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Gigi Hadid finally reveals name of daughter she shares with Zayn Malik - PerthNow
After four long months the name of Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik’s baby girl has been revealed.
Gigi Hadid has finally revealed the name of her baby girl to her 60 million followers. Hadid and Zayn Malik have kept details of their newborn under wraps since she was born in September but after four long months of waiting the model has updated her Instagram bio to read: khais mom. Eagle-eyed fans spotted the bio change and shared their thoughts on the name. The couple have offered their fans a few glimpses into their lives over the past months. They announced the birth of Khai with a tweet posted by the former One Direction crooner, who wrote to his 29 million Twitter followers that his daughter is healthy and beautiful. Our baby girl is here, healthy and beautiful, he wrote. Camera Icon Gigi Hadid has revealed the name of her baby girl in her Instagram bio. Credit: Instagram To try put into words how I am feeling right now would be an impossible task. The love I feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding. Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine and thankful for the life we will have together. On Halloween they shared their first family photo with the trio in costumes. Malik dressed up as a Harry Potter character from the house of Slytherin, and was snapped looking down lovingly at his new daughter with partner Hadid, who wore an alien-style costume. A few weeks later the 25-year-old mum shared another photo with her daughter who she refereed to as da bestie. A whole new kind of busy & tired (sic) but shes da bestie so she got Christmas decorations early, Hadid wrote. Malik and Hadid have been in an on again, off again relationship since 2015, before confirming her rumoured pregnancy during an appearance on the Jimmy Fallon show. Obviously, we wished we could have announced it on our own terms, Hadid confessed to the talk show host.
Guy Sebastian reveals waiting until marriage to have sex with his wife Jules was a ‘massive punish’ - PerthNow
Guy Sebastian has revealed intimate details about his sex life, revealing that deciding to wait until marriage to sleep with his wife Jules was a “massive punish”.
Guy Sebastian has revealed intimate details about his sex life, revealing that deciding to wait until marriage to sleep with his wife Jules was a massive punish. Speaking to KIIS FM hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie Henderson, the singer was quizzed about whether or not he lost his virginity before getting hitched, aged 26. We waited. That was a massive punish, Guy said. You cut the bit off where I did say exactly what Kyle said, a lot of pent up of... Christians... young couples who naturally want to rip off each other's clothes off and end up pushing every boundary they can and do pretty much everything but. Jules also waited to have sex until she was married and previously told the Kyle and Jackie O Show that their wedding night was the best night of my life. Camera Icon Guy Sebastian admitted on The Kyle and Jackie O Show that it was a 'massive punish' having to wait until marriage to have sex with his wife, Credit: Don Arnold/Getty Images for David Jones The Australian Idol winner dedicated a song to lovemaking called Died and Gone to Heaven on his 2012 album Armageddon and at the time said he didnt regret losing his virginity after marrying. I'm very lucky to still be in love and still have a wife I'm very attracted to. It was worth the wait, he said. Guy and Jules met when they were teenagers before the walked down the aisle in 2008. We got together when I was 18 and we were real good mates. We were really close mates and weren't really sure whether we wanted to cross that line, Guy said last year. I didn't want to ruin the friendship because we were best mates. And I think that's what got us through life. Camera Icon The pair met when they were teenagers and married in 2008. Credit: Graham Denholm/Getty Images Shes a gem and shes my rock. The couple split briefly before they were married and Guy admitted that he was a rubbish boyfriend. It took her breaking up with me for me to realise I was being a douche, he said. They share two sons, Hudson, eight and Archer, six.
Lady Gaga sings The Star-Spangled Banner at President Joe Biden’s inauguration - PerthNow
Sporting a huge gold dove brooch, Lady Gaga called for peace as she belted out the National Anthem at President Biden's inauguration. SEE THE FOOTAGE
Sporting a huge gold dove brooch, Lady Gaga called for peace as she belted out the National Anthem at President Biden's inauguration. Camera Icon Lady Gaga sings the U.S. National Anthem at the beginning of the swearing in ceremony for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden. Credit: Saul Loeb/AP True to her over-the-top style, the star wore a massive red dress and a striking navy jacket with gloves to sing The Star-Spangled Banner from the West Front of the US Capitol. Camera Icon Gaga meets Joe Biden. Credit: Susan Walsh/AP Taking to Twitter after she sang, Lady Gaga called for peace, captioning the photograph: A dove carrying an olive branch. May we all make peace with each other. Elsewhere, Jennifer Lopez sang This Land is Your Land from the balcony of the famous building. Camera Icon Gaga gives it her all for the national anthem. Credit: Patrick Semansky/AP But determined to put a J-Lo twist on her performance, Lopez even managed to get a line of her song, Let's Get Loud into the performance before segueing back into the track. Camera Icon Lady Gaga wore a massive dove brooch for the performance. Credit: Caroline Brehman/AP The 51-year-old singer and actress also uttered a phrase from the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish, saying: One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. And while Lopez was no doubt nervous performing to such a big audience, her nerves didn't show as she performed the song in a white and silver ensemble, paired with a white jacket, too. Camera Icon US singer Jennifer Lopez sings 'This Land is Your Land' during the inaugural ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Credit: MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA Garth Brooks also attended to perform a rendition of Amazing Grace, asking everyone at the event in person, at home and at work to join in with the song too. Camera Icon Garth Brooks performs during President-elect Joe Bidens inauguration. Credit: Greg Nash/AP Addressing those present and the wider public, he encouraged people to sing along. Im going to ask you to sing this last verse with me. Not just the people here, but the people at home, at work. As one, united, he said. Brooks had previously confirmed he would perform at Biden's inauguration. In our household, this is not a political statement, this is a statement of unity, he said. This is kind of how I get to serve this country. Ive played for every president there is, since Carter, with the exception of Reagan. This is an honour for me to get to serve. And its one of the things that, if my family is around, no matter who the president-elect is, its an honour to be asked.
Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins, girlfriend Alexandra George make their relationship Insta official - PerthNow
Nick Cummins made Bachelor history when he infamously chose no one on the show, but he has finally found a girl worthy of the final rose.
Nick Cummins made Bachelor history when he infamously chose no one on the show, but he has finally found a girl worthy of the final rose. The 32-year-old took to Instagram to debut new girlfriend Alexandra George as the pair cosied up on a boat as the sun set over the water. This sunset @kingfisherbayresort is a must-see, he said as he showed off his beaming grin. The couple are holidaying at the Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island in Queensland and the snap follows rumours in June that they were romantically linked. Former Wallaby Drew Mitchell joked in reply: Good to see you finally made a choice Badge! The Daily Telegraph reported that the former rugby player and the Zimmermann accessories designer had been living in lockdown together in Seal Rocks in NSW. Friends said that they met on a trip to the Kimberley in the WAs north and Cummins recently featured in an Instagram post that marks one year since the holiday. This is the first time that Cummins has been in a serious relationship since his appearance on the reality dating show in 2018 when he left finalists Brittany Hockley and Sophie Tieman heartbroken after he dumped them both because he wasnt in love. Last year Cummins took part in Channel Sevens gruelling reality show SAS Australia and was one of just three recruits to make it to the end. Camera Icon Nick Cummins infamously dumped Brittany Hockley and Sophie Tieman on The Bachelor because he wasnt in love. Credit: nickbadger/Instagram Reflecting on the course, which he excelled at both physically and mentally, Cummins revealed his only regret was his actions during the finale. My only regret was not smashing my way out the backdoor when our base was compromised, Cummins said, after the final recruits were kidnapped from their base during the last tactical challenge. Comedian Merrick Watts and AFLW player Sabrina Frederick also managed to complete the course, while swimmer James Magnussen finished it but not earning an official pass.
Rio Tinto WA gold project delayed as traditional owner sanction sought - PerthNow
Obtaining the consent of traditional owners to start a new gold mine in WA will be harder for Rio Tinto than initially thought, the miner concedes.
Obtaining the consent of traditional owners to start a new gold mine in WA will be harder for Rio Tinto than initially thought, the miner concedes. The company issued its fourth quarter production report on Tuesday, showing it had achieved a 2 per cent increase in full year iron ore output in the states Pilbara region and a 1 per cent lift in shipments. Rio Tinto previously expected production would start at the Winu gold and copper project in 2023 but is now aiming for the following year. We are actively engaging with the traditional owners through on-country heritage surveys, monitoring and agreement making, which is expected to continue into 2021, with first ore now expected in 2024, subject to regulatory approvals, traditional owner and other consents and COVID-19 restrictions, it said. The miner also said important progress had been made with efforts to restore trust with the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura people after the Juukan Gorge cave blast scandal last year, which sparked international outrage. Camera Icon The destruction of Juukan Gorge one of the earliest known locations inhabited by Australias Indigenous people sparked a global outcry. Credit: Supplied, PKKP Aboriginal Corporation/AFP In a scathing interim report after an inquiry into the debacle, a parliamentary committee found Rio Tinto made a deliberate decision to choose the only one of four mine expansion options that required the destruction of the rock shelters to maximise its returns. That was despite it knowing the significance of the caves, which were a site of human occupation over 46,000 years. The controversy claimed the scalps of three executives including former chief executive Jean-Sebastian-Jacques, who was this month replaced by chief financial officer and executive director Jakob Stausholm. He accepts trying to repair the damage caused by the cave destruction is a mammoth task. I do not underestimate the time and effort it will take, genuinely working together with our partners, in order for Rio Tinto to drive the changes necessary to help restore trust and rebuild our reputation, Mr Stausholm said. Camera Icon New Rio Tinto chief executive Jakob Stausholm says he doesnt underestimate how much it will take to repair the damage. Credit: AAP, Will Russell/AAP Another major challenge will be advancing the planned expansion of its massive Oyu Tolgoi copper mine in Mongolia. It is jointly owned by the Mongolian government, which advised earlier this month it was dissatisfied with the results of the definitive estimate and the funding implications for the sharing of economic benefits between the shareholders. The government has also stressed the importance of achieving a comprehensive solution which addresses the social issues of importance to Mongolia, such as water usage and the corporate tax payments which have been referred to international arbitration, Rio Tinto said in Tuesdays report. The company has many hurdles to clear in order to begin caving operations at the mine in 2021, which will unlock the most valuable part of the project. Camera Icon The multi-billion dollar Oyu Tolgoi mine in the Gobi Desert is rich and colossal. Credit: Bloomberg Rio Tinto says the mine, at peak production, is expected to be the fourth largest copper mine in the world by 2030. The company continues to face challenges in terms of the social license to operate in the Pilbara (which) will need much care and attention following the blasts at Juukan Gorge and its Oyu Tolgoi growth project in Mongolia has multiple uncertainties left to resolve, RBC Capital Markets said. Adding to these challenges, the new CEO will need to determine whether Rio takes part in the large, Chinese-led, Simandou iron ore development in Guinea which could have material and likely negative implications for the longer-term outlook in the iron ore industry. The huge Simandou project is expected to bring on substantial new supply of the steelmaking commodity, denting prices, which are currently buoyant at about US$170 per tonne.
Bernard Tomic’s girlfriend Vanessa Sierra cops ‘death threats’ over quarantine hair ‘joke’ - PerthNow
Bernard Tomic’s girlfriend says she has been bombarded with “death threats” after revealing the worst part about hotel quarantine.
Bernard Tomics girlfriend says she has been bombarded with death threats after revealing what life is like in hotel quarantine. Vanessa Sierra yesterday offered fans an inside look at the room she will share with her tennis-star beau over the coming weeks as he prepares for the Australian Open. Unable to head outside during their 14 days of isolation, social media star Sierra said the pair had been playing video games up to 11 hours a day and had abandoned the s*** hotel food and instead been ordering Uber Eats. Ms Sierra also revealed they hadnt been offered fresh sheets and had been forced to wash their dinner plates in the bathroom sink. Camera Icon Vanessa Sierra and Bernard Tomic say theyve been playing video games 11 hours a day. Credit: Supplied Camera Icon Bernard Tomics preparation for the Australian Open have been hampered by quarantine. Credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images But the comment that apparently sparked the dark backlash from those watching her YouTube vlog came when she shared that she hadnt been able to maintain her usual hair routine. This is the worst part of quarantine. I don't wash my own hair. I've never washed my own hair, she said. It's just not something that I do. I normally have hairdressers that do it twice a week for me. This is the situation that we're dealing with. I can't wait to get out of quarantine just so I can get my hair done. Camera Icon Vanessa Sierra bemoaning the condition of her unwashed hair. Credit: Supplied Camera Icon Vanessa Sierra said washing her own hair was just not something that I do. Credit: Supplied The comments apparently went down like a lead balloon, and even saw Sierra inundated with death threats. If I want to laugh about how bad my hair is in quarantine I unapologetically will. Have a cry, she posted on Instagram on Monday night. Im getting so many death threats over my hair joke. Sierra said that she had been lighthearted about the entire thing and did not make any complaints. (I) simply did a daily vlog as I always do about my life and circumstances. I even said that I dont mind the food situation in quarantine, she said. Didnt realise how many idiots are in this world. Meanwhile Australian Open boss Craig Tiley has rejected calls to shorten men's matches at the grand slam as the number of coronavirus cases linked to the tournament rises to nine. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says three of four new COVID-19 cases in the state announced on Tuesday are connected to the Open. Some 72 players and support staffers are in a 14-day lockdown in Melbourne after arriving on 17 charter flights in the past five days. Andrews says some of the nine tennis cases may be reclassified as non-infectious shedding, which could allow players to leave their lockdown hotel rooms to train. "If you've got say 30 people who are deemed a close contact because they've been on a plane with a case, and the case is no longer an active case but a historic shedding, well that would release those people from that hard lockdown," Andrews told reporters on Tuesday. RELATED: BERNARD TOMICS GIRLFRIEND VANESSA SIERRA PROVIDES INSIGHT INTO HOTEL QUARANTINE EXPERIENCE THREE OF FOUR NEW CASES IN HOTEL QUARANTINE LINKED TO AUSTRALIAN OPEN NICK KYRGIOS CALLS NOVAK DJOKOVIC 'TOOL' OVER QUARANTINE DEMANDS But Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton warned the virus could still be incubating in some of the 1200 people who have arrived in Melbourne for the Open. Cases have been linked to three charter flights from Abu Dhabi, Doha and Los Angeles. The fresh cases come as Open boss Tiley said organisers always expected some positive COVID-19 tests among arrivals. "There was going to be an expectation to have several positive cases," Tiley said. Tiley said the lockdown for some players meant preparations for the grand slam starting on February 8 was "not an even playing field". Players in lockdown are prevented from training while another group of competitors, including world No.1 Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, are in Adelaide where restrictions don't prevent them practising. "We're going to play our part to try to even it up as much as possible," Tiley said. But he rejected calls from some men's players to reduce Open matches to best of three sets instead of best of five. "We're a grand slam at the end of the day," he said. "Right now, three out of five sets for the men and two out of three sets for the women is the position we plan on sticking to." With AAP
Tropical cyclone warning for Pilbara and Kimberley regions in WA’s far north - PerthNow
Residents in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions are being warned to batten down the hatches as a tropical low forming over WA’s north coast could develop into a tropical cyclone this week.
Residents in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions are being warned to batten down the hatches as a low forming over WAs north coast could develop into a tropical cyclone this week. Bureau of Meteorology forecasters are closely monitoring the States northern waters, with an increased likelihood of a tropical cyclone developing from Thursday onwards. While BOM advises it is too early to say if and where the potential cyclone could impact, it is possible the system could make landfall later this week prompting the warning. The risk of (the tropical low) reaching tropical cyclone intensity increases in the latter half of this week, and by the end of the week it may approach and cross the Pilbara coast, a BOM statement read. Its important that residents along the Pilbara and Kimberley coasts start preparing and becoming familiar with their cyclone plans. There is also the potential for another tropical low to move into the north WA region. This system is expected to develop near Java and has a low chance of developing into a cyclone. It is expected to move west and possibly affect the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, bringing heavy rain and potentially damaging winds this week. One cyclone has formed so far this season in WA waters, tropical cyclone Joshua. After reaching category 1 strength this weekend TC Joshua did not impact the WA mainland. It has weakened to a tropical low and moved further west, out of the Australian region, according to BOM. Meanwhile, the southern half of the State is facing dangerous fire conditions, with high temperatures and the risk of fires being ignited by lightning strikes.
More Perth home owners selling for a profit in September quarter - PerthNow
Perth property owners are reaping the benefits as we reach the end of a long market downturn.
Perth property owners are reaping the benefits as we reach the end of a long market downturn, with more selling their homes for a profit in the September quarter 2020. According to the latest CoreLogic Pain & Gain report, the rate of profit-making resales increased to 67.5 per cent, up from 63.1 per cent in the June quarter. This improvement followed the start of a recovery in the second half of 2019, which was briefly disrupted by COVID-19 before rebounding strongly towards the end of 2020. The Perth housing market increased 1.9 per cent in value over 2020, head of research Australia Eliza Owen said. While (values) still sit well below the record high values seen in 2014, (they) have started to increase off the back of a large correction, limited housing development, and signs of uplift in mining activity. Camera Icon Profit and loss across the capital cities. Credit: CoreLogic Pain & Gain report September 2020 Across Perth, the council regions with the highest incidence of profit-making sales were Cambridge (88.9 per cent) with a median profit of $450,500 and Nedlands (85.7 per cent), which recorded the highest median profit at $549,444. The region with the highest portion of loss-making sales was Perth (64.6 per cent), with owners making a median loss of $105,000, followed by Bayswater (45.4 per cent) and a median loss of $53,000 and Mandurah (40 per cent), with a median loss of $56,000. Ms Owen said the characteristics of loss-making sales in these regions were varied. Across the Perth council region, the majority of loss-making sales were investor-owned units, while in Mandurah, loss-making sales were largely owner-occupied properties, with an average purchase date in the early 2010s, she said. The council region with the highest median loss was Cottesloe at $177,500. During the reporting period houses across Perth typically saw the greatest returns, with 71 per cent selling for a profit, compared with 46.7 per cent of units. While less than half of Perth units have sold for a nominal gain since January 2019, owners did see an improvement in the market in the September quarter with the rate of profit-making sales increasing from 41.6 per cent in the previous quarter. Houses were held for a median 11.5 years before making a profit, while units were held for longer at 15.9 years, but this was likely to decrease. With profitability in the Australian housing markets having the potential to improve over 2021, dwelling owners may have less time to wait before seeing nominal gains on the sale of a property, Ms Owen said. For this reason it is expected typical hold periods for profit-making sales may slowly decline in the coming quarters. Owner occupiers fared better than investors during the quarter, with 69.3 per cent recording a profit compared to 57.3 per cent. CoreLogic expects Perths profit-making sales to continue to increase. Between low interest rates, low incidences of COVID19, and a pick up in mining activity, the rate of profit-making sales across the city is likely to gradually improve, Ms Owen said. However, as of December 2020, Perth dwelling values remained 19.9 per cent below the record high reached in 2014, meaning some owners will have to hold for a long time before yielding a profit on their purchase. Camera Icon Profits across Perth council regions. Credit: CoreLogic Pain &amp; Gain report September 2020 Camera Icon Losses across Perth council regions. Credit: CoreLogic Pain &amp; Gain report September 2020
Prince Harry ‘heartbroken’ over Megxit, says broadcaster and friend Tom Bradby in TV interview - PerthNow
Friend Tom Bradby has revealed the Duke of Sussex is still struggling over the breakdown of his family ties in a TV interview set to air tonight.
Prince Harry is heartbroken over his split with the royal family but he and his wife Meghan are happy in their new lives in the United States, according to one of the couples close confidants. Camera Icon Tom Bradby interviewed Meghan and Harry after their South Africa tour. Credit: Unknown/ITV In an interview to be aired today, broadcaster Tom Bradby says in an interview to be aired on Saturday. Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, moved to Los Angeles with baby son Archie last year after they gave up their official royal roles following disagreements with other family members and in the face of huge media attention. Camera Icon Harry and Meghan have been away from the royals for a year. Credit: TheWest I think he is heartbroken by the situation with his family, Bradby said in an interview for ITV's Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh. But are they unhappy out there? No, I don't think that's right, I think they are pretty happy actually, but I think they wrestle with their position in life, I think they all do. Bradby's interviews with the couple during a 2019 tour of Africa provided insight into growing tensions within the royal family since their 2018 wedding and the birth of their son, with a tearful Meghan describing the difficulty of being a new mother and dealing with incessant scrutiny. Camera Icon Family friend: Journalist Tom Bradby. Credit: Robin Matthews/Supplied Random House Harry also admitted to disagreements with elder brother Prince William, who is second in line to the throne. Well, just the situation with the family clearly isn't ideal and it has been a very difficult year for them all, Bradby said. There are still a lot of hurt feelings on all sides and it's very difficult. Bradby's documentary on the couple presaged their decision to step back from all official royal duties in 2020. Since then Harry and Meghan have continued charity work and signed TV and other media deals, launching their debut podcast in December. They have also pursued several lawsuits against the British press.
Armie Hammer’s ex backs up allegations about the actor’s ‘cannibalistic’ sexual fantasies - PerthNow
Actor Armie Hammer has found himself in the middle of a social media scandal involving alleged leaked messages from the star about his terrifying sexual fantasies.
Armie Hammers ex has backed up alleged claims about the actors cannibalistic sexual fantasies. Courtney Vucekovich who met Hammer in June liken their romance to dating Hannibal Lecter and said Hammer fantasised about barbecuing and her. He said to me he wants to break my rib and barbecue and eat it, Vucekovich told Page Six. F**k that was weird, but you never think about it again. He says, I want to take a bite out of you. If I had a little cut on my hand, hed like suck it or lick it. Thats about as weird as we got. Hammer has found himself in the middle of a social media scandal involving alleged leaked messages from the star about his sexual desires. He began trending last week after a series of unverified Instagram messages which appeared to have come from his official account circulated on Twitter. The alleged leaked messages from Hammer detailed graphic and disturbing sexual fantasies including an instance where he claimed hes 100 per cent a cannibal I want to eat you and I need to drink your blood. Yesterday the 34-year-old dropped out of his Shotgun Wedding role alongside Jennifer Lopez, which will now be recast. In a statement published by Variety, Hammer broke his silence and responded to the vicious and spurious online attacks. Im not responding to these bulls*** claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic. Lionsgate is supporting me in this and Im grateful to them for that, the statement said. Given the imminent start date of Shotgun Wedding, Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision, a representative for the production said. Ryan Reynolds was previously slated to play Hammers role and is an executive producer on the film.
Virus may become seasonal illness: study - PerthNow
US researchers say a person can be reinfected with the coronavirus months after infection but their second, third or fourth time wouldn't be as serious.
A US study predicts that SARS-CoV-2 - the virus that causes COVID-19 - could eventually become no more infectious than the common cold, seasonally reappearing each year alongside other pathogens in the coronavirus family that bring about mild sniffles. But that will happen only when the coronavirus becomes endemic, the point at which spread among human communities in a way that doesn't cause massive outbreaks or serious illness is the norm, according to the researchers from Emory University in Georgia and Penn State University. Their study was published on Tuesday in the journal Science. "The timing of how long it takes to get to this sort of endemic state depends on how quickly the disease is spreading and how quickly vaccination is rolled out," study lead author Jennie Lavine, a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University, told the New York Times. "So really, the name of the game is getting everyone exposed for the first time to the vaccine as quickly as possible." The team's model was based on studies on six human coronaviruses, four of which regularly spread among people and cause only mild symptoms. The other two - severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) - emerged more recently and have higher fatality and infection rates but share similar genetics with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Scientists are still learning how long antibodies and other immune cells against the coronavirus last after getting sick but evidence suggests that "infection-blocking immunity" disappears quickly, whereas "disease-reducing immunity is long-lived". This means a person can be reinfected with the coronavirus some months after infection but their second, third or fourth time around wouldn't be as serious - similar to infections with the common cold. The researchers say once the majority of people gain protection against COVID-19, either through natural infection or vaccination, most cases will occur "almost entirely in babies and young children," who are known to experience mostly mild illnesses. Meanwhile, reinfections in older and more vulnerable individuals could still happen during the "endemic phase" but they could be protected from severe COVID-19 symptoms because of infections they experienced during childhood, according to the team's models. Studies on common cold-causing viruses show these early illnesses occur mostly between age 3 and 5. But without major vaccine rollouts, it can take many years of infections and deaths before the coronavirus becomes just another seasonal illness, the researchers said. The COVID-19 vaccines are also not 100 per cent effective at preventing infection, so it's likely the jab will be better at preventing severe disease in the long run. Reuters reported vaccine developers with Moderna said on Monday that immunity from their vaccine should last at least a year. The team's predictions aren't promised, however, Dr Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiologist at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston, told the NYT. "Their prediction of it becoming like common cold coronaviruses is where I'd put a lot of my money," Lipsitch told the outlet. "But I don't think it's absolutely guaranteed." Even in the event new coronavirus strains reappear during the endemic phase, like the one from the UK that is now spreading in other countries, the researchers say immunity gained from previous strains "is nonetheless strong enough to prevent severe disease". The same idea applies to reinfections with any of the four coronaviruses that cause the common cold, which appear to boost immunity with each sickness.
Armie Hammer breaks his silence and steps down from Shotgun Wedding role - PerthNow
Armie Hammer has dropped out of his Shotgun Wedding role amid the ‘bulls...’ social media scandal involving alleged leaked messages from the star about his disturbing sexual fantasies.
Armie Hammer has dropped out of his Shotgun Wedding role amid the bulls... social media scandal involving alleged leaked messages from the star about his sexual fantasies. Hammers role will now be recast in the film which co-stars Jennifer Lopez and was set to start production immediately. The actor began trending last week after a series of unverified Instagram messages which appeared to have come from his official account circulated on Twitter. 100 per cent a cannibal I want to eat you In a statement published by Variety, the 34-year-old broke his silence and responded to the vicious and spurious online attacks. Im not responding to these bulls... claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic. Lionsgate is supporting me in this and Im grateful to them for that, the statement said. Given the imminent start date of Shotgun Wedding, Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision, a representative for the production said. Ryan Reynolds was previously slated to play Hammers role and is an executive producer on the film. The move has also brought into question the fate of his other roles. Camera Icon Lily James as Mrs de Winter and Armie Hammer as Maxim de Winter in Rebecca. Credit: Kerry Brown / Netflix/Kerry Brown / Netflix Hammer who most recently starred in Netflixs Rebecca alongside Lily James is also set to reprise his role in the upcoming Call Me by Your Name sequel with Timothée Chalamet and Paramount Plus TV series The Offer, a behind-the-scenes story of the making of The Godfather. The alleged leaked messages from Hammer detailed graphic and disturbing sexual fantasies including an instance where he claimed hes 100 per cent a cannibal I want to eat you and I need to drink your blood. Another message saw the star allegedly write, Ive cut the heart out of a living animal before and eaten it while still warm, Hammer allegedly wrote in a leaked message. You just live to obey me and be my slave, another message allegedly sent from Hammers account said. Would you come and be my property till you die? I will own you. Thats my soul. My brain. My spirit. My body. Would you come and be my property till you die? If I wanted to cut off one of your toes and keep it with me in my pocket so I always had a piece of you in my possession? Back in 2017, Hammer found himself at the centre on another social media scandal when he liked a series of tweets about BDSM and claimed he was unaware that his Twitter likes were visible to the public. Hammer previously opened up about his sex life in a 2013 interview with Playboy Magazine and later said that he regretted being so candid. Well, if youre married to a feminist as I am, then its I dont know how much we can put here without my parents being embarrassed, but I used to like to be a dominant lover. I liked the grabbing of the neck and the hair and all that. But then you get married and your sexual appetites change. And I mean that for the better its not like Im suffering in any way. But you cant really pull your wifes hair. It gets to a point where you say, I respect you too much to do these things that I kind of want to do.