Ann Wagner Holds St. Louis-Area House Seat, Boosting Republicans in the Suburbs

first_imgRepresentative Ann Wagner, Republican of Missouri, held onto her St. Louis-area House seat on Tuesday, defeating a steep challenge by Democrats to deliver her party a victory in a nationwide battle for political dominance in the suburbs.Ms. Wagner, a four-term congresswoman and paragon of the Republican establishment, prevailed over Jill Schupp, a Democratic state senator, in a race that came to be seen as a crucial battleground. It showed the limits of Democrats’ reach into conservative-leaning suburbs that were once considered Republican strongholds but are now far more competitive. Winning in those districts was a crucial element of Democrats’ push to expand their House majority.- Advertisement – It worked, at least for now, according to results reported by The Associated Press.- Advertisement – In a heavily Catholic district, she highlighted her opposition to abortion, painting Ms. Schupp as outside the mainstream. After a summer of sometimes violent racial justice protests in St. Louis, she declared hers a “law and order district” and accused Ms. Schupp of wanting to defund the police. And although she promoted legislation protecting pre-existing conditions, Ms. Wagner portrayed Ms. Schupp as a liberal radical masquerading as a moderate who would socialize the nation’s health care.Ms. Wagner never broke with Mr. Trump, whose divisive language and combative style, even in the face of a global health crisis, alienated many voters. Like other Republicans trying to hold on in swing districts and states this year, she wagered that it was better to stand by him and celebrate policies like tax cuts and deregulation while stressing her own stylistic differences with the president.“We have an extreme difference, certainly, in tenor, in tone, in tweet storms and ‘Look at the shiny object over here,’” Ms. Wagner told St. Louis Public Radio in the final weeks of the campaign. “I don’t get distracted by that. I do believe that his policies — many and most of his policies have been very, very sound for the United States of America.” Ms. Wagner was a co-chairwoman of the Republican National Committee and ambassador to Luxembourg under President George W. Bush, before winning her House seat in 2012.Ms. Schupp ran a playbook Democrats had employed successfully around the country in the Trump era to claw back the House majority. She hammered Ms. Wagner for her votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act and accused her of siding with “special interests” over seniors on drug pricing. Ms. Schupp also accused Republicans of mismanaging a deadly and economically painful pandemic.Ms. Wagner fought aggressively for re-election, working to sow doubts about Ms. Schupp.- Advertisement –center_img Democrats, hoping to capitalize on the disillusionment of suburban women alienated by President Trump, poured millions of dollars into an effort to flip the district, which is composed of a patchwork of white, affluent municipalities outside St. Louis.But Ms. Wagner, 58, was insistent she would win and show her party a path toward rebuilding after Democrats wiped out dozens of Republicans in 2018. After that loss, she founded the House Suburban Caucus to refocus on issues like education, economic development and health care that could appeal to districts like hers. She tread carefully around Mr. Trump, who still inspired deep loyalty among the party base in much of the district. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Sheffield Wednesday’s points deduction halved | Football News

first_img2:00 They have made a bad start to the campaign, with five defeats from their opening 10 games – and the Owls have not confirmed whether they are happy with the outcome, or whether further challenges are forthcoming.A statement read: “In August 2020, the club filed an appeal to a League Arbitration Panel against the decision of the EFL Disciplinary Commission to impose a sanction on the club of a deduction of 12 points in season 2020/21.“The club confirms that today its appeal was upheld in part. The decision of the League Arbitration Panel is that the sanction is reduced to a deduction of six points in season 2020/21.“The club is digesting the content of the decision and will not provide further comment until it is published.” – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Bournemouth Wednesday were informed they would start the 2020-21 season on -12 points in August, having been told by the league they “should not have included profits from the sale of Hillsborough in financial statements for the period ending July 2018”. Sheffield Wednesday have had their points deduction for breaching EFL spending rules halved from 12 to six.The revised punishment, set by an arbitration panel on Wednesday, will see their current points total grow from minus one to five.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – preview imagelast_img read more

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

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis’ Relationship Timeline

first_imgWilde and Sudeikis met in 2011 following their respective divorces. The Booksmart director was married to Italian-American filmmaker Tao Ruspoli from 2003 to 2011, while the Saturday Night Live alum was married to screenwriter and filmmaker Kay Cannon from 2004 to 2010.During a 2017 appearance on The Late Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the Horrible Bosses star dished on his first interaction with Wilde.- Advertisement – “I actually came off looking a lot cooler than I really am because I had heard through the grapevine, through mutual friends that weren’t exactly her best girlfriends, that would report back, ‘Oh, you know, I think she’s dating someone,’ so I didn’t make any sort of moves,” he recalled at the time. “I was just very, very busy with other things.”The former House actress, for her part, opened up how her separation from Ruspoli led her to Sudeikis in Marie Claire’s April 2013 cover story. “I had grown up with Tao; we had just drifted. I felt I had something to prove,” she explained at the time. “If you fall off a horse, you get back up. I am not a quitter. I hung on for as long as possible, until it was more hurtful to stay.”Wilde continued, “I’m so grateful for the pain and the heartbreak. It gave me the courage to leave and brought me to the great love of my life.”- Advertisement – The Tron: Legacy star also told the publication that she wasn’t necessarily looking for love when she first met Sudeikis, adding, “I was just learning to be by myself; I’d been divorced nine months. We were both seeing people but were single. He seemed to really see me, see through the bulls–t.”Wilde and Sudeikis announced their engagement in 2013. They are now parents of son Otis and daughter Daisy.Speaking to Net-a-Porter’s Porter Edit in February 2016, Wilde explained how she believed becoming a parent alongside Sudeikis was a stronger commitment for the couple than tying the knot.- Advertisement – “We are seriously connected,” she said. “Before you have a child, marriage is the ultimate commitment and promise to one another, and then once you have a child, it’s like, ‘Oh, we’re committed and promised already.’”The longtime couple’s romance came to an end in 2020, when Us Weekly confirmed that they had called off their engagement.Scroll down to see a complete timeline of Wilde and Sudeikis’ romance throughout the years. – 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

The focus of the 5th National DMK Forum is on trends in digital advertising

first_imgThe Croatian National Tourist Board is organizing the fifth in a row NATIONAL DMK FORUM which will take place in Thursday, December 7, 2017 starting at 10.00 p.m. at the hotel International in Zagreb (Miramarska cesta 24).This year’s forum will be opened with welcoming speeches by the Director of the CNTB Main Office Kristjan Staničić and State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism Tonči Glavina, after which participants will be presented with key and latest information on opportunities and trends in digital marketing, examples of good practice in destination management and business of domestic and foreign destination management companies.What future awaits destination management organizations on the example of the Austrian city of Graz, gathered at the traditional forum of destination management companies – DMK will announce Dieter Hardt-Stremyr from Graz Tourismus and Stadtmarketing, the creative process of storytelling and its importance in distributing short format content will be presented by Mark Crawford production company Exposure Labs, while Igor Auferber from the Croatian DMK agency specializing in gastronomic and cultural tours Tureta Travel will present the creation and promotion of tailor-made trips, the so-called tailor made trips.David Meany from Europe’s leading travel company Contiki will point out the program on the importance of turning to the generation of “millennials”, a target group of consumers born in the mid-404s that requires fast and creative communication and presentation of offers on the Internet and social networks. This is a presentation that will give a quality introduction to the presentation of Miroslav Varga from the Escape agency on the topic of presenting the tourist offer through Google advertising and also announce the final part of the program of this forum, a panel discussion on trends in digital advertising. Today, digital advertising is one of the key segments in promotional activities, and the panel will be attended by Tina Jukić (Croatian National Tourist Board), Mario Frančešević (SeekandHit), Nikola Vrdoljak (XNUMX) and Hrvoje Šepić (Adria Bike Group).You can download the program of the event with the schedule here

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Laudamotion introduces the Vienna – Zadar line

first_imgNew Ryanair line to Gdansk RELATED NEWS: Europe’s largest low-cost airline Ryanair has announced a new route for the 2020 season from the Polish city of Gdansk to Zadar.  The Boeing 737 aircraft will fly three times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The line starts on March 31, 2020 and ends on October 24, 2020. Along with Poznan and Krakow, this is the third line of Ryanair from Poland, and a total of 21 lines for Zadar Airport. Austrian low-cost airline Laudamotion, otherwise owned by Ryanair, is introducing a new route from Vienna to Zadar for the next tourist season.center_img In its summer flight schedule for the 2020 season. The line starts on March 30 and lasts until October 23, 2020. Airbus A320 aircraft will fly from Vienna to Zadar three times a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Photo: Laudamotion RYANAIR FROM 2020 IN OSIJEK AGAIN?last_img read more