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Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are calling it quits after getting engaged in 2019.
US President Joe Biden has announced new sanctions on the Russian government and the expulsion of 10 diplomats in retaliation for hacking and election interference. Mr Biden said Russia's efforts to undermine free elections in the US were an "unusual and extraordinary" threat to security. The actions represent the first retaliatory measures announced against the Kremlin for both interference in last year's presidential election and the hacking of federal agencies, familiarly known as the SolarWinds breach.
U.S.-listed shares of Shopify Inc climbed in heavy premarket trading on Thursday after Canada's most valuable company said three of its top seven executives will be leaving the e-commerce platform in the coming months. Shopify, which provides infrastructure for online stores, has seen its valuation soar in the last year as many businesses went virtual during the COVID-19 lockdowns. The Ottawa, Canada-based company, whose chief product officer Craig Miller left in September, said its chief talent officer, chief legal officer and chief technology officer will all transition out of their roles.
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Prosecutors will try to show that Kim Potter, 48, was "culpably negligent" and took an "unreasonable risk" in shooting Wright after pulling him over for expired license plates in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center on Sunday. Police video of the shooting shows Potter threatening to stun Wright with her Taser before firing her handgun. In the video, Potter can be heard shouting: "Taser, Taser, Taser!" as she draws her weapon and opens fire on Wright in his car after he had just pulled away from a fellow officer.
Resumé Lejeindtægter: 18,8 mio. kr. (1. kvartal 2020: 17,0 mio. kr.), svarende til en stigning på 10,6%. Ibrugtagning af en nyopført lagerbygning og effekten af udlejningsaktiviteter i andet halvår af 2020 har en positiv indvirkning på de realiserede lejeindtægter fra starten af året.Resultat af ejendommenes drift udgør 12,2 mio. kr. (1. kvartal 2020: 10,0 mio. kr.), og afspejler primært stigningen i lejeindtægterne.Resultat af primær drift før værdireguleringer: 9,5 mio. kr. (1. kvartal 2020: 7,5 mio. kr.).Resultat før skat: 10,4 mio. kr. (1. kvartal 2020: 6,5 mio. kr.).Pengestrøm fra driftsaktiviteten udgør 1,5 mio. kr. (1. kvartal 2020: 6,5 mio. kr.) og reduktionen afspejler primært den påbegyndte tilbagebetaling af COVID-19 hjælpepakker, nedbringelse af leverandørgæld samt forudbetaling af sædvanlige omkostninger.Værdien af selskabets ejendomme: 1.115,1 mio. kr. (ultimo 2020: 1.106,2 mio. kr.). Af stigningen på 8,9 mio. kr. kan 6,2 mio. kr. henføres til forbedringer af ejendommene og 2,7 mio. kr. til urealiserede værdireguleringer.Udlejningsgraden udgør 73,9%, og korrigeret for udviklingstunge ejendomme 78,2% (ultimo 2020 henholdsvis 72,9% og 77,1%). Der er fortsat en god og positiv aktivitet i porteføljen, og ledelsen forventer, at tomgangen i porteføljen, ekskl. udviklingstunge ejendomme, ultimo 2021 vil være i niveauet 82%.For hele 2021 forventes nu et resultat af primær drift før værdireguleringer i niveauet 33 mio. kr., hvilket skal sammenholdes med den tidligere udmelding på i niveauet 31 mio. kr. Pengestrømmen fra driftsaktiviteten forventes at blive realiseret i niveauet 20 mio. kr., sammenholdt med den tidligere udmeldte i niveauet 18 mio. kr. De opjusterede forventninger afspejler, at den positive effekt af vores udlejningsbestræbelser er fortsat i starten af 2021, og herunder at det er lykkedes at udleje en række lejemål i 2021, som får effekt hurtigere end oprindelig forventet. Administrerende direktør Torben Schultz udtaler: Vores genudlejning af et omfattende antal ledige arealer i 2020 har skabt grundlaget for en solid start på 2021, hvilket ikke mindst ses i form af en stigning i lejeindtægterne på 10,6% i første kvartal sammenlignet med året før. Den positive effekt af vores udlejningsbestræbelser er fortsat i starten af 2021, hvilket har medført en yderligere stigning i udlejningsgraden, som ultimo første kvartal udgør 78,2% imod 77,1% ultimo 2020 - korrigeret for vores udviklingstunge ejendom. Ligeledes er det lykkedes at udleje en række lejemål i 2021, som får effekt hurtigere end vi oprindeligt har budgetteret med, og det er på den baggrund glædeligt, at vi kan meddele, at vores forventning til koncernens resultat af primær drift før værdireguleringer nu er i niveauet 33 mio. kr. imod tidligere udmeldt 31 mio. kr. Det er også glædeligt, at vi ikke har modtaget nye henvendelser fra vores lejere, med ønske om at hjælpe i forbindelse med effekten af COVID-19. Vi har således fortsat ikke erfaret nogen negativ effekt af coronakrisen, og vores fortolkning af forløbet indtil nu er, at vi har en stærk lejerbase, som enten har været heldige at være enten upåvirket eller ligefrem positivt påvirket af krisen, eller har været i stand til dygtigt at kunne navigere i turbulente tider. Yderligere oplysninger: Torben SchultzAdm. direktørTlf. 40 10 28 76 Attachment Meddelelse nr 4 i 2021 (delårsrapport 1. kvt)
Health crises and food scares have a long-term impact on consumer demand during COVID-19. Initially, there was a sales spike as consumers fear for food safety and their personal health drive product purchases.New York, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Organic Baby Food Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06062840/?utm_source=GNW The cumulative import of the infant milk powder from January-March 2020 is around 4,30,000 tonnes, a declined by 5.4% as compared to 2019, as stated by China Custom’s data. Besides this increasing sale of infant food products in China via mum-and- baby-store’s food for special medical purpose, among others created momentum for premium and organic baby food in the region, witnessed by Feihe’s the sales growth of high-end infant formula series including Organic Zhizhi by 16.99% (y-o-y) in 2020, whereas its regular counterpart sales declined by 25.94%.The market studied is driven by the growing awareness among consumers to limit the baby’s exposure to the harmful chemicals used in conventional food production and the awareness of organic products’ benefits. Additionally, the rise in the population of working women worldwide largely contributed to the increased size of the prepared organic baby food sector, making it one of the significant growing segment.?The market studied is driven by the trend toward clean label products and cleaner diets. Consumers across the world are increasingly reaching for fresher and healthier food options for themselves, and they are also demanding the same for their children. Meanwhile, innovative packaging and the use of specific organic ingredients that have significant health benefits, primarily focused toward cognitive and physical development, which are some other key trends noticed in the market studied.?Key Market TrendsEscalating Strategic Investments in Organic Baby FoodThe popularity of organic baby food is growing with a dedicated aisle for the category. With the increased disposable income, parents can compensate homemade food with branded organic baby food, posing a great driving factor in the forecast period in both developed and developing countries. Thus, has been a rising number of investments in the organic baby food sector. For instance, in 2021, Neptune Wellness Solutions acquired of 50.1% share in Sprout Foods plant-based baby food company. The consideration includes a USD 6 million cash payment, and the issuance of approximately 6.7 million in Neptune common shares having a value of USD 12 million. The company has registered annual net revenues USD 28 million. Moreover, baby food start-ups are now differentiating their brands based on specific health goals, from better digestion to brain development, baby-led weaning and allergy prevention. For example, NurturMe, a portfolio company of Advantage Capital, was acquired by Grays Peak Capital. NurturMe provides baby food and children’s snacks that emphasize healthy digestion.Asia-Pacific Holds the Largest ShareOrganic packaged food consumption was valued at USD 11.8 million in 2018 with a growth rate of 51.28%, as stated by the USDA, thus, creating a tailwind for India’s organic baby food market. The relaxation of China’s one-child policy may also bring a positive impact on pre-packaged baby foods. The potential of increasing wealth and rising number of newborns give China’s baby food and drink manufacturers adequate stimulus to develop packaged organic food products to cater to the consumer demand for better quality and organic baby food and drink. According to Global Organic Trade, the market size for organic package food and beverage in Japan was around USD 597.4 million, with a per capita of USD 4.71 coupled with the rising frequency of use of pre-cooked foods per babies, impacting the market growth.Competitive LandscapeIn the global organic baby food market, companies are focused on developing new marketing strategies and introducing new products based on value-added ingredients, to compete in the market. Some of the major companies in the organic baby food market are Abbott Laboratories, Nestle SA, The Hein Celestial Group, and Danone SA, among others. There exists a wide range of private-label brands as well, particularly the supermarket/hypermarkets chains in the developed markets and traditional grocery stores/convenience stores/specialty retail stores/health stores in the developing economies.?Reasons to Purchase this report:- The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format- 3 months of analyst supportRead the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06062840/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place.__________________________ CONTACT: Clare: email@example.com US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001
As part of dentsu’s move to strengthen its Customer Experience Management (CXM) offering, the network announced today the expansion of its CXM services in the Americas region by launching Merkle Canada.
TikTok users were largely impressed by the life hack. Some called it “game-changing” and “so useful.”
The First Minister said there will be no justification for rejecting another referendum if a majority of independence-supporting MSPs are elected.
mCloud Technologies Corp. (TSXV: MCLD) (OTCQB: MCLDF) ("mCloud" or the "Company"), a leading provider of asset management solutions combining IoT, cloud computing, artificial intelligence ("AI") and analytics is pleased to announce the closing of its previously announced public offering of 6,900,000 units of the Company (the "Units"), which includes 900,000 Units issued pursuant to the exercise in full of the 15% over-allotment option, at a price of $2.10 per Unit, for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of $14,490,000 (the "Offering"). The Offering was led by ATB Capital Markets Inc. (the "Agent" or "ATB"). A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners acted as U.S. sub-agent to ATB in connection with the Offering.
WALTHAM, Mass. — Thermo Fisher is buying the clinical testing company PPD for $17.4 billion with the global pandemic creating a surge in demand. Activity in healthcare testing has gone into overdrive over the past year and Thermo Fisher accelerated its entry into that field with the deal announced Thursday. Shares of the Waltham, Massachusetts, company rose almost 2% at the opening bell. PPD, based in Wilmington, N.C., is a contract-research company, which tests experimental drugs being pursued by pharmaceutical companies. The company provides services to emerging biotech firms as well as global pharmaceutical companies. It booked revenue of $4.7 billion last year. Thermo Fisher makes scientific research and testing equipment and has been engaged in efforts to quell the pandemic. It has processed COVID-19 tests and supplied the scientists developing treatments and vaccines. It also created a molecular diagnostic business to support COVID-19 testing. Revenue climbed to $6.63 billion from company divisions last year that dealt in products tied to COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment. It said this week that U.S. regulators granted emergency use authorization for a new automated system for processing COVID-19 tests. Booming sales in goods and services related to the pandemic has provided Thermo Fisher with a buffer against other parts of its business that suffered as businesses shut down and people sheltered. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. will pay $47.50 per PPD share. The transaction also includes approximately $3.5 billion in debt. PPD will be folded into Thermo Fisher’s laboratory products and services unit. Shares of PPD, based in Wilmington, North Carolina, rose nearly 7% Thursday. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year. The Associated Press
Chinese automaker Geely, owner of Volvo Cars, on Thursday launched a high-end electric vehicle (EV) brand called Zeekr, targeting growing Chinese demand for premium EVs that has boosted sales for Tesla and Chinese peer Nio. Parent Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Geely Automobile said last month they would jointly invest 2 billion yuan ($306 million) in the new venture, seeking to position Zeekr as a startup under the Geely group, which is also known overseas for its 9.7% stake in Germany's Daimler AG. The price tag for Zeekr cars will be around 300,000 yuan, and Flynn Chen, Zeekr's vice president, said the brand would explore new sales and marketing methods, including allowing customers to subscribe to car-using rights and offering a stake in the company to car buyers.
BERLIN — Negotiations to bring the United States back into a landmark nuclear deal with Iran resumed Thursday in Vienna amid signs of progress — but also under the shadow of an attack this week on Iran's main nuclear facility. After more than two hours of talks characterized by Russia's delegate as generally positive, issues were turned back over to two working groups for continued discussion and refinement. WHAT IS THE DEAL THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT? In 2015, Iran signed an agreement with the U.S., Russia, China, Germany, France and Britain that was intended to set limits on Tehran's nuclear program in order to block it from building a nuclear weapon — something it insists it doesn't want to do. In exchange, Iran received relief from sanctions that those powers had imposed, including on its exports of oil and access to the global banking system. Iran was allowed to continue to pursue its nuclear program for civilian purposes, with strict limits on how much uranium it could enrich, the purity it could enrich it to and other measures. Before the deal, conservative estimates were that Iran was within five to six months of being able to produce a bomb, while some feared it was within two to three months. With the deal safeguards in place, that “breakout time” was estimated to be more than a year. But in 2018, then-President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. unilaterally out of the deal, criticizing clauses that ease restrictions on Iran in stages — and also the fact that eventually the deal would expire and Iran would be allowed to do whatever it wanted with its nuclear technology. He also said it needed to be renegotiated to address Iran’s ballistic missile program and regional influence such as backing militant groups. The crippling American sanctions that followed took their toll on Iran’s economy — but failed to bring Tehran back to the table to broaden the deal as Trump wanted. Instead, Tehran steadily exceeded the limitations set by the deal to pressure the remaining members for economic relief. In February, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said of Iran's estimated breakout time that “we’re down to three or four months and heading in the wrong direction.” ___ SO WHAT'S BEING DISCUSSED NOW? U.S. President Joe Biden has said that he wants to rejoin the deal, but that Iran must reverse its violations. The European Union called the talks in the hopes of doing just that. Though an American delegation is present in Vienna, they are not meeting directly with Iran. Instead, diplomats from the other countries shuttle back and forth between the two sides. Heading into the talks as they started last week, Iran said it was willing to return to full compliance with the deal, but that the U.S. would first have to drop all of the sanctions imposed under Trump. That is complicated, however. The Trump administration also added sanctions on Iran outside those related to its nuclear program, including over allegations of terrorism, human rights violations and for the country's ballistic missile program. Still, there are signs of hope. The talks quickly moved past that “who goes first” debate and have already started addressing specifics, said Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, an Iran scholar at Britain’s Royal United Services Institute. “It’s a very good development that there are these working groups actually talking and looking at the nitty gritty,” she told The Associated Press. For Iran to return to the deal, it must revert to enriching uranium to no more than 3.67% purity, stop using advanced centrifuges and drastically reduce how much uranium it enriches, among other things. Despite the challenges, Tabrizi said the task ahead is not as complicated as the one that faced the group in 2015 since they already have a deal to refer to. Following the meeting of the Joint Commission on Thursday, Russia's ambassador to the IAEA, Mikhail Ulyanov, tweeted that the two expert groups looking at American sanctions and Iranian compliance would continue working. “It will be followed by a number of informal meetings in different formats, including at expert level,” he wrote. “General impression is positive.” ___ HOW LONG WILL THE TALKS TAKE? There is no specified timeframe. Diplomats involved say the issues cannot be solved overnight, but are hoping for a resolution in weeks rather than months — for several reasons. The original deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, was agreed after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, widely seen as a moderate, first took office. Rouhani can't run again in upcoming June elections due to term limits, and he hopes to be able to leave office with Iran again able to sell oil abroad and access international financial markets. Meanwhile, the U.S. could face a much tougher negotiation if it doesn't get a deal before Rouhani leaves. Hard-liners in Iran reject the nuclear deal, saying it hasn’t delivered enough economic relief and is a slippery slope to more pressure on Iran. That doesn’t necessarily mean they would end talks if elected, though it would complicate things, said Sanam Vakil, deputy director of the Chatham House policy institute’s Middle East and North Africa program. There is another reason to move quickly: Iran in February began restricting International Atomic Energy Agency inspections of its nuclear facilities. Instead, it said that it would preserve surveillance footage of the facilities for three months and hand them over to the IAEA if it is granted sanctions relief. Otherwise, Iran said it would erase the recordings. ___ WHAT OBSTACLES COULD GET IN THE WAY? Lots, as recent events have shown. Over the weekend, Iran's Natanz nuclear facility was sabotaged. It's not clear what exactly happened, but a blackout damaged centrifuges there. The attack was widely suspected of being carried out by Israel, which opposes the nuclear deal, though authorities there have not commented. Iran says Israel explicitly hopes to derail the talks with the sabotage. Rouhani said he still hoped the talks would yield a result — but the attack has complicated matters. For one, Iran responded by announcing it would increase uranium enrichment to 60% purity — far higher than ever before — and install more advanced centrifuges at the Natanz facility. And in the wake of the developments, both sides have ramped up the rhetoric. On Wednesday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say on all matters of state in the Islamic Republic, dismissed all offers seen so far in Vienna as “not worth looking at." Still, he said he had confidence in his negotiators. Blinken, meanwhile, said Washington had shown its seriousness by participating in the indirect talks in Vienna, but with Tehran's recent announcements, “it remains to be seen whether Iran shares that seriousness of purpose.” ___ Associated Press writers Jon Gambrell in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Matthew Lee in Brussels contributed to this story. David Rising, The Associated Press
"Anomalies” in government contractors’ responsibilities and officials' second jobs must be addressed, says ethics chief Sir Eric Pickles.
The 10-times major champion, who retired in 2008 but returned to action earlier this year at the Gainbridge LPGA event, will host the innovative mixed tournament at Vallda Golf and Country Club alongside Henrik Stenson. Sorenstam, who is third on the all-time list with 72 LPGA titles, last played on home soil at the 2008 Scandinavian TPC in Stockholm. "I'm excited to tee it up at the Scandinavian Mixed and to be back playing competitively in my home country of Sweden for the first time in 13 years," Sorenstam, 50, said.
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With shares of the social media company up 347% over the last year, investors are pinning their hopes on a strong first-quarter earnings report.
JCPenney introduces the modern Loom + Forge™ private brand as it continues to reestablish the Company as a leading home destination.