Ashley Graham is able to embrace her stretch marks and “new mum bod” now, but during pregnancy, her changing body took some getting used to. “Then, to get stretch marks on my stomach, that to me was like, ‘Oh my gosh. This is something that has changed my life forever, and I’m going to celebrate my new body.’”Graham recently revealed her stretch marks in a powerful campaign for her Swimsuits For All swimwear line. She told People magazine that she asked editors not to remove her stretch marks from the images. In an episode of her digital series, “Fearless With Ashley Graham,” she spoke about posting a nude photo of herself just after announcing her pregnancy and feeling “terrible.”
August 06, 2020 07:52 UTC
INDRANIL MUKHERJEE via Getty Images Commuters make their way through a flooded road in Mumbai on August 4, 2020. However, some areas in south Mumbai, which witnessed a record rain on Wednesday, were still water-logged, they said. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in the city and suburbs and intense showers in some parts of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region in next 24 hours. The Colaba observatory in south Mumbai recorded 330 mm rainfall in the 24-hour period ending at 5.30 am on Thursday while the Santacruz weather station in western suburbs recorded 146 mm during the period, IMD Mumbai centre’s deputy director general KS Hosalikar said, according to PTI. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) tweeted that moderate to heavy rainfall is expected in the city and suburbs with high tide at 1.51 pm.
August 06, 2020 06:33 UTC
US President Donald Trump has made the economy the centrepiece of his reelection campaign ― but former Vice President Joe Biden says that record is nothing to brag about. The markets crashed in March at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. And while they’ve since recovered, millions remain without work and the GDP plunged by a historic 32.9 percent for the second quarter, the worst such number on record. Biden tweeted a new video saying the Trump administration’s poor response to the pandemic is responsible for the deflated economy. And he took a dig at the president’s personal history with money in the process:
August 06, 2020 05:37 UTC
Eatherly, then an outgoing 26-year-old Texan, piloted the advance weather plane tasked with assessing target visibility over Hiroshima, giving the go ahead to drop the bomb that day. For Anders, the U.S. service members tasked with dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the prime example of people caught in the Promethean gap. If one of them were to decline the assignment, someone else would have stepped up to fill his shoes. Col. Paul Tibbets Jr., who commanded the Army Air Forces unit tasked with delivering the atomic bombs and piloted the plane that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima, defended his actions until his dying days. “I made up my mind then that the morality of dropping that bomb was not my business,” he told an interviewer in 1989.
August 06, 2020 03:56 UTC
(CNN) The White House coronavirus task force is warning states about an uptick in coronavirus test positivity rates in a number of new cities this week. Task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said there are encouraging signs across the South, a region hit hard by a surging pandemic in recent weeks, but she outlined new areas of concern in a private phone call with state and local officials Wednesday, according to a recording of the call obtained by the journalism non-profit Center for Public Integrity"We are concerned that both Baltimore and Atlanta remain at a very high level," Birx said on the call. "Kansas City, Portland, Omaha, of course what we talked about in the Central Valley (in California)." "We are seeing a slow uptick in test positivity in cases in places like Chicago, Boston and Detroit and DC," she said, adding that the virus has entered a new phase. "This outbreak is different from the March, April outbreak in that it's in both rural and urban areas," Birx said.
August 06, 2020 02:37 UTC
New coronavirus cases in Spain have steadily increased since the country eased lockdown measures on June 21, but the country is now seeing daily coronavirus figures similar to April, when the country starting flattening the curve. Spain reported over 5,700 new cases Tuesday and more than 8,500 cases Monday, according to John Hopkins University data. A reported 60 percent of the country’s new cases have come out of Madrid and Aragon, a region located in the north east. SPAIN'S CORONAVIRUS INFECTION RATE HAS TRIPLED IN LAST THREE WEEKS, OFFICIALS SAYSpain was largely able to staunch the spread of the virus between the months of May and June, but by early July, new daily coronavirus cases were increasing, contributing to the country’s nearly 306,000 confirmed cases and 28,500 dead. Spanish authorities have not yet issued any lasting lockdown measures as originally instated earlier this year, but continue to watch the daily data.
August 06, 2020 02:15 UTC
A coalition of leading public health experts urged the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday night to conduct full safety and efficacy reviews of potential coronavirus vaccines before making the products widely available to the public. In a letter signed by nearly 400 experts in infectious diseases, vaccines and other medical specialties, the group called on Dr. Stephen Hahn, the F.D.A. commissioner, to be forthcoming about the agency’s deliberations over whether to approve any new vaccine, in order to gain the public’s trust. “We must be able to explain to the public what we know and what we don’t know about these vaccines,” noted the letter, which was organized by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest. “For that to happen, we must be able to witness a transparent and rigorous F.D.A.
August 06, 2020 01:41 UTC
Facebook and Twitter are both taking action after a video shared by President Trump they say contains misinformation about the coronavirus. In the removed video, the president told Fox & Friends that schools should remain open. “If you look at children, children are almost — and I would almost say definitely — but almost immune from this disease.”He added that children have "much stronger immune systems" and "just don't have a problem." A Twitter spokesperson told Fox News the tweet is "in violation of the Twitter rules on COVID-19 misinformation" and that the Trump campaign will "be required to remove the Tweet before they can Tweet again." Trump campaign spokesperson Courtney Parella told Fox News that President Trump was "stating a fact that children are less susceptible to the coronavirus."
August 06, 2020 01:14 UTC
(CNN) New York prosecutors subpoenaed President Donald Trump's primary lender as part of the Manhattan district attorney's criminal investigation into the President's business practices, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Four people familiar with the inquiry told the newspaper that Deutsche Bank was subpoenaed last year for financial records that Trump and the Trump Organization provided the bank. The bank complied with the subpoena and provided the Manhattan district attorney's office with financial statements, records and other materials, two of the people familiar told The Times. Both Deutsche Bank and the Manhattan DA's office declined to comment Wednesday. News of the subpoena comes after prosecutors on Monday signaled that their investigation extends beyond hush-money payments and asked a federal judge to dismiss Trump's lawsuit challenging a subpoena for his financial records.
August 06, 2020 01:07 UTC
(CNN) Keith and Gwendolyn Robinson, of California, were just like Noah and Allie from the famous Nicholas Sparks romance novel-turned-movie "The Notebook," according to their son. The only difference is they didn't pass away in the same while bed holding hands, Delon Adams told CNN, referring to the last few minutes of the 2004 romantic drama. The Robinsons, who were married 35 years, died 11 days apart after battling coronavirus. The couple, of Vallejo, California, were best friends who met in high school, Adams said. They were avid Bay Area sports fans, were near and dear to their community and loved to kiss.
August 06, 2020 00:45 UTC
Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. on Wednesday removed a video posted by President Trump in which he said children are “almost immune from this disease,” a claim that the companies said ran afoul their rules against harmful misinformation about Covid-19. The video clip—a portion of an interview aired on Fox News—attracted roughly 450,000 views on Facebook before it was taken down, according to CrowdTangle, a Facebook-owned analytics company. It also drew thousands of comments and was reshared nearly 2,000 times.
Source:Wall Street Journal
August 06, 2020 00:45 UTC
Congressional Republicans should apologize to former President Barack Obama "for complaining that he was spending and borrowing too much," Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told "Your World" Wednesday. That's actually the opposite of the truth," Paul told host Neil Cavuto. Paul warned that the amount of spending involved in such legislation could have negative consequences for Republicans in November. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPTurning to the issue of unemployment benefits, Paul told Cavuto his GOP colleagues were "once again making President Obama look conservative." "Even President Obama didn't do that."
August 06, 2020 00:33 UTC
The plantation where Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively got married has issued a statement now that the famous couple has voiced regret about tying the knot in a venue where slavery took place. Their selected venue – the more than 330-year-old Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens in Mt. Nine cabins and other antebellum relics are displayed, which is a fact that some critics have a problem with considering Boone Hall hosts special events and weddings. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAnd now Reynolds, 43 and Lively, 32, have reportedly reflected on that criticism. "It's impossible to reconcile.”The couple originally got married at Boone Hall in 2012 but privately remarried a few years later in their home, he told the outlet.
August 06, 2020 00:22 UTC
More than 80% of Black Americans favor a police presence in their area equal to current levels or more, according to the findings of a Gallup poll released Wednesday. The finding is similar to U.S. adults at 67% and White Americans, of which 71% preferred authorities spend the same amount of time in their area. Despite the findings that Black Americans are comfortable with the overall police presence where they live, their perceptions of how they are treated during police interactions differed. "This could either stem from Black Americans' own negative experiences with the police or from their familiarity with people who have had negative encounters with law enforcement," the poll said. "It's not so much the volume of interactions Black Americans have with the police that troubles them or differentiates them from other racial groups, but rather the quality of those interactions."
August 06, 2020 00:22 UTC
They lapsed last week with no ready replacement, and a small-business program considered crucial to preventing a total economic collapse is set to expire on Friday, leading Democrats to accuse Mr. McConnell of acting irresponsibly. “He’s not even sitting in the room,” Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the minority leader, said on Tuesday, suggesting that Mr. McConnell was unaware of the substance of the talks. Ms. Pelosi has taken to referring to Mr. McConnell as Moscow Mitch, a name she knows he doesn’t appreciate, and in an appearance Wednesday on MSNBC ridiculed him for failing to deliver a Republican majority for his own proposal. “As you have seen from the majority leader, Mr. McConnell, they don’t have the votes,” she said. Their demises could cost Republicans their Senate majority and Mr. McConnell his position.
August 06, 2020 00:17 UTC