The things they tweet:
"I am BEYOND excited to let you know that Studio 2054 had over 5 MILLION viewers globally on Friday night!!! - thank you so much to everyone for tuning in!!" Dua Lipa's Friday night (27Nov20) livestream event was a big hit.©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Not all disabilities are visible, but everyone has at least one
The late Nechama Rivlin would often say that everyone has a disability, but not all disabilities are visible. This, in fact, is the theme of this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Thursday, December 3.It has been promoted by the United Nations since 1992 to advance global awareness, understanding and empathy and to remove the stigmas too often associated with both physical and mental disabilities.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than a billion people, or roughly 15% of the world’s population, live with some kind of disability.Of these, some 450 mill...
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Forsen banned indefinitely for explicit animal content
Another day, another Forsen ban.
Twitch variety streamer Sebastian "Forsen" Fors has been banned indefinitely from the platform for showing an inappropriate GIF."I'm currently banned for the horse gif," Forsen tweeted. "The ban is indefinite, which means undetermined ban duration. Unlucky."Earlier in the week, a viewer allegedly sent Forsen a photo of a horse's penis. Unaware of the content, Forsen opened it while live streaming. This made it visible to everyone who was watching the stream.Realizing what he'd just exposed his fans to, Fosren quickly closed the file. The streamer claimed he only showed it for "half a second" b...
The things they say:
"There are Huntsman spiders that are bigger than my hand. We were at a restaurant and, like, a three-foot lizard was just walking around. I almost went back over my chair and everyone’s like, 'What's her deal? It's just a three-foot lizard in a restaurant'." Melissa McCarthy has been meeting the Australian wildlife while she's filming Down Under.©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
COVID-19 pandemic is not halting everyone's Thanksgiving travel plans
PHILADELPHIA — Before noon on Monday, Jared Gorin was sitting by himself on a wooden bench at William H. Gray III 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, masked and waiting for the 12:05 back home to Connecticut, where his parents and sister are to gather for Thanksgiving.He’d done everything he could think of to minimize the odds of bringing the coronavirus home to family.The strategic consultant with Jefferson Health had been diligent about staying home days before the holiday. He got tested for COVID-19. He’s participating in a vaccine trial. And he deliberately booked a less-crowded train.“It...
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'Ronaldo sets the example for everyone' – Pirlo hails Juve forward after match-winning double
Cristiano Ronaldo was hailed as a born champion by Andrea Pirlo after the superstar forward kept his goalscoring run going with a double in Juventus' 2-0 win over Cagliari.The Portugal international scored twice in the space of four first-half minutes to take his tally for the season to eight goals in six appearances in all competitions.In doing so, Ronaldo became the first Juve player to score in each of his first five Serie A outings in one season in the three-points-per-win era.His match-winning brace came from five attempts and he also laid on three chances for his team-mates, earning prai...
Mary Schmich: How to enjoy Thanksgiving alone. How to help someone who's alone enjoy it
Let’s get one thing out of the way right away: Not everyone who lives alone is lonely. Not everyone who will spend Thanksgiving alone will mind the solitude. Solitude can bring serenity. Family gathering can be torture.But it’s safe to guess that in this time of pandemic, with its enforced isolation and family separation, more people than ever will be alone on Thanksgiving, and a lot of them would appreciate some human connection.So today a few tips on how to make that happen, courtesy of a Chicago-area group called Make Room @ The Table.The group’s name sprang from a conversation Marcia Slate...
COMMENT | Covid-19 vaccines: No one is safe unless everyone is safe
COMMENT | The Covid-19 pandemic has caught virtually every nation unprepared. The Global Health Security Alliance study in 2019 found that the pandemic preparedness plans of the majority of nations fell deplorably short.Notwithstanding, the scientific community has risen to the challenge and made major inroads towards understanding the SARS-CoV-2 virus.Apart from the public health measures of wearing face masks, physical distancing, personal and community hygiene, avoiding the 3Cs (crowded places, confined spaces and close conversations), meticulous attention to the quartet of test-trace-isola...
What to stream: These chess films are perfect for a post-'Queen's Gambit' savoring
It seems everyone is watching the much-buzzed about Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit” these days, and if you haven’t started it yet, here is another nudge to do so. Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Beth Harmon, an orphan who learns to play chess at the girls’ home where she lives after her mother’s suicide. The custodian who teaches her the game quickly discovers she’s a prodigy, and Beth quickly rises through the ranks of competitive chess in the swinging ’60s.Created by Scott Frank, adapted from the novel by Walter Tevis (who also wrote the books “The Hustler,” “The Color of Money,” and “The Man W...
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2021 wedding trends shift to accommodate the ongoing uncertainty of COVID-19
When COVID-19 came and changed everyone’s lives in March, it took down engaged couples’ original wedding and honeymoons plans along with everything else, making many soon-to-be newlyweds postpone their nuptials to later in the year, or even into 2021.Since the way we navigate life has changed due to the pandemic, it only makes sense that wedding trends fall in line too. Wedding planning website The Knot released its projected trends for 2021 weddings, dubbing it the “year of intentionality.” While past trends typically fall somewhere between color palettes and cakes, those forecasted for next ...