2020.07.05

News Headlines - 05 July 2020

Koike wins 2nd term as Tokyo governor, vows to step up virus fight

Gov. Yuriko Koike won a second term in Sunday's Tokyo gubernatorial election, vowing to respond firmly to a second wave of the novel coronavirus and coordinate with the International Olympic Committee over the postponed Olympics and Paralympics now scheduled for 2021.

Hong Kong security law: Pro-democracy books pulled from libraries - BBC News

Books by pro-democracy figures have been removed from public libraries in Hong Kong in the wake of a controversial new security law.
The works will be reviewed to see if they violate the new law, the authority which runs the libraries said.
The legislation targets secession, subversion and terrorism with punishments of up to life in prison.

Twitter and JPMorgan are removing 'master,' 'slave' and 'blacklist' from their code - CNN

Twitter is dropping the terms "master," "slave" and "blacklist" from its code after two engineers lobbied for the use of more inclusive programming language. America's biggest bank, JPMorgan Chase (JPM), is taking similar steps.

Tribeca Partners With Walmart to Expand Drive-In Series | Hollywood Reporter

Shortly after announcing the lineup for its own summer drive-in series, Tribeca Enterprises announced a partnership with Walmart to expand the number and reach of those screenings.
Walmart - which will serve as a presenting partner for Tribeca's drive-in series, launching on July 2 - is transforming 160 of its store parking lots into contact-free drive-in movie theaters, allowing viewers to have a socially distanced big-screen experience amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Walmart screenings will run from August through October with Tribeca programming the films. Additional details will be announced closer to the start of the tour here.

Osaka sisters partner with UNICEF to create charity face mask

wo-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka and her elder sister Mari are utilizing their talents for creative philanthropic work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In collaboration with UNICEF, the tennis players have designed and produced a limited-edition face mask that is now available for purchase, with the proceeds benefitting programming that assists disadvantaged youth in their native Japan.

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