The steps are small, but Keats thinks that this type of small action can help propel people out of paralysis on environmental issues. “In order to make [larger political] changes, what we need to do is to have a population that is proactive already,” he says. “It’s a matter of that initial threshold. . . . It may only be a gesture initially, but that gets people out into their own midst in terms of grappling with the Anthropocene rather than simply resigning themselves to the fact that we’ve entered into an epoch where all is lost and we’re so incredibly depressed at this point. The anxiety level is basically paralyzing for people by and large. And that’s understandable, but it isn’t going to help.” … [Read more...] about Are you ready to join the fight against the coming of the Anthropocene?
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The acquisition of VIL completed during the quarter paid a total consideration of Rs 63.5 crore. The two benefits of this acquisition are increase in holding to 73.5 percent from 50 percent in VIL. The other one is color coating line with the capacity of around 40-50K tonnes per annum which will further benefit in terms of EBITDA on color coated products. … [Read more...] about JSW Steel Q3 earnings disappoint street; check key highlights of analysts’ call
Perhaps nowhere is that algorithmic taskmaster more powerful today than in an Amazon fulfillment center. The handheld devices that warehouse workers use to scan packages also allow Amazon to track worker productivity in exacting detail. Workers are held to “the rate”—a calculation of just how fast employees should be able to work. As workers redouble their efforts to meet the current rate, the pace of their work may increase, causing Amazon’s algorithms to set an even higher rate. Software assumes that whatever most workers achieve, all of them should be able to meet, consistently. Workers can receive automated warnings, retraining assignments, or even dismissal if they fail to keep up. … [Read more...] about In 20 years, your boss may track your every glance, keystroke, and heartbeat
Political candidates spend millions of dollars honing their messages, paying close attention to language and tone, but that work may be for naught if they’re using the wrong typeface. Fonts and text stylings are perceived to have ideological meaning, per a new study in the Journal of Communication Studies. … [Read more...] about What your favorite font says about your political leaning