first_imgStill growing! Candace Cameron Bure opened up about how her relationship with husband Valeri Bure evolved during the quarantine caused by the coronavirus pandemic.“It totally tested us but in the best of ways,” the actress, 44, exclusively told Us Weekly on Wednesday, November 4, while discussing her partnership with The Salvation Army. “I’ll be honest because we try. We both travel so much. So we were like, ‘This might be the most amount of time we’ve actually spent together in years. This is either going to make us or break us.’ And you know what? It’s made us.”Candace Cameron Bure: Quarantine ‘Tested’ My Marriage in the ‘Best of Ways’Valeri Bure and Candace Cameron Bure. Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP/Shutterstock- Advertisement – Candace noted how thankful she was for the extra time with Valeri, 46. “So many things are put in perspective just being at home, and then you talk through a lot of things and you realize, ‘What are the things we have to work on? What are the things that are working well?’” she explained. “I’m really grateful that it’s the one thing that I can look at 2020 — as crazy as this year has been and difficult — and I’m so grateful for my family time because I’ve reevaluated my work schedule, the time that I’m away from my family, and realized that that was not a good balance for me. So I’m thankful that it happened in that way because it’s made our relationship stronger.”The couple tied the knot in June 1996 and are parents of daughter Natasha, 22, and sons Lev, 20, and Maksim, 18.The Let It Snow actress got real earlier this year about how her family dynamic shifted during the quarantine. “I started 2019 off as an empty nester and now I’ve got a full house again,” she told Us in April. “I am very happy that I have my kids home and spending time with my husband too. Because a lot of times we’re like two ships passing in the night with our work schedule. So that part has been the biggest blessing for me.”- Advertisement – “They do so much good work throughout the year, and this year, because of the pandemic and COVID, things are different,” she told Us on Wednesday. “You always see around the holidays the red kettles and the Red Kettle Campaign supports so much of Salvation Army’s work that they do through the year — helping families in need through shelter and food and job training and daycare. And this year, because we’re not out as much, we’re not out and about, those kettles are gonna suffer. So we’re asking everyone to go to rescuechristmas.org and donate there or drop a few dollars in when you do see the red kettle or set up a monthly donation. They’re expecting 155 percent more families will be in need this holiday season.”With reporting by Christina GaribaldiListen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! The Fuller House alum emphasized that she had “incredible” conservations with her brood while detailing other activities they did to pass the time at home. “We’ve been taking lots of walks and playing lots of board games and we’re in sunny California. We have a pool and we’ve been enjoying that too because the weather’s been nice,” she said. “It’s just been concentrated family time [with] lots of cooking and eating.”Now, Candace has partnered up with The Salvation Army for the third consecutive year to help millions in need during the holiday season.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgTZ Lošinja, as the first destination in Croatia and an excellent positive example, two weeks ago in cooperation with all tourist partners in the destination made “Insurance policy for guests “As well as clear protocols in case any of the guests have symptoms or get coronavirus. The Civil Protection Headquarters of the Istrian County gave a recommendation to make available 10% of accommodation capacities for people who could be in self-isolation. Martina Nimac Kalcina, ZOT HGK: It is necessary to adopt unique recommendations at the national level for guests in family accommodation who are determined by self-isolation Yesterday, on behalf of the Family Tourism Association, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce sent an official letter to the Ministry of Tourism on this issue with a question related to the issue of guests who will be assigned a measure of self-isolation. “We are all aware that there is no ideal solution, but at least to try to solve some situations in advance, in accordance with the possibilities.”Said Martina Nimac Kalcina, President of the Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. It is certainly not correct for the cost to be borne by the landlord, so it is necessary to clearly define all the protocols to avoid confusion or misconduct. Just a positive example of practice and reaction to the whole situation of the Mali Lošinj Tourist Board, opened the issue of covering the cost of self-isolation of the rest of the family in other destinations, in case one of the guests has symptoms or coronavirus, and raised renters with a logical question: Who will cover the cost of self-isolation of guests? The landlord himself or someone else, as in the case of Lošinj? Also, TZ Lošinja covers the cost of accommodation and meals for guests or their families in case of self-isolation in 14-day self-isolation. Coronavirus information related to the tourism sector / / / TZ Lošinja made an “Insurance Policy” for guests in the case As he points out Martina Nimac Kalcina, President of the Family Tourism Association (ZOT) at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce expects the Ministry of Tourism to adopt aa unique recommendation of action for guests in family accommodation who have been assigned self-isolation Attachment: Numbers of on-duty territorially competent epidemiologists / List of telephone numbers of epidemiologists on standby As Nimac Kalcina points out, the mentioned recommendation, as a rule, for a smaller number of accommodation units available to renters, does not enable compliance with the Recommendations, and also seeks the opinion of the MINT on the recommendation of the Civil Protection Headquarters of Istria. Also, the question arises as to who will covered the cost of cleaning the apartment? since the space must be specially disinfected and this must not be done by the landlord himself, according to the recommendations of the CNIPH. Recommendation of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the County of Istria Who will cover the cost of self-isolating guests in case any of the guests have symptoms or get coronavirus? As some of the possible solutions from ZOT HGK, they listed 3 proposals: The tourism ministry will publish clear recommendations by the end of the week Namely, in case of doubt, the guest does not go to the doctor himself but must contact the reception of the hotel or the owner of the accommodation. Then the questionnaire made by the Lošinj Tourist Board is filled in at the level of the entire destination, and the hotel or the landlord calls the doctor and the epidemiological service. “If a family member becomes ill with covid19, he is transported to a hospital or must remain in self-isolation, depending on the epidemiologist’s assessment. If he has to go to the hospital for treatment, the family remains in self-isolation, and the cost of accommodation and meals will be covered by the Lošinj Tourist Board. Also, if a new guest needs to come during the self-insulation, we will provide alternative accommodation in cooperation with the landlord and the agency, and the Lošinj Tourist Board will cover the cost of cleaning the apartment, as the space must be disinfected and the landlord must not do it. The goal is not to localize any eventual case as soon as possible, and to take care of our guests so that they feel safe and so that in the case of self-isolation they do not feel alone, because they are in another country.”Points out Dalibor Cvitković, director of the Mali Lošinj Tourist Board, and concludes that guests can really feel safe on Lošinj and that they are prepared for all situations, if any. guests in self-isolation who came by car to be allowed to go to their home country, with clear instructions on how to behave on the road. that regional and local authorities physically lease a number of reception units and cover the costs of accommodation for persons in self-isolationto coordinate with the tourist communities for the coordination of the process of responsibilities which should help the hosts in finding new accommodation Coordinated by the Ministry of Tourism and the National Civil Protection Headquarters by the end of this week, MINT will publish clear recommendations for self-isolation for guests in family accommodation, as well as answer the question of covering costs in case of family self-isolation.last_img read more

first_imgOne of the deaths was a five-year-old boy. Howard Zucker, the state’s health commissioner, said the others included an elementary school-age child and an adolescent.The children were not known to have pre-existing conditions and lived in three different counties, Zucker said.Cuomo said two additional deaths were under investigation, which if confirmed would bring the total statewide death toll linked to the syndrome to five. Symptoms of the illness include persistent fever, rash, abdominal pain and vomiting, as well as possible inflammation of blood vessels and the heart.”What it does is, basically, in a child’s body triggers an intensive, almost overwhelming immune system response. And that actually causes harm to the body,” de Blasio said.The mayor said all children with associated symptoms would now be tested for COVID-19 as well as antibodies.So far, of the confirmed cases in the city, 47 percent had tested positive for coronavirus and 81 percent had antibodies, the mayor said, indicating most had exposure to the fast-spreading virus at some point.Cuomo said it was possible cases had already cropped up previously but had not been linked to the coronavirus because of the absence of respiratory symptoms.Kawasaki disease is a mysterious illness that primarily affects children up to the age of five and causes the walls of arteries to become inflamed, resulting in fever, skin peeling and joint pain.Britain’s National Health Service first sounded the alarm last month, warning about a small rise in children infected with the coronavirus that have “overlapping features of toxic shock syndrome and atypical Kawasaki disease.”France has also reported several cases.Though frightening, most recover without serious issues. New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday voiced “tremendous concern” over an uptick in cases of a pediatric syndrome that scientists suspect could be linked to COVID-19, which has left at least three people dead statewide.The mayor said 38 cases of pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome detected in New York City, with an additional nine suspected cases awaiting confirmation.Shortly afterward Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state health department was probing 85 potential cases statewide of the syndrome, which exhibits similarities to Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome. Mandatory nursing home testing On Sunday both the mayor and the governor also emphasized research into remdesivir drug therapy, an anti-viral shown to reduce recovery times in COVID-19 patients.US regulators authorized emergency use of the drug against severe infections, with Japan also approving it last week.De Blasio said initial trials had shown decreased hospital stays from 15 days to 11 for those treated with the drug.He called on the Donald Trump administration to release more doses to New York, saying the city had received 4,000 but sought 39,000 for the month of May.Cuomo, meanwhile, introduced new regulations for nursing homes, which have been particularly hard-hit by coronavirus, saying all staff must now be tested twice a week for infection — or facilities will face losing their licenses.And as May 15 approaches, the date to which the governor extended statewide confinement measures, Cuomo said some regions in New York would likely be ready to begin a soft loosening of regulations.But relaxing such measures in New York City appeared distant: the city of 8.6 million is still by far the epicenter of the virus in the United States with approximately a quarter of the country’s more than 79,000 deaths.The city has reported more than 14,000 coronavirus-linked deaths and over 5,000 more considered likely caused by the infection. Topics :last_img read more

first_imgThe survey showed firms were giving workers more flexibility during the pandemic and were starting to rethink the traditional office in a possible departure from the long hours and packed commutes that have come to symbolise Japan’s strong work ethic.“Reviewing office workspace would boost social benefits as a whole as it helps ease the commuters’ ordeal and resolve office shortage,” a manager of a paper and pulp maker wrote in the survey on condition of anonymity.Until the start of 2020, there was growing demand for office space in Tokyo from firms seeking to expand or upgrade, but the vacancy rate has worsened for a fifth month running in July.The survey showed 33 percent of Japanese firms were reviewing or considering re-examining office utilisation. Out of those, 48 percent were considering establishing satellite offices – the most popular choice – while 33 percent were thinking about downsizing by cancelling leasing contracts and 10 percent were eyeing shared workspaces.In July, IT solutions company Fujitsu Ltd unveiled a plan to halve its office space in three years, allowing flexible hours for roughly 80,000 workers – many of whom would work from home – under a “new normal”.The corporate survey, conducted for Reuters by Nikkei Research between Aug. 3-13, polled 495 big and midsize non-financial firms, with some 220 answering the questions.The survey also showed firms resisted the concept of “workation” or telecommuting from resorts and rural areas, with nearly two-thirds of firms saying they were not considering it.US-China tensionsAsked about the souring relations between the United States and China, 46 percent of Japanese firms said US sanctions against China would hit their profits.Relations between the world’s two largest economies have deteriorated sharply in recent months as they engage in a tit-for-tat round of sanctions over trade, Hong Kong and China’s handling of the coronavirus.One-fifth of Japanese firms said they were moving or considering shifting their businesses, operational bases and supply chains out of China, Japan’s largest trading partner.A vast majority of those considering it would move operations to other parts of Asia, the survey showed.Asked whether Japanese firms had been pressed to choose between US and Chinese markets in the current context, an overwhelming majority of Japanese firms answered no.If they were forced to choose, 62 percent said they would favour the US market over China’s.“When considering profits solely, China is attractive. But there are many sources of concern such as information control,” a ceramics maker manager wrote in the survey.Topics : A third of Japanese firms are reassessing using offices after a sharp drop in their utilisation in August from a year ago, as 65 percent of firms allowed or encouraged employees to work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, a monthly Reuters poll showed.Many workers in Japan, and elsewhere in the world, began telecommuting as the coronavirus spread and governments imposed restrictions on businesses and movements to contain it.Some 62 percent of firms in the Reuters Corporate Survey said office utilisation fell 10-20 percent in early August from a year ago, while 25 percent said it had decreased 30-50 percent and 9 percent said it had more than halved over that period.last_img read more

first_imgBNY Mellon has launched an environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) information reporting service for clients.It said the service would allow clients to track their portfolio investments based on ESG issues and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) principles. The UNGC principles are principles for responsible business conduct.According to BNY Mellon, clients would be able to see “total ESG and UNGC scores on equities at the account level versus relevant benchmarks over time” and at the company-level.The data used for the reports was sourced through an agreement with Arabesque’s S-Ray quantitative tool, which uses machine learning to score companies on sustainability metrics. According to BNY Mellon, clauses within the new EU pension fund directive, IORP II, were causing increased demand for ESG scoring from institutional investors.Fraser Priestley, managing director of global risk solutions in EMEA at BNY Mellon, said: “We believe our new service around ESG metrics will be particularly helpful to a number of European pensions who… are required to disclose the relevance and materiality of ESG factors and how they are taken into account for risk management processes.” Neuberger Berman implements climate risk analysisNeuberger Berman says it has complied with the main recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) and launched a “new resource to analyse potential climate-related risk”.Using different global warming scenarios, the asset manager’s portfolio managers analysed and reviewed which securities were likely to benefit or suffer from changes in weather patterns, regulation or technology.The firm then quantified the potential value-at-risk from climate change to all the listed equity and corporate bond holdings in its US mutual funds and international UCITS range, and said it would expand the analysis to holdings in other client portfolios in the future.In line with recommendations from the TCFD, the asset manager’s board had been charged with oversight of climate risk as part of its broader oversight of enterprise risk.TCFD-based reporting will be mandatory for signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment from next year.Storebrand brings strategies to UKStorebrand Asset Management today announced the UK launch of three sustainable investment strategies.The Storebrand Global Multifactor strategy combines sustainability with value, size, momentum and low volatility as four equally-weighted risk factors.Storebrand Global ESG Plus is a fossil-free global equity strategy that tracks the MSCI World Index, while Storebrand Global Solutions is an actively managed global equity portfolio that aims to generate alpha by identifying businesses from developed and emerging markets that provide solutions to help achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.last_img read more

first_imgOffshore services player Helix Energy Solutions has narrowed its loss in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the same period last year.Helix reported a net loss of $2.6 million, or $(0.02) per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2018 compared to a net loss of $16.4 million, or $(0.11) per diluted share, for the same period in 2017 and net income of $50.6 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2017.The company’s revenues for the first quarter 2018 have increased to $164.3 million, compared to $104.5 million in the same period of 2017.In the well intervention segment revenues increased $22.4 million, or 21%, in the first quarter of 2018 from the fourth quarter of 2017.The increase was due to a full quarter of Siem Helix 2 operations for Petrobras, full utilization of the Q4000, improved utilization of the 10K intervention riser system rental unit and the start of the 15K IRS rental unit, offset in part by lower utilization of the North Sea vessels and the Q5000 as compared to the fourth quarter of 2017.Furthermore, in the robotics segment revenues decreased 46% in the first quarter of 2018 from the fourth quarter of 2017. The decrease was driven primarily by normal reductions in activity in the North Sea during the winter months.last_img read more

first_img The second man is reportedly serving a 10-year prison sentence for robbery, after cash stolen by a security van driver was then taken by a number of corrupt serving police officers. The company Ronaldinho is now keeping in the prison on the outskirts of the Paraguayan capital Asuncion shows how far he has fallen from his heyday when he won two Fifa World World Player of the Year Awards as well as a Ballon d’Or. As well as footvolley, the retired footballer has been keeping himself fit by playing football. He was videoed scoring five goals and set up the other six in an 11-2 win for his side during a prison kick around earlier this month. A guard lent him the trainers he played in after he was persuaded to join in the friendly and showed off his skills in a white vest top and black and white swim shorts. He celebrated his 40th birthday on March 21 with a low-key barbecue in a celebration which was a world away from his traditional high-profile parties when he was a footballer. Read Also:Ronaldinho learning carpentry, teaching inmates skills in prisonOne, for his 26th birthday, went on at Barcelona nightclub Sol till 6am when he left in a Hummer.Ronaldinho has been warned he could remain in jail for six months on remand before a decision is taken on whether to put him on trial. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ronaldinho’s golden touch during a prison footvolley game deserted him after he lost a double against inmates convicted of robbery and murder. Promoted ContentA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On Earth9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year Footage of the 40-year-old former Barcelona and AC Milan star showing off his skills with a series of deft right-foot touches and winning headers went viral on Sunday. Ronaldinho was partnered with a prison worker during their first encounter. But local reports said they lost a second contest against a pair of disgraced former police officers. They were named as killer Edgar Ramirez Otazu, 36 and robber Yoni David Mereles Martinez, 33. The first man is said to be serving an 18-year prison sentence for the murder of a man called Fabio Ramon Cuenca Gimenez, shot in the head during a May 2010 pitched battle after a music festival.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

first_img “Feverish passengers would be ushered to an isolation room,” said Parreño. There is no direct Iloilo-Chinaflights but Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China, and Singaporehave confirmed cases of infection from the virus which has an ongoing outbreakin the Chinese city of Wuhan. ILOILO City – Fearing a possible entry of people from China and elsewhere infected with the novel coronavirus, Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. called for a temporary suspension of international flights (to and from Hong Kong and Singapore) at the Iloilo Airport. BY IAN PAUL CORDERO and IME SORNITO At the Iloilo Airport, only CebuPacific has international flights. The Philippine Airlines has none. Defensor formally made known hisrequest to Cebu Pacific Air through a letter. The thermal scanner has also been activated to detect passengers with fever – one of the symptoms of those infected with the new coronavirus known also as 2019-nCoV. Replying to Defensor, Vallido statedthat her airline is ready to suspend international flights and that thegovernor’s request has been forwarded to their central office in Manila. Last week, joining the rest of the world in heightening measures to prevent the spread of the new corovirus from China, the Iloilo Airport started screening passengers arriving from Hong Kong and Singapore for fever and flu symptoms. Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. wants a uniform “enhanced community quarantine pass” throughout the province. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN He will be meeting mayors today anddiscuss more measures.center_img “The suspected cases won’t be passing the passenger terminal but through the ramp in going to the waiting ambulance,” Parreño stressed. “We are worried. I asked for thesuspension of international flights kayti daw wala sa poder ko ang mag-lockdown. I’m coordinating with nationalgovernment kon ano plano naton,” saidDefensor. Iloilo City’s Mayor Jerry Treñas, in atext message to Defensor, expressed support to the governor. The CAAP-Iloilo chief said his office is also waiting an order from their central office for the possible free distribution of face masks at the airport./PN Bureau of Quarantine personnel have been posted on Aerobridge 3, the designated passageway of passengers arriving from Hong Kong and Singapore. Yesterday afternoon, the Department ofHealth confirmed the country’s first case – a Chinese woman tourist from Wuhancurrently confined at a hospital in Manila. Hospital authorities would be contacted for an ambulance that would take the passengers to the hospital for further examination. According to Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Iloilo Airport terminal supervisor Arthur Parreño, his agency tightened medical quarantine protocols. “May we respectfully request for yourvoluntary cessation of international flights to and from the countries positivefor the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) immediately,” read part of Defensor’sletter addressed to Leah Vallido, operation manager of Cebu Pacific Air at theIloilo Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo.last_img read more

first_imgNot only has Purdue changed its attitude on the football field, they have finally entered the modern era with their football locker room areas.  The 3-level, 112,000 square foot facility contains all of the following:  Grand Entrance Lobby which doubles as a history museum, locker room, team meeting room, regular meeting rooms, nutrition station, player development area, weight room, sports medicine, and hydro therapy.When you bring athletes in for their visits today, you have to make an instant impression on them or they will likely go somewhere else.  Purdue has been so far behind in this area that their recruiting suffered tremendously.  The administration will consider the $65 million spent a huge success if Purdue begins to compete regularly for a Big Ten football championship. I don’t know how they totally paid for this, but I know my annual donation to the John Purdue Club wasn’t enough to even buy the players name tags above their lockers.  Ha!last_img read more

first_imgCLEVELAND, Texas (March 2) – Shock and setup changes made in the off-season paid off in Saturday’s Southern United Sprints season opener for Jacob Harris.  Harris roared back into the lead coming out of the final turn to beat younger brother Tyler to the checkers in Saturday’s series lidlifter for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars at 105 Speedway. A light rain had started midway through the main event at Cleveland and Jacob Harris found his preferred line on the high side after the precipitation stopped and the track was rolled back in. Jacob Harris was the Southern United Sprints winner Saturday night, as the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car season opened at 105 Speedway. (Photo by Ron Skinner) Tyler Harris was second across the stripe and first to congratulate the winner. He’d battled former national champion Marcus Thomas for the lead early on. Feature results – 1. Jacob Harris; 2. Tyler Harris; 3. Rod Craddock; 4. Dustyn Welch; 5. Marcus Thomas; 6. Kent Lewis; 7. Daniel King; 8. Robert Vetter; 9. Caleb Padgett; 10. Michael Oliver; 11. Blake Cunningham; 12. Danny Burke; 13. Chris Hinson; 14. Weldon Buford; 15. Randall Noble; 16. Tommy Hall; 17. Theresa Waller; 18. Steve Holland. Rod Craddock, Dustyn Welch and Thomas rounded out the top five. He was running behind a lapped car with two circuits to go; Tyler went to a lower line on the white flag lap and was briefly in front, before Jacob rode the top back to the front and won by two car lengths. “It felt good to get the win. We made changes with our shock package and setup during the off-season. We’re going with setups similar to what dad (Mark) had during his 305 career,” said Harris, a three-time feature winner each of the past two years. “We’ve been trying to get better at the start of the season instead of halfway through the year. I don’t want to count our chickens before they hatch but I think we’ve been able to do that.”last_img read more