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‘Survivor’ contestant accused of unwanted touching — and his accuser was voted off
Warning: Spoilers from Wednesday’s double-length episode of “Survivor: Island of the Idols” follow.  Time’s up for CBS’ long-running reality show “Survivor.” In Wednesday night’s controversial episode, TV producer and talent manager Dan Spilo (who reps “The Act’s” Joey King and “Supernatural’s” Jared Padalecki), a contestant on Season 39, was accused of inappropriately touching fellow contestants...
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Thailand seizes 388 pounds of crystal meth hidden in treadmills
BANGKOK – Thai anti-narcotics officers have seized 176 kg of crystal methamphetamine hidden in the metal frames of electric treadmills bound for Japan, police said on Thursday. “Last month, the Australian police busted a similar case with the drugs hidden in exercise equipment, which they told us was packaged and exported from Thailand,” Police Major...
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Austin Rivers getting his dad ejected is gonna make Thanksgiving awkward
BETRAYAL! Austin Rivers vs. Doc Rivers is the unexpected basketball beef I never knew I needed in my life until Wednesday night. Let’s set the scene here: The Rockets and Clippers, both at 7-3 on the season, were duking it out to see who would be in second place in the West. Safe to say stakes were high as both teams tried to make an early-season statement, and Doc had been pretty heated all game. Late in the fourth quarter Doc became furious at the referees when he tried to challenge a call and lost a timeout as a result, because he took too much time challenging the play. It’s unclear why, but at this point Austin decided to go into full troll mode. He started throwing up the “T” to goad the refs into charging his dad with a technical foul, which seemingly made Doc even more angry with what was happening. Suddenly Austin got his wish. His dad was tossed, and Austin wasn’t even remotely done — waving bye-bye to his pops, before holding his hand to his head like a phone yelling “Call me!” After the game Doc laughed about the incident, saying that his son should have made sure he was tossed. But hoo boy, there’s so much to unpack here. While Doc was laughing it off and chalked it up to his son doing his job, Austin’s recount of the moment was devilish in its execution. Not only did Austin know his dad was about to pop, but he broke it down with scalpel-like precision. “I knew it was coming. I’ve seen that look before — many times. Once he starts blinking his eyes fast ... that’s when I know he’s about to level up. I just started telling Tony [referee Tony Brothers] “get him,” and they got him.” It might be difficult to imagine working so hard to make sure your dad got kicked out of his office, but Austin and Doc have a unique father-son relationship. In 2016 Austin told ESPN that he and his dad don’t really have a relationship outside of basketball, admitting that they never discuss their personal lives and saying “He and I don’t know each other like that,” adding it was largely because his dad was gone so much of his childhood traveling as a player and a coach. They’re fine with each other, but their interactions are strictly based on basketball — and ensuring the Clippers coach got tossed on Wednesday night was just a business transaction. Regardless, I haven’t seen a father-son betrayal in a game like this since Tyrion Lannister shot Tywin on the toilet with a crossbow. Austin knows it might make things a little awkward with the holidays around the corner. Welp.... thanksgiving is going to be weird....— Austin Rivers (@AustinRivers25) November 14, 2019
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Pete Alonso owns Twitter troll who called him a ‘fatass’
That’s home run No. 54 for Pete Alonso. After Jacob deGrom won his second straight NL Cy Young award on Wednesday, Alonso took to Twitter to congratulate his Mets teammate, and a Twitter troll came after the first baseman, who was crowned NL Rookie of the Year on Tuesday. But the MLB rookie home-run record-holder...
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Kelly Osbourne shocks ‘Masked Singer’ judges by hiding her accent
Warning: Spoilers for Wednesday’s episode of “The Masked Singer” follow. Kelly Osbourne shocked the judges of “The Masked Singer.” In Wednesday night’s episode of Fox’s outrageous singing competition show — in which celebs don elaborate disguises to hide their identities as they serenade the audience — the elaborate “ladybug” costume was revealed to be Kelly...
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People who think they'd be too jealous in an open relationship may have bigger problems
Michael DeYoung/Getty Images People in monogamous relationships often say their own jealousy is the main reason they could never be in a successful polyamorous relationship. According to relationships researcher Amy Moors, envy isn't always the best reason to write off consensual non-monogamous relationship dynamics. Jealousy is often considered a sign of love, but it's really not. Visit Insider's homepage for more. Although research shows most people have fantasized about being in an open relationship at some point in their lives, far fewer have actually tested out having more than one romantic or sexual partner.  What's holding them back? In addition to the societal taboo that remains around the relationships setups, people in monogamous relationships often say they don't think they could be in a successful polyamorous relationship because they'd be too jealous.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:6 celebrities who have opened up about their polyamorous relationshipsMost women don't orgasm consistently, and it may be because they can't quiet their mindsMost people have fantasized about being in a polyamorous relationship
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From Trump to Planned Parenthood, these are the Facebook pages spending the most money on political ads (FB)
Facebook/Donald Trump Since Facebook began tracking and publicly reporting which pages pay for political ads in May 2018, more than $887 million has been spent on Facebook ads about social issues, elections, or politics. Of the 18 biggest spenders on Facebook during that window, about a third are directly affiliated with political candidates' campaigns, either for 2018 midterms or the 2020 presidential election. Other pages pouring millions into political Facebook ads may come as more of a surprise, including gun-rights activists, animal rights groups, and ExxonMobil. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more. Advertisers have purchased more than $887 million worth of political ads on Facebook since May 2018. Of that total, at least $21 million was spent by Facebook's No. 1 customer for political ads: the campaign to reelect President Donald Trump. But some of the other pages spending the most on political Facebook ads are a bit more surprising. Available data on political ads on Facebook dates back to May 2018, when the social network started classifying ads about "social issues, elections, or politics." Advertisers can use Facebook's trove of user data to target ads to specific demographics, including political affiliation, location, gender, and age. Facebook has published information about political ads in an effort to be more transparent after it received blowback for its role in spreading false or misleading information that aimed to influence the 2016 election. The company is still under fire for how it handles political ads. The tech giant has said it will not fact-check political candidates' ads, prompting outrage from lawmakers and Facebook's own employees alike. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has maintained that the policy is rooted in free speech values. It's also not entirely clear how Facebook determines which ads are about "social issues, elections, or politics." Earlier this month, Facebook temporarily blocked an LGBTQ health clinic from advertising HIV prevention medicine because it said the page was not authorized to buy political ads. We compiled a list of Facebook's biggest political ad buyers based on information from its ad archive. The list of the biggest spenders paints a picture of how politicians and special interests are using the platform to influence policy and sway public opinion.19. National Republican Congressional Committee Susan Walsh/AP Photo Total amount spent: $3,054,144 Number of ads bought: 9,015 The NRCC buys ads supporting Republican candidates that aren't officially endorsed by those candidates. Many of its recent ads are focused on reelecting Trump in 2020. 18. Political Action MoveOn Total amount spent: $3,076,264 Number of ads bought: 3,426 Political Action is a progressive PAC that largely supports Democratic candidates. Most of its recent ad buys advocate for impeaching Trump and funding candidates to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. 17. Elizabeth Warren Reuters Total amount spent: $3,396,967 Number of ads bought: 18,373 The Senator from Massachusetts has been a vocal critic of Facebook's ad policies, but that hasn't stopped her from advertising heavily on the platform. Last month, she ran an ad with intentionally false claims to criticize the platform's refusal to fact-check political ads. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:THEN AND NOW: What today's top tech CEOs were doing in 2010Inside Notion's 'secret' San Francisco office, where the startup hides from VCs that were literally knocking at the door and employees take their shoes off before enteringTikTok is reportedly trying to poach advertisers from Facebook as the rivalry between the companies heats upSEE ALSO: Watch the intense 3-minute exchange where AOC pelted Mark Zuckerberg with tough questions about Facebook
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Apple reportedly looking at bundling its subscription services into single package
Apple may soon bundle its bushel of subscriptions. The tech giant is thinking about combining its Apple TV+, Apple Music and News+ services into a single package, according to a report in Bloomberg. The bundle of paid internet services could arrive as soon as 2020, and would be aimed at further growing its subscriber base...
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Ford’s all-electric SUV gets an official name: Mustang Mach-E
Ford’s all-electric Mustang-inspired SUV won’t be revealed to the public until November 17th, so, naturally, the slow drip-drip of information has begun. The company finally announced the vehicle’s official name — the Mustang Mach-E — and you’ll be able to reserve one for yourself starting this Sunday. For a while, Ford was using the codename “Mach 1” to refer to the electric SUV. “Mach E” was also a name that was rumored to be under consideration. Now, we have the official name, making it clear that the Blue Oval isn’t big on surprises or misdirection. The big debut, hosted by actor Idris Elba, will help kick off the annual Los Angeles Auto Show starting next week. As soon as the event is over at approximately 6:30PM PT / 9:30PM ET, reservations will open at Customers will have to drop $500 to reserve the Mustang Mach-E, though the deposits are refundable. A “limited first edition” version of the vehicle will also be available to the first customers. The new vehicle, which is expected to have around 300 miles of range, has been spotted a number of times in recent months in testing camouflage. There’s been speculation that it will cost around $50,000, come in short- and long-range variants, and be available in rear or all-wheel drive configurations. The Mustang Mach-E represents the tip of the spear of Ford’s ambitious $11 billion push to electrify its entire lineup. Ford has said it would introduce up to 40 all-electric and hybrid vehicles by 2022 (across all of Ford’s global markets). The company has already teasing an all-electric F-150 truck that is expected to follow the SUV into the market. But the company is already looking beyond these initial EVs. Ford said last April that it will build an electric SUV using tech from EV startup Rivian as part of a $500 million investment. Ford is also partnering with Volkswagen, and it will build at least one electric vehicle using Volkswagen’s modular EV platform.
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Here’s how you can prepare for hyper-personalization in marketing
Hyper-personalization is one of the latest marketing trends in the spotlight. A study by Epsilon found that 80 percent of consumers were more likely to do business with a company if it offered well targeted, meaningful, and personalized experiences. More consumers are demanding personalization and have even come to expect it. Traditional personalization uses basic customer data, limiting itself to simple tactics like addressing customers with their first name in the subject line. Meanwhile, hyper-personalization goes a step further by using real-time data to deliver more relevant communications to consumers. This more advanced personalization uses data focused on consumer browsing,… This story continues at The Next Web
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Venice flood is the perfect lap pool for this swimmer
As Venice, Italy, is hit by major flooding, this guy decided to take a dip in front of St. Mark’s Basilica. Watch as the shirtless swimmer — resembling a biblical figure with his long hair and beard — does a lap in the roughly 3 feet of water flooding St. Mark’s Square. It’s hard to...
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Taco Bell wants you to puree chicken tacos for Friendsgiving
Picture this: You show up on Friendsgiving. There’s a beautiful smorgasbord of food, with all the traditional Thanksgiving fixin’s like mashed potatoes and turkey and gravy. Then you arrive, carrying a vat of soup made from pureed fast-food taquitos. Your friends stare at you, starry-eyed, mouths agape. A cheer probably starts somewhere off in the...
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Horrifying video from PETA shows matador repeatedly stabbing helpless bull
Disturbing video released this week by PETA shows a matador repeatedly stabbing a helpless bull in his head. The animal rights group posted the sickening 45-second clip to its PETA UK Twitter account Tuesday in order to advocate for a bullfighting ban “NOTHING about this is entertaining. RETWEET if you know bullfighting needs to end!”...
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OK boomer, says Fidelity, stop piling into risky stocks in case the market tanks
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Fidelity Investments says that baby boomers are over invested in stocks and exposing themselves to potential market declines.  More than one-third of boomers were investing more than 70% of their allocation in stocks, a risky position, it said.  View Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Fidelity Investments says 55- to 75-year-old investors are over-investing in stocks.  "While the market's performance over the last few years has had a positive effect on many retirement account balances, it may have also contributed to some individuals having more stock than is recommended," Kevin Barry, president of workplace investing at Fidelity Investments, said in the firm's third-quarter retirement report.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:Chaos, crazy ideas, and cashing in: Trump and WeWork's Adam Neumann have these 5 things in commonA quant expert warns the largest investors are facing a new, post-crisis danger that could lead to several years of losses — and explains how they can start limiting the damage'It seems insane now': WeWork employees bought into cofounder Adam Neumann's vision but grew worried as red flags mounted
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Kacey Musgraves took Gigi Hadid as her date to the CMA Awards, and they posed in coordinating outfits on the red carpet
Charles Pulliam/Reuters Kacey Musgraves attended the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday, and brought model Gigi Hadid as her date. The two coordinated their outfits on the red carpet, both donning yellow and white ensembles. Musgraves wore a yellow, long-sleeved Valentino gown covered in feathers and multicolored sparkles. Hadid, on the other hand, paired a semi-sheer Helmut Lang dress with yellow makeup from artist Patrick Ta. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Wednesday night was big for Kacey Musgraves. Not only did she perform and take home two awards at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, but she also walked the red carpet with one of her closest friends, Gigi Hadid.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Behind the scenes with Shepard Smith — the Fox News star who just announced his resignation from the networkSee Also:Jennifer Lopez is the latest celebrity to sport the monochromatic trend, wearing head-to-toe teal with matching Jimmy Choo pumpsEmilia Clarke looked ready for the holidays in a ruffled dress with a daring cutoutKim Kardashian shared photos of times she 'taped up' her breasts to show people how to use her new body tape
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How Respawn created its own world within Star Wars for Jedi: Fallen Order
Licensed video games can be tricky for developers. It’s one thing to make a game, but it’s another to write a storyline when you’re operating under someone else’s rules. That’s particularly true in a universe with as much depth and scale as Star Wars. For the upcoming Jedi: Fallen Order, the goal was to balance an original storyline and characters with the ever-increasing scope of the broader Star Wars universe. According to Aaron Contreras, the narrative lead at developer Respawn, hitting that balance was key throughout the development process. “It’s been a real balancing act of wanting to create something that’s super authentic to what people think of when they think ‘Star Wars’ ... while also kind of pushing into new territory and giving people something different,” he says. “It’s been a real balancing act.” Some of those constraints have to do with the setting of the game. Set between Episodes III and IV, it takes place during a time that’s still being explored in the greater Star Wars universe. But it also has the potential dangers of any prequel — mainly, that players will know how the story ends in a broader sense: Luke Skywalker will eventually show up, grab a lightsaber, and defeat the Empire. But Fallen Order isn’t a game about Luke Skywalker. It’s about Cal Kestis, a Jedi Padawan who survives Order 66, the massacre of the Jedi Order engineered by Emperor Palpatine at the end of Revenge of the Sith, just prior to the events of the game. But Contreras says that Respawn didn’t view this as a bad thing, necessarily. “We know what’s coming in terms of major galactic events: Luke Skywalker, the Death Star, Rey a generation later... but we’re not at that time yet. There is no new hope yet in the galaxy,” Contreras says. “So that’s kind of the opportunity past the challenge for us: this is the dark time, and Cal’s journey is not Luke’s journey. He has to continually make this choice to get back up from failure, to get back up from defeat, and continue to try and fight for what’s right,” he says. “So we think there’s a real appeal to that story, to having that kind of hero who won’t give up. Even if we know what’s coming down the road [in the movies.]” All of this goes back to that balance that Contreras alluded to, with Fallen Order working to simultaneously carve out its own space within the broader Star Wars world, with unique characters, lore, and settings, while also building on the foundations that have been established. It’s a double-edged sword. On the one hand, Respawn has the full power of Lucasfilm when it comes to things like art, sound effects, and more. The Stormtroopers look like proper Stormtroopers, the lightsabers sound like lightsabers, and the droid companion, BD-1, has sound effects designed by the legendary Ben Burtt, the sound designer for nearly all of the Star Wars films and the “voice” for R2-D2 in the movies. On the other hand, Respawn had to work to get Lucasfilm to sign off on its ideas. “When we started off working with Lucasfilm, they were hesitant to let us have a melee character, and they were hesitant to let us have a Jedi character; now the game is called Jedi,” Contreras explains. “So it’s been a real collaboration and trust-building process the entire way through. But every force power, every script, every scene, they’ve had eyes on. And we’ve worked together so they trust us to make something that is an authentic Star Wars experience, and we’ve leveled up on our side to where we can deliver that.” “Our greatest hope is that people come away from Fallen Order and be like, ‘That’s absolutely Star Wars.’” The Lucasfilm partnership also had impacts on the gameplay side. Respawn had to work with Lucasfilm to make sure that the abilities and powers that it wanted include would fit into Star Wars lore. And even with the broadness of Star Wars, it wasn’t always successful. “There’s countless amazing ideas, just dead bodies on the roadside of the production here [that didn’t fit into the Star Wars setting]. But hopefully, the best stuff made it into the game, and it made the game stronger for that process,” Contreras says. It’s been a collaboration that utilizes both sides’ strengths. As Contreras puts it, Respawn is “a video game company, not a film studio. And we’re working with Lucasfilm, [which is] primarily a film company. So we’re finding our own space inside what they’re doing,” he says. “Our greatest hope is that people come away from Fallen Order and be like, ‘That’s absolutely Star Wars.’”
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Chad Wolf Becomes Homeland Security's Acting Secretary And Names Cuccinelli As No. 2
Ken Cuccinelli is an immigration hardliner who was once seen as President Trump's pick for the top job. Hours after Wolf was sworn into his new role, he named Cuccinelli as his deputy.
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Colin Kaepernick-NFL staredown has Adam Schefter doubting workout
The NFL looks shadier by the day as more details emerge about their Colin Kaepernick workout, and there’s doubt about whether the workout will even happen. In response to news the Patriots would be sending a representative to Kaepernick’s scheduled pro day-style workout in Georgia, ESPN’s Adam Schefter said, “If that workout even happens.” “I’m...
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Return to sender: Turkish President Erdogan says he gave back Trump's 'don't be a tough guy' letter
"We gave back the letter that we have received," Erdogan said when asked why he ignored Trump's advice to not "be a tough guy" and a "fool" in Syria.       
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Demi Lovato is dropping new music dedicated to her loyal fans
"Recording a song for my loyal #Lovatics. The ones who support me and whatever makes me happy…”
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Uber's former CEO Travis Kalanick sold another $164 million worth of stock, further cashing out of the company he created
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick sold nearly $164 million worth of the rideshare company's stock from Monday to Wednesday, further trimming his stake as he moves on to other ventures. The sale follows Kalanick offloading $547 million worth of shares last week. The ousted founder still holds roughly 71.7 million shares, according to a recent SEC filing. Kalanick now helms CloudKitchens, a startup that leases kitchen spaces for delivery-only restaurants. The firm received a $400 million investment from Saudi Arabia's sovereign-wealth fund in January, The Wall Street Journal first reported on November 7. Watch Uber trade live here. Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick continued his share sell-off on Wednesday, dumping nearly $164 million worth of stock in the rideshare company. The move follows last week's $547 million sell-off as Kalanick focuses on other projects. The 43-year-old now leads CloudKitchens, a startup that rents commercial space and turns it into shared kitchens for delivery-focused restaurants.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:10 tricks for remembering everything you readWeWork is just the 'tip of the iceberg.' Here's why one market expert thinks Silicon Valley's business model 'is at the beginning of a massive unraveling.'As unicorns like WeWork and Uber test the IPO market with disastrous results, America's biggest wealth manager for the ultrarich shares his best strategies for investing in unproven giants
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The Warriors’ big D’Angelo Russell conundrum
D’Angelo Russell is balling in a low-stakes year for the Warriors. Russell’s trade value should be going up during the Warriors’ free-fall. D’Angelo Russell might be in the most unique position of any player in the league. The newest star for the most dynamic NBA franchise of the decade also happens to be the only veteran left standing. With injuries to Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, and the departure of Andre Iguodala and Kevin Durant, Russell has to do absolutely everything for a franchise he hardly knows. So far, he’s taken it in stride. In five games without Curry or Thompson, he’s averaged an incredible 3 points per night shooting 48 percent from the field and 39 percent from distance with seven assists and four rebounds. The Warriors may have lost every single game in that span, and they might be one of the worst teams in the league, but Russell putting up even bigger scoring numbers on better efficiency than he did last season in Brooklyn. Russell’s had a winding road in the NBA and this next stretch may be his breaking point. He was selected No. 2 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2015, and after struggling for two years, replaced by Lonzo Ball. Then he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets, where he blossomed into an All-Star in his second year only to be traded when Durant came knocking on the door. Now, he’s at the helm of the greatest basketball empire, and he’s playing once again for his future. There’s no guarantee he’ll be wearing the same jersey by year’s end. D’Angelo Russell has been REALLY good in Curry’s absence Russell hasn’t just been streaky, he’s been consistently awesome leading his own offense. That’s not easy considering he’s playing with Draymond Green and any mixture of fringe-NBA players. Russell’s been great from deep, sinking 19 of 49 tries over the last five games, and he’s been crafty shooting floaters through the lane. He’s gotten to the line eight times per game over that span, too, and made 85 percent of those looks. He’s played like a go-to offensive option. Russell’s numbers in Golden State are even better than the ones that helped make him in All-Star for the first time in his career on the Nets last night. A year ago, Russell put up 33.3 points per 100 possessions on 53.3 percent true shooting with a 41.3 percent assist rate. This season, Russell is scoring 37.4 points per 100 possessions on 57.2 percent true shooting with a 38.2 percent assist rate. Russell is finishing at the rim at the best clip of his career (66.7 percent) and has his lowest ever turnover rate, too. He might not get an All-Star nod again in this season because the Warriors stink and the West is stacked with great players, but he’s having an even more impressive season than his breakout in Brooklyn. Can he fit with the rest of the Warriors? Free from the pressures of making the postseason or fitting alongside the offense that’s already proven its greatness, Russell has been otherworldly. But would we be saying the same if Curry and Thompson were healthy? It’s a tricky question to answer given the small sample size of Russell in a Dubs uniform. The D’Angelo Russell of right now is so great because he’s his team’s top option, and the ball lands in his hands when he wants it. But will Russell be as effective when he’s the third or fourth option at best? Russell is an electrifying scorer, but so are Curry and Thompson. What makes Curry and Thompson so special is their ability to contribute on the offensive end as high-level decision-makers both on- and off- the ball. Curry’s made his name as an elite screener, and Thompson’s adjusted to nights where he plays more of a shooting decoy to Curry rather than lights-out scorer. And then there’s the question about defense, too. As great as Russell has been scoring, he’s still as poor a defender as ever. Curry might not be an elite defender, but he’s a consistent enough offensive player that it doesn't matter. And even when Thompson’s off, he’s a reliable perimeter defender. Russell isn’t there yet. Russell has glaring flaws that as of now, would hold him back as the third splash bro. It doesn’t seem like those three guys would play well together unless Draymond Green becomes the defender he was four years ago to clean up the slop. Still, there’s 70 games to grow Russell into something more. Curry didn’t become what he was overnight. Will Russell playing well just get him traded? All this development and a career year could just land Russell in a place he’s all too familiar with already: the trade block. Russell’s 21 points per game from last year is on its way to being beaten, and each game he shines in, like, say, his 52-point game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, raises his value that much more. It’s anyone’s guess if being traded is in Russell’s benefit before Curry and Thompson return, but at the least, he’s secured his four-year, $117 million contract for wherever he ends up.
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'They tell the truth’: Spanish town where 34.5% voted for far-right Vox
In small towns like Ocaña, Vox has seized on disillusionment with traditional politics to spread its messageThe barman glanced up at the sky over Ocaña’s elegant main square before dragging a couple of tables outside. Like much else in Spain, the recent weather could charitably be described as changeable.On Sunday, the ruling Spanish Socialist Workers’ party (PSOE) won the country’s fourth general election in as many years, the far-right Vox stormed into third place, and the Citizens party – once touted as the future of the Spanish centre ground – collapsed into a ignominious heap. Continue reading...
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Netflix is making a fourth 'Beverly Hills Cop' movie
After a 25-year absence, Axel Foley is coming back. According to Deadline, series-owner Paramount has signed a one-time licensing deal with Netflix that will allow the company to produce a fourth Beverly Hills Cop movie that will stream exclusively o...
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Activist investor Carl Icahn backs HP-Xerox deal with billion-dollar stake in HP
Brendan McDermid/Reuters Activist investor Carl Icahn told The Wall Street Journal that he supports Xerox's potential takeover of HP.  The billionaire — who already holds a 10.6% position in Xerox — also revealed a 4.2% stake in HP worth about $1.2 billion, according to the WSJ.  Icahn said he supports the deal because of the cost synergies it could create, which Xerox said could total north of $2 billion.  Watch Xerox and HP trade live on Markets Insider.  Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn supports the combination of printer makers Xerox and HP, according to The Wall Street Journal.  The vocal Xerox shareholder told the WSJ that he also owns a 4.2% stake in HP worth around $1.2 billion based on the company's stock price as of market close Wednesday. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:Here's everyone who's running for president in 2020, and who has quit the raceThe best dining tables10 tricks for remembering everything you read
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North Korea rebuffs U.S. offer of December talks, urges halt in military drills
North Korea said on Thursday it had turned down a U.S. offer for fresh talks, saying it was not interested in more talks merely aimed at "appeasing us" ahead of a year-end deadline Pyongyang has set for Washington to show more flexibility in the negotiations.
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Baidu upgrades its PaddlePaddle AI toolkit, says it’s been used by 1.5 million developers
Baidu upgraded its AI toolkit -- PaddlePaddle -- with a wealth of features. It also revealed that more than 1.5 million developers have used it to date.
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Elon Musk Said His AI Brain Chips Company Could 'Solve' Autism and Schizophrenia
Musk said he believes his neural AI technology company Neuralink will "solve a lot of brain-related diseases," naming autism and schizophrenia as examples. Autism is not a disease.
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It's not just Rock n' Plays — any inclined sleep product could put a baby's life at risk
Getty Parents should stop using all inclined sleepers, according to a new report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Some experts say that these sleepers should be removed from the market altogether. From 2005 to 2019, there were more than 1,000 incidents related to inclined sleepers, including 73 infant deaths.  Babies are at a heightened risk of suffocation after rolling over in these devices. More research is needed to understand why infants who are stationary have died while sleeping in these products.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories Parents should stop using all inclined sleepers for their babies since the products increase risk for injury and have been linked to 73 infant deaths, according to a new report.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released the report last month, instructing parents and caregivers to cease using any infant sleep product with an incline of more than 10 degrees, significantly expanding on its original warning to just avoid certain models. The new recommendation essentially eliminates any products marketed for sleeping that are not flat. 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:Italy now requires car seat alarms to prevent hot-car deaths in children, and the US may follow suitTeens girls who sext may be more likely to be depressed and anxiousJennifer Garner shared a relatable mom moment after taking her daughter to the bus in a robe and slippers
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Score a motion-activated security camera on sale before Black Friday
No matter how attentive you are, it’s impossible to watch over your home or business 24/7. You have to sleep at some point. But all it takes is one break-in to unleash chaos in your life, so your worrying isn’t misplaced. But you’ll never get anything done if you’re constantly worried something will happen. Instead,...
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CMA Awards 2019: Best red carpet photos
Stars broke out their country couture for the 2019 CMA Awards.
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From Part-Time Entrepreneurship to Career Change with Cathy Heller
Podcast host, author, and business coach Cathy Heller discusses her own journey from identifying her passions to taking the action to transform those ventures into a successful career change.
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The Amazing Johnathan Documentary review – less than amazing
The cult stage magician – who may or may not have been faking a heart condition – proves an evasive subject in this tiresome film For 91 tiring minutes, director Ben Berman sort of tells a story that is sort of interesting but maybe not really, padding the film with selfie footage of his own chaotic production problems. It is about the veteran Vegas comedian-slash-magician Johnathan Szeles, AKA the Amazing Johnathan, who once had a cult following for his gonzo act – like appearing to eat his own eyeball. In 2014, he announced he had a year to live due to a heart condition, before performing some sold-out farewell shows. He remains alive. Was he faking? Is this an ongoing professional illusion, or could he die at any moment?To Berman’s understandable dismay, Szeles has apparently invited a number of other documentary crews to cover his twilit existence and the bleary, secretive Szeles does appear to be complicit in an entirely spurious claim, appearing on the web, that one of these documentary teams is associated with Simon Chinn, Oscar-winning British producer of Man on Wire and Searching for Sugar Man. Berman interrupts the story of the Amazing Johnathan to tell us a bit – but not nearly enough – about his late mother, to whom he was very close, whom he videoed quite a bit in her last illness, and who may be psychologically bound up with his need to make films and with the idea of death itself. Perhaps he should have made a documentary about her. Continue reading...
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Schubert Symphony No 9 review | Erica Jeal's classical album of the week
SCO/Emelyanychev (Linn) Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev inspires the SCO in Schubert’s massive work, with grandeur and great washes of feelingThis autumn, Maxim Emelyanychev took up his new post as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s principal conductor. If the appointment of the 30-year-old from Nizhny Novgorod – best newcomer at the 2019 international opera awards, and equally at home at Glyndebourne or in Teodor Currentzis’s iconoclastic Perm theatre – seemed like a good one on paper then it appears positively inspired now that their first recording together has been released. Continue reading...
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How FlightHub and JustFly Save Customers Millions of Dollars Every Year
Ten thousand people book with FlightHub and JustFly every day. That’s over 3 million flights a year and growing strong. Stats show that many of these are repeat customers who keep coming back for more of what they have to offer — affordable flights, flexible itineraries, and excellent service. All of the amenities equate to […] The post How FlightHub and JustFly Save Customers Millions of Dollars Every Year appeared first on ReadWrite.
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There’s a major flaw for each of the AFC’s top 4 contenders
Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The four division leaders in the AFC are all good at a lot of things, but not everything. Before the season, we’d have said the AFC was better than the NFC — mostly because of its top tier. The Patriots and Chiefs were known great teams seemingly on a crash course to meet in the AFC Championship Game again. People were excited for the Texans and also the Colts, at least until Andrew Luck retired. Fans were crazy about the Browns making the jump into the playoffs and even put money on them to win the Super Bowl. Hah, oops. But, after 10 weeks, it appears for now that the NFC is the far better conference. So, what is the AFC heading into Week 11? While the NFC has many well-balanced teams — like the 49ers, Vikings, Eagles and Saints — all the top AFC teams have major flaws. The Patriots aren’t finding explosive plays on offense In New England’s last appearance, we saw the team lose to the Ravens in a game that wasn’t as awful as the 37-20 final score indicated. The Patriots were driving to take the lead in the second half before a Julian Edelman fumble was returned for a Ravens touchdown. Even with how “bad” the Patriots’ defense played, it’s still an elite unit and will continue to carry the team. The issue is the Patriots’ offense. It’s looked disjointed for most of the season. They are down two offensive linemen with Isaiah Wynn and David Andrews both on injured reserve, and at the moment, don’t have a deep threat at receiver. Tom Brady is looking older by the week and the Patriots aren’t finding big chunk plays to move their offense. Now, I don’t think it’s all doom and gloom. They should improve after the bye week, especially considering they added Mohamed Sanu a few weeks ago and he’s developed a good rhythm with Brady so far. The Patriots will also get first-round rookie N’Keal Harry off IR this Sunday against the Eagles. In the end, I’m going to trust the Patriots will figure it out. Can the Ravens keep running this well in January? The Ravens have passed the Chiefs as the second best-team in the AFC. I can’t deny that Lamar Jackson has played well, but I don’t trust this offense in the playoffs. I was doing research for my podcast, and “rushing” QBs — I’m lumping in Cam Newton and Russell Wilson, who I wouldn’t always call “rushing” QBs — don’t run the ball that often in the playoffs. Neither of those quarterbacks runs as frequently as Jackson does, but their rushing numbers dropped drastically in the playoffs when defenses tightened up. We saw this happen last season for Baltimore against the Chargers. Jackson only ran nine times for 54 yards in the postseason loss. And right now, that’s all the evidence we have. You can argue that it could change this season, and it might, but so far the only QB to run this often to have success in the playoffs is Colin Kaepernick. He benefited from having an elite defense in San Francisco, which is something the Ravens don’t have at the moment. That’s what worries me about the Ravens. Even with the addition of cornerback Marcus Peters, this defense isn’t what it used to be. The Ravens’ schedule gets much tougher moving forward, so we will see if this defense can hold up. The Chiefs defense is still a mess Alright, I have no idea what to make of the Chiefs right now. What a weird-ass game against the Titans. It was great to see Patrick Mahomes back on the field, who provided a spark to the offense. The Chiefs need to get their offensive linemen healthy, which should happen after their Week 12 bye. The offense will be fine. The bad news is that the Chiefs’ defense is once again a concern. It’s the reason I didn’t pick them to win the AFC before the season. I know this is going to sound silly, but having such an amazing offense could be hurting the Chiefs’ defense. While Mahomes was out, the defense was outstanding. When Mahomes comes back, the defense went back to shit. I think mentally the Chiefs defense always knows they can rely on Mahomes to save them. Do I think they purposely play bad? Absolutely not, but I think subconsciously it does matter. The Chiefs’ defense is a huge negative for their Super Bowl chances. The Texans aren’t slowing down opposing passers Houston feels like a dark horse that can be a contender if it continues to improve. The Texans’ offensive line — which has been a concern all season — is starting to jell, but it can still be a problem. However, Deshaun Watson is elite and has the skill position players around him to do damage. My concern with the Texans is their pass rush and the pass defense as a whole. Their rushing defense, ranked sixth, will keep them in games. We might even see that in a Week 11 matchup against the Ravens. But the 20th-ranked pass defense probably isn’t good enough to win the AFC. There are likely no other teams that can compete to win the AFC once the playoffs get here, but one team intrigues me anyway. The Steelers have won four in a row and their schedule is a cakewalk after a Thursday Night Football matchup against the Browns this week. As for the other teams on the fringes of playoff contention: The Bills are frauds, the Raiders aren’t ready yet, and the Colts are all over the place. But even though every AFC team has big flaws this year, that’s part of why this conference’s race should be exciting the rest of the season.
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How did unfettered business become a bipartisan issue? Professor Luigi Zingales explains why Democrats and Republicans are both pro-business parties, at the expense of everyone else.
Jeffrey Markowitz/Getty Images Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the Pitchfork Economics podcast with Nick Hanauer. In this episode of Pitchfork Economics, Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein sat down with Luigi Zingales, a professor of finance at the University of Chicago. Zingales said that the US used to have a "competitive ideological market," and that he thinks it kept people more honest. Now, both parties see being pro-business as a good thing. "It's very bad when, as policymakers, we confuse the interests of a businessman with the interest of the market itself, and the community at large," Zingales said. For more on this topic, listen to the latest episode of Pitchfork Economics. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In the latest episode of the Pitchfork Economics podcast, we sought to explore the idea of how our national relationship with regulation has changed. At one point in American history, regulations were understood as a positive — a force for the public good. But over time, that idea lost ground, with both Democrats and Republicans embracing the concept of unfettering markets as the only economic good. Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein had a long conversation about the shifting relationship between economics, politics, and business with Luigi Zingales, an esteemed professor of finance at the University of Chicago in the Booth School of Business. Zingales, the author of "A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity," is also the director of the Stiegler Center, which studies how vested interests are subverting the competitive market economy. What follows is an edited and abridged version of the conversation; for the full discussion, please download and subscribe to Pitchfork Economics.  David Goldstein: So is it fair to describe you as an authentic Chicago School economist?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:22 founders share the one thing they wished they'd known before starting a businessI'm a veteran, professor, and nonprofit founder. This Veteran's Day, here's what managers should know about hiring veterans.5 ways you're sabotaging your progress without even realizing it, according to a life coachSEE ALSO: In favor of the wealth tax: The tax code doesn't fully comprehend how the wealthiest Americans make their money, and it's hurting everyone else
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How to Set Expectations With a New Babysitter
Starting a relationship with a new babysitter can be a little nerve-wracking. You hope you’ll like them and your kids will like them and that the feeling will be mutual. You want this to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship, so the last thing you might feel like doing is laying down the law before they’ve even…Read more...
3BlackDot unveils MisBits combat game set in a sandbox cartoon world
3BlackDot is unveiling its MisBits, which is a multiplayer combat game set in a sandbox cartoon world. It comes to early access on Steam in 2020.
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Pink is planning to take a year off from music in 2020 to focus on her family
Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Pink revealed her plans to take a break from music at the 2019 Country Music Association Awards. "We did two and a half years of [music], and Willow's back in school now. Jameson's going to start pre-school soon. It's kind of the year of the family," she explained to "Entertainment Tonight." "And Carey has a lot going on as well," she added of her husband. "He's super supportive, he follows me around the world and now it's his turn." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Pink recently revealed her plans to take a break from her music career. Speaking with "Entertainment Tonight" on Wednesday at the 2019 Country Music Association Awards — where she was scheduled to perform her duet with Chris Stapleton, "Love Me Anyway" — the 40-year-old pop star said that 2020 will be "the year of the family."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A 45-year-long study discovered trends in successful hyper-intelligent childrenSee Also:Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Lizzo and more celebrities read horribly mean tweets about themselves on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'Carrie Underwood serenaded unsuspecting customers at a boot shop in Nashville, and their reactions were pricelessChrissy Teigen hilariously removed 2 of John Legend's Grammys off a shelf to make room for her Baby2Baby award
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ICC approves investigation into deportation of Myanmar's Rohingya
The International Criminal Court said on Thursday it had approved a request from ICC prosecutors to investigate crimes against humanity against Myanmar's Rohingya minority who were systematically driven across the border to Bangladesh.
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Iranian gov reportedly offering bounties to those who rat out illegal Bitcoin miners
The Iranian government is reportedly offering a bounty for anyone that dobs illegal Bitcoin mining businesses to the authorities. A spokesperson from Iran‘s Energy Ministry reportedly said that anyone who outs those using subsidized electricity for cryptocurrency mining will be rewarded with up to 20 percent of the funds recovered from the miner, PressTV reports. Damages are based on how much electricity the cryptocurrency miners have used. Energy Ministry spokesperson Mostafa Rajabi made the announcement in an interview with the IRIB News yesterday. Rajabi said that using the national grid to mine cryptocurrencies during peak hours will be outlawed under… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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Cows swept away by floodwaters during Hurricane Dorian were found alive four miles away on an island
Three cows separated from their herd and swept away by Hurricane Dorian have been found miles from home in a national seashore park, a spokesman said.
Apple's new Research app lets you enroll in 3 health studies
Apple launched a new app called Research, letting users enroll in three health studies: the Apple Women’s Health Study, Apple Heart and Movement Study, and Apple Hearing Study. The app streamlines the process of participating in a health study. Users can download it and have Apple devices like iPhone and Apple Watch record data from everyday activities like exercising, walking or going to a concert.  “Participants on the Research app have the opportunity to make a tremendous impact that could lead to new discoveries and help millions lead healthier lives," Apple COO Jeff Williams said in a statement.  Read more...More about Apple, Health Study, Apple Research, Tech, and Health