Monday's news that the Roman Catholic Church won't bless same sex unions did not go unnoticed by Elton John.
Monday's news that the Roman Catholic Church won't bless same sex unions did not go unnoticed by Elton John.
A look at the day ahead from Sujata Rao More than 5 million COVID cases emerged globally in the past week and hospitals from Brazil to India to Germany are overwhelmed. Political sabre-rattling continues too, from the south China Sea to the Ukraine/Russia border and the Black Sea. Yet stock markets march blithely on, focusing on the earnings season which so far has seen 80% of U.S. companies beat forecast.
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Indian real estate company Macrotech Developers Ltd's shares opened 10% below their offering price in its stock market debut on Monday, after the initial public offering saw lukewarm subscription demand from investors. Macrotech, formerly known as Lodha Developers, is among the major players in the Indian real estate industry. The company's IPO was oversubscribed only 1.36 times earlier in the month, as its weak sales and substantial debt, coupled with a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in India weighed.
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EU foreign ministers are set to hold a virtual meeting on Monday, to consider the situation of hunger-striker dissident Alexei Navalny. Washington has warned Moscow of "consequences" if the Kremlin critic dies in prison. Tensions continue to soar over a Russian military build-up on the border with Ukraine. Doctors warned over the weekend that Navalny -- currently on hunger strike in a penal colony east of Moscow -- could die at "any minute". Supporters of the opposition figure have called for massive protests across Russia on Wednesday evening, just hours after President Vladimir Putin delivers his state-of-the-nation address.The European Union's top diplomats will discuss the situation on Monday, the EU's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said in a statement, calling for the Kremlin critic to be granted "immediate access to medical professionals he trusts".Concerns over Navalny's health have mounted against the background of a spike in tensions between Moscow and the West over a litany of issues, including Russia's troop build-up on Ukraine's border, interference in US elections and other perceived hostile activities.Washington issues stark warning to KremlinOn Sunday US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said the Kremlin had been warned "that there will be consequences if Mr. Navalny dies."The 44-year-old Navalny was arrested in Russia in January after returning from a near-fatal poisoning he says was carried out by Moscow -- accusations denied by Putin's administration.He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for embezzlement. He began a hunger strike on 31 March, demanding medical treatment for back pain and numbness to his hands and legs.The EU last October sanctioned six Russian officials over the assassination attempt, and in February sanctioned another four individuals over Navalny's arrest and sentencing.France says Russia is 'responsible' for Navalny's healthFrance's foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned on Sunday that those sanctions could be expanded, saying Russia must be held "responsible" for the dissident's health.There was no immediate reaction from the Kremlin, but the Russian ambassador in London, Andrei Kelin, said Navalny "will not be allowed to die in prison"."But I can say that Mr. Navalny, he behaves like a hooligan," Kelin told the BBC.Deepening EU worries over UkraineEU leaders have also scrambled in the past week to respond to a major military buildup by Russian forces along its border with Ukraine.Kiev has been battling Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine since 2014 and clashes intensified early this year, effectively ending a ceasefire agreed last July.Faced with the largest deployment of Russian troops on Ukraine's borders since 2014, President Volodymyr Zelensky has requested more help from the West.Moscow said Sunday it would expel a Ukrainian diplomat, prompting an immediate pledge of retaliation from Kiev.The rising tensions between the former Soviet republics come against the background of a war of words between Moscow and Washington as US President Joe Biden seeks a tougher line against Putin.The US on Thursday announced sanctions and the expulsion of 10 Russian diplomats in retaliation for what the White House says is the Kremlin's US election interference, a massive cyber attack and other hostile activity.
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China could see its number of births slide below 10 million annually in the next five years if the government does not quickly abolish its policy of limiting families to two children, an expert was quoted in domestic media as saying. China's total population may also fall in a few years, Dong Yuzheng, director at the Guangdong Academy of Population Development, told Yicai, a Chinese financial news outlet. The number of babies born in China fell by 580,000 to 14.65 million in 2019 and the birth rate of 10.48 per thousand was the lowest since 1949 when present methods of collating data began, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
Attorneys are expected to make closing arguments Monday in the trial of ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged in George Floyd's death.
Clean Air Metals Inc. ("Clean Air Metals" or the "Company") (TSXV: AIR) (OTCQB: CLRMF) (FRA: CKU) is pleased to announce new assay results (Table 1) from the drilling campaign at the Escape Lake Deposit currently underway with two drills at the Company's Thunder Bay North Project (the "Project"). A total of 30,000m of systematic delineation drilling connecting the Escape South and Steepledge South resource areas is planned for the Escape Lake Deposit in 2021.
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Fear that Johnson & Johnson pause could heighten vaccine hesitancy in USA deflating pattern is emerging in rural, conservative and vaccine-hesitant states as authorities worry that stakes could not be higher in those same communities Authorities in rural, conservative and vaccine-hesitant states hope is the Johnson & Johnson pause will be as brief as possible. Photograph: Dado Ruvić/Reuters
GOFORE PLC STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 19 APRIL 2021 AT 10:00 EETGofore Plc's Business Review 1 January – 31 March 2021: Growth continued in the first quarterGofore’s net sales in the first quarter of 2021 (1 January – 31 March 2021) amounted to EUR 25.2 million (2020: EUR 18.8 million), totalling a growth of 34.1% from last year. The group’s adjusted EBITA for the first quarter amounted to EUR 3.5 million (EUR 3.2 million), corresponding to 13.9% of net sales (16.8%). The group EBITA for the quarter amounted to EUR 3.3 million (EUR 2.5 million), corresponding to 13.1% of net sales (13.0%). The adjusted EBITA for the quarter increased by 10.7% from last year.Gofore’s net sales in March 2021 amounted to EUR 9.7 million (EUR 6.8 million). At the end of March, the group employed a total of 790 persons (585 persons). CEO Mikael Nylund comments: “In the first quarter of the year, Gofore’s net sales soared by 34% compared to the corresponding period last year. We consider this to be a great achievement that speaks about the success of our growth strategy. Our work has convinced our long-term and new customers of the fact that Gofore is the preferred partner for their journey through successful digital transformation. We have also been successful in acquisitions through which we have gained new customers, expertise and wonderful people as part of the Gofore family. The number of goforeans has grown to almost 800, and together we represent pioneering digitalisation expertise, both in terms of technology and in people management – the things in which every organisation’s digital transformation requires expertise and support. Adjusted EBITA for the first quarter increased to EUR 3.5 million, corresponding to 13.9% of net sales. In other words, we were unable to reach quite the profitability levels of the previous year’s first quarter (16.8% of net sales). This was due to the fact that there was one working day fewer than last year and that our billing rate did not fully meet the expectation. The billing rate was impacted by the change of agreement period with our largest customer Development and Administration Services Centre, KEHA Centre, in Finland. Although there was room for improvement, there has been no lasting change in the factors affecting profitability during the beginning of the year. The close of the quarter coincided with considerable public sector procurement awards that are well indicative of how our offering serves our customers in different circumstances. We will be continuing our co-operation with the City of Espoo, who selected our ICT consultancy services to support the digital transformation of the city and the development of other ICT services. The duration of the framework arrangement is seven years, and its total estimated value is approximately EUR 25 million over the agreement period. Gofore Lead is the primary provider in the procurement. We are also continuing our extensive collaboration with the City of Helsinki. The City of Helsinki selected us as its development partner for the development of the transactional information system for the Education Division. The maximum value of the agreement is EUR 2.95 million, extending over the years of 2021–2022. The agreement also entails the possibility for additional procurements during the development projects, over the years 2021–2024. In the past years, we have assisted the City of Helsinki in managing IT development projects, architecture work and in digital services implementation. With respect to private sector customers, I would highlight Elisa Corporation, with whom we signed an agreement extension in March for software quality assurance and testing produced as an integrated service. The agreement is valid until further notice and its annual value is approximately EUR 1 million. Previously, we had already expanded our cooperation to DevOps as well as agile methods and management consulting services, among others. The value of these other services this year is approximately EUR 1 million.At the core of our growth strategy has been to build a comprehensive consultation offering focused around digital transformation. The first quarter reinforced our belief that we are on the right path. In the future, in accordance with our vision, we expect to grow into one of the most significant digital transformation consultancies in Europe". The company complies with the half-yearly reporting stipulated by the Finnish Securities Market Act. In addition, Gofore publishes a monthly business review, containing the net sales and the number of personnel for the month ended, along with the relevant comparison figures. Furthermore, in connection with the business reviews for March and September, also the net sales, EBITA, adjusted EBITA and EBITA, % for the quarter ending in that month, along with the relevant comparison figures are published. The reviews also contain other key indicators and a comparison of the key figures between different periods, which facilitates the monitoring of the company’s growth strategy. The featured figures include the Full Time Equivalent (FTE) overall capacity and the FTE figures for subcontracting. The figures presented in the reviews are unaudited. This business review was not devised in accordance with the IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting standard. The company uses adjusted EBITA as an indicator of operative profitability. The calculation formulas for the key figures have been published in Gofore's financial statements for 2020 and can also be found on the company's website under calculation formulas for key figures: https://gofore.com/en/invest/gofore-as-an-investment/key-figures/. Quarterly performance (IFRS) Group (consolidated) Q1/20211Q2/2021 Q3/2021Q4/2021Net sales, MEUR 25.2 EBITA, MEUR, adjusted 3.5 EBITA, %, adjusted 13.9% Group (consolidated)Q1/2020 Q2/2020Q3/2020Q4/2020Net sales, MEUR 18.8 18.6 16.3 24.3 EBITA, MEUR, adjusted 3.2 2.5 1.9 3.3 EBITA, %, adjusted 16.8% 13.3% 11.5% 13.5% Growth, %Q1/2021 Q2/2021 Q3/2021Q4/2021Net sales, growth, % 34.1% EBITA, adjusted, growth, % 10.7% 1 CCEA Oy’s figures have been consolidated with those of the Gofore Group since 1 March 2021.2 Items affecting the adjustment consisted of the transaction costs of CCEA Oy, an acquisition announced in February 2021 and reported as part of the Group since 1 March 2021, totalling EUR 0.193 million. Month (2021)Net sales,MEURNumber of employees Number of working days in FinlandOverall capacity,FTE1Subcontracting, FTE2March9.7 (6.8)79023 (22)735118February8.1 (5.9)736 20 (20)689111January7.5 (6.1)72719 (21)679109 Unless otherwise stated, the comparison figures in brackets refer to the corresponding period of the previous year. CCEA Oy’s figures have been consolidated with those of the Gofore Group since 1 March 2021.1 The overall capacity, FTE (Full Time Equivalent) figure shows the overall capacity of the Group's personnel, converted into a value corresponding to the number of full-time employees. The figure includes the entire personnel, regardless of their role. The figure is not affected by annual leave, time-off in lieu of overtime, sick leave or other short-term absences. Part-time agreements and other long-term deviations from normal working hours reduce the amount of overall capacity in comparison with the total number of employees. 2 The subcontracting, FTE (Full Time Equivalent) figure shows the overall amount of subcontracting used in invoiced work, converted into a value corresponding to the number of full-time employees. Further enquiries: Mikael Nylund, CEO, Gofore Plc tel. +358 40 540 2280 email@example.comGofore Plc is a digital transformation consultancy with close to 800 impact-driven employees across Finland, Germany, Spain, and Estonia – top experts in our industry who are our company’s heart, brain, and hands. We use our holistic service offering – consulting, coding, design and assurance – as tools to incite positive change. We care for our people, our customers, and the surrounding world. Our values guide our business: Gofore is a great workplace that thrives on customer success. In 2020, our net sales amounted to EUR 78 million. Gofore Plc’s share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland. Get to know us better at www.gofore.com.
Suominen Corporation’s press release on April 19, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (EEST) Suominen Corporation will publish its Interim report for January 1 – March 31, 2021 on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at approximately 9:30 a.m. (EEST).Petri Helsky, President & CEO, and Toni Tamminen, CFO, will present the result in English in an audiocast and a conference call for analyst, investors and media on the same day at 11:00 a.m. (EEST). The audiocast can be followed at https://suominen.videosync.fi/2021-q1-results. The recording of the audiocast and the presentation material will be available after the event at www.suominen.fi. Conference call participants are requested to dial on:Sweden: +46 856642651 United Kingdom: +44 3333000804 United States: +1 6319131422 The confirmation code for joining the conference call is 18841110# The event cannot be attended on the spot. SUOMINEN CORPORATIONCorporate CommunicationsFor more information: Emilia Peltola, VP, Communications & IR, tel. +358 10 214 3082Suominen manufactures nonwovens as roll goods for wipes and other applications. Our vision is to be the frontrunner for nonwovens innovation and sustainability. The end products made of Suominen’s nonwovens are present in people’s daily life worldwide. Suominen’s net sales in 2020 were EUR 458.9 million and we have nearly 700 professionals working in Europe and in the Americas. Suominen’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Read more at www.suominen.fi. Distribution:Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.Main mediawww.suominen.fi
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