Yahoo Sports College reporter Pete Thamel takes you through Florida’s comeback, overtime win over Virginia Tech, and explains just how sweet it is for the NCAA Tournament to be back after 2 long years.
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(Bloomberg) -- London new-home sales fell to their lowest level in almost nine years in the first quarter, led by a lack of interest from landlords and a dearth of buyers for central properties.Sales of the homes tumbled 39% to 3,703 compared with the same period last year, according to data compiled by Molior London and seen by Bloomberg News. The researcher calculates the numbers based on transactions at projects with at least 20 units.London’s housing market is in flux as a premium on space and greenery causes the value of suburban houses to rise and apartment prices to fall. Sentiment in the new homes market improved in March as Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s timetable for easing lockdown restrictions boosted confidence, according to Molior.“London’s been one of the weakest markets over the past year” as people now prefer to buy houses over apartments, said Aneisha Beveridge, head of research at broker Hamptons International. The majority of new-build sales in London are apartments so the decline reflects that change, she said.Homebuilder shares rose on Thursday on optimism about the vaccination program, which allowed England to begin reopening its economy after about 100 days of restrictions, raising the question of whether the popularity of urban life will return to a post-pandemic London.Developers opted for a wait-and-see approach in the first quarter, with the number of new homes starting construction tumbling to its lowest level since 2011.“The building industry has reacted to the more dampened environment for London properties,” Colin Sheridan, an analyst at J&E Davy Holdings Ltd., said by email. “It’s worth noting that the step-back in construction activity should support pricing in the medium-term, which should be a mitigation for London-exposed builders in the coming years.”Apartments have also lost popularity after thousands of owners found out their buildings might be structurally unsafe because of the cladding used during their construction. The owners face paying thousands of pounds in costs after their predicament came to light following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy in 2017.Help to BuyThe number of buyers using the Help to Buy program, under which the government provides an interest-free loan of as much as 40% of a new home’s cost for five years, rose in the period ahead of changes to eligibility criteria this month.Landlords, meanwhile, were deterred from buying purpose-built units as rents fall. Overseas buyers acquired 210 new homes in the quarter in projects with at least 12 units, less than half the amount in the same period last year, Molior’s data show.“The projects that have sold more than a steady trickle of units overseas over the last three months are often accompanied by rumors of widening discounts,” according to a draft report by the researcher.(Updates from fourth paragraph with analyst quote, share price reaction)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Dublin, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Silicones: Global Markets" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report covers all the commercially available product forms that are being consumed by the end-user industries. The silicone industry will also be analyzed at the regional (and country) level. The market size and estimates are provided in terms of volume (kilotons) and revenue (USD millions) with 2019 as the base year. Market forecasts are provided for 2020 to 2025. The impact of COVID-19 is also considered while deriving the market estimates. Silicones are a general category of synthetic polymers whose backbone is made of repeating silicone to oxygen bonds (siloxane bonds)with organic side groups, such as methyl, phenyl, or vinyl. The number of repeating units can range from one to several thousand. Silicones are a family of high-performance specialty materials. The family of silicones includes siloxanes and silanes. All these compounds are widely used to make thousands of products for several end-use sectors. Due to the excellent chemical properties of silicones, they are extensively used across diverse industry sectors such as automotive and transportation, the personal care and cosmetics industry, industrial sector, oil and gas, building and construction, papermaking, energy, healthcare, and textiles. Silicones are highly temperature stable, chemically inert, and have a high dielectric constant. They can be easily customized. All this has led to their extensive use as adhesives, sealants, additives, release agents and defoaming agents. The current growth of the silicone industry is primarily driven by demand from the automotive sector, due to the extensive use of sensors and other electronic components in the newest generation of cars and electric vehicles. The construction, energy and personal care sectors will also drive the demand over the coming years. However, uncertainty over the raw material supply and prices may hamper the anticipated growth. Many capacity expansions and investments were put on hold due to the economic situation caused by the COVID-19pandemic, which is not expected to normalize until early 2022. The global pandemic caused a disruption in the supply chain, leading to reduced demand and stagnant growth for the silicone industry in 2020. The global silicones industry is a highly concentrated market with the top five players accounting for more than 80% of the global sales. These companies - Dow Silicones Corp., Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Momentive Performance Materials, WackerChemie and ElkemASA - are located in the U.S., Japan, Germany and China. These players offer a wide range of formulations customized for each end-use industry. There is a limited number of manufacturers of silicone at the regional and local levels. Report Includes: An overview of the global markets for siliconesEstimation of the market size and analyses of global market trends with data from 2019 to 2020, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2025Analysis of market size and market estimates, both in terms of volume (Kilotons) and revenue ($ Millions) and market share analysis of the silicones based on region, product form and end-useIdentification of market drivers, restraints and other forces impacting the global marketImpact of COVID-19 on the silicone industry, and insights into the regulatory framework and new product launchesCoverage of events like mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, collaborations or partnerships and other key market strategiesCompany profiles of major players of the industry, including CHT Germany GmbH, Dow Silicones Corp., Evonik Industries AG, Innospec, Shin-Etsu Chemical and Wacker Chemie AG Key Topics Covered: Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights Chapter 3 Market and Technology Background IntroductionSilicone ChemistrySilicone: A Brief HistoryMarket DynamicsMarket DriversHigher Personal Income in Developing Countries and Rising Consumption of Products Containing SiliconeMarket RestraintsMarket ChallengesRegulatory FrameworkRegulatory Laws Chapter 4 Market Breakdown by Product Form IntroductionFluidsOverviewMarket Size and ForecastElastomersResinsGelsOther Silicones Chapter 5 Market Breakdown by End-Use IntroductionIndustrial ProcessesOverviewMarket Size and ForecastConstructionTransportationElectronicsPersonal Care and Consumer ProductsEnergyHealthcareOther Applications Chapter 6 Market Breakdown by Region Chapter 7 Analysis of Competitive Landscape Competitive LandscapeBasic Integrated Silicone ManufacturingIntermediate ManufacturersFormulators and DistributorsMarket Share Analysis/RankingMajor DevelopmentsProduct LaunchesMergers and AcquisitionsCapacity ExpansionsAgreements, Collaborations and Partnerships Chapter 8 Company Profiles CHT Germany GmbhDow Silicones Corp.Elkem AsaEvonik Industries AgGelest Inc.Innospec Inc.Momentive Performance Materials Inc.Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.Specialty Silicone Products Inc.Wacker Chemie Ag For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/juu8dk 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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World stocks were on course to extend a five-day run of record highs on Thursday, while Bitcoin took a breather after its latest surge and Russia’s markets tumbled at the prospect of the harshest U.S. sanctions in years. Europe's STOXX 600 opened with a new all-time high as a flurry of positive earnings offset growing worries about a third wave of COVID infections on the continent. The U.S. dollar was at a four-week low ahead of March retail sales data with investors increasingly convinced that U.S. interest rates will stay low, whereas in Europe a deluge of debt issuance lifted German bond yields to four-week highs.
TuSimple Holdings Inc. ("TuSimple"), a global self-driving technology company, announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 33,783,783 shares of its Class A common stock at a price to the public of $40.00 per share, with 27,027,027 shares being offered by TuSimple and 6,756,756 shares being offered by a selling stockholder, for gross proceeds to TuSimple of $1,081,081,080, before underwriting discounts, commissions, and offering expenses payable by TuSimple. In addition, the underwriters of the initial public offering have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 5,067,567 shares of Class A common stock from the selling stockholder at the initial public offering price less underwriting discounts and commissions.
The "Solid Sulphur Market Research Report by Manufacturing Process (Claus Process and Frasch Process), by Application (Chemical Processing, Fertilizer, Metal Manufacturing, and Rubber Processing) - Global Forecast to 2025 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
(Bloomberg) -- Oil eased, cooling some of a rally that pushed prices up by almost 5% on Wednesday.Futures in New York traded near $63 a barrel on the back of the longest run of gains in more than a month.Signs of a stronger U.S. market are abounding. The number of miles driven on U.S. interstates rose versus the same period in 2019 for the first time since the pandemic began. U.S. crude inventories dropped the most in almost two months last week, while a gauge of gasoline demand ticked higher for a seventh straight week.Oil had been stuck near $60 a barrel after a rally faltered in mid-March amid a resurgence in virus cases in some regions. While the IEA sees a temporary lull in the market due to the renewed outbreaks, it followed OPEC in boosting its demand estimates for this year as the economy rebounds from the pandemic.“The environment on the oil market remains favorable,” said Eugen Weinberg, head of commodities research at Commerzbank AG. “The picture in the oil market is continuing to brighten despite ongoing restrictions in Europe and India.”There are reasons to be cautious, however. The pandemic is raging in India, while OPEC and its allies are about to start adding more supplies. Another wildcard is Iran, which is seeking to revive a 2015 nuclear deal and have U.S. sanctions removed to lift crude exports, but progress on that remains uncertain. The demand picture in Europe is also wobbly, with toll road traffic on France the weakest since May last week.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
The "Railway Signalling System Market Research Report by Technology - Global Forecast to 2025 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
President Joe Biden's negotiators should use leverage gained against Iran by the previous U.S. administration to reach a better nuclear deal with Tehran in talks in Vienna, the United Arab Emirates' ambassador to Washington said. The UAE and Saudi Arabia had supported former President Donald Trump's decision in 2018 to quit the 2015 accord between Iran and world powers and reimpose harsh sanctions on their foe. "You (U.S.) are essentially in the driver's seat to get to a point to where we can address what I believe were shortcomings in JCPOA," envoy Yousef Al Otaiba said in a virtual discussion with Stanford University's Hoover Institution on Wednesday, using an acronym for the deal.
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Moritz Polter, executive producer of Sky series “Das Boot” and “Freud” for Netflix/ORF, is joining ITV Studios and establishing a high-end German scripted label. The label will be launched later in 2021. Moritz will be based in Germany with an international scope and will report into Lisa Perrin, managing director of international production at ITV […]
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Apr. 15—EAU CLAIRE — Sarah Godlewski, an Eau Claire native and state treasurer, joined fellow Democrats running in the 2022 election for a U.S. Senate seat currently held by Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh. Godlewski officially began her run on Wednesday, coming out with an announcement and campaign video criticizing Johnson and his support for former President Donald Trump. "Ron Johnson has completely ...
Dublin, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Ambulance Services Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Transport Vehicle (Ground, Water, Air), by Emergency Services (Emergency, Non-emergency), by Equipment, by Region, and Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global ambulance services market size is expected to reach USD 67.7 billion by 2028 and expected to expand at a CAGR of 9.6% from 2021 to 2028. Rising medical tourism and an increasing number of road accidents and CVD cases are the key driving factors for the market.The growth of the market is due to favorable reimbursement policies in developed nations. In the U.S., Medicare covers both non-emergency and emergency ambulance services for medically necessary cases, if the supplier fulfills stipulated requirements. In some circumstances, Medicare also covers unscheduled and irregular non-emergency trips. Medicare covers 80.0% of the approved amount for emergency medical services and the remaining 20.0% is covered by the supplemental insurance policy of the patient. In New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina, for repetitive, non-emergency trips, patients need prior authorization from Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC). However, Medicare does not pay for ambulates (wheelchair-accessible vans that provide non-emergency transportation services).In Victoria, Australia, patients can avail of emergency medical services by securing membership with Ambulance Victoria, which offers emergency medical services at subsidized prices. Ambulance Tasmania provides free emergency medical services to residents of Tasmania. Residents of Queensland (Australia) are covered with the cost of emergency services across Australia, by the QLD state government. Similarly, in the U.K., the public healthcare system provides free emergency and non-emergency medical services. In addition, patients receive NHS funding for their treatment. In Germany, public health insurance (Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung) is compulsory for every citizen and this insurance also covers non-emergency and emergency medical services. Private health insurance (Private Krankenversicherung) is usually opted by those who have high yearly income. Ease of payment through reimbursement policies encourages patients to opt for emergency medical services more frequently, which is likely to bolster the growth of the market.Ambulance Services Market Report Highlights In terms of revenue, the ground ambulance segment held the largest share in 2020. The rising number of road accidents and increasing COVID-19 cases across the globe are major factors propelling segment growth.The emergency services segment held the largest market share in 2020 and is expected to grow fast over the forecast period due to the increasing number of CVDs.The Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance services segment held the largest market share in 2020. The growth of the segment is majorly driven by the increasing medical tourism across the globe.In Asia Pacific, the market is expected to witness the fastest growth rate over the forecast period owing to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the region. Key Topics Covered: Chapter 1 Research MethodologyChapter 2 Executive SummaryChapter 3 Industry Outlook3.1 Market Segmentation3.2 Market Variable Analysis3.2.1 Market driver analysis126.96.36.199 Favorable reimbursement policies188.8.131.52 Entrance of new ambulance service providers globally184.108.40.206 Rising medical tourism220.127.116.11 Increasing number of road accidents18.104.22.168 Rising CVD22.214.171.124 Increasing geratric population3.2.2 Market restraint analysis126.96.36.199 High cost of air ambulances188.8.131.52 Stringent regulations by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)3.3 Penetration & Growth Prospect Mapping3.4 Business Environment Analysis tools3.4.1 SWOT Analysis, by PEST3.4.2 Porter's five forces analysisChapter 4 Transport Vehicle Segment Analysis4.1 Ambulance Services Market: Transport Vehicle Movement Analysis4.2 Ground Ambulance4.3 Air Ambulance4.4 Water AmbulanceChapter 5 Emergency Services Segment Analysis5.1 Ambulance Services Market: Emergency Services Movement Analysis5.2 Emergency Services5.3 Non-emergency ServicesChapter 6 Equipment Segment Analysis6.1 Ambulance Services Market: Equipment Movement Analysis6.2 Advanced Life Support (ALS) Ambulance Services6.3 Basic Life Support (BLS) Ambulance ServicesChapter 7 Regional Outlook7.1 Ambulance Services Market Share by Region, 2020 & 2028Chapter 8 Company Profiles8.1 Company overview8.2 Financial performance8.3 Product benchmarking8.4 Strategic initiatives8.5 SWOT analysis Envision HealthcareLondon Ambulance Service Nhs TrustAcadian Ambulance ServiceBvg India LimitedAmerica Ambulance Services, Inc.Falck Denmark A/SAir Medical Group Holdings, Inc. (Amgh)Air Methods CorporationZiqitza Healthcare LimitedMedivic Aviation For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/62x6ma CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager email@example.com 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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(Bloomberg) -- Russian bonds sank the most since March last year and the ruble tumbled as the U.S. prepared to unveil sanctions on the nation’s local debt, a threat that has dimmed investor appetite for the market for years.The yield on ruble debt due in 10 years jumped the most since the peak of the pandemic-driven market turmoil. Stocks snapped three days of gains and the Russian currency dropped the most since December, erasing a rally spurred earlier in the week by U.S. President Joe Biden’s proposal for a summit with Vladimir Putin.The planned measures include barring U.S. financial institutions from participating in the primary market for new debt issued by the Russian central bank, Finance Ministry and sovereign wealth fund, according to a person familiar with the package of sanctions expected to be announced this week. The precise timing of the bond measures wasn’t clear, they said.READ MORE: U.S. to Impose Russia Sanctions Over Election, SolarWindsPenalties on government OFZ bonds would be “something new for the market,” said Iskander Lutsko, a strategist at ITI Capital in Moscow. “A recovery will depend on how the Russian authorities react -- if it’s muted, then markets will claw back ground, but if the planned meeting with Biden is canceled and there’s tough rhetoric, then the pressure will only increase.”Once seen as too big a risk for markets, the bond sanctions are becoming a reality after Russia’s troop buildup on the border with Ukraine sent tensions with the West spiraling. Penalties focusing on Russian individuals and entities could be announced as early as Thursday and come in retaliation for alleged Kremlin misconduct including the SolarWinds hack and efforts to disrupt the U.S. election.READ MORE: Putin’s Ukraine Gambit Turns Debt Sanctions Into a Real ThreatAnalysts at JP Morgan Chase & Co. downgraded the ruble and Russian bonds last week, citing the escalating tensions and the risk that U.S. investors might close long positions on OFZs.Russian officials say bond sanctions wouldn’t cause much damage to Russia’s financial markets because local banks and non-U.S. investors would step in to replace those forced to sell. A move to ban U.S. banks from buying new issues of Russian Eurobonds in 2019 did little to dent the Kremlin’s access to foreign funding.VTB Bank PJSC bought more than 70% of the local notes on offer in debt sales on Wednesday, which saw a record placement equivalent to almost $3 billion.State Backup“It is OFZ- and ruble-negative in the near-term,” ING Groep NV economist Dmitry Dolgin said from Moscow. “The market has been speculating on the likelihood of that for a couple of years, and since mid-2020 the perceived risk of sanctions went up, and the ruble’s discount to its emerging-market and commodity-producing peers doubled.”After climbing 27 basis points at the start of trading, yields on Russia’s 10-year ruble bonds were up 19 basis points at 7.23% as of 11:21 a.m. in Moscow, set for the biggest increase since August. The ruble traded 1.3% weaker at 76.85 per dollar, after a drop of as much as 2.1%. Russia’s benchmark MOEX stock index snapped three days of gains with a 0.8% retreat.On Thursday, investors were waiting for further details of the planned restrictions.Which institutions are covered by the sanctions may be key, especially if it affects the world’s biggest bond clearing systems, according to Paul McNamara, an emerging-markets investor at GAM Investments in London.“Does that include any financial institution with a U.S. operation? Or, conceivably, U.S. clients,” he said. “If it affects Euroclear and Clearstream that’s a bigger deal, but most OFZs don’t go via those systems, even held by foreigner.”For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Apr. 15—Friday is National Donate Life Green and Blue Day to promote organ donation and honor those who have donated organs and recipients of organ donation. April is also National Donate Life Month. Sarah Spicer, family and partnership services liaison with Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, said the KODA works with local hospitals, including Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, as well as the ...