Dixie D’Amelio Responds to Ariana Grande’s Shade at TikTok Stars

first_img– Advertisement – “I think it’s fair. I definitely have been not going … because I’ve been working out a lot and also preparing for my movie,” she said, referring to the upcoming gender-swap remake of She’s All That.Rae, who has more than 67 million TikTok followers, added that she’s encouraging her man to stay home too. ”No more parties for Bryce,” she said.TikTok stars aren’t the only ones under fire for partying as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Kendall Jenner recently made headlines for her Halloween-theme 25th birthday party. The bash, which was held at Harriet’s Rooftop at 1 Hotel in West Hollywood on Saturday, October 31, reportedly had 100 people in attendance, including her sisters Kylie Jenner and Kim and Kourtney Kardashian. Other A-listers at the party included The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Doja Cat, Winnie Harlow, Jaden Smith and Saweetie.Kris Jenner later defended her daughter amid backlash.“We’re dealing with lots of people that have different opinions and all we can do is live our lives the best way we know how and be responsible and do the right thing,” Kris, 64, said on SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live on Monday, November 2. “And we’re doing that. … I am very sensitive to what’s going on, believe me. I’ve really tried so hard.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! She added, “Did we all really need to put on our cowgirl boots and ride a mechanical bull that bad? We need that Instagram post that badly?”Dixie D'Amelio Responds to Ariana Grande Shade at TikTok StarsCourtesy of Dixie D’Amelio/InstagramWhile Grande didn’t name names, TikTokers are often spotted partying at the Los Angeles hotspot. The California city began reopening restaurants at the end of May after shutting down amid the COVID-19 crisis.After a clip of the comment circulated on social media, Dixie, the 19-year-old sister of Charli D’Amelio, the most followed person on TikTok, was asked about the controversy.- Advertisement – “She’s right, she’s right,” Dixie admitted to Pap Galore, adding that Grande is “a queen” whom she “loves.”Rae, 20, was also asked about Grande’s criticism while out with on-again, off-again boyfriend Bryce Hall.- Advertisement – Dixie D'Amelio Responds to Ariana Grande Shade at TikTok StarsAriana Grande Broadimage/ShutterstockNow accepting shade. Ariana Grande’s remark about young influencers going out amid the coronavirus pandemic has gone viral — and TikTok stars Dixie D’Amelio and Addison Rae have taken note.“Couldn’t we have just stayed at home for a few more weeks? … Did we all really need to go to f—king Saddle Ranch that badly that like we couldn’t have waited for the deathly pandemic to pass?” the 27-year-old singer recently said on the Zach Sang Show while promoting her new album, “Positions.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Covid Threatens People With Intellectual and Developmental Challenges

first_imgChronic kidney disease, Alzheimer’s disease, colorectal cancer, mobility impairment, epilepsy, heart failure, spinal cord injury and liver disease were also associated with an increased risk of death.The report is not the first to highlight the unique risks that individuals with developmental disorders and intellectual disabilities face in the pandemic. Scientists at Syracuse University reported in June that people with these disabilities who were living in group homes in New York State had far higher rates of Covid-19, compared with other state residents, and that their risk of dying was markedly higher, as well.The population is uniquely vulnerable for several reasons. Many live in group homes or receive care from aides, therapists or teachers who must maintain close physical proximity in order to assist them. Between 16 percent and 20 percent live in congregate settings, compared with only 6 percent of seniors, said Scott Landes, an associate professor of sociology at Syracuse University and an author of that study.- Advertisement – Many are medically frail to begin with, with high rates of underlying health conditions, particularly respiratory problems. That makes them susceptible to pneumonia, increasing the risk for severe illness if they become infected with Covid.Individuals with Down syndrome are more likely to have congenital heart defects; they may have less muscle tone around the neck and a larger tongue, increasing the risk of choking frequently and developing lung infections. Over all, the death rate among all patients with Covid-19 was 0.6 percent. By contrast, 1.22 percent of those with developmental disorders and Covid-19 died, as did 3.37 percent of those with intellectual disabilities.In addition to the high risk to people with developmental disorders, lung cancer and intellectual disabilities, people with spina bifida and other nervous system anomalies were twice as likely to die of Covid-19. So were patients with leukemia and lymphoma.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Masters: Nick Dougherty hoping for a McIlroy Slam, but American challenge is strong | Golf News

first_img Rory McIlroy is confident his game is in the right place heading into The Masters as he reiterated that limiting mistakes will be especially vital. One player who has never had a distance problem is Rory McIlroy, and as much as I’d love to see him complete the Grand Slam of major titles, I’m not sure it will be this year.Rory is more “under the radar” this week with so much attention directed at Bryson, and he’s said he’s happy to not be the main focus ahead of the one major that eludes his collection.After he won the third leg of the Grand Slam at The Open in 2014, he finished in the top 10 in each of the next four Masters tournaments, although he lost his way a little last year and managed only a tie for 21st. But he’s generally been fantastic, and clearly one of the premier players at Augusta over the last 10 years. There are so many home players to get past even before you add tournament-favourite Bryson DeChambeau into the mix, so it’s going to be really tough for the British contingent to emulate Lyle, Faldo, Woosnam and Willett.There’s no doubt they’re capable, they’ve all got big golf games and Augusta always offers the opportunity to step out from the crowd and put in an inspired performance. But it needs something extra special to get across the line here.One thing in favour of the less-experienced players this week could be the absence of patrons. Any major championship is ramped up by an atmosphere that can be so big, powerful and often overwhelming for the uninitiated – and no more so than at Augusta National. “As strong as the British and Irish challenge is, the Americans are looking pretty formidable right now. DJ, Cantlay and Schauffele all look good, and there are so many home players to get past even before you add Bryson DeChambeau into the mix” Last Updated: 12/11/20 6:19am As strong as the British and Irish challenge is, the Americans are looking pretty formidable right now. Dustin Johnson looked in great form last week in Houston, Patrick Cantlay beat a very strong field at the Zozo Championship, and Xander Schauffele has not finished outside the top-25 in his last 11 starts and went so close to Masters glory last year. Can the British and Irish challengers upstage a powerful home contingent at the Masters this week? Nick Dougherty explains the magnitude of that challenge …Only four British golfers have made the trip to the Butler Cabin to be presented with a Green Jacket, so what are the chances of making that a “famous five” this week?Tyrrell Hatton certainly has great form coming into the Masters, but his record at Augusta National isn’t the best. In three appearances, he’s yet to crack the top 40, but he’s in great shape to improve on that this week. Get Sky Sports Golf for just £10 a month All four days of The Masters exclusively live. Get our £10 golf offer. Find out more here. World No 1 Dustin Johnson could deny Rory McIlroy this week – Advertisement – He’s been tipped by many to lead the British challenge, but I’d lean towards the more experienced players in the field. Lee Westwood has had a great year and still hasn’t given up hope of winning that elusive major, and I’m expecting a good week for Justin Rose.He hasn’t had the best of years and has slipped to 28th in the world rankings, but he’s got a cracking record at Augusta. Runner-up twice, including that play-off defeat to Sergio Garcia in 2017, three other top-10 finishes and he’ll be determined to atone for his first missed cut in the tournament last year.- Advertisement – Experience is likely to be a big factor at Augusta Experience is likely to be a big factor at Augusta

Florida woman dies of probable vCJD

first_img April 2002 CDC news release about Florida vCJD casehttp://www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/r020418.htm The Herald story said Singh moved from England to Florida with her father in 1992. She graduated from the University of Miami in 2001 and had been planning to attend law school before she became ill, the story said. Charlene Singh, 25, died in Fort Lauderdale, according to a Miami Herald report. She was believed to have contracted vCJD, the human form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, while living in the United Kingdom. The CDC plans to investigate Singh’s case, according to the Herald and other news reports. See also: Jun 22, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – A young Florida woman who suffered from a probable case of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) died Jun 20, apparently becoming the disease’s first victim in the United States, according to news service reports.center_img The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the existence of a probable case of vCJD in a Florida woman in April 2002. At that time the agency said her clinical condition and history were consistent with vCJD acquired in Britain. The diagnosis can be confirmed only by studying brain tissue obtained by biopsy or after death, according to the CDC. Variant CJD is believed to be caused by eating meat products from cattle infected with BSE. An Associated Press report said Singh’s parents believe she ate contaminated beef in Britain sometime before 1992. A widespread outbreak of BSE in British cattle was first identified in 1986. The human form of the disease emerged in Britain in the 1990s and has killed about 140 people there. The only known case of BSE in the United States was discovered in a cow in Washington state last December. Singh’s mother, Alison Singh, told the Herald she is still angry at the British government for not doing more to warn the public about vCJD in the early 1990s.last_img read more

Agencies to seek accord on naming of H5N1 strains

first_imgDec 11, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – International health officials who met with Chinese health experts last week said the dispute over the “Fujian-like” strain of H5N1 avian influenza reflects confusion over names and vowed to seek an agreement on terminology for the various H5N1 subgroups.The meeting in Beijing came a few weeks after US and Hong Kong scientists reported in a medical journal that the Fujian-like strain had emerged as the predominant H5N1 strain in southern China in the past year and caused increased poultry outbreaks. Chinese authorities rejected the report, saying the strain did not exist as a distinct subgroup.A postmeeting statement from the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) affirmed the existence of the Fujian-like strain, but said it has been called several different names.Participants agreed that “a number of significant H5N1 virus groups have been identified from poultry and wild birds in China since 2004,” the statement said. “One such identified group of viruses has been termed differently by several groups. Terms include the ‘waterfowl clade’, ‘clade 2.3’, and ‘Fujian-like’.”The statement also said, “It was agreed there is a need for a shared understanding and a common nomenclature for influenza A(H5N1) groups and that some of the recent confusion about the avian influenza situation in China resulted from multiple terms used to describe the same virus groups.”FAO/OIE/WHO will establish an international working group including Chinese experts to develop global consensus on terminology to be used when describing different influenza A(H5N1) virus groups.”According to a Reuters report, the WHO’s David Heymann told reporters after the meeting, “It’s very important that naming of viruses is done in a way that doesn’t stigmatize countries, that doesn’t stigmatize regions and doesn’t stigmatize individual people.” Heymann is the WHO’s assistant director-general for communicable diseases.Media reports on the meeting said Chinese experts didn’t deny the existence of the Fujian-like strain but did take exception to the name. According to a Canadian Press (CP) report, Chinese officials said the Hong Kong–US researchers had renamed a known H5N1 subgroup that some other authorities called Anhui-like, Anhui being another Chinese province.The FAO-OIE-WHO statement affirmed some aspects of the Hong Kong–US researchers’ report, which was published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. For example, the statement said information presented at the meeting indicated that the Fujian-like strain has grown more common in parts of southern China since 2005 and has been found in poultry in Laos and Malaysia this year.In addition, the statement said, “This virus group has been documented to cause some human infection in 2005 and 2006 in China,” as the Hong Kong–US researchers had said.But contrary to another possibility the researchers have suggested, “There is no evidence to date to link the emergence of this virus group with use of poultry influenza vaccination in China.”The statement affirmed that vaccination can control H5N1 in poultry, provided that vaccines are of high quality and well matched to circulating viruses and that vaccination coverage is adequate.”China has recently strengthened poultry surveillance to include serological (antibody) and virus surveillance as well as surveillance for disease outbreaks,” the statement added. With the increased surveillance, China is now publishing data monthly on the Ministry of Agriculture Web site, rather than annually, news services reported.China has been criticized for sharing too little data on the H5N1 virus and too few samples. Last month the country promised to provide samples to the WHO.Keiji Fukuda, coordinator of the WHO global influenza program, said all participants at the meeting agreed that sharing information and virus samples “is critical for the defense of everybody,” according to Reuters.The FAO-OIE-WHO statement said there has been no evidence that the Fujian-like strain is more transmissible to humans than other H5N1 viruses and no evidence that it has sparked human-to-human transmission.See also:Nov 10 CIDRAP News story “Chinese promise H5N1 samples, deny claim of new strain”Nov 3 CIDRAP News story “Study says new H5N1 strain pervades southern China”last_img read more

Lošinj’s extreme world cycling competition was declared the best sporting event of 2018.

first_imgEventex’s recognition is an excellent promotion of Croatia as a sports destination, but also of Lošinj as an extremely interesting destination for cycling tourism. Also, this is a great announcement of a new race Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike on Lošinj, which takes place from May 07-10, 2019. years. The Downhill World Cup Lošinj is considered a unique race because the competitors raced through an urban area, with the goal on the coast, which was the first similar case in the World Cup. This interest was also recognized by online voters and the expert commission of Eventex of ten members. Last year’s edition of the Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Lošinj won the prestigious “Eventex Awards” in the category “Art, entertainment & public – Sporting Event”. Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Lošinj, an extreme world cycling competition, was held from 19 to 22 April 2018 in Veli Lošinj. It was watched by more than five thousand visitors, and was broadcast live in as many as 105 countries, which means that the race was watched live by more than a million and a half spectators. Downhill World Cup Losinj / Facebook: Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Losinj The Eventex Award and international competition is the most recognized in the world of events. The prestigious award is given for outstanding achievements, high-quality services and technical merits in production, as well as designing top-notch experiences and experiences. The online announcement of the winners, which was held on March 26, 2019 as part of the Eventex ceremony, the first place in the “Sporting Event” category was won by the unique and extreme Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Lošinj among as many as 331 registered candidates from around the world . The criteria that were evaluated during the selection of the winners, among other things, are innovation, creativity and uniqueness.last_img read more

The congress industry seeks to enable professional and scientific gatherings

first_imgZajednica poslovnog turizma Hrvatske gospodarske komore zatražila je od nadležnih ministarstava  da stručne i znanstvene skupove uvrste u kategoriju događanja koja će biti dopuštena za održavanje u prvoj fazi mjera za pokretanje gospodarskih i drugih djelatnosti. Inicijativu da se omoguće stručni skupovi podržali su i Hrvatska udruga profesionalaca kongresnog turizma (HUPKT), Hrvatski liječnički zbor (HLZ – preko 150 liječničkih društava s ukupno 10.500 članova), Hrvatska udruga medicinskih sestara (HUMS – 33 stručna društva s ukupno 5.500 članova) i Udruga industrije medicinskih proizvoda (CROMED). The profession says that business tourism, given the currently very bad situation in the sector, ie almost one hundred percent losses in the spring season, will certainly not recover until the spring of 2021. Therefore, they are also seeking an extension of the measures to preserve jobs that are currently in force. President of HUPKT Ranko Filipovic naglašava kako su hoteli i konferencijski centri, kao i ostali dobavljači, spremni na uvođenje mjera zaštite i kontrolu pravila distanciranja te ograničenje broja korisnika s obzirom na preporučene norme.  „We suggest that the general limit applies to 100 participants, however exceptionally in case the convention center and accommodation facility is able to provide the prescribed distance due to capacity, and more with the prior consent of the local or national Headquarters. Additionally, in the direction of encouraging Croatian companies to organize internal meetings, we request, at least temporarily, the abolition of the payment of salary contributions in kind for internal events.”, Said Filipović.  Također, iz HUPKT-a predlažu i da se dopusti posluživanje hrane u zatvorenim prostorima (hotelskim restoranima) budući da terase nisu svima dostupne niti prikladne u slučaju lošeg vremena, naravno sve uz potpuno poštivanje preporuka epidemiologa. The letter to the ministries also outlined concrete measures that the organizers can take to ensure the highest prescribed hygiene standards, which guarantees the health safety of the participants.  “The congress industry is an important segment of tourism, but also of the overall Croatian economy because its consumption and long-term stability is a significant generator of inflows to domestic hotels, congress centers, restaurants and transport companies that are most affected by this pandemic. We believe that professional and scientific gatherings are in a more favorable position than similar public gatherings, primarily because they are educations with a special emphasis on professional development and knowledge exchange where there is no place for entertainment. This is especially true for medical gatherings which, according to strict codes of ethics, are not allowed to have entertainment or have it to a very limited extent. “, pointed out the president of the Business Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Jasmina Bilać, noting that the average delegate spends significantly more on professional development than leisure tourists.last_img read more

Adriagate has launched an action to promote and encourage holidays in Croatia

first_imgIt is for this reason that the agency will waive part of its commission in order to show solidarity with all the citizens of Lijepa naša, encourage them to book holidays on our coast and preserve tourism by booking private accommodation. The Adriagate travel agency has launched an action to further promote and encourage holidays in Croatia in order to preserve Croatian tourism and jobs, in line with the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. “With this action we want to enable citizens to find from our rich offer more affordable private accommodation for a well-deserved vacation with loved ones, while providing support to Croatian tourism and private renters throughout the Adriatic coast.”, Says Mate Balić, director of Adriagate, and emphasizes that at this moment we all need to do something for each other, and decided to take this action to contribute to the development of the domestic economy by encouraging people to travel within the country. “Therefore, we decided to reward all Croatian citizens with a voucher in the amount of HRK 500.”Points out Balic. By the way, Adriagate is a company that specializes in mediation in the sale of accommodation facilities in Croatia in Istria, Kvarner, Dalmatia, continental Croatia and Montenegro. They have been operating successfully since 2001 with their headquarters in Split, where the central reservation system is located, where booking for more than 10.000 apartments and holiday homes is kept. Adriagate rewards Croatian guests with a HRK 500 discount on private accommodation throughout the Adriatic coastcenter_img The conditions for obtaining a gift voucher are that the reservation of private accommodation must be made through the Adriagate website and that it refers to the 2020 season and that the total amount of the reservation cannot be less than HRK 3.000. The discount applies to private accommodation, and in order to use it it is necessary promo code: Summer2020 enter in the booking process on the Adriagate website In addition to the seat, Adriagate.com also has reception offices in Vodice, Rogoznica, Vrboska on the island of Hvar, Primosten and Omis where it provides support to renters and guestslast_img read more