Rob Hodgetts Updated 0933 GMT (1733 HKT) March 31, 2018 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)They call him "Phil the Thrill." Firstly, it's a neat rhyme, but mostly because it encapsulates golf's evergreen entertainer. Phil Mickelson has been wowing fans with his swashbuckling style and engaging demeanor for nearly 30 years. The Mickelson thumbs up is a trademark, as is the bashful grin, the looping swing and the black-clad gait of a gunslinger. Being left handed has always marked him out (particularly as he's right-handed in everything else), but Mickelson's all-or-nothing approach and wizardry around the greens would have marked him out anyway. There's only one "Lefty." Phil Mickelson has been at the top of the game for nearly 30 years. Read More When he's in the right mood, a Mickelson news conference is a feast, crackling and popping with insight and witticisms. At Augusta last year he was asked to … [Read more...] about Fan favorite Phil Mickelson still pushing for grand slam glory
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RICHMOND, Calif.—Wearing Ekso Bionics’ forthcoming exoskeleton for construction and industrial workers is probably the closest that I will ever come to having a real physical superpower. Through the magic of gravity and amazing industrial and mechanical design, a 40-pound industrial tool that I was holding became totally weightless. After just a few minutes, I quickly figured out that if I let the tool go it would fly off into space, as if gravity had no effect on it at all. The Ekso Works suit is slated to hit the market in 2016 in the "tens of thousands of dollars" range. (One financial analyst, Jeffrey Cohen, believes it will cost about $12,000.) Ekso Bionics hopes that within a few years, this suit will become as commonplace as other large tools that major construction firms would bring to a job site. If the company’s projections are right, the Ekso Works will set the company on the path to profitability: an elusive goal over the last decade. The … [Read more...] about This magic exoskeleton for industrial workers is the future—we know, we wore one
Everton got off the mat in style on Saturday, three days after a mistake-filled 5-2 loss to its Merseyside rivals. While that loss wasn’t necessarily as bad as it looked on the score board, it was wretched at the back and enough to warrant a change at manager. [ RECAP: Everton shock poor Chelsea ] Duncan Ferguson took the reins at Goodison Park, and things were much improved in a 3-1 defeat of Chelsea. What was different? Plenty, though most came in the form of personnel performances rather than changes (Also, Chelsea was terrible, but that negates little for an Everton side which had been insipid against inferior competition to Saturday’s visitors). 1) The Formation: Duncan Ferguson opted for a straight-forward 4-2-3-1 that often came closer to your traditional 4-4-2. The Toffees hemorrhaged possession but pounded away at the Chelsea attackers and counted on their swift, talented attackers to do their damage with limited chances. Call it the Newcastle United model. … [Read more...] about Everton: What was different, and what’s the way forward?
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Over the past two years, Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi has used his peace-making and political skills to settle battles with lawmakers and rivals and endear himself to employees who had suffered through a wretched period of corporate scandal. FILE PHOTO: Logo of the Uber is seen on a smartphone screen as a picture of stock exchange graph is displayed on a computer screen in this illustration picture, May 7, 2019. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo To Wall Street, it may not matter much. The company’s growth rate slowed to 2.3% in the fourth quarter over the previous quarter, which makes its annual loss of more than $3 billion all the more worrisome. And ahead of the largest U.S. public stock listing since 2014, Uber executives have cautioned IPO investors that losses could grow amid bitter competition from rivals. The company is set to price shares Thursday and is expected to raise up to $9 billion at a valuation that could … [Read more...] about The answer to Uber’s profit challenge? It may lie in its trove of data
Photo: Shutterstock Photo: Shutterstock Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Shutterstock Ventana Sur 2019: Big New Titles, Argentina-Mexico, Deals, Trends 1 / 1 Back to Gallery BUENOS AIRES — The last few years have caught Ventana Sur – Cannes Festival and Market’s biggest initiative outside France – taking place as the industry debated radical change. This year saw the Latin American industries in a state of transformation themselves, wracked by headwinds – Jair Bolsonaro’s government in Brazil – or looking to take advantage of negative scenarios, such as the Argentine peso plunge against the dollar. But Ventana Sur is weathering these storms. Expanding from its film base into … [Read more...] about Ventana Sur 2019: Big New Titles, Argentina-Mexico, Deals, Trends