Kyle Richards Dishes on ‘RHOBH’ Photo That Got Her in ‘Trouble’

first_imgNot all of the Bravo stars were invited, however, which ruffled Garcelle Beauvais’ feathers.“Then Garcelle was, like, well, we weren’t invited,” Richards said, noting “it doesn’t really work like that.”Kyle Richards Shares RHOBH Reunion Photo That Got Her TroubleKyle Richards. Broadimage/ShutterstockShe added: “I didn’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings. There’s never been a reunion ever where everyone went out together in the history of reunions.”- Advertisement – Drama, drama, drama! Kyle Richards has turned heads starring on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but it was one recent photo that caused some of her castmates to come at her negatively.During a game of Us Weekly’s “I Can Explain,” the reality star, 51, broke down some of her most iconic Instagram photos over the years — and explained why she got heat for posing alongside some of the RHOBH ladies after the season 10 reunion.- Advertisement – The American Woman producer also shared the story behind two of her goofiest photos with some of her fellow Bravo stars — both of which were taken at Andy Cohen’s baby shower in January 2019.“This was at Andy Cohen’s baby shower when we’re leaving,” Richards said of a photo where she puckered up to kiss Real Housewives of Orange County alum Tamra Judge. “That was a really fun event. That’s never going to be topped.”During the same bash, Richards got up and danced on a table with Rinna, 57, and Cohen, 52, which she later posted online.“That is [us] dancing on a tabletop, of course, having the time of our lives,” she told Us. “That was at the baby shower having so much fun. I always think, ‘Gosh, if Andy has another baby we’re not going to be able to top the baby shower.’”Kyle Richards Shares RHOBH Reunion Photo That Got Her TroubleKyle Richards. The Halloween actress dished about a few other memorable photos from her Instagram feed, including a sexy bikini photo from her Mexican vacation in August and a sleepover snap with Kris Jenner and Faye Resnick.To see what she had to say about her famous friendships and fun family photos, check out the exclusive Us Weekly video above.Listen to Getting Real with the Housewives, your one-stop destination for Housewives news and exclusive interviews “That was right after the reunion,” Richards exclusively told Us, referencing a group shot she posted in July with Erika Jayne, Teddi Mellencamp, Dorit Kemsley and Lisa Rinna. “That picture got me in a lot of trouble, because normally after the reunion we all split off into groups.”Kyle Richards Shares RHOBH Reunion Photo That Got Her TroubleErika Jayne, Teddi Jo Mellencamp, Dorit Kemsley, Lisa Rinna, Kyle Richards Courtesy of Lisa Rinna/InstagramThe Little House on the Prairie alum explained that “inevitably there’s always someone not talking. So, we split off into groups, some go here, some go there,” which happened after the reunion wrapped.“So, after it ended — Dorit and I weren’t even talking before the reunion — so I texted some people, and was, like, ‘I fixed things with Dorit,’ whatever, I said, ‘Does anyone want to come over?’” she recalled. “Everyone was like, ‘Please I want to have a drink, a cocktail.’”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Thule Ski & Snowboard Car Rack features an adjustable clearance with large bindings » Gadget Flow

first_img– Advertisement – The Thule Ski & Snowboard Car Rack offers an adjustable clearance with included extension blocks to improve clearance, and it also provides safer driving to avoid any obstructions. It also keeps your skis and/or snowboards firmly in place to free up room inside of the vehicle. In fact, the One Key lock cylinder prevents any movement while you steer. Also, the ultra-soft rubber arms provide plenty of grip without scratching any surfaces. This Ski & Snowboard Car Rack can hold six pairs of skis or snowboards, making it great for family use. Furthermore, the rack is easy to use—́even when you’re wearing gloves. The simple open and close function is user-friendly and provides a quick solution to transporting your skis. And it doesn’t require any tools during installation.last_img read more

Sex-Abuse Claims Against Boy Scouts Now Surpass 81,000

first_imgTerry McKiernan, the president of BishopAccountability.org, a watchdog group that tracks abuse in the Catholic Church, said more than 9,000 victims had come forward over the years, although he believed that number represented only a small fraction of those who suffered abuse in the church.Frank Spinelli was 11 years old on Staten Island when he joined the Boy Scouts in 1978. He said his scoutmaster, a police officer named Bill Fox, began to groom him, taking him out for ice cream, pressing to have Mr. Spinelli sleep at his home and turning their conversations toward sex. It ultimately led to three years of sexual abuse, Mr. Spinelli said. But even in the organization’s early years, abuse files maintained at the Boy Scouts headquarters detailed troubles. In 1935, the organization described having files on hundreds of “degenerates” who had served as scout leaders, according to a New York Times article from the time.Lawyers, including Mr. Mones, later pressed to release some of those files in a case in Oregon, where a 2010 jury verdict held the Scouts liable for $18.5 million in punitive damages. The Oregon Supreme Court later ordered that the case records be made public.Although many of the abuse cases occurred in decades past, some states in recent years have passed laws giving older victims a chance to pursue accountability in the courts. That includes New York, which approved a one-year window that opened last year, prompting a stream of new lawsuits with defendants from organizations such as schools, the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts.- Advertisement – From an early age, young scouts learn about obedience and loyalty, reciting an oath to stay “morally straight.” The organization has said that some 130 million Americans have gone through its programs over the years, including the likes of John F. Kennedy, the astronaut Neil Armstrong, the Civil Rights icon Ernest Green and the film director Steven Spielberg.While the Boy Scouts count some 2.2 million current members, those numbers have been on the decline from a peak of around five million in the 1970s. In 2017, the organization expanded to allow girls to participate, although that effort has frayed relationships with the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Turkey confirms its first human cases of avian flu

first_imgJan 4, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Turkey today confirmed two human cases of avian influenza, contradicting earlier statements and marking the disease’s first attack on people outside East Asia, according to news reports this afternoon.A 14-year-old boy who died Jan 1 and a sister who is hospitalized in serious condition both tested positive for avian flu, according to news reports quoting Turkish Health Minister Recep Akdag. He said a third sibling also has a suspected case.Two days ago Turkish officials said the two young people and two other siblings had tested negative for avian flu. The children had helped raise poultry on a farm in eastern Turkey and had been in contact with sick birds, the Associated Press reported.Akdag did not say if the two patients tested positive for the H5N1 virus specifically. But Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of this Web site, said he was told the virus was confirmed as H5N1.”The lab in Turkey that ran the most recent tests is a very competent lab that’s been collaborating with WHO [the World Health Organization] in the past, and there’s no reason to doubt these results,” Osterholm told CIDRAP News.The WHO’s human avian flu case count, which at this writing did not show the Turkish cases, lists 142 cases with 74 deaths. They include cases in Vietnam, Thailand, China, Indonesia, and Cambodia.An Agence France-Presse (AFP) report today said nine people have been hospitalized with a fever and cough in the city of Van, where the 14-year-old died.The confirmed case-patients came from the town of Dobubeyazit, about 40 miles from Aralik, where Turkish authorities last week reported an H5 virus in chickens, the AP report said. Turkey’s first H5N1 outbreak in poultry was reported Oct 5 on a farm in Kiziksa, in the northeast, according to AFP.Commenting on the cases, Osterholm said, “This should not be considered unexpected. There were sick birds, and the family had contact with them.””This does not mean we’re closer to a pandemic; it means that the situation in Southeast Asia is moving,” he said. Bird populations and the “density” of the H5N1 virus in birds remain much greater in East Asia than elsewhere, and the risk of an emerging pandemic strain is still greatest there, he added.However, he said, “The fact that there’s more virus circulating in more birds around the world means there’s a greater likelihood of mutational change” that could lead to a pandemic strain.last_img read more

FDA cites problems at peanut butter plant; recall expanded

first_img FDA outbreak pagehttp://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/salmonellatyph.html#news Also today, FDA officials announced that PCA is expanding its recall to cover all products produced at the plant since Jan 1, 2007. It was unclear, however, what type of testing was initially done and what the chances were of the tests producing false-positive results. The earliest case mentioned in the FDA’s report was in June 2007. Screening tests take about a day, while confirmatory tests take from 3 to 5 days, Besser said. Storage of raw peanuts next to roasted peanuts; sometimes the raw and finished products were visually indistinguishable Also, FDA investigators found mold on the ceiling and walls of the finished product cooler, along with water stains running down from the cooler’s fans, located directly above where the finished products were stored. Also, finished products were stored beneath skylights and ceilings that showed evidence of rainwater leakage. The FDA released its full investigative report on the PCA plant, called form 483, today on its Web site. The report includes a list of observations that Rogers classified as deviations from Good Manufacturing Practices, some of which he said are violations of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. FDA officials observed several instances in which finished products were vulnerable to contamination, including: The identification of specific Salmonella serotypes should have told the company that there was a problem either with the testing or with the peanuts, he said. “The lack of clarity with regards to these tests really points to a lack of credible information for the entire investigation,” he said. “It’s hard to make decisions if the information is piecemeal or potentially incorrect.” John Besser, PhD, clinical laboratory manager at the Minnesota Department of Health, reviewed the FDA’s investigation report and told CIDRAP News that the company used screening tests in the instances where it detected an unidentified Salmonella serotype and used confirmatory testing methods in the three instances where it identified a serotype. Jan 28, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today released its inspection findings on the Georgia peanut butter plant that has been linked to a nationwide Salmonella outbreak, saying the company shipped products that had initially tested positive for Salmonella and citing various other questionable practices. Clarification needed on test methodsMichael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of CIDRAP News, said that despite dramatic headlines about the PCA releasing products that tested positive for Salmonella, more information is needed about methods the company used in its initial product testing. Cleaning deficit, storage errorsThe FDA report also said the company did not clean the peanut paste production line after Salmonella Typhimurium was found in the paste on Sep 26, 2008. The report said the company did not clean the line until the FDA began inspecting the plant on Jan 9. In a statement yesterday, the American Peanut Council expressed shock that PCA “knowingly released a product with potential salmonella contamination into the food supply, as released by the Food and Drug Administration.” Other developmentsSundlof, director of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, told reporters yesterday that though investigators have wrapped up their investigation at the plant, the FDA, along with state officials, has visited about 1,000 food manufacturers that used potentially contaminated peanut butter and peanut paste in their products and was still testing products and reviewing distribution records. He said he expects the list of recalled products to expand. Rogers also commented that it “is sometimes possible to get negative and positive results from the same product lot.” Tauxe noted that people with no Internet access can call the CDC hotline at 1-800-232-4636 for information on product recalls. “There is concern of potential Salmonella contamination, including Salmonella strains not associated with the current outbreak,” Dr. Stephen Sundlof of the FDA said at a late afternoon news briefing. But he said the agency has not yet seen any illnesses involving strains other than the outbreak strain, Salmonella Typhimiurium. He said there was not enough information to tell if there was a problem with the confirmatory tests or if the company had inadequate testing procedures. “No matter how you cut it, there was some type of negligence,” Besser said. Placement of pallets of finished product within 3 feet of a cooler floor where authorities isolated Salmonella Mdbandaka In other comments at today’s briefing, Sundlof said the FDA still sees no evidence of any contamination in national name-brand peanut butter. He said national brand manufacturers have assured the agency that they never bought any peanut products from PCA. The report said the facility lacked a ventilation system to prevent potential contamination from airflow from the areas that handled raw peanuts to the finished product areas. Also, some areas of the plant lacked segregation between raw and finished products. At today’s briefing, the FDA’s Rogers said the agency is aware of the labs used by PCA for its internal testing and has no information suggesting problems with the labs or their test results. However, he said that unless there are mitigating circumstances, the practice of releasing a product after first getting a positive test result and then a negative result is not common in the industry and “is certainly a deviation from current Good Manufacturing Practices.” Half of the cases have occurred in children younger than 16, Tauxe reported. He said 108 people have been hospitalized, and eight deaths may be associated with the outbreak, all of them in people older than 59. Michael Rogers, who directs the FDA’s field investigation division, told reporters at a press conference yesterday that FDA investigators found that the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) plant in Blakely, Ga., detected Salmonella in some of the products it made in 2007 and 2008, but later released them after testing by an outside firm found no contamination in the products. Other findings included product residue buildup on and near production equipment, dirt and grime on washroom equipment and walls, and evidence of roaches in a washroom adjacent to the production and packaging areas. At today’s briefing, Robert Tauxe, MD, MPH, deputy director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Foodborne, Bacterial, and Mycotic Diseases, said the case count in the outbreak remained at 501 in 43 states, plus one case in Canada. He said the outbreak appears to be ongoing, though the number of new cases has modestly decreased. Osterholm said there was no question that the FDA found Salmonella in the PCA plant. But he said detailed information about the initial tests the company used could help clarify what went wrong and that public health officials need to know if those tests produced true-positive Salmonella findings. That would help clarify whether the company released products it knew might be contaminated, he said. The report says the FDA identified 12 instances in which peanut products tested positive for Salmonella on internal testing between June 2007 and September 2008, but the company then released the products after further testing was negative. Initial testing found Salmonella Typhimurium once, Salmonella Anatum twice, and unspecified strains nine times. “The findings of the FDA report can only be seen as a clear and unconscionable action of one irresponsible manufacturer, which stands alone in an industry that strives to follow the most stringent food safety standards,” said Patrick Archer, president of the trade association. Although the firm recognized that the roasting step was the key to eliminating contamination in raw peanuts, it didn’t verify that the temperature, volume, and belt speed of its roaster were adequate to kill pathogenic bacteria, the report said, adding that temperature documentation was incomplete for several time periods. FDA officials told CIDRAP News that an independent private laboratory conducted PCA’s initial testing, but that the FDA didn’t have any information on the testing methods used. Storage of finished products within 15 feet of a floor crack where investigators isolated Salmonella Senftenberg See also: Given the expanded PCA recall, the FDA expects that food companies will check their supply chains to determine if they have products on the market containing ingredients covered by the expanded recall, Sundlof said. He advised consumers to check the FDA’s Web site to see which products have been recalled and said if they are unsure whether a peanut-containing product is potentially contaminated, they should avoid eating it or feeding it to pets. American Peanut Council statementhttp://admin.peanutsusa.com/documents/Document_Library/FDA%20Report%20Reaction%20-%201%2027%2009%20FINAL.pdflast_img read more

Completed the first Green Eye festival – a festival dedicated to ecology and sustainable development

first_imgPublic institution “Krka National Park” in Šibenik with a new festival raised the issue of ecology, from next year they plan to open the same issue at the sites of the national parkThis weekend, as part of Krka’s cultural summer, Šibenik hosted Green Eye festival which was held under the slogan Nature is Watching You – Nature is Watching You. Festival Green Eye it is dedicated to the topics of environmental protection and preservation of nature, ie flora and fauna. In addition to outdoor screenings, due to bad weather conditions, part of the screenings was transferred to the Museum of the City of Šibenik. “The main goal in deciding to launch the Green Eye Film Festival was to raise our awareness of the environmental challenges facing our civilization, namely global warming, environmental pollution and the extinction of endangered species. We wanted to emphasize primarily the importance of establishing a more balanced relationship between people and nature, the impact that nature has on our health and the role of the individual in its preservation. Therefore, we hope and believe that the festival will be held in the coming years, and that we will expand it to other locations within the Krka National Park.. ” pointed out Krešimir Šakić, director of the Public Institution “Krka National Park”.During the three-day festival, visitors were able to watch six long and three short films. The festival opened the film Thank you for the rain, and after the film, the audience was addressed by the composer of music for the film, Chris White, who did not hide his enthusiasm for the natural beauties of Croatia, which he visited for the first time. After the film Thank You for the Rain, visitors could also watch a film by Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood. Saturday night opened the filmSeed: The Untold story, and after him the film Racing Extinction. The final evening was marked by a Croatian-Canadian film Hedgehog’s Home according to the classic poem by Branko Ćopić and How to Let the World Alone and Love What the Climate Can’t Change / How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change about the impact of climate change on the world around us.Photo: Ivan BuvinićIn addition to feature films, the festival also presented short films Nature is Speaking as part of a provocative advertising campaign and invites people to start listening to nature. The campaign consists of several short films, of which the following were screened at the festival: Mother nature, Ocean / Ocean, Rainforest, in which the voices were lent by famous actors Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford and Kevin Spacey.”We need to look back sometimes and get out of the rut of fast life we ​​live, and dedicate time to the nature we leave to future generations. I am glad that there are people who have decided to start a festival like this and use film art to warn us of the mistakes we are making. I came here with my daughter Lola, because I think it is necessary to instill in children from the earliest stages an awareness of a responsible way of life towards nature.. ” pointed out director Bobo Jelčić.last_img read more

The bill enables new investments in health tourism

first_imgToday, the 60th session of the Government of the Republic of Croatia was held in Banski dvori, and the Bill on the Provision of Services in Tourism was sent to the Croatian Parliament.Minister Gari Cappelli said that the proposed law transposes the European Union Directive from 2015 on travel in package arrangements and related travel arrangements into the legal order of the Republic of Croatia. “During the work on the text of this legal proposal, we assessed that the existing law is restrictive for the development of the overall provision of services in tourism and strengthening the competitiveness of Croatian tourism.”, He emphasized. Speaking about the novelties proposed by the law, the Minister mentioned the reduction of administrative barriers to starting, but also continuing entrepreneurial activity and prescribing services that are considered tourist services of health tourism, adding that the possible circle of providers of tourist services in health tourism is expanding.Tourist services are additionally regulated in congress tourism, as well as the provision of car rental services without a driver and who can provide them and under what conditions. Services are also being regulated tourist diving and allows the church and religious communities to organize pilgrimages and other journeys in the function of promoting and manifesting the faith. The provision of services is regulated tourist guide citizens of another Contracting State to the Treaty on the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation on a temporary or occasional basis, as well as the abolition of seminars and professional examinations for heads of higher education institutions and only the passing of professional examinations for heads of affairs before the examination commission. It is also planned to reduce the amount of misdemeanor fines, and introduce more lenient treatment of tourist inspectors towards service providers who commit misdemeanors by applying the principle of opportunity, ie by prescribing the possibility to eliminate irregularities and deficiencies identified in inspections without punishment.Finally, Minister Cappelli said that for the implementation of this Act it is not necessary to provide additional funds in the state budget of the Republic of Croatia, nor in the budgets of local and regional self-government units.Minister of Justice Dražen Bošnjaković explained that the Proposal of the Law on Amendments to the Law on Obligations is closely related to the Law on Provision of Services in Tourism. The proposed law proposes to delete Articles 881 to 903 of the Law on Obligations which regulate the contract on travel organization, which transposed into Croatian legislation the (old) Directive on travel in package arrangements (from 13 June 1990) which was placed out of force with the new Directive on Travel in Package Arrangements and Related Travel Arrangements (of 25 November 2015), which will be transposed into Croatian legislation by the new Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism.The draft Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism is mostly focused on the work of travel agencies as well as on tourist guides. See the draft Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism in the attachment: Proposal of the Law on Provision of Services in Tourism Related news:MINISTER OF TOURISM CAPPELLI: WE EXPECT EUR 350 MILLION INVESTMENT IN HEALTH TOURISM NEXT YEARlast_img read more

International Congress of Historic Cities – Promotion and Development of New Products in Historic Cities

first_imgGiven the archeological site of Salona and its importance in ancient history, Solin is certainly a great place to host such an event. Find out more about the ICPG Congress HERE The Congress brings together lecturers from the tourism and archeological profession from Romania (Alba Iulia City Administration), Austria (Vienna City Administration), Prague Tourist Board, Ministry of Tourism, Zagreb Archaeological Museum, Korčula Tourist Board, Hrvatsko Zagorje Museum, Apoxyomenos Museum, Institute for reconstruction of Dubrovnik, the Tourist Board of the city of Sinj, representatives of the Split-Dalmatia County and the city of Split. In addition to lectures, the program includes a panel discussion on ‘Entrepreneurship in Culture and Tourism’, which will be addressed by prominent individuals from the public and private sectors. The 26th International Congress of Historic Towns (MKPG) will be held in Solin from March 29 to 2019, 5, organized by the Tourist Board of the City of Solin, the Hotel President Solin and the City of Solin.  The International Congress of Historic Cities is held under the motto “Meet, share & build” which aims to encourage meetings (“Meet” concept) of leaders in tourism and archeology of historic cities, exchange of experiences in promoting them in the domestic and international tourism market (” Share) concept) as well as the development of new tourism products and arrangements through the joint engagement of leading people in the destination’s tourism (“Build” concept). center_img The theme of the congress is the protection and interpretation of historical attractions and sites in historic cities throughout Croatia through “benchmarking” with cities from abroad. The historical periods to be presented include the period of prehistory to the Middle Ages. The aim is to present the historical cities of Croatia and abroad from different historical periods with an emphasis on destination management, ie creative and interpretive presentation of historical sites. last_img read more