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Michelle Obama Joins Scholastic MathWork Webisode

first_imgFirst Lady Michelle Obama and White House Chef Sam Kass will deliver a special message to students during Scholastic’s Math@Work: Culinary Arts webisode launching April 29th at www.scholastic.com/mathematics.The Scholastic Math@Work: Culinary Arts webisode is designed to show students in grades 5 and up the connections between math and careers in the culinary arts while encouraging healthy eating.An advocate for ensuring all children live healthy lives, First Lady Michelle Obama will address students across the country on the importance of eating healthy and cooking healthy. Sam Kass, White House Chef and Executive Director of the Let’s Move! initiative, a national campaign to solve the problem of childhood obesity, explains the role math plays in his job: “I am constantly measuring ingredients, converting units and using fractions and proportions. With all the big events we have here [at the White House], I know from experience that math is the key to scaling up recipes to feed hundreds of people.”In the 30-minute Math@Work: Culinary Arts webisode, to be released online on Tuesday, April 29th, The Chew’s Carla Hall, and the newest Top Chef Nicholas Elmi challenge three NYC high school students to create healthy dishes that can easily be served in school cafeterias across the country. Along the way, students will also solve math problems and discover the links between what they learn at school and careers in culinary arts.Registration is open for the Math@Work: Culinary Arts webisode on the Scholastic Mathematics website at: www.scholastic.com/mathematics.last_img read more

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Gary Sinise To Host Got Heart Give Hope Celebration

first_imgHope For The Warriors is excited to announce the Got Heart, Give Hope Celebration to be hosted in Los Angeles on July 24, 2014 aboard the Battleship IOWA.The guest host for the evening will be Gary Sinise, actor, military advocate, and founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation. Proceeds from the evening will benefit nonprofits Battleship IOWA, Puppy Jake Foundation, and Hope For The Warriors. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.The Celebration will begin with a tour of the Battleship IOWA, followed by a cocktail hour before the dining and silent auction. One of the highlights of the evening will be the Hope & Courage Awards that will be given to service members and military families who have demonstrated both hope and courage in facing challenges after their injuries. Hope For The Warriors will honor the courage of each award recipient, focusing on the hope they inspire through their remarkable stories of recovery and achievement.“Service members and military families demonstrate overwhelming courage and resiliency in the face of adversity,” Robin Kelleher, Hope For The Warriors President said. “The Got Heart, Give Hope Celebrations honor their courage as they deal with extraordinary challenges.”This is Sinise’s first year hosting the Got Heart, Give Hope Celebration in Los Angeles. He has been a longstanding supporter of Hope For The Warriors, hosting Got Heart, Give Hope Galas for the previous four years in Washington, D.C.For more information about the 2014 Got Heart, Give Hope Celebration, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sarah Duerr (sduerr@hopeforthewarriors.org).Source:PR Weblast_img read more

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Wounded Knee site to be offered to highest bidder

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Wounded Knee Massacre site in South Dakota was put up for sale earlier this year.More than 300 Native American men, women and children were killed by U.S. troops in 1890.Wednesday was the last day for the Oglala Sioux Tribe to come up with the $4.9 million asking price.But they said it was too much money and now it’s expected to be offered to the highest bidder.The 40-acres is actually valued at about $14,000.APTN’s Ntawnis Piapot has the story.last_img

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Toronto and Vancouver most vulnerable to interest rate hikes CMHC

first_imgTORONTO — Canadians living in two of the country’s largest cities may find themselves more “vulnerable” to interest rate increases as personal debt levels in Toronto and Vancouver continue to hit record-levels, warns a report by Canada Mortgage Housing Corp.The housing agency says the debt-to-income (DTI) ratio for those living in Vancouver climbed to 242 per cent in the second quarter, which ended June 30.That means that for every $1 of disposable income, $2.42 is owed. It was similarly high in Toronto, where the DTI is at 208 per cent.This is the highest ratio recorded for both cities for any second quarter since 2015. Nationally, the DTI ratio is 171 per cent.A major contributor to increasing levels of indebtedness is mortgage debt, which accounts for two-thirds of all outstanding household debt in Canada.CMHC says those with elevated debt levels could see their budgets stretched if interest rates continue to rise.“While households may be able to service their debt during periods of low interest rates, some may face challenges when rates rise,” it said in the report. “Highly indebted households have usually few debt consolidation options to respond to increasing debt service costs.”The report noted that higher interest rates means that households could see an increase in the amount required for debt repayment, which could exceed their original budgets.“The increased debt payment burden may come at the cost of reduced consumption, decreased savings or opting to make lower repayments on the principal,” it warned. “Some households might even default on their loans if their incomes are not sufficient to cover higher expenses and credit charges.”CMHC says this could lead to a ripple effect if households begin defaulting on their loans, and banks begin scaling back on the loans they give out.“These negative effects could then impact other areas of the economy,” it said. “Research has shown that recessions in highly indebted countries tend to exhibit a greater loss in output, higher unemployment, and last longer compared to countries with lower debt levels.”The report, which was based on an analysis with data from credit monitoring firm Equifax, Statistics Canada and the Conference Board of Canada, also noted that household debt levels vary widely, and have in fact, gone down in some of Canada’s largest cities.The DTI ratio have decreased in the Ottawa-Gatineau region, Halifax, and Sherbrooke, Que. It is the lowest in Saint John, N.B., where it declined to 106 per cent in the second quarter.Household debt has been identified as a key vulnerability for the financial system by the Bank of Canada, which has raised its key interest rate five times since July 2017. The rate currently sits at 1.75 per cent, with expectations that there will be another hike next year.Since the Great Recession, the central bank has kept interest rates low to help stimulate the economy but that has also helped fuel hot housing markets in undersupplied regions such as Toronto and Vancouver.Follow @LindaNguyenTO in Twitter.Linda Nguyen , The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Fonseka disappointed with decision to shift army headquarters

Fonseka said the current Government shows more respect to the army and is doing more for the welfare of the soldiers than the former regime. (Colombo Gazette) He said that most countries maintain the army headquarters at their historic locations but the former Government allowed the Sri Lanka army headquarters to be demolished and for a new one to be built in Battaramulla. Former army commander, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka today expressed disappointment at the decision taken by the former Government to shift the army headquarters to Battaramulla.Fonseka told Parliament today that the Galle Face property which housed the army headquarters was sold to a foreign firm for a hotel project, disrespecting the service rendered by the army to the Nation.

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Security Council establishes new UN Mission in Angola to help solidify peace

In a bid to solidify the peace in Angola, the Security Council today established a new United Nations mission in the country for six months, until 15 February.The Council unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing the creation of UNMA, as the Mission will be known, to pursue the objectives and perform the tasks recommended by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in a report earlier this month.In that report, which followed extensive talks with both government officials and representatives of the rebel National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) on the UN’s future presence in the country, the Secretary-General recommended a new Mission to succeed the current work of the UN Office in Angola (UNOA).Among its tasks, the new Mission will be responsible for chairing the Joint Commission and leading the completion of the agreed list of tasks that remain pending under the Lusaka Protocol.UNMA is also charged with helping the Angolan Government in protecting human rights, providing technical advice on demining, and facilitating the delivery of humanitarian assistance.The Mission is also expected to support the reintegration of demobilized fighters, promote the country’s economic recovery, mobilize international resources and provide the Government with technical help for future elections. read more

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Bahrain UN human trafficking expert gives mixed report after factfinding visit

While Bahrain has taken measures to address human trafficking, much remains to be done to implement its international obligations, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today at the end of a four-day fact-finding visit.UN Special Rapporteur on human trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Sigma Huda, praised Bahrain for recognizing human trafficking as a problem and drafting a comprehensive anti-trafficking law bill due to be enacted shortly. But she said a significant number of people, including women, are trafficked into the country to work in private homes, hotel rooms or labour camps, and their plight remains virtually unknown to a large part of society. She also found that victims’ access to justice over complaints of mistreatment is lacking.“Domestic workers who flee situations of exploitation and abuse are frequently re-victimized,” she said. “In many cases these victims end up in a detention centre before being deported, while the perpetrators enjoy impunity.”The Government’s creation of a safe house to accommodate victims of abuse and exploitation was a positive development, but viewing the magnitude of the problem, Bahrain needs to assure that more such safe houses are created, she added.Ms. Huda was particularly concerned about the estimated 300,000 domestic migrant workers, about 50,000 of them women, and also about girls recruited by agencies in countries of origin and in Bahrain that falsify the ages of minors.In light of the fact that some “entertainers” or “artists” brought into Bahrain end up in prostitution, Ms. Huda called upon consulates of sending countries to protect the human rights of their nationals by setting up comprehensive protection programmes.Special Rapporteurs are unpaid independent advisory experts with a mandate from the Human Rights Council who also make periodic reports to the General Assembly. read more

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Greenpeace wants Resolutes Ontario lawsuit tossed as vexatious litigation

TORONTO – A forestry company’s multimillion-dollar defamation claim against Greenpeace is a vexatious abuse of the courts, the environmental group says in new Canadian legal filings.In calling on an Ontario court to dismiss the lawsuit without a hearing on its merits, Greenpeace argues that Montreal-based Resolute Forest Products’ claim is little more than an attempt at gagging a vocal critic.“The Canadian action seeks millions of dollars in damages while imposing overwhelming litigation costs by way of a strategy of fighting every point, demanding production from every possible witness, and seeking to expand the litigation as broadly as possible,” the motion application states. “The Resolute plaintiffs are also strategically using the existence of two parallel proceedings to finesse or circumvent difficulties encountered in the other jurisdiction.”In 2013, Resolute filed the $7 million defamation lawsuit in Ontario over a Greenpeace campaign that was critical of the multinational company’s practices in the boreal forests of northern Ontario and Quebec. Among other things, Greenpeace had accused Resolute of destroying the forest.While the eco-group has apologized for making some false statements related to the destruction of caribou habitat, it argues its campaign concerns “matters of considerable public interest” and therefore should enjoy litigation protection.The group accuses Resolute of suing in Ontario to avoid Quebec free-speech legislation that might have precluded the action.In 2016, as the Ontario case dragged on — Greenpeace had some success in limiting its scope — Resolute launched a new $300-million action in the United States under racketeering laws over the same forestry campaign. The U.S. lawsuit essentially seeks to brand Greenpeace as a criminal enterprise.“The Resolute plaintiffs are also seeking double recovery of damages because both the Canadian action and U.S. action target the same underlying conduct,” the motion application states. “The truthfulness of these statements should not be litigated both in Canada and the U.S. by the same plaintiffs. (They) are calling upon the two courts to make findings of fact that overlap or are identical.”The motion, to be heard in Superior Court in August in Thunder Bay, Ont., seeks an order striking out the Resolute Ontario lawsuit without giving the company a chance to amend its statement of claim, or seeks either a temporary or permanent stay in light of the American action.Shane Moffatt, head of Greenpeace Canada’s forest campaign and a defendant in the Ontario case, said Resolute is bent on silencing the organization.“Resolute is using their massive corporate resources to finance two simultaneous court proceedings which aim to cripple Greenpeace by weighing us down with legal fees and distracting us from the real issues: protecting our boreal forest,” Moffatt said in a statement.Resolute spokeswoman Carolyn Pinto, who accused Greenpeace of “fake posturing” on the free-speech issue, said the company would oppose the motion.“Resolute disputes that the U.S. litigation should stop the Ontario litigation, which … began years before the U.S. litigation,” Pinto said in an email.“Greenpeace has devoted years to a campaign of public misrepresentations about our forestry practices, impersonated employees, initiated cyber-attacks on our customers, and harassed companies we do business with.”Recently, a judge in Georgia ruled against hearing the American action in the state. Instead, it will now be heard in California.Greenpeace argues that use of racketeering laws in this case sets a dangerous precedent for other public-interest groups. Both sides have also engaged in extended public relations campaigns aimed at pressing their cases outside of the courtrooms. by Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 1, 2017 11:00 am MDT Last Updated Jun 1, 2017 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Greenpeace wants Resolute’s Ontario lawsuit tossed as ‘vexatious’ litigation read more

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Dean of Exeter Cathedral leaves post following row with Bishop over spending

first_imgSTATEMENT: Dean Jonathan announces retirementhttps://t.co/P3VSXorNwY— Exeter Cathedral (@ExeterCathedral) March 12, 2017 The Dean of Exeter Cathedral is to leave his post after a row with his bishop over the cathedral’s spending.The Very Rev Dr Jonathan Draper will not return to his post after his current period of leave. Instead he will go on sabbatical until August, at which point he will retire.Dr Draper, 65, has been embroiled in a row with the Bishop of Exeter, the Right Rev Robert Atwell, who criticised him for poor financial management and displaying a “lack of spiritual leadership and pastoral care”. An ambitious Roman baths project which failed after being turned down for Heritage Lottery Foundation funding was among the targets for the bishop’s ire in a report published last September. The cathedral is now predicted to have a budget deficit of £175,000 for this financial year. Bishop Atwell said: “Jonathan has been a friend to many and is respected as a thoughtful and imaginative preacher who has not been afraid to engage with contemporary issues. “Like many other cathedrals, Exeter has faced a number of challenges in recent years. With the support of the chapter, Jonathan has had to take tough decisions for the long-term good of the cathedral.” The cathedral’s precentor, Canon Victoria Thurtell, has also resigned. Last week the cathedral announced that three members of staff would have to be made redundant to save money. In its most recent monthly newsletter, management said that the day-to-day running costs of the building were being met by legacies, which “is not a sustainable position”.The cathedral is struggling more than others because it does not have any large endowments or properties.center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Evolution weighs new Cracow gold mine plan following Minnovare Production Optimiser trial

first_imgA close to six-month trial at Evolution Mining’s Cracow underground gold mine in Queensland, Australia, has shown Minnovare’s Production Optimiser technology can have a significant positive impact on ore dilution.In a newly released whitepaper, co-authored by Evolution Mining, the company compared the use of Minnovare’s new technology with the existing rig setup processes and technology Cracow normally uses (either an onboard digital inclinometer or handheld device).With drilling conducted on 28 stopes (17 with the new technology and 11 with the existing process) for around six months from July to December 2017, the trial showed the Production Optimiser technology recorded 62% less average dilution than stopes drilled using the existing process. This equated to 11.7% overall dilution, compared with 28.9%, respectively.The new technology, which was trialled using floating-boom mounted Epiroc 1257 and S7 long-hole rigs and a series of rings/holes drilled as part of the mine’s normal production stoping cycle, was proven to limit rig alignment error, reducing average blasthole deviation and increasing the number of holes drilled within tolerance by 160%, according to the report authors.They extrapolated this data further and concluded that, if an equivalent reduction in dilution were applied to Cracow’s full year 2017 production data to the end of June – when 440,781 t was hauled and 89,496 oz of gold was produced – all things remaining equal, an additional A$8.2 million ($5.9 million) of ore would be recovered, with a A$4.5 million reduction in costs associated with haulage and processing.As a result, the return per tonne would increase 22%, from A$87/t to A$106/t.The results were so impressive Evolution is already considering a further rollout of the technology across Cracow.Evolution Mining’s Phil Jones: “Aside from improving average stope performance, the Production Optimiser has provided us with greater reliability moving forward. With less overall dilution we’re also seeing less variation in dilution across stopes. We now have the confidence to set more ambitious targets, by considering new mine plans and blast patterns that would previously not have been considered.”Budget dilution going forward at Cracow has already been lowered to approximately 10% in the 2019 financial year to the end of June based on recent successes. This will allow for higher-grade mill throughput and a reduction in mucking, hauling and milling unit costs, the authors said.Minnovare’s Production Optimiser technology can be implemented on sites running any rig make/model and works independently of the rig’s on-board systems, according to the company.The system’s hardware engages with Minnovare’s new online client interface, Minnovare CORE, which uses digital drill plans and plods that sync with existing mine-planning software to deliver drill-data capture and analysis capability. The net result, the company says, is a significant improvement in drill and blast efficiency, productivity and responsiveness – throughout the entire operation.Since release, Minnovare has already signed up Northern Star Resources as a user.last_img read more

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Speedrunner Finishes The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past Blindfolded

first_img Rhythm Game Spin-Offs We Want After ‘Cadence of Hyrule’Fan-Made ‘Zelda’ Tabletop Game Returns You to the Wild There used to be a time when finishing a game quickly was an accomplishment in and of itself. As time progressed, players started adding stipulations to make their speed runs even more challenging. One of the latest examples of this is a speedrunner who managed to beat The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past while blindfolded.This incredible feat was accomplished by a Canadian speedrunner named ParisianPlayer. He managed to beat all of the game’s bosses and discovered most of its secrets while wearing a Budweiser scarf around his face. ParisianPlayer wanted to do a challenging but achievable speedrun. For that, he decided on an “all bosses, all glitches” run — thus making this speedrun the first of its kind.For this speed run to work, ParisianPlayer used Link’s sword and bombs as a form of echolocation. This not only helped him orientate himself but also allowed him to take advantage of some of the game’s glitches. These exploits allowed ParisianPlayer to get some of the game’s strongest equipment early on. He could have used other glitches to completely bi-pass entire sections of the game. However, his goal was to beat every boss so he only used glitches that helped him obtain certain items that would make defeating them possible.The other major challenge of this nearly ten-hour speedrun was physical. ParisianPlayer had to stay sitting in the same spot the entire time. This meant no bathroom or food breaks. Occasionally, someone from the Blindfolded Brotherhood (a group of gamers who do blindfolded speedruns) would check in with ParisianPlayer over Discord to let him know what was happening in the chat. Besides that, this dedicated player was all alone while doing this speedrun.Make sure to follow this link so that you can read a fuller account of this amazing speedrun. And of course, make sure to go here to see the speedrun itself. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Clark County to sort out how to apportion tribe payments

first_imgU.S. law exempts Indian reservations from state and local laws and taxes, so when the 156-acre Cowlitz Indian Reservation was taken into trust in 2010, local governments lost part of their tax base. But agencies such as the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Clark County Fire & Rescue provide ilani with services.Before the casino’s grand opening two years ago, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe made commitments to local governments promising payments to offset its impacts. Speaking at a Clark County Council meeting, Philip Harju, the tribe’s vice chair, said the tribe was ready to make good on its promises and had paid out more than $602,000 since 2015. Of that, he said $195,661 went to the county, Clark Fire & Rescue received $102,328, and Ridgefield School District received $252,000, among others.While ilani has made good on these payments, Clark County is still working out the details on how to apportion its share of the money. A member of the tribal council recently brought the tribe’s past commitments to the attention of county officials, who had overlooked the agreements after leadership turnover at the county.Clark County Manager Shawn Henessee said that he appointed himself to a five-member committee set up by the tribe that will oversee a fund intended to mitigate the impact of the casino on infrastructure and other government services. He said that the committee has a “long, convoluted history” and the county hasn’t been fully aware of it. He said the fund consists of approximately 2 percent of the casino’s revenue and that he didn’t know how much has been paid from it.The tribe also set up a committee to oversee the arts and education fund, which Henessee said is between $1.4 million and $2 million. He said the committee hasn’t met yet but that council Chair Eileen Quiring and Councilor Temple Lentz have been appointed to it.last_img read more

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TCI Illegal Sloop Landing

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 2, 2018 – Providenciales – The Ministry of Border Control and Employment and the Immigration Department confirm that an illegal vessel landed on Providenciales on the morning of Monday, January 1, 2018.Eighteen (18) persons including seventeen (17) males and one (1) female were apprehended in the North West Point and Silly Creek areas of Providenciales by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force and the Immigration Task Force.   These persons have been processed and remain detained at the Detention Center awaiting repatriation.The Enforcement agencies of the Turks and Caicos Islands are asking that anyone with information concerning planned arrival of other sloops to contact the Police anonymously on 911 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1-800-8477.Tips can also be submitted anonymously in English, French or Spanish on either www.crimestoppers.tc or on Facebook as a fan of Crime Stoppers Turks & Caicos. Crime Stoppers tips are received in the USA.Press Release: TCIGlast_img read more

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The Marvelous Mrs Maisel Inside the dream team that makes it look

first_img Share your voice Looking marvelous Look like Midge with these 10 products you can get online Rachel Brosnahan as Midge, always looking marvelous no matter what life throws her way.  Amazon Studios At first glance, Katie Licata’s Instagram account could be confused with an enthusiastic tribute to Rachel Brosnahan as Midge from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Look a little closer, and you realize you’re seeing Licata, an Atlanta preschool teacher, channel the character in brightly colored vintage skirts, pastel headscarves and perfectly sculpted brunette waves.  Licata’s far from alone. Hashtags like #mrsmaisel and #mrsmaiselstyle pull up numerous photos of women in silk taffeta dresses, high-waisted swimsuits and red swing coats unleashing their inner Midge. In captions for a sewing challenge tagged #madelikemaisel, they share details of the fabrics and patterns they used for their homemade creations and tips for the perfect garment construction.    No one’s happier to see these modern-day Midges than Donna Zakowska, lead costume designer for the hit Amazon Prime show about a stylish young 1950s New York housewife who discovers a talent for stand-up comedy and boldly chases her dreams. donnaanddancerEnlarge ImageLead costume designer Donna Zakowska on set with Tony Shalhoub, who plays Midge’s father, Abe.   Nicole Rivelli/Amazon Studios “It’s sort of amazing,” Zakowska says over the phone from New York during a break from a long day of filming season 3, which premieres Dec. 6. “I’m happy that this clothing has somehow found its way into contemporary vocabulary and that there are a lot of young women who are excited about creating this image for themselves. That’s a great compliment when clothing goes beyond just the show or the movie.”  Midge and the rest of the cast may look effortlessly marvelous, but they don’t just roll out of their Upper East Side beds that way. I spoke with three Emmy-nominated members of the show’s creative team — Zakowska; Jerry DeCarlo, head of the hair department; and makeup head Patricia Regan — about what it takes to bring 1950s New York and the show’s colorful characters to life in such vibrant detail.   It starts with research, lots and lots of it.   “Designing looks starts by going through extensive publications, photos and catalogs of the period and the place in which a story is told,” says Regan, who also designed makeup for the shows Girls and Flight of the Conchords. “I study hues and shades of colors of textile, clothing, fashion, wallpaper, furniture, decorative art and flowers … this all gives me my foundation to collaborate with our costume designer and hair designer and actors.” hairEnlarge Image”I don’t feel complete until I have a wig on, my hair did, lipstick and the corset,” star Rachel Brosnahan has said.  Nicole Rivelli/Amazon Studios There’s lots of collaboration involved in the hair design, as well, as DeCarlo and his team talk to the actors in depth about how they view their characters. He shows them thick volumes of historic pictures he’s collated from books, magazines, newspapers and family photo collections, and they analyze the script and discuss how characters can best be expressed through historically accurate hair.  Sometimes, modern hair preferences clash with the realities of the ’50s, leading to negotiations between the performers and DeCarlo, who can tick off endless facts about what drove hairstyles in every decade of the 20th century. Midge’s husband, Joel, isn’t going to look realistic in a man bun, after all, and her mother, Rose, can’t be sporting bangs with blond streaks.   “Often somebody will say, ‘Why don’t you have highlights’ or whatever, and if they didn’t exist, they didn’t exist,” says DeCarlo, who’s currently designing hair for Steven Spielberg’s remake of the musical West Side Story. He traces his interest in tresses back to when he was 10 and cut his dog’s fur.   TV and Movies 1 These days, DeCarlo styles custom wigs so realistic you’d never know those precise shoulder-length curls aren’t Brosnahan’s. While most extras go on the Mrs. Maisel set with their own hair styled for the mid-20th century, many of the principals wear wigs because their hair length and color is too different from the characters they play and daily styling with hot rollers or other heated appliances would damage their locks.   And it’s not just humans who sit in the stylist’s chair.  “Doing Rachel in the morning sometimes she would have her dog in her lap. I have one photograph where I nearly glued the dog’s nose to her face because the dog was sniffing the glue as I’m gluing the wig on her,” DeCarlo says.   maisel-hair-salonHair designer Jerry DeCarlo is up for an Emmy for the episode We’re Going To The Catskills, which features women in the summer resort’s salon, sitting under dryers reading magazines, their rollers rolled tight.  Nicole Rivelli/Amazon Studios All made up and somewhere to go  While the wigs and most costumes on the show are custom made, much of the makeup that dusts the characters’ faces is store-bought, including MAC eyeliner and RMS blush that usually gets blended into a custom shade. The looks on the show see subtle shifts driven by the story and venue — softer and more modern at the Gaslight in the West Village where Midge swears it up on stage, more put together in Midge’s parents’ formal Upper East Side world.   patriciareaganEnlarge ImageMakeup artist Patricia Regan touches up an actor on the set of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.  Nicole Rivelli/Amazon Studios “Rose (Midge’s mother, played by Marin Hinkle) has a keen sense of fashion and is always very polished,” Regan says. “Abe (Midge’s father, played by Tony Shalhoub) is always finely groomed. Midge clearly follows in their footsteps. She has a wonderful sense of style and adjusts her makeup depending on venue and environment. She is always very polished and refined. Susie (Midge’s ambitious, sharp-tongued manager, played by Alex Borstein) is the complete opposite.”  Opposite is an understatement. Where the flawlessly chic Midge always looks like she walked out of a Saks Fifth Avenue dressing room, the rumpled Susie goes around in high-waisted jeans, suspenders, a leather jacket and newsboy cap, at one point in season 2 accessorizing with a toilet plunger. It’s a far more comfortable getup for anyone interested in going as a Maisel character for Halloween, as Zakowska’s tips for looking like Midge (possible to do with pieces purchased online) make clear.    “Buy the underwear,” she says. “You definitely have to get the girdles, get the bras, really tame your body to not look contemporary. Once you’ve got the silhouette, buying vintage would be the thing to do. And it’s really about playing with color and creating an individual strong palette for yourself.”  Connecting to memories Zakowska, DeCarlo and Regan, who work together closely, are just three members of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel team up for awards at this year’s Emmys, which air Sunday, Sept. 22. Amy Sherman-Palladino’s show is nominated for 20 statues in total, including Outstanding Comedy Series. A trailer for season 3 that dropped Monday shows Midge in Miami and embarking on a USO tour to entertain the troops, but the artists I spoke to stayed mum on what’s to come for the marvelous main character who’s gained such a loyal following.   Comment Tags Zakowska attributes the popularity of the show to the characters, humor and intricately detailed world. But it’s more than that, she thinks.  “For a lot of people, this reminds them of their mothers and their grandmothers,” Zakowska says. “It’s distant but familiar at the same time. It’s something that brings memories to life.”  Originally published Aug 14. Update, Aug. 19: Adds season 3 trailer and release date.  Amazon Primelast_img read more

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My Auto is Safe drive in Cyberabad soon

first_imgGachibowli: Keeping in view the safety and security of passengers, who travel in auto-rickshaws, the Cyberabad police has envisaged a new campaign of registering auto-rickshaws under ‘My Auto is Safe’ theme from August 9.This is to ensure the safety of women, children and other citizens, who travel in auto-rickshaws in the city and to improve road safety by giving information of auto owners/drivers to the passengers as per law. There have been a large number of complaints of misbehavior, rash driving, over charging, dangerous driving, missing properties and so on by the citizens, who travel in auto-rickshaws. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us The Cyberabad Police said the auto registration centers were set up at Police Outpost in front of Inorbit Mall, Kukatpally old Traffic PS in front of Metro, Rajendranagar Traffic PS near Aramghar crossroads, Alwal Traffic PS near St Ann’s School, Petbasheerabad. All the owners of auto rickshaws, who are desirous of operating their autos in the jurisdiction of Cyberabad Police Commissionerate should apply for registration with the driver and owner information in the given format specified for Auto registration of this notification along with valid documents like Registration certificate (RC) of the vehicle, driving license, identity proofs of driver and owner, address proof of the current owner. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us Passengers can scan QR code, using QR code app, and the details that they receive can be shared with their people, which would enhance their safety. Also, if any passengers forget their belongings, they can easily complain at any police station with this information. They can also complain through at www.safeautotaxi.com or www.safegaadi.com. Passengers can also complain on ‘Dial100’or via WhatsApp to reach the police for immediate response. This drive will keep drivers in check, and if any danger is feared, information can be forwarded to police and location of vehicle can be tracked easily.last_img read more

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Workers strike at ArcelorMittal Mexico plant over job cuts

first_imgWorkers at ArcelorMittal’s (ISPA.AS) steel plant in western Mexico went on strike on Friday, the company and the national union said, as the industry grapples with a plunge in prices.More than 3,000 workers have gone on strike over job cuts and stopped operations at the plant in Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan, Ricardo Torres, the head of the local section 271 of the national miners and metal workers union, said.In a statement, the company called the action a blockade, adding that it was illegal and that the company’s value chain would be affected. A spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for further comment.Steel companies around the world are contending with sharp price falls and thousands of job cuts in Mexico have been announced in the past year.Global producers appear set for another year of pain in 2016, even as prices start to stabilize due to production cuts.last_img read more

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RBI monetary policy statement impact Sensex down but bank stocks gain after

first_imgThe Reserve Bank of India’s decision to leave policy repo rate unchanged at 6.50 percent had a subdued effect on stock markets in the immediate, with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensex losing about 40 points.The 30-scrip index was trading at 28,145 at around 11.28 a.m. The National Stock Exchange (NSE) Nifty 50 was down 15 points at 8,697.Top Sensex losers were HDFC, Adani Ports and ITC while the gainers included NTPC, Coal India and ONGC.Bank stocks were trading with small gains, with SBI up 0.71 percent and ICICI Bank at 0.61 percent. PNB, Bank of Baroda and Axis Bank were the other bank stocks that were trading with gains. The BSE Bankex was up 0.25 percent at 21,710 at around 11.32 a.m.Earlier in the day, markets opened on a cautious note, with the benchmark index gaining about 100 points. It slipped shortly and was trading with losses of about 50 points. Top Sensex losers included ITC, HDFC and Adani Ports.Brokerage Angel Broking said that markets would be keenly observing the RBI’s monetary policy statement. Despite the index gaining about 100 points on Monday, bank stocks remained cautious.”All eyes are on the monetary policy meeting, the last policy meet by Dr Raghuram Rajan,” Angel Broking said in a note issued on Tuesday.last_img read more

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Can you predict profit warnings

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Death Toll In Venezuela Civil Unrest Hits 100

first_img Share AP Photo/Ariana CubillosA demonstrator wearing a mask adorned with rosaries stands near a barricade during a 48-hour general strike beginning Wednesday in protest of government plans to rewrite the constitution in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. President Nicolas Maduro is promoting the constitution rewrite as a means of resolving Venezuela’s political standoff and economic crisis, but opposition leaders are boycotting it.An AP tally of official reports shows that the death toll in nearly 4 months of civil unrest in Venezuela has reached 100.The country’s chief prosecutor reported Thursday via Twitter that a 16-year-old died at a protest in the capital overnight and a 23-year-old man was slain in a demonstration in Merida state. The two deaths pushed the toll to the century mark.Most of the deaths reported since anti-government protests began in April are of young men killed by gunfire. The count also includes looters, police allegedly attacked by protesters and civilians killed in accidents related to roadblocks set up during demonstrations.The death count has been highly politicized, with the opposition and other government agencies reporting varying tolls and causes of death.last_img read more

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Stay In Your Lane Why The Zipper Merge Is Texas Best Chance

first_img Share GABRIEL CRISTÓVER PÉREZ / KUTOn an on-ramp, two drivers merge late before merging onto northbound MoPac.Sometimes, people are the worst. If you want proof of that, sit in traffic.Congested roadways always seem to find a way to shine a light on the wanton, asphalt-black recesses in the hearts of drivers. We’ve all been there: stuck in a line of traffic near a lane closure or an on-ramp, when a car zooms ahead to cut in front of everybody. It’s infuriating sure, but what if that scofflaw is actually ahead of the curve? The maneuver is called a “zipper merge.”The idea is that when multiple lanes merge down, drivers are supposed to go all the way to the front of their lane. The hard part is, whether you’re in a continuing lane or the merging lane, you’re supposed to let someone else ahead of you. In other words, use all of the available lane space and merge at the last minute, like a zipper. It’s a more efficient way to merge – in theory, but why? I just need some spaceIn these situations, folks get nervous and tend to merge early. Robert Brydia, senior researcher at the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University, says this strategy runs counter to a lot of research. For example, if there’s a queue – that’s transportation parlance for a line of traffic – that’s 2 miles long, the late merge – that’s transportation parlance for a zipper merge – goes a long way in busting up traffic. “If you could utilize all of the available capacity, then your queue is only 1 mile long,” Brydia says. “And, typically, the 1-mile long, with people alternating and taking turns … flows much more efficiently than the queue that is 2 miles long and growing.”The late merge has a long track record of cutting down on congestion in states that have pushed the technique. A 2008 study by the Minnesota Department of Transportation found late merges cut traffic by half on some merging roadways in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Paying an emotional tollTraffic is rage-inducing, obviously. But the level of rage is often dependent on the dynamics of that traffic – whether it’s moving or the length of a queue, for example. Brydia says late merges alleviate some of the rage by moving traffic along at a clip.“Emotions tend to get higher in a stop-and-go situation than they do in a … situation where everybody’s being told to share, play nice with your neighbor, everybody’s moving, everybody’s going to get through type of deal,” he says. “People generally respond better just in a traffic situation when they’re moving – even when it’s at a slow speed. But if they’re making progress and moving, human behavior is: OK, life isn’t all that bad.”Get over yourselfAll of this is hindered, naturally, by the limitations of folks behind the wheel. To a lot of drivers, it doesn’t feel natural to drive all the way up – essentially cutting off an entire line of cars (and implying your time may be more important than theirs). But the late merge system works efficiently only if there’s a large-scale public buy-in.So, technically, the natural reaction to curse an errant driver who cuts in a line of traffic isn’t all wrong, but neither is the urge to cut off an entire line of cars. “Human behavior is to utilize the available space that there is, and having a big, open lane is kind of contrary to thoughts about how the roadway should operate,” Brydia says. “So, it’s basically trying to utilize the available capacity of the roadway up until the point where it is reduced, which is right at the lane merge-point.”Still, obviously, those drivers who cut ahead – they’re called queue-jumpers in transportation parlance – gum up the works, because they’re met with a less-than-rosy reception by drivers at the merge-point, which causes delays and sideswipe crashes. At the same time, the folks who abide by the urge to merge early also cause hiccups in the flow of traffic. But, if folks used the late-merge tactic en masse, there’d be less friction.“It’s an education issue, though, really,” Brydia says. “It’s something new for the drivers. You know, what you’re trying to reduce is those shockwaves in the traffic streams ­– shockwaves cause accidents.”last_img read more

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