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Kate Middleton reportedly turned down a free first class upgrade years before Harry and Meghan were criticized for flying by private jet

  • Kate Middleton is said to have turned down a free first class upgrade worth $8,500 back when she was dating Prince William.
  • In a report by The Telegraph dating back to 2008, the Duchess of Cambridge traveled on a British Airways flight to Mustique for a vacation with William when she was approached by the cabin crew.
  • Read more: Ellen DeGeneres, Pink, and Elton John are defending Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for traveling by private jet.
  • The airline could not confirm the reports to Insider due to data protection: "We don't ever share details relating to the travel of the Royal Family, or any of our customers.
  • Then, Harry and Meghan traveled by private jet again to Ibiza, for a vacation in a resort nicknamed the "billionaire's playground," before flying to Elton John's mansion in Nice.

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Elton John said he paid for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's private jet to be made carbon neutral when they visited him in France, but it probably only cost $135

  • However, the couple was defended by John — who was a close friend of Harry's mother, Princess Diana — in a strongly-worded statement on Monday, where the singer wrote that he had paid to have the carbon emissions from their flight offset by making a contribution to Carbon Footprint.
  • Read more: Ellen DeGeneres, Pink, and Elton John are defending Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for traveling by private jet.
  • Over the course of the one-hour, 40-minute flight from London to Nice, the Cessna would have burned around 411 gallons of aviation fuel, which equates to 4.7 tonnes of CO2 produced.
  • John said he made the Sussex's visit carbon neutral by making the "appropriate contribution" to Carbon Footprint, which is a service that allows you to calculate the cost of your CO2 emissions and donate to environmental projects that offset negative impacts of those emissions.

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Paranoid and Madcap, the Manchurian Candidate Is Our Timeliest Novel

  • Before it plunges us into its uniquely satirical hellscape, Richard Condon’s novel The Manchurian Candidate teases with an upbeat opening sentence: “It was sunny in San Francisco; a fabulous condition.” After which we delve into the tale of a brainwashed Korean War veteran named Raymond Shaw, who is surrounded by power-mad politicians and duplicitous foreign agents and tasked by his own unscrupulous mother to carry out an epic political assassination.
  • But over time, Condon’s novel has taken a back seat to Frankenheimer’s film and been largely relegated to the shelves of used bookstores like the one I wandered into on a rainy afternoon in San Francisco earlier this year.
  • It took some time to adjust to Condon’s prose; it is, as Louis Menand wrote in a 2003 New Yorker appraisal, a deeply strange book with wildly shifting tones, odd word choices, and often baffling metaphors (some of that may have been by design; one blogger found that Condon appeared to have cribbed certain phrases from Robert Graves’s I, Claudius).

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The Matrix 4 is officially happening with Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss

  • Mitchell's novel Cloud Atlas was eventually developed into a feature-length film by the Wachowskis, while Mitchell and Hemon co-wrote much of the Wachowski-helmed Netflix series Sense8.
  • This news follows rumors and speculation that Warner Bros.
  • Those efforts eventually sputtered, and they were never so formally announced and embraced as Warner Bros.
  • Further ReadingEveryone is “gun-fu” fighting: John Wick 3 is almost as good as the originalWhen those 2017 rumors began circulating, Reeves, while promoting the recently launched John Wick 2, had mentioned interest in returning to the Matrix series, but only with the formal participation of the Wachowskis.
  • The Wachowskis have since struggled to recapture the same acclaim they enjoyed from the first Matrix film, with follow-up efforts like Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas, and Sense8 all enjoying a mix of mainstream confusion and niche fandom.

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Ellen DeGeneres, Pink, and Elton John are defending Meghan Markle and Prince Harry for traveling by private jet. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Ellen DeGeneres, Pink, and Elton John have shown their support for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after they were criticized by the press for flying via private jet.
  • The couple received backlash for taking the private aircraft to John's home in Nice, just weeks after Harry urged fans to consider the impact of climate change.
  • It was the third time this month that the couple were reported to have traveled by private jet.
  • Prince Harry was first said to have flown privately to attend Google Camp, an annual "meeting of the minds" event in Sicily, where he reportedly delivered a speech on climate change.
  • Then, the couple reportedly traveled by private jet again to Ibiza, for a vacation in a resort nicknamed the "billionaire's playground," before flying to John's home in Nice.
  • Pink followed DeGeneres' and John's lead with her own statement on Twitter.

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A US diplomat held hostage in Iran 40 years ago sees the same 'bizarre history' repeating itself now 'as farce'

  • Our hope was that, as soon as possible, adults in Tehran would take control of the situation, expel the "Muslim Student Followers of the Imam's Line" from the embassy compound, and set us free, either to continue service in Iran or leave the country.
  • Why did the Trump administration take the bizarre action of sanctioning the Iranian foreign minister?
  • Since it can only denounce, but cannot act, against the JCPOA's American architects (Obama, former Secretary of State John Kerry, and former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz), who are now private citizens, the Trump administration has vented its spleen against the main Iranian negotiator, who is still an official of his government.
  • If Trump, National Security Advisor John Bolton, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cannot act against Obama, they will go after Zarif.

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Here are the latest executive power moves that help explain everything that's going on at E*Trade, Rite Aid, and Yum! Brands

  • Pizzi will assume the Chief Executive Officer role after Karl Roessner left after 10 years at the company.
  • Brands, the company behind KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, has appointed David Gibbs as Chief Executive Officer starting in January 2020.
  • Gibbs currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer and oversees the global KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell divisions.
  • Alteryx, the end-to-end analytics platform, has appointed Amy Heidersbach as Chief Marketing Officer.
  • Heidersbach most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer at CareerBuilder.
  • Transfix, a leading digital freight marketplace, today announced the appointment of Lily Shen as the company's president After leading the operations and growth of the business the past two years as Chief Operating Officer, Shen has expanded her role to oversee all departments including corporate development, product, engineering, finance, legal and human resources, with the executive team directly reporting to her.

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Microsoft hires former Siri boss for AI leadership role

  • Stasior’s latest resume confirms that he joined Microsoft this month as a corporate VP of technology, working under CTO Kevin Scott on unspecified projects, and today’s report suggests that he’ll “work to help align technology strategies across the company.” Given Stasior’s background, that could mean a wholesale revisiting of Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana, which has recently started to fade out of the company’s consumer offerings, or something else entirely.
  • He came on board a year after Siri launched for the iPhone 4S, and helped to grow the early 70-person engineering team to a group of 1,100 people, including acquiring and integrating 10 small technology companies within Apple.
  • Before coming to Apple for Siri, Stasior spent six and a half years leading Amazon’s A9 team, responsible for providing the core search, advertising, personalization, and image recognition services used by Amazon; before that, he was involved in search and navigation with Amazon and AltaVista.

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