Was This Extravagant Influencer Viral Proposal Actually All A Scheme To Get Sponsored Content?! – Perez Hilton

Currently unfolding online is the multi-city, multi-day “surprise engagement” of fashion blogger Marissa Fuchs to her longtime BF Gabriel Grossman. Social media went into a mini-frenzy when Fuchs, known as @fashionambitionist, posted a video to Instagram of Grossman announcing he had planned an elaborate scavenger hunt to pop the question. However, it may not be as much of a surprise as many initially thought. Ch-ch-check out the video in question: View this post on Instagram … STILL NO RING!!! Was completely …

Are your tinned tomatoes picked by slave labour?

The long read: How the Italian mafia makes millions by exploiting migrants On 6 August last year, 14 immigrant farmhands in Foggia, on the ankle of the Italian boot, were coming home from a 12-hour shift picking tomatoes in 40C heat. The minibus carrying them was registered in Bulgaria; the driver didnt have a licence or insurance. The seats inside were wooden planks, and it was so crowded that passengers couldnt even see out. The vehicle was travelling at speed …

Facebook’s plan to break the global financial system | Evgeny Morozov

The tech giant knows its best weapon is mobilizing the faux-populism other Silicon Valley companies have used to defeat regulation What should we make of Facebooks sudden foray into the world of digital money? Just as regulators were beginning to wake up from their self-induced coma to discover that Facebook has grown too fast and too big for its own good, the company has decided to redouble its unbending commitment to moving fast and breaking things. The good old days …

50 years after Stonewall: Yuval Noah Harari on the new threats to LGBT rights

With rising homophobia and rapid developments in surveillance, a new era of persecution is all too possible. It is time to unite and act In 1969, when the New York police raided the Stonewall Inn and encountered unexpected resistance from LGBT protesters, homosexuality was still criminalised in most countries. Even in more tolerant societies, venturing out of the closet was often akin to social and professional suicide. Today, in contrast, the prime minister of Serbia is openly lesbian and the …

Patisserie Valerie puts butter back in cakes

When his firm took over, there was “underinvestment in the business,” he said. “A lot of things had been pulled out, investment in training and people, and most importantly the recipes.” Ex-Patisserie Valerie boss ‘felt like emigrating’ Patisserie Valerie says finance chief arrested Patisserie Valerie black hole grows to £94m But he was heartened by the approach of the staff. ‘Passion’ When his team took over he found “quite a lot of optimism”. “There’s a huge amount of passion in …

Bosses pocket Trump tax windfall as workers see job promises vanish

AT&T, General Motors and Wells Fargo vowed to use tax cuts to create jobs. In fact, they did the opposite Stephen Smith worked at an AT&T call center in Meriden, Connecticut, for over 20 years before the giant telecoms company announced it was closing the citys three call centers in February 2019. At 46 years old, Im looking for a new job, Smith said. They basically told us we either need to move south or lose our job. It was …

Detective Tackles Suspect In The Middle Of A News Conference

The suspect had  Not surprisingly, he’s a former rugby player.  I dropped the shoulder and tackled him,” Edwards told reporters, per AFP. “Right around the knees, it dropped him.” “I said nothing to her!” he said as he was being arrested.  “Fortunately The suspect accused the police of being “corrupt, disgusting and abusing innocent people like myself,” the Australian reported.  You can have your day in court.” Watch the scene in the video above. REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. …

Guatemala election: former first lady Sandra Torres heads for runoff

Centre-left candidate falls far short of outright majority and will face rightwing candidate in August second round Guatemalas presidential election was headed for a runoff as results on Monday gave the center-left candidate Sandra Torres a clear lead but far short of the outright majority needed to avoid a second round against a conservative rival. With votes tallied from 94% of polling stations, preliminary results from Sundays election gave former first lady Torres 25.27% of the vote, followed by the …

Donald Trump Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States. Father: Fred Trump, real estate developer Mother: Mary (Macleod) Trump Marriages: Melania (Knauss) Trump (January 22, 2005-present); Marla (Maples) Trump (December 1993-June 1999, divorced); Ivana (Zelnicek) Trump (1977-1990, divorced) Children: with Melania Trump: Barron, March 20, 2006; with Marla Maples: Tiffany, October 13, 1993; with Ivana Trump: Eric, 1984; Ivanka, October 30, 1981; Donald Jr., December 31, 1977 Education: Attended Fordham University; University of …

Fact-checking Bernie Sanders’ criticism of JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon

(CNN)Bernie Sanders went after JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon on Twitter Wednesday, suggesting he is a hypocrite for deriding socialism considering the billions of dollars in bailout money that banks received after the 2008 financial crisis. “Wall Street begged for the largest federal bailout in American history,” Sanders tweeted. Compared with Bank of America, which received backstops for billions in potential losses, and Citi, which needed additional rounds of bailout money, JPMorgan had less exposure to toxic assets than its counterparts. …