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Tracy Chou launches Block Party to combat online harassment and abuse

Block Party, an anti-harassment startup that aims to help folks feel safer on social media founded by Tracy Chou, launched today. Currently only available for Twitter, Block Party helps people filter out the content they don’t want to see and into what Block Party calls the Lockout Folder. That’s where all of the filtered-out content lives in the event you want to review it later. “We think it’s important to still acknowledge that these people exist,” Chou told me. If you pretend like it doesn’t...
Tags: Facebook, Harassment, Tech, Diversity, Quora, Tracy Chou, Include, Block Party, Chou, Charles Hudson, Precursor Ventures, Twitter Block Party, Alexia Bonatsos Ellen Pao Alex Stamos

Pace launches out of private beta with a plan to scale virtual group therapy

One in five people have a mental health illness. Pace, a new startup founded by Pinterest and Affirm executives, wants to pay attention to the other four in that statistic. “Nobody is perfectly mentally healthy all the time,” said Jack Chou, Pace co-founder. “It’s a non-existent idea, everyone is sort of swimming in between being clinically mentally unhealthy and perfectly mentally happy.” While diagnosable mental health conditions might get an individual medication or therapy, those that live i...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Pinterest, Tech, Mental Health, Meyer, Talkspace, Sdk, Coa, SPAC, Nellie, Maveron, Lyra Health, Chou, Hunter Walk

A high-seas food fight has already 'gone kinetic,' and US military officials warn it still poses a bigger threat

Indonesia's navy blows up foreign fishing boats caught fishing illegally in Indonesian waters, October 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Kanwa) Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing poses an economic and security challenge around the world. China is the biggest offender, and US officials say the growing competition for ocean resources is a facet of the broader competition with Beijing — and one that could escalate. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fishing fleets that haul i...
Tags: South Korea, Indonesia, Navy, China, Russia, US, International, Trends, Eu, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Santiago, West Africa, Argentina, South America

Rapsodo Rhapsody: The Story of the Rapsodo MLM Launch Monitor

True inspiration can come any time, anywhere. Sometimes the innovation is purely accidental, like vulcanized rubber, the microwave oven or Viagra. Other times, as with Batu Okur and the Rapsodo MLM launch monitor, the innovation is purpose-driven to solve a specific problem. The Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor (MLM for short) was Best Outdoor Launch Monitor in 2019. And as we prepare for the 2020 Personal Launch Monitor Buyer’s Guide, we’d like to give you a deep dive into last year’s top performe...
Tags: Sport, Turkey, Golf, Ncaa, Major League Baseball, Polaroid, Henry Ford, Merriam Webster, Chou, MLM, News & Opinion, Art Chou, Rapsodo, Sky Golf, Batu Okur, Sky Caddie SkyTrak

Rare neurological disorder, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, linked to COVID-19

The patient in the case report (let’s call him Tom) was 54 and in good health. For two days in May, he felt unwell and was too weak to get out of bed. When his family finally brought him to the hospital, doctors found that he had a fever and signs of a severe infection, or sepsis. He tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 infection. In addition to symptoms of COVID-19, he was also too weak to move his legs. When a neurologist examined him, Tom was diagnosed with Guillain-...
Tags: News, China, Iran, Italy, Zika, Tom, Guillain Barre, Wuhan China, Italy Spain, Chou, COVID, Guillain Barre Syndrome, Y Chou, Neurocritical Care Society Neha S Dangayach, AiSinai Aarti Sarwal

Protests unfold across LA County, volunteers paint ‘All Black Lives Matter’ on Hollywood Boulevard

Protests against police brutality and racial injustice continued to proliferate throughout Los Angeles County on Saturday, June 13, kicking off with a 9 a.m. gathering of “social workers in solidarity with black lives” at the University of Southern California and a 9:30 a.m. march at the Cochran Ave Baptist Church in Mid-Wilshire. On Hollywood Boulevard, some folks got creative with their statements, painting “All Black Lives Matter” in yellow block letters across the thoroughfare. The effort wa...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Naacp, Black Lives Matter, Black, University Of Southern California, Southern California, Main Street, Compton, Phoenix

Protests unfold across LA County, volunteers paint ‘All Black Lives Matter’ on Hollywood Blvd.

Protests against police brutality and racial injustice continued to proliferate throughout Los Angeles County on Saturday, June 13, kicking off with a 9 a.m. gathering of “social workers in solidarity with black lives” at the University of Southern California and a 9:30 a.m. march at the Cochran Ave Baptist Church in Mid-Wilshire. On Hollywood Boulevard, some folks got creative with their statements, painting “All Black Lives Matter” in yellow block letters across the thoroughfare. The effort wa...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Naacp, Black Lives Matter, University Of Southern California, Southern California, Phoenix, Lee, Los Angeles County, Floyd, Downtown Los Angeles, LA County

Toxic work relationships can be made worse by remote work and times of stress, an expert says. Here's how to cope.

The COVID-19 crisis has ushered in a new era of remote work to the office world. While there are some benefits— like the lack of commute and more flexibility — there are hidden consequences, too. Employees dealing with any toxic work relationships may find that being remote exacerbates them, says Bernadette Jones, co-founder of Visionova HR Consulting There's a long list of problems that can be made worse by isolation and the stress of these troubled times, including unwelcome jokes or humil...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Morgan Stanley, Jones, Tracy Chou, Block Party, Chou, Bernadette Jones, George Floyd, EAP, Visionova HR Consulting Jones, Chou Try

If Airlines Are Suffering, Why Are Some Planes So Full?

Just a few weeks ago, people were posting photos and stories on social media of virtually empty flights, relishing in personalized service and not having to worry about social-distancing.Now, some travelers are complaining about the opposite, flying on planes that are surprisingly full. They are frustrated that airlines aren't doing more to space people out or limit the number of passengers.Even though most flights are generally empty, some continue to fly at or near capacity. Take the Unite...
Tags: News, California, New York City, San Francisco, United States, New York Times, Delta, Houston, North America, United, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Transportation Security Administration, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Newark New Jersey

Some Coronavirus Patients Show Signs of Brain Ailments

Neurologists around the world say that a small subset of patients with COVID-19 are developing serious impairments of the brain.Although fever, cough and difficulty breathing are the typical hallmarks of infection with the new coronavirus, some patients exhibit altered mental status, or encephalopathy, a catchall term for brain disease or dysfunction that can have many underlying causes, as well as other serious conditions. These neurological syndromes join other unusual symptoms, such as dimini...
Tags: News, United States, New York Times, Connecticut, Italy, Holland, Detroit, Baltimore, British Medical Journal, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Wuhan, Parkinson, Stevens, Frontera, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Startup employees fearful of layoffs are looking for quick ways to exercise their stock

EquityBee is a cloud platform where startup employees can find potential investors who could help them exercise their stock options. Founder Oren Barzilai said the platform has seen a spike in interest from startup employees worried about layoffs due to the coronavirus crisis and the economic downturn. "Some of them already know that there are going to be layoffs because the company told them," he told Business Insider. "Some of them just feel the atmosphere and they're concerned." Click here ...
Tags: US, Trends, Oren Barzilai, Chou, Barzilai, EquityBee, Scott Chou, Employee Stock Option Fund

Michaela Onyenwere leads UCLA women past USC, into Pac-12 semifinals

UCLA’s Lauryn Miller, right, grabs a rebound in front of USC’s Kayla Overbeck during the first half of their Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinal on Friday night in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Southern California’s Endyia Rogers (4) drives around UCLA’s Japreece Dean (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinal round of the Pac-12 women’s tournament Friday, March 6, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) Sound The gallery will resume in seco...
Tags: Utah, Colorado, California, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Las Vegas, Oregon State, Pac-12, Baylor, Usc, Ucla, Southern California

Natalie Chou raising her game as UCLA women’s basketball team enters toughest stretch

For the next two and a half weeks, the Bruins will be tested more than they have all season. Starting this weekend with a road trip to the Arizona schools, No. 8 UCLA begins its hardest stretch of the season, facing five Top-20 ranked teams in six games – three of which will be on the road. “It’s going to process some stuff up and kind of have a mirror in front of us,” junior forward Michaela Onyenwere said. “We know it’s going to be a battle every single game and that’s why we came to UCLA. Tha...
Tags: Washington, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, College sports, Ducks, Baylor, Ucla, Huskies, Bruins, Tony, Arizona State, TUCSON Ariz, Plano Texas

Scientists race to use zero gravity to kill the worst cancers

An Australian research mission, launched in 2020 by Elon Musk's SpaceX, will study effects of zero gravity on four cancers.Other missions with similar objectives are set to launch in 2022 aboard the new China Space Station. In earlier experiments, scientists found that microgravity can kill cancer cells. None Can being in zero gravity help beat cancer? A growing field of research, including an upcoming research mission to the International Space Station, is hoping to prove just that.Joshua Ch...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Biology, Medicine, Australia, China, Cancer, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Innovation, Gravity, Grimm, University of Science and Technology, Cosmos

UCLA women’s basketball, in best start under Cori Close, braces for tough Pac-12

The 8,858-person crowd in Eugene was stunned. The unranked Bruins had trapped the No. 2 Ducks. Despite trailing Oregon by as much as 22 points for the first three quarters, UCLA had not only gained the game’s lead but had forced Triple-Double Queen Sabrina Ionescu to foul out. The 74-69 UCLA upset win last year was historic. It was the biggest victory in head coach Cori Close’s eight-year career, and the program’s largest upset since defeating No. 2 Stanford 69-56 in 2008 in Westwood. After reac...
Tags: Oregon, Stanford, Sports, Sport, Indiana, Ap, Soccer, Yale, College sports, Ncaa, North Carolina, Oregon State, Baylor, Usc, Ucla, Bruins

I didn't have the cash to exercise my startup stock options. This Silicon Valley fund offered a way to do it without burying me in debt.

The Employee Stock Option, or ESO, Fund, which is based in Silicon Valley, offers a way for startup workers to exercise their stock options in exchange for a cut of the shares when the startup goes public or is acquired, plus fees and interest. ESO Fund's financing are non-recourse loans. In other words, the firm takes on all the risk. If your options end up not being worth much because of a disappointing IPO or if they become worthless because the startup goes out of business, you wouldn't ha...
Tags: Trends, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Kleiner Perkins, Yammer, Foster City, Chou, Shepard Smith, Minhas, ESO Fund, Scott Chou, Nasdaq Private Market, Business Insider Zero, Shariq Minhas, JetCake

Yuzusoft Changes Art After Using a Real Life Cake Shop as Reference

Eroge developer Yuzusoft has agreed to alter the background art for their upcoming visual novel Kissa Stella to Shinigami no Chou after being accused of basing the art on a real life cake shop without their permission. Yuzusoft was accused of using the exterior appearance of popular cake shop S Koyama (of Sanda City in […]
Tags: Japan, Copyright, Illustration, Artists, Anime, Comparison, Koyama, Chou, H, Image Gallery, Eroge, Visual Novels, Hyogo, Shinigami, Real Life Cake Shop, Yuzusoft

Chou scores 19 as No. 11 UCLA women down N. Colorado 92-58

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Natalie Chou scored all but two of her 19 points in the first half as the No. 11 UCLA women jumped to a big early lead and blew past Northern Colorado 92-58 Friday night. Chou was 7-of-9 shooting with a trio of 3-pointers, Japreece Dean added 18 points and seven assists […]
Tags: News, Colorado, Sports, Los Angeles, Ap, Ucla, Northern Colorado, Chou, Japreece Dean, Natalie Chou

Truly a Wenren—Remembering Chou Wen-chung (1923-2019)

Some reflections by Chen Yi We still don’t want to believe that Professor Chou has passed away. Tears are not enough to express our profound sadness and grief over this tremendous loss. He is a music giant who brought us to and taught us at Columbia University, and mentored us in our creative lives for decades. He has made a huge contribution to the music of our time, yet he is a father-like figure to us. He will be missed by all of us tremendously, and his legacy will live with us forever. Our ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, New York, China, New York City, Religion, US, Taiwan, Beijing, New Jersey, Italy, Korea, Broadway, Poland, Pacific Rim, Mario

Billionaire clothing dynasty heiress launches Everybody & Everyone to make fashion sustainable

Veronica Chou’s family has made its fortune at the forefront of the fast fashion business through investments in companies like Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger . But now, the heiress to an estimated $2.1 billion fortune is launching her own company, Everybody & Everyone, to prove that the fashion industry can be both environmentally sustainable and profitable. There’s no argument about the negative impacts of the fashion industry on the environment. The textiles industry primarily uses non-...
Tags: TC, Hong Kong, Fashion, China, Clothing, Oil, Digital, Articles, America, Tech, Sustainability, Culture, Beijing, Environmentalism, Manufacturing, Carbon Footprint

Exclusive ‘Funan’ Featurette: Director Denis Do Brings a Personal Approach to the Rise of the Khmer Rouge

When approaching horrific historical events like the rise of the violent Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, any filmmaker has to tread carefully. But Funan director Denis Do has to approach the subject with an extra layer of sensitivity because his animated film, hitting select theaters next week, is about his own family. Do’s mother is the basis for the main character of the French-Belgian animated film, which follows a Cambodian woman who searches for her child after he is forcibly taken from he...
Tags: New York, Movies, Los Angeles, War, Animation, Cambodia, Denis, True Story, Persepolis, Video Clips, Khmer Rouge, Chou, the Khmer Rouge, Louis Garrel, Behind the Scenes Footage, Annecy Animation Festival

New Markets promotes Chou to GP

New Markets Venture Partners has promoted Elizabeth Chou to general partner. Prior to joining New Markets, Chou was a senior associate at The Gladstone Companies. PRESS RELEASE FULTON, MD. (PRWEB) APRIL 08, 2019 New Markets Venture Partners today announced the promotion of Elizabeth Chou to General Partner. Since joining New Markets in 2010, Ms. Chou has played an integral role in the firm becoming a market leader, supporting early and growth stage investments in the education and workforce tech...
Tags: America, Trends, People, Jason Palmer, General Partner, Elizabeth, ETS, Questar, Chou, PRWEB, Mount Holyoke College, New Markets Venture Partners, New Markets, Mark Grovic, Elizabeth Chou, Gladstone Companies PRESS RELEASE FULTON

Artist Sketches Makoto Toda’s Pantsu on TV

Actress and AV idol Makoto Toda can be seen wearing a schoolgirl outfit and exposing her pantsu on TV show “Mou! Bakarizumu-san no Chou H”, though the show has gone the extra mile by having an artist then sketch the gorgeous girl (even though many would have been satisfied with her just sitting there). The […]
Tags: Japan, TV, Artists, Anime, Chou, Pantsu, Image Gallery, Seifuku, Makoto Toda

Mao and Chou put glow on Richard Nixon’s day - archive, 22 February 1972

22 February 1972: Richard Nixon begins a seven-day visit to the People’s Republic of China - the first visit to the country by a US presidentPeking, February 21Capping one of the most improbable of days, President Nixon and the Chinese Premier Chou En-lai [Zhou Enlai] toasted each other at a sumptuous banquet tonight in words that promised success for their summit talks this week. Related: From the archive, 21 February 1972: Anti-American slogans greet Nixon in Peking Continue reading...
Tags: China, US, US news, Mao, Nixon, Mao Zedong, Richard Nixon, People 's Republic of China, Zhou Enlai, Chou, Chou En lai

Chicago RPA startup Catalytic hauls in $30M Series B

Robotics Process Automation (RPA) is as hot as any enterprise technology at the moment, as companies look for ways to marry their legacy systems with a more modern flavor of automation. Catalytic, a startup from the midwest is putting its own flavor on RPA, aiming at more unstructured data. Today it was rewarded with a $30 million Series B investment. The investment was led by Intel Capital with participation from Redline Capital and existing investors NEA, Boldstart and Hyde Park Angel. Toda...
Tags: Startups, Cloud, Enterprise, NYC, Funding, Tech, Chicago, Sap, Intel Capital, Bosch, NLP, RPA, Redline Capital, Chou, BoldStart Ventures, Catalytic

Sneak Peek - My first gardening book is published - Pre-orders are welcome!

My first book - Mastering the Art of Vegetable Gardening launches on Jan. 1 with pre-orders started already on Amazon looking good. Thanks to all of you who placed orders early. I know the delivery date was originally Dec. 18 but Amazon tells us that it is now the first week of January. Hey, maybe that's a good sign? You know, for someone who may seem as perpetually busy as a woodchuck I am known to be as lazy as one too. Here it is - three weeks before my book Mastering The Art of Vegeta...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Lifestyle, Italy, Tokyo, Steve, Joe, Don, Matt Mattus, Saladisi, Victory Garden, Chou, Roger Swain, Worcester Airport, Luffa, Mrs Maisel

Vin Diesel’s xXx 4 Adds Taiwanese Actor Jay Chou

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Vin Diesel’s xXx 4 adds Taiwanese actor Jay Chou According to The Hollywood Reporter, Taiwanese singer-actor Jay Chou has officially been cast alognside Vin Diesel in the upcoming xXx 4. He is best known for roles in the 2011 film The Green Hornet opposite Seth Rogen, and in director Jon M. Chu’s Now You See Me 2 as Li.  “This is an incredibly exciting film, which I’m beyond happy to join,” Chou said in a statement. Chou will be joining lead star Vin Diesel along with Chin...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Taiwan, Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogen, James Gunn, Shia LaBeouf, Zodiac, Vin Diesel, Golden Globe, Caruso, Xander Cage, Michelle Monaghan, Touchstone Pictures, Jay Chou, Chou

Former Pasadena officer admits illegally selling firearms, buying gun for someone else

A former Pasadena police lieutenant pleaded guilty Thursday, Sept. 20, to dealing firearms without a license and making a false statement while buying a pistol — a gun that he claimed to be buying for  for himself but which he later sold to someone else. Vasken Kenneth Gourdikian, who federal authorities said sold 108 firearms illegally from March 15, 2014 to Feb. 9, 2017,  in the case. In exchange, the U.S. Attorney’s Office agreed to drop two other charges. Gourdikian, 48, entered his guilty ...
Tags: News, Guns, California, Police, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Local News, Ontario, San Bernardino, Lax, Sánchez, Glock, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms

This startup wants to make blood testing as easy as snapping a photo with an iPhone

In the wake of Theranos — the buzzy blood-testing unicorn that's fallen from grace and whose founder faces criminal charges — startups are still working to make blood-testing faster and cheaper.  One new startup called Essenlix uses an iPhone and an attached device to run tests like a complete blood count, used to measure red and white blood cells in the body.  The device, not yet approved, could bring blood-testing technology to more people who might not have access to a full lab.  The stor...
Tags: US, Trends, Walgreens, Silicon Valley, Fda, Cbc, Princeton University, Nyu, Washington University School of Medicine, Chou, St Louis Children s Hospital, Dietzen, American Association for Clinical Chemistry, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Stephen Chou, Theranos The New Jersey

“The Hermeneutics of the Biblical Writers” by Abner Chou

When I was in Bible College, I was taught that our modern practices of hermeneutics differ from those used by the biblical prophets and apostles themselves. I was told in class that while the biblical authors used allegory and typology (cf. Gal 4:24-25), this is not something we are allowed to practice today as good students of Scripture. The reason, I was told, was because they were inspired and we are not. But it turns out that not even the biblical authors practiced allegory and typology. Ins...
Tags: Israel, Jesus, Moses, Bible Study, Jesus Himself, Chou, Amazon Please, Hermeneutics, Abner Chou, Redeeming Books, Books I'm Reading