Jays played a double header against the Kansas City Royals in Toronto; first game winning 11 – 3.

Leafs meet the Bruins for Game 4 on Thursday night. Boston currently leading 2 -1.

It’s National Blah Blah Blah Day. I get it.

After a video went viral online over two African American men being arrested for trespassing at Starbucks in Philadelphia, the company has now elected to close all U.S. stores May 29th for Racism-Bias training.

The video grabbed national attention, outcry from various celebrities and activists, and also ignited protests at the location.

From Reuters:

Starbucks Corp  will close 8,000 company-owned U.S. cafes for the afternoon on May 29 so 175,000 employees can undergo racial tolerance training in response to protests and calls for boycotts after the arrest of two black men waiting in a Philadelphia store.

The company said in the Tuesday announcement that it will also provide training materials for non-company workers at the roughly 6,000 licensed Starbucks cafes that will remain open in locations such as grocery stores and airports.

The announcement from world’s biggest coffee company comes as it tries to cool tensions after the Philadelphia incident last week sparked accusations of racial profiling at the chain, which is the subject of a boycott campaign on social media.

Is it really that hard to say “no” to a friend’s wedding? Especially when being asked to be in the wedding party? For one gal in the UK, it is.

Georgina Childs says she has been to 20 weddings in 4 years, acting as a bridesmaid in 7. All those weddings have totaled nearly $14k in expenses, forcing the 30-year-old PR accountant to move back in with her parents.

From the Sun:

The PR account manager from Woodford, Essex, got herself into £2,000 of debt and had to move back in with her with parents after attending 20 weddings and 12 hen dos in four years. …

“I can’t remember the last time I bought something new for me that wasn’t wedding-related. I’m still chipping away at £1,200 worth of credit card debt. Before I moved out, a friend came to stay and her face dropped when she saw all of the invites pinned to my fridge.

“Even when I arrived at my parents’ there were two new invites waiting for me. I’d love to set a limit of only attending one or two weddings a year, just to give my bank balance a chance to recover.

WHAT?! Just say no!

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will be doled out May 20th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Vegas.

Here are some of the nominees:

2018 Billboard Music Awards Nominees (Country Nods):

Top Selling Album

Kendrick Lamar, DAMN
Pink, Beautiful Trauma
Ed Sheeran, Divide
Chris Stapleton, From a Room: Volume 1
Taylor Swift, Reputation

Top Country Song

“What Ifs,” Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina
“Body Like a Backroad,” Sam Hunt
“Small Town Boy,” Dustin Lynch
“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha + Florida Georgia Line
“In Case You Didn’t Know,” Brett Young

Top Billboard 200 Artist

Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Chris Stapleton
Taylor Swift

Billboard Chart Achievement Award

Camilla Cabella
Cardi B
Sam Hunt
Ed Sheeran

Top Country Artist

Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Top Country Male Artist

Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Top Country Female Artist

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris

Top Country Duo/Group

Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Top Country Tour

Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Top Country Album

Kane Brown, Kane Brown
Luke Combs, This One’s for You
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1
Brett Young, Brett Young

Top Christian Album

Elevation Worship, There Is a Cloud
Hillsong United, Wonder
Hillsong Worship, Let There Be Light
Alan Jackson, Precious Memories Collection
Mercy Me, Lifer

Top Selling Song

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”
Imagine Dragons, “Believer”
Imagine Dragons, “Thunder”
Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

~ Care 🙂

photo via Chris Stapleton’s Official IG 


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