first_img– Advertisement – On November 6, Savchenko, 37, and Samodanova, 36, announced their split after 14 years of marriage. The estranged duo, who wed in 2006, share daughters Olivia, 10, and Zlata, 3.In a statement to Us, the Dancing With the Stars pro stressed that the twosome intended to make their children their priority following the breakup. “We still intend to coparent our wonderful children together who we love so dearly,” he said in a statement to Us. “And we will strive to continue to be the best parents that we can to them.”Samodanova, for her part, said in an Instagram Story post that their “road is coming to an end.” Later that day, the choreographer shared a cryptic message that alluded to Savchenko’s faults in the relationship. “I don’t hate you. I’m just disappointed you turned into everything you said you’d never be,” the note read.Gleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova Were Having Issues Before SplitGleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova Rob Latour/BEI/Shutterstock- Advertisement – A rough go of it. Gleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova’s road toward separation was a bumpy one.“Gleb and Elena had been having issues for a few months, and his relationship with [his Dancing With the Stars partner] Chrishell [Stause] was the catalyst to bringing those issues to the forefront and over the edge,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. “Gleb is a very passionate person, handsome and always gets attention, and Elena can be insecure.”- Advertisement – Savchenko’s DWTS partner Stause, 39, is also in the midst of a separation from estranged husband Justin Hartley, whom she split from in November 2019. Since Savchenko’s breakup announcement, rumors have swirled about whether he had an affair with Stause. The Selling Sunset star and the Russian dancer denied the speculation.Savchenko, for his part, responded to his estranged wife’s “false accusations” of infidelity. “My relationship with Chrishell was and remains strictly platonic,” he told Us on November 7. “Our friendship during our season on DWTS was not the reason for our split. Elena and I have had longstanding issues in our marriage. This has been an ongoing situation between Elena and I paired with poor timing.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! The insider continues, “It was an ongoing thing while they were together, and it especially became an issue when he was on set, on the road and getting attention from the public.”Gleb Savchenko and Elena Samodanova Were Having Issues Before SplitChrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko. ABC/Eric McCandlessIt all “took a big toll on Elena, and it was hard for her to adjust,” the source adds. Meanwhile, Savchenko “isn’t bothered by the attention and is just trying to live his best life and move forward” after the split.“His main focus is on his kids and trying to spend as much time with them as possible and also making time for himself,” the insider says. “Gleb feels secure and fully supported by the cast throughout everything. Everyone knew this was coming for a long time. So, they aren’t surprised and just have his back.”- Advertisement –last_img read more


first_imgAs of Tuesday, more than 8.6 million applicants had registered to receive Rp 3.55 million in benefits. “We want the people who receive the preemployment card to not just be employees, but also entrepreneurs,” Denni, who formerly served as the President’s economic policy advisor, said in an online briefing on Wednesday.The government launched the program on April 11, earlier than the initial schedule in November, to assist people laid off or furloughed because of the economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak, which had infected more than 9,500 people nationwide, as of Wednesday. The program is also aimed at helping owners of small businesses who have lost customers.As many as 2.2 million people have lost their jobs because of the economic downturn, according to Manpower Ministry data last updated on April 20. More than half are formal sector workers furloughed by 43,690 firms.Executive director of the Institute of Development for Economics and Finance (INDEF) Tauhid Ahmad said Wednesday the program should offer courses on skills related to the government’s priority industries, such as tourism, in line with the 2020–2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN). Many of the more than 20,000 recipients who have taken courses via Sisnaker, an online learning platform managed by the Manpower Ministry, have studied information technology.“The recipients might not know the needs in the labor market,” Tauhid said during the same online briefing, adding that the program management should evaluate the relevance of available courses.However, with most nonessential businesses shutting down their operations, laid-off and furloughed workers needed cash assistance more than access to subsidized online courses, said Center of Reform on Economics (CORE) Indonesia research director Piter Abdullah.If eligible, the participants will each receive cash and training benefits worth Rp 3.55 million.  Of this, Rp 2.4 million will be disbursed as cash assistance over the course of four months after a recipient has completed a course. A further Rp 1 million is for training costs and the remaining Rp 150,000 is received for completing a survey.“I have seen myself that laid-off workers are not able to pay their mortgages or rent,” Piter said during the same online briefing. “If they continue living under such conditions, they will be forced to move out.”With increasing numbers of people out of work, many are struggling to even purchase food. Out of 500 households surveyed across the country, 35 percent reported a decrease in food consumption, said National Development Planning Agency deputy head of population and employment Pungky Sumadi, quoting a recent survey by J-PAL Southeast Asia.“Therefore, we have to adjust the framework of our social safety net programs to the people’s current needs,” Pungky said in a separate online briefing on Wednesday. “The changing framework also applies to the preemployment card program.”The government hoped the program could provide data on those vulnerable to falling into poverty, said program management chairman Rudy Salahuddin.With other social safety net programs such as the Family Hope Program and the staple food card, the government has collected data on the poorest 40 percent of the population. “This data is useful if we want to expand other social assistance programs in the future,” Rudy said during an online briefing Wednesday.Topics : Around 110,000 eligible recipients of the preemployment card, a government-funded unemployment benefit and skill training program, have completed their courses, entitling them to receive cash assistance, an official has said.The program management’s executive director, Denni Purbasari, said in Jakarta Wednesday that some of the most popular courses were on English, online business, barista skills, coffee shop management, interviewing and spreadsheet application Microsoft Excel. Such courses cost between Rp 24,000 (US$1.57) and more than Rp 1 million.As many as 223 training institutions are involved in the program, providing more than 2,000 courses on various subjects through eight online learning platforms, including Skill Academy, Bukalapak, Tokopedia and Sisnaker. Denni said her office planned to team up with more training institutions to “provide as many options as possible to the 5.6 million recipients”.last_img read more


first_img Economy,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Governor Tom Wolf announced that more than $6.5 million in training assistance funding was provided to 715 Pennsylvania companies in Fiscal Year 2019-20 by WEDnetPA, an alliance of educational providers serving the commonwealth’s business community. This year marks 21 years of funding assistance for qualified businesses in the commonwealth to provide training to existing staff members.“During these unprecedented times, it is crucial that companies across the commonwealth can continue to receive training assistance—whether they are reopening or already have, and especially for our essential businesses that never shut down,” said Gov. Wolf. “Employee training is pivotal in strengthening our state’s workforce, and ultimately, our economy.”In fiscal year 2019-2020, $6,500,964 was invested in trainings and provided 24,359 employees with access to education in Essential Skills and Advanced Technology. Essential Skills training can include guidance in communication and teamwork, health and safety, business and computer operations, manufacturing fundamentals, quality assurance and more. Advanced Technology training can include guidance in advanced manufacturing technology, advanced software implementation, computer programming, software engineering and more.“One of the biggest components of strengthening Pennsylvania’s workforce is ensuring that companies can continually train and upskill their current employees,” said Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin. “WEDnet training helps individuals secure and further their careers and is committed to continuing to serve Pennsylvania’s business community during this pandemic.”Since its beginning in 1999, WEDnetPA has grown to become the primary delivery system for Pennsylvania’s incumbent workforce training. Each year, WEDnetPA partners continue to reach out to significant numbers of companies and employees—strengthening our workforce and businesses and, in turn, strengthening Pennsylvania’s economy.“WEDnetPA is a lifeline to Pennsylvania companies as they try to navigate the impacts of the pandemic. With so much uncertainty, financial challenge, and need to reskill the workforce, WEDnetPA has been able to help companies, in a very positive way, survive the storm and prepare for the full recovery that will eventually follow,” said WEDnetPA State Director Thomas Venditti. “Now, more than ever, employee training is a necessary strategy for survival and companies in Pennsylvania are fortunate the commonwealth has made this a priority investment, but the circumstances of the day have added a layer of complexity unlike anything we’ve seen in the past. Fortunately, WEDnetPA is employer driven and provides for an array of training methods, including online, distance learning and in-house training, which accounted for more than 20 percent of all training completed last year.”Workforce training grants align with Governor Wolf’s $30 million PAsmart workforce development initiative, an innovative way to improve coordination between state agencies, cut red tape, and invest in people and business to create and expand innovative job training so workers get the skills that businesses need to compete in the global economy.View this year’s annual report online.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to workforce development, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Wolf Administration: More Than 700 Pennsylvania Businesses Received Workforce Training Assistance in FY 2019-20center_img October 08, 2020last_img read more


first_imgIn July, Fergie released the music video to her new track, titled “M.I.L.F.$.” Now, this isn’t the American Pie acronym as we know it — Fergie has redefined M.I.L.F. as “Moms I’d Like To Follow.” Though Fergie claims the message of her song is about “empowering women who do it all,” the music video ironically hypersexualizes women and their consumption of milk. Similar to Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” the Fergie video features a concupiscent “Milfman,” who lusts after dancing celebrity moms. However, the message of female empowerment gets lost in the overwhelming parts of the video that, absent of sound, can be mistaken for high-class porn. What really caught me off guard was the allusion to “Got Milk,” the American advertising campaign that vigorously promoted the consumption of cow’s milk through celebrity ads from 1993 to 2014. After an abrupt ending, the song resumed for its last hurrah, as a TV appeared with a twist on the iconic “Got Milk” campaign reading “got milf?” Following this message was what seemed to be a revival of the “Got Milk” campaigns — Fergie seductively poured milk all over her body while the other mothers drank milk and sported the infamous milk mustaches, perpetuating the myth that cow’s milk is a vital source of calcium and protein for bone and muscle growth. In contrast to the school curriculums that necessitate dairy as part of the food pyramid, Fergie taught her students about alternative milk substitutes as she played the role of a (sexy schoolgirl) teacher for a nutrition class. The list on the board included the terms almond, coconut, rice, hemp, soy, dairy, protein, calcium and calories.Though it’s unclear whether Fergie intended to endorse dairy — they could have been consuming almond milk — the lascivious use of the milk alluded “Got Milk” and the support of money-hungry dairy companies.The dairy industry is horrific. Since female cows only lactate when they’re pregnant or have a newborn to feed, dairy workers repeatedly artificially inseminate them starting at the age of 12 months to continually keep them pregnant. Confined to what the industry calls “rape racks,” the workers send tubes with bull semen up the female cow’s vaginas. Sometimes the workers even stick their fists inside the cows to loosen the area.When a female cow gives birth, the vicious cycle repeats itself. Female cows are taken from their mothers and raised to be milk machines, and male cows are slain before being sold as veal. The anguish the mother cow faces after having her babies torn from her sometimes results in days of continuous moans as she searches for her newborns.The habitual insemination of female cows results in premature aging, exhaustion and mastitis — inflammation and sometimes infection of the udder. Pus and blood is commonly found in cow’s milk and is filtered, but not always completely. In the U.S., 750,000 somatic cells are allowed per milliliter. Somatic cells, which in this case are mostly white blood cells, are the same as the pus that erupts from a giant zit.After usually four to five years of incessant exploitation, the female cow collapses, and is then taken to the meat industries to be slaughtered and sold as meat. Aside from the explicit abuse, dairy has time again proved to be detrimental to our health. In fact, the USDA, responsible for creating the food pyramid guidelines, had a team of their scientists look into the scientific basis of the claims made in the “milk mustache” ads. The department revealed that milk doesn’t actually benefit sports performance. It also stated that dairy is linked to prostate cancer and heart diseases and causes digestive problems for 75 percent of people with lactose intolerance (maybe because humans aren’t meant to consume cow’s milk!). Finally, a more well-known fact is that countries with the lowest rates of dairy and calcium consumption — Africa and Asia, for instance — have the lowest rates of osteoporosis.Needless to say, you can get all of the calcium and protein you need from plant-based sources, such as kale, spinach, almonds,tofu, tempeh, tahini, beans, bread and broccoli.While Got Milk’s campaign should have been called Got Beastiality or Got Pus, Fergie was spot on with “Got Milf,” as she’s proved with her 112 million Youtube views that sex sells.However, had Fergie continued to extend upon the message of female empowerment, she could have sparked social change for females — both women, by delving into the celebrities’ success as leading figures — and cows, by advocating for plant-based milks.Tessa Nesis is a sophomore majoring in NGOs and social change.  Her column, “The Sentient Bean,” runs on Thursdays.last_img read more


first_imgHighlightsBlue Jays shortstop Freddy Galvis makes the play of the week (month?) with this barehanded catch.FREDDY?! HOW?! pic.twitter.com/vWn22IhyOC— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 20, 2019Rockies left fielder Raimel Tapia turns on the afterburners to complete this inside-the-park home run.🚨 INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUN 🚨 pic.twitter.com/5cLEPwRld4— MLB (@MLB) April 21, 2019What’s NextRed Sox (8-13) at Rays (14-7), 2:10 p.m. ET — Tyler Glasnow, who came over to the Rays in the Chris Archer trade last year, is off to one of the most surprising starts in baseball. While the right-hander looked overmatched and had control issues in his first two seasons with the Pirates, he has improved his control, with great results (4-0, 1.13 ERA, 0.88 WHIP). He’s one of the reasons the Rays sit atop the AL East. The Red Sox will counter with veteran David Price (1-1, 3.79 ERA). That two-run homer gave the Pirates a 3-1 lead in the fifth, and fans roared to get Tucker out for an encore. He emerged from the dugout, pumped his fists, patted his chest and pointed at the crowd.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZN“I was so excited to do it that I got out there and just was floored with emotion, man,” Tucker said afterward. “It was loud. People were screaming. It was really, really, really cool.”The game, which had been played under apocalyptic-looking storm clouds filled with lightning flashes, was delayed a short time later. After a lengthy delay, the game was called, giving the Pirates their fifth straight win.Pirates fans had already started celebrating their new hero. The 22-year-old Tucker, rated the organization’s No. 5 overall prospect by MLB.com, came out of the dugout during the rain delay to sign autographs and pose for photos.It’s been that kind of feel-good year so far for the first-place Pirates (12-6), who have a one-game lead over the Brewers in the NL Central. The pitching has been sensational, with Pirates starters boasting a 1.96 ERA, second only to Tampa Bay’s 1.89 mark. Jameson Taillon earned his first win of the season Saturday, going five innings and allowing only four hits and that one run.The offense has struggled, but three of the team’s top four outfielders, Gregory Polanco, Corey Dickerson and Lonnie Chisenhall, have played a combined four games this season. And center fielder Starling Marte (abdominal strain) was placed on the 10-day IL after colliding with shortstop Erik Gonzalez as the two chased a popup in Friday’s game.Gonzalez was placed on the 60-day IL with a fractured clavicle, opening the door for Tucker’s unexpected recall and MLB debut.He showed he was ready.Today was the best day of my life. My lifelong dream came true. Thank you to everyone who made today happen. Let’s go @Pirates pic.twitter.com/Wh4G0r9YZH— Cole Tucker (@cotuck) April 21, 2019Studs of the NightTwins left fielder Eddie Rosario went 5 for 9 with three home runs and five RBIs as Minnesota swept the Orioles in a doubleheader. Second baseman Jonathan Schoop had a pair of homer and four RBIs in the second game.Christian Yelich hit a pair of solo homers — extending his MLB-leading total to 13 — as the Brewers beat the Dodgers 5-0.Andrew Benintendi hit a second-inning grand slam and then drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth in Boston’s 6-5 victory over the Rays.First baseman Rowdy Tellez had three hits — including a homer — and three RBIs in five at-bats in Toronto’s 10-1 win over the Athletics.Duds of the NightAthletics right-hander Mike Fiers was shellacked by the Blue Jays, giving up six runs and nine hits — including two home runs — over 3 1/3 innings. His 8.28 ERA is the highest among MLB pitchers with 20-plus innings this year. Nationals ace Max Scherzer gave up six earned runs and 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Marlins. When asked his thoughts before his MLB debut Saturday, Pirates shortstop Cole Tucker joked, “If I could run back and tell second-grade Cole Tucker that this is happening, he would freak out.”That young Cole Tucker would have been jumping for joy to see how his MLB debut ended. In his third career at-bat, Tucker drove a pitch from Giants starter Derek Holland 431 feet into the wind to almost dead center field for his first career home run and hit. last_img read more