Deandre Ayton (Phoenix Suns) with an alley oop vs the Denver Nuggets, 01/22/2021
Deandre Ayton (Phoenix Suns) with an alley oop vs the Denver Nuggets, 01/22/2021
Friends by Robin Dunbar review – why it pays to be sociableIs it possible to have more than five very close friends? A miscellany of modern research reveals the life-saving power of our relationships The support clique … Jemima Kirke, Lena Dunham and Allison Williams in the TV series Girls. Photograph: HBO/Everett/Rex Features
This year’s 55th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has been postponed from early July to August 20-28, 2021. Organizers cited the ongoing pandemic situation in Czech Republic as the motivating factor for the move. “Moving the festival’s dates back by seven weeks will offer the best chance of holding this cultural event […]
Portugal is on the red-list of countries, which means the Manchester United playmaker would need to quarantine for 10 days on his return.
Share Buyback Transaction Details February 25 – March 3, 2021 March 4, 2021 - Wolters Kluwer today reports that it has repurchased 687,776 of its own ordinary shares in the period from February 25, 2021, up to and including March 3, 2021, for €44.8 million and at an average share price of €65.14. Included is a block trade of 593,276 ordinary shares for €38.6 million at a Volume Weighted Average Price of €64.99, executed on February 25, 2021, to offset the dilution caused by the annual issuance of performance shares. These repurchases are part of the share buyback program announced on February 24, 2021, under which we intend to repurchase shares for up to €350 million during 2021. The cumulative amounts repurchased to date under this program are as follows: Share Buyback 2021 Period Cumulative shares repurchased in period Total consideration(€ million) Average share price(€) 2021 to date 1,404,785 94.8 67.49 For the period starting February 26, 2021, up to and including May 3, 2021, we have engaged a third party to execute €70 million of buybacks on our behalf, within the limits of relevant laws and regulations (in particular Regulation (EU) 596/2014) and the company’s Articles of Association. Repurchased shares are added to and held as treasury shares and will be used for capital reduction purposes or to meet obligations arising from share-based incentive plans. Further information is available on our website: Download the share buyback transactions excel sheet for detailed individual transaction information.Weekly reports on the progress of our share repurchases.Overview of share buyback programs. About Wolters KluwerWolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the healthcare; tax and accounting; governance, risk and compliance; and legal and regulatory sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services. Wolters Kluwer reported 2020 annual revenues of €4.6 billion. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 19,200 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY). For more information, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Media Investors/AnalystsGerbert van Genderen Stort Meg GeldensCorporate Communications Investor Relationst + 31 172 641 230 t + 31 172 641 407 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Forward-looking Statements and Other Important Legal InformationThis report contains forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by words such as “expect”, “should”, “could”, “shall” and similar expressions. Wolters Kluwer cautions that such forward-looking statements are qualified by certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from what is contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Factors which could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, general economic conditions; conditions in the markets in which Wolters Kluwer is engaged; behavior of customers, suppliers, and competitors; technological developments; the implementation and execution of new ICT systems or outsourcing; and legal, tax, and regulatory rules affecting Wolters Kluwer’s businesses, as well as risks related to mergers, acquisitions, and divestments. In addition, financial risks such as currency movements, interest rate fluctuations, liquidity, and credit risks could influence future results. The foregoing list of factors should not be construed as exhaustive. Wolters Kluwer disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. This press release contains information which is to be made publicly available under Regulation (EU) 596/2014. Attachment 2021.03.04 Share Buyback Transactions February 25 - March 3 2021
Sportradar, a global provider of sports betting and sports entertainment products and services, today announces the acquisition of Fresh Eight Ltd ("Fresh Eight"), the operator of a personalized messaging platform in the global betting and gaming market-place, through Sportradar Management Ltd. Completion of the acquisition occurred on 2 March 2021.
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The UK genomic tools developer, RevoluGen Ltd. (RevoluGen or the Company), today announces the technology validation of the world’s first automated extraction of library-ready High Molecular Weight (HMW) DNA in a multi-well filter plate format.
Municipality Finance Plc Stock Exchange Release 4.3.2021 at 11:00 am (EET) Proposals to the Annual General Meeting of Municipality Finance Plc The Board of Directors (hereinafter the Board) and the Shareholders’ Nomination Committee have made the following proposals to the Annual General Meeting (the AGM) convening on 25 March 2021 at 10:00 (EET): Use of profit shown on the balance sheet Municipality Finance Plc (MuniFin) has distributable funds of EUR 151,454,113.07, of which the profit for the financial year totalled EUR 22,336,157.82.The Board proposes to the AGM that the AGM will authorise the Board to decide on a dividend and its payment in one or more instalments at a time it deems best, taking into account the current authority recommendations. The Board proposes that the AGM will authorise the Board to decide on a dividend payment of a maximum of EUR 0.52 per share, totalling EUR 20,313,174.96. The authorisation will be valid until the next AGM. On 15 December 2020, the European Central Bank (ECB) recommended that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, until 30 September 2021 significant credit institutions exercise extreme prudence when deciding on dividends. The Board intends to follow the current recommendation adopted by the ECB and refrain from deciding on a dividend payment based on the authorisation until 30 September 2021. MuniFin will publish possible decisions on dividend payment separately, and simultaneously confirm the dividend record and payment dates. The possible dividend will be paid to the shareholders who are registered as shareholders in the company's register of shareholders as maintained by the company on the record date. MuniFin clearly fulfils all the prudential requirements set for it. No events have taken place since the end of the financial year that would have a material effect on the company’s financial position. In the Board’s opinion, the proposed distribution of profits does not place the fulfilment of the capital requirements or the company’s liquidity in jeopardy. Remuneration and composition of the Board The Shareholders’ Nomination Committee proposes to the AGM the following remuneration of the Board for the term from the closing of the 2021 AGM, to the closing of the next AGM (the Term 2021–2022): annual fixed remuneration of a Board member EUR 20,000; annual fixed remuneration of the Vice Chair of the Board EUR 23,000; annual fixed remuneration of the Chair of the Risk or Audit Committee EUR 25,000; annual fixed remuneration of the Chair of the Board EUR 35,000; to the members, a fee of EUR 500 per Board and committee meeting attended; and to the chairs, EUR 800 per meeting attended. The Shareholders’ Nomination Committee also proposes to the AGM that such fees are also paid per each meeting required by authorities. The remuneration proposal corresponds to the remuneration for the term 2020–2021. The Shareholders’ Nomination Committee proposes to the AGM that nine members will be elected to the Board for the Term 2021–2022 and that the following current members will be re-elected: Ms. Maaria Eriksson, Mr. Markku Koponen, Mr. Kari Laukkanen, Ms. Vivi Marttila, Mr. Denis Strandell and Mr. Kimmo Viertola. Further, the Shareholders’ Nomination Committee proposes the election of Mr. Tuomo Mäkinen, Ms. Minna Smedsten and Ms. Leena Vainiomäki as new members of the Board for the Term 2021–2022. Current members of the Board, Ms. Tuula Saxholm and Ms. Helena Walldén, are no longer available to the Board of Directors. Tuomo Mäkinen is a Finance Manager at the City of Helsinki and he has held various financial administration positions within the City of Helsinki for a long time. Tuomo Mäkinen will add to the Board both knowledge of the municipal sector and great expertise in financial risk management. Minna Smedsten is the CFO of Taaleri Plc and she has long experience of financial administration management positions in the financial sector as well as experience of board duties at different companies, including being the Chair of Basware Corporation’s Audit Committee. Leena Vainiomäki has long experience of various management positions in the banking sector, the latest being the Country Manager of Finland at Danske Bank. For the new Board members, the regulatory fit and proper assessment made by the supervisory authority is still ongoing. The Shareholders’ Nomination Committee proposes to the Board to be elected by the AGM to appoint Kari Laukkanen as the Chair and Maaria Eriksson as the Vice Chair. Election and remuneration of the Auditor The Board proposes to the AGM to re-elect KPMG Oy Ab as the company’s auditor for the Term 2021–2022. KPMG Oy Ab has announced that in the event they are elected as the company’s auditor, Ms. Tiia Kataja, APA, will act as the principal auditor. Tiia Kataja has acted as the principal auditor during the previous term as well. The Board proposes to the AGM that the auditor’s fees will be paid against reasonable invoices. Amending the Articles of Association The Board proposes to the AGM the following main amendments to the Articles of Association: The Line of Business is proposed to be complemented by adding the company’s status as a public development credit institution as referred to in the prudential regulation of credit institutions.The Consent Clause and the Redemption Clause, are proposed to be specified by stating that the clauses are applicable to all share acquisitions by transfer regardless of whether or not the acquisition is against payment or gratuitous.Belonging to Another Company’s Management, is proposed to be specified by stating that the decisive factor in the assessment of disqualification of a board member is whether a credit institution or another company of which management the board member belongs to is engaging in competitive activities with MuniFin.The Summons to General Meeting is proposed to be amended by stating that the summons shall be delivered, alternatively, either by publishing it on the company’s website, by sending it to the e-mail or postal addresses as notified by each shareholder or by publishing it in a publication specified by the Board.It is proposed to extend the deadline for holding the AGM to the maximum time set by the legislation meaning that the AGM must be held within six months from the end of the financial year. In addition, the Board proposes that voluntary provisions that are considered inappropriate will be removed from the Articles of Association and technical corrections will be made to the content and wording of the Articles of Association. The invitation to the AGM, including relevant appendices, is available on MuniFin’s website in Finnish. MUNICIPALITY FINANCE PLC Further information: Esa Kallio President and CEO tel. +358 50 337 7953 MuniFin (Municipality Finance Plc) is one of Finland's largest credit institutions: the company's balance sheet totals EUR 44 billion. The company is owned by Finnish municipalities, the public sector pension fund Keva and the Republic of Finland. MuniFin's mission is to build a better future in line with the principles of responsibility and in cooperation with its customers. MuniFin's customers are Finnish municipalities, municipal federations, municipally controlled entities and non-profit housing organisations. Lending is used for environmentally and socially responsible investment targets such as public transportation, sustainable buildings, hospitals and healthcare centres, schools and day care centres, and homes for people with special needs. MuniFin's customers are domestic but the company operates in a completely global business environment. It is the most active Finnish bond issuer in international capital markets and the first Finnish green and social bond issuer. The funding is exclusively guaranteed by the Municipal Guarantee Board. The Municipality Finance Group also includes the subsidiary company, Financial Advisory Services Inspira Ltd. Read more: www.munifin.fi
650% increase in Account Take Over scams from Q4 2020 as compared to Q1 2020 250% increase in online banking fraud attacks178% fraud rate increase for digital media70% of all fraud is driven by card not present (CNP) transactions48% drop in card present (CP) fraud attacks, though transaction volume only drops 20% SAN MATEO, Calif., March 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Feedzai, the world’s leading cloud-based risk management platform, has announced its Financial Crime Report Q1, 2021. Feedzai’s data from financial transactions across the world shows a stark difference in consumer behavior and financial crime in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region as compared to Europe (EU) and North America (NA). A clear image appears - a hyper-digital world where east and west are in different recovery stages, reflecting different regional financial crime trends. Overall, 2020 allowed fraudsters to rejoice at the rapid shift to digital banking and commerce while consumers got swindled by purchase, impersonation, money mule schemes, and account takeover scams. 650% Increase in Account Takeover (ATO) Scams in Q4 In an ATO attack, fraudsters obtain stolen credentials, account information, and passwords that belong to legitimate users. Once they access the account, they can transfer funds or buy goods with stolen credentials. Transfers occur when consumers move money from one account to another. The growing popularity of real-time payment functions, combined with the expansion of online banking, means that money moves quickly, and once it’s gone, it’s almost impossible to get back. Feedzai’s fraud experts noticed an uptick of stolen credentials for sale on the dark web in 2020. The proliferation of stolen credentials, along with the exponential rise in online transactions, provided ideal conditions for fraudsters to blend in with legitimate consumer traffic without being detected. 250% Increase in Online Banking in Attempted Fraud on Online Banking Online banking isn’t new, but it’s newly popular. There’s been a 200% increase in mobile banking, and fraudsters worked to blend in among them. Online banking experienced a 250% increase in attempted fraud. As expected, both telephone and branch fraud rates dropped to lower levels than they had been before the pandemic. 178% Fraud Rate Increase for Digital Media In Q2 2020, during the height of global lockdowns, demand for books and streaming services such as music and movies increased. Demand remained strong in the APAC region, but NA and EU eventually returned to pre-pandemic baseline levels. The story around fraud is quite different, at least for NA and EU. In these regions, attempted fraud attacks increased a whopping 178% since January 2020. 48% Drop in Card Present Fraud Attacks; Volume Only Drops 20% Card present transactions dropped by about 20% at the start of the pandemic and have consistently remained around that level. However, fraud attacks tumbled by an incredible 48%. Card not present Transactions Drive 70% of Fraud Attacks Fraudsters love CNP transactions, and without essential security measures such as machine learning, behavioral analytics, biometrics, and two-factor authentication (2FA), they likely will continue for some time to come. Top 5 Transfer Fraud Schemes Across the board, the pandemic was a boon for fraudsters and a burden for consumers. When it comes to transfers fraud, criminals were more drawn to the following five fraud schemes than to all others. Impersonation Scams - 23%Purchase Scams - 22% Account Takeover Scams - 22%Investment Scams - 6%Romance Scams - 3% Top 5 Anti Money Laundering Red Flags AML alerts don’t necessarily mean a crime occurred. Financial Institutions (FIs) determine their risk thresholds and sets their alerts accordingly. However, several triggered AML alert types can indicate that money mules are funneling money obtained through illegal activities. Rapid Movement of FundsTransactions in Same or Similar AmountsHigh-Risk Geography Activity in Dormant AccountTransactions in Round Amounts 10 Financial Crime Prevention Tips for Consumers Fraudsters are eager to separate you from your money. Here are some tips to keep your finances secure. Research retailers before you purchase and only shop on secure sites that use “https.”Pay with your credit card, not a debit card, and enable two-factor authentication (2FA) for all online transactions.If a deal is too good to be true, it’s probably a scam. This is also true for jobs promising easy money for little or no effort.Check for typos or unusual URLs in the sender’s email address, such as "firstname.lastname@example.org."Avoid links that ask you to click on them to provide protected personal information (PPI) such as social security or account numbers.Do not answer calls from unfamiliar or unknown caller IDs.If your credentials are stolen or compromised, change all of your passwords and never use the stolen password again.Make sure to choose complex, unique passwords for each account, and change your passwords every few months.Do not provide PPI to anyone claiming to be a government official or from your bank; these entities will not call you and ask for this information.Legitimate employers won’t ask employees to transfer money in and out of personal accounts. 7 Ways FIs can Prevent and Detect Financial Crime Banks have a role to play in keeping their customers safe from fraudsters and scammers. Here are a few steps banks can take to ensure their customers are well-protected. Create detailed customer behavior profiles so that you can recognize and differentiate authentic customer behavior from criminal behavior.Educate your customers in best practices for good digital hygiene.Implement security measures (e.g., 2FA).Combine inbound and outbound payments monitoring and include movement of payments between account rings.Capitalize on existing relationships with e-crime providers, dark web experts, and internal and external cybersecurity professionals to uncover credential testing and check customer scam reporting.Participate in consortium data at least twice a week.Leverage rules, machine learning, and data analytics to detect and prevent fraud and financial crime. “2020 was a year of rapid growth in financial crime. Fraudsters tried to take advantage of the convergence between a fast-paced digital environment and a new wave of inexperienced consumers to perpetrate a multitude of attacks that created a significant uptick in fraud,” said Jaime Ferreira, Senior Director of Global Data Science at Feedzai. “Financial institutions need to further invest in technologies to protect their customers while developing educational approaches. Robust technology and informed consumers are a powerful combination when fighting financial crime.” Access Feedzai’s Quarterly Financial Crime Report to learn more about the latest fraud and consumer trends. About Feedzai Feedzai is the market leader in fighting financial crime with today’s most advanced cloud-based risk management platform, powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence. Feedzai has one mission: to make banking and commerce safe by combining fraud prevention and anti-money laundering under one platform to manage financial crime. Founded by data scientists and aerospace engineers, Feedzai is considered best in class by Aite and one of the most successful AI companies by Forbes. The world’s largest banks, processors, and retailers use Feedzai to safeguard trillions of dollars and manage risk while improving customer experience. Press Contact - FeedzaiIgor CarvalhoHead of Corporate Communications, Feedzaiigor.email@example.com
TORONTO — Twitter Inc. will be bulking up on Canadian talent this year with a hiring spree meant to add dozens of engineers in the country to its staff. The San Francisco, Calif.-based social media giant said Thursday that it plans to form its first Canadian engineering hub with at least 24 workers it will soon hire. "We have folks that are from Canadian schools or have Canadian backgrounds and they've just been really successful in growing their careers here," said Tristan Jung, a senior engineering manager involved with Twitter's hiring, in a video call from the Bay Area. "The thought process was why don't we just go to the source instead of having to pull them all into the Bay Area? Toronto was the best place to do so." Twitter's increased interest in the market comes as global competition for tech talent is intensifying. Encouraged by the COVID-19 pandemic's work-from-home measures, companies have begun hiring beyond their current borders, allowing them to source talent in new or unexpected places. In a 2019 visit to Toronto, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey preached the values of a "decentralized" company and said the "centre of gravity shouldn’t be San Francisco:" Last March, he doubled down on his beliefs when he announced Twitter workers will be allowed to work remotely permanently. "We serve global audiences and so we believe fundamentally that our talent mix should reflect the communities that we serve," said Paul Burns, managing director of Twitter's Canadian operations, on the same call as Jung. "You shouldn't have to move to Silicon Valley to have an impact and build a meaningful career." Twitter's Thursday announcement is zeroing in on the Canadian market because of the technical talent it has seen evolving in the country recently. Several of Twitter's senior hires in the U.S. and other markets have come from Canada and even junior workers have flocked from the country to the company's global offices. Since it opened in 2013, the office Burns runs in Toronto has been home to sales, partnerships, policy, marketing, research and curation workers. A few engineers on global teams have worked remotely in Canada, but the company has never attempted to cluster engineers in the market until now. Those hired will work within three teams. One will be responsible for engineering work linked to discovery and connection on the platform, another will build tools that enable users to easily create content and the last group will aim to maximize safety and minimize harms on Twitter. Filling these positions will come with plenty of competition. E-commerce giant Shopify Inc. announced in January that it will add 2,021 to its company this year to work in technical roles involving front-end and back-end development, data, mobile and infrastructure tasks. On Wednesday, social discovery platform Pinterest said its Toronto office will get 50 new hires this year in engineering, sales, insight and marketing roles — it's biggest expansion since the office opened in 2018. The engineers will include front-end, full-stack and machine-learning experts and the city was chosen because of the emphasis Canadian universities place on these skills, said Erin Elofson, Pinterest's head of Canada and Australia in an email. Burns and Jung don't worry about competing for talent because they said Twitter attracts workers who believe strongly in the company's ability to connect people and want to have a direct impact on making conversations across the platform more efficient and safe. They expect hiring to begin shortly and are excited to see what innovations the new hires come up with. Burns said, "We're just really excited about the investment in Canada, and I think it's the start of something that'll you'll see … grow over time." This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 4, 2021. Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Press
Trax, a leading global provider of computer vision solutions and analytics for retail, and Roamler, a European technology company specializing in crowd-supported solutions for field marketing, today announced a new partnership to provide consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies in Europe with a store auditing service that combines the power of computer vision and the gig economy.
GAINESVILLE, Va., March 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The SPEC Graphics & Workstation Performance Group (GWPG) today discussed its 2020 achievements and continuing momentum to develop industry benchmarks and performance reporting procedures. In 2020, SPEC/GWPG delivered two new benchmarks and reached a record number of downloads, totaling nearly 24,000. Members of GWPG include representatives from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD); Dell Inc.; Fujitsu, Ltd.; HP Inc. (HPI); Intel Corporation; Lenovo; and NVIDIA Corporation. “Thanks to the participation of our stellar roster of member companies, SPEC continues to develop relevant standard benchmarks that IT vendors and workstation users need to understand the performance of workstation products, and that customers want to ensure their IT infrastructures deliver an optimal return on investment,” said Ashley Cowart, chair of SPEC/GWPG. “Despite the many business and personal challenges we all faced last year, SPEC members remained committed to developing world-class benchmarks, and we would love to see other organizations join in this vital effort by becoming SPEC members.” In 2020, SPEC/GWPG project groups released two new benchmarks: SPECviewperf 2020 The SPEC Graphics Performance Characterization Group (SPECgpc) issued a new version of its SPECviewperf 2020 graphics performance benchmark. SPECviewperf 2020: Reflects real-world performance.Measures 3D graphics performance of systems running under the OpenGL and Direct X application programming interfaces.Features new viewsets, updated models in the viewsets, support within all viewsets for both 2K and 4K resolution displays, and more. SOLIDWORKS 2020 The SPEC Application Performance Characterization Group (SPECapc) released a new performance benchmark for workstations running the Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS CAD/CAM application. SOLIDWORKS 2020: Includes 10 models and 50 tests exercising a full range of graphics and CPU functionality.Features testing under the new SOLIDWORKS 2020 enhanced graphics interface, as well as two new CPU tests for file conversion and simulation and new tests that exercise the 2D drafting mode within SOLIDWORKS.Designed to run on Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit platforms. SPEC/GWPG develops standardized, application-based benchmarks that have value to the vendor, research and user communities. SPEC/GWPG is an umbrella organization for autonomous project groups that develop graphics and workstation benchmarks and performance reporting procedures. The group supports the development of a range of graphics and workstation benchmarks that have a value to the user and vendor communities. Current SPEC/GWPG project groups are the Application Performance Characterization (SPECapcSM), Graphics Performance Characterization (SPECgpcSM) and Workstation Performance Characterization (SPECwpc™) projects. Benefits of SPEC/GWPG MembershipSPEC/GWPG member organizations play a vital role in developing the graphics and workstation benchmarks that are or will become worldwide standards. Participation increases exposure and credibility for vendors and can enhance their own marketing efforts. Benefits include publishing benchmarks for their products on the SPEC website, ability to shape the future direction of benchmarks, and more. For additional benefits, visit https://spec.org/gwpg/publish/become_member.html. About SPEC SPEC is a non-profit organization that establishes, maintains and endorses standardized benchmarks and tools to evaluate performance for the newest generation of computing systems. Its membership comprises more than 120 leading computer hardware and software vendors, educational institutions, research organizations, and government agencies worldwide. Media contact:Brigit Valencia360.firstname.lastname@example.org Images available upon request. SPECapc®, SPECgpc®, SPECviewperf®, SPECwpc® and SPEC® are trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.
Philips Digital Radiography and Fluoroscopy system (CombiDiagnost R90) Philips Digital Radiography and Fluoroscopy system (CombiDiagnost R90) in use March 4, 2021 New partnership with AI software provider Lunit to incorporate its chest detection suite into Philips’ diagnostic X-ray suiteLatest release of Philips Digital Radiography and Fluoroscopy system (CombiDiagnost R90) receives FDA 510(k) clearance Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced a partnership to incorporate the Lunit INSIGHT CXR chest detection suite into Philips’ diagnostic X-ray suite, during the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) virtual event (March 3-7, 2021). The partnership is one of the latest extensions of Philips’ AI-enabled portfolio of solutions in precision diagnosis, which leverages the company’s and third-party AI solutions to deliver optimized workflows that empower providers, patients, and administrators to turn data into actionable insights and drive the right care in the right sequence at the right time. At ECR Philips also announced that its Digital Radiography and Fluoroscopy system (CombiDiagnost R90) has received FDA 510(k) clearance. “For most patients, X-ray is the first diagnostic imaging step on their path to a definitive diagnosis,” said Daan van Manen, General Manager for Diagnostic X-ray at Philips. “Radiology departments and their technologists are continually under pressure. With simpler and more efficient workflows we can reduce variability and staff workload, increase productivity, and enhance patient experience. Our partnership with Lunit to incorporate their diagnostic AI into our X-ray suite combines with a host of intelligent and streamlined workflow features in the Philips Radiography Unified User Interface (Eleva) across our digital radiography systems, enabling a smooth and efficient, patient-focused workflow. This is another step in contributing to providing a path to precision diagnosis.” Lunit INSIGHT CXR chest detection suite accurately detects 10 of the most common findings in a chest X-ray, supports tuberculosis screening, and has shown clinical efficiency for detecting pneumonia, which can be an initial indication of COVID-19. By prioritizing cases with abnormality scores and facilitating fast triage of normal cases, the suite allows radiologists to focus on reading the abnormal cases. “By partnering with Philips, a major player in diagnostic X-ray, our AI will be available to its significant global installed base,” said Brandon Suh, CEO of Lunit. “We look forward to collaborating together as we work towards our ambition to make data-driven medicine the new standard of care. Lunit will continue to build upon its current AI offering, making it better and better with time, and will continue to deliver best-in-class AI.” Through breakthrough innovation and partnerships, Philips continues to integrate intelligence and automation into its Precision Diagnosis portfolio. This includes its smart diagnostic systems, integrated workflow solutions that can transform departmental operations, advanced informatics that can provide diagnostic confidence, and care pathway solutions that allow doctors to tailor treatment to the individual patient. Philips Digital Radiography and Fluoroscopy system (CombiDiagnost R90) receives FDA 510(k) clearance At ECR 2021 Philips also announced that its Digital Radiography and Fluoroscopy system (CombiDiagnost R90), a remote controlled fluoroscopy system in combination with high-end digital radiography, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Designed to improve room utilization in a cost effective manner. The versatile system combines a fully digital workflow, UNIQUE image quality and excellent dose management for a wide range of examinations from pediatric to bariatric imaging. Philips is showcasing its latest advances in diagnostic X-ray during the virtual ECR 2021. During the congress, Philips will host a symposium with a panel of leading physicians: ‘Smart Workflows: Improving imaging productivity and clinical confidence with AI’. For more information on Philips’ new portfolio of diagnostic and interventional solutions and AI-enabled applications to enhance radiology workflows at ECR 2021, visit the Philips ECR site, and follow @PhilipsLiveFrom for updates throughout the event. For further information, please contact: Mark GrovesPhilips Global Press OfficeTel.: +31 631 639 916E-mail: email@example.com Kathy O’ReillyPhilips Global Press OfficeTel.: +1 978-221-8919E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org About Royal Philips Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and well-being, and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2020 sales of EUR 19.5 billion and employs approximately 82,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter. Attachments Philips Digital Radiography and Fluoroscopy system (CombiDiagnost R90) Philips Digital Radiography and Fluoroscopy system (CombiDiagnost R90) in use
Press Release Nokia announces it will halve emissions from 2019 to 2030 The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has signed off Nokia’s new targets which fulfil its commitment to align with limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5°C. The previous targets were in line with a 2°C riseEmissions will be reduced in both Nokia products in use with customers as well as Nokia’s own operations 4 March 2021 Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that it will reduce emissions by 50% across both its own operations and products in use by 2030. The company’s new Science Based Targets (SBTs) fulfill its commitment to recalibrate in line with a 1.5°C global warming scenario. Nokia first committed to SBTs in 2017, initially with goals based on limiting global warming to 2°C. The company achieved 90% of its target savings within its own operations (scope 1 and 2) 11 years ahead of target and was on track to deliver its ‘scope 3’ targets for products in use with its customers. Nokia is now adopting more ambitious targets which consider a 1.5°C warming limit, starting with 2019 as the baseline. These have been expanded to cover a broader base, close to 100% of the company’s current product portfolio. They also now include emissions from both logistics and assembly factories within its supply chain, as well as emissions from Nokia’s own operations. Pekka Lundmark, President and CEO, Nokia said: “We have led the way in reducing emissions from our own operations and helping our customers to do the same by continuously innovating to make our products more energy efficient in recent years. But climate change is a race against time. These tougher, new, scientifically-calibrated climate targets mean we will go further and faster to reduce our carbon footprint and ensure sustainability is at the heart of our product design and the smart solutions we enable.” SBTs are authenticated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) that works with private sector businesses to validate their emissions reduction targets in line with global requirements. SBTi will update Nokia’s targets on the https://sciencebasedtargets.org/ website during the course of today (4 March). Products in use is the largest part of Nokia’s carbon footprint and the company is addressing in multiple ways, from hardware and software energy efficiency to product design, to modernization and better use of resources. For instance: Nokia’s ReefShark chipset used in AirScale radio products cuts energy use by up to 66%.The company was the first to deliver a liquid cooled 5G base station into commercial operation, which can reduce the energy consumption of the base station cooling system by 90%, and CO2 emissions of the AirScale radio products by 80% including optional waste-heat re-use.Its Compact Active Antenna enables the use of far less materials than any other legacy macro product. The Nokia AVA Energy Efficiency service can reduce energy use by 20% through cloud-based Artificial Intelligence that powers down parts of the radio network when traffic levels are low. In December 2020, the company was recognized for its contributions towards cutting emissions, mitigating climate risks and developing a low-carbon economy and included on CDP’s A List in the Climate change category, the defacto standard for carbon disclosure. Emissions information and disclosure is provided in the People and Planet report. The next report will be published in April 2021. About NokiaWe create the critical networks and technologies to bring together the world’s intelligence, across businesses, cities, supply chains and societies. With our commitment to innovation and technology leadership, driven by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs, we deliver networks at the limits of science across mobile, infrastructure, cloud, and enabling technologies. Adhering to the highest standards of integrity and security, we help build the capabilities we need for a more productive, sustainable and inclusive world. For our latest updates, please visit us online www.nokia.com and follow us on Twitter @nokia. About the Science Based Targets initiativeThe Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) drives ambitious climate action in the private sector by enabling companies to set science-based emissions reduction targets. The SBTi is a partnership between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The SBTi call to action is one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments. Through the 2015 Paris Agreement, world governments committed to limiting global temperature rise to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C. In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that global warming must not exceed 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures to avoid the catastrophic impacts of climate change. To achieve this, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions must halve by 2030 – and drop to net zero by 2050. Understanding scope 1, 2 and emissions Scope 1. Direct emissions, from sources owned or controlled by the companyScope 2. Indirect emissions from the consumption of purchased electricity, heat, and/or steamScope 3. 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Scaling up R&D, manufacturing and commercial capabilities in Shanghai and Hangzhou Investing in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to support research, diagnostic and clinical applications CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, March 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today Abcam (AIM:ABC; NASDAQ:ABCM), a global innovator in life science reagents and tools, announced the expansion of its footprint in China with the opening of new custom-built facilities in Hangzhou and Shanghai. Expanded customer service, logistics and manufacturing capabilities are strengthening Abcam’s position as a leading collaborator for academia and industry in the region. Alan Hirzel, CEO, Abcam, said: “Over the 15 years Abcam has been active in China, we have been focused on working closely with scientists to help them accelerate their discoveries and have an impact on society in China and beyond. These facilities represent another step in our growth and, more importantly, allow us to support the growth and importance of Chinese science and its contribution to global wellbeing.” The size of the Hangzhou facility has been increased by a third to meet the needs of strategic partners and customers focused on research, therapeutic, and in vitro diagnostic applications. With new automation and technology, fully flexible laboratory configurations and a specially designed logistics hub, the facility is driving the growth of Abcam’s high-quality, validated reagent portfolio. In addition, the new 10,000 sq ft Shanghai location is facilitating Abcam’s direct customer support across the region. Jade Zhang, General Manager (Marketing) in China, Abcam, commented: “Last year has highlighted the importance of collaboration in delivering scientific breakthroughs. As we continue to anticipate the needs of Chinese scientists, we are excited to be expanding our capabilities and capacity to deliver the products and services required. This expansion also supports our world-class team and provides an inspiring work environment fostering our culture of innovation and collaboration.” Abcam continues to strengthen its presence in the region through strategic partnerships and collaborations with key industry players. In January 2021 Abcam expanded its long-term strategic alliance with Shuwen Biotech, a leading Chinese company focusing on the development and commercialization of companion diagnostics for both China and ex-China. The footprint expansion in China is an integral part of the Company’s commitment to sustainably deliver high-quality reproducible reagents to the global life science community. Notes to Editors About Abcam plc As a global life sciences company, Abcam identifies, develops, and distributes high-quality biological reagents and tools that are crucial to research, drug discovery and diagnostics. Working across the industry, the Company supports life scientists to achieve their mission, faster. Abcam partners with life science organizations to co-create novel binders for use in drug discovery, in vitro diagnostics and therapeutics, driven by the Company's proprietary discovery platforms and world-leading antibody expertise. By constantly innovating its binders and assays, Abcam is helping advance the global understanding of biology and causes of disease, which enables new treatments and improved health. The Company's pioneering data-sharing approach gives scientists increased confidence in their results by providing validation, user comments and peer-reviewed citations for its 110,000 products. With 13 sites globally, many of Abcam's 1,500-strong team are located in the world's leading life science research hubs, complementing a global network of services and support. To find out more, please visit www.abcam.com and www.abcamplc.com. CONTACT: For media queries, contact: Dr Lynne Trowbridge VP External Communications T: +44 (0)7815 167026 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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