Serena Williams Penned A Sweet Letter To Her Baby

To quote my colleague Sesali Bowen, Beyoncé has blessed this year with extreme fertility, resulting in what feels like a bajillion celebrity pregnancies. There’s Amal Clooney, Heidi Montag, Whitney Port, and, of course, Queen Knowles herself. As of last week, it seemed like the baby boom had died down. And then Serena Williams spoke up. The tennis star posted a mirror selfie on Snapchat of her growing bump, adding the caption, “20 weeks.” Williams is expecting with her fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. A rep for Williams confirmed to Refinery29 that “Serena is expecting a baby this fall.” Now that the info is out there, Williams has taken to Instagram to open up about the pregnancy.

“My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had,” Williams wrote in post Monday morning — her fiancé’s birthday. “You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can’t wait to meet you.” The accompanying photo is a sweet beach selfie in which the tennis player’s bump is just barely visible.

“I can’t wait for you to join the players box next year,” Williams continued. “But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you… once again today. On @alexisohanian bday. From the world’s oldest number one to the world’s youngest number one. -Your Mommy.”

My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can’t wait to meet you. I can’t wait for you to join the players box next year. But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you…. once again today. On @alexisohanian bday. 😉 …read more

Source:: Refinery29

A.M. notes: Jazz win playoff thriller, a new way for Utah teens to get jobs, North Korea threatens U.S.

Here is a look at the news for April 24.

Jazz win with help from Rudy Gobert

The Utah Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 105-98 Sunday night, thanks in part to the return of Rudy Gobert and the prolific Joe Johnson, according to the Deseret News.

The Jazz, who tied the best-of-seven series up at two games a piece Sunday night, won despite All-Star guard Gordon Hayward leaving the game early because of food poisoning, the Deseret News reported.

“He wanted to play and got out there and just, you know, didn’t have anything,” Utah coach Quin Snyder said. “So he ended up going back (to the locker room). I think he threw up again. They put him in a dark room, put a towel over his head and that was it.”

Utah also won the game despite trailing seven points with about seven minutes left, the Deseret News reported. The team went on a quick run to capture the victory.

Read more at the Deseret News.

New Utah pathway program connects teens to jobs

The new Talent Ready Utah program launched from Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has recently found ways to connect teens to post-high school jobs, the Deseret News reported.

These Utah students go through training so they can be connected and implemented into tech industry companies right out of high school, the Deseret News reported.

So far, the Utah Aerospace Pathways program, for example, has earned nationwide praise for its ability to connect students to jobs.

“These direct employment programs have been tried before in many places but have had poor success records,” Governor’s Office of Economic Development Deputy Director Ben Hart told the Deseret News. “Here in Utah, our model has demonstrated a very high level of success.”

Read more at the Deseret News.

North Korea …read more

Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News