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‘Gold-backed’ crypto firm ordered to cease operations amid pyramid scheme claims
A German cryptocurrency company that used several ex-footballers to promote its products has been told to desist its blockchain-based business amid claims that it was operating a pyramid scheme, The Guardian reports. According to German business newspaper Handelsblatt, the country’s banking watchdog, BaFin, handed a cease-and-desist-order to Karatbit Foundation, registered in Belize, and told the company to settle any outstanding financial claims. Founded by former vacuum cleaner salesman Harald Seiz in 2011, Karatbars leveraged Roberto Carlo’s, Patrick Kluivert’s, and Lothar Matthäus’ fame to promise users it would disrupt the financial system with its transformative currency. The business allowed prospective “affiliates” to purchase “cryptonyzed gold” tokens. It then awarded a… This story continues at The Next Web
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Venice’s historic flooding blamed on human failure and climate change
Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images An extreme high tide inundated 85 percent of Venice on Tuesday night, drowning some parts of the city in six feet of water. Floodwaters pushed boats ashore and swept through buildings, swiping groceries off shelves and knocking library books into murky pools. Schools closed, a city council meeting was canceled. Residents and tourists navigated streets in waist-high waters. One man in his 70s died from electrocution as he tried to turn on a pump in his home. Exceptionally high tides similar to this one have taken place in the city roughly once every five years or so. But this year’s disastrous flooding is the worst it’s been since 1966. It’s the result of a confluence of risk factors involving the Moon, weather, sinking, a changing... Continue reading…
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Ex-Ohio teacher indicted for ‘inappropriate sexual acts’ with teen she tutored
A former teacher in Ohio has been indicted for having sex with a 13-year-old student she was tutoring, authorities said. Brooke M. Wright — who also served as an administrator at Ventures Academy in Delaware, Ohio — is accused of engaging in sex acts with the teen between May and September, prosecutors in Franklin County...
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Trump crows after hearing, says diplomats stumped by ‘impeachable event’ question
President Trump highlighted a key moment during Wednesday’s impeachment hearing to suggest the case against him was decidedly undercut by the witnesses, despite claims to the contrary by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and fellow Democrats. 
Britain's Asda blames Brexit uncertainty for lower sales
Asda, the British supermarket arm of U.S. retail giant Walmart , reported lower sales in its latest quarter, saying uncertainty surrounding Britain's exit from the European Union had negatively affected spending patterns.
10 things you should do if you're worried about your future after a round of layoffs, according to career experts
TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images If you survived a layoff at your company, career experts say to be wary of signs that more trouble will hit your company down the line. Closed-door meetings, media reports of trouble in your industry, and a shift in company culture can all signal more layoffs down the line. But if you find yourself taking on new responsibilities after the layoff, experts suggest you stick around. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Layoffs have devastated workers at some of the buzziest US companies this year.  Former startup unicorns like WeWork and Uber announced layoffs after their companies became tangled in controversy or failed to make profits. Technological changes in how we buy goods and read the news has hurt workers at some retail and media companies. And even relatively healthy corporations like Apple have shed teams that weren't working out as planned. Layoffs don't always mean a company is in financial trouble — they could mean the firm recently merged with another company or changed strategies and did away with extra personnel.  But sometimes, layoffs are just the beginning of, well, more layoffs. If you survived a company layoff but worry about more down the line, here are 10 things career experts say you should do:Even if you survived a layoff, always keep your resume updated and watch the job market. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Amanda Augustine, career expert at TopResume, recommends employees always make sure they are prepared for the worst, even if they just weathered an initial layoff.  The best professionals, she said, are ones that are keeping an eye on the next big opportunity even if they're not looking to immediately jump ship. Even if you don't know how your company will fare after a layoff, keep your resume updated and be aware of open jobs on the market, Augustine says. "Make sure you have a copy of your performance reviews, testimonials, anything that you could use as fodder to help you update your LinkedIn profile and your resume," Augustine said. "It is always better to update your resume and prepare for a job search when you do not immediately need to find a new job." Find out whether your boss has a plan for how the company will bounce back after layoffs. Getty Images The fact that a layoff happened indicates something in your company's business model failed, says Marc Cenedella, founder and CEO of Ladders job search. In turn, your company should have a plan to make adjustments to get back on track. If you don't sense upper management has a plan for how the company plans to get better and more profitable, you should look elsewhere, Cenedella says. Keep an eye out for how the company culture changes following layoffs. Jetta Productions Inc/Getty Images When trying to differentiate between whether a layoff will lead to renewed growth or if there's more bad news down the line, Lynn Taylor, workplace expert and author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," says to pay attention to company culture.  "Does it seem like your work is going unnoticed or unappreciated?" Taylor asks. "This may or may not be personal, but it may be part of a layoff where your boss doesn't want to make you feel like everything is honky dory anymore because there's going to be [another] layoff." Red flags that could suggest your company might make more layoffs down the line include:  A change in the quality of how human resources handles your complaints A lack of friendliness among staff or higher ups No encouragement to start new projects or a lack of innovation among teams Getting excluded from meetings or feeling ignored by your boss   See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Oprah and Melinda Gates argue that being yourself over fitting in is a surefire way to advance your career — and the research backs them upThe 25 American industries most likely to lose hundreds of jobs if the US-China trade war continuesWomen in Japan are being told not to wear glasses in the workplace — here are 5 sexist dress codes from around the worldSEE ALSO: Nearly 3 in 4 women in tech have mulled leaving the field, signaling the industry still has a gender diversity problem
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Netanyahu could emerge as the real winner in the latest Gaza flare-up
After more than 50 hours of intense fighting between Israel and Islamic Jihad in Gaza and the shaky ceasefire that followed, there is a different battle -- this one political in nature -- happening in Israel. And Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu already looks like its winner.
Listen to Episode 8 of ‘Gang’s All Here’: Gase Gets Vote of Confidence feat. Rex Ryan
On Episode 8 of the “Gang’s All Here” podcast, Brian Costello opens the show reacting to Christopher Johnson’s statements Wednesday, saying Adam Gase will be the head coach beyond this season. Longtime New York Post football columnist Mark Cannizzaro explains why it’s important to give Gase some time and not to keep firing coaches. The...
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The A to Z of stunning Italian jewelry
Armonie Minerali: Pattern and color converse within Pomellato’s eye-catching rings of rare minerals. Baubles: Definition: a small*, showy trinket. *Unless you’re Liz — see letter E! Convertible: Go from day to night with a Serafino Consoli gold-and-diamond ring that opens like an accordion to become a bracelet several times its size. Diamonds: Carbon6 (C6) is still a...
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Directly importing photos into Adobe Lightroom is about to get a lot easier
I love Adobe's Lightroom app. It makes editing my photos, one at a time or a bunch all at once a pleasure. I use it to catalog my photos, too: Apple's Photos apps on Mac OS and iPadOS just don't do it for me.  That said, I loath the number of hoops I have to jump through any time I want to import RAW photos from my camera into the iOS or iPadOS version of the app. Yeah, there's a Siri Shortcut to give shutterbugs a hand. But I don't use Siri. Happily, earlier today, I discovered that the two hundred and eleventy steps required to import photos into the app from my much-loved Sony RX100 III will soon become a whole lot more reasonable. Next to Scrivener releasing an iOS version of its spectacular writing app for iOS a few years back, the possibility of easily importing RAW images to Lightroom without having to deal with any bullshit is one of my favorite developments to come to the iPad since I bought my first one back in 2010. Image via Séamus Bellamy Read the rest
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The Best Thing You Can Do to Support a New Book
If your favorite author has a new book coming out, there are two easy things you can do to support it:Read more...
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9 students have died at USC since the start of fall semester
Police are investigating a series of student deaths at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Since the fall semester began in August, nine students have died. The school says three of those were by suicide.
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Trump’s defender v his nemesis: the battle at the heart of impeachment hearings
Beyond the tussle between Democrat Adam Schiff and Republican Devin Nunes is the big question – will party interest reign supreme?The battle for American hearts and minds in the unfolding impeachment drama is, at its core, a battle between two very different Californian congressmen.In the red corner is Devin Nunes, a Republican former dairy farmer from the state’s agricultural Central Valley, who long ago threw his lot in with Fox News talking-point orthodoxy and has never hesitated to defend Donald Trump, no matter how much the rest of the political establishment – and the factual record – was arrayed against him. Continue reading...
Apple might be planning its own subscription bundle
Ever since Apple rolled out its second, third and fourth subscription services, folks have begun to wonder when they could buy all three together, ideally for a discount. According to Bloomberg, it's something that Apple is at least thinking about, i...
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LASIK eye surgery should be taken off market, former FDA adviser says
LASIK eye surgery has been popular for more than 20 years, with an estimated 20 million Americans undergoing the procedure to correct nearsightedness and improve distance vision. But some patients says the surgery has ruined their eyesight. Now an expert who once backed LASIK is campaigning to get it off the market. Dr. Tara Narula reports.
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New England Patriots' Jamie Collins nonchalantly backflips at practice
New England Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins showed off his athleticism at practice on Wednesday as the team prepares for a pivotal showdown against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Listen to Episode 8 of ‘Blue Rush’: Bye Week Blues feat. Sean Landeta
On Episode 8 of the “Blue Rush” podcast, Jimmy Failla opens the show with longtime NY Post sports columnist Steve Serby. On “National Kindness Day,” Serbs gives some jokingly kind words about the Giants during their bye week. The guys try to take away a few positives before joking about betting and fantasy teams. They...
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Motorola took its time creating a foldable phone that wouldn't break like the early Samsung Galaxy Fold
Motorola has announced a foldable, smartphone version of its iconic Razr flip phone, which will be available to preorder on December 26 and is scheduled for release in the US in January. With its sleek-yet-jagged aesthetic and metallic keyboard, the Razr was all the rage in the early-to-mid 2000s, before Apple's iPhone came onto the scene. In-depth report from CNET, multiple executives and engineers at Motorola and its parent company Lenovo explained the new Razr's development process – especially the design of its all-important folding hinge. The much-hyped Samsung Galaxy Fold was the first mainstream foldable phone, but its launch was delayed by five months after reviewers who tested it pre-release reported that its foldable screen was breaking after just a few days of use. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If there's one clear-cut way to decide if someone count as a millennial or a member of Gen Z, let it be this: you're a millennial if you can remember when the Motorola Razr was the epitome of cool.  First released in 2004, the Razr was the pre-iPhone era's iPhone: an ultra-glossy, ultra-glassy piece of kit that prized aesthetic appeal above all else. Its distinctive, razor-sharp edges and metallic keyboard helped it rise above rival flip phones, and its association with global stars like David Beckham only burnished its ultrahip brand.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch Google reveal the new Nest Mini, which is an updated Home MiniSee Also:There are 7 key reasons you should buy Samsung's $900 Galaxy S10 instead of the cheaper Google Pixel 4Razer made a $100 controller that lets you use your phone like a Nintendo Switch, but the best feature only works with certain devicesThe Netflix app will soon stop working on some older Samsung TVs — here's how to check whether your Samsung TV will be affectedSEE ALSO: Motorola just announced its stunning new $1,500 Razr foldable smartphone — here's everything you need to know
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Trump attacks George Kent and William Taylor for testimony, despite ‘not watching’ hearings
Trump attacks two witnesses in impeachment inquiry, despite saying he didn’t watch hearings President Trump, who claimed not to have watched a minute of the televised impeachment hearing, on Thursday said the two witnesses had a “blank look on their face” when asked about where the impeachable offense was in his call with Ukraine’s president....
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After 9 USC deaths, students slam school's "weirdly written" letter
After recent student deaths, a letter was sent out to every USC student discussing mental health and the dangers of opioid use
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Burberry aims to woo more customers in China with Tencent tie-up
British luxury brand Burberry on Thursday said it has joined forces with China's Tencent for a new digital marketing and sales push to tap the nation's increasingly social media savvy shoppers in a critical luxury market.
Big Tech's CEOs can't possibly fix Big Tech
Cathy "Weapons of Math Destruction" O'Neil wants us to have empathy for Big Tech CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, who are "monumentally screwed, because they have no idea how to tame the monsters they have created." These guys aren't geniuses -- they just got lucky (twice: first by designing a product that people wanted to use, and second by doing so at the moment in which antitrust enforcement ceased, allowing them to grow through monopoly tactics). They're not going to be able to fix the disinformation, bad conduct, and harassment on their platforms. Algorithms won't and can't fix that problem. Human moderators cost a fortune and don't work very well. Any kind of transparency in your moderation policies just invites rules-lawyering and line-stepping and mires you in endless discussions about how to be fair to (in Facebook's case) 2.3 billion people, who will have 2,300 one-in-a-million circumstances every single day. So, back to my sympathy. These boys are all super rich, so it’s limited. But I’m imagining being their mom, feeling for them. They all started out wanting to make the world a better place using cool technology, and here they are, dealing with all of this democracy and public responsibility stuff, which they never signed up for and honestly don’t have the chops to handle. As their fictional mom, I’d like to offer some advice. Retire, step aside. Maybe find a new hobby. Ask someone smarter and more educated, thoughtful, and civic-minded to decide on the future of your companies. Read the rest
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Photos show what it's like to visit the stunning Italian beach that's now so overrun with tourists, it's charging them to visit
Massimo Piacentino/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images La Pelosa is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The beach is at the northwestern tip of the Italian island of Sardinia. But the beach is being overrun with tourists. To cut down on numbers, officials are planing to start charging admission to the beach, CNN reports. The exact admission fee has yet to be confirmed, but it's expected to be about €4 ($4.40). Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Warm weather, calm and clear water turquoise water, and brilliant white sand as soft as flour: it's really no wonder La Pelosa, located on the Italian island of Sardinia, has consistently been deemed one of the best beaches to visit in the world. But such breathtaking beauty has come at a price: since it's easier to get to than ever before, and with more people being inspired to visit the beach due to Instagram photos, it is now overrun with tourists.  To counter the ever-growing influx, CNN reports that officials in the town of Stintino (about two miles away) have decided to start charging visitors to the beach an admission fee. Mayor Antonio Diana has yet to confirm the exact admission fee, but it's expected to be about €4 ($4.40). As many as 6,000 people visit the beach during the day in the summer months, according to Diana, and that the plan is to cut these numbers to about 1,500 visitors per day. Here's what a visit to the famous beach is like.La Pelosa is located at the northwestern tip of the Italian island of Sardinia. Google Maps To say it is beautiful would be an understatement. Mira Sardegna/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images If the cyan waters aren't spectacular enough ... Enrico Spanu/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Venice is experiencing its most severe flooding in 50 years. Here are 15 photos of the city's extreme flooding.The 51 best movies you can stream on Disney Plus right nowDisney has 19 new shows coming exclusively to its streaming service — here they all are
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Four Tuscan wines to pour this Thanksgiving
Italians know a thing or two about epic meals — and the wines that go with them. So why not borrow their culinary know-how this holiday season and pop some corks, paesano style? The Tuscan wine region of Val d’Orcia — a UNESCO heritage site nestled between the famed hills of Montalcino and Montepulciano that...
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LASIK eye surgery should be taken off market, ex-FDA adviser says
An estimated 20 million Americans have undergone the procedure to correct nearsightedness and improve distance vision
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Deval Patrick on why he can "break through" crowded 2020 field
First on "CBS This Morning," the newest Democrat who wants to take on President Trump next fall is former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. He joins 17 other Democratic candidates already in the race. Patrick has been a CBS News political contributor, but in light of his decision, we are discontinuing this relationship. Patrick joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why he's running.
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DoJ charges 14 people in $6 million counterfeit iPhone and iPad scheme
Scammers are continuing to cause problems for Apple, submitting counterfeit iPhones under warranty and getting them replaced with genuine devices. The US Department of Justice recently unsealed a federal grand jury indictment against a China-based gr...
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I flew across the continent in Air Canada's Signature Class, the 'best business class in North America.' It lived up to the hype, but there were a few surprises.
Rachel Askinasi/Business Insider Air Canada was voted the "Best Airline in North America" and awarded the title of "Best Business Class in North America" by SkyTrax in 2019. I tried out two different business class tiers — the Signature Class, the airline's most premium offering, and the classic Business Class — on a recent journey across the continent from Vancouver to New York. While the food wasn't as good as I had expected, the seating, amenities, and cabin staff definitely lived up to the hype. Signature Class tickets can run travelers at least $1,000, while Air Canada's classic business class seats can cost a few hundred dollars. But it's worth it to take a look and compare prices — sometimes fares may not be much more than economy. And if you're willing to spend a little extra, I think the Air Canada experience is worth it. It may even be a good deal. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On a recent trip to Canada, I decided I would fly home on what has been named the best airline in North America: Air Canada. NurPhoto/Contributor/Getty Images Source: SkyTrax The Airline also picked up an award for the best business class in North America, so I had to see if it lived up to the hype. Rachel Askinasi/Business Insider Source: SkyTrax The best business class award was specifically due to Air Canada's addition of its Signature Class — a business class with executive pods and lie-flat beds. Rachel Askinasi/Business Insider See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Ford converted its transit cargo van into a tiny home just for Europeans, and it's the latest proof that Europe's love affair with Ford is mutualI sat in every type of seat on Qantas' new world's longest flight from New York to Sydney, Australia. Here's what they were like.I flew nonstop domestic economy on both American Airlines and JetBlue to see which was better, and JetBlue had a slight edgeSEE ALSO: Air Canada was voted 'Best Business Class in North America,' but the two business class lounges we visited didn't entirely live up to the hype DON'T MISS: I flew Porter Airlines, one of the best-rated airlines in North America that few people have heard of, and it was one of the best flying experiences I've had SEE ALSO: I compared the Away Bigger Carry-On bag to my Samsonite luggage, and it convinced me to switch to the newer, trendier brand
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Audio Porn Platform Quinn Streams Erotica to Your Ears
The website, now relaunching, aims to become the internet’s top destination for sexy sound clips as the “Spotify for audio porn.”
Notre Dame chief architect told to 'shut his mouth' on reconstruction
Things have got heated between Jean-Louis Georgelin, the French President's special representative for the reconstruction of the Notre Dame cathedral, and chief architect Philippe Villeneuve. - RSS Channel
Notre Dame: General says architect should 'shut his mouth'
The army general overseeing the reconstruction disagrees with the architect over the spire.
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Pope presses tech companies to block kids' access to porn
Pontiff calls for tech industry to take action against "dramatic growth of pornography in the digital world"
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I lived in a children’s home at 14, and was shocked by how quickly staff had us arrested | Daniel Lavelle
It is shameful that children in care are criminalised for acts that would earn most kids a stern word and a dock in pocket moneyI lay there in agony and screamed abuse at the top of my lungs while two care staff had their knees in my back. I guess it was my own fault for throwing that coffee cup across the room.I was 14, living in a children’s home in Oldham and I had missed my curfew. I had also missed the last bus home, and the staff were annoyed that they had to drive out to collect me. On the journey home they threatened to ground me, have my portable TV removed and take away my pocket money. They told me I would amount to nothing if I didn’t change my behaviour. Continue reading...
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Federal court reverses decision barring Christian schools from praying over loudspeaker before games
A federal appeals court has reversed a decision that barred two Christian schools in Florida from praying over a loudspeaker before a state championship football game.
American health care's life-destroying "surprise bills" are the fault of local, private-equity monopolies
Surprise billing -- when your urgent or emergency medical care results in massive bills that your insurer won't cover -- are a life-destroying phenomenon for an increasing number of Americans, who not only can't shop around for an emergency room from the back of an ambulance, but who also have no way to learn in advance whether their visit will generate five- or even six-figure bills. Here's how that happened: private equity funds have been on a purchasing spree, buying up the private doctor's groups that ERs, hospitals and urgent care centers contract with (part of the MBA-driven mania for hollowing out all social institutions into procurement systems that buy everything from outside contractors). Once a private equity "roll up" strategy has cornered the urgent/emergency medical care providers in a city or region, they just...raise prices. Seriously, it's that simple: corner the market, raise prices. This is happening up and down the health-care stack: two thirds of air ambulances are now owned by three private-equity-backed funds, and while the number of air ambulances has gone up, while demand has remained flat, the price of an air ambulance has doubled in a decade. The helicopter that takes you to a hospital today might cost $56k, of which your insurer will expect you to pay $44k. In 2018, private equity did about 800 health-care acquisitions, totalling more than $100b, leaving 22% of US physician markets in a "highly concentrated" state. But just because the deals totaled to more than $100b, that doesn't mean that PE firms spent that much. Read the rest
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Eye Opener at 8: Turkish leader plays anti-Kurds video at WH
A look back at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning."
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US will not support abortion even in cases of rape, says senior official
Campaigners urge global action on reproductive rights as US comments embolden anti-choice groups at Nairobi summitThe US would not support abortion when a woman or girl has been raped and family planning programmes should offer alternatives to terminations, a senior policy adviser has told a conference in Nairobi.In a statement that has emboldened anti-choice groups in the city, Valerie Huber, the US special representative for global women’s health, told a summit on population and development that her country sought to combat gender-based violence by investing in programmes that respected the rights of women and girls, but didn’t compromise “the inherent value of every human life – born and unborn”. Continue reading...
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14-year-old baker gives cupcakes homeless
Michael Platt has been on Food Network, did a TED talk, and is constantly giving back to those in need with his one-for-one business
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Iraq's young protesters: 'We're not leaving, even if this lasts 40 years'
Wearing surgical masks, motorcycle helmets and clothes stained with blood and grime, they populate the protest barricades of Baghdad, chanting for the government to fall.
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UPDATE 2-Walmart raises earnings forecast, expects strong holiday sales
Walmart Inc reported better-than-expected third quarter U.S. comparable sales on Thursday as people spent more at its stores and website and the retailer picked up market share in food and other groceries.
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Disney+ attaches warnings of 'outdated cultural depictions' to classic films
The new streaming service has added the disclaimer to some of its best-known movies, including Dumbo and Lady and the TrampWarnings have been added to a number of classic Disney films playing on the recently launched Disney+ streaming service that they may contain “outdated cultural depictions”.Users of the service have seen the warnings attached to some of the company’s best-known animated films, such as Dumbo, Peter Pan and Lady and the Tramp, with text that reads: “This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions.” Continue reading...
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Nature photographer of the year 2019 - in pictures
From mystical woodlands to majestic whales, here are the winners and runners-up of this year’s competition. They were recently announced at the Nature Talks photo festival in the Netherlands Continue reading...
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Hyundai is gearing up to release an American-made pickup truck
Hyundai will invest $410 million into its 14-year-old Montgomery, Alabama, factory to build the Santa Cruz, a truck it's developing for the American market. Production will begin in 2021.
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Student body president at University of Florida is facing impeachment proceedings over payments to Donald Trump Jr
Because fiction, satire, and reality are all one big intertwined clusterfuck these days, the New York Times has reported the following: Student representatives at the University of Florida introduced a bill on Tuesday to impeach Michael Murphy, the student body president, accusing him of improperly using student fees to pay one of President Trump’s sons to speak on campus. It all began when Mr. Murphy, a senior, invited Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News host and adviser to the president’s campaign, to speak on campus and paid them $50,000 with university funds. Some students say the payment was a violation of the Student Senate code — and possibly the law. So the president (of the student body at a college) is facing impeachment because he took money from other people against their will to enrich the Trump family. What do you a call an SEO wet dream when it's actually a nightmare? This is a pretty major upgrade in the ongoing right-wing crusade to de-legitimize higher education across the country. But I do have to admit: stealing $50,000 from your fellow students and using it to get yourself in good graces with the Trumps is exactly the kind of slimey move a Trump would pull. So in that case, good on you, Mr. Murphy, for really putting in the work to achieve your lifelong dreams of corrupt scumbaghood. I salute you with this one finger. He Invited Donald Trump Jr. to Campus. Now He’s Facing Impeachment [Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs and Hannah Phillips / The New York times] Image by Max Goldberg/Flickr   Read the rest
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Tuscany’s famed Borgo Santo Pietro resort launches a luxury skincare line
A visit to Borgo Santo Pietro, the storied five-star resort nestled some 60 miles south of Florence, is an idyllic immersion into the Tuscan version of la dolce vita. The uber-luxe, 20-room estate — which regularly tops world’s-best lists — dazzles on every front. Artfully designed around an exquisite 13th-century villa, the sprawling, 270-acre grounds...
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