Yahoo Sports’ lead draft analyst Eric Edholm shares his evaluation of the BYU quarterback.
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The disappearance of an Indonesian submarine off the resort island of Bali follows dozens of other disasters in the depths of the world’s vast seas. A search continued Frida y for the KRI Nanggala 402, with less than a day’s supply of oxygen left for its 53 crew members, as concern mounted that it may be stranded in waters too deep to reach or recover. Fourteen seamen died on a RUSSIAN nuclear submarine in the Barents Sea in 2019 due to toxic fumes from a fire.
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Olivia McGiffOn New Year’s Day 2019, Tarik Trotter wanted to see if he could go a whole year without drinking. So now when he does feel like partaking, he wants his cocktails to be of the highest quality. “It’s not even worth drinking unless you’re drinking the best stuff, you know?”Trotter, who goes by Black Thought and is frontman for Grammy Award-winning group The Roots, is a self-professed “alcohol enthusiast.” He even went so far as to get a fully functioning bar built in his dressing room at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where The Roots are the official house band.Mix Up Boston Marathon Champ Des Linden’s Post-Run Whiskey Cocktail the Kentucky MuleChristopher Kimball’s Supremely Unorthodox Old-FashionedWhen shaking up drinks at home, the musician has a few trademark cocktails. One of his recent favorites is a Spicy Mezcal Margarita, made with jalapeño and fresh lime juice. It has “the smoke from the mezcal and the spice from the pepper with the cold crispness of citrus,” says Trotter. “I’m all about refreshing refreshments.”This Margarita has made several appearances when he is entertaining his bandmates. “I wouldn’t consider myself a bad influence, but I’m an influence,” he jokes. He also likes to make the drink for his wife, Michelle. “It makes any occasion special.”Coming up, Trotter stars in The New Group’s Zoom production of Waiting for Godot, the classic stage play by Samuel Beckett, which will premiere on May 6. (Full disclosure, my mother is the head of the board of the theater staging this play.) “It looks and feels like nothing else that has been done.”Here are all the details on how Trotter makes his special Spicy Mezcal Margarita.THE LIQUORTrotter has tried a number of the mezcals available, but he’s settled on Clase Azul’s bottling. “It gives me shot-of-tequila-on-a-barbecue-grill vibes,” he says. The traditional process of slow-roasting agave in a pit of hot rocks provides mezcal with its signature smoky notes. “It tastes unearthed,” he says. “It’s perfect, man.” Olivia McGiff To get the spiciness in his Margaritas, Trotter likes using a jalapeño-infused mezcal. To make the infusion, he only uses the flesh of the pepper and not the seeds, to keep the spice from overpowering the other flavors in the cocktail.Trotter admits he’s received looks of horror when he uses a premium spirit for a mixed drink. But it goes back to his philosophy of only drinking the finest things. “The best cocktails are comprised of the best elements of all the independent ingredients.” Though he confesses, “the heart wants what it wants.”THE CITRUSUsing fresh limes is the secret to a good Margarita and Trotter likes to hand-squeeze his citrus. “I’m actually reaching out and able to touch part of the flavor profile or whatever it is that I’m about to consume,” he explains. “It makes me feel more connected.”THE SUGARFor the sweetener, Trotter makes his own simple syrup with organic sugar and uses just enough to bind the cocktail together. “I’m not big on really sweet drinks. I think that’s for the birds.”THE PREPARATIONTrotter admits he doesn’t have an exact recipe for his Margarita. At the beginning of a night, “I’ll probably start with the jigger and be more precise with my measurements.” But as the evening progresses, “I just start eyeing it out.” That’s especially true if he’s making cocktails for a crowd, since he doesn’t want to play bartender the whole time. “To give the drink a little longer life for folks to sip on, I might pour with a little heavier hand,” he chuckles. Olivia McGiff Even if his jigger isn’t used frequently, Trotter has a wide selection of stylish props at his disposal, including shot glasses made from pink Himalayan salt, bar tools with crocodile-skin handles and linen cocktail napkins with Questlove’s likeness on them. “I like to break out unique accoutrement that’s going to start a conversation,” he says.Trotter always shakes his Margarita and serves them on the rocks in an Old-Fashioned glass. He believes that ice is often overlooked as an essential cocktail ingredient, so he only uses ice made from spring water for both his shaker and the glass. “If you’re sparing no expense with what it is that you’re drinking, you don’t want some run of the mill dollar bag of ice.”He then stops himself and laughs. “Folks are going to read this and be like, ‘I didn’t know that guy from The Roots was so bougie!’”THE GARNISHTrotter likes serving the drink with a partial salt rim. “Sometimes I get tricky and use a smoked salt,” which provides one more level of depth of flavor to his Margarita.Finally, to top it off, he garnishes the cocktail with a lime wedge and a sprig of cilantro, to add fragrance and a touch of class. “It’s going to make your experience with the cocktail a little more dynamic.”In our new monthly column, House Drink, we talk to people about their favorite cocktails to make for themselves at home.Illustrations by Olivia McGiffIt’s Time to Change Your Cocktail Game. 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ReutersVENICE—On June 5, the MSC Orchestra cruise ship will once again glide past Venice’s St. Mark’s square despite a March 31 government decree banning the monster ships from the city center. It won’t be a sign of defiance, but rather a sign of compromise as the city prepares the new temporary cruise ship port in decidedly unpicturesque Marghera. The area used to be a swamp—in fact the name means “the sea was here”—and now it houses an oil refinery and several other industrial plants which might not be what cruise ship passengers are expecting when they dock in Venice. The passengers would then take the train or smaller boats into historical Venice, about 20 minutes away.The new decree by Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s infant government that prohibits passenger ships over 40,000 tons, as well as container ships, from passing close to the historical city center is backed by environmentalists and many Venetians.“Anyone who has visited Venice in recent years has been shocked to see these ships, hundreds of metres long and as tall as apartment buildings, passing through such fragile places,” Italy Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said when announcing the news.But some in the city say the return of the cruise ships will be a welcome sign. “It will really feel like things are getting back to normal again,” Vincenzo, who used to sell souvenirs to the tourists at a shop near St. Marks Square until he shuttered his shop when the tourists stopped coming, told The Daily Beast. He now spends his time shuffling around the empty city, wondering if he will ever open again. “I have to pay rent, I have to pay electricity, but it is not worth opening until I know the tourists are back.”Venice’s long-standing inner struggle with self-identity has become glaringly apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, around 25 million tourists visited the city, which has a fixed population of under 60,000. The crush of tourists had turned the UNESCO World Heritage site into something of a Disneyland with plans then in place to install turnstiles to control the flow in and out of the historical center. But by February 2020, when the pandemic caused the cancellation of Carnival, tourism ground to a halt. “There were a few tourists this summer, but in the thousands, not millions,” City councilor Simone Venturini said. “And everyone suddenly had to stop and think: Do we want them or not?”Before the pandemic, around 1.6 million cruise ship passengers visited Venice each year, but they are among the most loathed in the city because they eat and sleep on the ships and don’t contribute anything but human traffic to the city. Before the pandemic, around 700 massive ships entered the lagoon each year. None have been back since, though the sector will open up in June.Cruise ships have been proven to damage the fragile lagoon bed because of the amount of water they displace, but despite the historic center’s animosity the industry is one of the most lucrative for the greater Venice region, bringing around $450 million annually and employing 4,000 people with permanent jobs—who have almost all been furloughed since early 2020.Since the pandemic, Venice has struggled with how to reinvent itself once borders are open and travelers can return. Many who want to see Venice return to the golden era of the Grand Tour, actually believe it is low-cost airlines that contribute far more of the “wrong” kind of tourists to Venice, not the cruise ships.But Draghi’s decree doesn’t actually deliver a full stop to the ships—at least not for now. Negotiations between Venetians who are working to come up with plans to reopen Venice safely had pleaded with the government to do its part to keep the ships from coming too close to the historical center. But the fine print of Draghi’s ban says the government intends to build a new port, even calling for a competition of ideas for how to safely keep the ships at bay, whether at sea or on land—not that it will build one. The winner will get €2.2 million to carry out the plan.But to even temporarily house the ships at Marghera on the mainland, the narrow channel leading up to it will have to be dredged to make it deeper and not risk the sort of Suez Canal debacle the Ever Given container ship caused this spring.“The decree is a joke,” Marco Gasparinetti, a city councilor who would like to see a total ban on the ships, wrote on his Facebook page. “Governments change in Italy every 14 months, there is no way this decree will stay in place.”Venice’s mayor Luigi Brugnaro doesn’t want the ships to be turned away. “People will understand in a few years that disembarking tourists from a cruise ship in the sea doesn’t work in any part of the world,” he said after the decree was announced. “Leave them where they are.”Back in an empty St. Mark’s square on a recent April day, Vincenzo longs for the return of the tourists, no matter how they get here. “We’ve seen what Venice is like with just Venetians now for more than a year,” he said. “We need company again.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. 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David Appleby/NetflixAt a time when it can be hard to muster the attention required to re-watch The Nanny, Netflix’s Shadow and Bone is asking a lot of its viewers. Watching this young-adult fantasy series with subtitles on is highly recommended—lest you get lost in a sea of terms like “Heartrender,” “Grisha,” and, most ominous, “The Fold.” But as confusing and chaotic as it can be to plop straight into this sweeping universe, Netflix’s dazzling new series rewards every bit of the attention it demands. The costumes are luscious, the action is engrossing, and most crucially, an impeccably chosen cast brings it all to life with winning performances that crackle with intensity. (Also, you’re probably going to want at least a few of these characters to kiss.)Add all this together, and combine it with Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy, also EP on this series, and you’ve got the makings of what could be Netflix’s next big hit.Shadow and Bone takes its title from the first book in Leigh Bardugo’s popular Grisha trilogy, in which Alina Starkov—initially a low-ranking soldier—discovers and harnesses her magical powers to save the world from a terrifying blight. (“The Fold” refers to a horrific shadow world that separates two warring nations, wrought years ago by a “Black Heretic.”) Alina has spent her life resenting and fearing the magic-wielding Grisha, and the realization that she actually is one complicates her already complicated bond with her best friend, Mal Orestev. For most of their lives, each has been all the other has; Alina’s new powers separate them for the first time, both geographically and emotionally. Alina tastes the luxury of living among the Grisha Second Army in the Little Palace, where she quickly finds herself enraptured by the alluring but mysterious General Kirigan (Chronicles of Narnia actor Ben Barnes), while Mal continues serving from with the non-magical folk in the First Army.As Alina, actress Jessie Mei Li’s conviction anchors Shadow and Bone, and her expressive gentleness imparts soul. As the indefatigable, utterly lovable Mal, Archie Renaux brings the heart.Bardugo’s extended universe includes four additional books and several short stories beyond the Grisha trilogy. Rather than limit the series to the text from which it borrows its title, showrunner Eric Heisserer (whose previous screenwriting work includes Bird Box and Arrival) remixes characters and plot elements from other entries as well. Still, building out any fictional realm on screen is difficult, and Shadow and Bone’s early episodes struggle with the usual issues. An endless stream of characters and nationalities and factions can be a challenge to navigate—where is “Kerch,” again?—and the show does non-book readers few favors in the beginning. (I say this as a non-book reader who admittedly had almost no idea what was going on for at least the first hour, if not the first few hours.) It doesn’t help that at times, the proceedings seem designed to tease what might lie ahead at the expense of the immediate plot; certain characters and storylines arise and stir up a fuss only to disappear, at least for now. (Do a quick Google of the skulking gangster character Kaz Brekker’s backstory, teased endlessly by proxy of his arch-villain Pekka Rollins, and try to convince me that a potential spin-off has not already been discussed—just try!) A leaner story could have allowed more time to develop General Kirigan with a little more nuance. As crucial as the character is, his story never quite finds a steady rhythm—and although Ben Barnes has clearly embraced his role, he struggles at times to strike the right emotional chords. The air-bending Squaller Zoya can also feel under-developed, with character shifts that are more plot-driven than earned. Most notably, Netflix’s Shadow and Bone includes characters from Bardugo’s “Six of Crows” duology—and it’s in their scenes that Shadow and Bone’s casting really shines. (Well, that and the fact they brought in Harry Potter actress Zoë Wanamaker, AKA Madame Hooch, to play Alina’s tough-love magical mentor Baghra.)Soon after Alina discovers her powers, there’s a hefty bounty on her neck. The black-hatted mercenary Kaz Brekker and his “crows” (knife-wielding rogue Inej and hard-partying sharp-shooter Jesper) are soon on the hunt, and the trio’s chemistry is as immediate and contagious as Li and Renaux’s. Freddy Carter plays Kaz Brekker as loathsome and lovable in all the right ways—always emotionally removed, but with vulnerability simmering just beneath the surface. Amita Suman’s whisper-quiet Inej is equally complex, at once lethal and reticent to kill. (She has a very complicated relationship with her faith.) And as the endlessly quippy Jesper, Kit Young is an absolute knock-out.Then there’s the C-plot, which centers around a Grisha named Nina Zenik and a Grisha hunter named Matthias Helvar. As ancillary as Nina and Matthias’ story is to Shadow and Bone’s core narrative, the winking approach the show takes with their trope-heavy subplot is perhaps the best lens through which to understand the series. At every turn, Shadow and Bone demonstrates it knows exactly what it’s doing. It fully embraces the many YA and fantasy tropes that fill its story—furtive and longing glances between friends! characters who hate one another sharing beds! a lethal assassin befriending a baby goat!—and executes all of them with a hat tip and a wink. As vaguely sketched as its world remains by the end of this season, its characters leap right off the page—and their stories seem guaranteed to leave viewers, non-readers and Grisha obsessives alike, eager for more. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Zoobs/Smithsonian ChannelThis is a preview of our pop culture newsletter The Daily Beast’s Obsessed, written by senior entertainment reporter Kevin Fallon. To receive the full newsletter in your inbox each week, sign up for it here.Cher, a Sad, Fat Elephant, and MeAllow me to tell you the saga of a bored and depressed oversized male in his mid-thirties who is so traumatized by spending so much time alone in confined quarters that only Cher can save him.Ah, but this is not a story about me.This is the now world-famous story of Kaavan, an abused and deteriorating 36-year-old bull elephant languishing at a dilapidated zoo in Pakistan, who captured the attention of global icon Cher after a viral #FreeKaavan hashtag caught her attention on Twitter. The star sprang into action, diving into research and calling in a network of high-powered favors as part of a five-year international operation to relocate Kaavan from his veritable prison to a sanctuary—a Herculean rescue mission executed in the midst of a deadly pandemic.It is a spotlight on the animal rights abuses still rampant across the world, and the logistical summits that must be climbed in order to right each individual, horrible case—even ones as famous as Kaavan’s. It is an unlikely new star vehicle for Cher, the queen of reinvention and longevity, and one that suits her well. It is beautiful. It is moving. It is heartbreaking and inspiring.It is a “song for the lonely,” as Cher quite literally sings as the odyssey unfolds. It is Cher & the Loneliest Elephant.The documentary premiered on Earth Day on Paramount+, ahead of its linear debut on the Smithsonian Channel on May 19. The appeal of this film is baked right into the title. This is a movie about Cher and the world’s loneliest elephant. I can’t think of a more foolproof logline. What human on this doomed planet has not been waiting for exactly this to watch and uplift them from their eternal malaise of existence? Cher! And! The! Loneliest! Elephant!How can I sell you on this more? Well, it is about Cher and a lonely elephant, so I frankly don’t know what else to say. I will add that the whole thing is much more exhilarating than I expected. More than just “famous lady makes a few phone calls,” the documentary outlines what a massive effort it was to save Kaavan.It turns out making an appeal across international borders for a country’s government to close down a zoo, and then figure out a way to transport a four-ton elephant over 2,300 miles—a seven-hour plane ride and then a four-hour drive—all while a pandemic has shut down borders and rendered travel and human contact dangerous is more complicated than Cher seeing a Tweet, ringing up Pakistan, and saying “I’m Cher and I want to free that elephant.” (Though I would defy any government to say no if she did.)I feel secure in saying that it’s been a week, let alone a year, in which we could all use a happy ending. Or, in this case, a superhero saves-the-day story adapted to real-life stakes. That’s not to say that the exaggerated circumstances, which would seem made up if they weren’t true, isn’t part of the fun: one of the biggest celebrity divas alive spearheads the effort to make a sad elephant’s life a little better.But for all the joking at the top of the piece, it isn’t hard to see yourself in this journey...even if it’s a stretch. Then again, seeing myself in any narrative that includes the word “Cher” is never that much of a stretch. Handout Especially now, as we’re maybe kind-of-sort-of looking at the possibility of leaving our miserable confines of pandemic isolation—an exciting relief of a prospect—I had to laugh when, after finally getting approval to move Kaavan to freedom at a sanctuary, everyone learned that elephant would have to go on a diet in order to fit on the plane. Kaavan, I get it.When Cher first gets to Pakistan and meets Kaavan for the first time, she says, “The first thing I noticed is, what is he doing in this hellhole, which is as big as my fingernail?”—a keen observation she might make of all of us in our tiny city apartments for 15 months of a pandemic. Then she says, “He’s so big. I didn’t realize.” Oh, girl…There’s so much commotion when she arrives that Kaavan is skittish, an unsettling experience I can imagine we might all feel once confronted with hordes of people again for the first time. The only way he can be soothed is if Cher starts singing to him the Frank Sinatra song, “My Way,” which, again, I totally get it.What I’m saying is that I am the loneliest elephant. The loneliest elephant is me.Obviously, that’s a joke. But it is fun, and certainly unexpected, to have Cher attached to yet another milestone—being ushered out of the pandemic—as she has for so many of us all the decades of our lives.Personally, let’s just say that blasting “Believe” non-stop, or coming up with a choreographed routine to “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)” from Mermaids in my childhood bedroom, was a formative part of coming to terms with my identity. My twin nephews were born as I was sleeping off a hangover after attending Cher’s most recent concert tour, once again cementing herself in one of the most important experiences of my life—albeit one in which I don’t come off in the most flattering light. And now this.Even without all that connection, Cher & the Loneliest Elephant It is the breeziest, most impactful thing I’ve watched this week, an easy, casual viewing that manages to strike you right in the heart. Watch it! It’s nice.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. 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Facing a rising wave of coronavirus, and record case numbers, India finds itself battling for breath.
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The stunt was part of a campaign against insuring fossil fuel mining.Activists from the Extinction Rebellion (XR) group unfurled banners with slogans such as "Climate Criminals" and dumped a load of blackened boulders in the road outside the Lloyd's building on Lime Street in the heart of the City of London.On Thursday (April 22), police arrested several XR activists after they shattered 19 windows at HSBC's headquarters in London's Canary Wharf.
Dublin, April 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Next-Generation Display Materials Market 2021-2026: Focus on Product Types, Applications and Countries" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global next-generation display materials market is expected to reach $182.83 billion by 2026. The growth of the market can be attributed to the adoption of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology in the display industry. There has been significant developments in the display industry in recent years. Many manufacturers have moved away from the well-established market of thin-film transistors - liquid crystal diode (TFT-LCD) and are heavily investing in new display technologies such as OLED, micro-LED, and mini-LED. Due to this, the market for LCD is dropping and is rapidly being replaced by the mentioned technologies. Display giants like Samsung and LG have already halted the production of LCD and introduced OLED in their upcoming display for televisions and smartphones. Competitive Landscape The global next-generation display materials market's competitive landscape consists of different strategies undertaken by key players across the industry to gain traction and market share presence. Some strategies adopted by the service providers are new product launches, business expansions, mergers, partnerships, and collaborations. Among all these strategies adopted, business expansion is the popular choice of the strategy implemented in the next-generation display materials market. Some of the most prominent ecosystem players are Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd., Toray Industries Inc., Samsung SDI Co., Universal Display Corporation, Novaled, Nanosys, Nanoco Group PLC, Doosan Corporation, Quantum Materials Corporation, PPG Industries Inc., and DuPont Inc. 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How have the display materials evolved over the years?Which type of display material and application are expected to dominate the market between 2021-2026?What are the driving and restraining factors affecting the global next-generation display materials market?How are the future trends expected to impact the global next-generation display materials market in the coming years?What are the opportunities for players in the global next-generation display materials market?How is the growing display market interconnected with the consumption of next-generation display materials?What are the applications and corresponding end-use industries driving the demand for next-generation display materials?Which region and country are major consumers of the next-generation display materials?Which country/region is going to emerge as a potential revenue-generating pocket during the forecast period, 2021-2026?What are the business strategies adopted by major players in the global next-generation display materials market?How has COVID-19 impacted the next-generation display materials business across the supply chain globally? Key Topics Covered: Executive Summary Scope of the Study 1 Markets1.1 Industry Outlook1.1.1 Supply Chain Network1.1.2 Industry Attractiveness1.2 Business Dynamics1.2.1 Business Drivers184.108.40.206 Increasing adoption of OLED technology in display industry220.127.116.11 Growing next-generation display manufacturing base in Asia-Pacific1.2.2 Business Challenges18.104.22.168 Lack of awareness among consumers regarding the adoption of new technologies22.214.171.124 High cost and limited investment in new display technologies1.2.3 Business Opportunity126.96.36.199 Changing automotive industry landscape to create opportunities for display material providers188.8.131.52 Regulations toward the usage of Cadmium in displays1.2.4 Business Strategies1.2.5 Corporate Strategies 2 Application2.1 Next Generation Display Materials Market - Applications and Specifications2.1.1 Smartphones2.1.2 Televisions and Monitors2.1.3 Smartwatches2.1.4 Automotive Displays2.1.5 Laptops and Tablets2.1.6 Others2.2 Next-Generation Display Materials Market - Demand Analysis (by Application)2.2.1 Demand Analysis (by Application), Value Data 3 Products3.1 Next-Generation Display Materials Market - Products and Specifications3.1.1 Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)184.108.40.206 Electron Transport Layer220.127.116.11 Hole Transport Layer18.104.22.168 Emissive Layer22.214.171.124 Substrate126.96.36.199 Electrodes188.8.131.52 Conductive Layer184.108.40.206 Encapsulation3.1.2 Thin Film Transistor-Liquid Crystal Diodes (TFT-LCD)220.127.116.11 Backlight Unit18.104.22.168 Color Filters22.214.171.124 Glass Panels126.96.36.199 Polarizers188.8.131.52 Integrated Circuits (ICs)3.1.3 Others3.2 Next-Generation Display Materials Market - Demand Analysis (by Products)3.2.1 Demand Analysis (by Products), Value Data 4 Regions 5 Markets - Competitive Benchmarking & Company Profiles5.1 Competitive Benchmarking5.1.1 Company Overview5.1.2 Product Portfolio5.1.3 Corporate Strategies5.1.4 Business Strategies5.1.5 Competitive Position5.1.6 Strengths of the Company in Next-Generation Display Materials Market5.1.7 Weakness of the Company in Next-Generation Display Materials Market Doosan CorporationDuPonteLux Inc.Idemitsu Kosan Co. 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(Bloomberg) -- Panasonic Corp. has agreed to take over U.S. artificial intelligence software developer Blue Yonder for $7.1 billion in one of the biggest acquisitions for the Japanese firm.Panasonic, which already has a 20% stake in Blue Yonder, will buy the rest of the AI firm’s shares from New Mountain Capital and funds managed by Blackstone Group Inc. for $5.6 billion, according to a statement on Friday, confirming an earlier Bloomberg News report. Including repayment of outstanding debt, Panasonic’s total investment will amount to $7.1 billion.The announcement came less than a year after Panasonic acquired the minority stake in Blue Yonder for $800 million, giving the AI firm an enterprise value of $5.5 billion. Panasonic’s latest buyout offer will value the Scottsdale, Arizona-based company at $8.5 billion.The Japanese firm will fund the transaction with cash as well as a bridge loan. The deal is expected to close by the end of this year.Shares in Panasonic on Friday plunged and touched their lowest level since Jan. 18 in Tokyo after the Bloomberg News report. The stock fell 3.5% at the close.Blue Yonder, founded in 1985 and formerly known as JDA Software Inc., makes supply-chain management software and uses artificial intelligence to predict product demand. Its revenue was more than $1 billion last year, according to the statement. It counts Best Buy Co., Coca-Cola Co. and Walmart Inc. among its over 3,000 customers globally.Panasonic’s buyout offer will see Blue Yonder scrapping its listing plans. The AI firm this month confidentially filed for a U.S. initial public offering.(Updates with official announcement throughout.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
The price of Bitcoin dropped below the psychologically important $50,000 level on Friday, as worries over rising U.S. taxes filtered over to cryptocurrencies, adding to recent pressure already simmering on those alternative investments. Bitcoin prices last changed hands at $47,659, a slide of 12% over 24 hours and a level not seen since early March, according to CoinDesk. Losses were spread across other cryptocurrencies, with ether, on the ethereum network, also dropping around 13% over the same period, trading at $2,120.
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(Bloomberg) -- Daimler AG forecast that its main Mercedes-Benz unit will be more profitable than it’s been in years thanks to resurgent vehicle demand in the midst of the global pandemic.The world’s biggest luxury-vehicle maker said it expects a 10% to 12% annual return on sales for its cars and vans division, raising its forecast from 8% to 10%. That would be a historically strong showing -- the car operation came up short of double-digit margins every year following Daimler’s 2007 sale of Chrysler.“We are very confident that we can keep up the pace to improve our margins on a sustainable basis and at the same time expand our electric-vehicle lineup,” Chief Financial Officer Harald Wilhelm said. Plans to spin off and list the Daimler truck unit before year-end are “well on track.”A year after the auto industry’s worst crisis in decades, business for German premium-car makers has roared back to record levels. Both Mercedes and BMW AG reported all-time high sales for the first quarter, driven by red-hot demand in China. Getting earnings back on track will be pivotal to financing investments in electrification and software development as the industry segues to more technologically advanced, battery-powered vehicles.Daimler shares rose as much as 1.9% on Friday in Frankfurt trading and have climbed almost 30% this year.China BoostStrong demand in China has continued during the second quarter, Wilhelm said on a call with analysts. Sales in the company’s largest market soared 60% in the first three months of the year.The higher guidance for cars was “encouraging,” especially in light of production curbs related to the global semiconductor shortage, RBC Capital Markets analyst Tom Narayan said in a note. Premium carmakers appeared to be faring better than mass-market peers in the supply crunch, he said.Mercedes this month revved up its electric-car rollout with the new EQS sedan, the battery-powered sibling to its flagship S-Class, as traditional carmakers broaden their attack on Tesla Inc. Daimler expects the truck spinoff to help the company better tackle diverging technology trends in the passenger-car and commercial-vehicle industries.The company will update investors on its commercial-vehicle strategy on May 20. The unit’s margins are likely to reach the upper end of the target corridor for this year of 6% to 7%, Wilhelm said.Chip CrunchWhile carmakers around the world are benefiting from customers returning to showrooms, the global shortage of semiconductors that’s hampered production since late last year may deliver the biggest blow to output this quarter.The chip crunch has led Daimler to prioritize making its highest-returning models. This contributed to profitability for the cars division rising to 15.2% during the first quarter, up from 2.2% a year ago.“Although visibility is limited at present, Daimler assumes some recovery in the third and fourth quarter,” the company said.Daimler also raised the expected operating return for mobility services to between 14% and 15%, up from 12% to 13% previously. Improving business conditions prompted the company to release preliminary first-quarter earnings last week.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.