The actor’s Avengers costar Mark Ruffalo also tweeted, “Bro, while [Donald] Trump is in office there is NOTHING you could possibly do to embarrass yourself. See… solving lining.”Chris Evans as Ransom Drysdale in ‘Knives Out.’ Claire Folger/Lionsgate/Kobal/ShutterstockTwo days later, the Massachusetts native addressed the incident, tweeting, “Now that I have your attention …. VOTE Nov 3rd!!!”The Captain America star later spoke out about the flub on The Tamron Hall Show. “Look, it was an interesting weekend full of lessons learned, a lot of teachable moments,” he said at the time. “Things happen. It’s embarrassing, but you’ve gotta roll with the punches. I will say, I have fantastic fans who came to my support. That was really nice.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! Breaking out an old favorite! Chris Evans wore his iconic Knives Out sweater while he cuddled Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman‘s puppy during a doggy play date.The Gifted star, 39, and his dog, Dodger, joined Raisman, 26, and her pup, Mylo, over the weekend. Evans shared a clip via his Instagram Story on Sunday, November 14, of himself holding Mylo while wearing the famous white sweater from the 2019 thriller. In the video, Raisman calls for Mylo as Evans holds him close.Chris Evans Courtesy of Chris Evans/Instagram- Advertisement – In September, Evans made headlines again when he posted and then quickly deleted a video from his Instagram Story of himself and some friends playing the game Heads Up! The recording featured a shot of his camera role, which apparently included a black-and-white photo of his penis.Evans received plenty of celebrity support with Jamie Lee Curtis tweeting, “My boy! Proud of him. Got MY attention!”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “Too bad his charm didn’t work on me,” the Avengers: Endgame star captioned the post.The sweater went viral in November 2019 after fans swooned over Evans wearing the fashion item while playing the character Ransom Drysdale. One month later, Evans even gifted his dog a miniature version of the sweater for Christmas and posted the photo via Twitter.“YOU SAID IM GONNA GIVE TWITTER EVERYTHING THEY WANT,” one user wrote while another posted, “Chris bless you for this picture.”- Advertisement –
Among the numerous panels this year, “Going green: How we can participate in saving the planet while at the same time adding value to our guests”, Where the director of sustainable business of BC Hospitality Group and a tireless advocate of sustainable solutions will Mireille Jakobsen with many years of experience in implementing CRS strategies in the hotel and MICE industry along with Robeta Kimpton, a member of the global hotel team at Schneider Electric, responsible for global hotel innovation, marketing and hotel strategies in an organization whose great passion is sustainability and energy management in the hospitality industry to discover all the challenges they have faced in their business. Besides them, Luc Gesvert, Vice President of Sales, Distribution, Revenue, Loyalty and Marketing Accor Group for Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS Countries will hold a presentation on “Guest experience, loyalty, personalization” where he will share his rich experience in the field of hospitality, but also indicate what challenges he faces in his work. Today’s travelers are looking for a different attitude towards them as customers, and although the hotel business seems to be changing a lot, some industries, such as retail, have gone far beyond knowing their customers. Gesvert will reveal his views on this and other topics in an interview, immediately after the presentation. Early bird sign up for Hotel Operations Weekend Festival they are still open and lasting until June 16th 2019, and participants with interesting panel discussions and workshops are expected this year as well team building and large party. More information at https://www.howfestival.com/ The only festival in Europe dedicated to hotel operations, Hotel Operations Weekend / HOW / Festival this year from 16 to 18 October bring together numerous international and regional experts from the hotel and related industries, and the first confirmed names coming to the festival are Mireille Jakobsen, Robert Kimpton i Luc Gesvert. The goal of this festival, which has positioned itself as the largest hotel conference in the region in the last two years, is to present international trends in hotel operations and examples of good practice, facilitate the implementation of new products, but also connect all visitors and industry experts.
Germany should focus the additional pension entitlements it is planning on the task of reducing old-age poverty risks, the OECD has recommended in its latest survey of the country’s economy. Funding for such spending should come from general tax revenue, it advised.In its 2014 economic survey of Germany, the OECD said the programme presented by the new government, which took office in December 2013, included measures to raise pension spending.It said: “These measures make earlier retirement more attractive and are not targeted at alleviating future poverty risks among the elderly.” The organisation noted that fiscal policy in Germany was expected to remain broadly neutral in 2014 and 2015.The coalition agreement foresaw new spending commitments of around 0.4% of GDP this year and an extra 0.2% next year, it said. Most of the higher spending planned would go on more generous pension entitlements to be enacted in 2014, it said.Higher pensions would be paid to women who gave birth before 1992, and works with long contribution records would be able to retire on a full pension two years before the legal retirement age, it said.But it warned these reforms did not address future old-age poverty risks.“Further pension spending pressures may arise if these poverty risks materialise and existing means-tested benefits for the elderly are considered insufficient,” it said.It said funding increased redistributive spending for the elderly from general tax revenue rather than from social security contributions that could be more employment and growth friendly.This method of funding would also meant the burden was shared more broadly and equitably among all tax payers, it added.
The U.S. Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) has formed the OMSA Wind Committee said to be dedicated to supporting the local offshore wind industry and the Jones Act.The OMSA Board of Directors unanimously adopted the resolution to create the committee and charged it with making recommendations on strategies and initiatives that increase U.S. maritime industry involvement in the offshore wind sector.The committee will work to ensure the laws and regulations governing offshore wind are beneficial to vessel operators and mariners that participate in the industry.Additionally, it is expected to assist in OMSA’s efforts to protect the Jones Act and ensure U.S. offshore wind infrastructure is constructed, serviced, and maintained in a Jones Act compliant manner.“As more OMSA members apply their expertise to the offshore wind market, it only makes sense for OMSA to formalize our involvement in this sector,” said OMSA President Aaron Smith.“The Jones Act was designed to foster, develop, and maintain a strong domestic merchant marine and shipbuilding industry. The law continues to accomplish that purpose and aid our national, homeland, and economic security. By ensuring the Jones Act is properly applied to the U.S. offshore wind industry, OMSA and the OMSA Wind Committee will help continue this important tradition.”
NZ Herald 21 Nov 2011The Medical Council has stopped an attempt to force anti-abortion doctors to refer patients to others who are prepared to assess them. High costs have forced the decision to withdraw from a Court of Appeal case to defend a draft guideline on abortion and conscience. The decision has earned the council a rebuke from pro-abortion lobbyists. A group of anti-abortion doctors took the council to the High Court last November. The Herald understands Finance Minister Bill English’s wife Mary is among the group. Justice Alan MacKenzie directed the council to reconsider the guideline, which he said would have exceeded doctors’ statutory obligations.He said doctors with a conscience objection to abortion could, when approached by a patient seeking one, either:* Inform the patient that she could go to another doctor or family planning clinic, or* Arrange a referral, if the doctor’s conscience permitted, to another doctor.This medical assessment is just the first step of obtaining an abortion.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10767558
The parliament of Mauritius on Friday approved the first woman as the country’s president. Ameenah Gurib Fakim, who is a biologist, took up the post after the former president Kailash Purryag, stepped down as the island’s figurehead last week. Leslie Mirungu with that report
JEFFERSON, S.D. (Sept. 21) – As the season ended at Raceway Park on Saturday night, Jim Thies was the big winner of the $1,000-to-win WinnaVegas South Dakota Fall Nationals.In the Professional Concrete IMCA Modified main event, 2013 track champion Thies got to the front in the early laps and held off Ricky Stephan and Jason Schneiders for the top prize. The win qualified Thies for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.The Casey’s General Stores IMCA Stock Car division saw Jason Ward atop the field once again, taking the win over Aaron Cain and Chad Bruns.The Skyline Casino IMCA SportMod feature went to Todd Boulware, who held off a late charge from Karl Brewer and Jeff TenEyck to cap his track championship season.The Frederick Welding IMCA Hobby Stocks saw action from start to finish with Dave Riley coming out on top, followed by Paul Menard and Justin Regneres.The KISS 107FM IMCA Sport Compact feature came down to a green, white, checkered finish with Joelle Gustin passing 2013 points champion Cody Thompson on the final restart to take the win. Behind Gustin and Thompson, Brody Spreng rounded out the top three.WinnaVegas Casino Resort was the event sponsor.That wraps up the racing action at Raceway Park for 2013, but the annual salute to champions banquet is coming December 7 at the WinnaVegas Casino Resort.For additional information, log on at www.racewayparkinc.com, follow Raceway Park on Facebook or call the speedway office at (712) 560-7245.Feature ResultsModified – 1. Jim Thies; 2. Ricky Stephan; 3. Jason Schneiders; 4. Matt Bonine; 5. Jim Cole; 6. Jay Goosmann; 7. Chris Mills; 8. Bob Moore; 9. Shawn Bearce; 10. Sean Barragan; 11. Jim Mathieson; 12. Kirk Beatty; 13. Chad TenNaple.Northern SportMod – 1. Todd Boulware; 2. Karl Brewer; 3. Jeff TenEyck; 4. Darin Roepke; 5. Rusty Montagne; 6. Brian Konz; 7. Aaron Plum; 8. Josh Blom; 9. Chance Bracht; 10. Kaleb Kennedy; 11. Greg Taylor.Stock Car – 1. Jason Ward; 2. Aaron Cain; 3. Chad Bruns; 4. Les Lundquist; 5. Ben Walding; 6. Roger VerDoorn; 7. Bob Daniels; 8. Chad Allen; 9. Corey Cable; 10. Casey Jones; 11. Mike Denney; 12. Aaron Guillaume; 13. Rich Pederson; 14. Joe Smith.Hobby Stock – 1. Dave Riley; 2. Paul Menard; 3. Justin Regnerus; 4. Dave Miller; 5. Josh Ruschmann; 6. John Cain; 7. Aaron Shearn; 8. Kyle Davis; 9. Tony Fetterman; 10. Lenny Tucker; 11. Zach Bales; 12. Zack Ankrum; 13. Rick Wynn; 14. Jake McClure; 15. Carl Monroe; 16. Andy Hoffman; 17. Chad Long; 18. Allen Hesse; 19. Derek Husted.Sport Compact – 1. Joelle Gustin; 2. Cody Thompson; 3. Brody Spreng; 4. Tyler Thompson; 5. Tony Kerger; 6. Mark Holmes; 7. Don Tank; 8. Mark Dorcey; 9. Delles Williams; 10. Gabe Barclay; 11. Shannon Mahlberg; 12. Rick Uhl; 13. Deb Bracht; 14. Drew Johnson; 15. Neal Reynolds; 16. Randy Cass; 17. Travis Deiterman; 18. Jayme Mohr; 19. Caine Mahlberg.
Darren Fletcher is refusing to panic despite Manchester United’s miserable start to the season under Louis van Gaal. “The manager was very straight and forward with the players and I think the players appreciated that,” Fletcher said. “You expect that after a disappointing season like last season.” The only plus point from the game at Turf Moor, other than the fact the team kept a clean sheet, was the performance of Di Maria. The Argentinian, who only landed in Manchester on Tuesday, stretched Burnley’s back four with his pace and he also created a number of chances with some exquisite passes. Fletcher thinks the £59.7million man will prove to be a top player for the club. “I expect him to be a great player for United,” the United midfielder said. “He is a fantastic player. He showed glimpses of what he has got. “He is very powerful, dynamic, has an eye for a pass, and has an eye for goal. “I thought he coped well with everything at Burnley, it’s not an easy introduction. “He has given everyone a lift. It’s fantastic to have players like that and he will only improve us.” Midfielder Fletcher admits it has been an immediate test to get to grips with the new 3-4-1-2 system implemented by Van Gaal, but the Scot is sure everything will click into place eventually. “It’s mentally challenging but that has always been the case,” the United vice-captain said when asked about the difficulties of adapting to a new formation. “The players are learning a new system and developing ideas. It is going to make us better players in the long term. “These things take time and we just have to keep believing in the manager’s philosophy and ideas. “There are other things that come into it, it’s not just the system, but I am confident we will put things right.” United have spent upwards of £130million on four new players this summer. They are expected to complete a £13.8million deal for Ajax’s Daley Blind before Monday’s 11pm deadline and a number of departures are also expected. Fletcher believes the United boss has every right to make big changes given the club’s seventh-place finish last term, and their performances so far this year. United’s new manager stretched his winless streak to four matches on Saturday with a 0-0 draw at Burnley. Despite the introduction of record signing Angel di Maria, Van Gaal’s team rarely looked like beating the Barclays Premier League newcomers. Press Association
Ireland boss Schmidt has defended starting Sexton against France in Dublin immediately after his mandatory three-month lay-off for suffering four concussions in less than a year. Les Bleus boss Philippe Saint-Andre admitted he will send juggernaut centre Mathieu Bastareaud trucking straight down Sexton’s channel from the off – but Schmidt does not anticipate a one-dimensional French threat. Schmidt admitted Ireland will need three players to fell Toulon’s tree-trunk centre, but refused to accept Sexton will be alone in the firing line. “Their tactics will be whatever they will be and we will look to counter them – and the best place to do that will be Saturday,” said Schmidt, refusing to be drawn into a war of words with Saint-Andre. “I don’t think they will deprive themselves of their wide talents, so I think they will mix their tactics up a bit. “It’s as much risk to start Johnny as it is to start anyone else. “Johnny’s very fit, he’s done a lot of training with us, he’s spent the last 12 weeks training; he just hasn’t done any contact. “He’s done plenty of contact this week though and he’s primed and ready to go. “I think he’s feeling very fresh, sometimes the reverse can happen when you do a lot of contact and you feel very beaten up.” He added: ” Obviously a very, very strong, direct threat for us is Bastareaud. Press Association Joe Schmidt does not believe there is any risk pitching Johnny Sexton straight into Ireland action after a 12-week absence despite France pledging to target the fly-half in Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations clash. “The last time we played it took two or three guys to bring him down, and I’m not sure how else you do it to be honest. “You need one to slow him down a bit, one to grab him low and one to grab him high and you hope you drag him down. “He is a very powerful player.” Schmidt said he had no qualms selecting hooker Rory Best, who has come through a concussion scare. Ireland’s most-capped hooker was removed as “a precaution” in the closing stages of last weekend’s 26-3 victory in Italy, but Schmidt said the 32-year-old has passed all the relevant concussion testing. Sexton is joined by fellow fit-again British and Irish Lions Sean O’Brien and Jamie Heaslip in Ireland’s line-up, with Cian Healy on the bench after long-term hamstring trouble. Flanker O’Brien has his second chance to make his first Test appearance since November 2013, after a hamstring tweak forced him out in the warm-up in Italy last weekend. Number eight Heaslip is fit again after knee and shoulder problems, while Isaac Boss retains his place on the bench despite Eoin Reddan’s return to full fitness. Best will win his 80th Ireland cap against the French provided he does not suffer any concussion symptoms in the 24 hours following Thursday’s training session. “He’s totally asymptomatic, he did contact today,” said Schmidt. “He’s ticked all the boxes of the protocols of the return to play. “As long as he remains asymptomatic for 24 hours after today’s session he will be fully cleared to play. “Rory was totally asymptomatic from post-game through to now. “We just kept both Sean Cronin and Richardt Strauss ready to go because that’s the pertinent thing to do. “With Rory passing all his markers and doing contact today we would predict and are confident he will be available to play.”
Another win would give United a 100 per cent record from their American tour. Although he missed it through injury, Carrick is aware United won all their pre-season matches last season before accumulating just 13 points from their opening 10 Premier League matches. “You can gauge what you can from these pre-season games, but Tottenham on the first day of the season is where you’re judged the most, and we’re well aware of that even after three good results,” the United midfielder said. That said, Carrick thinks United are in a much better position heading into the new season than they were 12 months ago. “The manager has been here a longer time and we’re now used to his way of playing,” Carrick said. “We’ve improved as a team by understanding his way. I think we’re stronger in numbers, in strength and depth and in quality this year.” Goalkeeper Sergio Romero is available to face PSG but may not do so having spent just two days with his new team-mates since signing a three-year deal with United. Angel di Maria is still absent from the tour amid claims he is close to a move to the French champions. There will be no chance to ask Van Gaal about Di Maria’s situation on the eve of the game as United have decided not to hold a pre-match press conference in Illinois. After complaining about a lack of cover in midfield last season, United manager Louis van Gaal spent more than £40million on Schweinsteiger, who arrived from Bayern Munich, and former Southampton man Schneiderlin this summer. That means Carrick is no longer the automatic pick he was last season. Michael Carrick has no qualms about fighting Bastian Schweinsteiger and Moran Schneiderlin for a place in the Manchester United first team this season. The player, who turned 34 on Tuesday, has no problem competing with the new arrivals though and hopes their introduction will be a positive move for the club as they look to compete on four fronts. “You want the best players here, and it’s good for the squad, for the team,” Carrick said. “Morgan is good player. He has done terrific. It’s another step for him in his career and there’s no better place to be. “We all know what Basti brings. He is a terrific player and he’ll have a big influence on us going forward.” Despite the fanfare surrounding his signing, Schweinsteiger has failed to impress so far on United’s pre-season tour of the United States. The German World Cup winner is yet to start a game, with Van Gaal preferring to use Carrick and Schneiderlin as holding midfielders in the 4-2-3-1 formation he has used in the three games so far. Schweinsteiger looked relatively comfortable in the first game against Club America in Seattle, but Van Gaal described the midfielder’s performance against San Jose Earthquakes as “bad” and he missed the 3-1 win over Barcelona with a minor injury. The 30-year-old is fit to feature in United’s final game of the tour against Paris St Germain in Chicago in the early hours of Thursday, however. Press Association