Current Events: China Hits Back On Trade Dispute, Slapping Tariffs On 128 U.S. Products | International Business Management

Imported nuts from the United States are displayed for sale at a supermarket in Beijing on Monday. China raised import duties on U.S. pork, fruit and other products Monday.

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China announced late Sunday that it would retaliate for the Trump administration’s tariffs on steel and aluminum by imposing its own import charges on a list of 128 U.S. goods, including agricultural products ranging from fruit to frozen pork.

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USA added tariffs to still and aluminum products. China is reacting. What will be the impact in our production and consumers?

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5 Things We Know About the People Who Live Longest by Megan Wildhood — YES! Magazine

My Fellow Unhealthy Americans. Read and Act. ==> Despite spending much more on health care, Americans are sicker than people in other wealthy countries, with illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and stroke on the rise. So are “despair deaths” from drugs, alcohol, and suicide, according to researchers, with social isolation, poverty, and addiction laying the groundwork.

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Episode 1 | Following the Digital Thread: Revolutionizing Supply Chains | MITSMR

Episode 1 | Following the Digital Thread: Revolutionizing Supply Chains | MITSMR

#DigitalThread #SupplyChain #MITSloan ==> As digital technologies grow more sophisticated and data proliferates, manufacturers have an opportunity to transform how they make things through an emerging technology called the digital thread.

In Part 1 of our eight-part video series, we explore the real power of the digital thread, which lies not just in a “cradle-to-grave” virtual rendering of the manufacturing process, but also in the possibility of taking the lessons learned from analyzing product performance and applying them to future generations of the manufacturing process and product design.

Courses: Management of Information Systems, Selected Topics In Management

This amazing robot swims like an eel AND detects pollution — ideas.ted.com

Inspired by one of nature’s most efficient swimmers, bio-roboticist Auke Ijspeert and his team are building a sinuous robot that can venture into toxic waters. Let’s say you wanted to build a robot that was the most efficient swimmer possible. You’d probably try to take inspiration from nature, copying the best moves from a fish.…

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Jack Ma: Everything we teach should be different from machines | Jack Ma | Alibaba | World Economic Forum

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“Everything we teach should be different from machines. If we do not change the way we teach, thirty years from now we will be in trouble,” says Alibaba founder Jack Ma at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/LH-fdIkdL_Q

British Columbia: The Wind Network – DRONEWEEK – GE

Fly through the largest wind farm in Western Canada where over 60 wind turbines work seamlessly together and generate enough energy to power over 54,000 homes. On this exclusive tour of Meikle Wind in British Columbia, discover how GE uses drones to safely inspect over 60 wind turbines.

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The Steel Industry in Port Sagunto, Valencia, Spain | Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche |Global Learning Adventures

Global Learning Adventures in Port Sagunto, Valencia, Spain. Blast Furnace Nº.2 is the only surviving blast furnace tower of the three that were in operation at the height of the steel industry’s activity in Puerto de Sagunto. The structure, which is 64 metres high, was built in 1922 and rebuilt in the 1960s. Operating at 1000 degrees centigrade, it was used to create the steel and iron that was employed in the large construction projects of the 20th-century, such as the building known as the “finca de hierro” in Valencia, the Windsor building in Madrid, the Telefonica building in Seville and the Seat factory in Barcelona. Following its restoration, it received the Europa Nostra 2012 (European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage) Award. Visitors to the furnace tower can discover how it worked and find out about the steel-making industry that gave rise to the Port of Sagunto. (http://www.valenciaturisme.org/en/municipio/sagunto)

Video Link: https://youtu.be/rTy_OXkqMPw

Keywords: Steel Industry, Supply Chain, Logistics, International Business