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29 апреля, 08:49

По морям, по волнам

Новый сезон круизной и паромной навигации обещает стать рекордным для Санкт-Петербурга. Спрос уверенно растет как среди российских, так и среди зарубежных туристов. Факторы, его подкрепляющие, различны, но в целом понятны. А кто из операторов наиболее качественно ответит на запросы туристов, нарастив свое присутствие на рынке, – вопрос пока открытый

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28 апреля, 09:53

Why Is Carnival (CCL) Up 2.7% Since the Last Earnings Report?

Carnival (CCL) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

27 апреля, 07:48

LNG поможет уменьшить избыток газа на рынках

Уже к 2020 году численность флота, работающего на сжиженном природном газе, может достичь 200 судов. Когда крупнейшая российская судоходная компания «Совкомфлот» спустит на воду в 2018 году четыре новых танкера типа Aframax, они будут не только перевозить по 600 тыс. тонн нефти в голландский Роттердам, но и станут надеждой для всего сектора производства сжиженного газа. Дело в том, что эти суда станут первыми танкерами, работающими на сжиженном природном газе (LNG).

25 апреля, 19:16

Trump Inauguration Admits Errors, Vows To Correct Numerous Faulty Donor Records

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee acknowledged late Monday that a final report it filed with the Federal Election Commission this month was riddled with errors, many of which were first identified through a crowdsourced data project at HuffPost. “We plan to amend our report to reflect any changes that we have become aware of, including many of those donor records or technical glitches that we have recently become aware of, as is common practice with FEC reporting,” an inaugural committee spokesman, Alex Stroman, said Monday evening. The inaugural committee raised more than $100 million for Trump’s Jan. 20 festivities, which included two inaugural balls that drew a combined total of about 30,000 guests. The fundraising set new records. But according to Brendan Fischer, counsel to the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center, “it doesn’t seem that any real effort was made to collect the information that is very clearly required by law.” The scores of mistakes contained in the more than 500-page FEC filing can largely be traced to a fundraising and ticketing system the Republican Party introduced this year, which provided special online access codes to Trump supporters.  The access codes, mailed out in early January, entitled recipients to buy tickets, at $50 each, to the larger of Trump’s two inaugural balls. Within days, a secondary market for the access codes had sprung up, with some people asking their friends for codes, and others buying them on Ebay. No two access codes were the same, and each code was good for a specific number of tickets, like rides at a carnival. Some codes were good for only two passes, while others were good for 100. But each code was tied to a specific address, meaning that if it was passed to someone else, that person’s name would be on the disclosure alongside the original code recipient’s address.  A Trump supporter who spoke to HuffPost Monday described how she used four different access codes ― each belonging to a different friend ― to purchase $400 worth of ball tickets. “People who donated to Trump got these written fancy invitations, inviting them to the inauguration, with a cover letter that said, ‘Here’s an access code,’ and you had to enter a PIN,” she said. “We needed an access code so we could get a ticket to the inauguration and the ball. We used that access code, but it wasn’t a donation. It was a ticket price,” said the woman, who requested anonymity because her job prohibits her from making political contributions. “The inauguration website did not request my street address when I purchased the tickets, even though I paid for the tickets using my credit card,” she continued. “I also listed the individual name of each ticket holder and their email address for delivery of their ball tickets.” According to available records, none of those names was submitted to the FEC as a Trump inauguration donor. Instead, the final report submitted by the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee this month said the original donor made eight donations of $50 each, using four different addresses. That such errors made their way into the official inauguration committee filing suggests that the committee failed to perform even basic checks to ensure that its record-keeping was accurate, a requirement under FEC guidelines. “Even in light of the diminished reporting required by inaugural committees as opposed to campaigns, it doesn’t seem that they’ve done the basic reporting required by the FEC,” said Fischer. “These are not new rules, and this looks like negligence.” These simple-looking errors in mailing addresses were first identified by volunteer fact-checkers as part of the Citizen Sleuth Project, which originated at HuffPost. By building a public and shared spreadsheet of Trump’s inauguration donors, accessible here, Citizen Sleuth was able to crowdsource the fact-checking part of investigating Trump’s inaugural donor records, With the help of more than 1,000 volunteers, a trove of detailed information was created about the more than 1,500 donations to Trump’s inaugural committee. Fischer said the errors exposed by the Citizen Sleuth volunteers raise doubts about whether the Trump inauguration did basic due diligence, as required by law. By linking individual donations to the mailing address of the access code ― which was easy to pass around ― and not the address of the actual donor ― the Trump inaugural committee effectively created an alternate universe of donors records, he noted. Fischer also said ticket buyers should have been better informed that the inauguration committee was reporting ticket purchases as political contributions.  “They should have been told that if they made an aggregate contribution of more than $200, their name would be reported to the FEC,” he said. Stroman said the inauguration committee didn’t try to trick ticket buyers into thinking that they weren’t making political contributions that would be reported to the FEC. The donation webpage included all the required information, he noted, and if people failed to read it, the fault lay with them, not with the Trump inauguration. But for the donor who bought tickets for her friends, even a revised FEC report would leave her feeling deceived, she said. She considered her tickets a purchase ― not a political donation. This was an important distinction for her, because of the donations restrictions of her job. She pointed to a press release from the Trump inauguration that described tickets to the ball as “the most affordable in recent history,” and available to anyone “who inquired about purchasing tickets.” Stroman said the confusion was unfortunate.  “We only know what the donor gives us and our [data] vendor gives us, so it’s always a positive thing to be informed of errors in any report, so that records can be updated, and ultimately, can provide an accurate account of what happened, for posterity,” he said. While the inaugural committee is now investigating a number of donor records, other records with questionable disclosure information have been resolved after the committee’s review of its own financial documents. That includes a donation of $25,000 that appeared to have been made in the name of Katherine Johnson, a former NASA mathematician who was a character in the biopic “Hidden Figures.” The listing included an address at NASA headquarters, from which Johnson has been retired for decades. After the donation was first reported by The Intercept, Johnson’s family quickly denied that Johnson had ever made such a donation. Trump inaugural committee officers sought Monday to clear up the reason for the incorrect reporting. “We have the highest respect for Ms. Johnson and her distinguished service to our country,” Stroman said. “Unfortunately, an error was made that wrongly attributed a donation to the committee to someone with a NASA address instead of the donor’s true address, which was in California. We apologize to Ms. Johnson and her family for any confusion or stress this may have caused.” Another mysterious donation that has since been resolved came from “Isabel T. John,” a donor who gave $400,000 to the Trump inauguration but whose identity was difficult to trace. The FEC requires that committees collect a name and address for each donor giving more than $200. Isabel John’s address was an empty lot in New Jersey. After this was brought to the attention of the committee, Stroman said, “our compliance staff went through every record by hand, and found that this donation was mistakenly attributed to an Isabel T. John, instead the donor’s name, which is Isabel Tonelli.” Isabel and John Tonelli are the real donors, he added. The donation was made by wire transfer from Citibank which used the address of 111 Sylvan Ave. in Englewood, New Jersey, to facilitate the transfer.   Sign up for the HuffPost Must Reads newsletter. Each Sunday, we will bring you the best original reporting, long form writing and breaking news from The Huffington Post and around the web, plus behind-the-scenes looks at how it’s all made. 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25 апреля, 02:58

Is North Korea About to Test a Nuclear Weapon or ICBM?

Ryan Pickrell Security, Asia What will happen?  The U.S. and its allies are bracing themselves for possible provocations as North Korea gears up for a major national holiday. North Korea will celebrate the 85th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Army Tuesday. North Korea marked its most recent holiday, the 105th anniversary of the birth of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, on April 15 with a massive military parade, a video featuring a simulated nuclear strike on an American city, and a missile test. Balloons and carnival games apparently just aren’t good enough for young dictator Kim Jong Un. (This first appeared on the Daily Caller Foundation’s site here.) More provocations may come as the North celebrates the founding of the military. President Donald Trump spoke with both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Sunday night in emergency calls focused on the threat posed by North Korea. The Japanese prime minister described the conversation as “intense.” “The North Korean nuclear and missile problem is an extremely serious security threat,” Abe told reporters in Tokyo after the phone conversation with Trump, the Associated Press reports. South Korea’s Defense Ministry has stated that the North appears prepared to conduct “strategic provocations” at any time. The South Korean military has been instructed to maintain an “immediate response posture.” Read full article

22 апреля, 02:55

Failing Malls Turn Empty Parking Lots Into Carnivals To Generate Cash

It should come as no surprise that America's malls, the wonderlands of the 80s, are in big trouble.  After slowly losing market share to online competition for years, brick-and-mortar retailers have finally succumb to changing consumer habits which has resulted in a massive surge in bankruptcies and store closings. Of course, as we've pointed out before, mall owners have tried just about everything to fill their empty spaces including the addition of grocery stores, doctors' offices and even high schools.  But while most mall owners have been trying to figure out how to fill up the inside of their stores, they apparently overlooked another very 'valuable' asset:  their empty parking lots. With customer traffic sagging, U.S. retail landlords are using their sprawling concrete lots to host events such as carnivals, concerts and food-truck festivals. They’re aiming to lure visitors with experiences that can’t be replicated online -- and then get them inside the properties to spend some money.   “Events draw people to come to the shopping center,” said Keith Herkimer, whose company, KevaWorks Inc., is working with big landlords including GGP Inc. and Simon Property Group Inc. to produce outdoor events. “They generate revenue for the owner and offer a chance for cross-promotion, so they can try and drive more customers into the stores.”   The idea, obviously, is to attract customers for experiences that can't be replicated online with a focus on everything from movies nights to carnivals. Retail landlords have already made a push toward experience-driven offerings by adding restaurants, movie theaters and activity centers for children. Many malls are also adding rotating stores around for only a short time -- known as pop-up shops -- that are meant to attract young customers who see shopping as an event.   Now, events are reaching beyond the malls themselves. Herkimer’s task is to bring crowds to parking lots with events that generate as much as $60,000 a week for mall owners from the largest outdoor events.   The idea is gaining traction. Next month, Simon Property is having the first carnival in its Round Rock Premium Outlets parking lot, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Austin, Texas. Similar events are being held for the first time at locations such as Central Mall in Port Arthur, Texas, managed by Jones Lang LaSalle Inc., and a Cheyenne, Wyoming, mall owned by CBL & Associates Properties Inc. In July, Simon Property’s Orland Square Mall, southwest of Chicago, will be holding its first parking-lot food-truck festival, with plans for live music performances, Herkimer said.   Meanwhile, REIT investors are finally starting to understand that while carnivals may help to pay the electricity bills of America's malls they do little to help generate a return on the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of retail square footage that lies empty inside the stores.

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21 апреля, 19:00

The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ recipes for asparagus

Spring has sprung, so gorge on those gorgeous green spears while their short season lasts. But don’t just stick to boiled or steamed and buttered: turn them into soup and risotto, tooThe arrival of the first asparagus each year means spring is in full swing, which is a boon for the smart cook. The markets will fill with wave upon wave of summer garlic, peas, courgettes, beans, berries, aubergine, tomatoes and so on, an ever-changing carnival of produce that goes on until the end of the year. The variety is brilliant. It’s worth going to a market even it’s only once a month, just for the sheer pleasure of seeing all this laid out in front of you. And if you’re clever about what you buy, and when, markets can be cheaper than supermarkets, too. Here, I am making the most of asparagus with a delicate chilled soup scented with dill and mint, and as the star of the show in a rich, sumptuous risotto. Continue reading...

20 апреля, 14:00

The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times by Xan Brooks review – a dark, enchanted debut

Set in the aftermath of the first world war, this is a twisted fairytale populated by wounded servicemen, establishment radicals and a ‘discount Aleister Crowley’It’s 1923. Lucy Marsh and her friend Winifred, mid-teenagers from an enclave of dying pubs and dead industries in north-east London, find themselves effectively sold into prostitution by their families. Once a week in Epping Forest they meet with and service four bizarrely wounded ex‑servicemen who have given arms, legs, hands and faces for their country in the recent world war. Lucy isn’t sure if they’re named after Dorothy’s companions in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, or if the characters in the story were named after them. The “funny men” seem as decent as they are damaged, puzzled to the point of inarticulacy by the things that have happened to them. But though they’re shy they know what they’ve lost – homes, wives, children, physical comfort, any sense of themselves as welcome in the society that sent them to fight – and they know what they want, at least from Lucy and Winifred.Xan Brooks’ first novel quickly normalises both the bizarreness and the unspoken brutality of the situation. Much of this depends on Lucy’s adaptability: throughout, she treats her clients – and indeed everyone she meets – with a kind of bemused generosity. The reader is less tempted. The funny men subsist on the charity of “the Pink Earl”, an establishment radical, and his vile son Rupert Fortnum-Hyde, whose 5,000-acre estate “rolls out on either side of the river Lea”. Their holdings include “a sugar estate in Jamaica, 12 London townhouses and an ongoing stake in the British South Africa Company”. Despite this, both conceive of themselves somehow as socialists; in addition the son presents himself as an experimentalist of human beings, a force for modernity and change. He surrounds himself with a permanent carnival of jazz musicians, confused interwar intellectuals, a “discount Aleister Crowley” who has somehow failed to monetise the ability to conjure genuine flames from his fingertips, and a female north African camel called Edith. Everyone but the camel, including Lucy and Winifred, is plied with vast quantities of cocaine, “a drug for action, a drug for doers”, the “taste of the future” – although their only future is to be abandoned the moment Fortnum-Hyde becomes bored. Continue reading...

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18 апреля, 15:27

Американские пенсионеры совершили более 100 круизов на одном и том же лайнере

Пара из США со времени своего выхода на пенсию совершила более 100 круизов на одном и том же судне. Во время этих морских путешествий Бернард и Дженис Каффари все время передвигались на лайнере Carnival Sensation, рассчитанном на 2 056 пассажиров. При этом в 90 процентах случаев они выбирали одну и ту же каюту.

17 апреля, 23:43

Top Research Reports for Alphabet, Amgen & Lowe's

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10 апреля, 16:22

Carnival Ups Dividend by 14%, Extends Share Buyback Program

Carnival announced a 14% hike in the company???s quarterly dividend and extended share repurchase program up to $1 billion.

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10 апреля, 12:00

Mulholland Drive: David Lynch’s masterpiece is a wide-open work of art

Back in cinemas this week, the 2001 carnival of dream logic is beyond interpretation – which is why it’s the director’s best filmWe’ve had ups and downs over the years, David Lynch and I. I first encountered him in 1981, the pre-VCR age, when moviegoing could still be a real adventure. I was a teenage movie nut with a new driver’s licence, and my first solo motoring venture was to see Eraserhead at a midnight screening in Baltimore, 50 miles away. Stumbling out in the early hours, I felt like I’d just looked inside the Big Wotsit from Kiss Me Deadly: my mind had been cosmically scoured. I bought an Eraserhead T-shirt that week, and didn’t take it off for four years. I was smitten. Related: Mulholland Drive leads the pack in list of 21st century's top films Continue reading...

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10 апреля, 08:47

Just my type: how Cooper Black became 2017's most fashionable font

Everyone from Topshop to Whistles is offering T-shirts adorned with the goofy typeface – subliminally referencing the 70s, sitcoms and, ahem, easyJetIt started with an Instagram post. When French online-only retailer Sézane launched its T-shirts, featuring the words “l’amant” written in the typeface Cooper Black, a very modern love affair was sparked between high-street fashion and this most goofy of typefaces. It has been a whirlwind: Topshop now sells a T-shirt that reads “Femme forever” across it in Cooper Black, Pull and Bear’s version reads “Babe with power vibes” and Whistles has one that says “Eh oui” in Cooper Black-inspired letters. It has become the most fashionable font of 2017.Fashion’s affairs with typefaces have been many – from the Didone styles of Vogue to the sans serifs favoured by Chanel, Commes des Garçons and Fendi. But Cooper Black, described in the graphic design industry’s Eye Magazine as, “as eye-catching as a charging bull and as expressive as carnival barker”, doesn’t have the sleek lines or sophistication you might expect from a sartorial squeeze. For Sarah Hyndman, author of Why Fonts Matter, its round shapes make it “look like a typeface that someone is blowing up like bubblegum – it looks ready to pop.” Continue reading...

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09 апреля, 12:00

Grazie mille, maestro: Monteverdi’s Venice

The 450th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi’s birth is the cue for a year of music in his home townA raunchy Beyoncé video blaring from a tiny bar’s TV might seem an unlikely backdrop for an earnest discussion on the intricacies of reconstructing music from 400 years ago – but this is Venice, where sex and melody have always been close, and the composer we are talking about is Claudio Monteverdi. The first composer to break through convention and display the true nature of humanity, he will be celebrated around the world this year, the 450th anniversary of his birth.Sipping his Spritz under the glaring screen is today’s manifestation of Monteverdi – Marco Gemmani, maestro di cappella of the basilica of San Marco, the job Monteverdi held from 1613 until his death in 1643. We had stopped for a drink after he had given a rare tour of the singing galleries of the great basilica, a manifestation of the meeting of east and west. A Byzantine glory, it is covered in ancient mosaics and floored in dazzling Cosmati marble, and is as much a symbol of Venice as bobbing gondolas and creepy carnival masks. Continue reading...

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07 апреля, 17:39

Carnival board approves additional $1 billion share buyback

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07 апреля, 17:39

Carnival raises quarterly dividend to 40 cents a share vs. 35 cents

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03 апреля, 14:58

Bastian Schweinsteiger forgets the World Cup and shines on MLS debut

The World Cup winner’s arrival at Chicago Fire was overshadowed by a bemusing press conference but he was all business on the fieldThe Chicago Fire are now one point closer to the World Cup. Or at least that was the running joke this week as MLS teams decided to fully embrace comedy in honor of April Fool’s Day. The week-long carnival started on Wednesday when Bastian Schweinsteiger was asked in his inaugural press conference if he believed the Fire could win the World Cup. A media officer scurried in to intercede, clarifying that the reporter in question, Derek Henkle, must have meant the Club World Cup, a trophy Chicago could conceivably win, or at least play for. Continue reading...

02 апреля, 09:57

Франция: карнавальное чучело взорвалось и поранило людей

Взрыв на карнавале во Франции, в коммуне Вильпент неподалеку от Парижа. Ранения и ожоги получили 18 человек, в том числе трое детей. Пять человек были госпитализированы. Взрыв произошел в тот момент, когда местные жители собрались наблюдать за кульминацией ежегодного действа, - сжиганием чучела господина Карнавала на костре. Власти позже заявили, что все дело, вероятно, в неправильном обращении с бензином, который был использован для огненного аттракциона. Никаких следов теракта в полиции не… ЧИТАТЬ ДАЛЕЕ: http://ru.euronews.com/2017/04/02/france-several-injured-after-carnival-blast euronews: самый популярный новостной канал в Европе. Подписывайтесь! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=euronewsru euronews доступен на 13 языках: https://www.youtube.com/user/euronewsnetwork/channels На русском: Сайт: http://ru.euronews.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/euronews Twitter: http://twitter.com/euronewsru Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/101036888397116664208/100240575545901894719/posts?pageId=101036888397116664208 VKontakte: http://vk.com/ru.euronews