T. Rowe Price Month-end AUM For June Rises To $1.044 Trln – Quick Facts

T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (TROW) on Thursday reported preliminary month-end assets under management or AUM of $ 1.044 trillion as of June 30, 2018, up from $ 1.038 trillion at the end of May 2018 and also representing an increase from $ 1.014 trillion at the end of March 2018.
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Little Known Black History Facts: Beatriz Nascimento

Beatriz Nascimento was a key figure in Brazil’s “Movimento Negro,” or widely know as “The Black Movement of Brazil.” Through her studies, Nascimento raised awareness of “Quilombos,” settlements that housed and even served as sanctuaries for Afro-Brazilians like herself.

Nascimento was born on this day in 1942 as one of 10 siblings. The family was raised in the Cordovil neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. In 1971, Nascimento graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with a degree in history, which became the hallmark of her academic career and activism.

While at university, Nascimento became involved in “Movimento Negro,” and worked as an intern for the country’s national archives while studying at Fluminense Federal University. She married Jose do Rosario Freitas Gomes and the pair had a daughter. It was during this period that Nascimento began looking into Quilombos, which loosely translates into “camp site” or “slave hut,” which have long existed in Brazil as havens of African culture and preservation,

Nascimento famously noted in her research that the settlements were far more than havens for Afro-Brazilians but that they were “autonomous spaces of Black liberation.”

As her profile rose, so did Nascimento’s distaste for the racism of the Brazilian Academy of the Sciences.  She began a long career as an outspoken advocate for non-Anglo women across the African diaspora. In 1989, the documentary Ori focused on Nascimento, the movement and the importance of women within in it.

Nascimento’s life was tragically ended in 1995 ]when she was murdered by a man who suspected Nascimento of telling his wife to leave him. She is remembered in academic circles as one of the first prominent Afro-Brazilian women to speak on the history of Black people in the South American nation.

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BlackBerry Projects FY19 Non-GAAP EPS To Be Positive – Quick Facts

BlackBerry Limited (BB, BB.TO) announced, for fiscal 2019, the company expects software and services billings growth to be in double-digits; and total software and services revenue growth of between 8% to 10% year-over-year. Free cash flow is expected to be positive for the full year, before considering the impact of restructuring and legal proceedings. Non-GAAP EPS is expected to be positive, for the fiscal year.
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DS SMITH FY Profit Rises; Revenue Up 21% – Quick Facts

Smith (DS) PLC (SMDS.L) reported that its profit before tax for the year ended 30 April 2018 was higher at 292 million pounds compared to 264 million pounds, prior year, due to flow through of higher operating profit and improved share of results of associates, partially offset by higher finance costs. Earnings per share was 24.8 pence compared to 22.0 pence.
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Accenture Raises FY18 Outlook – Quick Facts

Accenture (ACN) announced, for fiscal 2018, excluding the charges, the company now expects EPS to be in the range of $ 6.66 to $ 6.71, compared with $ 6.61 to $ 6.70 previously. The company now expects GAAP EPS to be in the range of $ 6.26 to $ 6.31, including a $ 0.40 impact from charges related to tax law changes, compared with $ 6.40 to $ 6.49 previously, which included a $ 0.21 charge related to tax law changes.
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General Mills Outlines FY19 Targets – Quick Facts

General Mills (GIS) announced, for fiscal 2019, constant-currency adjusted EPS are expected to range between flat and down 3 percent from the base of $ 3.11 earned in fiscal 2018. The estimate includes a 4-cent headwind related to the Blue Buffalo acquisition, driven by the impact of purchase accounting. Constant-currency adjusted operating profit is expected to increase 6 to 9 percent from the base of $ 2.7 billion reported in fiscal 2018.
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Akamai Technologies Narrows Q2 Outlook; Updates FY18 Forecast – Quick Facts

Ahead of its Analyst Day being held today, Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM) updated its second quarter as well as fiscal year 2018 revenue and earnings outlook. The company lowered the top end of its earnings and revenue outlook range for the second quarter.
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Darden Restaurants Issues FY19 Outlook; Increases Dividend 19% – Quick Facts

Darden Restaurants, Inc., (DRI) announced, for fiscal 2019, the company estimates net earnings per share from continuing operations in the range of $ 5.40 to $ 5.56. The company anticipates same-restaurant sales growth of 1.0% to 2.0%, and total sales growth of 4.0% to 5.0%.
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Micron Technology Lifts Q3 Outlook – Quick Facts

Micron Technology, Inc. (MU), which is hosting an Analyst and Investor Event later today, said it has raised its revenue and earnings per share outlook for its fiscal third quarter, which ends May 31, 2018. The company attributed the revised guidance to strong execution of its strategy and healthy industry conditions.
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J. C. Penney Revises 2018 Guidance; Q1 Comps. Up 0.2% – Quick Facts

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) announced, for 2018, the company now expects: comparable store sales change to be between flat and an increase of 2.0%; and adjusted per share results to be between a loss of $ 0.07 and profit of $ 0.13. The company noted that its revised guidance reflects only the impact of the adoption of new revenue recognition and pension accounting standards.
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10 Incredibly Fun Facts About Pixar’s Incredibles 2

10 Incredibly Fun Facts About Pixar’s Incredibles 2

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There are several ways to prepare for a summer blockbuster (we can feel it), especially a sequel. The most obvious, obviously, is to watch the original film, especially since The Incredibles may have been released before some of you were born. Next, find a list of fun facts about…

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Cracker Barrel Board Hikes Dividend; Declares Special Dividend – Quick Facts

While reporting its third-quarter financial results today, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (CBRL) said its board of directors increased the quarterly dividend to $ 1.25 per share on the company’s common stock, which represents a 4.2 percent increase over the previous quarterly dividend of $ 1.20.
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Leoni Q1 Profit Up 19.1%; Reiterates FY18 Outlook – Quick Facts

Leoni AG (LEOGN), a provider of energy and data management solutions in the automotive market, reported that its consolidated net income for the first quarter rose 19.1 percent to 43.6 million euros from 36.6 million euros in the year-ago period. Earnings per share rose to 1.34 euros from 1.11 euros last year.
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Marks & Spencer Group FY Pretax Profit Declines; Revenue Up 0.7% – Quick Facts

Marks & Spencer Group Plc (MAKSY.PK, MAKSF.PK, MKS.L) reported profit before tax of 66.8 million pounds for 52 weeks ended 31 March 2018 compared to 176.4 million pounds, previous year. Earnings per share was 1.6 pence compared to 7.2 pence. Profit before tax & adjusting items declined 5.4% to 580.9 million pounds. Earnings per share before adjusting items was 27.8 pence compared to 30.2 pence. Profit before tax & adjusting items was down 5.4% impacted by the decrease in Food gross margin.
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Tiffany Updates FY18 Outlook; Authorizes $1 Bln Share Buyback – Quick Facts

Tiffany & Co. (TIF) announced, based on the strong and better-than-expected first-quarter results, management revised upward its outlook for the full year ending January 31, 2019. In addition, the Board of Directors approved a new $ 1 billion share repurchase program.
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Evotec Q1 Net Income Down 51%; Affirms FY18 Outlook – Quick Facts

German drug discovery solutions company Evotec AG (EVTCY.PK, EVOTF.PK) reported that its net income for the first quarter fell 51 percent to 3.46 million euros from 7.10 million euros last year. Earnings per share for the quarter declined to 0.02 euro from 0.05 euros in the year-ago period.
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Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- Theatre Critic, Roma Torre

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana’s unique brand of celebrity interview, ‘Podcast Verite,’ is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny.
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Curious facts about Europe’s youngest country

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Not many people know much about Kosovo – Europe’s newest country. Perhaps that is understandable due to its size and stature in the world. Here are some facts to rectify that.

Technically, it is not a country (yet)

It is not a fully fledged country yet, it is a disputed country because their neighbors, Serbia, claim it is a province in their territory. It is recognized by 112 UN members. Here are some facts about the newest country in Europe. They declared independence from Serbia in 2008 and had been fighting for recognition ever since. The International Monetary Fund acknowledges Kosovo as an independent country, along with the World Bank.

It is right in the middle of the Balkans

If you check it out on Google Maps, you’ll see it is in the center of the Balkan region. Surrounded by so many countries, it is clear to see why there are fears for Kosovo’s safety should its neighbors take up arms against them. Boxed in by four different nations, Kosovo can claim Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, and Montenegro as next door neighbors.

The population is very young

Pristina is the capital city of Kosovo, but it is not a sprawling landscape. In fact, Pristina’s population is only 200,000, with an average age of 25 in the city. The average age of the entire nation’s population is just 27.8, which is lower than any other country in Europe.

One very famous person comes from Kosovo

Having left the country as a baby, Rita Ora may not know too much about growing up in Kosovo, but she was born there. Originally hailing from Pristina, pop star Ora was born to Albanian parents. They moved to London not long after she was born, leaving for political reasons.

They aren’t all whippersnappers in Pristina

The city does have one ancient resident, way older than the 25-year-old average age. Archeologist estimate ‘The Goddess on the Throne’ is around 6,000 years old. The little terracotta figurine was discovered at an old mill, where they used to spin cotton or wool, in 1956. It represents a female deity and can be found in the Pristina Museum and is the symbol of Pristina.

They use a familiar currency

Anyone that has been traveling or lived in Europe will be familiar with the Euro currency. Kosovo, despite being a country in its infancy has adopted the Euro as its local currency. Usually reserved for members of the European Union, it is a surprise that Kosovo uses the Euro, but they use it, in part, as a political statement to distinguish themselves further from Serbia. Serbia uses the dinar as their currency currently.

Kosovo is an emerging winemaker

While it may not have French winemakers quaking in their boots just yet, Kosovo is seeing a growing demand across the globe for the wine it produces. Concentrating on merlot and chardonnay; the vineyards of Kosovo are becoming established in the industry, with vintages being shipped to the US and Germany in particular. Keep an eye out for some Kosovan wine at a store near you!

A fledgling country, it looks as though Kosovo is about as old as some of its residents, but it has a rich history sure to be uncovered by anyone visiting. Head to the museum to check out the oldest woman in Pristina, before taking a trip to one of the up and coming vineyards. This young country will hope it resolves its disputed status and becomes a fully fledged country soon.

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Compass Group H1 Pre-tax Profit Declines; Affirms FY Outlook – Quick Facts

Food and support services company Compass Group Plc. (CPG.L, CMPGF.PK) said its profit before tax for the first half of 2018 declined to 792 million pounds from 831 million pounds in the prior-year period. However, earnings per share rose to 37.7 pence from 37.4 pence in the year-ago period as the impact of foreign exchange offset higher profits.
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Superior Industries Backs 2018 Sales Outlook; Q1 Results Top View – Quick Facts

Aluminum wheel supplier Superior Industries International, Inc. (SUP) on Wednesday reaffirmed its full-year 2018 outlook for net sales in the range of $ 1.45 billion to $ 1.50 billion, driven by unit shipments of 21.25 million to 21.6 million.
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Little-known Tax Facts to Help Your Business Thrive in Trump Times

There’s been more than one thing to distract Americans from opportunities to financially triumph in the times of President Donald Trump. Many Americans are more engulfed in weekly White House shake-ups and the reboot of an early ’90s sitcom with a right-wing twist than the tax advantages for businesses under this administration’s new tax plan. However, there are opportunities to “make America great again” for black businesses, according to Micah Wainwright, founder of Good Steward Accounting and Tax.

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Wainwright, a 12-year tax auditing veteran who specializes in Tax Controversy, is inspiring small businesses to embrace overshadowed tax opportunities. His vision for helping African Americans financially prosper was born out of a phone call from a college friend who was writing a novel and needed an accountant. Wainwright was an auditor at a Big Four firm at the time and not interested in helping the little man. Yet, his friend’s call became something bigger for Wainwright, more like a calling. He began to research small business accounting and his research revealed an unyielding desire to tap into a value his mother instilled him as a child—good stewardship.

Author of I Want You to Finance Your Life: 7 W.E.A.L.T.H. Secrets You Need to Know About the Tax Code, Micah Wainwright sat down with Black Enterprise to share his story of ‘good stewardship’ through teaching financial literacy.

Wainwright’s Passion for Financial Empowerment

BE: Why did you choose taxes as your specialty?

Wainwright: I took an accounting elective in college where I was required to do hours with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program sanctioned by the IRS. The IRS had a wealth of training modules to learn about tax filings. Surprisingly, the modules on home-based businesses sparked my interest most. Once I began to understand Tax Law was a subject that my mind naturally wrapped around, it became an obsession for me. The marketplace had a shortage of diligent professionals who would commit to continuing education in tax law to my benefit.

BE: Why The Good Steward?

Wainwright: I wanted to help by doing the “dirty work” that the majority of tax professionals didn’t want to do. I set my eyes on Tax Controversy. I obtained a master’s of science in Tax Law, which enabled me to successfully negotiate with the IRS and state governments. At the same time, I used the training from attorneys and judges to give me the ammunition to represent my clients at a greater capacity.

Tips To Maximizing on Trump’s Tax Plan

BE: What’s one essential tax move that we need to make in today’s economy?

Wainwright: GO START A BUSINESS! If you don’t, you’re just pleading to have a high tax bill. A tax shelter (e.g., a business) has always been a good tax mitigation strategy, but this new tax plan kicks things up a notch. The easiest route is a sole proprietorship. Here’s why:

  1. C corporations’ tax rate has dropped from 35% all the way down to 21%. This is huge! However, most small businesses are not C corporations.
  2. However, the major change for S corporations is the 20% deduction for pass-through income. S corporations can now reduce their pass-through income by 20%.

Once your business is licensed:

  1. Remain in constant communication with your tax accountant about major financial decisions.
  2. Be intentional about tracking expenses.

BE: Quick tips from the Good Steward under Trump’s Tax Plan?

  • Max out your 401(k). Take advantage of tax-deferred investment growth, company matching, and profit sharing!
  • Move out of states with high property-tax rates. If you limit your property-tax deductibles to $ 10,000, this will hurt homeowners who live in high property-tax states or who own expensive property or both!
  • Get married! Make up to $ 600,000 combined, or stay single if you both are making over $ 500,000. Currently, the top tax rate is now 37% for individuals making more than $ 500,000 and married couples making more than $ 600,000.
  • Enjoy being a middle-class American. Try to double the standard deduction, whether you own or not.
  • Don’t Get Stuck in the Upper Middle. Either make less than $ 200,000 as an individual or less than $ 260,000 as a married couple or more than $ 500,000 as an individual or close to $ 600,000 as a married couple.
  • Start an S-Corp. Remember, this tax shelter is endless, so get innovative!

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Wainwright is inspired by the advice he received from his mom that “in times of peace, prepare for war.” More importantly, Wainwrightprepays expenses when revenue is flowing because of what his mom taught him. At the end of the day, he says “there is never any warning for a financial drought so lead with love and good stewardship.” Wainwright teaches, if you fall in love—even with the things that challenge you or that appear unfair on the surface—you can trump the trials and triumph all tax-year long.

Wainwright is also a dedicated volunteer with the Maryland Volunteer Legal Service where he assists low-income families with resolving complex tax issues.

 

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American Axle & Manufacturing Confirms 2018 Revenue Outlook – Quick Facts

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AXL) on Friday confirmed its full-year 2018 outlook for sales of about $ 7 billion on U.S. Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate of sales (SAAR) in the range of 16.8 million to 17 million light vehicle units in 2018.
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Trump chides Giuliani to ‘get his facts straight’ on Stormy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting Rudy Giuliani, the aggressive new face of his legal team, needed to “get his facts straight” about the hush money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 election. Giuliani quickly came up with a new version.
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Lennar Reports Q1 EPS Of $1.11 Excl. Items; Revenue Up 28% – Quick Facts

Lennar Corp. (LEN) reported first-quarter net earnings of $ 136.2 million, or $ 0.53 per share, which included: $ 0.31 per share related to acquisition and integration costs; and $ 0.27 per share related to a one-time non-cash write down of deferred tax assets. Excluding items, EPS would have been $ 1.11 per share.
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9 facts you didn’t know about ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” kicks off its 10th season 8 p.m. Thursday on VH1 with host RuPaul. Celebrity judges including Christina Aguilera, Kate Upton, Kumail Nanjiani, Audra McDonald, Nico Tortorella and Shania Twain will whittle down 14 contestants — including five from New York City — in the search for the next drag superstar. Here are…
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Lufthansa Group 2017 Net Income Rises; Revenues Up 12.4% – Quick Facts

Lufthansa Group (DLAKF, DLAKY) reported that its 2017 net income rose 33.1% to 2.36 billion euros from 1.78 billion euros, previous year. Earnings per share was 5.03 euros compared to 3.81 euros. Adjusted EBIT was 2.97 billion euros, a 69.7 percent year-on-year improvement.
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Dollar General Provides FY18 Outlook; Boost Qtly Dividend 12% – Quick Facts

Dollar General Corp. (DG) on Thursday provided financial guidance and store growth outlook for fiscal 2018. It projects earnings per share in a range of $ 5.95 to $ 6.15, on net sales growth of about nine percent, with same-store sales growth in the mid-two percent range.
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5 Fast Facts About Hot Model Imaan Hammam

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21-year-old Imaan Hammam is a very well-known and accomplished young woman. Now, the model’s fanbase continues to grow as she covered Vogue Arabia with the Iman for the publication’s First Anniversary Collector’s Issue.

“Mom my dream came true,” she wrote on Instagram alongside the beautiful and iconic cover. “Iman and Imaan!”

So, who is she? For those who don’t know much about her, we gathered 5 fast facts below.

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1. Imaan was born in Amsterdam to an Egyptian father and Moroccan mother.

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2. Imaan is a favorite of Anna Wintour’s and in fact, she has covered American Vogue, Vogue Japan, Vogue UK, and more so many times it’s kind of hard to keep count.

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3. She surfs.

4. She has a little sister, whose name is Aicha Hammam.

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5. Perhaps our fave fast fact: she’s a total naturalista. More pics on the flip.

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Old Dominion Freight Line Q4 Results Beat View; Hikes Dividend – Quick Facts

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. (ODFL) on Thursday reported a surge in profit for the fourth quarter from last year on double-digit growth in revenues. The results for the quarter beat analysts’ estimates. In addition, the company’s board of directors increased the quarterly dividend by 30 percent.
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Shaun White Is Chasing Gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Here Are 5 Facts You May Not Know About the Snowboarder

Shaun White wears many hats.

Best known as “the Flying Tomato,” the break-out star of the Winter Olympics of years past has set snowboarding records and, most recently, scored the perfect 100 in his qualifying event for the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. White also has a number of ventures outside of the Olympics, including a skateboarding career and a stint as the guitarist for a rock band.

But with great success sometimes comes hardship. White had a disappointing finish in the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, where he placed fourth and missed the podium in his signature half-pipe event. And his run-up to the Olympics this year was threatened by two major injuries that both landed him in the hospital in the fall.

Nonetheless, White will return to this year’s Winter Olympics with an eye on the podium, as recently teased during a Super Bowl LII commercial set to to Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man.” Here are fun facts to know about White before he hits the half-pipe with qualifications on Feb. 12:

Shaun White won’t be sidelined by snowboarding injuries

Just months out from the 2018 Winter Olympics, White fell during practice in New Zealand and split open his face. The bloody crash in October 2017 resulted in 62 stitches — and a missed month of training.

“I just like scared myself,” White said after the injuries, according to the NBC Olympics site. “I’ve never really had that much blood coming out of me before.”

The gruesome crash did not appear to affect White’s snowboarding, however. At the U.S. Grand Prix in January, where athletes vying for Olympic spots compete, White not only qualified for his fourth Olympic team, but he also scored a perfect 100 — the second perfect score of his career.

As expected with extreme sports, White has suffered a number of other injuries throughout his career — including another serious one this season. Last September, White was sent to the hospital after he fell while attempting a double flip. That injury kept him out of the Winter Games NZ, where his Olympic teammates Chloe Kim and Kelly Clark competed.

In a post on Instagram, White wrote: “The biggest scare was seeing blood in my urine but after the tests came back looking good I was released to go home.”

Shaun White has two Olympic medals—and is chasing a third

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Kevork Djansezian—Getty ImagesShaun White of United States celebrates his gold medal during the 2010 Vancouver medal ceremony for the Men’s Halfpipe in Canada. Kevork Djansezian—Getty Images

Following a disappointing fourth-place finish in Sochi, White aims to return to the podium in his fourth Olympic Games in PyeongChang. In fact, gold is a familiar color for White. He’s won two Olympic gold medals and has the most gold medals of any X Games competitor.

It’s unclear how White will fare against stiff competition in PyeongChang—particularly from the Australia’s Scott James and Japan’s Ayumu Hirano — but his perfect score on the halfpipe in January could be an indicator of his snowboarding talent at the moment.

“Getting the perfect score was just nuts,” White said after the event in January. “I mean, I’m just so happy. Honestly, I never say this, I’m really proud of myself.”

“It’s been a long recovery from that to get to this point to try to make the team, and just to get rewarded for that run,” White added. “I really felt like I put it down.”

In addition to his Olympic gold medals, White’s accomplishments include 18 X Games medals in snowboarding, 10 ESPY awards and 10 U.S. Open medals. (Additionally, he was the youngest rider to ever win a U.S. Open.)

Shaun White got his first sponsorship deal when he was just 7 years old

Daniel Milchev—Getty ImagesShaun White competes during the Men’s Halfpipe finals of the 2017 Burton U.S. Open on March 4, 2017 in Vail, Colo. Daniel Milchev—Getty Images

At just seven years old, White landed his first endorsement deal with Burton, a snowboarding apparel and equipment company. Soon after, the sponsorship deals continued to grow.

Going pro at age 13, White also scored endorsement deals with brands like Oakley and Target, where he had launched a boys clothing line several years ago.

White now has a number of his own entrepreneurial ventures. He has a men’s clothing line called WHT Space, and he owns a percentage of Mammoth Mountain, a popular Southern California ski resort where snowboarding athletes often train. White consistently tops lists of the highest-paid Olympic athletes and Forbes valued him at $ 20 million in 2012.

Shaun White is also an accomplished skateboarder

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Icon Sports Wire—Corbis via Getty ImagesSkate Boarder Shaun White during the skate boarding event at the X games at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles. Icon Sports Wire—Corbis via Getty Images

In addition to snowboarding, White is also a decorated skateboarder, with five X Games medals, including a gold in 2011.

White road professionally for Tony Hawk’s Birdhouse Skateboards, and has floated the idea of competing at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, where skateboarding will debut as an Olympic sport.

The actual skateboarding events at the Olympics aren’t within White’s specialties, as the park and street competitions don’t include a half-pipe. “It’s going to take a little learning curve but it won’t be too dramatic,” White told the Associated Press of training for those events.

Shaun White is also a musician

Scott Dudelson—Getty ImagesProfessional snowboarder and musician Shaun White performs onstage with his band Bad Things at Rose Bowl on February 21, 2015 in Pasadena, Calif. Scott Dudelson—Getty Images

Outside of sports, White also plays the guitar. He played guitar for and went on tour with the group Bad Things for several years until they disbanded in 2015. White learned to play guitar after he won a snowboarding event and received a Fender Stratocaster, according to Rolling Stone.

White’s band released one self-titled album in 2014, and performed at 2013’s Lollapalooza.

The band also performed at Air + Style, which is a snowboarding, skateboarding and music festival held in Los Angeles. As it combines many of White’s interests, the athlete became a majority shareholder in the event in 2014. The festival has drawn talent like Kendrick Lamar, Flume and J Cole, and the upcoming event in March will include performances from Phoenix, Zedd and Gucci Mane.

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Uma Thurman and Broadway’s PARISIAN WOMAN Cast Hold Q&A After Feb. 3 Matinee, Moderated By ‘Little Known Facts’ Host Ilana Levine

Following the matinee performance of Broadway’s The Parisian Woman this Saturday February 3, Uma Thurman and cast members will be joined on stage for a QampA moderated by Ilana Levine, host of the popular podcast, Little Known Facts. Ms. Thurman was recently a guest on the podcast.LISTEN HERE. Ticketed audience members only are invited to stay for the QampA, which will begin shortly after the matinee ends.
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6 alarming facts about poverty in America that you might not realize are true

6 alarming facts about poverty in America that you might not realize are true


6 alarming facts about poverty in America that you might not realize are true

Everyone knows that poverty exists, but by the very nature of economic inequality in America, if you’re not living in poverty or close to it, it’s not something you have to face on a daily basis. Wealthy people, or anyone living above the poverty line, can go through most of of their lives without facing the realities of being poor. This, sadly, only perpetuates the problem. But there are a ton of stats and facts about poverty in America that might alarm you.

Every year, the U.S. Census Bureau releases a report in September about the state of poverty in America.

In 2016, the numbers were pretty much the same as they have been in recent years, which means things aren’t exactly getting better.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 40.6 million people living in poverty in 2016, which is 2.5 million fewer than in 2015 and 6 million fewer than in 2014, so that’s sort of a good thing. Overall, the official poverty rate in 2016 was 12.7 percent of the entire U.S. population, which means that family of two adults and two kids is subsisting on just $ 24,000 a year. That’s about half of the national median income for men and women working full time, $ 51,640 and $ 41,554, respectively, which is also pretty much unchanged since the 2015 report. But that varies state to state and county to county.

Far too many people are just getting by and it affects so many surprising aspects of a person’s life.

Here are just a few insane facts about poverty in America that you should totally feel free to share at the Thanksgiving table this year.

1. There is basically no American Dream anymore.

So, 12 percent might not seem like that much, right? But remember: That’s only families living at or below the poverty line mark. It doesn’t include those living dangerously close to poverty. According to CNN Money, half of those living below the poverty line are actually making less than $ 16,000 a year, while the top 1 percent make $ 1.3 million a year.

How can poor people ever catch up? According to the Equal Opportunity Project, “Children’s prospects of achieving the ‘American Dream’ of earning more than their parents have fallen from 90 percent to 50 percent over the past half century.” So “upward mobility” is really not a thing that happens very often anymore.

2. You don’t have to live in poverty to go hungry.

According to Feeding America, there are 41 million households in the U.S. that suffer from food insecurity and 13 million of those have children in them. But get this: According to the USDA, 26 percent of those food insecure households are just above the poverty threshold and so make too much money to qualify for food benefit programs, which means kids are going hungry at school or otherwise.

3. The race gap is also huge.

This is infuriating, albeit not very surprising. In 2015, 24 percent of Black people in America were living in poverty and Hispanic people had a poverty rate of 21 percent; 11 percent of Asians were living in poverty. The lowest? White people, at 9 percent. So the next time someone questions whether the system favors certain racial groups, you can assure them that it does.

4. The cycle of poverty is real.

It’s hard to move up economically. According to DoSomething.org, children living in poverty are 1.3 times more likely to have learning disabilities or developmental delays, which means they aren’t as prepared for primary school as those kids who aren’t. They have higher rates of absenteeism or just drop out altogether. By 4th grade, students from low-income households are already an average of 2 years behind a grade level.

High school kids living in poverty or low-income households are seven times more likely to drop out of school than those coming from higher-income households. Children who grow up in poverty are also more likely to have children when they’re still teenagers or be incarcerated. Poverty can literally run in the family.

5. Women are more likely to live in poverty, too.

According to Poverty USA, 24 million women were living in poverty compared to 19 million men — and a lot of those women are mothers. Not all single parent households are impoverished, but 90 percent of them are led by women who are already at a loss. “The median annual income for female-headed households with children under six years old is roughly one-fourth that of two-parent families,” according to research out of Ohio State University.

The gender wage gap and inadequate assistance programs, such as subsidized child care, all keep some single moms and their kids living in poverty.

6. Other countries are way better at taking care of their poor.

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, kids in the U.S. experience higher poverty rates than other developed countries. Mexico, Greece, Israel, and Turkey are the only countries with higher child poverty rates. In addition to that, 40 percent of American children will live in poverty for at least one year before they turn 18 years old.

The best way to put an end to poverty? Increase the kinds of assistance we give to lower income families, especially those helmed by single mothers. If we allowed those moms some ease when it comes to work and made it easy to feed their children, those kids could do better in school, and maybe break the cycle. But first, we all have to be appalled enough at the poverty stats to demand a fundamental change in how wealth is distributed in this country.

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