Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business, said Huawei's own operating system for smartphones and laptops could be ready for use in China by fall this year.Technologyread more
Lawmakers, lobbyists and CEOs in the U.S. are looking to trying to pick out the best parts of the EU's privacy law called GDPR – and ditch what they see as the worst.Technologyread more
After holding parliamentary elections over seven phases, India started counting the votes on Thursday — and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition...Electionsread more
Among the many ways Trump has shattered White House norms, his impulsive public communications rank among the most consequential. By inspiring investors or spooking them, his...Politicsread more
A federal judge in New York City on Wednesday said Deutsche Bank and Capital One can turn over financial documents related to President Donald Trump and his businesses in...Politicsread more
China accounted for 40% to 60% of the global increase in trichlorofluoromethane, or CFC-11, emissions between 2014 and 2017, a study found.Scienceread more
CNEX, backed by Microsoft and Dell, filed new allegations in a Texas suit accusing China's Huawei and an executive of trade secrets theft.Technologyread more
With Amazon and Walmart facing regulatory hurdles in India, Reliance's Mukesh Ambani isTechnologyread more
Tech usage and addiction inspires a billion-dollar mindfulness industry. CNBC's Uptin Saiidi attempts three days without any digital gadgets.Technologyread more
Japan's Panasonic said on Thursday it has stopped shipments of certain components to Huawei Technologies to comply with U.S. restrictions on the Chinese company.Technologyread more
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC on Wednesday that a trip to Beijing to resume trade negotiations has not been scheduled yet, reducing hopes of a speedy resolution...Asia Marketsread more
NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Beloved children's author and illustrator Sandra Boynton has brought the viral Ice Bucket Challenge to the cartoon world, with her animation of a hippopotamus that gets doused to support Project A.L.S.—a New York based nonprofit that funds top research toward a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease). Boynton's hippo then issues the challenge to other cartoon characters, calling out superstars Homer Simpson, Mike Doonesbury, and Snoopy to take the challenge.
Boynton, a longtime supporter of Project A.L.S., said, "I have a very personal connection to Lou Gehrig's disease: my fabulous sister Judy had it, and died ten years ago. During her illness, I was fortunate to get to know the tireless and brilliant Estess sisters and the extraordinary work of their Project A.L.S."
The animation, which Ms. Boynton created in honor of her sister and Project A.L.S. research, garnered a mention in USA Today—and an animated response from Homer Simpson.
"We hope Labor Day beach-goers take a cue from the cutest guy on the beach…and get involved. Thank you for your advocacy and artistry, Sandra Boynton," said Meredith Estess, President of Project A.L.S.
Project A.L.S.™ is a non-profit 501C3 devoted to understanding, treating, and ultimately curing ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Founded in 1998 by Jenifer Estess, her family and friends, Project A.L.S. has raised more than $67 million and become the new paradigm for brain disease research. ALS is a devastating neurodegenerative disease that, combined with the closely related Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, is a 21st century epidemic. In five years 1 in 25 Americans will be affected with a neurodegenerative disease.