Vice President Mike Pence pleaded with the acting defense secretary to 'clear the Capitol' as pro-Trump rioters overran the building, report says

President Donald Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a coronavirus briefing in February 2020. Alex Wong/Getty Images The Associated Press obtained an internal Pentagon document about the Capitol riot on January 6. According to the outlet, Vice President Mike Pence placed an urgent call to the acting defense secretary. "Clear the Capitol," Pence said after the mob had been in the building for hours. See more stories on Insider's business page. After a group of former Pr...
Tags: Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Pentagon, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Defense Department, Miller, Trump, Mike Pence, Capitol, Pence, Christopher Miller, US Capitol, Mike Pence Mike Pence

IRS is adjusting returns with unemployment, but it might be worth amending anyway

Sometimes it's worth the extra time and effort to file an amended tax return. In its regular email to tax professionals last week, the Internal Revenue Service remined them that their clients who filed 2020 returns before the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) excluded a portion of unemployment from tax don't need to file amended returns. The IRS says it will recalculate the tax liability of these filers, taking into account the tax they paid on $10,200 per person in unemployment benefits be...
Tags: Taxes, Irs, Marketwatch, Internal Revenue Service, EITC, ARPA, Andrew Keshner, Keshner

Multilayer Dielectric Ceramic Solar Sails for 100X Greater Speed for Space Travel

Current solar sail materials will let us pass within 30 solar radii of the sun but withstanding the heat and getting closer enables far faster speeds. The right metal solar sail would let us get... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Sports and other large outdoor events are finally returning but experts say they shouldn't be an 'unregulated free-for-all'

A view of the fans and the stands during the first inning of the game between the Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays at Globe Life Field on April 5, 2021. Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters The Texas Rangers welcomed a nearly full stadium on Monday for their opening day. But experts told Insider while large events can resume in some places, precautions should be taken. Some stadiums are requiring fans to be vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 before attending. See more sto...
Tags: Usa, Texas, California, US, Trends, Rangers, San Francisco Giants, Michigan, Major League Baseball, Texas Rangers, Greg Abbott, Reuters, ARLINGTON Texas, Jerome Miron, University of California Irvine, University of California San Francisco

Mawaru Penguindrum Crowd Funding Campaign Meets Goal in 150 Seconds

Passion for the Mawaru Penguindrum anime is astronomical as the crowd funding campaign for the compilation movie secured its ¥10 million goal (about $90,000) in a mere 150 seconds, certain to have many wondering if this is perhaps the most quickly funded project (of considerable cost) to ever exist. Meant to celebrate the anime’s 10th […]
Tags: Movies, Money, Crowd Funding, Anniversaries, Anime, Announcements, Mawaru Penguindrum, Brain's Base

A 'Boogaloo' extremist group destroyed evidence from an investigation into one of their members who allegedly killed a police officer

Members of the Boogaloo Movement stand in front of the Ohio Statehouse during a right-wing protest "Stand For America Against Terrorists and Tyrants" at State Capitol on July 18, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. JEFF DEAN/AFP via Getty Images Members of the "boogaloo" movement tried to cover up evidence in a federal probe, officials said. A member of a California group was arrested and charged with killing a federal officer. Four members of that group deleted messages that referenced the incident...
Tags: Facebook, News, California, US, Trends, Cnn, Northern California, State Capitol, Carillo, Ohio Statehouse, Santa Cruz County, Boogaloo, Federal Protective Service, Sarah Al Arshani, Steven Carrillo, Damon Gutzwiller

Unstoppable Female Leaders

These female leaders in business and noted below in link, guide the way with their motivating courses, podcasts, and transformational advice. Working their way from the ground up, they show that everything is possible with a little determination and belief. Have a look at these inspirational female leaders and try on some of their ideas yourself.  Then get ready to live an extraordinary life, both personally and in business. [Author: Laurel Delaney]
Tags: Sales, Belief, Laurel Delaney, Determination, Inspirational Female Leaders, Unstoppable Female Leaders

LA County Reports 813 new coronavirus cases; more MIS-C found in children

Los Angeles County reported 813 new cases of COVID-19 and 37 additional deaths on Saturday, April 10, along with an additional 11 cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals dropped from 508 to 492, according to state figures, which are generally a day ahead of numbers provided by the county. The number of COVID patients in intensive care ticked up from 123 to 125. Saturday’s numbers brought the county’s totals to 1,225,2...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Paul Simon, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Simon, Los Angeles County, Johnson Johnson, LA County, Barbara Ferrer

Alibaba fined record US$2.8b by Chinese regulators

Alibaba Group, the world's biggest e-commerce company, has been fined 18.3 billion yuan (US$2.8 billion) by Chinese regulators for anti-competitive tactics, as the ruling Communist Party tightens control over fast-growing tech industries.Party... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, Alibaba, Party, Communist Party, Alibaba Group the world

Introducing My New Creator Coin: A Pen is Mightier Than a $WORD

Image cred: GIPHY A version of this story appeared in Total Annarchy, my fortnightly newsletter that helps you be a better writer, storyteller, marketer. Get it in your inbox; you’ll love it. * * * Jeremiah Owyang has been a friend for a long time. I credit him for getting me (as MarketingProfs) onto Twitter in 2007—eleventy-billion year ago in internet time. In 2007, I didn’t understand why I needed to be on Twitter. (“What’s the business goal? What am I supposed to do with it there, exactly...
Tags: Business, Microsoft, US, United States, Community, Armenia, Word, Denmark, ANN, Speaking, Margaret, Jeremiah, Joe Pulizzi, Jeremiah Owyang, AHA, Annarchy

Covid listener surge sees podcast firm’s results perking up

Shares and revenues at UK-based Audioboom are soaring despite stiff competition from the world’s digital giantsA year ago, podcast producer Audioboom was facing an uncertain future as management sought, ultimately unsuccessfully, to find a buyer to inject cash to expand the business. When the company gives its latest financial update this week, it will be telling a very different story: in the past 12 months its market value has more than tripled and a maiden profit is looming as Audioboom joins...
Tags: Spotify, Business, UK, Media, Podcasts, Internet, Digital, Netflix, Digital Media, Technology sector, Sue Perkins, Audioboom, Audioboo

Here's what we know about the 2 prominent lawyers Rep. Matt Gaetz hired in federal sex-trafficking investigation

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. AP Rep. Matt Gaetz has secured help in fighting a federal sexual misconduct probe, hiring two high-profile lawyers, Mark Mukasey and Isabelle Kirshner, to defend him. Officials are trying to determine whether Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl or violated sex-trafficking laws. M...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Congress, Navy, Washington, New York City, US, Trends, Gop, New York Times, Manhattan, Capitol Hill, Department Of Justice, Giuliani, Donald Trump

'I'm not going anywhere': Matt Gaetz defiant in Florida speech after House Ethics Committee opens investigation

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks to reporters outside a closed-door meeting where Catherine Croft, a State Department adviser on Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper testify as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. AP Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida was defiant in his attempt to remain in office during a Friday speech. Gaetz currently faces investigations by the US Department of Justic...
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Personal data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users has reportedly leaked online days after LinkedIn and Facebook also suffered data breaches

Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Over a million Clubhouse users have had their personal data leaked online. The social media app, popular for its audio community, is only the latest to suffer a data breach. LinkedIn and Facebook user data has also been exposed online within the past week. See more stories on Insider's business page. The personal data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users has leaked online on a popular hacker forum, according to a Saturday report from Cyber News.The l...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, News, Trends, Social Media, Linkedin, Data Breach, Clubhouse, Paul Prudhomme, Tech Insider, IntSights, Katie Canales, Aaron Holmes, Jakub Porzycki NurPhoto

Breakthrough Starshot Photon Engines – Millions of Densely Packed Lasers

The status of the Breakthrough Starshot project (laser pushed sail for an interstellar mission). They have broken it down into three major challenges. The photon engine, the sail and communications.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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This startup summer could be blistering

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch , but free, and made for your weekend reading.  Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. The startup world could be in for a busy summer. Today the economy is improving. Unemployment is falling , while interest rates are staying low . There’s lots of new capital on offer, and some expectation that we’ll get bac...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Coinbase, Topps, Kudo, Melanie Perkins, The Exchange, Zach Perret, Fardad Zabetian, Topps SPAC, Alkami Technology IPO Plaid, Kudo Coinbase

Here's what we know about the 2 prominent lawyers Rep. Matt Gaetz hired in federal sex-trafficking probe

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. AP Rep. Matt Gaetz has secured help in fighting a federal sexual misconduct probe, hiring two high-profile lawyers, Mark Mukasey and Isabelle Kirshner, to defend him. Officials are trying to determine whether Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl or violated sex-trafficking laws. M...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Congress, Washington, New York City, US, Trends, Gop, New York Times, Manhattan, Capitol Hill, Department Of Justice, Giuliani, Donald Trump, George W Bush

Let’s talk about gaslighting and fundraising

“Most of the startups I give advice to about how to raise venture capital shouldn’t be raising venture capital,” an investor recently told me. While the idea that every startup isn’t venture-backable might run counter to the narrative to the barrage of funding news each week, I think it’s important to double click on the topic. Plus, it keeps coming up, off the record, on phone calls with investors! As venture grows as an asset class, the access to capital has broadened from a dollar perspective...
Tags: Startups, TC, Marketplace, Tech, Austin, New Jersey, Fundraising, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Treasury, EC, Taylor, Equity, Fintech, Coinbase, Affirm

NASA delays historic flight of Mars helicopter Ingenuity for several days

An historic flight in which a 4-pound NASA helicopter would attempt to hover above the surface of Mars this weekend was delayed by at least several days on Saturday, April 10, officials said. #MarsHelicopter 1st flight attempt delayed to no earlier than April 14 During the high-speed spin test, the sequence ended early during the transition from "preflight" to "flight" mode. The helicopter is safe & healthy. The team is diagnosing the issue. — ...
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Watch NASA attempt to fly its Ingenuity helicopter on Mars for the first time on Wednesday

An artist's concept of NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter flying. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA could fly its Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, for the first time on Wednesday. If it flies successfully, it may change how we explore planets - and beam back unprecedented video. Watch NASA's livestream from mission control below. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is about to fly its Mars helicopter for the first time. The feat could revolutionize spaceflight.The helicopter, ca...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Spaceflight, Helicopter, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Wright, Pasadena California, NASA JPL Caltech, Ingenuity, Tech Insider, Ravich, Mimi Aung

Containers for Auckland leaving by train and truck from Whangārei

A third load of containers bound for Auckland have been unloaded at Northport, with the 1116 containers being transported by road and rail.The Constantinos P left the deepwater port at Marsden Pt on Easter Sunday after Northport's... [Author: [email protected]]
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Tips to Improve Your Website

Competition just got tougher on the internet. With practically every business on the planet setting up shop online to reach customers farther and faster, you’re going to have to make sure your website is a cut above the rest.  Throughout the years, it’s been found that a visually appealing website does help give that much-needed boost to site traffic, which in turn can lead to opportunities for sales and conversions. However, there are many other factors that contribute to consumers’ behavior...
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Godzilla vs. Kong: A morphologist chooses the real winner

The 2021 film “Godzilla vs. Kong" pits the two most iconic movie monsters of all time against each other. And fans are now picking sides.Even the most fantastical creatures have some basis in scientific reality, so the natural world is a good place to look to better understand movie monsters. I study functional morphology – how skeletal and tissue traits allow animals to move – and evolution in extinct animals. I am also a huge fan of monster movies. Ultimately, this is a fight between a giant r...
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There are 10 people on the International Space Station right now

Three new astronauts arrived at the ISS yesterday, and it'll be a tight squeeze for a few days as there are 10 people now on the station.
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A new study found that Black women are 3 times more likely to die from COVID-19 when compared to white men

Spencer Platt/Getty Images A new study found that Black women are three times likelier than white men to die from COVID-19. The findings underscore systemic inequalities that make people of color more vulnerable to COVID-19. Data released last year showed Black people were also twice as likely as white people to contract the virus. See more stories on Insider's business page. New research suggests Black women are dying from the coronavirus at higher rates than any other demographic i...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Georgia, Cbs, Michigan, Black, Black Women, University of Maine, White Men, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Sze, Journal of Internal Medicine

NASA delays Mars helicopter flight after a crucial rotor-blade-spinning test ended abruptly

The Perseverance rover captured the Ingenuity helicopter before (left) and after (right) spinning its rotor blades at low speed. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA has delayed the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars helicopter to Wednesday. A crucial test to spin Ingenuity's blades at full speed ended abruptly due to a "watchdog" timer. It's not clear what the issue was but NASA will have to redo the test before flying. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has delayed the fi...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Spaceflight, Helicopter, Mount Everest, Ingenuity, Tech Insider, Thomas Zurbuchen, Mimi Aung, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Perseverance Mars Rover, NASA JPL Caltech ASU NASA

Salesforce invests $40 million in text-marketing startup Community

Noam Galai/Contributor/Getty Images Salesforce is investing $40 million in a text-marketing startup called Community. Community, which started as a tool for celebrities to message fans, is now pitching to businesses. See more stories on Insider's business page. Salesforce is investing $40 million in the text-marketing startup, Community, the Wall Street Journal reported. The new funding, which comes through the company's investment division, Salesforce Ventures, brings Community&#...
Tags: Media, Advertising, Trends, Community, Jennifer Lopez, Salesforce, Ashton Kutcher, Wall Street Journal, Mailchimp, Salesforce Ventures, Weissman, Tech Insider, Noam Galai, Rosenheck, Joshua Weissman, Dan Whateley

Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw said he'll be 'essentially blind' for a month after emergency eye surgery

Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a Republican from Texas, stands outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw said he'll be "essentially blind" for at least a month. Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, lost his right eye while serving in Afghanistan in 2012. Crenshaw said he underwent emergency surgery Friday in Houston for a detached retina in his left eye. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a two-term Republican representing...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Congress, Navy, Trends, Afghanistan, Houston, Republican, Navy SEAL, Debbie Dingell, CRENSHAW, US Capitol, Lois Frankel, VA Medical Center, Dan Crenshaw

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says that voters waiting in long lines can order from Uber Eats

Gov. Brian Kemp (R-Georgia) speaks during an April 3 news conference in Atlanta about Major League Baseball's decision to move the 2021 All-Star Game over the league's objection to the state's new voting law. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson Gov. Brian Kemp suggested that voters waiting in long lines could order food from delivery apps. "They can order a pizza," he said. "They can order Grubhub or Uber Eats, right?" Kemp then accused Democratic-led jurisdictions of mismanaging their ele...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, News, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Delta, Biden, Coca Cola, Major League Baseball, Uber Eats, State, NewsMax

Acceptance rates at elite colleges hit a record low as students face cancelled college entrance exams and online learning difficulties

A view of a gate to Harvard Yard on the campus of Harvard University on July 8, 2020 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic has made it harder for students to land a coveted spot at an Ivy League. Canceled college entrance exams and remote learning contribute to the "record low" admission rates. Ivy Leagues are under pressure to have more diversity after the Varsity Blues scandal. See more stories on Insider's business page. The coronavirus pand...
Tags: News, Trends, Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Ivy League, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Cornell, Columbia, Admissions, Cambridge Massachusetts, College Board, Harvard Yard, David Coleman, Harvard Crimson

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