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    In an article entitled “Navigating blockchain opportunities in Insurance” recently translated into French on the Blockchain Partner blog, Laurent Benichou analyzes the mistakes that the insurance sector could avoid and the opportunities it should seize to take full advantage of the new lands unknowns discovered by Bitcoin and explored since by so many other projects. Extracts: Bitcoin was created to exchange value without a centralizing third party. Bitcoin’s very goal was to create a digital asset to enable its incensurable exchange. We can therefore in principle doubt that “blockchain technology” is the best answer to objectives too far removed from the principle of decentralized exchange of digital value. When faced with a blockchain project without a...
    Neymar, Coutinho in Brazil squad for World Cup qualifying Curtain Bangs Are Trending — Heres How to Wear Them Inside BPs plan to dominate the global solar industry and rival the worlds largest operators Welcome to Insider Energy, a weekly energy newsletter brought to you by Business Insider.  © ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP via Getty Images Workers on an offshore rig west of Abidjan, Ivory Coast ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP via Getty Images Here's what you need to know: Want to get Insider Energy in your inbox every Friday? Sign up here.  Do you have feedback or story tips? Reach out to me at bjones@businessinsider.com.  We're hiring: BI is looking for an energy reporter/editor to help shape our coverage. It's a sweet...
    (CNN)Our oceans are now awash in at least 150 million tons of plastic, an amount that researchers say will soon surpass the weight of all the fish in the sea. Alex TottermanPlastic pollution fouls the land too, and the air we breathe. Scientists now say plastic micro-particles literally rain down on us, introducing toxins into our bodies. And if you think recycling is the answer, you are sadly mistaken. You can be excused for believing that you're doing your part for the environment by simply sorting your plastics from your trash. This is the lie the plastics industry has sold the public for nearly 50 years, according to a National Public Radio and PBS investigation released last week.In 1971,...
    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the health care system, including the dental industry. In March and April, when the pandemic first became rampant in the United States, many dental practices closed except for emergencies. Even after they reopened, changes were noticeable. According to an American Dental Association poll of dentists taken the week of Aug. 10, 98.9% of respondents were open, but only 47.6% reported "business as usual"; 51.3% were open but had "lower patient volume than usual."[ READ: Pandemic Threatens to Deepen Dental Disparities ]Our independent organization, FAIR Health, possesses the nation's largest database of private medical and dental claims. In a new study, "Dental Services and the Impact of COVID-19: An Analysis of Private Claims," we...
    President Donald Trump meets with China's President Xi Jinping at the start of their bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019.Kevin Lemarque | Reuters As trade tensions mount between the U.S. and China, the U.S. semiconductor industry fears a tech cold war could disrupt the global supply chain. Now companies on both sides of the Pacific are trying to develop strategies to mitigate risk — whether it's hoarding supplies or looking at shifting the location of production facilities.  Last week Trump administration announced that it is considering imposing export restrictions on Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, China's largest manufacturer of semiconductors. That's the latest crackdown by Washington as it tightens restrictions against Chinese tech companies such as...
    Jack Kurtz/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. In late April, as COVID-19 raced through meatpacking plants sickening and killing workers, President Donald Trump issued a controversial executive order aimed at keeping the plants open to supply food to American consumers. It was a relief for the nation’s meatpackers who were being urged, or ordered, to suspend production by local health officials worried about the spread of the coronavirus. But emails obtained by ProPublica show that the meat...
    By Gergely Szakacs BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian car dealer Realszisztema has shelved plans to build a $1.7 million service facility and warehouse. Auto supplier AGC Glass Hungary, too, is turning away from expansion ambitions as it faces a future of fewer workers and sliding sales. The companies are part of an auto industry that until recently had been a mainstay of a strong Hungarian economy, and a sector that Prime Minister Viktor Orban has hailed as a testament to his stewardship of the nation. Realszisztema and some other Hungarian companies weathered the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic reasonably well. But now they are preparing for a second wave, which has injected a renewed sense of uncertainty into their business...
    Who knew a star like Urmila Matondkar would have faced nepotism in the industry? For the ones who thought if the practice gained momentum only recently and the production houses like Dharma should be blamed for making it so prevalent, here’s what Urmila has to say about her experiences. The actress in her recent conversation with journalist Barkha Dutt opened up about her struggles in the industry and how she believes she was written off like nobody else in the industry and why media was more discriminating towards her. Urmila Matondkar Appreciation Tweets Flood Twitter After Kangana Ranaut Calls Her ‘Soft Porn Star’. “This word called ‘nepotism’, if I start talking about it, I will have to talk for quite...
    Virtual weddings are gaining popularity. Jason Cox/Shutterstock; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Over one third of couples with weddings scheduled through October 2020 are considering having virtual weddings, according to Zola, a wedding planning and registry company. Since gatherings are restricted due to the pandemic, new virtual wedding services are helping couples broadcast their celebrations, and the industry is growing rapidly. Many in the industry believe virtual weddings will remain even after the pandemic — one company, LoveStream, has received inquiries for October 2021. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Rivka Holzer spent years running weddings with hundreds of guests as an events manager at a New York City catering company. That changed when the pandemic hit. "We worked...
    Bill Russell: Career retrospective 8 Amazing Side Effects Of Eating Avocados Every Day The 30 highest-rated US and UK CEOs during the coronavirus pandemic, according to employees © Mark Neuling/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images Boston Scientific CEO Michael Mahoney Mark Neuling/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic has been a test for corporate leaders. People, especially employees, are watching how CEOs respond to troubling times and judging them based on it. To find out which CEOs are viewed most favorably by their employees during the pandemic, jobs site  Glassdoor analyzed anonymous employee reviews posted on its website between March and July. Leaders from Zoom, DocuSign, Box, and Boston Scientific made the list. Visit Business Insider's...
    Hoverboard-riding dentist sentenced to 12 years for Medicaid fraud 9 Ways Trader Joes Changed the Way We Grocery Shop Savvy Americans do this to earn an extra $1,394 per month in retirement Ad Microsoft Wearing This 30 Mins/Day Reverses Years Of Bad Posture & Back Pain Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft ...
    (CBS DETROIT) – During this Covid-19 crisis a lot of restaurants have been able to keep up business using outdoor seating, but the weather is getting colder and that has many in the hospitality industry concerned. “Now they got 50 percent in the restaurant, and 50 percent out in the street now you’re gonna cut that in half again,” said Paul Wegert, managing director at The Inn at St. John. And operating an indoor only restaurant at 50 percent capacity will cause a huge loss says Wegert. The luxury hotel’s five star restaurant has gotten by the last few months, thanks to outdoor seating. But like many establishments in Metro Detroit, this will soon come to an end, creating an...
    Actress Anangsha Biswas says she has realised that the rules in the Hindi film industry are unfair and proudly calls herself an outsider. Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely death on June 14 has sparked a heated debate about “insiders and outsiders” and nepotism in Bollywood. “I am a theatre actor, I’m trained in acting from Sydney. In my initial years I thought I would learn and prove my talent, and get ahead in my career. Soon I realised that the rules of this industry were unfair,” Anangsha said. Aditi Rao Hydari on Insider-Outsider Debate: We Oversee Certain Things but There Is a Beautiful Side to Our Industry Too She added: “No matter how much I worked hard, it boiled down...
    The rioting, looting, and arson that was seen in some 20 states in the days and weeks following the May 25 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis could cost the insurance industry up to $2billion in claims, it has been reported. The previous record for the costliest period of civil unrest in insurance history was set in 1992, when Los Angeles was engulfed in violence for a week after the acquittal of four police officers filmed in the beating of Rodney King. The Los Angeles riots resulted in $775million in insurance claims being paid out. When taking inflation into account, that would amount to $1.42billion, according to Axios. Other costly instances of civil unrest include the 1965 Watts riots...
    Kanye West took his thoughts—and one of his Grammy awards—to the bathroom. And then he peed on the statue. And then there were memes. Hide On Wednesday afternoon, the rapper tweeted a video of himself apparently peeing on a Grammy statue (presumably one of the 21 to his name). He captioned the post, “Trust me … I WONT STOP.”  Hide Trust me … I WONT STOP pic.twitter.com/RmVkqrSa4F— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020 West has boasted about his multiple Grammys in the past, but maybe they don’t mean so much to him anymore.  Hide This came after a series of Twitter rants deploring the lack of Black ownership in ownership roles. Early Wednesday, West exploded on Twitter about white-owned companies controlling Black...
    On Monday September 21, bartenders, brand ambassadors, journalists, distillers and more will come together for the 18th annual Tales of the Cocktail conference. But, in many ways, this year’s event—quite appropriately themed “Catalyst”—is the first of its kind.  For one it won’t be in New Orleans but will instead be fully digital and completely free to attendees across the globe (register here). Tales aims to provide virtual camaraderie and support to the hospitality and liquor community as it navigates unprecedented challenges and continues to feel the impact of COVID-19.  It will stretch over four days and feature 29 pre-recorded seminars on a range of topics featuring industry leaders from around the world. There is also a schedule of live panel...
    Kanye West has shared shocking footage of himself urinating on a Grammy Award as he 'goes into battle' against labels Universal and Sony to try and retrieve the rights to his own music. The rapper, 43, posted the vision to his Twitter feed on Wednesday afternoon, which showed one of his 21 Grammys placed inside of a toilet bowl.  'Trust me... I WON'T STOP,' West captioned the clip, which referred to his current bid to gain ownership of his masters - otherwise known as the copyright to his original songs.  On Tuesday, West started attacking the structure of the music industry, declaring that musicians actually had little to no power because record labels owned all of their work.  He took aim at his...
              A joint petition has been submitted to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) on behalf of the Canadian National Railway Company (CN), Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NS) and Union Pacific Rail Road Company (UP) freight-hauling railroad companies for the purpose of modernizing annual revenue adequacy determinations of the industry’s overall financial health. CN, NS and UP are three of the seven railroads remaining in the U.S. from the 41 that operated in 1979 designated as Class I by the STB, based primarily on the annual operating revenue of the railroad company. The seven reportedly represent 94 percent of the industry’s revenue, 69 percent of the industry’s freight rail mileage and about 90 percent of...
    We highlight the work of those who are occupying important positions and who are doing everything possible so that the Hispanic community is the best represented in the technology sector. Evelyn Miralles, NASA Guillermo Diaz Jr., from Cisco Guillermo Diaz Jr., from Cisco More Álvaro Celis, from Microsoft Read more HELLO of the firm, which seeks to create leadership and opportunities for Latinos in the US technology industry. “data-reactid =” 79 “> Family, integrity and passion are the values ​​with which Álvaro Celis defines himself. At age 15 , his passion for technology led him to study Computer Science in Caracas, Venezuela. Upon graduation, he landed a job at Microsoft. Since then, 28...
    Kanye West severely criticized the music industry and the NBA on Monday, comparing them to a “modern-day slave ship.” Similar to his previous hyperbolic statements regarding slavery and its relation to modern America, West demanded to see the contracts of everyone at Universal and Sony, likening himself to a “new Moses.” I need to see everybody’s contracts at Universal and Sony I’m not gonna watch my people be enslaved I’m putting my life on the line for my people The music industry and the NBA are modern day slave ships I’m the new Moses I need to see everybody’s contracts at Universal and Sony I’m not gonna watch my people be enslaved I’m putting my life on the...
    Kanye West has compared the music industry and the NBA to a “modern day slave ship,” saying that he won’t release any more new music under his current contract. The rapper, billionaire fashion mogul, and presidential candidate also declared himself the “new Moses” and compared himself to inventor Nikola Tesla in a series of tweets. West lashed out at his record labels by name late Monday. “I need to see everybody’s contracts at Universal and Sony,” he tweeted. “I’m not gonna watch my people be enslaved. I’m putting my life on the line for my people. The music industry and the NBA are modern day slave ships. I’m the new Moses.” I need to see everybody’s contracts at Universal and Sony ...
    SeaWorld lays off nearly 1,900 furloughed workers as pandemic restrictions continue to hinder park attendance 5 things we learned from the super-cool new The Mandalorian Season 2 trailer Kanye West says the music industry and the NBA are modern day slave ships in new tweets: Im the new Moses © Provided by INSIDER Kanye West signed a contract with EMI, which is owned by Sony/ATV, in 2003. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Sean Combs Kanye West says he won't release any new music until he is freed from his contracts with music publishers Sony and Universal. In a series of tweets on Monday night, the rapper expressed vague frustration with the "industry" and fellow rappers "dissing each other on...
    Courtesy of the office of Rep. Collin PetersonRep. Collin Peterson, left, is a conservative Democrat who frames himself as a political independent.In Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District, Michelle Fischbach isn’t just running against 15-term U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson. She’s running against the agricultural sector. The Seventh, one of the most competitive districts in the country, is represented by Peterson, a Democrat in a district that overwhelmingly voted for Trump. But the race isn’t just along party lines: While Fischbach is supportive of agriculture, the sector will be collectively spending millions of dollars to keep Peterson in office (and her out of it). Peterson is a conservative Democrat who frames himself as a political independent. But he is also the powerful Chair...
    Kanye West says he won't release new music until he's released from his Universal and Sony contracts. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Sean Combs Kanye West says he won't release any new music until he is freed from his contracts with music publishers Sony and Universal. In a series of tweets on Monday night, the rapper expressed vague frustration with the "industry" and fellow rappers "dissing each other on labels we don't own." "I'm not gonna watch my people be enslaved," he wrote. "I'm putting my life on the line for my people. The music industry and the NBA are modern day slave ships. I'm the new Moses." On Tuesday morning, West suggested he's exploring legal action to get...
    Turning Point: Hispanic Heritage Month is more than a party This Beloved Southern Chain Just Filed for Bankruptcy Ivan Bart Wants To Let Go Of The Fashion Double-Kiss When we spoke over the summer, Ivan Bart, the President of IMG Models & Fashion, was keeping busy celebrating his love of food with his 'Model and a Meal', IMG’s Instagram Live series during which he’s interviewed talent like Maria Borges and Alton Mason while cooking. Below as part of ELLE's look at the future of fashion, Bart talks about how models are using this time to explore new facets of their personalities, how agencies can help elevate and support Black talent, and why he doesn’t think fashion shows will go...
    Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri has been appointed as the new cultural representative for the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). “I am extremely honoured by Indian Council For Culture Relations (ICCR), India’s apex body on the promotion of great Indian culture across the world for including cinema, and I am deeply honoured for being the first person from the Indian film industry to represent the cause of this industry in the overall cultural promotion globally. Nitin Tej Ahuja Appointed As the CEO of Producers Guild of India (Read Statement) I will perform my duties as a cultural ambassador representing the film industry to the best of ability,” Agnihotri said. ICCR was founded in 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, independent India’s...
    ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. In late April, as COVID-19 raced through meatpacking plants sickening and killing workers, President Donald Trump issued a controversial executive order aimed at keeping the plants open to supply food to American consumers. It was a relief for the nation’s meatpackers who were being urged, or ordered, to suspend production by local health officials worried about the spread of the coronavirus. But emails obtained by ProPublica show that the meat industry may have had a hand in its own White House rescue: Just a week before the order was issued, the meat industry’s trade group drafted an...
    Something about Novaruu looked like dollar signs from the moment she landed on Twitch. Blonde and with a radiant smile, Novaruu, then 19, had been gaming and hanging out with her growing fanbase for only a few weeks when she began receiving messages from entrepreneurial viewers offering to get her “deals”—vague promises to connect her with a capital-b Brand. One in particular stood out. He offered management tips—what game to play, how to play it—and said he’d get her free products to advertise on-stream. After a while, though, Novaruu discerned that this guy was, in her words, “suspicious.” His management tips mostly comprised telling her to play games and emulate other streamers he liked. And he didn’t bring her...
    FORMER porn star Zoe Parker has died at the age of 24. Zoe is just one of the many world famous adult stars whose life turned tragic. Here, Fabulous Digital examines what happened to some of the world's biggest sex stars. 12 The 24-year-old passing away in her sleep only weeks after becoming engagedCredit: Twitter 12 Between 2014 and 2019, Zoe appeared in more than 120 scenesCredit: Twitter Zoe reportedly died in her sleep on Saturday, according to a GoFundMe from her fiance. "We are sad to report that Zoe Parker passed away in her sleep on September 12th at around 2 am," the GoFundMe set up to help cover funeral expenses said. "She was only 24 years old." Zoe had just recently...
    San Francisco (CNN Business)PepsiCo built a massive multinational business by putting pep in people's steps. Now it wants to help mellow them out. The food and beverage company on Monday unveiled Driftwell, a new drink enhanced with ingredients to promote relaxation and to help ease stress. Driftwell contains L-theanine, an amino acid commonly found in tea leaves that has gained popularity in wellness circles as a supplement to help promote calmness, improve focus and aid in sleep. The company plans to launch Driftwell in 7.5-ounce mini cans online later this year and in stores early next year. With Driftwell, which PepsiCo classifies as an "enhanced water," the company is taking aim at a $1 billion over-the-counter sleep aid industry and...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s been a plea for for help on the road to reopening. Restaurant industry workers and leaders rallied outside City Hall Monday morning. They say outdoor dining and reduced capacity indoor dining won’t be enough to keep them in business. They’re calling on local lawmakers for comprehensive support and guidance to save the industry. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask? Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children’s Stress After Months Of Isolation Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks Complete Coronavirus...
    A 24-year-old former adult film actress has died in her sleep, her fiance announced. ‘We are sad to report that Zoe Parker passed away in her sleep on September 12th at around 2 am,’ Jay Campbell wrote on a GoFundMe page set up to cover funeral expenses. ‘She was only 24 years old.’ Campbell wrote: ‘After leaving the adult industry, Zoe Parker moved back home to Texas to be near her family to start a new life. Zoe Parker, 24, passed away in her sleep at around 2am on Saturday, her fiance said Parker was an adult film actress who left the industry to return home to Texas to be with her family Her fiance, Jay...
    Facebook/Zoe Parker Zoe Parker pictured on her Facebook page in 2019. Zoe Parker, a Texas-born adult actress, died in her sleep at 24 on September 12, according to a GoFundMe page that has been set up by her fiance. Zoe Parker’s cause of death has not been made public. The fundraising page has been set up to cover the cost of Parker’s funeral. The goal of the page is $5,000. The page description says that Parker had recently left the adult industry and moved back to Texas. Parker got engaged in March 2020. One section of the page reads, “She had started doing great and recently announced her engagement and by all accounts seemed truly happy for...
    Industry veteran Nitin Tej Ahuja has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Producers Guild of India (PGI). “As a long time observer and admirer of the Guild’s wide-ranging and pathbreaking initiatives in championing the interests of content producers, I am honoured to serve in the continuation of the Guild’s untiring efforts. I look forward to working closely with the PGI president and members as we navigate the challenges brought about by the global pandemic and the vastly different landscape that awaits us in the post-Covid world,” Ahuja shared in a statement. Ayushmann Khurrana Appointed UNICEF India’s Advocate to End Violence Against Children A statement issued by PGI describes the newly appointed CEO talking about his career spanning more...
    It is the best of times and the worst of times for sex workers. OnlyFans, Modetize, and other new platforms allow adult entertainers like myself to film, edit, and distribute our content. For the first time in porn history, girls are earning most of the profits. Simultaneously, FOSTA-SESTA is endangering sex workers, and congressman Mark Meadows and his fellow Republicans are begging Attorney General Bill Barr to enforce ancient obscenity laws that imprisoned pornographers like Larry Flynt. Other hypocritical conservatives are once again painting porn as a “public health crisis.” (Never mind that President Donald Trump allegedly cheated on a pregnant Melania with Stormy Daniels.) But if porn stars’ greatest fears come true, COVID-19 could lead to an STI outbreak...
    Every time Ayushmann Khurrana’s movie becomes a big hit at the box office, people wonder how is he doing this. When we say people, we are also talking about many industry insiders who are baffled by his amazing hold over the ticket windows. Ayushmann has delivered three consecutive successes in 2019 with Article 15, Bala and Dream Girl. Together, these three movies have pumped in over Rs 300 crore in Bollywood’s kitty. Even the year before, he had two hits in the form of Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho. Ayushmann Khurrana Appointed UNICEF India’s Advocate to End Violence Against Children That again brings us back to how does Ayushmann Khurrana manages to make it work almost every time. Varun Dhawan had joked...
    Integrated circuits on a circuit board. The semiconductor industry has been in focus during the U.S.-China trade war.filonmar | E+ | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — China has been trying to ramp up its domestic semiconductor industry as the U.S. increases pressure on the country's technology giants.   But Beijing will face significant challenges strengthening its homegrown chip sector, analysts told CNBC.  Semiconductors are extremely important components of consumer electronics. As an increasing number of devices become "smart" and connected to the internet, they will become more and more crucial in new areas, such as automobiles. That's why China wants to be a powerful player. However, China is also facing a situation where its companies' access to important chip components,...
    It may seem like a lot of good to be paid to go on holiday, but that’s what happens in Thailand. From relaxing beach holidays, to temple visits in the mountains, Thai people are encouraged to be tourists in their home country. After all, the government is coming forward to take some tabs as part of an effort to kickstart the country’s tourism sector and recover from the economic downturn caused by the Govt-19. Nataya Zinsmither is a resident of about 800,000 Thais who have so far used the travel program at a subsidized price. After 16 weeks of locking – including a night curfew order and some time alcohol ban – Ms Zinsmither used her travel credits to book...
    By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Yoshihide Suga, expected to become Japan's prime minister this week, hails from Akita prefecture in the north, which leads the world's most rapidly ageing country in greying and depopulation. Suga, chief cabinet secretary to outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, often speaks of his modest background as a farmer's son from snowy Akita. He has spearheaded policies aimed at propping up rural Japan, which bears the brunt of the debilitating demographic change. Here are some key facts about Akita, 450 km (280 miles) north of Tokyo, whose demographic woes anticipate what awaits the nation. DEMOGRAPHY Akita's population is forecast to shrink 41% to 602,000 over the 30 years to 2045, outpacing a 16% nationwide decline,...
    New York (CNN Business)The days of vinyl records being a nostalgic relic of the past are long gone. This year, vinyl sales have outpaced CD sales in the United States for the first time since the 1980s. Vinyl records accounted for $232.1 million of music sales in the first half of the year, compared to CDs, which brought in only $129.9 million, according to a report from the Recording Industry Association of America.Vinyl records, also known as "records pressed on wax," were commonplace before other formats, such as cassette tapes and CDs, become the preferred mode of listening to music. But that hasn't stopped vinyl records from making a resurgence. Since 2005, sales for vinyl have grown consecutively. In the...
    TOKYO – The most famous moustached plumber in video games is celebrating. It has been 35 years since Mario made the leap to fame and built a multidisciplinary empire that still continues to delight parents and children today. The platform game “Super Mario Bros.” went on sale in Japan on September 13, 1985 and revolutionized the industry with its “side scrolling”, an innovative device previously introduced without much impact by “Jump Bug” (1981), created by Alpha Densi (ADK) for recreational, and “Mappy” (1983), by Namco. Since then, the Kyoto company has made the iconic plumber in a red cap its emblem and built a million-dollar franchise that addresses genres as diverse as platforms, puzzles, car...
    TOKYO – The most famous moustached plumber in video games is celebrating. It has been 35 years since Mario made the leap to fame and built a multidisciplinary empire that still continues to delight parents and children today. The platform game “Super Mario Bros.” went on sale in Japan on September 13, 1985 and revolutionized the industry with its “side scrolling”, an innovative device previously introduced without much impact by “Jump Bug” (1981), created by Alpha Densi (ADK) for recreational, and “Mappy” (1983), by Namco. Since then, the Kyoto company has made the iconic plumber in a red cap its emblem and built a million-dollar franchise that addresses genres as diverse as platforms, puzzles, car...
    TOKYO – The most famous moustached plumber in video games is celebrating. It has been 35 years since Mario made the leap to fame and built a multidisciplinary empire that still continues to delight parents and children today. The platform game “Super Mario Bros.” went on sale in Japan on September 13, 1985 and revolutionized the industry with its “side scrolling”, an innovative device previously introduced without much impact by “Jump Bug” (1981), created by Alpha Densi (ADK) for recreational, and “Mappy” (1983), by Namco. Since then, the Kyoto company has made the iconic plumber in a red cap its emblem and built a million-dollar franchise that addresses genres as diverse as platforms, puzzles, car...
    It’s difficult to describe how beautiful Joshua trees are, but when you drive into Joshua Tree National Park and see vast canyons filled with gangly arms, raised in haphazard directions, it hits you: this tree is different, this tree is special. What you might not know is this: the Joshua tree is also an endangered, threatened species. Well, at least, it should be. The science put forth by the Center of Biological Diversity (CBD) is difficult to argue with. However, the effort to save the Joshua tree ran into an unlikely foe. It wasn’t oil or mining companies undercutting conservation. At the recent hearings to determine whether or not the Joshua tree was to be listed as a protected species,...
    Americans' opinion of the sports industry has plunged in the past year, according to a recent Gallup poll. Of the 25 U.S. industry sectors examined, only the federal government (-20) and the pharmaceutical industry (-15) had a worse net negative rating than the sports industry (-10). In fact, more people had a very positive or somewhat positive view on pharmaceuticals (34) than the sports industry (30). A two-week polling sample from August 2019 was compared to a two-week sample in August 2020, and Americans' opinion of the sports industry declined drastically. There was a drop of 15 points in people who had a very or somewhat positive view of the sports industry, which edged out the travel industry that...
    Governor Jared Polis has declared today, September 12, Colorado Restaurant Day. According to the Governor's proclamation, the restaurant industry accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and $12 billion in annual revenue in Colorado, but the COVID-19 pandemic "has threatened the survival of this critical industry, and the people it employs." To mark the occasion, the Colorado Restaurant Association and the Denver Food & Wine Festival, which usually holds a big bash on this weekend in September, have teamed up to support restaurants and restaurant workers during a difficult time. You can help out by simply going to a restaurant or ordering takeout or delivery, and you can also donate to the Colorado Restaurant Foundation's Angel Relief Fund, which assists food-service employees...
    Polling data released this week shows that public support of American sports has decreased significantly over the past year, largely due to the political activism of players. “The sports industry now has a negative image, on balance, among Americans as a whole, with 30% viewing it positively and 40% negatively, for a -10 net-positive score,” Gallup said. “This contrasts with the +20 net positive image it enjoyed in 2019, when 45% viewed it positively and 25% negatively.” Andy Mark Miller The drop in support came overwhelmingly from people who identify as Republican, with a 46-point drop in favorability from that voting bloc compared to a 5-point drop from Democrats since last year. Non-white people embraced a negative...
    Stock futures point to positive finish for volatile week on Wall Street Buy a Camry or Buy This: 2021 Subaru Outback XT Rachael Wang Is Working to Transform in the Fashion Industry With Ethical Styling © Teen Vogue Fashion’s future is already here. This September, we ask What Is Fashion Now? by exploring the people, concepts, and ideas that are pushing the us forward in times of unprecedented change. In 2016, Rachael Wang took a trip to North Dakota to protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. She had been working in the fashion industry for 10 years as a stylist and fashion director for major publications in New York City: W Magazine, Glamour, Nylon, Style.com , and Allure to...
    Teen Vogue is the latest magazine to spotlight activists with its September issue, featuring a pair of black trans women on dual covers.  On Wednesday, the publication unveiled its two covers with starring activist-models Jari Jones and Munroe Bergdorf. 'During a year of rebellion + revolution, this September we wanted to center the women at the heart of fashion but often left out of the conversation: @munroebergdorf + @iamjarijones — two black trans women who are trailblazers, redefining the industry,' they wrote on Twitter. A big deal: Jari Jones (pictured) is one of two black trans models to cover the September issue of Teen Vogue Number two: The other cover star is Munroe Bergdorf  (pictured) On display: Teen...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY RYAN D’AMICO Governor Cuomo’s reopening plan has delayed the reopening of a key economic driver for New York – the attractions industry – for far too long and to the detriment of the State’s citizens and businesses. Under the Governor’s plan, one of the most restrictive in the United States, places of recreation, including family entertainment centers, amusement parks, waterparks and other attractions, must remain closed.  The continued closing of the attractions industry is inconsistent with current Centers for Disease Control public health recommendations and may reflect a fundamental misunderstanding of the attractions industry and its ability to operate safely...
    (CNN)An apple tree thought to be the oldest in the Pacific Northwest has died this summer at 194 years of age.The Old Apple Tree in Vancouver, Washington, was planted in 1826 when fur traders of the Hudson's Bay Company settled in the area. It was considered the matriarch of the region's bustling apple industry and produced a green apple that was bitter to the taste but great for baking."While we knew this day would come, we hoped it was still years away," Charles Ray, urban forester for the City of Vancouver, told CNN. Around 2015, the team of experts caring for the tree noticed that the cambium layer -- the growing part of the trunk -- was starting to die...
    Hardened Hamptons party crashers are having a harder time getting into VIP bashes during the pandemic. We’re told the clandestine crashers — accustomed to hobnobbing with the East End who’s who by giving false names or managing to sneak past security — have been stymied by stricter guest-list policies, especially in the Hamptons, where people have been hosting parties more quietly. “The guest lists are so tight,” said a source. “It will be 100 [people] max, and no access to inside the houses. The hosts, and people running the party, know every single person.” The insider added: “All the usual party crashers are freaking out … There are no parties in the city, and the ones in the Hamptons...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — At Pier 5 in the Inner Harbor, a tugboat captain is teaching Baltimore’s inner-city youth about the maritime industry. Captain Darwin Peguese invited the city’s young and eager to come on board. “Unless you have an opportunity to actually work onboard one of these vessels, you really have no opportunity to get into the industry,” he said. Until now, young adults like Rodney had never been on a boat. “I have no experience working on a boat,” he said. “It’s my first time doing stuff like this. I love it!” Now Rodney is part of a crew, along with D.J., Evan and Tyler, learning something new. “These opportunities should be available to the inner city because it’s...
    Gary M. Kramer September 9, 2020 7:00PM (UTC) At the end of "Buoyancy," writer/director Rodd Rathjen's astonishing feature film debut, there is a staggering statistic: "An estimated 200,000 men and boys are thought to be in slavery and forced labor in the fishing industry in South East Asia. It is an industry worth over $6 billion that supplies fish products to the world."  Rathjen's film puts a face on one of those boys. Chakra (Sarm Heng) is a 14-year-old Cambodian who is tired of working for his family of rice farmers. He learns of an opportunity to work in a factory in Thailand and that he can repay the broker with a month's work. : Of course, this too-good-to-be-true...
    Loading the player... Her voice still gets choked up when she talks about it. After working her way from an assistant position to a senior level publicist at a major publishing imprint, Robin* (who chose to withhold her identity for fear of retaliation) was proud to have worked her way into a competitive field as a black woman in an overwhelmingly white field.  She worked tirelessly, sacrificing personal relationships for the company, traveling mercilessly at a breakneck speed—giving everything to her job.  Even as a debilitating illness painfully ravaged her body, and she went into the office under the effects of the medical treatment, Robin dedicated herself to the book publishing company, telling herself that if she had their...
    Ignoring elected officials' pleas for people to stay home for Labor Day, more Americans flew over the holiday weekend than at any time since the coronavirus pandemic erupted in the U.S. in March. The Transportation Security Administration screened 3.2 million passengers over the four-day weekend, according to figures released by the agency on Tuesday. Friday was the busiest day since March 16, with 970,000 passengers screened. Monday was close behind, with 935,000 passengers screened.  Despite the increase in air travel, passenger counts remain well off year-ago levels. The number of flyers over the Labor Day weekend was less than half of the 2019 total, when some 8 million passengers were screened over a four-day period. Travel industry professionals called the...
    Mark Wilson/Getty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.On Monday, President Trump delivered one of his most baffling lines yet at a White House news conference. Asked again about the Atlantic story detailing his disparagement of wounded veterans and soldiers who died in war, Trump said the “top people” in the military “probably” don’t love him because “because they want to do nothing but fight wars so all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy.” The idea that special interests hold too much sway at the Pentagon and ultimately benefit from its outsized budget is not a new one. Elizabeth...
    VIDEO2:5902:59Air purifier that kills 99.9% of coronavirus sees huge order increaseStreet Signs Asia Hong Kong-based Aurabeat has created an air purifier that can eliminate over 99.9% of Covid-19. CEO Phil Yuen says the company has seen a significant surge in global demand since launching the FDA-certified air filtration device. Aurabeat's AG+ Silver Ion Plasma Sterilization Air Purifier cleans the air up to 3.4 times in one hour while actively eliminating bacteria and viruses. Yuen says Aurabeat developed the technology late last year.  "We've seen a significant increase in orders and distribution requests coming from universities, hospitals, government agencies all looking to provide the same level of protection we're able to do here in Hong Kong," Yuen told CNBC's "Street Signs...
    New York (CNN Business)IBM's next big bet is ... the oil industry.In partnership with oilfield services giant Schlumberger (SLB), IBM will create a digital platform where oil and gas companies can access real-time data and software give them a competitive advantage.The platform will layer Schlumberger's suite of apps, called DELFI, onto IBM technology to provide digital tools to oil and gas companies — which rely heavily on computing-heavy processes like surveying a drilling site. The software could, for example, help determine if the soil and landscape in a certain area are good for drilling, or which angle is the best to drill to access the most oil over time. "Digital has become an imperative for our industry," Schlumberger CEO Olivier...
    There were more than half a million chickens drowned alive in scalding water tanks last year, according to the USDA. That’s 1,400 birds boiled alive each and every day right here on our own soil. Why don’t more people know about this? This torturous truth is a result of the cruel industry-standard practice of killing chickens for meat by live-shackle slaughter. Ending this outdated practice would bring the number of birds boiled alive down to zero, as it should be. There’s a good reason that Europe has been moving away from the practice. Reforming the system would also make conditions far less dangerous for workers who often end up covered in scratches, feces, blood, and pathogens. The Humane League...
    New York (CNN Business)The gaming industry is soaring thanks in part to a pandemic that has left many people marooned at home with limited forms of entertainment. Nintendo (NTDOF) alone made $1.37 billion in operating profit in the quarter ending in June, a staggering 400% spike compared to the same time last year. Indie publisher Devolver Digital's sales of "Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout" sold more than 7 million copies in August, outperforming some of the most popular games on the market over a one-month launch period. But the video game industry has long been a multibillion dollar business. Back in 2011, research firm Gartner reported that the gaming industry was worth $74 billion that year, a 10% jump from $67...
    The classroom and COVID: Teachers say they want to be ‘treated like real people’ Four iconic NYC restaurants closed by the pandemic The one certainty in college football this year: Financial carnage will save coaching jobs As college football has grown into a multibillion-dollar industry and head coaching salaries have rocketed into the orbit of $10 million per year, the sport’s annual job market has become its own sport. A teeming industry has emerged the past two decades around the hiring of football coaches, with large-scale agencies developing divisions dedicated to college coaching. There’s rigorous competition among search firms competing to help out athletic departments. There are sub-industries tied to coach hiring dedicated to everything from social media consulting...
    VIDEO4:1104:11CNBC Retail Reporter: America's department stores could be in their 'last stages'Worldwide Exchange The coronavirus pandemic has upended the retail industry and pushed dozens of companies into bankruptcy.  But there are still pockets of growth, with a number of retailers looking to open additional stores.  Altogether, as of Friday, retailers have announced 7,707 store closures and 3,344 store openings so far this year, according to a tracking by Coresight Research.  While much of the turmoil in the industry has stemmed from apparel chains and department store operators, the expansion finds itself in a number of other categories: beauty, home goods, discount and grocery chains.  Here are 9 retailers opening more stores in 2020 and beyond. At HomeThe new At Home store...
    Pop star Rihanna is healing quickly after being involved in an electric scooter accident. The 32-year-old suffered some bruising to her face after the accident. “Rihanna is completely fine now but flipped over on an electric scooter last week and bruised her forehead and face. Luckily there were no major injuries and she is healing quickly,” Rihanna’s representative said in a statement to people.com. Rihanna Makes a Powerful Appearance On Cover Of Harper Bazaar US Magazine’s September Issue (View Pics) On Friday, the singer was photographed with bruises on her face when she was spotted in a car near a restaurant here. Meanwhile, the singer, who recently launched her Fenty Skin campaign with gender-neutral, inclusive products, recently spoke about making...
    Headrest canopies and fabric barriers between seats could start appearing in airplane cabins as the embattled industry tries to ward off the coronavirus. Airlines desperate for governments to lift travel restrictions and passengers to return are looking at ways to reassure the public that their health won’t be compromised on a flight. New-look seats and fresh cabins could be a start. One of the biggest companies in that business, Recaro Aircraft Seating GmbH, has designed a range of modifications to keep passengers apart and protect them from infection. Airlines are considering installing Recaro’s equipment as temporary cabin makeovers, according to Chief Executive Officer Mark Hiller. They need fittings that are easy to maneuver, lightweight and available at short notice, he...
    Steve Kirsner was 39 years old when he began putting on concerts and events at the SAP Center in 1996, back when the venue was known as the San Jose Arena. Yet, he began prepping for the job at a much earlier age. “I like to say that I started working in the entertainment industry when I was in the third grade,” says Kirsner, longtime vice president for booking and events at SAP Center. “I played the bass fiddle in the school orchestra but had zero talent. But they kept me around because I made myself useful by fixing instruments and setting up chairs and music stands for class performances.” Related Articles Marcus Shelby named artistic director for Healdsburg...
    Dyllan Furness September 6, 2020 1:57AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Undark. When Ralph Fisher, a Texas cattle rancher, set eyes on one of the world's first cloned calves in August 1999, he didn't care what the scientists said: He knew it was his old Brahman bull, Chance, born again. About a year earlier, veterinarians at Texas A&M extracted DNA from one of Chance's moles and used the sample to create a genetic double. Chance didn't live to meet his second self, but when the calf was born, Fisher christened him Second Chance, convinced he was the same animal. Scientists cautioned Fisher that clones are more like twins than carbon copies: The two may act or even look...
    As the coronavirus pandemic contributes to a glut of fossil fuels, groups like Greenpeace are calling on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to ban fossil fuel interests from his campaign and administration, if he wins, even as he recently declared at a campaign stop that he “will not ban fracking.” We discuss the politics of fossil fuels with reporter Antonia Juhasz, who says the end of oil could be near, and look at how the industry has profited from the COVID bailout. “The pandemic has taken essentially every weakness that already existed in the oil industry and then made each of them much, much worse, leaving the oil industry in a situation where I would argue it is at its...
    Jules Porter’s grandparents have been two of her biggest influences. Her grandfather always told her, “Anything man can conceive, you can achieve.” Maybe she hasn’t done everything man can conceive, but she’s getting there. Jules Porter After earning degrees in aeronautics and theology, she joined the Marine Corps. She became a sergeant in two years, an accomplishment that usually takes four to five years. She earned her J.D./MBA from the University of St. Thomas before starting her own video game developing studio. Before earning her advanced degrees, Porter watched a TED Talks lecture by Dr. Artika Tyner, who is now a clinical professor and director at the Center on Race, Leadership and Social Justice at the University of St. Thomas...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Heading into the Labor Day weekend, we’re learning which workers in the Chicago area, will be next to lose their jobs. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey digs into new numbers from the state where the majority are permanent cuts. There were just under 2,000 layoff notices in the state’s August report, about 97% impact the Chicagoland area. While the airline industry announced thousands of layoffs in July, the trickle down impact particularly in Chicago continued in August. Two airline food service companies Sky Chefs in Des Plaines & Flying Food Group in Schiller Park announced a combined 400+ permanent layoffs that will take effect on October 1. The Lincolnshire Marriott Resort announced 240 permanent layoffs as of October...
    When you think of the adult film industry, you should think of it as a host for a diverse cast of performers in all senses of the word. But for whatever reason, somewhere in the mid-’90s hairy women porn disappeared. Bushes and landing strips were replaced with smooth, hairless labia. With the influx of streaming sites and porn popularity, the male gaze took over screens and infiltrated women’s beauty standards. But thanks to recent depictions in pop culture, and a little site called Naughty Natural, hairy women are back with a vengeance! We all know of the mainstream tube sites that proliferate the web, stocked with clips from countless studio films. But we also know that most of the women...
    VIDEO1:1801:18Hilton Times Square is closing as tourism dries upSquawk on the Street This week's announcement of the permanent closure of the iconic 44-story Hilton Times Square hotel in the heart of New York City was a wake-up call for the embattled hospitality industry, especially in urban markets suffering from a coronavirus-driven tourism drought. The move follows a decision earlier this week by Ashford Hospitality to hand over the keys to its recently purchased Embassy Suites in Midtown West to its lender after the real estate investment trust fell behind in debt payments. In fact, 34% of hotels in New York City alone are currently delinquent, and hospitality investment bank Robert Douglas sees more hotels at risk of closing. "Most hotels are using...
    Twins place OF Max Kepler on injured list, promote prospect Brent Rooker My daughter should have been the last child to die from a furniture tip-over The private jet industry is bracing for fall without its biggest money maker: business travelers. Execs are hoping wealthy vacationers can make up the difference. © XOJET; FXAIR; Silver Air; Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images; Flexjet; Samantha Lee/B... Private aviation is at a crossroads following a busy summer for leisure travel and executives are waiting to see if business travel rebounds in the fall. XOJET; FXAIR; Silver Air; Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images; Flexjet; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Private aviation executives say the industry has succeeded in gaining back most of...
    DENVER – It wasn’t that long ago that the NFL nixed Tony Romo’s fantasy football convention at a Nevada casino because of the league’s strict policy against having anything to do with sports betting. Now, the NFL is betting big on the once taboo industry, loosening its gambling policies just as the finishing touches were being made at Allegiant Stadium, the Raiders’ spiffy new home within earshot of the neon-soaked Las Vegas Strip. When the league voted in May to allow teams to sign sponsorship deals with gambling entities, the first team to place its bets was the Denver Broncos. The Broncos capitalized on a confluence of events: Colorado’s new sports gambling law that was approved by voters and the...
    In a recent article, Wired questions whether Google’s advertising market should be regulated in a similar way to the stock market as the company continues to dominate the billion-dollar online advertising industry. As explained by one industry expert, “Google both runs the largest exchange and competes as the biggest buyer and seller on that exchange. On top of that, it also owns YouTube, one of the biggest suppliers of ad inventory, meaning it competes against publishers on its own platform. And yet there are no laws governing any of it. In an article titled “Should Google’s Ad Market Be Regulated Like the Stock Market?” Wired questions whether Google’s online advertising business needs to be reigned in by regulators in a...
    Mandatory COVID-19 shutdowns are driving Nashville’s artists out of town and pushing the city’s music venues to the brink of collapse. One group of musicians in the city is begging Mayor John Cooper to let them work. “What’s preventing musicians from working has been the extra mandates from the mayor,” said one Nashville artist, Emily Jerde. Jerde plays the fiddle in a band she started with her brother and sister. They go on tour every summer and in the off-season, the band plays gigs on Broadway. When Metro health orders shut down Broadway, Jerde’s life changed. “Probably 85 percent of our income was just gone overnight,” Jerde said. “We’ve spent so many years developing our craft....
    Congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene invested thousands of dollars into the technology industry she has condemned on the campaign trail. Greene, a Georgia Republican who has been tied to the conspiracy theory group QAnon, invested between $1,001 and $15,000 in Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook, according to a report from Legistorm. She also invested between $15,001 and $50,000 in Apple. Greene has repeatedly condemned large technology companies throughout her campaign, even listing Big Tech as one of her campaign's "enemies." "I've made all the right enemies. The Fake News Media hates me. Big Tech censors me. The DC Swamp fears me. Now Soros and the Dems are trying to take me down," Greene tweeted just before her August primary. I'm running...
    Amid growing concerns that the Trump administration is moving to bypass normal and crucial safety protocols in a rush to approve a Covid-19 vaccine ahead of the November election, the CEO of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. is insisting that the American public can trust the for-profit drug industry to police itself when it comes to developing a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine. In an interview with Axios that aired Monday night, Eli Lilly chairman and CEO David Ricks said the pharmaceutical industry is “not going to make something or we’re not going to sell it until we’ve proven to our own standards it’s safe and effective, subjected it to scientific scrutiny from the outside world”—a promise one watchdog group dismissed as...
    When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Vrai Vrai comes up in every jewelry shopper's search for alternative and affordable fine jewelry sites.  What makes shoppers stay and stick with the company boils down to these factors: beautiful styles, high quality, transparency, and customizability.  See also: The best places to buy affordable fine jewelry For a jewelry company that stands by the values of quality, simplicity, and transparency, Vrai, which translates to "truth" (French) and "gold" (Spanish), couldn't be a more appropriate name.  Founded in 2014, Vrai is where you can find simple, timeless, and beautiful fine jewelry — no vermeil, only 14-karat and 18-karat gold here...
    John David Washington stars in Christopher Nolan's "Tenet."Warner Bros. In normal times, Labor Day weekend signifies the end of the summer box office. For many, it is the last weekend before kids head back to school and blockbuster action films are replaced with horror flicks and Oscar contenders. This year, Labor Day weekend holds new meaning. The coronavirus pandemic shattered any hopes of seeing superheroes and souped up cars on the big screen. It wasn't until late August that Hollywood began releasing big-name films to the public again and major movie theaters were able to reopen their doors to moviegoers. After two weeks, the first big test for the film industry will arrive in theaters. Warner Bros.' "Tenet" will finally...
    Jacob Blakes father says hes been receiving threats These Are the Most Popular Items at Americas Biggest Chain Restaurants The Pandemic Changed Shopping — These Are The 29 Things We’re Still Buying var waitForLoad; function setupTitle() { var grabTitle = document.getElementsByClassName("title"); grabTitle[0].innerHTML = "The Pandemic Changed Shopping ­—But These Are The 29 Things We’re Still Buying "; } document.onmouseleave = function() { window.isReady = false } window.addEventListener("resize", function() { window.isReady = false; }); function ready(fn) { if (document.attachEvent ? document.readyState === "complete" : document.readyState !== "loading"){ fn(); } else { document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', fn); } } window.isReady = window.isReady === undefined ? false : window.isReady; ready(function () { var imagesLoadedInterval = setInterval(function(){ if(window.imagesLoaded) { imagesLoaded( '#tmp-load', { background: true }, function() {...
    The ivory trade is often what we associate with elephants’ endangered status, but there are other equally destructive culprits. For Sumatran elephants, a species found in the forests of Southeast Asia, that offender may be resting a little closer to home in our kitchen cabinets. That’s because this species of elephant is subject to persecution and habitat destruction in connection with the palm oil industry. Palm oil has quickly become the go-to ingredient in as much as half of all consumer goods we buy – from pie crusts and peanut butter to toothpaste and household cleaners. And as its usage expands, more and more land is required to grow the fruit from which this oil derives. As a result, it’s estimated that...
    Colorado's live-entertainment venues, which are bleeding from COVID-19 closures, will shine red tonight. From 9 p.m. to midnight, on Tuesday, September 1, they will join 1,500 venues around the country as part of #WeMakeEvents, #RedAlertRESTART and # ExtendPUA's effort to get the United States Congress to pass the RESTART Act, which would offer economic relief to the live events industry. Since the pandemic forced many venues to close their doors in March, as many as twelve-million people in the live events industry around the country are currently unemployed, furloughed, or have lost up to 90 percent of their income. The world's largest concert promoters have reported a 98 percent loss of revenue from the pandemic. Related Stories Michael Bennet and the...
    New York (CNN Business)The US airline industry needs to shrink its labor costs by as much as 50% to survive -- and even then it's possible some carriers don't make it through the crisis, United Airlines Executive Chairman Oscar Munoz told CNN Business."The stark reality of what we're facing is dire," Munoz said in an exclusive interview. Munoz, an icon in the airline industry who stepped down as United's CEO in May, estimates the collapse of air travel during the pandemic will force airlines to slash their payroll costs by a staggering 30% to 50%. That translates to tens of thousands of lost jobs. Youve seen some airlines, in essence, fold. I suspect you may see more the longer...
    How to shop for clothes responsibly Walmart to launch its membership program, Walmart+, in mid-September These terms will help you understand fashions role in the climate crisis To better understand the fashion industry's toll on the planet, as well as new proposals to reduce its environmental footprint, it's important to get to know the jargon used everywhere from scientific studies and news reports to marketing campaigns. © Photo illustration/PA Images/Getty Images Over the years, certain terminology in this space has become fashionable, and some definitions have become diluted as they have been more widely used. If you've found yourself wondering, what "sustainability" or "carbon neutral" really means, you are not alone and the good news is you're...
    Javier González NavarroFOLLOWMadrid Updated: 08/30/2020 01:28 AM Save The development of hydrocarbons in the Persian Gulf from the eighties, after the world oil crisis in 1973, led to the landing in this region of several Spanish companies that, since then, have built all kinds of industrial plants. For example, Gathered techniques was awarded in 2017 the execution of a turnkey contract at the Ras Tanura refinery, on the east coast of Saudi Arabia. Also a gas plant in the same country, by Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, for almost 4,000 million euros. That same year, it modernized the Oman refinery, a project valued at 2.33 billion euros. In 2015, the KNPC company awarded...
    American Airlines and Delta Air Lines both said they would permanently eliminate fees associated with changing or canceling a flight. The news comes less than a day after United Airlines first announced a permanent end to its change fee policy. All three carriers have been waiving change fees since March 2020, when the novel coronavirus pandemic first disrupted global air travel. With demand dried up, the airlines are seeking to make flying look safe, stress-free, and, most of all, cheap. And that means eliminating many of the fees and surcharges associated with air travel. “We’ve said before that we need to approach flexibility differently than this industry has in the past, and today’s announcement builds on that promise...
    Priscilla Ward August 31, 2020 7:00PM (UTC) Bohemia immigrants, now part of the Czech Republic, brought beer and beer gardens to the U.S. in the 19th century. This set the tone for a very eurocentric industry, from the games played to the music listened to in these watering holes. However, the cold beverage has a very diverse clientele, yet to be fully acknowledged by the beer industry.  There are over 8,000 breweries in the United States, but only 60 of them are Black-owned. Teo Hunter and Beny Ashburn, the co-founders of Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. and the #BlackPeopleLoveBeer movement, are working to fix this while making the craft beer industry and taprooms much more culturally accessible to Black and Brown...
    Taylor Swift won best direction for "The Man" at the 2020 VMAs on Sunday. The video, which disguised Swift as a man to illuminate and denounce sexist double standards, marked the singer's directorial debut. Swift is now the first solo female artist to win the award, which is not fan-voted, but rather decided by industry professionals. Fans are celebrating her win as a major "glow up" — especially considering she was interrupted by a man during her first-ever VMAs acceptance speech. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Taylor Swift won best direction at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday — becoming the first solo female artist to receive the industry-voted award. The 30-year-old singer-songwriter was honored for...
    Her remarks came on the heels of winning an award for Best Direction for 'The Man.' Taylor Swift shocked her fans with a speech that appeared to reveal her feelings about the music industry on the heels of winning an award for Best Direction for the music video “The Man” at the 2020 MTV VMA Awards. The song was from her new album Folklore. In a pre-taped segment, Taylor was seen in casual clothing, wearing a blue button-down long-sleeved shirt. It featured pinstripes that ran down the length of the garment in a vertical fashion. Her hair appeared to be tied up in the back and she wore tiny gold earrings in the clip. The message appeared to have been...
    With Canada and Mexico borders closed, Americans are trapped in their own healthcare system Saudi retailer BinDawood to list 20% of company on the kingdoms Tadawul exchange Books for understanding fashions role in the climate crisis Looking for the next step to reduce your environmental fashion footprint? The best way is to read and educate yourself further. © Photo illustration/Monica Schipper/Getty Images We've compiled a book list to help you understand your role as a conscientious consumer, the economic structures that have contributed to the climate crisis and the visionaries who are paving the way for a better future. "The Slow Grind" | Georgina Johnson | 2020 Georgina Johnson's forthcoming book on slow fashion is a manifesto for the...
    College classes kick off with COVID-19 warnings, Plexiglas Peach recall expanded due to possible salmonella contamination, 78 sickened The Layoff Economy Returns As monthly unemployment numbers have dropped and the economy has started to reopen in many places around America, the assumption has been that the worst of the trouble for jobs in the United States had come to an end. However, weekly jobless claims remain high, a sign the companies are cutting workers even as the headlines tout recovery. The layoff economy returned with a vengeance this week. Several of America's largest public corporations announced firings that stretched into the tens of thousands. And hints that there will be more are strong. Load Error The most...
    Plastics recycling is failing. Globally, over 350 million metric tons of plastic are produced annually, but according to the OECD, only 14-18% of that is recycled. And now that China has stopped importing the world's plastic waste, we're being forced to deal with it domestically.  The problem is, most plastics just aren't recyclable. And even those that are degrade in quality each time they're remade, meaning they'll eventually end up in a landfill too. Many environmentalists say this means we need to stop plastics production at the source, and support bans or taxes on single-use plastics. But plastic industry groups are betting big on a technology known as chemical recycling, which is supposed to break down any type of plastic into its...
    I have a controversial stand on sports. Sports, my friends, are good. Despite sports being very good, a chunk of the games community dislikes like sports. Like, they really hate ‘em. Sports make their skin crawl. The word alone conjures the specter of nose-breathing, knuckle-dragging jock culture. Maybe I’m describing you. That would be a-okay! As someone who dreaded elementary school gym class and attended a liberal arts college, I get it. Even today I find the culture of the NFL deplorable, while also being a diehard fan of the Kansas City Chiefs. I’m keenly aware of the ugliness of pro sports and the complicity of its fanbase, myself included. But the more I’ve spent engaging with the sports, the...
    SPORTS Illustrated model Emily DiDonato has opened up about the stuff no-one tells you about the job - and it’s shocking. The 29-year-old has shared the “tough and weird feedback” she has received after more than a decade working in the modelling industry. 5Emily DiDonato has shared the "tough and weird feedback" she has received as a modelCredit: Instagram In a video posted to TikTok, Emily revealed how she had been told she had “legs like a man” and was “too happy” and should smile less as “you will look cooler”. Other comments were more harsh, such as “I can’t shoot her when she’s fat like this” and being told: “Don’t leave your hotel. Someone might see you and know...
    CDC clarifies surprise guidelines that people without COVID-19 symptoms dont need testing French grocer Carrefour has agreed to buy 172 stores in Spain, cementing its place as countrys second-biggest supermarket chain How New York Fashion Week Is Moving Forward for the Spring 2021 Season © David Crotty - Getty Images The CFDA has released the official lineup for the spring 2021 season, along with a digital initiative that will allow designers to present their collections. New York Fashion Week will go forward, but with a new format. The Council of Fashion Designers of America has released the official lineup for the spring 2021 season, along with a digital initiative that will allow designers to present their collections to both...
    WE’VE all eaten our way through lockdown with frequent trips to the fridge replacing our daily commute.  If you've ever considered yourself a genuine foodie, experts have revealed the 50 signs which confirm if you’re really a gastronomical expert.  1If you grow your own herbs, it's a sign you're a foodieCredit: Getty Images - Getty From owning herbs and spices to actually using a cookbook for its recipes rather than a chopping board, see how many you can tick off.  The list was commissioned by Estrella Damm who asked 2,000 adults about what they thought qualified as having a refined taste in food.  The research, conducted by OnePoll, found that being able to pronounce dishes correctly, travelling abroad for food...