- A + A (Jan 22): The Crystal Symphony , a luxury cruise ship operated by financially-strapped Genting Hong Kong Ltd, will be seized to repay US$1.2 million (about RM5.02 million) in unpaid fuel bills if it docks in Miami on Saturday (Jan 22) amid reports the vessel is being diverted to the Bahamas after a US court issued an arrest warrant. A US marshall and a court-appointed custodian are ready to arrest the ship if it comes into the port as scheduled on Saturday morning in the Florida port city, according to J Stephen Simms, the lead attorney representing Peninsula Petroleum Far East Pte Ltd who said he had been told of the plan. Peninsula Petroleum filed a lawsuit in the US district court seeking to recoup US$4.6 million in total unpaid fees for bunker fuel it had delivered to three of Genting’s ships since 2017. A US federal district judge in Miami issued the arrest warrant for the Crystal Symphony on Thursday, according to Simms and trade publication … [Read more...] about US ready to seize Genting Hong Kong cruise ship on unpaid fuel bills
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Paramount and Skydance have announced that Tom Cruise’s next two Mission: Impossible movies will open a bit later than intended. Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible 7 (or whatever they’ll call it) will now open not on September 30, 2022 (which was always a weird date for a global tentpole) but on July 14, 2023. Likewise, Mission: Impossible 8 (which may be the series finale) will open not on July 7, 2023 but June 28, 2024. This is more about finishing the movies on schedule (and having enough time to prep and produce the eighth installment) as it is about concerns about the theatrical marketplace. Top Gun: Maverick is still locked for May 27, 2022. Any concerns about a slew of new delays were arguably put to rest with the $33.8 million Fri-Mon debut of Scream last weekend. Sony moved Morbius because April 1 was a better date, and because Spider-Man: No Way Home was doing so damn well it didn’t make sense to interrupt its flow. Whether Sony will use the … [Read more...] about Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ And ‘8’ Shift To Summer 2023, 2024
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Andy Chou is the Founder and CEO of CJdropshipping , a global all-in-one dropshipping platform. January and February may bring dropshippers purchasing from Chinese suppliers more challenges this year than ever before, with the start of Chinese New Year 2022 just around the corner. It is the biggest holiday of the year for Chinese people, and there are additional challenges due to busy supply chains and the ongoing pandemic. We are now in the first month of 2022. Every day, I consult with dropshippers who are finding ways to reduce the risk of delays, insufficient inventory and other unpredictable elements that may occur. So, let’s talk about what Chinese New Year will bring and three important tips that dropshippers should know to prepare for it. How can CNY impact your dropshipping business? Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, “ typically prompts the world’s largest annual … [Read more...] about Three Tips For Dropshippers To Handle The Impact Of Chinese New Year
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Sagive Greenspan, a market-savvy IT, and tech industry veteran. CEO at Priority , a leading global business management solutions provider. My path in the world of information systems started when I was a developer. By virtue of my role and as a die-hard technology and innovation enthusiast, I have been exposed to multiple technological innovations, some more exciting than others. Over the years, many of the innovative technologies, from procedures through products and services, have come and gone, with only a few remaining for the long run, and even fewer that serve us daily. Today, as CEO of one of the most exciting technology solutions providers, I understand why and how some of the most innovative technologies we have developed over time didn’t always pass the test of supply and demand in the real world. In today’s digital age, any newfangled technology-driven application, product or feature excites us before … [Read more...] about Is Advanced Technology The Tipping Point For Successful Digital Innovation?
Entertainment conglomerate Walt Disney ( NYSE:DIS ) receives a lot of attention these days for its thriving Disney+ streaming service, but it's important not to forget the cruise lines, theme parks, and other aspects that contribute to the bottom line. That diversification has helped the iconic company to be a winning stock in the long-term. However, it may leave shareholders wanting more this year. Investors should consider these three potential red flags heading into 2022. 1. Resorts and cruise lines are still struggling Disney's fantastic intellectual property drives most investor attention to its streaming service Disney+, but other significant parts of the business are still struggling through the pandemic. Disney's parks and experiences segment houses its resorts and cruise lines -- tourism-driven businesses -- and the drop in travel from COVID-19 has significantly impacted revenue and profits. Image source: Getty Images. Let's look at the numbers. In 2019, parks … [Read more...] about Will Walt Disney Stock Underwhelm in 2022?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Mobile Payment Apps, Cryptocurrency Grow in Popularity An increasing number of consumers are using mobile payment apps and owning cryptocurrency. According to a new survey, adoption and usage of mobile payment apps are growing. Only 14% of respondents reported not having used a mobile payment app in the past year. PayPal was the most popular payment app, with 72% of respondents saying they had used it in the last year, compared to Cash App (32%), Venmo (26%), Google Pay (21%), Zelle (20%), and Apple Pay (19%). The study also examined trends in cryptocurrency, finding that more than one-third of respondents between the ages of 18-54 own cryptocurrency, with people ages 18-34 most likely to own it (37%), and individuals 35-54 (33%) trailing only slightly. Furthermore, 67% of those who own cryptocurrency are willing to consider using it for purchases if it were linked to a mobile wallet. [ Chain Store Age ] Contactless … [Read more...] about This Week In Credit Card News: Consumers Flock To Mobile Payment Apps, Crypto, And Contactless Payments
Hot Stocks for Wednesday Trade Watchlist Portfolio Message Set Alert live bse live nse live Volume Todays L/H More × Santosh Meena, Head of Research at Swastika Investmart The Indian equity market witnessed a sharp profit-booking in Tuesday's trading session after a one-way vertical rally. The weakness can be attributed to selling in the global markets after the US 10-year bond yield moved above the 1.80 mark during the day. FIIs have been net sellers for the last four trading sessions, while a sharp selling in the last hour of trade indicates that we may have another day of selling by FIIs. Technically, 18,300-18,350 is a minor resistance zone where the Nifty witnessed a Bearish Engulfing candlestick pattern that may lead to further weakness. Tuesday's low of 18,085 is at 9-DMA (daily moving average); below this, 17,950-17,800 will be the next important support … [Read more...] about Hot Stocks | Shriram Properties, Kalpataru Power, Gujarat Ambuja Exports can give you double-digit returns in short term
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The lowest scoring week of the NFL season concludes Monday night when the Baltimore Ravens (7-5) travel to Cleveland to take on the Browns (9-3) in a key AFC North game. The 15 games in Week 14 averaged 44.6 points per game, and 11-of-15 games went under the posted total. For the season NFL scoring is averaging 49.05 points per game. The Ravens are a 3-point road favorite over the Browns on Monday Night Football and the total is 45.5. The updated playoff prediciton model at FiveThirtyEight shows the Ravens have a 63% chance to make the playoffs despite currently sitting in the No. 8 position in the AFC playoff picture . The Ravens finish the season against three losing teams - Jacksonville, New York Giants and on the road in Week 17 at Cincinnati. Seven teams make the playoffs in each conference with the new playoff format , and the adjusted odds to make the playoffs continue to change. Some top teams lost Sunday … [Read more...] about Monday Night Football Betting: Browns And Ravens Odds, Picks And Player Prop Bets
In the last six months, Lucid Group ( NASDAQ:LCID ) has jumped 81% while the S&P 500 has risen just 6.2%. Not all electric vehicle (EV) stocks have been so fortunate, with many selling off over the last few months. Despite some weakness in EVs today, the market is growing and leaders are emerging. And three Fool.com contributors think General Motors ( NYSE:GM ) , Nio ( NYSE:NIO ) , and Ford Motor Company ( NYSE:F ) are better investments today than even Lucid. Image source: Getty Images. Detroit's EV play Travis Hoium (General Motors): Most of the companies thought to be EV stocks are effectively start-ups today. But it's extremely difficult to go from start-up to scale in the auto business, so I think a great investing strategy would be betting on an established company making the EV transition. General Motors fits that description. By 2025, GM will launch 30 models of EVs and by 2035 it will only make electric vehicles, based on … [Read more...] about Missed Out on Lucid? 3 Better EV Stocks to Buy Now
Travelling overseas just to get a prick used to have a much more negative connotation. But with limited supplies and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines in Thailand, many expats are turning towards vaccine tourism, travelling to another country in order to secure a jab. With recent reports that Thai people will be prioritized and timelines vague for foreigners getting vaccinated, impatient expats are looking at where they can travel that would allow them to get vaccinated. The United States is a popular destination among other countries with faster vaccination processes. Yesterday the Thai Ministry of Public Health declared that Thai people will get priority for Covid-19 vaccines after reports that foreigners got appointments using the Mor Prom Line account even though a Thai ID is required. The Health Minister even went further by saying there were no plans to give expats free vaccines and that foreigners could go to private hospitals and pay for jabs in the future when there is a … [Read more...] about Desparate expats in Thailand turn to vaccine tourism