In April of this year, Do Kwon was on top of the world. The cryptocurrency he created, Luna, was worth billions of dollars; its novel algorithm was the talk of the tech world. Kwon racked up hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitter, where his fans referred to themselves as “Lunatics.” Kwon was so besotted with the technology he named his daughter Luna. On Sunday, the crypto world’s golden boy was added to Interpol’s most wanted list. The story of how Kwon went from a high-powered startup founder to international fugitive starts in 2018, when he founded his doomed company, TerraForm Labs. Kwon, a South Korea native and Stanford graduate, worked as a software engineer at Microsoft and Apple before founding the company, which he claimed would be “the largest decentralized money in crypto, period.” The company’s chief products were a standard cryptocurrency, Luna, and a so-called stablecoin, Terra. Stablecoins are a kind of cryptocurrency meant to maintain a steady … [Read more...] about How a Big-Talking Crypto Mogul Became an International Fugitive
Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei disclosed on Monday that he attended a series of confidential meetings with European and American leaders on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly last week. “Those were meetings with Europeans and Americans. They asked us to keep our conversations confidential,” Makei said, according to Belarusian state news agency Belta. The foreign minister of Belarus , a key ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s even as Russia wages war in Ukraine , declined to elaborate on the substance of the meetings. Makei only alluded vaguely to the idea that the meetings would be damaging to the United States should their contents leak out into the public eye. “Belarus has probably reached such a potential that the information about the meeting… might destroy even such a superpower as the United States,” Makei said. The mysterious meetings come on the heels of a series of defeats for Russia on the battlefield in … [Read more...] about Putin Ally Teases Secret Meetings ‘That Could Destroy’ America
Click here to read the full article. Across the right-wing American landscape, pundits, politicians and influencers are extremely pleased by the results of Sunday’s elections in Italy. That’s because the country has thrown substantial support behind the Brothers of Italy, a party with roots in post-World War II fascism, led by Giorgia Meloni , who is poised to become the first woman prime minister in the nation’s history. Much of the adulation was reserved for Meloni herself, a forceful 45-year-old who likes to rail against immigration, abortion, same-sex marriage, and the European Union. One clip from a notable speech she made in 2019 at the World Congress of Families — the Southern Poverty Law Center describes it as “an umbrella for a massive network of interconnected organizations” that want to strip back rights and protections for LGBTQ people — made the social media rounds to great approval. More from Rolling Stone Ted Cruz Has Been Breathlessly Touting a … [Read more...] about The American Right Is Gaga for Giorgia Meloni, Italy’s Next Prime Minister
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for September 26 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! Japan's state funeral for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday is under the spotlight as authorities seek to avoid the kind of security blunders exposed in his assassination in July. Abe was shot from close range by a man with a homemade gun while on the campaign trail in the western city of Nara, an act that shocked a nation where violent crime is rare and dignitaries tend to travel with only modest protection. Japanese authorities – including Prime Minister Fumio Kishida - have acknowledged security flaws contributed to Abe's death. With scores of foreign VIPs among those attending the funeral at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan, they do not appear to be taking any chances. SHINZO ABE DEAD: JAPAN'S LONGEST-SERVING PRIME MINISTER WAS CONSERVATIVE … [Read more...] about Tokyo tightens security in advance of Shinzo Abe’s funeral
Few San Francisco dim sum restaurants enjoy the notoriety of Yank Sing . Adored by downtown office workers and tourists alike, the gargantuan restaurant at Rincon Center is known for drawing incredible crowds, particularly on the weekends. But since the pandemic, Yank Sing seems to have quieted down a bit. Nabbing a reservation for six (which, naturally, turned into eight once word got around my office) only a day in advance was a breeze. When my group turned up at 1 p.m. on a Thursday, the restaurant was hardly full. I’m going to be honest. I was having a rough week when I visited Yank Sing. But the vaguely fancy decor — white tablecloths, gold accents and fake plants — reminded me so strongly of the Chinese restaurant that my family used to frequent for special occasions when I was a kid that I was instantly soothed. I ordered jasmine tea for the table, and all was right in the world. (Photos by Blair Heagerty) (Photos by Blair Heagerty) The dining room … [Read more...] about Famous San Francisco dim sum restaurant Yank Sing is where tourists, co-workers and locals collide
(BPT) - No place in your home has the potential to blend utility and luxury quite like the shower. When you step into that space, it's about more than getting clean. It's your own little oasis in a busy world where you can rejuvenate and focus on self-care. If your current shower leaves something to be desired, it's time to invest in your house and in yourself with an upgrade. Whether your budget allows a complete remodel or you simply want to enhance the current space, here are three elements to elevating the shower with touches of luxury and lasting appeal. Timeless design Design trends come and go, so when you're deciding on the design components for your shower, consider a timeless aesthetic and high-quality materials that will last. For example, the Statement Showering Collection re-envisions showering at the most basic level and brings a range of unique shapes and sizes to the shower, breathing new life into well-loved standards and marrying the latest in technology … [Read more...] about 3 elements to transform your shower into a soothing oasis
(BPT) - Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) — part of RWJBarnabas Health, the largest and most comprehensive academic healthcare system in New Jersey — is completely reimagining cancer care. The Livingston, New Jersey-based facility recently broke ground on a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center on its hospital campus. The $225 million, freestanding outpatient facility, scheduled for 2025 completion, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated oncology services offered by RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. This innovative care model is transforming the delivery of cancer services across New Jersey, bringing groundbreaking discoveries, clinical research and expertise from Rutgers Cancer Institute to patients close to home. “The new Cancer Center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center will be a regional destination for cancer care, building on the … [Read more...] about Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Comprehensive Cancer Center
Photo-Illustration: by Intelligencer; Photo by Cathrine White Chris Cuomo is attempting a comeback — or at least, he’s “moving forward,” as he tells Kara Swisher in this episode of our new podcast , On With Kara Swisher . Just a couple years ago, the former CNN anchor was hosting chummy (and extremely popular) segments interviewing his brother, then New York governor Andrew Cuomo , on a network run by his friend, then CNN chief Jeff Zucker . These days, he’s taping his own podcast, The Chris Cuomo Project , from his dining room while gearing up for a new cable show on a far smaller network, NewsNation — and seeking $125 million in damages from his former employer. Cuomo was unceremoniously dismissed from CNN late last year after a multi-month saga that centered around the relationship between the anchor and his brother. First there was the governor’s downplaying of nursing-home deaths , which by June 2020 led CNN to reinstate a ban on the brotherly … [Read more...] about Chris Cuomo Wants to Move Forward. Can He?
Illustration: Doug Chayka One way to understand the past five years of social media is as a race to see who can copy TikTok the fastest and with the least dignity. Instagram (Reels), YouTube (Shorts), and most recently Facebook (Suggested for You) have all undergone covetous and occasionally disastrous renovations inspired by the video-sharing service. It was notable, then, when TikTok announced a copycat of its own on September 15, “a daily prompt to capture a ten-second video or a static photo to easily share what you’re up to.” This, the company says, is a way to share “your most authentic moments with the people who matter the most.” Users of BeReal , the French photo-sharing app that rocketed to popularity this year, will recognize the concept: the surprise notification; the apparently simultaneous double-camera image capture; a suggestion of “realness” or “authenticity.” Lest it be said that TikTok isn’t innovating, it will give users three minutes rather than … [Read more...] about TikTok Is the New King of Social Media. Now What?
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 13 ROME (AP) — The Brothers of Italy party, which won the most votes in Italy’s national election, has its roots in the post-World War II neo-fascist Italian Social Movement. Keeping the movement's most potent symbol, the tricolor flame, Giorgia Meloni has taken Brothers of Italy from a fringe far-right group to Italy's biggest party. A century after Benito Mussolini’s 1922 March on Rome, which brought the fascist dictator to power, Meloni is poised to lead Italy's first far-right-led government since World War II and Italy's first woman premier. HOW DID POST-FASCISM BEGIN IN ITALY? The Italian Social Movement, or MSI, was founded in 1946 by Giorgio Almirante, a chief of staff in Mussolini’s last government. It drew fascist sympathizers and officials into its ranks following Italy’s role in the war, when it was allied with … [Read more...] about EXPLAINER: How a party of neo-fascist roots won big in Italy