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Kartik Aryan shared this still from Shehzada. (courtesy: kartikaaryan) New Delhi: After Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Kartik Aaryan will now feature in Shehzada. The actor posted his first look from the forthcoming movie in which he is seen wearing a light green shirt with pants and running. In the caption, the actor announced the new release […]

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Joe Smith, former Twins reliever, and Allie LaForce work to eliminate Huntington’s disease, one family line at a time

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Joe Smith, Former Twins Reliever, And Allie Laforce Work To Eliminate Huntington’s Disease, One Family Line At A Time

Joe Smith saw what Huntington’s disease took from his mother, Lee — her memory, her motor skills and eventually, far too soon, her life. It took the same from his grandmother. There’s a 50 percent chance Smith inherits Huntington’s disease, a rare neurodegenerative disorder with no cure.

But that’s where it ends.

The former Twins reliever and his wife, TNT sideline reporter Allie LaForce, are expecting a baby boy, their first child, in November. Whether or not Smith is a carrier of the gene or not, their son will not be.

“She said before she passed away, ‘Promise that your kids won’t have it,’ ” LaForce said of Lee, who died in 2020. “We said, ‘Yes.’ And she lit up. She was losing her ability to really do a lot of her facial expressions, but her eyes lit up so bright and she had a big smile on her face.”

Using preimplantation genetic testing (PGT), which screens embryos created during the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process, they were able to ensure that. After a first-trimester miscarriage last year, LaForce is now more than halfway through a healthy pregnancy.

And while Smith and LaForce have been on their own IVF journey to parenthood, they also have been helping other couples undergo the same process to conceive HD-free children through their foundation, HelpCureHD. As of late July, 17 couples had welcomed a healthy baby, eliminating HD from their family line, and almost 100 families had received grants to go through the process, which usually costs upwards of $30,000.

The couple raised nearly half a million dollars at their first HelpCureHD gala last year in Houston, where Smith formerly played. LaForce said before their second annual gala, scheduled for Thursday night at Minute Maid Park, that they were hoping double that.

“I don’t want anybody to suffer through this. The whole family. I don’t want anybody to watch their mom go through it,” said Smith, a 15-year big league veteran released by the Twins on Aug. 3. “… It’s so much, and you know the outcome. You know what’s coming and so do they. It’s just disgusting. I just want it gone.”

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Smith and LaForce, both Ohio natives, were on a tour of the Cleveland Clinic during the offseason in between the 2017 and 2018 seasons when they learned all about PGT. They also learned about the cost, which is often prohibitive for families.

Because of that, Smith said, sometimes the choice isn’t even presented.

“In America, people literally come here for all the choices that we’re supposed to have, so if there’s choices that are being hidden from you that could take a disgusting disease out of your family line, we didn’t feel like that was fair,” he said.

Immediately, they knew how they wanted to direct their efforts, starting HelpCureHD shortly after.

While they were fortunate to have the financial means to go through the process themselves, they wanted to bridge the gap for HD families who weren’t quite as fortunate.

“Research, at the end of the day, is what’s going to cure this thing but, I mean, that’s hundreds of millions of dollars over long periods of time,” Smith said. “ … We wanted to make that impact and help families and we just said, ‘If we can help 1, 10, 100, whatever it is, let’s go do it.’ ”

In the beginning, that meant LaForce was often cold calling clinics to start developing relationships. Now, they have fertility clinics across the country that they partner with — and are searching for more —  in nearly every state and have recently expanded into Canada.

While the COVID-19 pandemic postponed many non-emergency procedures, which slowed things down for grant families, everything is back in full swing and Smith said HelpCureHD has more than 20 couples expecting right now.

On the short end, they’ve had families go through everything — pre-cycle screenings, IVF, genetic testing, pregnancy and birth — in a year. While it often takes longer, they understand the urgency these families are feeling with with at least one parent either having been diagnosed or staring down a potential HD diagnosis in the future.

“These families are desperate to get going because if the parents have Huntington’s disease, you’re up against time,” LaForce said.

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A fortuitous scroll through Instagram one day changed Margaret and Kyle Schultz’s lives forever.

Margaret, whose mother passed from HD two years ago, knew she did not want to have biological children unless she got tested for the gene. But like Smith, she didn’t want to get tested for fear of how she would emotionally react. The couple, who live in South Carolina, visited a fertility clinic sometime around 2017-2018, and were told of the high cost of IVF.

“It was something that we could not afford,” Margaret Schultz said. “It was very disheartening. It was heartbreaking.”

A year later, when they were planning a charity drag queen bingo event, Margaret was scrolling through the popular social media app, clicking through Huntington’s disease-related hashtags.

Lost in Instagram, she stumbled into LaForce’s account and learned about the life-changing grant. By September 2019, they had been approved. While the pandemic and a medical records issue slowed things down slightly, their healthy baby boy, Lewis William — whom they call Liam — was born on Oct. 19, 2021.

The couple has two more embryos — a boy and a girl — that they hope to transfer in the future. But right now, they’re soaking up every moment with a baby boy they thought they might never have.

“Watching everything my mom went through, I could never know that I did that to someone else. If I had any part of not allowing that to continue, then I had to do everything I could,” Schultz said. “It wasn’t an option to allow it to happen again. The fact that you he’s here and he’s never going to have Huntington’s disease is just like, unreal to me. I pinch myself every day.”

Matt and Morgan Gothard, of Huntsville, Ala., also found HelpCureHd on social media. When they applied for a grant in 2019, Matt said they didn’t think they would get it. Morgan’s dad has Huntington’s disease and the couple had a story similar to the Schultzes’ — they had not planned on having biological children without going through IVF, which was too expensive.

Though the process was long — they went through two egg retrievals after the first round yielded one embryo — and then suffered a miscarriage at the end of 2020, they welcomed their baby girl, Adalynn, this January.

“Now that she’s here, we can’t imagine life without her,” Matt Gothard said. “We’re just trying to soak it all in. She’s the first grandchild on either side, so she’s definitely getting all the love.”

Talking to families and listening to their stories has been especially touching for Smith and LaForce. What makes this even sweeter for the couple is that after their own long journey — which they have candidly shared on social media and on their foundation’s blog — they’ll soon have their own baby.

Everything has progressed well to this point, and the couple believe they have been seeing positive signs from the beginning of the pregnancy. This March during a break from covering March Madness, LaForce traveled to Fort Myers, Fla., where the Twins have spring training for so the couple could attend an ultrasound together.

Their appointment was at Lee County Health and the name Lee, Smith’s mother’s name, was plastered everywhere. At that fateful appointment, a heartbeat was detected.

Come November, the couple expects a Huntington’s disease-free baby, fulfilling the promise they made to Lee.

“I definitely cried at our first ultrasound when we heard the heartbeat,” LaForce said. “… It did feel like this is right this time and that she was definitely sending some help down from heaven, that’s for sure.”

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Srinagar, Aug 11 (GNS): Pending inquiry against them, the Government on Thursday barred five doctors from doing private practice in Jammu and Kashmir with immediate effect.

The doctors include Dr Tufail Ahmad Lone (SDH Pattan), Dr Noorudin Shah (PCR Srinagar), Dr Mudasir Shahdar (SDH Magam), Dr Farooq Ahmad (SDH Tangmarg) and Dr Ishfaq Ahmad Parrah (PHC Hajin), according to a government order, a copy of which is with GNS. The action against these doctors has been ordered pending an inquiry in into the allegations regarding the issue related to the referral of patients from Public hospitals to private hospitals for availing treatment/benefits under AB-PMJAY and SEHAT Schemes, according to an order by Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education Department.

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The committee has been asked to carry in-depth into the issue related to referral from Public hospitals to private hospitals for availing treatment/benefits under AB-PMJAY and SEHAT Schemes. (GNS)

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Things to do in Denver, where festivals and food are on the rise

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On a recent Tuesday night, diners surrounded marble bistro tables at Chez Maggy at the new Thompson Hotel, which opened in February in Denver’s LoDo district. The draw: the chance to sample chef Ludo Lefebvre’s classic French dishes—garlic snails, curry-fried mussels, duck breast à l’orange—on his first adventure outside Los Angeles.

The restaurant and hotel are part of the new generation of businesses gaining popularity in this town at the gateway to the Rockies, which has regained its pre-pandemic vibrancy. And visitors are welcomed with open arms: By the end of the year, Denver International Airport – which the Airports Council International trade group recently ranked as the third busiest facility in the world – will have 39 gates more, increasing its capacity by 30%.

Tempting travelers are a slew of new cultural offerings, hotels and restaurants, and the return of favorite events. A planned two-year renovation and revitalization of the downtown 16th Street Mall kicked off this spring, and once complete, wider sidewalks and new infrastructure are expected to restore the appeal of this old pedestrian thoroughfare. 40 years old, which had lost its luster.

Thanks to Denver’s abundant sunshine, many festivals and events take place outdoors, and annual favorites have come back strong this year, including June’s PrideFest and July’s Underground Music Showcase. First Friday First Friday Art Walks in Santa Fe’s Arts District, which attracted up to 20,000 galleries before the pandemic, are regaining popularity, with the heart of the action among the eclectic galleries and shops lining Santa Fe Drive between 5th and 11th streets.

After two years of mostly drive-in screenings, Denver Film presents its annual Film on the Rocks series at the Red Rocks Amphitheater (until August 15) and, after a two-year hiatus, will hold its adults-only Summer Scream event ( Aug. 25) at vintage Lakeside Amusement Park northwest of downtown; in addition to unlimited rides, actors will highlight the park’s nearly 125-year history. Outdoor moviegoers can check out an offshoot of Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga called Goatflix and Chill at Denver’s second-oldest cemetery, Fairmount, which has a park among its 280 acres. (A herd of goats huddle viewers during the screenings.)

From September 5-11, Art RiNo, a new festival, debuts in the RiNo Arts District (River North) with six new outdoor murals (adding to the district’s collection of over 100), light installations and a day-long concert outside the Mission Ballroom, a popular music venue, headlined by the Flaming Lips.

And the Great American Beer Festival (October 6-8) returns to the Colorado Convention Center after a two-year hiatus, celebrating 40 years as the nation’s largest assemblage of all things craft brewing, with a contest, giveaways, and more. public tastings and two of the sessions that combine breweries and chefs.

One of the biggest events on the art scene was the reopening last fall of the Denver Art Museum’s Martin Building after a $150 million renovation. A visual counterpoint to Daniel Libeskind’s low-slung, angular wing, the glass-tile tower, designed by Italian architect Gio Ponti in 1971, rises seven stories high. The remodeled rooftop terrace, where the geometric cutouts of the facade frame views of Denver, implements a delayed aspect of Ponti’s original plan. Inside, an ongoing exhibit features Mexican fashion designer and social activist Carla Fernández, who works with indigenous artisans (until October 16). Elsewhere in the museum, the first major exhibition dedicated to Georgia O’Keeffe’s photography will run until November 6.

Immersive art experiences abound in Denver; The most popular of late has been the trippy and interactive Meow Wolf, which originated in Santa Fe in 2016 and opened last fall in the Sun Valley neighborhood. Called Convergence Station, some 70 connected rooms and exhibits lead viewers through a psychedelic dreamscape created by dozens of artists in imaginative overdrive (timed entry required).

After a two-year pandemic delay, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ “Theater of the Mind” will run from August 31 through December 18. Created over eight years by musician David Byrne with investment banker and writer Mala Gaonkar, the 75-minute production takes viewers (ages 16 and up) on a narrative and sensory journey that uncovers a person’s life in timeline. inverted as a way to explore memory, perception and self-identity. “You will see that your perception is quite unreliable, and our memories are made of how we perceived various times in our lives and are therefore also unreliable,” Mr Byrne said during a presentation on the project at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen. in June.

The pandemic has not slowed hotel openings. New properties last year included the baseball-inspired Rally Hotel next to Coors Field, the Hyatt Centric Downtown Denver, the RiNo neighborhood’s Catbird — a modern extended-stay hotel with a rooftop bar — and the Clayton Mid-Century themed in Cherry Creek. (In the latter, craft cocktail bar Five Nines boosted the nightlife with a plush interior and burlesque dance performances.) Meanwhile, an $80 million renovation refreshed the Sheraton Denver Downtown, a building IM Pei along the 16th Street Mall. .

Visitors have even more to discover this summer. The former JW Marriott in Cherry Creek was transformed into a 199-room Hotel Clio in March (rooms from $399). In February, the 216-room Thompson Denver (rooms from $309) opened as the upscale brand’s first Colorado outpost. The hotel has partnered with Victrola, the turntable maker, to outfit a listening room in the sixth-floor bar and lounge, while a pedicab service whisks guests around the surrounding LoDo district. .

The 251-room Slate Hotel (rooms from $249), open since late May across from the Colorado Convention Center, recalls the building’s former life as the Emily Griffith Opportunity School, with artwork on the classroom theme and a restaurant called the Teachers’ Lounge. The Hilton Tapestry Collection property retains the original brick-lined hallways — now restored — while former classrooms have become bedrooms with high ceilings and marble floors. In July, the boutique-style Best Western Vib Denver opened in RiNo (rooms from $250).

As Denver restaurants have regained a foothold, newcomers are filling the seats. Notable openings include A5 Steakhouse from a local restaurant group; the farm-to-table Apple Blossom in the Hyatt Centric Downtown, from the same team as the famed Beast and Bottle (which lost its lease last year); and Three Saints Revival, a tapas restaurant at Hotel Indigo opened by restaurateur and Punch Bowl Social founder Robert Thompson.

Restaurateur Delores Tronco returned to Denver to open Greenwich at RiNo last fall after closing Banty Rooster in New York during the pandemic; amid a New York-inspired setting, diners are served seasonal dishes with Mediterranean accents, like crispy-skinned roast chicken ($36), bright salads ($15-$18) and pizzas in sourdough crust (from $21).

Despite the recent closure of the Broadway Market, food halls and markets remain popular and ever-changing. At Bellota in the Market Room of the Source Hotel, chef Manny Berella earned a 2022 James Beard Award nomination for Mexican dishes like pork belly con mole and spicy Oaxacan cricket tacos (a meal of three courses is about $42 without alcohol).

New at Stanley Marketplace in Aurora, housed in a former aircraft factory, Churreria de Madrid fry churros with chocolate ($8) and the 24-seat Sky Bar serves classic cocktails in the middle of an airport lounge retro style. The Stanley is also home to Annette, beloved for her locally sourced modern comfort food; Caroline Glover, the chef, received the James Beard Award for Best Chef, Mountain Region, in June.

Although Denver’s craft brewery and distillery openings have slowed, the lounge bar at Deviation Distilling, which opened last summer in an 1800s firehouse along LoDo’s Dairy Block, will soon be joined by a nearby bar from Colorado’s Westbound and Down Brewing Company, known for its IPAs and the aviation-themed FlyteCo Brewing, will open a second location this month in Stapleton Airport’s former control tower with a pub-style cuisine, mini-golf, and exhibits on loan from the nearby Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum.

Restaurateur and local chef Dana Rodriguez, another 2022 James Beard Award nominee for longtime favorite work and class, opened Cantina Loca in the LoHi neighborhood last January. Sharing plates like the fried cactus tempura ($8), spicy pollo adobado ($19) and silky vanilla flan ($7) are best accompanied by Ms. Rodriguez’s own array of mezcal and tequila.

Ms. Rodriguez also has another business in the works. When she left Mexico in 1998, she was denied a job at Casa Bonita – known more for its kitsch decor and cliff divers than food; when Casa Bonita reopens under its new owners, “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Ms. Rodriguez will be there, leading a new culinary team.

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Wholesale prices fell in July for the first time in two years as falling energy prices slowed the pace of inflation, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday.

The producer price index, which measures the prices received for final demand products, fell 0.5% from June, the first month-on-month decline since April 2020, the months after Covid-19 was declared a pandemic. Economists polled by Dow Jones had expected a 0.2% rise.

On a yearly basis, the index rose 9.8%, the lowest rate since October 2021. This compares to an 11.1% increase in June and the record 11.6% gain in March.

Most of the decline was attributable to energy, which fell 9% at the wholesale level. This contributed to a 1.8% drop in the prices of final demand goods, while the services index increased by 0.1%.

Excluding food, energy and commercial services, the PPI rose 0.2% in July, which was below the expected gain of 0.4%. The basic PPI increased by 5.8% compared to a year ago.

The figures come a day after the consumer price index showed inflation was stable in July, although up 8.5% from a year ago. The easing in the CPI also reflects falling energy prices which saw prices at the pump fall below $4 a gallon after hitting record nominal levels above $5 earlier this summer. .

Federal Reserve officials are watching inflation data closely for clues about where the economy is doing after more than a year of battling high inflation.

Prior to the July easing, prices had reached their highest level in over 40 years. Supply chain issues, demand imbalances and strong fiscal and monetary stimulus associated with the pandemic had pushed the annual CPI rate past 9%, well above the the Fed’s long-term 2% target.

This week’s data could give the Fed reason to recall rate hikes that came in successive 0.75 percentage point increments in June and July. Markets are now pricing in a 0.5 percentage point move in September.

A separate report from the Labor Department on Thursday showed weekly jobless claims stood at 262,000 for the week ended August 6, up 14,000 from the previous week, although 2,000 less than the estimate.

Applications have increased in recent weeks, a sign that a historically tight job market is changing. Continuing claims increased by 8,000 to 1.43 million.

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The Little League World Series is underway and ESPN has aired the regional matchups that decide who gets a spot at Williamsport. During a Midwest Regional game on Wednesday, Webb City Little League’s Brody Jackson in Missouri went viral for his genius answer to a question.

When ESPN broadcasts show Little Leaguer profiles, they include name, age, height, and usually an answer to a fun question that was asked. Jackson was asked what his dream job was, to which he replied “chicken nugget taste tester”.

It’s hard to argue with Jackson, being a chicken nugget taste tester would be pretty awesome.

Jackson and the Webb City Little League won their game Wednesday against Davenport, Iowa, and are one win away from a spot in the Little League World Series. They will face the winner of Thursday’s Iowa-North Dakota game on Friday.

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An institutional ‘culture of insensitivity’ led Los Angeles County deputies and firefighters to take and share photos of the remains of Kobe Bryant and other victims of the 2020 helicopter crash that killed the Lakers star, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others, an attorney for Bryant’s widow told a jury on Wednesday.

Vanessa Bryant’s attorney, Luis Li, told jurors in his opening statement in U.S. District Court in her privacy invasion lawsuit against the county that cellphone photos taken at the scene of the accident by a deputy and a fire captain were “visual gossip” seen “for a laugh”, and had no official purpose.

“They were shared by deputies playing video games,” Li said. “They were repeatedly shared with people who had absolutely no reason to receive them.”

A county attorney defended taking photos as an essential tool for first responders seeking to share information as they believed they could still save lives at the scene of the chaotic, dangerous and hard-to-reach crash. in the Calabasas hills west of Los Angeles

“Site photography is critical,” said county attorney J. Mira Hashmall.

Vanessa Bryant has often cried during the presentation of her lawyer. She was still wiping the tears from her eyes a few minutes later during a break.

Li told jurors that learning a month after the accident that the photos were circulating not from the county but from the Los Angeles Times had made her still suffering worse.

“January 26, 2020 was the worst day in Vanessa Bryant’s life. The county escalated the situation,” Li said. “They poured salt on an open wound and rubbed it.

Li released juror security video of an off-duty sheriff’s deputy drinking at a bar showing the photos to the bartender, who shakes his head in dismay. The lawyer then showed an image of the men laughing together later. Li described the firefighters looking at the phone photos two weeks later at an awards banquet and showed the jury an animated graphic documenting their spread to nearly 30 people.

Li said the county did not conduct a thorough investigation to ensure that every copy of the photo was accounted for, and because of fears they might surface one day, and his surviving children can see them online, Vanessa Bryant “will be haunted by what they did forever.

During the opening statement of the defense, Hashmall told jurors that the fact that the photos had not appeared in more than two years showed that the sheriff and fire department leaders had done their job.

“They are not online. They are not in the media. They were never even seen by the plaintiffs themselves,” Hashmall said. She added, “It’s not an accident. It depends on their diligence.”

Sheriff Alex Villanueva and department officials immediately summoned everyone involved and ordered them to remove the photos, rather than conduct a lengthy official investigation that could further harm the families, she said.

“He chose what he saw as the only option – decisive action,” Hashmall said. “He felt like every second counted.”

Vanessa Bryant has stepped in to accept a milestone achievement for her late husband. The 39-year-old delivered an emotional speech on behalf of Kobe Bryant during his posthumous induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday. Vanessa was comforted by presenter and longtime friend Michael Jordan before her remarks, and she acknowledged how much Kobe and their daughter, Gianna, would have liked to have been there for such an important occasion. “You did it. You’re in the Hall of Fame now. You’re a true champion. You’re not just an MVP. You’re an all-time great. I’m so proud of you. I t love forever and ever, Kobe Bean Bryant,” she said in part.

Hashmall told the jury that the reason Li even had the bartender’s video to show, which she said had been misleadingly edited to show the men laughing together, was because the sheriff’s department had received it on same day they received a complaint from another bar patron. who witnessed the sharing of photos.

She said the deputy was emotionally struggling with the difficulty of dealing with the scene of the accident and that the bartender was a longtime friend in whom he confided.

“He pulled out his phone, and it shouldn’t have happened,” she said. “In a short time, in a moment of weakness, he showed those photos, and he regretted it every day of his life.”

The defense attorney urged jurors to look past the grief of those who brought the lawsuit and to focus on the case before them.

“There is no doubt that these families have suffered,” she said. “It’s indescribable. But this case is not about the crash loss. It’s about the pictures.

Chris Chester, whose wife, Sara, and daughter Payton were also killed in the crash, is also a plaintiff in the lawsuit, which is seeking unspecified millions.

The county has already agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a similar lawsuit brought by two families whose loved ones died in the Jan. 26, 2020 crash. Bryant and Chester refused to settle.

Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and other parents and players were traveling to a women’s basketball tournament when their chartered helicopter crashed in fog. Federal safety officials blamed pilot error on the wreckage.

Federal safety officials are discussing the likely causes of the January 2020 helicopter crash that killed nine people, including Kobe Bryant.

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