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    Starbucks unveiled a 'Reinvention' plan on Tuesday to overhaul their current stores with speedier technology and implement new stores that will only offer delivery services and a drive-thru.  The plan will cost the company $450 million to execute and will increase Starbucks' store growth rate in the US from 450 to 2,000 annually. The new plan will roll out next month and will take two years to fully implement. The 'Reinvention' plan will also include a new rewards system called Starbucks Odyssey and seek to automate much of the coffee-making without any cuts to employees, outgoing Chief Operating Officer John Culver said. The new automated systems will decrease the time it takes to make a Frappuccino from 86 seconds to 35 seconds, while the 20-hour cold brew process will soon only take 4 hours.  Starbucks founder Howard Schultz speaks to investors at Starbucks Investors Day, where he announced the company's 'Reinvention' plan to create growth John Culver, North America group president and chief operating officer, introduces the Siren System, an overhaul of equipment used to make drinks and prepare food in...
    New York (CNN Business)General Motors revealed a new electric SUV Thursday that the automaker expects will be the cheapest compact electric SUV on the market when it goes into product in about a year. The Chevrolet Equinox EV will have a starting price around $30,000 which, at any rate, will make it among the cheapest electric vehicles of any sort. The average electric vehicle available today has a base sticker price of about $47,500, according to Edmunds.com. The $30,000 price for the Equinox EV would be, of course, for the simplest version with no optional features. That price does not include tax credits but GM is not currently eligible for any electric vehicle tax credits, anyway, and it's uncertain if any GM vehicles will be eligible under new rules, either.Among 2022 model year mass-market EVs, only the Nissan Leaf, with its base price $28,500, costs less and it also currently qualifies for a $7,500 federal tax credit. There are a few other models in the low- to mid-$30,000 price range, too. Among them are Chevrolet's own Bolt EV and the...
    The Supreme Court's looming decision to reverse Roe v. Wade is set to drive voters to the polls in this year’s midterm elections, a survey showed on Thursday, even as most Americans favor some restrictions in the fractious right-to-life debate. Pollsters found that nearly two-thirds of Americans said the top court should not overturn the federal abortion protections granted in its landmark 1972, as a recently-leaked draft ruling suggests it is poised to do. The final decision, which is expected as soon as next month, is likely to drive voters to the polls in this year’s midterm elections, says the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll. Nearly two-thirds of surveyed Americans are against the Supreme Court’s looming decision to overturn federal protection on abortions  Some 49 per cent of those surveyed said the ruling on abortions – for decades a source of tension between liberals, conservatives and pro-life religious groups – would make them more likely to cast votes in November. This is especially true for liberals, who see the reversal as a setback for women’s rights.  Two-thirds of surveyed Democrats said...
    NASA is inviting members of the public to submit their names to a database that will be loaded on to a flash drive and sent on a trip around the moon with Artemis 1. The US space agency will send the Orion capsule atop a Space Launch System (SLS) mega rocket at some point this summer, possibly as early as late May.  Copying something offered during the Mars missions, NASA will allow people to get a virtual 'boarding pass' to send their name to the moon. Artemis I will be the first uncrewed flight test of SLS and Orion, the system that will take the first woman and first person of color to the moon by 2025. The spacecraft, and the flash drive of names, will spend about three weeks in space, including six days in a distant retrograde orbit around the moon. NASA is inviting the public to submit its name to a database, that will be loaded on to a flash drive and sent on a trip around the moon with Artemis 1 It is set to lift...
    Vladimir Putin likes to tell a story about how, as a boy from a poor family in Leningrad (now St Petersburg), he used to hunt and kill rats in the basement of the flats they lived in. Once, wielding a stick, he cornered a big one. It fought back, launching itself at his face. The implication of the tale is that the Russian president sees himself as a big rat who will take on any aggressor if trapped. And right now he is backing himself into a corner — a rat with nuclear weapons that he hints he will not hesitate to use. This is the image that Western leaders and generals must keep to the forefront of their minds in the coming days.  The chances of Armageddon have, in less than a week, gone from zero to 4-5 per cent in my view. That may not sound very much but it is very worrying indeed. Vladimir Putin likes to tell a story about how, as a boy from a poor family in Leningrad (now St Petersburg), he used to...
    Apple has paused all product sales in Russia in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The move comes after Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine's digital minister, sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, pleading with him to suspend all sales and services in Russia, including the App Store. Apple confirmed on Tuesday that it was moving to halt Russian sales, which Fedorov said he hopes will infuriate younger Russians and motivate them to protest against the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.  Apple said in a statement: 'We are deeply concerned about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and stand with all of the people who are suffering as a result of the violence.'  Apple has paused all product sales in Russia in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Pictured: Apple CEO Tim Cook 'We are supporting humanitarian efforts, providing aid for the unfolding refugee crisis, and doing all we can to support our teams in the region.' The company outlined a number of actions in response to the invasion, including stopping all exports into its sales channels in the country.  Apple Pay...
    Malala Yousafzai graduated from Oxford University with a philosophy, politics and economics degree on Friday, nine years after being shot by the Taliban after campaigning for girls to be to be educated in her native Pakistan. The youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, now 24, took to Instagram to share moving pictures of her graduation ceremony, which was initially due to take place in May 2020, but was delayed by Covid and moved to the Autumn of 2021. Malala was seen posing in her hat and gown as she stood by the university, as well as alongside her proud parents Ziauddin Yousafzai and Toor Pekai Yousafzai and new husband Asser Malik. It comes just months after the Taliban excluded girls from returning to secondary school and replaced Afghanistan's women's ministry with an all-male 'vice and virtue' department.  Malala Yousafzai graduated from Oxford University with a philosophy, politics and economics degree on Friday, nine years after being shot by the Taliban as she campaigned for girls to be to be educated in her native Pakistan Sharing pictures on campus and surrounded...
    American big hitter Bryson DeChambeau still knows how to shock and awe. A late entry to the Arnold Palmer Invitational next week, he claims he will have a punt at driving the signature par five sixth hole at Bay Hill that sweeps around a water hazard for the entirety of its 555 yards. Back in September, when he held the sport in thrall, you might even have given him a shot of making the monstrous carry of 350 yards over the lake. Apart from the obvious difficulty, the problem for DeChambeau right now when it comes to the most talked about club in his bag is the shock value comes from how bad he is. Bryson DeChambeau will attempt to hit a mammoth shot at the Arnold Palmer Invitational The 27-year-old big hitter is looking to drive the 555-yard sixth hole in one shot next week Players typically work their way around the staggering 555-yard, five-par hole at Bay Hill RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Derby 1-1 Nottingham Forest: Wayne Rooney's men...
    In 2020, the sale of cars in Mexico reported a fall of 28 percent, the largest in 25 years, however, for this year specialists and distributors believe that pick-ups will contribute to change the trend, because they have become in an important engine of the sector. In January of this year, 14,660 pick-up trucks were purchased, an increase of 2.8 percent compared to that reported in the same month of 2020, while sales in the general market fell more than 22 percent. This segment already represents 18 percent of total vehicles sold in the first month of the year, its largest share for a decade in 2010. “We consider that car sales will increase 4 percent in 2021, everything depends on vaccination and economic reactivation (…) Pick-ups are a segment linked to economic activity and if there is a recovery, their demand will increase,” said Brais Alvarez Gallardo, Automotive Account Manager at JD Power de México. In Mexico, almost 80 percent of the sales of this type of units are concentrated in order of participation: Nissan, Stellantis, Toyota, Ford...
    That cash is disappearing is a fact, and it is normal to think that it is due to the arrival of the pandemic, but the truth is that the trend has been going back a long time, although the health crisis has precipitated the trend of those who consider that cash will end up disappearing of society: 83% of the users surveyed according to UniversalPay believe so, of which half consider that we are already in that phase or will be in the near future. And it is that, despite being Spain, along with Germany, one of the countries where cash is used the most, the citizens of these countries do not miss the advantages offered by the new payment systems. In this video we show you the different payment methods that will end up completely replacing cash In the not too distant future.
    VIDEO4:3004:30Here's what may be ahead for ETFs in 2021ETF Edge Thematic investing could have room to expand. After a year underscored by massive growth in thematic ETFs, that corner of the industry looks like it can keep up the pace in 2021 as investors search for narrower ways to play certain trends, two ETF analysts told CNBC's "ETF Edge" this week. One of 2020's shining examples has been the Renaissance Capital IPO ETF (IPO), up over 111% year to date, Old Mission's Harry Whitton said in a Wednesday interview. "The fund has grown to over half a billion dollars this year. It's really exciting," said Whitton, his firm's head of ETF sales trading. "I think everybody's tied onto the whole record of IPOs happening this year — in December, over 400 new issues launched in the IPO space." Renaissance Capital expects heavy hitters such as SpaceX and Instacart to debut next year, and with that, the IPO ETF's gains to keep adding up. Another fund family that's likely to build on its 2020 success is that of Ark Invest, which...
    The Houston Texans are reportedly considering bringing back Romeo Crennel as head coach next season, which is already causing problems inside the team facility.  What in the world are the Houston Texans thinking? In what’s been a nightmare season for the organization, frustration among the fanbase keeps getting worse and worse. The latest reports out of Houston aren’t going to help in that department. Per NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the team is considering bringing back interim head coach Romeo Crennel next season to man the position once again. Rapoport has added that this idea has caused plenty of division inside the team facility, with it easy to understand why. How could they possibly think this would be a good idea? From @NFLGameDay: The #Texans are considering keeping Romeo Crennel on through 2021, a controversial and unconventional discussion that is ruffling some feathers inside the building. But it is being discussed. pic.twitter.com/Ny0Ll1nCBd — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 15, 2020 The Houston Texans potentially bringing back Romeo Crennel as head coach next season would be a monster mistakeEntering this weekend’s showdown with...
    Multi-talented actor Siddharth Gupta turns a year older on November 4, 2020. The lad who made his Bollywood debut with Ekta Kapoor’s film Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi, helmed by Aman Sachdeva, is known quite a charmer. Right from his sexy looks, alluring body to ofcourse his acting skills, the audience loves his personality. Siddharth is moreover recognised for his role in Ragini MMS: Returns where he played the lead. For the unaware, he is the brother of Vikas Gupta. All that being said, as Siddharth celebrates his birthday today, we are in a mood to laud him. Gaurav Chopra Birthday: Dil Kya Chahta Hai, Left Right Left, Uttaran – 5 Best Roles of The Blood Diamond Actor That Amazed Us.  The actor enjoys 732K followers on Instagram and has about 108 posts (until now). From monochrome, shirtless to stylish pics, Siddharth’s online profile is appealing. And so here are 7 handpicked photos from the boy’s IG which will make you fall in love with him. Check it out. Ekta Kapoor Birthday Special: The Queen And The ‘Kahaani’ Of Her Unforgettable...
    Winter is coming. There's no getting around the fact that patio season as we know it will soon come to an end, and with it the opportunity for diners to enjoy the warm weather on expanded restaurant and bar outdoor eating areas, while COVID-related indoor dining capacity remains restricted to 50 percent or up to fifty people (with some exceptions). Coloradans are a hearty bunch, braving the elements at the Beach at Arapahoe Basin for burgers and beers during ski season, dancing the night away at the annual Icelantic Winter on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and tailgating in the most miserable conditions before Broncos games. But what about a romantic dinner for two under the stars in January, or cocktails with friends during an outdoor Sunday brunch when the wind cuts through your sweater quicker than the first Bloody Mary cuts through the haze of your hangover? A drive through Denver's many neighborhoods and restaurant zones reveals that most businesses are still in summer mode, with misters going full blast; umbrellas, tarps and open-sided tents deployed to...
    Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) sent a memo to employees on Friday announcing the members of an “inclusion committee” that will shape the makeup and culture of the company, as well as the content it produces, according to a copy of the memo obtained by The Daily Wire. UFEG is a subsidiary of NBCUniversal and includes the animation studio DreamWorks, the film studio Universal Pictures, as well as several other influential entertainment shops. The memo, which was sent to UFEG staff, as well as to the employees of its affiliates, outlined its push to “increase diversity, equity and inclusion” company-wide. UFEG studios are major players in the movie industry. Though it was not owned by NBCUniversal at the time, DreamWorks put out “How to Train Your Dragon” in 2010 and the succession of hits in the “Shrek” series. Since it was bought by NBCUniversal in 2016, the animation studio has created “The Boss Baby,” released in 2017, and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” in 2019. The memo said the company will focus on five “pillars” of their...
    VIDEO4:3004:30These are the factors that will drive Peloton shares higher: TraderTrading Nation One stay-at-home beneficiary is showing off its muscles. Peloton shares are up more than 130% this year and hit an all-time high earlier this week. Todd Gordon, managing director of Ascent Wealth Partners, is a longtime bull on the stock and said its spin higher may just be getting started. He sees a few factors driving the next leg of the rally. "Seems like an endless summer here in the Northeast -- from warm weather that started in May -- will go on forever. It won't. It's easy to forget that winter is right around the corner, gyms continue to be closed and if they're open, we see people opting to stay away, which we feel will keep demand for the bikes elevated," Gordon said on CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Thursday. He said that confluence of events, coupled with a reported 10-week delivery period, should keep bulls rushing in to Peloton shares through to its earnings report scheduled for Sept. 10. That release should also prove an upside catalyst...
    Calls for a massive tax on New York's billionaires are picking up steam after firebrand freshman Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threw her weight behind the cause.  A small group of protesters took to Manhattan streets on Friday to demand that Governor Andrew Cuomo pass a bill that aims to boost taxes on billionaires to create an emergency worker bailout fund for poor and undocumented New Yorkers.   The protest, albeit small, was fueled by an endorsement from Ocasio-Cortez, who expressed support for the Fund Excluded Workers Coalition on Thursday in a video calling out Cuomo.   'Governor Cuomo, we need you to pass a billionaire's tax, in order to make sure that we’re providing for our working families,' Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat who represents parts of the Bronx and Queens, said in the video.  'It's time to stop protecting billionaires, and it's time to start working for working families.'  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ramping up her crusade on billionaires by backing tax on New York's richest residents that critics fear could drive them out of the state A small group of protesters took...
    Google Drive is an excellent cloud storage service. While it is true that Apple offers iCloud Drive and that it is perfectly integrated with its own ecosystem, the option proposed by Google has some interesting functions that you should try. Here are some Google Drive tips and tricks that make it a very attractive service. Convert PDF files to editable documents PDF is, without a doubt, one of the most universal formats. However, while viewing a PDF file is a very simple task, edit it in another sing. If we do not want to be looking for converters, Google Drive allows you to open PDF with Documents. We just have to go to the web version of Google Drive, select the PDF in question and, in the context menu choose Open with Google Documents Thanks to this function, it is possible to extract the text word for word for its subsequent export as a Word document. Of course, we can also modify it directly from the online word processor offered by the Google Drive suite. Use embedded text dictation in...
    Breaking News — Quito, Jun 26 . .- With the cultural and heritage establishments closed to avoid crowds, a drive-in theater opens this weekend in Quito as the only viable and safe option for lovers of the seventh art in front of COVID-19, although with the recommendation not to leave the vehicle other than to go to the bathroom. Starting on Saturday, the inhabitants of the Ecuadorian capital will be able to go to a small building in the north center of the city to finally be able to see a movie outside the home, given that the conventional rooms have been closed for more than three months. The initiator of the project, Diego Narváez, has obtained the necessary permits for this type of activity, which he organized in previous years under normal conditions, although in the midst of a pandemic it has attracted much more interest. “In previous seasons we encouraged people to bring their chairs, get out of the car, get on the roof. Now is the first time that we are going to tell them that...
    SAN ANTONIO – Hundreds of people are expected to fill the parking lot of the Freeman Coliseum for an electronic dance music festival Friday and Saturday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 350 vehicles will be allowed to enter San Antonio’s first-ever EDM Drive-In. According to the festival’s spokesperson, Sid Zuber, it’s a chance to party safely during the pandemic. “This is as close as I could possibly get you,” Zuber said. “Also to keep the social distancing in order, we’re setting up an F.M. signal in this entire perimeter. So, you’re going to tune into your radio dial in your own vehicle.” Gov. Abbott says bars must close by noon, restaurants to scale back capacity Zuber said the idea for the music festival came after learning about a successful event in Germany as well as a four-day concert series that took place in Arlington, Texas in early June. “We took examples from the Texas Rangers (Stadium),” Zuber said. “They did a drive-in series over there. So, we followed their rules. We’ve been following the World Health Organization rules and recommendations.” Although...
    Sammy Hagar, the former Van Halen frontman, can't imagine not performing even in the middle of a pandemic. The 72-year-old musician said that he'd actually risk his own health in order to keep playing. “I’ll be comfortable playing a show before there’s a vaccine, if it’s declining and seems to be going away,” Hagar told Rolling Stone in a recent interview. 'QUARANCHELLA': ELTON JOHN SUBSTITUTE PUTS ON CONCERTS IN CALIFORNIA CUL-DE-SAC The Red Rocker added, “I’m going to make a radical statement here. This is hard to say without stirring somebody up, but truthfully, I’d rather personally get sick and even die, if that’s what it takes.” “If some of us have to sacrifice on that, OK,” Hagar continued. “I will die for my children and my grandchildren to have a life anywhere close to the life that I had in this wonderful country. That’s just the way that I feel about it." Since the coronavirus pandemic began in March, 9.2 million people worldwide have tested positive and more than 477,800 have died. SHAKIRA, JUSTIN BIEBER, JENNIFER HUDSON AND MORE PERFORMING AT CORONAVIRUS-THEMED CONCERT “I’m not going to...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Two large drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in Dallas are going to lose federal funding at the end of June, but Gov. Greg Abbott says a new “superior” strategy will take their place. The sites at the American Airlines Center and the Ellis Davis Field House have been in place since March and each has been able to provide hundreds of tests per day. Although the city said it would like to continue having these sites, Abbott told CBS 11 News on Tuesday that the state will not seek an extension for federal funding. Instead, the governor said a new strategy will take the place of those sites. “The good news is there is a strategy that will supplant and actually be superior to that strategy that we will be announcing soon,” Abbott said. “… We already have the plan in place that should actually lead to even more testing going forward through a different strategy…” Abbott did not go into detail about what the new strategy will involve, but he did say the state will have information...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Tour promoter Live Nation has announced its first-ever drive-in concerts series in the U.S. for July, months after the live music industry has been on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The entertainment company on Monday announced “Live from the Drive-In” — a set of nine shows to take place July 10-12 in Nashville, Tennessee; Maryland Heights, Missouri; and Noblesville, Indiana. Grammy-winning singer Brad Paisley will headline shows in all three cities, while fellow country artists Darius Rucker and Jon Pardi will also perform in Nashville at Nissan Stadium. Nelly will perform in Maryland Heights, near St. Louis. Concertgoers will be able to drive into the parking lots of the amphitheaters — a maximum of four people per car — and will have two empty parking lot spaces in between each vehicle so fans can watch and party from their designated individual tailgating zones. Attendees are encouraged to bring food, drinks and chairs, setting up around their cars to view the performers from the stage and also from the large LED screens. All venue staff are required to...
    SAN ANTONIO – Garth Brooks is coming to San Antonio next week — in a digital format. Tickets to see the country superstar’s concert, which will be broadcast at 300 drive-in theaters across the nation, went on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. The June 27 concert will be shown at Six Flags Fiesta Texas at 11:15 p.m. and at The Stars and Stripes Drive-In at New Braunfels at 9 p.m. Tickets are $100 per vehicle and there is a limit to six people per vehicle. According to Ticketmaster, parking will be based on a first-come, first-served basis. RVs and limousines will not be allowed. Brooks told “Good Morning America” that drive-ins will have about 250-300 tickets each. Rooftop Cinema Club releases movie lineup for San Antonio Drive-In at Fiesta Texas The event will adhere to social distancing guidelines and will follow state and local health mandates, according to the Associated Press. Rules include certain space between vehicles, contactless payment and limited capacity in restrooms. Brooks said in a statement to the AP that the drive-in concert “allows us all to...
    Ford announced late last year that the Mustang Mach-E will be the company’s first car to allow hands-free driving in certain situations. Today, the company is opening up about how exactly that technology will work, but it’s also saying that the feature won’t be available until the second half of 2021. When the Mach-E goes on sale at the end of this year, buyers who want the hands-free driving mode will have to purchase what Ford’s calling the “Active 2.0 Prep Package.” This will make sure the car has the hardware (a forward-facing camera and radar sensors) that’s necessary for the hands-free driving mode, which Ford is calling “Active Drive Assist.” But the Active Drive Assist feature will require a separate purchase of its own, and won’t be available until a software update that’s coming later next year. (The company said it is not yet ready to reveal pricing for any of this.) Customers will have to buy a specific package, and then pay extra for the feature Until then, owners will have access to the second generation...
    Superstar Garth Brooks announced plans to entertain fans with a one-night-only concert at drive-in theaters across America during the coronavirus outbreak. “I am so excited to get to play again,” the 58-year-old legendary country singer shared in a statement to Fox News in a piece published Thursday. (RELATED: Here Are The Members Of Congress Self-Quarantining After Meeting Person With Coronavirus At CPAC)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Garth Brooks (@garthbrooks) on Jun 8, 2020 at 5:01pm PDT “This drive-in concert allows us all to get back to playing live music without the uncertainty of what would be the result to us as a community,” he added. “This is old school, new school, and perfect for the time we are in.”(RELATED: REPORT: Coachella Potentially Rescheduled To October Due To Coronavirus Fears) It all comes after the “Friends In Low Places” hitmaker announced the concert event earlier in the day during his appearance via video on “Good Morning America.” WATCH: JUST ANNOUNCED: Garth Brooks to host concert event at 300 drive-in theaters in North America!...
    Creativity is well known for being beneficial to your health and wellness, whether in times of crisis like the COVID pandemic or during the calmest of seasons. It offers things like stress relief, increased confidence, and improved self-awareness, among others. So whether you’re into art as a hobby or it’s what you do for a living, there’s never a bad time to learn a new medium or dive deeper into the one you already know and love. If animation is your idea of a good time (and, yes, we are counting GIFs whether or not they’re of the flashing variety), check out this Complete Cartoon Animator 4 PRO bundle.  With a version for Windows and a version for Mac, no matter what your computer of preference, you’ll be able to enjoy learning and creating with this package of top-reviewed animation software and online training that will help you get the most from it.  Cartoon Animator 4, formerly known as CrazyTalk Animator, is award-winning 2D animation software that’s optimized for both ability of entry and productivity. You’ll be able to bring images to life, create animations from scratch, and and see your creative vibes flow like never before....
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