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Our Yorkshire Farm’s Amanda Owen sparks frenzy as she puts on glamorous display for outing

Our Yorkshire Farm's Amanda Owen sparks frenzy as she puts on glamorous display for outing

Shepherdess Amanda Owen is often seen tending to her flock of sheep in the Yorkshire Dales and has to be suitably dressed for the job and the weather. However, earlier this week, the mum-of-nine had the day off and got the chance to get dressed up for a day out.

The Channel 5 star donned a pretty dress in order to attend The Great Yorkshire Show.

Amanda looked lovely in a blue and white floral frock and added a large hat for the occasion.

Wearing her long hair loose over her shoulders, the farmer completed her outfit with a pair of sparkly drop earrings.

Making the most of her glam look, Amanda snapped a selfie at the event, which she later shared on Twitter.

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The 46-year-old Our Yorkshire Farm star is married to Clive Owen, 66, and the couple live on Ravenseat Farm with their family.

They are parents to Raven, 20, Reuben, 17, Miles, 15, Edith, 12, Violet, ten, Sidney, nine, Annas, seven, Clemmie, five, and Nancy, four.

Their eldest child recently left home to attend university.

Meanwhile, their eldest son has started an apprenticeship as a mechanic.

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One in three people globally imprisoned without trial, while overcrowding puts prisoners at risk of contracting COVID-19, says UNODC’s first global research on imprisonment

One in three people globally imprisoned without trial, while overcrowding puts prisoners at risk of contracting COVID-19, says UNODC’s first global research on imprisonment© Haidy Darwish

Vienna (Austria), 16 July 2021 – One in every three prisoners worldwide are held without a trial, which means that they have not been found guilty by any court of justice, according to the first global research data on prisons published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

The research brief, released ahead of Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July, examines the long-term trends of imprisonment, stating that over the past two decades, between 2000 and 2019, the number of prisoners worldwide has increased by more than 25 per cent, with a global population growth of 21 per cent in the same period, with 11.7 million people incarcerated at the end of 2019. This is a population comparable in size to entire nations such as Bolivia, Burundi, Belgium, or Tunisia. 

At the end of 2019 — the latest year data is available — there were around 152 prisoners for every 100,000 population. While Northern America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe have experienced a long-term decrease in imprisonment rates of up to 27 per cent, other regions and countries, such as Latin America and Australia and New Zealand, have seen growth over the last two decades of up to 68 per cent.

At 93 per cent, most of the persons detained in prison globally are men. Over the past two decades, however, the number of women in prisons has increased at a faster pace, with an increase of 33 per cent versus 25 per cent for men. 

As guardian of the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners – the so-called Nelson Mandela Rules — UNODC also looked at data on overcrowding in prisons. While the rates vary substantially across regions, in roughly half of all countries with available data, prison systems are operating at more than 100 per cent of their intended capacity.

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically shifted attention towards the issue of prison overcrowding. According to a global analysis of Government and open sources, as of May 2021, nearly 550,000 prisoners in 122 countries have become infected with COVID-19, with close to 4,000 fatalities in prisons in 47 countries. 

In response to the pandemic, some prisons limited recreation, work opportunities, and visitation rights, all essential components of rehabilitation programmes. With prevention measures often difficult to implement in prisons, especially when they are overcrowded, some countries meanwhile opted to release, at least temporarily, large numbers of people in custody, particularly remand prisoners and those convicted of non-violent offences.

Since March 2020, at least 700,000 persons around the globe – or roughly 6 per cent of the estimated global prison population – have been authorized or considered eligible for release through emergency release mechanisms adopted by 119 Member States. 

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Azerbaijani Finance Ministry puts up mid-term state bonds for new auction

Azerbaijani Finance Ministry puts up mid-term state bonds for new auction

BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 14

By Zeyni Jafarov – Trend:

The Baku Stock Exchange (BSE) held an auction on the placement of medium-term state bonds of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Finance, Trend reports on July 14 referring to a source in the BSE.

The amount of the bonds was 40 million manat ($ 23.5 million) and the term of maturity – 1,092 days.

During the auction, 14 investors filed 26 bids in the price range from 98.14 manat ($ 57.73) with a yield to maturity (YTM) of 7.2 percent to 100.4 manat ($ 59.06) with a YTM of 6.35 percent.

In accordance with the decision of the finance ministry, the cut-off price of bonds reached 100.296 manat ($ 59) with the YTM of 6.39 percent, and the weighted average price – 100.34 manat or $ 59.02 (6.37 percent).

The total amount of applications at nominal prices amounted to nearly 149.84 million manat ($ 88.14 million) while the volume of placement – 40 million manat ($ 23.5 million).

The maturity date is July 9, 20243.

The auction participants must fulfill their obligations to purchase bonds till July 14, 2021.

(1 USD = 1.7 AZN on July 14)

Follow the author on Twitter: @jafarov_zeyni

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Cannes 2021: Candice Swanepoel puts on risqué display in plunging skin-tight jumpsuit

Cannes 2021: Candice Swanepoel puts on risqué display in plunging skin-tight jumpsuit

The first night featured the premiere of Leo Carax’s musical film Annette.

Starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard in the leading roles, the film is making its debut at the festival.

This follows Driver as Henry McHenry, a provocative stand-up comedian and Cotillard as his wife, singer Ann Defrasnoux.

Their world gets turned upside down with their daughter Annette is born with a unique gift.

Author: Fay Watson
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New Analysis Puts US Psoriasis Prevalence at 3%

New Analysis Puts US Psoriasis Prevalence at 3%

Psoriasis affects over 7.5 million adults in the United States, with prevalence nearly twice as high among Whites as non-Whites, according to an analysis of national survey data from 2011 to 2014.

“The adult prevalence rate of 3.0% continues to place psoriasis as one of the most common immune-mediated diseases affecting adults” in the United States, April W. Armstrong, MD, MPH, and associates said in a report published in JAMA Dermatology. At that rate, approximately 7,560,000 Americans aged 20 years or older have psoriasis.

That overall rate among adults aged 20 years and older, based on data from the 2011-2012 and 2013-2014 cycles of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), did not change significantly when compared with the 2003-2004 NHANES, when it was 3.15% among those aged 20-59, said Armstrong, professor of dermatology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and associates.

For the 2011-2014 period, psoriasis prevalence was similar between women (3.2%) and men (2.8%) but was significantly associated with older age and White/non-White status. Those aged 50-59 years had the highest prevalence of any age group at 4.3% and those aged 70 and older had a rate of 3.9%, while those aged 20-29 were the lowest at 1.6%, the investigators reported.

The prevalence in non-Hispanic Whites in the United States was 3.6% over the study period, and their odds ratio for having psoriasis was 1.92, compared with non-White individuals. Asian respondents had a prevalence of 2.5%, with the Hispanic population at 1.9%, non-Hispanic Black respondents at 1.5%, and those identifying as other (including multiracial persons) at 3.1%, they said.

The NHANES sample consisted of 12,638 people who had participated in the question that asked if they had ever been diagnosed with psoriasis by a physician or other health care professional, of whom 12,625 gave a definitive yes or no answer, the investigators noted.

A much smaller number, 329, also answered a question about the severity of their disease: Fifty-six percent had little or no psoriasis, almost 22% reported 1-2 palms of involvement, 16% had 3-10 palms of involvement, and 5.5% said the coverage was more than 10 palms. Since the survey did not distinguish between treated and untreated patients, however, some “of those reporting low body surface area involvement may be receiving treatments that are controlling their otherwise more extensive disease,” they wrote.

Armstrong and another investigator said that they have received grants, personal fees, and honoraria from a number of pharmaceutical companies; two other investigators are employees of the National Psoriasis Foundation.

This article originally appeared on MDedge.com, part of the Medscape Professional Network.

Author: Richard Franki
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'F9' puts charge back into movie theaters with $70M opening

'F9' puts charge back into movie theaters with $70M opening

The ninth installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise opened only in theaters and had the widest release of any movie since the start of the coronavirus crisis.

LOS ANGELES — In the strongest sign yet that life is left in movie theaters, “F9″ sped to a box office take of $ 70 million in its first weekend, the biggest opening for a film since the pandemic began, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The ninth installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, starring franchise regulars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, opened only in theaters and had the widest release of any movie since the start of the coronavirus crisis.

The domestic total for Universal Pictures’ “F9” topped the previous pandemic-best of $ 48.4 million for “ A Quiet Place Part II ” four weeks ago. It was the biggest opening of any film since “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” in December 2019.

“We couldn’t be more gratified to see that the audience embraced the ‘Fast’ family and came out to see ‘F9’ in tremendous numbers,” said Jim Orr, head of distribution for Universal. “The debut this weekend has really ignited the domestic box office and set it on a tremendous path for the rest of the year.”

“A Quiet Place Part II” came in a very distant second with $ 6.2 million. But it has now earned $ 136.4 million since its release. “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” brought in $ 4.88 million in the third spot.

F9,” whose release was delayed several times, looks to have landed on just the right weekend to open in North America. It seemed to be a fitting film for the industry moment, with young audiences eager to be in theaters for a movie that emphasizes a loud, action-packed, immersive experience.

“It’s the perfect intersection of growing consumer confidence and vaccinations in North America, with movies that have already been released creating momentum,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Comscore. “I don’t think you could have imagined a better scenario for the industry, with a few speed bumps in there. With ‘Furious 9’ being really the first summer blockbuster in two years.”

“F9” debuted internationally on May 19, and has now grossed more than $ 400 million globally.

Universal eschewed the hybrid approach of combining theatrical and streaming releases, as Disney did earlier in the year with “Cruella” and Warner Bros. did with “Godzilla vs. Kong.”

It also came after most major theater chains have significantly loosened restrictions on capacity and masking.

The trends suggest that Hollywood might have something resembling a regular summer movie season, albeit one that starts months late and won’t be setting any industry records.

Releases in the coming weeks include Disney and Marvel’s “Black Widow” and Warner Bros.’ “The Suicide Squad.” Studios are using a variety of hybrid release plans. While the time movies spend between theaters and streaming has shrunk, probably permanently, there is an increasing emphasis back on the big screen.

“It’s a delayed start to a summer that’s been a long time coming. To have late June be ostensibly the start of summer is unusual, but better late than never,” Dergarabedian said. “A big Fourth of July weekend is coming up, with virtually every genre represented, and a week later we have ‘Black Widow,’ so we’re on the road to recovery.”

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included.

  1. “F9,” $ 70 million, ($ 334.9 million international).
  2. “A Quiet Place Part II,” $ 6.2 million, ($ 112.1 million international).
  3. “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard,” $ 4.88 million, ($ 14.5 million international).
  4. “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway,” $ 4.85 million, ($ 79 million international).
  5. “Cruella,” $ 3.7 million, ($ 112.5 million international).
  6. “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,” $ 2.9 million, ($ 101.5 million international).
  7. “In The Heights,” $ 2.2 million, ($ 5.9 million international).
  8. “Spirit Untamed,” $ 591,917.
  9. “12 Mighty Orphans,” $ 560,000.
  10. “Nobody,” $ 229,000.

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Our Yorkshire Farm’s Amanda Owen, 46, puts on jaw-dropping display in plunging mini dress

Our Yorkshire Farm’s Amanda Owen, 46, puts on jaw-dropping display in plunging mini dress

The star received plenty of praise from her followers for her figure, as many asked how she keeps in shape after nine children.

One wrote: “I appreciate your work so hard physically and long hours as well as being a wife and mother but how do you keep that amazing figure having had 9 children?”

Another commented: “Jeez, you look fabulous. Obviously, 9 kids and hard work really pays off.”

Amanda embraced rural life after reading a book about farming and the great outdoors, and she set her heart on becoming a shepherdess.

She met Clive when she was 21 and he was 20 years older, but they have been together ever since.

They now have a huge family, with Raven, 18, Reuben, 15, Miles, 13, Edith, 10, Violet, eight, Sidney, seven, Anna, six, Clemmy, five, and Nancy, two.

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Princess Anne puts on a cheerful face in bright coat after heartbreaking divorce news

Princess Anne puts on a cheerful face in bright coat after heartbreaking divorce news

The Princess, 70, wore an elegant bright yellow coat at Royal Ascot this morning. Anne completed the look with nude heels and a matching hat and handbag.

For today’s event, she chose a pretty floral piece that dates back to 1970, when Anne was pictured at Heathrow Airport as she departed to Canada with her mother the Queen.

The sentimental brooch was also seen during her honeymoon with her first husband Captain Mark Phillips.

Princess Anne kept her makeup to a minimum and was seen wearing white gloves.

Fans took to social media to comment on the bright look.


“Princess Anne looking like sunshine presenting the Gold Cup at #RoyalAscot today,” one fan said.

“Princess Anne is wearing @shibumistyle again! love love love this yellow outfit,” said another.

“JUST WOW for the outfit of Princess Anne who has arrived for Royal Ascot Day 3 – Ladies Day!!! Looking like sunshine in yellow,” another one commented.

Princess Anne was all smiles as she awarded Jockey Joe Fanning with the Gold Cup after winning on Day Three of the Royal Ascot.

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Yesterday, she went for a green dress but the same nude shoes and matching bag.

Princess Anne looked cheerful today despite the sad news that her son Peter Phillips has officially finalised his divorce.

A spokesman for the former couple said the agreement has been approved and ordered by the High Court this week.

The spokesman said: “Whilst this is a sad day for Peter and Autumn, they continue to put the wellbeing and upbringing of their wonderful daughters Savannah and Isla first and foremost.

“Both Peter and Autumn are pleased to have resolved matters amicably with the children firmly at the forefront of those thoughts and decisions.”

The couple separated in 2019 and announced their split last year, explaining the decision was sad but amicable.

Princess Anne’s only son is the first of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s grandchildren to divorce.

Meanwhile, she welcomed her fifth grandson earlier this year. The little boy Lucas is her daughter Zara Tindall and husband Mike Tindall’s third child.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Life and Style Feed
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Rafael Nadal puts on French Open masterclass with effortless win over Richard Gasquet

Rafael Nadal puts on French Open masterclass with effortless win over Richard Gasquet

But Gasquet managed to use every trick in his book to just about stay in the second set and had a chance with three break points to pull back and he made it count on the third chance to force a rare mistake from Nadal.

And to the 34-year-old’s credit, he came close to doing what nobody has done since 2019 in taking a set against Nadal at the French Open.

However, Nadal turned it up a level when it mattered most to hold on for the second set.

Gasquet continued to trouble Nadal in the third on occasions with the world No 3 struggling to find a way through the Frenchman’s grit and determination to stay in the match.

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