FILE - Arnold Schwarzenegger discusses "Terminator: Dark Fate" during the Paramount Pictures presentation at CinemaCon on April 4, 2019, in Las Vegas. Schwarzenegger says he feels "fantastic" after his recent heart surgery. The 73-year-old actor and former California governor said on social media Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, that he had a new aortic valve implanted in his heart. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Arnold Schwarzenegger says he is feeling “fantastic” after his recent heart surgery. The 73-year-old “Terminator” actor and former California governor said onsocial mediaFriday that he had a new aortic valve implanted in his heart. He posted a photo of himself with a thumbs up from his hospital bed. View this post on Instagram Thanks to the team at the Cleveland Clinic, I have a new aortic valve to go along with my new pulmonary valve from my last surgery. I feel fantastic and have already been walking the streets of Cleveland enjoying your amazing statues. Thank you to every doc and nurse on my team! A post shared by Arnold Schwarzenegger (@schwarzenegger) on Oct 23, 2020 at 1:24pm PDT “Thanks to the team at the Cleveland Clinic, I have a new aortic valve to go along with my new pulmonary valve from my last surgery,” he wrote. The actor underwent heart surgery in 2018 to replaced a pulmonary valve that was originally installed in 1997. Schwarzenegger also posted some photos of himself standing in front of a few monuments in Cleveland. “I feel fantastic and have already been walking the streets of Cleveland enjoying your amazing statues,” he said.

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Rihanna keeps racking up nominations and awards. This time around the Bajan mogul and singing powerhouse has been nominated in two categories for the2020YouTubeStreamy Awards. These awards go tonominees who range from up-and-coming stars with millions of followers to global icons. Rihanna's Fenty Beauty is currently up for Brand of The Year as well as a Brand Engagement Award for Rihanna’s Summer Fenty Face Tutorial with Fenty Beauty. The event will stream exclusively on YouTube on December 13, 2020, atYouTube.com/Streamys. Other noteworthy nominations include Travis Scott’s Fortnite Music EventAstronomical, D-Nice’sClub Quarantine, John Krasinski’sSome Good News, the incredibleVerzuzbattles, Kevin James’ comedy channel as well as Miley Cyrus’ live seriesBright Minded. Naomi Campbell, Will Smith, Jack Black, Cardi B, Jason Derulo, and Justin Bieber also earned nominations. For a full list of nominees click here.


Garbage bags (FILE)

Welcome to Adulthood MIMS! It's where we wonder weekly aboutthings adults should know or expect but were not told. Here is where we yell "Make It Make Sense! (MIMS)" Saving money as an adult is an extreme sport. Those adults who have a Chequings and a Savings and they both have money all month-long are God's favourites. I said what I said. Dear children, enjoy childhood. In a few years you won't be carelessly wasting 13 squares of toilet paper nor plugging your tablet directly into a socket to charge during a lightning storm. Oh how adulting dents your pocket and makes your head hurt, like how are these 10 items NOT FREE?! 1. Garbage bags Remember when you doubled up your grocery bags at the supermarket just to have plenty garbage bags at home piled up? Pollution is bad yes, but why not even the biodegradable bags are free anymore?So, if you're not walking around with an empty reusable bag in your bag or driving with one in your trunk, you are not an almost-adult yet... And until you remember to go in the store with the bag, you are not fit to talk about this adult life...PERDIODT Let's not talk about spending money on big black or blue or white garbage bags just to put cut grass or leaves in for the garbage people. Let's not discuss how they are making us put money into the garbage LITERALLY! 2. Cutlery [related node_id='4584a5df-7434-4bda-8e9b-5973d8b786e2'] How you mean the house does not come with knives, forks and spoons in the kitchen drawer? And where do forks and teaspoons go? I hear natural hair women complaining about disappearing bobby pins and hair pins, but when is the Anonymous Meeting for people who lose cutlery? Do they jump in the garbage or hide in takeaway containers when you're tossing them out? We want to know for real real. (When a Bajan says it twice, we mean it fuh trute trute.) 3. Containers Buying things to put things in. This is a certain level of adulthood that we could all do without. Imagine having to spend $40 on a plastic container to store random items or clothes in. Furthermore, spending money to buy a glass bottle or a BPA-free safe number reusable plastic water bottle to fill with water and keep in the fridge. No more reusing the bottle from the juice as the water bottle because technically that's not made of good healthy multiuse plastic. What is this?! 4. Watch batteries How you mean you go die? And the kicker is no one is offering to buy you a new watch instead of fixing the battery. Oh how we miss the days when watches cost $10 so you could just switch it up and keep it moving. 5. Light bulbs Flicks switch. The light comes on. But this ain't bright enough or this too yellow. Do children even see light? I'm asking this for real. Because how is light and the quality of light only an issue now as an adult. 6. Surge protectors Not my expensive TV, phone, tablet or computer plugging straight into the socket knowing full well that the electricity does "guh off" as it feel. No please. P.S. Buy a surge protector not a power strip. You need protection not just more outlets. [related node_id='921fd9e3-0505-49df-a9f0-269fbaad9a00'] 7. Fire extinguisher Welllllllll.... this should come with every stove. That's all we're saying. Get yours. Put it on your Christmas list while shopping for the baking ingredients. 8. Dica Heart burn and acid reflux work with Father Time, and he pays them Over Time to pop up and check in on patients in the wee hours of the morning. But DICA! *cue super hero music like Captain Planet* 9. Baking Soda The fridge does not have a smell despite all that it holds. How you ask? That's not God. That's not by design. That's that box of baking soda opened to absorb odors and it does not come with the fridge. Put it on the grocery list. 10. Condoms There was a time when these were free everywhere. Virgins had to be yelling "No thanks!" The old women yelling "Try and tek dem!" Guys saying "Thanks grans". Grans giving winks in reply. Mothers saying: "She don't need";Aunty dropping few in sweet girl's bag discreetly. In days gone bycondoms were flowing in the streets literally and figuratively tossed from trucks during cavalcades and motorcades. There were even free in events. COVID-19 really hit some people's pockets in this area when it cancelled Crop Over. This form of contraceptive can cost from $5 to $15 or more for three. Those things add right up! If you could make one these free forever, which would it be? Next up... Adulthood MIMS - The Things they did not tell you you would have to buy EVERY MONTH like soap, toilet paper etc. Catch it next week!

Marlon James

Jamaican author Marlon James' fantasy epic "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" is among TIME magazine's '100 best fantasy books of all time'. The book is a fantastical vision of ancient Africa that has been likened to "Game of Thrones" and is the first of a planned "Dark Star" trilogy by James. "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" traces the story ofwhat happens when a mercenary, called Tracker, is hired to find a missing child who disappeared three years earlier. According to Time magazine, "In a year defined by grim reality, we look to artists to help us understand—and escape. TIME celebrates the best, most captivating and essential fantasy books of all time, dating back to the 9th century." To develop its list, the magazine said it began in 2019 by recruiting a panel of leading fantasy authors, comprising of James himself. The other authors were Tomi Adeyemi, Cassandra Clare, Diana Gabaldon, Neil Gaiman, N.K. Jemisin, George R.R. Martin and Sabaa Tahi. They all worked together with TIME staff members in nominating the top books of the genre. However, the panelists of authors did not nominate their own works. "The group then rated 250 nominees on a scale, and using their responses, TIME created a ranking. Finally, TIME editors considered each finalist based on key factors, including originality, ambition, artistry, critical and popular reception, and influence on the fantasy genre and literature more broadly," the magazine stated. James, who won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for his book 'A Brief History of Seven Killings', was hailed by TIME magazine editor,Elijah Wolfson, for creating a novel that created a new spin on the fantasy genre that he said "haslong been saturated with the myths of Europe". "Marlon James’ fourth novel offers a stunning corrective, drawing instead on African mythology and history for its tropes, character types and narrative renderings," Wolfson wrote. "James identifies as a gay man, and — in another welcome palliative to an often-heteronormative genre — he fills Black Leopard, Red Wolf with characters who span the full spectra of gender and sexual identities and who never once feel anything close to stereotypes. "James crafts a sprawling story of heroism, evil, betrayal and redemption with electric language, all while matching up with the classics of the genre when it comes to grand world-building and intricately designed magical elements that feel entirely of its universe," Wolfson shared. Described as"gripping" and "action-packed", the book has received several awards, including the winner of the LATimes Ray Bradbury Prize, and finalist for the 2019 National Book Award. It has also been named a New York Times Best Seller, anda Best Book of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, NPR, GQ, Vogue, and The Washington Post. A graduate of the Wolmer's Boys' School in Kingston, James was also named as one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world in 2019.


LIAT (FILE)

Regional carrier LIATis reportedly set to return to the skies next month. Reports out of Antigua and Barbuda where the airline is based say the airline will return on November 1. The Antigua and Barbuda Cabinetsaid the Administrator confirmed the intent to fly its first commercial flight on November 1and that it will begin regular schedules to a limited number of destinations possibly one week later. The LIAT Administrator informed that a permit has been granted to LIAT to fly to the USVI and Puerto Rico. LIATsuspended its operations in March 2020 after many Caribbean islands shut down their airports as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. In July the airline received a stay from liquidation when the government of Antigua and Barbuda secured an order for its administration. In August, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Brownsaid that at least three governments have expressed an interest in investing in the embattled airline.

DLP 1st Vice President and Spokesperson on Business and Entrepreneurship Ryan Walters

Losing the bid for Barbados' Harrison's Cave should be a learning experience for locals who tossed their hat in the ring, not just a tragic or unfortunate end result and outcome. Taking this stance is a member of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP). Video caption: Route 53 A Bajan Road Trip - St Thomas DLP 1st Vice President andSpokesperson on Business and EntrepreneurshipRyan Walters wants this to be an opportunity for local business persons to learn and grow for next time. He said: "What were the areas where the local entities fell down in the proposal phase? "Harrison's Cave is a priceless National Treasure in an ecologically sensitive and protected area. This is no time for shadow boxing; the Government needs to just come clean on this issue once and for all." He made the point that in most instances, the bidders may also run other attractions and gaining this knowledge would only bolster their confidence managing their own while putting them in a better position if a similar opportunity comes up in the future. "Clearly this information can be used to help them to up their game since they manage various other attractions throughout the country," said Walters. News that Jamaica's Chukka Caribbean Adventures won of the four bids in the final round to manage the day-to-day business of Caves of Barbados Limited, namely Harrison's Cave, came to light this week. The arrangement is set to commence in December 2020.