Lewandowski I dont want to play in the same League forever

first_imgRobert Lewandowski has added further doubt on his Bayern Munich future after admitting that he does not want to continue playing in the same league “forever”The Poland captain has been strongly linked with a move away from the Bundesliga champions over the past year with his agent, Pini Zahavi, having recently thrown his future into even more uncertainty by claiming that his client wishes to leave Bayern in order to seek a “new challenge”.Real Madrid are believed to be the favourites to sign Lewandowski with Juventus, Chelsea and Manchester United having also touted as possible destinations for the in-demand forward.And now the 29-year-old has revealed that he does want a change of scenery.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I’ve already said that I don’t want to play in the same League forever, that’s for sure: but don’t know my future right now,” he told The Players’ Tribune, via Football-Italia.But he may not necessarily leave Bayern this summer:“For now, I’m not thinking about it, but I’m 29 and I know I can still play for many more years if I don’t hurt myself.”Lewandowski was unable to help Poland in their 3-0 defeat to Colombia on Sunday with the side now eliminated from the World Cup with a game remaining in Group H.last_img read more

Antonio Valencia out for Man Utds season opener confirms Mourinho

first_imgManchester United captain Antonio Valencia will be unavailable for the club for the start of their Premier League campaign, confirmed Jose MourinhoThe Portuguese coach confirmed the setback earlier today and announced that Valencia sustained the injury in their goalless draw with San Jose Earthquakes this week.As a consequence, the right-back will miss United’s opening Premier League game against Leicester City next month.New signing Diogo Dalot, from FC Porto, is also injured at the moment and the 19-year-old is not expected to return until September.Meanwhile,  the versatile Ashley Young could be an option for Mourinho but he is yet to return to training after playing a part in England’s run to the World Cup semi-finals this summer and may not be ready for competitive action by the time the Premier League season starts on August 10.“Valencia is injured, you are right,” said Mourinho, according to Sky Sports.“He will be injured for the beginning of the Premier League, Diogo Dalot is also in a recovering phase, he will not be ready for the beginning of Premier League.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Ashley Young is a possibility to play right-back, but is on holiday. I don’t know if he fancies being back for that and put himself to be available for the team or stay on holiday.”But another option for Mourinho could be centre-back Victor Lindelof.“Victor Lindelof is a possibility, he is not a right-back but is a possibility, he starts training next Monday. I will send people to Manchester to train with Victor, it makes no sense for him to come to the United States,” he said.Matteo Darmian, who is expected to leave this summer after a troubled spell at Old Trafford, may not have to stay a while longer.“So if Matteo leaves he leaves because the right offer arrives and if he stays, yes you are right, he can be important for us,” added Mourinho.United will next face Liverpool on Saturday at the Michigan Stadium after beating AC Milan on Thursday 9-8 on penalties.last_img read more

Official Lyon sign Jason Denayer from Man City

first_imgLyon have confirmed the signing of defender Jason Denayer from Manchester City on a five-year dealThe City academy graduate failed to make a single appearance for the senior side following his arrival in 2013.Due to this, Denayer has now agreed to join Lyon for an undisclosed fee and is honoured to be there.“It gives me great pleasure to come and play for Lyon. After several attempts, this time was the charm,” he told the club website.“The club followed me for three seasons. This shows that they really wanted me and they know my game perfectly. It’s an honour to play here.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…The 23-year-old has had loan spells at Sunderland and Celtic in the past, where he was named as the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year and the club’s Young Player of the Year while with the latter.More recently the Belgian centre-back has been at Galatasaray on another loan spell, that saw him score one goal in 22 appearances to help the Turkish giants to a domestic double last season.Denayer has also made eight appearances for Belgium at international level.last_img read more

PSG president fuming over NeymarReal Madrid links

first_imgParis Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is fuming over the persistent speculation linking Neymar with a move to Real MadridThe Brazilian forward has been constantly linked with a switch to Los Blancos ever since completing his world-record €222million in 2017.This summer both Real and Neymar publicly denied that any move was to materialise.But the rumours have remained, much to Al-Khelaifi’s frustration.The Qatari businessman has even held talks with Real president Florentino Perez over the matter.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“We don’t like it at all and we have spoken to Real Madrid,” Al-Khelaifi told Marca.“It’s a bit frustrating, it’s not fair that other clubs talk about our players.“We have a good relationship and they respect PSG, and I hope that’s the truth. We respect Real Madrid, their president, Florentino Perez, but I think that it’s important for everyone not to work behind the scenes.“I don’t know if he understands me. If there is something, we speak, speak with Florentino Perez or whatever it is and we speak about what we like and what we don’t like.“It’s what we want with all clubs, not just Real Madrid. Fighting amongst each other is not the way PSG works and I hope other clubs don’t do that to us.”last_img read more

EJay Saunders Says He Is Ok

first_img Related Items:canto, digicel, ejay saunders, WIV Digicel T&T Donates Supplies to Anguilla and British Virgin Islands Recommended for you Thousands without power in TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppHe says he is okay. That he is in a good place and that he is launching a global product very very soon. We could not get any definitive date for launch nor did we pry out of the soon to be former CEO of Digicel TCI, EJay Saunders, what this new venture would be… but in a near half hour interview, Mr Saunders seemed relaxed and even happy with his startling decision to resign with effect next month. No static said Jay, with Digicel bosses … but some staff did cry, offer to leave with him and are also curious about what has lured Saunders away when by all appearances he was at the top of his game. We asked if there were limitations at Digicel. EJay will remain a director and represent the company on regional boards including CANTO; but he will no longer be outfront as spokesperson and will collect his dividend cheques as a shareholder in Digicel TCI and newly acquired WIV. As for frontline politics, only if his PNP Party needs him. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Govt meets with Digicel and Carnival Cruise Lineslast_img read more

Dunleavy Budget Draft Includes Full Dividend Not Back Pay

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s initial budget draft includes a full payout from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund for residents next year, but not money Alaskans missed out on during the three years checks were capped. By one budget estimate, a full dividend and back payments could cost $4.3 billion. Dunleavy has said the state can afford to pay those using permanent fund earnings. Tangeman said he thought the $75 a barrel estimate was not realistic. The forecast released Friday estimated oil prices for the coming fiscal year at $64 a barrel. Tangeman said that is in line with a forecast released by the department earlier this year. For years, Alaska relied heavily on oil revenues to help fund state government. But prices went into freefall in 2014, the year Walker took office, exacerbating the deficit. Lawmakers used savings to fill the hole as low prices persisted. Oil prices, for a brief period this fall, topped $80 a barrel. The price, as of Thursday, was roughly $62 a barrel. The Walker administration said the budget they were leaving behind would balance at an average North Slope oil price of $75 a barrel, which matched the Department of Revenue’s preliminary estimate for prices for the coming fiscal year. But Sheldon Fisher, Walker’s revenue commissioner, also cited the volatility in prices and delayed issuing a detailed revenue forecast earlier this month to give the department time to review what was happening with oil markets. Earlier this year, following sessions of gridlock, lawmakers decided to begin using permanent fund earnings to help pay for the budget. That created tension, because dividends are also paid using fund earnings.Legislators also passed a bill calling for limited withdrawals from earnings that, for the coming fiscal year, would yield $2.9 billion. However, critics of the bill have said the rules it lays out could be ignored. His budget director, Donna Arduin, said all areas of state spending will be up for scrutiny. “I have no idea what his plan is to balance it,” Wielechowski said. During the campaign, Dunleavy said he supported paying residents a full Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend and money they missed out on when payouts were reduced starting in 2016 amid a budget deficit.center_img Revenue Commissioner Bruce Tangeman said separate legislation may be needed to handle the issue of back payments. He said Dunleavy has been clear that it is a big issue and one that he will pursue. “The state must learn to live within its means and we get there by making the tough spending choices,” she said in a release. Dunleavy is expected to make further changes to the budget that his office says will prioritize services and programs “that really matter to Alaskans.” The budget draft released Friday — ahead of a statutory deadline — was described as a starting point that works off the budget document Gov. Bill Walker’s administration pulled together before Walker left office Dec. 3.But Dunleavy’s draft relies on a more conservative oil price. And with the full dividend payout, Dunleavy’s budget office said the draft would leave a projected $1.6-billion gap. Walker didn’t include a full dividend. That legislation did not resolve how the money would be divvied between government and dividends. Dunleavy’s draft budget would earmark an estimated $1.9 billion of that withdrawal for dividends. During the campaign, Republican Dunleavy also said he wanted to reduce spending and limit the growth of government. His revenue commissioner, however, indicated that Dunleavy still plans to pursue the back payments. Sen. Bill Wielechowski, an Anchorage Democrat, called the current proposed budget “significantly unbalanced.”last_img read more

CHAMBER CORNER Learn About Banyan Treatment Center In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce profiles a different member in the local media each week. In this week’s “Chamber Corner,” the Chamber is spotlighting Banyan Treatment Center at 66K Concord Street in town..Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCHAMBER CORNER: Meet Assunta Perez Of DaMore LawIn “Business”CHAMBER CORNER: Learn About Align Credit Union’s Student AccountsIn “Business”CHAMBER CORNER: Learn About Michaela Klofac From AFLACIn “Business”last_img read more

HTC Vive gives Firefox VR browser a boost

first_img Virtual Reality Firefox HTC Microsoft Mozilla CES 2019 Share your voice Post a comment Mobile Internetcenter_img 0 Tags Mozilla promotes VR sites and activities available with its Firefox Reality browser. Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET HTC’s Vive virtual reality headset will include Firefox Reality, giving a boost to Mozilla’s web browser for VR devices and to its broader effort to build an immersive virtual realm on web technology that no single company controls.Mozilla released Firefox Reality in 2018 for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Google Daydream and Magic Leap One. Now, HTC Vive owners won’t need to manually download the browser themselves, HTC and Mozilla said at CES 2019. Instead, Firefox Reality will be the Vive’s default browser.”By ensuring HTC devices have direct integration with a web browser, we make it easier for those creators and users,” Mozilla said Monday in a statement. Vive users can still use other browsers and change the default if they want. Mozilla declined to disclose terms of the partnership.Firefox once was second only to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer in terms of web usage, helping promote the idea that the web was a neutral foundation, not the domain of one powerful company. But over the last decade, Google’s Chrome grew to dominate browsing, and Mozilla’s browser has failed to gain a significant foothold on mobile devices.VR devices and their cousins for augmented reality offer Mozilla a chance to find a new foothold. But that’s only if VR devices catch on widely, which so far they haven’t.Mozilla also has been instrumental in developing technology called WebVR and its broader successor, WebXR, which standardizes the use of web technology to create VR and AR content. If that effort succeeds, it’ll be easier for developers to build software for multiple headsets and not have to recreate content separately for each one.”Through our exciting and innovative collaboration with Mozilla, we’re closing the gap in XR computing, empowering Vive users to get more content in their headset while enabling developers to quickly create content,” HTC Vive Vice President Michael Almeraris said in a statement.CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect.last_img read more

Sara Ali Khan addresses Shah Rukh Khan as uncle fans engage in

first_imgSara Ali Khan calls Shah Rukh Khan “uncle”, leaving fans angry.Varinder Chawla/ Ben Pruchnie/Getty ImagesSara Ali Khan has apparently irked a lot of Shah Rukh Khan fans by addressing the superstar as “uncle” at a recent award show.At the recently held Filmfare Awards, Sara apparently called Shah Rukh “uncle”, which has left SRK fans highly miffed. A number of tweets have been made, expressing discontent at the star kid’s gesture.This incident has triggered a debate on Twitter as some extended support to Sara, and some others opined that it was inappropriate for the young actress to call Shah Rukh as “uncle”. Some said that SRK is more than double the age of Sara, and there is nothing wrong in she calling him “uncle”.However, there are others who are of the view that though calling “uncle” is not disrespectful, “sir” would have been a more appropriate word.One of the netizens, who commented in support of Sara, received a lot of responses on the tweet. “Sara Ali Khan called SRK uncle at Filmfare and people are trolling her. What do you expect a 23 YO to call a 50 plus man who is in real life, older than her father? Stupid fans need to accept their hero has aged enough to be called uncle [sic],” the tweet read.This tweet started off a debate with series of comments, both in favour and against Saif Ali Khan’s daughter. Some even made tweets wondering if Shah Rukh himself had any issue with Sara calling him “uncle” or it is just the fans who are furious about it. Sara Ali Khan in KedarnathInstagramNonetheless, International Business Times India could not independently verify if Sara actually called Shah Rukh “uncle” at any recent award function.Meanwhile, Sara has been busy shooting for her upcoming movie Love Aaj Kal 2 that features Kartik Aaryan as male lead. The film is getting a lot of attention as Sara and Kartik are rumoured to be dating each other.last_img read more

ProAL man sues Khaleda alleging meeting with ISI official

first_imgKhaleda ZiaThe head of a pro-Awami League organisation has lodged a complaint of sedition charge against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia with a Dhaka court on Wednesday.Bangabandhu Foundation executive chairman Mashiur Rahman allegedly that Khaleda had held a secret meeting with an official of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI in the United Kingdom.The court of chief metropolitan magistrate Abdullah Al Masud that received the complant in the morning is set to pass an order later in the day.In his complaint, Mashiur claimed that during her stay in London, Khaleda met ISI official Junaid at Taj Hotel on 18 and 19 July last.He alleged that the meeting was held to instigate anarchy in the country, and deteriorate the Bangladesh-India relation and take it towards war.He came to know about the meeting through different media reports and investigation conducted by Bangabandhu Foundation’s London unit, Mashiur said.Mashiur filed another sedition case against the BNP chief on 25 January which is still under trial.last_img read more

At least 18 dead in China karaoke lounge fire

first_imgMap locating Qingyuan in China where a deadly blaze broke out at a karaoke lounge. Photo: AFPA fire tore through a karaoke lounge in southern China on Tuesday, killing 18 people and injuring another five, as authorities sought an arson suspect who had reportedly blocked the entrance with a motorcycle.The fire started after midnight in a three-storey building in Qingyuan City, Guangdong province, and was put out shortly before 1:00am local time, according to the police.A preliminary investigation found that it was caused by arson, the Qingyuan public security department said on its Weibo social media account.The suspect got into an argument, then used a motorcycle to block the building’s door and lit the fire, state broadcaster CCTV said, adding that he was on the lam.The police said that “in order to quickly catch the suspect”, it was offering a 200,000 yuan ($32,000) reward for information leading to the arrest of a man identified as a 32-year-old with burn marks on his hips.The police statement did not describe the location of the fire but state media said it occurred in a small KTV house, or karaoke lounge.Unverified videos from the scene posted by local media show flames leaping from the building on a tree-lined street at night, with fire trucks and a crowd of onlookers on the road.The five injured people are receiving treatment in a hospital, state TV said.Karaoke is a popular activity in China, with even shopping centres featuring booths where people can sit and sing their favourite songs.Larger KTV lounges proliferate as well, often spanning across multiple floors in a building, with narrow corridors linking dozens of individual rooms together.The lounge where the fire occurred was smaller, with only one corridor for entry and exit, state TV said.Merrymakers often go for a buffet dinner and sing and drink with a small group of friends in the private rooms late into the night.Deadly fires are common in China, where safety regulations are widely flouted and enforcement is often lax.Common firesA blaze that killed 38 people at a nursing home in 2015 sparked soul-searching about safety standards in China. Courts jailed 21 people, including firefighters and government staff, over the fire last year.The legal representative of the Kangleyuan Nursing Home was sentenced to nine years in prison for constructing an illegal extension to the property, while the contractor was given a six-year sentence for using flammable materials to build an extension.In the days following the accident, China’s top safety watchdog said the facility had poorly-designed fire exits, while safety checks, fire and electricity management, and the emergency response system were all found lacking.More than two dozen people were killed in two fires in Beijing’s migrant neighbourhoods late last year.The first blaze, which killed 19 people in November, prompted authorities to begin tearing down unsafe buildings in the capital, driving hundreds of thousands of down on their luck residents out in the middle of winter.last_img read more

Quibi Orders Comedic Murder Mystery From Lorne Michaels SNL Alums

first_img Popular on Variety Led by former DreamWorks Animation chief Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman, Quibi has raised $1 billion from investors including major Hollywood studios and is seeking to raise another $500 million ahead of its spring 2020 launch. The company last week said it had booked $100 million in upfront ad deals from advertisers including Google and Procter & Gamble. Related Quibi keeps shelling out cash for content: Jeffrey Katzenberg’s richly funded startup has ordered a short-form murder-mystery comedy written by and starring former “Saturday Night Live” writers Paula Pell and John Lutz, and executive produced by Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video alongside Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker.In “Mapleworth Murders,” Pell (pictured above) is Abigail Mapleworth, a murder-mystery writer who solves homicides in her quaint small town of New Woodstream. Each episode will feature guest victims and suspects in search of answering a bigger question: Why are there so many murders in one small town?The series is one of dozens of shows — designed for on-the-go mobile viewing in sub-10-minute episodes — coming to Quibi, which is slated to launch in April 2020 at $5 monthly with ads and $8 without ads. Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg Discuss New Joint Venture Quibi “Mapleworth Murders” is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Broadway Video’s Andrew Singer, Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker, and co-executive produced by Hilary Marx and Jason Carden. The show is being produced at NBCUniversal’s Universal Television.Quibi has announced a slew of projects including  Steven Spielberg’s “After Dark,” a horror series users will be able to watch only between sundown and sunrise local time. Other partners include Guillermo del Toro, Antoine Fuqua, Sam Raimi, Jason Blum, Steven Soderbergh, Catherine Hardwick, Anna Kendrick, Doug Liman, Laurence Fishburne and Stephen Curry’s Unanimous Media. Quibi also has ordered shows featuring Tyra Banks, Chrissy Teigen, Don Cheadle and Idris Elba as well as a remake of MTV’s “Punk’d.”Quibi’s untested theory is that people will pay to watch premium entertainment, produced specifically for mobile consumption. Its challenge will be to carve out a large and loyal subscriber base, amid stiff competition from free and paid video services and apps. In the first year of launch, Quibi is aiming to deliver 7,000 pieces of content, including scripted and unscripted shows and daily news and lifestyle programming. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Leslie Jones to Leave ‘Saturday Night Live’last_img read more

Robots Do It Better Why Automation Is Good for Business

first_img No matter what your job is, it’s likely that a machine will someday do it better. And, for many American workers, that day may come sooner than later.According to a paper published by researchers at Ball State University, roughly half of the jobs American workers perform could be automated in the near future; the study also found low-income work as the category most susceptible to automation.Related: 5 Areas to Automate to Drastically Increase Your Business ProductivityWhile change is inevitable in the more physical professions, it’s increasingly apparent that knowledge-based jobs — those requiring some special skills or expertise — are equally at risk. In fact, some of those positions are already being replaced.The value of hard laborAs a college professor, I spend most of my days reading, writing and thinking about theoretical topics. It often feels like my fingers are the only parts of me that get any exercise, so I like to set aside time on the weekends to work in my yard.I recently dedicated an entire day to whipping my front yard into shape. I grunted and groaned as I hauled dirt, hacked away at vines, chopped down trees and shrubs, and mulched. Aside from offering a great workout, those hours of grueling manual chores allowed my mind to wander in sometimes unexpected ways. In the midst of this exhausting work, I started to think about automation.I certainly enjoy working in the fresh air, but I’ll admit it would be nice to have someone else — or something else — handle the backbreaking labor for me. I could always pay a company to take care of it, but I would spend as much time making sure the job was done right as I would doing it myself.Another option: I could invest some capital into advanced tools capable of handling the job: A few thousand dollars would buy a Honda Miimo, which is like a Roomba for your yard. Fire it up, and you can cut your grass without breaking a sweat.So, the message is clear: Instead of our paying for someone else’s labor — or paying with our own sweat equity — we can let machines do the hard work for us. The economy employs engineers and entrepreneurs to build these advanced machines, and the upshot is that consumers need not turn to experts to tackle jobs around the house. In fact, Recode has reported that using these machines is more affordable than ever.But there’s a problem with this thinking, in that Americans tend to view the elimination of jobs as a negative. One reason for those eliminated jobs — automation — even feels like the end of the world as we know it. Picture sci-fi movies and scenes of robots wiping out the human race.In reality, though, the evolution of machines will actually lead to a more prosperous society. While Amazon has started to use thousands of robots to help deal with menial tasks in its warehouses across the country, Quartz reported that the company is still hiring tens of thousands of new workers every quarter.So, highly educated workers will have jobs developing these machines, and less skilled workers will be able to use those machines to boost their productivity. We’ll get more output per labor unit, forever liberating people from humdrum drudgery. Sounds good to me.Bringing disruption to any industryRather than a threat, then, the rise of more intelligent machines represents an opportunity to disrupt the economic status quo through automation. Here are three strategies for entrepreneurs who want to shake things up by replacing existing processes with novel new ideas:1. Think in terms of value rather than cost. Entrepreneurs are successful when they’re able to find new ways of doing things. To successfully replace production processes, you must aim to create value rather than minimize or manage costs. You can’t disrupt an industry simply by doing something “a little cheaper” than competitors — that’s neither a rationale for starting a new business nor a sustainable business advantage, as others will simply do the same thing.Instead, aim to develop completely new ways of doing things. Some people assume companies such as Amazon are successful because they’re able to undercut competitors on price. Yet Amazon has achieved 25 percent year-over-year growth, according to the Motley Fool, because it has created an entirely new way of delivering goods and services to consumers.Likewise, think about who gets the value you create. Entrepreneurs serve themselves by serving others. You profit only if your customers are satisfied, and you have to know who they are if you want to keep them happy. If you’re able to identify a market for an innovative product or service and deliver value, people will pay for it. Cost doesn’t matter as long as the value you provide is greater.Related: Four Ways To Give Your Customers Value2. Invent your problem.Entrepreneurs have a tendency to think they need to solve a problem to be successful. That perspective leads many would-be entrepreneurs to seek a problem lacking a solution, but this is a shortsighted approach. If you want to actually disrupt a market, you need to invent a problem that doesn’t yet exist.Apple sold more than 211 million iPhones last year, and the iPhone undoubtedly solves plenty of problems on a daily basis. But when Steve Jobs first introduced the product, it didn’t solve a problem that anyone could identify. People didn’t mind a lack of the internet in their pockets back in 2007 — it wasn’t a problem at that point. Instead, Apple changed the way people behaved by offering unprecedented value. A decade later, most people would be absolutely lost without their iPhone.3. Ignore what’s already being done.It’s easy to fall into the trap of examining existing products and processes and trying to brainstorm ways to improve upon them. But instead of creating value, this approach tends to focus more on minimizing costs. When you think like this, you’re entering the arena of incumbent firms and trying to beat them at their own game.Do you really think people in those organizations haven’t thought about how to improve production processes? Of course they have. Your advantage lies in creating new value, which requires you to focus less on what other companies are doing and more on what could be done instead.When Arianna Huffington wanted to differentiate the Huffington Post from other media outlets, she knew she had to do something truly unique. So, she mastered the art of search engine optimization before anyone else was even thinking about it. While other publishers guessed at reader preferences, the Huffington Post team used data-driven methodology to give readers exactly what they wanted. It’s no coincidence that the site remains a media behemoth.Related: 4 Ways Startups Can Harness Innovation and DisruptionAutomation isn’t a new phenomenon, and it doesn’t signal the end of work. Elon Musk discussed automation during the 2017 World Government Summit in Dubai, arguing that there are “fewer and fewer jobs that a robot cannot do better.” But even as Musk pronounced a future where robots will take our jobs, he predicted that this increased automation will help create abundance in our society.The takeaway here is that each innovation increases our labor productivity, meaning we can do more work more efficiently, reaching our desired standard of living along the way. For entrepreneurs, the latest wave of automation presents new opportunities to disrupt the economy and create a brighter future for everyone. And that doesn’t sound like any sci-fi movie to me. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 7 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. October 20, 2017 Register Now »last_img read more

Ollie Locke announces his engagement to boyfriend Gareth Locke

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) The couple took out an advert in the announcements section of The Times newspaper today. Under their names – Mr O.J.M Locke and Mr G.P. Locke – it stated the following.‘The engagement is announced between Oliver, son of Sarah and John Locke of Southampton, and Gareth, son of Margaret and David Locke of Suffolk.’Photo: @ollielockeworld | InstagramOllie took to Instagram to offer more insight, revealing that he has been friends with Gareth, commercial director of a fashion brand Holland Cooper, for ten years. However, it’s only more recently that the two took their relationship beyond mere friends.‘I have known him for 10 years, and at many of my most important life moments he was in the background.‘Earlier this year we realised that what we had both been looking for was standing in front of us all along, the greatest hint was probably that we already have the same surname!L-R: Gareth and Ollie Locke (Photo: @garethplocke | Instagram) Made in Chelsea’s Ollie Locke: ‘I am a gay man’center_img Made in Chelsea reality TV star Ollie Locke has announced his engagement to his long-time friend, Gareth Locke (no relation). Gay dating app corrects survey after ageism complaintCelebs Go Dating: Ollie Locke left ‘horrified’ by date’s NSFW tattooGay dating app Chappy relaunches with ‘zero tolerance for abuse’Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/ollie-locke-announces-engagement/ ‘I have never been happier and can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with someone who makes me smile like this every day! On Sunday I said yes Xx’Gareth Locke posted a photo of he and Ollie on his Instagram, saying ‘Feeling blessed he said yes!’Made in ChelseaOllie Locke, 31, came to mainstream prominence with his recurring appearances on the reality drama Made in Chelsea.The show was a hit in the UK and picked up a cult following in the US and elsewhere. Locke appeared in the London-based show between 2011-2013, re-appearing in Los Angeles and Ibiza spin-offs in 2015 and 2016.Locke previously had girlfriends and said he was bisexual. In 2016, he came out as gay. He was involved with the launch of the gay dating app Chappy in 2017, although he announced his departure from that business earlier this year.A spokesperson for Ollie Locke told GSN, ‘we don’t have any details’ concerning when the pair intend to marry.See alsoGay dating app Chappy relaunches with ‘zero tolerance for abuse’ Ollie Locke has announced his engagement to Gareth Locke (Photo: @ollilockeworld | Instagram)last_img read more

Top Gun Maverick Release Date Cast Trailer and More

first_imgTop Gun: Maverick ⁠Latest news (July 2019)During San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Tom Cruise popped in during Paramount Pictures’ Terminator: Dark Fate panel to debut the first trailer for Top Gun: Maverick. The action star looks like he just walked off the set of the original, aviator sunglasses and all.Maverick is back. #TopGun pic.twitter.com/8ZDeE5h6fsJuly 18, 2019What is the release date for Top Gun: Maverick?When Tom Cruise revealed Top Gun: Maverick in 2017, the film was scheduled to be released on July 12, 2019, but was eventually pushed back a year. It will now hit theaters on June 26th, 2020.”Aviators are back, the need for speed,” Cruise said in the 2017 interview. “We’re going to have big, fast machines. It’s going to be a competition film, like the first one.”Who are in the cast and crew of Top Gun: Maverick?Tom Cruise returns to star and stunt in Top Gun: Maverick, as does Val Kilmer, who will reprise his role as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky. “I can’t comment on the screenplay, but we all know what we want to see!” Kilmer wrote about his involvement on Facebook. Goose’s son, Bradley Bradshaw, is played by Miles Teller. In the trailer we see Teller thumping piano keys just like dad and get a glimpse at the temperament he inherited, too.Chicago Justice star Monica Barbaro presents Topgun’s first female pilot and Bradley Bradshaw’s love interest. This will be her first major film project. We also get a look at Jennifer Connelly in the trailer, whose character is described as “a single mom who owns a bar near the base.” It seems like she may replace Charlie as Maverick’s romantic opposite. Jon Hamm joins the cast as a hardened Naval officer, or so we think by the striking glares in the trailer. He told Collider he’s impressed by the aerial action: “There’s not a lot of CG. Those guys are really up in planes and getting thrown around in multiple Gs.”Finally, we see Ed Harris telling Maverick that he’s a dying breed. “The end is inevitable, Maverick, your kind is headed for extinction.” Can someone say “drone warfare?”Joseph Kosinki (Tron: Legacy, Oblivion), directs Top Gun: Maverick, while Hans Zimmer scores the movie. The cinematic pair has worked together on action films before and we’re excited to see them team up again.Kelly McGillis won’t be reprising her role as Charlie Blackwood, the civilian flight instructor who played Maverick’s love interest in the original.For more Top Gun: Maverick cast and crew information, check out the film’s IMDb page.Best TV Shows on Netflix Now After years of anticipation, Top Gun: Maverick is finally flying into theaters over 30 years after the 1986 cult film premiered. Original star Tom Cruise is starring in the sequel, and while we’ll meet some new pilots, Cruise won’t be the only familiar face in the film.The movie’s details are classified. If we told you, we’d have to kill you. Kidding —it takes place an accurate 34 years later, with Cruise reprising his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell.Maverick is now a flight instructor at the Miramar Topgun, where he’s guiding the son of his late flying partner, Nick “Goose” Bradshaw. The trailer below doesn’t give much else away. But honestly, we don’t need much else than amazing aerial shots to be excited for a Top Gun revival. Get your flight suit ready. Here’s everything you need to know about Top Gun: Maverick. RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch.last_img read more

Palm Jumeirah takes centre stage with Dubai Summer Surprises

first_imgWith nearly a week to go until the start of the 22nd edition of Dubai Summer Surprises, Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment has announced the highlights of this year’s exciting and fun-filled programme. Running from June 21st until August 3rd, DSS will bring residents and visitors an incredible six-week line-up of retail promotions, world-class entertainment, gastronomy picks, and much more as the annual festival lights up the city this summer season.Those looking to bag a bargain will enjoy six weeks of sales with more than 300 brands participating in over 3,500 outlets, giving shoppers 25 to 75 per cent off throughout the DSS period.In addition to the citywide sales, shoppers will also be treated to an exclusive offer on a specific retail product at a select shopping location each day as part of the Deal of the Day promotion. Details for each day’s offer will not be unveiled until 24 hours beforehand and will take place from 10:0 until stocks last.ADVERTISEMENTVisitors looking to experience some of Dubai’s rich heritage will have plenty of museums to explore this summer, with Al Shindaga Museum, Al Marmoom Heritage Village, Etihad Museum, Dubai Museum and the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding all open for people to discover.Art-lovers can head to the Curado Fine Art Gallery which offers a mix of exhibitions and education programmes for fine art collectors, while creatives can head to Green Art Gallery which supports emerging artists from all over the Middle East and beyond.Dubai is home to many landmark attractions that will be bustling with many activities during DSS.Visitors can pay a visit to the award-winning Dubai Frame to enjoy views of the city, or head over to the Pointe leisure and retail destination on the iconic Palm Jumeriah to enjoy a variety of shopping and exciting new restaurants.Families can supercharge their summer this DSS with unbeatable promotions on a range of exciting attractions across the city. Keep cool with a trip to one of Dubai’s legendary waterparks, including Aquaventure, Wild Wadi Waterpark or the brand-new Laguna Waterpark at La Mer.  For those wanting to beat the heat, there is also a range of indoor parks including Hub Zero or Green Planet at City Walk which gives visitors a chance to see colourful birds and crawlies, as well as Modhesh World at the Dubai World Trade Centre.Foodies in Dubai can enjoy a feast of gastronomy delights from the city’s many eateries, including fine dining restaurants, coffee houses and street food cafes during DSS. Don’t miss out on one of Dubai’s best Asian seafood restaurants, 3 Fils in Jumeirah Fishing Harbour, which features innovative dishes, small plates and great vibes. Foodies can also dine at some of the hottest new places in town, including the Kasap at the Pointe, which serves authentic Turkish cuisine, as well as the exciting new Japanese joint Akira Back at the W Dubai, The Palm.DSS will offer residents and visitors an unmissable line-up of experiences, exciting events and world-class entertainment, making it the place to be this summer. NewerTourism leads surge in Dubai business growth OlderJapan Airlines takes delivery of first A350 XWBlast_img read more

House approves Chatfield bill averting election confusion in Sault Ste Marie

first_img06Sep House approves Chatfield bill averting election confusion in Sault Ste. Marie Categories: Chatfield News Sault Ste. Marie City Manager Oliver Turner, right, testifies in support of the bill Wednesday before the House Elections and Ethics Committee. At left is Chris Hackbarth, director of state and federal affairs for the Michigan Municipal League.The Michigan House of Representatives today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Lee Chatfield providing a one-time solution for communities dealing with a mix-up over the filing deadline for candidates seeking local office.Chatfield, of Levering, introduced the bill following a mistake in Sault Ste. Marie that would leave a number of candidates intending to run for city office off the November ballot.“While the circumstances that resulted in the need for this legislation are not ideal, it is my job to fight for the people of my district and ensure they have a smooth and fair election process,” Chatfield said. “This bill eliminates the confusion, while also providing some accountability measures to safeguard against similar mistakes in the future.”A state law passed in 2014 requires nominating petitions for candidates seeking office be filed at least 15 weeks before the August primary. However, Sault Ste. Marie’s city charter still identifies the filing deadline as 12 weeks before the primary. The mix-up means the names of five candidates running for city council and two running for mayor could be left off the ballot, despite the fact that they filed before the 12-week cutoff provided by the city clerk.The cities of Tecumseh, Bessemer and Lake Angelus made similar errors.Chatfield’s legislation ensures mayoral and city council candidates who filed petitions with the necessary signatures will be placed on the ballot for the November election.The bill requires the four cities in need of the legislative fix abide by the following accountability provisions:The city clerk must attend annual training seminars.The city clerk must submit nominating petitions, calendars and correspondence regarding elections to the Secretary of State (SOS) for approval.The SOS will conduct post-election audits after the November 2017, 2018 and 2019 elections.The SOS will conduct an administrative audit this summer and report findings by Feb. 28, 2018.There will be pre-election precinct election inspections and training.center_img State Rep. Lee Chatfield, right, speaks on behalf of his legislation to ensure mayoral and city council candidates in Sault Ste. Marie who filed petitions with the necessary signatures will be placed on the ballot for the November election. Rep. Bronna Kahle, of Clinton, joins him before the House Elections and Ethics Committee.In addition, an amendment made during the legislative process would impose a $2,500 civil fine on the four affected communities, which would be used to offset costs associated with the additional tasks required of the Secretary of State’s Office.Chatfield said he’s pleased the House took quick action on the measure, and is hopeful for similar results in the Senate.“State law requires absentee ballots go out to military and overseas civilian voters by Sept. 23,” Chatfield said. “Time is of the essence if we’re going to give these communities enough time to print ballots and send them out by the deadline.”Sault Ste. Marie City Manager Oliver Turner joined Chatfield this morning to speak on behalf of the bill in front of the House Elections and Ethics Committee.“The proposed legislation would preserve the integrity of our local elections process, promote stability, and would not imperial the ability of all of our voters – including overseas veterans – to vote,” Turner said.House Bill 4892 now moves to the Senate for consideration.###last_img read more

Rep Glenn votes in favor of reforms to help protect retiree benefits

first_imgSnyder’s task force explored the critical challenges posed by Michigan’s underfunded local government employee retirement systems – which have unfunded liabilities fast approaching $20 billion.The legislation creates a reporting system with uniform financial and accounting standards for local government retirement plans. An early detection system will help local governments and the state identify potential funding problems and act quickly to mitigate them. Communities will be vetted through a state treasurer’s fiscal impact evaluation and retirement systems will be flagged as underfunded when municipalities aren’t meeting recommended criteria to alleviate their debts.Communities will be required to make a minimum level of payments related to retirement systems for new hires.“By following the recommendations of the task force, we’re doing exactly what Midland Fire Chief Chris Coughlin and the city’s firefighters told us they wanted,” Glenn said. “This is an important step toward protecting their retirement benefits, and the benefits of all our dedicated public safety personnel.”#####House Bill 5298 and companion bills advance to the Senate. 07Dec Rep. Glenn votes in favor of reforms to help protect retiree benefits for police, firefighters Categories: Glenn News,Newscenter_img State Rep. Gary Glenn today voted in favor of legislation to protect public services and the retirement benefits for police, firefighters and other local government employees in Michigan.The reforms emphasize proper reporting from local governments to pinpoint ones that may be in financial trouble due to underfunded retirement plans. The legislation mirrors recommendations from a task force assembled earlier this year by Gov. Rick Snyder.“Our first responders put their safety on the line every single day to make sure the rest of us are safe,” Glenn, of Williams Township, said after the legislation was approved in the Michigan House. “We are taking important steps with this legislation to help ensure the benefits that have been promised to police and firefighters are available when they enter their well-deserved retirement.”last_img read more

15 Fab Quotes About the Making of Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club

first_imgInspiring Quotes Contributor 6 min read Next Article 15 Fab Quotes About the Making of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ Bill Schulz Image credit: Bettmann | Getty Images John, Paul, George and Ringo, plus a host of others, give a glimpse into the creation of the landmark record on its 50th anniversary. For those of you who read the news today and thought “oh boy”, here’s a fun distraction: This year/month marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles game-changing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, culminating in a re-mastered release of the record as well as an hour-long PBS documentary premiering Saturday, June 3rd at 8 p.m. ET. Here are thoughts from the Fab Four themselves, as well as other artists, on the record that re-imagined pop music.Competitive set“The big influence was Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys. I just thought, Oh dear me. This is the album of all time. What the hell are we going to do?” — Paul McCartney Sgt. Pepper’s origin story”We were fed up with being Beatles…we’d now got turned on to pot and thought of ourselves as artists rather than just performers… then suddenly on the plane, I got this idea. I thought, Let’s not be ourselves. Let’s develop alter egos so we’re not having to project an image which we know.” — Paul McCartney Related: The Most Inspiring Quotes from 2017 Commencement SpeechesJust say no“I never took it [LSD] in the studio. We didn’t really shove the LP full of pot and drugs. We were more consciously trying to keep it out. You wouldn’t say, ‘I had some acid, baby, so groovy,’ but there was a feeling that something had happened between Revolver and Sgt. Pepper.’” — John Lennon Lucy was really a girl named Lucy“People later thought ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ was LSD. I swear– we didn’t notice that when it first came out.” — Paul McCartney Related: 11 Inspiring Quotes About What It Means to Be an EntrepreneurUrge to innovate“When I first started in the music business, the ultimate aim for everybody was to try and recreate, on record, a live performance as accurately as possible. Without being too pompous, we decided to go into another kind of art form, where we are devising something that couldn’t be done any other way. We were putting something down on tape that could only be done on tape.” — producer, George Martin Divine intervention“The night we went to record ‘Fixing A Hole’ a guy turned up at my house who announced himself as Jesus. So I took him to the session. You know — couldn’t harm, I thought. Introduced Jesus to the guys. Quite reasonable about it. But that was it. Last we ever saw of Jesus.” — Paul McCartney  No clue what come next”Now that we only play in the studios, and not anywhere else, we have less of a clue what we’re going to do. Nobody knows what the tunes sound like until we’ve recorded them and listen to them afterward.” — George Harrison Related: 9 Surprisingly Inspiring Quotes from ‘Trainspotting’Rating Ringo“[Ringo] Starr is vastly underrated. The drum fills on the song ‘A Day In The Life’ are very complex things. You could take a great drummer today and say ‘I want it like that.’ He wouldn’t know what to do.” — Phil Collins “A Day In The Life” was not a typical day in the life“Brian Jones and Marianne Faithfull were in attendance, along with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Donovan and Mike Nesmith, while a 40-piece orchestra, wearing funny hats and clown noses, generated a tremendous orchestral tsunami the likes of which had never been heard before – certainly not on a pop record.” — journalist Darryn King The concept that wasn’t a concept“’Sgt. Pepper is called the first concept album, but it doesn’t go anywhere. All my contributions to the album have absolutely nothing to do with this idea of Sgt. Pepper and his band, but it works, because we said it worked, and that’s how the album appeared. But it was not put together as it sounds, except for Sgt. Pepper introducing Billy Shears and the so-called reprise. Every other song could have been on any other album.” — John Lennon George wasn’t so curious“I felt we were just in the studio to make the next record, and Paul was going on about this idea of some fictitious band. That side of it didn’t really interest me. The trips to India had really opened me up…I’d been let out of the confines of the group, and it was difficult for me to come back into the sessions…It was a job, like doing something I didn’t really want to do, and I was losing interest in being ‘fab’ at that point.” — George Harrison Related: Inspiring Quotes From ’80s and ’90s MoviesWho invited these people?“I still have no idea who chose some of those people [on the cover]. I think [artist] Peter Blake put a lot of the more confusing people in there. The ones I wanted were people I admired. I didn’t put anybody on there because I didn’t like them (unlike some people…)” — George Harrison Keith just can’t”If you’re the Beatles in the ’60s, you just get carried away — you forget what it is you wanted to do. You’re starting to do Sgt. Pepper. Some people think it’s a genius album, but I think it’s a mishmash of rubbish, kind of like Satanic Majesties — ‘Oh, if you can make a load of shit, so can we.'”  — Keith Richards John’s dark side“It is a diary form of writing. All that ‘I used to be cruel to my woman, I beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved’ was me. I used to be cruel to my woman, and physically… any woman. I was a hitter. I couldn’t express myself and I hit. I fought men and I hit women. That is why I am always on about peace, you see. It is the most violent people who go for love and peace.” — John Lennon A little help from John’s hand”I think that was probably the best of our songs that we wrote for Ringo actually. I remember giggling with John as we wrote the lines, ‘What do you see when you turn out the light/ I can’t tell you but I know it’s mine.’ It could have been him playing with his willie under the covers…” — Paul McCartney  –shares June 1, 2017 Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Add to Queue Register Now » Guest Writerlast_img read more

From AIComposed Music to a New YorktoShanghai SpaceX Rocket Here Are 5

first_img Amantha Imber May 7, 2018 Next Article These are the ideas that stuck with me from the conference in Vancouver, Canada. 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. From AI-Composed Music to a New York-to-Shanghai SpaceX Rocket, Here Are 5 Amazing Ideas From TED2018 CEO of Inventium 102shares 5 min read Guest Writer Add to Queue Image credit: Entrepreneur Teleporting DNA, transplanting organs from a pig into a human to overcome organ shortage, and flying from New York to Shanghai in 39 minutes were just a handful of the mind-blowing ideas I saw at TED2018. Attending TED is like standing in front of a hose turned on at full pelt and being hit hard with ideas. Inevitably, some ideas are stickier than others. Here are five that stuck with me.The big social media companies need a radical shift in strategy.Polymath and computer scientist Jaron Lanier argued that social networks are actually behavioral modification empires. This caught my attention because I am deep in research on the effect such digital distractions are having on our working lives. Indeed, social networks train us and arguably trick us into spending more and more time on them. That is, they modify our behavior.Related: The Top TED Talks of 2018 So Far — and What You Can Learn From ThemLanier suggested that these companies that make a living by spying on us need to rethink their business model. Similar to the Netflix model, where people pay for content and by doing so they receive better content, could the Facebooks of the world move to a paid user model? And if they don’t shift, then surely there is room for a new player to enter and do just that.Artificial intelligence could make our world fantastic or horrific.There were many talks about AI this year. Most were presented in a “look at this, isn’t this amazing” tone, but there were definitely some very creeped out audience members.MIT Physicist Cesar Hidalgo spoke about using AI to automate democracy. He raised the issue of poor voter turnout and participation in voting in countries such as the U.S. and U.K. Hidalgo suggested we could make government more representative of people’s thoughts and preferences through automating the whole process.Hidalgo spoke of creating software that would learn our preferences and personality and use this knowledge to cast votes. When he said that small-scale pilot programs would obviously be necessary, I think the audience breathed a collective sigh of relief.Related: 7 Powerful Public Speaking Tips From One of the Most-Watched TED Talks SpeakersPierre Barreau, CEO of AIVA, played us a piece of music that he has specifically composed for TED2018 called “The Age of Amazement” (the theme of the conference). When I say “he” composed it, I actually mean that artificial intelligence AIVA composed it.We all closed our eyes and listened to a beautiful and moving classical piece of music that could easily have been written by a famous composer. But, it was not. I’m not sure I am a fan of software being able to manipulate my emotions by music, but I guess this is the world we are heading in to.If you are in a job requiring empathy, you are probably safe from AI.While much is said about creative and strategic jobs being safe from AI, Kai-Fu Lee (ex-head of Google China, turned venture capitalist), also spoke about how those in jobs requiring empathy, love and compassion will also be protected. Teachers, nurses, social workers and other roles where empathy is central will survive through the job transformation that will be happening over the next decade or two.Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei pointed out that empathy is one of the three key ingredients of building trust (the other two are logic and authenticity). This made me wonder how we will ever trust robots, who are unable to demonstrate the same empathy as humans.Related: 10 Must-See TED Talks for EntrepreneursThe best leaders are humble narcissists.While Wharton Professor Adam Grant’s talk was only a short one, it stuck with me. Grant presented research that showed when comparing “narcissistic leaders” versus “humble leaders,” those who possessed both qualities were the most effective. These are essentially people that believe they are special yet are also humble, in that they believe they don’t know it all and recognize their limitations.It occurred to me that the TED audience was full of what Grant termed “humble narcissists.” TED brings together people with an insatiable curiosity about the world, about how things work and about how to be better. Yet, the TED audience that I hung out with in Vancouver is also full of people who have such faith in themselves and their abilities and have in many cases, changed the world.Related: 5 TED Talks That Will Inspire You to Be a Better EntrepreneurThe other side of the world is going to get a whole lot closer.In an interview with Chris Anderson, Gwynne Shotwell (president and COO of SpaceX) spoke not just about Mars, but also about work SpaceX is doing around improving transportation on Earth. Shotwell described a rocket they are working on that can fly from New York to Shanghai in 39 minutes. Getting a boat to the rocket take-off pad takes longer than the actual flight.While Shotwell was hesitant to put a timeframe on this, she suggested that it would happen within a decade and would be around $2,000 for a ticket. After having traveled 20 long hours from Melbourne, Australia to attend TED in Vancouver, Canada, this was one of the personal highlights I heard at TED2018. TED The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Apply Now »last_img read more