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Dublin, April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Automatic Door Sensors Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis by Type; Application, and Geography" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. According to this report the global automatic door sensors market was valued at US$ 1,257.23 million in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 1,857.27 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2020 to 2027. The report highlights key factors driving the market growth, and prominent players with their developments in the market.The automatic doors are used in commercial premises such as theaters, hotels, shopping malls, commercial buildings, hospitals, and offices. The automatic door system is built using different sensors such as radar sensors, PIR sensors, infrared sensors, and laser sensors for number of commercial buildings. Retail outlets, sanitary, banks, and restaurants are other commercial places where automatic door systems are used. With increasing construction of above-mentioned areas, automatic door systems are installed at indoor zoning, entry doors, and restricted access areas. With rising footfall in retail outlets, offices, and banks, the need for safety and comfort of individuals is increasing, which, in turn is propelling the adoption of automatic door systems.Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Automatic Door Sensors MarketThe COVID-19 pandemic has shaken several industries. The increasing spread of the virus has urged governments worldwide to impose strict restrictions on vehicles and human's movement. Due to travel bans, mass lockdowns, and business shutdowns, the pandemic has affected economies and industries in various countries. The lockdown imposition has resulted in lesser production of commodities, goods, and services. Manufacturing, automotive, semiconductor and electronics, oil & gas, mining, aviation, and other industries have witnessed a decline in their operations due to the temporary shutdown of activities. The automatic door sensors market players also experienced a slowdown in the volumes because the manufacturing facilities were operating with a limited workforce. This has had a negative impact on the market. Additionally, temporary closure has also resulted in reduced procurement of automatic door sensors among industries during the first quarter of 2020. The COVID-19 might have its impact in the first six months of 2021 as well. The global automatic door sensors market has been segmented as follows:Automatic Door Sensors Market - by Type Microwave SensorsInfrared SensorsLaser SensorsOthers Automatic Door Sensors Market - by Application ResidentialCommercialIndustrialOthers Automatic Door Sensors Market - by Region North AmericaUSCanadaMexicoEuropeGermanyFranceItalyUKRussiaRest of EuropeAsia Pacific (APAC)AustraliaChinaIndiaJapanSouth KoreaRest of APACMiddle East & Africa (MEA)South AfricaSaudi ArabiaUAERest of MEASouth America (SAM)BrazilArgentinaRest of SAM Reasons to Buy Save and reduce time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the growth, size, leading players and segments in the Automatic Door Sensor marketHighlights key business priorities in order to assist companies to realign their business strategiesThe key findings and recommendations highlight crucial progressive industry trends in the Automatic Door Sensor market, thereby allowing players across the value chain to develop effective long-term strategiesDevelop/modify business expansion plans by using substantial growth offering developed and emerging marketsScrutinize in-depth South America market trends and outlook coupled with the factors driving the market, as well as those hindering itEnhance the decision-making process by understanding the strategies that underpin commercial interest with respect to client products, segmentation, pricing and distribution Key Topics Covered: 1. Introduction 2. Key Takeaways3. Research Methodology3.1 Coverage3.2 Secondary Research3.3 Primary Research4. Automatic Door Sensors Market Landscape4.1 Market Overview4.2 PEST Analysis4.2.1 North America - PEST Analysis4.2.2 Europe - PEST Analysis4.2.3 Asia-Pacific - PEST Analysis4.2.4 Middle East and Africa - PEST Analysis4.2.5 South America - PEST Analysis4.3 Ecosystem Analysis4.4 Expert Opinion5. Automatic Door Sensors Market - Key Market Dynamics5.1 Market Drivers5.1.1 Several Benefits Offered by Automatic Door Sensors5.1.2 Growing Demand from End Use Industries5.2 Market Restraints5.2.1 High Installation and Maintenance Cost5.3 Market Opportunity5.3.1 Growth Opportunities Due to COVID-195.4 Market Trend5.4.1 Growing Popularity of Smart Airports and Airport Development Activities5.5 Impact Analysis of Drivers and Restraints6. Automatic Door Sensors- Global Market Analysis6.1 Automatic Door Sensors Market Global Overview6.2 Automatic Door Sensors Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million)6.3 Market Positioning - Global Market Players Ranking7. Automatic Door Sensors Market Analysis - By Type7.1 Overview7.2 Automatic Door Sensors Market, By Type (2019 and 2027)7.3 Microwave Sensors7.3.1 Overview7.3.2 Microwave Sensors: Automatic Door Sensors Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million)7.4 Infrared Sensors7.4.1 Overview7.4.2 Infrared Sensors: Automatic Door Sensors Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million)7.5 Laser Sensors7.5.1 Overview7.5.2 Laser Sensors: Automatic Door Sensors Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million)7.6 Others7.6.1 Overview7.6.2 Others: Automatic Door Sensors Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million)8. Automatic Door Sensors Market Analysis 2027- By Application8.1 Overview8.2 Automatic Door Sensors Market Breakdown, By Application, 2019 and 20278.3 Residential8.3.1 Overview8.3.2 Residential Market Forecast and Analysis8.4 Commercial8.4.1 Overview8.4.2 Commercial Market Forecast and Analysis8.5 Industrial8.5.1 Overview8.5.2 Industrial Market Forecast and Analysis8.6 Others8.6.1 Overview8.6.2 Others Market Forecast and Analysis9. Automatic Door Sensors Market - Geographic Analysis9.1 Overview9.2 North America: Automatic Door Sensors Market9.3 Europe: Automatic Door Sensors Market9.4 APAC: Automatic Door Sensors Market9.5 MEA: Automatic Door Sensors Market9.6 SAM: Automatic Door Sensors Market10. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic10.1 Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Global Automatic Door Sensors Market10.1.1 North America: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 Pandemic10.1.2 Europe: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 Pandemic10.1.3 Asia-Pacific: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 Pandemic10.1.4 Middle East and Africa: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 Pandemic10.1.5 South America: Impact Assessment of COVID-19 Pandemic11. Industry Landscape11.1 Overview11.2 Market Initiative12. Company Profiles12.1 BEA12.1.1 Key Facts12.1.2 Business Description12.1.3 Products and Services12.1.4 Financial Overview12.1.5 SWOT Analysis12.1.6 Key Developments12.2 BBC Bircher AG12.2.1 Key Facts12.2.2 Business Description12.2.3 Products and Services12.2.4 Financial Overview12.2.5 SWOT Analysis12.2.6 Key Developments12.3 GEZE GmbH12.3.1 Key Facts12.3.2 Business Description12.3.3 Products and Services12.3.4 Financial Overview12.3.5 SWOT Analysis12.3.6 Key Developments12.4 Hotron Ltd12.4.1 Key Facts12.4.2 Business Description12.4.3 Products and Services12.4.4 Financial Overview12.4.5 SWOT Analysis12.4.6 Key Developments12.5 MS Sedco12.5.1 Key Facts12.5.2 Business Description12.5.3 Products and Services12.5.4 Financial Overview12.5.5 SWOT Analysis12.5.6 Key Developments12.6 OPTEX Inc.12.6.1 Key Facts12.6.2 Business Description12.6.3 Products and Services12.6.4 Financial Overview12.6.5 SWOT Analysis12.6.6 Key Developments12.7 Pepperl+Fuchs12.7.1 Key Facts12.7.2 Business Description12.7.3 Products and Services12.7.4 Financial Overview12.7.5 SWOT Analysis12.7.6 Key Developments12.8 Nabtesco Corporation12.8.1 Key Facts12.8.2 Business Description12.8.3 Products and Services12.8.4 Financial Overview12.8.5 SWOT Analysis12.8.6 Key Developments12.9 Ningbo Eimage Studio Equipment Co., Ltd12.9.1 Key Facts12.9.2 Business Description12.9.3 Products and Services12.9.4 Financial Overview12.9.5 SWOT Analysis12.9.6 Key Developments12.10 TORMAX USA Inc.12.10.1 Key Facts12.10.2 Business Description12.10.3 Products and Services12.10.4 Financial Overview12.10.5 SWOT Analysis12.10.6 Key Developments13. 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(Bloomberg) -- Tesco Plc said grocery sales growth will probably decelerate this year as pandemic restrictions ease in the U.K. and consumers gradually start returning to offices and eating less at home.Following a year where stockpiling pumped up grocery sales and consumers had to make more meals for themselves and their children at home, Britain’s biggest supermarket expects a return to more normal behavior this year.The shares fell as much as 4.4% and stock in rivals J Sainsbury Plc and Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc also dropped Wednesday.Britain is slowly easing out of a third lockdown with non-essential shops, pubs and restaurants with outdoor space reopening in England and Wales this week. Indoor hospitality will resume next month. The country is also forging ahead with a world-leading vaccination program, which should speed up the return to workplaces and eating out, potentially undermining supermarkets’ revenue growth.What Bloomberg Intelligence SaysTesco’s initial 2021-22 profit guidance looks in-line with consensus, with a recovery at the bank -- which made an adjusted 2020-21 Ebit loss of 175 million pounds -- the big swing factor. The profit rebound may nevertheless disappoint, as it essentially reflects the reality of food retail being low growth -- yet also extremely competitive -- so there’s little prospect of a return to a higher historical margin. Dividends and some capital returns can be expected.--Charles Allen, BI Senior Retail AnalystTesco forecast that lower costs will however allow profit from its grocery business to recover to pre-pandemic levels, in line with analysts’ estimates.Operating profit was 1.8 billion pounds ($2.5 billion) on an adjusted basis in the year through February. Analysts expected 1.76 billion.Tesco is being cautious on its outlook, said Amisha Chohan, an analyst at Quilter Cheviot. Chief Executive Officer Ken Murphy “looks to be actively setting the bar low to beat and raise later on in the year.”Tesco incurred additional costs of about 900 million pounds to operate stores and warehouses safely during the outbreak. The retailer expects only a quarter of those costs to repeat this year, Murphy said on a call with reporters. Tesco’s banking division should also return to profit, which will eliminate another drag on its business.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
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European data information specialist group selects LogicMonitor platform to help end customers monitor and optimize multicloud infrastructuresSANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LogicMonitor, the leading cloud-based infrastructure monitoring and observability platform, today announced its partnership with Proact IT Group AB, Europe’s leading independent data center and managed service provider (MSP) specializing in multicloud integrations, data management and IT risk management. Proact joins a distinguished group of global resellers, systems integrators, MSPs and technology integrators who are already part of the LogicMonitor Partner Network. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Proact is a trusted IT service provider across 15 European and North American countries. As an IT solutions specialist, Proact sought a solution that could help them optimize their clients’ comprehensive IT environments and leverage AI and machine learning to predict and prevent issues before they negatively impacted the broader business. After a rigorous assessment, Proact chose to partner with LogicMonitor due to its market-leading AIOps capabilities that both enhance business performance and prevent disruptive and costly downtime. “We are excited about this new partnership with LogicMonitor as we are seeing a strong market trend towards AIOps. It’s a new mindset within IT operations where machine learning is applied to collected data to predict what will happen within certain environments,” says Per Sedihn, Proact’s Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Portfolio and Technology. “With LogicMonitor, Proact is now able to improve our reactive support and provide even more proactive maintenance. Customers benefit because insights surfaced will be used to prevent incidents from occurring in the first place and to provide optimization that leads to performance and efficiency gains.” By adding LogicMonitor’s best-in-class monitoring and observability platform to their solutions portfolio, Proact gains the ability to automatically discover and monitor thousands of technologies within their customers’ multicloud environments; identify performance irregularities in real-time; and provide forward-looking recommendations based on intelligent data forecasting. “LogicMonitor continues to evolve its partner strategy to focus not only on global expansion, but also on hyper-localization. In the wake of the pandemic, many enterprises have turned to local organizations with market leading expertise to address their business needs,” said Sanjay Gupta, Global Vice President of Channels and Alliances at LogicMonitor. “We recognize the power in aligning with companies that not only have a global footprint but also established trust within their local markets. Partnering with Proact extends LogicMonitor’s availability via a trusted global IT managed services provider who has strong local ties within their key markets.” The LogicMonitor Partner Network empowers members such as Proact to expand their company’s offerings and profit margins by providing LogicMonitor’s best-in-class monitoring and observability platform as a managed service. Partner Network members are also given access to exclusive training and certification programs, sales and marketing collaboration, dedicated partner managers, and much more once they join the exclusive network. For more information about benefits associated with joining the LogicMonitor Partner Network, please visit www.logicmonitor.com/partners. About LogicMonitor®At LogicMonitor®, we expand what’s possible for enterprises and MSPs through infrastructure monitoring and observability software. LogicMonitor seamlessly monitors everything from networks to applications to the cloud, empowering companies to focus less on problem-solving and more on innovation. Our cloud-based platform helps ITOps, developers and business leaders see more, know more, and do more. For more information, visit www.logicmonitor.com. LogicMonitor Contact:Anna LindseyTel: (805) 323-3901Email: email@example.com Proact IT Group contact:Per Sedihn, CTO and Acting VP, Portfolio & Technology, Proact IT Group AB, tel. +46 8 41 06 66 52, firstname.lastname@example.orgDanny Duggal, VP Commercial & Communications, Proact IT Group AB, tel. +46 733 56 68 43, email@example.com About ProactProact is Europe’s leading independent data center and cloud services provider. By delivering flexible, accessible and secure IT solutions and services, we help companies and authorities reduce risk and costs, whilst increasing agility, productivity and efficiency. We’ve completed over 5,000 successful projects around the world, have more than 3,500 customers and currently manage in excess of 100 petabytes of information in the cloud. We employ over 1,000 people in 15 countries across Europe and North America. Founded in 1994, our parent company, Proact IT Group AB (publ), listed on Nasdaq Stockholm in 1999 (under the symbol PACT). For further information about Proact’s activities please visit us at www.proact.eu.
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~ Move puts upGrad and EyeWay on the forefront of incorporating mixed reality to enhance the learning experiences of upGrad’s learners ~MUMBAI, India, and SAN JOSE, Calif., April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- upGrad, South East Asia’s largest online higher education company, and EyeWay Vision today announced their partnership, enabling upGrad to become the first Indian edtech company with an enhanced AR-driven learning experience. EyeWay Vision Ltd, an Israeli company developing an innovative wearable augmented reality platform, will bring one-of-a-kind immersive augmented reality (AR) to upGrad learners. The global e-learning market was estimated at US $144 billion in 2019 and is forecast to reach US $374.3 billion by 2026, according to market research firm Facts and Factors. The market for virtual and augmented reality is forecast to reach more than $67 billion globally by 2024, according to AR/VR analyst firm Digi-Capital. upGrad has more than one million learners in more than 50 countries, and has recorded an annual revenue run-rate of 165 Million USD for fiscal year 2021. “Partnering with upGrad is the perfect opportunity to apply EyeWay’s advanced AR technology to enhance the whole learning experience by making it unprecedentedly immersive and distraction-free, gamifying online learning for high course completion rates. EyeWay’s exceptional AR uses eye tracking, direct retinal projection and foveated projection to produce a tenfold improvement in visual enhancement. This can disrupt multi-billion dollar markets like educational technology where an impeccable visual experience is a key to user value,” commented Dr. Nikhil Balram, CEO of subsidiary company EyeWay Vision Inc. in Silicon Valley, charged with bringing products to market. Dr. Balram is a renowned AR/VR expert, former head of display at Google, and adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University, guest professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Gandhinagar, India, and former visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley. The Israeli AR pioneer is developing products based on advanced immersive AR technology, enabling new forms of immersive entertainment, digital learning, e-commerce, and other enterprise applications. Both EyeWay Vision & upGrad share a common vision of creating greatly enhanced immersive learning experiences that customers can access anytime and anywhere. Ronnie Screwvala & Phalgun Kompalli, Co-founders upGrad, said in a joint statement, "At upGrad, we believe in bringing the best and the latest technology to enhance the learning experience for our learners. The partnership with EyeWay Vision is a path-breaking step wherein we look at developing an augmented three-dimensional interactive learning environment to keep our learners engaged. Not only would this move disrupt the edtech market at large but it would also contribute towards our vision of making world-class education mainstream.” The EyeWay Vision prototype offers a very high dynamic range, with brightness ranging from ultra-bright 20 thousand nits down to a very low black level of 0.1 nits, allowing it to be used indoors and outdoors in all kinds of lighting. It offers an extremely wide color gamut (Rec 2020), retinal resolution, naturally wide field of view and dynamic focusing, presenting rich and natural digital content that looks completely realistic. The prototype is expected to be available towards the fourth quarter of 2021. Jeremy Bailenson, VR professor at Stanford University, founding director of Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, and EyeWay Vision advisory board member, explained, "If there is one thing the pandemic has taught us, it is that digital learning works and is here to stay. The next phase of this virtual revolution will be to leverage more immersive technology. While AR has shown promise to be a tremendous tool for learning, it hasn't yet taken off due to limitations around field of view, the brightness and color range of images, and resolution. EyeWay Vision has created an incredible system to overcome these challenges, and there is nothing else like it on the market today. I am excited for digital learning to become more immersive, and to help EyeWay Vision become a leader in this space." “Incorporating AR technology into online learning is a compelling application that creates an engaging and immersive learning experience for students in digital education,” commented Anthony Rowe, Siewiorek and Walker Family professor of electrical and computer engineering, at Carnegie Mellon University. “EyeWay and upGrad's partnership could pave the way for a new digital learning experience that could be the future of online learning,” he continued. Through this partnership, upGrad will leverage EyeWay's customized system to explore the development of AR-enhanced learning experiences and online programs. At an advanced stage, EyeWay and upGrad may include university partners to join in a pilot program. This move can make upGrad the first Indian edtech company and one of the very few globally to incorporate mixed reality to enhance the learning experiences of its online learners. EyeWay is currently developing an immersive AR head-worn prototype. This prototype will be used to enable an immersive AR learning experience that will further be developed by upGrad and its content partners. About upGradupGrad is an Indian higher edtech leader, offering 100+ courses in Data, Technology, Management, Arts, etc., in collaboration with universities like Deakin Business School (Australia), Duke CE (US), Michigan State University (US), Liverpool John Moores University (UK), IIT Madras (India), IIM Kozhikode (India), etc. upGrad is India's #1 startup (LinkedIn’s Top Startups 2020) and is amongst GSV Global EdTech 50 List. Visit upGrad’s website at www.upgrad.com About EyeWay Vision EyeWay Vision develops innovative wearable augmented reality systems that provide a truly immersive experience on the go. EyeWay Vision Ltd. was established in 2014 in Israel, and has raised US $46 million in funding from strategic investors including Samsung Next, Verizon Ventures, Horizons Ventures, ICONIQ Capital, and OurCrowd. EyeWay’s proprietary technology is protected by 17 patents published or pending. To learn more about EyeWay Vision, visit http://eyeway-vision.com CONTACT: Contacts: EyeWay Vision: Deborah Lamascus, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 (415) 379-0398 (media) Adam Dunsky, Adam.D@eyeway-vision.com (business inquiries) upGrad: Sohini Sen, email@example.com (media)
Second Hand Effect 2020 Report Calculating the environmental benefits of second-hand trade 20.7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions potentially saved by online consumers London and Oslo, 14 April 2021: 20.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions were potentially saved by consumers who chose to buy and sell used items through ten online marketplaces operated by Adevinta and Schibsted, according to the Second Hand Effect 2020 report (SHE), published today. By offering users platforms where they can buy and sell, online marketplaces reduce the need for newly produced goods and promote more sustainable consumption. This key concept is what Adevinta and Schibsted call the Second Hand Effect. The report, the methodology for which was developed in close collaboration with IVL, the Swedish Environmental Research Institute and sustainability consultancy Ethos International, is in its eighth iteration since launching in 2013. It looks at how much CO2 and materials (plastic, steel and aluminium) have potentially been saved through second-hand trade on participating marketplaces. The calculations are based on the idea that keeping a second-hand item in use means avoiding the production of a new item and disposal of the old one, which translates into savings of CO2 emissions and amount of plastic, aluminium and steel. These purchases and sales saved: 20.7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, about the same as the yearly emissions of 2.36 million Britons 1.2 million tonnes of plastic, equivalent to 21.8 billion two litre plastic bottles, or 201 billion plastic gloves. 7.8 million tonnes of steel, equivalent to 4,615 London Eyes. 0.7 million tonnes of aluminium, the same amount used for 1.8 billion Italian coffee makers This year’s figure compares to 25.3 million tonnes of CO2 emissions potentially saved in 2019. Although the first lockdown restrictions affected the remaining sites in the SHE project, (which accounted for a 9% reduction in the number of SHE ads overall), there was a particularly sharp impact from the 19% reduction in ads for used motor vehicles, a category associated with a high level of environmental savings. Nonetheless, we saw strong improvements in the second half of 2020, with traffic back to pre-covid levels on some of our sites. The covid pandemic has proven the value of stay-at-home shopping and further accelerated the pace of change. In the second half of 2020, the shift towards more sustainable consumption has amplified the role of the online marketplace and increased the potential for environmental savings. Rolv Erik Ryssdal, CEO of Adevinta, said: “By offering online platforms where our users can easily buy and sell second-hand items, we reduce the need for newly produced goods and promote more sustainable consumption. This is what we call the Second Hand Effect. We want to encourage people to make second-hand their first choice, providing lasting positive impacts in the circular economy. “Following the completion of our acquisition of eBay Classifieds Group, we will become the world’s leading online classifieds pure player with unprecedented scale. We will benefit from leading positions in 16 countries, covering 1 billion people. Which will give us the platform to make real environmental change.” Kristin Skogen Lund, CEO of Schibsted, said: “With the Second Hand Effect project we want to raise awareness about the environmental benefits of reusing items and minimizing waste, and visualize our users' contribution to the circular economy. With our marketplaces around the world, we empower consumers to act in more environmentally friendly ways.” The growing significance of online marketplace operators like Adevinta to the retail sector has been amplified by the drive in consumer behaviour for more trust, convenience and transparency, as well as more sustainable consumption. -Ends- Notes to the Editors The Second Hand Effect 2020 report can be viewed on Adevinta.com/Sustainability Media contactMélodie LarocheHead of Corporate CommunicationsT: +33 (0) 6 84 30 52 firstname.lastname@example.org Luther PendragonWilliam GrayT: +44 (0)7 947 477 email@example.com MethodologyWe developed the method for calculating the Second Hand Effect in close collaboration with IVL, the Swedish Environmental Research Institute. In order to calculate the potential savings of CO2 emissions, plastic, steel and aluminium, we analysed 2020 ad data and customer surveys. We also took into account the energy consumed by our ten participating marketplaces through business travel and the operation of our offices. Our calculations rely on two assumptions: Every time someone buys a used item, they don’t need to buy the corresponding new product, so the material and emissions associated with new production are avoided. Since second-hand items are reused rather than thrown away, the emissions associated with disposal of used items are avoided. This means that if you buy a previously used dining table on one of our marketplaces, there is no need to produce a new table or dispose of the original one. Our methodology is available to read in full in the Second Hand Effect report, available at Adevinta.com/Sustainability: About AdevintaAdevinta is a global online classifieds specialist, operating digital marketplaces in 11 countries. The company provides technology-based services to connect buyers with sellers and to facilitate transactions, from job offers to real estate, cars, consumer goods and more. Adevinta’s portfolio spans more than 30 digital products and websites, attracting 1.3 billion average monthly visits. Leading brands include top-ranked leboncoin in France, InfoJobs and Milanuncios in Spain, and 50% of fast-growing OLX Brazil. Adevinta spun off from Schibsted ASA and publicly listed in Oslo, Norway in 2019. Adevinta is majority owned by Schibsted ASA and employs 4,700 people committed to supporting users and customers daily. Find out more at Adevinta.com. About Schibsted Schibsted is a family of digital consumer brands with a strong Nordic position and more than 5,000 employees (excluding Adevinta). We have world-class news brands, leading marketplaces, and smart digital services. We also help new promising businesses to realize their potential. Schibsted is on a mission to empower people in their daily life, using tech and data to create innovative products and great user experiences – and to help build a sustainable future. Learn more about Schibsted. Attachment Second Hand Effect 2020 Report
Trigger warning for those who have experienced sexual violence or know someone affected by it. Liars. Attention seekers. These labels are slapped on people who disclose experiences of sexual harassment and violence, says Morgan Price. "The survivor or the victim is more often blamed or at least questioned with the validity of what they've experienced," said Price, who is an education and outreach co-ordinator at the Saskatoon Sexual Assault and Information Centre (SSAIC). Price said victims of sexual or domestic violence aren't offered the same "baseline of belief" given to victims of less intimate crimes. Price says the ideal response to someone who shares their experience would be: "I'm so sorry that happened to you. I believe you. What can I do to help?" She wants to educate community members how to respond to a victim who opens up. Price said how someone reacts to a disclosure can alter how they're able to process the trauma in the future — for better or worse. "If the survivor is supported in a healing and validating way, then they're much more likely to continue to access support," she said. "You can imagine the reverse response. Shut down. Silence, shame." Morgan Price said one goal is to create a community where 'sexualized violence isn't the norm, where speaking up about sexualized violence is not shamed.'(Zoom) Conversations about creating safer communities and how to respond to disclosures of sexual violence and harassment are afoot in Saskatoon, following the social media post of one woman. Tiara Jackle alleged a group of well-known men, including two members of pop band Bombargo and one doctor, behaved in a sexually inappropriate and "predatory" manner. She said this took place during a shoot for a promotional video organized by the all-male Saskatoon Yukigassen snowball team in 2016. Since then, more women have shared allegations against the men named by Jackle and her post has evolved into a movement for change. 'It gives them courage': director Lisa Miller, executive director of the Regina Sexual Assault Centre, said it's no surprise that one person's experience can spark a movement. "People are fearful that they are not going to be believed, and when that one brave soul comes forward and says, 'This happened to me,' it is really an opportunity for others that have experienced something similar," Miller said. "It gives them that courage." She said #MeToo movements give space for survivors but receive widespread backlash. Miller said beyond victim blaming, critics say speaking up on social media "ignores due process." People suggest that people who were truly violated would have gone to the police. Miller said many people have found healing by going to the police, but there are also many reasons why people don't report. The experience can be retraumatizing and complicated, she said. A Globe and Mail investigation in 2017 unveiled a systemic pattern of police agencies deeming large numbers of sexual assault cases "unfounded." Miller said if the case is escalated to the courts, the process can last years and convictions are low. She said it can be complicated if there's no evidence beyond a victim's word. Typically, remaining scars are psychological, not physical. Furthermore, she said the justice system isn't equipped to help people dealing with verbal sexual harassment or nuanced issues involving crossed boundaries. "That's why people resort to using social media, because there's no other effective mechanism for telling their stories." Miller said movements like these can give victims the courage beyond speaking up to seek help if they need it. She said the Regina Sexual Assault Centre saw a jump in calls for counselling last year when the capital city experienced a sweeping #MeToo movement. The calls have remained high since, averaging more than one a day. Miller said social attitudes about sexual violence that involve shame and stigma can also keep victims quiet. Price agrees. Lisa Miller, Regina Sexual Assault Centre executive director, said the blame, shame and stigma associated with sexual violence often keeps people quiet about experiencing it.(CBC) Need to dismantle culture Price said "rape culture" remains normalized in the community despite efforts to change that through #MeToo movements in recent years, which shone a light on how powerful men can get away with inappropriate behaviour. She uses a pyramid shape to describe how this culture enables inappropriate behaviour. At the base are people who laugh at jokes about rape or engage in misogynistic "locker room talk." "[That] might contribute to no one speaking up when their buddy shows them a nude, which contributes to someone [who] might not speak up if they talk about their night out with a girl who is really drunk," she said. At the highest level, it means people don't hold their friends or colleagues accountable for inappropriate sexual behaviour. She said this also means many people are quicker to defend the accused, saying, "I know the perpetrator and I know that they would never do that," rather than consider the victim. Price hopes education will lead to change. She co-leads a SSAIC course called Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence. Price said the course, which is currently offered virtually, is open to anyone, including non-profit staff, parents, teachers, musicians, filmmakers and athletes. The goal is to bust myths and help people become informed responders should someone ever confide in them. Price said the course is offered at a cost so SSAIC can continue to offer free counselling to Saskatoon residents. Information about upcoming courses, including one on Thursday, can be found on the non-profit's website. To find assistance in your area, visit Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan (https://sassk.ca/resources/) for a list of support services throughout the province. In Saskatoon, SSAIC operates a 24/7 crisis line in partnership with Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Service at 306-244-2224. In Regina, the Regina Sexual Assault Centre operates a crisis and information line 306-352-0434 or toll free: 1-844-952-0434.
The Qikiqtani Inuit Association says its decision to not support Baffinland's Phase 2 expansion came down to a lack of trust among communities, and uncertainty about whether new proposed mitigation measures will actually work with a larger mining operation. Baffinland is requesting to double its shipping of iron ore from its Milne Inlet port to 12 million tonnes a year, and build a 110-kilometre railway the port. Public hearings on the proposal resumed this week in Iqaluit. On Tuesday, Mittimatalik Hunters and Trappers Organization chairperson Eric Ootoova asked the Qikiqtani Inuit Association what led to its decision last month to not support the project expansion. "The communities have been saying this proposal is too fast, too soon," replied Jared Ottenhoff, QIA's director of lands and resource management. "Inuit are only now seeing impacts of the current project operating nearly six million tonnes per year. Existing impacts are not even fully understood." Ottenhoff pointed to discrepancies between what Inuit are observing about current impacts to caribou and Baffinland's own monitoring, and to the concerns over dust around the mine and the Milne Inlet port. Iron dust around Baffinland and the Milne Inlet port has been a recurring point of concern raised by Inuit. During a February 2021 trip CBC News took to Milne Inlet, the dust was so prevalent it formed red icicles at the base of the snowmobiles. Baffinland has tried to curb the levels dust at the port, and has promised additional dust mitigation measures within the Inuit Certainty Agreement.(Nick Murray/CBC News) 'We need to get it right' Another reason why QIA's board wouldn't support the project is because of the feedback the organization received from communities about the Inuit Certainty Agreement QIA signed with Baffinland last June. Ottenhoff said the agreement was supposed to address "key deficiencies" in the way the mine is currently operating. Among them was how "Inuit qaujimajatuqangit (Inuit traditional knowledge) was not applied properly." "Culture, resource and lands use studies were not adequate. [And] the socioeconomic benefits for those who are most impacted have been overstated," he said. Qikiqtani Inuit Association president P.J. Akeeagok (left) and Jared Ottenhoff, QIA's director of lands and resource management, in discussion at the Nunavut Impact Review Board public hearings on Baffinland's Phase 2 expansion proposal in Iqaluit.(Nick Murray/CBC News) The new deal proposes a series of new environmental protection measures, of which many are contingent on the Phase 2 expansion going ahead. But Ottenhoff said more work needs to happen to ensure communities trust the measures being proposed, before Baffinland ramps up production. "The Inuit Certainty Agreement proposes solutions. But QIA was clear, and the Inuit Certainty Agreement is clear, that those solutions must be accepted by the impacted communities," Ottenhoff said. "QIA respects the impacted communities' position that they have did not have confidence that the Inuit Certainty Agreement models will work or go far enough, because there is little trust based on the history of the Mary River Project so far." "QIA still believes that the types of solutions proposed in the Inuit Certainty Agreement are relevant to both the existing operations of the mine, and any expansion," Ottenhoff continued. "But trust is needed in order to further develop them and they need to be tested to ensure they work for the existing project before rolling out a significant expansion." Ottenhoff said, ideally, Baffinland would implement parts of the agreement to prove they work over several years, before expanding operations. "We need to get it right before accelerating to a pace of production and shipping to an overall rate … eight times more than the rate already creating serious concerns for Inuit," Ottenhoff said. "What is happening now is not working for Inuit." Later in the day, Ottenhoff's remarks were echoed by Ootoova — the Mittimatalik HTO chair — who in his own response to why his organization doesn't support the proposal said the HTO has "little or no trust Baffinland will what they say they will do." "[Baffinland has] had many years to prove themselves, but they have failed to meet a number of present project commitments," Ootoova said, adding Baffinland's expansion is asking for too much, too fast. Baffinland promising new commitments Baffinland representatives were not able to respond directly to Ottenhoff's remarks given the question-and-answer format of the NIRB hearings. But in a statement to CBC News, Baffinland highlighted new commitments that it says go "above and beyond what has already been proposed in the Inuit Certainty Agreement and through the ongoing NIRB review process." Those include increased environmental protection by way of more dust-monitoring stations, and expanding caribou and char-monitoring programs with "greater Inuit involvement." The company has also committed to gradually increasing shipping over four years from when Phase 2 is approved, and banning the use of heavy fuel oil seven years before it's to be outlawed in Canada's Arctic.
Some boat retailers on P.E.I. say COVID-19 has them floating a fine line between increased demand and diminished inventory. Interest in several outdoor sporting good items has soared during the pandemic and as warmer weather approaches, boats are being added to the list. "Because the demand's been high it's been OK financially but the real challenge has been getting more boats," said Roger Steadman, owner of Bayside Recreation, which sells kayaks in St. Peters Bay. "People really want to be out doing recreational activities." Long wait-list Currently, Steadman said his store has just five boats left while in a typical year, now would be the time shipments begin arriving to fill the shelves. "I probably have about 60 or 70 people on a waiting list," he said. "Not a day goes by that I don't get an inquiry from someone looking." 'The demand has been the highest it's ever been in my 10 years of business,' says Roger Steadman, the owner of Bayside Recreation in St. Peters Bay. (Shane Hennessey/CBC) Steadman said he placed this season's order last September but what will arrive at Bayside Recreation remains out of his hands. Some manufacturers have assured 10 per cent of shipments, according to Steadman, while others are working diligently to fulfil orders but remain limited by shipping challenges or material shortages. The owner of Bayside Recreation says he is hoping to get around 50 kayaks in his first shipment. (Shane Hennessey/CBC) "We're hopeful that in the next few weeks to a month and a half that we'll start getting our shipments in," he said. "It's really a perfect storm when you look at the supply and demand side of it." 'Can't supply the demand' Higher ticket boats are also facing a similar dilemma. "As we've crept along the last year, we've really seen demand for this industry product grow," said Ronnie Macdougall who works in sales at Quartermaster Marines. "That side has been great. The unfortunate side is we can't supply the demand right now." 'We could sell but we can't get it,' said Ronnie Macdougall.(Shane Hennessey/CBC) Bayliner is one of the most popular brands at Quartermaster Marine. Because it's so sought-after by consumers, Macdougall said the store typically has between 40 and 60 in stock. At the moment, he said there is just one left. "Unfortunately the demand is higher than what we have," he said. "We could sell but we can't get it." 'May not be here tomorrow' With the store receiving inquiries by the hour, Macdougall said getting your hands on a boat this season could be tough. "You're going to be in a bit of a bind if you're looking for something today," he said. Although orders are expected to arrive, Macdougall said many are already pre-sold. Macdougall has one piece of advice for those perusing the market with eyes set on hitting the water this season — act fast. "If you see something that's here you should get it cause it may not be here tomorrow." More from CBC P.E.I.
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