is 27. He works at the business office at IMC Research Corp. in town.The beauty of Raleigh is what has stayed the same. It’s a community of relationships. It’s like a big town. When people are in need, this community rallies around. It’s progressive but it honors tradition.In Raleigh, I admire Danny Rosin, the founder of Band Together N.C., and his unwavering passion and tenacity to improve the community. He and a group of friends witnessed the destruction of 9/11 and through tears and passion decided they would do something about it. What they did was create events with live music and bands to support nonprofits in the community, making it a platform to do good and an agent for change.I am reading Start with Why, by Simon Sinek. We can all talk about how we do things and what we do, but until we get to the why and the story behind it, it doesn’t really have a purpose.I don’t like change for change’s sake, but I don’t want to ever sit still. I think there’s always room to grow. When I stop doing that and become idle is when the adrenalinequits flowing.