LGBT teaching an abomination, Jewish judge says

Manchester has a gay village area and hosts an annual Pride celebration. The LGBT teaching row explained Government issues advice on LGBT school protests Why gay dads worry about starting primary school Mr Krausz was angered by an Ofsted decision to give Beis Yaakov, an orthodox Jewish girls’ school in neighbouring Salford, a “requires improvement” rating partly because pupils were not being taught about sexual orientation and gender identity. As reported in the Jewish Chronicle, it prompted him to send leaflets to Jewish faith schools declaring all Jews were “obliged to give up one’s life rather than comply” with the guidance. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Manchester has a gay village area and hosts an annual Pride celebration Rabbi Charley …

Only four days left to buy early-bird passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019

Last week, we extended the early-bird pricing on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019 until 15 November at 11:59 p.m. (CEST). Consider it distinctly non-divine intervention from Expeditus, the patron saint of procrastinators (and speedy causes). The countdown continues, and you have just four days left to save serious dough — we’re talking up to €500 depending on the type of pass you purchase. No matter what role you play in the startup world, you’ll find tremendous value at Disrupt Berlin. Add even more value — buy an early-bird pass to Disrupt Berlin before the early bird flies away for good on 15 November at 11:59 p.m. (CEST). Disrupt Berlin draws attendees from more than 50 countries across Europe and beyond, making it an international …

NASA renames mysterious Ultima Thule after Nazi controversy arises

Composite image of primordial contact binary Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69 from New Horizons Spacecraft Data. (Credit: NASA) NASA EYES PLUTO MISSION  “The name ‘Arrokoth’ reflects the inspiration of looking to the skies, and wondering about the stars and worlds beyond our own,” said Alan Stern, New Horizons principal investigator from Southwest Research Institute, in a statement. “That desire to learn is at the heart of the New Horizons mission, and we’re honored to join with the Powhatan community and people of Maryland in this celebration of discovery.” Stern did not reference the link to the Thule Society as a reason for the new name, but did mention it during a press conference. “Just because some bad guys once liked that …

A letter to my stillborn daughter

The sadness of leaving the hospital empty-handed is indescribable: the letter you always wanted to write It felt like a normal delivery. I didnt expect it to, but it did. The pain of labour was immediately buffered by that overwhelming and total love that sweeps in the moment a mother holds her baby. The power of that feeling is a one-off there is nothing to compare it to. But it was the joyful stupor, the sense of celebration, that took me by surprise. I didnt expect to feel joy. Before I could finish wondering why I hadnt cried, a shadow slipped over me as I said you looked too perfect to have suffered death in my womb. And then reality, …

Meet Arrokoth, The Official New Name Of The Furthest World Ever Explored

On January 1 of this year, NASA’s New Horizons reached a remote small Kuiper Belt object then known as 2014 MU69. It’s the furthest world ever explored, and now has a brand-new (via a slight detour) name: Arrokoth. Arrokoth is a Native American term that means sky in the Powhatan/Algonquian language. The name was submitted to the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and Minor Planet Center by the New Horizon team with consent from Powhatan Tribal elders and representatives, and was announced at a ceremony at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “We graciously accept this gift from the Powhatan people,” Lori Glaze, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division, said in a statement. “Bestowing the name Arrokoth signifies the strength and endurance of …

‘A story about freedom’: artist set to re-enact largest slave revolt in US history

Hundreds of people dressed in costume will reconstruct the largely forgotten 1811 Louisiana slave uprising In the middle of a grassy traffic island, adjacent to a nondescript strip mall in southern Louisiana, stands the only physical memorial to an event that rocked the racist foundations of the United States. A brown plaque, erected to commemorate a plantation home, has one short, embossed aside: Major 1811 slave uprising organized here. It is an understatement that Dread Scott, the mass re-enactment piece that starts on Friday and ends in New Orleans on Saturday evening. Im glad that there is a sign that marks it, he said in an interview with the Guardian. But I also think that its pathetic. To mark this …

Biden and Buttigieg Are Road Kill if They Stay in the Middle Lane

So the moderates have started to unload on the lefties. Thats the story line in the wake of Elizabeth Warrens took a swipe at Warren on Medium.com without naming her: Some call it the my way or the highway approach to politics. But its worse than that. Its condescending to the millions of Democrats who have a different view. Its representative of an elitism that working- and middle-class people do not share: We know best; you know nothing. If you were only as smart as I am you would agree with me. This is no way to get anything done. Pete Buttigieg bought a ticket for the Bash Warren Express, too. We will fight when we must fight, but I …

My parents bought their first color TV so I could see Big Bird

(CNN)In a 1997 episode of “Sesame Street,” Big Bird is taking a walk around his neighborhood admiring all his favorite things as he sings the aptly titled “Walking Down My Street.” Towards the end of the tune, he says, rather contemplatively, “Sesame Street,” he sighs. “Not just a street. A way of life. Home.” Big Bird was right that Sesame Street is indeed home to so many. The whole gang is gearing up for Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration on November 17 on PBS — a special that promises lots of celebrity guests and walks down memory lane. Sign up for CNN Opinion’s new newsletter. Join us on Twitter and Facebook The show’s classic theme song asks this question: “Can …

Count on feeling nostalgic as ‘Sesame Street’ turns 50

(CNN)There’s a moment early in the “Sesame Street” special marking the program’s 50th anniversary where host Joseph Gordon-Levitt, prompted by a curious Abby and Elmo, tells his two fuzzy friends that he’s 38 years old, eliciting gaps from the duo. “Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration,” airing on HBO on Saturday, honors the moments that taught generations of children the building blocks of learning through song, stories and silliness. (CNN, like HBO, is owned by WarnerMedia.) The program features celebrity guests like Whoopi Goldberg, Patti LaBelle, Elvis Costello, Meghan Trainor, Sterling K. Brown, Norah Jones, and looks back at iconic visits from other recognizable faces. Kermit the Frog also stops by. The celebration marks the start of the show’s Season 50, …

Kylie Jenner’s Birthday ‘Tribute’ To Kris Jenner Is HILARIOUS! – Perez Hilton

Kourtney Kardashian commenced the social media festivities by sharing a funny video of the 64-year-old “queen” singing karaoke to son-in-law Kanye West’s hit song Mercy. Happy birthday to the queen of everything (karaoke included). A post shared by Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) on Nov 5, 2019 at 7:02am PST In the caption, Kimmy Kakes gushed over her mother’s work ethic and kindness-centric philosophy on life, writing: The love is real! See for yourself (below). View this post on Instagram Khloé Kardashian, for her part, took to her Instagram Stories to share a handful of *iconic* Kris moments from KUWTK.  “Kim, you’re doing amazing sweetie.” “Kim, would you stop taking pictures of yourself? Your sister is .” Koko also shared a tribute …

Ashley Graham’s Baby Shower Included Twerking, Piercings, & Tattoos! – Perez Hilton

This is the coolest baby shower we’ve seen in a long time! Ashley Graham, who is Plenty of friends and family turned out for what appeared to be an epic celebration for the baby boy. Ch-ch-check out some of their photos (below): View this post on Instagram The love in the room was palpable. #babyErvin A post shared by Kia Ervin Williams (@kiaewilliams) on Nov 9, 2019 at 10:45am PST View this post on Instagram Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Is Pete Buttigiegs version of hope and change enough to take on Trump? | Geoffrey Kabaservice

The 37-year-old mayor from Indiana has his vulnerabilities, but has become a contender for the presidency in just a few months On a November evening a dozen years ago, Barack Obama who at the time was the 46-year-old junior senator from Illinois last weeks Iowa Democratic party Liberty and Justice Celebration pulled off an New York Times/Siena College poll finds that among likely Democratic voters in Iowa, Elizabeth Warren now holds a narrow lead, followed closely by Bernie Sanders, Buttigieg, and former vice-president Joe Biden, with the rest of the pack far behind. That finding obviously is encouraging for Buttigieg, who has moved from unknown to contender in just a few months, and for Warren, who has risen steadily throughout …

‘My daughter’s funeral was a miracle’

The 20-year-old, from Hatfield, Hertfordshire, was murdered by a man called Shohfah-El Israel in December last year – but her body was missing for nearly 10 months. On Saturday 5 October she was finally found by a dog walker in woodland in Stevenage. It’s not yet known exactly how she was killed. The murder of Joy Morgan Image caption The colours pink and white were chosen for Joy’s funeral I didn’t know Joy personally. But after spending six months with her family for a Radio 1 Newsbeat documentary about her life, I felt like in some ways now I did a little bit. I knew how she’d fought her way into this world after being born seven weeks prematurely and …

Children in Need boss criticises chart exclusion

Gentleman Jack and Broadchurch actor Shaun Dooley, who covered Taylor Swift’s Never Grow Up, wrote on Twitter that he was “saddened & angry”, pointing out that the decision could stop the CD from being stocked in supermarket chart racks. Image Copyright @shaundooley @shaundooley Image caption David Tennant covered The Proclaimers’ Sunshine on Leith, and Helena Bonham Carter performed Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now Children in Need is the BBC’s corporate charity, and the album’s release came ahead of the annual fundraising night on 15 November. The recording sessions were shown on a BBC One documentary. A BBC statement said: “This is extremely disappointing, we know many of the contributors are also saddened by the news. It’s important to remember what …

Are these Bonfire Night traditions fizzling out?

Image copyright Chris Malec Image caption There is a burning desire to keep the Guy tradition alive in Cocking, West Sussex Generations of families have fashioned Guy Fawkes dummies to burn atop bonfires. Children would stuff old clothes with newspaper and wheelbarrow their effigy around asking for money to buy fireworks. But blogger Sally Bunkham from Brighton said the tradition was not one she wanted to pass on to her daughters Daisy, five and Ruby, aged four. “I don’t think you get as many Guys because of the violent aspect of burning an effigy,” she said. “Personally, I’d rather not impose that tradition on my kids. Image copyright Sally Bunkham Image caption Sally Bunkham said she and daughters celebrated Halloween …