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Former NFL pro Jesse Palmer says hosting “The Bachelor” franchise is like playing quarterback.

“You just try to avoid drama at all times,” the ex-Giant told the Post. “It’s like trying not to get fired.”

On Sunday, instead of watching his former team’s season opener, Palmer, 43, will travel to Los Angeles to shoot the live Season 19 finale of “Bachelorette,” which airs Sept. 13-20 on ABC.

The Canadian native was hired as the franchise’s host in 2021 after Chris Harrison, who had been at the helm since ‘The Bachelor’ premiered in 2002, quit amid controversy after defending a ‘Bachelor’ contestant pictured during a an Antebellum-themed college party.

In 2004, when Palmer became the first professional athlete to star as “The Bachelor,” which was still a new television concept, he gave his teammates play-by-play.

“As you can imagine, we had a lot of fun with this,” said Palmer, who also works as a college football analyst for ESPN.

Jesse Palmer admits there’s a lot more drama to ‘The Bachelor’ than being an NFL quarterback.
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The popular franchise continues to bring football players back to the limelight as top men and competitors and he understands why.

“I think football players have a lot of personality. I think they feel good about themselves,” he said.

And like Bachelor Mansion, an NFL locker room can be a powder keg of emotion.

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“You can’t even imagine how much drama there is,” he said.

Although he didn’t find lasting love on national television, he found it more than a decade later in Manhattan – marrying Brazilian model Emely Fardo in 2020. He first saw her once in a boxing class at Rumble on West 23rd Street in Chelsea.

“I was trying to talk to her the day I met her, but I missed my chance, then she liked a photo of me on social media…and then I technically took the first step and I sent a direct message,” he said. “But she didn’t answer me for 10 days; she played me slowly.

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The couple, who just moved to Miami Beach with their Aussie Doodle Miss Loulou Palmer, “would love to have kids” and have spoken of “potentially having another dog.”

When asked if he would like his kids to be in the dating franchise or play football, Palmer replied, “I would have to ask the boss. I’m super open to anything. I’d go for both, but I don’t know what the boss would say.

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Meghan Markle has threatened to break up with Prince Harry if he doesn’t release a statement confirming their relationship, report says

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  • Meghan Markle has given an ultimatum over her relationship with Prince Harry, according to a new report.

  • Meghan told Harry she would break up with him if he didn’t publicly confirm their relationship, according to The Times of London.

  • A source told the outlet that Harry was “freaking out” about the situation.

Meghan Markle has told Prince Harry she will end their relationship if he does not publicly confirm they are a couple, according to The Times of London.

In a new report from The Times’ Valentine Low, two unnamed sources said Meghan gave Harry an ultimatum over their relationship, sending him into a panic.

“She was like, ‘If you don’t release a statement confirming that I’m your girlfriend, I’m going to break up with you,’” a source told The Times.

Another source told the outlet that Harry was “freaking out saying, ‘She’s going to dump me’.”

Low reports that Harry contacted Jason Knauf, the communications secretary for Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry at the time. Harry reportedly told Knauf to release a statement confirming his relationship with Meghan and condemning the racist treatment she received from British tabloids.

According to the report, Meghan told Harry’s staff that she knew ‘how the palace works’, adding: ‘you don’t care about the girlfriend’.

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“Harry’s staff knew that Meghan was different from other royal girlfriends. She had her own opinions and let people know what they were. In the spring of 2017, more than six months before the couple’s engagement, she told one of Harry’s advisers: ‘I think we both know I’m going to be one of your bosses soon,’” reports the Times.

Representatives for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Buckingham Palace did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

Low also reported in March 2021 that the Duchess of Sussex bullied two senior members of staff at Buckingham Palace while working in the royal family. The Times referred to an email Knauf sent to William’s former private secretary in which he allegedly expressed concern “that nothing is being done”.

The report was released just days before Harry and Meghan’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey aired.

According to royal biography ‘Finding Freedom’, some of Meghan’s former staffers have recanted their claims that the Duchess bullied them, Insider’s Mikhaila Friel reported in September 2021.

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David Haye predicts big knockout after Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker weigh the heaviest they’ve ever weighed ahead of WBO interim heavyweight title fight

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David Haye can’t separate Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker ahead of their interim WBO heavyweight title fight, but he thinks it only ends one way – with a knockout.

At Friday’s weigh-in, Joyce came in at 271.4 pounds, while Parker came on the scale at 255.35 pounds, which is the heaviest the two boxers have ever been.

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This led former world heavyweight and heavyweight champion Haye to believe this fight won’t go the distance.

“I think it ends with a stoppage”, Haye told iD Boxing. “I think it ends with a stoppage, that’s for sure.

“Both fighters have the firepower and they both came in super heavyweight.

“I really think it will be a stoppage win for…I don’t know which one it will be. No I don’t know, I really don’t know.

“I heard Parker is the underdog in this fight, so if you bet and it’s 50/50, I’d bet with the guy you have the best odds with…

“I would go for Parker because for my pound he takes me and it brings me back a few even in a 50/50.”


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That’s a pretty bold statement, considering neither man has ever been arrested and they’re both known for having two of the best chins in the heavyweight division.

That being said, it looks like Parker himself also thinks he’ll get Joyce out of there, as he told talkSPORT, “I think I’m going to get him to quit.

“I know he’s not giving up and there’s no giving up in him from the fights we’ve seen, but when you keep attacking and you keep snacking, eventually he’ll feel it.

“It’s a high risk fight for both guys. There are other fights there, but there were none that would propel me to the top.

“Joyce’s fight for me was the right fight. There’s a rematch clause, so the goal is to fight him and beat him. Then fight him and defeat him again in December.

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Biden cancels DNC rally appearance in Orlando next week as Tropical Storm Ian strengthens over the Caribbean Sea

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President Joe Biden has postponed his planned trip to Florida due to Tropical Storm Ian threatening the Caribbean Sea.

It was scheduled to travel to Orlando to headline a rally for the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on September 27, but the major storm is expected to strengthen to Category 3 or 4 before making landfall in the continental United States.

Biden declared a state of emergency for Florida on Saturday and authorized the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist in recovery efforts for those affected by the storm.

The White House did not say when the president intended to postpone his trip.

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On Saturday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis also declared a state of emergency for all 67 counties. He also urges Florida residents to prepare for his arrival.

“This storm has the potential to develop into a major hurricane and we encourage all Floridians to be prepared,” DeSantis said in a statement. “We are coordinating with all state and local government partners to monitor the potential impacts of this storm.”

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“I encourage all Floridians to continue to monitor the storm and listen to local officials,” DeSantis said.

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Tropical Storm Ian is strengthening over warm Caribbean waters and since Saturday evening has sustained winds of around 45 mph. It is moving west at 16 mph.

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Computer forecast models show the storm moving west of Tampa and making landfall over the Florida panhandle early next week. The storm will continue to strengthen rapidly over the next few days.

Tara Prindiville of Fox News and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Ticket prices are so high at Disney resorts that some parents apparently dress up toddlers as babies to avoid the cost.

A recent TikTok video of a mother dressing up a toddler as a baby in a stroller has gone viral with the mum in the video unrepentant at the economic trickery.

“We [paid] for our tickets and witnessed the funniest thing we have ever seen so we decided to share it so you can laugh too,” one woman said in the video, according to the New York Post.

The video sparked a debate over the practice with many commentators backing the mum since prices at Disney resorts skyrocketed.

The newspaper notes that admission to Disney World ranges from $109 to $159 per person for a day ticket. The park also maintains that anyone aged three and over must pay the full ticket price.

Some former Disney gate employees even responded to the message and said they were always instructed to just let it go when parents tried this ploy.

Disneyland also drives up the prices. The park has increased its ticket prices this year, and as a result, its premier ticket costs $1,599 per person.

The park has let visitors know that its old $1,399 per person pass was scrapped at the start of the 2022 season. But the higher fees aren’t the only price change. Ticket prices have increased across the board at Disneyland this year. Its lowest package increased by $100 per person while several other tiers increased by $50.

Disneyland also raised prices last year.

With costs rising at all Disney properties, the costs of visiting theme parks have soared out of reach for the average American family, Fox Business Network reported in May.

Disney’s price hike comes amid a nationwide rise in inflation that has Americans scrambling to pay for daily necessities, such as food, gas and energy, as even as wages stagnate and fail to keep up with inflation.

The price hikes also come on the heels of Disney’s rampant leap into leftist politics with its vocal and extremely public political campaign to stop Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act – which bars kindergarten to third grade to be exposed to gender identity politics in the classroom.

Disney lost its battle to stop the law that would prevent preteen children from being exposed to radical left-wing gender politics in schools across the sunny state. But, despite the loss, Disney chief Bob Chapek has vowed to continue the fight to have the Common Sense Act repealed.

The full-frontal attack on Florida’s children prompted state Republicans to pass a bill that dismantled Disney’s special tax jurisdiction, reversing decades-old tax breaks and social exclusions that had been implemented in the mid-1960s.

The shift to left-leaning politics as well as its continued policy of pushing the radical gay agenda into all aspects of its entertainment properties has sent shares of the company plummeting, adding to the 30% free fall in share value. company over the past 12 months. And on April 20, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reported Disney as its worst performing stock of the year.

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With interest rates rising, the rupee depreciating and yields falling, some airlines are facing a real challenge. Namely, finance growth. The old ways won’t hold up. An overhaul is needed, writes aviation expert Satyendra Pandey

The past decade has seen voluminous aircraft orders by Indian airlines. Collectively, Indian airlines operate a fleet of around 600 aircraft. More than 80% of this fleet is rented. Add to that an aircraft order pipeline of 850 aircraft that need to be funded and deployed. For weaker players without the support of a strong parent company or balance sheet, deploying and funding these assets slowly becomes a challenge. And with interest rates rising, the rupee depreciating and yields falling, some airlines are facing a real challenge. Namely, finance growth. The old ways won’t hold up. A reflection is necessary.

Overreliance on sale-and-leaseback

The sale-leaseback model was made popular by Indigo and guided by the three pillars of planning, volumes and pricing. Specifically, Indigo focused on two years of extensive planning, including contingencies; a large order of 100 aircraft in 2005 with several subsequent orders; and asset pricing that was expertly negotiated. Together, these elements have helped the airline to establish itself firmly in the Indian market. Other airlines quickly saw proof of this success and moved forward with their own large orders. But they only focused on one or at best two pillars of the Indigo model. Sale-leasebacks were the main method of financing orders.

A sale and leaseback (SLB) model is where the airline acquires the aircraft at an attractive price and sells it to a lessor – ideally at a profit – and leases it for its own use. SLBs are important because they generate cash and also help the airline manage its fleet flexibility. Additionally, as the airline introduces new aircraft, operating costs, including maintenance costs, remain competitive. Shorter fleet replacement cycles also allow the airline to introduce new technologies more quickly. But the flip side is that airlines end up with thin asset balance sheets, over time they end up paying more for the asset. And when clauses are not fully provisioned, it causes difficulties for both the airline and the lessor. This is a fact that is gradually emerging.

The end of the last decade saw an era of low interest rates, smooth aircraft orders and a highly competitive leasing industry. With several new lessors eager to do business, airlines were offered very attractive terms without the solvency that would normally be required. But unfortunately, that’s just not the case with the industry today.

Structural issues, including balance sheet strength, continue to be overlooked

With changing macro-economic and geopolitical conditions, the aircraft finance market, particularly the sale-leaseback market, has seen marked changes. Donors are reviewing risk profiles and there is a flight to quality. Add to that the fact that the cost of capital across the globe is rising, and in the aircraft leasing space, lessor consolidation is underway. In the Indian market, this means that the strongest and best capitalized airlines are able to negotiate fairly competitive deals while the weaker ones struggle. Some airlines are considering a scenario where planes have been ordered, but other aspects such as maintenance, lease terms and asset recycling are not where they need to be. Competitive funding for these is simply not to be found.

Worse, due to weak balance sheets, some airlines are entering into financing deals, including sale-leasebacks, to free up working capital. Add to that the fact that the airline then finds itself with an additional aircraft to deploy and it has an impact on industry returns. And therefore the capacity and tariff wars which will intensify in the short term to the detriment of cash flow and profitability. Capital calls are almost certain.

As of this writing, structural issues, including balance sheet strength, continue to be overlooked. The pandemic laid bare the loopholes and for lenders looking for assets on the balance sheet, they were rare. So came cash flow liens, promises of future funding, and continual deferral, delay, renegotiation, and demands. And for some fault lines were never quite addressed. This situation is untenable to say the least and only postpones the inevitable to a future date.

Diversification of funding needed

For the future, a diversification of funding sources is necessary. Both because sale-and-leaseback without aligning all the fundamentals remains a very expensive form of financing and also because management needs to focus on balance sheets. Otherwise, cash flow liens, emergency lines of credit or, at worst, closure will be the norm and not the reality. And any airline closure is very painful and the scars of the closure continue for years. Indeed, no discussion of Indian aviation is complete without a mention of Kingfisher and the former Jet Airways. Not to mention a host of smaller airlines that have come and gone.

Despite the talk of traffic growth and market potential, when Indian airlines are viewed through the lens of profitability, very few succeed. Consistent profitability that provides an adequate return on capital is lacking. And aircraft being the largest investment costs for airlines, they must be planned, negotiated and deployed with risk in mind. All hopes cannot simply rest on growth. Because when that growth stalls, there’s simply no recourse.

As the market matures, aircraft financing is also set to evolve. Airlines are well advised to look at structures that allow them to have the right to the asset at the right costs and terms. Finance leases and asset purchases that were once avoided could very well be the way forward. Likewise, structures that are fit for purpose and designed for the Indian market taking into consideration market risk, currency risk and credit risk can be the way to go. But these require focused, deliberate and decisive planning. And some departments find themselves so intensely involved in day-to-day firefighting that these are left out.

For Indian aviation, demand is certainly well oriented. And capacity will follow. But this capacity must be financed. And funding Indian airlines’ growth plans is a task in itself. And a reflection is necessary.

—Satyendra Pandey is the managing partner of aviation consultancy AT-TV. Opinions expressed are personal

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Next week, the college football schedule switches to October, which means about a third of the season has been played, but even less has been settled.

Georgia, Alabama and Ohio State had previously split – unanimous selections every four weeks – but several teams are vying for fourth place.

USC and Clemson became the leaders of this group.

The Trojans struggled for most of Saturday’s game at Oregon State, trailing for the first time this season. USC didn’t take its first lead until early in the fourth quarter and it took a touchdown pass from Caleb Williams to Jordan Addison with 1:13 to give them the final margin.

Clemson survived a Wake Forest-record six touchdown passes from Sam Hartman to beat the Demon Deacons in double overtime and continues to be a playoff factor.

Tennessee earned its first playoff consideration of the season after a 38-33 win over Florida. The Vols are off to their first 4-0 start since 2016, also the last time they defeated the Gators.

Ranked No. 4 in the Associated Press poll, Michigan has yet to convince ESPN voters of its legitimacy. The Woverines’ first three opponents have had no FBS wins at this point and Michigan had their hands full at home against previously undefeated Maryland on Saturday.

With all that in mind, here’s how ESPN’s college football reporters view the current playoff picture.


Andrea Adelson: 1. Georgia 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. Clemson
Blake Baumgartner: 1. Georgia 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. Clemson
Kyle Bonagura: 1. Georgia 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. Clemson
Bill Connell: 1. Georgia 2. Ohio State 3. Alabama 4. Michigan
Heather Dinich: 1. Ohio State 2. Georgia 3. Alabama 4. USC
David Hall: 1. Georgia 2. Ohio State 3. Alabama 4. Washington
Harry Lyles Jr.: 1. Georgia 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. USC
Chris Low: 1. Georgia 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. Tennessee
Ryan McGee: 1. Georgia 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. Oregon
Adam Rittenberg: 1. Georgia 2. Ohio State 3. Alabama 4. Clemson
Alex Scarborough: 1. Georgia 2. Ohio State 3. Alabama 4. USC
Mark Schlabach: 1. Georgia 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. Clemson
Paulo Uggetti: 1. Georgia 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. USC
Tom VanHaaren: 1. Georgia 2. Ohio State 3. Alabama 4. USC
David Wilson: 1. Georgia 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. Clemson

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