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Another aging US Air Force T-38 trainer aircraft crashed in Texas — for the second time in a month

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U.S. Air Force photo/Steve White A T-38C Talon II trainer aircraft crashed Tuesday at Sheppard Air Force Base. Both pilots were able to eject safely and are in stable condition at local medical facilities. Tuesday’s incident marks the fourth T-38 crash in one year’s time. A T-38C Talon II trainer aircraft crashed at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas Tuesday, marking the fourth accident for the aging aircraft in the past year. The aircraft, a twin-engine, high-altitude supersonic jet and part of the 80th Flying Training Wing, crashed Tuesday morning while taking off. The two pilots ejected safely […]

Tencent’s profit drops for the first time in nearly 13 years

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Reuters/Bobby Yip Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings announced a 2% drop in second-quarter net profit. The decline was the first in almost 13 years.  Mobile gaming saw slower growth and PC gaming fell.  (Reuters) – Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd on Wednesday reported a surprise 2 percent fall in second-quarter net profit, its first decline in nearly 13 years, due to slower growth in mobile games and a drop in PC gaming. China’s largest social media and gaming firm said April-June profit fell to 17.87 billion yuan ($2.59 billion), lagging the 19.67 billion yuan average of 12 analyst estimates compiled by […]

The 25 most generous philanthropists in America today

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The Chronicle of Philanthropy publishes an annual list of the top 50 philanthropists (both individuals and couples) by calculating their yearly donations. In 2017, America’s wealthiest residents donated $14.7 billion to nonprofit organizations. About 60% of the total was donated by people who made their fortunes in tech, suggesting America’s philanthropic center is shifting away from Wall Street and towards Silicon Valley, according to The Chronicle. America’s wealthiest people donated $14.7 billion in 2017 to causes, alma maters, foundations, and charities — more than doubling the amount given away in 2016. For 18 years, The Chronicle of Philanthropy has published an annual…

Trout’s huge night leads Angels to 12-3 win: 9/8/18

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Daily Recap: Mike Trout hit two homers and drove in five, while Shohei Ohtani plated three runs of his own in a 12-3 Angels win About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 member clubs in the U.S. and Canada, representing the highest level of professional baseball. Led by Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., MLB currently features record levels of labor peace, competitive balance and industry revenues, as well as the most comprehensive drug-testing program in American professional sports. MLB remains committed to making an […]

A tense internal meeting between Google CEO Sundar Pichai and employees went sideways as execs addressed rumors about the company’s China plans (GOOG, GOOGL)

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Kimberly White/Reuters Google CEO Sundar Pichai and cofounder Sergey Brin met with employees during an all-hands meeting on Thursday and discussed reports that Google planned to launch a censored search engine in China. Pichai told staff that the company is not close to launching a search product in China. The meeting grew tense as Pichai and Brin discovered someone was providing real-time reports on the meeting to a reporter. On Thursday, in a meeting with employees, Google’s leadership addressed reports from earlier this month that the company had built a censored search engine in order to once again operate in […]

Germany’s military has a manpower problem, and its solution may be foreigners and teenagers

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REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch Germany’s military has struggled with equipment and manpower problems for years. It’s taking a number of steps deal with the latter issue, including recruiting minors. Despite regulating what under-18 soldiers can do in uniform, the Bundeswehr is taking heat for signing them up. Germany’s military has been struggling with a variety of organizational and technical problems, like equipment shortages, debates over funding, and troop shortfalls. Manpower in particular is a lingering issue for the Bundeswehr, which has shrunk since the end of the Cold War and further reduced after mandatory military service was ended in 2011.See the rest […]

Best of Must C for Week 22 in MLB

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The Brewers’ 15-inning win and Giancarlo Stanton’s 300th home run highlight this week’s Best of Must C About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 member clubs in the U.S. and Canada, representing the highest level of professional baseball. Led by Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., MLB currently features record levels of labor peace, competitive balance and industry revenues, as well as the most comprehensive drug-testing program in American professional sports. MLB remains committed to making an impact in the communities of the U.S., Canada […]

19 tricks for reading people’s body language

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Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design/Flickr A person’s body language can reveal a lot about what they’re thinking and feeling. That’s especially true if their nonverbal displays don’t match what they’re saying out loud. For example, a pointed finger with a closed hand can be an attempt at showing dominance and someone who repeatedly touches their face is probably nervous.   Reading other people’s body language is tricky business. If someone’s crossing his arms, for example, you could assume that he’s closed off, when in fact he’s just cold. That said, when you notice that a person’s nonverbal displays don’t quite match up with what […]

The Afghan military airlifted ISIS captives out rather than re-supply a besieged base — and the Taliban overran it

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Reuters The Afghan Army prioritized transporting captured ISIS fighters to Kabul over re-supplying one of its bases in the northern Faryab province that the Taliban had been besieging for weeks. The remote outpost called Chinese Camp folded to the Taliban on Monday after dozens of Afghan security forces were killed.  Spokespersons for Afghan Defense Ministry, Operation Resolute Support and the Pentagon didn’t immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.  The Afghan Army prioritized transporting captured ISIS fighters to Kabul over re-supplying one of its bases in the northern Faryab province that the Taliban had been besieging for weeks, according […]

A small startup forced its employees to take vacation time and forbid answering emails, and the results were astounding

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Shutterstock Vacation time was mandatory during an experiment at a small startup called SimpliFlying. Employees had to take one week off every seven weeks, and if they got in touch with the office while they were away, they weren’t paid for that vacation week. Productivity and happiness increased afterward. There’s evidence suggesting that unlimited vacation policies don’t necessarily encourage employees to take time off. Work can be nerve-racking. So can taking a day off. Which is why many modern employees are guilty of checking their email, Slack, and voice messages while they’re supposedly out of the office: What if something […]