A swim on vacation at a Western Australia beach has resulted in a painful octopus "whipping" — and a video of the encounter that has gone viral.
A swim on vacation at a Western Australia beach has resulted in a painful octopus "whipping" — and a video of the encounter that has gone viral.
(Bloomberg) -- Most U.S. stocks rose on speculation growth will continue to drive strong earnings even as the coronavirus continues to weigh on the global economy.Most major groups in the S&P 500 advanced, with the index erasing losses that were earlier driven by concern over an uneven economic rebound and a flare-up in infections. The communications-services sector stood out among the gainers, led by a rally in AT&T Inc. after it beat profit estimates. Data Thursday showed sales of previously owned U.S. homes slid in March to a seven-month low, while jobless claims posted an unexpected decline last week. “While surges in Covid variant infections remains a near-term risk, the outlook for U.S. growth has been upgraded sharply,” said Anu Gaggar, senior global investment analyst at Commonwealth Financial Network.A gauge of market breadth suggests investor concerns remain. The percentage of Russell 2000 members trading above their 50-day moving average fell below 40%, compared to about 80% for the large-cap S&P 500, a smidgen off a record gap, according to data compiled by Bloomberg going back to 1995. It’s too early to tell whether this can morph into something larger, but previous instances have led to subsequent pressure on U.S. stocks, wrote Sundial Capital Research founder Jason Goepfert in a note to clients.Elsewhere, the euro fell after European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said the institution isn’t discussing the phasing out of its emergency bond buying even as it sees signs that the economy is starting to shake off the coronavirus pandemic.Here are some key events to watch this week:U.S. releases new home sales data Friday.These are some of the main moves in markets:StocksThe S&P 500 Index was up 0.1% at 1:03 p.m. New York time.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index climbed 0.7%.The MSCI All-Country World Index advanced 0.4%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rose 0.2%.The euro declined 0.2% to $1.201.The Japanese yen rose 0.1% to 108.2 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries rose three basis points to 1.58%.Germany’s 10-year yield rose one basis point to -0.25%.Britain’s 10-year yield was little changed at 0.74%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude rose 0.3% to $61.54 a barrel.Gold declined 0.7% to $1,781.31 an ounce.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Procore Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of construction management software, today announced the appointment of Kate Bueker to its Board of Directors.
Schneider Electric, the global leader in energy management, automation, and sustainability, today announced that its EcoStruxure Resource Advisor software has been selected by Microsoft for its #BuildFor2030 campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to showcase solutions and services driving positive impact and contributing to a more inclusive economy.
Broomfield, CO, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire -- Industrial Nanotech (Pink Sheets: INTK), a company that specializes in nanotechnology innovation and product development, today announced the results of a 15-year focus on developing "Intelligent Coating" technologies. In May of 2006, the Company’s CEO/CTO, Stuart Burchill, announced the establishment of a new R&D division to focus on developing intelligent coatings that self-report and self-repair. “Many areas of the technology were already well developed by other laboratories and companies for use in the automotive industry, military, and consumer electronics,” states Mr. Burchill. “Our task was to create adaptations and improvements of these technologies for the severe service industrial manufacturing environments that are our core market. We have accomplished that objective. “In May 2021, we will launch a new subsidiary of Industrial Nanotech, Inc. to market and sell our intelligent coating product line,” continues Stuart Burchill. “We are confident that the unique patent pending products our R&D team has developed, our new branding and website and marketing materials created by the same team that just launched the new website today for our energy saving and protective industrial coating brand www.syneffex.com, our well established network of current Fortune 100 and 500 customers, and our connection with an independent rep network of over 300 sales professionals will make this product launch a great success.” About Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Industrial Nanotech Inc. is a global nanoscience solutions and research leader. The Company develops and commercializes new and innovative applications for nanotechnology by participating with world-leading scientists and laboratories. See www.industrial-nanotech.com for more information. Safe Harbor Statement Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release includes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the impact of competitive products, the ability to meet customer demand, the ability to manage growth, acquisitions of technology, equipment, or human resources, the effect of economic and business conditions, and the ability to attract and retain skilled personnel. The Company is not obligated to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release Industrial Nanotech, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org 1-800-767-3998
CrowdStrike, a leader in cloud-delivered endpoint and workload protection, announced today a series of integrations with CrowdStrike Security Cloud that correlates the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform’s enriched endpoint and workload telemetry with network telemetry for greater end-to-end visibility and contextual insights to combat threats. These integrations with leaders in network detection and response (NDR) and network threat analytics (NTA) help mutual customers build a cohesive platform tailored to protect and defend against any threats across all enterprise software components, wherever those threats are encountered.
Yacht Charter Market Research Report by Control (Bareboat, Crewed, and Skippered), by Size (Large, Medium, and Small), by Type - Global Forecast to 2025 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19New York, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Yacht Charter Market Research Report by Control, by Size, by Type - Global Forecast to 2025 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05911969/?utm_source=GNW Market Statistics:The report provides market sizing and forecast across five major currencies - USD, EUR GBP, JPY, and AUD. This helps organization leaders make better decisions when currency exchange data is readily available.1. The Global Yacht Charter Market is expected to grow from USD 11,886.55 Million in 2020 to USD 15,537.71 Million by the end of 2025.2. The Global Yacht Charter Market is expected to grow from EUR 10,422.35 Million in 2020 to EUR 13,623.76 Million by the end of 2025.3. The Global Yacht Charter Market is expected to grow from GBP 9,265.49 Million in 2020 to GBP 12,111.55 Million by the end of 2025.4. The Global Yacht Charter Market is expected to grow from JPY 1,268,596.63 Million in 2020 to JPY 1,658,267.93 Million by the end of 2025.5. The Global Yacht Charter Market is expected to grow from AUD 17,260.85 Million in 2020 to AUD 22,562.82 Million by the end of 2025.Market Segmentation & Coverage:This research report categorizes the Yacht Charter to forecast the revenues and analyze the trends in each of the following sub-markets:Based on Control, the Yacht Charter Market studied across Bareboat, Crewed, and Skippered. Based on Size, the Yacht Charter Market studied across Large, Medium, and Small. Based on Type, the Yacht Charter Market studied across Catamaran, Motor Yacht, and Sailing Yacht. The Motor Yacht further studied across Catamaran & Trimaran and Planning, Displacement, and Semi-displacement. The Sailing Yacht further studied across Catamaran, Ketch, Schooner, and Sloop. Based on Geography, the Yacht Charter Market studied across Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Middle East & Africa. The Americas region surveyed across Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and United States. The Asia-Pacific region surveyed across Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand. The Europe, Middle East & Africa region surveyed across France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom. Company Usability Profiles:The report deeply explores the recent significant developments by the leading vendors and innovation profiles in the Global Yacht Charter Market including Argo Nautical Limited, Bluewater, Boat International Media Ltd., Boatbookings, Boatsetter, Charter Yachts Australia, Charterworld Limited, Fairline Yachts Ltd., Kiriacoulis Mediterranean Cruises Shipping S.A., LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, MarineMax, Martello Yachting and Company, Nautal, RIVER ROCK YACHT CHARTERS LLC, Sailogy S.A., Super Boats & Yachts LLC., Sweet Escape Yacht Charters, West Coast Marine Yacht Services India Pvt. Ltd., Yacht Charter Fleet, Yachtico, Inc., and Zizooboats GmbH. Cumulative Impact of COVID-19:COVID-19 is an incomparable global public health emergency that has affected almost every industry, so for and, the long-term effects projected to impact the industry growth during the forecast period. Our ongoing research amplifies our research framework to ensure the inclusion of underlaying COVID-19 issues and potential paths forward. The report is delivering insights on COVID-19 considering the changes in consumer behavior and demand, purchasing patterns, re-routing of the supply chain, dynamics of current market forces, and the significant interventions of governments. The updated study provides insights, analysis, estimations, and forecast, considering the COVID-19 impact on the market.FPNV Positioning Matrix:The FPNV Positioning Matrix evaluates and categorizes the vendors in the Yacht Charter Market on the basis of Business Strategy (Business Growth, Industry Coverage, Financial Viability, and Channel Support) and Product Satisfaction (Value for Money, Ease of Use, Product Features, and Customer Support) that aids businesses in better decision making and understanding the competitive landscape.Competitive Strategic Window:The Competitive Strategic Window analyses the competitive landscape in terms of markets, applications, and geographies. The Competitive Strategic Window helps the vendor define an alignment or fit between their capabilities and opportunities for future growth prospects. During a forecast period, it defines the optimal or favorable fit for the vendors to adopt successive merger and acquisition strategies, geography expansion, research & development, and new product introduction strategies to execute further business expansion and growth.The report provides insights on the following pointers:1. Market Penetration: Provides comprehensive information on the market offered by the key players2. Market Development: Provides in-depth information about lucrative emerging markets and analyzes the markets3. Market Diversification: Provides detailed information about new product launches, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments4. Competitive Assessment & Intelligence: Provides an exhaustive assessment of market shares, strategies, products, and manufacturing capabilities of the leading players5. 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Polish video games maker CD Projekt on Thursday said it had sold 13.7 million copies of its flagship Cyberpunk 2077 game last year despite a bug-ridden launch, and would pay a dividend of 5 zlotys per share after revenue surged. With a budget of 1.2 billion zlotys ($316.19 million), Cyberpunk 2077 was CD Projekt's most-anticipated game since 2015's 'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt', but it has been delisted from Sony's PlayStation Store since shortly after December's problematic launch. "This was a huge lesson for us, one we will never forget - but I believe now is the time to look to the future," CD Projekt joint Chief Executive Adam Kicinski said in a statement following the release of the company's 2020 financial results.
(Bloomberg) -- President Joe Biden’s climate summit has drawn 40 heads of state including China’s Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin of Russia and Boris Johnson from the U.K. The two-day virtual event kicks off Thursday and will also include corporate executives, union heads, Pope Francis and Bill Gates.The stakes are high. While Biden is seeking to reestablish the U.S. as a major player on the climate stage, he’s facing skepticism from other nations after President Donald Trump reversed key environmental policies. Meanwhile, the world has dealt with widespread drought, extreme weather, record wildfires and other catastrophic events over the last several years.“No nation can solve this crisis on our own,” Biden said Thursday from the White House. “All of us, and particularly those of us who represent the world’s largest economies, we have to step up.”Citigroup Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jane Fraser said in order for her bank to truly fight climate change, the firm’s clients will also need to transition to net zero.Click here to see schedule of events for two-day summitCiti Says Clients Need to Transition to Net Zero to Fight Climate Change (12:36 p.m.)Citigroup Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jane Fraser said her bank, which was the third-largest financier of fossil-fuel companies last year, will focus on bringing clients along on the bank’s own commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions in its financing activities by 2050.Most banks have decided to stand by clients that are major emitters of carbon despite calls from climate activists urging lenders to cut them off. Many banks including Citigroup, have instead developed teams to advise clients on how to reduce their impact on climate.“We know that to truly fight climate change, our clients, which include many of the biggest world multinationals as well as investors and countries like the ones we’ve heard from today will also need to transition to net zero,” Fraser said. “And we will join them on this journey. Net zero is very easy to say but it’s going to be hard to do. Make no mistake about this, this is going to be really hard.”Brazil Vows to Curb Deforestation of Amazon Rainforest (12:05 p.m.)Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Brazil will reduce emissions 30% by 2025 and 43% by 2030. He also vowed to end illegal deforestation by 2030, a feat that would increase its possible CO2 reduction nearer to 50%, he said.“We must face the challenge of improving the lives” of Brazilians living in the Amazon region, Bolsonaro said through a translator. He called for “truly acknowledging the value of the standing forests and biodiversity,” he said. “There must be fair payment for the environmental services provided by our biomes to the planet at large as a way to recognize the economic nature of environmental conservation activities.”With the world’s largest area of tropical forest, Brazil has a uniquely influential role and responsibility among nations to maintaining system health. Its forests take in an enormous quantity of the world’s carbon pollution every year. So keeping those forests in tact is critical to achieving overall goals. Bolsonaro has said that the forests belong to Brazil, not the world. A previous high-profile effort, established by governments and businesses in 2014, to halve illegal deforestation failed spectacularly last year. Brazilian tree-loss in 2020, despite the pandemic, jumped 25% over the previous year.A new scientific analysis published last month found that the Amazon may already have passed a critical threshold, becoming a net contributor to climate change, instead of a brake on the heating.New York Threatens to Sue Oil Companies Over Gasoline’s Impact (11:40 a.m.)New York City has filed suit against the American Petroleum Institute and some oil companies, alleging they violated the city’s consumer protection law and misled the public about the environmental impact of using their gasoline.Mayor Bill de Blasio said the lawsuit would be based on an argument similar to litigation that’s been successful against cigarette and opiate-producing companies, accusing them of misleading consumers about the health consequences of using their products. The city was one of the litigants against “Big Tobacco,” the mayor said.“There was a lot of success in court arguing that the advertising, the conscious effort to mislead, these companies specifically have aggregiously broken our laws when it comes to addressing consumers,” de Blasio said during a Thursday briefing.API did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Plaintiffs on the case include Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell Plc., BP Plc.U.S. Pledge Said to Fall Short of U.K., EU (11:40 a.m.)Biden’s new commitment to cut U.S. emissions in half over the coming decade from 2005 levels, with an aim to zero out planet-warming gases in the next 30 years, is the most ambitious climate goal yet by an American leader.Yet it isn’t the most far-reaching goal on the international stage, coming in behind the U.K. and the European Union. And it’s unlikely to prove sufficient to keep average global temperature rise below 1.5°C, according to nonprofit Climate Action Tracker.Before Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris accord, the U.S. had set a target to cut emissions by about 26% by 2025 from 2005 levels. Maintaining that trajectory would mean a roughly 34% reduction by 2030, according to the energy research group BloombergNEF. Biden’s new emissions goal raises that ambition by about a third.But to avoid 1.5°C of warming, according to Climate Action Tracker, the U.S. would have to set a 2030 target of more than 57% relative to 2005 and help developing countries to cut emissions.Green Group Dump Cow Manure at White House (11:22 a.m.)Some environmental activists left little doubt about their disdain for Biden’s climate pledge on Thursday. They dumped cow manure near the White House in protest.“Biden’s 2030 Plan = Mass Death,” the group Extinction Rebellion D.C. proclaimed as activists pushed pink-painted wheelbarrows of manure on sidewalks blocks from where Biden declared his promise to pare U.S. greenhouse gas emissions 50% to 52% from 2005 levels by the end of the decade.Yet the group’s reaction wasn’t shared across the spectrum of environmentalists. Several large climate organizations, which spent months pushing the U.S. to commit to halve its greenhouse gas emissions, cheered Biden’s commitment.“With this ambitious and credible target, the U.S. has joined the European Union and U.K. at the top of the global league table, recaptured a leadership role on climate and positioned itself to push for greater global ambition in the lead up to COP26 in Glasgow,” said Nathaniel Keohane, senior vice president for climate at the Environmental Defense Fund.Mitchell Bernard, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, said Biden was “leading by example” by putting forward a pledge that “rises to the urgency of the task” and is “ambitious, yet achievable.”However, environmentalists were far less sanguine about modest promises of action from other world leaders, including the heads of India, China and Australia. Despite stressing the need for global collaboration to combat climate change, China’s Xi Jinping didn’t announce new goals for scaling back the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.“The core message from today’s speech is China will peak coal consumption by 2025, which is modest,” said Li Shuo, a climate analyst with Greenpeace East Asia. “More ambitious actions are needed” and “it is in China’s self interest to announce and implement further plans ahead of COP26.”IMF Proposes Carbon Price Floor for Largest Emitters (11:25 a.m.)The International Monetary Fund proposes establishing a carbon price floor for the largest emitters, such as the Group of 20 nations, to cover as much as 80% of global emissions, Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said.A price floor would need to be pragmatic and equitable, with different pricing for countries at different levels of economic development, Georgieva said in remarks prepared for the U.S. White House climate summit. It could be implemented through carbon taxes, carbon trading systems or equivalent measures and would avoid less efficient and contentious border carbon adjustments, she said.A robust price for carbon has proved to advance investments in renewable energy, electric transportation, energy-efficient buildings, reforestation and other climate friendly activities, while boosting growth and jobs and reducing emissions, Georgieva said.IMF analysis shows that without a robust carbon price, the world won’t reach its climate stabilization goals, Georgieva said. The fund also estimates that a mix of steadily rising carbon prices and green infrastructure investment could increase global gross domestic product by more than 0.7% per year over the next 15 years and create millions of new jobs.“Carbon pricing is gaining momentum,” Georgieva said. “Many businesses now use a shadow carbon price in their models. Over 60 pricing schemes have been implemented. But the average global price is currently $2 a ton, and needs to rise to $75 a ton by 2030 to curb emissions in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.”The IMF also urges standardized reporting of climate related financial risks and delivering $100 billion a year in climate finance to the developing world, combined with technology transfer and policy support to decouple growth from carbon emissions.Putin Vows to Cut Emissions ‘Significantly’ (11:00 a.m.)Russia President Vladimir Putin pledged to “significantly” reduce his country’s cumulative net emissions over the next three decades. Earlier this week, he said that the total volume of net emissions from Russia should be less than those released from the EU over the next 30 years.Also See: Putin’s New Climate Goal is a Lot Less Ambitious Than it Sounds“It is no secret that the conditions that facilitated global warming and associated problems go way back,” Putin said. “Carbon dioxide can stay in the atmosphere for hundreds of years. So it’s not enough to tackle the issue of new emissions. It is also important to take up the task of absorbing the CO2 that has accumulated in the atmosphere.”Putin stressed that Russia “makes a gigantic contribution to absorbing global emissions, both ours and from elsewhere.” Absorption capacity of Russia’s eco-system is estimated at around 2.5 billion tons of CO2 equivalent a year, according to Putin. Russia currently emits about 1.6 billion tons of CO2 equivalent per year, compared to about 4 billion tons for the EU.Australia Skirts Coal, Stresses Technology (10:38 a.m.)In remarks plagued by technical glitches at the start, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison appeared to skip over his country’s role as a major coal producer. Instead, Morrison focused on Australia’s efforts to produce new technologies to fight climate change and announced A$1.5 billion ($1.2 billion) in climate financing focusing on the Pacific region.“We want to work with others on the how,” Morrison said. “You can always be sure that the commitments Australia makes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are bankable.”Poor Nations Call For More Climate Aid (10:19 a.m.)While the U.S.’s re-entry into the Paris deal has been roundly welcomed by developing countries, those nations still face the same old problems. Leaders from developing countries and emerging economies have criticized rich nations’ failure to provide $100 billion of finance that they promised to deliver by 2020 to help them deal with the worst impacts of climate change.Biden didn’t announce any new pledges to increase the amount the U.S. dedicates to climate finance today, despite promising to up his ambition on cutting emissions.China’s Xi highlighted the importance of “common but differentiated responsibilities” -- which is a United Nations adage that means the biggest historical emitters should pay the most. Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s President, said developing countries could consider tougher climate targets like net zero, but only if they receive finance & capacity support.Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reiterated a call for rich countries to deliver the $100 billion goal, which she said should be balanced 50:50 between adaptation and mitigation efforts.Technical Woes Dog Putin, Xi, Macron Speeches (9:45 a.m.)Technical glitches marred the beginning of Biden’s virtual climate summit, proving even the U.S. government is not immune to the computer woes that have bedeviled teleconferences amid the pandemic.All time stamps are New York time.The flubs started early with feedback on the audio feed, creating an echo as Vice President Kamala Harris kicked off the event. A few minutes later, Xi Jinping’s speech was broadcast in Mandarin, with an English translation starting late and without including the beginning of the first speech from an international leader.Emmanuel Macron of France spoke in a pre-taped address in French, but there was no translation until the last part of his speech. Then Russia’s Vladimir Putin was introduced while Macron’s remarks were ongoing. A video display in the White House cut to a shot of Putin, who appeared to consult with aides off-screen and looked puzzled about when to begin speaking. Meanwhile, control-room chatter of technicians indicated a scramble behind the scenes to deal with the gaffe.When Putin concluded, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken recognized the “technical difficulties,” and returned the floor to Macron. But as the pre-taped speech was broadcast for a second time, the English translation again was delayed, cutting off his initial comments.Canada’s Trudeau Pledges to Cut Emissions 40%-45% by 2030 (9:26 a.m.)Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to strengthen his country’s climate ambitions by slashing 2005 emission levels by 40%-45% by 2030. Canada is the only Group of Seven nation to see emissions rise since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015.“Today, Canada is in a position to raise our climate ambition once again,” the Canadian leader said. “Our new climate target for 2030 is to reduce our 2005 emission levels by 40 to 45 % and we will continually strength our plan and take even more actions on our journey to net zero by 2050.”Trudeau is trying to coordinate the northern nation’s climate policy with the U.S. to develop a cross-border approach to climate change. Biden’s increased ambitions put pressure on the prime minister to take a more aggressive approach to slash Canada’s carbon footprint.Tackling Climate Change ‘Herculean Task,’ Merkel Says (9 a.m.)German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she is delighted that the U.S. under President Biden is again helping with the “Herculean task” of tackling climate change.“There can be no doubt that the world needs your contribution if we really want to fulfill our ambitious goals,” Merkel said. “This is a herculean task, because this is nothing short of a complete transformation, a complete change in the way we do business, the way we work.”Merkel reaffirmed Germany’s climate goals, as well as her government’s decision to phase out coal power by 2038 at the latest and invest more in renewables.No Major New Pledges From Xi, Modi at Climate Summit (8:45 a.m.)China’s Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi of India led off the summit by stressing the urgent need for global collaboration to fight climate change, but without announcing any new major goals for curbing emissions.Xi reiterated China’s plans to peak carbon emissions by 2030 and to attain net-zero status by 2060. He also pledged to reduce coal consumption between 2026 and 2030. “We must be committed to green development. Green mountains are gold mountains, to protect environment is o protect productivity,” Xi said.Modi stressed India’s ongoing efforts to install 450 gigawatts of clean energy -- policies that the two nations already have in place.Biden has said that a key goal of this summit is to encourage nations to increase their ambitions toward fighting climate change. The U.S. announced its new, bigger target for curbing emissions Thursday. Japan did as well, and Canada announced a new goal Monday.But China, the world’s biggest emitter, and India, the third-largest source of greenhouse gases, are sticking with their current plans, even after visits in recent weeks from Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry, a development that climate advocates may see as a setback for Biden.UN Chief Calls on Nations to Submit New, Ambitious Plans: 8:37 a.m.United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on countries, especially major emitters, to submit new and more ambitious plans laying out actions and policies that will align the next 10 years with a “2050 net-zero pathway.”To build a truly global net zero coalition, Guterres said the world needs a breakthrough on finance and adaptation. He called on developed countries to deliver on their pledges to boost public climate finance by coming to the G7 in June with a plan to deliver on a $100 billion climate action fund for developing countries.“Let us mobilize political leadership to move ahead together – to overcome climate change, end our war on nature and build lives of dignity and prosperity for all,” Guterres said.Carbon Price Hits Record in EU Before Summit: 7:24 a.m.A surge in the world’s largest carbon market reflects the cost of polluting for industry just as world leaders prepare for a crucial climate gathering hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden.Prices in the European Union’s emissions trading system has broken records every day this week as European lawmakers reached a deal on stricter pollution targets and investors got a glimpse of how the bloc will set green standards in the future.Japan Pledges Stricter Emissions Target: 5:49 a.m.Japan will strengthen its 2030 emissions reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement, amid an effort to become carbon neutral by the middle of the century.The country aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 46% by 2030 compared with 2013, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Thursday ahead of the global climate summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden. Japan had previously targeted a 26% reduction.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
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Victory Park Capital ("VPC"), a global alternative investment firm, and investment manager of VPC Specialty Lending Investments PLC (LON: VSL) ("VSL"), today announced the closing of a $200 million credit facility with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company ("MassMutual") to finance VSL’s growth initiatives.
RALEIGH, N.C., April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Glasses, whether they are prescription glasses or sunglasses, represent in all cases an indispensable support for each of us. However, the safety glasses are eye protection equipment that meets the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health administration. Advances in technology allow the use of safety glasses that are more comfortable and attractive but always comply with current requirements. When a pair of glasses gets scratched, this is not only an aesthetic inconvenience, but it is a problem that can also cause small or large visual disturbances, since a scratched lens loses its natural transparency. This is why in these cases it is necessary to intervene promptly to solve the problem. But how is it necessary to do this? Here are 5 tips to remove scratches from prescription safety glasses. Eye Protection in Work Place with Safety Glasses Did you know that sick leave due to some type of eye injury tends to be more frequent and lasting than sick leave due to injuries to other parts of the body? That is why eye protection is so important. And to ensure this protection we must use eye protection equipment that is in perfect condition and that allows us optimal visibility, which is not tiring in daily or long-term use. Safety glasses help to prevent from injury to the eyes in the area work, carefully analyze operations. They identify potential eye injury hazards, inspecting work areas, routes of access, and equipment, and review incident logs and eye injuries. To keep the safety glasses in perfect condition we must ensure that we comply with correct maintenance. If we have clean and well cared for safety glasses, we will always have the highest quality of vision and, in addition, we will extend our useful life. We can easily buy glasses online, from any authentic online source to protect our eyes during work time. Scratched Glasses: What to Do? Useful Tips and Myths to Dispel As with any other equipment, safety glasses require maintenance. Safety glasses have special frames, completely different from regular glasses, since these must be stronger than the latter and must also resist exposure to heat. Their shape is also important, since it prevents the lenses from accidentally sticking into the eyes. Learn how to clean your safety glasses. Cleaning. Check your safety glasses daily and follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning them. If not handled carefully when cleaning, they can scratch and affect your vision or weaken the lens. Storage. Store your safety glasses in a clean and dry place, where they will not be dropped or accidentally stepped on. Replacement. When safety glasses are scratched, bent, broken or are becoming uncomfortable to use, it is because the time has come to change them, the sooner possible the better. Damaged equipment makes it difficult to see clearly and its protective characteristics may be reduced. What We Should Do: It is mandatory to rinse the glasses with cold water before any cleaning operation to remove dust from the glasses.Clean the windows gently, with a cleaning spray or with wet wipes.Use a soft and clean microfiber to clean the glassesAlways keep the glasses in their protective case or case.Scratched lenses and / or frames in poor condition mean that the glasses must be replaced. Thousands of sources provide eyeglasses online for our safety with detailed description. Avoid: Do not use hot water, which alters the treatments of the glass surface (anti-glare, anti-fog)Do not clean the glasses with a garment or with your fingers, nails or even with a handkerchief, which can scratch the lenses.Do not use solvent, alcohol or any other cleaning liquid as there is a risk that the glass will become opaque.Do not put the glasses on the lenses. How to Maintain the Safety Glasses Properly? It is essential to take care of safety glasses because it is they that protect us from debris, and, although they are easy to use, certain guidelines need to be followed to protect them from damage and wear. A number of steps should be considered daily to ensure proper compliance with ANSI standards. The first thing to do is to check the prescription safety glasses well in order to see if there is damage and how much wear it has suffered after daily use. Media Contacts -Company Name: EyewebContact Person Name: Hal HilsonEmail: service@eyeweb․comWebsite URL: https://www.eyeweb.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/EyewebEyewearFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/EyewebEyewear/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eyeweb_eyewear/Phone Number: + 1888-449-9540Address: 8300 Falls of Neuse Road Suite 110 Raleigh, NC 27615 USA
A medical trade union leader and ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said on Thursday she and her group were asking the jailed opposition politician to call off his hunger strike. "To continue (the strike) would be dangerous for his life and health," Anastasia Vasilyeva, head of the Doctors Alliance union, told Reuters. "We very much hope Alexei will end the hunger strike tomorrow."
Joining me today are Marc Bitzer, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; and Jim Peters, our Chief Financial Officer. Before we begin, I remind you that as we conduct this call, we will be making forward-looking statements to assist you in understanding Whirlpool Corporation's future expectations.
TBK earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2021.
Google’s Fi wireless service has always been a niche option that best served owners of Google Pixels, but today the search giant is adding a more affordable unlimited data plan in hopes of making Fi more palatable to the masses.
Morning Routine One of the five stunning original pieces in full resolution color from the "NEON FUTURE BY STEVE AOKI X MACIEJ KUCIARA” NFT COLLECTION Drop on Nifty Gateway on April 27th Morning Routine One of the five stunning original pieces in full resolution color from the "NEON FUTURE BY STEVE AOKI X MACIEJ KUCIARA” NFT COLLECTION Drop on Nifty Gateway on April 27th Unique Hybrid Drop Showcases Visionary Artist Maciej Kuciara’s Stunning Anime Art Blended With Powerful Original Music Tracks Produced by 2x Grammy Nominated Aoki “Neon Future by Steve Aoki x Maciej Kuciara” NFT Collection Drop Launches Exclusively on Nifty Gateway on April 27th Five Original Pieces Featuring Two Different Colorways Will Be Available LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 2x Grammy nominated creator Steve Aoki and revolutionary digital artist Maciej Kuciara have partnered with Tom Bilyeu of Impact Theory Studios to release a one-of-a-kind hybrid art and music NFT Collection, “Neon Future by Steve Aoki x Maciej Kuciara”. This new collection takes its inspiration from Impact Theory’s “Neon Future” sci-fi comic series originally created by Steve Aoki & Tom Bilyeu. The unique collaboration showcases revered digital artist Maciej Kuciara’s much-celebrated style of smashing together 90’s era 2D anime art with bleeding-edge 3D techniques. Combined with stirring original music composed exclusively for this project by Aoki, the result is a truly memorable creation that is designed to enthrall passionate collectors. The collection showcases five original minted pieces in two different colorways, one in vibrant full resolution color and the second in classic manga and newspaper print inspired black and white; which represents the beginning of both Steve Aoki and Maciej Kuciaria’s passion for animation and art. The whole collection drops exclusively on Nifty Gateway on April 27th. The creators have revealed the first stunning piece from the collection titled “Morning Routine” with the tagline “what you create creates you.” The piece was created using Blender, After Effects, Photoshop and 2DoHW. “Morning Routine” (Full resolution color)“M0rn1ng R0ut1ne” (Classic manga and newspaper print inspired black and white) Details for the drop will be routinely updated and are available at http://nft.neonfuturecomic.com/ including previews of the NFT collections, email updates, FAQ, auction countdown clock and direct link to Nifty Gateway page. “Neon Future by Steve Aoki x Maciej Kuciara” is the second drop for Steve Aoki and first for artist Maciej Kuciara. Aoki's debut "Dream Catcher" collection with art by Antoni Tudisco reached over $4 million in sales with a record breaking $888,888 bid for a single piece. “The Neon Future collection encompasses my passion for the series and takes an irreverent look at the themes about the future of technology that we’ve been exploring in the story world of Neon Future,” stated Aoki. “The convergence of comics and music produces a powerful collectible art experience that’s more than just a snapshot.” Maciej Kuciara, who collaborated with Aoki and Bilyeu on creating key art assets for the story world of “Neon Future,” showcases his take on the main characters from the hit series in the upcoming drop. Kuciara is one of the most in-demand digital artists working today, and his work has been used to help define the visual style of some of the largest film and game franchises in the world, including such tentpole properties as MCU juggernauts “Captain America: Civil War” and “The Avengers,” as well as the live action remake of the anime classic “Ghost In The Shell,” “Godzilla vs. Kong” and mega gaming franchise “The Last of Us.” He’s also done work for influential brands like Nike and Google. In 2020, Maciej had his directorial debut on animated short 'MECHA' directed for Google’s YouTube premiere feature, as well as his short film 'Showtime', a 'love letter to 90's sci-fi anime', which exploded on social media platforms. “I’m very excited to share this collection with the world,” stated Maciej Kuciara. “NFTs represent a new canvas for digital artists, that allow a whole new generation of artists to collaborate with talent from different industries, and leave a lasting emotional impact on the viewer. The partnership with Steve and Tom has been an amazing experience.” The critically acclaimed “Neon Future” comic was originally launched in 2018 by Tom Bilyeu of Impact Theory Studios as a physical comic book series, but was quickly transitioned to the global digital platform WEBTOON where it has been read nearly 700,000 times and been nominated for a WEBTOON Canvas Sci-Fi Award in 2020. The series is set thirty years in the future, in a world where advanced technology is banned, sparking a cold war between the Augmented, who have integrated technology into their bodies, and the Authentic, who have not. “Visual storytelling is the ultimate way to engage with big ideas and tell empowering stories,” stated Tom Bilyeu, co-author of Neon Future and CEO of Impact Theory. “NFTs offer the single most dynamic new canvas on which to create. As a creator, collector, and entrepreneur, I’m looking forward to what this new platform will offer the world. In the short-term it’s incredibly exciting, and when you step back and look long term, it will be nothing short of revolutionary.” Impact Theory Studios is a digital studio which produces content focused on stories of empowerment and has made significant investment in future projects for the NFT marketplace. Using the blockchain to enforce scarcity and prove authenticity, Nifty Gateway is the premier marketplace to buy, sell, and store NFTs. The platform provides an accessible point of entry for consumers to participate in the future of art, collectibles, and commerce as a whole. About Steve Aoki Steve Aoki is a true cross-genre and cross-vertical visionary. As a solo artist, Aoki has amassed 7 studio albums featuring collaborations with Lil Uzi Vert, Maluma, BTS, Linkin Park, and Louis Tomlinson...earning a whopping 3 billion music streams! In addition to founding his own record label, Dim Mak, from his college dorm room which served as a launch pad for acts like The Chainsmokers, Bloc Party, and many more, Aoki is also a fashion designer, entrepreneur, author, comic book creator and philanthropist. In 2018, he partnered with Impact Theory Studios to create the critically acclaimed “Neon Future” sci-fi comic, set 30 years in the future where advanced technology is outlawed. The story explores relevant themes of culture, technology and where the human species is headed on a much deeper level. The series is an extension of the overarching visionary world showcased throughout his Neon Future albums, which strives towards singularity in a utopian convergence of technology and humanity. THE AOKI FOUNDATION was founded in 2021 which supports organizations in the field of brain science research with a specific focus on regenerative medicine and brain preservation. About Tom Bilyeu and Impact Theory Tom Bilyeu is a writer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur who has garnered more than 350,000,000 views on his content across YouTube and other social channels with his various projects. His production company, Impact Theory Studios is a revolutionary, digital-first studio, that develops and produces wildly entertaining original content focusing on themes of empowerment, by bringing together some of the most talented creators, writers, and artists. The studio was started by Tom Bilyeu and his wife and business partner Lisa Bilyeu. Tom previously co-founded Quest Nutrition and reached #2 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies. He recently exited Quest when it was acquired for one billion dollars. Impact Theory distributes its unscripted, scripted, and publishing content across multiple digital platforms including the emerging NFT space. The studio has built a loyal audience in the millions with over one billion social media impressions, and its catalog of content has received hundreds of millions of views. About The Artist - Maciej Kuciara Maciej Kuciara is a visionary digital artist who has been translating thoughts to art since 2004. The self-taught Kuciara is revered globally for his visual styles that have been featured in tentpole properties “Ghost In The Shell,” “The Last of Us,” Captain America Civil War,” and “Avengers” as well as influential brands like Nike and companies including Google. One of the most sought out artists, he helped create the original concept art for the award nominated “Neon Future” comic created by Steve Aoki & Tom Bilyeu of Impact Theory Studios. In 2020, Maciej had his directorial debut on animated short 'MECHA' directed for Google's YouTube premiere feature, as well as his short film 'Showtime', a 'love letter to 90's sci-fi anime', which exploded on social media platforms. He is part of the wave of trailblazing artists that are creating enormous opportunities to connect to art to people in the digital world. A video accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/44d4928d-31e9-4112-b631-207330bce782 CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACTS: Cultivate IP Group Fred Paik 323-434-1418 Fred@cultivateipg.com
Plaintiffs' Counsel and Kaiser Permanente Announce $11.5 Million Equal Pay & Promotion Race Discrimination Class Action Settlement
Hyliion Holdings (NYSE: HYLN) has flown relatively under the radar compared to other electric vehicle companies that have come to market over the past year. Its CEO, Thomas Healy, in an interview this week said Hyliion is focused on winning the long game, and its shares are up more than 10% on Thursday on that assurance. Hyliion was one of a number of automotive electrification companies to go public last year via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), and as with most such companies the shares have been volatile.
Yacht Coatings Market Research Report by Chemical (Epoxy, Ethyl Silicate, and Polyurethane), by Application (Fairing, Final Priming & Sealing, Finishing, Hull, and Specialty Applications) - Global Forecast to 2025 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19New York, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Yacht Coatings Market Research Report by Chemical, by Application - Global Forecast to 2025 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05911970/?utm_source=GNW Market Statistics:The report provides market sizing and forecast across five major currencies - USD, EUR GBP, JPY, and AUD. This helps organization leaders make better decisions when currency exchange data is readily available.1. The Global Yacht Coatings Market is expected to grow from USD 3,509.26 Million in 2020 to USD 4,811.63 Million by the end of 2025.2. The Global Yacht Coatings Market is expected to grow from EUR 3,076.98 Million in 2020 to EUR 4,218.93 Million by the end of 2025.3. The Global Yacht Coatings Market is expected to grow from GBP 2,735.44 Million in 2020 to GBP 3,750.64 Million by the end of 2025.4. The Global Yacht Coatings Market is expected to grow from JPY 374,527.25 Million in 2020 to JPY 513,523.40 Million by the end of 2025.5. The Global Yacht Coatings Market is expected to grow from AUD 5,095.91 Million in 2020 to AUD 6,987.13 Million by the end of 2025.Market Segmentation & Coverage:This research report categorizes the Yacht Coatings to forecast the revenues and analyze the trends in each of the following sub-markets:Based on Chemical, the Yacht Coatings Market studied across Epoxy, Ethyl Silicate, and Polyurethane. Based on Application, the Yacht Coatings Market studied across Fairing, Final Priming & Sealing, Finishing, Hull, Specialty Applications, Surfacing, and Topcoat Care & Maintenance. Based on Geography, the Yacht Coatings Market studied across Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Middle East & Africa. The Americas region surveyed across Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and United States. The Asia-Pacific region surveyed across Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand. The Europe, Middle East & Africa region surveyed across France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom. Company Usability Profiles:The report deeply explores the recent significant developments by the leading vendors and innovation profiles in the Global Yacht Coatings Market including Akzo Nobel N.V., Alexseal Yacht Coatings, Asian Paints Ltd, BASF SE, Berger Paints, Boero Bartolomeo S.P.A, Chemco International, Chugoku Marine Paints Ltd., DuPont de Nemours, Inc, Engineered Marine Coatings LLC, Epifanes NA Inc, Hempel A/S, Jotun A/S, Kansai Paint Co. Ltd, KCC Corporation, Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co. Ltd., PPG Industries Inc., RPM International Inc., Shalimar Paints, Sherwin-Williams Company, and Tiger Coatings GmbH & Co. KG. Cumulative Impact of COVID-19:COVID-19 is an incomparable global public health emergency that has affected almost every industry, so for and, the long-term effects projected to impact the industry growth during the forecast period. Our ongoing research amplifies our research framework to ensure the inclusion of underlaying COVID-19 issues and potential paths forward. The report is delivering insights on COVID-19 considering the changes in consumer behavior and demand, purchasing patterns, re-routing of the supply chain, dynamics of current market forces, and the significant interventions of governments. The updated study provides insights, analysis, estimations, and forecast, considering the COVID-19 impact on the market.FPNV Positioning Matrix:The FPNV Positioning Matrix evaluates and categorizes the vendors in the Yacht Coatings Market on the basis of Business Strategy (Business Growth, Industry Coverage, Financial Viability, and Channel Support) and Product Satisfaction (Value for Money, Ease of Use, Product Features, and Customer Support) that aids businesses in better decision making and understanding the competitive landscape.Competitive Strategic Window:The Competitive Strategic Window analyses the competitive landscape in terms of markets, applications, and geographies. The Competitive Strategic Window helps the vendor define an alignment or fit between their capabilities and opportunities for future growth prospects. During a forecast period, it defines the optimal or favorable fit for the vendors to adopt successive merger and acquisition strategies, geography expansion, research & development, and new product introduction strategies to execute further business expansion and growth.The report provides insights on the following pointers:1. Market Penetration: Provides comprehensive information on the market offered by the key players2. Market Development: Provides in-depth information about lucrative emerging markets and analyzes the markets3. Market Diversification: Provides detailed information about new product launches, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments4. Competitive Assessment & Intelligence: Provides an exhaustive assessment of market shares, strategies, products, and manufacturing capabilities of the leading players5. Product Development & Innovation: Provides intelligent insights on future technologies, R&D activities, and new product developmentsThe report answers questions such as:1. What is the market size and forecast of the Global Yacht Coatings Market?2. What are the inhibiting factors and impact of COVID-19 shaping the Global Yacht Coatings Market during the forecast period?3. Which are the products/segments/applications/areas to invest in over the forecast period in the Global Yacht Coatings Market?4. What is the competitive strategic window for opportunities in the Global Yacht Coatings Market?5. What are the technology trends and regulatory frameworks in the Global Yacht Coatings Market?6. What are the modes and strategic moves considered suitable for entering the Global Yacht Coatings Market?Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05911970/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. 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