Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineRocky Mountaineer is pleased to announce it has been honored with two prestigious World Travel Awards; “World’s Leading Travel Experience by Train” and “World’s Leading Luxury Travel Product of the Year.” This marks the fifth time Rocky Mountaineer has been awarded ‘”World’s Leading Travel Experience by Train.” Highly regarded in the global travel network, The World Travel Awards have been described by the Wall Street Journal as the “Oscars” of the tourism industry.“We are thrilled to be recognized in these categories alongside many high caliber, iconic trains and travel products,” said Randy Powell, President & Chief Executive Officer of Rocky Mountaineer. “It is an honor to be acknowledged by thousands of well-respected travel professionals from across the globe for providing a world-class product and an unequalled rail experience.”Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards acknowledge and recognize excellence in the world’s travel and tourism industry. Votes are cast globally by fellow industry professionals to recognize exemplary customer service; the most important aspect of the tourism industry.In addition to these two awards, Rocky Mountaineer was also recognized as a leader in the industry for its strategic marketing campaigns. Winning the BC Chapter of the American Marketing Association’s “2010 Marketer of the Year” award as well as the BC Tourism Award for “Best Tourism Marketing Campaign” for 2010 was a tribute to Rocky Mountaineer’s hard work and commitment to delivering on its brand promise.www.rockymountaineer.com
OTT can benefit rather than threaten pay TV by enabling operators to extend their reach to multiscreen devices, with a business model that charges for content bundles rather than access via a specific technology making most sense, according to Oliver Lewis, SVP, customer propositions, Sky Deutschland.Taking part in a panel session at the Digital TV World Summit in London this morning, Lewis said that the proliferation of devices could only drive up the value of the subscription experience if operators developed experiences for these platforms properly. “Customers can now build up libraries of content that have been promoted to them. The flagship brands have the best opportunity to make the most of this,” he said, citing the example of high-value content such as Game of Thrones. “That’s the type of content that people will search for and consume,” he said.Lewis said that there is a difference between Europe and the US, where Netflix had grown up as a pure OTT competitor to pay TV providers. In Europe, he said, the situation is much more blurred, with Netflix and others entering the market at the same time that traditional pay TV operators were investing in their own OTT platforms. Netflix has therefore been offered over pay TV platforms such as Virgin Media’s – a development that seemed surprising to US observers.Lewis said that the addition of non-linear services had driven uptake of, for example, premium movie services since viewers could now get better value from those by watching films and series at a time of their own convenience. It made much more sense to make money from the “sale of content” than selling non-linear access separately.Lewis said that rights negotiations to secure access to content across multiple devices had improved significantly.Sky’s message to anyone it buys content from is that needs a “full suite of rights…because we need to achieve a degree of simplicity where everyone knows all content is available on all devices,” he said. This also means that content providers understand they should not ‘slice and dice’ linear and VoD rights between different platform operators.“Everyone understands the value of exclusivity can be hugely diluted if someone else pops up selling an SVoD service,” he said.In this context, Lewis pointed out that Sky has itself gone out of its way to cement its status as the home of the Bundesliga in Germany by doing a deal with Deutsche Telekom. He said that restricting the rights of any content to a particular infrastructure could harm pay TV development, which was one reason why Sky sought to secure exclusive rights to content across multiple platforms.
Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services has announced it is buying Texas-based entertainment metadata company FYI Television.The company gathers and distributes TV content and linear scheduling data from over 9,000 TV networks and aggregates it for clients to use across connected devices.Ericsson said that combining FYI Television’s US market expertise and reach with its content discovery in Europe will create a “powerful global force in content discovery”.“As the TV industry evolves and viewing behaviour changes, we believe that high-quality, rich metadata will be a key component for a personalised TV experience,” said Magnus Mandersson, executive vice president and head of Business Unit Global Services at Ericsson.“Combined with our capabilities in TV platforms and content discovery, we will be able to help our customers to improve the video experience and identify new revenue opportunities.”FYI Television’s 150 employees will join Business Line Broadcast & Media Services, part of Ericsson’s Business Unit Global Services.The deal, which was agreed for undisclosed financial terms, is expected to close in Q1 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.
Rather quietly, there’s yet another revolution in computer technology going on – one that may bring about the kind of global democratization that enthusiasts have been predicting for so long. It’s the incredible shrinking computer. There are those who envision the day when every schoolchild on the planet will have one, creating a flood of new, youthful interest in programming.During our lifetimes, many of us have watched the computer evolve from a big, clunky mainframe, with its spinning tape reels and instructions arriving via punch cards, to a compact unit (which most people forget was originally called a microcomputer) that fit neatly on every desktop, to a battery-run laptop that you can take anywhere, and on down through various, ever-smaller devices like tablets and smartphones that share some but not all characteristics with computers.The next logical step would be a full-featured computer, with real power and programmability, that is super-cheap and fits in the palm of your hand. A sub-microcomputer, if you will. That step has been taken.The big splash in this area was made in early 2012 with the commercial debut of the British-based Raspberry Pi, which will come in two models, A and B, selling for US $25 and $35, respectively. Model B is the only one available at the moment, with Model A scheduled to begin shipping in the first quarter of this year.The Raspberry PiBoth versions come with a Broadcom BCM2835 system on a chip (SoC), which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor (which can be souped-up to 1 GHz without impairing the lifetime of the machine), a VideoCore IV GPU, and 256 megabytes of RAM that was later upgraded to 512MB. There is no hard disk nor solid-state drive; the computer uses an SD card for booting and long-term storage. Both have audio and HDMI video outputs.The Model B has two USB ports and a 10/100 Ethernet controller. Model A has a single USB port and lacks the built-in Ethernet controller, but it can connect to a network through a user-supplied USB Ethernet or Wi-Fi adapter.Fedora Linux is the free, open-source operating system that’s used by default in the Raspberry Pi. But after users reported bugs in Fedora, Raspbian, a Debian-based OS optimized for the Raspberry Pi hardware, was released in July 2012 and is the current recommended system.That’s a pretty impressive lineup of features for something so small and inexpensive – and the initial demand reflected that. Interest ran so high in the first days that it stalled the sites of the shops selling the computers. Moreover, that demand has proven durable. Premier Farnell, one of the two authorized manufacturers of the product (RS Components is the other), announced in January that it has sold more than a half-million units. RS Components, which took 100,000 pre-orders on day one, is apparently selling them equally briskly, so it’s likely that there are now a million of the devices out there.Such a number is mind-blowing to chip architect Eben Upton, co-creator of the little PC. “We honestly did think we would sell about 1,000, maybe 10,000 in our wildest dreams,” he says. “We thought we would make a small number and give them out to people who might want to come and read computer science at Cambridge.”Those 10,000 Upton thought he’d sell all told? Gone in the first couple of hours.While the Raspberry Pi Foundation – a charitable body initially funded by loans from Upton and five other trustees – was established with the intent to “educate and encourage a new generation of computer scientists and to invigorate computing in the UK and beyond,” it was no time at all before DIYers everywhere began devising all sorts of other applications. Among other things, it’s been used: to stream 1080p video; as a home-automation controller; to run photo/video picture frames around the house; to operate a video camera on a quadcopter UAV; and to maintain proper temperature levels in a beer-brewing operation. One ingenious person wrote on Reddit that his is functioning as a “kitchen computer. With a barcode scanner close to the trash can, so we can add items to the grocery list when something runs out.” And a project called FishPi aims to use the tiny PC to guide an unmanned boat across the Atlantic.For the more technically minded, anyone who really wants to dive into programming will find online a free Cambridge University course that teaches how to develop your very own Raspberry Pi OS.There’s also an app store. The Raspberry Pi website announced in December that it was launching “the Pi Store to make it easier for developers of all ages to share their games, applications, tools and tutorials with the rest of the community.” Twenty-three free titles were made available as part of the store’s introductory inventory, including LibreOffice, Asterisk, Freeciv, OpenTTD, and Iridium Rising.That community is a growing part of the Raspberry Pi’s appeal. People are developing fanzines around the platform. Raspberry Jams – meetups of owners and enthusiasts, who gather to share stories, swap ideas, and generally work out what to do with their new devices – sprang up almost immediately in Britain. The idea then quickly spread to much of Europe, along with the US, Canada, Australia, and Singapore.Raspberry Pi’s low cost is bound to bring out any number of philanthropists and other buyers willing to give them away. For starters, Google – OK, undoubtedly sniffing profit somewhere down the road – just announced that it is donating 15,000 of the computers to schools in the UK.Naturally, anything that has had the kind of success that Raspberry Pi has is bound to spawn a host of competitive products. So it’s hardly a shocker that the sub-microcomputer market has exploded.Last summer brought the Oval Elephant. It costs $72 and comes with Android 4.0, but can run Linaro Linux as well.A microSD card slot supports up to 64GB, and a full HDMI port enables direct connections to a TV or monitor. The device is powered via a mini-USB port, and it also features built-in MIC and an external port for MIC audio.A single-core 1.5GHz AllWinner A10 Cortex A8 ARM processor runs the device; 1GB of DDR3 high-capacity memory is included, as is WiFi connectivity, a MALI400 graphics processing chip, and 1080p HDMI video output, with support for 2160p.Next up was the Mini X, retailing for $79, powered by the same AllWinner A10 processor.It can reportedly run a variety of Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Fedora, and Puppy Linux. With support for both Android 2.3 and 4.0, the Mini X features 512MB of DDR RAM, 4GB of Nand Flash, a microSD slot, an HDMI port, and WiFi 802.11b/g/n with an external antenna. It plugs into a TV, where you can then run apps to your heart’s content; a remote is included.Then in September we saw the introduction of two new entrants into the under-$100 space.Cubieboard, created by a Chinese team, was birthed through crowdfunding on the Indiegogo.com site. Aptly promoted as a “Raspberry Pi on steroids,” the Cubieboard sells for just $49 and offers a 1 GHz ARM processor, Mali 400 graphics, a gigabyte of RAM and 4 gigs of flash memory. It can run Android, Ubuntu, and a variety of other Linux distributions. It has Ethernet, HDMI, and USB ports, as well as a built-in SATA port that lets it power a hard drive all on its own.At about the same time as Cubieboard appeared, South African distributor Reno Botes introduced the MK802, which sells for $74.It’s very similar to the Cubieboard, except that its processor is a dual-core ARM A9. In addition, it runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and includes access to the Google Play Store, which makes downloading apps simple.Finally, in November, Bulgaria-based Olimex trotted out the A13-OLinuXino, selling for $57. It comes with an Allwinner A13 Cortex A8 processor running at 1GHz, along with a 3D Mali400 GPU and 512 MB of RAM. Four USB hosts are built-in – with one dedicated to WiFi – as is an SD card connector, VGA video output, audio output, five keys for Android navigation, and a UEXT connector for modules such as Zigbee or Bluetooth. Also available is an optional low-cost 7-inch LCD with touchscreen. Android 4.0 is included, but it’s also possible to run Debian and other Linux distributions, Olimex says.As you can see, while Raspberry Pi remains the price leader, those wanting a bit more computer are able to select among a number of entrants available for a bit more money.So what’s the takeaway from all this?It just might be that manufacturers of these microdevices are sowing the seeds for the next crop of young hackers (who will increasingly come from the developing world, as all of its nascent talents are released). Traditional PCs may soon be regarded like the mainframes of old, and vast networks of tiny, interconnected devices like this could be the next big leap forward.Super-cheap chips, ubiquitous wireless, small form factors, open sourcing, and a large and creative community all are coming together to support the ongoing computer revolution, which never stands still.Bits & BytesWhat’s Next in Wearable Computers? (San Francisco Chronicle)It just might be the SmartWatch. Google is actively exploring the idea of making one, Apple has been rumored to be doing the same, and a company called Pebble – which smashed crowdfunding records on Kickstarter by pulling in $10M – is about to ship its version. Some observers think the device could eventually replace the smartphone, finally landing us in Dick Tracy territory three-quarters of a century after the comic-strip detective started talking to his wrist.Same Old, Same Old for RIM (Globe and Mail)Research in Motion has appointed Alicia Keys to be its new global creative director. Oh, and it also released the Blackberry 10 to a wealth of rave reviews. Neither apparently impressed investors, who pounded the company’s stock price, knocking it back 20% in a day and a half.Surface Off to a Rocky Start (Computerworld)Microsoft’s Windows RT Surface tablet is off to an exceedingly poor start, with sales of at most 750,000 and very high rates of return, according to Rhoda Alexander, an analyst at iSuppli. Alexander attributes the return rate to the steep learning curve of the Win 8 OS, and she notes that there is a “distinct lack of interest” among hardware makers – including Acer and Samsung – to build RT-based devices.Hike the Grand Canyon from Home (PCMag)If you’ve always wanted to hike the Grand Canyon but lack the physical or financial means, Google announced today that it has added more than 9,500 panoramic images of the canyon to its Maps service. The interactive images cover more than 75 miles of trails and surrounding roads.
On April 11, former US House Speaker (and former anti-pot politician) John Boehner announced that he’d joined the advisory board of Acreage Holdings, a US investment firm focused on marijuana. Recommended Link On April 12, current New York governor Andrew Cuomo came out in favor of legalizing marijuana in his state. Cuomo said: — Please keep the marijuana investing news coming! – TorrenceAnd some thoughts on last night’s Pot Stock Millionaire Summit…Another great webinar last night. I’m a Casey Research lifetime subscriber and I always learn more every single video. I have invested in all the pot stocks you’ve recommended. I’ve also bought the same in my 88-year-old mom’s trading account even though her financial advisor advised against it, which makes me only want to buy more.My son and his wife are the business in Colorado and I’ve seen the growth. I think it’s riskier to not be in these stocks. Both of our accounts are up considerably since late 2017 and I’m so looking forward to see what happens this year and beyond. Thanks for the solid due diligence and for sharing it. – DeeAnn R. — Any one of these six events would be remarkable all on its own. Together, they’re an absolute windfall for the cannabis industry. But the news gets even better…Also on April 19, Chuck Schumer, a powerful Democratic senator from New York, announced he would introduce a bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level.Schumer said:Ultimately, it’s the right thing to do. Freedom. If smoking marijuana doesn’t hurt anybody else, why shouldn’t we allow people to do it and not make it criminal?This is huge. Schumer is not some freshman senator. He’s the Senate Minority Leader. He’s been in the Senate since 2005. Before that, he was in the House of Representatives for 18 years.I might not agree with Schumer on much. But the fact is, he has the clout to actually push this kind of bill through.For now, though, cannabis is still illegal at the federal level. But I think that will change in the not-so-distant future.How to Profit NowIn the meantime, there are still plenty of opportunities for regular investors to legally invest in the marijuana market.The first are “picks and shovels” plays. These are the companies that supply essential products and services to the marijuana industry. That includes hydroponic growing equipment, cannabis accessories, and so forth.Picks-and-shovels companies don’t “touch the plant.” So, they’re 100% legal under US federal law.The second is Canadian cannabis producers.Canada legalized medical marijuana way back in 2001. So, many Canadian producers have a distinct, first-mover advantage. Plus, the country is set to legalize recreational marijuana early this summer.Full legalization will be a huge boost to Canada’s current $400 million marijuana industry. Accounting firm Deloitte estimates that it could become a $4 billion to $9 billion market once recreational use is legalized.One investment bank thinks it could soon be worth as much as $10 billion. Others think the industry could blossom into a $20 billion market within a few years.Early investors in these types of cannabis companies stand to make a fortune.Regards,Nick Giambruno Editor, Crisis InvestingP.S. Last night, in our exclusive Pot Stock Millionaire Summit, Doug Casey and I explained more about this massive opportunity, and shared details on the top five pot stocks to own today. If you missed it, don’t worry. You can watch a replay of the event right here. But don’t delay… This replay is only available until tonight at midnight ET.Click here to watch now.Reader MailbagToday, readers share their excitement about the marijuana sector…I live in Vermont and there is no one that wants to grow, sell, or make the money. But I, on the other hand, am straight up business. I’m 33 and I have been studying marijuana since I was 15. From cloning, from seed to harvest, and drying to curing. Vermont is behind in the technical part of the pot industry due to the lack of equipment to produce massive amounts and different strains to concentrate for edibles as well. I’m hoping to be known as Anna the home of the green maple tincture! Just thought I would express who I am and what I am about in life. Pot is my passion not just a hobby, it’s my lifestyle that clearly I know can make $ and more $$$. I love it and it’s my game. Thanks for the chitchat. – Anna I watched the Summit, and I really enjoyed it. Like the coach prepping the team for the Superbowl. I have been in the game since 2013. Always saw what was coming. Shared with mom first (family) then closest friends. Pleased to report all are very happy!Thanks so much for your service! God bless and good evening. – Michael Y. Also on April 12, US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell—the most powerful Republican on Capitol Hill—introduced a bill to legalize industrial hemp nationwide. On February 26, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved the first pure-play cannabis company (a producer that “touches the plant”) for listing on a major US stock exchange. Previously, producers were only listed over the counter. It is no longer a question of legal or illegal. It’s legal in Massachusetts. It may be legal in New Jersey. Which means for all intents and purposes it’s going to be here anyway. Rapid-Fire Changes in Pot PoliticsCannabis politics are moving in a pretty clear direction, even at the federal level. In fact, I think the industry has reached a critical impasse over the past few weeks.Here’s a roundup of the good news… Recommended Link And discovered the top 5 pot stocks for 2018. You have until midnight tonight to watch a free replay. Click here to watch. Justin’s note: Regular Dispatch readers know that the marijuana industry is exploding… and investors who get in now stand to make a killing in the years ahead. Below, Crisis Investing editor Nick Giambruno shares even more reasons to be bullish—and describes the two types of marijuana stocks that will benefit the most… By Nick Giambruno, editor, Crisis InvestingAs I write, the US is experiencing its biggest change in generations.And the story of Desert Hot Springs, California, is the key to understanding it all.You’ve probably never heard of this small town of 29,000 people. It’s the forgotten neighbor of storied Palm Springs.Like many US cities, Desert Hot Springs had chronic financial problems. The city filed for Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy in 2001. Then it nearly went bankrupt again in 2014, when the city declared a fiscal emergency.Desperate to solve their financial troubles, the people of Desert Hot Springs opened their minds to a new idea.They voted to become the first place in California to allow indoor cannabis cultivation on an industrial scale. A full 70% were in favor.The city would, of course, tax these operations. On April 13, President Trump promised not to interfere with states’ legal cannabis industries. He completely disavowed Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ ill-conceived plan to attack the US marijuana industry (which was never popular or practical to execute anyway). On April 19, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended approval of the first prescription cannabidiol medicine. The British-made drug, Epidiolex, is used to treat rare and severe forms of epilepsy. 102,434 People Signed up for the Pot Stock Millionaire Summit I found the seminar very beneficial and informative.All of you are great speakers and I usually hate webinars but this was very exciting. Thank you so much. – Ranee H.Did you catch the Pot Stock Millionaire Summit last night? If not, you can still watch it right here… but only until tonight at midnight ET.And as always, if you have any questions or suggestions for the Dispatch—or thoughts on last night’s event—send them to us right here… Local politicians had nixed the idea before. But the risk of two bankruptcies in 15 years changed their minds. Necessity has a way of doing that.This once-dying town is now experiencing a renaissance. Since the vote, it’s issued permits to more than 30 growers for over 3 million square feet of cannabis cultivation.Hundreds of new jobs have been created. Previously vacant industrial real estate is buzzing with activity.The city now has a $15 million budget to pay government employees and run the town. Yet it’s soon expected to take in $50 million in cannabis taxes alone.Desert Hot Springs has gone from a dying town with big money troubles to a booming city with more cash than it knows what to do with.This is why widespread cannabis legalization is inevitable… money.It’s also imminent. After all, 30 states plus Washington, DC have already legalized medical marijuana. And nine states (plus DC) have approved recreational use, including Vermont earlier this year.It’s only a matter of time before other states do the same. There’s too much money and too many jobs at stake not to.Just look at Colorado. In 2016, its marijuana industry generated $1.3 billion in sales. It also created 18,000 full-time jobs. And that’s just one state.Even Republicans Are Pro-Pot NowIn the past few years, attitudes toward marijuana have radically changed. According to a recent Gallup poll, 64% of Americans say cannabis should be totally legal. That’s the highest level of support since polling on this issue started 48 years ago.Today, opposition to legalization has dropped to an all-time low of just 34%. Plus, a majority of Democrats and Republicans support cannabis legalization… so it’s bipartisan.Support has also more than doubled since 2000. And, as you can see in the chart below, it’s continuing to grow.Meanwhile, serious efforts are underway to legalize recreational cannabis in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and a handful of other states.And then there’s New Jersey. The state’s new governor pledged to legalize recreational cannabis by the end of the year.With each passing election, fewer politicians are in a position to say “no” to legal marijuana. Especially in cash-strapped areas of the country where jobs and opportunities are hard to come by. Justin, thank you for your useful information last night. 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Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Feb 7 2019The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cablivi (caplacizumab-yhdp) injection, the first therapy specifically indicated, in combination with plasma exchange and immunosuppressive therapy, for the treatment of adult patients with acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP), a rare and life-threatening disorder that causes blood clotting.”Patients with aTTP endure hours of treatment with daily plasma exchange, which requires being attached to a machine that takes blood out of the body and mixes it with donated plasma and then returns it to the body. Even after days or weeks of this treatment, as well as taking drugs that suppress the immune system, many patients will have a recurrence of aTTP,” said Richard Pazdur, M.D., director of the FDA’s Oncology Center of Excellence and acting director of the Office of Hematology and Oncology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “Cablivi is the first targeted treatment that inhibits the formation of blood clots. It provides a new treatment option for patients that may reduce recurrences.”Patients with aTTP develop extensive blood clots in the small blood vessels throughout the body. These clots can cut off oxygen and blood supply to the major organs and cause strokes and heart attacks that may lead to brain damage or death. Patients can develop aTTP because of conditions such as cancer, HIV, pregnancy, lupus or infections, or after having surgery, bone marrow transplantation or chemotherapy.The efficacy of Cablivi was studied in a clinical trial of 145 patients who were randomized to receive either Cablivi or a placebo. Patients in both groups received the current standard of care of plasma exchange and immunosuppressive therapy. The results of the trial demonstrated that platelet counts improved faster among patients treated with Cablivi, compared to placebo. Treatment with Cablivi also resulted in a lower total number of patients with either aTTP-related death and recurrence of aTTP during the treatment period, or at least one treatment-emergent major thrombotic event (where blood clots form inside a blood vessel and may then break free to travel throughout the body).The proportion of patients with a recurrence of aTTP in the overall study period (the drug treatment period plus a 28-day follow-up period after discontinuation of drug treatment) was lower in the Cablivi group (13 percent) compared to the placebo group (38 percent), a finding that was statistically significant.Common side effects of Cablivi reported by patients in clinical trials were bleeding of the nose or gums and headache. The prescribing information for Cablivi includes a warning to advise health care providers and patients about the risk of severe bleeding.Health care providers are advised to monitor patients closely for bleeding when administering Cablivi to patients who currently take anticoagulants.The FDA granted this application Priority Review designation. Cablivi also received Orphan Drug designation, which provides incentives to assist and encourage the development of drugs for rare diseases.The FDA granted the approval of Cablivi to Ablynx. Source:https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm630851.htm
The recall will affect 1.7-litre models of the KitchenAid brand manufactured between January 2013 and June 2017 and sold in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, it said in a statement.The group decided to tke action following complaints from customers that handles were breaking off, exposing users to the risk of being burned by boiling water. “We voluntarily take action to keep our consumers safe by asking for the products to be returned to Whirlpool in exchange for a new one at no cost to the consumer,” it explained.The US multinational was recently criticised by British MPs for its “woeful” response to problems identified in some of the tumble dryers produced by its Hotpoint, Creda and Indesit brands which are a fire risk.A Whirlpool-made fridge freezer was also found to be the source of a fire in a London tower block last year which left 71 people dead. US appliance giant Whirlpool announced Tuesday it was recalling 310,000 kettles worldwide that are potentially dangerous because of faulty handles. HP recalls computer batteries over fire risk US appliance giant Whirlpool has recalled 310,000 kettles worldwide that are potentially dangerous because of faulty handles Citation: Whirlpool recalls 310,000 kettles over safety fears (2018, February 20) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-whirlpool-recalls-kettles-safety.html © 2018 AFP Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.