Watch NBC News NOW’s Can You Hear Us Now? Virtual Discussion on Race in America

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Facebook Employees Protest Inflammatory Trump Posts With Virtual Walkout

Facebook’s employees are taking a stand against the social media platform’s inaction over President Trump’s inflammatory posts.
Several Facebook employees staged a “virtual walkout” today, where they are taking the day off work to show solidarity with the national protests in response to the death of George Floyd, who was killed while under police custody on May 25.
The virtual walkout is in large part a response to Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to remove incendiary posts by Trump on the widespread protests and looting that took place over the weekend, specifically a May 29 post where he incites violence by stating “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
Zuckerberg posted a lengthy message on his Facebook page later that day explaining his refusal, stating: “I know many people are upset that we’ve left the president’s posts up, but our position is that we should enable as much expression as possible unless it will cause imminent risk of specific harms or dangers spelled out in clear policies.”
He went on to state that since the message referenced the National Guard, the post served as a warning on state action that he thought the public should be aware of.
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‘Why I recreated my local pub in virtual reality’

Tristan Cross taught himself how to make the 3D models from scratch by watching YouTube videos.
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Robbie Williams to rejoin Take That for virtual gig

The old band are (almost all) back together for a charity event, broadcast from each of their homes.
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Take That fans will be hoping he’s back for good after Robbie Williams reunited with the band for a virtual charity concert.
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Jimmy Haslam had a hot mic moment during virtual meeting involving Jerry Jones

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Coronavirus: Hairdressers offer virtual appointments in lockdown

Salons are giving advice via video chat apps to help people style and colour their hair at home.
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How to Host a Virtual Wine Tasting With Celeb-Favorite Wines

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Formula E Driver Disqualified After Cheating in Virtual Race

Formula E driver Daniel Abt was disqualified after finishing third in a virtual race after it turned out he had been cheating by using a stand-in driver. Like most sports, Formula E events had been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the organization turned to virtual races using some of its drivers. Saturday’s Formula […]

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Special Olympics virtual event will have athletes compete in 'Forza 7'Xbox and the Special Olympics are putting on a virtual event where athletes will compete in 'Forza Motorsport 7.'



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How the Webby Awards Enlisted Michelle Obama and More Details Behind the Virtual Ceremony

Michelle Obama, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Miley Cyrus and Tom Hanks were just a few of the stars to participate in the re-imagined virtual Webby Awards, dubbed “WFH: Webbys From Home” on Tuesday. But unlike most live-streamed ceremonies, the 2020 Webbys created a “customized award show” for each winner, allowing them to record their five-word acceptance […]

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Questlove recruits Patti LaBelle, Eva Longoria for virtual dinner party

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Watch The Voice’s Final Virtual Happy Hour End With a Singalong Led by John Legend

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Timothée Chalamet Honors Teachers in Touching Message During Virtual Graduation

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Join the Today Show’s Virtual Plaza From Home!

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John Legend kicking off new virtual reality concert series

Rapper Machine Gun Kelly, singer Katelyn Tarver, and rockers The Score will also be taking part in the MelodyVR concert series .
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Britney Spears and Paris Hilton set for virtual dinner party

The online dinner party will be hosted by Travis Mills.
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Couples get married in virtual wedding ceremonies

Video calling technology is helping people share their special day with others during lockdown.
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Pregnant Ciara joins virtual baby shower for military mums

Ciara also opened up about the challenges of co-parenting with her husband, National Football League quarterback Russell Wilson, during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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Sotheby’s Teams With Google for Virtual Experience Charity Auction

MAY DAY AUCTION: Sotheby’s is teaming with Google to host an online charity auction of virtual experiences, bringing together some of the most prominent industry figures in the worlds of fashion, film, art and public affairs.
You can get a personal makeup brush-along with Charlotte Tilbury, who will also be creating a personalized makeup look for the highest bidder; styling tips and a private office tour with Sir Paul Smith; a song recording session with Sting; virtual coffee with Hillary Clinton; or an acting lesson with Sir Patrick Steward — all taking place via the Google Meets video calling platform.
“With COVID-19 impacting the way we live, work, learn and socialize, the need for secure video meetings to foster human connection has never been greater,” said Javier Soltero, G Suite vice president and general manager for Google.
All proceeds from the online auction will benefit the International Rescue Committee’s efforts in fighting the coronavirus in vulnerable communities and the winning bidders will have the option to share their experience with front-line workers and others who have been directly impacted by COVID-19 and the social-distancing rules put in place.
“I am proud to be part of this magical virtual charity auction with Sotheby’s and Google. Happy

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Barack and Michelle Obama Headline YouTube Virtual Graduation for Class of 2020

While virtually all school graduations are canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, YouTube is offering students a way to still celebrate their achievements.
The platform is hosting “Dear Class of 2020” a virtual graduation ceremony headlined by President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama.
YouTube has also enlisted the likes of Lady Gaga, BTS, Malala Yousafzai, Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, Kerry Washington, Zendaya, Chloe x Halle and Jackie Aina, among others, to participate in the celebration. BTS and other musicians will perform during the after party following the virtual graduation.
The programming will air on June 6 on the YouTube Originals channel. YouTube is partnering with Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, the Malala Fund and other foundations to feature students from around the world and for a crowd-sourced commencement speech.
Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of defense Robert M. Gates and Alphabet and Google chief executive officer Sundar Pichai will also speak during the digital commencement.
The YouTube special continues the trend of events transitioning to digital formats in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just this week, the Met Gala went virtual for the first time in its 72-year history. Other institutions are also

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Sparkling Through Screens: Virtual Party Attire During Lockdown

While fans of Billy Porter gleefully meet his quarantine fashion challenge with flash and humor, should others care to dress up for virtual events? Is there even a need for sparkle in wardrobes now?
Those are but two — admittedly minor — of the many questions during the new quarantined reality, which has seen loungewear accepted as the new work uniform, and the rise of virtual gatherings on Zoom, Houseparty and IG Live.
Celebrities, entertainers and brands alike have sought to connect with customers and fans through virtual gatherings on these channels amid canceled events worldwide. Rihanna and Diplo are just two of the prominent names who have hosted parties and weekly DJ sets, respectively, offering a much-needed reprieve from the confines of home. Luxury interiors brand Moooi is adapting, too, and hosting a virtual disco party on Friday, encouraging attendees to dress up in celebration of its newest “space lamp” product launch.
Over the last decade livestreams have become a staple of dance music culture, but right now they seem especially poignant. With the ongoing pandemic, clubgoers around the world have been forced to take a brief pause and bring the dance floor indoors to their homes.
Even the Met Gala went virtual

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Katy Perry, Lil Nas X, Rita Ora to Perform at Shein’s Virtual Concert

Katy Perry, Lil Nas X, Rita Ora and Doja Cat are uniting to perform at a virtual festival hosted by fast-fashion e-commerce brand Shein.
The digital event, which will also feature appearances by model Hailey Bieber, internet personality Lele Pons and actresses Yara Shahidi of “Grown-ish” and Madelaine Petsch of “Riverdale,” is being held on May 9 to benefit the solidarity response fund, launched by the United Nations Foundation to support the World Health Organization and its partners UNICEF and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The four-hour-long affair, hosted by TV personality Erin Lim and dancer Sheela Awe, will be streamed exclusively through the retailer’s free app at 1 p.m. PST/4 p.m. ET.
“Shein has been donating hundreds of thousands of masks globally for a couple months now,” shared exclusively George Chiao, head of business development and partnerships at Shein’s U.S. marketing agency, FMMG. The company has committed a $ 100,000 donation to the fund. “Given that the Shein app has sophisticated technologies to host a streaming event and that the brand has such a large audience globally, the brand decided to expand on their charitable efforts and create the Shein Together virtual event concept.”

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Everything You Need to Know About the First Virtual Met Gala

The first Monday in May is changing shape thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
For the first time in its 72-year history, the Met Gala is going virtual after having been postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic. This year’s edition was set to be held around the “About Time: Fashion and Duration” theme and as the Metropolitan Museum of Art is celebrating its 150-year anniversary.
Nonetheless, the gala is still going forward in a new way with “A Moment With the Met,” a YouTube livestream hosted by Vogue Magazine that offers a preview of this year’s upcoming costume exhibit plus a look back to some of the most memorable Met Gala red carpet moments of all time.
From how to watch the livestream to how to participate in the Met Gala challenge, here is everything you need to know about this year’s virtual Met Gala.
When and where is the virtual Met Gala?
The virtual Met Gala takes place on Monday at 6 p.m. It will be livestreamed on Vogue’s YouTube channel.
What will happen during the virtual Met Gala livestream?
The livestream will look back at the most memorable Met Gala red-carpet moments of all time, likely highlighting fashion moments of stars like Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker,

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Susanne Bartsch Welcomes All to Thursday Night Virtual Parties

PARTY OF ONE: The “Queen of the Night” Susanne Bartsch is working to support the nightlife community by hosting “On Top” Thursday night Zoom parties.
”Who would have thought that I’d be taking the nightclub to the couch?” Bartsch said of her On Top live parties, which are in its 10th year.
Knowing many DJs, hosts and others in the nightclub sector are out of work, she wanted to create something that would allow her to pay people. “At the same time, I wanted to let people know that we are united, we can see each other on the screens since we are not allowed to meet, and to give the community hope and joy,” she said.
After the first one, so many people wrote and DM’d Bartsch that she decided to make the virtual party a regular thing. “People were telling me, ‘Thank you so much for doing this. I feel so much better. I felt so isolated and hopeless. It’s giving me hope, fun and reason to dress up,’” she said.
Through ticket sales, each week’s performers are paid for their efforts and others from around the world have reached out about getting involved. The Paris-based Allanah Starr will be part of Thursday’s

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Secretariat surges to win virtual Kentucky Derby

Secretariat, the 1973 winner, overtook Seattle Slew down the stretch and held off Citation to win the virtual Kentucky Derby in a computer-generated race that featured 12 fellow Triple Crown winners.
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Kids’ Choice Awards: ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ BTS Win at Virtual Show

After being postponed by the coronavirus pandemic, the Kids’ Choice Awards held a virtual telecast to dole out the slime and the awards. “Victorious” star Victoria Justice hosted the show on Saturday, about six weeks after the original date. In addition to the awards and slime given out, the show made a $ 1 million donation […]

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Virtual reunion: Will Smith and Fresh Prince cast pay teary tribute to late Uncle Phil actor

Will Smith was left in tears during a virtual reunion with his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-stars as they remembered James Avery, who played Uncle Phil and died in 2013.
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Goonies stars and Spielberg discuss sequel rumours in virtual reunion

As we all know, Goonies never say die. So 35 years after the classic film’s release, could a sequel be in the works?
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Fortnite’s Travis Scott virtual concert watched by millions

Travis Scott’s 10-minute show wowed players and press – and saw millions take part online.
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Virtual draft shatters records with 55M viewers

Each day of the 2020 NFL draft set records, with coverage across all of the rounds up more than 30% over 2019.
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Victoria Justice Set to Host, BTS to Appear on Nickelodeon’s Virtual ‘Kids Choice Awards’

Nickelodeon has announced Victoria Justice will host the “Kids Choice Awards” on Saturday, May 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The newly titled and virtually produced show, “Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together,” was originally set to air on March 22, but was rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will include celebrity video […]

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Maria Tash Offers Virtual Piercing Checkups During Lockdown

Maria Tash has been at the forefront of experiential jewelry retail. The piercing artist helped popularize luxury piercing jewelry made from precious metals and stones, opening stores that serve as both fine jewelry boutique and piercing salon.
Now that her six retail locations are closed due to coronavirus lockdowns, Tash is bringing her experience online. The jeweler has begun offering complimentary virtual piercing checkups, conducted via FaceTime and Google Hangouts. The appointments will be available in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian and Arabic.
The 15-minute time slots will match consumers with piercing artists to review healing, post size, jewelry changes and any other piercing-related questions.
“The recent launch of virtual piercing checkup technology provides us with a way to stay connected to our clients globally, and we can continue to be an expert resource for anyone with questions on piercing, healing, ring and post sizing, and aftercare,” Tash said in a statement.
“It’s a wonderful and rare opportunity to meet and speak with my senior, lead piercers from my stores around the world for complimentary advice…They give our piercers the opportunity to be creative, share their deep knowledge and inspire, as well as allay client piercing concerns while simultaneously fostering their vision for

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‘The Office’ Cast Offers Virtual Hangout for Charity

One lucky fan of “The Office” will be able to virtually hang out with the Dunder Mifflin crew. Several cast members have partnered with the fundraising organization Omaze for an online coffee date for charity. People can make donations online to enter the sweepstakes, and the proceeds will go to the Variety Boys & Girls […]

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Elway: Virtual test draft smooth after early hiccup

The Broncos executive said that a dry run of the draft Monday with other teams went well outside of some early technical issues.
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Byron wins 2nd consecutive NASCAR virtual race

William Byron won his second straight NASCAR virtual race in a relatively drama-free day for the sport.
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WNBA proves a virtual NFL draft will work

The WNBA's all-online draft Friday served as a guinea pig for the NFL's version next week. For the most part, it was perfectly functional and entertaining.

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John Krasinski’s Virtual Prom With Billie Eilish and the Jonas Brothers Was Better Than the Real Thing

John Krasinski's virtual prom, Billie EilishWell that was delightful.
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Exclusive: Goop to Host Virtual ‘In Goop Health’ Sessions on YouTube

Goop’s health summit is going virtual. Starting April 22, Gwyneth Paltrow’s brand will host a variety of series to discuss all things wellness, the mental, spiritual and physical.
The “In Goop Health” summit, which has been hosted in Los Angeles — the company’s hub — New York City, the Bay Area and London, usually costs goers at least about $ 650 to attend, with pricing going up to $ 2,000 for a VIP ticket or $ 4,500 for the “weekender” option that includes extras like a hotel stay. But with the country in quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic, Paltrow has canceled an upcoming summit and is offering a stripped-down, free, digital version of the event in partnership with YouTube.
“Like everyone, we have this strange unprecedented moment in time and have been evaluating where we can be of service,” said Goop’s chief content officer, Elise Loehnen, who is hosting the sessions. “We want to find ways to create community and bring people together. Bringing it online for the duration of the quarantine felt like a natural extension for us and a way to introduce the content that’s at In Goop Health.
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End to 700 years of history as ‘virtual parliament’ plan approved

Plans for a “virtual parliament” to let MPs quiz ministers during the coronavirus outbreak have been approved by authorities.
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As Bridal Companies Amp Up Digital Efforts, Pronovias Launches Virtual Showroom

With couples postponing or drastically downsizing their weddings, growers destroying millions of flowers and event space operators filing for business loans, bridal companies are increasingly shifting their services online. Knowing that couples will continue to get engaged, despite the pandemic-induced shutdown, bridal companies are also planning for the future with easily accessible services for retailers and consumers.
The Pronovias Group has launched what it claims is the first digital showroom in the bridal industry. Geared exclusively for its customers, visitors will find the latest collections for the group’s brands — Pronovias, St. Patrick, Nicole, White One and Lady Bird. The initiative is part of Pronovias’ digital transformation through various channels that is meant to provide better service to its customers and brides. After being acquired by BC Partners in 2017, the digitalization process has been underway. The current confinement mandates in place in many countries has accelerated that effort. There are plans to expand the number of countries that offer virtual appointments, a company spokesman said Wednesday. Pronovias has more than 400 points of sale in 105 countries.
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Raiders’ Mayock no stranger to virtual scouting

His former job as a television draft analyst might have Raiders general manager Mike Mayock in a position of strength as Las Vegas preps for the virtual draft.
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What to Know About Lady Gaga’s ‘One World: Together at Home’ Virtual Concert

As celebrities are increasingly joining the fight to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Lady Gaga has arguably orchestrated the largest fund-raising effort with her upcoming virtual concert.
The “One World: Together at Home” global special is a joint effort between the Oscar-winning singer, the World Health Organization and Global Citizen to bring together some of today’s biggest musicians and celebrities to celebrate health-care workers on the frontline of the pandemic and to raise awareness for the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Lady Gaga has already worked with both organizations to solicit donations from several global companies, raising $ 35 million for the fund.
From the lengthy list of performers and presenters to how to stream the virtual concert, here is everything you need to know about the “One World: Together at Home” global special.
When is the “One World: Together at Home” virtual concert?
The two-hour global special will air on April 18 at 8 p.m.
Which celebrities are involved with the “One World: Together at Home” virtual concert?

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Lady Gaga will be joined by a lengthy list of musicians and celebrities during the virtual concert, including the likes of Elton John, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Chris Martin, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, John Legend,

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The NHL’s coronavirus pause: Possible playoff host cities, virtual draft, player concerns and more

Our weekly rundown of intel from around the league, including neutral sites that could host empty-arena games, next season’s salary cap and more.
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Mariah Carey Blesses Us on Easter With Virtual Performances of Her Emancipation of Mimi Singles

Mariah Carey, InstagramMariah Carey is not only celebrating Easter Sunday this weekend but she’s also celebrating the 15th anniversary of one of her most iconic albums, The Emancipation of Mimi.
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Widowed Sisters Celebrate Their Pregnancies With a Virtual Baby Shower

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Coronavirus Easter lockdown: 10 virtual ways to celebrate this weekend

For many, Easter weekend is a time to get outside in the fresh air and spend time with friends and family.
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Virtual workouts help tight-knit Lakers stay close

Although social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic has kept the Lakers apart, team vice president Rob Pelinka said Wednesday that the players are finding ways to connect, including working out virtually together.
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MyBuddy.ai, a virtual tutor for kids learning English, raises $1 million seed round

MyBuddy.ai, a virtual tutor for kids learning English, raises $  1 million seed roundMyBuddy.ai, a startup that develops virtual tools to help kids learn English, announced today that it has raised $ 1 million in seed funding from LETA Capital. The San Francisco-based company’s app features a AI-based virtual tutor called Buddy who coaches kids through a series of exercises. This has exacerbated the chronic shortage of qualified English language teachers needed for half a billion kids struggling to learn English as a second language.



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All Rise Is Doing a Virtual Episode About Coronavirus

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Lady Gaga to Host Virtual Concert With World Health Organization

Lady Gaga is teaming with the World Health Organization and Global Citizen for a global concert amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Oscar-winning singer and actress announced the concert during the WHO’s media briefing on Monday, where she also revealed that she’s helped raise $ 35 million from several global companies in the last week to benefit the organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
“We are all so very grateful to all of the health-care professionals across the country, around the world, who are on the frontlines of COVID-19,” she said. “This global pandemic is a catastrophe. I am so thankful to them and I am praying for those who are sick.”
The “One World: Together At Home” global special will include virtual performances and appearances by Lady Gaga, Elton John, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Chris Martin, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, David Beckham, Idris Elba and more. The broadcast will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert and will be broadcast on April 18 at 8 p.m. on ABC, NBC, CBS and other international broadcasters.
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Byron wins virtual Bristol; Bubba ‘rage quits’

William Byron led the most laps in NASCAR’s first two virtual races and had nothing to show for his gaming skills. The third time out, he got the win.
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Coronavirus: Garden centres switch to virtual personal shopping

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Memorial Day is upon us, the special day in the United States when we remember the people who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. In Washington, D.C., the holiday turns into a major event with millions of people visiting the various national war memorials and monuments, and Arlington National Cemetery.

Over the years, I have photographed many of these sites. This year, General Dynamics Information Technology is displaying some of the photos on their social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+) . Below you can find some of the photos, a virtual tribute to those that made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America.

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The Korean War Memorial

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The Vietnam War Memorial

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6,821 Ribbons: Armor Down hosts Mindful Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery with 6,821 ribbons honoring the service men and women nthat have died in theater since 9/11.

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The Air Force Memorial

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My daughter Soleil reflects at Arlington National Cemetery

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WESTFIELD’S VIRTUAL TRENDS: Westfield in London has turned to virtual reality technology to showcase its spring 2015 fashion trends to customers in its Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City malls. Both locations will host a series of digital fashion experiences in March and April called Future Fashion, to bring trends such as denim, florals and “future modern” to life for the malls’ customers. One experience will allow customers to use virtual reality headsets to explore abstract interpretations of different trends in what Westfield called “a completely fantastical space.” Gesture-tracking technology will also mean that customers can use their hands to interact with characters in the virtual world and travel through the space. Another will center on fashion avatars, as part of which customers can use their body movements to create avatars on large screens, in a palette of patterns and images that reflect the trends, such as woven threads or flowers.
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Virtual Infidelity — If I Don’t Touch, Am I Still Being Unfaithful?

Defining an affair used to be relatively simple. One or both partners in an intimate, exclusive relationship begin a sexual relationship with another person without their partner’s knowledge or permission. That partner, excluded from the option to vote, may not initially notice that anything is wrong, but, over time, notices that something is amiss. The time-worn obvious signs like inadequate explanations of unavailability, more critical responses, lessened energy, and diminished affection or interest begin to emerge.

In the past, affairs were most often clandestine interactions in real time with actual people. When they were eventually discovered, the previously unsuspecting partner had to deal with not only both being betrayed, but also replaced, sometimes with someone he or she already knew.

Men were more likely to be the culprits because of their greater access to other women and their reputation for more frequent sexual interest. Whether it was true or not, the motive most often cited was more exciting sex in competition with less passionate intimacy in their primary relationship. When women strayed, they more often picked someone they had known for a while who was available for a romantic relationship in concert with the sexual outlet.

Many of these affairs ended up significantly threatening the committed relationship. Also, the outside individuals willing to participate in the triangle had goals of their own which often emerged in unwelcome ways and at unpredictable times. If the sexual affair continued for a period of time, those extra-curricular complexities were more likely to emerge if the clandestine person placed a troublesome call or showed up at the door.

The emergence of the Internet has widened the playing field. Access to its many options has opened up a never-before-available world to both men and women who want to engage in secretive sexual connections. In addition, a flesh-and-blood partner is no longer necessary for that liaison to occur. People can have exciting, secretive sexual interactions via this new technology with partners they may never physically touch or see in person.

When these virtual relationships are discovered, the betrayed partner may feel heartbreak in a whole new way. Without a clear human target, he or she can be even more distressed. Now a once-trusted partner has lived in an undisclosed fantasy world that is highly likely to negatively compare the real partner to a virtual, unblemished paramour.

Internet web sites abound where partners who are seeking outside stimulation can participate in dramatic, often pseudo-authentic fantasies. Those liaisons not only may never be discovered, but are without the constraints of time away, money spent, or fear of discovery. The partners who participate can indulge themselves in virtual sexual satisfaction with much less concern they will be exposed.

As an example, a web site emerged several years ago that offered its members participation in a virtual world which encouraged them to assume a false identity. They created and lived out this alter-ego which would not only be a radically different person from who they were in real life, but a role unlikely to ever occur in that time and space.

Once signed up, they were to live this false identity in connection with other “acting” beings as if they were actually living in actual relationships with each other. They could live out that “other life” and rationalize that it would not affect their actual relationship. There was no touching or face-to-face contact, and the absence of accountability to a real partner could dramatically increase the level of excitement.

Unfortunately, people do not live in individualized, discreet compartments. They “bleed” over emotionally, spiritually, and often eventually, physically. Whatever a person does in one area of life in fact affects every other aspect. Pretending that is not the case not only doesn’t stop it, but can amplify the result. Those fantasy escapes do challenge real-life partnerships, sometimes severely undermining them.

In light of these new opportunities, it is probably time to look at virtual infidelity, define its parameters, and assess its current effect on committed relationships.

Let’s assume that two people in a committed relationship have agreed to a set of promises that both will honor whether in the presence of the other or not. The behaviors they agree upon can be anything that is comfortable and acceptable to both. Once those mutually chosen standards are in position, they become the foundation for the relationship’s “faith”, the cornerstone of the partners’ trust in each other. If either chooses to act outside of those agreements and hide those experiences from the other, he or she is choosing to “break the faith.” Hence the word, “unfaithful.” Infidelity is only one example of a breach of that contract.

If they are to stay current, trust agreements between intimate partners must be re-examined and revised from time to time to make way for any emerging new desires either partner may want. When changes need to be made, the partners ideally work them out together. They choose inclusivity to ensure there are no misunderstandings. Once recommitted to their new agreements, the partners promise one another to honor those new guidelines and keep the relationship’s faith intact.

If the partners cannot agree to new sanctions but don’t want to give up the relationship, they may, unfortunately, pretend to one another that they are re-committed when they are, in fact, not behaving by the agreements they’ve made. One or both may then secretly act out those desires without the other’s knowledge or permission. What was promised as inclusion now becomes exclusion.

Exclusion creates the compartment in which infidelity, whether virtual or real, can eventually flourish. By this evaluation, any behavior chosen by either partner that excludes the others awareness will, when known, destroy the trust they have created.

One of the most common example of inclusion/exclusion potential facing intimate partners today is the conflict about the part pornography should play in their relationship. Some couples are totally comfortable watching porn, either alone or together, while others are wrenched apart by different reactions to it. The decision as to how much and what king of porn to include in an intimate relationship is a challenge couples must face and work out together.

For example, if a man enjoys making love to his partner but, at other times, masturbates while watching porn, it isn’t likely to be a problem between them unless his partner feels threatened or offended. If, on the other hand, he secretly uses porn to self-stimulate instead of making love to his partner, he is operating exclusively i.e., making decisions he and his partner might not agree upon were she to know. If the excluded partner feels sexually ignored or deprived, then sexual energy is being secretly siphoned off the relationship.

The example of the place secret porn watching holds in a committed relationship is just one way a partner can illicitly participate in sexual gratification without touching another person. Chat rooms, phone interactions, sexting and clandestine emailing to virtual partners are others. What they all have in common is the unilateral decision to exclude their partner from the chance to vote on the process and ultimate outcome before it happens.

By the exclusion/inclusion definition of infidelity, are those committed partners who secretly sexually play with others but don’t touch them being as unfaithful as if they were in an actual relationship? Yes.

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