Все знают, что компании, производящие беспилотники, вроде FedEx и UPS, падки на эффектные маркетинговые трюки. Но что происходит, когда все идет не так, как планировалось? Спросите у UPS, потому что они знатно опозорились во время демонстрации нового дрона-доставщика, да еще и перед кучей репортеров.
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Как сообщает портал Flightradar, грузовой самолёт компании Fedex, вылетевший из Парижа в Мемфис, вернулся в аэропорт "Шарль де Голль" вскоре после вылета. Причина не называется.
Search online for “cheapest way to move” and you’ll find a whole bunch of services that claim to haul boxes across the country for cheap. However, it can be tricky to know which of them to trust. We’ve found one company, however, that’s worth a shot for the mover with no furniture. It’s more affordable than many other services and doesn’t require renting a truck or packing a pod. The service is called Busfreighter, and it can ship a whole room’s worth of stuff from New York City to Los Angeles for about $160. That’s about as good as it gets. How it works: Busfreighter is a partner of Greyhound Package Express, a service that ships personal packages on Greyhound buses. You can ship any number of boxes with Busfreighter, but four or more will get you discount bulk prices: Busfreighter ships bulk orders for 70 cents per pound, whereas going directly through Greyhound costs nearly double the price at about $1.19 per pound, a phone representative told HuffPost. Other companies’ prices are even higher (more on that later). To use Busfreighter, simply pack your boxes and drop them off at a Greyhound terminal, or have Busfreighter pick them up at your door for an extra fee (about $45 for five boxes, but it varies). Wait three to 10 days, and voila! Your boxes have been bussed to your new city. Visit a Greyhound terminal to collect them, or have them delivered to your door for a fee. Who it works for: Busfreighter is best for people moving with boxes only, as its weight and height requirements won’t accommodate furniture. In order to score the lowest pricing, you should also be willing to drive to your nearest Greyhound bus terminal and wait three to 10 days for delivery. Why it’s good: Busfreighter’s closest competitors are Amtrak Express Shipping and FedEx. To compare them, we got quotes for a shipment of five large moving boxes weighing 40 pounds each on three different routes: New York City to Los Angeles, San Francisco to Austin and Chicago to Nashville. Busfreighter won out for a number of reasons, including... Cheap pricing: To ship five large boxes from NYC to L.A., Busfreighter quoted $161.60, Amtrak quoted $162 (a close second), and FedEx quoted $480.75. It should be noted that these Busfreighter and Amtrak prices require you to drop off and pick up your boxes at a bus or train station, whereas the FedEx quote is for drop-off at a FedEx location with the boxes delivered to your door (they also have an option for at-home pick-up, for an even higher price). But even if we opted for the most expensive door-to-door service with Busfreighter, it would cost $258.80, which is still cheaper than FedEx. More drop-off and delivery locations: We couldn’t get quotes for Amtrak shipments directly from San Francisco or to Nashville, because Amtrak only ships from neighboring Oakland and does not ship to Nashville, according to a phone representative. Busfreighter handled it just fine: San Francisco to Austin would cost $145.94 and take five to seven days (compared to FedEx’s $416 in four days), and Chicago to Nashville would cost $124.34 and take three days (compared to FedEx’s $226 in two days). Easiest to find a quote: Getting quotes for Amtrak required a long phone talk with a representative. You can quotes for FedEx Ground online, though you’ll need to set up a free account if you want them to pick up packages at your door. Busfreighter quickly gave quotes online. Do your homework: You can also find online quotes for fancier moving services like Pods and U-Pack, which have higher prices but come with perks like more truck space and potentially quicker delivery. If you’re moving furniture or want your belongings to arrive ASAP, you may want to choose one of them. But for the low-maintenance mover... well, you know our pick already. Happy moving! -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
«Коммерсантъ» в статье «Киев покончил с российским вливанием» пишет, что «дочкам» российских госбанков не стоит рассчитывать на развитие. «Для машино-мест не пришло время»: недвижимость нового вида пока плохо продается. «Евразийский союз обобщит бренды»: Белый дом готов подписать договор о товарных знаках. Как президент США будет выстраивать отношения с Киевом РБК пишет в статье под заголовком «Мы не знаем точно, что там происходит». Рейдерство стало самой частой причиной обращений предпринимателей в Генпрокуратуру, указывается в статье «Бизнес жалуется на захваты». Бумаги каких компаний стоит купить в расчете на дивиденды, рассказывается в статье «Эшелоны доходности». «Известия»: «Рубль переиграл Минфин». Начавшиеся закупки иностранной валюты не вызвали ожидавшегося экономистами ослабления курса. «Работу НКО в регионах упростят»: в администрации президента пересматривают процесс доступа к госфинансированию и получению статуса поставщика общественно полезных услуг. «"Единая Россия" проведет партийные праймериз всех уровней 28 мая»: партия утвердила регламент предварительного голосования, а также реформу партпроектов. «Газета.ru»: «Продуктовые карточки возвращаются». В России в 2017 году появятся электронные карты для обмена на продукты. «Рубль не заметил интервенций Минфина»: начало покупки валюты Минфином не отразилось на курсе доллара. «Погиб знаменитый участник "Своей игры"»: знаток из телепередачи Андрей Жданов найден мертвым. The Economist: «Глобализация в упадке. Логистические компании боятся возвращения жестких границ» (Globalisation in decline: Logistics companies fear the return of hard borders). Американская логистическая корпорация FedEx собирается усилить агитацию за свободную торговлю. «Медленная смерть лейбористов: привет из 2030 года» (The slow death of Labour: A dispatch from 2030). Автор предлагает сценарий возможного распада британской лейбористской партии. Bloomberg: «Goldman обнаружил единственный вариант, при котором Марин Ле Пен могла бы стать французским президентом» (Goldman Finds One Way Marine Le Pen Could Become French President). По оценкам Goldman Sachs, вероятность победы лидера ультраправой партии «Национальный фронт» Марин Ле Пен на президентских выборах во Франции крайне невелика. Однако ее шансы повышаются в случае очень низкой явки. «Сокращения нефтедобычи в ОПЕК привело к завершению торгового благоденствия у крупных нефтяных компаний» (OPEC Output Cuts End Big Oil’s Trading Bonanza). Прибыль крупных нефтяных компаний вроде Shell и BP заметно сократилась к концу 2016 г. The Wall Street Journal: «Саркози предстанет перед судом по поводу финансирования кампании» (Sarkozy to Stand Trial Over Campaign Financing). Бывший президент Франции Николя Саркози должен предстать перед судом по обвинению в нарушении правил финансирования предвыборной кампании в 2012 г. «Сирийский режим восстанавливает контроль и давит несогласие» (Syrian Regime Snuffs Out Dissent as It Reasserts Control). Оппозиционные активисты сообщают, что сирийское правительство по мере перезахвата территорий у повстанцев занимается подавлением несогласных.
Повышение рейтингов: Аналитики Raymond James повысили рейтинг акций FedEx (FDX) до уровня Outperform с Mkt Perform Снижение рейтингов: Аналитики Barclays снизили рейтинг акций Intl Paper (IP) до уровня Underweight с Equal Weight Прочее:Источник: FxTeam
Израильский концерн Israel Aerospace Industries модернизирует 20 транспортных самолетов Boeing 767 для компании Amazon.
DURING the day, Leipzig’s airport is quiet. It is at night that the airfield comes to life. Next to the runway a yellow warehouse serves as the global sorting hub for DHL, a delivery firm owned by Deutsche Post of Germany. A huge extension, which opened in October, means it can sort 150,000 parcels each hour, says Ken Allen, DHL’s CEO. It was built as business soared. But the express-delivery industry faces a new challenge: the return of trade barriers due to the protectionist bent of Donald Trump and because of Brexit. The slower-moving shipping and air-cargo business has long been in the doldrums as a result of slow overall growth in trade in recent years. Yet the rise of cross-border e-commerce has still meant booming business for express-delivery firms. On January 31st UPS revealed record revenues for the fourth quarter of 2016; FedEx and DHL are expected to report similarly buoyant results next month. Since 2008 half of the increase in express-delivery volumes has come from shoppers buying items online from another country. Falling trade barriers have greatly helped them. When DHL and FedEx were getting going, in the 1970s...
The news that Amazon plans to build its first air cargo hub at Northern Kentucky Airport is based on sound economics. When the 2-million-square-foot facility opens, it will reduce the company’s dependence on UPS and FedEx
Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) will build its first air cargo hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, investing around $1.5 billion.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc plans to invest $1.49 billion to build a large air cargo hub in northern Kentucky, state officials said on Tuesday, stoking expectations it may one day opt to directly compete with FedEx Corp and United Parcel Service Inc.
Ahead of its Feb. 6 issue, The New Yorker released a sneak peek of its upcoming cover ― a tribute to the Women’s March that attracted over 3 million protestors around the world. Familiar at first glance, the cover features a collared-shirt-clad woman flexing her arm in the style of Rosie the Riveter, the WWII-era feminist icon. Though a few details set this Rosie apart: She’s a woman of color, for starters. And instead of a bandana, she dons a “pussy hat,” the reigning symbol of the Jan. 21 march. Maine-based artist Abigail Gray Swartz created the image after attending a march in Augusta, at which she wore a hand-painted cape decorated with the words “Equality for Womankind.” The following week, Swartz decided to send her updated portrait of Rosie to The New Yorker unsolicited, not anticipating a response. It’d been a longtime dream to have her work accepted by the magazine, she told The Portland Press Herald. Unexpectedly, art editor Françoise Mouly responded asking Swartz to send a few more variations of Rosie. Seventy-two hours later, Swartz learned that her work had made the cover. A new image of feminism ― intersectional, DIY, unapologetically pink ― was solidified. Ahead of her cover’s official debut, we checked in with Swartz over email to learn more about her radical art, her dedication to activism, and why she believes the revolution will be handmade. Check out our interview below: What inspired you to revisit Rosie the Riveter? And what motivated you to update her in the ways that you did? I’m a knitter and I knit several pussy hats for myself and for my friends to wear to the [Women’s] March. Watching all of my friends and strangers sharing their Instagram stories of knitting hat after hat was incredible. The act of making the symbol brought unity to the event even before it began. Therefore, I knew that the hat would be a symbol of the woman’s movement. So on the Monday following the march, I sat down and started thinking about the art I wanted to make in response to my own experience on Saturday as well as the collective experience of women nationally and worldwide. I adored seeing the images flooding in of the sea of women (and men) in pink hats. So much pink! I saw a headline from a newspaper that read “She the People” and I thought, “She The People: The revolution will be handmade.” I started thinking how there was this effort on the part of women to create a symbol for the march. It felt reminiscent of World War II when women rationed silk stockings in order to have enough material for the soldiers’ parachutes. How women knit for the soldiers and filled in at the factories while the men were away at war. Just like how we are reclaiming the word “pussy,” the hat is also a symbol of our history in our country ― we are knitting something for the new “war effort” to fight for our rights as women. We are knitting for ourselves. As a result, I turned to Rosie as a symbol to convey the transformation we have taken from the times of WWII. I made Rosie a woman of color, because as an artist I feel it’s my job to paint diversity. I recently read how important it is for children, especially for children of color, to see images of Barack Obama in their schools. So I concluded, why not give girls of color, and everyone for that matter, an image of a Rosie with brown skin. It was just a no brainer ― I want to paint Rosie as a symbol of the Women’s March and she should look like this. When The New Yorker commissioned an image for “The March” issue, did [editors] ask for any visual details or messaging in particular? I actually reached out to Françoise Mouly of The New Yorker. My Rosa Parks portrait was in her Women’s March newspaper, Resist. I had this idea on Monday, quickly sketched it up, added some paint and sent it to them on a total whim. They got back to me and said yes, we’d like to see more sketches. So after emailing them multiple sketches, and two different finished portraits, they asked for me to send the art to them via FedEx on Wednesday night and they called me on Thursday night and said it was officially a “go” and they would release it on Friday. And I ugly cried and my kids were like, “Dad what’s wrong with Mom?” And he said, “It’s happy tears. This is a good thing, Your mom has wanted this for a long time.” So it’s been a whirlwind week career-wise. I’ve wanted to paint covers for The New Yorker for years, and here is my first cover, it’s a dream come true! Online, fans of the cover have already praised your illustration’s emphasis on the role of intersectionality in feminism. Have you been pleased with the ways fans have read into your work? Yes, I have been pleased. I’ve had women, like Adrienne Lawrence thank me on Instagram. And others have thanked me on Twitter. It’s been really nice. As a white woman, I am sensitive to the issues about race and the Women’s March. I was well aware of the need for inclusion. I agree that white women need to show up to the Black Lives Matter rallies. If one hurts, we all hurt. Plus it’s simply your moral obligation as a white woman to acknowledge your privilege and to use it to help others. It’s the rent you must pay. And, if we are going to get anywhere as a movement we must be united and that also means accepting all forms of feminism. It’s like what Maya Angelou said about the women’s movement, “The sadness of the women’s movement is that they don’t allow the necessity of love. See, I don’t personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.” That, to me, means inclusion and allowing for a variety of definitions of feminism. On your website, the “about” section describes you as an activist in your community. Can you tell me a little about the issues or organizations important to you? Why do you believe that engaging in activism on a local level is important? It’s a very overwhelming time for the majority of Americans (because remember, we are the majority!) so I believe it’s important to focus on our smaller communities. Locally is where we can have the most impact in an immediate way, by meeting our neighbors, supporting our refugee communities, banding together, and focusing on electing good people for the 2018 elections. I’m on several local committees ― a civics group of neighbors and activists who meet once a month and work on supporting our community’s civic issues, and I’m on the DSA [Democratic Socialists of America] civil liberties committee of Portland. In addition, I’m supporting my friend with her community project. She is starting a creative pilot program for Maine-based refugee women and their children to meet with local moms and their kids in a safe space to create with one another. The making activities will be a backdrop for the important work of sharing space, listening, healing and gathering together. [Editor’s Note: Those interested in getting involved or helping to fund the program can contact Swartz.] Beyond the New Yorker cover, what kinds of projects have allowed you to translate your belief in activism into art? I had the honor to paint the image for Lena Dunham’s election piece for Lenny Letter, that was really special. And I loved painting this piece for The New York Times about marriage equality. I’m hoping to do more murals this year of inspiring portraits within a variety of communities. What advice would you give to other artists who want to engage in activism or use their work to send a message? Become involved and show up! I keep a note on my phone where I jot down ideas as they come to me at rallies and during the times between the rallies. I also take a lot of pictures on my phone and then chew on the ideas until something sticks. You have to be a sponge. If you like something that crosses your path, take hold of it because you might find a way to use it later in a piece of work. I also love the saying by the artist Lisa Congdon: “The more work you make, the more work you’ll get.” It’s very true. I just manifested that this past week! Keep plugging away at the concept of the art piece or of the larger body of work. Do public art, work with other artists, build communities and dialogue. I loved seeing the “Love Wins” flyers plastered around Portland, Maine, on the morning of the inauguration. And then of course a good yarn bombing with pussy hats is always appropriate. To see more of Swartz’ artwork head to her Etsy shop or website. You can also follow her work on Instagram. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
United Parcel (UPS) reported lower-than-expected earnings in the quarter.