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Martin Shkreli, the 32-year-old former pharmaceuticals CEO currently facing federal securities fraud charges, had his personal Twitter account hacked over the weekend, a spokesman said. Mr. Shkreli lost control of his verified Twitter account Sunday, hours after he returned to the social network to tell his nearly 40,000 followers that he planned to beat the seven-count…
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Calling Young South African Writers, Journalists And Leaders: Tell Your Story And Make A Difference
We are looking for young writers, journalists, leaders and storytellers in South Africa to join in our effort to change the way news and information is told all around the world.
RISE NEWS is a fast growing and highly impactful millennial focused news organization that has brought together over 1,000 of the most talented young people from all around the world. And we are just getting started.
Our next big push is going to be in South Africa, where our message is resonating and helping us grow into something truly special.
Our mission is a simple but revolutionary one: we want to create an outlet which tells the stories that mainstream media too often miss, while building a platform that can serve as a place for debate and discussion.
We believe in storytelling and that the pursuit of truth should be the foremost goal for those in public life.
We also deeply believe in the power of our generation (no matter where we physically are on this planet) and that we need a vibrant free press in all corners of the Earth.
You can have real impact here.
In the process, you will learn more about the power of story-telling while gaining valuable work experience in a fun team atmosphere.
As one of the most diverse and vibrant countries on Earth, South Africa is perfectly positioned to be a leading force for our mission of a more democratized news industry.
While we lean towards news and originally reported journalism pieces, we also publish opinion pieces, policy proposals, first person narratives and fiction short stories as well.
You don’t need any prior journalism experience to participate. We encourage any ambitious and talented young person (and those young at heart) to reach out to us.
You will work with our in country editor and our team back in the United States as well.
If you are interested then please fill out this form: https://risenews.net/join-the-team/
If you have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected]
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Video Of The Day: This Cute Little Girl Thinks She’s Just Like Serena WilliamsBy Staff Report
Here’s a fun video to help you get through the afternoon.
Kimberly J. Harris posted this adorable video of her daughter explaining her tennis talent on Facebook last week. It has since gone viral.
How could you disagree with her? She is just like Serena Williams.
On a more serious note, the real Williams is just two victories away from completing the Grand Slam this season.
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Alabama Starman Catches Alien Migraine (Or Something Like That)By Contributor
By Chance Willie
An anonymous Tuscaloosa, AL stargazer reported an almost poetic UFO sighting early Tuesday morning.
The account appeared on a message board hosted by the UFO Stalker website, which catalogs UFO sightings from around the country.
The sighting allegedly occurred when the observer stepped outside to smoke a cigarette and was greeted by an object resembling a shooting star darting across the sky, abruptly changing directions and leaving trails of green and orange light in its wake.
The observer reports being stricken by a mysterious headache as the object shot away into the dusk. Whether the account was fact or fiction, it makes for an interesting read.
RISE NEWS has reached out to the website to try to get in touch with the person who made the post. We’ll update with any additional information.
Here’s the full account posted to the website:
“At exactly 4:01 A.M. I went outside on my balcony to smoke a cigarette. I spend a lot of time looking up at the sky at night, and I have seen many shooting stars. Shootings stars move extremely fast and appear to zoom across your range of vision in an instant. The “light” I saw tonight did no such thing. While it did vanish in an instant, it did not zoom across my range of vision. Directly in the center of the sky, what appeared to be a large aircraft, lit up in the darkness–without making a sound. It instantly propelled itself into the distance leaving behind a momentary trail of green and orange light. What was most unusual about this sighting was that the object changed direction. The object also moved much more quickly than any shooting star that I have ever seen. I could not determine its exact location or distance. However, initially after lighting up, the size of the object appeared three to four times larger than the stars in the sky. This means that the object was either much larger and/or much closer than our closest stars. After the incident, I felt slightly uncomfortable–as if I had a headache, but only in the front half of my brain.”
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H/T to Tuscaloosa News reporter Stephen Dethrage
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