Lauren Paley, a.k.a. the Stairwell Siren, says Celine played a influential role musically growing up and now as a content creator.
Lauren Paley, a.k.a. the Stairwell Siren, says Celine played a influential role musically growing up and now as a content creator.
Seven protesters demanding the release of police body camera video of a student's fatal shooting at a Tennessee high school have been arrested. Most remained silent, but some were vocal in calling for authorities to release video from the April 12 shooting at Knoxville's Austin-East Magnet High School that killed Anthony J. Thompson Jr., who was 17.
The UK has reported a further 33 coronavirus-related deaths and 2,524 new cases in the latest 24 hour period, government figures show. The latest figures take the total number of UK fatalities during the pandemic to 127,307. Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier said the falls in cases and deaths across Britain were more because of the strict lockdown rather than the vaccination programme.
CAM Integrated Solutions, LLC (CAM), a provider of EPCM services to the energy industry, announced today the promotion of Jason Newton to Chief Operations Officer. Jason will lead operations for all entities of CAM: CAM Integrated Solutions, CAM Field Solutions, CAM Process Technologies, and Ascend Automation & Controls.
Big jumps in sales of prescription drugs and medical devices helped Johnson & Johnson boost its first-quarter profit nearly 7%, blowing past Wall Street forecasts. The health care giant on Tuesday raised and narrowed its financial forecasts for 2021, and its shares jumped more than 2% in midday trading. The one weak spot was a small drop in consumer health sales, which saw a surge in 2020’s first quarter, when nervous consumers stocked up on over-the-counter medicines and hygiene products as the coronavirus pandemic set in and lockdowns began. Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson last week paused administration of its COVID-19 vaccine, due to worries over roughly one in a million vaccine recipients developing unusual blood clots along with low blood levels. One of them died. On Tuesday, the European Medicines Agency said its safety committee's analysis found that risks of those clots and low platelets is very small but should be listed as a rare side effect of the vaccine. The committee declared the vaccine's benefits outweigh risks of side effects. J&J, the world’s biggest maker of health care products, last week delayed the planned start of its European vaccine rollout over the issue. The company did not immediately say what impact the EMA news would have on that rollout. The maker of Tylenol and Acuvue contact lenses still awaits U.S. health officials' ruling on the clotting issue, which could come Friday. The one-dose shot is seen as crucial for vaccinating people in remote areas and in poor countries with limited medical infrastructure. Johnson & Johnson reported first-quarter net income of $6.2 billion, or $2.32 per share, up 6.9% from $5.8 billion, or $2.17 per share, a year earlier. Adjusted earnings amounted to $6.92 billion, or $2.59 per share, 28 cents more than analysts expected. The company, based in New Brunswick, New Jersey, reported revenue of $22.32 billion, above the $21.82 billion analysts had anticipated. J&J said it now expects full-year earnings in the range of $9.42 to $9.57 per share, compared to $9.40 to $9.60 in its January forecast. It anticipates revenue in the range of $90.6 billion to $91.6 billion, versus its January forecast of $90.5 billion to $91.7 billion. “Our first-quarter 2020 results give us even more confidence in our future,” after a year of uncertainty and lockdowns amid the pandemic, Chief Financial Officer Joe Wolk told analysts on a conference call to discuss the quarterly results. Wolk noted the company plans this year to apply for 10 regulatory approvals of new medicines and additional uses for existing drugs. In March, the company’s COVID-19 vaccine received emergency use authorization from regulators in the U.S., the European Union and elsewhere. After the clotting problem developed, J&J last week paused all vaccinations, including in ongoing tests of the vaccine. In addition, quality lapses at one of the key manufacturers helping to make the vaccine forced Johnson & Johnson to discard roughly 15 million doses that didn't meet quality standards and then to halt production at that factory, while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigates. J&J officials said it's too soon to determine whether that will affect its commitments to provide 100 million doses in the U.S. by June and a total of 1 billion doses globally this year. During the quarter, sales of prescription drugs climbed 9.6%, to $12.2 billion, in the quarter, led by Stelara for psoriasis and other inflammatory disorders, schizophrenia medicine Invega Sustenna, and cancer drugs Darzalex and Imbruvica. J&J reported $100 million in initial sales of its COVID-19 vaccine. Sales of medical devices and diagnostic products jumped 10.9%, to $6.58 billion. Consumer health sales dipped 2.3%, to $3.54 billion. Edward Jones analyst Ashtyn Evans called the results solid, noting J&J's prescription drugs business “continues to grow above the market, and the medical-device growth is strong as it recovers from the pandemic,” which has caused delays in elective surgeries. CFRA analyst Sel Hardy raised his recommendation on J&J shares to "Buy" from "Hold" and boosted his 12-month stock target price $17 to $177. In late-morning trading, Johnson & Johnson shares were up $3.94, or 2.4%, to $166.63. ___ Follow Linda A. Johnson at https://twitter.com/LindaJ_onPharma Linda A. Johnson, The Associated Press
Black employees represent 6.8% of Goldman Sachs Group Inc's workforce in the United States and make up a little more than 3% of its senior executive team, the bank said in its 2020 sustainability report on Tuesday. Black men and women represented 6.6% of the company's U.S. workforce in 2019. Goldman, which had previously revealed only percentage figures, released headcount numbers based on ethnicities and race across job categories for the first time.
Communiqué de presse Banque Profil de Gestion SA :Assemblée Générale du 20 avril 2021 Genève, le 20 avril 2021 – Lors de l’Assemblée Générale Ordinaire de la Banque Profil de Gestion SA (SIX Swiss Exchange : BPDG) qui s’est tenue aujourd’hui à Genève, 64.02% des actionnaires étaient représentés. Les actionnaires ont pris les décisions suivantes : Le rapport annuel et les comptes au 31 décembre 2020 ont été approuvés ;La pleine décharge a été donnée aux administrateurs de BPDG pour leur gestion durant l’exercice 2020 ;La couverture de la perte statutaire de CHF 2'336'667 avec la réserve légale issue du bénéfice a été approuvée ;Le versement d’un dividende de CHF 8'000'000 prélevé sur les réserves, soit un montant approximatif de CHF 0.5544 par action a été approuvé ;Madame Geneviève Berclaz, Monsieur Mario Aragnetti Bellardi, Monsieur Fabio Candeli, Monsieur Fulvio Pelli et Monsieur Fréderic Binder ont été réélus individuellement en qualité d’administrateur pour une durée de fonction d’un an ;Madame Geneviève Berclaz a été élue en qualité de Présidente du Conseil d’administration pour une durée de fonction d’un an ;Madame Geneviève Berclaz a été élue en qualité de membre du Comité de rémunération pour une durée de fonction d’un an ;Monsieur Fabio Candeli a été élu en qualité de membre du Comité de rémunération pour une durée de fonction d’un an ;BFGB SA, Genève, a été réélu en qualité de représentant indépendant pour un mandat qui s’achèvera à la fin de l’Assemblée Générale Ordinaire suivante ;Le mandat de PricewaterhouseCoopers, Genève, a été renouvelé en qualité d’organe de révision statutaire pour un mandat qui s’achèvera à la fin de l’Assemblée Générale Ordinaire suivante ;La rémunération globale du Conseil d’administration pour la période allant jusqu’à l’Assemblée Générale Ordinaire 2022 a été approuvée ;La rémunération globale de la Direction Générale pour la période allant jusqu’à l’Assemblée Générale Ordinaire 2022 a été approuvée. La Banque Profil de Gestion SA (SIX Swiss Exchange : BPDG) est une banque suisse établie à Genève. Fondée sur des valeurs d’éthique, de détermination et de culture du service, la Banque Profil de Gestion SA est spécialisée dans la gestion de patrimoine. La Banque est dirigée par Mme Silvana Cavanna, Présidente de la Direction Générale. Pour des renseignements complémentaires, merci de contacter : Banque Profil de Gestion SASilvana CavannaPrésidente de la Direction GénéraleCourriel : email@example.comTéléphone : +41 22 818 31 31www.bpdg.ch Attachment BPDG_2021 04 20_Décisions AGO 2021
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING APPROVES BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ PROPOSALS At the 53rd Annual General Meeting of Sika AG on April 20, 2021, all proposals of the Board of Directors were approved. The Annual General Meeting of Sika AG was held on April 20, 2021, in Zurich. In accordance with the Federal Council’s Ordinance to combat coronavirus, it was once again not possible for shareholders to attend the Annual General Meeting in person. Instead, they were able to cast their vote through the independent proxy. Sika also gave shareholders the opportunity to ask questions verbally during the Annual General Meeting via an online platform. The shareholders approved the annual financial statements and the consolidated financial statements for the business year 2020. Furthermore, the shareholders voted in favor of the Board of Directors’ proposal to pay out a gross dividend of CHF 2.50 per share for the business year 2020.The administrative bodies were granted discharge.With the exception of Frits van Dijk, who was not standing for re-election, all previous members of the Board of Directors as well as its Chairman Paul J. Hälg were re-elected by the shareholders for another one-year term in office. Paul Schuler was elected as a new member of the Board of Directors, for a one-year term.Daniel J. Sauter, Justin M. Howell, and Thierry F. J. Vanlancker were elected to the Nomination and Compensation Committee. The auditors, Ernst & Young AG, were re-elected. Jost Windlin was re-elected as independent proxy.In a non-binding consultative vote, the Annual General Meeting approved the compensation report for 2020. The Annual General Meeting further approved the Board’s and the Group Management’s future compensation. CONTACTDominik SlappnigCorporate Communications &Investor Relations+41 58 436 68 firstname.lastname@example.org SIKA CORPORATE PROFILESika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protection in the building sector and automotive industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 100 countries around the world and manufactures in over 300 factories. Its 25,000 employees generated annual sales of CHF 7.88 billion in 2020. The media release can be downloaded from the following link: Media Release
Innospec Inc said on Tuesday it was no longer considering a possible offer for rival Elementis after the British company rejected a 160-pence per share takeover approach from the U.S. chemicals firm. Innospec said it had sought support from the London-listed company's board for its offer that would have valued Elementis at about 929.3 million pounds ($1.30 billion). Elementis on Tuesday confirmed that it received Innospec's conditional cash-and-stock proposal on March 31, adding that it significantly undervalued the company.
"I am profoundly sorry for the pain my behavior has caused," the producer said in a statement.
Guardiola was clear on his views of any competition in which there is no promotion of relegation.
The findings have been described as the ‘moon landings’ of genomics because researchers will no longer have to rely on finding and testing fossils to work out genetic ancestry, links and discoveries.
The African nation's top military commander says Idriss Deby Itno was killed on the battlefield against rebels.
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Wales and Scotland are set for greater freedoms.
Staring helplessly as flames from a weekend wildfire on the slopes of Table Mountain spread and razed the University of Cape Town's library, chief librarian Ujala Satgoor was back amid the smouldering ruins on Tuesday to try and salvage what was left. One of Cape Town's worst fires in recent memory was brought under control on Monday after burning for more than 24 hours since starting on Sunday, damaging historical sites and forcing people to evacuate their homes. Starting on the slopes of Devil's Peak, another part of Cape Town's mountainous backdrop, it forced University of Cape Town students to evacuate residences on Sunday as runaway flames set several campus buildings ablaze, including a library housing historic books and scripts.
HONG KONG, April 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tailor Insight, the fintech market research organization, recently released a research report "WIMI, Which Has Raised $170 Million in One Year, Expands Its Leading Position in the $500 Billion AR Market". Speaking of holographic technology, one of the most popular concepts in recent years, some of the images in science fiction movies may appear in the WIMI Hologram Cloud. For example, in the "Star Wars" series of movies, the characters can communicate in real-time through holographic images at a distance of several galaxies. This year, it is necessary to select a few black technology companies, thus, WIMI Hologram Cloud, which has raised a total of $170 million within a year, is leading the AR market. What are the dazzling truths of this future technology company that everyone has discussed about? Public information shows that, WIMI focuses on holographic cloud services, mainly in vehicle-mounted AR holographic HUD, 3D holographic pulse LiDAR, head-mounted light field holographic equipment, holographic semiconductor, holographic cloud software, holographic car navigation, and other professional fields, covering multiple links of AR technology, including holographic vehicle-mounted AR technology, 3D holographic pulse LiDAR technology, holographic vision semiconductor technology, holographic software development, holographic AR advertising technology, holographic AR entertainment technology, holographic ARSDK payment, interactive holographic communication, and so on. It is a holographic cloud comprehensive technical solution provider. As an emerging industry, the global holographic AR market has huge growth potential. It has attracted a large amount of investment since 2016 and has made a huge contribution to the growth of the industry. Several organizations, including research and development, are investing heavily in technology to develop solutions for businesses and consumer groups. Over the years, the holographic augmented reality market has been widely used in applications such as games, media, and marketing. Its application scope in different industries such as advertising, entertainment, education, and retail continues to expand, and it is expected to drive demand during the forecast period. According to Frost & Sullivan's prediction, the holographic AR advertising market in China is expected to grow to 143.9 billion yuan ($22 billion) at a compound annual growth rate of 78.9% from 2020 to 2025. By 2025, the market size of China's holographic AR advertising market is expected to reach 454.8 billion yuan ($70 billion). Beast Finance believes that although holographic AR technology is currently mainly used in the entertainment and advertising industries in China, with the increase of related applications, holographic AR technology also has huge development opportunities in other industries. A key factor driving the development of holographic AR technology in China is the progress and maturity of the technology itself. The maturity of the technology has led to the reduction of hardware costs, which has led to the application of this technology in more and more industries. In addition, with the expansion of the application range of holographic AR technology, people's awareness and demand for it are also further promoting the development of this technology. For example, shopping with holographic AR technology is now common on e-commerce platforms. However, Beast Finance believes that the main driving force for the development of holographic AR technology in China is the Chinese government's policies and various aspects of support for 5G, Internet of Things, VR/AR/MR, and other new-generation technologies. Everyone knows that because of the different systems, the Chinese government has a great regulatory role in industrial development. In China, the government can mobilize a lot of resources to support industries that are considered strategically important. This kind of support includes grants, land and subsidies, loans, and regulatory support. For example, Jiangxi Province has provided 2.9 billion yuan in funding support for companies to promote AR/VR companies' integration into the global industrial chain, capital chain, and value chain. Meanwhile, government departments including the Ministry of Education and the Development and Reform Commission have also formulated relevant policies to support the development of China's AR/VR industry. With the rapid development and changes of the holographic AR industry in China, a large number of industry participants are constantly developing new holographic AR technology products. R&D and strategic acquisitions require a lot of capital. Compared with its domestic competitors, WIMI Hologram Cloud has relatively abundant funds. Since its listing in April 2020, WIMI has received a total of $170 million in financing. Investors include a number of institutional shareholders such as Shengshijing Investment., Singapore UOB Venture Capital, Yingqu Capital, and Weibo Investment. These sufficient funds provide a huge source of capital for its competition in China. During the 2017-2019 fiscal year, WIMI's revenue increased by 28.9%. The gross profit margin for the same period was between 54% and 62%, which is reasonable for software companies. Because most of its revenue comes from advertising, WIMI is classified as an advertising company. However, Beast Finance tends to regard WIMI as a company operating in the field of information technology, because it mainly involves software applications and is based on its technology and application programs to compete in different fields. From the above data, it is not difficult to see that the business growth of WIMI Hologram Cloud is in a healthy development trend. From 2017 to 2019, the financial revenue of the three years has continued to increase. It is reported from this market that the amount of business revenue is increasing, and the market expansion is expanding. According to the prospectus of WIMI, as the 5G holographic communication network bandwidth conditions change, the 5G holographic application market will usher in an explosion. High-end applications such as holographic interactive entertainment and holographic conferences will gradually become popular in holographic social, holographic communication, holographic navigation, and holographic home applications. WIMI Hologram Cloud plans to use holographic AI face recognition technology and holographic AI face-changing technology as its core technologies. Moreover, it will use multiple technologically innovative systems to support holographic cloud platform services and 5G communication holographic applications. WIMI services will be deeply integrated with 5G. With the cooperation of 5G's high speed and low latency, the average transmission delay of remote communication and data transmission from the system terminal to the service server is about 6ms, which is much lower than the 4G network transmission delay. It guarantees the Hologram AR's long-distance communication and data transmission without stuttering and low delay. Moreover, it also assures the richness and diversity of multi-terminal remote coordination, and time interaction, which makes the collaboration of end + cloud collaboration more efficient. Enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications will enable WIMI's Hologram AR advertising business and Hologram AR entertainment business, as well as Hologram interactive entertainment, Hologram conference, Hologram social networking, Hologram communications, Hologram family, will be based on the core technologies of 5G+AI face recognition technology and Hologram AI face change technology to achieve effective growth. VR/AR is a product of the integration of a new generation of information technology. In the past, due to bandwidth and delay factors, VR/AR products had some problems, such as insufficient rendering capabilities, poor interactive experience, and poor terminal mobility, which has always curbed the development of the industry. High-quality VR/AR services have very high requirements for bandwidth and delay. For example, for VR, to achieve a very good user experience, the bandwidth required must reach 1000Mbps or more, and the delay must reach the level of less than 2ms. It is said that to achieve a good user experience, for AR, a bandwidth of more than 200Mbps and a delay of less than 5ms are required. This is impossible to achieve in the 4G era. Only 5G can meet such high-speed transmission capabilities. After the launch of 5G, the first scene application will accelerate the development of VR/AR, and the growth rate of the Chinese market will be higher than that of the global market. Therefore, with the blessing of 5G, the communication transmission shortcomings of immersive game scenes such as VR/AR will be compensated, and it is expected that the commercial use of VR/AR of immersive games will accelerate. According to the research of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, the global virtual reality industry scale is close to 100 billion yuan, and the compound annual growth rate of 2017-2022 is expected to exceed 70%. According to Greenlight's forecast, the global virtual reality industry scale will exceed 200 billion yuan in 2020. Among them, the VR market is 160 billion yuan, and the AR market is 45 billion yuan. In addition, for the Chinese market, according to IDC's latest "IDC Global Augmented and Virtual Reality Spending Guide", by 2023, China's AR/VR market spending will reach $65.21 billion, which is higher than the 2019 forecast ($6.53 billion). At the same time, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2018 to 2023 will reach 84.6%, which is higher than the 78.3% growth rate of the global market. Therefore, after the issuance of the 5G license, the largest application in the first stage scenario is the VR/AR industry, which is a trillion-level industry. After the breakthrough in the technological update of the AR micro-display, optics, and sensory interaction sectors in the industry chain companies, manufacturers begin to actively deploy AR mass production capacity. Besides, they also continue to focus on themed investment opportunities of VR/AR equipment producers, immersive game development, and leading operators in the second half of the year. About Tailor Insight Tailor Insight provides easy and quick solutions that allow customers to capture, monitor, and audit market data from a holistic view down to an individual task on market research and industry trend insights. For more information, please visit http://www.TailorInsight.com Media contact Alex Xie, Senior Analyst Fintech Research Team, Tailor Insight Research info@TailorInsight.com http://www.TailorInsight.com
Deerfield Management Company, a New York City-based healthcare investment firm, today announced the grant recipients of its XSeed Award, a new program designed to support early-stage life science startups. Each of the five New York City-based award winners, a majority of which were women or other underrepresented founders, will receive a $100,000 grant to further projects focused on infectious diseases.
JNJ earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2021.