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AOC leapt into the ongoing Twitter battle between lawmakers and Amazon over workers’ rights and bathroom breaks by sharing internal company memo

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  • Rep. Ocasio-Cortez on Friday entered a Twitter feud between Amazon and lawmakers.
  • An internal Amazon memo asked staff to stop using Amazon bags as toilets, The Intercept reported.
  • Sharing it on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez asked Amazon, “This you?”
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday leapt into an ongoing Twitter feud between lawmakers and Amazon, calling into question whether the company’s policies have forced workers to skip bathroom breaks.

An Amazon account had posted on Twitter its response to claims that workers had to urinate in water bottles. It said: “You don’t really believe the peeing in bottles thing, do you? If that were true, nobody would work for us.”

Ocasio-Cortez responded by sharing an internal Amazon Logistics memo asking staffers to stop using Amazon bags as bathrooms. The May 2020 memo, which was first reported by The Intercept, asked employees to not “return bags to station with poop inside.”

“This you?” Ocasio-Cortez said.

-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 26, 2021

Insider has reached out to Amazon for comment.

Ocasio-Cortez joined a growing cluster of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle calling for Amazon to update policies. Senator Elizabeth Warren clashed with Amazon on Thursday on Twitter over tax laws.

“You make the tax laws @SenWarren; we just follow them,” Amazon said on Friday.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

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Senator Bernie Sanders has called for support a unionization drive, and joined warehouse employees on-site in Bessemer, Alabama, on Friday.

“There’s a big difference between talk and action,” Amazon said on Friday. “@SenSanders has been a powerful politician in Vermont for 30 years and their min wage is still $11.75. Amazon’s is $15, plus great health care from day one. Sanders would rather talk in Alabama than act in Vermont.”

Senator Marco Rubio earlier this month also said he supported the union drive. “When the conflict is between working Americans and a company whose leadership has decided to wage culture war against working-class values, the choice is easy – I support the workers,” he said on Twitter.

The company has long said its workers were treated fairly. Its Amazon News account said: “The truth is that we have over a million incredible employees around the world who are proud of what they do, and have great wages and health care from day one.”

  • Sharing it on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez asked Amazon, “This you?”
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    Bitcoin surges near $40,000 after Elon Musk says Tesla will resume crypto payments when mining is cleaner

    Marco Bello/Win McNamee/Getty Images Bitcoin jumped above $39,000 after Elon Musk suggested Tesla might accept it as payment again. Musk said…

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    • Bitcoin jumped above $39,000 after Elon Musk suggested Tesla might accept it as payment again.
    • Musk said he’ll do it when there’s proof of about 50% of mining energy used is clean.
    • Tesla halted bitcoin payments last month over concern its mining process is damaging to the environment.
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    Bitcoin traded above $39,000 for a second day on Monday after Elon Musk tweeted Tesla would accept payment in cryptocurrency again once mining can be done using cleaner energy.

    “When there’s confirmation of reasonable (~50%) clean energy usage by miners with positive future trend, Tesla will resume allowing Bitcoin transactions,” the billionaire said in a tweet.

    He was responding to a Cointelegraph report that quoted Magda Wierzycka, a South African billionaire businesswoman and CEO of asset manager Sygnia, saying that Musk’s bitcoin-related tweets should have led to a regulatory investigation.

    According to Wierzycka, Musk deliberately pumped up bitcoin’s value and then sold a chunk of his exposure at its peak. But the Tesla boss disputed this claim, saying “Tesla only sold ~10% of holdings to confirm BTC could be liquidated easily without moving market.”

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    Bitcoin was last trading 11% higher around $39,530 on Monday as of 3:20 a.m. ET, and is up 36% so far this year.

    “The charts suggest consolidation followed by a rally through $41,000 targets further gains to around $44,000,” Jeffrey Halley, a senior market analyst at OANDA, said.

    Musk revealed in February his electric car company invested $1.5 billion in bitcoin and that it would start accepting it as payment for its vehicles. Barely three months later, Tesla made a U-turn and stopped payment in bitcoin because of how energy-intensive the mining process is.

    “We are concerned about the rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for bitcoin mining and transactions, especially coal, which has the worst emissions of any fuel,” Musk said in a tweet at the time.

    It isn’t clear yet how Musk will gather data to assess bitcoin’s clean energy use. But he previously suggested that the cryptocurrency can rid itself of its negative environmental image if top miners prove they’re using greener energy by posting audited data on renewables used.

    Read More: Founders of a leading crypto brokerage lay out a thesis for why ether looks ‘very cheap’ while providing a more conservative case for bitcoin – and share 2 ETH challengers to watch

    Source: https://markets.businessinsider.com/currencies/news/bitcoin-price-elon-musk-tesla-resume-crypto-payments-clean-energy-2021-6-1030518811

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    Global Digital Education Content Market5: Technavio

    NEW YORK, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ –The digital education content market is expected to grow by USD 42.93 billion, progressing at a CAGR of almo…

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    NEW YORK, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —

    Digital Education Content Market by End-user and Geography - Forecast and Analysis 2021-2025

    The digital education content market is expected to grow by USD 42.93 billion, progressing at a CAGR of almost 12% during the forecast period.

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    The rapid penetration of internet-enabled devices is one of the major factors propelling the market growth. However, factors such as increased availability of open educational resources will hamper the market growth.

    More details: https://www.technavio.com/report/digital-education-content-market-industry-analysis

    Digital Education Content Market: End-user Landscape

    The involvement of digital education technology in K-12 education is primarily in the form of digital textbooks. Owing to the high cost and limited accessibility associated with traditional printed textbooks, educational institutions are increasingly focusing on the development of digital content libraries and online resources. Therefore, the growth of the market segment is expected to be significant during the forecast period.

    Digital Education Content Market: Geographic Landscape

    47% of the market’s growth will originate from North America during the forecast period. The US and Canada are the key markets for digital education content in North America. Market growth in this region will be slower than the growth of the market in APAC, South America, and MEA. The rising adoption of internet-enabled devices in education is one of the prime factors that will facilitate the digital education content market growth in North America over the forecast period.

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    Higher Education M-learning Market by Type and Geography – Forecast and Analysis 2021-2025: The higher education m-learning market size has the potential to grow by USD 3.44 billion during 2021-2025, and the market’s growth momentum will accelerate at a CAGR of 22.46%. Download Our Exclusive Sample Report

    Companies Covered:

    • Adobe Inc.
    • Cengage Learning Holdings II Inc.
    • McGraw-Hill Education Inc.
    • MPS Ltd.
    • New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc.
    • NIIT Ltd.
    • Pearson Plc
    • Providence Equity Partners LLC
    • TAL Education Group
    • Think & Learn Pvt. Ltd.

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    • Market ecosystem
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    • Market definition
    • Market segment analysis
    • Market size 2020
    • Market outlook: Forecast for 2020 – 2025

    Five Forces Analysis

    • Five forces summary
    • Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition

    Market Segmentation by End-user

    • Market segments
    • Comparison by End-user
    • K-12 – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
    • Higher education – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
    • Market opportunity by End-user

    Customer landscape

    Geographic Landscape

    • Geographic segmentation
    • Geographic comparison
    • North America – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
    • APAC – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
    • Europe – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
    • South America – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
    • MEA – Market size and forecast 2020-2025
    • Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity by geography
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
    • Market trends

    Vendor Landscape

    • Overview
    • Vendor landscape
    • Landscape disruption

    Vendor Analysis

    • Vendors covered
    • Market positioning of vendors
    • Adobe Inc.
    • Cengage Learning Holdings II Inc.
    • McGraw-Hill Education Inc.
    • MPS Ltd.
    • New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc.
    • NIIT Ltd.
    • Pearson Plc
    • Providence Equity Partners LLC
    • TAL Education Group
    • Think & Learn Pvt. Ltd.

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    • Currency conversion rates for US$
    • Research methodology
    • List of abbreviations

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    Prime Minister of Dominica Provides Update on International Airport and Importance of Citizenship by Investment Funds to Public Sector

    LONDON, June 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — During a government programme, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of the Commonwealth of Dominica provided view…

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    LONDON, June 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — During a government programme, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of the Commonwealth of Dominica provided viewers with an update on the anticipated international airport. The government has now officially signed an agreement with Montreal Management Company to construct the airport funded entirely by the country’s Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme.

    Project manager Collin McIntyre joined the Prime Minister to discuss the importance of using CBI funds instead of taking out loans that would burden taxpayers and generate additional debt. Prime Minister Skerrit also reviewed how the funds are used, detailing the government’s transparency. This includes a budget for the airport’s construction with the government appropriating CBI allocations to meet the budgeted amount.

    Prime Minister Skerrit also noted how vital the programme was to the public sector as a whole: “We thank God for the CBI and the many opportunities the programme has brought to our country. […] The CBI funds are used for public sector investment projects [like] roads, bridges, schools, housing, health centres, hospitals and paying down on our most expensive debts. We really have not been using the CBI funds for recurrent expenditure except after Hurricane Maria.”

    As of late, funds from the programme have contributed to constructing a state-of-the-art hospital, an expansive housing project, and 12 health centres on the island. The programme’s transparency has been corroborated by independent bodies, including Pricewaterhouse Coopers, which did an audit of the programme and its expenditure analysis in a 2019 report.

    With nearly three decades of experience within the investment migration realm, Dominica’s CBI Programme is consistently ranked as the world’s best by the annual CBI Index. The programme enables wealthy individuals and additional dependants to become citizens of the country by investing in a government fund or purchasing pre-approved real estate. Applicants are then subjected to rigorous due diligence checks to ensure only those of upstanding character become citizens. Only once passing these checks do applicants receive a receipt of citizenship and apply for their second passport. Citizens and expats from or residing in the Middle East, particularly in the United Arab Emirates, have flocked to Dominica for decades under its economic citizenship programme due to its affordability, longevity and its family structure that enables applicants to add a wide list of dependants to an application.

    Being a Dominican citizen comes with a wealth of opportunities like increased global mobility to over 140 countries and territories, alternative business prospects in a stable democracy and significantly, the ability to pass citizenship down for generations to come.

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