Fans Ask The RHOA Team To Give Phaedra Parks A ‘Redemption Season’ – They Want ‘Tardy For The Party’ Cancelled

Phaedra Parks just posted a photo featuring herself looking amazing on her social media account. Her fans praised her look, and they had some other things in mind as well. Check out her post below and read some of their comments.

‘It’s a #new #day make it a #great one! #wilheminamodels 📸: @robertector 💇🏽‍♀️: @dwhitewash,’ Phaedra captioned her photo which fans absolutely adored.

‘I like this pic Phae Phae @phaedraparks, and @bravorhoa should give you a redemption season. At least you won’t be full of shit like Sheree and Kim literal FAKE ASS,’ one follower posted.

It’s a #new #day make it a #great one! #wilheminamodels 📸: @robertector 💇🏽‍♀️: @dwhitewash

A post shared by PHAEDRA (@phaedraparks) on

‘@therealhousewivesofatlanta give her a redemption season. And please cancel tardy for the party nobody gives a s*it,’ another fan agreed.

‘You are Naturally…Beautiful Doe!! Doe – You Know!!’ someone else wrote, while another follower said  that ‘It’s amazing to see a model that looks more like me and not some superficial image @phaedraparks.’

‘We need you back on RHOA!’ one other person asked.

‘Yes, ma’am hunni. I love the entire look. You’re rocking it😍. Have an amazing day🤗🤗’ someone else gushed over Phaedra as well and another follower said ‘BEAUTY AND BRAINS!!!!! HAVE A BLESSED DAY @phaedraparks.’

What do you guys think about seeing Phaedra on RHOA?

Celebrity Insider

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

As boys on the Thai soccer team are rescued, focus shifts to their health

As the first members of the boys’ soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand were rescued Sunday, the focus begins to shift to the boys’ long-term health and getting them proper medical aid.


CNN.com – RSS Channel – Health

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

Mets nearly no-hit by ex-Yankees pitcher as Mickey Callaway’s team drops series finale to Rays

If there is such a thing as a nadir for these miserable Mets, they appeared to be on their way to reaching it Sunday afternoon in Flushing as ex-Yankee Nathan Eovaldi kept putting up zeroes.

For six innings Eovaldi didn’t allow a baserunner, and at 70 pitches with nine outs to go, the dread could…

Sports – New York Daily News

GOLF SPECIAL DEAL UPDATE:

Four Physicians Added to Kaiser Permanente Team on Oahu

HONOLULU —  Four doctors have joined Kaiser Permanente on Oahu. They add to Kaiser Permanente’s award-winning staff of more than 600 health care providers in Hawaii’s largest medical practice, the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, which serves more than 255,000 members in Hawaii.

Eric Putz, MD

Eric Putz, MD

Eric Putz, MD, is a cardiologist at Moanalua Medical Center. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Washington, and his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He served his residency at Stanford University School of Medicine, and completed fellowships in cardiology at both Stanford and the University of California, San Francisco. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in electrophysiology.

 

Anny Ching, MD

Anny Ching, MD

Anny Ching, MD, joins the family medicine department at Kaiser Permanente Honolulu Medical Office. She earned her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan and served as chief resident in the Long Beach Family Medicine Residency Program in Long Beach, California. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, she served as a primary care physician at MemorialCare Medical Group in Long Beach. Dr. Ching is board certified in family medicine.

Wei-Li Hsu, DO

Wei-Li Hsu, DO

Wei-Li Hsu, DO, practices psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Health Services – Ala Moana. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York and completed his psychiatry residency training at Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, Rhode Island. He also completed a psychoanalytic fellowship program at the Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, East in Needham, Massachusetts. Dr. Hsu comes to Kaiser Permanente Hawaii from Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, where he served as clinic chief. He is board certified in psychiatry.

Kim-Lien Nguyen, OD

Kim-Lien Nguyen, OD

Kim-Lien Nguyen, OD, joins the optometry department at Kaiser Permanente Honolulu Medical Office. She received her Doctor of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Nguyen practiced primary eye care at a number of organizations including Vision Insight Optometry in Milpitas, California and most recently at Hawaii Vision Associates in Pearl City, Hawaii.


About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

 

###

The post Four Physicians Added to Kaiser Permanente Team on Oahu appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.

rss-feed – Kaiser Permanente Share

NEW PARENT ESSENTIAL UPDATE:

Ex-Wrestlers Say Congressman Knew of Alleged Abuse By Team Doctor at Ohio State

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Two former wrestlers at Ohio State University say a congressman isn’t being truthful when he says he wasn’t aware of allegations that a team doctor was abusing athletes.

Mike DiSabato and Dunyasha (duhn-YAH’-shuh) Yetts both wrestled at the university in the 1990s. They say U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican who has expressed interest in running for House speaker, knew at the time that the doctor was groping male wrestlers.

The wrestlers’ allegations were first reported Tuesday by NBC.

Male athletes from 14 sports at Ohio State have reported alleged sexual misconduct by Richard Strauss. Strauss died in 2005.

Jordan’s spokesman says in a statement the congressman never saw or heard about any abuse or had any abuse reported when he was an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State.

Sports – TIME

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

Experts cast doubt on plan to have trapped soccer team scuba dive out of cave

Experts in cave diving say a plan floated to extract 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cave in Thailand by teaching them to scuba dive may not be the best option.
ABC News: Top Stories

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

BEST DEAL UPDATE BY AMERICAN CONSULTANTS RX:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

Kristin Cavallari’s Uncommon James Team Already Has Tension on Very Cavallari: ”I Just Kind of Want Her to Stay in Her Lane”

Very Cavallari 101 Kristin Cavallari may be the face of Uncommon James, but she doesn’t run the lifestyle brand alone!
In fact, in this clip from the premiere of Very Cavallari, Kristin’s worker…

E! Online (US) – Fashion Police

Special Tip Update!

Divers close in on possible location of missing soccer team

CNN

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

BEST DEAL UPDATE BY AMERICAN CONSULTANTS RX:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

‘Uncle Drew’ Cast Picks Their All-Star Dream Team Out Of Their Other Costars

After appearing as an old man known as Uncle Drew in a series of Pepsi commercials, basketball superstar Kyrie Irving is bringing the geriatric character to the big screen in a feature film of the same name.

The athlete’s first movie role finds him getting a group of his old basketball-playing friends together in order to head out onto the court once more. And those friends just happen to be played by basketball legends Shaquille O’Neal, Nate Robinson, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber, and Lisa Leslie. Oh, and best of all, they’re all aged to appear in their 70s and 80s, as well.

While the cast, even as elders, can clearly kill it on the basketball court, FANDOM wanted to know who they’d choose to be on their team when it comes to just living everyday life.

We asked the stars, including stars Lil Rel Howery and Nick Kroll, which of their castmates they’d trust to babysit their children and who they’d want to go on a long road trip with like their characters do in the film.


Uncle Drew
Kyrie Irving in 'Uncle Drew'

And thanks to a hilarious dance sequence in the middle of the movie, we asked the gang which athlete or actor they’d most like to choreograph a routine with. Luckily for us, the question led to Leslie and Robinson showing off some impromptu moves of their own.

Check out the video above to see who the cast drafts for their dream team and catch Uncle Drew in theaters now.

 

The post ‘Uncle Drew’ Cast Picks Their All-Star Dream Team Out Of Their Other Costars appeared first on FANDOM.

FANDOM

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

First Look: “Team of Rivals” | Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots | Oprah Winfrey Network

OWN

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

CHARITY UPDATE :

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

Knicks killer Reggie Miller shoots down fans’ two biggest free-agent hopes for team

Knicks fans probably shouldn’t get their hopes up for LeBron James or Kyrie Irving, Reggie Miller says.

The NBA Hall of Famer — and longtime Knicks adversary — doesn’t think it’s likely New York will be able to land either superstar, though he’s intrigued by the idea of James playing in the Big…

Sports – New York Daily News

GOLF SPECIAL DEAL UPDATE:

Giuliani asserts Mueller and his team should be investigated

ABC News

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

CHARITY UPDATE:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

Every 2018 World Cup Team Name Code, Explained

With the FIFA 2018 World Cup underway, fans less familiar with international soccer may take a look at the score and wonder: Wait, who’s playing in this game?

In most cases, World Cup team names take their scoreboard acronyms, also known as FIFA codes, from the first three letters of their name in English. But there are a handful of exceptions. Here’s a complete list of the FIFA codes for all 32 teams competing in the 2018 World Cup, along with explanations when their origin isn’t immediately clear.

  1. ARG: Argentina
  2. AUS: Australia
  3. BEL: Belgium
  4. BRA: Brazil
  5. COL: Colombia
  6. CRC: Costa Rica. Because Costa Rica’s name is two words long, the FIFA code takes the first letter from each word instead of the first three letters. The second “C” is from the “C” in “Rica.”
  7. CRO: Croatia
  8. DEN: Denmark
  9. EGY: Egypt
  10. ENG: England
  11. FRA: France
  12. GER: Germany
  13. ISL: Iceland. In French, “Iceland” is spelled “Islande.” The FIFA Code refers to the French spelling.
  14. IRN: Iran. The International Olympic Committee country code for Iran is “IRI,” which stands for “Islamic Republic of Iran.” The FIFA code removes the “a” from “Iran,” abbreviating the name to IRN, in line with the country codes set out by the International Organization for Standardization.
  15. JPN: Japan.
  16. KOR: South Korea. FIFA refers to South Korea’s soccer team as the “Korea Republic national football team.” The team code is the first three letters of that name. North Korea’s FIFA code is “PRK” for “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” though only South Korea is playing in this year’s World Cup.
  17. MEX: Mexico
  18. MAR: Morocco. The name refers to the French spelling of Morocco, Maroc.
  19. NGA: Nigeria. The country code “NIG” belongs to Niger, so “NGA” is used to distinguish Nigeria.
  20. PAN: Panama
  21. PER: Peru
  22. POL: Poland
  23. POR: Portugal
  24. RUS: Russia
  25. KSA: Saudi Arabia. KSA stands for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  26. SEN: Senegal
  27. SRB: Serbia
  28. ESP: Spain. ESP comes from the French spelling for Spain, Espagne.
  29. SWE: Sweden.
  30. SUI: Switzerland. The FIFA abbreviation refers to the French spelling of Switzerland, Suisse.
  31. TUN: Tunisia
  32. URU: Uruguay

Sports – TIME

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

Bill Cosby Fires Legal Team as Sentencing for Guilty Verdict Approaches

Bill Cosby

With just more than three months before his sentencing for assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004, Bill Cosby has fired his entire legal team. According to Deadline, Cosby has now retained Pennsylvania attorney Joseph P. Green Jr., who has taken over from the prominent team led by Tom Mesereau. A Pennsylvania jury found Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated […]

The post Bill Cosby Fires Legal Team as Sentencing for Guilty Verdict Approaches appeared first on EBONY.

EBONY

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

President Trump’s legal team plots next move following the North Korea summit

As he flew back from the historic North Korea summit, a euphoric President Donald Trump worked the phones, calling key lawmakers to tell them what happened inside his meeting with Kim Jong Un — which Trump deemed a success.


CNN.com – RSS Channel – Politics

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

BEST DEAL UPDATE BY AMERICAN CONSULTANTS RX:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

Carvel, New York brewery team to create ‘Fudgie the Beer’

ELMSFORD, N.Y. — A brewing company in New York has teamed with Carvel to create “Fudgie the Whale” cake-themed beer. The stout beer is brewed with the ice cream cake maker’s signature chocolate and fudge and is 6 percent alcohol by volume. Captain Lawrence Brewing Company says the beer pairs well with smoked foods, and…
Business | New York Post

SPECIAL SHOE DISCOUNT UPDATE:

Dirk Bikkembergs Provides Russian Soccer Team With Official Uniforms at World Cup

TIP-OFF: Dirk Bikkembergs is reconnecting with the soccer world.
During the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018, running from June 14 to July 15, the brand will be the official provider of the Russian soccer team’s off-the-field uniforms.
The team’s players and technical staff will wear a made-to-measure light stretch wool navy suit designed by Dirk Bikkembergs creative director Lee Wood. The uniform will include a three-button jacket, pants with a regular fit, a white shirt and a silk tie showing the brand’s logo. A leather black belt and a pair of brogues will complete the outfit.
“I’m very happy to reconnect the brand with the world of sports,” said Wood, who joined the company in 2016 after 16 years spent working alongside Donatella Versace. “The suits are tailored for a masculine athletic man.”
Previously, the Dirk Bikkembergs brand delivered the official uniforms for Milan-based Inter soccer team and developed several collaborations with the Malaga team and the Slovenian national team.

Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Read More…
WWDWWD

FASHION TIPS:

More information has leaked from the 20-page memo written by Trump’s legal team

ABC News

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

CHARITY UPDATE:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

This Superhero Dream Team is World Cup GOALS

The World Cup is on the horizon, featuring football teams from all over the globe competing for the sport’s most prestigious prize. With that in mind, and with the tournament taking place in the summer, when comic book movies dominate at the box office, we’ve decided to form a superhero soccer team. The following are our picks for the starting line-up, featuring X-Men, Avengers, Defenders (obviously), and Justice Leaguers in a classic 4-4-2 formation.



Goalkeeper — Spider-Man



Goalkeepers are often the oldest players on the pitch, possessing both experience and a level head key. But we’re going for youth in the net, picking Peter Parker because he’s both agile and fast. He crawls up walls so is obviously good with his hands. And Spider-Man‘s lightning-quick reactions mean balls are unlikely to get past him.

Left-Back — Wolverine



Aggressive. Strong. Powerful. The team just has to keep an eye on those claws. If he gets fouled, Wolverine can self-heal. His mazy ‘berserker’ runs down the wing make him the ultimate attacking wing-back. And he takes penalties, normally straight down the middle. Because even if the keeper saves the ball, he too is going into the back of the net.

Centre-Back — Captain America (c)



The team’s captain is the ultimate captain — Mr. Steve Rogers. Because as well as being the perfect physical specimen, he’s also a master tactician and strategist. As the ultimate good guy, he leads by example, acting as a calming influence on some of the more hot-headed players. And being a man who is honest, loyal, and true to the end, he’ll put his life on the line for the team. Which is useful.

Centre-Back — Batman



The ying to Captain America’s yang, Batman is an unpredictable enforcer whom every opposition striker is frightened off. As tenacious in training as he is on the pitch, the Dark Knight does have a tendency to get himself sent off. But his vast intellect means he is always one step ahead of his opponent. And retains his place because he supplies the most amazing equipment, with shin-pads like steel, and boots that propel both player and ball through the air.

Right-Back — Luke Cage



NO ONE is passing Luke Cage down the left wing. As the man is like a mountain, his super-strength and durability meaning that running into ‘Power Man’ is like running into a brick wall. His unbreakable skin is also a bonus, with injuries non-existent in Luke’s world.

Left-Wing — Flash



You want your winger to be fast, and there’s no one faster than Flash. Aside from maybe our right-winger. Barry Allen’s super-speed means he leaves defenders in the dust. And if the pace doesn’t work, he’s out-witting them with his super-fast brain and reflexes. And being able to defy the laws of physics, we’re expecting regular bicycle kicks from the speedster.

Centre-Midfield — Black Panther



Football legend Pele once predicted that an African nation would win the World Cup by the year 2000. It’s 2018 and that still hasn’t happened. But this team could win the trophy with the help of African-born T’Challa. The Wakandan is fast, skilful and athletic, making him the ultimate box-to-box midfielder. While he also supplys the kits, which are laced with Vibranium.

Centre-Midfield — Loki



Every team needs a player skilled in the dark arts. And Loki is the ultimate trickster, a master manipulator who wins penalties and free-kicks while winding up the opposition with a spot of shapeshifting, teleportation, and astral projection. He’s a mercurial maverick who sometimes brings the game into disrepute, but Loki is rarely on the losing team.

Right-Wing — Quicksilver



If you’ve got Flash on the left wing, you want an equally fast dude on the right, so that’s why Quicksilver gets the nod. He runs and thinks just as fast, while his superhuman stamina means Quicksilver keeps running into the 90th minute and beyond.

Centre-Forward — Mr. Fantastic



This team is all about pace and skill, meaning the players will be keeping the ball on the ground, Barcelona-style. But when that isn’t working, you need to go ‘route-one,’ hoofing it up to a big man. And there’s no bigger man than Mr. Fantastic, who can elongate himself to head high balls, and stick out a long leg to finish the crosses coming in from both wings.

Centre-Forward — Hawkeye



The big man/small man combination is a classic up front. And if Mr. Fantastic is the big man knocking balls down, we want Hawkeye on the end of them. Because he’s the most accurate of all superheroes; a master marksman whose aim is always true, and who never missed the target.

Manager — Clark Kent



Finally, the team’s manager is actually a player-manager. Called Clark Kent. Who doesn’t panic when his boys are losing. Rather he simply puts Superman in the game, and wins the match without breaking a sweat. Because he’s Superman.

What if ‘Justice League’ Had Been Made in 1985…

The post This Superhero Dream Team is World Cup GOALS appeared first on FANDOM.

FANDOM

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

Five Former Texans Cheerleaders Sue Team

Associated Press

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

CHARITY UPDATE:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

Trump and his legal team accuse Mueller of setting a ‘perjury trap’

ABC News

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

CHARITY UPDATE:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers upset over decision to disband squad for ‘family friendly’ co-ed ‘hype team’

The San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers were upset over the team’s decision to disband the squad and replace it with a “family friendly” co-ed “hype team.”
FOX News

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

BEST DEAL UPDATE BY AMERICAN CONSULTANTS RX:

<

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

Team Dress or Team Skirt

We are re-running this poll because it’s been THE most incredible dress and skirt season. My clients are having a ball purchasing dresses and skirts instead of the usual pants, tops and jeans. Finally, retailers are getting that we need sleeved dresses with knee-covering lengths in casual styles and flattering silhouettes. We need skirts that are not just the basic pencil. AND we want them across an assortment of sizes, colours, patterns and fabrics. I’ve waited six years for the dress and skirt trends to change and at last they have. Let’s hope these trends continue.

I like skirts, but I love dresses and bat for Team Dress. There’s something about the ease of the one-piece dress that you can pull on and go that’s very appealing. It has built-in vertical and elongating integrity. Dresses are easier to style than a skirt because you don’t need to worry about matching it with a top. When you have a good assortment of denim jackets, short toppers, and coats like I do, dresses are easy to insulate when you want the extra coverage.

Dresses and skirts are equally feminine, dressy and elegant wardrobe items that can be worn with dressy or casual flat or low-heeled footwear. Yet I generally feel more pulled together wearing a dress than a skirt. The top can be fussy when it’s tucked or semi-tucked into a skirt, but I’m carefree about that aspect in a dress. Granted, skirts can be easier to fit than dresses especially if you wear a different size on the top and bottom. But it’s been a brilliant dress season, and I’m prepared to have dresses altered to create a perfect fit.

My preferences for dresses over skirts is reflected in my wardrobe. I have many dresses, and these are the exact ones hanging in my closet:

These are my skirts, and I have fewer of them:

My clients run the gamut. Some prefer dresses over skirts and vice versa. What’s your preference, and no batting for both teams. If you can’t choose, you’re welcome to hang out on the bench where I’m serving quinoa and tofu veggie bowls, steamed broccoli, and homemade frozen strawberry yogurt.

NOTE: Some rich content in this post was omitted because it isn’t supported by the feed. Please visit the post on youlookfab.com to see the additional content.


YouLookFab

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

World Team Wins Historic WSL Founders’ Cup of Surfing pres. by Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold

WSL PRESS RELEASE

LEMOORE, Calif./USA (Sunday, May 6, 2018) – Today, the World Team made history by winning the inaugural World Surf League (WSL) Founders’ Cup of Surfing presented by Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold.
The first-ever, official event at the WSL Surf Ranch, in front of a sellout crowd, was a showcase of incredible surfing and competition as the world’s best female and male surfers battled in teams for their home countries.

Highlighting how globally strong the sport of surfing is, it was the combined World Team who took an incredibly tight win ahead of Brazil in 2nd, USA in 3rd, Australia in 4th and Europe in 5th.

World Team was spearheaded by South African pair Jordy Smith (Team Captain) and Bianca Buitendag and superbly backed up by Michel Bourez (Tahiti), Paige Hareb (New Zealand), and Kanoa Igarashi (Japan).

Heading into the last heat of the Final, Brazil held the lead and the World Team needed a big performance from Smith on his last wave as he came up against USA Team Captain Kelly Slater and Filipe Toledo of the Brazil Team. Under pressure, Smith delivered a phenomenal final ride to earn the required score for the Team’s victory at the Founders’ Cup of Surfing.

“It’s an incredible feeling to win as a team,” said Smith. “That was a wild few days and this just leaves room for bigger and better things to come. We’ve been talking about it as a team all weekend, and you can’t leave anything on the table when it comes to Finals Day. You just let it all hang out and enjoy it, and if you can pull that off you’ll walk away with a win. I think all week long we’ve been the underdogs and determination got us through it. Collectively, we just held our confidence up the whole time and supported each other all the way.”

The stunning World Team’s victory saw all five surfers perform amazing feats in the Final against the star-studded USA and Brazil teams. In the Qualifying rounds, the World Team actually finished in Equal 3rd place with Australia, which then forced a surf-off in order to advance. The sudden-death matchup against Australia saw Hareb clinch the win to qualify her team for the Final that eventually opened the door for their first-place result.

“The last two days have been so surreal and it’s still sinking in,” Hareb said. “The win came from nowhere I feel like and it’s the perfect ending to such a fun week. I am so proud to represent this team alongside Jordy (Smith), Bianca (Buitendag), Michel (Bourez), and Kanoa (Igarashi).”

 

Jordy Smith (ZAF) surfing as Captain of Team World during Qualifying Run 3 of the 2018 Founders Cup at the WSL Surf Ranch in Lemoore, CA, USA.
Jordy Smith (ZAF) surfing as Captain of Team World during Qualifying Run 3 of the 2018 Founders Cup at the WSL Surf Ranch in Lemoore, CA, USA.

 

The Brazil Team came second, fractionally ahead of USA and Australia. Captain Gabriel Medina opened their final with an amazing 9.67 ride, the highest score in the Final. Toledo, Silvana Lima, Adriano de Souza, and Taina Hinckel pushed progression to new heights with miraculous tube-rides and imaginative aerial maneuvers.

“The team vibe was great and everyone was just pushing each other to do better,” Medina said. “I’m really happy with how we performed, even though it’s disappointing to come up short. We surfed really good as a team and it was a really fun event to show what we could do. It’s good to share this moment and have everyone talking to each other, especially with Taina [Hinckel] being so young. We’re so used to all the pressure, but it’s all new for her and we showed her a lot of support so hopefully, when she gets here in the future, she’ll be ready for this amazing atmosphere.”

Despite coming in second, the Brazil Team acquired the event’s highest single-wave scores and broke new ground at the WSL Surf Ranch. Toledo earned a Perfect 10 for his team, which also earned him the Jeep Best Ride Award for having the top-scoring wave of the contest. Toledo will drive out of Lemoore in the award’s prize, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

“It’s such an honor to be a part of surfing’s future and represent Brazil,” Toledo said. “Gabriel Medina, John Florence and I talked about how amazing it was to surf as teams. We were really tight together and the team had your back the whole way through supporting you. It was just an incredible experience and it’s something we will always remember.”

“This wave is just unbelievable and I wanted to stay in that barrel as long as I could, just going so fast,” Lima said. “It was such a great experience. We had a lot of fun together and we supported each other the whole way. I’m really proud of this team and what we did to get to that Final, and we almost won it, but I think it was the best time to surf for Brazil.”

USA Team looked unstoppable after an incredible opening day had them in 1st place by over five points, but their performance in the Finals lacked the flair of the other teams. Team Captain Slater went extremely close to forcing a surf-off against the World Team on his final wave as he required a 9.27 ride to draw level with World Team. Slater surfed incredibly on the final ride but missed the score by only 0.2 points.

Kolohe Andino surfing as a member of Team USA during Qualifying Run 3 of the 2018 Founders Cup at the WSL Surf Ranch in Lemoore, CA, USA.
Kolohe Andino surfing as a member of Team USA during Qualifying Run 3 of the 2018 Founders Cup at the WSL Surf Ranch in Lemoore, CA, USA.

“I think it was a huge success,” Slater said. “Everybody had a good time, from those who didn’t know what was going on, to the die-hard surf fans. I think it translated well to everyone and there were a lot of smiles to be had. The other teams came together a little bit better in the end maybe, we were pretty cohesive, but they had the better plan to the Finals approach. When the situation lined up on my part it was a cool thing just knowing my wave would push us into a tie with Brazil or the World Team would win — which them doing so was terrific and really represents what we were doing here as a whole.”

John John Florence’s desperate attempts to defeat Medina in the Final fell short, but the two-time WSL Champion still claimed the event’s Quiksilver Best Air Award with his brilliant 9.80 in his second run on Saturday. Lakey Peterson’s consistent surfing helped earn the USA’s only Final heat win after Carissa Moore fell short to Lima with an 8.77. But, Moore’s overall event experience was one of the team’s best weapons and was a clear standout all weekend.

“You really just wanted to do well for your team and we would’ve loved to win, but it was such a fun experience competing together,” Moore said. “Kelly (Slater) was so close, I think all he needed to do was a turn and I’m glad he pushed it. That’s how this sport is going to get better. I’m just going to really remember being part of a team and the whole experience. To be a part of the first WSL Surf Ranch event and witness the fans here was incredible, and it’s something I’ll never forget.”

6X World Champion Stephanie Gilmore surfing as captain of Team Australia during Qualifying Run 3 of the 2018 Founders Cup at the WSL Surf Ranch in Lemoore, CA, USA.
6X World Champion Stephanie Gilmore surfing as captain of Team Australia during Qualifying Run 3 of the 2018 Founders Cup at the WSL Surf Ranch in Lemoore, CA, USA.

 

Australia Team earned the fourth-place finish after barely missing qualification in their sudden-death, surf-off against the World Team. Unfortunately the experienced team, consisting of Team Captain and six-time WSL Champion, Stephanie Gilmore, three-time WSL Champion Mick Fanning, two-time WSL Champion Tyler Wright, and Matt Wilkinson, fell short under the pressure and was eliminated ahead of the Finals.

“It was an incredible event and even though it’s a little disappointing to not be in the Final, it was cool to be here and see how it all works,” Gilmore said. “To see the fans out here and how the team aspect comes into play was really positive. This opens the floodgates into a whole new realm of arenas and events in controlled conditions. But, as long as there’s a really good balance between this and the ocean, I think the two will complement each other really well.”

Earlier this morning, Europe Team’s Run 3 did not help them improve the needed scores to receive a Finals spot and saw them finish in fifth on the Jeep Leaderboard. Team Captain Johanne Defay scored two 7-point rides alongside Portugal’s Frederico Morais. Jeremy Flores and Leonardo Fioravanti had standout barrel rides but did not have the opportunity to continue into the Final. Frankie Harrer struggled to keep pace but is excited to return to the WSL Surf Ranch to continue to gain more experience.

“It was really good vibes and it’s new for everyone so we were all so excited, and I really enjoyed it,” Defay said. “I don’t feel like I left everything in the water which is really frustrating for myself, but everyone was great about cheering each other on and being supportive. It’s a bummer I couldn’t put more points on the table. There are so many things to take from, but it’s another dynamic to put a team first and the whole weekend will be in the mind of these surfers for years to come.”

Jeep Leaderboad

1 – World Team
2 – Brazil Team
3 – USA Team
4 – Australia Team
5 – Europe Team

Final Results HERE: https://www.wslfounderscup.com/results

For more information, please visit WorldSurfLeague.com and WSLFoundersCup.com.

The post World Team Wins Historic WSL Founders’ Cup of Surfing pres. by Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold appeared first on .

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Take 15% Off Element products at Shop.Surf. Use Code: ELEMENT15

Mueller’s team questions Russian oligarch about payments to Cohen

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators have questioned a Russian oligarch about hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments his company’s US affiliate made to President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, after the election, according to a source familiar with the matter.


CNN.com – RSS Channel – Politics

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

BEST DEAL UPDATE BY AMERICAN CONSULTANTS RX:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

Trump’s legal team prepares for showdown with Mueller

President Donald Trump’s lawyers are preparing for a legal showdown with special counsel Robert Mueller, according to sources familiar with their thinking.


CNN.com – RSS Channel – Politics

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

BEST DEAL UPDATE BY AMERICAN CONSULTANTS RX:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

John Cena and Dwayne Johnson to Team for ‘The Janson Directive’

John Cena and Dwayne Johnson to Team for 'The Janson Directive'

In the wrestling ring, Dwayne Johnson (a.k.a. The Rock) and John Cena have been rivals for years. Now they will team up for a big-screen action-thriller.

Cena will star in The Janson Directive; Johnson will serve as an executive producer, per Variety. Universal Pictures will distribute the film. What else do we know about the project so far?

What's the story?

It's based on a novel by Robert Ludlum, who created the character of Jason Bourne in a series of books. Published in…

Read More

Read Comments

Fandango Movie News

MOVIE APP UPDATE:

‘Larry Was a Monster.’ Gymnast McKayla Maroney Speaks for the First Time About Sexual Abuse by Team Doctor

Olympic champion McKayla Maroney is speaking publicly for the first time about the sexual abuse she experienced by gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.

“We know Larry was a monster,” she said at a luncheon for the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC), in an on-stage discussion with the group’s executive director Mary Pulido. “I never should have met him.”

Maroney is one of four members of the Fierce Five U.S. women’s gymnastics team that won gold at the London Olympics in 2012. In October 2017, she was the first of her teammates to reveal, in a tweet, that she was abused by Nassar. Since then, her teammates Aly Raisman, Gabrielle Douglas and Jordyn Wieber have also said they were sexually abused by Nassar. USA Gymnastics allowed Nassar to accompany the team to World Championships and Olympic competitions as well as monthly training sessions held at the Karolyi ranch, the national training center, in Houston, Tex.

Raisman and Wieber appeared at Nassar’s sentencing hearing in January to make victim impact statements, and Maroney submitted a written statement as well. While Nassar is currently serving 175 years in prison on state and federal charges of criminal sexual behavior; the president of USAG and USOC at the time have resigned; and USAG no longer holds training sessions at the Karolyi ranch, Maroney and her Fierce Five teammates say more needs to be done to ensure that the culture of ignoring and not acting on complaints of sexual abuse, not just by a national team doctor but by any adult working with gymnasts in any gym, is changed. “We can’t have blind faith in institutions any more,” she said, calling on USA Gymnastics to “completely rebuild and start over” in order to ensure the safety of gymnasts.

Echoing criticism her teammates have launched at those who failed to protect them from Nassar, in her first public remarks Maroney called out USA Gymnastics, the sport’s national governing body, the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), and Michigan State University (MSU), where Nassar was also on the faculty, for failing to take responsibility for Nassar’s abuse. In a lawsuit Maroney filed against USA Gymnastics, USOC, MSU and Nassar, she also revealed that USA Gymnastics paid a settlement to her and her family to resolve her complaints about Nassar.

“They demanded excellence from us but didn’t give it to us,” Maroney said at the luncheon of those organizations. “The team won gold in spite of USA Gymnastics, the USOC, and MSU. They don’t build champions, they break them. We need to change that.”

Maroney said she was inspired to open up about her sexual abuse by the #MeToo movement, which was catalyzed by women coming forward about sexual abuse they experienced by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. “I felt this was my moment, and having competed at the Olympics, I almost felt it was my duty to come forward so gymnasts in the future don’t need to struggle and deal with the repercussions of sexual abuse,” she said.

As a gymnast, “I was taught that I wasn’t supposed to say anything,” she said about her years of silence about the abuse she said began when she was 13 years old and continued until she left competitive gymnastics in 2016. Speaking up about her experience, she said, was like “lifting a weight off my shoulders. I don’t think there is anything more freeing.”

During the years of abuse, she said her parents “didn’t know at all,” since she trusted Nassar and USA Gymnastics, and believed they were looking out for her best interests and helping her fulfill her dream of competing at the Olympics.

Maroney described how the abuse has affected her life, saying that she is healing “day by day,” and at times questions whether her gymnastics career was worth the price of becoming a victim of sexual abuse. But, she continued, “If there is one thing gymnastics teaches you, it’s that you get up when you fall. We can’t give up [the fight] to end sexual abuse.”

Sports – TIME

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

The Wild Wild Country Team Knows They Left Out Part of the Story. But They Did it on Purpose

Netflix’s latest documentary series, Wild Wild Country, takes viewers through a tumultuous period in American history that had until recently been all but forgotten.

After gaining access to more than 300 hours of archived footage about Rajneeshpuram, a commune established in eastern Oregon in the early 1980s, brothers Maclain and Chapman Way knew they had to make a series exploring how the commune’s power grew — and eventually crumbled in violence. Rajneeshpuram sprang up in a remote area of Oregon after followers of the Indian spiritual leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, a bearded guru with a love of Rolls Royces, took over the area in an effort to build a utopia, much to the chagrin of local townspeople. But what began as a culture of peace and free love morphed, as the group struggled to keep control of the area, into a saga marked by poison attacks, attempted murders and rampant immigration fraud.

The Ways received the footage after finishing up their first documentary, The Battered Bastards of Baseball, which was based in Portland, Oregon. An archivist at the Oregon Historical Society alerted them to the story, giving them hundreds of hours of archived footage, the bulk of which news stations intentionally did not tape over, sensing an imperative to preserve the coverage of such a bizarre, divisive time in history. As they geared up to interview people involved on all sides of the conflict, the brothers found that their subjects wanted to share their stories as a warning for the future.

“They see it as different types of warnings,” Maclain Ways says, referring to the locals and the Rajneeshees, who are also known as sannyasins. “If you ask the sanyassins, a lot of them will tell you this is a warning of religious persecution and government overreach. If you talk to the neighboring ranchers of the Rajneeshees, they’ll tell you the story of Rajneeshpuram is a warning of cults and what happens when people become brainwashed and do destructive things.”

Wild Wild Country refuses to establish clear heroes or villains. The Way brothers wanted to let the Rajneeshees’ actions and the complaints of locals unfold without an added layer of condemnation. The group’s members, clad in uniforms of red, orange and purple clothing, quickly made enemies of the local residents of Antelope, Oregon, a small town located near the compound. As the commune grew into a city of its own, complete with an airport, malls and restaurants, the largely conservative Antelopeans became angrier and more resentful of the outsiders practicing their own form of spirituality on land they felt rightfully belonged to them.

The skirmishes only intensified as the Rajneeshees doubled down on taking over the local government, and although they went to illegal lengths to establish control — including attempts by a devotee to murder the Rajneeshee’s doctor and the poisoning of 750 people with salmonella made on the compound — the pushback from locals who tried to drive the followers away revealed the story to be more layered than the Ways initially anticipated.

“We were trying to tap into a conversation about, well, what is the difference between cult and religion? What are religious minority rights? Where is everyone’s line of tolerance where they have to say, ‘Enough is enough, we can’t have these people take over my town anymore?’” says Maclain Way.

One criticism of the show posits that it glosses over some of Rajneeshees’ more egregious actions. After all, commune members caused the largest biochemical terror attack in the country with the mass salmonella poisoning, engaged in suspicious intra-group violence and cooked up a plot involving multi-state immigration fraud in order to gain political control. Brief scenes in the series showing group members beating each other as part of purging meditation exercises are never fully explained.

But the Ways say they did not worry about any potential imbalances in the series because they trusted audiences to judge the Rajneeshees’ actions as negative without having to totally condemn the commune. “We are interested in showing this to a mature audience that would be able to kind of push themselves to then hear from the people who did these things themselves, about why they did it,” says Maclain. The series includes interviews with several former members of the commune, all of whom have different reflections upon their time there.

Jane Stork, one woman featured in the series, who moved her family from Australia to the commune in search of enlightenment, now believes Rajneeshpuram was a cult that sowed destruction in eastern Oregon. She later wrote a book, called Breaking the Spell, that details her disenchantment with the group. On the other end of the spectrum is Philip Toelkes, known in the group as Swami Prem Niren, an attorney who still considers himself to be a follower of Rajneesh and now runs his own “conscious coaching” business.

The ambiguity has led some viewers to feel conflicted about how much they empathize with the Rajneeshees — many people joked online about how the red outfits and free love lifestyle would have totally convinced them to join the commune had they been around in the 1980s. Audiences also felt torn over their love for Ma Anand Sheela, the Bhagwan’s tough-talking second-in-command at the Oregon commune, who played an integral role in the Rajneeshees’ darker plots and later pleaded guilty to attempted murder, immigration fraud and orchestrating the salmonella outbreak. She served 29 months of a 20-year prison sentence.

Sheela, now 68 and living in Switzerland, is the showstopper of the documentary and seems to have no regrets about her actions at Rajneeshpuram. The Ways, who had heard from state and federal officials that she was “pure evil,” say they were “definitely a little timid and a little scared” when they flew out to meet her. They found her to be “smart, cunning and charming” — almost exactly how she appeared in 1980s television appearances talking up the Rajneeshees — and say she clearly still cares very much about the past.

“She definitely feels there was a lot of religious persecution and bigotry toward her group,” Chapman says. “She was going to go to all lengths to protect her commune and her master.”

Other former Rajneeshees were less willing to talk, feeling that past attempts to document what happened in Oregon, including a documentary by Oregon Public Broadcasting, were unfair, says Maclain. But devotees and Antelope residents alike eventually came around out of a reverence for preserving history — and until the series debuted on Netflix, the story of what happened at Rajneeshpuram had long remained hidden in news archives. According to Chapman, the incidents are not ingrained in the collective American memory largely because no one died due to the Rajneeshees’ crimes.

“You look at Jonestown, you look at Waco, you look at the death tolls those events had,” he says, referring to two infamous cults whose members died in great numbers. “This one was just easier to forget about over time.”

Though the Ways started making Wild Wild Country in 2014, two years before Donald Trump won the presidential election largely on a platform of stoking fears about immigrants and religious minorities, the series hit Netflix as such topics continue to dominate national conversation. The timing didn’t go unnoticed by the bothers, and Wild Wild Country presents an American tale as old as time.

I joke around, but it was honestly comforting as an American to realize we have always struggled with these issues. What’s happening to our country isn’t just new right now,” Chapman says. “Every generation has dealt with these issues.”


Entertainment – TIME

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

Rapper Jim Jones Talks About Becoming A Minority Football Team Owner [Video]

After leaving his mark in the world of hip-hop and fashion, rapper Jim Jones has ventured into sports business, announcing that he is a part owner of an American Arena League (AAL) football team.

In a statement, Jones, who has always had a passion for sports, said he is “grateful” for the opportunity to become the part of Richmond Roughriders and is “looking forward to taking the Roughriders to the top. Hopefully, this will inspire the youth to pursue positive activities, especially through sports.”

Gregg Fornario, the general manager and fellow co-owner of Richmond Roughriders, said the Harlem rapper will help the team expand its brand. “The Richmond Roughriders partnership with Jim Jones enables us to bring so much more to the table in regards to introducing the high impact sport of Indoor football to the hip-hop culture, allowing us to build the Richmond Roughriders brand not just in our community but nationwide.”

During an exclusive interview with Black Enterprise, Jones opened up about his plans for the AAL team and his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick’s #TakeAKnee protest. The Roc Nation recording artist also talked about his investment in the cannabis industry and other business ventures throughout his career:

 

 

 

The post Rapper Jim Jones Talks About Becoming A Minority Football Team Owner [Video] appeared first on Black Enterprise.

Career | Black Enterprise

EMPLOYMENT UPDATE:

Canadian Town Mourns 15 Killed in Youth Hockey Team Bus Crash

(HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan) — A hockey arena became the epicenter of grief for a small Canadian town on Sunday, as friends, relatives and those that housed the young hockey players gathered to mourn 15 people killed after a semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada.

Fourteen were also injured, some critically, in a collision that left a country, its national sport and the hockey-obsessed town of Humboldt, Saskatchewan reeling.

The bus had 29 passengers, including the driver, when it crashed at about 5 p.m. Friday on Highway 35, police said. Among the dead are Broncos head coach Darcy Haugan, team captain Logan Schatz and radio announcer Tyler Bieber.

Residents of this town of less than 6,000 have been leaving flowers, team jerseys and personal tributes on the steps of the arena’s entrance, forming a makeshift memorial. One tribute included a Kraft macaroni and cheese dinner box, which was a favorite meal of deceased forward Evan Thomas. A bouquet of pink roses adorned the box, which read “to Evan, game day special, love your billet brother and sister Colten and Shelby.”

While most of the players were from elsewhere in western Canada, they were put up by families in the small town of Humboldt. Billeting families are a large part of junior hockey, with players spending years with host families.

Dennis Locke, his wife and three young children came to the arena to hang posters of forward Jaxon Joseph, who is the son of former NHL player Chris Joseph. The Locke family housed Joseph and treated him like a son.

“Best person ever,” Locke said. “Down to earth, loved playing with the kids.”

His wife wiped away tears from swollen eyes.

Forward Logan Hunter and defensemen Stephen Wack, Adam Herold and Xavier Labelle were also among the dead, according to family members and others. Assistant coach Mark Cross, bus driver Glen Doerksen and stats keeper Brody Hinz, who was 18, were also killed.

Herold, who would have turned 17 on Thursday, played for the Regina Pat Canadians hockey team until just weeks ago, but was sent to join the Broncos for their playoff round when the Pat Canadians’ season wrapped up, said John Smith, the Pat Canadians’ manager.

The names of all the dead and injured have not been released by police.

Norman Mattock, a longtime season ticket holder, said his neighbor housed player Morgan Gobeil. The defenseman was severely injured and remains in serious but stable condition, Mattock said.

He said players become part of the community fabric, doing volunteer work or serving in restaurants. Three players who billeted by the same family all died in the crash, he added.

“They lost them all,” Mattock said.

The Broncos are a close-knit team who dyed their hair blond for the playoffs. The bus was driving the team to a crucial playoff game Friday against the Nipawin Hawks.

A vigil will be held on the hockey team’s home ice on Sunday night, and a makeshift stage and hundreds of chairs sit ready for the memorial.

“We’re devastated,” said hockey club Vice President Randolph MacLEAN. “At the center of this, we have 15 souls who’ll never go home again. We have 29 lives that will never be the same.”

MacLEAN said the community comes together at the arena on game nights that draw 800 to 1,000 people to the stands.

“It’s an energy that spreads through the town with road signs saying ‘game tonight,’ tickets for sale everywhere,” he said.

As is the case with small town hockey across Canada, he said, the arena is not just a recreation facility, but a focus of community life with the hockey team at its center.

With players who billet by local families, work in city businesses and attend local schools, MacLEAN said the tragedy touches every corner of Humboldt.

Canadian police said the truck driver, who was not hurt, was initially detained but has since been released and provided with mental health assistance. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki said it’s too early to state a cause for the crash.

Photographs of the wreckage showed the twisted trailer with most of its wheels in the air and the bus on its side with its back portion destroyed. The force of the crash sent both vehicles into the ditch at the northwest corner of the intersection.

The tractor-trailer would have had to yield to a stop sign before crossing over the highway that the hockey bus was travelling on. There is a stand of trees on the southeast corner of the intersection, limiting visibility of the approach on both roads.

Police said a lot of issues have to be investigated, including weather conditions at the time and any mechanical issues with the vehicles.

The tragedy brought to mind an accident in 1986, when the Swift Current Broncos team bus slid off an icy highway and crashed in late December, killing four players.

Sports – TIME

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

Team Captain Among 14 Dead After Bus Carrying Hockey Players Crashes in Canada

(NIPAWIN, Saskatchewan) — Canadians were moved to tears on Saturday after fourteen people were killed and 15 others injured when a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a playoff game.

The bus driving the Humboldt Broncos had 29 passengers, including the driver, when it crashed at about 5 p.m. Friday on Highway 35 in Saskatchewan, Canadian police said.

Among the dead are Broncos head coach Darcy Haugan, team captain Logan Schatz and radio announcer Tyler Bieber.

Three people are in critical condition.

“An entire country is in shock and mourning,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement. “Our national hockey family is a close one, with roots in almost every town – small and big – across Canada. Humboldt is no exception, and today the country and the entire hockey community stands with you.”

In a tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump said he called Trudeau to offer his condolences to the families of victims.

Darren Opp, president of the Nipawin Hawks, who the Broncos were set to play against, said a semi T-boned the players’ bus — an account police confirmed.

“It’s a horrible accident, my God,” Opp said.

Kelly Schatz, Logan’s father, says his 20-year-old son played for the Broncos for just over four years and had served as team captain for the past 2 ½ years. Meanwhile, tributes poured in online for Darcy Haugan, a father of two who was described as an amazing mentor to young players.

The names of others killed have not been confirmed. STARS air ambulance said it sent three helicopters to the scene.

Hassan Masri, an emergency room doctor at Saskatoon’s Royal University Hospital who has done work in war-torn Syria, said the crash reminded him of an airstrike.

Dramatic images from the scene appeared to show the bus torn in two by the force of the impact. Debris was scattered on the highway, and a large tractor-trailer lay overturned on the pavement.

The tragedy brought to mind an accident in 1986, when the Swift Current Broncos team bus slid off an icy highway and crashed in late December, killing four players.

The Humboldt Broncos are a close-knit team from the small city of Humboldt, Saskatchewan, which has a population of about 6,000. Many gathered at the community center at the hockey arena there after word of the horrific crash began to circulate.

Humboldt Mayor Rob Muench, wearing a green and yellow Broncos team jersey, hugged people Saturday morning as they came to the Elger Petersen Arena in the Saskatchewan town to comfort each other and learn more.

“It’s overwhelming. It’s been tough on everybody,” Muench said in a phone interview. “We’re a small community, some of those kids have been on the team for a number of years. A lot grew up in the community and everybody knows each other.”

The team was on its way to play in Game 5 of a semi-final against the Nipawin Hawks.

“Hockey was what brought us all together and we had two communities that were rivals in the rink. To find out that it was their first responders that aided our boys just warms your heart,” the mayor said as his voice cracked.

Many people wandered in and out of the arena throughout the morning. In a separate area, multiple crisis workers were assisting.

“Everybody is just so devastated. These poor young boys,” said Penny Lee, the communications manager for the town of Humboldt

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is a junior ‘A’ hockey league under Hockey Canada, which is part of the Canadian Junior Hockey League. It’s open to North American-born players between the ages of 16 and 20.

Team President Kevin Garinger said parents from across western Canada were struggling to cope with the tragedy and were rushing to the scene.

“Our whole community is in shock, we are grieving and we will continue to grieve throughout this ordeal as we try to work toward supporting each other,” he said.

Michelle Straschnitzki, who lives in Airdrie, Alberta, said her 18-year old son Ryan was transported to a hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

“We talked to him, but he said he couldn’t feel his lower extremities so I don’t know what’s going on,” she said. “I am freaking out. I am so sad for all of the teammates and I am losing my mind.”

Opp, the president of the Hawks, said the coaching staff and players from their team were waiting to help.

“They are sitting in the church just waiting to hear any good news,” he said.

Pastor Jordan Gadsby at the Apostolic Church in Nipawin said more than a hundred people had gathered at the church — including parents and grandparents of the players who were on the bus.

“Lots of them are waiting for information,” he said.

Garinger said he still didn’t know the fate of one of the players living in his home.

“We don’t know who has passed and we don’t expect to know right away,” he said.

Garinger said all the team can do now is help the players and their families.

“We just need to try to support each other as we deal with this incredible loss to our community, to our province, to our hockey world.”

Kevin Henry, a coach who runs a hockey school in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, said he knows players on the team.

“This is I would think one of the darkest days in the history of Saskatchewan, especially because hockey is so ingrained in how we grow up here,” he said.

Much of the hockey world issued messages of condolences, including National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman and Saskatchewan native Mike Babcock, who is the Toronto Maple Leafs coach. Babcock said that “it’s got to rip the heart out of your chest.”

Sports – TIME

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

Condé Nast Entertainment, Netflix Team for Docu-Series on IPL’s Mumbai Indians

Netflix and Condé Nast Entertainment have partnered on a new unscripted series focused on Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise the Mumbai Indians. The eight-part series will follow the storied cricket team as they attempt to win the IPL for a record fourth time. It will spend time with players in the 2018 season, both on and off […]

Variety

FASHION DEAL UPDATE:

Team Silhouette or Team Colour

Changing up the silhouettes or the colours of an outfit are effective ways to create the variety that combats outfit boredom and prevent a style rut. You’re on Team Silhouette if you crave a change in silhouette before colour, and vice versa for team colour. Note that “colour” here can be both neutrals and non-neutrals.

I tend to crave a change in colour before I crave a change in silhouette. That’s why I have a wardrobe rich in many colours, including both light and dark neutrals. The neutrals range from all shades of white and denim blue, to dark blue and black. The colours vary from sour brights and neons, to pastels and earth tones. I can wear the same outfit formula or “uniform” throughout a season as long as I swap out the colours of the components. I tend to purchase the same silhouettes in tops especially — Winter turtlenecks and crew necks are a good example — but have a very wide assortment of colours. The same goes for jeans, blazers, dresses, loafers, booties and bags. The silhouettes are similar, but the variety and the way I combat outfit boredom comes through in the diverse set of colours (and patterns for that matter), and how the items are remixed in an outfit. I bat for Team Colour.

Over to you. Do you bat for Team Silhouette or Team Colour? You might find that you bat for both because you crave a change in silhouette as much as a change in colour. There are no right and wrong answers, but simply preferences that help us to build a style that satisfies our needs and helps us to navigate the overwhelming world of retail.


YouLookFab

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Mueller’s team questioning Russian oligarchs

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has taken the unusual step of questioning Russian oligarchs who traveled into the US, stopping at least one and searching his electronic devices when his private jet landed at a New York area airport, according to multiple sources familiar with the inquiry.


CNN.com – RSS Channel – Politics

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

BEST DEAL UPDATE BY AMERICAN CONSULTANTS RX:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

NHL experts predict: The Sedin twins’ 2018-19 team, which goalie will catch fire in the playoffs

Our writers face off on the NHL’s most pressing topics, including this season’s biggest surprises, the goalie most likely to get hot this postseason, the Sedin twins’ 2018-19 destination and which New York-area team will be most attractive to free agents.
www.espn.com – NHL

SPORTING GOOD UPDATE:

How Loyola Chicago’s Basketball Team Shattered a Racial Barrier for Black Athletes 55 Years Ago

Jerry Harkness raised his arms on the left baseline of Louisville’s Freedom Hall, to take the shot to win a national championship. But the Loyola University Chicago forward, the leading scorer for the Ramblers, felt a Cincinnati defender tip the ball as he prepared to fire. Knowing he wasn’t going to make the basket, Harkness shuffled the ball over to teammate Les Hunter, who never expected to see it. With the last seconds ticking away in the 1963 title game, tied 58-58 in overtime, Hunter hurried an open look inside the foul lane. He missed it long, but true. Vic Rouse, a 6’6” Loyola forward, put the rebound right in the basket. The buzzer sounded; the Loyola bench players and cheerleaders charged the court. The Ramblers won the title.

For good reason, the 2018 Loyola University Chicago Ramblers enter this Final Four weekend feted as a Cinderella story. Loyola plays in the Missouri Valley Conference, which orbits outside college basketball’s power center, and knocked off a series of higher-seeded, better-financed programs on its way to Saturday’s national semifinal duel against Michigan. The team’s backwards hat–wearing, 98-year-old team chaplain, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, only adds to Loyola’s charm.

But Loyola has reached the big-time before. Rouse’s shot to win the 1963 title over Cincinnati hasn’t been replayed on a loop like other dramatic March Madness moments, such as North Carolina State coach Jim Valvano’s dash across the court — as he looked for somebody to hug — after the Wolfpack won the 1983 title on a similar last-second tip. The tournament was far less of a television spectacle 55 years ago.

Loyola’s victory, however, does deserve more play. It’s among the most important moments in college basketball history.

Back in the early ’60s, an unwritten rule governed the college game. Teams should play no more than two black players at a time, maybe three if you were getting your butts kicked. Loyola, a Jesuit school next to Lake Michigan on the North Side of Chicago, broke the unctuous gentleman’s agreement and sent out four African-American starters during the school’s title-winning season. Loyola’s victory helped erase such racial restrictions, which afforded more African Americans the opportunity to receive athletic scholarships and shine both on the court and in the classroom. Three seasons later, Texas Western won the national championship with an all-black starting five, famously beating an all-white Kentucky team in the final.

Teams like Loyola and Texas Western sent a clear message to college basketball coaches, who, after all, are paid to win games: Carry a racist playbook at your own risk.

The season before winning it all, Loyola had lost in the National Invitation Tournament semifinals. Ramblers coach George Ireland knew that if he wanted to enjoy more success, he’d have to play his best guys regardless of skin color. “He just got tired of losing,” says John Egan, the lone white starter from 1963 championship team. “He was tired of hearing the alumni complain.”

As Loyola romped through a 24-2 regular season, some fans hurled epithets and objects at the players. A February road game against the University of Houston, the players recall, was particularly brutal. Forward Ron Miller remembers preparing to take the ball out of bounds at one point in the game. “This well-dressed lady looks at me and said, You n-gger,” says Miller. “You dirty n-gger. I just kind of looked at her. I didn’t know how to react.”

Harkness, who’s now 77, says that as he returned to the locker room at halftime, fans tossed ice and popcorn at him. Others shouted death threats and the n-word. “I was scared to death,” he says. “I really was. We felt like they were coming out of the stands for us.”

According to Miller, after the game, Houston coach Guy Lewis apologized to him for the behavior of Houston’s fans. The following year, Lewis recruited his program’s first black players, future pros Elvin Hayes and Don Chaney. In 1968, Hayes and Chaney helped Houston end UCLA’s 47-game winning streak in front of a record-breaking 52,693 fans at the Astrodome. That nationally-televised event, “The Game of the Century,” grew the popularity of the college game.

Harkness says the Ku Klux Klan sent him a letter, saying that his team didn’t deserve to play against whites. Loyola crushed Tennessee Tech, 111-42, in the opening round of the NCAA tournament, then drew Mississippi State in the next round. Loyola was unsure if the Bulldogs would even show up to the game in East Lansing, Mich.; segregationists did not want Southern schools to play against integrated teams. The Mississippi State team, however, snuck out of Starkville on a plane, before a court order preventing the Bulldogs from playing could be delivered to them.

Rich Clarkson—NCAA Photos/Getty ImagesLoyola player Jerry Harkness extends his hand to Joe Dan Gold of Mississippi State on March 15, 1963, before the tip-off of an NCAA tournament game in East Lansing, Michigan.

Before the game, Harkness shook hands with Mississippi State’s Joe Dan Gold at mid-court. The flashbulbs overwhelmed Harkness. “That’s when I knew this was more than just a game,” he says. “This was history.”

That photo of a black and white player, united in sportsmanship, was published in newspapers nationwide. Gold and Harkness became friends after their “Game of Change.” When Harkness attended Gold’s funeral in 2011, he spotted a picture of the famous handshake right beside the casket, and broke down in tears.

After Loyola beat Mississippi State 61-51, the Ramblers took care of Illinois in the regional final and crushed Duke in the Final Four. Loyola trailed Cincinnati by 15 in the final, but rallied to force overtime before clinching the championship. To the Loyola players, the victory was far from an upset; they felt like they were the far superior team and should have won by at least 10 points. “We played like garbage,” says Egan. “Both teams were dogsh-t.”

No matter: the ’63 Loyola team stamped its legacy on college sports. The current Ramblers hope to add to it this weekend. Harkness and a few other members of the ’63 team met the current players before the season; the championship game was playing on a TV screen in a lounge at the Loyola gym, and the players peppered Harkness with questions about their historic season and race relations at the time. “You could tell that they’re sharp guys,” says Harkness, who would know; combined, the five ’63 Loyola starters have earned 11 degrees, undergraduate and graduate. (Vic Rouse died in 1999.) “We were really impressed, and when we saw them play each other in a scrimmage, we agreed that they could probably win the Missouri Valley Conference.”

No one, however, imagined a Final Four. Egan’s predicting a Loyola win over Michigan, though he won’t be as bold as to declare the Ramblers your 2018 champs. “What do I think?” responds Miller, when asked for his prediction. “No one is going to be rooting harder for Loyola than me.”

Sports – TIME

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

The Makers of ‘The Purge’ and TV’s ‘The Leftovers’ Team Up for a Political Action Thriller

The Makers of 'The Purge' and TV's 'The Leftovers' Team Up for a Political Action Thriller

Political thrillers aren't an easy sell at the box office anymore, unless they have an extreme premise. The Purge and its sequels (including The Purge: Election Year, above) and upcoming prequel were successful because they're so over the top. Get Out was a huge hit because it mashed up genres for an original story dealing with race in America. Neither of these properties were necessarily for one or the other side of the political aisle, which means they could make…

Read More

Read Comments

Fandango Movie News

MOVIE APP UPDATE:

In response to Putin, Team Trump is going ‘multilateral’ without the United Nations

Monday’s coordinated Euro-American action against Russia may signal the end of an era: Goodbye, empty UN blather, hello again, coalitions of the willing. And welcome to John Bolton, President Trump’s soon-to-be national security adviser. Caricatures of his “unilateralism” aside, Bolton is a big proponent of coordinated action among allies, like this week’s bright display of…
Opinion | New York Post

SPECIAL SHOE DISCOUNT:

Everyday Savings: Up to 40% Off on over 2,000 Styles at DSW! Shop Now!

Joseph diGenova not joining Trump legal team

The White House is confirming that former Fox News personality Joseph diGenova will not join Trump’s legal team to advise on the Russia probe, suggesting a possible strategy change by the President’s attorneys. CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz reports.


CNN.com – RSS Channel

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Small Business Starter 15% OFF – Promote your business online and get an expedited D-U-N-S and business credit file

Beyoncé and Gucci Team Up to Provide 120,000 Women and Children in East Africa With Clean Water

Beyoncé has teamed up with Gucci to provide thousands of people in the East African country of Burundi with clean water. The 36-year-old superstar singer and philanthropist made the announcement Thursday, World Water Day, on her website. The post reads:

Beyoncé’s BEYGOOD4BURUNDI, UNICEF, and now Gucci and CHIME FOR CHANGE have joined forces to help bring safe water to the most vulnerable women and children in the “Heart of Africa.” Burundi is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa with nearly half of the population lacking access to clean, safe drinking water.

 

With your help, nearly half a million people will gain access to safe water, as BEYGOOD4BURUNDI, UNICEF, Gucci and CHIME FOR CHANGE will support building water supply systems for healthcare facilities and schools, and the drilling of boreholes, wells and springs to bring safe water to districts.

 

The first 35 wells have now been completed, and BEYGOOD4BURUNDI is set to reach 366,000 women and children by 2020.

The post Beyoncé and Gucci Team Up to Provide 120,000 Women and Children in East Africa With Clean Water appeared first on Black Enterprise.

Lifestyle | Black Enterprise

FASHION DEALS UPDATE:

Trump doesn’t care what anyone thinks about his puzzling relationship with Putin, including his own foreign policy team, GOP senators and US allies


CNN.com – RSS Channel – HP Hero

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

BEST DEAL UPDATE BY AMERICAN CONSULTANTS RX:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

Bulls warned against playing weak team for good pick: reports

(Reuters) – The NBA has warned the Chicago Bulls for resting healthy players in what appears to be an attempt to lose intentionally to boost their chances of a top draft pick, according to several reports on Tuesday, including the Chicago Tribune.


Reuters: Sports News

FOOTLOCKER SPECIAL DISCOUNT UPDATE:

Check out the Sales Outlet with prices starting as low as $ 19.99!

Rugby-Inspired Aedelhard Wants Men to Join Its Team

The new men’s wear brand Aedelhard believes rugby teaches important values and lessons to its participants, and has aligned itself with the sport. That the game can be intensely competitive and at times violent is not lost on the brand.
“Beneath the seeming barbarism and occasional debauchery often associated with rugby lives a sport rooted in respect and a strict code of conduct,” Aedelhard declares on its web site. “It’s a game that instills teamwork and discipline.”
The sport has given the world one of the most enduring pieces of fashion — the rugby shirt. It’s that side of rugby that Aedelhard is tapping into, the “sport, intellect, sophistication and gentlemanly conduct — all derived from the game,” said Darrell Kopke, Aedelhard’s cofounder and chief executive officer.

“Dressing well is a form of good manners, and we’re simplifying the process with pieces that are easy to combine, accessibly priced, well-made and designed with intention,” added Michael Nguyen, cofounder and creative director.

Aedelhard wants to disrupt the technical apparel market with elevated, classically tailored and functional performance apparel. The company considers its pricing disruptive, with trousers retailing for $ 150, blazers, $ 380 and shirting, $ 120. “We’re bringing tailoring for the masses,” said Kopke.
The label was conceived

Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Read More…
WWDWWD

BEST DISCOUNT UPDATE:

Olympics: Alpine skiing – Switzerland pip Austria to win inaugural team gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Pyeongchang individual medalists Wendy Holdener and Ramon Zenhaeusern led the way as Switzerland beat Austria 3-1 in a final showdown of traditional Alpine powerhouses to win the inaugural team gold at the Winter Olympics on Saturday.


Reuters: Sports News

FOOTLOCKER SPECIAL DISCOUNT UPDATE:

Check out the Sales Outlet with prices starting as low as $ 19.99!

Cheers For USA Women’s Hockey Team Winning Gold!

Associated Press

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

CHARITY UPDATE:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

U.S. Men’s Hockey Team Knocked Out of the Olympics After Losing to the Czech Republic

(GANGNEUNG, South Korea) — Pavel Francouz stopped all five shooters and Petr Koukal scored the shootout winner as the Czech Republic eliminated the United States from the Olympics with a 3-2 victory in the quarterfinals Wednesday.

Jan Kovar and Tomas Kundratek scored in regulation for the Czech Republic, which was fresher after winning its group and getting a bye into the quarterfinals. The U.S. looked fatigued after facing Slovakia in the qualification round a day earlier and was outshot 29-20.

Ryan Donato and Jim Slater scored for the U.S, which again was led by its youngest players, including speedster Troy Terry. U.S. goaltender Ryan Zapolski allowed three goals on 29 shots and one in the shotoout, while Francouz stopped 18 in regulation and overtime.

“It’s tough when it comes down to the shootout,” U.S. captain Brian Gionta said. “It’s tough to swallow.”

Koukal was the only player to score in overtime. Chris Bourque, Ryan Donato, Marc Arcobello, Terry and Bobby Butler couldn’t beat Francouz. Just before the shootout, Sochi Olympics shootout hero T.J. Oshie of the U.S. tweeted his support for Terry, but Francouz was able to save a multiple-fake try by the University of Denver player.

“Sorry to let him down on that on,” Terry said. “But the goalie made a good save..”

Said Francouz: “He kind of lost the puck so I got lucky there.”

Terry continued skating around opponents as he has done all tournament, and 6:20 in gave the U.S. a 1-0 lead. Terry sliced down the left wing and dished it to Donato, who used a double Czech Republic screen to beat Francouz.

“He’s always been someone that can raise his game in the big games,” Chuck Terry, Troy’s father, said. “That part’s not that surprising. Just the overwhelming thing of him being at the Olympics, it’s pretty cool.”

The goal was Donato’s fifth in five games, passing his father and Harvard coach, Ted, who scored four for the U.S. at the 1992 Olympics in Albertville.

The Czechs tied it at 1 at 15:12 after 39-year-old U.S. captain — and natural winger — Brian Gionta lost the faceoff clean and Jan Kolar got it back to Kovar, who beat Zapolski from long range with a screen in front for the kind of goal that been common at this tournament.

A parade to the penalty box by the U.S. beginning with a boarding call on John McCarthy at the end of the first made the opening half the second a one-sided game. On the power play and at even strength, the Czechs tilted the ice on the Americans and hemmed them in the zone, scoring a predictable goal from Kundratek 8:14 in to go up 2-1.

Just over two minutes later with the U.S. on another penalty kill and looking in serious trouble, Brian O’Neill flashed his speed once again and found Slater on the rush for the former Atlanta Thrashers forward’s first goal of the tournament. The short-handed tying goal 10:23 in was the Americans’ first shot of the second period.

The teams traded chances in the third period, none better than O’Neill clanking a shot off the cross bar with just under three minutes left on an odd-man rush. The U.S. got a power play at the end of regulation and into overtime but never got a shot on net.

With 35 seconds left in overtime, U.S. defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti’s shot hit Francouz and sat in the crease, but the goalie was able to cover up.

“We couldn’t get the bounces,” Donato said.

The Czechs move on to face the winner of the Russians against Norway.

Sports – TIME

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

USA Women’s Hockey Team Is Now the Great American Olympic Hope

As expected, the United States women’s hockey team defeated Finland, with ease, on Monday afternoon at the Olympic tournament semifinals in South Korea. The 5-0 win pushes the U.S. into the gold medal game. Let me speak for all Americans when I say … Whew.

If Finland had upset the Americans — and a Finland victory would have been a monumental upset — panic would have overswept the nation. Enraged fans would have lit sticks (hockey) and stones (curling) on fire.

Yes, the great Olympic meltdown of 2018 would have been all but complete. But don’t go berserk quite yet. The women’s hockey team is here to save us.

You may have heard that Team USA hasn’t exactly been rocking the medal count. As of late Sunday in the U.S., the Americans were tied for sixth in the total medals standings, with 10, a full 16 pieces of hardware behind medals leader Norway. Sure, Norway’s a cross-country skiing factory, and a general winter wonderland. But Norway’s up by like seven touchdowns in the third quarter.

Even a Norwegian freestyle skier, Oystein Bratten, won the slopestyle event on Sunday. Events like extreme skiing was pretty much invented to pad the American medal count. The Americans swept the slopestyle podium in Sochi, and won just a silver here.

For context, Team USA won 28 medals four years ago in Sochi, to Norway’s 26. The measly totals in PyeongChang are particularly embarrassing because the United States sent the largest Winter Olympic team in history — 242 athletes strong — to South Korea.

But don’t panic quite yet. While the American women’s hockey team won’t singlehandedly make up the medal difference, its pursuit of a first hockey gold in two decades is something worth cheering for. The American onslaught of Finland in the semis started early, when Gigi Marvin, on an assist from captain Meghan Duggan, scored just over two minutes into the game. Later in the period, Dani Cameransi picked off a pass and fired an unassisted shot past Finnish goaltender Noora Raty to give the Americans a 2-0 lead.

In the second period Jocelyn Lamoureux-Davidson — who scored two goals in six seconds against the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) during round-robin play — put the Americans up 3-0 when she fired a slap shot into the net while the Americans held a 5-on-3 advantage on the ice. And as in the Russia game, Team USA came back with a quick goal, though it was Hilary Knight who joined the fray: Knight scored 34 seconds later on a power play to effectively clinch it. “You had to have a gold-medal mentality today,” says U.S. coach Robb Stauber. “There’s no way you can go out there and do what we did if your foot’s not on the gas. We did things right from start to finish.”

So now, the U.S. likely faces arch-rival Canada, winner of every Olympic tournament since the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, in Thursday’s gold medal duel. (Canada plays the OAR squad in other semifinal late-Monday in South Korea) Canada hasn’t lost an Olympic hockey game in 20 years, since Feb. 17, 1998 in Nagano, when the Americans won 3-1 and took the first-ever Olympic women’s tournament.

Americans besides the women’s hockey team could win gold. Skier Lindsey Vonn will race in the downhill event on Wednesday; she won the downhill in Vancouver. Mikaela Shiffrin — already one of five American gold medalists with her giant slalom win last week — could join her in that race, and Shiffrin’s a favorite in the combined (slalom and downhill) event, which is scheduled for Friday. Americans could grab gold in women’s and men’s halfpipe skiing; Maddie Bowman and David Wise are the defending champs in those events. Medals in bobsled and ice dancing are also up for grabs.

Read More: Why the USA vs. Canada Women’s Hockey Rivalry Isn’t Over Yet in PyeongChang

Still, a women’s hockey gold medal would just feel better than the others. Canada beat the U.S. 2-1 in a preliminary round contest; players like Duggan and Knight and Lamoureux-Davidson have lost two straight gold medal games to Canada. The Sochi defeat is still bitter. In that gold medal game, the American blew a late 2-0 lead and lost in overtime 3-2. These American players leave little doubt that they’re seeking vengeance. “Everything’s at stake,” Duggan said before the Olympics even started.

Though the four straight snowboarding golds the Americans won in the first week of the Games — by Red Gerard, Jamie Anderson, Chloe Kim and Shaun White on successive days — were at times electrifying, another win outsides the X-Games genre would be nice. Speedskating, for example, has been a bust. The American men have come up empty in alpine skiing, and Shiffrin missed the podium in slalom, her best event.

A hockey win over a tough opponent adds an extra sweetener. We celebrate rivalry victories in hockey like no other. But the Russian men’s hockey team crushed the U.S. 4-0 in a preliminary round game. The men start their elimination games on Tuesday. The U.S. men are still in the mix, but haven’t looked all that strong.

So hockey hopes falls on the women. Some of the players have had casual conversations about U.S. underperformance at these Olympics with their teammates. But they’re not using it as some sort of rallying cry. Let’s Do It For Those Suffering American Fans! “We’re at the Olympics, there’s enough pressure as it is,” says Monique Lamoureux-Morando, Jocelyn’s twin sister, and another veteran of those two straight gold medal game losses to Canada. But Stauber, the team’s coach, and his players are not blind to reality. “At the of the day, we have very proud players,” he says. “We can feel that we have a lot of people pulling for us. There’s nothing we’d love more than to deliver what they’re pulling for.”

A panicked America would be grateful.

 

 

Sports – TIME

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

Players who need a change of scenery on every NFL team

Something has to change for Michael Crabtree in Oakland. Will Jon Gruden be enough, or would the receiver be better off elsewhere? NFL Nation reporters identify players and teams who should part ways.
www.espn.com – NFL
TICKET UPDATE NEWS:

Ticketclub.com 125% Money Back Guarantee! Once Your Order is Accepted, We Guarantee Your Tickets Will Be Valid and Shipped in Time for The Event!

Jamaica’s miracle bobsled team in jeopardy after coach quits

Jamaica’s bobsled team is off to a rocky start in PyeongChang after its coach quit just days before its runs at the Olympics. German Sandra Kiriasis, a 2006 Olympic champion, quit on the team after she was asked to change her role. Kiriasis also owns the sled the Jamaicans plan to compete in, according to…
Sports | New York Post

EMPLOYMENT SEARCH UPDATE:

Teenager Red Gerard Wins Team USA’s First Gold at Pyeongchang’s Winter Olympics

(PYEONGCHANG) —American teenager Red Gerard has won the first gold medal for the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics, edging Canadians Max Parrot and Mark McMorris for the top spot in men’s slopestyle snowboarding.

Gerard, a 17-year-old from Silverthorne, Colorado, drilled his third and final run on the chilly but sun-splashed course at Phoenix Snow Park. His score of 87.16 was just enough to edge Parrot.

Parrot washed out in his first two runs but nailed his final trip through the tricky series of rails and jumps to post a score of 86.00. McMorris took third after putting up a score of 85.20 in his second run.

Gerard is the second straight American to win the event, which made its Olympic debut four years ago.

Sports – TIME

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

Rating how close every NFL team is to winning next year’s Super Bowl

Who will be the serious contenders in 2018? Who has the longest shot? NFL Nation evaluates all 32 teams’ chances of making (and winning) the big game.
www.espn.com – NFL
TICKET UPDATE NEWS:

Ticketclub.com 125% Money Back Guarantee! Once Your Order is Accepted, We Guarantee Your Tickets Will Be Valid and Shipped in Time for The Event!

Former tech employees team up to tackle smartphone addiction

Tristan Harris, co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology and Jim Steyer, CEO of Common Sense Media, are teaming up to help tackle technology and smartphone addiction in kids.


CNN.com – RSS Channel

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Small Business Starter 15% OFF – Promote your business online and get an expedited D-U-N-S and business credit file

Net-a-porter Amps Up Its Accessories Buying Team

BEEFING UP: Net-a-porter is making strategic personnel appointments in an effort to reinforce its accessories business.
The e-commerce site has named Nayla Touma as its buying director for shoes, handbags and accessories. Touma joins Net-a-porter from Bergdorf Goodman, where she worked as division merchandise manager for footwear.
She will report to Elizabeth von der Goltz, Net-a-porter’s global buying director — also a Bergdorf Goodman alum.
Touma is to begin her new role at the end of February, with plans to relocate to London in April. Prior to Bergdorf Goodman, Touma held various positions with Bloomingdale’s.
Her hire is just part of an effort by Net-a-porter to bulk up its accessories buying operation. The site has promoted Billie Faricy-Hyett to the role of buying manager for handbags, accessories and beauty. She previously served as senior buyer for handbags, accessories, fashion and demi-fine jewelry. Additionally, Thalia Tserevegou has been elevated to the role of buying manager for shoes from her previous role as senior buyer for shoes.
Von der Goltz said of these changes in a statement: “Reinforcing our core team is essential to us shaping and developing these growing areas of our business while adopting a progressively tactical approach to the integral categories of shoes, handbags

Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Read More…
WWDWWD

BEST DISCOUNT ONLINE:

DC ‘Plunge’ team may have halted unprecedented Dow Jones spiral

Did Washington save the stock market on Monday? It may be hard to make the case that anyone or anything helped Wall Street as stocks lost about 4 percent of their value and the Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 1,175 points — after a 666-point decline on Friday. But the Dow and other indices were…
Business | New York Post

SPECIAL DISCOUNT UPDATE:

T.I. & Killer Mike Join Keisha Lance Bottoms’ Transition Team

Killer Mike and T.I. are turning their attention to politics as the two rappers will advise new Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on her first-term agenda and her Administration’s recruitment.

The 38-person team – which also includes CEOs, religious leaders, and educators – will be tasked with advising Mayor Bottoms as she finalizes her first-term agenda and appoints cabinet members, noisey.com reports.

“I am grateful to announce this 38-strong transition team,” Bottoms said at a press conference. “It represents a tremendous amount of diversity and depth, and really the best and the brightest in the city of Atlanta.”

On Instagram, Killer Mike wrote on Instagram that he and T.I. would work alongside Bottoms to make Atlanta a more equitable place. “Remember all those ‘ig haters saying what they wish rappers and athletes wud do with their time, Money and resources’. Well now that it’s happening u can STFU complaining and get active locally to help me, @troubleman31 & our New Mayor Make Atlanta a city where all its citizens can do the same no matter fame or status.”

Tip has been a longtime vocal critic of police brutality and his transition into the political arena confirms that he’s ready to do his part to make some lasting social changes.

If you are wondering how his estranged wife Tiny feels about him getting into politics, an insider claims she is very proud of her man and she’s sure he’ll make a difference.

READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM:

GET THE HOTTEST STORIES STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX: 

Entertainment – Black America Web

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Burberry Foundation, Oxfam, Pur Projet Team on Cashmere Project

POSITIVE IMPACT: The Burberry Foundation has teamed with Oxfam and Pur Projet — a social business that develops positive impact projects — on a new cashmere-related program in Afghanistan aimed at helping rural communities.
“There is enormous potential for the Afghan cashmere industry and we believe our program will deliver resources that will go some way to making it a profitable and sustainable industry for local communities,” said Leanne Wood, a trustee of the Burberry Foundation and chief people, strategy and corporate affairs officer at Burberry.
Afghanistan is the third-largest global maker of cashmere material and the five-year community project will work with groups that reside in rural areas and rely on agriculture and livestock such as cashmere goats.
The program will assist local herders in creating community-run cooperatives and will train them with skills and provide services in an effort to help economic growth. The initiative is focused on helping local districts build a more sustainable cashmere industry.
The initiative aims to aid rural communities as a part of its responsibility agenda to create a more sustainable future through innovation.
Last November, the Burberry Foundation announced that it is handing a three million pounds grant to Oxfam to help struggling communities in the Italian

Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Read More…
WWDWWD

FASHION TIPS:

Trump asked Rosenstein if he was ‘on my team’

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein visited the White House in December seeking President Donald Trump’s help. The top Justice Department official in the Russia investigation wanted Trump’s support in fighting off document demands from House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes.


CNN.com – RSS Channel – Politics

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

BEST DEAL UPDATE BY AMERICAN CONSULTANTS RX:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

CNN’s Reality Check team vets Trump’s address

President Donald Trump on Tuesday delivered his first State of the Union address, and CNN’s Reality Check Team was there to vet his claims.


CNN.com – RSS Channel – Politics

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

BEST DEAL UPDATE BY AMERICAN CONSULTANTS RX:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

James Beaudry to Lead Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit and Relations Team in Colorado

DENVER­ — Kaiser Permanente Colorado announced James Beaudry as its new director of community benefit and relations. Beaudry will lead Kaiser Permanente’s community benefit and relations activities, helping to fulfill the organization’s mission of improving the health and vitality of Colorado communities.

James Beaudry

James Beaudry

As director, Beaudry will have responsibility for designing, implementing and evaluating Kaiser Permanente Colorado’s community benefit investments in healthy communities to help increase access to care and coverage for vulnerable populations, promote health knowledge, train future health workers and positively develop Colorado youth.

“James is a trusted leader within our organization and a fierce advocate for health and well-being. His extensive health care experiences will help Kaiser Permanente deliver on our mission of improving the health of our members and the more than five million residents of Colorado,” said Jandel Allen-Davis, MD, vice president of government, external relations and research, Kaiser Permanente Colorado.

Beaudry has served at Kaiser Permanente Colorado since 2009. In his previous role as the senior director of business operations and strategy, he ensured that the business operations were conducted in a strategically sound, efficient, compliant and fiscally responsible manner.

Before joining Kaiser Permanente, he held a variety of research, programmatic and administrative positions at the University of Colorado School of Medicine for 17 years. His work focused on improving the quality of care provided to individuals in long-term care settings, particularly home health care.

During his tenure at CU School of Medicine, Beaudry served as the program manager for the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Community Engagement Core and Partnership of Academicians and Communities for Translation Council, as well as finance administrator for the overall CCTSI program during the startup period of the PACT grant. A decade in, PACT has become a national model for developing authentic, sustained relationships between health researchers and the communities they hope to serve.

Representing Kaiser Permanente as a council member, he now serves as chair of the PACT Council and is a member of the PACT executive committee. He also serves as a board member for the Colorado Health Institute.

Beaudry earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California at San Diego, and his master’s in business administration from the University of Colorado at Denver, where he received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award and was on the Dean’s list from 2002-05. He is proud to be the first person in his family to attain a college degree.

To learn more about Kaiser Permanente Colorado’s work to improve community health, please visit: KP.org/Share

About Kaiser Permanente Colorado
Kaiser Permanente Colorado is the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, working to improve the lives and health of all Coloradans for 49 years. We are comprised of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado and the Colorado Permanente Medical Group — one of the state’s largest medical groups with more than 1,200 physicians. We provide comprehensive care for our 660,000 Kaiser Permanente Colorado members through 31 medical offices across the state — from Pueblo to Greeley and in Summit and Eagle counties. We are also committed to our social mission and in 2016, proudly directed more than $ 118 million to community benefit programs to improve the health of all Coloradans. For more Kaiser Permanente news, visit kp.org/share or follow us @kpcolorado or like us facebook.com/kpcolorado.

The post James Beaudry to Lead Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit and Relations Team in Colorado appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Share.

rss-feed – Kaiser Permanente Share

NEW PARENT ESSENTIAL UPDATE:

Watch Live as Lindsey Vonn Reveals Who Will Compete for Team USA at the 2018 Olympics

Olympians Lindsey Vonn, Maame Biney, Nathan Chen, David Wise and Jeremy Bloom will take the stage Friday to announce the official 2018 U.S. Olympic team, which will compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea beginning Feb. 9.

Bloom, who competed as both an Olympic skier and a professional football player during his athletic career, will host the Olympic team announcement ceremony, according to a release from the U.S. Olympic Committee. Vonn, a gold-medal-winning downhill skier who will compete in her fourth Olympics this winter, is headlining the event.

The duo will be joined by 17-year-old Biney, who is making her Olympic debut as the first African American woman to qualify for the U.S. speedskating team, and fellow rookie Chen, who has high hopes for the men’s figure skating competition this year. The program will be rounded out by Wise, who became the first-ever Olympic gold medalist in the men’s ski halfpipe in 2014.

Watch a livestream of the ceremony, which begins at 1 p.m. (E.T.) on Friday, in the video below.


Sports – TIME

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

CFDA, Variety and WWD Team Up for ‘Runway to Red Carpet’ Initiative

In time for the height of red carpet season, the triumvirate of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Variety and Women’s Wear Daily are joining forces for the “Runway to Red Carpet” initiative.
WWD and Variety are both owned by Penske Media Corp.
Starting on Feb. 20, American designers, including up-and-comers, will be spotlighted in a by-appointment showcase in the Fred Segal Sunset store in Los Angeles. That same day, “Runway to Red Carpet” will be celebrated at a celebrity-heavy luncheon at Chateau Marmont, where CFDA board member Vera Wang will serve as guest host. The designer will also share the stage with WWD West Coast bureau chief Marcy Medina to give a behind-the-scenes view of all sorts of red-carpet subjects. Wang has dressed numerous VIPs over the years for both red carpet events and weddings, including Meryl Streep at last month’s Golden Globes and Diane Kruger at the Critics’ Choice awards.
A host committee of stylists including Law Roach, Elizabeth Stewart, Cristina Ehrlich and Karla Welch will also attend.
Running through March 3, the day before the Academy Awards, stylists and members of the entertainment industry will be able to schedule appointments in the showroom space. Those looking to dress their clients

Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Read More…
WWDWWD

FASHION TIPS:

Olympic Gymnast Jordyn Wieber Says She Was Also Abused by Team Doctor

Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber is the fourth member of the 2012 Fierce Five to accuse the national team doctor of sexual abuse. Her teammates Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman have all said that they were sexually abused by national team doctor Larry Nassar.

Reading a prepared statement at the sentencing hearing of Nassar in a Lansing, Mich., court, Wieber fought back tears as she delivered a six-minute statement.

Read more: Why It’s a Big Deal That USA Gymnastics Is Cutting Ties With the Karolyi Ranch

Wieber said she began seeing Nassar at age eight, since she grew up in Lansing and Nassar worked at nearby Michigan State University. Over a period of years, through the time Wieber competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London where the women’s squad earned the team gold, Nassar continued to abuse her, convincing her the abuse was medical treatment, Wieber said.

 

Our bodies were all hanging by a thread when we were in London. Who was the doctor that USAG [USA Gymnastics] sent to keep us healthy and help us get through? The doctor that was our abuser. The doctor that is a child molester. Because of my shin, I couldn’t train without being in extreme pain, and it affected the number of routines I could do to prepare before the competition. And, ultimately, it made me feel less prepared than I should have been. I didn’t qualify to the all-around competition, and I went through a dark time right before we won the team gold.

 

Now, I question everything about that injury and the medical treatment I received. Was Larry even doing anything to help my pain? Was I getting the proper medical care, or was he only focused on which one of us he was going to prey on next? What does he think about when he massaged my sore muscles every day? Now I question everything.

 

Wieber, along with her teammates, also criticized USA Gymnastics, the sport’s governing body, for failing to protect her and her teammates, as the abuse happened not only at the training camps but at international competitions as well.

 

To this day, I still don’t know how he could have been allowed to do this for so long. My teammates and I were subjected to his medical care every single month at the national-team training center in Texas. He was the only male allowed to be present in the athlete dorm rooms to do whatever treatments he wanted. He was allowed to treat us in hotel rooms alone without any supervision. He took photos of us during training and whenever else he wanted. Nobody was protecting us from being taken advantage of. Nobody was even concerned whether or not we were being sexually abused. I was not protected, and neither were my teammates.

My parents trusted USA Gymnastics and Larry Nassar to take care of me, and we were betrayed by both. And now the lack of accountability from USAG, USOC and Michigan State have caused me and many other girls to remain shameful, confused and disappointed.

 

USA Gymnastics announced that it would no longer hold monthly training camps at the Karolyi ranch in Houston, Texas, where some of the abuse allegedly occurred. Wieber, who now coaches gymnastics at University of California Los Angeles, called for both USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee to take responsibility for not protecting her and her teammates from Nassar.

And now the people who are responsible need to accept responsibility for the pain they have caused me and the rest of the women who have been abused. Larry Nassar is accountable. USA Gymnastics is accountable. The U.S. Olympic Committee is accountable. My teammates and friends have been through enough, and now it’s time for change because the current and future gymnasts do not deserve to live in anxiety, fear or be unprotected like I was.

 

Sports – TIME

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

A New Team Rises on ‘Arrow’

SPOILER ALERT: This post contains spoilers from the Arrow episode “Divided”. Proceed with caution.

For the first time in six seasons, Arrow has a new team of superheroes. The team, which is comprised of Dinah Drake, Rene Ramirez, and Curtis Holt decided to go on their own after Cayden James threatened them and Oliver spied on them. At the moment, this new team doesn’t have a leader or name — just a mission — take down Cayden James without the help (or hierarchy) of the original Team Arrow. While many heroes have passed through Team Arrow’s ranks, this is the first time a team has left the Arrow cave to form their own group while not forming a spin-off, like the Legends of Tomorrow. How long will this new team last? Let’s take a look at the history of teams on Arrow.

OG Team Arrow


Arrow Team

Oliver Queen has been the leader of Team Arrow since the beginning. The Arrow was, after all, the figurehead of Oliver’s vendetta against the men and women on his father’s list. The role of Team Arrow has changed, however, as more villains have targeted Star City since the List was finished a number of years ago. During this time, the roster of Team Arrow has also changed. First, it was Oliver and his trusty “green hood”. Then it was Oliver and Diggle, his trusty bodyguard. Then it was Felicity, the hacker from Queen Consolidated. For a while Roy Harper was on the team, then Oliver’s sister Thea. Sara Lance was on the team, as the Canary, then her sister Laurel as the Black Canary. Ray Palmer was on the team briefly, as was Artemis and Ragman.

Each of these people served on the team for a specific time and a specific purpose. The newest recruits, Curtis, Rene, and Dinah have been on Team Arrow for over a year. Oliver trained them hard in the early days, but they all found a place on the team. Things were going well for a while until Cayden turned the three seasoned members against the new ones. This is why Curtis, Dinah, and Rene left. Some fans would consider this a good thing. As Oliver said in this week’s episode, this all started with Oliver, Felicity and Diggle — is having Team Arrow only be these three characters — the best thing for Star City?

Meet the New Team


New Team Arrow

In the episode “Divided,” Curtis, Dinah and Rene officially started their own team. While they don’t have a team leader or a name, yet, they do have a base of operations, which Curtis has tech-ed out. Their base in the old HIVE building, an underground bunker somewhere in Star City. Since the team is brand new it’s hard to say how they plan on fighting Cayden James. They will likely duplicate Team Arrow’s strategy: Curtis will be Felicity’s tech support, Rene will be Diggle’s firepower and Dinah will be Oliver’s bow, with her Canary Cry.

What’s interesting is they may not realize how important it is to have someone lead a team. Are they all capable of being leaders? Absolutely. But should one person be responsible for making the tough calls when the team can’t? Most likely. This is what makes Oliver such a strong team leader. Not that he can be cocky or arrogant, but that he knows how to make the tough calls. The same goes for Sara Lance on Legends and Barry on The Flash. Also, will this new team get a name? There are plenty of names from the comics that the show could use. Any theories?

Arrow airs Thursdays at 9PM on The CW.

The post A New Team Rises on ‘Arrow’ appeared first on FANDOM powered by Wikia.

FANDOM powered by Wikia

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE: