Clare Crawley Is ‘Really Down’ Amid Changes on ‘The Bachelorette’

first_imgPappas continued, “On most days, she’s feeling really down about the things that people are saying about her online and the editing of the show. So, actually, the girls and I — we all sent her some flowers today just to let her know that we love her and this is a blip. This will all be done, you know? Whatever the outcome is tomorrow night, she’s going to walk away and she’s gonna be able to move on and hopefully have someone that she genuinely loves and can be with and people will forget about this. They’ll move on.”The former Bachelor contestant said that she has been “trying to reach out” to Crawley, 39, on a “daily basis” to make sure she’s doing OK. “I’m trying to be a cheerleader, because I feel like she has so many cards stacked against her,” Pappas added.Crawley has experienced major roadblocks throughout her Bachelorette journey. After being announced as the leading lady in March, production was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Shortly after filming began in July at the La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, California, Us Weekly confirmed that she was leaving the show after believing she had found The One within two weeks. ABC then called in Tayshia Adams as a replacement.Clare Crawley Really Down Amid Bachelorette ChangesClare Crawley ABC/Maarten de Boer- Advertisement – This week’s episode of The Bachelorette will air on ABC Thursday, November 5, at 8 p.m. ET.Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants As her season has unfolded on TV, Crawley faced an awkward interaction with now-eliminated contestant Zack Johnson on their one-on-one date, during which he aggressively tried to kiss her repeatedly. She was also brutally slammed by now-cut suitor Yosef Aborady, who said that he “expected more from the oldest Bachelorette” following her strip dodgeball group date. Additionally, she quickly fell for contestant Dale Moss, and their connection sparked dissatisfaction among the other remaining menIn a sneak peek for the Thursday, November 5, episode, the Bachelor Winter Games alum breaks down in tears during a conversation with host Chris Harrison, who tells her that “the path we’re on right now, it doesn’t end well for anybody.” Teasing what is next at the clip’s end, Adams, 30, is revealed to be the next Bachelorette as she steps out of a pool.Deanna Stagliano Pappas Clare Crawley Really Down Amid Bachelorette Changes CastABC/Craig SjodinCrawley’s ex-fiancé, Benoit Beauséjour-Savard, recently suggested that it likely wasn’t entirely her choice to exit the show early. “So I think, like, ultimately it was production that came at her and said, ‘You know what, Clare, I feel like you’re not giving it a fair chance. You’re really into Dale, so we want you to be happy,’” the Canada native, 33, said on the “Almost Famous” podcast on October 30. “And they had, like, a common agreement on her maybe leaving the show, but I feel like it wasn’t her ultimate decision.”- Advertisement – A tough go of it. Former Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas revealed how her pal Clare Crawley has been coping with the changes during her season of the ABC spinoff.“I think anybody who’s been on the show … [knows that] it is hard. She’s just been put through the ringer, and the things that people are saying about her and about her life and stuff online can just be really hurtful,” the season 4 Bachelorette, 38, said on Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti’s “Almost Famous” podcast on Monday, November 2. “I just feel bad for her because, I feel like in a period of time where this should be really joyful for her and this should be a really great experience and probably one of the most exciting things that she will go through, it has not been that for her.”Deanna Stagliano Pappas Clare Crawley Really Down Amid Bachelorette ChangesABC; Shutterstock- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

COVID-19: West Java distributes cash, food to Greater Bandung residents prior to PSBB

first_imgRead also: Govt expands social aid for poor to prevent Idul Fitri ‘mudik’The social assistance funds from West Java administrations is only one of eight financial aid programs aimed to ease the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.Greater Bandung, which consists of Bandung and Cimahi cities, as well as Bandung, West Bandung and Sumedang regencies, will impose the PSBB policy for 14 days starting on Wednesday, following approval from Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto to ramp up efforts in the fight against COVID-19.The area will join other regions in West Java, namely Bogor, Bekasi and Depok cities, as well as Bogor and Bekasi regencies — all satellite areas of Jakarta commonly referred to as Bodebek — in imposing the PSBB. Ridwan had previously said that Greater Bandung and Bodebek metropolitan areas had around two-thirds of COVID-19 cases in West Java.Prior to distribution, the central government had also set up the family hope program, staple food card, pre-employment card, and village funds assistance for families hardest-hit by the COVID-19 outbreak.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and the Social Affairs Ministry had also distributed monthly cash funds worth Rp 600,000 to thousands of residents for the next three months.Bandung administration economy and development assistant Eric Mohamad Atthauriq said he welcomed the West Java administrations’ initiative to distribute cash funds to Bandung residents.Eric explained there were around 137,000 families in Bandung registered in the Data of Social Welfare (DTKS) database. Some 60,000 of them had received assistance through the family hope program and staple food aid program from the central government.”The Bandung administration is ready to distribute cash aid to the remaining 77,000 families minus the 4,668 families that have received assistance from West Java administrations,” he said.The West Java Industry and Trade Agency has also prepared 12,000 canned food packages for the residents in addition to the staple food and cash aid. (nal)Topics : West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has decided to distribute social assistance to thousands of families in Greater Bandung before officially implementing large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in the area amid efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.Starting on Sunday, the governor distributed staple food aid worth Rp 350,000 (US$22.50) and Rp 150,000 in cash to 5,492 families in Bandung and Cimahi, West Java.”The sooner [we give the aid] the better. We decided to distribute the funds to residents, while we’re continuously collecting data on more beneficiaries,” Ridwan said in the Central Processing Office of state-owned postal company PT Pos Bandung on Sunday.Ridwan said his administration would distribute monthly assistance for the next four months.”There are 4,668 beneficiaries in Bandung and 824 beneficiaries in Cimahi,” Ridwan said.He also said the administrations would hand out similar aid to around 18,000 families in West Bandung regency gradually.”Our target is to distribute the funds in the first 10 days of every month. So some residents will receive the funds on the fifth day of the month while others will get it on the 10th,” Ridwan said.The administration cooperated with Pos Bandung to distribute the aid packages as well as online-based motorcycle taxi drivers.He said he had asked all regents and mayors who were planning to implement PSBB to renew their beneficiaries’ data.last_img read more

Suriname declared IGG winners!

first_imgAFTER Triumphing in four of the seven sporting disciplines and amassing 91 points, Suriname was last evening declared the overall winners of the Inter Guiana “Goodwill” Games, after Guyana finished behind with 85 points. At last evening’s closing ceremony which was held at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH),it was announced that while Guyana made a clean sweep of the table tennisThe Suriname delegation displaying their hardware at the end of last night’s closing ceremony! The Suriname delegation displaying their hardware at the end of last night’s closing ceremony!competition,dominated the athletics competition, and won the male volleyball competition, it was Suriname who walked away with wins in swimming, badminton, basketball and FUTSAL football.Guyana and Suriname shared the spoils in the volleyball competition in which Suriname won on the distaff side.The various teams and individuals were presented with their prizes at last evening’s closing ceremony, where Suriname Director of Sport, Luciano Mentowikromo, during his address, congratulated Guyana on another successful hosting of the Games.Mentowikromo further spoke of the opportunities that the Games present,to foster better relations between the participating countries by bringing the young athletes together.“The value of the Inter Guiana Games should never be underestimated. These youngsters;they are the leaders of the future, and the earlier we can create a bond between them the better our future will be. By bringing the youngsters together we are putting together the foundation for the future.” Mentowikromo said.The feature address of the night was delivered by Guyana’s own Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, who congratulated the various sporting associations that participated,commending them for taking the time to prepare the athletes.He noted that this year’s hosting of the Games was an opportunity to identify shortcomings that may need to be rectified in the hosting of the annual Games, pointing out that Guyana is still at a disadvantage when it comes to competing in sports against countries like Suriname,because sports still remains largely left out of our school curriculum.last_img read more

Cricket News Virat Kohli achieves yet another milestone, this time as skipper in Adelaide Test

first_imgNew Delhi: When it comes to notching milestones and smashing records on a consistent basis, Virat Kohli is a colossus in the modern day. The Indian cricket skipper has notched up so many records that the ordinary cricket fan has lost count of how many records and milestones the cricketer has achieved in his period. In Adelaide, Kohli became the fourth Indian player after VVS Laxman, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid to hit 1000 Test runs in Australia. In the Adelaide Test, Kohli has fallen for 3 and 34 but on day 3, he achieved yet another record, this time as captain.The right-hander became the first Indian captain to score 2000 runs in overseas conditions. The previous highest tally of runs by an Indian captain in overseas conditions belonged to Sourav Ganguly, who hit 1693 runs at an average of 43.41. Kohli achieved the feat when he flicked Pat Cummins to the deep midwicket fence for three runs to go past the landmark.Read More | Kohli’s celebration would make us look like ‘worst blokes in world’Kohli is the ninth international skipper to go past 2000 runs in overseas Tests. South Africa’s Graeme Smith leads the tally with 4853 runs at an average of 53 with 15 centuries. Apart from Smith, West Indies skipper Clive Lloyd, New Zealand’s Steven Fleming, Australia’s Allan Border, Ricky Ponting and Bob Simpson, England’s Alastair Cook and Pakistan’s Misbah ul Haq are the others to have reached this milestone.Read More | Kohli booed by Adelaide crowd, surprisingly Ponting is not amusedSmith has captained in the most games and has also the highest tally of centuries and fifties among all captains in the world. Kohli, along with Steve Waugh and Michael Clarke, are the only players to have more centuries than fifties as skipper. Kohli, who has scored nine centuries, is tied second for the most number of overseas ton with Lloyd.In the current Indian team, Kohli is the only batsman to have hit centuries in England, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. The right-hander has hit centuries in six out of the seven countries he has played a Test against, with Bangladesh being the only exception. With age still on Kohli’s side, he has the capability to smash plenty of records in the coming years. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Michael Fulmer injury update: Tigers pitcher will have Tommy John surgery

first_imgThis is really bad news for Tigers fans.Right-hander Michael Fulmer, who experienced soreness in his elbow after a recent bullpen session, has been advised, in a second opinion by Dr. James Andrews, to undergo Tommy John surgery, the team announced Tuesday. An update on Michael Fulmer:— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) March 19, 2019The 26-year-old went for a third opinion in hopes of getting a different diagnosis, but he was told the same thing: he needs to go under the knife.”If you go to court for something and you’re sentenced to basically the death penalty, you’re going to want to try to appeal it, right?” Fulmer told reporters. “It’s the worst outcome possible, and I wanted to see another set of eyes just to see if he had any alternative.” Related News MLB reportedly discussing ‘sweeping changes’ to minor league pay, living conditions He is expected to miss all of 2019.The righty underwent ulnar transposition surgery on his elbow in September 2017 and missed the rest of the season.Fulmer then went 3-12 with a 4.69 ERA with the Tigers last season after coming back from the surgery. Before the season-ending surgery in 2017, he was 10-12 with a 3.83 ERA in 164 2/3 innings pitched and was 11-7 in 2016 with a 3.06 ERA.center_img Fulmer was shut down by the Tigers last week to focus on his lower-body mechanics, manager Rod Gardenhire told reporters. He did not say at the time the starter was shut down due to injury, but Fulmer had an MRI exam on the elbow. MLB trade rumors: Padres, Indians still in discussions for Trevor Bauer, Corey Kluberlast_img read more

Coca-Cola Company Executive Consoles Liberians

first_imgThe Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the global multinational corporation, Coca-Cola Company, Alexander B.  Cummings, Jr., has assured Liberians that the Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company (LCCBC) will continue to invest in Liberia and remain operational during this difficult times owing to the outbreak of the Ebola pandemic in the country.Mr. Cummings, who flew into Monrovia last Friday on a private jet,  gave the assurance at a press conference held at the LCCBC production plant in Paynesville shortly after his arrival.“We felt it is important to visit Liberia during this difficult period to show support and solidarity”, said Mr. Cummings, who headed a high powered seven-man  Coca-Cola delegation.The Liberian-born  Coca-Cola top executive  said “as a Liberian and  relatively successful, if we expect others to help us, we must take the lead.  That is why we are here, to say CoCa-Cola shares the concern of Liberia and other countries hit by the Ebola Virus Disease”.Cummings who has work for Coca-Cola Company in many capacities since 1997, said though Coca-Cola business in Liberia is down by 60%, due to the Ebola crisis, the company is still keeping its workforce intact and is not scaling down or laying-off any of its staff members.Mr. Cummings announced further  Coca-Cola’s plan to open a second production line worth about US$5 million dollars for the production of different kinds of assorted fruit juices and bottled  water in Liberia.Moreover, Mr. Cummings said that as part of its social corporate responsibilities, the LCCBC is constructing a modern science and technology school at the cost of US$1.2 million in the Duport Road community.“We want to assure the Liberian government and people that Coca-Cola will remain operational in Liberia and will do everything possible to help the country during this difficult period,” told the press conference. Other members of the Coca-Cola delegation to Liberia  included: Alfonso Bosch, Chief Executive Officer, Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company (ECCBC), Sierra Leone; Curt Ferguson, President, Coca-Cola Middle East and North Africa; Alfonso L. Daurella, Chairman ECCBC, Sergio Codonyer, Public Affairs and Communication Director (ECCBC) and Geert Bross, General Manager North Africa Region.The Coca-Cola Executive Vice President also asserted that LCCBC is playing very important role in the fight against Ebola scourge. “We will continue to help in the fight against Ebola until it is finally  kicked  out of Liberia and West Africa”, he said.Filling the Daily Observer in on LCCBC’s  donation to the fight against the Ebola malady in Liberia,  Victor Bostor George, Public Affairs and Communication Manager at the LCCBC   said, 300 Ebola kits and 160 empty gallons were given to household in the immediate environment of the company.Additionally, George said, 1,900 cases of water bottles were given to Ebola Treatment Units, US$2,000 was given to the Ebola Trust Fund, 30 thermometers to the Ebola Task Force along with US$48,000 worth of anti-ebola materials.George disclosed that two 40-foot containers containing more than US$200,000 worth of anti-ebola materials  are expected in the country to be donated towards the fight against Ebola.Established in 1949, the company was known as the United States Trading Company (USTC) but changed name in 2005 to the Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company (LCCBC). About 190 Liberians are in the employ of the LCCBC.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Defendant claims he found victim dead

first_imgHead in Bucket trial– to know fate next weekDefence Attorney Damian Da Silva and State Prosecutor Seeta Bishundial on Thursday presented closing arguments in the case involving Vindra Siriram who has been accused of submerging the head of his common-law wife, Shelly-Ann Persaud, in a five-gallon bucket of water between June 9 and June 10, 2014.The defence team contended that the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the accused murdered the mother of his three children at their Friendship, East Bank Demerara (EBD) home.In an unsworn statement before Justice James Bovell-Drakes, the murder accusedAccused: Vindra Siriramtold the court that he loved his wife and also wanted to know who killed her, claiming that he was beaten by the Police. In addition, he stated at a garbage bag was placed over his head and was forced to sign a caution statement.Siriram claimed that in fact, on the morning of June 10, he woke up and found his wife in that position and immediately called out to a neighbour. This, he contended, is evidence of his innocence.“I did not kill my wife. I wake up and saw her like that…. If I killed my wife, I would never sit down home and cry.” This he claimed he told the Police at the Ruimveldt Police Station.He added that a rank told him that “people like me don’t deserve to live in society and you’re going to go to jail for the rest of your life”. The defendant also stated that on the Monday before the murder, after work, the bus stopped at Herstelling, EBD, where he and some co-workers drank at a rum shop before leaving around 19:00h.Siriram noted that after he reached home, an argument erupted between him and his wife during which he was hit to the wrist. He added that after his daughter parted them, he went and “get knock-out” and woke up around 02:00h the following day.The accused went on to add that the back door was left open and as he looked outside, he saw his wife lying face down in the five-gallon bucket of water.The defendant further explained to the court that after hollering for “Shell!” and no getting a response, he called out to a neighbour, “Aunty Iris”, ‘“please come andDeceased: Shelly-Ann Persaudsee how I wake up and see Shelly”.“I asked her to call the Police and she asked: ‘Did you do this?’ and I told her, ‘I did not kill Shelly’,” he told the jury.Siriram added that he went across the road and spoke to Shelly-Ann’s father, Ovin Morris and “Seon” and told them, “Come and see how I wake up and see Shelly.”Prosecutor Bishundial, however, impressed upon the jury members that they should not be fooled by Siriram’s story, adding that it was built on convenient explanations.She recalled the testimony of Persaud’s sister, Sherry-Ann, who witnessed the accused slapping her sister in front of others. Witnesses, including the couple’s young daughter, testified that Siriram and Persaud would often fight.The pathologist testified that there were marks of violence about the body and signs of compression as if someone forced her down.Persaud who had known Siriram since she was 13 was said to have dropped out of school during the relationship. The jury is expected to deliberate on Tuesday afternoon. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more


first_imgAcross the county dozens of schools are getting ready to put on their annual musical offerings.Crana College in Buncrana are one such school. This year the pupils from the well-known Inishowen school are putting on the legendary Grease.This video goes behind the scenes to show the hard work (and craic!) that is behind putting on a stage show.The show itself will be produced at St Mary’s Hall for three nights on Tuesday, November 15th, Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th.Tickets are selling fast so those interested should contact the school. EndsCRANA COLLEGE GETS ‘GREASED UP’ FOR HIT MUSICAL was last modified: October 23rd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CRANA COLLEGEGREASElast_img read more