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Sarah Wayne Callies: ‘Council’ message is ‘We’re going to be OK’

Sarah Wayne Callies: ‘Council’ message is ‘We’re going to be OK’

Entertainment
NEW YORK, March 24 (UPI) -- Sarah Wayne Callies said she was ready for an uplifting project after years of starring in tension-charged thrillers like Prison Break and The Walking Dead. NBC's new family drama, which is based on Bruce Feiler's book, Council of Dads, offered Callies the change she was looking for. "I've put a lot of violence into the world with the content I've created, and there was a time when our world felt so safe that that kind of exploration had so much merit and it still does," Callies recently told UPI during a press junket in New York. But the actress is now, personally, at a place where almost all she watches is standup comedy. Professionally, she wants to tell stories about decent, everyday people trying to do the right thing. "Things are bleak and they are scary...
Going stir crazy? Then train like an astronaut, mimic space

Going stir crazy? Then train like an astronaut, mimic space

Technology
If you're feeling isolated at home, try training like an astronautBy MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace WriterMarch 20, 2020, 7:34 PM2 min readCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Isolated at home? Then train like an astronaut. That's the inspirational advice from a public engagement specialist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Astronaut wannabe Rachel Zimmerman-Brachman said Friday that isolation is a lot like astronaut training. So she came up with this positive message and launched it via Facebook on Thursday: “Attitude is everything: I'm on an adventure in a confined space with a small crew for a long duration mission, with occasional space walks and resupply missions. Sounds like astronaut training to me.” Zimmerman-Brachman, a longtime JPL employee with degrees in physics and
After virus scare, markets look to Fed rate policy to keep stock rally going

After virus scare, markets look to Fed rate policy to keep stock rally going

Finance
Traders work after the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on August 5, 2019 in New York City.JOHANNES EISELE / AFP / Getty ImagesWith stocks coming off their first losing week of the year, investors will be looking for the Federal Reserve to soothe markets by reaffirming its position that interest rates will be low for a long time into the future.The outbreak of the coronavirus in China in the past week took the steam out of a market that has been repeatedly rallying to new highs since December. The S&P 500 fell just about 1% for the week, amid fears the virus could lead to slower growth not only in China, but across the globe.Those concerns could continue to spook markets in the coming week, but stocks should be buffeted by the Fed's anticipated commitment to low rates...
‘I’m not going to be silenced’, vows TV presenter Flack

‘I’m not going to be silenced’, vows TV presenter Flack

Entertainment
TV presenter Caroline Flack has vowed not to be "silenced" after pleading not guilty to attacking her boyfriend Lewis Burton with a lamp.The 40-year-old, who hosted ITV's Love Island, revealed in an Instagram post that she had "been advised not to go on social media". But she added: "I wanted to say happy Christmas to everyone who has been so incredibly kind to me this year."This kind of scrutiny and speculation is a lot to take on for one person to take on their own."I'm a human being at the end of the day and I'm not going to be silenced when I have a story to tell and a life to keep going with. Advertisement "I'm taking some time out to get feeling better and learn some lessons from situations I've got m...
Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry: UN

Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry: UN

Health
A United Nations report says nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and to achieve a goal of zero hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food insecurity each monthBy ELAINE KURTENBACH Associated PressDecember 11, 2019, 8:31 AM4 min read Nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and eliminating hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food insecurity each month, according to a report released Wednesday by UN agencies. Data compiled by the United Nations show slow progress and even backsliding in the areas of child wasting and stunting and other problems related to malnutrition. Worsening inequality means that despite relatively fast economic growth, incomes in the region are not increasing fast enough to help ensure a...