Tuesday, Dec 07, 2021 - 12:37:15
22 results - (0.003 seconds)

he founded:

latest news at page 1:
1
    MADRID (AP) — Former NBA player Marc Gasol will play for the club he founded in the second division of Spanish basketball, he announced Thursday. The 36-year-old Gasol said he will play until the end of the season before deciding whether to retire. Gasol is the owner and president of Girona, which he founded in 2014. Gasol played last season with the Los Angeles Lakers after spending most of his NBA career with the Memphis Grizzlies. He played in his last Olympics with Spain at the Tokyo Games. His brother, Pau Gasol, last month retired from basketball after a successful career in the NBA and with Spain. ___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/hub/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    In this article ANY TWTR Jack Dorsey creator, co-founder, and Chairman of Twitter and co-founder & CEO of Square arrives on stage at the Bitcoin 2021 Convention, a crypto-currency conference held at the Mana Convention Center in Wynwood on June 04, 2021 in Miami, Florida.Joe Raedle | Getty ImagesLONDON — Twitter announced that it's acquired a chat app called Sphere, which was co-founded by British serial entrepreneur Nick D'Aloisio. Incorporated in 2016, Sphere started out as a real-time question and answer app that involved micropayments before it pivoted to become more of a group chat app. Between 2017 and 2019, it raised around $30 million from investors including Index Ventures, Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky, Tinder co-founder Sean Rad and Sequoia venture capitalist Mike Moritz. "It's really important and necessary in order to achieve impact to partner with the right companies at the right time that have similar visions and ideas," D'Aloisio told CNBC on a call. Roughly 500,000 people used the first version of the app, D'Aloisio said, but he declined to comment on the latest user numbers. The...
    Challenges are part of everyday life, and to succeed, these are hurdles we must jump over. Burrel Lee Wilks shares how he went against the odds to build a business empire. From growing up in a crime-infested area to dealing drugs and getting involved in street gangs at just 16 years, Burrel has encountered countless barriers. Despite all this, he managed to rise against the odds and is now the co-founder of Mayweather Fitness & Boxing. He is also a celebrated author, motivational speaker, partner at Diamond Developments, and the CEO and founder of Burrel Streetwise. Burrel is widely known as the creator of the Strategies for Millionaire Magnetism program. Here is how he overcame different barriers: He remained true to his dreams. Watching his peers lose their lives was the turning point for Burrel. He knew this was not the life he wanted. He started reevaluating his goals in life and came up with a plan to achieve his dreams. However, sticking to the plan proved challenging as this was the life he was used to; all...
    Elon Musk has arrived at court to defend Tesla Inc's 2016 acquisition of SolarCity against a lawsuit by shareholders seeking to recoup the $2.6 billion the company paid for the ailing solar panel maker. Musk is slated to take the witness stand on Monday, kicking off a two-week trial in Wilmington, Delaware, before Vice Chancellor Joseph Slights, who will decide whether the SolarCity deal was fair to Tesla stockholders. The chancery court trial, which will not a have a jury or opening arguments, is being held under strict orders forbidding any cameras or cell phones from the courtroom.  The lawsuit by union pension funds and asset managers alleges the celebrity CEO Musk strong-armed Tesla's board to buy SolarCity, just as it was about to run out of cash.  Musk owned a 22 percent stake in SolarCity, which was founded by his cousins Peter and Lyndon Rive. Musk (center) is seen with his cousins, SolarCity founders Peter Rive (left) and Lyndon Rive (right). Tesla faces a lawsuit claiming the acquisition of SolarCity was irresponsible Members of the media gather outside...
                      by Chuck Ross  A former official in the Obama administration was charged Tuesday with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a charter school he founded, and using the funds to help finance a luxury apartment in Manhattan. Seth Andrew, who served in the Obama White House and Department of Education, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with wire fraud, money laundering, and making false statements to a financial institution in connection with a series of banking transactions he conducted in 2019. Federal prosecutors allege that Andrew ripped off his own charter school organization, Democracy Prep Public Schools, to the tune of $218,005. Andrew founded the New York City-based charter school in 2005. He joined the Department of Education in 2013 and later worked in the Obama White House’s office of educational technology. Andrew was paid by the charter school network while working in the Obama administration, according to prosecutors. He cut ties with the organization in January 2017. Prosecutors allege that Andrew withdrew hundreds of thousands of dollars from Democracy Prep’s...
    (CNN)A former White House senior adviser for the Obama administration who helped found a network of charter schools is accused of allegedly stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the schools and attempting to launder the funds in order to get a lower interest rate on a mortgage for a Manhattan apartment, according to federal prosecutors. Seth Andrew was charged by prosecutors in the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York with wire fraud, money laundering, and making false statements to a bank. Prosecutors say Andrew helped create a network of charter schools based in New York City in 2005, and left the network in 2013 for a job at the US Department of Education, and later became a senior adviser in the Office of Educational Technology at the White House, where he continued to be paid by the charter school network. Prosecutors say Andrew left his role in the White House in November 2016 and cut ties with the school network in January 2017. Andrew was taken into custody Tuesday in Manhattan and will appear before...
    A former official in the Obama administration was charged Tuesday with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a charter school he founded, and using the funds to help finance a luxury apartment in Manhattan. Seth Andrew, who served in the Obama White House and Department of Education, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with wire fraud, money laundering, and making false statements to a financial institution in connection with a series of banking transactions he conducted in 2019. Federal prosecutors allege that Andrew ripped off his own charter school organization, Democracy Prep Public Schools, to the tune of $218,005. Andrew founded the New York City-based charter school in 2005. He joined the Department of Education in 2013 and later worked in the Obama White House’s office of educational technology. Andrew was paid by the charter school network while working in the Obama administration, according to prosecutors. He cut ties with the organization in January 2017. Prosecutors allege that Andrew withdrew hundreds of thousands of dollars from Democracy Prep’s bank accounts even though he was no longer affiliated with the...
    Seth Andrew during a TEDx TalksSource: TEDx Talks | YouTube A man who served as an advisor in the Obama White House has been arrested on charges of scheming to steal $218,005 from a charter school network he founded, federal authorities said Tuesday. Seth Andrew, 42, was arrested Tuesday morning in New York City, and is due to appear in court later in the day in Manhattan federal court. Andrew is charged with wire fraud, money laundering, and making false statements to a financial institution, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, which is prosecuting the case. He is the founder of Democracy Prep Public Schools, which has operated schools in Harlem in New York City, and in Camden, New Jersey. "As alleged, Seth Andrew abused his position as a founder of a charter school network to steal from the very same schools he helped create," said U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss. "Andrew is not only alleged to have stolen the schools' money but also to have used the stolen funds to obtain a savings...
    THE founder of a children's cancer charity who appeared on the Secret Millionaire TV show is facing jail for stealing £87,000 from the organisation. Disgraced Colin Nesbitt, 60, founded Little Heroes Cancer Trust to provide toys to poorly children in hospital after his own grandson fell ill with the disease, a court heard. 2Colin Nesbitt, 60, was found guilty and faces jail for stealing £87,000 from his children's cancer charityCredit: SWNS The defendant denied making financial gains from the charity - however he was found guilty yesterday at the end of a five-week trial. Grandad Nesbitt was also convicted of abusing his position as director of the organisation. Prosecutor James Lake told the Bradford Crown Court jury the trust fundraised through events but that some of the cash was diverted to Nesbitt. He had sole control of the accounts and did not want other people banking cash from fundraising events, it was heard. Mr Lake added Nesbitt paid large amounts of cash into accounts not linked to the charity and gave out dishonest loans with its money on two occasions....
    Attorneys for the plaintiffs in the case against James Franco announced they have reached a tentative settlement over allegations that the actor intimidated students at his acting and film school into sexual situations. The two sides filed a joint status report in Los Angeles Superior Court telling a judge a settlement had been reached in the class-action lawsuit brought by former students at the Franco-founded Studio 4, which went defunct in 2017. Elements of the lawsuit may live on, though. The document was filed on Feb. 11, but the settlement has not previously been reported. Actresses and ex-students Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal, who first filed the lawsuit in 2019, have agreed to drop their individual claims under the agreement, according to the court filing. Their lawsuit said Franco pushed his students into performing in increasingly explicit sex scenes on camera in an "orgy type setting" that went far beyond those acceptable on Hollywood film sets. JAMES FRANCO ACCUSED OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT BY 5 WOMEN, GRILLED BY SETH MEYERS It alleged that Franco "sought to create a pipeline of young women...
    BOOK OF THE WEEK   We Are Bellingcatby Eliot Higgins (Bloomsbury £20, 272 pp)  The desk sergeant Phil Esterhaus in the classic Eighties cop TV series Hill Street Blues would famously end each morning roll call with a warning to his officers as they headed out onto the streets of New York: 'Hey, let's be careful out there.' These days every one of us needs to heed that as we switch on our computers and launch ourselves onto the internet. One of the sadnesses of the modern world is that the invention that was supposed to open up endless possibilities for information and enlightenment has turned into a dark place of fake news and destructive conspiracy theories, a swamp in which it is easier to sink and drown than to find solid, reliable ground. A glimmer of light is offered by an international collective of investigators and researchers who go by the odd name of Bellingcat — founded by an Englishman, Eliot Higgins, with nothing but a laptop in the front room of his home in Leicester just seven years ago. ...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon says Jeff Bezos will step down as CEO of the company he founded nearly 30 years ago. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King, television’s everyman interviewer of the famous and obscure, dies at 87, according to network he co-founded. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    New York : Nor does he return to Univision 6 months after leaving the chain, nor is he going to the new stage of the mornings of Telemundo, Enrique Acevedo confirm that your new space will be in Latinus. Yes, as we told you, Acevedo would not be part of ‘Today’, and he himself lets you know by counting that he joins Latinus, the digital platform founded by Carlos Loret de Mola and that it became a community made up of several Latino journalists and communicators. “New project, new stories. Excited to join @latinus_us and accompany @carlosloret and @brozoxmiswebs in this adventure. # informationparati “Acevedo said sharing a video from the US-Mexico border. What is Latinus? A digital news platform that was founded by Loret de Mola that is already one year old. It has a digital page, a YouTube channel and social networks. In this multimedia there is also Galilea Montijo doing entertainment, Luis Garcia in sports and Acevedo is now joining to reinforce the news and research.
    Jonah Peretti, Founder and CEO, Buzzfeed, speaks at the Wall Street Journal Digital Conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S., October 18, 2017.Lucy Nicholson | Reuters BuzzFeed is acquiring news aggregator and blog HuffPost from Verizon Media for an undisclosed amount, the companies said in a statement. In addition to the sale of HuffPost, Verizon will become a minority investor in BuzzFeed, said the companies. Verizon Media and BuzzFeed also will syndicate content across each other's platforms. The deal reunites BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti with HuffPost. Peretti co-founded the site in 2005 with Andrew Breitbart, Arianna Huffington and Kenneth Lehrer. HuffPost gained prominence in the early 2000s as digital media companies formed to provide instant opinions on news and politics. Over the years, HuffPost broadened its scope to include celebrity blog post and award-winning longform journalism, culminating in a 2012 Pulitzer Prize for David Wood's 10-part series on wounded veterans. "I have vivid memories of growing HuffPost into a major news outlet in its early years, but BuzzFeed is making this acquisition because we believe in the future of HuffPost and the potential...
    Glenn Greenwald on Thursday told Tucker Carlson the left supports a CIA set on destroying Donald Trump after earlier resigning from a website he co-founded, claiming editors 'censored' an article he wrote criticizing Joe Biden.  The journalist, part of a team that won a Pulitzer for reports about government surveillance programs based on leaks by Edward Snowden, told the Fox New host that the left's 'healthy skepticism of the CIA' has 'all disappeared'. Greenwald, who announced his resignation from the The Intercept Thursday, added: 'The reason it's disappeared is because the CIA from the very first days of the Trump administration, even before he was inaugurated, devoted themselves to sabotaging the inauguration because Donald Trump questioned a few of their pieties and that can't be done in Washington.  'So the CIA and the deep state operative became heroes of the liberal left, the people who support the democratic party. They are now in a full union with the neocons and the Bush Cheney operatives, the CIA, silicon valley and Wall Street.  'That is the union of power, along with along with mainstream media...
    Glenn Greenwald is walking away from The Intercept, citing widespread “repression, censorship and ideological homogeneity” from liberal editors who support Joe Biden as the reason he resigned from the media outlet he co-founded on Thursday.  Greenwald explained his decision in a scathing blog post that blasted his now-former company for censoring an article that was critical of the Democratic presidential nominee. He called the current iteration of The Intercept “completely unrecognizable when compared to that original vision” because it no longer offers a venue for airing dissent, marginalized voices and unheard perspectives.  ‘LAPDOG PRESS’ BLACKS OUT EXPLOSIVE TONY BOBULINSKI CLAIMS AS CNN, MSNBC, NYT, WAPO SKIP STORY “Today I sent my intention to resign from The Intercept, the news outlet I co-founded in 2013 with Jeremy Scahill and Laura Poitras, as well as from its parent company First Look Media,” he wrote. “The final, precipitating cause is that The Intercept’s editors, in violation of my contractual right of editorial freedom, censored an article I wrote this week, refusing to publish it unless I remove all sections critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden,...
    More than two years after the chilling dismemberment of Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, his fiancé and a human rights organization he founded just before his murder have filed a lawsuit against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) for his alleged role in directing the grizzly death. According to the 61-page complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday, MBS and two dozen co-defendants endeavored to "permanently silence" Khashoggi in the pre-planned slaying, viewing his outspoken antithesis of the Riyadh rulers in the U.S. "as an existential threat to their pecuniary and other interests and, accordingly, conspired to commit the heinous acts that are the subject of this suit." Fiance Hatice Cengiz and Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN) claim that the Washington Post columnist, democratic reform activist, and staunch dissident of the ruling monarchy was thus tortured, murdered, and dismembered "pursuant to a directive of Defendant Mohammed bin Salman." In this 2014 file photo, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a news conference in Manama, Bahrain. (AP) "I am hopeful that...
    MCALLEN, Texas – Federal authorities are investigating letters addressed to a Texas border county sheriff’s office filled with what is believed to be ricin. The incident follows days after a letter also containing a similar poison was sent to the White House. On Monday afternoon, Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra confirmed that several envelopes sent to himself and to three of detention staffers contained ricin. Guerra said there is a federal investigation and was unable to provide further detail. The South Texas ricin incident comes days after a woman from Canada allegedly sent a ricin-laced package to President Donald Trump. According to the Associated Press, the woman behind the attack has since been arrested at the Canadian border. Ricin is a poisonous substance derived from the castor oil plant. According to the AP, “a Navy veteran was arrested in 2018 and confessed to sending envelopes to Trump and members of his administration that contained the substance from which ricin is derived. The letters were intercepted, and no one was hurt.” Ildefonso Ortiz is an award-winning journalist with Breitbart Texas. He...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Naturalist John Muir is memorialized all over California from national parks to hospital names. Now the organization he founded, the Sierra Club, is bringing to light what they say are racist overtones to his writings and his friendships.Muir founded the Sierra Club 128 years ago.On Wednesday, the club issued a statement saying they are going to "re-examine our substantial role in perpetuating white supremacy."Demonstrators topple statue of Junipero Serra, who helped found missions in California, in DTLAEMBED More News Videos Activists on Saturday toppled a statue of Junipero Serra, widely regarded as the founder of the California Missions, from its perch on Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles. They cited Muir's friendships with people who believed in eugenics and said he "made derogatory comments about Black people and Indigenous people that drew on deeply harmful racist stereotypes.""His legacy is things like the National Park Service, it's setting aside national park sites like Yosemite and Sequoia but it's also what he was doing at the time in the society he was living in," said John Muir National Historic...
    A Pennsylvania man preyed on children under the guise of missionary work at an orphanage and asked them to call him 'dad' while he sexually abused them.  Gregory Dow, 61, of Lancaster engaged in illicit sexual conduct with at least four minors between October 2013 and September 2017 while running the Dow Family Children's Home in Boito, Kenya. He and his wife Mary Rose established the orphanage in 2008 after in 1996 he pleaded guilty to assault with intent to commit sexual abuse in Iowa. Dow was only given two years' probation after the guilty plea and was made to register as a sex offender until 2006.  Scroll down for videos  Gregory Dow established the Dow Family Children's Home in Boito, Kenya in 2008 as a missionary of Lifegate Church in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania He moved with his wife Mary Rose (left) and six of his children. Dow engaged in illicit sexual conduct with at least four minors between October 2013 and September 2017 Then he and his wife sold their belongings and moved to the African country as a...
1