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Jana Duggar-Stephen Wissman Courtship: How Far Along Is It?

Last week, we reported on the exciting news that a pilot named Stephen Wissman might be courting Jana Duggar. Stephen, of course, is from a family that's a lot like the Duggars: The Wissmans are a large, evangelical clan with a fondness for the spotlight. And thanks to Jana, they're getting more publicity than ever these days. Duggar fans have siezed on every bit of information about Stephen that they can get their hands on. Many believe that as a single, successful man who's a few years younger than Jana (more time for making babies!), Stephen checks a ,ot if boxes for not only Jana, but Jim Bob, as well. Now it seems that this relationship might be further along than we initially thought. Not only has Jana met Stephen's parents, it appears as though she spent Ch...

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Meet 22 women finding tech’s next decacorns from Europe: ‘The pendulum is starting to swing in the other direction.’

Summary List PlacementDespite making improvements in the past few years, Europe is still struggling when it comes to gender diversity in venture capital.  According to figures by industry group Diversity VC, women remain underrepresented on venture capital investment teams. Just 18% of investment professionals are women. Women also make up a tiny fraction of senior positions in VC. A 2019 report from venture capital firm Atomico found, too, that it's the female investors who are on average more interested in boosting diversity in tech overall. Some 63% of women VCs said they had increased their focus on attending events with stronger participation from diverse founders, compared to just 36% of their male peers. To mark IWD 2021, Insider broke down a non-comprehensive list of 22 influent...

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UK royals absorb shock of revealing Harry, Meghan interview

LONDON — Britain and its royal family absorbed the tremors Monday from a sensational television interview by Prince Harry and Meghan, in which the couple said they encountered racist attitudes and a lack of support that drove the duchess to thoughts of suicide. In a two-hour soul-baring interview with Oprah Winfrey, the couple painted a deeply unflattering picture of life inside the royal household, depicting a cold, uncaring institution that they had to flee to save their lives. Meghan told Winfrey that at one point “I just didn’t want to be alive anymore” and that she had uncontrollable suicidal thoughts. She said she sought help through the palace’s human resources department but was told there was nothing they could do. Meghan, 39, admitted that she was naive at the start of her relati

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The royal split, racism and family struggles: 11 things we learned from Harry and Meghan’s explosive interview

By Rob Picheta | CNN It was the interview that some within Buckingham Palace must have feared — but Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s discussion with Oprah Winfrey was more revealing, explosive and potentially damaging to the royal family than many could have imagined. Allegations of racism within the family itself, and Meghan’s admission that she felt suicidal during her pregnancy, have been splashed across newspapers in the United Kingdom. Throughout their two-hour TV special, both Harry and Meghan spoke with eye-opening candor, delivering accusations and rebukes that outweighed even Princess Diana’s landmark interview more than two decades earlier. Here’s a round-up of what we learned from the conversation. Meghan had suicidal thoughts The duchess has hinted before that her m

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The royal split, racism and family struggles: 11 things we learned from Harry and Meghan’s explosive interview

By Rob Picheta | CNN It was the interview that some within Buckingham Palace must have feared — but Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s discussion with Oprah Winfrey was more revealing, explosive and potentially damaging to the royal family than many could have imagined. Allegations of racism within the family itself, and Meghan’s admission that she felt suicidal during her pregnancy, have been splashed across newspapers in the United Kingdom. Throughout their two-hour TV special, both Harry and Meghan spoke with eye-opening candor, delivering accusations and rebukes that outweighed even Princess Diana’s landmark interview more than two decades earlier. Here’s a round-up of what we learned from the conversation. [vemba-video id=”world/2021/03/08/meghan-rude-vs-racist-media-sot-har

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She was homeless and abused. Now, she’s a CEO in Silicon Valley

The question, as she stood in front of a roomful of angry neighbors complaining about her youth homeless shelter, made Andrea Urton’s blood boil. What happens to these shelter kids, anyway? a woman asked. Do they amount to anything? “I got really angry and I said very calmly, ‘Well, some of them grow up to be CEOs of homelessness nonprofits. That’s what happens to these kids,'” Urton said. “And the room fell silent.” Urton should know. It’s exactly what happened to her. Today, Urton runs the nonprofit HomeFirst Services, making her responsible for Santa Clara County’s largest homeless shelter and a network of other programs that support more than 6,000 unhoused people a year. She’s been instrumental in the county and city of San Jose’s efforts to shelter people during the pandemic using ne

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Grammy Awards: Who will be the biggest winners in 2021?

“Music’s Biggest Night” is going to look very different this year. Notably, there will be no arena filled with fabulously dressed people as the trophies are handed out — er, mailed out? — from the 63rd annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles. Also, expect to see acceptance speeches and so much other content streamed via video, just like what happened during last month’s Golden Globes. COVID-19 precautions will also impact the show’s signature star-studded collaborations and performances, which traditionally run contrary to social distancing protocol. Our hunch is that they’ll be pre-recorded, perhaps using split screen technology, if they happen at all. Still, awards will be given out — and that’s the whole reason why this event got its start way back in 1959, even though that point has s

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Carson Wentz May Soon Receive an Expensive Gift From the Colts That Could Propel Him Into the MVP Conversation

The Indianapolis Colts potentially have a new franchise quarterback in Carson Wentz, but Wentz has a significant number of doubters heading into his new situation in Indy. This is for good reason, though, as he had a horrible 2020 season with the Philadelphia Eagles. However, many people also know that if Wentz can get back to the level that he played at in 2017, then he can become an NFL MVP candidate. The Colts can help make that happen, too, and they could do so by giving him an expensive gift in the form of one of the NFL’s best players. That gift would be Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams. 49ers left tackle Trent Williams will soon become a free agent RELATED: Carson Wentz Already Has 1 of Peyton Manning’s Favorite Colts Targets Wanting to Catch His Passes Trent Williams

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Billionaire bitcoin advocate Jack Dorsey is auctioning the very first tweet in history as a non-fungible token — and the highest bid is $2.5 million

Summary List Placement Billionaire Jack Dorsey has joined the NFT craze by offering the very first tweet in history for sale. The Twitter CEO is auctioning the tweet "just setting up my twttr" dated March 21, 2006. Its highest bid so far is from Sina Estavi, CEO of the Bridge Oracle platform, for $2.5 million. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is offering to sell his very first tweet by auctioning it as a special digital asset class known as a non-fungible token. Dorsey shared a link Friday afternoon to a website called Valuables, which allows selling tweets as NFTs. The billionaire listed his very first tweet "just setting up my twttr" for bids even though it exists on Twitter and is free to view. As a long-time cryptoc...

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Startups want to help vaccinate

Summary List PlacementHello, Today in healthcare news: Startups want in on vaccination efforts, the potential of an intranasal vaccine, and what's in the stimulus bill the Senate passed this weekend.  Digital health startups like Ro and Zocdoc want in on the US vaccination effort. They're wading into a complex vaccine distribution puzzle. Digital health startup Ro said Wednesday that it was offering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to currently eligible residents of Yonkers, New York. The effort is fully funded by donations and corporate sponsorships. Other startups like Zocdoc have similarly expressed interest in helping local governments roll out vaccination efforts to patients that are otherwise hard to reach. Read the full story from Megan Hernbroth here>> A future COVID-19 v...

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Tesla is reportedly making a giant battery to plug into the Texas power grid, and it could store enough energy for 20,000 homes

Summary List PlacementTesla is making a giant battery to plug into Texas' power grid, Bloomberg reported on Monday. Gambit Energy Storage, a subsidiary of the electric car giant, is developing a battery-energy storage project in Brazoria County, Texas. The system is registered with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the state's power grid operator. An ERCOT filing from August 2020 gives the project an expected commercial opening date of June 1, 2021, and says it has capacity to store 100 megawatts of energy. That would be enough to power 20,000 homes on a hot day, Bloomberg reported. The battery is set to charge from the grid when energy prices are low, and then discharge when the electric system has a shortage of energy. The battery could help the local electric system ...

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Fulham goal hero Mario Lemina admits he was ‘scared’ before Liverpool match

Fulham sealed all three points at Liverpool thanks to Mario Lemina’s strike (Picture: Getty)Mario Lemina says he was ‘scared’ about a possible reaction from Liverpool before starring in Fulham’s 1-0 famous win at Anfield, only the second time the club have triumphed at the stadium. The Reds’ wretched slump deepened as they suffered their sixth successive home defeat in the Premier League thanks to Lemina’s stunning strike on the strong of half-time. Jurgen Klopp’s much-changed team looked disjointed and rarely threatened and the result leaves them stranded down in eighth, four points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea who have a game in hand on the reigning champions. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that

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Jefferies shares how investors can earn explosive gains from the 4 mega-trends driving the outperformance of small stocks over large ones

Summary List PlacementToday's market backdrop has become favorable for small-cap stocks, as better economic data sets the stage for further earnings and revenue growth, Steven DeSanctis, an equity strategist at Jefferies, wrote in a note on Thursday.  So far this year, the investment bank, like many others, has boosted its GDP forecast for 2021. It expects 6.9% growth while calling for a rise in the 10-year yield to 2% by year-end and better economic growth. These calls don't differ much from others like Bank of America's Michelle Meyer, the head of US economics who recently predicted a GDP growth rate of 6.5%. Not to mention that some have even gone as far as to say that this will be the best year of GDP growth in a long time.   And as these types of narratives continue dominating the ...

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Covid caused man, 69, to suffer painful three-hour erection before he died of virus

The man, 69, sadly died of Covid after his lungs failed while in ICU (Picture: PA)A man infected with coronavirus suffered a painful three-hour erection after the virus caused blood clots to develop in his penis. The unidentified man, 69, from Ohio, US, was diagnosed with a condition called priapism – characterized by a painful erection – while in hospital with a severe bout of Covid in autumn last year. He was admitted to the Miami Valley Hospital in August with serious breathlessness, inflammation, and a build up of fluid on his lungs. He sadly died of Covid in late 2020 after his lungs failed entirely. The man was then the subject of a study by The American Journal of American Medicine, in which medics who treated him said they believed Covid caused blood clots in his penis....

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