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London the starting line as Adidas laces up robotic shoe run

LONDON (Reuters) – Adidas has launched the first of six planned city-themed running shoe models in London as it capitalizes on its first Speedfactory, which it has opened in Germany and equipped with time-saving robotics. Adidas plans to use the factory – and another due to open soon in Atlanta, Georgia, to produce small batches designed for particular markets, and ultimately for individual consumers, in contrast to mass production runs ordered months in advance. The idea is to respond faster to fashion trends and offer more customization. After London itRead More

Weinstein Co board ousts Harvey Weinstein after harassment allegations

(Reuters) – The Weinstein Co has fired co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein, effective immediately, following reports of sexual harassment allegations against the executive, who was one of Hollywood’s biggest power brokers, the film production company said on Sunday. The departure leaves Weinstein’s brother Bob, a co-chairman, and chief operating officer David Glasser at the helm of the company. The board of directors made the decision “in light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days,” the company said in an emailed statement, adding thatRead More

Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight drives record betting month

Nevada sportsbooks won $33.9 million in August, an all-time high for the month that was bolstered by the Floyd Mayweather- Conor McGregor fight. Nevada Gaming Control officials estimate that $65 million was wagered on Mayweather-McGregor, making it the most heavily bet boxing match in the state’s history. The sportsbooks kept roughly $15 million of the money bet when Mayweather defeated McGregor by technical knockout in the 10th round. Mayweather’s bout with Manny Pacquiao in May 2015 had been the most heavily bet fight, generating an estimated $50 million in bettingRead More

Oil and chemical spills from Hurricane Harvey big, but dwarfed by Katrina

NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) – More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the U.S. Coast Guard shows. The spills, clustered around the heart of the U.S. oil industry, together rank among the worst environmental mishaps in the country in years, but fall far short of the roughly 190,000 barrels spilled in Louisiana inRead More

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‘Pray for us’: Millions hunker down as deadly Irma slams into Florida

MIAMI/FORT MYERS, Fla (Reuters) – Millions of people huddled in shelters or battened-down homes in Florida on Sunday morning as Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, hit the state with 130-mph (210 kph) winds. The National Hurricane Center forecast potentially deadly storm surges – water driven ashore by the winds – of up to 15 feet (4.6 m) along some parts of the coast. As the storm made landfall on the Florida Keys archipelago off the tip of southern Florida, torrential rains andRead More

President Trump, Cabinet gathered for updates as Hurricane Irma neared Florida

As Hurricane Irma approached Florida on Saturday, President Donald Trump and members of his cabinet met at Camp David for an update on the storm delivered by Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. In remarks delivered to the cabinet at the beginning of the meeting, President Trump warned people to “get out of” Hurricane Irma’s way. “It’s a storm of enormous destructive power and I ask everyone on the storm path to heed all instructions. Get out of its way,” said Trump. “Property is replaceable butRead More

Trump urges Republicans to start tax reform immediately: Twitter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump urged fellow Republicans on Friday to begin work on tax reform legislation immediately, exhorting them to hurry up after two days in which he stunned members of his party with overtures to opposition Democrats. “Republicans must start the Tax Reform/Tax Cut legislation ASAP. Don’t wait until the end of September. Needed now more than ever. Hurry!” Trump wrote on Twitter. Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernewsRead More

Activist Tintori says she is barred from leaving Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) – Human rights activist Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuela’s best-known detained political leader, said on Saturday she had been barred from flying out of the country and summoned to a court hearing over cash found in her vehicle. “The dictatorship wants to stop us going on a very important international tour,” tweeted Tintori, showing a photo of herself at Maiquetia airport outside Caracas holding papers that said her departure was prohibited and passport confiscated. Tintori, whose husband, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, is under house arrest, frequently travelsRead More