A Surprising School Might Be Favorite For Jalen Hurts’ Transfer

Jalen Hurts of the Alabama Crimson Tide passes the ball against the Washington Huskies during the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 31: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide passes the ball against the Washington Huskies during the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Jalen Hurts might not end up being the biggest quarterback prospect on college football’s transfer market with five-star freshman Justin Fields reportedly leaving Georgia, but Alabama’s dual-threat junior will still be heavily pursued.The former Crimson Tide starting quarterback has been linked to several major programs – Auburn, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio State – but a surprising school might actually be the favorite to land him.Yahoo! Sports’ Pete Thamel reports that Maryland is actually the “most popular speculation spot” for Hurts.The Terrapins have hired Alabama’s offensive coordinator, Mike Locksley, so it actually wouldn’t be too surprising if Hurts decided to follow him.Here’s what Thamel wrote on the latest regarding Hurts:The Alabama quarterback has a 26-2 record as a starter, which is good enough to get you a statue built at most schools. His spot duty to save Alabama in the SEC title game reminded everyone of his dual-threat ability and dynamism. The most popular speculation spot is Maryland, where he’d follow offensive coordinator Mike Locksley. In terms of scheme, UCLA looms as the most logical fit. In terms of familiarity, he could go to FAU where he’d be aligned to thrive again under former Tide offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin. Ohio State could loom as a possibility considering Day’s work in Haskins’ lone season as a starter. Regardless, with Alabama heavily favored to play for the national title on Jan. 7, it will be a quick turnaround for Hurts to find his next home.Maryland has had some major quarterback issues over the last couple of seasons and Hurts would bring some serious stability to the position.Hurts is expected to be one of a couple of major quarterbacks on the transfer market with Fields and, potentially, Notre Dame’s Brandon Wimbush.Stay tuned. read more

Grooming Guru: Founder of Context Skincare David Arbuthnot

first_img What is Toner, Why Should You Use it, and What are the Best Toners for Men? While basic has come to be a kind of epithet for a women clad in athleisure wear, wrist encircled with a chunky Michael Kors watch and feet cocooned in Uggs, the original meaning is something to be embraced. In a world struggling between conspicuous consumerism and Marie Kondo hell, basic is the happy medium that is Context Skincare. Founder David Arbuthnot wanted to strip down the oft-confusing routine to just the essential steps, put it in the cleanest of packaging, and market it to both sexes. Oh, and the formulas are a natural mix of botanicals, herbal extracts, and natural scents that work to fight aging and free radicals. Former fashion executive, now skincare expert Arbuthnot explains why less is more.What was your first experience with skincare or grooming? What was the first grooming product you owned?The first and my favorite cologne I used in high school was Eau Sauvage by Dior. Ironically, I later worked at Dior for six years and the scent was an inspiration for the natural tangerine oil scent we use in our Hydrating Toner and Intensive Daily Moisturizer.What did your previous career teach you about skincare? I learned people are very passionate and loyal to brands they love. Working in the luxury business teaches you the importance of quality in all aspects of your business, from the ingredients to the packaging to the marketing. The products and the brand message to the consumer need to be clear and always stay on track.How did your own routine influence the line?CONTEXT reflects my minimal lifestyle aesthetic. I don’t want hundreds of items in my medicine cabinet.  I focus on a simple routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Keeping my skin hydrated and protected is important to me. We plan to add more targeted targeted face and body treatments to our line but basic essential products are our core business.What steps do guys usually skip that are actually super important? I think most guys skip properly cleansing and exfoliating. Our Micro-Derm Regenerator is a two-in-one cleanser/exfoliator you can use in the shower. I use it everyday! Also, our Hydrating Toner is great to use as an after-shave product before you moisturize. It contains Witch Hazel, Green Tea and Algae Extracts, which will soothe, hydrate and refresh your skin after your shave.What mistakes do guy make in their skincare routine? Men should be regularly using products that contain antioxidants to protect their skin from free radical damage. Men might also skip using a moisturizer, which contains broad spectrum SPF. It’s important to avoid those dangerous and harmful UV rays. CONTEXT products provide powerful antioxidant benefits and SPF protection.As this is a unisex line, what skincare issues do men and women share? Men and Women both need to properly clean, hydrate, and protect their skin. We think the skin care business doesn’t need to be as segmented as it is today.If you had to pick a favorite product from the line, which one would it be? Well, thankfully I’m a big fan of all our products! But our Oil-Free Moisturizer with SPF 15 has been very popular especially with our male customers. I think both of our Cleansers are fantastic. They really allowed me to see the benefits of cleansing and exfoliating. Our Restorative Night Cream is a must-have luxury product. The Best Anti-Aging Creams and Skincare Products for Men West Skincare Is the Best New Grooming Product Line for Active Guys Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Businessman fears he will die in prison like his father if he

first_imgA British resident fighting extradition to Romania has told how he fears he will die in prison if he is deported to face “unfounded” corruption charges.Alexander Adamescu says he will suffer the same fate as his father Dan, who has died in hospital as a result of blood poisoning contracted in a Romanian jail.Mr Adamescu Jnr claims corrupt elements within Romanian state are determined to destroy his family and seize their business assets.Mr Adamescu Snr, 68, a millionaire businessman who owned one of Romania’s largest opposition newspapers, died in a hospital on Monday night after contracting sepsis at the notorious high security Rahova prison, where he was serving four years for bribery.His son, who lives in London with his wife and three young children, told The Daily Telegraph: “The appalling treatment of my father demonstrates the total breakdown of the rule of law and due process in Romania, and the vindictive persecution that its government authorities have inflicted upon him.“By killing my father they have put me on notice of their intentions. If extradited, I fear it would not be long before I, too, would be disposed of and my little children orphaned.”Mr Adamescu added: “Should the UK ignore my, and many others’ warnings, about the parlous state of justice in Romania and fail to prevent my unlawful extradition, it is inevitable that I will be subject to the same persecution and abuse that claimed my father’s life. I have no doubts that I’m to be done away with next to finish the job.” Alexander Adamescu, pictured here with his wife Adriana, fears he will die in prison if he is extradited to Romania The report concludes: “There can be little doubt that Alexander Adamescu is being pursued because he is Dan Adamescu’s son, and the prosecution has been predicated on the desire to ‘decapitate’ the Adamescu family’s holdings and their influence.”The EU routinely labels the country as one of the most corrupt in Europe and has placed it, along with neighbouring Bulgaria, under a corruption monitoring scheme. A European parliament study estimated Romania lost about 15 per cent of its GDP to corruption.However, observers say the Romanian authorities have put significant effort into prosecuting corrupt businessmen and politicians as part of their bid to win closer European integration, including accession to the Eurozone.Under the campaign some of the country’s most powerful businessmen have been brought down, along with a string of high-profile government ministers. They include Mr Ponta, who is currently battling corruption charges of his own, including tax evasion and money laundering.The Romanian National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) denied conspiring to seize the Adamescus’ business holdings and said Mr Adamescu Snr had received a fair trial. Earlier this month Mr Adamescu’s wife accused Romanian government agents of attempting to kidnap her from a London street.Adriana Constantinescu described how two masked men tried to drag her into a car outside her St John’s Wood home after she had dropped her children off.She described the attack on her in March last year as “terrifying”.“There was nothing random about this kidnap attempt – it is symptomatic of the attempts by the Romanian prosecutors and intelligence agents to intimidate us and show us what they are capable of doing,” she said. “It is the typical Romanian neo-Communist  fashion to go after the entire family, wife, children, babies, when you want to destroy a person.”Scotland Yard said the incident was still subject to an ongoing investigation, but that no arrests had been made and there had been few leads to pursue.Mr Adamescu, 38, who is a German citizen, was arrested last June and locked up in Wandsworth Prison for two nights before being released on bail pending a EAW hearing into his case in April.The Romanian authorities are demanding his extradition as part of a wider case against Mr Adamescu’s father Dan, a businessman and proprietor of the opposition newspaper Romania Libera, had been found guilty of attempting to bribe judges in his case, charges his family say were completely unfounded. Alexander Adamescu, pictured here with his wife Adriana, fears he will die in prison if he is extradited to RomaniaCredit:Heathcliff O’Malley/The Telegraphcenter_img Mr Adamescu claims the authorities are using the European Arrest Warrant to seek his extradition from Britain on the pretext of fighting corruption at home. In September last year he was moved from a six man prison cell – where he claimed he suffered from inhumane and unsanitary conditions – to a hospital intensive care ward attached to Jilava prison, near Bucharest, to receive treatment for sepsis.Alexander Adamescu’s lawyer, Robert Amsterdam, said: “The horrific and intentional mistreatment of Dan Adamescu, which has lead to his death, represented a grave violation of his human rights and is aimed at controlling his newspaper and expropriating his businesses.”    The family’s supporters claim former-Communist elements within Romania’s security services fabricated a bribery case against the Astra insurance company run by Mr Adamescu Snr, which had grown to become the country’s largest.They claim that in February 2014 the then-Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta instructed market regulators to take control of the firm, which was subsequently liquidated.Dan Adamescu was the founder of Nova Group, which holds stakes in several shopping centres, offices and hotels in the Romanian capital, including the InterContinental Hotel Bucharest.A high level report by a senior figure in British intelligence, seen by The Telegraph, says that Romania is seeking Alexander’s extradition and trial in an attempt to silence him and thwart the Adamescu family’s attempt to win millions of Euros in compensation from the authorities. 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