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TAMPA – Geoffrey Giuliano has a self-deprecating assessment of his acting career.

Around this time last year, “the Hollywood establishment was aware of my work,” said the 68-year-old via Skype from his 20-year-old home country Thailand. “The public, not so much.”

Giuliano now laughed: “25 percent of the planet saw my bottom.”

Well, something like that.

Because of the creative editing, viewers know he was naked without seeing too much skin.

And while it’s unclear whether a quarter of the world’s population has seen the scene, it’s part of the most popular series in Netflix history.

Giuliano plays as VIP 4 in Squid game, the South Korean series that had more than 1.65 billion viewer hours according to Netflix.

In Squid game, the VIPs sponsor a competition in which the less fortunate compete against each other for cash prizes in deadly versions of children’s games. VIP 4 could be the most immoral of this immoral group.

Decades before he was cast as an antagonist on the series, Giuliano was on stage in Tampa.

“I learned all about acting in Tampa,” he said. “My heart is forever invested in Tampa.”

Giuliano was born in New York and moved to Tampa with his parents when he was 12. He graduated from Madison Middle School, Plant High School, and Hillsborough Community College.

“When I was 15 I leaned against my bedroom wall and thought to myself, ‘I’m going to visit as many foreign countries as possible. Hopefully there will be a few books on the shelf, and if I’m lucky, maybe a few movies, ‘”he said. “I remember it very well. All of these things have proven their worth. “

Geoffrey Giuliano (left) appeared in a 1967 Tampa production of “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”. [ Times (1967) ]

He began his career as a teenager with the Tampa Community Theater, a company that has since been disbanded.

Giuliano “immediately added charm and humor as a young collector” to the performance of Tram called Desiresays he Tampa Grandstand Retrospect 1968.

As Lord Macbeth in the lead role, he created “some very strong dramatic moments” and a “fairly strong” character, it says in the Grandstand Review of Macbeth 1975.

Giuliano, son of a plumber, said his family invested everything in him.

Other mothers watched rehearsals, he said, but his never did.

“She had holes in her shoes and didn’t mean to embarrass me,” he said.

Still, those who knew Giuliano at the time said he acted like a star.

“He was someone who owned every room he walked in,” said Brian Justo, who has appeared on HCC productions with Giuliano and who now owns Bay Stage Lighting. “He wanted to be an actor and was determined to be successful.”

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Marvin Kirschman, a retired HCC theater professor, added, “He was a dynamic character who gave a lot of energy to every play. He could do anything on stage. “

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Giuliano moved to New York in the late 1970s, and acting became his secondary creative outlet in the 1980s.

Instead, he focused on writing and specialized in history books about the Beatles. He has published 20 such books, including John Lennon, my brother, co-authored by the singer’s sister and The Beatles: A Celebration, both of which describe news archives as international bestsellers.

Giuliano said he lived in England, Canada, Japan, Cambodia, India and Laos. He settled in Thailand where he raises his 14 year old son.

“I refuse to buy a house based on the fact that it will anchor me in a certain area,” he said. “I enjoy traveling to ever more exotic places.”

He broke into the film industry in 2005. Previous roles included Captain Li in, according to IMDB.com Mysterious island with Patrick Stewart and The Scorpion King 3both filmed in Thailand.

“My acting career is like making a movie, I’ve done 28 so far,” including Squid game“And it’s just good enough to get me into another movie,” said Giuliano.

Early 2020, Squid game The producers cast Giuliano based on his performance as Hong Kong boss in the South Korean zombie film peninsula. They wanted an American actor who had previously worked in South Korea where Squid game got shot, he said.

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He almost missed the big break.

Giuliano and his son went on a two week trip to India in March 2020. Meanwhile, international flights have been canceled to stop the spread of COVID-19.

“I brought $ 2,000,” he said. “I didn’t bring any credit cards because I was only on the road for two weeks. We couldn’t walk for months. We had to eat and live as beggars. “

Their plight has been followed by the media in India and Thailand.

“Actor Geoffrey Giuliano is stranded in India and needs help,” read a headline from May 2020 on the Republic of the world Website based in India.

“US actor and Thai son fight to survive the virus ordeal in India while waiting to fly home to life in Thailand,” read a headline on the Thai examiner Website, also from May 2020.

You boarded a humanitarian flight in October 2020.

“When we got home, my son tried to take off his jeans,” said Giuliano. “They fell apart.”

Two months later he traveled again, this time to South Korea to film Squid game.

“Little did I know it was going to be what it was,” he said. “Nobody had any idea that something like this was going to happen.”

But he does have an opinion on why the series was a hit.

“We live in a dystopian world, a 1984 Orwellian drama where there’s something out there that we could die if we breathe it in, ”said Giuliano. “There is global warming … there is a movement towards authoritarian politics … and if there wasn’t COVID, there wouldn’t be Octopus. By a kind of reflective psychological-traumatic way of thinking we are now tied up to see this thing almost like a car accident. “

What’s next, Giuliano has an audiobook called. written and commented Surviving Squid Game, I’m Vip4. It will be released on December 10th.

And he hopes this fame will lead to more films and series.

“I was asked to do an eternal, eternal non-stop comic strip contour around the planet, which I visit in January,” he said. “There are fan clubs for VIP 4 … So this is all happening around me. What didn’t happen? I have not been offered any roles in any film. But of course they will. “

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NBTC, Huawei Ink Infrastructure Deal https://evasonphuket.com/nbtc-huawei-ink-infrastructure-deal/ Mon, 29 Nov 2021 12:10:00 +0000 https://evasonphuket.com/nbtc-huawei-ink-infrastructure-deal/ NBTC, Huawei Ink Infrastructure Deal ‘Giga Thailand’ roll-out part of ambitious plan to become Asean hub (From left) Sutisak Tantayotin, Deputy Secretary General of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC); Trairat Viriyasirikul, Deputy Secretary General and Acting Secretary General, NBTC Office; Simon Lin, President of Huawei Asia Pacific; and Abel Deng, CEO of Huawei […]]]>

NBTC, Huawei Ink Infrastructure Deal

‘Giga Thailand’ roll-out part of ambitious plan to become Asean hub

(From left) Sutisak Tantayotin, Deputy Secretary General of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC); Trairat Viriyasirikul, Deputy Secretary General and Acting Secretary General, NBTC Office; Simon Lin, President of Huawei Asia Pacific; and Abel Deng, CEO of Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co.

The office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) announced on Monday at the “Giga Thailand: Broadband Forum” a partnership with Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co to accelerate the expansion of the fiber optic infrastructure in Thailand.

The motto of the event was “Digital Infrastructure Benefits Everyone” with the aim of accelerating the development of a fiber-optic infrastructure in Thailand. The project also aims to foster future collaboration to stimulate economic growth and move closer to the government’s much-touted concept of a “digital Thailand”.

Trairat Viriyasirikul, deputy secretary general for strategic and internal affairs of the NBTC office, said in his speech on Monday that fiber-optic broadband is vital for the development of the Thai digital economy, as well as the adoption of new technologies and innovative applications, and the achievement of the S-curve in all branches of the country. Broadband coverage needs to be accelerated and upgraded to gigabit speeds.

“In addition, the situation of the last two years shows us that broadband internet is very important for our everyday life and will become more and more important. The partnership marks the beginning of our joint efforts to develop Thailand’s broadband infrastructure, which in turn will bring the country closer to its goal of becoming an ASEAN digital hub and closing the digital divide, ”said Trairat.

Simon Lin, President of Huawei Asia Pacific, said, “Digital infrastructure benefits individuals’ lives. Technologies like broadband, 5G, cloud and AI keep our society together and enable many people to work from home, connect with loved ones and access medical resources. A new chapter for digital infrastructure will open in 2022.

“I believe that with our combined efforts we can create a fully connected and inclusive Giga Thailand,” he said.

Abel Deng, CEO of Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co, added: “The correlation of an overall technology can be interpreted. The density of our connections multiplied by the sheer amount of computing power available to us will ultimately determine the strength of the digital economy. The convergence of connectivity and computing will transform all industries, be it transportation, finance or energy, and create new value for society. Fiber broadband, like water and electricity, has become a central infrastructure of the digital economy and will be a new engine for social development and economic growth. “

Deng said members of the forum will publish a whitepaper with a set of recommendations to accelerate the rollout of fiber optic infrastructure across Thailand.

Trairat Viriyasirikul, Deputy Secretary General and Acting Secretary General, NBTC Office (left) and Simon Lin, President of Huawei Asia Pacific.

NBTC and Huawei will work together to make three key aspects of the project a success: the introduction of fiber broadband infrastructure to improve the country’s connectivity index; Reducing the digital divide that exists in many communities without access to high-speed broadband in Thailand; and, finally, empowering those responsible for digital transformation to fuel economic growth and provide a higher standard of living for the country as a whole, the CEO said.

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The Leeds business owner enables all employees to work remotely from anywhere in the world – creating a global adventure https://evasonphuket.com/the-leeds-business-owner-enables-all-employees-to-work-remotely-from-anywhere-in-the-world-creating-a-global-adventure/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 11:45:00 +0000 https://evasonphuket.com/the-leeds-business-owner-enables-all-employees-to-work-remotely-from-anywhere-in-the-world-creating-a-global-adventure/ Social Cactus Business and Mindset Coaching founder Amy Crumpton, 35, quit her desk job five years ago to start her own business. The prospect of office life after the pandemic was enough to give Amy – a neurolinguistic programmer (NLP), business and mindset coach – that final nudge to completely alienate her business. She helps […]]]>

Social Cactus Business and Mindset Coaching founder Amy Crumpton, 35, quit her desk job five years ago to start her own business.

The prospect of office life after the pandemic was enough to give Amy – a neurolinguistic programmer (NLP), business and mindset coach – that final nudge to completely alienate her business.

She helps other business women to achieve and recognize their own potential and helps them build their own online business that enables them to lead a free lifestyle too.

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Amy Crumpton, Social Cactus Coaching and some of their collaborators around the world

Celebrating the fourth anniversary of her company Social Cactus this month, she has helped over 350 women realize their potential in business.

Now her diverse 10-strong workforce works all over the world – including in a motorhome through Great Britain and Europe, in South Africa and in Austria.

Each member of the team is granted a license to work in their own time zone, and their working hours vary as needed.

Amy’s business is thriving and she believes she can thrive in spite of leading the team around the world.

Amy Crumpton, Social Cactus Coaching

“I quit my desk job five years ago to travel and started my own business when I was only living out of a backpack with my laptop,” Amy told YEP.

“I’ve always been in favor of remote working because I could do my job and be successful without going to an office.

“You can be just as productive as long as you have a laptop and good WiFi.

“The freedom to work remotely means that Social Cactus Head Coach Chris – my fiancé – and I were able to move to Marbella last month instead of returning to an office job in Leeds.

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“We plan to lead a free lifestyle so we are considering these first three months in Spain as a try before returning to the UK before Christmas to meet family, friends and our customers.

“We will then go to Dubai in the new year before going to Thailand, where we will settle for two months.”

A survey by YouGov in 2020 found that 44% of people were afraid to return to the office.

Improving the mental health of her employees has always been a key factor in pushing Amy to work remotely, and as long as her team and clients are happy, Amy is happy to keep it going.

Chris Fawcett, Social Cactus Coaching

She works with over 10 employees at Social Cactus and supports her entire team in their work from where it feels most comfortable.

“Our manager at Social Cactus works from her RV and works across the UK, even working from her boat in the Lake District,” added Amy, who is originally from Morley.

“In addition to working from Spain, Chris and I plan to travel to Thailand for two months at the beginning of the new year before heading back to Spain in April.

“Instead of taking unpaid and completely unemployed time, we will continue to work from a laptop on the other side of the world and support customers – because we can!

“Some people may think that working from home is simply a cost-saving measure, and while this is a big saving for small businesses like my own with low overheads, the flexibility of remote working gives people the flexibility to go to family events Completing school or working abroad is invaluable. “

Laura Greaux, Business & Mindset Coach for Social Cactus, works for the company wherever her Dolly caravan is parked.

Laura Greaux, Business & Mindset Coach for Social Cactus, works for the company wherever her Dolly caravan is parked.

“Working remotely has given me back my life and my freedom,” said Laura.

“As long as I have my laptop and an internet connection, I can literally make money anywhere.”

For those who return to the office feeling insecure, Amy gave these tips:

“Transitions are scary – once we are comfortable with a situation, we let go of our vigilance and relax. Of course, when faced with a change in circumstances we have an increased awareness of what is going on around us, which makes us nervous. Find out as much as possible about what “life” in the office will be like so you don’t have any Experience surprises and feel familiar before you step off the elevator.

“Have compassion – you won’t be the only one struggling to move into your old office space. Make sure you check in with coworkers and try to keep the mood bright. Instead of talking about the worst aspects of the.” Moving to speak, focus on seeing your coworkers again and on the social and enjoyable aspects of being back in an office.

“Don’t be afraid to communicate your limits – if you are not satisfied with the existing social distancing and it makes you feel insecure or uncomfortable, talk about it. If you’d rather move your desk or work from another room, then your company should make arrangements so you can move where you would be most comfortable. “

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PEA accelerates the transformation to a digital supplier https://evasonphuket.com/pea-accelerates-the-transformation-to-a-digital-supplier/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://evasonphuket.com/pea-accelerates-the-transformation-to-a-digital-supplier/ Focuses on innovation, digital technology & platforms, smart grid and renewable energies to serve customer consumption and ensure sustainable energy supply The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) is transforming into a digital utility company to improve the quality, standard, and reliability of power distribution. PEA places great emphasis on customer relationship management to meet customer expectations, […]]]>

Focuses on innovation, digital technology & platforms, smart grid and renewable energies to serve customer consumption and ensure sustainable energy supply

The Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) is transforming into a digital utility company to improve the quality, standard, and reliability of power distribution. PEA places great emphasis on customer relationship management to meet customer expectations, including: full electrical service through digital platforms; Launch of several projects to support strong and intelligent networks for households, businesses and industrial sectors; Providing additional services and new business related to core business with partners and; Further development of the shared company value in order to achieve the most effective ecosystem.

Mr Supachai Ek-un, the governor of the province’s Electricity Department, spoke about electricity consumption in Thailand in January-August 2021. He said PEA totaled 93,569 million units, an increase of 3.14 percent over the same period last year.

“Household sector consumption rose 1.42 percent due to government measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 that advised people to work and study from home,” he said. “For the industrial sector, electricity consumption rose by 8.24 percent after the economy recovered and production for exports, especially in the automotive, steel and plastics industries, increased.”

“Although the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in lower electricity consumption in department stores and hospitality, the electricity demand of households and the manufacturing industry has increased steadily.”

“PEA has prepared all measures to provide electricity continuously and in a sufficiently customer-oriented manner. At the same time, PEA improves the quality of power distribution and services in line with the trend in power consumption and meets market demand while maintaining environmental awareness. “

“PEA has innovated and introduced technology to support its performance, including customer relationship management, human resource management, digital platforms and various applications for each business area. PEA’s planned projects include renewable energies and energy savings. This also includes improving the distribution system using digital technology. This includes a smart grid development project in which 116,308 smart meters have already been installed in Pattaya and expansion to other areas is in preparation. In addition, a microgrid project aims to develop very small grid power systems in remote areas. We also have projects to install solar power generation systems on the roofs of 204 PEA office buildings. Then there is a net zero energy building project at the Provincial Electricity Authority, Nakhon Chai Si District, Nakhon Pathom Province. Also a joint venture with Finland to open a power plant in Rayong Province, which will go into operation in January 2022. ”

“New technologies have been implemented to prepare for emerging energy trends. For example, a battery storage system was installed to reduce the problem of power failure and to increase power quality and reliability. Other smart solutions have been introduced to make the system smarter, such as automatic meter reading (AMI). In addition, the increasing electricity demand of electric vehicles, especially for charging stations, is taken into account and at the same time the global trend towards renewable energies is taken into account. “

“PEA has also set guidelines for the use of digital technology to promote and support stable and sustainable power grid management. This will support complex networks in the future and increase management efficiency. This includes developing various platforms to manage or improve workflows to speed up work and reduce costs. Satellite technology and collaboration with other professional and ethical agencies and organizations will continue to increase the potential to meet future electricity consumption. “

PEA recently partnered with the government and the private sector to organize the ASEAN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY WEEK & PUMPS AND VALVES ASIA 2021 (ASEW & PVA) – Virtual Edition, a major exhibition dedicated to innovation and technology for energy sustainability in ASEAN Region in the form of an online platform.

PEA presented technologies that have been jointly developed and applied to increase work efficiency and meet the needs of customers at all levels.

This includes PEA Care and Service, an application that provides a one-stop service that includes maintenance of electrical systems, safety reviews and device replacement. Users can report their needs easily and quickly through the application.

Another innovation, PEA IHAPM, aims at intelligent energy control via smartphones. Users can turn electrical devices on and off with their mobile phone anywhere. They can also monitor their power consumption and get notified of unusual things with their electrical appliances. All of this is controlled by an artificial intelligence (AI) system.

PEA Solar Energy Solutions is a service that allows electrical users interested in energy savings and the use of solar energy to design, install and fully manage energy for them.

The PEA Volta Platform offers charging services for electric vehicles via a digital platform developed by PEA. The platform enables users of electric vehicles and operators of electric charging stations to conveniently use the service via the network of the PEA VOLTA platform. The network currently comprises around 57 electric charging stations and PEA VOLTA charging stations. PEA plans to increase the total to 263 by 2023. Until then, the network should cover the country’s most important motorways with a charging station every 100 kilometers.

“In addition to the exchange of innovations and energy technologies, the ASEW & PVA 2021 – Virtual Edition showed the support of all sectors in order to advance the energy sustainability of the country and the ASEAN region”, Supachai continued.

“PEA stands ready to continue working together at all levels and aims to develop and implement technologies and innovations to increase the potential of using electricity in all conditions, so that people can be confident that they will always be supported in their activities . “

“No matter what the future holds, PEA is ready to provide a powerful power distribution system that is intelligent, stable, secure and meets everyone’s needs. We are also ready to promote and drive the adoption of clean energy to ensure a sustainable future. ”

Follow the variety of digital technologies, including clean energy innovations, that PEA is implementing to ensure energy security at https://www.pea.co.th

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Three locals and a group receive YMCA Peacemaker Medals https://evasonphuket.com/three-locals-and-a-group-receive-ymca-peacemaker-medals/ Sat, 20 Nov 2021 14:00:00 +0000 https://evasonphuket.com/three-locals-and-a-group-receive-ymca-peacemaker-medals/ “This year’s PEACE Medal recipients collectively demonstrate how their volunteer work, which embodies participation, empathy, advocacy, community and empowerment, makes northeastern Ontario a great place to live.” At the end of the YMCA Peace Week, the YMCA celebrate the presence of peace in our communities and reflect the peace building work that takes place throughout […]]]>

“This year’s PEACE Medal recipients collectively demonstrate how their volunteer work, which embodies participation, empathy, advocacy, community and empowerment, makes northeastern Ontario a great place to live.”

At the end of the YMCA Peace Week, the YMCA celebrate the presence of peace in our communities and reflect the peace building work that takes place throughout the year.

“During YMCA Peace Week, we honor those who are at the forefront of these peacebuilding efforts and encourage Canadians to wonder how they can make change in their communities,” a press release said.

“This year’s PEACE Medal recipients are collectively demonstrating how their volunteer work, which embodies participation, empathy, advocacy, community, and empowerment, makes northeastern Ontario a great place to live,” said Helen Francis, president of the YMCA of Northeast -Ontario. “The YMCA hopes that by celebrating their work we can encourage more people to volunteer and make our local, national and global communities more resilient, healthier and stronger.”

Local winners are:

OutLoud North Bay (group)

Founded in 2019 by Seth Compton, OutLoud North Bay is a center and charity for 2SLGTBQA + adolescents who want to feel safe and want to learn together. OutLoud is run entirely by volunteers.

By offering programs such as fitness classes, arts and crafts, movie nights, life skills workshops, and more, OutLoud has created a space for teens in North Bay to connect with others where they are made to feel welcome. They also post informational posts on their social media accounts so that others in the community can learn about issues and events affecting 2SLGBTQA + people (e.g. Transgender Awareness Week).

Geoff Richardson (Adult)

Co-owner and operator of Good Riddance Pest Control, Geoff is a dedicated member of the North Bay Community. One of his first experiences with volunteers was helping deliver baskets for the Santa Fund. Now we come full circle as Geoff is now co-chair of the Santa Fund! Through his involvement with the Santa Fund, the local theater community, or helping a local charity find a new home, Geoff has made a positive impact on the people of North Bay.

Matthew Robertson (Youth)

Matthew Robertson was born in Thailand, grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, and moved to Canada in November 2020. With an engineering degree and looking for a full-time job, Matthew spends every week giving back to local organizations by volunteering time. As a dedicated volunteer for Clean Green Beautiful North Bay, he participates in weekly street cleanings, volunteers at the North Bay Food Bank and the NB Heritage Gardeners.

Mark Caldwell (Adult)

Mark is an inspiring person who uses his free time and energy building awareness and resources for the local North Bay mental health services.

Mark began forming For The Love Of Woody, a local group dedicated to breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health. Over the past 4 years, Mark has raised over $ 100,000 for various North Bay mental health services and has volunteered a significant amount of his time on group fundraising projects for North Bay Defeat Depression.

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Politics | The economist https://evasonphuket.com/politics-the-economist/ https://evasonphuket.com/politics-the-economist/#respond Thu, 11 Nov 2021 17:30:34 +0000 https://evasonphuket.com/politics-the-economist/ November 13, 2021 While the delegates haggled over the final drafts, UN COP26 Climate summits in Glasgow, America and China have issued a joint statement on cooperation to reduce emissions. The two countries said they were determined to reduce the rise in the Earth’s mean surface temperature to “well below” 2. to keepÖC compared to […]]]>

While the delegates haggled over the final drafts, UN COP26 Climate summits in Glasgow, America and China have issued a joint statement on cooperation to reduce emissions. The two countries said they were determined to reduce the rise in the Earth’s mean surface temperature to “well below” 2. to keepÖC compared to pre-industrial levels. China announced that it would submit a national plan to curb methane emissions. Time will tell if her testimony was diplomatic showboating or the start of something more substantial.

Belarus dropped migrants on the border with Poland and prevented them from withdrawing at gunpoint. It has lured them on flights from the Middle East with false promises of an easy transfer to the European Union. The migrants cannot enter Poland and could soon freeze with the coming winter. The despotic regime of Alexander Lukashenko apparently hopes another political crisis in the EU about refugees. Poland has sent 15,000 soldiers to the area.

the British The government announced that employees at the National Health Service in England must be vaccinated against Covid-19 by April 1. The latest government data shows that 10% of all NHS Employees are not completely stung. This week was the deadline for nurses to complete the request; about a quarter of these workers did not receive the full dose.

The White House urged big corporations to move ahead with their plans to ensure their employees are vaccinated by early January after a federal appeals court temporarily suspended Joe Biden’s vaccination Vaccination order. The court said it had “serious legal and constitutional” concerns about the order. The government asked them to reverse their decision.

Mr Biden saw a huge win when the House of Representatives finally passed its $ 1 trillion Infrastructure bill. The bill appeared to be in jeopardy when leftist Democrats insisted that a social law should be put to the vote at the same time.

It will still be there

NASA pushed its planned mission to land astronauts on the moon, the first since 1972, by at least a year to 2025. A lawsuit by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin over SpaceX’s contract to build the lunar lander was one reason for the delay (a judge recently dismissed the lawsuit).

Daniel Ortega, the authoritarian president of Nicaragua, won a fourth consecutive term. Joe Biden described the election as “pantomime”. Over the past six months, Mr. Ortega has arrested some of his potential opponents and forced others to flee. Hundreds of ordinary people who have protested against his regime in the past remain behind bars.

Chile The House of Representatives approved impeachment proceedings against Sebastián Piñera after leaked documents raised further questions about a mining contract the president’s family signed during his first term in 2010 (he denies wrongdoing). However, the opposition will struggle to obtain the two-thirds majority required to formally indict Mr Piñera in the Senate.

The Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee held an annual meeting at which delegates discussed a resolution on the party’s history, the first of its kind in 40 years. It seemed to be aimed at an extension of the Xi Jinpings Rule beyond a party congress in 2022.

America pushed China Zhang Zhan, a citizen journalist who was sentenced to four years in prison for reporting on the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic in Wuhan. The government continued to fight a new outbreak of the disease that began in mid-October and has caused hundreds of infections.

Thailand The Constitutional Court ruled that three activists who called for reforms to the country’s monarchy during protests last year were guilty of attempting to overthrow the king. The court focused on whether the speeches were constitutional, so no penalty was imposed, but the verdict will stifle debate over the role of the monarchy.

The Duterte Dynasty

Sara Duterte, the daughter of Rodrigo Duterte, President of Philippines, withdrew her candidacy for re-election as mayor of Davao City, sparking speculation that she will run for a national post in next year’s presidential election. Your father will have served the full presidential term.

Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Prime Minister of Iraq, was the target of an assassination attempt. Drones are said to have been involved in the attack, one of which reached Mr. Kadhimi’s house. He was uninjured, although six of his guards were wounded. Iran-backed militias have been suspected.

Iran Leading nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri-Kani visited European capitals ahead of talks with America and European powers aimed at reviving the nuclear deal that Iran signed in 2015. and said they should focus on lifting sanctions instead. America, which stepped out of the deal in 2018, disagrees.

France officially returned to Benin 26 precious artifacts, including statues and a royal throne, that it occupied when the West African country was colonized in the late 19th century. Other former colonial powers are also under pressure to return stolen items. This includes Great Britain, which owns more than 900 “Benin bronzes” that come from Nigeria.

A South African court said that Manuel Chang, Mozambique former Treasury Secretary, could be extradited to America. There he is charged with bribes from loans that, among other things, financed a tuna fishing company.

FW de Klerk, the last white president of apartheid in South Africa, died at the age of 85. He once said that he should not be given the honor of ending apartheid, even though Mr. de Klerk was instrumental in laying the groundwork for Nelson Mandela’s release and subsequent transfer of power.

This article appeared in the section Die Welt this week of the print edition under the heading “Politics”.

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WNY School Introduces Early Dismissal to Address Driver Shortage https://evasonphuket.com/wny-school-introduces-early-dismissal-to-address-driver-shortage/ https://evasonphuket.com/wny-school-introduces-early-dismissal-to-address-driver-shortage/#respond Mon, 08 Nov 2021 18:02:09 +0000 https://evasonphuket.com/wny-school-introduces-early-dismissal-to-address-driver-shortage/ We are facing a number of bottlenecks these days. But even here in western New York the schools are affected by a shortage of bus drivers. Why is there a shortage of bus drivers? There are many reasons for a shortage of bus drivers. The first would be postponement. It’s a split shift that starts […]]]>

We are facing a number of bottlenecks these days. But even here in western New York the schools are affected by a shortage of bus drivers.

Why is there a shortage of bus drivers?

There are many reasons for a shortage of bus drivers. The first would be postponement. It’s a split shift that starts very early in the day. The second could be payment. At the national level, it’s not a very well-paying job, so many of the people who have a commercial driver’s license (which you need to be a bus driver) have switched careers to another job that is likely to pay more.

The pandemic is of no avail. Many bus drivers were already of retirement age before the pandemic. When it came time to go back to school, many of them decided to retire instead.

Bus drivers must also be vaccinated if they are traveling with children. Something that obviously pushed some people out of the job as well.

Why is it such a problem?

Some school districts report that it is becoming a safety issue. In some cases, children have to wait in school before a bus can pick them up. Sometimes children come home almost 90 minutes after they are released. When they are on the school grounds, there are fights.

What are the options for bringing children home?

Some school districts offer to pay parents to pick up and drop off children just to get them where they need to be. In the case of Niagara Falls High School, they found that if they shave 3 minutes out of every hour, the kids can be released 30 minutes earlier, which gives the buses 20 minutes to do their run, and then get back on time, so that the primary school students can be dropped off at the same time.

“The high school students from now until the rest of the school year leave at 2:30 pm. These buses then have 20 minutes to make their trip, which we measured, and are then in elementary school at 3:00 pm.” PM and get the elementary school students home at the normal time, “- Niagara Falls Superintendent Mark Laurrie

Will it work?

We will see. They assume that it will be an interim solution by the end of the year. It starts today (August 11th).

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How the shortage of cars threatens the economy https://evasonphuket.com/how-the-shortage-of-cars-threatens-the-economy/ https://evasonphuket.com/how-the-shortage-of-cars-threatens-the-economy/#respond Tue, 02 Nov 2021 07:00:11 +0000 https://evasonphuket.com/how-the-shortage-of-cars-threatens-the-economy/ The turmoil in the auto industry, a powerful engine of the global economy, threatens growth and sends shocks to businesses and communities that depend on automakers for money and jobs. For every car or truck that does not roll off the production line in Detroit, Stuttgart or Shanghai, jobs are at risk. These can be […]]]>

The turmoil in the auto industry, a powerful engine of the global economy, threatens growth and sends shocks to businesses and communities that depend on automakers for money and jobs.

For every car or truck that does not roll off the production line in Detroit, Stuttgart or Shanghai, jobs are at risk. These can be miners who mine ore for steel in Finland, workers who shape tires in Thailand, or Volkswagen employees in Slovakia who install instrument panels in sport utility vehicles. Their livelihoods are at the mercy of supply bottlenecks and supply bottlenecks that force factories to cut back on production.

The auto industry accounts for around 3 percent of global economic output; in automobile countries such as Germany, Mexico, Japan or South Korea or states such as Michigan, the proportion is significantly higher. A slowdown in automotive manufacturing can leave scars that take years to recover.

The shock waves of the semiconductor crisis, which is forcing virtually all automakers to break down shifts or temporarily shut down assembly lines, could be strong enough to drive some countries into recession. In Japan, home of Toyota and Nissan, parts shortages meant that exports fell 46 percent in September compared to the previous year – impressive evidence of the importance of the auto industry to the economy.

“It’s a very significant drag on growth and jobs,” said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics.

Paul Jacques is one of the people who may be hardest hit. He works in Tecumseh, Ontario, for a division of component supplier Magna International that makes seats for a nearby Chrysler minivan factory.

Jacques, 57, was on the assembly line when he heard that Chrysler’s parent company Stellantis was planning to do away with a relocation in Windsor because of the shortage of semiconductors, the computer chips that are essential for cruise control systems, engine management, and many other functions.

Mr Jacques and his staff knew that their jobs were also at risk. “The mood became incredibly gloomy,” said Jacques, whose two children also work in the seat factory.

The automakers have been able to soften some of the sting through price increases and pass some of the pain on to car buyers. Ford and General Motors both reported large sales and earnings declines for the summer period last week, but raised their earnings forecasts for the full year. Daimler, the maker of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, said Friday that its net profit rose 20 percent in the third quarter, despite the fact that the company had sold 25 percent fewer vehicles. Higher sticker prices more than compensated.

The pain hits workers and those who need an affordable car hardest. Auto companies have allocated scarce chips to the high-end and other vehicles that make the most profit, resulting in long waits for cheaper vehicles. Used car prices are skyrocketing due to the shortage of new cars.

Vehicles with high profit margins such as Ford F-150 or Chevy Silverado pickups “are pumped out further,” said Ram Kidambi, partner of the consulting firm Kearney based in Detroit. “But vehicles with lower margins are affected and therefore also the workforce there.”

The crisis began last year when the prices of key raw materials like steel and copper began to rise, said Virus Popli, CEO of Mahindra Ag North America, a branch of the giant Indian vehicle manufacturer that makes tractors for the U.S. market.

The world’s uneven recovery from the coronavirus pandemic left the distant links in the global supply chain out of sync and unable to connect. In late summer, the United States began delivering booster vaccinations while a devastating outbreak shut factories in Malaysia.

Mahindra quickly devoured his existing inventory of parts and then had to wait for supplies. But they were delayed in ports with hundreds of ships, and container costs rose from $ 3,000 to $ 20,000.

At a tractor assembly plant in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, Mr. Popli said, “We lost 25 percent of production for two months in a row due to container flow problems at the Port of Long Beach, California.

It is difficult to calculate how much the auto industry’s problems will spread to the rest of the economy, but there is no doubt that the impact is enormous, given that so many other industries are dependent on automakers. Automakers are large consumers of steel and plastic, supporting huge networks of suppliers, as well as restaurants and grocery stores that feed auto workers.

“When the Windsor plant doesn’t work, everyone can feel the effects,” said David Cassidy, president of Unifor Local 444, which represents workers who build Chrysler minivans there.

Auto factories – like the Stellantis plant in Ontario – are often the largest private employers in their communities, which makes closures all the more devastating. Since auto plants dominate the local economy, they are difficult to replace. According to a 2019 study by the International Monetary Fund, unemployment due to the closure of car factories has persisted for years.

In Eisenach, Germany, a city with 42,000 inhabitants, Opel is building a compact SUV called Grandland. But Stellantis, who also owns Opel, closed the factory in October and does not plan to resume production until next year. Workers fear the shutdown could be permanent; Stellantis also produces the Grandland in a factory in France that is still in operation.

The approximately 2,000 people who work at the Eisenach plant or the neighboring suppliers are on paid vacation. But Katja Wolf, the mayor of Eisenach, who joined a workers protest in front of the plant on Friday, said people are reluctant because they don’t know when the plant will reopen. That harms local businesses.

“The biggest problem is the uncertainty about the future when the auto industry is already in a state of upheaval,” said Wolf in an interview. “People don’t buy new cars or book expensive vacations. You are too worried. “

Opel wants to keep all German plants, including the one in Eisenach, said Opel boss Uwe Hochgeschurtz on Sunday in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Semiconductors are not the only components that are in short supply. Automakers are also looking for the type of plastic used to hold wiper fluid and shape the dashboard, as well as the foam used to build seats, said Dan Hearsch, executive director of the Detroit office of global consulting firm AlixPartners.

In the absence of a tiny mount for SUVs, Hearsch said, the time it takes to fix a vehicle damaged in an accident has increased from 12 to nearly 20 days.

AlixPartners estimates that due to shortages this year 7.7 million fewer vehicles will be produced and the automotive industry will cost 210 billion US dollars in lost sales.

A relatively small number of countries account for most of the world’s production of automobiles and auto parts. These include the United States and China, as well as smaller countries such as Thailand.

Slovakia, with a population of just 5.4 million, is home to large Volkswagen, Peugeot and Kia factories and produces a million cars a year, more per capita than any other country. Industry accounts for more than a third of Slovakia’s exports.

The longer the shortage of parts and materials persists, the greater the economic impact. Modern economies need vehicles to function. Trucks, which are essential for freight transport, are hard to come by these days, an obstacle to growth.

“We’ll be practically sold out in Western Europe and North America by next year,” says Martin Daum, Head of the Daimler Truck Division, referring to the shortage of chips.

There are no signs that the crisis will end anytime soon. Semiconductor makers have promised to increase supply, but new factories take years to build and automakers aren’t necessarily the main customers behind the tech giants.

“Semiconductor manufacturers will prioritize the world’s apples and HPs,” said Wharton School professor Gad Allon, “not a Ford.”

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Lee Robertson reflects on his time on the hill – WKUHerald.com https://evasonphuket.com/lee-robertson-reflects-on-his-time-on-the-hill-wkuherald-com/ https://evasonphuket.com/lee-robertson-reflects-on-his-time-on-the-hill-wkuherald-com/#respond Sat, 30 Oct 2021 23:50:03 +0000 https://evasonphuket.com/lee-robertson-reflects-on-his-time-on-the-hill-wkuherald-com/ Lee Robertson turns 100 next yearNS Birthday and his 62nd birthday Year on the WKU campus, a place he came to on a whim after serving in World War II and has been calling it home ever since. Lee “Mr. Western “Robertson, a native of McLean County, has served the WKU for over 60 years […]]]>

Lee Robertson turns 100 next yearNS Birthday and his 62nd birthday Year on the WKU campus, a place he came to on a whim after serving in World War II and has been calling it home ever since.

Lee “Mr. Western “Robertson, a native of McLean County, has served the WKU for over 60 years and still works part-time and sometimes volunteer at the Cliff Todd Center, where he serves as the special assistant to the vice president for institutional sponsorship.

“Live in measure and look on the positive side,” said Robertson, the most important excerpt from his 99 years on earth and a long-cherished mantra that guided him through his ministry as a young man in World War II.

During World War II, Robertson was a tank driver in New Guinea, Thailand, and the Philippines before eventually occupying Japan after the US dropped the atomic bombs.

It was then that Robertson learned the importance of having a positive outlook on life and remembered the attitude of one of his tank mates who was killed after talking about how he thought he was going to die.

“There was one guy on my tank crew from Akron, Ohio, and he was pessimistic,” Robertson said. “When we went to New Guinea, we went under the Golden Gate Bridge and he said, ‘I’ll never see it again’ – and that may not have anything to do with it – but he was the only negative thinker in this five-man crew, and he has did not make it.”

The Ohio crew member is the only one to die, three other members were injured during their campaign, and Robertson “didn’t get a scratch”.

On December 1, 1945, Robertson boarded an aircraft carrier in Tokyo, Japan to begin his homeward journey. He arrived in San Diego on December 15 and back in Fort Knox on December 23, Robertson said.

Robertson’s family was in Calhoun, and the original plan was to take a bus from Louisville to neighboring Owensboro, but the sleet had created dangerous conditions so Robertson had to take a ride to Owensboro. He arrived at his home at 5:00 a.m. on December 24, 1945.

“My brother Sam, who was in 101”NS Airborne – and he had made the first landing in Normandy and had been wounded – had got home two weeks before me and was fine, ”said Robertson. “We have a sister, she was there; my mom and dad were there; It was a pretty nice Christmas. “

After returning from the war, Robertson and his brother were out of work for a while while they were getting used to normal company when Robertson was approached on a Sunday afternoon in June 1946. A friend of his, who was sitting in the courtyard, came up to him and said, “Lee, let’s go to college.”

“When I graduated from high school – thirty-one class, you didn’t go to college,” said Roberson. “I said, ‘I can’t afford college,’ and he asked me if I would hear from the GI Bill? I said no and he explained it to me. I said, ‘Okay, let’s go to college, where is one?’ and the rest of my life was Western Kentucky University. “

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After graduating from WKU in 1950, Robertson became a trainer, headmaster and superintendent of two different school systems for the next ten years. He remained very active in the WKU community.

“When I was asked to come back and work for Alumni Affairs at Western, I was jumping for joy,” said Robertson. “When they asked me to come back even though I knew I made less pay than the Headmaster in Barren County, I did it because I just wanted to be in the western.”

During his time on the hill, Robertson knew several famous and influential people at WKU, including legendary coach and namesake of the on-campus basketball arena, EA Diddle.

I quote Mr. Diddle, he said, ‘If I had to do it all over again, I could just do it.’ I would do it with the same people I did it with. “

– Lee Robertson

Robertson played baseball at WKU and recalls that his time as a student at EA Diddle was a time that greatly influenced his life and inspired him to become a coach and study education.

While Robertson’s influence on the WKU is still palpable, he’s also a family man with two children, three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, one of whom is on the road after being married to wife Joyce for 68 years.

As Robertson grows older and ponders his life, one of the things he had to deal with, something he hadn’t thought of before, is his own mortality.

“One of the things I wish I wouldn’t do – and I don’t know if I can get away from it or not – but for the past few years I’ve been thinking about the end of my life and I’ve never thought of about that before, ”said Robertson.

His dedication helps keep Robertson young and working up to 100 paid days per year at WKU without affecting his retirement. At the age of 99, his mortality motivates him to be very active.

“I feel like I’m productive right now, I’m helping these people and I’ll get out of here if I feel like I’m not doing well,” said Robertson. “At the moment I find it hard to believe that I’m this age because I don’t feel old, and I think that helps one to live.”

Thinking about his life, Robertson says he has not regretted it at all.

“I’m quoting from Mr. Diddle, he said, ‘If I had to do it all over again, I could just do it,’ I would do it to the same people I did it with,” said Robertson. “I would change a lot, and if I had to change everything, I would change everything.”

Michael Dylan Payne can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @mdpayne_.

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Nate and Jeremiah reveal a kitchen upgrade you’ll be craving for https://evasonphuket.com/nate-and-jeremiah-reveal-a-kitchen-upgrade-youll-be-craving-for/ https://evasonphuket.com/nate-and-jeremiah-reveal-a-kitchen-upgrade-youll-be-craving-for/#respond Thu, 28 Oct 2021 19:28:11 +0000 https://evasonphuket.com/nate-and-jeremiah-reveal-a-kitchen-upgrade-youll-be-craving-for/ Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, The stars of The Nate and Jeremiah Home Project, know that old homes need updating – and in the latest installment, they have a lot of work to do building a 100-year-old home. In The Gift of Home Project, Berkus and Brent travel to Jackson Heights, NY to meet Anya […]]]>

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent, The stars of The Nate and Jeremiah Home Project, know that old homes need updating – and in the latest installment, they have a lot of work to do building a 100-year-old home.

In The Gift of Home Project, Berkus and Brent travel to Jackson Heights, NY to meet Anya and her son, Chris. Anya came to the United States from Thailand as a teenager and has worked hard to support her family ever since. Now Chris wants to make up for it by buying her a townhouse and giving it the elegant style she deserves. Chis and Anya show Berkus and Brent their 1920s estate, and while the space is charming, it clearly takes a lot of work.

With a $ 90,000 renovation budget, Berkus and Brent must carefully choose which positions to spend money on. Find out which big upgrade Berkus and Brent are going for – and skip it – and get tips that might have inspired you to try it out in your own home.

Antique doors add simple charm

The reclaimed double doors create a great feel for the entrance area.

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Berkus and Brent love the charm of this 1920s townhouse. While they are planning on lots of updates, they also want to add a bit of vintage elegance. Luckily they have a lot of antique jewels in their warehouse and at the end they find some old doors that they know will work perfectly in the entrance area.

“We really want your entrance to feel special, so reusing those antique doors can be really charming,” says Berkus.

They sand down the doors, remove the paint and bring them down to the natural wood. With all the knots and imperfections visible, these reclaimed doors add character to the home. These double doors are a simple, inexpensive addition that adds a ton of style.

Don’t tear down all of your walls

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Before: This living room felt isolated from the kitchen and dining area.

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When Berkus and Brent visit Anya’s house for the first time, they find that the living room is cut off from the kitchen and dining area. They decide to open the wall by widening the doorway into a curved archway.

“It’s like an open floor plan, but it’s not,” says Berkus. “And I think so many people miss the mark by not doing anything architectural and just blowing up the walls.”

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After: The wide archway is a great alternative to an open concept.

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The arch gives the room a charming old world aesthetic and makes the home appear more open without completely tearing down the wall. While many homeowners still want an open floor plan, Berkus and Brent are proving that you don’t have to tear down walls to achieve that open, airy look.

A simple chimney update can work wonders

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Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent save money by simply repainting this fireplace.

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While Berkus and Brent want to give the fireplace in this house a sleek makeover, they find they are on budget.

“We had these great ideas about vintage French marble mantels and all that stuff,” says Berkus.

Instead, these designers give the fireplace a simple cosmetic refresh with new white paint on the bricks, black paint in the firebox, and vintage mirrors and wall lights above the mantelpiece.

The fresh color and the new decor make the fireplace an eye-catcher for this living room. Plus, Berkus and Brent will save $ 3,500 to use elsewhere in the renovation.

Add moldings for a timeless texture

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This molding gives texture to the house.

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To underline the elegant, Paris-inspired design, Berkus and Brent install moldings on the living and dining room walls. The strips cost only $ 1,500, but they add depth and design to the otherwise plain white walls. They’re a great addition to that charming old house because the look is timeless, says Berkus.

“It looks good, it’s classic, it always looked good because it’s been around for hundreds and hundreds of years,” he adds.

You don’t have to keep old floors

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This new wooden floor looks fresh and beautiful.

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When Brent and Berkus visit Anya’s house for the first time, they notice the charming old wooden floors. While some designers may have wanted to keep old floors like this one, Berkus and Brent decide it’s probably time for something new.

“We want to keep the character of a house, but those original floors were just too far away,” says Brent. “That’s why we’re going to keep it light and airy everywhere with wide white oak plank floors.”

The new floors look great and give the house a bright, light look. While original wood floors can be a great addition to an old house, there’s nothing wrong with a fresh floor.

Switchboard-ready devices are on everyone’s lips these days

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Before: This 100 year old kitchen was outdated and small.

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In the kitchen, Berkus and Brent find orange and yellow wallpaper, outdated cabinets, and antique appliances. The room takes a lot of work, so these two are making a lot of big changes. They tear down the wall, open the kitchen to the dining area, and add a marble counter and soft gray cabinets.

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The kitchen looks beautiful now.

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For that special touch, Berkus and Brent opt ​​for an upgrade that is on everyone’s lips these days and could be even more in the months leading up to the holidays: switchboard-ready devices that fit into the cabinet.

“I always love how seamless and integrated it looks,” says Berkus.

Plus, Anya has never had a dishwasher. Talk about taking a step up!

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