Tuesday, March 21

Author: Fredda Peterson

Will UEFA And The FA Be Selling Women’s Football Shorts From Here On Out?
Sports

Will UEFA And The FA Be Selling Women’s Football Shorts From Here On Out?

Attendances in women's football have risen dramatically. In 2019, the Camp Nou had a record attendance for a women's football match with 91,648 fans watching Barcelona take on VfL Wolfsberg; England set a record for the highest attendance at a Lionesses' home fixture in 2019 when 77,768 fans watched the team play Newcastle United; and Newcastle United set a record for its first game at St James' Park with 22,134 watching its match in the fourth-tier of English women's football. The demand for European women's football has never been higher, which is why eyebrows were raised over stadiums that have been selected to host the Women's European Championship currently taking place in England. Pundits contend that the English Football Association (FA) and UEFA, European football's administerin...
For The First Time In 20 Years, The Euro And The US Dollar Are In Line.
Business

For The First Time In 20 Years, The Euro And The US Dollar Are In Line.

For the first time in two decades, the exchange rate between the euro (EUR) and the US dollar has reached parity, with the exchange rate of the two currencies equal to each other. On Tuesday, the euro reached $1, which resulted in 12% worth of growth since the beginning of the year. The fears of recession in Europe are fueled by high inflation rates and energy supply uncertainty caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Because of the war in Ukraine, the European Union has attempted to reduce its dependence on Russian oil and gas. However, Russia has throttled back gas supplies to some EU countries and recently cut the flow in the Nord Stream pipeline to Germany by 60%. Now that critical piece of gas import infrastructure in Europe has been shut down for scheduled maintenance due to last ...
Sports

Rafael Nadal Rallied To Advance To The Semifinals At Wimbledon In Pursuit Of His 23rd Grand Slam Title.

On Wednesday, twenty-two-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal outlasted eleventh seed Taylor Fritz, 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 7-6 (10-4) in a five-set thriller on Centre Court at Wimbledon. The Spaniard took the first set 6-3 with a break of serve early in the game, but Fritz responded and reeled off five successive games to take the first set 6-3. With Fritz up 4-3 in the second set, a trainer was called onto the court to evaluate the two-time Wimbledon champ. He eventually used a medical timeout and left the court for treatment. Despite those difficulties, Nadal roared back to win the second as he broke in the final game to win 7-5, tying the affair at one set each. After winning the third set 6-3, Fritz was on the brink of victory by taking a 5-4 lead in the fourth set, with Nadal serving to ...
James Caan, Actor Known For Starring In Russell’s “The Godfather” And 2011’s “Cinderella Man,” Has Died At The Age Of 82.
Entertainment

James Caan, Actor Known For Starring In Russell’s “The Godfather” And 2011’s “Cinderella Man,” Has Died At The Age Of 82.

James Caan, the American actor known for his roles as "The Godfather," "Misery" and "Elf," died , his family verified on his verified Twitter account. He was 82. The family of Jimmy Caan confirmed the actor's death in a statement on July 7. "The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time," they said, without disclosing a cause of death. Caan first found fame playing Chicago Bears halfback Brian Piccolo in "Brian's Song," a widely seen 1971 TV movie. The tear-jerking film chronicled Piccolo's real-life battle with terminal cancer, drawing praise for its treatment of the interracial friendship between Piccolo and a Black teammate, Gale Sayers. Caan became a big star thanks to his lea...
Coco Gauff Lost Wimbledon To The National Tennis Player Amanda Anisimova.
Sports

Coco Gauff Lost Wimbledon To The National Tennis Player Amanda Anisimova.

A highly emotional Amanda Anisimova got the better of her southpaw opponent Coco Gauff during singles on Centre Court on Saturday. The two Americans battled in a high-quality matchup; Anisimova won, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 6-1. Anisimova, who had never played on the center court at Wimbledon, said after her win: "It's just a huge privilege to play on this court playing Coco. Winning is so special, especially in front of a full crowd -- you guys were amazing." Gauff, who had won the first set 6-3, led 2-1 in the second before Anisimova settled into the match -- it was the first time she had played a match on the main court at Wimbledon. By the end of the set, both players were separated by a tiebreak which Gauff managed to win before momentum swung back in favor of Anisimova. Gauff's first se...
The London Pride Celebration Kicked Off With An Extravagant Queer Ball At Koko.
Fashion

The London Pride Celebration Kicked Off With An Extravagant Queer Ball At Koko.

As London welcomes the 50th anniversary of Pride, Camden will host a reimagined Koko in Camden, serving as the venue for the inaugural "Ciroc Iconic Ball," staged in support of Not A Phase, which brings together people of all genders and orientations to provide safe spaces. In the ballroom community, five iconic house mothers—Sinia Alaia, Devine Gucci, Stasha Sanchez, Jusss Kelly and Lola Gucci—led performers in five different categories at Koko in an evening of celebrations and fantastical fashion. The categories were inspired by five decades of Pride: 1970s Vogue, 1980s Fashion Bazaar, 1990s Face, 2000s Best Dressed and 2010s Runway. Participants were judged on their costumes' creativity and adherence to each decade's aesthetic. Karteer, JJ Prodigy, Jozea, Kyle London and Ed Montero e...
International Women’s Rugby League Matches Have Banned Transgender Women.
Sports

International Women’s Rugby League Matches Have Banned Transgender Women.

The dispute resolution organization for rugby league has prohibited transgender women from participating in women's international matches until further notice. The International Rugby League has joined other sports organizations in restricting male-to-female transgender athletes from competing in women's divisions, including the International Swimming Federation (FINA) and the International Cycling Union (UCI). In a statement, the IRL said it is "continuing work to review and update rules" and will "seek to use the upcoming World Cup to help develop a comprehensive inclusion policy." The transition policy is not in effect for the Women's Rugby League World Cup, which begins in England on October 15. "Until further research is completed to enable the IRL to implement a formal transgen...
Kim Keeps Her Fashion Superhero Appearance Coming.
Fashion

Kim Keeps Her Fashion Superhero Appearance Coming.

Kim Kardashian is known for setting the internet ablaze with her fashion choices. But many of the outfits that cause the most controversy are ones that feel more appropriate for a Marvel movie than real life, such as her viral masked moment at the 2021 Met Gala, when she showed up in a black Balenciaga leather trench and bug-eyed shades. This week, Kardashian was spotted in two looks fit for a stylish blockbuster heroine. The first outfit included a black figure-hugging bodysuit, black Knife boots, black cat-eye shades, and a silver diamanté Le Cagole bag (all by her favourite brand, Balenciaga). Later that day, Kim opted for red, white and blue pantaboots, a white cropped T-shirt and black wraparound sunglasses. Again it was all Balenciaga everything. It's clear that the Skims found...
Hong Kong Bid Farewell To Jumbo Kingdom, The World’s Largest Floating Restaurant.
Travel

Hong Kong Bid Farewell To Jumbo Kingdom, The World’s Largest Floating Restaurant.

At about 7 a.m. on June 14, a dozen tugboats arrived at the Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter's southwest bay to tow away Jumbo Kingdom seafood restaurant in Hong Kong. Locals gathered along the waterfront to give the restaurant its final farewell. Estimating around 260 feet in length, the goliath three-story Jumbo Floating Restaurant was well known for its colossal green and red neon sign perusing "foon ying gwong lam," Chinese for "welcome." In its prime, it was important for the biggest drifting eatery on the planet. For almost 50 years, it was the fundamental boat of Jumbo Kingdom, which likewise incorporated the more seasoned and more modest sister eatery boat Tai Pak (tracing all the way back to 1952), a flatboat for fish tanks, a 130-foot-long kitchen boat and eight little ships to shi...
Taking A Draining Putt At The US Open, A Golf Player Became Annoyed.
Sports

Taking A Draining Putt At The US Open, A Golf Player Became Annoyed.

Two-time Major tournament winner Justin Thomas has had many happy Saturdays playing golf. The third round at the 2022 US Open is unlikely to rank among the others. The writing was perhaps on the wall before the first over of Justin's day at Edgewood. Thomas' opening drive was called out by mistake, which prompted a bemused reaction from the American. Following a solid start of three consecutive pars, confusion made way for fury at the fourth hole when his tee shot landed in a drain in the center of the fairway. Not afforded a drop, he proceeded to play his ball as it lay, with his errant shot sailing into a bunker well short of the green. Looking down at the drain in disgust before his ball had even landed, Thomas could be heard saying on Sky Sports' broadcast: "That's what pisses me of...