The Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians will face head-to-head at the World Series on Tuesday, October 25th. The Indians are looking to seek their first World Series title in 68 years, the Cubs haven’t won it all sine 1908.
Cubs fans are already celebrating the historic event. About 300,000 fans gathered in the streets outside of Wrigley Field for hours after the Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0, in Game 6 of the National Championship Series, securing their spot at the World Series.
The Cubs were deemed World Series favorites since opening day. The Cubs topped the majors with 103 wins to win the NL Central, then beat the Giants and Dodgers in the playoffs.
The Indians are embracing their underdog role in the World Series.
“We believe in each other,” first baseman Mike Napoli said Sunday. “We believe that if we go out there and play the game the right way, play as a team like we’ve done, we can win a game on any night. We’ve shown in the past two series we can’t be taken lightly. We play as a team. We’re a confident group.”
Many of the Indians watched the Cubs as they played on Saturday and found themselves rooting for the Cubs to win. The more the group thought about a Cleveland-Chicago series, the more they pulled for the Cubs to get to the World Series.
Napoli can’t wait for it to get started.
“The Cubs have a lot of history. We have a lot of history,” he said. “The big things are the droughts. That’s why I wanted it to be us versus them because I think it will probably be the coolest thing ever to be a part of that — going to Wrigley on the road to see that atmosphere. That’s something I live for.”
Denial, based on the book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, recounts professor Deborah E. Lipstadt’s legal battle for her historical interpretation against David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. With the burden of proof placed on the accused, Lipstadt and her legal team fight to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.
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Cristiano Ronaldo never thought he would tick off Buddhists after posting a picture of himself with his foot resting on a Buddha statue. But he sure did. The Real Madrid star posted the image of Facebook and in less than 10 hours the photo had over one million likes and 40,179 shares on the social media website. He captioned the post “Bom Dia.” A Portuguese word for “good morning.”
The morning was not good for Buddhists who were outraged after viewing Ronaldo dressed casually by the stature with his hands in his pockets, wearing a baseball ball cap turned backwards, wearing sunglasses and sporting sneakers.
The comments started to pour in. “This is disrespectful …. How can he put his leg on Gautam Buddha …. I was not expecting this stupidity from Ronaldo …. Sir today u lost one of ur fan this is very bad,” wrote one fan on Facebook. This was just one of the 63,000 comments listed after the picture was posted on Thursday morning. Another fan posted his response: “This is disrespectful …. How can he put his leg on Gautam Buddha. I was not expecting this stupidity from Ronaldo. Sir today u lost one of ur fan this is very bad,” wrote another.
People are demanding that the 25-year-old soccer player take the picture offline as it is disrespectful to the father of Buddhism. Ronaldo, who has over 200 million followers on social media, still has not responded to the criticism or has taken the image down.
“I think you should delete this posting before people is living Asia angry you, Cristiano Ronaldo. I really love you and don’t want to hear someone blame you. You should know and respect religion of your fans. Thank you so much for your deletion. God bless you,” wrote a follower.
“Collateral Beauty” explores deeply spiritual themes and timeless questions that will resonate with spiritual seekers from all walks of life. The meaning of life, love, death, and the illusions of time, are all interwoven in a poetic way to enhance the beauty that is present in every moment of existence.
In the film, when a successful New York ad executive suffers a personal tragedy and retreats from life, his friends devise a drastic plan to reach him before he loses everything. Pushing him to the very edge, they force him to confront the truth in surprising and profoundly human ways.
“Collateral Beauty” features an all-star cast, including Will Smith (“Suicide Squad,” “Concussion”), Edward Norton (“Birdman or [The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance]”), Keira Knightley (“The Imitation Game”), Michael Peña (“The Martian”), Naomie Harris (“Spectre”), Jacob Latimore (“The Maze Runner”), with Oscar winners Kate Winslet (“The Reader,” “Steve Jobs”) and Helen Mirren (“The Queen,” “Trumbo”)