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Prince Philip is expected to stay in hospital until at least the end of the week.
Britain's big four banks amassed more than 200 billion pounds ($277.52 billion) of new deposits last year as customers reined in spending through pandemic lockdowns, far outstripping extra lending to struggling businesses and households. Full-year earnings reported by HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds and NatWest last month revealed the extent to which lenders' finances have been upended by the crisis. The banks now face a glut in savings, a Reuters analysis of the banks' results show, as domestic customers of the four lenders deposited 221 billion pounds of extra cash.
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The match is scheduled for 6.30pm (1730GMT) at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, but Torino were told to quarantine by the Turin ASL after registering eight cases of the British variant of the virus. Torino's game against Sassuolo last Friday was suspended due to the outbreak, but sources at Lega Serie A, the league body, told Italian news agency ANSA that the match against Lazio will go ahead as planned.
The music industry icon championed stars including Kylie Minogue and brought huge acts to Australia.
Grealish has not been involved in the last two Villa games due to a lower leg injury.
The market for bio-polylactic acid is expected to register a CAGR of around 20% during the forecast period. Major factors driving the market studied are favorable government policies promoting bio-plastics and the growing demand for cellulose-derived fibers in the textile industry.New York, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Bio-Polylactic Acid (PLA) Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06028464/?utm_source=GNW Price competitiveness and availability of cheaper alternatives are expected to hinder the growth of the market studied.- The packaging industry dominated the global market share, owing to its usage in fruit and vegetable packaging in the supermarkets, for bread bags and bakery boxes, bottles, envelopes and display carton windows, and shopping or carrier bags, among others.- The growing production of genetically modified corn and the growing usage of bio-PLA in 3D printing are likely to act as opportunities in the future.- Asia-Pacific dominated the market across the globe with the largest consumption from countries, such as China and Japan.Key Market TrendsPackaging Segmented Expected to Dominate the Market- The packaging industry is one of the largest consumers of bio-PLA. Packaging accounts for the major share of the global bio-PLA market.- The restaurant chains and food processing industries are increasingly adopting biodegradable materials for food packaging.- Consumer awareness is also rising and rapidly evolving, in terms of food safety, as some plastics are proven carcinogens.- The demand for bio-PLA in the packaging industry is increasing at a rapid pace in the European and North American regions.- The increasing intervention of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and related organizations, in terms of food safety, is promoting the usage of bio-degradable and food-grade plastics for beverage and snack consumption.- The growth in the packaging industry in the developing regions, such as Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East, is expected to increase over the forecast period, due to the improving food packaging standards of various food and safety organizations in these regions.China to Dominate the Market in Asia-Pacific- The rapid growth of the consumption of bio-polylactic acid in China has been majorly driven by ample developments in the packaging and medical sectors, which are being supported by the growing economy.- The packaging industry in the country has shown a continuous rise, despite a decline in the pace of growth. The continuous rise in this industry is due to the demand for FMCG goods. Additionally, an increase in demand for eco-friendly packaging has benefitted the packaging sector in China.- Additionally, China has a large potential to grow at a faster rate in the e-commerce packaging market, as internet use in the country continues to expand at a rapid rate.- Moreover, the demand for ready-to-cook products from the food and beverage industry is supporting the growth of high-quality packaging in the country.- The demand for bio-polylactic acid is expected to increase in the country, during the forecast period.- Furthermore, countries such as India and Japan have also been contributing to the growth of the market studied. This is expected to further drive the demand for the Bio-PLA market over the forecast period.Competitive LandscapeThe bio-PLA market is consolidated. The major players of the market studied include, NatureWorks LLC, Zhejiang Hisun Biomaterials Co. Ltd, Synbra Technology BV, Futerro, and Sulzer Ltd, among others.Reasons to Purchase this report:- The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format- 3 months of analyst supportRead the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06028464/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker 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
TBY Holding, a newly founded investment holding company that has recently purchased 75% shares of Europe's largest biomass energy facility plant, has acquired the sole exclusive Intellectual Property Brokerage Rights of 128 pharmaceutical patents invented by Erdal Can Alkoclar and Metehan Yesil.
Austria broke ranks with the European Union on Tuesday and said it would work together with Israel and Denmark to produce second-generation vaccines against coronavirus mutations. Production problems and supply chain bottlenecks have also slowed deliveries to the bloc, delaying the roll-out of vaccines. On Monday evening, President Tayyip Erdogan lifted weekend lockdowns in low- and medium-risk cities and limited lockdowns to Sundays in those deemed higher risk under what he called a "controlled normalisation".
Two Americans suspected of helping former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn skip bail in Japan and flee to Lebanon in December 2019 have arrived in Tokyo for a criminal investigation and likely trial. Michael Taylor and his son, Peter, who had been detained in a Boston jail since last May, were handed over to Japanese custody on Monday in Boston for extradition and were flown to Tokyo on Tuesday. Televised video showed a Japan Airlines flight carrying the two men land in Tokyo's Narita International Airport on Tuesday afternoon.
With coronavirus having closed cinemas for the best part of year, the boss of Disney has said that shorter theatrical windows – the time between cinema and home release – will likely become the norm.
Average funeral costs have soared so much over the past decade that competition regulators have launched a consultation.
Dublin, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Alginate Market By Type, By Product, By Application, By Region, Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2020 - 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Global Alginate Market size is expected to reach $961.4 Million by 2026, rising at a market growth of 8% CAGR during the forecast period. Alginates are a set of naturally occurring anionic polysaccharides, acquired from brown algae cell walls. Alginates are increasingly utilized in the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. Moreover, they are widely used in food items due to their stabilizing and thickening characteristics. They have potential application in the food industry and are utilized in the preparation of jellies, jams, and marmalades.Growing demand for alginate in the food industry due to its excellent gelling properties is anticipated to push the market growth. Alginate has various applications in the healthcare sector due to its easy gelation and biocompatibility. The product is extensively utilized in the development of wound dressing due to its porous structure and high-water absorption ability. Additionally, it finds potential application in the food & beverage sector due to its robust gelling, thickening, and film-forming characteristics.The rising utilization of calcium and sodium alginate fibers for wound care is expected to fuel the market growth during the forecast period. Leading regulatory agencies such as the FDA and European Commission have allowed the utilization of alginate in the food & beverage sector, which is anticipated to impact the product demand positively. The development of the food and beverage sector, specifically in the Asia Pacific, owing to the rising population, is anticipated to boost the product demand in the region. Moreover, high acceptance of the product in the application industries is anticipated to boost market growth.By TypeBased on Type, the market is segmented into High G and High M. High G alginates dominated the market and procured the highest revenue share of the market in 2019. Huge acceptance of high G type alginate by food and beverage companies owing to its superior emulsion stabilization and excellent gelling performance is increasing the revenue streams of the segment.By ProductBased on Product, the market is segmented into Sodium Alginate, Calcium Alginate, Potassium Alginate, Propylene Glycol Alginate and Others. Sodium alginate dominated the market and garnered a significant global market share in 2019. This is credited to its massive usage in the preparation of numerous food items that include sauces, dressings, whipped cream, and jellies. The product provides high stability to the dairy items, like refined and dry cheese, and is utilized to prevent the cracking of icing of cakes and pastries.By ApplicationBased on Application, the market is segmented into Industrial, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverages and Others. The industrial application segment dominated the market and procured the major market share in 2019. The products find application in the welding industry as a binder to grip the wet mass created by the addition of sodium silicate in welding coatings. The alginates utilized in welding rods help in keeping up the shape of the coating on the welding rod at the time of drying and baking. The product is significantly utilized in the cosmetics sector as a thickener as it provides additional properties like moisture retention, which are of major importance to the cosmetics manufacturers.By RegionBased on Regions, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East & Africa. The U.S. is one of the leading markets for alginates worldwide due to massive product penetration across the pharmaceutical sector. The wound care market in the country is highly developed and identified by the massive utilization of cutting-edge wound care products, including alginates. The rising healthcare spending in the form of health insurance has been one of the significant trends influencing the U.S. market. The increasing demand for convenience foods in the region is anticipated to boost the market over the forecast period.Unique Offerings from the Publisher Exhaustive coverageHighest number of market tables and figuresSubscription based model availableGuaranteed best priceAssured post sales research support with 10% customization free Key Topics Covered: Chapter 1. Market Scope & Methodology1.1 Market Definition1.2 Objectives1.3 Market Scope1.4 Segmentation1.4.1 Global Alginate Market, by Type1.4.2 Global Alginate Market, by Product1.4.3 Global Alginate Market, by Application1.4.4 Global Alginate Market, by Geography1.5 Methodology for the researchChapter 2. Market Overview2.1 Introduction2.1.1 Overview2.1.2 Market Composition2.2 Key Factors Impacting the Market2.2.1 Market Drivers2.2.2 Market RestraintsChapter 3. Global Alginate Market by Type3.1 Global High G Market by Region3.2 Global High M Market by RegionChapter 4. Global Alginate Market by Product4.1 Global Sodium Alginate Market by Region4.2 Global Calcium Alginate Market by Region4.3 Global Potassium Alginate Market by Region4.4 Global Propylene Glycol Alginate Market by Region4.5 Global Other Product Market by RegionChapter 5. Global Alginate Market by Application5.1 Global Industrial Market by Region5.2 Global Pharmaceutical Market by Region5.3 Global Food & Beverages Market by Region5.4 Global Others Market by RegionChapter 6. Global Alginate Market by Region6.1 North America Alginate Market6.2 Europe Alginate Market6.3 Asia Pacific Alginate Market6.4 LAMEA Alginate MarketChapter 7. Company Profiles7.1 DuPont de Nemours, Inc.7.1.1 Company Overview7.1.2 Financial Analysis7.1.3 Segmental and Regional Analysis7.1.4 Research & Development Expense7.2 Doehler Group SE7.2.1 Company Overview7.3 Algaia S.A. (Maabarot Products Ltd.)7.3.1 Company Overview7.3.2 Recent strategies and developments:18.104.22.168 Partnerships, Collaborations, and Agreements:22.214.171.124 Product Launches and Product Expansions:126.96.36.199 Acquisition and Mergers:7.4 Marine Biopolymers Ltd. (MBL)7.4.1 Company Overview7.5 Ingredients Solutions, Inc.7.5.1 Company Overview7.6 KIMICA Corporation7.6.1 Company Overview7.7 IRO Alginate Industry Co., Ltd.7.7.1 Company Overview7.8 Ceamsa7.8.1 Company Overview7.8.1 Recent strategies and developments:188.8.131.52 Partnerships, Collaborations, and Agreements:7.9 SNAP Natural & Alginate Product Pvt. Ltd.7.9.1 Company Overview7.10. Shandong Jiejing Group Corporation7.10.1 Company Overview For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/tx91vm 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
A group of Syrian chemical attack survivors and Syrian rights groups said Tuesday they have filed a criminal complaint in France over two August 2013 attacks outside Damascus, pointing to the alleged responsibility of the Syrian government in what would constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. “We have compiled extensive evidence establishing exactly who is responsible for these attacks ... whose horrific effects continue to impact survivors,” said Hadi al Khatib, founder and director of Syrian Archive, which is supporting the initiative by the survivors and the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression.
Guo Shuqing, head of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, warned that corrections may come “sooner or later.”
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The U.S., which once had a dominant head start in artificial intelligence, now has just a few year's lead on China and risks being overtaken unless government steps in, according to a new report to Congress and the White House.Why it matters: Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who chaired the committee that issued the report, tells Axios that the U.S. risks dire consequences if it fails to both invest in key technologies and fully integrate AI into the military. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeDriving the news: The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence approved its 750-page report on Monday, following a 2-year effort. Schmidt chaired the 15-member commission, which also included Oracle's Safra Catz, Microsoft's Eric Horvitz and Amazon's Andy Jassy.On both the economic and military fronts, the biggest risk comes from China."China possesses the might, talent, and ambition to surpass the United States as the world’s leader in AI in the next decade if current trends do not change," the report states.And It's not just AI technology that the U.S. needs to maintain a lead in. The report mentions a number of key technologies, including quantum computing, robotics, 3D printing and 5G. "We don’t have to go to war with China," Schmidt said. "We don’t have to have a cold war. We do need to be competitive."The big picture: On the military front, the report calls for AI systems to help guide and inform human decision making, but draws the line at autonomous weapons systems, which Schmidt argues are both destabilizing and violate international law.Computer vision is one area where AI can help the military now, Schmidt said, saying it is a mistake for the U.S. to rely only on humans to examine drone and satellite footage, for example, when computers perform that task better than humans. Schmidt also reiterated his view that Google was wrong to withdraw from the Defense Department's Project Maven, an effort to improve its computer vision systems.Military leaders also want AI systems that can support broader decision making, Schmidt said, but added that is probably a few years away.My thought bubble: This might give you a flashback to the 1983 film "WarGames" and its computer called WOPR, which planned 24 hours a day for World War III.Between the lines: Semiconductors and software are both critically important, but Schmidt said it is much easier to control exports of hardware than algorithms, which he said inevitably spread beyond national borders.The report calls for the U.S. to maintain a two-generation advantage over China in semiconductor manufacturing. As we've reported, the U.S. has been losing ground: Intel is the only U.S. company focused on leading manufacturing technology, and it's already struggling to keep pace with Korea's Samsung and Taiwan's TSMC. China has set ambitious goals to catch up on chips, but the U.S. has limited its access to the gear needed to manufacture semiconductors, much of which is American designed or made.In addition to defensive moves, the report calls for the U.S. to double research spending each year until it reaches $32 billion.Yes, but: China already holds the lead in some areas, including some aspects of payment technology and facial recognition. While mass surveillance may not be an area where the U.S. needs to be ahead of China, Schmidt said, he is concerned that China has a five-year lead in e-commerce systems and electronic payments. "I think that’s a very big deal," he said.The bottom line: Schmidt said competition can be a good thing for innovation, pointing to past technology battles such as PCs vs. Macs and iOS vs. Android. The key. he said, is that the White House and Congress need to provide the focus and dollars to match what's coming from China.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free
David Roberto Castillo Mejía, ex-military officer and president of dam company Desa, charged over assassination of activist in 2016 Activists protest against the death of Berta Cáceres. Seven men were convicted of carrying out the murder but Castillo is the only person so far charged with masterminding the crime. Photograph: Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Five years after the Honduran Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres was shot dead by hired hitmen, the trial of the US-trained former military officer accused of masterminding the assassination has been scheduled for next month. Cáceres, a winner of the prestigious Goldman prize for environmental defenders, was attacked in her bedroom just before midnight on 2 March 2016 after a long campaign to stop construction of an internationally financed hydroelectric dam on the Gualcarque River, which the Lenca people consider sacred. Her friend Gustavo Castro, a Mexican environmentalist, was also shot but survived by playing dead. Seven men – including the the gunmen who carried out the attack and some middlemen – were convicted in 2018 of planning and carrying out the murder, which the court in Tegucigalpa ruled was ordered by executives of the Agua Zarca dam company Desa because of delays and financial losses linked to protests led by Cáceres. David Roberto Castillo Mejía, Desa’s president, was arrested on the second anniversary of the murder as he was about to fly to Houston, and indicted as the “intellectual author” of the murder. Castillo denies any wrongdoing and insists he and Cáceres were friends. The pair exchanged messages at around the same time the murder was being planned in late 2015, according to the phone evidence submitted to the court in the first trial. Castillo, a former Honduran military intelligence officer who trained at the prestigious West Point military academy in New York, is the only person so far charged with masterminding the crime. Lawyers representing the Cáceres family, who will prosecute Castillo alongside the state, will argue that the real masterminds – politically connected dam executives who they allege paid, ordered, benefited from and tried to cover up the murder – have so far been spared prosecution. They will also argue that the murder was a gender hate crime. On Monday, the judges agreed to admit the experts proposed by the family’s lawyers, and to call Daniel Atala, Desa’s financial manager who ran the company day-to-day with Castillo, as a witness. Atala’s father and uncles, the Atala Zablah brothers – Desa’s majority shareholders and members of one of the country’s most powerful clans – cannot be called, the court ruled. “Our struggle for justice was never about the hitmen. It’s always been about wanting to prosecute and jail the decision-makers – those who ordered and paid for her murder. After five years, things have not advanced substantially due to a lack of political will,” said Bertita Zúñiga, one of Cáceres’s daughters. “Having to confront this unwillingness in the justice system has been as painful for us as losing our mother.” Cáceres, who would have turned 50 this Thursday, was killed after suffering years of slander campaigns, sexual harassment, surveillance, false criminal charges and death threats perpetrated by people linked to the dam company. Her supporters say none of the political, judicial or security officials who enabled the persecution have been investigated. As co-founder of and coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (Copinh), she was best known for defending indigenous territory and natural resources, but Cáceres was also a respected political analyst, women’s rights defender and anti-capitalist campaigner. Before her death, she had repeatedly spoken out, claiming that the 2009 post-coup regime was implementing a form of social cleansing by using cold-war era counter-insurgency tactics to silence and eliminate community leaders and political opponents. She was a key figure in efforts to expose and resist the violence, corruption and impunity that have prompted hundreds of thousands of Hondurans to flee north. Last month, a group of influential Democratic US senators introduced legislation that would sanction President Juan Orlando Hernández – a key US ally whom US federal prosecutors have described as a drug trafficker – and cut off financial aid and ammunition sales to the country’s security forces. Hernandez has not been charged with any drug-related crimes. The second murder trial has been beset by delays. Castillo has spent three years on remand in part due to appeals lodged by his defence team challenging almost every ruling. Lawyers representing Desa have claimed Castillo is a political prisoner. Meanwhile in the Netherlands, Copinh and the family are suing the development bank FMO for financing Agua Zarca (as part of a coalition of international investors) despite warnings from Cáceres and NGOs that the local Lenca community was allegedly not consulted, as legally required, and was, they claim, being subjected to violent repression as it opposed construction. The bank denies any wrongdoing. The murder trial opens on 6 April in Tegucigalpa and is scheduled to last almost four weeks.
Data: Populace Inc.; Chart: Michelle McGhee/AxiosMany Americans assume the rest of the country doesn't share their political and policy priorities — but they're often wrong, according to new polling by Populace, first seen by Axios.Why it matters: The polling reveals that despite growing political polarization, Americans share similar long-term goals and priorities for the country. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeDriving the news: Addressing climate change and preserving clean air and water landed in respondents' top 5 personal priorities for the future of the U.S. — but they believe those issues rank closer to the bottom for "most others."Biden voters ranked climate issues higher than Trump voters, but successfully addressing climate change still landed in Trump voters' top 15 priorities. Meanwhile, most people said they care very little about the U.S. being the most powerful country in the world, even though they suspect it to be a middle-of-the-road priority for others.Priorities differed very little along gender, ethnicity, income and educational lines.Nine issues showed up in the top 15 priorities for both parties' voters. Biden and Trump voters both expressed a sense of urgency to address five: access to high quality health care; safety in communities and neighborhoods; criminal justice reforms; help for the middle class; and modernized infrastructure.Commitment to individual rights (such as free speech, peaceful assembly, to keep and bear arms and freedom of religion) landed in the top three priorities for both Biden and Trump supporters. It was the top priority for the group overall, too. National unity for the sake of unity was consistently one of the lowest priorities.How it works: Populace's polling techniques measure the ideals and opinions Americans personally hold, as well as what they perceive to be popular."We're social creatures," Populace President Todd Rose told Axios. Because of that, anytime an issue affects other people or is about identity, polling answers can be distorted — something the think tank is attempting to correct for.The bottom line: "It's an intensity of differences on a small number of things... that is bleeding out into this perception of we just don't agree on anything," Rose said. Methodology: The poll was conducted between January 21 and January 28th — the first week of the Biden administration. 2,010 U.S. citizens responded to the survey.Because of the choice-based conjoint polling method, a typical margin of error doesn’t apply. Pollsters used Root Likelihood. Certainty scores are 85.3% for personal responses and 84.5% for perceived societal responses.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free