August 9, 2022
World

Remembering Issey Miyake Through His 4 Most Innovative Creations

There are few designers whose names have become so synonymous with fashion innovation as Issey Miyake, the Japanese artist who built his reputation on sharp pleating, avant garde cuts, and signature fragrances. Miyake, who had liver cancer, died Aug. 5 in Tokyo at the age of 84. His death was announced on Aug. 9 by […]

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World

Dropbox Tossed Out the Workplace Rulebook

When Dropbox employees showed up at the office before the pandemic, they felt pampered. At the company’s San Francisco headquarters, an award-winning cafeteria served breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a daily selection of international cuisine at no cost to employees. There was a state-of-the-art gym with two Peloton bikes, a yoga studio, a meditation room, […]

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Africa

Guinea dissolves leading opposition group amid political unrest

Guinea’s junta-appointed government has dissolved the country’s leading opposition movement, the National Front for the Defence of the Constitution (FNDC), under a decree authenticated by AFP on Tuesday. An alliance of political parties, trade unions and civil groups, the FNDC spearheaded protests against former president Alpha Conde before his ouster in a coup last year. […]

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World

Italy says “arrivederci” to Domino’s Pizza

It’s a black pie for Domino’s Pizza. After teaming with a local business seven years ago to introduce the brand in Italy, the chain’s last restaurant in the gastronomic home of pizza is closing, according to Bloomberg News. The U.S. company partnered with a franchiser, ePizza SpA, to open the first Domino’s in Milan in 2015, announcing […]

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World

Mandela Barnes Is Ready to Take on Ron Johnson in Wisconsin

This article is part of The D.C. Brief, TIME’s politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox. MILWAUKEE—For most politicians, a stop into Sunday services is a photo-op meant to check a box, a signal that they’re a person of faith who respects the congregants whose votes can swing […]

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World

Grand Jury Declines to Indict Woman in Emmett Till Killing

A grand jury in Mississippi has declined to indict the white woman whose accusation set off the lynching of Black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago, despite revelations about an unserved arrest warrant and an unpublished memoir by the woman, a prosecutor said Tuesday. After hearing more than seven hours of testimony from investigators […]

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World

Watch: These Scientists Are Trying to Stop Future Pandemic Threats

7/29/2022|5:30 Abbot’s Pandemic Defense Coalition is the first public-private effort led by industry to bring scientists around the world together to track current and emerging pathogens. The team is collecting virus samples from all over the world, searching for mutations, and so far they managed to alert the world to several that have swept the […]

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Business/Tech

Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac adds ProMotion support

Virtualization — Seamless gaming controller syncing, USB 3.0 improvements, and more. Samuel Axon – Aug 9, 2022 7:30 pm UTC Enlarge / A marketing splash image for Parallels Desktop 18, from the company’s YouTube video about the release. Mac-based virtualization software Parallels launched a new version today. As with most updates to the suite, Parallels […]

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World

Why Mongolia's Leader Is Looking Beyond Russia and China

In a wood-paneled office Mongolia’s prime minister, Luvsannamsrain Oyun-Erdene, sits in front of a gilt framed painting that depicts a warrior and fawn. “It’s called Hero Going to War, by the Mongolian painter Otgontuvden Badam,” explains the chief of staff. But, sandwiched between Russia and China, the last thing Mongolia needs is war or heroics […]

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World

South Korea’s heaviest rainfall in 80 years leaves 9 dead in Seoul

Some of the heaviest rain in decades swamped South Korea’s capital region, turning Seoul’s streets into car-clogged rivers and sending floods cascading into subway stations. At least nine people were killed — some drowning in their homes — and six others were missing, with more rain forecast, officials said Tuesday. More than 18 inches of […]

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