Daily Archives: 09/13/2017

‘Goodfellas’ and ‘The Sopranos’ star Frank Vincent has died at 78

Legendary character actor Frank Vincent has died at 78, according to TMZ. Known best for playing the villain in some of Martin Scorsese’s most memorable movies, including “Raging Bull,” “Goodfellas,” and Casino,” Vincent also played mob boss Phil Leotardo on “The Sopranos.” Vincent died of […]

Ford conducted a weird experiment with a fake driverless car to see how people would respond — here’s what they discovered (F)

Last month, a weird, seemingly driverless vehicle was spotted cruising around the Washington, DC area and northern Virginia. My colleague Kif Leswing covered the story and reported that there was actually a driver involved — just wearing a “seat suit.” That’s right, he was disguised […]

We will see a lot of movement in Florida real estate market: One Sotheby’s Saddy Delgado

Saddy Delgado, One Sotheby vice president, discusses Florida real estate after Hurricane Irma devastates areas of southern Florida. read more >>> Source:: CNBC.Com

Homebuilder sector to make up Irma losses quickly; building products unclear: Credit Suisse’s Maklari

Susan Maklari, Credit Suisse analyst, says the homebuilder sector will make up Irma losses quickly, but building products have a murkier future. read more >>> Source:: CNBC.Com

People are slamming an Emmy voter who says ‘Westworld’ is ‘pretentious bulls—‘ and ‘Atlanta’ isn’t funny

With the Emmys coming up on Sunday, who better to talk to then one of the people who chooses the winners? The Hollywood Reporter talked to a member of the TV Academy, who gets to vote for the Emmy nominees and winners. This anonymous voter, […]

Multiple sclerosis: Simple blood test for vitamin D could soon predict woman’s risk

A SIMPLE blood test for vitamin D could soon predict a woman’s risk of developing multiple sclerosis. read more >>> Source:: The Daily Express

“Profits with a Purpose” — Turner Impact Capital’s Bobby Turner

Bobby Turner, Turner Impact Capital, discusses his approach to social impact investing. read more >>> Source:: CNBC.Com

EasyJet launches partnership with WestJet and Norwegian to expand international network

EasyJet has struck a partnership with Canada’s WestJet airline and Norwegian Air that will allow passengers to book long-haul connecting flights to destinations like New York and Singapore in a move that significantly expands the low-cost carrier’s network. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

Amazon reportedly spent $80 million to lure Woody Allen into making a TV series

Amazon spent $80 million to lure filmmaker Woody Allen into creating his first TV series for their TV studio, sources told The Hollywood Reporter. Sources told the outlet that Amazon Studios head Roy Price and lieutenant Joe Lewis “doled out” that staggering figure to convince […]

Morgan Stanley analysts say car companies should pay execs based on the long term

A team of Morgan Stanley analysts published an interesting research note on Wednesday, covering executive compensation in the auto, airline, aerospace, and freight industries. The research covers a lot of ground, so we zeroed in on the auto sector, as Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas, […]

The rise of the dollar store a ‘race to zero’: expert

The North American retail landscape is going to look a lot more cheap and cheerful as dollar stores occupy more of the brick-and-mortar spaces abandoned by up-market rivals. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

Album review: Jr. Gone Wild’s 1988 Brave New Waves session happily haunting

Jr. Gone Wild Brave New Waves Session Artoffact Records 5 out of five Capturing the hopeful, laboratory air of the ’80s music scene in Edmonton that helped forge both k.d. lang and SNFU, this album is a double-plus must-have of Canadiana. Our players? The Mike […]

Tupac Shakur ranted about Donald Trump and the perils of capitalism in 1992

Rapper Tupac Shakur once discussed Donald Trump in an extended rant on capitalism for a 1992 MTV interview that reportedly never aired. In the eight-minute interview — which was the rapper’s “first MTV interview as a solo artist,” according to the video — Shakur contrasts […]

Blood cancer warning: Only a third of people in UK know THESE three common deadly types

BLOOD cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, but the majority of people in the UK can’t identify the most common symptoms, which include fatigue, joint pain and unusual bleeding. read more >>> Source:: The Daily Express

Harvey mortgage impact could be four times worse than predicted

CNBC’s Diana Olick reports on the impact of home mortgages after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. read more >>> Source:: CNBC.Com

Apple’s new watch has traders punishing one massive retailer (AAPL, UHR)

One major retailer is taking the news of Apple‘s new watch on the chin. Swatch, the $21 billion Swiss watchmaker, dropped as much as 4.5% on Tuesday, losing almost $1 billion in market value in the process. Based on the stock reaction, traditional watch retailers […]

Report questions the need to build new pipelines from the oilsands

A new report by the Centre for International Governance Innovation is questioning the need for new pipelines to carry oilsands production to tidewater for export. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

These 19 TV shows have won the most Emmys, and ‘Game of Thrones’ is almost at the top

There are always shows that dominate the Emmys. This year, some favorites include “Westworld,” “SNL,” “Big Little Lies,” “This Is Us,” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.” But while some Emmy darlings are expected and obvious, you might be surprised that some of your favorite shows of […]

How Hotel Website Design Affects ADR

Smart hotel websites can stimulate higher perceived value and ADRs read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Facebook Tightens Rules On Who Can Cash In On Ads

The social network is responding to criticism that it is too simple for providers of fake news and sensational headlines to cash in. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Making money by throwing money at other people’s misfortunes: Bobby Turner

Bobby Turner, Turner Impact Capital, discusses his core investments to make a social impact. read more >>> Source:: CNBC.Com

The morning after pill UPDATE: Emergency contraceptive available ONLINE for £4.99

SEX where a barrier method – such as condoms – fails to work can involve a pricey trip to the chemist. Now women can stock up on an advanced supply of the morning after pill after an online pharmacy cut its price to £4.99. read […]

The 15 best private high schools in America

Even in the elite world of private high schools, not all academies are created equal. Some shine a notch above the rest. Niche, a company that researches and compiles information on schools, released its newest rankings of the best private high schools in the country. […]

Hilton Opens New Dual-Brand Property in Downtown Birmingham

Located near the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites by Hilton Welcomes Guests Visiting the State’s Largest City read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Torrid makes its New York Fashion Week debut

Plus-size retailer Torrid made its New York Fashion Week debut on Tuesday featuring 40 full-figured models. The Spring 2018 collection featured read more >>> Source:: EuroNews.Com

Eldorado Gold receives two permits from Greek government

Eldorado Gold Corp. says it has received two key permits related to its operations in Greece, but that several issues remain outstanding. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

We flew in Honda’s new $4.9 million private jet — here’s what it was like

Honda is known for its engineering excellence. It’s also a company willing to take its time to get things right. For example, Honda famously spent a decade perfecting its second-generation NSX supercar, Business Insider’s 2016 Car of the Year. Naturally, we weren’t shocked to learn […]

POP Montreal prides itself on being ultra-indie and eclectic

Pop Montreal offers an eclectic array of indie music for its 16th edition. read more >>> Source:: Canada.com

Harvey’s hit to mortgages could be four times worse than predicted—and then there’s Irma

At least 300,000 borrowers will become delinquent on their loans following Hurricane Harvey. read more >>> Source:: CNBC.Com

Peachtree Hotel Group (PHG) Acquires Three Hotels in Colorado, Arizona and Wisconsin

Officials of Peachtree Hotel Group (PHG) today announced the separate, completed acquisitions of the 123-room Element Denver Park Meadows in Colo., the 135-room Hampton Inn Green Bay Downtown in Wis., and the 136-room Aloft Tempe in Ariz. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Forced Searches of Phones and Laptops at U.S. Border Are Illegal, Lawsuit Claims

Activists consider the searches a violation of First and Fourth Amendment rights, while United States officials say they are rare and lawful. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Top Ten exhibitions in Europe for September

Euronews selects for you the 10 best exhibitions in Europe read more >>> Source:: EuroNews.Com

Rupee logs 1st gain in 3 days, ends at 64 against dollar

The rupee had dropped by 26 paise, or 0.41 per cent, in previous two days. read more >>> Source:: EconomicTimes.IndiaTimes.Com

Everything we know about the ‘It’ sequel, which can’t get here soon enough

Following the incredible opening weekend at the box office for “It” — the adaptation of the classic Stephen King book which took in over $123.4 million last weekend (the biggest opening ever for the month of September) — everyone can’t wait for the sequel to […]

Radisson Red Riga on track for 2020 opening

The Rezidor Hotel Group has signed the first Radisson Red in Riga, Latvia, in collaboration with the Astor Group. The hotel will be located on Elizabates iela, in the heart of the city, and is expected to open its doors by 2020. read more >>> […]

Canopy Growth signs deal to supply Australian company with medical cannabis

Canopy Growth Corp. has signed an agreement with AusCann Group Holdings Ltd. to be its exclusive supplier of medical cannabis for the Australian market. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

Fatal Legionnaires’ outbreak at Ludlow hotel

One guest died and another recovered after contracting legionella bacteria identified at the hotel. read more >>> Source:: BBC

What to do if Hurricane Irma damaged a place where you booked a vacation

Thousands of Canadians flock to sunny vacation destinations in the U.S. and Caribbean every winter to escape the cold, but Hurricane Irma has left several of hotels and resorts with significant damage, according to travel planning sources. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

Pegasus Solutions Announces Two New Executive Hires

Hotel technology provider hires industry veteran Heinrich Kessler as Senior Vice President of Business Development, and software executive Glenn Wirick as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Apple may have handed Netflix an easy way to make more money without angering its subscribers (NFLX, AAPL)

On Tuesday at Apple’s iPhone launch extravaganza, the company also announced a new Apple TV that supports 4K and HDR (High Dynamic Resolution), both of which are upgrades of picture quality. And the biggest winner from the new Apple TV will likely be Netflix, analysts […]

12 books every college freshman should read their first year

College is a time of rapid discovery — not to mention uncertainty. To help incoming freshmen cope with the onslaught of newness, librarian Gwen Glazer of the Readers Services department of the New York Public Library has pulled together some helpful titles. They range from […]

Apple is falling after it announced the iPhone X (AAPL)

Apple announced the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the Apple Watch Series 3 and a new Apple TV on Tuesday. All were extensively leaked before the event and investors don’t seem overly bullish on the company after hearing all Apple has to offer. […]

11 Women Accuse University Of Rochester Professor Of Sexual Harassment

Seven faculty members and one former student recently filed an EEOC complaint against the university. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

International Real Estate: House Hunting in … Aberdeen, Scotland

Homes sales are starting to pick up following the energy sector crash of 2014, but prices are still low and there are few international buyers. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Long Time Running documents The Tragically Hip’s epic 2016 tour and continues Canada’s collective catharsis

Tina Hassannia: If you’re a Hip fan, be prepared to cry; if you’re not, bring Kleenex anyway read more >>> Source:: Canada.com

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