Art

A pandemic nurse's love letter to New York

A pandemic nurse's love letter to New York

NEOSHO, Mo. (Reuters) - The coronavirus pandemic has restricted almost everyone’s freedoms in America but for Meghan Lindsey it has done the opposite. This is the freest she has ever felt. Traveling nurse Meghan Lindsey poses for a portrait in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton. Traveling to New York City at age 33 to work as a COVID-19 nurse was the first time that Meghan, a married mother of two, ... Full story

Education

We throw away 80% of our content ideas, and you should too – TechCrunch

We throw away 80% of our content ideas, and you should too – TechCrunch

We’ve talked a bit publicly about our ideation process , but to be honest, it’s constantly evolving. With every piece of content we create and promote, we gain a better understanding of what works and what doesn’t. But part of that process has always been allowing for the creative freedom to come up with ideas and then — and most importantly — kill your darlings if they don’t meet the criteria for a good idea. It’s not always easy; creativity ... Full story

Economics

Nissan plans to slash costs after first loss in 11 years

Nissan plans to slash costs after first loss in 11 years

TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co outlined a new plan on Thursday to become a smaller, more cost-efficient carmaker after the coronavirus pandemic exacerbated a slide in profitability that culminated in its first annual loss in 11 years. FILE PHOTO: Nissan Motor's logo is pictured at its headquarters in Yokohama, Japan February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon. Under a new four-year plan, the Japanese manufacturer will slash its production ... Full story

Entertainment

No screaming, please: Japan amusement parks issue new Covid-19 guidelines

No screaming, please: Japan amusement parks issue new Covid-19 guidelines

(CNN) — Thrill seekers in Japan will soon get to enjoy their favorite roller coasters again now that amusement parks around the country are reopening. But there's one request they might struggle with: No screaming. With Japan lifting the state of emergency this week, a group of major theme park operators has introduced a set of guidelines on how to ensure the safety of both guests and staff in the face of Covid-19. Theme parks in Japan have ... Full story

Health

Philippines confirms 539 new coronavirus cases, largest single-day increase

Philippines confirms 539 new coronavirus cases, largest single-day increase

FILE PHOTO: Repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs wait for provincial buses in a terminal after being allowed to go home following weeks of quarantine amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez. MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ health ministry on Thursday reported 17 more novel coronavirus deaths and 539 new infections, the largest number of ... Full story

Law

Facebook German privacy case referred to European Court

Facebook German privacy case referred to European Court

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German Federal Court on Thursday referred a lawsuit filed by a consumer protection watchdog alleging privacy violations by Facebook ( FB.O ) to the Court of Justice of the European Union to seek clarification on the applicable law. FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo. The long-running case, brought by the Federation of ... Full story

Living

Boeing job cuts start to hit nearly 13,000 workers

Boeing job cuts start to hit nearly 13,000 workers

Nearly 13,000 Boeing workers, mostly in the US, are set to lose their jobs in the coming weeks, as cuts at the American aerospace giant take effect. More layoffs are expected, some of which may affect the UK. The reductions had been expected since Boeing revealed plans last month to slash its global workforce by 10% - or roughly 16,000 jobs. "I wish there were some other way," chief executive Dave Calhoun wrote in an email to staff. Boeing has ... Full story

Politics

Go slowly on Hong Kong response - Reuters

Go slowly on Hong Kong response - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Business groups are urging U.S. President Donald Trump to go slowly in responding to Beijing’s planned imposition of new national security laws on Hong Kong, warning revoking the city’s special U.S. privileges will hurt the territory and its people. Anti-government demonstrators take part in a protest during a lunch time in Central, as a second reading of a controversial national anthem law takes place in Hong Kong, China ... Full story

Sport

'No evidence' reopening of Finland schools has spread virus faster

'No evidence' reopening of Finland schools has spread virus faster

FILE PHOTO: Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin arrives for the second day of a special European Council summit in Brussels, Belgium February 21, 2020, held to discuss the next long-term budget of the European Union. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo. (Reuters) - Finland has seen no evidence of the coronavirus spreading faster since schools started to reopen in the middle of May, the top health official said on Thursday. “The time has ... Full story

Technology

Greyparrot bags $2.2M seed to scale its AI for waste management – TechCrunch

Greyparrot bags $2.2M seed to scale its AI for waste management – TechCrunch

London-based Greyparrot , which uses computer vision AI to scale efficient processing of recycling, has bagged £1.825 million (~$2.2M) in seed funding, topping up the $1.2M in pre-seed funding it had raised previously. The latest round is led by early stage European industrial tech investor Speedinvest , with participation from UK-based early stage b2b investor, Force Over Mass . The 2019 founded startup — and TechCrunch Disrupt SF battlefield ... Full story