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‘Fishyleaks’ website hopes to land those guilty of overfishing

Charity accuses government agencies of ignoring ‘rampant’ rule-breaking in industry, and encourages whistleblowers

A website for whistleblowers to expose illegal or unethical practices in the fishing industry has been launched by a charity campaigning to end overfishing in European Union waters.

“Fishyleaks” has been set up by Our Fish to provide an anonymous and secure way for people working in the industry, enforcement bodies and others to shine a light on bad practice.

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Mariners euphoric over looming Mets nightmare Jarred Kelenic
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Watch long enough and you will see chunks of Jim Edmonds, large comparables to prime-time Grady Sizemore. And the Mariners could not stop watching Jarred Kelenic. This is what an organization that has no present does. It imagines the future. And for the Mariners, Kelenic is front and center to their future....
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Introducing the new podcast from Christopher Goffard
Subscriber exclusive: When a young woman's body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Anaheim homicide Det. Julissa Trapp embarks on a relentless quest for answers.
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Stephen Miller shared white nationalist links with a Breitbart editor in 2015, newly released leaked emails show
A trove of emails leaked to the Southern Poverty Law Center showed White House senior adviser Stephen Miller exchanging white nationalist links and ideas with former Breitbart editor Katie McHugh. Miller is President Donald Trump's top adviser on immigration and has crafted some of the administration's most notable and controversial immigration policies.  The emails, more than 900 of which McHugh provided to the SPLC, date back to between 2015 and 2016, when Miller was a policy adviser for then-Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama. Miller sent McHugh links to white nationalist sites V-Dare and the American Renaissance. He also encouraged McHugh to make parallels between immigration and the explicitly racist 1970s novel "Camp of the Saints," and praised former President Calvin Coolidge's race-based immigration quotas.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A trove of emails leaked to the Southern Poverty Law Center's Hatewatch project showed White House senior adviser Stephen Miller exchanging white nationalist emails and ideas with former Breitbart editor and reporter Katie McHugh. Miller, who has been in the White House since January 2017, has kept a low public profile but has served as President Donald Trump's top adviser on immigration, and has crafted some of the administration's most notable policies. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:Newly released excerpts from 'A Warning' written by an anonymous White House official paint a wild picture of the Trump presidencyDonald Trump Jr.'s wild interview on 'The View' went off the rails while he tweeted attacks on the show's hostsUS media's reluctance to discuss an alleged identity for the Ukraine whistleblower is crumbling after a campaign by right-wing sites and Donald Trump Jr.SEE ALSO: The Supreme Court is hearing arguments over the fate of 700,000 'Dreamers'. Here's everything you need to know about the DACA program hanging in limbo.
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Texas family wins last-minute ruling to keep sick baby on life support
The family of a sick baby won a last-minute reprieve to stop a Texas hospital from taking her off life support against their wishes, according to reports. Tinslee Lewis was due to have the machines switched off Sunday after Cooks Children’s Hospital invoked a Texas law that allows that decision when treatment is deemed futile....
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How to decide between Disney Plus and Netflix (NFLX, DIS)
Disney Plus Today, Disney released its long-anticipated streaming service, Disney Plus. With Disney titles removed from other streaming services, you might be wondering how Disney Plus compares to other options on the market. Here's how Disney Plus stands in comparison to Netflix. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney Plus was just released this morning, and it has already received a lot of buzz. Many have already signed up, or got a free month through Verizon.  If you're thinking about buying Disney Plus, you're probably wondering if that means you should cancel your Netflix subscription. Here, we compared all the major factors to help you decide:Disney Plus costs $7 per month, or $70 for the year. Disney Plus One account will allow 4 simultaneous screens to stream content, and up to 7 user profiles, CNET reported. In comparison, Netflix costs $9 per month for a basic plan with one device streaming at a time, or up to $16 per month for 4 screens at a time. Netflix Netflix allows you to create up to 5 individual profiles, which allow personalized recommendations and watchlists separate from other users on the account. Netflix See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:This is what using Disney's new $7-a-month streaming service looks likeSee inside the esports championship that draws as many viewers as the Super Bowl and just gave away $2.5 million in prize money and a 70-pound trophy with a case designed by Louis VuittonBig streaming companies like Netflix and HBO are looking to crack down on freeloaders who use other people's passwords and accountsSEE ALSO: These 3 subtle changes in Apple's latest iPhone update have made my life way easier
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Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes caught in courtside makeout session
The musical couple can't keep their hands off each other.
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Haley book blasts UN migration pact for focus on climate change: ‘Give me a break’
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, in her newly released book, defended the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the United Nations' global migration pact -- arguing that it would have eliminated the distinction between legal and illegal immigration, and sharply questioning its focus on issues like climate change.
Politica
Rockets Rain On Gaza And Israel After Airstrike Kills Militant Leader
"He was a ticking bomb," Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu said of Bahaa Abu el-Atta, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader killed Tuesday. Militants in Gaza have responded with rocket attacks of their own.
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UC Berkeley instructor calls rural Americans 'bad people' who deserve 'uncomfortable' lives
A UC Berkeley graduate student and instructor took to Twitter to shame "rural Americans" and those who aren't "pro-city."
Politica
U.S. Bishops Elect Their First Latino President: Archbishop José Gomez
Archbishop José Gomez has been the archbishop of Los Angeles, the largest Roman Catholic diocese in the U.S., for most of the past decade.
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Disney Plus features a warning on some of its older content with 'outdated cultural depictions'
Disney Plus Disney's streaming service, Disney Plus, launched Tuesday.  Some of its older, potentially controversial content is presented unedited. Disney contains a warning on landing pages for movies and shorts that may be viewed as culturally inappropriate. "Dumbo," "The Aristocats," "The Jungle Book," "Peter Pan," and some early Mickey Mouse shorts all contain the message: "This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Walt Disney Company has been making entertainment products for almost 100 years. A lot has changed in that time, and while animation would be barely recognizable today compared to what it was like back when the first Mickey Mouse short, "Plane Crazy," was produced, the other thing that has changed a lot in the last century is the culture itself, and that's one place where Disney's history has occasionally caused problems for the company.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:Here are all the original movies coming to Disney Plus we know about so farDisney Plus' 'Noelle' is a mediocre holiday movie that clearly wasn't good enough for theatersDisney released a deleted 'Avengers: Endgame' scene between Tony Stark and his grown daughter that will hit you in the feels all over again
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Minecraft Earth Lands in the US—Let the Block Party Begin
The augmented-reality game isn't just Microsoft's most ambitious mobile title to date; it's a play to change the way we interact with the world and each other.
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'Does Hulu have ESPN?': Yes, you can watch it with Hulu + Live TV — here's what you need to know
Shutterstock Not only does Hulu have ESPN with a live TV subscription, but the platform also offers multiple ESPN channels, including ESPN2, ESPN College Extra, ESPN U, and ESPN News. Watching ESPN via Hulu requires a Hulu + Live TV account, which starts at $44.99 per month and can be upgraded to add even more channels. A Hulu + Live TV subscription allows you to record up to 50 hours of content for later viewing — or more for additional fees — so you never have to miss sports shows or games. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you love sports, you will love all the various ESPN channels offered by Hulu. Your Hulu + Live TV plan offers you access to hours upon hours of sport-centric content, including sports talk shows, live sporting events,  sports news, sports docs, and classic sports programming. In short, if it's on ESPN, it can be enjoyed on your phone, computer, or smart TV via a Hulu + Live TV subscription.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.See Also:How to sharpen an image in Photoshop automatically, to reduce blurriness in your imagesHow to watch live TV on Hulu with a paid subscription, to access more than 60 major channels and record showsYou can play many Steam games offline — here's how to turn on and use offline modeSEE ALSO: The best 4K TVs you can buy
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Listen to Episode 4 of ‘Big Apple Buckets’: Front Office Drama feat. Jamal Crawford
The Knicks are nothing short of a mess right now. On Episode 4 of the “Big Apple Buckets” podcast, Kazeem Famuyide was fired up about the Knicks’ blowout loss to the Cavaliers on Sunday. New York Post sports writer Zach Braziller drops by the studio to chat with Kaz about the 2-8 start to the...
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Remy Ma says assault case is a ‘waste of the taxpayers’ money’
The rapper added that her professional life is "fantastic" and that she is looking forward to celebrating her daughter’s first birthday.
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Bronx teen sues teacher who allegedly beat him over $4k weed deal gone bad
A Bronx teen who says his teacher beat him senseless and threatened to have his mom raped over a $4,000 pot deal gone bad is now suing the educator and his charter school. Nazur West, 19, claims he suffered lasting psychological issues after Kevin Pope, a former teacher at The John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter...
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Facebook’s iOS app might be opening the camera in the background without your knowledge
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook might have another security problem on its hands, as some people have reported on Twitter that Facebook’s iOS app appears to be activating the camera in the background of the app without their knowledge. Facebook says it’s looking into what’s happening. There are a couple ways that this has been found to happen. One person found that the camera UI for Facebook Stories briefly appeared behind a video when they flipped their phone from portrait to landscape. Then, when they flipped it back, the app opened directly to the Stories camera. You can see it in action here (via CNET): Today, while watching a video on @facebook, I rotated to landscape and could see the Facebook/Instagram Story UI for a split second. When rotating back to portrait, the Story camera/UI opened entirely. A little worrying... pic.twitter.com/7lVHHGedGf— DFC (@neo_qa) November 2, 2019 It’s also been reported that when you view a photo on the app and just barely drag it down, it’s possible to see an active camera viewfinder on the left side of the screen, as shown in a tweet by web designer Joshua Maddux: Found a @facebook #security & #privacy issue. When the app is open it actively uses the camera. I found a bug in the app that lets you see the camera open behind your feed. Note that I had the camera pointed at the carpet. pic.twitter.com/B8b9oE1nbl— Joshua Maddux (@JoshuaMaddux) November 10, 2019 Maddux says he could reproduce the issue across five different iPhones, which were all apparently running iOS 13.2.2, but he reportedly couldn’t reproduce it on iPhones running iOS 12. Others reported they were able to replicate the issue in replies to Maddux’s tweet. CNET and The Next Web said they were able to see the partial camera viewfinder as well, and The Next Web noted that it was only possible if you’ve explicitly given the Facebook app access to the camera. In my own attempts, I couldn’t reproduce the issue on my iPhone 11 Pro running iOS 13.2.2. Guy Rosen, Facebook’s VP of integrity, replied to Maddux this morning to say that the issue he identified “sounds like a bug” and that the company is looking into it. “This sounds like a bug” With the second method, the way the camera viewfinder is just peeking out from the left side of the screen suggests that the issue could be a buggy activation of the feature in the app that lets you swipe from your home feed to get to the camera. (Though I can’t get this to work, either.) I don’t know what might be going on with the first method — and with either, it doesn’t appear that the camera is taking any photos or actively recording anything, based on the footage I’ve seen. But regardless of what’s going on, unexpectedly seeing a camera viewfinder in an app is never a good thing. People already worry about the myth that Facebook is listening in to our conversations. A hidden camera viewfinder in its app, even if it’s purely accidental, might stoke fears that the company is secretly recording everything we do. Hopefully Facebook fixes the issues soon. And you might want to revoke the Facebook app’s camera access in the meantime, just to be safe.
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Pandora adds podcasts to its web player and desktop app
Last year, Pandora introduced a library of podcasts which has grown from hundreds of shows to thousands. While the service offered many of the most popular series, the sticking point was that support was limited to the company's mobile apps. To make...
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Pompeo 'deplored' the death toll at protests in phone call with Iraqi PM: State Dept
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi "deplored the death toll" among protesters due to the crackdown of the Iraqi government and urged him to take immediate steps to address demonstrators' demands, State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said on Tuesday.
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Big tech racing to replace smartphones with smart glasses
Big tech companies are racing for their next big business: getting you to set down your iPhone and pick up a pair of smart glasses. CNBC reported that Microsoft, Amazon, Google and Apple are some of the companies working on computers that we wear on our faces instead of the phone versions we cradle all...
New York Post
Taco shop owner in Georgia charged with trafficking meth
The owner of a Georgia chain of taco shops also served up large quantities of methamphetamine, authorities said. Adolfo “Flaco” Mitchell, who owns several Flacos Tacos restaurants in Chatham and Bryan counties, was charged last week with conspiring to have crystal meth shipped to him from across the country to distribute it  throughout the region,...
New York Post
American receives response from France to 9-year-old letter in bottle
A 19-year-old Massachusetts man received a response to a message in a bottle he tossed into the Atlantic Ocean a decade ago – from a letter-writer who lives all the way in France. Max Vrendenburgh, of Rockport, told CBS Boston that he remembers the exact moment he threw a wine bottle with a handwritten note...
New York Post
Ukraine is 'victim' in Trump impeachment fight, Ukrainian-Americans say
Regardless of how the House of Representatives' impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump end, some Ukrainian-Americans believe their ancestral homeland has already become a unwitting victim of tumultuous U.S. politics.
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Student at Bath Spa University dies after contracting meningitis
Students and staff told to be alert to signs of meningococcal infection, which include rash and vomitingA student at Bath Spa University has died after contracting meningococcal meningitis.Public Health England said it was working closely with the university, NHS partners and Bath and North East Somerset council following the death. Continue reading...
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Trump fumes as Democrats get ready for 'sober and rigorous' public hearings
TV crews move into halls of Capitol for first public testimonyTrump calls on Republicans to defend him from ‘total scam’Only three times in the history of the American republic has Congress initiated public testimony that could result in the removal of the president by impeachment. The tally will rise to four on Wednesday. Related: Lights, camera, impeachment: TV phase of inquiry carries pluses and pitfalls Continue reading...
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Check out these striking photos of British F-35Bs conducting night operations aboard the UK's new aircraft carrier
British Royal Navy/Twitter British F-35B Lightnings recently started night operations after being joined by the USMC F-35Bs. The Royal Air Force and Royal Navy are conducting exercises aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth off the East Coast of the US. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy are currently involved in the Westlant 19 cruise off the East Coast of the United States to test the F-35B in an operational environment aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth. After the initial carrier qualification during daylight, the pilots are now undergoing the night carrier qualification process. In a modern conflict scenario most of the operations, especially the initial attack missions and special operations, are conducted during night time to reduce the exposure of friendly assets and to exploit surprise effect and night vision technologies, so it is very important that pilots and support personnel can perform their missions confidently also at night.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How US Navy carrier strike groups turn the world's oceans into a buffer between the US and warSee Also:The Air Force's first stealth aircraft, which was retired a decade ago, was spotted flying over Nevada againA rare insider's look at the once top-secret Navy SEAL mini sub, the shadowy SDVHow the shadowy Wagner Group and its mercenaries help Putin expand Russia's influenceSEE ALSO: British Typhoon fighter jets practiced intercepting US B-52 bombers over the North Sea
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Cat with bulging googly eyes becomes an internet sensation
Potato has racked up an eye-popping 50,000 Instagram followers in less than two years.
New York Post
The Best Ways to Set Up Disney+ Before You Start Streaming
Finally, the day has arrived—Disney+ launch day, that is. Tempting as it was to call in sick today with a terrible case of the Mandalorian (and a stuffy nose), I’m here, and I’ve created a guide that will help get you started with Disney+. This includes how to quickly install the app on your various devices, activate…Read more...
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Dr. Ronny Jackson seriously considering a run for Congress
Dr. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's former chief physician and one-time nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary, is seriously considering running for a Texas congressional seat, a source with knowledge of the matter confirmed to CNN.
Politica
$30K Hermès bag ruined by spilled wine, country club blames waiter
Maryana Beyder filed a lawsuit against Alpine Country Club after a server spilled red wine on her pink Hermès handbag.
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Footage shows burglars who broke into billionaire Don Ghermezian’s mansion
Four hooded thieves are being sought in the burglary of a billionaire mall tycoon’s city mansion, cops said Tuesday. New footage was released by the NYPD late Monday night shows the burglars walking on the street in the high-end Bronx neighborhood. The thieves broke into the multi-million-dollar Riverdale mansion on Grosvenor Avenue through a rear...
New York Post
Mark Sanford suspends presidential bid
Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman who two months ago launched a longshot primary challenge to President Donald Trump, suspended his candidacy Tuesday.
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Spac Nation church 'asks young members to hand over thousands'
Alarmed parents say church, which the Conservative party has embraced, operates ‘like a cult’Parents and former members have accused an evangelical church operating in south London linked to the Conservative party of forcing young members into handing over thousands of pounds and pressing them into debt.Spac Nation says it focuses on disenfranchised black youth, taking them away from gang culture, but alarmed mothers say it is operating “like a cult” and that pastors encourage its members to take out multiple loans for the church. Continue reading...
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Supreme Court appears inclined to let Trump end DACA program
The justices heard nearly an hour and a half of oral arguments as hundreds of DACA supporters rallied outside.
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Rafael Nadal gets feisty with reporter over wife question: ‘Bulls–t’
A fiery Rafael Nadal wasn’t interested in being quizzed about his personal life after falling to Germany’s Alexander Zverev during the ATP World Tour Finals. Nadal, who married longtime love Mery “Xisca” Perelló last month, got feisty with a reporter, who asked if his personal affairs had gotten in the way of his game. “Tonight,...
New York Post
Netflix teases new Selena series starring 'The Walking Dead's' Christian Serratos
Netflix surprised Selena fans by showing Serratos starring as the late Tejano singer in one of her signature outfits.
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35 haunting photos of abandoned shopping malls that highlight the impact of the retail apocalypse over the past decade
Seph Lawless American malls are closing all over the US as the retail apocalypse continues.  A report from Credit Suisse in 2017 estimated that 20-25% of malls would shutter between 2017 and 2022, largely because of store closures. Retailers have announced more than 8,600 store closings in 2019 so far.  These haunting photos show how some malls have fallen into ruin after being forced to shutter.  Sign up for Business Insider's retail newsletter, The Drive-Thru, to get more stories like this in your inbox.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. American malls are dying out and, as the online retail industry grows, the future of brick-and-mortar establishments continues to hang in the balance. Retail complexes all over the US are being clobbered by store closures sweeping the country. In the past decade, online retailers like Amazon have flourished, while stores and shopping malls continue to close their doors or report a decrease in foot traffic. On multiple occasions, Amazon has bought up former shopping malls and converted them into their own fulfillment centers, adding another level of intrigue to the decline of in-store retail in favor of online retailers. At the start of the 2008 recession, 90 million square feet of retail space had closed. Then, retail closures steadily returned to the status quo in 2010. However, by 2016, the number of retail closures began increasing rapidly again, and as of August 2018, the U.S. hit a 10-year high in the amount of retail square footage officially closed down.  Retailers have announced more than 8,600 closings so far in 2019 and, according to a report done by Credit Suisse in 2017, between 20% to 25% of malls will close by 2022.  A national retail apocalypse has crippled US malls as anchor stores such as Macy's and Sears, which take up large retail spaces and drive foot traffic, have shuttered stores and left malls with enormous gaps to fill. For many malls, this is an impossible task.  Take a look at some of these haunting photos below that show how badly America's malls have been hit over the last decade.This is the Carousel Mall in San Bernardino, California, which closed in 2017. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters The mall had been hanging on by a thread after it lost its two main anchors, Montgomery Ward and JCPenney, several years earlier. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Source: Business Insider San Bernardino is now considering 11 different offers for the redevelopment of the abandoned shopping center. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Source: The San Bernardino Sun See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Chaotic photos show what it looks like when Alibaba sells $38 billion worth of merchandise on China’s biggest shopping holiday and breaks recordsNike, Old Navy, J.Crew, and others are launching sales to counter China's biggest shopping holiday of the yearWe went to Alibaba's 24-hour shopping extravaganza that is like nothing in America, featuring a Mariah Carey performance and an online-shopping-themed Cirque du Soleil act. Here's what it reveals about the future of retail.SEE ALSO: These haunting photos of the retail apocalypse reveal a new normal in America as Sears clings on after closing hundreds of stores
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s winding journey to stardom with the Thunder
The 21-year-old guard has finally found a home in Oklahoma City. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander knew he had to leave home for his basketball dreams to become a reality. So at age 16, Gilgeous-Alexander left his native Ontario in search of a place that would increase his exposure to college coaches. He would settle in at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and he convinced his cousin, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, to come with him. When Gilgeous-Alexander started at Hamilton as a junior, he only had one scholarship offer from lowly Binghamton. The rough outlines of the player he would one day become were there. He was always tall for a guard. He had the genes, too: his mother, Charmaine Gilgeous, competed in the 400-meters at the 1992 Olympics for Antigua and Barbuda. As Gilgeous-Alexander started to learn how to harness his gifts, his rapid ascent up the basketball world would begin. Florida coach Mike White, who had recently accepted the job after Billy Donovan left for the Oklahoma City Thunder, offered a scholarship months after Gilgeous-Alexander moved to America. Desperate for a high-major offer, Gilgeous-Alexander accepted, but he still wanted something more. Kentucky was always his dream school. John Calipari had coached a number of Canadian-born players, most recently Trey Lyles and Jamal Murray. Meanwhile, Gilgeous-Alexander’s stock continued to rise after breakout performances on Nike’s EYBL circuit with the Arkansas Wings and then with Canada in the U18 FIBA Americas tournament. When he decommitted from Florida, Gilgeous-Alexander reached out to Kentucky before it could reach out to him. An offer came quickly, and Gilgeous-Alexander didn’t hesitate to accept. At the time, he was ranked as the No. 43 overall recruit in the class of 2017, an impressive ranking almost anywhere other than Kentucky, a program where even McDonald’s All-Americans transfer out after getting recruited over. It didn’t deter Gilgeous-Alexander as he entered the program as the lowest-ranked member in a seven-man class. He came off the bench in 13 of his first 15 games at Kentucky, but Calipari could only relegate him to sixth man for so long. He entered the starting lineup in January and almost immediately became the team’s best player, leading the Wildcats to an SEC tournament championship, where he would be named MVP. When Kentucky flamed out in the NCAA tournament, Gilgeous-Alexander made the leap to the NBA. He shot up draft boards by measuring as the biggest guard in his class, now standing 6’6 with a close to 7-foot wingspan. The Charlotte Hornets selected him with the No. 11 pick, but then immediately traded him to the Clippers. He would start 73 games as a rookie for a playoff team, only to be traded again, this time to the Oklahoma City Thunder as part of a massive package for Paul George. Gilgeous-Alexander’s journey has taken him from Canada to Tennessee, Kentucky to Los Angeles, and now Oklahoma City. He has had to prove himself at every step, willing opportunity into existence for teams that never initially handed it to him. For once, he has a team that wants to hand him the keys. In the midst of a star turn in second season, the Thunder must be wondering what took everyone else so long. Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports Gilgeous-Alexander’s year in Los Angeles was a trial by fire in the best way possible. He took over a starting job in the tenth game of the season and never turned back, earning key minutes in high leverage situations for a team that won 48 games and gave the Warriors a tough first round series in the playoffs. He was a complimentary player in Los Angeles in every sense, finishing ninth on the team in usage rate, seven in minutes, and sixth in scoring. The Thunder didn’t need a complementary player. They needed a cornerstone. The question was whether Gilgeous-Alexander’s offense could scale up in a bigger role with more responsibility. Through the start of this season, he’s providing a definitive answer that he can do exactly that. Gilgeous-Alexander has gone from averaging 10.8 points as a rookie to 21 per-game for the Thunder in his second season. He’s done it by significantly raising his usage rate while improving his shooting efficiency and lowering his turnover rate. He’s taking the things he was already good at and getting even better at them. He’s fine-tuning his weaknesses, too. This suddenly looks like one of the most well-rounded guards in the league, all at age-21. Gilgeous-Alexander doesn’t have an especially quick first step. He’s not going to dunk on you around the rim. Yet, he has already become one of the league’s most dangerous drivers. At the moment, he’s sixth in the NBA in drives per game and seventh in points off drives. He’s hitting 65 percent of his shots at the rim, a remarkable number for a guard. He does it by attacking in off-beat rhythms that defenders aren’t accustomed to. He’s also strong and flexible, able to get low to the ground with his dribble to gain leverage on opposing defenders. With an advanced understanding of where his spots are and how to get to them, Gilgeous-Alexander never lets anyone else dictate the tempo. His careening drives to the rim happen at his own pace. SGA too smooth with it #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/40i5hIprfM— NBA TV (@NBATV) November 6, 2019 Gilgeous-Alexander has also worked tirelessly to improve as an outside shooter. He’s always had a high but slow release that isn’t ideal to be a threat on pull-up jumpers. There’s no denying his touch, though. After being tentative shooter at Kentucky and with the Clippers, he’s on his way to becoming a knockdown shooter in the right situations. He’s hitting 41 percent of his threes so far this season on 4.4 attempts per game. It part of a larger reworking of his shot profile that has been overhauled since arriving in Oklahoma City. As a rookie, 33 percent of his attempts were long twos, classified as coming from 10-feet to just before the three-point arc. This year, he’s only taking 13 percent of his shots in the same areas. The difference is in his three-point rate, which has jumped from 19 percent to 30 percent. This is how a young player turns potential into production and how a second year leap goes from a wish to reality. Gilgeous-Alexander has waited his entire life to be given the reigns of an offense. The Thunder are being richly rewarded for it. Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports It’s impossible to imagine what the next contender in Oklahoma City looks like. Out of the death of the Russell Westbrook era and the failed experiment to salvage it with Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, the Thunder are now ready to build from the ground up. GIilgeous-Alexander is going to be at the center of whatever they construct. GM Sam Presti is armed with eight first round picks over the next six years that aren’t his team’s own, in addition to a number of pick swaps. He also has a roster full of intriguing assets, from Chris Paul to Steven Adams to Danilo Gallinari. The Thunder are feisty, but this season already feels like a prologue of a bigger story. Gilgeous-Alexander might be the star of it. His skill set also makes him uniquely equipped for co-headliner status as the type of player who brings so many valuable skills to the table while taking nothing off of it. After a lifetime on the go, Gilgeous-Alexander has finally found a place he can call home. With the type of stability and opportunity he’s never had until now, the extraordinary year-over-year improvement that has defined his life in basketball has a new launching point. Don’t doubt how high he can climb from here.
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20 creative and thoughtful host gifts that go beyond the classic fruit basket
Amazon Host gifts are never really necessary, but they are a nice way to show your appreciation that someone invited you over, be it for holidays or casual hangouts.  Below are 20 thoughtful host gifts you can give on almost any occasion, from a useful cookbook to a beautiful candle. Check out all of our holiday gift guides for 2019. A friend or family member has invited you over to spend time in their home. A dinner, a weekend stay, a holiday — maybe even just for a cup of coffee on the porch. Regardless of the occasion, it's a nice gesture to bring a small token of appreciation.  At a bare minimum, a host gift is a small but generous way to say "Thank you for having me." At its full potential, it's a way to make someone feel valued and recognized for all the time and effort they've spent to give you a welcoming and warm place to be. These host gifts are ones they'll remember and enjoy even after the party is over — once they're over the stress of holiday or dinner-party cleanup (for which your voluntary help is probably the best host gift of all). Most of these items are available with expedited shipping, and some should arrive within a few days' time, so don't stress too hard if you're last-minute shopping for an invite you just received. This list includes a Sponsored Product that has been suggested by Naked Wines; it also meets our editorial criteria in terms of quality and value.*A trio of chai tea that made it onto Oprah's Favorite Things list Amazon Vahdam Chai Tea Trio, available on Amazon, $34.99 This tea trio made Oprah's Favorite Things list for 2019 for the second year in a row, so if it's good enough for her, it's good enough for your host. We've actually tried some of Vahdam's teas and were particularly impressed by its beautiful packaging. A wine tote and a nice bottle to go with it Amazon Wine Tote Carrier Bag, available on Amazon, $9.99 Wine is a classic host gift, but sometimes it doesn't quite feel like enough. Wrap a bottle in one of these neoprene totes and you've got a complete gift for your party host. And if you're looking for an easy way to order wine online for an upcoming party or the holidays, we've got you covered with this list.   A bottle of wine from an independent winemaker Naked Wines Gift a bottle of wine from Naked Wines, starting at $9.65 Remember the wine tote we just mentioned? We recommend filling it with a bottle from Naked Wines. Every winemaker on the platform has been "funded" by "Angel" customers, meaning you feel like you have a more direct stake in the wine you gift — and they're all affordable and high-quality.  *Sponsored by Naked Wines  See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:25 hidden gems on Amazon that make thoughtful and personal gifts for anyone on your list6 places to order personalized photo gifts for the holidays5 women tried Outdoor Voices' TechSweat leggings — we unanimously agreed that they're some of the best we've ever wornSEE ALSO: 32 kitchen gifts from Williams Sonoma for the cook and foodie in your life
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A State Department official followed Trump’s lead and created a fake Time magazine cover touting her accomplishments
Department of State State Department official Mina Chang falsely claimed she had obtained a Harvard degree, drastically exaggerated parts of her resumé, and even created a fake Time magazine cover with her face on it. An NBC News investigation revealed that Chang presented the fake cover at her job interview for the State Department position, and even discussed it in a 2017 video interview. A Time spokesperson confirmed the cover was a fake, and an eagle-eyed Twitter user noticed the barcode was simply the numbers 1-10 written backward and then forwards.  President Donald Trump himself famously created multiple fake Time magazine covers with his face on it, and even hung them in his properties and golf clubs throughout the United States for years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. State Department official Mina Chang falsely claimed she had obtained a Harvard degree, drastically exaggerated parts of her resumé, and even created a fake Time magazine cover with her face on it, an NBC News investigation revealed.  Chang, who currently serves as deputy secretary for the State Department's Bureau of Conflict and Stability Operations, joined the Trump administration in April. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:The EPA is reportedly planning to restrict the science experts can use to draw up rules to protect public healthThe life of Donald Trump Jr., who once lived out of a truck, didn't speak to his father for a year, and is making waves on a book tour with his girlfriendNewly released excerpts from 'A Warning' written by an anonymous White House official paint a wild picture of the Trump presidency
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World's energy watchdog is undermining climate change battle, critics say
A short walk from the Eiffel Tower, Fatih Birol oversees the world’s energy watchdog, whose analyses of fuel demand have long been viewed as the gold standard by government officials, energy executives and investors.
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David Levy shockingly out as Nets CEO after 55 days
David Levy didn’t even last two months as CEO of the Nets under new owner Joe Tsai. The former TV executive for Turner Sports was hired as Brett Yormark’s replacement in mid-September, but 55 days later, the Brooklyn team announced Tuesday they have “mutually agreed to part ways” with Levy. Oliver Weisberg, the CEO of...
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I went to a convention for politics nerds and it filled me with dread, loathing, and existential terror
Courtesy of Abigail Bobo Photography A recent convention in Nashville revealed the crass spectacle that American politics has become. Known as Politicon, the gathering drew political celebrities like Donna Brazile, Ann Coulter, Charlie Kirk, and Sean Hannity. While the convention marketed itself as an apolitical affair, its displays and events all heightened the sense of politics-as-competitive sport. With its superficial gloss and hollow core, Politicon exposed a dangerous emptiness that haunts much of our political culture. When Al Franken took the stage on a recent Saturday morning at Nashville's Music City Center, he wore a crumpled suit without a tie. The top button of his shirt was undone. He looked out to a large, half-empty hall. Franken began with a joke about the out-of-touchness of conservative New York Times opinion columnist David Brooks. It was an observation that might amuse a niche group of Twitter users and news junkies. Then he recounted a series of anecdotes from his nine years as a senator. Then came his impressions of his former colleagues Chuck Grassley and Mitch McConnell. Eventually, he started promoting his podcast. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:5 design trends celebrities love that interior designers hateMartha Stewart shares the family favorites she serves during the holidays, including adding cream cheese to her mashed potatoesThe life of Donald Trump Jr., who once lived out of a truck, didn't speak to his father for a year, and is making waves on a book tour with his girlfriend
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Mulvaney says he won’t sue over impeachment probe subpoena
White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney on Tuesday reversed course in his plans to file a lawsuit challenging a subpoena for his testimony in the impeachment probe into President Trump. “After further consideration, Mr. Mulvaney does not intend to pursue litigation regarding the deposition subpoena issued to him by the US House of...
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Department of Education criticised for secretly sharing children's data
Information commissioner acts after complaint that data is used for immigration enforcementThe UK’s privacy regulator has criticised the Department for Education (DfE) for secretly sharing children’s personal data with the Home Office, triggering fears it could be used for immigration enforcement as part of the government’s hostile environment policy.Acting on a complaint by the campaigning organisation, Against Borders for Children (ABC), the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) ruled that the DfE had failed to comply fully with its data protection obligations and may face further regulatory action. Continue reading...
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YouTuber Tana Mongeau is being called out for what appears to be one of her most extreme photo editing transformations yet
Photo by Todd Williamson/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Tana Mongeau has online observers riled up by her use of photo editing after she posted a Getty Images photo taken of her at the People's Choice Awards on Instagram. Editing sleuths on Reddit's popular "r/Instagramreality" subreddit compared Mongeau's edited post to the original, and the difference in the two close-up shots of her face is drastic. Mongeau is very open about editing her photos, especially by using the app FaceTune. She commonly jokes about how she FaceTunes herself and even encourages her fans to FaceTune her.  Some observers questioned whether Mongeau, who was nominated for People's Choice Award's "Social star of 2019," went too far with the extreme use of editing this time. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. YouTuber Tana Mongeau was one of the nominees for "Social star of 2019," at the People's Choice Awards on Sunday, and she walked the red carpet in a unique, glitzy red gown that attached to her earring.  Mongeau posted a Getty Images photo of herself taken at the event on Instagram the next day, but online sleuths on Reddit's popular "r/Instagramreality" subreddit quickly realized she had done some serious photo editing.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:Top 'Fortnite' team FaZe Clan believes a 'fair compromise' can be reached with Epic Games to allow teen banned for life to play againKSI won against Logan Paul in the YouTuber boxing match, but Jake Paul says the victory wasn't fair and that he'll 'avenge' his brotherOne of YouTube's biggest ASMR stars explains 'brain tingles' and why she still lies about her job
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Did Han or Greedo shoot first? New Disney+ edit of Star Wars makes it less clear
The most controversial scene in the Star Wars Special Edition has gotten yet another revision on Disney+, making the showdown between Han Solo and Greedo more ambiguous.
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A shopping app that's popular among teens has started attracting people who send creepy, harassing messages, and the company hasn't figured out how to stop it
Depop Teenagers who use the app Depop to buy and sell clothes are dealing with a flood of inappropriate messages on a daily basis. A new report from Business of Fashion and an Instagram account called "Depop Drama" both document the "dark side" of the clothing resale app, where anonymous users badger sellers with requests for nude pictures. The issue is hardly unique to Depop, but the 219-employee startup is having difficulty curbing the inappropriate messages, according to BoF. Depop has said it's working on a new tool to "detect abuse and harassment faster." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. No corner of the internet is safe from creeps — even a site where young people gather to buy and sell used clothes. Sellers on the peer-to-peer commerce app Depop have to deal with a deluge of inappropriate messages from anonymous accounts who seemingly use the app solely to harass people, according to a new report from Business of Fashion's Chavie Lieber.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Apple just released iOS 13.2 with 60 new emoji and emoji variations. Here's how everyday people submit their own emoji.See Also:Facebook users are noticing a bug that lets the app access their iPhone's camera while they're scrolling through their newsfeedApple just removed an iPhone app that made it easy for people to stalk the activity of their friends and partners on InstagramA pilot and Instagram influencer with nearly half a million followers reveals 7 secrets most people don't know about the jobSEE ALSO: Is your Airbnb host spying on you with a hidden camera? Use this simple trick to find out.
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