A Facebook post to adopt a unique Chihuahua named Prancer has gone viral for its hilarious honesty about the dog's 'neurotic, man hating, animal hating, children hating' personality. Source: Facebook/Tyfanee Fortuna
A Facebook post to adopt a unique Chihuahua named Prancer has gone viral for its hilarious honesty about the dog's 'neurotic, man hating, animal hating, children hating' personality. Source: Facebook/Tyfanee Fortuna
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The renowned Online Food Ordering System offers valuable information to customersWarszawa, Poland, May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UpMenu, the trusted and reliable Online Food Ordering System, has ranked the top fast food restaurants in the USA, offering consumers a benchmark on the best places to order from in the country. UpMenu has revolutionized food ordering not only in the country but around the world. In fact, it now has its presence in more than 100 countries as over 5700 restaurants are using its system to their advantage. Quite simply, this pioneering system takes the hassle and delays out of food ordering to make the process quite smooth. It thus allows food businesses and establishments to start catering to new customers and making money at the earliest. UpMenu.com This Online Food Ordering System has certainly had its huge benefits in the past year of the pandemic. With an increasing number of patrons relying on takeaways and food deliveries, it gave a shot in the arm to restaurant owners. They have been able to cater to customers in troubled times while growing their businesses. Thus it has been the recipe for a win-win situation for everyone. Studies have shown that 70% of customers would prefer to order directly from a restaurant ordering system rather than relying on third-party platforms. But unfortunately, many restaurants around the world are not equipped to handle orders online. That’s where the Online Food Ordering solution by UpMenu comes into the picture giving restaurants the cutting edge advantage. For starters, this software can be easily integrated into a restaurant website. Moreover, UpMenu also has a website builder solution, which can be used by restaurants that don’t have an existing website. Once the software is installed, restaurants can start taking orders seamlessly and without having to pay high commissions to third-party platforms. Thus it can save them huge amounts in the long run. Online Food Ordering certainly has its advantages over traditional orders via phone. It avoids any human errors and the orders are displayed smartly on the system within seconds. It thus makes the task more streamlined and efficient for restaurants. It has been seen that online orders have 18% more value than orders taken via phone. Restaurants also get insights through menu management and accurate ordering, which encourage them to curate the best menus. This smart solution is also designed to reduce delivery costs for restaurants. It does that by drawing delivery areas on the map with minimum value of orders and delivery costs. This Online Food Ordering System supports cashless payments, which allows restaurants to add new customers. Restaurants can also get product sales reports from the menu, which is another crucial insight to make smart business decisions. With this dynamic system, UpMenu has changed the game for restaurants around the world as they have boosted their profitability. And it has now ranked the top fast food restaurants in the US, offering valuable information for customers and keeping its platform engaging for everyone. About UpMenu.com UpMenu.com is a pioneering Online Food Ordering solution that has made its mark in over 100 countries with over 5700 restaurants that have processed more than 4.1 million orders so far. ### Media Contacts: +48531720941 URL: https://www.upmenu.com/
A short-seller report from Hindenburg Research questions the plastic recycler's technology as well as management's motives.
Regulator found the company’s Environmental Protection Program was not adequate to manage contaminated sitesCALGARY, Alberta, May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) released full details of its $40,000 Administrative Monetary Penalty to Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc. (TNPI), the maximum amount based on the facts of this case. The company had received multiple notices of non-compliances and enforcement actions related to contaminated sites, and issuing this fine was the next step in our effort to bring the company into compliance. This is the second financial penalty issued to TNPI in less than 10 months, with the last one issued in July 2020 related to an incident where a contractor hit a pipe while digging. Companies are required to develop, implement and maintain an environmental protection program (EPP) that anticipates, prevents, manages and mitigates conditions that could have a negative impact on the environment. The CER issued the penalty to TNPI for not being able to show that its environmental protection program met CER requirements for the management of contaminated sites, a violation of Section 48 of the Onshore Pipeline Regulations (OPR). In this case, contamination along a TNPI pipeline migrated off the right-of-way into a nearby back yard, coming within five to ten metres of a home. The penalty was issued because the company couldn’t prove that it had done what it should to keep the contamination from spreading. At the time of the 2019 field inspection, CER inspectors found that there were too many unknowns to fully understand the potential risk to human health and the environment, so they issued an Inspection Officer Order requiring the company to do more sampling of the area and submit results to the CER. The company completed the required testing and was given permission to resume work on June 3, 2019. Based on the data submitted, residents are not exposed to unsafe levels of contamination. TNPI has submitted a plan to clean up the site to the CER, and is currently testing the proposed clean up technology. The CER is currently reviewing the company’s plan and awaiting the results of the test. In the meantime, the company has been conducting regular monitoring of soil vapour and groundwater, and is submitting the results of these tests to us on a regular basis so that TNPI and the CER can monitor the situation and ensure the residents are protected throughout the process. An administrative monetary penalty is only one tool in the CER’s enforcement toolkit. Other enforcement tools available to the NEB include Notices of Non-Compliance, Inspection Officer Orders, Safety Orders, revocation of a company’s authorization to operate; and even in extreme cases, criminal prosecution. We will never hesitate to take enforcement action if required and we do so is in a way that is fair and transparent. Quote “The companies we oversee have to do everything they can to keep people and environment safe. This penalty is yet another way we are working to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again.” Gitane De Silva Chief Executive Officer Canada Energy Regulator Quick Facts AMPs are financial penalties imposed by a regulatory body in response to violation of legislative requirements.AMPs provide regulatory agencies with a flexible enforcement tool to complement other types of regulatory sanctions such as notices of non-compliance, orders, warning letters and directions.The amount of an AMP is calculated using a set formula that is fixed in the CER’s regulations.An AMP can be issued within two years of the event.We require that companies develop and have EPPs to anticipate, prevent, manage and mitigate conditions that could adversely affect the environment. Related Products Notice of Violation AMP-001-2021 Associated Links Administrative Monetary PenaltiesAdministrative Monetary Penalties Process GuideCER Enforcement PolicyPipeline Profile – Trans-Northern The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) works to keep energy moving safely across the country. We review energy development projects and share energy information, all while enforcing some of the strictest safety and environmental standards in the world. To find out how the CER is working for you visit us online or connect on social media Contacts Erin Dottor Communications Officer Canada Energy Regulator Email: email@example.com Telephone: (403) 629-2732 Telephone (toll-free): 1-800-899-1265
(Bloomberg) -- Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen faces the challenge of speeding a debt-ceiling increase through Congress without shaking investor confidence, a potentially difficult task even with Democrats controlling both chambers and the White House.The current suspension of the U.S. borrowing limit expires on Aug. 1, and the Treasury Department on Wednesday cautioned that if Congress fails to act, the administration would have to shift federal funding to make good on debt payments. Officials are looking at scenarios where those accounting measures “could be exhausted much more quickly” than previously, the department said.Even if the Treasury could stave off any default for months, as during past occasions when congressional talks dragged out before a final resolution, investors face the risk of disruption this summer. Officials would likely need to sharply cut sales of Treasury bills, at a time when traders have already complained about scarcity and some auctions have featured yields at 0%.It all poses a negotiating and messaging challenge for Yellen, who this week saw the consequence of a miscue in public communications. Stocks dropped briefly after an unexpected comment on the potential for higher interest rates in order to stem “overheating” risks in the wake of heightened government spending.Read More: Yellen Clarifies Inflation Remark, Sees No Need for Fed to HikeWhile President Joe Biden has relied on a diverse group of White House aides and cabinet members to help sell the March $1.9 trillion pandemic-relief bill and the proposed $4 trillion of longer-term economic measures, responsibility for the debt limit falls squarely on Yellen’s shoulders.The ceiling was suspended under a 2019 agreement between the Trump administration and Congress. It’s been a political football in the past because voting for an increase can invite political attacks over ramping up the debt burden for future generations.Yellen will need Congress to refrain from political brinkmanship and avoid any disruption -- at worst a default or government shutdown -- that would undermine the recovery from the pandemic.Navigating the debt limit debate is also a test of unity within the Democratic Party. With slim majorities in both chambers of Congress, Democrats are widely expected to raise the debt ceiling using a fast-track budget tool enabling them to bypass a Senate Republican filibuster. That would deprive the GOP of being able to use the debt ceiling as leverage in exchange for spending cuts.Yet pushing through a debt-limit increase using that tactic could mean wrapping it together with a raft of spending and tax measures that follow through on Biden’s longer-term economic proposals.Grand CompromiseThat in turn means Democrats would have to unify behind a grand compromise in the weeks after the Aug. 1 end of the debt limit suspension, before Treasury measures run out.“The U.S. is not going to default on its debt, but financial markets will not be fully relieved until we hear from conservative Democrats that they will support raising the debt ceiling,” said Edward Moya, a senior market analyst at OANDA Corp., a trading firm.He referred to the “political theater” of 2011 between Republicans and the Obama administration that led to the shock downgrade of the U.S. sovereign rating by Standard & Poor’sOne complication this year is the unusual pattern of Treasury debt issuance. The department ramped up sales of short-dated securities in 2020 and accumulated a massive $1.8 trillion stockpile of cash to prepare for any Covid-19 spending needs or revenue shortfalls. Now that it’s working that cash down, it’s selling much less in T-bills -- causing ripples in markets.‘Elevated Risks’Those ripples could become a whole lot bigger if the debt limit isn’t raised by July 31.“Elevated risks of volatility in money markets remain as this date approaches and Treasury bills outstanding decline,” a Treasury advisory group made up of investors and bond dealers told Yellen in a letter on Tuesday. The group “strongly urges Congress to suspend or raise the debt limit in a timely manner.”Bharat Ramamurti, deputy director of the National Economic Council, said on Bloomberg TV Wednesday, “Our expectation and our hope is that Congress would do the same” as during Republican administrations, when there were bipartisan votes to raise or suspend the debt limit.Even so, moderate House Democrats facing an uphill battle to keep their seats in the 2022 midterm elections may be reluctant to vote for increasing debt without at least some kind of budget reforms -- such as changing rules to force lawmakers to adopt an annual federal budget or forgo their paychecks.In a worst-case scenario, there could be a fallback option to buy time. During the Obama administration, the Treasury crafted a secret plan to prioritize debt payments if the U.S. government reached its statutory limit on borrowing. It was widely panned, and never used. But when Brian Smith, the Treasury’s deputy assistant secretary for federal finance, was asked about whether such a blueprint were on the table, he declined to respond.(Corrects third paragraph to show bills haven’t been auctioned at negative yields.)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.
Dassault Aviation launched a new long-range "flying penthouse" on Thursday in a bid to challenge rivals serving the ultra-wealthy and heads of state at the top end of the luxury jet market. The Falcon 10X will be the French planemaker's most powerful model, with a range of 7,500 nautical miles (13,890 km), and compete with high-end models offered by Canada's Bombardier and General Dynamics unit Gulfstream. It will enter service in late 2025 and - in a first for a commercial jet - come equipped with Rolls-Royce Pearl engines designed to run entirely on sustainable aviation fuel, Dassault said.
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has been in the news a lot lately. Then there's the global semiconductor shortage, which threatens several industries, including consumer electronics. To simplify the situation, here are three things investors need to know about Apple right now.
(Bloomberg) -- Qatar’s prosecutor ordered the arrest of Finance Minister Ali Sharif Al-Emadi to question him over alleged abuse of power and misuse of public funds, a state-run news agency said.Al-Emadi was named finance minister a day after Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani took over leadership of the country in June 2013, and has held the role since. The prosecutor has launched an investigation, Qatar News Agency said on Thursday. No further details were immediately available.The arrest was unusual, because allegations of criminal conduct by senior state officials or members of ruling families in the Gulf are typically addressed behind closed doors. Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s declared anti-corruption drive in 2017, which targeted royals and businesspeople, was an exception.Qatar’s dollar bonds held on to most of their earlier gains following the news, with the yield on the securities due 2050 down about 4 basis points to 3.4%. The country’s stock market had already closed for the weekend.Board PositionsAl-Emadi had been a stalwart of Qatar’s financial system, helping to transform Qatar National Bank from a local champion into the region’s biggest lender as its chief executive from 2007 to 2013. He still serves as chairman of the bank’s board, and is also president of the executive board of Qatar Airways, and on the board of Qatar Investment Authority, the country’s sovereign wealth fund.The Financial Times reported that allegations against him concern bribery and commissions related to government contracts, citing a person in Doha who the newspaper said was briefed on the investigation but didn’t name. The investigation is centered on his conduct as minister, and not his other positions, it said.More recently, amid speculation that Al-Emadi had fallen out of favor, he was replaced as chairman of the Qatar Financial Centre -- a platform through which most foreign financial firms working in the country are registered and among agencies that encourage foreign investment.Al Emadi has been regarded as a budget-conscious finance chief, reluctant to raise excess debt even though Qatar’s bond yields are among the lowest in developing economies.At the same time, he’s overseen heavy spending in preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup that Qatar is to host. Bloomberg Intelligence estimates the country will plow $300 billion into infrastructure projects ahead of the soccer tournament.(Updates with details from FT in sixth paragraph.)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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Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker NIO (NYSE: NIO) gave a preview last week of its planned launch in Norway, and today the company gave investors details on its first move to do business outside of China. At the NIO Norway news conference today, the company said it aims to begin its first European sales this September. NIO said it will initially sell its flagship ES8 electric SUV in Norway, followed by the new ET7 luxury sedan, which will go into production early next year.
To celebrate National Nurses Week, MadeGood is donating over $10,000 of their signature healthy Granola Bars to Canadian nurses at local hospitals and care centresTORONTO, May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MadeGood Foods,® the leading allergy-friendly and nutrient-rich snack creators, is proud to announce they will be donating more than 12,000 of their signature healthy Granola Bars to hard-working nurses across Ontario in celebration of National Nurses Week, which runs from May 10 to May 16. “Nurses are the backbone of our care system and we want to thank them for providing the best care possible for those who need it,” said Nima Fotovat, President of MadeGood Foods. “With many working long and arduous hours, we want to make sure that our Canadian nurses have something healthy and nutritious to keep them fuelled throughout their shift, which is why we are beyond grateful to be able to donate thousands of MadeGood Granola Bars to nurses in Ontario hospitals.” The donation, which is valued at over $10,000, will be divided between several locations across the province: The Hospital For Sick Children, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Trillium Health Partners Foundations, Mississauga Hospital, Credit Valley Hospital, and Queensway Health Centre. All MadeGood products are produced in a dedicated nut-free facility and free of the top eight allergens: peanut, tree nuts, gluten, dairy, egg, soy, sesame, and shellfish. Nima Fotovat is available for interviews. High-res images are available upon request. Media Contact:Ashley Maceyashley@mywhyagency.com778.772.4353 About MadeGood FoodsMadeGood® is dedicated to providing healthy snacks that are rich in nutrients, allergen friendly and minimally processed. All MadeGood products contain wholesome organic ingredients that are ethically sourced. They are proud to be a certified B Corporation and part of a group of for-profit companies, certified by the nonprofit B Lab, to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. MadeGood is made in a Zero Waste certified facility. MadeGood® is a good choice for your health, your family's health and the planet's health. Trust in something good. WebsiteInstagramFacebookTwitter
(Bloomberg) -- Spot iron ore broke $200 a ton for the first time, while copper approached a record high as Chinese investors unleashed fresh demand following a three-day holiday.The reopening of major industrial economies is sparking a surge across commodities markets from corn to lumber, with tin climbing above $30,000 a ton for the first time since 2011 on Thursday. In the wake of mounting evidence of inflation -- fueled by higher raw materials prices -- investors are also increasingly focused on when the U.S. Federal Reserve might start throttling back its emergency support.Many banks say the rally has further to run, particularly for copper, which will benefit from rising investment in new energy sectors. Copper is at the highest in a decade, fueling bets it will rally further to take out the record set in February 2011. Steel demand is surging as economies chart a path back to growth just as the world’s biggest miners have been hampered by operational issues, tightening ore supply.“The long-term prospects for metals prices are ‘too good’ and point to higher prices in the next few years,” said Commerzbank AG analyst Daniel Briesemann. “The decarbonization trends in many countries -- which include switching to electric vehicles and expanding wind and solar power -- are likely to generate additional demand for metals.”Trading house Trafigura Group and several major Wall Street banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Bank of America Corp. expect copper to extend gains.Copper rose as much as 1.6% to $10,108.50 a ton on the London Metal Exchange before trading at $10,080 as of 4:07 p.m. in London.Benchmark spot iron ore prices rose to a record, while futures in Singapore and China climbed.The boom comes as China’s steelmakers keep output rates above 1 billion tons a year, despite a swath of production curbs aimed at reducing carbon emissions and reining in supply. Instead, those measures have boosted steel prices and profitability at mills, allowing them to better accommodate higher iron ore costs.Spot iron ore with 62% content hit $201.15 a ton on Thursday, according to Mysteel. Futures in Singapore jumped as much as 5.1% to $196.40 a ton, the highest since contracts were launched in 2013. In Dalian, prices closed 8.8% higher.Read more: Copper’s Surge Toward a Record High Is Hitting Chinese IndustryStill, some analysts including Commerzbank’s Briesemann expect a short-term correction as metals become detached from fundamentals. There’s also a risk that China could engage in policies that may cool demand for iron ore and copper.The metals rally has boosted concerns about short-term Chinese demand. Some manufacturers and end-users have been slowing production or pushing back delivery times after costs surged, while weaker-than-expected domestic consumption has opened the arbitrage window for exports.Tin climbed as much as 2% to $30,280 a ton on the LME, boosted by rising orders for the soldering metal. Tin is at the highest since May 2011, with a 48% gain this year making it the best performing metal on the LME.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.