In case you missed it, some guy from Virginia decided to climb up the side of midtown Manhattan’s Trump Tower yesterday afternoon while the whole world watched in real time from the comfort of their Facebook news feeds.What a great time to be alive.He made the super technical ascent look easy with the aid of what appeared to be 4 or 5 giant suction cups—no word yet on wether these climbing cups were manufactured by Black Diamond or Petzl.All went according to what must have been a well-rehearsed plan, years in the making, until the steep pitch enthusiast encountered a problem on the 21st floor in the form of 5 NYPD police officers.As evidenced by the screen shot above, the urban soloist made a valiant effort to reroute around what is now being called the “NYPD Crux” but was ultimately apprehended as stunned onlookers observed from far below on a closed section of Fifth Avenue.Hours before embarking on his epic ascent, the aspiring spiderman—or, as the internet has now dubbed him, #SteveFromVirgnia—posted an inexplicably creepy video to Youtube titled: Message to Mr. Trump (why I climbed your tower).I can’t offer much insightful feedback on that, other than to tell you that the man claimed to be “an independent researcher seeking a meeting with Donald Trump regarding an important matter”. But I can point you to a newly-written review on MountainProject.com for more beta about free suctioning your way up the side of Trump’s NYC sky scraper should you get the urge to follow #SteveFromVirginia’s lead. Good luck. Just remember to watch out for the NYPD Crux.Related Content:
Ulrik Bengtsson Group Chief Executive of William Hill Plc has agreed to relinquish his executive performance rewards and entitlements for 2020, in light of ongoing COVID-19 impacts on the business and its global workforce.William Hill confirmed Bengtsson’s decision publishing the FTSE250 betting group’s ‘2020 Executive Remuneration’ report this afternoon.Countering COVID-19 disruptions across its business channels, William Hill governance states that its focus remains on ‘protecting key stakeholders – employees, suppliers, customers and shareholders’. Recognising hardships, William Hill confirms that all retail employees who have been furloughed following shop closures will receive full pay ‘for the time being’.Protecting company payroll, William Hill’s executive leadership team and senior management forgo bonuses packages and pay increases for 2020.“Ulrik Bengtsson has decided that he should not accept the 2020 Performance Share Plan award made to him on 9 March 2020, and that award will, accordingly, lapse. No other 2020 PSP awards will be made to senior executives at William Hill, including our new CFO, Matt Ashley” – William Hill governance details in its statement.The FTSE bookmaker confirms that it will maintain salary increases for non-executive employees in-line with national minimum wage adjustments.Further remuneration commitments, see William Hill lower executive maximum pension contributions from 20% of salary to a 5% base, which will be attributed across its general workforce. GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile August 25, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles
The IBF super-middleweight title-holder (23-1) will unify belts with WBC champion Badou Jack (20-1-2) on Saturday in New York City, live on Sky Sports, having previously won three in a row in North America.”I’ve done it the hard way – first Olympic gold medallist from Great Britain to win a world title, the ‘road warrior’,” DeGale exclusively told Sky Sports.”I love that tag because I do travel. I don’t care, I’ll go where the biggest titles are, the accolades.”In this country, I don’t get the respect. And that’s not me being stupid, or bitter about it. I have got my supporters, my fans, and I can’t wait for the homecoming.”But I’m not getting the credit. After this fight, I should get the credit. I’m coming home, trust me. Next year, a big one against Callum Smith.”DeGale beat Andre Dirrell for the IBF belt in Boston in May 2015, before defending it in Lucian Bute’s adopted home of Quebec City, then against Rogelio Medina in Washington.Liverpool’s Smith is the mandatory challenger to the winner of DeGale’s unification fight with Jack.James DeGale vs Badou Jack is live on Sky Sports 1 HD on Saturday night from 2am.