HEADLINER – Dec. 6
The Silence Breakers. The 2017 Time Person of The Year are actually a collective. Covering the magazine’s annual issue are Ashley Judd, Taylor Swift, field worker Isabel Pascual, former Uber employee Susan Fowler, and Adama Iwu, creator of the ‘We Said Enough’ campaign….Read more
• President Trump is set to announce the US will now recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the US embassy from Tel Aviv. Though the official announcement has not been made, many are anticipating a heated reaction from US allies in the Muslim world and risk of protests and unrest which already began from Gaza Palestinians.
• In Chicago news: A wild funeral procession from Chicago to Hillside resulted in arrest of four people. According to the Sun Times report, one of the vehicles in the procession was identified as having been involved in multiple shootings earlier Tuesday in Chicago. Illinois’ richest man, Ken Griffin, the Chicago Fire, the U.S. Soccer Foundation and the city of Chicago, have joined forces to build 50 mini-fields in underserved neighborhoods in Chicago over the next five years. Mars Wrigley candy company is packing up its national HQ from Chicago with the announcement it will base its national headquarters in the state of New Jersey where it already has an office in Hackettstown.The company will keep its worldwide headquarters in Chicago while transitioning the United States operation to New Jersey by 2020.
• On the heel of CVS’ landmark acquisition of Aetna, United Healthcare announces it is acquiring DaVita Medical Group unit from kidney dialysis firm DaVita in an all-cash transaction. DaVita Medical Group operates nearly 300 clinics and half a dozen outpatient surgical centers in six states – Florida, California, Colorado, Washington, Nevada and New Mexico.
• In follow up to their October bombshell report, The New York Times released a new report about disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s complicity machine. According to the Times, a laundry list of all the movers and shakers who helped Weinstein manipulate and control his public image. Weinstein allegedly tried to kill the initial October story by telling The Times reporters “I am a man who has great resource.” Variety is also reporting that a former assistant to Weinstein, who says she was compelled to provide him with erectile dysfunction drugs, is preparing to sue him for sexual harassment
• The 2017 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year Awards took place at Barclays Center Tuesday night. The Muhammad Ali Legacy Award was presented to former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick by Beyoncé. In his speech he noted, “With our without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people because my platform is the people.” Houston Astros Jose Altuve and Texans JJ Watt, named co-Sportsperson of the Year, were also there. Attendees included Sailor Brinkley, Mayor of San Juan Puerto Rico, Carmen Yuln Cruz, Joel McHale.
• Adrian Cheng, through his investment vehicles – C Ventures and K11 Investment, has taken a “significant” stake in luxury online retailer Moda Operandi. $165 million raised by Moda in the round led by Cheng and Apax Digital plus existing investors New Enterprise Associates, LVMH and Fidelity, among others, will be used to fuel continued international growth with particular focus in key markets including Asia and the Middle East and increased development across several key business verticals. Did Kim Kardashian copy Vetements and Comme des Garçons’ Rei Kawakubo? A new drop of her and Kanye’s Kid Supply clothing line features two designs by the designers mentioned though she defends it claiming they were homage pieces and proceeds from their sale would be donated to Children’s hospital Los Angeles.
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LOOK OF THE DAY
Bella Hadid in Fendi @ grand opening of the Bulgari Dubai Resort
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