Progress on child labour flatlining in world’s manufacturing hubs – Child Labour Index

Despite high levels of economic growth and improvements on poverty and education, progress on child labour has stalled in the manufacturing countries most entwined with global supply chains. These are the key findings of our latest annual Child Labour Index, which shows that manufacturing hubs, including China, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Cambodia, have registered no … More Progress on child labour flatlining in world’s manufacturing hubs – Child Labour Index

NCTO Raises Serious Concerns over the Administration’s Plan to Impose Tariffs on Mexico

Kim Glas, President & CEO of the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), issued the following statement today in response to the administration’s decision under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to assess penalty duties on Mexico as an attempt to address the growing immigration dispute on the U.S. southern border.  The proposed 5 % … More NCTO Raises Serious Concerns over the Administration’s Plan to Impose Tariffs on Mexico

Airopack Technology Group – Cantonal Court of Zug grants definitive Moratorium

Airopack Technology Group AG (“Airopack”) announced on June 6, 2019, that by decision dated June 5, 2019, the Cantonal Court of Zug, at the request of Airopack and its provisional administrator, has granted a definitive composition moratorium (definitive Nachlassstundung, a sort of Chapter 11 arrangement) for four months and has appointed Dr. Daniel Hunkeler, Baur … More Airopack Technology Group – Cantonal Court of Zug grants definitive Moratorium

Sensor-Packed Glove Learns Signatures of the Human Grasp

By guest author Rob Matheson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT researchers have developed a low-cost, sensor-packed glove that captures pressure signals as humans interact with objects. The glove can be used to create high-resolution tactile datasets that robots can leverage to better identify, weigh, and manipulate objects. Credit: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Wearing a sensor-packed … More Sensor-Packed Glove Learns Signatures of the Human Grasp