When ‘Puppy Mill Rescue’ Blurs The Line Between Saving And Selling Dogs

After the video played, Strader walked to center stage and talked about how her visit to the dog auction where she bought Lily seven years earlier had changed her life. She described her first sight of Lily and dozens of other dogs, how she was left speechless at their living conditions, how she sank to the ground in tears. During those first moments at the auction, she said, she decided to found a new kind of dog rescue organization — one that would take dogs from “puppy mill” breeders like Lily’s and offer them for adoption to loving homes. In the 12 years since she attended the Missouri auction, Strader has built a nonprofit empire. The organization she founded, National …

Instagram launched long-form video last year. Is anyone watching?

Anaheim, California (CNN Business)Instagram just wanted to be a little more like YouTube. But despite two splashy launch events a year ago and the promise of a Kardashian, its long-form video feature IGTV has had trouble taking off. The feature is a hub for longer videos on Instagram, found by tapping the tiny icon of a TV at the top of the app. While anyone can use the feature, it’s primarily aimed at celebrities and people who make a living from social media. You must have 10,000 followers or more to post videos up to an hour long on IGTV, while regular users can only post videos that are up to 10 minutes. “It’s very early [for IGTV], and in …

Boy cleared of murdering teenage friend

Following the verdict, Yousef’s father Ghaleb Makki exploded in anger and the judge, Mr Justice Bryan, cleared the courtroom. Mr Makki swore and shouted: “Where’s the justice for my son? Where’s the justice?” Yousef, from a single-parent Anglo-Lebanese family from Burnage, south Manchester, had won a scholarship to the prestigious £12,000-a-year school. He was stabbed in the village, which is popular with footballers and celebrities. A second teenager, also 17 and referred to as Boy B, was found not guilty of both perverting the course of justice and conspiracy to rob. Both boys were also cleared of conspiracy to commit robbery in the lead-up to Yousef’s death. Related Topics Cheshire Manchester Hale Original Article : HERE ; Curated & posted …

Jeffrey Epstein Violated Sex Offender Check-In Order 34 Times: Report

Jeffrey Epstein was supposed to check in with New York City police officers every 90 days since he was registered as a New York Post report.  charged Monday in an indictment alleging child sex trafficking involving dozens of girls ― should have reported in person to the The NYPD reportedly maintains that Epstein didn’t have to follow the check-in requirement because his primary residence was on a private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. But state Supreme Court Justice Ruth Pickholz rejected that very argument during a hearing in 2011, when the check-in requirement was set. Epstein did not give up his New York home. As part of the new indictment against him, federal prosecutors say they intend to seize …

Worried about YouTube policies, creators look for new ways to bring in money

Anaheim, California (CNN Business)Samery Moras is a 27-year-old six-time Taekwondo US National Champion. Moras is not alone. While many YouTube stars with big audiences can make a living just from the ads running on their videos and other YouTube offerings, in recent years online content creators have been increasingly looking to other ways to make money and build a brand around their personality outside of YouTube. That includes creating their own fashion lines, working with companies on sponsored content, going on tour to meet fans, launching a podcast and using virtual “tip jars” from startup Patreon, where their followers can give them money in exchange for perks, like early access to videos and merchandise. Many creators are worried that an …

Epstein’s friends are a stunning array of the rich, powerful and famous

(CNN)The billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest on new charges of sex trafficking (he has pleaded not guilty) has focused national interest on his wide circle of powerful associates. For decades, Epstein cultivated an East Coast axis of elites, assembling an impressive roster of associations that range from the headmaster of a prestigious private school to President Donald Trump. Reporter on Acosta: Lots of excuses, but no apologies According to a statement issued by Clinton’s office, the former president’s dealings with Epstein seem to have begun and ended between 2002 and “well over a decade ago.” Trump has known Epstein since the mid-1980s. In 2002 he told New York Magazine that Epstein was a “terrific guy” and said “He’s a lot of …

Mindy Kaling Flaunts Beach Body: ‘You Dont Have To Be A Size 0’ To Wear A Bikini

Mindy Kaling celebrated the “[I don’t know] who needs to hear this but… WEAR A BIKINI IF YOU WANT TO WEAR A BIKINI. You don’t have to be a size 0,” the actress wrote in an Instagram post this weekend alongside photos of her rocking some bright high-waisted bikinis. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) on Jul 5, 2019 at 3:42pm PDT “What I was struck about Hawaii is that everyone wears bikinis. It does not matter what your body type is ― you rock a bikini because you’re in Hawaii,” Kaling said. “And there’s so much body positivity there that I ― who was always shy about my body ― would wear bikinis.” …

Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce dies at age 20

(CNN)Actor Cameron Boyce, who starred in the Disney Channel’s television shows and series, has died at age 20. “He was an incredibly talented performer, a remarkably caring and thoughtful person and, above all else, he was a loving and dedicated son, brother, grandson and friend. We offer our deepest condolences to his family, castmates and colleagues and join his many millions of fans in grieving his untimely passing. He will be dearly missed.” A veteran actor at 19 Boyce was born and raised in Los Angeles, and was dubbed an old soul by those who knew him, according to Disney Channels’ biography of him. “His love of performing began in a dance studio, which then transitioned him into commercials, and …

Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff: ‘Cool that Michelle Obama knows I exist’

(CNN)The world of Cori “Coco” Gauff — the player taking Wimbledon by storm — has entered a different stratosphere after a life changing first week at the grass court grand slam. Williams had spoke glowingly of Gauff before Wimbledon started — “she is a great girl” the 23-time grand slam winner uttered last weekend — and wasn’t about to change her mind even though the teenager who has morphed from junior prodigy to star via the backroads of qualifying ousted her older sister Venus in the opening round. “I think there are some 15-year-olds, like me, who wouldn’t know what to do at Wimbledon,” Serena told reporters after reaching the fourth round with her most dominant display of the fortnight …

Mariah Carey Just Won The Bottle Cap Challenge — With Her Voice

Mariah Carey showed off her black-belt voice in the viral Following a run of social media videos featuring celebrities Even though it looks like the video had some editing help, Mimi’s kick of humor earned her major props on View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey) on Jul 7, 2019 at 9:00am PDT And feet down, too. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jason Statham (@jasonstatham) on Jul 1, 2019 at 9:09am PDT RELATED… Mariah Carey Wears Fishnets, Heels At The Gym Because She's Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Birthday Cake Request Goes Awry After Hilarious Misunderstanding 13 Times Mariah Carey Shattered The Definition Of Extra REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help …

Trump’s Fourth Of July Bash Goes Viral On Twitter For A Reason He Will Hate

Donald Trump is giddy with excitement about his hijacking of the Fourth of July celebrations in Washington D.C., which will on Thursday see warplanes flying overhead and tanks stationed on the streets of the capital. Celebrities, lawmakers and thousands of other folks on Twitter made multiple boycott-themed hashtags trend as they called on people to ignore the event. the multi-million dollar cost of the party could be spent on. Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

15-year-old Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff extends remarkable run at Wimbledon

Wimbledon (CNN)Even a late change of location Wednesday couldn’t halt the momentum of Cori Gauff, the teenager making history virtually every time she steps onto Wimbledon’s fabled grass. The 30-year-old Slovak’s ranking might have slipped to 139th in the world, but in 2017, she found herself in the last four at Wimbledon. “I don’t even know how I played, if I played better or not,” Gauff said. “I like to say maybe I played a little better.” “Amazing” was how the USTA’s general manager of player development, Martin Blackman, summed up her performance. “After she had a huge win like she had in the first round, to come back with that much poise against a woman who got to the …

Man charged in capital murder of 7-year-old released on bond

Eric Black Jr, 20, charged in the capital murder of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, has been released on bond. (Harris County Sheriff Office) “I am grateful to our dedicated investigators, the partner law enforcement agencies that provided vital assistance, and tipsters from across the nation who pulled together to support our work to get justice for Jazmine,” Gonzalez said after the suspects were arrested. “Our work is not finished, but I believe the people of Harris County can take comfort in knowing we have made great progress.” On December 30, 2018, Jazmine’s mother was driving her four daughters on a Houston Feeder road at roughly 6:50 a.m., when their vehicle was fired upon by another driver. Jazmine was killed and her mother, LaPorsha …

Donnie Yen Destroys #BottleCapChallenge While Blindfolded Because He’s Donnie Yen

Ip Man.  Donnie Yen, a martial arts icon who’s best known for portraying the legendary Wing Chun master and teacher of Bruce Lee, just participated in the #BottleCapChallenge — and killed it. Of course, Yen gracefully and successfully did so. Blindfolded.  Sorcery.  So Yen has won the game. Everyone else can go home.  REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.

Paul McCartney reveals he cried for a year after wife Lindas death: It seemed the only thing to do

BERLIN, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 3: Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney pose at a photocall at the Olympic Stadium on September 3rd, 1993 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns) (Getty) McCartney, 77, also tragically lost his mother, Mary McCartney to breast cancer in 1956 – she was 47-years-old and he was just 14 at the time of her death. He would lament the death of his mother in his conversation with the British news outlet. PAUL MCCARTNEY REVEALS NEW SONG ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE IS DIRECTED AT DONALD TRUMP “Both my mum and Linda died of breast cancer. We had no idea what my mum had died of because no-one talked about it. She just died,” McCartney said of losing his …

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas share a first glimpse inside their second wedding

(CNN)It was the second wedding for Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner. And now we have a first glimpse of their ceremony in France. Mr and Mrs Jonas A post shared by Sophie Turner (@sophiet) on Jul 3, 2019 at 8:34pm PDT Absolut beauty @sophiet A post shared by 🆖 (@nicolasghesquiere) on Jul 3, 2019 at 6:55pm PDT The couple’s second wedding Saturday was at the picturesque Château de Martinay in Carpentras, France, according to Elle. They were joined by the groom’s famous brothers and their spouses, including Nick Jonas and his wife, Priyanka Chopra. In May, they got married in a surprise Las Vegas ceremony to make it legal before their French celebrations. Original Article : HERE ; This post …