Senate Confirmation Hearings, 1/19/21
Senate Confirmation Hearings, 1/19/21
Highlights:Drilling extends mineralization to 730m strike below-surface within 970m of strike indicated through surface trenching.Deepest intersection to date of 4.83 g/t Au/1.5m down-hole at 225m below surface in hole GC20-02.First of seven in-fill definition drill holes yields up to 5.80 g/t Au over 0.7m.Four parallel gold-mineralized structures are intercepted in hole GC20-10. Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - March 4, 2021) - Stratabound Minerals Corp. (TSXV: SB) (OTC Pink: SBMIF) ("Stratabound" or the "Company") reports more ...
BRUSSELS — The European Union executive wants to force employers to be much more open about how much their staff earn to make it easier for women to challenge wage imbalances and close the gender pay gap. Even though the gender pay gap across the 27-nation bloc has been reduced to 14% for people doing exactly the same work, the European Commission wants to eliminate the disparity by imposing specific rules to make pay levels public. “For equal pay, you need transparency. Women must know whether their employers treat them fairly," said EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Since its inception in 1957, the European Union has sought to end such gender bias, but progress has been slow over the decades. When it comes to pension rights, reflecting working conditions of the past 30 to 40 years, the gender gap still stands at 30%. Wage conditions and scales in Europe have long been shrouded in secrecy, which has helped extend inequality and proved to be a big hurdle for those demanding pay justice. It is exactly that point that the Commission wants to hit. “Employers must become more transparent about their pay policies. No more double standards, no more excuses," said EU Vice-President Vera Jourova. Last year, using data from the EU’s statistical office, the European Trade Union Confederation said women would have to wait another 84 years to achieve equal pay at the current pace of change. Under the commission's proposals, employers would have to give information about initial pay levels in the vacancy announcement and ahead of the job interview, during which employers will not be allowed to ask about applicants' previous pay grades. Employees will be allowed to ask employers the average pay levels by gender for people doing the same work. And to put more pressure on big companies, the proposal forces firms with more than 250 employees to publish information about any gender pay gap. If women remain underpaid, the commission wants them to be able to get back pay and it wants the burden of proof to be on employers, not the women challenging them. The proposal now goes to the European Parliament and EU countries for further discussion before it can be approved. The announcement came ahead of International Women's Day next Monday. The EU noted that women had been disproportionally affected by the pandemic, many having to add more home tasks to their work schedule because of the closure of schools and day care centres. “The COVID-19 pandemic has not only consolidated injustices and inequalities that already existed in our societies, it is also likely to wipe out decades of achievements by women, on progresses in the labour market," said European Parliament President David Sassoli. Raf Casert, The Associated Press
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Dublin, March 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Oil & Gas Upstream Activities Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Major companies in the oil and gas upstream activities market include Saudi Aramco; Rosneft; Kuwait Petroleum Corporation; ADNOC and Iraq Ministry of Oil.The global oil & gas upstream activities market is expected to grow from $2635.45 billion in 2020 to $3335.52 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.6%. The growth is mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The market is expected to reach $4243.14 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 6%.The oil and gas upstream activities market consists of sales of crude oil and natural gas by entities (organizations, sole traders or partnerships) that undertake the pre-refining activities of crude oil and natural gas production. The oil and gas upstream activities market is segmented into crude oil; natural gas; oil and gas wells drilling services and oil and gas supporting activities.Asia Pacific was the largest region in the global oil & gas upstream activities market, accounting for 35% of the market in 2020. North America was the second largest region accounting for 20% of the global oil & gas upstream activities market. Africa was the smallest region in the global oil & gas upstream activities market.Oil and Gas Wells Drilling Service providers are using seismic technology to map and interpret potential hydrocarbon reserves. 4d seismic technology is used to track the change in the physical properties of the reservoir rocks which are caused due to changes in reservoir pressure, temperature and fluid saturation. It tracks these changes by repeating 3D seismic surveys over time-to-time to create a time-lapse or 4D seismic image. These technology works as a tool to minimize drilling risk and maximize the return on investment. For Instance, some of the major companies using this technology include Statoil, NTNU, and Chevron.Oil and gas well drilling companies are adopting 3D visualization systems to reduce project cycle times and increase drilling accuracy.3D visualization system generates a 3D model of a wellbore and real-time drilling data to monitor and optimize drilling process. This system facilitates automatic diagnosis of drilling problems and improves and streamlines collaboration by allowing geoscientists and drilling engineers to virtually locate, see, and test drilling sites, resulting in significant cost savings of up to20% and reduction in non-productive drilling time by 20%. These systems are integrated with asset teams by means of software, thus facilitating precise and accurate placement of drill sites. For Instance, some of the major companies offering 3D visualization technology companies include eDrilling, Hexagon, Mechdyne and Landmark.Oil and gas extraction companies around the world are investing heavily in digital oilfield technology to enhance oil and gas production. Digital oil fields integrate advanced software, hardware, and data analysis techniques to collect real-time data from the oilfield. They consist of visualization, product surveillance, integrated decision making, and remote communication systems. Digital technologies in oil fields include high-performance drill bits, advanced electrical submersible pumps, and 3D seismic imaging and reservoir modelling. Oilfields digitization facilitates efficient utilization of human resources and thus optimizes the profitability of oil production. This technology is changing the competitive landscape with a fact that an increase in production efficiency by ten percentage points can yield an impact of $220 million to $260 million on the bottom-line. According to IHS CERA, digital oilfield implementation leads to increase in oil production by 2 to 8% and reduction in operating expense by 5 to 25%. For Instance, some of the major companies investing in digital oilfields include Noble Corp, Statoil and Apache Corp. Key Topics Covered: 1. Executive Summary2. Report Structure3. Oil & Gas Upstream Activities Market Characteristics3.1. Market Definition3.2. Key Segmentations4. Oil & Gas Upstream Activities Market Product Analysis4.1. Leading Products/ Services4.2. Key Features and Differentiators4.3. Development Products5. Oil & Gas Upstream Activities Market Supply Chain5.1. Supply Chain5.2. Distribution5.3. End Customers6. Oil & Gas Upstream Activities Market Customer Information6.1. Customer Preferences6.2. End Use Market Size and Growth7. Oil & Gas Upstream Activities Market Trends And Strategies8. Impact Of COVID-19 On Oil & Gas Upstream Activities9. Oil & Gas Upstream Activities Market Size And Growth9.1. Market Size9.2. Historic Market Growth, Value ($ Billion)9.2.1. Drivers Of The Market9.2.2. Restraints On The Market9.3. Forecast Market Growth, Value ($ Billion)9.3.1. Drivers Of The Market9.3.2. Restraints On The Market10. Oil & Gas Upstream Activities Market Regional Analysis10.1. Global Oil & Gas Upstream Activities Market, 2020, By Region, Value ($ Billion)10.2. Global Oil & Gas Upstream Activities Market, 2015-2020, 2020-2025F, 2030F, Historic And Forecast, By Region10.3. Global Oil & Gas Upstream Activities Market, Growth And Market Share Comparison, By Region11. Oil & Gas Upstream Activities Market Segmentation11.1. Global Oil & Gas Upstream Activities Market, Segmentation By Type, Historic and Forecast, 2015-2020, 2020-2025F, 2030F, $ Billion Crude OilNatural GasOil And Gas Wells Drilling ServicesOil And Gas Supporting Activities 12. Oil & Gas Upstream Activities Market Segments12.1. Global Crude Oil Market, Segmentation By Type, 2015-2020, 2020-2025F, 2030F, Value ($ Billion) -12.2. Global Natural Gas Market, Segmentation By Type, 2015-2020, 2020-2025F, 2030F, Value ($ Billion) -12.3. Global Oil And Gas Wells Drilling Services Market, Segmentation By Type, 2015-2020, 2020-2025F, 2030F, Value ($ Billion) - Onshore Drilling Services; Offshore Drilling Services12.4. Global Oil And Gas Supporting Activities Market, Segmentation By Type, 2015-2020, 2020-2025F, 2030F, Value ($ Billion) - Well Maintenance; Exploration; Well Developing13. Oil & Gas Upstream Activities Market Metrics13.1. Oil & Gas Upstream Activities Market Size, Percentage Of GDP, 2015-2025, Global13.2. Per Capita Average Oil & Gas Upstream Activities Market Expenditure, 2015-2025, Global Companies Mentioned Saudi AramcoRosneftKuwait Petroleum CorporationADNOCIraq Ministry of Oil For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/kb4jo6 CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager firstname.lastname@example.org For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
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The innovative and scalable gene therapy manufacturing facility will support Biogen’s plan to advance its gene therapy portfolioThe new facility is expected to employ approximately 90 people and to be operational by 2023 CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biogen Inc. (Nasdaq: BIIB) today announced its plans to build a new gene therapy manufacturing facility at its Research Triangle Park (RTP) manufacturing campuses in North Carolina to support its growing gene therapy pipeline across multiple therapeutic areas. As pioneers in neuroscience, Biogen is pursuing multiple modalities with the aim of bringing life-saving medicines to those who suffer from serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. With this new facility, Biogen is investing in robust and scalable gene therapy manufacturing with the goal of ensuring reliable supply to patients worldwide. Gene therapy is an emerging therapeutic modality that may be suitable for a growing list of genetically validated targets in neuroscience. “We plan to build differentiated, sustainable and advanced manufacturing capabilities to support our gene therapy programs and collaborations,” said Nicole Murphy, Senior Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Technical Operations. “This additional investment underscores our commitment to RTP and our mission to deliver a reliable supply of high-quality medicines to the patients we serve. We are poised with a diverse workforce that is passionate about making a difference in the lives of patients and we look forward to welcoming new colleagues from the community to join us in that mission.” Through the new facility, Biogen aims to continue its investment in North Carolina and expand its existing operations and combined workforce of approximately 1,900 employees at both campuses in RTP. Biogen anticipates that the new facility will create approximately 90 new jobs, with an estimated total investment of approximately $200 million. Biogen selected RTP for this new facility given the region’s diverse pool of talent and the company’s 26-year track record of attracting highly qualified and passionate employees in North Carolina. Biogen’s priority is to continue to foster and enable a diverse and inclusive workforce – representing age, gender, sexual identity, race, ethnicity, Veterans, and people with disabilities – that reflects the communities where we operate and the patients who we serve. The site will be 175,000 square feet and designed in compliance with the most advanced sustainability standards regarding energy use, waste management and water consumption. About BiogenAt Biogen, our mission is clear: we are pioneers in neuroscience. Biogen discovers, develops and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases as well as related therapeutic adjacencies. One of the world’s first global biotechnology companies, Biogen was founded in 1978 by Charles Weissmann, Heinz Schaller, Kenneth Murray and Nobel Prize winners Walter Gilbert and Phillip Sharp. Today Biogen has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis, has introduced the first approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, commercializes biosimilars of advanced biologics and is focused on advancing research programs in multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, neuromuscular disorders, movement disorders, ophthalmology, neuropsychiatry, immunology, acute neurology and neuropathic pain. We routinely post information that may be important to investors on our website at www.biogen.com. Follow us on social media – Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube. Biogen Safe HarborThis news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, relating to our plans to build a new gene therapy manufacturing facility and the timing thereof; our expectations regarding our multi-year investment in a new gene therapy manufacturing facility; the anticipated benefits and potential of a new gene therapy manufacturing facility; potential of, and expectations for, our pipeline programs; our strategy and plans; our capital allocation and investment strategy; and risks and uncertainties associated with drug development and commercialization. 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These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in such statements, including, without limitation, risks that the construction of a new gene therapy manufacturing facility will be completed in a timely manner or at all; uncertainty as to whether the anticipated benefits of a new gene therapy manufacturing facility can be achieved; the possibility that conditions to the completion of the gene therapy manufacturing facility will not be satisfied; risks of unexpected hurdles, costs or delays; failure to obtain regulatory approvals; risks relating to investment in our manufacturing capacity; problems with our manufacturing processes; and the direct and indirect impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on our business, results of operations and financial condition. The foregoing sets forth many, but not all, of the factors that could cause actual results to differ from our expectations in any forward-looking statement. Investors should consider this cautionary statement as well as the risk factors identified in our most recent annual or quarterly report and in other reports we have filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These statements are based on our current beliefs and expectations and speak only as of the date of this news release. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. MEDIA CONTACT:INVESTOR CONTACT:David CaouetteMike HenckeBiogen Inc.Biogen Inc.Tel: (781) 464-3260Tel: (781) 464-2442
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ceylon Graphite Corp. (“Ceylon Graphite”, or “CYL” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: CYL) (OTC: CYLYF) (FSE: CCY) is pleased to announce the discovery of new graphite veins on its H1 site and provide an operational update as the Company continues to achieve significant milestones as business activities have returned to planned levels in 2021 post COVID-19 disruptions. Highlights Include: Discovery of new graphite veins from the recently commenced drilling at the Company’s H1 site (the Company’s third site in addition to the K1 and M1 mines). Both drills have passed 60 meters depth in the first days of drilling. Samples have been sent to the GSMB for testing.The Industrial Mining License Category A for the K1 mine has been renewed by the Geological Society and Mines Bureau of the Government of Sri Lanka. Production at the K1 site has restarted.The primary mine shaft at K1 has been extended by 60 feet to the level of the main veins to enable easier excavation of the graphite and expedite ramp up of production.The company has purchased a new hydraulic underground core drilling rig to accelerate production ramp up.Additional updates can be found on the Company website: www.ceylongraphite.com “We are very excited with this new graphite vein discovery at our H1 site on our first holes, which continues to demonstrate the abundance of vein graphite on our properties and the effectiveness of our exploration methodologies,” stated Bharat Parashar, Chairman and CEO. “With our recent exploration success and continued ramping up of operations, Ceylon is rapidly advancing towards its goal of becoming a leading producer of high-grade, environmentally friendly, natural graphite and a vertically integrated advanced material and technology company.” Upcoming Virtual ConferencesCeylon Graphite will be presenting at the following virtual investor conference in the next month and welcomes anyone interested to reach out for meeting requests and/or presentation details. Mines and Money Online Global ConferenceMarch 23-25, 2021https://minesandmoney.com/online/march/ Qualified Person Donald K.D. Baxter, P. Eng. is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the geological and technical information provided in this news release. Ceylon Graphite would also like to announce that further to its press release of January 4, 2021, it has received TSX Venture approval for the amendment of its convertible debentures that were issued on May 23, 2018 (the “Debentures”) and for the issuance of an aggregate of 1,970,624 common shares for the settlement of an aggregate of $325,153 in accrued interest on the Debentures. The Debentures have been amended as follows: (i)maturity date has been amended from May 23, 2021 to November 23, 2021.(ii)the Company now has the option to redeem the Debentures at any time, on ten (10) days’ notice, without penalty; and(iii)interest rate has been increased from 6% to 8%. In consideration for amending the Debenture, the expiry date of the original warrants has been amended from May 23, 2021 to November 23, 2021 and an additional 1,000,000 warrants will be issued to the holders of the Debentures. These additional warrants will permit the holder thereof to acquire one (1) common share at an exercise price of $0.22 per share for a period of one (1) year from date of issuance. About Ceylon Graphite Corp. Ceylon Graphite is a public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, that is in the business of mining for graphite, and developing and commercializing innovative graphene and graphite applications and products. Graphite mined in Sri Lanka is known to be some of the purest in the world and has been confirmed to be suitable to be easily upgradable for a range of applications including the high-growth electric vehicle and battery storage markets as well as construction, healthcare and paints and coatings sectors. The Government of Sri Lanka has granted the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary Sarcon Development (Pvt) Ltd. an IML Category A license for its K1 site and exploration rights in a land package of over 120km². These exploration grids (each one square kilometer in area) cover areas of historic graphite production from the early twentieth century and represent a majority of the known graphite occurrences in Sri Lanka. Further information regarding the Company is available at www.ceylongraphite.com Bharat Parashar, Chairman and & Chief Executive Officerinfo@ceylongraphite.comCorporate Communications+1(202)352-6022 Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains forward-looking information as such term is defined in applicable securities laws, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect management's current expectations and assumptions. The forward-looking information includes statements about Ceylon Graphite’s grids, Ceylon Graphite’s plans to undertake additional drilling and to develop a mine plan, and to commence establishing mining operations. Such forward-looking statements reflect management's current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to Ceylon Graphite, including the assumption that, there will be no material adverse change in metal prices, all necessary consents, licenses, permits and approvals will be obtained, including various Local Government Licenses and the market. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected. Risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking information include, among other things, an inability to reach a final acquisition agreement, inaccurate results from the drilling exercises, a failure to obtain or delays in obtaining the required regulatory licenses, permits, approvals and consents, an inability to access financing as needed, a general economic downturn, a volatile stock price, labour strikes, political unrest, changes in the mining regulatory regime governing Ceylon Graphite, a failure to comply with environmental regulations and a weakening of market and industry reliance on high quality graphite. Ceylon Graphite cautions the reader that the above list of risk factors is not exhaustive. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and, except as required under applicable securities legislation, Ceylon Graphite does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and by those made in our filings with SEDAR in Canada (available at www.sedar.com)
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