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Tottenham legend Greaves being treated in hospital
Publisher: News - English - America
Tuesday, 07 April 2020 17:40

The Spurs great has been admitted to a medical facility, however there is currently no link to the Covid-19 pandemic

Colton Underwood says he has 'made a full recovery' from coronavirus
Publisher:  FOXNews
Tuesday, 07 April 2020 17:40

Colton Underwood is feeling better after fighting off coronavirus.

Former GOP Rep. Campaigning With Gun Giveaway To Fend Off ‘Looting Hordes From Atlanta’
Publisher:  TPM News
Tuesday, 07 April 2020 17:40

Use your AR-15 to fend off “looting hordes” from Atlanta. So says a former congressman who’s trying to get back to the D.C. swamp.

As part of former Rep. Paul Broun’s (R-GA) bid to get back to Congress, he’s holding an AR-15 giveaway, he announced in a campaign video released Friday.

“In uncertain times like these, the right to defend yourself, your property and your family could not be more important,” the former member of Congress explains in the ad.

Give Broun’s campaign your email, and you could win a “liberty machine” to protect yourself from “looting hordes from Atlanta or a tyrannical government from Washington,” he says.

Broun’s well-known among observers of the right-wing fever swamps.

“I’ve come to understand that all that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and big bang theory — all that is lies from the pit of hell,” he famously told the Liberty Baptist Church Sportsman’s Banquet in 2012, before adding that he believed the earth was 9,000 years old.

Broun, who proudly claimed in a previous Senate campaign to have been the first member of Congress to call former President Barack Obama a socialist, has pulled the gun-giveaway stunt before.

During that campaign, he said Obama “would like nothing more than to ban the AR-15” and that, as a result, he was giving one way — just fork over your name, email address and zip code.

Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) beat Broun in that primary and ultimately won the Senate seat.

Broun’s latest video ends with him shooting at something off-camera. “God bless America,” the Georgia Republican says.

Officials ‘underestimated’ issues facing USNS Comfort to fight pandemic, expert says
Publisher:  New York Post
Tuesday, 07 April 2020 17:40

"The original assumption that they could control access onto the ship of patients who were free of COVID-19 was very unrealistic," said Stephen Morrison of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

The wild life of billionaire Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who eats one meal a day, dates models, and just said he's pouring $1 billion of his own wealth into a coronavirus relief fund (TWTR)
Publisher:  business insider
Tuesday, 07 April 2020 17:40

Jack Dorsey

  • Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter in 2006 and the company has made him a billionaire.
  • He is famous for his unusual life of luxury, including a daily fasting routine, regular ice baths, and a penchant for dating models.
  • Dorsey holds two CEO jobs at Twitter and Square, and activist investors Elliott Management have threatened to oust him from Twitter.
  • The CEO announced that he was putting an estimated 28% of his total wealth, or $1 billion, into relief efforts for the global coronavirus pandemic.
  • Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories.

From fighting armies of bots to quashing rumours about posting his beard hair to rapper Azealia Banks, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey leads an unusual life of luxury.

Dorsey has had a turbulent career in Silicon Valley. After cofounding Twitter in 2006, he was booted as the company's CEO two years later, but returned in 2015 having set up his second company, Square.

Since then, he has led the company through the techlash that has engulfed social media companies, at one point testifying before Congress alongside Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

His latest threat comes from Elliott Management, an activist investor seeking Dorsey's removal from Twitter, per Bloomberg reporting. The firm holds substantial stock in Twitter and four board seats.

Dorsey has elsewhere provoked his fair share of controversy and criticism, extolling fasting and ice baths as part of his daily routine. His existence is not entirely spartan, however. Like some other billionaires, he owns a stunning house, dates models, and drives fast cars.

Although he recently announced he would be using his wealth for more philanthropic efforts. The CEO posted his intentions on Twitter to put $1 billion of his own equity in Square into a new charity fund that would help fight the global coronavirus pandemic. The financial backing, Dorsey estimated, amounts to roughly 28% of his total wealth.

Scroll on to read more about the fabulous life of Jack Dorsey.

Rebecca Borison and Madeline Stone contributed reporting to an earlier version of this story.

SEE ALSO: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says the company will build support for a more remote workforce as concentrating employees in San Francisco 'is not serving us any longer'

Dorsey began programming while attending Bishop DuBourg High School in St. Louis.

At age 15, Dorsey wrote dispatch software that is still used by some taxi companies.

Source: Bio.

When he wasn't checking out specialty electronics stores or running a fantasy football league for his friends, Dorsey frequently attended punk-rock concerts.

These days Dorsey doesn't favour the spiky hairdo.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Like many of his fellow tech billionaires, Dorsey never graduated college.

He briefly attended the Missouri University of Science and Technology and transferred to New York University before calling it quits.

Source: Bio.

In 2000, Dorsey built a simple prototype that let him update his friends on his life via BlackBerry and email messaging.

Nobody else really seemed interested, so he put away the idea for a bit.

Source: The Unofficial Stanford Blog

Fun fact: Jack Dorsey is also a licensed masseur.

He got his license in about 2002, before exploding onto the tech scene.

Sources: The Wall Street Journal

He got a job at a podcasting company called Odeo, where he met his future Twitter cofounders.

Odeo went out of business in 2006, so Dorsey returned to his messaging idea, and Twitter was born.

On March 21, 2006, Dorsey posted the first tweet.

Dorsey kept his Twitter handle simple, "@jack."

Dorsey and his cofounders, Evan Williams and Biz Stone, bought the Twitter domain name for roughly $7,000.

Dorsey took out his nose ring to look the part of a CEO. He was 30 years old.

A year later, Dorsey was already less hands-on at Twitter.

By 2008, Williams had taken over as CEO, and Dorsey transitioned to chairman of Twitter's board. Dorsey immediately got started on new projects. He invested in Foursquare and launched a payments startup called Square that lets small-business owners accept credit card payments through a smartphone attachment.

Sources: Twitter and Bio.

In 2011, Dorsey got the chance to interview US President Barack Obama in the first Twitter Town Hall.

Dorsey had to remind Obama to keep his replies under 140 characters, Twitter's limit at the time.

Source: Twitter

Twitter went public in November 2013, and within hours Dorsey was a billionaire.

In 2014 Forbes pegged Dorsey's net worth at $2.2 billion. As of March of this year he was worth roughly $5.1 billion.

Source: Bio. and Forbes

It was revealed in a 2019 filing that Dorsey earned just $1.40 for his job as Twitter CEO the previous year.

The $1.40 salary actually represented a pay rise for Dorsey, who in previous years had refused any payment at all.

He's far from the only Silicon Valley mogul to take a measly salary, Mark Zuckerberg makes $1 a year as CEO of Facebook.

Dorsey does, however, hold Twitter shares worth $557 million at the time of the filing.

Source: Business Insider

He might have been worth more had he not given back 10% of his stock to Square.

This helped Square employees, giving them more equity and stock options. It was also helpful in acquiring online food-delivery startup Caviar.

Sources: Business Insider and Caviar

With his newfound wealth, he bought a BMW 3 Series, but reportedly doesn't drive it often.

"Now he's able to say, like, 'The BMW is the only car I drive, because it's the best automotive engineering on the planet,' or whatever," Twitter cofounder Biz Stone told The New Yorker in 2013.

Source: The New Yorker

He also reportedly paid $9.9 million for this seaside house on El Camino Del Mar in the exclusive Seacliff neighborhood of San Francisco.

The house has a view of the Golden Gate Bridge, which Dorsey views as a marvel of design.

Source: Business Insider

He works from home one day a week.

In an interview with journalist Kara Swisher conducted over Twitter, Dorsey said he works every Tuesday out of his kitchen.

He also told Kara Swisher that Elon Musk is his favourite Twitter user.

Dorsey said Musk's tweets are, "focused on solving existential problems and sharing his thinking openly."

He added that he enjoys all the "ups and downs" that come with Musk's sometimes unpredictable use of the site. Musk himself replied, tweeting his thanks and "Twitter rocks!" followed by a string of random emojis.

Source: Business Insider

Facebook CEO and rival Mark Zuckerberg once served Jack Dorsey a goat he killed himself.

Dorsey told Rolling Stone about the meal, which took place in 2011. Dorsey said the goat was served cold, and that he personally stuck to salad.

Source: Rolling Stone

His eating habits have raised eyebrows.

Appearing on a podcast run by a health guru who previously said that vaccines caused autism, Dorsey said he eats one meal a day and fasts all weekend. He said the first time he tried fasting it made him feel like he was hallucinating.

"It was a weird state to be in. But as I did it the next two times, it just became so apparent to me how much of our days are centered around meals and how — the experience I had was when I was fasting for much longer, how time really slowed down," he said.

The comments drew fierce criticism from many who said Dorsey was normalising eating disorders.

In a later interview with Wired Dorsey said he eats seven meals a week, "just dinner."

Sources: Business Insider, The New Statesman

In the early days of Twitter, Dorsey aspired to be a fashion designer.

Dorsey would regularly don leather jackets and slim suits by Prada and Hermès, as well as Dior Homme reverse-collar dress shirts, a sort of stylish take on the popped collar.

More recently he favours edgier outfits, including the classic black turtleneck favoured by Silicon Valley luminaries like Steve Jobs.

Sources: CBS News and The Wall Street Journal

He also re-introduced the nose-ring and grew a beard.

Dorsey seems to care less about looking the part of a traditional CEO these days.

Singer Azealia Banks claimed to have been sent clippings of Dorsey's beard hair to fashion into a protective amulet, although Dorsey denied this happened.

In 2016 Banks posted on her now-deleted Twitter account that Dorsey sent her his hair, "in an envelope." Dorsey later told the HuffPo that the beard-posting incident never happened.

Sources: Business Insider and HuffPo

Dorsey frequently travels the world and shares his photos with his 4 million Twitter followers.

On his travels, Dorsey meets heads of state, including Japan's Prime Minister Shinz� Abe.

Source: Twitter

Tweets about his vacation in Myanmar also provoked an outcry.

Dorsey tweeted glowingly about a vacation he took to Myanmar for his birthday in December 2018. "If you're willing to travel a bit, go to Myanmar," he said.

This came at the height of the Rohingya crisis, and Dorsey was attacked for his blithe promotion of the country — especially since social media platforms were accused of having been complicit in fuelling hatred towards the Rohingya.

Source: Business Insider

However, Dorsey says he doesn't care about "looking bad."

In a bizarre Huffington Post interview, Dorsey was asked whether Donald Trump — an avid tweeter — could be removed from the platform if he called on his followers to murder a journalist. Dorsey gave a vague answer which drew sharp criticism.

Following the interview's publication, Dorsey said he doesn't care about "looking bad." "I care about being open about how we're thinking and about what we see," he said.

In September 2018, Jack Dorsey was grilled by lawmakers alongside Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

Dorsey and Sandberg were asked about election interference on Twitter and Facebook as well as alleged anti-conservative bias in social media companies.

Source: Business Insider

During the hearing, Dorsey shared a snapshot of his spiking heart rate on Twitter.

Dorsey was in the hot seat for several hours. His heart rate peaked at 109 beats per minute.

Source: Business Insider

When he's not in Washington, Dorsey regularly hops in and out of ice baths and saunas.

Dorsey said in the "Tales of the Crypt" podcast that he started using ice baths and saunas in the evenings around 2016.

He will alternately sit in his barrel sauna for 15 minutes and then switch to an ice bath for three. He repeats this routine three times, before finishing it off with a one-minute ice bath.

He also likes to take an icy dip in the mornings to wake him up.

Source: CNBC

Dorsey's dating life has sparked intrigue. In 2018, he was reported to be dating Sports Illustrated model Raven Lyn Corneil.

Page Six reported in September last year that the pair were spotted together at the Harper's Bazaar Icons party during New York Fashion Week. Page Six also reported that Dorsey's exes included actress Lily Cole and ballet dancer Sofiane Sylve.

Source: Page Six

He's a big believer in cryptocurrency, frequently tweeting about its virtues.

In particular, Dorsey is a fan of Bitcoin, which he described in early 2019 as "resilient" and "principled." He told the "Tales of the Crypt" podcast in March that he was maxing out the $10,000 weekly spending limit on Square's Cash App buying up Bitcoin.

Source: Business Insider and CNBC


At the end of 2019 Dorsey said he would move to Africa for at least three months in 2020.

Dorsey's announcement followed a tour of Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa. "Africa will define the future (especially the bitcoin one!). Not sure where yet, but I'll be living here for 3-6 months mid 2020," he tweeted.

Dorsey then came under threat of being ousted as Twitter CEO by activist investor Elliott Management.

Both Bloomberg and CNBC reported in late February 2020 that major Twitter investor Elliott Management — led by Paul Singer — was seeking to replace Dorsey. 

Reasons given included the fact that Dorsey splits his time between two firms by acting as CEO to both Twitter and financial tech firm Square, as well as his planned move to Africa.

Source: Business Insider

Tesla CEO and frequent Twitter user Elon Musk weighed in on the news, throwing his support behind Dorsey.

"Just want to say that I support @jack as Twitter CEO," Musk tweeted, adding that Dorsey has a good heart using the heart emoji.

Source: Business Insider

Dorsey managed to strike a truce with Elliott Management.

Twitter announced on March 9 that it had reached a deal with Elliott Management which would leave Jack Dorsey in place as CEO.

The deal included a $1 billion investment from private equity firm Silver Lake, and partners from both Elliott Management and Silver Lake joined Twitter's board.

Patrick Pichette, lead independent director of Twitter's board, said he was "confident we are on the right path with Jack's leadership," but added that a new temporary committee would be formed to instruct the board's evaluation of Twitter's leadership.

On April 7, Dorsey announced that he was forming a new charity fund that would help in global relief efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Dorsey said he would pour $1 billion of his own Square equity into the fund, or roughly 28% of his total wealth. 

The fund, dubbed Start Small LLC, will first focus on helping in the fight against the coronavirus disease, which has spread across the globe and infected more than 1.3 million people.

Once that hurdle is addressed, Dorsey said the fund will focus on girls' health and education, as well as universal basic income.

"Why UBI and girl's health and education? I believe they represent the best long-term solutions to the existential problems facing the world," Dorsey said in a follow-up tweet.

The CEO said he will be making all transactions on behalf of the fund public in a spreadsheet.

CNN's Harwood calls Trump 'authoritarian' for questioning media outlet tied to China's government
Publisher:  FOXNews
Tuesday, 07 April 2020 17:39

CNN reporter John Harwood suggested on Tuesday that President Trump showed authoritarian tendencies for questioning the legitimacy of a reporter who peppered him with questions about his cooperation with China. 

Adam Sandler, Jimmy Fallon perform self-isolation song 'Don't Touch Grandma'
Publisher:  FOXNews
Tuesday, 07 April 2020 17:39

Adam Sandler and Jimmy Fallon have teamed up to help raise awareness of safety regulations during the coronavirus crisis -- specifically in regard to grandmothers.

All of the fish to catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons right now (April 2020)
Publisher:  Digital Trends
Tuesday, 07 April 2020 17:39

Before you cast your line, take a look at everything available -- and how many Bells you can get for each

New Jersey couple die alone from coronavirus within days of each other
Publisher:  New York Post
Tuesday, 07 April 2020 17:37

A New Jersey husband and wife each died alone in the same hospital within days of each other after one came down with coronavirus, according to a report. Alfredo and Susana Pabatao, who were married for 44 years, both died at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen after falling sick about three...

NYC park-goers threaten to spit, cough on cops enforcing social distancing
Publisher:  New York Post
Tuesday, 07 April 2020 17:37

It’s dangerous to be a city parks enforcement officer these days. Several officers told The Post on Tuesday that some park-goers are so angry over being called out about social distancing amid the coronavirus that they threaten to spit or cough on them if they try to enforce the safety rules. “They will say, ‘Screw...

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