Carrie Ann Inaba Talks Finding Happiness After ‘DWTS’ ‘Bullying’DEK

first_img“At this point, it starts being a little personal,” the Strictly Come Dancing alum told Entertainment Tonight. “I feel it’s definitely, maybe not a different standard, but I feel like it’s different expectations. I don’t know. I’m watching back the dance itself, it’s like, ‘Oh, you can kick sharper!’ Well, I can say that about everybody who dances on the show today. I don’t know. It’s really odd.”Bristowe added, “We’re good at accepting constructive criticism. We’re like, ‘OK, great, now let’s apply it. Thank you for the wonderful feedback.’ With this one, it’s like, ‘Huh? OK?’”Dancing With the Stars airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! Find her own way. Carrie Ann Inaba tweeted about finding peace after opening up about being “bullied” by Dancing With the Stars viewers.“Happiness is where you choose to see it,” the choreographer, 52, wrote via Twitter on Tuesday, November 3, hours after opening up about fan backlash from the ABC show.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “Right about this time is when people start to bully me because of the way I judge people. I can’t believe it still happens as adults,” the DWTS judge said on The Talk on Tuesday, following backlash from the Monday, November 2, episode. “I want to tell people who bully: It doesn’t make me change the way I judge. I’m not about to change because you try to bully me. It only makes me stand stronger in my convictions and what I believe in.”Carrie Ann Inaba Talks Finding Happiness After DWTS BullyingCarrie Ann Inaba ABC/Eric McCandlessDuring the last two weeks of the competition reality show, the Hawaii native criticized Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev‘s routines. Viewers then promptly took to social media to question why she was so tough on the pair.“Just so you all know, for all of you trying to bully me about it, I judge the way I judge from my background,” Inaba, who has been a judge since Dancing‘s 2005 debut, continued. “That is my job to do it and I will always do it based on my own conscience, not because you’re trying to tell me what to do.”- Advertisement – Some fans were quick to point out that Chigvintsev, 38, and Bristowe, 35, may have been getting tougher scores because of the professional dancer’s past with the In Living Color alum.The pair met on the set of So You Think You Can Dance in 2006 and dated for two and a half years before splitting in 2009.After the Monday, November 2, episode, Chigvintsev and the “Off the Vine” podcast host revealed that they were both confused by Inaba’s comments.- Advertisement –last_img read more

If Joe Biden prevails, he will have done so in spite of a rampant GOP disinformation campaign

first_imgAlex Jones tells his supporters to “stake out” places where votes are being counted and “follow folks around” “This is coming down to just us doing it”— Media Matters (@mmfa) November 4, 2020The functionality of our democracy depends on give and take over a set of universally accepted facts. That foundation was a lot easier to achieve when nearly everyone could get a 25-cent newspaper to read alongside their $1 cup of coffee. But the homogeneity of that news coverage also cut out entire segments of the population. So this is the struggle we are now in—two very different worlds competing for ownership over reality.- Advertisement – As Democrats try to make sense of a disappointing election night, one stubborn fact that has become more clear than ever is just how broad and deep the conservative disinformation machine is.“This won’t be a popular take, probably, but: if Biden wins, it will be an achievement,” writer Elon Green observed Wednesday morning. “The campaign will have (barely) overcome the most sustained assault on voting rights in recent memory and the largest disinformation operation—conservative media—in American history.- Advertisement – With more than 2,500 retweets and counting, Green’s observation was actually more popular than he originally thought. And as he noted in a later tweet, it’s so much more than just Fox News—it’s talk radio, Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s several hundred stations, Facebook, and even the YouTube rabbit hole that’s delivered plenty of QAnon followers. As Green observed, “It’s millions of thumbs on a single scale.”Indeed, which has left fact-based reality fighting for survival and the universe of readers here at Daily Kos live in under siege on an asymmetrical battlefield.Over at Fox News, for instance, Trump’s patently false attempt to declare himself the winner around 2 AM Wednesday got a very sympathetic audience. “Other than Chris Wallace who rebuked speech and called it flammable, Fox News anchors aggressively carrying water for Trump speech; they say he was being forceful and nothing inappropriate about it,” tweeted Media Matters for America’s Angelo Carusone.- Advertisement – Fox likewise sent out a news alert promoting Trump’s view that the election was being stolen. “Trump, at White House, suggests ‘very sad group of people’ trying to ‘disenfranchise’ voters in presidential race,” read the alert.But that’s mild compared to the garbage being spewed in other right-wing media. On Wednesday afternoon, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones started encouraging his viewers to simply take matters into their own hands. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Team Trump wanted a James Baker to head their legal push. They got Rudy Giuliani instead

first_img– Advertisement – “For one thing, our whole argument was that the votes have been counted and they’ve been counted and they’ve been counted and it’s time to end the process. That’s not exactly the message that I heard on election night. And so I think it’s pretty hard to be against counting the votes,” Baker told The New York Times.“We never said don’t count the votes,” Mr. Baker added, calling it an indefensible position in a democracy.- Advertisement – Meanwhile, Trump’s twitter feed includes a steady refrain of “STOP THE COUNT!” Another aspect that makes this wildly different from 2000 is the fact that Trump would have to prevail in multiple lawsuits instead of just one. So even if he were to prevail in Pennsylvania, for example, and stop the count there, he would also have to deploy some pretty fancy legal jiu-jitsu to turn back the counts in Michigan and Wisconsin while also winning other cases he dreams up in Georgia and Nevada. Instead, so far, all we’ve seen is a lot of posturing by subpar legal talents, blindfolded and wildly swatting at a hollowed-out piñata. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Biden chooses longtime adviser Ron Klain as chief of staff

first_img– Advertisement – Choosing Klain is also likely to assuage some concerns among progressives who had been gearing up for a fight over one of the first and biggest staff picks Biden will make as he builds out his White House team. The chief of staff is typically a gatekeeper for the president, crafts political and legislative strategy and often serves as a liaison to Capitol Hill in legislative negotiations.Progressives had expressed concerns that Biden would pick one of his other former chiefs of staff: Steve Richetti, who faces skepticism for his work as a lobbyist, or Bruce Reed, who is seen as too much of a moderate to embrace reforms pushed by the party’s base. But progressives see Klain as open to working with them on top priorities like climate change and health care. “His deep, varied experience and capacity to work with people all across the political spectrum is precisely what I need in a White House chief of staff as we confront this moment of crisis and bring our country together again,” Biden said.Klain served as chief of staff for Biden during Barack Obama’s first term, was chief of staff to Vice President Al Gore in the mid-1990s and was a key adviser on the Biden campaign, guiding Biden’s debate preparations and coronavirus response. He’s known and worked with Biden since the Democrat’s 1987 presidential campaign.The choice of Klain underscores the effort the incoming Biden administration will place on the coronavirus response from day one. Klain has experience in public health as the Ebola response coordinator and played a central role in drafting and implementing the Obama administration’s economic recovery plan in 2009.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Ron Klain, right, conducts a meeting with staff on January, 13, 2015 in Washington, DC.Bill O’Leary| The Washington Post | Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden has chosen his longtime adviser Ron Klain to reprise his role as his chief of staff, installing an aide with decades of experience in the top role in his White House.Klain will lead a White House likely to be consumed by the response to the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to spread unchecked across the nation, and he’ll face the challenge of working with a divided Congress that could include a Republican-led Senate. Klain served as the coordinator to the Ebola response during the 2014 outbreak.In a statement Wednesday night, Biden suggested he chose Klain for the position because his longtime experience in Washington had prepared him for such challenges.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Ben Greenhalgh: ‘Football’s Next Star’ winner out to emulate Jose Mourinho in coaching career | Football News

first_imgAfter earning a contract with Inter Milan and the chance to play under Jose Mourinho by winning a television contest a decade ago, Ben Greenhalgh has now begun his own coaching career with Dartford’s academy.Greenhalgh won Sky‘s ‘Football’s Next Star’ in 2010, securing a professional contract with Inter in the process and the change to play alongside legends such as Patrick Vieira.- Advertisement – A decade on, following a journeyman career which has led him to Tonbridge Angels in the National League South, Greenhalgh is coaching the academy of another team in the sixth tier of English football, Dartford.“Being involved in the programme felt like something special,” Greenhalgh told Sky Sports News. Greenhalgh’s focus will remain on his own playing career – at least for the remainder of November – with academy football suspended at non-league level due to the national lockdown, but there is little doubt on which side of the touchline he views his future.- Advertisement – “It was probably, looking back at it, one of the best times of my life, simply because we were out in Italy for six to seven weeks of just living the dream of what the top pros do.”- Advertisement – Image:Greenhalgh won ‘Football’s Next Star’ as a teenager Jose MourinhoImage:Greenhalgh recalls the high level of respect Jose Mourinho commanded at Inter Milan “I’m slowly building up my coaching badges, I’m building up my coaching perspective, my coaching CV.“Obviously being part of the Dartford Academy now and being the manager here and being able to coach and progress players at a club like Dartford FC is massive for me at the moment.” Mourinho led Inter to a treble during Greenhalgh’s time with the club, and the then-teenager was part of the travelling squad for their victory over Bayern Munich in the final.“The respect that all of the players had for him – just him walking around the premises, whenever he stepped into a changing room everyone listened to him, everyone took on his tactics,” Greenhalgh said. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Flu viruses can evolve in unsuspected ways, study says

first_img The conventional understanding of flu virus evolution in nonpandemic (interpandemic) periods describes it as a series of minor mutational changes in the dominant strain, mostly involving HA, the article says. In the process known as antigenic drift, the changes help the virus persist—and necessitate the creation of a new vaccine each year. But the new findings suggest that the conventional model is incomplete. Researchers report that three different groups, or clades, of influenza A/H3N2 viruses have circulated at the same time for the past several years. In 2002, two of the groups acquired a gene from the third. This “reassortment,” the authors say, probably gave rise to the Fujian strain of flu, which predominated during the 2003-04 flu season and was not included in the vaccine for that year. The gene trees for the viral genes all differed in ways that fit their respective clades, except for the gene for hemagglutinin (HA), the surface protein that enables the virus to attach to host cells. The HA gene tree grouped all the clade A viruses that emerged after 2002 together with the clade B and C viruses from the same period. Holmes EC, Ghedin E, Miller N, et al. Whole-genome analysis of human influenza A virus reveals multiple persistent lineages and reassortment among recent H3N2 viruses. PloS Biol 2005 Jul 26 (early online publication) [Full text] Jul 26, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – A large-scale study of genetic data on influenza shows that viruses of the same strain or serotype have more genetic differences than previously suspected and can exchange genetic material in ways that make them more infectious. The authors did an initial analysis of genetic sequence data collected under the National Institutes of Health’s Influenza Genome Sequencing Project. The analysis dealt with the genomes of 156 human H3N2 viruses collected in New York state from 1999 to 2004. Also included in the study were partial sequence data from other flu virus studies. The researchers grouped the isolates according to sequence similarities. They also traced gene trees (phylogenetic trees) for each of the virus’s eight genes, depicting the inferred relationships among them. They found that most of the genomes fell into one group, called clade A, but a few fell into two other groups, clades B and C. “These data, derived from the first large-scale study of H3N2 viruses, convincingly demonstrate that multiple lineages can co-circulate, persist, and reassort in epidemiologically significant ways, and underscore the importance of genomic analyses for future influenza surveillance,” says the report, published by the Public Library of Science Biology (PloS Biology). The authors further determined that the Fujian strain of H3N2 shared certain key amino-acid changes with the clade A reassortant strains and the clade B viruses from 2003-04. They concluded that the reassortment in which clades A and C acquired the HA gene from clade B was “central” to the rise of the Fujian strain and the resulting reduction of vaccine effectiveness in 2003-04. “These results indicate that different viral strains had circulated in the same populations until 2002 and then the clade A and C viruses acquired a common HA gene from clade B through reassortment,” says an article summary published in the same journal. The phylogenetic analysis also indicated that two other reassortment events involving two other genes occurred. The study was authored by Edward C. Holmes of Pennsylvania State University and colleagues from the Institute for Genomic Research, the New York State Department of Health, the National Center for Biotechnology Information, and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. “We found that at least four reassortment events occurred among human viruses during 1999-2004 and that two of these involved a major change in HA,” the authors write. Citing another recent study that also provided evidence of the clade A-B reassortment, they add, “To our knowledge, these analyses are the first demonstrations of the emergence of a major antigenically variant virus derived by reassortment between two distinct clades of co-circulating H3N2 viruses rather than by antigenic drift.” They conclude that the finding has “major significance” for the task of selecting which flu strains to use in each year’s vaccine.last_img read more

In the fall, Buba bar will open, the first cafe in Croatia that will employ people with disabilities

first_imgIn December 2016, a crowdfunding campaign was launched on the Indiegogo platform, with the noble goal of opening the first cafe in Croatia that will employ people with Down syndrome – Buba Bar.She launched the campaign Bubamara Association from Vinkovci, which cares for over 1.400 people with disabilities in Vukovar-Srijem County, employs about 245 people, and has successfully applied for and implemented over 80 projects.Buba Bar will employ people with Down syndrome and it will be the first cafe in Croatia where guests are served by people with disabilities. Alen, Domagoj, Dario, Ivana and Marija have been diligently practicing and honing their skills for over a year in order to make their start as successful as possible. Bubamarci were trained, and through various activities and events where they had the opportunity to show their skills, both in the city of Vinkovci and throughout Croatia, they showed how ready they are to open the Buba bar. “Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities, and to encourage society to accept people with disabilities as its equal members. We want Buba Bar to break the ice, and soon every city in Croatia has its own Buba Bar! We want to give young people with disabilities the opportunity to live life like everyone else. We want them to be able to work. ” point out the Association Bubamara, which with its excellent results unofficially holds the title of the most successful association in Croatia, and is an excellent example of the development and operation of associations.Ladybugs serve dinner at the Hilton Zagreb hotel / Photo: Bubamara AssociationThe entire project received the support of the city of Vinkovci, which provided the former Vinkovci bowling alley for the future Buba bar, as well as many other institutions, partners, sponsors and citizens after a successful crowdfunding campaign, which was the second most successful crowdfunding campaign in 2016. Currently, the works and adaptation of the entire space are in the final phase, and also, as part of the renovated facility, there will be a bowling alley, as additional content.The value of the first phase of works is 1 million 874 thousand 971 kuna, of which 1 million was provided by the Ministry of Regional Development and European Union Funds, 200 thousand kuna Bubamara, while the remaining funds in the amount of 675 thousand kuna were provided by the City of Vinkovci. Recently, a contract was signed on co-financing works and services for the project “Continuation of renovation of the facility for the development of new social services and content for young people” under the Regional Development Support Program with the Ministry of Regional Development and EU funds in the amount of 340 thousand kuna. The remaining part of the funds needed for the completion of works and services will be provided by the City of Vinkovci (approximately 363 thousand and 850 kuna), while the exact amount will be determined after the public procurement procedure so that the total foreseeable funds in the second phase are 713 thousand and 447 kuna. “The size of the Beetle Bar is about 750 square meters including a bowling alley plus terraces which are about 150 square meters. The opening of Buba Bar is expected in the fall and it will employ five people with disabilities. ”, Said Tomislav Velić, President of Bubamara.Buba bar will also be an education center, but also an example to other caterers to recognize the potential of people with disabilities. Thus, Buba will at least become a place where people with disabilities will exercise their basic right – the right to work and will have the opportunity to contribute to the community through their work.Buba Bar is looking for partners and helpThis is a story we must support. If you want to help and be socially responsible, help in arranging and equipping Buba Bar, the first cafe in Croatia that will employ people with Down syndrome. Contact the association directly LadybugRelated news:BRAVO TO THE INSTRATURIST WHO RECEIVED PERSONS WITH DOWN’S SYNDROMETHANK YOU VALUABLE MOVE OF THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM – HIRE PERSONS WITH DOWN SYNDROME AND THEIR BUBA BAR PROJECT FOR CATERING SERVICESlast_img read more

Croatian investophobia

first_imgEvery now and then in our media we can read an article by one of our respected journalists, in which they attack an announced investment, which, according to their respected opinion, will destroy everything and anything.The term “protection against devastation” is regularly used as a mechanism of resistance to investment. I am somehow sensitive to this topic, especially when this protection applies to the islands, because I belong to a group of refugees from these Adriatic pearls of ours, who had to continue their lives elsewhere, regardless of the fact that they could and should have all the prerequisites to stay. In addition to the great heritage that the islanders have, many cannot afford to stay and survive, but are forced to leaveDevastation in our country, and especially on the islands, was mostly done on the population. The population is devastated. And that in a long process. Of course, the cause of the devastation of the population was the inability of that population to survive and to provide basic living conditions.More precisely, they were not allowed to do so.Because conditions need to be created. You need to invest. This has unfortunately not been done for decades. NOTHING is invested.Not only is there no investment, but the local population, which has great wealth in the form of land, is not allowed to use that wealth. Because that country is not construction land. It is not included in the plan. Not in the zone. And it’s worth nothing. She devalued herself. Someone didn’t let it become valuable. Or he just didn’t do anything. The result is mostly the same.So in addition to all that land, people like refugees decide to leave. They leave the pearls of the Adriatic, our islands, and the land and houses remain empty.And there are no journalists who would criticize this inaction of institutions, all so far in the last 100 years. There are no protectors and pastors who would go to those islands and be a little with these people. There are no ones to describe how these people live. Especially how they live in winter. How do they overwinter?But when someone tries to invest something on those islands, they jump. Here they are. They write great articles to protect the islands. Prevented devastation. Preserved for future generations.And I wonder for whom?For whom do we protect our grandfather?For those who will come when we are gone?For those who will buy our worthless grandfather for a kuna.For them?Instead of planning and enabling the local population to use their resources, according to all environmental laws and regulations and everything else, to be able to build and operate or sell only a piece of heritage, but at some decent price, the population is forced to sell their grandparents for nothing. And then that worthless heritage in someone else’s hands, through repurpositions and alterations, becomes valuable, and in many ways.Instead of doing everything in a planned way in advance to ensure the conditions under which investors could invest without any and all phobia of devastation, investors must dig up opportunities themselves. And when they finally dig them up, they come across “the protectors of our heritage”.They come across those who were silent when that heritage of ours was devalued and are still silent as it decays before our eyes.Those who are likely to shut up and give up protection if investors just push them a little into a shallow and cheap hypocritical pocket.Author: Miki Bratanić* The views and recommendations expressed in the author’s columns, advice and comments are exclusively the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial staff of the portal,* The views and recommendations expressed in the author’s columns, advice and comments are exclusively the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial staff of the portallast_img read more

Presented project solutions for students of Culture and Tourism for NP Brijuni

first_imgStudents / Facebook The project “Digitization of cultural tourism products Brijuni” designed a mobile application that would provide the ability to book accommodation for guests on the island of Veli Brijun, bookings and purchase excursions, navigation around the island, as well as information on attractions, VR tours, calendar of events and more. Some of the projects designed by students are “Digitization of cultural tourism products in Brijuni”, “Your concierge on Brijuni”, “Villas of revived time”, “Adrenaline and glamping on Mali Brijuni”, “Special story and a different range of events with emotions on the occasion of 100- and the anniversary of the death of Paul Kupelwieser “, etc. “Students need to be involved as much as possible in such and similar projects in cooperation with representatives of employers because they get the opportunity to express their own creativity and directly implement theoretical knowledge and what is learned in practice.. “, Pointed out Tea Golja, professor of Management in Culture and Tourism. The head of the Hotel Department at the Brijuni National Park, Nataša Stojkovski, pointed out that Brijuni has an exceptional potential for the development of specialized hotel management for cultural and socially responsible tourism. Today, over 40% of trips are motivated by some form of enjoyment of tangible and intangible culture, which is why it is important to involve students of Culture and Tourism in the development of tourist experiences in order to bring refreshment and innovative ideas and suggestions. Photo: Brijuni National Park / Facebook The project “Villas of Revived Time” presupposes sightseeing of Brijuni villas with a stage spectacle from the time of Kupelwieser, Koch or Tito, as well as a virtual experience in which visitors would have direct contact with the characters. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of Paul Kupelwieser, students designed innovative events such as an art exhibition of great-grandchildren Paul Kupelwieser, a conference for young students and doctoral students, virtual walks on the Brijuni from Austro-Hungary, theater plays about Kupelwieser and more. After a day on Brijuni in October last year where they visited the island and listened to educational lectures on Brijuni, cultural tourism, project management and tourism planning, students were given the task to develop ideas on the following topics: “Digitization of tourism products / services / experiences “,” Development and tourist valorization of other islands (along the island of Veliki Brijun) “,” culture and tourism – new products of cultural tourism “and” culture and health tourism “. “Concierge on the Brijuni” would be in charge of providing detailed information to guests about local events and attractions of the island. Also, an application was developed that would contain all the information about Brijuni, the profile of the concierge staff, location and contact, as well as a gallery of pictures and video content with the sights. Students of the third year of the undergraduate study Culture and Tourism from the Faculty of Interdisciplinary, Italian and Cultural Studies, presented their project solutions related to the Brijuni National Park. last_img read more