Man gets 50 years for robbing, shooting 60-year-old man leaving liquor store

The victim was able to run and flag down an officer after being shot. An Elizabeth man found guilty of robbing and shooting a man in the leg last year was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Gary Jones, 45, of Newark received the sentence Wednesday from a Superior Court Judge Daniel R. Lindemann following a jury convicting him in August of the robbery, two weapons offenses, assault with bodily injury using a deadly weapon and pointing a firearm. He also had 11 prior convictions for burglary, aggravated assault, theft, eluding police, receiving stolen property and resisting arrest. In 2017, Jones saw his victim, a 60-year-old man, leaving a liquor… Read More

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17 of the best deals you can get now at Cole Haan — plus all the details of its Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Every year, it seems like Black Friday starts a little bit earlier — and gets a little bit crazier. You’ve probably seen the headlines condemning big-box retailers for opening during Thanksgiving dinner and I’m sure you’ve heard the horror stories of long lines, mob scenes, brawls, and tramplings, among other shopping catastrophes. This Thanksgiving, you don’t even have to leave the dinner table before you get a slice of pumpkin pie to get in on the best deals. Luckily, plenty of retailers are… Read More

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NDP invests $6 million to support Indigenous languages in education

The NDP government will invest up to $6 million to increase supports to Indigenous languages, helping to better train teachers and expanding resource development for early childhood education, and kindergarten to Grade 12 Indigenous languages. Minister of Education David Eggen made the announcement Thursday at the Tsuut’ina Nation just west of Calgary, explaining the grant program will provide funding through two streams. Up to $4 million in funding over two years will go to First Nations colleges and universities and Indigenous organizations that train teachers in Indigenous languages. And up to $2 million over two years will go to organizations that have expertise in developing Indigenous language resources, including First… Read More

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Anthony Scaramucci’s hedge fund beat peers during Red October as the firm rebounds after $2 billion of outflows

Anthony Scaramucci’s firm SkyBridge Capital beat peers during October’s market volatility. Scaramucci, who tried to sell SkyBridge to a Chinese conglomerate last year, said he is “absolutely not” thinking about selling the firm now. Anthony Scaramucci has found religion – again – in his business. He lost it briefly last year, living in “an alternative universe” that saw him spend 10 days as White House communications director and attempting to sell his alternatives firm SkyBridge Capital to a Chinese conglomerate. Now, in an interview with Business Insider, the Long Island native says that he’s back and bullish, despite seeing $2 billion in outflows last year. SkyBridge, founded by Scaramucci in… Read More

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When the Tech Mythology Collapses

Think back a few years, before the Amazon HQ2 sweepstakes, before Susan Fowler’s viral blog post, before the #MeToo movement, before the 2016 election. Across the nation, Silicon Valley was the crown jewel of the economy. The companies were youthful and ambitious. The culture was loose and exciting. The capabilities they put into the world’s pockets were astonishing: talk to anyone, know everything, buy anything, all with a few little taps on glass. Yes, this had unleashed unprecedented surveillance possibilities, as Edward Snowden revealed, but these were still the most beloved companies in the country. Their founders were legends. The last several weeks have been like the last two years… Read More

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People are obsessing over Michelle Obama’s hair on the cover of Essence

Michelle Obama is on the December and January issue of Essence wearing a curly hairstyle. Essence said it’s the first time the former first lady has worn her hair like this for a magazine cover. Her hairstylist told Refinery29 in 2017 that Obama had “been natural for the past seven years,” making this her eighth. Michelle Obama is currently promoting her new memoir “Becoming” and is gracing some magazine covers in the process. Essence revealed a look at Obama on the cover of its December and January issue on Thursday. In the photos taken by photographer Miller Mobley, the former first lady can be seen wearing a curly hairstyle. “Before… Read More

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