FedEx to no longer partner with Amazon

first_imgFedEx has announced that it will no longer serve as a carrier service to Amazon starting next month. The company reported Wednesday that it plans to let its ground shipping contract expire at the end of August just as it did with it’s air shipping contract in June.While FedEx has been on of Amazon’s biggest partners, Amazon’s push to serve as it’s own delivery network to allow for even faster deliveries has essentially been cutting out the middle man.FedEx reported that in 2018, Amazon accounted for less than 1.3% of its total revenue. The company also noted that it has been successful in taking steps to allow them to “focus on the broader e-commerce market.”Neither company seems scorned about the change. Amazon released it’s own statement saying that they are thankful for their partnership with FedEx:“We are constantly innovating to improve the carrier experience and sometimes that means reevaluating our carrier relationships,” an Amazon spokesperson said in a statement. “FedEx has been a great partner over the years and we appreciate all their work delivering packages to our customers.”last_img read more

How Cheteshwar Pujara has been dealing with the COVID-19 lockdown

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTI/Sky SportsAdvertisement cosbmvNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs04wWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ew2t09( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) lfuyWould you ever consider trying this?😱th1Can your students do this? 🌚9nglvsRoller skating! Powered by Firework The three month nearing lock down in India may just have seen its first relaxation, resumption of cricket is still a far cry. The IPL 2020 has no confirmed return date yet, and India’s next international tour is only to be held all the way in December against Australia. While this lock down may have been a strange phase in the career of many cricketers, Cheteshwar Pujara is quite familiar with the process, and from spending time with his daughter to helping his wife for household duties.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/Sky SportsYesterday, Pujara went onto a live session with sports presenter Arjun Pandit for Sony Ten Pit Stop show on Facebook, where the no. 3 Test batsman spoke about his ‘lock down diary’.When asked about if the lock down has affected Pujara in any way, he recalled his childhood days and how the strict parenting by his father and former first class cricketer Arvind Pujara, and how his little daughter Aditi is doing the same!Advertisement “Most of my life has been like a lock down” Pujara said in the interview, “before, it was my father who made my life like a lock down, and now my daughter also wants me to stay under lock down.”“Because I’m able to spend more time with her, so she’s really happy that I’m at home,” the 32 year old added.Advertisement Pujara further went on about the household chores he has been doing in the past few months, and emphasised on the importance of helping his wife Puja.He continued, “If my wife is taking all the load, it is my responsibility and I also feel that by helping her, it will make life better, not just for her but for the entire family.”In addition to giving a helping hand to his wife, Pujara also expressed his passion for cooking, and how he is planning to learn it very soon.“I can’t cook so that is a disadvantage, but I love cooking and I want to learn it from somewhere” At some stage I’ll learn cooking and I’ll cook some dishes for my wife,” Pujara added.Pujara has made 75 red ball appearances for the Men in Blue, and has scored 5740 runs.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Indian Olympic Association to ban Chinese sponsors in light of growing tensionsRacer turned adult model Renee Gracie tells Indians to ‘get off her page’ Advertisementlast_img read more

Crematorium Proposal Returns To Middletown

first_img“We have maps and data that support that smoke from this size stack will travel for six miles. If accurate, you’re not talking about a local issue. This covers a large part of northern Monmouth County. You’re talking north to Hazlet and Holmdel; west to Marlboro and south to Red Bank and Little Silver. This is not just a couple of neighborhoods in Middletown that should be worried,” added Clark, who recently launched an online petition denouncing the crematorium. The petition currently has more than 4,000 signatures. Rather than a location set behind the cemetery’s mausoleums, which are visible to drivers traveling the state roadway, the developers have eyed a vacant, forested area on the other side of the railroad tracks identified on the municipal tax map as Block 865, Lot 136. According to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) press officer Lawrence Hajna, Fair View Cemetery applied for an air pollution control pre-construction permit three years before submitting its application to the township in 2017. Unlike the original site among the cemetery’s thousands of headstones, which includes vital infrastructure like roadways, parking areas and utilities, this 19.5-acre plot is completely undeveloped and, if approved, would place the crematorium directly across Oak Hill Road from the entrance to the Poricy Park Nature Center and a residential development accessible via Ivy Hill Road. It would also be adjacent to Fairview Fields, a series of soccer fields used by township athletes. Currently there are no regulating measures on the books in Middletown pertaining to crematoriums. Mackiewicz said when the application first came before the planning board, she questioned a developer’s professional about the chamber emissions and was troubled to hear the response. “They told me the only thing that comes out of the chamber is water vapor. But that’s a vague statement. After questioning them about the vapor, they said it would not be 100 percent clean. They said it’s the same effect as if I was running my own fireplace. But I’m not putting bodies in my fire place. There’s other things in a body we need to worry about,” Mackiewicz told The Two River Times. Clark also noted there is mercury present in some deceased bodies, mostly derived from silver dental fillings, that is most dangerous to pregnant women and small children. Though crematoriums are considered low emitters of potentially hazardous materials, a group of township residents are not so sure. QUESTIONINGEMISSIONS According to the New Jersey Cemetery Association there are an estimated 25 operational crematoriums in the state, and around the country they are being viewed as a viable option for cemeteries that are running out of plots. A crematorium is a permitted use at Fair View Cemetery, one of the largest nonsectarian cemeteries in the Garden State. Two years ago the application was granted conditional approval by the Middletown Planning Board. The DEP approved thatpermit June 19, 2014, andthe permit is due to expireJune 18, 2019, Hajna toldThe Two River Times. Regina Mackiewicz said she began monitoring the situation in April 2017, and is the founder of the Facebook group Stop Fairview Crematorium, a private group that has nearly 550 members. Fair View Cemetery, a 90-acre parcel bordering Route 35 South, Oak Hill Road and the NJ Transit North Jersey Coast Line railway, initially proposed the construction of a crematorium in April 2017. However, the site of theproject will be moved.center_img Clark, who was an active member of the Residents Against Giant Electric (RAGE) group, which was instrumental in defeating a $111 million power line proposal by JCP&L, said a new resident opposition group is growing in the township and is collecting data that shows the potential dangers which could arise from the crematorium chambers. The scope of the project is expected to remain the same when Fair View Cemetery goes back to the planning board March 20. A NEW LOCATION Despite several attempts, Fair View Cemetery superintendent William Rockafellow could not be reached for comment. “For me, it’s the environmental impact and it’s the toxins that are most troubling. The smoke stacks are said to be low emitters, but there are still hazardous materials like mercury we need to worry about,” said Andrew Clark during a Feb. 25 interview with The Two River Times. Mackiewicz noted that some bodies can contain medical implants, silicone implants and even unaccounted-for pacemakers. “If pacemakers aren’t removed at the funeral home, who is to say they’ll be removed by the crematorium operators? It could be overlooked, and pacemakers do explode inside crematorium chambers, damaging the chambers and filtration systems, which could lead to bigger problems.” But when the developer, Fair View Cemetery Association, sought a setback variance a few months later, which would have allowed them to build the facility just 50 feet away from the nearby highway, the application was snuffed out with a unanimous vote at the July 24, 2017 zoning board meeting. According to the projectdescription delivered to thezoning board in September2016, the project called fora 1,128-square-foot humancrematorium facility withtwo chambers. Because the application is open before the planning board, Middletown Township personnel and elected officials declined comment. RESIDENTS RALLYIN OPPOSITION MIDDLETOWN – After lying dormant, an application for a proposed crematorium is scheduled to go back before the township planning board in March. Crematoriums have been a controversial topic in the area in recent years, including a 2014 case in Oceanport in which elected officials said they would mount a legal defense against Woodbine Cemetery. Though Woodbine proposed a crematorium, it could not obtain an air pollution permit from the DEP. In 2016, a group of Manalapan residents entered a similar fight against a proposed crematorium at the Old Tennent Cemetery. The planning board ultimately refused to hear the application.last_img read more

Latest: QPR 0 Blackburn 1 – Woe for Smithies as Rovers take early lead

first_imgShane Duffy’s 14th-minute goal put Blackburn ahead at Loftus Road.Keeper Alex Smithies, making his full league debut for QPR, spilled Craig Conway’s left-wing free-kick at the far post and felt he was fouled by Duffy, who tapped into an unguarded net.Blackburn had been dealt an early blow when left-back Tommy Spurr was poleaxed as he defended a second-minute corner and was eventually stretchered off after six minutes of being attended to on the pitch.The inclusion of Smithies, who replaced the suspended Rob Green, was the only change to the Rangers starting line-up from Saturday’s home defeat against Nottingham Forest.Alejandro Faurlin and Jamie Mackie returned to the QPR squad after their respective injuries and are on the bench.QPR: Smithies, Perch, Onuoha, Angella, Konchesky; Henry, Tozser, Phillips, Luongo, Chery, Austin.Subs: Lumley, Hall, Hill, Doughty, Faurlin, Mackie, Gladwin.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Composer Spotlight! Ray Lindo’s Epic Royalty Free Tracks

first_imgRay Lindo creates epic royalty free music that can add impact and energy to your film or video project!French composer Ray Lindo is an expert at creating impactful tracks.  Specializing in music for the film and game industry, his soaring pieces convey energy and emotion.  With skills honed over several decades, Ray’s tracks have that big “Hollywood sound” – majestic instrumentals with building strings, intense percussion and powerful brass.  Take a listen below to some of his best (and certainly most epic) royalty free tracks.last_img

Fake news a drawback of tech penetration: Parrikar

first_imgSpread of technology comes with fallouts and drawbacks like fake news, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday. “Today we have got technology penetration everywhere but there are some drawbacks also like fake news. There are news reports that say cell connectivity is dangerous to humans … People want cell phones, but they don’t want towers in their village,” Mr. Parrikar said at an IT-related public function here.”People should realise that fake news can do enormous harm and a rumour can do more harm,” the Chief Minister said. He announced that the Goa government was gearing to go fully digital vis-a-vis government transactions by December this year. “We have been completely online on payments whether it is Real-time gross settlement systems (RTGS) or other modes. Now we have decided that all our transactions will be digitalised. We are trying to do it by September but it may go up to December ,”Mr. Parriakar said.last_img read more