Alabama Opens as No. 1 Recruiting Class of 2023

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Sports Illustrated

By John Garcia Jr. Ohio State, Notre Dame, Texas and Georgia round out the top five to open the team recruiting ranking. College football’s summer on the recruiting trail featured another drove of official visit windows in June and even more verbal commitments in the month of July. It’s fitting the initial Sports Illustrated class recruiting ranking would debut after the summer dust settles and as the calendar flips to August–always an unofficial signal that America’s favorite sport is set to return at every level. This year, it appears there was an acceleration in the volume department for ma… Read More “Alabama Opens as No. 1 Recruiting Class of 2023”

College Football’s 25 Most Intriguing Coaches of 2022

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Sports Illustrated

By Pat Forde Whether they’re taking over a new program or feeling the pressure at an old one, these names are ones to watch this fall. The college football Most Intriguing lists are back once again, either by popular demand or sheer force of habit. First off, the 25 Most Intriguing Coaches for the 2022 season (with the usual caveat that “most intriguing” and “best” are not the same thing). 1. Lincoln Riley, USC. Riley’s sudden and surprising move to Los Angeles set off an eruption of excitement among Trojans fans and a corresponding aftershock of anger in Norman, Okla., where they are not accu… Read More “College Football’s 25 Most Intriguing Coaches of 2022”

Uber reports loss, but beats income expectations

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AFP

San Francisco (AFP) – Uber reported better-than-expected revenue on Tuesday, fueled by strong demand for its ride-hailing and food delivery services that have drawn a surge in drivers looking to offset inflation’s bite. Revenue more than doubled to $8.1 billion in the three months through June, a 105 percent increase, at a time when many tech companies are struggling to navigate global economic turbulence. Still, the firm posted a net loss of $2.6 billion, but investors shrugged it off and shares closed up about almost 19 percent on Wall Street. Uber primarily attributed the loss to the fallin… Read More “Uber reports loss, but beats income expectations”

The Daily Checkout: Elevate Your Athleisure Aesthetic With This Outdoor Voices Dress — Shop Now

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OK Magazine

All products featured on OK! Magazine are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, OK! Magazine may earn an affiliate commission. Welcome to The Daily Checkout, a new, daily series where our editors share their favorite beauty and fashion products. From tried-and-true makeup staples to newly-tested items we already adore, we’ll be breaking down what we love and why — for the sake of fashion itself. Looking to take your athleisure aesthetic to the next level? Look no further than Outdoor Voices’ Cross Back Dress, which has served as a comf… Read More “The Daily Checkout: Elevate Your Athleisure Aesthetic With This Outdoor Voices Dress — Shop Now”

Strong N.America sales boost Starbucks results despite China hit

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AFP

New York (AFP) – Starbucks reported lower quarterly profits Tuesday despite higher sales, as strong demand and price increases in North America mitigated the hit from Chinese lockdowns. Executives from the US coffee giant pointed to torrid growth in its home market that helped produce record quarterly revenues, even as operations in its biggest Chinese markets were halted for much of the quarter. The contrasting performance was starkly apparent in the numbers, with North American comparable sales jumping nine percent, while China’s slumped 44 percent. Profit for the quarter ending June 27 was … Read More “Strong N.America sales boost Starbucks results despite China hit”

The customer service revolution: How personalised journeys are the key to success

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CIO

Consumers now expect personalised customer service experiences, whereby a connection or app retains personal details in order to deliver tailored messaging, offers, and relevant products. Meeting these digitally-driven demands is crucial if brands want to keep pace and maintain their competitive edge. Businesses, after all, are built on the success of their customer service, yet ensuring a truly personalised customer journey is no easy feat in the post-pandemic age. With a new generation of customers looking to operate on emerging channels – such as social media platforms and digital messaging se… Read More “The customer service revolution: How personalised journeys are the key to success”

Who is Viktor Bout, arms dealer linked to swap for Americans held by Moscow?

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Reuters

By Felix Light LONDON (Reuters) – The life of Viktor Bout, the Russian arms dealer jailed in the United States and linked to a possible swap for two U.S. citizens detained by Moscow, sometimes reads like a far-fetched spy thriller. Variously dubbed “the merchant of death” and “the sanctions buster” for his ability to get around arms embargoes, Bout, 55, was one of the World’s most wanted men prior to his 2008 arrest on multiple charges related to arms trafficking. For almost two decades, Bout became the World’s most notorious arms dealer, selling weaponry to rogue states, rebel groups and murd… Read More “Who is Viktor Bout, arms dealer linked to swap for Americans held by Moscow?”

Movie review: ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ an impressive, cutting look at modern existence

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Tribune News Service

From the sticky, slippery opening frames of “Bodies Bodies Bodies,” director Halina Reijn lets the audience know that we’re in for one silly-smart and deeply self-aware roller-coaster ride. This blackly comic horror riff is heavy on the social satire and sprinkled with scares, as Reijn, along with writers Sarah DaLappe and Kristen Roupenian (who contributed the screenplay and story, respectively), have intelligently pulled together and reinterpreted traditional horror tropes in order to send up the youth of today. The result is a horror film that’s a true triple threat: stunning, smart and wil… Read More “Movie review: ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ an impressive, cutting look at modern existence”

Not enough women: miners meet in Australia under a cloud after sexism report

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Reuters UK

By Praveen Menon KALGOORLIE, Australia (Reuters) – A top mining conference kicked off in West Australia this week with an address by global investor and economist Dambisa Moyo, the first woman to deliver the keynote in the forum’s three decade history. Yet while Moyo had top billing, she is one of only five women out of 71 speakers due to address the event in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, a fact that has not gone down well with some delegates at a time when the mining industry faces scrutiny for a perceived culture of sexism. “There are more speakers who have the name Peter, Mark and James than there ar… Read More “Not enough women: miners meet in Australia under a cloud after sexism report”

What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been for Rock Concert Promoter Peter Shapiro

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InsideHook

By Evan Bleier A day after the Fourth of July in 2015 at Soldier Field in Chicago, the core four members of the Grateful Dead who carried on following the death of Jerry Garcia in 1995 — Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart — ended their time together as a working band during the final show of that summer’s Fare Thee Well tour. Peter Shapiro, who had the trajectory of his life change after seeing the Dead as a film student at Northwestern in March of 1993 at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois (about 25 miles away from the band’s final show in Chicago), had organized Far… Read More “What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been for Rock Concert Promoter Peter Shapiro”