Nujoud Merancy talks about the trickle down benefits of making living and working in space viable.
Nujoud Merancy talks about the trickle down benefits of making living and working in space viable.
Moves for Christian Eriksen, Dayot Upamecano and Joshua King make the headlines on Friday.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 15 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Friday (22 January), taking the country’s total case count to 59,250.
Bangkok [Thailand], January 22 (ANI): Indian mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa have progressed into the semi-finals of the ongoing Thailand Open after a thrilling win over Malaysia's Goh Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon here on Friday.
The Parkinsons Disease (PD) Drugs Market will grow by $ 1.57 bn during 2020-2024
The father-son relationship of the petitioner and the deceased does not entail any such right of the petitioner to the progeny of his son, the court said.
Hear me out: why Batman v Superman isn't a bad movieThe latest in our series of writers standing up for derided films is in praise of Zack Snyder’s gloomy superhero match-up
(Bloomberg) -- Oil fell below $53 a barrel on a steadily deteriorating short-term demand outlook and a gain in the dollar that reduced the appeal of commodities priced in the currency.Futures in New York declined 1.1%. President Joe Biden warned of roughly another 100,000 American deaths over the next month, while data showed New York traffic thinned from a month earlier. Some Shanghai residents have been banned from leaving the city, while part of Hong Kong is being locked down, the latest in a series of measures to rein in a resurgence of the virus in China.There were signs, however, that the demand picture in Asia may not be as bad as previously thought. Physical prices in the spot market have firmed this week amid a flurry of buying by Chinese, Indian and Thai refiners.Crude is still trading near the highest level in almost a year as investors pile into commodities. There’s also been a boost to energy use from a frigid winter and investors are hoping for a big dose of stimulus spending from the Biden administration. Saudi Arabia’s unilateral output cuts have eased concerns the market would be over-supplied, helping to reshape the oil futures curve.“We have short-term demand concerns with enhanced lockdowns taking place globally, such as those in China and Malaysia,” said Suvro Sarkar, an energy analyst at DBS Bank Ltd. in Singapore. But that’s being balanced by hopes for U.S. stimulus, vaccines being rolled out and OPEC+’s supply discipline, meaning Brent should continue to trade near $55 a barrel in the near future, he said.The prompt timespreads for Brent and WTI are 12 cents and 7 cents a barrel, respectively, in backwardation. That’s a bullish market structure where near-dated prices are more expensive than later-dated ones.President Biden, meanwhile, is poised to suspend the sale of oil and gas leases on U.S. federal land, which accounts for about 10% of U.S. supplies, according to four people familiar with the matter. The moratorium is set to be unveiled along with a raft of other climate policies next week, according to the people, who asked for anonymity to discuss plans not yet public.The administration’s initial steps -- including the suspension of the leases, a focus on fiscal spending and a likely delay in lifting sanctions on Iran --- may help tighten the oil market this year and next, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said in a note. A speedier vaccine rollout could also boost jet fuel demand, it said.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.
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(Bloomberg) -- Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will set out plans in his budget in six weeks’ time to start restoring order to the U.K.’s finances, a person familiar with the matter said, as the country heads toward its biggest peacetime budget deficit.While the extent of any measures the chancellor will announce on March 3 is dependent on the evolution of the pandemic between now and then, the Treasury wants to have a plan that looks beyond Covid at how to close the deficit, according to the person, who spoke anonymously because no decisions have been taken.In a sign of the damage inflicted on the economy by the coronavirus outbreak, data Friday showed government borrowing climbed to a record 270.8 billion pounds ($370 billion) in the first nine months of the fiscal year. Pandemic spending has helped push the national debt above 2 trillion pounds for the first time, emphasizing the challenge Sunak now faces.While spending to fight the pandemic has been the “fiscally responsible” approach, “once our economy begins to recover, we should look to return the public finances to a more sustainable footing,” Sunak said on Friday.The chancellor has previously called reining in the deficit a “sacred duty” and has hinted at tax rises ahead. At the same time, with the country in a third economically-damaging national lockdown, business groups and economists warn that if he attempts to cut spending or raise taxes too soon, he risks stifling the country’s recovery from its worst recession in 300 years.Nevertheless, Sunak will address the sustainability of the country’s finances because it marks an important dividing line between his Conservative Party and the opposition Labour Party, according to the person.The Office for Budget Responsibility has predicted the U.K. budget deficit for the full fiscal year will reach 394 billion pounds, or 19% of economic output -- the biggest among major industrial nations. Further stimulus has been announced since that forecast.The chancellor already took some steps to rein in expenditure at a spending review in November, by cutting overseas development aid and freezing the pay of millions of public sector workers.Sunak has told Tory Members of Parliament in private meetings that demands for more public spending could necessitate spending cuts elsewhere, or tax rises, the Financial Times reported on Thursday. It cited one lawmaker as saying the chancellor wants to wean Tories off “the magic money tree.”The newspaper also said that Sunak is expected to raise corporation tax from its current rate of 19% in March, with further tax rises due in a second budget in November. The chancellor has scope to lift it to as high as 23%, raising 14 billion pounds a year, and still be below the average rate in developed countries, the paper said.The Treasury declined to comment on the prospect of tax rises.(Adds new deficit figures 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.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
British retail sales bounced back weakly in December as shops in England emerged from November's four-week lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19, while public borrowing this financial year has hit a fresh record high. Retail sales volumes rose 0.3% in December, far less than economists' expectations in a Reuters poll for a 1.2% increase, leaving them 2.9% higher than a year earlier, official figures showed on Friday. But for 2020 as a whole, retail sales were down 1.9% - the biggest calendar-year fall on record - and clothing sales slumped by more than a quarter.
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Participation notification by Blackrock Inc. Brussels, 22 January 2021, 08:30 CET - According to Belgian transparency legislation (Law of May 2, 2007), BlackRock Inc. (55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY, 10055, U.S.A.) recently sent to Solvay the following transparency notifications indicating that it crossed the threshold of 3%. Here is a summary of the moves: Date on which the threshold was crossedVoting rights after the transactionEquivalent financial instruments after the transactionTotalJanuary 18, 20212.84%0.18%3.01%January 19, 20213.01%0.09%3.10% The latest notification, dated January 20, 2021, contains the following information: Reason for the notification: acquisition or disposal of voting securities or voting rightsNotified by: BlackRock Inc. (55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY, 10055, U.S.A.)Date on which the threshold is crossed: January 19, 2021Threshold of direct voting rights crossed: 3% upwardsDenominator: 105,876,416Additional information: The disclosure obligation arose due to voting rights attached to shares for BlackRock, Inc. going above 3%. Transparency notifications and the full chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held is available on the Investor Relations Section of Solvay's website. Attachments Solvay_2021-01-18_Issuer_signed Solvay_2021-01-19_Issuer_signed 20210119_transparency declaration Blackrock-EN
Overall debt hit a new record-high £2.13 trillion at the end of December.
If you want to receive twice-daily briefings like this by email, sign up to the Front Page newsletter here. For two-minute audio updates, try The Briefing - on podcasts, smart speakers and WhatsApp. Cash support for all Covid cases under consideration Get Covid, get paid? Ministers are considering paying £500 to everyone who tests positive for coronavirus, under plans that would cost the state almost £2bn a month. Health officials are understood to have drawn up proposals amid fears just one person in six with symptoms is coming forward for tests as some worry a positive result would cost them too dearly. Only those on a low income who cannot work from home and are eligible for benefits can apply for a "support payment". But ministers are considering replacing it with a universal payment. Health Editor Laura Donnelly reports on what else is suggested in the policy papers. And let Matt raise a smile with today's homeschooling-inspired cartoon. Meanwhile, ministers are trying to force Boris Johnson into closing Britain's borders to foreigners amid a growing Cabinet row over how to prevent new Covid variants spreading to the UK. The option of banning all non-British travellers from entering the country was previously rejected by the Prime Minister. But it is back on the agenda for a meeting of the Cabinet's Covid operations committee within days. Home Affairs Editor Charles Hymas explains the internal battle over borders between the Cabinet doves and Treasury hawks. Matthew Lynn says it might have worked for Australia, but a closed Britain would be a "catastrophe". Brexit could boost our sales, predicts Nissan boss The Brexit deal is a positive development that could turbocharge sales for Nissan and transform the UK car industry, a top executive at the firm has said. Marking a major change of rhetoric by the Japanese business following years of speculation it could close its Sunderland plant, chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta said that Boris Johnson's deal has prevented turmoil - and dismissed disruption at UK ports as "peanuts". Meet the Trumpdashians: A new reality beckons? Lights! Camera! Enter... the 'Trumpdashians'? For political ambitions nurtured on The Apprentice and executed with the shallow bombast of the Kardashians, it was only right that the Trump presidency ended like a reality show this week. What if the family really was a cast of characters in an addictive fly-on-the-wall show? Guy Kelly imagines how the ex-president's TV background could become a lucrative family affair. At a glance: More coronavirus headlines Postcode lottery | By area: Percentage of over-80s with first dose Vaccines | Unions 'stopping fire service from helping rollout' Dr Fauci | 'I can tell the truth now Donald Trump has gone' Education | Pupils given laptops infected with Russian malware Glasto-no! | Fear not… what could replace festival this year Also in the news: Today's other headlines UK weather | Dozens of elderly residents were rescued after Storm Christoph flooded their Cheshire homes and left them stranded without electricity and heating. The 45-strong group - some in their mid-90s - tried to adhere to social distancing as they climbed aboard a boat crewed by firefighters. As the storm gives way to colder weather, temperatures could drop as low as -10c in the coming days. View the latest forecast. BBC | No decriminalisation of television licence fee evasion Bernardine Evaristo | 'Empire' honours are worth taking Grey menace | Royal Forestry Society calls for squirrel cull Obituary | Lady Mary Colman, cousin of the Queen, dies at 88 Weekly news quiz | Which Cabinet minister is self-isolating? Around the world: High and dry off Italy Italian officials measure the carcass of a whale that died in waters off the southern town of Sorrento. The dead animal was towed to the port of Naples by patrol boats of the Italian coastguard and was landed yesterday morning. View today's gallery for more striking world pictures.
While his India team mates lapped up the acclaim after returning from their triumphant Australia tour, Mohammed Siraj drove straight from Hyderabad airport to a burial ground to pay his respects to his father, who passed away in November. The right-arm quick was one of the heroes of India's epic 2-1 series victory in Australia, where he finished as their leading wicket-taker. After this father, Mohammed Ghouse, died on Nov. 20 the pacer's mother and India captain Virat Kohli urged him to stay on in Australia rather than head home to grieve with his family, despite having no assurances he would feature in the series.
It's premature to call them Britain's best sailing double act since Nelson and Hardy but for all the technical talk at the America's Cup, the alchemy for high seas success could be much more personal.
A string of recent events in China's payments industry suggests the duopoly comprising Ant Group and Tencent may be getting a shakeup. Following the abrupt call-off of Ant's public sale and a government directive to reform the firm's business, the Chinese authorities sent another message this week signaling its plan to curb concentration in the flourishing digital payments industry. The set of draft rules, designed to regulate non-bank payments and released by the People's Bank of China (PBOC) this week, said any non-bank payments processor with over one-third of the non-bank payments market or two companies with a combined half of the market could be subject to regulatory warnings from the anti-monopoly authority under the State Council.
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