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Coinbase denies discriminating against Black workers, preempting an upcoming New York Times investigation

Coinbase Founder and CEO Brian Armstrong attends Consensus 2019 at the Hilton Midtown on May 15, 2019 in New York City. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Coinbase on Thursday issued a preemptive denial of an upcoming New York Times story, saying the piece will allege workplace discrimination against Black employees. Coinbase said the Times story, due to be published in print Sunday, will cover organizational changes made in 2018, and "will likely imply that Black employees were discriminated aga...
Tags: Workplace, New York City, Trends, New York Times, Crypto, Discrimination, Times, Bid, Coinbase, Black, Ama, Armstrong, Brian Armstrong, Tech Insider, Hilton Midtown, Coinbase Coinbase

Alexander: Cal Baptist is ready for its closeup

As those who follow college basketball in Southern California well know – particularly those whose loyalties lie outside of the Pac-12 schools – there is a caste system here. There is UCLA, there is USC, and there is San Diego State way down there near the border. Everybody else is jockeying for position, with UC Irvine’s two NCAA Tournament berths and four Big West regular-season titles (plus tying for a fifth) in seven seasons lifting it a bit above the pack. Cal Baptist is taking the road les...
Tags: Florida, California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, New Hampshire, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, Las Vegas, Seattle, TCU, Usc, Ucla, Oceania, Southern California

Treasure trove of Nasa photos including first selfie in space up for auction

Sale by Christie’s in London of 2,400 vintage images ranges from the dawn of space age to the last men on the moonNeil Armstrong’s giant leap for mankind is on sale to the highest bidder after a private collector released a treasure trove of Nasa images from spaceflight’s golden era for auction, including the only photograph taken of the first human walking on the moon. Related: Apollo 11: the fight for the first footprint on the moon Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Space, London, Nasa, Art and design, Christie, Armstrong

NASA partners with SpaceX, Rocket Lab, Blue Origin and others for test flights and research

NASA has announced 20 new partnerships with commercial space outfits, among them collaborations with SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Rocket Lab. While no money will change hands, NASA will dedicate millions in personnel and other support to these test launches and developing technologies. The partnerships are NASA’s Announcement of Collaboration Opportunity selections for 2020. These agreements are unlike the SBIR or NIAC programs in that NASA doesn’t just send some money out and say “let us know ho...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, America, Tech, Nasa, Robotics, Aerospace, Blue Origin, Langley, Armstrong, NIAC, SBIR, Rocket Lab, Tim Ellis, SpaceX Blue Origin

No Frills Ontario: Armstrong Shredded Cheese $2.97 After Coupon

This week at No Frills Ontario you can save up to $2.30 on Armstrong Shredded Cheese or Cheese Bars, priced at $3.97 on sale. The shredded cheese if the 320 gram bag, and the bars are 400/450g. You can get an even better deal with tear pad coupons that you may already have, or with a printable coupon that is still currently available to be printed. If you click the link below you will find a coupon for $1 off the purchase of Armstrong Shredded Cheese. With this coupon you will pay just $2.97 fo...
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Adams & Armstrong send Southampton top of Premier League for first time

Southampton move top of the Premier League for the first time ever with a comfortable win over Newcastle.
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Facebook and Twitter try to burst their own filter bubbles on election night

Hello, and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Get Insider Tech straight in your inbox by subscribing here  This week: Facebook and Twitter tried to burst their own filter bubbles on Election Day Twitter Silicon Valley, like much of America, marked the end of a tumultuous election season on Tuesday. Now, it holds its breath for whatever comes next, and prepares for ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Microsoft, America, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Nba, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Scorpion, Golden State Warriors

When Louis Armstrong Stopped a Civil War in The Congo (1960) When Louis Armstrong appeared in his hometown of New Orleans for the first time in nine years in 1965, it was, Ben Schwarz writes, “a low point for his critical estimation.” A younger generation saw his refusal to march on the front lines of the civil rights movement, risking life and limb, as a “racial cop-out,” as journalist Andrew Kopkind wrote at the time. Armstrong was seen as “a breezy entertainer with all the gravitas of a Jimmy Durante ...
Tags: Google, Music, Politics, College, Ap, History, Moscow, New Orleans, Un, Congo, Npr, State Department, Pepsico, Louis Armstrong, Eisenhower, Martin

'We want to see it happen': New Yorkers spent hours waiting in the rain to vote early and make a statement

Voters wait up to two hours to vote early at a polling site in a Brooklyn Museum polling site in New York City on Oct. 26, 2020. Jake Lahut/Insider More than 61 million Americans have voted early in the 2020 general election, and more than 20 million among them have voted in person, according to the US Elections Project. At an early voting site at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City on Monday, the line wrapped around the entire building, with voters waiting nearly two hours to vote. "You ...
Tags: Politics, New York, New York City, US, Trends, Brooklyn, New York Times, Postal Service, Donald Trump, Trump, Big Apple, United States Postal Service, Election 2020, Prospect Heights, Armstrong, Schreiber

Inside working for Coinbase's Brian Armstrong — JPMorgan eyes adding more FAs — Private-equity salaries

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 8: An aerial view One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, September 8, 2016 in New York City. New York City is preparing to mark the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Drew Angerer/Getty Images Welcome back.Earnings roll on this week with the big focus being tech. Samsung, Apple, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook all report.If you're not yet a subscriber, you can sign up here to get your daily dose of the storie...
Tags: Facebook, New York, US, Trends, Chase, Salesforce, World Trade Center, Blackrock, Wells Fargo, Jpmorgan, Citadel, Armstrong, MoneyGram, Lower Manhattan, Mouton, New York City New York City

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong is one of tech's most polarizing figures. Here's what it's like to work for him.

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has become one of tech's most controversial figures. Steven Ferdman/Getty; Skye Gould/Business Insider Business Insider spoke with 11 Coinbase insiders who had direct dealings with CEO and cofounder Brian Armstrong to determine what it's like to work at Coinbase and for him.Sources described an intense executive. They also detail awkward social interactions and miscalculations on how his communications would be received.As Coinbase reportedly prepares for an...
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Coinbase's New 'Direction' Is Censorship, Leaked Audio Reveals (slashdot)

An anonymous reader shares a report: Brian Armstrong, CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, revealed in a late September blog post that the company would prohibit employees from debating political or social issues, deeming this a "distraction" from the company's mission. Armstrong doubled down on his position during a virtual all-hands held on October 1, billed as an "AMA" (for "ask me anything"), from which Motherboard obtained audio. The AMA was meant to further explain the company's new "a...
Tags: News, Coinbase, Ama, Armstrong, CHOI, Brian Armstrong, Msmash, L J Brock, Emile Choi Coinbase

PA’s Rejection of 372K Ballot Applications Bewilders Voters and Strains Election Staff

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Pennsylvania, one of the most hotly contested battlegrounds in the presidential election, has rejected 372,000 requests for mail-in ballots, straining election offices and bewildering voters. More than 90% of those applications, or about 336,000, were denied as duplicates, primarily because people who had requested mail-in ballots for the state’s J...
Tags: News, Washington, PA, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Donald Trump, County, Pittsburgh, Voting Rights, Philadelphia Inquirer, University of Pittsburgh, Montgomery County, Chester County, Delaware County, Armstrong, Lehigh County

Coinbase's New 'Direction' Is Censorship, Leaked Audio Reveals

An anonymous reader shares a report: Brian Armstrong, CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, revealed in a late September blog post that the company would prohibit employees from debating political or social issues, deeming this a "distraction" from the company's mission. Armstrong doubled down on his position during a virtual all-hands held on October 1, billed as an "AMA" (for "ask me anything"), from which Motherboard obtained audio. The AMA was meant to further explain the company's new "a...
Tags: Tech, Coinbase, Ama, Armstrong, CHOI, Brian Armstrong, L J Brock, Emile Choi Coinbase

Brian Armstrong’s new problem: 60-plus free agents

A lot has been made of the open memo that CEO Brian Armstrong published nearly two weekends ago, essentially barring political activism at work because he sees it as a distraction. He also made it clear that employees who disagreed with the decision — and he foresaw that some would not be happy — were free to leave. “I recognize that our approach is not for everyone, and may be controversial. I know that many people may not agree, and some employees may resign. I also know that some of what I’ve...
Tags: TC, California, Tech, Coinbase, Armstrong, Brian Armstrong

Human Capital: Uber engineer explains why he spoke out against Prop 22

Welcome back to Human Capital where we discuss the latest in labor, and diversity and inclusion in tech. This week’s eyebrow-raising moment came Wednesday when the U.S. Department of Labor essentially accused Microsoft of reverse racism (not a real thing) for committing to hire more Black people at its predominantly white company. And that wasn’t even the most notable news items of the week. Instead that award goes to Uber engineer Kurt Nelson and his decision to speak out against his empl...
Tags: Google, TC, Uber, Microsoft, Unions, Labor, California, Biz, US, Tech, Diversity, Kickstarter, Poland, Silicon Valley, Paradigm, Andreessen Horowitz

Scottish trio to miss Euro play-off after positive virus test

London (AFP) – Scottish football chiefs have announced that Stuart Armstrong, Kieran Tierney and Ryan Christie will miss Thursday’s European Championship play-off semi-final against Israel after Armstrong tested positive for coronavirus. The Scottish Football Association... Visit for the rest of the story.
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These Southern California developed fruit trees will flourish in your garden

With the novel coronavirus keeping everyone stuck at home, 2020 has been a year of gardening and house plant accumulation for many of us. By now, you’ve presumably named all your houseplants and already started your winter vegetable garden, so you might be thinking of broadening your horizons: Like say, getting a fruit tree? Plenty of fruit trees grow well in Southern California, and many were developed here, from the citrus plants cultivated as part of UC Riverside’s Citrus Variety Collection t...
Tags: Gardening, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Babcock, Southern California, Ontario, Kahn, Gordon, Whittier, Armstrong, McDonough, University of California Riverside, Hass, UC Riverside

Keeping Up With the Traditions

Gallery | 22 Photos Gallery | 22 Photos Gallery | 15 Photos Keeping Up With the Traditions Every year we as Dover students have that one week in the school year where throughout the week we dress in crazy outfits and continue traditions that have gone through Dover history for decades. This week is called “Dover-Phila Week”.  There have been traditions that still happen today, but also some that have been retired from the past. So let...
Tags: Jobs, Features, Phila, Dover, Showcase, Armstrong, Photo Galleries, Shankle, Tom Armstrong, Dover Phila, Doug Willoughby

Coinbase Offers Severance Package to Employees Unsatisfied With 'Apolitical' Mission

An anonymous reader shares a report: Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong sent his employees a letter telling them to get in line with a new company "culture shift," offering those unwilling to do so a "generous separation package." Armstrong sent the letter, which CoinDesk obtained, to Coinbase employees on Wednesday, stating the time has come to have a "difficult conversation" over his recent clarification of Coinbase's mission. Armstrong wrote that Coinbase had "an apolitical culture" in an open lett...
Tags: Tech, Coinbase, Armstrong, COBRA, Brian Armstrong

Ella Fitzgerald Imitates Louis Armstrong’s Gravelly Voice While Singing “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Baby”

Are great artists born, or are they made? Probably a little of both, but I suspect that deep down, even if we don’t like to admit it, we know it’s probably a little more the former. We can become skilled at most anything with dedication and hard work. Talent is another matter—a mysterious combination of qualities we know when we hear but can’t always define. Ella Fitzgerald had it when she first stepped on stage on amateur night at Harlem’s Apollo Theater as a teenager, intending to do a tap dan...
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Christgau: Remembering The Volatile Stanley Crouch

“Crouch was a fervent American who was an even more fervent African American. He loved to perturb all comers by arguing that in the end the Middle Passage was good for Africans, but nowhere near as much as he loved to praise the richness and diversity of the Black cultures that the horrors of slavery made possible. For him, the peak of these cultures was jazz — from Armstrong to bebop, please, post-’60s not so much.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, People, Armstrong, Crouch, Stanley Crouch, Christgau, 09.23.20

Darcy Kuemper One Of The Players Mentioned In Trade And UFA Talk

from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, The ink is barely dry on the GM contract Bill Armstrong signed in Arizona and his phone undoubtedly has already exploded. The word is out on the Coyotes needing to cut payroll, and of course, needing draft picks.... The 30-year-old is a popular target for teams looking to upgrade in goal. I mentioned Carolina last week but you can add Calgary among the other teams who have called the Coyotes on him. The Flames are doing their rounds looking at t...
Tags: Sport, Arizona, Gm, Calgary, Coyotes, Carolina, Armstrong, Darcy Kuemper, Kuemper, Pierre Lebrun, Bill Armstrong, UFA Cam Talbot

‘The Glorias’ Trailer: Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander Are Two of The Four Actresses Playing Feminist Activist Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem is a feminist icon so multifaceted that she needs more than one actress to portray her. So says The Glorias trailer, which stars Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Lulu Wilson, and Ryan Keira Armstrong as Gloria Steinem, the envelope-pushing activist at the forefront of the second-wave feminist movement in the 1970s. The star-studded biopic, based on Steinem’s memoir My Life on the Road, tells the life of the activist in a “nontraditional biopic” that promises to put a twist on the...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Movies, Drama, Julianne Moore, India, Tesla, Bob Dylan, Ethan Hawke, Movie Trailers, True Story, Gloria Steinem, Janelle Monae, Alicia Vikander, Wilson, Moore

Bill Armstrong Named GM Of The Arizona Coyotes

GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Arizona Coyotes Owner, Chairman & Governor Alex Meruelo announced today that Bill Armstrong has been named as the Coyotes' new General Manager. Armstrong joins the Coyotes from the St. Louis Blues, where he served as the club's Assistant General Manager/Director of Amateur Scouting the past two years and was instrumental in building the Blues team that won the 2019 Stanley Cup. Armstrong becomes the tenth general manager in franchise history. As per Club policy, t...
Tags: Sport, Glendale, Gm, Bill, Coyotes, Arizona Coyotes, St Louis Blues, Armstrong, Arizona Continue, Bill Armstrong, ARIZONA Arizona Coyotes, Alex Meruelo, As per Club, Meruelo Bill

12 tricks Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and other famous execs used to run meetings

At Amazon, people aren't only expected to participate in meetings, they're obliged to speak up if they disagree with something that was said. Getty Images The overwhelming majority of business leaders find most meetings largely unproductive, per a 2017 survey conducted by the Harvard Business Review. Unproductive meetings are usually caused by having too many people in the room, not having an agenda, or simply meeting too often. Successful executives like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Yahoo, Steve Jobs, Evernote, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Nike, Tesla, Hp, Larry Page, Gm

M. C. Armstrong's Playlist for His Memoir "The Mysteries of Haditha"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Roxane Gay, and many others. M. C. Armstrong's The Mysteries of Haditha is more than a war memoir, the book combines reportage with autobiography to remarkable effect. Phil Klay wrote of the book: "The Mysteries of Haditha is...
Tags: Music, Guantanamo Bay, Diet, Navy, Snowden, Nsa, Berlin Wall, Iraq, Wilco, America, Syria, David, United States, Edward Snowden, Middle East, Al Qaeda

Billie Joe Armstrong – “Whole Wide World” (Wreckless Eric Cover)

There is something hilariously and almost delightfully un-punk about Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong releasing an Amazon exclusive on a Bandcamp Day. Presumably, Armstrong had nothing to do with this particular bit of timing. It's still funny. But then, I'm writing a blog post about Armstrong's Amazon song, and you're reading it, so maybe … More »
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Tom Seaver, like Robin Williams, had Lewy body dementia, but what is this strange illness?

Lewy body dementia was highlighted in the news twice this week with the death of Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver from Lewy body dementia complications and the release of “Robin’s Wish,” a documentary about Robin Williams’ final years, when the actor lived with Lewy body dementia. Seaver died Aug. 31, 2020 at age 75; Williams died at age 63 on Aug. 11, 2014. You likely know of the men, but you aren’t alone if you ask, “What is Lewy body dementia?”And you may also wonder: What causes it?Lewy body ...
Tags: News, Robin Williams, Research, United States, Williams, National Institutes of Health, Hall of Fame, Robin, Armstrong, Florida Department of Health, Lewy, UF Health, Susan Schneider Williams, Tom Seaver, National Institute on Aging, Seaver

Blues Move Allen but Lasting Legacy Remains

In one fell swoop today, St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong clarified the team’s goaltending picture for next season, cleared much-needed salary cap space for the team’s offseason objectives, and made the pathway to re-signing team captain Alex Pietrangelo clearer. And yet, in St. Louis, many fans’ response to the news was bittersweet, because in doing so, Armstrong traded a goaltender whose legacy in St. Louis dates back over a decade. The Blues traded backup goaltender Jake Alle...
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