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Apple to create $1bn Texas base

BBC Business News Feed - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:23
The company says it expects to become Austin's biggest private employer.
Categories: Business

Mark Hamill Pressured by Restrictions Over 'Star Wars Episode IX' Script

Ace show biz movies - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:00
Talking about the new challenges he has to deal with when reprising his role as Luke Skywalker, 'The Last Jedi' star reveals that he is not allowed to keep the script overnight.
Categories: Movies

Catella completes purchase of APAM stake

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:50
European property investment group Catella has completed its acquisition of 75% of the share capital of UK investment manager APAM.
Categories: Property

Catella completes on APAM takeover acquisition

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:50
European property investment group Catella has completed its acquisition of 75% of the share capital of UK investment manager APAM.
Categories: Property

Fora acquires 241 and 251 Southwark Bridge Road in Elephant & Castle

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:22
Shared workspace provider Fora has completed the purchase of 241 and 251 Southwark Bridge Road in Elephant & Castle.
Categories: Property

This Glamping Retreat Is the Best Way to Stay at Mount Rushmore — Here's How to Book

Travel and Leisure - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:15
<p>Summer calls for a road trip, and I was excited for a long weekend exploring the great outdoors of South Dakota’s Black Hills, a small mountain range in the state’s scenic western corner — and the home of the <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/landmarks-monuments/mount-rushmore-unique-facts-history" target="_blank">Mount Rushmore</a> National Memorial.</p><p><a href="https://www.nps.gov/moru/learn/management/statistics.htm" target="_blank">Some 2.5 million visitors</a> come to Mount Rushmore every year, and many of them stay in the bustling town of Keystone. It offers plenty of hotels and motels (with giant buses parked right out front) and tourist shops hawking Mount Rushmore T-shirts and hand-carved totem poles. I, however, was looking for a property that would provide an experience more in keeping with the area’s wild open spaces.</p><p>I’ve never been one for roughing it, so I was excited to learn that Under Canvas — a company that operates high-end “glamping” tents at popular National Parks including Moab, Grand Canyon, and Great Smoky Mountains — had just opened its <a href="https://www.undercanvas.com/camps/mount-rushmore/" target="_blank">Mount Rushmore location</a>. I could enjoy starry nights, pine-scented air and around the campfire, but still have the luxury of a plush bed, high thread-count sheets, and a hot shower.</p><img alt="Living Space, Under Canvas Mount Rushmore "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1535730275/living-space-under-canvas-mount-rushmore-UNDERCANVAAS0818.jpg?itok=BLC0i4Pa"><p>Inspired by luxurious African safari camps, the Under Canvas founders, Sarah and Jacob Dusek, believe that experiencing the outdoors <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/under-canvas-glamping-mount-rushmore-south-dakota" target="_blank">doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the creature comforts</a>. At Under Canvas Mount Rushmore, all of the solar-powered tents come with Wi-Fi in addition to wood-burning stoves, daily housekeeping, and en-suite bathrooms. The décor is Scandinavian-inspired, with high backed wood chairs on the private deck overlooking the dark, dense national forest, and natural leather butterfly chairs to enjoy the wood-burning stove on chillier nights inside.</p><img alt="Bedroom, Under Canvas, Mount Rushmore "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1535730275/bedroom-under-canvas-mount-rushmore-UNDERCANVAS0818.jpg?itok=RuFZRJfm"><p>In the main tent, which houses the restaurant, Embers, the staff offered everything from hot cocoa to a full breakfast menu, picnic lunches as well as smoked, grilled and roasted entrees for dinner. Guests could participate in sunset yoga, if they wished, on the adjoining deck. One night, while enjoying Mount Rushmore’s evening lighting ceremony from the property’s main tent, we sampled the house-smoked chicken and grilled vegetables, followed by s’mores on the open fire. We took in the massive sculpture of the four presidents from the Under Canvas grounds and closer up, after a short 10-minute drive along the twisty and scenic Iron Mountain Road.</p><img alt="Tent, Exterior, Mount Rushmore, Under Canvas "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1535730275/tent-exterior-mount-rushmore-under-canvas-UNDERCANVAS0818.jpg?itok=RhLLyYzU"><p>Under Canvas is also environmentally conscious. All of their camps use low-flow toilets, faucets that automatically turn off and, showers that run only when guests pull a chain. (This keeps the water flowing but the shower itself quick.) Solar power is used as much as possible in the 80-tent property. And, to minimize waste, Under Canvas uses no plastics and recycles and repurposes wherever possible. Their plan: by 2020, to produce zero waste.</p><img alt="Under Canvas Mount Rushmore "src="https://cdn-image.travelandleisure.com/sites/default/files/styles/1600x1000/public/1535730275/mount-rushmore-under-canvas-UNDERCANVAS0818.jpg?itok=6Vs7UMlS"><p>The Under Canvas staff is enthusiastic, and wonderful brand ambassadors. After I had asked Alex, the assistant manager and a nature-loving Chicago native, a couple of questions, he invited me to hop into a golf cart to give me a tour, including his favorite tents and vistas along with plans for development next year. This is his fifth Under Canvas; he helped open this property at the start of the summer, after working at those in Moab, Zion, Glacier, and Yellowstone National Parks.</p><p>The final verdict? For those looking for a unique way to see one of America’s most famous attractions, Under Canvas Mount Rushmore is a game-changer. It has a remarkable, ends-of-the-earth setting in the lush Black Hills, and all the conveniences you could imagine.</p><p>Rates start at $199. <a href="https://www.undercanvas.com/camps/mount-rushmore/" target="_blank">Under Canvas Mount Rushmore</a> will open in 2019 from May 9 to September 29.</p>
Categories: Travel

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Adjusting to Life in Nashville After Losing Malibu Home

Aces Show Biz News Feed - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:00
During an interview with radio DJ Howard Stern, the 'Wrecking Ball' singer also claims that she calls her fiance 'my survival partner' after they lost their home to the Woolsey Fire.
Categories: Celebrity

Hertz partners with Clear to streamline car rentals

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:00
Car rental giant Hertz and TSA PreCheck rival Clear have partnered to make the rental car counter a less stressful stop for travelers. On Tuesday, the two companies announced the Hertz Fast Lane powered by Clear to speed up the rental process with facial recognition. Clear has rolled out its facial recognition services at many airports in the U.S...
Categories: Property

Manufacturing Business For Sale: Successful Military Gift And Accessory Manufacturer For Sale

Business Now Mag - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:52
In business since 2015 License holder for all copywritten artwork. (License fees apply - paid yearly) Website, machinery, remaining stock and existing relationships with suppliers all included.
Categories: Business

A 'Christmas Comet' Will Light Up the Sky This Weekend — and It Won't Shine This Bright Again for 20 Years (Video)

Travel and Leisure - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:46
<p>A "Christmas Comet" is coming. The night sky might seem like a static, never-changing place, but on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 a 1.2-kilometer-wide <a href="https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/comet-46p-wirtanen-approaches-earth" target="_blank">comet will pass just 12 million kilometers from Earth</a>. That's about 30 times the distance between Earth and the moon, and about as close as comets ever get, but nowhere close enough to be dangerous. However, it is in the sweet spot to make it appear to be brighter than most comets.</p><p>Recently <a href="https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap181115.html" target="_blank">featured on NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day</a>, Comet 46P/Wirtanen is already the brightest comet in the night sky and is predicted to be bright enough to be seen with the naked eye during the holiday season. Comets rarely get bright enough to see without telescopes, so this is a rare chance to cross comets off your celestial bucket list.</p><h2>What is the Christmas Comet?</h2><p>Known to astronomers as 46P/Wirtanen, it's what's called a short-period comet because it enters the solar system to orbit the sun every five and a half years. Compare that to Halley's Comet, which only appears in the solar system every 88 years. First discovered in 1948 by American astronomer Carl Wirtanen at the <a href="https://www.ucolick.org/main/visit/info.html">Lick Observatory</a> on Mount Hamilton near San Jose, California, 46P/Wirtanen is about to make its brightest, closest approach for the next 20 years.</p><h2>When to see the Christmas Comet</h2><p>Although it's been visible to those with telescopes and powerful binoculars for a few weeks, 46P/Wirtanen will be both at its brightest, and most easily found, on and around Dec. 16, 2018. That's because on that date 46P/Wirtanen reaches what astronomers call perihelion, when it’s nearest to the sun, so it has the maximum amount of sunlight reflecting from it. It may reach a visual magnitude +4 or maybe even +3, which means that it will be easily visible to the naked eye.</p><h2>How to find the Christmas Comet in the night sky</h2><p>Although it won't be made any easier by the strong moonlight in mid-December, it should not be too hard to find 46P/Wirtanen if you know where to look, and when. It will change position in the sky significantly each night because it’s so close to Earth. The easiest way is to use planetarium apps like <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sky-guide/id576588894?mt=8" target="_blank">Sky Guide</a> and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-walk-2-night-sky-map/id892279069?mt=8" target="_blank">Star Walk 2</a>, which contain the exact position of comets, including 46P/Wirtanen. However, it will also help if you know roughly where to look in the night sky.</p><h2>How to find the Christmas Comet with the naked eye</h2><p>The key to finding 46P/Wirtanen on the night of Dec. 16 from the northern hemisphere is to locate the constellation of Orion in the southeastern sky. Find the three famous stars of Orion's Belt, and follow a line from the lowest to the highest star, and on to an unmistakably bright red star, Aldebaran in Taurus. Go the same distance again and you'll see the Pleiades star cluster (also called the Seven Sisters), which is so bright you will probably have already noticed it as a bright smudge in the corner of your eye. 46P/Wirtanen will be just below the Pleiades, slightly to the left.</p><h2>How to find the Christmas Comet on Christmas Night</h2><p>If you want to find 46P/Wirtanen on Christmas Night, perhaps with a new telescope, it will be higher in the sky very close to the bright star Capella in Auriga. The easiest way is to look on Dec. 23, when 46P/Wirtanen will be just below Capella. A couple of days later, it will have moved slightly to the northeast, but if you've already observed it, it should be much easier for you to find it again.</p><h2>How best to observe the Christmas Comet</h2><p>46P/Wirtanen won't be the brightest-ever comet, but with luck, it will be bright enough to see with the naked eye. Of course, there's no guarantee. You can maximize its brightness by observing from a dark sky site where there's no light pollution. However, the easiest way of making sure you see it is to use any pair of binoculars. Your peripheral vision is more sensitive to brightness, so when you do find 46P/Wirtanen, try looking just to the side of it. If you want to make sure you get the best possible view of 46P/Wirtanen, find your local astronomy club using <a href="https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-clubs-organizations/" target="_blank">Sky &amp; Telescope's Astronomy Clubs Near Me tool</a>. Amateur astronomers are sure to be out with their telescopes looking for this special Christmas Comet.</p><h2>How to live-stream the Christmas Comet</h2><p>The Virtual Telescope Project, a group of remotely accessible robotic telescopes, is hosting a live online observation called <a href="https://www.virtualtelescope.eu/2018/11/07/wirtanen-the-christmas-2018-comet-live-online-observation-12-and-17-dec-2018" target="_blank">"Wirtanen, the Christmas 2018 comet"</a> on Dec. 12 and 16.</p>
Categories: Travel

BBC Business News Feed: Virgin Galactic aims to reach space for first time

Business Now Mag - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:41
Sir Richard Branson's firm says its latest spaceship test flight will "aim to fly higher and faster".
Categories: Business

Virgin Galactic aims to reach space for first time

BBC Business News - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:41
Sir Richard Branson's firm says its latest spaceship test flight will "aim to fly higher and faster".
Categories: Business

Virgin Galactic aims to reach space for first time

BBC Business News Feed - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:41
Sir Richard Branson's firm says its latest spaceship test flight will "aim to fly higher and faster".
Categories: Business

Audi to unveil latest infotainment system at CES 2019

Auto Express News Feed - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:15
News 13 Dec, 2018

Audi to display “mobile movie theatre” style entertainment system, which will eventually work with its automated driving technology

Categories: Cars

Time Out to launch London market at LCR's Waterloo development

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:15
LCR has secured a 32,500 sq ft pre-let for a new Time Out Market to anchor its £200m London Waterloo development.
Categories: Property

New 450kW EV charger from BMW and Porsche is as fast as filling up with petrol

Auto Express News Feed - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:09
News 13 Dec, 2018

BMW and Porsche’s prototype 450kW FastCharge unit can give 62 miles of range in just three minutes, once vehicle technology catches up

Categories: Cars

Big Yellow makes £28m New Malden buy

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:04
Big Yellow has exchanged contracts to acquire the Wyvern Industrial Estate in New Malden, London for £28m.
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BBC Business News Feed: Bonmarché shares halve after sales slump

Business Now Mag - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:03
The clothing firm's shares fell 50% at one point as it warns it could make a full-year loss of £4m.
Categories: Business

Bonmarché shares halve after sales slump

BBC Business News Feed - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:03
The clothing firm's shares fell 50% at one point as it warns it could make a full-year loss of £4m.
Categories: Business

Bonmarché shares halve after sales slump

BBC Business News - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:03
The clothing firm's shares fell 50% at one point as it warns it could make a full-year loss of £4m.
Categories: Business

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