Compared to its more glamorous sister sports - Crossfit, yoga, bodybuilding and strongman - powerlifting remains on the fringes of mainstream athletics and generally attracts a more colourful range of competitors.
A few of those highlights include: Oprah Winfrey giving advice to college graduates, astronauts dropping in from the International Space Station and the original cast of Hamilton singing Alexander Hamilton to a 9-year-old girl who missed out on the show.
European Union leaders failed to agree on a massive stimulus fund to revive their coronavirus-hammered economies on Saturday after two days of fraught negotiations, but extended their summit for another day to try and overcome their differences.
Libya's internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) on Saturday moved fighters closer to Sirte, a gateway to Libya's main oil terminals that the GNA says it plans to recapture from the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA).
A powerlifting champion who was once accused of seducing a vulnerable 17-year-old girl has turned over a new leaf as a satanic 'cult leader' and porn star who advocates animal welfare and mental health support at his thriving Central Coast gym.
People at the student-led rally near Bangkok's Democracy Monument cited a litany of complaints against the year-old civilian government of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the former army chief who ousted an elected government six years ago.
Keane describes himself as the 'cult leader' at Pale Horse Powerlifting on the New South Wales Central Coast, where he charges upwards of $200 per month for customised training plans and online coaching
The actress - who is now married to Brad Falchuk - has remained close friends with Chris since their divorce, with the former couple and their new partners going on double dates and even holidays with each other.
And being 80 doesn't mean he shies away from new technology. His Sir Pat Stew Twitter account is a must-follow. Check out his birthday gift from Stewart's pal Ian McKellen, who delivers a reading of William Shakespeare's Sonnet 81, a wistful and sweet meditation about being remembered even after one is gone from this world.
Happy 80th birthday, Sir Patrick Stewart. The English actor, who hit the big 8-0 on Monday, can look back on a life of impressive work. It includes decades with the Royal Shakespeare Company, voice acting in everything from Family Guy II to The Emoji Movie, video game and commercial work, the role of Charles Xavier in the X-Men franchise, and more. He even appears in an iconic meme, with his famous facepalm producing everything from cookies to its own meme generator. But to many, he'll always be Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the inspiring and courageous captain of the 24th-century starship, the USS Enterprise.
Elshad Nassirov, vice president of Azeri state energy company SOCAR, said on a conference call some of the energy infrastructure involved in shipping Caspian oil and gas to world markets is located in the vicinity of the current military operations.
In the words of Krasinski, who later stands up to reveal he's actually wearing proper suit pants for this episode (instead of boxers), "No matter how hard things get, there is always good in the world."
The figure, from a report Rouhani cited in a televised speech, was far higher than Saturday's official figure for infections of 271,606, and corresponds to more than 30% of Iran's 80 million population.
2. He's sharing sonnets online Ian McKellen's birthday sonnet to Stewart wasn't out of the blue. Stewart has been reading a Shakespearean sonnet every day since March on his social media accounts. Whether you flunked out of English, are a literature professor, or like most of us, are somewhere in between, listening to his rich readings are two-minute daily breaks worth taking.
4. He can play everyone from poop to Prospero Stewart's portrayed Macbeth and Mark Antony, among other Shakespearean roles. But he's not too snooty to laugh at himself. Yes, that's his refined voice coming out of the mouth of the poop emoji in 2017's The Emoji Movie. It's kind of a devastatingly cheap wedding
joke in casting -- get one of the classiest actors out there to voice a swirly piece of poo -- but it's still hard not to laugh when he leads his poopy son in a chant of, "We're Number Two!"
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5. He's been honest about childhood abuse The actor wasn't born into a life of ease. He's spoken honestly about his abusive father, and how he would wait in fear for him to come home from the pub, inserting his child's body in between his dad's fists and his mother's face. Stewart was able to escape into acting, but hasn't forgotten those who aren't as lucky. He's continued to promote awareness of domestic violence and help for its victims, of all ages.