Matthew Shepard will be honored with a plaque at the Washington National Cathedral

(CNN)The Washington National Cathedral will dedicate a plaque next week to memorialize Matthew Shepard, whose cremated remains were interred there one year ago. On Monday, the Washington National Cathedral and the Matthew Shepard Foundation will hold a ceremony to dedicate the Matthew Shepard Memorial Plaque to honor this legacy. Shepard’s remains are held in the cathedral’s West Crypt Columbarium but are not accessible to the public. In the same crypt, deaf-blind author and activist Helen Keller’s remains are also held. Over the past year, a slow but steady trickle of visitors has come to the chapel to honor Shepard, leaving notes, flowers, candles, and other mementos that are preserved in the cathedral archives, a cathedral spokesperson said. Shepard’s plaque will …

Ole Miss lose Golden Egg after wide receiver’s dog-pee celebration

Elijah Moores attempt to leave his mark on Mississippi State territory penalised as unsportsmanlike conduct Ole Miss wide receiver Elijah Moore cost his team a chance to win the Golden Egg on Thursday night, after he celebrated a key touchdown with four seconds left by pretending to pee like a dog. The effort to leave his mark on Mississippi State territory was penalised as unsportsmanlike conduct, meaning the extra point attempt was moved back 15 yards. The penalty prevented Mississippi from going for a winning two-point conversion but they could still have taken the game to overtime. In the event, Rebels kicker Luke Logan missed the 35-yard shot and Mississippi State escaped with a 21-20 victory in the 116th Egg …

The most important costume in HBO’s Watchmen

I want you to think about what youre wearing The uniform a man wears changes him. Make sure yours changes you for the better. Watchmens sixth episode begins with a solemn celebration of the NYPD uniform, as a young Will Reeves (Jovan Adepo) joins their ranks in 1938. Hell soon learn that the uniform isnt necessarily a badge of honor, but the message sticks: The clothes you wear can shape your actions. The original Hooded Justice was a pastiche of early superhero comics, which in turn drew heavily from masked vigilante stories like Zorro, and from the aesthetic of circus strongmen. Heavily implied to be white and conservative, Hooded Justice was a relic of a pre-spandex era. With a black …

Bad sex award: shortlist announced for ‘Britain’s most dreaded literary prize’

Dubious honour lines up contenders for the years most outstandingly awful sexual scene, with Elizabeth Gilbert and Didier Decoin among the nominees Describing itself as Britains most dreaded literary prize, the Literary Reviews Bad sex in fiction award has unveiled this years shortlist, which ranges from Elizabeth Gilbert, the bestselling author of Eat Pray Love, to the acclaimed French novelist Didier Decoin. Dreamed up in 1993 by the Literary Reviews the editor Auberon Waugh and critic Rhoda Koenig, the award is for the years most outstandingly awful scene of sexual description in an otherwise good novel. It is intended to draw attention to the poorly written, redundant, or downright cringeworthy passages of sexual description in modern fiction. This years contenders …

‘Bless this referendum’: Bougainville votes and prays for independence

Celebrations as voting begins to decide whether the region will break away from Papua New Guinea In the coastal town of Buka a solemn procession of people makes its way from the Catholic church to Bel Isi park, where worshippers kneel before a makeshift cross. There is one subject that dominates the prayers in Bougainville today. We are gathered here this morning in Bel Isi Park to ask you to bless the referendum. May it be peaceful and successful, says the priest. Besides those at the ceremony, the town is almost deserted. A handful of taxi boats float next to the closed market. The vessels have brought families dressed in their Sunday best for church from other parts of Buka …

People Are Having Hard Time Believing This Cake Isnt Real Raw Turkey

Some call her the baker from hell, others – a diabolical genius, but one thing is for sure – Sarah Hardy has one hell of a talent. This British baker makes the most unique, goriest, craziest and weirdest cakes and chocolates you’ve ever seen. Do you want chocolate that looks like a human brain? You got it! Fancy something sweet that looks just like a pig’s heart? Call Sarah! “I love what I do. I get to be curious and create intriguing things out of delicious chocolate and this makes me happy. I get to make things that look like things that aren’t tasty… and then they are tasty. It’s a definite thing,” Sarah writes on her official page Charlie …

Trump Might Have Just Invented A War On Thanksgiving, & Twitter Is Roasting Him

Bloomberg/Bloomberg/Getty Images These Tweets About A “War On Thanksgiving” Roast Trump Harder Than Thanksgiving Dinner By Shelby Black Nov 27, 2019 At this point in 2019, very few of Trump’s remarks can surprise the public. Well, buckle up everyone, because Donald Trump claimed some people want to rename Thanksgiving, and the subsequent tweets about a “War on Thanksgiving” started this year’s holiday roast early. Happy holidays, I guess? On Tuesday, Nov. 26 President Donald Trump held a “homecoming rally” in Sunrise, Florida as a part of his 2020 presidential reelection campaign. While addressing the crowd, Trump brought up Thanksgiving, and floated an interestingtheory concerning the holiday. Trump claimed people want to apparently change the name Thanksgiving and don’t want to …

New smartphone figures highlight continued struggles to grow market

In some corners Recent figures from Canalys indicate a small but notable uptick in the European market as shipments grew 3%, year-over-year in Q3. The analyst firm put global growth at 1% globally in another recent report. Generally, such numbers wouldn’t warrant much celebration, but the way the market has been going, most manufacturers will take what they can get. New numbers out this morning from Gartner paint a less rosy picture, with sales numbers declining 0.4%. It’s not a huge discrepancy between shipping and sales figures, but it’s the difference between being in the red and being in the black for the quarter. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Bob Barker Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Bob Barker, former host of the “Price is Right.” Birth name:Robert William Barker Father: Byron Barker, a utility worker Mother: Matilda (Tarleton) Barker Marriage: Dorothy Jo (Gideon) Barker (January 12, 1945-1981, her death) Education: Drury College, B.A., 1947 Military service: US Naval Reserves, 1943-1945 Other Facts Ended each episode of the “The Price is Right” with the line, “Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered.” Winner of 19 Daytime Emmy Awards. Also received an Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1999. Barker contributed $5 million to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a marine wildlife and environmental protection group, to help end international whaling. The society named a ship …

Cringe At Ellen’s SUPER AWKWARD Interview With Dakota Johnson! – Perez Hilton

Oof, it has been a long time since we’ve seen a TV interview this cringeworthy — certainly from Ellen DeGeneres! But the daytime leader tries one of her typical bits during a chat on Wednesday, and Dakota Johnson is NOT biting! But why..? Video: Watch Ellen Scare Eric Stonestreet YET AGAIN The convo begins with talk of Dakota’s big 3-0 celebration, and Ellen doing her usual wounded act where she says she is annoyed at being left out: “How was the party? I wasn’t invited.” But this time the Fifty Shades Freed star called her on that TV BS — saying: “Actually, that’s not the truth, Ellen. You were invited.” She insists: “Last time I was on the show, last year, you gave me …

Rafa Nadal guides Spain to emotional Davis Cup title

(CNN)Rafael Nadal capped a remarkable season, guiding Spain to a sixth Davis Cup title as he beat Denis Shapovalov to seal victory over Canada in Madrid’s Caja Magica. “I’m incredibly happy to end the year like this,” Nadal, who also won the Davis Cup in 2004, 2009 and 2011, told reporters. Nadal’s victory against Shapovalov ensured the 33-year-old won all of the eight rubbers he played during the 2019 Davis Cup event. READ: Nadal angered by ‘bullsh**’ marriage question Sunday’s final marked the end of a week of international tennis in which soccer star Gerard Pique‘s controversial $3 billion revamp of the Davis Cup had begun in front of a less than packed house in Madrid. The Barcelona defender’s investment …

Katherine Schwarzenegger Shares Sweet, Thankful Message Of Love For Husband Chris Pratt! – Perez Hilton

Katherine Schwarzenegger is clearly in a thankful mood, what with Thanksgiving right around the corner and all! And among all the other things that have her feeling gratitude and warmth this weekend, the newlywed wasn’t shy about bragging about her lovely husband, actor Chris Pratt, in a touching Instagram photo and accompanying message! This is so cute… and so real! The 29-year-old new wife shared the following pic to her IG account on Saturday following a fun, refreshing bike ride through Atlanta along with her hubby, as you can see (below): And she wasn’t even done yet! She continued: “Today, I am grateful for this bike ride with my wonderful husband and seeing the colors of the fall leaves. While we were …

Demi Lovato & New BF Austin Wilson Enjoy A ROMANTIC Friendsgiving With Loved Ones – Things Are Heating Up! – Perez Hilton

With a new lover by her side and more music on the way, Demi Lovato has a lot to be thankful for this year! The 27-year-old singer recently hosted a special Friendsgiving celebration at her pad over the weekend and broke bread with her model boyfriend, Austin Wilson, and a few of their closest friends. Oh, so that’s why we didn’t see the Sorry Not Sorry singer at the It turns out Miz Lovato ditched the red carpet and bright lights of the AMAs to enjoy a pre-holiday spread from the comfort of home. During the gathering, Demi took to her Instagram Story to thank celebrity chef Art Smith (who used to cook for Oprah!) for the cheffing up the “best …

Kids With Down Syndrome Pose As Disney Characters For A Beautiful Awareness Campaign (20 Pics)

During a series of fabulous photo shoots, Perkins took pictures of kids dressed as various characters from Disney movies: from ‘The Little Mermaid’ to ‘The Lion King’ and more. In an interview with Bored Panda, Perkins explained what the inspiration for the project was, why it was important, and what it means. Down Right Beautiful’ and it got a lot of interest.” Scroll down for the rest of Bored Panda’s interview with Perkins, including her advice for other photographers, as well as details of what drives her passion for her profession. Photographer Nicole Louise Perkins took photos of kids with Down Syndrome dressed as Disney characters Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: The photographer wants to raise awareness about Down …

The pastor of a black church targeted in a foiled attack praises a student for preventing ‘a bloodbath’

Gainesville, Georgia (CNN)On a typical Sunday, about 40 congregants gather at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Gainesville, Georgia. “We stand with Bethel AME,” one colorful sign read. “Keep hate out of Georgia,” another poster said. The church’s pastor, the Rev. Dr. Michelle Rizer-Pool, said she’s been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. She knew exactly what she wanted to tell her congregation during Sunday’s service. “My message today is about encouragement,” she said. “We cannot be afraid.” Alert student helped prevent ‘a bloodbath’ Last week, police arrested a 16-year-old Gainesville High School student for allegedly planning to attack the church. “I have no doubt that we thwarted an attack that would’ve been ugly,” Gainesville Police Chief Jay Parrish …

For many Native Americans, Thanksgiving is a day of mourning

(CNN)As residents of Plymouth, Massachusetts, prepared for a dinner in 1970 to mark the Mayflower landing, a leader of the tribe that had feasted with the Pilgrims drafted a speech to deliver at the event. Wamsutta was asked to rewrite the speech, but he refused. “So, he withdrew,” Tall Oak said. As word spread of that outcome, so was born the National Day of Mourning, a sort of counter-commemoration that happens every fourth Thursday of November. Now in its 50th year, the custom involves a few hundred Native Americans and nonnative people gathering on Cole’s Hill, overlooking Plymouth Rock, to consider Thanksgiving from the perspective of Native Americans. A plaque at the site notes: “Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of …