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More than a thousand robots are set to join the delivery personnel ranks of Chinese behemoths Alibaba, Meituan and JD.com over the next year as the pandemic fuels demand for contactless services. Beijing has also ordered firms to ensure rest periods https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-tells-delivery-ride-hailing-firms-better-protect-workers-2021-09-10 for couriers as they scramble to meet rising demand and deadlines. "The COVID-19 pandemic has been a big boost" for robot rollout plans, said Xia Huaxia, chief scientist at Meituan.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is set to lift all coronavirus emergency measures when they expire later this week as the infections slow and the nation tries to reactivate its economy. Officials in charge of coronavirus measures sought advice from experts at a meeting Tuesday, with some experts favoring a partial easing of restrictions first. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is expected to announce a lifting of the emergency and subsequent plans later Tuesday. If all measures are lifted, Japan will be entirely
Asian shares mainly drifted lower Tuesday as investors continued to fret over China Evergrande Group's unsolved debt crisis and eyed the potential impact of a widening power shortage in China. In early trade Tuesday, Australia's benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down nearly 1%, while Japan's Nikkei was off 0.6%. China's blue chip index CSI300 edged up 0.1% at the open, as Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index gained 0.44%.
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP announces that purchasers or acquirers of Katapult Holdings, Inc. f/k/a FinServ Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: KPLT; KPLTW) securities between December 18, 2020 and August 10, 2021, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”) have until October 26, 2021 to seek appointment as lead plaintiff in the Katapult class action lawsuit. The Katapult class action lawsuit charges Katapult and certain of its top executives with violati
New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - September 27, 2021) - Jointly produced by Shanghai Tencent Penguin Film Culture Communication Co., Ltd, Beijing Quku Pictures Media Co., Ltd, Wuxi Quku Congyun Film and Television Media Co., Ltd and Beijing Sparkle Roll Media Corporation, Chinese streaming series 'Double Tap', the latest work from producer Duan Yihong and directors Fei Yuzhu and Chen Zhoufei has hit the platform since September 9 with a full cast of Duan ...
Philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, will invest $3.5 billion within the next 10 years to address the climate crisis, a spokesperson for Emerson Collective, Jobs’ organization, said on Monday. The money will go into Waverley Street Foundation, an organization Jobs set up in 2016, and focus on "initiatives and ideas to help underserved communities most impacted by climate change," the spokesperson said. “Efforts will focus on housing, transportation, food sec
A video shared of the proposed railway station at Ayodhya looks very different from the viral photograph.
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”) and KSF partner, former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., remind investors of pending deadlines in the following securities class action lawsuits: Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)Class Period: 8/4/2016 - 7/27/2021Lead Plaintiff Motion Deadline: October 4, 2021SECURITIES FRAUD To learn more, visit https://www.ksfcounsel.com/cases/nasdaqgs-atvi/ Zymergen Inc. (ZY)Class Period: purchase of shares issue
TORONTO — Cadence Weapon has won the 2021 Polaris Music Prize for his album "Parallel World." The Edmonton-raised rapper's project — which fuses hip-hop, electronic and grime music — was selected by an 11-member grand jury as the best Canadian album of the year, based on its artistic merit. The 35-year-old musician's win, announced Monday, comes after two of his previous albums were shortlisted, 2006's "Breaking Kayfabe" and 2012's "Hope in Dirt City." Cadence Weapon, born Rollie Pemberton, is b
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MONTREAL — A new line combination of Jonathan Drouin, Christian Dvorak and Josh Anderson quickly gelled for the Montreal Canadiens. Anderson score twice, Dvorak collected his first goal for Montreal and assisted on three others, and Drouin picked up a pair of assists in a 5-2 pre-season win Monday over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs. Michael Pezzetta also scored twice for the Habs, including an empty-net goal. The Canadiens acquired Dvorak from the Arizona Coyotes earlier this month in exchang
Profits at China's industrial firms grew at a weaker pace in August from a year earlier, slowing for a sixth consecutive month, as manufacturers struggled with high commodity prices, COVID-19 and shortages in some key components. Profits rose 10.1% on year to 680.3 billion yuan ($105 billion) last month compared with a 16.4% gain in July. For the January-August period, industrial firms' profits rose 49.5% year-on-year to 5.61 trillion yuan, slowing from a 57.3% increase in the first seven months of 2021.
The first star was eliminated from season 30 of DWTS after the second week of the competition
In the first career meeting between the pair, Hsieh battled past the former world number one 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in two hours and 18 minutes in Chicago, Illinois.
LOS ANGELES, September 28, 2021--Houlihan Lokey today announced the expiration of the tender offer period related to the acquisition of GCA Corporation.
Kepler Interactive, a game publisher co-owned and run by developers, on Tuesday said it got $120 million in funding from Chinese gaming firm NetEase Inc. The group, formed with seven gaming companies including Alpha Channel and Sloclap, plans to offer game studio founders to become co-owners, share resources and financial gains, while being charge of their own studios. "We have a studio committee, which meets on a weekly basis, they get involved in major company decisions, but they don't get involved into individual studio decisions, so the studios remain independent," CEO Alexis Garavaryan said in an interview.
Feature debutant Natesh Hegde’s “Pedro,” which has its world premiere at Busan’s New Currents strand and has subsequent play dates at the BFI London Film Festival, explores the theme of outsiders in society. The titular Pedro is a taciturn electrician in a forest village in the foothills of western India. He also does odd jobs […]
The Senate GOP leader cited "mountains of evidence" showing coronavirus vaccines are safe and effective.
Payment fraud hit a record £355m last year
R Kelly found guilty on racketeering and sex trafficking charges. Jury finds singer guilty of running a criminal enterprise that recruited women and children and subjected them to unwanted sex and mental torment