Fox News Media’s streaming platform Fox Nation was named by business intelligence company Morning Consult as one of the 20 fastest growing brands of 2023. Morning Consult’s Fastest Growing Brands report ranks the top 20 brands based on the growth of the number of consumers who say they would consider buying something from the brand over the course of the year. The Fastest Growing Brands 2023 analysis was conducted among 1,586 brands. The fastest growing brand of 2023 across generations? Here are the top 20 fastest growing brands across all U.S. adults in 2023, per Morning Consult:
December 08, 2023 21:58 UTC
One would be forgiven to believe the ‘Waheshimas’ really care for the welfare of their electorates to stage such a drastic measure. You can only be from Mars to believe it is all about bursaries for children of the poor voters. Despite credible advisory from experts and sustained protest from the electorates and businesses alike, the political elite ignored them all. More fundamentally, this argument flies against the well-established theory in international economics and international political economy of the impossible trinity, commonly referred to as the Trilemma. How can policy choices ignore tax revenue falls in strategic baskets like VAT, PAYE, fuel levies and sin taxes?
December 08, 2023 21:05 UTC
[David Njaaga, Standard]A suspected serial land fraudster believed to be part of the land-grabbing cartel targeting foreigners in the leafy suburbs has been arrested. The man was arrested while trying to stop a case of land grabbing that is being investigated by sleuths at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters. Unbeknownst to the suspects, their names have for years been on the Unit's radar of the most notorious land fraudsters in the country," DCI said in a statement on Friday, December 8. It was then that he was duped for a meeting at the DCI headquarters with the investigating officer. DCI Operations detectives moved in and whisked them away with the exhibits for processing and arraignment," DCI reported.
December 08, 2023 21:01 UTC
The mission for the center is to aid in closing the socio-economic access gap for careers in STEAM and entertainment fields. “Live music isn’t a standard part of most schools and colleges, even though it continues to be a growing industry,” Michael Rapino, president and CEO of Live Nation Entertainment, added. “By partnering together with SoLa, kids learn the business of music and we help them get first-hand experience, which unlocks a whole new world of careers, which has been incredible to be part of.”
December 08, 2023 20:47 UTC
UN hopes Haiti force will start in early 2024The UN said Friday it hopes the multinational force heading to Haiti to help tackle the “absolute, brutal” gang violence ravaging the country will deploy before the end of March. Ulrika Richardson, the United Nations’ resident and humanitarian coordinator in Haiti, said the security force should be 2,500 to 2,600 strong, including 1,000 Kenyans, though the composition has not been finalised. Judge Enock Mwita last month said the orders blocking the deployment would stay in force until he issues a ruling on January 26. Haiti has descended into “absolute, brutal violence”, Richardson said. Richardson said more than 5.2 million people, almost half of the country, needed humanitarian assistance, including nearly three million children.
December 08, 2023 19:30 UTC
Former head of public service Francis Muthaura has advised government agencies to reward anti-corruption heroes to curb the vices that have significantly affected the public sector. Muthaura was speaking during the International Anti-Corruption Day event, where he gave a public lecture titled "Fighting Corruption In Developing Economies: Reform Opportunities For Kenya." "Government agencies should design and implement mechanisms for rewarding anti-corruption champions. With the EACC reports showing that the most significant chunk of high-calibre corruption cases in the public service was linked to public procurement, Muthaura noted a need to address tender laws. The Director of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation, Amin Mohamed, and Ethics and Anti-Corruption Chairperson, Bishop David Oginde, attended the lecture.
December 08, 2023 17:00 UTC
A peculiar event unfolded in Mangaluru, Karnataka, where Hindu organizations celebrated a love marriage, marking a curious deviation from the widely discussed narrative of ‘Love Jihad’ with immense fervor. The story revolves around Ayesha, a Muslim girl, and Prashant Bhandari, a Bajrang Dal member, who had been in a live-in relationship for three years. This union, typically viewed as ‘Love Jihad’ by Muslim boys engaging with girls of other faiths, has stirred vehement opposition at religious levels. Ayesha’s transition into Akshata, marrying Prashant Bhandari, a figure with a reported history of legal trouble, emerged as a point of contention. Muslim woman marries Bajrang Dal activist in K’taka; Hindutva brigade celebrates ‘reverse love jihad’ Read: https://t.co/T9HDv6Prx1 pic.twitter.com/ujxm5SiqWd — IANS (@ians_india) December 8, 2023Subsequently, social media buzzed with news of Ayesha adopting the name Akshata post-marriage, with Hindutva activists hailing this as a victory in ‘Reverse Love Jihad.’ Pictures circulated showing the couple donning traditional Hindu attire, sparking anticipation of controversy in the sensitive area.
December 08, 2023 16:18 UTC
Xiaomi has today unveiled the Redmi 13C smartphone smartphone in Kenya that the company says is designed to be the ideal Christmas gift. The Redmi 13C is a budget phone combining affordability and some quite interesting features. As the festive season approaches, Xiaomi’s Redmi 13C could be the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one. Redmi 13C SpecsThe Xiaomi Redmi 13C comes with a 6.74-inch touchscreen display (HD+), and Gorilla Glass protection with support for 90 Hz refresh rate. Xiaomi Redmi 13C will be available in Kenya in midnight colour, navy blue, clover green, and glacier white, colour options.
December 08, 2023 16:11 UTC
Azimio La Umoja Coalition leader Raila Odinga on Friday warned that President William Ruto was driving the nation into a wrong turn judging by the concerning incidents witnessed in the country in the recent past. "We need a generation of leaders who stand firm on the solid rock of values and who can tell when the nation is taking the wrong turn. ODM party leader Raila Odinga speaking in Migori County on Saturday, November 25, 2023 Photo Raila Odinga "I know the country is taking a wrong turn when workers take home only a third of their basic salaries, the rest going to taxes. It is wrong when a person earning Ksh50,000 has to surrender 20.5 per cent of that money to compulsory taxes," he added. According to Raila, it was the responsibility of the government to create jobs in Kenya rather than look for jobs on behalf of unemployed Kenyans in foreign countries.
December 08, 2023 15:34 UTC
Margrethe Vestager's star has waned, after a series of setbacks in EU courts. After the EU selected Calvino, Vestager, 55, said she would "resume" her duties at the European Commission, the Eu's executive arm. Vestager's star has waned in recent years following a series of setbacks in EU courts against some of the world's biggest companies, including Apple. She was even once in the running to become president of the European Commission. Such was her success, she became commission executive vice-president in 2019 with a portfolio that included the digital transition, one of the EU's priorities.
December 08, 2023 15:22 UTC
The UK's bill for its yet-to-be-realised plan for sending refugees to Rwanda is now up to R5.7 billion. The Rwanda scheme is at the centre of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's strategy to deter illegal migrants but as yet none have been moved there because of legal battles since the scheme was announced in 2022. The money sent to Rwanda would help its economic development and get the asylum partnership with the UK up and running, Pursglove added. The payments to Rwanda were not linked to a treaty the two countries signed on Tuesday, the interior ministry letter said. "The Government of Rwanda did not ask for any payment in order for a Treaty to be signed, nor was any offered," the letter said.
December 08, 2023 14:59 UTC
US President Joe Biden on Thursday (local time) held talks with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, emphasizing the “critical need” to protect civilians and to separate them from Hamas terrorists, including through corridors. The two leaders discussed developments in Gaza, with Biden stressing the importance of the “continuous and sustained flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza”. Today, 13 more hostages – including a fellow American – were released by Hamas under a deal brokered and sustained through intensive U.S. diplomacy. He reiterated that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) must be permitted to access the remaining hostages held by Hamas terrorists. So Israel is insisting that Hamas follow through on the release of those women.
December 08, 2023 13:29 UTC
Italy: Codè Crai Ovest exceeds 2023 turnover expectationsCodè Crai Ovest cooperative achieved a turnover of €346mln in 2023, exceeding its initial forecast of €340mln. Source: esmmagazine.comAldi Spain plans December expansion spree to cap off busy 2023Discounter Aldi plans to conclude 2023 with a bang, expanding its Spanish network to more than 430 outlets. The discounter plans to open ten new stores across Spain in December, according to Spanish daily El Economista. Onions total availability (pounds per capita): 10.8; 4. Lettuce, leaf, and romaine total availability (pounds per capita): 12.6; 2.
December 08, 2023 13:04 UTC
Azziad Nasenya and Dorea Chege are among the Pink Ladies cast. Photo: Dorea Chege, Azziad Nasenya. The series, which features Shix Kapienga as Trizah, Azziad Nasenya (Cecilia), Dorea Chege (Anne), Brenda Gesare (Stephanie), and Pascal Tokodi (Charlie), airs daily on StarTimes. Dorea Chege, the series' main character, shared with the writer that the upcoming meet and greet session, starting at 5 pm, will be free of charge. Azziad, Dorea dazzle at Pink Ladies launchThe drama series was launched in November, and celebrities who attended looked dazzling in pink.
December 08, 2023 13:03 UTC
In a pop-up corner at the arts mall GMBB in Kuala Lumpur, visitors can learn more about the food, culture, and heritage of the Chetti community in Melaka through food portrait art. This exhibition, organised by The Rojak Projek, is aptly titled Chetti Food Portrait Art Exhibition, featuring works inspired by Chetti cuisine and food ingredients, video documentation and on-site research. 'The portrait foods are a beautiful way to showcase Melaka Chetti food. The portrait foods are a beautiful way to showcase Melaka Chetti food. Chetti Food Portrait Art Exhibition is showing at Level 1, GMBB in KL until Dec 10.
December 08, 2023 12:41 UTC