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Amazon executive overseeing brick and mortar store push leaves company

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The Amazon Go supermarket at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, Washington.

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Amazon recently lost a high-profile CEO who oversaw the company’s growing physical division.

Amazon Janes, Amazon’s vice president of physical retail, left the company on Tuesday, according to his… LinkedIn profile.

“After more than 14 years, today is my last day at Amazon,” Janes wrote in a LinkedIn message on Tuesday. “The experiences and opportunities Amazon has provided me have been nothing short of life-changing.”

Janes held positions in a number of divisions during his tenure at Amazon, including overseeing teams for the Prime Video streaming service, the Kindle e-reader, and the ill-fated Fire phone. Janes helped launch Amazon’s brick-and-mortar bookstore chain before managing most of the company’s brick-and-mortar retail offerings.

Janes was responsible for the day-to-day operations of Amazon’s checkout-free Go stores, along with the technology that powers those stores, called “Just Walk Out,” which the company has installed in its Fresh supermarkets and some Whole Foods locations. Amazon is now selling its cashless technology to third-party retailers, allowing it to scale beyond Amazon’s own physical retail footprint.

Janes reported directly to Dilip KumaraAmazon’s vice president of physical retail and technology, who developed and launched Amazon’s Go stores and checkoutless technology, as well as overseeing Amazon’s experimental grocery technology such as the Dash smart cart and palm print scanners.

It is unclear where Janes is going. He’s also not the only high-profile executive to leave Amazon’s supermarket division in recent months. Wei Gao, who served as Amazon’s vice president of grocery technology, product and supply chain, left for London-based online event startup Hopin in August.

Amazon representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Man receives double win after accidentally playing the same numbers twice in lottery

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Man receives double win after accidentally playing the same numbers twice in lottery

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (Gray News) — An accidental double purchase turned out to be a blessing for a man in North Carolina.

Scotty Thomas bought two identical Lucky for Life raffle tickets in Saturday’s drawing, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery.

“I was just in bed watching a basketball game on TV and couldn’t remember if I had filled it in or not,” said Thomas, a 49-year-old dump truck driver. “I went ahead and re-entered it and the next morning my son asked why there were two different amounts. I realized, ‘I think I filled it in twice.’”

Turns out that “mistake” turned into double wins.

Thomas received two emails notifying him of each winning ticket.

“When I realized I had won, I had to lie down on the floor because I really couldn’t believe it,” said Thomas. “It’s just a blessing.”

He was faced with several options to collect his winnings when he arrived at the lottery headquarters on Monday.

Thomas was able to take both prizes as an annuity and receive $50,000 each year for the rest of his life.

He could get a prize of $25,000 a year for the rest of his life; and the second as a lump sum of $390,000.

Or he can take both as flat-rate prizes, a total of $780,000.

According to the NCEL, Thomas decided to pay both prices at once so that he could invest in his business, pay some bills, help his family and possibly buy a house.

In the end, he took home $551,851 after required federal and state tax withholdings.

Lucky for Life is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option to purchase their tickets through Online Play, either through the lottery website or with the official NC Lottery mobile app.

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Why do tires deflate in cold weather?

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Why do tires deflate in cold weather?

It has happened to many of us. As soon as you start the engine, the “low tire pressure” light will come on. But have you ever noticed that it happens more in the winter?

As the temperature drops, especially with arctic air, the pressure in the tire decreases. About 1-2 PSI per 10 degree drop. PSI stands for pounds per square inch. As the temperature outside gets warmer, you have more pressure on your tires.

When it comes to cold weather, individual gas molecules in the enclosed tired can have less energy at lower temperatures. Less energy means that the molecules move less. This means less pressure on the tire walls. The tire may therefore deflate slightly.

The opposite is true at warmer temperatures. There is more energy in the gas molecules. They move freely and exert pressure on the walls of the tire.

Knowing this, it’s no surprise that you may have noticed the low air pressure light in your car in this latest arctic air outbreak. It doesn’t always mean you need more air, just that your tires may need to be checked.

Here are some more winter tips that might help you: If your locks are frozen, cover your key with a little hand sanitizer, the alcohol will help melt the ice in the lock. Keep cat litter in your trunk. It can be used as traction for your tires if you get stuck. Putting some kitty litter in a pair of socks and leaving it in your car can help absorb the moisture in the air that can fog up your windows. Speaking of fog, a great way to get rid of it is to use a chalkboard eraser. Also, do not leave liquids in your car overnight. It can aid in the development of fog.

We must not forget the winter survival kit. No matter how new or running well your car is, you can still get stuck. Provide batteries and a flashlight, cell phone charger, blankets, water, and non-perishable snacks. If you are traveling in the winter, it is best to let someone know where you are going and how long it will take to get there. Sometimes friendly phone tracking apps can also provide peace of mind.

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Australia vs England, Ashes 1st day of testing 2 Live:After Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc raced through the England batting lineup, knocking them out on Day 1 for a paltry 147 in just 50.1 overs, all eyes will be on David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith on Day 2 in Brisbane. Can the Australian batters drive home the advantage and beat England in the first Test game? Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson and Ben Stokes will probably have different ideas. They would hope the Gabba field comes to their rescue, just as it did when Australia was bowling. England must strike early on the second day and not allow Australia to start. After the final session of Day 1 was washed away by rain, both teams hoped for clear weather to get things started. (FULL SCORED CARD)

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England: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Jack Leach

Australia: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(wk), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

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