The Ambition Of A Fashion Brand: KOKOLU Plans To Make Its Shoes BIODEGRADABLE

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Fashion brand KOKOLU has a bigger ambition: making not only sustainable but 100% biodegradable shoes.

We need to change before our planet does.”

— Anonymous

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, April 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sustainability is no longer a new concept to the fashion industry. Although most people associate sustainable fashion with clothing and bags, the fashion brand KOKOLU has a much bigger ambition: making their shoes not only sustainable but 100% biodegradable.

FDRA defines shoe sustainability as the design, development, manufacturing, distribution, and selling processes that minimize negative environmental impacts, conserve energy and natural resources, are safe for employees, communities, and consumers, and are economically sound. The shoe industry as a whole contributes upwards of 700 million metric tons (MT) of CO2 equivalent emissions and it is now time for businesses in this industry to take responsibility and make major strides to protect the environment. The more environmentally conscious a brand is about each stage of the life cycle of a shoe, the more of an impact it can make.

Results from the FDRA's shoe sustainability benchmark survey show that 70% of the industry thinks sustainability is a priority. That is a 5% increase from 2019.  And 48% of industry companies are currently exploring programs to put in place, a 10% increase in the same period.

"We are fully aware of how the industry has affected the environment and that's why minimizing the negative ecological impact we have is and always has been our priority." said, Luanne, founder, and CEO of the brand. "However, for KOKOLU," she emphasized" "we don't just want to be a part of the trend, we always strive to do better and more.  We want to become a leading brand in our industries, in terms of sustainability." Working closely with SINOPEC New Material R&D Center, the brand has invested ambitiously in new material development to meet its higher standards of eco-consciousness. According to the released business plan, the company will launch its 100% biodegradable series of sneakers in early 2023.

As the environment has been a rising concern in the shoe industry, leading brands such as Nike and Adidas have all launched their own plans towards a more environmentally conscious growth model, for example, in 2019 Nike announced its "Move to Zero" campaign, setting itself the goal of reducing carbon emissions across its global supply chain by 30% by 2030 as their first step towards becoming a zero-carbon and zero-waste company. But unlike the industry magnates that bear high decision-making costs and risks, the ambition towards becoming carbon neutral and waste-free is more easily achieved by emerging brands like KOKOLU, as it is already a part of their DNA. "We set our goals sky high, and then we make down-to-earth efforts to make sure that our products are responsible to both our customers and our planet."

Made from 8 recycled post-consumer plastic bottles, the "ALL-IN" tote bag was the first 100% eco-friendly product that the brand launched in March of this year. "The technology and answers we need to achieve our goals are already here. We are researching and testing new materials and forging relationships with technology companies to update our current sneaker series to an even "greener" level. With all renewable, recycled, and recyclable materials, the new series will be originated from nature and integrated back into nature." The brand materials development officer said, "our next generation of KOKOLU sneakers are certified by FSC and PEFC, and will be 100% biodegradable."

Though the fashion industry has been long scolded for the misuse of animal fur and over-production of wastes, more and more brands are taking a step back to seriously scrutinize themselves to discover what they can do to lower their carbon footprint. "I feel an urgency to help heal the earth. There is no action we can take that is too ambitious.  We can and always will do more and do better. "

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Why You Still Need to Think about Brick-and-Mortar Retail in the E-Commerce Boom

Research shows your packaging has only eight seconds to inspire the customer to purchase.

Research shows your packaging has only eight seconds to inspire the customer to purchase.

In the past twenty years, the typical number of items in a grocery store has grown from 7,000 to 40,000.

In the past twenty years, the typical number of items in a grocery store has grown from 7,000 to 40,000.

Retail placement is a difficult game for CPG companies, but success can transform your business.

We recommend companies start the placement process at independent stores and small chains that fit their brand. This allows CPG manufacturers to develop a retail footprint before moving to big chains.”

— Mike Mayer

HIGHLAND PARK, IL, USA, April 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — COVID-19 made 2020 a huge year for e-commerce. Many consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers had to invest big in their online marketing and sales to keep up. Still, no matter what people tell you, brick-and-mortar retail is hardly a thing of the past. While e-commerce enjoyed an increase in retail market share of around 33 percent in 2020, about 85 percent of all retail sales still took place in brick-and-mortar stores, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Retail Product Placement

If you’re a CPG startup or a small manufacturer trying to launch a new product, getting placed in brick-and-mortar retail can be hard. Retailers run on very thin margins, and the competition for shelf space is tough. Nielsen reports that in just the past twenty years, the typical number of items in a grocery store expanded more than five times, from 7,000 to 40,000. And those numbers pale in comparison to the volume of products sold in large superstores and on Amazon. If a customer’s eyes chance to land on your product among the thousands of others, research shows your packaging has only eight seconds to inspire the customer to purchase.

The Importance of Retail Product Placement

Still, the beauty of brick and mortar retail is that search engine keywords aren’t driving the customer’s eyes to one type of product. A customer can walk into a brick-and-mortar store with the intention to buy a different item and be enticed by yours solely on the basis of packaging and value. CPG companies literally spend months trying to negotiate their way into brick-and-mortar retail placements, and it can be a grueling and confusing process. However, if a company gets placed in a major chain like Walgreens or Lowe’s, it can take their business to the next level.

Secure Retail Distribution

Main Event Digital has hired CPG retail placement experts to help our manufacturer, wholesaler, and distributor clients move through the complicated process of retail placement to get the critical sales growth they need.

At Main Event, we recognize that e-commerce alone is not enough for most CPG brands. At the same time, we know that just pushing to get into a big chain won’t solve a manufacturer’s problems either.

Brick-and-mortar retail is demanding, and if you get into a big chain and don’t make sales within three months, your product could be eliminated from that chain for good. You may also have to pay store “slotting fees” to get placed, and you will start at the bottom of the shelf. If you haven’t built a previous marketing campaign around your placement, no one will know to look for your product. Only good sales and additional months of negotiation with the retailer will enable you to get closer to the coveted eye-level shelf.

That’s why we often recommend that companies start the retail placement process at independent stores and smaller, focused chains that truly fit their brand. This allows CPG manufacturers to develop a greater retail footprint before moving to the big chains, which increases their ability to make the needed sales. We also like to hook companies up with different discovery subscription services directed at their target customers, such as The Tool Chest, Birchbox, or Breo Box.

Retail Marketing Strategy

Before we even approach physical retailers, we test products on niche e-commerce platforms to develop sales metrics and marketing strategy that will impress the brick-and-mortar types. In addition, we know how to pitch products to retail buyers to get feedback on the quality of packaging, branding, and sales potential. Then, we help our client to pivot if necessary.

Most CPG manufacturers start out in business inspired to change lives with their products. They don’t necessarily know how to form a relationship with a retailer, pitch their product in a way that secures them a placement, or even determine how the categories of a retailer are split.

We Build Your Retail Distribution Network

Partnering with the agency experts at Main Event Digital can be a smart move to expedite the growth of your CPG company. Our team has decades of experience helping manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors to increase sales online and in physical brick-and-mortar stores. With sweeping knowledge of physical retail, we analyze stores and individual departments and leverage our relationships in the industry to provide the evidence that retailers want to place a product.

Once your product is placed in a store, we will manage your retail sales accounts on a monthly basis and advise you on product placement and in-store promotions, as well as pricing and marketing collateral. We will use data analytics to help you drive market share and category performance for both your on-shelf and off-shelf programs, and at the same time we’ll search for your next big distribution opportunity.

Get the support you need to be a champ in brick-and-mortar retail. Get in the ring with Main Event Digital.

ABOUT MAIN EVENT DIGITAL: Main Event Digital is one of the Chicago area's fastest-growing digital marketing agencies. Catering specifically to manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors, our Chicago-based marketing agency helps companies rapidly adapt to online marketing in a competitive and ever-changing business environment. Our Chicago SEO experts, web designers and developers, e-commerce gurus, and social media ninjas have decades of experience helping companies to grow their online presence and become market leaders. You want Main Event Digital in your corner.

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Classic Honda Of Midland Becomes Most Followed Dealership in West Texas

2021 DealerRater Honda Dealer of the Year Awarded to Classic Honda of Midland

2021 DealerRater Honda Dealer of the Year Award

Classic Honda of Midland just reached a huge milestone hitting 13,928 likes and becoming the most followed dealership in West Texas with 13,993 followers.

MIDLAND, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, April 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Classic Honda of Midland just reached a huge milestone hitting 13,928 likes and becoming the most followed dealership in West Texas with 13,993 followers. Classic Honda of Midland harnesses Facebook to interact with the community and showcase inventory, ongoing sales, and the overall buying process.

General Manager Martin Villarreal says “It has always been a goal of ours to be number one for a while now, so to finally accomplish being the most followed dealership on Facebook is amazing. We appreciate all the support we have received from our followers and we’ll continue to keep putting helpful content out there for our followers.”

To stay up to date with the latest at Classic Honda of Midland, like them on Facebook today!

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Acclaimed Nutritional Pharmacist, Ben Fuchs, Examines the Benefits of Collagen Supplements

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LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, April 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The consequences of collagen loss as people get older are clear. Fine lines and wrinkles etch themselves into the skin as it sags. Collagen supplements have developed into a multibillion-dollar industry as a result of our efforts to replace missing collagen and recover a more youthful skin tone and healthy joints. Are these supplements the equivalent of a fountain of youth in a bottle, or are they all marketing gimmicks? Our own natural collagen helps to keep our skin plump and youthful. Is it possible that the kind that comes in a bottle would work in the same way?

Acclaimed Nutritional Pharmacist, Ben Fuchs, has some thoughts on this matter. "Neither fountain of youth in a bottle or marketing hype, supplemental collagen can be incredibly valuable for supporting the synthesis of the body's natural collagen and the connective tissue that it supports," states Ben Fuchs. "That means fewer wrinkles, and more youthful skin as well as better bones, stronger heart and vasculature, and reduced risk of hernias, ruptures, and prolapses."

People who took collagen for a few months saw some changes in wrinkles and skin dryness, according to reports. "The data are very weak," says Nazanin Saedi, MD, associate professor and director of the Jefferson Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Center in Philadelphia. Other dermatological therapies, such as Retin-A and laser resurfacing, have a lot more proof that they improve collagen development, according to her.

Ben Fuchs continues, "By talking in collagen orally in supplements as well as through diet the body will have the raw materials it needs to produce its own. Still, cofactors like vitamin A, copper and most especially Vitamin C are required to turn the supplemental collagen ingested into actual collagen in the body. And dermatologic treatments can help too, although to maximize the benefits of topical strategies, it's important to make sure the raw material and cofactors are present inside the body."

Benjamin Knight Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist and skin care chemist and for the past 35 years has been developing pharmacy-potent skin health treatments for estheticians, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. "I believe that caring for your skin can be much more than cosmetic," states Ben Fuchs. "I believe that caring for the skin is about the health of the skin. And that’s why I created Benjamin Knight Fuchs, R. Ph. Truth Treatment Systems; to provide topical nourishment for the skin that meets the strictest performance standards."

Ben formulated Truth Treatment Systems because he saw the need for topical treatments that worked with the biochemistry of the skin. Treatments that augmented and enabled dermal processes at the skin cell (not surface) level. Ingredients to activate fibroblasts, normalize keratinocytes, stimulate proteins and enhance the production of extracellular lipids.

Truth Treatment Systems remedies are made with 100 percent active and functional ingredients. They have no fillers, preservatives, waxes, emulsifiers, oils or fragrances. Their ingredients leverage the latest biochemical understandings and utilize proven strategies gleaned from years of compounding prescription skin health treatments for physicians and the most discerning patients.

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COVID-19 Restrictions to Blame for Difficulty in Accessing Dental Care

Technical mouthwash in activated Streptococcus mutans bacteria

Technical mouthwash in activated Streptococcus mutans bacteria

Applying technical mouthwash

Applying technical mouthwash

Activating the technical mouthwash

Activating the technical mouthwash

To prevent long-term problems with dental health, dentists recommend practising good oral hygiene. Technical mouthwash might help!

ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA, April 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions that go with it has forced many Australians into isolation, and a study found that it made accessing dental care more difficult especially for children.

Based on a study by the University of Melbourne and the eviDent Foundation, there were 881,454 fewer dental services provided in March to September 2020 than in the same period of 2019.

eviDent Chief Investigator A/Prof Matt Hopcraft further explained that they saw an 86.9% decline in treatment for vulnerable children facilitated through the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) across Australia.

However, Australia is not the only one experiencing the same problem, which is why doctors all over the world are advocating for good oral health despite the pandemic.

In an interview with Healthline, dental practitioner Daniel Rodda said that it is important to brush teeth at least two times per day and floss once per day to avoid plaque formation. “The main objective is very simple: plaque control,” he said.

And to further combat the problem and promote good oral health amidst the pandemic, Lumoral Australia introduced a home usable technical mouthwash solution Lumoral that effectively improves plaque control.

Certified by the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia (TGA), Lumoral is the first most reliable addition to brushing from biofilm management, resulting in a 99.9% bacterial reduction in tooth biofilm. It is proven effective against Streptococcus mutans bacteria, the main culprit of tooth decay and against periodontitis causing Porphyromonas gingivalis and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans bacteria.

“[Some] bacteria are known to play a more prominent role. Streptococcus mutans is such a bacterium. Mutans appear to play a significant role in the worsening of caries and periodontitis. Lumoral is particularly effective against Streptococcus mutans,” explains M.D. Tommi Pätilä, an inventor of Lumoral technology.

“Streptococcus mutans have a weak spot targeted by the Lumoral method. The mutans lack the catalase enzyme to defend themselves from the photodynamic effect. Lumoral is very effective even in small doses against single, so-called planktonic bacteria – in the situation when the plaque hasn’t yet developed,” further explained by M.D. Tommi Pätilä.

The major advantage of this light activatable technical mouthwash over regular mouthwashes is that it only targets those bacteria in dental plaque leaving the rest of the oral microbiome in peace. Normal mouthwashes tend to affect the whole oral microbiome, promoting unhealthy flora.

The accuracy of Lumoral method makes it ideal for continuous use for preventing oral diseases without the worry of negative side-effects that are associated with other antibacterial home use methods such as chlorhexidine mouthwashes.

Lumoral’s product line includes the Lumoral Starter Kit at $395. It is a TGA approved medical device used for the prevention of oral diseases.

They also have the Lumorinse mouth rinse in a 30 tablets pack at $59.95. Lumorinse is a green, light-activated mouthwash that is swished in the mouth before the application of the Lumoral light. Together with the Lumoral device, it improves oral hygiene and prevents oral diseases, keeping your gums healthy and preventing cavities.

Lumoral can be purchased at their website https://lumoral.com.au/ with free delivery Australia-wide. As a statement of Lumoral effectivity, they offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee with a full refund if not satisfied with the Lumoral method.

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Have You Suffered Losses Greater Than $50,000 Investing In Canaan Inc.? Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. Class Action Investigation

Kehoe Law Firm, P.C.

Kehoe Law Firm, P.C.

Class Action Investigation On Behalf Of Investors Who Acquired Canaan ADRs Between February 10, 2021 And April 9, 2021, Both Dates Inclusive

PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA, April 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. is investigating potential securities claims on behalf of investors of Canaan Inc. (“Canaan” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CAN) to determine whether the Company engaged in securities fraud or other unlawful business practices.

On April 15, 2021, a class action lawsuit was filed in United States District Court, Southern District of New York, on behalf of Canaan investors who purchased, or otherwise acquired, Canaan’s American Depositary Receipts (ADRs”) between February 10, 2021 and April 9, 2021, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”).

According to the class action complaint, statements Canaan issued during the Class Period about the Company’s business metrics and financial prospects were materially false and misleading in that they concealed that due to ongoing supply chain disruptions and the introduction of the Company’s next-generation A12 series bitcoin mining machines – which had cannibalized sales of the older product offerings – Canaan’s sales and net revenues had significantly declined.

INVESTORS WHO PURCHASED, OR OTHERWISE ACQUIRED, THE COMPANY’S ADRs DURING THE CLASS PERIOD AND SUFFERED LOSSES GREATER THAN $50,000 ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT KEVIN CAULEY, DIRECTOR, CLIENT RELATIONS, (215) 792-6676, EXT. 802, KCAULEY@KEHOELAWFIRM.COM, SECURITIES@KEHOELAWFIRM.COM, INFO@KEHOELAWFIRM.COM, TO DISCUSS THE SECURITIES CLASS ACTION INVESTIGATION OR POTENTIAL LEGAL CLAIMS.

Kehoe Law Firm, P.C., with offices in New York and Philadelphia, is a multidisciplinary, plaintiff–side law firm dedicated to protecting investors from securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duties, and corporate misconduct. Combined, the partners at Kehoe Law Firm have served as Lead Counsel or Co-Lead Counsel in cases that have recovered more than $10 billion on behalf of institutional and individual investors.

This press release may constitute attorney advertising.

Kevin Cauley, Director, Business Development
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James Khuri has Been Named by Yahoo as a Top 10 Entrepreneur to Watch

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, UNITED STATES, April 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Yahoo has named James Khuri one of the top 10 entrepreneurs to watch in 2021. James Khuri is a successful entrepreneur from Los Angeles, running a chain of businesses across different industries, from real estate to e-commerce. According to Forbes, the CEO of FJ Holdings had made $100 million in sales by age 27 and looked forward to generating $200 million in revenue in 2021.

James Khuri Background

James Khuri was born in December 1977 in Rochester, New York. At the age of six, they relocated to Lebanon, where they intended to re-establish their residence. Fearing for their safety due to the ongoing war, his family returned to New York after about six months. James Khuri would then enroll at the University of Rochester, earning an MBA from the Simon School of Business.

In 2009, he relocated to Los Angeles, California, his current home. Khuri started his career in the real estate industry at the age of 21 and currently owns apartments and medical buildings in Los Angeles and New York.

While real estate is where James got his big break, e-commerce has been his primary focus and the most significant contributor to his success. He developed an interest in trading cards at a young age. He developed this passion into a successful distribution business that saw him become Amazon’s primary distributor of trading cards for at least 136 countries.

Christened a serial entrepreneur by Forbes, James is constantly evolving and adapting to the business world’s ever-evolving trends and needs. When not attending to his vast business empire, James loves to spend time with his teenage son.

Their favorite pastimes include exploring new restaurants and finding new movies to watch together. James also understands the importance of keeping his mind and body in optimum working condition, so he maintains physical activity by engaging in weight lifting, boxing, hiking, and other sporting activities.

James Khuri Businesses

James Khuri’s first business was Performance Properties, a real estate firm that owns medical office buildings. This business is still in operation, and he owns several others, including Khuri Entreprises and FJ Holdings.

Khuri Entreprises:
James Khuri is the founder and CEO of Khuri Enterprises, a real estate company specializing in commercial and multi-family residential real estate. The company is committed to taking care of its clients by remodeling the buildings under its ownership to ensure they’re always in their best condition. Thanks to its top-notch customer service and James’ extensive experience in the real estate industry, Khuri Enterprises is an industry leader for commercial and multi-family real estate.

FJ Holdings:

James Khuri is also the CEO of FJ Holdings, a company specializing in trading cards and accessories. The company manages and oversees all distribution channels related to tradings cards and accessories, including sales forecasting and supplying products from various manufacturers worldwide.

Under the leadership of James Khuri, FJ Holdings has more than 15 years of experience delivering highly profitable commodities to a wide range of retail outlets, such as grocery, sporting goods, and discounts.

FJ Holdings has become the go-to company for many leading manufacturers and retailers by becoming a one-stop-shop for everything related to trading cards. Some of their major clients include Amazon, FYE, and Walmart. Their most prominent suppliers are Pokemon, Topps, Nintendo, Konami, Mattel, and Hasbro.

James Khuri Charity

Besides being an astute businessman, James Khuri is also involved in charitable activities. He is the co-founder of beautifulminds.com, a non-profit organization focusing on providing educational aid to programs and facilities that help individuals in need of spiritual and mental support, physical therapy, and rehabilitation support.

James Khuri’s Success Formula
According to James Khuri, the secret formula that has helped him achieve success in everything he does is developing solid working relationships. He understands the needs of his target clients and strives to ensure his clients are satisfied and happy. James achieves all this by listening to his client’s concerns and responding accordingly. He treats his clients, customers, and tenants like he would treat any other human being and doesn’t see them just as an avenue to make more money.

Summary

James Khuri is an established entrepreneur based in Los Angeles, California, with interests in various industries, including real estate and e-commerce. He’s currently the CEO of Khuri Enterprises, a real estate company, and FJ Holdings, a trading card distributor. James is committed to offering his clients the most competitive prices and sharing his business knowledge with the world. Interviews with James Khuri were featured recently on Ideamensch and Dotcom Magazine. For more information on Khuri, you can also view his crunchbase profile or visit www.fjholdings.com.

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Sunil Jagani of AllianceTek Discusses the Future of Autonomous Fleet Operators

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, April 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Several firms have invested in autonomous fleet operations where they either lease or hire autonomous vehicles. Who are autonomous fleet operators? Sunil Jagani, of AllianceTek answers that question. They are either individuals or firms that operate and manage a fleet of autonomous vehicles or cars. Autonomous cars despite having several setbacks are gaining popularity. There have been success stories of Autonomous Driving (AD) vehicles that could be a big boost in transforming road mobility. At the same time, there is every likelihood it will increase road safety and decrease obvious accidents that are as a result of human negligence. Several companies are investing in the AV’s after realizing the huge potential therein. However, there are still some hurdles to navigate through. Apart from technological challenges, the willingness of consumers to embrace the technology and the regulatory processes that are required could derail the adoption.

According to a survey by McKinsey on 1000 people in Europe, the USA, and China, it showed that around 60% of those interviewed from each region would embrace the AD technology or brands. China leads with 81% on preference to vehicles with AD features going by future mobility survey of 2019.

The AD’s are classified into five different categories,

Level 1: it is fitted with Artificial Intelligence (AI) cruise control. However, it still needs a driver’s presence.
Level 2: even though the driver is on the steering wheel, at this level both the speed and the steering are automatically controlled.
Level 3: the vehicle can drive itself though with some limitations. However, a driver is still needed inside in case the road conditions demand so.
Level 4: they are capable of driving themselves without human interference.
Level 5: otherwise known as the fully automated vehicle. They will be able to use all roads regardless of their conditions without any human assistance. What this means is that they will be no need for pedals or steering wheels.

The Future of Robotaxi

Sunil Jagani says that the Robotaxi is no longer the future, the autonomous Robotaxi is here with us. An Amazon.com Incorporation startup Zoox has released a full autonomous Robotaxi. It has no steering wheel and can run for 24 hours after a full charge. It can carry four passengers. It runs a maximum of 75 mph and can travel in any direction because it has two motors on both ends. The startup is in the process of launching an application that will enable customers to book online. The CEO of the firm Aicha Evans said that they had a long-term plan to introduce the Robotaxi in other countries. Several other firms have also invested in the fully autonomous Robotaxi venture. Most of them are testing the taxis on public roads. Some of these firms include, General Motors and Alphabet incorporation. Already Waymo a unit of Alphabet Inc. is operating a Robotaxi service in phoenix, USA. Cruise LLC under General motors recently tested its fleet of electric Robotaxis in San Francisco. Even though the future of Robotaxi looked so promising we cannot ignore the impact of covid 19 worldwide. Many firms have either scaled down their operations, staff or even closed down. It might take a while to see fleets of autonomous vehicles on the road owing to the costs involved in manufacturing one autonomous car.

Will Individuals Own and Run Fleets of Autonomous Vehicles?

Yes and no. Yes, however, it will be in the future. First, there needs to be legislation that is conducive and will regulate owning and managing fleets of autonomous vehicles. As it stands now there is no clear legislation. Another aspect that may see the delay in individual ownership of autonomous vehicles is the cost factor. The pandemic has brought the world economy to its knees. All resources now are directed to Covid-19 vaccination. What this means is that firms are directing their resources into fighting the pandemic. Even where firms are not fighting the pandemic they have slowed down operations or have even closed down. Therefore, it might take a while before the companies that had started the AD projects to complete them. With the pandemic here with us, many people will prefer personal cars over autonomous Robotaxis. In 2019, Elon Musk, the CEO of TESLA had projected that they would have one million Robotaxis by 2020. Come the year 2020, and nothing was forthcoming. It is now not possible to say exactly when this project will be completed. If multinational corporations cannot be able to own sufficient fleets, will an individual be able to own them as of now? No, and if so, maybe it will be in the future. Even if an individual has the resources to afford the autonomous Robotaxis, where will they get them? The priority of the Automakers now is preserving cash for the generation of more revenue to maintain their plants and not producing more Robotaxis, this is according to Michelle Krebes, the chief analyst of Cox auto motives.

Doordash, Uber, AirBnB, Robotaxis

Even though many fleet operators are counting on autonomous vehicles to make profits, there are a lot of logistics to be considered. Many taxi businesses have suffered huge losses, especially during the covid-19 pandemic. In 2019, the total loss for the firms stood at $3.8 billion that is according to IPO filing reports. The trend might not change either even with the emergence of Robotaxis. The fare-hailing firms hope that the driverless cars would cut the operational costs by a huge percentage. However, the costs may still be higher than using a personal car. Research by MIT shows how it will not be able to make more money with Robotaxis until several improvements are done. Research done in San Francisco showed that operating an autonomous vehicle costs between $1.8 to $6.01 each mile. Whereas a personal car, uses approximately $0.4 or less per mile. Another factor is that Uber averagely pays $2 per mile when compared to the driverless vehicle which is more expensive. To maximize profits or make a stream of income, serious improvements of almost 100% should be done.
Yes, the above platforms can be able to provide streams of income to people but most likely in the future, especially when dealing with Robotaxis. The reason being, the world today is facing an invincible enemy that requires mobilization of all resources to overcome. Some generations may not be there to witness the mass production of these driverless cars.
We will talk of a viable investment in autonomous vehicles once we defeat or contain the pandemic. Even if we find a cure today, it will take some years for the economy to stabilize again. It could be a good and profitable venture but still in the future. For more information, visit www.alliancetek.com

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The World Health Organization Calls for an End to the Trade of Live, Wild Animals at Wet Markets

A wild raccoon anxiously awaits slaughter in a wet market.

A wild raccoon anxiously awaits slaughter in a wet market.

Dogs are also part of the live animal trade at wet markets.

Dogs and cats are also part of the live animal trade at wet markets.

Alligators, crocodiles, turtles, and frogs are just some of the reptiles and amphibians sold at live animal markets.

Alligators, crocodiles, turtles, and frogs are just some of the reptiles and amphibians sold at live animal markets.

The Recommendation Follows Animal Equality’s 2020 Petition Calling for the Worldwide Closure of Live Animal Markets

To ensure another pandemic virus does not emerge again, we ask that these organizations also recommend a ban on the sale of all live animals at wet markets.”

— Sharon Núñez, President of Animal Equality

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES, April 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a newly released guidance issuance, the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) have jointly called for the worldwide suspension of the sale of live, wild mammals in traditional markets—also known as wet markets—due to the high risk these sales pose to human disease transmission. This guidance from these specialized agencies comes weeks after the WHO reported that COVID-19 most likely originated from a non-human animal.

"Animals, particularly wild animals, are reported to be the source of more than 70% of all emerging infectious diseases in humans, many of which are caused by novel viruses," states the guidance issued by the international organizations.

The issuance also calls for temporary emergency measures, including to “close these markets or those parts of the markets where live caught wild animals of mammalian species are kept or sold to reduce the potential for transmission of zoonotic pathogens.”

The document warned that there is a risk of direct disease transmission, including SARS-CoV-2, to humans from contact with the saliva, blood, urine, mucus, feces, or other body fluids in areas where animals are housed in markets.

"Banning the sale of these animals can protect the health of people, both those who work in the markets and buyers," said Fadela Chaib, WHO spokesperson.

In addition to the suspension of the sale of these animals, the organizations call for improved hygiene and sanitation standards in these traditional markets to reduce both animal-to-human transmission and contagion between traders and customers.

These recommendations from the WHO, the OIE, and UNEP, are in line with some of the requests in a global petition addressed to the United Nations launched in 2020 by the international animal protection organization Animal Equality. The petition, gaining over half a million signatures, was created after the organization released two investigations into the dangers of wet markets, with footage showing the cruel and unsanitary conditions at markets in India, Vietnam, and China.

While these guidance measures are an important step in the right direction for human health and safety, as well as for ending the abusive trade of wild animals, they fall short in that they do not include a similar call to end the trade of all live animals caged and killed at these markets. As the emergence of Swine flu (H1N1) and Avian flu (H5N1) has shown, the conditions in which traditionally farmed animals are raised and slaughtered also pose a significant threat at wet markets.

“Animal Equality welcomes the guidance of the WHO, OIE, and UNEP to suspend the sale of wild animals at food markets. However, this progress is just the beginning. To ensure another pandemic virus does not emerge again, we ask that these organizations also recommend a ban on the sale of all live animals at wet markets. Until that happens, both animals and people will remain at risk,” says Sharon Núñez, President of Animal Equality.

To learn more and take action, visit animalequality.org/markets.

Ollie Davidson
Animal Equality
+1 424-251-2217
ollied@animalequality.org


Source: EIN Presswire

Renowned Salesforce ISV Partner Reputation Studio is Now a Member of the 1440 Family

More Success Per Minute

1440 delivers more success per minute.

1440 maximizes productivity.

1440 aggregates siloed channels and maximizes productivity for agents in Salesforce.

Reputation Studio customers can now benefit from a full suite of products.

We started seeing the synergies across our teams and products, and it just made sense to merge these tools into a suite for our customers.”

— Founder Jon Jessup

PARK CITY, UTAH, USA, April 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Reputation Studio announced that it has joined Commerce Studio and Translation Studio to form the new company 1440.

The basis of 1440 is that when it comes to delighting customers in today’s fast-paced eCommerce environment, hours don’t cut it. It’s minutes that count, and we have exactly 1440 of them each day. 1440’s suite of solutions are designed to help businesses optimize the processes used to provide exceptional customer experiences before, during and after the sale.

Reputation Studio is the same award-winning, all-in-one review management platform that consolidates reviews and customer questions from nearly any channel into Salesforce. The sophisticated tool routes them to the right teams, facilitates responses and applies industry-leading analysis to make customer sentiment and intent accurate and actionable.

Also included in the 1440 suite is Commerce Studio. It allows users to seamlessly connect the channels, apps, and marketplaces that take customers from click to ship. Dozens of integrations and best-in-class tools increase operational efficiency in Customer Service, Order Management, Inventory Planning, and more.

Rounding out the suite of products is Translation Studio, which is a powerful Salesforce-based translation tool that is simple to install directly in any Salesforce environment and translates objects into any language in seconds.

Founder and CEO Jon Jessup said of the new conglomerate, “we started seeing the synergies across our teams and products, and it just made sense to merge these tools into a suite for our customers. Translation Studio is the newest tool in that toolbox that helps companies leverage Commerce Cloud and Service Cloud on a global scale.”

Built on the Salesforce Platform, 1440 products are available on the AppExchange:

More information can be found at 1440.io.

About Salesforce AppExchange

Salesforce AppExchange, the world’s leading enterprise cloud marketplace, empowers companies to sell, service, market and engage in entirely new ways. With more than 4,000 solutions, 7 million customer installs and 80,000 peer reviews, it is the most comprehensive source of cloud, mobile, social, IoT, analytics and artificial intelligence technologies for businesses.

Jennifer Jessup
1440, Inc.
+1 979-255-2965
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire