Positivity – Thany http://thany.org/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:36:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://thany.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Positivity – Thany http://thany.org/ 32 32 Drew Scott’s Wife Linda Phan Celebrates Her Postpartum Body: Pic – SheKnows https://thany.org/drew-scotts-wife-linda-phan-celebrates-her-postpartum-body-pic-sheknows/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:15:01 +0000 https://thany.org/drew-scotts-wife-linda-phan-celebrates-her-postpartum-body-pic-sheknows/ Drew Scott’s wife, Linda Phan, celebrates her postpartum body in one of the sweetest, most authentic photos we’ve seen of a famous new mom. Related story Drew Scott and Linda Phan are officially first-time parents On June 18, Phan posted a beautiful mirror selfie, beaming with pride over her body. She posted the confident photo […]]]>

Drew Scott’s wife, Linda Phan, celebrates her postpartum body in one of the sweetest, most authentic photos we’ve seen of a famous new mom.

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On June 18, Phan posted a beautiful mirror selfie, beaming with pride over her body. She posted the confident photo to her Instagram with the caption saying, “catch up – on sleep, hugs, feelings, socializing… k maybe not so much on that last thing 🙃 one day i’ll doodle all things which have been swirling in my heart 🥰 so far, I love and am grateful for my post-party ❤.

In the mirror selfie, we see Phan looking as happy as can be as she shows off her gorgeous postpartum body. We love that she’s celebrating her amazing body after the journey she’s been through, delivering her and Scott’s baby. Many celebrity moms have embraced their postpartum bodies, and we love seeing it every time.

Phan and Scott met during Toronto Fashion Week over a decade ago in 2010, with Phan later becoming the creative director of Scott Brothers Entertainment. They got engaged in late 2016 and married in 2018 in Italy.

The couple have announced that they are expecting their first child in December 2021 after a two-year fertility journey with IUI and IVF treatments.

In May 2022, their son Parker James was born and they seem on top of the world as their kiddo arrives long awaited.

These celebrity moms have embraced the changes in their bodies after giving birth.

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Tricity records 143 cases in one day, Ut positivity rate at 5.92% | Chandigarh News https://thany.org/tricity-records-143-cases-in-one-day-ut-positivity-rate-at-5-92-chandigarh-news/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 21:47:00 +0000 https://thany.org/tricity-records-143-cases-in-one-day-ut-positivity-rate-at-5-92-chandigarh-news/ Chandigarh: On Sunday, 73 Covid cases were reported in Chandigarh, which is the highest one-day peak after February 12, when 87 cases were reported before the third wave began to ebb. After a four-month gap, this was the largest one-day increase in Covid cases. Active cases reached 322 and the positivity rate climbed to 5.92% […]]]>

Chandigarh: On Sunday, 73 Covid cases were reported in Chandigarh, which is the highest one-day peak after February 12, when 87 cases were reported before the third wave began to ebb. After a four-month gap, this was the largest one-day increase in Covid cases. Active cases reached 322 and the positivity rate climbed to 5.92% on Sunday. The weekly rate was recorded at 4.18%.
“It still cannot be called a fourth wave because there are the same variations of Omicron circulated. There is no severity and a rapid increase in cases. Patients come in with flu-like symptoms and are also tested when they need surgery or other medical investigations,” said Professor PVM Lakshmi of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER.
She added: “Seasonal fluctuations will occur. Now those who weren’t infected in any of the waves have been exposed. Only a small percentage are those of reinfection. Omicron is a mild infection, but the rate of transmission is faster.
In 20 days, 596 Covid cases were reported in June, more than the two months of May and June, when a total of 506 Covid cases were reported. Experts believe the numbers will rise, although the majority will be mild to moderate cases.
However, Professor Lakshmi said: “We have to be careful and do genome sequencing to monitor any change in the variant. All symptomatic Covid positives should be isolated for a week. Those with flu-like illness or a severe acute respiratory infection should get tested. »
A patient is on a ventilator PGIwhile 17 are on oxygen.
There are 93,057 confirmed cases, including 1,165 deaths, while the number of recoveries is 91,570. On Sunday, 46 patients were discharged.
46 cases in Mohali, 24 recorded in Pkl
Mohali reported 46 Covid cases on Sunday. No deaths have been reported. Active cases climbed to 207. Of the 96,370 cases reported so far, 95,013 patients have been cured. Meanwhile, 87 people were vaccinated in Mohali on Sunday.
The first dose was given to 17 people, three of them in the 15-17 age group and the second at 58, eight of them in the 15-17 age group. A total of 29 people in the age group of 12 to 14 received injections. .
Panchkula reported 24 new Covid cases on Sunday. No deaths have been reported.
Active cases have reached 137. According to Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Mukta Kumarout of 44,651 Covid cases reported to date, 44,100 patients have been cured and discharged from Sector 6 Civil Hospital.
The CMO also said 6,28,619 samples have been taken from the district so far.

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Emma Thompson on Sex Positivity, Body Dysmorphia and Dating Kenneth Branagh https://thany.org/emma-thompson-on-sex-positivity-body-dysmorphia-and-dating-kenneth-branagh/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 13:26:43 +0000 https://thany.org/emma-thompson-on-sex-positivity-body-dysmorphia-and-dating-kenneth-branagh/ “Talking about sex is always completely fascinating,” Emma Thompson tells me. “It’s my favorite topic of conversation.” The famous actress is refreshingly candid as she discusses the themes uncovered in her new film, Good luck to you, Leo Grande. A tender story about sexual exploration, female pleasure and human connection, the drama sees Thompson play […]]]>

“Talking about sex is always completely fascinating,” Emma Thompson tells me. “It’s my favorite topic of conversation.” The famous actress is refreshingly candid as she discusses the themes uncovered in her new film, Good luck to you, Leo Grande. A tender story about sexual exploration, female pleasure and human connection, the drama sees Thompson play the role of widowed Nancy Stokes. The 60-year-old retired teacher has had only one sexual partner in her life, her husband, and she has never had an orgasm. In an effort to rectify this, she employs the services of a twentysomething male escort named Leo Grande, represented by Peaky Blinders‘Daryl McCormack. Thus begins an unexpected and sometimes conflicting journey for the two of them.

In a country known for embracing a stiff upper lip, I ask Thompson if she’s ever felt uncomfortable discussing sex in the public sphere. “I think it takes time [not to], but the more conversations we have that aren’t sneering, the easier it gets,” she muses. “Consider how obsessed we are with other bodily pleasures, like eating, and how much time we spend talking about food. There’s no reason we shouldn’t look much deeper into sexual pleasure. .

The term national treasure is often thrown around quite liberally but, in that case, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t consider Thompson as such. And it looks like the Queen agrees, as she bestowed the actor with Dame Honors in her 2018 Birthday Honors.

Born and raised in London, Thompson rose to prominence in the early 80s, appearing in numerous comedies and sketches. But her pivotal year came when she was 28, when she brought home the TV BAFTA for Best Actress for his roles in Tutti Frutti and fortune of warwhich she appeared alongside her future husband, Kenneth Branagh.

Thompson, who has two grown children, Gaia and Tindyebwa, with her 19-year-old husband, Greg Wise, has continued to build an unrivaled career. His performance in Sense and sensitivitywhich earned her a Best Actress Oscar nomination and everyone’s favorite holiday movie, love in fact are particular strengths. And Thompson found herself introduced to a whole new generation when she took on the role of disaster-obsessed Professor Trelawney in the Harry Potter film franchise, making its first appearance in prisoner of azkaban.

Daryl McCormack and Emma Thompson in Good luck to you, Leo GrandeProjector images

Now, Thompson has taken on an unparalleled role, baring both her soul and her body in her new film. It’s a story that found the actor at the right time in his life, she tells me. Interestingly, Thompson thinks it’s a story the world is now well placed to hear. “This story wouldn’t have landed the way it did if it had been published before the Me Too movement, and before the mainstream conversation included all these things that happen to women,” she remarks.

On the outside, it might seem like Thompson has always had it all figured out, especially when she was a BAFTA-winning 28-year-old rising through the ranks of Britain’s most esteemed acting talent. . But she is quick to dispel any idea that her life was ever perfect. In 1982, tragedy struck his family when his father, actor and director Eric Thompson, died at the age of 53. She also suffered from crippling body dysmorphia. “As I talk about it [being 28]I feel this sense of promise, but there is also pressure,” she notes.

Below, the actor talks about being in love with Kenneth Branagh, going through the agony of heartbreak, and the one thing she would change if she could go back in time.

In 1987, where were you at home?

I am a born and bred Londoner. At that time, I was living in the apartment of my dear deceased great-uncle. It was a studio, but really nice. It was on the same street where I’ve lived all my life. I am still based there.

At 28, you won a BAFTA TV for Best Actress. Take me back to that special moment.

I remember that night very well. It was really great fun. I was there for two projects, so I had two tables to sit at, which was a little tricky, actually.

I think Princess Anne was there. The French were there too. Actor Daniel Auteuil received an award [for period film Jean de Florette]. I was really taken by Auteuil, and I wanted to talk to him, but he had absolutely no interest. He rejected me like an empty beer can.

But that night was incredibly important to me. I felt that I was in the right profession. I thought, “Well, I must have something good.” I think for young people to receive awards like this is a very encouraging thing.

What was your view of love and relationships at 28?

I was in love with Ken [Kenneth Branagh], but I don’t think it went very well, as far as I can remember. We got married when I was thirty, but I think [1987] maybe it was a bad time.

I always felt quite romantic about relationships, which I now realize are completely crazy. I didn’t think I would have children at the time. Instead, I thought, “What do I do next?” What should I write?

The great joy of growing old and learning as much as possible about your emotional life comes to a point where you are no longer, so to speak, at the mercy of your emotions.

There’s a beautiful moment at the end of Good luck to you Leo Grande, where a newly confident Nancy stands naked in front of the mirror and studies her image. At 28, what was your relationship with your body?

Oh, that was completely fucked up. It was much worse than now. I lost confidence in my body in my early teens. I was surrounded by iconography that suggested to me, very forcefully, to etch messages into my brain that have never been deleted, that I could never have a body beautiful enough. That I would never be thin or pretty enough. I felt like my form, and everything, was wrong. i was stuffed with it [thought process] very early, like most of my friends.

It’s a big, big shame. It’s a waste of time, energy, money, passion and purpose. When I think of waste, I wish I had found a way to escape it sooner. I know now that I never will. I’ll die with it, and that’s it.

Looking back, do you think you were emotionally fulfilled at 28?

I probably didn’t know enough about myself to be very skilled with my emotions, which may have meant that I suffered unnecessarily. I think the great joy of growing old and learning as much as possible about your emotional life comes to a point where you are no longer, so to speak, at the mercy of your emotions. They won’t show you any neighborhoods, and unless you know how to navigate them, you’re not going to have a great time.

It is a place where it would be good to go as soon as possible. Could have done with a little more therapy, probably.

What was the soundtrack of your 28 years?

It was pretty eclectic, but basically anything I could dance to. My big hero was David Bowie. I liked Paul Weller, The Clash and a bit of punk music too.

Any Joni Mitchell?

Yes absolutely! “Ladies of the Canyon” [1970] was a very important record for me.

What social issues were you passionate about at the time?

The same ones that fascinate me now. All women’s rights. At that time, I had met my human rights mentor, Helen Bamber. She led me into the world of Freedom From Torture [a charity] and fight against human trafficking. I was active on many political fronts at that age.

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Did you experience serious heartache at 28?

I had had my heart broken properly twice by then. It was so painful: absolute agony. My grandmother used to say, “Your heart is worthless if it hasn’t been broken at least 10 times.” I wonder if that’s true. I think so [heartbreak] makes you very compassionate, because it makes you so vulnerable.

You think, “I will never be the same again. And maybe you won’t, because you learn something when you go through something that intense.

If you could go back in time and visit your 28-year-old self, what advice would you give her?

Stick to your guns and don’t be afraid.

What, if anything, was holding you back at 28?

The usual things. The fact that I was a woman and, like it or not, we just weren’t taken seriously. When I talk to young women I often say that the highway for men is very well signposted and based on that signage they can decide where they might want to go next.

Whereas for women, it is rather a mountain gorge with a poorly marked path, strewn with various obstacles that must actually be crossed. And to do that, you’ll have to put things down, things that you might need later, and leave them. You really have to find your own way.

I was extremely lucky because I had older men in my life who stood up for women. I don’t think I necessarily would have had the opportunities I had if I hadn’t met these people. Part of it was the great privilege of going to a posh college [Newnham College, Cambridge], because you come into contact with people like that. It’s not automatic for women.

Are you still in touch with any of your social circles from that time?

Absolutely. My three best friends then are still my best friends. There’s my best friend from school, whom I met when I was 12. There’s my best friend from college. And my oldest friend is a man I met when I was nine. This continuity of experience and exchange is extremely valuable, especially as we enter what is called the “afternoon of life.”

My friends are among the greatest joys of my life. And I’m good at friendship. You can’t just assume people are going to hang around if you don’t keep showing interest.

You are a role model for many. Tell me, who was your role model when you were 28?

I loved and adored Lily Tomlin. She and Jane Wagner [now Tomlin’s wife] produced a show called The search for signs of intelligent life in the universe. Presumably in response to the fact that there didn’t seem to be many signs of intelligent life on the planet. They were really brilliant with the sketches they created. Tomlin was funny and smart, and played all of these characters. I wanted to be her.

My mother was also a role model for me. She worked throughout my childhood and I am very grateful to her, because she was a good example for me.

If you could go back and change anything from that year, what would it be?

There were a few outfits that were misjudged [laughs]. But I think I would stop dieting. I would absolutely try to defuse this body dysmorphia thing and really focus on it. It’s unfortunate and tragic how long I’ve spent caring about it. I would like to reuse this energy elsewhere.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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Delhi records 1,118 new Covid cases, 2 deaths; positivity rate up to 6.50% https://thany.org/delhi-records-1118-new-covid-cases-2-deaths-positivity-rate-up-to-6-50/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 14:10:08 +0000 https://thany.org/delhi-records-1118-new-covid-cases-2-deaths-positivity-rate-up-to-6-50/ Congress and left-wing parties are expected to attend a meeting West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress Leader Mamata Banerjee convened in Delhi on Wednesday to discuss opposition strategy in the upcoming presidential elections. Congress and the left are unimpressed with what they call Banerjee’s “one-sided” move, but sources within those parties have said they […]]]>

Congress and left-wing parties are expected to attend a meeting West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress Leader Mamata Banerjee convened in Delhi on Wednesday to discuss opposition strategy in the upcoming presidential elections. Congress and the left are unimpressed with what they call Banerjee’s “one-sided” move, but sources within those parties have said they will attend the meeting to avoid a signal of division in the opposition camp is issued.

The Delhi government has selected five major markets – Sarojini Nagar, Kamla Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, Khari Baoli and Kirti Nagar – for redevelopment with the aim of making them world-class, boosting the economy and creating business opportunities. employment, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said. Monday. The revamping of the city’s popular markets is among the key initiatives of the Delhi government’s ‘rozgar’ budget.

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A 31-year-old man was stabbed to death in the central Delhi IP estate on Sunday evening. According to the police, the accused, Rajkumar (28), told them that he was married to the sister of the victim’s wife Farman, and that Farman objected. Police arrested Rajkumar and his friend Mustakim. Farman ran a mobile accessories shop in Connaught Place. CCTV footage of the incident allegedly shows the defendant stabbing the victim multiple times. Residents and family members are seen trying to intervene, but the accused allegedly threatened them with his knife. The victim is seen running away before collapsing.

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Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai, BBMP, Karnataka Politics, Latest News, Weather Forecast and Coronavirus Case Updates Today https://thany.org/karnataka-cm-basavaraj-bommai-bbmp-karnataka-politics-latest-news-weather-forecast-and-coronavirus-case-updates-today/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 12:59:27 +0000 https://thany.org/karnataka-cm-basavaraj-bommai-bbmp-karnataka-politics-latest-news-weather-forecast-and-coronavirus-case-updates-today/ On Friday, Karnataka crossed the 500 daily Covid cases mark, recording 525 new infections, of which Bengaluru recorded 494 cases. Meanwhile, the state health department has issued guidelines making mask wearing mandatory in public places and closed areas, including shopping malls, theaters, restaurants, public and private transportation, and more. . Karnataka’s ruling BJP won all […]]]>

On Friday, Karnataka crossed the 500 daily Covid cases mark, recording 525 new infections, of which Bengaluru recorded 494 cases. Meanwhile, the state health department has issued guidelines making mask wearing mandatory in public places and closed areas, including shopping malls, theaters, restaurants, public and private transportation, and more. .

Karnataka’s ruling BJP won all three Rajya Sabha seats it contested, out of a total of four in the state, which went to the polls on Friday, while Congress failed to win only one of the two seats to which he had presented his candidates. The JD(S), which presented a candidate when it did not have enough votes, won none, the Congress not having accepted its request for support in the name of secularism.

Karnataka BJP MLA Aravind Limbavali’s daughter Renuka Limbavali was charged on Thursday with misbehaving with traffic police after they fined her for speeding in the city of Bengaluru. However, the state’s interior minister, Araga Jnanendra, dismissed it as a case of reckless driving. “Her friend was driving the car, they paid a fine and left,” he told ANI news agency.

Karnataka Health Department guidelines state that eligible recipients should take the precautionary vaccine doses.

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Conn. Rolling 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate remains below 9% – NBC Connecticut https://thany.org/conn-rolling-7-day-covid-19-positivity-rate-remains-below-9-nbc-connecticut/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 22:15:02 +0000 https://thany.org/conn-rolling-7-day-covid-19-positivity-rate-remains-below-9-nbc-connecticut/ As of Thursday, Connecticut’s rolling seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate is below 9%. State data shows the positivity rate currently stands at 8.79%, down 0.02% since Thursday. Governor Ned Lamont’s office said there were 3,203 of 36,424 positive tests last week and the number of people hospitalized was 259. The number of patients has dropped by […]]]>

As of Thursday, Connecticut’s rolling seven-day COVID-19 positivity rate is below 9%.

State data shows the positivity rate currently stands at 8.79%, down 0.02% since Thursday.

Governor Ned Lamont’s office said there were 3,203 of 36,424 positive tests last week and the number of people hospitalized was 259.

The number of patients has dropped by 70 since last week, according to the governor’s office.

The most recent number of deaths from COVID-19 in the state is 10,999.

On Friday, the Biden administration announced it was lifting the requirement for international air travelers to the United States to take a COVID-19 test within a day before boarding their flights.

The United States is ending the COVID-19 testing requirement for international air travel in the country, according to a senior administration source.

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Paducah Pridefest a celebration of positivity, inclusion and acceptance | New https://thany.org/paducah-pridefest-a-celebration-of-positivity-inclusion-and-acceptance-new/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 05:15:00 +0000 https://thany.org/paducah-pridefest-a-celebration-of-positivity-inclusion-and-acceptance-new/ “You all, that’s all.” “Love is a human right.” “Be kind.” “Trans lives matter.” “Dare you to be yourself.” Slogans of acceptance and celebration, rainbow flags galore, dancing and messages of positivity abounded at Paducah Pridefest on Saturday as nearly 2,000 people turned out for the local community celebration LGBTQ+. Festival organizers said around 1,500 […]]]>

“You all, that’s all.” “Love is a human right.” “Be kind.” “Trans lives matter.” “Dare you to be yourself.”

Slogans of acceptance and celebration, rainbow flags galore, dancing and messages of positivity abounded at Paducah Pridefest on Saturday as nearly 2,000 people turned out for the local community celebration LGBTQ+.

Festival organizers said around 1,500 people received wristbands for their donations, and vendors and those without money to donate likely totaled a few hundred more.

Drag performers exuded energy with flashy, exuberant, even slightly acrobatic performances, and musical acts brought messages of inclusion and acceptance.

Jennifer Knapp, who shot to fame around the turn of the century with multiple hit Christian albums and Grammy nominations, peppered her set with reflections on her own lesbian coming out journey, the reactions she’s encountered, and coming to terms with his value.

“Once I found out I was lovable, I wanted everyone around me to know they were too,” Knapp said.

“Every human being needs dignity.”

For Knapp, regardless of anyone’s religious beliefs or lack thereof, it is important to recognize the “sacredness” inherent in every human being.

“It’s a church and it’s beautiful,” she said. “Church is when we are there for each other.”

Gary Willis and Glenn Spengler of Paducah said that while living as a gay couple in a largely conservative area can present challenges, they have been accepted in Paducah.

“There has been an improvement,” Willis said.

“This event is an improvement. Every step is a step, no matter how small.

“It’s important for people to know that they can be whoever they want to be, no matter what.”

Spengler, who previously lived in Nashville and moved to Paducah to be with Willis, said he always thought Paducah was inclusive and welcoming.

” It’s a big city. I really like it here. Every bar-restaurant, everybody knows us,” Spengler said, encouraging others to work to understand people they think aren’t like them.

“Everyone has different needs. You never know what they’ve been through in their life. Love them and accept them.

Jeff Hudson said that while final fundraising numbers weren’t released on Monday, he expects Beautiful Paducah will have more than enough to cover the cost of the event, complete a project of embellishment and have a good amount of money to help organize next year. Pride Day.

“It really exceeded our expectations. The response has just been amazing,” Hudson said.

He said the group hopes to paint a mural inspired by the festival somewhere in Paducah.

Hudson said he was encouraged by the community’s response, especially since the festival went ahead with just three months of planning.

“To me, that means there’s support for the (LGBTQ+ community) and support for the event.”

“Are there pockets of hate? Are there pockets of resistance? Yes. I think they’re small, and I think Paducah is pretty progressive,” he said.

Hudson promised financial transparency when the final fundraising tally comes in, and added that the band donated $500 for Murray Pride, which has its festival next week.

But even more than fundraising, Hudson said he’s encouraged by the number of families, even those outside the LGBTQ+ community, who have come forward to support them.

“For me, when we have families that bring their kids to events like this…we’re going to have the next generation that’s even more tolerant, more inclusive.”

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India records 4,270 new Covid cases; daily positivity rate above 1% after 34 days: The Tribune India https://thany.org/india-records-4270-new-covid-cases-daily-positivity-rate-above-1-after-34-days-the-tribune-india/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 08:36:00 +0000 https://thany.org/india-records-4270-new-covid-cases-daily-positivity-rate-above-1-after-34-days-the-tribune-india/ PTI New Delhi, June 5 India recorded 4,270 new coronavirus infections, taking the number of COVID-19 cases to 4,31,76,817, while the daily positivity rate was recorded above 1% after 34 days, according to the Union Health Department data updated on Sunday. Active cases rose to 24,052 and the death toll to 5.24,692 with […]]]>


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New Delhi, June 5

India recorded 4,270 new coronavirus infections, taking the number of COVID-19 cases to 4,31,76,817, while the daily positivity rate was recorded above 1% after 34 days, according to the Union Health Department data updated on Sunday.

Active cases rose to 24,052 and the death toll to 5.24,692 with 15 new deaths, according to data updated as of 8 a.m.

Active cases account for 0.06 percent of the total number of infections, while the national COVID-19 cure rate was 98.73 percent, the ministry said.

An increase of 1,636 cases was recorded in the number of active cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.03% while the weekly positivity rate was 0.84%, according to the ministry. On May 1, daily positivity was recorded at 1.07%.

The number of people who recovered from the disease rose to 4,26,28,073, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.22%.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign have exceeded 194.09 crore.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20 lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It crossed 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and broke above the crore mark on December 19.

The country passed the grim milestone of two crores on May 4 and three crores on June 23 last year. The 15 new deaths include 13 from Kerala and one from Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

A total of 5,24,692 deaths have been reported in the country so far, including 1,47,865 from Maharashtra, 69,786 from Kerala, 40,107 from Karnataka, 38,025 from Tamil Nadu, 26,212 from Delhi, 23,520 from Uttar Pradesh and 21,204 from West Bengal.

The ministry pointed out that more than 70% of deaths are due to comorbidities.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that the distribution of figures by state is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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Aiko Ogata King: a model of energy, compassion and positivity https://thany.org/aiko-ogata-king-a-model-of-energy-compassion-and-positivity/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 02:08:40 +0000 https://thany.org/aiko-ogata-king-a-model-of-energy-compassion-and-positivity/ Tribute to Aiko Ogata King by her granddaughter, Lauren Tomiko Zurian. By WAYNE OSAKO We mourn the loss of Stamp Our Story co-founder Aiko Ogata King. She died last week, Thursday May 26, at the age of 94, with her family close by. King Aiko Ogata Aiko was born on October 10, 1927 in Turlock, […]]]>
Tribute to Aiko Ogata King by her granddaughter, Lauren Tomiko Zurian.

By WAYNE OSAKO

We mourn the loss of Stamp Our Story co-founder Aiko Ogata King. She died last week, Thursday May 26, at the age of 94, with her family close by.

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Aiko was born on October 10, 1927 in Turlock, California. She grew up in the Japanese farming community of Central Valley where she would meet Fusa Takahashi and become lifelong friends. As young teenagers, the two would later be expelled from their hometown along with their families and both forced into Amache, Colorado, incarceration camp during World War II. After the war, she served as a US Army civilian nurse during the Korean War in Japan.

Aiko developed an interest in collecting postage stamps, as well as a knack for being a go-getter and avid community activist in her Ventura Japanese American Citizens League chapter. She and her childhood friend Fusa saw an exhibit of World War II Nisei soldiers together at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles in 2005 and were inspired to do more to commemorate the Nisei who served.

The two friends thought about having a U.S. commemorative stamp made to honor Nisei soldiers and embarked on a 15-year journey that culminated in the U.S. Postal Service issuing the Forever “Go For Broke” postage stamp. Japanese American Soldiers of World War II”. June 2021.

Together with family and friends, they developed the Stamp Our Story committee, which would become a national and international movement after the U.S. Postal Service repeatedly denied their requests. Thanks to their commitment and persuasiveness, the postal service finally changed and issued its stamp.

Aiko’s energy, compassion and positivity throughout her life will forever be remembered by those she knew, and we now mourn her loss alongside her family. Aiko’s kind and generous heart led her into a life of service, from nursing to her work with JACL and our campaign. Whenever you pick up or see the Go For Broke Soldiers Forever stamp, think of Aiko. His interest in stamps and his hard work made it a reality.

Rest in peace Aiko.

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Osako is co-chair of the Stamp Our Story committee.

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‘Tom Swift’ — Keeping the classic book positivity going in Season 1 • AIPT https://thany.org/tom-swift-keeping-the-classic-book-positivity-going-in-season-1-aipt/ Tue, 31 May 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://thany.org/tom-swift-keeping-the-classic-book-positivity-going-in-season-1-aipt/ There are a number of classic children’s literary characters who present their own television show. The Hardy Boys are on Hulu while The CW has Nancy Drew. In the latter’s second season, the episode titled “The Celestial Visitor” served as a backdoor pilot for Tom Swift, a sort of reimagining with him being a black, […]]]>

There are a number of classic children’s literary characters who present their own television show. The Hardy Boys are on Hulu while The CW has Nancy Drew. In the latter’s second season, the episode titled “The Celestial Visitor” served as a backdoor pilot for Tom Swift, a sort of reimagining with him being a black, gay, millionaire inventor. Now he returns to the center of his own series tonight. During the press day, executive producers and stars had a lot to say about what viewers can expect.

The original novels were published over 100 years ago, and the source material doesn’t really hold up today. Executive producer Melinda Hsu Taylor wanted to make the program more inclusive but keep “the basic concept of optimism and friendship and a kind of relentless positivity… And then we populated a black and gay billionaire and , you know, all of his reunited family and friends.”

Actor, Tian Richards, also revealed a glimpse of Tom Swift and how he has changed since we last saw him in Nancy Drew. “[I]It’s been three years since Tom Swift was in Horseshoe Bay. So it’s happening in 2019, we’re happening nowadays. So Tom has definitely grown a bit more. When we first meet him, he’s still trying to bring the, the meteorite, to build the, you know, the spaceship for his father. At the top of our series, we meet him when he has just finished this spaceship. So again, definitely further on his journey.

He continued, “We look a little different, I like to say…we give a little more, you know, grown man energy, definitely this time around. And it was so beautiful this time, you can see Tom in his element. You see him with his family, with his friends, you see him in his hometown. So you really open up the fullness of who this man was.

However Tom Swift and Nancy Drew are in the same universe, don’t expect crossovers anytime soon. Executive producer Noga Landau said, “As far as the two shows talking to each other, if they do, it will eventually happen, and it will happen in a really interesting way. But, you know, what’s important to us is that these two shows are really independent. As if they were in the same universe, the characters know each other, we put a lot of really funny little Easter eggs if you’re careful between Tom and Nancy.

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The series has a mostly black cast, but the creatives wanted to tell a universal story. Taylor explained, “We really wanted to make this a show where whatever kind of intersectional identity you have, you have someone to relate to, someone to cheer for, someone to look forward to.”

Executive producer Cameron Johnson added: “What we’ve been able to do here is bring a group of people together and tell the story of a person who has lost something and is trying to get it back, and also understand what I take from my parents? What am I leaving behind? And what is the life I can build when I am surrounded by the people I love.

An important plot point of the first season is the relationship between Tom Swift and his father, Barton. Richards was inspired by his own experiences of coming out to his family. “But it’s great to grow up in a home where you can be fully realized and fully realized.” However, he understands that everyone’s situation is different. “So there are a lot of people dealing with parents who, you know, it’s, it’s, it’s, sometimes it’s a little bit more micro-aggression in between. It’s not, we’re still kicking you out of the house or disowning you, but it’s like a little micro-aggression, little comments that they make, little, you know, side-kicks that you, you feel.

But Johnson assured everyone that Barton just needed time to adjust to who his son really is and accept their different points of view. “Barton and Tom love each other a lot. The problem is that their vision of what it is to be a man is so different that it’s a big bridge to cross… But what really matters is accept that your child’s view, your loved one’s view of what their life should be, may be different, and your job is not to love, to try to beat them into submit and do as you dreamed of them. It’s to help them be the best possible version of that, of themselves.

There are other characters in the show besides Tom Swift. Ashleigh Murray, who played Josie McCoy on Riverdale and Katy Keen, talked about having a more mature role in Zenzi Fullerton. “Honestly, it’s so wonderful because, you know, me, I’ve always been a very mature person, even in my youth. And it’s nice to finally be able to walk and walk in that same maturity. You know, it feels good to feel like a woman and to be received like a woman, and to be respected like a woman, and to be able to introduce myself and to be able to command a space and to be able to attract attention and that I will be listened to.”

Regarding Zenzi’s bond with Tom, the actress said, “You know, they’re longtime family friends, but they’re like cousins. They’re like, they’re like siblings , you know, they can finish each other’s sentences or know what the other person needs and doesn’t need. You know, it’s, it’s a bond that’s really, really hard to break.

One person who will be heard but not seen is LeVar Burton. He gives the voice to Barclay, an artificial intelligence. Taylor voiced Barclay’s role in Tom Swift’s life. “We wanted someone who was a lonely kid’s best friend, whose parents were away and out of the house, who didn’t have people he could relate to, you know, on his level, but also at his age. So he basically created this robot, which would sort of be his Obi-Wan. And be supportive and smart and protective and loving, and, you know, secretly the way he wanted his dad to be.

Don’t miss Tom Swift when it premieres tonight on The CW.

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