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Shane Warne shares bittersweet family news

<p dir="auto">The Aussie cricket legend posted a sweet photo of children Brooke, Jackson and Summer after the latter finished her schooling.</p> <p>“Wow. What a day!!!” Warne wrote in an Instagram story.</p> <p>“All three of my beautiful children have now completed year 12.</p> <p>“Which means no more school fees, drop offs, pick ups and fighting for a car park, parent teacher nights, sports all over melb x 3 on weekends, school plays, events, making lunches, sports gear, blazer and being a taxi – oh and an ATM.”</p> <p>Warne admitted that despite the jokes, it was a bittersweet moment for him.</p> <p>“Sort of sad too as they were fun times &amp; will be great memories for all of us,” he said.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838942/shane-warne.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/12f6e608fd0f4ac581963ec743a6783e" /></p> <p>“So proud of the young awesome adults you’ve become @brookewarne @jacksonwarne18 @summerwarne!! Love dad.”</p> <p>Warne shares three children with his ex-wife Simone Callahan; son Jackson, 21, and daughters Brooke, 22, and Summer, 19.</p> <p>In May the 51-year-old opened up about failing his family with his off-field indiscretions throughout his career.</p> <p>“I’m not proud of all of my decisions,” Warne told<span> </span><em>Fox Sports</em>.</p> <p>“I made some horrible mistakes and choices with things.</p> <p>“But I was always true to myself and that’s what I’m proud of today.</p> <p>“Some of the things were really hard to take.</p> <p>“I let my family down, I embarrassed my children ... but that’s something I have to live with.</p> <p>“But for all of those bad choices I’ve also been very proud of all the good things I’ve done.</p> <p>“I’ve done a lot of good things but sometimes people like to harp on about the bad things because it’s a better headline.”</p>

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Nicole Kidman overjoyed as 18-storey portrait is unveiled in Sydney

<p>A huge, 18-storey hand-painted portrait of Nicole Kidman has been unveiled over the weekend in Sydney, to celebrate the release of her new series, The Undoing.</p> <p>On Monday, Kidman was filled with joy as she saw the artwork in person for the first time at the famous Kings Cross street.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CHoUS9VJVvE/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CHoUS9VJVvE/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Nicole Kidman (@nicolekidman)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"WOW! Thank you Sydney for celebrating #TheUndoing It's back tonight xx," she captioned alongside a picture of her standing below the giant mural.</p> <p>The painting took 11 artists and over 400 hours to complete. It was placed on the side of the apartment building, Top of the Town, in Darlinghurst on Saturday and has made history for being the largest hand-painted mural in the Southern Hemisphere.</p> <p>The portrait is the size of an Olympic swimming pool and was commissioned by BINGE to celebrate Kidman’s new series.</p> <p>In the theme of the series, Kidman's portrait will "come undone" as it unravels into a second artwork from today, Tuesday November 17.</p> <p>The project is temporary. The building will be painted over and restored back to its original state on November 23.</p> <p>The Undoing, which Kidman stars in alongside actor Hugh Grant, tells the story of a Manhattan couple who are embroiled in a murder mystery.</p>

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Lost wedding ring looking for its owner 20 years later

<p>A man is determined to return a wedding ring he found in his Melbourne pool almost 20 years ago to its loving owners.</p> <p>Andrew Winters told Nine News he was swimming in his parents' pool in Wheelers Hill, Melbourne back in the early 2000s, when he spotted something glistening in the water.</p> <p>"I went to touch it and said 'hold on this is a ring'," he said.</p> <p>"Back then there wasn't as much social media. I didn't think about reuniting it - I didn't know how."</p> <p>The men’s wedding ring has "Mick Love Mary 28/11/1970" inscribed on the inside.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838779/wedding-ring.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/2eb226ec0e154035af90f09960ffb42c" /></p> <p>Mr Winters says he believes the original owner could have lost the ring at a salt processing plant.</p> <p>He found the ring shortly after his family filled the pool with salt.</p> <p>"There was no other way it could have got in the pool," he said.</p> <p>"The owner may have worked in the salt industry."</p> <p>Mr Winters and his partner said they attempted to find the owner in 2013, but had no success.</p> <p>He is determined to reunite the precious possession to its rightful owner.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838778/wedding-ring-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/461032ddc646481b95237882b0ba5048" /></p> <p>"We sent some messages on Facebook, but it didn't really eventuate," he said.</p> <p>"I just want to reunite someone and cheer them up – I know how upsetting it is to lose something, it would be great to reunite them."</p>

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Aussie entertainer Jeanne Little dies aged 82

<p>Lisa Wilkinson has paid tribute to beloved Australian entertainer Jeanne Little who died at the age of 82 over the weekend.</p> <p>Wilkinson worked with Little on panel show Beauty and the Beast in the 90s,</p> <p>“She was such a sweetheart,” Wilkinson said about Little on The Sunday Project. “She was a gorgeous woman. She was gracious. She was kind to somebody who was brand new to television.</p> <p>“She was best known as being able to take a whole stack of green garbage bags and turn them into amazing fashion.”</p> <p>Wilkinson continued to say that Little was the same person on and off screen, saying, “That was one of the many things we loved about her”.</p> <p>According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Little’s daughter Katie took to Facebook to report her passing on Saturday night.</p> <p>This is a huge shock – but I’m so grateful,” she’s reported to have written. “Love you all my friends.”</p> <p>Little made her television debut on The Mike Walsh Show in 1974, and two years later won the Gold Logie for most popular television personality. Starring roles on the stage and small screen followed, and by the 1990s, she was a regular, lively panel member on the talk show Beauty and the Beast, known for her outrageous costumes and hilarious personality.</p> <p>She was diagnosed with rapid-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009 and was being cared for in the same Sydney nursing home as her husband Barry, who died last year.</p>

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Wedding dress disaster turns to miraculous save

<p>An initially furious bride-to-be has revealed the hilarious chain of events after she complained about her wedding dress.</p> <p>She ordered the dress online and fired off an "angry letter" to online store Milly Bridal after her tulle and diamante fishtail bridal gown looked "nothing like what I had ordered".</p> <p>She also attached two pictures for reference of the dress to show the online store.</p> <p>After the online store received her email, the company informed the bride-to-be that she'd put the dress on inside out.</p> <p>“Please put it on the right way,” the letter stated.</p> <p>After finding humour in the incident, the bride-to-be posted it online.</p> <p>“Two weeks ago my wedding dress came in,” she wrote.</p> <p>“I was really upset about the look of it and sent an angry email to the company wanting to return it.</p> <p>“I took pictures of me in the dress telling them it looked nothing like what I had ordered.</p> <p>“Well, today I received this response from the company: ‘You put the dress on inside out, please put it on the right way.’</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838708/wedding-dress-body-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/eb25f9711c4c41cd97ce60c748b410e4" /></p> <p>“Who knew that they shipped wedding dresses inside out?! The dress actually turned out beautiful.”</p> <p>The bride-to-be was embarrassed about lashing out at the online bridal store and went public to make up for the angry email.</p> <p>“Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much school we put behind us, we’re still going to lack common sense, like how to put clothes on properly,” she laughed.</p> <p>The dress ended up looking beautiful once it was on the right way.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838709/wedding-dress-body.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/7c4a09c9f91c4a1cb84a7a84529caf8c" /></p> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>The bride-to-be explained her reasons for sharing the incident online.</p> <p>“They probably didn’t appreciate my angry email, this post is the least I could do to thank them for ‘fixing’ the problem (me, the problem was me).</p> <p>“But I hope they appreciated a good laugh. And you all too - during this tense time of the election results, I hope you take comfort in the fact I was not on your presidential ballot nor will I ever be running for any office.</p> <p>“I’ll help save your life but seriously - please don’t call me to dress you, apparently I have trouble doing that for myself!”</p> </div>

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How COVID all but killed the Australian CBD

<p>The <a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02723638.2015.1075318">central business district</a> has historically been the beating heart of metropolitan regions across Australia. The polished glass and steel high-rise offices, hotels and apartment complexes stand as monuments to <a href="https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1068/a3720">architectural</a>, construction, engineering and, of course, economic success.</p> <p>CBD-based workers and visitors, plus <a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00049182.2016.1220901">increasing residential densities</a>, have played a major role in sustaining the diversity and vibrancy of retailing in our capital cities. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed that. The impacts on CBDs across Australia’s capital cities have been devastating.</p> <p>We explore these impacts city by city in this article. In a second article, we consider the implications of the loss of CBD activity for our cities.</p> <p>In urban planning terms, CBDs have long stood at the apex of the <a href="https://www.dplh.wa.gov.au/getmedia/4386f155-219a-405f-97b7-e012e4963683/SPP-4-2activity_centres_policy_2_">activity centre hierarchy</a>. They are key nodes of employment and consumption for the services, hospitality and retail sectors. Most CBD workers and shoppers travel from middle and outer suburbs.</p> <p>Globally, however, the retail sector has experienced profound changes over the past 5-10 years. The result is so-called <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/11/22/malls-are-dying-only-these-ones-have-figured-out-secrets-success-internet-age/">“dead malls” in the US</a> and the <a href="https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057%2F978-1-137-52153-8">“death” of the high street</a> in the UK.</p> <p>In Australia, CBD-based retailing has been on life support for most of 2020. At times Australian CBDs, especially Melbourne, and some shopping centres have resembled <a href="https://thewest.com.au/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-crisis-perth-city-and-shopping-centres-a-ghost-town-ng-b881508613z">ghost towns</a>.</p> <p><strong>A hollowed-out CBD</strong></p> <p>Data from <a href="https://www.google.com/covid19/mobility/data_documentation.html?hl=en">Google’s Community Mobility Reports</a> provide insights into visitor trends to retail/recreation places at a range of scales – national, state and local government area. The Google data show percentage changes in visitor numbers from a <a href="https://support.google.com/covid19-mobility/answer/9824897?hl=en">baseline day</a>: “the median value from the 5-week period Jan 3 - Feb 6, 2020”.</p> <p>For the two weeks from February 15-29, average visitor numbers to retail/recreation places across all major capital cities were above their baselines. Adelaide led the way with numbers up by 23.2%. Melbourne (8.5%) and Sydney (5.8%) were performing relatively well. Brisbane’s footfall was up by only 0.7%; below the national average of 1.3%.</p> <p>Adelaide’s numbers were 56% and 50% above the city baseline on February 29 and March 7. Two factors explain this: the Adelaide Festival was on; and March 6-9 was a long weekend public holiday in South Australia.</p> <p>The arrival of COVID-19 in late February and government responses had a dramatic impact on visitors to retail/recreation places across all capital cities. CBD-dominant local government areas (LGAs) – Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney – were more badly affected than Hobart and Brisbane whose metropolitan regions are defined by a single LGA.</p> <p>As can be seen below, visitor numbers began to decline in early March. Perth’s numbers fell by 42% on March 2. A week later, March 9, numbers in Brisbane, Melbourne and Hobart fell by 10%, 19% and 34% respectively. Sydney experienced its first double-digit decline (19%) on March 14.</p> <p>From mid-March the numbers went into free fall across all state capitals.</p> <p>Nationally, retail/recreation visitors were down 76% by April 10. CBD-dominant LGAs were even more dramatically affected. Perth was down by 95%. Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart were close behind at -93%, -92% and -90% respectively. Brisbane (down 80%) was the least affected capital city.</p> <p>All these capitals began to experience a rebound in visitor numbers from mid-April through to late July. Brisbane led the way as numbers climbed back to their highest levels, 3% below its baseline, on July 19. Perth was 12% below baseline on the same day.</p> <p>The return of retail/recreation visitors in Sydney has been a slow, bumpy process and lagged well behind the national trend. The city’s best visitor numbers for the April-July period were on July 4 with -32%. Sydney did not surpass these numbers until October 4 when visitors were 30% below its baseline.</p> <p>Melbourne’s best day since its low of -95% on April 10 was June 20 when footfall was down by 53%. The second lockdown in early August sent Melbourne’s visitor numbers plummeting again, to -90% on August 22. As of October 16, the city had made a small recovery with numbers down by 85%.</p> <p><strong>‘Localism’ on the rise</strong></p> <p>As a result of many people, <a href="https://theconversation.com/5-charts-on-how-covid-19-is-hitting-australias-young-adults-hard-147254">especially casuals</a>, losing their jobs and large numbers of office-based CBD workers <a href="http://www.roymorgan.com/findings/8451-roy-morgan-working-from-home-june-2020-202006290638">working from home</a>, the suburbs have emerged as the dominant space of retail/recreation activity in metropolitan Australia.</p> <p>The data clearly show retail/recreation numbers in outer-suburban LGAs were much less affected than CBD-dominant LGAs. In other words, a new sense of <a href="https://insideretail.com.au/news/three-key-consumer-behaviour-shifts-that-will-come-out-of-covid-19-202006">“localism”</a> has emerged.</p> <p>The table below provides an overview of the changes (average, median, minimum and maximum) in visitors to retail/recreation places nationally and for 30 LGAs from across the capital city metropolitan regions from February 15 to October 16.</p> <p>Nationally, numbers were down almost 20% on average, with a low of -76% on April 10. Nineteen LGAs performed above the national average. Most of these were traditional outer-suburban LGAs in Adelaide, Perth and Sydney.</p> <p>Unsurprisingly, average visitor numbers in Melbourne’s outer suburban LGAs were well below the national trend. But so too were numbers for the Gold Coast (-22.45%) and Parramatta (-24.16%), Sydney’s so-called second CBD.</p> <p>The charts below provide detailed overviews of daily trends for CBD-based and outer-suburban LGAs across Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.</p> <p>Overall trends in CBD and outer-suburban LGAs across the state capitals have followed similar trajectories. However the fall in numbers has been much more severe in CBD-dominant LGAs, while recovery has been more rapid in outer suburban LGAs.</p> <p>Perth and Adelaide have fared better than Australia’s two powerhouse CBDs – Sydney and Melbourne. This is largely due to a combination of factors including: more effective management of COVID-19; smaller and less dense populations; and fewer international and interstate visitors.</p> <p>The rebounds in Adelaide and Perth, albeit still below baseline, and the upcoming Christmas shopping period offer a glimmer of hope for CBD retailers in Sydney and Melbourne.</p> <p>Now that the hard lockdown in Melbourne has ended, we are likely to see an immediate rebound in visitor numbers. However, given how low numbers have fallen, a return to “normality” – a dominant CBD – seems a long way off.</p> <p>CBD retailers will likely continue to endure the legacy impacts of COVID-19 when this pandemic eventually passes. And they face wider structural challenges from within the wider retail sector, which we discuss in our second article.</p> <p><em>Written by <a href="https://theconversation.com/profiles/paul-j-maginn-3915">Paul J. Maginn</a>, University of Western Australia and <a href="https://theconversation.com/profiles/gary-mortimer-1322">Gary Mortimer</a>, Queensland University of Technology. Republished with permission of <a href="https://theconversation.com/how-covid-all-but-killed-the-australian-cbd-147848">The Conversation.</a> </em></p>

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Delta Goodrem scorches in Melbourne Cup outfit

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>Australian musician Delta Goodrem is performing at Melbourne Cup.</p> <p>She's showed off her outfit on social media, with fans loving the white and red combo.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height:281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838587/delta-body.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f5777168536646e4a1843fa6f6cdbda4" /></p> <p>Goodrem will be performing her hit song Solid Gold after the race that stops the nation.</p> <p>"Everyone has a ticket to Cup Week this year by tuning into Network 10 tomorrow to see the 160th running of the Melbourne Cup &amp; celebrating this great Aussie event," she posted on Instagram. "I’ll be performing Solid Gold after the race on Network 10!"</p> <p>It's set to be a nice day for Goodrem to perform as the Bureau of Meterology has predicted no rain and a top of 30 degrees for the race. This is the hottest it's been in six years for the Melbourne Cup.</p> <p>Nine reporter Christine Ahern told <a rel="noopener" href="https://twitter.com/TheTodayShow/status/1322981387197100032?s=20" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink"><em>The Today Show</em> </a>on Monday: “We’re going to actually have 29 degrees which is unheard of in Melbourne at this time of year.”</p> <p>New Zealand has also warned its citizens to ensure everything stays above board, with a media release reminding anyone whose running a Melbourne Cup sweep that they are unable to offer firearms or sexual services as prizes.</p> <p>"Prize money can't exceed $500, all money raised must be returned as prizes, firearms liquor, tobacco and sexual services are all prohibited prizes and the organiser can't pocket a fee or profit in any way from holding a sweepstake," the media release from Te Tari Taiwhenua, Department of Internal Affairs confirmed.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Sophie Delezio is all grown up!

<p>Miracle burns survivor Sophie Delezio is not the cute sweetheart that we quite remember gracing our screens over 17 years ago.</p> <p>When the heartbreaking images of little Sophie showing her with horrific burns took over the news cycle, it was forever etched into the hearts of Australian.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838539/sophie-delezio-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/feace17293e54dadbc3b127de9b733cc" /></p> <p>Despite her intense hardships, Sophie’s warrior spirit and beaming smile never dulled or faded – and now over a decade later, she has grown into a young woman.</p> <p>The ambitious 19-year-old has grown is studying sociology and international relations at the University of London.</p> <p>"Sophie is a very determined young woman," her proud father Ron <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/celebrity/celeb-news/sophie-delezio-moving-overseas-54700" target="_blank">told<em> The Weekly</em> in 2019. </a></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838538/sophie-delezio-4.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/4b76b5b012c145e88ef28655300c7a88" /></p> <p>"She has had to be determined and strong all her life. After everything that she has endured in the past 15 years, her just being alive is a testament to how determined she really is.</p> <p>“She has had a plan to live overseas for at least a couple of years and she's been quietly working toward that goal the entire time."</p> <p>Sophie lost her feet, an ear and some of her fingers when a car ploughed into her Sydney daycare centre just before Christmas in 2003.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838540/sophie-delezio-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/6fd718e19cf9439490d7d3852899fa6e" /></p> <p>She then suffered a heart attack when she was hit by a car and thrown almost 20 metres in another terrible accident in May 2006.</p> <p>Despite her struggle, Sophie has never let her lifelong disabilities prevent her from chasing her dreams.</p> <p>"In my mind I'm not 'Sophie the girl with no legs' but someone completely normal. I think of myself as Sophie the chatterbox, the socialite, the girl who loves a good hamburger and enjoys each day as much as she can," she has said.</p> <p>"Everything is a choice. You can choose not to see the positive in things.</p> <p>“You can choose to just focus on the negatives and wallow in pity. Everyone is allowed to grieve but you also need to look at the beauty in the world."</p>

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Dressed to kill: 6 ways horror folklore is fashioned in the movies

<p>“Beauty is pain,” goes the famous adage. The phrase suggests that in order to fully understand what a society considers beautiful, you must explore ugliness. Enter the horror movie.</p> <p>Horror often examines “<a href="https://utpress.utexas.edu/books/grant-dread-of-difference-second-edition">the dread of difference</a>” seen in society, and cinema scholars like Barry Keith Grant have studied how horror films explore gender roles.</p> <p>Women’s <a href="https://press.princeton.edu/books/paperback/9780691166292/men-women-and-chain-saws">violent struggles</a> as perpetrators and victims of horror — in the pursuit of sexual freedom, social empowerment and fulfilment of desire — are reflections of the concerns of a conflicted and changing society.</p> <p>In the book we edited, <em><a href="https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/fashioning-horror-9781350036185">Fashioning Horror: Dressing to Kill on Screen and in Literature</a></em> we explored how horror literature, film and folklore are expressed through fashion and costume. <a href="https://traversingscribes.wordpress.com/">Our approach</a> was informed by our background in fashion studies, folklore and literature, as we investigated the central importance of clothing to the horror genre.</p> <p>Here, we demonstrate how common fears around femininity are expressed through costume and roles in the movies.</p> <p><strong>The ghost</strong></p> <p>The <a href="https://io9.gizmodo.com/why-are-there-so-many-ghost-stories-about-a-woman-in-w-5851037">well-known popular image of</a> a haunting woman in white is a classic gothic and horror trope rooted in <a href="https://www.jstor.org/stable/1259197">European folklore dating back to pre-Christian and pagan times</a>. Whether dressed in the white of a burial shroud, or the white of mourning, “the White Lady” often appeared by moonlight.</p> <p>The film <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000000000298130/"><em>The Ring</em> (2002)</a> based on the <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0178868/">Japanese horror film</a> of the same name derived from the <a href="https://books.google.ca/books/about/Ring.html?id=ss0k8a1myFcC&amp;redir_esc=y">novel by Koji Suzuki</a>, shows a contemporary reading of the ghost as related to anxieties about new technology, social change and family relationships. The ghost in white is not seen by moonlight but by the blue glow of a television screen. <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0915208/">Naomi Watts</a> portrays a journalist who investigates a cursed videotape that seemingly kills the viewer seven days after watching it.</p> <p>In 2008, designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy took inspiration from the white shirtdress worn by Sadako, the vengeful video ghost in the 1998 Japanese original film, for their <a href="https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2008-ready-to-wear/rodarte">Rodarte fall show</a>.</p> <p><strong>The bride</strong></p> <p>In horror, the figure of the bride represents the thwarted promise of the virginal woman abandoned or killed before she was to be wed and is related to anxiety about domesticity. <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0144120/"><em>Bride of Chucky</em> (1998)</a> shows the depths to which two murderous dolls will go to turn human again.</p> <p>Dolls have <a href="https://doi.org/10.1086/507499">traditionally</a> been used to instruct girls into their future roles as mothers and wives, and fashion dolls herald new trends. The doll in this movie presents quite a different set of possibilities for those who dare to play with her. Bored by expectations of conventional womanhood, both as a sex symbol and as a housewife, Tiffany (<a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000236/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm">Jennifer Tilly</a>) transforms herself into a Martha Stewart in the kitchen and a crazed serial killer outside the home. <a href="https://barbie.mattel.com/shop">Barbie</a>, eat your heart out.</p> <p><strong>The mother</strong></p> <p><a href="https://lwlies.com/articles/motherhood-horror-cinema-a-quiet-place-hereditary/">Mothers subverting expected norms</a> is a common theme in <a href="https://www.npr.org/2015/10/28/450657717/why-are-old-women-often-the-face-of-evil-in-fairy-tales-and-folklore">folklore and horror</a>. In the film <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7958736/"><em>Ma</em> (2019)</a>, actor <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0818055">Octavia Spencer</a> plays a traumatized and psychopathic mother who locks up and drugs her daughter to keep her close. In the film, veterinary assistant Sue Ann (Spencer) is called upon by a group of (mostly white) teenagers to buy them alcohol; the teens nickname her Ma.</p> <p>Spencer has noted that <a href="https://www.indiewire.com/2020/07/viola-davis-betrayed-the-help-systemic-racism-1234573862">due to systemic racism</a>, Black women in Hollywood have faced limited dramatic opportunities for roles that push the stereotypes of Black women as caregivers. The actor said one appeal of starring in <em>Ma</em> was pushing beyond that mould and subverting the idea of <a href="https://variety.com/2019/scene/news/octavia-spencer-on-ma-these-types-of-roles-havent-been-available-to-women-of-color-1203218410/">Black people dying at the beginning of horror films</a>.</p> <p>Viewers learn Sue Ann experienced humiliating teen years and what begins as apparent friendly support soon spirals out of control.</p> <p>The film mines the hidden depths of Sue Ann’s resentment and fears for her own daughter as she seeks to avenge her own past. A classic transformation scene sees Sue Ann change from wearing mostly scrubs, a reference to self-effacing caregiving roles, into a glamorous outfit. Ma sits at her mirrored vanity table applying lipstick surrounded by red candles. <a href="https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-igq60-Y5Q&amp;list=RDAMVMZ-igq60-Y5Q">“Pow,” she says to her reflection</a> before heading downstairs to kung-fu kick a pyramid of beer cans.</p> <p>Her retro looks include acid-washed denim, black lace, and leopard print. Through the lens of the teens who laugh at her and find her “uncool,” these outfits suggest society’s discomfort with women stepping out of their roles as matrons and caregivers to maintain an equal place in society.</p> <p><strong>The vampiress</strong></p> <p>The female vampire turns the notion of female sexuality on its head in horrifying ways. So popular was the archetype of the man-eater in early cinema, that the “vamp” became a recognizable look for fashionable silent film actresses like <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000847/">Theda Bara</a>, <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0615736/">Musidora</a> and <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0620519/">Nita Naldi</a>.</p> <p>The undead female vampire costumes herself for seduction and disguise. Consumption therefore takes on a dual role, unlocking anxieties about capitalism. The stylish film <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1714915/"><em>Only Lovers Left Alive</em> (2013)</a>, featuring fashion icon <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0842770/">Tilda Swinton</a>, played with this by costuming her character in a mixture of old and new fabrics, with an emphasis on loungewear.</p> <p>Swinton’s shock-blonde hair was supplemented by <a href="https://www.thecut.com/2014/04/vampire-costumes-of-only-lovers-left-alive.html">yak wool</a>, further hinting at the not-quite-human nature of the vampire. <em>Vogue</em> even encouraged readers to “<a href="https://www.vogue.com/article/dress-the-part-only-lovers-left-alive-fashion">get the look</a>.” Swinton presents a new type of vampiress; one not reliant on her sexuality to stand out. She has style.</p> <p><strong>The witch</strong></p> <p><a href="https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol22/iss3/6">Fears that women will escape patriarchy</a>, particularly through sexual independence, underpin this mythology, and stories of witches can be both terrifying and empowering.</p> <p>The 1996 film <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115963/"><em>The Craft</em></a> inspired <a href="https://i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/qv8qe5/how-the-craft-empowered-a-generation-of-teen-misfits">a generation of teenage girls</a> and included frank explorations of teen suicide, depression, racist bullying, sexual harassment and slut-shaming. <a href="https://www.fairuza.org/">Fairuza Balk</a> plays the iconic teen witch Nancy Downs, an aggressive, angry goth girl, at odds with everyone outside her own small circle. As she gains in power, her appearance becomes wilder.</p> <p>Films about witches remind viewers that alternatives to the <a href="https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Waking-the-Witch/Pam-Grossman/9781982100704">dominant narratives about beauty and women’s bodies are possible</a>. A remake, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J60ueFp-jv8"><em>The Craft: Legacy</em></a> is set to be <a href="https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/09/the-craft-legacy-trailer-release-date">released this fall</a>. The presence of chokers, chains, dark lips and short hair in the trailer demonstrates the continued relevance of punk and goth influences for rebellious teens.</p> <p><strong>The monster</strong></p> <p>The fear of a woman’s appearance hiding something monstrous is an ancient trope. From the <a href="https://www.metmuseum.org/art/metpublications/Dangerous_Beauty_Medusa_in_Classical_Art_The_Metropolitan_Museum_of_Art_Bulletin_v75_no_3">ancient Greek gorgon</a>, to the folk tales of many cultures featuring <a href="https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004366251_008">seductive female</a> <a href="https://upcolorado.com/utah-state-university-press/item/2924-seven-demon-stories-from-medieval-japan">shape-shifting demons</a>, female beauty has the potential to kill onlookers.</p> <p>However, beauty may also come at a cost to the fashion victim, as seen in the morality tale of female vanity in <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054462/"><em>Wasp Woman</em> (1959)</a>.</p> <p>The fear of female aging, as well as the perceived arrogance and aggression of female executives, underpins this story which is an imaginative take on the of <a href="http://www.sarahalbeebooks.com/2012/07/reel-bugs-the-wasp-woman/">royal jelly in cosmetics</a>, still <a href="https://www.burtsbees.ca/product/skin-nourishment-hydrating-gel-cream">a cosmetic ingredient today</a>.</p> <p>The character Ms. Starlin (<a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0127693/">Susan Cabot</a>) is depicted as one with an intemperate desire for youthful good looks, but she is inadvertently transformed into a hideous wasp woman. How similar is this tale, at its core, to the gleeful take-downs of women who have undergone <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3781836/">botched plastic surgeries</a>?</p> <p><em>Written by <a href="https://theconversation.com/profiles/julia-petrov-1165055">Julia Petrov</a>, University of Alberta and <a href="https://theconversation.com/profiles/gudrun-d-whitehead-1167622">Gudrun D Whitehead</a>, University of Iceland. Republished with permission of <a href="https://theconversation.com/dressed-to-kill-6-ways-horror-folklore-is-fashioned-in-the-movies-147835">The Conversation.</a> </em></p>

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Grandma discovers hilarious X-rated detail on handbag

<p>An Aussie woman was shopping on Myer’s website when she came across an unexpected find.</p> <p>The Sydney grandmother was on the hunt for a handbag when she came across the store’s X-rated $19.95 Wild Fur You Australiana Tote Bag.</p> <p>She decided to click on the native-theme print, but upon closer inspection, she realised the bag wasn’t as innocent as she originally thought.</p> <p>The print showed native Aussie animals engaging in sexual activity.</p> <p>“I am all for a cheeky joke, but I draw the line at this,” the grandmother told <a rel="noopener" href="https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/aussie-grandmas-x-rated-find-in-myer-handbag-c-1472704" target="_blank">7News</a>. “Shocking!”</p> <p>It appears the tote bag is “no longer available” on Myer’s website. They have a clutch version with the same controversial design for $10, however it too appears to be just as popular with an “out of stock” message on the product.</p> <p>“Rock this daring clutch illustrated by Lilly Perrott and cause a scene,” the description reads.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9AYTDPnbOr/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9AYTDPnbOr/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">You guys seem to be going buck-wild for our Wild Fur You Australiana print! 🐨⁠ It is currently exclusively available with Myer through til the end of March and then we will have the full range online with La La Land 🌿⁠ ⁠ Doing the dishes just got a whole lot more steamy 😉⁠ ⁠ Sign up to our newsletter via the link in our bio and be the first to know when these wild animals land!⁠ Illustrated by @lillymirandaperrott ⁠ ⁠ #wildfuryou #animals #australiananimals #australiana #lalalandshop #funny #animalsmating #matinganimals #naughty #cheeky #homewares #illustration #art #australianart #australianartist #kangaroo #koala #dingo #wombat #echidna #platypus #pinkgalah</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/lalalandshop/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> La La Land Cards &amp; Gifts</a> (@lalalandshop) on Feb 25, 2020 at 2:03pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Despite it being too risqué for some, others seem to love it as the website features glowing reviews.</p> <p>“Great gift, you may even snag one for yourself,” one person wrote, adding that the bag is of “good quality”, “large and uniquely Australian”.</p> <p>Another said the purse has a “durable quality to the zipper”.</p> <p>“The print is certainly hilarious and went famously well when given to a friend who likes telling green jokes,” the person continued.</p> <p>“Unexpectedly raunchy but completely hilarious! Bought this to post to a friend in the US and definitely got more than I bargained for!” a third person added.</p> <p>The creators behind the design are Aussie brand<a rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/lalalandshop/?hl=en" target="_blank"> La La Land</a>, which sells a range of items including bags, reusable mugs and tea towels in the “Wild Fur You” print.</p> <p>“A best-selling cheeky Australian themed illustration by our talented in-house artist at La La Land, Lilly Perrott,” La La Land’s website reads.</p> <p>“A perfect adult gift to stand against the ordinary.”</p> <p>If you’re keen to get your hands on the now sold-out tote and clutch items on the Myer website, the original makers still have plenty options available via its own site.</p>

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Blink and you’ll miss it: what the budget did for working mums

<p>Working mothers get something in the budget, but not much, and not for long.</p> <p>Before the budget the second earner in a couple with young children (usually the mother) lost almost all of the income she made working for the second, third, forth and fifth days per week.</p> <p>It might be why many mothers work only one or two days per week.</p> <p>After the budget <a href="https://budget.gov.au/2020-21/content/factsheets/download/tax_fact-sheet.pdf">tax cuts</a> and one-year extension of the <a href="https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Income-and-deductions/Offsets-and-rebates/Low-and-middle-income-earners/">low and middle income tax offset</a> that mother will lose slightly less on the third, forth and fifth days.</p> <p>Our calculations of what will be lost prepared with former Department of Social Services analyst <a href="https://twitter.com/DPlunky">David Plunkett</a> take into account the extra earnings for each extra day worked, the extra childcare costs at the average fee net of subsidy, the extra income tax charged, the imposition of the Medicare levy after the second or third day of paid work, and the family tax benefits lost.</p> <p>We find that before the budget a second earner on the median female wage of $190 per day with a partner on the median male wage and two children in long day care, lost a hefty 47% of what she earned on the first day per week.</p> <p>On subsequent days her losses almost doubled.</p> <p>She lost 82% of what she earned on second day, 78% of what she earned on the third day, 81% of what she earned on the forth day and an extraordinary 89% of what she earned on the fifth day.</p> <p>After the budget tax changes, her losses for the first and second days remain unchanged, and her losses for the third, forth and fifth day change little, slipping to 76%, 81% and 83%.</p> <p>The bulk of the modest easing in the penalty for working comes from the extension of low and middle income tax offset.</p> <p>But the budget extended it for only one year, meaning that after one year the high effective marginal tax rates will spring back to near where they were.</p> <p>The high penalty makes it less surprising that the proportion of Australian women working full-time has climbed little in four decades.</p> <p>Expressed in terms of dollars kept by such a worker we find that on the first day she will keep $100.33 of her $190.</p> <p>On the second day she will keep only $35.65, and by the fifth day only $31.38.</p> <p>Examining the position of a much-higher earning second worker on the average female wage of $293.82 per day with partner on the average male wage, we find that on the first day she will keep $148.41 and by the fifth day only $48.25.</p> <p>Single parents face extremely high effective tax rates, even though government policy is meant to <a href="https://theconversation.com/the-bad-bits-of-parentsnext-just-came-back-133079">encourage</a> them to enter the paid workforce.</p> <p>A single parent on the average female wage of $76,000 actually goes backwards on Day 4 as she loses her parenting payment, wiping out altogether the benefit of moving from three to five days a week.</p> <p>The tax changes announced in the budget don’t solve the problem.</p> <p>The Minister for Education says out-of-pocket childcare costs are <a href="https://ministers.dese.gov.au/tehan/return-child-care-subsidy">less than $5 per hour</a> per child for the parents of three quarters of children in care, and less than $2 per hour per child for parents of the remaining one quarter.</p> <p>But set against the hourly wages of second earners and accompanied by the withdrawal of benefits, the costs are substantial – so much so that only <a href="https://www.education.gov.au/child-care-australia-report-march-quarter-2020">45%</a> of children under the age of five are cared for in childcare centres.</p> <p><strong>Different families cope in different ways</strong></p> <p>Facing high effective marginal tax rates of 80% when the statutory marginal tax rate (including the Medicare levy) is meant to top out at 47%, different families cope in different ways.</p> <p>In some, the mum goes back to work full time and the dad stays at home or works part time, sometimes facing <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/life/dads-taking-paternity-parental-leave-in-australia/11055054">workplace discrimination</a>.</p> <p>Others rely on grandparents.</p> <p>In many more, the mother doesn’t work. Fewer than <a href="https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/people/people-and-communities/gender-indicators-australia/latest-release">two thirds</a> of mothers with children aged under five are in paid work, compared with 95% of dads.</p> <p>Of those who are in paid work, <a href="https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/people/people-and-communities/gender-indicators-australia/latest-release#economic-security">60%</a> are part-time, compared to only 7% fathers.</p> <p>When their children get to school, half of these mothers continue to work part-time, and many stay part-time as children grow older.</p> <p>Yet women account for half of our population and <a href="https://www.abs.gov.au/statistics/people/people-and-communities/gender-indicators-australia/latest-release#education">more than half</a> of our University graduates.</p> <p><strong>Labor promises more, but not enough</strong></p> <p>Those staying out of the paid workforce lose income, human capital, skills, superannuation, and a connection to the labour market.</p> <p>Without economic independence they are poorer and more vulnerable to domestic violence.</p> <p>In his budget reply speech opposition leader Anthony Albanese promised to <a href="https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/albanese-pledges-universal-childcare-subsidy-in-budget-reply-20201008-p563ea.html">remove the annual cap on the childcare subsidy</a>, to subsidise up to 90% instead of 85% of the hourly fee and to withdraw the subsidy more gradually as incomes climb.</p> <p>These measures would help, but they don’t go far enough.</p> <p>What would really help is free childcare for children under five and free before-school and after-school care for children up to age 12.</p> <p>For a short time, the COVID response showed us what could be done.</p> <p><strong>There’s a precedent for free childcare</strong></p> <p>For three months from March childcare become <a href="https://theconversation.com/forget-flowers-and-chocolates-for-mothers-day-keep-free-childcare-going-instead-137992">free</a>, eliminating much of the financial penalty for work.</p> <p>If we kept it free and got rid of the exceptionally high penalties for working we could more properly use the skills of women, those women and their families could enjoy more financially secure lives and we might even nudge up the birth rate.</p> <p>It has fallen to <a href="https://budget.gov.au/2020-21/content/bp1/download/bp1_bs2.pdf">1.69</a> children per woman, below replacement. For far too many women, having children and returning to work isn’t paying.</p> <p><em>Written by <a href="https://theconversation.com/profiles/miranda-stewart-329">Miranda Stewart</a>, University of Melbourne. Republished with permission <a href="https://theconversation.com/blink-and-youll-miss-it-what-the-budget-did-for-working-mums-148264">of The Conversation.</a> </em></p>

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Princess Mary looks pretty in purple as she reveals annual Christmas stamp

<p>It seems like time has flown by and with Christmas less than two months away, Crown Princess Mary just kickstarted the official countdown.</p> <p>Stepping out in her home country on Tuesday, the Danish royal launched the annual Christmas stamp - an iconic moment which takes place every year in the Scandinavian country marking the start of the festive season.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CG0B2mAgAks/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CG0B2mAgAks/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Lanceringen af årets julemærke fandt i dag sted på Julemærkehjemmet Liljeborg i Roskilde. Her afslørede Hendes Kongelige Højhed Kronprinsessen sammen med kunstneren Tomas Björnsson årets Julemærke, der har titlen 'Jul i Fællesskab'. Julemærket er i år en kærlig hilsen til 100-året for genforeningen af Danmark og Sønderjylland samt en hyldest til det fællesskab, som børn på Julemærkehjemmene bliver en del af.⁣ ⁣ Kronprinsessen er protektor for Julemærkefonden, der hvert år hjælper omkring 1.000 børn i alderen 7-14 år til en bedre tilværelse på de fem Julemærkehjem.⁣ ⁣ Den 16. november 1904 blev verdens første Julemærke præsenteret i Danmark. Motivet forestillede en fotografisk gengivelse af Christian 9.s hustru Dronning Louise omgivet af en ornamental ramme bestående af kroner, våbenskjold og juleroser holdt i violet. Siden da er der hvert år blevet præsenteret et nyt Julemærke, der har til formål at indsamle penge til børn på et af Danmarks fem Julemærkehjem. På hjemmene kan 1.000 børn årligt tage ophold og modtage hjælp til at bekæmpe ensomhed, mobning, social isolation og overvægt.⁣ 📸 Mads Claus Rasmussen, Ritzau Scanpix©️</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/detdanskekongehus/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> DET DANSKE KONGEHUS 🇩🇰</a> (@detdanskekongehus) on Oct 26, 2020 at 9:10am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>And Christmas can’t be celebrated without the perfect holiday outfit, and Princess Mary delivered in the style department.</p> <p>The Princess opted for a full purple ensemble featuring a loose fitting top with a keyhole neckline as she joined guests at Julemaerkehjemmet Liljeborg in Roskilde.</p> <p>She paired it with a set of wide-legged trousers and kept her hair straight and simple.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CG0Z4C4gDyj/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CG0Z4C4gDyj/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Samfundsansvar, bæredygtighed og klima var på programmet, da Hendes Kongelige Højhed Kronprinsessen i dag uddelte CSR Prisen til Arla Foods, A.P. Møller-Mærsk og Ørsted på Børsen i København.⁣ ⁣ Det var syvende år i træk, at Kronprinsessen overrakte CSR Prisen 2020 til de virksomheder, der har udgivet Danmarks bedste rapporter om samfundsansvar.⁣ ⁣ Bag prisuddelingen står revisorforeningen FSR – danske revisorer. Med CSR Prisen ønsker de at anerkende store danske virksomheder, som i deres årlige rapporter skaber gennemsigtighed og troværdighed om virksomhedens samfundsansvar, og som på den måde kan være en inspiration for andre.⁣ ⁣ 📸 Carsten Lundager og Martin Høien / Aller Foto &amp; Video©️</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/detdanskekongehus/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> DET DANSKE KONGEHUS 🇩🇰</a> (@detdanskekongehus) on Oct 26, 2020 at 12:40pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Later on, she attended another event to present the Corporate Responsibility Award, a recognition of companies that have kept social responsibility top of mind in their practices.</p>

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Julie Bishop turns heads in stunning designer gown

<p>Former Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has proven yet again that she’s a fashion icon.</p> <p>Celebrating the 2020 Telethon over the weekend, the 64-year-old opted for a dusty pink, sequinned Rachel Gilbert gown that featured feathers on the lower half of the dress.</p> <p>Taking to Instagram to share a photo, Bishop wrote: “Ready for the ball.”</p> <p>Photographer Russell James gave a closer look at her sparkly gown, sharing a photo with the former politician to his Instagram stories.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGuTRrlh26f/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGuTRrlh26f/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Ready for the Ball 💃 🎉@telethon7 #telethon2020 #girlsjustwannahavefun but missing @pantondavid 😢@7perth @telethon_kids @russelljames @rachelgilbertau @margotmckinney @lorealaustralia @nadiaduca @luxehairstudio_ @emilyhstylist</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/honjuliebishop/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> The Hon Julie Bishop</a> (@honjuliebishop) on Oct 24, 2020 at 3:47am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>This isn't the first time Bishop has stepped out in style for a good cause and claimed 'belle of the ball' honours. Earlier this month she wore a custom-made Jaimie Sortino gown while clinging to the Cottesloe Bell for a shoot to help raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.</p>

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“Your husband must hate you”: Doctor trolled for being too attractive to do her job

<p class="p1">Doctor Medina Culver is intelligent, attractive and is particularly annoyed at receiving hate comments for being a “pretty woman and badass doctor”.</p> <p class="p1">The physician who is based in Las Vegas posts her medical journey on her Instagram regularly in the hopes that it will help promote the profession to women.</p> <p class="p1">But her efforts are not always met with kindness, with people often telling her she’s “too attractive” to possibly be smart.</p> <p class="p1">Culver addressed the hateful words in an Instagram video saying that ever since she began sharing statements about “women empowerment” she’s received messages telling her that she is a “waste of time” and she should be her “husband’s property”.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGJ_BBDhKZk/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGJ_BBDhKZk/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Don’t spend all your time wondering what you are, or who you like, or whether it’s right for you or wrong for you. Just be yourself and be happy 👩🏼‍⚕️🩺</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/drculver/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Medina Culver, DO</a> (@drculver) on Oct 10, 2020 at 1:17am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p class="p1">Some have gone as far as telling her that her husband “must hate her”.</p> <p class="p1">"You don't love your husband, you're arrogant, you're selfish" one of the criticisms read.</p> <p class="p1">In response, Culver simply quipped, "women are here to stay and lead - we are partners, leaders and we are gorgeous and smart."</p> <p class="p1">"Women are damn strong despite all the negative comments."</p> <p class="p1">Culver also regularly shares her day-to-day life on her page, whether that’s lounging by the pool or engaging in hobbies outside of profession.</p> <p class="p1">But even the appearance of her “normal life” has been met with criticism, with people regularly telling her that she’s “too pretty to be a real doctor”.</p> <p class="p1">"Well thank you... pretty ambitious," she responds.</p> <p class="p1">"Pretty hard-working and pretty determined to achieve my dreams."</p> <p class="p1">"Pretty women can be more than pretty faces....we can also be badass doctors."</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGVSqEwBZHq/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGVSqEwBZHq/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Strong women never give up. We might need a coffee, a cry, or even a day in bed but we always come back stronger 💪🏼</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/drculver/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Medina Culver, DO</a> (@drculver) on Oct 14, 2020 at 10:40am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p class="p1">The post attracted comments from other female professionals in the medical field, with one user revealing "I've been a therapist for 10 years and I get that and you're ‘so young’ all the time."</p> <p class="p1">"I get the ‘you're too young’ or straight up ‘you don't look like a doctor’,” shared another.</p> <p class="p1">Culver's statements were widely applauded by her 26,000 Instagram followers, with users writing, "Here's to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them."</p> <p class="p1">"No truer words! ‘Cheer each other on’ Love it," wrote one user.</p> <p class="p1">"Just laugh at that crap, it's hateful and absurd. I guarantee you are fantastically inspiring to most people who follow you or come across your posts," said another.</p>

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“I still cannot get over it”: Nuclear weapons ban comes after 75 years since Japan atomic bombs

<p>The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will finally come into force after the 50th country (Honduras) <a href="https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/nuclear-weapons-ban-treaty-to-enter-into-force-united-nations-says-20201025-p568du.html">ratified it</a> over the weekend. The treaty will make the development, testing, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons illegal for those countries that have signed it.</p> <p>This is an extraordinary achievement for those who have suffered the most from these weapons — including the <em>hibakusha</em> (survivors) of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the islanders who lived through nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific.</p> <p>Since 1956, the <em>hibakusha</em> in Japan, South Korea, Brazil and elsewhere have been some of the most strident campaigners against the use of these weapons. Among them is a group of Japanese Catholics from Nagasaki whom I interviewed as part of my <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Memory-Nagasaki-Narratives-Transformations/dp/0367217759">research</a> collecting the oral histories of atomic bomb survivors.</p> <p>A 92-year-old <em>hibakusha</em> of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in 1945 and a brother in a Catholic order, Ozaki Tōmei, explained the significance of the treaty to survivors like him. He was orphaned from the bombing at 17 and never found his mother’s body.</p> <p>“The Germans made tools for war including poisonous gas, which was [eventually] banned […] However, when the USA made an atomic weapon, then they … wanted to try it out. It was a war […] they were human.</p> <p>“And so this is why we say we have to eliminate nuclear weapons […] They said they did it to end the war, but for the people who were struck, it was horrific […] there was no need to use it.”</p> <p><strong>Treaty does not have support of nuclear powers</strong></p> <p>The treaty was <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/07/treaty-banning-nuclear-weapons-approved-un">adopted</a> at the United Nations in 2017 by a vote of 122 nations in favour, one against and one abstention.</p> <p>Sixty-nine nations, however, have not signed it, including all of the nuclear powers such as the US, UK, Russia, China, France, India, Pakistan and North Korea, as well as NATO member states (apart from the Netherlands who voted against), Japan and Australia.</p> <p>Since the treaty was adopted, it needed ratification by 50 countries to come into force. This will now happen in 90 days.</p> <p>The campaign for the treaty has relied heavily on civil society and organisations such as the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).</p> <p>And from the beginning, it has exposed political fault lines. The United States has been <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/us-urges-countries-to-withdraw-from-un-nuke-ban-treaty/2020/10/21/21918918-13ce-11eb-a258-614acf2b906d_story.html">particularly outspoken</a> in its opposition to the treaty, warning last week the treaty “turns back the clock on verification and disarmament and is dangerous” to the 50-year-old Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.un.org/disarmament/wmd/nuclear/npt/">NPT</a> sought to prevent the spread of nuclear arms beyond the five original weapons powers (the US, Russia, China, UK and France). It has been signed by 190 countries, including those five nations.</p> <p>The head of ICAN, Beatrice Fihn, <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/us-urges-countries-to-withdraw-from-un-nuke-ban-treaty/2020/10/21/21918918-13ce-11eb-a258-614acf2b906d_story.html">says</a> the new treaty banning nuclear weapons merely builds on the nonproliferation treaty.</p> <p>“There’s no way you can undermine the nonproliferation treaty by banning nuclear weapons. It’s the end goal of the nonproliferation treaty.”</p> <p>States like Japan and Australia have opposed the treaty on the grounds their security is boosted by the US stockpile of nuclear weapons. Japan’s former prime minister, Shinzo Abe, <a href="https://thediplomat.com/2018/08/japan-holds-firm-against-nuclear-ban-treaty-on-anniversary-of-nuclear-bombings/">has said</a> the treaty “was created without taking into account the realities of security.”</p> <p><strong>The efforts of <em>hibakusha</em> in advocating for a treaty</strong></p> <p>Making the bomb illegal turns an old US justification for the weapon on its head. Harry Stimson, the former US war secretary, <a href="https://www.atomicheritage.org/key-documents/stimson-bomb">argued</a> in 1947 the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were necessary to compel the Japanese to surrender at the end of the second world war.</p> <p>“The atomic bomb was more than a weapon of terrible destruction; it was a psychological weapon.”</p> <p>The damage from the bombings was colossal. It is unknown how many people were killed, but <a href="https://thebulletin.org/2020/08/counting-the-dead-at-hiroshima-and-nagasaki/">estimates</a> range from 110,000 (the US army’s toll) to <a href="https://www.icanw.org/hiroshima_and_nagasaki_7_things_you_should_know">210,000</a> (the figure accepted by ICAN and others).</p> <p>At the forefront of the campaign to support the nuclear weapons ban treaty have been the voices of <em>hibakusha</em> who experienced the carnage firsthand.</p> <p>Another Catholic <em>hibakusha</em>, Nakamura Kazutoshi, told me the stockpiling of nuclear weapons enables states to carry out genocide.</p> <p>“In war, we are at a level below animals. Among monkeys, or chimpanzees, there are no animals who would carry out a genocide.”</p> <p>A third <em>hibakusha</em>, 90-year-old Jōji Fukahori, told me about how he lost his mother and three younger siblings in the Nagasaki bombing.</p> <p>His younger brother, Kōji, died an excruciating death around a week after the bombing, walking in the hot ash with no shoes and complaining to his brother, “I’m so hot!”</p> <p>At the site where Fukahori’s brother was exposed, the temperature was about 1,000 degrees Celsius. Fukahori said, “You would have thought everyone would have turned into charcoal.”</p> <p>For Fukahori, the lasting effects of radiation exposure is a major reason why nuclear weapons must be banned. He continued: “the terror of radiation has to be fully communicated … The atomic bomb is unacceptable. I still cannot get over it.”</p> <p>Since 2009, Fukahori has been speaking out at the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and on the <a href="https://peaceboat.org/english/project/hibakusha#:%7E:text=Peace%20Boat%20has%20long%20worked,%3A%20Peace%20Boat%20Hibakusha%20Project%E2%80%9D.">Peace Boat</a>, a non-governmental organisation that organises cruises where passengers learn about the consequences of using nuclear weapons from <em>hibakusha</em>.</p> <p><strong>Pressure building on Japan</strong></p> <p>The Japanese government is now under <a href="http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/13522651">mounting pressure</a> to ratify the treaty. Major Japanese financial institutions and companies have said they will no longer fund the production of nuclear weapons and nearly a third of all local assemblies have adopted proposals calling on the government to act.</p> <p>The government, however, has been unmoved. In August, Abe <a href="https://twitter.com/AbeShinzo/status/1292325885849137157?s=20">gave a speech</a> at a memorial service in Nagasaki, in which he suggested the effects of the bombings had been overcome.</p> <p>“Seventy-five years ago today, Nagasaki was reduced to ashes, with not a single tree or blade of grass remaining. Yet through the efforts of its citizens, it achieved reconstruction beautifully as we see today. Mindful of this, we again feel strongly that there is no trial that cannot be overcome and feel acutely how precious peace is.”</p> <p>A Japanese atomic researcher, who knows how Fukahori and other <em>hibakusha</em> have not been able to move on, told me Abe’s words don’t go far enough:</p> <p>“Rather than placing a ‘full-stop’ at the end of damages such as this, we have a necessity to make our claim that the damages are not finished.”</p> <p>The nuclear weapons ban treaty offers a moment of hope for all the <em>hibakusha</em> of Hiroshima and Nagasaki still with us after 75 years. It is certainly their hope the ratification of the treaty now moves us one step closer to a world free of nuclear war.</p> <p><em>Written by <a href="https://theconversation.com/profiles/gwyn-mcclelland-305943">Gwyn McClelland</a>, University of New England. Republished with permission of <a href="https://theconversation.com/i-still-cannot-get-over-it-75-years-after-japan-atomic-bombs-a-nuclear-weapons-ban-treaty-is-finally-realised-147851">The Conversation.</a> </em></p> <p> </p>

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Princess Mary’s whirlwind week of style

<p>Crown Princess Mary is known for her work ethic, and this week is no exception.</p> <p>Making five personal appearances, the Danish royal  has gone everywhere, and she managed to pull everything off seamlessly.</p> <p>Earlier in the week, the Danish royal palace’s official Instagram account shared an update about Mary’s meeting with Executive Director for World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGh_tTeAD-m/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGh_tTeAD-m/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">I dag fik jeg besøg af Executive Director for World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley og udviklingsminister Rasmus Prehn. Under besøget ønskede jeg WFP tillykke med modtagelsen af Nobels Fredspris 2020, som organisationen har fået for sin indsats for at bekæmpe hungersnød, for at skabe bedre betingelser for fred i konfliktramte områder og for sit arbejde for at forhindre, at sult bliver brugt som våben i konflikter. Under mødet blev jeg chokeret over at høre om de dystre forventninger de kommende år til, hvor mange mennesker, der vil blive ramt af hungersnød, bl.a. på grund af konflikt og menneskeflugt. At høre om WFPs strategiske planer og arbejde, som støttes af Danmark, gjorde dog, at jeg kan forblive optimistisk. Men som med alle store udfordringer kræver denne også, at verden står sammen.⁣ ⁣ 🖌 Today, I had the pleasure of meeting with David Beasley, Executive Director for World Food Programme (WFP) and Rasmus Prehn, Danish Minister for Development Corporation and had the opportunity to congratulate WFP on being awarded this years’ Nobel Peace Prize. WFP was recognised for its efforts to combat hunger, to create better conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas, and for its work to prevent hunger from being used as a weapon in conflicts. During our meeting, I was choked to hear how many millions of people are forecast to face extreme food insecurity in the coming years, primarily due to conflict and migration. Thankfully, learning more about WFP’s strategic plans and work, which is strongly supported by Denmark, helps in remaining optimistic. However, overcoming such a huge and complex challenge, will require the world to stand united.⁣ ⁣ 📸 Martin Sylvest, Ritzau Scanpix©️⁣</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/detdanskekongehus/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> DET DANSKE KONGEHUS 🇩🇰</a> (@detdanskekongehus) on Oct 19, 2020 at 9:05am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>In a rare personal statement, Mary wrote of the event: "During our meeting, I was choked to hear how many millions of people are forecast to face extreme food insecurity in the coming years, primarily due to conflict and migration."</p> <p>She continued: "Thankfully, learning more about WFP's strategic plans and work, which is strongly supported by Denmark, helps in remaining optimistic. However, overcoming such a huge and complex challenge, will require the world to stand united.⁣"</p> <p>Shortly after, Mary was pictured once again out and about as she attended the launch of World Hour 2020 at Copenhagen City Hall.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGm9owTAYTb/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGm9owTAYTb/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Verdenstimen arbejder for at lære børn og unge om FN’s verdensmål for bæredygtig udvikling ved at udbrede kendskabet til verdensmålene på skoler og ungdomsuddannelser.⁣ ⁣ I dag deltog Hendes Kongelige Højhed Kronprinsessen i lanceringen af Verdenstimen 2020 på Københavns Rådhus. Her præsenterede københavnske skoleelever løsninger på verdensmålene, og hele salen spillede Verdensmålsfodbold med Global Goals World Cup.⁣ ⁣ Verdenstimen, der er en årlig begivenhed arrangeret af Verdens Bedste Nyheder, er en del af den globale kampagne The World’s Largest Lesson.⁣ ⁣ 📸 Lasse Bak Mejlvang ©</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/detdanskekongehus/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> DET DANSKE KONGEHUS 🇩🇰</a> (@detdanskekongehus) on Oct 21, 2020 at 7:23am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Then came another event, which was held outdoors.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGndusEjfrw/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGndusEjfrw/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">I dag for 50 år siden indviede Frederik 9. Den Nye Lillebæltsbro. Her på jubilæumsdagen deltog Hendes Kongelige Højhed Kronprinsessen i fejringen af den 1.700 meter lange hængebro, der forbinder Fyn og Jylland. ⁣ ⁣ Arrangementet fandt både sted til lands og til vands, da Kronprinsessen først med skibet Aventura sejlede under Den Nye Lillebæltsbro. Efterfølgende kørte Hendes Kongelige Højhed i veteranbil over broen. ⁣ ⁣ 📸 Claus Fisker og Frank Cilius, Ritzau Scanpix ©️</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/detdanskekongehus/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> DET DANSKE KONGEHUS 🇩🇰</a> (@detdanskekongehus) on Oct 21, 2020 at 12:04pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Mary pulled up to the suspension bridge that connects Funen and Jutland in Denmark to celebrate 50 years since Frederik IX inaugurated the connecting bridge.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGpLroDgxg3/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGpLroDgxg3/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">I dag blev der afholdt møde i WWF Verdensnaturfondens præsidium, som jeg for nylig er tiltrådt som præsident for. Under mødet fik vi indsigt i noget af den nyeste viden om natur, dyreliv og biodiversitet, og hvad der skal til for at mindske den trussel, vi ser i øjeblikket, mod dyrearter og biodiversitet. Vi kan ikke fortsætte med at bruge naturens ressourcer på den måde, vi har gjort hidtil - vi skal finde den rigtige balance. Og det et fælles projekt for alle.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/detdanskekongehus/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> DET DANSKE KONGEHUS 🇩🇰</a> (@detdanskekongehus) on Oct 22, 2020 at 4:04am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Mary then attended a meeting with the WWF, where she discussed nature, wildlife and biodiversity with the workers of the organisation.</p> <p>And last but not least, Mary visited a children’s swimming pool where she spoke to children about bullying.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGqABbVgIQ4/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGqABbVgIQ4/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">I Helsingør Svømmeklub satte Hendes Kongelige Højhed Kronprinsessen med @mary_fonden i dag fokus på bekæmpelse af mobning i børnesvømning 🤽🏻🏊🏻‍♀️⁣ ⁣ I svømmeklubben bruger man initiativet Antibulli Svømning, der er udviklet af Mary Fonden i samarbejde med Dansk Svømmeunion og TrygFonden.⁣ Antibulli Svømning er et redskab, der gør det nemt for svømmetrænere at styrke fællesskabet og forebygge mobning i børnesvømning og består af konkrete råd og øvelser til træningen. Ved svømmehallens bassin viste børn fra Helsingør Svømmeklub øvelserne ”find tre forandringer” og ”kryds og bolle”. Hendes Kongelige Højhed overværede øvelserne og hilste på børnene.⁣ ⁣ 📸 Steen Brogaard ©⁣</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/detdanskekongehus/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> DET DANSKE KONGEHUS 🇩🇰</a> (@detdanskekongehus) on Oct 22, 2020 at 11:42am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The club has a special initiative in line with Mary's self-titled foundation, The Mary Foundation, which aims to combat bullying among children in swimming clubs.</p> <p>And that concludes Mary’s whirlwind week of style.</p>

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Nicole Kidman’s candid admission about sex scenes in movies

<p>Nicole Kidman has become a Hollywood giant after years of blockbuster hits. </p> <p>However, the 53-year-old has gotten real about the moment she realised she’d need clauses in her contract when it came to sex and nudity in films.</p> <p>While the Hollywood heavyweight has never shied away from roles with sex and/or nudity, she admits she was not always comfortable with baring it all for the screen. </p> <p>In reference to the 1999 film <em>Eyes Wide Shu</em>t, that she starred with her then husband Tom Cruise, Kidman said: “I’ve had situations as an actress where, oh my gosh, it was not what I thought it would be. I was probably at the forefront of this, when I went to work with (director) Stanley Kubrick.</p> <p>“He (Kubrick) was like, ‘I’m going to want full frontal nudity,’ and I was like, ‘Ahh, I don’t know,’” Kidman said.</p> <p>“So we came up with a great agreement, which was contractual. He would show me the scenes with the nudity before they made it into the film. Then I could feel completely safe.</p> <p>“I didn’t say no to any of it. I’d wanted to make sure that it wasn’t going to be me standing there nude and everyone laughing at me.</p> <p>“I was protected, so I got to explore a complicated marriage and the way in which Tom’s character is having those jealous images.</p> <p>“I would never think of not wanting the storytelling to be told properly. Having them say, ‘Once you’re OK with it, great, that’s it’ – what a fantastic place to be in as a woman.”</p> <p>Kidman is set to appear in the HBO series <em>The Undoing,</em> where she will star as character Grace Fraser - a woman who is comfortable with her sexuality. </p> <p>The star argues that sex is still taboo. </p> <p>“Sexuality is over here in a box, and we don’t deal with it. I’m happy to deal with it, but there needs to be a place where you can go. I’m not going to be exploited,” she said.</p> <p>“Then I’ll go down the road with you. I love the relationship between a director and an actor.</p> <p>“When it’s pure, it’s exquisite. And the other actors, when you’re all there doing the work, it’s exquisite.”</p> <p><em>The Undoing</em> is based on the 2014 book You Should Have Known, written by Jean Hanff Korelitz. </p> <p>The story follows successful therapist Grace whose life is thrown into chaos when her husband Mike Fraser (Grant) disappears after a woman is violently murdered.</p>

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