Company profits haven’t been under this much pressure since 2016

London (CNN Business)Happy Sunday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. “After reporting a $3.7 billion loss in the second quarter related to the grounding of the 737 Max jet, the company is forecast to return to profitability. But that doesn’t mean its problems are fixed. … The airline maker faces a fresh crisis after US federal regulators on Friday demanded that Boeing explain why it did not disclose that some employees had concerns about the safety of the 737 Max plane during the certification process in 2016. The disclosure sent shares down more than 5%. … Boeing is already behind schedule on getting …

Zelenskiy’s brush with Trump won’t help him end Ukraine’s war | Liana Semchuk

The chances of peace in Donbass look slim, says politics PhD student Liana Semchuk At a press marathon in Kyiv last week, Volodymyr Zelenskiy end the war. Thats a tough ask for a former comedy actor who had barely got his feet under the presidential desk before being snarled up in a Donald Trump impeachment scandal that has led some Ukrainians to refer to their leader as Monica Zelenskiy. Ukraines war is rightly Zelenskiys priority, having now claimed more than Trump impeachment saga is an unwelcome distraction for him. It came as a result of a phone call with the US president in July. The call triggered a leak from a whistleblower, claiming that Trump had temporarily withheld military aid …

Catalan separatists have tooled up with a decentralized app for civil disobedience

Is our age of ubiquitous smartphones and social media turning into an era of mass civil unrest? Two years after holding an independence referendum and unilaterally declaring independence in defiance of the Spanish state — then failing to gain recognition for la república and being forced to watch political leaders jailed or exiled — Catalonia’s secessionist movement has resurfaced with a major splash. One of the first protest actions programmed by a new online activist group, calling itself Tsunami Democràtic, saw thousands of protestors coalescing on Barcelona airport Monday, in an attempt to shut it down. The protest didn’t quite do that but it did lead to major disruption, with roads blocked by human traffic as protestors walked down the …

Interior design startup Havenly raises $32 million

Interior design platform Havenly is raising $32 million in new funding to create its first private label brand as the startup aims to integrate its own products into its design recommendation engine. The Denver-based startup is an online interior design consultancy of sorts that pairs with expert designers users looking to redesign their homes or apartments. For Havenly, there have been two sides of the business, commercial partnerships with vendors and the paid design services for users. It’s a model we’ve also seen from the folks at Modsy. Havenly puts a bit more of an emphasis on pairing users with an individual designer with whom they can chat on the phone and share their hopes for the space, something CEO …

Pakistan security work keeps UK safe, says William

A number of past UK terror plots have been linked to Pakistan. The duke added: “We’re involved with the Pakistanis for a very good reason. It will actually keep people safe back in the UK.” Dogs are trained to identify explosives at the school, which is based on the UK’s Defence Animal Training Centre at Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. The couple walked golden Labrador puppies Sky and Salto, which are being trained as search dogs. Prince William said: “The whole week we’ve been hearing about security in Pakistan and it’s really brought home to Catherine and I the importance of the relationship between the UK and Pakistan.” Image copyright Reuters Image caption They played with Salto and Sky at the …

How sports tactics can help the Democrats beat Donald Trump in 2020

During my NBA career I played for plenty of teams who protected the lead. But its a strategy that can backfire if a team dont exploit their strengths The relationship between sports and society has always been about more than exercise and entertainment. As the popularity of sports movies and TV shows attests, its also a multi-tasking metaphor for core cultural values such as teamwork, sportsmanship, fair play, and overcoming emotional and physical obstacles to persevere. But sports is also about winning and there are lessons the Democrats can learn from sports strategies if they want to triumph in the 2020 elections. One of the trickiest sports strategies is protecting the lead, in which the individual or team rack up …

Nationwide Vaping Illnesses Near 1,500, With Death Toll Hitting 33

vaping over the last week, A total of 1,479 lung injury cases and 33 deaths have taken place in the U.S. since March, when an outbreak appears to have started, according to the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Associated Press reported. CDC As of this week, all U.S. states except for Alaska have reported vaping-related illnesses.  The majority of people who have gotten sick used a vaping product that contained THC, the main psychoactive compound found in marijuana. The cause of these illnesses is not well understood, though exposure to a chemical or chemicals is suspected. “To date, national and state data suggest that products containing THC, particularly those obtained off the street or from other …

Rail boss pleads for patience after first year

TfW brought in trains from elsewhere to plug the gaps, although there will be delays in bringing in 10 new four-car trains for the valleys lines. “We’ve delivered everything we said we’d deliver, sometimes in a slightly different way, because the mix of rolling stock is different,” Mr Price said. “The thing I’d really like to see us focus on is unit availability – and then moving into transforming the network, particularly the Metro, in the coming year.” Rail firm sorry after train leaves 25 seconds early Reality Check: When is a train on time? Wales rail franchise – the timetable for improvements Image caption Commuter Matthew Marshman – and standing room only on his train into Cardiff But passenger …

Nelson’s Battle of Trafalgar sketch found

It includes lines showing the wind direction, as Nelson’s plan was to attack across the wind, taking advantage of the increased speed. Image copyright PA Media Image caption The map had been inside a scrapbook for almost 200 years Prof Dominic Tweddle, the museum’s director general, said: “This is an astounding discovery. “It shows that Nelson had thought deeply about how he would defeat the combined French and Spanish fleets long before he ever set foot on HMS Victory.” Related Topics Royal Navy Portsmouth HMS Queen Elizabeth Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

This Couple Was Flying To NY And Apparently, Their Cat Decided To Go With Them

Nick and Voirrey Coole – a couple from Isle Of Man, the United Kingdom – had scheduled their 40th birthday celebrations in New York. However, they received a surprise none of them were expecting. As Nick and Voirrey were heading for Big Apple, they were stopped by airport security for the most hilarious reason. Turns out, their cat Candy had climbed into their hand luggage only to be discovered by airport security. A couple heading for New York were stopped by airport security as they found a cat in the luggage Image credits: Image credits: Nick Coole The couple had said that the staff at Isle of Man airport was ‘awesome’, as once they realized that it was a genuine …

Career ambitions ‘already limited by age of seven’

Image caption Young people need to hear about a wider range of jobs and employers, says the study The intention is to create “light-bulb moments” where young people can see a possible new direction and hear from role models. Research for the careers report shows that young people often have very narrow ideas about potential job options. The most common influences are the occupations of people in their family, the jobs they see in the media and the type of work they see as most likely for people of their gender and background. ‘Out of reach’ The findings show that in primary school, boys from wealthier homes are more likely to expect to become lawyers or managers while girls from …

We Are Switching Seats. Now. Im Not Putting Up With That: Stranger on Plane Forces Man to Switch Seats After He Calls Mom a Smelly Fatty

ShareTweetPin In a culture that worships thinness and unrealistic Barbie proportions, being overweight already comes with its own set of self-esteem issues. So when those insecurities are exacerbated by cruel strangers, like they were for Savannah Phillips, a trainwreck of self-loathing emotions can come pouring out. The Christian mom was on her flight to Chicago when she encountered what she describes as her “worst nightmare”: being seated by someone who is made uncomfortable by her size. Not only was the man next to her “uncomfortable,” but he also decided to make Savannah uncomfortable by openly texting in PLAIN view that he was seated next to a “smelly fatty.” As steamy, salty tears rushed down Savannah’s face, the man ignored her …

Sulli, K-pop star who spoke against cyberbullying, dead at 25

TMZreports. She was 25. olice said they didnt find any signs of foul play, according to TMZ. CNNTMZ reported that police found no suicide note. However, CNN reported that police said they found a note on the scene and are analyzing its content. She was outspoken about matters of cyberbullying, especially after shefrom online attacks and rumors in 2014. In June, she became a co-host of a talk show called The Night of Hate Comments in which celebrities share unpleasant comments theyve received. Last year, Sulli spoke openly about her mental health struggles and said she suffered from panic disorder and social phobia, the reported at the time. Sullis death comes just a few days after the world observed World …

Zach Galifianakis Shares The Sweetest Story About Tina Fey At ‘SNL’

Zach Galifianakis has one fond memory of his very short-lived stint at “ And it involves “SNL” alum The comedian told the story in an interview of how a sketch he’d written about Will Ferrell becoming a bodyguard for pop star Britney Spears’ belly button totally bombed during a table read. Galifianakis ― who said he was unclear of his role at “SNL,” which lasted only two weeks ― said he would “never forget” how Fey, sitting next to him, put her hand on his shoulder in what he interpreted as a comforting gesture. Check out the interview here: RELATED… Zach Galifianakis' Young Son Had A Chilling Premonition About Trump James Corden Has A Real Problem With Zach Galifianakis REAL LIFE. …

Ladies, Marry the Guy Who Will Push Your Grocery Cart

ShareTweetPin “He always pushes the grocery cart. (and when we get back to the truck, he always unlocks the doors immediately so that I can get in, and then proceeds to unload the groceries, while I’m sat in the truck with the seat warmers on. rain or shine – every time – this is our grocery game plan) Can I let you all in on a little secret? It’s taken me many years to appreciate being loved like this. You see, I spent (ie. wasted) a lot of time looking for all the ways in which love is shown in the movies, in the magazines, and on the commercials. Flowers. Chocolates. Romantic meals. Surprise getaways. And guess what? I was …