Focus on Your Breathing The single, most important thing that you need to know when you are suffering from a panic attack or general stress is how to breathe correctly. When we panic, our bodies naturally start to breathe incorrectly. Unfortunately, the more inefficient your breathing, the worse your fear becomes, and a vicious cycle of panic starts, leaving you feeling completely out of control. As a general rule, if only your shoulders and chest are rising when you breathe in, you are breathing in a way that will significantly worsen your stress. That is why it is so important to make sure that when the breath, your abdomen is expanding with each breath in. When you are feeling anxious, this can end up feeling unnatural, and even like you are making things worse. It is essential that you continue doing it, no matter how uncomfortable you are feeling. When you breathe properly through your diaphragm, within minutes, your nervous system will begin to shift out of the sympathetic mode. The other vital thing that you need to try to remember is that you should spend more time exhaling that you do inhaling. Make sure that you are inhaling through your nose, and exhaling through your mouth. Again, you might feel uncomfortable and find it challenging to manage proper breathing when you are in the midst of an anxiety attack, but it is essential that you remain persistent. Some doctors even recommend making the “shhh” sound on your exhale because it naturally slows down your breathing. check here to learn more…
Former NFL RB, Texas Longhorn Cedric Benson dies at 36 in motorcycle accident
Former NFL running back and Texas Longhorns star Cedric Benson died Saturday night in a motorcycle accident, Benson’s attorney, Sam Bassett, confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Sunday in an email. Benson was 36.
Bassett said Austin law enforcement told him the news.
Earlier on Saturday, Benson had posted an image of a BMW motorcycle to his Instagram story with the caption: “MY SATURDAY EVENING” with a series of heart emojis following.
Cedric was not just a client, he was my friend,” Bassett told the Austin American Statesman and other media outlets Sunday. “He was immensely talented and fierce on the football field yet most have no idea the difficulties he overcame to achieve what he did. Though imperfect in some respects, once Cedric was your friend you understood how kind, sensitive and loyal he was as a man. He was like a younger brother or nephew to me. I will miss him very much.”
The Austin paper also reported that a passenger on the motorcycle was killed but a name has not been released.
During his eight-year NFL career that spanned from 2005-12, Benson played with the Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, and Green Bay Packers. He compiled 1,600 carries for 6,017 yards and 32 touchdowns.
“Cedric was a fine football player for us,” Bengals president Mike Brown said in statement. “He played a principal role for several years here, including a couple of playoff runs. He was from Texas, and he showed his Texas toughness in leading us to a Division Championship in just his second season with us. His three consecutive 1000-yard seasons displayed the talent he possessed. Our organization is deeply saddened by his sudden and tragic passing. The Bengals extend our deepest condolences to Cedric’s family.”
The Bears selected Benson No. 4 overall in the 2005 NFL draft after he had a stellar run with the Longhorns.
Benson played for the Longhorns from 2001 to ’04, rushing for a total of 5,540 yards — ranked ninth in NCAA history. He was drafted No. 4 overall by the Chicago Bears in 2005, and also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers over his eight-year NFL career.
A number of current and former players and coaches reacted to Benson’s death on social media, including former Longhorns QB Vince Young, former Longhorns coach Mack Brown, and former Longhorns and NFL RB Ricky Williams:
Dead footballer Emiliano Sala’s plane was filled with carbon monoxide when it crashed
Footballer Emiliano Sala and his pilot David Ibbotson were exposed to harmful levels of carbon monoxide before their plane crashed, it has been revealed. They were both killed when the aircraft came down on January 21 in the English Channel. The Air Accident Investigation Bureau said that prior to the crash the cockpit had filled with the deadly gas. The body of Sala, 28, was recovered after being spotted inside the downed aircraft at the bottom of the English Channel. The pilot’s body has never been found. The Air Accident Investigations Branch (AAIB) took his body to Portland before being passed over to the Dorset coroner, who formally identified it as Sala. Daniel Machover, of Hickman and Rose solicitors, lawyers for the Sala family, said: ‘That dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide have been found in Emiliano’s body raises many questions for the family.
How he died will be determined at the inquest in due course. The family believe that a detailed technical examination of the plane is necessary. ‘The family and the public need to know how the carbon monoxide was able to enter the cabin. Future air safety rests on knowing as much as possible on this issue.
Emiliano’s family call on the AAIB to salvage the wreckage of the plane without further delay.’ Last week Sherry Bray, 48, and Christopher Ashford, 62, were told they are facing jail for accessing CCTV footage of the post-mortem examination of the Cardiff City forward. They then released the horrific images on social media revealing the scale of Sala’s injuries.
The US women’s soccer team has won the fifa 2019 WORLD CUP. The team beat the Netherlands. 4th world cup victory for US.
ball is yet to be kicked in anger but the 2019 edition of the European Super Cup has already made history. For the first time the game will be staged in Turkey, and also for the first time it will be an all-English affair, pitting last season’s Champions League and Europa League winners against each other.
It could hardly be otherwise, given Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the Champions League final last season, while Chelsea dispatched Arsenal 4-1 in the Europa League final.
The two Premier League rivals have previously featured a combined eight times in the European Super Cup, with Liverpool winning in three of its five appearances and Chelsea winning on its first appearance in 1998 and losing in 2012 and 2013.
Liverpool’s most recent success in the competition came in 2005, just a few months after the Reds completed one of the most memorable comebacks in Champions League history. Trailing by 3-0 at halftime against A.C. Milan, Liverpool erased the deficit before winning on penalties to clinch a fifth European Cup.
Incidentally, that game was also played in Istanbul. However, if the first weekend of the Premier League season is anything to go by, Liverpool is unlikely to find itself trailing by three goals at any stage of the game, let alone at halftime.
The defending European champions comfortably swatted Norwich City aside 4-1 on Friday, while Frank Lampard’s debut as Chelsea manager ended with a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester United.
While Liverpool did not add any major signings in the summer through choice, Chelsea was forced to deal with a transfer embargo which kicked in after the arrivals of Mateo Kovacic and Christian Pulisic.
With Eden Hazard leaving for Real Madrid, Lampard has a huge rebuilding job on his hands and while the European Super Cup would represent a nice feather in his cap, it is not a long-term priority for him and the club.
Conversely, Jurgen Klopp would love to lift a second trophy in three months. The Reds’ first hope of silverware vanished earlier this month as they lost to Manchester City in the Community Shield, but they remain in contention for another six trophies this season.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Wednesday.
ASAP Rocky Guilty of Assault in Sweden but Won’t Face Prison Time
The ruling — a victory of sorts for the rapper — comes in a case that has gripped the music world, as well as President Trump.
STOCKHOLM — It looked like a small-time assault case, but, somehow, it swept up Kim Kardashian West, President Trump and the United States’ top hostage negotiator. And on Wednesday it finally reached its conclusion, when judges here in Stockholm found the rapper ASAP Rocky guilty of assault.
But he will not serve any more jail time, having already spent over a month in a Swedish detention center.
Swedish prosecutors had sought a six-month prison sentence for Rocky for his part in a street brawl in Stockholm on June 30 that left a 19-year-old man bleeding and needing medical treatment.
But a panel of four judges, led by Senior Judge Per Lennerbrant, found that the assault was not of such a “serious nature that a prison sentence must be chosen.”
Rocky, 30, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, said this month during the trial that he had acted in self-defense when he threw the man, Mustafa Jafari, to the ground, and then, along with two members of his entourage, punched and kicked him.
Mr. Jafari had repeatedly harassed the rapper’s entourage, and had thrown a punch at his bodyguard just before the attack, Rocky said
ASAP Rocky case: Rapper found guilty of assault
US rapper ASAP Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, has been found guilty of assault during a Stockholm fight and given a two-year suspended sentence.
The 30-year-old has also been ordered to pay damages to the victim.
ASAP Rocky spent nearly a month in custody after the assault, which happened at the end of June, before being released ahead of the verdict.
“Our reaction is disappointment,” ASAP Rocky’s lawyer said, adding the verdict was “hard to accept”.
Two members of ASAP Rocky’s entourage, Bladimir Corniel and David Rispers, were found guilty of the same charge.
“The assault has not been of such a serious nature that a prison sentence must be chosen,” the court said in a statement.
“The defendants are therefore sentenced to conditional sentences.”
A suspended sentence means that as long as ASAP Rocky and the two other men found guilty commit no further crimes during a two-year probation period, they will avoid prison.
ASAP Rocky and his co-defendants claimed they had been acting in self-defence against two men who had been following their group.
But the court said the three were “not in a situation where they were entitled to self-defence” and wrote in its verdict that they “assaulted the victim by hitting and kicking him as he lay on the ground.
“The artist has also thrown the victim to the ground and stepped on his arm.”
The court said the victim of the assault, a 19-year-old refugee, was awarded damages for what the court described as the violation of his integrity and for pain and suffering.
The judgement ruled that there was not enough evidence to say that bottles had been used during the assault – a key part of the evidence presented during the three-day trial which took place at the beginning of August.
“The court has recognised that Rocky and his party were followed and harassed, that no bottle was used, that Rocky didn’t act in a joined attack with the others and that Rocky didn’t inflict any wounds on the victim and that is a win,” ASAP Rocky’s lawyer Slobodan Jovicic told the BBC.
“But the court has also concluded that Rocky didn’t act in self-defence. It’s a conclusion that Rocky and I don’t agree with.”
Liverpool vs. Chelsea: UEFA Super Cup prediction, preview, TV channel, live stream, team news
Liverpool and Chelsea meet on Wednesday in Turkey in the UEFA Super Cup just after their first games of the Premier League season. The Reds qualified for this one-off trophy-deciding match thanks to their Champions League title-winning season. They are coming off of a 4-1 win over Norwich City on Friday. Chelsea is in the match thanks to its Europa League title-winning campaign. The Blues are fresh off of a brutal 4-0 season-opening loss at Manchester United, which marked Christian Pulisic’s debut in the second half.
CBS Sports will be with you the entire way, updating this story with the latest scores, highlights and analysis
LIVE: Pulisic Starts for Chelsea in UEFA Super Cup vs. Liverpool
A pair of Premier League powers go head-to-head in UEFA’s annual Super Cup, as Liverpool and Chelsea clash in Istanbul on Wednesday.
The match pits the reigning Champions League and Europa League winners against one another, and it just so happens that this season’s entrants are domestic foes. That in itself isn’t a rarity, as Spanish sides have gone against each other in four of the last five Super Cups, but an all-English Super Cup has never happened.
The two sides enter the match following polar opposite opening weekends to Premier League play. Liverpool thrashed Norwich City 4-1 (though lost goalkeeper Alisson to injury in the process), while Chelsea fell to Manchester United 4-0 in the managerial debut at the club for Frank Lampard. U.S. star Christian Pulisic made his Chelsea debut off the bench and will be seeking a bigger impact against Liverpool and his former manager at Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp, with a European trophy on the line. Liverpool, meanwhile, will be hoping to lift another trophy at the site of one of its greatest triumphs, with a return to Istanbul bringing back memories of its famous 2005 Champions League title.
Pulisic was given the start for Chelsea in a front line with Olivier Giroud and Pedro, while N’Golo Kante also returned to Lampard’s XI after recovering from injury, assuming his role as the club’s midfield anchor. On the other end, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made his first competitive start for Liverpool in a year and a half as he battled serious injury, while Adrian got the call in goal in Alisson’s place.
The match was significant for another reason as well, as referee Stephanie Frappart became the first female to officiate a major men’s UEFA match.
Bebe Rexha claps back at ‘male music executive’ who said she’s ‘too old to be sexy
Bebe Rexha is 29 and, according to her, she’s already being labeled as too old to be sexy.On Monday the singer/songwriter posted a black-and-white photo of herself in a bra and panty set on her official Instagram account.Rexha shared a story in which she said she “recently had a MALE music executive tell me that I was getting too old and that my brand was ‘confusing.'”
Because… I’m a songwriter and I post sexy pics on my Instagram and that’s not what female songwriters are suppose to do, especially for my age. I’m 29,” the caption read. “I’m fed up with being put in a box.”She went on to say that she makes her own rules and added “I’m tired of women getting labeled as ‘hags’ when they get old and guys get labeled as sexy with age.””Anyways, I’m turning 30 on August 30 and you know what, I’m not running away from it,” Rexha wrote. “I’m not gonna lie about my age or sing songs that I feel will sell better because they sound ‘younger.'”Rexha is known for pushing back.In January she used her Instagram account to say that unnamed fashion designers were declining to dress her for the Grammys as they said she was “too big.”
Bebe Rexha opened up on social media about sexism and ageism she experienced in the entertainment industry, saying a music executive told her she was “too old” to be sexy. “I recently had a MALE music executive tell me that I was getting too old and that my brand was ‘confusing,'” Rexha wrote on social media.
Because… I’m a songwriter and I post sexy pics on my Instagram and that’s not what female songwriters are suppose to do, especially for my age. I’m 29,” she wrote sarcastically.
She shared a mirror picture in which she’s wearing a bra and underwear, along with the message celebrating who she is.
Rexha said she is fed up with being put in a box and tired of women being called “hags” as they age while men are labeled “sexy” as they get older.
Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) is selling the social network to Automattic, the company behind the blogging tool WordPress. It’s not disclosing the size of the deal, but Automattic is taking on 200 employees as part of the exchange. Automattic chief Matt Mullenweg told the Wall Street Journal that this is his company’s largest acquisition both in terms of cost and sheer staff count. And in case you’re wondering: no, Automattic won’t reverse the ban on adult content. He saw Tumblr as a companion to WordPress and “just fun.”
It’s a low-key end to a long, rough chapter in Tumblr’s history. Yahoo bought the site in 2013 for a hefty $1.1 billion, but rumors suggest the selling prices is just a fraction of that.
When they finally approached Dak Prescott to broach the topic of his inevitable contract extension, they did so with an initial offer in hand. While, officially, it’s unknown what their first offer was, there’s a new report that suggests the latest offer from the team involves an average annual salary of around $30 million — per Michael Lombardi of The Athletic — which lends to a recent proclamation by team exec Stephen Jones that Prescott, Amari Cooper, and Ezekiel Elliott all have “top-5” deals in front of them.
The problem for the Cowboys is obvious because a $30 million per year offer was more attractive earlier this offseason before two major events took place.
In April, the Seattle Seahawks reset the QB market by awarding Russell Wilson a historic four-year, $140 million extension that includes $107 million in guaranteed money and, two months later, the Philadelphia Eagles raised the floor by granting Carson Wentz a four-year, $128 million extension that quietly exceeds Wilson’s guaranteed metric with $107.87 million. That realistically puts the window for negotiation between $32 million AAS (average annual salary) and $35 million AAS, because Prescott isn’t apt to accept less money than Wentz, and for good reason.
Despite Wentz having been a No. 2 overall draft pick, and Prescott a fourth-round compensatory selection, it’s the latter having bested the former in nearly every category across the board — from wins to passing yards to completion percentage to yards per attempt to game-winning drives to fourth-quarter comebacks, so forth and so on. It’s also in the most important category of them all that Prescott owns the throne, having not missed a single game since ascending to the NFL ranks. Wentz, however, has played only one complete season in three years, and many are concerned about his longterm durability.
Despite all of this, Prescott’s rookie contract maxes at $2.7 million — ten times less than the $27 million Wentz was set to earn on his initial deal — by virtue of the predetermined rookie wage scale.
He, like other rookies entering the league, didn’t get a chance to negotiate his first deal. Now going into the second of his career, the former Rookie of the Year is finally getting a crack at making sure he’s on the better side of his next agreement.
This is why it made sense for Prescott to wait the Cowboys out and continue playing the market, ultimately hoping to easily surpass Wentz financially. It’s a foregone conclusion Wilson will remain the highest-paid quarterback in NFL history — at least for 2019 — but Prescott now sees $32 million annually as the beginning of any fruitful talks. Sure, a $30 million per year offer matches the fifth-highest paid QB in Matt Ryan, but the fact Wentz now makes more than Ryan is a keen reminder of how market value can often supersede accomplishments.
Ryan is more accomplished than Wentz, but the latter will now earn $2 million more per season than the former and garnered $7.8 million more in guaranteed money. So when Prescott reportedly countered the Cowboys’ offer with a proposal of his own that came equipped with a $34 million per year salary,no one should’ve been surprised. Even with the latest news that he wants upwards of $40 million annually, per Jane Slater of NFL Network, it’s all just the nature of the dance — that dictates one party go low while the other goes high. For the sake of being thorough here, an alternate calls the $40 million per year report “all-caps false”, per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
Ah, the dance.
The Cowboys aren’t floored by any of this, and talks remain ongoing at this time.
“I was happy for Carson, a guy that deserves it, a guy who has been great in this league,” Prescott told media once minicamp wrapped in June. “Had an awesome year and potentially, without the injury, wins the MVP. Congrats to Carson. Knowing him personally, he deserves it.”
Prescott was wearing a noticeable smile and a Stetson hat when he made the comments, furthering his love for the Cowboys by noting what he had on.
“I’ve got my cowboy hat on, so I’m a Cowboy,” he said.
Lost in the rumor mill is continued context, and not simply what’s provided above.
Assuming it’s true and the Cowboys’ offer maxed out at $30 million per year, there are several unknowns that could change the temperature of that number altogether. For example, if the extension is a four-year, $120 million max deal, it’ll be met with a cold shoulder from Prescott’s representation for all of the aforementioned reasons. If it’s a six-year, $180 million, however, it would change everything when adding it to his already scheduled 2019 payout of $2 million.
Allow me to explain.
Although the true four-year extension on Wentz averages $32 million annually, considering he was still under contract for 2019 and 2020 (fifth-year option), his six-year earnings max at $154 million ($25.67 million AAS). Signing Prescott to a six-year, $180 million extension would actually turn out to be a seven-year, $182 million deal, and average out to $26 million annually — blowing the max on Wentz out of the water while also passing his annual numbers outright, and it keeps Prescott in tow through the 2025 season. Therefore, while the true extension on Prescott would be $30 million, the Cowboys would actually get him at $26 million per year. Contrarily, if you shrink the extension from six to five years, or from five to four, or four to three, the opposite would occur — with his annual payout skyrocketing.
All of this matters, and it’s why solely chasing AAS rumors is mostly an exercise in futility. Even the reported $40 million per year ask could involve a lower guaranteed money amount to offset things, and it’s unlikely Prescott will be the first QB to reach that mark, anyway.
By all accounts, that honor will soon go to Patrick Mahomes.
This is an example of how the length of the deal matters as much or more than simply staring at the rumored average annual salary, and then there’s the matter of guaranteed money, which is a major talking point that remains cloaked by both sides. With neither the length of contract nor guaranteed money of the offer(s) known, the reported $30 million per year lob from the Cowboys and the rumored $34 million return serve — followed by a now $40 million spike — by Prescott can be misleading.
Those numbers demand context to fully understand what’s allegedly being turned down by either party, along with just how near or far the two sides are to agreeing on terms. Until further notice, much like with Cooper and Elliott — with Elliott in an ongoing holdout — it’s all a work in progress.
Here’s when ‘Veronica Mars’ is coming back (this time on Hulu) Don’t worry: “Veronica Mars” is on the case, one more time. Hulu is bringing back the cult series, which launched the career of Kristen Bell, for eight episodes, to be released all at once on July 26, the streaming service announced Friday.
When the show was cancelled in May 2007, CW executive Dawn Ostroff suggested that Mars creator Rob Thomas and Bell might do a new project for the network. Itwas unclear if the project would be related to Veronica Mars or not.
Five years later, a fourth season was released on Hulu last Friday. Given the series‘ longevity and fans’ continuous support, it is not inconceivable to think of a fifthseason. While Hulu is yet to evaluate the proposition, series‘ creator Rob Thomas is very optimistic.
Just in time for the Veronica Mars movie release on March 14th, Amazon has made the cult hit show’s three seasons available on-demand to Prime subscribers. Through a deal with Warner Bros, Amazon has secured exclusive rights to the show, in fact, so you won’t find it on Netflix, Vudu, and other streaming services.
Lilly Kane Murder is the main focus of the television series in the life of Veronica Mars through season 1, which changed her from the person she was before her best friend Lilly Kane died. She later learned near the end of season 1 that her killer was Aaron Echolls.