Rebel Wilson: I’ve ‘Come Into My Own’ During My Wellness Journey

first_imgRebel Wilson’s Transformation Through the Years Read article “I feel so much healthier,” the Pitch Perfect actress, 40, said on the Tuesday, November 10, episode of The Drew Barrymore Show. “And I don’t know whether it’s a thing with ladies when you turn 40, [but] I feel like I really have come into my own now and not just with health but with my career.”Wilson continued, “I feel more in control and I get to produce movies now, which is amazing, and kind of have more control of the content. I just feel like everything seems to be coming together, maybe I’m a late bloomer or something, but I’m slowly getting it together.”Rebel Wilson: I’ve ‘Come Into My Own’ During My Wellness JourneyCourtesy of Rebel Wilson/InstagramThe Australia native also got candid about the road to her prioritizing her health. She admitted that she realized she was an emotional eater, which was sparked by the pressure of becoming a household name. “I was going all around the world, jet setting everywhere and eating a ton of sugar — that was kind of my vice. I have a very sweet tooth, I love desserts,” she explained. “I’ve tried, like so many women out there, fads and diets and things before and I’m like, ‘I need to do a really holistic approach this time.’ I think what I mainly suffered from was emotional eating and dealing with the stress of becoming famous internationally. There is a lot of stress that comes with it and I guess my way of dealing with it was just like eating donuts.”The Hustle star continued, “So, I was working on the mental side of things of why was I doing that and why was I not valuing myself and having better self-worth? And then, also on the nutritional side. My diet was mainly all carbs, which are delicious but for my body type, I needed to eat more protein.”Rebel Wilson: I’ve ‘Come Into My Own’ During My Wellness JourneyRebel Wilson. Courtesy of Rebel Wilson/Instagram- Advertisement – When Wilson announced her “year of health,” she said that she aimed to hit 165 pounds. In October, the Cats actress revealed that she was 6 pounds away from her goal weight.The How to Be Single actress previously said that she has been trying to curb her sugar intake, and she even admitted to having “a bottle of water” in August instead of “reaching for the candies.”In September, Us Weekly confirmed that Wilson is dating Anheuser-Busch heir Jacob Busch. “Jacob adored Rebel last year before she went on her health journey,” an insider told Us at the time. “He is very old school and he is a gentleman in the way he treats Rebel. He seems to be very in love with her.” Celebrating progress. Rebel Wilson recognizes how far she has come while committing to her “year of health.” Read article Wilson has lost around 40 pounds since beginning her wellness journey in January, and she intends to “lose a few more” pounds going forward. Despite her continued plans to slim down, she said she still does “love my curves” and does not anticipate that she will “ever go too skinny.” Celebrities’ Biggest Weight Loss Transformations: Before and After Pics- Advertisement – Rebel Wilson Celebrates Halloween With BF Jacob Busch: Inside Their Romance Read article – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Pertamina, South Korean consortium to develop Dumai refinery

first_img“We would like to express our gratitude to all parties who agreed to actualize the initiative. I hope the investment will have additional strategic value, as the oil price is currently under pressure,” Bahlil said.Pertamina, through Ignatius, stated that the Dumai refinery upgrade project was prioritized.“With this agreement, Nindya Karya and the South Korean consortium have become Pertamina’s strategic partners in conducting the study on the Dumai refinery upgrade. Our company hopes an important milestone can be achieved in December,” Ignatius said. The MoU, which commissions a joint study on the Dumai refinery upgrade project, was signed by Pertamina megaprojects director Ignatius Tallulembang, Nindya Karya president director Haedar Karim and a representative of the South Korean consortium, DH Global Holdings Co. Ltd. chairman Jung Sam Seung.The refinery upgrade is part of Pertamina’s Refinery Development Master Plan (RDMP) and Grass Root Refinery program.The RDMP lays out a road map for upgrading four refineries: one in Dumai, Riau, one in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, one in Cilacap, Central Java, and one in Balongan, West Java. The Grass Root Refinery program details the company’s plans to construct two new production facilities in Tuban, East Java, and Bontang, East Kalimantan.The upgraded refineries’ total installed capacity will increase 38.2 percent to 1.21 billion barrels per day (bpd), while the new refineries will have a combined capacity of 600,000 bpd. Topics :center_img State-owned oil and gas company Pertamina has agreed to join forces with state construction firm PT Nindya Karya and a South Korean consortium to explore business opportunities for a US$1.5 billion refinery development project in Dumai, Riau.The memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by representatives of the three parties on Wednesday marked progress in Pertamina’s plan to develop its major refineries as Indonesia works toward reducing oil imports and increasing domestic oil production.“This $1.5 billion project would increase the domestic oil and fuel production capacity, which would consequently reduce our dependence on oil imports and trade deficits in the future,” Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) chairman Bahlil Lahadalia said during the signing ceremony.last_img read more

Government mulls new social assistance for cash-strapped small businesses

first_imgThe government is mulling over a plan to introduce a grant, or “productive social assistance”, to help hard-hit micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) amid the pandemic slowdown, according to a minister.“We hope it can help micro enterprises,” Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Minister Teten Masduki said in a virtual discussion on Wednesday. “The amount [of the assistance] is quite big.”However, he refused to go into further details as the plan was still under discussion. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which contribute to more than half of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), have been greatly affected by the pandemic, which has forced shops, offices and factories to close to contain the coronavirus, and hit demand.The government is seeking to speed up the disbursement of the current COVID-19 stimulus for small businesses amounting to Rp 123.46 trillion (US$8.4 billion). As of Tuesday, the government had disbursed only 9.59 percent of the budget to more than 1 million cooperatives and MSMEs.The small business stimulus is part of the government’s Rp 695.2 trillion stimulus package to speed up Indonesia’s economic recovery.Teten vowed that the government was “continuing to look for a solution” with regard to designing aid for SMEs, as the number of pandemic-hit small businesses increased faster than the stimulus disbursement. The proportion of MSMEs closing their businesses due to pandemic restrictions rose by 13.1 percentage points to 49.3 percent in April from March, according to a survey of 525 respondents between April 17 and May 22 by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).As the temporary closure stripped the small businesses of their revenue, more than half of them reduced the number of employees in April. Slashing work hours and furloughing employees were the most popular responses among the small businesses.Around half of small businesses surveyed told ADB they were running out of cash or savings. The proportion of cash-strapped MSMEs in Indonesia was larger than in other surveyed countries, namely the Philippines, Thailand and Laos.“MSMEs in all of the countries reported a serious lack of funds to regain their business, especially in Indonesia,” said Shigehiro Shinozaki, a senior economist at ADB.“More concretely, in Indonesia, 88 percent of micro enterprises reported having no cash and savings, and would run out of funds in a month.”ADB also found that most small businesses reported difficulties in getting funding amid the pandemic. As a result, around 39 percent of the small businesses borrowed money from friends and relatives, while one-fourth of them used their own remaining cash or profit.To survive the pandemic-induced downturn, 46.9 percent of the MSMEs were considering asking financial institutions for debt restructuring.Most Indonesian small businesses surveyed expressed hope they could get a loan without interest and collateral, as well as cash assistance or grants.The Cooperatives and SMEs Ministry reported Tuesday that most of the small business stimulus was disbursed through state-owned banks in the form of debt restructuring funds.The second-largest spending of the stimulus was Rp 381.4 billion for investment funds for 34 cooperatives through the Revolving Fund Management Agency (LPDB). The remainder went to the interest subsidy for MSMEs via the micro loan program (KUR).Arief Ramayandi, the principal economist at ADB, said Wednesday small businesses relied on informal sources of funding because they faced issues in accessing funding from formal financial institutions such as banks.Of the surveyed MSMEs, only 1 percent stated they borrowed from banks to get working capital. Other surveyed countries showed a similar picture, with mostly less than 8 percent of small businesses getting loans from banks.“The problem of getting funding from formal financial institutions has not emerged only because of COVID-19, but it has been around all this time,” said Arief.ADB has approved a $1.5 billion loan for Indonesia’s COVID-19 response and a $3 million grant for medical supplies.The Manila-based development bank is currently processing a funding facility worth $500 million for Indonesia’s disaster response, according to Bambang Susantono, the vice president for knowledge management and sustainable development at ADB.Topics :last_img read more

The Townsville suburbs homeowners don’t want to leave

first_imgFile imageOONOONBA, Balgal Beach and Wulguru have topped the list of suburbs where Townsville homeowners hold on to their properties the longest.According to the latest CoreLogic figures, homeowners in Oonoonba hold on to their homes for 16.3 years before selling, with a hold time of 14.7 years in Balgal Beach and 14.6 years in Wulguru.Meanwhile, homes in Bohle Plains are put on the market every five years, making it the suburb with the shortest hold period in Townsville, followed by Rosslea at 5.8 years and Bluewater Park at 6.3 years. The average hold period in Townsville for houses is 10.8 years.REIQ Queensland regional director and owner of Keyes & Co Property Damien Keyes said while Oonoonba had plenty of new homes in The Village Estate, there were still many older homes with long-term residents.“It’s likely older people who are hanging on to their homes in Oonoonba and it’s taking time for them to downsize or move into a retirement village,” Mr Keyes said.“With Fairfield Central nearby as well, that has just added to the lifestyle for people living in those homes.” More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020All three of the suburbs with the longest hold periods have residents with a median age of more than 35. In Oonoonba the median age is 41, in Balgal Beach it is 51 and in Wulguru it is 37.All three suburbs also have median house prices below the Townsville average of $340,000, with Wulguru being the cheapest at $265,000, followed by Balgal Beach at $310,000 and Oonoonba at $315,000.RE/MAX Excellence agent Rob Levy – who is selling 2 Combe Crt in Wulguru, which has not been on the market in 17 years – said lifestyle was the key factor in people staying in a suburb like Wulguru.He said properties there were usually sold to someone who was living or had previously lived in the suburb.“Wulguru is surprisingly close to the city time-wise, even though in distance it’s a bit further and at the same time it’s a nice, peaceful suburban area great for families,” Mr Levy said. “What many people don’t realise, it gets the best breeze of any suburb in Townsville because it’s close to Cleveland Bay so that breeze just wraps around the hill. “The customer satisfaction of the people I’ve put in Wulguru has been extremely good and they are very happy with the purchase and the value.”last_img read more

Regional leaders to discuss review report of regional integration movement

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders, who gather in Suriname later this week for their Inter-sessional summit, will discuss a number of issues including a report on the future direction of the regional integration grouping.A CARICOM Secretariat statement said the “crisp agenda” for the March 8-9 summit “has among its priorities, the Landell Mills review of the CARICOM Secretariat and the strategic direction of the 15-member Community.The report titled, “Turning around CARICOM: Proposals to restructure the Secretariat” had been commissioned by regional leaders at their summit in Jamaica in 2010.The CARICOM Secretariat said that the Inter-sessional summit, which will be chaired by President Desi Bouterse, will also discuss recommendations contained to restructure the grouping’s principal administrative body, the Guyana-based Secretariat.“To facilitate a robust discussion, the Community Council of Ministers will meet on Wednesday prior to the Heads of Government Conference to discuss the Report in detail and make recommendations for the Conference to consider.”The statement said that the restructuring of the CARICOM Secretariat will be done within the context of the Community’s vision, strategic direction and priorities.“The ongoing discussions on this issue began at last year’s Inter-sessional meeting in Grenada and continued at a special retreat last May in Guyana as well as at the 32nd Regular Meeting of the Conference in St Kitts and Nevis last July. “Among the other issues for discussions during the two-day summit include the high crime and violence rates in the region.The thorny issue of the governance of cricket at the national, regional and international levels is another agenda item. Discussions will be conducted against the backdrop of a continuous public debate on the matter.“Issues of sustainable development, including climate change, joint economic ventures for the establishment of CARICOM enterprises; regional air transportation and matters affecting Community relations, particularly CARICOM support to Haiti will also occupy the attention of the Community’s leaders,” the Secretariat said.It noted that a special guest at the summit will be Chile’s President, Sebastián Piñera Echenique, the Pro tempore President of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).Chile will host the next summit of the European Union and Latin American and Caribbean (EU-LAC) countries early next year.Antigua Observer Sharecenter_img Share NewsRegional Regional leaders to discuss review report of regional integration movement by: – March 5, 2012 6 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

ORVC Weekly Report (April 29 – May 4)

first_imgORVC Weekly Report  (April 29 – May 4)Players of the Week.Baseball: Brayden Bush – Rising SunSoftball: Maddie Duvall – Switzerland CountyBoys Golf: Josh Clark – MilanGirls Track: Cloey Simon – Jac-Cen-Del and Megan Cole –  South RipleyBoys Track: Owen Bates – Southwestern and Damon Hughes – Jac-Cen-DelORVC Report(April 29-May 4)2019Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img

As GSA boys roll, Taylor Schildroth is the talk of Downeast Maine

first_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Bio Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at Latest Posts BLUE HILL — Taylor Schildroth walks toward a reporter with a grin on his face. He’s used to this by now.Yes, Schildroth is willing do another interview. He’s done quite a few of them in recent weeks, and the process is nothing new to him. When you dominate high school basketball as much as he has this season, the attention is going to come.As Schildroth goes to the corner of George Stevens Academy’s gymnasium, his head coach, Dwayne Carter, smirks at him and shakes his head. He’s not about to resist an opportunity to poke fun at his leading scorer.“I’m tired of reading about you,” Carter says. “Give somebody else the spotlight for a change.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAlthough he’s far from the only star on the GSA boys’ basketball team, Schildroth is the one everyone seems to be talking about. As the undefeated and top-ranked Eagles continue to roll, Schildroth is setting records and bringing gymnasiums from his hometown of Blue Hill to rural Piscataquis County to their feet.“It’s been different, but I’m getting a bit more used to it,” Schildroth said. “Between social media, the media and people at school, it can be hard to ignore sometimes.”Schildroth has already produced several notable games this season, including a 25-point performance while sick with the flu against Ellsworth. He also had 18 in the first half in the Eagles’ 66-33 road win against Bucksport on Friday.The biggest of them all was his 61-point game against Lee Academy on Jan. 6. That game marked the most points scored by any boys’ player in Maine in at least 30 years — nobody in the state has scored more since the Maine Principals’ Association adopted the 3-pointer.“It honestly just happened so fast,” Schildroth said. “I felt good — like I could get into a rhythm — after I made the first shot. Once I made a few more from 3, it just took off from there.”Schildroth hasn’t stopped hearing about it since. It’s been a topic of conversation at gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants and other places all over Hancock County. Part of him wants to move past it — the Eagles have played two games since then and still have seven left before the playoffs start.Right now, at least, the talk isn’t as fervent as it was. He isn’t getting hundreds of texts, tweets and Facebook messages every day like he was two weeks ago. Still, now that word has spread to other communities, GSA games have become must-see action in such a basketball-crazy area.Even in Bucksport, the one town in Hancock County where high school football surpasses basketball in overall popularity, people are taking notice. Bucksport’s Ralph Jewett Gymnasium is one of the larger ones in Hancock County, and empty seats were hard to spot as GSA faced the Golden Bucks on Friday.“Everyone’s here to see this kid,” said Bucksport Sports photographer Rick McHale. “People here have been talking about him all week.”Schildroth got off to a hot start, making two baskets inside of a minute and finishing the first half with 18 points. Yet it was 6-foot-6 center Max Mattson who stole the show in the second half with two thunderous slam dunks in GSA’s 66-33 win.Between Schildroth, Mattson, Jarrod Chase, Beckett Slayton and the team’s deep bench, Carter is quick to emphasize that GSA is far from a one-man team. The Eagles have the perfect array of athleticism, size, shooting and defensive capability and have developed a habit of overpowering opponents on a nightly basis. The only team to come within 22 points of GSA thus far has been Ellsworth, which was the only team to beat GSA last year.Schildroth, in Carter’s eyes, is still a bit different from others he’s coached over the years. Few players 6-foot or shorter possess the athletic ability to get to the rim like he can. He’s dunked in practice on multiple occasions and came within an inch or two of doing so in the first half against Bucksport before laying it in at the last second. He’s crafty, too, and can shoot and pass from anywhere on the floor.“I’ve had some good and great players, but I haven’t had ones that have done what Taylor has done,” Carter said. “He can take control of a game and is just so well-rounded. When he’s on, it’s something else.”To make his point, Carter looks up at a banner that overlooks the school’s gym. The banner lists several GSA boys’ and girls’ players to have reached the 1,000-point mark. It will soon add another name in recognition of 6-foot forward Morgan Dauk, who reached the milestone for the girls’ team against Narraguagus last month.Schildroth, who currently has 927 points, will most likely join that list within a few games. Every previous GSA player to have reached that milestone has done so during his or senior year. Schildroth, on the other hand, is still a junior.“It’s going to be interesting to see where he can be a year from now because he’s just so good already,” Carter said. “To think he has the rest of this year and another year ahead of him to keep developing at the high school level, that’s going to be special.”Eventually, Schildroth wants to play in college. He’s received offers from a few schools already but has said he wants more time before making a final decision. Schildroth also plays soccer in the fall and baseball in the spring, but basketball is the sport he loves most.As GSA’s unbeaten run continues, all of that will have to wait. Schildroth and the rest of the Eagles are focused on finishing an undefeated season.“I feel really good about where we’re at and what I’m doing right now,” Schildroth said. “It’s cool to get recognition, but you also have to block it out and not let it get to your head. I want to win another championship.” MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

Cricket News Shakib Al Hasan Banned For Two Years For Not Reporting Bookie Approach: ICC

first_imgNew Delhi: Bangladesh captain and world’s best all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been banned for two years (one of those suspended), for failing to report corrupt approaches on numerous occasions, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday. Two years ago, Shakib had received an offer from a bookie, which he did not report to the ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU). Responding to the ICC action, Shakib said that he was “extremely sad” by the ICC action but admitted the charges.”I am extremely sad to have been banned from the game I love, but I completely accept my sanction for not reporting the approaches. ICC ACU is reliant on players to play a central part in fight against corruption&I didn’t do my duty in this instance,” he said.This has come as a big set back for the Bangladeshi team, which is scheduled to tour India for three T20 Internationals and two Tests, starting November 3. The squad will leave for the neighbouring country on Wednesday and Shakib will not be part of it. Bangladesh will now have to face the formidable Indian side without its biggest player.In his absence, senior-most player Mushfiqur Rahim might lead the team in Tests while one among Mahmudullah Riyadh Mosaddek Hosain is set to be the skipper in the three T20 Internationals. Shakib recently spearheaded a players’ strike before calling it off after the BCB assured that their demands, including a pay hike, will be fulfilled.After the reports of the ICC probe against Shakib in the case, Bangladesh Cricket Board chief Nazmul Hassan had also questioned his attitude. “Everything is murky. If someone doesn’t want to go, there is no issue if they communicate early. There is a kind of feeling of being indispensable within the team. Attitude has to be right. This (attitude) was not there before. There may be logical reason and I will see to those later. Right now, my concern is the India tour. I am not worried about the pipeline. We have many players,” he had said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

O’Shea extends contract at Harlequins

first_imgHarlequins director of rugby Conor O’Shea has signed a new contract at The Stoop.O’Shea has committed himself to Quins until 2014, as have head coach John Kingston and skills coach Collin Osborne.“This is an exciting time to be part of Harlequins,” said the former Ireland international, who arrived at the club in March 2010.AdChoices广告“Our aim is to continue to develop and play the game in the way we believe it should be and to bring the success to the supporters that they deserve.“It is also important to recognise the great contribution made by John and Collin over the years. We are looking forward to continuing to work together over the coming seasons.”Osborne has been associated with Harlequins for 21 years, while Kingston joined in the summer of 2001 and was appointed head coach in 2008.Quins chief executive David Ellis said: “I am delighted that Conor, John and Collin have renewed their contracts. All three provide a wealth of knowledge and experience.“I, like all our supporters, look forward to seeing our squad continue to grow and develop under the expert guidance of our talented coaching staff.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more