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Before the college football season started, Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark made it known he was not happy with Texas defecting to the SEC.And Yormark found out what Longhorns fans think of him when he addressed the Texas crowd at AT&T Stadium Saturday after the Longhorns won their first conference title since 2009.The dispute between Yormark and Texas began over the summer when he told Texas Tech head coach Joey McGuire to "take care of business" when his Red Raiders took on the Longhorns in the regular-season finale.CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian, right, next to Brett Yormark after the Texas Longhorns won the Big 12 championship game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys Dec. 2, 2023, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.  (Chris Leduc/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)The Longhorns slaughtered Texas Tech, 57-7, Nov. 24.During the recent trend of conference realignment, Oklahoma is defecting to the SEC, and 10 of the dozen teams in the Pac-12 are joining other conferences.And the Longhorn faithful didn't forget about Yormark's comments. Texas Longhorns players celebrate winning the Big 12 championship over the Oklahoma State Cowboys Dec. 2, 2023, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas (Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)Yormark was greeted with boos, to the point even head coach Steve Sarkisian told fans to stop so he could be interviewed and continue celebrating."It's all good, it's all good," Yormark said. "All right guys, I'll look at that as love."Shortly after, fans chanted "SEC."With boos still raining down, Yormark commended the Longhorns for an "incredible season" and said they "deserve a ticket" to the College Football Playoff. Texas Longhorns defensive back Michael Taaffe (16) celebrates a tackle during the Big 12 championship game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys   Dec. 2, 2023, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.  (Chris Leduc/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPTexas took care of business with its 49-21 win over Oklahoma State Saturday. It remains to be seen if Texas makes the final four.
Published9 minutes agoShareclose panelShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Getty ImagesBy Ouch Sony & George WrightBBC News, Phnom Penh and LondonWhen news of Henry Kissinger's death spread this week, many former world leaders lined up to pay tribute. Former US President George W Bush said the US had "lost one of the most dependable and distinctive voices on foreign affairs".Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair described the ex-US secretary of state as an artist of diplomacy, who was motivated by "a genuine love of the free world and the need to protect it". Boris Johnson called Kissinger "a giant of diplomacy and strategy - and peace-making".But peacemaker is not a term you're likely to hear many in Cambodia use when describing Henry Kissinger. During the Vietnam War, Kissinger and then-President Richard Nixon ordered clandestine bombing raids on neutral Cambodia, in an effort to flush out Viet Cong forces in the east of country. Altogether, the US dropped more than 2 million tons of bombs on Cambodia. For context, the Allies dropped just over 2 million tons of bombs during the whole of World War II, including the bombs that struck Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Kissinger maintained that the bombing was aimed at the Vietnamese army inside Cambodia, not at the country itself. Vorng Chhut, 76, had never heard the name Henry Kissinger when bombs started dropping down on his village in Svay Rieng province, near the Vietnamese border."Nothing was left, not even the bamboo trees. People escaped, while those who stayed in the village died," he said. "A lot of people died, I can't count all their names. The bodies were swollen and when it became quiet, people would come and bury the bodies."A 2006 Yale University report, Bombs Over Cambodia, stated that "Cambodia may be the most heavily bombed country in history".A Pentagon report released in 1973 stated that "Kissinger approved each of the 3,875 Cambodia bombing raids in 1969 and 1970" as well as "the methods for keeping them out of the newspapers". "It's an order, it's to be done. Anything that flies, on anything that moves. You got that?" Kissinger told a deputy in 1970, according to declassified transcripts of his telephone conversations.The number of people killed by those bombs is not known, but estimates range from 50,000 to upwards of 150,000.Image source, Roland Neveu/Getty ImagesOne of the most notorious incidents was the accidental bombing of the small town of Neak Luong, where at least 137 Cambodians were killed and another 268 were wounded. A New York Times report by Sydney Schanberg, who was later portrayed in the film the Killing Fields, quoted a man called Keo Chan, whose wife and 10 children had just been killed. "All my family is dead!" he cried, beating his hand on the wooden bench where he had collapsed. "All my family is dead! Take my picture, take my picture! Let the Americans see me!"Another man stood near an unexploded bomb in the town asked simply: "When are you Americans going to take it away?"Unexploded American bombs littered the Cambodian countryside, maiming and killing people for decades to come.Many also say that another consequence of Nixon and Kissinger's bombing campaign was that it helped pave the way for one of the worst genocides of the 20th century. Around 1.7 million people died at the hands of the Pol Pot-led Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979 - almost a quarter of the population.Image source, Omar Havana/Getty ImagesPrior to that, the ultra-communists had little support, but its ranks grew as American bombs fell. The CIA's director of operations reported in 1973 the Khmer Rouge forces were successfully "using damage by B-52 strikes as the main theme of their propaganda".In 2009, the first Khmer Rouge official to be tried for crimes committed under the regime's reign of terror told the UN-backed court: "Mr Richard Nixon and Kissinger allowed the Khmer Rouge to grasp golden opportunities."Kissinger always pushed back on criticism regarding the bombing of Cambodia."I just wanted to make clear that it was not a bombing of Cambodia, but it was a bombing of North Vietnamese in Cambodia," he said in 1973. When he was 90, he claimed bombs were only dropped on areas "within five miles of the Vietnamese border that were essentially unpopulated".Image source, Getty ImagesElizabeth Becker, an American journalist who covered the bombing campaign in 1973, said this was not the case."First you interviewed the refugees as they were coming away from the bombing, then you'd go to the bombing and there were moonscapes - you'd see the corpses of buffalo, you'd see houses burned, the rice fields gutted," she told the BBC. "You saw the destruction and you thought: why was this modern air force bombing the countryside so much? In those days the farmers of Cambodia weren't even used to seeing motor vehicles, they routinely said to me: 'Why is fire falling from the sky?'"Pen Yai, 78, cooperated with the Viet Cong inside Cambodia before the bombing started, but said large numbers of civilians were killed by American bombs, including his father and brother-in-law."I was so scared and could not sleep. People died everywhere. We just ran and recognised people who had been killed... we could not do anything," he said. Many world leaders have praised Kissinger, who shared the 1973 Nobel peace prize for his role in negotiating an end to the Vietnam war and was later handed the Presidential Medal of Freedom - America's highest civilian award.But few who were in Cambodia in the 1970s will remember his legacy fondly.Prum Hen, 70, was forced to flee her village when American bombs started raining down. She said she knew little about Kissinger and felt little sympathy when informed of his death. "Let him die because he killed a lot of our people," she said, adding that she still feels deep resentment towards the US. "They bombed our country, killing a lot of people and separating people from their children. Later on, the Khmer Rouge killed husbands, wives and children."Ms Becker said the gravity of Kissinger's policies in Cambodia cannot be understated. "To say the bombing was imprecise... it was inhumane. It's not just the number of people, it's the legacy. "You cannot exaggerate what it did to the country." More on this storyHenry Kissinger’s life and legacy in his own wordsPublished2 days agoThe US pastor who survived 17 years in a forgotten jungle armyPublished20 August'I live next to my Khmer Rouge torturer'Published16 November 2018Cambodia's brutal Khmer Rouge regimePublished16 November 2018
Published44 minutes agoShareclose panelShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Getty ImagesIndian street food has always been known for its distinctive flavours. But recent years have seen food sellers experiment with more and more unusual combinations of ingredients as vloggers and social media influencers try to create moments that go viral. Freelance journalist Om Routray reports on this rather unusual trend. At the Odeon Shukla Paan Palace in the heart of Delhi, customers line up with their mouths wide open, eyes closed in fear and anticipation as Vijay Shukla, the store owner, pushes a flaming paan into their mouths in one swift move. Paan, a betel nut leaf with slaked lime, rose petal jam and mouth fresheners like cardamom and cloves, has fascinated South Asians for centuries.Mr Shukla's store has been selling paan for 75 years in the Indian capital, but it shot to fame eight years ago when it began selling fire paan, a version with crushed ice and camphor that's served to customers after it's set on fire.Mr Shukla, a fourth-generation heir to the business, deftly folds the ingredients into the leaf and places the flaming pile in the customers' mouth. When it was first introduced, hundreds of videos of the delicacy were uploaded on social media, which showed excited customers giving a thumbs up to the camera. Magazines wrote about the thrills and the risks of trying it out. Image source, Getty ImagesSince then, Indian customers have seen an endless parade of experimental street food - from Fanta Maggi (instant noodles made with orange soda) and Oreo pakoda (batter-fried Oreo cookies) to kulhad pizza (pizza baked in earthen teacups).Street food has always been an integral part of Indian cuisine. Breakfast joints serve cheap local fare. Lunch stalls outside office and factory areas serve affordable food with sizeable portions aimed at satisfying a diverse workforce. Street vendors in the evening cater to families and friends with a variety of delectable snacks. It's also not new to experiments. In 1975, Jasuben Pizza, now a successful chain in Gujarat, added a spicy sauce and grated raw cheese to their pizzas, says Anil Mulchandani, an author and food critic based in the state's Ahmedabad city. Around the same time, in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) city, vendors made deep-fried savoury dishes of goat brains and began serving king-sized rolls. Mr Mulchandani says that some cities like Ahmedabad are known for being adventurous with food, mostly because of the entrepreneurial spirit of vendors and customers who are open to trying new combinations. But for a long time, these innovations were limited to only some parts of the country. This changed with the arrival of viral videos and social media trends - experiments became more common and many began to try extreme combinations which stand out. Shock and awe are a big part of these projects, which are often aimed at going viral instantly. In fact, many outlandish preparations are intended as stunts which become popular on the internet and attract new customers. Such food videos also seem to have a life of their own. A recent video which went viral involved making ice cream out of gutka - a chewing tobacco made of areca nut and slaked lime. The video was picked up by several other bloggers and even mainstream news outlets. But no-one could trace the vendor who made the dish. Image source, Om Routray Not all street food creations are made for the camera though - some are created around buzzwords that become popular. Bipin Big Sandwich in Mumbai city has more than 50 sandwiches on the offer. The most famous one is called Baahubali, named after the Indian historical fantasy film that dominated box offices across the country in 2015. The sandwich is made of four giant bread slices that are spread with butter, green chutney and an array of other condiments - baby corn slices, ginger-garlic paste, fruit jam, pineapple slices, jalapenos, olives, onions, capsicum, mayonnaise, grated cheese, tomatoes, grated cabbage and beetroot along with other spices.The range of ingredients pushes the price of the sandwich to 400 rupees ($4.8, £3.78), at least four times more than the other sandwiches. The owner of the place, Bhavesh, who goes by one name, says that the sandwich's popularity has nothing to do with viral food trends - he credits his own "effort and creativity" for his success."Many other food stalls offer similar sandwiches but I am not bothered. Everyone brings their own luck and talent to the business," he says. Image source, Getty ImagesOthers, however, say that consciously crafted trends are now an integral part of the food business. Abhay Sharma, a Mumbai-based food vlogger who runs BombayFoodie Tales, says he frequently gets requests from vendors to create viral videos for them."Such partnerships are not rare. There are times when vloggers push vendors to make something extraordinary for their cameras. Vendors also ask us to come up with concepts that can go viral," he adds. Anubhav Sapra, the founder of food tour group Delhi Food Walkswhich, says that vendors, content creators and customers have equally contributed to these trends. "There is a stratum of people for whom street food is no longer about sustenance, the theatrics appeal to them."This kind of partnership between public relations and customer outreach is well-established in the formal dining space, but there are no clear rules for street food yet."But street food vendors have become aspirational chefs," Mr Sapra says.Image source, Getty ImagesWhile news sites and social media platforms amplify their reach, the result has not always been positive for street food sellers. A food stall owner in Kolkata had to close shop after a food blogger featured his rum-filled puchkas (fried discs of dough with potato and chutney fillings) on her social media channels. Authorities tracked the vendor and revoked his licence because he didn't have the permission to serve alcohol. As the theatrics around food and their viral videos transform food culture, experts also wonder if this could change what's considered authentic street food."What will happen to street offerings that are considered quintessential to a region?" Mr Sapra wonders.Other experts also feel these viral trends will have limited impact on the rich diversity and heritage of Indian street food.BBC News India is now on YouTube. Click here to subscribe and watch our documentaries, explainers and features.Read more India stories from the BBC:Miners use hand drills to finally free 41 trapped India workersA billion hearts break as India lose World Cup finalRescuers to drill from top to reach 40 trapped menThe Indian artist who painted for British rulersIndian fashion designers face eco-chic dilemmaMore on this storyWhy India is a nation of foodiesPublished21 June 2016Indo-Chinese cuisine makes a splash in US diningPublished6 days ago
Published1 hour agoShareclose panelShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, Getty ImagesBy James ClaytonNorth America technology reporterElon Musk's profane attack on advertisers boycotting X, formally known as Twitter, has baffled experts. If advertisers keep leaving and don't come back, can X survive?In April, I sat down with Musk for the first of his many chaotic interviews about his acquisition of X. He said something that, in hindsight, was rather revealing, but which passed me by at the time. Talking about advertising, he said: "If Disney feels comfortable advertising children's movies [on Twitter], and Apple feels comfortable advertising iPhones, those are good indicators that Twitter is a good place to advertise."Seven months later, Disney and Apple are no longer advertising on X - and Musk is telling companies that have left to "Go [expletive] yourself."In a fiery interview on Wednesday he also used the "b" word - bankruptcy, in a sign of just how much the ad boycott is damaging the company's bottom line.For a company he bought for $44bn (£35bn) last year, bankruptcy might sound unthinkable. But it is possible. To understand why, you have to look at how reliant X is on advertising revenue - and why advertisers are not coming back. Although we don't have the latest figures, last year around 90% of X's revenue was from advertising. It is the heart of the business.On Wednesday Musk more than hinted at this. "If the company fails… it will fail because of an advertiser boycott. And that will be what bankrupts the company." he said. Image source, Getty ImagesMark Gay, chief client officer at marketing consultancy at Ebiquity, which works with hundreds of companies, says there is no sign anyone is returning."The money has come out and nobody is putting a strategy in place for reinvesting there," he says.To make matters worse, on Friday retail giant Walmart announced it was no longer advertising on X.After Musk had told advertisers who quit X where to go in Wednesday's interview at the New York Times DealBook Summit, he said something that made advertisers wince even harder."Hi Bob", he said - a reference to the chief executive of Disney, Bob Iger. When Musk puts chief executives "in his crosshairs" like this they will be even more reticent to be involved with X, says Lou Paskalis, of marketing consultancy AJL Advisory.Jasmine Enberg, principal analyst at Insider Intelligence, adds: "It doesn't take a social media expert to understand and to know that publicly and personally attacking advertisers and companies that pay X's bills is not going to be good for business."So could X really go bankrupt? If advertisers are gone for good, what does Musk have?When I interviewed him in April, it was clear he understood that subscriptions on X were not going to replace advertising money."If you have a million people that are subscribed for, let's say, $100 a year-ish, that's $100m. That's a fairly small revenue stream relative to advertising," he told me.In 2022, Twitter's advertising revenue was around $4bn. Insider Intelligence estimates this year it will drop to $1.9bn. Elon Musk launches profane attack on X advertisersElon Musk visits Israel after antisemitism rowThe company has two major outlays. The first is its staffing bill. Musk has cut X to the bone already, laying off thousands. The second is servicing the loans Musk took out to buy Twitter, totalling about $13bn. Reuters has reported that the company now has to pay $1.2bn or so in interest payments every year. If the company cannot service the interest on its loans or afford to pay staff then, yes, X really could go bankrupt. But that would be an extreme scenario that Musk would surely want to avoid. Image source, ReutersHe has options. By far the simplest thing for Musk would be to put more of his money in - but it sounds like he doesn't want to do that. Musk could try to renegotiate with the banks for less onerous interest payments. He could ask, for example, for "payment in kind" interest - where payments are delayed. But if renegotiation does not work and the banks don't get their money, then bankruptcy could be the only option, and at that point the banks could try to push for a change in management. "It would be very messy and complex," says Jared Ellias, a professor of law at Harvard Law School. "And it would be extremely challenging. It would create a lot of news because he would constantly get deposed and have to testify in court."It could be terrible for Musk's business reputation, and would also impact how Musk could borrow money in the future. And in a bankruptcy scenario, would X simply stop working? "I find that to be very hard to believe," says Ellias. "If that happened, it'd be because Elon decided to pull the rug out. But even then, if he were to do that, the creditors would have the option of pushing the company into bankruptcy, getting a trustee appointed and turning the lights back on," he says.What next for Musk?The obvious solution to all these problems for X is to simply find another revenue stream - and fast. Musk is certainly trying.He has launched a new audio and video calls service. Last month he streamed himself playing video games - he hopes X can compete with apps like Twitch.He wants X to become the "everything app", covering everything from chat to online payments.According to the New York Times, which got hold of the pitch deck Musk was giving to investors last year, X was supposed to bring in $15m from a payments business in 2023, growing to about $1.3bn by 2028. X is also sitting on a huge treasure trove of data, and its vast archive of conversations can be used to train chatbots. Musk believes this data is vastly valuable. So X does have potential.But in the short term, none of these options plug the hole advertisers have left. It's why Musk's profane outburst was so baffling to many. "I don't have any theories that make sense," Paskalis says. "There is a revenue model in his head that eludes me."This video can not be playedTo play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.More on this storyElon Musk launches profane attack on X advertisersPublished2 days agoWhat is WeChat and why does Elon Musk want to copy it?Published29 JulyElon Musk visits Israel after antisemitism rowPublished5 days agoX sues pressure group over antisemitism claimsPublished21 NovemberX ad boycott gathers pace amid antisemitism stormPublished18 November
Jason Witten was named a Pro Bowler 11 times and is likely a Hall of Famer.The Dallas Cowboys legend led Liberty Christian High School in Argyle, Texas, to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Division II state championship Friday with a 52-10 victory over Regents.Witten retired in 2021 after playing 17 seasons, 16 with the Cowboys and the final one with the Las Vegas Raiders. He was named the head coach at Liberty Christian just days after he announced his retirement.CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Jason Witten watches from the sideline during the TSSAA Class 4A Blue Cross Bowl football game between Tullahoma and Elizabethton at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. (Brianna Paciorka/News Sentinel/USA Today Network.)LBHS went 2-8 in Witten's first season and finished 10-2 in 2022. This season, the team finished 14-0."Football's changed my life. It's given me so much over the years. This is what you play for and coach for," Witten told CBS News Texas after the game."These kids have taught me so much. This is why I fell in love with the game as a kid, the life lessons we learn. And these kids will take this with them for the rest of their life." Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) during a game against the Los Angeles Rams Dec. 15, 2019, Arlington, Texas. (Tom Hauck/Getty Images)GEORGIA CONGRESSMAN TROLLS DEADSPIN WITH PHOTOSHOPPED FACEPAINT AHEAD OF SEC TITLE GAMEWitten's program dominated just about every team it faced. Its closest margin of victory all season was 28 points, and it outscored opponents 716-96.Witten has two sons on the team, junior CJ and freshman Cooper, both of whom are top performers on defense. The junior had 84 tackles this season, while the younger Witten had 58.It was the school's first title since 2007. Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys prior to a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia Dec. 22, 2019. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPDuring his career, Witten caught 1,228 passes (fourth-most all time) for 13,046 yards and 74 touchdowns, cementing himself as one of the best tight ends ever.
Published17 minutes agoShareclose panelShare pageCopy linkAbout sharingImage source, AFPOne person has died and another has been injured in an attack on a street in central Paris.France's Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said an attacker had targeted passers-by around the Quai de Grenelle, which is close to the Eiffel Tower.He added that the assailant had been arrested and the injured person was being treated by emergency services. Citing a police source, AFP news agency described the incident as a stabbing attack.A police operation is ongoing around the Bir-Hakeim metro station, and authorities have urged people to avoid the area.


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