Chinese carrier drills and stepped-up incursions into Taiwan's air defence zone in recent weeks are meant to send a message to Washington to stand down and back off, security sources in Taipei say. The increased activity - which China, unusually, described as "combat drills" on Wednesday - has raised alarm in both Taipei and Washington, though security officials do not see it as a sign of an imminent attack. Rather, according to an official familiar with Taiwan's security planning, at least some of the exercises are practicing "access denial" manoeuvres to prevent foreign forces from coming to Taipei's defence in a war.
Hyundai Motor Group said on Friday it has formed a new mobility division to launch more service models and named an outsider as its chief following his tenure with global tech giants such as Apple Inc and Microsoft. Song Chang-hyeon will lead the newly established Transportation-as-a-Service (TaaS) division, which will oversee mobility business for Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Corp, the parent company said in a statement. Besides working as an engineer with Apple and Microsoft, Song was the chief technology officer at South Korea's dominant web portal Naver, and also founded an autonomous transportation service startup, 42dot, which had Hyundai Motor and Kia as its early investors, according to the website.
Over the past few weeks, Rihanna has convinced everyone they need a leather blazer, sheer trousers, and a fringe. Now it’s time to add high-heeled flip-flops to the list. Rihanna recently stepped out, in Los Angeles, wearing a comfy tracksuit with a bowling bag, trucker hat, and a pair of strappy periwinkle flip-flops. Look close, and you’ll see that these are no ordinary flip-flops, these have a stiletto. It’s comfort in the front, fashion in the back. Not to mention a throwback to the late ’90s/early ’00s. RiRi isn’t the only one jumping on the heeled flip-flops trend for spring. The thong sandals that were once deemed controversial — and even crowned the “most hated sandal trend” — are having a moment. Fancy flip-flops were all over the spring ’21 runway popping up in shows from Stella McCartney, Acne Studios, and Tom Ford. These designers gave the humble flip-flop a much-needed makeover that played with proportions and added details that turned them into a trendy staple. (Again.) Now with Rihanna’s latest endorsement, it’s clear, heeled flip-flops are sticking around — just in time to show off that at-home pedicure. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Rihanna's Monochrome Look Is Perfect For Going OutThe Allure Of Shoes That Make Your Feet Look BigBarbie Ferreira's Sandals Are "Euphoria"-Approved
Researchers said vaccination is needed to boost immune responses, prevent reinfection and reduce transmission.
Bavarian Markus Soeder got a boost on Friday in the race to become the conservative bloc's chancellor candidate ahead of German election in September as a poll showed he is considerably more popular among voters than his rival Armin Laschet. With Christian Democrat (CDU) Chancellor Angela Merkel stepping down after the election, pressure is mounting on the bloc to agree on a candidate as its ratings wallow near a one-year low. The race between Armin Laschet, CDU chairman, and Soeder, head of the CDU's Bavarian CSU sister party, has descended into a messy spat despite both men vowing on Sunday to make a quick and amicable decision.
The cash injection comes as part of a £34 million Series B funding round, led by BP Ventures, in the Oxford-based firm.
His son Augustus will appear in the final series of the hit zombie show.
The France midfielder was signed as the world’s most expensive player by Mourinho in 2016, but their relationship eventually soured.
Grab Holdings, Southeast Asia's ride-hailing to delivery giant, is considering a secondary listing in its home market of Singapore after completing a Nasdaq listing via a $40 billion SPAC merger, three sources familiar with the matter said. Listing on Singapore Exchange would enable Grab to have an investor base close to where its regional business is based, the people said, potentially offering its customers, drivers and merchant partners easier access to trade its shares.
Migrant workers are swarming rail stations in India's financial capital Mumbai to go to their home villages as virus-control measures dry up work in the hard-hit region. “What do I do now?" asked Ramzan Ali, who'd been earning up to 500 rupees ($7) per day as a laborer but has been out of work for two weeks. An exodus ensued, with panicked day laborers hauling backpacks onto overcrowded trains leaving Mumbai — travel that raises fears of infections spreading in rural areas.
The scenario, which we've seen go wrong countless times in the past, had viewers heated.
Copenhagen-based DR Sales has picked up world rights to the Faroe Islands-set coming-of-age documentary “Skál,” produced by established production outfit Made in Copenhagen (“Motley’s Law,” “Putin’s Kiss”). Variety has been given exclusive access to the international trailer. Co-helmed by Danish-born Cecilie Debell (“My Mother Is Pink”) and Faroese debutant Marie Tórgarð, “Skál” marks the first […]
Tencent Holdings Ltd raised $4.15 billion on Friday in its second major bond deal in less than a year as global investors were enticed by its attractive pricing and overlooked a regulatory crackdown on China's tech giants. Asia's most valuable company said in a statement it raised $500 million in a 10-year tranche, $900 million in 20-year debt, $1.75 billion in 30 year and $1 billion in 40-year debt. The enthusiastic response contrasted with investor jitters around some state-owned Chinese issuers this week as the delayed release of China Huarong Asset Management Co's annual earnings prompted concerns over its ability to repay offshore debt.
Mikel Arteta has hailed Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe as “a joy to watch” after they dismantled Slavia Prague to fire Arsenal into the semi-finals of the Europa League. Saka found the net and Smith Rowe claimed an assist as Arsenal ran out 4-0 winners in the second leg to easily overturn their 1-1 draw at Emirates Stadium last week.
(Bloomberg) -- Brevan Howard Asset Management is preparing to start investing in digital assets, becoming the latest money manager seeking to exploit the cryptocurrency boom.The firm led by Aron Landy will begin by investing up to 1.5% of its $5.6 billion main hedge fund in digital assets, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The initial allocation will be overseen by Johnny Steindorff and Tucker Waterman, co-founders of crypto investment firm Distributed Global, the person said, asking not to be identified because the information is private.A spokesman for Jersey-based Brevan Howard declined to comment.The move is the latest signal that cryptocurrencies are going mainstream as Brevan Howard joins the likes of billionaire hedge fund managers Paul Tudor Jones and Marc Lasry in betting on digital assets. Only on Wednesday, crypto exchange Coinbase Global Inc. went public and hit a valuation above $112 billion.Brevan Howard’s fund will bet on the rising values of digital assets, and will focus on a wide range beyond just Bitcoin, the person said.Familiar GroundBrevan Howard is no stranger to digital assets. Co-founder Alan Howard invests his personal money into cryptocurrencies and the firm recently acquired a 25% stake in One River Asset Management, a $2.5 billion firm whose cryptocurrency funds are backed by Howard.The billionaire has been an investor in Distributed Global since early 2018, the person said. That firm also runs a crypto venture capital fund in partnership with Singapore’s Temasek Holdings Pte. All trading will take place through Elwood Asset Management, an affiliate platform started by Howard four years ago, the person said.Bitcoin has more than doubled this year, boosting the market for cryptocurrencies past $2 trillion, while the entry of big financial institutions into the space has been one of the biggest trends in the industry over the past few months. Tesla Inc. now accepts Bitcoin for its electric vehicles, and the company disclosed a $1.5 billion investment in the currency earlier this year.Both Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. have also announced plans to offer clients access to crypto investments.On its part, Brevan Howard had been developing its digital trading technologies and assessing the sector’s suitability for investors for the last few years, according to the person. It decided in the fourth quarter of last year that the industry had matured enough for it to deploy a small part of clients cash.Brevan Howard, best known for its macro trading prowess, is in expansion mode following a record year of gains. Investors who abandoned the firm amid years of mediocre returns are coming back: Assets that collapsed by over 80% from their peak to about $6 billion two years ago have since rebounded to above $13 billion.The firm’s main fund is run by a group of traders including Howard himself, Fash Golchin, Alfredo Saitta and Minal Bathwal. It gained 27.4% last year in its best annual return since 2003.(Updates with industry background in 8th 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.
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold talks on Friday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a show of support for the former Soviet state, which fears a Russian invasion. A massive build-up of Russian troops along the border has sparked new tensions in eastern Ukraine, where government forces have been battling pro-Russian separatists since 2014.President Macron will receive Zelensky for lunch in Paris and both men will then talk with Chancellor Angela Merkel by video link, the French presidency said on Thursday."Ukraine's sovereignty is under threat," a statement from Macron's office said, adding: "All our work is aimed at avoiding an escalation and defusing tensions."Zelensky's meeting with the leaders of France and Germany, who have been mediators in the conflict since 2015, comes as Ukraine accuses Russia of threatening to destroy it.Threat of war and destruction"They are openly threatening Ukraine with war and the destruction of Ukrainian statehood," Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told a press conference co-hosted with his counterparts from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania."The red line of Ukraine is the state border. If Russia crosses the red line, then it will have to suffer," he warned.In recent weeks Moscow has amassed tens of thousands of troops along Ukraine's northern and eastern borders, as well as on the Crimean peninsula which Moscow annexed in 2014.Russia's defence ministry says the troops are merely responding to "threatening" actions by the Nato alliance and participating in military drills.Ukraine, where a pro-Kremlin president was ousted in a popular uprising in 2014, has made clear its ambition to join Nato.On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden and Germany's Merkel called on Russia to reduce its border deployment.Biden has proposed a summit with Putin -- an offer that Russia is still considering.Some observers have cast the escalation as an attempt by both Moscow and Kiev to test new US President Biden to see how far he is willing to go to defend Washington's ally and confront Russia.
Oslo, 16 April 2021: Scatec ASA will release its first quarter results on Friday 30 April 2021 at 07:00 am (CEST). A presentation of the results followed by a Q&A session will be held through a live webcast on the same day at 08:00 am. You can follow the webcast from our website www.scatec.com, or Scatec Webcast Q1 2021 (royalcast.com) You may ask questions through the webcast solution, or email your question in advance to email@example.com. For further information, please contact: Ingrid Aarsnes, VP Communication & IR Tel: +47 950 38 364 Ingrid.firstname.lastname@example.org About Scatec ASA: Scatec is a leading renewable power producer, delivering affordable and clean energy worldwide. As a long- term player, Scatec develops, builds, owns and operates solar, wind and hydro power plants and storage solutions. In the first half of 2021, Scatec will have a total of 3.3 GW in operation on four continents and more than 500 employees. The company is targeting 15 GW capacity in operation or under construction by the end of 2025. Scatec is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ‘SCATC’. To learn more, visit www.scatec.com, or connect with us on Linkedin This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to Section 5-12 the Norwegian Securities Trading Act
Of all the skin-care topics I've covered in my years reporting on beauty, chemical peels are one of the most polarizing. The word "peel" alone implies a reptilian shedding process that is nothing short of scary as hell. I get it — who wants to walk around with massive patches of croissant-like flakes falling off their face?Still, there's a reason why the treatment comes highly recommended by experts and dermatologists. Board-certified dermatologist Suneel Chilukuri, MD, says that chemical peels target a wide range of skin concerns, including acne, discolouration, and uneven texture. "If the right peel is used, even those with rosacea and sensitive skin can benefit from the treatment," Dr. Chilukuri says. "Peels also improve the overall barrier function of the skin."The magic is in the acids used for peels. Dr Chilukuri explains that peels can function as single acids or be mixed with exfoliating agents. "Typical peeling agents are alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids, which work by penetrating the skin and releasing the bonds between cells that hold them together," he says. "This allows the cells to exfoliate more effectively and bring new, fresh cells to the surface." I'd gotten a gentle chemical peel once before, but decided to get a more intense treatment recently. Aside from wanting to hit a major reset button on my dull, tired pandemic complexion, I also thought now would be the best time for a chemical peel, since no one would see me crusty and dry while I moulted.This time around, I took selfies detailing my post-treatment process. I invite you to join me on my chemical-peel journey through a series of very up-close, not particularly unflattering selfies, ahead... as long as you promise not to judge me.Refinery29's selection is purely editorial and independently chosen – we only feature items we love! As part of our business model we do work with affiliates; if you directly purchase something from a link on this article, we may earn a small amount of commission. Transparency is important to us questions please reach out to us. Before Chemical PeelHere's a look at my skin before my PCA Peel, which I got at KUR Skin Lab in New York City. Before my treatment, my skin-care routine mainly consisted of a cleanser, adapalene gel, Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream Moisturizer, and Supergoop Glow Screen. With residual hyperpigmentation popping up from maskne breakouts, and feeling lackluster overall, I knew it was time to see a professional.During Chemical PeelMy esthetician at KUR blended 12% lactic acid, 6% TCA (trichloroacetic acid), kojic acid, and azelaic acid to treat my skin. You won't find it in products for over-the-counter use, but TCA is a popular active used in professional chemical peels. "This removes surface cells in a controlled manner to instigate a healing response and allow new cells to rise to the surface," Dr. Chilukuri explains.My aesthetician thoroughly cleansed and exfoliated my face, then brushed on the chemical concoction. I was warned to expect slight tingling or burning but felt neither. She felt confident that my skin could handle four layers of acid — she usually takes her clients up to six layers, depending on their skin type. PCA peel administrators work on a "one to ten" pain scale, Dr Chilukuri explains. "This helps us understand the level of sensation they are feeling," he says. "More isn't always better, as over-treatment can make some conditions, like hyperpigmentation, worse."Once my aesthetician neutralised my peel, she applied sunscreen, eye cream, and a nourishing lip balm. The entire process took roughly 45 minutes.After Chemical PeelThe KUR Skin Lab team sent me on my way with specific instructions and a PCA Skin Post-Treatment kit, which included a cleanser, balm, cortisone ointment, and sunscreen — all instructed to use for seven days following my treatment. I was sad to kiss my usual lineup goodbye for a week but was committed to healing my skin.Immediately after the treatment, my skin felt noticeably greasier than usual, but my aesthetician instructed me not to wash my face for 24 hours following the treatment. She also recommended avoiding direct sunlight and sweating (the perfect excuse to hit snooze on my daily workout).Night Of Chemical PeelAs the evening progressed, I noticed the greasy cast left behind on my skin turn a few shades darker than my complexion, almost like I was wearing the wrong shade of foundation. My skin grew increasingly shiny, which further tempted me to wash my face before the 24 hour mark, but I fought the urge. First Face Wash (24 Hours Post-Peel)The minute that 24th hour hit, you bet I was in the shower rinsing off my face. The cleanser in my post-treatment kit was a creamy, gel-like formula that didn't create a soapy lather. I was worried that it wouldn't thoroughly remove the greasy residue left on my face, but it did. I was thrilled to have clean skin but knew to expect some peeling in the not too distant future.Day 1: PeelingMy skin first started peeling around my mouth area, which wasn't surprising considering that it's usually my face's driest area. I felt more taut than usual but didn't notice any other unexpected irritation post-peel.Day 2: Peeling (Morning)Okay, this isn't the sexiest photo of myself, but I took it before I could even get out of bed on day two. Peeling was in full swing. The dry patches started to inch up towards my nose and into my cheek zone this time. The areas that peeled also seemed noticeably darker than usual, which made my skin look splotchy. Yikes.Day 2: Peeling (Evening) By day two, night two, the peeling along my chin area was super visible and formed a bold demarcation line between my new skin and the shedding skin. Day 3: Peeling On day three, my skin took on a scalier look. My forehead, nose, and chin had a flaky white cast not even a face mask could hide when I stepped outside. I also experienced moderate itching in some areas, but nothing a slight tap with my finger didn't fix. At this point, I remained consistent with the post-care product regimen and found that reapplying the PCA Skin Silkcoat Balm in the kit throughout the day helped my skin feel more hydrated.Day 4: PeelingFinally, day four came around, and I didn't feel like a cracked marble statue. The shedding was focused around my forehead and hairline area, but the rest of my skin started to look and feel smoother. Alas, I was sort of normal again.Day 5: PeelingBy day five, I felt like myself but much drier. My shedding had almost wholly subsided, but there was nothing I wanted more than to layer on a hydrating sheet mask. While my skin did feel parched, I was relieved not to wake up to large patches of skin flaking off my face. I continued with the PCA post-care regimen and layered on some of my go-to Supergoop sunscreen before heading outdoors for extra hydration and protection. If you haven't been diligent with sun care before a chemical peel, don't plan on slacking after one: It's the single most crucial step to protecting your skin, especially while it's vulnerable. "Sunscreen is an absolute non-negotiable," Dr Chilukuri says. Skipping out on sunscreen could lead to burning or worsening discoloration, which you can easily avoid by shielding your skin from the sun.Day 6 On the sixth day post-peel, I was greeted by a smoother, more radiant face. If you're considering a chemical peel, bear in mind that the process is different for everyone, and in some cases, you may not even visibly peel. "Visible exfoliation is not an indication of the success of a peel treatment," Dr Chilukuri says. "Some exfoliation is at the cellular level and not as noticeable, while other peeling is more dramatic." The main thing to remember is that your peel ingredients are the most important component and are meant to treat your specific concerns, not solely to remove layers of your skin. As you can see in this photo, my skin isn't perfect. I still have some discoloration and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation in areas. It's a reminder to myself and everyone inclined to invest in chemical peels that the treatment isn't a magic wand made to solve your skin-care concerns instantly.My aesthetician encouraged me to make regular peels part of my routine, and space them out six to eight weeks apart. Talk to your expert candidly about a peel frequency that works for your lifestyle and budget (and plan around major events and vacations). Consider it a slow yet effective burn with results well worth having flaky-biscuit skin for a week.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
The Queen’s Gambit break-out Jacob Fortune-Lloyd is to star as Beatles manager Brian Epstein in biopic Midas Man. As previously announced, filmmaker and acclaimed music director Jonas Akerlund (Lords Of Chaos) is directing and will have an input on the soundtrack. The film will chart Epstein’s (aka Eppy) role in the cultural revolution and creative […]
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