Art

Famed Sculptor Dies of Natural Causes at 84 – ARTnews.com

Famed Sculptor Dies of Natural Causes at 84 – ARTnews.com

Christo , who with his wife and partner, Jeanne-Claude , used sculpture as a means to dramatically shift people’s understanding of iconic structures and sites, has died at 84. According to a statement released by the artist’s office, Christo died on May 31 of natural causes. “Christo lived his life to the fullest, not only dreaming up what seemed impossible but realizing it,” the statement reads. “Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s artwork brought ... Full story

Education

In the rush to bring students to campus, professors ask: What about us?

In the rush to bring students to campus, professors ask: What about us?

University officials said faculty were instrumental in creating the plan. But the tweet went mildly viral, fueling a mix of apocalyptic humor and comparisons with other schools, where professors have been asked to find teaching “buddies” or “successors” even as they reinvent the way they teach, face salary cuts and worry about layoffs. With drops in revenue and a barrage of new costs, schools across the country have faced heavy financial losses ... Full story

Economics

Venture firms rush to find ways to support Black founders and investors – TechCrunch

Venture firms rush to find ways to support Black founders and investors – TechCrunch

As protests against police brutality and economic manifestations of systemic racism in the U.S. continue, venture capital firms are joining the chorus of technology industry advocates lending their support to the cause. For the past three days, technology company executives and the investors who backed them have issued statements of support for the protests and the Black Lives Matter movement. Firms like Benchmark, Sequoia, Bessemer, Eniac ... Full story

Entertainment

Google is sued in U.S. for tracking users' 'private' internet browsing

Google is sued in U.S. for tracking users' 'private' internet browsing

FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Google logo is seen in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo. (Reuters) - Google was sued on Tuesday in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by tracking their internet use from browsers set in “private” browsing mode. The lawsuit seeks at least $5 billion, accusing the Alphabet Inc unit of ... Full story

Health

Red Cross Warns of a ‘Staggering’ Drop in Blood Supplies

Red Cross Warns of a ‘Staggering’ Drop in Blood Supplies

WASHINGTON — As protests and violence erupt in cities, the United States faces a new threat: The country is running out of blood. Several months of social distancing and stay-at-home orders have resulted in fewer people donating blood, according to health care workers, with collection drives at offices, schools and churches canceled en masse. For a while, the drop in donations was not critical because supply and demand fell in tandem as most ... Full story

Law

"George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, her mother, and their attorneys speak"

"George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, her mother, and their attorneys speak"

Reuters Top News: "George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, her mother, and their attorneys speak". -. -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

Living

Silence Is NOT An Option

Silence Is NOT An Option

All of us at Ben & Jerry’s are outraged about the murder of another Black person by Minneapolis police officers last week and the continued violent response by police against protestors. We have to speak out. We have to stand together with the victims of murder, marginalization, and repression because of their skin color, and with those who seek justice through protests across our country. We have to say his name: George Floyd. George Floyd was ... Full story

Politics

Barr personally ordered removal of protesters near White House, leading to use of force against largely peaceful crowd

Barr personally ordered removal of protesters near White House, leading to use of force against largely peaceful crowd

Secret Service officers then surrounded the area and created a protective zone for President Trump, who moments later crossed the street and made an appearance outside St. John’s Church. On Tuesday, however, federal officials offered conflicting reasons for the forcible removal of the protesters, seeking to separate the move from Trump’s visit to the church. The White House asserted that the crowd was dispersed to help enforce the city’s 7 p.m. ... Full story

Sport

India coronavirus: The man who survived 36 days on a ventilator

India coronavirus: The man who survived 36 days on a ventilator

Image caption Nitaidas Mukherjee is a well-known social worker in Kolkata. "He might not make it tonight. Things are suddenly looking very bad," Dr Saswati Sinha told a patient's wife on the phone as she drove back to her hospital through the deserted streets of the eastern Indian city of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). It was the night of 11 April. India was in the throes of a harsh lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The ... Full story

Technology

Canadian telcos tap Ericsson, Nokia for 5G equipment amid Huawei uncertainty

Canadian telcos tap Ericsson, Nokia for 5G equipment amid Huawei uncertainty

FILE PHOTO: A general view of an exterior of the Ericsson headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, January 24, 2020. TT News Agency/Fredrik Sandberg via REUTERS. (Reuters) - Bell Canada ( BCE.TO ) on Tuesday chose Sweden’s Ericsson ( ERICb.ST ) to be its 5G network equipment supplier, while smaller rival Telus Corp ( ) picked Ericsson and Finland’s Nokia Oyj ( NOKIA.HE ), with Huawei continuing to face an uncertain future in the country. The ... Full story