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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Leaked memo: Verily is suspending spot bonuses through 2020 and redirecting the money to diversity and inclusion programs (Zoe Schiffer/The Verge)

Zoe Schiffer / The Verge: Leaked memo: Verily is suspending spot bonuses through 2020 and redirecting the money to diversity and inclusion programs  —  The move frustrated employees who said it implied the initiatives aren’t worthy of their own investment  —  Verily Life Sciences, the Alphabet-owned healthcare company … Source …

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Cloud computing blockchain startup Dfinity opens platform to outside devs, debuts a decentralized TikTok-like service, CanCan, written in under 1K lines of code (Sebastian Sinclair/CoinDesk)

Sebastian Sinclair / CoinDesk: Cloud computing blockchain startup Dfinity opens platform to outside devs, debuts a decentralized TikTok-like service, CanCan, written in under 1K lines of code  —  Decentralized cloud computing startup Dfinity has announced its “Internet Computer” is now open to third-party developers. Source link

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Cuts to the Arts Help Philadelphia Address Huge Budget Gap

PHILADELPHIA — Across the country, cultural organizations have been hard hit by the economic fallout from the pandemic, but the impact has been felt particularly hard here where the city has eliminated its funding for two institutions, reduced it for others and completely shuttered its Office of Arts, Culture and …

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FedEx Reports Better-Than-Expected Revenue as Residential Deliveries Surge

FedEx Corp. said Christmas-like levels of online shopping boosted its business, and it is seeing tentative signs that the global economy is recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. The delivery giant also experienced a jump in international cargo during the fiscal fourth quarter, helping to offset the significant decline in commercial …

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SpaceX Satellite Launch Marks U.S. Military Embrace of Reusable Rockets

Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully blasted a U.S. Space Force satellite into orbit and then recovered the main portion of the Falcon 9 rocket, in the first military mission incorporating the reusable feature which has become a hallmark of the company’s commercial and civilian government launches. The launch of the Global …

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Security Law, Russian Bounties, Huawei: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the latest on the Hong Kong security law, new findings in possible Russian bounties and a reversal in U.S. reopenings as coronavirus cases rise. What we know about the Hong Kong security law The new national …

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Explosion in Iran Kills 19, State TV Says

TEHRAN, Iran — An explosion from a gas leak in a medical clinic in northern Tehran killed 19 people, Iranian state TV reported Tuesday. Authorities initially said 13 people were dead, but Jalal Maleki, a spokesman for the Tehran Fire Department, later told state TV that the toll had risen …

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Vice President Mike Pence discloses donors who helped pay nearly $500K in legal bills from Mueller investigation

WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence received nearly $500,000 from a dozen contributors to pay his legal bills from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, according to his annual financial disclosure report that was released Tuesday. The biggest backers were Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon and the California couple Michael Hayde and Laura Khouri who develop …

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‘People like you getting shot.’ Miami man arrested after pointing gun, racist tirade.

Dwayne Wynn was over at his next-door neighbor’s house chatting about an alligator spotted in a nearby lake. Then, Wynn spotted something else: a red Jeep Cherokee pulling into his driveway, driven by a man delivering fliers to mailboxes. Wynn is Black. The man, Joseph Max Fucheck, is white. Within …

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'Trying to hit Sandy Koufax was like drinking coffee with a fork'

You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we’ll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history. ON THIS DATE IN 1962, Sandy Koufax threw his first no-hitter. He would finish with four no-hitters — only Nolan …

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How Messi stacks up among the 700-goal club

It’s been quite a week for Lionel Messi. The Barcelona superstar celebrated his 33rd birthday on June 24, then joined one of elite football’s most exclusive and illustrious clubs six days later when, against Atletico Madrid, the Argentina captain netted the 700th goal of his career. – Marcotti: Assessing Messi’s …

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‘Welcome to Chechnya’ Review: A Vital Indictment of Mass Persecution

Documenting a secretive and ongoing human rights atrocity, “Welcome to Chechnya” spotlights a network of courageous activists who smuggle L.G.B.T.Q. individuals out of Russia’s Chechnya region during what is widely viewed as an anti-gay purge. Tales of entrapment, abduction and torture unfold as evacuees settle briefly into a secret shelter …

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After #OscarsSoWhite, the Academy Meets Goal to Diversify Membership

In 2015, the Oscars handed all 20 of its acting nominations to white actors. The ensuing controversy, coined #OscarsSoWhite by the activist April Reign, was a blow to the reputation of Hollywood’s biggest awards ceremony — and in 2016, it happened again. After those back-to-back blunders cast a renewed spotlight …

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I Keep Seeing This One Type of Sandal Everywhere

Look, I know there are a lot of sandal styles to be excited about right now. There are the chunky (a continuation from last year’s iteration), the Velcro or “dad” and, the most 2020 of them all, the heeled flip-flop. But there’s another contender for coolest sandal style of the year: the rope. …

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Researchers found 25 Android apps, downloaded 2.3M+ times, stealing Facebook credentials through a phishing page overlay; Google has now removed them (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet: Researchers found 25 Android apps, downloaded 2.3M+ times, stealing Facebook credentials through a phishing page overlay; Google has now removed them  —  The malicious apps were downloaded more than 2.34 million times.  —  Google has removed this month 25 Android applications … Source link

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WWE suspends Joe Coffey, two referees released due to #SpeakingOut allegations

WWE has suspended Joe Coffey in the wake of allegations about him during the #SpeakingOut movement. The allegation against Coffey can be read in the tweet below that was sent by an anonymous person. We have another statement from another woman who would like to stay Anonymous. Joe Coffey, Travis …

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