Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin When Anthony Ferraro and his then-girlfriend, Kelly, made a video in January 2021 about his daily life as someone who was born blind and posted it to TikTok, neither of them had very high expectations. In fact, Ferraro hadn’t wanted to do it at all; in early 2020, when repetitive TikTok dances were all the rage, he had no interest in the app. But the 27-year-old responded to the shift in TikTok videos that happened as the pandemic—and isolation—continued on for months, leading to more vlog-style snippets of people narrating their day-to-day life, without music or viral sound effects. When the couple went to sleep that night, Ferraro says, the video had about 100 views and he had 30 followers. The next morning, the video had 40,000 views and Ferraro had gained 1,000 followers. “I was getting hundreds of these messages that were overwhelmingly positive and that I was inspiring others to keep going, and I got to … [Read more...] about Skateboarder And TikTok Star Anthony Ferraro, Who Is Blind, Is Pushing Forward Inclusivity In Action Sports
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin President Biden’s plan to raise taxes on very high-income households died in Congress. But the idea of lives on in the states. Initiatives on November ballots in California and Massachusetts have the same goal. And both are linked to explicit, broadly popular, new spending. The California initiative (Proposition 30) would impose a surtax of 1.75 percent on annual incomes in excess of $2 million, on top of the state’s top rate of 12.3 percent. It would raise between $3.5 billion and $5 billion annually, rising over time, according to a state estimate. About 80 percent of the money would be used to promote zero emission vehicles and the rest would fund efforts to prevent and control wildfires. The Massachusetts referendum (Question 1 or the “Fair Share Amendment”) is even more dramatic. It calls for a 4 percent surtax on personal incomes in excess of $1 million, on top of the state’s existing 5 percent income tax rate. … [Read more...] about Congress Failed To Raise Taxes On Millionaires. Now States Are Trying.
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Crisp and cool weather, fall foliage, thinned crowds, and sunny shores are not the only reasons to visit Mackinac Island, the Jewel of the Great Lakes, in the fall season. Now is the idyllic time to take advantage of fall savings at one of the loveliest properties in the Historic Hotels of America lineup. An indisputable icon of summer resort life since 1887, the Grand Hotel , a National Historic Landmark, offers a number of specials and packages. The trick is booking accommodations before they sell out. Somewhere in Time Weekend One of the most popular events at the Grand Hotel is the Somewhere in Time Weekend , which takes place October 7—9. Popular with film enthusiasts, this is your chance to get the inside scoop on the moviemaking magic of the classic, which was filmed at Grand Hotel and on Mackinac Island in 1979. Guests dress up in costume at the cocktail receptions and costume promenade as well as at the … [Read more...] about Take Advantage Of Fall Savings And Stay At Mackinac Island’s Most Historic Hotel
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin I visited Fiji last winter when it had some of the strictest COVID-19 travel protocols of any destination, including testing before departure, testing on arrival, special mandatory insurance to cover potential quarantine housing, and on top of all that, some individual resorts had their own testing on arrival requirements. It was a lot of hoops to jump through, but it was worth it, because Fiji was wonderful, and is in many ways, is a true Bucket List tropical paradise, justifiably renowned as a honeymoon destination. But now travel to Fiji is much easier, and last month, the country dropped the last of its strict requirements, eliminating both testing upon arrival and testing to board flights to Fiji. As a nation of islands, the main appeals revolve around beaches and ocean. Relaxation and escapism are big draws, but Fiji is also a world-class Scuba diving destination, home to some of the very best diving in the … [Read more...] about Fiji Reopens With Great Private Island Resorts For Every Traveler
London (CNN Business) Social media speculation that Credit Suisse was on the brink of collapse sent shares of the Swiss bank on a wild ride in recent days, as investors traded off the frenzy and bought up protection in case of a default. But the hand-wringing over the global lender's fortunes appears to say more about the anxious mood hanging over markets than the bank's financial position. Analysts say that Credit Suisse ( CS ) has more than enough capital on hand to meet regulatory requirements and the liquidity necessary to deal with a potential shock. Years of scandals and fines have hurt the bank's business, but it's not about to fail. "From our perspective, looking at company financials at the end of [the second quarter], we see [Credit Suisse's] capital and liquidity position as healthy," JPMorgan Chase analyst Kian Abouhossein wrote on Monday. That doesn't mean there aren't risks. The Financial Times reported that senior … [Read more...] about Credit Suisse angst shows just how freaked out markets are right now
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin There’s something magical about fall at the Jersey Shore. The massive summer crowds have dwindled leaving behind a sense of serenity as you stroll along one of the shore’s iconic boardwalks. With very few people populating the sandy beaches, the soothing sounds of the onrushing waves appear to be amplified. Only a few weeks earlier the beaches and boardwalks were teeming with activity as hordes of ocean lovers congregated upon New Jersey’s most popular shore towns, a tradition that began with the construction of the world’s first boardwalk in Atlantic City in 1870. The Jersey Shore, which stretches 141 miles of oceanfront along the Atlantic Ocean, is a vacation destination unlike any other as witnessed by the more than 100 million people who come each year to ride the waves, build sand castles, enjoy the many amusement parks, sample the freshest seafood available or play some games of chance. Atlantic City remains the … [Read more...] about Fall At The Jersey Shore: An Idyllic Time To Visit
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Famous for its magnificent castle, Warwick has much more to offer visitors including independent shops, lovely gardens and an excellent range of places to eat and drink. Warwick, a short journey from London, has ancient origins and an array of historic buildings, notably from the Medieval, Stuart and Georgian eras. From the early Middle Ages, the most notable relic of this period is Warwick Castle. Much was destroyed in the Great Fire of Warwick in 1694 and then rebuilt with fine 18th-century buildings, such as the Collegiate Church of St Mary and the Shire Hall. Despite a serious fire in 1694, many of Warwick’s medieval buildings remain, including the Collegiate Church of St Mary and the Lord Leycester Hospital. See and Do Warwick Castle , founded in 1068 by William the Conqueror, was the ancestral home of the earls of Warwick. It is the town’s main tourist attraction and the Tussauds Group has filled the interior with … [Read more...] about Best Things To Eat, See And Do In Historic Warwick