‘I couldn’t believe they actually wanted me’

When representatives from Rihanna’s lingerie brand reached out to Steven Green for a modeling opportunity, he thought it was a fluke.

“I presumed this was just a mistake and I wouldn’t hear from them again,” the plus-size model, also known as Steven G, told In The Know. “I was floored. I couldn’t believe that they actually wanted me to model for them.”

And that they did. Green posed for photos for a Savage X Fenty collection, and the rest is history.

On October 2, the internet took notice of his presence on the brand’s website — and the high-profile visibility of a plus-size model immediately began to make an impact.

Countless commenters gushed about what a joy it was to finally feel “seen” — and thirsting after him a bit.

“Never in my adult life have I seen a male model that has a similar body to mine,” one Twitter

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Apple’s iPhone 12 event may be missing some accessories

Apple AirTags have been a long-anticipated accessory for the iPhone, with rumors of an Apple-designed key finder dating back to last year. But at least one prominent Apple leaker thinks you’ll be anticipating AirTags for even longer.

That would be Jon Prosser who regularly posts details about Apple’s upcoming product announcements. In an early morning tweet today (Oct. 9), Prosser predicted that AirTags won’t be part of next Tuesday’s iPhone 12 launch, saying that he’s been told the trackers are being pushed back to a March 2021 release.

The only reason we were expecting to see AirTags at Apple’s Oct. 13 event was because Prosser said earlier that they’d be there. So that’s a good sign that AirTags aren’t on the agenda after all.

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Childcare Management Software Market | Increase in Women Workforce to Boost the Market Growth

The global childcare management software market size is poised to grow by USD 62.21 million during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of about 6% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Childcare Management Software Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

There are a number of initiatives taken up by developed and developing countries to promote women’s engagement in the mainstream workforce. With a growing number of women shifting from the unorganized to the organized sector, there is an

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Newt Gingrich says Trump should study Pence’s debating style

Impressed by the vice president’s performance at Wednesday night’s debate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said President Trump could learn a thing or two about the art of debating from his right-hand man.

Gingrich said Friday that Vice President Mike Pence was calm and that Trump should study the way he sparred with Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris ahead of at least one more scheduled debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

“I thought Vice President Pence did a remarkable job the other night, which I really hope the president will study,” Gingrich told Harris Faulkner on Fox News. “He wasn’t hostile. He just stayed on her. And I think, as a result, he had a very good evening. And the country had a much better sense of what a radical Kamala Harris is.”

Trump and Biden’s first presidential debate was on Sept. 29. The two were scheduled to meet

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As pandemic restrictions on indoor shopping ease, mall owners sue to stop another shutdown

ARCADIA, CA - OCTOBER 07, 2020 - Shoppers walk past a "Sanitize on the Go," station to keep shoppers safe from coronavirus at the Westfield Santa Anita shopping mall in Arcadia on October 7, 2020. This is the first day customers return to indoor shopping after Los Angeles County eases restrictions and have reopened the malls and the individual stores. Such stores have been closed for weeks, but reopened Wednesday at 25% capacity. Westfield Santa Anita has placed Covid-related signage with one-way traffic, 6 feet distancing when waiting to get into individual stores, hand sanitizing stations and mask are required before entering the mall. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Shoppers walk past a “Sanitize on the Go,” station at the Westfield Santa Anita shopping mall in Arcadia. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Indoor shopping centers opened Wednesday as Los Angeles County officials eased pandemic-related restrictions on businesses, but one of the biggest mall operators in the region is suing to stop the county from shutting down centers again.

The owners of Westfield-branded malls, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the county in late September that called for the county to lift prohibitions it called “unlawful and unjustifiable” in part because they are targeted at indoor centers, which were then mostly closed.

Although the county gave the green light to indoor mall stores operating with limits on the number of customers who can be inside, Westfield is suing in federal court to stop officials from repeatedly opening and closing stores to blunt the impact of the pandemic.

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South Korean Kim grabs Women’s PGA lead on birdie binge

South Korea’s Kim Sei-young, seeking her first major title, birdied five of her last six holes to seize a one-stroke lead after Friday’s second round of the Women’s PGA Championship.

The 27-year-old from Seoul fired a five-under par 65, including an event record-tying 29 for the front nine, to stand on four-under 136 after 36 holes at Aronimink in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

“Just strategizing to attack the greens. I’d try to land it a little short so I can have some release, but it really helped me out,” Kim said.

“I tried to focus on my game. Honestly I didn’t look at the leaderboard. I was in a good momentum so I just wanted to ride on that.”

Seventh-ranked Kim has had six top-five major finishes without a victory, her closest calls being a runner-up finish at the 2015 Women’s PGA and a share of second at the 2018 Evian

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Sei Young Kim has late birdie run to take Women’s PGA lead

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Sei Young Kim ignored the manually operated leaderboards dotted around Aronimink as she started to rally her way into contention.

“I was in a good momentum, so I just wanted to ride on that,” Kim said.

By the time she finished sinking birdie after birdie en route toward matching a record round, Kim could afford a peek at the board: Her name was on top.

Kim birdied five of the final six holes as darkness fell Friday at Aronimink for a 5-under 65 and the second-round lead in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

The 27-year-old South Korean closed with a 6-under 29 on the front nine. She dropped early strokes on Nos. 11 and 12 and made her lone first-nine birdie on the par-5 16th.

“When we entered the front nine, the wind kind of slowed down and it was kind of easier to attack

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Latest economic model spurs interest in new NASCAR teams

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Justin Marks tried three times to buy the NASCAR equivalent of a franchise license that guarantees a car a spot in each week’s race. Twice he was outbid, he said, and a third deal fell apart.

Without that charter, Marks had almost no chance to get his team on track in 2021. He ultimately had to lease one from another organization to become the second new NASCAR owner to announce a team in the last month.

As NASCAR plans for the 2022 cost-cutting introduction of the “NextGen” new car, the demand for charters has soared. At least three have been sold since August — ownership records of each charter are not updated by NASCAR until the start of a new year — and the bidding

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Angelina Jolie shares powerful essay about the rights of women amid COVID-19

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie has written a powerful essay for TIME Magazine in response to United Nations concerns that “gains on gender equality risk being reversed by decades” due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on domestic violence and women in the workplace.

“The numbers paint a stark picture of a possible 2 million additional cases of female genital mutilation globally by 2030, 13 million additional child marriages, an additional 15 million women and girls subjected to gender-based violence for every 3 months of lockdown, and a further 47 million women forced into extreme poverty,” Jolie, a Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, wrote, calling the possibility of regression “intolerable.”

Jolie, who also spoke on a TIME panel about the topic, wrote that while the pandemic might have “inflamed” inequalities, the issues at hand existed long before COVID-19.

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