This is a blog post I’ve been looking forward to writing for some time now.Today I’m pleased to share the launch of our redesigned Network for Good website featuring a fresh new look that highlights our best resources and pulls them into one central location. You can now visit www.networkforgood.com to access (and search) all of our content, including our webinars, guides and templates, The Nonprofit Marketing Blog, and Fundraising 123 articles. You can also find updated information on Network for Good’s fundraising products and services and learn how to improve your strategy for connecting with individual donors.A big thanks to the amazing team here at Network for Good, who imagined, designed, built, and launched the site in record time. Our appreciation also goes out to our many advisors and testers (including our customers, partners, readers, and sector experts) who helped us refine our approach over the last several weeks.We’re excited about our new site, and we hope you find it easier to navigate and more useful than ever. I’d love to hear what you think—drop me a line and let me know your questions and feedback.
Matteo Guendouzi says Arsenal have improved too much over the last year to suffer a repeat of last season’s 5-1 thrashing by Liverpool.The Gunners travel to Anfield in Saturday’s late kick-off with six points from two Premier League games, new signings bedding in well and a sense of optimism around Unai Emery’s side.In last season’s fixture, Ainsley Maitland-Niles gave Arsenal an early lead on Merseyside but a hat-trick from Roberto Firmino, plus goals from strike partners Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, handed them their worst defeat of the season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The 20-year-old French midfielder isn’t expecting an easy game at all, but he is confident in his team-mates’ ability to rise to the challenge before them.”Last year was not our finest hour but it’s very different to last season, it’s a new game and new team so I don’t see why it would be the same result,” Guendouzi told Sky Sports. Based in the UK? Grab a Sky Sports Day Pass for just £8.99!”We’ve had a much better start as well – last year we started with two losses but this year we are already six points up.”We have a better team overall and we’re feeling good about ourselves, we have a good team and we believe in ourselves.”I know we can do really well, we are going there to win and I believe we can beat any Premier League side.”Guendouzi, now in his second season in North London, has played 90 minutes in both of Arsenal’s games so far this season, narrow wins over Newcastle and Burnley.New signings Dani Ceballos and David Luiz impressed on their club debuts against the Clarets, while it is thought that record transfer Nicolas Pepe could be in line for a first start against Liverpool.Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac are also due to return to the squad after their security issues, meaning Arsenal still have plenty of room to improve from their solid start – though Shkodran Mustafi and Mohamed Elneny have been told they can leave.”David Luiz brings a lot of experience and is a very comprehensive defender,” Guendouzi added.”Ceballos is a very technical player and played excellently against Burnley, while Pepe is a player I know well from France.”I think all three bring a lot of strength and positive aspects to the team.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Real Madrid’s Brazil international midfielder Casemiro has said his team are “lacking everything’” after they scraped a 2-2 draw against winless Villareal in La Liga on Sunday evening. Los Blancos were twice behind in the game and needed to be saved by a brace by previously unwanted Gareth Bale to gain a point against the Yellow Submarine. Bale was sent off for two bookable offences in two injury time minutes after his heroics.The stalemate leaves Real with just one win from their first three Primera Division matches this season after last week’s draw with Vallodolid followed up a 3-1 win over Celta Vigo in their opening game. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? They are four points behind city rivals Atletico Madrid who have started the season with three consecutive victories.Combative midfielder Casemiro, who himself missed a golden chance in the first half said his team needed to get better in every area of the pitch.“We are lacking everything,” he told the press after the game “We have to score goals and be better defensively. This is a team. If we defend, we all defend. If we attack, we all attack.”Their early season jitters have seen Casemiro and his Real team-mates come in for some criticism.The 27-year-old understands why the knives are out, but says even more pressure comes from the responsibility of wearing the iconic white strip.”Real Madrid ore obliged to win always,” he added, “this jersey makes it an obligation.“This is a complicated place to play. We had control for 65 minutes but they got into it and scored.“This is the way forward, a draw and keeping adding points. The international break is here and we can change our mindset. You have to keep working.””We had control. We had opportunities. I think that we played well but with this jersey, you always have to win.”It’s normal [to be crticisised] but people have to see the work we do. You have to keep working to get as far as we can in La Liga.”Madrid don’t play in the league again until September 14 against Levante, before their Champions League campaign gets underway away at Paris Saint-Germain four days later.
SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 01: Khaleke Hudson #7 of the Michigan Wolverines tackles Jafar Armstrong #8 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the first quarter at Notre Dame Stadium on September 1, 2018 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)One of the most critical matchups of next weekend in college football will be Michigan-Notre Dame. The two longtime rivals will meet in primetime with plenty at stake.For the 5-1 Irish, a victory is imperative if they want to keep their College Football Playoff hopes alive. Notre Dame has to run the table in order to have a shot at another playoff berth.For the 5-2 Wolverines, Saturday’s game marks an opportunity to bounce back from a frustrating loss at Penn State. It is also a chance for Jim Harbaugh to get a much-needed key win over a marquee opponent.ESPN’s early projection for the game is out. Despite the fact Michigan is at home, the Football Power Index favors the Fighting Irish.Notre Dame has a 62.2 percent chance of winning, according to the FPI.These two teams used to meet every year, but the series has been played less frequently in recent years. After a three-year hiatus, the storied programs met in South Bend to open last season, with Notre Dame winning 24-17.Michigan still leads the all-time series though with a record of 24-17-1 against the Irish. The last Wolverine win over ND came in 2013, coincidentally during a night game in Ann Arbor.Michigan-Notre Dame will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC.
Newcastle striker Andy Carroll has hit out at media “lies” which he feels gave him a bad reputation, and insists he is doing his utmost to get back to full fitness.The towering frontman and former Magpies No.9 returned to St James’ Park this summer on a free transfer after injury problems hampered his time at West Ham.During his career, newspaper stories claimed the England international picked up an injury after drunkenly climbing a hotel balcony while another reported he was hurt falling from a table tennis table while celebrating. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Carroll has dismissed the claims as rubbish and passionately defended himself, while insisting he does not want to be sidelined and injured, unable to play and help his team-mates.Asked by Newcastle’s official website if he reads about himself, he said: “I used to years ago, and then there was so much press, bad press, and I just was like, ‘I can’t even be bothered with it’, because most of it is lies.“There was one (story), I think it was last season, that I got injured trying to climb over a balcony drunk on pre-season with West Ham, and I fell off the balcony and got injured. In the paper! I’m like, what am I even reading this for? It’s a load of ********.“I won a game of table tennis, jumped on the table, landed, smashed the table and rolled my ankle and I’m injured. What? So I just stopped reading everything.“It’s not my fault,” he added of his injury problems. “I don’t want to be sitting in the gym by myself doing rehab. I want to be outside doing what I love to do, playing football and being with the lads. I’ve been out of it for so long, and I don’t want to be like that.“People think you’re getting paid so it doesn’t matter. No – that’s not the case. I haven’t come into this job to get paid. Yeah, it pays well, but I’ve come into it because I love it – there’s a difference.“I don’t love being in the gym. Everyone that knows me knows I hate the gym, it’s the worst thing ever. I want to be outside. I’m working my b*llocks off to get fit and I was working my b*llocks off when I was injured as well. It’s non-stop.”Reports of drinking clearly affected the striker, as even innocent meals with family or having a soft drink with pals would somehow get picked up.“I’d be getting phone calls in London saying, ‘you’re out, and you’re drinking this’. No – I’m in a restaurant with my family. ‘Well you’ve been spotted’. Yeah, I’ve been spotted in there because it’s a restaurant! ‘Yeah, but they sell alcohol, so you must have been drinking’. No – I’m with the kids!“People just jump on it, thinking ‘oh, Andy’s in the pub’. Yesterday, I went for food with my mate and got a pint of lemonade. I was sitting there and I could see people taking pictures. Because it’s a pint glass, I start getting paranoid with it. I’m drinking lemonade!”Not only have the media caused him frustration but one football fan also angered him with a needless joke about his fitness struggles.While taking his children on holiday to Lapland, Carroll was approached by a man who made a gag about being careful on the ice.“I was just like, ‘really? Do you need to come over and say that?’ I’m actually talking there nicely, and then he comes over and says that. I’m sat there with my kids. It really annoyed me,” he admitted.Having been out of action since February, Carroll will be desperate to return and help his new team out after Steve Bruce’s men lost their opening two Premier League matches; 1-0 at home to Arsenal and 3-1 away at Norwich. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
view more view less advertisement IPL 2019: 7 fans arrested from Eden Gardens for betting during KKR vs RCB matchThe anti-rowdy section of the city police’s detective department nabbed the group of seven spectators during Friday night’s game from the stadium’s F1 block. graphs india today digital KolkataApril 20, 2019UPDATED: April 20, 2019 11:33 IST KKR lost the match by 10 runs after RCB posted 213 on the board (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTS4 of those arrested were from Nagpur while 3 others hailed from Sagar town in Madhya PradeshFourteen mobile phones including one betting accessory were seized from those arrestedRoyal Challengers Bangalore (213/4) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (203/5) by 10 runsThe anti-rowdy section of the city police’s detective department nabbed the group of seven spectators during Friday night’s game from the stadium’s F1 block.Seven spectators have been arrested in connection with cricket betting from the Eden Gardens stadium during the Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), police said on Saturday.Acting on a source information regarding cricket betting on the hallowed ground, the anti-rowdy section of the city police’s detective department nabbed the group of seven spectators during Friday night’s game from the stadium’s F1 block.Four of those arrested were from Nagpur in Maharashtra. Three others hailed from Sagar town in Motinagar police station area in Madhya Pradesh, police said.”Fourteen mobile phones including one betting accessory have been seized. A specific case is being recorded at Maidan Police Station,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (JCP), crime, Praveen Tripathi.Meanwhile, Virat Kohli struck a masterly hundred to put Nitish Rana and Andre Russell’s magnificent fightback in a shade as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs in a thrilling match in Kolkata.In desperate need of a win to keep their slim playoff chances alive, Kohli took 58 balls to bring up his fifth ton of the IPL and first this season with the help of nine fours and four sixes after Moeen Ali gave the much needed oxygen to their innings with a whirlwind 28-ball 66 (4×5, 6×6).This was Kohli’s first hundred since 2016 when he had dragged the team out of a hole with four centuries in a record-shattering performance which yielded 973 runs from 16 matches as RCB finished as runners-up.advertisementKohli and Ali added 90 runs for the third wicket off just 43 balls as RCB posted 213/4 after being only 70/2 at the halfway stage.Chasing a stiff 214 for victory, Rana (79 off 45 not out; 9×4, 4×6) and Russell (65 off 25 balls; 2×4; 9×6) stitched together a 118-run partnership off 48 balls to take the match till the last over.Ali was handed the final over with 24 needed. Rana could manage just one run off the first two balls but brought back Russell to the strike. The West Indies allrounder then smashed a six but was run out in the penultimate ball to end KKR’s hopes. Rana hit a six in the last ball but it was too late.Also Read | Andre Russell open to batting at No.4 in crunch games for KKR after 10-run loss vs RCBAlso Read | RCB got 20 runs too many because of Virat Kohli: Dinesh Karthik after KKR defeatAlso Read | IPL 2019: RCB survive Russell-Rana scare to seal victory after Kohli 100For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow cricket bettingFollow IPL bettingFollow KKR vs RCBFollow IPL 2019Follow Eden Gardens stadium No data available! commentary scorecard
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool’s 3-0 deficit against Barcelona in the Champions League felt like a “death sentence” given the presence of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in the La Liga giants’ attack.Former Reds striker Suarez opened the scoring at Camp Nou in the semi-final first leg, with Messi capping an inspirational display with two goals in the final 15 minutes to seemingly wrap up the tie.The Reds produced an amazing turnaround in the return fixture at Anfield, though, with Divock Origi’s early opener and two goals from Georginio Wijnaldum levelling the tie. Then, with 11 minutes remaining, Trent Alexander-Arnold’s clever corner was turned in by Origi to secure an incredible 4-0 win and go through 4-3 on aggregate. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Liverpool went on to claim Champions League glory by beating Tottenham 2-0 in the final, which contributed to Klopp this week pipping Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino to win The Best FIFA Men’s Coach award in Milan on Monday.Asked about his favourite moment of 2019, Klopp told FIFA’s official website: “The victory against Barcelona. It was the outstanding moment for sure. A lot of experts, myself probably included, wouldn’t have bet money on us.”Because being 3-0 down against a team with Messi, Suarez and all those players looks like a death sentence. We didn’t believe we’d win, we just knew we had a chance, and we believed in that chance.”It was massive. The support we had in the stadium. Looking back, we could say we won the Champions League in that game. All of us will remember it forever.”Klopp explained how he tried to inspire his side to one of European football’s great comebacks.He added: “I said [to the team], ‘I normally wouldn’t think it’s possible, but because it’s you, we have a chance’.”That was exactly what I thought and what I felt. And from the first minute we were literally all over Barcelona.”And at that moment, I thought ‘we are ready at least’, and it’s very difficult to cope with a team like us and the atmosphere in the stadium in moments like this.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Lucas Ocampos scored his first senior international goal as Argentina pulled off a late fightback in a 2-2 draw with Germany, who let slip a two-goal lead in a game they dominated for an hour.After Serge Gnabry skilfully put the hosts in front, Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz swept home Die Mannschaft’s second of a game in which Argentina offered very little until substitute Lucas Alario pulled one back in the 66th minute.Lionel Messi missed the game while he served a suspension but Lionel Scaloni fielded a strong team including Paulo Dybala, Lautaro Martinez and Roberto Pereyra in attack. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Low took the opportunity to give debuts to Gian-Luca Waldschmidt on the wing and Robin Koch in defence and was rewarded with an hour of dominance before a late rally culminated in Ocampos poaching an equaliser that silenced the crowd in Dortmund.Tonight’s friendly ends in a draw. (FT) #DieMannschaft #GERARG pic.twitter.com/1Cuiktn4fb — Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) October 9, 2019 Argentina were undone after 15 minutes when Lukas Klostermann got around Angel Correa and played a low cross towards Gnabry, who nipped in ahead of three Argentina defenders and poked the ball into the far corner of the net from six yards.Another Klostermann break brought Germany’s second goal, the RB Leipzig wing-back pouncing after Marcos Rojo yielded possession and surging forward to feed Gnabry, whose slide-rule pass into the box found Havertz unmarked for an easy finish.Marcel Halstenberg crashed a stunning 30-yard free-kick onto the underside of the crossbar before Argentina’s Rodrigo de Paul hammered a similarly spectacular effort onto the post at the other end but at the interval the hosts deservedly led 2-0.Emre Can forced Agustin Marchesin into a save on the edge of his penalty area early in the second half before Scaloni sent on Alario for Dybala.The Bayer Leverkusen striker had been on the pitch just three minutes when fellow substitute Marcos Acuna picked him out with a floated cross from the left and he arrowed a header into the far corner of Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s net.A Joshua Kimmich free-kick tested Marchesin in the closing stages but the Porto goalkeeper punched it clear before Alario’s run sliced Germany open and Ocampos side-footed home via a deflection off Can, beating Ter Stegen at his near post to Low’s dismay. What does it mean? Low’s men took their foot off the gas Germany face stiff competition from Northern Ireland and Netherlands to qualify for Euro 2020 but looked confident and incisive enough to beat almost anyone for an hour in Dortmund.That assured display gave way to a disappointing half-hour in which Germany’s inexperience perhaps took its toll.Brandt bossed it The best Germany teams of the last decade have always featured an imposing presence in attacking midfield, and Julian Brandt’s high-pressing performance offered shades of Thomas Muller in his prime.Rojo no show Rojo went into this game having played just 30 minutes of Premier League football for Manchester United this season and it showed; he was hauled off at half-time.What’s next? Germany face Estonia on Sunday in the battle of top versus bottom in Euro 2020 qualifying group C, while Argentina play another friendly against Ecuador in Spain. read more
Skip Bolen/Getty ImagesYou don’t have to live in Louisiana to know what Mardi Gras is. The holiday is a big deal in the Big Easy and around the country … but why? For the majority of people (or at the very least sex-driven college-aged males), Mardi Gras is a chance to hop a flight to New Orleans, drink until you throw up, and throw beads at people in an attempt to see some public nudity.Would you be shocked to find out that that isn’t the real reason for Mardi Gras? Take a breath. We know that might’ve rocked your world, but it’ll be okay.If you peel the layers of the onion that is Mardi Gras back, you’ll find a Catholic holiday rich in history and tradition that spans the globe. While many of us here in the US may associate it with New Orleans, king cakes, and Krewes, there’s actually a lot more to it. Read on to find out more!What “Mardi Gras” MeansMardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday,” and refers to the ritualistic eating of generally unhealthy foods (hello, king cake) and meat before the traditional forty days of fasting that accompany the season of Lent in the Catholic faith begins.The First Mardi Gras CelebrationsThe celebration of Mardi Gras—also known as Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day, depending on where you are—dates back to Medieval times in Europe. Feasting on the days leading up to Ash Wednesday, which begins the Lenten season of fasting, were common in Italy and France, and these traditions eventually made their way to the New World with the French.laartist/Getty Images(Note: We’ll be focusing on the Christian holiday of Mardi Gras, but before the Christians got hold of the celebrations, pagans across the world celebrated various spring and fertility rites that included celebrations, feasting, and debauchery of all sorts. These types of celebrations can be seen in various Carnival festivities around the world.)The First US Mardi GrasIn 1699, an explorer—Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville—landed about sixty miles south of the place that would become New Orleans (the city itself would be established nineteen years later by Bienville). Landing on the eve of Mardi Gras, he named the place “Pointe du Mardi Gras” as a means of honoring the holiday. This is seen as the first celebration of the holiday in the US.Evolution of the Mardi Gras HolidayOver time, the celebrations that began at Point du Mardi Gras began to grow. There were parades and street parties (not like those today, mind you), high society balls, and more.Wikimedia CommonsThe parties continued on over the next few decades until the Spanish took over New Orleans in the 1760s and worked to shut down what they viewed as deprave celebrations. The restrictions continued until the US Government took over in the early 1800s. From then until 1837, the holiday was recognized but not encouraged.The First Mardi Gras Parade and the First KreweAfter decades of suppression, the first official (read: recorded) Mardi Gras parade took place in 1837. Parades and elegant balls continued in the following years, but by the early 1850s, had begun to wane in popularity.In 1857, six men established a secret group that they named the Mistick Krewe of Comus. The Krewe of Comus held a themed parade— “The Demon Actors in Milton’s Paradise Lost”—as well as a ball, working hard to reinvigorate the holiday in the Big Easy.Mardi Gras: 1857 to TodayFrom the time of the first Krewe, Mardi Gras continued to grow. More Krewes formed (the second of which, the Twelfth Night Revelers, formed in 1870) and the celebrations and parades attracted more and more people.Sean Gardner/Getty ImagesTwo years after the Revelers formed, Rex, the King of Carnival, was created as a persona to oversee the Mardi Gras daytime parades. The social clubs that presided over the parades and balls are the ones primarily responsible for the Mardi Gras we know today.While this isn’t a total history of Mardi Gras, we’ve given you enough to drunkenly tell to everyone you come into contact with today. So get out there, get a slice of king cake, and get all your revelry in before Lent starts.Article originally published February 28, 2017. Updated March 1, 2019. 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit Whistler, the Four-Season Outdoor Playground Seriously Cool Desk Toys for the Kid in All of Us Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know 8 Great and Useful Housewarming Gifts Ideas
The Most Unique Collaboration Beers in the U.S. To celebrate Women’s History Month in March (and International Women’s Day on March 8) we dipped into the history books to remember the most courageous, gnarly, and overall badass women to ever exist. While a 2018 study showed that females are more resilient than men, you need not look any farther for evidence than this list.From an 86-year-old who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to a 15-century ninja to a UFC legend to a mathematician to Oprah (of course), here are 23 women who inspire us to do badass shit.Althea GibsonGetty ImagesAlthea Gibson was Venus and Serena Williams before there were Venus and Serena Williams. The first major African-American female tennis player, Gibson was an unstoppable force who dominated the sport. She was the first Black player to compete at Wimbledon and the first African American to win a Grand Slam title. Still hungry? Gibson went on to be the first African-American woman to compete in the pro women’s golf tour.Oprah WinfreyGetty ImagesIconic media executive and talk show host Oprah Winfrey grew up in poverty with an unmarried teenage mother in Mississippi and went on to build one of the largest entertainment empires the world has ever seen. An inductee to the National Women’s Hall of Fame, Oprah was North America’s first Black multi-billionaire, held the highest-rated television program for well over a decade, and is considered one of the most influential women on the planet.Buffalo Calf Road WomanNicknamed “Brave Woman,” Buffalo Calf Road Woman was a 19th-century Cheyenne warrior who strategically fought and rallied others at the Battle of the Rosebud and the Battle of Little Big Horn. While little is known about her life, she is considered one of the most heroic fighters in American history.Tamar the Great of GeorgiaThen 18-year-old Tamar was crowned co-ruler of the Georgian kingdom in an epically cool move by her father, and began her 29-year reign in 1184. Tamar’s intense drive to build a strong and successful kingdom was evident to daddy. She went on to take the moniker of “king” and command a gang of intense medieval knights before building one of the most unstoppable armies in history.Ruth Bader GinsburgBill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty ImagesThe second female justice to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, RBG is a notorious gender-rights badass. She was one of only nine female students during her time at Harvard, became the lead counsel for the ACLU Women’s Rights Project, and can be credited with building a better legal foundation of women’s equality. Watch the 2018 RBG documentary ASAP.Mochizuki ChiyomeNo depictions of Mochizuki Chiyome exist, but this is the emblem of the Takeda clan. Ash Crow/Wikimedia CommonsThe daughter of a 15th-century ninja, Mochizuki Chiyome was a Japanese noblewoman who spent her time writing poetry and recruiting women to form a ladies-only ninja group that served the Takeda clan. By pretending to conform to ordinary female stereotypes, her ninjas could travel anywhere and take down rivals.Ronda RouseyGetty ImagesTalk about female fighters — Olympic, UFC, and WWE athlete Ronda Rousey couldn’t speak until the age of six but grew up to be the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo, the first female UFC fighter, and the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. She also achieved the fastest UFC title fight by submission. In her own words, offered to one opponent, “Don’t cry.”Irom Chanu SharmilaGetty ImagesFor more than 16 years, Irom Chano Sharmila fasted in protest of India’s Armed Forces Special Powers Act, which gave the government power to search, arrest, and abuse anyone who acted suspiciously against the state. Sharmila became an icon of resistance, constantly imprisoned and re-released during her extensive hunger strike. She’s been nicknamed the “Iron Lady.”Mileva MaricYou may recognize Serbian mathematician Mileva Marić from her former last name, Einstein-Maric. Mileva was the first wife of Albert Einstein and many believe his most profound discoveries (hello, Theory of Relativity) and scientific productivity should be at the least co-credited to Mileva, who was the only woman at Zürich’s Polytechnic School alongside Albert at the time. Despite her brilliance, gender inequalities kept Mileva out of scientific textbooks.Frida KahloGetty ImagesMexican artist Frida Kahlo is emerging as one of the world’s most celebrated artists. Growing up with polio, Kahlo led a terribly painful life, which she channeled into her self-portraits and surrealist paintings, making her a feminist icon and inspiration for self-expression.Ida B. WellsAfrican-American journalist Ida B. Wells was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement, battling sexism, racism, and the threat of extreme violence. Born into slavery, Wells’ journalistic skills (she’s considered the first female journalist) opened up the world to the inhumane conditions of the South, particularly the lynching of African Americans. Having traveled abroad, she was also busy on the ground floor boycotting and filing lawsuits to fight injustice.Peggy WhitsonNASAFormer NASA astronaut and biochemistry researcher Peggy Whitson holds the record for most days — a mind-boggling 665 days, to be exact —spent in space by an American. (There’s a Russian dude who spent eight more days up there than she did.)SapphoBorn in roughly 615 BC, Sappho is perceived as one of the greatest lyrical poets of ancient Greece. She may have run a school for unmarried young women and was nicknamed the “Tenth Muse” by Plato. Her emotional and beautiful prose style has been a source of inspiration, and imitation for male and female writers throughout history.Aretha FranklinGetty ImagesA modern lyricist and Civil Right activist, Aretha Franklin was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after a career that produced 18 Grammys, 75 million record sales worldwide, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and a top spot on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.Angela VorobevaAt 86 years old, Russian-born Angela Vorobeva became the oldest woman to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Word is that she spent an hour at the summit celebrating, then went about her business (like a BAMF).Kat GunnThe video game industry is flooded with dudes trying to Warcraft for a living. Meanwhile, 30-year-old Kat Gunn (known online as “Mystik”) is the highest-earning female gamer in the world and winner of WCG Ultimate Gamer.Margaret BrentAn immigrant from England to the colony of Maryland, Margaret Brent showed great courage by being the first woman to ask for the right to vote. And she asked for two votes instead of one — ballsy — but only because she wanted one for herself, being a landowner, and another for Lord Baltimore, as she was his attorney.Harriet TubmanThe Queen of the Underground Railroad and the “Moses for her people,” Harriet Tubman was a slave who became a spy, scout, guerrilla soldier, nurse, and leader of the Underground Railroad, helping other slaves escape. She had a bounty on her head, once suffered a broken skull, and we feel is one of the strongest people to have ever existed.Misty CopelandMisty Copeland/InstagramYou might have seen Misty Copeland in Under Armour ads, but the American ballet dancer is more than physically strong. Growing up with a single mother, Copeland’s determination drove her to become the first African-American female principal ballerina in the American Ballet Theater. She is an outspoken advocate for diversity and the support of young girls.The Mirabal SistersWhen the Dominican Republic was run by dictator Rafael Trujillo, the fearless efforts of three ordinary sisters, Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa Mirabal, helped expose the corruption and brutality of Trujillo’s regime. The sisters were assassinated; however, their deaths led to Trujillo’s own assassination six months later. The United Nations General Assembly designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in honor of the Mirabals.Marie CurieGetty ImagesThe woman who discovered radioactivity, Marie Curie is the first person to ever win two Nobel Prizes, and she also discovered the elements polonium and radium. 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How to Cook Steak in the Oven Once the lamb has been transported to your home, keep it in a cool shaded place. Then, prepare your roasting area. We recommend marking off an oval space approximately five feet long and three feet wide (though the dimensions may vary depending on the size of your lamb) with rocks or bricks. Place the poles or posts for your spit to rest on at opposite ends of the oval. Then, line the open space with two to three layers of tin foil. After that, empty two to three bags of wood charcoal in the middle of the roasting space.Step 6: Get Ready to Burn It!The charcoal, that is! Depending on when your guests are arriving and when you plan to eat, you want to leave about four hours for the coals to burn down as well as for the lamb to cook. A 30-pound lamb should take around five hours, bringing your total time to around eight to nine hours, give or take. What we’re saying is that spit roasting an entire animal is a time-consuming process, and that needs to be taken into consideration. Once the charcoal is burned, you’re going to want to have some extra on hand so you can periodically add some to ensure the heat does not dissipate over time.Step 7: Preparing the LambA 30-pound lamb should take around five hours to cook, bringing your total time to around eight to nine hours, give or take.You could just throw the lamb on the spit and call it a day, but with so much time spent cooking, you’re going to want to prepare the lamb so that it does not dry out (and so, you know, it tastes good). To season and prep the lamb, lay down a number of clean garbage bags on a flat surface and set the lamb on them. Rub the lamb with seasoning (olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano, or whatever you desire) both inside and out. Whether you choose to stuff your lamb is up to you. If you do, you’ll want butcher’s twine handy to sew the cavity back up when you’re done. Now it is time to attach the spit. Slide it through and, once this is done, use metal wire to tie the legs to the spit to ensure that the lamb doesn’t spin while turning (imagine the lamb’s legs are in a Superman flying position when securing them).Step 8: Roasting the LambOnce the charcoal is no longer emitting open flame, set your lamb and spit across the cooking area. Start with your lamb somewhat close to the coals (not so close as to touch, but on the lower level of the spit — about 18 inches above the coals). After 45 minutes or so, raise the lamb to the higher level for the remainder of the cook. As the lamb begins to roast, spread the coals evenly beneath the length of the meat. Occasionally, add a few more pieces of charcoal.As the lamb cooks, you’ll want to keep it moist. Basting every 15-20 minutes will do just that. We recommend using the same kind of mixture you used in the beginning to season the meat. Depending on what doneness you want your meat, keep an eye on the lamb and have your meat thermometer handy. To check the temperature, you’ll want to go for the thickest part of the animal, the leg. Medium-rare is around 145 degrees Fahrenheit. A full list of lamb cooking times is provided by the American Lamb here.Once the desired temperature is reached, take the lamb off the heat and let rest 10-15 minutes before carving and serving.Michael Paul/Getty ImagesStep 9: Carving the LambCarving lamb is similar to carving other large cuts of meat. If you need some assistance with it, check out this video from Australian Lamb on carving a lamb leg.There you go — now there’s no excuse to not have that big lamb roast barbecue your friends and family always told you that you should have. It’s a great way to bring friends and family together. It isn’t often these days you find a whole animal roasting over a pit in a backyard. It certainly is a conversation starter!Article originally published April 3, 2013. Last updated March 19, 2019. How to Clean a Fish: A Quick Reference Guide How to Smoke Meat: Everything You Need to Know How to Make a Cuban Sandwich, According to Chefs When it comes to cooking an animal whole, few ways are more fun — and more aesthetically pleasing — than spit roasting. Think about it, what cooking technique is more picturesque than watching an entire animal slowly turning over an open flame? It’s part caveman, part master of the universe. You, the human, are in charge. You are controlling fire, preparing a meal of flesh for your friends and family.Of the spit-roast-able animals, one of the best ones to slide on a spit during the spring months is a lamb. To be fair, it’s pretty great any time of the year, but when you consider Easter is a holiday where one of the major proteins served is — you guessed it — lamb, now is as good a time as ever to learn how to become the master and commander of your domain by spit-roasting an animal whole.To make sure you don’t go in blind and end up simply lighting a lamb on fire while your nieces and nephews watch in abject horror, we’ve put together a simple step-by-step guide for how to spit roast a whole lamb.Steps for Spit Roasting a Whole LambStep 1: Buy Your Spit and MotorYou can’t cook a lamb without a spit and a motor. You can try your local hardware store or meat market as well as a little thing we like to call the internet, which has a variety of places for ordering materials. While it may seem funny to employ a younger sibling as the “motor,” it is inadvisable — you want a cooked lamb, not a bloodthirsty younger brother at the helm when he decides to say, “Screw it,” and go watch the game inside.Step 2: Find Your LambNo matter where you live, you can likely find a butcher who will sell a whole lamb to you — spit and all. It may take a little convincing and bribing, but chances are your butcher or meat market will be interested in helping you out. A good place to look, too, is at a farmers market. There, you might be able to work out a deal with a farmer directly. Make sure, though, that they’re willing to prepare the lamb for you. Otherwise, you’ll still need a butcher.NicolasMcComber/Getty ImagesStep 3: Get Your Wood CharcoalOnce you have found a kind butcher to prepare your lamb, make sure to pick up your natural wood charcoal. There is no alternative to wood charcoal when roasting a lamb and there is a fantastic go-to manufacturer as well. Depending on the size of your roast, you’ll want to buy four to five 17-pound bags of charcoal.Step 4: Get Your SidesWhile just eating an entire lamb sounds amazing, some people may want other items as well. The good thing is you’ll have plenty of time to prepare these while the lamb cooks. Potatoes and carrots are old standbys, but feel free to get creative.Step 5: Set Up Your Grill SpaceFurther ReadingHow to Smoke a BrisketHow to Grill a SteakHow to Cook Prime Rib Editors’ Recommendations How to Cook Rice Perfectly Every Time
Go-karts are cool and all, but, we’re living in an age of gravity jetpacks, flying motorcycles, and ultra-light hovercrafts. Honestly, if it doesn’t have wings or a rocket engine attached it, we’re not that interested. Technically, the FK2 Flying Go-Kart has neither, but our toy garage still desperately needs one.At first glance, Trek Aerospace’s FK2 (short for FlyKart 2) looks like an oversized drone with a single seat at its center. The pilot is surrounded by ten ducted fans designed to lift and land the vehicle vertically from a dead stop. The multi-fan setup is purposely redundant to ensure maximum safety should any one (or more) fail. A sophisticated auto-pilot system, redundant battery matrix, and a four-point racing-style harness round out the onboard safety features. Once aloft, the FK2 will cruise around 50 miles per hour, with a top speed of 63 mph, for more than 30 minutes.As the next revolutionary version of Trek Aerospace’s previous generation FK1, the FK2 emerged as the star of this year’s GoFly Challenge. The annual Boeing-sponsored event calls on the world’s best aerospace engineers and innovators to unveil their most ambitious VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) flying machines. From a pool of more than 800 entrants, the FK2 was among five teams each awarded $50,000 in prize money for their developments. Designs from the remaining four teams ranged from a flying bicycle to a self-stabilizing, standing hovercraft to a compact helicopter-like rotorcraft. The handful of finalists will go on to compete for a $1 million grand prize.The contest is designed to push the limits of personal transportation. This year, in particular, marked a huge step forward. GoFly’s founder and CEO, Gwen Lighter, told Geekwire, “Now we can unequivocally say we will be able to make people fly within the next one to two years.”The FK2 Flying Go-Kart is only a concept for now. It remains to be seen whether Boeing or Trek Aerospace will move forward with production. We humans have a hard enough time navigating our ground-based transportation in two dimensions, so it’s perhaps best that we hold off on adding a third.However, if you can’t wait to realize your boyhood dreams of piloting your own flying car, just know that the technology is almost within reach for the average consumer — almost. If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? What Is the Best Jean Style for You? Airbnb Wants to Send You to Antarctica on Sabbatical 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) Editors’ Recommendations
TheragunIt’s no secret that we were huge fans of Theragun’s insane at-home muscle massager, the Theragun G3PRO, when it was the only choice in the brand’s repository. Now we can fanboy times-three with the introduction of the brand’s two newest products: the Theragun G3 and the Theragun liv. These two smaller and more portable versions of the original G3PRO offer a streamlined and lightweight Theragun experience, which is great, considering our only quibble about the product in our previous review was the fact that it was definitely not something you could easily travel with or carry back and forth from the gym.Both new devices each offer different features, so here’s a look at what differentiates the two from each other and from the original Theragun G3PRO. Theragun G3 Speedtwo-speedtwo-speedone-speed 7 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Morning Joe To Go $299 from Theragun $399 from Theragun The Best American Gin Price$599$399$299 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard The second new addition to the Theragun family, the Theragun liv, offers the lightest and most portable Theragun yet. However, that portability comes with fewer attachments (there are only two for this one), a lower stall force of just 30 lbs, the shortest battery life with a total of 45 minutes runtime, and just a single speed. However, with a price $300 less than the original and the same 16mm massage amplitude, for people who are price-conscious or just need casual, everyday soreness reduction, this is the best buying option. Attachmentsdampener, large ball, standard ball, wedge, thumb, and conedampener, standard ball, thumb, and conedampener and standard ball Battery Life75 minutes60 minutes45 minutes Batteries2 interchangeable lithium-ion batteriessingle built-in batterysingle built-in battery Editors’ Recommendations Stall Force60 lbs40 lbs30 lbs For more information, visit Theragun’s official website or check out our review of the original Theragun G3PRO.Theragun Theragun G3PROTheragun G3Theragun liv The Theragun G3 is the quietest Theragun to date, while still maintaining the two speeds found in the original. It also comes with a travel case, four attachments, and a built-in battery. This one has a stall force of 40 lbs, so you won’t be able to dig into your muscles quite as hard as you could with the Theragun G3PRO, but unless you’re doing some serious lifting or running, you don’t really need that kind of pressure. And, at $200 less than the original, the price is right for this little guy. The Best Valet Trays for Keeping Your Stuff Together 12 Best Seiko Watches for Men, From Flashy to Functional Arm Positionadjustablefixedfixed Still confused? Check out the table below for a full breakdown of the features of each Theragun.Theragun Comparison GuideTheragun Theragun liv
Cruise Planners is No. 1 within the travel category for 14 years in a row CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – January 10, 2017 – Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, the nation’s largest home-based travel agency franchise network in the industry, continues to have a strong hold on best travel franchises to own. This is the fourteenth consecutive year that Cruise Planners has earned the spot on Entrepreneur’s Annual Franchise 500 List, making it one of the best franchises to own. Check out this video that showcases why CP once again was named the top travel franchsie to own: https://youtu.be/LV-rFMelNCQ “We are always thinking up creative ideas for innovating and enhancing our marketing and technology since we know we have to constantly be on our A-game to maintain this position,” said Michelle Fee, CEO and co-founder of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative. “This year our key focus has been on maximizing and building more innovative technology and marketing tools for the franchise owners and our franchise owners love it.” Cruise Planners is a franchise that offers financial strength and stability, has a great reputation in the travel industry and years of proven experience that make it a successful franchise. Since Cruise Planners’ main goal is to ensure its agents are the most successful travel agents in the industry, the company is constantly developing new tools designed for the agents to run their business seamlessly. Below are some of the new technology programs rolled out for franchise success, which helped secure the No. 1 ranking:CP Insights: Cruise Planners believes in and has invested in solutions that incorporate economic, demographic and behavioral segments in data mining to target the right client at the right time with relevant promotions, sales and marketing pieces.CP View: Another new tool helps agents match sailings and itineraries with special audiences based on customer data, sales trends and consumer behavior. The goal is to serve up clients that would be ideal targets – with a few clicks in the Cruise Planners system; a marketing communication is created to generate new business.Automated Email Confirmations: Cruise Planners agents can simply email any reservation from hundreds of vendors and have the fields instantly input into the back-end business management system to help Cruise Planners travel agents get paid faster and with less manual entry. “Cruise Planners will continually develop new tools, which allow our agents to stay ahead of the competition, so they can compete with the best of the best with confidence,” Fee said. “Our focus is to help our agents communicate with their customers with amazing turn-key marketing combined with world-class technology allowing them to compete with the big online agencies. Cruise Planners agents are high tech, yet high touch through our proprietary tools.” About Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel RepresentativeCruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the travel industry. Cruise Planners operates a network of more than 1,800 franchise owners who independently book amazing vacation and travel experiences for their clients. The Florida-based Home Office Team positions a nation-wide network of franchise owners for success by providing innovative marketing, booking and technology tools, as well as professional development and hands-on training with the industry’s top executives. The company continues to be lauded and has been named the No.1 travel franchise byEntrepreneur magazine for 14 consecutive years. Cruise Planners was recently featured in Entrepreneur as one of the top 30 franchise innovators in technology, has been consistently named as one of the Top Women-Owned Businesses by the South Florida Business Journal, is on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, has been ranked as the #1 travel franchise by Franchise Business Review for 6 years in a row, and was recognized as one of the Top Workplaces by the Sun Sentinel since it started ranking companies. Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla. with more than 22 years of experience, Cruise Planners has achieved top producer status with every major cruise line. Accolades include numerous Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly, American Express Travel Representative Excellence Award for 13 consecutive years (2004-2016), American Express Agency of the Year (2010), Royal Caribbean International Chairman’s Award (2015), Royal Caribbean International President’s Award for Overall Achievement (2012 and 2014), Royal Caribbean International Home-Based Partner of the Year (2007-2013), Norwegian Cruise Line Elite Agency of the Year (2016), Norwegian Cruise Line Franchise Agency of the Year (2011-2015), Celebrity Cruises Home-Based Partner of the Year (2016), Celebrity Cruises Field Sales Account of the Year (2015), Celebrity Cruises Home-Based Account of the Year (2013-2014) and Celebrity Cruises Southeast Region Travel Agent Partner of the Year (2010), Travel Impressions Best of the Best Globe Award (2008-2016), Sandals Top Host – Worldwide, Globus Family of Brands Premier Agency Partner (2009-2016), Platinum Circle Member with Viking River Cruises (2009-2015), Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection Top Producer (2008-2014) and Regent Seven Seas Cruises Top Producer. Cruise Planners is one of the Top 50 franchises for Veterans according to GI magazine, the Top Franchise Brand for Veterans according to Franchise Business Review, has been named one of the Top 25 franchises for African-Americans by Black Enterprise magazine and is a member of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association. For more information, visit www.cruiseplanners.com. Stay in Touch: Media can stay up-to-date with Cruise Planners by visiting our media room, following us on Twitter @Cruisitude or on Facebook. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers should locate a travel advisor near them. For those interested in becoming a franchise owner, please visit the Cruise Plannersfranchise website.
GUILFORD, CT – March 1, 2017 – American Cruise Lines, the largest U.S. cruise company, is pleased to announce details for the first of a new class of 5 modern riverboats destined for the American rivers. These will be the first to combine the modern styling of the European riverboats with the premium comfort for which American Cruise Lines is known. The first in the series is scheduled to begin passenger service in 2018 and will carry 200 guests. The new riverboat will feature the largest staterooms in the United States, with private balconies, and hotel-size bathrooms. At 345 feet long, the new riverboat will include all the finest modern design features that today’s travelers have come to expect. “For over a decade, we have led the way with ship innovation in the United States and we continue to raise the bar with this new class of modern riverboats” says Timothy Beebe, Vice President of American. “American Cruise Lines has consistently pursued its new build program, as it considers refurbished boats unable to meet the modern expectations of today’s river cruise passengers.” Construction has already begun on the new modern riverboat at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, MD. In addition to the new class of modern riverboats, American is building two additional cruise ships at Chesapeake Shipbuilding. American Constellation, has a capacity of 170 passengers and is scheduled to begin cruising in May of 2017 and its sister ship will begin cruising in 2018. About American Cruise LinesAmerican Cruise Lines is committed to continuous growth through an innovative ship design and ship building program that elevates the standard of cruising in America. The line has been the recipient of numerous prestigious travel industry awards including World’s Leading River Cruise Company 2016 and North America’s Leading River Cruise Company 2016 by World Travel Awards™, 2016 Gold Magellan Award for the Queen of the Mississippi, 2016 Silver Magellan Award for Best River Cruising, the 2016 Cruise Critic® US Editor’s Pick Award for Best Enrichment, among many others. American has more than 35 itineraries ranging from 4 to 21-nights in length, which visit the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, New England, the Southeast and the Mississippi River. The line has been continuously recognized for its new ships and for providing superb service to guests and travel agents before, during, and after a cruise. To learn more about American Cruise Lines, visit http://americancruiselines.com/home or call 800-814- 6880. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/americancruiselines or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/American_Cruise.