The Congo isn’t Wright’s only current concern. In recent weeks she launched herself into Hollywood’s campaign for equal pay for equal work when she revealed that she threatened House of Cards producers with public exposure when she discovered that co-star Kevin Spacey received $500,000 per episode in 2014 while Wright was paid $420,000 per episode in 2015. “I was like, ‘You better pay me or I’m going to go public,’” Wright said last week at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York. “And they did.” Wright later explained she’d seen statistics showing that her character was more popular than Spacey’s for a period of time. “So I capitalised on it.” … [Read more...] about Robin Wright: A-lister who’s playing for high stakes off screen
San diego air duct cleaning
It's thanks to Penn, then, that I could stroll down Castro Street last February and find myself mesmerised by a 1970s version of my own city. Real estate offices advertised houses for sale for $40,000. Gas prices were laughable. An Aquarius Record Store packed its windows with vinyl records and acid-rock posters. The Castro cinema marquee, restored to full-colour brilliance, touted The Poseidon Adventure. And Harvey Milk's fabled Castro Camera shop was there again, popping up in the middle of the block like an apparition. Oddly, what stopped me short was the sight of flyers stapled to the walls: pre-computer graphics, stark and simple, typewriter fonts mixed with hand-drawn headlines and illustrations, churned out by offset presses on coloured stock, breathlessly announcing the next Gay Liberation meeting. Typefont as time machine? Somehow, yes. … [Read more...] about Ghosts of a vanished world
Another dreary day. I'm finding the nine-hour time difference between us and home increasingly hard. We have to stay up until 2am to speak to family, and it's hard to catch up on sleep in the day with the endless tannoy announcements and knocks on the door. … [Read more...] about Prisoners of the plague cruise: British couple’s hellish coronavirus diaries reveal how a £7,000 holiday of a lifetime became 17 days stranded at sea in a windowless cabin and washing clothes in a sink
WHICH COUNTRIES WERE QUICKER THAN THE UK TO EVACUATE CITIZENS STUCK ON THE CRUISE? UK: The UK government is in the process of planning an evacuation flight for around 70 citizens on board. The flight is expected to take off tomorrow (February 22) from Tokyo after being delayed by a day. … [Read more...] about Home at last… but straight to quarantine: British and Irish evacuees flash OK and heart signs as they arrive at Arrowe Park Hospital for two-week containment ordeal after 20-day hell on Diamond Princess plague ship
Sales of all bagged traditional house coal (through retailers, supermarkets and DIY stores) will be phased out by February 2021 Loose coal sold direct to customers via approved coal merchants will end by February 2023 Sales of wet wood in units of under two cubic metres (such as at DIY stores and garden centres) will be restricted from sale from February 2021 Wet wood sold in larger volumes will need to be sold with advice on how to dry it before burning from this date Manufacturers of solid fuels will also need to show their products have a very low sulphur content and only emit a small amount of smoke These regulations will apply in England only Wet logs produce high levels of smoke - releasing more than twice the amount of smoke emissions than from seasoned or dry wood. … [Read more...] about Wood burning stove ban – what are the new rules and what fuel can I burn?