Big Brother’s Kemi Fakunle Launches Swimsuit Line

first_img“I guess it started with my love of fashion and always tweaking things to make them look exactly how I wanted,” she explained. “I used to go thrifting with my friends and rip apart the old clothes, sew them together and make new ones. Swimwear specifically came to mind a little after I graduated college in 2015.”Big Brother Kemi Fakunle Launches Flattering Swimsuit LineKemi Fakunle Courtesy of Kemi FakunleFakunle said she “always had trouble” finding swimsuits that were “flattering to my body type” and noticed her friends had similar issues.“I always knew I wanted to start my own line, but I decided to take the leap after one of my biggest inspirations, Conna Walker (Founder of House of CB), was listed in 2019’s Forbes 30 Under 30,” Fakunle said. “I was kind of like, ‘What am I waiting for?’ From there, Like Honey started to come to life.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The Maryland native described her pieces as “sexy, versatile and practical,” noting that she designed the swimsuits to be “flattering for every body type” so that “women feel good when wearing them.”Like Honey uses a specialty blend of fabrics that “hug curves to accentuate the female figure” and can be customized in multiple ways.“So, if you’re looking to pack one bikini for a few days in the sun, we’ve got ya covered,” Fakunle said.The CBS personality — who competed on Big Brother 21 — said her personal favorite swimsuits are the Burnette set and the Ava set in the color toffee.Laurel Goldman Big Brother Kemi Fakunle Launches Flattering Swimsuit LineLaurel Goldman Courtesy of Kemi Fakunle“The toffee color is currently only available in the Ava style but is the perfect tan-brown for every complexion,” she explained. “I worked very closely with my manufacturer for several months to perfect a neutral color that compliments a wide range of skin tones.”Follow @likehoneyswim on Instagram and subscribe to their newsletter for the first look at their upcoming collection.Listen to Get Tressed With Us to get the latest beauty and style news! The former reality star added, “Starting a new business was terrifying and cost more than I anticipated, but I was fortunate to be able to shoot with some friends to get things going.”Caro Viehweg Big Brother Kemi Fakunle Launches Flattering Swimsuit LineCaro Viehweg Courtesy of Kemi FakunleFakunle enlisted the help of Love Island USA stars Laurel Goldman, Caro Viehweg and Alana Morrison to help her model the line.- Advertisement – Kemi Fakunle is channeling her entrepreneurial spirit to empower women through her new swimsuit line, Like Honey.The Big Brother alum, 27, exclusively told Us Weekly on Thursday, November 5, that she was inspired to create her own swimwear line after seeing a need in the market.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Letter from Africa: Why Nigerians fear social media sanctions

first_imgRelated Topics #EndSars protests In our series of letters from African writers, Nigerian journalist and novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at why the Nigerian authorities are worried about social media and its impact in the era of #EndSars protests.

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An #EndSars protester in a T-shirt with the hashtag against police brutality using his phone in Lagos, Nigeria - October 2020

Kardashian-Jenner Family’s Biggest Falling Outs With Friends

first_img– Advertisement – After months of speculation, Kim confirmed in May 2017 that she no longer worked with the stylist, who was often featured in the background of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The KKW Beauty mogul told Andy Cohen that she quietly stopped using Rose’s services because husband Kanye West wanted to give her a makeover.“I haven’t worked with her in maybe four years, so my reason is not connected to this. I will say that Kanye got me a new team and we kind of documented it. I think people think that’s the reason, and for me, maybe that is the reason,” Kim said on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen at time. “I just needed a new vibe. Why everyone else, you’re going to have to ask them, but for me, I wanted a new vibe. Kanye wanted to give me a makeover. But that wasn’t the reason my family … that was me years ago.”Kim went on to play coy about why her sisters stopped following Rose on social media.- Advertisement – “I definitely have never been fired in my entire life,” she told Us in July 2018. “And something personal happened to me that I wasn’t OK with and that’s what happened.”Not all of the Kardashian-Jenner family falling outs have been tied to their work, however. Taylor Swift, Woods and Pippen all had personal drama with different members of the group. In 2020, the Real Housewives of Miami alum blamed West for ending her decade-long friendship with Kim.“He talks so much about me being this and that and this and that. I just feel like Kanye was in a place where he really didn’t trust anyone with Kim,” Pippen claimed on the “Hollywood Raw” podcast in November 2020, alleging that the rapper “brainwashed” Kim and her sisters. “Maybe because I blocked him on my phone because I couldn’t bear taking his calls anymore. I can’t, I’m drained. So, I blocked him on my phone. Obviously, that really upset him,” she said. “So, he turned that into, ‘Oh, she’s this and she’s that.’ They all started to ride his wave. If you’re that easily swayed, like the wind, then do I really give a f—k? Should I give a f—k? I don’t know. Was I hurt by it? Yes. But at the same time, I’m like, I’ve done nothing. I’ve never done one thing. I’ve been the most honest and truthful best friend to all of them.”Scroll through for more details of the Kardashian-Jenner family feuds: The ghosts of the BFFs past. Jordyn Woods, Larsa Pippen, Joyce Bonelli and more former members of the Kardashian-Jenner family’s inner circle have spoken out about the end of their friendships with the famous family.Monica Rose was among one of the first people to make headlines for a falling out with Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner.- Advertisement – “I just wanted the change … [but] that’s not the reason [I unfollowed her], so you’d have to ask Khloé, and Kendall and Kylie, and the girls,” she quipped.A year later, fans noticed another major change in the family’s glam squad. Makeup artist Bonelli was out too. Us Weekly broke the news in June 2018 that she wasn’t on speaking terms with her former clients. “The family doesn’t speak to her anymore. She hasn’t worked for them for months,” the source dished at the time.Bonelli, however, claimed she was the one who cut ties.- Advertisement –last_img read more

SpaceX Crew Dragon to Ferry Four Astronauts to International Space Station on November 14

first_imgThey are expected to arrive at the ISS eight hours later, at 09:20 GMT Sunday (2:50pm IST Sunday). The mission marks a culmination for SpaceX, setting it up to be NASA’s favoured, and so far most reliable, transportation provider as the agency waits on Boeing’s Starliner capsule, which has been held up in testing and is not expected to be ready before next year. SpaceX has been operating space station re-supplying flights with the cargo version of the Dragon since 2012. – Advertisement – “For the next 15 months, we will fly seven crew and cargo Dragon missions for NASA,” SpaceX head of crewed flights Benji Reed said during a phone call Tuesday. “That means that (from December) starting with Crew-1, there will be a continuous presence of SpaceX Dragons in orbit.”The next crewed mission is expected to blast off at the end of March 2021, carrying one European, one Japanese and two American crew members. Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. – Advertisement – “I’m extremely proud to say we are returning regular human spaceflight launches to American soil on an American rocket and spacecraft,” NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said. Take-off is planned for 7:49pm Saturday (6:19am IST Sunday) from Kennedy Space Center in Florida with American astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi on board. As of Tuesday evening, the weather outlook for Saturday was good. – Advertisement – Three NASA crew and one Japanese astronaut are set for launch aboard a SpaceX rocket Saturday, bound for the International Space Station in the program’s first six-month routine mission since the United States resumed crewed space flight in May after nine years of reliance on Russia.  NASA on Tuesday officially certified as safe the Crew Dragon capsule developed for regular astronaut transportation by SpaceX, the company founded by Elon Musk that carried two astronauts to the ISS in May and back to Earth again in August without major incident. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Tyson Fury’s record is ‘laughable’ in comparison to Anthony Joshua, says promoter Eddie Hearn | Boxing News

first_imgHearn said: “AJ has consistently proved that he will fight all-comers – mandatory challengers, unified champions, future hall of famers.“Anybody, and now he’s doing it again, and that’s why when you talk about Usyk, he will fight Usyk no problems at all, but he wants to fight Tyson Fury.“He wants to prove he’s the best heavyweight in the world and undisputed or not, we will do everything we can to make sure it is. Not one person can have any doubt after that fight, who the baddest man on the planet is.” Joshua believes victory over the ‘dangerous’ Pulev could set up huge fights “Fighting for the WBC would be an honour. It’s a prestigious belt, it’s one that I’m keen on getting my hands on.“When the time is right, the opportunity will present itself.”Referring to Pulev, Joshua added: “He wants the titles and he wants to beat me.“That’s what he possesses – hunger and motivation. I’ve got to take away that motivation and suppress that confidence.“That’s how you beat somebody, by breaking their soul.” Tyson Fury’s list of opponents is “laughable” in comparison to Anthony Joshua who will prove himself as “the baddest man on the planet”, says promoter Eddie Hearn.- Advertisement – Tyson Fury has delayed his return to the ring Tyson Fury has delayed his return to the ring

Claims of voter fraud are common. It’s the fraud that’s rare.

first_img– Advertisement – Famously, there was the story that Senator Christopher S. Bond, Republican of Missouri, told in 2000 about a 13-year-old springer spaniel that was registered to vote in St. Louis. Mr. Bond was making a case that more anti-fraud protections, like requiring identification, were needed after his colleague, Senator John Ashcroft, lost his seat when more Missourians voted for a dead man: Gov. Mel Carnahan, who had been killed in a plane crash several weeks before the election but remained on the ballot. Mr. Ashcroft did not challenge the results.The fantasy of a stolen election has elements that Mr. Trump has long incorporated into his narrative about himself. There are clear perpetrators (undocumented immigrants, big-city Democratic political machines) and a victim (him) — and usually enough ambiguity so he can float outlandish but unsubstantiated rumors.He has been laying the groundwork for refusing to concede for some time. Speaking in September to Mark Levin, the talk radio and Fox News host, Mr. Trump suggested that some voters were receiving multiple ballots in the mail. He said: “People are saying, ‘Hey, what’s going on? I just got a whole batch of ballots.’” In reality, elections officials across the country, representing both parties, said there was no evidence that fraud had played any role in determining the election outcome this year. The most common claims of voter fraud — reports of ballots cast by someone voting twice, or by a dead person or someone who is otherwise ineligible — can almost always be traced back to a misunderstanding like a typo, a clerical error or a false assumption that two people with a common name are actually the same person, according to the Brennan Center.Still, the topic has been a staple of coverage on Fox News going back to the 2000s, when hosts like Bill O’Reilly spread exaggerated stories about immigrants who were voting illegally, campaigns that paid people for their votes and community groups like ACORN whose employees had submitted fraudulent voter registrations. (The ACORN employees, who were also the subject of an attack ad that John McCain’s campaign ran against Barack Obama in 2008, did not appear to be attempting to influence voting, but rather to get paid for voter registration work they hadn’t actually done.)Claims of voter fraud have often involved absurd and far-fetched scenarios — dead people, dogs, busloads of people of color — which is another way they live on in the public imagination. In recent years, conservative activists have pushed unverified reports that buses full of illegal voters showed up at polling places from California to Wisconsin. As a news story, it is sensational and often irresistible. The Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law examined its enduring appeal in a 2007 report, observing that ballot fraud has “the feel of a bank heist caper: roundly condemned but technically fascinating, and sufficiently lurid to grab and hold headlines.”The subject’s prevalence in the conservative news media, where it is treated as a more widespread problem than the facts show, may help explain how Mr. Trump, a ravenous consumer of cable news, came to be so fixated.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Voter fraud is one of the oldest charges a politician can level in American elections — though no president in modern times has done so with such frequency, and so little evidence, as President Trump. In the 1941 Orson Welles epic “Citizen Kane,” newspapermen huddle near the printing press on election night as it becomes clear that the results won’t be good news for their boss, the publishing mogul Charles Foster Kane.One of them holds up a front page with the headline they had hoped for: “Kane Elected.” He then lowers his head and nods toward the version they have to go with instead. “Fraud at Polls!” it declares. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Clashes between police and protesters in Bangkok

first_imgThe BBC’s Jonathan Head was at the protest Police in Thailand have used tear gas and water cannon against pro-democracy protesters outside the country’s parliament.Protesters protected themselves with inflatable rubber ducks which they had planned to float along the river behind parliament whilst inside MPs discussed reform.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img

Turkey blamed in South Carolina Salmonella outbreak

first_imgJun 3, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – South Carolina officials announced today that contaminated turkey is probably the main culprit in a restaurant-related outbreak of Salmonella infections that has sickened more than 300 people and caused one death.The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reports there have been 304 confirmed and suspected cases, including 56 hospital admissions and one death, among people who ate at the Old South restaurant in Camden, S.C., between May 19 and 22. The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C., has called the episode the largest foodborne illness outbreak in recent state history.”Results of the epidemiological investigation, which included interviews of both ill and non-ill patrons, found turkey to be significantly associated with illness,” State Epidemiologist Jerry Gibson, MD, stated in a news release. “But smaller contributions of other food items cannot be ruled out, possibly due to cross-contamination during cooking or serving.”Gibson further said, “It is likely that turkey was the vehicle, with preparation and handling practices possibly contributing to illness.”State investigators found some equipment at the restaurant that was not working properly, which may have led to undercooking of food, the DHEC said. The statement said the investigation turned up “several factors that may have contributed to the large number of cases,” but it did not specify anything other than the faulty equipment.Officials said 20 specimens from people who fell ill after eating at the restaurant have tested positive for Salmonella enterica serotype enteritidis, one of the most common strains identified in foodborne outbreaks.The Kershaw County coroner has attributed one death in the outbreak to sepsis related to salmonellosis, the DHEC said. The State identified the victim as James Arledge, 58, of Lugoff, S.C.The restaurant has been cooperative with the DHEC during the investigation, and the owners are discussing training opportunities for the staff, Sandra Craig, director of the DHEC’s division of food protection, said in the news release.In a May 28 report in the State, DHEC spokesman Thom Berry was quoted as saying that South Carolina has fewer than 90 inspectors to cover 17,000 food-service businesses.The DHEC said it is continuing to search for sources of contamination in the outbreak.See also:South Carolina DHEC news releasehttp://www.scdhec.net/news/releases/2005/200505/Camden%20Updates/nr06CamdenUp0305.htmlast_img read more

Two large congresses are being held in Šibenik

first_imgIt is the time of fairs and congresses, so two big congresses are held in Šibenik in a couple of days, the Camping Association of the Croatian and Croatian Chambers of Crafts.Just two years ago, the largest convention center in Croatia, worth HRK 58 million, was opened in Solaris. It is a converted space of 6 thousand square meters and 11 conference halls. In addition, most importantly, the convention center has the capacity to organize conferences with a capacity of up to 1500 people, as well as 1500 hotel rooms within Solaris (Amadria).It’s first 30th Congress of Caterers and Tourist Workers of the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts (HOK), which will be held on November 13 and 14 in Šibenik, at the Hotel “Ivan”, in the tourist resort Solaris. The Congress is expected to be attended by a large number of caterers from Croatia and abroad, representatives of line ministries, members of parliament, county leaders, representatives of the chamber system and other distinguished guests.Participants can expect interesting presentations and discussions by representatives of institutions and experts in the field of hospitality and commercial presentations and promotions. The congress is also an opportunity to exchange experiences among many caterers from all over the country. The working part of the Congress will cover topics important for the hospitality profession: the results of the tourist season, the application of increased VAT rates, the state and prospects of the sector, employment, education and quality improvement in hospitality and gastronomy, as well as other topics of interest.In addition to the working part as the foundation of the Congress, accompanying events are planned that will bring visitors closer to the catering and tourist offer of the hosts, as well as producers from other parts of Croatia. See more information about the congress and registration hereIn organization Croatian Camping Union (KUH), from 13.-15.11.2017. in Šibenik (Solaris Beach Resort), the largest annual gathering of Croatian camping, related institutions and activities, as well as all interested individuals is held.The Congress, through its professional part (the topic and the choice of lecturers), but also through the fair part (with an exhibition of over 20 models of mobile homes and glamping tents, and various equipment and services in camping), will certainly become the central meeting place of the Croatian camping sector in 2018. and related activities. At the same time, and no less important, the discussion on the issue of development and issues and raising the general level of competitiveness of the Croatian camping sector has never been left out of the topic.See more information about the Croatian Camping Congress hereRelated news:SAŠA PETKOVIĆ, KG MEDIA: QUALITY CONTENT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, FOCUS ON WHAT READERS WANT, AND LESS ON YOUR OWN AMBITIONSTHE CATERERS SENT THEIR SPECIFIC REQUESTS TO THE STATEFINALLY FOUND SOLUTION AGAINST LACK OF LABOR IN TOURISMMILENIJ HOTELS AND SOLARIS RESORT UNDER ONE BRAND – AMADRIA PARKlast_img read more

Danijela Čavlović, HGK: While they congratulate us in Europe, some in Croatia are worried about the growth of private accommodation

first_imgWe will remember the last year by the best tourist results in recent Croatian history. Double-digit growth in overnight stays and arrivals exceeded even the most optimistic expectations, especially in October and November, where in some destinations it amounted to 30%, and we achieved more than 100 million overnight stays three years earlier than planned by the Croatian Tourism Development Strategy. 2020The strongest growth was achieved in family accommodation, where in the first 11 months 14% more overnight stays and even 20% more arrivals were recorded. Croatia was declared the absolute winner at the awards ceremony for the best European house of the year organized by the European Association of Family Accommodation, which brings together more than 20 million beds, while the Russians chose us as the best destination for family accommodation. “Bravo, you are a great example of the orderliness of this market, and we see that it is getting higherYou are investing in quality, ”they tell us in Europe, where they are still trying to find ways to more effectively regulate this important segment of the collaborative economy.However, it turns out that in Croatia they are not so impressed by the growth of this type of micro-entrepreneurship, which through more than 85.000 registered households directly or indirectly employs 350.000 people and generates income of 2,5 billion euros. We have even witnessed that some are seriously concerned with the explanation. “that Croatia needs more hotel accommodation than family accommodation because it is in line with the above-mentioned Strategy ”. On the other hand, politicians constantly point out that the demographic picture is devastating, and they are worried that people have managed to put their real estate into business and feed themselves and their families by watching their neighbors take their lives to Germany or Ireland. No work. “No, it is not the problem of the family but those who buy apartments in Zagreb, Zadar, Split… and make money on them”, Explains our interlocutor in a high position in the executive branch.So isn’t profit a goal considering the invested capital and operating costs, if the investor has registered the maximum allowed 20 beds per address and OIB by law? He also employs a laundromat, taxi drivers, nearby restaurants, increases the turnover of shops, museums, clubs… If you are worried that they may earn a lot more than 230.000 kuna per year as a lump sum (the threshold for entering the VAT system is from 1.1.2018. raises to 300.000 kuna) why do you not send them to the supervision of inspectors of the Ministry of Finance, ie the Customs Administration, which should determine whether the owner of the accommodation reports all guests and shows the total income?Another problem that has emerged thanks to good tourist figures is the lack of manpower. With 180.000 unemployed, we had to increase quotas for employing foreigners, which is fine because our people are accepted as workers in other countries, but the question is how many of them will want to work for Croatian wages and at the same time smile and patiently answer numerous tourist inquiries? Or maybe we could use the model from the 80s of the last century when Croatia achieved much higher tourist numbers, and workers were recruited from the local population, which especially in the coast has a tradition of tourism for more than a century.Hotel houses paid scholarships for the education of future waiters, chefs, maids, receptionists knowing that these young people grew up in a tourist environment and have a high culture of dealing with guests. Although hotel salaries were not high even then, the difference was compensated by transferring the excess guests to the apartments of their parents, grandparents and other relatives… In this synergy of hotels and family accommodation everything worked – there was no shortage of labor to his country and from his work.Photo: www.kvarnerfamily.hrBut somehow with each new change of structures we forget the models that have proven their effectiveness and bring new ones that too often benefit only a few, which we have especially witnessed in the last few months. At the same time, we are concerned that households make up more than 50 percent of the total tourist capacity, because, as our interlocutor says, this is not the case anywhere in the world.So shouldn’t we finally be pleased and proud to be at least in something of a ‘role model’ in much more successful markets instead of thinking about limiting or even reducing the growth of this micro-entrepreneurship thanks to which still a large part of the population decides to stay in this country full of life?Author: Danijela Čavlović, President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Family Tourism AssociationRelated news:CROATIA THE ABSOLUTE WINNER IN CHOOSING THE BEST HOLIDAY HOMES IN EUROPE! FAMILY MICRO ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN TOURISM – A ISSUE OF SURVIVALBE A HOST IN FAMILY ACCOMMODATION, NOT REAL ESTATE AGENTSlast_img read more