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Thanks to Coronavirus, Corona beer lost $170 Million so far

Beer maker, Corona, has warned it’s facing its worst quarter in 10 years following the Coronavirus outbreak.

The manufacturer said it’s already suffered a £132million loss of earnings in China, at time when the company was expecting a surge in sales linked to Lunar year celebrations.

The deadly coronavirus has been spreading like wildfire throughout parts of Asia, after first being recorded in China in December.

To date, the outbreak has affected more than 80,000 people globally – with 15 in the UK, and 17 deaths in Italy.

Source: Beer maker Corona says Coronavirus has already cost it £132million

Tesla becomes first American automaker worth $100 billion

Tesla’s market capitalization on Wednesday surpassed the $100 billion mark for the first time — an unprecedented achievement for a US automaker that positions CEO Elon Musk for a major payday. Shares of the electric-car maker were up 5.9 percent Wednesday morning, at $579.54, giving the electric automaker a valuation of $104.5 billion.

Source: Tesla becomes first American automaker worth $100 billion

StandardToilet you’d NOT want to sit longer than 5 minutes on it invented by a British company – WATCH

A business in the United Kingdom is hoping to reduce the time employees spend in the bathroom by creating a tilted toilet that is aimed at limiting bathroom breaks to five minutes.

The company is called StandardToilet and it was approved by the British Toilet Association in November. The BTA is a member group that pushes for better bathrooms. Mahabir Gill, who founded the StandardToilet, told WIRED that the porcelain throne is angled 13 degrees lower than a normal toilet.

After five minutes of sitting, the angled toilet will cause strain on the legs similar to that of a squat, according to WIRED. Gill told the publication that it should not cause any health issues and would actually improve posture, among other things.

Source: Company creates tilted toilets to keep work bathroom breaks to 5 minutes or less

WOW! Hallmark REINSTATES Lesbian Kissing Ads – WATCH

NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The Hallmark Channel initially said it “was distracting from the purpose of our network,” when addressing why it pulled a wedding commercial featuring a lesbian couple. Now the channel says it made a “wrong decision,” and will reinstate commercials featuring same-sex couples.

It began with a complaint from a conservative group and the earlier decision by Crown Media, Hallmark’s parent company, to pull several ads for the wedding planning site Zola featuring two brides kissing at the altar launched a storm of protest. Celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and William Shatner criticized the move and the hashtag #BoycottHallmarkChannel was trending on Twitter at one point.

Source: The Hallmark Channel Reverses Course, Reinstates Same-Sex Marriage Ads

VIDEO: The Hallmark Ad Everybody is Talking About – WATCH

The Hallmark Channel was facing some bitter criticism on social media Sunday over its decision to pull ads for a wedding-planning website that featured two brides kissing at the altar, following a complaint from a conservative advocacy group.

The hashtag #BoycottHallmark was trending at one point on Twitter, and celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and William Shatner assailed the decision. “Put the commercials back!” Shatner wrote. DeGeneres asked, “Isn’t it almost 2020?”

Source: Hallmark draws criticism after pulling same-sex wedding ads

VIDEO: UPS delivery driver throws customers’ packages out of truck to the street in Colorado – WATCH

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. – The shipping company UPS is investigating after a Denver man recorded an employee apparently tossing dozens of packages out of the back of a delivery truck and onto the ground.

Joe Herrera was working last Friday when he saw a UPS truck pull into a parking lot off of West 44th Avenue and Kipling Street in Wheat Ridge. He spotted the UPS delivery driver dump the packages. He says a woman standing next to the UPS truck then loaded the boxes into her van. UPS hires seasonal employees to make deliveries from their personal vehicles.

Source: Caught on camera: UPS delivery driver throws packages out of truck in Wheat Ridge