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Credit: Robert Nickelsberg Getty ImagesAdvertisement Americans chucked more than 21 billion pounds of clothing and other textiles into landfills in 2015, according to the latest available estimates from the Environmental Protection Agency, a steep increase from 12.5 billion pounds in 2000 and 4.6 billion pounds in 1980. And that growing trash pile is just one of the apparel industry ''s array of environmental problems mdash;which also include water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions mdash;fueled in part by the rise of the cheap, disposable clothing called ”fast fashion. ”
The San Francisco company, founded in 2011 by CEO Julie Wainwright, debuted on the Nasdaq Stock Market and is listed under the ticker REAL. Late Thursday, the initial public offering of 15 million shares was priced at $20 a share, above an expected range of $17 to $19 a share. That would raise $300 million before expenses.The stock surged 44.5 %, closing the day at $28.90.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood will soon see its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where, for the first time, audiences will consume Tarantino s panoramic 1969 set tale of Rick, a washed up actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Cliff, his stuntman (Brad Pitt), and the California milieu that played host to Charles Manson (Damon Herriman), Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie), Steve McQueen (Damian Lewis), and Bruce Lee (Mike Moh). How they all intersect is yet to be seen and Tarantino would prefer you don t hear about it secondhand.
The researchers describe their study and results in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, in a paper titled, Parental smoking and the risk of congenital heart defects in offspring: An updated meta analysis of observational studies. Congenital heart defects affect approximately 8% of live births worldwide, and are a leading cause of death in newborns, the authors wrote. Prognosis and quality of life are improving thanks to innovative treatments, including surgeries, but the effects on affected children are nevertheless lifelong. Smoking is known to pose a risk to normal fetal development, Qin noted, and there is increasing interest in the potential link between parental smoking and heart defects in their offspring. "Smoking is teratogenic, meaning it can cause developmental malformations, Qin said. The association between prospective parents smoking and the risk of congenital heart defects has attracted more and more attention with the increasing number of smokers of childbearing age. "
In an interview with Buzzfeed News, Cook said: ;There is no truth in their story about Apple. They need to do that right thing and retract it.; Cook, who said he was involved in discussions with Bloomberg reporters from the beginning, stated that the news organization never presented Apple with specific details, and believes the story relied on ;vague secondhand accounts.; Apple previously denied it had contacted or been contacted by the FBI or other government agencies, also claimed in the story.Apple didn 't immediately reply to Fortune #8216;s request for comment.
Communications Minister Denis Naughten has predicted initiatives and incentives for electric cars would likely see their number on Irish roads increase by a third this year.As of from today, buyers of both new and secondhand electric cars will also be able to avail of a government grant to install a home charger for their vehicles.
Runaway bestsellers in their day, the staggering 12 novels that comprise these series five in the Belgariad, five in the Malloreon, plus two whopping standalone novels, a cycle which celebrated the 20th anniversary of its completion in 2017 are staples of the genre, the kind of dog eared paperbacks that remain piled up in used bookstores. As it turned out, my re read revealed many of the reasons why Eddings' books continue to be cherished by fans and why they also pile up on the secondhand shelves, relics of a less enlightened era. Pawn of Prophecy, the first installment of the Belgariad, was published in 1982, and it was an instant sensation. I was ten at the time, and my Uncle Mike, a big fantasy fan, bought me the book. I had already read fantasy staples by J.R.R. Tolkien and Lloyd Alexander by that age, so Pawn of Prophecy was right up my alley. I fell head over heels with it. In the book, a farmboy named Garion gradually begins to learn that his Aunt Pol, the cook in the farm's kitchen, is much more than she seems and that Garion himself is the heir to an ancient power. Pursued by enemies of his family, he embarks on a quest across new lands as glimmers of his birthright begin to appear. Along the way, he encounters strange adversaries, colorful fellow travelers, and the deepening realization that his destiny is both noble and terrifying.
Looking to streamline operations through automation, U.K. based supermarket titan Ocado, one of the world s largest online only grocery retailers, has been hard at work developing a humanoid robot called SecondHands a robot capable of understanding human speech, 3D vision, and the ability to employ artificial intelligence and machine learning to help the company efficiently pack and dispatch goods from warehouses to homes. Robotic picking for grocery is much more complex than general merchandise because of varying form factors, temperatures, shapes and sizes, or gripping techniques, explained Ocado Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Paul Clarke, to news source VentureBeat. Our new warehouses built using the Ocado Smart Platform enable us to have robotic picking, and we ve also automated other extremely repetitive and physically demanding tasks such as the bagging of our crates. We re on a journey where some robotic picking can be done now for heavier items; SoMa will make robotic picking available at a large scale and deploying it is all about finding the right time.
Advertising Disclaimer Secondhand smoke exposure not only plays a role in the development and exacerbation of respiratory diseases in children, it also can lower their IQ scores, increase risk for behavioral and sleep problems, and contribute to increased infection risk. Even parents who only smoke outside may be exposing their children to tobacco smoke at levels known to cause disease.
The Secondhand Dealers Law proposes fines and jail time for store operators who do not tell police when stolen goods are offered for sale in their establishments.Premier Alden McLaughlin said in 2014 that the long debated legislation was brought to the House as a measure to restrict thieves from selling stolen goods at pawn shops. The new law will place additional controls on what has been a too obvious point of disposal in the Cayman Islands cash for gold and pawn shop establishments, he said at the time.
If you want to buy a secondhand fighter jet, Albania;s the place to go right now, the Associated Press writes.Here is the rest of the Associated Press article:
Iâ€™ve loved PlayStation since I first heard an old, secondhand PS1 come to life. It starts with a heavy synth pad, like the intro to some demonic Kraftwerk song. Then mystical chimes and a techno flute, fading away into the ethereal â€˜what ifâ€™. The logo itself could have been designed by M. C. Escher â€“ a P and S set at a 90 degree angle, pixelated and rough-edged in the manner of the time. The sound was thick with possibility. Would I be a professional driver, setting untouchable records on the NÃ¼rburgring? Or perhaps an inept skeletal knight, unwittingly reanimated by a dark sorcerer intent on conquering the Kingdom of Gallowmere? Those were about the extent of my options; being unemployed and five years old, my game collection was understandably limited. Glorious were the days when I would borrow a sun-warped copy of Tekken 3, turn the PlayStation upside down, whack it a couple times and hope it would run.