The woman owned swimming initiative Black People will Swim is hoping to help 2,020 people swim over the next three years
The woman owned swimming initiative Black People will Swim is hoping to help 2,020 people swim over the next three years
Japan will start releasing massive amounts of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years. The move is being fiercely opposed by local fishermen, residents and Japan's neighbours - with China and South Korea calling for more consultation on the plan. The decision, long-speculated but delayed for years due to safety concerns and protests, came at a meeting of Cabinet ministers who endorsed the ocean release as the best option.
Bilia has today concluded an agreement to acquire Funnemark AS and Funnemark Sandefjord AS in Norway. The companies are authorized Toyota dealers, who conduct sales and service operations for Toyota cars at seven facilities in Vestfold, Telemark and Vikens fylke in Norway. Funnemark has been a car dealer since 1914 and with a market share of 10 per cent, it is today Norway’s second largest Toyota dealer. Through the acquisition, Bilia will take over operations conducted in five of the seven facilities. The five facilities taken over by Bilia are located in Porsgrunn, Notodden, Seljord, Larvik and Sandefjord. The operations conducted by Funnemark AS located in Kongsberg and Hokksund will be taken over by Bauda AS. The acquisition does not include the properties where the business is conducted. The agreement is subject to approval by the Norwegian competition authority. The business that is acquired for the five facilities reported for 2020 a turnover of about NOK 1,200 M and an operating profit of about NOK 60 M. The number of employees for the five facilities is about 150. The operation’s capital employed and agreed surplus values amount to about NOK 320 M. The Bilia Group’s capital employed and net debt is estimated to increase, related to the acquisition, by about SEK 400 M. Bilia is expecting to take over the operations on 30 April 2021. Per Avander, Bilia’s MD and CEO, comments:”I’m very happy that Bilia will have the opportunity to grow with Toyota in Norway. Through the acquisition of Funnemark, Bilia will take part in a professional business with a long experience as Toyota dealer, which on several occasions has received the award as “The best Toyota dealer of the year” in Norway.” Frode Hebnes, MD Bilia Norway, comments:”We at Bilia Norway have for a long time wanted to expand our strategic cooperation with Toyota and are very pleased to now have the opportunity to take over Funnemark’s operations in Porsgrunn, Sandefjord, Larvik, Seljord and Notodden. These are very well-run businesses, which have a long history and strong roots in their respective markets and we look forward to welcoming them to Bilia. These operations will complement Bilia’s current Toyota operations in Vestfold and Telemark and in Trøndelag in an excellent way and provide new opportunities for Bilia’s Toyota operations in Norway.” Dimitris Tripospitis, Toyota Norway, comments:”We are very pleased that our existing partner Bilia takes over parts of Funnemark’s operations. Bilia is a competent and serious partner, that we are convinced will take good care of both customers and employees, and we wish good luck with this important work.” Gothenburg, April 13, 2021 Bilia AB (publ) For information please contact: Per Avander, Managing Director and CEO, +46 (0)10 497 70 00, email@example.com Kristina Franzén, CFO, +46 (0)10 497 73 40, firstname.lastname@example.org Facts about the Bilia Group Bilia is one of Europe’s largest car dealers with a leading position within service and sales of cars and transport vehicles. Bilia has about 140 facilities in Sweden, Norway, Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium. Bilia sells cars of the brand Volvo, BMW, Toyota, Renault, Lexus, MINI, Dacia, Alpine and transport vehicles of the brand Renault, Toyota and Dacia. Bilia offers new and used cars, e-commerce, spare parts and store sales, service and repair workshops, tyres and car glass and financing, insurance, car washes, fuel stations and car dismantling under the same roof, which gives a unique customer offer. Bilia reported a turnover of about SEK 30 Bn in 2020 and had about 4,700 employees. Attachment Bilia expands the number of Toyota facilities in Norway through acquisition of parts of Funnemark AS
Total and Siemens Energy signed a Technical Collaboration Agreement to study sustainable solutions for CO2 emissions reduction. The collaboration will focus on natural gas liquefaction facilities and associated power generation. Each partner will bring together their best-in-class technologies and combine their know-how to deliver industrial-stage solutions such as combustion of clean hydrogen in gas turbines, competitive all-electrical liquefaction, optimized power generation, the integration of renewable energy in liquefaction plants’ power system and their efficiency enhancement.
I can’t tell you if this is scientifically accurate, but: I’m pretty sure I’m genetically predisposed to be extra-sensitive to onion-cutting. I can barely look at an onion without sniffling, and even if my knife is the sharpest knife in the world and I move at lightning speed, I always end up with stinging eyes and tears running down my face. And, it runs in my family — my brother and father have the exact same reaction. Because of this, I have been a long time user of onion goggles (or just regular swimming goggles, depending on my mood), but when TikTok told me there could be another way to cut onions and not cry uncontrollably — well, it felt like my destiny to test it out. When scrolling through the #onionhack hashtag on TikTok, you’ll find two camps of true onion-hack believers. TikTok duo @partyshirt went viral testing out @cerealeatingghost’s onion hack that told onion-cutters to place a wet paper towel on their cutting board. The idea behind this is that the acid onions release is attracted to a water source (aka your eyes and nose), so if you place another water source — in this case, a wet paper towel — closer to the onions and their tear-inducing acids, then you shouldn’t cry. In the TikTok, @partyshirt tested the hack out with a red onion and found that it worked: They were both tear-free. The other half of OnionTok says that leaving the root of the onion on while cutting it works best because the acid lives in the root; so, if you don’t cut the root off, then the acid can’t be released. This method seemed a little more difficult to execute to me because it involves horizontal cutting, but I am an explorer and a risk-taker and will do anything for investigative onion journalism, so I faced my fears and got chopping. Now, I am not a scientist, nor did I do well in high school biology, but I do vaguely remember enough about lab processes, so I know that variables are important. In this experiment, the variable is the type of onion. I got three onions to test — a red onion (which is what appears in most of the viral TikToks), a yellow onion, and a white onion. With each onion, I tried the Paper Towel Method and the Root-On Method and recorded my results. Ahead, please find my very scientific findings — I believe in the science community we call this a scientific report, but don’t quote me because, again, I’m firmly not a scientist. Paper Towel Method This method, for the most part, failed spectacularly. It worked best with the yellow onion, but as soon as I moved from slicing to dicing, my eyes filled with tears. The white onion and red onion both stung almost immediately. I tried varying amounts of wetness, from damp to sopping, on the paper towel, and even tried cutting the onion directly on top of it, but with every stroke of the knife, the sting worsened. Honestly, I think if this method works for you, you are either magical or are cutting quick enough to not fully soak up the onion juice. Basically, 0/10: I do not recommend, unless you are a wizard. Root-On Method I had a bit more success with this method, particularly when it came to the white onion. I cut an entire half of a white onion without crying. However, once the root was completely cut off, the acid reached my eyes and nose and I definitely cried. The yellow onion started off strong, but my eyes started stinging a quarter of the way through. The red onion, which apparently is not even supposed to make people cry at all, was the worst of the three, and I started to cry the second I sliced into it — even with the root on. The moral of the story is: TikTok hacks are not always effective, and my eyes are sensitive as all hell. If this worked for you, congratulations, you are further evolved than me. And while I’m not above the viral TikTok clear-pot-lid-in-a-hood move in a pinch, for now, I’ll be sticking to my tried-and-true onion goggles. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Original TikTok Dance Creators Get The SpotlightHailey Bieber Addressed TikTok Claiming She's RudeWomen On TikTok Are Not Happy With MLMs
European politicians, companies and trade unions on Tuesday called on the United States to slash its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% this decade, adding to mounting pressure on the Biden administration ahead of a climate summit next week. The world's biggest economy is expected to unveil its emissions-cutting target at a U.S.-hosted virtual gathering of global leaders on April 22 - a move that could spur other large emitters to make the steep emissions cuts needed to avoid catastrophic climate change. "We, European political decision makers, CEOs, business organisations, trade unions and think tanks, call the United States to fulfil its ambitions by adopting a climate goal of reducing by at least 50% GHG emissions by 2030 compared to 2005 levels," 107 European signatories said in a joint statement.
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Roissy, 13 April 2021 Air France-KLM announces the subscription price of its capital increase without shareholders’ preferential subscription rights by way of a public offering and with a 3-day priority subscription period on an irreducible basis and, partially, on a reducible basis granted to existing shareholders for an amount of approximately €901 million following the completion of the private placement, which may be increased to a maximum amount of €1,036 million in the event of the exercise in full of the increase option Approval of the prospectus by the AMF Beginning of the priority subscription period and of the public offering Further to the press release dated 12 April 2021 announcing the launch of a capital increase and the beginning of the private placement, Air France-KLM (the “Company”) announces today that the subscription price has been set at €4.84 per new share, representing a 9,98% discount on the volume-weighted average share price of the Company of the last 3 trading sessions prior to the 12 April 2021 inclusive and a 8.85% discount on the closing price as of 12 April 2021, in the context of its capital increase announced on 12 April 2021 and following the completion of the private placement the same day. The Capital Increase will result in the issuance of 186,086,956 new shares, which may be increased to 213,999,999 new shares in the event of the exercise in full of the Increase Option (“New Shares”), corresponding to a maximum of 50% of the Company’s share capital. Partial exercise of the increase option Given the orders received in the context of the private placement, the Company intends to exercise at least 50% of the increase option of the capital increase. The final decision on the exercise of this increase option will be taken at the end of the centralization period, on 19 April 2021. The Capital Increase will include: a 3-day priority subscription period on an irreducible and, partially, reducible basis that will be granted to the Company’s existing shareholders (as of the record date of 12 April 2021), which will run from 13 April 2021 to 15 April 2021 (included) at 5:00pm (Paris time);a public offering in France for retail investors principally, which will run from 13 April 2021 until 15 April 2021 (inclusive) at 5:00pm (Paris time) (the “Public Offering”); anda private placement to institutional investors, launched on 12 April 2021 and closed on the same day (the “Private Placement”). Orders placed in the Public Offering and Private Placement might be subject to reduction depending on the results of the priority subscriptions on an irreducible basis and reducible basis received during the priority subscription period. It is specified that subscriptions made by shareholders on a reducible basis will be allocated in proportion to their requests on an irreducible basis (within the limit of 5 times their demand on a reducible basis) and, in any case, within the limit of their demand. Availability of the prospectus The prospectus (the “Prospectus”), comprising (i) the universal registration document of the Company filed with the AMF on 7 April 2021 under number D.21-0270 (the “Universal Registration Document and (ii) a securities note (including a summary of the prospectus) (the “Securities Note”) which received approval under number 21-102 dated 12 April 2021, is available on the Company’s website (www. airfranceklm.com) and on the AMF’s website (www.amf-france.org). Copies of the Prospectus will be made available free of charge at the Company’s headquarters, located at, 2, rue Robert Esnault-Pelterie - 75007 Paris, France. Potential investors are advised to consider carefully the risk factors described in chapter 3.1 “Risk factors” of the Universal Registration Document and chapter 2 “Risk factors” of the Securities Note. Should all or any part of these risk factors materialize, the Company’s and the group’s businesses, financials, results or ability to reach its guidance may be negatively affected. Investor Relations Press Olivier Gall Michiel Klinkers Press office +33 1 49 89 52 59 +33 1 49 89 52 60 +33 1 41 56 56 00 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.airfranceklm.com IMPORTANT INFORMATION This press release includes "forward-looking statements". All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release, including, without limitation, those regarding Air France-KLM’s financial position, business strategy, plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Air France-KLM, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions regarding Air France-KLM’s present and future business strategies and the environment in which Air France-KLM will operate in the future. Additional factors could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially. Air France-KLM expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of ordinary shares in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. The distribution of this document may, in certain jurisdictions, be restricted by local legislations. Persons into whose possession this document comes are required to inform themselves about and to observe any such potential local restrictions. This press release is an advertisement and not a prospectus within the meaning of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 (as amended, the “Prospectus Regulation”). Potential investors are advised to read the prospectus before making an investment decision in order to fully understand the potential risks and rewards associated with the decision to invest in the securities. The approval of the prospectus by the AMF should not be understood as an endorsement of the securities offered or admitted to trading on a regulated market. With respect to the member states of the European Economic Area (other than France) (each a “Relevant Member State”), no action has been undertaken or will be undertaken to make an offer to the public of the securities referred to herein requiring a publication of a prospectus in any Relevant Member State. As a result, the securities may not and will not be offered in any Relevant Member State except in accordance with the exemptions set forth in Article 1 (4) of the Prospectus Regulation or under any other circumstances which do not require the publication by Air France-KLM of a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Regulation and/or to applicable regulations of that Relevant Member State. The distribution of this press release has not been made, and has not been approved, by an “authorised person” within the meaning of Article 21(1) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. As a consequence, this press release is only being distributed to, and is only directed at, persons in the United Kingdom that (i) are “investment professionals” falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended, the “Order”), (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) (“high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.”) of the Order, or (iii) are persons to whom an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of Article 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) in connection with the issue or sale of any securities may otherwise lawfully be communicated or caused to be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as “Relevant Persons”). Any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons. Any person who is not a Relevant Person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents. This press release may not be published, distributed or transmitted in the United States (including its territories and dependencies). This press release does not constitute or form part of any offer of securities for sale or any solicitation to purchase or to subscribe for securities or any solicitation of sale of securities in the United States. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or the law of any State or other jurisdiction of the United States, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the Securities Act or pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. Air France-KLM does not intend to register all or any portion of the securities in the United States under the Securities Act or to conduct a public offering of the securities in the United States. This announcement may not be published, forwarded or distributed, directly or indirectly, in the United States of America, Australia or Japan. Attachment Press release Pricing and approval of the prospectus ENG
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When hotel director Calvin Lucock and restaurant owner Unn Tove Saetran said goodbye to one of the last groups of migrants staying in one of the seaside resorts they manage in Spain’s Canary Islands, the British-Norwegian couple didn’t know when they would have guests again. The Spanish government — struggling to accommodate 23,000 people who disembarked on the islands in 2020 — contracted hundreds of hotel rooms left empty due to the coronavirus travel restrictions. The deal not only helped migrants and asylum-seekers have a place to sleep, it also allowed Lucock to keep most of his hotel staff employed.
Iran's foreign ministry said Monday it is suspending cooperation with the European Union in various fields following the bloc's decision to blacklist several Iranian security officials over a 2019 protest crackdown. Foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh "strongly condemned" the sanctions and said Iran is "suspending all human rights talks and cooperation resulting from these talks with the EU, especially in (the fields of) terrorism, drugs and refugees".He said Iran rejects "such actions from those falsely claiming to champion human rights", adding Tehran is considering reciprocal sanctions.The EU added eight Iranian security officials, including the commander of the Islamic republic's Revolutionary Guards, and three prisons to its sanctions blacklist, effective immediately with publication in the bloc's official journal.The listing said Guards commander Hossein Salami "bears responsiblity for serious human rights violations".Also hit with sanctions is the head of the Basij paramilitary force, the commander of the Revolutionary Guards' ground forces and Iran's police chief.Asset freezes and visa bansIn November 2019, a surprise fuel price hike sparked a wave of protests across Iran, before they were put down amid a near-total internet shutdown.At least 304 people died in the unrest, according to London-based Amnesty International, while some authorities in Iran have announced 230 deaths during what they called "riots".The move to impose asset freezes and visa bans comes at a sensitive time, as Brussels mediates efforts to revive a troubled nuclear deal between world powers and Tehran.The US withdrew from the accord in 2018 and reimposed punishing sanctions on Iran that had been lifted in exchange for limits on its nuclear programme.Negotiations in Vienna are currently focused on trying to persuade Washington to drop sanctions and Tehran to roll back breaches of the agreement made in retaliation.Khatibzadeh accused the bloc of having "stayed silent in the face of" Washington's sanctions and only "expressing regret", while "cooperating" with the US.Iran's President Hassan Rouhani had on several occasions threatened to cease all cooperation with Europe on drug trafficking and refugee flows if the bloc did not help the Islamic republic circumvent US sanctions.The United Nations has praised Iran for hosting millions of refugees fleeing conflict in Afghanistan, which is also a major producer of illicit drugs.Iran regularly announces large-scale seizures of opioids from the neighbouring country.(AFP)
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Londoners could be seen dancing on the streets of Soho on the first night out since lockdown restrictions were lifted. Revellers tasted the first signs of freedom as crowds gathered in the heart of the West End - but some warned of “very little” social distancing. In Soho, pedestrianised streets hosted thousands of revellers, with spontaneous bouts of clapping and dancing.
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Amsterdam/’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, 13 April 2021 In the period from 6 April 2021 until 12 April 2021 Van Lanschot Kempen has repurchased 39,837 of its own shares (depositary receipts for Class A ordinary shares). The shares were repurchased at an average price of €24.15 per share for a total amount of €961,995. These repurchases are part of the share buy-back programme for at most 400,000 of own shares, which was announced on 25 February 2021. The total number of shares repurchased to date is 227,722. More information, including a detailed overview of the repurchase transactions under this programme, is available on www.vanlanschotkempen.com/sharebuyback. Media Relations: +31 20 354 45 85; email@example.com Investor Relations: +31 20 354 45 90; firstname.lastname@example.org About Van Lanschot Kempen Van Lanschot Kempen, a wealth manager operating under the Van Lanschot, Kempen and Evi brand names, is active in Private Banking, Asset Management and Merchant Banking, with the aim of preserving and creating wealth, in a sustainable way, for both its clients and the society of which it is part. Van Lanschot Kempen, listed at Euronext Amsterdam, is the Netherlands’ oldest independent financial services company with a history dating back to 1737. For more information, please visit vanlanschotkempen.com Disclaimer This press release does not constitute an offer or solicitation for the sale, purchase or acquisition in any other way or subscription to any financial instrument and is not a recommendation to perform or refrain from performing any action. This press release is a translation of the Dutch language original and is provided as a courtesy only. In the event of any disparities, the Dutch language version will prevail. No rights can be derived from any translation thereof. Attachment 210413 Share buy-back programme weekly press release
The Australian government said Tuesday it had decided against buying the single-dose Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine and identified a second case of a rare blood clot likely linked to the AstraZeneca shot. The government had been in talks with the New Jersey-based pharmaceutical giant, which had asked the Australian regulator, Therapeutic Goods Administration, for provisional registration.
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07: Kristen Bell is seen at ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on November 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) On Friday, Kristen Bell debuted a new hairstyle: a ’70s-inspired lob with a fringe cut straight across her forehead. While on a Zoom press call for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Bell appeared on the small screen with her new tapered fringe front and centre. However, according to celebrity hairstylist Terrie Velazquez Owen, who was responsible for creating the look, there’s more to this shag haircut than meets the eye. In an Instagram post, Owen revealed that Bell’s new eye-skimming fringe is actually a faux fringe, the work of a clever wig known as a lace-front piece. If we ever needed proof of the transformational power of a fringe, Bell’s look is it. The blonde feathered bang blends perfectly with the rest of her hair and, if it weren’t for Owen’s coy caption and hashtags, we would never have known it wasn’t Bell’s real hair. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Terrie Velazquez Owen (@hair_terrie) The same way hair extensions can be used to add length and thickness, faux bangs are multi-functional: They can be used for experimentation, so you can see what you actually look like with bangs before actually cutting them. Or, they can be used as a temporary enhancement, layered over an existing fringe or softer fringe to add a little more oomph. Bell’s look proves that it’s possible to just try out a fringe without having to fully commit to them. Thanks to clip-ins, weaves, and wigs, you can have bangs one day and be back to a sleek center-parted lob the next. The question is no longer, “Do I want a fringe?” — it’s “Do I want a fringe today?” Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Hilary Duff Says Goodbye To Her Blue HairHow To Curl Hair With Straighteners, By An ExpertA Year Of Doing Own Hair In Our Own Homes
(Bloomberg) -- The French economy is slowing only slightly in April due to the tightening of Covid-19 restrictions, easing concerns that school closures would cause a deeper contraction.The Bank of France said activity will decline to 7% below pre-crisis levels in April after President Emmanuel Macron imposed stricter travel restrictions and ordered schools and nurseries to close. The hit to activity in March was 4%, better than previously estimated thanks improvements in services, industry and construction, according to the institution’s monthly survey.French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire warned the latest set of measures would dampen the economic rebound this year. Yet the central bank data add to evidence that European economies are proving more resilient than they were a year ago in the face of second and third-round lockdowns to control infections.“We have collectively learned to work with the virus,” Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on France Culture radio on Tuesday. “In April, activity is declining less than we might have feared.”Industry and construction are almost back to normal, with the exception of the auto and aircraft sectors, Villeroy said.Greater use of remote working and better management of social distancing rules contributed to the less-severe dive, Chief Economist Olivier Garnier said. Fewer sectors have ceased operating versus a year ago, more stores remain open, and stronger global trade is supporting manufacturing, he also said.The April survey of 8,500 businesses found that the sharpest declines in service sector activity are in sectors such as car repairs, equipment leasing, hotels and leisure.Villeroy expects the economy posted slight growth in the first quarter. He added that the central bank is also not revising its forecast for 5.4% growth in 2021.“That means the French economy will clearly grow more than the European average this year,” Villeroy said.(Adds comments from Bank of France governor from fourth 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.
Boris Johnson has hailed a “hugely significant milestone” as all UK adults over 50 have been offered their first vaccine. The Duke of Edinburgh‘s grandsons have hailed him as an “extraordinary man” and a “legend of banter,” as hundreds of politicians and peers shared their personal tributes. On a day of eulogies for Philip, hours of tributes were also heard in the Parliaments of London, Edinburgh and Cardiff – including by more than 100 MPs in the House of Commons.
The Office for National Statistics said gross domestic product grew by 0.4%, an improvement from a 2.2% decline in January.