Yellen Warns Jobs Will be Slow to Rebound Without Stimulus

Yellen Warns Jobs Will be Slow to Rebound Without Stimulus


The U.S. labor market is stalling and in a “deep hole” that could take years to escape if lawmakers do not quickly pass an aid package that gives workers a bridge to the end of the pandemic, Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen warned on Sunday.

By contrast, passing the $1.9 trillion package that President Biden has proposed could allow the economy to reach full employment by next year, Ms. Yellen said.

She rebutted concerns that big spending would lead to inflation, and said that the economy would be stuck in the kind of long, slow recovery that followed the 2008 financial crisis if lawmakers do too little now.

“The most important risk is that we leave workers and communities scarred by the pandemic and the economic toll that it’s taken,” Ms. Yellen said on the CNN program “State of the Union.” “We have to make sure this doesn’t take a permanent toll on their lives.”

Lawrence H. Summers, a former Treasury secretary under President Bill Clinton, argued in The Washington Post on Thursday that Mr. Biden’s proposal was so big that it might overheat the economy. But Ms. Yellen, a former Federal Reserve chair, said on CNN that she had spent years studying inflation and that she was confident that policymakers had the tools to deal with it if it were to materialize.

Democrats in Congress moved last week to fast-track Mr. Biden’s plan, but the details of the legislation are still being worked out. Ms. Yellen said it was important to ensure that not just low-income workers but also those in the middle class, like teachers and police officers, receive the additional support they need.

“Of course it shouldn’t go to very well-off families that don’t need the funds,” Ms. Yellen said on the CBS program “Face the Nation,” adding that Mr. Biden was discussing with Congress where to set the income ceiling for eligibility.

After a pandemic aid package passes, Ms. Yellen said, Mr. Biden wants to pass a jobs bill built around infrastructure investment, worker training and addressing climate change.

Andrews, Evans, Mirren pay tribute to Christopher Plummer

Reactions to the death at 91 of Oscar winner and “Sound of Music” star Christopher Plummer:

“The world has lost a consummate actor today and I have lost a cherished friend. I treasure the memories of our work together and all the humor and fun we shared through the years. My heart and condolences go out to his lovely wife, Elaine, and his daughter, Amanda.” — Plummer’s “Sound of Music” co-star Julie Andrews, in a statement.

“He was a mighty force both as Man and Actor. He was an actor in the 19th century meaning of the word—his commitment to his profession. His art was total, theater being a constant and the most important part of the totality of his drive to engage with storytelling. He was fearless, energetic, courageous, knowledgeable, professional and a monument to what an actor can be. A Great Actor in the truest sense.” — Helen Mirren, who co-starred with Plummer in his Oscar-nominated role of Tolstoy in “The Last Station,” in a written statement.

“Mr. Plummer was a timeless actor who entertained millions around the world and inspired many to pursue the arts. A true gentleman and a consummate professional, his presence both on and off the stage will be thoroughly missed. On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my deepest condolences to his family, his friends, and his many fans.” — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a statement.

“What an unbelievable loss. Few careers have such longevity and impact. One of my favorite memories from Knives Out was playing piano together in the Thrombey house between set ups. He was a lovely man and a legendary talent.” — Chris Evans, who co-starred with Plummer in 2019′s “Knives Out,” on Twitter.

“RIP to Christopher Plummer, a living legend who loved his craft, and was an absolute gentleman. So lucky to have shared a set with him.” — “Knives Out’ director Rian Johnson, via Twitter.

“My heart is broken, my dear Chris. I feel your loss deep inside. How lucky was I having you next to me in what’s been one the best experiences of my career.” — “Knives Out” star Ana de Armas on Instagram.

“Chris Plummer knew every acting trick in the book – and many that weren’t even in the book.” — Taylor Hackford, who directed Plummer in 1995′s “Dolores Claiborne,” in a statement.

“He was what I call a friend. What is the definition of a friend? Somebody you know intimately whose every breath and every thought that is so much like yours or can a friend be someone whose life is intertwined near and afar with great gaps of time between meetings? That was the kind of friend Chris Plummer was to me.” — William Shatner, who starred with Plummer in “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,” on Twitter.

“What a legend. What a loss. Thank you, Mr. Plummer.” — actor Dan Levy on Twitter.

“What a guy. What a talent. What a life. And I was fortunate enough to work with him less than 2 years ago and had a wonderful experience.” — Ridley Scott, who directed Plummer in 2017′s ”All the Money in the World,” in a written statement.

“‘Blossom of snow, may you bloom and grow, bloom and grow forever.’ RIP Christopher Plummer. You lit up screen and stage over a lifetime of art.” — Dan Rather on Twitter.

“Pixar remembers Christopher Plummer, who as Charles Muntz in ‘Up,’ taught us that ‘adventure is out there.’ Rest in peace, good friend.” — Pixar, on Twitter.

“If I live to be 91 maybe I’ll have time to fully appreciate all the great work of Christopher Plummer.” — actor Dave Foley on Twitter.

“Christopher Plummer was, well, the Captain. Although he had a love/not-so-much relationship with his role in ‘The Sound of Music,’ he gradually came around to realizing that he might as well embrace the movie and his performance in it.” — Ted Chapin, president of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, in a statement.

18 ABSTRACT ART IDEAS

18 ABSTRACT ART IDEAS


You, Will, Learn The New Lifehack that could help you in a more critical stage view and share the article with your friends.

INCREDIBLE DRAWING IDEAS

You will be surprised with art ideas we share today! Surprise your friends with such a crazy technique is to paint a heard with acrylic paint and a hammer. The process is so easy! Check out the tutorial on how to create a cute heart using a hammer. Moreover, you will learn about zentangle art and how to doodle. Doodling is a very meditative process and creative process. All you need is to draw simple lines, dots and patterns is a very therapeutic and creative process. Besides, you will find one more awesome drawing idea is a palette knife painting. Palette knife is a simple tool will help you to create beautiful pictures and amazing effects. This knife is very cheap and so easy to clean. Watch our video and find step by step tutorial on how to draw bamboo and a beautiful palm in seconds.
The next collection of lifehacks will teach you how to redecorate your boring walls if you are on a tight budget. Choose the color you like and we will help you with design ideas and start creating! Check out the tricks and techniques that painting pros use to get a perfectly painted room. The first idea is really crazy – cut your old sweater and cover the paint roller with it. You will be surprised by the pattern you will have on your walls. Wrap a roller with a string or rope and paint. You will totally love this minimalistic design! Also, you can paint your walls using a kitchen sponge.
As a bonus, check out a collection of ideas on how to make cool pictures using your car!
Our projects are so easy that it won’t require much effort to create a room of your dream!

TIMESTAMPS:
00:49 Hammer painting
02:18 Cut your old sweater
05:25 Zentangle art ideas
08:26 Creative painting ideas
14:10 Palette knife painting

—————————————————————————————-
Our Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/5min.crafts/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/5.min.crafts/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/5m_crafts

Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts GIRLY: https://goo.gl/fWbJqz
Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts KIDS: https://goo.gl/PEuLVt
Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts MEN: http://bit.ly/2S69VUG

The Bright Side of Youtube: https://goo.gl/rQTJZz

—————————————————————————————-
For more videos and articles visit:
http://www.brightside.me

Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/ This video is made for entertainment purposes. We do not make any warranties about the completeness, safety and reliability. Any action you take upon the information on this video is strictly at your own risk, and we will not be liable for any damages or losses. It is the viewer’s responsibility to use judgment, care and precautions if one plans to replicate.

The following video might feature activity performed by our actors within controlled environment- please use judgment, care, and precaution if you plan to replicate.

5-Minute Crafts,DIY,Do it yourself,crafts,trucos,5 minutes craft,life hacks,5 minute craft,trucos de belliza,proyectos faciles,useful things,lifehacks,tricks,tips,DIY projects,DIY activities,Handcraft,Tutorial,howto,art,art tutorials,painting,drawing,draw,wall painting,wall painting ideas,wall painting techniques,design,interior,interior design,how to paint a wall,painting walls,textures designs,home decorating,boring walls,zentangle,doodle,Art & Education,Life Hacks, 5 MIn Craft Hacks,Life Saving Tricks

France to Scrap Law Banning Desk Lunches

France to Scrap Law Banning Desk Lunches


“We French and you Americans have totally different ideas about work,” said Agnès Dutin, a retired translator, as she wheeled a bag with her Sunday market produce. “It’s a catastrophe to work at your desk. You need a pause to refresh the mind. It’s good to move your body. When you return, you see things differently.”

To eat in France, whatever the inroads of fast food, remains a social experience rather than a matter of mere nourishment. It is a pleasurable gathering to which much of life is dedicated.

In the country that gave the world the 35-hour week, albeit often circumvented, the American lunch-at-the-desk habit is viewed as an ominous indication of a poor understanding of the proper work-life balance.

“You only have one life,” Ms. Dutin remarked.

The pandemic restrictions have been particularly difficult for owners of restaurants. Some had suggested opening in defiance of the government’s order, prompting the French economy minister, Bruno Le Maire, to warn that such an insurrection would lead to the loss of government financial support during the pandemic.

Overhauling the labor code to make hiring and firing more flexible in France, and generally cut back on regulation, has been a major plank of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency. The change has contributed to a significant drop in unemployment, which had been running around 10 percent before he took office.

Mr. Macron has opted not to impose a third lockdown despite the continued virulence of the pandemic, but his government has reinforced measures to contain the virus in the workplace — by insisting that companies favor remote work wherever possible, keep employees at least two meters, or about six feet, apart if they come to the office, and now by allowing workers to eat at their desks.

It’s unclear how many French people were already doing so. Globalization, or just plain Americanization, has hit France, too. Still, the Labor Ministry decision was a departure.

Coronavirus cases drop at US homes for elderly and infirm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Coronavirus cases have dropped at U.S. nursing homes and other long-term care facilities over the past few weeks, offering a glimmer of hope that health officials attribute to the start of vaccinations, an easing of the post-holiday surge and better prevention, among other reasons.

More than 153,000 residents of the country’s nursing homes and assisted living centers have died of COVID-19, accounting for 36% of the U.S. pandemic death toll, according to the COVID Tracking Project. Many of the roughly 2 million people who live at such facilities remain cut off from loved ones because of the risk of infection. The virus still kills thousands of them weekly.

The overall trend for long-term care residents is improving, though, with fewer new cases recorded and fewer facilities reporting outbreaks. Coupled with better figures for the country overall, it’s cause for optimism even if it’s too early to declare victory.

“We definitely think there’s hope and there’s light at the end of the tunnel,” said Marty Wright, who heads a nursing home trade group in West Virginia.

Nursing homes have been a priority since vaccinations began in mid-December, and the federal government says 1.5 million long-term care residents have already received at least an initial dose.

Researchers and industry leaders say they are seeing marked improvements after months in which some nursing homes lost dozens of residents to the disease and had to keep others in semi-isolation for protection. Some 2,000 nursing homes are now virus-free, or about 13% nationally, according to an industry group, and many are dealing with far fewer cases than before.

In West Virginia, where about 30% of the state’s roughly 2,080 COVID-19 deaths occurred at long-term care centers, fewer outbreaks are happening and fewer residents are requiring hospitalization, said Wright, chief executive of the West Virginia Health Care Association. Pennsylvania-based Genesis HealthCare, which operates more than 325 nursing homes, assisted-living facilities or senior living communities in 24 states, has seen similar improvements, said spokeswoman Lori Mayer.

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, an industry trade organization, said Thursday that data from about 800 nursing homes where initial vaccine doses were administered in late December offered promising results. Cases among residents fell by 48% at homes where immunizations had occurred, compared to a 21% decline at non-vaccinated facilities nearby. Meanwhile, cases among employees dropped by 33% at vaccinated homes, compared to 18% at non-vaccinated facilities.

After reaching a high of almost 73,600 new weekly cases in long-term care facilities nationwide in mid-December, the number was down 31% by late January, to about 50,000 new cases per week, an Associated Press analysis found. Still, the most recent weekly count is 18% higher than the seven-day period that ended on Thanksgiving, when numbers started climbing.

The weekly count of new deaths remains stubbornly high, with a record 7,042 recorded during the seven-day span that ended Jan. 14 and only a slight decline since. By comparison, for the seven days that ended on Thanksgiving, 3,181 deaths were recorded. More encouragingly, the COVID Tracking Project found that only 251 facilities reported new outbreaks recently, compared to 1,410 in early January.

Dr. David Gifford, chief medical officer for the national association, said the numbers show signs for hope since they indicate vaccines might decrease the spread of COVID-19, a finding not shown in trials.

“If verified with additional data, this could expedite the reopening of long-term care facilities to visitors, which is vital to residents’ health and wellbeing,” he said in a statement.

The ability to visit left Mark Badger and his 91-year-old father Billy, who is in an Anchorage, Alaska, nursing home, in tears. It was the first face-to-face visit in a year. Mark Badger’s mother had died at the home a year ago.

“This is a period when he really needs us,” Mark Badger said. “He’s been lonely.”

Experts caution that only some of the improvement can be linked to vaccines.

Studies from Israel show it takes a patient about 12 days for the first of the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccines to provide meaningful protection, said Roni Rosenfeld, a computational epidemiologist who heads the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University. Despite all the long-term care facility residents and workers who have received at least one dose of vaccine, those doses haven’t had enough time to work for most people, he said this week.

“The vaccine likely contributed, but very, very little,” said Rosenfeld.

Health officials say other factors are likely playing a larger role, including an ebb in the post-holiday surge, an ever-larger number of people who are immune because they’ve had the disease, behavioral changes and more abundant protective gear. And they caution that there are still threats lurking, including more contagious strains of the virus and a reluctance by many nursing home workers to get vaccinated.

At Arbor Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center in Opelika, Alabama, where 19 patients died of COVID-19 early in the pandemic, none of the roughly 115 patients are infected now, said Mark Traylor, who heads the facility’s parent company, Traylor-Porter Healthcare.

“We look after each other in here. We take care of each other,” resident Susan McEachern said Wednesday as she and a friend — both wearing masks — sat in a communal room that was recently reopened because many residents had been vaccinated.

Traylor said a better understanding of how to prevent the spread of the virus and how to treat COVID-19 was the difference between “looking into an abyss” during those first weeks of the crisis and visitors now being allowed back on a limited basis.

“We’re going to be in great shape once we get everybody vaccinated,” said Traylor.

PruittHealth, which operates about 100 nursing homes in the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida, has 29 locations that are free of COVID-19 and fewer patients overall testing positive in recent weeks, said CEO Neil Pruitt.

Although more than 70% of PruittHealth’s eligible nursing home residents have been immunized, only 27% of its employees have agreed to be vaccinated, Pruitt said. Without a big improvement in that employee figure, he’s worried cases could spike again once people start traveling over spring break.

“Right now, I’m not confident,” he said.

___

Associated Press Medical Writer Carla K. Johnson in Washington state; Adrain Sainz in Memphis, Tennessee; Mark Thiessen in Anchorage, Alaska; data journalist Nicky Forster; and photographer Julie Bennett in Opelika contributed to this report.

17 TV AND MOVIE MAKEUP DIYs FOR YOUR SFX LOOK

17 TV AND MOVIE MAKEUP DIYs FOR YOUR SFX LOOK


You, Will, Learn The New Lifehack that could help you in a more critical stage view and share the article with your friends.

HOW TO LOOK LIKE A FAVORITE TV CHARACTER

This time we share brilliant makeup tutorials that will help to transform you into favorite character! There are a lot of ideas for themed parties and Halloween. These step by step tutorials are so easy that you will be able to change your look literally every day!
Let’s start from the Joker makeup tutorial. Create Joker’s smile using school glue. You will need to apply at least 3 layers. After that using scissors carefully cut the layers of glue. Apply liquid lipstick to finish the smile. Then apply a black line from either side of the mouth to create a smile. Finish the makeup as we show in our tutorial.
If you want to like an elderly, follow these steps: apply school glue on your skin and let dry. Cover with fixing powder. It gives an effect of the wrinkled face. And finally, cover the face with baby powder.
Creating fake scars and cuts is easier than it looks. Let’s make simple cuts together. Apply a layer of glue stick on your skin, make shades using eye shadow. In a bowl, mix honey, blue and red food coloring. Stir and apply to imitate blood. Use eyelash glue to make fake pimples. Watch the video till the end to find an easy tutorial.
If you are a fan of Maleficent and Angelina Jolie, check out how to create DIY Maleficent horns from the hair band, paper cups, and aluminum foil. Watch this video to find a cool tutorial!
As a bonus, you will learn how to create Snow queen costume using a hot glue gun.
Don’t forget to hit the like button and subscribe to our channel for more videos like this!

TIMESTAMPS:
00:13 Joker makeup
00:55 Old lady makeup
01:28 Fake scars
04:58 DIY Maleficent horns
08:15 DIY Iron Throne

—————————————————————————————-
Our Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/5min.crafts/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/5.min.crafts/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/5m_crafts

Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts GIRLY: https://goo.gl/fWbJqz
Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts KIDS: https://goo.gl/PEuLVt
Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts MEN: http://bit.ly/2S69VUG

The Bright Side of Youtube: https://goo.gl/rQTJZz

—————————————————————————————-
For more videos and articles visit:
http://www.brightside.me

Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/ This video is made for entertainment purposes. We do not make any warranties about the completeness, safety and reliability. Any action you take upon the information on this video is strictly at your own risk, and we will not be liable for any damages or losses. It is the viewer’s responsibility to use judgment, care and precautions if one plans to replicate.

The following video might feature activity performed by our actors within controlled environment- please use judgment, care, and precaution if you plan to replicate.

5-Minute Crafts,DIY,Do it yourself,crafts,trucos,5 minutes craft,life hacks,5 minute craft,trucos de belliza,proyectos faciles,useful things,lifehacks,tricks,tips,DIY projects,DIY activities,Handcraft,Tutorial,howto,makeup,makeup tutorials,halloween,makeup tutorial,party makeup,halloween makeup,joker makeup,wrinkled face,fake scars,iron throne,game of thrones,maleficent,diy makeficent horns,snow queen,SFX,SFX makeup,mobie makeup,artist makeup,Art & Education,Life Hacks, 5 MIn Craft Hacks,Life Saving Tricks

Protesters Rally Across Myanmar, Defying Coup and Risking Crackdown

Protesters Rally Across Myanmar, Defying Coup and Risking Crackdown


People marched through Monywa, in the heart of Myanmar, and Mawlamyine, on the eastern coast, demanding an end to military rule. They refused to disperse in the casino town of Myawaddy, even when the police fired warning shots.

In Sagaing Division, in the foothills of the Himalayas, a man from the Naga ethnic group wearing a fur hat garnished with hornbill feathers and boar tusks raised his arm in a defiant salute. And in Yangon, the largest city in the country, columns of red-clad protesters surged toward Sule Pagoda from as far as the eye could see.

Nearly a week after the country’s generals staged a coup, detaining civilian leaders and catapulting Myanmar back to army rule, people are speaking up. By the hundreds of thousands on the weekend, they marched in cities and towns across the country. They carried red balloons and ribbons, as well as the crimson flag, emblazoned with a white star and golden fighting peacock, of the ousted National League for Democracy party.

And they chanted in unison for the freedom, once again, of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the civilian leader who spent 15 years under house arrest during the military’s nearly 50-year grip on power. For five years, Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy had led a civilian government that had received two decisive mandates from the electorate, even as the military retained much authority. The army coup on Feb. 1 ended any illusion of power sharing.

In the past, the military has met rallies like these with guns, shooting Buddhist monks and student protesters alike. Its response already includes dozens of arrests and telecommunications outages that evoked the days of isolation under junta rule. But the memory of army massacres of pro-democracy protesters as recently as 2007 did not stop marchers from pouring onto the streets over the weekend.

“I don’t care if they shoot because under the military, our lives will be dead anyway,” said Ko Nyi Zaw, who joined a rally on Sunday. “Before we die completely, we have to protest.”

Even in Naypyidaw, the capital that was purpose-built by the generals early this century, hundreds of motorcycles rolled across normally empty avenues, streaming National League for Democracy flags.

In the refugee camps in Bangladesh, where about a million Rohingya Muslims who fled army pogroms in Myanmar now shelter, people joined the call for a restoration of civilian government, even if Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi defended the military against accusations of genocide from international prosecutors.

“They killed Rohingya, they tortured us and we haven’t forgotten those brutal days,” said Abdur Rahim, who escaped from Myanmar and now lives in the Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh, the largest single refugee settlement in the world. “We express solidarity with those who are protesting against the military government in Myanmar.”

The internet was severed in Myanmar on Saturday, just like during the coup, but was restored a day later. No one knew, though, when another outage might cut off the country again. In the hours when they could, protesters posted live videos on Facebook. Tens of millions of people offered their support online, a stream of hearts and likes for each city’s display of defiance.

On Saturday night, what sounded for a moment like gunfire crackled through the air in Yangon and the city of Mandalay, but the noise turned out to be firecrackers. A rumor, emanating first from text messages among soldiers, radiated out into the population: Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi had been freed. People lit firecrackers in delight and sang protest anthems.

But the rumor was just that, and perhaps even disinformation.

On Sunday, some of the protesters said they thought the military had spread the false rumor about Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi’s release in order to stop people from coming out. They said the possibility of such psychological warfare, during an internet blackout, had angered them.

“The military is spreading fake news about Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,” said Ma Maw Maw Tun, who marched on Sunday. “I don’t accept that, and we will protest until the military dictatorship is gone and the civilian government returns.”

Over the weekend, the U.S. Embassy in Myanmar said on Twitter that it supported “the right of the people of Myanmar to protest in support of the democratically elected government and their right to freely access information.”

“We repeat our calls for the military to relinquish power, restore the democratically elected government, release those detained, lift all telecommunications restrictions, and refrain from violence,” a second tweet said.

In Yangon, the street protests on Sunday felt like a giant party, a release from the stress of a military putsch and also a moment to ignore the coronavirus pandemic through the first mass gathering in months.

But the specter of the military still loomed. Medics stood on guard, awaiting what they feared was to come. People monitored movements from military bases, in case soldiers were seen heading toward the protests. Demonstrators placed food, water and red roses in front of police officers in riot gear as a peace offering. Some knelt in obeisance.

Officials from the National League for Democracy said that as a party they did not want people on the streets. Instead, they urged a campaign of civil disobedience, which has been growing with each day, too.

U Aung Kyaw Thu, a party veteran who survived the military’s bloody crackdown in 1988, said memories of that massacre still loomed.

“I want people to stay at home because if people cannot restrain their emotions, then the tensions will get bigger and there will be more casualties,” he said. “They will shoot when they want, and I am afraid for the people.”

Billy Crystal on Oscars and ‘little powerhouse’ film

NEW YORK (AP) — After hosting the Oscars nine times, Billy Crystal wouldn’t necessarily rule out a tenth. But the 72-year-old actor would prefer some wider attention for his low-budget indie film, “Standing Up, Falling Down.” Perhaps even a longshot Academy Awards nomination.

“If it happened, it would be unbelievable. I’m really thrilled just to be in the discussion and not for, ‘Hey, would you host again?’” Crystal said.

In the movie, released in February 2020, Crystal plays an alcoholic dermatologist who befriends a down-on-his-luck comedian, played by Ben Schwartz. Crystal also serves as executive producer on the movie, shot in his childhood hometown of Long Beach, New York. A key scene takes place in the temple where he had his bar mitzvah.

After starring in polished Hollywood classics like “City Slickers” and “When Harry Met Sally,” Crystal jokes that his latest project was a bit more scaled down. “My character, Marty, with no last name, that’s how small the budget was. We couldn’t even afford a last name for him,” he said.

The Emmy-winning actor spoke with The Associated Press over Zoom to talk about his roots, his history hosting the Oscars, and returning to his hometown for a film shoot.

Comments have been edited for clarity and brevity.

ratio
Youtube video thumbnail

___

AP: Did being back in Long Beach for “Standing Up, Falling Down” bring back childhood memories?

CRYSTAL: One day when I was in the makeup chair for the film, and I’m sitting in a makeshift little space that we had because there was no dressing rooms, there’s no doubt we changed in the car. We changed in the restroom if we were shooting at a restaurant or bar. And I’m sitting there putting the stuff on my face and the smell of the makeup and the powder was exactly the same as I remember in third grade for the school play. And (I remember) how excited I was that the parents were out there and that there was an audience, you know, on the other side of that curtain. I just couldn’t wait to get out there. I’ve been on that hook since I was a kid.

AP: Your performance is being lauded. With awards season coming up, is that something you’ve thought about?

CRYSTAL: I have to admit, it’s very nice to just be in the conversation and mentioned. Whether that happens or not is such a long shot. But it’s very satisfying, I have to say. I just really want people to see the movie because the movie’s a little powerhouse that had no budget for publicity.

AP: You’ve done so much in your career, from standup and big movies to directing and Broadway. When did you know this is what you wanted to do?

CRYSTAL: When I was 4 or 5, I got up in front of the family with my two brothers and we would memorize Carl Reiner and Sid Caesar and Howie Morris routines and then do them. We didn’t think we were stealing. We didn’t know. We just loved them so much. And they were such an influence on us. Then I would get up and do my own stuff and imitate the relatives because their accents were interesting. The characters were so great. These Eastern European and Russian relatives that we had with great faces and sounds. And they were joyous and they loved to laugh and they love to be entertained. And I loved entertaining them. And I just continued that.

AP: Did your early penchant for entertaining help lead to hosting so many Oscars shows?

CRYSTAL: Honestly, I didn’t feel that much different, except the world is watching. From the time I started, you really have to want to be up there and you really have to want to be that guy or that person to host the show.

I put my own stamp on it. And that was fun. I mean, I had a good time and I needed to relax them as well. And it was a step up because I’m at that point when I started in 1990 now, I mean, “Harry and Sally” (had) just come out and before that “Throw Momma from the Train.” I had earned my spot that I was now a member of the movie industry, you know. So, when I walked out there, I had more cred as a member of the community. I relished that and I was able to poke fun at it, but respect it at the same time. Those first years of doing the show were wonderfully exciting and satisfying.

AP: This year the Oscars will probably not have an audience. Last year, it didn’t have a host. What are you expecting?

CRYSTAL: Yeah, it’s very tough now. I thought that they did a very good job with the virtual Emmys. Jimmy Kimmel did a wonderful job. It’s just so awful, the condition that we’re in. So any kind of entertainment that we can bring to people to ease their pain is really important. So I think that if the show can find a way to do it and do it well and really celebrate the work part of it and the entertainment part of it, it’s OK. But I think one of the years I hosted, we were in a bad recession and the economy was terrible. And I said, “This is this what we want to see, millionaires giving each other gold statues.” So, I think we have to really find the right way to do it.

AP: If they asked you, would you ever do it again?

CRYSTAL: Oh, I know you were going to — as soon as we got there, it got a little chilly in here. I don’t know. I don’t know. We’ll have to see. I don’t know. I don’t know if they would ask me. That would be a tough, tough thing to consider, but we’ll see.

___

This story corrects the release date of “Standing Up, Falling Down.”′ The film was released in February 2020, not April.

New Job in Calhoun, IL – Domino’s Pizza Delivery Driver Earn up to $20/per hour with tips daily – Domino’s Pizza

New Job in Calhoun, IL – Domino’s Pizza Delivery Driver Earn up to $20/per hour with tips daily – Domino’s Pizza

#Dominos #Pizza #Delivery #Driver #Earn #20per #hour #tips #daily Continue Reading New Job in Calhoun, IL – Domino’s Pizza Delivery Driver Earn up to $20/per hour with tips daily – Domino’s Pizza

18 SATISFYING THINGS TO MAKE YOU FEEL RELAX

18 SATISFYING THINGS TO MAKE YOU FEEL RELAX


You, Will, Learn The New Lifehack that could help you in a more critical stage view and share the article with your friends.

BRILLIANT WAYS TO RELAX AFTER A DIFFICULT DAY

If you are stressed out, watch our video and you will find a lot of satisfying moments. Enjoy this meditative video and share with your friends. Another way to relax is to choose a hobby you will like. Most people feel happier when they are working on hobbies. Besides, hobbies have a lot of health and physical benefits. Hobbies give you time to relax and reduce the level of stress. You don’t need to choose only one hobby; you can try a couple at the same time. Try the one you will really love. Also, you can have a common hobby with your friends and spend time with fun.
You can try drawing as a hobby, there are a lot of drawing techniques. You may start learning fundamental painting techniques to become an artist. But who has time for it? We are ready to share easy drawing tutorials for pros and beginners. Let’s start with the palette painting. The only tool you will need is a palette knife that is rather cheap. Palette knife is a simple tool will help you to create beautiful pictures and amazing effects. Watch our video and find step by step tutorial on how to draw bamboo and a beautiful palm in seconds.
One more easy drawing technique is Zentangle art. All the supplies you need is a pen and a small square of paper. Zentangle as a type of drawing that consists of a series of repetitive strokes — straight lines, curves, and dots. Watch our video and try to repeat the patterns we share! Use your imagination and decorate greeting cards for your friends.
Don’t forget to hit the like button and subscribe to our channel for more videos like this!

TIMESTAMPS:
00:09 Satisfying moments
04:54 Drawing techniques
06:26 How to draw lips
08:25 Quick way to draw a bamboo

—————————————————————————————-
Our Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/5min.crafts/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/5.min.crafts/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/5m_crafts

Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts GIRLY: https://goo.gl/fWbJqz
Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts KIDS: https://goo.gl/PEuLVt
Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts MEN: http://bit.ly/2S69VUG

The Bright Side of Youtube: https://goo.gl/rQTJZz

—————————————————————————————-
For more videos and articles visit:
http://www.brightside.me

Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/ This video is made for entertainment purposes. We do not make any warranties about the completeness, safety and reliability. Any action you take upon the information on this video is strictly at your own risk, and we will not be liable for any damages or losses. It is the viewer’s responsibility to use judgment, care and precautions if one plans to replicate.

The following video might feature activity performed by our actors within controlled environment- please use judgment, care, and precaution if you plan to replicate.

5-Minute Crafts,DIY,Do it yourself,crafts,trucos,5 minutes craft,life hacks,5 minute craft,trucos de belliza,proyectos faciles,useful things,lifehacks,tricks,tips,DIY projects,DIY activities,Handcraft,Tutorial,howto,satisfying videos,oddly satisfying videos,satisfying video,drawing tutorial,drawing tutorials,drawing,how to draw,sketch,sketching,drawing hacks,art,artist,painting,acrylic painting,art tutorial,knife art,doodle,doodling,Art & Education,Life Hacks, 5 MIn Craft Hacks,Life Saving Tricks

Glacier fractures in the Himalayas, causing deadly flood; more than 150 feared missing

Glacier fractures in the Himalayas, causing deadly flood; more than 150 feared missing



 Television channels aired footage of gushing water barreling down a narrow canyon in the mountains and sweeping away the power plant at its base. A second state-run power plant in the vicinity also suffered extensive damage.

Most of those missing were workers at the two power plants. Armed forces personnel dug a ditch to rescue more than a dozen workers trapped in a tunnel. Videos of the operation showed them pulling out a man who flung his arms in the air victoriously.

Girish Joshi, a consultant with the state’s disaster management authority said an eight-mile stretch of the river was affected, but there was no further danger. “The river levels are normal now,” he said. Authorities in the neighboring state of Uttar Pradesh said they were on alert and monitoring water levels.

The disaster-prone state had witnessed one of the worst floods in 2013 that claimed thousands of lives. Experts point to the effects of climate change and unchecked construction in the region for being behind such disasters.

Anjal Prakash, a professor at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and part of a United Nations panel on climate change said “this looks very much like a climate change event as the glaciers are melting due to global warming.” He pointed out the Himalayan region is one of the least monitored, and this event shows how vulnerable it could be.

 Farooq Azam, a specialist in Glaciology and Hydrology at Indian Institute of Technology in Indore, said glacial bursts are “rare.” He said while more information was needed about today’s event, “climate change driven erratic weather patterns like increased snowfall and rainfall, warmer winters has led to the melting point of a lot of snow.”

Trivendra Singh Rawat, the chief minister of Uttarakhand, said experts will look into the cause of the disaster but the priority now is to “save lives,” while Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the nation “prays for everyone’s safety.”

US ending accord that sent asylum seekers back

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala said Friday the U.S. government is ending an arrangement that sent asylum-seekers who reached U.S. borders back to the Central American nation with an opportunity to seek protection there instead.

The Guatemalan government said in a statement it welcomed the decision to end the accord, known as a safe third country agreement.

“The Guatemalan government welcomes the statements of President Joe Biden regarding his administration’s commitment to our country and the region,” according to the statement.

As of December, only 20 of 939 Hondurans and El Salvadorans who have been turned back from the U.S. and flown to Guatemala decided to seek asylum there, and none of those have gained final approval. With so many returning to their home countries instead, the policy instituted by former president Donald Trump became known as “deportation with a layover.”

Similar arrangements were reached between the U.S. and El Salvador and Honduras. It was unclear if they were also ending. Biden’s team had earlier said he would work quickly to undo those deals.

Flights to Guatemala began in late 2019 and were halted when the coronavirus struck.

Ursula Roldan, a research director at Guatemala’s Rafael Landívar University, said the accords had long been viewed as illegitimate, and were reached in some cases with corrupt governments under the implicit assumption that in exchange, the U.S. would ignore allegations of corruption.

“What President Biden is doing is restoring the asylum and refuge system, is equivalent to once again providing transparency and clarity on these issues, and clarity in negotiations with other countries on immigration and asylum,” Roldan said.

Best College Days Songs Jukebox | 10 Bollywood Songs To Best Describe College Life | Video JukeBox

Download Free Best College Days Songs Jukebox | 10 Bollywood Songs To Best Describe College Life | Video JukeBox Download

#College #Days #Songs #Jukebox #Bollywood #Songs #Describe #College #Life #Video #JukeBox Continue Reading Best College Days Songs Jukebox | 10 Bollywood Songs To Best Describe College Life | Video JukeBox

WHEN COOKING IS A REAL STRUGGLE

WHEN COOKING IS A REAL STRUGGLE


You, Will, Learn The New Lifehack that could help you in a more critical stage view and share the article with your friends.

FUNNY FOOD SCENES

Do you love funny compilations? We prepared a hilarious compilation about kitchen fails. Watch this video and you will find moments that you can relate to. Share your fails with us! A lot of troubles could in the kitchen like when you are too lazy to find a colander to strain pasta and you accidentally pour your pasta down the kitchen sink. And now you don’t have dinner. Fail! One more disaster is when you use mixer without splash guard. Unfortunately, now you need to spend a lot of time cleaning your kitchen as splashed cake batter around your kitchen, your hair, and t-shirt. Panic! I love to cook cookies, but they always lose shape! And animals start looking like real monsters. Nevertheless, they are very tasty. Do you love pizza? Everyone who loves pizza at least once faced a problem is when you want to enjoy pizza and try to bite it but the topping slides out of it. Ugh! Another fail is when you cook spinach it significantly reduces its size on its own when cooking.
Another collection of scenes is dedicated to our food love. If you love sweets and cakes, you don’t like to share your favorite cake with anyone. Just cut a small piece for your friend and eat the rest by yourself. Always leave a note if you borrow a chocolate bar from your friend or colleague without asking. Leave this note: “Sorry! Hunger made me do it!’’. It will be a very funny excuse! 😊 Do you have a friend who eats everywhere every time? Or maybe you are a person who adores food. Almost everyone hates to share food especially when you can order anything you like in a restaurant. Girls, do you eat your boyfriend’s food?

TIMESTAMPS:
00:09 Kitchen fails
01:38 Pasta failure
03:44 Funny food scenes
04:09 Sharing is caring?

—————————————————————————————-
Our Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/5min.crafts/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/5.min.crafts/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/5m_crafts

Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts GIRLY: https://goo.gl/fWbJqz
Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts KIDS: https://goo.gl/PEuLVt
Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts MEN: http://bit.ly/2S69VUG

The Bright Side of Youtube: https://goo.gl/rQTJZz

—————————————————————————————-
For more videos and articles visit:
http://www.brightside.me

Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/ This video is made for entertainment purposes. We do not make any warranties about the completeness, safety and reliability. Any action you take upon the information on this video is strictly at your own risk, and we will not be liable for any damages or losses. It is the viewer’s responsibility to use judgment, care and precautions if one plans to replicate.

The following video might feature activity performed by our actors within controlled environment- please use judgment, care, and precaution if you plan to replicate.

5-Minute Crafts,DIY,Do it yourself,crafts,trucos,5 minutes craft,life hacks,5 minute craft,trucos de belliza,proyectos faciles,useful things,lifehacks,tricks,tips,DIY projects,DIY activities,Handcraft,Tutorial,howto,funny,moments,compilation,annoying situations,funny food moments,awkward moments,funny scenes,annoying moments,food,fails,kitchen fails,cook,cooking,kitchen,kitchen hacks,Art & Education,Life Hacks, 5 MIn Craft Hacks,Life Saving Tricks

A 5-story building in China ‘walks’ to new location

A 5-story building in China ‘walks’ to new location


Shanghai residents passing through the city’s eastern Huangpu district in October might have stumbled upon an unusual sight: a “walking” building.

An 85-year-old primary school has been lifted off the ground — in its entirety — and relocated using new technology dubbed the “walking machine.”

In the city’s latest effort to preserve historic structures, engineers attached nearly 200 mobile supports under the five-story building, according to Lan Wuji, chief technical supervisor of the project.

The supports act like robotic legs. They’re split into two groups which alternately rise up and down, imitating the human stride. Attached sensors help control how the building moves forward, said Lan, whose company Shanghai Evolution Shift developed the new technology in 2018.

“It’s like giving the building crutches so it can stand up and then walk,” he said.

A timelapse shot by the company shows the school inching laboriously along, one tiny step at a time.

According to a statement from the Huangpu district government, the Lagena Primary School was constructed in 1935 by the municipal board of Shanghai’s former French Concession. It was moved in order to make space for a new commercial and office complex, which will be completed by 2023.

Workers had to first dig around the building to install the 198 mobile supports in the spaces underneath, Lan explained. After the pillars of the building were truncated, the robotic “legs” were then extended upward, lifting the building before moving forward.

Over the course of 18 days, the building was rotated 21 degrees and moved 62 meters (203 feet) away to its new location. The relocation was completed on October 15, with the old school building set to become a center for heritage protection and cultural education.

The project marks the first time this “walking machine” method has been used in Shanghai to relocate a historical building, the government statement said.

Decades of destruction

In recent decades, China’s rapid modernization has seen many historic buildings razed to clear land for gleaming skyscrapers and office buildings. But there has been growing concern about the architectural heritage lost as a result of demolition across the country.

Some cities have launched new preservation and conservation campaigns including, on occasion, the use of advanced technologies that allow old buildings to be relocated rather than demolished.

Official indifference toward historic architecture can be traced back to the rule of Communist Party leader Mao Zedong. During the disastrous Cultural Revolution, from 1966 to 1976, innumerable historic buildings and monuments were destroyed as part of his war on the “Four Olds” (old customs, culture, habits and ideas).

Mao’s death in 1976 saw calls for architectural conservation reemerge, with China’s government granting protected status to a number of structures before passing a heritage preservation law in the 1980s. In the years that followed, buildings, neighborhoods and even entire towns were given state support to maintain their historic appearances.

Nonetheless, relentless urbanization has continued to pose a significant threat to architectural heritage. The sale of land is also a key source of revenue for local governments, meaning that buildings with architectural value are often sold off to property developers for whom conservation is not a priority.

In the capital Beijing, for instance, more than 1,000 acres of its historic alleys and traditional courtyard homes were destroyed between 1990 and 2010, according to state-run newspaper China Daily.
In the early 2000s, cities including Nanjing and Beijing — prompted by critics protesting the loss of old neighborhoods — drew up long-term plans to preserve what was left of their historic sites, with protections introduced to safeguard buildings and restrict developers.
These conservation efforts have taken different forms. In Beijing, a near-ruined temple was transformed into a restaurant and gallery, while in Nanjing, a cinema from the 1930s was restored to resemble its original form, with some additions outfitting it for modern use. In 2019, Shanghai welcomed Tank Shanghai, an arts center built in renovated oil tanks.

“Relocation is not the first choice, but better than demolition,” said Lan, the Shanghai primary school’s project supervisor. “I’d rather not touch the historical buildings at all.”

He added that to relocate a monument, companies and developers have to go through strict regulations, such as getting approval from government at various levels.

Building relocations he said however, are “a viable option.” “The central government is putting more emphasis on the protection of historical buildings. I’m happy to see that progress in recent years.”

Moving monuments

Shanghai has arguably been China’s most progressive city when it comes to heritage preservation. The survival of a number of 1930s buildings in the famous Bund district and 19th-century “shikumen” (or “stone gate”) houses in the renovated Xintiandi neighborhood have offered examples of how to give old buildings new life, despite some criticism about how the redevelopments were carried out.

The city also has a track record of relocating old buildings. In 2003, the Shanghai Concert Hall, built in 1930, was moved over 66 metes (217 feet) to make way for an elevated highway. The Zhengguanghe Building — a six-story warehouse, also from the 1930s — was then shifted 125 feet (38 meters) as part of a local redevelopment in 2013.
More recently, in 2018, the city relocated a 90-year-old building in Hongkou district, in what was then considered to be Shanghai’s most complex relocation project to date, according to state-run news agency Xinhua.

There are a few ways to go about moving a building: It can slide down a set of rails, or be pulled along by vehicles, for instance.

But the Lagena Primary School, which weighs 7,600 tons, posed a new challenge — it’s T-shaped, whereas previously relocated structures were square or rectangular, according to Xinhua. The irregular shape meant that traditional methods of pulling or sliding may not have worked because it may not have withstood the lateral forces placed on it, said Lan.
An aerial shot of the Shanghai Lagena Primary School building.

An aerial shot of the Shanghai Lagena Primary School building. Credit: Shanghai Evolution Shift Project

The building also needed to be rotated and follow a curved route to its relocation instead of just moving in a straight line — another challenge that required a new method.

“During my 23 years of working in this area, I haven’t seen any other company that can move structures in a curve,” he added.

Experts and technicians met to discuss possibilities and test a number of different technologies before deciding on the “walking machine,” Xinhua said.

Lan told CNN he couldn’t share the exact cost of the project, and that relocation costs will differ case by case.

“It can’t be used as a reference, because we have to preserve the historical building no matter what,” he said. “But in general, it’s cheaper than demolishing and then rebuilding something in a new location.”

Virus outbreaks stoke tensions in some state capitols

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — After only their first few weeks of work, tensions already are high among lawmakers meeting in-person at some state capitols — not because of testy debates over taxes, guns or abortion, but because of a disregard for coronavirus precautions.

In Georgia, a Republican lawmaker recently was booted from the House floor for refusing to get tested for the coronavirus. In Iowa, a Democratic House member boldly violated a no-jeans rule to protest the chamber’s lack of a mask rule.

And in Missouri, numerous lawmakers and staff — some fearing for their health after a COVID-19 outbreak in the Capitol — scrambled to get vaccinated at a clinic before legislative leaders warned that the shots weren’t actually meant for them. GOP Gov. Mike Parson denounced the lawmakers as line-jumpers.

House Democratic leader Crystal Quade, who got the shot, blamed the lax policies of the Republican-led Legislature for fostering angst.

Lawmakers are “coming every week to a building that doesn’t have precautions, where people aren’t wearing masks, where people are getting a positive test left and right,” Quade said.

“We are essentially a super-spreader just waiting to happen,” she said.

Since the start of this year, more than 50 state lawmakers in roughly one-third of the states already have fallen ill with the virus, according to an Associated Press tally. More than 350 state legislators have gotten COVID-19 since the pandemic began, including seven who died after contracting it. Republican lawmakers have had a disproportionate share of the cases, according to the AP’s data.

The U.S. Capitol also experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases — and tensions — after some Republican lawmakers refused to wear masks while sheltering with others during the Jan. 6 siege by supporters of former President Donald Trump.

The Missouri Capitol has had one of the largest outbreaks so far this year, with at least 10 cases among lawmakers. That number might be higher, but it’s hard to know because some lawmakers have refused to say whether they contracted the virus and aren’t required to tell legislative administrators.

Missouri’s legislature has no mask requirement, no formal contact tracing and no ability for lawmakers to vote remotely. Social distancing also is difficult, especially in the 163-member House chamber where desks are packed tightly together.

After being in session for barely a week, the Missouri House canceled all work for a full week “due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the building.” House Majority Leader Dean Plocher declined to estimate how many were sick, saying lawmakers had a right to privacy.

In Iowa, Democratic Rep. Amy Nielsen tested positive last weekend. She said she likely was infected at the Capitol, where Republican leaders have refused to require people to wear masks or disclose positive cases.

Iowa House rules require men to wear ties and jackets and prohibit jeans, but Republican House Speaker Pat Grassley said he cannot force members to wear masks and is unwilling to make them leave if they don’t. On Tuesday, Democratic Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell wore jeans on the House floor to make a point and refused a request to change clothes. Grassley then prevented her from speaking during debate.

“Jeans aren’t hurting anybody, but all the people wandering around without masks on, they are,” Wessel-Kroeschell said Wednesday.

Ohio Sen. Cecil Thomas, a Democrat, walked out of a committee hearing Wednesday because many members of the public weren’t wearing masks. In Ohio’s Republican-controlled House on Wednesday, GOP lawmakers — many without masks —rejected Democratic motions to require statehouse staff to wear masks and to allow virtual testimony on bills, including by lawmakers.

In other states, Republican leaders have run into resistance from their own members while trying to enforce coronavirus precautions.

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston had police escort fellow GOP Rep. David Clark from the chamber last week after Clark refused to comply with the chamber’s twice-weekly coronavirus testing. At least nine Georgia lawmakers already have tested positive this year.

“I don’t know about you all, but I’ve been to too many funerals,” Ralston told colleagues after having Clark removed.

Clark eventually got tested and returned to the House a couple days later.

In Mississippi, where nearly 50 lawmakers tested positive for COVID-19 last summer, at least five more have come down with the virus since the session began in early January.

At least five Pennsylvania lawmakers also have become ill with the coronavirus this year, in addition to a dozen who had it last year. Conflicts about mask-wearing have been common, with a few dozen Republican lawmakers regularly going maskless on the House floor and during committee hearings.

Last week, House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton rose to make a point: “Masks are supposed to be worn on the floor of the House, and I’ve counted over 30 members that currently are unmasked,” she told the Republican House speaker.

Speaker Bryan Cutler summoned McClinton to the front of the chamber for a private talk after she disputed his response that some lawmakers of both parties were maskless. Cutler eventually encouraged everyone to abide by the chamber’s mask rules.

In New Mexico’s Democratic-led Legislature, House Speaker Brian Egolf excluded nearly all lawmakers from floor sessions and closed conference rooms after a Republican lawmaker and several staff members tested positive for COVID-19. He cast partisan blame.

“What I have observed is that certain members of the Republican Party do not adhere to COVID practices in any meaningful way,” Egolf said.

House Republican leaders have asked the state Supreme Court to intervene, arguing the pandemic precautions go far beyond what’s necessary to protect public health.

“The new rules are unconstitutional in that they define ‘present’ as not present, the ‘seat of government’ as something other than where the legislature meets, and require members to participate via computers and headphones,” the Republican lawsuit states.

Coronavirus tensions were evident Monday during the opening of Oklahoma’s legislative session. About 20 lawmakers — mainly majority Republicans — didn’t wear masks as they gathered for the governor’s state of the state address. That frustrated House Democratic leader Emily Virgin, whose parents both were hospitalized last year after contracting COVID-19.

“It’s misguided. It’s dangerous. It sets a horrible example,” Virgin said during a news conference outside of an Oklahoma City hospital.

In the Wisconsin Assembly, majority Republicans aren’t allowing lawmakers to attend committee hearings or floor debate remotely. Democratic Rep. Lee Snodgrass tweeted that they were being forced to choose “between their health … or being in person for floor session.”

New Hampshire Rep. Al Baldasaro, a Republican, drew criticism for leading a lengthy committee hearing — much of it without his face covered — after returning from a trip to Florida. The state’s travel rules require anyone leaving New England to quarantine for 10 days upon returning, and Statehouse rules forbid entry to those who recently made such trips.

The House speaker’s office said Baldasaro was allowed to attend the hearing because the state health department considers lawmakers “critical infrastructure staff.” Baldasaro said he eventually put on a face shield to satisfy anyone “whining and complaining.”

“The people elected me to do a job and I will not be showing a sign of weakness by hiding in a basement or my computer because of COVID,” Baldasaro said in an email to the AP.

___

Associated Press writers Scott Bauer in Madison, Wisconsin; Morgan Lee in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Ben Nadler in Atlanta; Sean Murphy in Oklahoma City; David Pitt in Des Moines, Iowa; Holly Ramer in Concord, New Hampshire; Marc Scolforo in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Andrew Welsh-Huggins, in Columbus, Ohio, contributed to this report.

27 AMAZING LIFE HACKS AND DIYS YOU HAD NO IDEA ABOUT

27 AMAZING LIFE HACKS AND DIYS YOU HAD NO IDEA ABOUT


You, Will, Learn The New Lifehack that could help you in a more critical stage view and share the article with your friends.

SUMMER CRAFTS TO FRESHEN UP YOUR HOUSE

Check out a collection of amazing DIYs that will ease your life and will help you to freshen up your house:
– You can make a beautiful bowl that will cost you a penny. Besides, it’s a cool way to reuse old plastic toys. To make a beautiful DIY gold snake bowl you will need the plastic snake, glue and gold spray paint. Place a plastic snake in a bowl, wrap it around the bowl, don’t forget to use glue between the rolls. After you placed a snake in the bowl wait a bit and let the glue dry. Next, take the snake out of a bowl and cover with gold spray paint. This bowl is perfect to store jewelry or bobby pins
– Check out more ideas on how to make awesome bowls and planters using glitter, PVA glue, and a balloon. Mix glitter with glue. Inflate the balloon and cover it with the mixture. Let dry and remove a balloon after
– You will love the idea of the hand-shaped polymer clay bowl. Check out an easy tutorial
– Popsicle sticks are perfect material for crafts. You can create different wall decorations, a vase, napkin holder and more. Watch the tutorial on how to make flip-flops out of popsicle sticks
– You will be shocked that you can make a lampshade from popsicle sticks
– You can make a cool slo-mo video using a cosmetic brush and glitter. It’s a cool trick for beauty bloggers. This trick will help you to increase followers

As a bonus, you will find helpful tips on how to escape awkward situations. We share with you a simple way to get rid of your hiccups – raise your arms back above your head and wait a bit.

TIMESTAMPS:

00:09 Phone trick
00:22 DIY gold snake bowl
01:23 Creative planters for succulents
04:50 Popsicle stick crafts
08:53 How to stop sneezing

—————————————————————————————-
Our Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/5min.crafts/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/5.min.crafts/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/5m_crafts

Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts GIRLY: https://goo.gl/fWbJqz
Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts KIDS: https://goo.gl/PEuLVt
Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts MEN: http://bit.ly/2S69VUG

The Bright Side of Youtube: https://goo.gl/rQTJZz

—————————————————————————————-
For more videos and articles visit:
http://www.brightside.me

Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/ This video is made for entertainment purposes. We do not make any warranties about the completeness, safety and reliability. Any action you take upon the information on this video is strictly at your own risk, and we will not be liable for any damages or losses. It is the viewer’s responsibility to use judgment, care and precautions if one plans to replicate.

The following video might feature activity performed by our actors within controlled environment- please use judgment, care, and precaution if you plan to replicate.

5-Minute Crafts,DIY,Do it yourself,crafts,trucos,5 minutes craft,life hacks,5 minute craft,trucos de belliza,proyectos faciles,useful things,lifehacks,tricks,tips,DIY projects,DIY activities,Handcraft,Tutorial,howto,craft,crafts for home,cheap crafts,easy crafts,design,handmade,decoration,decor,wall decoration,planters,home decor,diy room decor,diy crafts,lampshade,succulents,plastic toys,bowls,awkward situations,Art & Education,Life Hacks, 5 MIn Craft Hacks,Life Saving Tricks

2020 Beazley Design of the Year awarded to “Teeter-Totter Wall”

2020 Beazley Design of the Year awarded to “Teeter-Totter Wall”



Written by Leah Dolan, CNN

“Teeter-Totter Wall,” a temporary interactive installation designed by California-based architects Ronald Rael and Virigina San Fratello, has won the 2020 Beazley Design of the Year, an annual award and exhibition run by London’s Design Museum.

The installation, which took place in July 2019, consisted of three bright pink teeter-totters — or seesaws — slotted into the gaps of the steel border wall that separates the United States and Mexico. It allowed children from El Paso, Texas, and the Anapra community in Juárez, Mexico, to play together in spite of the 20-foot wall, which stands on the most-crossed border in the world and is a continual site of political fracture.
“Teeter-Totter Wall” was designed to illustrate the intrinsic connection between the two lands, and was a collaboration with Juárez artist collective Colectivo Chopeke. “What you do on one side has an impact on the other,” Rael told CNN back in 2019, “and that’s what a seesaw is.”
Because of the wall’s sensitive context, the project took ten years to realize. It was live for just under twenty minutes, but enough time for it to go viral. Although a temporary installation, Rael said on Instagram that the event was “filled with joy, excitement, and togetherness at the borderwall.”

“The Teeter-Totter Wall encouraged new ways of human connection,” said Tim Marlow, the chief executive and director of the Design Museum, in a press statement. “It remains an inventive and poignant reminder of how human beings can transcend the forces that seek to divide us.”

The category winners

Five more prizes were awarded for each of the categories of nominees, in “Architecture,” “Digital,” “Fashion,” “Graphics” and “Product.”

They include a moveable school, called “ModSkool,” designed by the Dehli-based Social Design Collaborative. The project responded to the forced evictions of farming communities in India with a place of learning that is easy to erect and dismantle. In addition, the Chilean feminist arts group Colectivo LASTESIS won for their protest performance “A Rapist in Your Way,” which denounces sexual violence against women and the LGBTQ+ community, while luxury brand Telfar was awarded for its popular vegan leather, gender-neutral bag (priced according to the average earnings of a New York DJ for a single night’s work).

Medical illustrators Alissa Eckert and Dan Higgins, who work for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), were awarded for an image seen countless times over the past year: their 3D rendering of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the illness Covid-19. Lastly, Impossible Foods won for the Impossible Burger 2.0, which aims to be a tastier, juicer patty made from plant-based proteins.

“Designs of the Year this year feels more pertinent than ever,” said assistant curator Maria McLintock in October. “From designs that create a kinder and healthier world, to those calling out and critiquing systems of oppression, we hope it serves as a time capsule of a shifting world.”

Iditarod drops ceremonial start over crowd-size concerns

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — There has been another dramatic change to the world’s most famous sled dog race this year because of the pandemic, with officials announcing Friday that the ceremonial start has been canceled.

“After consulting with our stakeholders and in consultation with the Municipality of Anchorage, we decided to cancel our traditional ceremonial start in Anchorage due to the COVID-19 concerns of a large gathering,” Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race CEO Rob Urbach said in a statement.

The Saturday event normally draws large crowds to downtown Anchorage to watch as mushers carrying Iditariders, or people who won auctions to ride in the sleds, take a leisurely jaunt through Alaska’s largest city. It’s a party atmosphere with beer tents and food stands lining downtown streets.

For the actual start of the race, which is always held the following day, the Iditarod has said there will be limited space for spectators outside a secure area, and encouraged fans to watch the start and finish on live television.

“We take the health and well-being of our racers, volunteers, staff, and spectators very seriously,” he said.

The Iditarod had earlier announced that the route was being changed this year to start and end near Willow, about 50 miles (80.47 kilometers) north of Anchorage.

With mushers not traveling across Alaska to the traditional finish line just off the Bering Sea coast in Nome, that has knocked the normal 1,000-mile (1,609-kilometer) race down 860 miles (1,384 kilometers).

This year’s Iditarod will be the final race for ExxonMobil, a major race sponsor since 1978, after the oil giant received pressure from one of its shareholders and the race’s biggest critic, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Fifty mushers will begin the race March 7, the smallest field in the last two decades.

New Job in Chicago Heights, IL – Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Starting at $18/HR – Care In Homes

New Job in Chicago Heights, IL – Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Starting at $18/HR – Care In Homes

#Certified #Nursing #Assistant #CNA #Starting #18HR Continue Reading New Job in Chicago Heights, IL – Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Starting at $18/HR – Care In Homes

30 HAIRSTYLING HACKS EVERY GIRL SHOULD KNOW

30 HAIRSTYLING HACKS EVERY GIRL SHOULD KNOW


You, Will, Learn The New Lifehack that could help you in a more critical stage view and share the article with your friends.

BRILLIANT SUMMER HAIRSTYLES

This video is full of crazy hair ideas that will shock you: you can curl your hair using your fingers, how to cut bangs at home, a recipe of thermoprotector made from flaxseed, how to make dry shampoo at home. You will love a collection of hairstyles that you can make for different occasions. For example, a hairstyle for a concert or party and glamorous braided hairstyle and ponytails for date or Birthday. Watch our video and find a perfect hairstyle for a date. Besides, there are a lot of ideas o how to curl your hair using such ordinary but unexpected things like chopsticks, forks, and pencils.
You can easily prepare dry shampoo at home using starch, cocoa, and baking soda. This recipe will save you a lot of money. Fatty acids in flaxseed improve the elasticity and make your hair stronger. You can make thermoprotector that will make your hair smooth and silky and will protect from damage made by flat iron and a hairdryer. Take a pan and pour 2 cups of water inside. Add 2 tbsp. of flaxseed and boil. Let the mixture cool and squeeze out the gel using a clean pantyhose. Apply the gel before styling your hair.
If you always wanted to have bangs but you are not ready to cut your hair and simply afraid of risk to looking really bad, try fake bangs! The tutorial is very easy: make a high ponytail, take a small section of hair from the front of the ponytail and bring it forward to create fake bangs. Fix the bangs into place at the length that you like and form a bun and secure it with bobby pins. Use a straightener to curl the bangs. Ready!

Watch the video till the end and try easy-breezy summer hairstyles for any occasion!
TIMESTAMPS:
00:14 How to handle naughty hair
01:41 Beautiful hairstyle for a party
04:40 Flaxseed termoprotector
06:05 Different kinds of curls
10:28 Fake bangs
11:20 Summer hairstyles

—————————————————————————————-
Our Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/5min.crafts/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/5.min.crafts/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/5m_crafts

Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts GIRLY: https://goo.gl/fWbJqz
Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts KIDS: https://goo.gl/PEuLVt
Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts MEN: http://bit.ly/2S69VUG

The Bright Side of Youtube: https://goo.gl/rQTJZz

—————————————————————————————-
For more videos and articles visit:
http://www.brightside.me

Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/ This video is made for entertainment purposes. We do not make any warranties about the completeness, safety and reliability. Any action you take upon the information on this video is strictly at your own risk, and we will not be liable for any damages or losses. It is the viewer’s responsibility to use judgment, care and precautions if one plans to replicate.

The following video might feature activity performed by our actors within controlled environment- please use judgment, care, and precaution if you plan to replicate.

5-Minute Crafts,DIY,Do it yourself,crafts,trucos,5 minutes craft,life hacks,5 minute craft,trucos de belliza,proyectos faciles,useful things,lifehacks,tricks,tips,DIY projects,DIY activities,Handcraft,Tutorial,howto,hairstyles,hair,hair tutorial,beauty,long hair,hairstyle,quick hairstyles,bun,curl,girl,girls,girly,heatless hairstyles,summer hairstyles,easy hairstyles,summer hair,cute hairstyles,Art & Education,Life Hacks, 5 MIn Craft Hacks,Life Saving Tricks

Ecuador’s Presidential Election Is a Referendum on the Past

Ecuador’s Presidential Election Is a Referendum on the Past


QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador is holding a presidential election on Sunday, but the name on many voters’ lips is not on the ballot.

Here in Ciudad Bicentenario, a neat housing project on the Andean slopes of the capital, Quito, it is on Rafael Correa that most hang their hopes of overcoming the overlapping crises brought on by a pandemic and a recession.

A charismatic former president, Mr. Correa governed during an economic boom in the 2000s that helped many left-wing leaders in Latin America lift millions out of poverty and build a lasting popular following.

The leftist wave has since subsided; most of its leaders were accused of corruption and authoritarian overreach. Mr. Correa himself was convicted of graft, faces another 35 criminal investigations and is barred from running again.

But he, like other powerful leaders of the so-called Pink Wave, continues to loom large over the political landscape, polarizing the country and focusing debate on his legacy rather than on the reality facing Ecuador today.

From exile, Mr. Correa championed the candidacy of Andrés Arauz, 35, a little-known economist, as the standard-bearer of his political movement, known as the Correismo. The backing catapulted Mr. Arauz to the front of the presidential race, although some of his supporters barely know his name.

“I’m voting for my Rafaelito,” said María Obando, a 65-year-old pensioner from Ciudad Bicentenario, using an affectionate diminutive of Mr. Correa’s first name. When reminded that Mr. Correa is not running, she said: “It doesn’t matter, I’ll vote for his guy.”

Mr. Arauz is running against Guillermo Lasso, a former banker; Yaku Pérez, an Indigenous environmental activist; and 13 other candidates.

More than a third of voters say they plan to cast their ballots for Mr. Arauz, putting him about eight percentage points ahead of Mr. Lasso and within striking distance of an outright victory in the first round of voting on Sunday, according to a Jan. 28 polling average compiled by Electoral Calculus, an Ecuadorean research group. (Mr. Arauz could win outright with 40 percent of the vote if he is 10 points ahead of his closest rival.)

Mr. Correa’s enduring appeal could continue a regional trend that has seen recession-fatigued voters in Argentina and Bolivia return to power the parties of leftist populists associated with better days and social spending.

“We, as a political project, want the return of the policies that produced so much well-being,” Mr. Correa said in an interview. He said that he personally told Mr. Arauz he had been chosen as the movement’s candidate and that he stays in “permanent contact” with him — displaying a WhatsApp group that he said includes his protégé as evidence of that connection.

Mr. Correa, the country’s longest-serving president since it emerged from military dictatorship in 1979, earned the allegiance of many by bringing stability to a nation once rife with political and economic turmoil.

He handed some of the country’s oil revenue out in cash grants to the poor, and he built schools, roads and heavily subsidized housing, like the rows of three-story apartment blocks in Ciudad Bicentenario.

But the economy largely ground to a halt after oil prices fell in 2014, and the pandemic tipped stagnation into a crippling crisis. Economic activity shrank by an estimated 9 percent last year, when the coronavirus left hundreds of dead bodies on the streets of Ecuador’s second-largest city, Guayaquil.

The long political shadow cast by Mr. Correa on Ecuador underlines how popular South American leaders continue exerting power long after their time is officially up, often propped up by an enduring following.

Former President Evo Morales of Bolivia, who stepped down under military pressure after seeking a fourth term, has continued picking candidates for his party since returning from exile in November. In Argentina, former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner continues to exert influence over her party since returning to office as vice president in 2019.

In neighboring Peru, where presidential elections will be held in April, the daughter of the jailed authoritarian former president Alberto Fujimori is running second in some campaign polls, although the race remains volatile.

And in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, once popular leaders or their protégés have sidestepped free and fair elections altogether to perpetuate their rule.

Mr. Correa’s successor and his former vice president, Lenín Moreno, wants to see Ecuador break that mold, arguing that leaders with too tight a grip on power are unhealthy for democracies.

“The eternalizing of power, unfortunately, leads those who wield it to acquire malice, which in more than one occasion has ended in corruption and even crimes against humanity,” Mr. Moreno said in an interview during his visit to Washington last month. “When your period ends a leader has to say, ‘Right, enough.’”

After winning election in 2017, Mr. Moreno broke with his former ally and radically reversed the nation’s course, abandoning Mr. Correa’s leftist populism and anti-imperialist rhetoric for a conservative economic policy and closer ties to Washington.

Mr. Moreno said he also sought to rebuild the democratic institutions damaged by what he called his predecessor’s disdain for the rules. He oversaw the restructuring of the top court to make it more independent, renegotiated the national debt and stopped official attacks on the news media.

“What they built, unfortunately had lost direction,” Mr. Moreno said, referring to the previous administration.

Mr. Moreno chose not to seek re-election, and reinstated presidential term limits abolished by Mr. Correa. His administration also undertook the corruption investigations that resulted in the former president’s conviction and the jailing of eight of his ministers. But Mr. Moreno’s austerity measures made him highly unpopular, leaving many Ecuadorians clamoring for Mr. Correa’s return.

Mr. Correa said the corruption charges against him were political and called Mr. Moreno “the worst traitor in Ecuador’s history.” He said the economic austerity measures should be scrapped and the top judges installed by Mr. Moreno replaced. The president and the attorney general investigating him, Mr. Correa said, would ultimately end up in jail.

Such all-or-nothing politics reflect the costs of lingering Latin American leaders such as Mr. Correa, said Risa Grais-Targow, an analyst at Eurasia Group, a political risk consultancy.

“Everything becomes a referendum on Correa,” she said. “The results are these constant swings back and forth, with leaders changing the system as they see fit before their successors try to undo it.”

These swings undermine economic stability and investor confidence, making it harder for the nation to advance, Ms. Grais-Targow said.

Mr. Correa said he would continue living in Belgium, where he moved with his Belgian wife after leaving office, but defended his enduring political ambitions. He said he would advise Mr. Arauz if he wins office, claiming to be “in perfect synchrony” with the candidate.

“What would be the problem?” Mr. Correa said when asked if he would run for office in the future. “Leaderships are desirable, no country has developed without leadership.”

Political analysts say whoever wins the election will struggle to meet promises of a speedy recovery. The national coffers are empty, and the bulk of the country oil exports go to China as repayment on Chinese loans.

“The situation is not the same, the economy is not the same,” said José Fernández, a pensioner in Ciudad Bicentenario, referring to Mr. Correa’s boom years. “It’s going to be tough.”

Still, he plans to vote for Mr. Arauz, because he offers the biggest hope of repeating Mr. Correa’s economic success.

“Look, if this guy does exactly what Mr. Correa tells him to, he’ll do fine.”

José María León Cabrera reported from Quito, Anatoly Kurmanaev from Caracas, Venezuela and Natalie Kitroeff from Mexico City.

Federal executions likely a COVID superspreader

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Trump administration was nearing the end of an unprecedented string of executions, 70% of death row inmates were sick with COVID-19. Guards were ill. Traveling prisons staff on the execution team had the virus. So did media witnesses, who may have unknowingly infected others when they returned home because they were never told about the spreading cases.

Records obtained by The Associated Press show employees at the Indiana prison complex where the 13 executions were carried out over six months had contact with inmates and other people infected with the coronavirus, but were able to refuse testing and declined to participate in contact tracing efforts and were still permitted to return to their work assignments.

Other staff members, including those brought in to help with executions, also spread tips to their colleagues about how they could avoid quarantines and skirt public health guidance from the federal government and Indiana health officials.

The executions at the end of Donald Trump’s presidency, completed in a short window over a few weeks, likely acted as a superspreader event, according to the records reviewed by AP. It was something health experts warned could happen when the Justice Department insisted on resuming executions during a pandemic.

___

It’s impossible to know precisely who introduced the infections and how they started to spread, in part because prisons officials didn’t consistently do contact tracing and haven’t been fully transparent about the number of cases. But medical experts say it’s likely the executioners and support staff, many of whom traveled from prisons in other states with their own virus outbreaks, triggered or contributed both in the Terre Haute penitentiary and beyond the prison walls.

Of the 47 people on death row, 33 tested positive between Dec. 16 and Dec. 20, becoming infected soon after the executions of Alfred Bourgeois on Dec. 11 and Brandon Bernard on Dec. 10, according to Colorado-based attorney Madeline Cohen, who compiled the names of those who tested positive by reaching out to other federal death row lawyers. Other lawyers, as well as activists in contact with death row inmates, also told AP they were told a large numbers of death row inmates tested positive in mid-December.

In addition, at least a dozen other people, including execution team members, media witnesses and a spiritual adviser, tested positive within the incubation period of the virus, meeting the criteria of a superspreader event, in which one or more individuals trigger an outbreak that spreads to many others outside their circle of acquaintances. The tally could be far higher, but without contact tracing it’s impossible to be sure.

Active inmate cases at the Indiana penitentiary also spiked from just three on Nov. 19 — the day Orlando Cordia Hall was put to death — to 406 on Dec. 29, which was 18 days after Bourgeois’ execution, according to Bureau of Prisons data. The data includes the inmates at the high-security penitentiary, though the Bureau of Prisons has never said whether it included death row inmates in that count.

In all, 726 of the approximately 1,200 inmates at the United States Penitentiary at Terre Haute have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to Bureau of Prisons data. Of them, 692 have recovered.

___

Advocates and lawyers for the inmates, a Zen Buddhist priest who was a spiritual adviser for one prisoner, and even the families of some of the victims fought to delay the executions until after the pandemic. Their requests were rebuffed repeatedly and their litigation failed. And some got sick.

Witnesses, who were required to wear masks, watched from behind glass in small rooms where it often wasn’t possible to stand six feet apart. They were taken to and from the death-chamber building in vans, where proper social distancing often wasn’t possible. Passengers frequently had to wait in the vans for an hour or more, with windows rolled up and little ventilation, before being permitted to enter the execution-chamber building. And in at least one case, the witnesses were locked inside the execution chamber for more than four hours with little ventilation and no social distancing.

Prison staff told their colleagues they should first get on planes, go back to their homes and then they could take a test, according to two people familiar with the matter. If they were positive, they said, they could just quarantine and wouldn’t be stuck in Terre Haute for two weeks, said the people, who could not publicly discuss the private conversations and spoke to AP on condition of anonymity.

Following Hall’s execution in November, only six members of the execution team opted to get coronavirus tests before they left Terre Haute, the Justice Department said in a court filing. The agency said they all tested negative. But days later, eight members of the team tested positive for the virus. Five of the staff members who had tested positive were brought back to Terre Haute for more executions a few weeks later.

Yusuf Ahmed Nur, the spiritual adviser for Hall, stood just feet away inside the execution chamber when Hall was executed on Nov. 19. He tested positive for the virus days later.

Writing about the experience, Nur said he knew he would be putting himself at risk, but that Hall had asked him to be at his side when he was put to death. He, and Hall’s family, felt obliged to be there.

“I could not say no to a man who would soon be killed,” Nur wrote. “That I contracted COVID-19 in the process was collateral damage” of executions during a pandemic.

Later, two journalists tested positive for the virus after witnessing other executions in January, then had contact with activists and their own loved ones, who later tested positive as well. Despite being informed of the diagnoses, the Bureau of Prisons knowingly withheld the information from other media witnesses and decided not to initiate any contact tracing efforts.

___

By mid-December, prison officials said that both Corey Johnson and Dustin Higgs were sick. They were the last two prisoners to be executed, just days before President Joe Biden took office.

Death row was put on lockdown after their results, inmates told Ashley Kincaid Eve, a lawyer and anti-death penalty activist. But even though they had also tested positive, she said Higgs and Johnson were still moved around the prison — potentially infecting guards accompanying them — so they could use phones and email to speak with their lawyers and families as their execution dates approached. Eve said prisons officials may have worried a court would delay the executions on constitutional ground if that access was denied.

In response to questions from the AP, the Bureau of Prisons said staff members who don’t experience symptoms “are clear to work” and that they have their temperatures taken and are asked about symptoms before reporting for duty. (The AP has previously reported that staff members at other prisons were cleared with normal temperatures even when thermometers showed hypothermic readings.)

The agency said it also conducts contact training in accordance with federal guidance and that “if staff are circumventing this guidance, we are not aware.”

Officials said staff members were required to participate in contact tracing “if they met the criteria for it” and agency officials couldn’t compel employees to be tested.

“We cannot force staff members to take tests, nor does the CDC recommend testing of asymptomatic individuals,” an agency spokesperson said, referring to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The union for Terre Haute employees declined to comment, saying it did not want to “get into the public fray of this whole issue.”

Elsewhere, union officials have long complained about the spread of the coronavirus through the federal prison system, as well as a lack of personal protective equipment and room to isolate infected inmates. Some of those issues have been alleviated, but containing the virus continues to be a concern at many facilities.

___

No more executions have yet been scheduled under Biden. The Bureau of Prisons has repeatedly refused to say how many other people have tested positive for the coronavirus after the last several executions. And the agency would not answer questions about the specific reasoning for withholding the information from the public, instead directing the AP to file a public records request.

The Bureau of Prisons said it also “took extensive efforts to mitigate the transmission” of the virus, including limiting the number of media witnesses and adding an extra van for the witnesses to space them out.

It has argued witnesses were informed social distancing may not be possible in the execution chamber and that witnesses and others were required to wear masks and were offered additional protective equipment, like gowns and face shields. The agency also refused to answer questions about whether Director Michael Carvajal or any other senior leaders raised concerns about executing 13 people during a worldwide pandemic that has killed more than 450,000 in the U.S.

Still, it appears their own protocols weren’t followed. After a federal judge ordered the Bureau of Prisons to ensure masks were worn during executions in January, the executioner and U.S. marshal in the death chamber removed their masks during one of the executions, appearing to violate the judge’s order. The agency argued they needed to do so to communicate clearly and that they only removed their masks for a short time and disputes that it violated the order.

___

In a Nov. 24 court filing on the spread of COVID at Terre Haute, Joe Goldenson, a public health expert on the spread of disease behind bars, said hundreds of staff participated in one way or another at each execution, including around 40 people on execution teams and those on 50-person specialized security teams who traveled from other prisons nationwide. He said he had warned earlier that executions were likely to become a superspreader.

Medical and public health experts repeatedly called on the Justice Department to delay executions, arguing the setup at prisons made them especially vulnerable to outbreaks, including because social distancing was impossible and health care substandard.

“These are the type of high-risk superspreader events that the (American Medical Association) and (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) have been warning against throughout the pandemic,” James L. Madara, the executive vice president of the AMA, wrote to the Department of Justice on Jan. 11, just before the last three federal executions were carried out.

___

Tarm reported from Chicago and Sisak reported from New York.

_____

On Twitter, follow Michael Tarm at twitter.com/mtarm, Michael Balsamo at www.twitter.com/MikeBalsamo1 and Michael Sisak at twitter.com/mikesisak.

24 INSANE MAKEUP HACKS

24 INSANE MAKEUP HACKS


You, Will, Learn The New Lifehack that could help you in a more critical stage view and share the article with your friends.

MAKEUP IDEAS EVERY GIRL SHOULD TRY

Girls, you totally should watch this video as it is full of awesome beauty ideas:
– Check out a brilliant lifehack how to turn eyeshadows into lipstick. Wipe your lips and apply lip balm. Using a makeup brush pat eyeshadow onto your lips
– Let’s make a body glow together. The main idea of body glow is that it gives you a glowy effect and also moisturizes your skin. It’s a perfect solution to look great in summer. Use golden eyeshadows and add it to the baby oi. Mix it properly. Voila!
– Check out how to make your eyes look bigger, use a white eye pencil
– If your mascara is dry, add few drops of olive oil into it
– Red lipstick looks glamorous but it is usually getting smudged when you eat. We have a cool idea-peel-off mask for lips with red food coloring. Mix non-toxic glue with red coloring and apply on your lips using a lip brush. Let dry and remove. You will have perfect red lips
– You can easily make a makeup fixer at home: water, Aloe Vera gel, witch hazel, essential oil
– Save a ton of money and make lip balm at home. Warm up coconut oil and add crayon. Stir and pour into empty eyeshadow container
– Always wash off your makeup before going to bed. We prepared a cool recipe of homemade face wash. To make our recipe you need baby shampoo, coconut oil, purified water. Put
– Cotton pads into the jar and pour the liquid inside. Your skin will be refreshed, hydrated and clean without any added chemicals
– Use soap to style brows. Scrub eyebrow brush over a soap bar and then brush your eyebrows. Soap will make your brows fuller
– We know a perfect treatment for dark circles. Squeeze a bit of aloe vera gel onto a cotton pad. Place cotton pads into ziplock bag and place in the freezer. Use them when needed, apply for 10 minutes. You will love the result

TIMESTAMPS:
00:41 DIY Body Glow
01:21 Perfect makeup for eyes
03:22 Makeup fixer
07:36 How to make your lips fuller
10:41 DIT Blusher

—————————————————————————————-
Our Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/5min.crafts/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/5.min.crafts/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/5m_crafts

Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts GIRLY: https://goo.gl/fWbJqz
Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts KIDS: https://goo.gl/PEuLVt
Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts MEN: http://bit.ly/2S69VUG

The Bright Side of Youtube: https://goo.gl/rQTJZz

—————————————————————————————-
For more videos and articles visit:
http://www.brightside.me

Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/ This video is made for entertainment purposes. We do not make any warranties about the completeness, safety and reliability. Any action you take upon the information on this video is strictly at your own risk, and we will not be liable for any damages or losses. It is the viewer’s responsibility to use judgment, care and precautions if one plans to replicate.

The following video might feature activity performed by our actors within controlled environment- please use judgment, care, and precaution if you plan to replicate.

5-Minute Crafts,DIY,Do it yourself,crafts,trucos,5 minutes craft,life hacks,5 minute craft,trucos de belliza,proyectos faciles,useful things,lifehacks,tricks,tips,DIY projects,DIY activities,Handcraft,Tutorial,howto,girl,girly,girls,ideas for girls,beauty,beauty tips,beauty secrets,beauty ideas,cheap makeup ideas,makeup tutorial,diy makeup,lips,lip balm,mascara,cosmetics,products,clear skin,makeup ideas,red lipstick,Art & Education,Life Hacks, 5 MIn Craft Hacks,Life Saving Tricks

Glacier Bursts in India, Leaving 150 Missing in Floods

Glacier Bursts in India, Leaving 150 Missing in Floods


NEW DELHI — The Indian authorities were scrambling to evacuate villages and save lives on Sunday after a Himalayan glacier broke and caused sudden, massive flooding in the northern state of Uttarakhand.

Vivek Kumar Pandey, a spokesman for the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, said three bodies had been recovered and that 150 people, many of them workers at a hydroelectric dam project that was largely swept away, were unaccounted for.

“An avalanche came and completely broke the Rishiganga power project, and almost all the workers there are missing,” said Ashok Kumar, the chief of police in Uttarakhand. “By the time the water came downstream, we had alerted people.”

The district of Chamoli in Uttarakhand appeared to have been hit hardest by the surging Dhauliganga River. Amit Shah, India’s home minister, said teams from the country’s disaster response force had been airlifted in. Hundreds of soldiers and members of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police were also arriving at the scene, other officials said.

Unconfirmed videos on social media showed violent surges of water heading down mountain gorges, washing away bridges and what looked like hydroelectric structures.

The scenes were reminiscent of deadly floods in Uttarakhand in 2013, when heavy rain over several days led to landslides that killed thousands of people and washed away entire villages.

Late Sunday afternoon, Trivendra Singh Rawat, the chief minister of Uttarakhand, who had visited Chamoli, posted a video on Twitter that indicated the flow of water had slowed. He expressed hope that some of the missing people could be rescued.

“The possibility of flooding is very less,” he said. “Our special focus is on rescuing the workers trapped in the tunnels.”

Federal executions likely a COVID superspreader

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Trump administration was nearing the end of an unprecedented string of executions, 70% of death row inmates were sick with COVID-19. Guards were ill. Traveling prisons staff on the execution team had the virus. So did media witnesses, who may have unknowingly infected others when they returned home because they were never told about the spreading cases.

Records obtained by The Associated Press show employees at the Indiana prison complex where the 13 executions were carried out over six months had contact with inmates and other people infected with the coronavirus, but were able to refuse testing and declined to participate in contact tracing efforts and were still permitted to return to their work assignments.

Other staff members, including those brought in to help with executions, also spread tips to their colleagues about how they could avoid quarantines and skirt public health guidance from the federal government and Indiana health officials.

The executions at the end of Donald Trump’s presidency, completed in a short window over a few weeks, likely acted as a superspreader event, according to the records reviewed by AP. It was something health experts warned could happen when the Justice Department insisted on resuming executions during a pandemic.

It’s impossible to know precisely who introduced the infections and how they started to spread, in part because prisons officials didn’t consistently do contact tracing and haven’t been fully transparent about the number of cases. But medical experts say it’s likely the executioners and support staff, many of whom traveled from prisons in other states with their own virus outbreaks, triggered or contributed both in the Terre Haute penitentiary and beyond the prison walls.

Of the 47 people on death row, 33 tested positive between Dec. 16 and Dec. 20, becoming infected soon after the executions of Alfred Bourgeois on Dec. 11, and Brandon Bernard on Dec. 10, according to Colorado-based attorney Madeline Cohen, who compiled the names of those who tested positive by reaching out to other federal death row lawyers. Other lawyers, as well as activists in contact with death row inmates, also told AP they were told a large numbers of death row inmates tested positive in mid-December.

In addition, at least a dozen other people, including execution team members, media witnesses and a spiritual adviser, tested positive within the incubation period of the virus, meeting the criteria of a superspreader event, in which one or more individuals trigger an outbreak that spreads to many others outside their circle of acquaintances. The tally could be far higher, but without contact tracing it’s impossible to be sure.

The Bureau of Prisons has repeatedly refused to say how many other people have tested positive for the coronavirus after the last three federal executions last month. And the agency would not answer questions about the specific reasoning for withholding the information from the public, instead directing the AP to file a public records request.

An analysis of public health data shows the virus was raging at peak levels in Indiana’s Vigo County — home to the Terre Haute prison — as the federal government carried out an execution in November, essentially sending dozens of Bureau of Prisons staff members, witnesses and others into a virus hot zone, leaving them susceptible to being sickened and spreading the disease back to their home prisons and hometowns.

In response to questions from the AP, the Bureau of Prisons said staff members who don’t experience symptoms “are clear to work” and that they have their temperatures taken and are asked about symptoms before reporting for duty. (The AP has previously reported that staff members at other prisons were cleared with normal temperatures even when thermometers showed hypothermic readings.)

The agency said it also conducts contact training in accordance with federal guidance and that “if staff are circumventing this guidance, we are not aware.”

Officials said staff members were required to participate in contact tracing “if they met the criteria for it” and agency officials couldn’t compel employees to be tested.

“We cannot force staff members to take tests, nor does the CDC recommend testing of asymptomatic individuals,” an agency spokesperson said, referring to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The union for Terre Haute employees declined to comment, saying it did not want to “get into the public fray of this whole issue.”

Elsewhere, union officials have long complained about the spread of the coronavirus through the federal prison system, as well as a lack of personal protective equipment and room to isolate infected inmates. Some of those issues have been alleviated, but containing the virus continues to be a concern at many facilities.

Mehendi Wale Haath (Song Making) Guru R, Sanjana S, Sayeed Q, Sachet-Parampara, Arvindr, Bhushan K

Download Free Mehendi Wale Haath (Song Making) Guru R, Sanjana S, Sayeed Q, Sachet-Parampara, Arvindr, Bhushan K Download

#Mehendi #Wale #Haath #Song #Making #Guru #Sanjana #Sayeed #SachetParampara #Arvindr #Bhushan Continue Reading Mehendi Wale Haath (Song Making) Guru R, Sanjana S, Sayeed Q, Sachet-Parampara, Arvindr, Bhushan K

33 GREAT LIFE HACKS WITH A SMALL THINGS

33 GREAT LIFE HACKS WITH A SMALL THINGS


You, Will, Learn The New Lifehack that could help you in a more critical stage view and share the article with your friends.

GREAT REUSE IDEAS

Be crafty and make awesome items for your home without spending a ton of money! You will be surprised that rubber bands and hair ties are super multifunctional items you can use everywhere.
Check out a collection of life-changing ideas:
– We have a funny idea of how to make fake braces to prank your friends
– You can make faux nose ring in one minute. Watch our tutorial
– If the sleeves of a sweater you love are too long, try this idea – take a couple of hair ties and place them over the wristbands of your sweater. Then, roll your sleeves and pull down the extra fabric to hide the hair ties
– Use hair ties to hang pictures at home
– Check out the best way to fix flip flops with a hair tie
– If kids use too much liquid soap, use a hair tie. Wrap it above the neck of the bottle and you will use less amount of soap
– One of the most annoying problems is how to keep your off-the-shoulder tops in place. You will need two safety pins and hair ties
– Organize bobby pins and hair ties using an empty toilet roll
– Turn an ordinary hanger into non-slip one to hang summer dresses
– If you need a phone holder in your car, attach a hair tie to the vents to secure the phone
– Rubber bands are super multifunctional items you can use everywhere. Place a rubber band on top of a paint can to remove the excess paint from the brush
– Use rubber bands and a plastic container to make a perfect organizer for mascara and lipsticks of different colors
– If eyeglasses tend to slip off your nose, take a couple of rubber bands and watch our tutorial!

TIMESTAMPS:
00:09 DIY Fake braces
04:13 Wine bottle hack
06:41 Cheap phone holder for a car
10:00 Rubber band hacks

—————————————————————————————-
Our Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/5min.crafts/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/5.min.crafts/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/5m_crafts

Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts GIRLY: https://goo.gl/fWbJqz
Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts KIDS: https://goo.gl/PEuLVt
Subscribe to 5-Minute Crafts MEN: http://bit.ly/2S69VUG

The Bright Side of Youtube: https://goo.gl/rQTJZz

—————————————————————————————-
For more videos and articles visit:
http://www.brightside.me

Music by Epidemic Sound: https://www.epidemicsound.com/ This video is made for entertainment purposes. We do not make any warranties about the completeness, safety and reliability. Any action you take upon the information on this video is strictly at your own risk, and we will not be liable for any damages or losses. It is the viewer’s responsibility to use judgment, care and precautions if one plans to replicate.

The following video might feature activity performed by our actors within controlled environment- please use judgment, care, and precaution if you plan to replicate.

5-Minute Crafts,DIY,Do it yourself,crafts,trucos,5 minutes craft,life hacks,5 minute craft,trucos de belliza,proyectos faciles,useful things,lifehacks,tricks,tips,DIY projects,DIY activities,Handcraft,Tutorial,howto,phone holder,hair tie uses,rubber band hacks,reuse,upcycle,repurpose,fake braces,faux nose ring,fix flip flops,non-slip hanger,rubber bands,easy lifehacks,cheap crafts,hair tie,teeth,teeth hacks,cheap ideas,DIY ideas,Art & Education,Life Hacks, 5 MIn Craft Hacks,Life Saving Tricks

Haiti Braces for Unrest as President Refuses to Step Down

Haiti Braces for Unrest as President Refuses to Step Down


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The poor now target the poor in Haiti. Many fear leaving their homes, buying groceries or paying a bus fare — acts that can draw the attention of gangs out to kidnap anyone with cash, no matter how little.

Many schools shut their doors this month not over Covid-19, but to protect students and teachers against a kidnapping-for-ransom epidemic that began haunting the nation a year ago. No one is spared: not nuns, priests or the children of struggling street vendors. Students now organize fund-raisers to collect ransoms to free classmates.

Their hardship may only worsen as Haiti hurtles toward a constitutional crisis. The opposition is demanding that President Jovenel Moïse step down on Sunday in a political showdown likely only to deepen the country’s paralysis and unrest.

After years enduring hunger, poverty and daily power cuts, Haitians say their country is in the worst state it has ever been in, with the government unable to provide the most basic services in the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere.

Haiti is “on the verge of explosion,” a collection of the country’s Episcopal bishops said in a statement last weekend.

Mr. Moïse’s five-year presidential term ends on Sunday, which is why the opposition is demanding that he step down. But the president is refusing to vacate office before February 2022, arguing that an interim government occupied the first year of his five-year term.

On Friday, the United States government weighed in — an important opinion for many Haitians, who often look to their larger neighbor for guidance on the direction the political winds are blowing.

A State Department spokesman, Ned Price, supported Mr. Moïse’s argument that his term ends next February and added that only then “a new elected president should succeed President Moïse.”

But Mr. Price also sent a warning to Mr. Moïse about delaying elections and ruling by decree.

“The Haitian people deserve the opportunity to elect their leaders and restore Haiti’s democratic institutions,” Mr. Price added.

Mr. Moïse has ruled by presidential decree since last year, after suspending two-thirds of the Senate, the entire lower Chamber of Deputies and every mayor throughout the country. Haiti now has only 11 elected officials in office to represent its 11 million people, with Mr. Moïse having refused to hold any elections over the last four years.

Mr. Moïse is seeking to expand his presidential powers in the coming months by changing the country’s Constitution. A referendum on the new Constitution is set for April, and the opposition fears the vote will not be free or fair and will only embolden his budding authoritarian tendencies, assertions Mr. Moïse denies.

André Michel, 44, a leader of the opposition coalition, the Democratic and Popular Sector, vowed that if the president did not step down, the opposition would stage more protests and engage in civil disobedience.

“There is no debate,” he said. “His mandate is over.”

The opposition hopes to tap into the discontent of the millions of unemployed Haitians — more than 60 percent of the country lives in poverty — to fuel the protests, which in the past have often turned violent and shut down large parts of the country.

Although the president has never been weaker — holed up inside the presidential palace, he is unable to move freely even in the capital — observers say he has a good chance of staying on the job. A weak and feeble opposition is plagued by infighting and cannot agree on how to remove Mr. Moïse from power or whom to replace him with.

The political uncertainty has sowed feelings of dread, with fears that street demonstrations in coming days will turn violent and that a refusal by Mr. Moïse to leave office will plunge the country into a long period of unrest.

Zamor, a 57-year-old driver who would give only his middle name because of fears of retribution, said his daughter was snatched off the street in Port-au-Prince, the capital, last month. He now keeps his three children at home and prevents them from attending school.

“People need to have confidence in the state,” Zamor said, adding the government “is filled with kidnappers and gang members.”

Before the kidnapping epidemic, Haitians could listen to music with their neighbors on the street, play dominoes, go to the beach and commiserate with friends and neighbors about their economic despair. But now the fear of being abducted pervades the streets, hindering routine daily activities.

“The regime has delegated power to the bandits,” said Pierre Espérance, 57, a leading human rights activist.

“The country is now gangsterized — what we are living is worse than during the dictatorship,” he said, referring to the brutal autocratic rule of the Duvalier family that lasted nearly 30 years, until 1986.

Haitians suspect that the proliferation of gangs over the last two years has been supported by Mr. Moïse to stifle any dissent. At first, the gangs targeted opposition neighborhoods and attacked protests demanding better living conditions. But the gangs may have grown too big to be tamed and now seem to operate everywhere.

In December, the United States Treasury Department sanctioned Mr. Moïse’s close allies — including the former director general of the interior ministry — for providing political protection and weapons to gangs that targeted opposition areas.

The sanctions highlighted a five-dayattack last May that terrorized multiple neighborhoods in Port-au-Prince. The Treasury Department said that gang members, with the cover and support of government officials, raped women and set houses on fire.

The government denies providing support to any gangs.

Tourism has ground to a halt and the vast Haitian diaspora in the U.S. and elsewhere is staying away from the country.

“Things have gotten more and more difficult since the arrival of Jovenel Moise,” said Marvens Pierre, 28, a craftsman trying to sell souvenirs in a public square in the capital.

He had entrusted his two young children to his mother because she was receiving remittances from abroad and could afford to feed them. He said he was finding it difficult to sell his products.

“I can easily spend two weeks without being able to sell my stuff,” Mr. Pierre lamented. “This morning I had to ask a neighbor for her soap to bathe.”

Harold Isaac and Andre Paultre reported from Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Maria Abi-Habib from Mexico City. Kirk Semple contributed reporting from Mexico City.

Christopher Plummer got a third act worth singing about

It’s one of the great Hollywood ironies that Christopher Plummer didn’t like the film that made him a legend. He was an actor’s actor and had cut his teeth doing Shakespeare. “The Sound of Music,” he thought, was sentimental shlock. And he wasn’t alone — reviews at the time were famously terrible. Then, like a personal curse, it would go on to become a universally beloved classic. He’d played Henry V and Hamlet and yet Captain von Trapp, he said in 1982, followed him around “like an albatross.”

But even Plummer, who died Friday at the age of 91, lived long enough to soften a bit. And why wouldn’t he? He also got to enjoy something that so few actors do: A genuine third act with terrific roles as “60 Minutes” correspondent Mike Wallace in Michael Mann’s “The Insider,” a widower who comes out later in life in Mike Mills’ “Beginners” and, most recently, a slain mystery writer in Rian Johnson’s whodunnit “Knives Out.” He got three Academy Award nominations in one decade and, at age 82, would become the oldest actor to ever win an Oscar (for “Beginners”). He still holds that title.

“You’re only two years older than me, darling. Where have you been all my life?” he said to his Oscar in 2012. “When I first emerged from my mother’s womb, I was already rehearsing my Academy thank you speech. But it was so long ago, mercifully for you I’ve forgotten it.”

Dapper and dashing with an aristocratic air, Plummer could have been a leading man without the talent. With it he was a star with a character actor’s spirit, which he later would attribute his longevity to.

“I’m thrilled that I turned into a character actor quite early on. I hated being a poncey leading man,” he told Vanity Fair in 2015. “You really start to worry about your jawline. Please.”

Born in Toronto in 1929, Plummer was the great grandson of Canadian Prime Minister John Abbott and fell for the theater at a young age. Classically trained, he was a self-proclaimed snob about the stage and resisted the allure of the big screen for a time. As if to prove his own point, his first few films are not well-remembered. Then came “The Sound of Music.” It didn’t help that he got the added blow that his singing voice was going to be dubbed in the final film.

“The only reason I did this bloody thing was so I could do a musical on stage on film!” he said. But he did get a lifelong friendship with Julie Andrews out of the deal.

He retreated to the theater for a time, which would be a refrain through his life. He won Tony Awards for Cyrano and Barrymore and would even get to go back to Shakespeare, as King Lear, later in life.

Over his six-decade career, his screen credits would prove wildly diverse. He was in “Malcolm X” and “Must Love Dogs.” He was a Klingon in a “Star Trek” and Tolstoy in “The Last Station,” Rudyard Kipling in “The Man Who Would Be King” and Captain Newport in “The New World.”

“For a long time, I accepted parts that took me to attractive places in the world. Rather than shooting in the Bronx, I would rather go to the south of France, crazed creature than I am,” he told The Associated Press in 2007. “I sacrificed a lot of my career for nicer hotels and more attractive beaches.”

Plummer was also a legendary “hard-fisted” drinker, alongside similarly inclined friends like Jason Robards, Richard Harris and Peter O’Toole.

“Our intention was that we should be if were to be called men. We must drink as much as we can. And if we can still get through Hamlet the next day without a hitch, that made you a man, my son,” he told Terry Gross in 2008. “You weren’t worth anything unless you could.”

A little Fernet-Branca laced with creme de menthe was his preferred “pick me up” before going on stage after an especially heavy night. But, he warned, stick to one. Two or three and “you’re drunk again.”

He slowed down in later years and would write about his own antics in his acclaimed memoir “In Spite of Myself.” Plummer had decided that he was going to “keep crackin’” since “retirement in any profession is death.” And he did, marking his turn in “The Insider,” from 1999, as a turning point.

“Then the scripts improved. I was upgraded! Since then, they’ve been first-class scripts,” he told the AP at the time. “Not all successful, but worth doing.”

In 2017 in the thick of the first #MeToo revelations, he made headlines when he replaced a disgraced Kevin Spacey as J. Paul Getty in Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World” just six weeks before the film was set to hit theaters. Not only did the rush recall the energy of the theater for him, it also proved professionally fruitful: The role got him his third Oscar nomination.

And although he retained some of that charming arrogance to the end, Plummer was also a man capable of evolving, even about “The Sound of Music.”

“As cynical as I always was about ‘The Sound of Music,’” Plummer told Vanity Fair, “I do respect that it is a bit of relief from all the gunfire and car chases you see these days. It’s sort of wonderfully, old-fashionedly universal.”

Plummer entered his 80s worried about what he’d be able to accomplish, but a few years in he had put those worries aside.

“I’m enjoying myself very much. And in my 80s, I had another career. I’m very happy about that. It’s gone better than most other decades have,” he said in 2018. “I played everything in the theater. I still would like to do something else in the theater, of course. But I’ve played all the great parts. And not too shabbily. Now I want the same great parts, if I can, on the screen. And so far, yes. I’ve played marvelous characters.”

___

Follow AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ldbahr

Bollywood Valentine Special | Video Jukebox | Romantic Hindi Songs | T-Series

Download Free Bollywood Valentine Special | Video Jukebox | Romantic Hindi Songs | T-Series Download

#Bollywood #Valentine #Special #Video #Jukebox #Romantic #Hindi #Songs #TSeries Continue Reading Bollywood Valentine Special | Video Jukebox | Romantic Hindi Songs | T-Series