PRINCE Philip is 99 years old and celebrated his last birthday in lockdown with Queen Elizabeth II. But despite being the son of a prince and princess as well, the Duke of Edinburgh is not a King. How old is Prince Philip and when's his 100th birthday? Prince Philip, otherwise known as the Duke of Edinburgh turned 99 in June, 2020 . He will hit a significant milestone this year when he turns 100. He was born in 1921 in Greece. What's his background? Prince Philip has been married to the Queen for more than 70 years . His father was Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, while his mother was Princess Alice of Battenberg. Philip was born on June 10, 1921, in Corfu, Greece, but his family was exiled when he was just a child. Raised in the UK, he was also educated in France and Germany, later joining the Navy and serving in World War II . A keen sports' fan, he has been involved in a number of events including developing the equestrian event of carriage … [Read more...] about How old is Prince Philip and when is he 100?
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Audio creators are a new kind of influencer , born of the meteoric rise of the audio-only chat app Clubhouse . Together, they are pulling in millions of weekly listeners and building online followings. Now, with Clubhouse booming and other social apps , like Twitter , taking cues from its success, they are banding together and working with big brands. Audio Collective is one outgrowth of the audio boom. The company, which announced its formation Thursday, will offer event planning, brand consulting, and support and community for creators working in the field. Its founders also plan to lobby Clubhouse for stronger moderation policies, better insights and performance metrics, and monetization tools. The company’s 40 founding members are creators themselves; they host talk shows, meet-ups, discussion groups and other high-profile events and command many millions of followers. Unlike podcasters, who produce edited shows, they perform for a live, interactive audience, much … [Read more...] about Meet the new influencers. The era of audio creators has arrived, thanks to Clubhouse
The UK is "absolutely not" trying to provoke a row with the EU over post-Brexit border arrangements, after the government's intervention saw the bloc threaten legal action, a cabinet minister has told Sky News. Tensions rose over the Northern Ireland protocol, a key part of Britain's divorce deal with the EU, once again this week after the UK took unilateral action to extend grace periods for businesses such as supermarkets and parcel operators. Light-touch regulation schemes on goods from the rest of the UK transiting to Northern Ireland had been due to expire at the end of this month - after which businesses would have had to fully comply with new post- Brexit rules - but now they won't end until October. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Sectarian tensions mount over Brexit European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic, who is in charge of implementing the protocol on behalf of the EU, has described the UK's … [Read more...] about Brexit: UK ‘absolutely not’ trying to provoke row over Northern Ireland – but EU hints legal action ‘very soon’
The Senate has already voted down Bernie Sanders’s bid to restore a $15 minimum wage. Photo: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images After a noisy and intermittently dramatic start, the U.S. Senate is expected this weekend to pass a version of Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, a.k.a. the COVID-19 relief and stimulus legislation. But first the chamber must endure the arcane ritual of the vote-a-rama , a period of voting on unlimited (but barely debated) amendments. As I explained in February, when the Senate held a 15-hour vote-a-rama before passing the budget resolution that made possible the reconciliation bill before the Senate now, this is the price Senate Democrats pay to utilize procedures that circumvent what would otherwise be a fatal Republican filibuster. Reconciliation bills cannot be filibustered, and thus can pass with a simple majority vote (in this case, that could mean 50 votes plus a tie-breaker from Vice-President Kamala Harris). Most of the amendments that … [Read more...] about Senate to Slog Through COVID-19 Stimulus Package Into the Weekend