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Black Friday online sales were record $6.22B, tracking service reports

Black Friday online sales were record $6.22B, tracking service reports

Business
Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Online Black Friday companies racked up a record $ 6.22 billion in sales, up 23.6 percent from last year, according to Adobe Analytics. Adobe's data is based on an analysis of more than 1 trillion visits to retail sites and 55 million stock keeping units, or SKUs. The service, which tracks transactions from 80 of the top 100 internet retailers in the United States, reported 33.5 percent of the sales were via smartphones compared with 29.1 percent from mobile devices in 2017, according to a report by CNBC. Another tracking service, Salesforce.com, found 54 percent of all digital orders on Thanksgiving were made from a mobile device -- the first time the phone sales were more than computers. The phone usage is up from 15 percent as overall digital revenue incresed 18 percen...
Climate change: Warming gas concentrations at new record high

Climate change: Warming gas concentrations at new record high

Science
Concentrations of key gases in the atmosphere that are driving up global temperatures reached a new high in 2017. In their annual greenhouse gas bulletin, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says there is no sign of reversal in this rising trend.Carbon dioxide levels reached 405 parts per million (ppm) in 2017, a level not seen in 3-5 million years.Researchers also note the resurgence of a banned gas called CFC-11.What are concentrations?Concentrations differ from emissions in that they represent what remains in the atmosphere after some of the gases are absorbed by the seas, land and trees. Since 1990 the warming impact of these long lived gases on the climate has increased by 41%.How does the latest data compare to prev...
Wayne Rooney says Harry Kane will break England goalscoring record

Wayne Rooney says Harry Kane will break England goalscoring record

Sports
Wayne Rooney believes England captain Harry Kane will break his record and become the country's leading goalscorer.Rooney, 33, returned to make his 120th and final international appearance in a 3-0 friendly victory over the United States at Wembley on Thursday.The DC United striker has scored 53 times for England - 34 more than Kane, who is eight years his junior. "I look forward to presenting him with the trophy," said Rooney.Former Everton and Manchester United player Rooney made his England debut as a 17-year-old against Australia in 2003, and retired from international football in 2017.But the Football Association saw Thursday's match as an opportunity to "honour" his "record-breaking int...
Wayne Rooney: England record goalscorer to be captain during farewell appearance

Wayne Rooney: England record goalscorer to be captain during farewell appearance

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device England's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney will captain the side and wear the number 10 shirt when he comes on to make his farewell appearance.Rooney, 33, retired from international football in 2017 but will win his 120th and final cap in a friendly against the United States at Wembley on Thursday.Fabian Delph will start the match as captain but will hand the armband to Rooney when the DC United striker comes on as a substitute in the second half. Rooney will also get a guard of honour.The former Manchester United and Everto...
Man City 6-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Bizarre penalty helps set up record Champions League win

Man City 6-0 Shakhtar Donetsk: Bizarre penalty helps set up record Champions League win

Sports
Manchester City recorded their biggest win in the Champions League as they thrashed Shakhtar Donetsk - but an injury-time goal in the other Group F match meant they must wait to secure qualification for the last 16.Pep Guardiola's side are top of the group and were heading into the next phase, until 10-man Hoffenheim came from 2-0 down and scored a 92nd-minute equaliser to draw 2-2 with Lyon.But City will qualify as group winners with one game to spare if they beat Lyon in France on Tuesday, 27 November. "Unfortunately we haven't qualified, but we are so close and will try to maintain this level," said Guardiola."The fact it's not done will make sure we will focus on the competition. It was a...