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DocPath, the leader in innovative document software solutions, announces that both its DocPath® Designer v.6 design tool and its powerful DocPath® DocGeneration Engine v6 generation engine allows their customers now to comply with the Payment Services following the Order ECE 1263/2019 that took effect on July 1, 2020, from now on accessible PDF documents can be generated.
George Russell will replace Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes for this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix, paving the way for Jack Aitken to make his Formula 1 debut for Williams.
College basketball is coming back to Madison Square Garden this month. In a matchup between the past two NCAA champions, Villanova and Virginia are scheduled to square off Dec. 19 in the heart of New York City, the arena announced Tuesday. Not long after that, the rest of the 2019-20 season was scuttled and the NCAA Tournament was canceled, wiping out an East Regional and the annual NIT championship slated for “The World’s Most Famous Arena.”
Brokers are increasingly predicting the coronavirus vaccine news last month will herald a strong gain in share prices for a long time, but Liberum today upped the ante, calling it the dawn of a “multi-year bull markets. It particularly claims small and medium sized UK stocks will benefit, rather than the giant of the FTSE 100. Here are its top 10 picks, and why it likes them.
Britain on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use and said that it will be rolled out from next week. "The Government has today accepted the recommendation from the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for use," the government said. "The vaccine will be made available across the UK from next week."
Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) announced today that the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the U.K. has granted a temporary authorization for emergency use for their COVID-19 mRNA vaccine (BNT162b2), against COVID-19. This constitutes the first Emergency Use Authorization following a worldwide Phase 3 trial of a vaccine to help fight the pandemic. Pfizer and BioNTech are anticipating further regulatory decisions across the globe in the coming days and weeks and are ready to deliver vaccine doses following potential regulatory authorizations or approvals. The distribution of the vaccine in the U.K. will be prioritized according to the populations identified in guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
(Bloomberg) -- Asian stocks traded mixed Wednesday while European and U.S. futures edged lower as investors mulled revived aid talks in Washington and progress on coronavirus vaccines. The dollar held a slide to a more than two-year low and oil extended losses.Shares outperformed in South Korea, edged higher in Japan and fell in Hong Kong, where China’s No. 2 smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. dropped the most ever after disclosing a share sale. S&P 500 futures slipped after the gauge closed up more than 1%.The offshore yuan erased a gain after a report that President-elect Joe Biden won’t immediately remove tariffs on Chinese goods. Biden told the New York Times he’ll leave the phase-one trade deal with China in place while he reviews U.S. policy toward the Asian nation in consultation with key allies.Oil slid as tensions between OPEC members heightened uncertainty over the group delaying its planned output increase. Gold held an advance, while Bitcoin retreated after almost reaching $20,000 for the first time. Benchmark Treasury yields stayed above 0.9%.After a record month for global stocks, the rally that’s been fueled by vaccine breakthroughs looks like it may be cooling. Pfizer Inc. and partner BioNTech SE have sought regulatory clearance for their Covid-19 vaccine in the European Union and BioNTech said it could start shipping the first doses “within hours” after approval. Still, the pandemic continues to gather strength across the U.S. and policy makers are warning about the economic implications.“The question is how much is already priced in, and is the upside therefore limited?” Esty Dwek, head of global market strategy at Natixis Investment Managers Solutions, wrote in a report. “As we look to 2021, the outlook is one of improvement and leaving behind the chaos of the pandemic. Still, a number of risks remain.”Congressional efforts to pass additional coronavirus relief in the U.S. crept ahead Tuesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presented a fresh Democratic proposal and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell floated a revision of his smaller plan to fellow Republicans.Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell cautioned lawmakers that the U.S. economy remains in a damaged and uncertain state during testimony at a Tuesday hearing before the Senate Banking Committee. In Australia, the central bank governor said a recovery is underway but remains patchy.These are some key events coming up:Fed’s Powell testifies before Congress again on Wednesday.The U.S. employment report on Friday is expected to show more Americans headed back to work in November, though at a slower pace than October.Here are some of the main moves in markets:StocksS&P 500 futures fell 0.2% as of 6:53 a.m. in London. The S&P 500 Index rose 1.1% on Tuesday.Topix index rose 0.3%.Hang Seng lost 0.1%.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index was little changed.Kospi index gained 1.6%.Shanghai Composite was little changed.Euro Stoxx 50 futures fell 0.3%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index was steady after declining 0.7% Tuesday.The yen fell 0.1% to 104.47 per dollar.The offshore yuan was at 6.5541 per dollar.The euro was little changed at $1.2067, after rising over 1% Tuesday.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries was at 0.92%, after climbing nine basis points on Tuesday.Australia’s 10-year bond yield jumped to 0.98%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude fell 0.8% to $44.22 a barrel.Gold fell 0.1% to $1,813.17 an ounce.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Training camps pushed back to January as most opt for low-key COVID-proof December
Habibou Sore had to pause for breath as she ran barefoot from the approaching gunmen. Attacks by Islamist groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State have killed thousands of people this year in Africa's Sahel region, an arid belt to the south of the Sahara Desert.
No. 12 Indiana is moving forward with a new quarterback but the same mindset heading into Saturday's Big Ten Conference showdown at No. 16 Wisconsin. The announcement that starting Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. was done for the year with a torn ACL on Monday was tough for players and coaches to accept, but the Hoosiers (5-1) are prepared to rally around his replacement, sophomore quarterback Jack Tuttle. "Setbacks and adversity is part of this life," Indiana coach Tom Allen said.
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BRITAIN'S first fully plastic-free and recyclable lid-free takeaway cup is being launched in the UK today.
LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / December 2, 2020 / For the purposes of the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules, World High Life announces that the Company has 230,119,819 ordinary shares of 1p each in issue ("Ordinary Shares"), each share carrying the right to one vote.
* Construction continues with over 650 workers on site operating in full compliance with all COVID-19 pandemic precaution measurements * Majority of large key production equipment has already been installed * Recruitment and training of plant operators and other local staff members in progress Muttenz, December 2, 2020– Clariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that it is making good progress with the construction of its sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol production plant in Podari, in the southwestern part of Romania. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present a challenging situation, Clariant’s team was able to ensure that work on the construction site continues while fully complying with all pandemic precaution regulations as established by the Romanian authorities.“It is truly impressive to see how our project team as well as all local partners have been able to keep this important construction project running while ensuring everyone’s safety and health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once completed, this sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol production plant will be a cornerstone of our continuing transformation into a leading specialty chemicals company and another proofpoint of our commitment to innovation and sustainability,” said Hans Bohnen, Clariant’s Chief Operating Officer.The sunliquid® plant receives more than EUR 40 million in funding from the European Union¹ and is constructed on a 10-hectare area in Podari near Craiova in southwestern Romania, from where it has access to a secure regional supply of feedstock and can benefit from the region’s existing logistic and industrial infrastructure. Once operational, the plant will process approx. 250,000 tons of straw to produce 50,000 tons of sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol on an annual basis. This is an advanced, truly sustainable, and carbon-neutral biofuel that can readily be blended into conventional fuel and be used in today's car infrastructure."Over the past months, several milestones have been reached on the construction site while also achieving the installation of the majority of large key equipment. This puts us on track to complete the construction by the end of 2021, after which start-up and production will commence. We are proud to see already the substantial benefits that our investment is bringing to the Podari region and look forward to see its impact increase further once the plant is fully staffed and operating at full capacity", says Christian Librera, Vice President and Head of Business Line Biofuels and Derivatives at Clariant.Clariant is also making headway with the recruitment and training of staff members for its sunliquid® project in Romania. The company’s local employee population is expanding rapidly, with a total of 26 people so far. These team members benefit from a comprehensive training program in Germany and Romania. They started their training at the pre-commercial sunliquid® plant in Straubing, Germany, followed by training sessions in collaboration with the University of Craiova, a renowned educational center in the Southwest of Romania. In the long-term, up to 100 staff members will be directly employed in the plant, while about 300 jobs will be created in connecting businesses, e.g., the collection, storage, and transportation of the feedstock.On the Moleculist Blog on Clariant’s website, the successful path that has taken the sunliquid® technology platform from development and testing in Bavaria, Germany to the first-of-its-kind commercial facility in Podari, Romania is presented in greater detail. CORPORATE MEDIA RELATIONS INVESTOR RELATIONS Jochen Dubiel Phone +41 61 469 63 63 firstname.lastname@example.org Maria Ivek Phone +41 61 469 63 73 email@example.com Claudia Kamensky Phone +41 61 469 63 63 firstname.lastname@example.org Alexander Kamb Phone +41 61 469 63 73 email@example.com Thijs Bouwens Phone +41 61 469 63 63 Thijs.firstname.lastname@example.org Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram. www.clariant.com Clariant is a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company based in Muttenz, near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2019, the company employed a total workforce of 17 223. In the financial year 2019, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 4.399 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in three business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation and R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability. www.sunliquid.com www.clariant.com/romaniasunliquid® is an innovative biotechnological method for manufacturing cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues such as cereal straw, corn stover or sugar cane bagasse. In the completely integrated process, highly optimized, raw material-specific biocatalysts decompose cellulose and hemicellulose in high yields under stable processing conditions into fermentable sugar. The process-integrated production of the biocatalysts offers flexibility and reduces production costs. In the next step, an optimized fermentation organism simultaneously converts C5 and C6 into ethanol with high yields and short reaction times. A highly optimized purification process is instrumental in enabling all the energy required for the process to be derived from the process byproducts like insoluble lignin. Since July 2012, Clariant has been operating a precommercial plant in Straubing, Germany, which produces up to 1,000 metric tons of cellulosic ethanol every year, confirming technical and economic performance. In September 2018, Clariant broke ground for its first-of-its-kind commercial facility in Podari, Romania, where the construction is currently underway. Clariant licenses its sunliquid® technology platform globally. So far, four license agreements have been concluded with renowned industry players in Slovakia, Poland, Bulgaria and China.¹The project receives funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Program for research, technological development and demonstration under Grant Agreement no. 322386 (SUNLIQUID) and from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement no. 709606 (LIGNOFLAG).Attachments * Clariant Media Release Construction Update Sunliquid 20201202 EN * Clariant Media Release Construction Update Sunliquid 20201202 DE
Photo: Amstel Photo: Amstel Amstel marks 150 years of beer and friendship, launching in the world’s biggest beer market1Amsterdam, 2 December 2020 – This year, HEINEKEN celebrates the 150th anniversary of Amstel. To mark this milestone, the brand is launching in the world’s biggest beer market, China. The premium pilsner is currently enjoyed in 116 countries around the globe and will be available in select provinces across Southern and Eastern China from November 2020. Amstel is currently a leading global top 10 beer brand2, with HEINEKEN expecting China to become one of the brand’s top markets globally in the next three years. Malgorzata Lubelska, Senior Director International Brands & Craft, said: “Amstel is one of the fastest-growing global beer brands and this entry into China marks a significant step in Amstel’s history. Together with China Resources Beer, our strategic partner in China, we are positioning Amstel as a lead beer within the accessible premium category, which represents the largest segment of China’s premium beer market. We are proud to be introducing this high-quality European beer with pure malt to the Chinese consumer. We will stay true to our heritage and the Amstel brand’s ethos by delivering locally relevant campaigns that celebrate our Amsterdam origins and friendship.”Founded by two friends in 1870, Amstel is a premium beer, slow brewed using 100% pure malt and natural ingredients to deliver the perfect balance of pilsner taste and refreshment. HEINEKEN markets across the globe will activate the Amstel credentials and mark its 150th anniversary through a new visual identity, which will feature on limited-edition packaging, out of home and digital material.ENDS Press enquiries Hannah Nottage / Michael Fuchs E-mail: email@example.comInvestor and analyst enquiries Federico Castillo Martinez/ Janine Ackermann / Robin Achten E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgAbout HEINEKENHEINEKEN is the world's most international brewer. It is the leading developer and marketer of premium beer and cider brands. Led by the Heineken® brand, the Group has a portfolio of more than 300 international, regional, local and specialty beers and ciders. HEINEKEN is committed to innovation, long-term brand investment, disciplined sales execution and focused cost management. Through "Brewing a Better World", sustainability is embedded in the business. HEINEKEN has a well-balanced geographic footprint with leadership positions in both developed and developing markets. It employs over 85,000 employees and operates breweries, malteries, cider plants and other production facilities in more than 70 countries. Heineken N.V. and Heineken Holding N.V. shares trade on the Euronext in Amsterdam. Prices for the ordinary shares may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbols HEIA NA and HEIO NA and on Reuters under HEIN.AS and HEIO.AS. HEINEKEN has two sponsored level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programmes: Heineken N.V. (OTCQX: HEINY) and Heineken Holding N.V. (OTCQX: HKHHY). Most recent information is available on HEINEKEN's website: www.theHEINEKENcompany.com and follow us on Twitter via @HEINEKENCorp.About Amstel In 1870, Amstel was founded by two friends and entrepreneurs in Amsterdam and is named after the river Amstel, which flows through the city. Today, our golden beer is enjoyed in 116 countries around the globe. For 150 years, Amstel® has brewed a high-quality beer that has the perfect balance of taste and refreshment. Amstel® is a premium beer, slow brewed using 100% pure malt and natural ingredients to deliver the perfect balance of pilsner taste and refreshment. * * * 1 What’s on tap for the global beer market? J.P. Morgan, 2018. 2 GlobalData Attachments * Press Release Amstel 150 China Launch (02_12_2020) * Photo: Amstel
(UPM, Helsinki, 2 December 2020 at 09:00 EET) – UPM has completed the employee consultation process started in October on its plans to improve efficiency in global functions. UPM increases efficiency of its global functions by reorganising and streamlining the functions’ operations in five countries. This will decrease the number of positions in the functions by 67, of which 46 in Finland. UPM has also concluded the consultations regarding the reorganisation and restructuring at the Finnish pulp mills and UPM Forest that were announced in August. The consultations led to a reduction of 80 jobs in the Finnish pulp operations and 55 in UPM Forest.UPM provides support for employees who are affected by the reductions. It includes outplacement services and training opportunities that support re-employment of the affected employees.Earlier this year, UPM has announced other measures to decrease fixed and variable costs in different businesses and to ensure future competitiveness in a highly uncertain market environment. All measures combined are expected to result in annual cost savings of approximately 130 million euros.UPM, Media Relations Mon-Fri 9:00-16:00 EET tel. +358 40 588 3284 email@example.comUPM We deliver renewable and responsible solutions and innovate for a future beyond fossils across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. As the industry leader in responsibility we are committed to the UN Business Ambition for 1.5°C and the science-based targets to mitigate climate change. We employ 18,700 people worldwide and our annual sales are approximately EUR 10.2 billion. Our shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. UPM Biofore – Beyond fossils. www.upm.comFollow UPM on Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram | UPM biofore beyondfossils
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Browning West, LP ("Browning West"), the third largest shareholder in Countryside Properties PLC ("Countryside" or "the Company"), with a 9.4% stake and a long-term investment horizon, is calling for the Board of Directors to immediately take certain actions that it believes will enhance outcomes for all of Countryside's stakeholders, as well as ensure that the Company can continue to fulfil its important role in the community by addressing the UK's chronic housing shortage in a sustainable manner. This public call to action comes only after a months-long private dialogue between Browning West and Countryside revealed a reluctance on the part of management and the Board to address the Company's significant deficiencies or consider meaningful opportunities identified by Browning West to significantly enhance shareholder value.