Andy Murray advances with Serena Williams but puts singles return on ice

Andy Murray said it is pretty unlikely he will return to singles after he and Serena Williams powered past Fabrice Martin and Raquel Atawo 7-5, 6-3 in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon Do not be mistaken: behind Andy Murrays new smiley on-court demeanour lurks the spirit of a champion. He still yearns to feel the heat of competition at the highest level of mens tennis again and has seen nothing during his time away from the tour to make him think he is incapable of challenging Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. By the same token, however, the former world No 1 acknowledges he has a different perspective on triumph and despair six months after career-saving hip surgery. Murray …

We built this city: the 90-year-olds who made a metropolis

In 1947, 50,000 volunteers helped create Dimitrovgrad, a new city that symbolised the brave new world of communist Bulgaria. Many still live there In her flat overlooking the main square of Dimitrovgrad, 90-year-old Maria Oteva casts her mind back more than seven decades to the foundation of the town in the early years of Bulgarias communist era. Back then, 50,000 volunteers built this city because they believed in something, she says. Nowadays, you wouldnt find 50 people to come and clean up the dirty streets. Oteva was one of those volunteers, aged 17 and eager to build a new socialist Bulgaria after the ravages of the second world war. She had joined the partisan resistance against the Nazi-allied government as …

Adam Sandler Remembers On-Screen Son Cameron Boyce: ‘Loved That Kid’

Adam Sandler memorialized his late co-star Cameron Boyce with a heartbreaking tribute after the 20-year-old actor’s death over the weekend. died in his sleep on Saturday at his Los Angeles home after a seizure due to “an ongoing medical condition,” his family announced in a statement.  In a tweet shared on Sunday, Sandler described the young star as “just the nicest, most talented, and most decent kid around.” “So much more was on the way. All our hearts are broken. Thinking of your amazing family and sending our deepest condolences,” he concluded. Boyce, who was heavily involved in charity work in recent years, talked about giving back and inspiring others to do the same in his final interview just two months before …

How Kate Middleton Honored Princess Diana At Archies Christening

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s newborn son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, scheduling conflict — would certainly wear.  Collingwood Pearl Earrings earrings that Princess Diana wore to Harry’s christening. Getty Images For the christening, Meghan chose a gorgeous white dress by Dior and the same white gold and diamond Galanterie de Cartier earrings she wore on  CHRIS ALLERTON via Getty Images controversial subject for many in Britain. Some argued that the The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were also very private about Archie’s birth. Meghan Kate and William did things a bit differently with their three children, George, Charlotte and Louis. They introduced their newborns to the world The main difference between the two situations is that William and George are both …

Eric Swalwell Exits 2020 Presidential Race

Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) is dropping out of the three-month campaign that failed to gain traction in a field of Speaking from a union hall outside San Francisco on Monday, Swalwell thanked his staff, supporters and family for their efforts, saying he’ll shift his focus to running for reelection to the House. As one of the youngest But the moment was overshadowed by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who  Swalwell also was overshadowed by other younger faces in the race, particularly Pete Buttigieg, 37. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has During his brief run, Swalwell tried to Swalwell declined to endorse another candidate, but did offer some thoughts on what he thought it would take to successfully debate President Donald Trump …

Starbucks Apologizes After 6 Police Officers Were Asked To Leave An Arizona Store

Starbucks has issued an apology after six police officers were asked to leave one of its stores in Tempe, Arizona, on July 4 because a customer complained of not feeling “safe” with them there. The barista told the officers that the unidentified customer “did not feel safe” in their presence, the police union said in a statement on Twitter. SOPA Images via Getty Images Starbucks on “When those officers entered the store and a customer raised a concern over their presence, they should have been welcomed and treated with dignity and the utmost respect by our partners (employees). Instead, they were made to feel unwelcome and disrespected, which is completely unacceptable,” said Rossann Williams, Starbucks’ executive vice president and president …

Stadium Erupts In ‘Equal Pay’ Chants As Team USA Wins 2019 World Cup

equal pay following the U.S. women’s national soccer team’s victory.   The difference between prize money for men and women is stark. This year’s Women’s World Cup has $30 million in prize money available, Videos show fans in the stadium chanting “equal pay” as Infantino and French President Emmanuel Macron walk onto the field for the postgame ceremonies.  a $15 million increase ― but it also added another $40 million to the prize money available for men,  FIFA is not the only soccer organization that fails to compensate women equally. Last week, more than “These disparities are particularly questionable given that U.S. women’s games generated RELATED COVERAGE It's Time For Women's Soccer To Break Away From FIFA Download Join HuffPost Plus Original …

Disney Unveils First Look At ‘Mulan’ Live-Action Remake

Mulan” is set to hit the big screen once again, this time in a live-action version. Disney dropped its teaser for the remake of the 1998 animated film. It features Liu Yifei as the warrior heroine who, in disguise, joins the Chinese military to spare her father from serving. Deadline reported. according to The Hollywood Reporter. The role is an apparent departure from the original flick’s bad guy, Shan Yu, who led the Hun army invasion. “Mulan” will make its debut on March 27, 2020. Eugene Lee Yang of 'The Try Guys' Explains How 'Mulan' Helped Him Come Out Shang Might Not Be In Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan,' And People Aren't Taking It Well REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help …

Senior officer accuses Met of discrimination

Ms Sandhu, who is of Indian heritage, is one of a very small number of female Asian police officers at senior levels across England and Wales. Last year, there were six Asian chief superintendents and three officers at a higher rank; most of them were male. ‘Denied opportunities’ The 54-year-old, who joined the Met in 1989, claims she would have progressed faster and further had she not been discriminated against over many years. Ms Sandhu is being backed by the Metropolitan Black Police Association, which says it is concerned about the lack of senior female ethnic minority officers. Mick Creedon, the former chief constable of Derbyshire Police, who acted as her mentor and submitted a statement to the misconduct inquiry, …

Baby Archie christened at Windsor

A full list of the 25 guests has not been made public, but Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale – the sisters of Prince Harry’s mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales – were pictured in an official photograph taken at the christening. A Royal Communications spokesperson said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to share the happiness of this day, and would like to thank everyone around the world for their ongoing support. “They feel so fortunate to have enjoyed this special moment with family and Archie’s godparents.” What do we know about Archie’s christening? The royal couple opted to exclude the press and the public from the day and chose not to reveal the names …

Sophie Turner Defends Alex Morgans Tea-Sipping Goal Celebration

Sophie Turner defended “Unfortunately the U.K. women’s football team lost at the World Cup, and of course, I’m incredibly sad and incredibly proud of that team. But I am so honored that we lost to such an incredible team, the U.S. women’s football team,” Turner said in a series of videos posted to Instagram Friday. “Alex Morgan, all those haters that are saying that this was disrespectful — I’m honored that you thought of me.” “It wasn’t a hit to England in any way,” Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

4,500 jobs at risk as William Hill axes 700 stores

Which betting shops are affected? We don’t know yet. William Hill will not be revealing which stores will close until later this year. However, staff at the shops were told about the decision earlier this week. What are fixed-odds betting terminals? Gambling firms pledge £60m to help addicts The government cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs), which had previously been £100, because of widespread concern that players were able to lose large amounts of money in a short space of time. These are electronic gaming machines that allow players to bet on the outcome of various simulated games and events, such as roulette, blackjack, bingo and horse races. In its annual report, published in March, William Hill …

Woman Accused Of Taking Husband’s Guns Will Face Misdemeanor Charge

removing her husband’s guns from his home and bringing them to police.  “This is a case of a highly contested divorce action that has escalated to the point of both the husband and the wife being charged with crimes,” he said on Wednesday at a press conference. “Mrs. Irby is a victim of domestic violence, but that does not excuse her from trespassing and making a property grab while her husband is in jail.” Joseph Irby, her estranged husband, is facing a felony charge of aggravated battery.  The following day, Taylor Irby testified at a court hearing in her husband’s case. ASSOCIATED PRESS While Joseph Irby spent one night in jail, Taylor Irby spent five nights before being released from …

Trump Administration Seeking ‘Path Forward’ To Add Citizenship Question To Census

After Trump’s announcement, made in a defiant Twitter post, a senior U.S. Justice Department lawyer told a Maryland-based federal judge overseeing litigation in the matter that the administration was seeking a “path forward” to add a citizenship question after the Supreme Court last Thursday blocked it. Trump’s Twitter post prompted two federal judges in Maryland and New York to ask the Justice Department to clarify the administration’s position. “The News Reports about the Department of Commerce dropping its quest to put the Citizenship Question on the Census is incorrect or, to state it differently, FAKE! We are absolutely moving forward, as we must, because of the importance of the answer to this question,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “We at the Department of Justice have …

CNN Fact-Checker Points Out This Telltale Sign When Donald Trump Lies

Donald Trump is about to tell a tall tale. Brooke Baldwin that Trump is usually about to lie “if he tells a story in which someone calls him “sir.” Twitter making it harder to follow him, in an interview with Fox News’ Trump told Carlson: “‘Sir’ equals untruth,” Baldwin responded to Dale’s point. The Washington Post last year how “you can almost sense when a lie is coming” after listening to Trump “long enough.”  Check out the segment here: RELATED… Washington Post Issues Warning About Trump's Fourth Of July Bash Twitter Has Field Day With Sarah Huckabee Sanders' Book News Megan Rapinoe's World Cup Goal Celebration Is Now A Trump-Trolling Meme REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more …