Day: June 24, 2022

Ken Knowlton, a Father of Computer Art and Animation, Dies at 91

Dr. Knowlton remained at Bell Labs until 1982, experimenting with everything from computer-generated music to technologies that allowed deaf people to read sign language over the telephone. He later joined Wang Laboratories, where, in the late-1980s, he helped develop a personal computer that let users annotate documents with synchronized voice messages and digital pen strokes. …

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With Roe v. Wade Overturned, Companies Stay Silent on Abortion

Companies had more than a month to formulate a response to the end of federal abortion rights in the United States, if they didn’t weigh in immediately after a draft opinion was leaked in May. But when the final decision arrived in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Friday, relatively few had anything to …

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Meta Clamps Down on Internal Discussion of Roe v. Wade’s Overturning

Meta told its workers on Friday not to openly discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion on wide-reaching communication channels inside the company, people with knowledge of the situation said. Managers at Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, cited a company policy that put “strong guardrails around social, political and …

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Meta Clamps Down on Internal Discussion of Roe v. Wade’s Overturning

Meta told its workers on Friday not to openly discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion on wide-reaching communication channels inside the company, people with knowledge of the situation said. Managers at Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, cited a company policy that put “strong guardrails around social, political and …

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Bruton Smith was a ‘visionary’ in retail and racing

“She started fighting dirty,” laughed Smith in a 2005 interview with Motorsport.com. “You can’t fight your mom and God, so I stopped driving.” During his teenage years, Smith began to promote dirt-track races. He later would run the National Stock Car Racing Association and launched Charlotte Motor Speedway, which opened in 1960. When the speedway …

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Before Taking Newly Eligible Kids for Covid Shots, Check Pharmacy Policy

While the majority of big pharmacy chains are giving Covid vaccines starting at age 3, some are not. Publix and Kroger, for example, are offering shots starting at age 5. CVS is offering Covid shots to children as young as 18 months at stores that house its MinuteClinic locations, but set the age minimum at …

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Work Advice: Coming Back From Paternity Leave, and Negotiating Boundaries

Not Interested in Martyrdom I recently started a new job at a medium-sized nonprofit. Overall, it has been rewarding work, amiable colleagues, good pay and benefits. But I’m increasingly aware of a “martyr culture,” in which people regularly work well beyond their 40 hours, don’t take comp time they’re entitled to, work on holidays and …

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On Broadway, One Show Decides to Keep Masks. No, It’s Not ‘Phantom.’

Three days after the Broadway League announced that all 41 theaters would make masks optional starting July 1, one of those theaters has decided to stick with mandatory face coverings. The producers of a starry revival of “American Buffalo,” which is a 1975 drama by David Mamet about three schemers in a junk shop, announced …

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Fresh Fed financial disclosures omit the officials who ignited ethics scandal.

The Federal Reserve did not disclose updated financial information for two former regional bank presidents whose trading ignited a scandal at the central bank, even though they held important monetary policy roles for most of 2021 — the year covered by a fresh set of disclosures released on Friday. Robert S. Kaplan, the former president …

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