WHAT CHALLENGES DOES THE UK LABOUR MARKET FACE?

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first_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Share MICHAEL SAUNDERS | CITI“Last week’s BCC survey implied that there is less labour market slack than would be expected given the surge in the jobless rate. The share of firms reporting recruitment difficulties also rose slightly. It is possible that the shift towards export-oriented manufacturing is exacerbating skill mismatches.”IAN JERMIN | MERCHANT SECURITIES“The recovery in demand for staff during 2010 has been stronger than expected. But there is little correlation between GDP growth and demand for staff. More important is the general level of confidence, both corporate and consumer, and this has been deteriorating over recent months.”HOWARD ARCHER | IHS GLOBAL INSIGHT“There are likely to be significant job losses in private firms supplying services or goods to the public sector. Many will try to meet any increase in business through greater use of existing workers or use of part-time staff. They are likely to be reluctant to take on any more permanent staff unless they are convinced of a sustained improvement.” Sunday 17 October 2010 11:03 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL WHAT CHALLENGES DOES THE UK LABOUR MARKET FACE? last_img read more

1 UK share I’d buy and hold for the next 10 years

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first_img See all posts by Manika Premsingh FTSE 100 online retailer Ocado (LSE: OCDO) released its results for its 2020 financial year earlier this week. These showed continued robust growth. But this UK share’s price hasn’t exactly soared since. To me, this raises a question: Do investors now think that Ocado’s growth spurt is over? It has seen a sharp sales increase in the lockdowns, as online shopping became both the safer and the more convenient option for consumers. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The question is important for me as a long-term investor because a growing company’s share price is far more likely to continue its upward trajectory and vice versa. 3 ways to assess OCDO’s future share price trajectoryTo assess this, I looked at it in three ways. The first was to compare the sales performance pre-pandemic with that now. The second was to consider its outlook for 2021, and the third was to take a broad look at the growth prospects for the industry it operates in. Sales growthOcado’s sales for its 2020 financial year showed an almost 33% growth rate, which is significantly faster than that seen in the past years. On average, its revenue growth was at 11.5% in the last three years. This suggests that there could be a slow down in growth after the pandemic is over. However, it’s likely that some consumers who were buying groceries in-store earlier have converted to online purchases now. This is corroborated by a survey OCDO mentions in its release. As per this, 7 out of 10 first-time customers in the US said they will continue with the practice of online shopping even after the pandemic. Outlook for the next yearFollowing from here, I would think that even if OCDO’s sales growth does decline, it could still be higher than it was earlier. Which brings me to the second point, its outlook. Ocado doesn’t give a clear picture of its expected retail revenue, its big revenue generator. It just says that that is dependent on Covid-19-related restrictions. I think this further confirms that some decline in sales can be expected. This is further backed up by analyst estimates as compiled by the Financial Times, according to which revenue for 2021 will grow by 17.4%. Forecasts are, of course, subject to change, as the overall environment alters, so they can’t be taken as a given. However, they can add to the overall picture. Long-term opportunities for OCDOEven though this growth rate is a decline from 2020, I think it does continue to support the overall growth story for Ocado. This is especially so since it’s in an expanding industry. This brings me to the third point. Ocado estimates its target market has a size of £2.8trn, of which its current partners have a 7.5% market share. This leaves a significant opportunity. It also sees opportunities outside groceries, such as in apparel. I’m a believer in the OCDO story. It’s even my stock for 2021, and so far its share price is up around 15% in the year. I’ve bought this UK share and plan to hold it for the long term, even though I’m aware that there’s a risk from slowing growth post lockdowns. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Manika Premsingh owns shares of Ocado Group. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Manika Premsingh | Saturday, 13th February, 2021 | More on: OCDO 1 UK share I’d buy and hold for the next 10 years Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

Orange County Economic Summit coming this month

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first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Vernet Lasrado, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Research at the University of Central Florida, will present on “Regional Landscape of Student Completions.”Panel discussion on  workforce development with:o   Barbara Jenkins, Ph.D., Superintendent of Orange County Public Schoolso   Sandy Shugart, Ph.D., President of Valencia Collegeo   Thad Seymour, Jr., Vice Provost for the University of Central Florida Downtown Campuso   Crystal Sircy, Executive Vice President, Orlando Economic Development Commission The Panel will be moderated by Pam Nabors, President/CEO of CareerSource Central Florida.Following the Economic Summit, Orange County will also host the second annual Florida TechMatch, an invitation-only event that paves the way for local technology companies to build relationships and contracts with national industry leaders. The 2017 Orange County Economic Summit is made possible with the help of sponsors, including  Florida Hospital, Florida High Tech Corridor, Orlando Economic Development Commission, CareerSource Central Florida, Valencia College, Orange Technical College, Orlando Regional Realtor Association,Duke Energy, JP Morgan Chase, Tetra Tech, and University of Central Florida.The Mayor’s annual Economic Summit was launched in 2013 following a series of nine economic and job summits designed to examine the area’s varied needs. Those meetings, which were held in 2011 and 2012, focused on key geographic regions and industries such as life sciences, clean technology and international trade. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply  Mayor Teresa Jacobs will host the 2017 Orange County Economic Summit to discuss continued job growth, economic success and workforce development. The event will be held at the Orange County Convention Center on Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.Jacobs will be joined by elected officials, local education experts and distinguished panelists including:Sean Snaith, Ph.D., Director of the University of Central Florida Institute for Economic Competitiveness,  will present his annual economic update. Snaith is a nationally recognized economist in the field of business and economic forecasting. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSEconomic SummitMayor Teresa JacobsOrange County Previous articleWhy you should stop and read this article…Next article20 Country Music Artists to Watch in 2017 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Memorial Day travel hits highest level since 2005

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first_img TAGSMemorial Day Previous articleIs it a mole or skin cancer?Next article5 ways to protect your phone screen Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Memorial DayTravel VolumesTotalAutoAirOtherGas Prices(Memorial Day 2016) Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear BUSIEST AIRPORT PICK-UP LOCATIONS FOR RENTAL CARS(According to HERTZ data from 2016) Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Gas Prices Tumble; Remain Slightly Higher Than Last YearOn Memorial Day 2016, gas prices averaged $2.32 nationwide and $2.25 in Florida.At press time on Tuesday, May 16; gas prices averaged $2.34 nationwide and $2.32 in Florida.Click here for today’s gas price averages near you.Even if gas prices stay above last year’s levels, they should remain well below the prices seen on Memorial Day 2015.The cost to fill an average-size tank of gas with regular unleaded fuel in Florida is $34.80 – $1 more than last year’s holiday.Florida’s average price for gasoline declined for the 25th consecutive day on Tuesday, falling a total of 15 cents during that period.Despite slightly higher gas prices this year, the vast majority of travelers (88.1 percent) are planning to hit the road for the holiday weekend.Automobile travel will grow by 2.5 percent this Memorial Day, with 34.6 million Americans planning a holiday road trip – the most in 12 years.“Motorists have enjoyed an unusual downward trend in gas prices for this time of year, thanks to record-high refinery activity and sluggish demand,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Unfortunately, gas prices appear to be leveling off as demand begins to grow, and crude inventories dropped last week. Where pump prices go from here will largely depend on new supply data from the EIA later today, and the outcome of an OPEC meeting just days before the Memorial Day weekend. Regardless, gas prices should not fluctuate to levels that would cause Americans to alter their holiday travel plans.”Large Increases in Flying and Travel by Other Modes this Memorial DayWhile road trips continue to reign supreme for Memorial Day, more Americans will fly, ride the train or bus, or take a cruise vacation compared to last year.The share for air travel will record the largest year-over-year growth among all transportation modes, climbing 5.7 percent from 2016.This marks the fourth consecutive year of holiday air travel growth, due to Americans’ increased confidence in spending their rising incomes on taking a flight, which tends to be a more expensive mode of travel compared to auto, train or bus.2.9 million Americans will fly to their destination – an increase of 152,000 from last year.Travel by other modes of transportation, including cruises, trains and buses, will increase 3.2 percent, to 1.75 million travelers.Airfares, Hotel and Car Rental Rates on the RiseAccording to AAA’s Leisure Travel Index, average airfares for the top 40 domestic flight routes will be 9 percent higher this Memorial Day, with an average round trip ticket landing at $181.Hotel costs have also increased since last Memorial Day, with the average AAA Three Diamond Rated hotel costing $215, or 18 percent more than last year.More Americans Plan to Rent Cars for their Holiday Road Trips this YearAAA’s car rental bookings are 19 percent higher than last Memorial Day.According to Hertz, the busiest day for car rental pick-ups is expected to be Friday, May 26, based on last year’s data.Daily car rental rates will average $66, which is 7 percent more than last year. TOP DESTINATIONS FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND(Based on AAA travel bookings) Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida2.08 million (+3.3%)1.86 million (+3.1%)163,281 (+6.5%)60,706 (+0.7%)$2.25/g Los Angeles (LAX)San Francisco (SFO)Orlando (MCO)Atlanta (ATL)Denver (DEN) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img Percentages are comparisons to Memorial Day 2016 Travel Volume Orlando, FloridaRome, ItalyLondon, EnglandDublin, IrelandVancouver, CanadaSeattle, WashingtonLas Vegas, NevadaNew York, New YorkParis, FranceHonolulu, Hawaii 39.3 million Americans expected to leave home for the three-day weekendOne million more travelers will take to the road, sky, rails and water for Memorial Day this year; creating the highest travel volume for the holiday since 2005. AAA projects 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend. The total number of Florida travelers will also be the largest for the holiday in 12 years.The total number of Florida travelers will also be the largest for the holiday in 12 years. The projected 2.08 million Floridians would be an increase of 66,169 (3.3%) from last year.“The expected spike in Memorial Day travel mirrors the positive growth seen throughout the travel industry this year,” said Vicky Evans, Assistant Vice President, Travel Sales Development, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “So far in 2017, travel bookings with AAA in Florida are up 17 percent, compared to the same period last year. Higher confidence, rising wages, and recent gas price declines have bolstered consumer spending, leaving many Americans with more money to spend on travel this Memorial Day.”The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 25 to Monday, May 29.By the Numbers:2017 will mark the third consecutive year of growth in Memorial Day travel with 2.7 percent more travelers than last year.Travel volumes for all modes of transportation are forecast to be the highest since 2005.34.6 million Americans (88.1 percent of travelers) will drive to their destinations, an increase of 2.5 percent over last year.2.9 million Americans will fly, increasing air travel by 5.5 percent over last year.1.75 million travelers – an increase 3.2 percent from 2016 – will take other modes of transportation, including cruises, trains and buses.Florida gas prices are leveling off after declining for more than three weeks. The Florida state average of $2.32 is 7 cents more than what motorists paid on Memorial Day 2016.Airfares, car rental rates and mid-range hotels are all trending higher than last Memorial Day. National37.3 million (+2.7%)34.6 million (+2.4%)2.9 million (+5.5%)1.8 million (+2.9%)$2.32/g AAA mobile app – Travelers can use the free app to map a route, find lowest gas prices, access exclusive member discounts, make travel arrangements, request AAA roadside assistance, find AAA Approved Auto Repair facilities and review nearly 59,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants.GasPrices.AAA.com – Find average national, state and local gas prices; research top gas price trends, and use the “Gas Cost Calculator” to determine how much you can expect to spend on gasoline during your next road trip.AAA.com/Travel – Book a hotel, flight, rental car, or cruise. Find travel ideas, hot cruise, and land deals, review top destinations, purchase discounted attraction tickets, and find TripTik, tour books and Maps.AAA.com/TravelerReviews – View ratings and see what other travelers said about cruises and tour vacations they booked through AAA.AAA.com/Diamonds – Search over 59,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants. AAA is the only rating system that uses full-time, professionally trained evaluators to inspect each property on an annual basis. Every AAA Approved establishment offers the assurance of acceptable cleanliness, comfort and hospitality, and ratings of One to Five Diamonds help travelers find the right match for amenities and services.About the travel forecast:AAA’s projections are based on economic forecasting and research by IHS Markit. The London-based business information provider first teamed with AAA in 2009 to jointly analyze travel trends during major holidays. AAA has been reporting on holiday travel trends for more than two decades. The complete AAA/IHS Markit 2017 Memorial Day holiday travel forecast is available here. Many Memorial Day Vacationers Traveling Abroad this YearWhile the vast majority of travelers are planning a Memorial Day road trip, many other Americans will take an extended vacation and travel internationally.Europe is among the most popular vacations booked with AAA this year. Multiple European countries landed on our top 10 due to pent-up demand and continued favorable exchange rates.AAA to Rescue more than 330,000 Motorists this Memorial DayAAA expects to rescue more than 330,000 motorists this Memorial Day weekend, with the primary reasons being lockouts, flat tires, and battery-related issues.AAA recommends motorists have their vehicles inspected by a trusted repair shop, such as one of the more than 7,000 AAA Approved Auto Repairfacilities across North America.Members can download the AAA Mobile app, visit AAA.com or call 1-800-AAA-HELP to request roadside assistance.AAA to Reimburse Members up to $1,500 for Emergency ExpensesAAA will reimburse covered emergency expenses up to $600 for Classic members, $1,000 for Plus members, and $1,500 for Premier members who are traveling by car – at least 100 miles away from home – and have a breakdown, accident, or if their vehicle is stolen while en route.Reimbursable expenses include meals and lodging, car rental, and transportation home or to their destination within 72 hours.AAA members can find complete information in their membership booklet.AAA offers the following tools to assist travelers Please enter your comment! 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Jerry Collins injured by awkward looking tackle

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first_imgThursday Jan 15, 2009 Jerry Collins injured by awkward looking tackle Some of you may have heard about Toulon flanker Jerry Collins being injured on the weekend after only ten minutes in the Top 14 match against Brive. Thanks to another valued contributor and fan, we’ve got the clip showing exactly what happened.The injury was sustained as opposition prop Pascal Idieder went in extremely low for a tackle on Collins legs, causing the knee to twist and the big former All Black to be left lying on the floor writhing in pain.Collins will be sidelined for what looks like six to eight weeks with the knee injury, adding misery to Toulons already disappointing season.According to their website, the scan has revealed that he has strained his knee, but the cruciate ligaments were not ruptured.The tackle technique in question looked rather strange to say the least. Yes, get in low on a big guy, but the ball had been passed and there was no attempt to run through Ideider, so for him to go in low like he did, was very peculiar.There have since been murmurs of foul play, with some accusing the Brive prop of of a deliberate attempt to cause damage. To others though, perhaps it was simply clumsy.Incidentally, Toulon lost the match, 19-9. Time: 03:35ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Gavin Coombes grabs four tries as Munster easy to victory over Zebre Gavin Coombes scored four tries at Zebre as Munster secured second place in the northern section of the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup. Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Crusaders player ratings vs Rebels | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Which Crusaders stood out in their 26-point win over the Rebels in the final round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman? Jerry Collins injured by awkward looking tackle | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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The Skiff: November 2, 2017

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first_imgThe Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 Facebook The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019 ReddIt The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Previous articleHorned Frogs refuse to dwell on past in preparation for TexasNext articleTCU’s A Cappella Society kicked off its season at the annual Fall Concert The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes + posts The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] Facebook The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019center_img Linkedin Twitter The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Linkedin The Skiff The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Life in Fort Worth printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 116, Issue 11: Food Recovery Network to reduce wasteAlso: Horned Frogs refuse to dwell on the past, “Stranger Things” review and more. ReddIt The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019last_img read more

Reporters Without Borders urges police investigation after Reuters photographer beaten

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first_img May 16, 2021 Find out more IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts News May 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders has urged Israeli police chief Shlomo Aharonishki to hold an investigation after a photographer for the British press agency Reuters, Ammar Awad, was brutally beaten and kicked by around a dozen Israeli police officers, according to witnesses at the scene.Awad was covering clashes between young Palestinians and Israeli Police on the esplanade of the mosques in Jerusalem old town after Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on 2 April when he was attacked. Police fired tear gas grenades leaving around 20 people injured. “Journalists covering the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians are exposed on a daily basis to brutality from the military, the police or other groups, such as Israeli settlers and some Palestinian militants,” said the international press freedom organisation.”Israel is democracy which should not tolerate such behaviour from its police force. We ask that the perpetrators of these abuses be punished and that an official apology be made to Reuters and to its journalist, who was prevented from doing his job for no legitimate reason.”Awad was treated for his injuries by a doctor and is expected to be unable to work for one week. In addition his camera and lenses were destroyed and his identity papers seized.The clashes took place on the second Friday following the death of the Hamas spiritual leader, Sheik Ahmed Yassin, killed by the Israeli Army in Gaza on 22 March. Organisation Help by sharing this information April 5, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders urges police investigation after Reuters photographer beaten News to go furthercenter_img Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists News June 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Israel IsraelMiddle East – North Africa WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Newslast_img read more

Interim Chechen president’s claims undermine search for truth in Politkovskaya case

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first_img RSF_en Organisation News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” February 28, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Interim Chechen president’s claims undermine search for truth in Politkovskaya case News Receive email alerts May 28, 2021 Find out more May 27, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Belarus Chechnya’s new interim president has accused Boris Berezovsky of being behind the murders of Anna Politkovskaya and Alexander Litvinenko. However, Novaya Gazeta says the allegations are baseless and are designed to draw the investigators away from the real instigators. Help by sharing this information News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown to go further читать на русскомReporters Without Borders voiced scepticism today about a claim made by Chechnya’s acting President Ramzan Kadyrov at a news conference in Grozny on 20 February that Boris Berezovsky (a Russian businessman and former politician now living in exile in Britain) ordered the murders of journalist Anna Politkovskaya and former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko.Kadyrov claimed that he was personally present at meetings at which Berezovsky compromised himself and that Berezovsky, aided by Litvinenko, had financed Chechen separatist fighters with the aim of destroying Russia.A member of the staff of Politkovskaya’s newspaper Novaya Gazeta, Viacheslav Izmayilov, has responded to Kadyrov in an article published in the newspaper, calling on him to go to the police with his information and pointing out that others close to the Russian government have also tried to put the blame on Berezovsky.“At Novaya Gazeta, we have explored several theories with the inspectors in charge of investigating Anna Politkovskaya’s murder and all of them are different from this one,” Izmayilov said. “The men in charge of the Politkovskaya investigation do not believe in this lie, and they are the most honest in men in their force.”Izmayilov said he knew who had made a statement accusing Berezovsky – an individual known as “Pirate” who has been involved in hostage-trafficking in Chechnya and who is under pressure from the secret services. Izmayilov said Berezovsky was not one of the instigators of this trade and both the Russian interior ministry and the security service (the FSB) were in a position to know this. Both interior ministry and FSB agents have been present at handovers of hostages in exchange for ransom, playing the role of “bag carriers,” Izmayilov added. BelarusEurope – Central Asia BelarusEurope – Central Asia “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says June 2, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Advent Technologies Announces Acquisition of UltraCell, a Leader in Lightweight Fuel Cell Technology

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first_img WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  Previous articleArlington Capital Partners Announces Strategic Minority Investment by Goldman Sachs Asset ManagementNext articleBrainlab Loop-X Mobile Imaging Robot and Cirq Robotic Alignment Module for Spine Both Receive FDA clearance Digital AIM Web Support Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Facebookcenter_img BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADN) (“Advent”), an innovation-driven company in the fuel cell and hydrogen technology space, today announced that it has acquired UltraCell LLC (“UltraCell”), the fuel cell division of Bren-Tronics, Inc. (“Bren-Tronics”). The acquisition closed on February 18, 2021. UltraCell is a leader in lightweight fuel cells for the portable power market with mature products and cutting-edge technology. The portable battery chargers produced by UltraCell are the only NATO approved fuel cell products Made in the USA (and one of the only two across NATO), with units already deployed in the field by military and security agencies. Three additional NATO allies are currently testing UltraCell systems. UltraCell’s fuel cell products have also been recognized and presented in multiple global NATO events. UltraCell’s technology can use hydrogen or liquid fuels to deliver reliable power at a fraction of the weight of batteries. An UltraCell system is 3x-25x lighter in weight than the equivalent battery solution (depending on the application and use case). Furthermore, the systems have been deployed with excellent performance in stringent and challenging conditions and climates. UltraCell’s fuel cells rely on Advent’s high-temperature MEAs for delivering on the “any-fuel, anywhere” promise. UltraCell’s fuel cell innovations will complement the development of Advent’s next-generation lightweight systems for the mobility market (with emphasis on the commercial drone, aviation, and heavy-duty automotive industries). Advent plans to retain and expand current UltraCell operations and capabilities in the Livermore, California area, in parallel to its Boston operations and continue to deliver on its “Made in the USA” promise. Dr. Vasilis Gregoriou, Advent’s CEO & Founder, commented: “We are excited to welcome our long-time partners from UltraCell to the Advent family. The two teams share the same DNA and focus on innovation and have worked together for years, so we expect this to be a very successful combination. Our strategy is very clear, and we have put the plan in action immediately after our public listing. We believe our next-generation HT-PEM technology that we co-develop with the US Department of Energy, combined with UltraCell’s expertise and lightweight stack innovations, is an unbeatable combination. Together, we can bring to the market industry-leading products that will benefit various end markets. The next step in our plan is to partner with strategic Tier1 and OEM companies and forge a path to mass-market adoption.” Bill Hunter, Advent’s CFO & President added: “This is a high-value acquisition to extend our range in the fuel cell market. One of the first principles in technology deals is having the right people, and the two teams in this transaction know and respect each other well. The UltraCell operation is very active with its product development and is expected to bring quality revenue to Advent. Our decision to retain and expand the facilities in Livermore, California, is a testament to our Made in the USA plan.” Ian Kaye, Founder & General Manager of UltraCell added: “We are excited to join an ambitious public company that has a plan to revolutionize the fuel cell industry. I believe together with our new colleagues, we can bring to the global market products that make fuel cells affordable and ideal for the mobility industry.” Mr. Kaye will also take a leading role in Advent’s future plans as Senior Vice President of Product Development. Conference Call Information Advent Technologies will host an investor conference call to discuss the transaction Monday, February 22, 2021 at 11:00 am EST. The webcast will be accompanied by a detailed investor presentation. Date: Monday, February 22, 2021 Time: 11:00 a.m. Eastern time Toll-free dial-in number: (888) 753-4238 International dial-in number: (574) 941-1785 Conference ID: 6082445 The conference call will be broadcast live and available for replay here. Toll-free replay number: (800) 585-8367 Replay ID: 6082445 About Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. is an innovation-driven company in the fuel cell and hydrogen technology space. Our vision is to accelerate electrification through advanced materials, components, and next-generation fuel cell technology. Our technology applies to electrification (fuel cells) and energy storage (flow batteries, hydrogen production) markets, which we commercialize through partnerships with Tier1s, OEMs, and System Integrators. For more information on Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc., please visit the company’s website at https://www.advent.energy/ About UltraCell LLC UltraCell LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bren-Tronics Inc., is a leader in fuel cells, with experience in research, product development, manufacturing, and customer applications. The company has developed new technologies and intellectual property in the field of methanol, propane and JP8 – based fuel cells and continues to innovate in this rapidly emerging field. UltraCell was the first to commercialize reformed methanol fuel cell technology to provide clean, renewable energy to power portable electronics. UltraCell’s fuel cell systems were the first systems in the 25-50 watt range to have undergone extensive Military Specification qualification testing and field trials. www.ultracell-llc.com About Bren-Tronics, Inc. Bren-Tronics (Commack, NY) is a small business that has been designing and manufacturing portable power solutions for the war fighter since 1973. Bren-Tronics is the world leader in the design and production of military rechargeable batteries, chargers, and power systems. Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “expect,” “plan,” “could,” “may,” “will,” “believe,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “goal,” “project,” and other words of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements address various matters including Advent’s acquisition of UltraCell and the impact of such acquisition on Advent including, among others, statements concerning the potential benefits, strategic plans and business expectations associated with the acquisition. Each forward-looking statement contained in this press release is subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statement. Applicable risks and uncertainties include, among others, the successful execution of the plans described in this press release; and the risks identified under the heading “Risk Factors” in the definitive proxy statement / prospectus included in the Registration Statement on Form S-4 filed with the SEC on January 20, 2021, as well as the other information we file with the SEC. We caution investors not to place considerable reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. You are encouraged to read our filings with the SEC, available at www.sec.gov, for a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any of these statements. Our business is subject to substantial risks and uncertainties, including those referenced above. Investors, potential investors, and others should give careful consideration to these risks and uncertainties. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005435/en/ CONTACT: For Advent Technologies Sloane & Company Joe Germani / Alex Kovtun / James Goldfarb [email protected]/[email protected]/[email protected] UltraCell LLC. Ian Kaye [email protected] Bren-Tronics, Inc. Doug Petito [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CHEMICALS/PLASTICS OTHER ENERGY UTILITIES MANUFACTURING ALTERNATIVE ENERGY ENERGY OTHER MANUFACTURING SOURCE: Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 07:00 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 07:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005435/en Advent Technologies Announces Acquisition of UltraCell, a Leader in Lightweight Fuel Cell Technology Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

COVID Surge: Madhya Pradesh High Court Extends Interim Orders Till June 15

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first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID Surge: Madhya Pradesh High Court Extends Interim Orders Till June 15 Sparsh Upadhyay23 April 2021 6:59 AMShare This – xIn view of the extraordinary situation on account of the surge in Coronavirus cases in the State following the onset of the second Covid wave, the Madhya Pradesh High Court today suo moto extended the interim orders passed by it and the courts subordinate to it, which were subsisting as on March 10, till June 15. The Bench of Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice Sanjay Dwivedi issued the order taking into account the large number of Coronavirus positive cases are being reported from different parts of the State and noting that the Courts throughout the State are not able to function effectively in a regular manner. The Court also stressed that it would take some more time for the High Court as well as District and Sub-ordinate Courts, Labour Courts and Family Courts in the State to resume normal functioning due to the ongoing unprecedented crisis. Importantly, the Court also stated, “Although we do not want to disclose the exact numbers collated by the Registry of this Court but suffice it to say that a large number of stakeholders including the Judicial Officers, employees of the Courts and the Advocates have been found positive for Coronavirus in almost all the districts of the State and unfortunately, some of them have even succumbed to this deadly disease.” Therefore, with a view to ensuring that the citizens of the State in general and the litigants before the Courts in particular, the Court issued the following directions to remain operative in the first phase till 15th June, 2021 (list not exhaustive, please refer to the order attached): – All the interim orders/directions issued or protection granted including any order requiring any compliance by the parties to such proceedings, passed by this Court or any other Court sub-ordinate to it or any Family Court or Labour Court or any Tribunal or any other Judicial or Quasi-Judicial forum in the State of Madhya Pradesh, over which this Court has the power of superintendence, which were subsisting as on 10th March, 2021, shall stand extended till 15th June, 2021; The interim orders or directions of this Court or any Court subordinate to this Court in the State, which are not of a limited duration and were meant to operate till further orders, shall continue to remain in force until modified/altered/vacated by specific order of the Court concerned in a particular case; The time for filing of written statement or return in any suit or proceeding pending before any Civil Court or any other forum, unless specifically directed, shall stand extended till 15th of June, 2021; The orders of eviction, dispossession, demolition, etc. passed by this Court or any Court subordinate to it or any Tribunal or Judicial or Quasi-Judicial forum, which have so far remained unexecuted shall remain in abeyance till 15th of June 2021;Interim protection is given in the anticipatory bail applications by the High Court or Court of Sessions for a limited period, which has expired or is likely to expire on any date after 10th March, 2021, shall stand extended till 15th of June, 2021; All the interim bail granted under Section 439, Cr.P.C. by the High Court or Courts of Sessions, limited by time-frame specifying an expiry on any date after 10th March 2021, shall stand extended till 15th June, 2021; Parole granted to a person any time after 9th March, 2021 by order passed by a Court exercising the criminal jurisdiction and limited by time-frame specifying an expiry date, shall stand extended till 15th of June, 2021;The State Government or any of its Department or any Municipal Corporation / Council / Board or any Gram Panchayat or any other local body or any other agency and instrumentality of the State shall not take any action for eviction and demolition in respect of any property, over which any citizen or person or party or any Body Corporate, has physical or symbolic possession as on today till 15th June, 2021; Any Bank or Financial Institution shall not take action for auction in respect of any property of any citizen or person or party or any Body corporate till 15th June, 2021;If the Government of Madhya Pradesh and/or any of its Department and/or functionaries, Central Government and/or its departments or functionaries or any Public Sector Undertakings or any Public or Private Companies or any Firm or any individual or person is/are, by the order of this Court or any Court subordinate to it or the Tribunals, required to do a particular thing or carry out a certain direction in a particular manner, in a time frame, which has expired after 10th March, or is going to expire at any time from now up to 15th June, 2021, the time for compliance of such order shall stand extended up to 15th June, 2021, unless specifically directed otherwise by the Court concerned; The matter has now been listed for further hearing on 15th June, 2021 for further consideration. Case title – In Reference (Suo Motu) vs. Union of India and others [W.P. No. 8820/2021] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsFunctioning Of Courts Amid COVID Surge functioning of Courts Surge In COVID-19 Cases COVID Surge Madhya Pradesh High Court Interim Orders Extension of Interim Orders Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq Justice Sanjay Dwivedi COVID Second Wave Next Storylast_img read more