Immigration: No visas for low-skilled workers, government says
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Immigration: No visas for low-skilled workers, government says

Video caption The BBC’s Vicki Young asked people in Wanstead and Basildon for their opinions Low-skilled workers would not get visas under post-Brexit immigration plans unveiled by the government. It is urging...

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Mass Timber, Not Steel, Is the Future of Construction
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Mass Timber, Not Steel, Is the Future of Construction

Fire-blocking mass timber construction could bring millions of pounds of carbon absorption to cities around the world. Wooden skyscraper designs are trendy around the world and reflect changing attitudes about wood...

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Automation is not a dirty word
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Automation is not a dirty word

‘The key to surviving the automation revolution is by simply getting back to be human.’ The automobile industry was on of the first to ‘go automated’. Source: Shutterstock As our world...

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Investors Are for the Weak: These Tech Entrepreneurs Chose Bootstrapping Over VC Affluence
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Investors Are for the Weak: These Tech Entrepreneurs Chose Bootstrapping Over VC Affluence

Bootstrapped companies target quick profitability and avoid pressure from investors. Following WeWork’s crash and Uber’s and Lyft’s failure to take off, the time has come to look at business models that focus on...

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Like It or Not, Automation Is Coming
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Like It or Not, Automation Is Coming

Credit: Getty Images More than a century ago, the great composer John Philip Sousa worried about the future of his profession. He feared that a new invention, the record player, would render obsolete “the ennobling...

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Scientists Bring Concrete To Life & It Might Be The Future Of Construction
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Scientists Bring Concrete To Life & It Might Be The Future Of Construction

Today in weird news we didn’t expect to read: Researchers in Colorado have produced Franken-concrete. It’s alive, and it may be the future of green buildings. Concrete is, quite literally, all around us. It,...

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AMD confirms ‘Nvidia killer’ graphics card will be out in 2020
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AMD confirms ‘Nvidia killer’ graphics card will be out in 2020

AMD’s chief executive has confirmed that a high-end Navi graphics card will be released this year. In a video interview entitled ‘The Bring Up’ posted on YouTube by AMD (see below), Lisa Su noted that...

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In a rare move, Apple, Amazon, and Google just announced a major partnership
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In a rare move, Apple, Amazon, and Google just announced a major partnership

Amazon’s latest Echo smart speaker. Amazon , Apple , and Google make competing smart-home speakers: the Echo, the HomePod, and the Home. Despite this competition, the three tech giants are putting aside...

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Hotel developers are pushing this Lego-like construction trend
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Hotel developers are pushing this Lego-like construction trend

Built section-by-section in a factory, hotel units are shipped to a site and stacked, sometimes practically overnight. Photo credit: Guerdon Modular Buildings. Modular construction is something like Legos — and...

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Shares of Tyson Foods climb after it wins approval to export poultry to China
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Shares of Tyson Foods climb after it wins approval to export poultry to China

Tyson Foods received approval to sell U.S. poultry products to China, according to Reuters. The Springdale, Arkansas-based company expects to start taking orders early next year and can start shipping from all 36 of its...

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How Trump Lost His Trade War
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How Trump Lost His Trade War

President Trump walked away from his stated goals to make his China trade deal. Trade wars rarely have victors. They do, however, sometimes have losers. And Donald Trump has definitely turned out to be a loser. Of...

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Athletes eating a plant-based diet: What are the health risks and benefits?
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Athletes eating a plant-based diet: What are the health risks and benefits?

Chris Pizzello / Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Plant-based diets have been receiving a lot of buzz lately with the recent release of the documentary The Game Changers , about the benefits of plant-based eating for...

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Poorest countries facing both obesity and malnutrition
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Poorest countries facing both obesity and malnutrition

A third of the poorest countries in the world are dealing with high levels of obesity as well as under-nourishment, which leaves people too thin, according to a report in The Lancet. It says the problem is caused by...

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Erdogan Threatens to Recognize Genocide of Native Americans
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Erdogan Threatens to Recognize Genocide of Native Americans

FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black sea resort of Sochi, Russia, 22 October 2019 ANKARA (Sputnik) – The Turkish President...

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The chill ahead in the Second Cold War
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The chill ahead in the Second Cold War

Author: Gary Clyde Hufbauer, PIIE In the year 2018 — 99 years after the end of the First World War, 73 years after the end of the Second and 26 years after the end of the first Cold War — US Vice President...

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China’s Presence in the Bahamas: A Greater Role After Hurricane Dorian?
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China’s Presence in the Bahamas: A Greater Role After Hurricane Dorian?

Image: Bahamian residents salvage personal possessions amid devastated homes in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, September 2019. (Source: Time) Introduction The Bahamas, an island paradise less than 60 miles off the coast...

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Intermodal Efficiency Boosts Savannah’s Container Volumes
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Intermodal Efficiency Boosts Savannah’s Container Volumes

Credit: Georgia Ports Authority / Stephen B. Morton The U.S. Port of Savannah moved 363,000 TEUs in November, a 5.4 percent increase over the same month last year. For the fiscal year to date (July-November), the...

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Cristina Martinez of South Philly Barbacoa is nominated for an international award
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Cristina Martinez of South Philly Barbacoa is nominated for an international award

Staff Photographer Cristina Martinez of South Philly Barbacoa, an activist for immigrants’ rights, is one of 10 finalists for the Basque Culinary World Prize , which honors those who use gastronomy as a force for...

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How South Philly Barbacoa Gets Ready to Sell Thousands of Tacos in One Day
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How South Philly Barbacoa Gets Ready to Sell Thousands of Tacos in One Day

“No llores.” Cristina Martinez laughs as she instructs her staff not to cry. The small team is chopping hundreds of onions and the tiny kitchen is filled with a stinging aroma that would make anyone’s...

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