OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 09: Alysa Liu, 13, of Richmond, stretches before she practices her technical program with her coach Laura Lipetsky at Oakland Ice Center in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Liu’s technical program includes three triple axels and is heading to the U.S. figure skating championship in Detroit from Jan. 24 to 27. She is the youngest skater in the history to complete in the 3 1/2-rotation jump. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 09: Alysa Liu, 13, center of Richmond, watches a video as she is ready her technical program practice with her coach Laura Lipetsky, not pictured, at Oakland Ice Center in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Liu’s technical program includes three triple axels and is heading to the U.S. figure skating championship in Detroit from Jan. 24 to 27. She is the youngest skater in the history to complete in the 3 1/2-rotation jump. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) … [Read more...] about Is this Bay Area teen about to redefine international figure skating?
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It’s a bright September morning in San Carlos, California, and Masayoshi Son, chairman of SoftBank, is throwing me off schedule. I’d come, as he had, to meet with the people he’s tapped to run the Vision Fund, his $100 billion bet on the future of, well, everything. After almost four decades of building SoftBank into a telecom conglomerate, Son, an inveterate dealmaker, launched this unprecedented venture two years ago to back startups that he believes are driving a new wave of digital upheaval. He has staked everything on its success–his company, his reputation, his fortune. We’d both arrived with the same basic question: Where is this massive vehicle heading? But because I wasn’t the one footing the 12-figure allowance, I understood that I’d be the one to wait. In the hubbub of Son’s visit, my 9 a.m. meeting gets rescheduled multiple times until it’s set for 4:30 p.m. When I finally arrive at the Vision Fund’s offices, … [Read more...] about The most powerful person in Silicon Valley
Connie Chen, provided by Published 9:47 am CST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Empower There are a wealth of different ways to manage your finances, but the app that has helped me the most is Empower. Empower is the free personal financial advisor in your pocket that connects all your financial accounts, then helps you track money and discover hidden savings. I've used it for the last few months, and it's the only personal finance app on my phone because of its ease of use and variety of automated saving and tracking features. Few people can say they have their finances in perfect shape. We can all stand to improve the way we make, spend, and save money, and there are several ways to do so, from using robo-advising services and investing apps to simply selling your old, unwanted stuff. However, we … [Read more...] about Empower, a freemium personal finance app, helped me identify $4,500 in hidden savings opportunities that I wasn’t taking advantage of
Among the biggest celebrity-related incidents of the year was an accident at sea involving actress Bianca Manalo. In March of this year, Manalo and several others figured in a sea mishap. The group was on their way to an island in Culasi town in Antique when their speedboat capsized. What caught the public's eye was Manalo's boyfriend, Pandan, Antique Mayor Jonathan Tan, who swam for hours to look for help. Tan's bodyguard and relative, Bennie Dable, died in the incident. Aside from Tan and Manalo, actress Ehra Madrigal, her husband Tom Yeung, Majel Tresche, an unidentified female and 2 minors, survived the mishap. In March this year, journalist Karen Davila took to social media to share her family's traumatic experience in Siargao Island. Davila was with her husband and two sons. She booked surfing lessons for sons David and Lucas. Everything seemed to be going well until her son, David, went back "bloodied, with his rash guard ripped apart" and telling her that he had "an … [Read more...] about YEARENDER: Stories about celebrities that didn’t land in the entertainment page