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(Bloomberg) -- President Joe Biden pledged to halve U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 as he convened 40 world leaders in a virtual summit intended to demonstrate renewed American resolve to fight climate change and pressure wary nations to raise their own ambitions.Biden announced in opening remarks for the two-day summit that the U.S. will reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions 50%-52% from 2005 levels by the end of the decade -- significantly boosting a commitment made under former President Barack Obama that was scrapped by former President Donald Trump.“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.”The new U.S. pledge is aimed at encouraging industrializing countries including China, India and Brazil that account for much of the world’s carbon output to set their own aggressive emissions-reductions targets. But Biden is likely to face a cool reception from leaders worried about committing to emissions cuts that could slow economic growth and in their opening statements, the leaders of China and India kept to previously announced targets.Biden must also confront overseas skeptics who have watched U.S. climate policy shift dramatically depending on the occupant of the White House and wonder whether the latest U.S. president’s promises can be trusted.Biden’s pledge would require changes that would touch the lives of nearly every American. But Republicans in Congress are unlikely to support legislation that would make major reductions in U.S. emissions, for example by penalizing fossil fuel use or mandating renewable power, and any regulations Biden’s administration issues are sure to face challenges from industry.“Scientists tell us that this is the decisive decade,” Biden said at the summit. “This is the decade we must make decisions that will avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis. We must try to keep the earth’s temperature to an increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius.”All 40 of the leaders invited, from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin, agreed to attend and speak. Other participants include Pope Francis, members of indigenous groups from around the world, and current and former corporate executives including Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg, founder and majority owner of Bloomberg News parent company Bloomberg LP.“We are at the verge of the abyss,” UN General Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said after Biden, describing the planet as “racing” toward a 1.5-degree increase in average temperatures.Xi described environmental protection in terms of productivity.“To protect the environment is to protect productivity, and to improve the environment is to boost productivity,” he said. “We need to make sure that a sound environment is there to buttress sustainable economic and social development worldwide.”Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, said his country is committed to eliminating illegal deforestation by 2030, allowing a reduction in carbon dioxide emission. Deforestation has been a persistent problem in the Brazilian Amazon.Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison sidestepped his country’s role as a major coal producer and focused instead on its efforts to produce new technologies to fight climate change. He announced $1.5 billion in climate financing focusing on the Pacific region.The gathering is aimed at driving more aggressive climate action that may keep average global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit), a key tipping point.Comparing countries’ varying commitments to cut emissions is nearly impossible because there is no international agreement on calculating the figures. To reach accord in the Paris agreement, for example, countries were allowed to each set voluntary goals, choosing their own baselines and end-dates, without coordination.Biden’s target is intended to put the U.S. on track to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Biden has frequently highlighted that goal -- a point where the greenhouse gases added to the atmosphere by the U.S. are completely offset by reductions.The 50%-52% pledge was based on an analysis of the potential for different sectors of the economy to pare greenhouse gases, according to administration officials. The Biden administration opted not to make an explicit commitment to pare emissions of methane as part of the pledge, despite entreaties from environmentalists.Pledges of AlliesSome U.S. allies announced plans to boost previous pledges.Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised his nation’s target for greenhouse gas reductions to 40% to 45% by 2030, “blowing past” a previous goal of a 30% reduction from 2005 levels. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga raised his country’s target to a 46% reduction by 2030 from 26% previously.China reiterated previous plans to peak carbon emissions by 2030 and to attain net-zero status by 2060. While that wasn’t new, Xi also pledged to reduce coal consumption between 2026 and 2030.Ahead of the summit, former Secretary of State John Kerry, Biden’s special presidential envoy for climate, offered some praise for Beijing’s plans.“Obviously we have differences with China on certain issues, and climate has to be treated separately,” Kerry said, referring to rifts on trade and human rights, among other issues. “They didn’t just talk about plateauing or peaking, they have now agreed there must be actions between 2020 and 2030.”Biden’s climate pledge is less ambitious than the European Union’s target of reducing its emissions 55% from 1990 levels by 2030, and it falls below a coming U.K. goal to achieve a 78% reduction by 2035 from 1990 levels. A 50% cut from 2005 emissions would amount to just a 40% cut for the U.S. when recalibrated to the same 1990 baseline.The current goals laid out by China and India are not aggressive enough to keep global temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius, according to BloombergNEF.Russia’s Putin reiterated a goal he announced in his annual state-of-the-nation address on Wednesday: that the cumulative volume of the country’s net emissions should be less than those of the European Union over the next three decades. Analysts are skeptical Putin’s goal will amount to a real policy change, noting Russia’s emphasis on continuing to extract fossil fuels from the Arctic.“It is no secret that the conditions that facilitated global warming and associated problems go way back,” Putin said at the summit. “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.”Russia, he stressed, “makes a gigantic contribution to absorbing global emissions, both ours and from elsewhere.”But none of the pledges by any nation are binding, and meeting the most ambitious targets will require dramatic changes in the way the world generates and uses energy. It would also require emissions reductions from hard-to-decarbonize sectors of the economy, from cement-making to agriculture.“Targets, on their own, won’t lead to emissions cuts,” said Kate Blagojevic, the head of climate issues for Greenpeace UK. “That takes real policy and money. And that’s where the whole world is still way off course.”Environmentalists argue Biden’s planned emissions reduction is both achievable and ambitious -- a sweet spot essential to U.S. credibility. However, fulfilling the commitment still depends on a slew of yet-to-be-written environmental regulations that can be ripped up by future presidents, Biden’s multitrillion-dollar infrastructure package that faces stiff opposition in Congress and a rapid transformation of the U.S. electrical sector.U.S. Political DisputesBiden’s efforts come after Trump pulled the U.S. back from the climate fight. He withdrew from the Paris Agreement on climate and his administration systematically dialed back Obama-era climate policies, including efficiency standards to curb electricity use and rules cutting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, automobiles and oil wells.Yet Biden also faces concerns within his own domestic political base as he tries to navigate competing pressures from Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from coal-rich West Virginia, and progressives such as Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Sunrise Movement.On the eve of the summit, Sunrise’s political director, Evan Weber, took a swipe at Biden’s planned emissions cut, arguing that a 50% reduction falls far short of what the U.S. needs to do as “the richest country in the world and the biggest historical polluter.”“The science is clear – if the U.S. does not achieve much, much more by the end of this decade, it will be a death sentence for our generation and the billions of people at the front lines of the climate crisis in the U.S. and abroad,” Weber said in a statement.The Biden administration is building its target on a foundation of domestic climate programs and policies, including investments in renewable power and electric vehicles as well as regulations throttling greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, oil wells and automobiles.Still, there are technical and economic barriers. To meet its commitment, the U.S. would need to curtail emissions from across all reaches of its economy, including the energy, transportation and industrial sectors. The country would have to rapidly scale up renewable power, shift more of the nation’s vehicles to zero-emitting electric varieties and quickly deploy carbon-capture technology at manufacturing facilities.Oil industry advocates, including Republicans on Capitol Hill, have already panned Biden’s expected pledge as too aggressive, with Senator John Barrasso, a Republican from Wyoming, describing it as a “punishing” target that “will cost working families a fortune in higher energy bills” while harming America’s competitiveness.(Updates with Brazil in 12th 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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Continued Optimism on Lofting Growth Expectations but Inflation and Supply Disruptions Serve to Temper Last Quarter’s Euphoria
Full House Resorts (NASDAQ: FLL) and United Microelectronics (NYSE: UMC) are just such stocks. Full House develops, owns, and operates five regional casinos in Colorado, Indiana, Mississippi, and Nevada. It has also struggled to climb out of penny-stock status for years, as intense competition in its regional markets has limited profitability.
McQ Delivers McQ RANGER® Surveillance Sensors McQ RANGER SAT® and McQ RANGER® FREDERICKSBURG, Va., April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- McQ has developed McQ RANGER, a low cost, very small, technologically advanced surveillance sensor to accurately detect and classify personnel, vehicles and aircraft at extended ranges. The new sensor can be easily deployed by hand or air dropped for perimeter defense of large remote areas, sensitive government and commercial facilities and for threat detection along roads and borders. Advanced electronics and algorithms achieve optimal detection and classification performance of an incoming person, vehicle, watercraft or aircraft, and can be delivered with specific target identifications for custom classification capabilities. Immediately upon detection, McQ RANGER communicates secure messages terrestrially through a built in Bluetooth or SubGHz radio directly to a tactical repeater or local operator. When terrestrial communications are not an option, The McQ RANGER SAT enabled by the Iridium® Short Burst Data® service provides custom network protocols to ensure message delivery over SatCom to command centers anywhere in the world. The sensor information can be distributed via cloud-based connectivity, greatly reducing the cost of developing a communications infrastructure and can be integrated with surveillance information from other sources as part of the cloud database. The advanced algorithm engineering discriminates against nuisance activity of the natural environment or weather sending only accurate detections to allow operators to confidently and immediately assess and act upon a situation. The deployment of the McQ RANGER is quick and easy and maintenance is minimal. Each sensor is engineered for low power consumption and can be reused through inductively charging the battery, therefore eliminating the need to change batteries. Each sensor has a built in GPS for location identification and to easily populate a map based display. They are manufactured in a sealed molding and tested to withstand extreme environments and an internal tamper switch will alert the operator should a sensor be moved or compromised. The versatility of the sensor allows for efficient, successful short term tactical missions or long duration border or facility monitoring. The proven capabilities of the McQ RANGER is evident in its current inclusion in military and law enforcement tactical kits, securing government assets, facilities and borders and the monitoring of oil and gas pipelines, national park and recreation areas, commercial construction sites and private property. To request a product demonstration please contact: McQ Inc at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-373-2374 A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/a172a217-4c61-4832-8e1e-070b1acfa608
Cambridge-Lee Holdings, Inc, has announced its unaudited consolidated results for the fiscal year 2020.
South Africa's largest logistics company Imperial Logistics has been awarded the tender to import COVID-19 vaccines for the second and subsequent phases of the country's vaccination programme, it told Reuters on Thursday. Imperial Logistics was among a slew of bidders who had shown interest in importing, storing and distributing vaccines in the country under a tender floated by the government in February for its phase 2 vaccination drive. The government is yet to announce the names of the selected bidders, a health ministry spokesman said, but Imperial Logistics confirmed in an emailed response it had won the contract for imports.
First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. ("FGBI" or the "Corporation") (NASDAQ: FGBI), the parent company of First Guaranty Bank, announced today the pricing of its underwritten public offering (the "Offering") of 1,200,000 depositary shares, each of which represents a 1/40th interest in a share of its 6.75% Series A Fixed-Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, $1,000 liquidation preference per share (equivalent to $25.00 per depositary share). The Corporation has granted the underwriter an option, exercisable in whole or in part for 30 days, to purchase up to an additional 180,000 depositary shares at the public offering price, less the underwriting discount. The Corporation expects to close the Offering, subject to customary conditions, on or about April 27, 2021.
Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a leading global supplier of specialty networking solutions, today announced the unveiling of its new environmental, social, and governance (ESG) webpage on its www.belden.com website highlighting the company’s approach to ESG matters. The new webpage includes both environmental and social data relevant to ESG stakeholders including customers, partners, investors, employees and potential employees. The release of this data is a critical step in Belden’s ongoing commitment to ensure a respectful, diverse and safe workplace for all employees and a coordinated initiative as the company begins to formalize its ESG approach.
Cadence has extended its popular Tensilica® Vision and AI DSP product line with new DSP IP cores targeting high-end and always-on applications.
DeepCube, the award-winning deep learning pioneer, has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Nano Dimension Ltd. (Nasdaq: NNDM). After the closing of the transaction, DeepCube will function as a division of Nano Dimension Ltd., creating first-of-its-kind, AI powered-Additively Manufactured Electronics (AME)/PE (3D-Printed Electronics) platforms and services.
The Global Cough Syrup Market size is expected to reach $7. 8 billion by 2026, rising at a market growth of 5. 8% CAGR during the forecast period. Cough syrups are liquid medication, which is used to cure cough that causes an upper respiratory tract infection (URTI).New York, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Global Cough Syrup Market By Product, By Age Group, By Distribution Channel, By Regional Outlook, Industry Analysis Report and Forecast, 2020 - 2026" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06064795/?utm_source=GNW Furthermore, a cough could be among the symptoms of many chronic diseases like asthma. Majorly, cough syrups are available in two types, one is for dry cough and another one is for a chesty cough. There are many cases in which cough syrups don’t work perfectly for many people. But there are many people who find it effective for their cough related problems. These cough syrups are sweet liquid medication that helps in relieving the cough.Increasing air pollution is causing various health issues especially respiratory problems, which can lead to URTI, cough & common cold, thereby contributing to the growth of the cough syrup market. Air pollution is among the major cause of chronic respiratory problems. According to a report by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS), factors like indoor air pollution from burning fuels, smoking tobacco, and pollution emitted from vehicles & industries are the prime aspects causing major respiratory issues.Cough syrups witnesses a surge in demand due to their wide usage for curing common cold, URTI, and hay fever. Moreover, the increasing disposable income of people in emerging nations will also contribute to the rising growth of the cough syrups market. In addition, the growing geriatric population will also open various growth prospects for the market.Product OutlookBased on Product, the market is segmented into Cough Suppressants, Combination Medications and Expectorants. On the basis of product type, the cough suppressants/antitussives market segment acquired the highest share in the market in 2019 and will witness the same trend during the forecast period. The general availability of dextromethorphan at medical stores or pharmacies is likely to drive the growth of the market.Age Group OutlookBased on Age Group, the market is segmented into Adult and Pediatric. Based on age group, the adult segment will garner the highest growth rate over the forecast period. It is because of the increasing geriatric population and rising respiratory problems among adults. Moreover, this growth is driven majorly because cough syrups are mostly prescribed to the adult age group by the doctors however the pediatric population should not be offered the OTC cough syrups without getting a prescription by a doctor.Distribution Channel OutlookBased on Distribution Channel, the market is segmented into Retail Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy and Online. The Retail Pharmacy market dominated the Global Cough Syrup Market by Distribution Channel in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 4 % during the forecast period. The Hospital Pharmacy market is showcasing a CAGR of 4.6% during (2020 - 2026).Regional OutlookBased on Regions, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East & Africa. In 2019, the Asia-Pacific region procured the largest revenue share in the market. It is also anticipated that this region will continue its dominance during the forecast period. It is due to the easy availability of cough syrups at pharmacies or medical stores, increasing in the geriatric population, and lesser strict rules & regulations related to the abuse of cough & cold medicines in the region.The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market. Key companies profiled in the report include Pfizer, Inc., Novartis AG, Merck Group, Johnson and Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK), The Procter and Gamble Company, Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, Abbott Laboratories, Sanofi S.A., and Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC (Alora Pharmaceuticals, LLC).Strategies deployed in Cough Syrup MarketOct-2020: GSK Consumer Healthcare introduced Robitussin Naturals, the first-ever line of drug-free products. These products aim to provide relief from occasional cough.Jul-2019: Pfizer signed an agreement with Mylan N.V. following which the companies’ combined Mylan with Upjohn, Pfizer’s off-patent branded and generic established medicines business. The combination created a new global pharmaceutical company. The new company is engaged in transforming and accelerating each business’s ability to serve patients’ needs and expanding their capabilities across more than 165 markets.Dec-2018: Procter and Gamble (P&G) completed the acquisition of Merck KGaA’s Consumer Health business. This acquisition improved P&G’s OTC geographic scale, brand portfolio and category footprint in the wide majority of the world’s top 15 OTC markets.Jul-2018: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire Zarbee’s, Inc., a leader in naturally-based healthcare products. The acquisition will include the complete line of Zarbee’s Naturals products for children and adults. The acquisition would add the more comprehensive set of products to consumers within its core need states.Oct-2016: Acella Pharmaceuticals got approval for a sugar-free bioequivalent to the antihistamine/decongestant Bromfed DM Cough Syrup (brompheniramine maleate, pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, and dextromethorphan hydrobromide syrup, 2mg/30mg/10mg per 5mL). This combination of ingredients is used for providing temporarily relieve the symptoms caused by the common cold, flu, allergies, and other breathing illnessesScope of the StudyMarket Segments covered in the Report:By Product• Cough Suppressants• Combination Medications• ExpectorantsBy Age Group• Adult• PediatricBy Distribution Channel• Retail Pharmacy• Hospital Pharmacy• OnlineBy Geography• North Americao USo Canadao Mexicoo Rest of North America• Europeo Germanyo UKo Franceo Russiao Spaino Italyo Rest of Europe• Asia Pacifico Chinao Japano Indiao South Koreao Singaporeo Malaysiao Rest of Asia Pacific• LAMEAo Brazilo Argentinao UAEo Saudi Arabiao South Africao Nigeriao Rest of LAMEACompanies Profiled• Pfizer, Inc.• Novartis AG• Merck Group• Johnson and Johnson• GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK)• The Procter and Gamble Company• Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC• Abbott Laboratories• Sanofi S.A.• Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC (Alora Pharmaceuticals, LLC)Unique Offerings • Exhaustive coverage• Highest number of market tables and figures• Subscription based model available• Guaranteed best price• Assured post sales research support with 10% customization freeRead the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06064795/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. 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PerkinElmer, Inc. is supporting the PROXIDRUGS Consortium studying the body’s own cell protein recycling system to fight disease.
The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday issued a formal notice to international air regulators about an electrical grounding issue in about 100 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes and said the U.S. planemaker is still working on a fix. Boeing disclosed an electrical power system issue on April 7 and recommended operators temporarily remove these airplanes from service. The FAA said 106 airplanes are covered by the notice, including 71 registered in the United States.
Kiersten Hening is asking a federal court to reinstate her to the Virginia Tech soccer team after she quit on Sept. 20.
Oath Care, a new social company building the future of healthcare, today announced that it raised $2 million from XYZ Venture Capital, General Catalyst, Muse Capital, and Eros Resmini, former CMO of Discord and managing partner of the Mini Fund. The company will use funds to aggressively hire and accelerate product development in preparation for its public launch later this year.
(Bloomberg) -- Stocks fluctuated as mixed economic data highlighted the uneven rebound in activity amid mounting concern over a flare-up in coronavirus cases. The dollar climbed. Treasuries stabilized.Data 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. Investors also sifted through a batch of corporate earnings. Most major groups in the S&P 500 fell, with commodity and financial shares leading losses. AT&T Inc. rallied after beating profit estimates amid gains in wireless customers and growth in subscribers to its streaming service.While pandemic restrictions have eased with the vaccination rollout, there’s concern over a coronavirus resurgence that could derail the economic rebound. Strategists at Credit Suisse Group AG see red flags in cyclical stocks -- warning that the trade may be getting overextended after the largest outperformance on record.“Investors should start thinking about taking some risk off the table if they have not done so already,” said Cliff Hodge, chief investment officer at Cornerstone Wealth. “Much of the good news is priced in. As the rubber meets the road, and we have to now execute on the reopening that the market has discounted, there’s a lot more that can go wrong.”The stock market might reflect a “all-good-news-is-already-priced-in” scenario, according to Chris Gaffney, president of world markets at TIAA Bank. “The question is: can the data keep up with expectations now, can earnings, can all the good news continue to support higher prices?”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 declined 0.1% at 10:40 a.m. New York time.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index climbed 0.7%.The MSCI All-Country World Index advanced 0.3%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index advanced 0.2%.The euro declined 0.2% to $1.2008.The Japanese yen was unchanged at 108.08 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries fell one basis point to 1.55%.Germany’s 10-year yield fell one basis point to -0.28%.Britain’s 10-year yield decreased two basis points to 0.723%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude fell 0.6% to $60.96 a barrel.Gold declined 0.4% to $1,785.80 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.
The United States, Norway and Britain joined forces with companies including Amazon and Nestle on Thursday to launch a project aimed at protecting the world's tropical forests. Announcing the Lowering Emissions by Accelerating Forest finance (LEAF) Coalition at the U.S.-convened Leaders Summit on climate, the public-private project aims to raise at least $1 billion in initial financing, it said. Governments and companies taking part will pay countries with tropical and subtropical forests for emissions reductions, a move it hopes will help reduce and eventually end deforestation.