Fifteen years ago, Josh Hartnett was within reach of super fame, of living the kind of life where he could choose any role, any project with any A-lister he wanted. Then he turned it all down.
Fifteen years ago, Josh Hartnett was within reach of super fame, of living the kind of life where he could choose any role, any project with any A-lister he wanted. Then he turned it all down.
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
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.
The "Jimmy Kimmel Live" host examines the bad deeds of "Klan mom."
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.
After initial issues with both the PC version and console, CD Project on 9 February announced that it was attacked by ransomware.
The reigning MVP scored 38 points as Milwaukee beat New Orleans in a thriller.
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.
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The Duke of Sussex video-called Meghan and discussed his views on The Crown as he joined the TV host on a double-decker bus
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".
Around 600,000 vulnerable people from the shielding list are now being invited to book a slot at a Covid-19 vaccination centre or pharmacy service, NHS England has said. Aside from the some 600,000 who are now being called for their jab, the remainder of the people on the list have already received a dose of a vaccine in the first phase of the rollout. Meanwhile, a further 10 vaccination sites, including Reading’s Madejski stadium and a theatre in Basildon, come online this week.
Let's just say Will Smith has nothing to worry about.
Despite the many claims, tweets, and hopes for 2021, there was no sudden return to “normal” when Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th US president last month. That’s to be expected, of course. Biden’s assumption of the presidency wasn’t immediately going to change the fact that the US is still living through a time of extreme income inequality and a pandemic that’s taken more than half a million American lives. And, they are still dealing with the very real ramifications of Donald Trump’s presidency, and the pervasive racism, inequity, and xenophobia that existed in America long before the words “Trump Administration” seemed like more than just a sick joke. In other words, “normal” — at least, the “normal” we should strive towards — does not exist yet. But, even though things were never going to change overnight, the question now — 37 days into having a new president — must be: Is Joe Biden doing enough? Certainly, Biden is doing a lot. On his first day in office, he was praised for many of his immediate actions, which aimed to undo some of the damage from the past four years. By the end of his first week, he signed over 30 executive orders to help combat racial inequality and discrimination, the climate crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic. The US also rejoined the Paris Climate Accord and rejoined the World Health Organization. Biden also made several strides that impressed progressives, including his order for the Department of Justice to stop renewing contracts with private prisons and his movement to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 (£10). But the president has also been the subject of some criticism, mostly for his hesitation to adequately address and change harmful immigration measures. While he restored the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and eliminated restrictions on asylum seekers, under his leadership, a migrant facility for children was reopened in Carrizo Springs, TX. The centre first opened under Trump in 2019. “When I read they were opening again, I cried,” Rosey Abuabara, a San Antonio community activist, told the Washington Post. “I consoled myself with the fact that it was considered the Cadillac of [migrant child] centres, but I don’t have any hope that Biden is going to make it better.” Jen Psaki, Biden’s press secretary, said that the facility’s reopening was just a temporary measure intended to keep kids safe from COVID-19 before they can be transferred to “families or sponsors.” But there’s growing concern around this action, and Biden’s decision, especially considering he so often criticised Trump’s immigration policy and referred to his administration’s “overcrowded” detention centres as “a moral failing and a national shame.” And then there’s Biden’s new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) guidelines: Under his memorandum, ICE will specifically target immigrants who “pose a threat,” including immigrants convicted of felony and gang-related offences. This is supposedly an improvement from Trump’s ruthless guidelines, but immigration advocates say it is a dangerous return to deportation policies from Barack Obama’s presidency, and could easily encourage racial profiling and discrimination. “We believe that this memo only makes it easier for ICE to detain and deport immigrants, a clear back-track from President Joe Biden’s campaign promises and earlier Executive Orders,” the Texas-based immigration nonprofit RAICES wrote. Naureen Shah of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) also called the guidelines a “disappointing step backward.” Biden’s most dangerous failure, though, might be his hesitation to rescind the Title 42 expulsion, a Trump order that allowed U.S. Border Patrol to deny entry to immigrants and asylum seekers — and “expel” almost 400,000 people from the country — citing coronavirus-related concerns. The order has been criticised for violating numerous domestic laws and protections for refugees, and experts say that it’s a very thinly-veiled excuse for mass deportation, as asylum seekers don’t pose greater health risks than any other group of people. (And, as Ted Cruz recently reminded us, Republicans really aren’t all too concerned about the safety risks of traveling to and from Mexico during a pandemic.) There are some measures that are out of Biden’s control. For instance, a Texas federal judge banned the enforcement of Biden’s attempted 100-day deportation ban. But overturning Title 42 should be a priority. “Each day that Biden fails to rescind the use of Title 42 for pretextual border enforcement means more families expelled to the dangerous situations from which they fled,” Andrea Meza, an attorney with the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, told CBS News. White House officials have said that the Biden administration needs time to implement “humane” asylum processing systems. But that’s the recurring problem: Time is something we don’t necessarily have, when hundreds of people are getting deported, thousands of Americans are dying of COVID-19, and millions are in need of the financial support they were promised. And although Biden certainly can’t fix all of America’s problems in one month, he’s dragged his feet on many pressing issues — including the fact that 44.7 million Americans have often crippling student loan debt. “President Biden has the legal authority to cancel billions in student debt with the stroke of a pen and he must meet the moment by using that authority, which would not only set us on a path to an equitable recovery, but would also help reduce the racial wealth gap,” Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley said. Pressley, along with several other Representatives, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer have called on Biden to cancel up to $50,000 (£35,000) in loan debt immediately. Biden has promised to cancel $10,000 (£8,000) but argued in a recent Town Hall that he would not “forgive the debt, the billions of dollars of debt, for people who have gone to Harvard and Yale and Penn.” The idea that Americans struggling with exorbitant debt are all Ivy League graduates is a common Republican talking point, and a false one. According to CNBC, just 0.3% of federal student borrowers attended Ivy League schools, and 49% graduated from public universities. Could Biden be doing more? In many ways, yes. He has the power to cancel student debt; he has the power to rescind Title 42. But it is worth acknowledging that Biden inherited problems Trump and Obama did not, and not just because of the unprecedented crises we’re facing right now. There was an unnecessarily, unusually rough transition of power, between Trump’s outright refusal to concede, refusal to give Biden access to intelligence briefings, and refusal to stop an attempted coup on the U.S. Capitol weeks before Biden’s inauguration. “Incoming administration officials always want to fix policies they think are broken,” John Bellinger, a former legal adviser from George W. Bush’s National Council, told the New York Times. Along with other Republican security experts, Bellinger penned a letter urging Trump to concede in November. “But it is important for them to know what the outgoing administration was already doing and why problems that may look easy to fix from the outside may not be quite so easy.” For example, Trump refused to share his vaccine distribution plan with Biden, which concerned both Biden’s advisers and health experts. After Biden’s inauguration, it became clear that Trump actually had no vaccine distribution plan to share in the first place. Biden has succeeded at overturning some of Trump’s most dangerous policies, but especially in the age of COVID, we need to do more than just undo Trump’s damage. When it comes to immigration, we don’t just need something better than Obama’s guidelines and kinder than Trump’s xenophobia: As Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says, we need to reimagine our current carceral, unethical system altogether. And Biden has the chance to create — and should aim for — a legacy that’s better than “better than Trump.” Because in 2021, America needs more than just an incremental improvement — we need real change. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Here's Why TERFs Are Already Mad At BidenTikTok Calls For More Looks From Biden's GrandkidsJill Biden’s Inauguration Day Look Is A Tribute
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The Ministry of Health confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19 in Singapore on Friday (26 February), taking the country's total case count to 59,913.