The Evolving Cannabis Market Offers Limitless Opportunities

first_img Next Article The Evolving Cannabis Market Offers Limitless Opportunities Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. cannabis industry This year in the cannabis market, we’ve seen an explosive growth in vapes — slim accessories that heat oil so the user is only inhaling vapor, not smoke. Vaping products now account for up to 19 percent of market share in some states.That’s just one sign of how quickly the cannabis industry is diversifying its product offerings.As a newly legal industry, the cannabis industry continues to sort out exactly what it is and who its customers are. The data shows legal cannabis users are wealthier and better educated than the tired stoner stereotypes of yesterday, which means the products they want will be different, too. As more states legalize cannabis, and as scientists invent better technology for extracting THC and CBD oil from plants, it’s a sure bet that the list of cannabis-infused products will only grow to better serve current users and attract new customers.Cannabis is a massive market. Today, there are 35 million consumers, who spend around $1,500 each per year on cannabis products. The industry is expected to generate $75 billion in sales by 2030.Related: Marijuana Industry to Create 283,000 Jobs by 2020, Report ProjectsExplosion of new productsNew products are making their way into the market in droves, challenging expectations and prejudices along the way. Vapes are one way the industry is evolving. The sleek devices have more appeal to suburban parents and young professionals than the traditional joint. They’re small and discrete, so there’s no need to be furtive, and they simply don’t have the same stigma as a pre-roll. Colorado alone had an 80 percent increase in vape sales from first quarter 2017 to Q1 2018. In California, 32 percent of all cannabis/extracts sales so far this year were vapes.Versatile distillate oils (they can be used for vapes, skin products, edibles or sublinguals) with high concentrations of THC or CBD, will help create vast new markets for cannabis infused products. Companies are pouring money into refining processes that can create concentrated and potent distillates up to 99 percent pure that are virtually odorless and tasteless. That means they won’t overpower delicate facial moisturizers and perfumes, or interfere with the flavor of breath mints and energy drinks.Distillates that are flavorless and scent free will lead to a swell of innovative new products. They will allow companies to experiment with different combinations to create pain relieving super medicines, anti-inflammatory makeup or anxiety-reducing dog treats, as well as a myriad of adult-use products. There’s even cannabis-infused beer coming to a bar near you.Related: Hangover-Proof Beer Infused With THC and CBDs? Cheers!Packaging and marketing changesThe evolution of products is only part of the equation in a maturing cannabis industry. As the customer base expands into the suburbs, users will demand more sophisticated packaging and marketing. Right now, marketing can be tricky. Thirty states have legalized some form of cannabis use by adults. But at the federal level, it’s still a Schedule I substance, which is defined as “a drug with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” That means cannabis is equated with heroin and LSD. So big advertising platforms like Google aren’t keen to post ads for cannabis products. Until cannabis is legalized by the federal government, there will be a need for marketing workarounds to get the word out and differentiate products.So newbies and experienced users alike are depending much more heavily on brick-and-mortar locations than might be expected in these days of the retail apocalypse. Consumers need help understanding how and when to use edibles, sublingual tinctures and creams — and what the effect will be of each. They’re more comfortable browsing the dizzying array of new products in person. Then there’s the fact that it’s still illegal to ship cannabis-infused products across state lines, so e-storefronts aren’t really an option right now.The newness and sheer variety of products makes branding vital. Customers want to quickly understand what they’re buying. Will this make me happy? Relaxed? Sleepy? Most customers don’t want to learn the ins and outs of different strains of cannabis. Branding will also benefit the entrepreneurs selling cannabis products by giving them a way to differentiate themselves. NPR recently aired a feature on “gourmet ganja” and the entrepreneurs making cannabis-infused foie gras and “stoner souffles.” Branding cannabis products as aspirational or luxury will go a long way toward dispelling any lingering stigma.Related: 5 Things You Need to Know Before Opening a DispensarySales and distribution Where there’s sophisticated packaging, marketing and branding — and massive profit potential — big business won’t be far behind. While the cannabis industry so far has been populated by small, independent entrepreneurs, big time alcohol distributors, in particular, are poised to exploit the growing legal market. In fact, the largest wine and spirits distributor in the U.S. recently secured exclusive distribution rights for a Canadian company’s cannabis products.For these big firms, there’s a measure of self-preservation involved. An April report by Cowan, a financial services firm, said that people are starting to substitute cannabis for alcohol. The company said lower-end beer was the most threatened by legal cannabis. They’re probably right. Last year, cannabis sales in Aspen, Colorado, outpaced alcohol sales for the first time.Entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry have the chance to reinvent supply chain, retail spaces and sourcing to best fit this emerging industry. In any number of areas, legal cannabis offers tantalizing opportunities and, like the industry itself, they will only continue to grow. Green Entrepreneur Podcast Listen Now Each week hear inspiring stories of business owners who have taken the cannabis challenge and are now navigating the exciting but unpredictable Green Rush. Nick Kovacevich –shares September 7, 2018 5 min read Add to Queue CEO and Co-Founder of KushCo Holdings, Inc. It’s no longer just about flower and joints. 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Budweiser and Coleman partner to create new meat products

first_imgBudweiser and Coleman partner to create new meat productsPosted By: Martin Whiteon: March 05, 2019In: Alcohol, Food, Industries, New productsPrintEmailAB InBev’s Budweiser brand has partnered with meat producer Coleman Natural to create a new line of beer-infused meat products for the US market.The five products in the range include St. Louis Style Pork Spareribs in full and half racks, Pulled Pork, Jalapeno Cheddar Brats and Beer Brats. The St. Louis Style Pork Spareribs and Pulled Pork covered in a Budweiser BBQ sauce, while the Jalapeno Cheddar Brat and Beer Brats are made with Budweiser lager.All products in the new range are made with slow-roasted Coleman pork, containing no added hormones or antibiotics.Budweiser claims that the new premium range will enhance the appeal of the processed meat space to a new range of consumers, in particular, millennials who are seeking new taste experiences and new innovations.Bart Vittori, general manager of Coleman Natural Meats, said: “Budweiser is an iconic brand that is recognised throughout the US with impressive advertising and marketing.“The Coleman and Budweiser partnership will help create awareness for the millennial consumers to stop and shop in the processed meat case.“Coleman’s Budweiser products are 100% crate free, which is important as we expand this premium category to consumers across Main Street USA.”Share with your network: Tags: BudweiserColemanUSlast_img read more

Snapchat Raises 181 Billion in New Funding Round

first_img 70shares Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand 1 min read Reuters Next Article Image credit: Reuters | Mike Segar Messaging app Snapchat Inc. has raised $1.81 billion in an equity offering, indicating strong investor interest in the company despite concerns that it is struggling to attract advertisers.Snapchat did not disclose its valuation in the latest round of funding in its filing on Thursday.However, technology website TechCrunch reported on Monday, citing sources, that the company could be valued at about $20 billion.Snapchat, which makes a free mobile app that allows users to send videos, photos and messages that vanish in seconds, has faced concerns that the company’s estimated valuation is not justified because of its uneven revenue stream.Investors in this round included General Atlantic, Sequoia Capital, T. Rowe Price, Lone Pine and Fidelity, among others, TechCrunch reported on Thursday, citing sources.Snapchat was not immediately available for comment.(Reporting by Anya George Tharakan in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva) Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful.center_img This story originally appeared on Reuters Snapchat Raises $1.81 Billion in New Funding Round May 26, 2016 Snapchat Add to Queue Enroll Now for $5last_img read more

Airbnb Sues New York Over Restrictive New Law

first_img Next Article Airbnb The bill bans New York homeowners from advertising rentals of 30 days or less on Airbnb’s website. Image credit: via PC Mag Airbnb Sues New York Over Restrictive New Law Chloe Albanesius Executive Editor, PCMag Add to Queue This story originally appeared on PCMagcenter_img Register Now » Airbnb has filed suit against the state of New York after Gov. Mario Cuomo signed into law a bill that restricts how Airbnb hosts can operate in the region.New York law already bans rentals of 30 days or less if the owner of the property is not present. The bill signed by Gov. Cuomo, from Democratic Assembly member Linda B. Rosenthal, goes one step further and bans New York homeowners from advertising such rentals on Airbnb’s website. Those who do so risk fines of $1,000 for the first violation, $5,000 for a second violation and $7,500 if caught a third time.”Now, we have strong laws on the books to protect affordable housing and tenant’s rights,” Rosenthal said in a statement posted to Facebook.Supporters argue that homeowners are flipping what used to be permanent rental properties into short-term Airbnb rentals or unregulated hotels, thereby reducing rental inventory in cities already in the midst of a housing crunch and forcing full-time residents to live next to a revolving door of travelers.Airbnb says the bill is nothing more than a handout to the hotel industry.”In typical fashion, Albany back-room dealing rewarded a special interest — the price-gouging hotel industry — and ignored the voices of tens of thousands of New Yorkers,” Airbnb said in a statement. “A majority of New Yorkers have embraced home sharing, and we will continue to fight for a smart policy solution that works for the the people, not the powerful.”The company said it would file suit in New York on Friday afternoon.Prior to Gov. Cuomo signing the legislation, Airbnb’s head of public policy, Chris Lehane, penned an op-ed in the New York Daily News that proposed “a comprehensive set of clear, fair rules for home-sharing in New York City to serve as the framework for new legislation.”At the heart of Airbnb’s plan is a provision that Lehane says will limit renters to leasing a single home within New York’s five boroughs. Lehane also backed a registration system for short-term rental hosts — similar to the online program it recently created in Chicago — as well as a “three strikes” policy that would bar hosts from the service after repeatedly breaking the rules.Cuomo, however, ultimately backed Rosenthal’s bill. “This is an issue that was given careful, deliberate consideration, but ultimately these activities are already expressly prohibited by law,” a spokesman for the governor told the New York Times.NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who has battled Airbnb on this issue for several years, said in a statement that “The law signed today will provide vital protections for New York tenants and help prevent the continued proliferation of illegal, unregulated hotels and we will defend it. Airbnb can’t have it both ways: it must either police illegal activity on its own site — or government will act to protect New Yorkers, as the State just did.”According to Airbnb’s suit, the bill signed by Gov. Cuomo violates the Federal Communications Decency Act, the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the US Constitution and the home rule clause of the New York State Constitution. “The bill bears a striking resemblance to a similar ordinance banning advertising in Anaheim, CA; we filed suit against the city of Anaheim and the city immediately agreed to stop enforcing any of the provisions aimed at platforms, recognizing that its ordinance violated the” Communications Decency Act, Airbnb says. –shares 4 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. October 24, 2016last_img read more

Elon Musk Is the Subject of a New Weepy Rock Song

first_img Add to Queue Entrepreneur Staff News Director We here at Entrepreneur have already informed you about Raptor Command, a heavy metal band dedicated to singing the praises of Elon Musk. And folks, it looks like vocalizing about the SpaceX and Tesla CEO has become a trend.The Rentals, led by former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp, recently released a new song called “Elon Musk Is Making Me Sad.” If you’re into melancholy ’90s rock music, this just may be your latest jam. As for the title, the lyrics delve into Sharp comparing a version of himself to Musk. Here are the words to the chorus:”Elon’s making me so sad cause I calculated the math of our birthdatesAnd I had a head start out of the start gate, 2 years plus 86 days, but that all went to wasteOh, Elon you’re making me so sad cause the race that I wanted to have was not much of a raceAnd I tried, Love! And for a moment I thrived, Love! But could not keep my stride up to keep pace”Related: If You Think You Had a Busy Week, Check Out Everything Elon Musk Has DoneTake a listen for yourself.Wired also reports there’s a song by Heather Anne Campbell about Musk destroying the Earth “to take revenge on the bullies who beat him up as a kid.” –shares Elon Musk Register Now » Stephen J. Bronner Next Article center_img Elon Musk Is the Subject of a New Weepy Rock Song October 4, 2017 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Image credit: Shutterstock.com The Rentals new song, ‘Elon Musk Is Making Me Sad,’ finds the singer comparing himself to the SpaceX and Tesla CEO. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.last_img read more

Agropurs iögo creates worlds first crunchy yogurt bites

first_imgAgropur’s iögo creates ‘world’s first’ crunchy yogurt bitesPosted By: News Deskon: May 02, 2018In: Dairy, Food, Industries, Innovation, New products, SnacksPrintEmailCanadian dairy cooperative Agropur’s iögo brand has created what it claims are the world’s first crunchy yogurt bites.The high-protein snacks are made using a technological process which can produce yogurt-based products through vacuum microwave dehydration.Over the next few weeks, iögo’s range of crunchy yogurt bites will be released exclusively in Quebec and Alberta at Couche-Tard and Circle K stores as part of a trial period, and will be sold in 35g packets.Four flavours will be available in the range: Sour cream and green onion, cheddar, salted caramel and applewood smoked BBQ.Michael Aucoin, president, Canada operations said: “iögo crunchy bites contain everything these influential consumers are looking for: a dairy product with 10g of protein per portion that can be eaten on the go like chips.”Martin Parent, general manager, yogurt at Agropur added: “Agropur is the first company to use this process to dehydrate yogurt while preserving its benefits. There are no similar products on the market, here or anywhere else.“Reinventing the dairy experience is one of our organization’s priorities. We had an idea and we needed a unique technology to transform it into an opportunity.”Share with your network: Tags: AgropurCanadaiögoyogurtlast_img read more

Kroger invests 17m in Kentucky supermarket distribution centre

first_img© Google Kroger invests $17m in Kentucky supermarket distribution centrePosted By: News Deskon: July 10, 2018In: Distribution, Food, Industries, RetailPrintEmailKroger will invest $17 million in its distribution centre in Florence, Kentucky, to ramp up production and create 250 new jobs.The 674,000-square-foot ambient distribution site opened last year after Kroger’s $60 million investment to service the company’s direct-to-store distribution centres in the east of the US, as well as Kroger’s growing e-commerce and digital business.  The project is supported by a Kentucky Business Investment incentive of up to $1 million over ten years. The company’s annual eligibility for the performance-based tax credit is linked to investment, job creation and retention, and average hourly wage targets.Kroger vice president of supply chain and logistics Frank Bruni said: “This significant investment in the distribution facility and our associates will allow us to more efficiently reach our customers and help to deliver on new ways to shop with Kroger, as we redefine the grocery customer experience through ‘Restock Kroger’.“We have long appreciated the support from Boone County and the state of Kentucky, and look forward to growing together.”Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin added: “It was less than a year ago that Kroger opened its distribution centre in Boone County, and it is clear from this additional investment that the company recognises northern Kentucky as the best possible location for further success and growth.“Distribution and logistics is a thriving industry in the commonwealth, and this announcement is just the latest confirmation of that fact. We greatly appreciate Kroger’s confidence in the northern Kentucky region and its ongoing commitment to investing and growing in our state.”Earlier this year Kroger completed the $2.15 billion sale of its convenience store business to EG Group. The unit spans 18 US states and includes QuickStop and KwikShop. It generated revenue of $4 billion in 2016.In May Kroger bought US meal kit company Home Chef for an initial price of $200 million as it aims to “significantly accelerate availability of meal kits”. The cost of the firm could rise to $700 million over the next five years if certain milestones are met.Share with your network: Tags: KrogerUSlast_img read more

Nestlés new Milkybar Mix Ups blend milk and white chocolate

first_imgNestlé’s new Milkybar Mix Ups blend milk and white chocolatePosted By: Jules Scullyon: March 08, 2019In: Confectionery, Food, Industries, Innovation, New productsPrintEmailNestlé has launched Milkybar Mix Ups, a line of Milkybar buttons that combine white chocolate with milk chocolate for the first time.The products have gone on sale in the UK and Ireland this week in sharing and single packs. Each contains a mix of classic Milkybar white chocolate buttons with a cocoa filling and milk chocolate buttons with a milky filling.The chocolate is being made at Nestlé’s factory in Fawdon, Newcastle, which also creates confectionery products such as Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles, Jelly Tots, Matchmakers, Munchies, Caramac and Rolo. It’s the last of those, Rolo, which has helped to make Milkybar Mix Ups possible.The individual Mix Ups chocolate buttons are created using a similar technique to the way a Rolo is made and are being produced on the Rolo production line with the same milk chocolate recipe. Along with Milkybar mini eggs, it is the first time that any Milkybar product has been made in Fawdon, away from its more usual home of York.Alberto Pisanello, assistant brand manager for Milkybar, said: “We get a lot of requests from Milkybar fans who have been asking us to mix white chocolate with milk chocolate for a long time but it’s not something we’ve done before with original Milkybar.Milkybar Mix Ups are made at Nestlé’s factory in Fawdon, Newcastle.“Milkybar is famously white chocolate so it needed to be something special if we were going to mix things up. We think Milkybar Mix Ups are very special, and if they are as popular out there as they have been at Nestlé HQ then we’re sure our fans will absolutely love them.”Milkybar Mix Ups are on sale in a single 32.5g pack, a 78g pouch, a 95g sharing bag and a larger 196g ‘more to share’ bag.Last year, Milkybar Wowsomes became the first product under the Milkybar brand to use two different types of chocolate in the same product.Nestlé created the bar using a ‘world-first’ sugar production technique, which drastically reduces the amount of sugar in the bar.The sugar contained in the Milkybar Wowsomes range is made using a process which produces aerated, porous particles of sugar that dissolve quickly in the mouth. Nestlé estimates that the Milkybar Wowsomes range contains 30% less sugar than similar chocolate bars thanks to this technique.Share with your network: Tags: chocolateNestléUKlast_img read more

Isle of Wight Distillery launches strawberryflavoured pink gin

first_imgIsle of Wight Distillery launches strawberry-flavoured pink ginPosted By: Contributoron: June 25, 2019In: Alcohol, Beverage, Industries, Innovation, New productsPrintEmailThe Isle of Wight Distillery has expanded its Mermaid Gin range in the UK with a new pink gin distilled using strawberries.To create the beverage, strawberries are steeped in the distillery’s gin for four days. Then, half is removed to be distilled and eventually added back to the remaining infusion – imparting a “refreshing and intensely aromatic” strawberry flavour.As with the distillery’s original gin, there remains a fragrant hint of the locally foraged rock samphire. The introduction comes three months after the distillery created a new sculpted bottle for its Mermaid Gin brand, which is made from sustainable materials and is plastic-free.The new pink gin is presented in the same bottle – albeit decorated in shades of pink. The bottle features a wood-topped cork and a tamper-proof seal.Xavier Baker, co-founder of the Isle of Wight Distillery, said: “The trade and consumer response to Mermaid’s new bottle has been amazing and has obviously kept us all very busy. However, we’ve significantly invested in the distillery’s future and pink represents the next big step for us.“The pink gin category’s still got masses of potential, both here and abroad, so we’re confident our unique island take on it will be a big hit.”Bottled at 38% ABV, Mermaid Pink Gin is available in the UK in 70cl bottles with a recommended retail price of £39.99.The Isle of Wight Distillery also makes a range of vodka, rum and whisky.Share with your network: Tags: ginIsle of Wight DistilleryPink ginUKlast_img read more

Philadelphia Phillies fan hospitalized by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

first_imgPhiladelphia Philadelphia Phillies fan hospitalized by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic Hot dog fired into crowd injures supporter at Phillies gameFan doesn’t plan legal action after diagnosis of hematoma Share on Pinterest Last modified on Thu 21 Jun 2018 15.04 EDT Share via Email Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook MLB Thu 21 Jun 2018 10.56 EDT Support The Guardian The Phillies apologized to McVay on Tuesday and the team has offered her tickets to any game. MLB Reuse this content Philadelphia Phillies Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. US sports sarahbloomquist (@sarahbloomquist)Coming up at 4:30 and 6 on Action News- hear from this Phillies fan injured by a hot dog fired from the Phanatic’s hot dog cannon. The ⁦@Phillies⁩ say the mascot feels terrible about it. pic.twitter.com/2kXlPAX6V3June 20, 2018 Shares114114 Share via Email Share on Twitter The Phillie Phanatic routinely fires hot dogs into the crowd between innings at Phillies home games.Photograph: Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia.Kathy McVay says she was at Monday night’s Phillies game when the team’s mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out his hot dog launcher. McVay was sitting near home plate and, she says, all of a sudden a hot dog wrapped in duct tape struck her in the face.McVay says she is suffering from a shoulder injury, so she was unable to swat the hot dog away.She left the game to get checked out at a hospital and was diagnosed with a small hematoma.She told WPVI-TV she doesn’t plan legal action. Share on Facebook Associated Press Topics Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Baseballlast_img read more

Hurricane Lane lashes Hawaii triggering flash floods and landslides

first_imgShare on Twitter Share on Messenger Hurricane Lane lashes Hawaii, triggering flash floods and landslides In Hanalei on Kauai, rain fell on Thursday as residents and businesses prepared for the hurricane while tourists continued to shop and dine in places that were still open.Dave Stewart, owner of Kayak Hanalei, had boarded up the windows on his shop by mid-afternoon and moved the company’s rental kayaks to high ground.He said he wasn’t taking any chances, having lived through severe flooding on Kauai’s North Shore in April and through Hurricane Iniki in 1992.“That was total destruction,” he said of Iniki. “Seven out of 10 telephone poles were down, so even if your house was OK, you couldn’t get out.“Iniki was the most powerful hurricane on record to hit Hawaii, making landfall on Kauai island on 11 September 1992, as a Category 4. It killed six people and damaged or destroyed more than 14,000 homes.The shelves of a downtown Honolulu Walmart were stripped of items ranging from canned tuna to dog food, bottled water and coolers full of ice.Video footage showed whipping palm trees and darkening skies in Maui. In the Manoa Valley neighborhood in Honolulu, sidewalks typically full of joggers and dog walkers were empty as residents stood outside their homes watching the skies and businesses closed early for the day. ‘This is a very dangerous situation. Avoid unnecessary travel’Evacuations and road closures but no reports of injuries Fri 24 Aug 2018 08.27 EDT Play Video Hawaii Donald Trump declared a state of emergency for Hawaii and ordered federal authorities to help supplement state and local responses, the White House said on Thursday.The coast guard has ordered all harbors to close to incoming vessels and the US navy moved most of its fleet out of Pearl Harbor, where ships could provide aid after the storm.Since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico last year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has made changes to how it works, Fema’s administrator, Brock Long, said at a briefing in Washington, making sure generators are in place so they can provide power to residents and quickly restart the water system.“It’s not just providing food and water. If you fix the power first, you solve 90% of the problems,” he said. Since you’re here… Share on Facebook Support The Guardian 1:21 Share via Email Sign up to receive the top US stories every morning This article is more than 10 months old Hurricane Lane, a powerful Category 3 storm, has lashed Hawaii with high winds and torrential rain, causing flash floods, landslides and raging surf as residents hunkered down to ride out the storm.“Life threatening flash floods. This is a very dangerous situation. Avoid unnecessary travel,” David Ige, Hawaii’s governor, said on Twitter.The latest predictions showed the eye of the storm twisting west of the Big Island on Friday morning before glancing past Maui and several other islands later in the day on its way to Oahu. But authorities warned the islands could still expect to be hit hard.The storm spun in the Pacific Ocean about 165 miles (260km) south-west of Kailua-Kona and nearly 20 inches (51cm) of rain had fallen on the eastern side of the Big Island of Hawaii, the National Weather Service (NWS) said on Thursday. Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Evacuations were under way on parts of Molokai and Maui islands while power outages were being reported on social media.Lane shifted from heading north-west and was headed north at 6mph as the Category 3 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale was packing winds of 120mph, the service said in an evening advisory.“We’re telling everybody to take the storm seriously, make your final preparations, and be prepared to ride out what is going to be a prolonged rain event,” said Andrew Pereira, communications director for the city and county of the state capital, Honolulu.The National Hurricane Center warned storm surges could raise water levels 3-5ft (1-1.5 metres) above normal along the western shores of the Big Island and that extreme rainfall could mean “numerous evacuations and rescues”.Governor Ige has urged residents to set aside a 14-day supply of water, food and medicine. All public schools, University of Hawaii campuses and non-essential government offices on the islands of Oahu and Kauai were closed at least through Friday.“We are in our room at Alohilani Resort waiting for Hurricane Lane to arrive,” said Janina Ballali on Twitter. “Hopefully, the hurricane will have mercy with our beloved Oahu.”Par Pacific Holdings Inc said it had shut its 93,500 barrel-per-day refinery in Kapolei due to the storm. Natural disasters and extreme weather Twitter newscenter_img Residents carry dogs through flood waters to dry land on the Big Island on Thursday in Hilo, Hawaii. Hurricane Lane has brought more than a foot of rainfall to some parts of the Big Island.Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images Share on Twitter Share via Email Heavy rainfall from Hurricane Lane causes a small stream to overflow on to Akolea Road in upper Kaumana, near Hilo, Hawaii. Photograph: Bruce Omori/EPA Hawaii Share on Pinterest Hurricanes Hurricane Lane: huge downpours drench Hawaii as storm system nears – video Last modified on Tue 11 Sep 2018 09.28 EDT Topics Pinterest Hawaii braces for Hurricane Lane in year of floods, quakes and volcanic eruptions Read more … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. “There’s lots and lots of rain, torrential rain, with a lot of moisture in the atmosphere,” NWS meteorologist Chevy Chevalier said, noting there were reports of 50mph (80 km/h) wind gusts. “We’re in it now.”There were no reports of injuries, but roads were closed because of flash floods and landslides in the Pacific island state. Tourists were advised to stay away from a popular attraction on the island of Maui called the Seven Sacred Pools, a scenic cluster of waterfalls and grottos. Share on WhatsApp Shares6363 Facebook Reuters This article is more than 10 months old Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Pound bounces back as Raab talks up chances of Brexit deal –

first_img 2 3 Show 1 more reply | Pick First published on Mon 24 Sep 2018 02.45 EDT Julia Kollewe Facebook | Pick 24 Sep 2018 16:46 Someone else? Are you too busy today? Show 2 more replies 3 4 | Pick 24 Sep 2018 18:07 24 Sep 201806:41 24 Sep 2018 15:11 24 Sep 2018 16:10 Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Facebook Twitter Share on Twitter Reply | Pick Facebook Share Francilien 9 10 Share 0 1 Share on Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook As reported earlier, Versace, the Italian fashion house founded by Gianni Versace 40 years ago, has been sold to US handbag and clothing brand Michael Kors for $2bn (£1.5bn), according to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.Donatella Versace, the brand’s vice-president and artistic director, has called an all-staff meeting for Tuesday to announce the deal.Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Retail, says: I think you need to stop the US worship a little bit. Since the last 25-30 years, the markets have a severely short-term view into the future, so they are drunk on the tax cuts issued by Trump, but are not considering their harmful effects on the debt and deficit. The US market is increasingly being driven by a small cluster of securities and such concentration has never ended well. In 2000, the market actually hit a new high over 1999 before everything went belly up, and it appears we are heading for more of the same. Why haven’t the US markets dropped like China’s? Because the actual cost while sounding huge is a relative pebble into a lake…. it makes great controversy to an echo chamber that doesn’t get numbers though. However until “Trump” had to be opposed at all cost the very people now taking him to task are doing so on the very subjects they previously said had to be addressed… The lefties and NGOs hated the way Nafta, UN &EU had stopped being fit for purpose and were deliberately set up to maintain the status quo rather than change quickly enough… China was getting more and more out of an unequal set up… globalised companines were full of legal teams who could expolit it all… and they all complained until it was Trump who actually got the conversation started and change to start being made…. Winston Smith we need you to rewrite our previous stances asap… Read more richievet Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Twitter “No Deal Is Better…”Ironically this is also the top-recommended comment on the Torygraph.”The Complete Plain Words” really ought to be required reading at GCSE… Facebook Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Why Brexiters’ confidence in services trade may be misplaced (FT paywall) | Pick “9am BST German Ifo business climate survey” Isn’t as bad as expected, so the Graun may actually report this figure, unlike Thursday & Friday when the negative figures coming from the Eurozone were quietly forgotten… Twitter 24 Sep 201808:43 Sterling has risen as much as 0.9% against the dollar to $1.3161, and 0.4% against the euro to 89.42p. Share on Twitter Twitter Share on Facebook | Pick Share | Pick SteveInBavaria Facebook Facebook Facebook 24 Sep 2018 15:10 Facebook kizbot Share on Facebook Fashion designer Donatella Versace. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters Facebook Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter | Pick Twitter 24 Sep 201806:26 24 Sep 2018 16:56 24 Sep 2018 15:38 China, be grateful. If you weren’t so rich and powerful they’d be bombing you soon. IF they didn’t have so much invested on Chinese soil they’d be funding all sorts of destabilizing groups in your land. They can do none of it. They can charge you more like some cheap little tradesman on the fiddle. They are bullies full stop. They just cannot bomb you or destabilise you like they do to everyone else so they charge you. It matters not. They let you get too big and now they fear you. They’re 30 years too late and everyone but half of them know it. Trump is just a dipsh*t upjumped tradesman. China is 2,500 years old and thriving. On we go. Had they stayed Statist Communist just working cheap for Yanks being kept in line as slaves by the benighted Statist Communist leadership like they were supposed to according to Yank economic and political theory this might work. All it does is hurt the US because the dimwit firing the warning shots is so blind he’s firing them at his allies and own people in reality. Less trade the planet wins whether we like it or not. The States loses money and further fractures its internal politics with this though, doesn’t gain power and alienates others who Donald has forgotten are watching. Donald ‘build a wall across the Sahara’ Trump is not a man one fears dealing with when one is a Chinese Premier. He is a man who destroys his own people and removes from them the systemic ability for their nation to counter China in the future. Share Reply Share on Twitter Facebook May: Everyone must accept my plan. No-one must question it. I alone know what everyone voted for. I want to have my cake and eat it with cherry-picking on top. All other countries must bend to my will. 2016: It will be great, easiest deal in history, only upside, be like Norway with full Single Market access.2018: Right, you can have the disastrous chequers plan* or a catastrophic no deal. What do you mean that’s not what you were sold and you want to change your mind? Tough. (*you can’t have this as the EU don’t accept it) Sterling rises 0.6% on Brexit deal hopesSterling has bounced 0.6% against the dollar today after Friday’s sell-off, lifted by upbeat comments from Brexit secretary Dominic Raab. It’s trading at $1.3158 at the moment, and is up 0.4% at 89.42 pence against the euro.Raab expressed confidence that a Brexit deal could be struck – but analysts said the comments were unlikely to support the pound for long.On Friday, sterling posted its biggest daily drop this year, falling as low as $1.3053, after Theresa May admitted that Brexit talks had reached an impasse, after a humiliating EU summit in Salzburg.Updatedat 8.37am EDT 24 Sep 2018 15:39 Reply Report | Pick Twitter Share Show 8 more replies Peuplier Reply Report Randgold has the agility and swift-footedness of a younger and smaller company, much like Barrick in its early years, While Barrick has the infrastructure and global reach of a large corporate company. Twitter Our opinion is that the proposed merger, instead of being based on merit, strength and strategic integration, is more akin to the proverbial ‘two drunks supporting each other at closing time’. The all-share deal values Randgold at £4.58bn or £48.5 a share, according to Thomson Reuters data. 24 Sep 2018 15:44 Twitter Klang McKlang 11 12 Reply Should Brent crude continue to trade in a range between $70/barrel and $80/barrel the outcome looks good for smaller UK oil and gas companies. It will prove a boon for cash flows and forecasts as every extra dollar at that point goes straight through to cash flow. As well as taking the pressure off highly-geared companies, this would boost the value of reserves making it easier to obtain finance for exploration and development.However, even if Brent crude falls below this ideal and into the $60/barrel, many of these smaller companies will still remain quite profitable. The situation in the sector is very different to what it was during the last oil spike; companies have worked hard to get operational costs way down, and many have taken advantage of the sustained high price to lock-in a price for the immediate future. Whereas these companies were previously trading on razor margins and vulnerable to small falls, they are now far more resilient and can comfortably stomach falls all the way down to $60/barrel.Should Brent crude go south of $60/barrel, then we start to enter trouble and worry territory (although many will still remain profitable down to $50barrel). Conversely, should the price continue to rise above $80/barrel could be counterproductive in that it could cause an overcorrection, triggering volatility. All in all, however, so long as we are able to keep the price above $70/barrel, the outlook is very rosy. 24 Sep 2018 17:12 | Pick kizbot 24 Sep 201805:38 Twitter 24 Sep 2018 16:52 Share Twitter Share Peuplier Facebook Share on Twitter 1 of 2 Share on Facebook Newer Facebook Facebook 24 Sep 201805:31 Share Facebook Trade and development Share on Facebook Report Share on Twitter Reply Reply 1 2 | Pick 24 Sep 2018 15:15 Nigel English johnbok 24 Sep 201806:34 rd232 Share recommendations Share on Facebook Unlike many news organisations, we chose an approach that means all our reporting is free and available for everyone. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. For as little as $1 you can support us – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Make a contribution – The Guardian 100 16 17 The drop in the total orders balance was driven partly by a decline in the export orders balance to an 11-month low of +5, from +9 in July. Admittedly, growth in total orders is weakening from a high rate; the overall balance still is consistent with year-over-year growth in manufacturing output of about 2%. But the official manufacturing data has been much weaker than the surveys this year, with output falling by 0.1% quarter-on-quarter in Q1 and by a further 0.9% in Q2. In addition, growth in export orders usually lags movements in sterling by about one year; the exchange rate’s relative stability over the last year, therefore, has started to take the edge off growth in exports. Past form suggests that the export orders balance will fall to about -5 by the end of this year. Meanwhile, the chance that overseas customers re-jig their supply chains increases with every day that passes without a Brexit deal. As a result, we doubt that the manufacturing sector’s recovery is about to get back on track. Reply 24 Sep 2018 17:46 TollGate Threads collapsed | Pick 2 3 | Pick Share on Twitter Share Oil price set to rise in run up to Northern hemisphere winter SHOCKER… As the basis of the world’s economic development for the last 40 years crumbles the Tory party thinks the solution is to isolate the UK from its biggest market? Brexit means poverty for your children, exchange your job manning 4 Axis CNC machines for becoming a seasonal fruit picker. 24 Sep 2018 15:08 So now the world has at the top two paranoid superstates: China that psycotic police state and the USA’s overweight gunswinging cowboys. Oil prices hit 4-year high after Opec rejects Trump’s call for actionOil prices have hit a four-year high after Opec declined to boost production at the weekend, despite Donald Trump’s call for action. Brent crude, the global benchmark, hit their highest level since November 2014 this morning, rising more than $2, or 2.7%, to $80.94 a barrel. It is still up 2.4% at $80.70 a barrel.This has prompted some to forecast a spike to $90 or even $100 around the turn of the year. | Pick | Pick HeinDonner Twitter aimeej Share Reply Reply Facebook | Pick Share Share on Facebook Reply 24 Sep 2018 16:09 johnbok AlternativeLogic Twitter Twitter 24 Sep 201810:02 24 Sep 2018 15:36 Facebook SteveInBavaria Share on Facebook | Pick SteveInBavaria Twitter Reply Alternatively, say “sod this”, dump the Tories and their Brexit and have a Labour government actually having time, energy and money to try to undo some of the Tory damage. swanpride Share on Twitter 24 Sep 2018 15:05 24 Sep 2018 15:25 Share on Twitter 26 27 Share on Facebook 24 Sep 2018 15:29 Labour has shown neither the ideas nor the inclination to deal with Brexit effectively; their policy seems only to let the Tories make a mess of it (which they are). On this morning’s Today programme John McDonnell failed to answer the simplest questions on Brexit, preferring only to say that he wanted a general election, which at this point in the Brexit shitshow would probably the the worst option possible. johnbok Report SteveInBavaria thisnametaken Report Share on Twitter Rupert Murdoch’s dream of taking full control of Sky dissolved on Saturday night as he was outbid by the US firm Comcast. Good! About time, too, that Rupie departed for the eternal abodes. Share Twitter 42 43 24 Sep 2018 18:19 Twitter And we also have mounted police so the picture is complete. Reply Facebook Share If you can believe the last bit, you can also believe in the promises of Brexit. In fact, you can believe that the NHS will become a cash cow that feeds the whole country. 30 31 24 Sep 201806:21 Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter rd232 Share on Twitter 24 Sep 2018 15:19 Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Stock markets Report Share on Facebook Twitter Share Facebook conejo Heetboven Yes, diversification is key. It’s ridiculous to think that Germany will be “dependent” on Russia for gas, knowing the total volume of gas imports and the number of ways to import it. That can of course include liquid gas from the US, if the price is right. And that’s the point, transport costs are considerable. Either way, Germany won’t allow a third country, Trump-US in particular, to dictate its energy policy. newmanoid Reply Facebook Paul Mumford at Cavendish Asset Management says the 2% plus rise in oil prices is good news for smaller UK oil and gas companies. Facebook Share Facebook Share on Twitter Efforts on all sides must be geared towards securing the Withdrawal Agreement and – crucially – the transition period. This will provide temporary but essential relief for businesses of all sizes and sectors. Looking ahead to the Autumn Budget, business rate reform, coupled with movement on capital allowances, could help encourage productive investment against this uncertain backdrop. ING told to bring bond, currency traders back to European mainland The European Central Bank has ordered Dutch banking group ING to reverse part of a recent move of some units to London, the Financieele Dagblad said on Monday. The ECB’s decision means that perhaps half the traders who were moved to London in 2016 and 2017 will have to move back to the European mainland, the paper said. Share Einwanderer 24 Sep 2018 17:44 24 Sep 2018 16:29 Brits are being fed with an endless stream of baloney. No wonder the political landscape is a shambles. 16 17 24 Sep 201806:47 Share on LinkedIn 1 Twitter Personally, I especially liked the bit in the Chequers plan where Britain collects taxes and tariffs for the EU. This idea is so good I am offering it to May and her colleagues. If they send me the money for their taxes in future, I will see that the Inland Revenue get it in due course. | Pick johnbok Klang McKlang Nigel English 24 Sep 201809:51 rd232 blutgraetsche Facebook | Pick Share 24 Sep 201808:18Sterling rises 0.6% on Brexit deal hopes | Pick 24 Sep 2018 15:16 | Pick johnnySF68 Report Share on Facebook Twitter Reply expanded Report Reply Report Share on Facebook Report Share on Twitter Share | Pick Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share Report 15 16 Twitter 25 Share on Twitter 3 4 Facebook AlternativeLogic Report 27 28 Yes, it makes perfectly sense… 🙂 Thing is, though, that Brexiters, including Theresa May and her government, actually believe that unlike goods, geography doesn’t matter for services, hence the Chequers plan that doesn’t include services on purpose. But that belief is totally wrong, like so many premises this whole Brexit calamity is based on. It’s a catastrophe in waiting, no matter how you look at it. Report comments (423)Sign in or create your Guardian account to join the discussion. Twitter | Pick richievet Report blutgraetsche 13 14 24thfloor Share on Twitter Share on Twitter EnviroCapitalist 24 Sep 201806:41Versace to be sold to Michael Kors – reports 24 Sep 2018 16:00 Share on Twitter | Pick Twitter Facebook Reply It’s you skewed mind, I’m afraidWho said anything about death..? Was talking of him retiring to one of his residences.. It sounds quite a lot but Imperial specialises in science, engineering and medicine has a sky-high reputation, and I’d guess quite a lot of its graduates go into well-paid jobs in London so it may be plausible. But it’s high in comparison to the data here. But it’s a weird article, isn’t it? It feels more like a press release or publicity puff that’s been slightly diluted and had the punch-line removed. 24 Sep 2018 16:25 Show 5 more replies Report | Pick However, some analysts were sceptical. Kieron Hodgson at Panmure said: 24 Sep 201809:47 Twitter Facebook 15 16 Reply Share on Facebook Share on Facebook 24 Sep 2018 16:20 Share on Twitter 24 Sep 201805:56 Share Twitter Share on Twitter Apple555 Twitter 24 Sep 201805:31Oil prices hit 4-year high after Opec rejects Trump’s call for action Facebook thisnametaken Elsewhere on the business pages of the G this morning is a story about earnings of first-year graduates from British universities. The headline mentions those from Imperial College, who are said to earn nearly £38k. While that sounds quite a lot, I wonder about the methodology? The figure is said to be based “on an analysis of 155,000 graduate CVs posted on its site”. If that sample is based only on those who choose to post their CV, then it hardly seems like a representative (truly random) sample to me.Lies, etc and statistics, perhaps? The article itself is not open to comments, of course. MrDerbyDalesCpl Report Share on Twitter Facebook Order by oldest Report Report Apple555 NORDSTREAM 2 :Unser Land, unsere Entscheidung (FAZ, German article) “Our country, our choice” German industry basically tells Trump to fuck off with his liquid gas. Third countries should not try to meddle with German energy politics. Share on Twitter | Pick | Pick Twitter 24 Sep 2018 16:04 newest Share Report in fact this idea was the mother of all ideas when it comes to the sensitive British loud demands of their beloved sovereignity, – hard for them to say good bye to the EU, isn´t it? Just they threatened us not to pay the 40 bN of debts they have and “walk away” but they want to collect taxes for the EU in the future, as a reward for fine manners I suppose, as a “third state”. You can not make this craziness up… Now the Brexiters are tearing themselves apart and it is fun to watch – every day counts while the pound slumps in this never ending soap opera….lets watch some new episodes of the mud wrestlers show with Santa Thesi. Soon on your TV: Will needy Thesi survive the fight in the bunker? Will Rees Mogg show us a suit which is not in his wardrobe since 1984? Have Farage and DD finally found eternal love? Watch the next episodes – or see the printed version in the British gutter press… Twitter 7 8 Geography matters almost as much to finance as it does to goods, study finds Brexit will fail to transform Britain into a global services powerhouse because geography matters almost as much to trade in finance, retail and others services as it does in goods, according to research from prize-winning trade economists. Jonathan Eaton and Samuel Kortum, professors at Penn State University and Yale University respectively, found that even though transport costs do not weigh on trade in services, the volume of services exports and imports is just as sensitive to distance as the trade in goods. […] Share on Facebook 0 1 rd232 Updated 24 Sep 2018,Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to make a statement on the Brexit negotiations following a European Union summit in Salzburg on Friday.Photograph: Jack Taylor/AFP/Getty Images Share | Pick Facebook Reply Twitter | Pick Reply 24 Sep 2018 16:19 18 19 Facebook Twitter Reply AlternativeLogic Gold granulate. Photograph: STRINGER/Reuters Share on Pinterest Twitter The problem of the identity crisis that drives Brexit in a nutshell – the UK will always be a European country geographically, no matter how strong the “Global Britain” urges are. Twitter Peuplier Facebook Live feed | Pick 6 7 30 31 thisnametaken | Pick Share on Facebook 6 7 Share Twitter Facebook Report I’m firing high energy X-rays at a semiconducter at a Synchrotron in Grenoble. Reply aimeej Facebook UK factory orders weaken in September – CBI blames no-deal fearsAfter the smaller-than-expected dip in German business morale, which analysts say points to solid economic growth in the third quarter, here in the UK factory orders weakened in September, according to an industry survey.The CBI’s monthly factory orders balance fell to a four-month low of -1 from +7 in August, and its gauge of export orders hit its lowest level since last October.Anna Leach, the CBI’s head of economic intelligence, says: Show 25 Share via Email Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Mark David Turner Facebook 15 16 Facebook 2000? Interesting number to pick… can I refer you to the Russell 2000 stock index which is also up dramatically over the last 4 years… 2000 stocks wide enough for you? Twitter Share on Facebook TedStewart 10 11 Reply 24 Sep 201806:09 Reply AlternativeLogic Share on Facebook 15 16 16 17 Heetboven Share on Twitter Twitter Share on Twitter Versace close to being sold to US label Michael Kors for $2bn Heetboven Report The CBI industrial trends survey, of 409 firms, revealed that output growth slowed in the three months to September, but remained above the long-term average.Output expanded in 10 out of 17 sub-sectors, with growth driven mainly by the mechanical engineering, food, drink & tobacco, plastic products, and metal products sectors. Despite the fall in orders, manufacturers expect output growth to pick up over the next three months.Leach added: | Pick Report Report Twitter Share on Facebook Facebook WoodWorker2008 Share 24 Sep 2018 15:37 Apple555 Reply CBI export orders vs sterling Photograph: Pantheon Macroeconomics Facebook Twitter Facebook aimeej swanpride thisnametaken Nigel English LiberteEgalite1 Facebook Share on Twitter 10 11 Facebook On the plus side, it means the far right blocs in the European Parliament markedly shrink in number as they lose the UKIP and Tory MEPs that the British electorate send to Brussels. Share on Facebook Facebook | Pick 24 Sep 2018 15:04 Reply That Michael Kors should court Versace is no great surprise. The American company has long desired to transform itself into a house of luxury brands, a process it started with last year’s acquisition of Jimmy Choo. Versace comes with a much bigger price tag of $2.35 billion, almost double the $1.2bn price that Michael Kors paid for Jimmy Choo. However, it would also put a big-hitting brand with true global status into Michael Kors’ stable.Other than the desire to become a bigger conglomerate, the rationale for buying another luxury label is perhaps less sound. In our view, while progress has been made, Michael Kors has not rebuilt its core brand to the same extent as other players like Coach: its offer is still confused and is nowhere near as rounded nor polished as many other luxury players. This shows up in the company’s sales figures where growth has been driven by an upswing in US consumer sentiment and spending, rather than because the brand is generating much better traction.The choice of Versace is interesting. If the deal goes through it would certainly push the group into the big league in terms of its profile in the luxury space. It also means that the company would be a player in many different categories from fragrance to home to pets, thereby giving the group a true lifestyle position. However, it is also the case that despite its profile, Versace has struggled to grow sales. As such, Michael Kors is not buying a perfectly performing brand, it is buying a brand that needs work and some repositioning. As much as we believe Michael Kors past experience with its own brand will help it make the changes required, these shifts will cause short-term disruption and might mean that the true benefits from the acquisition will take a number of years to deliver through. We also believe that some of the work required on Versace, which includes toning down some of the brasher elements of the brand which are now out of step with the more subtle tone preferred by modern consumers, are precisely the issues with which Michael Kors has struggled and is yet to satisfactorily resolve. Share on Twitter mikedow Topics This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn’t abide by our community standards. Replies may also be deleted. For more detail see our FAQs. I’m eating some muesli for breakfast – I figure if everyone chips in with what they are doing, we can build up a jigsaw puzzle type solution to your query. Mike Hill Share on Facebook Report Share Key events 4 5 | Pick Report 24 Sep 2018 16:40 Reply Report It is interesting to witness the marriage of such distinct brands in order to create another multinational luxury goods conglomerate. Although Michael Kors already owns Jimmy Choo, the addition of Versace is a major expansion for the group. They are not yet on the scale of LVMH or Kering but clearly have ambitions to expand their reach in the luxury goods sector. Share 5 6 Laura Kuenssberg – Big Brexshit day in westminster – May has to face Cabinet after Salzburg mess and IEA right wing think tank putting forward another plan You’re joking – not another one! Brexshit – No Deal Is Better Than The Great Deal We Already Have! oldest Share on Facebook TedStewart Twitter Twitter Report MrDerbyDalesCpl thisnametaken Reply Share on Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook Twitter Share on Twitter Close report comment form Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Twittercenter_img Share Show 16 more replies Share on Twitter They still haven’t understood that they can pick what is on the table or crash out. Which was always the only outcome. Share Loading comments… Trouble loading? Share on Twitter Twitter EnviroCapitalist LiberteEgalite1 | Pick | Pick MrDerbyDalesCpl | Pick Reply This has led to the not unreasonable conclusion that the risks of a political, as well economic dislocation have increased, particularly since both the UK government, and so-called opposition parties appear to be more concerned about their own internal squabbles, than actually doing what is best for the people they claim to represent. With party conference season now in full swing there is likely to be little of consequence that is likely to be construed as positive for sterling, Noooooooooooooo! The scaremonger! How dare they? The £ is effin’ invincible! How many “expert” Brexiter commentators here have re-assured us the £’s rock solid? They’ve told us the £’s value has already priced in Brexit. Remember? Listen to these experts. It’s the experts who tell you Britannia has nothing to fear from Brexit. Listen to these experts, and not to the other experts, the experts who make Michael Gove say, words to the effect of, “what do the experts know?”. Brexit’s going just fine and the country will prevail. Facebook Twitter 24 Sep 201806:09Barrick to buy Randgold to create world’s biggest gold company 24 25 Reply Older Show 6 more replies Twitter 24 Sep 2018 15:41 | Pick Report 33 34 10 11 What Trump doesn’t own is China’s Body Politic, which can turn on a sixpence and receive 100% compliance. Reply WoodWorker2008 Share on Facebook Reply Share 24 Sep 2018 15:29 Reply Report Reply Share Francilien Share on Facebook Share | Pick Share on Facebook Facebook Business live Show Share on Twitter Report Show 1 more reply Francilien 24 Sep 2018 16:47 Share on Twitter 24 Sep 2018 15:12 Reply Share Share | Pick Share on Twitter Twitter | Pick 24thfloor Im no fan but wishing folk dead is a bit off! EnviroCapitalist 24 Sep 2018 14:57 8 9 Bankers aren’t known for their deep, insightful self reflection. Share Schtroumpf Facebook Facebook 24 Sep 2018 15:43 Report Share Report What a shame that political divisions have, so far at least, prevented Europe from acting as the political superpower that it could and should be. WoodWorker2008 Share on Twitter Facebook Share on Facebook 6 7 | Pick Share on Facebook | Pick 6 7 Back to the US-China trade dispute, which has moved closer to becoming a global trade war with the implementation of the latest tariffs today.Geoffrey Yu, head of UK investment office at UBS Wealth Management, said: Share Report Show 15 more replies Reply | Pick Sent from my iPhone… Facebook Back to the CBI survey. Samuel Tombs, chief UK economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, says it suggests that the “modest stimulus to growth in production from sterling’s depreciation is fading”. 25 26 In Germany, manufacturers have also become more gloomy, worrying over the US-Chinese trade tensions and the impasse in the Brexit negotiations. The Ifo survey, also out this morning, showed that business sentiment improved in all sectors apart from manufacturing. You can read the survey here.Ifo economist Klaus Wohlrabe said: Share on Facebook Facebook 24 Sep 2018 16:16 24 Sep 2018 16:07 Facebook Barrick to buy Randgold to create world’s biggest gold companyMeanwhile, Canada’s Barrick Gold has agreed to buy FTSE 100-listed Randgold Resources in a $18.3bn deal to create the world’s largest gold company.Shares in Randgold are up 6% on the news to £52.15, making it the second-biggest riser on the FTSE 100 after broadcaster Sky. The new company will be listed in New York and Toronto and will be run by Randgold boss Mark Bristow, while Barrick chairman John Thornton will chair the merged business.He said: | Pick I liked it especially because the UK is already subject to enforcement proceedings for not collecting EU tariffs on Chinese imports *while it’s a member state*. BUT OF COURSE they’ll trust the UK when it’s a third country! Share Share on Twitter 1 I have no religion on this project, but clearly many other European countries are worried with it. Though it was around a gaz affair that Kohl failed init? Gazprom, a totally corrupted organisation, is perfectly able to influence “your choice”, hope really none revelations in the future… Btw, Merkel was in Algeria the last week (I think), not crazy to think that she had a talk about their gaz…Diversification of the providers cannot be bad… Report Twitter 24 Sep 2018 15:42 Reply Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter Twitter Report Reply Share on Facebook Fritz_ 72 Report 4 Share on Facebook Facebook | Pick Facebook The tripod is the most stable at standing on irregular ground, except in an imperial power play. 24 Sep 201809:32 Share Report Heetboven | Pick | Pick Report Updatedat 5.57am EDT Share thisnametaken Share on Facebook Twitter Share on Twitter Report Russ Mould, investment director at stockbroker AJ Bell, is also not impressed with the deal, describing it as an “odd move with a potential culture clash and a poor outcome for UK investors who don’t want to hold overseas-listed shares”. | Pick Reply While manufacturing order books remain strong and output is still growing, Brexit uncertainty continues to cloud the outlook. Heightened fears of a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario have prompted some firms to move publicly from contingency planning to action. Closing summarySo stock markets are down today amid heightened trade tensions between the US and China, as new tariffs kicked in.It’s been a better day for the pound, which has risen 0.6% against the dollar to $1.3148 after Brexit secretary Dominic Raab expressed confidence that a deal with the EU could eventually be reached – although investors remain wary. Sterling tumbled two cents against the dollar on Friday, its biggest daily drop this year to a low of $1.3053, after Theresa May admitted talks had reached an impasse after the EU summit in Salzburg.This has put her leadership under mounting pressure ahead of the Tories’ annual conference, which starts on Sunday in Birmingham.Oil prices have jumped today, after the Opec oil cartel resisted calls from Donald Trump to increase output to get prices down at the weekend. Looming US sanctions against Iran in November will restrict supply further. Brent crude is up 2.4% at $80.70 a barrel.Good-bye – we will be back tomorrow. mikedow Share Facebook Mon 24 Sep 2018 10.02 EDT Facebook Share 7 8 Report Twitter Share on Facebook | Pick 24 Sep 2018 17:35 Twitter Reply Facebook 24 Sep 201808:18 0 1 Reply Share on Facebook Share jbstephen Sarah Kent (@SarahKentWSJ)”The likelihood of an oil spike and crash scenario akin to the one observed in 2008 has increased.”–BAML as oil hits $80September 24, 2018 24 Sep 2018 09:47 Share Do a Norway (plus customs union) and meanwhile start negotiations on a Canada (with an Ulster solution). And get Britain going again. China accuses someone of bullying? Every time they say something nowadays the immediate reaction is a good laugh. When has China STOPPED bullying? All their neighbours are feeling the land and sea grabs. And if that is not enough, they feel they and now strong enough to to take on a European country. Just look at Sweden, where they are bullying journalists and associations. They also had a go at Ireland a short while ago too.Time for someone to give them a good slap I think. Reply Twitter Twitter Reply 24 Sep 2018 15:23 Facebook Share 8 9 Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Email (optional) 24 Sep 2018 15:04 You’ve posted this everday for a week, bore off with your drivel Facebook Share on Twitter Reply Share via Email mikedow Reply Twitter Report Share Indeed, I don’t buy this argument, but don’t under estimate the Russian influence on your politics, and not only on the AFD.Like I said, I have no religion, but it’s a bit weird to negociate that and in the same time to impose sanctions on Russia for Crimea…Btw typically an argument for the demagogue ( all anti german by nature) in France for example to work on the farmers victim of the embargo… Plus, I think necessary to trade and talk with Russia to try to anchor it at longterm to our values, but Gazprom funds the current Russian system, totally corrupted and far of our values. We canb try to be optimistic and to this gaz like a leverage for Ukraine for example, it would be great…will see. For the rest, yes feck Trump. Despite the good mood, uncertainty is gradually growing among companies. 2 3 Me? I do every time I open my wallet shopping or sign an PO at work. Nothing from China unless absolutely necessary. Been doing it for years too. I practise what I preach. 3 4 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share 24 Sep 2018 16:35 It’s also bad news for the London stock market, Mould argues. Facebook Twitter Reason (optional) MrDerbyDalesCpl 24 Sep 2018 18:47 0 1 24 Sep 2018 16:10 Brexit minister Dominic Raab expressed confidence that the government will get to a Brexit deal in the end, although he also said it was ready and prepared to deal with the risks of a no-deal outcome. 4 Share Share on Facebook 1 2 Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Report Share on Twitter Facebook Twitter | Pick Report Thejobhunter 24 Sep 2018 15:20 Today marks the latest step in the simmering US-China trade spat, as we see the Trump administration’s new tariffs on an additional $200bn of Chinese exports take effect. This clearly represents a further escalation of the threat to China and its economy, and, especially considering that China has scrapped plans for further trade talks, we expect things will get worse before it gets better. As we inch further towards the precipice of a fully-fledged global trade war, financial markets will no doubt react swiftly, looking for further downside. However, the narrow focus on Sino-US relations is obscuring consideration of how an emerging trade tariff war could stimulate a fiscal drive from China. With a reasoned domestic response, what currently seems a damning situation could actually spark a re-orientation of China’s economic model. Granted, the leadership will have to accept short-term sufferance, but over the medium- to long-term, we see the potential for positive surprises. Putin’s not going to like being left out of your list – be careful if you get any scent bottles through the post. Every1HasAnOpinion No refugee camp needed. Anyone who turns up at the border without a work visa or passport will be put back on the boat and sent back to ……………………. Calais. 24 Sep 201804:33German Ifo business morale better than expected The French secretary for the European affairs have announced that she will present to the Parliament in november a pack of laws to anticipate the no deal, the French contingency plan then. No detail, so far but she said a multitude of measures…Thanks for the red tapes Brits friends. Cliffedge, here we go. Lots of berries on the trees means another big freeze, $100 by December. Gas prices too will warm Vlad’s cockles ! Twitter TedStewart Mark David Turner | Pick Business Share Share on Twitter Reply Report Share on WhatsApp Facebook Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Reply Workers in a factory. Photograph: David Davies/PA 6 7 Twitter | Pick And will you still be able to do that after March 30th 2019? Share 24 Sep 201806:15 3 Share Share on Twitter 2 | Pick Twitter Share on Facebook WoodWorker2008 | Pick Reply Twitter Francilien Share Twitter blutgraetsche 24 Sep 2018 15:54 Schtroumpf Facebook Err, you’re wrong. Apparently the EU has decided that the UK cannot “crash out”, only Britain can… Share 40 41 Reuse this content,View all comments > Twitter Facebook 6 7 If you want people to believe in democracy, move away from. FPTP. Share Share on Twitter Reply Share on Facebook In due course, at an appropriate juncture, in the fullness of time … 34 35 Share on Facebook Reply Facebook 24 Sep 2018 15:23 Peuplier | Pick Reply 24 Sep 2018 15:34 Report Share on Twitter Key elements of the prime minister’s Chequers deal were rejected by EU leaders at last week’s humiliating summit in Salzburg. Try a practical solution. I wonder if the French will be willing to host the UK border in Calais in the event of a no-deal? If not, then what are the UK’s plans to turn Folkstone into a refugee camp? Reply Reply 24 Sep 201806:21UK factory orders weaken in September – CBI blames no-deal fears Forget services, we’re going for the Canada option now. After all we are a large sparsely populated country with an abundance of natural resources, including minerals, rare earth elements, wildlife, coal, hydropower, iron ore, silver, copper, nickel, gold, a rich and diverse fishing industry, molybdenum, diamonds, potash etc. It’s a perfect fit for post-Brexit UK isn’t it? Report PSmd Business Share on Twitter Facebook 0 1 Versace to be sold to Michael Kors – reportsThe Italian fashion house Versace could be sold “within hours” to Michael Kors, the US fashion group, according to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. The deal is expected to value Versace at $2bn. Blackstone, which owns a 20% stake, is selling its entire holding while the Versace family, which owns the rest of the company, will stay involved, Reuters reported. The fashion house was founded by Gianni Versace in 1978. The London stock market listing is being cancelled and Barrick isn’t paying any premium to combine the two companies. The London market overall is also being punished as it will lose its largest gold miner, leaving only one company of scale on the exchange, being silver and gold producer Fresnillo. All Share on Twitter 24 Sep 2018 15:17 Share Twitter Facebook Share on Twitter 50 Twitter Peuplier Show 5 more replies blutgraetsche Twitter Share on Messenger 2 3 | Pick Share Share on Facebook Share on Facebook 14 15 Share on Facebook Report Reply Report Facebook Reply Share on Facebook Does anyone actually know what is happening? Reply Sign in or create your Guardian account to recommend a comment 10 11 Reply Francilien Share on Facebook Report Share on Twitter 13 14 Facebook Comments 423 collapsed Thejobhunter Share on Facebook Twitter 24 Sep 2018 16:38 aimeej Facebook 24 Sep 2018 14:54 Facebook WoodWorker2008 Twitter 10 11 thisnametaken Report Twitter Share on Facebook 3 4 6 7 Reply Report 23 24 blutgraetsche Pound bounces back as Raab talks up chances of Brexit deal – as it happened,Sterling rises on Brexit secretary’s comments after Friday’s sell-offLatest tariffs in US-China trade dispute are implementedCrude oil prices hit four-year highUK factory orders weaken amid no-deal fears Twitter Gosh, are you expecting a significant number of French citizens to flee to the UK?I think you’ll find that under international rules any refugees entering the UK from France will always be able to be sent back on the next available route.The current arrangement is not due to EU rules, but is a financial arrangement between France & the UK. Thus the answer is “Yes, I envisage it continuing” Report 21 22 Share Report Twitter 9 10 Share on Twitter 7 8 Newest Share on Facebook blutgraetsche Share on Facebook 24 Sep 2018 16:50 Twitter and of course that index is hardly cherry picking the best… it is “The Russell 2000 Index is a small-cap stock market index of the bottom 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 Index.” 24 Sep 2018 16:21 | Pick Reply The trade tensions between the US and China are weighing on European stock markets. The Chinese, south Korean and Japanese markets are all closed for public holidays today, so Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index and the Australian stock market were the biggest losers in Asia. These are the latest moves in Europe:UK’s FTSE 100 index down 0.2%Germany’s Dax down 0.4%France’s CAC down 0.2%Italy’s FTSE MiB down 0.6%Spain’s Ibex down 0.4% 24 Sep 2018 16:29 Report Report Share Facebook 24 Sep 2018 16:15 jbstephen 24 Sep 2018 16:17 6 7 Reply Facebook kizbot Share on Facebook 24 Sep 2018 22:21 Oldest 24 Sep 2018 16:56 24 Sep 2018 15:40 blutgraetsche Report WoodWorker2008 | Pick 18 19 Reply 16 17 John McFarlane, the Barclays geezer surely is having a laugh…saying claims for payment protection insurance compensation have turned many Britons into fraudsters.!!! er no…Not one banker has been jailed for one of the biggest frauds the banks pulled on the public… Share on Twitter Twitter 24 Sep 2018 15:06 Report | Pick Report Share Pot in ‘called kettle black’ shocker. Share on Twitter 24 Sep 2018 16:28 Share on Facebook Wall Street has just opened. The Nasdaq is down 0.6% and the Dow Jones is 0.3% lower. Share Twitter Reply Twitter Facebook Randgold is an entrepreneurial business with a highly-respected boss in Mark Bristow. It has a track record of being able to succeed in difficult parts of the world and generating value for shareholders.The miner has never rushed into making acquisitions until they could clearly add value; it has always tried to generate additional value through exploration and has maintained a tight focus on cost control.Barrick is the exact opposite – it is a big corporate machine which has paid the price for making bold moves at the top of the commodities cycle, resulting in significant impairment charges on acquisitions and large debt levels.It has previously come under fire for excessive executive pay and shareholders have seen their value of their investment slowly dwindle away as the company failed to deliver strong returns from its asset base. UK shareholders are arguably being dealt a poor hand with the merger. 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If the problem persists, please contact Userhelp unthreaded Please select Personal abuse Off topic Legal issue Trolling Hate speech Offensive/Threatening language Copyright Spam Other So the actual story is “normal production break is moved” to a prudent time when disrupution might occur… it is not an unplanned production stop… but the activists are using the old distration trick of making it sound more than it is… “59%” are the people who have always said what they said plus those who answer questions they are lead to answer… Len McCluskey, Corbyn & John McDonnell still want to leave and they know how the nation is thinking to be so unchanged in their stance… if we had the vote today it would be the same as before plus all of us who voted remain but believe in democracy and getting it done…. If you deny the majority a democratic vote then in years to come it will never be forgotten when the next “problem” comes up… and democracy will not survive the idea that someone conned them into changing their minds…. you think the rise of the right across Europe (and the world) is scary? Wait until you have the rise of the right and no trust in democracy too… Many a totalitarian state novel has been written in just such a starting scenario Kate Swaine, partner at international law firm Gowling WLG says about the deal: Share on Facebook Latest business news:• Britain could see widespread medicine shortages if there is no deal to prevent friction at the border with the European Union after Brexit, the AstraZeneca chief executive. The complexity of the supply chain in pharmaceuticals means that delays would be likely. “We have products that go back and forth between the UK and Europe at different stages of manufacturing,” he was quoted as saying. “If drugs are stuck, you have a problem.”• Jaguar Land Rover is considering following BMW’s lead and bringing forward its annual summer factory shutdown to coincide with Britain’s departure from the EU in case there is no deal. Earlier this month, JLR chief executive Ralf Speth told an automotive conference in Birmingham that a hard Brexit could costs thousands of jobs in the UK automotive sector. He said: “Jobs have been shed when they should have been created. Those numbers will be counted in the tens of thousands if we do not get the right Brexit deal.”• The UK government deficit widened unexpectedly in August by £2.4bn to £6.8bn compared with August a year ago as growth in tax income slowed.• The business costs of a no deal Brexit:https://www.richardcorbett.org.uk/costly-chaotic-catastrophic/ 59% now support Remain as 1 in 5 leave voters have changed their minds. We don’t have to Brexit – let’s have a People’s Vote. https://infacts.org/ View more commentslast_img read more

Pipe bomb investigation Florida mail facility searched by FBI and police

first_imgShare on Pinterest Share via Email Those targeted so far appeared to share a record of clashing with Trump and becoming figures of loathing among some of his supporters.Biden has stridently condemned Trump’s presidency since leaving office, while De Niro received a standing ovation at the Tony awards in New York in June for a speech criticising the president. A spokesman for Biden declined to comment.Trump and White House officials on Thursday rejected suggestions that he bore any responsibility for the circumstances around the attempted bombings, instead claiming that the media was to blame for the US’s inflamed politics.“A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News,” Trump tweeted. “It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!”And on Friday morning the president followed up with a tweet railing against the media’s role in criticizing him and accusing cable news channel CNN of exaggerating the severity of the latest terrorist campaign of explosive packages. This article is more than 8 months old news Federal agents have searched a mail facility near Miami as they race to find who sent 10 pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and critics of Donald Trump, as the president on Friday accused the media of blaming him for the unfolding of what is believed to be domestic terrorism.The homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, told Fox News: “Some of the packages went through the mail. They originated, some of them, from Florida. I am confident that this person or people will be brought to justice.”On Thursday, the FBI was also examining devices sent to the former US vice-president Joe Biden and the actor Robert De Niro. Two packages for Biden were intercepted in Delaware, according to the FBI, while another was received at De Niro’s offices in New York. Investigators said they matched those sent to Barack Obama and several other Democrats this week, which contained pipe bombs. One was also sent to the offices of CNN in New York, which caused the building to be evacuated and journalists to broadcast live from the street outside instead. First published on Thu 25 Oct 2018 06.53 EDT Share on Facebook A police officer and dog are shown outside a postal facility in Opa-locka, Florida, on Thursday.Photograph: Wilfredo Lee/AP Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)Funny how lowly rated CNN, and others, can criticize me at will, even blaming me for the current spate of Bombs and ridiculously comparing this to September 11th and the Oklahoma City bombing, yet when I criticize them they go wild and scream, “it’s just not Presidential!”October 26, 2018 Share on Messenger Joe Biden Facebook Fri 26 Oct 2018 08.06 EDT Share on LinkedIn Read more US pipe bomb packages Pinterest 2:17 Share on Twitter Support The Guardian One of the suspect packages, which police said contained a “live explosive device”, was sent to the New York studios of CNN, one of the most frequent targets of Trump’s campaign to discredit the media. The channel’s journalists were evacuated. This article is more than 8 months old Donald Trump vows US will ‘get to the bottom’ of pipe bombs – video Read more Police outside the Time Warner Center in New York, which houses the CNN headquarters, after it was evacuated due to a suspicious package. Photograph: UPI/Barcroft Images US pipe bomb packages Sign up for the new US morning briefing Speaking at an event in Washington on Thursday, Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, said FBI agents were working around the clock to find the person or people responsible for the bombs.“Across this administration – across this country – we condemn these actions in the strongest possible terms and we are determined that justice will be done,” said Sessions.In addition to Obama, his former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, the former CIA director John Brennan and the former attorney general Eric Holder were all sent packages containing pipe bombs, according to US authorities. Brennan’s was sent to CNN, where he has appeared as a commentator after leaving the government.Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California was sent two packages and George Soros, a wealthy donor to liberal causes, received one in the mailbox of his New York home. Both are frequently derided by Trump and his Republican allies.center_img … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Shares1,5941594 Share via Email Since you’re here… Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leaders in Congress, said Trump’s condemnations of the attempted bombings rang hollow while he continued making remarks such as his praise for a congressman who physically assaulted a Guardian reporter last year.“Time and time again, the president has condoned physical violence and divided Americans with his words and his actions,” they said in a joint statement, as the midterm elections approach on 6 November.But Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, told reporters: “The president is certainly not responsible for sending suspicious packages, any more than Bernie Sanders was for a supporter shooting up a baseball practice.”In June last year, James Hodgkinson, a former volunteer for Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, opened fire on Republican congressmen at a baseball training session in Virginia, seriously wounding Steve Scalise of Louisiana. ‘Words matter’: Joe Biden speaks out hours after being targeted with pipe bomb – video Some packages came from Florida, says homeland security secretaryAll devices were intercepted and no injuries reportedPipe bombs latest – live updates The new discoveries mean eight high-profile Trump critics have been sent a total of 10 packages. All were intercepted and removed without detonating, and no injuries were reported.On Friday morning, the president tweeted: “Funny how lowly rated CNN, and others, can criticize me at will, even blaming me for the current spate of Bombs.”A police bomb squad and canine units joined federal investigators examining a mail distribution center at Opa-locka, north-west of Miami, on Thursday, said Miami-Dade county police. The sprawling warehouse, where authorities believe several of the parcels were processed, appeared to remain in operation during the search. 1:36 Share on Twitter Has age of Trump’s violent rhetoric brought ‘the awful’ back to US politics? The scene outside the New York offices of Robert De Niro, where a package was also sent. Photograph: Vanessa Carvalho/Rex/Shutterstock Facebook Share on Facebook Play Video Robert De Niro Trump condemned the attempted bombings on Wednesday and said unity was needed in the US. But within hours at a campaign rally he was attacking the media for negative coverage. New York Twitter Play Video Bombs sent, people threatened … Trump’s response? Attack the media The New York police commissioner, Jim O’Neill, said at a news conference on Thursday afternoon that investigators were also following up tips from the public. “We are discovering things by the hour,” he said.Officials said people thought to be at risk of receiving the devices had been identified, warned and given help screening their mail. John Miller, the New York police department’s deputy commissioner for intelligence and counter-terrorism, said of the packages: “We’re watching where they go.” The packages were being analysed by the FBI at its laboratory in Quantico, Virginia. X-ray photographs leaked to the media suggested that at least some of the packages contained pipes packed with explosive powder along with shrapnel such as pieces of glass. Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, said on Thursday that the devices were viable bombs. Pipe bomb investigation: Florida mail facility searched by FBI and police Topics Reuse this content Jon Swaine and Amanda Holpuch in New York Donald Trump Twitter last_img read more

Monday Tech Tip Office Lens App

first_imgBrian Norton, Director of Assistive Technology at Easterseals Crossroads shows us Office Lens app which is a scanning app that allows you to take a picture of something like a whiteboard or a document and it will send it directly to one of you Microsoft accounts.Check it out here:Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedTech Tip: Word LensAugust 11, 2014In “Tech Tips”ATFAQ054 – Q1 Accessibility vs Universal Design Q2 Adaptive Xbox controls Q3 Where to find apps Q4 Color ID app Q5 Office Lens Q6 Your first computerMay 22, 2017In “Assistive Technology FAQ (ATFAQ) Podcast”ATU092 – Accessible High School Sports (Jake Patrick, RHI Sports), #spedchat, Special Words App, Visual Schedule Apps, Samsung Lawsuit & Blind iPhone Users, Free AppsMarch 1, 2013In “Assistive Technology Update”last_img read more

Why Collaborative Technologies Need a Bigger Role in the Martech Stack as

first_imgWhy Collaborative Technologies Need a Bigger Role in the Martech Stack as CMOs Expand In-House Creative Agencies? Alex WithersJune 4, 2019, 1:05 pmJune 3, 2019 48% said they spend about one day a week or more on administrative tasks – that’s up 14% from the same survey last year; 22% said they spend 10 hours a week or more chasing down information, feedback and approvals – that too ticked up 6% from last year’s survey; and 79% said they receive little or no feedback on the performance of creative assets;These process issues are showing up in the team assessments of leadership and organizational climate:Just 54% said their marketing leadership is effective;Just 51% said collaboration between marketing and creative is effective; andLess than half (45%) said morale on the creative team is high.3 Ways to Get Creative and Ensure Marketing is Working Better TogetherWhile in-house creative teams do promise greater efficiencies and higher quality creative work, organizations can’t just bolt on a creative team and expect miracles. It is important that marketing leaders get ahead of this problem sooner so that it does not fester. In order to reap the benefits, creative and marketing teams must develop a strategic relationship along the lines that follow below.Foster Alignment Between Creative and Marketing.Marketing has done well to align with sales over the last decade. It needs to do the same thing with the creative team if the great in-house agency experiment is to be successful. Marketing leaders need to realize creatives are not ‘mechanical artists’ as one survey respondent put it. More importantly, marketing stands to gain sizable benefits by bringing creative experts to the strategy table early in the process.Standardize and Streamline the Creative Process.Many of the concerns about leadership and morale are an effect of frustration and broken processes, rather than a cause. The larger a team becomes, the greater is the need for a standardized and efficient process. You cannot eliminate the creative brief just because you brought a team in-house. To the contrary, creative briefs, project check-ins, reviews, approvals, and feedback loop – getting marketing campaign metrics and results back to creative – are more important. These should be improved for greater efficacy.Field the Technology Tools, Creatives Need to Be Efficient.Marketing has benefited greatly from MarTech. It has provided a new level of organization and analytics to manage campaigns at scale. The irony is that these systems have added strain to the fuel supply. While marketing organizations have added creative talent, they haven’t given creatives the collaborative tools they need, to organize and prioritize the creative workflow process.In moving creative teams in-house, marketing leaders may have lost the commitment to process and collaboration that outside the agencies is required: strong creative briefs, project management, traffic control, and analysis and feedback. Marketing leaders can bring this back by making collaborative tools and process automation part of their MarTech stacks.Read More: Fully Connected: How to Get Developing Countries OnlineThe Payoff for Aligning Creative and Marketing‘It takes a partnership between the creative and marketing teams to increase the effectiveness of creative’, wrote Brent Chiu-Watson, a senior product management director at Adobe, in a contribution to the 2019 In-House Creative Management Report.He continued, ‘Both parties need to share an interest in performance analysis and be open to surprising insights. When the teams find insights, learn, adapt, and iterate together you see real business impact’.Indeed, growing a creative team is not merely a matter of adding headcount – you have also got to ensure that the marketing and creative shops are aligned and build collaborative processes. As marketers, we are stewards of our brand, and we need to ensure that the brand thrives during this move toward in-house creative teams by bridging the partnership with the processes and tools needed to fuel our brand marketing with best-in-class creativity.Read More: 3 Simple Steps to Meet Current GDPR Compliancecenter_img The modern marvel of Martech stack has brought us better insight, targeting, timing and reach. In many ways, the advent of Marketing Technology has facilitated tighter campaign integration, better reporting and a strong alignment with sales.Yet, technology has also left marketing with a greater need for Creative Content – the fuel of the marketing engine. Through these platforms, we have acquired and stacked across our marketing organizations’ run-on content.Without content, there is nothing to distribute, no message to analyze, and no behavior to track. Without content, the marketing engine grinds to a halt. There is a growing acceptance that the entire customer experience is ‘the brand’, so the role of creativity in messaging throughout is that customer journey has never been more important. As a result, the demand for content has grown exponentially along with the rise of the machines.Recent studies by Forrester, the ANA and The Creative Group all show that CMOs have responded to the heightened demand for content by staffing up their in-house creative agencies. The thesis is simple – in-house agencies are embedded in the organization, have a deeper knowledge of the brand, and will be more responsive and efficient in producing a higher quality of content for the marketing engine.Read More: SiriusDecisions Summit 2019 Takeaways: Enablement May Not be a Word, But It’s Growing NonethelessDecoding Martech Stack for Creative and Marketing Growing PainsUnfortunately, this trend is not unfolding exactly as envisioned. The 2019 In-House Creative Management Report, which my team fields annually in collaboration with InSource, revealed, operational challenges as these teams have grown. Even more concerning is that, some of those have manifested into issues among the ranks about leadership, collaboration, and even team morale.For example, the 550 creatives and marketers polled identified challenges across the content creation process including:72% said ‘obtaining the necessary information just to get started on a project’ is a challenge that soaks up time that would be better spent doing creative work; AdobeCollaborative TechnologiesinMotionNowInSourcemarketing campaignmarketing engineMartech stack Previous ArticleFuturus Group Files First Ever Patent to Predict Gratitude Using Artificial IntelligenceNext ArticleIBM Among Thirteen Companies Identified as the Semiconductor Technology Leaders of Tomorrow in the Industrial Internet Space, Says Globaldatalast_img read more

SoundCommerce Closes 65 Million Seed Round Led by Defy Partners

first_imgAmazon Veterans Apply Data Science to Help Brands Transform Operations and Shopper ExperiencesData platform provider SoundCommerce has closed a $6.5 Million seed round led by Silicon Valley’s Defy Partners with participation from Voyager Capital of Seattle, Stage Venture Partners of Los Angeles, the Alliance of Angels and other notable investors. The funding coincides with SoundCommerce’s public launch as a data platform for commerce operations, and will accelerate the company’s hiring, platform development and customer engagement.“Delivering amazing consumer experiences is incredibly hard — it’s the reason brands that directly serve consumers are worth ten times their wholesaler counterparts,” said SoundCommerce CEO Eric Best. “You’ve acquired the shopper, and now it’s time to deliver on your customer promise. This is where SoundCommerce comes in.” “For omnichannel brands like Lucky Brand navigating the market today, both shopper expectations and operational complexity are higher than ever,” said Michael Relich, COO at Lucky Brand, a SoundCommerce customer. “SoundCommerce helps us manage the business to the key metrics and service levels that drive our profitability and customer experience across channels.”Marketing Technology News: Creator by Zmags Brings Greater Agility to Ecommerce CreativitySoundCommerce, an Operations Data Platform (ODP) for consumer brands and retailers, transforms customer experience through better decisioning across merchandising, supply, fulfillment, delivery, and customer service. SoundCommerce tracks real-time operational events, profitability and customer lifetime value to answer questions fundamental to cross-channel and direct-to-consumer success, including:“Are we meeting our delivery promise?”“What’s driving and detracting from profitability?”“Are assortment, inventory and promotions aligned with demand?”“Which markets, channels, and customers should we prioritize?”“How should we treat this customer to balance profit with experience and LTV?”SoundCommerce connects data between systems and partners, monitors operations, enables business intelligence, and drives machine learning-enabled predictive decisioning. The platform is integrated with major commerce systems including Amazon.com, Shopify, Magento, Salesforce Commerce Cloud, StitchLabs, NetSuite, Dynamics 365, ReCharge and Salsify as well as common EDI formats and leading parcel post carriers.Marketing Technology News: Amperity and Snowflake Partner to Help Joint Customers Power Customer 360 Initiatives“SoundCommerce is poised to capitalize on the value of operations data, beginning with the massive and growing consumer goods and D2C industries,” said Neil Sequeira, Co-founder and Managing Director at Defy Partners. “While everyone else prioritizes marketing, Amazon.com has proven that modern, intelligent operations are paramount to retail success.” In conjunction with the financing, Sequeira joins SoundCommerce’s board of directors.SoundCommerce is founded by CEO Eric Best and CTO Jared Stiff, industry veterans with previous exits to Amazon, Liberty Interactive, and the public equity markets. SoundCommerce investors include Defy Partners, Voyager Capital, and the AoA. Stage Venture Partners and Kick-Start Partners led the company’s pre-seed financing.Marketing Technology News: Creator by Zmags Brings Greater Agility to Ecommerce Creativity SoundCommerce Closes $6.5 Million Seed Round Led by Defy Partners PRNewswireJuly 2, 2019, 2:33 pmJuly 2, 2019 center_img Defy PartnersfundingMarketing TechnologyNewsSoundCommerceStage Venture Partners Previous ArticleVonage and Freshworks Enhance Customer Experience Via Multichannel CommunicationsNext ArticleStartup Studios Are the Next Big Thing in the VC Industry, Says Sky 21last_img read more

ET Deals TCL 4K HDR 49Inch TV 299 Dell Core i5 1080p

first_img Extremetech may earn affiliate commissions from the shopping links included on this page. To find out more, read our complete terms of use. You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Jim Carrey’s Tragic Life Just Gets Sadder and Sadder 1 Comment Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. As July comes to a close retailers are starting to offer excellent deals on laptops and desktop computers as we approach the back to school season. Today there are several excellent deals on these systems, as well as a strong deal on a 49-inch 4K TV.TCL 49S517 4K HDR Roku Smart 49-Inch TV ($299.99)TCL’s S517-series of TVs feature localized dimming technology that reduces light bleeding and gives you an improved image with deeper blacks. This model also sports a 4K display panel and support for HDR for improved color, and right now you can get it from Walmart marked down from $599.99 to $299.99.Dell Vostro 14 5481 Intel Core i5-8265U 1080p IPS 14-Inch Laptop w/ AMD Radeon 530, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB NVMe SSD ($699.00) Dell designed this system with a built-in fingerprint sensor to help keep your system safe from unapproved users. The notebook also has a capable Core i5 processor and an 1080p IPS display. It also has a low-end AMD Radeon 530 graphics processor that can run some games with low settings. Currently, it’s marked down from Dell from $1,418.57 to $699.00.Overpowered DTW3 Intel Core i7-8700 Gaming Desktop w/ Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD and 2TB HDD ($1,499.00)Marked down from $2,099.00 to $1,499.00 at Walmart, this desktop offers exceptional power and performance relative to its price point. The system is known to have problems with insufficient ventilation and you may want to move the parts to a new case or install some additional case fans, but for what you get for the price few systems can match this one.Acer Predator Helios 500 AMD Ryzen 7 2700 17.3-Inch 144Hz 1080p Gaming Laptop w/ AMD Radeon RX Vega 56, 16GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB NVMe SSD ($1,299.00)This gaming laptop was built using desktop components and has exceptional processing power and performance as a result. It also features a fast 144Hz 17.3-Inch 1080p display, but don’t expect it to last long on battery. Right now the system is marked down from $1,879.12 to $1,299.00 from Amazon.Logitech Z313 Speaker System ($27.72) This affordable speaker system is marked down from Amazon from $49.99 to $27.72 and includes a 15W subwoofer that can produce deep bass notes that you can feel as well as hear. The two included satellite speakers each have a 5W power rating and will provide a clear audio experience.Audible 1-Year Gold Membership + $20 Amazon Credit ($119.50)If you’ve never tried Audible, then you may not know that it’s a popular audiobook service created by Amazon. Some people like myself use Audible on and off throughout the day to enjoy listening to books while also getting other important tasks done such as cleaning or driving in the car. Amazon is offering Prime members a year of Audible service marked down from $149.99 to $119.50, and a $20 Amazon credit is included in the deal. Also, as an Audible member, you will get discounts on books and credit each month that can be redeemed towards your choice of virtually any book on Audible.Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the relevant retail sites for more information. For more great deals, go to our partners at TechBargains.com. Jason Momoa’s Marriage Just Keeps Getting Weirder and Weirder Tagged In et deals Post a Comment 1 Comment Taika Waititi to Direct ‘Thor 4’ With ‘Akira’ Plans On Hold By Michael Sexton on July 22, 2019 at 4:40 pm The Untold Truth of ‘Batman & Robin’ Maisie Williams’ Transformation is Turning Heads The Surprising Reason Why Brandon Routh Is Returning to Superman Little Lucy From ‘Narnia’ is Head-Turningly Gorgeous Now at 23 Saying Goodbye to Johnny Depp ET Deals: TCL 4K HDR 49-Inch TV $299, Dell Core i5 1080p IPS Laptop $699, Overpowered GTX 1080 Ti Desktop $1,499last_img read more

Galaxy Tab S6 Leaks Point to Samsungs Continued Commitment to Tablets

first_img J.K. Rowling Confirms a Hermione Theory We Suspected All Along Galaxy Tab S6 Leaks Point to Samsung’s Continued Commitment to Tablets Samsung has been making tablets almost as long as Apple, but while the iPad has maintained its popularity, Android-based slates have declined. Google might be giving up on making tablets, but Samsung is keeping at it with a rumored high-end Galaxy Tab S6. This device will allegedly be the followup to the Galaxy Tab 5e and Tab S4, but it will have more in common with the Galaxy S10. The latest leaked info points to a major upgrade over the Tab S4, which was Samsung’s last high-end tablet. That device had no fingerprint scanner, instead relying on an awkwardly positioned iris scanner for biometric authentication. The Tab S6 will reportedly have an in-display fingerprint sensor like the one in the Galaxy S10. This would be a first for a tablet — Apple uses Face ID, and most Android tablets aren’t expensive enough to justify such an extravagance. While you should never take photos with a tablet, most of them still have a (terrible) camera on the back. Strangely, Samsung will equip the Tab S6 with a pair of camera sensors on the back. There will be a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP wide-angle. Camera performance on tablets is rarely a selling point for consumers, so it’s odd to direct resources there. Credit: SamMobile.comOn the inside, this tablet should rival the Galaxy S10. Past Galaxy Tabs have been a generation behind in specs, but not this time. The leak points to a Snapdragon 855 chip, the same one in Samsung’s current flagship phones. There will also be 128GB of storage (with a 256GB option), 6GB of RAM, quad speakers, and a 10.5-inch OLED display. We don’t know the resolution, but the tablet reportedly has very narrow bezels. Since this is a Galaxy Tab, it will include Samsung’s S Pen stylus. It’s been reworked to attach magnetically to the back of the tablet. While there, it will charge inductively. So, we can safely assume it will have the same Bluetooth tricks as the Note 9. The Tab S4 stylus wasn’t powered at all, so it didn’t need charging. There’s no word on the pricing, but it won’t be cheap. Samsung’s Tab S4 started at $650, an almost unthinkably high price for an Android tablet. Still, someone must be buying them if it’s making another. Samsung may choose to unveil the Tab S6 alongside the Galaxy Note next month.Now read:Samsung’s Latest Galaxy Tab S5e Has an Enormous Wi-Fi FlawMicrosoft’s Dual-Screen Surface Could Launch in 2020, Run Android AppsReport: Tariffs Could Raise Laptop, Phone Prices 22 Percent The Inside Scoop On How ‘The Batman’ Is Coming Along By Ryan Whitwam on July 11, 2019 at 9:25 am The Real Reason Captain Marvel Was Barely in ‘Endgame’ Winona Ryder Is Not Letting Anyone Forget She’s Married to Keanu You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Bloopers That Make Us Love ‘The Bachelorette’ Even More Proof Henry Cavill Isn’t a Very Good Dude at All This ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Star is Breathtaking in Reality New TV Shows That Will Absolutely Get Canceled in 2019 6 Comments Tagged In androidsamsungtabletsleaksgalaxy tab s6 Post a Comment 6 Commentslast_img read more

Intel Acknowledges It Was Too Aggressive With Its 10nm Plans

first_img This slide summarizes why Intel wants a different metric for process nodes. Even compared to the “other” 14nm, its transistor density is still 1.23x higher. Note: We do not know which specific process nodes at Samsung or TSMC were compared against Intel’s products. <><><>1234567 Ginny From ‘Harry Potter’ Is 28 and Unrecognizably Gorgeous Wesley Snipes Breaks Silence On Marvel’s Huge ‘Blade’ Decision Fans Are Absolutely Furious About That ‘Rise Of Skywalker’ Rumor When Intel finally ships 10nm for laptops later this year, it’ll hopefully close the book on a uniquely difficult period in its own history. Originally, 10nm was intended to ship by 2016, following delays to the company’s 14nm process. Intel has since been forced to push the date back multiple times, though the company has repeatedly stated that it will not miss its own promise to have Ice Lake on store shelves by the holiday season of 2019.According to Intel CEO Bob Swan, that delay was caused by the company’s overly aggressive strategy for moving to its next node. The delay, Swan said at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference, was “somewhat a function of what we’ve been able to do in the past, which in essence was defying the odds. At a time when it was getting harder and harder, we set a more and more aggressive goal. From that, it just took us longer.”According to Swan, Intel is prepared to put its problems behind it. “The short story is we learned from it,” Swan said. Intel has reportedly reorganized itself for greater transparency and better information exchange between business units to avoid these problems in the future.This explanation fits with what is publicly known about the situation. Back in 2017, Intel unveiled its 10nm node with promises of aggressive scaling, higher performance, and leading-edge density improvements. Features like contact over active gate were declared to be core components of how Intel would take a leadership position in the semiconductor industry. Intel’s 2017 slideshows on the topic are shown below: You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Even in 2017, it seemed like a risky bet. Intel’s 2017 argument, essentially, was that it had taken the extra delay on 10nm and turned it into a win by delivering a more aggressive node shrink. But there was always a risk of biting off more than one could chew — and that kind of mistake can harm companies for a very long time.At Architecture Day last December, Intel shared details of how the last four years have logjammed development processes. Intel’s entire design and development strategy hooked architectural improvements to new nodes. Once the company realized it wasn’t going to hit its initial 10nm projections back in 2015, it would have had to make a decision: Did it try to de-couple process node and architecture to pull 10nm design changes back into 14nm, or did it keep going and bet on 10nm being available in the near-term future?What we’ve heard from various sources is that Intel has pulled certain features originally intended for 10nm CPUs into 14nm parts, but that this linkage between new nodes and planned architectural improvements hit the firm hard. It’s possible that Intel made a decision to stay the course in 2015, believing that 10nm would be available by 2017. This obviously didn’t happen, but it’s possible that by the time Intel knew it wouldn’t, it didn’t make sense to try and pull 10nm chips into 14nm process nodes. The company might well have finished the work right around the time 10nm finally becomes available.Putting the Miss in ContextThere’s no arguing the fact that Intel missed, and missed badly, on 10nm. It’s unquestionably going to impact the company’s finances and competitive position against AMD, which is enjoying a resurgence of its own. But when you step back and take a look at the entire semiconductor market across multiple companies, these kinds of things happen. It isn’t always driven by foundry issues, but when you toss in the possibility for designs to under-deliver, the metaphorical board lights up with examples.Samsung’s first implementations of big.Little were broken and the resulting SoC’s had high power consumption. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 was viewed as a disappointment, though the company argued that some of this was the result of its own partners failing to implement power management properly. AMD’s Bulldozer architecture nearly killed the company. Jump back in time a little farther, and you’ve got the poorly received ATI Radeon HD 2000 family (developed mostly before the AMD acquisition). Nvidia, of course, had the infamous GeForce FX. Intel had Prescott. The point is, most major semiconductor companies have weathered significant silicon misses. This is something that happens to even the best-run companies.We’ve known for years that each new node brought greater challenges and tougher problems than the previous; that’s why fewer and fewer foundries bother operating on the leading edge at all. Intel might not have been the company anyone expected to slip, but the chances that somebody would have been rising every node.Intel is going to face a more competitive AMD and a tougher environment for its own products than it would have had it kept to its original plans. That’s a given. If it can’t bring 7nm to market in 2021 as is currently planned, the situation will get harder. We don’t even know when or if desktop CPUs will make the jump to 10nm, and they might avoid that node entirely until 10nm+ or 7nm are available. But Intel’s fundamental position across its markets is strong. It may lose a few points of market share to AMD — it probably will — but it isn’t going anywhere.Now Read: Intel’s Neuromorphic Loihi Processor Scales to 8M Neurons, 64 CoresNew Leak: Intel 10-Core Comet Lake CPUs Will Counterattack Ryzen 3000 FamilyIs Moore’s Law Alive, Dead, or Pining for the Fjords? Even Experts Disagree Proof Henry Cavill Isn’t a Very Good Dude at All Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. By Joel Hruska on July 18, 2019 at 7:30 amcenter_img Tagged In amdintelgamingcpuscpusemiconductors7nm10nmarchitecturemicroarchitecture Post a Comment 125 Comments Amazon is Developing a ‘Jack Reacher’ TV Series Intel is claiming significant improvements on fin pitch, minimum metal pitch, cell height, and gate pitch, with two new technologies tossed in for good measure. <><><>1234 Maisie Williams’ Transformation is Turning Heads 125 Comments Saying Goodbye to Johnny Depp The Most Inappropriate Comic Book Characters Ever Intel Acknowledges It Was ‘Too Aggressive’ With Its 10nm Planslast_img read more

At a Glance Kingston KC2000 1TB SSD Review

first_img Kingston’s new KC2000 series SSDs were designed to tackle the high-end consumer SSD market. With capacities available up to 2TB in size and read/write speeds as high as 3,200/2,200MB/s, this drive has the potential to play a major role in the SSD market. But so far, the drives are off to a rough start.DesignKingston’s KC2000 SSDs use 96-layer 3D TLC Kingston NAND that connects to an SMI 2262EN controller. This controller features Silicon Motion’s NANDXtend ECC technology, which helps to keep data secure by preventing read/write errors. The drive also supports 256-bit XTS-AES encryption. These features make the drive better suited for business use, where the loss or theft of data could have serious consequences.These drives have average endurance ratings that match up with what we’ve seen from other 3D TLC NAND products in the past. In short, for each 250GB of NAND, the drive is able to handle 150TBW before failing.BenchmarksOur sister site PCMag ran a 1TB model of Kingston’s KC2000 through its usual quartet of benchmarks alongside three competing products from Adata, Samsung, and Western Digital. In the first test using PCMark 8 Storage test, we see virtually no difference from one drive to the next.Stepping things up with Crystal DiskMark 6.0 we start to see some deviation between the competing drives. In the sequential read/write test, Kingston’s KC2000 places second while reading data and last while writing it. It’s worth noting that the KC2000 actually exceeds its maximum reported read/write performance. The same can’t be said for the other tested drives, all of which come in below their rated performance.Reading and writing random 4K chunks of data is a weakness of this drive. It doesn’t come in dead last in this test, but its performance results leave much to be desired.Turning last to AS-SSD’s file transfer test, we once again see the KC2000 in a rather mixed position. The KC2000 came finished in second place while transferring the program folder and the game folder, and its performance results were close to what was achieved by the Adata XPG SX8200. Conversely, the drive’s performance while transferring the ISO file was significantly lower than the other tested drives.ConclusionFinally, there’s pricing. The 1TB model PCMag tested has an MSRP of $201.50, and strangely, it’s currently available for a higher price of $218.06 from Amazon. Unfortunately for Kingston, SSD prices have been trending downward, so that’s somewhat high for a 1TB SSD at the moment.The 1TB model of Samsung’s 970 Evo is similarly priced but offers better performance in most scenarios. The Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB is significantly less expensive at $134.99, and it also supports ECC technology.Now read:At a Glance: Adata XPG SX6000 Pro ReviewAt a Glance: Acer Nitro XV3 XV273K ReviewAt a Glance: Dell UltraSharp U3219Q Review The Real Reason Emma Watson Refuses to Do a Nude Scene At a Glance: Kingston KC2000 1TB SSD Review Ginny From ‘Harry Potter’ Is 28 and Unrecognizably Gorgeous By Michael Sexton on July 18, 2019 at 2:29 pm You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. What the Biggest ‘America’s Got Talent’ Stars Are Doing Now Tagged In SSDsreviewsat a glancekingston Post a Comment 3 Comments Lilly From ‘Princess Diaries’ Is 36 Now and Gorgeous The Surprising Reason Why Brandon Routh Is Returning to Superman We Finally Understand Why ‘Criminal Minds’ Got Canceled 10 Scientifically Proven Side Effects of Growing a Beard The End of ‘Big Little Lies’ Explained 3 Commentslast_img read more