New Geometric Paper Sculptures from Matthew Shlian

Paper artist Matthew Shlian (previously here and here) combines his talent for sculpture with a knack for engineering, producing geometric works that are composed of tight-knit tessellations. Shlian’s receptively folded works have lead to collaborations with scientists at the University of Michigan, together working to visualize research by translating paper structures to micro folds.
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Oil Retreats, Set to Become Worst-Performing Asset in First Quarter

Oil prices fell on Friday after a three-day rally ran out of steam due to a stronger dollar, promising to notch up the oil market's worst-performing quarter since 2015 as investors fret that growing U.S. supplies are undermining OPEC-led cuts. Brent crude futures LCOc1 have made the biggest losses across global asset classes this quarter. In March, the contracts posted the biggest monthly losses since July as growing U.S. crude inventories and drilling activity counterbalanced production cuts elsewhere in the world.
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Amazon Prepares to Expand Distribution Network in Virginia

The new facility, which will be more than 1 million sq. ft., will be located in Clear Brook, Virginia. The fulfillment center will employ more than 1,000 full-time associates who will be responsible for picking, packing and shipping larger customer items, such as big-screen televisions, kayaks and patio furniture. Amazon currently employs more than 3,500 full-time hourly associates at its three existing Virginia fulfillment centers in Chester, Petersburg and Sterling, the company said.
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Barnes & Noble Celebrates Pre-K-12 Teachers & Administrators

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, will celebrate Spring Educator Appreciation Days, April 1-9. Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and Barnes & Noble.com (www.BN.com) will offer pre-K-12 public, private and homeschool educators and administrators special discounts*, events, sweepstakes and giveaways during this time. Barnes & Noble’s Educator Appreciation Days occur several times during the year, recognizing educators and providing them with an opportunity to explore the company’s vast selection of products, learn about programs and events, as well as save money with deeper discounts.
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With Trump Struggling, Wealthy Backers Shell Out $1.3M for TV and Digital Ads to Shore Him Up

With President Donald Trump trying to find his footing after his failed effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a group of wealthy backers is launching a 10-state media blitz to pressure Democratic senators to support him -- or at least think twice about piling on. Making America Great, a nonprofit run by Rebekah Mercer, one of Trump's most influential donors, will begin airing $1 million in TV ads on Wednesday, coupled with a $300,000 digital advertising campaign.
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The UPS Foundation Commits $14.1 Million To Humanitarian Relief & Community Safety

From imbedding its logistics experts with the United Nation’s agencies to vaccine tracking programs to drones delivering medical supplies, The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), is taking on global humanitarian relief and community safety in a big way. This year, The UPS Foundation will award $14.1 million in grant funding and in-kind support to advance humanitarian relief and community safety initiatives around the world.
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Amcor Flexibles Launches the First Wave of European Healthcare Printing Investments

Healthcare companies in Europe will have access to more responsive, flexible printing services for their packaging needs thanks to Amcor’s continued investments in printing technology across the region. The initial investment in two state-of-the-art printing presses will primarily serve the healthcare markets in the UK, Switzerland and Germany. A UV Flexo press will be installed at Amcor Flexibles Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, and a digital press at Amcor Flexibles Cramlington, UK, both of which are expected to be in operation in 2017, building on a prior investment in a new digital press in Alzira, Spain.
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