Saints' Book hails 'unbelievable opportunity' to make debut
New Orleans Saints quarterback Ian Book says that because of the unpredictability of COVID-19, he and fellow reserve QB Trevor Siemian adopted the motto: “Stay ready.” Now, because of a COVID-19 outbreak infecting at least 15 Saints players and several coaches, Book is on the brink of seeing how ready he really is. The rookie out of Notre Dame took snaps at practice Friday as New Orleans' No. 1 QB and is slated to make his NFL regular-season debut as a starter against the Miami Dolphins in the Superdome on Monday night.news.yahoo.com
Saudi girls dream big with launch of soccer league
Members of the Saudi national women's team train with their coach at a Riyadh stadium as Saudi Arabia's launch of its first women's football league on Monday will clear the way for girls who dream of turning professional -- and maybe even playing in a World Cup.news.yahoo.com
Senate Democratic leader stripped of committee chair. Miami Republican takes spot.
Senate President Wilton Simpson on Thursday removed Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Lauren Book from a chairmanship role, a change that comes less than two weeks before the start of legislative committee hearings.news.yahoo.com
President George W. Bush hails immigration as America’s ‘greatest strength’ in new book
In 2019, President George W. Bush set out to paint a collection of stories and oil paintings highlighting the inspiring journeys of America’s immigrants and the contributions they make to the life and prosperity of the country. The collection of paintings and essays of the immigrants’ stories are put together in Bush’s book OUT OF MANY, ONE: Portraits of America’s Immigrants.
Scholastic ends distribution of book by "Captain Underpants" author for racist imagery against Asians
Scholastic has halted the production of a children's book by "Captain Underpants" author Dav Pilkey, for the book's "passive racism." "Together, we recognize that this book perpetuates passive racism," Scholastic said in a statement. On his own YouTube page, Pilkey posted a letter apologizing for the racist imagery in the book. "But this week it was brought to my attention that this book also contains harmful racial stereotypes and passively racist imagery," Pilkey wrote. "The Adventures of Ook and Gluk" is not the only children's book that has been halted due to racist imagery.cbsnews.com
Preparing For The New Realities Of Climate Change (Jan. 29, 2021) – Houston Public Media
On Friday’s show: CBS Sunday Morning’s David Pogue discusses his new book, How to Prepare for Climate Change, billed as “a handbook on enduring Earth’s new realities.”On Friday’s Houston Matters: We learn about Harris County’s new air quality monitoring system. Also this hour: CBS Sunday Morning’s David Pogue discusses his new book How to Prepare for Climate Change, which is billed as “a handbook on enduring Earth’s new realities.”Then, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news. And we go inside Seismique, an experimental, immersive art installation. Subscribe to Today in Houston Fill out the form below to subscribe our new daily editorial newsletter from the HPM Newsroom. Email* First Name Last Name * requiredhoustonpublicmedia.org
New book showcases 50 American Santa Clauses working to make kids happy
New book showcases 50 American Santa Clauses working to make kids happy In any other year, children would be lining up to see Santa Claus this time of year -- but this is a holiday season unlike any other, so Santa is getting creative. He's finding out what kids want for Christmas through virtual visits or socially distanced appearances. Barry Petersen speaks to Denver photographer Ron Cooper, whose new book "We Are Santa: Portraits and Profiles" showcases 50 American Santas, who each want to bring holiday cheer.cbsnews.com
'Star Trek: Discovery' offers a better take with season 3, episode 8 'The Sanctuary'
Unlike some other sci-fi shows of the past and present, "Star Trek: Discovery" on CBS All Access credits different writers and directors with different episodes. It was nice that Tolo's character lasted over more than one episode before he gets his "Star Trek" death. The slower, submarine style of space battles in "Star Trek" has been traded in favor of faster-paced action. Is "Star Trek: Discovery" suffering from being top heavy? CBS All Access is the home of "Star Trek: Picard," "Star Trek: Discovery," "Star Trek: Lower Decks" and a host of other original and archival CBS television shows.space.com
Meet the Houston teacher, father and author of ‘Drive Slow’, focusing on the importance of a father-son relationship
HOUSTON – We love to shine a spotlight on our teachers here on Houston Life and our next guest is a fantastic mentor to his students and recently wrote a new book. Knox Junior High School’s, Coach Ortiz pays homage to our beautiful city of Houston and to his father’s legacy in his book, ‘Drive Slow’. For more information or to purchase the book, click HERE.
'Star Trek Discovery' season 3, episode 7 recap: The series' strong start feels like a different show entirely
We'll look at the link to this later; in fact this week, our recap is going to be a little less recap and more opinion because as passionate, life-long fans, we are disappointed with the quality of writing on "Star Trek." Despite the inference of the episode title, this installment is mainly focused on being a vehicle to get Cmdr. Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) to shake off the significant personal and psychological changes she went through after spending a whole 12 months away from the Discovery crew. Ni'var was a term coined by Dorothy Jones who wrote a series of "Star Trek" stories for the fanzine T-Negative in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The intimacy between Burnham and Book also felt so very rushedCBS All Access is the home of "Star Trek: Picard," "Star Trek: Discovery," "Star Trek: Lower Decks" and a host of other original and archival CBS television shows.space.com
The 'Star Trek: Discovery' season 3 premiere is one of its best episodes yet
called Control, save the sphere data and use the tortuous red signal time travel technology to jump 950 years into the future in the disappointing second season finale of "Star Trek: Discovery." If there was an alien in "Star Trek" that was the opposite to a Vulcan, in that they embrace over-emotion, then it's entirely possible Burnham is a descendant. It's been a while since "Star Trek" has provoked such an emotional response, to paraphrase a certain Vulcan, but this is truly a beautiful moment. This marks a return to form for "Star Trek" and could perhaps be considered a re-birth of sorts – a recurring theme in this franchise – leaving all that nonsense of the previous season far behind. Hologram interfaces don't seem to have changed much in 930 yearsRating: 9/10CBS All Access subscription is the home of "Star Trek: Picard," "Star Trek: Discovery," "Star Trek: Lower Decks" and a host of other original and archival CBS television shows.space.com
Tell-all book by Trump niece to be released next week
NEW YORK A tell-all book by President Donald Trump's niece that has been the subject of a legal battle will be released next week. Publisher Simon & Schuster cited high interest and extraordinary interest in the book by Mary Trump titled Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the Worlds Most Dangerous Man. The book was originally set for release on July 28, but will now arrive on July 14. Mary Trump is the daughter of Fred Trump Jr., the presidents elder brother, who died in 1981. Mary L. Trump has the education, insight, and intimate familiarity needed to reveal what makes Donald, and the rest of her clan, tick, a release about the book said. The book is expected to include a number of allegations about President Trump, including how his upbringing led to his worldview and the derision he showed his father after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
Appeals court lifts restraint against Trump book publisher
NEW YORK A New York appeals court cleared the way Wednesday for a publisher to distribute a tell-all book by President Donald Trumps niece over the objections of the presidents brother. The president's brother, Robert Trump, had sued Mary Trump to block publication. The evidence submitted is insufficient for this Court to determine whether the plaintiff is likely to succeed in establishing that claim," the appeals court said. In a statement, Simon and Schuster said it was gratified with the ruling, which it said would let Mary Trump tell her story. Mary Trump's lawyer, Theodore Boutrous Jr., said in a statement it was very good news that the prior restraint against Simon & Schuster has been vacated.
Judge temporarily blocks tell-all book by Trump's niece
A tell-all book by President Donald Trumps niece cannot be published until a judge decides the merits of claims by the presidents brother that its publication would violate a pact among family members, a judge said Tuesday. The book, scheduled to be published in July, was written by Mary Trump, the daughter of Fred Trump Jr., the presidents elder brother, who died in 1981. Robert Trump argues Mary Trump must comply with a written agreement among family members that such a book cannot be published without permission from other family members. Mary Trumps lawyer, Theodore J. Boutrous Jr., and her publisher, Simon & Schuster, promised an immediate appeal. Charles Harder, an attorney for Robert Trump, said his client was very pleased."
Chuck Norris joins Texas first lady for special storytime reading
HOUSTON Chuck Norris doesnt read books. Books read Chuck Norris, unless that book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar and he is with Texas first lady. The martial artist, actor and punchline of every manly joke will be the special guest on Texas Storytime with Cecilia Abbott. Abbott announced Wednesday that Norris would join her on Thursday to read the popular childrens book via Facebook Live. Greg Abbotts Facebook page to watch the special reading or see other storytime videos featuring other special guests.