‘Bachelorette’ Frontrunner Dale Moss Was a Party City Model — See the Pics

Before competing for Clare Crawley’s heart on the latest season of The Bachelorette, Dale Moss did some modeling.

This week, photos of the former football player modeling Halloween costumes for Party City surfaced online. The costume pics show Dale as a buff Superman, a Roman centurion and a taco. Dale has yet to comment on the photos, but has previously opened up about his modeling aspirations and wanting a “Ryan Seacrest” career.

“Currently, I am a model with Wilhelmina International, and a sports and entertainment host,” the former NFL player told Midco Sports Network over the summer. “That’s always been one of my focuses. I think how Ryan Seacrest has built a brand and really an empire is really amazing, and I would love to model my career after him.”

Dale and Clare made quite the connection on the Bachelorette premiere. The Sacramento-based hairstylist was clearly smitten with him from the moment he stepped out of the limo.

“I definitely feel like I just met my husband,” Clare said after her encounter with Dale. “Oh my god.” 

However, some of Dale’s fellow suitors have accused him of being “phony” and “fraudulent,” warning, “Dale’s maybe not who Clare thinks he is.”

However, Clare had nothing but good things to say to ET about Dale, sharing that her connection with the former football star made her feel “that feeling that I’ve never felt before.”

“Just standing in front of a man, connecting on that level, and it being electric between each other – I’ve never felt that instantly like that before,” she admitted. “I had never felt it before, and I never even knew what to expect with those feelings. When you have not experienced it or felt it, you don’t know if it exists, but when you feel it, you know exactly what that feeling is.”

The Bachelorette airs Tuesdays at 8pm PT/ET on ABC.

‘Bachelorette’ Clare Crawley’s Men Threaten to ‘All Go Home’

‘The Bachelorette’: Did Clare and Dale Talk Before Filming Began?

‘The Bachelorette’: The Men Start Coming After Dale

Source Article

Jersey City awarded $295K grant for model COVID-19 response

Jersey City has received a grant of nearly $300,000 to continue its work in addressing the racial health inequities during the coronavirus pandemic, city officials said.

The city is one of just 25 communities across the country awarded by the Kresge Foundation for its response to the leading in the midst of challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and working to solve issues of racial injustice. The Kresge Foundation invests more than $160 million annually to foster economic and social change.

City officials say the city will be the first in the world to serve as a pilot for multi-platform global applications through the one-of-a-kind partnership where the curriculum being developed is based on Jersey City’s work towards creating a healthy city. It is expected that the Jersey City’s approach will serve as an international model for cities worldwide.

City officials said the $295,263 grant will be used to increase staff training and further deliver equitable, racially, and ethnically appropriate services to diverse communities throughout the entire city.

“As the most diverse city in the nation, our residents have diverse needs, and we’re committed to expanding critical resources many residents rely on.,” Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop said. “We will continue to identify and address health disparities and to ensure we meet the emerging needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The training component will help develop and certify professional staff to address behavioral health issues and integrating best practices on violence prevention into department programs and services.

Jersey City saw a 300% increase in demand for Meals on Wheels during the height of the pandemic and enlisted local transportation services and the like to help deliver the meals.

“We have drastically improved public access to the myriad of health services we offer from meal deliveries to mental health services, to public showers, to distributing hand sanitizers and masks, and everything in between,” said Stacey Flanagan, director of the city’s Health and Human Services Department. “We are meeting the historic demand for our city services, and this grant is a much-needed financial boost to be able to expand upon our success to ensure no one is left behind.”

Also during the height of the pandemic, the city’s public showers were reopened with expanded hours to help the homeless maintain sanitation and hygiene, a key factor in curbing the spread of the virus. The location has also provided city an opportunity to provide useful support and supplies, including free flu shots and rapid response COVID-19 testing.

These efforts are part of an initiative in which Jersey City was chosen as one of five cities worldwide to engage in a partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF), changing how government approaches public policy as it relates to the global fabric of a healthier world.

———

©2020 NJ Advance Media Group, Edison, N.J.

Visit NJ Advance Media Group, Edison, N.J. at www.nj.com

Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

Continue Reading

Source A

Forest City Clinched The Title Of Global Model Of Coastal Ecological Environment Protection, Winning SCAHSA For The 5th Time

SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Global Forum on Human Settlements, the 15th Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2020) was organized in a virtual format as an observance of Urban October on October 15-16, 2020, with the theme being “Post-Pandemic Recovery and Transformation: Resilient Cities, Healthy Planet”. Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Chairman of GFHS, Former UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative delivered the opening address.

As a highlight of this annual meeting, the “Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards Ceremony 2020” (SCAHSA 2020) was held on the evening of 16 October. Forest City, located in Johor, Malaysia, has won the “Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards 2020 (SCAHSA) Global Model of Coastal Ecological Environment Protection”, for its excellent urban green ecosystem construction and development, adhering to the environmental protection concept throughout urban planning, construction, development and operations.

During the award ceremony, Dr. Awni Behnam, Former United Nations Assistant Secretary General, Honorary President of the International Ocean Institute (IOI), announced that Forest City was awarded the “Global Model of Coastal Ecological Environment Protection”. Many guests at the event highly recognized Forest City for its achievement. Dr. Ralph D. Wahnschafft, Senior Advisor on Sustainable Development Policies of Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS), pointed that sustainable development requires long-term continuous investment, and Forest City has done so by adopting green technology in the design and construction process to create more livable spaces. Mr. Alex Camprubi, Member of the Technical Committee of the Asian Habitat Society in consultative status with the United Nations (ECOSOC), praised Forest City’s consistent ecological and environmental protection measures, which not only fully reflected the sense of corporate social responsibility, but also achieved the balanced development of urban operations and green ecology.

Mr. Alex Camprubi, Member of the Technical Committee of the Asian Habitat Society in consultative status with the United Nations (ECOSOC) with Dr. Kelly Wang, Deputy General Manager of Country Garden Overseas and SAR Division, the representative of Forest City

This is the fifth consecutive year that Forest City has received this international award. In 2019, Forest City won the “Global Green Smart City Award” for its green buildings and smart city development. In 2018, Forest City won the ” Global Model of City-Industry Integration Award”, and its industrialized building system IBS won the ” Global Model of Green Building Industrial Park (IBS Park)” in 2017. In 2016, Forest City won the title of”Global Human Settlements Award on Planning and Design”.

Forest City - Global Model of Coastal Ecological Environment Protection 2020

In September 2020, Forest City published Forest City Ecological Development Action Plan during the launch of its Eco Museum Phase 1 Exhibition Hall. The plan outlined the goals and targets of eco city development, operation and management from the start of project development in 2014 towards the future. Following this plan, Forest City will carry out green infrastructure development as a foundation, leverage on high-tech industries to enhance urban economic development, and eventually become a green and vibrant city with diversified industries and cultures.

Forest City Overview

Dr. Kelly Wang, Deputy General Manager of Country Garden’s Overseas and SAR Division, received the award on behalf of Forest City. She said: “Forest City has always adhered to sustainable development, focusing on the balanced development of

Florida city sells swans after Queen’s gift leads to overpopulation

A Florida city is selling dozens of its beloved swans to the public, after birds donated by Queen Elizabeth II in 1957 led to overpopulation.

Swans have lived in Lakeland, Florida, since at least 1923, according to the city, but by 1953 had all been eaten by alligators or fallen prey to dogs.

A Lakeland woman who was living in England at the time wrote to the Queen to ask for a gift of swans.

The given pair bred, and now 36 mute white swans are being sold.

The city, which has a swan as its symbol, did a “wellness check” on their entire flock prior to the sale. Proceeds of the sale will go towards their $10,000 (£7,700) annual feeding budget.

In addition to mute swans, black swans also reside at Lake MortonIn addition to mute swans, black swans also reside at Lake Morton
In addition to mute swans, black swans also reside at Lake Morton

“It’ll be hard to say goodbye,” Parks and Recreation Supervisor Steve Platt, who is known as “The Swanfather”, told the Lakeland Ledger newspaper.

The swans all live around Lake Morton in the city of 112,000 people, about 35 miles east of Tampa.

The city is charging $400 per swan. The buyers were chosen via raffle, and were contacted on Friday to arrange for pick up.

A Lakeland sculpture of a swanA Lakeland sculpture of a swan
The city of Lakeland uses a swan as its official logo

What is the history of the swans?

According to historians, a woman who was living in England while her husband was stationed there for the US Air Force, wrote to Buckingham Palace asking the Queen for a donation from her royal flock.

She agreed, as long as the Floridians raised the $300 to capture and safely import the breeding pair. While awaiting transport, a barge sank in London’s Thames River, covering the pair in oil and delaying their journey.

After they were cleaned off, they were successfully delivered to Lakeland on 9 February 1957. But within a week, the pair had gone missing, triggering a frantic helicopter search before they were safely rediscovered.

There have been other swan sales previously held in 2014 and 2011. Anyone who lives near a fresh body of water is welcome to apply for the lottery, officials add.

Most swans in Britain are technically property of the monarchy. Until 1998 it was considered treasonous to kill one. One of the Queen’s royal titles – in addition to Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith and Commander in Chief of the British Armed Forces – is Seigneur of the Swans.

Mute swans, which are the type being sold, are identified by their “deep red bill and jet black feet”, the city said, and are those descended from the Queen’s royal flock.

You might also like:

Source Article

A Do It Yourself Wedding in New York City For $10,000 Or Less, Is It Possible?

A do-it-yourself (DIY) wedding in New York City sounds like an oxymoron, but it can be done. There are various ways of complying with that statement above and all for under $10,000. Well, under $10,000. You can still have quite an extravagant wedding, even an over the top wedding for under $10,000 AND in New York. Let me show you how it can be done, including your honeymoon. Now I know you’re thinking that is an impossibility. My husband and I did it and so can you.

It mostly depends on just what it is you want your fantasy day to say and whether or not one thing is the most important item or if you would prefer to have featured several things. For me I wanted the colors of our wedding to be featured, my dress and the water feature for my husband at the reception. At another time I will tell you about my excursions to and from the various locations to secure, just what I wanted for my wedding. Right now, I will give you the nitty-gritty about what I reaped from my excursions.

What if you only wanted one thing to be the major featured item? Of course, it does not have to be just one thing, it can be several, but just so you don’t go crazy, I suggest you choose one to two items rather than a whole slew, but if you want more than that, don’t do any more than five. Most brides start off believing they can do it all and realize within eight to six months of the wedding that they can not. A friend’s help comes in quite handily, after all your really close friends will have asked you all along what they can do to help. At about ten to eight months out from the wedding is the best time to take them up on their offers. I did. More about me later, though. I have a friend who did a wedding with a potluck reception at a very famous church here in Manhattan and even though it was phenomenally delicious, to my idea that was not even the featured item in her wedding. I am getting ahead of myself though.

Her wedding had a committee of three women -the project managers- to help her stay within her budget which was WAY under $10,000. I believe she and her new husband paid no more than $6000 for their entire wedding, which included the reception space in that very same famous church. They did not pay for catering which can be quite pricey when it comes to weddings. In fact, the wedding couple paid nothing for the food at the reception, so plus the cost of the space, If they’d paid for catering it would have run close to the $6000 for their 150 guests. By having a potluck, she paid nothing other than the cost of the hall. The Riverside Church Chapel for me cost $800 (In a previous …