Jason Momoa ‘Didn’t Know’ How to Be Dad, Grew Up Without One

first_imgSelf-taught. Jason Momoa initially struggled to raise his 11-year-old son, Nakoa-Wolf, after growing up without a father at home.“I didn’t know what it takes to be a dad,” the actor, 41, told InStyle on Tuesday, November 10. “And I don’t want to just tell my son, ‘Because I said so.’ I really want to connect, and I want him to be vulnerable and open.”- Advertisement – The Game of Thrones alum, who also shares daughter Lola, 13, with Lisa Bonet, went on to say that he also had a difficult time raising his two children after his character was cut from the HBO show.Jason Momoa How to Be a Dad Pink SuitJason Momoa Broadimage/Shutterstock“I mean, we were starving after Game of Thrones,” the Hawaii native explained. “I couldn’t get work. It’s very challenging when you have babies and you’re completely in debt.”He and Bonet, 52, welcomed their daughter and son in 2007 and 2008, respectively. The Cosby Show alum is also the mother of daughter Zoë Kravitz with her ex-husband, Lenny Kravitz.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Momoa spoke about the New York native during the aforementioned Saturday Night Live appearance, calling Lenny his “brother.”Bonet gushed in March 2018 about how “fantastic” her blended family is, telling Net-a-Porter: “It’s full on family love.”Jason Momoa How to Be a Dad Children Lisa BonetJason Momoa and Lisa Bonet AFF-USA/ShutterstockThe Emmy nominee never wanted to burden Zoë with their 1993 split, she added at the time. “I didn’t want to pass on those heirlooms, and this fresh wound of a divorce,” Bonet said. “I think there are probably times when these thresholds can either sink you, or you can see who you are and rise and dust yourself off.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! Momoa has a close relationship with his 31-year-old stepdaughter, the High Fidelity alum told Rolling Stone in 2018. Zoë first met the Aquaman star in high school, and he joined her and her friends in drinking 40s at the time. Momoa now calls the actress “Zozobear.”Jason Momoa How to Be a Dad ChildrenJason Momoa Courtesy of Jason Momoa/InstagramThe Baywatch Hawaii alum also has a tight bond with Lenny, 56. “I’m a huge fan of the artists I meet on Instagram love spreading the aloha,” Momoa captioned a December 2018 photo of himself and the “Low” singer rocking matching rings. “I got @lennykravitz a present made by @leroyswoodentattoos amazing bone skull ring. Check him out insta. Mahalo Lenny for coming to support me on @nbcsnl aloha.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Pradella’s sweet investment trifecta a taste of pretty comfy retirement

first_imgBCM Property Home liftout. The $75 million Canopy Bardon project by Pradella Property Ventures. Managing director David Pradella.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoBRISBANE developer David Pradella must have a pretty sweet retirement plan, with three apartments in one building alone able to earn him over $3,000 a week.His management company has just put his three bedroom 135sq m unit at Flow Residences in West End on the rental market for $910 a week.The investment unit at 17/37 Duncan Street comes two months after his luxurious 280sq m riverfront penthouse in the same complex (apartment 40) went up for rent at $1390 a week. He had apartment 19 looking for a tenant in the $875 a week mark in December last year.That’s net $150,000 a year off those three apartments which are just a taste of his property magic. The development whiz has a dozen properties in Brisbane alone, according to CoreLogic.last_img read more

PLSA: UK schemes ‘well-prepared’ for Brexit

first_img“Our survey shows pension schemes have given a great deal of thought to the impact of Brexit on their operations and are well prepared”James Walsh, head of member engagement, PLSAJames Walsh, head of member engagement, PLSA, said: “Our survey shows pension schemes have given a great deal of thought to the impact of Brexit on their operations and are well prepared.“When we talk to our members, [their views] mostly cluster around how much they think Brexit is likely to impact their sponsoring employer, rather than the operations of the scheme itself.”Walsh explained that this varied markedly, depending on the nature of the business.He said: “For example, some pension schemes with sponsors in the retail sector are worried that hold-ups at the ports could disrupt business and weaken the company, but others tell us their sponsors are confident that their supply chains will remain robust or that their business is entirely based in the UK and will remain stable.”Further readingHow Europe’s pension sectors are preparing for BrexitIPE asked regulators and industry bodies in EU member states how they have been preparing for the UK’s scheduled departure from the bloc on 31 October UK pension schemes are well-prepared for the potential impact of Brexit, the country’s main pension trade body has said on the basis of its latest survey on the topic.The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) today said that over half (55%) of the pension schemes responding to its latest survey had now taken specific action to mitigate risks associated with the UK’s departure from the EU. A similar survey carried out a year ago found that just 28% had done so by then.The latest survey indicated a considerable increase in the share of workplace pension fund trustee boards that had discussed the potential impact of Brexit on their scheme: 88% of respondents, up from 63% in 2018.Other results were that 63% of those surveyed have formally assessed Brexit risks, up from 26% in the preivous survey, and 75% have discussed the potential impact on their sponsoring employer, compared with 61% previously. The survey was carried out between the end of August and the beginning of September and covered 71 pension schemes, both defined benefit and defined contribution funds.Last year, 45% of pension schemes surveyed thought Brexit would have a negative impact on the value of their assets while this year the figure had fallen to 33%.According to the PLSA research, the top six actions pension schemes surveyed have taken to mitigate Brexit risks are:* Reviewed asset allocation;* Changed asset allocation;* Reviewed the employer covenant;* Reviewed currency hedging strategy;* Reviewed hedging strategy of non-currency risks;* Commissioned extra advice from professional advisers.Covenant concernsBut pension managers and trustees expressed some concerns about how Brexit could affect their sponsoring employer’s ability to support the scheme, with 45% saying that leaving the EU will have a negative impact on their employer covenant.One in five schemes (20%) said Brexit would result in additional administrative costs and complexity for their schemes, although 43% were more relaxed, disagreeing that costs would be affected.last_img read more

WATCH PHOTOS: Michael Essien trains with AC Milan

first_imgWatch pictures of Michael Essien’s first training session with AC Milan at the Milanello Training complex. Michael Essien introducing himself to his team colleagues first day at trainingMichael Essien taking part in the  cone work Michael Essien and Mario Balotelli.Michael Essien controls the ball.Michael Essien and Ricardo Kakalast_img

Project Sticker Shock to bring awareness to underage drinking during Service Day

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The Sumner County Community Drug Action Team, SCCDAT, is partnering with the Wellington Police Department and the Wellington High School to participate with this years’ Service Day at WHS.As a part of Service Day, members from these three organizations will be participating in Project Sticker Shock. This project brings awareness to the community about underage drinking and the consequences of providing alcohol to minors.In order to complete this project the Sticker Shock team will ask for the assistance from local alcohol retail establishments, by displaying on alcohol packaging reminders of Laws and fines associated with providing alcohol to minors. This project is well received in the retail community and they are always willing to help provide this education.As Prom is also coming up it provides SCCDAT and the Wellington Police Department the opportunity to remind citizens this time of year is special to many people. It is also a time of year when tragedy can occur due to poor decisions. It is our hope that this Project reaches people that need assistance making the right choices.This event will occur during Service Day, April 22nd.If you would like more information about this event or similar activities please contact Gerald Gilkey at SCCDAT, at 620-440-7547 or Wellington Chief of Police Tracy Heath at 620-326-3331.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more