Priyanka and Nick Jonas Celebrate 2-Year Wedding Anniversary With Sweet Tributes

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are celebrating two years of wedded bliss! The couple took to Instagram on Tuesday to mark their second wedding anniversary with sweet tributes. 

“Two years married to the most wonderful, inspiring and beautiful woman. Happy anniversary @priyankachopra I love you. ❤️,” Jonas, 28, captioned a slideshow of photos from their over-the-top, extravagant Christian ceremony at Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India, in 2018. The couple also had a traditional Indian wedding ceremony, as well as many other pre-wedding festivities. 

Chopra, 38, shared a recent pic of herself and Jonas walking hand in hand in London. “Happy 2 year anniversary to the love of my life. Always by my side. My strength. My weakness. My all,” she captioned the sweet pic. “I love you @nickjonas.” 

In a recent interview with ET, Jonas opened up about how he and Chopra have been finding the “silver lining” amid lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

“I’ve been able to stay real creative, just working on a number of things, whether it’s music stuff or film, television development and writing,” he explained. “But the biggest upside of all this has been that time at home, which me and Pri wouldn’t have had, had this all [not] happened, as busy as our schedules have been over the last couple of years.”

“That has been an upside, just for a little while, kind of planting our roots,” he continued. “I think both of us also spend a lot of our time bouncing our ideas off each other. Having that support kind of built-in at home is such an amazing thing. We’re actually working on a number of things together as well, so it’s kind of a family business at this point.”

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A look at Flyers prospects vying for 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship rosters

Flyers fans should receive a nice gift for the holidays.

We’re going to unwrap it for you: it’s a small glimpse into the future.

And some hockey to watch.

The 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship commences on Christmas Day in Edmonton, Alberta, and finishes Jan. 5. Exhibition play begins Dec. 20 and 10 countries are represented in the annual under-20 tournament.

Which Flyers prospects will be represented?

Cam York and Bobby Brink look like slam-dunk selections for the U.S. as they’re both on the preliminary roster and played for the Americans in the 2020 tourney, when rosters were at a maximum of 23 players. For the 2021 tournament, rosters have been expanded to 25 players.

York, whose sophomore season is underway at Michigan, was the Flyers’ 2019 first-round draft pick and is arguably a top-three prospect in the club’s system. The put-you-on-your-heels blueliner holds a U.S. national team development program record for points in a season by a defenseman with 65 when he recorded 14 goals and 51 assists during his draft year.

Brink, the Flyers’ 2019 second-round draft pick, is a sophomore at Denver, which opens its 2020-21 season on Wednesday night against Flyers prospect Noah Cates and Minnesota Duluth. Brink is a tinier winger but sees the ice like a tall quarterback. He torched the USHL in his draft year and Denver head coach David Carle called Brink’s hockey sense “elite.”

 

The NHL Network will televise every U.S. game, so Flyers fans will want to tune in. The Americans open their schedule on Christmas against Russia.

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Bobby Brink and Cam York were the Flyers’ top-two draft picks in 2019.

Emil Andrae, the Flyers’ 2020 second-round draft pick, is a candidate for Team Sweden. In early November, The Athletic’s Scott Wheeler projected Andrae to make the Swedes’ roster. The 5-foot-8, 181-pound blueliner brings a blend of skill and competitiveness. During his 2019-20 draft year, Andrae was the No. 1-scoring defenseman in Sweden’s top junior league with 38 points (11 goals, 27 assists) over 40 games.

“He has a good stick and he has high-end hockey sense,” Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher said in October. “There’s not much you can do about the height, but there have been other players with his type of build that have succeeded. Typically those players have had high-end hockey sense and high-end compete and a lot of skill. And he fits the bill.”

Defenseman Mason Millman and winger Tyson Foerster are in Team Canada’s selection camp. The Athletic’s Corey Pronman projects that both of the Flyers’ prospects are long shots to make the Canadians’ roster.

Millman, the Flyers’ 2019 fourth-round draft pick, is one of the bigger sleepers in the club’s prospect pool. Like Millman, Foerster plays in the OHL. He was the Flyers’ 2020 first-round draft pick and is regarded for his advanced shot.

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Nasdaq steps into 21st century by requiring women and minorities on corporate boards

Nasdaq has just put its money where its mouth is by proposing to require its listed companies to have at least two “diverse” directors, including at least one woman and one minority or LGBTQ director, or face being kicked off the exchange.



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What’s most interesting about the proposal, which was submitted Tuesday to the Securities and Exchange Commission, isn’t that it’s radical in its reach.

It’s that the proposal recognizes the emerging reality in American industry, which is that resistance to diversity has been evaporating for years.

Nasdaq’s purpose is to champion inclusive growth and prosperity to power stronger economies.

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Large consumer and technology companies have been among the leaders in the trend. CNN calculates that four of the five largest companies on Nasdaq, measured by market value “have boards on which straight white men are in the minority. They are Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet (the parent of Google) and Facebook.

Those companies plainly recognize that diverse boards are good for their bottom line, for their public image and for their standing in the investment community. In its proposal, Nasdaq observed that most large institutional investors have been pressuring corporate managements for more diverse boards.

Goldman Sachs, one of the leading underwriters of corporate stock offerings, said in January that it won’t take a company public unless it has at least one woman or minority director. By 2021, the minimum will be two directors.

And California has imposed mandatory diversity standards on companies headquartered within its borders. The state has required public companies based in the state to have at least one woman director as of the end of last year and as many as three by the end of 2021.

A new law signed by Gov. Newsom this year requires those companies to have at least one minority or LGBTQ director by the end of 2021 and as many as three by the end of 2022.

No other states have followed suit, possibly because they’re waiting for the outcomes of at least two lawsuits challenging California’s gender diversity law. But there are indications that the law has spurred California-based companies to step up their recruitment of women directors.

In its rule proposal, Nasdaq cited academic studies finding that gender-diverse boards are associated with lower likelihood of manipulated earnings or other corporate wrongdoing, including securities fraud.

Much of corporate America certainly seems to have moved past its traditional resistance to diversifying the boardroom.

That attitude was exemplified by T.J. Rodgers, the founder and then-chairman of Cypress Semiconductor, who in a famous 1996 missive rebuffed one Sister Doris Gormley, a shareholder advocate at a Franciscan order in Pennsylvania, who told him the diversity of Cypress’ all-male board had been found wanting.

Rodgers, whose stubbornness was legendary, told the nun to “get down from your moral high horse.” Cypress depended on its directors to contribute

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Women’s team, US Soccer settle part of their lawsuit

U.S. Soccer and the women’s national team have settled the players’ legal claim over inequitable working conditions, putting to rest a part of the team’s gender discrimination lawsuit

U.S. women’s national team players and the U.S. Soccer Federation have settled their long-running lawsuit over inequitable working conditions with the men’s team while leaving their dispute over unequal pay for additional litigation.

The parties filed a redacted public notice of the settlement with the federal court in Los Angeles on Tuesday while providing the complete agreement to U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner. The deal with the world champion American women and the sport’s U.S. governing body calls for charter flights, hotel accommodations, venue selection and professional staff support equitable to that of the men’s national team.

Klausner dismissed the pay claim in May, ruling the women rejected a pay-to-play structure like the men’s agreement and accepted greater base salaries and benefits.

But Klausner allowed aspects of their allegations of discriminatory working conditions to be put to trial. Those issue were settled, and players may now ask the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to restore the wage claims.

“We are pleased that the USWNT players have fought for — and achieved — long overdue equal working conditions,” players’ spokeswoman Molly Levinson said. “We now intend to file our appeal to the court’s decision, which does not account for the central fact in this case that women players have been paid at lesser rates than men who do the same job.

“We remain as committed as ever to our work to achieve the equal pay that we legally deserve. Our focus is on the future and ensuring we leave the game a better place for the next generation of women who will play for this team and this country.”

Then-presidential candidate Joe Biden posted to Twitter: “To @USWNT: don’t give up this fight. This is not over yet. To @ussoccer: equal pay, now. Or else when I’m president, you can go elsewhere for World Cup funding,” referring to the 2026 men’s World Cup, set to be co-hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada.

After the USSF argued in court documents that women lacked the skills and responsibilities of their male counterparts, sponsors criticized the federation. Federation President Carlos Cordeiro resigned in March and was replaced by

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Kohl’s Is Upping Its Beauty Game With The Help Of Sephora

“Game-changing,” is how Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass characterized the partnership with Sephora it announced today, and the impact it will have on the Menomonee Falls retailer’s beauty business.

“It’s a massive deal,” Gass said in an interview. “We’ve been looking at the beauty opportunity for a long time. We’ve put a greater emphasis on beauty. We were doing [nicely.] We wanted to make much bigger, bolder progress.”

Sephora at Kohl’s, the 2,600-square-foot beauty destinations, are designed to look like Sephora’s own stores. At Kohl’s units with two doors – about 80 percent of the fleet – Sephora will have a dedicated entrance, its logo on the facade. “That’s how much we believe in this partnership,” said Gass.

The shops will be prominently located at the front of stores, with the first 200 Sephora at Kohl’s shops-in-shop bowing in fall 2021. Kohls.com’s online beauty selection will exclusively showcase an expanded Sephora assortment. The concept by 2023 will expand to at least 850 stores, Kohl’s said.

Sephora at Kohl’s will provide immersive and elevated experiences combining Kohl’s customer reach and omnichannel convenience with Sephora’s prestige service and selection of premium products.

“Beauty is expected to grow over the next five years,” Gass said. “We’re significantly under-represented. We’ll tap into that.” While beauty is only a modest low single-digit penetration of the business, Kohl’s has driven steady growth of nearly 40% over the past five years, Gass said during the retailer’s third-quarter earnings call last week. Gass also made the bullish pronouncement that Kohl’s has its sights on tripling sales and driving incremental traffic.

“As you would imagine, with a deal of this magnitude, we’ve been in conversations for a long time, many months,” Gass said.

Gass said Sephora at Kohl’s aims to make aspirational beauty products accessible to more consumers. “This is an extraordinary time of change,” said Gass. “I’m thrilled to partner with Sephora, a brand that shares our values and passion for innovation and reinvention. This is a perfect illustration of the bold moves Kohl’s is making to accelerate our growth and reimagine our future for the next era of retail.”

The new deal will allow both retailers to grow their respective customer bases. Sephora, which operates 500 stores in the Americas, will gain access to most of Kohl’s 65 million consumers who shop its 1,150-plus locations, with limited overlap between the two retail networks. Gass said, “We’re absolutely expecting younger customers.”

Kohl’s has been on a mission to attract younger consumers for several years, launching new brands such as LC Lauren Conrad, PopSugar, and creating the Pinterest-inspired, trend-oriented Outfit Bar. The retailer has also shown its propensity for innovation and taste for risk. Case in point, Kohl’s deal with Amazon
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“This is not a pop-up collaboration, but an investment our brand partners can rely on for the long-term,” said

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The Wedding I Thought Would Never Happen

I was at my gynecologist’s office. “At 39, I’m scared I’ll never get married or have kids,” I told him.

“Think about freezing your eggs,” he said. My eyes went wide. It was 2009, when egg-freezing was “experimental” and felt like science fiction.

Walking out of his office, I was filled with regret. I was a 4-foot-10, 180-pound woman who’d started dating at 35, still a virgin. How could I ever catch up?

I worried my problems with men were caused by my father’s traumatic suicide when I was 17, on the eve of Yom Kippur. My mom, Marcelle, was a Holocaust survivor, and I was their only child. After my dad died, my mom and I had an unspoken pact to take care of each other. But we danced around my father’s ghost, rarely talking about him. Feeling unlovable, I escaped into work as a VH1 reality TV producer of dating shows revolving around other people finding love but never me.

After a lonely Thanksgiving in Tokyo filming a Mariah Carey documentary, I decided it was time to change. Yet I had the romantic wisdom of a 16 year old, “Like A Virgin” my theme song. Normal events to other women, like radio silence after dates, sent me into a tailspin, hitting my abandonment button. I would look at pictures of myself, searching for what was wrong. Why didn’t men like me? I had barely been kissed. But I kept going: trying therapy, speed dating and even a dreaded Fourth of July “Fireworks of Love” singles cruise.

At 37, I met a man with kind eyes and a great laugh. Then I found whips, chains and a pink feather under his bed. Could it be his Halloween costume, I naïvely wondered. The relationship lasted longer than it should have, but at least he had made me feel like I mattered. However, I was more “When Harry Met Sally” than “50 Shades of Grey.”

Shortly before turning 40, I used my savings to freeze my eggs. It preserved my dreams of having a family while I played dating catch-up. I had just about given up hope on finding a partner when I met George Talbot, 46, a handsome, 6-foot-3, software engineer and self-described “professional nerd.” He took my hand while talking about our favorite ’80s videos, his Van Halen’s “Jump” to my Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf.”

“I’d love to take you out on my motorcycle,” George said, as we stood up to leave hours later. I barely reached his chest, even in heels.

“I’m a lifelong pedestrian, what rhymes with never?” I said. We both laughed.

I felt comfortable and grounded with George. Instead of faking it or waiting for the “right moment,” I was honest about what I wanted: a serious relationship. A month later, laying in bed, I confessed to George how I’d frozen my eggs, something I had never admitted to any man.

“What a beautiful story of love and hope,” he said, cradling me.

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Debenhams and Topshop Fall, Pushed by Fast Fashion and Pandemic

LONDON — The British department store Debenhams can trace its history back 242 years to a shop on Wigmore Street in central London. On Tuesday, it finally succumbed to the pressures of 21st-century e-commerce. After more than a year of restructuring and several months of trying to find a buyer, the company said it would begin shutting down.

Debenhams is the second big retailer to topple in two days, after Arcadia Group, which owns brands including Topshop and Miss Selfridge, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday. The two are also linked because Arcadia’s brands have a big footprint in Debenhams, with sections set aside for their clothes.

And so, as Christmas lights flicker above the sidewalks in Britain’s downtowns and as the busiest shopping period of the year begins after a monthlong lockdown in England, the nation is watching two of its largest retailers fall. They have about 25,000 employees between them.

More bankruptcies are expected, as the lockdowns have relentlessly exposed the retailers that have failed to pick up on customers’ willingness to shop online.

“The retail house of cards on the high street is in danger of collapse,” said Susannah Streeter, an analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown.

Britain’s fashion retailers enjoyed a golden period and were seen for a time as a source of national pride. The Debenhams evening wear department was a middle-class destination for all of life’s major celebrations. Marks & Spencer, which announced plans during the summer to lay off nearly 8,000 workers, was a byword for quality for decades, with its cotton underwear and cashmere knits a staple of British households.

In the 2000s, Topshop — once considered the jewel in the crown of Philip Green’s Arcadia Group — was a genuine style authority thanks to sellout collaborations with the model Kate Moss and a vast Oxford Street emporium laden with catwalk-inspired knockoffs.

But these brands have suffered for years. Fast-fashion giants from overseas, like Zara from Spain and H&M from Sweden, started selling cheaper, trendier clothes. They were followed by online-only upstarts such as Boohoo and Pretty Little Thing (similar to the American brand Fashion Nova). Geared toward young women and powered by social commerce, they offer low-priced fashion products designed to be browsed, bought and worn on social media.

The pandemic has hastened the demise of brands found in Britain’s high street shopping districts. For about a third of the year, clothing stores and other nonessential retailers have been shuttered to comply with lockdowns, accelerating the move to e-commerce. Since February, online clothing sales have grown 17 percent in Britain, while in-store sales have slumped 22 percent.

The old guard retailers and department stores that were too slow to invest in their online operations have found themselves grappling with the costs of real estate empires visited by fewer and fewer people. Even accounting for scores of closures in recent years, Debenhams has 124 department stores, while Arcadia has 444 stores for its brands in Britain. .

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USWNT and US Soccer Settle Workplace Claims

The United States Soccer Federation and its World Cup champion women’s team said Tuesday that they had resolved the players’ outstanding claims about working conditions, a rare moment of détente — and mutual happiness — in the sides’ long-running legal fight about equal pay.

The agreement, filed in federal court in California, is equal parts labor peace and legal maneuvering. By removing one of the last unresolved items in the team’s wage-discrimination lawsuit, U.S. Soccer and its new leadership team rid themselves of one more point of contention in a dispute they would prefer to see end.

For the players and their lawyers, the deal brings opportunity: In dispensing with their claims about unequal working conditions, the women’s stars cleared the way to appeal a ruling in May that had rejected most of their equal pay claims.

U.S. Soccer’s president, Cindy Cone, hailed the agreement, saying it signaled the federation’s efforts “to find a new way forward” with the women’s team and, hopefully, a way out of the rest of the litigation.

“This settlement is good news for everyone,” Cone said, “and I believe will serve as a springboard for continued progress.”

The agreement on working conditions codified an effort that U.S. Soccer had already begun to remove any differences in areas like staffing, travel, hotel accommodations and related issues when men’s and women’s national team players are in camp. U.S. Soccer said it would put the agreement into effect immediately.

The deal does not address past working conditions or involve any payments to the women’s players, according to a U.S. Soccer official familiar with the agreement. But in resolving the players’ claims of workplace discrimination, it will allow the players to refocus on overturning the ruling on their equal pay claims. That effort, if successful, could be worth tens of millions of dollars in back pay and damages.

“We are pleased that the USWNT players have fought for — and achieved — long overdue equal working conditions,” Molly Levinson, a spokeswoman for the players, said in a statement. “We now intend to file our appeal to the court’s decision, which does not account for the central fact in this case that women players have been paid at lesser rates than men who do the same job.

“We remain as committed as ever,” Levinson added, “to our work to achieve the equal pay that we legally deserve.”

The women’s players and U.S. Soccer have been plotting a path forward in their relationship since May, when a federal judge, R. Gary Klausner of United States District Court for the Central District of California, delivered a crushing blow to the players’ equal pay arguments.

In his ruling, Judge Klausner not only dismissed the players’ contention that they were systematically underpaid by U.S. Soccer in comparison with men’s national team players, but he also said the federation had substantiated its argument that the women’s team had actually earned more “on both a cumulative and an average per-game basis” than the men’s team during

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With Grafomap, give the gift of place this holiday season with a custom, personalized map

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But unlike photographs of friends and family, a place can be harder to capture, and its importance to us can be difficult to put into words. Bring the gift of travel to a loved one’s home, even if it’s a bit harder to travel right now. Passport stamps may be temporary, but memories last forever.

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Isla Fisher Is 100% Down for Returning in Wedding Crashers 2

Talk of a sequel to the 2005 romantic comedy hit Wedding Crashers 2 has fans excited to once again join Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson on another escapade. As good as the central duo are though, it’s really Isla Fisher who ran away with the first movie as the overly possessive adorable psycho Gloria, and the actress has now said that she would love the opportunity to return for more.

“I would 100%, 100% be down. I think there is a ton of comedy to be mined in that set up. I think those two have such a great, natural chemistry. I loved playing a bipolar nymphomaniac. It would be really fun to go step back into that role that sort of made me lucky enough to be cast in fantastic movies like [Godmothered]. Yeah, it’d be great fun!”

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The first Wedding Crashers follows divorce mediators Vince Vaughn as Jeremy Grey and Owen Wilson as John Beckwith, two womanisers who love nothing better than gate crashing weddings in an attempt to meet and seduce women. After a successful season of wedding crashing, the devious pair find themselves in a fix when one of them falls in love with the bridesmaid at one such wedding.

Directed by David Dobkin and written by Steve Faber and Bob Fisher, the movie stars a stellar supporting cast made up of Christopher Walken, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Bradley Cooper, and Jane Seymour alongside Vaughn and Wilson. Wedding Crashers proved to be a big hit way back in 2005, grossing $288.5 million worldwide on a $40 million budget, with the movie now credited for reviving the R-rated comedy.

For years fans have been crying out for a sequel, with Vaughn recently fueling the rumor fire in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, with the actor confirming that talks are officially underway for Wedding Crashers 2. “Owen [Wilson] and I and the director of Crashers have been talking for the first time seriously [about] a sequel to that movie,” he revealed. “So there has been an idea that is pretty good. So we are talking about that in the early stages.”

Vaughn has even teased what to expect from the follow-up, and where the audience would find the characters all these years later should Wedding Crashers 2 ever come to fruition. “David Dobkin had a really good idea that’s contemporary,” the actor said. “I never went and made a sequel to a lot of these films at the time because it felt like we were just chasing a success. But what I like about where Crashers could potentially be at is [that] there’s something that is of this moment that feels really good… a lot of these comedies, even something like Wedding Crashers, you’re sort of investigating things that I think are real in our lives, but the comedy is an overcommitment to the absurd.”

Isla Fisher can soon be seen in the fantastical

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