Ambition Worldwide Launches Collection with Expansive Future Plans

Emilee Geist

Ambition Apparel launches signature Ambition Worldwide line starting mid-October 2020 with a new website and the release of three limited-edition collections. To kick things off, Ambition Worldwide will bow its S/S21 “World’s Fair Collection” in January. The capsule will highlight both the brand’s roots as well as reinforce the label’s plans for global expansion.

Ambition Apparel has announced the official launch of its signature Ambition Worldwide line for October 2020 with a new website and the release of three limited-edition hoodies, a teaser of the collection to come next year and the label’s first-ever cut-and-sew pieces.

Since its inception, Ambition Worldwide earned cult reputation as simple yet stylish streetwear, drawing attention from fashion and entertainment industry insiders like director Spike Lee and the cast of Fox’s hit series, Empire, some of whom became early aficionados of the brand.

According to Ambition Worldwide’s founder and creative director Devin Lee, “Initially my

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Don’t Buy Apple Products Today

Emilee Geist

Did you just drop your iPhone on the pavement and watch your screen splinter into a thousand pieces? 

Did your dog eat your left AirPod Pro? 

Did your HomePod make a weird wheezing sound and then die in a puff of smoke? 

Don’t buy another. 

With tomorrow’s keynote on the horizon, Apple is ready to finally unveil the oft-rumored, highly-anticipated iPhone 12 line of devices. With four to choose from, from a 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini to a 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max, you’ll be kicking yourself for replacing your iPhone 11 today. 

The new devices are supposed to finally sport a new design reminiscent of the iPhone 4 (one of the best designs ever) and will inevitably sport better cameras (possibly more of them) and faster processors. But that’s not why

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The new Nest Thermostat is more affordable than ever at just $130

Emilee Geist

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These 2 Penny Stocks Could See Outsized Gains, Says Oppenheimer

Lines drawn in the sand in Washington D.C. are holding the next stimulus package hostage, but what does this mean for Wall Street? Despite the stalemate on Capitol Hill, the S&P 500 has rallied 9.5% from a recent low on September 23 on the back of strong economic data.Against this backdrop, investors and economists are starting to wonder if the better-than-expected recent economic data suggests that earlier stimulus packages will be enough to support the economy as we move towards a post-COVID world.Oppenheimer’s Chief Investment Strategist John Stoltzfus points out that “for all the elevation of uncertainty that has come to pass since the start of September,” the U.S. and international markets have been “on the mend and even rallying much to the consternation of bears, skeptics, the perennially nervous and even some denizens of the DC Beltway.” What’s

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The history of fake-tree cellphone towers.

Emilee Geist

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Excerpted from The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design by Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt. Copyright © 2020 by Roman Mars. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

When engineers at Bell Labs first envisioned a modern wireless communications network in the 1940s, they imagined relay towers that would provide continuous coverage by passing calls from tower to tower as people moved between zones. As commercial cellular towers began to sprout up in the 1970s, diagrams depicting their coverage areas looked like blobby plant or animal cells

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Meet the men who are knitting for mindfulness

Emilee Geist

Ronnie Wood may be not be what people expect when they think of knitting  - Markus Schreiber/AP
Ronnie Wood may be not be what people expect when they think of knitting – Markus Schreiber/AP

A couple of times a week, Milli Abrams watches as a strange ritual takes place outside her yarn shop in Richmond upon Thames. Depending on the day, a shifty looking off-duty builder or policeman will appear on the opposite side of the street from her shop, Tribe, and perform a drive-by. Glancing in as they stroll past the shop to check if anyone is inside, they will keep walking if they spy any customers, “but if the shop is empty they’ll come in and buy some yarn.” They are the “closet knitters”, Abrams says – keen hobbyists and loyal customers who love to knit but keep it all a secret from their colleagues. 

“There is such a stigma around [men knitting] still,” says Abrams. “The builder’s workmates are constantly taking the mickey out

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Sunak’s job support scheme ‘will only save 230,000 jobs’

Emilee Geist

People who fall below the lower limit do not qualify for the Job Retention Bonus, but the bonus is too small to make it worth keeping workers earning above the upper bound.

Clare McNeil, associate director of the IPPR, said: “It is absolutely right for the Government to bring health and economic measures in line with each other – recognising that businesses forced to close due to lockdown measures need compensation to do so and to protect jobs and incomes.

“But a far larger number of people are being abandoned by the Government due to the flawed design of the Job Support Scheme.”

Instead, researchers say the one-time Job Retention Bonus should be paid monthly in proportion to wages for hours worked part-time, up to £2,500. They also argue it should be targeted only at firms that qualify for the Job Support Scheme, subsidising part-time work.

The IPPR calculates that

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Apple’s iPhone 12 will finally get a new design — finally

Emilee Geist

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Apple’s known for its obsessive focus on the iPhone’s design.


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This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

When Apple’s 5G iPhone 12, or whatever it’s called, gets announced on Tuesday, Oct. 13, during the company’s online-only launch event, industry watchers will be looking closely to see how Apple sells us on 5G wireless, its new chips and cameras, and whatever other new features it might pack in. (Here are all the final iPhone 12 rumors we’ve heard, and the latest major leak.)

But it’s the design that may end up being its most important feature. The new iPhone is expected to shave the device’s curved edges into squares, much like those on the current iPad Pro. After three years of the same design, the refresh will likely draw eyes from a lot of

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Do algorithms erode our ability to think?

Emilee Geist

By Lewis Mitchell, University of Adelaide, and James Bagrow, University of Vermont

Have you ever watched a video or movie because YouTube or Netflix recommended it to you? Or added a friend on Facebook from the list of “people you may know”?

And how does Twitter decide which tweets to show you at the top of your feed?

These platforms are driven by algorithms, which rank and recommend content for us based on our data.

As Woodrow Hartzog, a professor of law and computer science at Northeastern University, Boston, explains:

“If you want to know when social media companies are trying to manipulate you into disclosing information or engaging more, the answer is always.”

So if we are making decisions based on what’s shown to us by these algorithms, what does that mean for our ability to make decisions freely?

What we see is tailored for us

An algorithm is

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Instant Payments Competition: Gearing Up For 2023

Emilee Geist

There is no dearth of faster payments initiatives — and no certainty that there will be one faster payments scheme to rule them all.

In an interview with Karen Webster, Boston Federal Reserve Chief Operating Officer and FedNow Program Executive Ken Montgomery said the central bank’s ambitious payments initiative remains on track — and will inject competition into the instant payments market.

As reported in August, the Fed had announced some additional details of the 24/7 year-round interbank settlement service through a program that began to take shape in 2019, geared toward speeding processing times tied to instant payments (and featuring a clearing function).

The overall goal has been to design and implement a way to eliminate the three-day settlement program for checks to clear and provide immediate access to funds.  Along the way, not surprisingly, we’ll transition more fully to digital payments

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When will fans return to football stadiums and other sporting venues?

Emilee Geist

Government plans to partially open up stadiums across the country from October 1 have been postponed for up to six months after the government announced stricter restrictions on gatherings in an effort to prevent a second wave of coronavirus.

What were the latest announcements?

Speaking in the House of Commons on Tuesday 22 September, the Prime Minister said: “We have to acknowledge that the spread of the virus is now affecting our ability to reopen business conferences, exhibitions and large sporting events, so we will not be able to do this from October 1 and I recognise the implications for our sports clubs which are the life and soul of our communities.”

He added: “We will spare no effort in developing vaccines, treatments, new forms of mass-testing but unless we palpably make progress we should assume that the restrictions that I have announced will remain in place for perhaps six

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