Ben Jerrys debut flavour backing criminal justice reform

WASHINGTON — Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s has unveiled a new flavour to highlight what it calls structural racism and a broken criminal justice system.Justice ReMix’d is described as cinnamon and chocolate ice cream with gobs of cinnamon bun dough and spicy fudge brownies. A portion of proceeds supports Advancement Project National Office, a multi-racial civil rights group and its fight for justice for all, despite race or wealth.The company says it has been working with Advanced Project in St. Louis to close The Workhouse jail and in Miami to slow what the two groups call “the school-to-prison pipeline.”Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the co-founders of the Vermont-based ice cream maker, made the announcement Tuesday in Washington.The Associated Press

Sandvik acquires digital mining tech company Newtrax

first_imgSandvik has acquired privately-owned Newtrax, a supplier of leading technology in wireless connectivity to monitor and provide insights on underground operations, including people, machines and the environment.“By including Newtrax into the Sandvik family we further strengthen our leading position in areas related to automation and digitalization,” says Henrik Ager, President of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.Sandvik’s “leading suite of digital tools for analysing and optimising mining production and processes, coupled with Newtrax’s leading technology in wireless IoT connectivity will create a powerful, stream-lined digital solution to improve safety and efficiency in underground mining operations.”“By combining our current offering OptiMine® with the Newtrax offering we can help customers achieve a more efficient use of their resources. The system is agnostic to network or brand of equipment, facilitating a flexible customer solution,” says Patrick Murphy, President of Sandvik Rock Drills and Technologies Division.Newtrax is headquartered in Montréal, Canada and in 2018 the company generated revenues of about 26 million CAD with 120 employees. Newtrax will be run as an independent business unit within the division Rock Drills and Technologies in the business area Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter 2019. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The deal is initially slightly accretive to earnings per share.last_img read more