first_imgListen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!) – Advertisement – Tyra Banks Recreates Jennifer Lopez’s Most Iconic Look on ‘DWTS’Left: Tyra Banks on “Dancing With the Stars.” Right: Jennifer Lopez at the 2000 Grammy Awards. Kelsey McNeal/ABC; Charbonneau/BEI/ShutterstockSeeing double! Tyra Banks channeled Jennifer Lopez during the most recent Dancing With the Stars episode.On Monday, November 9, the 46-year-old host opened the hit ABC show in a jungle print dress reminiscent of the iconic look that J.Lo. wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards. “What’s up America?” Banks said before strutting down the stage to Lopez’s song “Jenny from the Block.”- Advertisement – With this added stress, sometimes mistakes are inevitable. For instance, during the episode on October 26, she just barely avoided a wardrobe malfunction. “I had on sneakers for the first half of the show,” she said. “I had on these black disgusting sneakers that I hike in because my feet were hurting. The dress goes all the way to the floor. You can’t see my feet. So why the hell do I need to put on high heels?”However, when there was a costume change she nearly forgot to swap her kicks. “Then we forgot to put my fancy shoes on for the second [half of the show]. I had to run [and] put the fancy shoes on. It was a hot mess. And then I walk out and it’s just, you have no idea. … it’s crazy!”- Advertisement – The model’s look slightly varied, with a silky, opaque material and puff long sleeves. And while she still sported a plunging neckline clipped together with a sparkly belt at the bottom, it was a bit more modest than Lopez’s original, which reached below the belly button.In an Instagram Story later Monday night, Banks revealed that the look was created using chiffon scarves from Versace.The supermodel spoke with Us about her fashion choices for the dancing competition, admitting that it takes a lot of work to keep up. “You should see the fittings that I have where it’s in my garage and they’re showing me stuff,” she explained. “Somebody told me one of the journalists said that my outfits are like my co-star. I’m like, ‘Ooh! So we got to really step it up.’ So there’s pressure.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgMundingburra homeowner Ben McCarthy, 28, with 10mth old puppy Beyonce’ exercising in their local park. Picture: Shae Beplate.LIVING in leafy suburbs could be better for your health, according to new Health Tracker findings released this month.The Health Tracker, by the Australian Health Policy Collaboration, found significant levels of health risk in many outer Townsville suburbs while residents in wealthier suburbs had lower levels of obesity, smoking and led more active lives.Suburbs where residents were the most physically active were North Ward, Townsville CBD and Mount Louisa, which showed the lowest levels of living a sedentary lifestyle at 58.2 per cent.Annandale, Douglas and Oonoonba followed a close second with 59.1 per cent. When it came to body size, North Ward, Townsville CBD and Mount Louisa were once again on top with only 59 residents considered overweight or obese. Townsville’s heaviest residents were found along the Northern Beaches with 70.5 per cent overweight or obese. Those conscious of second-hand smoking should consider living in Annandale, Douglas and Oonoonba with only 14.8 per cent of residents smokers compared with Condon, Rasmussen and Kelso which, at 24.4 per cent, account for Townsville’s highest level of smokers.AHPC director Professor Rosemary Calder, who co-ordinated the findings, said while individual wealth played a role in a person’s ability to live a healthy lifestyle, their environment also made a great difference.“Communities that are newer outer suburbs commonly don’t have good public transport so they are much less likely to walk from home to public transport and much more likely to go in a car,” she said.“In fact, the rates of car ownership in new communities are very high.“The ability to be active significantly affects the outcome of your options for walking, which are higher if you live by the seaside or in the “leafy suburbs” which by the use of the term we know are conducive to being outdoors.”The researchers also found that the better resourced the community, the better the environment and health outcomes.“You’re more likely to see private gyms and yoga classes in wealthier suburbs,” Prof Calder said.“In communities where there is less individual wealth, there’s much more likely to be fast food outlets than gyms. We know that there are children who cannot afford to ride to school because families can’t afford a bicycle and club sport is expensive with uniforms and membership fees.”Prof Calder said there was diversity in all suburbs but increased wealth and levels of investment in communities could vastly improve health in the outer suburbs.“Where there is increasing wealth, both at the individual and community level, there is likely to be increasing levels of health,” she said“Again much of that is about the environment. People don’t move in with greater income levels and just live, the whole community changes, it’s all interconnected.”SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE Lowest level % Mount Louisa, Townsville City, North Ward 58.2Annandale, Douglas, Oonoonba 59.1Hermit Park, South Townsville, Wulguru 62.3Aitkenvale, Cranbrook, Mundingburra 62.4 Highest level % Northern beaches, South Townsville 72.3Deeragun 70.3Condon, Rasmussen, Kelso 67.8Garbutt, Gulliver, Heatley, Kirwan East 66.8Bohle Plains, Kirwan West 65.1SMOKERS: Lowest level % Annandale, Douglas, Oonoonba 14.8Mount Louisa, Townsville City, North Ward 17.3Bohle Plains, Kirwan West 17.6Aitkenvale, Cranbrook, Mundingburra 19.4 Highest level % Condon, Rasmussen, Kelso 24.4Garbutt, Gulliver, Heatley, Kirwan East 23.7Hermit Park, South Townsville, Wulguru 22.3Deeragun 21.8Northern Beaches 21.2OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE ADULTS: Lowest levels % Mount Louisa, Townsville City, North Ward 59Annandale, Douglas, Oonoonba 60.5Aitkenvale, Cranbrook, Mundingburra 61.3Hermit Park, South Townsville, Wulguru 63 Highest levels % Northern Beaches, Townsville South 70.5More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Deeragun 67.7Condon, Rasmussen, Kelso 67.5Bohle Plains, Kirwan West 65.2Garbutt, Gulliver, Heatley, Kirwan East 64.7OVERWEIGHT KIDS Lowest level % Northern Beaches, Townsville south 23.3Annandale, Douglas, Oonoonba 23.6Mount Louisa, Townsville City, North Ward 23.6Bohle Plains, Kirwan West 23.8 Highest level % Condon, Rasmussen, Kelso 28.7Garbutt, Gulliver, Heatley, Kirwan East 28Hermit Park, South Townsville, Wulguru 27.4Aitkenvale, Cranbrook, Mundingburra 27Deeragun 24.8RISKY ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION Highest level % Northern Beaches, Townsville South 23.3Hermit Park, South Townsville, Wulguru 20.2Condon, Rasmussen, Kelso 20.1Bohle Plains, Kirwan West 19.2 Lowest level % Annandale, Douglas, Oonoonba 16.3Garbutt, Gulliver, Heatley, Kirwan East 18.2Aitkenvale, Cranbrook, Mundingburra 18.4Mount Louisa, Townsville City, North Ward 18.8Deeragun 18.9 (SOURCE: Australian Health Policy Collaboration)last_img read more

first_imgScienceDaily 5 March 2014Having a higher income or education than your partner could be risky, as a higher socio-economic status than ones partner increases the chance of psychological violence and abuse. This applies to both men and women.  New research on violence and relationships does not support the stereotypical pattern of strong men in powerful positions who abuse their weaker, female partner. “Whenever power is unevenly allocated in a relationship the chance of physical and psychological abuse increases. And the abused partner is the one with the highest status,” says sociologist Heidi Fischer Bjelland. According to the sociologist this applies both to men and women. Bjelland is a PhD student at The Norwegian Police University College and she has previously carried out research on intimate partner violence in Norway. In her article En voldsom maktbalanse? En studie av relativ makt og forekomst av partnervold (“A fierce power balance? A study of relative power and intimate partner violence”), Bjelland presents her analysis of a survey carried out by Statistics Norway in 2003/2004. Bjelland has examined survey replies from 1640 men and 1791 women who live with their partners. The participants have answered questions relating to whether they have experienced physical partner violence such as strangling and flat hand slapping, and psychological abuse such as threats of physical violence, jealous behavior and freedom restriction.Both men and women with a higher status than their partner have an increased risk of experiencing psychological abuse or controlling partners, but women with a higher income than their partner also have an increased risk of experiencing physical abuse: “Their risk of experiencing both physical and psychological violence increases with the difference in income,” says Bjelland.Men also affectedThe study shows that men with a higher income or education than their partner have an increased risk of experiencing psychological abuse and control. However, men do not face the same risk of experiencing physical abuse.“Previous studies have looked primarily at physical abuse. They have also included some types of psychological violence such as control and threats of physical violence, but they have not distinguished these psychological acts of violence as a category in itself. When I distinguish between psychological and physical acts of violence, the psychological factor is becoming much clearer and the results become more nuanced,” says the researcher.One of the finds particularly surprised Bjelland: “The fact that men with a higher socio-economic status than their partner have an increased risk of experiencing abuse in their relationships was very surprising, since it conflicts with international studies within the same field.” She emphasizes the Norwegian gender equality as a possible explanation. “Perhaps this indicates that, in today’s Norway, women won’t accept being without power as a result of having a lower socio-economic status than their partner.” “On the other hand, few studies have examined men’s risk of abuse earlier, which may be an explanation as to why these finds are so new and surprising.” According to Bjelland, previous studies of intimate partner violence have often excluded men from the data material. “There has been a strikingly unbalanced focus on women and what consequences their experiences of intimate partner violence might have for them.” read more

first_img Share Share The capital Beijing reported its first case on Saturday, a seven-year-old girlChina has reported 11 fresh cases of bird flu, with the virus now appearing in the central province of Henan and the capital Beijing. The new cases of the H7N9 strain bring the total number of reported cases to 60. Two more people have now died.Authorities believe the virus is being spread through direct contact with infected poultry.The World Health Organisation (WHO) said there was no evidence yet of human-to-human transmission.Michael O’Leary, the WHO’s representative in China, said cases did not appear to be connected. “There’s no way to predict how it will spread but it’s not surprising if we have new cases in different places like we do in Beijing,” he told reporters.On Saturday a seven-year-old girl became Beijing’s first confirmed case of the H7N9 strain.Two cases were reported in the central Henan province, while the others were seen in and around Shanghai, where the virus first appeared in February. Two new deaths announced on Sunday were also in Shanghai, bringing the total number of dead to 13.There are no reported cases outside the country, according to the WHO.Nineteen people who had close contact with the two new victims in Henan had shown no signs of infection, China’s state news agency Xinhua said.International health experts have commended China on its transparency in reporting the spread of the virus, in sharp contrast to its handling of a Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) outbreak in 2003, when 8,096 people were infected worldwide and 744 died.BBC News Tweet 13 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint China bird flu cases ‘rise to 60’ by: – April 15, 2013 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

first_imgVice President Leni Robredo claims President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has been a failure and a dent on the country’s international image. IBTIMES Robredo further said: “The lives of our people are on the line and the dignity of our country is on the line, but my first call is for our government to take care of the mess.” MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte shouldabandon his deadly war on drugs that has been a failure and a dent on thecountry’s international image, Vice President Leni Robredo said. “We have seen a lot of police that have abused their powers and not been penalized so this is where the International Criminal Court could come in, if we do not show the world that we can take care of our own mess,” she said. The 18 countries who voted to adopt the Iceland-led resolution were Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, Iceland, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Uruguay./PN Eighteen countries have voted for the approval of the resolution during the 41st session of UNHRC in Geneva. Fourteen opposed it and 15 countries abstained. The UN Human Right Commission (UNHRC) adopted the Iceland resolution last July for an international investigation into the spate of killings and human rights violations in the country due to President Duterte’s “war on drugs.” “We ask ourselves, ‘Why is this still happening?’ The President has already made very serious threats to drug syndicates, to drug lords … and yet it’s still very prevalent, so obviously, it’s not working,” Robredo stressed Wednesday in an interview with Reuters. According to Robredo, the President should allow the United Nations (UN) to investigate his war on drugs, which has overwhelmingly targeted the poor rather than big drugs networks.last_img read more

first_imgThe BHS wrestling team traveled to East Central for their annual Super 8 Dual meet.  The Bulldogs wrestled well earning 3rd place on the day behind the 2nd place EC and the 1st place Terre Haute South.  Other participating teams include Lawrenceburg, Cambridge City, Crawford County, Tri High, and Shenandoah.  The BHS team improved their record to 9-7.Michael Deal and Ben Westerfeld had a perfect day with 5 wins each and both earning the Most Valuable Wrestler Award for their respective weight class.Team scores were:Batesville 62 Cambridge City 6Batesville 51 Crawford County 21Batesville 17 East Central 54Batesville 18 Terre Haute South 55Batesville 48 Shenandoah 36Wrestlers winning 5 matches.  Michael Deal and Ben Westerfeld.Wrestlers winning 4 matches.  Will Amberger and Jarret Hooten.Wrestlers winning 3 matches.  Derek Davidson, Neal Nobbe, and Zach Strub.Wrestlers winning 2 matches.  John Moody, Robert Strobel, and Levi Nordmeyer.Wrestlers winning 1 match.  Chris Schene and Xavier King.Other wrestlers representing the team well include: Nick Schneider, Jon Kurtz, Tyler Spurlock, and Allen Hudepohl.Submitted by Batesville Wrestling Coach Chris Deal with Wendy Deal.last_img read more

first_imgCongratulations to The Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles, East Central Lady Trojans, North Decatur Lady Chargers, and Greensburg Lady Pirates on winning their respective Girls Basketball Sectional Crowns on Saturday Night, February 8th.Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ WaldronJac-Cen-Del  40     Waldron  36The #7 Lady Eagles will battle The #8 Greenwood Christian Lady Cougars in Game 2 at The Southwestern Shelby Regionals tipping off around Noon.Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Switzerland CountyNorth Decatur  35     South Ripley  29The #14 Lady Chargers will battle The #7 Eastern Pekin Lady Musketeers in Game 2 at The Paoli Regionals tipping off around Noon.Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ South DearbornGreensburg  41     Lawrenceburg  29The #8 Lady Pirates will battle The #5 Evansville Memorial Lady Tigers in Game 1 at The Charlestown Regionals tipping off around 10 AM.Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Bloomington SouthEast Central  49     Columbus East  35The #15 Lady Trojans will battle The Franklin Central Lady Flashes in Game 1 at The Columbus North Regionals tipping off around 10 AM.last_img read more

first_img Published on October 11, 2012 at 1:07 am Contact Ryan: The Syracuse women’s ice hockey team won just a single conference game last season. But the Orange’s opponent this weekend has yet to ever play a conference game.This week will be the first home game for women’s ice hockey in the history of the Penn State program. For SU, it presents an opportunity to correct a College Hockey America record that cannot be called anything but a disappointment.“This is huge,” sophomore center Allie LaCombe said. “This is like the first opportunity to show our division that we’re not just going to be another fourth-ranked team. We can show them that we’re a lot better this year, and we’re going to lead the CHA and hopefully come out on top.”While these games, as their first division games of the season, are important for Syracuse, this will be a big deal on Penn State’s campus as well. The Nittany Lions already have a sellout crowd for their first home game in Penn State history, and they also have a ceremonial puck drop planned. The first game is Saturday at 4 p.m., with the conclusion of the weekend road trip starting Sunday at 2 p.m.Head coach Paul Flanagan believes the pregame festivities may actually play in Syracuse’s favor.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s their very first women’s game on campus,” Flanagan said. “They talked to me already about a ceremonial puck drop and some of the other distractions really for their team.”Most of Penn State’s roster is made of young players and transfer students. To compensate for the relative inexperience, Penn State is expected to focus on running a pack-it-in defense. This involves the Nittany Lions clustering in front of the net more, a technique usually implemented by less experienced teams.Penn State’s game plan is the equivalent of a prevent defense in football.Flanagan expects Penn State to run that system and has his team preparing for it.“They play kind of a defensive system where they pack it in. It’s kind of a ploy that a team that is at a disadvantage a little bit in terms of having a young team,” Flanagan said. “We have to make sure we’re not pumping shots into their bodies and sticks aren’t in shooting lanes. We’ve got to make sure we get shots through and outnumber them or outmuscle them down low for rebounds.”The Orange heads into the game with its third-leading scorer from last season injured, center Shiann Darkangelo. While there is a possibility that she will be able to go this weekend, she will wear a cast, limiting what she can do on the ice.Senior captain Holly Carrie-Mattimoe said her team will need to step up on the offensive end this week without Darkangelo at full ability.Syracuse believes this team is much improved over last year’s squad, but the Orange has yet to pick up a win to show for it.With a new opponent this weekend, LaCombe said it will be huge to be mentally focused for these two games.“Honestly our team is way ahead of where we were last year,” LaCombe said. “We didn’t even end off this good. We are starting at a very good position, but now it’s just getting the mental part, getting ready to play with a long bus ride, and against a new team. Get the jitters out and just play.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgUSC women’s swimming and diving team held its winning streak against No. 5 California (153-147) on Friday but fell to an unstoppable No. 4 Stanford on Saturday (119–179).Looking on · The Women of Troy swimming and diving team saw two of the top ranked teams the deep Pac-10 has to offer this past weekend. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports Information In the second match in as many days, the Women of Troy were in for a quick turnaround after Friday’s dual meet with Cal, but with the knowledge that Stanford would be a tougher competitor.“It’s a hard two-day meet especially after being so excited about beating Cal and then to come back the next day and face Stanford,” junior Presley Bard said during Saturday’s Stanford meet.Freshman distance star Hayley Anderson managed to edge the competition in the 1,000-yard freestyle in 9:45.72 but was unable to back it up in the 500-yard freestyle where she and Stanford junior Kelsey Ditto fought until the last stroke. Anderson took second in a 4:46.51, just .11 seconds behind Ditto.“Hayley may have lost the 500 but she showed a lot of growth as a freshman,” USC assistant coach Jeremy Kipp said.Sophomore Katinka Hozzsu came second in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:46.40 and was out-touched by Stanford junior Kate Dwelley (1:46.19).Junior Lyndsay DePaul snatched a new USC pool record in the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 52.72, edging Stanford’s senior Olympian Elaine Breeden.“DePaul’s 100 fly was definitely a highlight of [the Stanford] meet,” USC coach Dave Salo said.Bard claimed first in the 100-yard backstroke (53.71) and second in the 200-yard backstroke (1:58.64), despite improving upon her time by two seconds from the day before.Friday’s meet against Cal didn’t appear to start off well, with the Women of Troy being edged by Cal in the 200-yard medley relay, and Anderson coming second to Cal’s 2008 Olympian senior Lauren Boyle in the 1000-yard freestyle.Junior Presley Bard and DePaul, however, helped the team come back from the starting slump by winning five events between them. Bard won the                                          100-yard backstroke (53.68), the 100-yard freestyle (49.53) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:00.07).DePaul led a 1-2-4 in the         200-yard butterfly in a 1:55.62, with freshman Yumi So coming second (1:57.75) and sophomore Tanya Krisman taking fourth (1:58.40). In DePaul’s next event, the 100-yard butterfly, she scored first place and earned a new pool record in a time of 52.86.Hosszu also claimed a USC pool record in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:46.34. Hozzsu battled until the very end against Cal’s Olympic silver medalist sophomore Sara Isakovic, who touched a marginal .28 seconds behind Hosszu.Anderson came back hard in the 500-yard freestyle to redeem her loss earlier in the meet and won in a pool record time of 4:45.15, with Hosszu touching a breath behind her (4:45.20). The previous pool record (4:45.85) was held by USC Olympian Lindsay Benko and was set in 1998.Freshmen Ariel Rittenhouse won both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard for women’s diving team. The Trojans swept the 3-meter event, with sophomores Victoria Ishimatsu and Michela Fossati-Bellani taking second and third respectively.“Overall, the [Stanford] meet was disappointing, but we were good versus Cal,” Salo said. “We have a young squad who are still learning how to swim tough back-to-back meets against top competitors like Stanford and Cal.”last_img read more