Charlize Theron was among those paying tribute.
The late Lee Kuan Yew’s lawyer Kwa Kim Li appeared in court on 3 December)to testify in the libel suit against TOC chief editor Terry Xu.
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the CrowdStrike fiscal third-quarter 2021 results conference call. With me on the call are George Kurtz, president and chief executive officer and co-founder of CrowdStrike; and Burt Podbere, chief financial officer.
Shorn of captain Pablo Matera and two other players after old racist posts resurfaced on social media, a depleted Argentina will look to cap a rollercoaster tour of Australia with victory over the Wallabies in the Tri-Nations finale on Saturday. Both sides still have a mathematical chance of wresting the title away from New Zealand, though the Pumas would need to win by 93 points and Australia by 101 at Western Sydney Stadium for that to happen. Argentina, the toast of the rugby world last month after beating New Zealand for the first time, head into Saturday's clash after a major embarrassment that came hot on the heels of their 38-0 drubbing by the All Blacks.
Lawyers say barriers to accessing quality legal representation and lack of access to communication in removal centres forced Jamaican nationals to mount legal challenges in final days before removal
Press Release, 3 December 2020 Systemair ABs (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: SYSR) Interim Report Q2 for the financial year 2020/21 will be published at 08:00 CET on December 10, 2020. A telephone conference will be held at 09:00 CET on December 10, 2020. The report will be presented by Roland Kasper, CEO, and Anders Ulff, CFO. In order to participate in the telephone conference: Call 0200-883 685 (SE) alternative international call +46 8 566 426 51 and enter code 44319245# minutes before start. The presentation will be published on group.systemair.com For further information contact: Roland Kasper, CEO, + 46 73 094 40 13, +46 222 440 13Anders Ulff, CFO, + 46 70 577 40 09, +46 222 44 009 Systemair AB, SE-739 30 Skinnskatteberg, Sweden, +46 222 440 00, www.systemair.com Systemair in briefSystemair is a leading ventilation company with operations in 50 countries in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Africa. The Company had sales of SEK 8.9 billion in the 2019/20 financial year and employs approximately 6,200 people. Systemair has reported an operating profit every year since 1974, when the company was founded. Over the past 10 years, the Company's growth rate has averaged about 11 percent. Systemair contributes to enhance the indoor environment with energy efficient and sustainable products that reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Systemair has well-established operations in growth markets. The Group's products are marketed under the Systemair, Frico, Fantech and Menerga brands. Systemair shares have been quoted on the Mid Cap List of the Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm since October 2007. The Group comprises about 80 companies. Attachment Pressrelease_Systemair_Q2_2020-21_förhandsinfo_EN
TomTom-Backed EU Initiative Delivers Road Safety Data Ecosystem TomTom-Backed EU Initiative Delivers Road Safety Data Ecosystem Reciprocal vehicle, community and infrastructure data exchange to help power TomTom safety services AMSTERDAM, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Location technology specialist, TomTom (TOM2), today announced that its collaboration with the European Commission-backed Data for Road Safety initiative has resulted in a ready-to-deploy system to warn drivers about dangerous driving conditions. Automakers, Tier 1 suppliers, road traffic authorities, EU member states and location technology providers, partnered on a proof of concept (POC) between June and October 2020. They have now signed a multi-party agreement (MPA) committing to the long-term, reciprocal exchange of data in order to make roads safer. Using the latest connected car technologies, vehicles can detect and warn occupants about dangerous road conditions – for example, when roads are slippery. These warnings can also be beneficial to other drivers, automated-driving vehicles and road operators. In the POC, vehicle-generated data, along with infrastructure information, was shared using a decentralized data collaboration architecture. TomTom played a critical role by taking these datasets, processing them, and delivering them back to other vehicles via its live Traffic services, and to road authorities. Ralf-Peter Schäfer, VP Traffic and Travel, TomTom, said: “Accidents and other safety-critical events happen fast, making it a real challenge to warn drivers in time. With this safety-focused collaboration, we’ve been able to prove that a reciprocal exchange of data can power services that help solve this issue – delivering comprehensive hazard notifications to drivers, faster than ever before.” TomTom has quickly adopted the available information which will be integrated in its consumer and in-vehicle applications to make sure it benefits as many drivers possible. In addition, the available data will be one of the sources used to power the newly developed Hazard Warnings service which will be in the first road vehicles in 2021. TomTom Hazard Warnings features an industry-first low-latency push service that sends detected hazard alerts to a vehicle in under five seconds. Join our dedicated Hazard Warnings webinar on 10 December at 4pm CET to learn more about how TomTom is increasing safety for the road ahead. #FutureOfDriving #MappingaSaferFuture Notes to editors Data for Road Safety Ecosystem includes the following organizations: EU member states and road authorities: Austria, ASFINAG; Belgium, Flanders AWV; England - Highways England; Finland Traffic Management Finland Ltd & Intelligent Traffic Management Finland Ltd; Germany, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure; Luxembourg, Ministry of the Economy; Spain (Ministry of Home Affairs, Dirección General de Tráfico – DGT) and The Netherlands, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management; Location technology providers: HERE Europe B.V. and TomTom Traffic B.V. Automotive suppliers: NIRA Dynamics Automobile manufacturers: European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA); BMW AG; Ford Motor Company; Mercedes Benz AG and Volvo Cars For more information please visit: www.dataforroadsafety.eu About TomTom: TomTom is the leading independent location technology specialist, shaping mobility with highly accurate maps, navigation software, real-time traffic information and services. To achieve our vision of a safer world, free of congestion and emissions, we create innovative technologies that keep the world moving. By combining our extensive experience with leading business and technology partners, we power connected vehicles, smart mobility and, ultimately, autonomous driving. Headquartered in Amsterdam with offices in 30 countries, TomTom’s technologies are trusted by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. www.tomtom.com For further Information: Media:firstname.lastname@example.org Investor Relations: email@example.com A photo accompanying this announcement is available at: https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/36fba888-98c1-4c00-9b87-9f67d2edb7aa
The world’s leading information services provider, Experian, has today announced the launch of a new global project that aims to empower vulnerable consumers so they can improve their financial health through education and action.
Share Buyback Transaction Details November 26 – December 2, 2020 December 3, 2020 - Wolters Kluwer today reports that it has repurchased 130,695 of its own ordinary shares in the period from November 26, 2020, up to and including December 2, 2020, for €9.1 million and at an average share price of €69.89. These repurchases are part of the share buyback program announced on February 26, 2020, under which we intend to repurchase shares for up to €350 million during 2020. The cumulative amounts repurchased to date under this program are as follows: Share Buyback 2020 Period Cumulative shares repurchased in period Total consideration(€ million) Average share price(€) 2020 to date 4,640,389 317.3 68.37 For the period starting November 2, 2020, up to and including December 29, 2020, we have engaged a third party to execute €75 million of buybacks on our behalf, within the limits of relevant laws and regulations (in particular Regulation (EU) 596/2014) and the company’s Articles of Association. Repurchased shares are added to and held as treasury shares and will be used for capital reduction purposes or to meet obligations arising from share-based incentive plans. Further information is available on our website: Download the share buyback transactions excel sheet for detailed individual transaction information.Weekly reports on the progress of our share repurchases.Overview of share buyback programs. About Wolters KluwerWolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the healthcare; tax and accounting; governance, risk and compliance; and legal and regulatory sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services. Wolters Kluwer reported 2019 annual revenues of €4.6 billion. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY). For more information, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Media Investors/AnalystsGerbert van Genderen Stort Meg GeldensCorporate Communications Investor Relationst + 31 172 641 230 t + 31 172 641 407 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Forward-looking Statements and Other Important Legal InformationThis report contains forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by words such as “expect”, “should”, “could”, “shall” and similar expressions. Wolters Kluwer cautions that such forward-looking statements are qualified by certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from what is contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Factors which could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, general economic conditions; conditions in the markets in which Wolters Kluwer is engaged; behavior of customers, suppliers, and competitors; technological developments; the implementation and execution of new ICT systems or outsourcing; and legal, tax, and regulatory rules affecting Wolters Kluwer’s businesses, as well as risks related to mergers, acquisitions, and divestments. In addition, financial risks such as currency movements, interest rate fluctuations, liquidity, and credit risks could influence future results. The foregoing list of factors should not be construed as exhaustive. Wolters Kluwer disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. This press release contains information which is to be made publicly available under Regulation (EU) 596/2014. Attachment 2020.12.3 Share Buyback Transactions November 26 - December 2 2020
TORM plc (“TORM”) increases its share capital by 24,811 A-shares (corresponding to a nominal value of USD 248.11) as a result of the exercise of a corresponding number of Restricted Share Units. The capital increase is carried out without any pre-emption rights for existing shareholders or others. The new shares have been subscribed for in cash at DKK 43.4 per A-share with a nominal value of USD 0.01 each. The new shares are ordinary shares without any special rights and are negotiable instruments. The new shares give right to dividends and other rights in relation to TORM as of the date of issuance. The new shares are expected to be admitted to trading and official listing on Nasdaq in Copenhagen on 7 December 2020. Transfer restrictions may apply in certain jurisdictions outside of Denmark, including applicable U.S. securities laws. After the capital increase, TORM’s share capital amounts to USD 748,525.98 divided into 74,852,596 A-shares of USD 0.01 each, one B-share of USD 0.01 and one C-share of USD 0.01. A total of 74,852,596 votes are attached to the A-shares. The B-share and the C-share have specific voting rights. CONTACT TORM plcChristopher Everard, General Manager, tel.: +44 203 713 4561Birchin Court, 20 Birchin Lane London, EC3V 9DU, United Kingdom Tel.: +44 203 713 4560 www.torm.com ABOUT TORM TORM is one of the world’s leading carriers of refined oil products. The Company operates a fleet of approximately 80 modern vessels with a strong commitment to safety, environmental responsibility and customer service. TORM was founded in 1889. The Company conducts business worldwide. TORM’s shares are listed on Nasdaq in Copenhagen and on Nasdaq in New York (ticker: TRMD A and TRMD). For further information, please visit www.torm.com. SAFE HARBOR STATEMENTS AS TO THE FUTUREMatters discussed in this release may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance and may include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and statements other than statements of historical facts. The words “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “project,” “plan,” “potential,” “may,” “should,” “expect,” “pending” and similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although the Company believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies that are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, the Company cannot guarantee that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. Important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of the world economy and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter hire rates and vessel values, the duration and severity of the COVID-19, including its impact on the demand for petroleum products and the seaborne transportation thereof, the operations of our customers and our business in general, changes in demand for “ton-miles” of oil carried by oil tankers and changes in demand for tanker vessel capacity, the effect of changes in OPEC’s petroleum production levels and worldwide oil consumption and storage, changes in demand that may affect attitudes of time charterers to scheduled and unscheduled dry-docking, changes in TORM’s operating expenses, including bunker prices, dry-docking and insurance costs, changes in the regulation of shipping operations, including actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents, political events including “trade wars,” or acts by terrorists. In light of these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this release because they are statements about events that are not certain to occur as described or at all. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of our future performance, and actual results and future developments may vary materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Except to the extent required by applicable law or regulation, the Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Attachment 28-2020 - Capital increase due to RSU exercise - US
Marqeta, the global modern card issuing platform, today released the second part of its European Banking report, based on a survey of 200 European banking executives, about the challenges they are facing when trying to respond to the greater need for payments innovation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the findings, 94% of bank executives say that payments have become a "technology arms race," enabling them to gain a competitive advantage over rivals by offering greater choice and flexibility to customers. However, 84% of respondents said that legacy infrastructure is restricting them, making it almost impossible for them to innovate, at a time of increased scrutiny and great need.
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(Bloomberg) -- OPEC+ is making headway in its negotiations on oil-output cuts, raising the odds that Thursday’s meeting can salvage a deal after failed talks earlier in the week.After days of direct negotiations between the group’s heavyweights -- Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates -- discussions are now focusing on proposals for gradual easing of output cuts over several months, said a delegate. It’s unclear whether the tapering would start in January, or would be delayed to later in the first quarter.The proposals, if accepted by the whole OPEC+ group, would modify the current deal that allows 1.9 million barrels a day of fresh crude supplies to be added to the market from Jan. 1. The person, who asked not to be named because the information was private, did not specify whether the proposals would return that same volume of production over a longer period, or a different amount.The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies need to hash out an agreement on supply levels for next year. Initially, talks had centered on delaying the January production hike by three months, but that option ran into obstacles on Monday amid a clash between Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Since then, delegates have been trying to find a way forward.“Ministers are inching closer to a compromise that should break the impasse,” Energy Aspects Ltd. co-founder Amrita Sen said in a note. “OPEC+ officials are debating a more limited adjustment to the current deal than the proposed three-month delay.”Russian PositionA gentler tapering of the production cuts could offer a potential compromise after days of tense talks, offering something to members that are concerned about the fragility of the market, and also to nations that are impatient to raise production. The Russian government, after internal talks with its own oil companies, is ready to agree to a gradual easing of supply curbs within the first quarter of 2021, said a person familiar with the discussions.OPEC+ is due to meet for online talks at 2 p.m. Vienna time on Thursday, after a two-day delay to give countries more time to reach a consensus.OPEC+ rescued the oil market this year from an unprecedented slump, slashing production as the pandemic crushed demand. While crude has surged in recent weeks, a new wave of virus infections is hitting the global economy. Some members believe demand is still too fragile to absorb additional barrels.Fractious talks earlier this week raised the specter of the deal falling apart -- that would sink prices and batter an industry that spans from tiny nations like Gabon to corporate giants such as Exxon Mobil Corp. Oil was little changed at around $45 a barrel in New York, after rising 1.6% on Wednesday.The intensity of the fight between Saudi Arabia and the UAE took OPEC-watchers by surprise, as the pair have long been staunch allies. But Abu Dhabi has been pursuing a more independent oil policy and wants to pump more.Over the summer, Abu Dhabi’s impatience led it to casting aside its usual obedience to cartel discipline, and pump more crude than its quota allowed. The Saudis were furious, and summoned UAE Energy Minister Suhail Al-Mazrouei to Riyadh for a public dressing down.While the UAE subsequently atoned, people familiar with its oil policy say Abu Dhabi believes the current quota is unfair, and is keen to make the most of massive investments in production capacity. It’s also planning a new regional price benchmark based around its Murban crude variety, which needs the kind of volumes that clash with production limits.If a deal is eventually crafted, it will be scrutinized for its ability to keep the coalition together and disciplined. Tensions are expected to reemerge next year.(Updates with analyst comment in fifth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
French business activity retreated in November in the face of a new coronavirus lockdown that hit the already suffering service sector particularly hard, a monthly survey showed on Thursday. Data compiler IHS Markit said its composite purchasing managers index for France fell to 40.6 from 47.5 in October, slightly better than a preliminary reading of 39.9. The government imposed on Oct. 30 its second nationwide lockdown this year in the face of a resurgence of new COVID-19 infections, but has in recent days eased some restrictions after new case numbers fell.
Former French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who died on Wednesday night at the age of 94, was considered a strong proponent of Françafrique, or the “secret criminality in the upper echelons of French politics and economy,” according to François-Xavier Verschave, former president of Survie, a French activist group opposed to all French neo-colonial activity on the African continent. Giscard came to power in 1974, as the spectre of the Franco-Vietnam war continued to haunt the halls of the Elysée palace. Giscard's one-term, seven-year presidency (presidential terms changed after 2000 to five years) left an enormous French military footprint on the African continent, as well as a personal one.Although he was a promoter of “Africa for Africans”, Giscard spearheaded five military operations on the continent over the course of three years: in Mauritania, Chad, the Central African Republic, and twice in Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo.The overall goals of French military interventions were determined by fears over the spread of Marxism on the African continent during the Cold War. Giscard was encouraged by Gabonese President Omar Bongo and Moroccan King Hassan II, both of whom had very friendly relationships with the French head of state.“In 1974 when Valéry Giscard d’Estaing became president, instead of dismantling this old Gaullist network, he began a new era of military interventions,” wrote Douglas Yates, a professor at the American Graduate School in Paris, in the book Africa and the World, referring to African relations under former president Charles De Gaulle.“The role of “Monsieur Afrique” became institutionalised in an African cellule at the Élysée,” he added, describing how France’s role on the continent became embedded at the top echelons of French power. Ex-French president Giscard d'Estaing 'very upset' by sex assault claim France pushes for easing of UN arms embargo against CAR Giscard’s presidency was also marked by his discreet military and economic cooperation with South Africa in 1978, a country still in the grip of apartheid. French companies worked openly with the South African regime.“There was no feeling of bad conscience whatsoever, and even less guilt, among French companies. Rather a sort of haughty contempt towards those who supported the African National Congress ‘terrorists’,” said Michel Capon, then a member of the International Solidarity Centre for Study and Initiatives.Buddies with BokassaGiscard took the time to acquaint himself with various heads of state — he visited Guinea in 1978, which had gained independence in 1958, the first French president to do so. Guinea notably refused to join the French Community, a grouping of countries created by President De Gaulle.Giscard's detractors would comment that, while his character and training were very far from African sensibilities, he was seduced by Africa and his personal rapport with African heads of state, including self-declared Central African Republic Emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa, and Gabon’s Bongo.“Perhaps, notably with Bokassa, Giscard under-estimated the consequences of his relationship with him,” according to an 1990 editorial in Jeune Afrique magazine.Bokassa, who ruled the Central African Republic as ‘president for life,’ and then as self-proclaimed emperor, began his professional life as a soldier in the French Colonial Army before seizing power in 1966. His reign, characterised as brutal, especially to his enemies, ended in 1979 after he was deposed by the French.But his special relationship with the bourgeois French president, which included elephant hunts while on state visits, enabled Bokassa to dream big.Crowning himself emperor in 1976, Bokassa held a lavish ceremony funded by Giscard’s government, to the tune of 1.7 million euros.Diamonds aren’t foreverTowards the end of Giscard’s only term as president, the French satirical newspaper Le Canard Enchâiné revealed in October 1979 that the French president had accepted two diamonds from Bokassa while he was the French minister of finance in 1974.''They were not big stones,'' said Giscard in an interview in 1979, ''only something that could be used as a decoration or as jewelry. ''He claimed the diamonds had been sold and the money was given to a Central African charity.The diamonds would be worth approximately 800,000 euros in today’s money, according to INSEE, the French national statistics body.The revelation helped to sink Giscard's ambitions for a second term.