SEATTLE (nbcnews) – Amazon’s sprawling marketplace, consisting of millions of third-party sellers, has become a go-to site

SEATTLE (nbcnews) – Amazon’s sprawling marketplace, consisting of millions of third-party sellers, has become a go-to site for many grocery shoppers, especially since the company’s acquisition of Whole Foods over two years ago. But an increasing number of consumers are finding that, just as the broader Amazon Marketplace has a major issue with counterfeits and unsafe products, the grocery section is littered with similarly problematic items in the form of expired foods. From baby formula and coffee creamer to beef jerky and granola bars, items are arriving spoiled and well past their sell-by date, Amazon customers say. Interviews with brands, consumers, third-party sellers and consultants all point to loopholes in Amazon’s technology and logistics system that allow for expired items to proliferate with little to no accountability. Consumer safety advocates worry that as the marketplace grows, the problem will only get worse. Within Amazon’s $900 billion empire, food sellers are among the more than 2.5 million businesses using the site for distribution, a group that now accounts for 58% of the company’s total merchandise sold. Third-party merchants sell products, new and used, fr...

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This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Floyd Engelking, Applications Engineer, Parker Hannifin Corp., Accumulator and Cooler Div. , Machesney Park, Ill. | Jul 23, 2014 Heat kills hydraulic systems. That’s why hydraulic oil coolers are widely used in a diverse range of agricultural, mobile, manufacturing, and industrial settings. They remove excess heat generated by energy losses in a system, as well as that from external sources such as engines, furnaces, and even the surrounding environment. In fact, coolers are often essential for designing temperature-optimized hydraulic systems that keep oil temperatures within a limited range. Such circuits are basic prerequisites for cost-efficient operation, as they provide a number of performance, economic, and environmental benefits. These include: Considering the benefits coolers offer, it’s apparent that accurately sizing them is a paramount concern for design engineers. Undersizing obviously allows higher-than-recommended oil temperatures. B...

What You Should Know About Injection Mold Safety Straps : Plastics Technology

While the function of a safety strap is to prevent a mold from accidentally coming apart during transportation and handling, its purpose is to protect people—not the mold or the machine. The most common cause of mold halves separating is when a setup person uses only one eyebolt to lift a mold that doesn’t have a safety strap or a lifting bar. It doesn’t matter whether the eyebolt is in the ejection half or the injection half. When the hoist lifts the mold up, it is going to tilt in one direction or the other because an eyebolt hole is rarely at the mold’s exact center of gravity. Various factors, such as the clearance and lubrication between the leader pins and their bushings, and the angle and direction that the mold tilts, will determine whether half the mold will disengage and fall to the ground. Another way a mold can come apart is when one side slaps up against a platen during setup. The conservation of energy and momentum can send the other side of the mold sailing towards the opposing platen, like the steel balls on the ends of Newton’s Cradle Pendulum. I’m sure many of you know some less common ways a mold can come apart, such as a racking system that’s difficult to man...

Act now to eradicate mosquito hangouts | Home and Garden

Rain early. A mix of sun and clouds in the afternoon. High around 65F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%.. Stock photo of garden treehouse terrace platform balcony in summer with zinc metal trough pond water feature with solar fountain pump, goldfish fish, marginal plants, red miniature roses, pink gerbera flowers, teak decking tiles, solar powered lights, lighting (mtreasure/iStockphoto/Getty Images/TNS) *FOR USE WITH THIS STORY ONLY* Stock photo of garden treehouse terrace platform balcony in summer with zinc metal trough pond water feature with solar fountain pump, goldfish fish, marginal plants, red miniature roses, pink gerbera flowers, teak decking tiles, solar powered lights, lighting (mtreasure/iStockphoto/Getty Images/TNS) *FOR USE WITH THIS STORY ONLY* Wet springs are a boon to garden plants but also create a lot of watery nooks for mosquitoes to breed. The voracious skeeters need ridiculously little moisture to reproduce, so take time to wander your estate to look for any sources of standing water, no matter how small. Be sure to check shallow drip saucers under your garden pots, discarded cans or tires, and even big-throated plants like bromeliads, which...

All 2,493 items targeted by China’s tariffs in US trade war — Quartz

China’s latest tariff retaliation, announced today, will hit some $60 billion in US exports, including hundreds of agricultural, mining, and manufactured products, threatening jobs and profits at companies around the United States.  Before the trade war starts in earnest, China bought about 17% of US agricultural exports and was a major market for other goods, from Maine lobster to Boeing aircraft. It has been the largest market for Apple iPhones since 2016. Since the escalation of tariffs, though, China has stopped buying soybeans and lobsters, and Apple warned it would miss its expected Christmas holiday sales figures because of trade tensions. In addition to the 25% tariffs below, Beijing also added 20% tariffs on 1,078 US products, 10% tariffs on 974 US products, and 5% tariffs on 595 US products (all links in Chinese). The list was translated from China’s ministry of finance press release using Google translate, and may be inexact in spots. Quartz also rearranged some items on the list to group them into categories, and they may not be in the order of their “harmonized tariff schedule” codes.  Air Release Valve, Hose Fitting, Hose End, Shower Head, Hose Nozzle – Sams...

This is my fourth post on  ‘quantum resonance spectrometry’ (QRS), a strange medical technology that seems

This is my fourth post on  ‘quantum resonance spectrometry’ (QRS), a strange medical technology that seems to be becoming increasingly popular in China. Proponents claim that QRS can quickly and painlessly diagnose almost any disease. However, as I discussed last time, the technology has a dubious history. But we shouldn’t focus on the past. The important question is: how well do today’s QRS devices work? In this post I’ll look at some examples of the technology in action. First some terminology. I believe that QRS is essentially the same product as “Quantum Resonance Magnetic Analysis” (QRMA) and “Quantum Resonance Analysis” (QRA). As far as I can tell, these are all variants of Ronald Weinstock’s original invention, “Magnetic Resonance Analysis” (MRA). For more details, see the previous post. Note that none of these technologies is related to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Searching for some evidence on how QRS works, I discovered this TV segment broadcast on CCTV-1, the Chinese state TV channel. According to the show, QRS measures the magnetic field surrounding a sample of the patient’s hair. The hair’s field is, we’re told, a copy of the body’s own magnetic field. This fi...

Akerna Announces Key Partnership With Isolocity Enabling First GMP-Compliant, Global Cannabis Export Technology Solution

DENVER, Aug. 27, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Akerna Corp. (Nasdaq: KERN), a leading seed-to-sale regulatory compliance technology provider and developer of the cannabis industry’s first enterprise resource planning (ERP) software technology – MJ Platform®, announced today a strategic partnership with Isolocity. The partnership provides the first GMP-compliant, global cannabis export technology solution by integrating Isolocity’s industry-leading quality management system (QMS), supporting GMP and ISO 9001 compliance, into MJ Platform. This partnership enables cannabis enterprises to pursue international expansion by providing a QMS framework that supports local and national compliance needs. Canadian cannabis firms can legally export medical cannabis provided their facilities comply with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards. By leveraging Isolocity’s QMS, MJ Platform supports GMP certification requirements, including the stricter EU-GMP standard required for the export of medical cannabis into Europe and Asia. “Cannabusiness in Canada continues to grow rapidly, with edibles becoming legal this October and international exports increasing. We believe international trade ...

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The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Exterior paint has to stand up to a whole lot of punishment, from rain to sun to snow to wind to mud and so much more. Behr Premium Plus Satin Enamel Exterior Paint is our top choice thanks to its celebrated durability and great color options. The most challenging decision you’ll have to make when selecting an exterior paint has nothing to do with the type of paint, and everything to do with the color (or colors). And friend, I’m not going touch that issue with a ten foot pole. Picking the best paint colors for your property is a process that involves time, effort, and the occasional marriage counselor. So good luck with that, and send me pictures once it’s all over and done with. What I can do, however, is recommend a few great brands of paint that will work well for various exterior painting applications, because not all exterior paints are equally suited to different surfaces. Before we talk about specific brands, lets have a quick primer on what type of exterior paint to use on different mate...

French manufacturers ready to customize farm machinery to suit needs of smallholders

Farm machinery delegates from France visit Bangladesh to explore market; with yearly export proceeds of €3 billion, France is fifth largest farm machinery exporting country in the world With Bangladesh projected to get its current farm labour force halved by 2030, manufacturers of some of the best quality European farm machineries have shown renewed interest in exploring market here.     A delegation from France’s leading farm machinery manufacturers association – Axema – visited the country in the middle of this month and proposed to the local importers smaller equipment, which comply with the needs of small and marginal farmers in Bangladesh.  In return, the importers raised concern over higher prices of European agricultural machineries comparing to the prices of the ones now being imported mostly from China. They, however, welcomed the French manufacturers’ initiative and urged them for arranging farm machinery demonstration in Bangladesh.    Bangladesh’s farm sector contributes nearly one-sixth of the total national GDP and employs two-fifth of the total workforce. But there appears a worrying trend of people leaving farming profession and pursuing non-farm economic activi...

Form 20-F NXP Semiconductors N.V. For: Dec 31

For the transition period from                      to                      Jean Schreurs, SVP and Chief Corporate Counsel, High Tech Campus 60, 5656 AG, Eindhoven, the Netherlands Indicate the number of outstanding shares of each of the issuer’s classes of capital or common stock as of the close of the period covered by the Annual Report. Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.    ☒  Yes    ☐  No If this report is an annual or transition report, indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.    ☐  Yes     ☒  No Note—Checking the box above will not relieve any registrant required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 from their obligations under those Sections. Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to s...

All 2,493 items targeted by China’s tariffs in US trade war — Quartz

China’s latest tariff retaliation, announced today, will hit some $60 billion in US exports, including hundreds of agricultural, mining, and manufactured products, threatening jobs and profits at companies around the United States.  Before the trade war starts in earnest, China bought about 17% of US agricultural exports and was a major market for other goods, from Maine lobster to Boeing aircraft. It has been the largest market for Apple iPhones since 2016. Since the escalation of tariffs, though, China has stopped buying soybeans and lobsters, and Apple warned it would miss its expected Christmas holiday sales figures because of trade tensions. In addition to the 25% tariffs below, Beijing also added 20% tariffs on 1,078 US products, 10% tariffs on 974 US products, and 5% tariffs on 595 US products (all links in Chinese). The list was translated from China’s ministry of finance press release using Google translate, and may be inexact in spots. Quartz also rearranged some items on the list to group them into categories, and they may not be in the order of their “harmonized tariff schedule” codes.  Automatic Cutting Machine, Automatic Fabric Cutting Machine, Lace Cutting –...

Global Track Bolts Market Size | Key Players are CAB Incorporated , Ajax Engineered Fasteners, Brahma, ITR America, Kunshan Alex Railway Fastening

LOS ANGELES, United States: The global Track Bolts Market is comprehensively analyzed in the report with the main objective of providing accurate market data and useful recommendations to help players to gain strong growth in future. The report is compiled by subject matter experts and experienced market analysts, which makes it highly authentic and reliable. Readers are provided with deep analysis of historical and future market scenarios to get sound understanding of market competition and other important aspects. The report offers exhaustive research on market dynamics, key segments, leading players, and different regional markets. It is a complete package of thorough analysis and research on the global Track Bolts market. The authors of the report shed light on lucrative business prospects, prominent trends, regulatory situations, and price scenarios of the global Track Bolts market. Importantly, the report gives a detailed analysis of macroeconomic and microeconomic factors impacting the growth of the global Track Bolts market. It is divided into various sections and chapters to help with easy understanding of each and every aspect of the global Track Bolts market. Market p...

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