From the aquarium to synagogues, here are the places that have stepped in as Chicago teachers go on strike

(CNN)About 25,000 educators are on strike in Chicago, forcing the country’s third biggest school district to cancel classes and leaving about 300,000 students and their families to figure out where they will go. Many Chicago children depend on the breakfast and lunch provided at school as two of their daily meals. School buildings, parks, and libraries will remain open Though the teachers are picketing, Chicago Public Schools buildings will remain open and will be staffed by principals and non-unionized support staff. According to Chicago Public Schools, students will be welcome at any school that is appropriate for their age. They will be provided breakfast and lunch, as well as a meal to take home. CPS is asking that children be …

Irish Man Pre-Records Message To Play At His Funeral, Leaves Mourners In Tears Of Laughter

For most people, funerals are no joking matter, a time of gloom and serious reflection, a time of grief. But there are those who believe that funerals should be a time of celebration, of laughter through tears, the perfect time to remember and commemorate the lives of the ones we’ve lost. And at times, those who have such beliefs are, in fact, the people who have passed. One video has recently gone viral and it features footage from a funeral of an Irish man. As family and friends gather around the casket, lowered into the open grave, suddenly a voice comes out of nowhere and proclaims, “Hello?” followed by a loud banging, seemingly coming out of the casket. Bored Panda …

‘Hamilton’ star Miguel Cervantes mourns death of 3-year-old daughter

(CNN)“Hamilton” star Miguel Cervantes and his wife, Kelly, have paid tribute to their 3-year-old daughter Adelaide who died over the weekend. Cervantes stars as Alexander Hamilton in the Chicago production of the hit musical “Hamilton” and the couple are also the parents of a son, Jackson. The actor shared his wife’s posting about the loss of their daughter on his official Instagram account with the caption “The machines are off. Her bed is empty. The quiet is deafening.” “Adelaide left us early Saturday. She went peacefully in her mother’s arms, surrounded by love,” the caption went on. “Finally, she is free from pain + seizures but leaves our hearts shattered. We love you so much Adelaideybug and forever after.” The …

This National Park In America Has A Fattest Bear Competition And Here Are Its Top 8 Chonky Fluffs

We, humans, seem to have an awfully endless fascination with chubby animals, regardless of whether we’re talking about pets such as dogs and cats, or be it some wild animals. But in this particular case, the celebration of chonkiness is very well earned as these brown bears of Katmai National Park put their best effort into this essential part of their lives. As for most animals who hibernate during the wintertime, it’s necessary for them to get that every bit of fat possible, so they don’t starve themselves out during their long winter nap. Katmai’s workers had this brilliant idea of how to both celebrate it and educate the masses. Scroll down to find out all about it! Katmai National …

Mountain Bike Legend Jordie Lunn Killed In Crash In Mexico – Perez Hilton

Such a loss to the mountain biking community… Jordie Lunn, a true legend in the sport, has passed away at the age of just 36 years old. According to reports, Jordie was riding a trail in Cabo San Lucas with pals Darren Berrecloth, Brayden Barrett-Hay, and Greg Watts when he was involved in some sort of crash which gave him a fatal blow to the head. It sounds like this wasn’t even a stunt gone wrong — so tragic. Fans will know Jordie became known for some truly amazing and death-defying GoPro biking videos over the past few years, such as this one: It’s unclear what went wrong during this trail ride, but his family has referred to the incident as …

Nicki Minaj’s Collaboration With Adele Was All A Joke! – Perez Hilton

UPDATE 12:18 P.M. EST: Never mind. Nicki took to Twitter after news of the alleged collab broke to say she was just kidding. She shared: While Minaj didn’t share any specifics on the pair’s record, the collaboration could likely be part of the 21 crooner’s highly-anticipated fourth studio album. In the meantime, we can also expect another hit from Nicki coming out soon on the Charlie’s Angels soundtrack as the outlet reports she teamed up with pop powerhouses Ariana Grande and Normani for their tune, Bad To You. Did we mention the entertainer shared all of this at the launch celebration for her new fashion collection called Fendi Prints On? Like we said, retirement where?? In addition to all of the music news, the soon-to-be …

Bella Hadid’s Sexiest Instagram Shots In Honor Of Her 23rd Birthday! – Perez Hilton

Bella Hadid gets better with age! On Wednesday, the supermodel turned 23, and was showered with birthday wishes from her famous friends including Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber. Despite her youth, Gigi Hadid‘s sister has walked for the biggest brands in fashion including Moschino, Balenciaga, Off-White, and Lanvin. In celebration of this milestone, here are her SEXIEST Instagram shots! Contents 2 One With Nature 4 Eyes Up Here! 6 Forever Fenty! 8 City Girl 10 Life Is A Beach! 12 No Tan Lines Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Make no mistake: it’s panic time for the free-falling Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys title aspirations seemed realistic after their 3-0 start, but Sundays dreadful loss to the previously winless Jets is proof the ship is taking on water After a 3-0 start to the season, the Dallas Cowboys stumbled in their next two games with losses to the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers. Yet there was no reason to overreact. After all, their opponents on Sunday were going to be the 0-4 New York Jets and starting quarterback Sam Darnold fresh off a not necessarily. Even before the start of Sundays game, there were factors working against the Cowboys. They began without six straight plays, something which helped keep the Cowboys chances alive long enough for them to …

Ronan Farrow on investigating Harvey Weinstein: When family issues are thrown at me, its a dirty move

Farrows investigation into the allegations against the producer won him a Pulitzer prize. He talks about the personal cost In the story behind the story of Mia Farrow and sexual abuse allegations made by Dylan, Farrows older sister, against their father. During the course of the investigation, Weinstein would weaponise all of this to try to unnerve him. If Farrow was intimidated, it isnt his style to show it: he is amused, sardonic, diminutive, in a way that invites comparisons to Matt Lauer, the former NBC host accused of sexual harassment, about whom the book contains explosive new allegations Farrow forgot to eat, go out except when following leads, or call his boyfriend in LA. For a while, he says, …

National Coming Out Day marked by worry over supreme court LGBTQ case

As court considers workplace discrimination protections, revellers and activists ponder fragile state of their rights National Coming Out Day festivities across the US were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBTQ people may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on National Coming Out Day, first observed in 1988 and marked every 11 October though events happen over several days. Philadelphias annual language in the supreme court this week about whether the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ people from employment discrimination including a question by conservative chief justice John Roberts that appeared to show confusion about gender transitions and questions about bathroom use by liberals Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg …

Council investigates band parading in City Hall

‘Unacceptable in shared space’ Ciarán Beattie of Sinn Féin said he had contacted the council’s chief executive to “demand answers as to how and why this was allowed to happen”. He said the incident was “disgraceful”, adding: “This sends out the wrong message of the changing Belfast and City Hall which is supposed to be a shared space and open to all.” He said that the council was investigating whether there had been a “breach of protocol”. The Alliance Party’s Michael Long said the videos appeared to show “completely unacceptable conduct in the shared space that is City Hall”. “There’s absolutely no problem with people using [City Hall] to celebrate events,” he told BBC News NI. “But it shouldn’t be …

Deal reached ‘in principle’ for Wrightbus sale

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWorkers at the troubled bus manufacturer Wrightbus celebrated after a deal for its sale was agreed A deal has been reached in principle for the sale of Wrightbus. Bidder Jo Bamford said agreement had been reached with “the Wright family for the Wrightbus factory and land”. “We are still to conclude a deal with the administrators but are pleased to report this important step in the right direction. “I would like to thank Ian Paisley for his hard work and diligence in helping to mediate what has at times been a tricky negotiation.” Wrightbus: From driving seat to financial failure Wrightbus future ‘in the balance’ says DUP MP George Brash from the …

Ecuador protests end after deal struck with indigenous leaders

President cancels austerity package that sparked weeks of violent street demonstrations Ecuadors president, Lenn Moreno, has struck a deal with indigenous leaders to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralysed the economy and left seven dead. Under the agreement, Moreno will withdraw the International Monetary Fund-backed package, known as Decree 883, that included a sharp rise in fuel costs. Indigenous leaders, in turn, will call on their followers to end protests and street blockades. Comrades, this deal is a compromise on both sides, Moreno said. The indigenous mobilisation will end and Decree 883 will be lifted. The two sides will work together to develop a package of measures to cut government spending, …

Not everything you learned about Christopher Columbus is true

(CNN)We grow up learning all kinds of history about the founding of America, and one of the explorers taught in every classroom is Christopher Columbus. But how much do we actually know about him as an explorer and his famous journey? False: Scholars believe it was Viking Leif Erickson who first came from overseas to America. In fact, they believe Columbus wasn’t even the first European to discover what we know as the Americas.

These Super Easy Halloween Costumes Are Anything But Boring

Shutterstock 10 Easy Halloween Costumes For 2019 That Are The Life Of The Party By Cianna Garrison Oct 13, 2019 Sometimes I want to dress up for Halloween, but I hate when a costume is super complicated. There have been times when I went all out and it took me too long to get ready for a party or gathering. Or other times, I was on a time crunch an was left trying to figure out what to wear for Halloween with little time to plan. In those scenarios, you can get rid of a lot of the pressure by choosing a no-fuss Halloween costume. These 10 easy Halloween costumes for 2019 are a ton of fun and make getting …

Cardinal Newman declared a saint by the Pope

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prince of Wales attended the Mass to canonise 19th-century cardinal John Henry Newman Mother Mariam Thresia from India, Swiss Marguerite Bays, Mother Giuseppina Vannini from Italy and Brazilian-born Sister Dulce Lopes Pontes were also made saints at the Mass, celebrated by Pope Francis in Italian. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John Henry Newman is the first English saint since the Forty Martyrs, who were executed under laws enacted during the English Reformation and canonised in 1970 Thousands of Britons travelled to Rome to join the celebration. Cardinal Newman: How did he become a saint? Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBirmingham Oratory’s “pride” at Cardinal Newman’s canonisation Carol Parkinson, the secretary of …