This week’s featured link: Aviation and the Media Survey There’s a lot of bad reporting out there about aviation, and now the American Aviation Institute is trying to get feedback on the aviation news media in this survey. This is meant for people who are close to the industry only. I’m not being compensated for this. I just hope that a healthy response with clear results could help to improve media coverage of this industry. (There’s always hope…) Two for the ...
The Chewing stick, popularly called ‘Pako‘ is very common in Nigeria. Image- Afrostyle Magazine   It’s commonly sold in Nigeria, for as little as 50 Naira. Image- Afrostyle Magazine   And we’re pretty sure you’ve seen an elderly person chewing one of these Image- Pinterest   Anyhoo, a European company has completely rebranded and reintroduced the ‘Pako’ stick and are calling it the Raw Toothbrush, full of ~ minerals and vitamins ~ Watch th...
For six years, Jason Hairston adamantly refused to raise any outside capital for his hunting gear company, Kuiu. He wanted to stay in control of the business and the brand. And frankly, he didn't need anyone's money. Kuiu, which sells hunting gear and apparel direct-to-consumer, brought in $2 million in revenue when it launched in 2011, doubling its sales each consecutive year after that. But in 2015, growth began to slow, primarily because the company was unable to keep up with demand. With cus...
China has defended how it handled trademark applications by the company of First Daughter Ivanka Trump, saying the matter was handled fairly and equally. Lu Kang, spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told reporters Wednesday that the country abides by the law and follows “the principle of giving equal protection to foreign trademark holders” when processing such applications, reports the Associated Press. Three of the five trademark applications that were appro...
The survey is part of Skift's year-long study that looks at U.S. traveler habits from a number of angles. SkiftSkift Take: Given all the hype of about messaging, it's eye-opening that only one out of eight American travelers say they have electronically chatted with a travel brand. — Sean O'Neill This week Facebook executives used their annual F8 conference to woo hotels, airlines, and other businesses into using the social network’s Messenger app as a place for them to communicate ...
Brandon Marshall, the Giants, and Showtime have not reconciled the wide receiver’s ability to appear on “Inside the NFL” this season, The Big Lead has learned. Per two sources close to the situation, Showtime has started to explore contingencies. The Giants practice on Tuesdays, which is when “Inside the NFL” tapes. A source close to Marshall says nothing definitive has been decided about whether he will appear on the program, or what the role would be. Maybe he c...
James Ellison claimed pole position for the second round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch this afternoon as the McAMS Yamaha rider obliterated the lap record, holding off Luke Mossey by 0.203s with Leon Haslam completing the front row. An incredibly close final session of qualifying started with Leon Haslam coming straight out on track first; the JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider setting the first 44 second lap of the weekend to set the benchmark for his rivals. Luke ...
Ready to greet the warmness of summer with a bit of tropical flair is this new sneaker release courtesy of Golden Goose Deluxe Brand. Renowned for its vintage-style worn in appeal, the Italian brand stays true to its identity with the revealing of the Golden Goose Sneakers Francy. Set to a subtle yellow color base, green-hued palm trees swarm the uppers with an eye-catching distressed top collar. Rounding out the design, is the signature brown star hitting the side, not to mention the smeared gr...
James Ellison topped the opening MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship free practice sessions at Brands Hatch today in spectacular style. The McAMS Yamaha rider smashed the existing fastest lap time of the 1.2-mile circuit in Kent in the opening session with a time of 45.097s to set the pace. Ellison was pushed all the way throughout the two sessions though, with both free practices seeing the top 18 covered by 0.9s. In the opening session Luke Mossey was able to get the better of defendi...
LEXINGTON, Ky. — John Calipari and Kentucky basketball fans are holding their breath after incoming 5-star freshman Jarred Vanderbilt went down with an apparent lower-leg injury with 36 seconds left in the Jordan Brand Classic, an all-star showcase, on Friday night. Vanderbilt had 17 points and 7 rebounds against some of the best high school players in America before crumpling as he drove to the basket late in the game. He was already clutching at the back of his right foot/ankle before he eve...
A DSLR is no longer the second-best-selling full-frame interchangeable lens camera brand -- that title now belongs to Sony and its mirrorless A7-series. Record sales have propelled the company into the top slot. The post Sony just took the number-two spot as top-selling full-frame camera brand appeared first on Digital Trends.
The recently Air Jordan 4-turned cozy trainer is back with some new flavors. Initially showcased in a simple black colorway, the Jordan Fly 89 silhouette is set to be offered in two upcoming grey and red-based options. Its forthcoming iterations stay true to the innovative aesthetic thanks to a sock-like upper hosting a neoprene materials. The Air Jordan 4's traditional wings make it to the model while resting atop of a speckled midsole for its finishing touches. There's no confirmed launch date...
A rendering of a hotel lobby, as depicted on the Scion Hotels' website. Trump Hotels was in talks to bring the Scion brand to Dallas but plans have fallen through. Trump Hotels/Scion Hotels Skift Take: ... And so the political blowback begins. — Deanna TingPlans have been shelved for a proposed Dallas hotel carrying the Trump Organization’s Scion brand, according to a city council member who met with the developer of the proposed $50-million project on Tuesday. Dallas councilman Philip Kin...
If you find yourself lamenting and going on about how “Nairobi hakuna pesa” speak for yourself son! Transport firm Multiple Group has been appointed the local dealer of British luxury car brand Bentley. This move comes to strengthen their presence in the local market seeing as they first set foot here in Kenya in 2014 with car brand Porsche. The first models of Bentley are set to arrive in June and already, five customers have made orders. The approximate price of a Bentley starts fr...
The Genesis GV80 concept is a hydrogen fuel cell SUV that charts an interesting new direction for Hyundai's luxury brand. Genesis is set to expand, and an SUV is almost certainly part of its plans. The post GV80 concept charts a new direction for Hyundai’s Genesis luxury brand appeared first on Digital Trends.
Proving yet another solid week in the realms of both fashion and footwear, the past several days have given way to a wide crop of notable collaborations and hyped sneaker drops. Since our last round up of Highly-Anticipated Product Releases, we’ve seen collaborative collections from Jeff Koons x Louis Vuitton, another from Stüssy and Champion, in addition to several noteworthy shoe releases. Here is a quick look at what is expected to hit shop shelves in the next few days. Call Me 917 Dover ...
Vice – the try-hard news site beloved by stoners and guys with tattoos – is considered revoltingly uncool by young people, a major survey of US teens has found. The “edgy” media outlet came second-last in a survey of 123 different brands, being thrashed by the likes of Sunglass Hut, Target and, erm, United Airlines. In fact, the only brand that Vice managed to beat was the Wall Street Journal, which hardly counts teenagers as its target audience.   Vice’s dia...
The GrabGas team in happier times. Photo credit: GrabGas. You might remember the GrabGas controversy back in September – the young Malaysian startup that hoped to digitize gas delivery in its home country. It ran into trouble when CTO Julian Ee quit the team in a huff over salary and equity disagreements, taking the tech he had developed with him. The incident brought to the surface allegations of the startup presenting false data to media as well as potential investors. Subsequently, telc...
Jordan Brand has used another classic signature silhouette to inspire one of its latest training models. This time around the Air Jordan 4 serves as the blueprint to the Jordan Fly 89. The sock-like model rests atop of a plush Lunarlon outsole with neoprene serving as the dominant material along its upper.The Air Jordan 4's traditional wings are used to bring its lacing system full circle while you'll also find the same heel tab as well. Its finished off with Jordan Branding on its tongue plus a...
Teenagers have spoken, and here's what's cool as of spring 2017: Nike is still the top clothing and shoe brand, but Adidas is quietly staging a comeback. Snapchat remains the top social network for teens’ attention, but Facebook's decline may not be as dramatic as some analysts had predicted. And Chick-fil-A has joined Starbucks at the top of teen's preferred restaurants. In the latest "Taking Stock With Teens" report, analysts at investment firm Piper Jaffray surveyed 5,500 teens with an ...