CMA Awards 2020: Hottest Hunks, Stylish Men

first_imgStep aside ladies! The country hunks really brought the heat at the 2020 Country Music Association Awards. Ranging from blue jeans and cowboy hats to sharp, black tuxedos, the men’s style game was seriously on-point.On Wednesday, November 11, the hottest stars in country music walked the red carpet for the 53rd annual awards show at the Music City Center in Nashville. In fact, it was the true first true red carpet that we’ve seen since the COVID-19 pandemic — and the celebs did not disappoint.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Most of the women dazzled in truly head-turning gowns. For instance, Carrie Underwood looked like a goddess in an embellished, asymmetrical dress, while Maren Morris slayed in a lacey black number featuring a sexy robe. But the dudes kept up, opting for a variety of different aesthetics. And we appreciated every single one of them.Jason Aldean and Dierks Bentley rocked pared down outfits complete with blue jeans and killer boots. After all, it is a country music awards show! But Darius Rucker, Thomas Rhett and Patrick Schwarzenegger all went for a more classic red carpet look in suits and tuxedos. Rucker donned a simple black suit with a white dress shirt and dark necktie. Rhett changed things up a bit in a black monochrome tux, complete with a bowtie. As for Schwarzenegger, he really went bold in a slouchy cream, double-breasted suit, which he wore over a white turtleneck. It was a bit funky but on the 27-year-old actor, it seriously worked.- Advertisement –center_img Meanwhile, New Artist of the Year winner, Morgan Wallen, stood out in a reddish brown suit that he paired with a black button-up for a stylishly handsome ensemble.Keep scrolling to see what all the hottest hunks wore to the 2020 CMA Awards.Listen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!)- Advertisement –last_img read more

Paul Pogba penalties: Man Utd star’s run-up, number of steps & goal record

first_imgPogba’s penalties for the Red Devils this season have raised a few eyebrows due to their unorthodox nature, but that has not prevented him from persisting with the style.Following his most recent effort against Southampton, Goal takes a look at the midfielder’s new penalty technique as well as his overall record from 12 yards for both Juventus and United.What is Paul Pogba’s penalty technique?Ever the innovator, Pogba’s most recent penalty technique involves a stuttered run up to the ball, which is achieved by taking multiple tiny steps before shooting.According to the man himself, the reason behind the protracted approach to taking a penalty is to confuse the goalkeeper, something that, in theory at least, should increase his chances of scoring. However, the fact that Jordan Pickford saved a penalty back in October left the France international unsure of its effectiveness. “I always try to destabilise the ‘keeper, I always shoot like this and that’s how I know how to take penalties,” Pogba explained after the Everton game. “I might change [the style], because maybe the ‘keepers are starting to know my step. The most important [thing] is that the ball goes in.”He has persisted though – albeit with fewer steps – and it has served him well since.How many steps does Paul Pogba take in his penalties?Pogba’s unusual penalty-taking technique has prompted widespread derision, with pundits, players and even his own team-mates poking fun at the seemingly interminable journey he makes to the 12-yard marker where the ball waits patiently to be struck.The number of steps the Frenchman takes in the run up varies from penalty to penalty, but his attempt against Everton in October involved a total of 28 steps – the most this season so far.Make a comeback in your career and renew your contract. #ThingsYouCanDoDuringPogbasPenaltyRunUp— Luke Shaw (@LukeShaw23) October 28, 2018Remarkably, in the case of the Everton penalty, 9.96 seconds elapsed from the moment Pogba started his run until the moment he struck the ball, a fact which did not go unnoticed on social media, with videos humorously juxtaposing the penalty with Usain Bolt’s 100 metre world record sprint, which was completed in 9.58 seconds.Paul Pogba penalties for Man Utd in 2018-19DateOpponentStepsScored / MissedAug 10Leicester City19ScoredAug 19Brighton8ScoredSep 2Burnley20MissedSep 19Young Boys25ScoredOct 28Everton28MissedJan 19Brighton12ScoredJan 29Burnley10ScoredFeb 9Fulham13ScoredMar 2Southampton13MissedApr 13West Ham4ScoredApril 13West Ham5ScoredThe number of steps taken gradually increased since he first pioneered the approach this season, albeit with an anomaly appearing in his penalty against Brighton in August.Pogba took 19 steps for his successful penalty against Leicester, but that figure dropped to just eight for the penalty goal against Brighton.He missed his next effort, against Burnley in September, after taking 20 steps in the lead-up, but scored in the Champions League against Young Boys after 25 steps.The comically exaggerated run up returned in January – against Brighton and Burnley again – but the number of steps had fallen by more than half the previous efforts.Paul Pogba’s penalty record Paul Pogba has firmly established himself as Manchester United’s chief penalty taker this season and the midfielder has been typically experimental when it comes to his approach.The France international has earned a reputation for being expressive, frequently appearing on the pitch with a new hairstyle or trialling a fresh dance celebration and he brings that aspect of his personality into his game too. Paul Pogba’s overall penalty recordDateOpponentCompetitionScored / MissedSep 20, 2015GenoaSerie AScoredOct 25, 2015AtalantaSerie AMissedOct 20, 2016FenerbahceEuropa LeagueScoredAug 10, 2018Leicester CityPremier LeagueScoredAug 19, 2018BrightonPremier LeagueScoredSep 2, 2018BurnleyPremier LeagueMissedSep 19, 2018Young BoysChampions LeagueScoredOct 28, 2018EvertonPremier LeagueMissedJan 19, 2019BrightonPremier LeagueScoredJan 29, 2019BurnleyPremier LeagueScoredFeb 9, 2019FulhamPremier LeagueScoredMar 2, 2019SouthamptonPremier LeagueMissedApr 13, 2019West HamPremier LeagueScoredApr 13, 2019West hamPremier LeagueScored*Record for competitive club games onlyPrior to the 2018-19 campaign United had no outright penalty taker, with the likes of Anthony Martial, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku each assuming the responsibility.Pogba has stepped up to the plate this season, utilising his bizarre approach to varying effects, as can be seen in the table above.Paul Pogba penalty conversion rate (by club)ClubPenalties takenScored / MissedConversion rateJuventus21 / 150%Manchester United129 / 381%TOTAL1410 / 471.4% Getty Pogba has hit penalties for both Juventus and Manchester United, but his record is actually quite inconsistent.Pogba was junior to the likes of Andrea Pirlo during his time at Juventus, but he took two penalties while in Serie A, scoring his first against Genoa and missing against Atalanta.He first stepped up to hit a penalty for the Red Devils in 2016, scoring from the spot in a 4-1 Europa League group stage victory over Fenerbahce, but he would have to wait until 2018 for his next chance.last_img read more

Waterloo man’s mobile barber shop is now legal

first_imgDES MOINES — A ceremony Tuesday on the statehouse steps has erased the final hurdle to a Waterloo barber’s dream.“It’s the man of the hour!” Governor Kim Reynolds said to William Burt.Reynolds then sat down at a table and signed a bill into law, so Burt’s mobile barber shop can take off.“We’re here today because of the determination and the passion of William Burt,” Reynolds said. “He had a really good idea to serve his community, to bring his mobile barber shop to underserved people in the city of Waterloo, children of low-income households, veterans with disabilities or really anyone without access to a barber.”State regulations had required barber shops to be in a fixed location. Burt discovered that impediment after turning a mini-bus into a mobile barber shop, so he began lobbying legislators to make that change.“It’s definitely an exciting moment,” Burt told reporters. “I’m happy that we can go to work now in the state of Iowa. We are mobile.”The bill got unanimous support from the House and the Senate this year. One lawmaker yelled, “make a million dollars!” as a group gathered for the bill signing cheered.Governor Reynolds talks to William Burt at bill signing.“Keep telling your story,” Reynolds said. “That’s an important piece of this.”The governor has praised Burt for turning his life around. After being in prison, he got an undergrad and graduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa and is a business owner. Representative Ras Smith of Waterloo said Burt’s story is a beacon to others.“If you try hard, if you work through, no matter what barriers are put in front of you, you can still achieve something that’s great,” Smith said.Smith, one of the lawmakers who guided the bill through the legislature, said this is just the beginning for Burt.“I know he’s not going to wrap himself up in the personal accolades, but I will shower the praise because I think it’s important to understand somebody who just over 10 years ago was incarcerated…and is here, right outside the capitol,” Smith said. “Come on, brother, that speaks more than any words on paper can ever, ever do for our community.”Senator Dan Zumbach of Ryan guided the bill through the Senate after hearing about Burt’s predicament.“This gentleman needs to be able to do what he wants to do and government’s in his way. I’m an agriculture guy and I don’t know anything about the haircutting business, but I know you do and I was in a position to help you out and that’s why we ran with it,” Zumbach said.Burt replied: “Man, you guys are going to make me cry. Thank you again.”Zumbach also signed up to get the first haircut in the mobile barber shop, as it was parked outside the capitol.last_img read more