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    • Sister Shaza, Now Zoa Morani, Tests Positive

      According to sources, Zoa Morani, who had returned from Rajasthan around mid-March, tested positive for COVID-19. 📷 Picture courtesy/Zoa Morani's Instagram account Hours after Bollywood producer Karim Morani revealed that his daughter Shaza Morani had tested positive for COVID-19, her actor-sister Zoa has also been infected, according to family sources. Shaza, who had returned from Sri Lanka in the first week of March, showed no symptoms but was admitted to Nanavati Hospital here, on Monday. According to sources, Zoa, who had returned from Rajasthan around mid-March, tested positive for COVID-19. "She had tested today for COVID-19 and her results came positive by evening. She is in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, whereas Shaza is under medication at Nanavati. Shaza will be tested again after two days. As of now, the immediate family, house help is also getting tested. They are all under quarantine," a source told PTI. Make sure to check out our other celebrity news, gossip and articles: News and gossip from Celebrity Favourites, News from the Royal Family, News and gossip from the Kardashians and Jenners, General Celebrity News and Gossip and Bollywood Celebrity news and gossip.

    • Drake enters self-isolation after Kevin Durant tests positive for Covid-19

      Drake has entered self-isolation after basketball superstar Kevin Durant was diagnosed with Covid-19 just days after partying with the rapper. Durant is one of four team members who tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday, a week after he was spotted hanging out with Drake at West Hollywood hotspot Nice Guy, reports The "Life Is Good" hitmaker has now placed himself under isolation as a precautionary measure, reports the New York Post's Page Six. Drake shared a photograph of the friends' night out on Instagram last week and ironically referenced death in the accompanying caption which read: "life is a race and the grim reaper catches up...till then glasses up". The Canadian star has yet to comment directly on his contact with Durant, but he recently hinted at his home alone status as he showed off video footage of his indoor basketball court at his Toronto mansion. Following the news of his diagnosis, Durant, formerly of the Golden State Warriors, told The Atlantic he was feeling fine and had not experienced any of the flu-like symptoms of Covid-19, but urged fans and followers to stay safe amid the ongoing health crisis. "Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We're going to get through this," Durant said The "Writing's On the Wall" hitmaker thinks they're "alright" but wanted to "stay safe" during the coronavirus pandemic so is staying inside their London home during this "weird, weird, weird" time.

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      Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die has fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (Kiki Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary. Details Genres: Action | Fantasy Director(s): Gina Prince-Bythewood Stars: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts Runtime: 2 h 5 min Resolution: 1920x1080 Language: English Download The Old Guard Movie FREE Here

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    • Ways Entrepreneurs Can Relieve Stress

      Stress. We're all prone to it. But especially time-strapped, overworked entrepreneurs. Whether it’s making changes to the product, finding new customers, or having to let an employee go, the experience can become overwhelming. It's practically impossible to finish every task you've laid out for yourself on any given day. I've found it to be helpful to adopt a more relaxed attitude, accepting that only so much can be completed. Because we live in such an information-saturated society, it can be easy to tune out the endless parade of statistics about how stress leads to health-related problems. However, some stats are just so eye-popping that you can't help but take notice. Here are some. According to The American Institute of Stress, not only does stress increase the risk of heart disease by 40 percent, it boosts the risk of heart attack by 25 percent and stroke by 50 percent. To escape these unpleasant consequences, try some of these relaxing ideas, in no particular order: 1. Opt for a non-toxic mattress Health and wellness are impacted by the quality of sleep you get each night. If you're not getting the z’s you need, it could be the mattress you're sleeping on that's to blame. Choosing a 100 percent non-toxic, non-allergenic mattress can provide a night’s rest free of sneezing, itching, and restlessness, although it can cost a lot. There are many different kinds of allergen-free mattresses available; you can check out many varieties, and prices, at the Allergy Buyers Club. Additionally, your pillow really, really should be changed every six months. 2. Try a massage Millions of people have been seeing massage therapists once in a while as a way to take off that extra edge, relieve back problems or relieve muscle soreness after working out. The Mayo Clinic says, in general, massage is an effective treatment to reduce stress, pain, and muscle tension. You can even have a massage therapist come to your office at a time you specify. Merlin Kaufman is the CEO of, an online message delivery service. He says, "Making tough executive decisions becomes easier if you have a massage first, to relax your mind and body and put you in the mood to ponder your next move as an entrepreneur." Truth be told, almost any kind of break will give you at least some benefit that helps you work better once you get back to the grind. 3. Get professional help Sometimes you can't do it all on your own. With increasing demands at work making you stressed out, you may feel as though you just can't stop feeling anxious and on edge. Reducing the tension (even severe stress) through professional help from a qualified psychologist can be a wise idea, according to PsychCentral. There should be no stigma attached to seeking professional help if anxiety is getting the better of you -- consider it a wise investment in time and money. 4. Seek diversions away from work Sign up for a yoga class a few times a week, perhaps after work to calm down before heading home, providing a buffer between your work and home life. There are a number of free online streaming yoga websites, as well, such as Do Yoga With Me where you can practice at your own level and at your own pace. Also consider a hobby you've always wanted to try, such as gardening, photography or hiking. A hobby can also be a good networking tool. You can join a hobbies meetup group, just to make friends of course, but you might also discover prospective supporters for your startup. 5. Take a vacation Remember what a vacation is? If you can't, it's time to take one! CNBC says unused worker vacation time is at a 40-year high. As an entrepreneur you work just as hard, if not harder, than your employees -- so don’t stint yourself on booking a cruise or going camping. If you want to take a cruise you don’t have to do all the booking and planning yourself. Thousands of companies, from Disney to Carnival Cruises, to every hotel in Las Vegas, offer vacation planners that will call you at your convenience to help you plan an itinerary and get you good deals on airfares and hotels. This can take a lot of the hassle out of planning. 6. Exercise As Bob Dylan said, "Ya better start swimming or you'll sink like a stone." When it comes to exercise, he's right, literally. Although he may have been referring more figuratively to changes in the American political and cultural landscape, his words can be applied to making your life better. Study after study has shown a correlation between exercise and decreased stress, as well as a healthier, happier life in general. 7. Meditate and reconnect with yourself Take a quiet moment away from the hurly-burly of the office to review and reflect on your goals. Meditation can be a huge help in this area. Meditating doesn't necessarily involve actively thinking about anything in particular. It's more of a way to clear the mind, which science has shown to be immensely helpful in reducing stress, lessening pain, and bringing a greater sense of well-being. Call to mind what it felt like originally to be out on your own; remember the thrill and pleasure it gave you to be building an organization that would be helping others meet their needs in some way while providing you with the satisfaction of earning a decent income.


      Kai Ken The Kai Ken (also called Tiger Dog for the distinct brindle markings on its coat) is believed to be the most ancient and rare dog breed in Japan. They originated from wild mountain dogs in the remote district of Kai and have been used as hunting dogs for most of their history. The breed hadn’t been recognized in Japan until 1931 and was unknown in the USA until the early 1990s. In 1934 the Kai Ken was awarded a national treasure status in Japan and is now protected by the law. Being a hunting breed, the Kais are very intelligent, athletic, healthy, and independent. They housebreak easily and are fairly easy to train, although they do require a firm hand and good socialization since very birth. They make good inside-house dogs, happy to live in an apartment as long as they are getting enough walks in the park. However, the Kais need to be kept on a leash – otherwise, their strong hunting instincts will take over and lead them off on a chase of prey. Kooikerhondje These small spaniel-type dogs that originate from the Netherlands used to be popular around the 17th and 18th centuries (as evidenced by their presence in paintings of Rembrandt and other masters), but reached the brink of extinction after World War II. Thanks to enthusiasts’ efforts, Kooikerhondje has been rescued and is gaining recognition again, although the breed has not been recognized in the US or Canada yet. The Kooikerhondje have a reputation for being well-behaved, quiet, and loyal. They tend to be reserved with strangers, but grow friendly and affectionate once they warm up to someone. These are fairly energetic dogs, so it’s better if they have plenty of space to run around, like a fenced yard. Warning: since the breed has quite a small genetic pool, it’s prone to certain hereditary disorders, in particular von Willebrand’s disease, hereditary necrotizing myelopathy (ENM), and eye diseases. Löwchen The Löwchen, or Little Lion Dog, at one point, had the dubious pleasure of bearing the title of the world’s rarest dog breed: in 1971 there were only 65 registered examples in existence. Nevertheless, the breed’s history might be traceable all the way back to the 15th century. Little lion dogs, companions of the wealthy and elite, appear in many Renaissance paintings and works of literature. The Löwchen is a great house pet: friendly, playful, and intelligent, and, unlike many other toy dog breeds, not known to be a barker. They need affection and may suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for a long time. They are also good with children, and make excellent family pets – it’s a real pity the breed is virtually unknown. Norwegian Lundehund The Norwegian Lundehund is a small dog breed of the Spitz type that originates from Norway. As early as the 16th century these dogs had been used to hunt puffins along the Norwegian coast. However, the interest in the breed died out with the introduction of new hunting methods. At some point, there were only six Lundehunds left in existence, but thanks to careful breeding the population gradually grew to 1400 dogs (in 2010). Two distinctive features separate Lundehund from other dogs: six toes on its paws instead of the normal four, and enhanced join flexibility, both of which are what makes it so good at cliff-climbing. In fact, the joints are so flexible that the Lundehund has the creepy ability to angle its head backward until it touches the spine. Temper-wise, they are brave, energetic, and stubborn. Health-wise, Lundehunds have few problems, but some suffer from digestive disorders. Skye Terrier This adorable hairball hails from Scotland (namely the Island of Skye). There was a time when this breed used to be extremely popular with the British nobility: Queen Victoria in particular was quite the fancier. From there the Skye terrier’s popularity spread across the pond, and in the late 19th – early 20th century it looked like the breed was well on the way to becoming a universal favorite. However, that never quite happened and the interest gradually died out. Currently, the Skye terrier is considered an endangered breed that may well become extinct within 40 years. Plucky, loyal and curious, Skye terriers are great for adult owners. Their silky coat needs regular combing, but otherwise, they are relatively low-maintenance. Like many short-legged dogs, they may suffer from degenerative disc disease. Jumping, climbing, and even long walks are to be avoided for the first 8-10 months of a Skye terrier’s life, as active exercise may damage their bone growth and lead to problems later on. Berger Picard These lovely scruffy-looking dogs are very rare even in France – the land where they have been living since the 9th century A.D. Because of their mutt-like appearance Berger Picards never managed to win over the hearts of the nobility and came close to extinction as a result of the two World Wars. At present, there are only about 3,500 of these dogs in France (and 400 altogether in North America.) The Berger Picard is a lively and intelligent dog with a stubborn streak that makes formal obedience training necessary. They are herding dogs by nature, and good guard dogs because of their developed protective instincts. If not exercised regularly, these puppies may turn to destructive behavior out of pure boredom, but generally, they are quiet and sweet-tempered. The Berger Picard is a healthy breed, although hip dysplasia might be a problem. Kuvasz There are only a few known dog breeds whose history can be reliably traced back beyond the 9th century; the Kuvasz is one of them. The breed’s story goes all the way back to the Magyar tribes that conquered the territory of modern Hungary in 896 A.D, bringing with them their livestock guardian dogs. The Kuvasz were a highly prized breed in medieval Hungary and stayed popular throughout the country’s history. However, during World War II the breed was almost completely exterminated because of their reputation as fierce protectors. According to different sources, only twelve to thirty dogs in the entire country survived the war. This severely limited the breeding pool, so the modern Kuvasz most probably has some genetic traces of other breeds that were used to rebuild it. The Kuvasz is an intelligent and independent dog, which makes them only suitable for experienced owners. Obedience training is necessary for this breed. Lagotto Romagnolo Another ancient and rare dog breed, this time originating from Italy. Its name literally means “lake dog from Romagna” (Romagna is a district in Italy), and its traditional purpose as a water retriever. It is believed that many modern water retriever breeds are partly descended from the Lagotto Romagnolo. Currently, however, the breed is mainly used as a truffle-searching dog. The Lagottos are active and loyal dogs, although not all of them make good domestic companions. They have quite a long life span of about 16 years but may suffer from hip dysplasia and epilepsy connected with poor breeding. Eurasier Unlike most of the others on this list, this one is a new breed. It originated in Germany in 1960, when a group of enthusiasts set out to create a breed with the best qualities of the Chow Chow and the Wolfspitz. The resulting “Wolf-Chow” was later crossed with the Samoyed and renamed Eurasier. Eurasiers are calm and quiet dogs, dignified and very loyal. They are reserved towards strangers and very attached to their family, which is why any training has to be carried out by a family member and not an external handler. An important thing to remember is that these are companion dogs. They need to stay close to their human and won’t be happy chained up, living in a kennel, or being used as a guard dog. Glen of Imaal Terrier The Glen of Imaal Terrier is a very rare dog breed: right now there are only a couple of hundreds of them registered in the USA. They reportedly originated during the times of Elizabeth I and are the least known of the Irish terriers. An interesting fact is that, according to DNA analysis, the Glen of Imaal Terrier is more closely related to the Molossers (bulldog/mastiff/boxer type dogs) than to other terriers. Like all terriers, Glens are energetic, stubborn, and fearless. Unlike most terriers, they are not barkers. They are intelligent and learn fast, especially if led by a firm hand. Glens are good with people, although maybe aggressive towards other dogs. A known health problem is progressive retinal atrophy, a condition that gradually results in blindness.

    • Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

      Now that you’re eating for two, you’re probably focused on choosing wholesome foods that’ll help you feel your best and support your growing baby. But what not to eat and drink when you're pregnant is just as important. While your peanut can benefit from all the healthy nutrients you’re nibbling on, a baby can also be affected by illness-causing bacteria that could be lurking in certain foods. So when you’re pregnant, it’s best to err on the side of caution and avoid any menu items that could potentially make either of you sick or affect your little one’s growth and development. Thankfully, knowing what’s safe and what’s not is pretty straightforward. Here’s the lowdown on the foods and drinks to avoid during pregnancy, plus what to do if you accidentally eat or drink something on this list. Why should you avoid certain foods during pregnancy? Some foods have a higher risk of harboring illness-causing bacteria like Listeria, Salmonella, or E. coli. At the same time, your immune system has a harder time fighting off germs during pregnancy. Put those two together, and you’re more likely to get sick or suffer complications like miscarriage or premature delivery if you accidentally eat something that’s contaminated. Just as concerning is the fact that foodborne illness-causing bacteria can cross the placenta. And since your baby’s immune system isn’t strong enough yet to fight off the germs, she’s at risk for developing a serious infection or even birth defects. Not all no-no foods are off-limits because of bacteria, though. Alcohol and high-mercury fish, for instance, won’t make you sick, but can negatively impact your baby’s development. And others simply haven’t been studied enough to know whether they’re safe for your growing baby. Foods to avoid during pregnancy So what should you be steering clear of these days? Here are the foods and drinks worth taking off the menu until your baby is born. Alcohol For the next 40-odd weeks, plan to toast happy events with a mocktail or fruit-juice spritzer. Even if you’ve heard that an occasional alcoholic drink is okay, it’s best to be on the safe side when you’ve got a baby on board. Why? Alcohol enters your baby’s bloodstream in the same concentration as yours so whatever you’re drinking, your baby’s downing one, too. Had a drink or two shortly before finding out that you were pregnant? Try not to worry. It happens to many moms, and (what a relief!) it’s not a cause for concern. Unpasteurized dairy and juices Fortunately, you don't have to worry about finding unpasteurized milk at the supermarket, thanks to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). But soft cheeses made with unpasteurized milk are another story — they can harbor Listeria and other pathogens. To stay safe, stick with hard cheeses like Swiss or cheddar, or check a cheese’s label to confirm it’s made with pasteurized milk. Have a hankering for feta, Brie, Camembert, goat cheese, blue-veined cheeses, and queso fresco? Confirm that they’re made with pasteurized products first, or heat them up until bubbly. You should also steer clear of unpasteurized juices like apple cider or fresh-squeezed OJ. What about treated juice (fruit juices found in farmer's markets and health-food stores that are unpasteurized but have been treated to kill bacteria)? As long as it's been treated through UV radiation, it's probably okay. Too much caffeine Even if you couldn't get by without your daily triple-shot vanilla lattes before you became pregnant, now's definitely the time to switch out at least a few of those caffeinated shots for decaf ones. While a couple of small cups of coffee a day are fine throughout your pregnancy, you should aim for no more than 200 daily milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day. Too much caffeine can also interfere with your body's ability to absorb iron (which can lead to anemia). Besides taming the caffeine habit, you should also watch your soda and energy drink intake. (For example, a can of Mountain Dew has 54 mg of caffeine, while Red Bull contains 80 mg per can.) And remember to pay attention to other sneaky sources of caffeine such as chocolate, black or green tea, energy bars and coffee-flavored desserts (hello, tiramisu!), ice creams, and yogurts to ensure you don't slip over the 200 mg limit. Raw or underdone seafood Got a taste for some tuna sashimi? Obsessing over those oysters on the half shell? Before you visit your favorite raw bar or local sushi joint, keep in mind that uncooked or even seared seafood is off-limits during pregnancy — the risk of ingesting bacteria and parasites along with your meal is too high. So you'll just have to say "no" to raw oysters, clams, ceviches, fish tartare, and carpaccios, along with the smoked stuff (like lox) that can also harbor illness-inducing parasites and bacteria. (But it’s OK to eat smoked seafood that’s part of a cooked dish, like a casserole.) While this doesn't mean you should shun your favorite Japanese restaurant for the next nine months, it does mean that you'll need to be careful about what you order. Most places, for example, offer rolls made with cooked seafood or vegetables right at the sushi bar! Just make sure that any seafood you order is well cooked: Fish should flake and shellfish should be firm. Rare or underdone meat When it comes to your meat, now is not the time to be seeing pink…or red. (This is also true for poultry and pork, but most people tend to eat those foods well done.) So while you may have cooked (or ordered) that steak medium-rare before your baby came on board, you'll now need to refrain from blood-red meat. Undercooked meat (and poultry) can harbor such bacteria as E. coli, Trichinella, and Salmonella (all of which can cause a bad case of food poisoning) or cause toxoplasmosis. And if you find that the restaurant burger you ordered came out a little too pink? Don't be afraid to send it back. Now is not the time to be bashful. (By keeping your baby's safety in mind, you'll find it easier to release your inner restaurant diva!) Hot dogs and deli meat That double turkey, salami, and onion with extra mustard might be tempting your pregnancy-crazed appetite, but it may not be the healthiest option out there right now. As a mom-to-be, you'll want to steer clear of those foods that have been preserved with nitrates and nitrites, chemicals used in food preservation that (in high amounts) aren't good for a developing fetus. Along with that double-decker sandwich, you might want to forgo hot dogs and pâté. Besides being loaded with preservatives (and fat), these foods also run the small risk of carrying Listeria. If giving up deli is too big a sacrifice, switch to nitrate-free lunch meats and heat them up until steaming to get rid of any bacteria before you eat them (turkey melt, anyone?). Raw or undercooked eggs While it may seem like commonsense to refrain from raw or runny eggs, you'll find them in more places than the yummy bits of batter that stick to the spatula. So unless something's been made with pasteurized eggs, avoid consuming foods where rawness runs rampant: soft scrambled eggs, homemade ice cream or mousse, raw batter or cookie dough, homemade mayonnaise, tiramisu, and homemade eggnog. Skip the Caesar dressings and hollandaise sauce (unless you're absolutely certain they were made without eggs — bottled, shelf-stable Caesars are usually OK), and make sure those breakfast omelets and scrambles are cooked through and through. As with raw meats and poultry, you don't want to take the chance of being exposed to Salmonella. To be absolutely safe, make sure the eggs you buy have been kept refrigerated and the sell-by date hasn't expired. High-mercury fish You know fish is loaded with all those brain-boosting (good for baby) and mood-boosting (good for you) omega-3s. But when it comes to eating fish while pregnant, it's easy to get confused about which types are bad (i.e. high in mercury) and which types are safe to eat. In short: Avoid shark, swordfish, king mackerel, tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, orange roughy, and bigeye tuna — they're the highest in mercury. You should also limit your intake of albacore tuna, grouper, snapper, wild striped bass, and halibut to no more than one 6-ounce (oz.) serving a week. What's the safest seafood for expectant eaters? That would be wild salmon (fresh, frozen, or canned), pollack, skipjack (canned light) tuna, cod, freshwater trout, sole, tilapia, shrimp, sardines, anchovies, and scallops. Aim for two to three servings twice (or 8 to 12 oz.) per week, but be sure the seafood is well-cooked. Raw sprouts Thinking of putting some alfalfa or bean sprouts into your sandwich or salad to give it that extra crunch? Better think again. Raw sprouts have been linked to E. coli and Salmonella outbreaks, so they definitely belong to the "better-safe-than-sorry" category of foods to avoid during pregnancy. That said, you're not condemned to forgo that crunchy texture until you give birth. Try substituting baby spinach or baby arugula in your sandwich or salads, or adding some thin-cut, French-style green beans. That will definitely kick the color and flavor of your sandwich up a couple notches — plus give you a serving of those healthy green veggies. Unwashed fruits and vegetables It’s always worth giving produce a quick rinse before eating, but it’s especially important to clean raw fruits and veggies these days. Harmful bacteria like Listeria, Salmonella, or E. coli can lurk on the outsides of produce — and the microbes can easily spread to the inside flesh when a fruit or vegetable is cut, juiced, or peeled. No need to break out a special produce-cleaning spray, however. A thorough rinse under running water before eating or prepping will get the job done, and if you spot any lingering dirt, scrape it away with a produce brush. Finally, cut away any bits of produce that seem bruised or damaged, since these areas are more likely to harbor bacteria. Premade deli salads They can potentially harbor Listeria, so avoid the egg, pasta, chicken, and tuna salads behind the deli case or at the corner sandwich shop for now. But it’s fine to make your own versions at home if you get a hankering. Just make sure ingredients like egg and chicken are thoroughly cooked, and stick with low-mercury tuna options like skipjack. What if you accidentally eat one of these foods while pregnant? Accidentally ate something you shouldn’t have? It happens sometimes. Call your doctor right away if you start to notice possible signs of food poisoning. These include stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, or flu-like symptoms such as fever, body aches, or headache. Contaminated food usually makes you sick within one to three days after eating it. And if you’re feeling fine? You don’t have to call the doctor, but there’s also no harm in reaching out anyway. Some extra reassurance is never a bad thing!

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