Olympic Cardboard Beds are Designed to Stop Intimacy Among Athletes; Adele is Reportedly Dating Lebron’s Agent Rich Paul; Gigi Hadid Changed Nanga Awasum’s Life ‘Overnight’; Salon Owner Sells Business to Employee for $1; Chemical Leak at Texas Waterpark Sends Dozens to Hospital
Olympic Cardboard Beds are Designed to Stop Intimacy Among Athletes
Olympic competitors should think twice before stepping on Tokyo’s bedrock. The world’s greatest athletes are going to sleep on cardboard beds that are purportedly engineered to fall under the weight of fornicators in order to prevent sexual acts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Olympic organizers who have already advised 2021 Games participants to avoid two-person push-ups due to the coronavirus have reportedly installed 18,000 of the cardboard beds in the notoriously sex-crazed athletes’ village.
Airweave, a Japanese business, invented the 100 percent recyclable cardboard beds.
“Beds to be installed in Tokyo Olympic Village will be made of cardboard; this is aimed at avoiding intimacy among athletes,” American distance runner Paul Chelimo tweeted.
“Beds will be able to withstand the weight of a single person to avoid situations beyond sports,” Chelimo cracked. “I see no problem for distance runners; even 4 of us can do.”
Although Olympic competitors have never shied away from hanky panky, organizers have cautioned that it could be particularly troublesome this year in light of the pandemic. However, officials appear to understand that it will take much more than the improvised bunks to keep players out of the pole position.
They are handing out condoms to competitors, just as they have done at every Olympic Games since 1988. This year, the total number of condoms distributed is 160,000. That is still a far cry from the 450,000 tickets distributed for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This year, Olympic authorities say that the rubber will be sent home with participants to help spread the message of safe sex.
“Our intent and goal are not for athletes to use the condoms at the Olympic Village, but to help with awareness by taking them back to their own countries,” the Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee told Japan Today.
Officials reported Sunday that at least two athletes have tested positive for the coronavirus at the Tokyo Olympic Village. Another Village resident, a foreign visitor involved in the Games’ organizing, tested positive a day earlier.
Adele is Reportedly Dating Lebron’s Agent Rich Paul
The Grammy-winning singer and sports mogul Rich Paul fuelled dating speculations on Saturday when they sat together during Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The whispers erupted into a full-fledged enthusiasm when ESPN’s Brian Windhorst referred to Adele as Paul’s “girlfriend.”
“Rich Paul, [LeBron James’] agent, brings his girlfriend to the game sitting next to LeBron. His girlfriend is Adele,” Windhorst said on his “The Lowe Post” podcast. “Rich Paul is at the game with Adele.”
Adele, 33, wore a Vivienne Westwood velvet cow-print coat from the designer’s Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 collection. She kept the rest of her look modest with a black top and slim-fit black pants, accented with a glamorously sky-high pair of Gianvito Rossi’s Portofino 105 velvet sandals and a monogram Empreinte bumbag by Louis Vuitton.
The singer and Rich were spotted conversing, smiling, and taking in the action during the Milwaukee Bucks’ 123-119 victory over the Phoenix Suns.
“This is the first time they’ve come out in public together,” Windhorst added on the podcast of Adele and Paul, “so this will be all over the tabloids, especially in England tomorrow.”
Paul was also visible in the backdrop of photographs taken by a fan of Adele hugging Lil Wayne backstage.
During the game, James was observed speaking with his agent, yet it did not appear as though he sat alongside Adele and Paul.
For what it’s worth, Rich, along with 39 million others, also follows the singer on Instagram.
Adele’s night out follows her appearance with another suspected boyfriend, British rapper Skepta. Last week, Page Six reported that the two recently went shopping at the Cabazon Outlets in San Bernardino, California. However, Adele dismissed romance rumors at the time, referring to herself on social media as a “(single) cat woman.”
In March, she formalized her divorce from husband Simon Konecki, over two years after they parted. They have an eight-year-old son named Angelo.
Gigi Hadid Changed Nanga Awasum’s Life ‘Overnight’ After Posting Photo of Her Outfit
The 26-year-old supermodel shared on her Instagram, a photo showing the back of NYC model Nanga Awasum on Thursday, demonstrating how she uses her platform to elevate a fellow model. “Shoutout to my NYC inspiration of the day: this queen,” Hadid wrote, adding that she “was too [drool emoji] to get a pic of the front, but she was major.”
Awasum, 23, took notice of Hadid’s post and published a full image of her attire on her own Twitter account, jokingly expressing sorrow for not turning around to face Hadid’s camera.
“It’s the way @GiGiHadid would have changed my entire life if I was only facing the right way,” she wrote in a message that got over 300 thousand “likes.”
Hadid then retweeted Awasum, writing, “You were facing the right way exactly where you were headed. Sunshine! Sending biiiiig love Nanga!”
“I am not too cool for this. I am losing it,” Awasum added in a follow-up Tweet, later writing, “My life completely changed overnight.”
She later shared her outfit and Hadid’s initial Instagram Story on her own account. “This outfit doesn’t even know its impact,” she wrote. “Gigi doesn’t even know her impact.”
Awasum told E! News on Friday that Hadid’s posts had resulted in her booking more modeling gigs than ever before — as well as more interest from agencies seeking to represent her.
“I’ve been told I was ugly, I’ve been turned down by so many agencies, I’ve been turned down by so many jobs, and just to have someone like her see me and tell me that I was pretty and tell me I was major, it changed the trajectory of my month,” she told the outlet. “After this, anything can happen.”
Additionally, she admitted that the ensemble she wore that day was not her first choice. She didn’t realize she was on the supermodel’s Instagram until she came by Zara to get a new dress and was approached by two females who recognized her. “I’m blank staring at them because the words just aren’t processing,” she continued.
Salon Owner Sells Business to a Loyal Employee for $1
Pio Imperati, a Connecticut salon owner, sold his firm for $1 to an employee. The 79-year-old proprietor of Pio of Italy Hair Salon in New Haven sold the salon for a dollar to Kathy Moura, 32, who began working at the company 15 years ago because she was “worthy” of a “good foundation.”
“Pio noticed Kathy was special when she first came in for her interview with her mom. She was shy, family-oriented, and eager to learn,” the salon wrote in an email to the Washington Examiner on Tuesday.
Moura struggled to find work after graduating from her technical high school in 2006 due to her lack of experience. Imperati’s was the only salon willing to give her a chance. He gave her a tryout before hiring her, and according to the New Haven Register, Moura will now inherit the salon’s facility and all of its equipment.
“Kathy was shocked when Pio told her about the price; she couldn’t believe it. A salon normally sells for thousands of dollars, and here Pio was basically just giving it to her,” the salon said.
She will continue to pay rent to Imperati, whom she maintained as a privately contracted hairdresser, as he has no plans to retire yet. Since 1965, he has been in business and has operated many locations throughout the state.
Imperati set the price because he believed it would enable her to flourish and provide her with a solid start from which to build the enterprise, the salon shared to the Washington Examiner.
“Eventually, it was a dream of mine come true to be able to turn the salon over to someone worthy,” said Imperati in the New Haven Register interview.
“We grew like a family. … That’s how he treats everyone who walks into the salon. Any person who works here, he wants you to flourish and become something of yourself,” Moura told the local publication.
Chemical Leak at Texas Waterpark Sends Dozens to Hospital
Authorities in Texas have closed a water park indefinitely after dozens of people became ill due to a chemical irritant linked to the resort’s kiddie pool. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring, Texas, was ordered to cease its operations on Saturday by a local judge after bathers began experiencing skin and respiratory issues.
According to the Spring Fire Department, around 60 persons were impacted, and at least 31 were sent to surrounding hospitals. One mother went into delivery, and a kid with severe reaction was brought to the hospital but subsequently stabilized, said Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, who ordered the park’s closure.
According to a Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office statement, the illnesses were thought to be caused by bleach and 35% sulfuric acid. These chemicals were utilized to keep the pool clean and maintain a balanced pH, according to Rachel Neutzler, a representative for the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office.
“These are normal chemicals that are used every day at these facilities,” she told The New York Times. “But these are the specific chemicals that we believe are causing the respiratory and skin irritations. We just don’t know why. We don’t know if there was too much. We don’t know if it was in the air. We don’t know if there was a malfunction.”
Hidalgo stated that air and water testing taken at the site revealed no anomalies. Additionally, the park’s water monitoring system did not emit any warnings, “but obviously we had evidence from these folks being sick that something was wrong.”
Due to the park’s inability to pinpoint the specific cause at the moment, she said, it has to stop its operation until further notice and cannot reopen “without having improved their systems so that this doesn’t happen again.”
Steven Morris and his 9-year-old daughter, Lia, were among those sent to the hospital from the park. Morris told KPRC that his daughter was weeping and vomiting as she emerged from the water.
“I thought it was a terrorist attack. It felt like we got gassed,” he said.
Another parkgoer, who requested anonymity, informed the station that his son was being monitored at a hospital due to fears about long-term health consequences.
“It’s very traumatic, man. My heart goes out to all the families out there and all the kids. It couldn’t happen in the worst spot,” he said.