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CHP Officer Saves 6-Week-Old From Choking

FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — A Solano CHP Officer is being hailed a hero after saving a six-week-old baby from choking. What started off as a normal Saturday running errands quickly turned into a nightmare for Mei’a Mays and her six-week-old daughter Ma’laya. “I had looked over at her and noticed that she had started making faces as if she was choking,” Mays said. Mei’a’s mom Lorna Hayes, who was driving on I-80 in Fairfield, quickly pulled over. The ladies tried to clear Ma’laya’s airway but her breathi...
Tags: News, Local, Sacramento, Fairfield, Solano County, Ma, Hayes, Mays, Ramos, CHP Solano, CBS Sacramento News, Mei'a Mays, Mei'a, Lorna Hayes, Paul Ramos

This California debut novelist just got longlisted for Britain’s Booker Prize

“How Much of These Hills Is Gold,” the debut novel from C Pam Zhang, received rave reviews, was named the first selection in Goop’s book club and landed the author an appearance on “Late Night with Seth Myers.” And just this week, the book was named one of the 13 contenders on the Booker Prize longlist, the prestigious British award that only began allowing Americans to compete in 2014. But in some ways, the reality of the book’s release hadn’t quite hit Zhang yet. “It came out while the area wa...
Tags: Books, California, Kentucky, La, America, San Francisco, Sport, Thailand, Things To Do, Britain, Soccer, Oliver Stone, Sam, Penguin Random House, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Lucy

Rhiannon Giddens Named Artistic Director Of Silkroad, Yo-Yo Ma’s Cross-Cultural Project

“Silkroad has to exist outside of Yo-Yo, but Yo-Yo is an inalterable part of Silkroad,” said the singer/banjo player/fiddler/opera composer. “Both of those things have to exist at the same time, and it has to take some thought about how to do that in a way that feels good to everyone involved.” Ma, for his part, said of Giddens, “She lives Silkroad’s values.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Ma, Rhiannon Giddens, Yo Yo, Giddens, SilkRoad, 07.28.20, Silkroad Yo Yo Ma

California Lawmakers Propose $100 Billion Stimulus Plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats who control California’s Legislature on Monday proposed a $100 billion economic stimulus plan that relies on what they are calling “future tax vouchers” along with speeding up other spending during the coronavirus pandemic. The plan would allow state Treasurer Fiona Ma to issue tax vouchers that proponents said could raise billions of dollars, though they said it was too soon to provide a more detailed estimate. The state would let taxpayers prepay their taxes...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Senate, California News, San Francisco, Ap, San Jose, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Legislature, Ma, Ting, Sacramento Calif

The Celebrity Bookshelf Detective Is Back

We peer over the shoulders of Gwyneth Paltrow, Regina King, Charlamagne tha God, Yo-Yo Ma and others for a glimpse at their reading habits.
Tags: News, King, Penn, Yo-yo, Tom, Sean, Powell, Ma, Yo Yo Ma, Paltrow, Patti, Hanks, Gwyneth, Books and Literature, LuPone, Charlamagne Tha God

Comment on pasta with pesto genovese by Mary G.

Seven Hills Pasta Company in MA creates an old school pasta like you described. Delicious and authentically made. Check them out!
Tags: Food, Ma, Mary G, Seven Hills Pasta Company

"'Have you heard the news?' he said, with a grin/'The Vice-President’s gone mad!'/'Where?' 'Downtown.' 'When?' 'Last night'/'Hmm, say, that’s too bad!'"

"'Well, there’s nothin’ we can do about it,' said the neighbor/'It’s just somethin’ we’re gonna have to forget'/'Yes, I guess so,' said Ma/Then she asked me if the clothes was still wet...."Full lyrics here. Quotation of Bob Dylan inspired just now by texts from Meade (beginning with a screen shot from my 6:23 a.m. post)(click to enlarge and clarify):ADDED: Here's a little essay about Bob's song, calling it "A wicked take down of 'Ode to Billie Joe'" ("As with Bobby Gentry’s equal parts mundane ...
Tags: Law, Bob Dylan, Editing, Bob, Papa, Ma, Dylan, Meade, Billie Joe, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade, Insanity, Bobby Gentry, Biden rhetoric

Anti-Asian Harassment Is Surging. Can Ads and Hashtags Help?

With more than 2,000 incidents and little action from the federal government, efforts to curtail pandemic-related racism have fallen to P.S.A.s and social media campaigns.
Tags: News, Alan, Discrimination, Yang, Ma, Advertising and Marketing, Race and Ethnicity, Asian-Americans, Chinese-Americans, Advertising Council, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Tzi (Actor

Jack Ma's newest venture is planning a $200 billion IPO — and it could be the largest public offering in history

Chinese fintech giant Ant Group is preparing a dual public offering in Shanghai and Hong Kong, the company announced Monday. Ant is the parent company of Alipay, and was founded by billionaire Alibaba cofounder Jack Ma. Its public offering would bypass a New York listing as tensions rise between the US and China. The company is reportedly seeking a $200 billion valuation, which could make it one of the largest public offerings in history.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Shanghai, Alibaba, Alipay, Jack Ma, Ant, Ma, China Washington, Eric Jing, Ant Group, Monday Ant

Local high school football standouts selected for Sports Illustrated All-American watch list

Several of the top high school football players in Southern California were selected for Sports Illustrated’s watch list for its 2020 All-American team. The list consists of 1,000 seniors and will be used to select the SI All-American team. The states with the most players on the list are Florida (142), Texas (130), Georgia (84) and California (79). Among the Southern California area players on the list are Centennial defensive lineman Korey Foreman, Oaks Christian linebacker Ethan Calvert, Mate...
Tags: Florida, Texas, California, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Lausd, Southern California, Wright, John McCoy, Ma, Crescenta Valley, Mission Viejo, John Bosco, Paul Rodriguez

China executes man in coronavirus-rage killing case

A Chinese man who stabbed to death two people at a coronavirus travel checkpoint was executed Thursday, the Supreme People's Court said. Ma Jianguo was driving with friends to a village in rural Yunnan for a karaoke party when he came to a barricade blocking his path. Ma, aged 24, then stabbed two checkpoint volunteers several times in the abdomen, killing them, the court said in a posting on its official social media account.
Tags: News, China, Ma, Yunnan, Supreme People s Court, Ma Jianguo

China's Influence Via WeChat Is 'Flying Under the Radar' of Most Western Democracies

China's WeChat, like most social networks, is a haven for disinformation and "fake news". Less well-known, at least in the West, is its role in mobilising Chinese diaspora communities to support particular political policies or people, according to a report. schwit1 shares the report: These activities are coordinated through a system known as the United Front, a network of party and state agencies that are responsible for influencing purportedly independent groups outside the Chinese Communist P...
Tags: Australia, China, Tech, West, Xi Jinping, Wang Yang, WeChat, Chinese communist party, Ma, United Front, United Front Work Department, Maree Ma, Vision Times

Yahoo Small Business Offers Free Website for 1 Year with Get Online Offer

Small businesses looking to connect with customers can now get a website for free. Yahoo Small Business is offering their Get Online offer. The offer lasts for one year. That’s good news for the sizeable number of business owners looking to get a website  for the first time in 2020.  And those looking to make the move to the digital economy as COVID-19 restrictions loosen up. Yahoo Small Business Free Website Offer Maria Melo, a senior business advisor at Yahoo Small Business fronts the effor...
Tags: Yahoo, Sales, Daniel Johnson, Ma, Small Business News, Yahoo Small Business, Maria Melo, Yahoo Small Business Free Website, Keri Rolland

Jacki Weaver Takes Over a SF Drag Club in Trailer for 'Stage Mother'

"Ma'am - it's not polite to stare!" Momentum Pictures has debuted the official trailer for an indie dramedy titled Stage Mother, the latest film from filmmaker Thom Fitzgerald (Beefcake, The Wild Dogs, 3 Needles, Cloudburst). When the conservative, Texas church-choir director Maybelline inherits her recently deceased son's drag club in San Francisco called "Pandora's Box", she surprises her closed-minded husband and everyone else she knows by moving alone to SF to save the club from bankrupt...
Tags: Texas, Movies, Trailer, San Francisco, Pandora, Jacki Weaver, Ma, Indies, Maybelline, To Watch, Momentum Pictures, Jackie Beat, Wild Dogs, Thom Fitzgerald, Lucy Liu Adrian Grenier Mya Taylor

Please (Don’t) Touch (Without Hand Sanitizer): How Children’s Museums And Interactive Exhibits Are Trying To Reopen Safely

“As states ease restrictions, many museums and animal attractions are next in line to reopen, if they haven’t already. Like other businesses, they must enforce social distancing rules and reduce touch points, measures that run counter to their high level of interactivity. … To better understand how attractions are reimagining their experiences, we reached out to several museums, aquariums, zoos and wildlife centers in the country. Here is a snapshot of their look-Ma-no-hands plans.” – The Washi...
Tags: Art, Issues, Audience, Ma, 06.25.20

Daily Crunch: SoftBank founder leaves Alibaba board

SoftBank and Alibaba seem to be pulling apart, Amazon launches a no-code app builder and a new congressional bill takes a different approach to online protections. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 25, 2020. 1. Masayoshi Son resigns from board of Alibaba; defends SoftBank Group’s investment strategy SoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son said he’s leaving the board of Jack Ma’s Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, a month after Ma left the board of SoftBank. Son said he sees the move as “grad...
Tags: Amazon, Finance, Softbank, New York City, Tech, Nasa, Alibaba, Aws, Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, Trump, Ma, Masayoshi Son, New York City Council, SoftBank Group, Brian Schatz

Masayoshi Son resigns from board of Alibaba; defends SoftBank Group’s investment strategy

SoftBank Group founder Masayoshi Son said on Thursday he is leaving the board of Jack Ma’s Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group today, a month after Ma left the board of Son’s technology group. Son said he sees the move as “graduating” from Alibaba Group’s board, his most successful investment to date, as he swiftly moved to defend the Japanese group’s investment strategy, which has been the subject of scrutiny and public mockery in recent quarters. Son said his conglomerate’s hold...
Tags: Uber, Asia, Japan, Softbank, Tech, Sprint, Alibaba, Venture Capital, WeWork, Alibaba Group, Son, Jack Ma, T Mobile, Ma, Masayoshi Son, Oyo

An Indian businessman just became the first Asian member of the world's 10 richest people. Meet the Ambanis, who live in a $1 billion skyscraper and mingle with royals and Bollywood stars.

An Indian businessman just became the first Asian member of the world's top 10 richest people, per Fortune. Mukesh Ambani is worth an estimated $64.5 billion, making him the ninth-richest person in the world, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. He's the chairman and majority owner of Reliance Industries, which owns Jio Platforms. Ambani's fortune took a hit in the spring of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but his companies have since been thriving. The Ambanis live in a 27-sto...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, UK, Beyonce, Nick Jonas, India, Narendra Modi, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Atlantic, Hillary Clinton

China’s gay dating app Blued eyes Nasdaq IPO to expand overseas

It was around 20 years ago when Baoli Ma hid in his bedroom feeling helpless and lonely for being a gay man in China. Life has changed dramatically for Ma since then. This week, BlueCity, the gay dating and lifestyle platform he created, has filed for an initial public listing on Nasdaq. “To me, herein lies the power of the internet — it empowers us to elevate ourselves, and to bring warmth to others across all corners of the world living in loneliness, helplessness and fear because of their sex...
Tags: Google Play Store, Asia, China, Ipo, Funding, Tech, Thailand, Lgbtq, Vietnam, Grindr, Her, Blued, Sina Weibo, Ma, China Life, NASDAQ IPO

Where USC stands at linebacker entering the 2020 season

Linebacker was a tricky position for USC in 2019. Injuries ravaged the group and made finding a steady rotation around senior John Houston Jr. difficult to do. But another year, and perhaps another set of circumstances, for USC linebackers entering 2020. The group is still young, with only one senior among the ranks, but even those young players have some level of experience after the opportunities created by injuries last year. Here’s a look at where the Trojans stand at linebacker entering 202...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Usc, Ma, Trojans, Reggie Bush, John Bosco, Kana, USC Football, Gaoteote, Jordan Iosefa, John Houston Jr, Solomon Tuliaupupu, Iosefa

22 MPH

One Sunday, sitting on the side of the highway waiting to catch speeding drivers, a State Police Officer sees a car puttering along at 22 MPH. He thinks to himself, "This driver is just as dangerous as a speeder!" So he turns on his lights and pulls the driver over. Approaching the car, he notices that there are five old ladies - two in the front seat and three in the back - wide eyed and white as ghosts. The driver, obviously confused, says to him, "Officer, I don't understand, I was doing exac...
Tags: Humor, Ma, State Police

Other Fiction Tinseau, Léon de: Sur les deux rives [French] V.1 12.06.2020

Léon de Tinseau (ou comte Antoine Joseph Léon de Tinseau) né à Autun en Saône-et-Loire le 20 avril 1842 et mort le 24 décembre 1921 à Paris (8e arrondissement, en son domicile du 21 rue de Vienne), est un écrivain français du xixe siècle (Wikipédia). Ses œuvres les plus connues sont "Ma cousine Pot-au-Feu" (1888), et "Plus fort que la haine" (1891), mais il y en a beaucoup davantage qui valent la lecture, dont le roman "Sur les deux rives" (1909) est une. "… Léon de Tinseau fit un séjour de qu...
Tags: Books, France, Canada, Paris, ePub Books, Ma, Loire, Vienne, Léon de Tinseau, Antoine Joseph Léon de Tinseau, Robertine Barry

Little Wonder: Another knockout Honda Cub from 2LOUD

They say you should never do business with friends. Yet the custom scene is full of builders whose friends who have become clients—and vice versa. And if star builder Ma ‘Max’ Yicheng at 2LOUD Custom happened to be your friend, wouldn’t you be tempted to commission something? Max and his partner Lu Yongyu have kicked out a solid stream of commercial hits already, but their most recent two builds were done for their nearest and dearest. This bodacious Honda Cub was built for a close friend (it...
Tags: Facebook, Taiwan, Motorcycles, Honda, Audi, Max, Wolf, Ma, Lu, Yicheng, Honda Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycles, Keihin, Nardo Grey, Honda Cub, 2LOUD Custom

The Latest: Pakistan's cases surge as WHO urges lockdown

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s coronavirus infections soared past 5,000 as the World Health Organization urged the government to impose a two-week lockdown to stem the relentless spike in new cases.Pakistan has recorded 113,702 confirmed cases and 2,255 deaths.Until now, Pakistan’s daily testing rate has hovered around 25,000, but the WHO says it should be double that.Prime Minister Imran Khan has come under criticism from political opponents and health professionals for easing lockdowns despite soaring...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, New York, News, China, India, Chicago, Beijing, Malaysia, Pakistan, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow, Imran Khan, New Orleans, Who

Yo-Yo Ma Tries to Bring Us Comfort and Hope

The renowned cellist, who has soothed us during the pandemic with “Songs of Comfort,” puts Fred Rogers, Pablo Casals and his Benoît Rolland bow on his list of cultural essentials.
Tags: News, Classical Music, Yo-yo, Ma, Yo Yo Ma, Benoit Rolland, Cellos, Quarantine (Life and Culture, Fred Rogers Pablo Casals

Yo-Yo Ma Is Trying to Leave All the Stress Behind Him

The renowned cellist, who has soothed us during the pandemic with “Songs of Comfort,” also puts Fred Rogers, Pablo Casals and his Benoît Rolland bow on his list of cultural essentials.
Tags: News, Classical Music, Yo-yo, Ma, Benoit Rolland, Cellos, Quarantine (Life and Culture, Fred Rogers Pablo Casals

22 May 2020 Playlist: And You’re Telling Me That It Sings?

Welcome to Friday. Grab the beverage of your choice and enjoy this curated playlist of weird and wonderful things. Primus live performing “Tommy the Cat.” The new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. Which looks mind-bendingly badass. More from your friends at QI, this time concerning spies and the like. Fishbone, with their music video for “Ma and Pa.” More Taskmaster task madness. Snippets from the hilarious Simon Amstell. Some live Trevor No...
Tags: Music, Christopher Nolan, Television, Movies, Stimuli, Brit, Trevor Noah, Qi, Simon Amstell, Ma, Tommy, Fishbone, Primus, Taskmaster

Why Yo-Yo Ma Would Invite Socrates to Dinner

“For once, I’d like to ask the questions.”
Tags: News, Yo-yo, Ma, Yo Yo Ma, Socrates, Books and Literature, Writing and Writers

Amateur fighter knocks the lights out of tai chi master in about 30 seconds

A 69-year-old tai chi master ends up flat on his back, unconscious, after just 30 seconds into a competition (the action starts around 2 minutes into the video). His younger opponent, a former martial arts coach and amateur fighter, looks a little confused when he sees the master lying motionless on the ground. This embarrassing knockout might be what the master deserved. According to The South China Morning Post this was a “'kung foolery' moment." "Ma had made a name for himself on social media...
Tags: Video, News, Tai Chi, MMA, Ma, South China Morning Post, Knockouts, Xu Xiaodong, Zhang Weili, Kung Foolery" Moments

SoftBank in Crisis Amid Record Losses

Its flagship tech fund is underwater, annual losses are huge and a key board member departed, as the firm faces the coronavirus and a tech slump.
Tags: Japan, News, Softbank, Son, Jack, Ma, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Stocks and Bonds, Appointments and Executive Changes, SOFTBANK Corporation, Masayoshi, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV