The Good Fight star Nyambi Nyambi uses Headspace app to let it

first_img1:40 Nyambi Nyambi plays investigator Jay DiPersia on The Good Fight. Justin Stephens/CBS How we operate on social media can tell people a lot about us — and can be great fodder for drama.Nyambi Nyambi, who plays investigator Jay DiPersia in the legal and political drama The Good Fight, said that technology plays a huge part in his character’s work.”People put so much information about themselves and the community around them online that the digital imprint left behind can be clues into who they are at different moments in a day,” he said. “It seems like we are in a time where people are openly being transparent about their lives, but even if they are not, there’s a digital profile that will tell their story.”As a follow-up to the hit show The Good Wife, The Good Fight joined CBS All Access’ lineup in 2017. Its third season premieres Thursday. (Editors’ note: CBS is CNET’s parent company.)Nyambi, who describes DiPersia as a “moral compass,”  told CNET what to expect from season 3 of The Good Fight — and also shared a few of his favorite apps.”Fans can expect an explosive exploration into race, politics, gender equality, love, betrayal and more,” Nyambi said. “What I love about our show are the immense chances our writers take and how they push us actors to explore the deeper issues that plague our humanity and are incredibly relevant today.”Nyambi said he leaves online investigation to DiPersia, though. While he likes to use Google’s search engine, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and IMDb, he doesn’t dive too far into another person’s online presence unless it’s for a script.”Generally, I prefer knowing as little as possible so when it comes time for a face-to-face conversation, I’m pleasantly or unpleasantly surprised by what I learn and hopefully come away with a deeper experience,” Nyambi said. “Jay is the opposite. He will go in and know everything he can. Information is power. Jay shares what you need to know, not necessarily what you want to know.”Here’s more of our conversation:Q: What’s the one app that you use the most? Why?Nyambi: The one app I use the most is Headspace. I meditate daily to acknowledge the crazy and let it go.What’s the last app you downloaded? Why?The last app I downloaded was Filmic Pro. I just took a workshop on how to make documentaries and the class has got me excited to maximize the capabilities of my phone to tell cinematic stories.When you wake up in the morning, what are the first apps you look at? Why?The first apps I look at when I wake up in the morning depends on the alerts awaiting me overnight. It ranges from ESPN to The New York Times. When there are no alerts, emails or texts to open, the first app I’m on is Lumosity, playing brain games.If you could invent your own app, what would it do?If I could invent my own app, it would be something that not only allowed for digital readers to consume their favorite comics, but one that bridges the gap between that and their local community by incentivizing and encouraging these readers to connect with, regularly visit and support their local comic book store(s).If there was an app that could save civilization, what would it be?If there was an app that could save civilization, it would be Headspace because we simply don’t take the time to breathe deep and empathize.Are you an Android or Apple user? Why?I actually own both an Android and an Apple phone. Mobile Culture Mobile Apps Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment How does Star Trek: Discovery’s Spock compare to the… Tags 0last_img read more

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Royal wedding puts Britains housing crisis in spotlight

first_imgA police officer chats to fans of Britain`s Royal Familly in Windsor, Britain, May 17, 2018. Photo : ReutersWhen Britain’s Prince Harry carries his new bride over the threshold after their wedding on Saturday, it will be into a two-bedroom house that estate agents might euphemistically describe as “bijou”.Like many young couples squeezed for space as they grapple with Britain’s sky-high property prices, Harry, 33, and 36-year-old Meghan Markle will start married life in a small cottage – albeit one in the grounds of Kensington Palace.Nottingham Cottage is one of the smallest on the grand royal estate in central London, which is also home to Prince William and his wife and has housed much of the royal court since 1689.While few have relatives as wealthy as Harry’s grandmother, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, experts say more and more young people are having to rely on their parents to get onto the property ladder.”Today’s young people, millennials, are half as likely to own their own home at the age of 30 as baby boomers were in the past,” said Lindsay Judge, a senior research and policy analyst at British think-tank Resolution Foundation.”This is largely due to increased barriers to entry because of higher house prices, lower earnings growth and tighter credit availability – so they’ve got a triple whammy,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.Baby boomers are considered to be people born before the mid-1960s while millennials are those born between 1981 and 2000.In the 1980s and 1990s, it took the typical young household about three years to save for a deposit. Now it takes 19 years, according to a Resolution Foundation statistic that Judge called “shocking”.Over the last 20 years home ownership in Britain has plummeted among young adults, who have had to pay more toward pensions while bearing the brunt of weak wage growth since the financial crisis.Young people today are also likely to spend a high proportion of their income on rent, making it harder to save for a home deposit.HomelessnessThe rise in housing costs is a major cause of growing homelessness in Britain – an issue the royal wedding has helped to highlight.Earlier this year a local government leader triggered a public outcry when he called on police to remove rough sleepers from the picturesque town of Windsor, where the wedding will take place.Harry and Markle later named national homelessness charity Crisis as one of seven organisations selected to receive official wedding gift donations.”I think it’s a very clever way of Harry and Meghan making a statement without using words, as they’re not allowed to be seen to be political,” said Murphy James of Windsor Homeless Project, a local drop-in service.James said Windsor, an upmarket town in south-east England, had a very small homeless population of about 10-15 people at any given time.”Compared to other towns across the UK it’s small fry, but the way I look at it is if we have one person living on the streets then it’s a problem and it needs sorting,” he said.Crisis chief executive Jon Sparkes said the royal stamp of approval was already bringing in donations to the charity and would help highlight the problem.”The fact that the royal family has chosen to highlight this issue and Crisis particularly … is a massive opportunity to make sure the public understand what’s causing it and the fact that we can solve it,” he said.About 160,000 households are currently affected in Britain and rough sleeping is forecast to rise by 76 percent in the next decade unless the government steps in, Sparkes said.Homelessness does not just include rough sleeping but the many young people sofa-surfing or using temporary accommodation due to a lack of secure housing options, he added.Britain’s parliament last year passed the Homelessness Reduction Act, which sought to increase the obligations of local councils towards homeless people.The government has also set an ambitious target of building 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s.”Over the decades there’s been a lack of investment in truly affordable housing,” said Sparkes.”There clearly aren’t enough houses being built overall.”last_img
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PM Hasina condoles demise of Shusma Swaraj

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh HasinaPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday expressed deep condolence at the death of former Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.In a condolence message, Sheikh Hasina, who is now in London, also extended sympathy to the bereaved family members.“She (Sushma) was a good friend of Bangladesh. With her death Bangladesh has lost a good friend,” the Prime Minister said .Bangladesh will recall her contributions in taking the relationship between the two countries into a new height, PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim said quoting the prime minister as saying.last_img read more

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