Documentary follows Pastafarians as they strain for recognition

Film-maker has spent three years showing how the colander-wearing religion is more than a joke Some time next year, the European court of human rights will decide on the case of a Dutch woman who feels unfairly treated because her countrys highest court has told her she cannot wear a plastic colander on her head for her ID photo. It may combine Mienke de Wildes plea with that of an Austrian former MP, documentary, I, Pastafari, about the worlds fastest-growing faith premieres in the US in October. All in all, it is shaping up to be quite a big few months for the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, whose believers wear strainers on their heads in homage to their …

Tyson Fury defeats Otto Wallin in brutal Las Vegas fight

(CNN)Tyson Fury took down the previously undefeated Otto Wallin in their heavyweight boxing fight Saturday night. “I did everything I could. I tried my best. Tyson is a great champion,” Wallin said. Fury, from the United Kingdom, is considered the lineal heavyweight champion after beating undisputed champion Wladimir Klitchko in 2015. After tonight’s victory, the 6-foot-9 Fury called out WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, whom he wants to challenge in a rematch with next year. Original Article : HERE ;

Antonio Brown Makes Patriots Debut Days After Woman Accuses Him Of Sexual Assault

accusing him of rape and sexual assault. But Brown, who controversial release from the Oakland Raiders, was anything but sidelined. He The Patriots bested the Dolphins 43-0. The Patriots said in a statement that it takes allegations of sexual assault “very seriously” but said it would not offer further comment until the NFL concludes its probe into the case. scheduled to meet with NFL investigators this week.  Brown has vehemently denied Taylor’s accusations. His attorney Darren Heitner Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ;

We forget they are human Guardiola defends players after Norwich defeat

Manchester Citys manager, Pep Guardiola, refused to criticise his players after their 3-2 defeat by Norwich, saying that sometimes we forget they are human Pep Guardiola could only put his hands up after Norwich Original Article : HERE ;

How the Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees injuries will shake up the NFL

The injuries to the Steelers and Saints franchise quarterbacks have dramatically transformed the AFC and NFC playoff pictures When Jon Gruden was still an ESPN broadcaster and not a sentient meme, he would attend team practices across the league. He did so with the sole focus of studying how different teams prepared and developed their quarterbacks. Before a Colts Monday night game, Gruden was struck by how then-Indianapolis quarterback and future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning took each snap in practice. Curious, Gruden sidled up to the offensive coordinator Tom Moore and asked him why the Colts didnt rotate the snaps to prepare Mannings backup, as is custom. Fellas, if 18 goes down, were fucked, Moore replied. And we dont …

How the Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees injuries will shake up the NFL

The injuries to the Steelers and Saints franchise quarterbacks have dramatically transformed the AFC and NFC playoff pictures When Jon Gruden was still an ESPN broadcaster and not a sentient meme, he would attend team practices across the league. He did so with the sole focus of studying how different teams prepared and developed their quarterbacks. Before a Colts Monday night game, Gruden was struck by how then-Indianapolis quarterback and future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning took each snap in practice. Curious, Gruden sidled up to the offensive coordinator Tom Moore and asked him why the Colts didnt rotate the snaps to prepare Mannings backup, as is custom. Fellas, if 18 goes down, were fucked, Moore replied. And we dont …

How the Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees injuries will shake up the NFL

The injuries to the Steelers and Saints franchise quarterbacks have dramatically transformed the AFC and NFC playoff pictures When Jon Gruden was still an ESPN broadcaster and not a sentient meme, he would attend team practices across the league. He did so with the sole focus of studying how different teams prepared and developed their quarterbacks. Before a Colts Monday night game, Gruden was struck by how then-Indianapolis quarterback and future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning took each snap in practice. Curious, Gruden sidled up to the offensive coordinator Tom Moore and asked him why the Colts didnt rotate the snaps to prepare Mannings backup, as is custom. Fellas, if 18 goes down, were fucked, Moore replied. And we dont …

‘Some days I hate the NBA’: Kevin Durant reflects on relationship with basketball

Kevin Durant, one of the NBAs best and most polarizing players has spoken about his ambivalent feelings towards the league Kevin Durant, one of the NBAs best and most polarizing players has spoken about his ambivalent feelings towards the league. The 30-year-old left the Golden State Warriors this summer after his attempts to lead them to a third successive NBA title Durant told the Journal. People making videos in front of my house and burning my jerseys and calling me all types of crazy names. He also says he was frozen out by Thunder staff members after leaving the team. I eventually wanted to come back to that city and be part of that community and organization, but I dont …

HIV stigma: ‘Why Gareth’s example is important’

He’s said he now wants to show that people with HIV are misrepresented. “Anyone who speaks publicly about living with HIV is incredible and wants to achieve the same thing,” says George. “They want people who are living with HIV to live truthfully and authentically. “The stigma still does exist. And I think it takes people like Gareth to battle and remove that stigma.” Image caption Gareth Thomas is taking part in an Ironman challenge as a way of demonstrating his physical and mental strength “I’ve been refused two tattoos and refused a piercing just based on my HIV status,” says George, who studies in Birmingham. “Every person living with HIV will experience negative things, but it’s just about pushing …

Forget Brexit – what else does Cameron’s book tell us?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The former PM avoided expulsion from Eton College over drug use Mr Cameron said he and two friends would take one of the Berkshire school’s rowing boats to Queen’s Eyot island in the middle of The Thames to smoke joints, spending the afternoon “gently off our heads”. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Cameron would regularly discuss gay marriage with his wife Samantha The former PM writes in his memoirs that his wife had helped convince him to come out in support of gay marriage – an issue he would “worry and even wobble over”. He said Samantha Cameron would argue: “It’s not going to make me feel any less married if two …

The hidden dangers of magnet fishing

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMagnet fishing: England rugby star James Haskell’s unusual hobby Incidents like this are now a frequent consequence of magnet fishing, which involves dangling a magnet attached to a rope into water to locate metallic finds. It has found popularity on social media, in particular, YouTube, where there are more than 500,000 results relating to the hobby. Enthusiasts point to two factors for its appeal. Firstly, unlike traditional angling, you rarely go home empty-handed. Secondly, there is the mystery of the unknown. Both of these appear to outweigh the dangers. Grenades, like the one found in July in Lancashire for example, are regularly turned up. Some catches can be even more alarming – …

The Haka: What it means and how it’s performed

(CNN)It’s what representing their country is all about — walking out in New Zealand’s All Blacks jersey, facing their opposition, and delivering a spine-tingling, hair-raising Haka before the whistle blows for kick-off. “This is who we are. Obviously it comes from a Maori background but I think it also resonates with all Kiwis.” Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, features, and videos Hakas were performed across the country in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings as a way of unifying people at times of grief. There are many different types of Haka, and the All Blacks, arguably the world’s most prolific sports team, perform their own before each game. “It gets your blood boiling and that’s what you look forward …

FIFA must act after death of Iran’s ‘Blue Girl,’ says activist

(CNN)An Iranian activist is lashing out at FIFA following the death of a female fan who set herself on fire after she was denied access to a soccer stadium in Tehran. Dubbed the “Blue Girl” on social media, after the colors of her favorite Iranian soccer team, Esteghlal, Khodayari, was charged with “‘openly committing a sinful act by “appearing in public without a hijab’” when she attempted to enter a stadium “dressed as a man” in March, according to human rights group Amnesty International. Khodayari appeared in a Tehran court last week. When the case was adjourned, she poured gasoline over herself and set herself on fire. She died on Monday September 9. Khodayari was suffering from bipolar disorder and …

Retailers shut 2,870 stores in first half of 2019

Green secures rescue for Topshop empire Debenhams creditors back turnaround plan Lisa Hooker, consumer markets leader at PwC, said: “The decline in store numbers in the first half of 2019 shows that there’s been no let-up in the changing ways that people shop and the cost pressures affecting High Street operators.” She said retailers had to invest more in making stores “relevant to today’s consumers”, but added that “new and different types of operators” needed encouragement to fill vacant space. According to PwC, 1,634 stores opened in the six months to the end of June – a 4% increase on the same period last year – while 2,868 stores shut. The data looks at retail chains with more than five …

The Dolphins are built to lose. And it looks like their players hate it

Miami are taking a leaf from the Cleveland Browns playbook and are building for the future. But some of their players are understandably annoyed Week one of Miamis 2019 Tankapalooza was either a rousing success or an epic fail, depending on your perspective. The Dolphins were hammered by the Baltimore Ravens 59-10 in their season opener. It is hard to be this bad. The Ravens racked up 643 total yards, with the Dolphins gifting 64 of them on nine penalties. In a two-decade franchise run of stanky football, this was the stankiest. Some of the problems can be excused: nearly two-thirds of the Dolphins roster is made up of new players, and they have a fresh-faced coaching staff. Brian Flores …