“Over here we have some mint, romaine lettuce, there’s basil in the back there, chives are coming, flat-leaf parsley…” advertisement advertisement Jimmy Ng, program director of The Growing Experience, an urban farm in Long Beach, California, is showing me the results of an “aquaponics” system that is helping his crops survive the brutal drought that has persisted here for four years. Not only has there been a lack of precipitation in California, but the weather has been wildly unpredictable. On the day I meet Ng in early October, it’s blisteringly hot–the thermometer’s pushing well past 90–making a stack of newly picked pumpkins look strangely out of place. The heat also makes it difficult to stand for too long inside the greenhouse where Ng is explaining how a 600-gallon tub filled with tilapia and goldfish, and 175 white, metal towers have miraculously produced the plethora of green produce. Ng points to a white, … [Read more...] about This Californian Urban Farm Is A Glimpse Into The Future Of Agriculture
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It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when the era of bizarre corporate do-gooding started. But in June 2018 it certainly went viral. That’s when Domino’s launched its “Paving for Pizza” campaign, which included video shot from inside one of its pizza boxes while a driver navigated all manner of terrible road conditions. The message: Poorly maintained roads aren’t just an inconvenience—they can devastate the deliciousness of your future pizza delivery. advertisement advertisement Domino’s marketing campaign had an added benefit of community improvement: It committed to fill potholes in 20 places around the country, to ensure smooth pizza rides. All residents in those places had to do was requested aid online, and the company would start contacting town or city officials. As Ad Week reported, well over a 100,00 people took action, while Bernie Sanders blasted the idea because it steamrolled over a more important discussion about why … [Read more...] about As corporate philanthropy and marketing stunts converge, who is actually benefiting?
Guillermo del Toro had quite a year, with his robots-vs-Godzillas blockbuster Pacific Rim doing brisk business on the world stage. Capping this achievement, the director was also invited to animate one of The Simpsons’ opening credits couch gags, an honor reserved for celebrated artists like Bill Plympton and Banksy. Considering how far del Toro knocked it out of the park, however, it seems like the honor is all The Simpsons’. advertisement In recent years, high-profile guests have made the couch gag an event–like when Banksy controversially depicted the South Korean animators of the show drudging under hellish conditions. However, whether viewers know who Guillermo del Toro is or not, they will likely be floored by his take on the opening, which doesn’t even wait until the couch makes an appearance for all sorts of twisted mayhem to break loose. Describing the animated sequence would turn anyone into Saturday Night Live’s Stefon: it’s got … [Read more...] about Guillermo Del Toro’s Couch Gag For “The Simpsons” Is a Monster (It’s All The Monsters)
Markets regulator SEBI will be looking to tackle a host of issues at its board meeting on November 20.Here are some of the major talking points:Rights issue processClose Based on a long-pending demand of making the rights issue process more efficient, the market regulator may discuss a significant reduction in time taken to process a rights issue to 31 days or less, from the current 55-58 day framework. related news Stake sale in BPCL, SCI, Concor to strengthen firms, bring in fresh investments: FICCI NCP leaders meet ahead of joint meeting with Congress Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for Isosorbide Dinitrate tablets, Desonide Cream As it stands now, a rights issue process, through the fast track route, typically takes 55-58 days and excludes the period taken for completing the letter of offer and any statutory and regulatory approvals.This has been under discussion as issuers perceive a higher exposure to price risk due to current rights issue process.To this effect, the … [Read more...] about SEBI board meet: Here’s all you need to know
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to visit India in December for his annual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, The Indian Express has reported.According to report, governments of both the countries are working on dates between December 13 and 17 for the summit meeting.The report states that the Indian side is scouting for locations for the meet, and Assam and Odisha are being considered as the possible venues for the summit. While Guwahati is reportedly the first choice, Odisha capital Bhubaneshwar has emerged as the top contender.Close The Sun temple in Konark in Odisha is also being considered, owing to its picturesque background comparable to the October summit between Chinese Premier Xi Jinping and PM Modi in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu. related news 566 national highway projects running behind schedule: Nitin Gadkari Amit Shah accuses Congress of stalling Ayodhya judgement, keeping Kashmir problem hanging Sources told the newspaper that before … [Read more...] about Japan PM Shinzo Abe likely to visit India in December for summit with PM Modi: Report