Actor Eddie Hassell, best known for his roles in the 2010 Oscar-nominated film “The Kids Are All Right” and the NBC TV show “Surface,” has died after being shot in Texas, Hassell’s manager tells Variety. He was 30.
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(Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is planning a European stock trading platform to ensure its clients can still buy and sell shares even without a post-Brexit agreement to allow dealing in London.The Wall Street bank has applied to French regulators to start a Paris-based trading venue called SIGMA X Europe, according to the company. It intends to open before Jan. 4 subject to regulatory approvals.“It’s critically important for us to have the capabilities in place for all our clients to respond to what we believe will be a changing of the liquidity landscape in Europe and the U.K. post-Brexit,” Elizabeth Martin, global head of futures and equities electronic trading at Goldman Sachs, said in an interview.Goldman joins rivals including Cboe Europe and London Stock Exchange Group Plc in forming venues in European cities to ward off disruption at the end of the year, when Britain loses automatic rights to host trading in most EU shares for clients inside the bloc.Martin said she believes London will lose most of its trading volumes in EU stocks. About a third of all European share trading takes place in London, an average of 8.6 billion euros ($10 billion) a day during October in a total market that averages 26.6 billion euros, according to data from Cboe.Dark PoolSIGMA X Europe will operate a type of stock market, known as a dark pool, as well as a periodic auction book. It will accept all European-based firms regulated under the bloc’s market rules known as MiFID II. It plans to start trading EU stocks across 15 markets. Goldman’s original London-based SIGMA X venue will continue to list both U.K. and EU stocks.Goldman hasn’t disclosed exactly how many people will move to Paris to work on SIGMA X Europe. The bank has signed a 12-year lease for a new office in the 16th arrondissement, allowing it to double its headcount in the French capital.The LSE said last month it will go live with its Amsterdam platform Turquoise Europe on Nov. 30 although it will call off the plan if the European Union declares that Britain can host trading services for EU shares, using a process known as equivalence.Investors within the EU can only buy and sell stocks in countries that are deemed to have rules as robust as the bloc’s. EU authorities are yet to grant this recognition to the U.K. and industry bodies are pessimistic about progress before a separate trade deal is hammered out.(Adds details on Goldman’s Europe offices in seventh paragraph, equivalence in penultimate paragraph)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.
U.S. dollar weakness lifted most emerging market currencies on Tuesday as investors looked to U.S. politics and progress on COVID-19 vaccines, but the Turkish lira came under renewed pressure. The South African rand and the Russian rouble extended this week's winning run, while the lira fell almost 1.5% to trade at 7.9899 per dollar, its weakest since Nov. 11. After a strong rally in the wake of a bumper interest rate hike last week, the Turkish currency languished again as new coronavirus restrictions began and investors look for signs of sustained central bank support.
(Bloomberg) -- The U.K. is considering a ban on the installation of Huawei Technologies Co. 5G equipment as soon as next year to appease hawks pushing for tighter restrictions on the Chinese network equipment maker, according to people familiar with the matter.Legislators from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party are demanding the stricter rules as part of the price for backing telecommunications security legislation due in parliament next week.The draft law will give parliament a chance to force carriers to replace 5G equipment well before a blanket ban is enforced in 2027. Any further installations of Huawei equipment by carriers would carry fines of as much as 10% of sales or 100,000 pounds a day ($133,000).The government already set limits on telecom companies including BT Group Plc, Vodafone Group Plc and CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd.’s Three UK buying gear from Huawei that are set to kick in after December. However, there are no rules yet barring the companies from using Huawei equipment they already bought but haven’t yet installed.Carriers have been stockpiling parts made by Huawei while sourcing alternatives. Stopping them using those stockpiled parts could increase their costs as they would be forced to speed up the overhaul of their networks, according to people familiar with phone companies’ plans.Under the new proposal, that ban could come into force as soon as September next year, the people said, asking for anonymity as the talks are confidential.A representative for the government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport had no immediate comment.“We will be working through the details of any planned rules restricting procurement or deployment of Huawei equipment,” said a BT spokesman. “We would encourage the Government to continue to take balanced and evidence-based decisions.”In January, the U.K. granted Huawei a limited role in 5G networks, leading to a parliamentary rebellion. Prime Minister Boris Johnson reversed his position in July, after U.S. sanctions introduced in May affected Huawei’s supply chain. British officials said the change meant they were no longer able to guarantee the security of the Shenzhen company’s products.The latest proposals may not go far enough for some lawmakers, who are calling for the government to consider forcing carriers to remove Huawei equipment from their 5G networks earlier than the current 2027 plan.The current draft of the telecommunications bill grants the government broad powers to enforce a moratorium against Huawei, but leaves important details to be nailed down later on and doesn’t mention Huawei by name, angering potential Conservative rebels who want more specific commitments.Lawmakers are set to debate the bill next week. The draft legislation proposes fines of as much as 10% of sales or 100,000 pounds a day ($133,000) for violations, which will apply to carriers including BT, Vodafone and CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd.’s Three UK.The U.S. has campaigned for its allies to exclude Huawei on the grounds its proximity to China’s government constitutes an unacceptable security risk, which the company has denied.Without Huawei, U.K. mobile networks will lean heavily on its Nordic rivals Nokia Oyj and Ericsson AB. The government is due to publish more details about diversifying the U.K. 5G supply chain in the next few weeks.(Updates with detail in third paragraph)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.
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Dublin, Nov. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "India Glucose Monitoring Devices Market, By Product (Self-Monitoring Glucose Devices and Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices), By Application (Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes), By End User, By Region, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, FY 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Indian Glucose Monitoring Devices Market was valued at around USD 209 million in FY2020 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of more than 10% until FY 2026. The Indian Glucose Monitoring Devices Market is driven by growing prevalence of diabetes in the country, predominantly Type 2 diabetes. Additionally, increasing requirement for faster and safer diagnosis of diabetes is further expected to propel the market during forecast period. Besides, rising awareness among the population regarding the treatment of diabetes is further expected to propel the market growth. The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has drastically increased the demand for glucose monitoring devices in the country. The Indian Glucose Monitoring Devices Market is segmented based on product, application, end-user, and region. Based on product segmentation, the market can be fragmented into self-monitoring glucose devices and continuous glucose monitoring devices, out of which, the self-monitoring glucose devices segment dominated the market until FY 2020 and the segment is expected to maintain its leading position over the next five years as well. This can be attributed to certain benefits it offers such as ease of use and low cost. Major players operating in the Indian Glucose Monitoring Devices Market include Roche Diagnostics India Pvt Ltd, Abbott India Limited, Becton Dickinson Private Limited, ARKRAY Healthcare Pvt Ltd., B Braun Medical India Pvt Ltd., Dr Morepen, Johnson & Johnson Private Limited, India Medtronic Pvt Ltd, Pulsatom Health Care Pvt Ltd, Bio-Rad laboratories India Pvt Ltd and others. The companies are developing advanced technologies and launching new products in order to stay competitive in the market. Years considered for this report: * Historical Years: FY2016 - FY2019 * Base Year: FY2020 * Estimated Year: FY2021 * Forecast Period: FY2022 - FY2026 Key Topics Covered: 1\. Product Overview 2\. Research Methodology 3\. Impact of COVID-19 on Global Monitoring Devices Market 4\. Executive Summary 5\. Voice of Customer 6\. India Glucose Monitoring Devices Market Outlook 6.1. Market Size & Forecast 6.1.1. By Value 6.2. Market Share & Forecast 6.2.1. By Product (Self-Monitoring Glucose Devices and Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices) 6.2.2. By Application (Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes) 6.2.3. By End User (Home Care Settings, Hospital, Others) 6.2.4. By Region (North, East, West, South) 6.2.5. By Company (FY2020) 6.3. Product Market Map 7\. India Self-Monitoring Glucose Devices Market Outlook 7.1. Market Size & Forecast 7.1.1. By Value 7.2. Market Share & Forecast 7.2.1. By Component (Glucose Meter Devices, Glucose Test Strips and Lancets) 7.2.2. By Application 7.2.3. By End User 8\. India Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices Market Outlook 8.1. Market Size & Forecast 8.1.1. By Value 8.2. Market Share & Forecast 8.2.1. By Component (Sensors, Transmitters & receivers, Integrated Insulin Pumps) 8.2.2. By Application 8.2.3. By End User 9\. Market Dynamics 9.1. Drivers 9.2. Challenges 10\. Market Trends & Developments 11\. Policy & Regulatory Landscape 12\. India Economic Profile 13\. Import & Export Analysis 14\. Pricing Analysis 15\. Competitive Landscape 15.1. Competition Outlook 15.2. Company Profiles 15.2.1. Roche Diagnostics India Pvt Ltd 15.2.2. Abbott India Limited 15.2.3. Becton Dickinson Private Limited 15.2.4. ARKRAY Healthcare Pvt Ltd. 15.2.5. B Braun Medical India Pvt Ltd. 15.2.6. Dr Morepen 15.2.7. Johnson & Johnson Private Limited 15.2.8. India Medtronic Pvt Ltd 15.2.9. Pulsatom Health Care Pvt Ltd 15.2.10. Bio-Rad laboratories India Pvt Ltd 16\. Strategic Recommendations For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/n5ep79Research 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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The thing about Hillbilly Elegy is that it is a garbage movie.That’s not a flippant dismissal of the new Netflix film, directed by Ron Howard, based on J.D. Vance’s 2016 memoir, and starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close in backwoods drag. It’s to say that, when carefully considered, there is very little, if anything at all, that is redeemable about it; whatever misguided intention there was behind it, the resulting product is disposable.If you’re clued in to the world of Film Twitter or have perused coverage of the movie, you’ve already been made aware of that response. Since its review embargo broke three weeks ago, critics’ pans flooded the internet like a gushing sewer leak.The film is told from the perspective of J.D. Vance (Gabriel Basso), a former Marine and Yale law student from Appalachia. When his mother’s (Adams) drug addiction disrupts his life yet again, he is forced to travel back home to fix things, grappling with the tension between his hill country upbringing and Yuppie world he’s breaking into. His journey, of sorts, is to come to terms with how formative the complex relationships with his mother and grandmother (Close) still are in his new life.The real Vance’s memoir was released in 2016 and this film adaptation is quite pointedly coming out in the weeks following a fraught election. The idea, then, is to ostensibly say something worthwhile about a fractured America, give voice to people in a part of the country who some argue are categorically dismissed, and, through a human story, provide clarity to the ever-foggy question of: “What circumstances led to Donald Trump’s election?”‘Veep’ Creator Armando Iannucci: There’s Nothing Funny About ‘Gollum’ TrumpBut what was supposed to be a bridge to understanding between very different factions of people has instead fortified a wall. Critics have ravaged the film as an abject failure of empathy, and the word “classist” has been bandied about from all sides: people from Appalachia dismayed with how the book and film depicts them, and rural Americans who find critics’ intense contempt for the film akin to morally superior cannon balls launched from ivory towers.It’s a lightning rod in a storm over a class war, saturating the dirt in the perennial red state-blue state battle and providing ample mud for future slinging.“Hillbilly Elegy isn’t interested in the systems that create poverty and addiction and ignorance; it just wants to pretend that one straight white guy’s ability to rise above his surroundings means that there’s no excuse for everyone else not to have done so as well,” wrote The Wrap’s Alonso Duralde in his review.“Directed by Ron Howard and denuded of any meaningful politics to speak of, Hillbilly Elegy is an extended Oscar-clip montage in search of a larger purpose, an unwieldy slop bucket of door-smashing, child-slapping, husband-immolating histrionics,” wrote the Los Angeles Times’ Justin Chang. “These characters are trapped... in generational cycles of dysfunction, deprivation and hopelessness. Those patterns are also cultural and structural, though unlike its source material, Hillbilly Elegy seems curiously uninterested in the underlying causes, let alone the possible solutions.”Similar complaints were made about Vance’s book, though at the time of its release the discourse included much more support. Vance was criticized for “damaging rhetoric,” labeled “the false prophet of Blue America,” and his writing was called “a list of myths about welfare queens repackaged as a primer on the white working class.” Yet it was also a bestseller that was hailed in some circles as offering hard lessons for liberals to stomach and being admirably provocative.Still, the memoir’s release inspired an anthology of essays titled Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy, a collection in which local writers criticize Vance’s generalizations about the community and misguided—some argue insulting and false—characterizations of the systems of poverty.The spectrum of opinion has followed Hillbilly Elegy from memoir to film. A search for “Hillbilly Elegy” and “classist” on social media surfaces years of readers attacking Vance’s portrayal of Appalachia as such. Yet on the other side of the argument, reviewers who panned the film have been labeled classist themselves, criticized as “coastal elites” with pretentious apathy toward poor whites.The day reviews were published, one Twitter user wrote, “As I drove today between a red county in rural PA to the blue college-town county in which I live, I reflected on the Hillbilly Elegy reviews. It’s sorta gross to watch a handful of coastal film critics sitting on their high horses panning a movie about rural America bc they can.”Said another, “Pans I don’t mind. Not-so-veiled disdain for Trump country (and Trump voters) definitely reeks of elitism, especially when it’s given as the reason why someone can’t have sympathy for these people, their plight, etc. Personal digs at Vance are also pointed.”Then there’s the displeased Twitter user who googled where each reviewer who criticized the film was from and commented “Ok Los Angeles resident” or “You live in New York” as reason enough to disqualify their opinion of the film.That this is such a debate is proof itself of why this matters. These last four years have been nothing if not an exasperating exercise in attempting to understand and give voice to the marginalized and overlooked. Media organizations have devoted untold resources to surfacing stories of Trump voters in a pandering attempt—for everyone involved—to elucidate some sort of lesson about the country’s siloed ethos and the press’ coastal bias. It has largely amounted to a suffocating scale of discourse that says nothing useful.A film like Hillbilly Elegy coming out seemed like an opportunity to rectify that. There was a desire for it to succeed.Much like the reviews for Vance’s book, there have been raves for the film opposite the high-profile pans. But that essentially every reaction to the movie, good or bad, frames it as glaringly transparent “Oscar bait” speaks to the power of a movie like this.It’s easy to be seduced by flashy performances from beloved actors rendered unrecognizable, effortfully accenting and speechifying their way through an emotionally manipulative production. Succumb to the ride, and be gratified by the forced catharsis. The volume of the criticism is in direct response to this artifice—an attempt to break through with necessary context and nuance. It’s why fans of Adams and Close, two actresses with 13 Academy Award nominations between them and no statuettes, are in despair over the thought of either performer finding Oscar glory for this, of all films.That concern is owed to the dissonance between these impassioned complaints and how a film like this might play to an audience. Look only to Green Book two years ago for evidence of that friction. Even then, criticisms about historical inaccuracies, the gross oversimplification of race and racism, and fears about how its feel-good tone would mollify volatile issues in America seemed to only fuel the support of those who were charmed.There’s an outrageous line that has already become somewhat of a meme from the film. As Mamaw, Close tells the J.D. Vance character, “Everyone in this world is one of three kinds: a good Terminator, a bad Terminator, and neutral.” It’s already clear that the party cast as the “good” or “bad” Terminator in discussing this film is going to be divisive. But I suspect no one will fill the role of the neutral.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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