As part of the Paris climate agreement process, each nation picks its own national goals for how much greenhouse gas should be cut by 2030 and — crucially — what baseline year it starts counting from for those cuts. Both the United States and the European Union are offering similar-sounding pledges of cutting around half their emissions by 2030. The European Union goal, newly approved by the union's parliament, is 55% below 1990 levels.
Movies with more diverse casts consistently earned more at the box office and generated bigger streaming audiences in 2020.
Washington [US], April 22 (ANI): A new study drove by the University of Arizona found that overconsumption, overpopulation and uncertainty about the future are among the top concerns of those who say climate change is affecting their reproductive decision-making.
Thomas P. Kelly Jr., professor and dean at Loyola Marymount University, died on April 7. He was 91. Kelly was a professor emeritus and former dean of LMU’s College of Communication and Fine Arts and School of Film. During his 29-year tenure at LMU, he won several Teacher of the Year awards and was known […]
X-by-Wire System Market Research Report by System Type (Shift by Wire, Suspension by Wire, and Throttle by Wire), by Vehicle Type (Commercial and Passenger) - Global Forecast to 2025 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19New York, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "X-by-Wire System Market Research Report by System Type, by Vehicle Type - Global Forecast to 2025 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05911966/?utm_source=GNW Market Statistics:The report provides market sizing and forecast across five major currencies - USD, EUR GBP, JPY, and AUD. This helps organization leaders make better decisions when currency exchange data is readily available.1. The Global X-by-Wire System Market is expected to grow from USD 207.46 Million in 2020 to USD 377.39 Million by the end of 2025.2. The Global X-by-Wire System Market is expected to grow from EUR 181.90 Million in 2020 to EUR 330.90 Million by the end of 2025.3. The Global X-by-Wire System Market is expected to grow from GBP 161.71 Million in 2020 to GBP 294.17 Million by the end of 2025.4. The Global X-by-Wire System Market is expected to grow from JPY 22,141.66 Million in 2020 to JPY 40,277.63 Million by the end of 2025.5. The Global X-by-Wire System Market is expected to grow from AUD 301.26 Million in 2020 to AUD 548.02 Million by the end of 2025.Market Segmentation & Coverage:This research report categorizes the X-by-Wire System to forecast the revenues and analyze the trends in each of the following sub-markets:Based on System Type, the X-by-Wire System Market studied across Shift by Wire, Suspension by Wire, and Throttle by Wire. Based on Vehicle Type, the X-by-Wire System Market studied across Commercial and Passenger. Based on Geography, the X-by-Wire System Market studied across Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Middle East & Africa. The Americas region surveyed across Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and United States. The Asia-Pacific region surveyed across Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand. The Europe, Middle East & Africa region surveyed across France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom. Company Usability Profiles:The report deeply explores the recent significant developments by the leading vendors and innovation profiles in the Global X-by-Wire System Market including Audi AG, Bosch Engineering GmbH, Continental AG, CTS Corporation, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Danaher Motion, Groupe PSA, Infineon Technologies AG, Jaguar Land-Rover Automotive PLC, JTEKT Corp., Lokar Performance Products, LORD Corporation, Mobil Elektronik GmbH, Nexteer Automotive, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Ognibene S.p.A, Orscheln Products, LLC, PSA Peugeot Citroën, SKF Group, Tesla Corporation, TORC Technologies, TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., ZF Friedrichshafen AG, and ZF TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation. Cumulative Impact of COVID-19:COVID-19 is an incomparable global public health emergency that has affected almost every industry, so for and, the long-term effects projected to impact the industry growth during the forecast period. Our ongoing research amplifies our research framework to ensure the inclusion of underlaying COVID-19 issues and potential paths forward. The report is delivering insights on COVID-19 considering the changes in consumer behavior and demand, purchasing patterns, re-routing of the supply chain, dynamics of current market forces, and the significant interventions of governments. The updated study provides insights, analysis, estimations, and forecast, considering the COVID-19 impact on the market.FPNV Positioning Matrix:The FPNV Positioning Matrix evaluates and categorizes the vendors in the X-by-Wire System Market on the basis of Business Strategy (Business Growth, Industry Coverage, Financial Viability, and Channel Support) and Product Satisfaction (Value for Money, Ease of Use, Product Features, and Customer Support) that aids businesses in better decision making and understanding the competitive landscape.Competitive Strategic Window:The Competitive Strategic Window analyses the competitive landscape in terms of markets, applications, and geographies. The Competitive Strategic Window helps the vendor define an alignment or fit between their capabilities and opportunities for future growth prospects. During a forecast period, it defines the optimal or favorable fit for the vendors to adopt successive merger and acquisition strategies, geography expansion, research & development, and new product introduction strategies to execute further business expansion and growth.The report provides insights on the following pointers:1. Market Penetration: Provides comprehensive information on the market offered by the key players2. Market Development: Provides in-depth information about lucrative emerging markets and analyzes the markets3. Market Diversification: Provides detailed information about new product launches, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments4. Competitive Assessment & Intelligence: Provides an exhaustive assessment of market shares, strategies, products, and manufacturing capabilities of the leading players5. Product Development & Innovation: Provides intelligent insights on future technologies, R&D activities, and new product developmentsThe report answers questions such as:1. What is the market size and forecast of the Global X-by-Wire System Market?2. What are the inhibiting factors and impact of COVID-19 shaping the Global X-by-Wire System Market during the forecast period?3. Which are the products/segments/applications/areas to invest in over the forecast period in the Global X-by-Wire System Market?4. What is the competitive strategic window for opportunities in the Global X-by-Wire System Market?5. What are the technology trends and regulatory frameworks in the Global X-by-Wire System Market?6. What are the modes and strategic moves considered suitable for entering the Global X-by-Wire System Market?Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05911966/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. 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For National Infertility Awareness Week, ESPN's Nicole Briscoe chats with PEOPLE about her harrowing journey toward becoming a mother, after numerous fertility treatments and miscarriages
An error in the Treasury’s measurement makes it ‘impossible’ to judge the impact of Brexit, producers say.
In just the past week, Charlotte’s BBB had at least seven people say scammers used a selfie they posted of their vaccine card to reproduce the card for online sale.
A woman who says she was shackled by police for hours while in active labor has settled a lawsuit against New York City for $750,000, her lawyers announced Thursday. “Shackling pregnant people is a dehumanizing and pointless practice that has no place in New York City," Anne Oredeko, supervising attorney of the racial justice unit at The Legal Aid Society, said in a news release announcing the settlement. Katherine Rosenfeld, a partner at Emery Celli, said the New York City Police Department's policies for shackling pregnant people “are decades behind mainstream law enforcement standards and an embarrassment to the City.”
The nation's biggest auto finance company posted impressive first-quarter results, prompting further upward revisions by analysts.
Following a test the company ran in March, Twitter users on both iOS and Android can now upload and view images at 4K.
The COP26 president told the US-hosted Leaders Summit on Climate governments need to move faster to limit global warming to 1.5C.
Pope Francis said in his Earth Day message on Thursday that the planet was "at the brink" and humanity had to avoid "the path of self destruction." The pope, who has issued many appeals for environmental protection since his election in 2013, spoke in two video messages, one for the Earth Day Live internet event and another for a global climate summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden.
French Prime Minister Jean Castex confirmed on Thursday that domestic travel restrictions will be lifted on May 3 and that secondary schools will reopen that same day, the first steps toward the country exiting its new COVID-19 lockdown. He also said some businesses, including bars, restaurants and cultural venues might reopen around mid-May as the COVID-19 situation is improving, three weeks after France entered the one-month lockdown, its third to stop the spread of the virus. "The third wave of the disease is behind us," Castex told a news conference, adding that France's vaccination campaign was going well and that 20 million people will have had a first shot by mid-May.
Akayed Ullah detonated a bomb in Times Square station during rush hour in December 2017.
CALGARY — Inter Pipeline Ltd. says it has signed take-or-pay contracts covering about 60 per cent of production from the Heartland Petrochemical Complex it's building northeast of Edmonton as it continues to fight off a hostile takeover bid by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP. The Calgary-based company said Thursday the deals with a total of seven parties have an average duration of nine years and it is confident it will achieve its goal of 70 per cent contracted production before the plant, designed to convert propane into polypropylene plastic pellets, starts up in early 2022. “Our announcement today is very positive for shareholders. It provides clarity around the success we've had in creating what we call more like an infrastructure-based contracting model for the plant,” Inter CEO Christian Bayle said in an interview. The contracts are with a mixture of North American polypropylene consumers as well as Canadian and multinational producers who will pay to have their propane transformed into polypropylene at the plant and then share in the profit when that product goes to market, he said. When Brookfield made its takeover offer in February of $16.50 per share in cash or 0.206 of a Brookfield Infrastructure Corp. class-A exchangeable share (a deal that values Inter at $7.1 billion), it said it would consider increasing the bid if Inter can "substantiate'' growth and commercialization plans for the $4-billion Heartland project. Inter said Thursday it expects Heartland to generate annual adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of between $400 million and $450 million in its first full year of operation, based on 70 per cent stable contracted sales and 30 per cent merchant sales. In estimating the merchant sales, Inter said it is assuming a US$1,200 per tonne difference between North American posted polypropylene and Edmonton propane prices, a "conservative" assumption based on the current spread of US$2,300 per tonne and the seven-year average of US$1,400 per tonne. Brookfield did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday. Bayle laughed when asked if Brookfield had called him after the announcement, then declined to answer due to confidentiality rules associated with the strategic alternatives review launched by the Inter board after the Brookfield bid. "How that translates into a reaction from Brookfield, that's really a question for them," he said. "When it comes to our strategic review process, clearly it has to be a net positive." He said the company's long search for a Heartland partner and the review are expected to "all funnel together" before the hostile bid expires on June 7. Heartland was given a financial boost two weeks ago when the United Conservative Party government in Alberta committed $408 million in cash grants over three years once the complex is operational to replace $200 million in royalty credits granted by the previous NDP government. In a report, analysts with Stifel FirstEnergy said achieving 60 per cent contracted sales is below target but "is likely above market expectations." It added Inter's adjusted EBITDA forecast is less than expected given the Alberta cash injection announcement. "While we view the update as positive given the previous uncertainty around the project, we expect the name will continue to trade on news related to the hostile takeover from Brookfield," said ATB Capital Markets in a report. It added that it expects the contract news could generate more announcements in relation to Inter's review and partner search. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 22, 2021. Companies in this story: (TSX:IPL, TSX:BIP. UN, TSX:BIPC) Dan Healing, The Canadian Press
Slashing carbon emissions from the US economy is a gargantuan undertaking with many ways to fail.
WASHINGTON, and OTTAWA, Ontario, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) has developed new standards to support SFI’s leadership in offering solutions to some of the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges. SFI certification is a powerful tool to ensure healthy forests that mitigate climate impacts, are resilient to fire threats, and support a diversity of communities. “SFI has the scale to make a difference with more than 375 million acres/152 million hectares certified to the SFI Forest Management Standard, and tens of millions more certified to the SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard,” says Kathy Abusow, SFI’s President and CEO. “Because the standards require independent, third-party audits, organizations that use them are responding to the ESG expectations of investors, customers, and communities.” Requirements for a new SFI Climate Smart Forestry Objective are one of the highlights of the new standards. Forests play a central role in the carbon cycle and with proper management, can be one of the most effective nature-based solutions to the climate crisis. SFI-certified organizations will now be required to ensure forest management activities address climate change adaptation and mitigation measures. “Our hopes to mobilize forests for climate will depend on influencing forest practices across as many acres as possible, helping to infuse them with science-based approaches to achieve resilient carbon sequestration and healthy forests for our future,” said Jad Daley, President and CEO of American Forests. “Forest certification is the dream device to make this connection with landowners across North America, and SFI has done an outstanding job of assuring that this new SFI standard will help catalyze the climate-smart forestry we need.” SFI is elevating its role in addressing fire by introducing a new SFI Fire Resilience and Awareness Objective. Forest fires have long played a role in the evolution and function of natural ecosystems, but we are now seeing an increase in catastrophic fires that have dire consequences for our forests, wildlife, and communities. SFI-certified organizations are now required to limit susceptibility of forests to undesirable impacts of wildfire and to raise community awareness of fire benefits, risks, and minimization measures. An important component of the SFI standards is Objective 8, Recognize and Respect Indigenous Peoples’ Rights. The SFI standards promote respect for Indigenous Peoples' rights, representative institutions, and traditional knowledge, and are aligned with the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Specific measures require that SFI-certified organizations are aware of traditional forest-related knowledge, such as known cultural heritage sites, the use of wood in traditional buildings and crafts, and flora that may be used in cultural practices for food, ceremonies, or medicine.“The SFI standard requires organizations to recognize and respect Indigenous Peoples’ rights and traditional knowledge,” says Lenny Joe, President, Scw’exmx Tribal Council. “SFI’s programs and certification requirements are unique in that they focus on relationship building that creates trust. This is important to many Indigenous communities like mine and a reason for SFI’s earned respect and growth.” SFI’s standards are built on mutual trust and engagement. They help SFI-certified organizations meet societal expectations by ensuring that important issues such as civil rights, equal employment opportunities, gender equality, diversity inclusion, and anti-discrimination and anti-harassment measures are addressed. SFI revises and updates the SFI standards to incorporate the latest scientific information, respond to emerging issues, and ensure continual improvement. This open and transparent process began in 2019 and included engagement with the conservation community, Indigenous communities, the forest products sector, brand owners, private forest landowners and public forest managers, government agencies, trade associations, landowner associations, academia, and the public. The SFI Board of Directors approved the SFI 2022 Standards and Rules at their April 2021 meeting. About the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc.SFI advances sustainability through forest-focused collaborations. We are an independent, non-profit organization that leverages four interconnected pillars of work: standards, conservation, community, and education. SFI works with the forest sector, conservation groups, academics, researchers, brand owners, resource professionals, landowners, educators, local communities, Indigenous Peoples, and governments. Collaborating with our network, we leverage SFI-certified forests and products as powerful tools to help solve sustainability challenges such as climate action, conservation of biodiversity, education of future generations, and sustainable economic development. Learn more: forests.org. Media ContactDaniel PellegromVice President, CommunicationsSustainable Forestry Initiative202-596-3452 / firstname.lastname@example.org Standards ContactJason MetnickSenior Vice President, Customer AffairsSustainable Forestry Initiative602-374-6539 / Jason.Metnick@forests.org
The Fédération de la santé et des services sociaux (FSSS – CSN) invites Family Minister Mathieu Lacombe and his government to reconsider their impulsive reaction to the federal government's announcement on educational childcare services. For the FSSS-CSN, which represents 11,000 childcare workers and 3,000 home childcare providers, not investing the sums granted by the federal government to save this network is a serious mistake.
GALVESTON, Texas, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of American National Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAT) declared a quarterly dividend of 82 cents per share on its common stock CUSIP #02772A 109, at a meeting held on April 22, 2021. In compliance with NASDAQ’s applicable dividend notice requirements, the dividend is payable June 18, 2021 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 4, 2021 with an ex-dividend date to be determined by the NASDAQ Stock Market, anticipated to be June 3, 2021. American National Insurance Company has paid dividends to stockholders for more than 100 consecutive years. American National is a family of companies that has, on a consolidated GAAP basis, $29.5 billion in assets, $23.0 billion in liabilities and $6.5 billion in stockholders’ equity, as of December 31, 2020. American National Insurance Company, founded in 1905 and headquartered in Galveston, Texas, and other American National subsidiaries offer a broad portfolio of products and services, which include life insurance, annuities, property and casualty insurance, health insurance, credit insurance, and pension products. The American National companies operate in all 50 states. In addition to American National Insurance Company, major subsidiaries include American National Life Insurance Company of Texas, American National Life Insurance Company of New York, American National Property and Casualty Company, Garden State Life Insurance Company, Standard Life and Accident Insurance Company, Farm Family Casualty Insurance Company and United Farm Family Insurance Company. American National Insurance Company has been assigned an ‘A’ rating by A.M. Best Company and an ‘A’ rating by Standard & Poor’s, both of which are nationally recognized rating agencies, and is licensed to conduct the business of insurance in all states except New York. For more information, including company news and investor relations information, visit the company’s web site at www.AmericanNational.com. Contact: Timothy A. Walsh (409) 766-6553