Japan will start releasing massive amounts of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years. The move is being fiercely opposed by local fishermen, residents and Japan's neighbours - with China and South Korea calling for more consultation on the plan. The decision, long-speculated but delayed for years due to safety concerns and protests, came at a meeting of Cabinet ministers who endorsed the ocean release as the best option.
Bilia has today concluded an agreement to acquire Funnemark AS and Funnemark Sandefjord AS in Norway. The companies are authorized Toyota dealers, who conduct sales and service operations for Toyota cars at seven facilities in Vestfold, Telemark and Vikens fylke in Norway. Funnemark has been a car dealer since 1914 and with a market share of 10 per cent, it is today Norway’s second largest Toyota dealer. Through the acquisition, Bilia will take over operations conducted in five of the seven facilities. The five facilities taken over by Bilia are located in Porsgrunn, Notodden, Seljord, Larvik and Sandefjord. The operations conducted by Funnemark AS located in Kongsberg and Hokksund will be taken over by Bauda AS. The acquisition does not include the properties where the business is conducted. The agreement is subject to approval by the Norwegian competition authority. The business that is acquired for the five facilities reported for 2020 a turnover of about NOK 1,200 M and an operating profit of about NOK 60 M. The number of employees for the five facilities is about 150. The operation’s capital employed and agreed surplus values amount to about NOK 320 M. The Bilia Group’s capital employed and net debt is estimated to increase, related to the acquisition, by about SEK 400 M. Bilia is expecting to take over the operations on 30 April 2021. Per Avander, Bilia’s MD and CEO, comments:”I’m very happy that Bilia will have the opportunity to grow with Toyota in Norway. Through the acquisition of Funnemark, Bilia will take part in a professional business with a long experience as Toyota dealer, which on several occasions has received the award as “The best Toyota dealer of the year” in Norway.” Frode Hebnes, MD Bilia Norway, comments:”We at Bilia Norway have for a long time wanted to expand our strategic cooperation with Toyota and are very pleased to now have the opportunity to take over Funnemark’s operations in Porsgrunn, Sandefjord, Larvik, Seljord and Notodden. These are very well-run businesses, which have a long history and strong roots in their respective markets and we look forward to welcoming them to Bilia. These operations will complement Bilia’s current Toyota operations in Vestfold and Telemark and in Trøndelag in an excellent way and provide new opportunities for Bilia’s Toyota operations in Norway.” Dimitris Tripospitis, Toyota Norway, comments:”We are very pleased that our existing partner Bilia takes over parts of Funnemark’s operations. Bilia is a competent and serious partner, that we are convinced will take good care of both customers and employees, and we wish good luck with this important work.” Gothenburg, April 13, 2021 Bilia AB (publ) For information please contact: Per Avander, Managing Director and CEO, +46 (0)10 497 70 00, email@example.com Kristina Franzén, CFO, +46 (0)10 497 73 40, firstname.lastname@example.org Facts about the Bilia Group Bilia is one of Europe’s largest car dealers with a leading position within service and sales of cars and transport vehicles. Bilia has about 140 facilities in Sweden, Norway, Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium. Bilia sells cars of the brand Volvo, BMW, Toyota, Renault, Lexus, MINI, Dacia, Alpine and transport vehicles of the brand Renault, Toyota and Dacia. Bilia offers new and used cars, e-commerce, spare parts and store sales, service and repair workshops, tyres and car glass and financing, insurance, car washes, fuel stations and car dismantling under the same roof, which gives a unique customer offer. Bilia reported a turnover of about SEK 30 Bn in 2020 and had about 4,700 employees. Attachment Bilia expands the number of Toyota facilities in Norway through acquisition of parts of Funnemark AS
Russia's Sputnik V is deemed to be safe and works in a way similar to the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab.
Total and Siemens Energy signed a Technical Collaboration Agreement to study sustainable solutions for CO2 emissions reduction. The collaboration will focus on natural gas liquefaction facilities and associated power generation. Each partner will bring together their best-in-class technologies and combine their know-how to deliver industrial-stage solutions such as combustion of clean hydrogen in gas turbines, competitive all-electrical liquefaction, optimized power generation, the integration of renewable energy in liquefaction plants’ power system and their efficiency enhancement.
Tamilians across the world celebrate their new year on the first day of the Chithirai month, which in 2021 falls tomorrow (14 April)
European politicians, companies and trade unions on Tuesday called on the United States to slash its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% this decade, adding to mounting pressure on the Biden administration ahead of a climate summit next week. The world's biggest economy is expected to unveil its emissions-cutting target at a U.S.-hosted virtual gathering of global leaders on April 22 - a move that could spur other large emitters to make the steep emissions cuts needed to avoid catastrophic climate change. "We, European political decision makers, CEOs, business organisations, trade unions and think tanks, call the United States to fulfil its ambitions by adopting a climate goal of reducing by at least 50% GHG emissions by 2030 compared to 2005 levels," 107 European signatories said in a joint statement.
A connection with Brendan Rodgers could see Odsonne Edouard leave Celtic.
Roissy, 13 April 2021 Air France-KLM announces the subscription price of its capital increase without shareholders’ preferential subscription rights by way of a public offering and with a 3-day priority subscription period on an irreducible basis and, partially, on a reducible basis granted to existing shareholders for an amount of approximately €901 million following the completion of the private placement, which may be increased to a maximum amount of €1,036 million in the event of the exercise in full of the increase option Approval of the prospectus by the AMF Beginning of the priority subscription period and of the public offering Further to the press release dated 12 April 2021 announcing the launch of a capital increase and the beginning of the private placement, Air France-KLM (the “Company”) announces today that the subscription price has been set at €4.84 per new share, representing a 9,98% discount on the volume-weighted average share price of the Company of the last 3 trading sessions prior to the 12 April 2021 inclusive and a 8.85% discount on the closing price as of 12 April 2021, in the context of its capital increase announced on 12 April 2021 and following the completion of the private placement the same day. The Capital Increase will result in the issuance of 186,086,956 new shares, which may be increased to 213,999,999 new shares in the event of the exercise in full of the Increase Option (“New Shares”), corresponding to a maximum of 50% of the Company’s share capital. Partial exercise of the increase option Given the orders received in the context of the private placement, the Company intends to exercise at least 50% of the increase option of the capital increase. The final decision on the exercise of this increase option will be taken at the end of the centralization period, on 19 April 2021. The Capital Increase will include: a 3-day priority subscription period on an irreducible and, partially, reducible basis that will be granted to the Company’s existing shareholders (as of the record date of 12 April 2021), which will run from 13 April 2021 to 15 April 2021 (included) at 5:00pm (Paris time);a public offering in France for retail investors principally, which will run from 13 April 2021 until 15 April 2021 (inclusive) at 5:00pm (Paris time) (the “Public Offering”); anda private placement to institutional investors, launched on 12 April 2021 and closed on the same day (the “Private Placement”). Orders placed in the Public Offering and Private Placement might be subject to reduction depending on the results of the priority subscriptions on an irreducible basis and reducible basis received during the priority subscription period. It is specified that subscriptions made by shareholders on a reducible basis will be allocated in proportion to their requests on an irreducible basis (within the limit of 5 times their demand on a reducible basis) and, in any case, within the limit of their demand. Availability of the prospectus The prospectus (the “Prospectus”), comprising (i) the universal registration document of the Company filed with the AMF on 7 April 2021 under number D.21-0270 (the “Universal Registration Document and (ii) a securities note (including a summary of the prospectus) (the “Securities Note”) which received approval under number 21-102 dated 12 April 2021, is available on the Company’s website (www. airfranceklm.com) and on the AMF’s website (www.amf-france.org). Copies of the Prospectus will be made available free of charge at the Company’s headquarters, located at, 2, rue Robert Esnault-Pelterie - 75007 Paris, France. Potential investors are advised to consider carefully the risk factors described in chapter 3.1 “Risk factors” of the Universal Registration Document and chapter 2 “Risk factors” of the Securities Note. Should all or any part of these risk factors materialize, the Company’s and the group’s businesses, financials, results or ability to reach its guidance may be negatively affected. Investor Relations Press Olivier Gall Michiel Klinkers Press office +33 1 49 89 52 59 +33 1 49 89 52 60 +33 1 41 56 56 00 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.airfranceklm.com IMPORTANT INFORMATION This press release includes "forward-looking statements". All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release, including, without limitation, those regarding Air France-KLM’s financial position, business strategy, plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Air France-KLM, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions regarding Air France-KLM’s present and future business strategies and the environment in which Air France-KLM will operate in the future. Additional factors could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially. Air France-KLM expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of ordinary shares in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. The distribution of this document may, in certain jurisdictions, be restricted by local legislations. Persons into whose possession this document comes are required to inform themselves about and to observe any such potential local restrictions. This press release is an advertisement and not a prospectus within the meaning of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 (as amended, the “Prospectus Regulation”). Potential investors are advised to read the prospectus before making an investment decision in order to fully understand the potential risks and rewards associated with the decision to invest in the securities. The approval of the prospectus by the AMF should not be understood as an endorsement of the securities offered or admitted to trading on a regulated market. With respect to the member states of the European Economic Area (other than France) (each a “Relevant Member State”), no action has been undertaken or will be undertaken to make an offer to the public of the securities referred to herein requiring a publication of a prospectus in any Relevant Member State. As a result, the securities may not and will not be offered in any Relevant Member State except in accordance with the exemptions set forth in Article 1 (4) of the Prospectus Regulation or under any other circumstances which do not require the publication by Air France-KLM of a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Regulation and/or to applicable regulations of that Relevant Member State. The distribution of this press release has not been made, and has not been approved, by an “authorised person” within the meaning of Article 21(1) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. As a consequence, this press release is only being distributed to, and is only directed at, persons in the United Kingdom that (i) are “investment professionals” falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended, the “Order”), (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) (“high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.”) of the Order, or (iii) are persons to whom an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of Article 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) in connection with the issue or sale of any securities may otherwise lawfully be communicated or caused to be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as “Relevant Persons”). Any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons. Any person who is not a Relevant Person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents. This press release may not be published, distributed or transmitted in the United States (including its territories and dependencies). This press release does not constitute or form part of any offer of securities for sale or any solicitation to purchase or to subscribe for securities or any solicitation of sale of securities in the United States. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or the law of any State or other jurisdiction of the United States, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the Securities Act or pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. Air France-KLM does not intend to register all or any portion of the securities in the United States under the Securities Act or to conduct a public offering of the securities in the United States. This announcement may not be published, forwarded or distributed, directly or indirectly, in the United States of America, Australia or Japan. Attachment Press release Pricing and approval of the prospectus ENG
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday, 13 April, began a dharna at Gandhi Murti in Kolkata.
The festival is celebrated in most parts of the country by different names. It is known as Baisakhi in North India, in Tamil Nadu it is called Puthandu, Bihu in Assam and Pahela Baisakh in Bengal
Following the Duke of Edinburgh's death the BBC wiped its schedules across both BBC One and BBC Two.
When hotel director Calvin Lucock and restaurant owner Unn Tove Saetran said goodbye to one of the last groups of migrants staying in one of the seaside resorts they manage in Spain’s Canary Islands, the British-Norwegian couple didn’t know when they would have guests again. The Spanish government — struggling to accommodate 23,000 people who disembarked on the islands in 2020 — contracted hundreds of hotel rooms left empty due to the coronavirus travel restrictions. The deal not only helped migrants and asylum-seekers have a place to sleep, it also allowed Lucock to keep most of his hotel staff employed.
The makers of RRR have unveiled yet another fascinating poster from the period drama on the auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa and Baisakhi.
The late-night host warns of the danger of relying on Trump for a favor when you're in trouble.
The points table of IPL 2021 is lead by Delhi Capitals, which is followed by KKR, PBKS, and RCB respectively.
Maker of decentralized finance market social media app acquires all shareholders in Hong Kong's Carnival Assets Management Company LimitedSINGAPORE, April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TiENCHAT today announced that it is now a Singapore Company. As a Singapore incorporated company, TiENCHAT PTE LTD has acquired all existing shareholders in Carnival Assets Management Company Limited, which had been trading Hong Kong as "TiENCHAT" since 2017. This is a strategic acquisition for TiENCHAT PTE LTD. It is based on the new market rule and opens up new opportunities for the TiENCHAT decentralised finance market social media app. According to William Tien, CEO and Founder TiENCHAT PTE LTD, "We are very pleased to have been able to complete this acquisition. The expanded company is now in a great position to deliver value to our users, including secure and encrypted communications, token usability and much more. We have a great pipeline of new features in the works, representing an ever-expanding ecosystem for crypto commerce." Tien is a Singaporean who has been an innovator in disruptive technology since 1999, when he first listed TiMEMAC, a voice biometric and fintech payment company, in Australia as a public company. The company's existing platform, TiENCHAT 3.0, is available on iTUNES, the Apple store and Google Play Store. TiENCHAT 4.0 will launch by the end of April, 2021. TiENCHAT 4.0 will help to increase decentralised access and ability for users—creating access to a "Super App" that contains text, voice and video chats. There will be a marketplace for all types of apps and partnerships that will help secure more users. All stakeholders will find the app to be a single destination for a comprehensive variety of uses. The new TiENCHAT head-office is based in Singapore. Like ByteDance's TikTok and Zoom, TiENCHAT has established itself in Singapore as a way to strategically position itself as a digital social media platform with high bandwidth and a good global network access. The location also offers the company access to Singapore's significant pool of talented developers. As a decentralised mobile app, TiENCHAT provides users with an easy login using the Ethereum wallet. Users have the option of creating a new Ethereum wallet as a way to be identified as a user. This wallet is 100% operated on blockchain. A container comprises a second layer private, proprietary blockchain that enables internal transactions between wallets. No data is collected and saved inside the platform. Only data is saved inside the blockchain, with all messages p2p encrypted. Messages only exist in the user's wallet for seven days. TiENCHAT does not hold any users data as all data are encrypted on blockchain and only can access by the user only. The mobile app further offers users build in artificial intelligence features that make predictions on crypto token prices services. Overall, the app represents a complete ecosystem for cryptocurrency financial management. This includes third party merchant integrations that give users an easy way to spend cryptocurrencies for commercial and consumer transactions. The effect of these functions is to provide token accessibility. It is easier for users to access their tokens on TiENCHAT than it is with multiple wallets, each with withdrawal fees and transactional overhead. For more information, visit https://www.tienchat.com Social links Twitter: @tienchatsg Facebook: @tienchat2016 Instagram: @tienchathk LinkedIn: Linkedin.com/company/TiENCHAT Media contact Company: TiENCHAT Contact: William Tien Email: email@example.com Website: https://www.tienchat.com SOURCE: TiENCHAT
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Londoners could be seen dancing on the streets of Soho on the first night out since lockdown restrictions were lifted. Revellers tasted the first signs of freedom as crowds gathered in the heart of the West End - but some warned of “very little” social distancing. In Soho, pedestrianised streets hosted thousands of revellers, with spontaneous bouts of clapping and dancing.
Capgemini and Efma launch Financial NewTech Challenge 2021
Amsterdam/’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, 13 April 2021 In the period from 6 April 2021 until 12 April 2021 Van Lanschot Kempen has repurchased 39,837 of its own shares (depositary receipts for Class A ordinary shares). The shares were repurchased at an average price of €24.15 per share for a total amount of €961,995. These repurchases are part of the share buy-back programme for at most 400,000 of own shares, which was announced on 25 February 2021. The total number of shares repurchased to date is 227,722. More information, including a detailed overview of the repurchase transactions under this programme, is available on www.vanlanschotkempen.com/sharebuyback. Media Relations: +31 20 354 45 85; firstname.lastname@example.org Investor Relations: +31 20 354 45 90; email@example.com About Van Lanschot Kempen Van Lanschot Kempen, a wealth manager operating under the Van Lanschot, Kempen and Evi brand names, is active in Private Banking, Asset Management and Merchant Banking, with the aim of preserving and creating wealth, in a sustainable way, for both its clients and the society of which it is part. Van Lanschot Kempen, listed at Euronext Amsterdam, is the Netherlands’ oldest independent financial services company with a history dating back to 1737. For more information, please visit vanlanschotkempen.com Disclaimer This press release does not constitute an offer or solicitation for the sale, purchase or acquisition in any other way or subscription to any financial instrument and is not a recommendation to perform or refrain from performing any action. This press release is a translation of the Dutch language original and is provided as a courtesy only. In the event of any disparities, the Dutch language version will prevail. No rights can be derived from any translation thereof. Attachment 210413 Share buy-back programme weekly press release