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Sting fan’s dying wish to give singer painting will bring tear to your eye

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A Sting fan requested the singer to receive his painting (Picture: Rex/Humans Of New York)

A Sting fan who requested the singer to receive his painting of him before his death has had his wish come true.

Warning: you might need tissues for this one.

The fan, whose has not been named, worked as a New York policeman for 20 years and had a passion for art, creating his own painting of the 68-year-old. His story was subsequently shared to the Humans Of New York Instagram account.

‘He worked at an auto shop, airbrushing designs onto the side of vans,’ his stepdaughter explained to the account. ‘I think he dreamed of being an artist.

‘But he needed something more stable. So after he decided to marry my mum, he became a cop.’

She revealed that in the midst of his career, he ‘never lost touch with his creative side’, and even built an art studio at their house – and it’s the very place where the painting of Sting was brought to life.

‘He painted a single painting – a portrait of String that he copied from an album cover,’ she continued. ‘But he got busy with work and never used the studio again.

The fan worked as a police officer for 20 years and had a passion for art (Picture: Humans Of New York)
The man created this painting of Sting in his art studio (Picture: Humans Of New York)

‘He was always saying: “when I retire. I’ll go back to art, when I retire I’ll show in a gallery, when I retire.”’

Unfortunately that ‘time never came’, as he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998.

Towards ‘his final days’, the two were going through his belongings, when they came across the painting.

‘I pulled the Sting painting out of an old box, and asked: “What should I do with this?”

Sting’s daughter Mickey Sumner has confirmed the painting is on his way to him (Picture: Getty Images)
Mickey has since set up a fundraising page for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Covid-19 Response Fund (Picture: Mickey Sumner/Instagram)

‘His response was immediate: “Give it to Sting,” he said. All of us started laughing. But dad grew very serious.’

It wasn’t long until Sting’s daughter, Mickey Sumner, noticed the social media post, and confirmed she had gotten in touch with the stepdaughter.

‘Update: we connected!’ his stepdaughter revealed. ‘And working out logistics. Love love love.’

Today (22 May), she announced that the painting is being personally delivered to Sting, and has set up a fundraising page for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Covid-19 Response Fund.

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‘For those of you who followed the incredibly touching story on @humansofny this week – here is an update,’ she added on her Instagram page. ‘The painting was picked up & shipped today. Thank you @cratersandfreightersphoenix!!, my dad should have it in a week!

‘If you were as moved by this story as I was, please consider donating. Even a dollar. Don’t have a dollar: maybe you could help spread the world.

‘Collectively we could really make a difference & spread this love further.’

She later added: ‘Thank you to my dad @theofficialsting for all the art, inspiration & love you bring into this world. I Love You.’

We promise we are not crying.

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When Big American Companies Planning To Reopen Their Offices

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Some Of the big American Companies planing to recall employees slowly this summer and others are planning to go back in fall or wait until then to decide. While some big American Giant plan to work remotely until at least next year and a select few are making remote work permanent.

Here we make a list of the top American Companies planning to get back to work from Offices and to call the staff according to multiple work strategies.

IRS

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig said in June that “thousands of employees have returned to facilities in seven states, and four more states and Puerto Rico will reopen on June 29. The IRS continues to focus on nonportable work and will reopen facilities in remaining states on July 13.”

Federal Emergency Management Agency

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s reopening procedure started June 15, permitting 25% occupancy of buildings and “social distancing protocols of at least 6 feet,” according to internal documents obtained by CNN.

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs confirmed to HuffPost that a small number of employees reported back to offices in New York, Jersey City, Dallas and Salt Lake City beginning Monday, June 22; Morgan Stanley employees’ return to U.S. offices will be sometime after the the July 4 weekend.

Citigroups

Citigroup CEO Michael Corbat told Bloomberg in an interview in late May that he hopes to return about 5% of staff to Citigroup’s main building in Manhattan in July or August.

Google

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog post that starting July 6, “assuming external conditions allow, we’ll start to open more buildings in more cities,” but did not specify which. “This will give Googlers who need to come back to the office—or, capacity permitting, who want to come back—the opportunity to return.”

Verizon

Verizon Media, HuffPost’s parent company, said that U.S. employees will be working from home through at least September. “As of now, most of Verizon Media’s employees in the U.S. will remain in a work from home situation through the end of September. We are currently assessing what we will do after that time, and expect to have a decision about what will happen after September 30th,” a Verizon Media spokesperson said.

Amazon

Amazon said employees in roles that allow them to work effectively from home “are welcome to do so until at least October 2.“ (The company has been criticized for forcing its warehouse workers to do their jobs in crowded, unsafe conditions.)

The New York Times

The New York Times said that “no employee will be required to return before January if they do not feel comfortable doing so,” according to an email sent to staff.

Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that anyone who can work from home is welcome to do so at least through 2020,” and that in 10 years, he expects 50% of his company’s workforce to be remote.

CNN

CNN President Jeff Zucker told staff in a late May memo, “We expect that the majority of you will not be able to return to our offices this calendar year.”

Shopify and Twitter

Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke said offices will be closed until 2021 and after that, most employees will be remote in a permanent capacity.

Twitter announced in May that most employees can now work from home forever.

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Fujitsu Allows employees to work from home permanently

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The Japanese Technology firm Fujitsu announced the Work From Home plan for its employees permanently. The company said it will divide it’s office space in Japan and will let the Employees to work from home during the COVID 19 pandemic. has said it will halve its office space in Japan as it adapts to the “new normal” of the coronavirus pandemic.

Fujitsu Limited is a Japanese multinational information technology equipment and services company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. In 2018, it was the world’s fourth-largest IT services provider measured by global IT services revenue

The Office staff will have flexible hours to work from home and will have to work as per the standards wherever they work. It says the “Work Life Shift” programme will offer unprecedented flexibility to its 80,000 workers in the country.

The announcement follows a similar move in May by social media platform Twitter.

In a statement sent to the BBC, Fujitsu said it “will introduce a new way of working that promises a more empowering, productive, and creative experience for employees that will boost innovation and deliver new value to its customers and society”.

Under the plan employees will “begin to primarily work on a remote basis to achieve a working style that allows them to flexibly use their time according to the contents of their work, business roles, and lifestyle”.

The company also said the programme would allow staff to choose where they worked, whether that was from home, a major corporate hub or a satellite office.

Fujitsu believes that that the increased autonomy offered to its workers will help to improve the performance of teams and increase productivity.

Sree Sreenivasan, visiting professor of digital innovation at the Stony Brook University School of Journalism, said the announcement underlined the huge long-term impact of the pandemic on the way many of us work.

“This is yet another sign that everything we know about offices and the future of work is being upended. Thousands of employers and millions of employees are learning the pros and cons of the new normal.”

“If they can combine the best of the pros (less commuting, more productivity, less expenses, etc), while minimising the cons (lack of in-person bonding, never being off the clock, etc), millions will be grateful, while frustrating thousands who preferred the old way of life,” he added.

The social media platform said: “The past few months have proven we can make that work. So if our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen.”

 

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Uber Agrees to Buy Postmates in $2.65-Billion All-Stock Deal: Report

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  • This deal will help to skyrocket the Uber Eats’ position in the United States food delivery market, which is currently dominated by the Doordash.
  • The agreement just took place after Uber retreated its bid to take GrubHub.
  • GrubHub has merged with Just Eat Takeaway in the previous month. Just Eat Takeaway is Europe’s largest food delivery group.
  • The conversation between Uber and Postmates was in progress for years but last week they finalized the deal, said, Bloomberg.

Uber failed to merge with GrubHub but now the ride-sharing giant is all set to acquire food delivery service Postmates in a $2.65 Billion all-stock deal that could be announced early on Monday revealed Bloomberg.

According to Bloomberg, the deal has been approved by Uber’s board and the head of Uber’s food delivery business, Uber Eats, Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, is looking to run the combined delivery business.

Uber and Postmates didn’t quickly react to a Reuters demand for input.

A week ago, Reuters announced that Postmates had restored plans for a first sale of stock after dealmaking in the US online food conveyance administration area that started procurement enthusiasm for the organization.

Postmates was last esteemed at $2.4 billion (generally Rs. 17,890 crores), when it raised $225 million (generally Rs. 1,677 crores) in private gathering pledges round last September.

Established in 2011, San Francisco-based Postmates represented 8 percent of the US feast conveyance advertise in May, as indicated by examination firm Second Measure.

Uber had plans to likewise procure Grubhub through its Uber Eats business, yet left the arrangement as Just Eat Takeaway.com inevitably arrived at a $7.3 billion (generally Rs. 54,474 crores) understanding a month ago to purchase the US online food conveyance organization.

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