E-Commerce Opportunities Abound in Latin America, Despite Challenges

If you are looking to expand your sales territory and have not yet put Latin America on your bill of lading, you’re missing a golden opportunity. Latin America offers the fastest-growing regional e-commerce marketplace in the world. Last year, the total retail e-commerce sales to the LATAM region grew 36.7 percent to $84.95 billion. That is still growing this year.http://dlvr.it/RzVnYP Continue reading E-Commerce Opportunities Abound in Latin America, Despite Challenges

Nearly a fifth of Earth’s surface transformed since 1960

Paris (AFP) May 11, 2021 Whether it’s turning forests into cropland or savannah into pastures, humanity has repurposed land over the last 60 years equivalent in area to Africa and Europe combined, researchers said Tuesday. If you count all such transitions since 1960, it adds up to about 43 million square kilometres (16.5 square miles), four times more than previous estimates, according to a study … Continue reading Nearly a fifth of Earth’s surface transformed since 1960

Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano erupts

Medan, Indonesia (AFP) May 7, 2021 Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupted on Friday, spewing a massive column of smoke and ash up to 2,800 metres into the sky. The volcano in North Sumatra province started belching ash and volcanic material at 9 am and the eruption lasted almost six minutes, a local geological agency said. Images showed a thick column of ash spewing from the inside … Continue reading Indonesia’s Sinabung volcano erupts

WHO approves Chinese Covid vaccine as India logs new virus record

Geneva (AFP) May 7, 2021 The World Health Organization on Friday approved the first Covid-19 vaccine from China in a bid to boost global immunisation drives, as India logged yet another record number of infections that have spilled over into neighbouring countries. And while many Western countries are starting to reopen as vaccinations gain pace, authorities in Tokyo and other parts of Japan extended virus … Continue reading WHO approves Chinese Covid vaccine as India logs new virus record

‘Earth’s power’: Iceland volcano’s lava geysers thrill visitors

Fagradalsfjall, Islande (AFP) May 9, 2021 Iceland’s Fagradalshraun volcano lies quiet for a spell before suddenly spewing red molten lava geysers high into the air, visible from the capital Reykjavik in an awe-inspiring display. The volcano, which sprang into life in mid-March in the Geldingadalir valley near Mount Fagradalsfjall, has drawn visitors from around the world, many venturing as close as possible to the safety … Continue reading ‘Earth’s power’: Iceland volcano’s lava geysers thrill visitors

Water flora in the lakes of the ancient Tethys Ocean islands

Barcelona, Spain (SPX) May 07, 2021 A study published in Cretaceous Research expands the paleontological richness of continental fossils of the Lower Cretaceous with the discovery of a new water plant (charophytes), the species Mesochara dobrogeica. The study also identifies a new variety of carophytes from the Clavator genus (in particular, Clavator ampullaceus var. latibracteatus) and reveals a set of paleobiographical data fromhttp://dlvr.it/RzFdDs Continue reading Water flora in the lakes of the ancient Tethys Ocean islands

US must embrace human augmentation or fall behind competitors

Washington DC (Sputnik) May 04, 2021 Mixing human ingenuity with machine efficiency, power, and speed can create superhuman capabilities in the coming decade, and the US must embrace this change in technological era or fall behind global adversaries, Dr. Joel B. Mozer, the Chief Scientist of the US Space Force, said on Wednesday. He was speaking at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Inspire event. … Continue reading US must embrace human augmentation or fall behind competitors

SCOTUS Tilts Toward Software Access in Ruling for Google

Last month’s ruling by the Supreme Court in Google LLC v. Oracle America Inc. ended 10 years of tortuous litigation. While the Court definitively addressed the dispute between the two high tech giants, it put aside answering one critical infringement factor. Still, the ruling appeared to reduce the legal leverage available to software developers who seek copyright protection.http://dlvr.it/RzFd0Z Continue reading SCOTUS Tilts Toward Software Access in Ruling for Google

15 soldiers killed in Niger ‘terrorist’ attack: govt

Niamey (AFP) May 5, 2021 Niger’s government said Wednesday that 15 of its soldiers were killed in a “terrorist attack” near the border with Mali, bringing to 31 the number of troops killed in four days. Niger’s defence ministry said “heavily armed men” had attacked troops serving under the anti-jihadist Almahaou (“whirlwind”) operation near the town of Banibangou in the Tillaberi region on Tuesday afternoon. … Continue reading 15 soldiers killed in Niger ‘terrorist’ attack: govt