"Today a lot more people are going to be homeless. They go to their family or friends for a day or two and then what are they going to do?" the anti-government activist told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, who declined to publish his name for safety. … [Read more...] about #OurHomesAreOpen: Lebanese offer spare beds to Beirut blast victims
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"Video footage of the incident show initial white-grey smoke followed by an explosion that released a large cloud of red-brown smoke and a large white 'mushroom cloud'. These indicate that the gasses released are white ammonium nitrate fumes, toxic, red/brown nitrous oxide and water," said Stewart Walker from the school of Forensic, Environmental and Analytical Chemistry at Flinders University. … [Read more...] about Beirut explosion | What is ammonium nitrate and why is it dangerous?
The genetically modified cotton was developed by a lab within Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO. The team, led by senior research scientist Dr. Colleen MacMillan, has managed to create vibrantly colored cotton plant tissue in petri dishes. Over the next few months, the scientists will work to grow this tissue into flowering cotton plants that will be able to reproduce. The ultimate hope is that these cotton plants can be spun into fibers that can be made into colorful clothes, which don’t require any dyes. … [Read more...] about Scientists are growing psychedelic cotton in the lab
Shashank Kanodia, Analyst, ICICI direct said: "Yes certainly, auto numbers in July 2020 signal recovery from COVID-19 induced shock. The recovery however is being led by the rural and semi-urban focussed segments namely tractors and motorcycles. At the retail level for the industry, volumes are back at near 65 percent of pre-COVID levels. Domestic three-wheelers as well as M&HCV segment however are yet to see meaningful recovery." … [Read more...] about July auto sales signal recovery: Should you buy stocks from the sector?
By the time he landed, it had caught fire. The commercial soon racked up 10 million views on Twitter alone, and was further amplified by Reynolds’s appearance on The Tonight Show a few days later. (The “where to buy” searches on Aviation’s website spiked so dramatically that the website-hosting company thought something had gone wrong.) Aviation, in which Reynolds bought a stake in 2018, was already the fastest-growing gin brand in the world, with triple-digit growth in 2018 and 2019 and the same projected for 2020, despite bar and restaurant closures. “We got something like 13 billion media impressions last year,” says Andrew Chrisomalis, CEO of Davos Brands, the wine and spirits company that co-owns Aviation with Reynolds. “And we spent less than a million dollars on product marketing. If you do the math, it’s less than a tenth of a cent per impression, which is extraordinary.” … [Read more...] about Ryan Reynolds on ‘Deadpool,’ diversity, and the secrets of successful marketing