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Lowe’s Leverages Innovative Technology to Launch Contactless Pickup Lockers Nationwide

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MOORESVILLE, N.C., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
MOORESVILLE, N.C., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — To continue to improve the contactless delivery experience for customers who are increasingly shopping online, Lowe’s today announced plans to install pickup lockers at all U.S. stores by the end of March 2021. The addition of Buy Online Pickup in Store self-service lockers at more than 1,700 stores leverages innovative technology to provide a safe, contactless and easier way for customers to collect same-day online orders at their convenience.

As shopping preferences shifted during the pandemic, Lowe’s accelerated the migration of Lowes.com to the cloud and rolled out curbside pickup to support sustained online growth. With the demand for contactless services here to stay, Lowe’s latest investment will eliminate checkout time for customers and allow them direct access to pick up

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Improvements in Tayside stroke care since launch of new Ninewells unit

A new “centre for excellence” stroke unit at Ninewells Hospital has been praised after treatment in the region improved in the weeks after its launch.

A report on the hyper-acute stroke service, which was introduced at the hospital late last year, fund the percentage of patients receiving thrombolysis — medication to remove blood clots — in Ninewells increased from seven percent to around 20%.

The unit has also contributed to a reduction in “door to needle time” — the time between patients arriving in hospital and receiving thrombolysis.

The proportion of those receiving the treatment within half an hour of their arrival increased from 13% to 50%. Some 75% have been treated within one hour.

The findings are contained in a new Scottish Stroke Improvement Programme National (SSIPN) report.

It examines how units across the country performed against a number of targets, such as CT scans in 12 hours, swallow

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Ecuador to launch tender for Esmeraldas refinery renovation on Sept. 21

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QUITO, Sept 18 (Reuters)Ecuador plans to launch a tender on Sept. 21 to chose a company willing to renovate state-run oil company Petroecuador’s 110,000 barrel-per-day Esmeraldas refinery, the energy ministry said in an online presentation on Friday.

Energy Minister Rene Ortiz said the ministry is looking for a company to invest around $2.4 billion to boost fuel output at the refinery to help the South American country reduce imports of refined products.

The chosen company would provide the funds for the renovation and then recover its investment by delivering the fuels produced to Petroecuador for sale domestically, Ortiz said, without providing further details. Such a model is typically known as a tolling arrangement.

“The state will not be making the investments. It will deliver the crude oil and receive the refined products in exchange for a fee,” Ortiz said.

The new arrangement is

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Home sweet home: CNY bakers launch new businesses from their kitchens amidst pandemic

When the coronavirus pandemic kept people at home, navigating the unknown, four Central NY food entrepreneurs baked up new business ideas.

In lieu of food trucks, farmer’s markets, or opening a traditional storefront, these business owners opted to launch on social media first. Using Instagram and Facebook to market their products and connect with customers, they have each forged a path into the food business world despite the challenges of 2020.

These bakers and candy makers dealt with ingredient shortages due to the pandemic and space limitations, but each of them expressed wanting to do more for their communities and to make people happy during this tumultuous time.

We may be able to walk into their storefronts in the future, but here is how to try these homemade goods now.

Big Al’s Vegan Bakery

Big Al's Vegan Bakery

Alexis Barney, owner of Big Al’s Vegan Bakery started her business of vegan cakes and cookies

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CNY bakers launch new businesses from their kitchens amidst pandemic

When the coronavirus pandemic kept people at home, navigating the unknown, four Central NY food entrepreneurs baked up new business ideas.



a plate of food with a birthday cake: Big Al's Vegan Bakery in Syracuse offers vegan sweets, including cookie cakes. Orders can be placed through their Instagram account @bigalsveganbakery.


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Big Al’s Vegan Bakery in Syracuse offers vegan sweets, including cookie cakes. Orders can be placed through their Instagram account @bigalsveganbakery.

In lieu of food trucks, farmer’s markets, or opening a traditional storefront, these business owners opted to launch on social media first. Using Instagram and Facebook to market their products and connect with customers, they have each forged a path into the food business world despite the challenges of 2020.



a person holding a donut in the hand: Alexis Barney, owner of Big Al's Vegan Bakery started her business of vegan cakes and cookies during the coronavirus pandemic. Her Big Al's cookies are the "size of your face" and are one of her biggest sellers.


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Alexis Barney, owner of Big Al’s Vegan Bakery started her business of vegan cakes and cookies during the coronavirus pandemic. Her Big Al’s cookies are the “size of your face” and are one of her biggest sellers.

These bakers and candy makers

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