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GENEVA — European soccer clubs were urged Monday to support a Champions League expansion plan and help please a new type of global fans who have different supporting habits. A UEFA-led proposal to change its clubs competitions in 2024 — abolishing traditional four-team groups and adding 100 Champions League games in a 36-team format — was being presented to more than 200 European Club Association members. The deal could be finalized within two weeks, said Andrea Agnelli, the ECA chairman and Juventus president, in opening the online meeting. “I really ask you that today we endorse this system going forward and mandate the (ECA) board to execute the last details that we will be missing,” Agnelli said, singling out the unresolved issue of access for clubs to the revamped Champions League. ECA leaders want two of the four extra Champions League places given to clubs who do not qualify on merit but are ranked highly by UEFA based on past results in Europe. Critics see that as a safety net for clubs with global brands rather than rewarding champions from mid-ranking leagues such as Austria, the Czech Republic and Scotland. If the historic ranking system applied this season, it would likely reward storied teams such as Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund having a relatively poor domestic campaign. Agnelli stated his vision of European soccer appealing to fans worldwide because “traditional assumptions” about fans’ loyalties had to change. One third of fans globally follow at least two clubs and 10% of fans follow players instead of clubs, said the Italian executive whose club signed Cristiano Ronaldo three years ago. Agnelli cautioned that the so-called “Gen Z” demographic of 16-to-24-year-olds “have no interest in football whatsoever.” “The current system most likely is not delivering for the modern fan,” he said, claiming too many domestic and international games “are simply uncompetitive.” The Champions League proposal would ensure 10 games for each of the 36 teams. Currently, only six group-stage games are guaranteed for 32 teams that share about 2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) in UEFA prize money. A single league table in the new format would send the top eight into the last-16 round. Teams ranked Nos. 9 to 24 would enter playoffs to complete the knockout bracket. “The beauty of the system has now been recognized by all,” Agnelli said. The European Leagues group has warned the plan would take broadcast revenue and fixture calendar space from its members. Agnelli chided ECA board members who brought their domestic concerns into its talks on international matters. He also urged them to embrace “strong progressive views, not the conservatism that has always distinguished our industry,” which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The UEFA-led talks took place amid leaks that financiers are ready to back a European Super League project outside of UEFA’s control. Agnelli said he had “arguments and almost fights” with UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin last year, and suggested interest from global banks meant European soccer was “highly palatable for richer investments.” “That means if we change ourselves we can look forward to those richer investments ourselves,” he said, rather than financial institutions getting a return on their money. Before Agnelli spoke, UEFA deputy general secretary Giorgio Marchetti said the competitions plan offered “renewed strength and unprecedented excitement going forward.” “We think this is an opportunity to grab without hesitation and delays,” Marchetti said. The UEFA executive committee, which includes Agnelli representing clubs, could approve the changes ahead of an April 20 congress of European soccer’s 55 national federations. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press
The "Belgium Gift Card and Incentive Card Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics (Databook): Spend Analysis by Digital/e-Gift Card, Retail & Corporate Consumers, Top Retailers, Distribution Channel, Occasions, and Demographics - Jan 2021 Update" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
Major players in the market are Hoover Container Solutions, CXIC Group, Shanghai Universal Logistics Equipment, Maersk Container Industry, Charleston Marine Containers, Hoover Container Solutions, CIMC, Sea Box, TLS Offshore Containers International Pvt Ltd, and China International Marine Containers Co.New York, March 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Shipping Containers Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Implications And Growth" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06033667/?utm_source=GNW Ltd.The global shipping containers market is expected to decline from $8.16 billion in 2020 to $8.36 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.48%. The change in growth trend is mainly due to the companies stabilizing their output after catering to the demand that grew exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The market is expected to reach $10.73 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 6.46%.The shipping containers market consists of the sales of shipping containers and related services by entities (organizations, sole traders, and partnerships) that are engaged in manufacturing shipping containers with suitable strength to withstand handling, storage, and shipment.Shipping containers range from ubiquitous corrugated boxes to large steel boxes used for intermodal shipments.Only goods and services traded between entities or sold to end consumers are included.The shipping containers market covered in the report is segmented by product type into dry storage container, flat rack container, refrigerated container, special-purpose container, open top container, double door container, others; by container size into small container, large container, high cube container; by end-use into food and beverages, consumer goods, healthcare, industrial products, vehicle transport, others.The Asia Pacific was the largest region in the shipping containers market in 2020. The regions covered in this report are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and Africa.The high costs associated with shipping containers is expected to restrain the growth of the shipping container market.The price of shipping containers depends on their size and condition.The bigger the container, the higher the price.And, the newer the unit, the more expensive it could be.For instance, in the USA, the average cost for a used container is around $2,000.The larger 40’ unit that could be altered for houses ranges from $3,000 to $4,000 for the used one and is approximately $6,000 for a brand-new unit.Moreover, there are other costs such as shipping container home plans, foundation costs being involved which make them less affordable for purchase. Thus, the high costs of shipping containers are projected to limit the growth of the shipping container market over the forecast period.In May 2019, COSCO SHIPPING Development Co., Ltd, a China-based containerized marine shipping company acquired five Chinese units of Singamas Container Holdings Ltd., for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is expected to enhance COSCO SHIPPING Development Co., Ltd.’s container market. Singamas Container Holdings Ltd. is a China-based shipping container manufacturer that produces dry freight containers, foldable flat rack containers, tank containers, offshore containers, other comprehensive containers, and container parts.An increase in demand for cargo transportation through ships contributed to the growth of the shipping container market.The demand for the transportation of cargo through waterways is growing owing to factors such as cost-efficiency and secured way of moving goods as compared to other means of transportation.For instance, in 2018, a larger amount of goods was moved between the UK major ports and the EU (European Union) than any other region accounting for 44% (206.2 million tons) of entire critical port traffic. In 2018, the total gross weight of goods transported was estimated at almost 1.8 billion tons as part of the EU short sea shipping. However, Italy was the major short sea shipping country in the EU in 2018, surpassing the Netherlands, with a share of approximately 15% of the total tonnage of EU short sea shipping. Moreover, ships can carry more cargo from one place to another within a short period. This in turn is projected to boost the growth of the shipping containers market.The countries covered in the market report are Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, South Korea, UK, USA.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06033667/?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
Dublin, March 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "ADAS and Autonomous Driving Tier 1 Suppliers Report, 2020-2021" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Autonomous Driving Tier1 Supplier Research: centralized implementation of L2+, middleware layout of Tier 1 suppliersThe ADAS revenue of foreign Tier 1 suppliers declines amid the pandemicThe outbreak of COVID-19 has led to the declining demand for automobiles and the temporary suspension of production in the automobile industry. In this case, the overall revenue of most Tier1 suppliers has fallen sharply as they have difficulties in business development. For example, more than 40% of Continental's 249 production bases around the world decided in April 2020 to temporarily suspend production for several days or several weeks in order to protect employees and respond to lower demand.Tier 1 suppliers actively promote the mass implementation of L2 autonomous driving, and L3 autonomous driving enters the marketWhile Tier 1 suppliers' normal production is hindered, the technology of L2/L3 autonomous driving is advancing in an orderly manner.From January to November 2020, 57 domestic auto brands launched 208 L2 models, and sold 2.60 million vehicles with a year-on-year upsurge of 118.9% thanks to the efforts of Tier 1 suppliers. For example, Bosch helped 40 local models achieve L2 autonomous driving in 2019, and focused on the implementation of L2+ autonomous driving in 2020.Benefiting from the effective control over the domestic epidemic, Chinese Tier1 suppliers have constantly launched new products. Among them, Huawei and Baidu have attracted the most attention from the market. Huawei has successively unveiled perception layer products such as radar and LiDAR, as well as decision layer products like intelligent driving computing platform MDC and intelligent driving operating system AOS. Baidu APOLLO has released the autonomous driving computing platform ACU (1.0/2.0/3.0) and the L2 intelligent driving solution ANP, and also has successively landed in Changsha, Cangzhou, and Beijing with Robotaxi which is fully open to the society for operation.With the introduction of HD maps, Tier 1 suppliers have assisted OEMs to head towards L3 autonomous driving. Xpeng P7, GAC Aion LX and other models with L3 autonomous driving have debuted successively.Foreign Tier 1 suppliers dabble in middleware, while domestic Tier 1 suppliers are deeply tied up with OEMs From the perspective of autonomous driving products and scenarios, Bosch, Continental and ZF have the most comprehensive layout among foreign Tier1 suppliers. Both Bosch and ZF launched middleware designed for autonomous driving in 2020. As for the domestic Tier 1 suppliers, Huawei and Desay SV take the lead in the perception layout; however, all the domestic Tier1 suppliers are absent in the field of actuation.In July 2020, Bosch launched Iceoryx, a middleware for advanced autonomous driving, compatible with ROS2 and Adaptive AutoSAR interfaces to meet the requirements of different development periods (pre-ROS, mass production of Autosar)In December 2020, ZF released ZF Middleware, providing a modular solution that can be integrated into automakers' software platforms. At the same time, the middleware will be installed on mass-produced vehicles in 2024.It is worth noting that foreign Tier 1 suppliers dabble in underlying system R&D and build a bridge between system and software applications while accomplishing functions. Bosch and ZF have successively released middleware products, hoping to centrally configure autonomous driving solutions for OEMs through a comprehensive sensor layout so as to simplify system integration, lower development costs and accelerate product launch.The domestic Tier 1 suppliers (Huawei, Alibaba and Baidu) have teamed up with OEMs to launch autonomous driving and other technologies by in-depth cooperation or establishment of joint ventures to jointly help automakers build high-end brands or accelerate transformation to electrification, connectivity, intelligence and sharing.Summary Comparing the development models of Tier 1 suppliers at home and abroad, emerging Tier 1 suppliers represented by Huawei and Mobileye directly penetrate into OEMs, deeply participate in product R&D, and position themselves as Tier 0.5 suppliers. For example, at the beginning of BAIC ARCFOX R&D, Huawei directly took part in R&D of many system functions of the vehicle, including smart driving, smart cockpit and smart electronics. Similarly, Mobileye acted as a Tier 0.5 supplier amid the cooperation with Geely Lynk & Co. Previously, Mobileye only supplied semi-finished components to Tier 1 suppliers, but now it is responsible for the complete solution stack for the first time, including hardware, software, drive strategy and control. Mobileye will also provide a multi-domain controller and provide software OTA updates after the system is deployed.The emergence of the Tier 0.5 cooperation model will reshape the cooperation pattern of the traditional automobile industry chain. Key Topics Covered: 1. ADAS and Autonomous Driving System1.1 Composition1.2 Perception Layer1.2.1 Environment Perception Sensor1.2.2 Vehicle Motion Sensor1.2.3 HD Map1.2.4 V2X1.3 Decision Layer1.4 Middleware1.5 Actuation Layer2. Policies and Market Environment2.1 Policies2.1.1 U.S.2.1.2 South Korea2.1.3 Japan2.1.4 China2.2 Rating of Autonomous Driving System2.3 Car Safety Ratings Boost the Development of ADAS2.4 Global ADAS and Autonomous Driving Market Size as well as Competitive Landscape of Tier 1 Suppliers2.5 Launch Time of ADAS and Autonomous Driving in China2.6 China's L2 ADAS Penetration Rate2.7 Launch and Functions f L2+ Vehicle Models2.8 Launch and Cases of L3 Vehicle Models3. Comparison of Global Tier 1 ADAS and Autonomous Driving Suppliers3.1 Fundamentals3.2 Development Features3.3 Perception Layer Layout3.4 Decision Layer Layout3.5 Actuation Layer Layout3.6 ADAS Development Planning3.7 Autonomous Driving Application Scenarios & Process3.8 Partners4. Major Global Tier 1 ADAS and Autonomous Driving Suppliers4.1 Bosch4.1.1 Profile4.1.2 Organization Structure Adjustment4.1.3 Autonomous Driving Product Layout4.1.4 Perception Layer Layout4.1.5 Decision Layer Layout4.1.6 Middleware Layout4.1.7 Actuation Layer Layout4.1.8 Three Scenarios for Autonomous Driving4.1.9 Autonomous Driving Roadmap in China4.1.10 Autonomous Driving Solution4.1.11 Evolution of Autonomous Driving Features4.1.12 Automated Parking Layout4.1.13 L4 Demonstration Projects4.1.14 V2X Demonstration Projects4.1.15 Autonomous Driving Partners4.1.16 Autonomous Driving Dynamics in 20204.1.17 Summary4.2 Continental4.2.1 Profile4.2.2 Organizational Structure4.2.3 R&D Input4.2.4 Autonomous Driving Planning4.2.5 Perception Layer Layout4.2.6 Decision Layer Layout4.2.7 Actuation Layer Layout4.2.8 Layout of Three Scenarios for Autonomous Driving4.2.9 V2X Layout4.2.10 Autonomous Driving Partners4.2.11 Autonomous Driving Dynamics in 2019-20204.2.12 Summary4.3 Aptiv4.4 Valeo4.5 ZF4.6 Hyundai Mobis4.7 Veoneer4.8 Visteon4.9 Magna4.10 Denso5. Comparison of Tier 1 ADAS and Autonomous Driving Suppliers in China5.1 Fundamentals5.2 Development Features5.3 Perception Layer Layout5.4 Decision Layer Layout5.5 Autonomous Driving Scenarios, Planning, Tests and Partners6. Major Tier 1 ADAS and Autonomous Driving Suppliers in China6.1 Baidu6.1.1 Profile6.1.2 Development Course of Autonomous Driving6.1.3 Apollo Open Platform6.1.4 Perception Layer Layout6.1.5 Decision Layer Layout6.1.6 Mass Production Solution for Low-speed Autonomous Driving6.1.7 Autonomous Driving Test6.1.8 Mass Production Solution for Autonomous Driving6.1.9 Autonomous Driving Partners6.1.10 Summary6.2 Tencent6.3 Alibaba6.4 Huawei6.5 Foryou Corporation6.6 Desay SV6.7 Neusoft Reach6.8 NavInfo6.9 TUS International6.10 HiRain Technologies6.11 FreetechFor more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/aim9ia About ResearchAndMarkets.comResearchAndMarkets.com is the world's leading source for international market research reports and market data. We provide you with the latest data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and the latest trends. 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Biden will mark International Women's Day Monday by signing orders creating a Gender Policy Council and reviewing Trump-era changes to the federal law prohibiting sex-based discrimination in education.
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A 43-year-old man who raped his late girlfriend's daughter after giving her an alcoholic drink was on Monday (8 March) jailed for 13 years along with 12 strokes of the cane.
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The Department for Education is advising secondary school students to wear face coverings wherever social distancing cannot be maintained.
HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, Inc., today announced its first original apparel collection, featuring Champion® Athleticwear. Designed by HyperX and manufactured in collaboration with Champion® Athleticwear, the GG Collection is intended to provide gamers a stylish way to display their passion. The collection includes T-shirts, hoodies, hats, and a coordinating face mask.1
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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to sign an executive order on Monday directing the Department of Education to review policies implemented by Donald Trump's administration, including changes to Title IX regulations that prohibit sex discrimination in federally funded institutions, according to administration officials. Biden focused on gender equity during his campaign and promised to strengthen Title IX if he won the White House. He also will sign a second executive order formally establishing the White House Gender Policy Council, according to two administration officials who briefed reporters on the plan. Biden’s transition team announced his plans to create the council before he took office. The order directing the review of Title IX could pave the way to a major shift in how colleges handle allegations of sexual misconduct moving forward. Trump’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos, in 2018 rescinded an Obama-era administration standard in cases of reported sexual assault from requiring a “preponderance of evidence” — meaning it is more likely than not that sexual harassment or violence occurred — to “clear and convincing evidence." The DeVos changes reduced the liability of colleges and universities for investigating sexual misconduct claims and bolstered the due process rights of the accused, including the right to cross-examine their accusers through a third-party advocate at campus hearings. Biden, as vice-president, along with then-Education Secretary Arne Duncan in 2011 laid out the legal guidance of what was expected of college campuses in response to allegations of sexual violence on behalf of President Barack Obama's administration. With the Education Department review, Biden's intent is to set policies that help ensure students have an environment that’s free from sexual harassment and without discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, according to one White House official who briefed reporters on the orders. The order establishing the Gender Policy Council comes after Trump disbanded an office specifically focused on women’s issues created during the Obama administration that was called the White House Council on Women and Girls. While the new council is a resurrection of the Obama-era one, one administration official said that giving it a new name was acknowledgement that inequities can affect people of all genders. Still, the official said the council will primarily focus on issues facing women and girls because of “disproportionate barriers" they face. The new council is tasked with helping push gender equity on the administration's domestic and foreign policy efforts. Some of the issues the council will focus on include combating sexual harassment, addressing structural barriers to women's participation in the workforce, decreasing gender wage and wealth gaps, addressing caregiving issues that have disproportionately impacted women and responding to gender-based violence. Aamer Madhani, The Associated Press
Major players in the superconductors market are American Superconductor, Bruker, Furukawa Electric Co. Ltd. , Southwire Company LLC. , Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. , Fujikura Ltd. , Superconductor Technologies Inc.New York, March 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Superconductors Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Growth And Change" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06033668/?utm_source=GNW , Cryomagnetics Inc., Deutsche Nanoschicht GmbH, and Japan Superconductor Technology Inc.The global superconductors market is expected to grow from $4.85 billion in 2020 to $5.37 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.48%. The growth is mainly due to the companies resuming their operations and adapting to the new normal while recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The market is expected to reach $8.78 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 13.08%.The superconductors market consists of sales of superconductors by entities (organizations, sole traders, and partnerships) that manufacture superconductors.A superconductor is a device that can transmit electricity or transfer electrons from one atom to another without resistance.Only goods and services traded between entities or sold to end consumers are included.The superconductors market covered in this report is segmented by type into type-I superconductor, type-II superconductor; by material into stainless steel, yttrium barium copper oxide, bismuth strontium calcium copper oxide, others; by product into magnets, cables, transformers, energy storage devices; by application into energy, electronics, medical, research and development, industrial, others.Europe was the largest region in the superconductors market in 2020. The regions covered in this report are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and Africa.The high costs associated with superconducting products are expected to hamper the growth of the superconductors market in the forecast period.Superconducting magnets are electromagnets, constructed from superconducting wire coils, and are required to be cooled while using to lower temperatures.They can produce strong magnetic fields since the cable covering the magnet has no electrical resistance when the magnet is in its superconducting state.Although superconducting magnets are fantastic, they can be costly to operate due to the energy lost as heat in the windings.The cost of the semiconductor magnet ranges from $75 to $575 per kilogram depending on the manufacturer. Therefore, high-cost restraints the growth of the superconductors market.Major companies working in the superconductor industry are focused on developing advanced technology solutions for superconductors.For instance, in June 2020, Festo, a German-based industrial control and automation company introduced a lab automation superconductor device that transfers materials without touching.The company stated that its SupraModule design that allows wireless control of operations with an autonomous energy generation on a magnetic, floating carrier.The growing demand for MRI machines is expected to drive the growth of the superconductors market in the coming years.Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, employs strong superconducting magnets to generate large and even magnetic fields within the patient’s body.Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) devices are an example of technology used to improve the precision of the diagnosis of health issues. According to the Health System Tracker, in 2020, the USA has 40.4 MRI machines per million people, considerably more than most comparably rich countries excluding Japan (55.2). Therefore, the growing demand for MRI machines drives the growth of the superconductors market.The countries covered in the market report are Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, South Korea, UK, USA.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06033668/?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
Julie Bishop takes aim at federal government ministers over handling of rape allegations. The ex-deputy Liberal leader says if someone came to her with a sexual assault allegation ‘I would have felt a duty ... to inform the police’
The court will hear the arguments on the point of sentencing on 15 March at 12 noon.