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LaunchPad Success Story: Joshua Pierce, The Diversity Org Founder Gives First

Joshua Pierce knows the impact one opportunity or one mentor can have on a young person’s trajectory. As a Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars alum, he is living the “give first” mantra by building a nonprofit organization to educate underserved students about how to acquire economic success. Learn more about his journey and where he hopes to take the Diversity Org in the future. A 2018 graduate of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and former participant in NYU’s Entrepreneurial Institut...
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Samuel L. Jackson to Play a Retired Hitman in New Movie, Finally Doing Something Different For Once

I always love it when actors test their limits and push themselves to try things they’ve never done before. That’s why I’m thrilled that Samuel L. Jackson will be playing – get this – a retired hitman in a new untitled movie from the directors of Focus. Jackson as a hitman? What a concept! All snark aside, Jackson has played hitmen on screen before (famously doing so in Pulp Fiction and The Hitman’s Bodyguard), so it obviously makes sense that a risk-averse company would want to finance a mov...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Jackson, Samuel-L-Jackson, Morris, Leslie, Matthew Stone, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Action/Adventure, Ficarra, Requa, Morris Stokes, Phillip Morris John Davis


Married co-founders are a startup’s secret weapon

“If I was running Clearbanc by myself, it probably would have gone off the cliff eight times at this point,” says Clearbanc co-founder Andrew D’Souza.  “If I were running the company by myself, it would be half its size,” adds Michele Romanow, Clearbanc’s other co-founder. In addition to starting the $420 million-backed fintech company together, D’Souza and Romanow are in a relationship. The two initially met at an event in San Francisco, and followed up with a friendly informational int...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mexico, La, China, Groupon, America, San Francisco, Tech, Canada, United States, Brookfield, Silicon Valley, Dell, Andreessen Horowitz, New York Stock Exchange


Samuel L. Jackson to Teams with Focus Directors for Hitman Thriller

Samuel L. Jackson to Teams with Focus Directors for Hitman Thriller According to Deadline, Samuel L. Jackson has been tapped to star as a retired hitman in a yet-to-be-titled thriller from Focus directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra. RELATED: Robert Pattinson’s Batman Revealed in Official Camera Test! Per the report, the actor will play Morris Stokes, a well-renowned former hitman for mob boss Easy-A, who is thrust back into action when his nephew, Leslie, makes a terrible mistake. Rather t...
Tags: Movies, News, Casting, Action, Robert Pattinson, Jackson, Focus, Samuel L. Jackson, Stokes, Hitman, Leslie, John Davis, Matthew Stone, John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, ComingSoon


Snoop Dogg Apologizes for Attacking Gayle King Over Kobe Bryant Rape Allegation Question

(NEW YORK) — After days of blistering criticism, Snoop Dogg has finally apologized to Gayle King for attacking her over her interview with former basketball star Lisa Leslie about the late Kobe Bryant. “Two wrongs don’t make no right. when you’re wrong, you gotta fix it,” he said in an Instagram post on Wednesday. “So with that being said, Gayle King, I publicly tore you down by coming at you in a derogatory manner based off of emotions of me being angry at a question you asked. Overreact...
Tags: New York, Celebrities, News, Instagram, Obama, Cbs News, Uncategorized, Bill Cosby, Susan Rice, Cbs, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Oprah Winfrey, King, Snoop Dogg, Lakers


From execs to budtenders, 2,000 people have lost their jobs in cannabis. We're keeping track of all the job cuts across the industry here.

Cannabis companies have been hit with a wave of layoffs, amounting to around 2,000 jobs lost across both startups and public companies. The job cuts come amid a broader downturn in the sector. One index of marijuana stocks lost about 50% of its value in 2019. On the private side, a tight funding environment has made it difficult for growth-stage cannabis startups to raise capital. Click here for more BI Prime stories, and subscribe to our weekly cannabis newsletter, Cultivated. The once red-h...
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Workers on the front lines of coronavirus response at 6 US hospitals reveal what they do when a suspected case comes in

A new coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has infected 13 people in the US. Staff at six US hospitals told Business Insider about how they are handling potential coronavirus patients. People who might have the virus get a negative-pressure isolation chamber, and staff wear protective gear while treating their symptoms and investigating their illness. For the latest case total, death toll, and travel information, see Business Insider's live updates here. Visit Business Insider's homepa...
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OPEN POST: Snoop Dogg Wants You To Know He Doesn’t Really Want To ‘HARM’ Gayle King… (VIDEO)

Rapper Snoop Dogg/Lion was in his feelings this past weekend after a clip of Gayle King interviewing Lisa Leslie went viral. In case you missed it, King vigerously questioned Leslie about Kobe Bryant’s 2003 rape accusation, and several celebrities took to Instagram to chastise the journalist about the way she handled the interview. Snoop initially threatened King on his social media timeline, but soon deleted the post and decided to take another route. Details + video below… (more…) Rel...
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CBS News Head Calls Threats Against Gayle King ‘Reprehensible’

NEW YORK — The CBS News chief called threats against journalist Gayle King “reprehensible” Saturday as backlash grew against rapper Snoop Dogg and others critical of King for an interview where she asked about a sexual assault charge against the late Kobe Bryant. Snoop Dogg issued a warning to King online this week following her interview with WNBA player Lisa Leslie about Bryant, the former Los Angeles Lakers star killed in a helicopter crash with his young daughter and seven others on Jan...
Tags: Twitter, New York, Television, Celebrities, News, Media, Nbc, Colorado, Cbs News, Uncategorized, New Jersey, Bill Cosby, Susan Rice, Cbs, Oprah Winfrey, Msnbc


Oprah Gets Emotional Over Best Friend Gayle King’s Kobe Bryant Interview Controversy, Says King is Receiving Death Threats

Media mogul Oprah is no stranger to scrutiny and controversy, but it’s admittedly hard to see her best friend be attacked and dragged on social media. Oprah got emotional today (Feb. 7) during an appearance on Today with Hoda & Jenna while discussing the criticism Gayle King has received for asking several questions about Kobe Bryant’s 2003 rape case in an interview with Bryant’s friend WNBA star Lisa Leslie. Oprah even revealed that King has received death threats and now has to be escorted by ...
Tags: TV, Celebs, Interviews, Pop Culture, Jazz, Cbs, Kobe Bryant, Oprah, King, WNBA, Gayle, Bryant, Leslie, Gayle King, Lisa Leslie, Hoda Jenna


Oprah: Gayle King Receiving Death Threats, ‘Not Doing Well’ After Backlash to Kobe Bryant Interview Question

(NEW YORK) — Oprah Winfrey says her friend Gayle King is facing death threats following a social media backlash caused by an interview with retired WNBA star Lisa Leslie that concerned the late Kobe Bryant. On an appearance on Hoda & Jenna & Friends on Friday, Winfrey said King “is not doing well” and has to travel with security because of threats. ”She feels very much attacked.” CBS released an excerpt to promote King’s interview with Leslie. The clip, distributed online and on CBS News’ s...
Tags: News, Colorado, Cbs News, Uncategorized, Sports, Los Angeles, Cbs, Associated Press, Kobe Bryant, Oprah Winfrey, Oprah, Staples Center, 50 Cent, King, WNBA, Snoop Dogg


Aurora Cannabis just laid off 500 workers amid an industry slump. We're keeping track of all the job cuts across cannabis here.

Cannabis companies have been hit with a wave of layoffs, amounting to over 1,800 jobs lost across both startups and public companies. The job cuts come amid a broader downturn in the sector. One index of marijuana stocks lost about 50% of its value in 2019. On the private side, a tight funding environment has made it difficult for growth-stage cannabis startups to raise capital. Click here for more BI Prime stories, and subscribe to our weekly cannabis newsletter, Cultivated. The once red-hot...
Tags: New York, Colorado, California, Kentucky, Ipo, Massachusetts, US, Toronto, San Francisco, Trends, CMO, Colombia, Canada, Arizona, Denmark, Fidelity


Workers at 6 US hospitals reveal how they respond to potential coronavirus cases — including face shields and negative-pressure isolation chambers

A new coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China has infected a dozen people in the US. Staff at six US hospitals told Business Insider how they are handling potential coronavirus patients. People who might have the virus get a negative-pressure isolation chamber, and staff wear protective gear while treating their symptoms and investigating their illness. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hospitals across the US have negative-pressure isolation chambers, face shields, and ...
Tags: South Korea, Cdc, Washington, China, US, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Jordan, Wuhan, Business Insider, Providence, Martinez, Yale School of Medicine, Leslie, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Gayle King Says She Is ‘Very Angry’ Over CBS’ Promotion of Her Kobe Bryant Interview Question

(NEW YORK) — In the wake of a social media backlash, CBS’ Gayle King says she is embarrassed and angry with how the network promoted part of her interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie that concerned the late Kobe Bryant. King responded via Twitter on Thursday to address the reaction to a video clip from her wide-ranging “CBS This Morning” interview with Leslie that aired Tuesday. The clip, distributed online and on CBS News’ social media accounts, focused on a portion of the interview where L...
Tags: New York, Television, News, Media, Colorado, Cbs News, Uncategorized, Cbs, Associated Press, 50 Cent, King, WNBA, Snoop Dogg, Southern California, Bryant, Leslie


Gayle King Responds After Being Dragged for Kobe Bryant Rape Case Questions: “I’d Be Extremely Angry With Me Too”

Gayle King is furious and facing controversy head-on after CBS released a salacious clip without her knowledge from an interview with WNBA superstar Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant’s legacy. The clip went viral and King was promptly dragged on social media on Wednesday (Feb. 5) for bringing up Bryant’s dismissed 2004 rape trial. Leslie was praised for how she handled the line of questioning. Instead of reading a scripted on-air statement, King posted a 4-minute Instagram video early Thursday morni...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Interviews, Sports, Nba, Pop Culture, Jazz, Cbs, Kobe Bryant, King, WNBA, Cbs This Morning, Bryant, Lisa, Leslie, Gianna


Tilray just laid off 10% of its workers amid an industry slump. We're keeping track of all the job cuts across cannabis here.

Cannabis companies have been hit with a wave of layoffs, amounting to over 1,300 jobs lost across both startups and public companies. The job cuts come amid a broader downturn in the sector. One index of marijuana stocks lost about 50% of its value in 2019. On the private side, a tight funding environment has made it difficult for growth-stage cannabis startups to raise capital. Click here for more BI Prime stories, and subscribe to our weekly cannabis newsletter, Cultivated. The once red-hot...
Tags: New York, Colorado, California, Kentucky, Ipo, Massachusetts, US, Toronto, San Francisco, Trends, CMO, Colombia, Canada, Arizona, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs


Cannabis companies have slashed over 1,200 jobs in recent weeks. We're keeping track of all the cuts here.

Cannabis companies have been hit with a wave of layoffs, amounting to over 1,200 jobs lost across both startups and public companies. The job cuts come amid a broader downturn in the sector. One index of marijuana stocks lost about 50% of its value in 2019. On the private side, a tight funding environment has made it difficult for growth-stage cannabis startups to raise capital. Click here for more BI Prime stories, and subscribe to our weekly cannabis newsletter, Cultivated. The once red-hot...
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‘Angels’ in Hell: The Culture of Misogyny Inside Victoria’s Secret

A Times investigation found widespread bullying and harassment of employees and models. The company expresses “regret.”
Tags: News, Times, Victoria's Secret, Sexual Harassment, L Brands Inc, Leslie, Wexner, Workplace Hazards and Violations, Models (Professional, Razek, Edward (1948-


CULTIVATED: MedMen CEO steps down, inside the psychedelic medicine boom, and more

Welcome to Cultivated, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every week. If you want a discount to BI Prime to read our stories, sign up here! Happy Friday, Welcome to another edition of Cultivated. Last week, I moderated a panel at Green Market Report's The Economics of Psychedelic Investing conference in Midtown Manhattan. You can read my...
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‘Don’t Quit Your Day Job’: On Working Through a Health Crisis

I had mental health issues in 1991 that caused me to be hospitalized for two weeks, after which I received a diagnosis of bipolar illness. My psychiatrist at the time encouraged me to go back to my full-time teaching job immediately after getting out of the psychiatric ward. This was hard, but I think it was the best thing I could have done in the long run. I remember I was hospitalized in the summer right before the fall semester began. I didn’t have my textbooks to create a syllabus. My b...
Tags: Psychology, Cancer, Personal, Bipolar, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Bipolar Disorder, Hospitalization, Leslie


Every Coach Needs a Coach Too

As I compliantly and happily took instruction and received feedback from my Pilates trainer, it was not only my body that was lighting up with the positive, intentional attention but my mind as well. As I quieted my own tendency to want to support, serve, and coach in order to be on the receiving end of good support, I found myself smiling and gratefully accepting help. I don’t do that very well. I don’t ask for help readily or accept help with ease, though I have learned the important lesson of...
Tags: Leadership, Self-awareness, Coaching, Well-being, Personal Growth, Leslie, Leadership Development, Growth Mindset, David Ulrich, Getting Help, Leslie Yerkes, Catalyst Consulting Group, Weatherhead School of Executive Education


Cool Galentine’s Day gift ideas for your BFF, Leslie Knope style

Galentine’s Day is February 13, and if you don’t know about it yet, prepare to become a fan. It was created by Amy Poehler’s Parks & Recreation character, Leslie Knope, to celebrate strong female friendships. In Leslie’s own words: Oh, it’s the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I […]
Tags: Shopping, Valentine's Day, Amy Poehler, Leslie Knope, Leslie, Parks Recreation, Gifts For Women, Valentine's Day Gifts, Custom Gifts, Gifts For Teens + Tweens, Valentines Cards


Let’s be like Leslie Carlson and make driving the speed limit a hot new trend

“What started as an exercise in modifying my own behavior has become an interesting social experiment in watching other drivers react.”— Leslie Carlson It’s a major source of frustration that so much time and money is spent trying to make roads safer, yet we could make major progress by simply slowing down. Make no mistake about it; speed kills (and hurts and maims and terrorizes). We’d be well on our way to Vision Zero if people always drove the speed limit. When I heard that P...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Speed, Cycling, Don, Leslie, TriMet, Speed Limits, Jonathan Maus, Leslie Carlson, Brink Communications, Se Division, Metro s Transportation Funding Task Force, Portlander Leslie Carlson


Die besten Serien-Lovestorys unserer Zeit

Sind wir mal ehrlich: Wir lieben die Liebe. Vor allem, wenn es sich um fiktionale Serien-Romanzen handelt, denn dann können wir regelrecht mit ihrer Beziehung mitfiebern. Wann werden die beiden endlich ein Paar? Bleiben sie glücklich bis ans Ende ihrer Tage? Schaffen sie es aus der obligatorisch dramatischen Beziehungskrise heraus? Wenn sie glücklich sind, sind wir es auch. Und wenn es zwischen ihnen mal nicht so gut läuft, bricht es uns irgendwie das Herz. Immerhin stellen gute TV-Lovestorys ...


‘Men Should Be Just As Responsible As Ladies’: Doctors Looking For Couples To Test Male Birth Control Gel

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (CBS Local) — Researchers at the University of Kansas conducting a clinical trial for a form of male birth control are looking for couples to test it out. The birth control comes in the form of a gel, which is applied to a man’s shoulder or arm daily. Its mix of testosterone and progestin is designed to decrease sperm count. “Weird,” one man told CBS affiliate KCTV. “Putting something on your shoulder?” “This is a hormonal therapy,” said Dr. Ajay Nangia, a professor and vice ch...
Tags: Health, Cbs, Offbeat, Kansas City, University of Kansas, Leslie, Local TV, KCTV, Talkers, CBS Local Researchers, Ajay Nangia, The University of Kansas Health System Nagia, KCTV KU


"[Film] critic Sheila O’Malley wrote about the phenomenon of 'back-ting,' in which an actor is turned away from the audience...."

"'To this day, I am fascinated by moments when actors turn their backs on the camera. It is actor as storyteller, actor as auteur.' Rewatching... Fight Club, I was surprised by just how many moments of back-ting there were, the most mesmerizing of which occurs in an early scene, when the eponymous club is just starting to gain traction. Tyler Durden (Pitt) is simply walking through a bar to the tune of 'Going Out West' by Tom Waits.""But in this singular moment, we can see, even from behind, tha...
Tags: Hollywood, Law, Punctuation, Actors, Tom Waits, Bette Davis, Davis, Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Fight Club, Tom, Pitt, Leslie, Tyler, William Wyler, Jesse James


Gorilla At San Diego Zoo Recovers From Cataract Surgery

Doctors from the University of California San Diego anesthetized Leslie and replaced the lens in her left eye. Now she's back with her troop in the zoo's gorilla habitat.
Tags: News, San Diego, University Of California San Diego, Leslie


Gorilla, 3, gets treated for cataract (VIDEO)

At UC San Diego, a group of experts came together to try and preserve the eyesight of 3-year-old gorilla who lives at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. A UCSD medical team assisted in surgery to remove a worsening cataract that had been caused by trauma. Leslie was the patient's name, and her caretakers had noticed that her left eye was becoming cloudier. From the UCSD announcement: Animal care specialists at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park were concerned when they noticed cloudiness in the...
Tags: Health, Post, Video, Technology, News, Medicine, Gorillas, Animals, Associated Press, Primates, Safari Park, Wonderful Creatures, UC San Diego, Leslie, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, UCSD


Dr. Stan Ford: Christmas Letter 2019

Dr. Stan Ford writes: Dear all, in this season I wish you all the best, and God's blessings in 2020. Please see attached my Christmas Letter 2019. Enjoy the reading! Happy Holidays, Stan 2019 brought many new experiences with it. Like last year, Austria had a great winter season with plenty of snow for those avid skiers. I skipped skiing this year and travelled to India for a discovery tour. Having been to India twice before, I decided to visit Rajasthan and l...
Tags: Europe, China, Germany, Berlin, India, Religion, Austria, Italy, Venice, States, Rajasthan, Dwayne, Institute, Michaela, Leslie, William J Zick


J-Boog Slams Fizz & Apryl Jones’ Relationship on “Love & Hip-Hop Hollywood” Reunion, Apryl Threatens to Expose Boog’s Secrets

J-Boog just made his Love & Hip-Hop reunion debut and let’s just say he fit right in. Though he mostly stayed out of the chaos while A1 Bentley, Lyrica, their mamas, and other cast members went at it, he didn’t hold back when it was time to discuss the hot-topic relationship between fellow B2K bandmate Fizz and Apryl Jones/other B2K bandmate’s baby mama. Boog repeatedly stated that he didn’t like getting in the middle of other people’s relationships, but he did admit that he would not like it if...
Tags: Reality TV, TV, Celebs, Hollywood, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Omarion, Trending, Leslie, Apryl, Love & Hip Hop Hollywood, Apryl Jones, Boog, FIZZ, LHHH