Heineken has a plan to make Americans love beer again

New York (CNN Business)Americans are drinking less beer. Heineken has a plan to fix that. “Making a brilliant non-alcoholic beer is really hard,” Jonnie Cahill, Heineken USA’s chief marketing officer, told CNN Business. When you remove alcohol from beer, you tend to remove flavor and aroma with it. But with 0.0 “we’ve cracked the technology.” The company wants to stop people from ditching beer and keep Heineken top of mind for consumers. The non-alcoholic product is designed to appeal to people who love how beer tastes, and sometimes crave it at times when they don’t want a buzz. With 0.0, Heineken wants to make non-alocholic beer a treat, rather than a lesser alternative to regular beer. Non-alcoholic beer is just …

How Scotland erased Guyana from its past

The long read: The portrayal of Scots as abolitionists and liberal champions has hidden a long history of profiting from slavery in the Caribbean. By Yvonne Singh The mangrove-fringed coast of Guyana, at the north-eastern tip of South America, does not immediately bring to mind the Highlands of Guyana. I knew that it was part of the British West Indies and the only English-speaking country in South America. I knew that my parents, as part of the Windrush generation, had answered the call for labour in postwar Britain. My father, aged 19, travelled by ship from Trinidad in 1960 and enjoyed a long career with the Royal Mail; my mother arrived by plane a couple of years later, to work …

Uber files to go public after a long, bumpy road

New York (CNN Business)Two years ago, Uber was nearly derailed by allegations of sexism and harassment, a damning investigation into its workplace culture and the exodus of nearly all of its C-suite. “Of course, in getting from point A to point B we didn’t get everything right,” he wrote. “Some of the attributes that made Uber a wildly successful startup — a fierce sense of entrepreneurialism, our willingness to take risks that others might not, and that famous Uber hustle — led to missteps along the way. “In fact, when I joined Uber as CEO, many people asked me why I would leave the stability of my previous job for one that was anything but. My answer was simple: Uber …

Stop & Shop Workers Launch Massive Strike Across 3 States

Roughly 31,000 employees of the grocery store chain Stop & Shop launched the largest private-sector video posted on the union’s website that the two sides were “still miles apart” and union members were “done playing games.” “This company has shown us they do not respect you. They do not respect the hard work you do every day. And we’re done talking,” Bollen said. “Start up the picket lines, stay strong, stay united, talk to the customers. We’re going to stay until we win.” Stop & Shop said in a statement on its website that the company was “disappointed” workers were carrying out a work stoppage. It also called its proposal at the bargaining table a ” reads. “This would make …

“The Attenborough Effect”: 53 Percent Of People Report Using Less Plastic After Blue Planet II

David Attenborough and the Blue Planet documentary series has spearheaded an environmental revolution, or at the very least made us rethink our dependency on plastic. That is one takeaway from a report conducted by Global Web Index, a market research company based in the UK. According to the report, interest in “plastic recycling” jumped after Blue Planet II (October 2017), with searches for the term increasing 55 percent in the UK. This is part of a larger-scale phenomenon they are now calling “The Attenborough Effect” – defined as “a chain of events which have resulted in the so-called War on Plastic Waste and the wider social movement surrounding it.” On a political level, this might include the EU’s ban on single-use plastic or the UN’s #BeatPlasticPollution campaign. On the …

Disney Plus: new streaming service launched with Marvel and Star Wars spin-offs

Entertainment giant to take on Netflix with Disney+ platform, which will also stream The Simpsons in US Disney has launched its own streaming service with the announcement of new productions, including a Marvel TV series starring Tom Hiddleston as Loki, a new Star Wars series with actors from Rogue One and US streaming rights to The Simpsons. The entertainment behemoth has been it bought 20th Century Fox last month. Disney already owned Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm. The company intends to make any new film releases exclusive to its platform, and has already begun the process of pulling its content from other services like Netflix. Disney Plus will launch in the US on 12 November, at a cost of US$6.99 a …

Airplane with world’s longest wingspan takes flight, beating Spruce Goose record

Stratolaunch jet, brainchild of late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, may be used to launch small satellites into space A giant six-engine aircraft with the worlds longest wingspan surpassing Howard Hughes infamous Spruce Goose took off from California on its first flight on Saturday. The behemoth, billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who died in October, is vying to be a contender in the market for air-launching small satellites. It was an emotional moment for me, to personally watch this majestic bird take flight, to see Paul Allens dream come to life in front of my very eyes, Floyd told a teleconference briefing. As the plane lifted off, Floyd said, I did whisper a thank you to Paul for allowing me to …

‘One Day At A Time’ And The Future Of Latinx TV

I didn’t watch “ Netflix canceled the sitcom, centered around a Cuban-American family, after three seasons. I hadn’t actually heard about the show until well into its first season. It didn’t surface on my Netflix algorithm or any of my news feeds. In fact, I first heard about the series from my dad, who called, ecstatic, to share that the grandson of his neighbor from Puerto Rico was co-starring in “a show alongside Rita Moreno.” But in mid-March papitodale, papito, dale! The moment shook me into a memory from a 2011 family vacation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. My not-so-kid brother Rafael, who we call “” broke down into the same plea, goddamn nearly word for word. has it rough …

Germany welcomes back priceless books lost in second world war

Rare manuscripts thought to have been looted from Bonn library by Belgian soldiers Hundreds of priceless manuscripts and documents believed to have been looted by Belgian soldiers from a German library at the end of the second world war were returned on Thursday. The works, which were thought to have been irretrievably lost, included rare medieval manuscripts, early 15th-century prints, historical maps and the 19th-century illustrated bird books from the library of the celebrated German ornithologist and explorer Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied. Michael Herkenhoff, the curator of manuscripts and old books at the University and Regional Library of Bonn (ULB), described the return of the works as a huge surprise. It is the largest return of lost books in the librarys …

Trump Gets His First Official GOP Challenger With Bill Weld Announcement

Bill Weld officially entered the 2020 Republican presidential primary on Monday, giving “I really think if we have six more years of the same stuff we’ve had out of the White House the last two years, that would be a political tragedy and I would fear for the republic,” Weld said during an appearance on CNN. “I would be ashamed of myself if I didn’t raise my hand and run.” “The existence of a credible challenger itself has been deadly,” said Fergus Cullen, a former New Hampshire GOP chairman who opposes Trump’s reelection. “Is there a market for an alternative? The answer is clearly yes. But how big is that market? Is it 10 percent? Is it 20 percent? Is it …

Chinas hi-tech war on its Muslim minority

The long read: Smartphones and the internet gave the Uighurs a sense of their own identity but now the Chinese state is using technology to strip them of it In mid-2017, Alim, a Uighur man in his 20s, returned to China from studying abroad. As soon as he landed back in the country, he was pulled off the plane by police officers. He was told his trip abroad meant that he was now under suspicion of being unsafe. The police administered what they call a health check, which involved collecting several types of biometric data, including DNA, blood type, fingerprints, voice recordings and face scans a process that all adults in the Uighur autonomous region of Xinjiang, in north-west China, …

Bank of America will hike its minimum wage to $20

New York (CNN Business)Bank of America is raising its minimum pay to $20 an hour for its more than 205,000 employees. US employers are competing in a tight labor market in which fewer people are struggling to find jobs. In March, the unemployment rate stood at 3.8% year-over-year. Wages have been on the rise as well. Bank of America declined further comment on the matter. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

US businesses’ job openings fell sharply in February

The figures suggest the job market is still solid but they also echo the mild slowdown in hiring that has occurred so far this year. Employers have added an average of 180,000 jobs a month in the first three months this year, down from nearly 225,000 last year. Still, that level of hiring is enough to lower the unemployment rate, currently 3.8%, over time. The tally of open jobs far outnumbers the 6.2 million people who were officially unemployed in February, a stark sign of employer demand. For the nearly 20 years that the data has been kept, the situation has typically been the reverse: there were more people seeking work than jobs available. But last spring job openings pulled …

Zuckerbergs security bill quadrupled as Facebook warns of specific threats to his safety

In a recent financial filing, it emerged that Facebook had spent $22.6million (~£17.3million) on Zuck’s “personal security” in 2018. CLICK ON THE SUN FOR MORE That’s more than double the $9.1million (~£6.9million) spent in 2017. And it’s more than quadruple Facebook’s spend on Zuckerberg security in 2016, which was a lowly $4.9million (~£3.7million). Facebook blamed the rising costs on “specific threats to [Zuckerberg’s] safety.” The billionaire boss’s security arrangements are reassessed each year to make sure he’s not at any risk. But Facebook reckons the threat to Mark Zuckerberg is increasing year on year. “Since the implementation of Mr. Zuckerberg’s overall security program, each of these assessments has identified specific threats to Mr. Zuckerberg as a result of the high-profile …

Virgin Trains could disappear, says Branson

In a blog on Virgin’s corporate website, Sir Richard said Virgin Trains “could be gone from the UK in November”. “We’re baffled why the DfT did not tell us that we would be disqualified or even discuss the issue – they have known about this qualification in our bid on pensions for months,” he wrote. “The pensions regulator has warned that more cash will be needed in the future, but no one knows how big that bill might eventually be and no responsible company could take that risk with pensions. “We can’t accept a risk we can’t manage – this would have been reckless. This is an industry-wide issue and forcing rail companies to take these risks could lead to …

America’s banks are big. China’s are massive

New York (CNN Business)1. Big banks: New York might be the financial capital of the world, but China is home to the planet’s mightiest banks. The next three biggest Chinese banks are each north of $3 trillion: China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank of China and Bank of China. All four banks are state-owned. American banks have only gotten bigger since the financial crisis, but they’ve still got some growing to do to catch up to their peers in China. Just two US banks — JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Bank of America (BAC) — crack the top 10 in S&P’s rankings of the world’s largest banks. JPMorgan, which sports $2.6 trillion in assets, cemented its role as the king of American …