A report into the conduct of former governor general Julie Payette details public humiliation and a toxic work environment at Rideau Hall based on interviews with 92 employees.
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(Bloomberg) -- Look just beneath the surface of many of the technologies powering the energy transition and there’s a red metallic glint. Copper is a vital part of green infrastructure from grids to wind turbines, and a recent price surge threatens to make decarbonization more costly.Copper has roughly doubled from the lows seen a year ago and was near a nine-year high at the start of the month. Amid predictions of a new commodity supercycle kicking off, many analysts say the top hasn’t yet been reached for a metal that’s core to the green energy drive. The price weakened as much as 4.9% to $8,660 on Thursday, the most in five months.Demand from renewable power generation, battery storage, electric vehicles, charging stations and related grid infrastructure accounts for about a fifth of copper consumption, according to Citigroup Global Markets Inc. With governments aiming for aggressive net zero emission targets in the coming decades, that means more clean electricity, a shift that’s likely to be copper-intensive given the $28.7 trillion grid build out required.Part of that growth will come from the need to connect new renewable power plants with customers. That’s because it’s often cheapest to build such plants wherever the wind or sun resource is strongest, which could be in the middle of the sea or an isolated desert. But that then means a lot more cabling -- using expensive copper -- than a centralized grid needed in the past.According to forecasts from BloombergNEF, the global power grid will grow by 48 million kilometers (30 million miles) by 2050. That’s enough to wrap around the circumference of the Earth nearly 1,200 times and equates to a doubling in copper demand to 3.6 million metric tons.“Cities, electrification and copper go together,” said Sanjeet Sanghera, an analyst at BNEF in London. “Copper plays an important role.”The metal is heavily used in underground cabling because of its conductivity, which is almost twice that of aluminum. That lowers the amount of energy needed to produce electricity.A 240-kilometer electricity interconnector between Britain and France called IFA2 used 9,000 tons of copper, according to the U.K.’s National Grid Plc. A planned link to Denmark of 760 kilometers will require 26,000 tons.In offshore wind projects, copper is still a relatively small component of costs, but that’s set to increase in the coming years, to about 3% by 2050 from 1% currently, according to BNEF.Vestas Wind Systems A/S estimates that a 100-megawatt wind farm using 4.2 megawatt turbines would use around 89 tons of copper in the turbines. If copper’s rally proves long-lasting and pushes up the cost of green investment, some wind farms may use cheaper aluminum where they can. Prices have risen less sharply compared with copper. Demand for aluminum in power grid infrastructure is estimated to reach 7.6 million metric tons by 2050, according to BNEF.“We see copper remaining integral for interconnectors,” said Srinivas Siripurapu, chief innovation officer at cable manufacturer Prysmian SpA. “But for offshore wind farms, there’s a lot of indications that there will be a push more towards aluminum driven by overall costs.”It’s not yet clear how much of an immediate impact copper’s price increase will have on the finances of green power operators. Turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA hedges raw materials prices a year ahead, protecting them for now.The metal’s rally has been driven in large part by investors who see demand soaring as the green revolution gathers pace. But their early optimism may end up pushing up costs for governments as they start putting infrastructure spending packages to work.Higher copper consumption for decarbonization could drive annual demand growth of as much as 3%, said Max Layton, managing director for Commodities Research at Citigroup Global Markets Inc. That will add to periods where supplies fall short, with upside potential for prices.While elevated prices mean companies have an incentive to ramp up investment in mining, which would help supplies, the downside is the length of time it takes to get projects up and running.“If this price level holds, we should see announcements of new projects coming in the market,” Raul Jacob, chief financial officer of Southern Copper Corp., said in an interview Monday. But the lags from decision to production will make the price cycle “a little bit longer than in the past.”(Updates with Thursday price move in second paragraph)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.
The northern lights were captured dancing across the sky over Saskatoon, Saskatchewan province, on March 3.This timelapse compilation, shot by geologist Gunjan Sinham from his home in Saskatoon, shows green lights shimmering over the city.Sinham said the timelapse was filmed between 12:45 and 1:45 am. Credit: Gunjan Sinha via Storyful
Big tax rises in the Budget are "screeching U-turns on Conservative policy", says the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
(Bloomberg) -- S&P Global Platts apologized to oil traders for the speed at which it announced an overhaul of a price that underpins a swath of the world’s crude oil transactions.The company said the plans, which among other things involve adding U.S. crude to the key Dated Brent benchmark, took many in the market by surprise and incurred anger. Platts said it had to take the steps to ensure there’s enough oil to make up the benchmark going forward as supply from the North Sea region declines.“The suddenness of the announced changes and the lack of a further consultation have caused anger and frustration for some and we are sorry for that,” Vera Blei, head of oil markets price reporting at Platts said on a call with market participants and the media on Wednesday. “You told us that we have some work to do to rebuild relationships and trust, and that work is very much under way.”Platts first announced a consultation on the changes in December, before confirming them last week. The plan took some traders by surprise as it will involve cargoes being priced at the point of delivery -- requiring the addition of shipping costs and making other fundamental changes to what the benchmark is. The modifications matter because the Dated Brent benchmark helps price more than two-thirds of the world’s crude.Among those who had originally voiced concern about the Platts plan was Intercontinental Exchange Inc., which houses multiple contracts tied to Dated Brent.Before the revamp was announced, ICE sent Platts a letter cautioning against a speedy overhaul, according to a person familiar with the matter. The move sparked frenzied trading of some contracts last week, before both Platts and ICE issued statements clarifying their plans.ICE also said in the letter it was surprised that Platts had chosen to add U.S. crude to the benchmark, without consulting on the addition of oil from Norway’s giant Johan Sverdrup field. That crude is heavier and more sulfurous than those currently included in Dated Brent, making its addition trickier, Platts said.(Updates with Johan Sverdrup detail in final paragraph.)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.
NYON, Switzerland — Liverpool and Leipzig are going to Budapest for a second time in the Champions League round of 16 next week. UEFA confirmed on Thursday that Liverpool’s home second-leg game will also be at Puskas Arena in the Hungarian capital next Wednesday. The Puskas Arena — which is a European Championship venue at the end of this season — has become UEFA’s main neutral venue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Leipzig’s home game in the first leg was also played in the empty stadium in Budapest on Feb. 16 because of travel restrictions between England and Germany. Liverpool won 2-0. It also hosted Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Manchester City in the Champions League, and Wolfsberger vs. Tottenham in the Europa League last month. It will stage Molde vs. Granada in the Europa League on March 18. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
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Dublin, March 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "2021 Isoflavones Market - Size, Share, COVID Impact Analysis and Forecast to 2027" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report provides comprehensive research with in-depth data and contemporary analysis of Isoflavones Market at a global, regional and key country level, split by different sub-segments of the industry. The report presents growth projections in the Isoflavones Market between 2021 and 2027 for companies operating across different types, applications, and end-user verticals.Isoflavones Market is quickly reaching its pre-COVID levels and a healthy growth rate is expected over the forecast period driven by the V-shaped recovery in most of the developing nations.Key strategies of companies operating in Isoflavones Market Industry are identified as showcasing their contactless manufacturing and delivery methods, highlighting USP statements, focus on product packaging, and increased the presence of products on online platforms.The food industry is set to experience a few changes in 2021 due to the increased consciousness of consumers in selecting food. This inclination towards sustainable, regenerative, plant-based food and demand for foods and beverages with immunity-boosting ingredients is driving the demand for these products and their constituents. Do It Yourself (DIY) trend has seen huge momentum during Corona times and is expected to continue in 2021.Considering the rapidly changing market landscape, companies are changing their perspectives on expanding beyond traditional markets. In addition to focusing on widening applications, introducing new product portfolios, most food and beverage companies are planning to capture domestic and international markets.Fast pace recovery of developing economies leading to increased disposable income will support the Isoflavones Market demand between 2021 and 2027.Lockdowns across the globe in 2020 and continuing restrictions in 2021 disrupted the supply chain posing challenges for manufactures in the Isoflavones Market. Intense competition, pricing issues, and shifting consumer preferences will continue to put pressure on vendors' profit margins.Short-term and long-term trends affecting the market landscape are included in the research. Further, market drivers, restraints, and potential opportunities are also provided in the report.The Isoflavones report computes the 2020 market value in revenue terms based on the average Isoflavones prices and sales/revenue models of key companies operating in the Isoflavones Market Industry. The study forecasts the market size to 2027 for different types of Isoflavones and provides respective market share and growth rates.The study discusses technological innovations and the potential shift in demand among various products in the Isoflavones Market, over the forecast period. The leading five companies in the Isoflavones Market Industry together with their products, key strategies, and comparisons are provided.The Isoflavones Market size, share, and outlook across different types and applications are provided at geographic levels of North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East Africa, South and Central America. Further, country-level Isoflavones Market value is also provided.All recent developments in Isoflavones Market Industry including mergers, acquisitions, contract awards, licenses, product launches, and expansion plans are included in the report. Base Year - 2020; Forecast period: 2021 - 2027Publication frequency - Every six monthsResearch Methodology - Data triangulation with top-down and Bottom-up approach are used for market size Scope of the Report Global Isoflavones Market Industry size, 2020-2027Market trends, drivers, restraints, and opportunitiesPorter's Five forces analysisTypes of Isoflavones, 2020-2027Isoflavones applications and end-user verticals market size, 2020-2027Isoflavones Market size across countries, 2020-20275 leading companies in the industry - overview, key strategies, financials, and productsLatest market news and developments Key Topics Covered: 1. Table of Contents2. Isoflavones Market Latest Trends, Drivers and Challenges, 2020 -20272.1 Isoflavones Market Overview2.2 Post COVID Strategies of Leading Isoflavones Companies2.3 Isoflavones Market Insights, 2021-20272.3.1 Leading Isoflavones types, 2021-20272.3.2 Leading Isoflavones End-User industries, 2021-20272.3.3 Fast-Growing countries for Isoflavones sales, 2021-20272.4 Isoflavones Market Drivers and Restraints2.4.1 Isoflavones Demand Drivers to 20272.4.2 Isoflavones Challenges to 20272.5 Isoflavones Market-Five Forces Analysis2.5.1 Isoflavones Industry Attractiveness Index, 20202.5.2 Threat of New Entrants2.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers2.5.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers2.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry2.5.6 Threat of Substitutes3. Global Isoflavones Market Value, Market Share, and Forecast to 20273.1 Global Isoflavones Market Overview, 20203.2 Global Isoflavones Market Revenue and Forecast, 2021-2027 (US$ Million)3.3 Global Isoflavones Market Size and Share Outlook by Type, 2021-20273.4 Global Isoflavones Market Size and Share Outlook by End-User, 2021-20273.5 Global Isoflavones Market Size and Share Outlook by Region, 2021-20274. Asia Pacific Isoflavones Market Value, Market Share and Forecast to 20274.1 Asia Pacific Isoflavones Market Overview, 20204.2 Asia Pacific Isoflavones Market Revenue and Forecast, 2021-2027 (US$ Million)4.3 Asia Pacific Isoflavones Market Size and Share Outlook by Type, 2021-20274.4 Asia Pacific Isoflavones Market Size and Share Outlook by End-User, 2021-20274.5 Asia Pacific Isoflavones Market Size and Share Outlook by Country, 2021-20274.6 Key Companies in Asia Pacific Isoflavones Market5. Europe Isoflavones Market Value, Market Share, and Forecast to 20275.1 Europe Isoflavones Market Overview, 20205.2 Europe Isoflavones Market Revenue and Forecast, 2021-2027 (US$ Million)5.3 Europe Isoflavones Market Size and Share Outlook by Type, 2021-20275.4 Europe Isoflavones Market Size and Share Outlook by End-User, 2021-20275.5 Europe Isoflavones Market Size and Share Outlook by Country, 2021-20275.6 Key Companies in Europe Isoflavones Market6. North America Isoflavones Market Value, Market Share and Forecast to 20276.1 North America Isoflavones Market Overview, 20206.2 North America Isoflavones Market Revenue and Forecast, 2021-2027 (US$ Million)6.3 North America Isoflavones Market Size and Share Outlook by Type, 2021-20276.4 North America Isoflavones Market Size and Share Outlook by End-User, 2021-20276.5 North America Isoflavones Market Size and Share Outlook by Country, 2021-20276.6 Key Companies in North America Isoflavones Market7. South and Central America Isoflavones Market Value, Market Share and Forecast to 20277.1 South and Central America Isoflavones Market Overview, 20207.2 South and Central America Isoflavones Market Revenue and Forecast, 2021-2027 (US$ Million)7.3 South and Central America Isoflavones Market Size and Share Outlook by Type, 2021-20277.4 South and Central America Isoflavones Market Size and Share Outlook by End-User, 2021-20277.5 South and Central America Isoflavones Market Size and Share Outlook by Country, 2021-20277.6 Key Companies in South and Central America Isoflavones Market8. Middle East Africa Isoflavones Market Value, Market Share and Forecast to 20278.1 Middle East Africa Isoflavones Market Overview, 20208.2 Middle East and Africa Isoflavones Market Revenue and Forecast, 2021-2027 (US$ Million)8.3 Middle East Africa Isoflavones Market Size and Share Outlook by Type, 2021-20278.4 Middle East Africa Isoflavones Market Size and Share Outlook by End-User, 2021-20278.5 Middle East Africa Isoflavones Market Size and Share Outlook by Country, 2021-20278.6 Key Companies in Middle East Africa Isoflavones Market9. Isoflavones Market Structure9.1 Key Players 9.2 Isoflavones Companies - Key Strategies and Financial Analysis9.2.1 Snapshot9.2.2 Business Description9.2.3 Products and Services9.2.4 Financial Analysis10. 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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress are jamming their agenda forward with a sense of urgency, an unapologetically partisan approach based on the calculation that it’s better to advance the giant COVID-19 rescue package and other priorities than waste time courting Republicans who may never compromise. The coronavirus pandemic is driving the crush of legislative action, but so are the still-raw emotions from the U.S. Capitol siege and the hard lessons of the last time Democrats had the sweep of party control of Washington. Republicans are mounting blockades of Biden’s agenda just as they did during the devastating 2009 financial crisis with Barack Obama. Democrats, in turn, are showing little patience for the GOP objections and entertaining few overtures toward compromise, claiming the majority of the country supports their agenda. With fragile majorities in the House and the Senate, and a liberal base of voters demanding action, Democrats are operating as if they are on borrowed time. For many lawmakers, it's personal. Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., led the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to House passage Wednesday on the 30th anniversary of the Rodney King beating by police in Los Angeles that she thought at the time would spur policing reforms. Instead, more Black Americans and others have died in police violence, even after Floyd's death at the hands of law enforcement last summer. “It’s examples like that that lead to the urgency,” Bass said Wednesday. The start of the first congressional session of the Biden administration was supposed to be a new era of bipartisan deal-making. The Senate evenly split, 50-50, and the House resting on a slim majority for Democrats set prime conditions for Biden to swoop in and forge across-the-aisle compromises. But the rush through Biden's first 100 days is shaping up as an urgent era of hardball politics, with Democrats prepared to go it alone, even if that means that changes to the Senate filibuster rules are needed to work around Republican roadblocks to legislation that many Americans support. “We said we’re going to do X, Y and Z, but we didn’t say we were going to be magicians,” said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md. “We can’t magically make the Republicans be for what the people are for.” Days before Biden entered office, White House chief of staff Ron Klain highlighted the urgency with which the incoming administration would seek to act. “We face four overlapping and compounding crises: the COVID-19 crisis, the resulting economic crisis, the climate crisis, and a racial equity crisis,” he wrote in a memo. “All of these crises demand urgent action.” From his first hours in office, Biden sought to take deliberate steps to deliver relief but also to raise awareness about those and other priorities on the theory that moving urgently would increase public support and raise pressure on Republican lawmakers who might stand in the way. And within the White House there's another kind of urgency: Biden has staffed his administration with veterans of government service who are not looking to stick around that long. Some aides are open about their commitments to help Biden for just a year before returning to private-sector jobs. Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is coursing ahead on party line votes under budget rules that will allow Senate passage by a simple 51-vote threshold, denying Republicans the ability to block the bill with a filibuster that would take 60 votes to overcome. House leaders have reworked this month’s schedule for legislation to include voting rights, gun background checks and immigration in the queue — many of them do-overs of bills blocked last session by President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans. They still face a long haul to becoming law without GOP support in the Senate. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer often hark back to the lessons of 2009, when Obama took office during the financial crisis and Democrats cut back the recovery package to win a few Republican votes only to face an onslaught of attacks against the bill. Many of the same Democrats in leadership today are unwilling to risk a repeat, especially as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and other economists now say that paring back the 2009 rescue package stunted the recovery. “One of the biggest lessons that Republicans learned in the '09 and '10 era is they could basically obstruct everything and not suffer at the ballot box,” said Tre Easton, a senior adviser at the liberal Battle Born Collective. The strategy is on display again. House Republicans used procedural objections to stall the COVID-19 package until well past midnight late last week after a marathon rules session spilled voting into early Saturday. Senate Republicans are now threatening similar delays. “We’ll be fighting this in every way that we can,” Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said about the COVID-19 package. McConnell wants Senate Republicans to vote in lockstep against the virus aid, calling it a bloated liberal wish list, following the lead of House Republicans who gave it zero support. That leaves Democrats negotiating with themselves on the COVID-19 package, with Biden warning they won’t like every aspect as he courts centrists. Progressives are being forced to abandon, for now, a provision to lift the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. On Wednesday, Democrats decided to more narrowly target $1,400 direct payments to households. Yet Democrats are holding together, so far, because there’s also the urgency that was not readily apparent until Biden was sworn into office. Perhaps nothing has stiffened the Democratic resolve like the deadly Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol, which carved new fault lines between those who confirmed the presidential election results and those willing to side with the mob seeking to overturn Trump’s defeat to Biden. Democratic lawmakers who arrive at the fenced-in Capitol under the watchful protection of armed National Guard troops appear to have “zero” patience, as one aide put it, for engaging with Republicans — some of whom still question the election results. A new threat of violence sent lawmakers to wrap up work for the week late Wednesday. Republicans are protesting the partisan start, even though they relied on a similar budget mechanism to try to pass Trump-era priorities. They set out to repeal “Obamacare,” an effort that shockingly failed when Sen. John McCain gave it a thumbs-down vote. Later they passed $2 trillion in tax cuts on a party-line vote. The third-ranking Republican, Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming, said Biden should go back to his campaign and inauguration themes of bipartisanship “and try to live up to it.” But a generation of House leaders who have served decades with Biden and are nearing retirement are increasingly pushing for Senate filibuster rules changes to counter Republican opposition. Rep. James E. Clyburn, D-S.C., the majority whip, said of Republican obstruction: "If that’s what they're going to do, then they're going to have to live with it, because we’re going to serve it up.” Lisa Mascaro And Zeke Miller, The Associated Press
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