LJ Figueroa enters transfer portal in massive St. John’s blow

LJ Figueroa enters transfer portal in massive St. John’s blow

St. John’s quiet and positive offseason hit a large brick wall on Tuesday morning. Leading scorer and All-Big East second team selection LJ Figueroa, who is testing the 2020 NBA Draft waters, has entered the transfer portal. The 6-foot-6 Figueroa told coach Mike Anderson he wanted to explore his options on Tuesday, according to a … Read more

YouTube is deleting comments with two phrases that insult China’s Communist Party

YouTube is deleting comments with two phrases that insult China’s Communist Party

YouTube is automatically deleting comments that contain certain Chinese-language phrases related to criticism of the country’s ruling Communist Party (CCP). Comments left under videos or in live streams that contain the words “共匪” (“communist bandit”) or “五毛” (“50-cent party”) are automatically deleted in around 15 seconds, though their English language translations and Romanized Pinyin equivalents … Read more

GOP candidate challenging AOC drops out of the primary race

GOP candidate challenging AOC drops out of the primary race

A Republican candidate running against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dropped out of the primary race, saying Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s lockdown orders during the coronavirus have stifled her ability to campaign. “Governor Cuomo’s undemocratic Executive Orders overthrew New York’s electoral process. The right to access the ballot, freedom of association as a member of a political party, … Read more

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin favors incentivizing minority hires to fix ‘broken’ system

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin favors incentivizing minority hires to fix 'broken' system

The recently shelved proposal that aimed to incentivize minority coaching hires with improved draft picks largely sparked criticism in NFL circles. Under that proposal, teams’ third-round picks could be improved anywhere from six to 10 spots depending on whether they had hired a minority candidate at GM or head coach; it would also include compensation … Read more

Cummings and his ‘Brexit friends’ leave when they should stay, quips EU’s Tusk

Iran sentences French academic to six years in prison: lawyer

BRUSSELS, May 26 (Reuters) – A senior European Union politician couldn’t help a Brexit quip as he waded into Britain’s row over Dominic Cummings, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top adviser and mastermind of leaving the bloc who is accused of violating coronavirus travel curbs. Cummings refused to resign on Monday, saying he had done nothing … Read more

India’s contact tracing app is going open source – News Brig

India’s contact tracing app is going open source – TechCrunch

India said it will publicly release the source code of its contact tracing app, Aarogya Setu, in a relief to privacy and security experts who have been advocating for this ever since the app launched in early April. Ajay Prakash Sawhney, secretary in the ministry of electronics and information technology, made the announcement on Tuesday, … Read more