Amy Schumer shares a pregnancy misery with Ayesha Curry and Kate Middleton

first_imgMaybe Amy Schumer can start a group text with Ayesha Curry and Kate Middleton to get advice on surviving hyperemesis gravidarum, a rare but debilitating pregnancy condition that’s often described as an extreme, 24/7 onslaught of morning sicknessThe 37-year-old comedian, pregnant with her first child, took to Instagram Thursday to reveal that she’s in the hospital because she’s suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, or HG.Schumer assured fans that she and her baby are fine but said she had to …last_img read more

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Rotator cuff problems

first_imgFeeling pain in your shoulder when you lift your arm over your head may mean you have a have a problem with your rotator cuff.So, what causes rotator cuff problems? The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that attach to the bones of your shoulder joint. The group allows your shoulder to move and keeps it stable. Pain in your rotator cuff area usually means you have rotator cuff tendinitis, or inflammation of these tendons and inflammation of the bursa, (smooth slippery sacs the tendons glide across); or a rotator cuff tear, when one the tendons is torn from overuse or injury.Rotator cuff tendinitis may be due to keeping your arm in the same position for long periods of time, such as doing computer work or hairstyling. Sleeping on the same arm each night can also cause this problem. You can also get tendinitis playing sports that require you to move your arm over your head repeatedly, such as in tennis, baseball (especially pitching), swimming, and weight-lifting.Rotator cuff tears may happen if you fall on your arm while it is stretched out, or after a sudden, jerking motion when trying to lift something heavy. Chronic tears occur slowly over time, particularly in people who have chronic tendinitis. At some point, the tendon wears down and starts to tear.If you have tendinitis, youll have pain when you lift your arm over your head, such as when you brush your hair and reach for objects on shelves. The pain may be mild at first, but over time you may have pain at rest or at night, especially when you lie on your shoulder.advertisementThe pain of a sudden rotator cuff tear can be intense. Your shoulder may be weak, and you may hear a snapping sound when you move your shoulder. Chronic symptoms include a gradual worsening of pain, weakness, stiffness or loss of motion. Most people with rotator cuff tears have worse pain at night and when they wake up.To treat your rotator cuff problem, your doctor will check your shoulder for tenderness and lift your arm to see in which position you have pain. X-rays may show a bone spur (a bony projection). If your doctor thinks you have a tear, you may have an ultrasound or MRI.Treatment for rotator cuff tendinitis involves resting your shoulder and avoiding the activities that cause you pain. You can also try applying ice packs 20 minutes at a time, 3 or 4 times a day. Medicines like ibuprofen may help reduce swelling and inflammation. Eventually, you should start physical therapy to learn to stretch and strengthen the muscles of your shoulder. Surgery can remove inflamed tissue and part of the bone that lies over the rotator cuff, which may help relieve the pressure on your tendons.Someone with a partial rotator cuff tear can try rest and exercise, if they dont normally put a lot of demand on their shoulder. But if theres a complete tear, or if the symptoms dont improve with therapy, you may need surgery to repair the tendon.But with rest or exercise, symptoms of most shoulder problems often improve or go away, though it may take months.Review Date:11/23/2011Reviewed By:Alan Greene, MD, Author and Practicing Pediatrician; also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more

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DavidsTea director Roland Walton resigns from board

first_imgMONTREAL – DavidsTea Inc. says Roland Walton has resigned as a director.Walton was elected to the company’s board of directors last month as part of a group of dissident nominees that replaced the existing board.He is a former president of Tim Hortons Canada.DavidsTea co-founder Herschel Segal led the shareholder revolt to replace the board at the company’s annual meeting in June.The fight also resulted in the resignation of chief executive Joel Silver and saw Segal become executive chairman and interim CEO.Segal has pledged that the chain of tea shops will become profitable within a year and focus on its Canadian roots.“We thank Roland Walton for his contribution, particularly in the period leading up to the recent annual meeting of shareholders, and wish him the very best,” Segal said in a statement.last_img read more

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Greater Toronto Area realtors can now publish home sales data on their

first_imgTORONTO – The Supreme Court of Canada’s refusal to hear an appeal from the country’s largest real estate board enables its member real estate agents to publish home sales data on their websites, setting a precedent that could usher in a new era of transparency for home buyers and sellers nationwide, industry experts said Thursday.Canada’s top court announced Thursday it has dismissed the application from the Toronto Real Estate Board, which represents more than 50,000 Ontario agents, ending a years-long battle.The fight centred around a 2011 application from the Competition Bureau, a federal watchdog designed to protect consumers by investigating business policies and mergers, challenging the Toronto Real Estate Board’s policy preventing the publication of such information on password-protected websites, arguing the policy restricts competition and digital innovation.TREB fought back claiming the publication of such data was a privacy and copyright concern, but the Competition Tribunal and later the Federal Court of Appeal sided with the bureau instead, so TREB took its battle to the Supreme Court.The top court’s refusal to hear the case is significant because it was likely TREB’s last chance to prevent the publication of the data. It is a sign of hope for realtors in regions across the country who want to open up data to their clients, real estate experts said.“A lot of these local real estate boards were waiting to see what happened with this decision,” said John Andrew, a real estate professor at Queen’s University.“That’s going to spread to others boards across Canada. They are no longer going to try to resist this kind of demand from their own members who would like to release this kind of information and other kinds.”He’s anticipating a flood of realtors will race to post data in 60 days when required under the Competition Tribunal’s order. That will allow buyers and sellers to more easily educate themselves on how to price homes and negotiate, keeping them from relying on agents to send them sales information.However, Andrew doesn’t think that giving the public an easier route to finding out what homes sold for will jeopardize the livelihood of realtors or significantly change the market.Christopher Alexander, the executive vice-president and regional director of RE/MAX Integra’s Ontario-Atlantic business, agreed.Both said they don’t believe the decision will be an industry killer based on their observations of the United States housing market, where real estate agents remained in demand even after a similar case enabled consumers to access enhanced information for the last 13 years.“Good, experienced realtors are a lot more valuable than having sold information,” said Alexander.Those currently seeking sold information predominantly turn to real estate agents and brokers, who have access to the Multiple Listing Service database, where sales data is compiled when deals close. Others rely on online property value services like Teranet or local land registry offices, which charge a fee for the public to access sales data.The TREB case largely dealt with allowing publication of the data through virtual office websites (VOWs), which are password-protected and are usually open to a realtor’s clients or people who subscribe to their website.Now that publication will be allowed through those sites, Andrew believes the market will see a push for realtors and other companies to be able to publish the data online without using VOWs.Interim Competition Bureau commissioner Matthew Boswell refused to speculate on whether the country will see a new fight to allow publication outside of VOWs, but said he knows real estate boards across the country were watching the case.“This is their opportunity to look at their policies and procedures and make sure they are in compliance with the Competition Act, that they are not abusing their dominant position in their respective markets as TREB was found to have done in this case,” he told The Canadian Press.Boswell said he considered the Supreme Court’s choice not to hear the case as “a decisive victory for competition, innovation and for consumers.”TREB chief executive officer John DiMichele said he “respects the decision” and noted that the board will be studying “the required next steps to ensure such information will be protected in compliance with the tribunal order,” which he noted will come into effect in 60 days if it is not modified.The Canadian Real Estate Association, which represents 125,000 realtors across the country, was also reviewing the order to determine its potential impacts.Neither immediately said whether they were looking for a way to change the order.Follow @Tara_Deschamps on Twitter.last_img read more

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Book fair to encourage reading among youth

first_imgTo inculcate and encourage book reading habit amongst Delhi populace, Boi Mela (Book Fair) and Literary Function is back for its eighteenth edition. The event will be held from April 17 – 21, 2019 at Grih Kalyan Kendra, Peshwa Marg, New Delhi premises, as a step to fulfill the goal of reaching out to wider section of public for advancement of reading habits, culture, art, scientific outlook and education amongst population of Delhi and its adjacent (NCR) area. Renowned literary personality Selina Hossain of Bangladesh has consented to inaugurate the Mela and Banga Sanskriti Utsav. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainDuring five days of festival, renowned literary personalities from across the country will participate in various literary discussions. Also, Sajib Chattopadhay will grace the valedictory function. Boi Mela will focus not only on selling books to the public, but also interactions with industry professionals. The fair is a great place to meet buyers from every corner of the country. It is one of the largest free literary events in Delhi, presenting an array of national literary stars and emerging authors. It is basically the second largest Boi Mela outside West Bengal. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardMore than seventy book stalls will be allotted to publishers and book sellers from Kolkata, Bangladesh, Tripura and Delhi NCR. It is expected that the fair will be attended by more than 30,000 book lovers. Renowned publishing houses such as Niyogi Books, Deys Publishing, Ananda Publishers, Pulotsya publishers, Patra Bharati, Gangchill, and others will be catering to the literary thirst of Bengalis away from home. Various activities including Meet the Author, Seminars, Debate, On-the-spot drawing competition, Recitation competition, Storytelling competition, Book reading competition, and much more will be organised. Besides, students from eight Bangla schools of Delhi and one from Madanpur Khadar, Delhi, run by Bengal Association will be participating. To make this fair more attractive, various cultural programmes will be organised in the evening.last_img read more

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Air India offers ‘hefty discounts’ on last-minute bookings

first_imgMumbai: In a huge respite to passengers reeling under the impact of exorbitant fares since the grounding of Jet Airways, national carrier Air India Friday said it will sell last-minutes tickets at a “hefty discount”. Earlier, an airline official had said that it would offer a flat 50 percent discount on last-minute bookings. Air India has decided to sell the very last minutes inventory within three hours of departure at a “hefty discount,” the airline said in a statement, without quantifying the discount. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThe decision was taken at a commercial review meeting of the airline at its headquarters on Friday, the airline statement added. Generally, customers are forced to shell out over 40 percent or more for the last-minute bookings over the average fares. However, in case of a demand-supply mismatch following the grounding of Jet Airways, the difference is much higher normally, an airline official said. Now the last-minute travelers, especially those travelling for urgencies, can book tickets at much cheaper level, the airline added. Tickets can be booked from its counters, on the website, on the mobile app, or through agents, the statement said.last_img read more

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Opinion Michigans resurgence a blessing for Ohio State college football

Then sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) carries the ball during a game against Michigan on Nov. 29 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-28. Credit: Lantern File PhotoSince the turn of the century, Michigan has been to five BCS Bowls. The Wolverines won two: a three-point victory in the Sugar Bowl over Virginia Tech in 2012 and a one-point victory over Alabama in the 2000 Orange Bowl. However, their Rose Bowl performances have been utter disappointments. Additionally, they have yet to participate in the Big Ten Championship Game.Since 1950, Michigan has captured one national championship; Ohio State has won seven.Since the turn of the century, Purdue’s four wins over OSU are more than Michigan’s three.Simply put, Michigan football has been marred in recent decades by coaching instability, poor quarterback play and an inability to win The Game.Having said this, the question as to the annual significance of the OSU-Michigan game must be raised. Seemingly, rivalries like the Auburn-Alabama, OSU-Michigan State, LSU-Alabama and Oregon-Stanford have overshadowed The Game due to recent dominance by the men in scarlet and gray. In fact, in most of our lifetimes, only one game between the two comes to mind as meaningful; a clash of the titans, per se. That one game, however, epitomizes the importance of The Game, as I can recall every little detail despite having been just a little 9-year-old Buckeye without a master’s degree in OSU fandom.The game of the centuryIt was a pleasant fall afternoon in Hudson, Ohio. Autumn leaves fell from high above as the sun departed from the clear blue sky. Inside our neighbor’s house, our family and friends reminisced over school systems, neighborhood drama and our crazy families. Meanwhile, two hours south down I-71, the same could not be stated. College GameDay set up shop on the OSU campus to promote the heavyweight title fight between the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the nation. When Lee Corso donned the Michigan helmet in front of thousands of Buckeyes, he was met with ruthless replies to the likes of, “Corso sucks!”Regardless, this game clearly had a special place in the rivalry’s history, as to this day it remains the only installment of The Game to ever kick off at 3:30 p.m. in ESPN/ABC’s primetime window. The town was buzzing. The hype was tremendous. Ohio Stadium was bursting with excitement. And the Big Ten was ready to put one of its two signature programs in the national championship game.Dubbed “The Game of the Century” as kickoff became imminent, conversation back in Hudson swayed to BCS projections, to quarterbacks Troy Smith vs. Chad Henne and to the duel between two coaching greats, Jim Tressel and Lloyd Carr. Finally, OSU won the coin toss, deferred to the second half, and Michigan prepared to receive the opening kickoff in what would go down as one of the greatest college football games not only in the OSU-Michigan rivalry, but of all time.After trading touchdowns on their opening possessions, both teams followed by exchanging punts. In the beginning of the second quarter, the Buckeyes took their first lead behind a Beanie Wells 52-yard touchdown run. Add on two Smith touchdown throws — one to Ted Ginn Jr. and the other to Anthony Gonzalez — offset by one Michigan touchdown, and OSU would take a two-touchdown lead into the second half.The ‘Shoe was hopping. The family room in which I watched the game was buzzing with excitement and anticipation. I realized that the Buckeyes were just two quarters of solid football from the national championship game.Unfortunately, no football game comes without adversity. OSU would learn that the hard way.In the blink of an eye, the Scarlet and Gray went three-and-out, conceded a touchdown and compounded the mistakes with a pivotal interception captured by Michigan defensive lineman Alan Branch.Great teams, however, overcome adversity and respond stronger.The Buckeyes proceeded to stymie the Michigan offense and held it to just a field goal, and they soon after responded with a touchdown of their own. All of a sudden it was a two-score game. All of a sudden the dream of two national championships in a four-year span was unfolding before my very eyes.After a couple of series of mistake-filled football, Michigan started the fourth quarter in the red zone, down 11. Running back Mike Hart scored two plays later, cutting the lead to just four. A Buckeye fumble followed, but Michigan could not capitalize.OSU would then not miss this opportunity to close the game out for good. An 11-play, 83-yard, season-defining drive ensued, punctuated by Brian Robiskie’s 13-yard touchdown grab.With just over five minutes remaining, it seemed as if OSU had its plane ticket to Glendale, Arizona, booked, but Michigan, once again, as great teams do, fought back.A clutch 11-play, 81-yard drive capped off by Tyler Ecker’s 16-yard touchdown reception and a two-point conversion brought the Wolverines to within three. An onside kick could reverse the course of college football history.But it wasn’t meant to be that day for the Maize and Blue. Ginn secured the onside kick, the victory and a date with Florida in the championship game.Pandemonium infiltrated the exit stairways of Ohio Stadium and followed students and alumni alike to the High Street bars and to drives up and down I-71 home. This was a classic OSU-Michigan game, magnificent in quality of play and implications. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same about many of the games played recently.A new eraEven with the advent of the College Football Playoff and the resurrection of the Wolverines, it is naive to expect every clash in the next decade to become a de facto qualifier for the Big Ten Championship Game, and thereby the playoff. It is way too early to elevate Jim Harbaugh vs. Urban Meyer to the status of Woody Hayes vs. Bo Schembechler and to associate any upcoming OSU-Michigan game with the great ones from the “10 year war.”However, with Michigan beginning to supplant itself as an annual contender, this rivalry that has seemingly lost a bit of its luster should and will revive its tension. And no college football fan can deny that an intriguing and relevant OSU-Michigan game is the greatest game on turf.I’m not asking for every Buckeye-Wolverine showdown to match the classic that was the 2006 clash; just every once in awhile it would be appreciated that the two of the most historic programs in college football provide a game that is worthy of the national spotlight it inevitably attracts.I’m not asking for every Buckeye-Wolverine clash to be a No. 1 vs. No. 2 clash of the titans. Sometimes, in fact, it adds to the rivalry when one team has the opportunity to undermine the rival’s playoff aspirations even amidst a disappointing season.But, thinking about the potential of the OSU-Michigan game turning into the must-see game every year is tantalizing. What if someday, the Buckeyes and Wolverines somehow met for the national championship? It’s definitely not impossible given the precedent the CFP committee has set on schedule strength, margin of victory and quality of loss.It would be tough to deny a one-loss OSU team that traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan, as the No. 2 team preparing to face undefeated and No. 1 Michigan. And this scenario is coming sooner rather than later, especially with the recruiting standards Meyer and Harbaugh are currently setting.Gone are the days of Michigan being worse than Purdue. Home are the days of Michigan being the archenemy it was destined to be. And I can’t wait. Nor can the world of college football. read more

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We need few changes Sarri

first_imgMaurizio Sarri needs one or two changes to have Chelsea playing in his own way, according to Goal.Sarri believes the team will be able to follow his footballing philosophy and style of play after a few changes have been made.The newly appointed Chelsea manager has revealed his excitement about the upcoming season and he can’t wait to go toe to toe with some of the best coaches in the game.Chelsea announced Sarri as manager on Saturday after former boss Antonio Conte was relieved of his duties on Friday.The 59-year-old has already signed Jorginho from former club Napoli as he looks to bolster his squad for the upcoming challenge.Chelsea are also believed to be closing in on the signing of Russian midfielder Aleksandr Golovin from CSKA Moscow.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I think we’re a good team, the problem is there are five to six good teams in the Premier League.” An excited Sarri told Chelsea TV.“With one or two adjustments, I think we’ll be able to play my kind of football.”Maurizio Sarri also spoke about current City boss Pep Guardiola who’s a keen admirer of the Italian gaffer.“Guardiola is a friend of mine, I’m grateful he has spoken of me in Night regard,” Sarri said.Sarri was also quick to praise new signing Jorginho who under his tutelage at Napoli became one of the very best passing midfielders in Europe.“He’s a very technical player, his mind is very quick as well,” said Sarri.last_img read more

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Rangers a different animal Former captain

first_imgFor Barry Ferguson, Steven Gerrard’s side are very good when at home and he hopes they can win while on the road soonRangers Football Club is currently sitting in the sixth position of the 2018-2019 Scottish Premier League standings with 14 points.The team has been able to win four times already, drawing twice and losing only two times.And while they have a good record at home, they haven’t been able to get an away victory.For former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson, the team is doing very good with his current manager.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“Rangers are a different animal under Steven Gerrard,” he told STV.“At home, the form has been excellent, it’s just the away form they to sort out.”“As soon as they get that first win, then they can start to mount a serious challenge. If they get the away form right, they can certainly challenge as it’s a different Rangers for me,” he added.“We have some quality players, it’s just finding a system that suits these guys, once he gets that we’ll do well.”“I was taken aback by there ambition, it shone through. It excites me, I miss coaching after being out of the game for 16 months. Hopefully, we’ll sort something out in the next 24-48 hours,” he concluded.last_img read more

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