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25 октября, 18:10

«Мисс Исландия» отказалась худеть ради конкурса красоты и ушла

Возмутилась за всех женщин мира и хлопнула дверью, покинув проходящий в Лас-Вегасе финал конкурса Miss Grand International «Мисс Исландия» Арне Ир Йоунсдоуттир, известная по рекламе спортивного бренда Nike.

25 октября, 16:50

Under Armour (UA) Q3 Earnings, Revenues Top; View Intact

Under Armour, Inc. (UA) reported robust results in third quarter 2016.

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25 октября, 15:40

These Stylish Clothes Were Once Scraps On A Factory Floor

This article is part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” campaign, an ongoing project spotlighting the world’s waste crisis and how we can begin to solve it. This clothing company is taking others’ trash and turning it into treasure. Fashion brand Tonlé makes dresses, shirts and pants out of leftover material cast aside by large manufacturers. The company’s designers get fabrics from the “remnant” markets in Cambodia, where people sell textiles tossed by clothing factories after the cutting and trimming process, Tonlé founder Rachel Faller told The Huffington Post. Faller’s goal is to fight back against some of the fashion industry’s biggest ills: textile waste and unjust labor practices. Tonlé, which is based in Cambodia and sells its products internationally, employs Cambodian women, pays them a fair wage and allows them to work reasonable hours ― and it makes all its clothing without sending a single scrap to landfills.  “We’re a small company, a drop in the bucket,” Faller acknowledged, “but we can make a statement to the industry that we need to value the materials and the labor that went into them.” @artsyagnes says our voleak dress is her favorite, we're blushing ☺️! here's why: TONLE // DESIGN / This lovely Voleak dress from @tonledesign is my fave piece of clothing ever. It's perfect for fall and it goes with just about anything. You can wear it as a dress or a top with skinny jeans or even black leggings. This dress is made from remnant cotton jersey with 100% recycled materials and hand painted with water based inks. ♻️ / [email protected] / @elegancebyalex Styling: @beautyfulldsign Assistant: @mkmichellerene A photo posted by tonlé (@tonledesign) on Sep 19, 2016 at 2:05pm PDT Industry experts estimate that anywhere from 15 to 20 percent of material used to produce clothing ends up “on the cutting room floor” because it’s cheaper to toss than recycle, according to The New York Times. Large manufacturers might deem these scraps unusable because they look damaged or too small. When companies’ rejected cuttings are dumped in landfills, they decompose and release greenhouse gases, contributing to global warming.  In Cambodia, vendors who sell goods in local remnant markets can make arrangements with a factory to collect its scraps, or they can retrieve discards from factories’ outdoor trash bins. When Tonlé’s staff go to the markets, they’re searching for fabrics that will be easy to sew together without looking like they come from a bunch of different sources. “We focus on finding materials there will always be a lot of: cotton jersey, especially in black, grey, navy blue, cream,” said Faller, who previously lived in Cambodia and now oversees Tonlé from San Francisco. “We try to stick to simple colors and fabrics.”  After buying fabrics from the remnant markets, Tonlé staff use the largest pieces to cut into strips and make into garments. The smaller, leftover strips are handwoven into yarn” and then knit into new fabrics. Tonlé mixes the tiniest scraps with recycled paper to make its clothing tags. Founded in 2008, the company has been entirely “zero-waste” since 2014, according to Faller. This means none of the material used to produce its clothing is tossed in the trash. Tonlé is trying to do something that’s known as “closing the loop.” It’s cutting out waste by making new clothes from existing, recycled or used materials.   Some well-known apparel companies are experimenting with “closed loop” practices, as well. Fast-fashion giant H&M has an in-store collection program, which lets customers bring in previously purchased clothes to be recycled. Similarly, sportswear behemoth Nike says 71 percent of its footwear contains materials made from waste from its manufacturing process. But these efforts represent relatively small parts of huge companies that, overall, generate significant amounts of trash. Tonlé, by virtue of its small size, has been able to build its business around eliminating waste altogether. The company also wants to ensure its workers are getting a fair shake.  “My first priority was to hire women in Cambodia, providing good wages and good jobs,” Faller said. “In the garment industry, you have a lot of women working all night and then going home to try to take care of their kids.” Fashion companies are often called out for questionable labor practices in their sprawling supply chains. For instance, Western companies may source clothing from large factories or mills in developing countries, far from the markets where the finished products will be sold. In Cambodia, it’s not uncommon for garment workers to be overworked and underpaid.  It's ok, we're not quite ready for fall yet either ☺️ @catbatesjewelry #ethicalfashion #endlesssummer #zerowastefashion #ecofashion A photo posted by tonlé (@tonledesign) on Sep 6, 2016 at 9:39am PDT Tonlé aims to buck that trend, employing around 50 people in its small factory. All these workers are local, and most of them are women, said Faller. Many are connected to the company through nonprofits working with disadvantaged women, such as single mothers or women with HIV. Tonlé commits to paying its employees a competitive wage, capping days at 8 hours and offering flexible scheduling.  But prioritizing fair labor and staying zero-waste is a challenge, especially when competing with large chains that sell trendy clothing at rock-bottom prices, says Faller. Tonlé’s clothing is pricier than some of the garments you might find in a large chain store. The cheapest tops on Tonlé’s website, for example, are priced at $29. “The fashion industry is really controlled by a few big players, and a lot of those big players have gotten there with unsustainable practices and exploitative employment,” Faller said. “When you’re trying not to participate in that exploitation, your bottom line just isn’t the same,” she added. “It’s hard to make money when you’re trying to do it in an ethical way.” Vanna and Ming Hy, two long-time members of the Tonlé team, friends, and star sewers. #imadeyourclothes #tonlemademyclothes #knowthemaker #zerowastefashion A photo posted by tonlé (@tonledesign) on Sep 26, 2016 at 2:57pm PDT More stories like this: Here’s What Goodwill Actually Does With Your Donated Clothes Why You Should NEVER Throw Old Clothes In The Trash We Wore The Same Outfits To Work All Week. Here’s What Happened. These African Countries Don’t Want Your Used Clothing Anymore This Company Turns Plastic Bottle Trash From The Ocean Into Clothing Nearly All My Possessions Fit In A Suitcase, And I’ve Never Been Happier -- 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.

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24 октября, 21:33

Часы Apple Watch Nike+ поступят в продажу в России в пятницу

Компании Apple и Nike объявили о том, что смарт-часы Apple Watch Nike+ поступят в продажу в предстоящую пятницу, 28 октября. В Apple Watch Nike+ встроен GPS-модуль, который позволяет отслеживать темп бега, пройденное расстояние и маршрут. Благодаря герметичному исполнению гаджет можно использовать во время водных видов спорта.

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24 октября, 17:29

Forbes Fab 40: The World's Most Valuable Sports Brands

In 2016, the the most valuable brands in each of the four categories are the Super Bowl (events), Roger Federer (athletes), New York Yankees (teams) and Nike (businesses).

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24 октября, 16:21

Названа дата выхода спортивных Apple Watch 2 в России

Новая версия умных часов Apple Watch, разработкой которой "купертиновцы" занимались совместно с Nike, появится на полках магазинов 28 октября, сообщается в пресс-релизе. Это означает, что Россия попала в так называемую первую волну продаж. Версия Nike+ будет отличаться от обычных часов Watch наличием приложения Nike+ Run Club, которое умеет составлять персональные планы тренировок на основе графика пользователя и его прогресса. Кроме того, владельцам достанутся эксклюзивные спортивные ремешки и циферблаты от Nike. — Apple Watch Nike+ с приложением Nike+ Run Club объединяют в себе мощное устройство с простым решением для бега, которое подойдёт каждому, — заявил президент бренда Nike Тревор Эдвардс. Спортивные часы в алюминиевом корпусе размером 38 мм будут доступны по цене 33 990 руб. Увеличенная модель размером 42 мм получит ценник в 36 990 руб. Apple Watch 2 представили 7 сентября 2016 года. Новое поколение смарт-часов получило двухъядерный процессор, который на 50% быстрее старого. Дисплей в Apple Watch 2 в два раза ярче, чем у предыдущей модели. Кроме того, устройство полностью водонепроницаемо и может подсчитывать затрачиваемые калории во время плавания. Также подтвердились слухи о встроенном GPS-датчике. Дизайн устройства остался прежним.

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24 октября, 15:47

BRIEF-Apple says 'Apple Watch Nike+' will be available Friday, Oct. 28

* Apple says 'Apple Watch Nike+' will be available Friday, October 28

24 октября, 13:07

Nordstrom Nears FY17 Canadian Goal with 2nd Toronto Store

Nordstrom (JWN) opened its fifth full-line Canadian store on Oct 21, which also marked its second store in Toronto.

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24 октября, 11:30

Apple Watch Victory Mentioned As Dedicated Watch Store Shuts Down

The new Apple Watch Nike+ seen during a launch event on September 7, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Stephen Lam/Getty Images) Apple has a launch event planned for later on this week, where it’s widely expected that a range of new MacBooks will be revealed by the Cupertino tech giant. However, it [...]

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21 октября, 14:00

The Comprehensive Business Case for Sustainability

Today’s executives are dealing with a complex and unprecedented brew of social, environmental, market, and technological trends. These require sophisticated, sustainability-based management. Yet executives are often reluctant to place sustainability core to their company’s business strategy in the mistaken belief that the costs outweigh the benefits. On the contrary, academic research and business experience point to quite the opposite. Embedded sustainability efforts clearly result in a positive impact on business performance.  Drawing from our own research and our colleagues’ research in this area, we have created a sustainability business case for the 21st century corporate executive. Hoping to alleviate their concerns, this article also provides concrete examples of how sustainability benefits the bottom line. For the purpose of this article, we define sustainable practices as those that: 1) at minimum do not harm people or the planet and at best create value for stakeholders and 2) focus on improving environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance in the areas in which the company or brand has a material environmental or social impact (such as in their operations, value chain, or customers). We exclude companies with a traditional CSR program that supports employee volunteering in the community – this does not by itself qualify as sustainability. Driving competitive advantage through stakeholder engagement Traditional business models aim to create value for shareholders, often at the expense of other stakeholders. Sustainable businesses are redefining the corporate ecosystem by designing models that create value for all stakeholders, including employees, shareholders, supply chains, civil society, and the planet. Michel Porter and Mark Kramer pioneered the idea of “creating shared value,” arguing that businesses can generate economic value by identifying and addressing social problems that intersect with their business. Much of the strategic value of sustainability comes from the need to continually talk with and learn from key stakeholders. Through regular dialogue with stakeholders and continual iteration, a company with a sustainability agenda is better positioned to anticipate and react to economic, social, environmental, and regulatory changes as they arise. When firms fail to establish good relationships with their stakeholders, it can lead to increased conflict and reduced stakeholder cooperation. This can disrupt a firm’s ability to operate on schedule and budget.  A study of the gold mining industry, for example, found that stakeholder relations can heavily influence land permitting, taxation, and the regulatory environment, thus playing a substantial role in determining whether a firm has the right to transform gold into shareholder capital – therefore, as the study authors wrote, stakeholder engagement “is not just corporate social responsibility but enlightened self-interest.” Improving risk management Supply chains today extend around the world, and are vulnerable to natural disasters and civil conflict. Climate change, water scarcity, and poor labor conditions in much of the world increase the risk. McKinsey reports that the value at stake from sustainability concerns can be as a high as 70% of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. In the largest study on climate change data and corporations, 8,000 supplier companies (that sell to 75 multinationals) reported on their level of climate risk. Of the respondents, 72% said that climate change presents risks that could significantly impact their operations, revenue, or expenditures. Unlike traditional forms of business risk, social and environmental risks manifest themselves over a longer term, often affect the business on many dimensions, and are largely outside the organization’s control. Managing risks therefore requires making investment decisions today for longer-term capacity building and developing adaptive strategies. In the agriculture, food, and beverage sector, the impacts of climate change have the potential to alter growing conditions and seasons, increase pests and disease, and decrease crop yields. Disruptions in the supply chain may affect production processes that depend on unpriced natural capital assets such as biodiversity, groundwater, clean air, and climate. These unpriced natural capital costs are generally internalized until events like floods or droughts cause disruption to production processes or commodity price fluctuation. For example, Bunge, an agribusiness firm, reported a $56 million quarterly loss in its sugar and bioenergy segments due to drought in 2010. Flooding in 2011 in Thailand, harmed 160 companies in the textile industry and halted nearly a quarter of the country’s garment production, increasing global prices by 28%. To address these threats along their supply chain, companies like Mars, Unilever, and Nespresso have invested in Rainforest Alliance certification to help farmers deal with climate volatility, reduce land degradation, and increase resilience to drought and humidity—all of which ensure the long-term supply of their agricultural products. Certification also improves productivity and net income:   According to an independent study by COSA, Rainforest Alliance reported that certified cocoa farmers in Cote d’Ivoire, for example, produced 1,270 pounds of cocoa per hectare, compared with 736 pounds per hectare on non-certified farms. Net income was also significantly higher on certified cocoa farms than noncertified: $403 versus $113 USD per hectare. Companies are also experiencing risks in their manufacturing due to resource depletion – particularly water. Water has largely been considered a free raw material and therefore used inefficiently, but many companies are now experiencing the higher costs of using the resource. Coca-Cola, for example, faced a water shortage in India that forced it to shut down one of its plants in 2004. As the 24th biggest industrial consumer of water, Coca Cola has now invested $2 billion to reduce water use and improve water quality in the communities in which it operates. SabMiller has also invested heavily in water conservation, including $6 million to improve equipment at a facility in Tanzania affected by deteriorating water quality. Water-related risks threaten to strand billions of dollars for mining, oil, and gas companies. “Stranded assets” are investments that become obsolete due to regulatory, environmental, or market constraints. For example, social conflict related to disruptions to water supplies in Peru has resulted in the indefinite suspension of $21.5 billion in mining projects since 2010. Fostering innovation Investing in sustainability is not only a risk management tool; it can also drive innovation.  Redesigning products to meet environmental standards or social needs offers new business opportunities. 3M, for example, integrates sustainability into its innovation pipeline through its “Pollution Prevention Pays” program, which aims to proactively minimize waste and avoid pollution through product reformulation, equipment redesign, process modification, and waste recycling. 3M’s Novec fire suppression fluids are the first viable, sustainable alternative to hydrofluorocarbons. Nike embedded sustainability into its innovation process and created the $1 billion-plus Flyknit line, which uses a specialized yarn system, requiring minimal labor and generating large profit margins. Flyknit reduces waste by 80% compared with regular cut and sew footwear.   Since its launch in 2012, Flyknit has reduced 3.5 million pounds of waste and fully transitioned from yarn to recycled polyester, diverting 182 million bottles from landfills. Recognizing the growing consumer interest in sustainable products and looking to solve consumer challenges such as high energy costs, CPG companies have developed new products to gain access to this market. Proctor & Gamble, for example, conducted a life cycle assessment of its products and found that U.S. households spend 3% of annual electricity budgets on heating water to wash clothes. In 2005, they launched a U.S. and European line of cold-water detergents that require 50% less energy than warm water washing. Facing strict regulation on chemical release and competition from flowers from Africa, the Dutch flower industry developed a closed-loop system that grows flowers hydroponically in greenhouses, lowering risk of infestation and reducing the use of fertilizers and pesticides. The system also improves product quality by creating regulated growing conditions. Their innovative system has increased productivity and quality, reduced environmental impact and costs, and increased global competitiveness. Improving Financial Performance Many business leaders have the erroneous perception that one can have profits or sustainability, but not both.  This probably has its roots in Milton Friedman’s 50-year old, but still influential, thesis that the only business of a business is profit as well as a hangover from the 1970s and 80s, when low quality, high priced environmental products failed in the market and early socially responsible investing delivered low returns. That conventional wisdom has now reversed. In addition to the financial benefits that accrue from increased competitive advantage and innovation as discussed earlier, companies are realizing significant cost savings through environmental sustainability-related operational efficiencies. Moreover, investors are now able to track the high performers on ESG (environmental, social and governance factors) and are correlating better financial performance with better ESG performance. Significant cost reductions can result from improving operational efficiency through better management of natural resources like water and energy, as well as minimizing waste. One study estimated that companies experience an average internal rate of return of 27% to 80% on their low carbon investments. Since 1994, Dow has invested nearly $2 billion in improving resource efficiency and has saved $9.8 billion from reduced energy and wastewater consumption in manufacturing.  In 2013, GE had reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 32% and water use by 45% compared to 2004 and 2006 baselines, respectively, resulting in $300 million in savings. A focus on sustainability can also unlock opportunities for process and logistics savings. Wal-Mart, for example, aimed to double fleet efficiency between 2005 and 2015 through better routing, truck loading, driver training, and advanced technologies. By the end of 2014, they had improved fuel efficiency approximately 87% compared to the 2005 baseline. In that year, these improvements resulted in 15,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions avoided and savings of nearly $11 million. Mounting evidence shows that sustainable companies deliver significant positive financial performance, and investors are beginning to value them more highly. Arabesque and University of Oxford reviewed the academic literature on sustainability and corporate performance and found that 90% of 200 studies analyzed conclude that good ESG standards lower the cost of capital; 88% show that good ESG practices result in better operational performance; and 80% show that stock price performance is positively correlated with good sustainability practices. Here are some other datapoints to consider: Between 2006 and 2010, the top 100 sustainable global companies experienced significantly higher mean sales growth, return on assets, profit before taxation, and cash flows from operations in some sectors compared to control companies. During the 2008 recession, companies committed to sustainability practices achieved “above average” performance in the financial markets during the 2008 recession, translating into an average of $650 million in incremental market capitalization per company. Additionally, companies with superior environmental performance experienced lower cost of debt by 40-45 basis points. Studies also suggest that companies with strong corporate responsibility reputations “experience no meaningful declines in share price compared to their industry peers during crises” versus firms with poor CSR reputations whose reputations declined by “2.4-3%; a market capitalization loss of $378M per firm.” Investors are paying attention. According to the 2015 EY Global Institutional Investor Survey, investors are increasingly using companies’ nonfinancial disclosures to inform their investment decisions. In its survey of over 200 institutional investors, 59.1% of respondents view nonfinancial disclosures as “essential” or “important” to investment decisions, up from 34.8% in 2014. Some 62.4% of investors are concerned about the risk of stranded assets (i.e. assets that lose value prematurely due to environmental, social, or other external factors) and over one-third of respondents reported cutting their holdings of a company in the past year because of this risk. Building Customer Loyalty Companies are skeptical about consumer interest in sustainable products – especially where willingness-to-pay is concerned.  Some of that is self-inflicted, as early on companies tended to increase “sustainable” product prices substantially and in some cases sold inferior products (e.g. pricy natural cleaning products that did not work). However, a shift is occurring in the minds of consumers. Today’s consumers expect more transparency, honesty, and tangible global impact from companies and can choose from a raft of sustainable, competitively priced, high quality products.  In fact, one study found that among numerous factors surveyed, the news coverage regarding environmental and social responsibility was the only significant factor that affected respondents’ evaluation of a firm and intent to buy. Nearly two-thirds of consumers across six international markets believe they “have a responsibility to purchase products that are good for the environment and society” — 82% in emerging markets and 42% in developed markets. In the food and beverage industry, a growing number of consumers are considering values beyond price and taste in their purchasing decisions, such as safety, social impact, and transparency. Far from feeling skittish about buying sustainable products, today’s consumers perceive a higher level of product performance in products from sustainable companies and sustainability information has a significantly positive impact on consumers’ evaluation of a company, which translates into purchase intent. The results of these studies support that consumers in a post-Recession era are shifting purchasing decisions to brands with integrity, social responsibility, and sustainability at their core. In fact, Unilever claims its “brands with purpose” are growing at twice the rate as others in their portfolio. Companies can also charge higher price premiums based on positive corporate responsibility performance. These premiums can reach 20% according to some estimates. Moreover, some studies show that overall sales revenue can increase up to 20% due to corporate responsibility practices. Another study found that revenues from sustainable products and services grew at six times the rate of overall company revenues between 2010 and 2013, among the 12 members of the S&P Global 100 sampled (Singer, 2015). GE’s Ecomagination division, for example, has generated $200 billion in sales since 2005. IKEA’s line of sustainable products like LED bulbs and solar panels from its Products for a More Sustainable Life at Home now generate a billion dollars. Attracting and Engaging Employees Corporate sustainability initiatives aimed at improving ESG performance and proving value to society can increase employee loyalty, efficiency, and productivity and improve HR statistics related to recruitment, retention, and morale. Research is finding that 21st century employees are focusing more on mission, purpose, and work-life balance. Companies that invest in sustainability initiatives tend to create sought-after culture and engagement due to company strategy focusing more on purpose and providing value to society.  In addition, companies who embed sustainability in their core business strategy treat employees as critical stakeholders, just as important as shareholders. Employees are proud to work there and feel part of a broader effort. One study found that morale was 55% better in companies with strong sustainability programs, compared to those with poor ones, and employee loyalty was 38% better. Better morale and motivation translate into reduced absenteeism and improved productivity. Firms that adopted environmental standards have seen a 16% increase in productivity over firms that did not adopt sustainability practices. Corporate responsibility performance also positively impacts turnover and recruitment. Studies show that firms with greater corporate responsibility performance can reduce average turnover over time by 25-50%. It can also reduce annual quit rates by 3-3.5%, saving replacement costs up to 90%-200% of an employee’s annual salary for each retained position. *** The preponderance of evidence shows that sustainability is going mainstream.  Executives can no longer afford to approach sustainability as a “nice to have” or as solid function separated from the “real” business.  Those companies that proactively make sustainability core to business strategy will drive innovation and engender enthusiasm and loyalty from employees, customers, suppliers, communities and investors.

21 октября, 07:20

Tokyo 2016 - Active by Design: Living in the City of the Future

http://www.weforum.org/ Improving participation in health-enhancing physical and social activity is an urgent public health issue around the world. How can we design cities that encourage better behaviour for better health? - David Hertz, Founder and Managing Director, Gastromotiva, Brazil - Lisa MacCallum, Formerly Vice President, Access to Sport, Nike Inc. and Principal Advisor, Inspired Companies, Australia - Mokena Makeka, Creative Director and Managing Director, Makeka Design Lab, South Africa - Kohei Nishiyama, Chairman and Founder, CUUSOO system, Japan Moderated by - Amrita Cheema, Deutsche Welle

19 октября, 15:07

Мария Шарапова будет выпускать трюфели

29-летняя теннисистка и самая богатая спортсменка России приняла участие в третьем по счёту Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit — конференции молодых предпринимателей в возрасте до 30 лет, которая завершится в Бостоне 19 октября.   Шарапова рассказала о своём конфетном бизнесе — бренде Sugarpova, который она продвигает на рынке последние пять лет. По словам теннисистки, именно для более эффективного руководства проектом она летом, будучи отстранённой от тенниса, прошла курс лекций в Гарварде и консультировалась в таких компаниях, как Nike, Avon и Evian. Спортсменка похвасталась успешным запуском в мае 2016 года новой линейки шоколадных конфет Sugarpova и заявила, что следующим этапом развития бренда станет производство трюфелей. Шарапова владеет 100 процентами акций компании Sugarpova, а недавно вместе с другими звёздами спорта (включая свою главную оппонентку на корте — Серену Уильямс) приобрела долю в престижной бойцовской лиге UFC. Первоначальный срок дисквалификации Шараповой был сокращён с 2 лет до 9 месяцев. Таким образом, возобновить выступления в профессиональном теннисном туре пятикратная чемпионка турниров Большого шлема и бывшая первая ракетка мира сможет в апреле 2017 года.

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18 октября, 22:07

Nike Eyes $1.5B Offering At Low Yields, But Misses Lowest Levels

Nike Inc.has launched a $1.5 billion, “no-grow” public offering, including $1 billion of 10-year notes, due Nov. 1, 2026 at T+65, and $500 million of 30-year notes, due Nov. 1, 2046 at T+93, sources said. Launch levels imply reoffer yields of roughly 2.40% and 3.44%, respectively. Both tranches were launched at [...]

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18 октября, 21:32

Billionaire Nike Founder Phil Knight Announces $500 Million Gift To His Alma Mater For New Science Campus

Nike founder Phil Knight has pledged $500 million to the University of Oregon over the next decade to build a new science campus.

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18 октября, 08:02

СМИ: Сооснователь Nike пожертвовал $500 млн университету в США

Сооснователь Nike Фил Найт и его супруга Пенни выделили $500 млн Орегонскому университету. На эти деньги учебное заведение откроет новый научный городок, где будут исследовательские центры. Об этом сообщает The Wall Street Journal.  Как отмечается, с помощью этих денег станут "заманивать" учёных и студентов. Работу же сосредоточат на поиске реального применения базовым научным открытиям. Ожидается, что в ближайшие годы будет построено три исследовательских комплекса, а на работу примут 30 специалистов. Также добавят места для 250 аспирантов и 150 исследователей с докторской степенью.  Это не первый раз, когда Найт и супруга перечисляют деньги университетам. Так, в феврале было анонсировано пожертвование в размере $400 млн для Стэнфордского университета, а в 2013 году пара передала $500 млн на исследования в области заболеваний раком Орегонскому университету здоровья и науки.

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15 октября, 23:44

В Сети высмеяли опубликованное Аваковым фото с Яценюком

Глава МВД Украины Арсен Аваков опубликовал в соцсетях фотографию Арсения Яценюка. На снимке, который был сделан в Киеве, бывший украинский премьер сидит на скамейке, выполненной в форме кролика с открытой пастью.     Фотография вызвала бурную реакцию интернет-пользователей. Так, одни отметили сходство Яценюка с кроликом и пожелали ему есть побольше морковки с капустой. – Хоть бы морковку подали, – прокомментировал снимок пользователь под ником Nike. Другие же выразили недоумение по поводу того, почему экс-премьер ещё не бежал с Украины.  – Уже в Майами морковку хавает. Мавр сделал своё дело, – добавил пользователь с ником Tomas.

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14 октября, 23:17

Jazz Cartier: The Toronto Phenom Striving To Be 'Everything A Rapper Shouldn't Be'

23-year-old Toronto native Jazz Cartier is making major moves without the help of a record label. From amassing over 20 million streams for his single "Dead or Alive," to a budding partnership with Nike, Cartier is setting his eyes on a lucrative future.

14 октября, 16:32

HP Inc Falls on Soft FY17 Earnings View & New Job Cut Plan

Shares of HP Inc. (HPQ) were down 1.3% during yesterday's extended trading hours, following the company's release of its non-GAAP earnings outlook for fiscal 2017, which was lower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate.

30 марта 2015, 06:48

Оценка состояния американских компаний по секторам

Несколько модифицировал выборку американских компаний, чтобы охватить вообще все существующие в природе американские нефинансовые компании с годовой выручкой не менее 1 млрд долл, которые предоставляют публичные отчеты. Глобальные тенденции не изменились, но выборка стала более репрезентативной. По крайней мере, это покажет куда все движется.Определенные сложности с календарной синхронизацией, т.к среди почти 1 тыс компаний более, чем достаточно компаний с нестандартной формой предоставления отчетов, где квартал заканчивается не на привычные март, июнь, сентябрь и декабрь, а со смещением месяц или два. Более того, у многих уже заканчивается 2015 финансовый год, тогда как синхронизация в настоящий момент должна проводиться на конец 2014 календарного. Некорректная синхронизация может влиять на кривую финансовых показателей. Определенный порядок удалось навести, так что уточненные данные по крупнейшим американским компаниямКапитализация компаний выходит за грань разумного. На графиках ниже – это не индекс S&P 500, а долларовая суммарная капитализация выбранных 980 компаний из нефин.сектора США в сравнении с фундаментальными показателями.Капитализация достигает 16.5 трлн долл под восторженные возгласы об экономическом чуде и превосходных финансовых показателей компаний. Сравнение с ключевыми показателями свидетельствует об обратном.Коэффициент оборачиваемости активов (asset turnover) начал резко ухудшаться сразу, как только рынок приступил к неуправляемому расширению (с конца 2011). Текущее значение минимальное за 10 лет.Отдача на капитал (ROE %) остается стабильной с 2011 с тенденцией на снижение.Чистая прибыль в млрд долл. Прирост прибыли с конца 2011 всего 77 млрд или менее 10%По сути, весь прирост обеспечили всего 4 отрасли из 34.Это технологические отрасли, фармацевтика и медиа. Что касается медиа то в основном это связано с техническим моментом. Из-за перманентных реструктуризации и связанными с этим убытками, медиа сектор вышел в прибыль, тем самым дифференциал показал столь сильный всплеск прибыли, хотя сама по себе отрасль на грани перманентных убытков (как телекомы).Отрицательный вклад у нефтегаза, автопрома и сырьевых компаний.Выручка с 2011 выросла на 10%, что с небольшой погрешностью укладывается в официальный уровень долларовой инфляции за этот период. Т.е. в реальном выражении роста нет.Кто обеспечил прирост выручки и насколько?Почти на 90% прирост обеспечили 5 отраслей – это ритейлеры различного типа, нефтесервисные компании (за счет обеспечения и обслуживания растущей добычи нефти в США), сектор медицинских услуг и технологическая отрасль. Негативный вклад в основном у нефтегазовых компаний.Емкость секторов. Какой вклад каждого сектора в формирование общего результата?Ключевые финансовые и балансовые показатели компаний из США за последние 10 лет для оценки отраслевых сдвигов и динамикиВ целом относительно неплохо смотрятся три сектора – компании из сектора услуг потребительского назначения, здравоохранение и технологический сектор.Consumer Services - это ритейл, медиа, туризм, отели, рестораны и им подобные услуги. Выручка стабильно растет преимущественно за счет инфляционной составляющей, но устойчивость к кризисным явлениям достаточно высокая.  Чистая маржа самая низкая, прибыль в целом стагнирует.Health Care - здравоохранение, мед.услуги. Тут все понятно. Сектор практически не реагирует на кризисы, выручка растет плавно по заданному тренду из-за повышения проникновения медицины в структуре экономики США, тенденции на старение населения, реформы здравоохранения и роста цен на мед.услуги. Однако, прибыль волатильна, маржинальность имеет тенденцию на снижение.Хуже всего нефтегаз и сырьевые компании. В неустойчивом положении пром.сектор коммерческого назначения и телекомы, которые вечно в убытках. Также есть признаки на негативные тенденции в секторе Consumer Goods - т.е. производство товаров потребительского назначения (Ford, Nike, Coca Cola).Оценка финансовых коэффициентов.ПродолжениеКапитализация компаний вышла на запредельные уровни по историческим меркам, а динамика рынка противоречит фундаментальным показателям, как в абсолютном выражении, так и в относительном.Чистая прибыль в млрд долл в квартальной разбивке по нефинансовым секторам для 980 американских компаний.Выручка в млрд долл в квартальной разбивке по нефинансовым секторам для 980 американских компанийКапитализация в млрд долл в квартальной разбивке по нефинансовым секторам для 980 американских компанийОборачиваемость активов в %Отдача на капиталЧистая маржа в %Источник данных: Thomson Reuters Datastream на основе публичных отчетов компаний. Компиляция, синхронизация и интепретация с моей стороны.