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HEADLINER – Friday Feb 23
Armed Deputy Who ‘Never Went In’. Armed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School deputy officer Scot Peterson has resigned following findings that though Peterson was armed and in uniform, he waited outside for upwards of 4 minutes and did not go into the school as the gunman was shooting at students and faculty. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said Peterson was seen “take up a position” outside of the west side of building 12 during the massacre, “and he never went in.” Peterson was suspended without pay earlier that day and decided to resign in order to be “eligible for whatever benefits and pay he might be entitled to receive.” According to a union official, Peterson thinks he did a good job because he called in the location of the shooting and got a description of the attacker. This as the NRA lost its deal with First National Bank of Omaha as the “official credit card of the NRA.”…Read more
• A fresh new set of sanctions will be handed to North Korea according to president Trump. In excerpts from a speech to be delivered Friday, he says “today I am announcing that we are launching the largest-ever set of new sanctions on the North Korean regime,” This as the assistant to the president and first daughter Ivanka Trump lands in South Korea for the olympics closing. Also according to Reuters, friction between President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Adviser-H.R. McMaster and the Chief of Staff, John Kelly, has grown to a point that either or both might quit soon.
• In Chicago news: How’s this for something that actually happened. During a Black History Month event, Hyatt Hotels’ VP of global diversity Tyrone Stoudemire and IL Gov Bruce Rauner were part of a demonstration on diversity involving milk. According to the report, Stoudemire poured Rauner a glass of milk, which he said represented the white men who sit at the helm of most organizations. He then squeezed a dollop of Hershey’s chocolate syrup into the glass; the syrup at the bottom of the glass, represented how diversity “sits at the bottom of the organization.” “You don’t get inclusion until you actually stir it up,” Stoudemire said. “I want you to stir it up, Governor, stir it up.” So yes, diversity is just like chocolate milk.
• Snap’s shares fell 6.1% Thursday wiping out $1.3 billion in market value according to reports and it may be due to a tweet from Kylie Jenner. The new mom shared with her 24.5 million followers, “sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me… ugh this is so sad.” This after many users famous and non bemoaned the new Snapchat updates.
• A Wrinkle in Time Mindy Paling, Reese Witherspoon and Storm Reid attended a surprise screening of their new film Thursday at Disneyland.
• Tiffany Haddish is having a pretty great week. First she shared a video backstage with Michael B. Jordan, then she was surprised on The Ellen Show by none other than Oprah Winfrey. Then Netflix announced its ordering the animated series “Tuca and Bertie,” with Haddish set to voice one of the main characters. And it was also announced that Haddish will host the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards.
• Charlotte Dellal’s luxury footwear brand Charlotte Olympia, founded in 2008, has filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection and is looking to restructure its business under an estimated $10 million to $50 million debt load. Tod’s, Blumarine, Etro, Roberto Cavalli, Vionnet and Versace are all on deck to present at #MFW today. Shinola’s President Jacques Panis is leaving the company as of March 2, 2018 and will be replaced by Shannon Washburn, Shinola’s current Vice President of Watch Development.
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