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Bossa Nova unveils inventory robot for small stores
Bossa Nova Robotics unveiled its latest roboot for scanning store shelves that can inventory fresh food and apparel and operate in smaller stores.
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Chris DeWolfe interview: Jam City bets on Disney Frozen 2 collaboration
Jam City made a big bet on licensed titles with Disney Frozen Adventures. It collaborated with Disney to make the mobile match-3 game.
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This custom 3D-printed bicycle helmet is the future of saving skulls
Welcome to Riding Nerdy, TNW’s fortnightly dive into bicycle-based tech, where we go into too much detail and geek out on all things related to pedal-powered gadgets. Cycling is dangerous. In Britain more than 100 cyclists are killed and more than 3,000 are seriously injured each year. Reducing these numbers is no small task.  But one plucky startup from Britain, backed by ex-pro and Australian national road cycling champion Simon Gerrans, thinks it can make cycling safer with its 3D-printed fully-custom bicycle helmet.  Earlier this year, I got to see how the company — called HEXR — was manufacturing its… This story continues at The Next Web
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Furious Pokemon fans want Trump to block sales of ‘Sword and Shield’
Furious Pokemon fans want President Trump to halt sales of the franchise’s newest video game amid a string of controversies. One fan created an official White House petition Tuesday demanding the commander in chief take executive action against “Pokemon Sword and Shield” — in the wake of accusations that the title’s developer lied about why...
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7 Black Friday shopping tips you won't want to skip
Black Friday hasn't been this late in November since 2013.  But did you really think retailers would let us go the entire month of November without being teased by early Black Friday deals? Good one. The "Cyber Five" is what the shopping industry calls the five-day span of madness from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. While Black Friday *used* to be the one big savings day (do high schoolers still think it's cool to go the mall at 3 am to raid Victoria's Secret?), there is now nearly a week of savings.  Or, hell, a few weeks of savings: Best Buy dropped its Black Friday ad in early November, and along with it came a slew of items that are already tagged at their Black Friday price. Walmart already has the Ninja Foodi at the same price that's listed as a doorbuster in Macy's Black Friday ad and put a bunch of stuff on sale a full two weeks out from Thanksgiving. Read more...More about Amazon, Walmart, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Mashable Shopping
President of UN affiliate pleads ‘not guilty’ to selling fake cryptocurrency
The president of the UN-headquartered World Sports Alliance has pleaded “not guilty” to a wire fraud charge related to the selling of an allegedly fake cryptocurrency, Law360 reports. Asa Saint Clair, a resident of New York, is now reportedly under house arrest in Arizona, having been released from US federal custody on a $500,000 bond. Prosecutors sought strict conditions for his release, as he’d bought a one-way ticket to Madagascar in the wake of investigator interviews. Authorities arrested Saint Clair at the airport. According to Law360, prosecutors allege Saint Clair defrauded at least three investors out of thousands of dollars with claims that… This story continues at The Next Web
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Attackers are staging tax-themed phishing attacks to target businesses in Germany and Italy
Researchers have discovered a new kind of social engineering attack targeting organizations in Germany, Italy, and the US by delivering malicious payloads with finance-related lures in local languages. According to cybersecurity vendor Proofpoint, the email phishing campaigns — discovered between October 16 and November 19 — impersonate the German Federal Ministry of Finance and the Italian Ministry of Taxation using malicious Microsoft Word attachments, which when opened, downloads and installs the Maze ransomware payload onto the target’s system. In addition to luring unsuspecting victims with notifications of tax refunds and law enforcement procedures to avoid tax penalties, the threat actor… This story continues at The Next Web
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US Cellular expanded its partnership with Amdocs to digitize sales and service systems
US Cellular, the fifth-largest wireless carrier in the US, extended its partnership with software service provider Amdocs through 2025, according to FierceWireless. The companies have worked together since 1995, but the latest agreement is intended to catalyze US Cellular's digital transformation of its sales and service systems. US Cellular is one of several wireless carriers to have turned to Amdocs for digital transformation projects in 2019: In May, Korea Telecom enlisted Amdocs to revamp its payment collection system, while just this week AT&T extended its relationship with Amdocs to modernize its digital business support systems. By modernizing its internal systems, US Cellular aims to improve employee effectiveness, customer experience, and operational efficiency — here's how Amdocs will help: See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:5G is generating demand for Korea Telecom's unlimited plansMicrosoft is using its AI power to speed up detection of cervical cancer in IndiaHSBC and RBS are rolling out new digital banking platforms
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"Mist showers": a decadent shower that the planet can sustain
The energy budget for a traditional shower for every person on the planet would exceed the entire world's (present-day) supply of wind power: even as we bring more renewables online, the energy consumption for planetary daily hot showers just doesn't pencil out. That doesn't mean we have to give up showers, though. "Mist showers" use multiple misting heads to deliver an all-over body wash with vastly less power/water-consumption. They date back to Buckminster Fuller, who invented a "fog gun" for washing up in his Dymaxion houses back in 1936. Mist showers are very efficient: even with five misting heads, the flow is a mere 2l/minute, a mere 20% of the output from "low-flow" shower-heads, one twelfth of the flow from a "rain shower." Three nozzles brings the water rate down to 1l/m. A young Dutch designer called Jonas Görgen has developed a kit to convert any shower into a mist shower. Mist showers sound like a way to be sustainable without giving up on physical comforts or cleanliness. The use of the shower to treat oneself seems to be incompatible with a drastic reduction of its water and energy use. However, there is a technology that might just do that: the mist shower. A mist shower atomizes water to very fine drops (less than 10 microns), which greatly reduces the water flow. Buckminster Fuller invented the first one in 1936 as part of his Dymaxion bathroom (he called it a “fog gun”). The idea was taken up again in the 1970s, when several trials and experiments were conducted with both atomised hand washing and showering. Read the rest
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U.S. wrong to push Turkey to drop Russian defenses: Erdogan
Turkey's president Tayyip Erdogan said Washington was not right to propose that Ankara get rid of the Russian S-400 missile defenses it purchased, calling it an infringement of sovereign rights, according to Turkish media.
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Wall Street eyes subdued open as global growth fears intensify
The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average looked set to retreat from record levels on Thursday, as weak data from major economies and a dour forecast from Cisco rekindled fears of a global slowdown.
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U.S. producer prices rise solidly; healthcare costs increasing
U.S. producer prices increased by the most in six months in October, lifted by gains in the costs of goods and services, further bolstering the Federal Reserve's stance that it will probably not cut interest rates again in the near term.
Smell fresh with these designer fragrances on sale
TL;DR: There are loads of designer fragrances on sale right now on Amazon, saving you up to 60% on list price. Your signature scent is something that takes a long time to cultivate, but once you've found it, you're set for life. Whether you have or haven't yet found your smell, Amazon has a whole bunch of deals on fragrances that are well worth a sniff. You can save big on top brands like Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Davidoff, and Lacoste, with savings of up to 60% on list price. SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: The best Amazon deals in the UK We have tracked down the best of these deals, and lined them up for your consideration. We're not promising that there won't be something better during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend, but these deals will be tough to beat. Read more...More about Perfumes, Fragrance, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
Wladimir Klitschko wants to return to boxing, but his chances of breaking the record as the oldest heavyweight champion are 'very slim'
Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images Wladimir Klitschko wants to return to boxing for a standalone world championship fight in 2022. His ambition is to break the record as the oldest heavyweight world champion in history. But David Haye told Business Insider his chances of success are "very slim" because in his last two fights he was outboxed by Tyson Fury and knocked out by Anthony Joshua. The World Boxing Super Series promoter Kalle Sauerland told Business Insider he believes the way Klitschko kept himself in elite shape with "insane" training camps could stand him in good stead should he return to the sport. The oldest heavyweight champion in history is currently George Foreman who won a title in 1994 aged 45 and 360 days when he knocked out Michael Moorer. Foreman, Haye said, is "a different animal" to Klitschko. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Wladimir Klitschko's chances of returning to boxing and winning a world title aged 45, breaking the world record as the oldest heavyweight champion in history, are "very slim." That's according to a former opponent of Klitschko's, David Haye, who told Business Insider that Klitschko's newest ambition is "a tough ask."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:Jorge Masvidal will be in for a rude awakening if he manages to coax Canelo Alvarez into a lucrative crossover boxing matchHow David Haye plans to make a world champion out of Dereck Chisora, the once wild and unpredictable heavyweight who draws comparisons to tennis star Nick KyrgiosA Japanese 26-year-old is set for superstardom after winning millions of dollars in a career-defining battle against Nonito Donaire
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Pink is taking a break from music in 2020
She plans to step away from the microphone following the conclusion of her world tour and the release of her latest album, "Hurts 2B Human."
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Motivating Employees
Has your team checked out? Dan and Alison answer your questions with the help of Richard Boyatzis, a management professor at Case Western Reserve University and coauthor of the book “Helping People Change.” They talk through what to do when a colleague wants the status of a prominent role but doesn’t want to do the work, employees are leaving the company at a high rate, or your subordinate resists doing any additional work.
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Cows swept away during Hurricane Dorian found hanging out on small island
Three North Carolina cows swept out to sea when Hurricane Dorian sparked an 8-foot “mini tsunami” turned up months later — and it’s believed they swam four to five miles as the storm raged, according to a new report. The bovine trio was living on the small coastal community of Cedar Island when the tsunami...
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These Are The Most Expensive Airports in the U.S.
Thanks to a study published today by the Points Guy, we now know which airports you might want to avoid if you want to spend a little less on an Uber ride there—or just a cup of coffee at the terminal.Read more...
Gaza ceasefire ends two days of fighting; protests in Bolivia reignite
There's a ceasefire in Gaza between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad following deadly violence along the Strip. Also, protests in Bolivia have reignited after Senator Jeanine Añez named herself interim president, and Britain's Prince Charles is celebrating his birthday in India. CBS News' Gwen Baumgardner joined "CBSN AM" to discuss.
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Hugh Jackman congratulated John Legend on winning People's Sexiest Man Alive with a classic jab at Ryan Reynolds
Hugh Jackman/Instagram Hugh Jackman took another swipe at his long-running frenemy Ryan Reynolds in an Instagram post that congratulated John Legend on taking this year's title of People's Sexiest Man Alive. In the video, Jackman pretends to drop his 2008 People magazine cover in front of Reynolds and asks him, "Have you seen it ... you've got that right?" "I have an issue somewhere, I have a few of yours ... Usually, I cut the eyes out or the mouth, but that's just me, that's how I roll," Reynolds responds in a nod to a scene from "Deadpool." Reynolds was also crowned People's Sexiest Man Alive in 2010, which Jackman paid homage to in his Instagram caption. "Dear John. Massive congrats on joining this very very prestigious group. 99% of the time, People Magazine gets it right. Such as Blake, DJ, etc ... But a word of caution. There is the 1%. Exhibit A. It's important that you fall in with the right crowd. Enjoy your reign. Love Hugh." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Hugh Jackman congratulated John Legend for snagging People's Sexiest Man Alive award by trolling his frenemy, Ryan Reynolds. Jackman shared a video on Instagram on Wednesday of him rubbing his 2008 Sexiest Man Alive win in Reynolds' face.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:Jennifer Lopez said 'the Bronx came out' when a director 'wanted to see her boobs' off-setChrissy Teigen gives a hilarious retort to People naming John Legend Sexiest Man Alive: 'All downhill from here'Alicia Keys says she's 'frustrated' with gender stereotypes after her 4-year-old son was ashamed to wear his rainbow manicure
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70% Americans say they are struggling financially
"Income is not keeping pace with expenses," expert says in noting the prevalence of financial hardships
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Alicia Keys returning as Grammys host
Keys is hosting the Grammys for the second year in a row.
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This cheap coffee machine makes 40 varieties of hot and cold drinks
TL;DR: The stylish Nescafé Dolce Gusto Jovia coffee machine is on sale for £29.99 on Amazon, saving you 25% on list price. Despite what you may have been led to believe, you do not have to spend hundreds of pounds on a coffee machine. In fact, you can now pick up a quality device for under £30 on Amazon. The Nescafé Dolce Gusto Jovia by De'Longhi coffee machine is currently on sale for £29.99 on Amazon. This is down by 25% on list price, saving you £10.That's a ridiculously low price for a device that can produce 40 varieties of hot and cold drinks with the touch of a button. SEE ALSO: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019: The best Amazon deals in the UK Read more...More about Coffee Machine, Nescafe, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, and Uk Deals
Hackers can easily steal passport photos from vulnerable UK Brexit app, report claims
The UK Home Office’s “EU Exit: ID Document Check” application, which allows citizens and their families to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme, is vulnerable to hacking. This is according to a report by Norwegian cybersecurity company Promon, which specializes in securing apps from hacking attacks. According to the report, the Brexit app (as it's commonly called) "lacks functionality that prevents malware from reading and stealing sensitive information provided by users, including passport details and photo IDs." Basically the app's not resilient enough to hackers adding malicious elements to it, repackaging it, redistributing it, or injecting malicious code while the app is running.   Read more...More about Uk, Brexit, Tech, and Cybersecurity
Thierry Henry appointed coach of Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact
Former France striker Thierry Henry takes over as coach of Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact.
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Smith & Wesson Maker to Split Into Two Companies
American Outdoor Brands said it would separate its firearms business into a publicly traded company.
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"Removing the water": physically-accurate color correction algorithm for underwater photography
Researcher Derya Akkaynak developed a photogrammetry algorithm that corrects underwater photography to remove color haze created by backscattering -- in effect "removing the water" to show the underwater world in its fullness of color and detail. The results are beautiful and crystal clear. Why do all the pictures you take underwater look blandly blue-green? The answer has to do with how light travels through water. Derya Akkaynak, an oceangoing engineer, has figured out a way to recover the colorful brilliance of the deep. You can read the scientific paper at OpenAccess: Sea-thru: A Method For Removing Water From Underwater Images [PDF] The Sea-thru method estimates backscatter using the dark pixels and their known range information. Then, it uses an estimate of the spatially varying illuminant to obtain the range-dependent attenuation coefficient. Using more than 1,100 images from two optically different water bodies, which we make available, we show that our method with the revised model outperforms those using the atmospheric model. Consistent removal of water will open up large underwater datasets to powerful computer vision and machine learning algorithms, creating exciting opportunities for the future of underwater exploration and conservation. A funny problem with the video: at 2:56 in, they're seen using Photoshop's color balance tools to edit one of the images, while Akkaynak says "this method is not photoshopping an image." It's surely just a terrible edit and they were doing a comparison, but it made me wonder, so I fired up Photoshop to see how it does. Here, the paper's example is seen raw (top left), corrected by Photoshop's Auto Color tool (top right), corrected by Sea-Thru (bottom left) and corrected by me using the color balance sliders in Photoshop (bottom right). Read the rest
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The beef between Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley will never die
Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images We have that and more in Thursday’s NBA newsletter. Players can switch teams, win MVPs, get contracts, swap teammates, yet still maintain beef if that beef is true enough. Once upon a time, Patrick Beverley was a teammate of James Harden on the Houston Rockets, and Russell Westbrook was a star of the rival Oklahoma City Thunder. SB Nation’s show BEEF HISTORY walks you through why and how the pair fought. Now Westbrook is a Harden co-star in Houston and Beverley is a Clipper. BUT THE BEEF LIVES. The teams met Wednesday with Harden lighting up L.A. Would you expect Mr. Westbrook to note that fact after the game? Well, of course. And with a devastating (and untrue) quote. “Pat Bev trick y’all, man, like he playing defense. He don’t guard nobody, man. He just running around, doing nothing.” Feuds come and feuds go. Beef is eternal. Speaking of beef, hilariously we may have a beef between Doc Rivers and Austin Rivers after the latter tried (successfully) to get the former T’d up while the coach was on a rant late in the Clippers’ loss. Austin then taunted Doc after he got ejected. Beautiful. Speaking of the Rockets, here’s Michael Pina on how Houston and Westbrook are growing together. Scores Grizzlies 119, Hornets 117Sixers 97, Magic 112Wizards 133, Celtics 140Clippers 93, Rockets 102Spurs 114, Wolves 129Warriors 94, Lakers 120Raptors 114, Blazers 106 Schedule All times Eastern. Games are on League Pass unless otherwise noted. Heat at Cavaliers, 6Mavericks at Knicks, 8, TNTBulls at Bucks, 8Clippers at Pelicans, 8Hawks at Suns, 9Nets at Nuggets, 10:30, TNT Links Mike Prada breaks down how Pascal Siakam’s weird game is translating as a superstar. Ja Morant game-winner in his first pro game back in his native Carolinas. I wrote about Damian Lillard’s MVP-style year and the Blazers’ bad timing. Ricky O’Donnell on Coby White’s microwave scoring ability. Henry Abbott on why it’s silly to ignore the science on load management. Speaking of which, here’s the Kevins Pelton and Arnovitz on the science of load management. About those Mavericks jerseys. A different take. Dwight Howard defended Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the comments of an Instagram. He explains why. If there was still a Comeback Player of the Year award ... Nike finally made Sabrina Ionescu jerseys. They sold out in hours. Kevin O’Connor on the Spurs’ paradox. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the key to the Kings surviving De’Aaron Fox’s absence. Natalie Weiner with an incredibly important story on the role high school football plays in preventing and healing from youth gun violence. Wild, at times disturbing story of how Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi ended up playing basketball for Russian spy because WNBA wages were too well. Ranking the top 50 players in the WNBA. Be excellent to each other.
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Women find freedom and peace through Double Dutch club
In our series, A More Perfect Union, we aim to show that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us. Today, we are taking a trip down memory lane to the days when jumping double dutch was a go-to pastime for African-American girls. Nikki Battiste reports.
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Congress should protect U.S. investors from risky Chinese listings: commission
The U.S. Congress should compel Chinese companies to disclose their ties to the Chinese government and prevent them from listing on U.S. stock exchanges unless they meet U.S. audit requirements, a congressional advisory body said on Thursday.
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Suspend Hong Kong status in event of China crackdown: U.S. commission
The U.S. Congress should enact legislation that would suspend the special economic status Hong Kong enjoys under U.S. law should China deploy forces to crush protests in the territory, a congressional advisory body said on Thursday.
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Ford’s next ‘Mustang’ will be an electric SUV
Ford will use the Mustang name, previously reserved for its classic muscle car, for an electric SUV that customers in the United States, Canada and Europe can start ordering on Nov. 17, the company said on Thursday. Ford confirmed its new electric SUV will be called the Mustang Mach-E ahead of a debut event scheduled...
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Stevenage voters: tell us which issues will decide this election
The Guardian’s Gary Younge is reporting from the constituency of Stevenage to find out what issues people there care about most – and she wants your helpThe Guardian will be reporting from Stevenage ahead of the General Election, as part of a series of pieces from across the country focused on finding out what matters to the people who live there.I’ll be covering the election from Stevenage for two main reasons. First, I grew up there. It’s my home town. Second, it is a classical bellwether constituency. For almost half a century Stevenage has always voted for whichever party became the government. Continue reading...
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Deval Patrick announces he is running for president
He starts far behind in a record-sized field that polling shows is now divided into two tiers — with the top tier consisting of Joe Biden​, Elizabeth Warren​, Bernie Sanders​ and Pete Buttigieg​
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Trailer for Ben Affleck’s latest film finally released
Warner Bros. — which has been behind past Affleck films including "Argo," "The Accountant" and "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" — in August moved the release date for "The Way Back" from October to March.
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Microplastics and baby fish are drawn to the same spots in the ocean
Which means larval fish are snacking on a lot of plastic.
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IBM to launch faster weather forecast system to cover the globe
Technology company IBM said on Thursday it will launch a new weather forecasting system which will be able to predict conditions up to 12 hours in advance and cover parts of the world which have not had access to such detailed data.
Walmart stock jumps after strong holiday sales forecast
Walmart reported better-than-expected third-quarter US 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. The world’s largest retailer also raised its annual earnings outlook, sending its shares up over 3 percent in premarket trade. Walmart has now posted a...
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Behind the scenes of Celine Dion's "Courage" tour
For the Canadian powerhouse, the rush backstage before a big show never gets old
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Amazon trims German delivery charges for groceries is lowering the fee it charges customers in Germany for delivering fresh groceries and allowing its Prime subscribers to pay per order instead of committing to monthly membership, the U.S. company said on Thursday.
Trump's signature tax break for poor people went to subsidize a superyacht marina in Florida
Trump's 2017 #taxscam transferred more than a trillion dollars to the richest people in America, but when Trump talks about it, he likes to tout the bill's "opportunity zone" provisions that provided massive tax breaks to investors who put money into places that would supposedly create jobs and housing for poor Americans. But which regions get designated as "opportunity zones" was left up to state governments, and have become a corruption bonanza as major political donors lean on state governors to designate their pet property developments as tax-havens, even as actual poor neighborhoods in desperate need of investment are turned down for status. This is especially visible in Florida, where then-Governor Rick Scott handed his top donors special tax designations for luxury projects, while turning down multiple applications from some of Florida's poorest areas. Among Florida's "opportunity zones" are Rybovich marina, a marina for $100m+ superyachts abutted by luxury condo towers called Marina Village. They're owned by Wayne Huizenga Jr, the scion of the Blockbuster Video fortune, who lobbied Scott for the marina's inclusion, resulting in a change to the designation plans. Other billionaire Scott donors also cashed in on the "opportunity zone" scam, thanks to their stake in Marina Village. Billionaire Tampa Ball Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, another Scott donor, got a tax break for his luxury residence/hotel/shop development in Tampa. The beneficiaries of this corruption insisted to Propublica that they weren't seeking tax breaks for themselves, but rather, they were motivated by concern for small-time investors who might build on adjacent lands. Read the rest
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'Awful and fabulous': the madness of Flowers in the Attic
Forty years ago, VC Andrews’ novel about incest, rape and murder-by-doughnut was declared ‘deranged swill’, but new books under her name still sell. Why?Forty years ago this month, Flowers in the Attic, the debut novel of one VC Andrews was published. A review in the Washington Post didn’t mince its words, describing it as “deranged swill” that “may well be the worst book I have ever read”.The plot is nothing if not deranged – but even 40 years later, utterly compelling. Cathy and Chris Dollanganger and their little brother and sister, Cory and Carrie, are beautiful, blond-haired and as happy as can be until their handsome father dies. Their destitute mother tells them that in order to regain the fortune from which she has been disinherited, they must hide in their grandparents’ vast attic for a few days so she can persuade their grandfather to reinstate her as his heir. Continue reading...
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War crimes judges approve inquiry into violence against Rohingya
Myanmar is accused of widespread abuses against Muslim minority groupJudges at the international criminal court have approved a prosecution request to investigate crimes against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, the court has said in a statement.Myanmar has been accused of committing widespread abuses in a campaign against the Rohingya. It is not a member of the global court, but the ICC said it had jurisdiction over crimes partially committed in Bangladesh, a member state. Continue reading...
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New Roma model joins Ferrari's 'prancing horse' stable
Ferrari on Thursday rolled out the Roma, a record fifth new model announced this year, as the Italian luxury carmaker with the famous "prancing horse" logo looks to sustain profit and share price growth.
The Taiga Syndrome by Cristina Rivera Garza review – a fairytale quest
One of the greatest contemporary Mexican authors weaves a suspenseful fable around a seach for a lost couple in the woodsAn unnamed narrator travels to a forest – the subarctic taiga of the title is the only geographical hint we are given – to investigate a disappearance case. Her client asks her to find his wife, who has gone off with another man, but whose messages appear to suggest that she wants to be found. The woman’s photograph, with a forest in the background, reminds the narrator of the story of Hansel and Gretel, and although she is urged to treat this investigation as ‘a story about being in love’, it is fairytales that are on her mind as she follows the couple. She hires a translator to help, and they end up communicating in “a language that was not strictly his nor mine, a third space, a second tongue in common”. Again, we are left to imagine the rest.Eyewitness accounts are outlandish, but what the narrator sees with her own eyes is stranger still Continue reading...
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Jam City launches Disney Frozen Adventures mobile game
It’s time to let it go. Jam City is launching its Disney Frozen Adventures mobile game in advance of the November 22 launch of the Frozen 2 film. And it hopes there is plenty of pent-up demand for a game associated with Frozen, which generated $1.3 billion at the box office in 2013. Disney Frozen […]
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The Tories’ narrow focus on policy costings distracts us from the real issues | Carys Roberts
Rather than concentrating on upfront costs, government must look at investment, industrial strategy and regulationThis week the election campaign has been squarely focused on public finances, with the Conservatives publishing a widely derided £1.2tn assessment of Labour’s spending plans. In spite of the debunking of these figures, the party has doubled down with a separate assessment of Labour’s tax plans – it says Labour’s spending plans outweigh how much it plans to collect in tax, leading to a £2,400 per taxpayer “gap” that will need to be filled by borrowing or raising taxes.Of course, the Conservatives are aware of the quality of the claims they are making. As a tactic, the £1.2tn is straight out of the “£350m a week” playbook: come up with a big figure, and no matter if it’s indefensible, wait for it to stick. The more your opponents complain, the more they end up repeating the big number until it’s indelibly imprinted on voters’ minds. Continue reading...
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Walmart expects a strong holiday season, and it's set to send shares to their highest level all year (WMT)
Reuters Walmart reported third-quarter fiscal 2020 earnings before market open Thursday.  Shares rose as much as 3.5% in premarket trading, setting up Walmart to open at its highest price this year.  Online sales and an updated full-year outlook drove the earnings beat.  Watch Walmart trade live on Markets Insider. Walmart expects it will end the year with a strong holiday season and boosted its full-year earnings outlook when it reported its fiscal 2020 third-quarter earnings release before market open Thursday.  Shares rose as much as 3.5% on the news. If the rally holds, Walmart will open at its highest price so far this year. 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:The best soda makersThe best dining tables10 tricks for remembering everything you read
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