News has broken that hackers have stolen more than $60 million worth of bitcoin from Nicehash, a Cryptocurrency mining site. NiceHash lets people offer computing capacity for bitcoin miners to mine digital currencies. Cryptocurrency miners work out complex mathematical equations to add cryptocurrency transactions to decentralized public ledgers called blockchains.
- A shocking 10.8% of the Russian team have been permanently suspended.
- Elise Christie is now set to repair her Sochi heartbreak in PyeongChang.
- Sochi 2014 gold medalist Lizzy Yarnold looks set for even more success.
- Katie Ormerod will be the one to watch when it comes down to snowboarding.
- Scotland is the most popular birthplace for next year’s GB curling squad.
IOC President Thomas Bach’s bombshell decision to ban Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics has shocked everyone, just 65 days out from the tournament.
The last day the public can use their paper £10 notes is 1 March 2018. After this date they can be exchanged at the Bank of England in person or by post. Some retailers, banks and building societies may still accept these notes; however this is at their own discretion.
London, UK. In the midst of Brexit Britain, Attest has carried out research to find out about consumer perception of British brands and products. Does a ‘Made in Britain’ label make a difference to consumer brand perception?
Attest, a brand intelligence and consumer insights platform, surveyed 2,000 British and 2,000 American people, and these are some of the findings:
- 3 in 4 people are more likely to buy a product with a ‘Made in Britain’ label
- ‘Quality’ is the most associated term with ‘Made in Britain’, followed by ‘stylish’, though 46% of people expect British-made products to be expensive
- 1 in 3 Americans admit they don’t know any British brands
- However nearly 40% of Americans find ‘Made in Britain’ products ‘desirable’
- 39% of Brits feel more positively towards British brands and products post-Brexit
When asked to list their favourite British brands, Cadbury and M&S had the best brand perception for British participants, while Burberry came out on top as the favourite in the US.
“Britain’s reputation for style and quality, both within the UK and overseas, is evident in our findings”, says Mark Walker, Marketing Director at Attest. “Rather than Brexit diminishing Britain’s reputation for consumer brands on the world stage, it appears to be presenting an opportunity to redefine ‘Made in Britain’ both at home and abroad.”
John Noble, Director of the British Brands Group says: “British brands are a strong source of pride, but also of our international competitiveness, and it is encouraging to see this reflected in this research. British brands help shape perceptions of the UK around the world, with the Nation Brand Index rating the country 3rd out of 50 for the strength of its image and reputation. Strong brands will play a key role in our future success.”
Attest is a Market and Brand Intelligence platform, helping connect businesses to a network of 70 million consumers across 80 different countries. They work with brands including Deliveroo, Fever-Tree, Twitter, Uber and Unilever to help them measure, manage and maximise their brand equity, get closer to customers, and win market share. They are backed by leading venture capital firms including Oxford Capital and Episode 1. Learn more at: www.askattest.com
Security researchers have discovered a massive collection of personal data belonging to more than 31 million users of the popular virtual keyboard app, AI.type, after the information was accidentally leaked online. It is possible for anyone to download the sensitive data without requiring a password. A misconfigured MongoDB database is thought to have been the reason for the exposure of AI.type’s entire 577 GB database
News broke yesterday about a massive breach is affecting a keyboard app, Ai.type, which collects personal data of users. It was discovered by the Kromtech Security Centre, who found the data belonging to 31 million users available for anyone to download without a password.
TMay the most unpopular British PM since Neville Chamberlain in 1940
by Dr John Bahadur Lamb, Lecturer in Criminology and Security Studies at Birmingham City University
“Two men are in Court today accused of planning to kill the Prime Minister. Such plots are not uncommon and, thankfully, the excellent security services which the UK has usually foil them before they get beyond the planning stage.
The Ginetta G55 GT4 will be homologated for the 2018 Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli.
Adolpho Rossi, Ginetta’s East Coast distributer, has secured a place for the G55 GT4 in the series’ TA3 Class. This adds yet another series to the roster of accepted G55 GT4 entries in the USA, which already boasts the Pirelli World Challenge, NASA and FARA championships.
The Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli is marketed as; ‘America’s Road Racing Series’ and dates back to 1966. The series is split across four classes; TA, TA2, TA3 and TA4 with grids of 70 plus cars.
Ewan Baldry, Ginetta Technical Director; “We are delighted to see the G55 GT4 has been accepted into the 2018 Trans Am Series and thank you to Adolpho Rossi for his continued hard work. The car has been making waves in the USA for a few years now and its popularity is going to continue to grow. It’s the car to beat in GT4 endurance racing, and we look forward to following our teams progress in 2018.”
In 2017 the championship took in some of the USA’s most iconic circuits, including Sebring International Raceway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Road Atlanta, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Brainerd International Raceway, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Road America, Watkins Glen International Raceway, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Circuit Of The Americas and Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL
This latest news continues Ginetta’s expansion across the globe and reaffirms its position as the car of choice for GT4 racing worldwide. A winner on the international stage, in the four years since the G55 GT4 car replaced the G50 GT4 in 2014, the Yorkshire marque has taken around 100 wins in some of the globe’s biggest GT4 race series.
Victories have included the Dubai 24 Hours five times in six years and the Mugello 12 Hours three times in three years. Not only that, but the car claimed a first and third in class on its Motul Sepang 12 Hours debut last season, two wins in the TCE series and class victory in the Euro GT4 Southern Cup. A Ginetta GT4 has also won British GT seven times in the past 10 years.