Category: Around The World

National Debt Tracker: American taxpayers (you) are now on the hook for $34,734,110,906,935.60 as of 6/20/24

The U.S. national debt is climbing at a rapid pace and has shown no signs of slowing down, despite the growing criticism of massive levels of government spending. The national debt — which measures what the U.S. owes its creditors — declined to $34,734,110,906,935.60 as of Thursday afternoon, according to the latest numbers published by the Treasury Department. That is down about $16 billion from…

LARRY KUDLOW: There is no confidence in the current White House

U.S. government finances are an absolute mess, according to the latest Congressional Budget Office report.  Across the board: spending, deficits, debt — all moving in the wrong direction. There is no excuse for it, and there is certainly no economic justification for it.  This is big government socialism on a tear, and at some point, you have to ask: With all this spending and borrowing,…

Manhattan DA drops charges against Columbia University students arrested at anti-Israel protests

Dozens of anti-Israel protesters who occupied and barricaded themselves in buildings on the Columbia University campus in April had their charges dropped Thursday.  The office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg dropped cases against 30 students and staff members who were arrested during the campus unrest.   “All these matters are dismissed and sealed in the interest of justice,” Judge Kevin McGrath announced in the…

LAURA INGRAHAM: Debate, but don’t take the bait

Fox News host Laura Ingraham says former President Trump must be “confident about winning” since he “agreed so quickly” to the timing and format of the presidential debate on “The Ingraham Angle.”  LAURA INGRAHAM: I’ve been thinking a lot about next week’s CNN presidential debate and what both sides will attempt to do to convince those voters they deserve another term.   ANTI-TRUMP FIGURES, DEMOCRATS ALSO…

TikTok makes its First Amendment case

Illustration by Cath Virginia / The Verge | Photo from Getty Images TikTok says that the government didn’t adequately consider viable alternative options before charging ahead with a law that could ban the platform in the US. TikTok, whose parent company ByteDance is based in China, claims that it provided the US government with an extensive and detailed plan to mitigate national security risks and…

Samsung Galaxy Buds 3 leak shows off AirPods-like design

Image: @TEQHNIKACROSS on X Samsung’s next Galaxy Buds have been rumored to resemble AirPods, and new leaked renders make the comparison clearer than ever. The renders, purportedly found on Korean retailer Coupang, show that Samsung might be moving on from its bulb-shaped buds in favor of wireless headphones with AirPods-like stems, AirPods-like vents, and even an AirPods-like case. I’ve made an image slider so you…

Building a management team – why people are the key to success

“A company is people.” That statement is one of many made by Richard Branson during his career that has placed employees front and centre. He, like many serial entrepreneurs, believes that people are the greatest asset of any business and, in order to scale and execute an ambitious growth strategy, you need to create a strong and loyal workforce that buys into that vision. Given…

Code First Girls Teaches Tech Skills to Over 200,000 Women for Free

Code First Girls, the largest provider of free coding education for women in the UK, has announced a significant milestone: teaching over 200,000 women to code. In the past year alone, the organisation provided over 80,000 learning opportunities, a stark contrast to the 18,000 women who enrolled in Computer Science undergraduate degrees across the UK. The UK tech sector faces a looming skills gap, with…

Peso Pluma Unpacks His ‘Éxodo’ Era, Cardi B Co-Sign and Coachella Glory

Peso Pluma’s “Éxodo” double album — the follow-up to the Mexican singer and rapper’s chart-topping debut, “Génesis” — has a long and thoughtfully curated guestlist. The 24-song effort packs a loaded story with characters ranging from bubblegum pop artist Kenia Os, who switches into reggaeton for a song called “Tommy & Pamela,” along with rap […] Go to Source

Emmy Predictions: Reality Categories – Could ‘The Traitors’ Finally De-Throne ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and Will ‘Survivor’ Host Jeff Probst Land...

Variety Awards Circuit section is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the following: the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and Tony Awards ceremonies, curated by Variety senior awards editor Clayton Davis. The prediction pages reflect the current standings in the race and do not reflect personal preferences for any individual […] Go to Source

SpaceX debuts portable Starlink Mini for $599

SpaceX unveiled Starlink Mini, a more portable version of its satellite internet product that is small enough to fit inside a backpack.  Early Starlink customers were invited to purchase the Starlink Mini kit for $599, according to an invitation sent to customers and viewed by TechCrunch. That’s $100 more than the standard Starlink kit. They […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Brex’s compliance head has left the fintech startup to join Andreessen Horowitz as a partner

Ali Rathod-Papier has stepped down from her role as global head of compliance at corporate card expense management startup Brex to join venture firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) as a partner and compliance officer, TechCrunch has exclusively learned. Rathod-Papier and a16z declined to comment on the move. According to her LinkedIn profile, Rathod-Papier now “oversees a16z’s […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use…

Justin Timberlake’s mugshot is everywhere

Justin Timberlake was arrested this week on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, and it was only mere moments before it became a meme. There’s pretty good standing for this meme creation. The police officer who arrested him allegedly didn’t know who he was (funny). A source told Page Six that he muttered, “This is going to ruin the tour,” to which the cop responded: “What…

You can go live to your Close Friends on Instagram now

A new feature just launched on Instagram, and it’s about to make Close Friends way closer. On Thursday, the Meta-owned app introduced the ability to restrict your live broadcast to your Close Friends list only. You can still go live with up to three people, but they must all be in your Close Friends circle.  It’s cool to be able to control who sees what…

Hogan distances himself from Trump endorsement: ‘I have no interest in it’

GOP Maryland Senate candidate and former Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.) distanced himself from former President Trump’s endorsement of him. “Well, I just said I didn’t… I didn’t seek it, I didn’t wanna have it and I have no interest in it. It’s not something we’re gonna be promoting, that’s for sure,” Hogan, a common Trump critic, said in an interview with Washington, D.C.-area radio station…

Biden allies fundraising to compete with Trump’s social media successes

A super PAC is raising millions of dollars to help President Biden compete with former President Trump’s recent social media success. Future Forward USA Action, based in Palo Alto, Calif., is backed by tech giants like Facebook’s co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and LinkedIn founder Reed Hoffman. The group is raising millions to better understand the algorithms that help Trump create viral videos, Reuters reported. The group…

Prince William Saves Mother-in-Law from Wardrobe Disaster

It isn’t every day that Prince William saves his mother-in-law from a disaster. Let alone in public. Following Kate Middleton’s surprise appearance at Trooping the Colour, many feel more hopeful about her long-term prospects. Even so, she’s spending a lot of time resting — and with family. That includes her own parents, Michael and Carole Middleton. When disaster struck with Carole, son-in-law William stepped in…

Back To Bidness! Jonathan Majors Cast In First Movie Role Since Assault Conviction

Jonathan Majors has secured his first movie role following his misdemeanor assault conviction. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 34-year-old is set to star in ‘Merciless,’ a supernatural revenge thriller. RELATED: Jonathan Majors & Meagan Good Reportedly Get Emotional While Speaking About Marriage & His Domestic Assault Trial Details On Jonathan Majors’ Upcoming Movie Role The plot is reportedly based on a CIA interrogator who…

Man Sues Floyd Mayweather & Lil Uzi Vert For Alleged Assault In 2023

Wayment! It looks like Floyd Mayweather and Lil Uzi Vert have found themselves in the middle of a lawsuit. RELATED: Floyd Mayweather Shares Why He Won’t “Speak Bad” About Diddy Amid Sexual Assault Allegations (Video) Floyd Mayweather & Lil Uzi Involved In An Altercation? According to TMZ, Abdullah Ali is suing Floyd Mayweather and Lil Uzi, claiming they played a role in an assault he suffered…

Australian dies in Saudi Arabia during Hajj pilgrimage

An Australian has died in Saudi Arabia amid the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the federal government has confirmed. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was providing consular assistance to the family. “We send our deepest condolences to the family at this difficult time,” a spokesperson said. READ MORE: M*A*S*H and Hunger Games star Donald Sutherland dead at 88 The ABC reported the man…

Winter solstice: What you need to know about Australia’s shortest day

Today is the winter solstice in Australia, marking the shortest day and longest night of the year. The winter solstice refers to the moment when Earth’s southern or northern hemispheres reaches their furthest tilt away from the sun. This happens once a year in each hemisphere, with the northern hemisphere’s winter solstice occurring in late December and the southern hemisphere’s winter solstice taking place in…

Police arrest two suspects for car theft in Niger

The Niger State Police Command has arrested two suspects for alleged conspiracy and theft of a vehicle in Minna, the state capital. They were reportedly nabbed in the process of selling the vehicle for N6.5 million in Minna. The suspects were identified as Waza Bulus, 41, of Zango-Kataf, Kaduna State and Yahaya Amodu, 45, of Kwakuti, Niger State. Niger State Police Command Public Relations Officer…

Six ways to make money on PalmPay App

If you need an additional source of income, you should look no further than Nigeria’s thriving digital banking industry. You’ll find the best business opportunity there, with PalmPay being the most rewarding fintech to bank with. With over 30 million users and 1.1 million businesses, including 600,000 merchants and 500,000 agents as part of its cashless payment ecosystem, PalmPay is a perfect platform for those…

Haunting photographs show inside Tenerife Airbnb where Brit teenager Jay Slater partied before going missing

HAUNTING photographs show the inside of the Airbnb in Tenerife where British teenager Jay Slater partied before he went missing. Jay left the NRG festival with two new pals who had hired a car and it’s believed they travelled to a property in Rural de Teno park. Jay Slater, 19, vanished in Tenerife on Monday Airbnb Haunting photographs show the Airbnb in Tenerife where he…

Brit teenager Jay Slater missing in Tenerife spotted ‘walking alone’ by locals before he vanished in mystery

A BRITISH teenager who went missing during a holiday in Tenerife was spotted “walking alone” by locals before his disappearance, it has been claimed. Jay Slater, 19, flew out to the holiday island with two friends for the NRG festival. Jay Slater, 19, vanished in Tenerife on Monday Jay’s friend Lucy Law was the last person to speak to him Mountain rescue, cops and firefighters have…

Putin and Kim Jong Un’s wartime pact sees the two autocrats one step closer to creating a world ‘safe for...

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un after a signing ceremony following their bilateral talks at Kumsusan state residence in Pyongyang, on June 19, 2024. KRISTINA KORMILITSYNA/Getty Images Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un signed a partnership agreement on Wednesday. The two allied countries — and global pariahs — have several overlapping interests. The agreement officializes several informal aspects of Russia…

When my kids were little, I wrote short snippets capturing our daily lives. Now they’re teens, and this window into...

The author wrote short memories in a book for her two kids Courtesy of the author My kids are 15 months apart and I was very sleep deprived when they were little.  I started writing snippets of our days together to remember all the memories.  It’s not anything fancy, but the memories are priceless.  It took me almost a year to calculate that my kids,…