Meet Andy Casagrande:
- Two-time Emmy Award winning wildlife cinematographer, producer & television host specializing in apex predators (top of the food chain).
- Over 100 film credits to his name
- Worked on 27 different Shark Week specials for Discovery Channel over the past decade.
Carl Quintanilla & Twitter CEO Dick Costolo take on the #IceBucketChallenge
— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla)August 13, 2014
After Scott Wapner challenged them yesterday, CNBC anchor Carl Quintanilla and Twitter CEO Dick Costolo took on the #IceBucketChallenge today. Just after noon eastern time, Costolo posted a Vine of him drenched in cold ice water. Moments later, Quintanilla, who Costolo challenged, did the same from outside the New York Stock Exchange.
Both passed on the challenge, which benefits the ALS Association.
It’s the chilly phenomenon sweeping the country. Today, it swept through CNBC.
On live TV, our pharmaceutical reporter Meg Tirrell took the #IceBucketChallenge along with ALS researchers at Biogen Idec. CNBC’s Scott Wapner then accepted the challenge from Biogen’s Doug Williams during the Halftime Report.
But it didn’t stop there. Scott then nominated Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Costolo immediately accepted the challenge. Hey Zuck, what about you?
So far, the challenge to #StrikeOutALS has been working: The national office of the ALS Association says it’s received more than $2.3 million since July 29.
Remembering Robin Williams
From President Obama to Hollywood actors and comedians, an outpouring of tributes flood social media upon news of the legendary comedian’s death.
@BarackObama: "Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny … and everything in between. But he was one of a kind." —President Obama
@BillyCrystal: No Words.
@SteveMartinToGo: I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.
Want to spend the fall semester with CNBC’s social media team? Of course you do! Social media is all about sharing, collaborating and contributing ideas. So bring us your curiosity and enthusiasm for news!
But don’t take our word for it.
“Interning in social media at a TV network is arguably the best position you can have because you get a little taste of everything. Your work touches every aspect of the company- from editorial to production to talent. And working right in the middle of the CNBC Global HQ newsroom is an experience you’ll never forget.”
- Luke Leifeste, 2013 social media intern, senior at New York University
“Social media is the hot seat of breaking news- it’s a constant adrenaline rush. If you love journalism, social media is the best place to be - it’s the future of the industry. Plus, at CNBC, you’re working with the best in the business.”
- Kelly Kaler, 2014 social media intern, senior at University of Virginia
“I loved interning with the social media team this past summer because I was able to build on my previous knowledge of social media, but in a more sophisticated sense. Using CNBC’s social media platforms to engage an international audience made my assignments feel very current.”
- Jane Burnett, 2014 social media intern, junior at American University
If you intern with the social team (@mcwellons, @elilanger, @SteveKopack, and@StefASmith), you’ll work in our newsroom, help develop social media campaigns, run our Tumblr, cover events in the field, and much more. You’ll also have the chance to participate in NBCUniversal intern workshops at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, in the heart of New York City.
The biggest thing we ask: bring creativity.
Are you in? If so, send your resume to email@example.com and be sure to include links to websites, blogs, and social media feeds that reflect your work.
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We urge all Iraqi authorities, civil society and international partners to work the United Nations and its partners to deliver lifesaving humanitarian assistance.
- White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, in Tuesday’s press briefing
Two days after urging humanitarian assistance in Iraq, Earnest would not directly address reports that the U.S. is considering air strikes in Iraq in response to worsening threats presented by terrorist group ISIS.
During the White House news briefing today, Earnest said the White House is not prepared to discuss options for Iraq on or off the table at this point.
“The President has at the same time demonstrated his clear willingness to take the kind of military actions required to protect america’s core interests,” Earnest said.
As many as 40,000 religious minorities are currently stranded on top of a mountain in Iraq, with no food or water, in the face of death threats from ISIS. According to UNICEF, about 40 children have already died from heat exposure and dehydration.
Senior officials say a decision from the President is expected “imminently”.
UPDATE: NYT reports American forces to bomb two ISIS targets in Iraq, story is developing.
James Middleton is taking sweets to a new level with his unique invention: selfie marshmallows.
Middleton’s company, Boomf, snags photos from Instagram and Facebook and sells them in packs of 9 for 15 pounds (about $26) each.
"It’s hilarious to be sent pictures on your friends on marshmallows,” Middleton said.
Middleton says his company is hoping to expand the business to cakes, macaroons, chocolates, and biscuits in the near future.
But is his success due in part to his royal connection?
“I’m my own person, irrespective of who my family are,” he said. “I want to know I can achieve stuff without additional attention that I may get.”
The company will expand into the U.S. later this year.
Did you know?
• Two thirds of the Class of 2011 had loans.
• In 2013, graduates owed the U.S. government $1 trillion in federal loan debt.
For many 20-somethings, paying off those loans is easier said than done. Our social media intern, Jane Burnett, went in search of answers.
She caught up with CNBC’s Personal Finance Correspondent, Sharon Epperson, who shares her best tips to help college grads ditch that debt.
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