Dale Moss Calls Fiancee Clare Crawley a ‘Queen’ as They Get Coffee

first_img– Advertisement – Starting their new life together. The Bachelorette‘s Clare Crawley and her fiancé, Dale Moss, did something for the first time on Saturday, November 7, that most couples take for granted.“Grabbing our first coffee together,” the hairstylist, 39, captioned a video on Instagram showing the pair in a car wearing sweatshirts as they fooled around with a voice-changing app.Bachelorette's Dale Moss Calls Fiancee Clare Crawley a 'Queen' as They Grab 1st Coffee After Confirming EngagementDale Moss and Clare Crawley Courtesy Dale Moss/Instagram- Advertisement – “Can you be any effin cuter???” one fan commented on the post. “You give me hope.”“You guys are adorable. Super happy for you,” another wrote.The couple got engaged just two weeks into filming the new season of The Bachelorette, with the model getting down on one knee and proposing on the Thursday, November 5, episode.“From the moment I stepped out of the limo, this was special,” Moss told the California native. “I know without the shadow of a doubt that you would go to the end of the world for me and I’ve never had that. I’m so grateful for that. … I’ve thought a lot about my mother and what she would think about you. She would absolutely love you. All she’s ever wanted for me is someone who loves me unconditionally and who would be there for me no matter what. I know that I have that. And I love you.’”“I love you too. … The best is yet to come,” Crawley whispered before he got down on one knee to propose. “Put that ring on my finger, I’ve waited a lot of years for this,” she said, calling herself “Clare Moss” as he slipped the sparkler onto her left hand.In an interview with Good Morning America on Friday, November 6, Moss said he knew early on that he’d found The One.“After we had our first group date, in my mind and in my heart, everything was already written,” he admitted, saying there was “never a second thought” about proposing so soon.Crawley said in an Instagram Live on Thursday that she is “the happiest I’ve ever been.”Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants “All right, y’all, so who sounds higher? Say what up,” the former NFL player, 32, said in a low voice as he turned the camera to Crawley.“What up? What voice is it on? Normal?” the reality TV player replied in a deep voice.“This is giant voice,” Moss replied.- Advertisement – “Do I sound like a giant right now?” his fiancée asked.“You sound beautiful,” he responded. “You sound like a queen.”“Thank you,” she sang back to him.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Development on the crawl

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COVID-19: Swift, accurate government aid disbursement critical in avoiding spike in poverty

first_imgThe estimated poverty rate is based on CORE’s projection in its quarterly economic review that the country’s economy could grow by anywhere from minus 2 percent to 2 percent under an “optimistic scenario”. Current quarantine efforts could also tighten the pinch being felt by low-income workers who depend on daily wages for a living, Faisal said, making such aid crucial.Read also: World Bank calls for safety net, drastic action in Indonesia’s fight to contain COVID-19Some 1,528 people in the country had contracted the pneumonia-like disease with fatalities numbering 136 as of Tuesday afternoon. The Institute for Demographic and Poverty Studies (IDEAS) projected on Friday that COVID-19 cases would reach a total of 10,000 by April 20 and 50,000 cases by May 1 without any significant policy changes.Indonesia’s GDP growth is expected to significantly weaken this year as the spread of the novel coronavirus disease has disrupted business activity and slowed demand. The government has prepared for the worst-case scenarios, including zero growth this year, while the World Bank in its latest report projected Indonesia’s economic growth could slow to 2.8 percent. Economists and researchers are calling on the government to swiftly and accurately disburse its social aid for the underprivileged to prevent a sharp increase in the poverty rate as the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to hit the economy hard.Center of Reform on Economics (CORE) director Mohammad Faisal estimated on Monday that the poverty rate could jump beyond 10 percent, perhaps even to 15 percent, of the population from the current 9.22 percent if the government was late in rolling out aid for the poor. He compared the situation with the 1998 financial crisis when the poverty rate leaped to around 24 percent.“We worry that if unemployment and poverty increase, it could cause social unrest because of people’s anxiety and hunger,” Faisal told The Jakarta Post. “If we’re not careful in handling this, it could lead to unrest and crime.” Initially, the government targeted achieving 5.3 percent growth this year after recording sluggish expansion of 5.02 percent last year.The World Bank projected that slowdowns in the tourism, hotel, catering and manufacturing sectors in Indonesia could temporarily increase poverty during the first half of 2020.Read also: COVID-19 to slash Indonesia’s growth to 2.1% as millions may slip into poverty: World BankBroadly speaking, it estimated that more than 11 million people could fall into poverty in the East Asia-Pacific region, a stark contrast to its earlier forecast that growth would be sufficient to lift 35 million people out of poverty this year. The Washington, DC-based institution expects the region’s economic growth to plunge to a baseline scenario of 2.1 percent or in the worst instance a 0.5 percent contraction this year from 5.8 percent in 2019.The government has prepared a total of Rp 158.2 trillion (US$9.77 billion) in funds so far to finance the healthcare sector and safeguard individuals, workers and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes two stimulus packages worth Rp 10.3 trillion and Rp 22.9 trillion, respectively.The government has also previously determined that underprivileged citizens would receive cash transfers (BLT). However, Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said on Tuesday it was still deliberating whether the assistance would be given to 20 or 40 percent of the overall low-income families across the country.The SMERU Research Institute wrote on Monday on its Twitter account that the government needed to diversify its data collection and distribution methods to ensure ease of access to the cash transfer given that poverty characteristics between regions vary.It said the government could source its data from the Social Affairs Ministry and ride-hailing platforms in addition to independently registered beneficiaries. The government could verify its applicants through their citizenship identity number (NIK) on identity cards and family cards.The government then could work with major telecommunications providers to spread text messages detailing the program’s criteria and registration process for those who have independently registered for the program, it added.Read also: More cash aid, stimuli needed to soften economic shocks of COVID-19: EconomistsAnother way to distribute the aid is to work with digital wallet financial technology (fintech) firms and minimarkets for urban residents while using conventional methods for rural ones, given the digital literacy and infrastructure gap between the two. Authorities could also disburse the aid through the government-backed branchless banking program Laku Pandai.“The COVID-19 pandemic can be a starting point for the central government and local authorities to become more serious in updating data, especially data on recipients of social protection,” the institute wrote. “Quoting President Jokowi’s statement, ‘data is a new form of wealth’.”Topics :last_img read more

BLOG: Online Voter Registration Hits Huge 100,000-user Milestone

first_img By: Pedro A. Cortés, Secretary of State BLOG: Online Voter Registration Hits Huge 100,000-user Milestone February 22, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img Efficiency,  GO-TIME,  Government That Works,  The Blog,  Voting & Elections In less than six months since Governor Tom Wolf and I announced its launch, the state’s online voter registration site has logged more than 100,000 applications.Since August, more than 100,000 voters have discovered for themselves the ease and accessibility of online voter registration. At the same time, Pennsylvania’s counties have gained more accurate voter rolls and realized savings in processing applications.Approximately 60 percent of users have been eligible citizens registering for the first time, while the remaining 40 percent were voters making updates to their registration, such as a change of name, address or party affiliation.March 28 is the deadline to register or update their record before the April 26, 2016, primary election. I urge all eligible citizens to make use of the online voter registration site.Editorial boards across the state have joined county officials in praising Governor Wolf’s launch of the site:Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “The state’s online registration offers convenience to everyone”Uniontown Herald-Standard: “Online voter registration is also expected to save money for taxpayers.”Beaver County Times: “Online voter registration is win-win.”Scranton Times-Tribune: “Online voter registration long overdue.”This tool provides us with the most accurate voter rolls possible as we approach the primary election. This is especially important with the volume of new registrations and updates that the counties process in a presidential election year.At a press conference last week celebrating this milestone, I was joined by Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries and Gerald D. Feaser Jr., Director of the Dauphin County Bureau of Registration and Elections.Director Feaser said online voter registration has greatly reduced the amount of time his staff spends processing paper applications and saved mailing costs.“We are mailing out fewer paper applications because when people call, we point them to the online registration site,” Feaser said. “Given the fact that this is a presidential election year and we are this close to the registration deadline, we are very pleased with that part of the process.”The online system, which is available in English and Spanish, is more secure for applicants because the form is transmitted directly to the appropriate county voter registration office for processing. The latest protocols in data security have been built into the system and are constantly monitored and updated.Because the online voter registration site is directly linked to PennDOT’s Motor Voter system, if an applicant has a driver’s license or PennDOT ID card, the signature already on file with PennDOT can immediately be linked to the voter record.Applicants who do not have a driver’s license or PennDOT ID card can print, sign and mail the completed online application to their county voter registration office. If they are not able to print the application, they may request that the Department of State mail them a signature card to complete and return to their county office.Register now at register.votespa.com. SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Affordable townhouses the key new community hub

first_imgAnise is being developed in Bridgeman Downs, will comprise 64 contemporary townhomes.Fragrant gardens filled with herbs and flowers to help residents keep their homes smelling sweet will be a key feature of AVJennings’ new Anise community.The development in Bridgeman Downs will offer 64 contemporary townhouses.Anise will take inspiration from its namesake, with plants including lavender, rosemary and mint to be planted in the community recreation hub, which will also feature a pool, lawn terrace, barbecue area and bike storage.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoA doTERRA essential oils package will be presented to every purchaser at handover, including star anise, lavender, peppermint and lemon oils, suitable for cooking, cleaning and aromatherapy.AVJennings chose Bridgeman Downs for its newest community to give young buyers an opportunity to secure a home in the neighbourhood where they grew up and downsizers a chance to move from a larger home to a lower maintenance lifestyle, while still enjoying all the facilities of the suburb.AVJennings national developments manager Angus Johnson said there was a real opening in the market for affordable, townhouse living in Bridgeman Downs.”The younger and older generations in Bridgeman Downs are seeking alternatives to acreage living and the traditional family home,” Mr Johnson said.“Anise Bridgeman Downs is an attractive proposition to new and existing residents who want lifestyle variety at an address close to the city and bounded by a hinterland outlook.“Until now there has been very little new development with great facilities at an affordable price point.”last_img read more

Location, luxury and low-care tick the boxes for boutqiue buyers

first_img Both luxury villas at 94 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters have now been sold. Inside Villa 2 which enjoys water views and easy access to Broadbeach.Strong sales were achieved on two spectacular waterfront villas at 94 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters, with a $2.85 million contract signed on Villa 2 this week while Villa 1 sold furnished for $3.025 million last December.“The interest in these villas was a real mix – from families with teenagers through to empty nesters and single couples,” said Kollosche agent Jay Helprin who handled the sales with Ryan Ward and Troy Dowker.“The interest is always going to be high when you present something a bit special.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhat is the new HomeBuilder scheme?00:46High spec boutique residences are hot property across the Gold Coast where owner occupiers seeking low-maintenance luxury in prime locations.Developers are doing well out of the deal too, maximising returns with multiple homes on the one block fetching upwards of $1 million a piece. Each luxury duplex fetched $1.01 million at 15 Deauville Dr, Southport. The views on offer from the outdoor terrace at 1/15 Deauville Dr, Southport.A high-end duplex development at 15 Deauville Dr, Southport sold out this week, with each semi-detached home having achieved $1.01 million – a record price for a duplex in Southport. “People these days are time poor so low-maintenance properties are attractive,” said Ray White agent Glen Williams.“People are prepared to pay for quality and to have an easier walk-in, walk-out kind of lifestyle in a great location.” An open air lounge room will occupy the rooftop at The Palms.The contemporary coastal meets Palm Springs freestanding villas will feature an open plan design with high spec finishes over three levels, with an open air lounge room on the rooftop.“These kinds of boutique high-end offerings are becoming more prevalent now,” Mr Nielsen said.“Most of our buyers are coming out of Sydney and Brisbane and they’re really wanting to land the chopper from Palm Beach down to Currumbin and Tugun.” Construction is also underway on Omira’s Kingscliff development, St Bart’s, where four freestanding villas sold for $995,000 a piece within five days of launching in late February. Rendered drawings of The Palms boutique development approved for 18 Hooper Dr, Currumbin.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoSydney-based Omira Property Group is behind two boutique developments on the southern Gold Coast and Tweed Coast, both offering four high end villas in beachside hot spots.Launched last weekend, Villa 4 inside The Palms on Hooper St, Currumbin sold off the plan to a Gold Coast couple while Villas 1-3 are on the market priced between $975,000 and $995,000 each with handover due in June 2021. last_img read more

School census: Teens’ parents firm against marijuana as cannabis referendum looms

first_imgNZ Herald 30 August 2019Family First Comment: More good news….“Parents of Kiwi teenagers are overwhelmingly against letting them smoke cannabis – or at least that’s what the teens themselves believe.” But also, more teens are against cannabis than for.If the teens can figure it out, why can’t the Greens and the Drug Foundation.#saynopetodope #VoteNOParents of Kiwi teenagers are overwhelmingly against letting them smoke cannabis – or at least that’s what the teens themselves believe.Census At School, an online programme run by Auckland University, has also found that only 44 per cent of students in the last three years of high school believe it would be okay for someone of their age to use cannabis.More than half of them (53 per cent), when asked to place their views on a scale from zero (“not at all wrong”) to 100 (“very wrong”), put themselves at 60 or more – leaning towards feeling it would be “very wrong” for someone of their age to use the drug.And an overwhelming 76 per cent believe their parents would have a score of 60 or more, feeling it would be “very wrong” for teens of their age to use cannabis. Only 21 per cent think their parents would lean towards feeling it was “not at all wrong”.The census , focusing attention on the potential impact of drugs on children, may help explain why opinion polls have shown a slide in support for legalising cannabis – down from 46 per cent last October to 39 per cent in June in Colmar Brunton polls , and from 60 per cent last November to 39 per cent this month in the Horizon poll .Voters will decide in a referendum at next year’s election on a bill that would allow legal purchase of cannabis by anyone aged 20 or over.The Year 11-13 students who were asked about alcohol and drugs are all under 20 and almost all are under 18, the legal purchase age for alcohol.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12262879  (behind paywall)last_img read more

Video: Lionel Messi reveals favourite career goal

first_imgIn an interview with ‘Four Four Two’, the Argentine star revealed which his favourtie goal out of all of the ones he has scored for Barca and Argentina is: his header in the final of the Champions League in Rome. It was in 2009 and against Ronaldo’s United.“It was hard to imagine that I’d have a chance to score a header with a defender like Ferdinand near me, but I saw that I didn’t have anyone marking me and the ball settled down so I could make the shot. When the ball Xavi put in was in the box, I could already see myself scoring and thank God it was possible, ” the star said. Read Also: Boca to renew Tévez until end of LibertadoresIt is Messi’s preferred goal because of its importance, because of the stage and because of the moment he scored it in taking into account that he had missed the 2006 final because of a muscle injury.“It was a very important goal in every way: for the team, for the way that final was being played and for me. It’s one of my favourite goals. After missing the 2006 final through injury, it was very special to play this final and score. It completed a season in which we won everything”, he said.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Lionel Messi has scored hundreds and hundreds of goals, but he is clear which one is his favourite throughout his long successful career. Is his answer surprising?Advertisement Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowXi Ding Created Caricature Version Of Marvel Characters6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually Truelast_img read more

North Korea cuts communication lines to South

first_imgPYONGYANG – North Korea is severing all official communication links with the South, it announced Tuesday in a move analysts said was aimed at manufacturing a crisis on the divided peninsula. Since last week the North has issued a series of vitriolic denunciations of the South over activists sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border — something defectors do on a regular basis. Kim Yo Jong – the influential younger sister of Kim Jong Un – has been part of the decision-making on cutting communications with South Korea. POOL/AFP/File / JORGE SILVAcenter_img In recent days authorities in the North have organised large-scale rallies across the country of citizens pledging their support, with inter-Korean ties at a standstill despite three summits between the North’s leader Kim Jong Un and the South’s President Moon Jae-in in 2018. (AFP)last_img read more

FIFA ban: Odegbami cries for help for Siasia

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking COVID-19: FIFA count cost to football Breaking: Ighalo blocked Osimhen’s Man U move — Brother Former Green Eagles’ skipper, Chief Segun Odegbami, has pleaded with Nigerians to come to Samson Siasia’s aid as FIFA hammer dangles over the former senior national team gaffer. Odegbami on Monday made this passionate appeal to Nigerians for the embattled coach to clear his name in alleged match-fixing claim by the world football governing body, FIFA. In his piece, titled: “Samson Siasia does not deserve to be abandoned NOW!” the 1980 AFCON winner noted that he can hardly recognize “the present-day Nigeria from the country I was born into, grew up in, and served in my own little ways. “Beyond politics, corruption and poor governance that have raped and left this abundantly rich and blessed country prostrate with poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, millions of jobless youths, ethnic crisis, kidnappings, senseless internecine killings, and more, I find that we have arrived at the final frontier, that point beyond which there can be no redemption –  our humanity. Where, when, how did we become such a completely dehumanized people without love and compassion for each other? “Everything about the Nigerian could fail but not the spirit of community and concern for the weak, the afflicted, and the aged in society. Nigerians welcomed strangers with open arms, treated them without discrimination, like kings and queens, and provided for them an atmosphere where they could flourish even at the expense of their own people. That was the Nigeria of old. “Suddenly those values are disappearing fast. “I am forced again to write about Samson Siasia. “I have done so twice in the past 6 months, drawing attention to the plight of a man who has been unjustly condemned by FIFA for a crime that some of us believe he never committed, and that FIFA has never taken the trouble to clearly state so that the world would know what he did (or did not do). “Nigerians forget so quickly and easily who Samson Siasia is, and what he has done for Nigeria, and should never have been left alone at this period of his greatest challenge. “FIFA passed a ‘death’ sentence on him, a life ban from the only activity he has always known throughout his life – football –  because he failed to respond to an email sent to him to come and defend himself in a scandalous matter of match fixing. “Samson cried out to the world, (and many did not believe him) that he never saw the mail because he had not been using that particular email box for his correspondences for some time. True or not, the facts still remain that nothing categorical was ever traced to him resembling ‘match fixing’ – not a particular match, not a team, not a player(s). “He had some contact with a man, as did a lot of people involved in one football business or the other, that was caught for fixing matches. Does that make everyone that knew him complicit? The man was a registered football agent that does various businesses in football with many people, teams, players, federations and coaches within the football circuit. “The only way for Samson to defend himself was to lodge an appeal with the Court of Sports Arbitration, CAS. He could not raise the exorbitant cost before the deadline given. Through the effort of his lawyers, the matter was raised again with CAS, who now gave him a lifeline to defend himself, at a private sitting in CAS’s office in Switzerland, in the month of January. “I have followed his case remotely, asked probing questions, and I now see that Nigeria, through its football authorities, has not been fair at all to the man that served the federation and country so diligently, and is facing a charge that reeks of injustice from one mile away. They could have investigated on their own and let Nigerians know what they think rather than just keep silent and allow their innocent servant rot in ‘jail’. “If Samson was involved in match-fixing it makes sense to assume it must have been with one of the teams or players he was involved with – any of the three Nigerian national teams and the players in the teams. Those were the only teams he was involved with during his entire 12 years’ career as a national team coach. “There is not one of the national teams, or one of the players that played under him throughout his career that has been named in any match-fixing charge. “So, what match(es) did he fix, or was he only an accessory to fixing? How, where, when? “You cannot separate him from a team, or players in alleging the offence he is purported to have committed. In this case, he has only ever coached Nigeria’s national teams where his records are impeccable and without blemish. “The least the Nigerian government could do for him is request their Football Federation to conduct a quiet investigation of their own, and brief government before abandoning him to his fate.” Siasia has until mid January 2020 to file his defence against the match-fixing claims before the Court of Arbitration for Sports.Tags: AFCONFIFAFIFA read more