A girls soccer team was penalized for their ‘equal pay’ shirts. Now their message is being celebrated

(CNN)When a girl’s high school varsity soccer team in Vermont played a game wearing matching shirts emblazoned with a bold message hidden under their jerseys, they fully expected to be heard. With three minutes left in the match on Friday, Burlington High School Seahorses captain Helen Worden, 17, scored a goal, putting her team ahead of the South Burlington Wolves. As fans erupted in celebration, the Seahorses excitedly ran toward the stands to bask in the glory. Soccer players penalized for #EqualPay shirts say it was worth it Inspired by the USWNT Lydia said the girls were inspired by the US women’s national soccer team (USWNT) and “their efforts to achieve equal pay for equal play.” The US national team, …

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner to host — and pay for — 10th anniversary party at Camp David

(CNN)Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are having a “big party with friends” at Camp David to celebrate their 10th anniversary this weekend, a White House official confirmed to CNN on Friday. Vanity Fair first reported the anniversary event. The couple, both presidential advisers, have been linked to high-profile social events during their time in the administration. They attended the lavish wedding of socialite fashion designer Misha Nonoo and her fiance, oil company heir Michael Hess, in Rome last month. They also celebrated with Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals players last year. After speaking at Benedict College in South Carolina earlier in the day, Trump departed from Joint Base Andrews on Friday for the rural presidential getaway deep in the mountains …

The surprising experience of a Tokyo baseball game

(CNN)The World Series is one of sport’s hot tickets, but match day at a baseball game in Japan outdoes anything the MLB has to offer. At Meiji Jingu, the home fans sit apart from away supporters, in contrast to the MLB. It means both sides are loud, but welcoming. The most vocal of the home side sit in the “Swallows’ Nest,” the section of the stadium dedicated to cheering. READ: Houston Astros fire executive Brandon Taubman over outburst at reporters We spoke to Ryo Uchida, a Swallows superfan whose dedication to the team has led him to follow them around the country and buy 20 of their jerseys. “Every American friend I bring here … it’s funny because the game …

Billy Graham: Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

ShareTweetPin By Billy Graham Evangelistic Association With Halloween approaching, you or someone you know may be struggling with whether to celebrate the holiday. Some see it as a dark day full of evil influence while others deem it a harmless time for fun costumes and candy. This answer from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association may offer some guidance on Halloween and even give you creative ideas for using the holiday to share Christ: Q: I have mixed feelings about how our family should be involved in Halloween. What should I do? A: People come to different conclusions about how to celebrate Halloween, particularly if they have young children or grandchildren to consider. For some people, this holiday is a time for dress-up …

Vardy and Prez hat-tricks as Leicester smash nine against Southampton

Ben Chilwell opened the floodgates before Ayoze Prez and Jamie Vardy hit hat-tricks as Leicester thrashed Southampton 9-0 for a record Premier League away win By the time Jamie Vardy stepped up from 12 yards to add Leicester Citys ninth and put the final nail in Southamptons coffin, the pocket of delirious travelling supporters, well on their way to revelling in a giddying record-breaking away win, were sarcastically singing for the goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to take aim from the penalty spot. The only other time a team won by such a margin in the Premier League 24 years ago, another Schmeichel was on the winning side for Manchester United. Leicester fans toasted Vardys hat-trick by feverishly waving white scarves bearing …

The President has failed us. We must look out for one another instead

(CNN)One year ago, on October 27, 11 people were murdered while praying in the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue. It was the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States. In the hours before the shooting, the attacker posted to social media that he couldn’t “sit by” while HIAS, the Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees, which I lead, “likes to bring invaders in that kill our people.” Some people believe that Tree of Life may have been targeted because Dor Hadash, one of the three congregations that was housed in the building, was among the nearly 300 that joined HIAS’ National Refugee Shabbat celebration just days earlier. Looking back at the last year is hard …

Time to recognise that western greed is one of the causes of global hunger | Kevin McKenna

World Porridge Day salutes the humble oat. Charities feed it to the starving due to our gluttonous policies The world has recently paid homage to the oat, stalwart comestible of Scotlands larder. For the last decade, 10 October has been deemed World Porridge Day, thus canonising the brawny cereal that kept Scottish armies on their feet and built cities. Sadly, in recent years, this most unostentatious and proletarian of foods has been gentrified and made to dress up gaudily with superfluous additives such as honey, Nutella and cinnamon. In this way, I suppose it is deemed sufficiently respectable to be included among the breakfast choices of the mighty. World Porridge Day shares its holiday with World Mental Health Day. Other …

‘One of the biggest, baddest things we did’: Black Panthers’ free breakfasts, 50 years on

The partys program to feed kids, launched in 1969, became a national phenomenon. This weekend, former members joined a celebration in the partys birthplace Last Saturday morning at Lil Bobby Hutton Park in West Oakland, local residents lined up for the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther partys pioneering free breakfast program. Among the attendees were Emory Douglas, who was the partys minister of culture; Fredrika Newton, widow of the partys co-founder Huey Newton; and the Black Panther illustrator Gayle Dickson. Organized by the Oakland-based Peoples Kitchen Collective (PKC), the gathering was scored by soul music and warm conversations from communal tables. Now in its eighth year, the breakfast was one of the PKCs biggest, serving 650 plates of grits, …

Pp double rescues Arsenal after Vitria Guimares threaten upset

Two goals from Pp gave Arsenal a 3-2 Europa League victory after they had trailed 2-1 at home to Vitria Guimares For a long time it seemed Thursday nights, which have become Arsenals haven from the tide of neurosis that engulfs their domestic affairs, would be struck off the list of safe spaces. This was a confused, deeply uninspired performance that will largely be forgotten because Nicolas Pp, the clubs 72m record signing who had been under mounting pressure to deliver, came off the bench to score two marvellous free-kicks in the last 10 minutes and create a silver lining where the clouds had been jet black. Pp had been criticised for missing a clear chance in The Fiver: sign …

Kanye West’s Birthday Gifts For Kim K Included A $1 Million Check

Kim Kardashian’s 39th birthday fête was no exception.  “I spent the weekend w my amazing friends in Palm Springs and then had a family dinner at my house tonight thrown by my mom and Kanye,” Kardashian Though the celebration was relatively low-key by Calabasas standards, Kanye West’s gift for his wife was anything but that.  Pretty Big Deal.”  West told Kardashian to turn the deal down, but made up for the lost chunk of change on his own.  She added, “My mom was like, ‘Are you going to cash this?’ And I was like, ‘You better believe I am going to cash this!’ I have no shame. I did feel bad, but two days later, I was like, cashed!”  Download …

Protesters sing Baby Shark to soothe frightened toddler

In a wholesome video circulating online this week, a group of Lebanese protesters burst out withpopular childrens tuneBaby SharkEliane Jabbour was driving through Lebanonscapital, have halted the city since Thursday. Thousands of demonstrators have taken over the streets to demand reforms over financial crises that they say plagued the country under its current ruler. The protests were sparked by a proposed tax on WhatsApp calls but have since grown to highlight other concerns in the country. told CNNThats when a crowd of protesters erupted in song, clapping and singing Baby Shark to the child through the cars windows. Jabbour told CNN that her son knows the song, and he hears it many times at home and laughs. People on social …

Proud Mom Serena Williams Shares Darling Photos Of Daughter Olympia As A Flower Girl

Serena Williams on Saturday shared adorable photos of her daughter, Olympia, as a flower girl — a duty the tennis star said the 2-year-old took “very seriously.” Olympia is seen in photos sporting a pink one-shoulder princess gown with a bow — and a huge smile to match.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Oct 19, 2019 at 5:57am PDT Ohanian Williams and Ohanian welcomed Olympia, whose full name is Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., in September 2017. year while she was pregnant. Instagram page dedicated to Olympia, in which fans of the adorable 2-year-old can follow along with her whereabouts.  “Ready for 2019 like…” the caption read. RELATED COVERAGE Serena Williams Serves 'Greatest' Tribute …

How Grenfell fire inspired TV drama The Accident

The Accident centres around a small Welsh community torn apart when an explosion at a building site causes a factory block to collapse with a group of teenagers trapped inside. The long-held bonds between families and friends are thrown wide open as an inevitable blame game begins. While the storyline is fictional, the real life tragedy of the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 72 people, looms large in the background. Image copyright Channel 4 Image caption An act of rebellion – a group of teenagers break into the building site “It felt like TV could tell a story, which was not looking at Grenfell directly, but by looking at another story around that, maybe we could do a bit …

Chris Pratt Hilariously Shades Wife Katherine Schwarzenegger’s Cooking – ‘Proud Of You’ – Perez Hilton

Katherine Schwarzenegger may be a lot of things to Chris Pratt, but a chef is not one of them! The Marvel star hilariously shared via Instagram his wife’s attempt at cooking him a Bagel Bite in the microwave… which didn’t exactly go as planned. The 40-year-old penned (below) on Saturday: “Proud of my darling for trying to cook tonight. Did it go well? No. No it did not. Not at all. To quote Rocky Balboa, ‘It’s not how many times you get knocked down, it’s how many times you get up… and keep moving forward.’ As you can tell from the lump of coal in the center of the plate, this bagel bite never stood a chance. I honestly simply …

England secures place in Rugby World Cup semifinal with emphatic victory over Australia

(CNN)England dismissed any lingering doubts surrounding its Rugby World Cup credentials with a dominant 40-16 victory over Australia to reach the semifinals. “We’re so excited about the semifinal, we can go there and challenge whoever we play and see where we can go with this team, we haven’t been at our best yet and we need to see if we can find our best. I thought the players were outstanding.” England had beaten Australia in all of the sides’ last six meetings, not tasting defeat since that painful night in London four years ago. That day Australia won 33-13 as England became the first host nation to exit the Rugby World Cup at the pool stages. Those in white were …

This Popular Taco Bell Hotel Drink Is Finally Coming To Stores, So Get Hype

Taco Bell Taco Bell’s Baja Blast Birthday Freeze Is An Instagram-Worthy Celebration By Cianna Garrison Oct 17, 2019 Remember hearing about all of the Taco Bell fare that was released exclusively at the Taco Bell Hotel this past summer? The limited-time resort experience was one that many were envious of. Obviously, there was limited availability and the hotel pop-up in Palm Springs sold out in minutes. Well, even if you missed out on the resort and its amazing Taco Bell food creations, you may be able to make up for it very soon, since Taco Bell’s Baja Blast Birthday Freeze is coming to locations nationwide. Back in August 2019, a Taco Bell pop-up resort called The Bell: A Taco Bell …