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Musk sets bitcoin a Herculean task
  + stars: | 2021-06-14 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk looks on as he visits the construction site of Tesla's gigafactory in Gruenheide, near Berlin, Germany, May 17, 2021. Tesla (TSLA.O) boss Elon Musk said on Sunday that his electric-car maker will allow customers to transact with bitcoin again when creating new coins becomes more climate-friendly read more . Tesla’s on-off relationship is a big driver of the crypto-asset’s value : Musk’s latest remarks sent it back above $40,000. So-called bitcoin miners use lashings of energy to generate a new coin every 10 minutes or so. The problem is bitcoin’s energy hunger is inbuilt.
Persons: Elon Musk, Tesla, bitcoin, John Foley, Philips Organizations: SpaceX, Cambridge University Locations: Gruenheide, Berlin, Germany, Virginia, Paris
Do not expect President Biden to call attention to the fact that his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in Geneva coincides with the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's disastrous Vienna Summit with Kremlin leader Nikita Khrushchev in June 1961. Wrote McFaul, "Putin has invested heavily in nuclear modernization, while the United States has not. At the same time, Russian-backed cyber and influence operations on the United States and other Western democracies have escalated. White House officials have gone to lengths to limit the time Biden and Putin will meet, and he will not engage Putin in a joint press conference afterward. Frederick Kempe is a best-selling author, prize-winning journalist and president & CEO of the Atlantic Council, one of the United States' most influential think tanks on global affairs.
Persons: John F, Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev, Biden, Vladimir Putin, Khrushchev, acquiescing, James, Scotty, Reston, Putin, Michael McFaul, Obama, Bashar al, Assad, Boris Johnson, Garry Kasparov, appeasing, Frederick Kempe Organizations: United States, U.S, Embassy, Wednesday, Cuban Missile, New York Times, Reston's New York Times, Warsaw, Foreign Affairs, NATO, British, Charter, European Union, Street, Atlantic Council, Wall Street, Twitter Locations: Soviet Union, Vienna, Austria, Geneva, Europe, Berlin, Cuban, East, West Berlin, United States, Soviet, Moscow, U.S, Reston's, China, Russia, Syria, Ukrainian, Russian
Recently, she spent a Friday night out at Bemelmans, the iconic bar at The Carlyle Hotel on the Upper East Side. In a city like New York, there's no shortage of neighborhood bars. And while everyone has their favorite, for me, Bemelman's Bar will always be emblematic of the quintessential New York City experience. According to Michalopoulos, Bemelmans is largely known for its gin drinks and martinis. It was named for a long time musician and entertainer at Bemelmans Bar, Chris Gillespie, who loved ginger, Michalopoulos told me.
Persons: Michelle Gross, Gross, Bemelman's, Carlyle, it's, Café Carlyle, John F, Kennedy, Judy Collins, Frank Sinatra, there's, Bemelmans, We've, Dimitrios Michalopoulos, Michalopoulos, Gillespie, Chris Gillespie Organizations: New, JFK, Hudson Manhattan Locations: New York, Bemelmans, New York City, New, York City, York, tuxedos
Archer’s flying taxi makes splashy debut in heated market
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The electric motors of flying taxi company Archer Aviation, are seen on one of the wings of their all-electric aircraft from inside a facility in Hawthorne, California, U.S. June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Mike BlakeArcher Aviation unveiled its first electric flying taxi “Maker” in a Tesla-style debut on Thursday as an increasing number of investors and aviation companies pile into the hot but yet-to-be-approved urban air mobility space. "Our real goal is to make a mass market transportation solution in and around cities," Adcock said. Asked about the approval process, the FAA said: "The FAA can certify new technologies such as eVTOLs through its existing regulations. Archer last week asked a California court to dismiss the lawsuit and courtersued Wisk for "false statements" regarding a separate criminal probe.
Persons: Mike Blake Archer, Kenny Taht, Archer, Brett Adcock, Adcock, John F, courtersued Organizations: Archer Aviation, REUTERS, Mike Blake Archer Aviation, Federal Aviation Administration, Reuters, Kennedy International, FAA, Boeing, Wisk, United Airlines, Thomson Locations: Hawthorne , California, U.S, Britain, Brazil, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Manhattan, California
Opinion | We Are Not Fated to Be Fanatics
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( Molly Worthen | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
She said that the discussions “could sometimes get uncomfortable” but that she was surprised by the honesty and mutual understanding participants expressed. I’m convinced — well, I’m trying to convince myself — that most Americans are like Ms. Lewis. It’s crucial to see that young Catholics and Protestants were not merely emissaries of inevitable generational change. “There’s this rise in wanting to be engaged politically, but also a rising awareness of the dangers of tribalism. A lot of my friends are trying to get back to something that defines their values other than politics.”
Persons: ” Alexis Lewis, , Ms, Lewis, , Michael Barbaro, I’m, , today’s, it’s heartening, John F, shouldn’t, Harold Ockenga, Young, Bill, ” Aberdeen Livingstone Organizations: Daily, Odessa High School, Democrats, Catholic, The King’s Locations: Michigan, Spring, America, New York City
I said to the people gathered, “Public service is a privilege. Another call to national service, for another generation, followed President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address. My route to public service was more private and less intentional than those. Public service is difficult. Over the past few decades, public health experienced a progressive weakening of our core capacities while biomedical research and development accelerated into the future.
Persons: I’m, John F, Organizations: for Disease Control, U.S . Public Health Service, U.S . Navy, Kennedy’s, Epidemic Intelligence, National Academy of Medicine Locations: Atlanta, Pearl,
Footage released earlier this year offered more hints about China's new Xian H-20 stealth bomber. Earlier this year, the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) shared video footage that may have included some "teaser" footage of its still-to-be officially unveiled Xian H-20 stealth bomber. The four computer-generated images seemed to show key features of the Xian H-20 including a weapon bay, two adjustable tail wings, an airborne radar at the front and two stealth air intakes on each side. What we knowA B-2 stealth bomber refueling. In the simulated video, a PLAAF H-6 bomber was seen, but perhaps future simulated attack videos could include the H-20.
Persons: Xian, Jordan Castelan, XAC, Jon Grevatt, John Foster Dulles, Peter Suciu Organizations: People's Liberation Army Air Force, US Air, China North Industries, China Morning Post, Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Xian Aircraft Industrial Corporation, Staff, US Air Force, Janes, South China, Weibo, Andersen Air Force Base, Amazon.com Locations: China, Asia, Pacific, American, Japan, Guam, Philippines, United States, Hawaii, California, Paris, Spanish, Michigan
SimilarWeb tracked the 10 fastest-growing fitness brands from January through April 2021, according to monthly traffic growth. The digital-fitness industry has witnessed continued growth after a breakthrough year in 2020, as demand for at-home and streaming workout services soared. Xterra FitnessA post shared by XTERRA Fitness (@xterrafitness)Average monthly visits to site: 212,000Incremental web-traffic growth compared to September through December 2020: +34,000 visitorsFounder: Tom KielyXterra Fitness is a cardio equipment brand with a focus on accessibility for individuals of all fitness levels. For $29.99 a year, users can sign up for bonus features like meal planning, data tracking, and added workouts. The company also offers a monthly subscription service, where users can stream on-demand and live exercise classes from the comfort of home.
Persons: SimilarWeb, Jamie Drayton, Tom Kiely Xterra, Megan Roup, Openfit, Jon Condon, Sadie, Chris Lincoln Barre3, Igor Golovniov, Ethan Agarwal, Terry Wyatt, Carl Daikeler, Jon Congdon, FitOn, Lindsay Cook FitOn, Julianne Hough, Gabrielle Union, Jonathan Van Ness, Alo, Delilah Belle Hamlin, Alo Yoga, Craig Barritt, Paul Javid, Danny Harris Alo, Taylor Swift, Gigi Hadid, Aly Orady, Ezra Shaw, John Foley Organizations: XTERRA, Openfit, Getty, FitOn, Biossance, Alo Locations: The Oregon, New York City
Amazon’s plastic surgery
  + stars: | 2021-06-09 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
A sign advertising a credit card offering a discount at Whole Foods and Amazon is seen outside a Whole Foods store in Los Angeles, February 26, 2018. The e-commerce giant is auditioning potential credit card partners to replace JPMorgan (JPM.N), Reuters reported on Wednesday read more . Dramatic shifts in plastic make it a good moment for Jeff Bezos’s firm to shop around, and for Jamie Dimon’s bank to let it. Credit card companies have seen consumers pay off balances at an unprecedented rate during Covid-19. For the colossal JPMorgan, Amazon only represents around 1.5% of the overall loan book.
Persons: Lucy Nicholson Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos’s, Jamie Dimon’s, John Foley, Ferrari Organizations: Foods, REUTERS, JPMorgan, Reuters, Citigroup, Synchrony, American Express, Amazon, BBVA Locations: Los Angeles
GEO jumps the prison wall
  + stars: | 2021-06-09 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
The 60% surge in the stock price of private prison operator GEO Group (GEO.N) on Wednesday makes the morality tale hard to sustain . GEO and rival CoreCivic (CXW.N) have been walloped by President Joe Biden’s decision not to renew many of their federal contracts. GEO halted its dividend in April read more . One-third of its shares are out on loan, according to Refinitiv, suggesting many investors are betting against any turnaround. That, though, is probably as far-fetched as the social-media fairy tale that created meme stocks in the first place.
Persons: Lucy Nicholson, CoreCivic, Joe Biden’s, John Foley, Ferrari Organizations: REUTERS, GEO, Wednesday, AMC Entertainment, UPS, BBVA Locations: San Diego , California, U.S
SimilarWeb tracked the 10 fastest-growing fitness brands from January through April 2021, according to monthly traffic growth. The digital-fitness industry has witnessed continued growth after a breakthrough year in 2020, as demand for at-home and streaming workout services soared. "All of these brands were able to capitalize on consumers' New Year's resolutions and show us that at-home fitness is here to stay despite the world opening up," Jamie Drayton, senior industry manager at SimilarWeb, told Insider. Xterra FitnessA post shared by XTERRA Fitness (@xterrafitness)Average monthly visits to site: 212,000Incremental web-traffic growth compared to September through December 2020: +34,000 visitorsFounder: Tom KielyXterra Fitness is a cardio equipment brand with a focus on accessibility for individuals of all fitness levels. The company also offers a monthly subscription service, where users can stream on-demand and live exercise classes from the comfort of home.
Persons: SimilarWeb, Jamie Drayton, Tom Kiely Xterra, Megan Roup, Openfit, Jon Condon, Sadie, Chris Lincoln Barre3, Igor Golovniov, Ethan Agarwal, Terry Wyatt, Carl Daikeler, Jon Congdon, FitOn, Lindsay Cook FitOn, Julianne Hough, Gabrielle Union, Jonathan Van Ness, Alo, Delilah Belle Hamlin, Alo Yoga, Craig Barritt, Paul Javid, Danny Harris Alo, Taylor Swift, Gigi Hadid, Aly Orady, Ezra Shaw, John Foley Organizations: XTERRA, Openfit, Getty, FitOn, Biossance, Alo Locations: The Oregon, New York City
Medline’s money machine
  + stars: | 2021-06-07 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
The $34 billion deal’s outline suggests the family could get a big windfall, without giving up their empire. In the proposed transaction they’ll refinance a bit less than half of that with debt, and sell three-quarters of what’s left to the buyout firms. Medline’s founders were well placed to get a sweet deal because other buyout firms were also circling. They’ll retain significant influence through their stake and through the company’s top managers being family members. In short, it looks like they’ve managed to have their cake and eat it – something more often true of buyout firms themselves.
Persons: Lucas Jackson, Carlyle, Hellman, Friedman, what’s, they’ve, John Foley Organizations: REUTERS, Industries, Blackstone, Amazon, Primavera Locations: New York, Asia
Clarence Williams III, 'The Mod Squad' and 'Purple Rain' star, dies at 81
  + stars: | 2021-06-06 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.98   time to read: +2 min
LOS ANGELES — Clarence Williams III, an actor known for portraying Linc Hayes on "The Mod Squad" and Prince's father in "Purple Rain," died on Friday. Williams broke through in 1968 as one of the stars of the counterculture cop show "The Mod Squad," also starring then-unknown actors Peggy Lipton and Michael Cole. Matt Sayles/Invision/APWilliams portrayed Prince's father in 1984's "Purple Rain" and had a recurring role as FBI Agent Roger Hardy on the TV show "Twin Peaks." Williams' other theater credits include co-starring with Maggie Smith in Tom Stoppard's "Night and Day" and leading Joseph Papp's "King John" at the Delacorte Theatre. Williams is survived by his sister Sondra Pugh, daughter Jamey Phillips, niece Suyin Shaw, grandnephews Elliot Shaw and Ese Shaw and grandniece Azaria Verdin.
Persons: Clarence Williams III, Linc Hayes, Williams, Peggy Lipton, Michael Cole, Matt Sayles, Invision, Prince's, Roger Hardy, John Frankenheimer, Bobby Shy, Chaka, Archie, George Wallace, Merlin, Vinette Caroll, Geraldine Page, Maggie Smith, Tom Stoppard's, Joseph Papp's, John, Lee Daniels, Butler, Maynard, Sondra Pugh, Jamey Phillips, Suyin Shaw, grandnephews Elliot Shaw, Ese Shaw, grandniece Azaria Verdin Organizations: Theatre, Delacorte Locations: New York City
2021 progress: In January, Apple announced the launch of several projects related to its $100 million commitment through REJI. On top of the $5 million commitment, Cisco employees also gave $800,000 to groups in the Fighting Racism and Discrimination Fund, which Cisco matched. Other notable updates: Beyond the $100 million commitment, Comcast has since committed $1 billion over 10 years to help close the digital divide between high- and low-income communities. It created a $1 million fund in Brazil and a $2 million fund in Europe for Black founders outside the U.S. Peloton has not yet provided an update on its $20 million commitment to address its own job opportunity gap.
Persons: Win McNamee, George Floyd, Airbnb, it's, Tim Cook, Brooks Kraft, Apple, Cook, Siebert Williams Shank, Aaron Levie, Box, Levie, Joelle Emerson, HBCUs, Black, John D, Harris II, Brian Roberts, LeBron James, Ava DuVernay, Mark Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg, he's, Derek Chauvin, Facebook, Roy Austin, Google Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Geert Vanden Wijngaert, Bob Swan, Lyft, Colin Kaepernick, Microsoft Satya Nadella, Charles Pertwee, Satya Nadella, Reed Hastings, Siebert, Williams, Shank, John Foley, Christal Morris, Juneteenth, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian's, Ohanian's, Michael Seibel, Combinator, Paula Price, who's, Shopify, Slack, Stewart Butterfield, Jen Rubio, Raheem, Donald Trump's, Trump, SoftBank, Hollie Adams, TikTok, Mutale Nkonde, Twitter, Jack Dorsey, Uber, Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi, Erica Ellis, — CNBC's Jennifer Elias, Ursula Burns Organizations: Lincoln, NAACP, Foundation, Advancing Justice, Black Employee Network, Apple Apple, Developers, Steve Jobs, Apple Inc, Apple’s Racial Equity, Justice, Black, Apple, Equal, Initiative, Apple Developer Academy, Michigan State University, Harlem Capital, Co, NAACP Legal Defense, Educational Fund, Gideon's Army, Black Excellence Network, Spelman College, Cisco, Matter Foundation, Raytheon International, Comcast, NBCU Academy, CNBC, Facebook, Getty, U.S, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Minneapolis Police, Advisory, Google, Inc, Bruegel, Union, Bloomberg, YouTube, Center for Policing Equity, Opportunity Finance Network, for Policing Equity, Justice Database, Fund, Tech Exchange, Intel, UNESCO, Obama Foundation, Greater Houston Community Foundation, Amnesty International, National Urban League, North Carolina Central University, National Action Network, Bail Fund, Council, Alliance, NFL, Microsoft, Microsoft Corp, Nokia Oyj, Matter, Innocence, Leadership Conference, Freedom Fund, FDIC, Southern, Resilience Fund, Netflix, Black U.S, United Negro College Fund, Morehouse College, Posse Foundation, Netflix Fund, Creative Equity, PayPal, Association for Enterprise Opportunity, Economic Opportunity Fund, Optus Bank, Economic Development Fund, Northern Trust Institutional Government Fund, National Association of Black Accountants, York Urban League, Business, Center, North, Justice Task Force, Black Health Alliance, HOPE, Community, Salesforce, Lens, Industry, Group, Academies, BET, Twitter, Smithsonian National Museum of, Initiative and National Association of Black Journalists, Finance, National Museum of, Groups, Fellows, Uber, MDI Locations: Washington , DC, Cupertino , California, REJI, Detroit, Atlanta, Black, U.S . Black, U.S, Brussels, Belgium, Brazil, Europe, North, Lake, Minneapolis, HBCUs, Singapore, Finland, South Carolina, New York City, North America, London, microgrants, Twitter's, Canada, Mansfield
An opinion in the Wall Street Journal states that Biden's plan to raise taxes on the rich will adversely affect investing. A recent editorial from the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board bashing a capital gains tax hike as "The Dumbest Tax Increase" is a prime example. Research shows the majority of stocks in the US are held in accounts that are exempt from the capital gains tax. A tax plan that starts to reverse this trend isn't "dumb," it's sorely needed. The status quo is broken, and Biden's plan to raise taxes on capital gains is exactly the change this country needs.
Persons: Morris Pearl, Biden's, Trump's, Alan Patricof, John F, Kennedy, Biden, it's Organizations: Street Journal, Patriotic, Wall, Research, WSJ, Wall Street Journal
FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder“We are seeing welcome progress, and I expect to see further progress in coming months,” Brainard said in remarks prepared for delivery to the Economic Club of New York. And it will be important to see sustained progress on inflation,” not just a temporary jump. The Fed is approaching a critical few months as it tries to read an economy progressing through an unparalleled moment of restarting after a pandemic. Brainard has been among the stronger voices arguing for patience before making any change.
Persons: Lael Brainard, John F, Brian Snyder “, ” Brainard, , Brainard Organizations: WASHINGTON, Fed, Federal Reserve, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in, REUTERS, Economic, of New Locations: United States, Harvard University in Cambridge , Massachusetts, U.S, of New York
REUTERS/Brian Snyder“While we are far from our goals today, we are seeing welcome progress, and I expect to see further progress,” Brainard told the Economic Club of New York. And it will be important to see sustained progress on inflation,” not just a temporary jump. Instead she said several times the Fed would remain “steady,” a subtle change that may signal an important shift. Remarks from other Fed policymakers in recent weeks have signaled the debate over tapering the Fed’s bond-buying is underway. Another poor outcome won’t necessarily dim faith in the recovery, only emphasize how hard it is to restart a $20 trillion economy.
Persons: Lael Brainard, John F, Brian Snyder “, ” Brainard, , Brainard, Michael Feroli, Feroli Organizations: WASHINGTON, Fed, Federal Reserve, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in, REUTERS, Economic, of New, Locations: United States, Harvard University in Cambridge , Massachusetts, U.S, of New York
But when he took office in January, he said, he still felt "the weight of history" on his shoulders. "It was surreal for me to go to my office for the first time," Torres said. Diaz "made the experience of running for public office more terrifying for me," Torres said in 2019. Torres also worked to pass the Equality Act, a sweeping LGBTQ rights bill that would prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, education, public accommodations and other arenas. "The logic here is simple: Transparency will strengthen the incentive for the financial community to extend capital to LGBTQ businesses," Torres said this year.
Persons: Ritchie Torres, Mondaire Jones, Torres, John F, Kennedy, Adam Hunger, Trump, Joe Biden, Ruben Diaz Sr, Diaz, Donald Trump, Torres hasn't, Alexandria Ocasio, Darren Soto, Wall Organizations: Congressional District, Democrat, New, , Centers for Disease Control, U.S, Capitol, Democratic, fellow City, City Council, Electoral, Puerto Rico, Bronx, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Twitter, Facebook Locations: New, New York, Bronx, Washington ,, N.Y, District, New York City, United States, Puerto Rican, Alexandria, Cortez, Puerto
Two New Laws Restrict Police Use of DNA Search Method
  + stars: | 2021-05-31 | by ( Virginia Hughes | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Ms. Ram subsequently published an article in a law journal calling on Maryland lawmakers to act against the practice. Granting police access to a suspect’s genome, she argued, including markers of sensitive health information, was akin to an unreasonable search, which is banned by the Fourth Amendment. In 2019, she testified to a state House committee after a delegate, Charles Sydnor, who is now a state senator, introduced legislation that would have banned the method outright. But it prompted discussions with legal experts, public defenders, prosecutors and police officers that led to a compromise bill, which passed unanimously this term in the state House and Senate. But some experts said that the law could put a damper on the technology’s use in Maryland.
Persons: Ram, — Joseph James DeAngelo Jr, , Charles Sydnor, ” John Fitzgerald Organizations: Golden State, Maryland, Senate, Chevy Chase Village Police Department Locations: California, Maryland
When Tony Vaccaro hit Omaha Beach days after D-Day, he carried a camera along with his rifle. Michelantonio "Tony" Vaccaro wanted to serve his country with a camera during World War II, so he tried to join the US Army Signal Corps. Tony Vaccaro," in which Vaccaro revisits the history that he had to break Army rules to chronicle. Tony Vaccaro. Manolo Salas/courtesy of Tony Vaccaro StudioVaccaro, now 98, survived a bout with COVID-19 last spring that put him in the hospital.
Persons: Tony Vaccaro, Vaccaro, Tony, Sam's, draftee, , John F, Kennedy, Pablo Picasso, Frank Lloyd Wright, Georgia O'Keeffe, Manolo Salas, Henry Tannenbaum's, Tannenbaum, Henry Irving Tannenbaum, , Gott, he's, Jack Rose, Rose, He's, It's Organizations: Omaha, US Army Signal Corps, 83rd Infantry, Signal Corps, HBO, US Army, 83rd Infantry Division, Tony Vaccaro Studio Locations: France, Germany, Normandy, Omaha Beach, New York, Belgium, Luxembourg, French, Europe, Georgia, Monroe, Queens , New York, Ottré, Hürtgen, German, Rose, Walternienburg, , Rhineland, Spain, Tony Vaccaro Studio Frankfurt
JFK, John Glenn and the Fight for ‘Space for Peace’
  + stars: | 2021-05-29 | by ( Jeff Shesol | ) www.wsj.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
In December 1960, with the inauguration a month away, the U.S. Air Force launched a first strike—not against a foreign enemy but against NASA, the civilian space agency. In a letter to commanders, the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force expressed confidence that the president-elect understood the imperative of “military supremacy in space” and would, therefore, grant the Air Force the primary role. Making sure that Kennedy got the point, the Air Force leaked its letter. At stake was the very purpose of the U.S. space program. The decision was Kennedy’s to make—though it would come to depend, as events unfolded, on an astronaut named John Glenn.
Persons: John F, Kennedy, , Dwight D, Eisenhower, John Glenn, , Jerome Wiesner Organizations: U.S . Air Force, NASA, Air Force, Aviation, Soviet Union, U.S . Information Agency, Rockets, Mercury Locations: U.S, Soviet
Here are the next media mergers that make the most sense
  + stars: | 2021-05-29 | by ( Alex Sherman | ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Rafael Henrique | LightRocket | Getty ImagesNBCUniversal and LionsgateBuying Lionsgate would help Comcast's NBCUniversal on two different fronts. Lionsgate owns shows including "Mad Men," "Orange is the New Black," "Nashville" and "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist." Second, Lionsgate owns premium network Starz, which would fit seamlessly with NBCUniversal's offerings. Unlike NBCUniversal, ViacomCBS doesn't have a large cable news network. While ViacomCBS also owns a movie studio, Paramount has been a much smaller box office presence than Universal in recent years.
Persons: Rafael Henrique, LightRocket, Comcast's NBCUniversal, NBCUniversal, John Feltheimer, Peacock, John Malone, WarnerMedia's Warner, Shari Redstone's, ViacomCBS, Malone, there's Organizations: HBO Max, Discovery Communications, Getty, Lionsgate, Starz, Comcast, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, WarnerMedia's, WarnerMedia's Warner Bros, CBS, NBC, Paramount, Universal, Warner Bros, Disney, AMC Networks
Kay Tobin Lahusen, a pioneering gay rights activist who chronicled the movement’s earliest days through her photography and writing, has died. Known as the first openly gay U.S. photojournalist, Lahusen died Wednesday at Chester County Hospital outside Philadelphia, following a brief illness. Together with her partner, the late activist Barbara Gittings, Lahusen advocated for gay civil rights years before the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York helped launch the modern LGBTQ era. John F. Urwiller / APLahusen “was the first photojournalist in our community,” said Mark Segal, a friend of more than 50 years and founder and publisher of the Philadelphia Gay News. Kay Tobin Lahusen holds a portrait of her late partner, Barbara Gittings, in 2012.
Persons: Kay Tobin Lahusen, Lahusen, Barbara Gittings, Kay Lahusen, John F, , , Mark Segal, Kay, ” Lahusen, , marcher, WHYY, Matt Rourke, Bilitis, Gittings, Philadelphia’s, Kay Tobin, Stonewall, Judith Armstrong Organizations: Chester County Hospital, Independence Hall, Philadelphia Gay News, White, Pentagon, U.S ., Gay Activists Alliance, Gay Crusaders, New York Public Library, NBC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: U.S, Philadelphia, New York, Kennett
US special operators could help Taiwan defend against a Chinese invasion, the nominee to oversee special operations said Thursday. Christopher Maier told senators that the US "should be considering strongly" an effort to help Taiwan conduct irregular warfare. US special operators could help Taiwan bolster its defenses against a potential Chinese invasion, the nominee to oversee special operations told lawmakers Thursday. Information operations is a key area where special operators can help conventional forces deter Chinese aggression, he said. Improving how US special forces conduct information operations will be one of his top priorities, he added.
Persons: Christopher Maier, Maier, Sen, Josh Hawley, Tyrone Siu, SOF, US Army John F, Kassens Maier, — Stephen Losey, ygh Organizations: Senate Armed Services Committee, Northern Alliance, US Army, Kennedy Special Warfare Center, School, Fort, Air Force, Twitter Locations: Taiwan, R, Missouri, Baltic, Kaohsiung, Afghanistan, Kabul, Fort Bragg
On a cloudless spring day in Los Angeles, Regé-Jean Page is posing on a rooftop. Though he’s already booked high-profile roles in Netflix’s “The Gray Man” and Paramount’s “Dungeons & Dragons” adaptation, Page is open to joining another series. It had been clear from his audition for Knox that Page had something special, “Bridgerton” exec producer Betsy Beers recalls. Like the Russos, the film’s directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein first noticed Page on “Bridgerton” and set a Zoom meeting with the actor. I can’t talk about which jobs I’m not doing, because I’m not doing them, [but] I’m very happy with the work I am doing,” he continues.
Persons: Jean Page, Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings, Simon, Daphne Bridgerton, Phoebe Dynevor, he’ll, Bridgerton, Page, “ Simon, Daphne, , , Kim Kardashian, Dionne Warwick, Dan Stevens, James Bond, oddsmakers, Shonda Rhimes —, , We’re, Rhimes, “ Regé, George Clooney, there’s, David Caruso, Shelley Long, “ Cheers ”, he’s, Netflix’s “, isn’t, George, Shakespeare, ABC’s, “ I’ve, I’m, I’ve, Leonard Knox, Knox, Betsy Beers, ” Rhimes, Regé, you’ll, “ You’re, Mr, Darcy, Heathcliff, ” Page, Geoff Johns, Henry Cavill, Duke, Hastings, Sterling K, Brown, Malachi Kirby, O.J, Simpson, ’ ” Page, Sterling, ‘ You’ve, Christopher Darden, Marcia Clark’s, ” Brown, “ He’s, I’ll, Joe, Anthony Russo, Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, You’re, , Russo, ” Russo, Gosling, Evans, they’re, John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, He’s, ” Daley, Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Hugh Grant, Justice Smith, Daniel Craig, it’s, Brits who’ve, Marvel, snagging, Ryan Coogler’s, John, Jonathan, Brad Pitt Organizations: CSI, Miami, U.S, , Netflix, Hollywood, Seg, DC Entertainment, Marvel, Paramount, Hasbro, Brits, Sony, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Los Angeles, “ Downton, , Bath, England, Hollywood, Page’s
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