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University Of California System Names 1st Black President

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dr. Michael Drake was chosen Tuesday to be president of the University of California, the first Black leader in the system’s 150-year history. Drake, a seasoned university administrator, replaces Janet Napolitano in overseeing a sprawling, 280,000-student system dealing with issues of accessibility for Blacks and other minorities, along with slashed budgets and upended campus life because of the coronavirus pandemic. Drake is a UC-trained physician who served as chancellor o...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Education, California News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ap, Arizona, San Diego, Ohio, Watson, Drake, UC Berkeley, UC, Blacks, Michael


Pioneering CRISPR researcher Jennifer Doudna is coming to Disrupt

Jennifer Doudna, a woman whose work has triggered the explosion in innovation in the field of synthetic biology and has given researchers around the world a way to program and reprogram the living world, will be speaking at Disrupt in September. From her positions as the Chancellor’s Chair Professor in the University of California, Berkeley’s Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology Departments and a senior investigator at the Gladstone Institutes and professor at the University of California...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Tech, Hawaii, Watson, Biotech, Crispr, Sequoia, Impossible Foods, Roelof Botha, Editas Medicine, Jennifer Doudna, Gladstone Institutes, James Watson, Mike Cannon Brookes


Bubba, Varner beat Day, Bryan in PGA charity tuneup match

Two-time Masters champion Watson and former world number one Day traded jokes ahead of their pairing for Thursday and Friday tournament rounds alongside Brendon Todd, seeking his third PGA title of the season. The Detroit Golf Club event, played without spectators, is the fourth tourney of the tour's comeback from a three-month coronavirus shutdown that began in March. Wednesday's foursome played a casual back-nine round with television cameras and microphones, raising $570,000 to br...
Tags: News, Sports, Watson, Detroit, Brendon Todd, Detroit Golf Club, Bubba Varner, Day Bryan


Morning Docket: 06.29.20

* The estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is suing Netflix for its depiction of Sherlock Holmes as a kind and caring sleuth. Wonder if there was ever legal action over Holmes and Watson... [CNN] * Texas law firms are rethinking reopening plans amid a spike in COVID-19 cases. [Texas Lawyer] * A disciplinary panel has suggested a two-year suspension for a lawyer who showed "aggressive tactics and relentless vindictiveness" in practicing law. Some clients might like those qualities. [ABA Journal] ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Netflix, Justin Bieber, Nebraska, Watson, Associated Press, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, ABA Journal, Dallas Morning News, Holmes, Doyle, Morning Docket, COVID-19


Queering Dr. Watson: Sexual Identity in The Angel of the Crows

Katherine Addison, the author of award-winning The Goblin Emperor, has a new fantasy novel out, a dark Fantasy that is mash-up of Jack the Ripper and the detectives of Baker Street. We have a guest post from the author today, talking about the work, and its queer characters. SPOILER ALERT: Dr. J. H. Doyle is not what you think. I am not the first writer to notice that you can use a first-person narrator to play games with sex and gender roles. Emma Bull (Bone Dance) and Sarah Caud...
Tags: Books, London, Fantasy, Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, John, Jack, Holmes, Bohemia, Doyle, Joanna, Irene, Crow, Madison Wisconsin, LGBTQIA


UK: IP, Robot - Or How ROSS Could Revolutionise Patent Law - Dehns

IBM's "Watson" computer made headlines in 2011 when it triumphed in a head-to-head contest against record-breaking human winners of popular US general knowledge quiz, Jeopardy!
Tags: UK, News, US, Ibm, Watson


AfterShip makes its automated shipping API, Postmen, available for free

AfterShip, the e-commerce shipment tracking platform, announced today that Postmen, its shipping API, is now available for free, with no limits on shipment volume. Co-founder Andrew Chan told TechCrunch that the company decided to make the Postmen API, previously offered as a SaaS subscription for enterprises, free in response to the massive jump in online shopping caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. About 60% of Postmen’s users are in the United States. Since February, AfterShip has seen an 85%...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Asia, Hong Kong, Tech, UPS, United States, Asia Pacific, Shipping, Watson, Logistics, Fulfillment, CHAN, Suh, Andrew Chan


President Trump Loves Section 230 for Himself, Just Not for Anyone Else (Guest Blog Post)

by guest blogger Jess Miers [Eric’s introduction: this is the second of a two-part series from Jess Miers, a 3L at SCU and my RA, providing historical context on Trump’s anti-social media statements, including the anti-Section 230 Executive Order from last month. See the first part.] Trump depends heavily on Twitter, and Twitter depends heavily on Section 230. Yet, Trump routinely and ironically disparages Section 230 on his Twitter account (as seen here , here , and, bizarrely, as 230 d...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Congress, Russia, Dnc, United States, Watson, Wikileaks, Barry, Russian Federation, Zuckerberg, Trump, John Barry, Eric, Donald Trump Trump, Donald J Trump


Gaps in Vetting Visas Allowed Saudi Gunman Into U.S. Pilot Training

The gunman who killed three in Florida was not directed by Al Qaeda, nor inspired solely by online ideology. He was a new kind of terrorist, harder to spot: an extremely enterprising freelancer.
Tags: Florida, News, Saudi Arabia, Terrorism, Watson, Al Qaeda, State Department, Visas, Defense Department, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, Homeland Security Department, United States Air Force, Walters, Donald J


'I don't want the world to get mad at me' - Watson has crab issues as Hatton shares RBC Heritage lead

England's Tyrrell Hatton hits a bogey-free eight-under 63 to share a one-shot lead with three others at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina.
Tags: England, News, Watson, Hatton, Tyrrell Hatton, RBC Heritage


Tiny crab causes big worries for Watson at PGA Heritage

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson had some major issues with a tiny crab in Saturday's third round of the US PGA RBC Heritage as top-ranked Rory McIlroy could only watch. The bizarre situation came at the par-3 17th hole at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, in the US tour's second event after ending a three-month coronavirus shutdown last week. Watson blasted his tee shot into a greenside bunker, but when he arrived to check out the ball, he found a ...
Tags: News, US, Sports, Rory Mcilroy, Bubba Watson, Watson, Hilton Head Island South Carolina, Harbour Town Golf Links, PGA Heritage, PGA RBC Heritage


Brand Moves for Wednesday June 17

Sixteen weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Minneapolis, Advertising, Harvard, United States, Premier League, Harvard University, Paris, Sheffield United, Tencent


Emma Watson joins board of Kering, the luxury fashion giant behind Gucci

Actor and eco-fashion advocate to take a seat on board of conglomerate that oversees Gucci, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta and Alexander McQueenEmma Watson, the actor and activist who made her name as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, has joined the board of the French fashion giant Kering, in a major coup for the world’s second-biggest luxury group.The British star, who was born in Paris, is the face of the Good On You app, which rates fashion brands on their ethical and su...
Tags: Fashion, Life and style, Paris, Harry Potter, Watson, Emma Watson, Gucci, Hermione Granger, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Gucci Balenciaga Saint Laurent Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueenEmma Watson


The PGA Tour’s Return Offered a How-to Guide for Other Leagues

Golfers went from carping about swab testing to nearly forgetting about social distancing between the ropes, proving a sports truism: Athletes adjust and always keep their eyes on the prize(s).
Tags: News, Golf, Pga Tour, Watson, Berger, Monahan, Bubba, PGA Tour Inc, Daniel (1993-, Coronavirus Reopenings, Jay W (1970-


This startup just raised $12 million from top VCs to offer financial planning as an employee perk

Companies increasingly recognize that one of the greatest stresses for their employees is financial wellness. Even at innovative tech startups, people typically bump up against the limits of how much they know about wealth management pretty fast. But providing financial education to a workforce, which has become increasingly common, is largely useless as most employees will tell you. The information can be hard to navigate, and it’s often not personalized in a way that addresses an employee’s ci...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Financial Planning, Watson, Origin, General Catalyst, Felicis Ventures, Red Swan Ventures, Founders Fund, Citi, Northstar, Matt Watson


The Story Behind Every Song On GUM’s New Album Out In The World

You could never question Jay Watson's psych-rock bona fides. The man's resume, of course, includes Tame Impala, the band that implausibly made the leap from being weirdo hallucinogenic rockers from western Australia to arena-conquerors worldwide. But all along the way, Watson also played in Pond, Tame's sister band. And alongside that, he's been putting out … More »
Tags: Music, Australia, World, Watson, Gum, Jay Watson, Footnotes, Pond Tame


Last night we all rode together thanks to Black Girls Do Bike

(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) After months of quarantine and weeks of heavy-hearted news and protests, Nichole Watson and Keyonda McQuarters just wanted to let loose and go on a bike ride. So they posted it on Facebook and told their friends to join. They expected a few dozen people. What they got was closer to 2,000. “Sometimes you need to take the lane and you need to demand that people see you and make space for you and that’s what today is about.”— Nichole Watson “I’m ...
Tags: Facebook, America, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Watson, Martin Luther King, King, Black, Wayne, Nicole, Jefferson, Elijah, Kona, Irving Park


Emma Watson Responds to J.K. Rowling's Anti-Trans Tweets: 'Trans People Are Who They Say They Are'

Emma Watson is the latest person to speak out against J.K. Rowling's transphobic tweets. Watson used Twitter as her platform to stand up for the trans community. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Watson, Emma Watson, J K Rowling, BWW News Desk


Exclusive: ‘Unmatched: Cobble and Fog’ Reveals New Card Art and Miniatures From the Incredible Tabletop Game Series

Unmatched isn’t just a great board game series – it’s an excuse to play out the wildest showdowns from the depths of your geekiest daydreams. Put aside the beautiful miniatures and gorgeous card artwork. Forget about the perfectly balanced mechanics that turn each game into a nerve-wracking battle of wits and tough choices. At the end of the day, Unmatched is the board game series where King Arthur can battle Bigfoot, where Bruce Lee can take on the raptors from Jurassic Park, where Robin Hood ...
Tags: London, Movies, Robin Hood, Bbc, Features, Bigfoot, Jurassic Park, Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock, Bruce Lee, Board Games, Taylor, Skype, Alice


Anti-racism protesters march in Toronto; Trudeau calls systemic racism real

TORONTO — The head of Toronto's police service took a public knee on Friday in solidarity with marching anti-racism demonstrators protesting police killings of black people, with similar demonstrations planned in other Canadian cities.As officers generally kept a low profile, several hundred people walked peacefully to city hall chanting, "I can't breathe," "No justice, no peace," or "Hands up, don't shoot." Others held signs reading "Racism is a pandemic, too" or "Silence is viol...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Toronto, Canada, Watson, Ottawa, Justin Trudeau, Parliament Hill, Trudeau, RCMP, The Canadian Press, Nunavut, Saunders, Eaton Centre, JIM WATSON, John Coleman


Deshaun Watson upbeat about his contract outlook

The Texans exercised the fifth-year option on Deshaun Watson's contract for 2021. It will pay him $17.3 million. Both he and the Texans want a long-term deal for the quarterback. The Texans have had preliminary conversations about a new deal with Watson's agent, David Mulugheta. It is early in the process, but the Texans likely [more]
Tags: News, Sports, Watson, Deshaun Watson, David Mulugheta


The 10 Best Sherlock Holmes Stories

Over the course of 40 years during the late 19th and early 20th century, Arthur Conan Doyle published 60 Sherlock Holmes tales in the form of four short novels and 56 short stories (which are generally published in five separate collections). The adventures of Doyle’s iconic detective proved a craze from the start, and since then, no character has been as reproduced and adapted in film, television, stage, and the printed word.  I’d long been intrigued by the idea of Sherlock, but wasn’t real...
Tags: Books, England, London, Scotland, Life, America, Travel & leisure, Classics, Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock, Napoleon, Wilson, Moriarty, Holmes


Twins' Class AA team rents its stadium on Airbnb for $1,500 a night

The likelihood of a Major League Baseball season happening in some fashion this year hinges on players and owners getting together soon on a deal. It's far from certain, but progress at least they're trying. What seems closer to a certainty, however, is that any truncated, fan-less season in MLB will leave minor league baseball shut out — while a canceled MLB season would do the same. Either way, more than 100 teams and ballparks in small towns, mid-size cities and large metropolises figure to h...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Bubba Watson, Mlb, Watson, Airbnb, Espn, Major League Baseball, Pensacola, Minor League Baseball, Southern League, Jeff Passan, Blue Wahoos, Pensacola Blue Waves, Class AA Twins, Wahoos Stadium


IBM cuts deep into workforce – even its Watson and AI teams – as it ‘pivots’ to cloud

Services groups bear the brunt as thousands of workers given, in US at least, 30 days' notice, 90 days' pay IBM is swinging the axe on its staff, with significant numbers of employees not attached to the cloud being told their time at Big Blue is up.…
Tags: US, Software, Ibm, Watson, Big Blue


IBM making big job cuts – even to Watson and AI – as it ‘pivots’ to cloud

Services teams seem to be bearing the brunt of it as thousands of workers given 30 days notice, 90 days pay and not much else IBM is swinging the axe, with significant numbers of employees not attached to the cloud being told their time at Big Blue is up.…
Tags: Software, Ibm, Watson, Big Blue


Denver Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Shooting Waffle House Cook for Telling Him to Wear a Mask

A Colorado man is facing an attempted murder charge after he allegedly shot a Waffle House employee in Aurora after they asked him to wear a face mask while inside the restaurant. 27-year-old Kelvin Watson was arrested Monday morning (May 18) by the Aurora Police Department and charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with the May 14th shooting, the Sentinel Colorado reported. Witnesses told police that Watson and another man came to the restaurant shortly after midnight last Thu...
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A restaurant worker told a man to wear a mask, so the man shot him with a gun, say police

Kelvin Watson (27) has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after police in Colorado say he shot a Waffle House cook who told him he couldn't order food without wearing a mask. From CBS 4 Denver: The cook said he told Watson he was not going to serve him and that he needed to leave the restaurant. Watson reportedly became very upset and slapped the cook across the face with an opened left hand, cutting his lip. The cook said he ran to the back of the restaurant and Watson followed him...
Tags: Post, News, Colorado, Cbs, Watson, Denver, Waffle House, COVIDIOTS, Kelvin Watson


You Don’t Need Invasive Tech for Successful Contact Tracing. Here’s How It Works.

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. I want you to mentally prepare yourself for a phone call that you could receive sometime over the course of this pandemic: in the next few months or year. Your phone might ring, and when you pick it up, you may hear someone say, “Hi, I’m calling from the health department.” After verifying your identity, the...
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Bob Watson, Baseball’s First Black General Manager, Dies at 74

A former major leaguer, he shattered a racial barrier in 1994 with the Houston Astros. Two years later, he was the Yankees’ G.M. as New York began a championship run.
Tags: New York, News, Watson, Baseball, Black People, Bob, Yankees, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Deaths (Obituaries, Race and Ethnicity, Coaches and Managers, Bob Watson Baseball


Bob Watson, All-Star slugger and executive, dies at 74

Bob Watson, an All-Star slugger who became the first black general manager to win a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1996, has died. The Houston Astros, for whom Watson played his first 14 seasons in a baseball career spanning six decades, announced his death Thursday night. The team didn't provide details, but son Keith wrote on Twitter that he died in Houston from kidney disease.
Tags: News, Sports, Watson, Houston, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Keith, All Star, Bob Watson