U.S. Edition EditionsAustralia EditionChina EditionIndia EditionSingapore EditionUnited KingdomUnited States Apr 11, 3:07 PM EDT Subscribe BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureMillennial MoneyOpinionSportsLuxury National By Alex Perry On 03/29/18 AT 2:51 PM A classic case of social media squatting might land a teen a free cruise ticket. Darian Lipscomb of Prospect, Virginia, accepted an offer to sail across the Atlantic for free in exchange for giving Carnival Cruise Line his @CarnivalCruise Snapchat handle, WTVR-6 reported.The cruise line traveled to the town to try to woo Lipscomb, 15, into giving up the name he owned on the picture and video messaging service. They placed ads and billboards around Prospect featuring spokesman Shaquille O’Neal that personally begged Lipscomb to let Carnival use its own name on Snapchat.Carnival woos Va. teen with free cruise in exchange for Snapchat handle https://t.co/MAu2Uk0a3s pic.twitter.com/sfUR2zIulI— … [Read more...] about Teen Gets Free Trip To Europe To Give Up @CarnivalCruise Snapchat Handle
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President Donald Trump's Cuba policy is driving millions of dollars from the island's private entrepreneurs to its state-run tourism sector, the opposite of its supposed goal, according to new government figures. Trump announced in June 2017 that he was tightening limits on U.S. travel to Cuba in order to starve military-linked travel businesses and funnel money directly to the Cuban people. He restricted Americans' ability to travel to Cuba on their own, rather than with a tour group. At the same time, he allowed U.S. cruise lines to continue to take passengers to Cuba, where they pay millions to disembark at military-run docks and make quick trips onshore that are generally coordinated by government tour agencies that steer travelers to state-run destinations. Cuban government figures from the first full year under Trump's policy show occupancy of private bed-and-breakfasts in Havana plunged to 44 percent in 2018 after years at near capacity in the wake of President Barack Obama's … [Read more...] about Opposite Effect: Trump’s Cuba Policy Hurt Private Sector, New Figures Say
For law firms, getting the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their cases is an uncertain gambit. After all, the justices vote to grant certiorari to only about 1 percent of the roughly 8,000 petitions that are filed each year.Even the biggest Washington, D.C., firms expect most of their cert petitions to be denied. Only the solicitor general, representing the U.S., can expect a favorable hearing on most petitions.“It’s hard to say what’s a good rate, but I would say anything above 50 percent is miraculous,” says D.C. lawyer Roy T. Englert, a veteran Supreme Court advocate and former assistant to the solicitor general.Under the category of minor miracles are two small D.C. firms that lately have achieved a remarkable record of success in getting their cases heard by the high court. And they have done it by following sharply contrasting strategies.The Institute for Justice is a 13 lawyer libertarian public interest firm that makes a practice of nurturing cases along by … [Read more...] about Minor Miracles
TOM Wolfe who has died aged 87 was one of the most influential journalists in modern times. Here is all you need to know about the author who changed reportage as we know it. What was Tom Wolfe's cause of death? The writer from New York died after being taken to Manhattan hospital with an infection. Wolfe passed away on Monday, May 15. He was famous for pioneering “new journalism” which used the techniques of fiction to tell real life stories. The "new journalism" reporter and novelist insisted that the only way to tell a great story was to go out and report it. His writing style was rife with exclamation points, italics and improbable words. Wolfe had a knack for coining phrases such as "radical chic" and "the me decade". Among his acclaimed books were "The Right Stuff" and "The Bonfire of the Vanities," a satire of Manhattan-style power and justice that became one of the best-selling books of the '80s. Author Tom Wolfe dies aged 88 after being hospitalized for an … [Read more...] about What was Tom Wolfe’s cause of death, which other books did the Bonfire of the Vanities author write and who is his wife?
Vote for Your FavoritesPanel of Judges25 Honorable MentionsHow I Learned to Litigate at the MoviesWhat would Hollywood do without lawyers? In a town built on copyrights and cosmetic surgery, lawyers have done far more than pen the small print in studio contracts or post bail for hollow-eyed stars on the way to and from rehab. From the incisive Henry Drummond and the droll Mr. Lincoln to the callow Danny Kaffee and the regal Atticus Finch, lawyers have provided some of Hollywood’s most memorable cinematic heroes and some of its most honorable and thoughtful films.Earlier this year, the ABA Journal asked 12 prominent lawyers who teach film or are connected to the business to choose what they regard as the best movies ever made about lawyers and the law. We’ve collated their various nominees to produce our jury’s top picks.Together these films represent 31 Oscar wins and another 85 nominations as befits the best work of some of the greatest actors, writers … [Read more...] about The 25 Greatest Legal Movies