The Block’s Jade Joyce reveals she fell ill and was forced to spend a day in bed during kitchen week

The Block’s Jade Joyce reveals she fell ill and was forced to spend a day in bed during kitchen week

It was another tough week on the work site for The Block’s Jade and Daniel Joyce.

And on Friday, Jade, 34, revealed to 9Now that amid the drama of kitchen week, she was suffering from a food allergy.

The mother-of-three said: ‘You don’t have time to be sick when you’re a mum, and you don’t have time to be sick on The Block, that’s for sure.’

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'You don't have time to be sick that's for sure': The Block's Jade Joyce revealed she was ill and forced to spend a day in bed after suffering from a food allergy during kitchen week

‘You don’t have time to be sick that’s for sure’: The Block’s Jade Joyce revealed she was ill and forced to spend a day in bed after suffering from a food allergy during kitchen week 

She was left with swollen, red hands and feet, itching, vomiting and diarrhoea.   

The Block’s on site nurse confirmed her food allergy symptoms, but Jade said wasn’t sure what food caused her to feel ill.

She was so unwell she spent a day in bed and missed out on an important visit from their real estate agent. 

Symptoms: She told 9Now she wasn't sure what food caused her to feel ill and that she was left with swollen, red hands (pictured) and feet, itching, vomiting and diarrhoea

Symptoms: She told 9Now she wasn’t sure what food caused her to feel ill and that she was left with swollen, red hands (pictured) and feet, itching, vomiting and diarrhoea 

Feeling unwell: She even shared a video diary on Instagram in which she said she was 'tired, sleep deprived and sick' in the caption. Jade added: 'This is not uncommon for me but it did suck spending most of Saturday in bed'

Feeling unwell: She even shared a video diary on Instagram in which she said she was ‘tired, sleep deprived and sick’ in the caption. Jade added: ‘This is not uncommon for me but it did suck spending most of Saturday in bed’

She even shared a video diary on Instagram in which she said she was ‘tired, sleep deprived and sick’ in the caption.

‘A food allergy this week caused vomiting, diarrhoea, swollen red hands and feet and itching all over!

‘This is not uncommon for me but it did suck spending most of Saturday in bed,’ she added.

Despite feeling unwell, Jade was optimistic about her circumstances during kitchen week. 

Health first: After the experience, she said: 'Anaphylaxis and allergies — that sort of stuff is quite serious, you do have to be careful and mindful of it'. Pictured is Jade with her husband Daniel

Health first: After the experience, she said: ‘Anaphylaxis and allergies — that sort of stuff is quite serious, you do have to be careful and mindful of it’. Pictured is Jade with her husband Daniel

She told 9Now: ‘I suppose I probably picked the best week to be sick to be honest, because it was kitchen week, so Kinsman were in there a lot of the time putting in the kitchen [cabinetry], and we had Christian Cole who delivered his island bench.’

After the experience, she said: ‘Anaphylaxis and allergies — that sort of stuff is quite serious, you do have to be careful and mindful of it.’

This week, Jade and her husband Daniel had a handcrafted island bench by Christian Cole installed in their kitchen as the ‘game changing’ idea for their house.

The Block continues on Sunday from 7pm on Channel Nine 

Big week: This week, Jade and her husband Daniel had a handcrafted island bench by Christian Cole installed in their kitchen as the 'game changing' idea for their house. Pictured is Daniel (right) with one of their workers

Big week: This week, Jade and her husband Daniel had a handcrafted

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White House blocks CDC on Florida cruise ship ban amid election concerns

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The White House reportedly overruled the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over a ban on passenger cruises in Florida, in an apparent attempt at appealing to voters in the swing state.



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Florida, where Mr Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden have been almost tied in recent polls, typically brings-in billions in income.

But CDC orders, originally introduced in April at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, had banned cruise passenger ships with a “no sail” order, in an attempt to control Covid-19’s spread.

That order was due to expire on Wednesday, which could have seen Florida’s cruise industry restart after a five month absence without an extension.  

Making an appeal to the White House coronavirus task force this week, CDC director Robert Redfield reportedly wanted to extend the “no sail” ban until next year, amid coronavirus concerns.

According to Axios, the CDC was instead overruled at that meeting, with the vice president outlining alternatives.

The White House and CDC later announced that the “no sail” ban would be extended up-until October 31, in line with the cruise industry’s self-imposed deadline – but months before Mr Redfield had requested.

It is the latest point of contention between Mr Redfield and the Trump administration, who were described as undermining the CDC director on public health policy.

Mr Trump, meanwhile, has berated the director for promiting mask wearing and cautioning against his claims that a coronavirus vaccine would soon be possible.

Defending the decision, White House deputy press secretary Brian Morgensrern denied any political motivation behind the October 31 deadline for cruises, in comments made to Axios.

“The president, the vice president and the task force follow the science and data to implement policies that protect the public

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Mural of Ruth Bader Ginsburg pops up blocks away from White House

According to CNN, artists Shawn Perkins and David Zambrano teamed up on Saturday to paint the mural of Ginsburg, who died Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer.

“With the recent passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there was no question who we would commemorate with this latest piece,” Perkins told CNN.

The mural, done with spray paint, was finished on boards that line the outside of Blackfinn Ameripub, just one block from the Black Lives Matter Plaza and two blocks from the White House. The nonprofit PAINTS Institute led the mural.

According to CNN, the artists have recently been collaborating to create murals on boarded-up buildings near the White House to prevent vandalism.

“The purpose is to uplift our community during these unpredictable times, through affirmations of hope and unity, along with honoring those who paved the way for those without a voice,” Perkins told CNN.

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The Block’s Darren Palmer is ‘blown away’ by bathroom reveal

It’s very rarely that all three judges on The Block are blown away by a room reveal.

But that was the case on Sunday’s episode, when Darren Palmer, Neale Whitaker and Shaynna Blaze laid their eyes on Luke and Jasmin’s 1910 master bathroom.

Darren could not hide his delight at specific details of the space, particularly the curved tile walls and skylight.   

'I'm just blown away!' The Block judge Darren Palmer (pictured) was momentarily lost for words over Luke and Jasmin's master bathroom on Sunday night's episode

‘I’m just blown away!’ The Block judge Darren Palmer (pictured) was momentarily lost for words over Luke and Jasmin’s master bathroom on Sunday night’s episode 

‘I’m in love, it’s so elegant, so pretty,’ Darren said of the skylight. ‘I’m just blown away by how beautiful that is.’ 

Neale and Shaynna were equally blown away, with Neale describing the aesthetic as ‘exceptional’.

‘This is exceptional. They have given us a very, very modern bathroom, but I think they have remained faithful to those period cues they introduced last week,’ he said. 

Winning design: Luke and Jasmin (pictured) presented a 1910-themed master bathroom, with curved tile walls and a statement black bath

Winning design: Luke and Jasmin (pictured) presented a 1910-themed master bathroom, with curved tile walls and a statement black bath 

Praise: Fellow judges Neale Whitaker and Shaynna Blaze were equally blown away with the space, with Neale describing the aesthetic as 'exceptional'

Praise: Fellow judges Neale Whitaker and Shaynna Blaze were equally blown away with the space, with Neale describing the aesthetic as ‘exceptional’ 

The only minor faults the judges found were the lack of a toilet roll holder and the vanity being too close to the shower wall. 

For Harry and Tash’s 1920’s master ensuite, the judges were in awe of the green tiled wall and feature bath.

Neale said it felt like a contemporary bathroom, but with definite references to the era, while Darren described the space as ‘glorious’ with ‘perfect’ floor tiles.   

Colour palette: For Harry and Tash's 1920's master ensuite, the judges were in awe of the green tiled wall and feature bath. Pictured: Harry and Tash

Colour palette: For Harry and Tash’s 1920’s master ensuite, the judges were in awe of the green tiled wall and feature bath. Pictured: Harry and Tash 

Elegance: Shaynna complimented the bath which she described as having an 'elegant' shape

Elegance: Shaynna complimented the bath which she described as having an ‘elegant’ shape 

Shaynna complimented the bath which she described as having an ‘elegant’ shape. 

Sarah and George also wowed the judges with their 1940’s master bathroom.

Darren adored the mauve tiles for adding a ‘subtle and soft’ touch, while also having a real impact in the space.   

All smiles: Sarah and George (pictured) also wowed the judges with their 1940's master bathroom

All smiles: Sarah and George (pictured) also wowed the judges with their 1940’s master bathroom 

Tiling: Darren adored the mauve tiles for adding a 'subtle and soft' touch, while also having a real impact in the space

Tiling: Darren adored the mauve tiles for adding a ‘subtle and soft’ touch, while also having a real impact in the space 

Shaynna commended the couple for seamlessly using four different tiles in the room, while Neale said the space offered an exceptional level of sophistication.  

For Daniel and Jade’s 1930’s master ensuite, all three judges were captivated by the choice of fish scale tiles on the walls. 

Darren also found delight in the couple going with a matte grey tile on the floor, teamed with a ‘sexy’ gloss finish on the walls.  

Unique touch: For Daniel and Jade's 1930's master ensuite, all three judges were captivated by the choice of fish scale tiles on the walls. Pictured: Daniel and Jade

Unique touch: For Daniel and Jade’s 1930’s master ensuite, all three judges were captivated by the choice of fish scale tiles on the walls. Pictured: Daniel and Jade 

Minor fault: Shaynna noted how well Daniel and Jade designed the space, however Darren would have preferred a bigger vanity

Minor fault: Shaynna noted how well Daniel and Jade designed the space, however Darren would

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White House blocks Navarro from testifying before Congress

WASHINGTON — White House trade adviser Peter Navarro is refusing to testify before a House subcommittee about a canceled contract for ventilators that Democrats say would have wasted more than $500 million.



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“Despite the astonishing scale of this waste; the loss of more than 190,000 lives; and his willingness to appear on the cable news shows of his choice — Mr. Navarro refuses to appear before Congress to answer for his actions,” Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois, chairman of the House Oversight subcommittee on economic and consumer policy, said in a statement Monday.

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This comes after an interview Navarro did with CNN on Sunday went off the rails when it was cut short after he argued with host Jake Tapper about the revelations from Bob Woodward’s new book last week that President Donald Trump intentionally downplayed the coronavirus in the early months of the pandemic.

Krishnamoorthi said that the contract with company Philips Respironics would have wasted $504 million. He said the hearing, which was set for Wednesday, is now canceled.

Michael Purpura, deputy counsel to the president, wrote in a letter to Krishnamoorthi last week stating that the White House declines the invitation to make Navarro available for testimony because “in accordance with long-standing Executive Branch precedent presidential advisers generally do not testify in Congress.”

Last week, Krishnamoorthi said in an interview on MSNBC that Navarro “botched” the contract with Philips and lawmakers want to know “what else is out there in terms of wasteful spending in other pandemic procurement efforts.”

HHS canceled some of these ventilator contracts at the beginning of September, announcing in a statement that the national stockpile had reached its maximum capacity for ventilators, with nearly 120,000 available for deployment.

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3-Judge Court Blocks Trump Memo On Census, Unauthorized Immigrants : NPR

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A special three-judge court in New York has ruled to block the Trump administration’s efforts to make an unprecedented change to the constitutionally mandated count of every person living in the country — leaving out unauthorized immigrants from the census numbers that determine each state’s share of seats in Congress.

The ruling comes after the July release of a memorandum by President Trump that directs Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, to provide Trump with information needed to exclude immigrants living in the U.S. without authorization from the apportionment count.

Since the first U.S. census in 1790, the country’s official once-a-decade population numbers used to reapportion seats in the House of Representatives have included both U.S. citizens and noncitizens, regardless of immigration status. Enacted after the Civil War, the 14th Amendment ended the counting of an enslaved person as “three fifths” of a free person by requiring the counting of the “whole number of persons in each state.”

The president ultimately plays a limited role in reapportioning Congress. After the president hands off the latest numbers to Congress, it is the clerk of the House of Representatives who is supposed to send to the governors a “certificate of the number of Representatives” each state receives, according to Title 2 of the U.S. Code.

Trump’s memorandum has sparked a total of eight legal challenges around the country. In addition to the two based in Manhattan, federal judges are hearing cases over the memo in northern California, Washington, D.C., Massachusetts and Maryland, where an ongoing lawsuit about the administration’s efforts to produce citizenship data was expanded last month with additional allegations about the memo.

Fearing the loss of a House seat after the 2020 census, the state of Alabama is leading an ongoing case that was filed in 2018 to try to force the Census Bureau to not include unauthorized immigrants in the apportionment count.

The ruling in New York is likely to be appealed directly tothe U.S. Supreme Court. Federal law allows decisions by a three-judge court — which are convened for lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of how congressional seats are reapportioned among the states — to skip review by an appeals court.

In addition to this legal fight over who counts for reapportioning House seats, the bureau is embroiled in lawsuits over the Trump administration’s directive to shorten the 2020 census schedule — already disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic — in order to make sure the president receives the apportionment count by Dec. 31.

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