Archive for April 22nd, 2016

Will Starbucks be a hit in South Africa?

Friday, April 22nd, 2016:

Residents of South Africa’s biggest city are brand conscious and rarely need much persuasion to try something new – so many were up for tasting their first cup of coffee from Starbucks when the US giant opened its doors in Johannesburg this week. Long queues formed outside the cafe in Rosebank, an upmarket part of the city, braving the uncharacteristically chilly April weather. Johannesburg – which boasts a healthy black middle class with a bit more disposable income – is as good a place as any in Africa to test out a luxury brand. It is the first Starbucks in […] Read More →

Reince Priebus Calls on G.O.P. to Back Nominee, Even if It’s You-Know-Who

Friday, April 22nd, 2016:

Photo Reince Priebus after his remarks at the Republican National Committee’s spring meeting in Hollywood, Fla., on Friday. Credit Joe Skipper/Reuters HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The head of the Republican National Committee implored leaders of his sharply divided party on Friday to rally behind their eventual presidential nominee, suggesting that they ignore Donald J. Trump’s assault on the nominating process. Reince Priebus, the committee’s chairman, did not mention Mr. Trump by name when addressing the group’s members at the party’s spring meeting here, but he devoted much of his speech to the tensions created by the Republican front-runner. “Now I know […] Read More →

No compromises on religious liberty: Cruz

Friday, April 22nd, 2016:

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said unlike rival Donald Trump he, ”will not compromise away your religious liberty” or the ”Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.” Rough Cut (no reporter narration). ▲ Hide Transcript ▶ View Transcript ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Donald Trump told him that when it comes to the Supreme Court and religious liberties, “you’ve got to learn to compromise.” But Cruz, during a rally in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on Friday (April 22), said he would not do such a thing. “You’ve got to learn how to cut deals […] Read More →

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