Amazon Tries to Make the Climate Its Prime Directive

Angelena Iglesia

(Bloomberg) — The vast Illinois factory floor that will produce electric delivery vans for Inc. is starting to fill up. Battery and chassis assembly here. Tire storage there. A titanic, three-story metal press.


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Sometime next year, the plant’s workers will complete the first van. A decade later, if all goes according to plan, van No. 100,000 will roll off the line, completing the biggest electric vehicle purchase in history. By the time Amazon has all these zero-emission vehicles on the road, around 2030, it will eliminate an estimated 4 million metric tons of CO2 now belched out each year by gasoline-powered vans and trucks.

That would wipe out a small company’s entire contribution to the emissions warming the planet. But for the largest online retailer, the savings represent roughly 8% of its carbon footprint. How Amazon hopes to tackle the other 92%—as well as any other emissions

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How temperature sensing technology can help your organization

Angelena Iglesia

Accentec Technologies LLC, a new provider of temperature screening technologies in the US to launch German infrared technology combined with 40 year proven touch screen tablet technology.

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Accentec Technologies uses German made infrared camera technology with precision software in combination with touch screen tablet terminals to provide touchless temperature screening solutions for businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and other locations. The technology can screen individuals from 3 feet away, at a speed of 1 second per person, and is highly accurate.

Body temperature screening can provide early detection of fever and infection. “This is critical for diseases like COVID-19, where people can be contagious several days before showing any symptoms at all,” said Volkmar Kunerth, CEO of Accentec Technologies. Although thermal screening technology cannot diagnose COVID-19 and other infections, the elevated skin temperature test is a safe and efficient primary tool to quickly screen large numbers

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The Evolution of TV – 2020 Review

Angelena Iglesia

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Television is definitely considered one of the most influential innovations that changed the world. According to USA research, there are more TV’s then people in every house.  TV has come a long way since its debut, today, it’s almost like screens are more colorful then reality itself. Since the beginnings of TV no one really believe in it. The idea only lived in the imagination of inventors. Soon enough people in America were captivated by it. There are few people who contributed to development of Tv, its not fair to name just one. Vladimir Zworykin, Charles Jenkins, Philo T. Farnsworth and John Baird all contributed giving each of their own puzzle piece. The evolution of Tv is really interesting, starting from humble beginnings in 1930’s. In recent years technology has changed drastically fast. The earliest ancestor of modern television was Octagon that was made all

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Shopee records RM200m in sales during Penjana shop initiative

a group of people posing for the camera: (From left) Shopee Malaysia's marketing lead, Lok Weng Lum, Prasad Babu, Vach Pillutla, and Gan Poe Yee.

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(From left) Shopee Malaysia’s marketing lead, Lok Weng Lum, Prasad Babu, Vach Pillutla, and Gan Poe Yee.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ringgit-to-Ringgit voucher funding by Shopee and the Government via Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) for the Short-Term Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana) Shop Malaysia Online initiative has generated over RM200 million in sales by local retailers and traders on the e-commerce platform as of Aug 31.

In a campaign mid-point review today and the launch of its annual signature shopping event 9.9 Super Shopping Day, Shopee revealed that the vouchers have been enjoyed by close to 2 million Malaysians who took advantage of the savings and cashback on home and living, health and beauty, toys, groceries, automotive, mobile and gadgets.

According to Shopee’s regional managing director, Ian Ho, the e-commerce platform refreshes the Shop Malaysia Online initiative with a new theme weekly to keep things

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Pocket computing: evolution of the smartphone

Smartphones are commonplace today. Almost everyone has one. My grandmother carries an iPhone and my father – a man who once swore he’d never carry a phone with him anywhere – slaps a Samsung Galaxy S III with an OtterBox case on his hip every morning.

It wasn’t always so. I remember being the only person at my high school – teachers and administration included – with a smartphone. First, I had the Moto Q, then the BlackBerry Pearl 8130, followed by the Curve 8330. And that’s where my story began, back in 2006, taking lesson notes (read: playing Brick Breaker and Asteroids) on a fantastic QWERTY keyboard about half the size of the palm of my hand.

Believe it or not, smartphone history goes back more than a decade before that. Things were … interesting back then.

First, what is a smartphone? Turns out, the actual definition, no matter

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Rahu Transit in Taurus

Rahu Transit in Taurus

Rahu Transit in Taurus

The unique thing about Rahu and Ketu is that they are imaginary planets. They have neither physical nor visual existence, and their movement is always retrograde. Rahu represents the karmic objectives for this lifetime and points the way for soul growth and evolution. 

Get expert guidance on various aspects of life by the best Astrologer Deepa.


Rahu will transit from the airy sign Gemini to the earthy sign Taurus on 23rd September 2020 at 12:16 IST and will stay there until the 11th of April 2022, 14:53 IST. Rahu will provide stability while in the earthy sign. It will travel through the Mrigshira, Rohini and Kritika nakshatras during this period. 


Rahu is presently going through the Mars Mrigshira nakshatra, in which it behaves similar to a deer frantically searching, here and there, for the fragrant kasturi which is ensconced in its own navel. Similarly,

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Ina Garten’s Easy No-Cook Recipe From Her Upcoming Book

Ina Garten’s fans know they can count on the Food Network darling for simple, yet elegant, recipes and meal ideas for every home cook.

The domestic diva’s latest cookbook is publishing soon and the celebrity chef is allowing her followers a peek into what’s to come.

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The ‘Barefoot Contessa’s newest book is her 12th publication

Modern Comfort Food will be Ina Garten’s twelfth cookbook. She’s published eleven other popular recipe collections, including Barefoot Contessa Parties!; Barefoot in ParisBarefoot Contessa at HomeCooking for Jeffrey, written for her husband, Jeffrey; and her most recent cookbook, Cook Like a Pro.

The popular home chef noted on her website about her new book, “There are few things more comforting than gathering for a meal with the ones you love, especially when dishes like Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas are at the center of the table.

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Information Technology Services brings USC together for online learning

When COVID-19 threatened to disrupt USC’s family ties and sense of connection this semester, experts in USC Information Technology Services quickly stepped in.

They had to provide a virtual space online where Trojan students, faculty, staff and alumni could get together while they stayed physically apart. And they had to do it fast.

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“We moved up to fifth gear in March, and we haven’t really backed down from there,” said Veronica Garcia, associate chief information officer of application services. “Last semester was the disruptor, and it was about reacting and learning how to be online. This semester, we knew we had to provide more.”

Dozens of ITS developers, coders and technicians studied ways to use technology to bring Trojans together. They were joined by ITS communication and training experts to plan, promote and teach people how to use the new tech. The result: virtual learning for students this fall that

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Subscribe to Computer Age Management Services: Motilal Oswal

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Motilal Oswal’s IPO report on Computer Age Management Services

Computer Age Management Services Ltd. (CAMS) is a technology-driven financial infrastructure and services provider to MFs and other financial institutions. It is India’s largest registrar and transfer agent of MFs.

Integrated Business Model and longstanding relationships: CAMS is well-positioned to capitalize on the MF industry growth backed by its diverse portfolio of services, pan-India physical network, domain expertise and comprehensive risk management system. It has PAN India presence in 25 states with a network of 271 centres. It enjoys high entry barriers as replicating such an integrated business model in-house would be challenging for clients. Further the clients are sticky, given the deep integration CAMS enjoy with them.

Valuation and Outlook

At the higher end of the price band, the issue is valued at 35x FY20 P/E, which seems fully

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Pick-to-light’s evolution – Supply Chain Management Review

Pick-to-light remains a great picking technology, but it hasn’t remained the same. That is actually a good thing, as it’s evolving to become more flexible.

Providers of light-directed solutions say the technology is no longer necessarily hardwired to shelf cubbies or used only for order picking. Light-directed solutions are also being paired with other technologies like wearable scanners—or can be augmented by voice.

What has remained consistent with pick-to-light and put-to-light systems is their efficiency in processing small, e-commerce sized orders. That keeps lights highly relevant, given that e-commerce has grown at close to 15% per year in recent years.

According to analysis by Adobe Systems, e-commerce shopping levels during Covid-19 (April to May 2020) were 7% higher than e-commerce during the 2019 holiday season. That’s a lot of small items to sort, pick and pack.

“Internet orders tend to average around 1.2 units per order, so it takes a

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