George Clooney to Be Honored at Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit

first_imgCelebs were keeping busy this week, from George Clooney being announced as an honoree at the Museum of Modern Art’s 2020 Film Benefit presented by Chanel, to Madison Beer stunning in multiple looks at the MTV EMAs, to KNC Beauty founder Kristen Crawley releasing a limited-edition gift set with StackedSkincare. Read on to find out more of what the stars have been up to!— The Museum of Modern Art’s 2020 Film Benefit, presented by Chanel, will honor George Clooney on Monday, December 7. This year’s virtual event will feature a program that recognizes the actor’s acclaimed work with a special musical performance. To help address the devastating impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this year’s event will also benefit Artist Relief, an emergency initiative created by a coalition of national arts grantmakers to offer financial support and informational resources to artists across the United States. A full list of ticketing options can be found on including — for the first time ever — a new $25 ticket with proceeds that will benefit Artist Relief directly.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – — Model Lindsay Demayan showed off her orange cut-out dress from Catherine Fulmer in a selfie on Instagram.— Amazon Handmade hosted a Handmade for the Holidays virtual event where guests learned about holiday traditions and gift ideas from featured Makers including Your Heart’s Content, KarmaLit and Delica. Amazon Handmade offers unique, handcrafted products made by verified Makers from around the globe to bring unique and personalized items right to your home.— Delilah Belle Hamlin showed off her outfit from Alo Yoga’s new ski capsule on Instagram.Mario Lopez And BendShape Masks Donate MasksMichael Simon- Advertisement – — Kristen Crawley of KNC Beauty and StackedSkincare teamed up to launch The StackedSkincare x KNC Beauty Mega Moisture Stack, a limited-edition gift set that StackedSkincare’s #1 Dermaplaning Tool, Mini Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Travel Bag and KNC Beauty Big Set Face Masks for $93.— Glow Recipe is hosting its first-annual Glow Together Virtual Summit featuring Allure Editor in Chief Michelle Lee, Angel Merino aka @Mac_Daddyy, Sarah Bryant and more on Saturday, November 14. The all-day event will cover topics including wellness, self-care and beauty with net proceeds benefitting Project Beauty Share. As part of Glow Recipe’s “Glow for Good” initiative, for every Glow Together kit sold in the United States through Thursday, December 31,  the brand will donate $5 worth of product to the organization and is encouraging attendees to donate any new and barely used products directly to Project Beauty Share in advance of the event.— Doja Cat shared a sneak peek of her collaboration with PrettyLittleThing with an announcement about the collection on Instagram.— Zara Alexandrova, CEO of Cameleon by Alexandrova, covered the new issue of InStyle Moldova magazine out now. — Mario Lopez partnered with BendShape Masks and donated over 1,000 of the brand’s masks to the Boys and Girls Club in Burbank, L.A.— P.volve founder and celebrity trainer Stephen Pasterino opened his West Hollywood studio for private, socially distanced workout classes at the space’s outdoor terrace. P.volve is a low-impact workout that consists of slow and controlled sculpting movements to transform your body without stressing or bulking your muscles, using their proprietary equipment including the p.ball, and p.3.— Madison Beer was styled by Kris Fe for the EMAs where she wore a custom Vivienne Westwood dress on the red carpet. She  then changed into another custom Vivienne Westwood look paired with a Jade Cropper jacket and Alexa Kelley jewelry. Lastly, she donned a custom Mugler look for her performance.Stacked Skincare x KNC Beauty Mega Moisture StackStacked Skincare x KNC Beauty Mega Moisture Stack – Advertisement –last_img read more

PROMISING PRACTICES FOR PANDEMIC PLANNING Toolkit provides guidance on home care for the sick

first_img Instructions on using thermometers, isolating the sick, making disinfectant with bleach, and cleaning potentially contaminated areas Burroughs said the county doesn’t have the capabilities to translate the guide into the eight other languages they make available in the county. She added that the county intends to make additional modifications to the toolkit to make it more accessible for various populations. Assessing the toolkitThe kit is mainly available through the county’s Web site. Burroughs said that, because of limited resources, dissemination to all households in the county has not been possible. During an influenza pandemic, the county plans to distribute the toolkit when quarantine and isolation plans are handed out and to also send messages through the media on how people can download the kit. Rachel Abbey and Betsy Burroughs of the county’s Advanced Practice Center (APC) for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response compiled the toolkit and said the idea developed following suggestions from other public health officials about the necessity for home care guidelines. The creators sought public input through focus groups, which Abbey said was very useful in creating the final product. Editor’s Note: CIDRAP’s Promising Practices: Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Tools online database showcases peer-reviewed practices, including useful tools to help others with their planning. This article is one of a biweekly series exploring the development of these practices. We hope that describing the process and context of these practices enhances pandemic planning. Jan 2, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – As healthcare facilities become overwhelmed during pandemic influenza, many of the sick may have to receive care elsewhere, including at home. The “Stay at Home Toolkit for Influenza,” developed by health officials in Maryland’s Montgomery County, offers the public practical guidelines on how to nurse ill household members. The simple guide, from the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Services, highlights prevention and caregiving with outlines on what people should or should not do when assisting those sick with the flu. Despite the toolkit’s simplicity, it doesn’t skimp on necessary details and is medically accurate, Abbey said. “It’s still very comprehensive on specifics on what to do.” The county has developed other tools to help the public prepare. Aside from a pandemic flu Web site,, staff members have made presentations on preparedness at community forums and events about pandemic influenza. In addition, the county has launched a bus ad campaign encouraging hand washing and cough etiquette specific to seasonal influenza. User-friendly informationThe home care influenza toolkit includes: “If you were bereft of information, you could turn to this,” Burroughs added. Abbey and Burroughs said they solicited expert feedback from nurses and other healthcare workers while creating the content areas for the toolkit, which also uses public health information from various sources, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Department of Health and Human Services, and Public Health – Seattle & King County, among others. Items to keep on hand for pets for disaster preparedness “It’s a useful tool for other localities and hopefully other populations,” she said. “We might provide a more simplified version in the future that is more streamlined,” she said. “During a pandemic, in order to deal with surge, we would need residents to take care of sick people,” said Abbey, a program specialist at the APC. “We just don’t know how it’s going to be utilized,” noted Abbey.center_img While the guide was born out of concerns about pandemic flu, its creators say it is applicable for caregiving during regular flu season as well. Prevention tips are especially essential, because each infected person is expected to transmit infection to two other people, according to the US government’s planning Web site ( See also: There is little medical jargon in the user-friendly toolkit. For example, when advising people to wash hands for 20 seconds after coming in contact with a sick person, the guide recommends singing “Happy Birthday” twice to keep time. Burroughs said the toolkit has been generally well received. Guidelines for those returning to work after recovering from flu Montgomery County has the highest population in the state of Maryland, with nearly a million people. A “medium-level” pandemic could cause almost a quarter of a million illnesses in the county, with 133, 235 requiring outpatient care and 2,742 hospitalizations, while a severe pandemic could infect almost 300,000 residents, according to county statistics. Of these, about 160,000 would need outpatient care and 3,290 would require hospitalization. In addition, the plan in its current state cannot be used by everyone. It will be impossible to evaluate the toolkit’s strengths and weaknesses until a pandemic actually occurs, Abbey and Burroughs said. “It doesn’t address specific populations that we serve, and we recognize that,” Abbey said, pointing out, for instance, that despite its simplicity, the toolkit might still pose a barrier for those with limited English proficiency. According to 2000 census data, 31.6% of Montgomery County’s population speaks a language other than English at home. Determining the needAccording to federal estimates based on past pandemics, as many as 90 million people nationwide could become infected in either a moderate or a severe pandemic. At least 45 million will require outpatient care in either scenario; during a severe pandemic, 9.9 million may need hospitalization. Demand is expected to outpace hospital capacity, forcing people to rely on alternate care sites, including homes. Tips on how to recognize flu signs and symptoms View tools and reviewers’ comments for the “Stay at Home Toolkit for Influenza” practice A personal care log to help caregivers track observations and actions Checklists on what to keep in the home “It’s really basic information,” said Burroughs, a communication specialist at the APC. “We actually had a consultant to tame the language to make it more understandable. I think this goes a long way in how it is received.”last_img read more

Indomaret retail workers start online petition after THR is slashed

first_imgIndomarco Prismatama managing director Wiwiek Yusuf told The Jakarta Post on Friday that the company had paid the holiday bonuses in accordance with government regulations.”I think there has been a misunderstanding. The company paid out the THR bonuses to all of our employees on May 11 as regulated in Law No. 13/2003 on labor and ministerial regulation No. 6/2016 on Idul Fitri holiday bonuses for employees and workers,” Yusuf said via text.”We paid the THR bonuses as we’re committed to our employees, despite the difficult financial situation that we are facing, including a sharp drop in business over the past two months,” he added.Yusuf explained that since the government implemented the PSBB to curb the spread of COVID-19, the company had cut operational hours in its minimarkets.”We have shortened our minimarkets’ operational hours due to the PSBB. I think economic activities in all sectors are decreasing [during this pandemic].“Everybody needs to understand this. The management has asked all employees to stay positive and productive in their jobs,” he said.Topics : Employees of Indomaret, one of the country’s top convenience store chains, have started an online petition demanding the company pay their Idul Fitri holiday bonuses (THR) in full.The workers initiated the petition after the company slashed their annual bonuses after the business was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.”Employees who have worked for more than five years usually received THR bonuses equivalent to 1.5 to twice their monthly salary. However, now all employees have only received bonuses equivalent to one month’s salary,” the petition said. “The company claims it has experienced losses [because of the pandemic], but representatives told the media that its sales rose between 7 and 10 percent after the government implemented the large-scale social restrictions [PSBB],” it added.”[We] demand that PT Indomarco Prismatama as the operator of Indomaret minimarkets pays our THR bonuses in the regular amount […] to lift our spirits during this difficult time.”As of Friday, some 20,000 people had signed the petition.Read also: COVID-19 forces restaurants, retailers to cut wages, furlough employeeslast_img read more

Twitter again slaps warning on Trump tweet threatening force against protesters

first_imgTwitter Inc on Tuesday placed a warning notice on a tweet by President Donald Trump threatening “serious force” against protesters in the US capital, the second time it has used the label since it began challenging Trump’s tweets in May.”There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washington, DC, as long as I’m your President. If they try they will be met with serious force!” the president said in his tweet, which Twitter said violated its policy against abusive behavior. At least 150,000 people had liked Trump’s tweet and 33,000 retweeted it before Twitter restricted engagement, according to the most recent image captured by the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. His post on Facebook received 12,000 comments.The warning escalated Twitter’s challenge to Trump, who has used the platform unimpeded for years to rally supporters and deride opponents.After the company last month started applying labels to his messages, Trump announced plans to scrap or weaken a law that has protected internet companies in order to regulate social media platforms more aggressively.Twitter’s first public interest notice against Trump also involved a threat of force against protesters, who have been demonstrating against racial injustice since the May 25 death of George Floyd, a Black man, in police custody.Trump had used the phrase “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” to threaten deadly force against protesters in Minneapolis, where Floyd died.Twitter said that message violated its rules against “glorifying violence.” It has also appended fact-checking and manipulated media labels to Trump’s tweets in the last month.  Topics : Police cleared the White House area on Tuesday and blocked access to the site, where law enforcement had used violence to disperse protesters earlier this month.Twitter said it hid Trump’s tweet behind its “public interest” notice because it included a threat of harm against an identifiable group. The label restricts distribution of tweets by public officials which violate Twitter’s rules, while leaving them online to allow for scrutiny.A Twitter spokeswoman said teams within the company’s safety division informed Chief Executive Jack Dorsey of the decision before applying the notice.Facebook, which has taken a more hands-off approach to speech by political leaders, left the same post untouched. Trump posted the message after anti-racism protesters on Monday declared a “Black House Autonomous Zone” – referencing a Seattle area taken over by activists known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) or Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone – in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House.last_img read more

Truck kills 2-year-old boy

first_imgAccording to police investigators, theboy suddenly crossed the road after going down a jeepney with his aunt when hewas hit by a cargo truck driven by 32-year-old Franklin Amorganda of BarangayTamisu,Bais City, Negros Oriental on March 9. Amorganda was detained in the lockupcell of the Kabankalan City police station, facing charges./PN BACOLOD City – A two-year-old boy waskilled in a road accident in Barangay Oringao, Kabankalan City, NegrosOccidental.center_img The victim died on the spot aftersustaining head and body injuries, a police report showed.last_img

Neymar mistakenly congratulates Bayer Leverkusen for UCL victory

first_img Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Brazil international Neymar mistaken sent a congratulatory message to Bayer Leverkusen after PSG lost the Champions League final to Bayern Munich on Sunday. The French champions failed to lift the trophy after aKingsley Coman second half header gave Bayern a 1-0 win and their sixth Champions League title. Thereafter Neymar took to his Twitter handle to salute the Bundesliga giants. But instead of writing Bayern, Neymar, who broke down in tears after the game, wrote Bayer. “Losing is part of the sport, we try everything, we fight until the end.“Thank you for the support and affection I have received, each and every one of you. “And CONGRATULATIONS to BAYER.”Advertisement Neymar’s error did not go unnoticed as Bayer Leverkusen responded via their handle:”Thank you, Neymar! “I’m not sure why you congratulate me while I’m on vacation playing FIFA … but thanks.” A win for PSG against would have seen them land the quadruple which was first achieved by Celtic in 1967. Celtic won the Scottish League, Scottish Cup, League Cup and the European Cup. read also: PSG stars Neymar, Mbappe reflect on UCL defeat Prior to the Champions League final, PSG had already won the Ligue 1, Coupe de France and Coupe de La League. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Swansea sign Grimes

first_imgSwansea have completed the signing of Exeter midfielder Matt Grimes for an undisclosed fee, the Barclays Premier League club have announced. The 19-year-old made his Exeter debut in August 2013 and went on to make 62 appearances for the Grecians, scoring five goals. Grimes’ form at the League Two club saw him become the first Exeter player to be called up by England Under-20s earlier this season along with keeper Christy Pym. The teenager’s arrival marks Swansea’s second January signing after the arrival of Portugal striker Nelson Oliveira, who has joined on loan from Benfica until the end of the season. The England Under-20 international, who had been linked with a number of Premier League clubs, has agreed a four-and-a-half year deal at the Liberty Stadium. Grimes completed his medical on Friday but will not be eligible to feature for Swansea until the league visit of West Ham on January 10. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Paul O’Connell: Business as usual for Ireland

first_imgPaul O’Connell insists Ireland have not kept their powder dry at the World Cup in a bid to outwit France in Sunday’s crucial World Cup battle. Ireland’s entire World Cup campaign was always likely to revolve around this battle with Les Bleus, but O’Connell has rejected suggestions Schmidt’s men will roll out an entirely new approach this weekend. “We haven’t been keeping anything up our sleeve,” said O’Connell. “If we’re going to live by the philosophy that we’ve lived by in the last two years that we take each game in turn and that the next game’s the most important one, then we need to carry that through. “I believe it’s important that we’ve done that over the last few months. “And we’ve tried plenty of plays in games but they just haven’t come off as well as we would have liked. “And that’s probably reflected in some of our results and some of those summer games as well, so we haven’t held anything back. “We’ve put everything into this week and we’ll do the same the week after.” Johnny Sexton started the week by revealing head coach Joe Schmidt has devised a new set of attacking plays specifically targeted at unlocking France’s defence in Cardiff. Beat France and Ireland will top Pool D and meet Argentina in the last eight, avoiding defending champions New Zealand in the process. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

On sacking of Darren Sammy…

first_imgWindies chairman of selectors responds to Prime Minister GonsalvesWEST Indies Cricket Board’s Chairman of Selectors Courtney Browne has responded to a letter from Prime Minister of St Vincent and Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, accusing him of meting out ‘shabby treatment’ to former West Indies T20 captain and two-time T20 World Cup winner Darren Sammy.Sammy, who won the ICC T20 World Cup in India in April, announced on his Facebook page last week that he received a 30-second phone call from Browne informing him that he was being sacked as West Indies captain and that his general performance did not merit his selection to the team.“I find this shabby treatment of Mr Sammy to be unacceptable. Indeed I am sure that all right-thinking persons are extremely dissatisfied at your unceremonious and summary dismissal of Mr Sammy as captain and player,” Dr Gonsalves stated in the letter dated August 10, 2016.“You simply cannot treat a former captain of the West Indies cricket team and a success of two World Cup T-20 championships with such disdain.”Dr Gonsalves also questioned the timing of Sammy’s dismissal which came just prior to the start of the third Test being played at the recently renamed Darren Sammy National Stadium between the West Indies and India.The Prime Minister called on Browne to make amends, suggesting that he and the president of the West Indies Cricket Board Dave Cameron apologise to Darren Sammy and the people of the Caribbean for their handling of the matter.However, Browne in a measured response, acknowledged that Sammy had indeed served the West Indies well, but indicated that as the West Indies looked to the future, the former captain’s form was not up to par.“As we look forward to the next World Cup and begin to develop a team to our defence of the title, the selectors had to assess the suitability of the captain to take the team forward. The fact is Mr Sammy’s personal performance as a bowling all-rounder has been lagging for a year.”He highlighted that the West Indies captain has, in 11 matches, only bowled 10 overs between January 2015 and April 2016 and has a batting average of 10.20 runs per innings for the same period.“The captain of any West Indies team must have solid performances and Mr Sammy did not meet such a standard, and therefore could not make the squad of 13 as a player at this time,” Browne said.Browne also denied having a 30-second conversation with Sammy, but revealed that he had made several efforts to get in touch with the player and finally reached him to convey the selectors’ recommendation.Browne stated that it was Mr Sammy who broke the news of his removal on social media before the Board met to review the recommendation and make a final decision.Dr Gonsalves also recommended, in his letter, that the Board appoint Sammy to assist in the team’s preparation for the matches coming up against India on August 27 and 28 in Florida and that he be “accorded a role in shaping and massaging the transition to the new leadership and in facilitating renewal.”The chairman of selectors responded saying that such roles would suggest that Sammy’s international career had ended.“The role would suggest that Mr Sammy had retired from T20 cricket and we have received no such official notification,” Browne stated.“I would urge Mr Sammy to take advantage of the regional competitions and put in strong performances and attempt to regain his position in the One Day International and T20 teams. Note, many cricketers and even great cricketers, have been dropped, have reestablished themselves, and have returned to West Indies teams.” ( read more

Proteas head coach Domingo will have to reapply for his job

first_imgSOUTH Africa head coach Russell Domingo will have to reapply for his job if he wants to stay in charge of the team after their summer tour of England.Domingo has been in the role since May 2013 and his contract ends in August.Cricket South Africa have said they are “resolved to begin a recruitment process” as they look to appoint a head coach “through to the 2019 World Cup”.South Africa will play three one-day internationals, three Twenty20 games and four Test matches against England.Domingo’s side are currently ranked third in Tests, second in one-day internationals and fourth in T20 cricket.The 42-year-old guided his team to a 3-0 Test series win over Sri Lanka earlier this month and a 2-1 away Test series success in Australia in November.South Africa won the first of five one-day internationals against Sri Lanka on Saturday with a convincing eight-wicket victory at Port Elizabeth.Sri Lanka were bowled out for 181 and South Africa reached 185-2 with 15.4 overs remaining with Hashim Amla scoring 57 and Faf du Plessis making an unbeaten 55. Z9 (BBC Sport)last_img read more