Bono suffers sudden loss of singing voice, cuts short U2 show Saturday in Berlin Frontman Bono of the Irish rock band U2 suffered what was called a complete loss of voice during a Saturday concert in Berlin — managing to battle through the song “Beautiful Day” only with audience participation, according to the German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle — leaving the stage in reportedly palpable distress and ending the concert just a few songs into the night’s set list.
Bono, 58, told the audience that he felt his sudden loss of voice would not be a “big, big problem,” but said, according to the Guardian, “I think we can’t go on [because] it’s not right for you.”
The band released a statement saying it was “so sorry for tonight’s cancellation. Bono was in great form and great voice prior to the show, and we were all looking forward to the second night in Berlin, but after a few songs, he suffered a complete loss of voice.
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SurveyMonkey IPO: 5 things to know about the survey software maker SurveyMonkey parent company SVMK Inc. intends to be one of the few dot-com-era company to go public nearly two decades after that bubble popped.
The San Mateo, Calif.-based survey software maker thinks that the market for its dot-com era idea is $25 billion in the U.S. alone, and that the overall market research industry is $45 billion, according to company calculations and third-party data. Its IPO will test the market for other enterprise tech businesses such as Dropbox Inc. DBX, +0.56% and Zscaler Inc. ZS, -2.53% and whether investors continue to have an appetite for such stocks.
Last valued at about $1.35 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal, SurveyMonkey SVMK, +0.00% said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Wednesday that it planned to raise $100 million, though that number is often a placeholder that companies update as it gets closer to the IPO.
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John McCain’s memorial service: notable attendees, speakers and moments Reuters Slide 1 of 11 Clergy extend their hands in blessing over the casket of Sen. John McCain, who died a week ago at 81 of brain cancer, at Saturday’s memorial service at the National Cathedral in Washington. The Rev. Edward A. Reese, S.J. (second from right), who delivered the service’s homily, was an educator at the Jesuit high school in Phoenix that McCain’s sons attended.
Reuters Slide 2 of 11 Sen. John McCain’s daughter Meghan, a co-host of the ABC DIS, +0.09% talk show “The View,” fights back tears as she speaks of her father, whose instruction, she has said, was that she display her toughness in the eulogy. In a reference to the political slogan of President Donald Trump, of whom John McCain was a frequent intraparty critic, Meghan McCain said her father’s America had no need to be made great again, as his America has never been anything but great. Applause rang through the cathedral in response to that..Read More →

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Enron fraud architect Jeff Skilling released from prison Jeff Skilling, whose financial fraud fueled the 2001 collapse of Enron, was released from a minimum-security “prison camp” in Alabama on Thursday and will spend the next six months in a halfway house in Houston, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.
A lawyer for Skilling wasn’t immediately available for comment.
Skilling, 64, was one of the masterminds of the giant fraud at the center of the giant Texas energy company, which collapsed amid growing questions about the complexity of its financial business.
Skilling is nearing the end of a 14-year prison sentence. He was originally sentenced to 24 years, but had his punishment reduced by 10 years five years ago as part of a deal to end appeals.
Skilling was convicted in 2006 of 19 counts of conspiracy, securities fraud, insider trading, and lying to auditors.
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Trump administration slashes funding of UN refugee agency The Trump administration announced Friday that it is permanently slashing funds to the United Nations refugee agency, in a move that security officials worry could spark Palestinian unrest but that the administration says is part of a wider U.S. strategy.
Earlier this year, the Trump administration froze most of its support to the UN Relief and Works Agency, the agency that aids Palestinian refugees, providing $60 million and holding back more than $300 million. Friday’s announcement stands to make the reduction permanent.
The administration wants to pressure Palestinians into talks with the Trump administration and signal U.S. displeasure with the way the organization runs.
The Palestinians, angered over Trump administration support for Israel, are refusing to engage in talks with the U.S.
The U.S. in a separate move last week eliminated $200 million in bilateral funding to Palestinians, and is considering additional steps ..Read More →