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The U.S. Airlines Most Likely To Bump Passengers [Infographic]
Publisher:  Forbes Real Time
Thursday, 21 November 2019 06:11

Ahead of Thanksgiving and America's prime travel season, do passengers need to be afraid of airlines bumping them?

Furious China vows to ‘fight back’ after Congress backs HK democracy
Publisher:  Raw Story
Thursday, 21 November 2019 06:10

China on Thursday accused the United States of seeking to “destroy” Hong Kong and threatened retaliation after Congress passed new legislation supporting the pro-democracy movement that has thrown the city into nearly six months of turmoil. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act “indulges violent criminals” […]

Joe: Wednesday was sad and depressing to watch
Publisher:  msnbc
Thursday, 21 November 2019 06:09

The Morning Joe panel recaps Wednesday's hearing with Gordon Sondland, the American ambassador to the E.U., before the House Intelligence Committee and why Joe Scarborough says the hearing was sad and depressing to watch.

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This code unlocks a stunning Black Friday deal on Surfshark VPN
Publisher:  Mashable
Thursday, 21 November 2019 06:09

TL;DR: Surfshark VPN is on sale for £1.41 a month with the code surfsharkdeal, saving you 85% on list price.


In the never-ending quest for the very best deals, sometimes all it takes is a code. This humble collection of letters can unlock all manner of discounts and offers.

With a little help from the code surfsharkdeal, you can now subscribe to Surfshark VPN for as little as £1.41 a month. This two-year plan also includes an extra three months for free, meaning you're protected for 27 months in total. 

This impressive deal is discounted by 85% on list price, and by the end of the contract you end up saving over £200. It's also fully refundable for 30 days, which covers you in case you don't like the service or you find a better deal elsewhere. We think that's unlikely, though. Read more...

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2020 Michelin Stars in Spain and Portugal: Who Got the New Stars?
Publisher:  Forbes Real Time
Thursday, 21 November 2019 06:06

Last night was a good night for rising chefs in Spain and Portugal.

Here are 7 key moments from the Democratic primary debate
Publisher:  Raw Story
Thursday, 21 November 2019 06:06

Top Democratic candidates for president gathered on Wednesday night in Georgia to debate their respective qualifications for office, all under the shadow of ongoing impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives. But while they took the time to address President Donald Trump’s conduct and wrongdoing, they didn’t let his issues dominate the night. They addressed […]

Dutch footballers will stand still on the pitch and refuse to play this weekend after a player was called a 'negro' and 'cotton picker' by fans
Publisher:  business insider
Thursday, 21 November 2019 06:04

Ahmad Mendes Moreira

Footballers across the Netherlands will stand still and not play for the first minute of their matches this weekend after the reported racial abuse of an Excelsior Rotterdam player, the BBC reports.

Ahmad Mendes Moreira, 24, was called a "negro and cotton-picker" by Den Bosch fans, after which the game at the Van Donge & De Roo Stadion on Sunday was halted for 10 minutes.

 

Whilst players competing in first and second division matches in the Netherlands stand still this weekend, the words "Racism? Then we don't play football," will appear on screens in the grounds, according to the BBC.

An extra minute will be added at the end of the first half to compensate.

A number of Dutch players, including Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay, have already made individual stands against the abuse suffered by Mendes Moreira.

After scoring his first of his three goals for the Netherlands against Estonia on Tuesday, Wijnaldum held out his arm next to his teammate Frenkie de Jong's, and pointed to the colors of their skin.

Depay, who plays from Olympique Lyonnais, posted a number of anti-racism tweets after the incident, one which read: "I'm sick and tired to see these images over and over! When is it going to stop!!? #SayNoToRacism."

Mendes Moreira told Rijnmond that the abuse "hurts so much because it is so personal," and that it left him feeling "powerless" because there "is nothing you can do about it."

The Dutch authorities are investigating the incident.

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A black Dutch soccer player held his arm against his white teammate's in a powerful response to racial abuse in his home country

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An Italian youth football team plans to wear blackface as an anti-racism gesture, and it has the support of the Italian FA

A Bulgaria crowd appeared to make monkey chants and Nazi salutes at England's black players, and the team's captain begged the fans to stop

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Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah's Daily Show picks some winners and a loser of the 5th Democratic debate
Publisher:  The Week
Thursday, 21 November 2019 06:04

Ten Democrats gathered at Tyler Perry's studio in Atlanta on Wednesday for the fifth presidential debate, and Stephen Colbert took The Late Show live so he could cover it. Sen. "Amy Klobuchar had the first laugh of the night," recalling that in her first Senate race she "raised $17,000 from ex-boyfriends," he said. "Now I'm sure you didn't mean it this way, senator, but technically, if they're giving you cash, they've not called boyfriends."

But Joe Biden had the toughest night, Colbert said. For example, he appeared to agree with Kim Jong Un that he's "a rabid dog who needs to be beaten with a stick," then he "emphasized the importance of ending violence against women, but with a really, really poor choice of words." Sen Cory Booker (D-N.J.) "had a little fun when he lit up Joe Biden," he added, "then Biden tried to brag about his appeal to African-Americans," awkwardly. Colbert sighed: "You know somewhere out there Donald Trump is going: 'Oh my god, I can't believe I risked impeachment over Joe. Someone please tell me there's a Hunter Buttigieg!'"

"The major change from the last debate is the rise of Pete Buttigieg," Trevor Noah said at The Daily Show. "Between Buttigieg, Biden, [Sen. Elizabeth] Warren, and Bernie [Sanders], this has become a four-way race — and if you include Cory Booker, it's still a four-way race." A lot of the debate covered familiar ground, he said, "but one new thing we did see tonight was some brand new beefs, like Elizabeth Warren versus Cory Booker on the wealth tax," and "Kamala Harris versus Tulsi Gabbard."

"There were weird, odd bedfellows, like Tom Steyer and Joe Biden going after each other; Tulsi Gabbard was like Yosemite Sam in a white pantsuit," political analyst Alex Wagner told Colbert, but she saw little of the typical Democratic "outright cannibalization." John Heilemann said he thought Buttigieg had a good night, Harris and Booker had some cable-friendly moments, and Booker and Harris both openly mocking Biden made it a bad night for Biden.

The Daily Show's Roy Wood Jr. actually spoke with a panel of black voters in Atlanta, and nobody dug Biden. Watch below.


MSNBC Post-Debate Analysis
Publisher:  Newsvine
Thursday, 21 November 2019 06:02

MSNBC Post-Debate Analysis

Insurtech Research Report: The trends & technologies allowing insurance startups to compete
Publisher:  business insider
Thursday, 21 November 2019 06:02

Insurtech 2.0

Tech-driven disruption in the insurance industry continues at pace, and we're now entering a new phase — the adaptation of underlying business models. 

That's leading to ongoing changes in the distribution segment of the industry, but more excitingly, we are starting to see movement in the fundamentals of insurance — policy creation, underwriting, and claims management. 

This report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, will briefly review major changes in the insurtech segment over the past year. It will then examine how startups and legacy players across the insurance value chain are using technology to develop new business models that cut costs or boost revenue, and, in some cases, both. Additionally, we will provide our take on the future of insurance as insurtech continues to proliferate. 

Here are some of the key takeaways:

  • Funding is flowing into startups and helping them scale, while legacy players have moved beyond initial experiments and are starting to implement new technology throughout their businesses. 
  • Distribution, the area of the insurance value chain that was first to be disrupted, continues to evolve. 
  • The fundamentals of insurance — policy creation, underwriting, and claims management — are starting to experience true disruption, while innovation in reinsurance has also continued at pace.
  • Insurtechs are using new business models that are enabled by a variety of technologies. In particular, they're using automation, data analytics, connected devices, and machine learning to build holistic policies for consumers that can be switched on and off on-demand.
  • Legacy insurers, as opposed to brokers, now have the most to lose — but those that move swiftly still have time to ensure they stay in the game.

 In full, the report:

  • Reviews major changes in the insurtech segment over the past year.
  • Examines how startups and legacy players across distribution, insurance, and reinsurance are using technology to develop new business models.
  • Provides our view on what the future of the insurance industry looks like, which Business Insider Intelligence calls Insurtech 2.0.

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