Alaska officials and authorities in the Canadian Province of British Columbia have announced they have completed and will not continue data collection on three transboundary watersheds, despite concerns from fishing and tribal interests that the effort does not go far enough. The work stemmed from concerns about possible impacts mining activity in Canada could have on waters that cross into Alaska. A 22-page final report released Thursday culminated two years of data collected from water, sediment and fish tissue from three bodies of water.
A German frigate will set sail for Asia in August and, on its return journey, become the first German warship to cross the South China Sea since 2002, senior government officials in Berlin said on Tuesday. China claims almost all the energy-rich waters of the South China Sea, where it has established military outposts on artificial islands. The United States regularly accuses Beijing of militarizing the South China Sea and trying to intimidate Asian neighbours who might want to exploit its extensive oil and gas reserves.
Arctic Glacier, a leading provider of premium ice products and services announces the acquisition of Southeastern Ice.
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Minnesota United signed veteran forward Juan Agudelo to a one-year deal with a team option for 2022. Agudelo, 28, had three goals in 14 appearances (nine starts) with Inter Miami CF last season. Signed as a Homegrown player by the New York Red Bulls in 2010, Agudelo has 229 MLS appearances (141 starts) with 49 goals and 22 assists.
British finance minister Rishi Sunak plans to say in a budget speech on Wednesday that he will do "whatever it takes" to support the economy, and that the task of fixing the public finances will only begin once the country is recovering from the COVID-19 crisis. "We're using the full measure of our fiscal firepower to protect the jobs and livelihoods of the British people," Sunak will say, according to excerpts of the speech to parliament released by the finance ministry on Tuesday. Britain has suffered the biggest COVID-19 death toll in Europe and the heaviest economic shock among big rich countries, according to the headline measures of official data, after shrinking by 10% last year, its worst slump in three centuries.
The NEXT: 21 to watch in 2021 —Bianca Smith, professional baseball's first female coach talks about how she got where she is and what's next.
Nicola McIntyre, 32, from Hull, struggled from mental health issues in the wake of a work friend’s “betrayal” and flashbacks of a brutal sex attack.
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Cancel all planned coal projects globally to end ‘deadly addiction’, says UN chiefCall comes at event hosted by UK government, which is under pressure over planned coalmine in Cumbria An artist impression of UK’s planned first deep coal mine in 30 years in West Cumbria near Whitehaven. Photograph: West Cumbria Mining Company
Company confirms that ‘Ann Hebert made the decision to resign’
Hovik, Norway, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hydro’s customers can now base buying decisions on facts. The blockchain pilot project launched in collaboration with DNV documents product claims for Hydro CIRCAL and Hydro REDUXA. “We see that our customers and their customers request trusted information documenting the footprint from our materials and production. The aim of the pilot is to test a platform that supports manufacturers and brands to back their sustainability claims with verified data. This will allow them to trace the metal from the factory gates until it reaches the customer,” says Bjørn Kjetil Mauritzen, Head of Sustainability in Hydro. The focus on more sustainable products, standards and operations have increased drastically in recent years. With the vast amount of information and various standards, providing access to quality facts that can enable the customers to review products from start to finish is more important than ever. By doing so the customer can make greener purchase decisions based on facts and not just green promises. Tag. Trace. Trust.Hydro will implement the blockchain powered Tag. Trace. Trust. service developed by DNV. It allows anyone to instantly check the validity, data and authenticity of the product’s environmental profile. “In this way, the aluminum product passport, with its unique digital ID, attached to the product displays key sustainability facts such as low-carbon aluminum and post-consumer scrap content,” explains Lin Jacobsen Hammer, Business Development & Sustainability Manager in DNV. From raw material to a park bench In the pilot phase, Hydro and DNV will work together with the renowned outdoor furniture maker Vestre. The company uses Hydro CIRCAL in selected furniture lines. The product data on the platform gives the company and their customer traceability of the aluminium and the CO2 emission from raw material to a finished bench in a public park. The next step is to review the experience from the pilot to assess how Hydro can implement the platform to a standardized model. The goal is to roll-out the platform to more customers. “Ultimately this pilot is made possible through the work we have invested in our greener brands in the past years. As a result, we can now explore how new technology can provide the market and the conscious consumer with key data – presented in a way they understand and trust - as a part of our agenda of driving sustainability,” says Jørgen Hansson, project lead in Hydro. Hydro plans to roll out the pilot in 2021. -END- ****** ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FACT BOXHow could a blockchain-enabled system provide provenance and responsible production claims? A producer can document product quality, environmental impact and sustainability improvements distinctive to their products and make it available in a blockchain-based ecosystem. This creates differentiation in a competitive market increasingly looking for transparency and builds added trust in 3rd party validated sustainability claims. The trustworthiness and security builds on 3 factors: Each certificate or product passport is equipped with a unique digital identity and therefore traceable. Documents equipped with a tag are therefore 100% authentic and unique and safely stored on the blockchain. Anyone can easily trace its origin at source and check authenticity and details on the blockchain. More on Tag. Trace. Trust. solution on dnv.com website ******* About HydroHydro – the energy and aluminium company Hydro is a leading industrial company that builds businesses and partnerships for a more sustainable future. We develop industries that matter to people and society. Since 1905, Hydro has turned natural resources into valuable products for people and businesses, creating a safe and secure workplace for our 34,000 employees in more than 140 locations and 40 countries. Today, we own and operate various businesses and have investments with a base in sustainable industries. Hydro is through its businesses present in a broad range of market segments for aluminium, energy, metal recycling, renewables and batteries, offering a unique wealth of knowledge and competence. About DNV DNV is a global independent certification, assurance and risk management provider, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise, DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry benchmarks, drives innovative solutions. Whether certifying a company’s management system or products, providing training, assessing supply chains or digital assets, DNV enables customers and stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence, continually improve and realize long-term strategic goals sustainably. DNV draws on its wide technical and industry expertise to help companies worldwide build consumer and stakeholder trust. Driven by its purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, DNV helps tackle the challenges and global transformations facing its customers and the world today and is a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies. CONTACT: Faith Beaty DNV Business Assurance USA Inc. 281-396-1757 Faith.Beaty@dnv.com
The Serious Fraud Office has questioned two further people over the collapse of London Capital & Finance, the agency has announced. In a statement, the organisation said: “On 5 March and 15 December 2020, two further individuals in the Kent area were interviewed for money laundering in connection with the LCF investigation.” LCF collapsed in 2019 after raising £236 million from more than 10,000 mostly elderly savers.
At the almost empty "Wall Street" bar and restaurant in Tokyo's Kayabacho financial district, three groups of patrons dine quietly at tables separated by partitions. The sedate scene is a far cry from the area's heyday 30 years ago when traders flush from big wins on the nearby Tokyo Stock Exchange routinely crowded the restaurant's bar, downing glasses of premium whiskey. Even though Japanese stocks are scaling giddy heights not seen since the asset inflation bubble of the late 1980s and early 1990s, bars and restaurants in the financial district aren't along for the ride.
UK green recovery: 'government stuck in past' warns LabourShadow business secretary Ed Miliband says Conservatives are ‘allergic’ to required intervention Shadow business secretary Ed Miliband said the Conservative government was ‘reluctant to do what is necessary’ Photograph: Jeff Overs/PA
Yesterday was a great day for space investors, with shares of pretty much every special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in the sector popping on the exciting news that Rocket Lab stock is finally going public (with a little help from Vector Acquisition Corporation). Why is sentiment turning against Virgin Galactic today?
On March 2, 2021 JSC Olainfarm organized its Investor Conference Online Webinar. During the webinar Chairperson of Management Board Jeroen Weites and member of the management board Zane Kotāne analyzed the financial results of fourth quarter and 12 months 2020 and informed about other recent activities within the company. The recorded webinar is available online: https://bit.ly/3kBxkw4; and the presentation, demonstrated during the webinar, is available in the attachment. Methodology for alternative performance indicators is disclosed in Annual report for 2020 (page 15). Olainfarm thanks all participants, who joined the webinar, and encourages everybody to follow company’s announcements to get information on the next webinar! JSC Olainfarm, a part of Olainfarm Group, is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the Baltic States offering high quality medicine and chemical pharmaceutical products. The business strategy “FORWARD” highlights the company’s main vision – to become one of the TOP10 Central and Eastern European manufacturing companies by 2025. With nearly 50 years of expertise, Olainfarm Group delivers sustainable healthcare products and services with added value to patients in more than 50 countries all over the world via its key subsidiaries – pharmaceutical company JSC Olainfarm, food supplement & medical device producer Silvanols, elastic & compression material producer Tonus Elast, pharmacy chain Latvijas Aptieka and healthcare & diagnostics centres DiaMed & OlainMed. Additional information: Jānis Dubrovskis Investor Relations Advisor of JSC Olainfarm Phone: +371 29178878 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Attachment Webinar 2020 _Final
NEW YORK, March 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fusion Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE: FSNB.U) (the “Company”) today announced that it closed its initial public offering of 50,000,000 units, including 6,500,000 units issued pursuant to the exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option. The offering was priced at $10.00 per unit, resulting in gross proceeds of $500,000,000. The units are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) and commenced trading under the ticker symbol “FSNB.U” on February 26, 2021. Each unit consists of one share of Class A common stock and one-third of one redeemable warrant, with each whole warrant exercisable to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. Only whole warrants will be exercisable. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the shares of Class A common stock and warrants are expected to be listed on the NYSE under the symbols “FSNB” and “FSNB WS,” respectively. Fusion Acquisition Corp. II, founded and led by CEO John James, is a blank-check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The Company intends to focus on businesses with an enterprise value of approximately $1.5 billion to $5 billion that are providing or changing technology within the fintech or wealth, investment, and asset management sectors, or certain types of technology companies that lie adjacent to the fintech sector. The Company board comprises Non-Executive Chairman Jim Ross, CEO John James, CFO Jeff Gary, and Directors Kelly Driscoll and Ben Buettell. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. acted as the sole book-running manager for the offering. Odeon Capital Group, LLC acted as lead manager for the offering. Of the proceeds received from the consummation of the initial public offering and a simultaneous private placement of warrants, $500,000,000 (or $10.00 per unit sold in the public offering) was placed in trust. An audited balance sheet of the Company as of March 2, 2021 reflecting receipt of the proceeds upon consummation of the initial public offering and the private placement will be included as an exhibit to a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The offering was made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained from Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Attention: Capital Markets, 499 Park Avenue, 5th Floor New York, New York 10022; Email: email@example.com. A registration statement relating to these securities was declared effective by the SEC on February 25, 2021. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Forward Looking-Statements This press release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements,” including with respect to the initial public offering and search for an initial business combination. No assurance can be given that the proceeds of the offering will be used as indicated. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s registration statement and prospectus for the initial public offering filed with the SEC. Copies are available on the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law. Contact Cody SlachGateway Investor Relations(949) 574-3860FUSION@gatewayir.com
‘I’m totally convinced there will be no customers who really want to stay with the petrol engine’, Volvo Cars chief executive Hakan Samuelsson tells The Independent
Dahua Technology is rolling out a new 4 X 5MP multi-flex panoramic camera for its North America market.