Business woman – Priscillas Friends http://priscillasfriends.org/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:57:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://priscillasfriends.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Business woman – Priscillas Friends http://priscillasfriends.org/ 32 32 The founder of Partner In Wine encourages a young woman to start her own business https://priscillasfriends.org/the-founder-of-partner-in-wine-encourages-a-young-woman-to-start-her-own-business/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 12:41:34 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/the-founder-of-partner-in-wine-encourages-a-young-woman-to-start-her-own-business/ FOOD & BEVERAGE November 23, 2022 | by Natalie Fresen Lucy Hitchcock, founder of Partner in Wine, encourages women to start their own businesses despite current challenges. Hitchcock was recently named among the 100 female entrepreneurs to watch by Telegraph Media Group and Natwest, a “proud cohort of the UK’s brightest female founders”. According to […]]]>

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Lucy Hitchcock, founder of Partner in Wine, encourages women to start their own businesses despite current challenges.

Hitchcock was recently named among the 100 female entrepreneurs to watch by Telegraph Media Group and Natwest, a “proud cohort of the UK’s brightest female founders”.

According to Caroline Barrett-Haigh, lifestyle editor of The Telegraph, “the number of businesses founded by women is growing by a third every year, outpacing the growth of businesses run by men for the first time.”

The brand, Partner in Wine, was founded in 2020 at the height of the pandemic by wine enthusiast Hitchcock motivated by the introduction of socially distanced beverages.

Founder Lucy recalls “I had been chilling my favorite bottle of rosé in the fridge all day, and when I left to meet my friend for a socially distant drink, I realized I had nothing to keep my bottle of wine chilled I told my mum about it and she handed me an insulated wine bag that had been given to her as a promotional gift – that solved the problem but it was so “uncool”. I debated pouring some of the rosé into my insulated water bottle – but that caused problems; first it wasn’t big enough to hold a whole bottle of wine and then I thought it could also make my water taste like wine the next time I use it Surely this is an issue that a lot of mulled wine haters must be having I thought and after doing some research I felt that it was my duty to help wine and cold drink lovers everywhere t in the UK to keep their wine chilled on the go – and so Partner in Wine was born.

Demand soared seven months after launch when a single TikTok Video hit the algorium perfectly, racking up half a million views in 12 hours and resulting in Partner In Wine selling one bottle every two minutes and increasing sales by 1,700% in a single day. During this period, the business was earning five figures a day, until the products sold out three days later. Just three months later, when its business was only nine months old, Partner in Wine announced its first retail partner, Selfridges & Co.

This year, Partner In Wine has introduced the personalization of its products, thus reinforcing its gift qualities. It also introduced reusable steel and plastic straw sets.

wine partner is now available online and in-store nationwide through its extensive retailer network, which features listings at: Selfridges, Liberty London, Oliver Bonas and Urban Outfitters.

“As we enter a financial crisis, times seem very uncertain, which reminds me of a time not so long ago during COVID when times were just as uncertain, but so many people started their own businesses while on leave, and even full time. jobs as a resource to fall back on or as additional financial support.

“Many entrepreneurs like me who started businesses during COVID have continued to quit their jobs and run their businesses full-time – not only giving them control over their wages and job security, but also by allowing them to have the extra freedom that we got a glimpse of during lockdown.

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Infantino scolds World Cup critics in extraordinary rant https://priscillasfriends.org/infantino-scolds-world-cup-critics-in-extraordinary-rant/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 13:07:30 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/infantino-scolds-world-cup-critics-in-extraordinary-rant/ DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Gianni Infantino has said he feels gay. Let him feel like a woman. Make him feel like a migrant worker. He lectured the Europeans for criticizing Qatar’s human rights record and defended the host country’s last-minute decision to ban beer in World Cup stadiums. The FIFA president delivered an hour-long tirade […]]]>

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Gianni Infantino has said he feels gay. Let him feel like a woman. Make him feel like a migrant worker. He lectured the Europeans for criticizing Qatar’s human rights record and defended the host country’s last-minute decision to ban beer in World Cup stadiums.

The FIFA president delivered an hour-long tirade on the eve of the World Cup opener, then spent around 45 minutes answering questions from the media about the actions of the Qatari government and a wide range other subjects.

“Today I feel Qatari,” Infantino said on Saturday at the start of his first World Cup press conference. “Today, I feel Arab. Today, I feel African. Today I feel gay. Today, I feel handicapped. Today, I feel like a migrant worker.

Infantino then hit back at a reporter who noticed he had excluded women from his unusual statement.

“I feel like a woman,” replied the FIFA President.

Qatar has faced a litany of criticism since 2010, when it was chosen by FIFA to host the biggest football tournament in the world.

The migrant workers who built the World Cup stadiums in Qatar often worked long hours in harsh conditions and faced discrimination, wage theft and other abuses as their employers evaded accountability, said London-based rights group Equidem in a 75-page report published this month.

Infantino defended the country’s immigration policy and praised the government for bringing migrants to work.

“We in Europe are closing our borders and we’re not allowing hardly any workers from these countries, who obviously earn very low incomes, to work legally in our countries,” Infantino said. “If Europe really cared about the fate of these people, these young people, then Europe could also do like Qatar.

“But give them work. Give them a future. Give them some hope. But this one-sided moral lesson is just hypocrisy.

Qatar is ruled by a hereditary Emir who has absolute control over all government decisions and follows an ultra-conservative form of Islam known as Wahhabism. In recent years, Qatar has transformed itself following the natural gas boom of the 1990s, but it has faced internal pressures to stay true to its Islamic heritage and Bedouin roots.

Under intense scrutiny from the international community, Qatar has enacted a number of labor reforms in recent years that have been hailed by Equidem and other rights groups. But advocates say abuse is still widespread and workers have few avenues of redress.

Infantino, however, continued to hit the Qatari government’s talking points of deflecting criticism to the West.

“What we Europeans have been doing for 3,000 years, we should apologize for the next 3,000 years before we start lecturing people in morality,” said Infantino, who left Switzerland last year. to live in Doha before the World Cup.

In response to his comments, human rights group Amnesty International said Infantino “dismisses legitimate human rights criticism” by dismissing the price paid by migrant workers to make the tournament possible and the responsibility of the FIFA towards him.

“Demands for equality, dignity and compensation cannot be treated as some sort of culture war – these are universal human rights that FIFA has pledged to uphold in its own statutes,” said Steve Cockburn, Head of economic and social justice at Amnesty.

THE PUSHBACK OF QATAR

Emir of Qatar’s televised speechSheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on October 25 marked a turning point in the country’s approach to any criticism, saying it had been “subjected to an unprecedented campaign that no host country has ever faced” .

Since then, government ministers and senior World Cup hosts have dismissed some European criticism as racism and called for the creation of a compensation fund for the families of migrant workers as a publicity stunt.

WHAT ABOUT EUROPE?

Qatar has often been criticized for its laws that criminalize homosexuality, limit certain freedoms for women and do not offer citizenship to migrants.

“How many homosexuals have been prosecuted in Europe?” Infantino said, echoing previous comments that European countries had similar laws until recent generations. “Sorry, it was a process. We seem to forget.

He recalled that in one region of Switzerland, women only obtained the right to vote in the 1990s.

He also chastised European and North American countries which he said have not opened their borders to welcome the girls and women playing football whom FIFA and Qatar helped to leave Afghanistan last year. .

Albania was the only country to commit, he said.

“ONE LOVE”

Seven of the 13 European teams at the World Cup said their captains would wear an anti-discrimination armband in matches in defiance of a FIFA rule, taking part in a Dutch campaign called ‘One Love’.

FIFA declined to comment publicly on the matter in any meaningful way, or on European football associations’ urge for FIFA to support a compensation fund for the families of migrant workers.

The responses came on Saturday.

FIFA now has its own armband designs, with more generic slogans, in partnership with various UN agencies. Armbands for group games say: “FootballUnitesTheWorld”, “SaveThePlanet”, “ProtectChildren”, and “ShareTheMeal”.

In quarter-final matches, “NoDiscrimination” will be used.

Not good enough, the German soccer federation said hours later, deciding to stick with the multicolored “One Love” heart-shaped armband logo.

FIFA also wants to create a legacy fund from its revenue from this year’s World Cup – and will let its critics, or whoever wants to, contribute.

“And those who invest a certain amount will be part of a board of directors who can decide where the money goes,” Infantino said.

Funds inherited from previous World Cups went directly to football in the host country – $100 million from FIFA to South Africa in 2010 and Brazil in 2014. Some of the money was spent on new vehicles for officials and even more opaque projects.

This time, two priorities for global projects are education and a “workforce center of excellence” in partnership with the United Nations-backed International Labor Organization.

MEDIA PRESSURES

British media reported this week that fans wearing England shirts and cheering outside the team hotel were Indians who lived and worked in Qatar.

This followed reports of Qatar’s plan to pay the expenses of around 1,500 fans from the 31 visiting teams to travel to the World Cup, sing at the opening ceremony on Sunday and stay to post positive content. on social media in the host country.

This fueled a long-running narrative that Qatar pays people to be sports fans.

“Do you know what that is? It’s racism. It’s pure racism,” Infantino said of the criticism of the England cheer squad. “Everyone in the world has the right to encourage whoever he wants.”

Infantino spoke knowing he will be re-elected unopposed as FIFA President in March.

“Unfortunately for some of you,” he told reporters on Saturday, “it looks like I’ll be here for another four years.”

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Pioneering director Euzhan Palcy returns for the Oscar https://priscillasfriends.org/pioneering-director-euzhan-palcy-returns-for-the-oscar/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 18:37:06 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/pioneering-director-euzhan-palcy-returns-for-the-oscar/ LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Euzhan Palcy has made history more than once in her four decades in film. She was the first black woman to direct a film produced by a major studio (“A Dry White Season” by MGM), the first black female director of any gender to win the César in France, the […]]]>

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Euzhan Palcy has made history more than once in her four decades in film.

She was the first black woman to direct a film produced by a major studio (“A Dry White Season” by MGM), the first black female director of any gender to win the César in France, the first woman to win a Lion d Venice Money (for “Sugar Cane Alley”), the only woman to direct Marlon Brando and the first black woman to direct an actor to an Oscar nomination (also Brando). She paved the way for a generation of black filmmakers, from Ava DuVernay and Amma Asante to Regina Hall and Gina Prince-Bythewood, and most of the time it wasn’t easy or fun.

But she was driven by a conviction that she holds today: “I was born to make films.”

Today, after a few years of absence, she is ready, at 64, to go back behind the camera. And what better way to start a comeback than with an Oscar? On Saturday, Palcy will receive an honorary statuette at the annual Governor’s Awards gala, in recognition of his contributions to film. She is celebrated alongside Australian director Peter Weir, songwriter Diane Warren and actor Michael J. Fox, who receives the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, at the non-televised event.

“I felt like it was the right time for me to show up again,” Palcy, from Paris, told The Associated Press. “I was ready.”

Palcy was born in Martinique, in the French West Indies, in 1958, and from the age of 10 she set her sights on acting even though it seemed like no one who did it, successfully at least, was like her. . His imagination was stimulated by “Black Orpheus” by Marcel Camus and the films of Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang and. In the mid-1970s, she left for Paris, where she studied at the Sorbonne and obtained a master’s degree in cinema from the prestigious Collège Louis-Lumière. There she was encouraged to pursue filmmaking by François Truffaut.

But she couldn’t find anyone to give her the money to make her first feature, “Sugar Cane Alley,” even after she secured a large grant from the French government that would usually pique the interest of financiers. The film is said to be an adaptation of Joseph Zobel’s semi-autobiographical novel about 1930s Martinique, Africans working the sugar cane fields and their white landlords.

“I had a diploma from the most famous film school in France and it wasn’t enough,” Palcy said. “I was still black, I was still female, and I was still young.”

Still, she managed to make “Sugar Cane Alley” from scratch and it was a big hit, winning the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival and a César for Best First Work. The most important thing for her, however, was that it resonated with Martinicans who told her they had never seen each other on screen before.

“Most people point out that I was a pioneer. They say it doesn’t make you happy? And that’s not it, but it’s hard, it’s hard to be a pioneer. People think it’s a big deal and it’s great, but there’s nothing and you pick a road and pave it. It takes a lot of tenacity, a lot of fighting, a lot of struggle, a lot of tears.

“I love the metaphor of a pregnant woman and the pregnancy is so hard for her and it’s hard to deliver this baby. Then once she does, she’s exhausted. That’s what I I felt when ‘Sugar Cane Alley’ came out. I couldn’t even enjoy the success of that movie,” she said. “But it made me stronger and even more determined to fight for my stories. .”

Hollywood took notice and the exciting new talent behind the camera. Robert Redford invited her to participate in the Sundance Director’s Lab, in 1984, and would be a sounding board as more offers came in. Life, for a while, was a whirlwind of courtesies and offerings.

Warner Bros. executive Lucy Fisher flew her to Los Angeles and gave her a warm welcome to try and get her to do a movie with them. Palcy asked about adapting “The Color Purple,” but was politely told that Steven Spielberg had already set his sights on it. She chose “A white and dry season”. The film nearly fell apart, however, when Warner Bros. brass decided after Universal’s release of “Cry Freedom” that two apartheid films were too many. MGM stepped in to do just that.

Palcy has always been unwavering in her vision. Paul Newman was desperate to be in the film, but she had her sights set on Donald Sutherland. She also convinced Brando, who had been retired for nine years, to play a role. For this, he received his eighth and final Oscar nomination.

After that, however, Hollywood became a mixed bag. She directed “Ruby Bridges” for Disney’s Wonderful World and “The Killing Yard”, a TV movie about the Attica prison riot. But about a decade ago, she decided she had to leave. She had heard no, and that film noir didn’t sell, too often. And he had been asked to make too many films that did not speak to him.

“I thought I couldn’t betray my ideals,” she said. “So I thought I should go away and put my energy into helping young filmmakers so I don’t waste my time. I was just waiting for the right time to come back.

Over the years that followed, she received many letters and emails from people asking where she was and why she wasn’t making movies. Some of his movies have also had a second life: “A Dry White Season” got a Criterion restoration and “Ruby Bridges” started streaming on Disney+.

“My job is not for yesterday’s people,” she said. “My work is aimed at people of the new generation.”

Then earlier this year, she felt the time to come back was now. Shortly after, she received an honor in France and 24 hours later she received a phone call about the honorary Oscar.

“I said, ‘My God, what’s going on?’ It was worth the sadness and the struggle I had inside of me not being able to make my films,” she said.

Now she just hopes people don’t put her in a box, thinking she’s just a “political filmmaker.”

“I want to do all kinds of movies,” she said. “I can do any genre.”

Palcy wants to make one thing clear: while she’s candid about the hardships and adversity she’s faced, she wants people to know that she’s also a very positive person.

“It wasn’t a complaint,” she said. “But if they ask me about it, I’ll be honest.”

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Follow AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ldbahr.

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Melania Trump’s lawyer tipped to become Slovenia’s first female president – Reuters https://priscillasfriends.org/melania-trumps-lawyer-tipped-to-become-slovenias-first-female-president-reuters/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 05:56:36 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/melania-trumps-lawyer-tipped-to-become-slovenias-first-female-president-reuters/ LJUBLJANA: Slovenians will vote on Sunday in a runoff that is expected to elect the country’s first female president – a lawyer linked to former US first lady Melania Trump. Natasa Pirc Musar, backed by the centre-left government, is running against ex-foreign minister Anze Logar, a veteran of conservative politics, in the EU country of […]]]>

LJUBLJANA: Slovenians will vote on Sunday in a runoff that is expected to elect the country’s first female president – a lawyer linked to former US first lady Melania Trump.

Natasa Pirc Musar, backed by the centre-left government, is running against ex-foreign minister Anze Logar, a veteran of conservative politics, in the EU country of two million people.

Lawyer Pirc Musar was hired to protect the interests of Slovenian-born Trump during her husband’s presidency, preventing companies from marketing products bearing his name.

She should win just over 50% of the vote ahead of Logar, who is between 44 and 49%, according to the latest polls.

Pirc Musar, who headed the country’s data protection authority for a decade, said her victory would make her “the voice of women” in Slovenia and abroad.

Although the president’s role is largely ceremonial, the human rights defender has sworn to himself to be a “moral authority”.

“The president cannot be neutral…and have no opinion…I have never been afraid to speak up,” said the 54-year-old former TV presenter. AFP.

Pirc Musar, who is a motorcycle enthusiast, has been attacked because of her husband’s lucrative investments, especially in tax havens.

Qatar’s emir visits Spain as EU mulls gas alternatives

His opponent Logar, 44, also ran as an independent but is a longtime member of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) of Janez Jansa, who failed in his bid to be re-elected prime minister in April.

“More Balance”

Critics accused Jansa of attacking media freedom and the judiciary and undermining the rule of law during his last term.

Logar plays the cello and is an avid mountaineer who has cycled to presidential debates.

“It’s good if the president represents a different point of view than the ruling coalition – (it) brings more balance…which is better for a democratic system,” Logar told AFP. ahead of Sunday’s vote.

Newspaper columnist Uros Esih said Pirc Musar had surrounded himself with “strong advisers”, allowing him to compete with the relatively more experienced Logar.

But Logar would be “more likely just an instrument” of Jansa’s party, Esih said.

Logar came first in the first round last month when votes for the centre-left were largely split between Pirc Musar and another candidate.

Analysts say a low turnout would favor Logar, but polls predict about half of those eligible will vote, as in the first round, putting Pirc Musar in the lead.

Polling stations open in the former Yugoslav republic at 07:00 (0600 GMT) and will close at 19:00, with partial results expected later in the day.

Incumbent Borut Pahor, a former social democrat, was unable to run for office after serving two five-year terms.

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WOMAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS RECEIVES ONLY FEDERAL AWARD FOR VETERAN HIRING PRACTICES IN VIRTUAL CEREMONY https://priscillasfriends.org/woman-owned-small-business-receives-only-federal-award-for-veteran-hiring-practices-in-virtual-ceremony/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 18:32:00 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/woman-owned-small-business-receives-only-federal-award-for-veteran-hiring-practices-in-virtual-ceremony/ WASHINGTON, November 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — US Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized Confirmed professionals, a small business owned by a disabled veteran and an economically disadvantaged woman, as one of the recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award at a virtual awards ceremony presented by the U.S. Department of Labor. Honoring Investments […]]]>

WASHINGTON, November 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — US Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized Confirmed professionals, a small business owned by a disabled veteran and an economically disadvantaged woman, as one of the recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award at a virtual awards ceremony presented by the U.S. Department of Labor. Honoring Investments in Recruitment and Employment The American Military Veterans Act Medallion Program (HIRE Vets Act) is the only federal awards program that recognizes employers who successfully recruit, hire and retain veterans.

I am incredibly proud of our team receiving this award for the third consecutive year. As a veteran myself with two combat deployments, I know firsthand that returning to civilian life poses many challenges for the men and women who have served in the armed forces. As a veteran employer, we prioritize creating opportunities, resources, mentorship and benefits that ease the struggle of building a career outside of service. »

-Tiffany Shaffery
Founder and CEO

Recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award meet rigorous criteria for supporting veteran employment and onboarding, including veteran hiring and retention percentages; availability of resources specific to veterans; leadership programs for veterans; dedicated human resource efforts; providing compensation and tuition assistance programs for veterans.

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World’s tallest woman takes first flight after airline cuts 6 seats https://priscillasfriends.org/worlds-tallest-woman-takes-first-flight-after-airline-cuts-6-seats/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 17:26:36 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/worlds-tallest-woman-takes-first-flight-after-airline-cuts-6-seats/ The world’s tallest woman was able to take her first flight after an airline stripped her of six seats. Rumeysa Gelgi, who is seven feet tall, flew from Istanbul, Turkey to San Francisco. Turkish Airlines modified a plane to allow Gelgi to lie on a stretcher for the 1 p.m. flight. Loading Something is loading. […]]]>
  • The world’s tallest woman was able to take her first flight after an airline stripped her of six seats.
  • Rumeysa Gelgi, who is seven feet tall, flew from Istanbul, Turkey to San Francisco.
  • Turkish Airlines modified a plane to allow Gelgi to lie on a stretcher for the 1 p.m. flight.

The world’s tallest woman could fly on a plane for the first time after the airline cut six economy class seats to accommodate her.

Rumeysa Gelgi, who is 7ft 0.7in tall, was named the world’s tallest woman by Guinness World Records last year.

Turkish Airlines adapted one of its planes to allow her to fly to San Francisco in September, removing six seats and replacing them with a special stretcher so she could travel on the 1 p.m. flight, MailOnline reported.

Gelgi, 24, had never been able to travel on an airplane before due to his stature, caused by a condition called Weaver syndrome which causes bone overgrowth, among other things. Even as a child, she was too big to fit in airplane seats, according to the outlet.

She usually uses a wheelchair or walker to get around due to her condition.

Gelgi shared a series of images of herself during the trip on Instagram and said it was “a flawless trip from start to finish”.

A post shared by RUMEYSA GELGI (@rumeysagelgi)

“It was my first flight, but it will definitely not be my last. From now on, I will be very honored and happy to fly to different parts of the world with @turkishairlines. Sincere thanks to everyone involved in my journey” , she wrote.

Gelgi went to California to spend time advancing her career in software development and working with Guinness World Records, according to MailOnline.

Gelgi won her first Guinness World Record in 2014, when she was recognized as the world’s tallest living teenager before officially becoming the world’s tallest woman in 2021.

Her too holds the record to be the woman with the biggest hands, the longest finger and the longest back in the world.

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Anton Du Beke on the ‘sad irony’ that his wife Hannah is ‘an amazing mom who couldn’t have kids’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz and television https://priscillasfriends.org/anton-du-beke-on-the-sad-irony-that-his-wife-hannah-is-an-amazing-mom-who-couldnt-have-kids-celebrity-news-showbiz-and-television/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 22:04:41 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/anton-du-beke-on-the-sad-irony-that-his-wife-hannah-is-an-amazing-mom-who-couldnt-have-kids-celebrity-news-showbiz-and-television/ Strictly Come Dancing judge Anton Du Beke, 56, reflected on the grueling IVF journey his wife Hannah Summers, 46, was forced to go through to welcome their twins. He spoke openly about their fertility issues, while revealing Hannah’s ongoing battle with endometriosis. Anton first became a father in March 2017 when he and his wife […]]]>

Strictly Come Dancing judge Anton Du Beke, 56, reflected on the grueling IVF journey his wife Hannah Summers, 46, was forced to go through to welcome their twins. He spoke openly about their fertility issues, while revealing Hannah’s ongoing battle with endometriosis.

Anton first became a father in March 2017 when he and his wife Hannah welcomed their twins, George and Henrietta.

The dancer opened up about the trials of becoming a parent on the Parenting Hell podcast, where he called Hannah “virtually perfect” and lamented the irony that she wasn’t able to conceive naturally.

“She’s everything I thought she would be,” he explained. “I thought she would be a great mum, I always knew she would be a great mum but she couldn’t have kids.

“I was like, ‘Isn’t it funny how nature works in mysterious ways?'” Anton continued.

“The person I thought was an amazing mum couldn’t have kids – that’s the sad irony of it all.

“But as we had IVF we were able to have them in the end and I’m thrilled for me – because I would have 100 [kids] by the way, because I love them,” he admitted.

“But I’m thrilled for Hannah because she’s amazing at it,” the Strictly star said.

Anton then discussed the IVF process saying, “We were so lucky because we had a chance, but it was kind of a training camp – we were hardcore.

“It can be done using your eggs and your partner’s sperm, or donor eggs and sperm.”

Meanwhile, the NHS describes endometriosis as “a condition in which tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes”.

“Endometriosis can affect women of any age, including teenage girls. It’s a long-term condition that can have a significant impact on your life, but there are treatments that can help.”

According to Endometriosis UK, one in 10 women and assigned women of childbearing age in the UK suffer from endometriosis.

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Hurricane woman shares love of rare and exotic plants with growing business – St George News https://priscillasfriends.org/hurricane-woman-shares-love-of-rare-and-exotic-plants-with-growing-business-st-george-news/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 20:58:53 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/hurricane-woman-shares-love-of-rare-and-exotic-plants-with-growing-business-st-george-news/ ST. GEORGE- When it comes to a passion for seeds and soil, “You are Either you like plants or you don’t,” Kayla Kline, owner of Thrive Indoor Plant told Hurricane. Kayla Kline poses at her Thrive Indoor Plant booth at the Farmer’s Market in St. George, Utah | Photo courtesy of Kayla Kline, St. George […]]]>

ST. GEORGE- When it comes to a passion for seeds and soil, “You are Either you like plants or you don’t,” Kayla Kline, owner of Thrive Indoor Plant told Hurricane.

Kayla Kline poses at her Thrive Indoor Plant booth at the Farmer’s Market in St. George, Utah | Photo courtesy of Kayla Kline, St. George News

For Kline, a love of plants led her to start a home-based business that offers everything from rare plants and hassle-free rentals to maintenance.

“I love the connection part,” Kline said. “That’s actually why I started Thrive – I want people to thrive in their lives, to thrive in relationships, that’s so important to me. And we can help you make your plants thrive .

Kline said her love for plants began when she and her husband moved to the East Coast to be closer to their family. Her in-laws loved plants and even had a Hoya – a tropical plant – which had been in the family for generations. The family’s hobby for plants inspired her to learn more, which led her to her own collection of rare plants. When the couple moved to Washington County, she realized there was nowhere to buy rare plants in the area.

“If you like plants, the closest place is California to find something rare,” she said. “Anyway, you have to have it shipped to you if you want something special, so I thought, ‘Why do that when I can just grow them here? “”

Kayla Kline poses with her "assistant" husband at the downtown farmers market in St. George, Utah on October 15, 2022 |  Photo by Jessi Bang, St. George News
Kayla Kline poses with her “assistant” husband at the downtown farmer’s market in St. George, Utah, October 15, 2022 | Photo by Jessi Bang, St. George News

While most import mother plants from overseas, Kline said hers are either sourced locally or in the United States. After propagating these mother plants, she now has her own, which each produce additional mother plants. His love for the hobby turned into a business, which officially launched two years ago.

She had to start and stop the business three times due to pregnancy illness with her three children, which she had over a four-year period. Although her husband helps her when he can, she mostly runs the business alone.

Plants from Thrive Indoor Plants are displayed at the Downtown Farmer's Market in St. George, Utah, October 15, 2022 |  Photo by Jessi Bang, St. George News
Plants from Thrive Indoor Plants are displayed at the Downtown Farmer’s Market in St. George, Utah, October 15, 2022 | Photo by Jessi Bang, St. George News

“We ride, we ride, do all these expeditions, everything goes crazy and then all of a sudden I get sick pregnant again and I’m dead on the couch and all my plants are dying,” she said. “Then I have to restart…. It was crazy.

Now that she’s completed her family, Kline said she’s excited to propel her factory business forward. While the shop is currently running out of her house in hurricaneher goal is to secure a space where she can do weddings with an on-site greenhouse store.

“I’m so excited to take off from here,” she said. “I hope we’re this big place where people come, shop for their plants, take them home or have them delivered, and really create a sense of community.”

Kline has also started his own Facebook group, the Southern Utah Houseplant Group, which now has nearly 1,000 members. She said the group organizes a variety of events such as plant exchanges and is the first of its kind in the region.

Kayla Kline poses with her plants, place and date not specified |  Photo courtesy of Kayla Kline, St. George News
Kayla Kline poses with her plants, place and date not specified | Photo courtesy of Kayla Kline, St. George News

“It’s about joining the plant community and making it all one big happy family,” she said of the band. “All of us here in the plant community are very close, which is fun. It’s something that we really lacked in this area.

Thriving houseplants can be seen in downtown St. George farmers market Saturdays and the following mod market November 12. Their plants are sold at St. George’s Intermountain Regional Hospital Gift Shop, Perks Coffee in Washington, and the Red Canyon Company in Hurricane.

“We’re your all-in-one plant solution, which is what we try to do,” Kline said. “We’re back up and running and we want the community to grow.”

Thrive Indoor Plants offers rare and exotic plants, which are sold locally and shipped nationwide, from Alaska to Hawaii. Rare plants include Alba Monsterawhich ranges from $50 to $100 for a leaf and a node, Florida Beauties, Philodendrons and more. Exotics are very variegated—leaves edged or patterned in a second color—and full plants start at around $700.

In addition to individual plant purchases, the company also offers a variety of services such as rentals, which allow plants to be used for weddings and other special events. Party and wedding favors are available, as well as plants for businesses that want to have plants with hands-off maintenance.

Plants from Thrive Indoor Plants are displayed at the Downtown Farmer's Market in St. George, Utah, October 15, 2022 |  Photo by Jessi Bang, St. George News
Plants from Thrive Indoor Plants are displayed at the Downtown Farmer’s Market in St. George, Utah, October 15, 2022 | Photo by Jessi Bang, St. George News

“The lighting/plant/water ratio is the hardest part that people have a real problem with, and that’s why we opened up our maintenance department,” Kline said. “We supply the plants and install them for you. Don’t want to deal with it? It is very good. You don’t have to worry, you just have to enjoy it.”

For more information on Thrive Houseplants, visit their website or find them on Facebook and instagram.

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Buyer slams Etsy for reselling Kmart products as ‘handmade’ https://priscillasfriends.org/buyer-slams-etsy-for-reselling-kmart-products-as-handmade/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 22:42:00 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/buyer-slams-etsy-for-reselling-kmart-products-as-handmade/ A Melbourne woman says she feels ‘cheated’ after finding out the ‘handmade’ item she thought she bought was actually a Kmart product for which she had paid almost double the retail price. TikTok user MorgsMewTwo revealed his disappointment in a video calling out seller Etsy. “Look at this shelf, it looks cute, it’s $40, it’s […]]]>

A Melbourne woman says she feels ‘cheated’ after finding out the ‘handmade’ item she thought she bought was actually a Kmart product for which she had paid almost double the retail price.

TikTok user MorgsMewTwo revealed his disappointment in a video calling out seller Etsy.

“Look at this shelf, it looks cute, it’s $40, it’s from an Australian store,” she said.

But when the item was delivered, she realized that it was not at all what she thought she had purchased.

“It’s fucking from Kmart. Stop! And more expensive,” she said in the video which has been viewed nearly 200,000 times on TikTok.

The sleek wooden shelf with a cross-hatched design is selling for $25 at the major Australian retailer known for its inexpensive home decor – $15 less than the woman bought it on Etsy.

“Not for being a millennial but that’s why we can’t have nice things,” she wrote in the caption.

Outraged users took to the comments section to share their anger over the misleading sale.

“It’s so frustrating that other people are ruining Etsy for us who are truly handmade,” one Ety user wrote.

Camera iconThe Etsy product looks like the Kmart product – but for twice the price. Kmart Credit: NCA NewsWire

Etsy is an online marketplace where artists and small business owners sell vintage, handmade, and artisanal items.

Another user pointed out that the seller would hardly make any money while packing and shipping the product.

“But why? They’ll make $10 by the time they wrap it up,” they said.

Some users have been a little more generous with their feedback, suggesting that the seller may have made the products available to people who can’t buy them overseas.

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Camera iconThe TikTok user shared her product review on Etsy. Etsy Credit: NCA NewsWire

“I guess it’s for international buyers who maybe can’t buy online from AU Kmart,” said one.

The DecorByDesign seller has since been removed from Etsy, but the shop still contains notices of previous sales.

It looks like the TikTok user wasn’t the first to fall victim to the hoax.

“Shoppers beware: this item is a Kmart product that costs $12 online,” one user wrote in June.

“There is no clear reference to this in the item description or details, so I thought I would just let those interested know.”

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Toilet collapses due to internal mining and woman dies https://priscillasfriends.org/toilet-collapses-due-to-internal-mining-and-woman-dies/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 19:15:49 +0000 https://priscillasfriends.org/toilet-collapses-due-to-internal-mining-and-woman-dies/ Konongo-Odumase township was bereaved in the early hours of Sunday when a toilet collapsed, swallowing a 24-year-old woman who was answering the call of nature. Rescue efforts by Ghana National Fire Service personnel and locals could not save the young woman who was pulled from the pit after nearly three hours. With the help of […]]]>

Konongo-Odumase township was bereaved in the early hours of Sunday when a toilet collapsed, swallowing a 24-year-old woman who was answering the call of nature.

Rescue efforts by Ghana National Fire Service personnel and locals could not save the young woman who was pulled from the pit after nearly three hours.

With the help of an excavator, the rescue team removed heaps of sand from the dug pit before locating the dead body of the deceased amid anxiety and uncontrolled wailing.

Some residents blamed the incident on an abandoned internal mining pit near the toilets, but did not talk about it openly for fear of intimidation.

Residents who attempted to recount the circumstances leading up to the disaster to the media were visibly threatened by others believed to be involved in the practice.

Some of them who spoke to GNA on condition of anonymity said the home owner warned tenants not to use the toilet due to the precarious nature of the pit.

In-house mining is a common occurrence in Konongo-Odumase where most houses are known to have mining pits some of which are dug into chambers.

In 2016, the Municipal Security Council banned home mining in Konongo-Odumase following relentless complaints from residents who considered the practice dangerous to both the environment and humans.

Prior to the ban, the Assembly had arrested and brought to justice some of the perpetrators following the identification of around 70 internal mining pits in the same area where the incident occurred.

The GNA understands that despite the ban, some recalcitrant minors have continued to engage in the illegal activity, but authorities are expected to step up their efforts to address the issue following the latest incident.

Source: GNA

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