Balancing Act: George Floyd protesters are pointing us toward the work that needs doing. Please don't look for a reason to turn away.
CHICAGO — I can’t tell you what to focus on right now.I can’t get inside your heart or your brain, shaped as they are by a lifetime of tragedies, triumphs, memories, moments witnessed and grief, maybe. I don’t know your lived experience — this past weekend or any weekend before that.Maybe you’re focused on the looting. Maybe you’re a small business owner, or your elderly mother with high blood pressure can’t sleep because the windows on her block are all smashed, or you live in a disinvested neighborhood and fear rebuilding won’t happen nearly as quickly as it does on the Magnificent Mile.Mayb...
NYC's Metropolitan Opera artists face uncertain future due to coronavirus lockdown
NEW YORK — For the past two months of the coronavirus quarantine, Metropolitan Opera House singer Abigail Mitchell has used her small upper Manhattan apartment as a temporary studio space.On most days, the soprano enters the bedroom — the area of her home that’s farthest from the neighbors — sits down at her keyboard, and runs through the obligatory scales before trying her vocal chords on new arias, or long songs featuring soloist parts.But her practice sessions often feature a series of interludes. She must tend to her 10-month-old son Arthur, or switch off singing with her husband, a season...
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Delta Electronics to acquire Canadian software firm, grow industrial automation business
By Gloria ChoTAIPEI, NNA— Taiwanese electronics and power management system maker Delta Electronics Inc. plans to acquire Canadian software firm Trihedral Engineering Ltd. for C$45 million ($33 million) and boost sales of its industrial automation for smart manufacturing.The buyout will help it expand industrial automation by making the most of both parties’ hardware and software, the two firms said in a joint statement Saturday. Delta President and COO Simon Chang pointed to a “synergy of the two companies.”“With the continued proliferation of the Internet of Things, customers expect digital ...
NNA Business News
Editorial: California's rush to reopen is a dangerous experiment. Don't be a COVID-19 guinea pig
Please don’t be fooled by the sudden wave of reopening restaurants, stores and salons around California. COVID-19 still stalks the state. It will infect and kill many more people before this pandemic ends.California Gov. Gavin Newsom is now allowing haircuts, church attendance and dine-in eating in many places. But this does not mean such activities are safe. The governor has repeatedly warned that the coronavirus pandemic is far from over — while simultaneously relaxing statewide public health orders.The mixed message may be confusing some people. Last week, as the American death toll crept p...
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Campuses open Monday for voluntary workouts. What does this mean for college football at Notre Dame, Northwestern, Illinois and Northern Illinois?
Here’s how quickly the vibe around college football can change: By the time you read this, the level of optimism might have swung again.In late March, comments by ESPN/ABC analyst Kirk Herbstreit about the sport’s status amid the coronavirus pandemic reflected the wider view: “I don’t know how you let these guys go into locker rooms and let stadiums be filled up and how you can play ball.”Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly shot those comments down, and Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby expressed optimism for a season. Then the presidents of Auburn and West Virginia essentially said: Don’t be silly, of...
Volkswagen to pour $2.3 bil. into Chinese carmaker, eco-vehicle battery maker
TOKYO, NNA – Volkswagen AG, the world’s largest automaker, is betting on the environmentally friendly vehicle sector in China by boosting its stakes in a state-owned carmaker and lithium-ion battery producer, with a total investment of 2.1 billion euros ($2.3 billion).The German car giant said last Friday that Volkswagen Group China will invest around 1 billion euros to increase its holding shares in JAC Volkswagen, a 50-50 e-mobility joint venture with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp. (JAC), to 75 percent.The JV, founded in 2017, develops, produces and sells eco-cars categorized in Chin...
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Massive show of force in Minneapolis, St. Paul shifts momentum on streets
MINNEAPOLIS — Thousands of Minnesota National Guard members and law enforcement officers from all over the state swarmed the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul as night fell Saturday, quelling some of the civil unrest that had destabilized the state’s two largest cities for several days.They were on foot and in police cruisers, military Humvees and helicopters, fanning out to try disperse crowds, to stop looting and violence before it began across both cities. They used tear gas, nonlethal weapons and handed out curfew violations instead of waiting to contain unrest.By Sunday morning, Gov. Ti...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Spanish Clubs to Begin Collective Training on June 1st
Clubs in Spain's top two divisions can hold full training sessions from Monday for the first time since returning to activity after the action was halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.La Liga said in a statement on Saturday: "Clubs will begin collective training on June 1 after the government's latest health order on the easing of restrictions,"Teams returned to individual training at the start of May before progressing to training in groups of up 10 players two weeks later and groups of 14 players from last Monday.The top flight will resume on June 11, with Sevilla playing Real Bet...
Football Tribe Asia
Polish historian Ewa Kurek: Coronavirus is ‘Jewfication’ of Europe
Polish historianEwa Kurek gave an interview on Wrealu24 in March, in which she described the coronavirus outbreak in Europe as a “Jewification.”According to Kurek, who began her academic career as a Holocaust historian and is now considered as a radical Catholic writer, COVID-19 is used to introduce “Jewish” values into “our Western Christian culture.” She claimed that in Spain, they are facing a shortage of ventilators and need to decide who gets to be treated and who isn’t, hinting that this is allegedly “Talmudic” logic and against the Catholic value of the sacredness of life.No respectable...
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American Weston McKennie wears 'Justice for George (Floyd)' armband during Bundesliga game
American soccer star Weston McKennie made sure the name George Floyd was on full display for the world to see.The U.S. men’s national teamer from Texas who plays his club soccer for FC Schalke 04 in Germany’s Bundesliga took the field for Saturday’s game against Werder Bremen wearing a “Justice for George” armband.“To be able to use my platform to bring attention to a problem that has been going on to long feels good!!!” McKennie, the 21-year-old midfielder, posted on Twitter after his team’s 1-0 defeat.“We have to stand up for what we believe in and I believe that it is time that we are heard...
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