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Ivanka confirms she and Jared are ‘leaving’ DC while Lara is spotted with her kids at Mar-a-Lago

My fellow Americans: Four years ago, we launched a great national effort to rebuild our country, to renew its spirit, and to restore the allegiance of this government to its citizens. In short, we embarked on a mission to make America great again — for all Americans.

As I conclude my term as the 45th President of the United States, I stand before you truly proud of what we have achieved together. We did what we came here to do — and so much more.

This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous. We extend our best wishes, and we also want them to have luck — a very important word.

I’d like to begin by thanking just a few of the amazing people who made our remarkable journey possible.

First, let me express my overwhelming gratitude for the love and support of our spectacular First Lady, Melania. Let me also share my deepest appreciation to my daughter Ivanka, my son-in-law Jared, and to Barron, Don, Eric, Tiffany, and Lara. You fill my world with light and with joy.

I also want to thank Vice President Mike Pence, his wonderful wife Karen, and the entire Pence family.

Thank you as well to my Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows; the dedicated members of the White House Staff and the Cabinet; and all the incredible people across our administration who poured out their heart and soul to fight for America.

I also want to take a moment to thank a truly exceptional group of people: the United States Secret Service. My family and I will forever be in your debt. My profound gratitude as well to everyone in the White House Military Office, the teams of Marine One and Air Force One, every member of the Armed Forces, and state and local law enforcement all across our country.

Most of all, I want to thank the American people. To serve as your President has been an honor beyond description. Thank you for this extraordinary privilege. And that’s what it is — a great privilege and a great honor.

We must never forget that while Americans will always have our disagreements, we are a nation of incredible, decent, faithful, and peace-loving citizens who all want our country to thrive and flourish and be very, very successful and good. We are a truly magnificent nation.

All Americans were horrified by the assault on our Capitol. Political violence is an attack on everything we cherish as Americans. It can never be tolerated.

Now more than ever, we must unify around our shared values and rise above the partisan rancor, and forge our common destiny.

Four years ago, I came to Washington as the only true outsider ever to win the presidency. I had not spent my career as a politician, but as a builder looking at open skylines and imagining infinite possibilities. I ran for President because I knew there were towering new summits for America just waiting to be scaled. I knew the potential for our nation was boundless as long as we put America first.

So I left behind my former life and stepped into a very difficult arena, but an arena nevertheless, with all sorts of potential if properly done. America had given me so much, and I wanted to give something back.

Together with millions of hardworking patriots across this land, we built the greatest political movement in the history of our country. We also built the greatest economy in the history of the world. It was about “America First” because we all wanted to make America great again. We restored the principle that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Our agenda was not about right or left, it wasn’t about Republican or Democrat, but about the good of a nation, and that means the whole nation.

With the support and prayers of the American people, we achieved more than anyone thought possible. Nobody thought we could even come close.

We passed the largest package of tax cuts and reforms in American history. We slashed more job-killing regulations than any administration had ever done before. We fixed our broken trade deals, withdrew from the horrible Trans-Pacific Partnership and the impossible Paris Climate Accord, renegotiated the one-sided South Korea deal, and we replaced NAFTA with the groundbreaking USMCA — that’s Mexico and Canada — a deal that’s worked out very, very well.

Also, and very importantly, we imposed historic and monumental tariffs on China; made a great new deal with China. But before the ink was even dry, we and the whole world got hit with the China virus. Our trade relationship was rapidly changing, billions and billions of dollars were pouring into the U.S., but the virus forced us to go in a different direction.

The whole world suffered, but America outperformed other countries economically because of our incredible economy and the economy that we built. Without the foundations and footings, it wouldn’t have worked out this way. We wouldn’t have some of the best numbers we’ve ever had.

We also unlocked our energy resources and became the world’s number-one producer of oil and natural gas by far. Powered by these policies, we built the greatest economy in the history of the world. We reignited America’s job creation and achieved record-low unemployment for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, women — almost everyone.

Incomes soared, wages boomed, the American Dream was restored, and millions were lifted from poverty in just a few short years. It was a miracle. The stock market set one record after another, with 148 stock market highs during this short period of time, and boosted the retirements and pensions of hardworking citizens all across our nation. 401(k)s are at a level they’ve never been at before. We’ve never seen numbers like we’ve seen, and that’s before the pandemic and after the pandemic.

We rebuilt the American manufacturing base, opened up thousands of new factories, and brought back the beautiful phrase: “Made in the USA.”

To make life better for working families, we doubled the child tax credit and signed the largest-ever expansion of funding for childcare and development. We joined with the private sector to secure commitments to train more than 16 million American workers for the jobs of tomorrow.

When our nation was hit with the terrible pandemic, we produced not one, but two vaccines with record-breaking speed, and more will quickly follow. They said it couldn’t be done but we did it. They call it a “medical miracle,” and that’s what they’re calling it right now: a “medical miracle.”

Another administration would have taken 3, 4, 5, maybe even up to 10 years to develop a vaccine. We did in nine months.

We grieve for every life lost, and we pledge in their memory to wipe out this horrible pandemic once and for all.

When the virus took its brutal toll on the world’s economy, we launched the fastest economic recovery our country has ever seen. We passed nearly $4 trillion in economic relief, saved or supported over 50 million jobs, and slashed the unemployment rate in half. These are numbers that our country has never seen before.

We created choice and transparency in healthcare, stood up to big pharma in so many ways, but especially in our effort to get favored-nations clauses added, which will give us the lowest prescription drug prices anywhere in the world.

We passed VA Choice, VA Accountability, Right to Try, and landmark criminal justice reform.

We confirmed three new justices of the United States Supreme Court. We appointed nearly 300 federal judges to interpret our Constitution as written.

For years, the American people pleaded with Washington to finally secure the nation’s borders. I am pleased to say we answered that plea and achieved the most secure border in U.S. history. We have given our brave border agents and heroic ICE officers the tools they need to do their jobs better than they have ever done before, and to enforce our laws and keep America safe.

We proudly leave the next administration with the strongest and most robust border security measures ever put into place. This includes historic agreements with Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, along with more than 450 miles of powerful new wall.

We restored American strength at home and American leadership abroad. The world respects us again. Please don’t lose that respect.

We reclaimed our sovereignty by standing up for America at the United Nations and withdrawing from the one-sided global deals that never served our interests. And NATO countries are now paying hundreds of billions of dollars more than when I arrived just a few years ago. It was very unfair. We were paying the cost for the world. Now the world is helping us.

And perhaps most importantly of all, with nearly $3 trillion, we fully rebuilt the American military — all made in the USA. We launched the first new branch of the United States Armed Forces in 75 years: the Space Force. And last spring, I stood at Kennedy Space Center in Florida and watched as American astronauts returned to space on American rockets for the first time in many, many years.

We revitalized our alliances and rallied the nations of the world to stand up to China like never before.

We obliterated the ISIS caliphate and ended the wretched life of its founder and leader, al Baghdadi. We stood up to the oppressive Iranian regime and killed the world’s top terrorist, Iranian butcher Qasem Soleimani.

We recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

As a result of our bold diplomacy and principled realism, we achieved a series of historic peace deals in the Middle East. Nobody believed it could happen. The Abraham Accords opened the doors to a future of peace and harmony, not violence and bloodshed. It is the dawn of a new Middle East, and we are bringing our soldiers home.

I am especially proud to be the first President in decades who has started no new wars.

Above all, we have reasserted the sacred idea that, in America, the government answers to the people. Our guiding light, our North Star, our unwavering conviction has been that we are here to serve the noble everyday citizens of America. Our allegiance is not to the special interests, corporations, or global entities; it’s to our children, our citizens, and to our nation itself.

As President, my top priority, my constant concern, has always been the best interests of American workers and American families. I did not seek the easiest course; by far, it was actually the most difficult. I did not seek the path that would get the least criticism. I took on the tough battles, the hardest fights, the most difficult choices because that’s what you elected me to do. Your needs were my first and last unyielding focus.

This, I hope, will be our greatest legacy: Together, we put the American people back in charge of our country. We restored self-government. We restored the idea that in America no one is forgotten, because everyone matters and everyone has a voice. We fought for the principle that every citizen is entitled to equal dignity, equal treatment, and equal rights because we are all made equal by God. Everyone is entitled to be treated with respect, to have their voice heard, and to have their government listen. You are loyal to your country, and my administration was always loyal to you.

We worked to build a country in which every citizen could find a great job and support their wonderful families. We fought for the communities where every American could be safe and schools where every child could learn. We promoted a culture where our laws would be upheld, our heroes honored, our history preserved, and law-abiding citizens are never taken for granted. Americans should take tremendous satisfaction in all that we have achieved together. It’s incredible.

Now, as I leave the White House, I have been reflecting on the dangers that threaten the priceless inheritance we all share. As the world’s most powerful nation, America faces constant threats and challenges from abroad. But the greatest danger we face is a loss of confidence in ourselves, a loss of confidence in our national greatness. A nation is only as strong as its spirit. We are only as dynamic as our pride. We are only as vibrant as the faith that beats in the hearts of our people.

No nation can long thrive that loses faith in its own values, history, and heroes, for these are the very sources of our unity and our vitality.

What has always allowed America to prevail and triumph over the great challenges of the past has been an unyielding and unashamed conviction in the nobility of our country and its unique purpose in history. We must never lose this conviction. We must never forsake our belief in America.

The key to national greatness lies in sustaining and instilling our shared national identity. That means focusing on what we have in common: the heritage that we all share.

At the center of this heritage is also a robust belief in free expression, free speech, and open debate. Only if we forget who we are, and how we got here, could we ever allow political censorship and blacklisting to take place in America. It’s not even thinkable. Shutting down free and open debate violates our core values and most enduring traditions.

In America, we don’t insist on absolute conformity or enforce rigid orthodoxies and punitive speech codes. We just don’t do that. America is not a timid nation of tame souls who need to be sheltered and protected from those with whom we disagree. That’s not who we are. It will never be who we are.

For nearly 250 years, in the face of every challenge, Americans have always summoned our unmatched courage, confidence, and fierce independence. These are the miraculous traits that once led millions of everyday citizens to set out across a wild continent and carve out a new life in the great West. It was the same profound love of our God-given freedom that willed our soldiers into battle and our astronauts into space.

As I think back on the past four years, one image rises in my mind above all others. Whenever I traveled all along the motorcade route, there were thousands and thousands of people. They came out with their families so that they could stand as we passed, and proudly wave our great American flag. It never failed to deeply move me. I knew that they did not just come out to show their support of me; they came out to show me their support and love for our country.

This is a republic of proud citizens who are united by our common conviction that America is the greatest nation in all of history. We are, and must always be, a land of hope, of light, and of glory to all the world. This is the precious inheritance that we must safeguard at every single turn.

For the past four years, I have worked to do just that. From a great hall of Muslim leaders in Riyadh to a great square of Polish people in Warsaw; from the floor of the Korean Assembly to the podium at the United Nations General Assembly; and from the Forbidden City in Beijing to the shadow of Mount Rushmore, I fought for you, I fought for your family, I fought for our country. Above all, I fought for America and all it stands for — and that is safe, strong, proud, and free.

Now, as I prepare to hand power over to a new administration at noon on Wednesday, I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning. There’s never been anything like it. The belief that a nation must serve its citizens will not dwindle but instead only grow stronger by the day.

As long as the American people hold in their hearts deep and devoted love of country, then there is nothing that this nation cannot achieve. Our communities will flourish. Our people will be prosperous. Our traditions will be cherished. Our faith will be strong. And our future will be brighter than ever before.

I go from this majestic place with a loyal and joyful heart, an optimistic spirit, and a supreme confidence that for our country and for our children, the best is yet to come.

Thank you, and farewell. God bless you. God bless the United States of America.

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Jessica Simpson Sizzles in Sexy Snakeskin Swimsuit While In The Snow: ‘Give Me Steam’

Jessica Simpson is turning up the heat in a new photoshoot for her swimwear line. She posed in a snakeskin one-piece while showing off a white parka in the snow.

Jessica Simpson was ski-resort hot tub ready in a new photo for her namesake clothing and accessories brand. The 40-year-old showed off her killer curves in a sexy one-piece snakeskin print swimsuit with a cutout around the mid-section. It included a black band that tied on the right side, along with black shoulder straps. Jess’ long, super toned legs were on display in the photo, looking so great thanks to the 12,000 steps she gets in each day for her fitness routine. You can see the smoldering photo here

Jess captioned the photo “give me steam,” as she stood next to an in-ground hot tub with steam rising from it and a snowy backdrop. But Jess wasn’t about to hop in just yet, as she also modeled her white platform “Brixel” snow boots, which go for $139. The mother of three donned an open white snow parka to cap off her wintry look, but still reminded fans that of swimwear was the focus in her Snake Charmer one piece, which retails for $98 on her site.

Jessica Simpson lost an amazing 100 pounds in six months after giving birth to her third child, daughter Birdie Mae. Photo credit: MEGA.

Jessica’s longtime BFF Cacee Cobb wrote in the comments of the swimwear photo, “How do you stay so hot in all that cold?” Fans also went wild for the snapshot. User @julie.kiehl told Jess, “Girl! I want to look like this at 40! You look amazing!” while @dom_cashmann wrote, “I wish I was this hot.” Fan @starsantoro wrote, “Hello Snow GODDESS” as follower @mootmagee told her “@jessicasimpson you look more beautiful than ever.”

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Jessica Simpson has an even more impressive swimsuit body today at 40 after having three children. Here she’s seen in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on Sept. 9, 2009, three years before the birth of her first child, daughter Maxwell. Photo credit: MEGA.

Jessica lost a whopping 100 pounds in six months after she gave birth to her third child, daughter Birdie Mae Johnson in March 2019. She’s kept the pounds off thanks to her dedication to fitness and is down to her weight before she ever had children. On the eve of her 40th birthday on July 10, 2020, she even was able to fit into a pair of jeans she hadn’t been able to get on since 2006. Jess held onto them, hoping to one day be able to rock the True Religion denim once again, but feared she never would after three pregnancies.

But on July 9, Jess finally got her wish when she tried the jeans on and they fit!  She was so proud she took a mirror selfie and showed it to her Instagram followers. “I have kept these throwback True Religion jeans in my closet for 14 yrs (I’m not exaggerating!),” she captioned next to the makeup-free snap. “Figured that since I’m in the final hours of my 30’s I’d give them another try, and hello 40, so nice to meet you.” At 40, Jessica is now the best she’s ever looked. 

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Kourtney Kardashian Quotes Drake While Sunbathing In Sexy White Tank Top & Bikini Bottoms – Pic

Kourtney Kardashian shared a sexy beach photo and quoted a famous song from Drake, who has had beef with her brother-in-law Kanye West.

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While Fernanda Castillo is still hospitalized, and her best friend sends her this message | The State

The concern continues for the greeting of Fernanda Castillo, who was admitted to the emergency room on Monday, January 11, apparently due to a complication derived from childbirth.

Her husband, Erik hayser, was the one who confirmed the information he gave yesterday ‘First impact’, and in addition, it does not separate from its side, despite the restrictions that hospitals have throughout the world due to the COVID-19 protocol.

Who also reacted to this worrying news, was the actor Mauricio Martinez, who is Fernanda’s best friend for many years. They both call each other ‘brother’ and are there for each other in everything.

Through his Instagram account, with a very moving photo of a production, he expressed his love with these words: “So today and always. I love you. #brotherandsisterforlife ♥ ️ ”.

Mauricio deactivated the messages, possibly to avoid being asked in the comments about the health of the ‘Monarca’ actress, something that has remained completely secretive up to now.

Let’s remember that Fernanda Castillo gave birth to her firstborn Liam on December 19, and it was precisely for the holidays that she presented the baby on social networks, her husband also posing with them.

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8 Healthy Snacks To Enjoy While You Work From Home And Lose Weight | The State

They are the best sources of antioxidants that promote the health of your brain and heart.

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Naps working from home you know that having a kitchen nearby can be a great temptation. There are delicious snacks that can limit your cravings for unhealthy foods and that are easy to prepare; they are nutritious, they give you Energy and keep you satisfied; they are healthy and suitable for your control diet or weight loss.

1. Greek yogurt and berries

He yogurt with strawberries, blackberries, or blueberries (or a mix) is a nutritious snack that gives you antioxidants. Yogurt is a source of protein and calcium, it also stands out for its content of live bacteria. It is a prebiotic beneficial for your gut microbiota.

Berries are an excellent addition to yogurt, they are rich in vitamin C and are one of the best sources of antioxidants such as anthocyanins, support the health of your brain and heart.

A 3.5-ounce serving of plain Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup of berries provides less than 150 calories.

2. Popcorn

Popcorn is whole grains that give you fiber. They are light, low in fat and sugar, and they also do not contain cholesterol. 50 grams of popcorn has 185 calories

How you prepare them influences how healthy they are. Avoid packages that add a lot of sodium, fat, and other additives. Microwave them in a paper bag, with a little oil and salt (or sugar if you prefer boiled corn). Sprinkle some chili powder or nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor and a vitamin addition.

3. Peanut butter toast

The peanut butter provides you protein, healthy fats, and fiber; It is also a good source of vitamins, such as Vitamin E, vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B6; contributes essential minerals as magnesium, potassium, and zinc; And it is rich antioxidants.

Enjoy a tablespoon of peanut butter on a slice of whole wheat toast for a delicious, energetic and healthy snack.

4. Sugar-free gelatin

Gelatin is not a simple dessert. Gelatin gives you protein And contains glutamic acid, a substance that according to Medical News Today can help promote a healthy mucous lining in the stomach. This could help with digestion.

5. Celery sticks with cream cheese

Celery sticks with cream cheese are a classic low-carb snack. Crispy celery gives you potassium and flavonoids; is a great source of antioxidants. Healthline notes that both celery and seeds are about 25 anti-inflammatory compounds They can offer protection against inflammation in the body.

Five small celery sticks with 2 ounces of cream cheese is a snack under 200 calories.

6. Dark chocolate and banana

You can enjoy chocolate for a healthy dessert without exceeding calories. Opt for dark chocolate, at least 70% cocoa, cocoa is rich in plant chemicals called flavonoids with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, according to the Harvard Nutrition Source. Chocolate also has two stimulants, caffeine and theobromine. It favors your heart and your brain

Process 1 or 2 tablespoons of cocoa with a frozen banana and get a delicious chocolate ice cream. The banana adds potassium, vitamin B6, fiber and antioxidants.

7. Pear slices with ricotta cheese

An easy sandwich to make, with a nice creamy texture and sweet taste. You don’t need to peel the fruit anymore so you get more fiber and most of the flavonoids with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Cheese adds protein and calcium. Together, cheese and pear provide fiber, protein, calcium, vitamin C, and other antioxidant compounds.

8. Avocado with chili

Avocado is creamy, delicious and nutritious, it gives you healthy fats, fiber, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B6. It has no cholesterol.

You can enjoy it with a pinch of salt and sprinkle with chilli powder. The healthy fats in avocado are excellent for heart health. They can improve blood cholesterol levels, relieve inflammation and stabilize the heart rate, according to the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).

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Jennifer Lopez Looks Incredible In Sexy Emerald Swimsuit While On The Beach With A-Rod — Pics

In newly surfaced photos from Jennifer Lopez’s Turks and Caicos getaway, the performer took a sexy stroll on the beach in her Norma Kamali emerald swimsuit.

If Jennifer Lopez had any fitness resolutions for 2021, it looks like she has already accomplished them. The 51-year-old actress and performer looked like a beach goddess in new photos that showed J.Lo walking down a sandy shore amid her Turks and Caicos vacation last week, which surfaced on Jan. 14 — you can see them here. Although no one was pictured around her, J.Lo was still dressed to impress in a plunging Norma Kamali swimsuit in a gorgeous emerald color.

It was the very same swimsuit that J.Lo wore for a standup paddle boarding session in the Atlantic Ocean amid the vacation, which she posted a photo of on Jan. 11. By then, J.Lo was already back home in Miami, since she also included a photo of herself bundled up in a puffer jacket from the new North Face x Gucci collaboration — far from a sunny beach. “How last week started [arrow] how it’s going this week,” J.Lo mournfully captioned the photos.

Of course, J.Lo’s fiancé Alex Rodriguez, 45, also tagged along for the trip. He updated his own Instagram page with vacation snaps, including a photo of himself with J.Lo and the Chicago White Sox‘s former pitcher, Nick Silva. “Three’s company [laughing emojis] Shabbat shalom! Hope you have a safe, healthy weekend,” A-Rod captioned the post on Jan. 8, which you can see below.

Sadly for J.Lo and A-Rod, this little getaway wasn’t a honeymoon. After A-Rod proposed in March of 2019, they have yet to tie the knot nearly two years later due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“It was really sad because we were supposed to get married in June and we had planned at all,” J.Lo told Andy Cohen on Dec. 2020 episode of his SiriusXM show. She continued, “So in March or April, we’re looking down the pipe and we’re going, ‘This is maybe not going to happen.’ Italy’s the worst place in the world. And we were going to get married in Italy. It was, yeah, it was like, I was like, ‘Okay, we got to cancel everything.’ And we just started kind of like, and we had to put out all this money and all this stuff, we were like, we gotta cancel it. So we, we canceled it.”

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Miley Cyrus Reveals She Was Naked While Recently Climbing The Sign On Top Of Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Miley Cyrus still knows how to rage at a party, despite COVID-19 restrictions. She says she climbed the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s sign in the buff during pal Wayne Coyne’s birthday bash.

Miley Cyrus may be past her wild child days where she swung nude on a wrecking ball in music videos. But she still likes to get naked and party hard every now and then! The 28-year-old singer says that she stripped off her clothes and climbed the iconic sign above the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel during Flaming Lips lead singer and close pal Wayne Coyne‘s 60th birthday bash on Jan. 13. Miley’s stunt would have gone unknown, if she hadn’t told the world about it in an Instagram story.

 

“Standing on Hollywood Blvd the morning after a rager @waynecoyne5,” she wrote below the photo on her IG stories, then added in parentheses “(I climbed the Roosevelt sign naked).” The Hollywood Roosevelt is 12 stories tall, with the hotel’s name lit up in big letters above it, so Miley must not be afraid of heights to have scaled it! She’s definitely not afraid of getting naked, that’s for sure.

The photo Miley shared showed her and Wayne standing together in the morning along Hollywood Blvd, near where the bash took place the night before. The “Prisoner” singer had the palm of her hand planted over her eyes as if she was regretting what she had done. She leaned her head onto Wayne’s shoulder, and he rested his head protectively on hers.

Miley wore an adorable sweatshirt with a “Minions” print all over it, along with colorful blue patterned leggings. She had large white bauble rings on her left hand, along with one in lime green on her right. The “Midnight Sky” singer had apparently packed an overnight bag for the all-night rager, as she had a rainbow tie-dye duffle bag over one shoulder, and a blue backpack over the other.

Miley Cyrus partied so hard at pal Wayne Coyne’s Jan. 13 birthday party that she scaled a sign atop a 12 story building while naked. Photo credit: AP Images.

There don’t seem to be any pictures from inside the event, as gatherings outside of immediate household members are prohibited in L.A. due to the COVID pandemic. Hopefully everyone present took fast result tests before entering to make sure they weren’t possibly spreading the coronavirus.

It’s not clear if Miley was under the influence of anything that might have made her more daring. The singer revealed in Nov. 2020 that she was two weeks sober following a slip up during the COVID-19 pandemic, after being clean for six months as of June 2020.

“I fell off and I realized that I now am back on sobriety, two weeks sober, and I feel like I really accepted that time,” she told Zane Lowe for Apple Music on Nov. 23. “One of the things I’ve used is, ‘Don’t get furious, get curious.’ So don’t be mad at yourself, but ask yourself, ‘What happened?’” Miley explained that she’s “not a moderation person,” and that “I don’t have a problem with drinking. I have a problem with the decisions I make once I go past that level…I’ve just been wanting to wake up 100%, 100% of the time.”

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While shooting in Punjab, actor Janhvi Kapoor faces farmers’ protest


Fatehgarh Sahib, January 14

Shooting of actor Janhvi Kapoor’s film “Good Luck Jerry” briefly came to a halt in Bassi Pathana here, after a group of farmers insisted that she make a comment on the ongoing farmers’ protest.

Kapoor is shooting for the film, produced by filmmaker Anand L Rai’s Colour Yellow Productions and directed by Sidharth Sengupta, in Punjab.

According to Sukhminder Singh Chauhan, DSP, Bassi Pathana, the incident happened on Monday after 20-30 farmers reached the movie sets for a “peaceful” protest.

“The shooting had stopped for two-three hours on January 11. There wasn’t anything major. Around 20-30 people had reached the set. It was a peaceful agitation.

“All they wanted was assurance of support from them (the actors). When they did, the shoot was resumed. It was mutually resolved. Now the shoot is going on smoothly,” Chauhan told PTI on Wednesday.

On Monday, the “Dhadak” actor shared an Instagram Story in support of the farmers. Unlike other posts, Instagram Stories disappear after 24 hours from the time they are published.

“Farmers are at the heart of our country. I recognise and value the role that they play in feeding our nation. I hope a resolution is reached soon that benefits the farmers,” Kapoor had written.

Braving the cold and rains, thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, have been camping at several Delhi border points, demanding a complete repeal of the three farm laws and legal guarantee of minimum support price (MSP) for their crops.

 Enacted in September last year, the three laws have been projected by the Centre as major reforms in the agriculture sector that will remove middlemen and allow farmers to sell their produce anywhere in the country.

 However, the protesting farmers have expressed their apprehension that the new laws would pave the way for eliminating the safety cushion of the MSP and do away with the “mandi” (wholesale market) system, leaving them at the mercy of big corporates.

Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a stay of the implementation of the three new farm laws hoping this will end the prolonged protests by the farmers and also constituted a four-member panel of agriculture experts to resolve the impasse between their leaders and the Centre. PTI





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FBI busts Florida firefighter who was photographed in Capitol building while it was under siege 

Sanford firefighter and paramedic, Andrew Williams (pictured), was arrested by the FBI on Tuesday 

A Florida firefighter has been arrested by the FBI after he was spotted wearing a Trump hat inside the Capitol while it was under siege by MAGA supporters. 

Sanford firefighter and paramedic, Andrew Williams, was taken into custody on Tuesday, according to a statement from the fire department’s chief Crag Radzak. 

Following his arrest, Radzak said Williams was placed on administrative leave without pay pending the results of the criminal investigations.   

Radzak said the Sanford Fire Department was made aware of information regarding the possibility of a firefighter’s involvement in events that took place last week at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

‘Along with the information, a photograph was submitted that depicts a male, identified as Andrew Williams. The picture appears to show Williams inside the Capitol Building during the unlawful entry made by protesters,’ Radzak said in the statement. 

Williams has been charged with one count of unlawful entry of a restricted building and one count of disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. 

‘We hold the men and women in this department to the highest standards. It saddens me that the actions of one individual have tarnished the hard work and dedication that the rest of the department puts forth on a daily basis,’ Radzak said in the statement. 

Williams was arrested after he was identified in a photo that was sent anonymously to the WKMG news station. Williams is seen wearing a 'Trump 2020' hate while pointing to a placard with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi written on it

Williams was arrested after he was identified in a photo that was sent anonymously to the WKMG news station. Williams is seen wearing a ‘Trump 2020’ hate while pointing to a placard with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi written on it 

‘Our investigation will continue in conjunction with the current federal criminal investigation,’ Radzak said. 

‘As is policy with any type of policy violation, including a criminal violation, an internal administrative process must be followed in order to ensure a thorough investigation with a just conclusion. I ask for the public’s patience as we move through this process,’ he added. 

Williams was arrested after he was identified in a photo that was sent anonymously to the WKMG news station. 

In the image, Williams is seen wearing a Trump 2020 hat while pointing to a sign for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. 

During the riot, Pelosi’s office was vandalized and several rioters were seen taking pictures at her desk. According to WKMG, Williams appeared in court on Tuesday and a judge set his bond at $25,000. 

He was released from custody under the restrictions that he would need to surrender his passport and travel. Williams was also ordered to surrender any firearms in his possession and submit to mental health evaluations and drug tests.  

He appeared in court on Tuesday and a judge set his bond at $25,000. Now that he has been released from custody, he will need to surrender any firearms and his passport, restrict his travel and submit to mental health evaluations and drug tests. 

Williams could receive a fine or up to six months in prison if he’s convicted. 

And Williams isn't the only firefighter that was photographed at the Capitol last week. Federal agents are investigating claims that New York City firefighters participated in the Capitol siege

And Williams isn’t the only firefighter that was photographed at the Capitol last week. Federal agents are investigating claims that New York City firefighters participated in the Capitol siege

Several people have been charged in the incident. Among them are West Virginia delegate Derrick Evans, 35, Adam Johnson, 36, who was photographed carrying off Pelosi's podium, and Richard Barnett, 60, who was pictured with his feet on Pelosi's desk

Several people have been charged in the incident. Among them are West Virginia delegate Derrick Evans, 35, Adam Johnson, 36, who was photographed carrying off Pelosi’s podium, and Richard Barnett, 60, who was pictured with his feet on Pelosi’s desk

And Williams isn’t the only firefighter that was photographed at the Capitol last week. 

Federal agents are investigating claims that New York City firefighters participated in the Capitol siege.

One rioter was spotted wearing an FDNY jacket – which read FDNY Squad 252 -outside the Capitol. Squad 252 is based out of Brooklyn. The firefighter has not been named but is said to be retired. 

FDNY told  New York Daily News that they had received anonymous tips offs about at least one current New York firefighter who was not wearing his uniform during the siege but was recognized from the footage. 

FDNY spokesperson Frank Dwyer told the newspaper that ‘The department received anonymous allegations that active or retired members were present at the events at the United States Capitol on January 6 and, as required, has provided that information to the FBI.’

It’s unclear what information was given to federal agents, but officials told the newspaper no arrests or suspensions have been made in association with the riot.  

Several people have been charged in the incident. Among them are West Virginia delegate Derrick Evans, 35, who was newly sworn in when he streamed himself entering the Capitol on Facebook Live; Adam Johnson, 36, was photographed carrying off Pelosi’s podium, and Richard Barnett, 60, who was pictured with his feet on Pelosi’s desk. 

Charges in the cases include assaulting police officers, entering restricted areas of the Capitol and stealing federal property. 

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Drinking This Tea May Help You Burn Fat While You Sleep, According to New Study | The State

Oolong tea is very rich in antioxidants, low in calories and the best nighttime ally to eliminate abdominal fat.

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Any tool that we help lose weight is well received, especially today with a such wide offer of options that facilitate the way. Without a doubt, one of the most important aspects when losing weight is remove belly fat and it is precisely one of the more difficult to achieve, that is why today one of the main recommendations are the HIIT workouts and practice intermittent fasting. And not so surprisingly with regard to food recommendations, tea intake has positioned itself as a powerful element.

A new research published in the Nutrients magazine reveals that drink oolong tea It may be a key dietary addition for burn calories while we sleep. More specifically, researchers from the Tsukuba University in Japan, they found that drink only two cups of this variety of traditional chinese tea everyday, accelerates the fat burning processes in the body.

What are the benefits of oolong tea in burning fat?

Like all teas, oolong contains caffeine, it is well known that it is a substance that affects energy metabolism by increasing our heart rate. That is why, broadly speaking, tea is considered not only one of the healthiest drinks on the planet, but a superb slimming agent. In a particular way the studies endorse that drinking oolong tea can also increase fat breakdownregardless of the effects of caffeine. According to statements by lead study author, Professor Kumpei: “We wanted to examine the effects of oolong consumption versus caffeine on energy and fat metabolism among a group of healthy volunteers ”.

After study participants for two weeks, the researchers found that oolong tea, what is partially rusty and is not considered entirely as a green or black tea, since it shows the characteristics of both, and pure caffeine increased the fat degradation by 20% compared to those who they took a placebo.

One of the most impressive finds is that the positive effects of oolong tea in the body they remained active All night long. Interestingly, neither the group that drank oolong tea or pure caffeine during that two week period he experienced a increase in energy expenditure. This observation suggests that participants may have developed tolerance to stimulant effects of both treatments. Besides this, there was no noticeable changes in sleep patterns of any of the groups, not even in the time that they took time to fall asleep, despite the fact that both treatments included caffeine, a known sleep disruptor.

Remember that the lack of sleep or poor quality restare considered factors that can significantly affect weight loss and they also usually alter energy metabolism, which can cause a weight gain over time. However, the oolong did not appear to have no negative effect on sleep of the participants.

So the million dollar question Should we drink a cup of oolong tea every night? The teacher points out that although the effects of oolong tea on fat breakdown During the dream, position it as a good ally to control body weight, it is unclear whether these effects will actually lead to Loss of fat during a extended period of time. However finally it will never be bad or counterproductive to drink tea, and what better if the variant helps us burn fat and lose weight.

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