Art

Cellist turns locked-down museums into backdrop for 'healing art'

Cellist turns locked-down museums into backdrop for 'healing art'

- The pandemic has seen the cancellation of many live music performances, but one French-Belgian cellist isn't letting it get in the way of sharing her art. - Camille Thomas has been filming herself performing in empty museums around Paris and sharing the videos on the internet. - During France's lockdown, she's performed at the Palace of Versailles and the Institute of the Arab World, both shut due to the COVID-19. It’s an ideal pairing for ... Full story

Education

AWS expands startup assistance program – TechCrunch

AWS expands startup assistance program – TechCrunch

Last year, AWS launched the APN Global Startup Program , which is sort of AWS’s answer to an incubator for mid-to-late stage startups deeply involved with AWS technology. This year, the company wants to expand that offering, and today it announced some updates to the program at the Partner keynote today at AWS re:Invent. While startups technically have to pay a $2500 fee if they are accepted to the program, AWS typically refunds that fee, says ... Full story

Economics

Above the Law | Unisex Hoodie

Above the Law | Unisex Hoodie

This comfy unisex hoodie has a soft outside with a vibrant print, and an even softer brushed fleece inside. The hoodie has a relaxed fit, and it's perfect for wrapping yourself into on a chilly evening. • 70% polyester, 27% cotton, 3% elastane. • Fabric weight: 8.85 oz/yd² (300 g/m²). • Soft cotton-feel fabric face. • Brushed fleece fabric inside. • Double-lined hood with design on both sides. • Unisex style. • Overlock seams. • Comes with ... Full story

Entertainment

The Bad Habit That Even Productive People Keep Falling Into

The Bad Habit That Even Productive People Keep Falling Into

IT’S PREVENTING YOU FROM BECOMING TRULY EFFECTIVE Photo: Glenn Carstens-Peters/Unsplash. fter managing large teams across Google for many years, and now, as an investor, having the chance to observe dozens of highly effective startups, I’ve seen there is one major difference between people who are “just” productive and those who are truly effective: knowing how to prioritize. My own relationship with prioritization is a perpetua ... Full story

Health

How Can We Build a Disability-Inclusive Society in Nigeria? | BellaNaija

How Can We Build a Disability-Inclusive Society in Nigeria? | BellaNaija

Breathing, blinking, yawning, walking, grabbing items as we move, talking — things are conventional for many of us; we do not think too much of them, neither do we pause to imagine how different life would be if we couldn’t do the normal things we do. Of the over 200 million people living in Nigeria, 36 million live with disabilities . This is over one-fourth of our population. For these people, living a ‘normal’ or well-functional life is ... Full story

Law

Macron 'shocked' at beating of black man by Paris police officers

Macron 'shocked' at beating of black man by Paris police officers

Macron 'shocked' at beating of black man by Paris police officers - BBC News - - - - - sign-incaret-downsearchnolistlistdurationsharenolinkplayplaydurationdurationdurationplayplaymobile-smartmicrophonenewsletteremail Full story

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Politics

Google’s co-lead of Ethical AI team says she was fired for sending an email – TechCrunch

Google’s co-lead of Ethical AI team says she was fired for sending an email – TechCrunch

Timnit Gebru, a leading researcher and voice in the field of ethics and artificial intelligence, says Google fired her for an email she sent to her direct reports. According to Gebru, Google fired her because of an email she sent to subordinates that the company said reflected “behavior that is inconsistent with the expectations of a Google manager.”. Gebru, the co-leader of Google Ethical Artificial Intelligence team, took to Twitter last ... Full story

Sport

Blackpink Named Variety Hitmakers' Group of the Year - Variety

Blackpink Named Variety Hitmakers' Group of the Year - Variety

Variety’s Hitmakers Group of the Year, Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and Lisa — better known as Blackpink, broke big in the U.S. this year thanks to a high-profile Netflix documentary, “Light Up the Sk… Full story

Technology

Twitter finally shuts down its abandoned prototype app twttr – TechCrunch

Twitter finally shuts down its abandoned prototype app twttr – TechCrunch

Twitter is shutting down its experimental app twttr, which the company had used publicly prototype new features back in 2019. The app was first introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2019, then launched to testers that March. Its primary focus had been on trying out new designs for threaded conversations, including things like how to branch replies, apply labels and color-code responses, among other things. Some of those tests ... Full story