THR 100: Hollywood Reporter’s Most Powerful People in Entertainment

Hollywood, like the rest of America, is increasingly dividing itself into the haves and the have nots. Through mergers (Disney and Fox), buyouts (AT&T gobbling up Time Warner) and an arms race for talent ($250 million for J.J. Abrams?), the upper echelon of the content business has never been more influential or fabulously compensated. With that in mind, this is The Hollywood Reporter 100, the fourth annual ranked list of the most powerful people in entertainment. While Disney CEO Bob Iger retains his status as No. 1 (acquiring the $71.3 billion Fox assets and generating a record $8 billion at the box office make that choice an easy one), moving up on the list are figures from Shari Redstone (No. 4), who’ll see the Viacom-CBS merger she masterminded come to fruition this year, to Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige (No. 5), the most important Disney employee not named Iger, and Ava DuVernay (No.59), who jumps nearly 30 slots on the strength of her creative clout, Emmy nominations and leadership in Hollywood’s gender parity and inclusion efforts. Hitting the list for the first time are Barack and Michelle Obama (No. 50), whose Higher Ground shingle is making waves via de...

Morning Note: Will McCormick Boost Dividend? Plus: Watching the Economy, Trade

<!–*/ */ /*–>*/ Today as we begin the last quarter of 2019 many equity markets from European stocks to the S&P 500 banks are poised for either a significant breakout to the upside or a reversal lower back into the trading range. So far the 3,000 mark has been a ceiling with the strengthening US Dollar, just hit a 29-month high, providing a headwind to US sales overseas. October has typically been the most volatile month of the year and this year we have a veritable smorgasbord of nail-biting catalysts from the trade wars to presidential impeachment dramas and the upcoming third-quarter earnings reports. Not a great time for Sanofi’s (SNY) Zantac to get pulled from the shelves of CVS Health Corp. (CVS), WalgreensBoots Alliance (WBA), Walmart (WMT) and Rite Aid Corp. (RAD) on concerns it may be contaminated with a human carcinogen. China’s markets are closed through October 7 as the nation kicked off its biggest-ever military parade this morning to celebrate 70 years of communist rule. Over in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng will be closed today and October 7th but folks aren’t exactly cheering China’s anniversary as today’s protests, involving tens of thousands, tu...

Best hedge trimmer 2019: trim and shape with the best hedge trimmers

Hedges have been with us for thousands of years: the first recorded example of somebody complaining about trimming their hedge dates back to the Neolithic Age, roughly 2,000 to 4,000 years BC. Luckily for us, we have access to power tools that our ancestors could only dream of. But which is the best hedge trimmer for you? Now that spring bank holidays are here and summer is a-coming in, you’ll soon be in need of one, if you don’t want people to cruelly mock your topiary. The best hedge trimmer really depends on the hedge you have, and your own personal preferences: good luck trimming hundreds of yards of ancient hedgerow with a tiny handheld. There are hedge trimmers that extend to save you leaning on ladders, trimmers that turn into chainsaws for really thick branches and trimmers with swappable heads for different kinds of work.  As with most power tools the main choice is corded or cordless: battery-powered devices’ running time is of course limited by their battery, but corded trimmers run the risk of accidentally cutting the power cable. Always put an RCD on the plug your power tool’s connected to.  It’s worth mentioning that the RSPB would prefer that we didn’t...

Extinction Rebellion London protests: Latest updates as climate activists target Oxford Circus

An Extinction Rebellion protester dressed as Boris Johnson has climbed Big Ben on the penultimate day of the group’s latest round of protests to demand urgent action on the climate crisis It comes after activists blockaded Oxford Circus by scaling bamboo tripods and marched through Westminster, leaving red hand marks on government buildings with chalk spray paint.  The group continue to defy a London-wide ban on its protests amid anger over its disruption of the London Underground yesterday, which saw activists fiercely attacked by commuters.  Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. You can also choose to be emaile...

Ask a designer: Drab and boring? Not these laundry rooms

With a few strategic changes, even a small laundry room can become a space that’s appealing to be in and can double as a room for other activities too. “Laundry rooms don’t need to be a space that we apologize for anymore,” says New York-based interior designer Deborah Martin. Here, Martin and two other designers — HGTV’s Brian Patrick Flynn and Miami-based Raquel Mothe, of Mothe Design — offer advice on turning a basic laundry room into a space you love. Especially in older homes, one of the least convenient things about the laundry room is where it is — often far from where laundry gets generated. If you’re remodeling, Flynn says, consider relocating your laundry room as close to the master bedroom as possible. In fact, make it part of your master bedroom closet, if there’s enough space. “This makes it way easier for homeowners to tackle their laundry without having to then bring it back and forth across the house,” he says. And though it’s a splurge, it’s worth considering having more than one space where laundry gets done. When working on new luxury home projects, Mothe says, she often includes one laundry room on the house’s main level for cleaning things like small rugs, p...

Dry Laminating Machine Market 2019 Global Key Players : INT Co, ltd., HCI Converting Equipment Co., ltd., Hsing Wei Machine Industry Co., ltd.

The latest research report on ‘Dry Laminating Machine  Market’ by Ricerca Alfa, presents a detailed analysis concerning market share, market valuations, revenue estimation, SWOT analysis, and regional spectrum of the business. The report further highlights key challenges and growth prospects of the market, while examining the business outlook comprising expansion strategies implemented by market leaders. The Global Dry Laminating Machine market 2019 research provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Global Dry Laminating Machine Industry analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures are also analysed. This report also states import/export consumption, supply and demand Figures, cost, price, revenue and gross margins. Request for Sample of this [email protected] https://www.ricercaalfa.com/page/request-sample/47645/Dry-Laminating-Machine-Market-Professional-Survey.html The key players are highly...

Researchers from the University of Rochester have created a new laser-etched metal that was inspired by

Researchers from the University of Rochester have created a new laser-etched metal that was inspired by diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants. The team has created a metallic structure that is so water repellent that it won’t sink no matter how it is forced under the water or how much it is damaged. The new material has the potential to change many products. The team thinks that the metal might one day lead to unsinkable ships, flotation devices that float no matter if they are punctured, and monitoring devices that can survive in the ocean long term. To create the metallic structure, the team used femtosecond bursts of lasers to etch the surface of metals with intricate micro and nanoscale patterns. These patterns trap air and make the surface of the metal superhydrophobic. The scientists did find that after being immersed in water for long periods, the surfaced may start to lose its hydrophobic properties. The team says the key to the unsinkable design of the metal is the multifaceted superhydrophobic (SH) surfaces that trap a large volume of air. The team created a structure in the lab that has treated surfaced on two parallel aluminum plates that face inward, protectin...

The $3 baking tray from Aldi cooks are obsessed with

A simple $3 baking tray has sent shoppers into a frenzy as doughnut lovers everywhere swoop in to show off their own creations using the device. The trays are offered as a part of Aldi’s latest Special Buy collection this week, and they have already sold out in many areas as eagle-eyed foodies seek to capitalise on the amazing deal. One savy shopper swooped in to collect up the special Aldi trays and baking up a storm using their special recipe She posted: ‘Got to Aldi two minutes after opening and bought all the remaining doughnut trays – there was only a few left by the time I got there!’   ‘I used skim milk as it was all I had but just went a bit heavier on the oil and butter to make for it,’ she said. The woman known as Kayla bought as many trays as she could so she could bake up several batches with chocolate and cinnamon toppings The appetising photos of her creation drew envy and amazement from shoppers who were keen to taste test them personally. Commenters were envious of her delicious creation with many sharing their own versions or asking if they could come over for a personal taste test Animal Cookie Making Machine You can serve your de...