WWE star Ronda Rousey announces she’s expecting her first child

first_imgApril 22, 2021 /Sports News – National WWE star Ronda Rousey announces she’s expecting her first child Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPaul Archuleta/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Congratulations are in order for former pro wrestler Ronda Rousey, who is pregnant with her first child.Rousey, 34, shared a video alongside husband Travis Browne on YouTube Wednesday to make the announcement.The two jumped right into the big reveal by having the UFC fighter shout “pow” while ripping away the pillow covering her growing stomach.“I’ve been pregnant since January, so four months, woo, baby bump,” she celebrates in the video. “I can’t hide it anymore so it’s time to show it off.”Rousey has yet to reveal if she’s expecting a boy or a girl, even going as far as censoring moments that could tip off fans in the video. However, she promised with a grin, “There’s definitely more to the story that we’ll tell later.”The video also includes some of the happy moments leading up to their big reveal, such as the two finding out for the first time that they’re going to be parents.The couple cuddled and shared kisses throughout the pregnancy announcement, with both also shouting out their fans for being supportive throughout their journey.“Thank you everybody for all the well wishes and all the positivity to get to this point,” said Rousey, noting that the baby is due to arrive on Sept. 22.Referring to their unborn child’s super active ultrasound, the proud soon-to-be parents dubbed their little one the “baddest baby on the planet.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Written bylast_img read more

Greensky Bluegrass Welcomes Drummer Jeremy Salken For Steppenwolf Cover In CO [Photo/Audio]

first_imgLoad remaining images On Saturday night, Greensky Bluegrass returned to the Ogden Theatre for a smoking hot finale that produced a wide array of highlights–from a rare guest drummer, to the debut of a classic rock n’ roll standard, to a Paul Hoffman/Dave Bruzza duo encore (hoFFZZa). The band opened with a “Before Bring Out Your Dead”>”Bring Out Your Dead” sequence off 2011’s Handguns. The opening segment got the packed-to-the-brim Denver crowd boogying, making for a high-energy start to their third and final show of their three-night Denver run. The band continued to play more recent material with a sweet rendition of “Wings for Wheels”, followed by the groovy “Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox”, which included Paul Hoffman and dobro-wizard Anders Beck trading off scorching hot solos.Next, Greensky shifted gears to a bit more old school whipping out “Bottle Dry,” before the band dove deep into a beautifully jammed-out “No Idea”>”Lose My Way.” With Hoffamn leading the way on vocals, the 1600-capacity theater had never felt so much like home, as fans hung a massive sign over the balcony reading “Colorado Love’s GSBG.” Dave Bruzza then took over on vocals, leading the band through “Steam Powered Aeroplane” before ending the set with some new tunes: “Hold On” and “Run or Die”, off their 2016 album Shouted, Written Down, & Quoted.After a first set that perfectly mixed new and old favorites, Greensky Bluegrass opened set two with a cover of Jimmy Martin’s “Hit Parade of Love.” A jam-packed “All Four” sandwich followed, with a powerful cover of Van Morrison’s “Into The Mystic” thrown in the middle. After “Past My Prime,” the group performed 2011’s “Jaywalking,” with the bluegrass generals firing off on all cylinders.To close set two, the band served up another delectable sandwich with “Burn Them” > ”Miss September” > “Burn Them,” inviting Guido Batista onstage to help out on tambourine. The guests kept coming, as Greensky welcomed drummer Jeremy Salken (Big Gigantic) up for a rendition of “Old Barns,” before closing the set with another favorite off Handguns, “Don’t Lie.” “Don’t Lie” included teases of Phish’s “Contact” and “Living Over,” bringing set two to a triumphant close.As the band came onstage for encore, Anders Beck stepped up to the mic declaring how excited and ready he is for Greensky’s first two-night headlining run at Red Rocks this upcoming September. Hoffman and Bruzza kicked off the encore with a rare duet, performing a cover of Gillian Welch’s “I Want To Sing That Rock and Roll,” before inviting the rest of the band and Jeremy Salken back up for a debut cover of Steppenwolf’s “Born To Be Wild.”Listen to full audio from Greensky’s Denver closer courtesy of taper Rob O’Brien:Next up for Greensky is a performance at Egyptian Room at Old National Centre in Indianapolis. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.SETLIST: Greensky Bluegrass | Ogden Theatre| Denver, CO | 1/13/2018Set 1: Before Bring Out Your Dead> Bring Out Your Dead, Wings for Wheels, Ain’t No Bread in the Breadbox> Bottle Dry, No Idea> Lose My Way, Steam Powered Aeroplane, Hold On>Exuberance> Run or DieSet 2: Hit Parade of Love, All Four> Into the Mystic> All Four, Past My Prime, Jaywalking, Burn Them> Miss September> Burn Them (1), Old Barns (2), Don’t Lie (2) (3) (4)Encore: I Want to Sing That Rock and Roll (5), Born To Be Wild (2)1) – w/ Guido Batista (tambourine)(2) – w/ Jeremy Salken (drums)(3) – Contact tease(4) – Living Over tease(5) – Dave and Paul duetBelow, view a beautiful gallery of photos from the show via photographer Chris Klein:Greensky Bluegrass | Ogden Theatre| Denver, CO | 1/13/2018 | Photos: Chris Kleinlast_img read more

David Pope: HooYu – Betting needs to stay alert on temporary KYC actions

first_img UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share Share Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service  August 20, 2020 The four months of global lockdown has seen several regulators place temporary player restrictions across licensed gambling marketplaces.   Facing further regulatory scrutiny, David Pope Marketing Director of digital customer identification solutions provider HooYu tells SBC that betting would be foolish to think of new KYC demands as pandemic stopgap measures. _____________________SBC: Hi David, great to catch-up. Are you surprised by the UKGC’s ‘lockdown measures’ asking operators to increase customer interventions, player monitoring, due diligence and affordability checks?HooYu: Hi SBC…  no I’m not surprised at all.  That’s their general direction of travel, to drive their licensees to make sure that each customer is looked after and considered by each customer’s personal circumstances, not just by how much they bet,I know the industry is hurting with the lack of sports markets but it’s healthy to see regulators regulating and identifying market risk. In the long run looking after the customer is what will keep the gaming industry buoyant and help ensure continual long-term growth. Sadly, there wasn’t enough of that in 2008 when we saw the last significant economic shock.This is something that we will see more of from the UKGC and other regulators.  I see a very near future where the term Understand Your Customer is as common as Know Your Customer.SBC: The UKGC has asked for operators to revisit their framework on triggers and consider their customer base and their disposable income levels as a starting point for deciding intervening actions… Can this broad remit be fulfilled by incumbents?DP:  Only partially.  Operators tend to only use customer behaviour triggers such as withdrawal reversal, velocity, spend, loss chasing etc that lead to customer outreach, cool-off offers or limit setting to trigger player review or outreach. Once an operator conducts Enhanced Due Diligence on a player then they start to look for negative financial indicators.    However, at present operators don’t have the tools to programmatically assess each customer’s financial situation before deciding thresholds at which problem gambling triggers are set.SBC: Focusing on KYC. Can a betting operator gather relevant data on consumers who have likely been disrupted in such a short period of time (daily habits, spend, income,)?DP:  It’s tough for gaming operators, they’re don’t have access to the same sort of financial insight as financial services providers do. One of the ways that HooYu helps solve this for gaming clients is to use our UX and UI tools to reach out to the customer to ask for copies of payslips, bank statements or other documents that help understand a customer’s source of funds.SBC: Operating under unprecedented circumstances. From your experience, how has COVID-19 changed the roadmap for KYC and compliance tech development? DP:  Firstly, the reduced customer activity and diminished sign-up flow has made the efficiency of the KYC process even more important.   More than ever now, operators need to work with a partner that helps them optimise the success of their KYC process, not just give them the tech to tick the KYC regulation box.Secondly, the KYC process is evolving into what I call UYC, namely Understand Your Customer.  Again, operators need to work with a KYC provider that enables them to go a little deeper to reveal negative financial indicators or address links to known problem gambling or self-exclusion cases.SBC: Finally, as industry mindsets focus on recovery strategies, what core dynamics and factors should betting leadership be focused on to ensure long-term stability?DP:  Stable long-term growth is more likely when we minimise the chance of seismic shocks.  True, there’s no way we can forecast the next Covid-19, but it’s certainly time for regulators, operators and their tech partners to come together to examine how we can help evolve KYC to UYC.At HooYu, we’re designing the future of gaming KYC/UYC and I’m keen to hear from operators what they want so please do email me at [email protected] with your wish list._______________________last_img read more