What Ontario renters need to know about the provinces new lease agreements

TORONTO — Ontarians fed up with battling their landlord over contentious terms they didn’t realize were hidden in the fine print of their lease will soon be getting some reprieve.On April 30, it will become mandatory for most residential landlords to use a 13-page standardized lease agreement, recently unveiled by the provincial government in hopes of protecting tenants from being tricked by lengthy agreements rife with illegal clauses and language that is hard to understand and often winds up in litigation.What can $500,000 get you in Toronto’s property market? A one-bedroom condo half the size of a badminton courtGot $2,166 a month? — you’ll need it to rent a condo in Toronto, if you can find oneDevelopers are building more condos in Canada than ever before — and that has economists scratching their headsAdvocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario lawyer Dania Majid breaks down the basics of the new lease and what renters should be aware of:——–WHY HAS THE PROVINCE INTRODUCED A NEW STANDARDIZED AGREEMENT?Before the new agreement, a lease would look drastically different from one landlord to another. There was a huge range of what was included and excluded. Even with corporate or professional landlords, their leases contained several illegal clauses that tenants were signing in these long, legalese-type documents. The hope was that by creating a standard form lease that excluded all of these illegal clauses and harmonized what a big landlord and a small landlord would put in front of a tenant, it would be simpler, clearer to read, easier to understand, and both parties would know what the rent was and what was being offered or included in that rent.Right now most major cities, including Toronto, have low vacancy rates, extremely high rent and an affordable housing crisis. The agreement is trying to level a very unbalanced playing field for tenants and landlords, and close a gap in negotiating power between the two parties.——–WHAT SHOULD I LOOK OUT FOR IF I’M A TENANT SIGNING THE NEW LEASE?There is a section at the end of the new lease that allows a landlord to attach a document with additional terms not already in the lease. The standard form lease is comprehensive enough, so a landlord should not need to add any terms. But what we might see creep in — which is what we were trying to get rid of — is things like regulating guests and how many you can have and how long they can stay, and clauses around maintenance like requiring a tenant to do work around the premises like mowing the lawn, shovelling the driveway and undertaking minor repairs inside the unit.Other things that could slip in there are issues around privacy and when the landlord can have access to the unit, penalty fees, additional processing fees or application fees. A tenant shouldn’t be paying damage deposits, more than one month’s rent in advance, interest on arrears or penalties on missed rental payments, and they shouldn’t be expected to waive their liability or their landlord’s liability for maintenance and repair issues.——–WHAT ENHANCED RIGHTS DO TENANTS HAVE WITH THE LEASE?There is a provision that if a tenant requests a copy of their lease and doesn’t get it within 21 days, they can withhold one month’s rent. If the landlord doesn’t produce it after that month, the tenant wouldn’t be required to repay it. It is a small enforcement method built into the agreement to ensure tenants get a copy of their leases and know what they sign. If they never get a copy of their lease, they get 60 days’ notice to terminate the tenancy early.——–WHAT KINDS OF PROPERTIES DOES THE LEASE APPLY TO?This will apply to residential tenant properties, but not care homes, mobile home parks, land lease communities and most social housing. There might be some exclusions under co-operative housing as well.——–IF I HAVE A LEASE SIGNED BEFORE APRIL 30, DO I NEED TO SIGN A NEW ONE?All old leases remain valid. The only thing that remains to be void is any illegal clause that might have been contained in them.——–WHERE CAN I RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW LEASE?Visit ACTO.ca’s tenant resources page. If you’re in Toronto, the Federation of Metro Tenants’ Associations has a hotline for questions, and if you are low income, you can contact your community legal clinic.——–The interview has been edited and condensed for length and clarity. read more

Russian organization wins UN refugee award

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Ruud Lubbers, announced that the Memorial Human Rights Centre is this year’s recipient of the Nansen Refugee Award, given annually to individuals or organizations that have distinguished themselves in work on behalf of refugees. “Last year, the Centre provided legal counselling to more than 21,300 people, including forced migrants, internally displaced people and asylum seekers,” Mr. Lubbers said, noting that many of them came from outside the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), including Africa, Asia and the Middle East.The Centre, one of the first non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the then-Soviet Union, “has carried out its work in often very difficult situations – including in the North Caucasus – and has earned the respect of all of us in the international humanitarian community,” he said. The Centre emerged during the former Soviet Union’s “perestroika” period, becoming independent in 1993 and responsible for monitoring and reporting on the human rights situation in the former USSR. Its network of 150 staff members now work in more than 45 regions in the Russian Federation. The Centre will receive the award on 20 June – World Refugee Day – in Barcelona, Spain, as part of the city’s Universal Forum of Cultures. The $100,000 Award, instituted in1954, is named after Norwegian polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen, the world’s first international refugee official, who was appointed in 1921 at the League of Nations. It has been awarded to US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, King Juan Carlos I of Spain, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, Médecins Sans Frontières, the late Tanzanian President Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, the people of Canada, former Mozambican First Lady Graça Machel and Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. Last year’s award went to Dr. Annalena Tonelli, who was shot to death in October outside the hospital she has founded in Borama, northwest Somalia. read more

Industry growth provides positive backdrop to SMMT Open Forum

Representatives from the UK automotive supply chain were given an insight into the opportunities presented by the industry’s continued growth at the SMMT Open Forum this week.Around 250 delegates from both OEMs and UK supply chain companies turned out at Worcester Warriors Rugby Club on Wednesday 18 September for a day of presentations from leading industry figures, and to take advantage of what has become a valuable networking opportunity.The Automotive Sector Strategy provided the main focus of the talks, with Phil Davies from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills keen to highlight the need for greater supply chain presence in the UK to support the strategy.“The UK currently has a strong supply chain, but with £7.5 billion invested into the automotive sector in the last two years, there is potential for greater market share,” said Davies.Both vehicle manufacturer and supplier perspectives were provided with James Thompson, Purchasing Manager, Ford of Europe outlining the main criteria for a successful supplier, while Andrew Young, Key Account Manager at successful Tier-two supplier Southco Manufacturing, stressed the importance of communication between suppliers and OEMs.Young said, “It is vital for any supplier to understand the philosophy and USP of its customer. How individual parts work is critical to the impression of the car as a whole.”The industry’s feel-good factor was illustrated by Gamil Magal, Chief Executive of Tier-one supplier Magal Engineering. Hit hard by the recession, his company is now on the road to recovery with annual turnover predicted to overtake pre-recession levels next year.“In 2008, we had to restructure the company very quickly,” said Magal. “It was a difficult time, but now we are growing again by £27.6 million per annum in terms of sales.”He added, “The SMMT Open Forum really helps us to plan for the future. It’s a great platform for suppliers to share experiences with each other, not to mention communicate with customers.”Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, rounded off the day’s presentations by welcoming the renaissance in the UK automotive industry and stressing the need for a prosperous supply chain.SMMT’s next supply chain events will be the Open Access series, where engineering and purchasing teams at UK vehicle manufacturers will have the chance to meet a number of UK suppliers. The first of the invite-only events will be Open Access: Ford at Dunton Technical Centre on Tuesday 19 November, with full details of the series to be announced in the coming weeks.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

STEMGuyana to launch Reading Robotics program in 13 libraries

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSTEM Guyana team ready to participate in inaugural Robotic Olympics in the USAMay 2, 2017In “latest news”First agricultural census in 65 years to be conductedMarch 29, 2017In “latest news”“Guyana means business” – Gaskin outlines 5- year planJune 29, 2015In “Business” STEMGuyana and the Guyana National Library, in association with the Office of the First Lady, the Ministry Of The Presidency, Ministry Of Public Telecommunications and private sector partners will be launching a nationwide “Reading & Robotics” programme which aims to encourage students to read more, while creating opportunities for them to learn about robotics, coding and Mathematics.The programme will be launched in thirteen libraries, representing five main branches and eight rural centres in five regions of Guyana.The coalition of organizers is inviting representatives from the Diaspora and the Guyana private sector to join “this first of its kind programme” by sponsoring at least one library.Sponsorship will include the purchase of three robot kits, five tablets and training for two trainers for the use of the youth of each community library.Minister Cathy Hughes has pledge to make internet connectivity available in each of the participating libraries.STEMGuyana Co-Founder Karen Abrams, in a statement, said that, “we firmly believe that talent is equally distributed in every community of Guyana, but unfortunately opportunity is not. To that end, our partnership with the National Library will enable us to bring opportunities for STEM education to children who wouldn’t normally have access to such programs and we are hoping that our corporate partners join us on this mission.”The five main libraries included in the launch of the national “Reading & Robotics” program will be branches at Georgetown, Bagotville, New Amsterdam, Corriverton, Ruimveldt and Linden.The eight rural centres will include branches at Buxton, Golden Grove, Hague, Mahaicony, Mocha, Stanleytown, Stewartville, Lichfield, Kuru Kururu and Salem will be included in the first round of libraries.The “Reading & Robotics” program will require all participants to obtain a library membership, and all students will also be encouraged to read for fifteen minutes before they begin work on their robot building and programming and Scratch coding sessions.After three months of learning and preparation, students will compete in the International Youth Robotics Competition qualifier national tournament in 2019 and make themselves eligible to represent Guyana in the international robotics competition.In addition to joining the developing world in early preparation of our youth for a technological future, STEM club youth will also learn the very important soft skills of collaboration, communication, conflict resolution and critical thinking.“Our young people will also be able to compete equitably with students from around the world and will use their technology and soft skills to contribute to the rapid development of Guyana”, said STEMGuyana Co-Founder, Ima Christian.The “Reading & Robotics” programme will be launched at 9:00h on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the Racquet Centre, Thomas Lands (opposite GTI), after which more than fifteen library representatives will be trained to be STEM club coaches. read more

Calls for Sisters of Charity to detail exactly what procedures will be

first_img Share Tweet Email1 https://jrnl.ie/3363227 124 Comments 22,696 Views Updated 1.50pmTHE SISTERS OF Charity must clarify exactly what will and won’t be possible at the new maternity hospital if it is built on the St Vincent’s Hospital site, said a charitable group that campaigns for improvements to maternity services.AIMS Ireland said the new hospital should be free from any religious ethos, adding there needs to be a complete separation of State maternity services and the Church.The chair of AIMS, Krysia Lynch today called on the religious order to tell the public what will and won’t be allowed at the hospital.“We want definitive answers to the following questions from the owners… if the Eighth [Amendment] is repealed and abortion legalised, will this medical procedure be carried out on the Elm Park site?“If a woman wishes to have a medical sterilisation through choice, can that procedure be carried out on the Elm Park site under the current agreement? Will IVF and other advanced medical fertilisation therapies take place on the site under the current agreement? In short, what will and will not be vetoed at this hospital?” she said.Mired in controversy  The decision to relocate the National Maternity Hospital has been mired in controversy since it was revealed that the Sisters of Charity, the principal shareholder in the St Vincent’s Hospital Group, would be given ownership of the hospital in return for providing the site.The board of St Vincent’s Hospital Group yesterday reaffirmed its support of the plans to build the the new hospital on the Elm Park site. Meanwhile Dr Peter Boylan resigned from the Holles Street hospital board as the row over the control of the hospital deepens.Lynch said her group had been inundated with concerns from members of the public in the last number of days as the dispute rages on. Pictured (LtoR) Chief Operating Officer Kay Connolly , Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and Dr Rhona Mahony Master, National Maternity Hospital looking at a model of St Vincents University Hospital Source: Sam BoalUntil the Minister for Health Simon Harris has clarity from the owners of the hospital as to what procedures can be carried out at the hospital, he cannot be expected to put a cent of public money towards funding it, said Lynch.She went on to say that the Sisters of Charity can take “the heat” out of the current situation very quickly by providing the answers to the above questions and by publishing the ethos they are duty bound to impose on the new national maternity hospital.“If there is nothing to hide there should be no issue in making a statement” she added‘Confidence is gone’Sinn Féin Councillor, Mícheál MacDonncha, who sits on the current board of the National Maternity Hospital and who voted against the affirmation of the plans, said any confidence he had in the agreement is gone.He said a succession of statements from religious figures fail to guarantee clinical independence at the hospital and means the project must not go ahead, in his opinion.Both Lynch and MacDonncha said the hospital must “absolutely not go ahead” until the ownership issue is dealt with.Lynch said the former master of the Coombe Dr Chris Fitzpatrick is 100% behind their calls for the Sisters of Charity to intervene and shine some light on what procedures they are willing to allow take place in the proposed hospital.Dr Fitzpatrick has resigned from the project board of the new national maternity hospital in support of Dr Boylan.Resignation He was part of the HSE project board on obstetrics and gynaecology for the new hospital, but speaking on RTÉ’s Sean O’Rourke show today, he said he felt that he had to resign.I felt that I had no other option.“I registered my concerns on this issue a year ago – my concerns were around ownership and control. My viewpoint is that the hospital board should control its own hospital.”Dr Fitzpatrick added that he didn’t believe the row should slow down the building of the new hospital.It’s essential that the hospital collocates on St Vincent’s Hospital site. The relationship between both hospitals has a national significance. But this will be the first maternity hospital built in Ireland this century. There must be a separation between church and medicine – particularly when it comes to female reproductive health.“I would have found it difficult to operate with independence under the board as it is proposed. They way it is planned is not the way to appoint a board.“There is sufficient ambiguity, sufficient division, to create a problem.”Fitzpatrick added that he had concerns about whether or not medical procedures would be carried out if the hospital’s board contains members of religious orders or other hospitals.I believe that having a board that is constituted like this is planned is like a poor coalition cabinet.“What will happen down the line is that there will be changes in obstetric and gynecological practices and I would not have confidence that services that have to be provided in the state, might not be performed.”Additional reporting Christina FinnRead: Ex-Holles Street master resigns from board in maternity hospital rowRead: St Vincent’s board remains ‘totally supportive’ of plans for new National Maternity Hospital By Paul Hosford Calls for Sisters of Charity to detail exactly what procedures will be possible at new maternity hospital AIMS Ireland has said the new hospital should be free from any religious ethos. 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Cutting Through the Mire of Tablet Issue Production

first_imgEach publisher has approached tablets at its own pace, with its own purpose. The result has left a scattered set of protocols across the industry.The International Digital Enterprise Alliance (IDEAlliance), an association serving players across the digital media supply chain, is attempting to simplify the process of tablet issue production by eliminating many of the competing formats and workflows. The goal is an industry standard called OpenEFT—guidelines to direct the packaging, delivery and display of digital magazines for everyone in the ecosystem. OpenEFT’s final draft was unveiled late last month.“We, as publishers, would like to be able to provide a designed-for-tablet, interactive edition to all the newsstands,” says Sean Keefe, executive director of publishing technology for Hearst Magazines. “But right now, not all of them take the same file formats.”The benefits for publishers are two-fold. Tablet issue production would become a more efficient process, while the barriers to third-party innovation would be lowered. Tablet issue production can be convoluted now. Hearst currently produces up to three formats (and several variants) of its magazines, depending on the brand and the newsstand they’re working with; Next Issue Media, a digital newsstand, is forced to adapt about six formats for its storefront. Many of those conversions are labor intensive and require quality assurance testing at multiple points.Ideally, says Keith Barraclough, CTO and vice president of products for Next Issue, the exchange of files would be simplified, QA would only be needed once and the process could be automated.“Whether OpenEFT can do all this as it goes through its standardization process and tools and manufacturers come along and adopt, that’s all a big ‘TBD,’” he says. “But that’s the nirvana we’re looking for.”An open specification already exists, called ePub, but it was built to handle books, not magazines.“The orientation toward imagery, layout and the subtlety of the navigation of a magazine is something that’s evolved more,” Barraclough says.While Dianne Kennedy, vice president of emerging technologies for IDEAlliance, says OpenEFT is closely modeled after ePub, she adds that the need for tablet-optimized ad units is another major reason the book-centric format needed to be tweaked for digital magazines.Magazine staff have to manipulate the units from the agency, often without being exactly sure of how the final product was supposed to render. The costs and confusion make their use rare.“Magazines, unlike books, rely a lot on the ad model,” Kennedy says. “There is no specification for the exchange and rendering of this interactive content, so the magazines have been limiting the number of interactive ads they will accept.”Regardless of how or why they started with tablet editions, publishers will agree that improving production efficiency is beneficial.Now, it’s up to them to adopt the standard.last_img read more

A Descendant of Napoleon Bonaparte Founded the FBI

first_imgIf, at the height of his power in 1810, someone had approached Emperor Napoleon and told him that in about one hundred years, his great-nephew would be the Secretary of the United States Navy and be responsible for setting up arguably the most successful law enforcement agency in the world in the new country of America, he probably would have laughed, or had you sent to an asylum. But sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, and indeed, the great Napoleon’s grand-nephew was Secretary of the Navy under Theodore Roosevelt and laid the foundations for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, better known as the FBI. How did that happen?Portrait of Napoleon in his forties, in high-ranking white and dark blue military dress uniform.That grand-nephew of Napoleon I, whose name was Charles Joseph Bonaparte, was the grandson of Napoleon’s youngest brother, Jerome. In 1807, Napoleon made Jerome King of Westphalia (today a region in Germany, then a separate principality).When Napoleon was defeated, Jerome lived for a time in the German state, and also Italy and the United States. When Jerome’s nephew, Napoleon III, took power as emperor, he was given a princely title and died a rich man in 1860.Charles Bonaparte.His son by his first wife, an American named Elizabeth Patterson, was also Jerome, but known as “Bo.” When Napoleon forced his brother to end his marriage to the American, she and her son returned to Baltimore, where her father was one of the wealthiest men in the state.Bo, married Susan May Williams in 1829. The next year, his son Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte II was born, followed by another son, Charles Joseph Bonaparte, who was born much later, in 1851. None of this branch of the Bonaparte line ever attempted to claim a royal title, but Charles did make his own coat of arms.Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte II.His brother made a career in the armed forces of both the U.S.A. and France and died childless in 1893.Charles was sent to Harvard, and then Harvard Law. He became a prominent man in Baltimore where he practiced. He was a progressive Republican and championed many of the progressive causes of the day, including greater rights for African-Americans and women.Group portrait of the cabinet of President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt (at far left). Left to right in back of table: George B. Cortelyou, Charles Joseph Bonaparte, x, James Wilson, Truman Handy Newberry. Left to right in front of table: x, Luke Edward Wright, George von Lengerke Meyer, James Rudolph GarfieldHe also was a dedicated fighter of corruption in both municipal and state government. Baltimore, like many American cities of the time, was in the hands of crooked machine politicians, who thrived by taking and giving bribes, favors and sometimes threats (and more than threats). His fight against corruption earned him the nickname “Charlie the Crook Chaser.”“The Crook Chaser” began his career in politics at the turn of the century. When he and other progressive Republicans swept corrupt Democrats out of office all through the state. He filled a number of posts which involved reform and became was chosen by voters in Maryland as a presidential elector in 1904.When Theodore Roosevelt was elected in his own right in 1904 after having served part of a term following the assassination of McKinley, he won on a platform of reform, trust-busting and anti-corruption. Charles Bonaparte was a known and respected politician despite some personal quirks – he did not take to the new technology of the time, and did not use telegraphs, have electricity in his very large house, or use cars, preferring to travel by horse or horse-drawn carriage until he died in 1920.Bonaparte was Roosevelt’s third Secretary of the Navy. In this position, he continued the work of his predecessors and president, helping to make the United States Navy a two-ocean navy and a world power.Bella Vista in 1907.Impressed by his work and his stance on corruption, Roosevelt made Bonaparte Attorney General of the United States in 1906. He held this position until the election of Taft in 1908. As Attorney General, Bonaparte (believe me, as a historian, it is strange to write that!), established the “Bureau of Investigation,” or “BOI.” Bonaparte wished to incorporate the Secret Service into the BOI (it was and is part of the Treasury Department), but Congress refused, fearing the establishment of a large secret police.Bonaparte did recruit some Secret Service agents for his original force of thirty-four special agents, along with new recruits and other law enforcement professionals. The first operation undertaken by the BOI was an investigation of interstate prostitution. This resulted in the passage of the Mann Act by Congress in 1910. This organization was briefly renamed in 1932 to the “Division of Investigation,” but within three years, became known as the “Federal Bureau of Investigation” – the FBI.Read another story from us: The Bizarre Journey of Napoleon Bonaparte’s PenisBonaparte returned to Maryland after his time in Washington, D.C. and practiced law. He died in 1920, of Sydenham’s chorea, a nervous disorder. A street in Baltimore is called Bonaparte Avenue, which most people believe is a reference to Charles’ famous uncle.last_img read more

Someone New Wants to Chat With You Your Refrigerator

first_img Who among us hasn’t shouted at an ornery inanimate object in the privacy of our home? Well, thanks to LG, now some of those objects might just talk back. The South Korea-based electronics giant announced today they are rolling out a new line of smart refrigerators, ovens and washing machines that promise to make consumers lives even more interconnected.Related: Samsung’s Gesture-Operated TVs May Soon Switch On Your Living Room LightsThe products are the first to utilize the company’s HomeChat service. Through social messaging app Line, a popular WhatsApp and Viber competitor with some 400 million users, LG customers can remotely operate and get information from their appliances when they aren’t at home.The company likens connecting with the smart appliances to “chatting with a close friend,” and while you wouldn’t necessarily go that far, the smart refrigerator does feature an internal camera (that takes pictures in case you forget your shopping list) and a “freshness tracker” that tells you when something is expired, while the smart oven can recommend new recipes.Related: Get This: A Smart Toilet That Aims to Correct Poor Posture, and Even Detect Pregnancy and Disease Depending on your perspective, the prospect of a totally outfitted home may seem cool or creepy, but it is a bit concerning nonetheless, especially when as recently as January, smart refrigerators were part of the cause of sizable hack attack. With more connection comes the necessity for increased security. But the “Internet of Things” marches on — the LG appliances are currently only available for purchase in Korea, with the company aiming to expand to other markets like the U.S. at a later date. Related: 8 Ways the ‘Internet of Things’ Will Impact Your Everyday Life Register Now » 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. May 7, 2014last_img read more

Google Pulls the Plug on Helpouts

first_imgFebruary 16, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 2 min read Register Now »center_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Say sayonara to Helpouts, Google’s live video-discussion tool. The tech giant is pulling the plug on Helpouts on April 20.Google launched Helpouts in 2013 as a way for entrepreneurs and topic experts to share information and connect with customers online. A sort of cross between YouTube and Google Hangouts, the tool allowed people to host or attend live video demonstrations and conversations, where experts could provide one-on-one advice in real time.Related: Google Is Giving Away 2GB of Permanent Storage to Users Who Perform Security ChecksUnlike Hangouts, business owners and experts who used Helpouts were able to charge a fee for each video session, with Google taking a percentage of that, of course. “The Helpouts community includes some engaged and loyal contributors, but unfortunately, it hasn’t grown at the pace we had expected,” Google said in a post announcing the shutdown. No word on exactly how many experts were utilizing Helpouts or on how many people in general were on the platform. A Google spokesperson did not immediately return an email seeking comment.Google says people will be able to use Google Takeout to download their Helpouts history between April 20 and November 1.Related: 26 Little-Known Facts About Google (Infographic)last_img read more

Home Builders Proceed With Cautious Optimism

first_imgHome Builders Proceed With Cautious Optimism Confidence Home Builders Housing Market Optimism 2016-04-18 Staff Writer Confidence among home builders has held firm over the last few months, showing slow, but continued progression in the single-family sector. However, builders are still faced with concerns about labor and lot shortages.Home builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes was flat for the month of April at 58, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).In March and February, builder confidence came in at 58, down from January’s 61 and seven points lower than its recent peak of 65 in October. That said, the index is still well above the tipping point of 50 and three points above last February’s number.“Builder confidence has held firm at 58 for three consecutive months, showing that the single-family housing sector continues to recover at a slow but consistent pace,” said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady, a home builder and developer from Bloomington, Illinois. “As we enter the spring home buying season, we should see the market move forward.”The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations for the next six months as “good,” “fair” or “poor.” The survey also asks builders to rate traffic of prospective buyers as “high to very high,” “average” or “low to very low.” Any number over 50 indicates that more builders view conditions as good than poor.According to the NAHB, the HMI components gauging sales expectations and buyer traffic both rose one point to 62 and 44, respectively. Meanwhile, the sales conditions indicator decreased two points to 63.Regionally, in terms of three-month moving averages for regional HMI, all four regions saw slight declines. The West and Northeast decereased two points to 44 and 67, respectively. The South and Midwest regions posted one-point losses to 57 and 58.Robert Dietz, Ph.D., Chief Economist and SVP for Economics and Housing Policy for NAHB stated, “Builders remain cautiously optimistic about housing market growth. NAHB is forecasting faster single-family construction growth for 2016 than the 10 percent gain recorded in 2015. However, difficulties associated with access to labor and building lots are restraining growth in many local markets. Nonetheless, healthy levels of job creation, low mortgage interest rates and lack of existing home inventory will support increased construction of single-family homes. The residential construction sector will be a bright spot for an economy that slowed during the first quarter of 2016.” in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Newscenter_img Share April 18, 2016 546 Views last_img read more

Bruce Arians shakes Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan

first_imgBruce Arians shakes Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn’s hand after the Arizona Cardinals’ 38-19 loss on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016. (Associated Press) Your browser does not support the audio element. Top Stories TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians meets the media the day after every game, often times explaining injury situations as well as anything else he may have seen the day before.Here in this space, with help from the Cardinals’ media relations staff, we’ll highlight some of the most notable quotes from his session, which comes after the team’s 38-19 loss against the Atlanta Falcons that dropped Arizona to 4-6-1. LISTEN: Bruce Arians, Cardinals head coach Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo On facing a situation like this as a head coach and what it is doing to him:“Those six years at Temple, they got me accustomed to a hell of a lot of stuff. So, I’ve been addressing people about this for a really long time. It really doesn’t change. As a coordinator, you are still responsible for half of the team, and when you go through rough spots, it’s your half. This is my whole team, and if there is one thing that’s disheartening is that we are not as physical as I wish we were.”On how disappointing is it that guys are trying to get on the stat sheet instead of doing their job:“That’s the selfishness instead of selflessness that has crept in.”On what allows selfishness to creep in:“That’s an individual thing.”On if the lack of physical play can translate into the team not being as tough as he wants them:“Yes and no. It’s a matter of running balls on you in goal line defense. You just don’t allow people to run the ball. You let them throw it in, but you just don’t allow them to run it in, and they ran it in twice. That’s where we set the tempo in training camp.”On if it is disturbing that they got to Matt Ryan at the beginning of the third quarter and that was it: On the road games being difficult:“Really good first half in three of them, and not coming out and finishing or playing well in the second half has been a common theme.”On the message to the team being to focus on one game at a time:“Just win this week and we’ll keep adding them up. You can’t look at big pictures right now. It is just too crazy of a season for everybody. You just have to win this week, and this is a hell of an opponent.”On his thoughts on the Washington Redskins:“Right now, they are probably playing as well offensively as anybody in the league. Kirk (Cousins) is playing at a high level. They’ve got (Robert) Kelley, the young back, looks awesome, those two tight ends and the three wideouts. They have an arsenal of weapons. I don’t know about (Jordan) Reed’s availability yet, but I’d imagine he will play. It’s too big of a game.”On if downfield accuracy is the biggest development in Kirk Cousins:“I think he’s always had that. I think it’s getting the ball out of his hand and not getting sacked. He sees the field extremely well. He’s a football junkie.”On how Carson Palmer is feeling:“Probably like he got hit by a truck. That’s two weeks in a row he got hit too many times.” ErrorOK ErrorOK“Yeah, we were close. They were doing a very, very good job of doing a lot of play action, getting him out of the pocket and throwing it very quick. When they tried to throw it down the field, we normally either got to him or broke it up. They had a really nice designed play to get him out on the deep comeback that they got on Pat (Peterson). That was probably the only ball Pat gave up over 10 yards.”On if Atlanta reminds him of the Cardinals last year:“Yes and no. We never have (bootlegged) that much, but they have some really good weapons. Matty (Ryan) is playing extremely well.”On David Johnson not factoring as much in the second half and if it has to do with changing the game plan:“We started the second half with the same plays. They just didn’t work. The first bootleg we don’t block properly and we have to throw it away. We ran the same play and we got nothing, so as you fall behind, he is going to catch a lot of passes.”On his mindset for the rest of the season:“Really it is just this week. You just take them one at a time. I think once we win one, we’ll be fine. I think we’ll add them up at nine and I think you have a great shot still because we’re going to be playing some of those teams that are going to be in the same spot we’re in. We just have to win one. I don’t look at big pictures until the whole season is over. To think we would try to lose games to get a better draft choice is absolutely asinine. I don’t know who would ever do that.” He began with an opening statement:“After reviewing the film, it’s probably just like yesterday when we talked. It’s always four or five plays that determine outcomes of games. We didn’t make those four or five plays again. The best start we’ve had offensively followed up by allowing them to score right behind you. That’s very disheartening, to be able to get off to the type of start we want to get off to and then let them answer. The second drive should have been a touchdown — one of those plays, we just don’t catch the snap from center and we don’t walk in on a running play for a touchdown. We end up with a 3rd and 15 instead of a touchdown, so we kick a field goal. When you’re on the road, those four points always matter, and it was just a matter of catching the snap and handing it off. Same thing defensively, we had the interception; D.J. (Swearinger) catches balls one-handed every day and tried to take off running with it. I thought defensively we had some guys get out of their lane again and try to do too much, tried to get on the stat sheet instead of just doing their job. Corey Peters was outstanding. He played 35 plays and had 35 pluses and four tackles, whatever his stat line was. That was the example I used to the rest of them; if you do your job, you’ll be on the stat sheet. The only stat that matters is winning and losing, and right now we’re not making the critical plays to win games and it’s got to be corrected soon. Injury-wise there is nothing to report.” On Carson Palmer playing better when he’s not under pressure:“I thought he played great. The last interception, he just had to throw the damn thing somewhere.”On Patrick Peterson’s knee:“It’s sore. There is nothing structurally damaged. So we’ll see how it goes.”On David Johnson’s hand:“He just dislocated a finger. It’s OK.” – / 24 On if he’s surprised that players are still not doing their job:“I’m very surprised. We’ve been talking about it for four weeks and the veterans obviously haven’t done anything about it, so maybe young guys will step up and make the opportunity they need.”On what corrections can be made that have not already been tried:“Biggest thing is to catch the ball. Me, personally, I don’t think there is anything, because we’ve been in position – after reviewing it, you always start with the coaching. Why we weren’t as physical as I thought we should’ve been is a question, because we did not hit last week, but we need to be more physical. The penalties, they are what they are. A.Q. Shipley got a huge holding penalty when he could’ve just blocked the guy. Just block him; you don’t throw him on the ground. That’s an 18-yard run and we are off and running again, and those are the kind of silly mistakes we have to stop.”On why the great preparation and practice hasn’t carried over to the games:“I would probably make a million if I could answer that because I could sell it to a bunch of coaches. I don’t know because preparation is usually the key to success, and we have had a month of great practices, preparation, guys pass tests. They do everything that they are asked to do. But it’s not translating on those four or five plays. It is throughout the game, and right now we’ve got ourselves behind the eight ball in the fourth quarter having to throw, and our offensive line cannot handle that.” 0 Comments   Share   On if he senses that there is a lack of intensity or urgency:“No. I would say that if we were having poor practices. I think if anything it’s the reverse of trying too hard, pressing, trying, especially defensively, trying to make a play. Offensively, it is just a matter of throwing it and catching it. But, then when you get behind you have to protect your quarterback better.”On his thoughts on the offensive line:“I thought for three quarters they were very, very good for their first start out. D.J. (Humphries) played extremely well. I think both the right side guys, (Ulrick) John – that’s probably the first time John has played a game since Georgia State — I thought they got tired. I thought Ulrick got tired and John Wetzel got tired and it showed up out there, so we have to do something about that.”On if he is going to stick with the same offensive line:“Yes.”On if D.J. Humphries at left tackle is something he would consider long term:“We’ll just see how that goes.”On what the biggest problems on defense were:“It was a combination. The two screen passes were just getting them turned back inside — fundamentals, get it turned back inside and guys getting there. We turned the one back inside and missed the tackle, and the other we do not get it turned back inside and let it outside. The last run for a touchdown, there shouldn’t have been anywhere to go. We pushed the whole side back, and the running back made a great cut outside and Junk (Markus Golden) just lost contain.”last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterThe world’s elite travellers have a new secret hideaway to call home in Dubai, with the launch of Desert Palm PER AQUUM‘s Villa LAYALI.The just-unveiled villa takes Arabian luxury into strikingly imaginative territory. Villa LAYALI welcomes guests to a world where designer geometries and sensory pleasures await behind closed doors and patterns of light shift across courtyard walls and panes of water. The three-bedroom 845-square-metre villa hides amongst tall palm trees in a location some jet-setters will recognise as the site of the hotel’s original royal villa. The property’s original award-winning designer Isabelle Miaja brings her artistry to the new Villa LAYALI, evoking the Arabian avant-garde aesthetic that has set Desert Palm PER AQUUM apart since its opening in 2008.Just 15 minutes from the spires of Downtown Dubai, Desert Palm PER AQUUM is one of the UAE’s better-kept secrets. The verdant resort hotel feels a world away from the urban energy and bustle. Set in a 6.4-hectare polo estate, nature prevails and sophisticated design attracts the discerning. Travellers and in-the-know locals lounge amidst the peaceful grounds and rarefied surrounds. Guests arrive via a private entrance, strolling a Jordanian stone pathway adorned by water features and manicured hedges.The large courtyard evokes the sanctuary of a modern riad. Mashrabiya screens over the pool and all around the walls of the courtyard cast intricate shadows onto the pool blue and courtyard’s white tiled expanse. Across the courtyard, the glass-enclosed Great Room entreats with its solid oak floor, private palm enclave, elevated terrace and impressive views of the championship polo field. The long oval marble table of the dining area sets a chic tableau, perfect for dinners created by a private chef.During Dubai’s October to April polo season, the equestrian action takes place just metres from the villa. Its guests enjoy a VIP viewing platform from the Great Room’s balcony. Luxury on Reserve Villa LAYALI guests enjoy complimentary limousine transfer on airport arrival and departure, 24-hour stays (subject to availability), priority reservations for fine dining restaurant RARE and the acclaimed treatments at LIME Spa, as well as a private six-seat buggy for their own use to traverse the estate. Upon booking Villa LAYALI, guests are contacted to select the wines and Champagnes they desire to have stocked in their private wine fridge, to prepare any personalised luxuries and to pre-book butler service and other exclusive on-request indulgences.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

December 18 2018  Help us publish the 50th Annive

first_imgDecember 18, 2018 Help us publish the 50th Anniversary edition of Arcology: City in the Image of Man2019 is a significant year for the Cosanti Foundation. We will kick off the 50th Anniversary of Arcosanti, culminating in several events throughout 2020. An important part of that celebration is publishing a new edition of Arcology: The City in the Image of Man, originally released by MIT Press in 1969. This is the book that started it all!Arcology: The City in the Image of Man is legendary among scholars, architects, artists, and librarians around the world. It established Soleri as one of the most innovative minds of our time, and inspired over 8,000 volunteers to dedicate their time to building Arcosanti. The concept of Arcology is illustrated with outstanding graphics that place Paolo Soleri alongside such visionary artists as Piranesi, Boullée, and Ledoux.The most current edition of Arcology, published in 2006, is now out of print and not available for purchase. In 2019, Cosanti Press will publish the 50th Anniversary edition of this seminal work so it can continue to inspire and influence students, scholars, and visitors to Arcosanti for many more years to come.But we can’t do this without your help! The Cosanti Foundation is a charitable nonprofit, and relies upon the generosity of its supporters to do our work. In order to publish Arcology: The City in the Image of Man, we need your support! Your contribution to this campaign will guarantee that we can continue empowering the world to imagine a more sustainable and connected future for our urban environments.Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be a part of Arcosanti’s history and continued legacy!last_img read more

Privatesector deposits in Cypriot banks slide in July ECB

first_imgConsumers and companies continued to withdraw deposits from banks in Cyprus in July, where big account holders in the two largest lenders were forced to take a hit as part of an international bailout.Private-sector deposits fell by 2.4 per cent to €36.7 billion after a 7.6 per cent fall in June, European Central Bank data showed on Wednesday.They had peaked at €50.5 billion in May of last year.Banks on the island were shut for nearly two weeks in March after Cyprus agreed a 10-billion-euro bailout, which forced major depositors to pay part of the cost of the rescue.Capital controls are still in place on the island, with limits on how much people can transfer from their accounts.Cyprus is gradually easing the controls.The data showed that deposits in another southern European country mired in the debt crisis remained relatively stable.Private sector deposits fell by 2.3 per cent in Spain in July and 1.0 per cent in Italy. In Greece and Portugal, deposits remained stable.Monthly fluctuations in the figures are common, though sharp consecutive drops in countries with stable banking systems are unusual.The data, which are for all currencies combined, are not seasonally adjusted and differ slightly from national central bank figures. They exclude deposits from central government and banks. (Reuters)You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndodiscoverytheword.comGrandma Thinks She Has 3 Cats Until Grandson Notices Thisdiscoverytheword.comUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Households cut electricity consumption by 14 per cent in 2013

first_imgBy George PsyllidesOVERALL electricity sales dropped 10.7 per cent year-on-year in 2013 because of the economic crisis, the chairman of the state company EAC said on Tuesday.Othon Theodooulou said revenues fell €169.7 million or 17.6 per cent as demand fell, and prices were cut by the regulator.He was speaking during the presentation of the EAC’s annual report where Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis announced that consumers should expect a reduction in electricity bills in the coming months. He did not elaborate.Reporters at the news conference heard that the EAC’s surplus for 2013 fell by 5.8 per cent, from €77.5 million to €73 million.“The amount of €73.0 million is a very small return on the capital employed. At the same time, this amount is not available for other purposes, given that the financial statements… take into account revenue (including “uncollected income”) and operating expenses for the year, depreciation of assets, interest on loans and tax but they do not include an organisation’s finance and investment transactions,” said Theodoolou. In 2013, the EAC’s loan repayments amounted to €46 million.During 2013, households recorded the biggest reduction in electricity consumption with 14.1 per cent, followed by businesses, 9.9 per cent, and industry, 7.9 per cent, though the number of consumers showed a slight increase of 0.2 per cent from 548,500 to 549,400. The EAC’s fuel cost fell by 24.7 per cent year-on-year in 2013 as a result of a reduction in the price of liquid fuels, lower electricity generation, and a fall in the amount of fuel consumed.Of EAC’s total expenses of €797.9 million, some €525 million, or 65.9 per cent, was spent on fuel and energy purchases.“This shows that dependence on oil is EAC’s biggest problem,” the chairman said.According to the EAC’s General Manager Stelios Stylianou said the cost of fuel for the year represented more than 60 per cent of EAC’s total expenses.“This percentage reflects, on one hand, the Authority’s and the country’s long-term dependence on international oil prices and, on the other, the necessity of finding an alternative cheaper fuel for electricity generation and, at the same time, of cultivating energy awareness,” he said.Theodoulou said that following the onset of the crisis in March 2013, the number of unpaid electricity bills had increased “significantly and to a worrying degree”.In June 2014, in an effort to deal with the problem, EAC adopted a new debt management policy, based on which arrangements are made to facilitate the settlement of accumulated unpaid bills in instalments on which annual interest of 4.5 per cent is payable. The arrangements for vulnerable groups is not subject to any interest, he said. Unpaid bills were this year said to be close to €50 million.In addition to immediate actions taken to address its financial problem, the EAC was trying to streamline its organisational structure with the aim of achieving a substantial reduction in personnel cost, Theodoulou said.The organisation has drafted a voluntary exit scheme, based on an actuarial study, which will reduce the number of personnel to the requirements of the new organisational structure.Through targeted measures, the authority managed to cut expenses by 15 per cent in 2013 and keep it going through 2014.In response to instructions from the finance ministry, the EAC cut all allowances by 15 per cent on April 1, 2013 and reduced them further in October following an agreement with the unions,“In certain instances, the agreement provides for the abolition or postponement or restrictions to those eligible for allowances,” the chairman said. The reductions also apply to 2014.Lakkotrypis commended the EAC for succeeding to cut operational costs by 26.4 per cent and personnel by 4.5 per cent with a further departure of 109 staff on the cards as part of the voluntary exit scheme.“Despite this, the effort for further structural reforms must continue,” Lakkotrypis said, also referring to the privatisation of the EAC, which is a condition of the island’s bailout terms. He assured EAC staff that “despite widespread scaremongering” the existing legal framework enshrined their rights and benefits.“It is clear that in order to bring about a reduction in the cost of electricity, we need to take action at multiple levels,” said the minister.Competition, he said, would attract new participants to the market, giving significant momentum in the economy by creating new jobs, introducing innovative ideas and technologies in the field of energy and enabling the provision of new services and products to the consumer.“The introduction of natural gas at attractive prices will diversify our energy mix, reducing the overall cost and contributing positively to the achievement of environmental goals,” Lakkotrypis said.Another factor which would contribute, under certain conditions, to reducing the price of electricity was the promotion of electricity from Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and especially photovoltaic systems.He said his ministry in cooperation with the EAC had commissioned a from the International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA on the optimal penetration of RES in the energy marker in Cyprus.The results of the study were expected later this month, Lakkotrypis said, and would feed a more detailed study regarding the technical capabilities of the network for further penetration of RES. This would be done in collaboration with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.“These two studies will contribute to a long term energy policy in Cyprus by 2030 and the revision of the National Action Plan for RES,” he said.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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"These things are clear – one," a place where Tesla engineers go when they cant hack it at Musks company. the late-night host weighed in on the emotional hearing which saw Dr Ford detail her allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school before Kavanaugh vehemently denied her claims “Brett Kavanaugh sat down and delivered an impassioned 45-minute speech delivered like a frat out of hell” Kimmel said “If you watched the testimony you know he was loud he was angry he was tearful I haven’t seen this much crying and yelling since the Cubs won the world series And whether or not he’s guilty of sexual assault one thing we know for sure is that Brett Kavanaugh is the world’s worst celebrity spokesperson for beer” What followed was a compilation of every time Kavanaugh mentioned beer during his testimony Kimmel also addressed a tweet that Donald Trump Jr posted in which he questioned Dr Ford’s fear of flying “Im no psychology professor but it does seem weird to me that someone could have a selective fear of flying” Trump Jr wrote “Cant do it to testify but for vacation well its not a problem at all” Im no psychology professor but it does seem weird to me that someone could have a selective fear of flying Cant do it to testify but for vacation well its not a problem at all Donald Trump Jr (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 27 2018 “I agree you’re not a psychology professor” Kimmel said “You are a dull-witted human canker sore” Watch the full clip below Write to Megan McCluskey at meganmccluskey@timeinccomIDEAS Eliana Dockterman is a staff writer for TIME in New York City For as long as she’s been in the public’s eye Lena Dunham has been an outspoken advocate for Planned Parenthood While she’s used her star power to campaign for Hillary Clinton and fight for women’s rights she also recently came under fire for a joke about wishing she’d had an abortion for which she later apologized The backlash hasn’t dissuaded her from continuing to help the organization This week she released a video she produced on the organization’s history and a t-shirt she designed to raise money for the organization “I recognize that Im not everybodys cup of tea but I could be as poised and well-spoken as Princess Diana and if this were my belief system I would still be receiving threatening messages” she tells TIME The animated film released for the organization’s 100th birthday is narrated by Meryl Streep Jennifer Lawrence Gina Rodriguez Mindy Kaling America Ferrera Constance Wu Amy Schumer Hari Nef Andrew Rannells Sasheer Zamata Tessa Thompson and Dunham herself The film was co-produced by Natalie Berkus animated by Kirsten Lepore and written by Alex Ronan TIME spoke to the Girls creator about her advocacy and the role of feminism in today’s culture TIME: I think a lot of women assumed the fight for reproductive rights was over that there was no chance Roe v Wade might be overturned and the election was a wake-up call What was your reaction Dunham: Its challenging My mother fought for reproductive freedom It’s still one of her life’s great passions She was part of a group called Womens Action Coalition in downtown New York that traveled to health care clinics around the state and made sure to escort and protect the women who were entering and keep them safe from protesters who could at times become violent So to realize that were actually facing steeper odds now in 2017 than we were in 1991 when my mother and her friends were making those pilgrimages is a very painful reality but we cant live in a state of shock and awe I think the most powerful thing we can do is reject apathy and raise our voices and engage with people who disagree with us and let young women specifically know that they do have a say in whether or not their healthcare is taken away from them Why did you and your collaborators think that it was important to talk about the history of Planned Parenthood Theres so much misinformation traveling around about what Planned Parenthood is why it was formed and what it does Abortion services are 3% of the work that Planned Parenthood does and theyve been responsible for the improvement of so many womens lives And also to really face head-on the controversy that exists around Margaret Sanger as the founder because very often people who have partial information like to use the less savory parts of Margaret Sangers legacy to dismiss Planned Parenthood as a whole Its 100 years later and thats no longer an acceptable way to interact with this essential organization who has completely distanced itself from the problematic views that Margaret Sanger held and have only held onto the belief that women have to have ownership and control over their own bodies and health You mentioned wanting to engage with people who dont necessarily hold the same beliefs as you Theres been some debate about whether an anti-abortion feminist group ought to be involved in the Womens March during the inauguration Do you have thoughts on whether you can be both anti-abortion and a feminist I never have an interest in defining any other womans feminism for them but I do think its very important to remember feminism is a set of political beliefs born out of the idea that women should have certain essential rights whether its the right to vote the right to own property or the right to make decisions about their own bodies I also think a big part of feminism is making room for other women to make choices you dont necessarily agree with I have no problem sitting down with someone who feels that abortion is not something that they would personally be able to go through with I do think that when you step into the territory of trying to limit and control other womens bodies to me thats not a feminist act The rhetoric around this conversation can be so charged You ran into this language problem when you got blowback for a comment about abortion that you made and later apologized for Do you ever worry that when youre representing an issue you will polarize people I think that the idea that people are going to state their opinions perfectly the first time is just an unrealistic expectation thats placed not just on public figures but on everyone It’s important to be able to educate yourself and take in new information And the fact is Planned Parenthood is a polarizing issue It shouldnt be but it is So there isnt going to be a perfect face of Planned Parenthood because of the amount of people in America who simply dont believe that women should have ownership and control over their own bodies I recognize that Im not everybodys cup of tea but I could be as poised and well spoken as Princess Diana and if this were my belief system I would still be receiving threatening messages on the Internet Do I want to learn to speak better and more concisely and more appropriately about every single aspect of reproductive freedom Of course Do I think that there will ever be a perfect advocate of reproductive freedom There cant be You’ve had a major impact on the culture through Girls your book your newsletter Lenny and you’ve used that platform to campaign for Hillary Clinton and talk about politics At what point in your career did you decide to leverage your fame to talk about these issues Theres politics inherent in the show because theres politics inherent in womens lives but we really dont think about it as a place to espouse our political beliefs Weve obviously tackled topics that are considered by some to be controversial But weve never come at it thinking “This is going to be our way to convince people to come over to our side of the aisle” But I did realize in the 2012 election that I did have an audience of young people who were engaged and empowered but who werent necessarily voting And it was actually encouragement from my writing partner Jenni Konner saying you might as well advocate for the things you strongly believe in To me thats the only thing that gives meaning to 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