A man walks into a pizza shop with an assault rifle, fires it, and points it at an employee. This isn’t the start of a joke. It’s what happened in Washington, D.C., in early December. A scruffy young conspiracy theorist had come to Comet Ping Pong Pizza brandishing and firing a gun in search of a purported child sex trafficking ring tied to prominent liberal politicians supposedly run out of one of its backrooms. advertisement advertisement It’s not clear who gave birth to “pizzagate,” which cropped up shortly after WikiLeaks released John Podesta’s hacked emails. But much of the theory’s fleshing out happened on the social news aggregation site Reddit through a group of pseudonymous Donald Trump supporters on one of the many subreddits where conspiracy theories and far worse things sometimes flourish. When CEO Steve Huffman eventually banned r/pizzagate from the site in an effort to prevent online … [Read more...] about Will Reddit Ever Grow Up?
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The first thing I notice about the Bompas & Parr studio is the human skull on the conference table. As I await my hosts, two culinary entertainers who’ve made a name for themselves in London with their wacky flavor-based experiments, I take the skull in my hands to determine whether it’s real. It is. A loose tooth falls out into my palm. I panic and put the skull back on the table. advertisement advertisement A few minutes later, Sam Bompas whirls into the room. He’s a svelte 32-year-old with a tall puff of blond hair, a playful smile, and a rumbling deep voice. He’s wearing a purple suit over a shirt covered in pineapples, which is actually modest compared to his counterpart’s getup: 33-year-old Harry Parr is sporting a bright long-sleeved shirt covered in McDonald’s characters, including Ronald and Grimace. He says his wife made it for him. I ask about the skull. “Who did it belong to? I dunno,” Bompas admits before taking … [Read more...] about These Culinary Willy Wonkas Turned Playing With Food Into A Successful Business
Sensex and Nifty suffered losses for the third consecutive day on August 22 as across-the-board sell-off pushed them lower.Ending at the lowest level since March 2019, the 30-share pack Sensex settled at 36,472.93, down 587 points, or 1.59 percent, with 26 stocks in the red. Nifty ended down 177.30 points or 1.62 percent at 10,741.40Close "The fall is a result of growing uneasiness among the participants as they’re keenly awaiting some action from the government to boost the market sentiment. Besides, feeble global cues are further adding to the negativity," said Ajit Mishra Vice President, Research, Religare Broking. related news Market Live: Sensex, Nifty erase gains following inflation data; Airtel, IndusInd Bank top drags Hot Stocks: Nifty50 may have made a short-term top near 12,000 levels Early on D-Street | Nifty vulnerable for more downsides unless it closes above 11,950 Investor sentiment was roiled after the Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) … [Read more...] about An evening walk down D-St: Massive sell-off drags Sensex, Nifty lower by almost 2%
In 2012, I founded Hipower, a nonprofit community network for female executives. Each Hipower member spends 12 months in a series of workshops with coaches, brand experts, organizational development consultants, and storytellers to answer the question “What do you want to be known for?” advertisement advertisement In that first year, we selected 10 women. The program was intense, and we got to know each other acutely over the year. We started as a group of strangers and ended with such a strong feeling of trust, togetherness, and commitment that has lasted through the seven years since. As the program became more popular, we increased the size of our cohort to 15 and then 18 participants. The year we hit 18, we crossed some line that changed the group dynamic in ways I hadn’t expected. Personal attention suffered. Camaraderie wasn’t as intense. Members seemed more hesitant to push themselves and think big. Hipower programs are now capped at a maximum … [Read more...] about This is the precise number of people to put on a team to maximize productivity
Sensex and Nifty settled with gains on August 14, tracking positive cues from other Asian markets after the US delayed tariffs on some Chinese imports.US President Donald Trump delayed his September 1 deadline for 10 percent tariffs on some Chinese imports, giving a boost to the risk appetite of investors.Close Back home, sentiment got a fillip after data showed India's retail inflation rate in July eased marginally to 3.15 percent, remaining comfortably within Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) target level of 4 percent, fuelling hope of a further rate cut by the RBI in its next policy meet. related news Market Live: Sensex, Nifty erase gains following inflation data; Airtel, IndusInd Bank top drags Hot Stocks: Nifty50 may have made a short-term top near 12,000 levels Early on D-Street | Nifty vulnerable for more downsides unless it closes above 11,950 Wholesale price-based inflation also fell to a multi-year low of 1.08 percent in July, mainly on account of cheaper fuel and … [Read more...] about An evening walk down Dalal Street: Delayed US tariffs lift market sentiments