Tayshia Adams Didn’t Talk to Her Ex-Husband Before ‘The Bachelorette’

first_imgThough her first marriage didn’t work out, Adams hasn’t closed herself off to the possibility of finding The One — again. While meeting her lucky suitors, the former Bachelor contestant admitted it wasn’t difficult to be honest about her divorce.Tayshia Adams Reveals If Her Ex-Husband Reached Out After Emotional TrailerTayshia Adams’ ex-husband, Josh Bourelle. Courtesy D&J Roofing Inc./Instagram“It’s not hard at all [to talk about] because it’s definitely something that I’ve experienced in the past and it led me to today,” she told Us. “But I don’t want it to define me because it doesn’t define me. It’s just something that I grew from and I learned from.”In a dramatic new Bachelorette teaser, Adams told the men vying for her heart that she was ready to “really dive in deep and find my life partner” after getting “married and divorced at a really young age.” Speaking directly to the camera, Adams later admitted through tears that “the fear of divorce” would always haunt her.- Advertisement – Not looking back! Tayshia Adams‘ divorce from ex-husband Josh Bourelle might play a big role in her dramatic turn on The Bachelorette, but she’s still on “cloud nine.”The 30-year-old California native dished about her journey on season 16 of the ABC dating series following Clare Crawley‘s engagement to Dale Moss during the Thursday, November 5, episode. As she prepared to make her highly-anticipated debut at La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, California, Adams revealed that she didn’t hear from Bachelor Nation exes Colton Underwood and John Paul Jones — or from Bourelle.Tayshia Adams Reveals If Her Ex-Husband Reached Out After Emotional TrailerTayshia Adams on ‘The Bachelorette’. ABC- Advertisement – Despite her reservations about pursuing another engagement, the Bachelor in Paradise alum was able to use her past experience to help guide her to her perfect match.“Having been married before, I feel like … I’m not just going to do anything just to do something. I’m not going to do it because I feel like I need to or do this and that. I’m going to do it because it’s the right thing to do, and I’m excited and happy,” she told Us. “If it were to happen, it’d be with the right sentiment.”The Bachelorette airs on ABC Tuesdays 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 “Just let a girl live,” she teased while speaking with Us Weekly exclusively on Monday, November 9.Adams and the roofing contractor were together for six years before they tied the knot in February 2016. After less than two years of marriage, Bourelle filed for divorce in October 2017. The former phlebotomist later had her maiden name restored after finalizing her divorce in November 2017. Earlier this year, the reality TV star opened up about trying to salvage her marriage before finally calling it quits.“When things were getting really bad, we were like, OK, we need to go see a counselor,” Adams recalled during an October episode of the “Click Bait” podcast. “Actually, that was my doing, because I knew I needed to do absolutely everything in order to know that was the end of the road. … At that point, you kind of walk through some things and you try as hard as you can, but you can’t force someone to love you.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Ordinances reveal hostility toward homeless

first_imgOne of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s most ambitious goals is to get Los Angeles out of the housing crisis.That’s why standing in front of Circa, a $500 million dollar luxury complex whose grandeur prompts comparisons to Times Square, the mayor celebrated a cultural renaissance in the city last month as well as an economic revitalization of downtown Los Angeles. However, just a few days later, he was silent about nearby Skid Row activists protesting both delays in the construction of affordable housing projects as well as the recent passage of city ordinances 56.11 and 63.44, which criminalize homeless encampments in the area.Garcetti’s silence on city ordinances 56.11 and 63.44 reinforces accusations of Los Angeles’ history of housing discrimination; the bills grant legal authority for the seizure of homeless encampments and codify a “cleansing” of public areas at the expense of local residents. Violators are given 24 hours to remove all belongings from public sidewalks before their houses can be legally dismantled and their possessions destroyed. Without the means to pay fines and purchase housing, an entire community’s history and way of life have become illegal under city law.For a mayor who promised to build 100,000 new houses by 2021, this criminalization of homelessness underscores the city’s hostility to impoverished residents. A lack of compassionate policy solutions to the housing crunch sweeps away poor, primarily black and Latino residents’ property in the name of “economic revitalization.”The mayor is right about the need for housing solutions. Los Angeles is known for problems with housing equality, from its vacancy rate, which is lower than New York City’s, to its stunted housing permits per capita, which is lower than San Francisco’s. The majority of the city’s homeless remain primarily black and Latino, and minority families with discounted housing vouchers face traditional hostility in newer, suburban neighborhoods. The city’s notoriously brutal treatment of Skid Row residents and anemic municipal support for subsidized housing only worsen the rent/wage discrepancy and hike up the city’s historically high poverty rates. The establishment of 650 luxury condominiums, however, is an inappropriate response to housing inequities, and Garcetti’s lack of constructive dialogue only makes the city’s horrendous history of housing abuse all the more apparent.Harassment of the homeless downtown takes after a history of housing discrimination in the city. A 1968 epidemic of overt refusals of home sales and bank loans to black home buyers prompted the Fair Housing reforms in 1968, and almost two decades later, police crackdowns on Skid Row destroyed entire communities and left them without support or housing solutions.But even the fatal March shooting of a black homeless Skid Row resident raised questions over the brutal Los Angeles Police Department tactics in the area; while Los Angeles has taken large strides from the overt discrimination from the 1940s, the city’s languid response to homelessness and police brutality mark a tradition of neglect. The municipal government’s obsession with “cleaning the streets” and victimizing the homeless creates violent living conditions for those already struggling to survive.Today, the homeless spike in Los Angeles presents uncomfortable discussions about race and class amid the city’s remarkable economic and cultural growth. While construction cranes and new businesses dot the skylines of Century City, Santa Monica and downtown L.A., homeless shelters and housing projects support less than a third of the city’s homeless population. The mayor’s race for a new, cleaner town prompts questions over what his cleansing entails; Garcetti’s lack of response to police crackdowns on people’s homes and pandering to luxury business development hints at a vision for the city which excludes the needs of the minority groups who require it most.Los Angeles’ homeless need homes, not forced relocation policies that pressure them to leave. Affordable housing models have already been proven in large metropolitan areas to provide the poor with shelter and reduce stress on social services, but over 50 percent of Los Angeles’ homeless budget ends up in the hands of the police.Utah’s Housing First program, which provided thousands of homeless residents with homes, saved tens of thousands of dollars in social services all while treating people with basic respect. Los Angeles may be a completely different beast, but it certainly needs more humane solutions to poverty than current policies. As it increases its rapid pace of Downtown development, the city must not lose sight of a population struggling to find their own home.At USC, students take classes two metro stops away from one of the largest homeless populations in the United States. On a closed campus at one of America’s finest research institutions, it is easy to forget the privilege of living in a house, much less finding a home.Especially in a city enjoying a massive surge in urban development, students must look beyond “economic revitalization” rhetoric and search for the families and the faces impacted by Los Angeles’ race towards urbanization. Organizations for housing sustainability in immigrant and low-income neighborhoods are fighting to preserve a way of life in a city already difficult to live in. Finding solutions to an unsustainable housing system may be a requisite first step toward building the city as a home for everyone.last_img read more

Shane Warne, Kevin Pietersen fined over seatbelt violation

first_imgFormer Test cricketers Shane Warne, Michael Slater and Kevin Pietersen have been fined $300 for failing to wear seatbelts by Tasmanian police who spotted the offense in a video on Warne’s Facebook page.The four-minute video showed Warne, his former Australia teammate Slater and England’s Pietersen traveling in a van with former Australia captain Mark Taylor and Ian Healy. The group form the cricket commentary team for Australia’s Channel Nine.After being filmed for a couple of minutes, the men realized their mistake and put on seatbelts. But sharp-eyed visitors to Warne’s page commented on their infringement and alerted police who investigated.In a statement police said infringements were issued “after police reviewed a video posted on one of the men’s Facebook page.”last_img read more

CEO HMM Looking to Double Vessel Capacity by 2022

first_imgzoom South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) intends to double its vessel capacity by 2022 as part of the company’s long-term plan, C.K. Yoo, HMM President & CEO, said in its New Year message. The plan includes the recently unveiled 22,000 TEU newbuilding construction project that is expected to be realized this year.As explained by Yoo, HMM’s maritime technology sector needs to improve the efficiency of ships operation in an effort to enhance the safety and fuel consumption. Further, the sector needs to focus on all of the technologies applicable to the building of mega containerships, in addition to keeping a close eye on new technologies which may turn out to be a “game changer.”To prepare for mega growth in 2020, the company plans to launch many projects in the IT sector such as the upgrade of operational and analytic programs, in addition to equipment and ship optimization programs.“This year, the first year in our preparation for 2020, is likely to be another year of uncertainty. According to the latest reports from various maritime research institutions, while they are positive about the prospects of the world economy this year overall, they cite protectionism, unstable oil prices and regional oversupply of tonnage as negative challenges for the shipping industry,” Yoo said.“Under these circumstances, while we deal with such a fluid environment with flexibility and agility, we ought to persistently pursue growth and profitability,” he added.During the past year, the company concluded deals with K2 and 2M, making use of its tonnages and achieving “synergy as a result of the cooperation.” Now, HMM is to design products in newly added services in the East-West lane and offer more products, combined with expanded coverage in Asia through the cooperation with K2.In 2017, five VLCC and two 11,000 TEU containerships compliant with the new environmental regulations in 2020 were ordered or acquired by the company.“In the wet bulk sector, we will make the most of the new order for five VLCC vessels… Also, the dry bulk sector should revamp the tonnages to be more competitive as the old chartered tonnages are being returned to owners,” Yoo continued.HMM also acquired operational rights or partial ownership of several terminals at key hub ports in an aim “to establish a long belt of hub ports connecting East and West, from the US west coast ports to Rotterdam in Europe.”Moreover, the company reached the four million TEU milestone in annual lifting in 2017, compared to three million TEU in 2016.In the future, HMM’s focus will be on optimal use of vessel and terminal assets, as informed by the CEO.“I am convinced that these achievements have laid a solid foundation for our long-term plan where we continue to consider ways of doubling our vessel capacity by 2022 including the launching of mega containerships as we deem the environmental regulations in 2020 as a golden opportunity for our resurgence,” Yoo concluded.last_img read more

Albertas proposed cannabis legislation includes mix of private and public sales

first_imgEDMONTON – The Alberta government plans to control the online sale of legalized marijuana but will leave over-the-counter sales to private operators.Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley introduced the rules in proposed legislation Thursday, but details on how sales would work have yet to be determined.“This is a major shift for our province and one that has to be made very quickly with a lot of complex questions,” said Ganley.“We believe this plan represents what the majority of Albertans want to see.”There are still questions about how online weed would be delivered.Private cannabis stores would have to be physically separate from stores that sell alcohol, tobacco or pharmaceuticals — but how that would be legally defined hasn’t been determined.“They do have to be in a completely separate premises,” said Ganley, but added that this could include businesses that are separate but part of the same structure, such as in a strip mall.Ganley said the government will finalize those decisions by early next year.The stores would not be allowed to sell anything but cannabis and cannabis-related products.Marijuana distribution would be run by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission and there would be ways to ensure that minors couldn’t buy weed off the internet.How many cannabis stores would be allowed would be up to the commission, but retailers would have to undergo background checks. All staff would have to be 18 or older.Jeff Mooij, who works for a medical marijuana clinic and wants to become a bricks and mortar retailer, said he expects demand will quickly outstrip supply.“(The lineups) will be huge, there’s no doubt about it,” he said, saying other jurisdictions in the United States, such as Colorado, have had marijuana shortages. “The feds need to step up this (growing) process.”Mooij suggested Alberta will need well over 200 licensed producers. He said there are 73 right now that are licensed and only half of them are producing product.Ken Kobly of the Alberta Chambers of Commerce said the proposed model is the best way to balance private enterprise with public safety.“The primary concern is obviously ensuring only those (legally) permitted to purchase cannabis are able to do so,” said Kobly.The bill also proposes legislation for initiatives announced last month by Ganley in a draft cannabis framework:— Minimum age to buy and use cannabis is to be 18, the same as alcohol.— Maximum public possession limit is to be 30 grams.— Zero tolerance for youth possessing pot.— Maximum of four pot plants per household.— Smoking and vaping cannabis banned wherever tobacco use is banned.— No cannabis allowed on hospital grounds, schools and anywhere kids gather such as playgrounds, splash parks and sports fields.Provinces and territories have been working on rules for cannabis since the federal government announced last spring that it will legalize recreational use of marijuana by July 1.Quebec is taking a different approach with legislation that proposes that all cannabis cultivated in the province must be sold by the government, through a subsidiary of the provincially run liquor board. It would also be illegal to cultivate cannabis for personal or commercial use, unless authorized by the government.Ottawa will be in charge of overall health issues and regulations, while provinces will distribute and sell cannabis while keeping roads, schools and workplaces safe.The provinces and Ottawa are still working on who should get what percentage of taxes.The federal government is revising and toughening up Criminal Code charges for anyone caught driving impaired while under the influence of cannabis or a mix of cannabis and alcohol.Earlier this week, Alberta announced it will add its own administrative penalties, including zero tolerance on cannabis for new drivers.The province is still working on updating workplace rules to address the risk of cannabis impairment on the job.last_img read more