2020.07.18

News Headlines - 18 July 2020

Rapper Kanye West files for Oklahoma presidential ballot

Rap superstar Kanye West has qualified to appear on Oklahoma’s presidential ballot, the first state where he met the requirements before the filing deadline.
But confusion remains over whether he’s actually running.
A representative for West filed the necessary paperwork and paid the $35,000 filing Wednesday afternoon, which was the deadline for a spot on the state’s Nov. 3 presidential ballot, said Oklahoma Board of Elections spokeswoman Misha Mohr. He was one of three independent presidential candidates to pay the filing fee prior to the deadline, she added. The others were concert pianist Jade Simmons and cryptocurrency entrepreneur Brock Pierce.

The family that owns the New York Times were slaveholders: Goodwin

It’s far worse than I thought. In addition to the many links between the family that owns the New York Times and the Civil War’s Confederacy, new evidence shows that members of the extended family were slaveholders.

Nissan Introduces a New Logo

Nissan revealed the redesigned logo today along with the 2022 Ariya, an all-electric crossover. It is the first vehicle to feature the new badge, which will be rolled out to future models.
The new logo is still a circle intersected by the name Nissan in capital letters, but the name is more freestanding now, with less of a physical connection to the circle that it intersects. The circle is incomplete in the new logo, with a small gap where the Nissan name bisects it, while the old logo's outer ring was a solid circle. Another noticeable change is in the spacing of the lettering.
Nissan says it began the redesign process in 2017, with the aim to make the new logo "thin, light, and flexible." Another requirement was to make it look good when illuminated on future EV models, which will have 20 LEDs lighting up the Nissan logo on the front of the car. Like other automakers who've changed their logos, it's flatter and simpler for better adaptation to digital use.
The logo will start to appear across the brand’s various platforms gradually, Nissan said.

Kyoto Animation studio marks 1st anniversary of deadly arson attack

Around 100 bereaved family members and company officials on Saturday mourned the 36 victims of a deadly arson attack on the studio of an animation firm in western Japan, marking the first anniversary of the country's worst crime in decades.
During the memorial service held at the site of the Kyoto Animation Co. studio, which has since been demolished, President Hideaki Hatta pledged to rebuild the company, saying, "Being one in heart with our friends, their family members and those who support us, we will go forward step by step, albeit slowly."

Haruma Miura, 'Attack on Titan' Star, Dies at 30 - Variety

Haruma Miura, a Japanese actor known for his roles in the “Attack on Titan” films and “Kimi ni Todoke,” has died, according to Kyodo News and other local reports. He was 30.
Kyodo News reported that the actor was found in his Tokyo home on Saturday and was later pronounced dead upon arriving at a hospital. Investigative sources and police believe that Miura died by suicide, although the cause of death has not been officially confirmed. According to media reports, Miura left a note, whose contents have not been divulged.

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