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HEADLINER – Nov. 7
PRESIDENT IN ASIA. President Donald Trump has arrived in South Korea and during a joint press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae, he told reporters that “US-led international efforts to crank up the pressure on North Korea and his at-times menacing rhetoric are beginning to work” though he’s refrained from using the name calling tactics he’s employed via twitter in the past. “Yes, I think we’re making a lot of progress. Yes, we’re showing great strength. I think they understand we have unparalleled strength. There has never been strength like it, I do see certain movement, yes.” He also note that he hopes the US would never have to use military means or missiles against North Korea. Speaking of the president, a woman who was photographed flipping off his motorcade while riding her bike has been fired from her job…..Read more
• Is Disney looking to acquire parts of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox empire? 21st Century Fox had held talks with Disney to sell most of the $50 billion company though media is speculating the reasoning behind it. The Hollywood Reporter has a few including the possibility that U.K. regulators will block 21st Century Fox’s acquisition of 100 percent of Sky television, Developments in Saudi Arabia where a Fox investor was arrested, among many. Speaking of business dealings, Billionaire (activist) investor Bill Ackman lost his proxy battle to win board seats at ADP, the payroll and human resource outsourcer. Ackman’s three candidates, including himself, each received support from less than 20 percent of outstanding shares according to a Bloomberg report.
• In Chicago news: Felix “Lic Vicc” Beltran, the alleged CFO for El Chapo’s Sinaloa Cartel, was arrested last Thursday in suburban Mexico City. Beltran, who was indicted in Chicago in 2015, is the son of Victor Manuel Félix Félix, “El Señor,” who served as Chapo’s chief financial officer. Chicago is set to reach over 600 homicides this year even though this is the eight straight month that gun violence has declined. This is the second time the Windy City will make this mark since 2003.
• What’s with the A ? for iOs users? It seems a lot, not all iPhone, iPad and iOS 11 users are experiencing this glitch. Apple is working on a fix, which is weird because the new iOS was to fix bugs as such. If you are running into the annoying A ? do this: Go to Settings>, General>Keyboard>Text replacement. Click the little “+” button to add a new text replacement: type an upper-case “I” in the Phrase box, and a lower-case “i” in the Shortcut one.
• Several critics association across the country are standing by their own after an alleged blackout by Disney Studios against The Los Angeles Times. According to reports, on Nov. 3, The Times published a note online that stated “Walt Disney Co. studios declined to offer The Times advance screenings” of their films in light of the media outlet’s reporting on the company’s business ties with the city of Anaheim, where Disneyland is located.Disney responded in a statement that said “We’ve had a long relationship with The L.A. Times, and we hope they will adhere to balanced reporting in the future.”
• Harvey Weinstein had an army of spies working for him as investigative journalists began to close in on his sexual misconduct past. While Ronan Farrow was investigating his New Yorker story about the disgraced movie mogul, he found that Weinstein employed private security agencies including Kroll, and Black Cube, an enterprise run largely by former officers of Mossad and other Israeli intelligence agencie to suppress allegations that he had sexually harassed or assaulted numerous women. In light of the Weinstein scandal, many in the entertainment industry are moving swiftly in regards to sexual misconduct allegations. The release date for Kevin Spacey’s upcoming “All The Money In The World” which centers on the kidnapping of billionaire J. Paul Getty’s grandson in Italy and the efforts to recover him, might be moved by Sony Pictures.
• The 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund 2017 Awards dinner took place last night and fashion brand Telfar designed by Telfar Clemens was named the winner of this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award with a winning prize of $400,000. The two runner-ups were Chromat designed by Becca McCharen-Tran and Ahlem designed by Ahlem Manai-Platt; both receive $150,000 each. The night also offered a conversation between Hamish Bowles and Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri. Joining Anna Wintour and CFDA president Steven Kolb were Nicki Minaj, Karlie Kloss, Teyana Taylor and more. Are unpaid workers responsible for notes found on Zara clothings in Istanbul? A recent report noted that shoppers in Istanbul “were finding desperate notes in their clothing, allegedly sewn on by workers who claimed that they had not been paid for their labor at the Bravo Tekstil factory in Turkey” though Inditex, Zara’s parent company, says its not responsible since they paid the factory owner who has since disappeared.
“If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. ”― Eleanor Roosevelt
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