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DiaMedica Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: DMAC), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for neurological and kidney diseases, today announced that Dr. Harry Alcorn, its Chief Medical Officer will be presenting "CKD DM199 Research Update" at the 3rd Chronic Kidney Disease Drug Development ("CKD3") summit virtually on Tuesday March 2nd, 2021, at 1:00pm Eastern Time. The presentation will include data from the CKD Phase 1b study and an overview of the CKD Phase II Redux study design.
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The MEA aircraft floor panel market is expected to grow from US$ 33. 96 million in 2019 to US$ 47. 63 million by 2027; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5. 4% from 2020 to 2027. Increasing demand for air freighter fleet across the MEA region is expected to upswing the MEA aircraft floor panel market.New York, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "South America Aircraft Floor Panel Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis by Aircraft Type, Material Type, Sales Channel, and End User" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06004227/?utm_source=GNW The MEA air freight business is surging at an exponential rate, thereby driving the orders and shipment of freighter aircraft models across the MEA region.The wide body freighters dominated the air freight industry over the years, thus boosting the procurement volumes of aircraft floor panels.The flooring of any freighter aircraft is manufactured with ultimate precaution and accuracy, as the floor panels need to carry heavier loads than passenger aircraft cargo compartments.Moreover, the strength and rigidity of these floor panels is of utmost importance.Several cargo carriers are procuring narrow body freighters and are also converting the existing narrow body passenger aircraft to freighter aircraft.The Boeing B737 series aircraft fleet is also anticipated to experience strong demand for passenger-to-freighter conversion, which would allow the MEA several aircraft floor panel market players and aftermarket players to witness higher demand for their products and services. These developments would propel the MEA aircraft floor panel market in the coming years. Increasing need for air freighter fleet would surge the demand of aircraft floor panels in coming years, thereby driving the MEA aircraft floor panel market.The MEA, especially the UAE and Iran, is highly affected due to the COVID-19 outbreak.The MEA aircraft floor panels market is majorly affected by the disruption in the supply chain.Pertaining to the closure of countries’ borders, the supply chain of several components and parts has been disturbed.The demand for advanced aircraft components, including aircraft floor panels for line fitting and retrofitting activities on military aircraft fleet and general aviation fleet among the aircraft manufacturers, military forces, and MRO service providers, has weakened over the past couple of months.This has resulted in the loss of business among the aircraft floor panel market players offering their products to respective customers in the MEA region.Additionally, several airlines have postponed or canceled the procurement or orders of scheduled aircraft.The COVID-19 outbreak has led the manufacturers to suspend their operations or operate with a minimal workforce temporarily. This has weakened the demand for aircraft floor panels, thereby hindering the country’s aircraft floor panel market.Based on aircraft type, the wide body aircraft segment led the MEA aircraft floor panel market in 2019.A wide body aircraft has the capability to carry ~200-850 passengers and is used to operate long-haul and medium-haul flights.In the MEA region, the air passenger traffic has been surging with time.Hence, rather than operating small airplanes, a larger one that has the ability to carry a large number of passengers at once is preferred.Therefore, this trend is projected to compel the demand for wide body aircraft floor panels during the forecast period for the MEA region.The wide body aircraft provides airlines the opportunity to deliver better customer experience through value-added services.Rising initiations by the governments across the MEA region for the aerospace & defense industry are likely to push the demand for wide body aircraft in the near future, which would also push the demand for aircraft floor panels. Wide body aircraft has larger surface areas that require wide floor panel system, which are equipped to the aircraft’s floor beams in order to offer a surface for crew and passengers to walk on and also provide attachment points for furnishings and other components. The powerful floor panels act as a supporting structure, which is light enough to keep aircraft weight low. Advantages of aircraft floor panels, such as light weight, high durability, and strength, are expected to increase their demand for wide body aircraft, which would drive the MEA aircraft floor panel market.The overall MEA aircraft floor panel market size has been derived using both primary and secondary sources.To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the MEA aircraft floor panel market.The process also serves the purpose of obtaining overview and forecast for the MEA aircraft floor panel market with respect to all the segments pertaining to the region.Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic.The participants who typically take part in such a process include industry experts, such as VPs, business development managers, aircraft floor panel market intelligence managers, and national sales managers, along with external consultants, such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders specializing in the MEA aircraft floor panel market. Aim Altitude UK Ltd.; Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies Corporation company; Euro Composite S.A.; Safran S.A; Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd; and The Gill Corporation are among a few players operating in the MEA aircraft floor panel market.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06004227/?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: firstname.lastname@example.org US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001
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USD 297,400,000 Senior Unsecured Convertible Bonds due 2024 Notice to Bondholders BW Offshore Limited USD 297,400,000 Senior Unsecured Convertible Bonds due 2024 (the Bonds”)(ISIN: NO0010867948) Capitalised terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings given to them in the terms and conditions of the Bonds (the “Bond Terms”). In accordance with the Bond Terms, BW Offshore Limited as the Issuer hereby gives notice to Bondholders that, as a result of the Dividend of USD 0.035 payable to Shareholders of record on 26 February 2021, pursuant to Clause 13.1(iii) and Clause 13.6, the Conversion Price has been adjusted from USD 9.1029 to USD 8.9479, effective as of 25 February 2021. For further information, please contact:Ståle Andreassen, CFO, +65 97 27 86 47Anders S. Platou, Head of Corporate Finance, +47 99 50 47 40 About BW Offshore:BW Offshore engineers innovative floating production solutions. The Company has a fleet of 15 FPSOs with potential and ambition to grow. By leveraging four decades of offshore operations and project execution, the Company creates tailored energy solutions for evolving markets world-wide. BW Offshore has around 2,000 employees and is publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. This information is subject to a duty of disclosure pursuant to Section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
GRAX, the leading SaaS Data Value Platform, announced today that it has elected Morten Bagai to its board of directors. Bagai is the Chief Technology Officer of GRAX.
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE: BNED), a leading solutions provider for the education industry, today announced findings from its latest research report, COLLEGE 2030™: Transforming the Student Experience. Featuring insights from college students, faculty members and campus administrators, the report provides a comprehensive view of the current state of higher education and an exclusive outlook on the decade ahead.
(Bloomberg) -- Two of the hottest equity market trends are headed for a clash as some ESG investors are having second thoughts about blank-check firms that have flooded the market.Early signs show that money managers wedded to environmental, social and governance themes are reluctant to buy into special-purpose acquisition companies before a target has been identified. That could potentially cut SPACs out of an investment class that’s on course to exceed $53 trillion by 2025, according to Bloomberg Intelligence.Sanford C. Bernstein analysts are among those questioning whether blank-check listings are a good fit for investors seeking to direct capital toward businesses and activities that support a greener and fairer society. Amundi SA, Europe’s largest asset manager, says it’s reluctant to hand over its clients’ money to third-party SPAC sponsors.“Does the prospect of buying into an acquisition vehicle before it has made its investment sit oddly, from a governance perspective, with the surge in ESG-driven investing?” analysts at Bernstein led by Inigo Fraser-Jenkins asked in a note on Wednesday.For some investors, the answer to that question is yes.“From an ESG perspective, it is quite difficult to invest in pre-deal SPACs,” said Ross Klein, founder and chief investment officer of Changebridge Capital, adding that without proper insight into the target acquisition, there is no way to assess the environmental or social impact of the business.“There is an interesting tug of war at play between the two trends,” he said. It’s once a deal has been announced that there’s opportunity to review initial financial disclosures and talk to management, customers and competitors, he said.SPACs are blank-check investments because there isn’t “good visibility on where the money will go in future; for this reason, they are just not an institutional way of investing money,” said Fabio di Giansante, head of large-cap European equities at Amundi.The SurgeThose concerns haven’t stopped a flurry of SPAC listings, especially in the U.S. Since the start of 2020, blank-check companies have raised about $140 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. And only a handful of these have been in Europe.Typically, sponsors -- well-known executives, or even private equity or venture capital firms -- create a SPAC with no actual business other than to take the cash it raises to invest in another firm that has yet to be identified. If no target is found within its two-year lifespan, the blank-check firm is dissolved and investors get their cash back. In case of a takeover, shareholders can either hold on to their shares or redeem their holdings if they don’t like the deal.With those options available, not all market players see pouring funds into SPACs as going against ESG principles.Investors can question the people running the vehicle about the type of target, and can sell if they don’t like the acquisition the SPAC makes, said Gavin Launder, a fund manager at Legal & General Investment Management. “Lack of transparency about the end target doesn’t necessarily make these vehicles ESG-incompatible.”Going GreenAdditionally, some SPACs are riding the ESG theme, looking to directly cash in on the flood of money pouring into green investments. ESG Core Investments BV raised 250 million euros ($303 million) this month in the first IPO of a sustainability-focused blank-check company in Europe.SPACs that have listed so far have completed more deals in technology than any other sector, with energy and utilities lagging at the bottom end, although acquisitions in these industries are heavily exposed to renewables, according to Bernstein.Still, the rush of SPAC listings, surpassing highs seen in early 2000s, has some investors concerned about the quality of the offerings coming to market.Investors should study the track-record of the sponsoring team and evaluate the attractiveness of the targeted sector before putting money in a blank-check firm, said Daniel Pinto, chief executive officer of Stanhope Capital.“What’s worrying is the ease with which people, even those without a public track record or a demonstrated capacity to invest well, can raise money in SPACs,” he said, adding that the traditional IPO process puts more regulatory requirements on issuers.(Updates with a comment from Stanhope Capital’s Daniel Pinto in penultimate 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.
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Dublin, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Next Gen Learning Management System (LMS) Market for Higher Education Market 2021-2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The next gen learning management system (LMS) market for higher education is poised to grow by $ 3.04 bn, progressing at a CAGR of 29% during the forecast period. The market is driven by the need for cost-effective LMS for higher education and enhanced content management features. The report on next gen learning management system (LMS) market for higher education provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The next gen learning management system (LMS) market for higher education analysis includes application segment and geographic landscape.This study identifies inclusion of analytics in LMS as one of the prime reasons driving the next gen learning management system (LMS) market for higher education growth during the next few years.The publisher's robust vendor analysis is designed to help clients improve their market position, and in line with this, this report provides a detailed analysis of several leading next gen learning management system (LMS) market for higher education vendors that include Blackboard Inc., D2L Corp., Docebo Inc., Edmodo, Growth Engineering, Instructure Inc., Jenzabar Inc., N2N Services Inc., PowerSchool Group LLC, and Saba Software Inc. Also, the next gen learning management system (LMS) market for higher education analysis report includes information on upcoming trends and challenges that will influence market growth. This is to help companies strategize and leverage on all forthcoming growth opportunities.The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to an analysis of the key vendors.The publisher presents a detailed picture of the market by the way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources by an analysis of key parameters such as profit, pricing, competition, and promotions. It presents various market facets by identifying the key industry influencers. The data presented is comprehensive, reliable, and a result of extensive research - both primary and secondary. The market research reports provide a complete competitive landscape and an in-depth vendor selection methodology and analysis using qualitative and quantitative research to forecast accurate market growth.Key Topics Covered: Executive Summary Market Overview Market Landscape Market ecosystemValue chain analysis Market Sizing Market definitionMarket segment analysisMarket size 2019Market outlook: Forecast for 2019 - 2024 Five Forces Analysis Five Forces SummaryBargaining power of buyersBargaining power of suppliersThreat of new entrantsThreat of substitutesThreat of rivalryMarket condition Market Segmentation by Application Market segmentsComparison by ApplicationBlended learning - Market size and forecast 2019-2024Content management - Market size and forecast 2019-2024CBE - Market size and forecast 2019-2024Learning analytics - Market size and forecast 2019-2024Market opportunity by Application Customer landscape Overview Geographic Landscape Geographic segmentationGeographic comparisonNorth America - Market size and forecast 2019-2024Europe - Market size and forecast 2019-2024APAC - Market size and forecast 2019-2024South America - Market size and forecast 2019-2024MEA - Market size and forecast 2019-2024Key leading countriesMarket opportunity by geographyMarket driversMarket challengesMarket trends Vendor Landscape OverviewVendor landscapeLandscape disruption Vendor Analysis Vendors coveredMarket positioning of vendorsBlackboard Inc.D2L Corp.Docebo Inc.EdmodoGrowth EngineeringInstructure Inc.Jenzabar Inc.N2N Services Inc.PowerSchool Group LLCSaba Software Inc. AppendixFor more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/cr4r8k CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager email@example.com 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
Pfizer and BioNTech said Thursday they are studying adding a third dose to their vaccine regime and testing a new version targeting the South African variant of the coronavirus.
Fewer Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week amid falling COVID-19 infections, but the near-term outlook for the labor market is unclear after winter storms wreaked havoc in the South region in the middle of this month. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits totaled a seasonally adjusted 730,000 for the week ended Feb. 20, compared to 841,000 in the prior week, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Consumers' perceptions of the labor market also improved this month.
Gross domestic product — the broadest measure of economic health — grew at an annual rate of 4.1% in the fourth quarter, up from an initial estimate of 4% growth, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. The new forecasts represent a significant rebound in optimism in the past month as coronavirus cases have started to come down, sparking a big jump in retail sales.
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The South America Broth market is expected to grow from US$ 1047. 05 million in 2019 to US$ 1422. 77 million by 2027; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4. 2% from 2020 to 2027. The South America Broth market is likely to account for a remarkable share of the Broth market across the world during the forecast period.New York, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "South America Broth Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis by Product Type, Sales Channel, and Nature (Organic and Conventional" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p06004228/?utm_source=GNW One of the factors that is driving the South America Broth market is the retail industry which is expanding along with high consumer reliability.The retail sector like malls and standalone stores has seen a fall in the consumer traffic which is due to the online retailers coming into the market.Amazon and other digital disruptors had a massive run-up in share in a slew of retail categories.Brands are getting into the retail game themselves and going directly to the consumer.Customer relationships are now digital-centric, with consumers spending, on average, almost six hours per day on digital media.The consumers are becoming more and more technology oriented and are using these digital media on a more rapid basis. Although e-commerce keeps growing and growing, physical stores are expected to remain an important part of the customers’ shopping experience. A unification between the ‘old’ traditional world of retail and the virtual ‘new’ world offers new possibilities for market expansion thoughIn terms of nature, the conventional segment led the South America Broth market in 2019.The health of the animals the bones are derived from significantly influences the health benefits derived from the bone broth.Conventional products may be grown with variety of powerful chemicals to help manage fertility, pests, and diseases.Animals that are raised on conventional farms and are grass fed may be exposed to toxins from the fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides that are sprayed on the pastures.Furthermore, lead toxicity has been shown to be elevated in animals exposed to water and soil from non - organic or conventional farms.Exposure to high amounts of lead can result in headaches, impaired growth, behavioral problems, lack of energy, learning difficulties and more.This is of even greater concern for those who are drinking broth to help treat specific health ailments such as autoimmunity and allergies as avoiding all types of toxins is essential.Del Monte Foods Inc., Campbell Soup Company, McCormick & Company Inc., Unilever, and Hain Celestial Group are among the key players in the market in this region.Brazil has the highest number of COVID-19 cases, followed by Ecuador, Chile, Peru, and Argentina, among others.The government of South America has taken an array of actions to protect their citizens and contain COVID-19’s spread.It is anticipated that South America will face lower export revenues, both from the drop in commodity prices and reduction in export volumes, especially to China, Europe, and the United States, which are important trade partners. Containment measures in several countries of South America will reduce economic activity in the manufacturing sectors for at least the next quarter, with a rebound once the epidemic is contained.The overall South America Broth market size has been derived using both primary and secondary sources.To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market.The process also serves the purpose of obtaining overview and forecast for the South America Broth market with respects to all the segments pertaining to the region.Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic.The participants typically associated with this process include industry experts such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders specializing in the South America Broth market.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p06004228/?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: firstname.lastname@example.org US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001