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Horse racing: Derby favourite Charlatan tests positive for banned substance - NY Times

The Times said Charlatan, who won the Arkansas Derby earlier this month, tested positive for lidocaine -- a numbing agent that is used for suturing wounds but can also mask lameness in unsound horses. A positive test could prevent Charlatan from competing in the Belmont Stakes on June 20, the first leg of the Triple Crown this year after the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes were postponed to Sept. 5 and Oct. 3 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Baffert told the Louisville Courier Journal he was ...
Tags: News, Sports, Times, Belmont Stakes, Kentucky Derby, Ny Times, Louisville Courier Journal, Baffert, Arkansas Derby, Charlatan, Arkansas Racing Commission

“New” Philip Glass Music, Rediscovered After 50 Years

In 1970, right in the middle of his minimalist period, Philip Glass composed a work called Music in Eight Parts. It was performed a few times and then lost to the sands of time. It’s theorized that after Glass’s 1975 opera Einstein on the Beach landed the composer in a fair amount of debt, Glass was forced to sell a number of scores. In Glass’s archive, only fragmentary sketches of MUSIC IN EIGHT PARTS remained as evidence of the piece’s existence. Glass “never intended this early music to la...
Tags: Einstein, Philip Glass, Jason Kottke, Ny Times, Sol LeWitt, Philip Glass Ensemble

US Covid-19 Death Toll Nears 100,000

That’s the front page of the NY Times today, listing the names of hundreds of the nearly 100,000 Americans who have died from Covid-19 (the full listing is of ~1000 names and continues inside the paper). Here’s a more readable PDF version and an online version that scrolls and scrolls and scrolls. They compiled the list by going through obituaries from local newspapers from around the countries. Putting 100,000 dots or stick figures on a page “doesn’t really tell you very much about who th...
Tags: Washington, New York City, US, Chicago, New Orleans, Jason Kottke, Ny Times, Orlando Fla, Landon, Lee County Fla, COVID, Romi Cohn, Alan Merrill, Alain Delaqu, Alan Lund, Theresa Elloie

‘An Incalculable Loss': NY Times Sunday Front Page Features 1,000 Coronavirus-Related Obits

As the United States death toll from the coronavirus pandemic nears 100,000, the Sunday front page of the New York Times will feature 1,000 obituaries of those who died from the COVID-19 disease.Josh Crutchmer, the NY Times’ print planning editor, shared an image of tomorrow’s paper, which describes the death toll as “An Incalculable Loss.” The entire front page will be dedicated to paying homage to the human loss from the pandemic. The 1,000 obits reflect only 1% of the total causalities in the...
Tags: News, United States, New York Times, Chrissy Teigen, Times, Ny Times, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The U S, Alison Roman, Josh Crutchmer, Simone Landon, NY Times Sunday Front Page Features, Marie KondoAccording

Paek Namnyong’s Friend.

I don’t think I’d ever given a moment’s thought to North Korean literature, so I was fascinated to read Esther Kim’s conversation at LitHub with Immanuel Kim, translator of Paek Namnyong’s Friend, “the first state-sanctioned North Korean novel to be published in English”: Immanuel Kim: When I started my PhD at UC Riverside in 2000, I was reading South Korean literature minus the colonial period [1910-1945]. All of my colleagues were doing the same, and I wondered, What more can I add to this fie...
Tags: North Korea, Uncategorized, Linguistics, Seoul, Ny Times, National Library, UC Riverside, LitHub, Paek, Tammy Kim, Paek Namnyong, Esther Kim, Immanuel Kim

Where Things Stand: Raging Against His Own Machine

President Trump and many of his top officials all vote-by-mail. But as we reported earlier this month, there’s a reason you would never know that. Especially after this morning’s unhinged Twitter rant against states who have begun sending all registered voters applications for voting by mail. The President made the baseless suggestion that he could pull funding from states that embrace this practice as a pandemic and a presidential election collide. As he rages against a system that he openly...
Tags: Texas, News, Oregon, White House, West Virginia, Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan, State Department, Nevada, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic, Tierney Sneed, State, Ny Times

A Virtual Stroll Through Manhattan, Circa 1609

The NY Times’ Michael Kimmelman has been taking a series of virtual walks around NYC, exploring different aspects of the city. His latest walk is with Eric Sanderson, conservation ecologist and author of Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City. The pair of them start at the southern tip of Manhattan over 400 years ago, with Sanderson explaining how the island would have appeared when Henry Hudson arrived in 1609. Michael Kimmelman: Aside from Hudson’s ship, what do we see? Eric W. San...
Tags: New York, New York City, United States, Manhattan, Hudson, Trinity Church, Jason Kottke, Ny Times, Sanderson, Hudson River, Michael Kimmelman, Henry Hudson, Mannahatta, Eric Sanderson, Eric W Sanderson, Yellowstone Yellowstone

The media is messing with us. At least, our memories.

Modern media isn't necessarily harming our memory systems though it is impacting what we remember. We used to retain reams of valuable information; now we're more likely to memorize URLs and passwords. The process of deep learning is being sacrificed to our addiction to novelty. You'll likely have to be Gen X (or older) to understand this question: do you remember your childhood phone number? Educational neuroscientist Jared Cooney Horvath asks this very question in his recent article on memor...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Facebook, Media, Learning, Education, Memory, Neuroscience, Innovation, Derek, Ny Times, Cal Newport, Horvath, Nicholas Carr, Donald Hebb, Jared Cooney Horvath

Tuesday round-up

This morning the court will hear argument in two of its highest-profile cases this term: Trump v. Mazars and Trump v. Vance, President Donald Trump’s efforts to shield his financial records, including his tax returns, from subpoenas issued to his accountant and lenders by a New York grand jury and three congressional committees. Amy Howe previewed the cases for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. Philip Duggan and Robert Reese Oñate preview Mazars at Cornell Law School...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, White House, Russia, Court, America, Los Angeles, Cnn, Atlantic, Pennsylvania, United States, Bill Clinton, Fox News

The 4-Second Workout!

Recent research has 4-hour workweeked the 7-minute workout and the NY Times is on it! Four seconds of high-intensity exertion repeated periodically throughout the day might counteract some of the unhealthy metabolic consequences of sitting for hours, according to a surprising and timely new study of the potentially large benefits of diminutive workouts. The study relied on a specialized type of stationary bicycle that few of us will have available at home, but its implications remain broadly a...
Tags: Jason Kottke, Ny Times, Ben Greenfield

NY Times CEO: Coronavirus an opportunity to 'prove the value of trustworthy news'

At a time when news organizations are reporting on and sharing vital information about the coronavirus pandemic with communities across the country, many are also struggling with a difficult business environment.
Tags: News, Stories, Ny Times

Book Nook: When You Realize How Perfect Everything Is

Bernie Siegel MD, NY Times bestselling author of Love, Medicine and Miracles continues his profound contribution of wisdom and insights to our world with his new book When You Realize How Perfect Everything Is co-authored with his grandson Charlie Siegel.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Frugality, Ny Times, Bernie Siegel, Charlie Siegel

Sketchy Gets Sketchier: Senator Loeffler Received $9 Million 'Gift' Right Before She Joined The Senate (techdirt)

Kelly Loeffler is, by far, the wealthiest elected official in Congress, with an estimated net worth of half a billion dollars (the second wealthiest is Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte (famous for his body slamming a journalist for asking him a question and then lying to the police about it)). Loeffler may be used to getting away with tearing up the red tape in her previous life, but in Congress, that often looks pretty corrupt. In just the last few months since she was appointed, there were concerns...
Tags: News, Congress, Montana, Senate, Stephen, Mike Masnick, Ny Times, Kelly, U S Senate, Loeffler, Intercontinental Exchange, Greg Gianforte, Stephen Lawson, NY Stock Exchange, Kelly Loeffler, Bakkt

Expert Insight: Why Wedding Vendors Are Keeping Non-Refundable Retainers During Coronavirus COVID-19

This article, Why Your Wedding Vendors Are Keeping Non-Refundable Retainers During Coronavirus COVID-19 appeared first on Dana Cubbage Weddings. Dana is a vetted and verified Charleston wedding photographer, and she is here with us today to share her expert insight. I have seen a lot of social media posts written by 2020 couples who are really upset and confused about why their wedding vendors won’t fully refund their non-refundable retainer right now, as we all navigate through the coronavirus...
Tags: Business, Wedding, Wedding Planning, Charleston, Ny Times, Jove Meyer, Dana Cubbage, Pro Insight, Coronavirus, Dana Cubbage Weddings Dana

The Plan Is to Have No Plan

This short description by Jay Rosen accurately describes the Trump administration’s plan for dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. The plan is to have no plan, to let daily deaths between one and three thousand become a normal thing, and then to create massive confusion about who is responsible — by telling the governors they’re in charge without doing what only the federal government can do, by fighting with the press when it shows up to be briefed, by fixing blame for the virus on China or some...
Tags: White House, China, Dave Eggers, Trump, Jason Kottke, Ny Times, Occam, Jay Rosen, Steve Bannon, Donald Trump Jay Rosen

2H 2019 and Q1 2020 Quick Links, Part 7 (Content Moderation, Censorship, Defamation, & More)

Content Moderation * The Verge: The Terror Queue: These moderators help keep Google and YouTube free of violent extremism — and now some of them have PTSD * The Intercept: Trauma Counselors Were Pressured to Divulge Confidential Information About Facebook Moderators, Internal Letter Claims * : Inside Facebook’s efforts to stop revenge porn before it spreads *  Use of AI in Online Content Moderation 2019 Report (Produced on Behalf of OFCOM) * Washington Post: Content moderators at YouTube, Faceb...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Law, Australia, California, Washington, China, Russia, Court, Search Engines, Atlantic, United States, Iowa, Gizmodo

Famous People’s Bookshelves.

Gal Beckerman has a NY Times piece on celebrity bookshelves (“With celebrities now frequently speaking on television in front of their home libraries, a voyeuristic pleasure presents itself”) that might not be worth a post except that 1) I myself certainly focus on those shelves when they show people talking from home, and 2) Cate Blanchett has the OED and Karl Schlögel’s Moscow, 1937, discussed on LH here and at The Millions here! Also exciting to me: Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, has H...
Tags: Congress, Uncategorized, Linguistics, Moscow, Cate Blanchett, Ny Times, Saul, Kripke, Bambara, Gal Beckerman, Carla Hayden, Famous People 's Bookshelves, Karl Schlögel, Ngoni, Madeline Kripke

Sean Hannity Hires Charles Harder To Threaten The NY Times And Its Reporters, Because Of Course He Does (techdirt)

Last month, Kara Swisher wrote an opinion piece for the NY Times ripping Sean Hannity and Fox News to shreds for convincing her mother that COVID-19 wasn't going to be too bad back in February and leading into March. It's notable how she started her piece: You can relax, Sean Hannity, I’m not going to sue you. Some people are suggesting that there might be grounds for legal action against the cable network that you pretty much rule — Fox News — because you and your colleagues dished out dan...
Tags: New York, News, United States, Fox News, Donald Trump, Young, Trump, Mike Masnick, Ny Times, Sean Hannity, HANNITY, Joyce, Swisher, Kara Swisher, Charles Harder, Cathy Young

Analysis: Biden's campaign is twisting a NY Times story to defend against the Tara Reade allegations

On Tuesday night, CNN's Don Lemon asked former Georgia state senator (and potential vice presidential pick) Stacey Abrams about allegations made by a former Senate staffer that Joe Biden had sexually assaulted her in the early 1990s. Here's how she responded (bolding is mine):
Tags: News, Senate, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Stories, Don Lemon, Biden, Ny Times, Stacey Abrams, Tara Reade

No Charges for White Father & Son Who Chased Down & Fatally Shot Black Man Jogging in South Georgia Neighborhood

25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery was jogging in a quiet suburban neighborhood near his home in Brunswick, Georgia back in February when he was pursued, shot, and killed by a father-son duo who suspected him of committing robberies in the area. However, months later, a prosecutor said the pursuers were justified in their actions because of Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law, and they will not be facing any charges for the time being. Ahmaud Arbery was a former football player and enjoyed running to stay fit...
Tags: Crime, News, Shooting, Guns, Atlanta, Georgia, Racism, Trayvon Martin, Jazz, The New York Times, Times, Naacp, Racial Profiling, Gun Violence, Gregory, Ny Times

2H 2019 and Q1 2020 Quick Links, Part 5 (Privacy)

* Campbell v. Facebook, No. 17-16873 (9th Cir. March 3, 2020): “Plaintiffs identified a concrete injury by claiming that Facebook violated ECPA and CIPA when it intercepted, catalogued, and used without consent URLs they had shared in private messages.” * Personal Information Leakage by Abusing the GDPR “Right of Access”.  Abstract: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) “Right of Access” grants (European) natural persons the right to request and access all their personal data that is bei...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Law, California, Groupon, Oxford, Cbs, ECPA, Privacy/security, Ny Times, Campbell, Greer, CIPA, Ching, Mirlis, Dungs

2H 2019 and Q1 2020 Quick Links, Part 4 (Section 230)

* Clarks v. Private Money Goldmine, 2020 WL 949946 (D. Md. Feb. 26, 2020): Plaintiff does contend, however, that Website Defendants are also content providers, and therefore not entitled to immunity in this case, because they published the Listing, provided advice on how to communicate with the prospective lenders, and disguised themselves as prospective lenders to perpetrate the fraudulent preliminary payment scheme. The Court disagrees. First, the Amended Complaint is devoid of any factual enh...
Tags: Google, UK, Law, Washington Post, Harvard University, New Jersey, Usc, Nelson, Marc Benioff, Sen, Ny Times, Davidson, Facebook Inc, Wylde, Amazon com Inc, Meyers

2H 2019 and Q1 2020 Quick Links, Part 3 (FOSTA/Backpage)

* United States v. Lacey, 2019 WL 5448351 (D. Ariz. Oct. 24, 2019). The Backpage defendants were not able to dismiss the government’s prosecution: “the Government has met its burden of showing the fifty ads in the SI are for prostitution” “The SI alleges Defendants participated in moderation not merely to edit, but to “conceal the true nature of the ads being posted on its website.”… The cases Defendants rely on do not persuade the Court that the above practices alleged in the SI were merely t...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Senate, United States, Salesforce, Doj, DOE, Bay Area, Ny Times, Ferrer, Logan Circle, New House, Woodhull, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, the Court

Netflix Posts Dozens of Their Educational Programs on YouTube for Free

In the Before Times, Netflix let teachers stream their programming in the classroom. With schools not in sessions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Netflix has decided to put some of their educational programming on YouTube for free (full playlist here). For instance, they’ve put all 8 episodes of David Attenborough’s nature series Our Planet online in their entirety. Here’s the first episode: The Our Planet website also has tons of educational information for schools and kids. 13th is a featu...
Tags: America, Netflix, David Attenborough, Vox, Ava Duvernay, Jason Kottke, Ny Times, Christoph Niemann, Manohla Dargis, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Netflix Posts Dozens of Their Educational Programs, Before Times Netflix, Christoph Niemann David Attenborough

Home libraries boost child cognition. These are the best books for every age

Recent studies have shown that children who grow up with books at home have increased literacy, numeracy, and information communication technology skills in adulthood.Bookstores and libraries are great, but according to researchers, early exposure at the parental home matters because "books are an integral part of routines and practices that enhance lifelong cognitive competencies."While age doesn't necessarily dictate reading level, here are titles suitable for children from a few months old up...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Mississippi, Jimmy Fallon, Supreme Court, Children, Montana, Roald Dahl, America, Reading, New York Times, Innovation, Libraries, Harry Potter, Margaret Atwood, Baby

Forums Friday: Please cover your faces. Please

A bit of fog on my lenses during a ride in Forest Park early this morning. Welcome to the first edition of Forums Friday, a new thing we’re doing to highlight notable posts from the BikePortland Forums (you should grab a log-in and join us!). We know. It’s a bummer. Wearing a mask while riding a bike isn’t great — especially when it’s above 50-degrees. They cause glasses to fog up, they make you breathe your own warm breathe, they fill with sweat and snot, they make it impossible to eat and dri...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Ny Times, Amanda, Forest Park, Jonathan Maus, Coronavirus 2020, Forums Friday, Amanda SE Portland Read

Not much is happening in self-isolation. So why are you still so tired?

With tens of millions of Americans sheltering at home, many people feel exhausted.Reasons range from a lack of routine, emotional uncertainty, poor nutrition, and alcohol abuse. Keeping your daily habits in place as much as possible is important for combating lethargy. Who knew that not leaving your house could be so exhausting? There are many reasons many of us are tired right now. We've long known about the detrimental effects of not enough sleep, but even too much sleep results in cognitive...
Tags: Facebook, Sleep, Diet, Mental Health, Bill Gates, Innovation, Exercise, Jamaica, Derek, Ny Times, Equinox, Don, Los Angeles While, Drew Ramsey, Coronavirus, Coronavirus anxiety

Is this the diet we all need right now?

NY Times bestselling author, Scott Carney, returns with his new book on resilience, "The Wedge."Carney's previous book on Wim Hof helped pushed ice baths into the mainstream. In "The Wedge" Carney tests his boundaries with the Potato Hack diet, kettlebell passing, and ayahuasca. As Scott Carney pushes his shopping cart through multi-colored aisles in his local Denver grocery, he notices the many promises each item makes. A bag of chips promises fun. Coconut oil will boost his IQ. Even broccoli...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Facebook, Biology, Diet, Mental Health, Innovation, Carney, Denver, HOF, Curiosity, Aspen, Personal Growth, Derek, Ny Times, Mount Kilimanjaro

NY Times Editor Says Biden Sexual-Assault Article Was Edited after His Campaign Complained

New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet said on Monday that the paper made a controversial change to its report on the sexual-assault allegation against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden after his campaign complained about the wording.In an interview with Times media columnist Ben Smith, Baquet said the Biden campaign took issue with some of the phrasing in the paper's report on former Senate staffer Tara Reade's allegation that Biden sexually assaulted her in 199...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, Joe Biden, United States, New York Times, The Times, Biden, Times, Smith, Ny Times, Kavanaugh, Dean Baquet, Baquet, Brett Kavanaugh, Reade

Comment on crispy oven pulled pork by Andrea Michelsen

In reply to Joan Welsh. The pork recipe Deb mentions, Momofuku Bo Sam, is in The NY Times cooking app. It apparently makes the same mess. However, in the comments section, someone suggested using two disposable foil roasting pans (check your dollar store). Toss and declare yourself a genius.
Tags: Food, Ny Times, Deb, Andrea Michelsen, Joan Welsh, Momofuku Bo Sam