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The owner of Ask Italian and Zizzi pizza chains will not reopen around 75 of its restaurants following the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in the loss of up to 1,200 jobs.The Azzuri Group is being taken over by investment firm TowerBrook Capital Partners, which plans to keep open 225 restaurants and shops, protecting 5,000 jobs.But approximately 75 sites fall outside the scope of the deal and will subsequently close.It is unclear which restaurants will be affected.The dining sector has been knocked hard by the lockdown and pandemic, with a raft of restaurants having announced closures and jobs losses in recent weeks after seeing sales decimated.Frankie and Benny’s owner The Restaurant Group put up to 3,000 jobs on the line after announcing it was going to close 125 sites, and Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge owner Casual Dining Group said it would close 91 restaurants after calling in administrators.Pizza Express is reportedly planning to axe around 75 sites across the UK.Steve Holmes, the chief executive of Azzurri Group, which also owns the Coco di Mama and Pod fast-food chains, said the Covid-19 crisis had had “a profound impact on the casual dining sector, bringing many businesses like ours to a standstill”.“Despite being a successful operator, the immediate loss of revenue during lockdown meant that we have had to make some incredibly difficult decisions to protect the business for the long term,” he said.“It is with deep sadness that this process will result in the permanent closure of a number of sites and that we must say goodbye to greatly valued employees across our brands.“Looking forwards, TowerBrook is a strong new partner who shares our ambitions for the future.“Their additional investment has enabled us to preserve the majority of our restaurants, stores and jobs and I am confident that, under TowerBrook’s ownership, Azzurri will navigate the period ahead successfully.”TowerBrook will invest around £70 million to support Azzurri Group and plans to reopen 40 pizza restaurants next week, followed by its Coco di Mama chain and more Ask and Zizzi sites later in the summer. Pod will switch to delivery only.Related...
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Amazon has announced a new smart shopping cart for the grocery store it plans to open in Woodland Hills, California, later this year.
The cart can tell which items you place in it and allows you to skip the checkout line by automatically charging your Amazon account when you exit.
The Dash Cart also has a touch screen on its front, and Amazon's grocery store will have a specific lane for shoppers using the cart.
The announcement comes after Amazon confirmed in late 2019 its plans to open a new grocery store separate from Whole Foods.
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Amazon just provided a closer glimpse at what the shopping experience at its first grocery store will be like with the unveiling of the Amazon Dash Cart — a smart shopping cart that can detect which items you place in it.
The cart is designed for handling one or two bags of groceries, and customers using the cart will be able to skip the checkout line. Amazon says it's rolling out the Dash Cart at its grocery store in Woodland Hills, California, when it opens later this year.
The cart uses machine learning to identify items placed in the cart and comes equipped with a touch screen. When leaving the store, sensors identify the shopper's cart and automatically charge the associated Amazon account.
Based on Amazon's introductory video, the Dash Cart seems to work almost like a mobile self-checkout. Shoppers would log in using a QR code in Amazon's app before placing their bags in the cart. The cart identifies barcode items as they're placed in the bag, and shoppers can use the touch screen to type in codes for non-barcode items like produce.
The touch screen will also allow shoppers to view their subtotal and access their Alexa shopping lists, and each cart will also have a built-in coupon scanner.
Amazon's grocery store will have a specific checkout lane for shoppers using Dash Carts that allows them to bypass the checkout line.
Amazon confirmed its plans to open a new grocery store separate from Whole Foods after it began posting job listings for the store in late 2019, as CNET reported at the time. The confirmation came after previous reports from The New York Times and Wall Street Journal shed light in Amazon's grocery store ambitions.
Amazon has reportedly been considering combining the aspects of traditional in-store shopping with online pickup for its grocery stores, according to a New York Times report from last year citing an internal memo from 2017. The Wall Street Journal also reported in March 2019 that Amazon was planning to open dozens of grocery stores in major cities across the United States. Amazon has only confirmed the Woodland Hills location.
Amazon isn't the only company developing smart shopping carts designed to consolidate the shopping and checkout process. Companies such as Caper and Veeve have developed similar carts that can identify objects and allow customers to pay for items directly from the cart rather than the checkout counter. SEE ALSO: I tried Hey, the $99 a year email app that Apple threatened to remove from the App Store, and it completely changed the way I look at my inbox forever
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In late June, Microsoft said it would permanently close its chain of 82 retail stores after temporarily shuttering them in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s an ignominious end to a failed experiment and attempt by Microsoft to try and build some of same cachet as the Apple Store.But Microsoft’s largely humdrum hardware never inspired the same devotion as Apple’s devices. And Microsoft could never outmarket Apple — the Microsoft Store never came up with the equivalent of the Genius Bar, and the stores were never destinations in and of themselves like Apple Stores have been.To read this article in full, please click here
Zhang Shengyu, a prominent researcher at Chinese tech giant Tencent, said that China will not be able to match the US and Europe in quantum computing “within two or three years,” the South China Morning Post reported.Why it matters: Though commercially viable applications for the technology have yet to materialize, its potential to upend information processing makes quantum computing one of the most highly anticipated computing technologies currently in development.The global quantum computing market is projected to reach around $5 billion to $10 billion between 2020 and 2025.China’s quantum “megaproject,” which seeks to achieve breakthroughs by 2030 as part of its 13th five-year plan, indicates Beijing’s interest in becoming competitive in the field despite its domestic industry being significantly younger than that of the US.“People are always talking about the possible applications, such as in materials, medicine and artificial intelligence.But how to make it a reality is a problem puzzling the world.”
These scales can span several orders of magnitude and can be difficult to capture within the constraints of the available computing resources.High-performance computing can stand up to this challenge when paired with the right scientific code; but simulating turbulent flows at problem sizes beyond the current state of the art requires new thinking in concert with top-of-the-line heterogeneous platforms.Earlier this year, the team developed a new algorithm optimized for the IBM AC922 Summit supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF).The simulations the team conducts on Summit are expected to clarify important issues regarding rapidly churning turbulent fluid flows, which will have a direct impact on the modeling of reacting flows in engines and other types of propulsion systems.GESTS is a computational fluid dynamics code in the Center for Accelerated Application Readiness at the OLCF, a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.An FFT is a math algorithm that computes the conversion of a signal (or a field) from its original time or space domain to a representation in the frequency (or wave number) space--and vice versa for the inverse transform.
A majority of sessions and conversations evoked the term in some fashion, matching the trend I’ve noticed online and in client interactions.A look at the Google Trends trajectory for “account based marketing” over the past five years reminds me a bit of the trajectory for “content marketing” in the five years prior.It’s only natural that B2B organizations everywhere are either adopting or taking an interest in ABM, because the strategy is founded on so many key pillars of effective marketing today: personalization, organizational alignment, and the focused pursuit of high-value customers.Sales and Marketing Alignment is the Biggest ABM ChallengeMost companies report being in the earlier stages of ABM maturity, and it’s evident that sales and marketing alignment is a common barrier to progress, with a leading 46% of survey respondents citing it as their biggest ABM-related challenge.A strategic and sophisticated ABM program is built on orchestrated account selection, outreach, and nurturing processes.
With winter just around the corner, temperatures have already begun to drop in many parts of the country.With cold weather comes dry air from heaters and furnaces, which leads to dry skin, scratchy throats, and general dehydration.Breathing dry air is a potential health hazard that can also cause respiratory ailments such as asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, and nosebleeds.Fortunately, there are ways to combat the dry air that winter and heaters bring.This is where a quality humidifier can help, and we’ve found a great deal on one for you.The fact that the humidifier utilizes cooled mist makes it ideal if you have children in your home because there is no hot steam or hot water that could scald your kids.
YouTube is rolling out a redesigned homepage on desktop and tablets, offering what it says is a UI that makes it easier for users to discover new videos to watch.Among other things, users will note the arrival of ‘richer’ thumbnails, as well as longer video titles that help the user see what, exactly, they’re about to watch.As well, channel icons are easier to see, some content shelves have been removed, and more.In addition to showing larger titles with video thumbnails, YouTube is now also showing the channel’s avatar next to the titles, making it easier for users to see which channel the content comes from.In addition, desktop users are now seeing a new ‘Add to queue’ option that enables them to directly add a video to their playlist.This can be done while the current video remains live in a smaller window on the screen, making it possible to browse and queue up content while watching a video.
There's a brand-new generation of video game consoles coming next year, but that doesn't do anything much for 2019 holiday shoppers.Currently enjoying something of a creative renaissance, board games have been gaining momentum for the past couple of years and are now just this side of mainstream.Tabletop board games have come a long way since the classics that defined an industry, like Monopoly and Clue, and now many involve detailed problem-solving or complex strategy, ultimately redefining the parameters about what it is that makes a great game.With variations of play styles and rules for many tabletop games, some with options for additional card expansion packs, the best board games aren't just fun for children, they also present an exciting challenge for serious gamers.The themes are, not surprisingly, often focused on Dungeons & Dragons-style fantasy, zombie attacks, sci-fi battles and Lovecraftian supernatural high jinks.Some games, like the recent Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth, combine miniature figures, map tiles and a highly polished tablet app that handles some of the card and combat management for you.
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In some ways, the social media app TikTok couldn’t have rose to prominence at a worse moment.The platform for sharing short-form video clips is owned by the Chinese startup Bytedance, and surged in popularity just as the United States’ relations with China are turning icier than they have been in years.Republican lawmakers routinely accuse the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube of censoring conservative voices.Now TikTok is coming under fire for many of the same issues.Oh, and the app is particularly popular with teenagers and young people.“A company compromised by the Chinese Communist Party knows where your children are, knows what they look like, what their voices sound like, what they’re watching, and what they share with each other.”
After a long day of work, it’s nice to be able to sip on a fancy cocktail freshly prepared by your favorite bartender.It’s the kind of thing many of us do, but achieving the same results at home is no easy feat.That’s where the Drinkworks Home Bar by Keurig swoops in to save the day.This one-of-a-kind cocktail-making machine is something you can enjoy at home — and the creations it serves up are impressively similar to their bartender-made counterparts.It’s essentially a Keurig machine that, instead of making coffee via disposable pods, crafts together professionally made cocktails.You have a professional bartender that can quickly whip up some of your favorite drinks, all without the hassle and mess of buying all the ingredients and then mixing them together.
About half of all women in the U.S. will suffer a bone fracture due to osteoporosis.Now, researchers at UTSA have received multimillion-dollar funding to reexamine bone mineral density, a measure of bone fracture risks, and another critical component in bone known as proteoglycans.UTSA scientists believe that proteoglycans, which occur naturally in bones' extrafibrillar matrix in a small amount (less than 1.0% in volume), interact with water to sustain bones' ductility, or their ability to absorb energy and resist fracture."If there are proteoglycans in your bones, we think you are better equipped to resist a fracture during a fall," said Xiaodu Wang, a professor in UTSA's Department of Mechanical Engineering and the principal investigator on the project, who will examine if this group of proteins indeed make bones tougher by absorbing water into the bone structure.Data show that BMD captures only about 50% to 60% of actual bone fragility fractures.Wang's laboratory seeks to understand the underlying mechanism and thus prevent or deter the loss of the proteins before bone brittleness develops.
If you’re looking for a pair of headphones that would get you into the groove of getting fit, wireless in-ear headphones simply do the trick.Sony’s WI-SP600N keeps you focused on your workout with digital noise-cancellation technology that filters out distracting ambient sound.Rest assured, you’ll be able to stay aware of your surroundings with just enough of the background seeping in.The Sony Headphone’s Connect app allows you to customize your sound by selecting preset audio equalizer profiles, EQ mode, or Quick Sound settings.In terms of wearability, the WI-SP600N is lightweight despite being larger than conventional models while a secure fit is assured with stability fins and ear tips in four different sizes.Backed up with an IPX4 rating, it is splashproof, which means you can push through with your work out regardless of the weather or how much you sweat — though the pool remains to be uncharted territory.
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Cinderblock is a 25-pound Russian Blue cat who recently was brought to Northshore Veterinary Hospital in Bellingham, Washington, to be euthanized because her owner could no longer care for her.But medical director and veterinarian Brita Kiffney just couldn't do it, and got the owner's permission to keep the kitty, CNN reports.Kiffney and staff are now trying to help the cat lose excess pounds safely.Cinder, as the hospital has nicknamed her, first gained fame for a 13-second Facebook video where she's seen on an underwater treadmill (the water makes it easier on her joints, the hospital says).But instead of throwing herself into the workout, Cinder is seen lackadaisically pawing the treadmill with one foot while wailing, as a staff member offers her encouragement.That video has been watched more than 2.4 million times, and it's easy to see why.