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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
New York, Aug. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "HVAC Filters Market by Material, Technology, End-use Industry, Region - Global Forecast to 2025" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05828294/?utm_source=GNW5 billion in 2020 to USD 7.1 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 5.1% between 2020 and 2025. Increasing demand for HVAC systems, growing awareness about indoor air quality, and government regulations and polices for efficient filtration are driving the market for HVAC filters. However, rising environmental concerns regarding increasing air pollutants that are released during the functioning of systems are expected to restrain this market. Increasing investments in the construction sector and technological advancements in HVAC filters are expected to offer significant growth opportunities to the manufacturers. Major challenges faced by players in this market are the higher cost and maintenance of efficient HVAC filters.The synthetic polymer segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period in the HVAC filters market.Synthetic polymers are used for efficient filtration in residential and industrial HVAC systems.Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), polyester, poly-vinylidene fluoride (PVDF), polyethylene, and polypropylene are used for the manufacturing of filter materials.The filtration of air in a synthetic polymer material occurs on its surface, whereas in fiberglass,
President Donald Trump at a campaign rally at Prescott Regional Airport, Arizona, on October 19, 2020. Carlos Barria/ReutersExxon Mobil has clarified that a hypothetical fundraising conversation described by President Donald Trump between himself and its CEO "never happened." Trump had been bragging about his fundraising abilities at an Arizona campaign event on Monday, saying he could call up CEOs and secure millions for his reelection campaign. "I call the head of Exxon, I say 'you know, I'd love you to send me $25 million for the campaign,'" Trump claimed, then mimicked the CEO saying: "'Absolutely sir, why didn't you ask?'" Exxon Mobil tweeted after the event: "We are aware of the President's statement regarding a hypothetical with our CEO ... and just so we're all clear, it never happened." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Exxon Mobil has clarified that a hypothetical fundraising conversation between President Donald Trump and its CEO, in which the president asked for and secured $25 million in campaign donations, "never happened." The company tweeted the statement after Trump bragged at length about his fundraising abilities at a campaign event in Prescott, Arizona, on Monday, saying he would be "the greatest fundraiser in history."
Matthew DeBord/Insider Baking, cooking, board games, puzzles - quarantined and locked-down folks have dealt with the coronavirus in a variety of ways, reviving old pastimes and exploring new ones. Being stuck at home isn't necessarily fun, but it does present a classic scenario for learning to play a musical instrument. And perhaps the most popular, historically, is the acoustic guitar. You can do it all by yourself, there are superb online resources - Fender Play is one of the best - and the acoustic guitar can be played quietly enough to avoid annoying family members and roommates. Of course, if you're gonna learn, you need a guitar. And when it comes to starting out, few manufacturers have a better reputation for "starter" acoustics than Yamaha. The company's FG300, at $200, has long been considered the best beginner dreadnought-size guitar on the market, and it was recently updated with the same-price FG800. For an acoustic with a solid-wood top, it's impossible to find a more appealing deal. But the company makes many other instruments, and they let me borrow two of them to review: the all-new Storia I, a $700 "concert" size model; and the $1,600 FGX3, a jumbo/dreadnought that evokes
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
Lynwood, Calif., July 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verity Health and St. Francis Medical Center announced today that the California Attorney General has conditionally approved Verity Health’s application to transfer ownership of St. Francis Medical Center to Prime Healthcare. “Achieving this milestone is an important step in ensuring Prime is able to preserve the St. Francis mission for the benefit of associates, members of the medical staff and most importantly the patients and Southeast Los Angeles community that have relied on St. Francis for 75 years,” said Rich Adcock, CEO of Verity Health. In early April, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles approved the Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) for the sale of St. Francis Medical Center to Prime. Under the agreement, Prime will acquire St. Francis for a net consideration of over $350 million, including a $200 million base cash price and $60 million for accounts receivable. In addition, Prime has committed to invest $47 million in capital improvements.  As part of its APA, Prime committed to meeting and exceeding mandates for access and services, including maintaining all essential care, trauma care, and community benefit programs, while continuing St. Francis’s important mission of
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
(RTTNews) - The China stock market has finished higher in two of three trading days since the end of the two-day losing streak in which it had retreated almost 30 points or 1 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index now sits just beneath the 3,330-point plateau and it's for a firm lead again for Wednesday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is mixed to higher on renewed optimism for economic stimulus in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The European markets were down and the U.S. bourses were up and the Asian markets figure to follow the latter lead. The SCI finished modestly higher on Tuesday as gains from the energy producers were offset by weakness from the financials and properties. For the day, the index gained 15.44 points or 0.47 percent to finish at the daily high of 3,328.10 after moving as low as 3,293.77. The Shenzhen Composite Index spiked 29.86 points or 1.33 percent to end at 2,279.38. Among the actives, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China dropped 0.80 percent, while Bank of China sank 0.93 percent, China Construction Bank tanked 2.61 percent, China Merchants Bank eased 0.05 percent, Bank of Communications shed 0.65 percent, China Life Insurance
Palantir CEO Alex Karp is interviewed in 2019. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News By Corrie Driebusch
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, today released the 2021 edition of the Best Global Universities rankings. With data on nearly 1,500 schools, the rankings evaluate universities from dozens of countries on academic research and reputation. Two countries are represented by the overall top 10 schools: the U.S. and the United Kingdom. Harvard University maintains its No. 1 rank, while Massachusetts Institute of Technology comes in at No. 2. Stanford University and the University of California–Berkeley are third and fourth, respectively. The U.K.'s University of Oxford finishes out the top five in the overall ranking. This year's edition includes schools from 86 countries, up from 81 last year. The U.S. has the most universities in the overall ranking with 255, followed by these countries: China: 176 U.K.: 87 France: 70 Germany: 68 "The Best Global Universities methodology places significant emphasis on academic research," said Robert Morse, chief data strategist at U.S. News. "With rankings by subject, region and country, students and their families can easily learn more about schools based on their specific needs and interests." Ten new subject rankings were added this year, for a total of 38.
(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
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLWS) (the "Company”), a leading ecommerce provider of products and services designed to inspire more human expression, connection and celebration, today reported entering into a First Amendment (the "Amendment”) to its Existing Credit Agreement (as defined below) on August 20, 2020 with its existing syndicate of banks led by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as a lead arranger and bookrunner. The Amendment expands and modifies the credit facilities provided under the Company’s existing Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement dated May 31, 2019 (the "Existing Credit Agreement”, and the Existing Credit Agreement, as amended by the Amendment, the "Amended Credit Agreement”). Chris McCann, CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc., said, "We are very pleased to have expanded our credit facilities and further strengthened our balance sheet. Combined with the significant cash flows we are generating, the Amended Credit Agreement provides us with flexibility to continue growing our business by investing in our existing operating platform and seeking acquisitions that can accelerate our top and bottom-line growth, such as our recently completed acquisition of PersonalizationMall.com.” The Amended Credit Agreement increases the commitments under the Company’s revolving credit facility to $250 million, up from $200 million under the Existing Credit