Walmart Black Friday: Stores limited to 20% capacity for 3-day event

  • Walmart said Wednesday it would stagger the launch of in-store Black Friday sales across three days in November to avoid crowds.
  • It will also limit store capacity to just 20% during its Black Friday sales, Bloomberg reported.
  • The first Black Friday event will focus on toys, electronics, and home products.
  • The retailer will launch discounts online first, and then bring them to stores at least two days later, it said.
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Walmart will split its Black Friday in-store sales over three days in November to avoid overcrowding, it said Wednesday.

It will also limit the number of Black Friday shoppers to just 20% of store capacity, Bloomberg reported.

The retailer said it would launch in-store sales events on November 7, 14, and 27, when stores will open at 5 a.m..

To avoid shoppers rushing to stores, Walmart is launching each set of discounts online

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SwitchDin’s Technology Selected for World-First Project to Increase Solar Hosting Capacity for Electricity Distribution Networks

SwitchDin, an Australian energy management software company, has been retained by distribution networks, SA Power Networks and AusNet Services, to provide a global-first solution that will allow networks to create flexible solar export limits to accommodate the growth of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that are connected to the grid.

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SwitchDin CEO Dr Andrew Mears with SwitchDin Droplet controller (Photo: Business Wire)

The installation of PV systems is growing at a rate of more than 200,000 each year in Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM), and distribution networks are reaching the limit of their ability to host rooftop solar in some areas. This flexible export capability will allow SA Power Networks and AusNet Services to offer an alternative to the strict export limits currently required to address these challenges, increasing the penetration of renewable energy, creating more value for customers

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Guidehouse Insights Report Shows Asia Pacific Is Expected to Be the Largest Market for New Utility-Scale Energy Storage Capacity through 2029 – Press Release

BOULDER, Colo.–(Business Wire)–A new report from Guidehouse Insights examines new utility-scale energy storage (UES) projects in terms of power capacity (MW), energy capacity (MWh), and project deployment revenue, through 2029.

UES is now considered a key component of new power system planning efforts in countries around the world. This represents a major shift from just 2 years ago when the technology was still largely considered too expensive or complex for integration into energy markets. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @WeAreGHInsights, through 2029, Asia Pacific is expected to be the largest market overall with a cumulative 60,747.4 MW of new UES capacity, representing a compound annual growth rate of 39.4%.

“UES is a multifaceted technology capable of providing a range of grid services and improving overall power system efficiency,” says Pritil Gunjan, senior research analyst with Guidehouse Insights. “Although the technology can provide operational cost savings

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Findings show even small doses of insecticides reduce capacity of insects to survive — ScienceDaily

New research has identified a mechanism by which low levels of insecticides such as, the neonicotinoid Imidacloprid, could harm the nervous, metabolic and immune system of insects, including those that are not pests, such as our leading pollinators, bees.

A study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences led by researchers at the University of Melbourne and Baylor College of Medicine, shows that low doses of Imidacloprid trigger neurodegeneration and disrupt vital body-wide functions, including energy production, vision, movement and the immune system, in the vinegar fly, Drosophila melanogaster.

With insect populations declining around the world and intense use of insecticides suspected to play a role, the findings provide important evidence that even small doses of insecticides reduce the capacity of insects to survive, even those that are not pests.

“Our research was conducted on one insecticide, but there is evidence that other insecticides cause

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Non-Medical Biomimetics Robot Market Research Report: Analysis by SWOT, Capacity, Production and Value Future Forecast To 2025

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Sep 24, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
Non-Medical Biomimetics Robot Market is valued at USD 25,529 Million in 2018 and expected to reach USD 100.939 Million by 2025 with CAGR of 21.7% over the forecast period.

Latest research report on ‘Non-Medical Biomimetics Robot Market’ delivers a comprehensive study on current market trends. The outcome also includes revenue forecasts, statistics, market valuations which illustrates its growth trends and competitive landscape as well as the key players in the business.

Non-Medical Biomimetic Robot Market report is segmented on the basis of technology, application, and region & country level. Based upon technology, non-medical biomimetic robot market is classified into cloud computing, artificial intelligence, cognitive computing, block chain, internet of things, cyber security and biometrics, and others. On the basis application, the market is classified into inspection, surveillance, transportation and logistics, material handling,

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Tree planting has potential to increase carbon sequestration capacity

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USDA Forest Service scientists have published an in-depth study on the value of tree planting as a means of offsetting carbon emissions in the United States. An analysis based on publicly available data from more than 130,000 forested plots in the Forest Service’s Forest Inventory & Analysis Program found that fully stocking non-stocked and poorly stocked forests would result in an annual increase of 20 percent in the amount of carbon sequestered by forests.


Forests and harvested wood products annually offset the equivalent of more than 14 percent of economy-wide carbon dioxide emissions in the Nation, however, almost 33 million hectares of productive forestland are understocked due to harvesting, natural disturbance, limited seedling availability and the infrastructure necessary to reforest, among other factors.

Published by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the study by a team of USDA Forest Service scientists

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PaperWorks Invests in New Equipment and Technology to Increase Capacity and Capabilities

BALA CYNWYD, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PaperWorks is increasing its production capacity and capabilities, investing in new technology innovation and platforms in the Greensboro, North Carolina facility. The state-of-the-art equipment and new technology platforms will integrate well with PaperWorks’ highly-efficient business model by offering the most sophisticated automation geared towards in-line innovation and full-quality control. The new investment consists of:

  • A new 41” Offset printing press from Komori (Japan) – GLX740 with seven colors and two coaters including automating logistics, in-line color control, in-line detection systems, automated changeovers and in-line cold foil technology. This top-of-the-line technology platform will allow for the production of high-end cartons that will be highly sustainable and cost-efficient.
  • Two new MasterFold folding gluing lines from Bobst (Switzerland) – 110A1 with 600Meters/Min line speed including end-to-end automation through a full batch turner, easy feed and auto packer. These lines are made with a highly sophisticated servo controlled matic
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