model

Austin Rivers, Audreyana Michelle announce baby with alley-oop (Video)

Austin Rivers found out he’s having a baby boy with an alley-oop.

Gender reveal parties are getting grander and more extreme these days (and sometimes even dangerous, if you live in California), but Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers had the right idea.

For his gender reveal with his girlfriend, model Audreyana Michelle, Rivers finished off an alley-oop dunk with a special, miniature-sized ball filled with powder — either blue for a boy or pink for a girl.

The blue powder exploded all over his hands after the dunk, and the couple was able to celebrate the happy news that they’ll be having a baby boy:

Austin Rivers and Audreyana Michelle are having a boy

We’ve got to give credit to Rivers and Michelle for keeping it simple, but still doing

Read More Read more
women

Jill Ellis and U.S. Soccer Announce Coaching Mentorship Program

She described FIFA’s program and U.S. Soccer’s new one as important ways for women, especially coaches at the top of the game, like her, to walk the walk of supporting a new generation. “We sit on top,” she said, “and we have a responsibility here.”

Ellis knows the hurdles female coaches face: the ballooning costs of a coaching education, for one — the courses to obtain a pro license, the top level in the United States, now cost about $10,000, and the next step down is about half that — but there are also child care and family responsibilities, which regularly fall harder on women. For those reasons, many women say, their progress as coaches has lagged behind the waves of growth and investment in the women’s game over all.

The daughter of a soccer coach and the sister of another, Ellis, 54, has dedicated her professional life to teaching

Read More Read more
women

U.S. Soccer, Jill Ellis announce mentorship program for more women coaches

Jill Ellis never left soccer, she just shifted focus.

The two-time World Cup-winning coach with the U.S. national team has turned her attention to making sure other women can pursue coaching careers in a sport where female coaches are rare.

After Ellis stepped down as coach of the national team last year, U.S. soccer announced it would endow an annual scholarship in her name to support female candidates pursuing elite coaching licenses.

On Tuesday, U.S. Soccer also announced the SheChampions Mentorship Program, designed to support women in the two top licensing courses.

Ellis said the idea is to create a community.

“As I look back on my journey, every female coach has gone it alone, so to speak. There’s been very few opportunities to be in a room, or be on a coaching license course, with other women,” Ellis said. “So I think that the idea of this

Read More Read more
shopping

Afterpay and Simon Announce Collaboration Ahead of Holiday Shopping Season

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Afterpay (ASX:APT), the leader in “Buy Now, Pay Later” payments, and Simon, announced today a national collaboration to support retailers and promote Afterpay in-store payment services to consumers ahead of the busy holiday shopping season.

“Afterpay’s unique in-store payment solution allows our shoppers to make immediate purchases from our retail tenants, while paying over time, interest free – driving additional sales for our retailers,” said Mikael Thygesen, Chief Marketing Officer, Simon. “We believe the service is well-suited for these challenging economic times and a great option for our consumers and retail tenants alike.”

“With the busy holiday season upon us, we are proud to offer a truly multi-channel payment solution that has proven to bring new customers and increased sales to our retail partners,” said Melissa Davis, Afterpay’s EVP of North America. “Our new in-store solution is yet another way to support

Read More Read more
beauty

Sally Beauty Supply and Cosmo Prof Announce the Cultivate Cohort of Women Entrepreneurs

DENTON, Texas, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sally Beauty Supply and Cosmo Prof announce the four brands selected for the second iteration of the Cultivate Cohort. This accelerator program is designed to empower female-owned beauty brands to bring their visions and business plans to life.

In 2018, the inaugural Cultivate program propelled brands Curlanista and PuffCuff to new heights, transforming them into household names and growing by 3,771 percent and 88 percent over the past year, respectively. As part of the 2020 program, four brands were selected to receive business grants worth a combined total of $60,000, online distribution at SallyBeauty.com and CosmoProfBeauty.com in October, along with a 4-week virtual boot camp built to set the brands up for success.

Alexis Stanley, founder of UniQurl
Alexis Stanley, founder of UniQurl
Pekela Riley, founder of True + Pure Texture
Pekela Riley, founder of True + Pure Texture
Tara Darnley, founder of Peculiar Roots
Tara Darnley, founder of Peculiar Roots
Pattie Yankee, founder of Pattie Yankee Products
Pattie Yankee, founder of Pattie Yankee Products

Introducing the

Read More Read more
wedding

The Wedding Present announce album of James Bond theme song covers to benefit CALM

Not From Where I’m Standing will see The Wedding Present (and former members) cover 20 James Bond theme songs to raise money for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).

Speaking about the project, The Wedding Present’s David Gedge said, “Where do ideas like this come from? Well, I can tell you that this one was born during a soundcheck in New Zealand, in 2013, when the band were playing around with the main melody of the classic Bond theme “You Only Live Twice”.”

Gedge adds, “And then came another idea. Each of the artists on this proposed compilation would be required to have a physical connection to Cinerama or The Wedding Present. I liked the unifying feel of that. I suppose it appealed to the collector in me. None of the artists I approached asked for payment for their track and so the obvious thing to do was to make this

Read More Read more