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Female soccer stars are kicking some serious goals, with matches attracting crowds as big as for the men’s World Cup.

The difference, notes the Financial Times, is that these crowds are friendlier — with more families, and more women and girls. More than 1 million tickets to the games have been sold, but the real wins have been global TV viewing figures. Brazil vs. France was viewed by more than 35 million people in Brazil, and Friday’s quarterfinal between the U.S. and France “perhaps the most anticipated match of the World Cup,” will be sure to draw in large numbers.


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Scotland knocked out of Women’s World Cup after Argentina VAR penalty drama



Scotland let a three-goal lead slip with 16 minutes left to play in ParisAFP//Getty Images


Scotland’s World Cup dreams ended in heartbreaking fashion as they drew 3-3 with Argentina following a dramatic late penalty decision.

Scotland were 3-0 up with 16 minutes left to play, but Argentina scored twice to set up a grandstand finish before yet another extraordinary intervention by the video assistant referee (VAR) during a penalty incident.

Kim Little’s 19th-minute effort put Scotland ahead at half-time in Paris, and goals from Jen Beattie (49′) and Erin Cuthbert (69′) appeared to be sending them through to the last-16.

However, Milagros Menendez gave Argentina hope with 14 minutes left to play, and Florencia Bonsegundo put them within a goal with 12 minutes on the clock.

But the real drama came in the final seconds of the game as Ri Hyang Ok awarded a penalty to Argentina following a VAR review after Sophie Howard had felled Aldana Cometti.

Following a lengthy delay, Lee Alexander made a fine save to her right to deny Bonsegundo, but another VAR review adjudged Alexander to have staryed off her line before the spot-kick was taken.


US – Police Officer kills ‘pregnant’ woman with mental health issues in Baytown, Texas


Pamela Turner was killed by a police officer in a scuffle

Shocking footage has shown the moment a police officer opened fire and killed a woman moments after she told him she was pregnant.

The confrontation unfolded in Baytown, Texas, on Monday evening (local time) when an officer tried to arrest Pamela Turner, 44, over outstanding warrants.

Graphic video showed the officer struggling with the woman who could be heard yelling, “I’m pregnant”.

In the video, which is circulating on social media, Turner could be heard saying “You’re actually harassing me” and “I’m actually walking to my house” before falling to the ground.

Pamela Turner, 44, was shot during a struggle with a police officer who was trying to arrest her over outstanding warrants. (Baytown Police Department)

While on her back, she appeared to struggle with the officer, saying, “Why? Why?”, and then “I’m pregnant”.

Turner then appeared to reach up towards the officer and, moments later, he fired five shots, killing her.

Police claimed the woman snatched the officer’s taser, which he had earlier used on her, and shot it towards his groin during the scuffle.

Video showed the police man standing over the woman. (Twitter/Good Morning America)

Following the incident, the police department learned Turner was not pregnant, but declined to elaborate on how it had found out.

Autopsy results have not been released.

The lieutenant said the officer was patrolling the complex about 40 kilometres east of Houston and tried to arrest the African-American woman because he knew she had outstanding warrants.

The officer, who is Hispanic and an 11-year veteran of the department, had previous dealings with Turner.

Graphic footage showed the woman on the floor as she yelled to the officer about being pregnant. (Twitter/Good Morning America)

The officer, who was not seriously injured, has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Investigators are trying to contact whoever recorded the video as they were a witness to the shooting.

“It’s a tragic event for everybody involved. Of course, our hearts go out to the family of the deceased as well as our officer,” Lieutenant Steve Dorris said.


THE 2019 TIME 100 LIST


Here’s How We Chose the 2019 TIME 100

Crimson Tazvinzwa, AIWA! NO!||The women are listed alongside Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and Jacinda Arden on the annual list. The annual list includes TIME’s 100 most influential pioneers, leaders, titans, artists and icons of 2019.

And Donald Trump. Of Course.

Edward Felsenthal is the Editor-in-Chief of TIME||Near the end of Tara Westover’s breakout memoir, Educated, she pauses on a timeless question, “Who writes history?” Decades from now when we look back at this era, it’s a fair bet that the answer will be many of the people on this year’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people. Among them is Westover herself, who has captivated readers with her astonishing journey from the mountains of Idaho to Cambridge and Harvard universities, and beyond.

Westover is self-taught, but her impact on the world has been to educate the rest of us—about the silos we live in and the obstacles faced by so many in our society. We all have teachers, some we know intimately, others who inspire from the page or the screen. This holds true even for the most accomplished people on earth. Our annual TIME 100 issue is filled with tributes from teachers to students; in many cases, the surprise is who is playing which role today.

Warren Buffett praises the leadership of LeBron James, whom he met (on a basketball court!) more than a decade ago. Legendary chef Alice Waters recounts how rising food-world star Samin Nosrat—who began her career working for Waters—helped show her how to cook with care. London Mayor Sadiq Khan calls New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s swift, compassionate response to the shootings at Christchurch mosques “an inspiration to us all.” Viola Davis reveals her lifelong admiration for fellow Oscar winner Regina King, praising her for elevating artists of colour and “making me feel seen.” And Bill Gates, whose upbringing could not be more different from Tara Westover’s, shares what she taught him about overcoming our divides.

Photographs by Pari Dukovic for TIME

In many ways, these connections—forged across and among industries—are the heart of the TIME 100, which now, in its 16th year, is far more than a list. It is a community of hundreds of global leaders, many of whom support and challenge one another. And at a time when so many of our problems require cross-disciplinary solutions, they are also uniquely positioned to effect change. “When you connect extraordinary people,” says Dan Macsai, editorial director of the TIME 100, “they can do even more extraordinary things.”

This year, for the first time, we have invited some members of our TIME 100 community to speak at a TIME 100 Summit in New York City. Joining us will be participants from the worlds of politics and business—including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and former Senator Bob Corker—as well as amazing artists, scientists, actors and activists who reflect the remarkable breadth of the TIME 100. Our goal is to spotlight the progress these individuals are making and encourage collaboration toward a better world. “We are only as good as the people that we have around us,” says chef and activist José Andrés, a two-time TIME 100 honoree, who will speak at the summit about how to improve disaster relief. “TIME 100 makes all become one.”

You can learn more about it at time100summit.com and watch it live, starting at 9:30 a.m. E.T. on April 23, at time.com/summit.

I hope you find this year’s TIME 100 as illuminating and inspiring as I do.

Contact us at editors@time.com.