Gates talked politics, missed opportunities, and his hope for vaccines, treatments and improved testing.
Gates talked politics, missed opportunities, and his hope for vaccines, treatments and improved testing.
The advance is expected to accelerate research into a host of human diseases, including Covid-19.
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Wall is going up in four sections in Arizona’s mountain ranges spanning the US-Mexico border where the cats had reappearedBy the 1960s, the North American jaguar had vanished from the southern US borderland after being hunted to extinction.Yet in the mid-1990s, there was a remarkable discovery: the jaguar had reappeared in the Sky Islands of Arizona, a region of rugged linked mountain ranges spanning the US and Mexico border that boasts the highest biodiversity in inland North America. Since then, the large cats have been seen over a dozen times in the region, reviving hopes of a full return of the elusive predators to the US.“They are coming back because the Sky Islands are their home,” said Dr Aletris Neils, the director of CATalyst, a wild cat conservation organization that runs the only jaguar monitoring project in the US. “All we have to do is let them.”These hopes are threatened by Donald Trump’s border wall. In four years, his administration has built some 400 miles of the border wall in increasingly remote regions of the border. The barrier has severed wildlife corridors and fragmented crucial habitats for numerous endangered and threatened animals, including the wide-ranging jaguar.Trump’s lame-duck period is no respite: the wall is currently going up in four sections in the Sky Islands, where “grizzly bears and grey wolves mix with tropical species like ocelots and jaguar”, said Neils. “There is no place like it on this planet. [The Sky Islands] are perfect for jaguars.”“If all contracts are complete, 93% [of jaguar territory] will be blocked and walled off,” said Myles Traphagen, the borderlands program coordinator for Wildlands Network, who mapped the impact of current wall contracts in jaguar territory.The wall cannot be completed in the next two months, but damage can still be done in remote areas. According to Traphagan, construction is occurring at nearly a mile a day along the entire border, and in some of the last remaining jaguar corridors in the Sky Islands, including a stretch of open border in the Pajarita wilderness as well as the Buenos Aires national wildlife refuge.In recent years, signs of the jaguars and other endangered cats such as the ocelot have decreased as border wall construction has ramped up in the Sky Islands. “There have been fewer jaguar detections since border wall construction exploded than in any previous year since monitoring began,” said Neils.Researchers say a permeable border allowing the jaguar and other animals to move freely is essential, yet narrow slats in the new wall prevent all but the smallest of creatures from climbing through it. Coronado national forest, where ocelots and jaguars had once frequently been documented, is an area of concern. When the Guardian visited in early November, bulldozers were busily grading a steep road over the Huachuca mountains into the Coronado national forest.“This is jaguar country,” said Emily Burns, standing atop Montezuma Pass, looking down at a stretch of still-unwalled border in the Coronado national forest where the future barrier is set to be built.Burns is director of the Sky Island Alliance, a non-profit working to protect and restore the Sky Islands’ diversity. Eighty-four species have recently been documented by the alliance’s wildlife-monitoring project and its wildlife cameras, including bobcats, javelinas (a favorite jaguar snack), and recently a mountain lion with her two cubs.Burns notes that three dozens laws, including the Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Protection Act, have been waived to allow construction in the Sky Islands.And construction carries its own dangers. On a visit to the wildlife camera at the perennial Yaqui spring, where the mountain lion family was recently photographed, the pools were dry. The likely culprit, according to Burns, was groundwater pumping by nearby border wall construction crews.Neils, the director of CATalyst, and her husband, Chris Bugbee, would know. The two have spent the better part of two decades researching jaguars in the Sky Islands. Bugbee, an ecologist and senior researcher at CATalyst, has spent thousands of hours tracking the famous “El Jefe” jaguar with the help of his dog Mayke, who he trained to identify big-cat scat and bark to notify his owner.“I always felt a very strong connection with El Jefe,” said Bugbee. The 210-pound cat had a taste for skunks (minus the odiferous end) and a telltale marking in the approximate shape of the state of Arizona.But in an echo of the broader decline in jaguar numbers, El Jefe has not been seen for years.
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Dublin, Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Enterprise AR Software Market - Growth, Trends, Forecasts (2020 - 2025)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Augmented reality (AR) reached the phase of product realization very slowly, owing to the complex nature of the technology. The Microsoft Hololens project that started in 2010, took six years for development, and launched the developer's edition in the first quarter of 2016. Magicleap, the secret AR startup, which raised over USD 1.9 billion, is launching a product after seven years of development. A recent ISACA study of nearly 12,000 consumers and IT professionals describes the benefits of adding augmented reality to private and work life. Most respondents say they believe that using AR-enhanced devices daily can help them acquire new skills. As many as 67% believe AR devices can bring healthcare benefits. Similarly, 64% of people think AR will make shopping easier. Workplace training, safety guides, and product demonstrations have been voted the top potential benefits of the augmented reality industry. The current market scenario has observed a greater focus on creating content and tools with more smartphone compatibility. This is expected to be driven by photorealistic AR, enabled by the combination of software and hardware advances, one of the most significant launches of dedicated AR frameworks in the smartphone operating systems. Companies in the market are entering into partnerships. In 2019, PTC Inc. acquired augmented reality services firm Twnkls and hired a McKinsey executive to start a new digital transformation solutions group, in a bid to accelerate customer adoption of its software. Key Market Trends Increasing acceptance of AR across industry verticals * AR has witnessed an increasing implementation in existing applications and platforms, including gamification for customer engagement, AR applications, social media-based marketing, and enterprise collaboration for unified workplace communications (such as Microsoft HoloLens, for assessing insurance risks). In addition, games developers are anticipated to use AR as a differentiator that could encourage new downloads. * While AR is still over a decade away from achieving its full market potential, technological advancements in the space industry have accelerated the market studied over the past two years. The increasing availability of content and the launch of developer tools, such as ARKit, are driving the growth of this segment. The increasing adoption and availability of cloud have been major drivers for the AR market, as it provides the platform and infrastructure to address the scalability limitation of on-premise AR experiences. * The precision of indoor location services has grown significantly, which has enabled the use AR location features for vehicle, campus, and in-building navigation and identification. Image recognition capabilities have allowed enterprises to use AR for object identification and display, by assisting real-time decision making. * The future of the AR market is expected to be augmented by the amalgamation of the virtual and physical worlds, to generate new, engaging, interactive, and personalized experiences that benefit both customers and the business. * The precision of indoor location services has grown significantly, which has enabled the use AR location features for vehicle, campus, and in-building navigation and identification. Image recognition capabilities have allowed enterprises to use AR for object identification and display, by assisting real-time decision making.APAC to Dominate Enterprise AR Market * Asia-Pacific is one of the most important markets for Enterprise AR technology and is supposed to record the largest growth over the forecast period. The region offers one of the largest enterprise applications markets for AR software. Moreover, the increasing government programs favoring the development of AR technologies are also motivating local vendors to invest in the studied market. * South Korea is also emerging as one of the significant markets for enterprise AR technologies, owing to the increasing government investments in the market studied and the rising adoption of AR technologies amongst the country's end-user applications. In South Korea, the federal government in 2016 declared plans to invest USD 363m in the AR marketplace over five years. The government started the Korean Virtual Reality-Augmented Reality Complex (KoVAC) in Seoul in 2017; six more such centers have been built, which the government proposes to expand to 20 by the end of 2020. * As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there recently has been a big push for more adoption of the enterprise AR technology. The sudden need for virtual meetings, remote collaboration, more efficient workflows and reduced IT costs is working in favour of AR technology in the enterprise. For instance, VeativeLabs headquartered in India offers employees in the power, oil and gas industry a safe training atmosphere where they can learn in a simulated world without being exposed to the hazards.Globally, the United States is assumed to be an extremely innovative market for enterprise AR software. Most of the organizations such as Google, PTC, Microsoft, and Daqri, among others, developing in this technology are present in the United States. Huge technology exposure and ease of availability of smart gadgets such as smartphones that include AR software have created a strong enterprise AR software market. * Though China governs the gaming sector, Japan is the third-largest market according to revenues and makes over USD 14 million a year. The country's gaming companies are some of the major adopters of advanced AR technologies at a global level. According to the Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association, the Japanese gaming market was expected to reach approximately JPY 1.59 trillion by fiscal year 2025, up from close to JPY 1.4 trillion in fiscal year 2018. Some of the notable Japanese players in AR software space include names such as GrapeCity, Cluster and HADO (Meleap Inc.).NexTech AR Solutions based in Canada, announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire interactive video solutions provider Jolokia in an all-stock transaction. According to the deal, on closing, NexTech AR would require an initial payment of 1 million shares in restricted stock priced at USD 1, with a 12-month earn out if certain revenue milestones are hit of an additional USD 4 million in restricted stock.Competitive Landscape The Enterprise AR software market is competitive and consists of several players. Many companies are increasing their market presence by introducing new products, expanding their operations, or entering into strategic mergers and acquisitions. * October 2020 - Librestream announced that Siemens Energy selected the Librestream Onsight augmented reality platform for its Connected Worker solution. Siemens Energy is deploying the Connected Worker solution across its thousands of field service workers as well as external contractors who together service thousands of global energy and power customers. The partnership with Librestream also enables Siemens Energy to directly offer the Connected Worker solution to its customer base. * August 2020 - RE'FLEKT began officially selling the Microsoft HoloLens 2 as an add-on to their AR software packages. The move comes after RE'FLEKT, successfully launched their REFLEKT ONE software on the HoloLens 2 with Bosch at IAA 2019. By pre-packaging as a joint software and hardware bundle, they easily provide enterprise customers with everything they need for industrial machine maintenance, operations and training - from content creation to deployment on the included HoloLens 2.COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE * Ubimax GmbH * Atheer, Inc * Scope AR * RE'FLEKT GmbH * Vuforia (PTC Inc.) * Blippar Ltd * Upskill * Librestream * Fieldbit * XMReality * Third Eye Gen Inc * Seiko Epson CorporationFor more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/vdswbpResearch and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research. CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager firstname.lastname@example.org For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
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Jean-Pierre Mustier on Monday night announced he was stepping down as chief executive of UniCredit, and analysts wasted no time denouncing the implications of the move for the stock price of Italy’s largest bank. Carlo Tommaselli, an analyst at Société Générale, cut his rating on (UCG)to sell from hold and his target price to €7.20 from €9. The target price reduction reflected 10% discounts for both strategic and consolidation reasons.
Report Scope: In this report, the market has been segmented based on refrigerants type, application and region. It offers an overview of the global market for refrigerants and analyzes global market trends, considering a base year of 2019 and estimates for 2020 and 2025.New York, Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Refrigerants: Global Markets" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05993358/?utm_source=GNW Revenue forecasts for 2025 are given for each refrigerants type, application and region. Estimated values are derived from manufacturers’ total revenues and price of the refrigerants. The report also includes a discussion of the major players in the market.Further, it explains the major drivers and regional dynamics of the market for refrigerants and current trends within the industry. The report concludes with a special focus on the manufacturers and includes detailed profiles of the major manufacturers in the global market for refrigerants. This report covers the technological, economic and business considerations of the refrigerants industry, with analyses and forecasts provided for global markets. Included in the report are descriptions of market forces relevant to the refrigerants industry and their areas of application. Global markets are presented by type and application of refrigerants, along with growth forecasts through 2025. Estimates on sales value are based on the price in the supply chain at which the refrigerants are procured by manufacturers. Market-driving forces and the industry supply chain are examined.International aspects are analyzed for all world regions and types of refrigerants. Brief profiles of major global manufacturers are also presented. The presently developing COVID-19 pandemic has currently halted the progress of economies across the world. In addition to taking measures to lock down their respective countries to contain the spread of the coronavirus, especially in affected cities, various governments across the world are also taking the measures necessary to contain the economic slowdown. The report considers the impact of COVID-19.In 2020, the growth rate of every industry across the world has been impacted by the pandemic, and thus the refrigerants market will also be indirectly affected. The market is, however, expected to bounce back in 2021, due to the relief packages or disaster aid packages provided by various governments to boost their economies. The report does not include separate market data for the very small types covered under the “other” categories, such as water, air, isopentane and Propene. The report does not include separate market data for the very small applications covered under the “other” categories, such as package air conditioners (PAC) and rooftop AC. A negative economic outlook has been assumed in all the regions for 2020 due to COVID-19, but a later positive economic outlook has been assumed to continue in all the regions until 2025. The growing economies are assumed to attract key companies in the market and increase consumer spending. Report Includes: \- 136 data tables and 88 additional tables \- An overview of the global market for refrigerants \- Estimation of the market size and analyses of global market trends, with data from 2019, estimates for 2020 and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2025 \- Analysis of current and future market dynamics and identification of key drivers, restraints and opportunities \- Discussion on preference of greener refrigerants such as ammonia, isobutene, propane, and carbon dioxide, over fluorocarbons refrigerants due to high ozone depleting potential (ODP) and global warming potential (GWP) \- Impact analysis of COVID-19 pandemic on refrigerants market and highlights of the new products and technologies within the industry \- Market share analysis of the key companies of the industry and coverage of events like mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, collaborations or partnerships, and other key market strategies \- Comprehensive company profiles of major players of the industry, including AGC Inc., Daikin Industries Ltd., Honeywell International Inc., Navin Fluorine International Ltd., Shandong Yue’an Chemical Co., Ltd., SRF Ltd. and The Chemours Company Summary: A refrigerant such as hydrocarbon is a product derived from crude oil, and after processing in several stages to form the desired product, the sulfur content should be very low and the quality should be above 99.5%. However, Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) or Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are formed by reacting multiple gases; for instance, HFC-134a is formed by reacting trichloroethylene with hydrogen fluoride. It acts as a cooling medium used in various types of cooling equipment that absorb heat when at a low temperature and pressure, and release heat when at a high temperature and pressure. The primary function of refrigerants is to transfer heat by absorbing heat at low temperature and pressure and releasing it at high temperature and pressure. Based on their functionality, refrigerants are broadly classified into two major types: primary refrigerants and secondary refrigerants.Primary refrigerants act as phase change materials (PCMs) and provide refrigeration by undergoing a phase change. Secondary refrigerants are used for transferring heat energy from one source to another. They are mainly used in cooling equipment such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. Refrigerants are used in various applications, such as domestic, commercial, industrial and transport refrigeration; chillers; window AC, split AC and VRF; MAC; and others (package air conditioners [PAC] and rooftop AC). Refrigerants are used in refrigeration systems in multiple end-use industries, including domestic, commercial and industrial infrastructures; metal and mining; cement production; oil and gas; and food processing, among others. The world has seen increased industrialization and globalization in recent years, resulting in a dramatic change in how operations work in sectors such as construction.With the development of newer and better refrigeration equipment, there is an increasing need to enhance their quality and effectiveness. The global demand for refrigeration has also grown.It is an emerging field of sophisticated technology that is steadily gaining ground in China and India, among other places. Additionally, high demand of refrigerators and air-conditioners from various sectors, such as construction and metal and mining, has resulted in growth for the refrigerants sector.However, some trends continue to impact the growth of the refrigerants market, such as a mature market and stringent regulations in North America and Europe. In addition, as per Montreal Protocol and Kyoto Protocol, the phase out plan for HCFCs and HFCs across all the regions is impacting the market. Another factor is the recent outbreak of the coronavirus. Considered to be a pandemic by the WHO, COVID-19 has pushed the world’s countries to self-impose lockdowns in order to reduce its spread, and has thus impacted various industries, as well as the normal lives of people, across the world. It is predicted that the impact of the virus is going to be felt through the end of 2020, and so governments of various countries are finding alternative means to bring their operations back to normal by introducing rescue packages or disaster management bills to boost their economies. Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05993358/?utm_source=GNW About Reportlinker ReportLinker 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
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A police officer took on a brother-sister duo in a foot race challenge in Tampa, Florida, on November 29.According to a Facebook post by the Tampa Police Department, K9 Master Patrol Officer T Bergman was beaten in a race by local kid Nas by “a step” five years ago, and challenged the boy to a rematch.Bergman beat Nas this time around, but he didn’t have long to bask in his victory – Nas’s little sister Loriel quickly avenged her brother’s defeat with a challenge of her own, beating Bergman with ease. Credit: Tampa Police Department via Storyful
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The global industrial refrigeration system market size is anticipated to account for USD 26.90 billion by 2027, according to a new report by Million Insights. The market is projected to register 4.6% CAGR over the forecast duration. Increasing demand for compact and innovative industrial refrigeration systems coupled with government initiatives to consolidate cold chain infrastructure is driving the growth of the market. In addition, the rapid expansion of retail food store globally is further attributing to the growth of the market.
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