Stars Who Fell in Love With Non-Famous People: Pics

first_imgHollywood is full of power couples such as Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, but there are also plenty of stars who have found love outside the spotlight.In fact, some of Tinseltown’s longest-standing twosomes are those who either met ahead of their life-changing fame, such as Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman, who met in college, or childhood sweethearts Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley.- Advertisement – As for writer McNearney, she explained to Glamour in February 2014 of her now-husband, “All the writers would socialize after the show, and we would just hang out more and more.”Jennifer Garner, for one, who finalized her divorce from famous ex Ben Affleck in November, is thrilled to be with a man who’s not in her field. “[Jennifer] loves that [boyfriend John Miller is] not in the entertainment industry and is just a simple guy,” an insider shared with Us Weekly in March.Scroll through to find out which other stars have found love with regular people.- Advertisement – “I didn’t meet my husband and think, I’ve met the man I’m going to marry,” Banks told Allure of her spouse in May 2015. “I was like, He’s cute. I’ll f—k him, because I’m 18 and in college.”Others, including Christina Aguilera and Matthew Rutler, Julia Stiles and Preston J. Cook, and Jimmy Kimmel and wife Molly McNearney, met on the job — Rutler was as a production assistant on the set of the Grammy winner’s 2010 film Burlesque, while Cook was a camera assistant for Stiles’ 2015 flick Go With Me.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

How A ‘Terrifying’ Coronavirus Surge Will Land in Biden’s Lap

first_imgTreatment has vastly improved since the height of the spring outbreak, when more than 2,200 people were dying per day. Even so, deaths, which tend to lag a few weeks behind new infections, are now trending upward. The country has averaged about 900 deaths a day over the last week, compared with about 700 a month ago.Mr. Biden is in line to inherit one of the most serious and complicated national crises that any incoming president in more than half a century has faced.While other presidents have entered office during an economic slowdown, including President Obama and Mr. Biden as vice president in 2009, not since Harry Truman in the final months of World War II has a new president faced a situation as “complex and multiheaded” as the pandemic, said Bruce J. Schulman, a political historian at Boston University.- Advertisement – Though the country is conducting far more tests now than it was in the spring, the soaring case numbers now reflect accelerating spread of the virus, not simply wider testing.Hospitalizations, which give a clear picture of how many people are seriously ill with the virus at any given time, grew by 63 percent over the past month, according to data collected by the Covid Tracking Project. More than 55,000 people are now hospitalized with the virus, approaching earlier peaks of more than 59,000 in April and July.- Advertisement – Mr. Biden has said controlling the pandemic is the necessary first step to bringing back jobs, and has said that on his first day in office, he would move rapidly to appoint a “national supply chain commander” and establish a “pandemic testing board,” similar to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s wartime production panel.On Sunday, Mr. Biden’s campaign released a first glimpse of his plan for the pandemic, including a commitment to “listen to science.” Public health experts offered initial praise for his coronavirus task force, which is expected to include Dr. Vivek Murthy, a former surgeon general; Dr. David Kessler, a former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration; and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, a Yale University professor.center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

‘Health catastrophe’: Argentine provinces strain as coronavirus cases top 500,000

first_imgArgentina initially controlled the spread of the virus with a tough quarantine beginning in the middle of March. But as economic pressures grew, restrictions were eased and infections soared, taking the country into the global top 10 for cases.Health Ministry data show that over the past month, the number of confirmed infections daily is almost half that of the number of tests carried out, one of the highest “positive” rates in the world along with Mexico and Bolivia.For months, over 90% of cases were concentrated in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area – home to almost a third of Argentina’s population – while the provinces were mainly spared.That changed abruptly in recent weeks. The provinces now account for almost a third of cases, with Córdoba, Santa Fe, Jujuy and Mendoza the most affected. Sergio Barrera Ruiz, a 52-year-old pediatrician from Jujuy in the north of Argentina, sees a local health crisis looming as the coronavirus pandemic ripples out from Buenos Aires, the capital, and grips the country’s less well-equipped provinces.Jujuy, a region of some 770,000 people, like other parts of the country has seen cases spike in recent weeks as nationwide deaths have topped 10,000. Total cases rose past 500,000 on Tuesday, with almost one in two tests now coming back positive.”Jujuy is in a health catastrophe, there aren’t enough intensive therapy beds, doctors are getting sick and patients are dying,” said Barrera Ruiz, who himself was infected with COVID-19 at work, where he said there were not enough medical personnel and an endless line of patients. Terrible increaseExperts link the increase in cases to the easing of a nationwide lockdown amid rising economic and political pressure on center-left President Alberto Fernandez. Argentina’s quarantine has been in place for almost 170 days in various forms.Around a dozen provinces have had to re-tighten restrictions in recent days due to the increase in infections. In some districts, health systems have collapsed, with neither the resources nor the personnel to support them.”Two weeks ago we were practically without cases but when the quarantine was relaxed, the cases increased terribly. We are already at a limit of beds and resources,” said Raúl Caraballo, a doctor in Santa Fe.The current rolling seven-day average number of cases in Argentina is around 10,000 daily, with about 200 daily deaths. There were a record 12,027 new confirmed cases on Tuesday.”People relaxed a lot and contagions increased in Chaco,” said Adriana Perroni, an intensive care specialist in that northeastern province. “Here we are seeing a lot of deaths of younger people, especially in the healthcare field.”Rosa Reina, president of the Argentine Society of Intensive Care, told Reuters that the rise in cases had been very abrupt, with provinces going from few cases to having intensive care beds at over 80% capacity and an oversaturated workforce.”If we do not prevent more hospitals admissions, it is very possible that we will very quickly become overwhelmed.”Topics :last_img read more

Treetop retreat going to auction this weekend

first_imgThe living area at 26 Vakuta St, Fig Tree PocketThe house is on a 1494sq m block and has expansive indoor and outdoor living spaces, a resort style pool and bar with wine cellar and cinema room with a secret entrance hidden by a bookcase. The master bedroom has a marble ensuite, walk-in robe and private balcony and there is a fully self-contained apartment with two bedrooms, kitchen, balcony and laundry. In Robertson, another grand home is also going under the hammer on Saturday.The auction of the six-bedroom property at 45 Parnassus St is scheduled for 4pm on May 27. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago The home at 62 Vale St, Kelvin Grove.Marketing agent Janine McDonald of Ray White Alderley said the four-bedroom home at 62 Vale St had been renovated but still retained its original style. On the ground floor of the home there is a timber panel entrance hall, a combined lounge and dining room and a modern kitchen with big windows looking out to the back courtyard and garden. The home at 26 Vakuta St, Fig Tree PocketPlace Paddington marketing agent, Simon Wheelans said the home was a “luxurious treetop retreat” with impeccable finishes, high quality craftsmanship, floor to ceiling windows and big, open spaces. “(Buyers) absolutely love it,” Mr Wheelans said. “It has great views and looks out to a rainforest that can never be built out.“It’s a huge home and has beautiful timber features throughout including spotted gum tree trunks that were on the block (when the property was being built in 2004).” The living area at 45 Parnassus St, Robertson.Marketing agent Tom Zhang of Yong Real Estate Sunnybank Hills said the owners of the modern residence were relocating.Spread across two levels, the house has high ceilings, multiple living areas and luxurious extras including a cinema room, gym and an outdoor kitchen.On the ground level there is an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with high ceilings, modern lighting and sliding doors that open to outdoor spaces. The master bedroom has a massive walk-in robe with built in cabinetry, an ensuite with spa, and patio access. The kitchen at 45 Parnassus St, Robertson.Outside there is an entertaining area with built-in barbecue, range hood, cabinetry and sink and a second garage has been converted into a gym. In Kelvin Grove a home designed by its original architect owner in the 1960s is going under the hammer at 4pm on Saturday. A Fig Tree Pocket property with grand proportions and feature spotted gum tree trunks is one of 153 Brisbane homes going under the hammer this week. According to CoreLogic, auctions numbers are steady in the river city this week while the clearance rate is down.Brisbane recorded 163 auctions last week, which was a solid increase of the 128 the previous week. Last week’s clearance rate of 46.3 per cent was down from the previous week’s clearance rate of 59.6 per cent.CoreLogic auction expert, Kevin Brogan said there was no question that the drop in clearance rate was significant. “We have had a couple of weeks in the second half of April where we had low clearance rates and then we saw a bit of a bounce back,” he said.“I don’t think this clearance rate drop is the start of a trend but what we need to do is keeping it under review.” In Fig Tree Pocket, the owners of 26 Vakuta St are hoping for a strong sale when the five-bedroom property goes to auction at 1pm on Saturday, May 27. FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here The entrance hall at 62 Vale St, Kelvin Grove.There is also a bedroom, bathroom and garage on this level. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms, sitting room, renovated main bathroom and a deck running the length of the home.The property is close to the Brisbane CBD, shops, schools and cafes. Follow Courtney Todd on Twitter @courtjtodd.last_img read more

All doors lead to the outdoors in this resort-style home

first_imgThe main living area is connected to the bedrooms via the verandaIt is a clever design feature that also gives the main bathroom direct access to the outdoor entertaining area. There is an openness to 8 Ninth Ave, Sandgate which allows you to play with how you lay out the main rooms. <<>> SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN SANDGATE THIS WEEK It’s the house that wraps around the pool area.“They’re in Bali now on a holiday,” Ms Brown said.“Mum and dad built the house and it’s the same design as my uncle and aunt’s house in Bali but smaller.” A hedge of bamboo provides the backdrop for authentic resort-style living.IT’S THE resort-style feel of this Sandgate home that Kayla Brown will miss most when her parents sell. The main bathroom is accessed from the second and third bedroom and the veranda.The house has two bedrooms with walk-in-wardrobes and ensuites while the two secondary bedrooms both have direct access to the main bathroom. “We don’t need airconditioning because it has the breezes and the ceiling fans,” she said.“Everything is open.”Paula and Rick Mulley bought the property seven years ago and removed the existing house to build their little piece of Bali.center_img More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoThe floorplan of 8 Ninth Avenue, Sandgate.The house is built around the pool in a u-shape with all rooms having direct access to the outdoor area and pool. The main bedroom with walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite.To get to the main living area of the house from the bedrooms, you need to use the covered outdoor entertaining area. Opening the bi-fold doors allows the living areas to be part of the outdoors.For Ms Brown, this means setting up the TV in the lounge in such a way that you can watch it while you float in the pool.“I’ve moved in and out of the house a bit, and when I’m here I feel like I’m on holidays, like it’s a resort. I get to choose my room,’’ she said. The pool is the centre ‘room’ for this house with all rooms having direct access. LET’S HELP KAYLA BROWN FIND 25 ACRES FOR HER HORSES. From the front this house is grounded in simplicity with clean lines.While her parents sell the house to travel, Ms Brown is moving to Griffin but her dream is to live on acreage with her three horses, Rex, Lexi and Reeds.“If I could move this house to 25 acres of land, I would. I love the style of it.”last_img read more

Poor losing out on pokie cash

first_imgNZ Herald 11 August 2014Money tipped into pokie machines in the poorest parts of Auckland doesn’t come back to those communities in gaming grants, new data shows.In contrast, the wealthiest areas gamble far less but take a disproportionate amount of money out of other areas. This has been greeted as proof of a long-stated but never-proven claim about pokies – that the poor get poorer but the rich get richer.The Auckland Council research is behind a challenge to government plans to ringfence 80 per cent of pokie grant distribution inside large regional areas. Instead, it wants a special system for distributing pokie grants inside Auckland which will allow the poorest areas to benefit from money gambled locally.The research shows the biggest pokie players in Auckland are in the Otara-Papatoetoe area, putting $274 per person into gaming machines.The area also rates among the highest in the region on the NZ Deprivation Index. Residents in Orakei, Auckland’s least deprived area, spend $49 each. read more

Suspects in Miag-ao man’s slay nabbed

first_imgBose said the suspects admitted killing20-year-old Kevin Christian Soriano, a resident of Barangay Guibongan, Miag-ao. Bose. Miag-ao police chief Captain JosevitoBose identified them as brothers Rene Boy and Renesto Suspeno both of BarangayDalihi, Miag-ao and a 16-year-old minor of Barangay Fundacion, Miag-ao. Soriano’s body was discovered under theTumagbok Bridge in Barangay Baybay Norte around 6:50 a.m. on Feb. 25. Thevictim had injury on his forehead and multiple stab wounds on the body,according to Detained in the lockup cell of themunicipal police station, the three suspects said they killed the victimbecause of misunderstanding. Murder suspects (from right) Renesto and Rene Boy Suspeno and a 16-year-old minor are being escorted to the lockup facility of municipal police station of Miag-ao, Iloilo on Feb. 25. IAN PAUL CORDEROcenter_img The suspects and the victim are workingin Miag-ao public market, said Bose. Prior to the incident, Bose said thethree suspects and the victim were seen having a drinking session at a nipa hut around 11 p.m. on Feb. 24. Thefollowing day, Soriano was found dead. ILOILO City – Police arrested threesuspects in the killing of a 21-year-old man in Barangay Baybay Norte, Miag-ao,Iloilo. “It’s a simple misunderstanding becausethey were all drunk. Walang malalim namotibo para dahilan na patayin nila ang biktima, but I considered this caseclosed because all the suspects were arrested and they admitted the crime,”Bose said./PNlast_img read more

Bulldog Wrestling Results At Rushville 5-Way

first_imgThe Batesville High School wrestling team traveled to Rushville to participate in the annual Rushville 5-way. Teams participating in the event were: Rushville, Centerville, Connersville, Greensburg, and Batesville.The Bulldogs ended the day with one win and four losses. Team scores were: Connersville 60 Batesville 24, Centerville 60 Batesville 24, Batesville 41 Rushville 36, and Greensburg 58 Batesville 3.Individual results:  Michael Deal 3-1; Jon Kurtz 3-1; Mitchell Thomas 3-1; John Moody 2-2; Chris Schene 2-2; Miguel Ramirez 1-3; Abram Garcia 1-3; and Jackson Wooldridge 0-4.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal.last_img read more

Permaul, Motie combine to rout Jamaica Scorpions for 208

first_imgLEFT-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul claimed his 19th five-wicket haul in first classLeft-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul … claimed his 19th five-wicket haul in first class cricket and 300 wickets in the regional championship.Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul … claimed his 19th five-wicket haul in first class cricket and 300 wickets in the regional and became the fifth bowler to take 300 wickets in the modern version of the Regional Four-Day Championship, to put Guyana Jaguars in control of their opening round game against Jamaica Scorpions at the Providence Stadium yesterday..Defending their first innings total of 298, Jaguars bundled out Scorpions for an inadequate 208 in reply, with Permaul finishing with five for 60 and fellow left-arm spinner, Gudakesh Motie, picking up four for 61.Together, they combined to wreck the visitors innings which appeared in great shape at 113 for one.Opener John Campbell carried the fight for the visitors with 71 and Andre McCarthy got 36 but once Permaul and Motie got stuck in, wickets tumbled steadily with the last six collapsing for the addition of just 41 runs.In their second turn at the crease, Jaguars were 26 without loss – an overall lead of 116 heading into the third day.Earlier, captain and left-arm spinner Nikita Miller finished with four for 71 and seamer Derval Green, three for 72, as Jaguars managed to add only 19 runs after resuming on 279 for seven.Left-hander Campbell then gave Scorpions the ideal start, posting 73 for the first wicket with hometown boy Trevon Griffith (20) and another 40 for the second wicket with Devon Thomas (20).All told, the 23-year-old West Indies A batsman stroked ten fours in an entertaining 101-ball innings.The introduction of Permaul and Motie saw Scorpions lose three wickets for 26 runs to slide to 139 for four but even then, McCarthy and Chadwick Walton (14) looked to be rebuilding in a fifth wicket partnership of 28.But once Walton was lbw to Motie at 167 for five, the innings went into decline and never recovered.(CMC)JAGUARS 1st Innings(overnight 279 for seven)R Chandrika c wkp Walton b Miller 86S Hetmyer b Mindley 5*L Johnson b Green 19V Singh c (sub) King b Jacobs 16S Chanderpaul c Blackwood b Miller 91R Reifer lbw b Green 40+A Bramble b Miller 0V Permaul c wkp Walton b Green 10E Hooper run out 12G Motie not out 4K Joseph c Blackwood b Miller 0Extras (b5, lb3, nb7) 15TOTAL (all out, 103 overs) 298Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-111, 3-125, 4-165, 5-233, 6-234, 7-279, 8-287, 9-298, 10-298.Bowling: Dawes 10-1-37-0, Mindley 8-4-21-1, Miller 39-11-71-4, Green 21-1-72-3, Jacobs 18-5-69-1, Campbell 7-2-20-0.SCORPIONS 1st InningsJ Campbell b Permaul 71T Griffith b Joseph 20D Thomas st Bramble b Motie 20J Blackwood st Bramble b Motie 18A McCarthy c Chanderpaul b Permaul 36+C Walton lbw b Motie 14D Green b Permaul 5D Jacobs not out 8*N Miller lbw b Permaul 8J Dawes lbw b Permaul 2M Mindley c and b Motie 1Extras (b4, nb1) 5TOTAL (all out, 65.4 overs) 208Fall of wickets: 1-73, 2-113, 3-134, 4-139, 5-167, 6-178, 7-191, 8-203, 9-205, 10-208.Bowling: Joseph 9-3-26-1, Reifer 9-3-23-0, Hooper 9-4-29-0, Permaul 22-3-60-5, Motie 16.4-0-66-4.JAGUARS 2nd InningsR Chandrika not out 8S Hetmyer not out 18TOTAL (without loss, 11 overs) 26Bowling: Mindley 4-1-11-0, Dawes 4-0-6-0, Green 2-0-6-0, Miller 1-1-0-0.Position: Jaguars lead by 116 runs.last_img read more

Lakers’ Jeanie Buss, Phil Jackson end their engagement

first_imgIn recent seasons, Buss and Jackson sat together for parts of Knicks and Lakers games at Staples Center. However, a romantic relationship between top executives of two of the NBA’s most glamorous franchises was a source of much speculation in the NBA. Jackson was persistently linked to the Lakers as a possible replacement for Jim Buss and, potentially, General Manager Mitch Kupchak, if Jeanie Buss decided to make a change after several years of losing.While Jackson kept his home in Playa del Rey, he lived primarily on Manhattan’s West Side, not far from Madison Square Garden.“We miss a lot of things together, and it’s a sacrifice,” Buss told USA Today in June 2015. “But I think anybody who has been in a long-term relationship knows that if one person isn’t happy, then it’s hard for the relationship to be happy.On Tuesday, she was not in her regular Staples Center seat: second row, across from the Lakers bench. It was a position she took up when she and Jackson began dating.Jackson has been married twice before and has five children. Buss was married to former volleyball standout Steve Timmons from 1990-93. LOS ANGELES >> Phil Jackson and Lakers president and co-owner Jeanie Buss have ended their engagement after nearly two decades together, the couple announced Tuesday night on Twitter.Jackson coached the Lakers from 1999-2004 and 2005-11, guiding the franchise to five championships. Since 2014, he has been the president of the New York Knicks.In a joint statement, posted to Jackson’s Twitter account during the first quarter of the Lakers’ game against the Utah Jazz.“With mutual love and respect we have decided to end our engagement. With the nature of our professional obligations and the geographic distance between us, sustaining the relationship has been difficult. We have shared many wonderful moments through the years, and we expect to remain supportive of each other in the future.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Buss retweeted the statement and added, “Nothing but love and respect for this man.”The two began dating in 1999 and became engaged around Christmas in 2012. In the foreword to Buss’ 2010 memoir, “Laker Girl,” Jackson wrote that she and Buss first bonded while waiting for a delayed flight from Vancouver, B.C., following league meetings the summer before his first season with the Lakers. “Let’s just say that was the beginning of something special,” he wrote.Jackson, who coached the Chicago Bulls to six championships in the 1990s, was a candidate to replace Mike Brown in 2012 and return for a third stint coaching the Lakers, but was passed over in favor of Mike D’Antoni.In 2014, Jackson signed a signed a five-year, $60 million contract to take over the Knicks.last_img read more