Daniel Applegate, 30, has been charged with robbery and assault for attacking staff at a weed dispensary in Oregon on Friday A man has been caught on camera brutally attacking employees at a weed dispensary in Oregon where he tried to return his marijuana with his mom. Daniel Applegate, 30, launched his bizarre attack at NW Compassion Medical Center in Wood Village around 5pm on Friday. Applegate went to the dispensary to return $40 worth of marijuana saying he received less than he paid for, while accompanied by a woman who identified herself as his mother, employees said. But when workers told him they couldn't accept the return, he snapped. Shocking surveillance footage captures the moment a worker tells him she can't return the item and he suddenly dives over the counter and tries to grab a container of marijuana from behind the desk. Applegate was caught on camera attacking staff at NW Compassion Medical Center in Wood Village around 5pm on Friday … [Read more...] about Bizarre moment man attacks staff at weed dispensary and pushes his own MOTHER over after he tried to return $40 of marijuana
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The acquisition of Thomas Cook’s high street stores by Hays Travel this week brought some hope for 2,500 former employees of the travel agency. But three weeks on from the company’s collapse, thousands of other former staff – Thomas Cook had a 9,000-strong UK workforce – remain unemployed. We spoke to a few of them about how they’ve been affected. Steve Cook, 43, revenue management analyst at Thomas Cook HQ in Peterborough Cook was not expecting to lose his job. Days before the travel company went bust, he jetted off on holiday himself. “There was no warning at all before I left work. I asked my manager if he wanted my mobile number before I left just in case and he just smiled and said ‘no, we’ll be fine,’” said Cook, who didn’t travel with the agency because it did not offer flights to his destination in Italy. Although he has busied himself scheduling job interviews via LinkedIn and applying for redundancy pay through … [Read more...] about ‘Kindness can’t pay the bills’: what now for ex-Thomas Cook staff?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's remarks to staff on a wide range of topics have been leaked. Zuckerberg's comments were made at a pair of all-hands meetings with Facebook employees in July, and relayed in a transcript published by the Verge based on leaked secret audio recordings. In wide-ranging remarks, Zuckerberg spoke more freely than he typically does in public, vowing to fight antitrust efforts to break up Facebook, as Senator Elizabeth Warren has called for in her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Zuckerberg also revealed that the company is in 'private engagements' with regulators to win approval for its cryptocurrency Libra. He also dismissed reports of traumatized content moderators as 'overdramatic' and revealed that he would have been fired as CEO in 2006 if he didn't have control of the company. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes rounds of private meetings with lawmakers in the Russell Building where he discussed technology regulations … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg reveals to staff in leaked Q&A session that Facebook is in ‘private discussions’ with regulators to launch Libra, and he vows to fight the breakup of the company
In June 2006, a 16-year-old girl began a video blog on YouTube. Her name was Bree, she’d been lurking in the burgeoning community for a while. She was a self-described dork, she thought her hometown was really boring – “Maybe that’s why I spend so much time on my computer …” She was funny, friendly, had great eyebrows. Her first few videos were relatable and cute, introducing her friend Daniel and complaining about being home-schooled and having to do homework in June. It soon became clear she was pretty lonely, which was probably why her username was Lonelygirl15. Bree was one of a slowly-growing community on YouTube of confessional video bloggers. They poured their lives into their webcams, not yet an automatic feature on laptops as they are today. Their follower bases grew slowly but steadily, with regular, and often grainy, videos about their day-to-day lives. They were largely ignored by the mainstream media, who at the time dismissed YouTube as … [Read more...] about Lonelygirl15: how one mysterious vlogger changed the internet
Consumer protection bodies in the UK and US are increasing their crackdown on Instagram “influencers”, in an attempt to rein in the big business being done covertly on social media. Instagram’s popularity with young people, and women in particular – in April it reported 700 million members – has led to a roaring trade between marketers and so-called influencers with large and engaged followings. Members of the Kardashian family, who promote a range of products from “detox” tea to waist-training corsets to their tens of millions of followers, can reportedly command as much as $500,000 (£370,000) per post. But even lower-profile celebrities can make a profit from the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook. Elizabeth Olsen, who plays an influencer in the forthcoming film Ingrid Goes West, has attracted 745,000 followers since she joined Instagram for the first time in May, telling the LA Times: “Financially, it’s a brilliant … [Read more...] about Social media stars face crackdown over money from brands