Japanese athlete Sayaka Murakami practices long jump at Matsuyamashita Park in Inzai of Chiba
Japanese athlete Sayaka Murakami practices long jump at Matsuyamashita Park in Inzai of Chiba
The princess address Salvation Army staff at their virtual Christmas carol service.
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(Bloomberg) -- China’s vigorous testing of all inbound frozen food shipments for virus risk, as well as the recovery in domestic hog numbers, could cause meat imports to plunge as much as 30% next year.Long and cumbersome testing procedures increase the risks for meat importers, prompting them to buy less at a time when domestic pork prices have retreated from record levels, said Lin Guofa, a senior analyst at Bric Agriculture Group, a Beijing-based consulting firm.Moreover, some mainland consumers are wary of overseas frozen meat due to concerns over food safety, according to Rabobank Group’s senior livestock analyst Pan Chenjun, who sees imports extending declines this winter.China began testing cold food shipments for the coronavirus in June in a move it says is aimed at protecting public health, after imported salmon was singled out as a possible culprit for Beijing’s fresh Covid-19 outbreak that month.Despite the small number of food samples that were found to be contaminated, the Chinese government asked for all overseas shipments of cold-chain products to be disinfected, while banning sales of imported frozen meat that do not have quarantine certificates or traceability information.China’s meat and offal imports have already tumbled to their lowest since February, the height of the country’s coronavirus outbreak that led the top buyer to enter lockdown, crushing demand and jamming up global supply chains. Still purchases for the whole year are set to reach a record as domestic hog herds are still recovering from their ravaging by African swine fever.In Tianjin, China’s largest meat-handling port, thousands of meat and seafood containers are piling up as all cargoes have to undergo testing and preventive disinfection before delivery to cold storage, a shipping official told Bloomberg.The congestion is the most acute this year even when compared with the middle of the year when customs clearance times tripled, or at the start of 2020 when swathes of the country were shut down, the official said.Other major ports have also seen severe congestion due to limited cold storage space, and some second-tier cities have banned trucked shipments of frozen food from the ports over infection fears, according to a meat trading executive.On Friday, Australia’s agriculture department said new health certification requirements from China for the import of non-viable (dead) aquatic products may pose uncertainties to current trade and cause some products to get detained at the Chinese border.More than 40 cases of imported frozen products testing positive for the coronavirus have been reported in 16 provinces and regions across China as of November, according to Global Times. Products from Ecuador and Argentina have the highest number of discoveries, the state-backed newspaper reported.Meanwhile, China’s hog herds are rebounding from African swine fever. Domestic pork output could expand as much as 20% next year from 2020, and reduce meat imports by between 20% and 30%, Rabobank’s Pan estimated.(Adds notice from Australian government in third-last 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.
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Press Release - Boston, London, Nice, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo, December 4, 2020 Scientific Beta reiterates reservations on EU Climate Benchmark and Sustainability Disclosures regulation Climate Benchmark standards encourage greenwashing and cannot be considered an informative label on the sustainability of the indices that refer to them With the publication of the delegated acts laying out the minimum contents of explanations about ESG incorporation into Benchmarks and their standard format and specifying minimum standards for the construction of EU Climate Benchmarks, the European co-regulators have completed the ESG overhaul of the Benchmark Regulation. The delegated act pertaining to Benchmark Statement disclosures establishes a long list of ESG indicators to be provided where the higher level text called for an “explanation of how ESG factors are reflected.” With limited exceptions, these new disclosures pertain to data not typically made public by companies. This is not only a boon for ESG data providers, but it also harms competition in the index provision market because the conditions for fair and non-discriminatory access cannot be met. Last but not least, a lack of standardisation further limits the relevance of these disclosures for decision making around sustainability. By anchoring to traditional benchmarks and requiring a sharp reduction of carbon intensity at onset and then a uniform year-on-year compression without properly considering sector dimensions, the delegated act laying out the standards for the EU Climate Benchmarks reduces the scope of the regulation and incentivises portfolio greenwashing over the adoption of investment solutions that promote the reorientation of capital flows towards a more sustainable economy. Greenwashing is further facilitated by mandating the use of a carbon intensity metric that needlessly substitutes for the market standard and introduces equity market volatility into measurement and by incentivising index construction on unreliable emissions data. Commenting on the publication of the delegated acts, Frederic Ducoulombier, ESG Director at Scientific Beta, said, “While we regret the introduction of costly disclosure obligations that create an unlevel playing field between benchmarks and between administrators without delivering material benefits for end-investors, we are most concerned by the counterproductive nature of the Climate Benchmark standards. The European Commission's combination and technical specification of decarbonisation approaches incentivise portfolio greenwashing over the promotion and reward of decarbonisation in the real economy consistent with the Paris Agreement. Since the new labels cannot be trusted, impact-concerned investors will need to perform in-depth due diligence on EU Climate Benchmark methodologies and data to avoid associating with greenwashing and to identify features contributing to alignment with the Paris Agreement.” The Scientific Beta white paper on the subject can be accessed through the link below: A Critical Appraisal of Recent EU Regulatory Developments Pertaining to Climate Indices and Sustainability Disclosures for Passive Investment Issues with decarbonisation metric and emissions data are further discussed in two other white papers: Carbon Intensity Bumps on the Way to Net Zero Understanding the Importance of Scope 3 Emissions and the Implications of Data Limitations Scientific Beta is an original initiative which aims to favour the adoption of the latest advances in smart beta design and implementation by the whole investment industry. Its academic origin provides the foundation for its strategy: offer, in the best economic conditions possible, the smart beta solutions that are most proven scientifically with full transparency of both the methods and the associated risks. Scientific Beta, 1 George Street, #15-02, Singapore 049145. For further information, please contact: email@example.com, Web: www.scientificbeta.com. Attachment Press_release_EU_regulation_climate_indices
One policy area, which hasn’t been much discussed in the context of Keir Starmer’s ambitions to regenerate Labour as the party of the northern working class, is education
Kim Jones, Riccardo Tisci and Stella McCartney are among the winners of this year’s first ever virtual British Fashion Awards. Usually hosted at the Royal Albert Hall, with previous guests including Meghan Markle, Rihanna and Julia Roberts, the 2020 British Fashion Awards were held online tonight. In Community, east Asian brand ASAI, which celebrates culture and heritage through its designs, Chanel, the fashion house that supports social causes, Kenneth Ize, who works with Nigerian artisans, Michael Halpern and the Emergency Designer Network were honoured.
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(Bloomberg) -- Shares of the media company founded by Hong Kong government critic Jimmy Lai surged on Friday, a day after the stock was halted following his detention on charges related to an earlier arrest under the China-drafted national security law.Next Digital Ltd. jumped as much as 107% before paring to close the day up 20%. The stock briefly saw its biggest gain since the days following Lai’s August arrest. Back then, it surged 1,100% in two sessions to a seven-year high before wiping out those gains.“It’s purely speculative,” said Kenny Wen, an analyst at Everbright Sun Hung Kai Co. Ltd., of Friday’s gains. “The stock is too volatile and the risk of reversion is very high, as we saw in August. Things can turn around very quickly and investors will lose out if they can’t pull out in time.”Hong Kong police in October arrested more than a dozen people in connection with the summer surge on suspicion of the use of illegal funds and conspiracy to defraud. Police said one of the people had links to organized crime, and six were unemployed.Lai, 73, was this week denied bail on the new charges related to the August arrest, which could potentially keep him behind bars for months as he fights the allegations.The publisher and his fellow executives were charged with violating the lease terms of the office park housing Next Digital’s headquarters by basing a family office there to manage his personal finances. He wasn’t immediately charged with potentially more serious allegations of foreign collusion under the security law, which in August prompted his arrest and a dramatic raid of the newsroom of Next Media’s Apple Daily newspaper.Hong Kong Tycoon Jimmy Lai Denied Bail in Ongoing Crack Down (1)China’s crackdown on Hong Kong dissent has prompted international condemnation, and the U.S. has hit Chief Executive Carrie Lam and several other officials responsible for the city with sanctions. Lam said she was collecting “piles of cash” at home because the financial measures were barring her from basic banking services.Hong Kong authorities have moved quickly to employ the sweeping legislation, which carries sentences as long as life in prison, since it was imposed by China without local debate in June. The police unit tasked with enforcing the measure has so far arrested 32 people, most for allegations related to slogans, banners or Internet posts deemed to be secessionist or seditious.(Updates with close)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.
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Dublin, Dec. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Aesthetic Services - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Consisting of Services Involving Close Physical Proximity, Aesthetic Services Suffers the Ravages of Physical Distancing as a Key Measure Against COVID-19 SpreadThe global market for Aesthetic Services is expected to slump by -8.7% in the year 2020 and thereafter recover and grow to reach US$24.9 billion by the year 2027, trailing a post COVID-19 CAGR of 6.2% over the analysis period 2020 through 2027. With COVID-19 restricting the type of care to only essential services during the quarantine period, elective surgeries, non-essential medical, surgical, and aesthetic procedures witnessed a significant decline in revenues. A good percentage of these clinics completely halted operations while others resorted to reducing the number of working hours leading to significant reductions in their revenues. Clinics had to follow completely new protocols of working for continuing safe operations which also proved to be expensive. Medical aesthetic practitioners found it increasingly difficult to run clinics even after reopening of activities. One of the major problems was the fear among patients to leave safety of their homes even after lifting of restrictions. With consumers migrating to do-it-yourself, over the counter, at-home beauty solutions a quick recovery in the year 2020 remains hampered. Second wave of infection surge in the U.S. & several European countries is additionally resulting in low consumer footfall, post re-opening. In many countries, around 70 percent decrease in patient numbers, during the initial reopening period, was reported. Another challenge was the extreme shortage of PPEs such as face shields, N95 masks, disposable gowns etc. In countries like Australia, there was also this issue of not enough clarity with regard to reopening of aesthetic services across regions. Revenues in the SPA & beauty salon market are expected to erode by $19.2 billion in the year 2020.Since the pandemic, many practitioners adopted the practice of virtual waiting rooms where patients wait in their own cars, or just text the clinic to know the right time to arrive. Staff at the clinics also became more comfortable with the new processes as they would enable them to better manage patients. The time of non-activity was also used effectively by many practitioners to better connect to their clients. Social networking sites were used for regularly sending broadcasts and updates to clients. Policies for various procedures were explained through telehealth. Protecting and maintaining communication with and trust of clients was the primary goal of all such strategies. New marketing strategies also included showing clients how safe the clinics were. Videos of staff wearing masks, using hand sanitizers and organization of waiting rooms in such a way that patients do not cross paths are all examples. Maintaining good ventilation in all the areas of the clinics has also been one of the practices increasingly followed at aesthetic medical clinics. Opening all windows and switching on exhaust fans for better airflow has been one of the important practices. Offering telehealth to suitable clients has been another important practice adopted by aesthetic medical clinics during the pandemic. An appropriate questionnaire prior to entry of patients into the clinic, recording of temperatures, protocols for notifying patients about their appointments, maintaining clean waiting areas, ensuring maximized ventilation, following strict protocols for hand hygiene, ensuring sanitizers at all places, cleaning all surfaces after the work day, and sterilization of masks have been the most important practices followed in general by all aesthetic medical clinics in countries across the world. It has also been important for clinics to remain updated about new hygiene rules and ensure that they have adequate amounts of PPEs and other safety supplies at all times. Government guidelines, various sources on the internet for instance, Physician's First Watch, and health bulletins have been some of the sources for latest updates on hygiene rules. Key Topics Covered: I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPEII. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY1. MARKET OVERVIEW Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global RecessionCOVID-19 Disruptions Impact Aesthetic Services MarketAesthetic Clinics to Follow Infection-Prevention Measures to Mitigate Risk of COVID-19 Infection TransmissionMarket OutlookDeveloped Regions Dominate, Developing to Drive Market GrowthSurgical Procedures Dominate, Non-Surgical Aesthetic Services to Witness Faster GrowthSEGMENT INFORMATIONNew Implant Options and Surgical Techniques Shape Market Prospects for Breast AugmentationAdvances in Laser Technology Drives New Opportunities in Medical AestheticsDermal Fillers and BOTOX Witness Rapid GrowthBotulinum Toxin Gains Popularity among MillennialsNon-Invasive Body Contouring Witnesses Rapid GrowthBody Injectables & Shapely RearsMuscle SculptingVelaShape III to Reduce CelluliteWorld Brands 2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS Allergan PLCGalderma SACynosure, A Hologic CompanyCutera, Inc.Fotona d.o.oBausch Health Companies Inc.Establishment Labs S.A.GC Aestheticshuman med AGAlma Lasers Ltd. 3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS Select Key Trends for 2020 and BeyondTweakmentsFractional FaceliftSkin TreatmentsVaginal RejuvenationHair Thinning Treatments for WomenAlternatives to Brazilian Butt LiftsNew Advanced Medical Aesthetic Treatments Gain TractionSurge in Injectables DemandPreventative InjectablesPlatelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Hair Loss and Skin ResurfacingIncreasing Popularity of Vaser LiposuctionOther Popular Liposuction ProceduresNew Fillers & Picosecond Lasers Make a ForayEncouraging Breakthroughs in Aesthetic Lasers for Enhanced Efficacy & Safety ProfilesInnovative Laser-based DevicesVersatile, Multi-Application Laser SystemsDevices Combining Radiofrequency & MicroneedlingNew Devices for Fat, Collagen & Skin TighteningBody Treatments Undergo MakeoverEmphasis on Natural Looks Drive Market GrowthFocus on All Skin Tones & TypesTechnology Trends Creating Buzz in Aesthetic Services for Medical SpaProliferation of Skin Conditions Create Need for Advanced TechnologyCouture Lips Gain Increasing PopularityLitLift Gains TractionMasseter Botox for Slim Jaw Line and TMJDLonger Life Expectancy and Rising Disposable Incomes Propel Aesthetic Services MarketIncrease in Healthcare Spending Stirs Demand for BTX in Therapeutic Applications 4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVEIII. MARKET ANALYSIS GEOGRAPHIC MARKET ANALYSIS IV. COMPETITION Total Companies Profiled: 76 For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/l9nrdv Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research. 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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Noerresundby, Denmark, 4 December 2020Announcement no. 41/2020 The Board of Directors of RTX has, cf. company announcement no. 38 dated 25. November 2020, resolved to initiate a share buy-back programme in accordance with the provisions of Article 5 Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 (MAR) and the Commission’s delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 of 8 March 2016, also referred to as the "Safe Harbor" rules. Under the programme RTX will buy back shares for an amount up to DKK 50 million and no more than 500,000 shares in the period from 25 November 2020 to 30 September 2021. The following transactions have been made under the programme in the period from 27 November 2020 to 3 December 2020: Number of shares Average purchase price Transaction value in DKK Accumulated, latest announcement 2,600 217.20 564,720 27 November 2020 1,400 223.11 312,354 30 November 2020 1,400 222.51 311,514 1 December 2020 1,500 222.83 334,245 2 December 2020 1,500 217.48 326,220 3 December 2020 1,700 219.44 373,048 Accumulated under the programme 10,100 220.01 2,222,101 With the transactions stated above, RTX A/S owns a total of 311,622 of treasury shares, corresponding to 3.61% of the share capital. The total number of shares in the company is 8,642,838 including treasury shares. In accordance with the Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014, transactions related to the share buy-back programme are presented in detailed form in the appendix attached to this company announcement. Enquiries and further information: CEO Peter Røpke, tel +45 96 32 23 00RTX’s homepage: www.rtx.dk Attachment RTX CA No 41-2020 - 04.12.20 - Share repurchase programme
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The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson submitted a Marketing Authorisation Extension Application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to register paliperidone palmitate 6-monthly (PP6M) for the maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in adult patients who are clinically stable on paliperidone palmitate 1‑monthly (PP1M)1 or 3-monthly (PP3M)2 injectable products. If approved, this long‑acting injectable will provide adults living with schizophrenia a twice-yearly dosing regimen, the longest dosing interval available for an antipsychotic medication in the European Economic Area.3