Pinterest is gaining support and market share from advertisers who see positivity as the driving factor.
Variety probably put it best in its summation of this year's Golden Globes show, with two particularly well-chosen words; zoom fatigue.
BERLIN — Companies that sell refrigerators, washers, hairdryers or TVs in the European Union will need to ensure those appliances can be repaired for up to 10 years, to help reduce the vast mountain of electrical waste that piles up each year on the continent. The "right to repair," as it is sometimes called, comes into force across the 27-nation bloc Monday. It is part of a broader effort to cut the environmental footprint of manufactured goods by making them more durable and energy efficient. “This is a really big step in the right direction” said Daniel Affelt of the environmental group BUND-Berlin, which runs several "repair cafes" where people can bring in their broken appliances and get help fixing them up again. Modern appliances are often glued or riveted together, he said. “If you need specialist tools or have to break open the device, then you can’t repair it.” Lack of spare parts is another problem, campaigners say. Sometimes a single broken tooth on a tiny plastic sprocket can throw a proverbial wrench in the works. “People want to repair their appliances,” Affelt said. “When you tell them that there are no spare parts for a device that’s only a couple of years old then they are obviously really frustrated by that.” Under the new EU rules, manufacturers will have to ensure parts are available for up to a decade, though some will only be provided to professional repair companies to ensure they are installed correctly. New devices will also have to come with repair manuals and be made in such a way that they can be dismantled using conventional tools when they really can't be fixed anymore, to improve recycling. Each year, Europeans produce more than 16 kilograms (35 pounds) of electrical waste per person. About half of that junk is due to broken household appliances, and the EU recycles only about 40% of it, leaving behind huge amounts of potentially hazardous material. German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said that in a next step, manufacturers should have to state how long a product is expected to work for and repair it if it breaks down earlier. This would encourage companies to build more durable products, she said. “In the repair cafes we see a lot of devices that broke shortly after the warranty expired,” said Affelt — a phenomenon that has prompted some environmentalists to accuse manufacturers of designing their devices with planned obsolescence. Knowing an appliance will really last for a decade might prompt consumers to choose products that are more durable or can be easily fixed, he said. “For the vast majority of devices, repair is the right choice," said Affelt, adding that the exception might be old, inefficient refrigerators that can contain powerful greenhouse gases which fuel climate change. In a next step, environmentalists and consumer rights groups want the “right to repair” expanded to include smartphones, laptops and other small electrical devices. Responding to growing demand, Apple last year announced it would start providing training and spare parts to certified independent repair stores fixing Mac computers, not just iPhones. Right to repair bills have been introduced in several U.S. state legislatures, attracting bipartisan support, though as yet there is no nationwide measure in force. Sweden has gone further than most of the EU, making repairs and spare parts subject to lower value-added tax. The bloc's ecological design directive — of which the right to repair requirement is a part — will also revise existing energy labels that describe how much electricity washers and other household devices consume. The new seven-step scale from A to G will be complemented by a QR code that provides consumers with further information, such as how loud the devices are. Frank Jordans, The Associated Press
Hollywood actor Ben Stiller didn't need much more than flour and eggs at Sunday' Golden Globes.
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Kendrick Nunn scored a team-high 24 points as the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to six games with a 109-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday in Miami. Miami received 16 points and 13 rebounds from Bam Adebayo, while Precious Achiuwa and Tyler Herro each had 14 points. Goran Dragic, starting his first game for Miami since Feb. 5, had 13 points.
Nasdaq CopenhagenLondon Stock ExchangeOther stakeholders Date 01.03.2021 Share buy-back programme - week 8 The share buy-back programme runs from and including 4 February 2021 up to and including 30 July 2021 provided that the forthcoming annual general meeting, to be held on 3 March 2021, gives the board a new authority to permit the bank to acquire its own shares and thereby the share buy-back programme can continue. During this period Ringkjøbing Landbobank will buy-back shares to a maximum market value of DKK 255 million under a share buy-back programme, see company announcement of 3 February 2021. The programme is implemented in compliance with EU Commission Regulation No. 596/2014 of 16 April 2014 and EU Commission Delegated Regulation No. 2016/1052 of 8 March 2016, which together constitute the “Safe Harbour” regulation. The following transactions have been made under the programme: DateNumber of sharesAverage purchase price (DKK)Total purchased under the programme (DKK)Total in accordance with the last announcement 45,700 594,40 27,164,25622 February 20213,700604,102,235,17023 February 20213,700606.152,242,75524 February 20213,200610.891,954,84825 February 20213,200619.891,983,64826 February 20213,700607.482,247,676Total under the share buy-back programme 63,200 598.55 37,828,353 With the transactions stated above, Ringkjøbing Landbobank now owns the following numbers of own shares, excluding the bank’s trading portfolio and investments made on behalf of customers: ·323,500 shares under the completed and present share buy-back programme(-s) corresponding to 1.1 % of the company’s share capital. In accordance with the above regulation etc., the transactions related to the share buy-back programme on the stated reporting days are attached to this corporate announcement in detailed form. 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Golden Globes 2021: a night of fine choices capped by Chloé Zhao making historyDespite the furore over the HFPA’s lack of diversity, the Golden Globes turned out to (mostly) reward the right films, led by the excellent NomadlandThe Crown and Nomadland major winnersThe full listAs the night happened Chloé Zhao wins best director and best film (drama) for Nomadland. Photograph: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images
Human Rights Watch and Rohingya Muslim refugees in India urged the government on Monday to provide refuge to 81 Rohingya people whose boat has been drifting in the Andaman Sea for over two weeks. Since last month, India has been providing food, medical and technical aid to Rohingya crammed on a fishing boat that was found drifting in international waters after it left southern Bangladesh. India's coast guard has repaired the vessel but was not permitting it to enter Indian waters, and instead wanted it to return to Bangladesh.
The ceremony was largely virtual due to the pandemic.
Halfords will repay furlough money, the bike retailer said on Monday as it revealed profits will be ahead of expectations. The motoring and cycling products retailer said although it has experienced a volatile trading environment across the first seven weeks of the fourth quarter, the overall performance has been stronger than anticipated. Cycling comparable sales growth over the period jumped 43%, as people continue to take to bikes during lockdowns.
HIGHLIGHTS >99.985% purity lithium carbonate produced using ‘off-the-shelf’ OEM technologyNow successfully demonstrated two different flowsheets for producing battery-quality carbonateLaunch of work converting Arkansas-produced LiCl into battery quality lithium hydroxide VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Standard Lithium Ltd. (“Standard Lithium” or the “Company”) (TSXV: SLL) (OTCQX: STLHF) (FRA: S5L), an innovative technology and lithium project development company today announced that it has successfully completed the conversion of its Arkansas-produced lithium chloride into 99.985% pure lithium carbonate using OEM technology. The work was completed by Veolia Water Technologies (Veolia) at their facility in Plainfield, Illinois, and demonstrates that the lithium chloride intermediate product produced by Standard Lithium’s industrial scale LiSTR Direct Lithium Extraction (“DLE”) plant in Arkansas can be converted into better-than battery quality lithium carbonate using established OEM carbonation technology. Dual Track Program for Lithium Carbonate ConversionAs part of a continuous process of derisking the Arkansas Lithium Project, Standard Lithium opted to evaluate two different processes to convert the LiCl solution made by the Arkansas DLE plant into a battery-quality material. The first was using the Company’s own patent-pending SiFT technology as previously reported (see news release dated December 03rd 2020). The second, as reported here, was via conventional technology, widely used within the industry and performed by Veolia. Concentrated lithium chloride solution produced by Standard Lithium was sent to Veolia and was then converted to lithium carbonate using a conventional flowsheet. This involves additional concentration; chemical softening/purification; initial conversion to solid lithium carbonate; redissolution to a bicarbonate solution and final crystallisation, washing and drying of battery quality lithium carbonate. The material produced was of exceptionally high purity, as shown in Table 1 below where the composition is compared to typical specifications for battery-grade lithium carbonate compiled from a variety of commercial sources and producers’ specifications Table 1: Analysis of Lithium Carbonate SpecificationStandard LithiumElementTargetLi2CO3 SampleppmppmChloride<100<50Sulphur<50<10Aluminium<10<3Barium<1<1Calcium<160<10Chromium<10<1Copper<10<1Iron<5<1Lead<10<1Magnesium<70<10Manganese<10<1Nickel<6<1Zinc<5<1Sodium<50014Potassium<10<10Boron<30<1Silicon<4026 Total Impurities<142 The total impurities of <142 ppm implies an overall purity of >99.985%. The Company has now successfully demonstrated two separate crystallisation flowsheets that can take lithium chloride produced from the Smackover Formation brine and convert it into high purity battery-quality lithium carbonate. As the Company continues to move towards commercialisation, successful demonstration of alternative technologies in key areas of the flowsheet allows it to reduce project execution risk and offers greater flexibility regarding the final flowsheet that will be deployed at commercial scale. Lithium Hydroxide Conversion ProgramStandard Lithium continues to innovate and optimise its flowsheet, and with a view to expanding product offerings from the Smackover resource, it has commenced work to assess the feasibility of directly converting LiCl produced by the LiSTR DLE plant in Arkansas into battery quality lithium hydroxide. This work is ongoing, and the Company will provide results as they become available. Dr. Andy Robinson, President and COO of Standard Lithium commented “We’ve now demonstrated that we can convert to battery quality lithium carbonate using the Company’s SiFT technology; that we can get to the same end-product using established technology developed and sold by global OEMs; and now we’re looking to add battery quality lithium hydroxide to the product offering. In the background, we continue to rapidly advance both project and corporate development work. We’re excited about reaching the various milestones ahead of us and, if we’re successful, taking this globally important project into commercialisation.” Quality AssuranceDr. Ron Molnar, Professional Metallurgical Engineer (Ontario P.E.# 100111288), is a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101, is independent of the Company, and has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information that forms the basis for this news release. About Standard Lithium Ltd.Standard Lithium (TSXV: SLL) is an innovative technology and lithium development company. The company’s flagship project is located in southern Arkansas, where it is engaged in the testing and proving of the commercial viability of lithium extraction from over 150,000 acres of permitted brine operations. The Company has commissioned its first-of-a-kind industrial scale Direct Lithium Extraction Demonstration Plant at LANXESS’ South Plant facility in southern Arkansas. The Demonstration Plant utilizes the Company’s proprietary LiSTR technology to selectively extract lithium from LANXESS’ tailbrine. The Demonstration Plant is being used for proof-of-concept and commercial feasibility studies. The scalable, environmentally-friendly process eliminates the use of evaporation ponds, reduces processing time from months to hours and greatly increases the effective recovery of lithium. The company is also pursuing the resource development of over 30,000 acres of separate brine leases located in southwestern Arkansas and approximately 45,000 acres of mineral leases located in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California. Standard Lithium is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol “SLL”; quoted on the OTC - Nasdaq Intl Designation under the symbol “STLHF”; and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol “S5L”. Please visit the Company’s website at www.standardlithium.com On behalf of the Board of Standard Lithium Ltd.Robert Mintak, CEO & Director. For further information, contact Anthony Alvaro at (604) 240 4793 Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This news release may contain certain “Forward-Looking Statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities laws. When used in this news release, the words “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “target, “plan”, “forecast”, “may”, “schedule” and other similar words or expressions identify forward-looking statements or information. These forward-looking statements or information may relate to future prices of commodities, accuracy of mineral or resource exploration activity, reserves or resources, regulatory or government requirements or approvals, the reliability of third party information, continued access to mineral properties or infrastructure, fluctuations in the market for lithium and its derivatives, changes in exploration costs and government regulation in Canada and the United States, and other factors or information. Such statements represent the Company’s current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social risks, contingencies and uncertainties. Many factors, both known and unknown, could cause results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements or information to reflect changes in assumptions or changes in circumstances or any other events affections such statements and information other than as required by applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Keir Starmer is right to oppose a Tory corporation tax increase. With enterprises struggling, the Conservatives have lost their trust. Labour can now be the party of business
Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend's actionFulham continue to struggle in front of goal, Leicester threatening a second collapse and West Brom play by the rules Harvey Barnes of Leicester after his injury, Scott McTominay in action for Manchester United and whistle-based chaos at The Hawthorns. Photograph: Shutterstock
‘There’s so much gratitude’: engineer who created viral vaccine site for $50. Huge Ma built TurboVax , a bot that finds available appointments, after discovering how complicated it was to book one for his mother
Six Nations: talking points from a weekend of delight for WalesWayne Pivac’s side made the most of mistakes made by the French referee while England paid for their indiscipline Josh Adams celebrates with Jonathan Davies after scoring against England in their Six Nations victory. Photograph: Ben Evans/Huw Evans/Shutterstock
Boycott questions over Beijing Winter Olympics raise eerie echoes of 1936China’s treatment of Uighurs has been deemed by Canada as genocide. Are we about to legitimise the regime responsible? ‘It seems unfair that sport become a proxy battleground while western countries are hailing billions in bilateral trade and the rest of us are enjoying our iPhones.’ Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
Pablo Fornals says West Ham fans can be proud of how their side are performing after running Manchester City desperately close on Saturday. The Hammers remain fourth - the highest-placed club in London - in the Premier League despite their valiant defeat by Pep Guardiola’s side, who sealed a 20th consecutive victory across all competitions at the Etihad Stadium. West Ham came desperately close to taking what would have been a deserved point when Issa Diop headed wide in injury time, but the result did nothing to dampen hopes of a push for Europe this season.
In the opening moments of a Golden Globes night even more chaotic and confounding than usual, co-host Tina Fey raised a theoretical question: “Could this whole night have been an email?” Only the next three hours would tell. Or Jane Fonda, sharply calling out Hollywood for its lack of diversity on a night when her very hosts were under fire for exactly that.
Municipality Finance Plc Stock exchange release 1 March 2021 at 10:00 am (EET) Municipality Finance issues EUR 1 billion benchmark under MTN programme Municipality Finance Plc issues EUR 1 billion benchmark on 2 March 2021. The maturity of the benchmark is 10 years and the maturity date is 2 March 2031. The benchmark bears interest at fixed rate of 0.00% per annum. The benchmark is issued under MuniFin’s EUR 40 billion programme for the issuance of debt instruments. The offering circular and the supplemental offering circular are available in English on the company's website at www.munifin.fi/investor-relations. MuniFin has applied for the benchmark to be admitted to trading on the Helsinki Stock Exchange maintained by Nasdaq Helsinki. The public trading is expected to commence on 2 March 2021. Barclays, Citi, HSBC Continental Europe and Swedbank act as the Joint Lead Managers for the issue of the benchmark.MUNICIPALITY FINANCE PLCFurther information: Joakim HolmströmExecutive Vice President, Capital Markets and Sustainabilitytel. +358 9 6803 5674 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 Important Information The information contained herein is not for release, publication or distribution, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in or into any such country or jurisdiction or otherwise in such circumstances in which the release, publication or distribution would be unlawful. The information contained herein does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, any securities or other financial instruments in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration, exemption from registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. This communication does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The notes have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or under the applicable securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons except pursuant to an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
Emre Gürsoy CEO Agillic “We are delighted that Multilot has chosen Agillic, and we are looking forward to supporting them in providing superior customer experiences and growing their business through personalised communication. Their platform is built on a brilliant concept. It enables brands and organisations to tap into gamification benefits without any hassle, and it meets a trend where gamification is on the rise, enabling new ways for brands to engage and interact with consumers. Combining gaming with the delivery of personalised communication, Multilot has a strong value proposition.” Multilot is a multinational SaaS gaming platform provider Multilot offers a fully compliant turn-key gaming platform as a service (SaaS). They operate games, bingo, lotteries, raffles and games of chance on behalf of humanitarian organisations, associations, media houses and corporate partners. Multilot can manage the entire value chain, including assistance in applying for national gaming licenses, game development, assurance of compliance to laws and regulations, customer support, accounting and reporting to the authorities. Further, the company caretakes the direct communication with end-users. Press release, Copenhagen, 1 March 2021 Agillic, a leading Danish omnichannel marketing software company, will help Multilot, a multinational SaaS gaming platform provider, build long-lasting customer relationships through automated and personalised communication across the customer lifecycle. Multilot offers a fully compliant turn-key gaming platform as a service (SaaS). They operate games, bingo, lotteries, raffles and games of chance on behalf of humanitarian organisations, associations, media houses and corporate partners. Multilot can manage the entire value chain, including assistance in applying for national gaming licenses, game development, assurance of compliance to laws and regulations, customer support, accounting and reporting to the authorities. Further, the company caretakes the direct communication with end-users. And it is for this purpose Multilot has chosen Agillic. Says Petter Danbolt CEO, Multilot: “Gaming is entertainment and fun, hopes and dreams. When we provide a smooth and good customer experience to the end-users on behalf of our clients, we fulfil a human need, making it more likely that they will keep coming back for a positive experience. That is our business case – and that’s why Agillic is relevant to us. We believe personalised communication is vital in creating a good customer experience. Activating our content through the Agillic platform will help us attract new players and help us retain them through positive experiences.” Says Emre Gürsoy, CEO of Agillic: “We are delighted that Multilot has chosen Agillic, and we are looking forward to supporting them in providing superior customer experiences and growing their business through personalised communication. Their platform is built on a brilliant concept. It enables brands and organisations to tap into gamification benefits without any hassle, and it meets a trend where gamification is on the rise, enabling new ways for brands to engage and interact with consumers. Combining gaming with the delivery of personalised communication, Multilot has a strong value proposition.” Agillic’s strategic partner NexusOne is implementation partner and is, among other things, building the templates and communication flows. Says Villy Gravengaard, CEO NexusOne: “It is a fascinating project where we are building everything from scratch: templates, automation rules, communication flows and content. Multilot operates a radio broadcasted bingo in various radio channels. Setting up the communication rules and tying backend operations together with personalised customer communication is quite sophisticated, and we are looking forward to pressing play when everything is ready.” Subscription businesses benefit from personalised communication With Multilot, Agillic continues to grow its client base of subscription businesses across industries such as the retail, finance, travel & hospitality and NGO & charity sectors. Agillic’s reference cases, such as TV2 Sumo, Fitness World, and Story House Egmont, show that relevant and personalised communication across channels provides a holistic and engaging customer experience and is useful to retain customers and boost customer lifetime value. For further information, please contact Emre Gürsoy, CEO, Agillic A/S +45 3078 4200 email@example.com About Multilot Founded in Norway in 2009, The Multilot® platform meets the highest standards of security, flexibility and ability to meet compliance demands. Its ability to meet the highest compliance standards is demonstrated by having passed certification for use by operators of legal, nationally licensed real money gambling in multiple European countries. Each year Multilot’s subsidiaries contribute a substantial amount of their revenue to cultural institutions, charities and local communities. www.multilot.com About NexusOne Founded in 2020, NexusOne is an independent consultancy that helps clients establish, implement and operate data-driven customer-centric platforms. They create essential digital change for their clients' businesses to help fulfil their digital visions. NexusOne spans strategy, conceptualisation and implementation. www.nexusone.dk About Agillic A/S Agillic is a Danish software company enabling marketers to maximise the use of data and translate it into relevant and personalised communication establishing strong relations between people and brands. Our customer marketing platform uses AI to enhance the business value of customer communication. By combining data-driven customer insights with the ability to execute personalised communication, we provide our clients with a head start in the battle of winning markets and customers. Besides the company headquarter in Copenhagen, Agillic has sales offices in London (UK) and Stockholm (Sweden), as well as a development unit in Kyiv (Ukraine). For further information, please visit www.agillic.com Agillic A/S Nasdaq First North Growth Market Copenhagen: AGILC Masnedøgade 22 - Copenhagen - Denmark Attachments Emre Gürsoy CEO Agillic Multilot is a multinational SaaS gaming platform provider Agillic wins international gaming platform provider Multilot as a new client- Personalisation is the name of the game