- Business Insider 06:01December 12, 2019THE PAYMENTS FORECAST BOOK 2019: 22 forecasts of the global payments industry's most impactful trends — and what's driving themThis is a preview of THE PAYMENTS FORECAST BOOK 2019 research report from Business Insider Intelligence.
14-Day Risk Free Trial: Get full access to this and all Payments industry research reports. As cash usage declines slowly worldwide, the digital payments ecosystem is swelling around the globe: Noncash transactions are poised to exceed 1 trillion for the first time in 2023, driven by increased card penetration, wider access to mobile phones, and more access to payments infrastructure. In emerging markets, these changes will be driven by Asia, which remains at the helm of digital transformation in payments as customers in major markets like China, India, and Southeast Asia flock to wallets like Alipay and Paytm and super-apps like WeChat and Grab in lieu of cash and cards for their payments, both online and in-store.
Change looks different in mature markets like the US, where the overall expansion of the digital payments market will remain more tempered, but mobile's impact will surge as customers move from PCs to mobile and other emerging connected devices for their online shopping, and replace small-dollar cash P2P transactions with mobile apps like Venmo and Zelle. For providers looking to make inroads in the space, understanding the dynamics of these changes will be key to growth.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Oprah all use the 5-hour rule — here's how it worksWe talked to 4 VC investors about the hottest trends in payments and the biggest innovations to keep an eye onA first-time startup founder explains how to build the right team to attract investors and grow the business
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- Business Insider 04:50December 12, 2019Republicans are homing in on 3 main defenses of Trump amid the Ukraine scandal. Here's why none of them hold up.Leah Millis/Reuters The Republican strategy throughout the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump until now was simple: throw everything at the wall and hope something sticks.
Now, as the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives prepares to vote on articles of impeachment against Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, the GOP is homing in on three key defenses of the president.
Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan outlined them on Wednesday: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he didn't feel pressured to cave to Trump's political demands in exchange for military aid; Ukraine didn't know the aid was frozen during a July 25 Trump-Zelensky call; and there was no quid pro quo because Zelensky didn't have to do anything to get the aid released.
Scroll down to read why none of these defenses hold up.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Republican strategy throughout the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump was simple: throw everything at the wall and hope something sticks.
At the center of the inquiry is a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, during which Trump repeatedly pressured Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, and a baseless conspiracy theory alleging Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:The public servants Trump smeared as 'traitors' and 'human scum' are Time magazine's 2019 'Guardians of the Year'AG William Barr went to bat for Trump in a wild interview where he baselessly claimed the FBI acted in 'bad faith' during the Russia probeRead Congress' official document laying out the articles of impeachment against TrumpSEE ALSO: The public servants Trump smeared as 'traitors' and 'human scum' are Time magazine's 2019 'Guardians of the Year'
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- The Guardian 04:37December 12, 2019Queensland school runs out of water as commercial bottlers harvest local suppliesParents have been told to consider keeping Tamborine Mountain state school students at home, while trucks take local water to bottling plants for companies including Coca-Cola The Tamborine Mountain state school has run out of water, even as water miners in the Gold Coast hinterland are sending millions of litres to commercial bottling operations.Trucks sent by the Queensland government carrying emergency supplies to the school, including Mount Tamborine bottled water, have been passing trucks heading in the opposition direction taking local water to bottling plants for beverage giants such as Coca-Cola. Continue reading...
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- Snopes 04:09December 12, 2019Did Ukraine Donate More Than Any Country to the Clinton Foundation?A meme circulating on social media was posted amid impeachment proceedings against U.S. President Donald Trump.
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- Breitbart News 04:02December 12, 2019Soros-Linked Group Gets Six GOP Governors to Resettle More RefugeesA pro-mass immigration organization with links to billionaire George Soros has successfully lobbied six Republican governors to resettle more refugees in their states.
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- Breitbart News 04:01December 12, 2019Watch Live: House Judiciary Committee Debates Articles of ImpeachmentThe House Judiciary Committee debates two articles of impeachment against Trump related to the administration's handling of Ukraine policy.
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- Breitbart News 03:51December 12, 2019Two Polls Show Majority of Registered Voters Oppose ImpeachmentTwo polls released this week show that a majority of registered voters in America now oppose the impeachment of President Trump and his removal from office.
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- Business Insider 03:22December 12, 2019How to stage and sell a $5.5M NYC apartment model unitModel units are used as a sample to show how an actual unit will look like in a new development.
Cheryl Eisen and her team at Interior Marketing Group are experts in putting in just the right amount of detailed work to help buyers decide to make the big purchase.
She showed us exactly how her team does that as they staged a new boutique development in Chelsea.
Visit INSIDER.com for more stories. The following is a transcript of the video.
Narrator: This model apartment unit in New York City is listed for just under $5.5 million. It has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and is located in a prime location in Chelsea. Today, Cheryl Eisen and her team are going to stage it and turn the blank canvas into something completely new.
Cheryl Eisen: This is exactly what we're looking for.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:7 home trends from the 2010s that will disappearA small New York City shop is now serving Japanese-inspired egg salad and katsu sandwichesThis non-surgical hair replacement uses real human hair
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- Breitbart News 03:12December 12, 2019ICE Deports Over Quarter of a Million Illegals, 5.5K Gang Members in 2019The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency deported more than a quarter of a million illegal aliens from the United States in Fiscal Year 2019, including roughly 5,500 gang members.
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- New York Magazine 03:00December 12, 2019Is Pelosi Falling Between Two Stools in Her Impeachment Strategy?It’s possible House Democrats are disappointing their own troops while psyching Trump’s right out of their skulls.
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- Coindesk 03:00December 12, 2019Netherlands Plans to Punish Crypto Scammers With Up to 6 Years in JailThe Dutch government is about to get tougher with fraudulent schemes involving banking apps and cryptocurrencies.
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- Breitbart News 02:15December 12, 2019DOJ IG Michael Horowitz: Bruce Ohr Still Working at Justice DepartmentHorowitz said Ohr, under scrutiny due to his unusual role in the FBI's investigation of the Trump campaign, still works at the DOJ.
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- The Daily Beast 02:00December 12, 2019‘Succession’ Star Cast as WeWork CEO Adam Neumann in New TV SeriesChina Stringer NetworkNicholas Braun, who plays “Cousin Greg” on HBO’s Emmy-winning drama Succession, has been tapped to portray WeWork founder Adam Neumann, who stepped down as CEO of the fast-growing company amidst a series of scandals earlier this year. Braun will also executive producer the new series, which does not have a network and will be based on the yet-to-be-published book about the saga from reporters Eliot Brown and Maureen Farrell. The news comes after reports of a WeWork film from Blumhouse Productions, which is currently being written by Charles Randolph, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Big Short and this year’s Bombshell about the Fox News women who helped take down Roger Ailes. Read more at The Daily Beast.
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- Huffington Post UK 01:46December 12, 2019Rocking Around The Jezmas Tree As Santa Corbyn Tells Final Rallies Change Is Coming
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- Breitbart News 01:14December 12, 2019Atheist Group ‘Bullies’ Public School into Cutting 3rd Grade Live Nativity from Christmas ShowAn Oklahoma public elementary school removed its third-grade live Nativity scene from its annual Christmas production after receiving a threatening letter from an atheist group.
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- Business Insider 01:09December 12, 2019Lizzo wore a $37,000 cape backwards for a photo in Time after the magazine named her entertainer of the yearPaola Kudacki/Time Lizzo wore a $37,000 Mary Katrantzou cape for a photo in Time after being named entertainer of the year.
Katrantzou told Insider she had no idea Lizzo was going to end up wearing her design on the cover.
The designer also revealed that Lizzo is wearing the "imagination cape" backwards.
Katrantzou is only releasing the cape, along with the rest of her Spring/Summer 2020 collection, made to measure, and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the ELPIDA Association of Friends of Children with Cancer.
Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. 2019 is officially the year of Lizzo and her bold fashion choices.
The 31-year-old superstar, who was named Time's entertainer of the year on Wednesday, was photographed by Paola Kudacki wearing a cape from Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou. Lizzo's look was pulled together with a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes and Almasika earrings.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 9 items to avoid buying at CostcoSee Also:Kim Kardashian wore a pair of Yeezy slip-on clogs, and people are comparing them to a bicycle helmet12 photos that show why Ashley Graham is the queen of maternity fashionTHEN AND NOW: The biggest celebrity transformations of the past decade
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- Business Insider 00:57December 12, 2019Megan Rapinoe is so much more than the Sportsperson of the YearAP Photo/Seth Wenig On Monday night, Sports Illustrated recognized Megan Rapinoe with the 65th edition of what is, by all accounts, its most prestigious honor: the Sportsperson of the Year award.
The shiny silver cup was just the latest of many 2019 accolades for the pink-haired footballer, who feuded with President Donald Trump and fearlessly spoke out against injustice en route to a World Cup win, Golden Ball and Golden Boot accolades, and a Ballon d'Or.
While there's little doubt that the controversial US Women's National Team star was the natural choice to win Sportsperson of the Year, the magnitude and seemingly enduring nature of her impact on the women's sports landscape and beyond renders the award comparatively trivial.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more. On Monday night, Sports Illustrated recognized Megan Rapinoe with the 65th edition of what is, by all accounts, its most prestigious honor: the Sportsperson of the Year award.
There's little doubt that the controversial US Women's National Team star was the natural choice to win the award, which they bestow upon "the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement." But given the scope of her societal impact, dubbing her Sportsperson of the Year felt like a massive understatement.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:Luis Suarez has backed Lionel Messi to continue playing even though the Argentine sparked retirement rumors by saying 'the moment of withdrawal is approaching'An Arsenal player randomly left a match for 3 minutes to use the toilet, and the coach said 'if you feel bad, you feel bad'An Italian newspaper is being called out for a match preview that showed 2 black players with the headline 'Black Friday'
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- Business Insider 00:30December 12, 2019Trump went on a Twitter tear and posted more than 60 times in 3 hours to rage about impeachment and the FBILev Radin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images President Donald Trump went on a Twitter bender on Wednesday, tweeting and retweeting more than 60 times by 11:30 a.m. ET.
The spree highlighted Trump's preoccupation with impeachment and the Justice Department inspector general's recent report that threw a wrench into his conspiracy theories about the FBI's Russia investigation.
These are some of the tweets that populated the president's timeline — and why they have no basis in fact.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the defining characteristics of the modern political era is that anyone, anywhere in the world can log on to Twitter and immediately know what's on President Donald Trump's mind.
Right now, it's impeachment and a recent Justice Department inspector general's report that threw a wrench into Trump's conspiracy theories about the FBI's Russia investigation.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:AG William Barr went to bat for Trump in a wild interview where he baselessly claimed the FBI acted in 'bad faith' during the Russia probeRead Congress' official document laying out the articles of impeachment against Trump'S--- just got real': DOJ watchdog uncovers pro-Trump text messages between FBI agents after 2016 electionSEE ALSO: The public servants Trump smeared as 'traitors' and 'human scum' are Time magazine's 2019 'Guardians of the Year'
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- Mashable 00:29December 12, 2019This 'starry night' toad was lost to scientists for decadesThere's a magical mountain on the Colombian coast, said Lina Valencia, a biological anthropologist and Colombia conservation officer at Global Wildlife Conservation. The 18,700-foot peak, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, is the tallest coastal mountain on Earth. At different elevations, the peak hosts life found nowhere else.
At about 6,500 feet up, a black toad spotted in white like an impressionist night sky, inhabits the mountainous land. It's the starry night harlequin toad, or Atelopus aryescue, and conservationists hadn't spotted the ornately decorated species since 1991.
But the indigenous Arhuaco people knew the toad was there, all along. "It was never lost to them, it was lost to science," said Valencia. Read more...More about Science, Animals, Conservation, Science, and Climate Environment
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- Breitbart News 00:09December 12, 2019Kamala Harris Uses IG Report Hearing to Push Impeachment, Attack BarrSen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) used the bulk of her time during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday on FBI abuses in surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016 to Attorney General William Barr and push for President Donald Trump's impeachment.
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- Business Insider 00:09December 12, 2019Greta Thunberg, who was just named Time's 2019 person of the year, says she's 'tired of selfies' and meetings with politiciansLeon Neal/Getty Images Activist Greta Thunberg, who is 16 years old, has become the face of the youth climate movement. On Wednesday, Time magazine named Thunberg the 2019 person of the year.
In a video from Time, Thunberg said she tries to say no to meetings with politicians, since they consist of little more than "small talk" and "taking selfies."
"I'm a bit tired of selfies right now," Thunberg said.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In the summer of 2018, Greta Thunberg started sitting outside the Swedish parliament every Friday to urge leaders to take action on climate change.
A little over a year later, the 16-year-old environmental activist led the largest global climate strike in history, which involved an estimated 4 million people across 161 countries. Time magazine just named her the 2019 person of the year.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: This guy took a selfie every day for 8 yearsSee Also:How 16-year-old Greta Thunberg — Time's 2019 person of the year — became the face of climate activism in just one yearGreta Thunberg's Twitter bio is trolling Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, who called her a 'brat'Greenland's ice is melting 7 times faster than it did in the early 90s — suggesting scientists' worst-case predictions may come trueSEE ALSO: Greta Thunberg has been named Time's Person of the Year for 2019
READ MORE: How 16-year-old Greta Thunberg — Time's 2019 person of the year — became the face of climate activism in just one year
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- Petapixel 00:08December 12, 2019Users Reporting Focus Issues with the Brand New Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8Multiple Canon EOS R users on both the Fred Miranda and DPReview forums are reporting front focusing issues with their brand new RF 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses, leading some to wonder if Canon has a widespread manufacturing issue on their hands. The latest Canon RF zoom has been hailed as an engineering marvel: a ground-up redesign […]
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- The Guardian 00:04December 12, 2019Weinstein reaches $25m settlement with more than 30 women – reportIf approved, settlement would bring most of the civil lawsuits pending against him to an endMore than 30 women who were allegedly subjected to sexual misconduct by the disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein have reportedly reached a $25m settlement which, if approved, would bring to an end most of the civil lawsuits pending against him.The New York Times reported on Wednesday that a tentative deal had been agreed involving Weinstein’s numerous alleged victims in the US, Canada, Britain and Ireland. The proposal is awaiting final approval from the courts and from individuals involved, the newspaper says, but once those last hurdles are cleared payouts would be made by insurance companies handling the bankruptcy of the Weinstein Company. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 00:03December 12, 2019Here are the best savings accounts right nowAlyssa Powell/Business Insider
The best savings accounts right now: Ally Bank: Best savings account overall
BrioDirect: Best savings account for high APY
Capital One: Best savings account for kids/teens
Synchrony Bank: Best savings account for college students
Barclays CD: Best savings account for long-term goals Business Insider
Picking the best savings account to store your money is nearly as important as how much you save. Fees can eat into your cash, but a good interest rate can help grow it.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A 45-year-long study discovered trends in successful hyper-intelligent childrenSee Also:I travel 4 months of the year, and my bank reimburses all my ATM fees no matter where I amA 64-year-old who hasn't touched his savings in 5 years of semiretirement has 2 suggestions for anyone wanting to retire comfortably7 things to do with your money that will put you light-years ahead of your friends
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- Breitbart News 23:54December 11, 2019Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu Undergoes Heart Surgery Following Chest PainRep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) underwent heart surgery following reports of chest pains, his chief of staff confirmed on Wednesday.
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- Breitbart News 23:52December 11, 2019Mitch McConnell Blasts Democrats for 'Most Unfair Impeachment Inquiry in Modern History'Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blasted Democrats in the House for rushing ahead on impeachment "based on the least thorough and most unfair impeachment inquiry in modern history."
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- Breitbart News 23:51December 11, 2019FNC's Chris Wallace to Interview James Comey, Adam Schiff"Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace will interview fired FBI Director James Comey and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) in the wake of the House Democrats' impeachment effort and the release of the Justice Department inspector general report on FISA abuses committed by the FBI during the 2016 election.
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- New York Times 23:32December 11, 2019U.K. Elections Explained: What to Know as Britain VotesBritish voters will choose their next government on Thursday. But the country’s parliamentary system has a way of throwing up surprises. Here’s what to watch for.
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- Business Insider 23:25December 11, 2019Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Oprah all use the 5-hour rule — here's how it worksSpencer Platt/Getty Images Many leaders try and set aside at least an hour a day for things like deliberate practice or learning — what the author calls a "five-hour rule."
These hours could be spent reading — Oprah credits much of her success to that, and leaders like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are prolific readers.
Others, like Jack Dorsey, set aside that time for reflecting and thinking.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In the article "Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong," the researchers behind the 10,000-hour rule set the record straight: Different fields require different amounts of deliberate practice to become world class.
If 10,000 hours isn't an absolute rule that applies across fields, what does it really take to become world-class in the world of work?
Over the past year, I've explored the personal history of many widely admired business leaders like Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mark Zuckerberg to understand how they apply the principles of deliberate practice.
What I've done does not qualify as an academic study, but it does reveal a surprising pattern.
Many of these leaders, despite being extremely busy, set aside at least an hour a day (or five hours a week) over their entire career for activities that could be classified as deliberate practice or learning.
I call this phenomenon the five-hour rule.
How the best leaders follow the 5-hour rule
For the leaders I tracked, the five-hour rule often fell into three buckets: reading, reflection, and experimentation.1. Read
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According to an HBR article, "Nike founder Phil Knight so reveres his library that in it you have to take off your shoes and bow."
Oprah Winfrey credits books with much of her success: "Books were my path to personal freedom." She has shared her reading habit with the world via her book club.
These two are not alone. Consider the extreme reading habits of other billionaire entrepreneurs:
• Warren Buffett spends five to six hours a day reading five newspapers and 500 pages of corporate reports.
• Bill Gates reads 50 books a year.
• Mark Zuckerberg aimed to read at least one book every two weeks.
• Elon Musk grew up reading two books a day, according to his brother.
• Mark Cuban reads for more than three hours every day.
• Arthur Blank, a cofounder of Home Depot, reads two hours a day.
• Billionaire entrepreneur David Rubenstein reads six books a week.
• Dan Gilbert, the self-made billionaire who owns the Cleveland Cavaliers, reads for one to two hours a day.
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Other times, the five-hour rule takes the form of reflection and thinking time.
Oath CEO Tim Armstrong makes his senior team spend four hours a week just thinking. Jack Dorsey is a serial wanderer. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner schedules two hours of thinking time each day. Brian Scudamore, the founder of the $250 million company O2E Brands, spends 10 hours a week just thinking.
In 2014, when Reid Hoffman needed help thinking through an idea, he called one of his pals like Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, or Elon Musk. Billionaire entrepreneur Sara Blakely is a long-time journaler. In one interview, she shared that she had more than 20 notebooks where she logged the terrible things that happened to her and the gifts that had unfolded as a result.
If you want to be in to company of others who reflect on what they're learning with each other, join this Facebook group.
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Finally, the five-hour rule takes the form of rapid experimentation.
Throughout his life, Ben Franklin set aside time for experimentation, masterminding with like-minded individuals, and tracking his virtues. Google was known to allow employees to experiment with new projects with 20% of their work time. Facebook encourages experimentation through Hack-A-Months.
The largest example of experimentation might be Thomas Edison. Even though he was a genius, Edison approached new inventions with humility. He would identify every possible solution and then systematically test each one of them. According to one of his biographers, "Although he understood the theories of his day, he found them useless in solving unknown problems."
He took the approach to such an extreme that his competitor, Nikola Tesla, had this to say about the trial-and-error approach: "If [Edison] had a needle to find in a haystack, he would not stop to reason where it was most likely to be, he would proceed at once with the feverish diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search."
See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Research says there's 3 reasons why people quit their jobs — this is how to get your employees to stick around16 habits highly successful executives swear by to stay aheadGoogle spent a decade researching what makes the 'perfect' manager — the best ones delegate through a 7 step processSEE ALSO: Jeff Bezos' philosophy for Amazon is that it's always 'Day 1' — here's what that means and why it works
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- Business Insider 23:02December 11, 2019Read the pitch deck that business travel startup Lola used to secure $37 million in fundingLola.com CEO Mike Volpe thinks business travel on the whole is just horrible – but he saw that as a big business opportunity.
Lola focuses on making it easier for medium-sized companies to manage corporate travel arrangements. Companies use the service to authorize employees to make travel-related purchases and set their own policies for those purchases. Employees then use the custom Lola experience to book work-related trips.
The Boston-based company is competing in an increasingly crowded space, but Volpe thinks Lola has another edge over rivals: its deal with American Express Global Business Travel, one of the largest players in the corporate travel market. American Express is using Lola to target medium-sized companies; its sales team markets Lola to those kinds of customers. And through that relationship, Lola gets access to special deals on airfare and hotels that are only available to American Express that it can offer its customers.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Divorce isn't a failure, therapists say. In fact, it could mean the marriage was a success.11 habits that can make you lose respect at workIndia's richest man got $16.4 billion richer in 2019. Meet the Ambanis, Asia's wealthiest family, who live in a $1 billion skyscraper and mingle with royals and Bollywood stars.
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- Business Insider 22:51December 11, 2019Harvey Weinstein and his accusers have tentatively reached a $25 million agreement where he won't have to admit wrongdoing — or personally pay them damagesRW/MediaPunch /IPX Harvey Weinstein and the board of his film studio have reached a tentative $25 million deal with dozens of women who accused him of sexual misconduct, according to a New York Times report.
The deal would not require Weinstein to directly pay anything to his accusers anything or admit wrongdoing, according to the lawyers.
Part of the settlement would be paid out to the dozens of actresses and former Weinstein employees who have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
More than $12 million of the payout would go toward some of Weinstein's legal costs, Weinstein's brother, and other former members of the film company's board, The New York Times reports.
Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Harvey Weinstein and the board of his film studio have reached a tentative $25 million deal with dozens of women who accused the disgraced Hollywood mogul of sexual misconduct, lawyers involved in negotiations told the New York Times.
The deal would not require Weinstein to directly pay anything to his accusers or admit wrongdoing, and funds would be supplied by the Weinstein Company insurers, according to the lawyers.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A 45-year-long study discovered trends in successful hyper-intelligent childrenSee Also:11 habits that can make you lose respect at workThese people tried to protect Harvey Weinstein. Here's what they have to say for themselves now.Thousands of Las Vegas shooting victims will have to split an $800 million settlement. Now, 2 retired judges have to decide which victims deserve the most.
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- Observer 22:36December 11, 2019DOJ Probes Google’s Fitbit Acquisition Over Consumer Health Data ConcernsThe $2.1 billion merger is slated to be complete in early 2020—but that's now likely to change.
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- Observer 22:36December 11, 2019DOJ Probes Google’s Fitbit Acquisition Over Consumer Health Data ConcernsThe $2.1 billion merger is slated to be complete in early 2020—but that's now likely to change.
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- Mashable 22:28December 11, 201910 entertainment moments in 2019 that were too much to handleAlmost everything in 2019 made us say "NOPE," but a few things made us do that in a good way. As in "NOPE, that's too cute," or "NOPE, that's too real," or "NOPE, that is so specifically bittersweet or otherwise emotional that it feels like a personal attack!"
You get it.
Lest we enter a new decade without acknowledging the great NOPEs of 2019, here are 10 entertainment moments that overwhelmed us in the best way this year, in no ranked order. 1. The Good Place: Chidi’s sacrifice In the lead up to its final season, The Good Place pulled its usual tactic: It pulled the whole damn rug out from under us. The gang is tasked with creating a fake Good Place and redeeming the humans who populate it, but Chidi realizes that he's ethically compromised by one of them being his ex-girlfriend. He asks Eleanor to reboot him, for the sake of the experiment — but at the cost of all his memories of their relationship. If it's meant to be, they'll find each other — after saving the universe and everyone in it. Read more...More about Entertainment, Television, Movies, Best Worst Of 2019, and Entertainment
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- Breitbart News 22:25December 11, 2019Daniel Goldman, Lead Impeachment Investigator, Claimed Steele Dossier Was TrueDaniel Goldman, the lead impeachment investigator for Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) on the House Intelligence Committee, claimed in 2018 that the Steele dossier was true and defended the FBI for using it to investigate then-candidate Donald Trump.
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- Guardian 22:20December 11, 2019TV naturalist David Bellamy dies aged 86Popular broadcaster and scientist hailed as someone who ‘inspired a whole generation’The naturalist and broadcaster David Bellamy has died aged 86, the Conservation Foundation has said.Bellamy died on Wednesday, according to the foundation, of which he was president and co-founder. Continue reading...
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- Breitbart News 22:02December 11, 2019Pelosi: Impeachment Has Been Going on 'Two and a Half Years, Actually'On Tuesday in Washington, D.C., at Politico’s Women Rule Summit, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) admitted the impeachment process of President Donald Trump has been going on for “two and a half” years. When asked about criticisms of “the speed”
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- Huffington Post UK 21:43December 11, 2019Whatever The Election Result, Fear Looks Like The Real Winner
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- Business Insider 21:32December 11, 2019L.L.Bean is running a holiday sale and everything is 20% off — including the iconic Bean Boots Many stores are offering holiday sales as we near closer and closer to Christmas. As such, L.L.Bean is offering 20% off clothing, outerwear, and footwear now through Tuesday, December 17.
Use the promo code "CHEER20" at checkout to get the 20% off. You can also get free shipping on orders of $50 or more.
We rounded up 23 of the best deals for men, women, and kids, including flannels, hoodies, jackets, and the ever-popular Bean Boots and Wicked Good Slippers.
Shop the L.L.Bean holiday sale now, or jump directly to the categories listed here: men's deals, women's deals, kids' deals, and footwear deals.
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Original 8-Inch Bean Boots
Men's: $111.20 (Originally $139) [You save $27.80]
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Men's Sweater Fleece Full-Zip Jacket
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See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The best online deals and sales happening nowBest Buy is discounting one of the best 4K TVs you can buy, the Vizio P-Series QuantumCara Cara is a new deals site that curates discounts on cool clothing, accessories, and home decor from indie brandsSEE ALSO: The best winter boots for women
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- Breitbart News 21:24December 11, 2019Ten Disturbing Findings in the Justice Department Inspector General ReportThe Justice Department inspector general report released on Monday shed light on some disturbing findings with how the FBI handled the investigation and surveillance of the Trump campaign.
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- Breitbart News 21:20December 11, 2019Jersey City Attackers Possibly Linked to Racist ‘Hebrew Israelite' MovementTuesday's Jersey City attackers are being identified as David Anderson and Francine Graham.
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- Petapixel 21:20December 11, 2019Apple’s Nano-Texture Pro Display XDR Can ONLY Be Cleaned with a Special Apple-Provided ClothApple’s incredible Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR—the top-of-the-line, flagship “pro” products in the Apple lineup—finally went on sale yesterday. But while most people used the opportunity to see how much a fully loaded Mac Pro costs (hint: a lot), Mac Rumors uncovered something a bit stranger. Apparently the nano-texture version of the Pro Display […]
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- Windows Blogs 21:20December 11, 2019Try out WebView2 with the new interactive API sampleOver the past few years, we have seen increased demand for the development of applications that leverage both web and native technologies to modernize native applications, iterate faster with web technologies, and more easily develop cross-platform. At this year’s Build conference in May, we introduced the Win32 preview of the WebView2 control, powered by the […]
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- Business Insider 20:31December 11, 2019How 16-year-old Greta Thunberg — Time's 2019 person of the year— became the face of climate activism in just one yearPaul White/AP Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old activist from Sweden, has become the face of the youth climate movement.
In the summer of 2018, Thunberg started sitting outside the Swedish parliament every Friday. On September 20, 2019, Thunberg led the largest climate strike in history, which included an estimated 4 million people across 161 countries.
Thunberg has addressed the United Nations, US Congress, and UK Parliament.
On Wednesday, Time magazine named Thunberg the 2019 person of the year.
Here's how she rose to prominence on the world stage.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has been named Time magazine's 2019 person of the year.
Thunberg "has succeeded in creating a global attitudinal shift, transforming millions of vague, middle-of-the-night anxieties into a worldwide movement calling for urgent change," Time wrote.
The scale of that movement was especially apparent this fall, when an estimated 4 million people in 161 countries took to the streets on September 20 — the largest climate demonstration in history.
Following that global strike, Thunberg gave an impassioned, tearful speech to world leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit.
"This is all wrong. I shouldn't be standing here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean," she said with tears in her eyes. "Yet you all come to me for hope? How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words."
Thunberg launched the "Fridays For Future" movement — or School Strike for Climate (as it says in Swedish on her now-famous sign) — in 2018, encouraging students to skip school to demand action on climate change from their governments. In November of that year, when she was in ninth grade, Thunberg staged a strike for two weeks outside the Swedish parliament, demanding that the government cut emissions by 15% a year.
Thunberg still spends every Friday on strike. She has met with countless world leaders in her quest to raise awareness about and action to address our changing climate.
Here's how Thunberg rose to prominence as the face of a new movement."She has offered a moral clarion call to those who are willing to act, and hurled shame on those who are not," Time magazine wrote of Thunberg.
After Time's announcement, Thunberg tweeted : "Wow, this is unbelievable! I share this great honour with everyone in the #FridaysForFuture movement and climate activists everywhere."
Time's other finalists for the annual title were Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, President Donald Trump, the whistleblower that revealed Trump's dealings with Ukraine, and the Hong Kong protesters.
Thunberg has been thinking about climate change — and the lack of action to curb it — since age 8. She has said she didn't understand why adults weren't working to mitigate its effects.
By age 11, Thunberg said, she became depressed by the seemingly impossible task of saving the planet.
In May 2018, Thunberg won a climate-change essay competition for the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. That was the genesis of her activism career. She started the School Strike for Climate effort three months later, and launched her first protest three months after that.
Thunberg partially credits her Asperger's syndrome for her fierce activist nature.
Paul Zinken/dpa via AP
In an interview with BBC journalist Nick Robinson, Thunberg said that "being different is a gift."
If she didn't have Asperger's, Thunberg added, she wouldn't have become such a passionate climate activist. Thunberg has also tweeted about her condition, saying that Asperger's is a "superpower."
See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Greta Thunberg has been named Time's Person of the Year for 2019Greta Thunberg's Twitter bio is trolling Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, who called her a 'brat'A 14-year-old climate activist inspired by Greta Thunberg sits outside the UN on Fridays. She says she's been getting death threats.SEE ALSO: Greta Thunberg has been named Time's Person of the Year for 2019
READ MORE: Greta Thunberg addressed world leaders through tears: 'How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.'
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- Mashable 20:26December 11, 2019Sign up for a month of Amazon Music, get an Echo Dot for $0.99TL;DR: Amazon will give you a 3rd gen Echo Dot for $0.99 cents when you sign up for a month of Amazon Music Unlimited — a total of just $10.98, or $8.98 if you're a Prime member. How do you choose which music streaming service to pay for? Wait until one of them offers a smart home device with a subscription, obviously.
Spotify set the internet on fire by giving away free Google Home Minis to all Spotify Premium users. But we forget that Spotify isn't the only music service to do such a thing: Amazon has a very similar bundle, and it happens way more often. For a limited time, you can get a 3rd gen Echo Dot for $0.99 when you sign up for a month of Amazon Music Unlimited. Read more...More about Smart Home, Echo Dot, Mashable Shopping, Amazon Music Unlimited, and Entertainment
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- The Daily Beast 19:58December 11, 2019Chris Christie Clashes with ‘The View’ Hosts on ImpeachmentWednesday morning on The View, Whoopi Goldberg was out and Chris Christie was in. “Did you like that applause? All that adoration?” Joy Behar asked the former New Jersey governor after introducing him. “It beats booing, you know,” he replied. “That’s good. I’ll take it.” Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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- Breitbart News 19:41December 11, 2019IG Shuts Down James Comey: No One Is 'Vindicated' by My ReportJustice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Wednesday shot down fired FBI Director James Comey's claim that the FISA abuse report vindicates him against allegations of wrongdoing during the bureau's investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign.
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- The Guardian 19:36December 11, 2019Major global hotel brands accused of profiting from sex traffickingHilton and Intercontinental among 12 hotel chains named in litigation claiming signs of sexual exploitation were ignoredHotel brands owned by Hilton, Intercontinental and Best Western are among a number of leading global chains accused of profiting from sex trafficking.In a landmark case that lawyers claim demonstrates “industry-wide failures” to prevent sex trafficking, it has been alleged that women and children were held captive, abused and sold for sex in their guest rooms across the US. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 19:33December 11, 2019The public servants Trump smeared as 'traitors' and 'human scum' are TIME Magazine's 2019 'Guardians of the Year'AP Photo/Andrew Harnik The career, nonpartisan officials who blew the whistle on President Donald Trump and testified against him are TIME Magazine's 2019 "Guardians of the Year."
Among those named in the profile are the whistleblower who first sounded the alarm on Trump's efforts to strongarm Ukraine for political gain; former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch; the US's chargé d'affaires in Ukraine Bill Taylor; former White House Russia hawk Fiona Hill; the White House's top Ukraine expert Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman; and more.
"For each, the decision to step forward came at a cost," TIME reported. And after some agreed to share their experiences, "several became emotional when speaking about what they described as the most difficult weeks of their careers."
The witnesses have gone back to living their lives after testifying, with some notable differences.
TIME reported that Hill received a flood of letters of support after she testified, while Yovanovitch received a standing ovation after she was recognized at a jazz club in Washington, DC.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The career, nonpartisan officials who blew the whistle on President Donald Trump and testified against him are TIME Magazine's 2019 "Guardians of the Year."
For more than two months, the magazine said, the president "attacked the public servants as 'traitors' and 'human scum.'" At the US Mission to the United Nations, he suggested the proper response to the whistle-blower's complaint was the punishment historically reserved for 'spies' and for 'treason': the death penalty."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:Trump goes on a Twitter tantrum after Democrats announce 2 articles of impeachment against himHouse Democrats unveil 2 articles of impeachment against Trump, charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of CongressRepublicans hijacked the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment hearings and turned them into a circusSEE ALSO: Read Congress' official document laying out the articles of impeachment against Trump
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- Guardian 18:59December 11, 2019The 50 best films of 2019 in the US: 8-50Our countdown continues with space criminals, terrifying pagan rituals, a star-packed whodunnit and riotous high-school comedy. We’ll reveal more every daySee the UK cut of this listMore on the best culture of 2019 Continue reading...
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