Lori Loughlin Is a ‘Wreck’ While Serving Time in Prison

first_imgA second source adds that Loughlin, 56, has been a “wreck.”“Lori tried her best to be brave and look at the end result but there was nothing that could dissipate her fears,” the source says about the Full House alum’s state of mind in recent weeks. “It’s only two months but she’s dreading it. Her mind keeps telling her that something will go horribly wrong in prison or that her stay could be prolonged.”The actress reported to Dublin on Friday, October 30, after initially requesting to serve her time at the federal correctional institution in Victorville, California. An insider told Us at the time that Dublin, the same facility where Felicity Huffman served 11 days of her sentence, had “lower COVID-19 numbers.” A second insider told Us last month that Loughlin is hoping to be released by Christmas.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Loughlin broke down in tears while addressing the judge at her virtual hearing on August 21.“I went along will the plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage in the college admissions process,” she told the judge. “In doing so, ignored my intuition and allowed myself to be swayed from my moral compass. I thought I was acting out of love for my children, but in reality, I had only undermined and diminished my daughters’ abilities and accomplishments.”Lori Loughlin Is Expecting to Be Released from Prison Before 2021Lori Loughlin Steven Senne/AP/ShutterstockLoughlin concluded, “While I wish I could go back and do things differently, I can only take responsibility and move forward. I have great faith in God and I believe in redemption and I will do everything in my power to redeem myself and use this experience as a catalyst to do good and give back for the rest of my life.”For more, watch the video above and pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now.Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! Lori Loughlin’s first days in prison haven’t been easy, a source reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly.“Lori really went into prison strong, she had her faith and the support of her family, but the first few days and road ahead are daunting,” the source tells Us.- Advertisement – Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli were arrested as part of the nationwide college admissions scandal in March 2019. The duo, who originally pleaded not guilty, were accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to facilitate their daughters, Bella Giannulli and Olivia Jade Giannulli’s acceptances into the University of Southern California. In May, the former Fuller House star and the 57-year-old fashion designer agreed to change their pleas to guilty as part of a plea deal.Three months later, the former Hallmark Channel star was sentenced to two months behind bars, a $150,000 fine, two years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service. Mossimo, for his part, was ordered to five months in prison, a $250,000 fine and two years of supervised release with 250 hours of community service. He has until November 19 to surrender and is expected to serve his time at The Federal Correctional Institution, Lompoc.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Georgia’s recount is going to be slow, costly, pointless, and embarrassing—which makes it perfect

first_imgTo make things even better, in a so-bad-it’s-good sort of way, Raffensperger might have tried to spare Georgia taxpayers from bearing the full cost of the recount. That’s because not only is there no automatic recount in Georgia law, there is nothing in the law that says the state picks up all the costs. Raffensperger could easily have done what Wisconsin did: offer to do a recount at the request of the Trump campaign, if the Trump campaign were willing to cover the costs. He might even have offered to split the costs in order to reduce the burden on both sides. But nope, he just dove right in and gave Trump an extra large, extra deluxe freebie.It might be worth noting that while there was a recount in Wisconsin in 2016, that recount request didn’t come from Hillary Clinton. Clinton called the Trump campaign literally seconds after the AP called the race at 2:30 in the morning to offer her concession and promise to help with the transition in any way she could. The reason there was a recount in Wisconsin was because it was requested by … Jill Stein.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Stein fundraised off her own donors, and off heartbroken Clinton supporters, with the promise that donations to her would go toward conducting recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Despite collecting an unknown amount of money, Stein’s requests for a recount in Michigan and Pennsylvania were denied. However, that Wisconsin recount did change the numbers … it found 131 more votes for Trump, which isn’t quite as much as a 2011 recount of a state supreme court race that changed the outcome by 312 votes. But it’s much larger than the last recount in Georgia, also over a judicial race, where the results were changed by just 15 votes. In fact, the margin in Georgia is more than 10 times the largest change ever discovered by a state-level recount.What Raffensperger is doing isn’t coming from any real concern that the outcome of the election might be inaccurate. Trump is not going to find a tenth as many votes as he needs to alter the recount, no matter how many hands sort the votes. This recount is all about Raffensperger and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp surrendering to the pressure from Republicans in Washington who have been whipping their state with claims of fraud.So the Georgia recount will be costly, pointless, embarrassing, and driven by state officials wilting under attacks they know are false. It will require hiring thousands of counters, paying out millions of dollars, and is unlikely to be complete before someone is forced to dust off a little Supreme Court decision called Bush v. Gore. It’s going to be perfect. Just perfect.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Trump Stacks the Pentagon and Intel Agencies With Loyalists. To What End?

first_imgKashyap Patel, Anthony J. Tata and Ezra Cohen-Watnick — three aides whose promotions were announced in a Pentagon statement on Tuesday — are viewed as highly ideological Trump foot soldiers. Mr. Patel has a long history of trying to discredit the investigations into Russian interference, Mr. Tata’s nomination was withdrawn over the summer in part because he had called President Barack Obama a “terrorist leader,” and Mr. Cohen-Watnick was quietly eased out of the National Security Council in 2017 after clashes with Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, then the national security adviser.The three are not believed to have the stature to bully Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, or Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, the head of the military’s Central Command, into initiating operations, whether overt or secret, against Iran or other adversaries during the final days of Mr. Trump’s presidency.- Advertisement – And a senior official close to Christopher C. Miller, the new acting defense secretary appointed on Monday, said that it was clear from Mr. Miller’s meetings with Mr. Trump that the president has deep reluctance in launching offensive military operations as his time in office nears an end. That is not what his political base seeks, and it runs counter to Mr. Trump’s calls to get troops out of so-called forever wars in places like Afghanistan and Iraq.During a meeting at the White House, Mr. Trump’s message to Mr. Miller, the official said, was to do nothing new or provocative.When jobs open in the last days of an administration, they are usually filled by deputies, whose only charge is to keep the wheels of government turning at least until Inauguration Day.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img It was a sign of the changed atmosphere that when James H. Anderson, an expert on military strategy and missile defense, left the Pentagon after being fired from the No. 3 position — acting under secretary for policy — he was “clapped out,” or applauded by officials lining the halls. A report on Twitter by William Kristol, the conservative commentator who has opposed Mr. Trump, said the White House sought the “names of any political appointees who joined in so they could be fired.”It is possible, some officials say, that what is happening is no more than résumé padding, allowing some of Mr. Trump’s loyalists to claim they held top posts, albeit briefly, or to cement some policy changes before Mr. Biden can take office and seek to reverse them.last_img read more

17 Brilliant Holiday Gifts for Every Type of Mom

first_imgUs Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.It’s time to start your holiday shopping, and the pressure is on. Sure, buying gifts for your loved ones should be fun and exciting — and it can be — but there’s no denying that burden of feeling like you need to find the absolute perfect gift — especially for someone as important as your mom!- Advertisement – If you’ve scoured every site’s holiday section and just don’t think your mom’s tastes fit into any of them, then we are here to help you out. Not every mom can fit into the same category. Some love sweets, some love fashion, some love pets, some love lounging and some love working out. We’ve picked out some brilliant holiday gifts for every type of mom out there, so scroll down to find the one you’ve been searching for! – Advertisement –last_img read more

Marburg death toll in Angola reaches 122

first_img Last week the WHO said it had sent an outbreak response team to work with the Angolan health ministry to support case management, contact tracing and surveillance, infection control, and raising community awareness of the disease. The death toll was given in an Agence-France Presse (AFP) report quoting Carlos Alberto, a spokesman for the Angolan health ministry. The largest previous Marburg outbreak occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 1998 to 200 and killed 123 of 149 people infected. Mar 23 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_03_23/en/ About 75% of those infected in Angola have been children under 5 years old, the WHO has said. Most of the cases have occurred in the northeastern province of Uige, but seven have occurred in the capital, Luanda, on the Atlantic coast, according to AFP. Two of the seven patients—an Italian doctor and a 15-year-old boy, both of whom had been to Uige—have died, the story said. Last week the European Union pledged to give 500,000 euros ($650,000) to the Spanish arm of Medicins sans Frontieres to help battle the outbreak, AFP reported. Alberto said the disease has been spreading from children to parents and vice-versa. He said many victims died because they first consulted traditional healers, called kimbandeiros, and didn’t go to a hospital until it was too late. Mar 24 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_03_24a/en/ The Italian doctor was identified in a Mar 25 AFP report as Maria Bonino, who worked in Africa for the United Nations for 11 years. A Vietnamese doctor also has died in the outbreak, today’s report said, but he or she was not identified.center_img There is no vaccine or cure for Marburg fever. Besides fever and weakness, early symptoms include severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, severe chest pain, sore throat, and cough, according to the WHO. The incubation period is 3 to 9 days, and most deaths in the current outbreak have occurred between 3 and 7 days after symptoms appeared, the agency has said. Contact with bodily fluids of infected people increases the risk of infection. The disease was first seen in 1967 in German and Yugoslavian laboratory workers who had been exposed to green monkeys imported from Uganda. Researchers have not been able to identify its primary animal reservoir between the rare outbreaks, however. Mar 28, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The death toll in the Marburg hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Angola has risen to 122, just one fewer than in the largest previous outbreak of the disease, according to news reports from Africa. See also: The AFP report said a travel clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa, warned travelers yesterday to stay away from Angola for at least a week. The clinic spokesman, Andrew Jamieson, said many people were considering evacuating their families from Angola. Today’s report did not give the total number of cases in the outbreak, which began last October. A Mar 23 report from the World Health Organization (WHO) said 95 of 102 patients had died, for a case-fatality rate of 93% at that point. CIDRAP overview of Marburg hemorrhagic feverlast_img read more

WHO cites possible family cluster of H5N1 cases in Indonesia

first_imgNov 29, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today raised the possibility that Indonesia’s latest confirmed case of H5N1 avian influenza was part of a family cluster of three cases.In noting Indonesia’s confirmation of the case in a 16-year-old boy from West Java province, the WHO said he had two brothers who both died recently of an illness that included fever and breathing difficulty. The 16-year-old fell ill with a fever and cough on Nov 6, was hospitalized 10 days later, and is in stable condition, the WHO said.The two brothers, aged 7 and 20, both became ill Nov 3 and died Nov 11, the agency said. Their illness was presumed to be typhoid fever, but no samples were taken before burial, which precluded definitive diagnosis of their cases.The WHO didn’t assess the likelihood that the two deceased brothers had H5N1 or that the virus spread from person to person in the family. The statement said investigators found that chickens in the household had died in the 2 weeks before the deceased brothers got sick, and samples from the birds are being tested.Most human cases of H5N1 have been attributed to exposure to sick poultry. Family clusters of cases raise the possibility of person-to-person transmission of the virus, which could signal an increase in the risk of a pandemic. Researchers reported recently that 15 family clusters occurred in Southeast Asia between January 2004 and July 2005. But only one family cluster, which occurred in Thailand in September 2004, has been classified as a probable result of person-to-person spread.WHO to investigate Chinese casesIn other news, the WHO today confirmed previous reports that it would help investigate two recent human H5N1 cases in China’s Anhui province. WHO experts are part of a team investigating the fatal cases in two women, both farmers, aged 24 and 35.The team is gathering information about how the two women were exposed to the virus. They lived some distance apart, and there is no known link between the cases, the WHO said. China has had three human cases so far.Meanwhile, two new poultry outbreaks of avian flu were reported in China today, one in the northwestern region of Xingiang and one in the central province of Hunan, according to a Reuters report.The WHO statement said China has had 25 poultry outbreaks in nine provinces since mid-October.Outbreaks wane in Thailand and RussiaIn Thailand, the government said only one area is still under an avian flu watch, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report today. The country has had a number of poultry outbreaks and four human cases in recent months.An official named Surapong Suebwonglee told AFP that a site in Nonthaburi province remained under 21-day surveillance for avian flu, “but if nothing goes wrong tomorrow, that will be lifted.”In Russia, the health ministry said only two areas are still affected by avian flu, down from 10 a month ago, according to another AFP report today. The sites are in the Kurgan region, about 1,300 miles southeast of Moscow, and in the Astrakhan region, about 930 miles south of Moscow, on the Caspian Sea.US eases restriction on Canadian poultryThe United States lifted a week-old ban on poultry from British Columbia after concluding that the strain of avian flu found in two ducks on farms east of Vancouver posed no threat to human health, Bloomberg News reported yesterday.The ban will remain in effect for poultry on farms within 3 miles of where the two infected ducks were found, the story said. Dr. Con Kiley of the Canadian Food Inspection Service said the virus found at the first farm was identified as an H5N2 strain, and the same result was expected at the second farm, according to the story. The farms are near Chilliwack.The United States had banned all live poultry and raw poultry products from British Columbia on Nov 21. About 58,000 ducks on the two affected farms were killed as a precaution.See also:Nov 29 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_11_29/en/index.htmllast_img read more

HHS orders 18 million doses of anthrax vaccine

first_img Besides the shelf-life bonus, the contract also provides for bonuses if the company makes progress toward winning regulatory approval for using the vaccine to help protect people after possible exposure to anthrax (postexposure prophylaxis, or PEP). The vaccine is currently approved only for preexposure use. Sep 26 Emergent BioSolutions news releasehttp://investors.emergentbiosolutions.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=202582&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1055689 The contract also includes $2.2 million to cover shipping costs for delivering doses to the national stockpile, the company said. HHS has a goal of acquiring a next-generation anthrax vaccine that would require fewer doses and cause fewer side effects. In 2004 the agency awarded an $877 million contract to VaxGen Inc., based in Brisbane, Calif., for 75 million doses of a vaccine based on a recombinant form of an anthrax protein called protective antigen. But last December HHS canceled the contract after problems with the vaccine’s stability caused VaxGen to miss a deadline for starting a phase 2 clinical trial. Under the contract, HHS also promises to pay Emergent up to $11.5 million for achieving certain steps toward winning a PEP indication for the vaccine, the company said. Officials said they expect to receive $8.8 million of that by the end of this year. Sep 26, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The federal government has awarded a $400 million contract to Emergent BioSolutions for another 18.75 million doses of anthrax vaccine, with a bonus to be paid if the company wins approval for extending the vaccine’s shelf life. Funds for the anthrax vaccine come from Project BioShield, a $5.6 billion program that Congress established in 2004 to promote development of medical countermeasures for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons by guaranteeing that the government would buy promising products. Sep 26 HHS news releasehttp://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2007pres/09/20070926a.html “HHS expects to issue a new rPA anthrax Vaccine Request for Proposals within the next month or so,” Wolfson added. HHS officials said in a statement today, “Today’s acquisition, in addition to the current stockpile of anthrax vaccine, will allow HHS to maintain a stockpile of at least 10 million doses of anthrax vaccine through 2011. In addition, HHS has two current contracts for the acquisition of anthrax antitoxins, to treat individuals with advanced anthrax disease.” See also: center_img Emergent BioSolutions, based in Gaithersburg, Md., previously sold a total of 10 million doses of AVA to HHS under contracts awarded in May 2005 and May 2006, according to a company news release. The 3-year contract for BioThrax vaccine, also known as Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed (AVA), is worth up to $448 million, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The vaccine will go into the Strategic National Stockpile of drugs and medical supplies for civilian use. HHS still aims to acquire 75 million doses of a new anthrax vaccine, or enough to immunize 25 million people, Wolfson told CIDRAP News by e-mail. He said the agency published a request for information from industry on a recombinant protective antigen (rPA) vaccine in May. The vaccine has an official 3-year shelf life, but the company applied to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last year to extend the shelf life to 4 years, the company said. If the FDA approves the application before the new contract expires in September 2010, the company will receive about $34 million to reflect an increase in the vaccine price. The company won’t get any of the money if the FDA doesn’t approve the change before the contract expires. The stockpile contains enough antibiotics to treat 40 million people for anthrax, according to Marc Wolfson, a spokesman for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. AVA, developed in the 1950s, is the only anthrax vaccine licensed in the United States. It requires six doses, with an annual booster recommended thereafter. More than 1.6 US military personnel have received the vaccine since 1998, but some have protested or refused the vaccine because of concern about side effects. In announcing the purchase, Rear Adm. Craig Vanderwagen, MD, HHS assistant secretary for preparedness and response, said, “Together with the already substantial supply of antibiotics, our nation’s first line of defense against an anthrax attack, this additional AVA anthrax vaccine will further broaden the stockpile’s medical countermeasures.” But major biotechnology companies showed little interest in the program. As a result, last December Congress passed a bill designed to strengthen the program. The bill established the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority within HHS, which can pay contractors when they achieve development milestones, instead of requiring them deliver finished products before they can get paid. Dec 20, 2006, CIDRAP News story “HHS cancels VaxGen anthrax vaccine contract”http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/bt/anthrax/news/dec2006vaxgen.htmllast_img read more

The 41st session of the CNTB Tourist Board was held

first_imgThe 41st session of the CNTB Tourist Board was held at the Ministry of Tourism, at which the members of the Council were presented with proposals for a public call by the Croatian National Tourist Board for grants to destination management companies in 2019 and presented information on the organization of the annual congress of the British Tourism Professionals of Travel and Tourism which will be held in Split from 10 to 12 June 2019 and whose household Split won in competition with Barcelona and Genoa. “Our tourism is high quality and important for the entire economy, so it is important to enable its further progress through the legal framework – we are in the process of adopting a reform package of tourism laws that will decentralize, depoliticize the system, with stronger professionalization and contribution to balanced development., pointed out the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia and the President of the Croatian Tourist Board Gari Cappelli.At the session of the Tourist Board of the CNTB, the Public Invitation for granting support to programs of destination management companies in 2019 was adopted, ie for package arrangements or tours consisting of transport, accommodation and other tourist services intended for market segments of special interest.We add that the Tourist Board also adopted a proposal for a decision on granting temporary jurisdiction over the Slovak market to the director of a representative office in the Czech Republic based in Prague. In 2019, a total of HRK 26 million was provided.last_img read more

Dubrovnik Hotels Maestral finally found a private investor

first_imgDirector for the acquirer of PND strategija doo Matea Mateković thanked Minister Marić for his cooperation and added: “Our plans are to start the realization of the project as soon as possible, because we believe that the Maestral hotels deserve to have a much better position than they have at the moment. We will take over the business documentation as soon as possible and start preparing the hotel for the upcoming tourist season.” Minister of State Property Goran Marić, Director for the acquirer of PND strategija doo Matea Mateković and Director of CERP Milan Plećaš signed on Tuesday (February 19, 2019) in the Ministry of State Property an Agreement on the sale and transfer of shares Hotels Maestral, worth 153,5 million. these are a total of 60,65% of shares, which have so far been owned by the Republic of Croatia. After many years of agony, eight tenders, purchases and the withdrawal of investors, and due to unresolved legal relations, the status of the Hotel Maestral was finally resolved, which found its new private investors. On the occasion of signing the contract, Minister Marić said: “This is a great success, after eight failed competitions and the ninth round, the process has finally been successfully completed. The Board of Directors of CERP made a decision to accept the most favorable offer and thus completed the privatization of the last hotel complex in the Republic of Croatia. In the last three tenders of the hotel and tourism sector, we have secured around HRK 600 million and more than HRK 2,5 billion in investments in the state budget. We expect the buyer to access the business plans for investment and raising to the highest possible level of hotel categorization as soon as possible, because it is inadmissible for Dubrovnik to have one or two star hotels.. “Maric pointed out.center_img Hotels Maestral in its portfolio consists of five hotels in Dubrovnik, with a total capacity of 472 rooms, with 931 beds (hotel Uvala **** (51), hotel Splendid *** (59), hotel Komodor *** (63), hotel Vis *** (142), Hotel Adriatic ** (107) and the pavilion Adriatica Rooms ** (50)).  All of the Company’s hotels and rooms at Adriatica Rooms are located next to each other in the western part of Dubrovnik, in the Lapad Bay, only 3,5 km from the historic center and approximately 25 km from Dubrovnik Airport.last_img read more

FlixBus is re-establishing bus connections to European destinations

first_imgAll available destinations and departures from 18.6., Can already be checked via the website or application and buy tickets.  From next Thursday, it will be possible to travel again from 30 European destinations to Zagreb, Split, Šibenik, Zadar, Rijeka, Pula, Rovinj, Varaždin, Osijek, Vukovar and other destinations within Croatia. ̋Demand for international travel has been shown since the very beginning of the re-establishment of public transport. We have adapted all our departures to the current epidemiological situation in Europe. We will add new destinations and countries as the situation and market demand develop. ̋ said Ante Grbeša, director of FlixBus CEE South region.  After new concessions of measures of the Civil Protection Headquarters in bus transport of passengers, and in accordance with the conditions of travel within individual European countries, FlixBus 18.6. re – establishes international bus lines and connects Croatia with Slovenia, Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Luxembourg. ̋The demand for travel within Croatia still exists, and we have added destinations such as Plitvice Lakes, Rijeka, Slavonski Brod and Imotski with daily departures to central and southern Dalmatia, while respecting safety recommendations for our passengers. ̋ Grbeša concluded. In this way, travelers are once again enabled to travel for either tourist, family or business purposes through one part of Europe.  Given the importance of road and bus traffic in the tourism sector, the opening of borders and the relaxation of measures will ensure a new influx of tourists who arrive in Croatia every season by FlixBus in significant numbers. The increase in the number of tourists arriving from abroad by FlixBus buses, from season to season, grew by up to 80% according to certain destinations, which speaks volumes about the importance of bus traffic for Croatian tourism.last_img read more