LVMH's shares rose to record highs on Wednesday after the world's biggest luxury goods company posted sales figures that showed it had bounced back far more quickly than expected in early 2021. LVMH shares were up by 2.7% in early session trading, hitting new record levels, and also lifting up the shares of rival luxury goods companies such as Kering and Hermes. Late on Tuesday, LVMH posted first-quarter revenues that even exceeded 2019 levels, before the pandemic.
Australia will dispatch its trade minister on a mission to Europe on Thursday, amid a dispute over more than three million doses of a EU-manufactured shot which Canberra has purchased but not received.
The software company Formpipe Software and Danish Landbrugsstyrelsen (Board of Agriculture) have agreed to sign an agreement on further development of the solution that Formpipe for several years has developed on behalf of Landbrugsstyrelsen. The agreement will run for two years and the value is estimated at approximately DKK 50 Million. Within the framework of the agreement, Landbrugsstyrelsen acquires the right to procure continued operation and development via a third party after June 2023. “We have had a very good collaboration with Landbrugsstyrelsen for many years to develop the system our client uses to administer payments of EU grants to Denmark’s farmers. The fact that we have now agreed and signed this agreement means that the collaboration will continue for at least another two years, which is of course very gratifying.” says Christian Sundin, CEO of Formpipe. The agreement is subject to the usual standstill period within the framework of the rules that apply in a public procurement, which means that it may be appealed. During the second quarter of 2021, the parties will jointly carry out the analysis required to determine the exact scope of the assignment, which means that it will enter into force on June 30, 2021. If the terms change or the scope of the agreement deviates materially from the estimated order value, Formpipe will communicate this as soon as possible. For additional information, contact: Christian Sundin, President and CEO of Formpipe, +46 705 67 73 85 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This is a translation of the original Swedish version. In the event of any discrepancies between the two versions, the original Swedish version shall take precedence.This information is inside information that Formpipe Software AB (publ) is obliged make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 09.06 April 14, 2021.Formpipe builds valuable relationships between data and people. Driven by our core values, since 2004 we have developed premium software that provides you with the right information, in the right context, at the right time. Every time.We help over 5,500 clients worldwide to digitize and automate business processes. Together with our customers and partners, we co-create a digital society where people thrive. We have offices in Sweden, Denmark, United Kingdom, USA and Germany. Formpipe Software is a publicly listed company on Nasdaq Stockholm. Attachment Press Release - Formpipe and Danish Landbrugsstyrelsen (2021-04-14)
Brazil must demonstrate it can reduce the ongoing deforestation in the Amazon before Norway will resume payments in support of preserving the world's largest rainforest, the Norwegian environment minister told Reuters. Norway worked closely with Brazil to protect the vulnerable ecosystem between 2008 and 2018, paying $1.2 billion into the Amazon Fund, which pays Brazil to prevent, monitor and combat deforestation. But rainforest destruction has surged since Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro took office in January 2019, weakening enforcement and calling for development of the Amazon, and also changing the fund's governance.
01 Advisors' Dick Costolo and Adam Bain, who previously served as Twitter's chief executive and chief operating officers, respectively, joined in the funding round with existing investors KKR & Co Inc, GGV Capital and Primary Ventures. The new funding follows the $43 million investment led by KKR last year in May.
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The agreement between Honda and Verizon to use 5G and edge computing to make driving safer for drivers and pedestrians may dramatically increase the need for 5G cell tower sitesSANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Digital Locations, Inc. (DLOC), an aggregator and developer of cell tower sites for the 5G revolution, today commented that the agreement between Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and Honda (NYSE: HMC) to study how 5G connectivity coupled with edge computing could allow for faster communication between cars, pedestrians and infrastructure. This announcement demonstrates the need to dramatically increase the number of 5G cell tower sites in the U.S. The goal of the study is to discover how enhanced communications being transmitted via 5G and processed at the edge could ultimately allow cars to avoid collisions and hazards and find safer routes. In order to make this a reality, 5G antennas must be spaced every few hundred feet apart on roads throughout the country. “The recent agreement between Honda and Verizon comes as very welcome news to Digital Locations,” said Bill Beifuss, the Company’s president. “The major carriers need a creative and streamlined solution to identify and activate real estate sites that can support such an increased demand in 5G infrastructure. Our more than 110,000 pre-qualified wireless cell sites and patented software makes it easy for carriers to identify, analyze and activate sites to meet the increased demand for 5G.” Mr. Beifuss concluded, “Digital Locations is primed to support Verizon and Honda’s mission as most of our 5G sites are situated on roads and highways throughout the country. These strategically located assets could make it much easier for carriers and car companies to gather and process vital data at the edge.” About Digital Locations, Inc. Digital Locations, Inc., is an aggregator and developer of cell tower and small cell sites for the 5G revolution. 5G wireless networks are expected to be 100 times faster than current 4G LTE networks. This will enable global scale killer applications such as self-driving cars, the Internet of things (IOT), mobile streaming of 4K videos, real-time hologram-based collaboration, and lag-free high definition gaming. To realize this vision, many new 5G antennas are needed because high frequency 5G signals cannot travel farther than 100 meters. It is estimated that more than 1 million new 5G cell towers must be added in the United States alone. We currently have rights to more than 110,000 pre-qualified wireless cell sites that can be developed to help meet the demands of 5G networks. Using our patented software system, network operators such as Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile Sprint can easily contract with site owners all over the U.S, to quickly build out their wireless networks. Our goal is to continue to acquire the rights to more sites and become a “landlord” of tomorrow’s wireless communications assets. To learn more about Digital Locations please visit www.digitallocations.com Safe Harbor Statement Matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "intend," "expect" and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein, and while expected, there is no guarantee that we will attain the aforementioned anticipated developmental milestones. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of the Company and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with: the impact of economic, competitive and other factors affecting the Company and its operations, markets, product, and distributor performance, the impact on the national and local economies resulting from terrorist actions, and U.S. actions subsequently; and other factors detailed in reports filed by the Company. Press Contact:email@example.com(805) 456-7000
Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar sloshed red paint in the streets on Wednesday to symbolise the blood spilled and more than 700 lives lost in a brutal military crackdown.
HUHTAMÄKI OYJ PRESS RELEASE 14.4.2021 AT 10:00 Food packaging plays an essential role in the functioning of modern food systems Huhtamaki welcomes the development of an EU contingency plan to support Europe’s food system in times of crisis and calls for the essential role of food packaging to be fully incorporated into the plan. The EU food supply and food security contingency plan builds on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and is an important component of the European Green Deal and the EU’s Farm to Fork strategy. The availability of food, access to food, stability and utilization of food are key components of food security. Food packaging plays a key role in delivering these. It is critical to the effective functioning of modern food systems, which rely on packaging to store and transport food, while keeping safe from spoilage and disease. The packaging industry was recognised by Member States as an essential industry and allowed to operate throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. It has facilitated the availability of safe, hygienic and secure food products across the EU and elsewhere. Indeed, the European Environment Agency1, confirmed that single-use food packaging “played an important role in preventing the spread of COVID-19.” Whilst aiming to answer to potential threats from weakened supply chains, the EU’s contingency plan also aims to make European food systems more sustainable. The right packaging for the right products results in fewer Green House Gas emissions by limiting food waste. Food packaging typically accounts for 5% of the GHG emissions of the food chain, and optimal packaging often results in a lower overall carbon footprint due to reduced food waste. Without sufficient packaging available at times of crisis there would likely be increased food waste, compounding availability issues. As part of the Commission’s Better Regulation Agenda and processes, Huhtamaki also strongly recommends that all current and future policy proposals are subject to a specific food supply and security impact assessment, incorporating Life Cycle Thinking, to examine and quantify any potential impacts of proposals on the food packaging supply chain; especially impacts at time of crisis. Such stress testing would help ensure the long-term resilience of Europe’s food system. “Packaging is integral to the product it contains. We have seen how having a European packaging supply chain capable of meeting the challenges of Covid-19 has been crucial in supporting EU citizens during the pandemic; facilitating the availability of safe, hygienic and secure food products across the EU and elsewhere. Huhtamaki’s manufacturing sites operated throughout the pandemic. Without sufficient and appropriate packaging available, there would be major issues with food distribution and food availability across the entire EU,” says Charles Héaulmé, CEO and President of Huhtamaki. “Huhtamaki strongly recommends that all current and future policy proposals are subject to a specific food supply and security impact assessment, incorporating Life Cycle Thinking, to examine and quantify any potential impacts of proposals on the food packaging supply chain; especially impacts at time of crisis. Such stress testing would help ensure the long-term resilience of Europe’s food system,” adds Charles Héaulmé. For further information:Katariina Hietaranta, Head of Media Relations, tel. +358 10 686 7863 For information from the European Commission go to: https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/european-commission-seeks-feedback-future-plan-ensure-food-supply-and-food-security-times-crisis-2021-mar-01_en HUHTAMÄKI OYJ Global Communications About Huhtamaki:Huhtamaki is a key global provider of sustainable packaging solutions for consumers around the world, enabling wellbeing and convenience. Our innovative products protect on-the-go and on-the-shelf food and beverages, ensuring hygiene and safety, and help prevent food waste. We embed sustainability in everything we do. We are committed to achieving carbon neutral production and designing all our products to be recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2030. We are a participant in the UN Global Compact and as of 2020, we received an MSCI ESG Rating of A, on a scale of AAA ─ CCC. To play our part in managing climate change, we have committed to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative. Huhtamaki has been awarded the Silver medal by EcoVadis for performance in sustainability. With 100 years of history and a strong Nordic heritage we operate in 36 countries and 81 sites around the world. Our values Care Dare Deliver guide our decisions and help our team of 18,200 employees make a difference where it matters. Our 2020 net sales totaled EUR 3.3 billion. Huhtamaki Group is headquartered in Espoo, Finland and our parent company, Huhtamäki Oyj, is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. Find out more about how we are protecting food, people and the planet on www.huhtamaki.com. 1 COVID-19 and Europe’s environment: impacts of a global pandemic — European Environment Agency (europa.eu)
Huntsman Security has unveiled the latest version of its SIEM Cyber Security Analytics solution in both an Enterprise and Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) release. The addition of an innovative live MITRE ATT&CK® heatmap means that security analysts can now be continuously informed of ATT&CK® techniques as they are detected and propagate across a network. For the first time, analysts can interact with a live ATT&CK® heatmap which enables SOC teams to leverage MITRE ATT&CK® intelligence to improve attack data visualisation, and quickly and easily identify attack targets, origins and the security risks faced by their organisation.
Free virtual event features speakers from IBM, BNP Paribas CIB, and GridGainFOSTER CITY, Calif., April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GridGain® Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache® Ignite®, today offered a preview of speakers for the first Ignite Summit, including representatives from IBM, BNP Paribas CIB, and GridGain. The free virtual Ignite Summit will take place May 25, 2021. The Call for Papers closes on April 30, 2021. Organized by GridGain, the 2021 Ignite Summit is intended for developers and architects and members of the Apache Ignite community working with Apache Ignite, distributed databases or other in-memory computing solutions to solve application speed and scale challenges. Registration for the virtual event is open to anyone, anywhere in the world. “In-Memory Data Grids such as Apache Ignite have become an essential infrastructure technology for powering modern applications that meet the performance and scalability demands of today’s businesses,” said Shahir Daya, IBM CTO and Distinguished Engineer and a featured speaker at the Summit. “The Ignite Summit is bringing together some of the world’s most experienced Ignite developers and users to share their knowledge and experiences, and I’m incredibly pleased to be participating. I hope that everyone looking to modernize their core applications will attend.” Sneak Peek Speaking Sessions How IBM Leverages Event-Driven Architecture with Apache Ignite for Core Application Modernization – Shahir Daya, IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO – To offer clients next-generation experiences and compete with new entrants, organizations must modernize their core applications and take advantage of modern architectural patterns such as microservices and event-driven architectures. Modernizing old and fragile applications can be very challenging, time-consuming, and risky. You must establish a modern target architecture and a coexistence architecture, and you need to simplify and standardize the integration. This session will describe an event-driven Book of Reference pattern we call the “Digital Core” that enables incremental modernization or complete replacement of a core system of record. The pattern handles both streaming and batch data, leverages an industry-aligned data model, and has a speed layer based on Apache Ignite, among other capabilities. Apache Ignite as a Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) Solution at a Large Investment Bank – Emmanuel Wiesenfeld, Lead Developer at BNP Paribas CIB – BNP Paribas’s Apache Ignite cluster is being used globally across all divisions of our corporate investment bank. Ignite uses 600 CPU cores and 9 TBs of RAM to handle a steadily increasing number of users, multiple complex HTAP operations, and events that come from various data sources. This session will describe our experience in designing, building, and optimizing an HTAP solution that is powered by Ignite and enables BNP Paribas to make key business decisions in real time. Topics include reasons for choosing Ignite; best practices and tradeoffs when designing an HTAP solution; tips and tricks for using Ignite compute, SQL, key-value, and streaming APIs; and optimization tactics for Ignite clusters with native persistence. Apache Ignite Storage Engine Architecture: Tradeoffs and a Retrospective – Alexey Goncharuk, Chief Architect at GridGain and Apache Ignite PMC Member – The Apache Ignite native persistence storage engine follows a classic database approach based on ARIES architecture, which Ignite developers adapted to increase development velocity and facilitate memory-only storage. This session is intended for architects and engineers who want to learn more about ARIES and Apache Ignite architectures, and will provide an overview of the storage engine and the tradeoffs and reasoning that Ignite developers made during development. Attendees will also learn about the challenges faced during the implementation of the chosen approach in Java and how the Ignite community overcame them. Ignite Summit Committee Dmitry Pavlov, Apache Ignite PMC Chair, Sberbank Technology Chief Technology ExpertValentin Kulichenko, Apache Ignite PMC, GridGain Director of Product ManagementSaikat Maitra, Apache Ignite PMC, Target Corporation Principal EngineerMaxim Muzafarov, Apache Ignite PMC, Sbertech Java Team LeadDenis Magda, Apache Ignite PMC, GridGain VP of Developer Relations Event SummaryWhat: Virtual Ignite SummitWhen: May 25, 2021Where: OnlineRegister: Ignite Summit website Ignite Summit is organized by GridGain Systems, an Apache Software Foundation (ASF) sponsor. The ASF is a community sponsor of the Ignite Summit. About Apache IgniteApache Ignite is an open source in-memory computing platform that can be used as a distributed cache, an in-memory data grid, or as a standalone distributed in-memory database. Ignite delivers unprecedented speed, massive scalability, and real-time data access for both legacy and greenfield applications. Apache Ignite is used by American Airlines, Apple, Banco do Brasil, Bloomberg, Dreamworks, Dutch Railways, Homeaway, IBM, ING Bank, Microsoft, Netflix, PayPal, Teradata, and UPS, among many others. For more information, visit ignite.apache.org. About GridGain SystemsGridGain developed and donated the original Ignite code to The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) in 2014. GridGain is a Bronze Sponsor of the ASF, and members of the GridGain team are active contributors to the Apache Ignite project. For more information, visit gridgain.com. CONTACT:Brigit ValenciaFor GridGain Systemsmedia@gridgain.com(360) 597-4516 GridGain is a trademark or registered trademark of GridGain Systems, Inc. Apache, Apache Ignite, and Ignite are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.
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Teletek Enhances Scalability and Delivers Fully Native S3 Compatibility with Cloudian HyperStore PlatformSAN MATEO, Calif., April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cloudian® today announced that Teletek, one of Turkey’s most well-established cloud infrastructure service providers, has integrated Cloudian’s HyperStore object storage into its VMware-based cloud services offerings. This has enabled Teletek to keep pace with the accelerated rate of digital transformation among its customers and resulting demands for more scalable and advanced data storage. Teletek delivers a range of cloud services, including remote backup-as-a-service, disaster recovery and private cloud management to more than 350 customers in the region. As local businesses—particularly in the e-commerce, retail, manufacturing and entertainment sectors—continue to rely more heavily on digital tools and platforms, they increasingly need support in managing large amounts of unstructured video, voice and IoT data. Seeing the need to provide a more efficient way of managing, storing and protecting these growing data volumes, Teletek evaluated several object storage providers before choosing Cloudian. “We looked at Dell EMC, NetApp and others, but Cloudian’s seamless integration with VMware was one of the key features that really stood out to us,” said Taner Tekeci̇, vice president of sales at Teletek. “We also liked HyperStore’s fully native S3 compatibility, modular scalability and industry-leading security.” For its initial deployment, Teletek has installed a six-node HyperStore cluster across its three data centers, providing 100 TB of storage capacity. Looking forward, HyperStore provides the flexibility to add extra capacity when required without any service interruption, ensuring that Teletek will always be able to meet its customers’ evolving data storage needs. “This is just the latest example of how VMware and Cloudian are enabling our Cloud Provider partners to enhance their service offerings, deliver greater value to customers and help grow their business,” said Rajeev Bhardwaj, vice president of products, Cloud Service Business Unit, at VMware. “We look forward to working with Teletek and Cloudian to help enterprises drive their digital transformations more quickly and cost-effectively.” About CloudianCloudian is the most widely deployed independent provider of object storage. With a native S3 API, it brings the scalability and flexibility of public cloud storage into the data center while providing ransomware protection and reducing TCO by 60% or more compared to traditional SAN/NAS and public cloud. The geo-distributed architecture enables users to manage and protect object and file data across sites—on-premises and in the cloud—from a single platform. Available as software or appliances, Cloudian supports conventional and containerized applications. More at cloudian.com. EMEA Media Contact Jacob GreenwoodRed Lorry Yellow Lorrycloudian@rlyl.com+44 (0) 20 7403 8878 U.S. Media ContactJordan Tewell 10Fold Communicationscloudian@10fold.com415-666-6066
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 14 APRIL 2021 AT 10:00 AM (EEST) Changes in Cargotec’s Investor Relations Aki Vesikallio (M.Sc.Econ) will be heading Cargotec’s Investor Relations when Hanna-Maria Heikkinen, Head of Investor Relations at Cargotec, will pursue a new career opportunity outside Cargotec as of 30 June 2021. Mr. Vesikallio has been working at Cargotec as Investor Relations Director since December 2019. “I’d like to thank Hanna-Maria for the excellent work to develop Cargotec Investor Relations. Aki knows the company and has excellent prerequisites to continue our great investor relations work”, Carina Geber-Teir says. For further information, please contact:Carina Geber-Teir, SVP Communications, Cargotec, carina.geber-teir(a)cargotec.com, tel. +358 20 777 4000 Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) enables smarter cargo flow for a better everyday with its leading cargo handling solutions and services. Cargotec's business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor are pioneers in their fields. Through their unique position in ports, at sea and on roads, they optimise global cargo flows and create sustainable customer value. Cargotec has signed United Nations Global Compact Business Ambition for 1.5°C. The company's sales in 2020 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people. www.cargotec.com
Elanders will issue its Quarterly Report for the first quarter 2021 on Wednesday April 28 at 07:30 CET, followed by a conference call at 09:30 CET, hosted by President and CEO Magnus Nilsson and CFO Andréas Wikner. We invite fund managers, analysts and the media to participate in the conference call. Please see below details to join the conference. To join this event, please use the below Click to Join link 5-10 minutes prior to start time, where you will be asked to enter your phone number and registration details. Our Event Conferencing system will call you on the phone number you provide and place you into the event. Please note that the Click To Join link will be active 15 minutes prior to the event. CLICK TO JOIN Use the Click to Join option above for the easiest way to join your conference or use one of the access numbers below: Sweden: +46 (0)8 5033 6546Germany: +49 (0)69 2222 10763UK: +44 (0)330 336 9401USA: +1 929-477-0630 Participant Passcode: 111145 Agenda09:20 Conference number is opened 09:30 Presentation of quarterly results09:50 Q&A10:30 End of the conference During the conference call a presentation will be held. To access the presentation, please use this link: https://www.elanders.com/presentations For further questions, please contactMagnus Nilsson, President and CEO, telephone: +46 31 750 07 50Andréas Wikner, CFO, telephone: +46 31 750 07 50 Attachment 2021-04-14 Elanders Press release - Elanders announces date of Quarterly Report January-March 2021 and Conference Call.
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AstraZeneca Plc said on Wednesday that China's health regulator expanded the use of Tagrisso, the British drugmaker's lung cancer treatment, in patients with a type of lung cancer when diagnosed at an early stage. China's National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) approved Tagrisso as an adjuvant therapy for patients with early-stage lung cancer who have a mutation of the EGFR gene, AstraZeneca said.
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14 April 2021, Limassol, Cyprus SeaBird Exploration Plc (“the Company”) has secured a contract for the Petrel Explorer as an accommodation vessel for a wind farm maintenance campaign in the Baltic Sea. The contract will start in late April with an expected duration of 4 months. This is the first contract in offshore wind for the Company. The Geo Barents, which the company initially had allocated to the contract announced on 29 March 2021, will be employed directly by the ship-owner on a long-term contract outside of the seismic market. The company has instead entered into a charter contract on similar terms as for the Geo Barents for another third party vessel with similar capabilities, which is expected to start working for the Company on the previously announced contract in May. For further queries contact: Gunnar JansenCEO Mob: +47 941 19 191 All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, and are based upon assumptions as to future events that may not prove accurate. These factors include SeaBird`s reliance on a cyclical industry and the utilization of the company's vessels. Actual results may differ substantially from those expected or projected in the forward-looking statements. This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.