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While centre-right GERB won the most seats in the April 4 polls, anger against widespread corruption in the European Union's poorest member state has left it without an outright majority or any potential allies in the fragmented parliament. Prime Minister-designate Daniel Mitov returned the mandate to President Rumen Radev after the two political factions whose support the party sought declined even to meet a party they accuse of fostering a climate of impunity among graft-prone officials and politically connected businessmen. "Given that arrogant attitude, there is no point," the outgoing three-time premier and GERB's leader, Boyko Borissov, told a party meeting prior to the return of the mandate.
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(Bloomberg) -- Russia said it began pulling thousands of troops back from areas near the Ukrainian border Friday, in a move that could ease tensions that have spiked in recent weeks.The Defense Ministry released video on Twitter it said showed the troops returning to their bases. It didn’t give details of the withdrawal, which is scheduled to be completed by May 1. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy welcomed Russia’s announcement of the move Thursday. U.S. officials, who have repeatedly called on Russia to remove the troops, said they were waiting for confirmation the pullback takes place.The ruble rose beyond 75 per dollar early Friday, the highest level since March, continuing a rally that began when Russia announced the planned pullback, easing fears the tensions could lead to new sanctions.Russia’s deployment of more than 100,000 troops, as well as tanks, warplanes and warships, to Crimea and other areas near the Ukrainian border over the last month had raised fears the Kremlin might be planning another attack on its neighbor. For weeks, Moscow rejected calls from Kyiv and its western allies to de-escalate, driving tensions to the highest levels in years. Russia said the troops were in the area for maneuvers.Concerns remain about how complete the action will be and whether tensions could flare again. Russia said it would leave the equipment, including tanks, of one of the units involved in the maneuvers in the area near the border ahead of training operations set for the fall.A North Atlantic Treaty Organization official said Friday that any steps toward de-escalation by Russia would be important and overdue, but added that the alliance will closely monitor the situation.The reaction in Western capitals was also cautious.“While the Russian troop pullout is a move in the right direction, yesterday’s announcement doesn’t change anything about the need to have an analysis of the causes that lead to this very tense situation and to identify measures for de-escalation in the future,” Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu said at a press conference Friday in Bucharest.Why Russia-Ukraine Tensions Are So Hard to Defuse: QuickTake“We’ll be looking for follow-through in terms of what the Russians actually do,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters Thursday. Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said “We obviously want to de-escalate tensions not only in the relationship, but certainly at the border.”Amid the crisis, U.S. President Joe Biden called Putin to appeal to the Russian leader to reduce tensions, offering the prospect of a summit meeting later this year, a gesture the Kremlin welcomed.“Moscow thinks that it got its message across,” said Fyodor Lukyanov, head of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, which advises the Kremlin. “There’s been some de-escalation and now the confrontation has returned to the political and diplomatic sphere.”Russia denied its buildup was a threat to Ukraine but the Kremlin had charged the government in Kyiv with planning an assault on the Donbas. The Ukrainian government rejected those claims and accused Moscow of planning a military incursion of its own.(Updates with ruble reaction, background from third paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced a restructure to its senior management team. Emma Baehr, Tim Hunter, Louise Robertson and Tim Yates have been elevated to Executive Directors. Donna Mathews is appointed to the newly formed role Executive Director of PR & Communications. The executive team will report into BAFTA’s […]
A Virgin Atlantic plane carrying passengers from Mumbai, India, has landed at London’s Heathrow Airport this morning. Passengers on flights into the UK from India must now enter hotel quarantine as the country is officially added to the UK’s 'red list'.
Which country has made the biggest climate commitment?The US, EU and UK are leading the race to cut emissions targets among the world’s biggest economies Young protesters march at a climate rally in Melbourne. Australia, with Japan andCanada, are among the major developed economies to have disappointed green campaigners at the White House summit by setting fresh targets regarded as too low. Photograph: James Ross/AAP
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Dublin, April 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Colonoscopy Devices - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Cancer Screening Suffers a Pandemic Induced SetbackThe global market for Colonoscopy Devices is expected to slump by -8.2% in the year 2020, before recovering to reach a revised US$1.9 billion by the year 2027, trailing a 3.8% CAGR over the analysis period2020 to 2027. Six months into the pandemic, the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve & shows no signs of receding. Endoscopy the mainstay for the diagnosis & management of colorectal cancer is coming under pressure as COVID-19 continues to spread. All non-urgent procedures are being either rescheduled or replaced by alternative biomarkers. Even as hospitals reopen for routine care, shortage of P.P.E & greater attention to endoscopic room hygiene & disinfection are impacting patient throughput rates. The low levels of screening raises the risk of missed, delayed diagnosis & higher mortality. In short, the pandemic is having a negative impact on the economy and healthcare. The risk of contracting the infection in healthcare settings is discouraging people from screening and treatment for various conditions including cancer. Colorectal cancer screening has declined drastically in the US, risking up to 18,000 delayed or missed diagnoses between March and June. This is expected to decline the market for colonoscopy devices for the year 2020. However, without timely screening, the scenario is anticipated to adversely impact cancer patients, leading to increase in colorectal cancer mortalities. These undiagnosed patients are at a high risk of facing adverse effects of the condition. In addition, extended wait for treatment is increasing the risk of cancer progression among patients. The scenario is expected to impact growth prospects for the year 2020. A key trend which is evolving is the shift away from reusable scopes to disposable plastic variants due to fears of COVID-19 spread via droplets & fecal shedding.In the post pandemic period, growth will come from the increasing focus on magnetically-driven robotic platform. Recent advances in the field of endoscopy focus on sophisticated robotic techniques along with active locomotion options to mitigate patient discomfort and pain without compromising over procedure reliability and diagnostic efficacy. Researchers are combining the enhanced patient tolerability and low invasiveness of WCE with options to ensure diagnostic as well as treatment in a single session. Magnetically-driven robotic platform is expected to emerge as a compelling substitute to traditional colonoscopy owing to its minimally-invasive nature and low patient discomfort. These platforms support teleoperated robotic guidance of an innovative, painless and soft-tethered device for high efficacy and accuracy. Embedded on the capsule, the internal magnet is controlled by an external magnet connected to robotic arm that moves the magnet over the patient's abdomen. An endoscopist directly guides the capsule with enhanced reliability and controllability. The technique is likely to become a popular option for colon inspection as it ensures comfortable diagnosis or treatment. The method leverages human-robot interaction to reduce invasiveness and increase diagnostic reliability and accuracy.In addition, colonoscopy offers several other benefits over other alternative treatment options, in terms of accuracy, treatment safety, and precision, which are anticipated to further drive the demand for colonoscopes in surgical centers. Colorectal cancer represents the largest application area for colonoscopy devices, driven by the rising prevalence of colorectal cancer globally. In contrast to invasive surgeries, colonoscopy procedures do not require any incision, which is likely to significantly augment the demand for colonoscopy devices. Moreover, the number of colonoscopy procedures will increase rapidly as a result of the expected expansion in the therapeutic capabilities of colonoscopes.Key Topics Covered: I. METHODOLOGYII. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY1. MARKET OVERVIEW Drop in Colorectal Cancer Screenings due to COVID-19 Crisis Impacts the Colonoscopy Devices MarketColonoscopy: The Journey from Conventional Devices to Robotic PlatformExisting CRC Diagnostic ApproachesConventional ColonoscopyCT-Scan/Virtual ColonoscopyWireless Capsule Endoscopy (WCE)Increasing Focus on Magnetically-Driven Robotic PlatformColonoscopy Devices Market Prospects and OutlookRegional Market PerspectiveLeading Players 2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS(Total 17 Featured): FUJIFILM Holdings America CorporationGI View LtdHUGER Medical Instrument Co.,LtdKARL STORZ SE & Co. KGMECAN MEDICAL EQUIPMENT CO LTDMedtronic PlcOlympus AmericaPENTAX MedicalPro Scope SystemsSonoscape Medical Corp.STERIS Plc 3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS Colorectal Cancer Mortality and Screening Trends in the USPercentage Breakdown of New Cases for Colon and Rectum Cancers by Gender (2019)Growing Preference for Minimally Invasive Surgeries Drives Demand for Colonoscopy systemsAging Population Drives Demand for Colonoscopy DevicesGlobal Population of 65+ Individuals (In 000s) by Region for the Years 2015, 2020 & 2025Colorectal Cancer Burden Gradually Shifts from Older Individuals to Younger PopulationIncreasing Healthcare Expenditure to Foster GrowthWorld Healthcare Expenditure (In US$ Trillion) for the Years 2016 & 2018Per Capita Healthcare Expenditure (in $) by Select Countries for 2018Recent Technological Advancements and Launches Drive Market GrowthPrepless, Ingestible Imaging Capsule to Screen Colorectal CancerArtificial Intelligence to Hold Instrumental Role in Timely Identification of Colorectal Cancer during ColonoscopyInvendo Medical Develops Single-use Invendoscope SC200 with OEM Peristaltic PumpsSMART Medical Systems Introduces G-EYE 760R Colonoscope in EuropeFujifilm Europe Launches CAD EYE Function for Real-Time Identification of Colonic Polyp during ColonoscopyMotus GI Introduces Pure-Vu GEN2 Colon Cleansing System for Colonoscopy Bowel PreparationDemand Increases for Colon CapsulesWorld Capsule Endoscopy Market by Product Segment (%): 2019E 4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVEIII. MARKET ANALYSIS IV. COMPETITION Total Companies Profiled: 17 For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/roeoqu CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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(Bloomberg) -- Jidu Auto, a joint venture between Chinese giants Baidu Inc. and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, aims to spend 50 billion yuan ($7.7 billion) over the next five years on developing smart-car technology.The company intends to hire between 2,500 and 3,000 staff for the project over the next two to three years, around 500 of which will be software engineers, it said. The branding for the nascent auto marque is set to be unveiled in the third quarter of 2021, a spokesperson added. Baidu owns 55% of Jidu and Geely has a 45% stake in the company.The first model from Jidu will be an electric vehicle targeting launch within three years and designed to look like a robot in order to appeal to a young clientele, according to Chief Executive Officer Xia Yiping in an interview with Reuters. The company then plans to release one new model every year or 18 months, he’s cited as saying.Read more: Baidu’s Back With an $80 Billion Rally and Electric Car AmbitionInvestment in EVs has been hotting up in China, where Xiaomi Corp. recently announced an ambitious $10 billion plan to enter the fray, even though its expertise lies more in everyday consumer items like smartphones and rice cookers. For its part, Baidu has been investing in self-driving technology for years and its January announcement of the collaboration with Geely gave its share price a jolt.This year alone, Geely has forged major collaboration pacts with companies from Baidu to Apple Inc.’s Taiwanese manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology Group, Tencent Holdings Ltd. and electric-car upstart Faraday Future. More recently it announced plans for a new brand of electric car called Zeekr as it seeks to become more competitive in a segment of the EV market dominated by Tesla Inc.What Bloomberg Intelligence SaysBaidu’s autonomous-driving platform, Apollo, could give Geely a much-needed technology edge in developing smart EVs, while partnering with China’s largest homegrown auto brand might help Baidu expand its ecosystem as it competes with other internet giants like Tencent and Alibaba.-- Steve Man and Joanna Chen, analystsClick here for the full research.(Updates with additional details about Baidu’s EV initiative 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.
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A deluge of new orders swept through British businesses in April as the country lifted some of its COVID-19 restrictions, according to a survey on Friday that pointed to a rapid rebound for the pandemic-hit UK economy. The preliminary "flash" reading of the UK Composite Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 60.0 in April from 56.4 in March, its highest reading since November 2013. Both services and manufacturing companies increased staffing this month in preparation, the PMI survey showed.
'In more than 23 years of PMI history, we have only seen one spell of faster growth than this,' IHS Markit's Chris Williamson said.
Greta Thunberg has changed her Twitter description to “bunny hugger” in response to Boris Johnson's comments at the Earth Day leaders summit. Addressing the summit, the Mr Johnson said climate action was not an “expensive, politically correct, green act of bunny hugging” but could deliver green jobs and growth, and the world could build back better from the pandemic by building back greener. “Let’s use this extraordinary moment and the incredible technology that we’re working on to make this decade the moment of decisive change in the fight against climate change and let’s do it together,” he urged.
The head of one of London’s most elite state schools called on pupils to be more like the character Neville Longbottom from the Harry Potter novels and stand up to friends in the light of harassment and assault. Speaking in the wake of the “Everyone’s Invited” scandal, in which a rape culture in schools was exposed, James Handscombe, Principal of Harris Westminster sixth form, told pupils they must be “socially scrupulous” and call out their friends if they need to. In a whole school assembly he praised Neville for standing up to his friends Ron and Harry who were breaking school rules, and quoted Hogwarts headmaster Dumbledore saying: “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”