‘It’s a start’: Can the Aurora Games create a new model for women’s sports?

Last weeks six-day celebration of womens sports in Albany was beset by problems, but founder Jerry Solomon is confident the concept is sound Last week, the Aurora Games took over the Times Union Center in upstate New York. Billed as an international multi-sport womens festival, the event brought together roughly 150 athletes, including Olympic champions and grand slam winners, to compete for Team Americas and Team World in tennis, gymnastics, basketball, ice hockey, figure skating, beach volleyball and table tennis. The mission of the Games, founded by longtime sports executive Jerry Solomon, was to create a platform to celebrate and elevate women athletes. The Aurora Games will be held every two years and has already committed to return to Albany …

Ariana Grande ‘overwhelmed’ on Manchester return

The US singer began her 35-minute, nine-song set with No Tears Left To Cry, the first song she released after the bombing, and the night was at times emotional for both the singer and her fans. Arena fans return to cheer her on Mason Thomas, 20, from Manchester, was at Manchester Arena the night of the attack, and said the Pride show contained “so many tears, so much happiness”. He said: “I think she was crying at the start during No Tears Left To Cry, which obviously is heartbreaking. But she’s so strong. She was there for us. She was there for the LGBT community. She was there for Manchester. “I don’t know that there was one person who didn’t …

Depth of Field: The Movie Poster Brexit Deserves

Photographs, Susan Sontag once famously wrote, “fiddle with the scale of the world.” They tell us only a distortion. They are incomplete, even as they strive to render the frame whole and exact. That does not make them false. Exactly the opposite. Photographs invite meaning, possibility. The best photos, thick with narrative, sweat. It is true that a picture is worth a thousand words. It is also true that a picture is worth a thousand more pictures. One image gives way to another. What are photographs but gateways into parallel realms, memories resurrected, passageways into the familiar? What we see, we have already seen. John MacDougall’s portrait-style capture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson—taken during …

Andy Ngo seen laughing as Patriot Prayer members plan an attack in newly emerged video

A video has surfaced on Twitter that shows conservative journalist Andy Ngo laughing as members of the far-right group Patriot Prayer plan an attack on anti-fascist patrons at a Portland bar. The incident, which happened in May, is now at the center of a lawsuit. ANDY NGO UPDATE: Amazing new footage emerges from a lawsuit showing Andy Ngo laughing as Patriot Prayer members plan an attack on patrons of a local bar. pic.twitter.com/cLNeTZHxcs — Respectable Lawyer (@RespectableLaw) August 23, 2019 The antifa members were having a peaceful May Day celebration when Patriot Prayer members came to protest, according to the Portland Mercury. Several fights broke out, and now the bar is suing the Patriot Prayer members for allegedly causing the …

What Lara Spencers Apology to Male Ballet Dancers Gets Rightand Wrong

I hate to be the gay weighing in on the controversy surrounding joking about men who dance ballet Friday on courses that Prince George will be enrolled in when he begins school, Spencer outwardly laughed as she explained that he will be taking ballet, and ad libbed jokes at the expense of the six-year-old and his parents until her co-hosts and the GMA studio audience joined her in laughter. After a the Cats movie, spoke about being in middle school when his schoolmates discovered that he was taking a dance class down the street, showed up at the window of the studio, and pointed and laughed. I cant tell you how much that hurt, he said. Calmels, a French ballet …

Dave Chappelle hosts benefit concert for Dayton, Ohio, weeks after mass shooting

Dayton, Ohio (CNN)Comedian Dave Chappelle is hosting a free benefit concert for Dayton, Ohio, on Sunday to honor people killed in this month’s mass shooting and to benefit families and survivors. “And we’re not just doing this for our city,” he added. “We’re doing this for every victim of every mass shooting in our country.”

Flying a jet and firing a gun: Thailand releases rare photos of King’s royal consort

(CNN)Thailand’s royal palace has released candid photographs of the king’s newly-anointed consort, offering a rare and intimate window into the lives of the Thai royals. In one shot, Sineenat and Vajiralongkorn are wearing military fatigues and holding the King’s royal poodle. In another, the two are wearing casual clothes and laughing naturally. The images received so much interest that the Thai palace’s website crashed following their release, due to the volume of traffic, Reuters reported. A biography released with the images said Sineenat was born in the northern Thai province of Nan on January 26, 1985. She graduated from Army Nursing College in 2008 and spent time in the military undertaking courses in jungle warfare and piloting, according to state …

US Army memo with Nazi phrase from Auschwitz prompts probe, suspension

Arbeit macht frei (work sets you free) slogan on the entrance of Auschwitz concentration camp, the biggest extermination camp in Europe built by the Nazis during World War II. (iStock) Jews and others who were sent to their deaths at Auschwitz during World War II saw the infamous words on an iron gate above the concentration camp’s main entrance. “Probably not a good idea to use the saying above Auschwitz Concentration camp as a recruiting incentive,” Truth of Army Recruiting, a whistleblower Facebook page, wrote Wednesday when it broke the story. LAST SURVIVING POLISH INMATE FROM FIRST TRANSPORT TO AUSCHWITZ DIES The actual Army memo was distributed digitally and did not contain any images of Auschwitz, Army Recruiting Command spokeswoman Kelli …

A Night At Butt-Con, The Convention For Butt Lovers

bidet company Tushy to celebrate its favorite ass-et.  “I’m here because my butt is my career,” said cake sitter and cam girl Lindsay Dye, who popularized the sexual art form for her webcam audience. She baked a special butt-shaped cake for the event and lowered her butt onto it onstage while singing the Britney Spears ballad “Everytime.” Some attendees, like Maribel Montora, arrived with an open mind. “I’m 54, so I would like to learn [something new],” she said. The night’s entertainment ranged from artistic to functional. Kim Worsham, billed as a “butt-washing specialist,” based her presentation on her career in the sanitation industry. “I know all about toilet culture. I know all about the history of toilets and the history …

A Night At Butt-Con, The Convention For Butt Lovers

bidet company Tushy to celebrate its favorite ass-et.  “I’m here because my butt is my career,” said cake sitter and cam girl Lindsay Dye, who popularized the sexual art form for her webcam audience. She baked a special butt-shaped cake for the event and lowered her butt onto it onstage while singing the Britney Spears ballad “Everytime.” Some attendees, like Maribel Montora, arrived with an open mind. “I’m 54, so I would like to learn [something new],” she said. The night’s entertainment ranged from artistic to functional. Kim Worsham, billed as a “butt-washing specialist,” based her presentation on her career in the sanitation industry. “I know all about toilet culture. I know all about the history of toilets and the history …

A Night At Butt-Con, The Convention For Butt Lovers

bidet company Tushy to celebrate its favorite ass-et.  “I’m here because my butt is my career,” said cake sitter and cam girl Lindsay Dye, who popularized the sexual art form for her webcam audience. She baked a special butt-shaped cake for the event and lowered her butt onto it onstage while singing the Britney Spears ballad “Everytime.” Some attendees, like Maribel Montora, arrived with an open mind. “I’m 54, so I would like to learn [something new],” she said. The night’s entertainment ranged from artistic to functional. Kim Worsham, billed as a “butt-washing specialist,” based her presentation on her career in the sanitation industry. “I know all about toilet culture. I know all about the history of toilets and the history …

A Night At Butt-Con, The Convention For Butt Lovers

bidet company Tushy to celebrate its favorite ass-et.  “I’m here because my butt is my career,” said cake sitter and cam girl Lindsay Dye, who popularized the sexual art form for her webcam audience. She baked a special butt-shaped cake for the event and lowered her butt onto it onstage while singing the Britney Spears ballad “Everytime.” Some attendees, like Maribel Montora, arrived with an open mind. “I’m 54, so I would like to learn [something new],” she said. The night’s entertainment ranged from artistic to functional. Kim Worsham, billed as a “butt-washing specialist,” based her presentation on her career in the sanitation industry. “I know all about toilet culture. I know all about the history of toilets and the history …

A Night At Butt-Con, The Convention For Butt Lovers

bidet company Tushy to celebrate its favorite ass-et.  “I’m here because my butt is my career,” said cake sitter and cam girl Lindsay Dye, who popularized the sexual art form for her webcam audience. She baked a special butt-shaped cake for the event and lowered her butt onto it onstage while singing the Britney Spears ballad “Everytime.” Some attendees, like Maribel Montora, arrived with an open mind. “I’m 54, so I would like to learn [something new],” she said. The night’s entertainment ranged from artistic to functional. Kim Worsham, billed as a “butt-washing specialist,” based her presentation on her career in the sanitation industry. “I know all about toilet culture. I know all about the history of toilets and the history …

This Artist Illustrated A Story About A Green Mermaid That Hits People In The Feels

Fairytale-like love stories are definitely a guilty pleasure for many. Here’s one you won’t even feel guilty for enjoying. A simple heartfelt story in combination with a unique illustration style – this is what makes the internet a better place. A talented Ukrainian artist Andy Ivanov created a touching story called “May, the Mermaid of Lily Lake” that has quickly become a hit on the internet. He captivated the attention of his over 200,000 followers by sharing one piece of the story at a time leaving thousands of people holding their breath until the next episode. In addition to the emotional storytelling, the exquisite digital artwork is very eye-pleasing. In the context of the recent quarrel between devoted fans of …

Tiffany Haddish lifts up her friends and fellow comics in They Ready

They ReadyThats the foundation of the six-episode standup series, which features 30-minute sets from Flame Monroe, Marlo Williams, April Macie, Aida Rodriguez, Tracey Ashley, and made it out first, she would come back for the others. That said, is a more emotional celebration of standup than the average special. Beth Dubber/Netflix Each comedian has a unique story as well. Monroe introduces herself as a comedian that happens to be transgender, and in the episodes greenroom interview, she discusses how comedians ignored her in the late 90s, but now she feels more welcome. Later material about raising three kids and dealing with bullying adds another lens to Monroes experience. Rodriguez talks about being homeless, childhood abuse, and a more practical approach …

People Can’t Calm Down About Taylor Swift Dancing To Her Own Song

The singer threw a party over the weekend in celebration of her whopping 10 MTV Video Music Award nominations, and the resulting footage has, unsurprisingly, gone viral. Clips of Swift dancing in a sequined dress to her own song, “You Need To Calm Down,” have been circulating and giving fans their “new aesthetic.”  Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways