Gravity Industries Aerodynamic Jet Suit Latest Flight Test

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Latest wing testing and the evolution of our aerodynamic control at speed with the #JetSuit never stops at Gravity. Here with the awesome Benjamin Kenobi chasing with his Inspire drone.
With a rich family history in Aviation, former Oil Trader & Royal Marines Reservist, Richard Browning, founded pioneering Aeronautical Innovation company, Gravity Industries in March 2017 to launch human flight into an entirely new era. The Gravity #JetSuit uses over 1000bhp of Jet Engine power combined with natural human balance to deliver the most intense and enthralling spectacle, often likened to the real life Ironman. Gravity has to date been experienced by over a billion people globally and covered by virtually every media platform. The Gravity Team, based in the UK, have delivered over 100 flight & Speaking events across 30 countries including 5 TED talks.

Labour request furlough extension for pubs and bars to be granted

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Blanket approach to ending scheme will mean a wave of closures, says shadow minister

Labour has warned that many pubs and bars will be forced to close unless the government agrees to extend the furlough wage support scheme, which is due to be withdrawn next month.

Night-time hospitality businesses have struggled as punters remain cautious about heading back to their local and Labour warned that the sector would suffer a wave of closures unless it received further help.

“Pubs are a vital part of our high streets and social fabric in communities up and down the country,” said Lucy Powell, the shadow business minister. “They have been hit hard by the pandemic, and Tory indifference and incompetence over many years means that many have gone to the wall.Advertisement

“Ministers’ blanket approach to ending the furlough scheme further threatens the future of many more. The furlough scheme must be extended for hard hit sectors to save jobs now.”

Labour, which reckons 5,500 pubs and bars have closed since the Conservatives came to power in 2010, is also calling for funds leftover from the government’s business grant scheme to be funnelled into a new Hospitality and High Street Fightback Fund to help ailing businesses.

Figures released last month showed that sales at pub, restaurant and bar chains halved in July compared with last summer. Trade in bars was down almost two-thirds (63%) and pubs saw a 45% slump in the first month that businesses were able to reopen after the government eased lockdown restrictions.

Last month, the British Beer and Pub Association said more than a third of pubs failed to break even in July, and a quarter of pubs and bars were uncertain their businesses would still be viable by March next year.

“With our pubs grappling with the ongoing challenge of returning to the trading levels they were at before the lockdown, hundreds of thousands of jobs hang in the balance,” said Emma McClarkin, chief executive of the BBPA. “A sector specific extension of the furlough scheme would be greatly welcomed by our sector.”

While the BBPA threw its weight behind an extension of the furlough scheme, industry figures have also identified other areas where the government could help.

Publicans have expressed bitter complaints about the financial impact of the“beer tie” arrangement that governs the relationship between large pub companies that own thousands of pub premises and the tenants who run the business.

Many publicans also expressed dismay after alcohol was excluded from the government’s six month VAT cut from 20% to 5% designed to stimulate the hospitality industry. More than 60% of the UK’s 47,000 pubs are “wet-led”, meaning they make more money from alcohol than food. Pubs are also facing huge rent bills with nearly all of the major pub companies opting to defer their demands, or offer a discounted rate, instead of cancelling payments as business has dried up during the pandemic.

Pubs, bars and restaurants also no longer enjoy the extra custom the government’s highly successful eat out to help out scheme brought in during August.

Last week, the government revealed that at least 100m meals were eaten by diners taking advantage of the scheme, which gave 50% off the price of a meal up to a maximum of £10 per head on Mondays to Wednesdays. The government has said the success of the scheme meant it would cost more than the £500m Rishi Sunak set aside in the July mini-budget.

A Treasury spokesperson said: “We have stood by pubs and the communities they serve throughout the pandemic, providing targeted support for the sector including business rates holidays and cash grants of up to £25,000.

“The coronavirus job retention scheme will have been open for eight months from start to finish – with the government helping to pay the wages of over 9.6 million jobs so far. And support doesn’t end in October with the furlough bonus paying £1,000 per employee for those brought back to work and kept in employment into 2021.”

By Mark Sweney

Astronaut Jeanette Epps To Become The First African American Onboard The International Space Station

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NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps will join astronauts Sunita Williams and Josh Cassada as a crew member on the first operational flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS), announced NASA. The six-month expedition, which is planned to launch in 2021, will make Epps the first Black woman to live and work in space for an extended period of time. Epps responded to her new assignment in a Twitter video, saying she’s “looking forward to the mission” alongside Williams and Cassada. NASA assigned Williams and Cassada to the Starliner-1 mission in August 2018. The spaceflight will be the first for Cassada and third for Williams, who spent long-duration stays aboard the space station on Expeditions 14/15 and 32/33.

Top 10 SKILLS To Learn For Your FUTURE

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In this Alux.com video we'll try to answer the following questions: What are the best skills for the future? Which are the best skills to learn in 2020? How to upskill? Which skills are best to learn? Which skills are evergreen? Which are the best skills to learn for the future? Which skills are future proof? What is the best skill to learn in 2020? What are the top 10 job skills? What skills are employers looking for in 2020? What skills do you learn in 2019? What skill can I learn in 3 months? What is the best skill to learn?

How 1-800-Got-Junk Became A $500 Million Empire

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When Brian Scudamore told his parents he was dropping out of college to become a full time junk collector, they told him he was throwing away his future. At just 19, he set out to build his own business. The idea for a junk removal service came to Scudamore while staring at a pile of garbage in a McDonald’s parking lot. Today he’s created a multi-million brand and through his unconventional success, he’s become the poster child of encouraging anyone thinking about starting a business to “just get out there and start one.”

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Lake Como Italy – Amazing Luxurious Villas

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The Amazing Luxurious Villas of Lake Como Italy For Two Thousand Years, Lake Como in Northern Italy, Has Been Described as One of the Most Beautiful and Romantic Places in the World. Lake Como’s Shoreline is Comprised of Antique Villages and Stunning Historic Villas, Some Are World Famous and Some Not So Well-known but No Less Stunning, These Villas Are a Wonderful Opportunity to Go Back in Time and Experience the Life of the Wealthy European and Noble Families Who Lived There, the Famed Novelists Who Wrote, the Composers Who Created, the Artists Who Painted, and the People Who Fell in Love, All Inspired by the Charm of This Special Italian Paradise. Villa Erba The Fabulous Villa Erba Was Built in the 19th Century by Luigi Erba, Located in Cernobbio, on the Shores of Lake Como, the Building Was Designed in Accordance With the Standards of the Italian Mannerism. Its Ancient Park Offers a Delightful Botanical Walk Amongst Trees, Groups of Flowering Shrubs, and Elegant Multicolor Flower Beds on the Lakefront, Providing a Wonderful Sight of Lake Como. Villa Erba is Currently the Location of Many International Events and Conferences. People Can Rent the Ground Floor Halls of the Villa in Order to Organize Events of Any Kind, Such as Weddings, Conventions, Meetings, and Exhibitions. Villa Del Balbianello Villa Del Balbianello Stands on the Tip of Peninsula Overlooking Lake Como With Some of the Most Exclusive Views. Perched Atop a Wooded Peninsula in the Village of Lenno, the Villa Del Balbianello Was Built at the End of the 18th Century on the Ruins of a Franciscan Convent, in the 1970s It Was Owned by Guido Monzino, an Explorer and Alpinist. His Collection of Artifacts From the North Pole, Mount Everest, and Beyond is Displayed in the Villa Along With African and Pre-columbian Art, the Villa is So Alluring, That It Was a Film Location for Great Movies Like Star Wars and James Bond. Villa La Cassinella A Stunning Historic Villa Perched on a Secluded Peninsula in the Western Shore of Lake Como With Beautiful Gardens and Magnificent Views Villa La Cassinella Was Built at the Turn of the 19th Century, Surrounded by a Beautiful Landscape, the Villa Represents the Pinnacle of Luxury on Lake Como, Sharing the Punto Di Lavedo With the Historic Villa Balbianello, and Offering Its Unique and Suggestive View of the Lake Como’s Gold Coast. The Spacious and Perfectly Manicured Gardens Complement the Estate's Idyllic Setting on the Edge of Lake Como. Villa Pliniana A Stunning 16th Century Italian Palazzo Set on 18 Waterfront Acres, Built for Count Giovanni Anguissola, Governor of Como, Who Decided to Transform the Fresh Spring and the Surrounding Land Into an Iconic Location. Villa Pliniana is One of the Oldest and Most Beautiful of Lake Como’s Villas, It Stands Alone, Looking Out Across the Waters of the Lake, While Behind It a Majestic Waterfall Divides the Mountainside in Two. The Grounds of the Villa Contain an Example of a Rhythmic Water Spring, the Imposing Facade With Four Orders of Windows is Lightened Through the Elegant Porch, the Interior Halls Are Furnished With Elegant Furnitures, Decorations, Works of Art and Relics.

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Gymshark former delivery boy sportswear firm now worth over £1bn

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A 28-year-old former pizza delivery boy has done a deal which values his sportswear company at more than £1bn.

Ben Francis started Gymshark from his parents' garage in 2012 when he was 19 years old, studying by day and working for Pizza Hut by night.

Mr Francis told the BBC he is now worth a “frightening” amount though he declined to provide details of the deal.

But based on a £1bn value, Mr Francis' stake in Gymshark is worth £700m.

US private equity firm General Atlantic is taking a 21% share in the clothing business, which is based in Solihull. It will allow Gymshark to expand internationally, especially in the US, where it has most of its customers.

Mr Francis started the firm because he couldn't find sportswear that appealed to him.

Enlisting the help of his brother, and a group of friends, he bought a sewing machine and screen printer, and started to make gym vests and t-shirts.

Embracing social media

His brother and most of those friends are still a part of the business today, which has 499 staff and offices in the UK, Hong Kong and Denver, Colorado. It manufactures all over the world.

A large part of the sportswear firm's success is due to its significant social media following. It has 4.6 million followers on Instagram.

“We were one of the first businesses in the world to sponsor influencers,” Mr Francis said. “Equally, we were one of the first businesses to really double down and invest in social media.”

But the coronavirus crisis has also helped.

“Commercially, it's been quite good in the sense that people are shopping more online and people are running, cycling and doing home workouts more than ever before,” he said.

But he acknowledged that it has been hard on his staff.

He is yet to decide what he will do with his newly-realised wealth but he does think he's earned a short break.

“I will have this weekend off,” he said.

“I cannot remember the last time I was up any later than 05:30 or 06:00 so tomorrow morning, I will have a lie in, for one, and I will walk my dog and just chill out.”

However, he remains focused on worldwide expansion.

“This is my one true passion and the thing that I've truly dedicated my life to,” he said.

“So all of my mindset right now is about continuing to develop this brand into a truly, truly global phenomenon.”

By Philippa Goodrich and Dan Ascher

Why Noma Was Voted One Of The World’s Best Restaurants

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The original Noma opened in Copenhagen 15 years ago, surprising guests with its inventive offerings, like dishes disguised as herb pots. Noma was voted number one restaurant in the world four times. But not too long ago, Chef René Redzepi shut everything down. And this latest move could give them back the title.

15 Reasons Why Real Estate is the Best Investment

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In this Alux.com video we'll try to answer the following questions: Is real estate the best investment? Why do rich people invest in real estate? How to invest in real estate? Which is the best investment? What is the best investment to get rich? Is Real estate a good investment? Why do people invest in real estate? How to become a real estate investor? How much money do you need to invest in real estate? What are some simple ways to invest in real estate? What is the average return of real estate? Where are the best real estate opportunities right now? How to make money by investing in real estate? Top 10 Ways to invest in real estate? Top 10 reasons to invest in real estate? How to become a millionaire by investing in real-estate? How to become rich by investing in real estate? What is the best investment you can make? Is the real estate market still a good investment? What are the biggest real estate investment opportunities right now? Is buying land a good investment? What are the tax benefits of investing in real estate? How to increase the value of a property? Why should I invest in property? Is buying property a good investment? How to earn passive income by investing in real estate? How to get a property loan, to refinance and invest in real estate?

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UK Government ‘Eat out to help out” scheme the pros and cons for restaurants

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Restaurant owner Lubeck Sredojevic is exactly the kind of person who should be benefiting from Chancellor Rishi Sunak's “Eat out to help out” scheme.

The Serbian-born businessman has been the owner of the Boulevard restaurant in south Croydon since 1999.

He initially welcomed lockdown as a chance to take a break and refurbish his restaurant's interior, “because in 21 years I didn't have a proper holiday”, but now he is ready to serve his customers again.

He is taking part in the government's meal discount scheme – which runs between Mondays and Wednesdays throughout August – but he is “not crazy about it”.

“I have more bookings than I normally have for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,” he says, “But my Friday, Saturday and Sunday are worse.

“It will definitely affect the weekend and we won't have as many people as we normally have.”

The other big problem with the scheme for Mr Sredojevic is that it only covers food, not alcohol, and that makes it confusing to administer.

“It's very complicated technically to separate them,” he says. “We've got to do it manually and I need to do it myself, because I want to check it has been done properly.

“It would have been easier to do it for everything. They should have found some way to make it simpler.”

Reduced capacity

“Eat out to help out” is the chancellor's latest move to help boost an industry that has been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Sunak hopes that by offering up to £10 off a meal in August on certain days, it will encourage people to visit restaurants and cafes.

But with the offer only available on 13 days during the month, is it too little, too late to save an industry already ravaged by a devastating wave of closures and job losses?

“There are still a lot of difficulties facing our industry,” said Marcello Distefano, boss of the San Carlo chain of restaurants.

“We're running at reduced capacity and we're still suffering from no-shows. and we've still got the major question over rents which will come to fruition at the end of September,” he told the BBC's Today programme.

“We're looking forward to the autumn with a little bit of trepidation at the moment with what's happening.”

The chain has 21 restaurants across the country, but its problems are typical of an industry that has been brought to its knees during the coronavirus crisis.

Six of its branches remain closed and 130 of its 700 workers are still furloughed.

“We've still got three restaurants that are closed in London, predominantly in the Covent Garden area, which relies heavily on theatres and tourism. But even at the London branches open, sales figures are down 70-75% on last year,” Mr Distefano revealed.

“With there still being so many unknowns, we still have a sense of uncertainty about our future.”

Cautious consumers

“The hospitality sector has been hit particularly hard by the nation's lockdown,” said Will Hawkley, UK head of leisure at KPMG.

“While some restaurant doors have reopened, consumers still struggle to shake off the words of caution that previously told them – in no uncertain terms – to remain at home.

“Worries around what will happen in city centres or during the winter, when the nights draw in and the weather gets colder, still remain.”

The Covid-19 crisis has seen a number of restaurant chains in trouble, with the loss of thousands of jobs.

Byron Burger became the latest business to add to the industry's woes at the end of July, when it announced it was axing 650 jobs and closing more than half its outlets.

The owner of Cafe Rouge, the Casual Dining Group, went into administration in July and closed 91 of its 250 sites, with the loss of 2,000 jobs. The group has since been bought, saving 4,000 jobs.

Bella Italia-owner Azzurri also went into administration, which meant 75 branches closing and 1,200 jobs disappearing before it, too, was bought by a new business.

Carluccio's is another chain that fell into administration, before being bought by the owner of Giraffe restaurants, although 40 of its outlets were closed with the loss of 1,000 jobs.

‘Right thing to do'

The “Eat out to help out” scheme applies to eat-in food and drink at more than 72,000 venues across the country.

Business and Industry Minister Nadhim Zahawi told BBC Breakfast: “People want to support great local restaurants, great independent restaurants, and of course their favourite restaurant chains as well.

“I'll be going out and helping those restaurants in Stratford-on-Avon, in London, wherever I can, of course. I think it's the right thing to do.”

Asked if you could choose to pay full price, he replied: “It's worth all of us going out and if the government is supporting the sector, why not?

“We should all absolutely make sure that we go out and enjoy that restaurant.”

Major chains taking part in the scheme include: Burger King, Caffe Nero, Costa Coffee, Franco Manca, Fullers, Greene King, McDonald's, Nando's, Pizza Express, Pizza Hut, Pret A Manger, Starbucks, Wagamama and Wetherspoon.

By Simon Read & Robert Plummer Business reporters

10 BEST BUSINESSES You Can Start ONLINE in 2020

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This Alux video well try to answer the following questions: What kind of online business is most profitable? What is the best business to start in 2020? What are the most successful small businesses? What is the best online business to start in 2019? What are the top 10 online businesses? How can I earn fast money? What businesses are in demand? How do I decide what business to start? Which type of business is best? What's the easiest business to start? What's the easiest type of business to start? Which industry is most profitable? What is the best online business to start in 2020? Is 2020 a good time to start a business? Which business is best for students? How can I make money in 2020? How can I earn money in home? How can I make a lot of money online? How can I make $100 a day? How can I make $100 a day online without investment? How can I turn 100 dollars into 1000 a day? What kind of business can I start from home? What business will be successful in future? Which home based business is the best? Is online selling profitable? What are the top 5 most profitable businesses? How can I start my own online store? What kind of business can I do online? What are the top online businesses? How can a 2020 beginner make money online? What is the best startup business for 2019? What is the cheapest most profitable business to start? What are the worst businesses to start? What are the most successful big businesses? What is the best business for ladies? What can I sell online?

How Beats By Dre Leveraged The Strategies of Sneaker Culture And Became A Multi-Billion Dollar Brand

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Few brands have risen to the top of American pop culture as quickly as Beats by Dre. Beats was founded on a novel idea: use the principles of hype culture to sell headphones. That strategy turned over-the-ear-headphones from a niche product to a cultural phenomenon. Here’s how Beats by Dre leveraged the strategies of sneaker culture to become one of the most recognizable brands in the world.

10 BILLIONAIRES That Are Stepping Up During the Pandemic

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This Alux video we'll try to answer the following questions: Which rich are donating the most? How much did Bill Gates donated? How does Jack Dorsey's donation work? How much of a donation actually goes to the charity? What kind of people donate to nonprofits? How do I know what charities to donate to? How are rich people handling the corona virus epidemic? How are rich people handling self-isolation? How did Italy respond to covi19? What did Giorgio Armani do to help Italy? How did LVMH contribute to society during covid 19? How did Hong Kong react to the virus? What are the biggest donations during corona virus epidemic? Why was Mukesh Ambani ridiculed in the media? Why did Mukesh Ambani donate 66.7 million dollars? How did Jeff Bezos donate? Where do donations go to? How do foundations handle donations?

10 Strategies People Use to be Successful on Social Media

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This Alux video well try to answer the following questions: What should be my social media strategy? How does one create a successful social media strategy? What makes a social media campaign successful? What companies have great social media strategies? Should one have a social media strategy? What social media strategy would give the best results? What are the most common mistakes businesses make with their social media strategies? What are the best strategies for social media marketing? What is the key to a Successful social media strategy? How do you define a social media strategy? How to win at social media? How to make a good post on social media? What is the best social media for business? How is social media used for business? Why social media is important for business? What are benefits of social media? What are the advantages and disadvantages of social media?

How Much do Franchises Actually Make? Food, Cleaning, Senior Care & More

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How much do franchises actually make, and why is this information impossible to find? We look at 5 of the biggest names in food compare with popular industries like beauty, cleaning, senior care, staffing and more. We'll also explore franchises that can make as much or more as some of the big name food franchises, for an investment that is 10X less. According to a Franchise Business Review report, 51.5 percent of food franchises earn profits of less than $50,000 a year; only about 7 percent of food franchises have profits over $250,000. The average profit for all restaurants in the report was $82,033. You can see a very small amount of food franchises earn decent money and many owners are struggling or have bought themselves a job. Also keep in mind, if you are looking at a very established big name franchise, you get the leftovers in terms of territory. In most cases the owners making the most money are the locations that opened up long ago and received the best territories. And this is an argument we often hear, someone knows someone who owns 10 Dunkin Donuts and they did well, yes, but they bought them 20 years ago. There is 20 years worth of competition that has built up since that time.

15 Examples of MILLIONAIRE MATH

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This Alux video well try to answer the following questions: What is millionaire math? What are some examples of millionaire math? What does it take to make 1 million dollars. How to make a million dollars step by step? What is this concept called Millionaire Math? How does Millionaire Math work? How to break down a million dollars? How do people become millionaires? What do investors means when they say: Know your numbers? What are the most important numbers in business? How do rich people think? What do people mean when they say millionaire math? What are some examples of how businesses are making money? How can a person make a million dollars with examples? How to do millionaire math? You need to make $2740 for 365 days to hit a million dollars!

The Lilliput Play Homes That Can Cost As Much As Your Car

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The Pittsburg Pennsylvania company Lilliput Play Homes creates custom designed play houses that can cost as much as your car and may even rival your apartment. The gorgeous mini homes have windows, electricity, if you want even running water. Laaadeeedaaa. But seriously I think I want to live in one of these.

AMAZING INVENTIONS THAT ARE ON AN ANOTHER LEVEL

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Our life pace is accelerating. However, technologies manage to outpace it, coming up with multifunctional things that make our life very easier. Multifunctionality is the trend of our time, so inventors are trying their best to turn any item into several items at once. In this release, we will show unusual, although such necessary items …