Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thomson Dress as Cleopatra, Mark Antony: Pics

first_imgQueen and king of Halloween! Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson channeled their inner royals as Cleopatra and Mark Antony.“👑❤️Halloween 2020 ❤️👑 Mommy and Tutu make me look good in these pics 😁,” Thompson, 29, wrote via Instagram on Monday, November 2.- Advertisement – The family’s Halloween celebration came days after the Revenge Body host and the athlete took their little one to the Nights of Jack Halloween experience on Tuesday, October 27.Earlier in the month, the couple jetted off to a private island as part of Kim Kardashian’s 40th birthday party crew. They were also spotted getting flirty at Kim’s surprise birthday bash, which was featured on the October 21 episode of KUWTK.Us exclusively confirmed in August that the Strong Looks Better Naked author and Thompson rekindled their romance after breaking up in February 2019 following Thompson’s cheating scandal.Since getting back together, the pair have spent a lot of time together and with their daughter.“They have been acting like a married couple and are so comfortable with each other,” a source exclusively told Us in September. “Tristan has been being a great dad. Things are really coming around and Khloé is hopeful about their future.”Last month, a second source told Us that “Tristan and Khloé are doing really good,” adding that “Tristan has been really good to her recently.”Scroll down to see the trio’s golden Halloween costumes. The Cleveland Cavaliers player shared a series of photos of himself dressed as the Roman general alongside his girlfriend, 36, and their 2-year-old-daughter, True.The Good American cofounder embodied Mark Antony’s lover, Egyptian ruler Cleopatra, while True matched her parents as a royal toddler.“♔ Cleopatra ♔♔ Mark Antony ♔♔ Royal Highness True ♔,” Kardashian captioned her own group of photos from the holiday, noting all of their gilded outfits were custom-made by Bryan Hearns.- Advertisement – The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star’s ensemble included a gold bra top, high-waisted skirt, gold cape, heels and gem-filled headdress. She topped off her look with the ruler’s iconic black hairstyle.The NBA player’s costume matched Kardashian’s and had a chest plate, metal skirt, crown and warrior helmet.True posed alongside her parents in a gold dress that featured angel-wing sleeves.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Brazil judge orders Bolsonaro to wear a mask due to COVID-19

first_imgBrazil has more confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths than anywhere outside the United States.On Tuesday, Brazil registered an additional 1,374 deaths from the virus and 39,436 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry. The novel coronavirus has killed more than 52,000 people in Brazil and infected more than 1.1 million.That has made the country a prime location for vaccine trials, which began over the weekend for a candidate developed by Oxford University. Brazil’s interim health minister said on Tuesday that the government would likely sign a deal this week to produce the university’s trial vaccine locally.On other fronts, Bolsonaro has openly defied the consensus among public health experts for slowing the outbreak.The president has criticized lockdown and social-distancing orders issued by governors and mayors, saying their economic damage is worse than the disease. Echoing US President Donald Trump, Bolsonaro has also pushed unproven anti-malarial drugs to treat the novel coronavirus.But his most visible defiance has been going mask-less at a string of demonstrations in Brasilia, holding babies for photos and shaking hands with supporters.Other officials have run afoul of the local mask rule. The country’s former education minister, who resigned last week, was fined 2,000 reais for not wearing a mask on the capital’s central boulevard earlier this month.Topics : A Brazilian judge ordered President Jair Bolsonaro to wear a mask in public after the right-wing populist attended political rallies without one in the middle of the world’s second-worst coronavirus outbreak.Federal Judge Renato Borelli ruled in a decision made public on Tuesday that Bolsonaro was subject to a fine of 2,000 reais ($387) a day if he continued to disobey a local ordinance in the federal district meant to slow the pandemic.Brazil’s solicitor general, which argues the government’s legal interests, said in a statement that it was studying ways to reverse the decision.last_img read more

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Explainer: World Health Organization’s struggle for a global COVID-19 vaccine plan

first_imgThe World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday urged countries to join a global pact aimed at ensuring less wealthy countries have access to COVID-19 vaccines, warning about the risks from so-called “vaccine nationalism.” Here is a look at the WHO’s plan and the approaches by wealthier nations.What is the WHO’s vaccine program?The COVAX global vaccines facility is a program designed to pool funds from wealthier countries and nonprofits to develop a COVID-19 vaccine and distribute it equitably around the world. Its aim is to deliver 2 billion doses of effective, approved COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2021. Governments including United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, and the European Union have spent tens of billions of dollars on deals with vaccine makers such as Pfizer Inc, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca Plc and others. The United States alone has committed nearly $11 billion for development, testing, manufacture and stockpiling of hundreds of millions of doses.Russia and China are also working on vaccines and have already begun vaccinating some of their citizens.What kind of resources are being brought to bear?The ACT Accelerator is financed by a variety of nonprofits and governments. It is aiming to raise about $31 billion.So far, the COVAX facility has attracted interest from 92 poorer countries hoping for voluntary donations and 80 wealthier countries, a number little changed from a month ago, that would finance the scheme, according to the WHO.What is the WHO’s concern?The WHO has expressed concern that wealthier countries hoarding vaccines for their own citizens could impede efforts to end the pandemic.“We need to prevent vaccine nationalism,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a Tuesday virtual briefing. “Sharing finite supplies strategically and globally is actually in each country’s national interest.”WHO leaders have said that developing a coordinated global distribution system for COVID-19 vaccines that prioritize those at greatest risk of getting sick, such as healthcare workers, would help curb the spread of coronavirus worldwide.  Topics :center_img The details of the program are still being hashed out ahead of an Aug. 31 deadline for nations to join. It is led by the WHO, along with the Gavi vaccine alliance, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).COVAX is part of a broader program, called the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, that works to ensure that vaccines, treatments, diagnostic tests and other healthcare resources are broadly available to combat the pandemic.What are wealthier nations doing?They have focused on securing vaccines for their own citizens, striking deals for the first doses even as data has yet to prove the vaccines to be effective.last_img read more

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Louis van Gaal claims 2015 was “a very good year” and targets title in 2016

first_imgLouis van Gaal believes 2015 should largely be regarded as “a very good year” for Manchester United despite their current woes. United are out of the Champions League and in the middle of their worst run for 26 seasons, but the United manager thinks it would be wrong to judge the year based on their displays in December. After a dour 0-0 draw against PSV and a stalemate against Leicester, United began the month with a goalless encounter against West Ham. Press Association Defeats against Bournemouth, Norwich, Stoke and Wolfsburg followed – as well as another goalless draw against Chelsea – and all of a sudden United were nine points behind leaders Arsenal in sixth position. United may be ending the year on a low point, but after guiding the club to fourth last season and adding more “balance” to the squad in the summer, Van Gaal believes the team has moved forward over the last 12 months. “When you don’t assess December it was a very good year, 2015,” said the United manager, who has spent more than £250million since taking over 18 months ago. “But you cannot do that because a year has 12 months. “I think we have fulfilled the wish and our aim in the first season and after that we have managed to give balance to the team and that resulted in November we were first. “Then we are out of the Champions League and that gives us a big blow.” Those comments may not go down well with the United fans who voiced their concerns about Van Gaal and his style of play long before December. Some United supporters have booed their team off and implored them to attack during matches after becoming annoyed at the ponderous, possession-based style often on display at Old Trafford. Despite United’s poor form, Van Gaal still has his eyes on the title. “We need to win because at the end of the season I want to be top, not middle,” Van Gaal said. Although United failed to beat Chelsea on Monday, the team’s performance in the goalless stalemate was encouraging enough to prevent a fan revolt and save the manager. Van Gaal admits the pressure is still on him, however, as he cannot afford for the likes of Arsenal, Leicester, Manchester City and Tottenham to break away. Van Gaal added: “We have to get points otherwise the gap is too big and that is why we have to do what we have to do. “We have to work, prepare the game, perform and then evaluate the game again. That is of course much more difficult when you don’t win than when you win.” The pressure on Van Gaal will increase if United fail to beat Swansea at Old Trafford on Saturday. “You have to show it for 90 minutes against the resistance of the opponent and also under the pressure of the environment and the pressure you put yourself under,” said Van Gaal, who has lost all three games against Swansea since becoming United manager. “And you have to cope with that. “I was three times lost against Swansea, and then you have to evaluate why you lost. It is always like that, then you continue with the same vicious circle of working. “There is no magic, it is looking at what has happened and what can improve, as a team but also as an individual player.” Jesse Lingard remains a doubt for the game on Saturday. last_img read more

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