.

© Copyright – EtableringUtomlands.se

Ain't 'lovin' it': McDonald's loses 'Big Mac' trade mark battle in EU

Written by Cecilia Helland on torsdag, 17 januari 2019. Posted in Right left 1, USA, Artiklar om USA, Main 5

The European Union Intellectual Property Office ruled on Tuesday that US fast food giant McDonald’s has failed to prove “genuine use” of the Big Mac trademark as a burger or restaurant name. The ruling takes effect immediately.

The case was brought before the regulator two years ago by an Irish restaurant chain called Supermac’s. It accused McDonald’s of “trademark bullying” and wanted to prevent the giant of trademarking the terms “Big Mac” and “Mc” in some instances in Europe. Both fast food restaurants sell burgers and fries.

Read more at - Ain't 'lovin' it': McDonald's loses 'Big Mac' trade mark battle in EU

Hidden for 25 Years, the First Ferrari 275 GTB Races to Auction

Written by Tony Harkén on söndag, 06 januari 2019. Posted in Right bottom intervju, USA, Artiklar om USA, Right 2

The original 275 GTB prototype competed in the 1966 Monte Carlo Rally and is expected to fetch from $6 million to $8 million.

Constructed in 1964 and carrying assembly sequence No. 1, chassis 06003, the first-ever Ferrari 275 GTB is now available to any hotblooded Ferrari fan out there with enough cash and drive to get it.

Take part of - Ferrari 275 GTB Races to Auction

Top 5 countries opting to ditch US dollar & the reasons behind their move

Written by Tony Harkén on torsdag, 03 januari 2019. Posted in USA, Artiklar om USA, Main 2, Right bottom - 8st

The past year was full of events that inevitably split the global geopolitical space into two camps: those who still support using US currency as a universal financial tool, and those who are turning their back on the greenback.

Global tensions caused by economic sanctions and trade conflicts triggered by Washington have forced targeted countries to take a fresh look at alternative payment systems currently dominated by the US dollar.

RT has taken a deeper look into the recent phenomena of de-dollarization, summing up which countries have taken steps towards eliminating their reliance on the greenback, and the reasons behind their decision.

Take part of long read atTop 5 countries opting to ditch US dollar

Secure, speedy and at scale: how to ensure your future's bright in the cloud

Written by Tony Harkén on onsdag, 02 januari 2019. Posted in USA, Artiklar om USA, Right bottom - 8st, Main 5

Cloud technology has huge potential to grow businesses, but for data security and success, planning and staff involvement are as important as the telecoms infrastructure that drives it.

Radical advances in technology have come thick and fast in recent decades, but few have promised to revolutionise the way we work to the same extent as cloud computing.

Take part of - How to ensure your future's bright in the cloud

Massive car graveyard where Volkswagen diesel vehicles go to die

Written by Tony Harkén on onsdag, 19 december 2018. Posted in USA, Artiklar om USA, Right bottom - 8st, Right right

After paying billions in fines over an emissions-cheating scandal in the US, Volkswagen now has to park thousands of bought-back diesel automobiles at nearly 40 facilities across America.

The German automaker has paid over $7.4 billion to buy back nearly 350,000 diesel vehicles in the US as of February, according to the court filing, seen by Reuters. The world's biggest auto concern reportedly owns 37 secure-storage facilities, including a decrepit football stadium in Michigan, a former paper mill in Minnesota, and a sun-bleached patch of desert in California.

Take part of - Massive car graveyard where Volkswagen diesel vehicles go to die

Trump’s new cyber strategy seeks global dominion over internet

Written by Tony Harkén on måndag, 17 december 2018. Posted in USA, Artiklar om USA, Main 3, Right bottom - 8st

Setting the global standard for online behavior, preserving American dominance, political and economic interests, punishing ‘malicious actors’ like Russia and China: these are the ambitious goals of the new US cyber-strategy.

The White House published the 40-page document on Thursday afternoon, the first comprehensive cyber strategy in 15 years. The strategy’s core assumption is that the US created the internet and that Washington must maintain the dominant role in defining, shaping and policing cyberspace in much the same way as it does the globe.

All strategies are but broad outlines of general measures and overall objectives, and this one is no different. Beyond merely defending US computer networks - that’s just the first part, devoted to protecting the “American People, the Homeland, and the American Way of Life” - it wants to promote US economic prosperity while advancing influence around the world and achieving “peace through strength” as well.

Read more at - Trump’s new cyber strategy seeks global dominion over internet

As US debt spirals to $22 trillion, former Fed chair Janet Yellen is suddenly concerned

Written by Tony Harkén on fredag, 14 december 2018. Posted in USA, Artiklar om USA, Main 4, Right bottom - 8st

Latest data from the US Treasury Department shows that the federal government is sitting on $21.85 trillion of debt. At current pace it is likely to hit the $22 trillion mark next month.

America’s gross national debt skyrocketed by $11.2 trillion in less than 11 years, according to statistics. It means the government has been adding an average of more than a trillion dollars a year to the national debt for more than a decade.

More information here

Trump threatens to cut GM subsidies in retaliation for U.S. job cuts

Written by Tony Harkén on onsdag, 28 november 2018. Posted in USA, Artiklar om USA, Right bottom - 8st, Main 5

“The U.S. saved General Motors, and this is the THANKS we get! We are now looking at cutting all @GM subsidies, including ... for electric cars,” Trump said on Twitter.

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to eliminate subsidies for General Motors Co in retaliation for the automaker cutting U.S. jobs and plants, and the automaker also took fire from Canadian political and labor leaders for cutbacks there.

Read more at - Trump threatens to cut GM subsidies in retaliation for U.S. job cuts

World's 15 richest cities revealed - and the list contains a few surprises

Written by Tony Harkén on tisdag, 27 november 2018. Posted in USA, Artiklar om USA, Main 4, Right bottom - 8st

Boston, Calgary, Perth and Macau – all associated with material wealth – have failed to make this list of the 15 richest cities in the world, compiled by market research firm New World Wealth.

The data gathered by the researchers reflects the total amount of private wealth held by all the individuals living in each of the cities on the list. Unlike traditional ratings, this top 15 is not based on Gross Domestic Product (GDP), but reflects analysis that covers all assets, such as property, cash, equities and business interests, excluding liabilities. Government funds are included.

Read more at - World's 15 richest cities revealed

Mission accomplished?

Written by Tony Harkén on fredag, 23 november 2018. Posted in USA, Artiklar om USA, Main 4, Right bottom - 8st

Number of Sunni terrorists worldwide quadrupled from Sept 11, 2001 – study.

Despite Washington’s extremely costly worldwide ‘War on Terror’, nearly four times as many Sunni Islamic militants are operating around the world today as on September 11, 2001, a new study has found.

As many as 230,000 jihadists are spread across 70 countries, with the largest concentrations of terrorists located in Syria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington DC think tank.

Take part ofMission accomplished?

Jamal Khashoggi case: All the latest updates

on söndag, 18 november 2018. Posted in USA, Artiklar om USA, Main 2, Right bottom - 8st

Statement comes after US media reports say CIA has concluded Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi's murder.

Saudi Arabia has admitted Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

Khashoggi - a Saudi writer, US resident and Washington Post columnist - entered the building on October 2 to obtain documentation certifying he had divorced his ex-wife so he could remarry. 

Take part of - Jamal Khashoggi case: All the latest updates

What SWIFT is and why it matters in the US-Iran spat

Written by Tony Harkén on tisdag, 06 november 2018. Posted in USA, Artiklar om USA, Left 1, Right bottom - 8st

Belgium-based SWIFT financial messaging service said it was suspending access for some Iranian banks after US sanctions.

The Belgium-based Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Communications (SWIFT) financial messaging service announced on Wednesday it was suspending access for some Iranian banks "in the interest of the stability and integrity of the wider global financial system".

Read more at - What SWIFT is and why it matters in the US-Iran spat

History of Iran-US Oil conflict

Written by Tony Harkén on tisdag, 06 november 2018. Posted in USA, Artiklar om USA, Main 3, Right bottom - 8st

Iran and the United States of America conflict on oil dated back to 1953.

When the US in collaboration with the then British government overthrew the government of nationalist prime minister Dr. Mohammad Mosaddeq, who was leading the oil nationalization movement against Britain.

The US played the key role in the coup against Mosaddeq and in the aftermath of the coup, in 1954, a consortium was set up to run Iran's oil industry in which the US oil companies and the UK, newly established BP, had equal shares: 40 percent. The remaining 20 percent shares went to two other European companies.

Take part of - History of Iran-US Oil conflict

CPTPP-avtalet klart i Stillahavsregionen

Written by Tony Harkén on tisdag, 06 november 2018. Posted in USA, Artiklar om USA, Main 4, Main 8 - 3st

Klart att frihandelsavtalet mellan länder i Stillahavsregionen träder i kraft i år.

Avtalet, det så kallade CPTPP-avtalet, omfattar 11 länder runt Stilla havsområdet. Genom att Australien, som sjätte land, godkänt (ratificerat) avtalet kommer det att träda i kraft 30 december.

CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership) är ett avtal mellan följande elva länder i Stillahavsregionen: Japan, Kanada, Mexiko, Australien, Chile, Malaysia, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, Nya Zeeland och Brunei. USA var med och förhandlade fram en tidigare version av avtalet men hoppade av sedan Donald Trump tagit över.

De länder som ingår i avtalet har sammanlagt 500 miljoner invånare och täcker 13 procent av världens BNP.

Tullarna kommer att avvecklas för de flesta varor i handeln mellan länderna.

Avtalet underlättar också handeln genom att avveckla icke-tariffära handelshinder, det vill säga regleringar som är onödigt handelshindrande. Svenska företag som är aktiva i regionen kan komma att påverkas av avtalet på olika sätt.

Mer information

Avtalstexten för CPTTP (på Kanadas regerings webbplats)

Källa – Kommerskollegium

Nov 5:th - Trump to reinstate all US sanctions on Iran

Written by Tony Harkén on lördag, 03 november 2018. Posted in USA, Artiklar om USA, Main 1, Right bottom - 8st

All sanctions on Iran lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal will be back in force on November 5, the US administration has announced.

The sweeping sanctions will see 700 people blacklisted, the US Treasury has announced. These include persons that were granted relief under the 2015 deal, as well as over 300 new names, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters.

Sanctions will also target payments through the special mechanism that the EU has been creating specifically to avoid Washington’s penalties and to keep buying Iranian oil.

Read more at - https://on.rt.com/9hsm

Nya Ford GT Carbon Series - Superbilen med komfort till och från banan

Written by Tony Harkén on lördag, 03 november 2018. Posted in Right bottom intervju, USA, Artiklar om USA, Right 1

Nya Ford GT Carbon Series blir Fords lättaste bil inom GT-flottan, och väger drygt 18 kilo mindre än sin föregångare tack vare lättviktsinnovationer som kolfiberhjul och en motorhuv av polykarbonat.

Bland tillvalen finns fyra accentfärgspaket för bland annat backspeglar och dekor.

Fords nya GT-modell kommer snart att ta sig an banor som Fords lättaste väg-superbil, där föraren dessutom kan ta sig till och från motorstadion komfortabelt med luftkonditionering, radio och Fords kommunikations- och underhållningssystem SYNC 3, till skillnad från banversionen av Ford GT. 

– Ford GT Carbon Series kommer sticka ut i mängden på vägarna med sin kolfiberrika design, och utmärka sig på banor med sina atletiska egenskaper. Den är ännu ett exempel på hur vi ser till att våra kunder får uppleva vår legendariska Le Mans-vinnande modell i nya versioner – och uppleva dess magiska arv, säger Hermann Salenbauch, global chef för Ford Performance.

En superbil med minimerad vikt och stor wow-känsla
Nya Ford GT, som blir Fords tredje specialversion av superbilen, visar upp mer kolfibrer än någon tidigare modell. Tillsammans med valbara accentfärger sticker bilen ut från sina syskon i GT-familjen. Kunderna kan välja mellan silver, orange, rött eller blått för bilens backspeglar, stripes och bromsok. Bilens interiör har fått ett unikt sätesmönster markerat med silverstygn, som också återfinns på ratten, blanka, anodiserade växelpaddlar och ett unikt märke på instrumentpanelen.

– Den här bilen visar hur vi lyssnar på våra kunder. Medan Ford GT Competition-modellen lockar bitna racingentusiaster, så har vi konstaterat att många kunder sökt efter en modell med mer exponerat kolfibrer tillsammans med komfort som luftkonditionering och radio. Vi har utvecklat Carbon Series-modellen efter dessa önskemål, tillsammans med ett distinkt utseende, säger Lance Mosley, marknadschef på Ford Performance.

Godkända sökande kan beställa den nya GT-modellen nu. Ford räknar med att kunna bygga ett exemplar i veckan av specialmodellen. Ford kommer också öppna den sista ansökningsomgången på utvalda marknader från den 8 november och 30 dagar framåt. Läs mer om ansökningsprocessen här:www.fordgt.com.

usa

Klockan i Washington, USA

US-WA - Time