Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant decided to speak on his personal life Wednesday in regards to his relationship with his mother and ongoing attitude problems.Bryant recently came to the realization that he needed to change his act after a recent summer arrest. On July 16, Bryant was arrested for a Class A misdemeanor family violence charge, for an alleged physical confrontation with his mother Angela Bryant.Last week the Dallas County district attorney’s office shifted the charge to a conditional dismissal. Under the dismissal, the charge will be dropped as long as Bryant attends anger management counseling and is not charged with any crimes for a year.The 24-year-old Bryant says that even after the arrest, he and his mother still have a great relationship.“I don’t want to get into it much, but what happened in our eyes, it was overblown,” he said. “I love my mom. My mom loves me. Everything is great between us.”Bryant was not permitted to discuss the situation because strict rules created by Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones and his adviser David Wells given to him this summer.The stipulations issued by Jones and Wells are appreciated by Bryant because he did not have structure in his childhood. Bryant’s childhood was dysfunctional, partly because his mother had him at the age of 14. His father was in and out of his life, which caused him to jump from home to home until attending Oklahoma State.Bryant does not use his troubled childhood as an excuse for his behavior, but more as learning lesson.“It’s different,” he said. “I just feel like it’s been a learning process for me my whole life, and I’m just getting to it.”Bryant is the father of two sons Zane, 5, and Dez Jr., 2, and trying to be the best role model for them.“I got real responsibilities I feel like I’m handling the right way,” he said. “I’m enjoying my life the way I should have been enjoying it a long time ago.”Jones selected Bryant with the 24th overall pick despite off-field issues prior to the draft. The Cowboy’s owner sees the all-around growth that Bryant is doing in his life.“The point is, without trying to be cute, Dez is improving,” Jones said. “But the risk is here that he’s on the field in the glaring spotlight for the Cowboys and off the field for the Cowboys. So I’m reluctant — we all are — to say, ‘Boy, Dez is doing good.’ Dez is doing better.”Bryant, who has 57 receptions for 735 yards this season, realizes the incident this summer was a sign that he needed to improve his maturity.“Small, positive things turn into big, positive things,” Bryant said. “As long as I keep doing the right things, all the things that happen are positive things.”
Rangers and Kilmarnock tied 0-0 in the Scottish Cup Fifth Round and will replay the match on February 20th.Rangers and Kilmarnock drew 0-0 in the Fifth Round of the Scottish Cup.And for Andy Halliday, this was not the best performance by the Gers and will have to replay it on February 20th.“I thought that the first half was a scrappy affair and I don’t think that either team was very good, to be honest, I don’t think there were many chances created,” he told the club’s official website.“Second half, I thought that we were a lot better. We got the ball on the floor a lot better and we started to string some passes together.”“Some chances came from it and unfortunately we couldn’t take them away so it’s gone to a replay,” he commented.“The message was always at the start of the game that if we keep a clean sheet then we are still in the hat, however, we always wanted to win the game.”“We’ve played a lot of games this season, so another one to add to your schedule is not ideal,” he added.Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“At the end of the day, we’re going for a trophy, so tiredness isn’t going to come into it. It wasn’t the best performance in the world but we are still in it.”“It’s back to Ibrox where we have own crowd advantage, so it’s not all doom and gloom,” he continued.“Obviously the pitch is something that they are used to as they play on it and they train on it every day and play on it every week.”📆 Our @ScottishCup replay against Kilmarnock will take place at Ibrox on Wed 20th February, KO 7:45pm.Ticket information will follow in due course. pic.twitter.com/cTPU6UqWNS— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 9, 2019
And we managed to catch him for a candid chat. Here are excerpts from the interview…Tell us a bit about where you started from and your initial years in the industry?I started making my music from my early 20s in Mysore. The story of how I got into music is widely read now, but long story short, I discovered music, loved it so much that I thought it was worth it to quit my job as a scientist and jump into this full time! That was 15 years ago, and in 2011, I got the best New Comer award by Songlines magazine, so I think I am still in my early years in this industry Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ What is ‘your kind of music’? Is there any music that you just don’t like listening to?I’ve always maintained that I think there are 2 genres of music, good music, and bad music. I strive to make as much good music as I can – there is no type of music I don’t like listening to, as long as it’s good. I don’t have any genre based dislikes, though my preference is for folk and world music. How do you think the music scene in India has changed over the last decade? Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixImmensely! from being mostly a hobby for everyone involved, today, we have a festival almost every weekend in India and bands that are of such varied genres and musical styles. I think we have come a long way in the last decade and the next decade will make Indie music huge in India. Are there trends that are coming up now that you can foresee as the next best thing in music?I don’t know if going by trends is such a great idea. I know that a whole lot of people are experimenting with music and technology, and there will be a lot of hits and misses. Do you have a dream project in mind?I am working on a couple of dream projects at the moment and they will be announced soon.
ShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid [email protected] [email protected] to present ‘Energy Outlook 2018’ at Rice’s Baker Institute March 2HOUSTON – (Feb. 19, 2018) – BP will present its “Energy Outlook 2018” at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy March 2.Hosted by the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies, the event is free and open to the public but registration is required.Who: Spencer Dale, group chief economist at BP. Kenneth Medlock, the James A. Baker III and Susan Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics at the institute and senior director of the Center for Energy Studies, will introduce Dale.What: “BP Energy Outlook 2018” presentation.When: Friday, March 2, noon-1 p.m. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Dale will be available for media interviews following his presentation.Where: Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.Presented by Dale, the BP Energy Outlook will outline a potential path for energy demand based on assumptions about future changes in policy, technology and the economy. Dale will discuss the company’s views of future global energy markets through 2040 and explore a range of scenarios.At BP, Dale advises the board and executive team on economic drivers and trends in global energy and manages the company’s global economics team, providing economic input into the firm’s commercial decisions. Dale joined BP as group chief economist in October 2014. Previously, he was executive director for financial stability at the Bank of England and a member of the Financial Policy Committee. Between 2008 and 2014, Dale was chief economist of the Bank of England and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee. He joined the Bank of England in 1989 and served in numerous other roles, including private secretary to Mervyn King and head of economic forecasting. He served as a senior adviser to the U.S. Federal Reserve Board of Governors between 2006 and 2008.The public must RSVP for the event at www.bakerinstitute.org/events/1927. A live webcast will be available at the event page.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at [email protected] or 713-348-6775.For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps. Media should park in the Central Campus Garage (underground).-30-Follow the Baker Institute via Twitter @BakerInstitute.Follow the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies via Twitter @CES_Baker_Inst.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top three university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog. AddThis