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A group of tech billionaires is funding 'fast grants' of up to $500,000 for COVID-19 research, with every grant decision made in less than 48 hours

A new venture fund is offering grants of $10,000 to $500,000 to coronavirus researchers, and every grant decision will be made in less than 48 hours. The fund, Fast Grants, has raised $10 million from 10 backers including Paul Graham, Stripe cofounders John and Patrick Collison, and LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman. Backers say they were inspired by the World War II-era National Defense Research Committee, which sidestepped traditional grant approval processes to fund scientific research quickl...
Tags: US, Trends, Linkedin, Reid Hoffman, John, Paul Graham, George Mason University, Patrick Collison, Emergent Ventures, COVID, National Defense Research Committee

Meet the 15 youngest billionaires in America

Forbes released its 2020 edition of the World's Billionaires List, which ranks the richest people in the world. The youngest billionaire on the list, 22-year-old Kylie Jenner, is the founder of Kylie Cosmetics. In late 2019, she agreed to sell 51% of her company to beauty conglomerate Coty Inc. for $600 million. The deal valued her company at $1.2 billion. The 15 youngest billionaires in America are collectively worth over $100 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Some...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Microsoft, Stanford, US, America, Trends, Walmart, World, Snapchat, Harvard, Sabmiller, Airbnb, John, Evan Spiegel

The One with Phoebe and Ryan

John and Craig enlist Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, The Nines) to break the fourth wall on our first-ever live video Scriptnotes. We discuss when to address the camera, why Deadpool 2 is the saddest movie to watch on a flight, and how to take notes as an actor/writer. Then we welcome a premium member to play a round of Bad Screenwriting Advice, where we compare internet advice to bogus advice made up by John. We also take listener questions from the Yo...
Tags: News, Russia, John, John August, Deadpool, Hulu, Maldives, Craig, Ryan, Phoebe, Phoebe Waller Bridge, Auld Lang Syne, Craig Mazin, Ryan Reynolds Deadpool, Screenwriting, Scriptnotes

Some Good News: The Hamilton Edition

So, the second episode of John Krasinski’s Some Good News might be even better than the first one (which included, if you recall, an The Office reunion with Steve Carell). I don’t want to entirely ruin it, but in the second half of the show, John and some co-conspirators totally make the day/year/century of a young Hamilton fan who missed going to the live show because of the pandemic. Tags: crying at work   Hamilton   John Krasinski   Lin-Manuel Miranda   video [Author: Jason Kottke]
Tags: John, Steve Carell, Hamilton, John Krasinski, Jason Kottke, Hamilton Edition, Hamilton John Krasinski Lin Manuel Miranda

North America: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Business Aviation

United States, Canada, Mexico & Caribbean United States April 1, 2020 Hawaii Hawaii has put into effect a 14-day quarantine for INTERISLAND travel as well as the quarantine already in place from international and mainland arrivals. It is effective today. Per a declaration by Hawaii’s governor, any arriving passengers and crew will be subject to “Mandatory Quarantine” effective at 12:01 AM HST this Thursday, March 26. Individuals and crew can depart the state at any time during the quar...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Usa, Congress, Mexico, France, White House, China, US, Iran, Dhs, Virus, Canada, United States, Ireland

This Day in History: Joseph Manton, Pioneering British Gunsmith, is Born

Manton arm with his tube lock (RIAC) England -(  On April 6, 1766, Joseph Manton was born in Grantham, England. At the age of 15, Joseph was apprenticed to his older brother John, who was a gunsmith in London. By the time he was 23, Joseph had opened up a gun shop of his own. His brother John made quality guns, to be sure, but he would soon be eclipsed by his younger brother. It wasn’t long before his talents were noticed by the government in the 1790s. Soon, Joseph obtained a R...
Tags: England, London, Guns, History, John, Nra, Joseph, Forsyth, Percussion, Firearm News, William Moore, Manton, Logan Metesh, Board of Ordnance, High Caliber History LLC, High Caliber History

Doctor with virus made goodbye video to her kids

Intensive care doctor Julie John shares emotional message to her kids just in case she died. Dr.John is getting better, but will be under quarantine for another 7-14 days.
Tags: News, Stories, John, Julie John

Intensive care doctor with coronavirus made goodbye video for her kids

Intensive care doctor Julie John shares emotional message to her kids just in case she died. Dr.John is getting better, but will be under quarantine for another 7-14 days.
Tags: News, Stories, John, Julie John

Video calls replace hugs for elderly in senior care amid coronavirus outbreak

Three times a day for more than four years, 88-year-old Jeanne Wintheiser would amble from her one-bedroom apartment at the Town & Country senior community through a labyrinth of hallways and corridors to reach the room of her husband, an Alzheimer’s patient at the other end of the sprawling Santa Ana facility. There, she would often feed Bob Wintheiser, 89, his favorite meal — hamburgers — and together during baseball season they would watch their beloved Los Angeles Angels on television. About...
Tags: Europe, News, California, La, China, Sport, Public Health, Britain, Soccer, Italy, John, Bob, Guatemala, Orange County, Orange, Villa Park

Intensive care doctor Julie John shares emotional ...

Intensive care doctor Julie John shares emotional message to her kids just in case she died. Dr.John is getting better, but will be under quarantine for another 7-14 days.
Tags: Health, John, Julie John

Fall Foliage in Burlington Vermont

John had told me about the fall foliage in Vermont. I had to see it for myself. Marlyn tagged along for the trip. It was nice traveling with someone. Along the way we stopped for some ice cream at the Ben n' Jerry's facility.
Tags: Travel, John, Vermont, Jerry, Burlington Vermont, Marlyn

AmmoLand News Cracks The Top 1000 Most Read U.S. Websites

Opinion AmmoLand News Cracks The Top 1000 Most Read U.S. Websites U.S.A. –-( to Alexa (Amazon’s web analytics tracking site), AmmoLand Shooting Sports News has cracked the top 1000 most visited websites in the United States. AmmoLand News launched on October 2nd, 2008 with a post featuring the Frank Loesser song “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition.” When the site began, it was called the Ammoland News and Business Directory. Since then, AmmoLand News has publishe...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, Guns, California, US, United States, New Jersey, John, Nra, Northern Virginia, Frank Loesser, Xavier Becerra, Alexa Amazon, John Crump, Riehl, Shooting Industry News

We’re totally here silver fox congressional candidate John Blair’s shirtless campaign video

Meet John Blair. He’s currently running to represent New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional district. If elected, he would become the first out LGBTQ member of Congress from the state. “Only eight openly LGBTQ elected officials are serving in all of New Mexico,” Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund, says, “so it will be a groundbreaking moment when voters make John the first openly LGBTQ member of Congress from the state.” AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inart...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, Lifestyle, Gay, John, New Mexico, Billy, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Campaign Ads, Hill, Blair, Pete, John Blair, Tammy Baldwin

"Bill Withers, the legendary soul singer behind 1970s hits like 'Lean on Me,' 'Lovely Day' and 'Ain’t No Sunshine,' died on Monday in Los Angeles.… He was 81."

"The soulful singer and three-time Grammy winner died from heart complications."Quotes from the NYT obituary and well-chosen YouTube embeds at my son John's blog.This is not another celebrity coronavirus case. There are other ways to die, we may forget.John also has quotes from a Roger Ebert review of a documentary about Withers. An excerpt from John's excerpt:Perhaps in an attempt to slip some "meaning" into the film, the documentarians Damani Baker and Alex Vlack arrange a conversation with th...
Tags: Music, Law, Los Angeles, Roger Ebert, John, Bill, Pbs, Cornel West, Tavis Smiley, Bill Withers, Withers, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse, Damani Baker, Alex Vlack

Coronavirus: What could help us return to normal? Experts say antibody testing could be key

How will we know when it’s safe to go back to work? To the movies? To Disneyland? When can the devastated economy rumble back to life? A key to getting those answers, epidemiologists say, is development of the type of simple, cheap blood test that a Little Saigon doctor has drawn official rebuke for offering. Used properly — and widely — such “surveillance testing” could allow public health officials to understand how widespread infection is in individual communities. That, in turn, could tell t...
Tags: Health, South Korea, News, Colorado, Australia, California, Cdc, Singapore, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Fda, John, Disneyland

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Kate Winslet, Elton John Salute U.K.’s National Health Service (WATCH)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Kate Winslet, Daniel Craig and Elton John are among the British celebrities saluting the U.K.’s National Health Service in an online tribute. The video was posted to Twitter by the NHS on Thursday night and has garnered more than 295,000 views thus far. While holding a #ThankYouNHS placard, John said: “You are our […]
Tags: Health, News, Global, Actors, NHS, Elton John, Kate Winslet, John, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Phoebe Waller, Entertainment Industry, U K s National Health Service, Coronavirus, Kate Winslet Daniel Craig

Master the skills of negotiating in everyday life

You're negotiating every day of your life, whether it's a huge business deal or something as small as getting the remote control from your partner, says Shark Tank investor Daymond John. Over 65 percent of communication is body language. Only seven percent is what you say. Using body language effectively is a simple way to shift power to your court during negotiations or strategically shift power over to others.Used-car salespeople have this down to a fine art, says John. They are the best becau...
Tags: Work, Motivation, Money, Entrepreneur, Success, Communication, Choice, Language, Innovation, Emotions, John, Speech, Shark Tank, Personal Growth, Goal-setting, Decision-making

The Age of Zoom

In this Marketing Over Coffee: Learn about the Payroll Protection Plan, Working from Home, 19 Pounds, and more! Direct Link to File Brought to you by our sponsor: LinkedIn John donates to Snopes The fed buying securities? For small businesses and freelancers check out the Payroll Protection Plan Google Ads Grant as credit to accounts in good standing Adobe Small Business Relief 6:14 We’ve got a special offer for Marketing over Coffee Listeners, you can redeem a free $100 LinkedIn ad credi...
Tags: Podcast, Marketing, Logitech, John, Grant, Coffee Listeners

Delicious Vinyl

We examine when culture from our past — like the 20-year-old comedy “High Fidelity” — gets reborn … as “High Fidelity.”
Tags: News, John, Kravitz, Zoe, Cusack, High Fidelity (TV Program, High Fidelity (Movie

Defense Distributed Launches The “Netflix of Guns”

Defense Distributed Liberator Pistol Houston, TX –-( The company that started the 3D gun craze a few years back with its single fire pistol, the Liberator, is back online. Defense Distributed has rolled out a new version of its Defcad website. Defcad is the non-profit's online repository of files that lets users print firearms using 3D printers. The Obama administration shut down the Defcad website by claiming that the file repository violated the International Traffic in Arms R...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Guns, Obama, Netflix, United States, New Jersey, John, State Department, Wilson, Trump, Nra, Brady, Northern Virginia, CNC, Commerce Department

Cannabis dispensaries essential

Cannabis dispensaries and grocery stores usually don’t have much in common. The same can be said for dispensaries and delivery warehouses, or dispensaries and wastewater treatment plants. But in the era of COVID-19, one common thread ties these service locations together: They’ve all been deemed essential. Of the nine states with legal cannabis in the United States, all but Massachusetts have kept recreational dispensaries open. The number of dispensaries that have remained open is much high...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, Bloomberg, Cannabis, United States, Michigan, John, Las Vegas, Nevada, Denver, Pandemics, Leaflink

"This is ridiculous. Even if our most optimistic expectations about the coronavirus come true, the convention should be canceled, not postponed."

My son John writes (on Facebook) reacting to "Democratic National Convention to Be Postponed Until Mid-August" (Wall Street Journal). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Facebook, Law, John, Democratic Party, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign, Mid August Wall Street Journal

Bucky Pizzarelli, Master of the Jazz Guitar, Is Dead at 94

After years as a relatively anonymous session musician, Mr. Pizzarelli, who has died of the coronavirus, became a mainstay of the New York jazz scene.
Tags: New York, News, Jazz, John, Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Deaths (Obituaries, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Bucky Pizzarelli Master

2026 and the Case for Co-location of Biorefineries with Advanced Nuclear

By Ross Mazur and Joel Braden of Sustainable Fuels Consulting LLC, and graciously edited by Nick Touran Special to The Digest Intro Advanced nuclear has made significant inroads over the past decade. Nearly 50 startups now occupy the space. Advanced nuclear is no longer a dream for the future, this sector has already broken ground. According to the most recent round of press releases, many advanced nuclear technology hopefuls portend that zero-carbon electricity, hydrogen, and copious qua...
Tags: Asia, Japan, UK, Indonesia, Russia, India, US, Georgia, Eu, Ukraine, New Brunswick, Idaho, Switzerland, Belgium, John, Kazakhstan

Man reveals partner’s terrifying, near-death COVID-19 experience

L-R: Brian Zupanick and John Giarratano (Photo: Supplied) A gay man in New York City has shared details of his partner’s fight against COVID-19, warning the virus infection, “should be taken seriously and everyone should be terrified.” John Giarratano is a freelance TV producer who lives with his partner of ten years, Brian Zupanick, in Queens, NYC. The city has emerged as a coronavirus hotspot in the US. When Giarratano, 42, developed a fever on Friday, March 6, both men were concerned but n...
Tags: Cdc, Life, New York City, US, Lifestyle, New Jersey, John, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Central Park, Mount Sinai, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Leslie Jordan, Howard Beach, Giarratano

Kings Sign Tyler Madden to ELC

Northeastern University forward Tyler Madden has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings, forgoing his last two years of NCAA eligibility. Very excited to sign my entry level contract with the @lakings organization. The last 2 years have been very special for me as a…— Tyler Madden (@tp_madden10) March 30, 2020 Madden tallied 37 points in 27 games...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Chicago, New Jersey, Ncaa, John, Kazakhstan, Hockey, NHL, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, Huskies, Joel Marklund, Tyler Toffoli, Vancouver Canucks, Northeastern University

For Your Inspiration: 19 Home Offices We Love, Remote Work Edition

Like millions of quarantining families, for the past few weeks my husband and I have been working from home and our kids “distance-learning.” He and I, in general, don’t work well together (he’s on conference calls all day; I prefer to do my work while half-tuning in to the Brian Lehrer Show), nor do our sons (let’s just say one likes to hum and the other really, really doesn’t), so we’ve all retreated to separate corners of our house. My husband snagged the study as his remote office. Our 14-ye...
Tags: Home, Books, London, Matthew Williams, La, Toronto, Brooklyn, Paris, Ikea, John, Copenhagen, Modern House, Josh, Task Lighting, Valentin, Howe

'Out of time': How a pandemic and an oil crash almost sank Newfoundland and Labrador

His province was reporting just four cases of COVID-19 when Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball wrote the prime minister to warn that his province was about to go under.It wasn't the health crisis that had Ball so concerned — though that clearly was a major worry. It was a financial crisis that had him reaching out to Justin Trudeau for help.In the March 20 letter, Ball warned that Newfoundland and Labrador had "run out of time," according to sources with knowledge of the events.T...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Russia, US, World, Canada, Newfoundland, John, Alberta, Ball, Ottawa, Saskatchewan, Justin Trudeau, Vale, Bank of Canada, Labrador

Some Good News with John Krasinski

Everyone say, thank you John for the heartfelt comic relief. (And plan to see A Quiet Place II—when it’s safe to see a scary movie in theaters again.)
Tags: Miscellaneous, Filmmaking, John, John Krasinski

"For years, I've been working on a list of 'my favorite movie from each year of the last 100 years.'"

"It'll still take me a while to finish, but since we're all binging movies during the coronavirus situation, I'm going to give you a sneak preview… So here's a sampling of one movie for each decade from my upcoming list. The final list will have a lot more to it than this — not just 10+ times as many movies, but also extra content about each one....."My son John writes on his blog. Go to the link to see the 10 recommendations and where to go to stream them. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Alth...
Tags: Movies, Law, John, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse