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} Dublin, Aug. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ResearchAndMarkets.com published a new article on the robotics industry "Agricultural Robots: A Growing Trend Amid COVID-19"The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the adoption of robotics and automation technologies in agriculture. Robotics company Root AI recently raised $7.2 million in seed funding bringing the company's total funding up to $9.5 million. The company's main product is a produce picking robot named Virgo which is capable of harvesting soft fruits like tomatoes and berries which typically need to be harvested by hand to avoid damaging them. So far Root AI has conducted tests of Virgo in California, Maine, New York, Ohio, Canada, and the Netherlands. The company intends to see Virgo deployed across North America within the next 12 months and in Europe after that.Root AI is part of a new wave of agricultural robots. Naio Technologies has almost 150 robots in circulation around the world including Oz designed for market gardeners, Dino for weeding mound grown vegetables and Ted for weeding vineyards. Saga Robotics' Thorvald model is an autonomous robot that can perform tasks such as UV treatment of crops for disease management, produce picking, cutting grass, spraying and data collection. Meanwhile, FarmWise's self-driving
KiwiCo; Draper James; Outer; Youth To The People; CUUP; Samantha Lee/Business Insider SimilarWeb, which provides global digital traffic insights about websites and apps, has released its report of the 25 fastest growing direct-to-consumer brands for Q2. The data ranks the 25 highest performing DTC brands in terms of quarter-over-quarter monthly traffic growth, from Q1 to Q2. While the fastest-growing brands in Q1 were representative of a pandemic-stricken market, the results for Q2 display a pathway toward recovery and highlight how effective marketing and personalization can boost growth for DTC companies in a variety of categories, according to SimilarWeb's retail industry consultant Jamie Drayton. From Cubcoats to Mented Cosmetics, here are the top performers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As stores reopen and restrictions ease across the country, changing shopping habits are helping some direct-to-consumer companies. SimilarWeb, which provides global digital traffic insights about websites and apps, has identified the 25 fastest-growing DTC e-commerce brands in the US for Q2. The quarterly report follows a similar report for Q1. Now, with the initial wave of the pandemic in the past, the features that have been defining success in the DTC landscape are changing. In general, the rise of e-commerce
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New York, Aug. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Global Cold Chain Temperature Monitoring Market By Component, By End User, By Region, Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2020 - 2026" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05953640/?utm_source=GNWAt this point, the rise in trade in perishables in developed and developing countries has led to the development of the demand for tracking the cold chain. The advent in connected device technologies such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to open up opportunities for groundbreaking monitoring solutions. Data loggers are essential for monitoring the food and beverage supply chain in order to increase the efficient management of the logistics chain.The global market for monitoring the cold chain is being driven with the awareness of high-quality food and rapid urbanization. Storage tests are useful for increasing the shelf life of the medicine. Monitoring inventories in the pharmaceutical industry and rising drug consumption are two of the key factors of the demand for tracking the cold chain. The strict regulatory environment of the pharmaceutical industry and the successful use of pharmaceuticals and the growth of nursing homes and hospitals are projected to dominate the global market. Growth in
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania The FBI was able to track down a Philadelphia woman accused of setting fire to a police vehicle through Instagram, Etsy, and LinkedIn, it said in charging documents earlier reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer. After viewing footage of the woman from a television helicopter, agents said they zoomed in on photos and videos of the protest posted on Instagram and Vimeo to track down the woman. They said they traced the T-shirt she had worn to a specific shop on Etsy. Civil rights advocates have long been worried about the use of social media to identify and track activists, and the court filings raise new concerns over police canvassing social media to identify and track down protesters from demonstrations that have erupted in the wake of George Floyd's death. The woman's lawyer compared the investigation to COINTELPRO, a secret FBI program aimed at surveilling and infiltrating the civil rights and feminist movements of the 1950s and '60s that was largely found to have violated First and Fourth Amendment rights. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Federal authorities were able to identify a participant in Philadelphia's George Floyd protests accused of
LAKE FOREST, Ill., July 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Assertio Holdings, Inc. (“Assertio”) (Nasdaq: ASRT), a commercial-stage pharmaceutical company, today announced that its second quarter 2020 financial results will be released on Friday, August 7, 2020. Following the announcement, Assertio’s management team will host a live webcast at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to review the Company’s financials and operating results and provide a general business update.  The live webcast and replay may be accessed at https://investor.assertiotx.com/. Please connect to the Company’s website at least 15 minutes prior to the live webcast to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be needed to access the webcast. Individuals also may participate in the call by dialing 1-877-870-4263 (domestic) or 1-412-317-0790 (international) and asking for the "Assertio Q2 Earnings Call." The replay will be available approximately two hours after the call on the Assertio website.About AssertioAssertio is a leading commercial pharmaceutical company bringing differentiated products to patients. The Company has a robust portfolio of branded prescription products in three areas: neurology, hospital and pain and inflammation. Assertio has grown through business development including licensing, mergers and acquisitions. The Company seeks to leverage its commercial excellence to be the partner of choice. To
Jonathan Erns/Reuters Janet Yellen co-wrote an op-ed in The New York Times on Monday in which she argued that while the Fed has largely done its job, Congress needs to pass an additional stimulus bill.  Following the op-ed Yellen told NPR that loss in fiscal support may lead to a "complete petering out" of economic growth.  The former Fed chair said that the additional $600-per-week in unemployment was essential to stimulate spending and, consequently, job creation. Unemployed Americans have been without the additional $600 per week in benefits for almost a month after Congress was unable to reach a deal for a new stimulus bill before going into recess. Janet Yellen criticized the Senate's lack of urgency and emphasized the need for additional stimulus in an op-ed in The New York Times titled "The Senate Is on Vacation While Americans Starve," which she co-wrote with Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities senior fellow, on Monday.  The economists argued that both monetary policy from the Fed, and fiscal policy from the US government, are necessary to pull America out of the crisis. While the Fed has largely done its job by cutting interest rates, Yellen and Bernstein wrote, more
King of Prussia, PA, Aug. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American College of Financial Services announced today Four Steps Forward, a holistic initiative to help combat racial inequality, promote wealth creation in the Black community, and generate upward mobility in communities of color for future generations. The College created Four Steps Forward around the principle that the financial services industry has a pressing obligation to address the systemic racism that exists today given the industry’s central role in helping people accumulate, retain, and distribute wealth. As such, the industry is best positioned to create real change in Black communities and to dismantle the pervasive racial inequality that it helped build. “The financial services industry cannot afford to repeat past attempts to eradicate systemic racism and achieve the same insufficient outcomes. We must strive for common ground around this generational cause and work together to foster upward mobility and wealth creation for Black Americans,” said George Nichols III, President and CEO of The American College of Financial Services. “Our Four Steps Forward initiative presents a viable plan for sustainable and generational change that will both narrow the wealth gap and have a lasting effect on how the financial services profession
Pune, Aug. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global knee replacement market is expected to reach USD 12.48 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.3% during the forecast period. The growing cases of arthritis among the general population can be a crucial factor augmenting the growth of the market, states Fortune Business Insights, in a report, titled “Knee Replacement Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Procedure (Total Knee Arthroplasty, Partial Knee Arthroplasty, and Revision Arthroplasty) By Implant Type (Fixed Bearing, Mobile Bearing, and Others) End-user (Hospitals, Orthopedic Clinics, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, and Others) and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027” the market size stood at USD 9.45 billion in 2019. The coronavirus crisis has caused immense damage to the world’s economy. We understand that this health emergency has negatively impacted various sectors across the globe. Rising support from governments and several companies can help in the fight against this highly infectious virus. There are some industries that are struggling and some are thriving. More or less, nearly every sector is estimated to be impacted by this pandemic. We are perpetually working on our reports to help uplift businesses in this crucial time. Our expertise and experience can offer enormous benefits to help
New York, Aug. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Chlamydia Trachomatis Tests (In Vitro Diagnostics) - Global Analysis and Forecast Model (COVID-19 market impact)" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05948853/?utm_source=GNWThe model discusses in detail the impact of COVID-19 on Chlamydia Trachomatis Test market for the year 2020 and beyond.Chlamydia Trachomatis can be transmitted during anal, oral, or vaginal sex.It can also be passed from a mother to her new born child during childbirth. The disease is more common in women and young adults (15-24 years).In general, the number of Artificial Insemination (AI), or Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), procedures performed globally is growing due to increases in the number of men and women suffering from infertility caused by Chlamydia Trachomatis infection. Chlamydia Trachomatis Test model covers NAATs, Multiparameter CT/NG NAATs and other CT tests.Each of the covered 39 country’s color-coded and fully-sourced market models are equipped with epidemiology based indications with procedure volumes.To increase the data transparency, the interactive excel deliverable covers installed base, new sales volumes, product usage, average selling prices, market size and company share/rank analysis (wherever available).Moreover, analyst comments with qualitative insight offer context for quantitative data.Key Inclusions of the market model are -Currently marketed Chlamydia Trachomatis
(RTTNews) - The China stock market has climbed higher in three straight sessions, advancing almost 100 points or 3.1 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index now sits just above the 3,295-point plateau and it's called higher again on Thursday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is upbeat on solid earnings news and economic data. The European markets were mixed and the U.S. bourses moved higher and the Asian markets are expected to follow the latter lead. The SCI finished sharply higher on Wednesday following gains from the financials, properties and oil and insurance companies. For the day, the index spiked 66.59 points or 2.06 percent to finish at the daily high of 3,294.55 after trading as low as 3,209.99. The Shenzhen Composite Index soared 63.11 points or 2.90 percent to end at 2,236.95. Among the actives, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China collected 0.80 percent, while Bank of China climbed 1.20 percent, China Construction Bank advanced 0.99 percent, China Merchants Bank jumped 1.42 percent, China Life Insurance soared 5.24 percent, Ping An Insurance perked 1.20 percent, PetroChina added 0.67 percent, China Petroleum and Chemical (Sinopec) rose 0.25 percent, China Shenhua Energy gained 0.45 percent, Gemdale gathered 0.94