Britain's 94-year-old Queen Elizabeth, who last month had her first COVID-19 vaccination dose, has encouraged the public to follow suit, saying it did not hurt and those who were wary should think of others. The monarch and her 99-year-old husband Prince Philip, who is currently in hospital with a non-COVID infection, received their shots from a household doctor at the queen’s Windsor Castle residence, with their age putting them in the priority group for England’s coronavirus vaccine rollout. "Once you've had a vaccine you have a feeling of you know, you're protected which I think is very important and as far as I could make out it was quite harmless," the queen said in a video call with health officials overseeing inoculations across the four nations of the United Kingdom.
U.S. investment company Artisan Partners joined activist investor Bluebell Capital Partners on Friday in demanding that French food group Danone finds a new chief executive. Chairman and Chief Executive Emmanuel Faber has come under growing pressure as activist shareholders push for management changes to lift returns that have lagged those of some rivals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Artisan, which has built a 3% stake in Danone, called for a split in the roles of CEO and chairman, also echoing Bluebell's demands.
A British man who snuck out of the hotel room where he was serving his Stay-Home Notice (SHN) twice last September to meet his then-fiancee was on Friday (26 February) jailed for two weeks and fined $1,000.
Lund, Sweden, February 26, 2021 – Terranet AB (Terranet/the Company), (Nasdaq: TERRNT-B.ST), developers of advanced driver-assist systems and the creators of breakthrough 3D motion awareness technology VoxelFlow™, today reported financial results for the conclusion of its fiscal year 2020, ended December 31, 2020. Corporate highlights from the fiscal year January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020, and recent weeks: Terranet announced on January 15, 2020 the convertible loan signed in January of 2019 was paid in full. Göran Jansonan, engineer from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Executive Board Member at The International Bateson Institute, was named Terranet’s Chairman of the Board of Directors. Terranet received a 31,000 EUR purchase order from Mercedes-Benz after its continuation of an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by both Terranet and Mercedes-Benz to prototype demonstration, product development and industrialization of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS and anti-collision solutions).Mangold Fondkommission published a new analysis of Terranet and set a buy recommendation and a 12-month forward target price of SEK 2.50 Terranet secured a partnership with a leading Swedish-Finnish consulting and engineering firm, AFRY (previously ÅF).The signed LOI cements Terranet’s and AFRY’s long-standing partnership, with the specific mandate of promoting advanced engineering services within 3D motion perception, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving. Johan Wångblad joined Terranet as CFO after spending over two decades at Volvo Car Group, which included positions in Research and Development and leading finance and accounting positions.On February 25, 2021, Terranet successfully presented alongside Mercedes-Benz at Startup Autobahn, an annual tech event powered by Plug & Play, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Bosch to provide an interface between innovative tech companies and industry-leading corporations. Fiscal results from the fiscal year January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020 Revenue amounted to SEK 847 thousand (824) Operating profit/loss amounted to SEK -31,662 thousand (-42,194) Profit/loss for the year amounted to SEK -34,893 thousand (-46,676) Cash flow from operating activities amounted to SEK -30,387 thousand (-35,171) Diluted and undiluted earnings per share amounted to SEK -0.27 thousand (-1.67) The preferential rights issue and offset issues were registered in July. The preferential rights issue raised MSEK 35.1 in liquid assets for the company after issue cost The Board proposes that no dividend be paid for the 2020 financial year. Terranet continues to expect to achieve the following milestones during fiscal year 2021: Further develop VoxelFlow to process over a million voxels per second by the end of 2021, a significant increase from the current 250,000 voxels per second. Continue to showcase VoxelFlow’s safety capabilities within a demo vehicle. Commentary from the CEO: Commenting on the 2020 fiscal year, Pär-Olof Johannesson, Terranet’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “The Startup Autobahn Expo hosted by Mercedes-Benz on February 25, 2021, was a tremendous success for Terranet. The Expo was an opportunity for the company to showcase our first prototype, with our key customers and strategic partners in attendance. This marks the first, largest and single most important achievement in the development of VoxelFlow™. We are now closing the door on an eventful and successful year, where our development efforts have been focused on our unique, patented VoxelFlow™ technology. The interest and continued commitment from Mercedes-Benz demonstrate how important this solution will be to achieving Terranet’s vision – to contribute to the reduction in the number of road traffic fatalities. Following the successful demo at Startup Autobahn, the company’s strategic vision is for its VoxelFlow™ technology to be implemented in one of the Group’s future programs. VoxelFlow™ is an innovative, patented technology built on a unique algorithm and software that is suitable for a broad range of applications, including advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). This one-of-a-kind technology is designed to enable object detection and collision warning in vehicles. The technology relies on three-dimensional laser triangulation and a specialized camera sensor with real-time resolution. VoxelFlow™'s blue lasers create a 3D point cloud. Used together with sensors integrated into a vehicle’s windshield and headlights, an advanced system is created that can determine position, movement pattern and direction of travel relative to a vehicle with extreme precision. VoxelFlow™ generates data that is used by the vehicle’s automated steering and braking systems to avoid collisions with pedestrians. VoxelFlow™ is the culmination of a paradigm shift in image analysis, but it is much more than that: it is redundancy technology that simultaneously challenges the existing radar and LIDAR systems available on the market today. The ongoing development of VoxelFlow™ is being carried out in close collaboration with a number of industry partners and academic institutions. During the financial year, development efforts yielded further improvements to our VoxelFlow™ technology, going from processing about one hundred voxels per second to processing almost 250,000 voxels per second. By the end of the next financial year, the goal is for VoxelFlow™ to be able to process over one million voxels per second. We have our sights on a number of application areas for VoxelFlow™ beyond ADAS, including vehicle infotainment systems. The pandemic continues to put a couple of other business opportunities on hold, including the Imagineering project with Walt Disney. We are confident that this project will come to fruition and will ultimately be completed in its entirety. Terranet’s in-depth collaboration with the management consulting firm AFRY puts us in a strong position to take on broader assignments and expand our operations further in the service business segment. Terranet is excited to welcome a new management team with Michaela Berglund stepping in as CMO, Johan Wångblad as CFO, Simon Morris as VP Sales and new Chairman of the Board Göran Janson. The 2020 financial year also saw the company welcome two new major long-term owners. The company’s operations are now being scaled up on several levels. This primarily involves the recruitment of top talent to ensure that our established development plan can be achieved. We are extremely pleased with the trust our investors placed in us this year. Through the issue carried out last spring with the redemption of warrants in the autumn, the company raised approximately MSEK 70 in 2020, which will ensure the company has the capital it needs to scale up its operations. Going forward, we are very optimistic that we will sign additional agreements with some of the leading actors in the industry. We would like to thank all of our partners and employees for being part of what has proven to be yet another eventful year for Terranet.” To Report: http://bit.ly/3aVukHT To video about VoxelFlow™: https://bit.ly/2ZUWah7 About Terranet Terranet develops software for radio-based solutions and three-dimensional image analysis for advanced driver-assistance systems and autonomous vehicles (ADAS and AV). In-line with Scandinavia’s rich history of bringing innovative safety measures to the automobile industry, Terranet is pioneering breakthrough safety technology VoxelFlow™ for the ADAS and AV industries at its headquarters in Lund, Sweden and its development sites in Kyiv, Ukraine and Stuttgart, Germany. Terranet Holding AB (publ) is listed on the Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market (Nasdaq: TERRNT-B.ST). For more information please contact: Pär-Olof Johannesson, CEO email@example.com +46 70 332 32 62 Michaela Berglund, CMO firstname.lastname@example.org Media contact: Sam Aurilla email@example.com FischTank PR
The worsening travel outlook and tighter restrictions brought in by countries over the last two months have threatened to ruin Europe's critical summer season and leave some carriers in need of another round of funding support, analysts warn. IAG said that the ongoing uncertainty and duration of COVID-19 meant that it could not provide a future profit forecast, illustrating the scale of the challenge for IAG's new boss Luis Gallego, who is six months into the job. UK-focused airlines were buoyed earlier this week when Britain laid out plans for travel markets to possibly reopen from mid-May, prompting a flood of bookings, but uncertainty remains over whether it will include IAG's long-haul routes.
European planemaker Airbus on Friday joined a growing list of companies outlining the environmental impact of their products, as aviation aims to reshape itself after the coronavirus crisis. Major companies are under increasing pressure from investors and climate change activists to report the emissions that result when customers use their products, known as "Scope 3". Airbus says it is the first planemaker to do so.
Dalit labour activist Nodeep Kaur, who was arrested on January 12 from a labourers' protest at Kundli border point, was today granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in an attempt to murder case.
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Toyota Motor Corp said on Friday it has developed a packaged fuel cell system module, as it hopes to expand its usage and accessibility of the zero-emission technology amid the industry's shift towards electric vehicles (EVs). The world's biggest automaker, which launched a revamped Mirai in December, has not been successful in winning drivers over to fuel cell vehicles (FCV). The FCV segment remains a niche technology despite Japanese government backing, amid concerns about lack of fuelling stations, resale values and the risk of hydrogen explosions.
A British citizen was sentenced to two weeks in jail and fined 1,000 Singapore dollars ($753) on Friday for breaking a coronavirus quarantine order in Singapore. Nigel Skea is the first Briton to be jailed for flouting coronavirus rules in the city-state. Skea left his room at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore on three occasions last September, according to charge sheets.
It’s been a difficult time to safely see friends and family, but there are more ways than ever to communicate and keep up with people online. For instance, you can follow someone on Twitter, and just succumb to the doomscrolling reality that is our lives right now. And, with the app’s latest feature, you’ll soon be able to “Super Follow” someone if you can’t get enough of their content. Twitter announced its new function during Thursday’s Analyst event. With the Super Follow tool, users can charge followers $4.99 (£2.99) a month for extra content, including subscriber-only newsletters, deals and discounts, and exclusive tweets. Screenshots tease the kind of content users can put behind paywalls, including videos and teasers. Another screenshot shows a Fleet — basically, Twitter’s version of an Instagram Story — marked with a “Super Followers” tag. Think of the feature as somewhat of a hybrid between Patreon, OnlyFans, and Instagram’s Close Friends function. So far, there have been mixed reactions to the new tool: many have argued against charging money for Twitter (or just insisted that the feature won’t take off), and some have wondered whether news outlets will use the feature as another paywall. But others have noted that popular Twitter users should have the option to easily monetise their content, just as they can on YouTube and Facebook. “We believe that content creators should get paid for the greatness that they bring to this website,” wrote Lara Cohen, Twitter’s Head of Global Partnerships. Twitter announces “Super Follow”, like Patreon but on Twitter https://t.co/5YBmEfgsUn pic.twitter.com/aY9g1ozoJz— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) February 25, 2021 Along with the Super Follow, Twitter unveiled Communities, which will function similarly to Facebook Groups or Reddit communities. Unlike Twitter’s Lists function, which allows users to create specialised feeds devoted to different topics or groups of people, Communities will let users share exclusive tweets with specific audiences. The past few months have been huge for Twitter: the site introduced Fleets in November and Spaces, their Clubhouse-style live voice chat feature, in December. The Fleet function has already been updated into the app, but Spaces are currently available to a small test group. It’s unknown when Super Follows and Communities will be instated, but I for one am just relieved that a certain avid Twitter user was banned before he could take advantage of all these new and varied ways to reach audiences. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Why Is #GretaThunbergExposed Trending?Cardi B Just Got Skincare Advice From TwitterThe Reason Sylvanian Families Took Over TikTok
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Illinois state Rep. Chris Miller (R), the husband of freshman U.S. Rep. Mary Miller (R-Ill.), acknowledged Thursday that his pickup truck was parked in a restricted area outside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot, but he said the "Three Percenter" militia sticker on the back window doesn't mean anything. "Army friend gave me decal," Miller told The Daily Beast in an email late Thursday. "Thought it was a cool decal. Took it off because of negative pub." He said he "never was member" of the militia and "didn't know anything about 3% till fake news started this fake story and read about them." Online sleuths had linked him to the truck visible in footage from a CBS News report, earlier Thursday. The #Sedition3PTruck with government plates parked in a restricted zone from 1:02. #SeditionHunters #Sedition3P Source: https://t.co/DubmxJhjSZ pic.twitter.com/INCs6geEYg — Phoenix on Wheels (@phoenixonwheels) February 25, 2021 The Three Percenters, founded in 2008, are a "radical militia group" implicated in leading the Jan. 6 siege along with the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers,and other far-right extremist groups, the FBI said in an affidavit filed in the case against alleged rioter Robert Gieswein. Their name comes from the apocryphal claim that only 3 percent of U.S. colonists fought in the Revolutionary War, and they fashion themselves as the same kind of tyranny-stomping "patriots." Miller's wife, Mary Miller, is most famous for favorably quoting Nazi leader Adolf Hitler at a "Moms for America" rally outside the Capitol on Jan. 5. "Hitler was right on one thing: whoever has the youth has the future," she told the rally, apologizing later when video of her comments went viral but insisting that "some are trying to intentionally twist my words to mean something antithetical to my beliefs." More stories from theweek.comDemocrats should take the Romney-Cotton proposal seriouslyThe GOP's apathy for governing is being exposedThe MyPillow guy might be Trump's ultimate chump
Norwegian Air said on Friday it had booked an impairment loss of 12.8 billion Norwegian crowns ($1.50 billion) in the fourth quarter related to owned and leased aircraft as well as pre-delivery payments on terminated aircraft orders. The company said its examinership process in Ireland and reconstruction process in Norway were progressing as planned and expected to end during the second quarter. Late last year the budget airline received protection from bankruptcy in both Norway and Ireland, where most of its assets are registered, and aims to emerge from the process with fewer aircraft and less debt.
Asian shares skidded Friday, with Tokyo's benchmark dropping 4% after rising bond yields triggered a broad sell-off on Wall Street that handed the Nasdaq composite index its steepest one-day loss since October. Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney all fell 2% or more in early trading Friday. The tech-heavy Nasdaq shed 3.5% on Thursday while the S&P 500 dropped 2.4%, led lower by heavy selling in technology and communications companies.
Black people are nearly nine times more likely to be stopped and searched than white people, "but no force can satisfactorily explain why".