Monthly Archives: June 2020

Academy Invites 819 to Membership

Note: Additional Academy membership statistics here.  ACADEMY SURPASSES GOAL TO DOUBLE NUMBER OF WOMEN AND UNDERREPRESENTED ETHNIC/RACIAL COMMUNITIES BY 2020 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 819 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.  The 2020 class is 45% women, 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities,

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Microsoft to help 25 million people worldwide acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced a new global skills initiative aimed at bringing more digital skills to 25 million people worldwide by the end of the year. The announcement comes in response to the global economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Expanded access to digital skills is an important step in accelerating economic recovery, especially for the people hardest

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Prada Linea Rossa Eyewear Spring/Summer 2020 advertising campaign

The essential bond between the power of nature and the world of sailing is at the coreof the new Prada Linea Rossa Eyewear Spring/Summer 2020 advertising campaign incollaboration with the new generation sailors of the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team.Merging contemporary aesthetics and technological excellence, the new Prada LineaRossa Impavid eyewear collection offers two active models.The first sunglasses model (SPS03V)

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Apple honors eight developers with annual Apple Design Awards

Apple today named eight app and game developers receiving an Apple Design Award, each one selected for being thoughtful and creative. Apple Design Award winners bring distinctive new ideas to life and demonstrate deep masteryof Apple technology. The apps spring up from developers large and small, in every part of the world, and provide users with new ways of working,

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Stonewall Forever

This year, LGBTQIA+ people and allies all over the world are reflecting on the Stonewall Riots, and how those five nights of unrest galvanized the LGBTQIA+ rights movement as we know it today. Here in New York City, many will engage with that history by visiting the site of the Riots at the Stonewall Inn and the national monument commemorating

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Lou Diamond Phillips, Brian Evans, ICE-T Celebrate Soccer in New Big Band Music Video

Lou Diamond Phillips, ICE-T, Brian Evans, Carrot Top, and “Breaking Bad” star RJ Mitte all participate in new soccer music video to be distributed throughout the futbol community. (Newswire.com) – In the first-ever jazz “big band” song to be recorded about the international sport of soccer (called “futbol” throughout the rest of the world), crooner Brian Evans has done it again

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Governor Cuomo Directs State DOH Investigation of Potential COVID-19 Exposure at High School Graduation in Westchester From Student Who Returned From Florida

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the State Department of Health to investigate the potential COVID-19 exposure at a high school graduation ceremony in Westchester County after an individual who had recently traveled to Florida and attended the ceremony subsequently began showing symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19. Since then, four more individuals who attended the ceremony and had contact with the first positive case have

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