Regeta Co., Ltd., a company based in Japan, are looking to Kickstarter to help bring their innovative "bine Insole" to the rest of the world. This intuitive half insole is made of specially created and patented Karvo™ material that is supple, strong, and ultra light. With this they plan to help support all types of feet in any design of shoe.
ANNOUNCING THE FINDINGS FROM THE CANADIAN COMMISSION ON DEMOCRATIC EXPRESSION AND THE CITIZEN’S ASSEMBLY ON DEMOCRATIC EXPRESSIONOTTAWA, Jan. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Key to note, is that the Commission and the Assembly have independently arrived at the same conclusion: the Canadian government must undertake urgent action to ensure that social media platforms are subject to regulation in order to adequately protect Canadians from online harms. In light of the steep growth in social and democratic harms online, the Public Policy Forum last spring established a Commission and Citizen Assembly to study and provide informed advice on how to reduce harmful speech on the internet without impairing free speech. The Commission comprised seven eminent Canadians, including The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, while the Assembly brought together a randomly selected body of 42 Canadians representing every province and territory as well as the breadth of perspectives and diversity of Canada. The Commission and the Assembly undertook a concurrent though complementary deliberative process, hearing witness testimony from many of the same recognized experts and learning from the insights of an original body of research. The Findings: Nine months on, the Commission has published its findings alongside those of the Citizens’ Assembly. The Commission has set out an integrated program of six practical steps that rejects a policy of aggressive takedown of content in favour of a citizen-centric approach that places responsibility for hateful and harmful content firmly on the shoulders of platforms and its creators. The program is intended to not only protect but enable democratic participation. A new legislated duty on platforms to act responsibly.A new regulator to oversee and enforce the Duty to Act ResponsiblyA Social Media Council to serve as an accessible forum in reducing harms and improving democratic expression on the internet.A world-leading transparency regime to provide the flow of necessary information to the regulator and Social Media Council.Avenues to enable individuals and groups to deal with complaints of harmful content in an expeditious manner. An e-tribunal to facilitate and expedite dispute resolution and a process for addressing complaints swiftly and lightly before they become disputes.A mechanism to quickly remove content that presents an imminent threat to a person. The Commission believes that this made-in-Canada approach to curbing the dissemination of online harms will create a standard of reasonableness around how platforms deal with the harmful content in their domains, with responses modulated to the seriousness and pattern of abuse, and consequences for failure to comply. The Commission's six-step program built off the 33 strong and far-reaching recommendations put forth by the Citizens’ Assembly. The Assembly is concerned about the inadequate moderation of harmful speech on digital platforms. The Assembly members strongly believe that the government has been too slow to adopt adequate regulations that ensure the safety of Canadians participating in the digital public sphere. They reject the appearance of a double standard between online and offline behaviours and believe that digital platforms and users alike should be held accountable for their actions. Available immediately are two comprehensive reports: The 2020-21 Report of the Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression; Harms Reduction: A Six-Step Program to Protect Democratic Expression Online, authored by the Commissioners. The Report is the culmination of 20 separate Commission convenings, totalling more than 30-hours of deliberation over a nine-month period, beginning in May 2020. The seven Commissioners are: Rick Anderson, Principal, Earnscliffe StrategyJulie Caron-Malenfant, Director General, Institut du Nouveau MondeAdam Dodek, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa Amira Elghawaby, Journalist & Human Rights Advocate Jameel Jaffer, Executive Director, Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University Jean La Rose, Former Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., C.C., Former Chief Justice of Canada The 2020-21 Report of the Citizens’ Assembly on Democratic Expression; Recommendations to Strengthen Canada’s Response to New Digital Technologies and Reduce the Harm Caused by their Misuse, authored by a representative body of 42 Canadians. More than 400 Canadians volunteered to participate, from among 12,500 households which were randomly selected to receive an invitation. Visit the Citizens Assembly website to learn more.The Assembly met 18 times, totaling more than 40 hours of deliberations from September to December 2020. About the Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression: The Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression is a three-year initiative led by the Public Policy Forum to examine and provide informed advice to the Canadian government on how to maximize the democratic potential of the internet while mitigating ‘threats’ that decrease participation, openness, accuracy – features at the very core of democracy. The Commission will highlight a new challenge relating to digital democracy each year, beginning in April 2020. The Commission will be supported in its annual deliberations by a Citizens’ Assembly of 42 Canadian volunteers led by MASS LBP and an original research program led by the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University. To learn more about this 3-year initiative and how Canada can chart a new course in public discourse and democratic expression online, please contact the Public Policy Forum. QUOTATIONS “How does a society deal with its free speech rights if the information highways are clogged with hate and other harms that are disproportionately aimed at women, minorities, Indigenous people, those with non-traditional gender identities? The Commission decided that the current system of content moderation under the sole direction of the platform companies is not and cannot do the job. And that public institutions representing a public interest must step up on behalf of the victims of the deluge and the sanctity of our democracy.” Edward Greenspon, President and CEO of Public Policy Forum Available for Media Opportunities: (English Canada) Edward Greenspon, President and CEO, Public Policy ForumMichel Cormier, Executive Director, The Commission on Democratic Expression Commissioners: Rick Anderson, Principal, Earnscliffe StrategyAdam Dodek, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa Amira Elghawaby, Journalist & Human Rights Advocate Jameel Jaffer, Executive Director, Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., C.C., Former Chief Justice of Canada Citizens’ Assembly: Divya Shastry, ONCindy Kozak-Campbell, BCPierre Pilon, QCBonnie Smith, NSSara-Jayne Dempster, NT MEDIA CONTACTS Communications:Heather Cavanagh, Director of Communications, Public Policy Forumhcavanagh@ppforum.ca(email preferred)613-791-9546 Tomek Sysak, Marketing Specialist, Public Policy Forumtsysak@ppforum.ca(email preferred)
(Bloomberg) -- Supply Lines is a daily newsletter that tracks Covid-19’s impact on trade. Sign up here, and subscribe to our Covid-19 podcast for the latest news and analysis on the pandemic.A huge pile up of fish cargoes at a Chinese port risks impacting shipments of frozen food across the country and beyond.Hundreds of containers are being held up in Dalian, a major port for seafood imports, as local authorities test the fish for the coronavirus before allowing them to clear customs, according to several freight forwarders, consultants and shipping companies. That’s leading to scant availability of electric outlets to keep refrigerated containers, known as reefers, cold.The shortage of plug points and dwindling space at the port have prompted shipping liners to cancel new reefer bookings into Dalian, and the congestion is now spreading to other refrigerated items like fruit and dumplings. It also means frozen containers are being diverted to other ports in China, leading to bottlenecks in Shanghai and Qingdao too.“Much of the recent concern for rollover cargo has focused on reefer containers,” said Josh Brazil, chief operations officer of freight-data provider Ocean Insights. “If there are no power outlets at the port for reefers to be plugged in, cargoes of perishable food could be damaged or entirely lost if they cannot be re-routed to another port.”The scenes playing out in Dalian echo the start of the disruptions the world saw when the coronavirus snared global trade flows early last year. Back then, lockdowns in countries including China meant ports were closed and ships couldn’t unload cargoes, causing a dearth of vessels across the world with the ripple effect lasting for months.The TestsIt also highlights the impact China’s controversial testing of foreign food for the virus is having on supply chains. The country has been testing imported meat and seafood for traces of the virus on concern Covid-19 can spread to humans, despite the World Health Organization saying there’s no evidence of people catching the virus from food and food packaging.“China is probably the only country in the world which claims that the coronavirus can be spread through frozen food,” said Ralph Leszczynski, head of research at shipbroker Banchero Costa & Co. “It might well impact container waiting times at ports.”At least four cold-storage vessels have been waiting near Dalian port for as long as two months, nine container ships are docked at the port, and at least six more are waiting in the Yellow Sea to unload, according to Bloomberg data. Reefer containers typically travel together with thousands of normal containers on ships, as long as they have a power source to keep the cargo cold.Liaoning Port Group, which runs the Dalian port, didn’t respond to calls and an email seeking comment. China customs didn’t immediately respond to a fax seeking comment. Officials at the cold-chain subcommittee of China’s Federation of Logistics & Purchasing declined to comment.Chinese port officials have increased coronavirus tests, causing refrigerated shipments to wait as long as 20 days to clear customs at most ports across the country, according to the China Shipowners Association, adding that importers have to foot the bill for electricity and demurrage costs.AP Moller-Maersk A/S, the world’s biggest container shipping line, said it’s stopped taking new reefer bookings for Dalian. French rival CMA CGM SA said will levy surcharges on cargoes headed to Dalian, and diverting reefers where it can. Shipping giant MSC Group also said it’s unable to offload reefers in Dalian, and has told customers their cargoes may be sent to an alternative port and held there -- incurring daily costs -- until they can be forwarded.And it’s not just within China, according to Philip Gray, a reefer analyst at maritime consultant Drewry. Russian vessels filled with seafood that were headed to Dalian and Qingdao have now been re-directed to South Korea’s Busan, raising the risk that its port will also become congested, he said.“Dalian and Qingdao are very big seafood hubs with a thriving import, export and seafood processing industry,” said Gray.The issue is also creating a shorter shelf life for fresh fruit imports such as bananas, which normally arrive in Dalian to supply northern China, said Gray.The impact from the situation in Dalian and other ports is stretching all the way to the U.S., where companies are waiting for empty reefer containers to ship frozen goods out of China and across the Pacific.Steve Kranig, the director of logistics at freight-forwarding firm IM-EX Global Inc. in Wisconsin, U.S., said it took him six weeks before he was able to book a reefer to ship soup-filled dumplings known as xiaolongbao and other frozen foods from Qingdao to the U.S. The shortage of refrigerated containers has been costly -- freight has almost doubled from a few months earlier, and many items in his customers’ inventory have run out.“China continues to be protein hungry and, at the same time the knock-on effect will come to the U.S., where ports are already bursting at the seams struggling to cope with the surge in trade,” Drewry’s Gray said. “U.S. exporters will need to plan very carefully and should expect further rise in supply chain costs.”(Adds details on refrigerated container ships waiting at Dalian in eighth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Police visited Kellyanne Conway's house on Tuesday a week after her daughter made claims of abuse.
Co2Bitcoin will be available on January 28, 2021 at the www.coinsbit.io exchangeNEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A decentralized group of innovators and visionaries, focused on mitigating the causes and potentially cataclysmic effects of climate change, has introduced a new financial instrument. A cryptocurrency, Co2Bitcoin, available to the public on January 28th, 2021, will help Countries to finance local projects to combat global warming’s negative effects on our environment and inhabitants. Co2Bitcoins have already been used to acquire and protect over 100 million trees in the Brazilian Rainforest, saving them from fires by clearing and maintaining the underbrush and using controlled burns, ensuring that they will be preserved, sequestering critical amounts of Co2 and its brimming habitats, for generations to come. Co2Bit (http://www.co2bit.com/news) has already signed partnerships with the Governments of Madagascar, Gambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Niger, Sudan, Guinea Bissau, Congo Brazzaville, Mali, Comores, Gambia, Guinee, Gabon, Ivory Coast, the Edo Province of Nigeria, Somalia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and individually the provinces of Kwango, Maniema, Bas Uele, Kwilu, and Equateur and Lebanon, Center for Energy Conservation. More than 30 countries are expected to be signed before the end of February 2021 and it is the goal of Co2Bitcoins to be partnered with more than one hundred countries by the end of 2021. Liquidity of the currency will be supported organically by the growing investor demand for cryptocurrencies, Decentralized Finance (DeFi), and the rising appetite for Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) impact investing. The Co2Bitcoin currency, like any other, depends on its utility, and of course supply and demand, to determine its exchange rate. Co2Bit has many advantages that point to its sustainable impact: - It is the first crypto currency that has the formal support of many nations. The governments will be the main token holders, which give this token a more secure stature. - It has a healthy and comprehensive objective to protect the planet, through the financing of projects aimed at reducing the impacts of global warming in the near term and long term. - It is a very promising message for the public and institutional funds where the Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) vision is becoming more important. - It will make it possible to create a more efficient and liquid voluntary carbon credit option, which will allow large emitters to come and buy Co2Bitcoins, in addition to carbon credits. This will have a stronger impact as they strive to maintain positive brand images. The price of carbon credit certificates has steadily increased over the past 4 years. This market remains a specialist market, exceedingly difficult to access for private investors. As many polluting actors are obliged (legally, or more often by market forces) to offset their carbon footprint. Co2Bitcoin could become a new financial instrument used by companies as a voluntary carbon credit. This Co2Bitcoin asset could, specifically, be mentioned in the environmental annual reports of companies to raise their ESG rating. This will ultimately result in this currency being used more and more, increasing its liquidity and utility. For speculators, this natural demand could have a positive impact on the appreciation of the price of Co2Bitcoin. The Co2Bit cryptocurrency, when injected into climate mitigation project financing, facilitates technological innovations in solar, wind, and hydroelectric power stations, new technologies for making steel and plastics, advancing agricultural yields, and other projects impacting deforestation and reforestation globally. The Co2Bit currency will benefit from strong overlapping trends as significant interest from private and institutional players in cryptocurrencies are multiplying across the entire asset class. On the Ethereum blockchain and in its Smart Contract, one (1) Co2Bitcoin has a value of 1/13th an ETH. Based on a January 25, 2021 price of $1404 USD per ETH, this would result in a price of $108 USD per Co2Bitcoin. In the words of Anatoly Karpov International Statesman & Ten-Time World Chess Champion, "Co2Bitcoin is a real, practical step to try and solve the problem of Global Warming which disturbs the whole world." For additional information go to, Co2Bit.com. Co2B coins will be available January 28th, 2021 on the highly respected, Award Winning Coinsbit Exchange (https://coinsbit.io/) for both individual and institutional investors. This Exchange is centralized and recently launched their Decentralized Exchange (DEX). It is renown for its reliability and convenience for traders of all experience levels. Coinsbit Exchange offers superior security protocols for the safety of each transaction. It includes the world’s first online store for buying goods with cryptocurrency. And, P2P Loans just got easier! Register for free today at https://coinsbit.io/ Media contactCompany: Co2BitcoinContact: Ron Henley, IGMEmail: email@example.comTelephone: +1 (917) 612-7416 (GMT -5)Website: http://co2bit.com/contact/ SOURCE: Co2Bitcoin
Human rights group Amnesty International says Belarus' justice system has "failed across the board" with anti-government protesters beaten and deprived of food.
Strategy Analytics in a newly published series of reports from the Device Technologies (EDT) team, forecasts total global Bluetooth headset sales volume of over 300 million units in 2020. As a category, True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Bluetooth headset sales witnessed growth of nearly 90% in 2020. The reports Global Bluetooth TWS Headset Sales and Revenue Forecasts through 2025, Global Bluetooth Headset Sales Forecast through 2025, and Global Bluetooth Headset Revenue Forecasts through 2025 details the global market share position of leading TWS headset vendors for 2020.
A Woolworths customer has slammed the supermarket for a 'dodgy' grocery delivery.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk wants to add Norfolk Island to Queensland's tourism portfolio, an idea that has strong backing from the industry.
Serena Williams isn't 100% sure where all 23 of her grand slam trophies are.
QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LeddarTech®, a global leader in Level 1-5 ADAS and AD sensing technology, announces notable and significant growth in 2020. Despite the pandemic, LeddarTech, a pioneer in automotive sensing technology, boosted growth in investment, units sold, ecosystem partnerships, strategic customer engagements, and acquisitions in 2020. In November of 2020, LeddarTech was recognized by Tracxn in a category of only six Canadian corporations as a Unicorn, defined by Tracxn as one with a valuation exceeding the billion, and even the multi-billion-dollar mark in some cases, representing the elite of the Canada Tech start-up sector. Major 2020 Achievements: Reached over $350 million of investments from industry leaders.Contracted six Tier-1 and OEM customers to develop LiDAR measurement software, sensor fusion, and perception technology to enable ADAS and autonomous driving applications with a lifetime value over US$1.5 billion, supporting a growing opportunity funnel well over US$4.0 billion.Signed strategic partnership agreements with three global automotive Tier-1/2 customers for LiDAR platform development.Delivered over 9,000 low-cost solid-state LiDAR sensors to customers, a double-digit increase over 2019.Announced volume production of the award-winning Leddar™ Pixell with manufacturing partner Faurecia-Clarion Malaysia.Announced the addition of four major global technology companies as collaborative partners for joint delivery of LiDAR solutions to the market within the Leddar™ Ecosystem, including STMicroelectronics, Flex, dSPACE, and Ningbo Sunny Optical. LeddarTech expects to report further additions to the Leddar Ecosystem H1 of 2021.Expanded collaboration with Renesas to accelerate autonomous driving and ADAS development. This platform combines LeddarTech’s industry-leading raw data sensor fusion stack and LiDAR technology with Renesas’ newly launched R-Car V3U, a best-in-class ASIL D system-on-chip (SoC) for ADAS and AD systems.Accelerated automotive sensing solutions through two acquisitions: Phantom Intelligence: This acquisition advanced LeddarTech’s strategy to aggregate and consolidate automotive sensing technologies, enabling the company to offer comprehensive solutions to our customers at lower cost.VayaVision: This acquisition added a vital building block by combining sensor fusion and perception technology with LeddarTech’s proven LeddarEngine™ platform. The LeddarEngine platform built on an open software architecture combined with LeddarVision™ enables LeddarTech to address customers’ need for sensing solutions that are hardware agnostic, scalable, and adaptable to any vehicle and sensor configuration. The acquisitions of VayaVision and Phantom Intelligence, combined with over a decade of expertise in groundbreaking L1-5 ADAS and AD sensing technologies, demonstrate LeddarTech’s commitment to continuous innovation and service to our Tier 1-2, OEM, and autonomous mobility customers. LeddarTech also expanded operations in Israel and augmented the existing engineering team with world-class AI and machine learning engineers. “2020 was the most challenging year in recent history, but meeting challenges is in LeddarTech’s DNA,” stated Mr. Charles Boulanger, CEO of LeddarTech. “We are very proud of the advances we have made as an organization and the faith that our customers and strategic partners have placed in us,” concluded Mr. Boulanger. “Our partners and customers recognize that they can rely upon LeddarTech’s ingrained expertise in sensing solutions that have been achieved through over 10 years of pioneering experience,” said Mr. Frantz Saintellemy, President and COO. About LeddarTech LeddarTech is a leader in environmental sensing platforms for autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems. Founded in 2007, LeddarTech has evolved to become a comprehensive end-to-end environmental sensing company by enabling customers to solve critical sensing and perception challenges across the entire value chain of the automotive and mobility market segments. With its LeddarVision™ sensor-fusion and perception platform and its cost-effective, scalable, and versatile LiDAR development solution for automotive-grade solid-state LiDARs based on the LeddarEngine™, LeddarTech enables Tier 1-2 automotive system integrators to develop full-stack sensing solutions for autonomy level 1 to 5. These solutions are actively deployed in autonomous shuttle, truck, bus, delivery vehicle, smart city/factory, and robotaxi applications. The company is responsible for several innovations in cutting-edge automotive and mobility remote-sensing applications, with over 95 patented technologies (granted or pending) enhancing ADAS and autonomous driving capabilities. Additional information about LeddarTech is accessible at www.leddartech.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Contact:Daniel Aitken, Vice-President, Global Marketing, Communications, and Product Management, LeddarTech Inc.Tel.: + 1-418-653-9000 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org Leddar, LeddarTech, LeddarEngine, LeddarVision, LeddarSP, LeddarCore, VAYADrive, VayaVision, and related logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of LeddarTech Inc. and its subsidiaries. All other brands, product names, and marks are or may be trademarks or registered trademarks used to identify products or services of their respective owners.
Fremantle's AFLW premiership hopes were crushed by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, but they have been rated as one of the teams to beat this season.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says the Chinese president has a disconnect between his words and actions after calling for strong nations to abstain from bullying.
A 6-month hiatus in 2020 played a role in the evolution of Charlotte Flair as both a person and a professional wrestler.
Walmart Inc will add small robot-staffed warehouses to dozens of its stores to help fill orders for pickup and delivery, the company said on Wednesday, as Americans shift their spending online amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The robots will work behind the scenes, picking frozen and refrigerated foods as well as smaller general merchandise items from inside the warehouses, or local fulfillment centers, that will carry "thousands of frequently purchased items." The world's largest retailer, which operates nearly 5,000 stores nationwide, did not say how many stores will have the new centers but said it was "planning dozens of locations, with many more to come."
Here's why investors may want to pay particularly close attention to management's projection for vehicle deliveries this year.
Woman earns $25K from jumping video on TikTok. Credit: JamPress/Australscope
Moises Henriques has enjoyed an immediate impact on his return from Test squad duties as the ladder-leading Sydney Sixers eye another BBL title.
Woman earns $25K from jumping video on TikTok. Credit: JamPress/Australscope
"This whole process can take just a few minutes from the time the order is placed to the time it’s ready for a customer or delivery driver to collect," says Walmart U.S. SVP Tom Ward.