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
The two-time defending national champions and the reigning SEC champions Georgia Bulldogs entered Saturday's title game in Atlanta with a perfect regular season record.The Bulldogs were the favorites to win this year's SEC Championship, but, Nick Saban and the No. 8 Alabama Crimson Tide had other plans. Alabama defeated Georgia 27-24, creating potential chaos for the College Football Playoff committee.CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The Georgia Bulldogs prepares for play against the Alabama Crimson Tide defense during the third quarter in the SEC Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 02, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Saturday's game marked the fourth matchup between Georgia and Alabama in the SEC title game. At some point in each of the past three games, the Bulldogs held a double-digit lead over the Tide. But, each time Alabama managed to rally and ultimately won all three games.TEXAS BLOWS OUT OKLAHOMA STATE, WINS BIG 12 TITLE TO KEEP CFP HOPES ALIVEThis time, Georgia did not take a double-digit lead at any point. However, the Bulldogs did score the first touchdown of the game and jumped out to a seven-point lead in the first quarter. Isaiah Bond #17 of the Alabama Crimson Tide makes a catch against Tykee Smith #23 of the Georgia Bulldogs during the fourth quarter in the SEC Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 02, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)A key moment happened in the second half, when Georgia quarterback Carson Beck's hand-off to Daijun Edwards was misplayed. The ball fell to the turf and was recovered by Alabama.The turnover led to an Alabama field goal.Saban said overcoming deficits and finishing tough games has been his team’s modus operandi all year."It should be a lesson for everybody in life: Overcome adversity, man. If you have the ability to do that, you have a great chance to be successful," Saban said after Alabama's thrilling comeback over Auburn last week.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPOnly three team have advanced to the College Football Playoff following a conference championship game lost. Georgia will certainly hope to be the fourth team to make it.
The two-time defending national champion and the reigning SEC champion Georgia Bulldogs entered Saturday's SEC title game in Atlanta with a perfect regular season record.The Bulldogs were the favorites to win this year's SEC championship, but the No. 8 Alabama Crimson Tide had other plans. Alabama defeated Georgia 27-24, creating potential chaos for the College Football Playoff committee. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The Georgia Bulldogs line up against the Alabama Crimson Tide defense during the third quarter in the SEC championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Dec. 2, 2023, in Atlanta. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama quarterback Jalen Milroe threw two touchdown passes and added 64 rushing yards to end Georgia's 29-game winning streak.TEXAS BLOWS OUT OKLAHOMA STATE, WINS BIG 12 TITLE TO KEEP CFP HOPES ALIVESaturday's game marked the fourth matchup between Georgia and Alabama in the SEC title game. At some point in each of the previous three games, the Bulldogs held a double-digit lead over the Tide. But Alabama managed to rally and win all three games.This time, Georgia did not take a double-digit lead at any point. However, the Bulldogs did score the first touchdown of the game to take a seven-point lead in the first quarter. Isaiah Bond (17) of the Alabama Crimson Tide makes a catch against Tykee Smith (23) of the Georgia Bulldogs during the fourth quarter in the SEC championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Dec. 2, 2023, in Atlanta, Ga.  (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)In a pivotal play of the second half, Georgia quarterback Carson Beck's handoff to Daijun Edwards was botched, and the ball fell to the turf and was recovered by Alabama.The turnover led to an Alabama field goal.Beck finished Saturday's game with 243 passing yards. Senior running back Kendall Milton scored two touchdowns on 42 rushing yards.In the fourth quarter, Georgia closed the gap to 20-17 when Beck used a quarterback sneak to get into the end zone. Beck's 1-yard run was set up by Anthony Evans III's 28-yard punt return.But Alabama responded quickly. Milroe connected with Isaiah Bond on four passes as the Tide moved the ball down field. Running back Roydell Williams capped the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run to give Alabama a 10-point lead with just under six minutes remaining in the game."This is a team," longtime Alabama coach Nick Saban said after the game. "I’ve never been prouder of a group of guys." Jalen Milroe (4) of the Alabama Crimson Tide rushes out of the pocket against Jalon Walker (11) of the Georgia Bulldogs during the first quarter in the SEC championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Dec. 2, 2023, in Atlanta. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Saban has previously said overcoming deficits and finishing games has been this team's calling card all year."It should be a lesson for everybody in life: Overcome adversity, man. If you have the ability to do that, you have a great chance to be successful," Saban said after Alabama's thrilling comeback over Auburn in last week's Iron Bowl.Saban benched Milroe earlier this season after he got off to a rocky start, but he bounced back to become one of the nation's better quarterbacks. Milroe said the upset win should dispel any doubts about this year's Crimson Tide team."A lot of people doubted this team," Milroe said. "I never gave up on this team. That’s the biggest thing."Only three teams have advanced to the College Football Playoff following a conference championship game loss. Georgia lost to Alabama in the 2021 SEC championship game but still advanced to the playoff, going on to defeat the Tide in the national championship game. Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide shakes hands with head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs after defeating Georgia 27-24 in the SEC championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Dec. 2, 2023, in Atlanta. (Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)Georgia and Alabama now await their playoff fate. The final rankings will be announced Sunday.Georgia coach Kirby Smart said the committee should select the "four best teams.""Bill Hancock (CFP chairman) said it’s not the four most deserving. It’s the four best. If you’re in that committee room, and you’re telling me that that’s not one of the four best teams, then you’re in the wrong profession."CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPOn Friday, the Washington Huskies held off the Oregon Ducks to win the Pac-12 championship. Earlier on Saturday, No. 7 Texas dominated Oklahoma State to win the Big 12 championship. Although the Longhorns lost by four to Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry during the regular season, Texas is making its case to be included in the playoff.Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark was drowned out by boos and "S-E-C" chants from fans inside AT&T stadium. Despite Texas' pending departure for the SEC, Yormark still went to bat for the Longhorns saying, "Texas certainly deserves to be in the CFP."
The Boston Celtics have the best record through nearly a quarter of the NBA season. The Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers Friday for the team's third consecutive victory. But the team's star player, Jayson Tatum, missed the fourth quarter after he was ejected late in the third quarter. The four-time NBA All-Star had a heated exchange with referees in the final moments of the third quarter, prompting officials to throw him out.After the game, Tatum suggested he was targeted by the game officials.CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics is ejected from a game against the Philadelphia 76ers after his second technical foul at TD Garden Dec. 1, 2023, in Boston. The Celtics won 125-119. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)"I was extremely surprised," Tatum said. "Y'all saw what happened. Might not know what I said, but whatever I said doesn't matter at this point. I don't agree with that. One of the assistant coaches was there with me, [he] doesn't agree. But it doesn't really matter. It's like the ref's word against ours. When they throw you out, they throw you out, even if I was right."They [were] ready. They [were] ready to throw me out. Did I cuss? No, I didn't. I didn't say a cuss word. If you watch the clips, you can probably read my lips. No hand gestures. Me and Bill [Kennedy] [were] having a conversation, and the other two refs — again, like I said, refs can have an effect on the game. They do have an effect on the outcome."CELTICS' JAYLEN BROWN RIPS 'UNACCEPTABLE' CONDITIONS OF NBA IN-SEASON TOURNAMENT COURTS AFTER INJURYTatum added that, in his experience, referees typically give NBA players more leeway before resorting to an ejection. "I've been in the league long enough. I've seen a lot worse behavior and reactions get tolerated for a lot longer. So, for those two to throw me out the game, I was shocked. You always say get your money's worth, right? We get fined for these techs, and I definitely did not get my money's worth for getting thrown out of the game tonight." Jayson Tatum (0) of the Boston Celtics drives ahead of Caleb Martin (16) of the Miami Heat during the second quarter in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals at Kaseya Center May 23, 2023, in Miami, Fla.  (Megan Briggs/Getty Images)Tatum reiterated that he did not use any profanity during his exchange with the referees."I said what I said. There [were] no magic words. I didn't cuss. Assistant coach was right there, he heard me. I don't know. Maybe they didn't want me to play tonight? They were eager to get me out of there. ... It was like a joke. I had to laugh it off."The confrontation with the referee happened when Tatum took the ball up the floor in the third quarter. Sixers players quickly trapped Tatum and knocked the ball out of his hands.Tatum appeared to believe he was fouled on the play and pleaded for referees to blow the whistle. As a visably frustrated Tatum moved his arms around, he appeared to make accidental contact with Sixers forward Robert Covington.Tatum was then called for an offensive foul. Officials reviewed the call and determined the foul was flagrant. Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics during the third quarter of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat at TD Garden May 17, 2023, in Boston.  (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)Tatum began engaging with referees when they were near the video monitor. He was eventually whistled for a second technical foul, which led to his ejection. The 25-year-old received his first technical foul of the game in the first quarter.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPDespite playing just 27 minutes, Tatum finished the game with 21 points and 7 rebounds.
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.
Los Angles police announced an arrest has been made in the killing of at least three homeless people and one additional individual.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The Los Angeles Police Department released this surveillance image of a potential serial killing suspect targeting homeless people in the city. (LAPD)Police announced during a press conference on Saturday that Jerrid Powell, 33, was arrested in relation to the murders.This is a developing story.
Since Gerry Turner proposed and became the first engaged "Golden Bachelor," there’s been quite a buzz about whether his new relationship will last. As former "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" stars kicked off the holidays at iHeartRadio 102.7 KIIS FM’S Jingle Ball 2023 event, many offered advice to Turner. "I think in terms of advice … I do think it's going to last. I'm a hopeless romantic … or a hopeful romantic, maybe I'll say," former "Bachelorette" star Trista Sutter told Fox News Digital. ‘GOLDEN BACHELOR' GERRY TURNER IS ENGAGED AFTER FINDING LOVE AGAIN: ‘YOU’RE THE PERSON I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT' Trista Sutter predicts whether "Golden Bachelor" star Gerry Turner’s relationship will last. (Getty Images)"I did give him advice that he used even in his proposal, and that was to find somebody that he can't live without."Former "Bachelor" star Bob Guiney joined Sutter on the red carpet and added that her advice worked for her relationship as the first-ever "Bachelorette." The reality star continues to have a strong relationship with her husband, Ryan Sutter. WATCH: TRISTA SUTTER GIVES ‘GOLDEN BACHELOR’ STAR GERRY TURNER’S RELATIONSHIP ADVICE The two met on the reality show and share two children, son Maxwell Alston and daughter Blakesley Grace.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"Bachelor" alum Rachel Recchia spoke of a moment during the "Golden Bachelor’s" season finale. Gerry Turner gave his final rose to Theresa Nist. (John Fleenor/Disney via Getty Images)"It was so emotional but so heartwarming. … I'm really happy for Gary and Theresa," Recchia told Fox News Digital. "And hope Leslie was able to get the closure she needed last night too."‘GOLDEN BACHELOR’ FINALE: 5 BOMBSHELL CLAIMS ABOUT GERRY TURNERWATCH: ‘THE BACHELOR’ ALUM RACHEL RECCHIA WISHES ‘GOLDEN BACHELOR’ ‘ALL THE HAPPINESS’Although Turner told the final two "Golden Bachelor" contestants he was in love with both of them, he said goodbye to Leslie and chose Theresa Nist to spend forever with. After the "Golden Bachelor" turned out to be a hit, program alumni are rooting for potential future seasons of "The Golden Bachelorette" and even "The Golden Bachelor in Paradise.""The ‘Golden Bachelorette’ has to happen," former "Bachelor" star Ben Higgins and his wife told Fox News Digital.  ‘GOLDEN BACHELOR’ STAR DETAILS ‘FIRST-EVER’ STD TEST TO QUALIFY FOR SHOW: ‘A LITTLE BIT OF A TENDER MOMENT’WATCH: ‘BACHELOR’ STAR BEN HIGGINS ROOTS FOR POTENTIAL ‘GOLDEN BACHELORETTE’LIKE WHAT YOU’RE READING? CLICK HERE FOR MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS"We were with a lot of the women last night. … They're beautiful … gorgeous, they're funny, they're smart, they're charismatic. There [are] so many people there who not only deserve love but could really be good on television. So, yes, they have to do it. … I will publicly be very upset if ‘The Golden Bachelorette’ doesn’t happen," he laughed.During iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball 2023 event at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California, Friday, many of the "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" stars expressed they were most excited to see Miguel and Olivia Rodrigo perform for the evening. Olivia Rodrigo attends KIIS FM's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2023 presented by Capital One at The Kia Forum. (Getty Images)CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTERWedding bells are in order for the "Golden Bachelor" Turner and his new fiancé, Theresa. After the engagement, the couple announced they’ll be married in a live wedding ceremony scheduled to air in January 2024. 
There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries on the Philippines' southern Mindanao island, but videos showed the violent tremors shaking goods from shop shelves, and street light bulbs blowing.Read more: Two powerful earthquakes hit the Philippines
Michelle Pfeiffer is nursing an ugly black eye after an accident on the pickleball court.The actress warned her Instagram followers of the dangers of the sport, showing off her injury in a series of photos. "WARNING," she wrote. "Pickeball-Stay out of the kitchen!! Thank you, Less!" The "kitchen" is the area on either side of the net where players are not allowed to volley the ball. It is unclear how Pfeiffer was injured.MICHELLE PFEIFFER, DAVID E KELLEY DEFY HOLLYWOOD ODDS BY CELEBRATING 3 DECADES OF MARRIAGE Michelle Pfeiffer held a large bag of ice to her eye after being injured during a pickleball game. (Michelle Pfeiffer Instagram)In one photo, a makeup-free Pfeiffer, 65, sports braids and a hat while icing her eye with a hefty bag of ice cubes on the court.LIKE WHAT YOU’RE READING? CLICK HERE FOR MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSAnother photo shows Pfeiffer's right eye swollen.A final photo shows Pfeiffer's right eyelid completely bruised when closed. Michelle Pfeiffer showed off her injury from pickleball. (Michelle Pfeiffer Instagram)Numerous celebrities responded to the jarring photos in the comment section of her Instagram. "That's why I don't play," actress Julianne Moore commented. "Damn," Alec Baldwin wrote. "Can't sell beauty products and play pickle, it seems."CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER"I still smell good," Pfeiffer joked back. She also teased makeup artist Brigitte Reiss-Andersen, saying she now had her "work cut out for" her with the bruise."Oh no!!! Feel better," Rita Wilson said. "Ouch!!" wrote Naomi Watts.  Michelle Pfeiffer's eyelid was bruised after the injury. (Michelle Pfeiffer Instagram)CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPPfeiffer's sister Dedee optimistically wrote, "But she kept on playing," to which the "I Am Sam" star wrote back, "Thats right."In a separate comment, Pfeiffer addressed another user's concern about her condition, writing the injury was "nothing serious." A representative for the "Scarface" actress did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital's request for comment.
Earlier this week, a nine-year-old Kansas City Chiefs was called out by "Deadspin" for wearing red and black face paint with a Native headdress cheering on his favorite team.Carron J. Phillips accused the boy of wearing "blackface" and finding a way to "hate Black people and the Native Americans at the same time." Phillips initially shared a photo of the young boy with only half of his face covered in black paint before additional photos surfaced that showed Holden wearing half red and half black paint on his face. But that led to Phillips saying the red paint "makes it even worse."CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Holden Armenta, 9, attends the Chiefs-Raiders game on November 26 in Las Vegas.  ((Screenshot/Jesse Watters Primetime))The boy's family then said they were Native American and part of the Chumash tribe."Deadspin" has taken flack since Phillips' story was published, and even a Georgia congressman joined the fray.Rep. Mike Collins posted a photo of his headshot with faux red and black facepaint to show his support for the Georgia Bulldogs, who face Alabama in the SEC championship on Saturday. Carson Beck, #15 of the Georgia Bulldogs, throws a pass during a game between Georgia Bulldogs Red and Georgia Bulldogs Black at Sanford Stadium on April 15, 2023, in Athens, Georgia. (Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images)But, it was also a shot at the outlet."Ready to cheer on the Dawgs! @Deadspin," Collins wrote on X, formerly Twitter.In a now-deleted post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Phillips wrote, "For the idiots in my mentions who are treating this as some harmless act because the other side of his face was painted red, I could make the argument that it makes it even worse. Ya’ll are the ones who hate Mexicans but wear sombreros on cinco."The boy's dad, Bubba Armenta, said he had been "upset" and "pretty devastated" when he found out about Phillips’ "blackface" claims. Armenta said it’s "a little too late" for an apology from the "Deadspin" reporter because the "damage is already done." Chiefs fan Holden Armenta does the Tomahawk Chop.  ((Screenshot/Jesse Watters Primetime))CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"It's, you know, worldwide. Now, there's comments all over. There's, you know, disrespect towards Native Americans and towards my family," he told Jesse Watters earlier this week. "It's been a whirlwind of comments coming even from other tribes, from tribal members. Some think it's OK. Some think it's not OK. It's a nine-year-old boy supporting his team."The Bulldogs will look to win their 30th straight game on their path to a three-peat.Fox News' Ashley Carnahan and Joe Morgan contributed to this report.
The Texas Longhorns entered the 2023 college football season with a target on their backs. With Texas and Oklahoma leaving the Big 12 conference for the SEC in 2024, the Longhorns topped the Big 12 preseason media poll as they tried to bring home the conference championship in their final season, their first since 2009.   Texas Longhorns defensive back Michael Taaffe (16) celebrates a tackle during the Big 12 Championship game between the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma State Cowboys on December 2, 2023, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.  (Chris Leduc/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)Texas accomplished their goal on Saturday, soundly beating Oklahoma State 49-21 in Dallas, TX. OREGON’S BO NIX HAS A ‘LOT OF EMOTIONS’ AFTER PAC-12 TITLE GAME LOSS: ‘I’M GOING TO MISS COLLEGE FOOTBALL’Sophomore quarterback Quinn Ewers set a Big 12 title game passing record, throwing for 452 yards and passing Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford on the list. Texas put it on Oklahoma State early and often, heading into halftime with a 35-14 lead. The Longhorns’ offense had the most yards in any half of a Big 12 title game over the past 20 seasons, and Ewers became the first player to throw for four touchdowns in a half of the championship game, according to ESPN Stats and Info. Even Texas defensive end T'Vondre Sweat got in on the fun, catching a two-yard pass from Ewers to take a 21-7 lead in the first quarter.  Texas Longhorns defensive lineman T'Vondre Sweat (93) catches a pass for a touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys  during the first quarter at AT&T Stadium.  (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMTexas also rushed for 198 yards, with running back Keilan Robinson leading the way with four carries for 75 yards and two touchdowns. The Longhorns will now turn their attention toward the remaining championship games on Saturday, needing a few breaks to go their way in order to make the College Football Playoff. "In my opinion, we can play with anybody in the country," Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian said about what his team showed the CFP committee on Saturday. "We’re a very versatile team. We play good defense, play good offense. We’re really good on special teams. At the end of the day, we’d love the opportunity. We’ll see what happens." Florida State likely has to lose to Louisville in the ACC title game for Texas to have a chance of jumping into the top 4.  Texas Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers (3) and Texas Longhorns offensive lineman Jake Majors (65) celebrate a touchdown during the Big 12 Championship game between the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma State Cowboys on December 2, 2023 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.  (Chris Leduc/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPBackup quarterback Tate Rodemaker will be a game day decision Saturday night due to a head injury he suffered against Florida in Week 13, according to ESPN. Freshman quarterback Brock Glenn has received most of the practice reps this week. "There's a process we have to go through and certain benchmarks that we'll go through as we lead up to the game," Florida State head coach Mike Norvell said. "Then we'll see where he's at. But all those guys are ready, and they're prepared."
A recent New York Times column argued that barring children from undergoing gender transitions is misguided because it blocks children from embracing their freedom to take risks in life. The column, authored by Times opinion columnist Lydia Polgreen on Friday, also dismissed the concern that children may forever regret their decision to endure these procedures. She insisted that all people risk making decisions that they’ll regret in life.The author likened a kid's decision to take puberty blockers, hormones or undergo a full sex change operation to the decision she made to quit the middle school swim team, pointing out that each of these are similarly big decisions that change the course of one’s life. TRANS INFLUENCER DYLAN MULVANEY NAMED IN FORBES’ ’30 UNDER 30’ LIST A recent New York Times column argued that barring kids from undergoing gender-altering medical care bars their "freedom." (UCG / Contributor, Marcos del Mazo / Contributor)Additionally, Polgreen asserted that medical operations to alter gender are no different than other forms of plastic surgery that make one feel more comfortable with themselves.The framing of the column – titled "There Is No Way to Live a Life Without Regret" – was laid out in a subheader, which stated, "The panic over transgender children is driven by the fear that they’ll regret transitioning. But freedom to make mistakes is core to being human."Polgreen began the piece by talking about the decision to quit swimming. "Had I stuck with it, my life might have turned out pretty different. I might have been a popular jock rather than a lonely weirdo. I might have become a varsity athlete who won admission to a top college rather than a barely graduated teenager who had to take remedial math at a community college to scrape my way into a not-very-competitive school."The columnist continued, "We allow children to make irreversible decisions about their lives all the time, ideally with the guidance and support of the communities that care for them. Sometimes they regret those decisions. The stakes vary, but they are real. So what are we saying, really, when we worry that a child will regret this particular decision, the decision to transition?"Driving the comparison home, Polgreen asked, "And how is it different, really, from the decision I made to quit competitive swimming?" However, she conceded, "To many people — I am guessing most — this question is absurd. How could you possibly compare something as fundamental and consequential to one’s life as gender to something that seems comparatively trivial, competitive sport?"Polgreen’s next line of defense for child sex changes was his point that things society thinks are fixed, like race, gender and ethnicity," are actually "malleable and mutable," suggesting there’s no reason to hold to the binary gender view. "For a binary identity that is supposedly so fixed and powerful, gender eludes and confounds us constantly," the columnist added.TRANS SWIMMER BREAKS NEW JERSEY COLLEGE RECORD AFTER SWITCHING FROM MEN'S TEAM TO WOMEN'S Demonstrators display a "Protect Trans Rights" flag during a protest. (Andrea Ronchini/NurPhoto via Getty Images)Later, the columnist went so far as to insist that society has imposed gender ideology on everyone else, oppressing kids that just want to choose for themselves, for example. "We are already living under a gender ideology: It is called the gender binary, and transgender people are hardly the only ones suffering from its crushing weight," Polgreen said. The author then described plastic surgeries, saying, "Indeed, many if not most of these often irreversible interventions on children’s bodies are designed, in one way or another, to help children feel better about their appearances in a way that is inescapably bound up with gender." Polgreen's point was that these sex change operations are not so different from these other surgeries, of which 230,000 "were performed on teenagers in 2020."She concluded the piece be returning to the swimming comparison: "There are times in my life when I’ve wished I hadn’t given up competitive swimming. You can’t step into the same river twice, as the ancient fragment from Heraclitus tells us. Neither you nor the river is the same. I guess that’s how I feel about the champion swimmer I could have been." Some people who came across the column on social media appeared shocked by the arguments. Wall Street Journal film critic Kyle Smith summed up what he thought the logic of the piece was pushing for, writing, "‘Here kid, try this cocaine, get a face tattoo and take the keys to my car. You have the freedom to make mistakes.’"Human Events columnist Adam Coleman mocked the piece, posting, "Being cautious is bigotry."CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP


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