If you have been to a supermarket in recent months, you have surely seen the machines for squeezing juice at the moment. This juice purchase option began to extend two years ago and has not ceased to win customers, while taking them away from customers of the bottled juice of a lifetime.
These machines offer juice squeezed at the moment and no additive or preservative is added, so for many, the question may arise as to whether vitamins are lost in a matter of hours or maintained. Fortunately, the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) has conducted an investigation.
This study on the different juices has also served to know which is the cheapest freshly squeezed juice, something that you can check in our article.
In the OCU they have analyzed 24 samples of juices that have been collected from supermarkets that were stored after 24 hours.
The analyzes were of samples collected in supermarkets during hours between 12:00 and 16:00, with the machines running from the first hour, and resulted in no hygiene problem with the juices collected: “No microorganisms are detected that they cause diseases and the rest appear in acceptable quantities. These products are safe and consumed at the time of purchase. ”
Regarding the analysis on vitamin C, the results have been clear and it has been proven that there is no loss of vitamins: “we measure the amount of vitamin C contained in the samples on the day of purchase and also after 24, 48 and 72 hours. The results are clear: vitamin C, as levels remain stable as long as the juice has been kept cold. “
Therefore you know, when someone tells you to take the juice fast so that vitamins are lost, you may not know what really happens or that it is only a trick for you to take it fast.
It is true that Apple products are more expensive than those of its competitors. The exclusivity that Apple gives does not have other brands, as well as the quantity and quality of the apple brand software.
If you want to give a gift to someone who has an iPhone, an iPad or a Mac and is fully compatible with their products, bet on Apple’s official products to avoid problems. They have warranty and technical service in their stores without comparison, in addition to integrating better with all their devices.
The problem? Prices. The “Apple rate” is usually quite high, but you don’t always have to leave a kidney to buy official Apple products. You can find very useful products that are not that expensive.
Apple AirPods with charging case
The best known headphones in the world and therefore the most desired are the AirPods. These white headphones have become a new standard in terms of quality Bluetooth headphones, compatible with both iPhone and Android phones. Now the second generation AirPods are discounted for only € 148.99 on Amazon.
With a battery that gives you up to 5 hours of playback and a magnetized cable charging box that increases the service life up to 24 hours, they are surely a truly wireless headset with the best battery of the moment.
Includes functions such as touch playback control, “Hey Siri” without touching anything, H1 chip to improve pairing and connection quality with iPhone, iPad and Macs.
Apple AirPods 2
The AirPods 2 is the second version of the popular Apple wireless headphones. The new version features new features such as active Siri listening, wireless charging case and enhanced autonomy, plus Bluetooth 5.0 for faster and more stable connectivity.
64GB iPad mini
The iPad mini is Apple’s most compact tablet that has become much faster in the latest model and finally has Apple Pencil support for taking notes or drawing.
This Apple tablet that normally costs € 449 is now discounted on Amazon for only € 377.25 with 64GB of memory.
After years without updating now, this iPad mini with 7.9-inch screen matches the larger iPad with the Bionic A12 processor. It has a start button with a Touch ID fingerprint reader and a battery of up to 10 hours of autonomy.
It is the perfect tablet to take it everywhere, watch series, movies or use it to take notes without having to carry a bag or backpack.
Apple Beats Powerbeats Pro
For those who are looking for Apple headphones that isolate better than AirPods but are compatible with physical activities, such as running or playing sports in a gym, its Beats headphone brand launched the Powerbeats Pro.
Apple sports headphones are now on sale at Amazon, because they have gone from € 250 that usually cost only € 217.49 with free shipping.
They include functions such as “Hey Siri” without the need to touch buttons, playback control by physical buttons, a much more stable setting than the AirPods behind the ear and an important detail: a battery of up to 9 hours uninterrupted with a single charge. Thanks to its cargo box you can have 1.5 extra hours just being connected 5 minutes.
Do you want to give an Apple product that unleashes the creativity of someone? The Apple Pencil is the perfect product for all people who have one of the new iPad, iPad mini or iPad Pro.
This digital pen allows you to synchronize immediately with these iPad simply by connecting to its Lightning port.
It has thousands of pressure levels, a latency of only 20ms compared to what is seen on the screen and a battery that offers you 12 hours of uninterrupted use.
It is an essential accessory for iPad users who use it at all times to take notes or for artists and enjoy design and drawing applications.
IPhone Smart Battery Case
Apple Smart Battery Case
The iPhone has a good battery, but not as good as the latest Android that include batteries with much more capacity. Although it is true that iPhone tend to better manage battery consumption, it is not a panacea and many people end up taking a charger wherever they go.
To forget your iPhone charger at home, the Smart Battery Case is perfect. They are silicone protective cases for iPhone that include a battery to extend the hours of use.
Apple Smart Battery Cases are available for many of the latest iPhone announced, such as iPhone 11, iPhone XS, iPhone XR and iPhone 7. Some models are on sale at Amazon.
They are normally more expensive batteries than some battery cases of other brands, but these have the quality and compatibility of Apple, with details such as being able to see the amount of energy left from the widget panel.
Smart Battery Case for iPhone 11 for € 126.70
Smart Battery Case for iPhone 11 Pro for € 126.70
Smart Battery Case for iPhone 11 Pro Max for € 129.13
Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS for € 142.18
Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS Max for € 126.65
Smart Battery Case for iPhone XR for € 117.04
Smart Battery Case for iPhone 7 for € 91.77
Back in late 2017 when bitcoin spiked to nearly $20,000 seemingly overnight, we felt like Ice-T trying to bag a perp: Was it Adam Smith’s ghost, or something more mischievous?
We’ll take something more mischievous. A new study in the Journal of Finance suggests 2017’s price surge was the doing of an unknown manipulator operating from a single account at Bitfinex, then the largest crypto exchange.
The nitty-gritty: The study’s finance professor authors argue the so-called whale used a dollar-pegged cryptocurrency called tether to ratchet up demand for bitcoin when bitcoin fell below certain price thresholds. That misconduct may have led to this:
Adam Neumann is stepping down as CEO of The We Company, the parent of WeWork. He’ll remain with the office rental company as non-executive chairman, aka a pilot who doesn’t get to touch the controls.
The main instigator: Masayoshi Son, CEO of major WeWork investor SoftBank.
Masa was gaga over Neumann as recently as this January, when he plugged $2 billion into WeWork at a $47 billion valuation.
But WeWork aged as gracefully into fall as the New York Mets
As it prepared for a monster IPO this summer, WeWork filed regulatory documents that left people who write words for a living “at a loss for words.” Convoluted financials, incomprehensible corporate governance structures, billions of dollars in losses…it’s all there.
As Masa and other investors watched WeWork slash its valuation from $47 billion to $15 billion to salvage the IPO, their collective blood pressure climbed. When WeWork delayed its public offering last week, they’d had enough.
First there was Adam, then came We
Neumann co-founded WeWork in 2010, and with the right mix of charisma, capital, and shrewdness, he turned it into one of the most valuable startups in the country.
Don’t forget how big WeWork is. Last September, the company topped JPMorgan to become the largest tenant of office space in Manhattan.
WeWork has over 800 locations in cities as far-flung as Xi’An, China, and Columbus, Ohio.
But unflattering media reports in recent weeks showed that Neumann’s eccentric leadership style and cozy financial relationship with the company had turned WeWork’s IPO radioactive on Wall St.
Where does WeWork go from here?
CFO Artie Minson and Vice Chairman Sebastian Gunningham will take over as co-CEOs, but don’t expect them to ring the bell at the Nasdaq this morning. Heavy job cuts could be on the horizon, and WeWork has a long way to go to resolve its governance, financial, and reputational issues.
Manhattan readers: If you see more jacked people in sunglasses this week, it’s because they’re protecting the leaders of the world who are here for the United Nations General Assembly. There’ll be 600 meetings (none of which could have been emails) for the 193-member GA. We took a peek at a few leaders’ agendas…
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Climate change. Following “tortuous all-night negotiations” over Germany’s $60 billion climate plan, Merkel is struggling to find her place on the climate change A-team, writes Bloomberg. Some one-star reviews:
From activists: insufficient for a “climate emergency.”
From economists: too gentle to force any changes from big business.
Today, Merkel joins ~60 heads of state at the UN’s Climate Action Summit. They’ve been told to leave the “beautiful speeches” at home and come instead with “concrete plans” for carbon neutrality by 2050.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Economic uncertainty. After years of 8%-plus economic growth, India’s GDP is now growing closer to 5%. Unemployment is at 8.4% and rising.
Modi was in Houston yesterday at a rally with President Trump called “Howdy, Modi!” that drew more than 50,000 people to the Texans’ NRG Stadium—hope you picked him up on waivers. Trump and Modi were expected to iron out trade differences and could reportedly sign a deal this week.
As for other world leaders…
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will present a regional security plan for the Gulf, but don’t expect a handshake with Trump.
Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro will open the UNGA with a speech to “reaffirm the issue” of Brazil’s sovereignty after criticism of Bolsonaro’s handling of the Amazon rainforest fires.
U.S. President Trump will put his dealmaking chops to the test. Some tensions that could use a little de-escalating this week, per Axios: Iran, North Korea, China, and the Taliban.
And then there are the leaders playing hooky from the UN: China’s Xi Jinping, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, and Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro.
While you were sleeping Tuesday night, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (or HKEX) made an unsolicited $36.6 billion offer to acquire the London Stock Exchange.
HKEX’s idea of a big picture: The exchanges have a combined market value of over $70 billion, together topping the price tag on the $50 billion Intercontinental Exchange, the NYSE’s parent company.
the picture is bigger than just London and Hong Kong. The potential
tie-in reminds us just how intertwined the world’s trading hubs have
become as technological advancements take finance cross-border.
HKEX bought the London Metal Exchange’s parent company in 2012.
Germany’s Deutsche Börse Group has tried twice and failed twice to buy the LSE. The U.S.-based Nasdaq also made a run for it…unsuccessfully.
Nasdaq owns and operates exchanges in the Nordic and Baltic regions, where day traders barely work in the winter.
The LSE has proven difficult to tie down. Its recent bid for Refinitiv won’t make things easier…and LSE chief David Schwimmer (not that David Schwimmer) called the deal “preliminary and highly conditional.”
If you’re a barber who cuts someone’s hair, and then that person opens a salon next door…you’ll probably stop cutting their hair.
Same goes in the world of logistics. FedEx (-0.33%) said yesterday it will not renew its contract to make ground deliveries for Amazon (+0.31%), which has itself emerged as a major logistics player. The announcement came two months after FedEx said it would discontinue U.S. air delivery service for Amazon.
Cut to the chase: The two companies are taking the arrows from their logos and pointing them straight at each other.
When a customer becomes a rival
Seeing more Amazon Prime-branded trucks on the highway? The company is investing in its own delivery capabilities to include cargo planes, local delivery vehicles, big rig trucks, and a network of warehouses.
Amazon is already its own biggest shipper. According to Rakuten Intelligence, Amazon delivers 48% of its own packages, up from around 15% two years ago.
And in classic Amazon fashion, it’s turned a cost into a service it can offer to others. Amazon quietly launched a freight brokerage platform in April that undercuts competitors’ prices by 26–33%, per FreightWaves.
FedEx changes its tune
Last month, FedEx finally admitted that Amazon was opening a competing salon. “Some high-volume package shippers, such as Amazon.com, are developing and implementing in-house delivery capabilities and utilizing independent contractors for deliveries, and may be considered competitors,” it said in a filing.
But going to battle with Amazon may not be as painful for FedEx as you think.
Amazon accounted for 1.3% of FedEx’s revenue in 2018—not even $1 billion.
There are other fish in the growing e-commerce sea. Think of this move as a party invite to retailers like Target and Walmart who 1) also need the delivery services FedEx can provide and 2) want to take down Amazon.
The Chinese Commerce Ministry confirmed Tuesday it’s pausing U.S. agricultural imports in response to President Trump’s new tariffs. The move could hobble an already stumbling U.S. farm sector.
Zoom out: China is the fourth largest export destination for U.S. farms. China spent $9.1 billion on U.S. farm products in 2018, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
war has already stung: U.S. soybean exports to China dropped 70% from
September 2017 to May 2018, while dairy exports are down 54% so far this
It’s not like U.S. farmers don’t have enough to worry about. Crop prices are lower than usual and the spring’s heavy rains delayed planting. The USDA has begun handing out $14.5 billion to farmers to offset the costs of the trade war and bad weather, but it may not be enough as Chinese buyers find alternatives.
After everyone left the office for Summer Fridays, FedEx (+0.75%) announced its own exit. It’ll stop providing express delivery for Amazon (+2.93%) packages in the U.S. this summer.Why this matters: From a numbers perspective, Amazon represented under 1.3% of FedEx’s total revenue last year. But from a broader perspective, FedEx’s decision is telling Amazon, “we’d like to see you do it better.”That’s because Amazon has been busy building out its own delivery network, which looks a lot like the early days of FedEx.Amazon has 42 branded aircraft in the U.S. and plans to grow the fleet to 50 by the end of the year.Last month, it broke ground on its own air cargo hub in Kentucky set to open in 2021.And drones!But FedEx isn’t weeping into its purple and orange pillow. Execs say there’s plenty of demand for its services from parties that aren’t building homegrown competitors (like Target, Walmart, and Walgreens). FedEx is prepping for e-commerce to double to 100 million packages per day in the U.S. by 2026.
It is hard to think of a place more suited to the wine and food lover
than the rolling hills and lush valleys of central Italy’s Tuscany and
Umbria. Cyprus trees and ancient oaks dot the landscape, and as you wind
the many white gravel roads you’ll find yourself in awe that somewhere
so unspoiled extends in every direction.
All those pictures in the coffee table books, online travel sites,
even those on your wall calendar are rolled out before you – tangible,
inspiring and ready to delight every one of your senses.
Beyond Florence – Small Towns in Central Italy and Things to Do
While Florence is known to food and wine lovers the world over, and
is renowned for its art museums, shopping, and breathtaking sunsets atop
Piazzale Michelangelo, many of the region’s treasures lie beyond the
city in the small towns and villages scattered throughout Chianti,
Tuscany and Umbria.
From San Gimignano and Pienza to Assisi and Cortona, Italy’s charm,
warmth and authenticity will have you wishing you never had to leave.
The days are dream-like as you stroll through streets and walls built
hundreds of years ago sampling the local Pecorino cheese, house-made
gelato or sipping one of Italy’s finest red wines; all the while you’re
surrounded by colorful flowers, the clanking of dishes in the kitchen as
a meal is prepared from scratch, and the quiet chatter and laughter of
others simply relishing in the good life.
While you can easily find such scenes across the countryside, here are a few destinations we highly recommend:
small walled village, San Gimignano, known for its medieval
architecture and the 14 towers that rise above the city is a UNESCO
World Heritage Site, which will transport you back in time. Food and wine lovers will delight in the locally grown saffron and its white wine, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano. We
also recommend finding a local, family vineyard for an intimate
encounter with Chianti – call ahead to schedule an appointment.
UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pienza is a small medieval village known as
the “ideal city of the Renaissance.” It was created by Enea Silvio
Piccolomini, later known as Pope Pius II, who had both the means and
influence to transform his birthplace village into his version of a
utopian city. Located in the Val d’Orcia region of Tuscany, Pienza is known for its local sheep’s cheese, Pecorino and is the ideal place for a stroll. Make sure to sample the local gelato shop’s flavor of the day too!
Now, this is a wine lover’s dream destination. Set atop a hill with views of the surrounding Tuscan farms, Montepulciano is an easy village to burn through your camera card! Make sure to visit one of the many wine cellars which extend deep beneath the city streets – the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is the local red wine and it shouldn’t be missed.
Wine lovers would be remiss to pass up this destination, another idyllic hilltop town, set within fortified walls. Montalcino is renowned for the production of Brunello red wine
which you can taste at any number of wine shops scattered throughout
town while taking in the view of the surrounding countryside with its
picturesque olive groves, ancient trees and miles upon miles of
vineyards. If you’re there for a meal, which we recommend so you can
take in more wine, make sure to try the wild boar ragu.
Umbria, the charming town of Montefalco will delight you with its
simplicity and welcoming hospitality. A small village in the heart of
Italy, you can spend the afternoon sampling the local wines at a
family-owned vineyard, taking a private cooking class in a chef’s home
or dining al fresco at one of the many eateries tucked in this town’s
winding streets. You’ll want to grab a bottle of Sagrantino di Montefalco for the cellar – it’s an ager!
one of the more well-known destinations of Umbria, Assisi made famous
by St. Francis, is a crown jewel of the region. We recommend visiting in
the evening when the crowds disperse and the city takes on a beguiling
atmosphere. Tour the church near closing for a more personal and less
crowded viewing, and then snag a seat for dinner on a westward facing
balcony to watch the sunset over the Umbrian valley. We guarantee it
will be difficult to leave this enchanting village, and while you’re there make sure to taste the Umbrian olive oil. It’s simply superior.
Believe the Hype
Italy is one of those dream destinations. We’ve all heard the
stories, read the descriptions or watched the travel shows depicting a
paradise for the food and wine traveler. Fortunately, for those lucky
enough to visit, it does not disappoint.
The rolling hills with scattered ancient castles and old farm houses
provide a picturesque backdrop, but the intimate encounters with the
food, wine, landscape and above all, the Italian people are the true