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Coffee is largely produced in the Coffee Belt, located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, where countries such as Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia and Vietnam have provided the best climate for coffee trees, which need constant heat to survive. Armstrong recently joined a group of farmers taking part in the largest-ever coffee growing endeavor in the United States. "It seems more logical to invest in new coffee varieties that could be grown in the same current geographies," he said. Rowland said researchers are planting coffee trees close to citrus, an intercropping technique used in other parts of the world as larger trees help hold winds and provide shade to coffee trees. That, in turn, could help in the selection of optimal coffee varieties for the region in the future.
Persons: Farmer David Armstrong, Armstrong, Jay Ruskey, Ruskey, Frinj, Smith Hobson, Giacomo Celi, Diane Rowland, Rowland, Alina Zare, Marcelo Teixeira, David Gaffen, Matthew Lewis Organizations: Reuters, FRINJ, REUTERS NEW, Central America, Tropic, Cancer, Frinj, Coffee, Starbucks Reserve, U.S ., United Nations Food, Agriculture Organization, Mercon Coffee, University of Florida, UF's College of Engineering, National Oceanic, Atmospheric Administration, New, Thomson Locations: Hobson, U.S, Ventura , California, Central, Los Angeles, Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, Vietnam, California, Florida, United States, Hawaii, CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, Minas Gerais, New York
Richard Blumenthal and Ted Cruz are planning to hold a hearing on "toxic conservatorships." The hearing is set for Sep. 28, a day before Britney Spears' hearing in Los Angeles. Ted Cruz and Richard Blumenthal announced on Tuesday that they plan to hold a subcommittee hearing on 'toxic conservatorships,' inspired by Britney Spears' conservatorship. "Britney Spears is one of hundreds of thousands of Americans in conservatorships that too often restrict their basic human rights," Sen. Blumenthal wrote. "That's why Sen. Ted Cruz & I are holding a hearing on September 28th on toxic conservatorships & the need for reforms."
Persons: Richard Blumenthal, Ted Cruz, Britney Spears, conservatorship, Blumenthal, Jamie Spears, Sen Organizations: Service, Judiciary Locations: Sens, Los Angeles, conservatorships
Tom Hanks hails 'magical art' of movies at new LA film museum
  + stars: | 2021-09-22 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
Models from "Fantastic Mr. Fox" are pictured during a media preview ahead of the opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 21, 2021. REUTERS/Mario AnzuoniLOS ANGELES, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Actors Tom Hanks and Anna Kendrick on Tuesday hailed a new museum in Los Angeles dedicated to filmmaking, calling it a celebration of an art form that has made a global impact. Hanks, a member of the board of trustees for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, said it was important that Los Angeles have a showcase for the movie business, as the home of Hollywood. "Movies continue to be the magical art that speaks to everybody everywhere," Hanks added. Designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, the museum is located in mid-town Los Angeles, offering sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills.
Persons: Fox, Mario, Tom Hanks, Anna Kendrick, Hanks, " Hanks, Oz, Kane, Renzo Piano, Kendrick, Lisa Richwine, Karishma Singh Organizations: Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, REUTERS, Academy of Motion, Arts & Sciences, Hollywood, Thomson Locations: Los Angeles , California, U.S, ANGELES, Los Angeles, Angeles, Italian
REUTERS/Mike Blake/File PhotoSept 21 (Reuters) - U.S. delivery firm FedEx Corp (FDX.N) posted a 7% drop in quarterly profit and cut its full-year forecast on Tuesday, after labor shortages crimped earnings, slowed packages and drove up costs ahead of the all-important holiday peak season. On the heels of the report, FedEx lowered its full-year forecast for earnings, excluding items, to $19.75 to $21.00 per share. FedEx previously forecast 2022 earnings per share, excluding items, of $20.50 to $21.50. Up-and-coming rival Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is touting average pay of $18 per hour as it races to expand its own delivery network. At the market close on Tuesday, shares in FedEx were down 10% over the past six months, while UPS shares gained 19%.
Persons: Mike Blake, Raj Subramaniam, Subramaniam, Lisa Baertlein, Peter Cooney, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: FedEx, REUTERS, FedEx Corp, Revenue, United Parcel Service Inc, Amazon.com Inc, UPS, Thomson Locations: Los Angeles , California, U.S, Memphis , Tennessee, Portland , Oregon, Los Angeles
FILE PHOTO: An American Airlines Airbus A321-200 plane takes off from Los Angeles International airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 28, 2018. It took aim at American Airlines, the largest airline in the world, saying the alliance would cost consumers hundreds of millions of dollars. "Plain and simple: American Airlines and JetBlue's Northeast Alliance is anticompetitive." Shares of American Airlines closed down 2.8% at $19.76 while JetBlue was down 4.8% at $14.76. This is not a merger: American and JetBlue are – and will remain – independent airlines."
Persons: Mike Blake WASHINGTON, Trump, Rob Bonta, Robin Hayes, Hayes, Biden, Boston Logan, John F, Doug Parker, Parker, Diane Bartz, David Shepardson, Jon Stempel, Mark Porter, Steve Orlofsky, David Gregorio Our Organizations: American Airlines Airbus, Los Angeles International, REUTERS, U.S . Justice Department, American Airlines Group Inc, JetBlue Airways Corp, U.S . Transportation, American Airlines, JetBlue, DOJ, Justice Department, Kennedy, Newark Liberty, American, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, of, The, America, US Airways, Thomson Locations: Los Angeles , California, U.S, Northeastern U.S, Boston, California, United States, LaGuardia, New York, Arizona , California, of Columbia , Florida , Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, American, Washington
FILE PHOTO: An American Airlines Airbus A321-200 plane takes off from Los Angeles International airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mike BlakeWASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - American Airlines Chief Executive Doug Parker said on Tuesday that he expected the U.S. Justice Department to file a lawsuit challenging American's (AAL.O) partnership with JetBlue Airways (JBLU.O) on antitrust grounds. The U.S. Justice Department said that it would have a major antitrust announcement on Tuesday. Shares of American Airlines were down 2.6 percent on Tuesday at $19.79 while those of JetBlue were down 4.6 percent at $14.79. read moreThe Biden administration has nominated Jonathan Kanter, an antitrust lawyer, to be the head of the Justice Department's antitrust division.
Persons: Mike Blake WASHINGTON, Doug Parker, Parker, It's, We've, Trump, Biden, Jonathan Kanter, Diane Bartz, David Shepardson, Mark Porter, Steve Orlofsky Organizations: American Airlines Airbus, Los Angeles International, REUTERS, American Airlines, U.S . Justice Department, JetBlue Airways, Washington Post, Street Journal, JetBlue, U.S . Transportation, American, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Northeast, Transportation Department, Newark Liberty International Airport, Thomson Locations: Los Angeles , California, U.S, U.S ., New York, Boston, United States, Delta, Washington
When confronted by her security, Brown allegedly said: "I'll f---ing kill you and her." "Upon conducting a pat down search of Mr. Brown, LAPD officers recovered a knife from Mr. Brown's front pant pocket," he said. In a court order request statement, Grande's manager detailed a timeline of Brown's "sporadic" visits since mid-February of this year. "The fact that Mr. Brown has been regularly coming to my home for over six months terrifies me. I fear that absent a restraining order, Mr. Brown will continue to come to my home and attempt to physically harm or murder me or members of my family."
Persons: Singer Ariana Grande, Ariana Grande, Aharon Zebulun Brown, Brown, Grande, Peter Doomanis, Mr, Grande's Organizations: Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles Police Department, North, Correctional, Authorities Locations: Los Angeles
FULLERTON, Calif. — Jo Lasorda, the widow of Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, has died. The former Joan Miller met Tommy Lasorda at a minor league baseball game in her hometown of Greenville, South Carolina, where he was playing for the Spinners. They wed on April 14, 1950, a union that lasted 70 years until Tommy’s death in January at age 93. Lasorda is survived by daughter Laura and granddaughter Emily, as well as sister Gladys Reeves of Greenville. She was preceded in death by son Tom Jr.
Persons: — Jo Lasorda, Tommy Lasorda, Joan Miller, Lasorda, Laura, Emily, Gladys Reeves, Tom Jr Organizations: FULLERTON, Los Angeles Dodgers, Spinners Locations: Calif, Fullerton, Greenville , South Carolina, Greenville
A mother and daughter in California were arrested and charged with murder after they performed a botched butt implant procedure that resulted in a woman's death, police said. The incident happened in October 2019 but Libby Adame, 51, and her daughter, Alicia Galaz, 23, weren't arrested until August, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. "Shortly afterward, the victim died as a result," a police spokesperson said. Police told NBC Los Angeles that Adame and Galaz performed three butt augmentations on Rajpaul out of a private home. Authorities told KCAL-TV of Los Angeles that Adame and Galaz claimed they were experts but had no medical training.
Persons: Libby Adame, Alicia Galaz, weren't, It's, Karissa Rajpaul, Galaz, Robert Dinlocker, Dinlocker Organizations: Los Angeles Police Department, Police, NBC Los, LAPD, Authorities Locations: California, Adame, NBC Los Angeles, Los Angeles
U.S. set to challenge American-JetBlue partnership, WSJ reports
  + stars: | 2021-09-21 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: An American Airlines Airbus A321-200 plane takes off from Los Angeles International airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 28, 2018. The airlines' "Northeast Alliance" partnership was announced in July 2020 and approved by the U.S. Transportation Department six months later, shortly before the end of the Trump administration. The government is planning to allege in the lawsuit that the partnership between the two airlines could lead to higher fares and hurt competition, the newspaper reported. American Airlines said that it has not been notified that a lawsuit was coming. The lawsuit is the second action the Biden administration has taken recently to ensure competition in the skies.
Persons: Mike Blake, Trump, Biden, Diane Bartz, David Shepardson, Abhijith, Ramakrishnan, Paul Simao, Mark Porter Organizations: American Airlines Airbus, Los Angeles International, REUTERS, U.S . Justice Department, American Airlines Group, JetBlue Airways Corp, Wall Street, U.S . Transportation Department, American, JetBlue, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Transportation Department, Newark Liberty International Airport, Thomson Locations: Los Angeles , California, U.S, New York, Boston, U.S ., Washington, Bengaluru
REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File PhotoMost major S&P 500 sectors were higher, led by gains in real estate. The S&P 500 index traded below its 50-day moving average, its first major breach in more than six months. Analysts say a breach of the index’s 200-day moving average is now in sight. The S&P 500 posted no new 52-week highs and six new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 38 new highs and 90 new lows. (GRAPHIC-S&P 500 breaches 50-day moving average, )
Persons: Brendan McDermid, , Michael James Organizations: YORK, China, Federal, New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, , Wedbush Securities, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, Analysts, NYSE Locations: New York, U.S, Los Angeles
FILE PHOTO: The front facade of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen in New York, U.S., February 16, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File PhotoConcerns over China Evergrande Group have put investors on edge amid coronavirus and economic growth worries. The S&P 500 index traded below its 50-day moving average, its first major breach in more than six months. Analysts say a breach of the index’s 200-day moving average is now in sight. (GRAPHIC-S&P 500 breaches 50-day moving average, )
Persons: Brendan McDermid, , Michael James Organizations: YORK, China, Federal, New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, China Evergrande, Wedbush Securities, , Fed, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, Analysts Locations: New York, U.S, China, Beijing, Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES — George Holliday, the Los Angeles plumber who shot grainy video of four white police officers beating Black motorist Rodney King in 1991, has died of complications of Covid-19, a friend said Monday. Holliday, 61, died Sunday at a Los Angeles hospital, where he had been for more than a month, according to Robert Wollenweber, a longtime friend and former coworker. Holliday was awakened by a traffic stop outside his San Fernando Valley home on the night of March 3, 1991. He went outside to film it with his new video camera, catching the Los Angeles officers punching, kicking and using a stun gun on King, even after he was on the ground. More than 60 people died by shootings or other violence, mostly in South Los Angeles.
Persons: George Holliday, Rodney King, Holliday, Robert Wollenweber, Wollenweber, , King, ” King, , ” Holliday Organizations: ANGELES, Los, Associated Press, TMZ.com, Sony, New York Times, Times Locations: Angeles, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, South Los Angeles, South LA
Prince Andrew is served sexual assault lawsuit in United States
  + stars: | 2021-09-21 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com   time to read: +2 min
NEW YORK — Britain's Prince Andrew has been served with a sexual assault lawsuit in the United States by lawyers for a woman who says she was forced to have sex with him at the London home of a friend of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, court papers show. Giuffre's lawyers previously said they also served Andrew, who is Queen Elizabeth's second son, in Britain. Download the NBC News app for breaking news and politicsBritain's Prince Andrew speaks during a television interview in Windsor, England, in April. There was no comment from the prince's London legal team. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, who oversees Giuffre's lawsuit, has urged both sides not to dwell on "technicalities" and instead to focus on the case's substance.
Persons: Prince Andrew, Jeffrey Epstein, Virginia Giuffre, Andrew Brettler, Duke, Andrew, Queen Elizabeth's, Britain's Prince Andrew, Steve Parsons, Brettler, Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein, Giuffre, District Judge Lewis Kaplan, Kaplan, Maxwell Organizations: London, U.S, FedEx, NBC, U.S ., New, District Locations: United States, Manhattan, Los Angeles, Britain, Windsor , England, Epstein's, U.S, U.S . Virgin Islands
The two best teams in baseball are the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers. That’s been clear all summer, and it’s even more obvious now when there are two weeks left in the season and they’re both on pace to win about 104 games. It would be the first time two clubs in the same league finished with that many victories since 1942. Yet when October rolls around, either the Giants or Dodgers will be forced to play in the do-or-die wild-card game against a far inferior opponent. After dominating the competition for six months, the fate of one of these squads will come down to nine innings—all because of geography and the quirks of MLB’s postseason structure.
Persons: That’s Organizations: San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Giants, Dodgers
There appears to be no sailing around the breathtaking backup of container ships off the jammed ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The neighboring California ports are the principal seaborne gateway to the U.S. thanks to the growth of containerization over the past 60 years and an explosion in goods trade, particularly U.S. trade with China. Smaller ports like Oakland and Seattle can handle just a fraction of the containers processed at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. In recent weeks, the Port of Savannah has had 20 or more ships at anchor waiting for a berth. Companies that mitigated risk by shipping through alternative ports have found themselves snarled by the Southern California congestion in other ways, too.
Persons: , Nathan Strang, Justin Sullivan, Craig Grossgart, Sri Laxmana, Bjorn Vang Jensen, Griff Lynch, Jordan Haws, Paul Berger Organizations: Sunday, Marine Exchange, Flexport Inc, Shipping, Seko Logistics, Robinson Worldwide Inc, “ Shipping, Intelligence ApS, Georgia Ports Authority, Companies, Malouf, Port Houston, Paul.Berger Locations: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Southern California, Pedro Bay, San Francisco, U.S, California, China, New York, New Jersey, The California, Port of Oakland, Oakland, Seattle, Long, Chicago, West Coast, Angeles, L.A, Itasca, Ill, North America, Gulf, East Coast, Asia, Coast, Denmark, Port, Savannah, Georgia, Logan , Utah, Pacific
FILE PHOTO: Crew members stand near an Airbus A321 aircraft of Bamboo Airways before a flight at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, Vietnam January 16, 2019. REUTERS/KhamHANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways will sign a deal valued at nearly $2 billion with General Electric to purchase GEnx engines to power Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, the airline said on Tuesday. The deal will be signed in the United States later on Tuesday in the presence of Vietnam President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Bamboo said in a statement. Bamboo said it aims to finalise procedures for non-stop commercial flights to the United Sates early next year, pending government approvals. Bamboo said it is also seeking to expand its international flight network and open more routes to Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany, using its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Persons: Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Bamboo Organizations: Airbus, Bamboo Airways, REUTERS, General Electric, Boeing, San Francisco International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport Locations: Noi Bai, Hanoi, Vietnam, Kham HANOI, United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany
Britain's Prince Andrew leaves St Mary the Virgin church in Hillington, near royal Sandringham estate, in Norfolk, Britain January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Chris Radburn/File PhotoNEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Andrew has been served in the United States with a sexual assault lawsuit by a woman who said his conduct occurred around when his friend Jeffrey Epstein was sexually abusing her, court papers show. Giuffre's lawyers previously said they also served Andrew, who is Queen Elizabeth's second son, in Britain. She also said Andrew abused her at around the same time in Epstein's mansion in Manhattan and on Epstein's private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, who oversees Giuffre's lawsuit, has urged both sides not to dwell on "technicalities" and instead to focus on the case's substance.
Persons: Britain's Prince Andrew, Mary, Virgin, Chris Radburn, Prince Andrew, Jeffrey Epstein, Virginia Giuffre, Andrew Brettler, Duke, Andrew, Queen Elizabeth's, Giuffre's, Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein, Giuffre, District Judge Lewis Kaplan, Kaplan, Maxwell, Jonathan Stempel, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, FedEx, London, U.S ., New, District, Thomson Locations: Hillington, Sandringham, Norfolk, Britain, United States, Manhattan, Los Angeles, Epstein's, U.S, U.S . Virgin Islands, New York
Barty among first three qualifiers for WTA Finals
  + stars: | 2021-09-21 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
/Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports/File PhotoSept 20 (Reuters) - Defending champion Ash Barty, world number two Aryna Sabalenka and French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova have all qualified for the season-ending WTA Finals in Mexico, the WTA said on Monday. Five more singles players have yet to be named for the finals, which will be contested by the world's top eight singles players and eight doubles teams. "Lifting the Billie Jean King Trophy in Shenzhen in 2019 is one of the best moments of my career," said world number one Barty. "It's a great honor to be among the top eight players in the world and be the first to qualify for the 2021 WTA Finals." Sabalenka and Krejcikova will both be making their first appearance as singles players at the competition although both have appeared in doubles.
Persons: Ashleigh Barty, Shelby Rogers, USTA Billie Jean King, Robert Deutsch, Ash Barty, Barbora Krejcikova, Billie Jean King, Craig Tyzzer, Tyzzer, Krejcikova, Katerina Siniakova, Shuko Aoyama, Ena Shibahara, Rory Carroll, Shri Navaratnam Organizations: USTA Billie, USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, WTA, Billie Jean King Trophy, Australian Associated Press, Thomson Locations: Flushing , NY, USA, Mexico, Guadalajara, Shenzhen, U.S, Los Angeles
Crew members stand near an Airbus A321 aircraft of Bamboo Airways before a flight at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, Vietnam January 16, 2019. REUTERS/KhamHANOI, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Vietnam's Bamboo Airways will sign a deal valued at nearly $2 billion with General Electric (GE.N) to purchase GEnx engines to power Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, the airline said on Tuesday. The deal will be signed in the United States later on Tuesday in the presence of Vietnam President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Bamboo said in a statement. Bamboo said it aims to finalise procedures for non-stop commercial flights to the United Sates early next year, pending government approvals. Bamboo said it is also seeking to expand its international flight network and open more routes to Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany, using its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Persons: Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Bamboo, Tom Hogue, Ed Davies Organizations: Airbus, Bamboo Airways, REUTERS, General Electric, Boeing, San Francisco International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Thomson Locations: Noi Bai, Hanoi, Vietnam, Kham HANOI, United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany
Hanser Alberto had an RBI single and joined Nicky Lopez by each recording two of the six hits for the Royals. Yankees 4, Rangers 3Gary Sanchez homered, Aaron Judge hit an RBI single in a three-run third inning and New York beat visiting Texas. Alexy allowed four runs on four hits in 3 1/3 innings, issuing six walks in his third career start. Lester (7-6) yielded a pair of solo homers in the second inning and just another single. Losing pitcher Jaime Barria went 5 1/3 innings and yielded only two runs despite giving up 10 hits.
Persons: Salvador Perez, David Richard, of Famer Johnny Bench, Hunter Dozier, Andrew Benintendi, belting, Carlos Santana, Hanser Alberto, Nicky Lopez, Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge, Charlie Culberson, Alexy, Jon Lester, Louis, Nolan Arenado, Yadier Molina, Lester, Milwaukee's Freddy Peralta, Harold Castro, Craig Kimbrel, Robbie Grossman, Grossman, Victor Reyes, Shane Baz, Yandy Diaz swatted, Diaz, Kevin Kiermaier, Joey Wendle, Teoscar Hernandez, Lourdes Gurriel Jr, Marcus Semien slugged, Breyvic Valera, Dietrich Enns, John Means, Pedro Severino, Cole Sulser, Tyler Wells, Joey Votto, Eugenio Suarez, Votto, Luis Cessa, Yoshi Tsutsugo, Jazz Chisholm, Chisholm, Washington, Keibert Ruiz, Adam Duvall, Austin Riley, Freddie Freeman, Eddie Rosario, Ketel Marte, Jake McCarthy, Framber Valdez, Martin Maldonado, Marwin Gonzalez, Jose Siri, Carlos Correa, Gurriel, Jaime Barria, Tyler Anderson, Anderson, Kyle Seager Organizations: Kansas City Royals, Cleveland Indians, Progressive, of Famer, Cincinnati Reds, Royals, Indians, Kansas City, Cleveland, Former, Yankees, Rangers, York, Texas, Toronto Blue Jays, American League, Cardinals, Brewers, Milwaukee, The Cardinals, National League, NL Central, Tigers, White Sox, Detroit, Blue Jays, Tampa Bay, Toronto, Rays, Orioles, Phillies, Reds, Pirates, Pittsburgh, Marlins, Miami, Braves, Diamondbacks, Atlanta, Arizona, Phoenix, NL East, Philadelphia, Astros, American League West, Los Angeles, Mariners, Seattle, Oakland, AL, Thomson Locations: Cleveland , Ohio, USA, New York, Milwaukee, White, St . Petersburg, Fla, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Washington, Houston, Los, Anaheim , Calif, Valdez
REUTERS/Lee Celano LC/File PhotoSept 21 (Reuters) - George Holliday, the plumber who shot video of Los Angeles police officers beating Black motorist Rodney King in 1991, has died at a hospital in California due to complications from COVID-19, a friend said. Long before the advent of the Black Lives Matter movement, the name Rodney King was synonymous with the use of excessive force in policing minority groups. The video of King's beating, shot in grainy black and white, was played on hundreds of television stations. On March 3, 1991, Holliday stood on his balcony and used his Sony Video8 Handycam to record the police officers beating King. King - who was on parole for robbery - had led police on a high-speed chase through Los Angeles.
Persons: George Holliday, Rodney King, James Jordan, Holliday, Lee Celano, Robert Wollenweber, Long, King, George Floyd, Kanishka Singh, Robert Birsel Organizations: Los Angeles Police, KTLA, CNN, REUTERS, TMZ, LA, Sony, NPR, Los Angeles Police Department, Thomson Locations: California, COVID, Los Angeles, American, Bengaluru
The Activision booth is shown at the E3 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 13, 2017. REUTERS/ Mike Blake/File PhotoSept 21 (Reuters) - Video game publisher Activision Blizzard (ATVI.O) said on Tuesday that it continues to work with regulators on addressing and resolving the workplace complaints it has received. On Monday, the company said the U.S. securities regulator was investigating its disclosures regarding employment matters and related issues. read more"There is absolutely no place anywhere in our company for discrimination, harassment, or unequal treatment of any kind," said Bobby Kotick, Activision's chief executive officer. The investigation comes at a time when Activision is embroiled in a lawsuit that alleges equal pay violations, sex discrimination and sexual harassment at the company.
Persons: Mike Blake, Activision Blizzard, Bobby Kotick, Tiyashi Datta, Amy Caren Daniel Organizations: Activision, REUTERS, U.S . Securities, Exchange Commission, SEC, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Los Angeles , California, U.S, Bengaluru
Zach Rash cofounded the delivery-robot company Coco in April 2020 after graduating from UCLA. While rivals like Nuro are still beta testing robot food delivery, his startup is scaling quickly. "There's probably a better way to do this in the future, and I thought that future is going to be robots," Rash, who studied robotics at the university, said. "There were not really any robots out in the world," Rash said, specifically in regard to food delivery. So he and his UCLA buddy Brad Squicciarini cofounded their own delivery-robot company in April 2020 — initially dubbed Cyan Robotics.
Persons: Zach Rash, Coco, Sam Altman, Rash, Brad Squicciarini, , Coco doesn't, isn't, Coco Coco's, Nuro Rash, he'd, Uber, we're Organizations: UCLA, University of California, Cyan Robotics, Serve Robotics, Chipotle Locations: Los Angeles, Santa Monica , California, Texas
Apple is researching whether data from its iPhone could help detect depression, the WSJ reported. The UCLA researchers will use the iPhone's video camera, keyboard, and audio sensors, as well as the Apple Watch, to collect data, The Journal reported. The Biogen study is set to last two years and follow about 20,000 people, The Journal reported. Apple, UCLA and Duke did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment, and representatives from Apple, and UCLA declined to comment to The Journal. Apple's algorithms wouldn't send data to Apple servers, The Journal reported, citing the documents.
Persons: Apple, Duke Organizations: Apple, Service, Wall Street, University of California, UCLA, Apple Watch, Duke University Locations: Los Angeles
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