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“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human can alter his life by altering his attitude.” ― William James
• Jolene Burdge of Billings, Montana was interviewed last month by the FBI about her allegations that her brother, Stephen Reinbolt, who graduated from Yorkville High School in 1971 had a sexual relationship while in high school with Dennis Hastert. [CHICAGO TRIBUNE]
• Michael Keaton is currently filming “The Founder” due out in November 2016, where he plays Ray Kroc, the man who became the owner of a little Chicago area based corporation called McDonalds. Ray Kroc joined the company in 1954 as a franchisee and bought the rights to the company for $2.7million.
• The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) which handles employee records and security clearances, is the latest and may be the largest breaches of information ever on government workers and the hacking is being traced back to China. Data for 4 million current and former federal employees has been compromised and OPM will notify those affected, offering credit monitoring and identity theft services. China calls the allegations irresponsible. [REUTERS]
• James Boysen is believed to be the world’s first recipient of a skull and scalp transplant in addition to a pancreas and kidney transplant. Due to several health conditions and complications he had suffered for two decades, he was in a catch-22 because he “couldn’t get the transplant for my organs without fixing my scalp, and I couldn’t fix my scalp without the transplant for the organs” so the doctors decided fix it all at once where a team of a dozen doctors and 40 other health workers from MD Anderson Cancer Center and Houston Methodist worked for 15 hours on the transplants. [WASHINGTON POST]
• World leaders will convene at Castle Elmau in the southern German Alps for the G-7 summit which begins on Sunday. Russia, due to its actions over Ukraine is not invited to the party which will no doubt touch on the issues of terrorism, Ukraine, health emergencies like the Ebola outbreak and global economic growth and trade deals but not concerning Greece and it’s debt problems. The countries represented are: Germany, Britain, France, Italy, Canada, Japan and the United States. [NEW YORK TIMES]
• The Golden State Warriors took game 1 of the NBA finals beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in overtime 108-100. Over the weekend in sports will be the Belmonts Stakes, Blackhawks will face the Lightning in game 2 Saturday night. Novak Djokovic will face Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will take on Stan Wawrinka in the men’s semifinals this Friday and the winners will face off on Sunday for the Men’s French Open Finals.
A basketball term to note is Hack-a-Shaq: a tactic where a team deliberately sends an opponent’s poor foul shooter to the free throw line
• A business that may be worth $1 billion a year by 2018, DNA data storage, is being battled over by Amazon.com Inc and Google Inc, “propelled by the push for personalized medicine, which aims to base treatments on a patient’s DNA profile.” Google Genomics and Amazon Web Services are the two top providers with Microsoft Corp. and International Business Machines also competing for a slice of the market that’s estimated to be a $100 million to $300 million business globally. [REUTERS]
• Ludacris and his new wife Eudoxie are parents to Cadence Gaëlle. The couple announced they had tied the knot just a few hours after Ludacris proposed. Ludacris has two children from previous relationships most recently he was embroiled in custody battle with the mother of his second child. [PAGE SIX]
•Recipients of the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Trust who will receive grants totaling a combined £300,000 are: Mother of Pearl, Palmer//Harding, Prism, Sibling, Sophia Webster David Koma, Emilia Wickstead, Holly Fulton and Marios Schwab. Previous recipients of the BFC Fashion Trust scheme have included Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou and Jonathan Saunders. [VOGUE UK]
• Anna Wintour has been enlisted by the Tony Awards, taking place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 7, team as a fashion consultant so expect to see less mermaid fishtail strapless sequin gowns and more Vogue approved choices. Also Lane Bryant has tapped Christian Siriano as its newest designer collaborator.
LOOK OF THE DAY
• Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie Redmayne
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