Why The United States Will (Or Wont) Win The 2019 Womens World Cup

The United States is once again entering the World Cup as the world’s top-ranked team and the odds-on favorite to win it all, but to do so, the USWNT will have to weave its way through the deepest and most talented field in women’s soccer history. Here’s a look at why the United States will ― or won’t ― win their fourth World Cup title in France, and at a few key players whose performances will determine how far the Americans advance. U.S.-Thailand, Tuesday, June 11 (3 p.m. ET/Fox) U.S.-Sweden, Thursday, June 20 (3 p.m. ET/Fox) who scored six times at the World Cup four years ago, for reinforcements or tactical shifts. Throw in Jessica McDonald, the leading American-born goal …

Trooping the Colour marks Queen’s birthday

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPrince Louis and his siblings joined other members of the Royal Family on the Buckingham Palace balcony The Queen’s official birthday has been marked with the annual Trooping the Colour parade. She was joined by members of her family and thousands of spectators to watch the display in Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall. The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex all attended. The Queen celebrated her 93rd birthday in April. Twins parade together Guardsman first to wear turban at parade Famous names in Queen’s Birthday Honours The Duchess of Sussex made her first appearance in public since giving …

Minneapolis police officer who killed Justine Damond given 12-year jail term

Mohamed Noor, who was convicted in April over death of Australian life coach, apologised in court for taking the life of a perfect person A former Minneapolis police officer convicted of killing the Australian life coach Justine Damond apologized to her family for taking the life of a perfect person, just before a judge rejected defense requests for a light sentence and ordered him to prison for 12 and a half years. Mohamed Noor was convicted in April of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the July 2017 shooting of Damond, who approached his squad car in the alley behind her home after calling 911 to report a possible rape. Noors lawyers had argued for a light sentence, saying sending …

Teenagers held over homophobic attack on two women on London bus

Lesbian couple assaulted by group of young males blame rise of rightwing populism for growth in hate crime The two women left needing hospital treatment after they were attacked on a bus in a homophobic assault have blamed a rise in rightwing populism for growing hate crime and called on people to stand up for each other. Melania Geymonat, 28, and her girlfriend, Chris, 29, defiantly announced they would not be intimidated into hiding their sexuality, days after they said they were attacked by several young men when they refused to kiss upon demand. I was and still am angry. It was scary, but this is not a novel situation, said Chris. Im not scared about being visibly queer. If …

‘The heart is here’: why the Warriors’ success is more bitter than sweet

Although the teams move to San Francisco is only across the Bay, longtime Warriors fans based in Oakland are feeling left behind As fans streamed into the Oracle Arena in Oakland for the third game of the NBA Finals, the excitement for the Golden State Warriors was tinged with melancholy a victory parade that could feel, at times, like a funeral march. In a few weeks, the team will no longer call Oakland home, moving across the Bay to the $1bn Chase Center in San Francisco. The move is only 16 miles by car but for many fans of the Warriors, who have been playing in Oakland for 47 years, it feels much farther representing a betrayal of the city …

Teens graduating in California town nearly destroyed by fire

The school is still standing. But most of the buildings around it were destroyed. The senior class will graduate on the football field, a tradition dating back to at least the mid-1960s. Senior Lilly Rickards says it’s fitting for the senior class to end where they began. Many gathered there Wednesday night to watch the sun set. Former Paradise Mayor Steve “Woody” Culleton said the high school is a community focal point.

Employee called ‘hero’ after saving hot pizza from falling on the ground

Christian Alfaro was working at the local pizza chain in Camarilla, Calif., when he walked behind a coworker just as they were pulling a pizza out of the 500-degree oven. (iStock) However, some of them shame him for not using proper restaurant etiquette, which could have potentially avoided the situation in the first place. “His own fault, didn’t call behind,” one person wrote. “Rule #1 of the kitchen: use safe words like “behind,” “corner” or “swinging”. Both need to be retrained on kitchen safety,” another commented. Some also took issue with the fact that he wasn’t wearing gloves. “Yuck he still touched it,” one wrote. “My guy still handled the Pizza. The bacteria on his hands are now transferred to …

SZA accusation prompts Sephora to close all locations Wednesday for diversity training

(CNN Business)Sephora will close all locations Wednesday to hold diversity training for its staff after R&B singer SZA accused the store of racial profiling in April. Sephora responded to the tweet on May 1 saying, “You are a part of the Sephora family, and we are committed to ensuring every member of our community feels welcome and included at our stores.” In a statement posted to the Sephora Facebook page, the company also announced its new “We Belong to Something Beautiful campaign,” which focuses on inclusion within its staff and toward its customers. Sephora said it “will never stop building a community where diversity is expected, self-expression is honored, all are welcomed, and you are included.” The move toward diversity …

Breakdancing to help mental health fight

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJamie Berry turned to breakdancing as an escape from bullying After years of bullying, when he was just 13 Jamie Berry tried to take his own life. Then Jamie turned to breakdancing – known as breaking – which he says has saved him from suicide numerous times. In Rhondda, he is using breaking to help others in a class which GPs can now refer people to. Public health experts hope community classes like Jamie’s, run by Avant Cymru in Cymmer, could help ease pressure on NHS services. “It’s a way to get the demon off my back and to be free,” he said. Image copyright Huw Dale Photography Image caption Jamie Berry …

Poland Spring water will be sold in recycled bottles

New York (CNN Business)Poland Spring water that is still and under one gallon will be sold in recycled plastic bottles by 2022, Nestl Waters North America shared on Monday. But the commitments aren’t easy to pull off. Recycling infrastructure is more built up in some US cities than others, and rules for what can be recycled differ from place to place. And in order for recyclers to get the materials they need, people have to dispose of their waste correctly. With so many moving parts, companies have to do a lot to make sure they can keep those promises. Nestlé is one company, like several others, that has poured money into the Closed Loop Fund, which invests in recycling technologies. …

Suicide help for families ‘sadly lacking’

“She found it really difficult over the years but she was a survivor and she always seemed to come through.” Despite this, she said the “signs were always there” for the former Ysgol Moelwyn pupil. Male suicide ‘a national emergency’ ‘My father’s suicide was not my fault’ ‘More can be done’ to prevent student suicide in Wales “But I genuinely thought she had got past it,” her mother said. “She had got a place to study nursing, she’d been working full-time in Bristol and she had a house and a mortgage.” However, 7 August last year was the day that changed Ms Roberts’ life forever – when her daughter took her life. She said: “You get a knock on the …

Trump Appears Surprised By Meghan Markle’s ‘Nasty’ Digs About Him

Donald Trump told Meghan Markle had made He also said outgoing Prime Minister Brexit, that he supports controversial right-winger replace her and that, as far as climate change goes, “I can say we have among the cleanest climate in the world right now.”  “misogynistic” and “divisive.” Prince Harry, quipped interviewer Tom Newton Dunn. Markle, who is not meeting with the president during his three-day state visit to London beginning Monday. The Sun reporter chalked it up to “maternity leave.” The president, who’s also taking his adult children and their spouses on the trip, insisted he is “tens of thousands of people protested his visit last year. Police are gearing for a similar response this trip. “I can say we have among …

ICE Deports Lutheran Pastor To Colombia Despite Church’s Protests

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during a Betty Rendón-Madrid, a part-time minister with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and her husband Carlos Hincapie-Giraldo, were both placed on a plane to their native country on Tuesday, according to an ICE spokesperson. The deportation makes it likely that they will be permanently separated from their 26-year-old daughter Paula Hincapie-Rendón, a DACA recipient, according to Bishop Michael Rinehart, leader of the ELCA’s Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod. The Trump administration has “This is our immigration policy at its very worst: separating families, denying asylum to those seeking refuge from violence, and deporting contributing members of our communities with spotless criminal records,” Emaus ELCA The Rev. Betty Rendón-Madrid was a part-time minister at Emaus ELCA in Racine, …

CNN 10 – May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019 Thank you for being a crucial part of our biggest year ever. CNN 10 is set to return on Monday, August 12. WEEKLY NEWSQUIZ Click for a printable version of the Weekly Newsquiz. 1. What international issue was the biggest factor in the decision of British Prime Minister Theresa May to announce her resignation? 2. What U.S. holiday has its roots in a Civil War observance in which Americans would decorate the graves of their loved ones who had died in battle? 3. Bad weather, overcrowding, and inexperienced climbers are three reasons cited for a particularly deadly season at what location? 4. Name two of the six U.S. states mentioned in Wednesday’s show that have been impacted …

2016 Presidential Election Investigation Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at investigations into Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence – On January 13, 2017, the committee announced that it is conducting a probe of Russian meddling. The investigation was sparked by a declassified report from the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) that described a multifaceted effort led by Russian President Vladimir Putin to interfere with the election by releasing damaging information about Clinton to help Trump. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence– On January 25, 2017, the committee announced that it is investigating Russia’s active measures during the presidential campaign as well as the underlying intelligence that led to the DNI’s conclusions about …