Jaguar Land Rover has revealed its sales fell by 4.6 per cent in 2018, as the Coventry car maker sold 592,708 vehicles. The latest sales figures were announced on the day the company revealed it would be axing 4,500 jobs as part of a £2.5 billion cost-saving programme. The car maker is attempting to weather what has been described as “a perfect storm” due to Brexit uncertainty, declining demand for diesel cars and slowing sales in China. Despite the difficulties 2018 proved to be a good year for Jaguar, with the brand enjoying record-breaking sales of 180,833. That represented an increase on 1.2 per cent over the ‘Big Cat’s’ global sales for 2017. Jaguar’s success was attributed to the introduction of two new SUVs, the E-Pace and the I-Pace. The I-Pace is also Jaguar Land Rover’s first all-electric model. Despite this, and other good news in the shape of increased sales in North America and other overseas markets, overall results were … [Read more...] about Jaguar Land Rover sales fall in 2018
Fall break 2018
On the eve of bitcoin's 10th birthday, the world's first cryptocurrency may be about to hit an even more significant milestone. Having fallen by almost $200 over the last 24 hours, bitcoin may be about to see its first year-on-year loss of 2018, marking a point where its stuttering price falls since January can no longer come with the caveat that it is still trading higher than it had been on the same date the year before. In late October 2017, bitcoin was trading at around $6,000, having seen its value rise by more than $5,000 over the course of the year. 12 months later, bitcoin is trading at just above $6,000, having fallen by more than $10,000 since the start of the year. If bitcoin remains around its current price of $6,328, or falls even lower, then it will fall below 2017's year-on-year price on 31 October – the 10th anniversary of the publication of a paper describing an "electronic cash system" that would eventually give birth to bitcoin, the … [Read more...] about Bitcoin’s 10th birthday could mark its first year-on-year loss of 2018
Rome, October 19 - Rust is the best brown this fall in fashion and home design. This color, which has recently attracted an estimated three million posts by influencers on Instagram under the hashtag #rust and #rusty, is looking back at the favorite hue of the 1970s in all its nuances - ranging from bronze to mahogany. Celebrities including Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling have embraced the rust mania, attracting the media's attention with The Guardian hailing it has a must have for menswear. An international survey carried out by Espresso Communication for Bigi Cravatte Milano agreed, along with Forbes, The Times and The Sun, saying that rust is ideal both for classic staples and more eccentric pieces in fashion. More exciting than black and grey and more versatile than plain brown, rust is back on trend for a key reason - it blends in with a range of colors, both dark and pastels, and perfectly embodies a decade - the 1970s - that has reigned supreme in the fashion world for years and is … [Read more...] about Rust dominates hues this fall
FROM Fionn and Emma to Aileen and Hector... Brits are becoming accustomed to UK storms being given names like they are in the US. As Tropical Storm Florence threatens to bring havoc in the UK, this is how it all works. Why are some UK storms given names? The naming of storms has long been common in America and now we too are christening severe weather systems. Analysis has shown that naming storms makes people more aware of the severe weather and helps them prepare in advance. So the Met Office and its Irish counterpart Met Eireann decided to follow the US system of giving girls and boys' names to tropical storms and hurricanes. In the winter season of 2016/17, the names included Angus, Barbara, Conor and Doris. Surveys showed people were more aware of the threat and more likely to take action after hearing the name of a storm, rather than a forecast simply saying bad weather is on the way. For example, 89 per cent of people said they were aware of the approaching Storm … [Read more...] about UK storm names 2018 – from Florence and Hector to Brian to Fionn, why are storms given names and who decides?
THERE are some dates you do not want to forget and TODAY is definitely one of the big ones. Your wedding anniversary is one but Mother's Day is another so, if you are in the UK, US or much of Europe, take note of when it falls in 2018. When is Mother's Day 2018? In the UK the wonderful event is celebrated on Sunday, March 11 (TODAY). In the United States and many destinations around the globe, Mother's Day 2018 is being celebrated on Sunday, May 13. The special day is a chance for families to show their appreciation for their mothers. What is Mothering Sunday? Mothering Sunday is a celebration held to honour mums and maternal figures. The day has evolved into an occasion for kids to honour and give presents to their hardworking mums. In the UK, it was originally linked to religion but has since lost a lot of its connections to the church and is mainly a family day. COUNTRIES CELEBRATING MOTHER'S DAY ON MAY 13Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas … [Read more...] about Happy Mother’s Day 2018! Here’s why the Mothering Sunday date changes and why it’s different in other countries