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‘Star Wars’ Actor Andrew Jack Dead from Coronavirus

Andrew Jack, a famed dialect coach and actor known for his work on the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and the “Star Wars” franchise, died Tuesday from coronavirus-related complications. He was 76. The actor’s representative Jill McCullough confirmed Jack’s death. “He died this morning of Covid-19 at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey,” she said to the Evening Standard. Jack played recurring character Resistance Major Caluan Ematt in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” He also voiced the character of Moloch in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” TRENDING: While Dems Lie About Trump’s CDC Budget, Turns Out Obama ... Read more

Jack Dorsey gets a bank

Jack Dorsey’s Square, the upstart payment processor for smaller merchants, got the OK to open a bank, after nearly three years of trying. Why it matters: Square applied to set up an industrial loan company — a “lite” bank that isn’t subject to Federal Reserve supervision — which hasn’t been approved in more than a decade. It may open the floodgates for companies that want all the perks of being a bank without the same amount of oversight. Driving the news: Square Financial Services, as the fintech’s bank is to be called, will be based in Utah, and — when it opens ... Read more

Trump Presents Medal of Freedom to Retired Army Four-Star Jack Keane

WASHINGTON — Retired four-star Gen. Jack Keane received the nation’s highest civilian honor Tuesday at a White House ceremony hosted by President Donald Trump, who called the Army veteran a “visionary,” a “brilliant strategist” and a “fearless patriot.” The crowd in the East Room gave Keane a standing ovation when the medal was placed around his neck. “In 2006, Jack helped engineer the surge that stabilized the deteriorating situation in Iraq and allowed Iraqis to finally take charge of their own future,” Trump said. “In the years since, Jack has continued to offer his sage counsel to military and policy ... Read more

President Donald Trump awards former four-star Gen. Jack Keane with Medal of Freedom

President Donald Trump presented the Medal of Freedom to retired Army Gen. Jack Keane on Tuesday, afternoon honoring his career in the military and serving as a national security analyst. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo President Donald Trump praised Jack Keane as a “courageous warrior and a fearless patriot” as he presented him with the highest civilian honor. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo Army Gen. Jack Keane delivers remarks after President Donald Trump awarded him the Medal of Freedom. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo March 10 (UPI) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday presented ... Read more

Is it good or bad to be a jack of all trades as a digital marketer?

When mulling over your career trajectory, should you be a jack of all trades or a specific expert, it’s important to think about where you started. When you were eight years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? Teacher? Doctor? Lawyer? Video Game Developer? Those are common answers when you are eight years old as they are based on professionals that you probably interact with regularly (ok, maybe not lawyers but you may have watched LA Law, Law & Order or Suits and maybe played some video games – nod to Atari, Nintendo and Sega). We ... Read more

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey rethinks Africa plan amid coronavirus outbreak

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said at a Morgan Stanley conference in San Francisco Thursday that he was re-evaluating his plan to spend several months in Africa this year. Between the lines: Dorsey specifically blamed the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, though his decision also comes as Twitter struggles with tough content and business issues and as an activist investor, Elliott Management, is seeking his ouster. Of note: Bloomberg reporter Kurt Wagner noted that despite being interviewed on stage for 40 minutes, Dorsey was not asked a direct question about Elliott’s move to have him replaced as CEO. Still, many of Dorsey’s comments ... Read more

How Jack Welch Helped Create Bernie Sanders

When Jack Welch, the longtime C.E.O. of General Electric, retired, his exit package was worth more than four hundred million dollars.Photograph by Richard Kalvar / Magnum It was purely a coincidence, of course, that Jack Welch, the corporate titan who led General Electric from 1981 to 2001, died two days before Super Tuesday. But the obituaries for Welch, who was eighty-four, should serve as a reminder of how we reached the point where a self-proclaimed democratic socialist like Bernie Sanders seems likely to win Democratic primary contests in California and other big states. Welch was a Republican. (In 2016, he ... Read more