Authorities Work to Keep Meat Cove Safe Restore Access

first_imgEMO Nova Scotia along with Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, RCMP, and local emergency managers are in Meat Cove putting plans in place to address the damage and safety concerns caused by severe weather today, Aug. 22. Heavy rain overnight in the Meat Cove area caused damage to access bridges and roads limiting access to the community. “The ongoing safety of residents and campers is our focus,” said Ramona Jennex, Minister Responsible for Emergency Management. “Plans are in place to ensure those in the area remain safe and have access to emergency medical care if needed.” The Salmon River Bridge and Bay Saint Lawrence Road are closed. Residents and those visiting the area are advised to stay put until further notice. If emergency medical assistance is required, call 911 and RCMP will implement plans to respond. Air assistance is available as weather permits. Water transport is also standing by if required for emergency medical assistance. “I want to assure residents and visitors to the area, that we are working to repair damage as quickly as possible,” said Sterling Belliveau, acting Minister of Transportation and Infrastructural Renewal. “TIR representatives have been on scene all day conducting initial assessments. Structural engineers will review the damage Monday.” Additional assistance will be provided to those affected on Monday, Aug. 23. Emergency managers and authorities, and EMO are prepared to provide any assistance necessary overnight and until local access routes are accessible. Those not living in the immediate area are asked to keep roads clear to assist emergency managers are they work to assess the damage. Emergencies can happen anytime, often with little or no warning. Nova Scotians are reminded that it is important to have an emergency kit and an emergency plan at all times.last_img read more

Mamata clears air on Trinamools stand over cut money row

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday clarified her party’s stand on the cut money issue and reiterated that her statement in this regard is aimed at disciplining her party workers.”What is wrong if I try to discipline my party workers? Whatever I had to say, I had said in an internal meeting of party leaders. What is wrong if I ask my party workers to ensure that there is no misuse of government schemes? I believe in simple living and high thinking and I have directed my party to follow the same,” Banerjee said in the state Assembly, while speaking on the Governor’s speech. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaShe justified the statements of Parliamentary Affairs minister Partha Chatterjee that only 0.1 percent of TMC workers are corrupt while others are honest. “In every section of the society, 0.1 percent people are corrupt and we need to rectify this,” she asserted. There have been protests and demonstrations in parts of the state for the past one week, over the issue of cut money and the Opposition, particularly the Congress and CPI(M), have demanded the statement of Banerjee on the issue. Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Abdul Mannan had demanded white paper and an enquiry commission to conduct a probe on the matter. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersBanerjee said that she has already formed a monitoring cell at Nabanna on the issue and has received 5,931 applications in this regard, of which 60 percent matters have been solved. “We are a party of the masses and no one has the right to malign our party without any evidence,” she asserted. In turn, the TMC supremo questioned the silence of CPI(M) and Congress over the black money issue or the use of exorbitant money by BJP in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls in the state. She also urged people to inform her administration about complaints relating to cut money instead of taking law in their own hands. Meanwhile, Banerjee held BJP responsible for the post-poll violence at Bhatpara, ever since Arjun Singh crossed over from TMC to the saffron party and won the Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat, under which Bhatpara falls. “The people of the state are witnessing in Bhatpara what happens if you vote for the BJP. Bhatpara has seen total disruption of normal life. Schools are closed, shops have remained closed and they are trying to divide people over religious sentiments. They are trying to spread fake news and trying to instigate riots. I have directed the police administration, who will take stern action against them,” Banerjee said. “BJP is speaking about encounters in the state. Why didn’t police take any action against the speakers? The police should have filed a suo moto case and have gone for direct arrest,” she added. A Trinamool Congress legislative party delegation will visit the trouble-hit Bhatpara in North 24-Parganas on June 28, to review the law and order situation in the area. “The state government is trying to restore peace and communal harmony in the area. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has already given a call for restoring peace. We are now sending our representatives there. The delegation will reach Bhatpara at 2 pm and inform us about the situation, following which we would submit a report to Banerjee,” Partha Chatterjee said. The delegation will comprise eight party MLAs, namely Subrata Mukherjee, Firhad Hakim, Jyotipriya Mullick, Nirmal Ghosh, Partha Bhowmik, Sujit Basu, Purnendu Bose and Bratya Basu.last_img read more

Oppn got taste of draconian admin in JK says Rahul

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress on Sunday hit out at the Modi government over the situation prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir, with Rahul Gandhi saying the opposition and the press got a taste of the “draconian administration” and “brute force” unleashed on the people there when they tried to visit Srinagar.Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slammed the Centre for alleging that the opposition was politicising the issue, saying there is nothing more “political” and “anti-national” than the alleged “shutting down” of democratic rights of people in Kashmir. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’A delegation of opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, which wanted to visit the Valley to take stock of the situation after the withdrawal of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, was not allowed to leave the Srinagar airport on Saturday by the state administration and had to return to the national capital. The visit was organised a day after the Jammu and Kashmir government issued a statement asking political leaders to not visit the Valley as it would disturb the gradual restoration of peace and normal life. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”It’s been 20 days since the people of Jammu & Kashmir had their freedom and civil liberties curtailed,” Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet. “Leaders of the Opposition and the Press got a taste of the draconian administration and brute force unleashed on the people of J&K when we tried to visit Srinagar yesterday,” he said. The former Congress president also posted a video of Saturday’s events, showing him unsuccessfully trying to convince authorities that he was invited by Governor Satya Pal Malik. Rahul Gandhi was referring to Malik’s offer to “send an aircraft” for him to visit the state, after the Congress leader had said, “People were dying in the state and the situation was not normal as claimed by the government.” The video also showed authorities reading out an order to the opposition leaders, and Rahul Gandhi addressing the media. He is heard alleging that mediapersons accompanying the delegation were mishandled and beaten up. He also says it is clear that things are “not normal” in Jammu and Kashmir. On Sunday, a day after the failed opposition visit, Priyanka Gandhi posted a video on Twitter in which a woman is seen telling Rahul Gandhi, on the flight from Srinagar, the problems being faced by her family and loved ones. “How long is this going to continue? This is one out of millions of people who are being silenced and crushed in the name of ‘Nationalism’,” she said in a tweet accompanying the video. “For those who accuse the opposition of ‘politicising’ this issue: There is nothing more ‘political’ and ‘anti national’ than the shutting down of all democratic rights that is taking place in Kashmir,” Priyanka Gandhi said. “It is the duty of every one of us to raise our voices against it, we will not stop doing so,” she added. Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said it was “quite clear” that the Governor’s invitation to Rahul Gandhi to visit Kashmir was not sincere. “No wonder my proposal during the Kashmir debate in Parliament to permit an all-party delegation to visit, got no reply. Government can’t be open about what it’s doing,” he tweeted. Earlier this month, the government had revoked J&K’s special status under Article 370 and bifurcated the state into two Union territories Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. During Saturday’s attempt to visit the Valley, Gandhi was accompanied by leaders of CPI(M), CPI, DMK, NCP, JD(S), RJD, LJD and TMC. The leaders included Congress’s Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and KC Venugopal, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury , Tiruchi Siva (DMK), Sharad Yadav (LJD), Dinesh Trivedi (TMC), D Raja (CPI), Majeed Menon (NCP), Manoj Jha (RJD) and D Kupendra Reddy JD(S). Saturday evening, J-K Principal Secretary Rohit Kansal told reporters that the priority is to maintain security and law and order at a time when the threat of cross-border terrorism continues to exist.last_img read more

Change would see Nova Scotia regulator eyeball gas shipping costs for consumers

first_imgHALIFAX – Nova Scotia is preparing for the end of natural gas from the Sable Offshore Energy Project.Energy Minister Geoff MacLellan is proposing changes to the Gas Distribution Act that would allow Nova Scotia’s oil and gas regulator to assess and recover the costs of shipping natural gas into the province by pipeline.MacLellan says the move is necessary to ensure a continued supply of natural gas as the dismantling of the Sable project begins next year off Nova Scotia.John Hawkins, president of Heritage Gas — the province’s sole natural gas distributor — says allowing the Utility and Review Board to determine the shipping costs to be charged on bills is in consumers’ best interests.He says allowing the board to recover those costs would help stabilize prices, and the net effect could be lower costs to consumers.The Sable project, a consortium of five companies majority-owned by ExxonMobil Canada, is made up of seven offshore platforms, 22 wells and 340 kilometres of subsea pipeline.Work to shut down the facility is slated to start early next year and run for two years before all 22 wells are plugged and abandoned.last_img read more

As DR Congo gears for provincial polls UN envoy warns against hate

William Lacy Swing, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in the DRC, told the official launch in Kinshasa of the election campaign that the office of the High Authority of the Media (HAM) “is crucial to curb the hate messages that have been disseminated by certain media.”He added that “with a professional media coverage, everybody can be focused and have a proper debate on socio-economic election issues that are important to the Congolese people.”On 29 October millions of Congolese go to the polls to choose members of provincial assemblies, who will then have the task of appointing senators to the national legislature, as well as selecting all the regional governors.On the same day the run-off round of the national presidential election will also be held between President Joseph Kabila and Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba who scored the highest number of votes in the first round of elections on 30 July.Those polls were the first free and fair elections staged in the DRC in more than 40 years and represent the most complex electoral-assistance programme ever undertaken by the UN.Mr. Swing praised what he called HAM’s “tenacious determination” to fulfil its work in recent months, despite the tensions that have prevailed during that period.The envoy also appealed to all parties to respect the agreement they signed a month ago to resort from insults, hate messages and acts of violence during the election campaign.The UN Organization Mission in the DRC, known as MONUC, has already distributed more than 25 million ballot papers ahead of the elections, as well as some 1200 tons of electoral kits. An estimated 50,000 polling stations will be in operation on 29 October. read more

New tools farmer training could revolutionize pesticide management in West Africa UN

“We must learn from farmers’ experience. Pragmatic, field-based and farmer-centric education can and must play a key role in making agriculture stronger and more sustainable,” said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva in a press release. The study, published today by the London-based Royal Society, was conducted in two areas – the Bla region of southern Mali, where FAO established a field school program in 2003, and a second area, Bougouni, where the program was not yet active.While only 34 percent of all cotton-farmers in the area participated in the program, pesticide use on all of Bla’s cotton farms – more than 4,300 households – dropped a staggering 92 percent. FAO’s study further found that the move away from pesticide use had no negative impact on yields. The Bougouni area, where training has not yet taken place, saw no change in pesticide use over the same eight-year period. This suggests that knowledge of alternative methods in pest control was further disseminated by program participants to other farmers in the area, underscoring the potential of farmer field schools to act as catalysts for widespread practice change. Slashing their use of chemicals and shifting to alternative “biopesticides” like neem tree extract, growers in the Bla study group reduced their average individual production costs. By refraining from applying more than 47,000 liters of toxic pesticides, the farmers saved nearly half a million dollars over the study period. Training farmers in alternative methods of pest control proved to be three times more cost-effective than purchasing and using synthetic pesticides, according to FAO’s analysis. More than 20,000 cotton farmers have been through field schools in Mali. “At the end of the day, sustainable intensification will be the result of the collective action of millions of small farmers, who through their daily decisions determine the trajectory of agricultural ecosystems across the world,” Mr. Graziano da Silva said. Two related studies from the same FAO project also published today by the Royal Society – authored by Oregon State University (OSU) scientists together with researchers in West Africa and at various institutions, including FAO – reveal the extent to which pesticide use in West Africa poses risks to human health and environment. One of these studies, conducted in 19 different communities in five West African countries, used state-of-the-art risk assessment models to provide the first detailed analysis of pesticide risks for this region. The results highlight a number of specific pesticides that pose widespread and significant threats to human health and terrestrial and aquatic wildlife throughout the region.The study also found that farmer workers and family members, including children are routinely exposed to high concentrations of toxic pesticides such as methamidophos and dimethoate, in the crops where they work. Protective clothing that reduces pesticide exposure is largely unknown in West Africa, and reports of ill health, hospitalization and death due to chemical exposure by farm workers are not uncommon. Lead author Paul Jepson of the Integrated Plant Protection Center at OSU states “we were shocked to find such widespread use of highly toxic organophosphate pesticides, but by carefully studying and quantifying their use, we provide a basis for much needed action by policy makers, researchers and educators.” The authors suggest that a three-pronged approach to pesticide risk management, including monitoring systems to enable science-based decision-making, functional regulatory systems and effective farmer education programs. FAO’s West African Regional Integrated Production and Pest Management Programme (IPPM), established in 2001, is currently active in seven countries in West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. Approximately 30 countries in sub-Saharan Africa have employed a field-school approach and 90 countries world-wide. read more

A more mature group of freshmen in 2016 could push Ohio State

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer addresses team on Day 1 on camp. Credit: Jacob Myers | Assistant Photo EditorIn coach Urban Meyer’s third season with the Buckeyes in 2014, there was a substantial number of starters who had a limited sample size of playing time leading into the season. Albeit mostly redshirt freshmen at the time, including now redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett, those newcomers seemed to capitalize on each and every opportunity on their way to a national championship.The 2015 freshmen were a little different, Meyer indicated during a press conference on Monday. He said that last year’s group saw “a monster” in front of their depth chart which may have impacted their attitude.“Last year’s group was not very mature for whatever reason. And there a lot of reasons because they’re not bad people,” Meyer said. “Once human nature thought, ‘well, I’m not going to beat that guy out, I’m going to act like an 18-year-old.’“I think this is a more mature group because they see this as open season. Go beat someone out.”Ohio State opened fall camp on Sunday with the freshmen practicing separately from the upperclassmen. However, a trio of freshmen—wide receiver Austin Mack, offensive lineman Michael Jordan and running back Antonio Williams—practiced with the older guys. Those three enrolled in the spring.Meyer is in his fifth season with OSU collecting at least 12 wins each year on the sidelines of the Scarlet and Gray. In order to reach or surpass that number in 2016, the development of the first-year players will be vital.Last year’s mantra, “The Grind,” couldn’t produce a championship with arguably the most talented team Meyer has ever had. This edition of the Buckeyes hopes to kindle an elite mentality with “The Edge,” which could start with the ability of the freshmen to come into the program and compete for jobs. But first thing is first, Meyer must acclimate his young guys to the culture and demands of college football.“That’s the hard part. It’s not just true freshman, it’s redshirt guys,” Meyer said. “Keep guys healthy but get them game ready, that’s the tough thing about football. (There’s) more time spent on that than making practice schedules.”Having three freshmen who practiced with the upperclassmen on the first day of camp is an indicator of what Meyer and the rest of the staff think of the trio. Barrett will ultimately be the one getting the ball to his young playmakers like redshirt freshman running back Mike Weber and Mack at wide receiver, so he sees “The Edge” as an important visual for the inexperienced players to grasp the reality of Buckeye football.“Being a young team … a lot of those guys, they haven’t even played a snap, so let alone where we’re on the road in overtime and down by seven, you try to create those situations in practice,” Barrett said. “When it comes game time … we have to make sure they’re ready.”Barrett said that the approach this season hasn’t been any different despite the youth. For Barrett himself, he doesn’t have to worry about another quarterback breathing down his neck for the job. His only concern this year is gelling with his new targets in the passing game and cohorts in the backfield, but he’s confident there won’t be much of a learning curve outside of camp.“I think especially the way we practice it’s not easy by any means,” Barrett said. “The guys are going to stand out there on the first snap against Bowling Green and I’ll have confidence in them. It’s just different faces, different numbers.”“Every year is different, but it’s exciting,” Meyer said after Day 1 of practice. “It would be depressing if we came in here and we weren’t very good. I think we have a chance to be pretty good.” read more

UK weather Dozens of schools remain shut for third day ahead of

first_imgFor Wednesday, forecasters said temperatures should be higher after a comparatively milder night, with lows of 0.2C (32F) recorded in Kew Gardens and -0.3C (31F) in High Beach, north east of London.Craig Snell, a forecaster at the Met Office, said: “It’s still a cold start in places, especially in the Midlands and into Wales. Three-year-old Reuben (no surname given) looks at a wall of icicles at Killhope mine in County Durham Dozens of schools will be shut for a third consecutive day – as the country prepares for a “rollercoaster” of temperatures over the weekend.Temperatures dropped to as low as minus 13C (8.6F) in Shawbury, Shropshire, on Monday night – but the mercury only fell to around minus 1.9C (29F) at its lowest on Tuesday evening, again near the English-Welsh border.The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice covering nearly the entire country – with the exception of London, the South East and South West – which is in force until 11am on Wednesday.Scores of primary and secondary schools cancelled lessons on Monday and Tuesday owing to the weather, citing concerns about untreated roads and problems with staff making their way into work.On Wednesday, 26 will be closed in Herefordshire, 14 in Shropshire, 10 in Worcestershire and at least 24 across Wales. Air and rail services – which were disrupted earlier this week by the weather – appear to be returning back to normal, with the Eurotunnel running on time and flights operating as normal out of Heathrow. “On the ground, temperatures have reached near freezing so there is scope for ice patches, with the exception across the far south of England where temperatures are hovering around 8C (46F) or 9C (48F). However, the cold weather is expected to return over the weekend – although lows such as those seen on Monday look unlikely to be reached.”It’s a bit of a rollercoaster on the temperatures over the next four or five days.”We’re not likely to see the -13C of the other night but we could see temperatures potentially at -7C (19F) in a few spots, but generally remaining cold but not as cold as we started the week.” A boy looks at a wall of icicles at Killhope mine in County DurhamCredit:Owen Humphreys /PA “Wednesday is going to be a mixed bag. There will be some bright spells around the country and we will be seeing bands of showers move across the country and it will be quite windy, especially across the South West of the UK.” It’s a roller coaster ride with our temperatures overnight as rain moves eastwards. Take care if you’re travelling— Met Office (@metoffice) December 12, 2017 Mr Snell added that wintry showers were possible across the North West of England and further afield in the afternoon – with a cooler night expected going into Thursday.”We could start to see some sleet and snow, even on lower levels in Northern Ireland and western Scotland for the evening rush hour.”All in all, today it will be a blustery, showery day across the country, with showers turning increasingly wintry the further north and west you are in the country.” 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

SGS awarded onsite lab contract for Wolf Minerals Drakelands

first_imgSGS has been awarded an operational contract for the on-site laboratory at Wolf Minerals’ Drakelands tungsten and tin mine in the historic mining region of Devon, England. The contract stipulates that SGS will perform all of the required analytical services for the mine over the next five years. Products for analysis will include production grade control samples, process plant control streams and final concentrates for sale. In addition, SGS will provide metallurgical testing and technical support through the on-site lab, as well as from its existing metallurgical testing facility located at the Wheal Jane Earth Science Park in Cornwall.The company stated: “SGS is well recognised in the laboratory analytical and testing sector and this new laboratory reflects a commitment to ensuring that all services are accessible to all of its clients. SGS operates on-site and near-site laboratories in some of the most remote locations in the world, regardless of the temperature, the altitude or sample volume. Whether requirements are at the mine site or in plant, SGS has an extensive network and technical solutions to help clients maximise value from their operation and reach their goals efficiently and effectively.”Wolf Minerals is developing the third largest global tungsten resource at its Drakelands project, with construction quickly advancing on the mine and process plant which is scheduled to enter production in mid 2015. Wolf Minerals’s Managing Director, Russell Clark, said, “We are very pleased to be partnering with SGS at Drakelands. Our custom built laboratory, operated by their very experienced team, will provide efficient and accurate assaying at the site, with 13 jobs created as a result.”The new on-site laboratory strategically supports the growing needs of the European minerals industry and complements SGS laboratories network in Europe and around the world. SGS operates over 150 commercial, on-site and Mobile Sample Preparation Unit (MSPU) geochemical laboratories, 12 metallurgical facilities, five mineralogy facilities, over 120 energy minerals labs, 33 fertiliser labs and over 80 trade offices. Many SGS geochemistry laboratories comply with the ISO/IEC 17025 standard for specific registered tests.last_img read more

New deadline for Greek property

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram People with properties in Greece must register them in the newly updated National Titles Registry (Ktimatologio). The development of the Hellenic National Titles Registry – a private company owned by the state – aims at the creation of a modern, fully automated real estate property record, whose details are of an evidentiary nature, ensuring the best publicity and security of transactions. The registration of property is a gradual process and has not yet covered the entire country. At regular time intervals, Ktimatologio invites people from different parts of Greece to register their properties. This time the invitation is extended to people with properties in six cities in Macedonia. People with properties in Edessa, Katerini, Kozani, Poligyros, Florina and Thessaloniki, are now required to declare it in the new National Titles Registry (Ktimatologio). Greeks living abroad, with properties in the aforementioned regions will have to declare their assets to the new National Titles Registry in the next four months, starting from Monday 26 August. For the City of Thessaloniki the starting date is September 11. The deadline – within which interested property owners in these areas must ensure that their property is correctly reported – is two months for residents of Greece. For Greeks abroad that period is extended to four months. All beneficiaries with assets in these areas must communicate with their representatives in Greece, in order to ensure that the documents sent to them by the Hellenic National Titles Registry properly describe their properties. If a description is not correct, the objection has to be submitted within the deadline. This is for those who have already declared their properties. If you own the property in the above mentioned areas and you haven’t registered it yet, you may still do so, filling in the Land Register statements, following clear instructions. For those who are not able to follow this process themselves, it is advised to consult a person who knows how to interpret real estate contracts and how to prepare correctly the statements required. Apart from the above mentioned areas, each property owner in any other part of Greece should make sure that it has declared and properly recorded his assets, or that the process of land registering has not yet begun in their region. If the property is not declared to the Titles Registry, the owner loses the right to the property and is only entitled to compensation. The inauguration of the new Titles Registry marks the transition from the old regional system of “Registrations and Mortgages” to the new national system. In particular, the books kept by the competent mortgage office serve as archives, while all transactions are now executed by the Titles Registry, and the registrations of properties are performed in the National Cadastre (Registry) Information System (NCIS). For more information in both English and Greek, visit and fill in the Expatriates Communication Form for further enquiries.last_img read more

Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe clinches landslide victory in snap election

first_img Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe clinches landslide victory in snap election IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:16Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:15?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abes gamble paid off as his ruling bloc secured two-thirds of majority in the Lower House in the snap election. Following the results, Abe promised to deal firmly with North Korea amid the rising tensions in the region.center_img Closelast_img read more

Over 100 hurt in New York train derailment

first_imgInvestigators assess damage after a Long Island Railroad train derailed at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, New York City, US. Photo: ReutersA New York City train derailed at a downtown Brooklyn terminal during Wednesday’s morning rush hour, injuring more than 100 commuters in the metropolitan area’s second major rail accident since late September.Emergency crews swarmed Atlantic Terminal after the Long Island Rail Road train went off the tracks inside the busy transportation hub at 8:20 am local time (1320 GMT), the New York City Fire Department said.While none of the injuries were life-threatening, at least 11 people were sent to the hospital, Deputy Assistant Chief Dan Donoghue said at a briefing at the crash site.The train, arriving from the Queens neighborhood of Far Rockaway, failed to stop on time. Traveling at a fairly slow speed, it derailed after striking a bumping block, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said at the briefing.A National Transportation Safety Board investigator told reporters that about 430 passengers and three crew members were on board the train at the time of the collision and that 104 people were injured.The front two cars of the six-carriage train were severely damaged. The station’s partitions and bumping block, which prevents railway vehicles from going past the end of a section of track, were also damaged.Passengers said the blood and chaos following the derailment were frightening.“There were people crying,” said Aaron Neufeld, a 26-year-old paralegal who commutes on the rail line daily. “I saw some bloody faces.”Neufeld, who was riding in the second car, said the train appeared to be approaching normally until it crashed, knocking passengers on top of one another and shattering glass windows.“Bags went flying,” he said. “People were thrown to the ground.”The engineer was probably responsible for failing to stop the train before it hit the bumper, said Tom Prendergast, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the agency that runs the railroad.The train was traveling between 10 and 15 miles per hour (16 to 24 km per hour) as it approached the bumper, he said, which is standard.“At that speed, it’s pretty much the locomotive engineer’s responsibility to stop the train,” Prendergast said as he stood beside Cuomo at the briefing. Investigators will interview the engineer, the conductor and brakeman to determine the cause of the accident, he said.There were no major service disruptions for other Long Island Rail Road lines at the terminal, an MTA official said.In late September, a New Jersey Transit train crashed into a terminal in Hoboken, New Jersey, killing one woman and injuring 114 people, including the engineer.Cuomo, who has made infrastructure improvements a centerpiece of his agenda, said Wednesday’s incident was minor in comparison. The most serious injury in the crash was a broken leg, he said.“There was extensive damage in Hoboken,” Cuomo said. “That train was coming in much faster, did much more damage.”The US Federal Railroad Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board said they were sending investigators to the scene.The Long Island Rail Road is the United State’s largest commuter rail system, serving more than 330,000 passengers a day, according to the American Public Transportation Association.Atlantic Terminal, which also connects commuters to nine city subway lines, is one of the busiest New York stations.last_img read more

VIDEO Nofly Zone Established During Super Bowl At NRG Stadium

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share – / 10We take off from Ellington Field in a small, one-engine airplane and fly about 15 miles over to NRG Park.We circle it twice before making our way back.On Sunday, no aircraft (including drones) will be allowed near the area, and Air National Guard jets and helicopters will be nearby to intercept.Pilots with the Civil Air Patrol, the official civilian auxiliary for the Air Force, test the security plan by flying into the restricted zone.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“(Air National Guard pilots) get the number off the side,” Russell Peck, one of the pilots for the Civil Air Patrol, explained. “They will try to call us if we happen to be on an emergency frequency, which we should be as a general aviation person, should be monitoring that frequency.”If the aircraft isn’t listening, the Air National Guard will signal it to follow and have it land nearby.Since the terror attacks of Sep. 11, 2001, the Federal Aviation Administration institutes these no-fly zones fairly regularly – not just for the Super Bowl but any event where a lot of people gather, like an Astros game, for example.Breaches of the temporary flight restriction, or TFR, occur fairly regularly.“If you happen to be talking to air traffic control, they would tell you about it,” Peck said. “But otherwise, it’s real easy to go into a TFR that you’re just not aware of.”But he said most should be aware that the Super Bowl is happening at NRG Stadium on Sunday. 00:00 /01:14 Listen Xlast_img read more

Great Expectations Remain for Housing in 2015 Despite Recent Economic Slowdown

first_img Forecasts Freddie Mac Home Sales Housing Market U.S. Economy 2015-04-09 Seth Welborn Despite a brutal winter and a slowdown in economic activity in the first quarter, Freddie Mac is sticking to its previous prediction that 2015 will be the best year for home sales since 2007, according to Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic and Housing Report for April 2015 released Thursday.Freddie Mac’s April prediction for GDP growth of 2.6 percent is a slight decline from March’s forecast of 2.8 amid disappointing incoming data from the first quarter and harsh winter weather. This did not put a damper on Freddie Mac’s overall forecast for housing, however. In fact, the title of the report, “Great Expectations,” indicated that analysts at Freddie Mac still believe 2015 will be the best year for housing since the pre-recession days.”As in recent years past, we entered the year with great expectations and optimism for the year ahead,” Freddie Mac Deputy Chief Economist Len Kiefer said. “The first quarter, once again, defied those expectations, bringing brutal winter and a slowdown in economic activity. However, we also remain optimistic about trends in housing markets moving forward for the remainder of the year with mortgage rates low, purchase applications up and pending home sales on a positive upward trend.”Despite a slight downward revision in the forecast for housing starts from March (1.15 million compared to 1.18 million) following a cold winter, pent-up demand is expected to bolster home sales for the remaining three quarters of 2015 – keeping Freddie Mac’s projection for home sales this year at 5.6 million, the best year for home sales in eight years.”Even with a slow first quarter, economic growth should be solid enough for robust job gains and improving housing markets,” Kiefer said. “Expect housing markets to weather rising mortgage rates in the short term, however, the longer-term issue of low levels of inventory will be with us for several years to come.”In the April outlook, Freddie Mac forecasted home prices to increase by 4 percent this year, slightly up from March’s projection, while mortgage rates are expected to boost the refinance volume share of originations up to 41 percent this year. Mortgage rates are expected to slowly rise over the next sixth months and then pick up their rate of increase near the end of the year around an anticipated increase in rates by the Fed.”In the long run, our expectations are grounded and measured based on the simple facts of supply and demand and the country’s current demographic shift,” Kiefer said. “The demand isn’t fully there yet from millennials and our current rate of economic growth of about 2 percent for Real GDP, only supports a gradual recovery. We do expect acceleration in growth and housing demand, but even under our upbeat forecast the housing markets return to a stable range of activity remains a couple of years away.”A video preview of Freddie Mac’s April 2015 Housing and Economic Outlook can be found here. April 9, 2015 450 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Newscenter_img ‘Great Expectations’ Remain for Housing in 2015 Despite Recent Economic Slowdown Sharelast_img read more

The Week Ahead Checking in on Existing Home Sales

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Week Ahead: Checking in on Existing Home Sales February 18, 2018 528 Views The National Association of Realtors (NAR) will release its monthly Existing Home Sales Report for January on Wednesday, February 21, at 10 a.m. EST. The report highlights national and regional existing-home sales price and volume statistics along with data on a year-over-year basis for existing single-family homes, condominiums and co-ops. The previous report, released in January, gave data from December 2017 and showed that while existing-home sales were down during the month of the report, they had edged up 1.1 percent year over year, recording the best year for sales in 11 years. According to the report, the median existing-home price for all housing types in December was $246,800, up 5.8 percent from December 2016 ($233,300). December’s price increase marked the 70th straight month of year-over-year gains.Here’s what else is scheduled for the week ahead:TransUnion Industry Insight Report, Tuesday, 9 a.m. ESTMBA Mortgage Applications Survey, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ESTLeading Economic Indicators Index, Thursday, 10 a.m. ESTFed Balance Sheet, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. ESTcenter_img Share Existing-Home Sales HOUSING indicators Industry Insight Median Home Price mortgage NAR 2018-02-18 Radhika Ojhalast_img read more

EU fines Hello Kitty owner 7 million in antitrust

first_imgEU fines Hello Kitty owner $7 million in antitrust ruling by The Associated Press Posted Jul 9, 2019 6:25 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img BRUSSELS — European Union authorities have fined the Japanese company behind Hello Kitty for restricting cross-border sales of toys, mugs, bags and other products featuring the cartoon cat girl.The EU’s antitrust commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, said Tuesday that Sanrio Co. was fined 6.2 million euros ($7 million) because the company violated the bloc’s competition rules with licensing agreements that banned traders from selling merchandise in different countries.The commission, which launched its investigation in 2017, found Sanrio’s illegal practices were in force for 11 years until December.Hello Kitty, created in 1974, is a global icon with fans of all ages. Sanrio also owns rights to other animated characters including the “Mr. Men” and “Little Miss” series.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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" Also here: longtime Dalton fixture Shaw Industries Group Inc. a subsidiary of Warren Buffetts Berkshire Hathaway Inc Shaw claims current annual sales of $4 billion In 2013 it opened a carpet factory in China to serve the Asia market and said it would use yarn from US operations Shaw also opened a new plant south of Dalton in 2016 that could eventually employ 500 people to produce carpet squares It also converted a carpet plant in Catoosa County to create homegrown trendy luxury vinyl flooring tile Just across the Dalton Bypass from Mohawk is Engineered Floors LLC a newcomer founded by Robert Shaw former head of Shaw Industries The company has built massive factories in the area in the last several years and acquired other US companies that specialize in hard flooring Mohawk Shaw and Engineered Floors turned down repeated requests to discuss proposed White House and congressional trade policies policies that could disrupt the flow of imports they are using especially for hard flooring Just several miles north of some company plants up Abutment Road is a quaint red-brick building in downtown Daltons historic district Inside is the office of the Carpet and Rug Institute a trade association whose members include Mohawk Shaw and Engineered Floors Joe Yarbrough president of the institute said he only speaks for the carpet industry but not for the hard-flooring side of the business thats become such a white-hot market He downplayed the carpet factories’ need for imports because most of the essential material is locally supplied Exports are important he also said but they pale in comparison to domestic sales The association estimates the carpet industry generates $8 billion in regional "business activity" In 2015 Murray and Whitfield counties alone exported carpets and related non-apparel textiles valued at $298 million mostly to Canada and Mexico Thats far more dollar value than from anywhere else in the United States based on US Department of Commerce trade data The New York metro area was a distant second at $171 million Other factories in Murray and Whitfield counties exported almost $154 million in machinery and goods crafted from chemicals plastics and rubber that year Yarbrough listened to a summary of Petersons findings "Well I cant predict the future" he said No one wants to lose business including exports he said But manufacturers are more excited about tax cuts and deregulation prospects than any other Trump trade promises Tax cuts he said would be more of a "positive way to give relief than a 20 percent border tax" Job losses in Trump Country Recent history here is a tale of bust and then boom Steadily as in other factories technology has chipped away at less-skilled textile jobs And when the housing market and demand for carpets collapsed in 2008 during the national financial housing crisis the Dalton area hemorrhaged thousands more jobs Between June 2011 and 2012 more than 4600 jobs evaporated in Murray and Whitfield counties leaving them with a combined 12 percent unemployment rate The plunge was the greatest 12-month decline in jobs in any metro area in the country at that time Times were so bleak that in 2014 the Obama administration chose Northwest Georgia as one of the first dozen regions in the nation to get a slice of $13 billion in federal spending designed to revive manufacturing Northwest Georgias plan was to support a private-public partnership thats continued to train students and others in "sustainable" flooring jobs as the industry changes As the national economy improved innovation and billions of dollars in corporate investment have added back thousands of jobs A United Arab Emirates firm Mattex for example invested $60 million in Murray County to open a factory to produce backing for carpets and artificial turf The state of Georgia has been luring businesses to the state with tax breaks and relatively low labor costs As of December 2016 the five counties reported jobless rates of between 45 percent and 7 percent a big reduction from rates as high as 12 percent to 14 percent just six years ago It all sounds good But based on Peterson’s findings a trade war with partners the size of Mexico and China could push Northwest Georgia back into an even deeper economic abyss than the last recession Noland explained why Economists used traditional equations to measure how tariffs would affect exports and imports nationally and depress levels of consumption and investment With significant tariffs import-price surges would also lead to inflation and stock market declines Businesses that produce "capital goods" goods used to manufacture other goods like textile machines would struggle to adjust Economists applied the fallout to job and industry patterns at the state and county level "For a sector to be hit" Noland said "it does not have to export directly if its product is used intensively in the production of exports" Northwest Georgia would suffer for multiple reasons Manufacturing would get hit from a fall in demand for carpeting and other goods that go into construction auto production and other goods A decline in export markets and imports would hurt earnings and production costs In addition rising prices for cheap imported consumer goods would hit retailers think Walmart and BestBuy and restaurants food and beverage stores and even hospitals would bleed jobs as fewer residents would be able to buy products and services "Most Americans dont work in jobs that they would associate with international trade much less exports" Noland said "so most Americans probably dont think they have a dog in this fight The thing that was most surprising to us was just how untrue that was" Sparsely populated areas anchored by industries sensitive to trade upheaval as Northwest Georgia is would also suffer disproportionately because theyre less capable than economically diversified urban areas of absorbing laid off workers Down at the five-county level Petersons model predicted that textile plants from yarn to rugs and other manufacturing would lose jobs But trucking warehousing and other services that employ fewer people than factories would lose just as large a percentage of jobs or even more by proportion than factories Take Murray County just west of Dalton Petersons forecast found a trade war could lead to a 5 percent job loss in carpet and rug plants and a 41 percent job loss in synthetic rubber work That would contribute to an 83 percent job loss in employment agencies and a 71 percent job loss in food and beverage businesses The Peterson model didnt factor in losses to public-sector jobs And predictions of job losses are likely conservative in some areas Noland said because economists didnt have access to proprietary information about specific imported "supply chain" goods that are critical to certain localities Supply chain goods are pieces and parts that go into making a finished product On a forested hilltop campus Dalton State College economics professor Robert Culp agreed to opine on the Peterson study He teaches at the business school and is keyed into Northwest Georgias local industries Culp said he couldnt argue with the Peterson findings A trade war "could be very detrimental to our economy" he said But he is not sure Trump is serious about carrying through on the threat of tariffs "It could be just a negotiating point right" Culp offered "Thats what Trump is famous for right The Art of the Deal I hope thats what hes trying to do here" Dalton business professor Marilyn Helms teaches students about supply chains She agreed that carpet factories benefit from a robust local supply chain But a stifling of cross-border trade would hurt including Daltons exports of textile-related machinery and other specialty goods "Were lucky to keep a textile industry here" Helms added Split on the factory floor Even though the local Dalton economy improved during the past few years Trumps bleak assessment of job conditions nationwide resonated here along with claims that his business acumen would create more factory jobs Candidate Trumps promises to tackle trade deals made sense to Matthew Barnes at the Chilewich textile factory on Highway 225 near Chatsworth Georgia population 4300 About 75 workers use vinyl to weave chic modern placemats floor and wall coverings tote bags and ottomans for the high-end market Much of the material used is purchased in the United States Barnes said "I think that definitely you have to have good relationships with the other countries" said Barnes who manages daily operations at the plant "But to get those relationships we let them walk all over us sometimes And youve got to put your foot down every once in a while" Inside the Chilewich plant boxes of textiles ready for shipping line shelves Machine arms swing guided by employees weaving slicing and rolling out the luxury vinyl designs Barnes is pleased that over a dozen years Chilewich’s sales have soared even through the recession and that the company exports about 30 percent of its products mostly to Europe but also to Mexico and other foreign destinations "We have distributors all over the world" Barnes said "One of the things Ive heard about our customers is that they love that this stuff is manufactured in the US" But New York City-based co-owners Joe Sultan and his wife Sandy Chilewich the companys chief designer werent Trump supporters Theyre skeptical of Trump’s pitches for strengthening manufacturing and worried about Congress’ proposed trade policies too Sultan strongly believes the United States needs to bolster its manufacturing But the notion of wielding punishing tariffs against trade partners or border taxes strikes him as perilous The European Union is already signaling that it would put up protectionist barriers if the United States does Sultan said "I think based on what the Republican House is talking about there very easily could be a tit-for-tat trade war You know if they do the 20 percent import tax I think its dangerous" Sultan said "I dont think they understand how complex this can be and I think its going to just grind everything to a halt" In Dalton Swiss immigrants Andreas Bruhwiler and his wife Daniela run Alrol of America which employs a handful of employees to make metal rollers coated in rubber that are used in the manufacturing of carpets plastic bags garage doors and other products Bruhwiler doesnt export his products directly very often But he knows that once he sells them some of Alrols rollers eventually end up in machinery in China Mexico Canada and other countries Bruhwiler said he was reluctant to comment on Trumps trade policies because he considers himself a guest in the United States but he did say "I think a free-and-open market is important not only for our reasons but for our economy in the United States" When asked if a tariff would affect Alrol Bruhwiler said he would be concerned about the price of one key product that he imports “It would be very difficult for us” he said "because of the [price advantage] we have on that particular part" Georgias foreign supply lines Its hard to calculate precisely the kinds of imports flowing into Dalton and the surrounding counties The US Department of Commerce doesnt track imports in such granular detail But Georgia has long courted trade with Mexico China and other countries posting representatives abroad to nurture exports and imports Last year the value of Georgias two-way trade with the world surpassed $121 billion an increase of 45 percent since 2008 based on Georgia state officials tracking By its own count Georgia is the 11th-largest exporting and 7th-largest importing state nationwide Canada Mexico and China top the list of countries receiving Georgias exports China Germany and Mexico lead the list of countries that send goods into the state "With the world’s busiest passenger airport and North America’s fastest-growing port [Savannah] located here any business can be assured that its supply lines will never run dry in Georgia" Georgia Gov Nathan Deal a Republican wrote in a 2015 commentary published by CNBC To adapt to American consumers growing taste for hard flooring some of the big Northwest Georgia firms are investing in new plants to produce essential materials at home But its a certainty the flooring companies import a lot said Reginald Tucker managing editor of Floor Covering News a trade publication Planks of wood-like ceramic and luxury vinyl flooring which are fast winning consumers hearts often contain multiple foreign components he said "Its akin to automobile manufacturing" Tucker said "Even the large manufacturers import some of their raw materials Its just easier to do than to build a whole new plant" And all of that could be subject to new taxes or tariffs at the border increasing costs The United States cant grow prized exotic wood cork or enough bamboo Tucker said And its common for US factories to create finished planks out of layers purchased from suppliers on other continents Northwest Georgia companies have a history of brisk importation of special materials from components for carpets to hard-surface flooring based on shipment data gathered by Panjiva a private company that tracks companies involved in global trade In individual shipments that can weigh up to hundreds of thousands of pounds each a stream of imported cork sheets bamboo and other wood veneer planks vinyl sheets ceramic stone and assembled parts have flowed into Georgia flooring companies or affiliates over the last decade In April alone USFloors a Dalton-based company Shaw bought last year imported nearly 100 shipments weighing more than 14 million pounds signed for in Dalton according to Panjiva data Among individual shipments going into Georgias Port of Savannah were 186000 pounds of vinyl flooring 48500 pounds of bamboo materials and more than 251000 pounds of "engineered vinyl flooring" In May Mohawk Industries received among other shipments more than 169000 pounds of vinyl floor tile from China 108000 pounds of "hickory engineered flooring" from Vietnam and more than 100000 pounds of glazed ceramic tiles from Ecuador In January and February Mohawk also received about 740000 pounds of carpet underlay assembled in Mexico from US parts Some economists estimate that for every dollars worth of a Mexican import 40 cents of its value originated with US products The possibility of disrupting this business doesnt instill panic yet in Dalton Its a sentiment that can be summed by Jenna King a young mother who worked in the local mills after graduating high school Now a student at Dalton State College where she is studying human resources management King said she understands manufacturing employment can be volatile Her husband was laid off his factory job during the last recession But she still hopes to land a job with a local flooring manufacturer King who was taking a break in a lounge at the business school listened to a summary of Petersons conclusions: that a big squeeze on imports could kill jobs here rather than create them "Thats a legitimate worry" King said "But the American people always have ways to bounce back whether its with carpet or technologies I believe in our government I think they would be able to do whats best for the people" Flooring worker Osegueda who emigrated long ago from Mexico said that when Trump complains about imports he cant help but think about Cuba and how the communist country suffered from the US trade embargo and Cubas own restrictions on foreign commerce "If he closes the doors to everybody else to their products coming into the United States I guess we’re going to have to figure out how to make our own money here" Osegueda said of Trump But he added "I dont know how we’re going to do that actually" Contact us at editors@timecomThe question posed by an army captain in the first moments of the trailer for Hacksaw Ridge”Who the hell is Private Doss”is a totally valid one Director Mel Gibson aims to answer it with his new movieand if ever a guy deserved a major Hollywood production about his life story it’s Desmond Doss a conscientious objector who served in World War II as a medic and without ever firing a bullet rescued dozens of his comrades The film follows Doss (played by Andrew Garfield) from his childhood in the Blue Ridge Mountains with an abusive father to his army training (under the command of Vince Vaughn‘s wisecracking sergeant) to the battlefield on Okinawa His love story with a local nurse (because Hollywood) and his Christian faith (because Mel Gibson) feature prominently Despite mixed public opinion in the wake of a rash of bad publicity Gibson is still considered by many to be a director worth watching and the awards-season buzz for Hacksaw Ridge began long before the trailer hit Thursday morning The movie will have a run at fall film festivals before it hits theaters on Nov 4 Write to Eliza Berman at elizaberman@timecomSuffice it to say that Unforgettable more than lives up to its title The thriller in theaters April 21 stars Rosario Dawson as Julia a domestic violence survivor who meets the man of her dreams (Geoff Stults) But as she gets closer to him Julia learns that her perfect beau has the overly attached ex-wife from hell: Tessa (Katherine Heigl) who quickly sets out to destroy their budding romance As manipulative sociopathic Tessa Heigl steals every scene she’s in making the film a ludicrous good time After a long career playing heroines and good girls in romantic comedies like 27 Dresses and Life As We Know It as well as on network dramas like Grey’s Anatomy and State of Affairs here Heigl proves herself a wildly entertaining villain all the way up through the film’s grisly final showdown In conversation with TIME Heigl opened up about the pressure on women to be perfect obsessive relationships and going head-to-head with Rosario Dawson TIME: What a movie How did you first encounter the material Katherine Heigl: It was sent to me and Denise di Noviwho I had worked with years ago on Life As We Know It as a producercalled to say "Hey Im directing this How do you feel about the role and do you think you could even do it Katie" Which was like "Um yes How dare you challenge me" I was pretty excited that she even wondered if I could Then we had a lengthy conversation about how I saw her and how Id want to play her and what beats were really important to me So how did you see it To me it was very important that Tessa be sympathetic That you as an audience member have some compassion for her Not that that excuses her behavior but it informs some of it so you understand a little better why shes making these decisions Psychologically it seems like Tessas dysfunctional relationship with her mother looms large in the story Thats definitely what made Tessa who she is and also Tessas suffering from some mental illness that has never been addressed and her mother is definitely exacerbating that with the pressure shes put on herthe judgment the vague disdain for her failingsand the more that pressure builds the more Tessa crumbles I also saw it as a commentary on how women feel pressure to be perfect which is maybe something thats passed down from one generation to the next Absolutely I cant blame my mother for thatshe never made me feel like I had to be perfectso I dont know if its society or just some inner drive or ambition but yeah I know a lot of women like that I have a lot of friends like that We keep asking what is this about Why do we keep doing this to ourselves We know its a problem But its hard to stop for some reason The older I get the clearer it becomes and the more able I am to cut that shit out Your character also has so much of her identity wrapped up in her attachment to this idea of the perfect guy Yes the identity you create from being loved by a man like that Oh if he loves me and values me then I must be of value Ive fallen into that trap myself with my husband: I would say "Well Josh Kelley loves me and if he loves me then I know Im OK" But then its like do you love you Do you care about who you are Why is it just how he feels about you You dont even realize youre doing it To be fair: Josh is such a good person with such integrity and such a decent guy that thats where I was coming fromif someone with that much integrity and kindness thinks Im great then I must be doing pretty well With a film like this how do you thread the needle between making it fun and exhilarating while treating serious subject matter like partner violence and mental illness with respect Youd have to ask Rosario about the abuse because she had to dive into that As far as the mental illness goes Tessa has no idea that she has a mental illness This is her normal She doesnt think "I need help" because she doesnt have that kind of self-awareness So she got to be at that computer which is where you as a performer get to say "Come on audience Come with me and lets have some fun" That scenewhere Tessa vapes drinks wine and masturbates while sitting at her computer catfishing someonereally took my breath away Like have fun with me audience Cause Im having fun Because if she had any real understanding that she was unwell she wouldnt be doing those things But she was enjoying it Its a total dive into her basest nature Have you ever felt obsessive about a partners ex Its such a human thing to meet someone and wonder whos lurking in their recent history And doesnt it inform you in a weird way about your partner Like oh thats your ex Who are you Thats your type Ive never had to deal with anybodys ex in a way that made me uncomfortable but I have been in obsessive relationships where its just not healthy and theres no freedom in it Its become too controlling and too involved down to like if you wont tell me what youre dreaming at night you must not trust me At a certain point I need to be able to have a dream or two at night that I dont share with you Do you enjoy playing a villain instead of a heroine Of course She was so complicated for me in a way that was so different than a lot of characters Ive played I keep thinking of Jane in 27 DressesI loved that characterbut she was complicated in a very obviously perfectionist way Thats a relatable typical flaw Tessa has a million monsters in her closet so its so juicy and fascinating to dive into that Thats what I like about performing is understanding all different kinds of psychologies and life experiences Theres a lot of conversation now about female directorshad you worked with many before I work with female directors quite a bit and I love it I love women I love working with women and I love being bossed around by women But I also have had extraordinary experiences working with male directors so its more about working with talented passionate people I dont really care what your gender is What was your dynamic like with Rosario especially having to beat each other up on set Shes such a badass Shes super athletic and Im notIm such a couch potato Its pathetic But she was great in that stuff because shes careful and she knows what shes doing We also had an amazing stunt doubles that really got into the nitty-gritty because Ill get hurt Ill twist an ankleits just who I am But we had a lot of fun and Im not really a method actor so I dont carry the vibe around with me Shes really an open available gregarious wonderful gal and I felt really comfortable and safe with herI knew that I could just go there and she would support me I hope she knew that too Contact us at editors@timecomPresident Barack Obama reaffirmed Monday night that the US stands by Israel’s right to defend itself from Hamas rockets but said he is “encouraged” by a cease-fire proposal pushed by Egypt to de-escalate the situation in Israel and Gaza Speaking at an iftar dinner to mark the Muslim holy month of Ramadan Obama acknowledged strong views and differences of opinion about the conflict which has flared up over the past week “I will say very clearly no country can accept rocket fired indiscriminately at citizens” Obama told a group of Muslim-American leaders and the members of the diplomatic corps “And so weve been very clear that Israel has the right to defend itself against what I consider to be inexcusable attacks from Hamas” “At the same time on top of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza that weve worked long and hard to alleviate the death and injury of Palestinian civilians is a tragedy which is why weve emphasized the need to protect civilians regardless of who they are or where they live” he continued Obama cautioned both sides against escalation saying it would benefit no one adding that the US will continue to push for a return to the 2012 cease-fire “We are encouraged that Egypt has made a proposal to accomplish this goal which we hope can restore the calm that weve been seeking” he said The Israeli government’s security cabinet is expected to vote on the cease-fire proposal early Tuesday morning “The pictures we are seeing in Gaza and Israel are heart-wrenching” Obama said The President also mentioned the separate crises in Syria and Iraq both nations are terrorized by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) and the former also by forces loyal to embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad “These are particularly difficult times in the Middle East” he said Obama also alluded to reports that the US is spying on Muslim-American leaders The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee boycotted the dinner and similar government events over "the governments condoning of the current slaughter of Palestinians in Palestine and the spying of American Arabs and Muslims domestically" Without mentioning the reports directly Obama appeared to address the issue “Here at home even as were vigilant in ensuring our security we have to continue to remain true to our highest ideals” he said “In the United States of America there is no place for false 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