Poetry has promoted Don Share to editor. Share was serving as a senior editor at the magazine.The Hearst Corporation has named Lincoln Millstein as a senior vice president and special assistant to the CEO. Millstein was serving as an executive vice president and deputy group head at Hearst Newspapers.Drea Bernardi has been named director of content development at Magnet Media. Bernaldi was previously a production coordinator for Mario Batali. Also, Paul Kontonis is now general manager. Kontonis was a vice president and group director of brand content at The Third Act.Modern Luxury Interiors has tapped Drew Limsky as its editor-in-chief. Limsky joins the publication from Mariner, where he was also editor-in-chief. Devin Tomb is now an associate lifestyle editor at SELF. Tomb was formerly an associate editor at Seventeen. And Deirdre Daly-Markowski was named intergrated digital director. She was previously corporate partnership director at Conde Nast Media Group.Real Simple promoted Lindsay Hunt to associate food editor. Hunt was previously serving as an assistant food editor.Time Inc. Branded Solutions has named Tom Kirwan vice president of digital sales. Kirwan was an associate publisher for the company’s entertainment group.
Amazon’s drones and robots want to take over your deliveries Now playing: Watch this: Mobile 0 Post a comment 10 Photos 1:32 Tags Share your voice Starships bots are coming to University of Pittsburgh’s campus, home of the Panthers, on Tuesday. Starship Starship Technologies launched a new service earlier this year to deliver food and groceries at two US universities using self-driving robots. It’s now planning on doing a whole lot more.The San Francisco-based startup announced Tuesday it will expand this service to 100 universities over the next two years, thanks to an infusion of $40 million in new funding. The expansion, which will focus mostly on the US, starts with the University of Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Purdue University is coming in early September. George Mason University and Northern Arizona University came online in January and March, respectively.”There’s going to be a whole generation of students that grow up tapping on their phone when they’re hungry and a robot brings food to them,” Lex Bayer, Starship’s CEO, said in an interview.Starship is a part of the burgeoning delivery robots industry, which has already attracted corporate giants Amazon, Google and UPS, as well as a constellation of smaller players including Postmates and Workhorse. These companies see an opportunity to bring their customers things they need much faster, more cheaply or with far more convenience than current delivery options offer. And they could in some cases extend delivery times to nearly every hour of the day. These companies will, though, need to develop their services amid growing concerns about bots and automation stealing humans’ jobs.Amazon’s similarly shaped Scout robots are getting a test run in Washington state. Ben Fox Rubin/CNET Amazon is busy working on flying drones to deliver consumer goods to customers in 15 minutes through its Prime Air program and has already started a pilot in Britain. It’s also developed the Scout autonomous sidewalk robots, which look like and work similarly to Starship’s bots. It’s testing these deliveries in Washington state. UPS, meanwhile, is focusing on helping business customers, including efforts to bring flying drones to hospital campuses to speed the completion of lab tests.Starship, too, has found a niche in this new market, saying it’s receiving heavy demand from college campuses for its squat, battery-powered, six-wheeled robots. Bayer explained that colleges aren’t so easily served by typical food delivery apps like Uber Eats or DoorDash, since there’s usually little available parking and campuses often feel like mazes to outsiders. While those features make it hard for human delivery workers, they’re no concern for Starship’s autonomous bots, which are preloaded with detailed 3D maps of campuses before they ever start roaming around and which don’t need to park anywhere.The Starship bots bring breakfast, late-night snacks and plenty else in between, letting students buy food from local restaurants through its app. The bots then bring orders to wherever customers are on campus for $1.99 per shipment. Starship also gets paid by the restaurant for making each delivery.Starship typically uses 25 to 50 robots per campus, and they roam around seven days a week, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Bayer said they don’t displace workers’ jobs, since deliveries often don’t exist on campuses. He said the company hires student workers to maintain, monitor and recharge the bots.Demonstrating UPS drone deliveries at a hospital campus. UPS Bayer added that the bots are safe on sidewalks, driving at 4 mph and bristling with 10 cameras, radar, ultrasound sensors and GPS, in addition to sophisticated computer vision and neural networks to process what they see. These bots have already completed 100,000 deliveries and driven 300,000 miles, Bayer said. Even though the Starship bots weigh just 50 pounds, he said thefts of the bots don’t happen since they include alarms and are monitored by humans. Also, a bot’s payload of food remains locked inside until a student opens it using the app.Like just about any tech CEO, Bayer isn’t content just making the Starship bot ubiquitous on college campuses from coast to coast, with a goal of eventually serving 1 million students. The company has already started package deliveries in neighborhoods and parts deliveries on business and industrial campuses.”Our model and vision is to move everything around in neighborhoods and cities,” Bayer said. Tertill is a robot weed trimmer that’s like a Roomba for your garden E-commerce Bots Robots
Shilpa ShettyInstagramShilpa Shetty is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer and we have seen her moving like a jelly in her every dance number. But during a recent episode of Super Dancer 3, the 43-year-old actress went on to declare that she doesn’t know dancing after watching 6-year-old Rupsa Batabyal’s performance on the show.When Kumar Sanu appeared as a guest on the kids dance reality show, Rupsa along with her mentor Nishant set the stage on fire with her electrifying performance on Jati Hoon Main song from Karan Arjun, sung by Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik. Leaving everyone jaw-dropped, Shilpa, who is currently judging Super Dancer 3, couldn’t resist herself from doing a ‘Shahtang Dandawat Pranam’ to Rupsa on the stage. The little munchkin returned the favour to Shilpa by imitating her action on the stage bursting everyone into laughter. Shilpa even called for a seedi for Rupsa. Shilpa Shetty does a seedi for Super Dancer 3 contestant Rupsa BatabyalTwitterEven Anurag Basu along with Kumar Sanu and Geeta Kapoor were forced to rise up from their seats and give a huge round of applause to Rupsa for stepping into the shoes of Kajol and performing way better than her which took everyone down the memory lane. The judges called Rupsa ‘chota packet, bada dhamaka’ after watching her energetic performance. Rupsa Batabyal on Super Dancer Chapter 3TwitterTake a look at Rupsa Batabyal’s electrifying performance on Super Dancer 3.Rupsa ????Sizzling performance? jaati hoon main #kumarsanu special episode with Knee Shaanth ??@SonyTV@geetakapur @TheShilpaShetty #SuperDancerChapter3 #nishanth pic.twitter.com/qgqy9aJpbx— Merlyn Mendonca (@iammerls25) May 11, 2019
Tata Advanced Systems Ltd., the strategic aerospace and defence arm of the Tata Group, has signed an agreement with American aerospace manufacturer Bell Helicopter to develop the helicopter market in India. The deal focuses on production and assembly capabilities, training, maintenance, repair and overhaul requirements, and research and development sharing between the two firms. The aviation and modernisation measures would emphasis on the ‘Make in India’ initiative, TASL said in a statement. Under the agreement, the two companies would jointly develop commercial and government (including military) rotary wing markets in India under the light utility segment.”TASL’s alliance with Bell Helicopter is significant because of our shared synergies; our defence manufacturing capabilities and focus on innovation and we are well aligned with Bell Helicopter’s core competence,” S Ramadorai, Chairman of TASL said. “The collaboration, which is in line with the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, holds potential not only in the domestic market but, will also strengthen India’s position in the international market.” Tata Advanced Systems is focused on providing solutions for aerospace, defence and homeland security. It has become a significant player in the global aerospace market and has capabilities throughout the aerospace value chain, from design to assembling full aircraft. The firm is well placed in other areas, which includes missiles, radars, un-manned aerial systems, command and control systems.”TASL has been a leader in driving industrial growth in India, and its organisation ideally complements Bell Helicopter both in terms of innovative thinking, manufacturing capability and a commitment to business ethics, integrity and customer satisfaction,” Mitch Snyder, President and CEO of Bell Helicopter, said in the statement.Bell Helicopter, which was founded in 1935, delivers more than 35,000 aircraft to its customers across the globe.Tata Advanced Systems Limited had earlier announced the tie-up with Bell Helicopter to jointly bid against Mahindra-Airbus combination for a $2-billion naval chopper manufacturing contract.
Employees work inside the newly inaugurated plant for the Tata Nano car at Sanand.REUTERS/Amit DaveNearly 10 lakh people might lose jobs due to a slowdown over the past 11 months in India’s auto industry, warned Auto Component Manufacturers of India (ACMA) on Wednesday, July 24.”Considering the auto components industry grows on the back of the vehicle industry, a current 15-20% cut in vehicle production has led to a crisis-like situation in the auto components sector. If the trend continues, an estimated 10 lakh people could be laid off,” said Ram Venkataramani, President, ACMA.The job losses are happening in the major hubs, including Gurgaon-Manesar belt of Haryana, Pune, Jharkhand’s Jamshedpur and some parts of Madhya Pradesh’s Pithampur. The auto components industry currently employs about 50 lakh people and nearly 70 percent of them are on contract.ACMA sought for immediate government intervention, such as stimulating demand by reducing the GST to a uniform 18 percent.”The industry needs urgent government intervention. There is an immediate need to stimulate vehicle demand and also sustain it post BS-VI implementation, as vehicles will become significantly expensive thereafter,” added Venkataramani.High taxation hitting auto sector?Around 70 percent of all automobile components are currently under the 18 percent GST slab, but around 30 percent remain in the 28 percent bracket. Apart from this, automobiles attract a peak GST rate of 28 percent with additional cess of 1-15 percent depending on the length, engine size and type.Leading manufacturers have shut down double digit production due to the decline in vehicle sales. Growth in revenue from exports also slowed down to 17.1 percent, Rs 1,06,048 crore, last fiscal year compared to a growth of 23.9 percent, Rs 90,571 crore, in FY18. The automotive component industry exports 26 percent of its total production. Self-driving car technology faces a crucial test in the U.S. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:47Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:45?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close According to data released by the ACMA, growth in total turnover of the component manufacturers in India came down to just 14.5 percent, Rs 3,95,902 crore, in FY19. In FY18, the revenue of the sector grew by 18.3 percent, Rs 3,45,635 crore.
By The Associated PressMCLEAN, Va. (AP) — A Baltimore boxer who’s the World Boxing Association champion in the 130-pound (58.9-kilogram) category is accused of assaulting someone at a shopping mall near Washington.News outlets report Fairfax County police announced Tuesday that a warrant had been issued for Gervonta Davis. Lt. John Lieb says the misdemeanor assault warrant is based on sworn testimony from the alleged victim in the Feb. 17 incident.In this April 20, 2018, file photo, Gervonta Davis poses for photographs during the official weigh-in for a boxing match against Argentina’s Jesus Cuellar, in New York. The World Boxing Association 130-pound champion is accused of assaulting someone at a shopping mall near Washington. News outlets report Fairfax County police announced Tuesday, March 5, 2019, that a warrant had been issued for Gervonta Davis. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)Lieb says police have made multiple attempts to contact the boxer by telephone, but haven’t received a response. Police say the 24-year-old started a confrontation and then assaulted the unidentified man near an ATM at Tysons Galleria.A representative for Davis said he had no immediate comment, but the super featherweight addressed a TMZ Sports report about the incident by tweeting: “Lies lies lies.”
Even though the Prime Minister has championed importance of labour in India’s long march to progress and has wielded a new mantra ‘Shramev Jayate’ in his arsenal of verbal quick fixes to economic woes, it seems the government is in two minds when it comes to reconfiguring labour relations in the country. On the one hand, it is diluting MGNREGA and moving funds to make the scheme more capital intensive than labour intensive. However, on the other, it has brought in significant changes in the draft Small Factories (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Services) Bill 2014, released by the ministry of labour and employment recently, that look to reduce the red tape and make it easier to obtain jobs in the unorganised sector. Also Read – Working on improving tiesWhile it is making a single comprehensive law to take care of small factories employing less than 40 people, freeing it of various complicated laws such as factories act of 1948, industrial disputes act of 1947, there’s a flipside to the proposed legislation. It is also taking the small enterprise sector out of the purview of important legal safeguards such as the minimum wages act of 1948, the payment of bonus act of 1965, the maternity benefit act of 1961 and the employees compensation act of 1923. Unless the comprehensive law gives equal credence to these crucial clauses, which attempt to bring in a semblance of parity and justice in the much-skewed employer-employee relations, how can we say that the newly introduced changes are reformist in nature? Also Read – Political parties and our RepublicWhile digitisation and forming a unified labour portal are commendable moves, bringing in transparency, accountability and portability in labour inspection and job circuit, what does the scheme say about minimum wages or guaranteeing employment? As PM Modi stresses on skill development and improves accessibility to vocational training in lieu of white-collar jobs, why is he also inclined to take away safety nets that ensure at least hundred days of employment for the rural poor? It seems the PM is shifting the state gaze from rural unorganised sector to its urban counterpart. Moreover, digitisation and technologies of better record-keeping, while extremely important to ensure transparency, will not guarantee increase in minimum wages or better working conditions, particularly in smaller factories. How does the new law plan to combat ritual flouting of safety norms and hazardous conditions in our industries?