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Advice to Young Actors
Michael York, OBE is an English actor. An early career with the National Youth Theater, Oxford University Dramatic Society, and University College Players led him to the National Theater in London. After acclaimed roles in Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (1968), Cabaret (1972) and Jesus of Nazareth (1977), he is more recently known among mainstream audiences for his role as Basil Exposition in the Austin Powers series of comedy films. Classically trained, Michael York wrote a handbook "A Shakespearean Actor Prepares."
You know, I've been luck because I've been working. And I think that's the only reward. You know, we get these wonderful little gold statues and this and that and other awards and you know, it's basically a shop window for the profession we are all, you know, we're better off for it. But basically the only reward, is to be allowed to carry on your profession. I remember I worked for the great Billy Wilder, this creative genius of American film, in a film that was very hard for him to put together. It was called "Fedora," you know. You would think that producers would line up offering you know, him one film after another to do. But no, it was hard you know, to raise the money. And then afterwards, you know, he won the rewards-- the awards started coming in whatever. I remember he said, you know, "This is-- what I'd really would like to have given me, is another movie." But everyone, you know, makes their own career. There's no structure. There's no path through the jungle. You don't do this to do that. You just you know, the advice I was given starting out I think is good advice. And it was to believe in yourself and your ability to succeed because you're going to enter a profession where lots of people are not going to believe in you. They're going to reject you and they're often wrong, you know, as it turns out. So you have to have this firm core of belief that one day you're going to succeed. And the terrible thing is, that sometimes this breakthrough happens much later in life. I was unbelievably lucky that it happened earlier on in my career. You know, one thing led to another. Other people have to wait. But it's-- I think it can be a you know, it can be a most wonderful profession as you know, an interpreter of mankind to be able to get behind the words, words, words that lie dead on a page, breathe life into them and so that people respond to the you know, the beauty of the words’ insights and the words in a much more powerful way than maybe they can get from just reading. And I think that's the other thing, you know, that we've always had this ability to sit in audience among your fellow man and create this unique experience of reacting you know, with actors on the stage. I just hope this experience will continue. I know that we are in this highly electronic age and everything is downloaded and it comes to you directly on your, you know, on your screen or on your watch or your phone, that we are not going to lose this wonderful thing of being in a society, of sitting in a communal experience and sharing you know whatever is happening.
There is no path through the jungle - everyone makes their own career, says York.
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Health officials in China reported that a man was infected with bubonic plague, the infectious disease that caused the Black Death.
- The case was reported in the city of Bayannur, which has issued a level-three plague prevention warning.
- Modern antibiotics can effectively treat bubonic plague, which spreads mainly by fleas.
- Chinese health officials are also monitoring a newly discovered type of swine flu that has the potential to develop into a pandemic virus.
Bacteria under microscope
needpix.com<p>Today, bubonic plague can be treated effectively with antibiotics.</p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"Unlike in the 14th century, we now have an understanding of how this disease is transmitted," Dr. Shanthi Kappagoda, an infectious disease physician at Stanford Health Care, told <a href="https://www.healthline.com/health-news/seriously-dont-worry-about-the-plague#Heres-how-the-plague-spreads" target="_blank">Healthline</a>. "We know how to prevent it — avoid handling sick or dead animals in areas where there is transmission. We are also able to treat patients who are infected with effective antibiotics, and can give antibiotics to people who may have been exposed to the bacteria [and] prevent them [from] getting sick."</p>
This plague patient is displaying a swollen, ruptured inguinal lymph node, or buboe.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention<p>Still, hundreds of people develop bubonic plague every year. In the U.S., a handful of cases occur annually, particularly in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado, <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/plague/faq/index.html" target="_blank">where habitats allow the bacteria to spread more easily among wild rodent populations</a>. But these cases are very rare, mainly because you need to be in close contact with rodents in order to get infected. And though plague can spread from human to human, this <a href="https://www.healthline.com/health-news/seriously-dont-worry-about-the-plague#Heres-how-the-plague-spreads" target="_blank">only occurs with pneumonic plague</a>, and transmission is also rare.</p>
A new swine flu in China<p>Last week, researchers in China also reported another public health concern: a new virus that has "all the essential hallmarks" of a pandemic virus.<br></p><p>In a paper published in the <a href="https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/06/23/1921186117" target="_blank">Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</a>, researchers say the virus was discovered in pigs in China, and it descended from the H1N1 virus, commonly called "swine flu." That virus was able to transmit from human to human, and it killed an estimated 151,700 to 575,400 people worldwide from 2009 to 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</p>There's no evidence showing that the new virus can spread from person to person. But the researchers did find that 10 percent of swine workers had been infected by the virus, called G4 reassortant EA H1N1. This level of infectivity raises concerns, because it "greatly enhances the opportunity for virus adaptation in humans and raises concerns for the possible generation of pandemic viruses," the researchers wrote.
The word "learning" opens up space for more people, places, and ideas.
- The terms 'education' and 'learning' are often used interchangeably, but there is a cultural connotation to the former that can be limiting. Education naturally links to schooling, which is only one form of learning.
- Gregg Behr, founder and co-chair of Remake Learning, believes that this small word shift opens up the possibilities in terms of how and where learning can happen. It also becomes a more inclusive practice, welcoming in a larger, more diverse group of thinkers.
- Post-COVID, the way we think about what learning looks like will inevitably change, so it's crucial to adjust and begin building the necessary support systems today.
Scientists uncovered the secrets of what drove some of the world's last remaining woolly mammoths to extinction.
Every summer, children on the Alaskan island of St Paul cool down in Lake Hill, a crater lake in an extinct volcano – unaware of the mysteries that lie beneath.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought out the perception of selfishness among many.
- Selfish behavior has been analyzed by philosophers and psychologists for centuries.
- New research shows people may be wired for altruistic behavior and get more benefits from it.
- Times of crisis tend to increase self-centered acts.