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    Sign up to get Artscape in your inbox every Friday afternoon. Death-defying heights, acrobatic feats and thrilling spectacle are in the works for the latest offering by Circus Juventas, the performing arts school in St. Paul. “Confetti!” takes audiences on a journey through circus history, with high-flying trapeze, floating umbrellas, 90-foot wire walks, fire jump ropes and puppets telling the story. “This really is going to be the biggest and best production we’ve ever done,” says Dan Butler, who co-founded the circus with his wife, Elizabeth Butler in 1994. The two met as teens at a different youth circus in Sarasota, Florida. “I’d never ever, ever dreamed that we would become who we’ve become and what we do,” Butler says. “I come in in the morning and I turn the lights on in this 21,000-square-foot, custom 45-foot high ceiling, and it’s still hard to believe it is here.” For Dan and Elizabeth (Betty), the circus is a family affair. Their daughter, Rachel, is associate director. Danny, the youngest, is in his last year in the program and plans to continue...
    The Biden administration continues to assure that the southern border is 'secure' despite record-setting numbers of illegal crossings and proliferation of the crisis over the last few months. 'Look, the border is secure,' Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Matorkas insisted during remarks at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Tuesday. But he added that the administration is still 'working to make the border more secure.' 'That has been a historic challenge,' Mayorkas said, adding that there is a difference between the words 'safe' and 'secure.' But insistence that the border is secure comes amid a prevailing rise in crossings as well as complaints from New York City and Washington, D.C. that the crisis is finally hitting home after Arizona and Texas starting busing migrants to the city hubs to deal with them. The last quarter's figures show that 200,000 migrants passed through the southern border every month for the last three months.  DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas repeated Tuesday that the southern border is 'secure' but made sure to clarify that does not mean it is 'safe' Comments...
    Astronaut 'Buzz' Aldrin is auctioning off the NASA jacket he wore to the moon for up to $2 million, along with other artifacts from the historic Apollo 11 lunar mission. The 92-year-old, who was second man on the moon after Neil Armstrong, is putting his personal collection up for sale in an auction celebrating his life. The items are set to be sold by Sotheby's on July 26 in the 'Buzz Aldrin: American Icon' auction. The jacket goes up for sale alongside a broken circuit breaker that nearly ended the lives of those on the famed space flight and the felt tip pen that was used in its place, which will go under the hammer for the same price.  Astronaut 'Buzz' Aldrin is auctioning off the NASA jacket he wore to the moon for up to $2million, along with other artifacts from the historic Apollo 11 mission Pictured: Buzz's jacket is displayed on a mannequin ahead of the auction on July 26, which will see a number of other items in the astronauts collection go under the hammer  Pictured: Buzz...
    Vice President Kamala Harris surprised a group of children at the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Monday to mark Juneteenth, where one little girl was so overwhelmed she started to cry. Harris appeared to feel bad she caused such an emotional reaction from the young girl, who was at a table coloring along with other children. The vice president clasp her hands over her mouth and gasp as the child rubbed her eyes. The other kids took the surprise visit more calmly, pausing in their coloring to chat with Harris about the new federal holiday.  A little girl was overwhelmed when Vice President Kamala Harris made a surprise visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture to mark Juneteenth Vice President Harris surprised the kids when she walked in and wished them 'Happy Juneteenth young leaders' But the children were visibly surprised when Harris, dressed in pants and a tan blazer, walked into the room. They gasp in excitement when they saw the vice president, who wished them a Happy Juneteenth.  'Happy Juneteenth...
    Squid Game captured worldwide attention when it began streaming on Netflix last year. And now many fans will finally be able to see how they would fair in the competition based off the South Korean drama and one will be compensated very handsomely for their efforts. Netflix announced they will be launching reality competition series Squid Game: The Challenge which they have billed as 'the biggest reality competition ever' according to The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. Big money: Netflix announced they will be launching reality competition series Squid Game: The Challenge which they have billed as 'the biggest reality competition ever' according to The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday The streaming giant is putting the money where their mouth is as the massive field of 456 players will be competing for a chance to win $4.56million which they claim is the biggest cash prize in TV history. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Squid Game season two is confirmed to be on the way by... Natasha Lyonne dazzles in champagne suit and black velvet... ...
    (CNN)Brendan Lawlor is a man of his word.In October 2020, the Irishman told CNN Sport he hoped to "keep the ball rolling" for the next generation of golfers with disabilities.Now No. 1 in the World Ranking for Golfers with Disability, Lawlor has driven that ball across the fairway and over the summit -- and it doesn't look like it's landing anytime soon.Three years ago, he was acclimatizing to his new life as a professional athlete. Since then, the 25-year-old has become the first golfer with a disability to compete on the European Tour, won three disability events in a row through 2021, and rocketed to the top of the disability golf world rankings. JUST WATCHEDBrendan Lawlor: Irish trailblazer paves the way for disability golfersReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHBrendan Lawlor: Irish trailblazer paves the way for disability golfers 02:29In recent weeks, he has helped Prince Harry improve his swing and headlined a landmark new Tour for disability golf -- yet perhaps Lawlor's most cherished moment came at the final trials for his country's disability golf European Championships team.Read More"It's pretty crazy --...
    Longtime bachelor Al Pacino may have finally met his romantic match in new girlfriend Noor Alfallah, who at the age of 28 is 53 years the actor's junior.  News of the couple's age-gap romance hit headlines this past weekend after they were spotted enjoying a dinner date together in Los Angeles on Saturday night - and now, new details about their relationship have emerged, with sources claiming that they have been seeing each other since the pandemic.  Speaking to Page Six, an unnamed insider added that the age difference between The Godfather actor and the Kuwaiti-American film producer 'doesn't seem to be a problem,' despite the fact that Al is 'older than [Noor's] father.' The insider added: 'She mostly dates very rich older men.' This is not the first time that Noor has enjoyed a relationship with an older Hollywood heavyweight; she dated Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger in 2017, when the rocker was 74 and she was just 22.  Following the end of their romance, Noor revealed her thoughts on their age difference - admitting that plenty of 'people made...
    KARIM BENZEMA is a "shoo-in" to win the 2022 Ballon d'Or, according to Rio Ferdinand. The France striker, 34, has been in ludicrous form in recent months - most-recently scoring a hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Chelsea 3-1 in the first-leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash. 7Karim Benzema has been in sensational form in recent months and is the early favourite to win the 2022 Ballon d'OrCredit: Getty 7Reigning world champions France have boasted a number of star forwards over the yearsCredit: Reuters Les Bleus have been blessed with a hatful world-class players over the years - winning two World Cups and two European Championship titles. Strikers such as Thierry Henry, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Eric Cantona and Olivier Giroud have all led the line to devastating effect in the past few decades. Zinedine Zidane, Michel Platini and Raymond Kopa have provided the ammunition from midfield. But who makes the cut as the best five French strikers in football history? SunSport takes a look... READ MORE SPORT STORIESBALLON FOR BENZ Ferdinand says Benzema is a shoo-in for Ballon d'Or...
    The notorious Wagner Group, a private military company known as 'Putin's private army', has been linked to a string of rapes, robberies, murders, and war crimes across the globe. Widely considered by military experts to be at the beck and call of Vladimir Putin,  the mercenary group is among the latest list of individual and organisations sanctioned by Britain over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.  Wagner is said to have been tasked with assassinating Volodymyr Zelensky and other senior Ukrainian figures, including the Klitschko brothers. The Kremlin has long denied ties to the 600-strong mercenary group, but experts say it is deployed worldwide to carry out Moscow's dirty work.  Reports have long claimed the force is Putin's personal assassination squad - while being far enough removed to afford the Russian president plausible deniability.  In December, the EU accused Wagner of 'serious human rights abuses in Ukraine, Syria, Libya, the Central African Republic, Sudan and Mozambique'.  The force has already been heavily involved in supplying weapons, experienced special operations personnel, and military training to pro-Russian militias in eastern Ukraine.  The army-for-hire, allegedly...
    A Chinese diplomat has blamed the US for the war in Ukraine and accused them of 'fanning the flames' by supplying weapons and ammunition to the country.  Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hua Chunying, said: 'The claim that China is on the wrong side of history is overbearing. It is the US that is on the wrong side of history.' Her comments come ahead of US President Joe Biden's call with Chinese President Xi Jinping today after the administration warned Beijing of severe consequences if they came to Russia's aid in Ukraine. Ms Chunying added: 'If the US had honored its assurances, refrained from repeatedly expanding NATO and pledged that NATO would not admit Ukraine, and had not fanned the flames by supplying weapons and ammunition to Ukraine, the situation would have been very different. Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hua Chunying, said: 'The claim that China is on the wrong side of history is overbearing. It is the US that is on the wrong side of history Her comments come ahead of US President Joe Biden's call with Chinese President...
    The Green Bay Packers have made Aaron Rodgers the highest-paid player in league history, signing the reigning NFL Most Valuable Player to a four-year, $200 million deal with $153 million guaranteed, according to multiple reports. The agreement ends speculation about the future of Rodgers, who had been rumored to be interested in joining the Denver Broncos. Rodgers's new contract gives him an annual salary of $50 million, making him the highest-paid player in NFL history on an annual basis, topping Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes ($45 million per season) and Bills signal caller Josh Allen ($43 million per season). However, Mahomes's 10-year, $450 million contract in Kansas City remains the largest total deal in league history. The 38-year-old Rodgers had another year and $26 million remaining on his previous contract, but had been rumored to be angling for a new deal.  Pat McAfee's SiriusXM show was the first to report the news. The new deal comes after an eventful 2021 for Rodgers that included a contract holdout, a stint as guest host of Jeopardy, a national controversy over his refusal to...
    After the great fall there was a little stumble and after the stumble came the tears of a child and the fury of her rivals. Perhaps that’s how it’s all going to be from now on for Kamila Valieva, a Russian prodigy who dropped from a cloud a week ago and has been lost in fog ever since. She will keep on winning for as long as the courts allow her, and who knows when or if that doping sanction will arrive. But for now it looks distinctly likely that she will soon add the individual figure skating title to the team crown, if only for a while. Kamila Valieva fought back tears after topping the leaderboard of the women's short program RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next MARTIN SAMUEL: Russia have soiled ANOTHER Games with doping,... Fury at the Winter Olympics as 15-year-old Russian... Drug cheat Russian figure skater, 15, breaks down in tears... How 'Miss Perfect' wowed the world... then dragged the... Share this article Share Just look at...
    As the military forces of a modern Russian dictator menacingly encircle Ukraine, they stir chilling memories from the past of his predecessors such as Joseph Stalin in this scruffy little town of 12,000 people that sits near a new border with Crimea.  For it is filled with exiled families who know from bitter experience the brutal reality of Kremlin rule after suffering repeated waves of ethnic cleansing over the past century – first under the Soviet Communists, then recently under Vladimir Putin. Typical is a taxi driver called Ildar. His grandmother was deported to the Urals almost a century ago, then his father put in a cattle wagon by Stalin's goons and sent to central Asia on a 20-day rail journey that only one in five people survived. It was only with the collapse of the Soviet Union that, along with about 250,000 other Tatars, Ildar returned to Crimea. But then they watched in horror as Putin followed in Stalin's footsteps with his illegal seizure of Crimea eight years ago. Ildar joined protests against Moscow's annexation but was forced to...
    Tom Brady's pro football career may have ended on Tuesday, but his days monopolizing the NFL's record books aren't anywhere near finished. The 44-year-old retiree hold marks for Super Bowl wins (seven) and appearances (10), not to mention at least 10 other major distinctions. And Brady may be leaving near the top of his game.  Even this past year, his 22nd in the league and second with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the GOAT led all quarterbacks in passing yards (5,316), touchdown passes (43) and completions (485).  Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after beating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium BRADY'S RECORDS  Most Super Bowl wins in NFL history: 7 (2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020) Most Super Bowl appearances in NFL history: 10 Most Super Bowl MVP wins in NFL history: 5 Most touchdown passes in NFL history: 624 Most passing yards in NFL history: 84,520 Most career regular-season wins in NFL history: 243 Most playoff wins in NFL history: 35 Most Pro Bowl...
    Newly released surveillance video shows a prolific shoplifter arrested in downtown Seattle after he stole a 70-inch television from a Target store last month, which staff claim was his 22nd instance of theft in just three months.  Career criminal John Ray Lomack, 55, who is believed to be homeless and has a rap sheet dating back to the '80s, was caught on camera eyeing the TV in the store, loading it into a shopping cart and walking out of the store without attempting to pay. He then drags the TV down the street, where he is met by police who advise him to 'unhand the property.' Lomack declines, alleging he purchased the item - valued at nearly $750 and on sale for $600 - but was unable to provide a receipt. Police attempt to arrest him, but he resists and a 'physical struggle' ensues. He was eventually taken into custody and later charged with burglary, 770 KTTH Radio reported. Judge Kuljinder Dhillon, who is notoriously lenient on homeless offenders, released Lomack without bond despite the fact that a King County prosecutor...
    Joe Biden's message and the promise he made to the American people from the beginning of his campaign for the presidency was that he was going to 'heal and restore America's soul.' Over and over again on the campaign trail, he spoke and pleaded with the American people in an effort to convey that he alone was the antidote to the divisive chaos of the Trump years.  He promised to be a president for all Americans and to usher us out of what was one of the most divided times in American history. We all know he hasn't done that. By any metric, America is becoming a worse place to live, work, and raise our children. The Fourth of July promise of freedom from Covid was little more than an ill-advised photo op. A new Gallup poll just released Monday shows that in 2021, Republicans went from a 9-percentage point deficit in party identification to a 5-point lead. It is the biggest advantage for Republicans since the 1994 'Republican Revolution.' Biden promised to be a president for all Americans and...
    A Kiwi newsreader has made history by becoming the first person to anchor a TV news bulletin with a traditional face tattoo.  ​Oriini Kaipara, 37, who has a moko kauae, a traditional lower chin tattoo worn by Māori women, read Newshub Live's 6pm news bulletin in New Zealand on Monday.  The mother-of-four from Auckland discovered she was 100 per cent Māori after taking a DNA test in 2017. ​Oriini Kaipara, 37, who has a moko kauae, a traditional lower chin tattoo worn by Māori women, read Newshub Live's 6pm news bulletin on Monday The mother-of-four from Auckland said the moment fulfilled a lifelong dream and hoped she was the first in a long line of Maori women reading the news with traditional tattoos The newsreader then decided to adopt the Māori tattoo in 2019 in a process known as Tā moko, which represents family heritage and social status.  For Māori women the moko was a rite of passage, marking the passage between girl and adulthood and symbolises transformation. Kaipara said presenting the primetime bulletin fulfilled a lifelong dream and said she hoped...
    How did folks react to Johnson's declaration? While the Democratic lawmaker added a tweet saying, "Reading is fundamental. It's not a legal take, it's a person's opinion. And as a few were smart enough to understand — both are protected speech," detractors still gave Johnson a harsh history lesson, particularly with regard to the fact that many prominent leftists practically made a sport of publicly declaring "F*** Donald Trump" when the Republican commander in chief was in the White House: "Really? So i assume you also condemned the vile remarks made to our 45th president for four years?" one commenter wondered. "Could you link me to those tweets? Otherwise #LetsGoBrandon." "Your party loves burning the flag, now you you're against it? Hahahahaha. Yeah, right," another user mocked. "Also, I'll delete this if you can direct me to your phony outrage (and that's exactly what this is) toward the previous occupant of the White House when far worse things were said... and done [to Trump]." And: Remember that time when Robert de Niro...
    (CNN)Steph Curry recorded 50 points and 10 assists for the first time in his career, overtaking Wilt Chamberlain as the oldest player in NBA history to do so, as the Golden State Warriors continued their blistering start to the season with a 127-113 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday.The 33-year-old stuffed the rest of his stat sheet with seven rebounds, three steals and a block to help pull Golden State out of a 15-point deficit in the second quarter and guide his team to a league best 9-1 record.Curry had been unusually quiet by his own future Hall of Fame standards recently, recording 20 points or fewer in his previous four outings. However, his 50-point explosion -- the 10th 50-point game of his career -- brought on renewed chants of "MVP! MVP!" from fans inside Golden State's Chase Center."That was just a stunning performance by Steph," head coach Steve Kerr told reporters. "He was amazing. "I want to say I've never seen anything like it but I've been watching it for seven years, so I have seen something like...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Liar’s Club at 1665 W. Fullerton Ave. has been in business since 1995. You may have seen a band there, or maybe you’ve just come to have a beer and admire the KISS figurines and fez-hat lamps, among other eclectic décor items. Or maybe you’re going Wednesday night for the annual KISS karaoke contest, described by the Liar’s Club itself as a “blood-spittin’, fire-breathin’ good time.” They invite you to sing your favorite KISS song and dress up like your favorite member of the band – and makeup artists will be available to complete that process. READ MORE: Police Raid Three Locations Of Parlor Pizza RestaurantBut the building that houses the Liar’s Club has seen some gore that isn’t about camp and frivolity too. And Tony Szabelski of Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tours points out that some of the past occurrences there have ensured that the imposing building that houses the bar has been a frequent stop on ghost tours over the years. The bar where you can now play pinball on a KISS-themed machine was the...
    Lifetimes 2021 Lineup of Original Holiday Movies Is Sure to Keep Us Cozy This Winter NFL Week 4s best photos © Provided by INSIDER Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke performed their jazz routine separately. ABC/Hulu Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke became the first "DWTS" couple to perform remotely and separately. The two, who are both vaccinated, each tested positive for COVID-19. Despite the effort, Rigsby and Burke scored 18 out of 40, the lowest score of the night. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby and "Dancing With the Stars" pro Cheryl Burke performed a jazz number to the Britney Spears hit "Gimme More" away from the ballroom floor following their COVID-19 diagnoses. The long-running dance competition show celebrated "Britney Night" on Monday, with contestants showcasing their ballroom dance moves to hit Spears songs like "Oops! … I Did It Again," "Womanizer," and "Hold It Against Me." Ahead of the second episode on September 27, Burke announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19 in an emotional Instagram video. Four days later,...
    Trailing the Oakland A’s 7-4 Tuesday night, the Kansas City Royals brought in left-hander Jake Brentz to pitch the sixth inning. Brentz, who was celebrating his 27th birthday, got off to a strong start, opening the inning by getting A’s batter Starling Marte to swing and miss at the first pitch. But his second pitch – well that one was juuuuuust a bit outside. Technically it was inside on the righty hitter, but regardless, it wasn’t what the Royals catcher called for. The Royals pitcher seemingly defied the laws of physics on the errant heave, holding onto the ball too long and nearly spiking it into his own foot. There are times pitchers will intentionally throw a ball inside to set up their next pitch, but this one landed about 55-feet away from the plate. Brentz, likely mortified by the gaffe, quickly began limping around the mound as if he did in fact hit himself with the pitch, while the Royals manager and trainer walked over to check on their pitcher. But upon further review, the pitch,...
    Many common names for species of plants, animals and insects, including the gypsy moth and Scott's oriole, have been dubbed 'racist' by scientists who want a change. In July the Entomological Society of America (ESA) removed the term 'gypsy' from the names of a moth and ant due to the fact it is seen as a slur for Romani people.  The association have since launched a public call for alternative common names for the moth Lymantria dispar and ant Aphenogaster araneoides.  Many species were named by early naturalists and explores for the things around them, people making a mark at the time and using terms acceptable to them.  'We can choose language that reflects our shared values,' Jessica Ware, president-elect of ESA told ScienceNews, speaking of the Better Common Names Project. It already prohibits new names that 'perpetuate negative stereotypes' and is asking for public input on which existing names should be changed in the future. The association have since launched a public call for alternative common names for the moth Lymantria dispar (pictured) and ant Aphenogaster araneoides NEW RULES FOR...
    Former member of Chino y Nacho makes history with his virtual concert Nacho Sinfónico and sets a precedent in the urban genre. Photo: Jason Koerner. / . The Venezuelan Nacho, former member of Chino y Nacho, presents the first virtual concert in symphonic format but keeping his songs that he has created in urban genre. The singer Nacho birthday, but he gives the gift with his concert “Nacho Symphonic”Via online for your fans stationed anywhere in the world. For being the birthday of Nacho, brought together 40 musicians from different symphony orchestras of Venezuela With his band. In an interview he gave us a few days before, half by the duo Chino and Nacho He told us details of everything that was the production of what he considers the best concert ever presented on the digital platform. Nacho account that the idea of ​​celebrating his birthday with a virtual concert It emerged on the Telegram channel, where he communicates with his fans periodically, but he knew that it had to be something unpublished. So to...
    Former President Trump on Tuesday claimed he threatened to launch strikes against the chief Taliban negotiator's home village if insurgents failed to observe the terms of a peace deal, as he blasted President Biden's handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. 'It's not the concept of leaving,' he told Fox News anchor Sean Hannity.  'It's the way they withdrew. It was not even possible to believe.' The former president has kept up a running commentary on the unfolding crisis in Afghanistan, condemning Biden's handling of the withdrawal and insisting he would have managed a safe, swift operation when the time was right. Biden and his officials have in turn said their hands were tied by a deal struck with the Taliban by Trump. But the former president said he made clear in negotiations there would be consequences if Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban's political chief, failed to stick to the terms of their deal.  'We had a very strong conversation,' he said. 'I told them upfront, I said: 'Look, before we start, let me just tell you right now...
    08/12/2021 at 09:57 CEST The main objective of PSG this season is to conquer the first Champions League in the club’s history. For this, the owner and president, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, has assembled a group full of stars: This market window has signed Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi, Georginio Wijnaldum and Leo Messi to make the final leap in Europe. The Parisians, who debuted in Ligue 1 with a comeback over Troyes and lost to LOSC Lille in the French Super CupThey have the best trident on the continental scene and one of the best in history. Leo Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé are an absolute favoritism to be champion of everything this season 2021/22. 3 – The possible trident ???????????????????????? of @PSG_espanol in the next @LigadeCampeones: ???????? – 155 participation in Messi’s goals (120G, 35A) in 149 appearances ???????? – 67 for Neymar Jr. (41G, 26A) at 69 ???????? – 43 for Mbappé (27G, 16A) at 45 Danger. #UCL pic.twitter.com/7ivMZiBSqn – OptaJose (@OptaJose) August 10, 2021 The three attackers, in fact, have...
    Melania Trump on Sunday struck back at historian Michael Beschloss, who accused of her destroying American history with her redesign of the White House Rose Garden, calling him ignorant and dishonorable. She said he cannot be trusted as a professional historian.  Beschloss, a presidential historian and author of nine books, criticized Trump's renovation of the garden as it approached the one-year anniversary of its redesign.   'Evisceration of White House Rose Garden was completed a year ago this month, and here was the grim result—decades of American history made to disappear,' he wrote.  Beschloss's tweet was trending on Saturday after he posted it, as users joined in his criticism.  His tweet garnered almost 5,000 retweets and over 1,000 comments.  But Melania slammed him back, pointing out the photo in his tweet showed the garden in its early stages. She posted a recent picture of the Rose Garden, where the pink and white flowers are in full bloom and thriving. '[email protected] has proven his ignorance by showing a picture of the Rose Garden in its infancy. The Rose Garden is graced with a healthy...
    Ciryl Gane took Texas and the interim belt of the Heavyweight division of the UFC. In the stellar engagement of the UFC 265, the Parisian prospect, at the tip of uppercuts and ground and pound, finished with Derrick Lewis in the third round to secure a unification fight with Francis Ngannou. Warning With this result, Gane not only becomes the first Frenchman to hold a UFC belt, but also extends his undefeated to 10-0 by adding Lewis’s name to a list that also includes those of Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Alexander Volkov and the ex-champion, Junior dos Santos. For Lewis, this is his first loss since losing to dos Santos in March 2019. The Texan also fails for the second time to be a champion in the UFC. When he challenged for the undisputed belt he was subdued by Daniel cormier in the UFC 230. You can find me on Twitter as @JulioFernandoN.
    Allyson Felix wrapped herself in the stars and stripes as she passed Carl Lewis to become the country's most decorated track and field athlete in U.S. Olympic history after winning gold with her teammates in the 4x400m relay. The 35-year-old mother-of-one's medal count now stands at 11 after a dominant race  While it's a traditional act among Olympians, some Black American athletes have not embraced it during these games as a show of protest in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.   Allyson Felix has become the USA's most decorated track and field athlete in Olympics history (Left to right) Felix, Athing Mu, Dalilah Muhammad and Sydney McLaughlin celebrate their gold medal win Felix takes the baton from McLaughlin as USA dominate the 4x400m relay final During the games, women's hammer throw finalist Gwen Barry raised her fist before and wore a shirt that read, 'Activist Athlete.' She also refused to face the American flag as the national anthem played during the U.S. Olympic trails.  American fencer Race Imboden, who won bronze, and shot putter Raven...
    Allyson Felix has become the United States' most decorated track and field athlete in Olympics history after winning gold with her American team-mates in the 4x400m relay – her 11th medal in total. The gold medal means Felix passes Carl Lewis as the USA's most decorated athlete after a dominant race inside the Olympic Stadium. Poland continued their impressive relay run in Tokyo, having won the inaugural 4x400 mixed race, with an excellent silver while Jamaica, who had won silver three times in a row, had to settle for bronze.  The USA could probably have fielded three teams and swept the podium such is their strength over the distance but their 'first team' was dripping with quality.  Allyson Felix has become the USA's most decorated track and field athlete in Olympics history (Left to right) Felix, Athing Mu, Dalilah Muhammad and Sydney McLaughlin celebrate their gold medal win Felix takes the baton from McLaughlin as USA dominate the 4x400m relay final Alongside Felix they went for Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad, first and second in the 400m...
    The debut of skateboarding in the park mode did not leave anyone indifferent. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games had a spectacular start in the Ariake Urban Sports Park, located very close to the Olympic Village. It was a competition that proved, once again, that it is a sport in which young people can take power without any problem. So much so that adding the three athletes who stood on the podium comes to a total age of 44 years. The gold and silver was local, with Yosozumi (19 years old) in first place and Hiraki (12 years old) escorting you. The bronze corresponded to Sky brown (13 years old), belonging to Great britain and a whole star of the Olympic games long before the start of the tests in the park of Ariake. Brown was the reference to follow. In previous pools he was a favorite due to his status of fame and a level perceived by all. His competition was complicated in the final with two falls attempting “kickflips” and finished with bronze. With 13 years of age. The...
    The dominican Rafael Devers of the Boston Red Sox shot his home run 100th of the season in the MLB-Major League Baseball. Through the game of Boston Red Sox vs the New York Yankees, Rafael Devers He hit two home runs to complete 100 home runs in his major league career. On the way, Rafael Devers he became the first player in team history to have 25 home runs and 25 doubles in a season prior to August. Boston players with 25+ HR and 25+ 2B in games: Rafael Devers (2021) Mookie Betts (2018) David Ortiz (2004, 2016) Manny Ramírez (2004) Fred Lynn (1979) Ted Williams (1949) Rafael Devers has 2⃣6⃣HR and 2⃣6⃣ 2B in 9⃣4⃣ games for the Boston team. Boston players with 25+ HR and 25+ 2B in 9⃣4⃣ games: ????Rafael Devers (2021)????Mookie Betts (2018)????David Ortiz (2004, 2016)????Manny Ramírez (2004)????Fred Lynn (1979)????Ted Williams (1949) pic.twitter.com/n96CfVf5sO – Erick José Lantigua (@EJLantigua) July 24, 2021 OOOOOOOOOOOTHER FOR RAFAEL DEVERS! ???????????????????? pic.twitter.com/15P2CCI4Zr – LasMayores (@LasMayores) July 24, 2021 Carita said ???? PLAKATA! ????Tremendous home run by Rafael Devers. # Red...
    When I have landed in Tokyo, which for me is an immense source of pride, and when there is only one day left until the national stadium of the Japanese capital will host the opening ceremony of the most atypical Olympic Games in history, I would like to watch back to see the path traveled. The COVID-19 pandemic broke into our lives in 2020 taking too many lives, too many goals, and the odd dream in its wake. Uncertainty seized our athletes, who saw the goal of Japan move away from their calendar. They were days of doubts, restlessness and worry for them. Days of hard work and days in which it was necessary to seek solutions to issues that we had never imagined before. A path in which our athletes found a Government focused on sports. The months went by, the elaboration of sanitary protocols together with the rest of the sports fabric allowed little by little the return of the competitions. The Higher Sports Council (CSD) launched the Concentrates in Tokyo program in order to ensure...
    Giannis Antetokounmpo was emotional after winning the NBA championship. via ABC/NBA Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 50 points in Game 6 to lead the Bucks to the NBA championship. After the buzzer, Antetokounmpo sat on the bench and teared up. Antetokounmpo had one of the best Finals performances in league history. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Giannis Antetokounmpo took a moment to let the emotions flood over him after the Milwaukee Bucks won the NBA championship on Tuesday. After exchanging some hugs, Antetokounmpo found a seat on the bench, clearly emotional, and sat by himself for a moment, pulling a shirt over his head. Here's the video:—NBA (@NBA) July 21, 2021Antetokounmpo took home the Finals MVP with one of the greatest performances in NBA history. In Game 6, he scored 50 points on 16-of-25 shooting to go with 14 rebounds, 2 assists, and 5 blocks. The 50 points were the most ever in a championship-clinching game. Giannis also became the first player since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000 to have three or more 40-point, 10-rebound games in the Finals....
    While it may appear that Facebook mogul Mark Zuckerberg and former President Donald Trump are often on completely different sides of the fence given the former president's loathing of Big Tech, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd has highlighted a similarity between the two: their "hoary tradition" of "outfoxing history." As a flurry of new tell-all books are being released, Dowd has managed to connect interesting dots between two of the forthcoming books. In her op-ed piece published by The Times, Dowd outlined the similar professional doctrines that have existed at both the White House and Facebook. Using the book, "An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination," she noted how New York Times writers Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang detailed the unspoken understanding among those at Facebook. "Don't bring the boss bad news or push back. Exercise willful blindness about the disaster around the corner, and then, once it arrives, manage it badly," Dowd wrote, adding, "Put the syndicate over democracy. Blame others for your mistakes, especially the unfair media. Present yourself as doing good for the world...
    Getty Daniel Gafford, the 38th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, as a member of the Chicago Bulls in 2021. When the Chicago Bulls pulled the trigger on the trade-deadline blockbuster for All-Star big man Nikola Vucevic, they all but committed to not having a first-round pick in the 2021 NBA draft. After finishing with a 31-41 record, there was some hope (and a 20.2% chance!) that they’d hold on to this year’s first-round pick, as it was top-four protected. But last week’s Draft Lottery confirmed the Bulls’ fears, as they watched their pick fail to climb into the top-four, landing at eighth overall and thus, going into the hands of the Orlando Magic. That doesn’t mean the Bulls will be watching idly from home on draft night, however, as they still have a second-round pick, the 38th overall selection. Several contributing players have been taken as low as 38, and often times lower, across the history of the draft. And the Chicago Bulls are no stranger to this spot, one they’ve held three times since...
    They were the words of a ghost, a message from the grave; written by a troubled, even frightened Princess, mother to a future king, who had been told by an unscrupulous BBC journalist eager to get a scoop that she was the target of an Establishment plot. Now, eight years after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, a copy of an incendiary note she penned to her butler is being recited by a tall, grey-haired peer of the realm to an audience of three other middle-aged men in a private drawing room on the first floor of St James's Palace. Nobody else knows that the gathering is taking place. 'I am sitting here at my desk today in October, longing for someone to hug me and encourage me to keep strong and hold my head high,' the peer begins to intone.  'This particular phase in my life is the most dangerous — my husband is planning an accident in my car. Brake failure and serious head injury in order to make the path clear for him to marry Tiggy....
    Westminster Dog Show 2021: Time, schedule and what you need to know Canada rejects 300,000 doses of J&J vaccine made in US Knee Surgeons Are Losing It Over These Knee Sleeves (Here's Why) Ad Microsoft Internet Providers Don't Want You Buying One, But They're Not Illegal Ad Microsoft Refinance rates at 2.00% APR. Calculate your rate now. Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/17 SLIDES © Getty / Anna Moneymaker Kamala Harris Attends a Pride Parade With Doug Emhoff, and Makes History in the Process Vice President Kamala Harris is making history once again! On Saturday, Kamala attended a Pride celebration in Washington DC with husband Doug Emhoff, making her the first sitting vice president to march at a Pride event. As America's second couple joined marchers during the Capital Pride Parade, Kamala sported a "Love Is Love" T-shirt complete...
    The son of Pakistani immigrants has become the first Muslim federal judge in U.S. history after the Senate voted to confirm him to the post by a vote of 81-16.  Zahid Quraishi's rise to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey was hailed as historic by legal scholars and Muslim groups. But his work for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and as a 'detention adviser' while serving in the armed forces during the Iraq war has alarmed some civil rights lawyers. The American Muslim Bar Association said the appointment was a significant first step to ensuring proper representation of Muslims on the federal bench. But it told Law360 that the group was concerned the administration had not done more to consult legal activists in the Muslim community and that it 'remains concerned with the lack of transparency surrounding the judge's involvement with the U.S. Army as a legal adviser for detention operations in Iraq and with [ICE].' Zahid Quraishi was confirmed with a bipartisan vote on Thursday as the country's first Muslim federal judge. He was...
    Irina Shayk Once Described Kanye West as Rare: Relationship Timeline 20 Great Cities With Shockingly Cheap Real Estate When Charles Barkley proclaimed in an interview with the New York Daily News that he was rooting against the Nets in their pursuit of the 2021 NBA championship, there might have been plenty of reasonable justifications for that preference. James Harden’s push to get out of Houston was, to say the least, inelegant. Kyrie Irving has lost more than a few admirers in his puzzling journey from the clever Uncle Drew character to the edge of the flat Earth. Barkley, though, he is bothered by the Nets’ assembly of those two and Kevin Durant into the latest NBA Super Team. “I’m rooting against all super teams,” Barkley said. “I’m old school.” MORE: How the Nets were built | Harden injury update Is he old-school enough to have cheered against the original Super Team? Because this did not begin with LeBron James taking his talents to South Beach to help Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh carry the Miami Heat to four...
    Oxford students have voted to take down a portrait of the Queen from their common room because she 'represents recent colonial history' and would make some people feel unwelcome. Members of the Middle Common Room at Magdalen College - which is made up of graduates - passed the measure by a substantial majority, with one student commenting that 'patriotism and colonialism are not really separable'. The committee will now explore replacing the portrait with 'art by or of other influential and inspirational people' and subject any future depictions of the Royal Family to a vote. Members of the Middle Common Room at Magdalen College - which is made up of graduates - overwhelmingly backed the removal of a portrait of the Queen (pictured is a file photo showing a likeness of the portrait)  Joining the backlash, Twitter user Samantha Smith said: 'The Queen was a pioneer of anti-racism in an era of widespread segregation and apartheid. Imagine trying to cancel the reigning monarch' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Britain's stately home owners living...
    The Money Plot by Frederick KaufmanSource: Other Press What is money? Why do we need it? These are some of the big questions writer Frederick Kaufman explores in his book "The Money Plot: A History of Currency's Power to Enchant, Control, and Manipulate," which was published in the thick of the pandemic. Kaufman, a journalism and English professor, is interested in what we project onto money, from our desires of abundance and freedom to — most of all — safety and security. The book comes at a time when our most basic understandings of money are being challenged. (When I hear the word, I still picture cash, not bitcoin. What does one even picture when they picture bitcoin?) One way to get an idea of what's coming next is to look back. And in reading Kaufman's book, which traces the history of money, you see how bitcoin is not all that different from the beads used as currency 40,000 years ago. More from Personal Finance:60,000 stimulus checks sent to dead people have been returnedInflation-proof your spending by avoiding these purchases54%...
    LOGAN PAUL trolled Floyd Mayweather with a 'Little Man' poster and vowed to cause 'the greatest upset in sports history'. The YouTuber faces Mayweather on June 6 in Miami, in an exhibition bout. 3Logan Paul trolled Floyd Mayweather with a 'Little Man' poster 3Floyd Mayweather faces Logan Paul on June 6 in MiamiCredit: Getty Paul, 26, has it all to do in what would be considered mission impossible against the boxing legend, 44, famously never beaten having retired 50-0. But he is clearly taking hope from his FOUR STONE weight and six inch height advantage. He posted a mocked up image of the 2006 comedy film 'Little Man' which stars Marlon and Shawn Wayans. Paul clearly believes he is the daddy in this fight, as he inserted Mayweather's face on Marlon's character Calvin, a dwarf thief who pretends to be a baby. Acknowledging the magnitude of the task in front of him, the social media star has boldly predicted he will shock the world in unprecedented fashion. Paul posted on Instagram: "The greatest...
    HISTORY MURDER: THE BIOGRAPHY    by Kate Morgan (Mudlark £16.99, 352pp) A judge and jury at Exeter crown court were presented in 1884 with a chilling and somewhat unusual problem: is it acceptable to kill and then eat a ship’s cabin boy? In the dock, accused of murder, were sailors Thomas Dudley and Edwin Stephens. They had been taking the yacht Mignonette, along with Edmund Brooks and 17-year-old cabin boy Richard Parker, to Australia when it sank off the coast of west Africa. The crew drifted helplessly in a dinghy for more than three weeks. After ten days with no food and little fresh water, Dudley and Stephens held down the sickly cabin boy, butchered him with a penknife and ate his remains. Four days later, they were rescued. Kate Morgan has penned an account of how laws surrounding murder have subtly changed throughout the year. Pictured: The lifeboat in which Richard Parker met his end at the hands of his hungry crew mates The question the court had to consider was this: did the desperate circumstances justify the murder? The...
    It was once as celebrated as Paul Revere's ride. In 1842, missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman made the treacherous trek from the Pacific Northwest to Washington D.C. to plead with President John Tyler to keep the territory out of grasping Great Britain's hands. Tyler was convinced and decided not to exchange the land for a cod fishery. Five years later, the doctor, his wife, Narcissa, and 11 men were murdered by members of a Native American tribe, the Cayuse, at the behest of the British Hudson's Bay Company and Catholic missionaries. The killings became known as the Whitman massacre. Henry Spalding, a fellow Protestant missionary, later on spent years spreading the heroic story, which was printed by the US Senate in 1871 and then in books and newspapers like The New York Times. Whitman became a martyr who helped forge the continental United States by 'saving' Oregon, Idaho and Washington state. In the 1890s, he was lauded by many as a founding father and likened to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. But there were problems with this once well-known history: it...
    The 93rd Academy Awards has ended in upset, with Antony Hopkins beating the late Chadwick Boseman to take home the Best Actor award.  Hopkins, 83, won the coveted gong for his role in The Father, becoming the oldest person ever to win an acting Oscar.  It is the second Academy Award for the British icon, who first won 30 years ago for his role as Hannibal Lector in The Silence of The Lambs.  Hopkins has since been nominated a five further times, but he was not expected to take home this year's award, with many believing Boseman would be honored with the gong posthumously.  Boseman passed away last from colon cancer last August at the age of 43, but he received a Best Actor nomination for his role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.  The Best Actor category was the last award of the night, and Hopkin's win caused upset on social media. One user blasted that it was 'the worst TV ending since Game of Thrones'.   Hopkins skipped the awards ceremony - which was held in Los Angeles' Union Station...
    LOS ANGELES -- "Judas and the Black Messiah," directed by Shaka King, dramatizes the life and death of Fred Hampton, the former chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party who was 21 years old when he was killed by Chicago police during a raid on his West Side apartment in 1969.The film follows Hampton (played by Daniel Kaluuya) and William O'Neal (played by LaKeith Stanfield), the man who infiltrated the political organization at the behest of the U.S. government.Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Actor in a Supporting Role (Daniel Kaluuya), Actor in a Supporting Role (LaKeith Stanfield), Original Screenplay and CinematographyDaniel Kaluuya wins best supporting actor awardWith five Oscar nominations, "Judas and the Black Messiah" has already scooped up a number of awards this season, including best supporting actor trophies at the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Critics' Choice Awards and British Academy Film Awards for star Daniel Kaluuya.On Sunday, he also won the Oscar for best supporting actor.EMBED More News Videos Daniel Kaluuya wins Best Supporting Actor for role in 'Judas and the Black Messiah.' This is...