Steerpike 6 February 2019 4:29 PM 6 February 2019 4:29 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp As Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss has shown herself unafraid to say what she thinks. Whether it’s the need to defend Conservative values, rallying against Michael Gove’s wood-burning stove ban or poking fun at her current party’s Brexit secretary related woes. On Monday night, Truss gave a speech to female entrepreneurs and founders in 11 Downing Street. In it, Truss spoke in defence of free markets, the need for a party to appeal to Generation Z and pointed out that the majority of venture capital money in the UK was given to all-male teams and compared that to the idea of a Bullingdon Club infused Conservative government – something that she said belongs in the past: ‘I am the number one believer in free markets. I think free markets are incredibly important – they drive prosperity. But you can only have … [Read more...] about Liz Truss’s female founders speech: Little Mix, the Bullingdon Club and appealing to Gen Z
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Honor, Huawei’s younger, more Generation Z-focused brand is launching its new flagship phone, the Honor View 20, today at a massive global event in Paris. The new smartphone, which sits at the top of the Honor list, is all shiny features, a new pinhole selfie camera design and a whopping 48-megapixel camera. But after a few weeks with the phone, is it all style over substance? Here are our thoughts on the new Honor View 20. Honor View 20: Design Design is where the Honor View 20 shines. On the back of the phone is a gorgeous aurora glass effect, offering up a holographic, “V” light design. We tried out the sapphire blue version and it really does turn heads. The other major design change with the Honor View 20 is the new pinhole front-facing camera. Gone is the teardrop notch design of last year’s phone, the new version now has a 91.8 per cent screen to body ratio, which is a lot of screen. Notches don’t usually bother me, I’m … [Read more...] about Honor View 20 review: looks a treat, but the inside fall short
Today marks the 24th annual World Vegan Day around the globe. And while leatherless Doc Martens and almond milk lattes may seem like the ultimate centennial fad, the growing lifestyle choice goes back more than seven decades to when Vegan Society co-founder Donald Watson first coined the term in 1944. Of course, steak dodgers still have their share of detractors. Waitrose Food magazine editor William Sitwell certainly didn't mince his words when he suggested "killing vegans, one by one" in an email just last week. While a recent row over the vegan status of avocado is sure to have left the surviving ones wondering what's OK and what's 'no way' amid a paradox of choice. From fashion to food and face cream, here we look at the new rules of veganism. FashionBurberry, Gucci and Versace: just a few of the fashion labels to phase out fur in 2018. So could leather be next after vegan fashion designer Tom Ford debuted his faux crocodile skin collection at New York Fashion Week? Lab-grown … [Read more...] about World Vegan Day: The brands that are leading the revolution
TRAPPED under a heavy pile of rubble, Mosammed Rikte Begum cried out for water. “I’ll never forget the putrid smell of death,” she says. “I remember lying on a bunch of dead bodies, watching as two people died in front of me. I had no idea what was above or below me – or if I was going to survive.” Until April 24, 2013, Mosammed had made a living as a senior operator at the Rana Plaza building in Savar, a suburb just outside the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka. On that morning, the worker, now 29, and thousands of colleagues had turned up for their shifts at the garment factory – which produced clothes on a shoestring budget for some of the world’s major retailers – despite huge cracks appearing in the factory walls the day before. Why? They were too frightened to lose their jobs. However, just moments after starting their shifts, the eight-storey factory building crumbled to the ground in less than 90 seconds. As a result, 1,134 … [Read more...] about Five years after the Bangladesh factory collapse — did the tragedy trigger a fashion revolution?
Charisse Jones USA TODAY Published 7:02 p.m. UTC Aug 6, 2018 Walmart, the world's biggest retailer, is counting on a 6-year-old YouTube star to draw in gaggles of other pint-sized shoppers clamoring for bubble pets, T-shirts and capsules full of lime-green slime. On Monday, the store chain will debut Ryan's World, a toy and T-shirt line created by the first-grader whose YouTube channel, Ryan ToysReview, gets roughly 950 million views a month. Among kids, "clearly what's emerged in the last few years is they’re watching an influencer like Ryan on YouTube, and he's their authority,'' says Anne Marie Kehoe, Walmart's vice president and divisional merchandise manager of toys. That's "why we thought this was something to really move fast on.'' At a time when traditional retailers are struggling to woo shoppers, established brands and chains such as Walmart, Nordstrom and Target are increasingly collaborating with social media stars to … [Read more...] about Walmart, Nordstrom and others look to YouTube stars to woo millennials and Gen Z