Medium Shot – Tunali Fotograf http://tunalifotograf.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 08:00:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tunalifotograf.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-1-150x150.png Medium Shot – Tunali Fotograf http://tunalifotograf.com/ 32 32 New Zealand wholesale interest rates spike following RBNZ hawkish statement https://tunalifotograf.com/new-zealand-wholesale-interest-rates-spike-following-rbnz-hawkish-statement/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 02:52:20 +0000 https://tunalifotograf.com/new-zealand-wholesale-interest-rates-spike-following-rbnz-hawkish-statement/ Wholesale interest rates rose after the Reserve Bank’s 75 basis point rate hike. Photo/NZ Herald Wholesale interest rates rose sharply after a much more hawkish-than-expected monetary policy statement from the Reserve Bank. The bank raised the official exchange rate by 75 basis points and forecast the official exchange rate (OCR) will peak at 5.5% in […]]]>

Wholesale interest rates rose after the Reserve Bank’s 75 basis point rate hike. Photo/NZ Herald

Wholesale interest rates rose sharply after a much more hawkish-than-expected monetary policy statement from the Reserve Bank.

The bank raised the official exchange rate by 75 basis points and forecast the official exchange rate

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Hoosiers rally for unlikely win https://tunalifotograf.com/hoosiers-rally-for-unlikely-win/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 21:00:52 +0000 https://tunalifotograf.com/hoosiers-rally-for-unlikely-win/ EAST LANSING, Michigan — Michigan State quarterback Peyton Thorne’s final pass was defended and pushed out of bounds by Noah Pierre, and UI completed a comeback win that was as unlikely on the stat sheet as it was on the pitch. The Hoosiers trailed the most all day. They struggled to move the ball and […]]]>

EAST LANSING, Michigan — Michigan State quarterback Peyton Thorne’s final pass was defended and pushed out of bounds by Noah Pierre, and UI completed a comeback win that was as unlikely on the stat sheet as it was on the pitch.

The Hoosiers trailed the most all day. They struggled to move the ball and the defense imploded in the second quarter. And yet, it was Indiana who came off the sideline in celebration at the end, having snapped their seven-game losing streak and recovered the Old Brass Spittoon in the 39-31 victory.

Insider:In an otherwise difficult season, Spittoon earns UI points towards a potentially bright future

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Auto Trader partners with Phyron to add automated video to the platform https://tunalifotograf.com/auto-trader-partners-with-phyron-to-add-automated-video-to-the-platform/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 10:25:40 +0000 https://tunalifotograf.com/auto-trader-partners-with-phyron-to-add-automated-video-to-the-platform/ Swedish video technology company Phyron has integrated with Auto Trader Connect. This decision will allow over 4,500 small and medium dealers across the UK to access Phyron’s automated video service. Phyron CEO Johan Sundstrand said, “We know our technology is a big help for automotive retailers and has been proven to drive 50% more traffic […]]]>

Swedish video technology company Phyron has integrated with Auto Trader Connect.

This decision will allow over 4,500 small and medium dealers across the UK to access Phyron’s automated video service.

Phyron CEO Johan Sundstrand said, “We know our technology is a big help for automotive retailers and has been proven to drive 50% more traffic and sell cars three to five days. faster. Access to Auto Trader Connect will allow every small to medium sized dealer in the UK to produce automated videos from just a few still images. This is especially exciting for dealers who might have limited resources and concerns about balancing the budget. This milestone will significantly help dealers move cars faster, improving cash flow and profitability. »

The process works through Phyron using Auto Trader Connect or a data feed from a retailer or car brand, including at least three still images and key product details. The AI ​​then identifies key properties of the images, including different camera angles, interior elements and exterior highlights, then removes the backgrounds and replaces them with a neutral. The software then adds special effects, shadows, and overlays the desired product specifics and any customer offers over the relevant images, including price and retailer branding.

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House leadership election: Kevin McCarthy answers questions from the GOP conference https://tunalifotograf.com/house-leadership-election-kevin-mccarthy-answers-questions-from-the-gop-conference/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 22:25:00 +0000 https://tunalifotograf.com/house-leadership-election-kevin-mccarthy-answers-questions-from-the-gop-conference/ CNN — House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy took questions from members of his conference during a closed meeting on Capitol Hill Monday night, according to a member in the room, as part of his efforts to appease the concerns of House Republicans and gain enough support to lead the conference. in the new Congress. McCarthy […]]]>



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House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy took questions from members of his conference during a closed meeting on Capitol Hill Monday night, according to a member in the room, as part of his efforts to appease the concerns of House Republicans and gain enough support to lead the conference. in the new Congress.

McCarthy received a standing ovation at their first post-election meeting, according to a source close to the meeting.

“They don’t give out hammers in small, medium and large – we have the majority and we have the hammers,” McCarthy said.

House Republicans meet Monday night to discuss leadership candidates and hold a closed-door vote on Tuesday. McCarthy will only need a simple majority to advance from Tuesday’s vote, but the vote on the House floor for president will take place when the new House meets in January, and McCarthy will need 218 votes at that time to win the presidency.

Representative Andy Biggs of Arizona, former chairman of the pro-Trump House Freedom Caucus, is consider mounting a long-term challenge to McCarthy in the internal House GOP leadership election on Tuesday, according to GOP sources familiar with the matter. McCarthy’s team has been prepared for this eventuality.

Biggs would not confirm to CNN whether he is mounting a long-running challenge in the internal House GOP leadership election on Tuesday, but was confident there will be a challenger.

“No one has 218 votes and there will be a challenger in the conference,” Biggs said.

Texas GOP Rep. Chip Roy told reporters Monday afternoon that someone would challenge McCarthy and receive enough votes to show he currently doesn’t have enough to win the hammer in January.

“There will be an alternative,” Roy said.

Former President Donald Trump privately encouraged his allies to support McCarthy’s offer for the House speakeraccording to two sources close to the effort, believing that the California Republican will be an asset down the road if the former president end up in a contested 2024 primary.

Trump reaffirmed his support for McCarthy’s leadership bid in an interview with Fox News last week and he has since worked on the phone to persuade Republican allies to back him, especially conservative members who remain skeptical of by McCarthy.

The news comes on the eve of Trump’s expected announcement for a third presidential campaign. The former president and California Republican have spoken out several times since the midterm elections, sources said, and McCarthy’s camp hopes Trump’s endorsement will help win over some of Trump’s staunchest supporters. who criticized McCarthy.

Despite Trump’s pro-McCarthy campaign, it hasn’t fully taken hold. Some of Trump’s staunchest allies have been all over the conservative media attacking McCarthy. However, one notable Trump ally who will actually be able to vote in the speakers’ race went on Steve Bannon’s podcast on Monday and voiced his support for McCarthy: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, who called it a “bad strategy.” and “risky” to challenge McCarthy given their wafer-thin majority.

McCarthy has worked hard to woo Greene, from having weekly meetings with her in her office to promising her better committee assignments after Democrats kicked her off committees for inflammatory remarks.

Meanwhile, Trump aides and allies privately slammed Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer, head of the Republican National Committee in Congress, amid disappointing midterm GOP gains, particularly on the House side. CNN has yet to predict which party will control the lower house, though Republicans appear on track to secure a narrow majority in the House. Emmer is competing with Representative Jim Banks, an ally of Donald Trump Jr., for the post of House GOP whip.

“The strategy is to shield McCarthy from blame because [Trump] needs him for his presidential run,” a Trump adviser said.

Trump is eager to garner public support from Republicans for his third presidential bid, with a separate GOP source saying he has asked to see which GOP lawmakers have endorsed him in the media. So far, House GOP conference chairwoman Elise Stefanik has been the highest-ranking Republican to officially endorse Trump’s 2024 candidacy.

Trump’s support for McCarthy contrasts with his relationship with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. GOP sources told CNN lTrump last week called on his allies in the Senate to drum up opposition to the Kentucky Republican ahead of the leadership election in that chamber on Wednesday.

A small but vocal group of GOP senators have called for delaying their leadership elections so they can have a “family discussion” about why the GOP has underperformed. And at least one Republican, Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, has publicly vowed to oppose McConnell’s bid to lead the GOP.

McConnell has been calling colleagues over the past few days to bolster his support as his team plans to move forward with a leadership election on Wednesday. They plan to have a GOP Airline Clearing session on Tuesday.

Several members of the Freedom Caucus met McCarthy in his office on Monday as they sought to wring concessions from him in exchange for their votes as president.

Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Scott Perry said while McCarthy has been willing to listen to them, he doesn’t see McCarthy making a deal until Tuesday, when Perry is “99% confident” someone will challenge McCarthy to show him. that he does not. t have the 218 votes he would need in the House in January.

“I don’t think anything will really change by then,” Perry told CNN, leaving the meeting in McCarthy’s office.

Rep. Bob Good, who said McCarthy faced “a difficult climb” to the presidency, said they had asked McCarthy to bring them his proposal to lead the House.

Perry said that while their main goal was to seek rule changes that would empower individual members — and weaken the speaker — that’s “not the limit” of their problems.

“We want to see this place change dramatically, reflect the will of the people and recognize how broken it is,” he said. “It’s up to anyone who wants to lead to present their vision and how they would change their part of it.”

This story and headline were updated with additional developments on Monday.

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Another round for “Don’t move around much anymore” https://tunalifotograf.com/another-round-for-dont-move-around-much-anymore/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 11:00:26 +0000 https://tunalifotograf.com/another-round-for-dont-move-around-much-anymore/ When I first met Art Spiegelman some 40 years ago in the fall of 1976, I was blown away by his enthusiasm for comics. We were hanging out with a group of avant-garde filmmakers who gathered around the Archives du film d’anthologie and the Collectif pour le cinema vivant. . He spoke fervently about his […]]]>

When I first met Art Spiegelman some 40 years ago in the fall of 1976, I was blown away by his enthusiasm for comics. We were hanging out with a group of avant-garde filmmakers who gathered around the Archives du film d’anthologie and the Collectif pour le cinema vivant. . He spoke fervently about his chosen medium and gave a series of lectures to the Collective that promised “an idiosyncratic historical and aesthetic insight into an art form”. It seemed like a radical idea. The perception of the medium has changed a lot in recent decades. Now it is seriously considered and has many avid fans and readers. Yet the most exciting parts of the comic book creation process can be opaque. Learning to watch comics, seeing how a cartoonist constructs a narrative with words and images, remains as electrifying as when I first discovered it.

At the time I met him, Art was composing “Breakdowns”, an anthology of the comics he had published in underground comics in previous years. These tapes were dazzling examples of formalist works, on par with the work of the avant-garde filmmakers or French writers I grew up with – including Georges Perec, Nathalie Sarraute, Roland Barthes and members of the Oulipo – but they were also entertaining and easy to read. Simple on the surface, each page could be peeled like an onion to reveal ever more translucent layers of meaning. One of my favorites was “Don’t move around much anymore”. I loved its understated black and white Art Deco-inspired look. Reading it was transporting, like listening to jazz. I knew this artist was something special. (That was before he created the Pulitzer-winning graphic novel”Maus”; also before I married the guy.)

At the time, Art rarely wrote or lectured about his own work. He quoted an aphorism widely misattributed to Abraham Lincoln: “Better to be silent and look like a fool than to speak up and dispel all doubt.” But when “Breakdowns” was published, in 1977, to a resounding lack of attention, he broke his rule and wrote a simple explanation of my favorite one-pager, explaining the techniques he used to create the moods. and the powerful metaphors of this tape. A new edition ofDistribution: Portrait of the artist as a young %@&*!comes out next month, with 1977’s “Breakdowns” at its center, and “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” at the center of that. The following is adapted from the new edition.

Francoise Mouly


“Don’t Move Much Anymore”, a guided tour by Art Spiegelman (1978)

I’ve been told that “Don’t move around much anymore” is depressing. I don’t see it that way. “DGAMAis, among other things, a meditation on depression and alienation.

The text was written in a single flash – an excretion in a notebook, not originally intended as material for a comic strip. Since it’s mostly descriptive, it may seem unpromising for a psychic with a reputation for frantic actions. Maybe that’s what attracted me. The text gave me the opportunity to develop the idea that comics represent time in space. That is, a time gap is usually implied between each panel, although they all exist simultaneously on a page. The only movement (the only frenetic action) when reading a comic is in the eyeballs of the reader. We are trained to read a comic from left to right, top to bottom, one panel at a time. “DGAMAattempts to derail this formation.

I tried to adopt drawing techniques and manners – a style – appropriate to the subject. The Rapidograph pen, a tool used for mechanical rendering that creates lines of invariable width, seemed a good choice, as did the shading of the parallel lines and the general sharpness of the black and white. I wanted something angular in the artwork – a metaphor for feeling ‘enclosed’, a visual pun on the title, ‘Don’t Get AROUND Much Anymore’.

The drawing is very schematic. All comic book designs should function as diagrams, simplified word-pictures that indicate more than they show. The first two panels, the first row of panels, are diagrams of the rest of the strip – diagrams of diagrams. I often try to summarize my strips in the first panel about before the start. They function like “splash” panels in more traditional comics – the main panel which outlines the theme or climax of the action to follow.

Panel 1

Panel 1 shows the narrator in relation to most of the objects highlighted in the rest of the page – an overview of which the other panels are details.

Panel 2

The floor plan is another abstraction, situating the objects and space that serve to define the narrator.

Panel 3

Panel 3, the title, is taken from a blues song by Duke Ellington. The lettering is based on a specimen from an obscure lettering book from the twenties. The square shape of the letters, the initial difficulty in decoding them, the mechanical tones, reinforce the themes of the tape. The detail of the narrator’s face is redrawn from the panel above in a small box almost the same size as the letters and can function as the word “I”.

Many parallels are drawn between comics and cinema. (Both are folk art forms that synthesize other media, both are children of late 19th century technology, etc.) The differences between them should be respected, but I’ve sometimes regretted that , unlike cinema, comics do not have a soundtrack. Referring to Ellington’s song is a step towards creating a mental soundtrack; asking for a dripping faucet as an attendant is even more emphatic. The dripping faucet line is meant to both be taken seriously, but also function as a conscious joke about my forward-thinking aspirations.

Panel 4

Panel 4, referring to cable television, is a close-up of the space between the narrator and the television in panel 1. Window bars create subdivided panels.

Panel 5

The text in panel 5 is out of sync with the visual. It more directly references the image of the previous panel by pulling the reader’s eye back, or at least mentally connecting the two panels. (This device – disengaging the image from the text it illustrates – is a reaction to the many unsophisticated comic strips in which the image is little more than an illustration of the text above.) The figures on the collage Life cover were squared off to satisfy visual harmony and a personal penchant for graffiti. The impulse of collage, a tactic borrowed from Cubism, is fundamental to the strip’s pervasive references to media as extenders of experience.

Panel 6

In Panel 6, once again, the text seems out of sync, sending the reader back to the Life magazines illustrated in the previous panel, although the Life the magazine’s logo in the lower left leaves ambiguity. The dual-image record player sets up a back-and-forth eye movement in the panel, in an attempt to create a visual equivalent to the sound of a skipping record. (More on that later.) Now that a new pattern has been established – a block of text appearing a panel after the image it describes – it’s my job to break the pattern. Therefore, panel 7.

Panel 7

The text at the top refers to the television in panel 8, while the text in panel 8 again refers to panel 7. The text at the bottom of panel 7 again refers to the folder in panel 6. The cupboard in the le upper left corner of panel 7 is empty.

Panel 8

The laterally mismatched face on the TV in Panel 8 was found, as is, in a Life magazine ad highlighting the benefits of a larger cathode ray tube. I am amused by the connection between his smiling, empty face and the phrase “The refrigerator is empty”.

Panel 9

In panel 9, for the first time, words and image are firmly linked. The top text box refers to the crackers and cupboard placed directly below. Note that the cupboard now has a box of crackers, probably Ritz. Water pours over the text box describing the faucet.

Panel 10

In panel 10, the text and image are detached again. The image is a throwback to panel 4. The text in panel 11 draws attention to panels 10 and 11. The phrase “He’s been bouncing that ball for hours” gives duration to the action of the strip – this it’s been hours since the reader first encountered the child at the top of the page. Our narrator has been motionless for quite a while. The closest thing to an event in the band is the kid bouncing his ball, the roundest comic book object, the one most emphatically depicted as living or moving. It exists outside the narrator’s bedroom.

Panel 11

By keeping the two images almost identical in panels 10 and 11, the eye – always looking for differences – focuses on the “movement” of the ball. The back and forth motion already established in the tape bounces the ball repeatedly (accompanied by a dripping tap, slowly).

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The Guest is a glorious return to mid-budget action movies | Movies https://tunalifotograf.com/the-guest-is-a-glorious-return-to-mid-budget-action-movies-movies/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 14:02:00 +0000 https://tunalifotograf.com/the-guest-is-a-glorious-return-to-mid-budget-action-movies-movies/ Hhaving marked their director-writer team with the home invasion thriller you are next, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett followed with the frenetic action-sci-fi hybrid, The Guest. Beginning as a mystery thriller, The Guest feels like a movie you forgot to rent in the early 90s, a glorious throwback to mid-budget action flicks that, in another […]]]>

Hhaving marked their director-writer team with the home invasion thriller you are next, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett followed with the frenetic action-sci-fi hybrid, The Guest. Beginning as a mystery thriller, The Guest feels like a movie you forgot to rent in the early 90s, a glorious throwback to mid-budget action flicks that, in another lifetime, might have been made by cannon movies.

Freshly discharged, ex-Private David (Dan Stevens) shows up at the Peterson family’s doorstep, claiming to be a friend of their dead son. David kept his promise to visit the Petersons, but with nowhere to go and no immediate plans, the family insisted that he stay with them. Tensions are tense in the aftermath of their mourning, especially between Laura (Sheila Kelley) and her husband Spencer (Leland Orser), who also clashed with their daughter Anna (Maika Monroe). Meanwhile, their youngest child, Luke (Brendan Meyer), is being bullied at school.

The Guest trailer

David’s polite and helpful presence immediately acts as a buffer against the turbulent family dynamics and he sets out to befriend them all. Even Anna, initially skeptical, falls in love. But soon, David’s lack of sleep, his mysterious phone calls and his aptitude for sudden violence begin to point to something endlessly sinister. Suddenly, shots are fired, cars are run over and hand grenades are thrown; it’s a bold change of direction, but expertly done. Just when we think we know what The Guest is up to, the movie turns into the Universal Soldier sequel we didn’t know we wanted. (Not counting the five actual sequels we actually got.)

The guest, released the same year as It Follows, finds Monroe once again on the run from an unstoppable killer; at least in The Guest, she has more power over the spiraling situation as she attempts to uncover the truth about her family’s unexpected visitor. The government man is played by Lance Reddick, who has been piling up gravity on everything from The Wire to John Wick for years. And there’s the great character actor Orser, playing Spencer, who has made a career out of playing guys you’re never sure you like.

David (Dan Stevens) shows up on the Peterson family’s doorstep, claiming to be a friend of their dead son. Photo: Ursula Coyote

Stevens makes David a charismatic central presence, which we are initially on the fence about. His unshakeable self-confidence makes him very likable – but is he an anti-hero or the villain? Stevens is also believable as a badass, aided and abetted by thrilling and crunchy fight scenes. A one-on-many barre fight is a highlight and somewhat reminiscent of Terminator 2, as David takes down Luke’s bullies with clinical, almost robotic efficiency.

The final key ingredient is Steve Moore’s haunting synth score of Zombi, which vibrates through the film like a shimmering ECG. Combined with an electronic soundtrack featuring Clan of Xymox, Survive and Perturbator, The Guest finds a sonic identity as memorable as its visual identity. Music is so much a part of The Guest’s DNA that it even got a sequel earlier this year in the form of a soundtrack of a second part not yet filmed.

As the early mystery is replaced by a second-half adrenaline rush, The Guest shifts into a different gear. Don’t think too much about it, because the guest has no interest in messing with your brain – they’re only interested in getting your heart racing.

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Tsitsipas presents Djokovic in Paris SFs | ATP tour https://tunalifotograf.com/tsitsipas-presents-djokovic-in-paris-sfs-atp-tour/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 21:45:07 +0000 https://tunalifotograf.com/tsitsipas-presents-djokovic-in-paris-sfs-atp-tour/ Stefanos Tsitsipas set up a successful semi-final showdown with Novak Djokovic in Paris after having sacked the American Tommy Paul Friday night to claim his 60th match win of the year. The fifth-seeded Greek, who still has a chance to finish the year No. 1 in Pepperstone’s ATP rankings, saved all seven break points he […]]]>

Stefanos Tsitsipas set up a successful semi-final showdown with Novak Djokovic in Paris after having sacked the American Tommy Paul Friday night to claim his 60th match win of the year.

The fifth-seeded Greek, who still has a chance to finish the year No. 1 in Pepperstone’s ATP rankings, saved all seven break points he faced in the 6-2, 6-4 victory while converting the three break opportunities that presented themselves. his way.

“It was a very good match,” said Tsitsipas. “I was able to get ahead in some of his service games which gave me good energy. I wish I could have avoided some of the situations where I had to save break points, but I handled those situations very professionally and was able to hold the serve. My forehand is my confidence shot and got me into the corners to open up the court. It’s one of my weapons on these grounds.

The 2021 and ’22 Rolex Monte Carlo Masters The champion is trying to win multiple ATP Masters 1000 titles in the same season for the first time, but that road goes through Djokovic. The Serb holds a record 38 titles at this level and has triumphed in Paris a record six times, including in his last two appearances in 2019 and 2021. Djokovic has also beaten Tsitsipas seven times in a row and has an overall lead of 8-2 in their ATP Head2Head series.

When asked how he would end his losing streak against Djokovic, Tsitsipas said he would fight the urge to overplay against the man who spent a record 373 weeks as world No. during his career. “I have to show the same consistency. I have weapons that I can use. But in the past, I feel like I used too many effects or power. It’s important that I stay at an average level and that I don’t overdo it. It will be a physical match and I will have to move well.

Tsitsipas, who won the Intesa Sanpaolo Next Generation ATP Finals in 2018 and the Nitto ATP Finals in 2019, won 50 games in a season in three of the last four years. He will return to Turin again this year for the season finale from November 13-20.


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Loss of smell as a COVID symptom, flu side effects, COVID injections – NBC Chicago https://tunalifotograf.com/loss-of-smell-as-a-covid-symptom-flu-side-effects-covid-injections-nbc-chicago/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 14:36:39 +0000 https://tunalifotograf.com/loss-of-smell-as-a-covid-symptom-flu-side-effects-covid-injections-nbc-chicago/ As new COVID subvariants emerge, experts question whether symptoms of the virus that have been seen in 2020 — such as loss of smell — are still indicative of COVID infection. And, as the colder months approach and respiratory viruses begin to spread more widely, Chicago’s top doctor recaps the side effects of getting a […]]]>

As new COVID subvariants emerge, experts question whether symptoms of the virus that have been seen in 2020 — such as loss of smell — are still indicative of COVID infection.

And, as the colder months approach and respiratory viruses begin to spread more widely, Chicago’s top doctor recaps the side effects of getting a COVID booster and a vaccine for flu at the same time.

Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic in Illinois today.

Is loss of smell still a COVID symptom? Chicago’s top doctor shares his thoughts

With each new subvariant of COVID, scientists said loss of smell has become less and less common, but Chicago’s top doctor says patients can still face problems if they catch the virus.

Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, said during an availability Tuesday that loss of smell occurs in fewer than one in five cases involving omicron subvariants of COVID, but said cautioned that this is still a possible issue that patients may have to deal with.

“It’s not necessarily the most common symptom, but especially if someone has never had COVID, you can absolutely lose your sense of smell with omicron, just like you can with all the other variants that have come before” , she said.

Read more here.

What are the side effects of a COVID and a flu shot at the same time?

Although side effects vary greatly from person to person, some people wonder if receiving both vaccines at the same time makes them more likely to experience certain side effects.

According to Chicago’s top doctor, Allison Arwady, the side effects you experience are likely related to your immune system.

For those experiencing more intense and robust side effects that don’t last long, it may be a sign of a robust immune system, according to Arwady.

Additionally, Arwady said those who have experienced strong side effects for previous vaccines should avoid getting flu and COVID shots at the same time.

However, those who have not noticed serious side effects in the past should have no trouble getting both injections at the same time.

Read more here.

How to manage COVID comfort levels as the holidays approach

Now more than ever, people’s attitudes towards COVID-related comfort and risk are changing, experts say. That means it’s harder than ever to find two people with the same approach to the virus, and it’s making our relationships harder to manage.

The reason: Many people now focus more on their own risk than the risk they pose to others, says Virginia Tech epidemiologist Lisa Lee. Someone up to date on their COVID vaccines could be attending a big party these days, disregarding the risk of the virus potentially spreading to high-risk loved ones.

It’s an almost complete reversal from the start of the pandemic, when “we were all scared and much more willing to do things to protect ourselves from the new disease,” Lee told CNBC Make It.

Read more here.

As cases rise, here are five common questions about COVID, vaccines and more

Coronavirus cases are slowly rising in Illinois and across the United States, and with that, residents are asking many questions about the disease.

Scientists and officials have anticipated an increase in cases due to new variants, which have shown some resistance to certain treatments, and due to colder weather pushing more people to spend time indoors.

Either way, there are frequently asked questions about COVID, and we’re here to provide answers from experts and scientists.

Read more here.

As new COVID variants emerge at a faster rate, here’s what you need to know

During a coronavirus update on Friday, Chicago’s top doctor said new variants of COVID are emerging “faster right now,” potentially marking a turning point in the pandemic as it enters its third winter. .

Although none of the recent fast-growing sub-variants have reached the threshold of “variant of concern”, they are being watched closely as colder weather moves more activity indoors.

According to CDPH Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady, all rising variants remain under the omicron umbrella.

Read more here.

Illinois sees ‘spike’ in COVID cases, health department says

Illinois has seen an “increase” in COVID cases over the past week, the state health department said Friday.

With the number of counties under “high” community level for the virus rising from three to five this week, and another 33 at a “medium” level, in accordance with guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Illinois Department of Public Health has urged residents to get new bivalent boosters alongside flu shots ahead of the holiday season. Residents of counties under a high alert level are urged to wear masks in public spaces.

Read more here.

Masks recommended in 5 Illinois counties with ‘high’ COVID community level

Masks are recommended in five Illinois counties that have returned to “high” COVID community level status following an increase in weekly measures, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Residents of the five counties are advised to take precautions against the virus, including wearing masks in indoor spaces and staying away from large gatherings if they are immunocompromised or have other common risk factors for serious illness if they contract COVID.

Read more here.

New COVID variants are emerging “faster” now. Here’s what it signals

New variants of COVID are emerging “faster right now,” Chicago’s top doctor said during a coronavirus update Friday, and it could signal a shift toward colder months.

Read more here.

Chicago’s top doctor gives COVID update ahead of Halloween, holiday season

Chicago’s top doctor delivered a COVID-19 update Friday ahead of Halloween and the upcoming holiday season.

Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady and other city health officials held a press conference to discuss the use of bivalent boosters, winter protection and vacations, etc.

‘Nightmare’ and ‘Scrabble’: How worried should you be about new COVID variants?

As new COVID variants emerge, such as XBB and BQ.1 and BQ.1.1, they also generate new names like the “nightmare variant” or “scrabble variants”. But what does it mean and how worried should you be?

While the BA.5 subvariant remains the dominant strain in the United States this week, several other new forms of the virus are gaining traction, and doctors are warning that some treatments for the disease may not be effective against them.

Read more here.

DuPage County to permanently close COVID-19 testing site

The DuPage County Health Department announced it will close its COVID-19 testing facility at the Dupage County Fairgrounds later this week.

According to a press release, the department will close the site on Friday.

The department cites the widespread availability of other COVID home testing and testing sites, and says residents can find information at additional sites at this link.

More than 60,000 tests have been carried out on the fairgrounds.

BQ.1, BQ.1.1 variants resistant to some COVID treatments continue to gain ground in the United States

The BA.5 subvariant of COVID-19 remains the dominant strain in the United States this week, but several other new forms of the virus are gaining ground, and doctors are warning that some treatments for the disease may not be effective against them .

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disaster Control and PreventionBA.5 accounts for approximately 62.2% of COVID cases in the United States. This subvariant has been the dominant strain of COVID since early July, but is rapidly declining as other strains take hold.

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Could Mercedes have stopped Verstappen in Mexico? Our opinion https://tunalifotograf.com/could-mercedes-have-stopped-verstappen-in-mexico-our-opinion/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 23:30:55 +0000 https://tunalifotograf.com/could-mercedes-have-stopped-verstappen-in-mexico-our-opinion/ The 2022 Mexican Grand Prix may not stay in the memory of Formula 1 fans for long, but it was still an important race as Max Verstappen set a new record for most wins in a single season. But could Mercedes have prevented Verstappen from securing a 14th win of 2022 this weekend or was […]]]>

The 2022 Mexican Grand Prix may not stay in the memory of Formula 1 fans for long, but it was still an important race as Max Verstappen set a new record for most wins in a single season.

But could Mercedes have prevented Verstappen from securing a 14th win of 2022 this weekend or was defeat inevitable?

Our editors give their verdict:

Red Bull has become opportunistic

Scott Mitchell Malm

I really didn’t expect Red Bull’s early pit stops, having started on the soft and moved to the mediums, to implement a one-stop strategy.

I was working on the assumption that a second pit stop was coming until it was realized – on Mercedes as well – that Red Bull would come quite comfortably to the end.

The slightly extended first stint on the softs was perhaps a hint that it was possible, but regardless, it looks like an opportunistic mid-race change from Red Bull and it was an absolute masterstroke .

Verstappen and Perez had to work hard to make it happen of course. And Verstappen did an absolutely terrific job – Hamilton was almost in disbelief late at his pace.

Mercedes missed a trick by not being adventurous enough. Red Bull improvised and reaped the rewards, aided by Verstappen’s utterly flawless execution.

Disappointment is proof of how far Mercedes has come

Edd Straw

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Mexican Grand Prix Race Day Mexico City, Mexico

Mercedes could have done more given that the hard tires really didn’t work. But whether more would have been enough is another question.

Once Verstappen held on to the lead at the start and Sergio Perez cleared George Russell, it was always going to be tough. But with one Mercedes on the softs rather than both on the mediums for the start, maybe things could have been different.

Red Bull and Verstappen did not misstep and would therefore have been beaten even on the optimal strategy. But the fact that Mercedes are disappointed with second and fourth places on merit shows how far they have come since the start of the season.

So while it could have been better for Mercedes, unless they were a car or two ahead at the start, winning was always going to be a long time no matter what.

After Turn 1, Verstappen was still winning this

Ben Anderson

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Mexican Grand Prix Race Day Mexico City, Mexico

Once the Mercedes drivers decided to squabble for second place rather than work together to overtake Verstappen, allowing Perez to take third in the process, it was always a win for Red Bull.

The first stint was misleading. Yes, the Mercedes’ medium tire looked better than Verstappen’s Red Bull soft – but starting with that softer tire helped Verstappen protect his pole advantage, and even though he suffered from graining after about 20 laps, he was still able to match Hamilton’s pace, despite his inferior tires.

Once Verstappen used the medium, we saw Red Bull’s true advantage hammered home. Hamilton made a similar one-stop monster strategy here in 2019 to win the race, stopping on lap 23 and then going all the way, narrowly beating the two-stop Ferrari of Charles Leclerc. Tire wear isn’t usually an issue here, so if you can keep the rubber in the right temperature range, you can do surprisingly long stints – much like in Sochi.

Verstappen was actually miscooking things and was asked to step up, so he always looked like he was going to run all the way on a one stop once Red Bull coaxed him into the right spot. Mercedes was wrong to think otherwise and probably should have known better from their own experience!

The hard tire was a bad choice. Russell had the foresight to try the reverse of Red Bull’s strategy and go medium/soft. It worked brilliantly for Daniel Ricciardo and probably would have allowed Mercedes to finish closer to Red Bull – but I strongly suspect it wouldn’t have been enough to put Mercedes in the race for victory. The Red Bull is simply the class of the peloton in race trim, especially in the hands of Verstappen.

Mercedes strategy confused me

Gary Anderson

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Mexican Grand Prix Race Day Mexico City, Mexico

If all went according to plan and he survived the first corner, Verstappen in his Red Bull was still going to win in Mexico.

Mercedes helped him along the way by installing the hard tires at the pit stop. Even Pirelli admitted their tire choice was conservative, so why would you choose to use the hardest tire available?

Beat me.

Mercedes played too carefully

Glenn Freeman

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Mexican Grand Prix Race Day Mexico City, Mexico

Once Red Bull realized it had the lifespan to run soft transport, there wasn’t much Mercedes could have done. But even in this context, it felt like the team was playing too carefully.

When you’re heading into a first season without a win in over a decade, it’s surely worth trying something a little more adventurous than hanging around with both cars assuming the Red Bulls will run out. tires.

I was surprised to see Mercedes throwing both riders on the same tire compound, as there wasn’t much to lose by giving one of them a chance to use soft tyres, just to vary the pleasures. In this case, it would probably have resulted in following the Red Bull strategy and not being able to beat Verstappen in a straight fight, but Mercedes limited their options by starting both cars on medium.

And it wasn’t imaginative to then follow the plan of sticking both drivers on hard tires for a bankable one-stop strategy, in what increasingly became little more than blind faith that eventually Verstappen and Perez would eventually run out of tire life.

Mercedes didn’t waste a chance to win this race, but they also lacked the courage or the imagination to try one of their cars a bit more. From a distance, it looked like a race where no one in a pristine white shirt with a three-pointed star on it was prepared to undo what a computer deemed the fastest way to finish the GP. Could a computer have suggested that Ricciardo’s charging strategy was the most sensible approach in terms of numbers? Probably not.

Computers don’t really understand the concept of nothing to lose. Sometimes it’s worth taking a punt and seeing what happens.

Too focused on the battle with Ferrari?

Valentin Khorounzhiy

Motor Racing Formula One World Championship Mexican Grand Prix Race Day Mexico City, Mexico

By finishing second and fourth and setting the fastest lap, Mercedes took 13 points from Ferrari to leave them 40 points behind in the battle for second place in the constructors’ championship.

Even against a Ferrari that spent the second half of the season turning into a pumpkin the second the lights went out on Sunday, it’s still almost certainly unassailable.

But to say he was trying to maximize his gain over Ferrari is the only charitable interpretation of the logic behind Mercedes’ strategy and in particular the baffling decision to deny Russell his preferred soft tire for the end of the race.

Ricciardo’s charge does indeed look like an awful call in hindsight, but you didn’t need hindsight – the BBC 5 Live crew I was following spent the second half of the race collectively scratching head over how Mercedes played this, and turned out to be demonstrably correct.

Maybe Verstappen would have been too fast again. Maybe there was data somewhere – clearly outdated data – that showed the Red Bulls were definitely not going all the way. In the end, after Verstappen pushed his softs as far as he did, and with many other cars successfully extending stints, and no driver complaining about the condition of his tyres, he didn’t. There was absolutely no reason not to pull the trigger, especially with Russell.

Hopefully those 31 points are worth it in the end and prove somehow crucial to Ferrari’s overhaul, because otherwise Mercedes will end their first season without a win since 2011 wondering if they lost a good opportunity to prevent it. to be one.

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“Bambino” gets his big hit in Breeders Crown – US Trotting News https://tunalifotograf.com/bambino-gets-his-big-hit-in-breeders-crown-us-trotting-news/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 20:47:23 +0000 https://tunalifotograf.com/bambino-gets-his-big-hit-in-breeders-crown-us-trotting-news/ Ken Weingartner Hightstown, New Jersey – Ron Burke was forced to miss several big races on the Celebrity Bambino schedule because of the colt’s battle with illness, but the trainer is hoping his much-loved prospect will make up for the rest of the season. The first Celebrity Bambino opportunity comes in Friday’s (October 28) $600,000 […]]]>

Ken Weingartner

Hightstown, New Jersey – Ron Burke was forced to miss several big races on the Celebrity Bambino schedule because of the colt’s battle with illness, but the trainer is hoping his much-loved prospect will make up for the rest of the season.

The first Celebrity Bambino opportunity comes in Friday’s (October 28) $600,000 Breeder’s Wreath for 2-year-old male trotters at Woodbine Mohawk Park. The colt, who won one of the event’s two elimination races last week, drew at the back post for the final and is 9-2 on the morning line with Yannick Gingras at the sulky.

Bought for $120,000 at last fall’s Lexington Selected Yearling Sale, Celebrity Bambino is a son of muscle hill-Celebrity Ruth of the Champion Breeders Crown Master Lavec and Housethatruthbuilt family. He won his crown elimination by 2-3/4 lengths over Oh Well in 1:53.2.

The Ron Burke-trained Celebrity Bambino enters the Breeders Crown Finals with back-to-back wins. New Image Photo Media.

“That’s what we expected of him from the start,” Burke said. “We had high hopes. He was great at first, then he got sick and couldn’t recover. It took a lot of patience for me to skip a lot of races that I didn’t want to skip, but that was to prepare him for this week and the Valley Victory.

“I think he’s the real deal. I thought about it throughout training.

Celebrity Bambino, who was retired from the Peter Haughton Memorial Final on August 6, hit the board in seven of eight races, winning three. He won $122,207 for owners Burke Racing Stable, J&T Silva Stables, Knox Services and Phil Collura.

The colt enters the Breeders Crown final with back-to-back wins.

“He’s such a beautiful horse,” said Gingras. “He was my favorite workout. I absolutely loved him. I thought he had the potential to do that, and more. I thought he was a top horse. He got sick there, and Ronnie did the right thing. All credit goes to Ronnie, he gave him the time he needed and the horse is back.

Burke added: “He’s ready. I would be very surprised if he did a bad performance.

Oh Well, who won the Mohawk Million Sept. 24 at Mohawk, is the 3-1 favorite for Friday’s final despite starting from position nine. Tim Tetrick will be in trainer Marcus Melander’s sulky. The muscle hill-Fine Tuned Lady colt finished no worse than second in his seven starts this season, winning four and earning $734,205 for owner SRF Stable.

Mohawk Million winner Oh Well is the morning favorite in the Breeders Crown final despite starting from position nine. New Image Photo Media.

“I’m very happy with him,” Melander said. “He had a four-week layoff, so he should improve a lot with this start. It will be much sharper. (Post nine) is not ideal, but he is a strong horse and I think he can overcome it.

Melander will also send champion Peter Haughton Memorial Kilmister, who is 5-1 at post five with driver Brian Sears. Kilmister received a bye straight to the Breeders Crown final following his ‘Win-and-You’re-In’ win at Haughton.

A son of chapter seven-Treviso, Kilmister enters Friday’s race with a fifth-place finish in an Oct. 7 split of the International Stallion Stakes at the Red Mile in which he lost pace at the start. For the season, won five of eight races and earned $301,875 for owner Courant Inc.

“The gate goes really slow at the Red Mile sometimes and he got really excited,” Melander said. “He had been there almost two months, so it was good for him to go home (to New Jersey). He’s much more relaxed at home.

“He feels good. We’re just going straight to the final. It feels quite lively. (Post five) is perfect. Couldn’t have been better. I didn’t really want one or two with him because he can get a little excited behind the door. The five holes is perfect.

Gaines Hanover won Breeders Crown’s other elimination in 1:53, a record for a 2-year-old gelding, by 2-3/4 lengths on The Gruffalo. He is the second choice 7-2 from the near post with Louis Philippe Roy at the wheel of coach Richard Moreau.

Gaines Hanover earned her Breeders Crown elimination with a record 1:53. New photo media image.

The Cantab Hall-Gatka Hanover son won three of seven races, including a Champlain Stakes split Sept. 15 at Mohawk, and won $67,461 for owner Gestion JY Blais Inc.

“I was surprised,” Moreau said of Gaines Hanover’s elimination effort. “I like the horse, don’t get me wrong, but it’s late in the season and there are bigger and stronger horses. He is rather of medium height. But he did what he had to do, and he made my day.

“I’m happy for these (owners) from Montreal because they’ve always been in the business, they own their own farm and every year they have a young horse that rides. They deserve it.

The four Breeders Crown finals for 2-year-olds will be played on Friday at Mohawk. Racing begins at 7 p.m. (EDT) with Crown Fields behind the gate in races six through nine. The finals for horses 3 years and older take place on Saturday, also from 7.

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