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Tesco demands supplier price cuts in discount battle

Tesco demands supplier price cuts in discount battle

Business
Tesco has reportedly asked suppliers to agree price cuts as it steps up its battle with budget supermarkets.The move is part of its shift to an "everyday low pricing strategy", which will see it use fewer promotions.A Tesco spokesperson said: "We are committed to open, fair and transparent partnerships with all of our suppliers."Tesco has given suppliers a deadline of 10 July to agree, according to the Grocer.Several suppliers told the trade publication that they faced pressure from the supermarket to lower their prices.Some raised concerns over the timescale of the demands, as well as a lack of clarity over how the change in promotions would work in practice. Tesco shoppers buying more during fewer trips Tesco sells Polish supermarket business Tesco laun...
WHO warns against ‘complacency’ in COVID-19 battle amid protests, public gatherings

WHO warns against ‘complacency’ in COVID-19 battle amid protests, public gatherings

World
June 8 (UPI) -- The head of the World Health Organization warned Monday that governments should guard against complacency in the battle against the spread of COVID-19, especially because of public gatherings and protests worldwide. "More than six months into this pandemic, this is not the time for any country to take its foot off the pedal," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday in a press briefing from Geneva, Switzerland. Advertisement Worldwide, the number of reported infections passed 7 million, Sunday, with more than 400,000 deaths. Tedros said that although some countries in Europe are seeing progress with the slowing of the disease, the number of cases worldwide is still increasing with more than 100,000 positive cases reported every day for nine of the past 1...
NASA, SpaceX expect to battle storms again for Saturday launch

NASA, SpaceX expect to battle storms again for Saturday launch

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., May 30 (UPI) -- NASA and SpaceX will battle storm clouds again in Florida on Saturday during what could be the second attempt in four days to launch astronauts to the International Space Station. Elon Musk's SpaceX aims to be the first private company to launch astronauts into orbit, while NASA hopes Saturday will mark a return to human spaceflight from U.S. soil for the first time in nine years. Advertisement At the scheduled liftoff time of 3:22 p.m. EDT, there will be 50 percent chance of poor launch weather, according to the U.S. Space Force forecast. Because timing is everything in catching up to the space station, the launch must occur precisely on time. There is no wiggle room for even the slightest delay. Storm clouds and precipitation are likely, which are the sam...
‘It’s like building Spitfires’: The F1 engineers helping battle COVID-19

‘It’s like building Spitfires’: The F1 engineers helping battle COVID-19

Technology
The head of a group of businesses collaborating to build ventilators says he's "never seen anything like" the effort being put in to help save lives in his 40-year industrial career.Dick Elsy, chief executive of VentilatorChallengeUK Consortium, said the group was set to deliver an estimated ten years' worth of production in just a few months. The group is made up of 15 firms including some of the biggest names in engineering and technology.Airbus, McLaren, Ford, Siemens and medical specialists have all been involved.The consortium is currently working on mass producing two types of ventilator at speed. ...
Coronavirus: AI steps up in battle against Covid-19

Coronavirus: AI steps up in battle against Covid-19

Technology
It feels as if a superhuman effort is needed to help ease the global pandemic killing so many.Artificial intelligence may have been hyped - but when it comes to medicine, it already has a proven track record.So can machine learning rise to this challenge of finding a cure for this terrible disease?There is no shortage of companies trying to solve the dilemma.Oxford-based Exscientia, the first to put an AI-discovered drug into human trial, is trawling through 15,000 drugs held by the Scripps research institute, in California.And Healx, a Cambridge company set up by Viagra co-inventor Dr David Brown, has repurposed its AI system developed to find drugs for rare diseases. T...