Walking in an autumn-winter wonderland

Garrett Long, front, his wife Melind Long and their son Tucker, 17 months, head up the hill from the Wildcat base area at Alta Ski Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon to enjoy the first substantial snowfall of the year on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. | Colter Peterson, Deseret News Utah’s first substantial snowfall hits in mid-October Garrett Long, front, his wife Melind Long and their son Tucker, 17 months, head up the hill from the Wildcat base area at Alta Ski Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon to enjoy the first substantial snowfall of the year on Sunday. According to KSL meteorologist Dan Guthrie, “It’s not uncommon for us to see… Read More

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Lebanon is swarming with protests that began over a proposed $0.20 WhatsApp tax but have since spiraled into chaos

Hundreds of thousands of people swarmed the streets of Lebanon over the weekend to protest governmental corruption in fiery demonstrations that swept the country’s largest cities. People initially flooded the streets of cities like Beirut and Tripoli to protest a proposed tax of $0.20 daily on calls via WhatsApp and other messaging apps on Thursday, but continued demonstrations over the next few days to push back on wider issues like corruption and poor infrastructure. “We are not here over the WhatsApp, we are here over everything: over fuel, food, bread, over everything,” said Abdullah, a protester in Beirut told the BBC. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Hundreds of thousands… Read More

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Georges Niang’s NBA journey

Utah Jazz forward Georges Niang (31) works on Adelaide 36ers power forward Eric Griffin (17) as the Utah Jazz and the Adelaide 36ers play at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Long before Utah Jazz forward Georges Niang wore an NBA uniform, he was just a kid from New England playing every sport that was available to participate in. “My dad and mom had me in soccer when I was 4 or 5 years old,” he explained. “I played basketball, ice hockey, football, baseball, wrestling — I was always doing something.” It was around the… Read More

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Louis Vuitton’s artistic director calls Trump a ‘joke’ and pushes back against the brand’s association with the president

Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director of women’s collections, posted on Instagram to push back against President Donald Trump’s recent appearance alongside the brand’s leadership. Days after Trump attended the opening of a Louis Vuitton workshop in rural Texas with LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault and Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke, Ghesquière wrote that he is “a fashion designer refusing this association.” Fashion industry heavyweights like Out Magazine Editor-in-Chief Philip Picardi, stylist Karla Welch, and model Teddy Quinlivan dropped comments of support below the post. Ghesquière is the latest of dozens of prominent designers like Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, and Philip Lim to speak out against the Trump administration. Many have… Read More

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Late Oracle CEO Mark Hurd explained to us one of the unspoken attributes of a great leader

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd died on October 18, 2019, at the age of 62. Earlier this year, he spoke about his leadership style and strategy at the tech company in an episode of Business Insider’s podcast “This Is Success.” Hurd said pride in mentoring new talent is a value that has gone out of fashion in the IT industry — but he wants to bring it back. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Oracle CEO Mark Hurd died on October 18, 2019, after taking a leave of absence for health reasons in September. Earlier this year, Business Insider had a chance to sit down with him for an episode… Read More

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The rise of Jake Paul, the former Vine star who got married in a wild and crazy Las Vegas wedding to fellow YouTuber Tana Mongeau

Jake Paul is a 22-year-old YouTube star who got his start on video-sharing app Vine. The former Disney Channel actor has nearly 20 million subscribers on YouTube, where he posts vlogs and pranks featuring himself and his squad of influencers, called Team 10. Here’s everything you need to know about Jake Paul, whose net worth was last estimated at $11.5 million and who recently got married to fellow YouTuber Tana Mongeau. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. YouTube’s version of a royal wedding took place this year between Jake Paul and Tana Mongeau, who together have more than 25 million subscribers to their channels. Paul, 22, is one-half of… Read More

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First impressions: FlowPlay adds tycoon feature to addictive new game ‘Casino World’

Seattle-based developer FlowPlay went live this week with its newest project, Casino World, a free-to-play collection of gambling-themed mini-games that you can access through your web browser. It’s so interested in getting you directly into the game that even registering an account on the website is treated like it’s optional. Within about 45 seconds of pushing the “Play Now” button for the first time, I was in a tutorial mode, getting showered with a typical assortment of “freemium” thanks-for-showing-up gifts. I tried out the mahjong and solitaire modes, played some bingo, checked out the slots, played with some of its features, and promptly misplaced the next nine hours or so.… Read More

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Growing level of comfort on defense bodes well for Utah State’s continued success

Utah State cornerback Andre Grayson (21) breaks up a pass intended for Nevada wide receiver Elijah Cooks (4) as cornerback Cameron Haney (6) helps defend during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Logan, Utah. | Eli Lucero, The Herald Journal via AP The Aggies have grown more and more comfortable on the defensive side of the ball as the season has progressed, as evidenced by their 36-10 win over Nevada LOGAN — There were remnants of an earlier snowfall on the turf of Merlin Olsen Field Saturday night, with piles of shoveled snow dotting the insides of Maverik Stadium. Temperatures were at or below freezing, and… Read More

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