Snap misses user growth estimates, shares fall

first_imgRevenue from ad sales jumped about 17 percent to US$454.2 million during the quarter, above estimates of $440.8 million.Snap’s revenue gains set the bar for Twitter, which reports earnings on Thursday, and Facebook’s results next week, said Debra Aho Williamson, an analyst at research firm eMarketer.Average revenue per user was $1.91, barely changed from the year-ago quarter. Outside North America and Europe, that measure dropped 25 percent to 89 cents as coronavirus-related factors inflicted more harm, Snap said.Snap’s net loss widened to about $326 million, or 23 cents per share, from $255.2 million, or 19 cents per share, a year earlier.Chief Financial Officer Derek Andersen said third-quarter revenue growth was 32 percent through July 19.But since the pandemic could weaken the economy further, Snap’s internal model is based on revenue growth of 20 percent for the third quarter, Andersen said.Topics : Snap has focused on helping advertisers increase sales directly from its ads, which boosted revenue growth even as many brands have been cutting marketing budgets due to the pandemic.Snap has positioned itself as a safe ad platform focused on friendly interactions, as more than 1,000 companies have paused ads on larger rival Facebook Inc due to concerns about hate speech.“The growing focus on brand safety and privacy across the entire industry places us in a unique position of strength as we have invested in these areas from the beginning of our business,” Snap Chief Executive Evan Spiegel said during an earnings call with analysts.Snap forecast 242 million to 244 million daily active users in the current quarter, below analysts’ target of 244.82 million according to Refinitiv data. Snap Inc said on Tuesday a bump in user growth at the start of coronavirus-led lockdowns petered out sooner than expected, and it forecast fewer current-quarter users than the Wall Street consensus.Shares of Snap fell 11 percent in after-hours trading before paring losses to around 6 percent.The Snapchat owner said daily active users (DAUs), a widely watched metric by investors and advertisers, rose 17 percent to 238 million in the second quarter ended June 30. Analysts had expected 238.44 million, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.last_img read more

Port of Los Angeles employs zero-emission top handlers

first_img “We are doing everything possible to advance commercially feasible solutions to meet our goal of transitioning all cargo-handling equipment to zero emissions by 2030.”  The two battery-electric top handlers were designed and built in the U.S. by Taylor Machine Works. “We are pleased with performance results that we are receiving from drivers, mechanics and Everport management as the equipment is tested daily in real-world conditions,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka.  The Port of Los Angeles has started using first zero-emissions top handlers in daily operations at the Everport Container Terminal as part of a pre-commercial demonstration project. Also known as top picks, top handlers are off-road vehicles with an overhead boom for loading containers weighing up to 100,000 pounds onto trucks and trains, unloading them, and stacking them on terminals between pickups and deliveries. The top handlers run on a one-megawatt battery designed to operate for up to 18 hours between charges. Each top handler has a data logger for tracking hours of operation, charging frequency, energy usage and other performance indicators. Additionally, drivers and mechanics are providing input on the maneuverability, noise level and safety of the equipment. The battery-electric top handlers are a key component of the Port’s $7.7 million Everport Advanced Cargo-Handling Demonstration Project. The California Energy Commission (CEC) is supporting the large-scale zero-emissions technology project with a $4.5 million sustainability grant. The Everport demonstration is one of 16 projects in which the port takes part to test near-zero emissions and zero-emissions engines, emissions control technology, and alternative fueling and charging stations. In addition to the battery-electric top handlers, the projects include testing ultra-low NOx renewable natural gas equipment and fully battery-electric fuel cell heavy-duty trucks; battery-electric forklifts, yard tractors, and rubber-tired gantry cranes; and emissions control equipment on large ships and harbor craft. Eliminating tailpipe emissions from cargo-handling equipment is part of the port’s larger goal of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) from all port-related sources. Port targets call for reducing GHGs 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.last_img read more

Saka compared to Giggs, Bergkamp and Scholes after Arsenal display

first_imgRobin van Persie has said that Bukayo Saka reminds him of the likes of Ryan Giggs, Dennis Bergkamp and Paul Scholes after the youngster impressed during Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Olympiakos. Bukayo Saka gave another impressive display out of position at left-back Saka has produced a number of strong displays for the Gunners this season and starred once again as they won the first leg of their round-of-32 tie. The 18-year-old set up Alexandre Lacazette’s 81st-minute winner with an inch-perfect cross to give Mikel Arteta’s side a 1-0 win and a crucial away goal in Greece. It was his ninth assist in all competitions this season and prompted Van Persie to draw comparisons to some Premier League greats. “Ryan Giggs used to give those passes, Dennis Bergkamp, Paul Scholes,” said the former Dutch international while appearing as a pundit on BT Sport. “This is like ordering your striker to move into the danger zone. It’s actually world-class. Really, really good. “This is not simple. This is very good, world-class. He makes it look easy but this pass – like I said, only the great players can give those passes. “Most crosses there would be kicked away by the defender and would be shot too high or too low with no idea. “But this is a pass with an idea. This is a pass with a message, and that is what you want from your players.” “That type of pass is like Ryan Giggs, Dennis Bergkamp, ordering your striker to move!”@martinkeown5 and @Persie_Official were hugely impressed by Bukayo Saka tonight Although Saka is primarily considered as an attacking player, injuries to the likes of Sead Kolasinac and Kieran Tierney have seen the England Under-19 international increasingly used at left-back. However, he has continued to excel in that role and put in another strong performance to draw further praise from his manager. Read Also:Remain a Gunner!,Leno sends message to Saka Van Persie has also been impressed with how the teenager has stepped up, adding: “He’s really taking his chance, and that’s nice to see from a young kid to really grab his chance and play for his future. “And he’s doing it so well. It’s so nice to see.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art10 Inventions That Make Us Question HumanityIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

Amazing world of Ronaldo’s women

first_img The pair crossed paths in a number of nightclubs, were snapped getting close to one another over two nights. However, a report claimed that Paris dumped Ronaldo because she thought he was a “sissy.” KIM KARDASHIANIn 2010, before Kanye West and Kim became THE showbiz couple, the reality TV star enjoyed an evening with Ronaldo. The two were reportedly seen kissing in Madrid where she was enjoying a three-day vacation. Imagine if they did get together? They’d certainly of trumped Posh and Becks. Before Kanye West came on the scene, Kim Kardashian enjoyed a brief romance with RonaldoCredit: InstagramIRINA SHAYKIt’s easy to forget that Ronaldo dated Russian supermodel Irina for five years. The pair were together from 2010 to 2015 before they went their separate ways. Irina then dated Hollywood heartthrob Bradley Cooper and had a daughter with him called Lea but the pair called it quits in 2019. IMOGEN THOMASThe Big Brother babe was said to have had a dalliance with the winger in 2006. They reportedly enjoyed a night of passion, rekindling their romance years later in 2011. But a spokesperson for Imogen denied the claims, saying that Ronaldo had bombarded her with phone calls. DESIREE CORDEROIn 2016, Desiree and Cristiano made brief headlines when they romanced one another. However, Ronaldo was said to believe that Cordero was “fame hungry” and they quickly split. MERCHE ROMERORonaldo dated the Portuguese model/TV presenter for over a year between 2005 and 2006. read also:Ronaldo shares cute family pic to wish fans Happy Easter She was his longest lasting missus while he was at Old Trafford playing for Man United. However, they parted ways when they couldn’t sustain their long-distance relationship. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Before Cristiano Ronaldo settled down with Georgina Rodriguez, he had a reputation as a ladies’ man. GEMMA ATKINSONFor four months in 2007, Gemma and Cristiano were an item and the talk of Manchester. And in an interview in 2016, the soap actress revealed how Cristinao tried to woo her with tea and episodes of Only Fools And Horses. As Del Boy might say, “He who dares..” The pair didn’t last long and Gemma is now happy with Strictly star Gorka Marquez – the couple had baby daughter Mia in July. They enjoyed a couple of dates on consecutive nights PARIS HILTONAfter splitting with boyfriend Doug Reinhardt, the LA socialite set her eyes on Cristino, who spent the summer of 2009 partying in California. The 35-year-old Juventus star was linked to a slew of glamorous women as he enjoyed a meteoric rise in the beautiful game, including dates with A-listers from Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, and model Irina Shayk. But long-gone are Ronaldo’s days of playing the field as he’s now happy with 26-year-old model Georgina, who he has daughter Alana with. So enamoured by the Spanish former shop assistant, it was reported by an Italian gossip magazine that the pair had secretly eloped in Morocco. However, Ronaldo’s rep soon revealed that the report was untrue. And she later told Hola! magazine that Cristiano had yet to propose, although she was looking forward to the day she could be Mrs Ronaldo. “Every couple wants to get married and I would love to personally,” she said. “Right how we have priorities and a lot of responsibilities, although in the future it would be marvellous to become Cristiano’s wife.” Although that day seems to edging closer, it’s worth remembering that the dad-of-four certainly enjoyed the single life. Here’s the women who were charmed by the Portuguese superstar.center_img Loading… Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Celebrities Who Look Older Than They Really AreTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

Monk pleased to see Allen blossom

first_imgWales international Joe Allen returns to his former club Swansea on Monday night with Garry Monk believing his old team-mate has matured into the “fantastic player” Liverpool fans expected following his 2012 transfer. Allen has had to be patient to win over the Liverpool faithful since making a £15million move to Merseyside and being branded the “Welsh Xavi” by Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, who made the same journey from south Wales. But the 25-year-old has thrived in skipper Steven Gerrard’s absence in the last few weeks, being one of Liverpool’s stand-out players as Rodgers’ side have recorded three successive Barclays Premier League victories to close the gap on fourth-placed Manchester United and boost their Champions League qualification chances. Press Association Allen returns to Swansea just a few days after it was revealed that the Welsh club have had the second most profitable academy in the Premier League since 2012. Numbers released by the International Centre for Sports Studies’ Football Observatory showed that only Southampton have produced the most expensive group of players who have been sold on to other clubs. Swansea eclipsed the likes of Bayern Munich and Paris St Germain to rank 11th on the European table and Allen’s transfer fee was responsible for almost half of the club’s £31.8million raised from academy sales. “Joe and Ben (Davies, who joined Tottenham last summer) were two Welsh boys who came through the system here and as a club we are looking to improve that system further in terms of recruitment to get more players like them,” Monk said. “That is important for a club like Swansea and those players can be an inspiration for the next generation coming through. “It is a great credit to Swansea that they were developed here and they have gone on in their careers to play for big clubs.” Gerrard is back in contention for the trip to the Liberty Stadium after missing the last seven games in league and cup with a hamstring injury but Swansea manager Monk says he is delighted to see Allen develop into the sort of player he believed he would be. “He is starting to be recognised and he deserves it,” Monk said. “It is tough going from Swansea to Liverpool, it is not an easy transition. He can be defensive and offensive, he is a two-way player. “Maybe he struggled to do that early on there but it has clicked and he has been fantastic and bossed games for them recently. “I have seen his progression here through to the first team. He always looked like he would be a top player and he is proving it. “He is maturing, he is a man not a boy, has filled out and he is coming into his peak. “He has been at Liverpool for a while and he understands the expectation and is taking that on to the field. “You come to a point in your career where you grow up and mature, your knowledge of the game and being at a big club clicks into place and in this run he has been key for them.” last_img read more

Women’s Soccer: Badgers chasing first Big Ten win in conference road opener

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team continues their Big Ten campaign this weekend, taking on the Purdue University Boilermakers Friday night and the Indiana University Hoosiers on the road Sunday afternoon.The Badgers (3-3-4, 0-1-1 Big Ten) are coming off a rough start to their 2016 Big Ten campaign after losing to Pennsylvania State University and tying Ohio State University last week. But the slow start is not an indicator for how the season is expected to play out for the Badgers.If anything, it’s a sign of greater things to come for the Badgers, who had a similar fate last year. After losing 0-4 to Penn State and finishing in a 0-0 draw with the Buckeyes last season, the Badgers went on to win their next eight Big Ten matchups.Women’s soccer: Late goal dashes Badgers’ hopes of a win at homeThe Wisconsin Badgers welcomed the No. 16 Ohio State Buckeyes at the McClimon Track/Soccer Complex Friday night to kick off Read…If this season does wind up resembling the 2015 campaign, then fans have every reason to believe this weekend will yield good results for the Wisconsin team. Last year, the Badgers wound up taking down the Boilermakers 1-0 and rolling past Indiana 3-0.With both teams fresh off a Big Ten loss, Purdue and Wisconsin will take the field fighting to regain their footing within the conference Friday night. Both teams will be looking to gain momentum to continue a month of intense conference scheduling.The good news for the Badgers is that Friday night will mark the beginning of a three-game road stretch. They’re currently struggling to produce wins at home so far, posting a 1-1-3 record on the season.That record gets immensely better when they are away, however, with UW jumping to a 2-2-1 record against its opponents on the road. It might just be that Wisconsin needs to spend some time away from McClimon Memorial Complex to get the momentum that they need.The Badgers aren’t worried about their current standing in the Big Ten right now, though. This is familiar territory for them and according to freshman Camryn Biegalski, Wisconsin knows how to come back from less-than stellar starts to their Big Ten campaigns.“We started out like this last year and ended up winning a Big Ten Championship,” Biegalski said. “So I think from here on out its grind time and I think we can win out.”The Badgers and the Boilermakers will find themselves under the bright lights of Folk Field Friday night at 6 p.m. The game will also be televised by BTN2GO. Then the Badgers head down to Bloomington to take on the Hoosiers Sunday at noon, with coverage available on BTN Plus.last_img read more

Tipp football heads critical of postponement

first_imgMeanwhile speaking on Extra Time with Ronan Quirke last night Tipp Football Chairman Joe Hannigan says they were annoyed by the decision and tried to look at 6 alternative pitches but they were weren’t feasible.He added it means the side are playing four weeks in a row but have to just get on with it now and roll with the punches Longford manager Denis Connerton has already vented on the issue and Kearns says he empathises with him and he told Tipp FM’s Jackie Cahill he was fuming after learning the game at Semple Stadium was pulled on Saturday at half twelve.It was set to be a double header with the hurlers but the football clash was postponed due to fears over the condition of the pitch.The match has now been refixed for this Saturday at 5 pm at Semple in another double header with Michael Ryan’s hurlers taking on Kilkenny at 7 pm that evening. read more

Local Band Raises Funds in Honor of Leonard Kinn

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich.- The local band, H-Bone Groove performed in front of a huge crowd to benefit Friends Together, and the Horseman’s Club. Saturday’s event was also to honor and remember Leonard Kinn who passed away in October after losing his battle with cancer.Kinn’s wife thanked the community for their support during her time of grieving.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Symphony Orchestra Holds Annual Holiday CelebrationNext Historic Bar and Grill Destroyed by Fire in Harrisvillelast_img read more

Barcelona draws rival Real Madrid in Copa del Rey semifinal Clasico

first_imgThat means Barca will visit Madrid twice in the same week, with the second LaLiga Clasico of the season set for March 2.The Blaugrana thrashed Madrid, 5-1, at home in October as Luis Suarez’s hat trick secured a result that spelled the end of Julen Lopetegui’s short reign as head coach in the Spanish capital.In the other Copa del Rey semifinal, Real Betis will face Valencia. The first leg will be played at Betis’ Estadio Benito Villamarin, which will host the final of the competition.@realmadrid are opponents in the semi final of the Copa del Rey#CopaBarça > #ElClásico#ForçaBarça— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 1, 2019 And the two heavyweights now go head to head in the last four in a bid to earn a place in May’s final in Seville.The first match will be played Wednesday at Camp Nou, with the return fixture at the Santiago Bernabeu taking place at the end of February. Copa del Rey holder Barcelona has drawn bitter rival Real Madrid in a semifinal Clasico.Barca rallied from a first-leg deficit to thrash Sevilla in their quarterfinal second leg and progress 6-3 on aggregate this week, while Madrid eased through 7-3 on aggregate against Girona.last_img read more

Adin Arnaut to pull a Bus full of People in front of SCC

first_imgThe strongest man in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Adin Arnaut, will pull the bus full of athletes and public figures in front of SCC on 23rd May, in order to draw attention to people with multiple sclerosis.Arnaut said that he gladly responded to this humanitarian action, organized by the agency NEWEVENT and the Association of Persons with Multiple Sclerosis. He will attach the bus with passengers with a rope, and drive it through the main road of Sarajevo.Arnaut should participate at the competition of the strongest people of the world in Novi Sad on 9th May, but the competition was suddenly postponed. He is now preparing fr the competition in Bulgarian city Plovdiv, that will be held on 20th June this year.(Source: read more