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Month: March 2019

I went on safari in the Serengeti and the most unforgettable sight of the whole trip had nothing to do with lions, cheetahs, or leopards

Tanzania, in East Africa, is home to some of the greatest conservation areas and parks in the world. On a recent five-day safari, I visited three areas: the Serengeti,Ngorongoro, and Tarangire.The most breathtaking sight of the whole trip was the Great Wildebeest Migration, when 1.5 million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebra and other…

We asked financial planners where first-time investors should put their money, and almost everyone said the same thing

Index funds are the best way to start investing — just set and forget. Jae C. Hong/Pool/Getty Images Business Insider asked financial planners how to start investing and nearly everyone said index funds. Legendary investor Warren Buffett is a big fan of the index fund, once calling it “the most sensible equity investment.” Index funds are…

Snoop Dogg called ‘The Beach Bum’ director late at night with one request for his character

(L-R) Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg in “The Beach Bum.” Neon/Vice Though it looks like Snoop Dogg is playing himself in “The Beach Bum,” he made a point to have a little distance. Snoop himself was the impetus of the character, “Lingerie.” “He calls me up and he’s like, ‘I just want you to know…

‘Saturday Night Live’ spoofs Jussie Smollett case in a controversial sketch – AOL

Saturday Night Live made a point of being an equal opportunity offender in its first episode back after a two-week break. As usual the cold open addressed the latest Donald Trump news–specifically the long-anticipated release of Robert Mueller’s report–and featured the return of Robert De Niro for the fifth, and likely final, time as Mueller. But the…

Turkey local elections: Voters go to polls in key municipal vote – Aljazeera.com

Istanbul, Turkey – Millions of Turkish voters on Sunday are casting their ballots in critical local elections, after a heated campaign dominated by discussions over the country’s economy and security. The polls pose a major challenge for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development (AK) Party given a backdrop of high inflation…

Britain faces calls for unity govt amid Brexit impasse – ABC News

camera (The Associated Press) Pro-Brexit leave the European Union supporters attend a rally in Parliament Square after the final leg of the “March to Leave” in London, Friday, March 29, 2019. The protest march which started on March 16 in Sunderland, north east England, finishes on Friday March 29 in Parliament Square, London, on what was…

Lyft is wildly unprofitable and lost $911 million last year — here’s how other unprofitable companies fared after they went public

Business Insider, company filings Lyft went public Friday at a valuation of more than $20 billion despite recording heavy losses ahead of its initial public offering.Several other money-losing tech companies, like Uber and Pinterest, are preparing IPO filings.Markets Insider has compiled several examples of money-losing tech firms going public — they range from bankruptcies at…

Sundar’s Silence: The thorny factors behind the Google CEO’s Trump meeting and his deafening quiet about it (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai met with President Trump on Wednesday, but instead of giving his take on how the conversation went, the chief exec remained silent. Meanwhile, the president didn’t hold back, saying that Google is “totally committed to the U.S. military, not the Chinese Military.” But why would Pichai not say a word coming…

A year after first-round nightmare, Virginia reaches Final Four dream – ESPN

3:26 AM ETJeff BorzelloESPN Staff Writer Close Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware.LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For someone as calm as Tony Bennett appears on the sideline, Saturday night gave him a chance to let loose.With chants of “To-ny! To-ny!” building throughout the Virginia cheering section, the Virginia head coach…

Jussie Smollett skips NAACP Awards, Chris Rock takes aim: ‘What the hell was he thinking?’ – USA TODAY

CLOSE Questions persist about what made prosecutors abandon the case against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. APDespite support from Anthony Anderson, Jussie Smollett was a no-show at Saturday night’s NAACP Image Awards in Hollywood.The “Empire” actor was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, but lost out to “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams. Williams won the…