ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, is proud to introduce PROF107: Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace to the online child care training course catalog. In this era of "MeToo" and "Time’s Up", people are becoming increasingly aware of institutionalized sexual harassment. While these two movements helped bring women’s struggles in the workplace to the forefront of people’s thoughts, neither movement pioneered sexual harassment awareness.
With US$90 trillion in infrastructure investment needed globally over the next decade to achieve global growth expectations, success will not be possible without a systemic shift in the way projects are financed to build resilience to climate change, warned a group of industry leaders yesterday at an event organised by the Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI). With the need for systemic resilience to shocks and stresses made clear by the COVID-19 crisis, CCRI brought together over 200 policymakers, scientists and investors and business leaders to discuss challenges and solutions to better integrate physical climate risks in investment decision making.
The Bank of England has agreed to partner QA Media, a London-based information business, with a three-year subscription for a new service that allows banks and other financial firms to compare the effectiveness and return on investment of their software quality assurance processes.
The Global Chemical Peel Market will grow by USD 62.78 mn during 2020-2024
Covid-19 has forced gyms and fitness centers to temporarily close down, but the longer exercise facilities remain closed, the more comfortable people become in their home workout routines. As people discover the ease in which they can work out at home, the desire to return to their expensive gym memberships diminishes. Another aspect which makes a return unlikely is the investment people are putting into their home gyms, making their houses better suited for working out, while also incentivizing them to stay home and continue to use them.
AlgaEnergy S.A., a global leader in microalgae biotechnology, continued its global expansion with the appointment of Bachar Blal as Regional Business Manager of its new subsidiary in France and North Africa. Blal has 25 years of agricultural experience in the biological input business in Europe and Africa, as well as other regions.
Indonesia’s largest telecommunications and network provider, PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia (NYSE: TLK), has chosen Vonage (Nasdaq: VG), a global leader in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation, to enhance its customer communications and experience.
Carbon Clean Solutions Limited, a leader in low-cost carbon capture and separation technology, has closed a $22m Series B funding round.
ADVA (FSE: ADV) today announced that Telstra Wholesale has deployed its FSP 150 packet edge device with LTE backup to deliver the new Ethernet Access – Mobile Backup service. Unique to the Australian market, the offering improves service availability and strengthens business continuity. With Layer 2 mobile backup capabilities, ADVA’s technology automatically switches traffic to Telstra Wholesale’s 4G mobile network if fiber connectivity fails. This helps to provide peace of mind for enterprise customers that no longer have the burden of configuring costly mobile backup and recovery systems. The new service is the latest stage in a long-standing partnership between ADVA and Telstra Wholesale, which has been key to advancing the reliability and resiliency of Ethernet services for Telstra Wholesale customers throughout Australia.
Gutter guard manufacturer Gutterglove® has recently become the first company to send their gutter guards into space. Twenty years ago, when Gutterglove® embarked on a mission to invent gutter guard technology that would perform the task it was made to—protect the homes of its customers—they hadn't thought to extend their reach beyond the stratosphere. But now, as the provider of the Nation's Most Trusted Gutter Guards®, Gutterglove® has set about focusing on a new mission: offering their product as the future Most Trusted Gutter Guards in the Galaxy.
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia's sovereign wealth fund, and ChemRar Group produced the first 100,000 courses of the Russian coronavirus drug Avifavir in June, significantly exceeding initially planned production levels of 60,000 courses.
Valmet's Half Year Financial Review for January – June 2020 will be published on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at approximately 3:00 p.m. Finnish time (EET). The stock exchange release and presentation material in English and in Finnish will be available at that time on Valmet's website at www.valmet.com/investors. Valmet will arrange a news conference in English for investment analysts, investors, and media on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Finnish time (EET).
CA Global Partners Inc. (CAGP) - A global leader in asset management and capital recovery, further expands its presence in the EMEA region with the appointment of Dan Main as Director of Business Development.
(Bloomberg) -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy sought to reassure markets after the head of the central bank unexpectedly stepped down citing sustained political pressure against him and his colleagues.The shock departure comes not only as the eastern European country -- like the rest of the world -- battles the Covid-19 pandemic. The government late Wednesday also priced a $1.75 billion sale of Eurobonds and recently agreed on a $5 billion loan program with the International Monetary Fund after months of negotiations.The hryvnia plunged 1.3% on Thursday to its lowest level against the dollar since April.“Ensuring the central bank’s independence remains our priority,” Zelenskiy’s office said after Governor Yakiv Smoliy’s shock resignation.The words will be scant comfort to Smoliy, who’s complained for months about pressure -- including from Zelenskiy and his lawmakers -- to lower interest rates and aid exporters by facilitating a weaker national currency.Some members of his ruling party have even sided with billionaire Igor Kolomoisky’s efforts to overturn the central bank-led nationalization of the country’s biggest lender, Privatbank, four years ago.“For a long time, systematic political pressure was applied to the central bank,” said Smoliy, who was appointed in 2018 and is widely respected by foreign investors. “This makes it impossible for me to efficiently fulfill my duty as governor and to cooperate with other government bodies.”His exit still needs to be accepted by Zelenskiy, who must also pick a successor, and approved by parliament. Yulia Mendel, the president’s spokeswoman, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment outside of working hours. The central bank said the rest of its board would remain in place.Smoliy, who joined the bank in 2014 after Ukraine toppled its Kremlin-backed leader, is credited for helping tame inflation, keep the hryvnia stable through the pandemic and negotiate the recent IMF deal. He oversaw a reduction in benchmark borrowing costs to a post-communist low last month.‘Enormous Loss’“Smoliy did an outstanding job,” Tim Ash, a strategist at BlueBay Asset Management LLP in London, said in an emailed comment. “This is an enormous loss.”Central banks around the world have faced increasing political pressure in recent years to adopt policies that are more friendly to economic growth. Before the pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump regularly chided Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell over monetary policy. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ousted his central bank chief in 2019 for not lowering interest rates aggressively enough.In Ukraine, Smoliy isn’t the first governor to face pressure. Protesters hounded his predecessor, Valeriya Gontareva, who on one occasion saw a coffin containing a cutout of her wearing a prison inmate’s uniform delivered to the central bank’s headquarters. She also alleges Kolomoisky burned down her family home in Kyiv, which he denies.The bank accused the tycoon in November of orchestrating an intimidation campaign through public demonstrations and negative media coverage in a bid to win back control of Privatbank.“I want my resignation to be a warning against further attempts to undermine institutional grounds of central bank in Ukraine,” Smoliy said.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
The automotive technology company, Veoneer, Inc. (NYSE: VNE and SSE: VNE SDB), has finalized the split of Zenuity, its software and ADAS joint venture with Volvo Cars. As part of the split, Veoneer received IP licenses and strengthened its software and systems team with around 200 software engineers joining the Company.
U.S. customers that want to dine in at McDonald's will have to wait another 3 weeks. The prolonged shutdown is sure to bring further pain to the fast food chain. McDonald's saw its sales around the world dip by 30% in the first two months of the current quarter. A letter seen by Reuters Wednesday (July 1) showed the brand plans to keep its U.S. dining rooms shut for 21 days. That's as the health crisis has surged to new record highs daily across the country this week. Stay-at-home restrictions in many states have hit the restaurant industry particularly hard. They've limited fast food restaurants' operations and seen fewer meals sold. Now, with case numbers rising again as Americans emerge out of lockdown state governments are being forced to rethink their reopening plans. And there's no telling when restaurants will be able to return to normal capacity. Nearly 99% of McDonald's restaurants in the U.S. remain open for drive-through, delivery and take-out options.
(Bloomberg) -- For an idea of how disparate predictions are for the world’s post-coronavirus rebound, look no further than forecasts for Australia’s dollar.Bulls such as Morgan Stanley see the currency rising to 73 U.S. cents by year-end as the worst of the pandemic eases. At the other end of the spectrum, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Rabobank say it may tumble to the low 60s level due to slowing global growth amid a second wave of infections and U.S.-China tensions.The Aussie’s fortunes have waned since it rebounded from a 17-year low as a new surge in virus cases threatens to upend the global rebound narrative. Further gains for the currency are contingent on firmer commodity prices and a recovery in Chinese demand, reflecting the tenuous outlook for the world economy.The biggest factor driving the risk-sensitive Aussie will be “the performance of the global economy,” said Ben Jarman, senior economist at JPMorgan, who sees the currency dropping to 64 cents by year-end. “And particularly, its ability to vindicate the rapid recovery in risk assets.”Among the optimists, Morgan Stanley’s David Adams is confident the Aussie will enjoy “front-loaded gains” as Australia’s growth outpaces that of developed market peers. The nation’s expansionary fiscal policy also helps, as well as the Reserve Bank of Australia’s policy which is less dovish than global peers, according to a June 19 report.The currency of the iron ore and natural gas exporter was trading near 69 cents on Thursday.Central bank Governor Philip Lowe has done little to damp the enthusiasm, noting last week that it’s “really hard to argue” the Aussie was overvalued.“We see further upside through to the end of the year, with the Aussie comfortably rising above 0.72 in the most likely scenario of a ‘swoosh-shaped’ global growth recovery,” said Ranko Berich, head of market analysis at Monex Europe Ltd. in London. Still, the currency’s rise won’t be smooth, especially if any of the major economies re-impose a lockdown, he said.Trade RiskSome point out that Australia’s economic fortunes depend on China, and given Beijing’s dispute with Washington over the virus outbreak, uncertainties abound. Case in point: the Aussie slid almost 1% when there was a brief bout of confusion over the fate of the U.S.-China trade deal last Tuesday.Such swings may recur and Canberra’s request for an inquiry into the coronavirus’ origin adds to the risks, according to Rabobank strategist Jane Foley, who expects the Aussie to end the year at 62 cents.And then there’s the renewed spike in Australian infections. The state of Victoria has imposed a four-week lockdown across parts of Melbourne to try to contain the spread of the virus.For their part, asset managers have dialed back their bearish conviction. Short positions, which have been in place since October 2017, fell to the least in more than two years in the week ended June 23, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.“Going forward you’ll have periods of risk on and risk off that will impact the Aussie,” said Adam Kibble, investment specialist at Insight Investment, predicting the Aussie will end the year at 70 cents. “And in those periods of risk off, there’ll be an opportunity to increase your hedging levels and reduce your foreign-currency exposure.”(Adds Monex’s views in eighth paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
(Bloomberg) -- Sugar market concerns over weaker demand and falling premiums aren’t deterring Dubai giant Al Khaleej Sugar Co. from producing as much as much as it can.The owner of the world’s largest port-based sugar refinery expects to keep operating its plant at full capacity of 7,000 tons a day for the next three months, according to Managing Director Jamal Al Ghurair. He said demand has remained strong after drought pummeled Thailand’s crop, reducing supply.“Based on demand we will keep running to fulfill our contractual obligations, and for the time being we are occupied for the next three months,” Al Ghurair said in a phone interview. “The reduction in Thai capacity due to the drought has given us a good chance to make up for it. If they have a similar crop next season then we will continue on the same basis.”Thailand’s worst drought in 40 years and consumer stockpiling during coronavirus lockdowns helped push white sugar’s premium over the raw variety to a seven-year high in late May, making it more profitable for refiners to process. While the premium has since slumped about 34% as output increased, it’s still slightly above the five-year average.Al Khaleej’s plan to keep running at full capacity comes even as global shutdowns, slowing economic growth and falling incomes weigh on the outlook for sugar demand. Analysts and traders at Czarnikow Group, Citigroup Inc. and the U.S. government have forecast consumption to drop this season.“Consumption might be going down in some countries, but it doesn’t mean it’s a worldwide phenomenon,” Al Ghurair said. “Our export demand from the world market has remained the same.”The company saw an initial surge in demand amid virus-related panic buying from consumers. So far the pandemic has had no impact on its refinery operations, according to Al Ghurair.“We didn’t face any problem in terms of labor, delivery or supplies,” he said. “On the demand side, the panic effect lasted for one month and demand has returned back to normal after that.”White-sugar futures closed at $358.20 a ton in London on Wednesday, little changed for the year so far.Al Khaleej is also pressing ahead with plans to begin production from a beet processing plant in Egypt early next year. More than 70% of the facility has been constructed and the company is targeting processing 18,000 tons of beets a day for the local market from January or February.(Updates with sugar price in penultimate paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Alfa Laval - a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling - has won an order to supply Framo pumping systems to an FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) vessel to be built in China. The order has a value of approximately SEK 130 million. It was booked late June in the Pumping Systems unit of the Marine Division, with deliveries scheduled for 2021.
New York, July 02, 2020 -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Global Floating Power Plants Industry" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05899501/?utm_source=GNW.
ProVen VCT plc Annual Financial ReportYear ended 29 February 2020 ProVen VCT plc, managed by Beringea LLP, today announces the final results for the year ended 29.
PROVEN GROWTH AND INCOME VCT PLCANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT YEAR ENDED 29 FEBRUARY 2020ProVen Growth and Income VCT plc, managed by Beringea LLP, today announces the final results.
One Taiwanese airport has the solution - a fake itinerary where you check in, go through passport control and security and even board the aircraft. Taipei's downtown Songshan airport on Thursday began offering travellers the chance to do just that, with some 60 people eager to get going, albeit to nowhere. "I really want to leave the country, but because of the epidemic lots of flights can't fly," said Hsiao Chun-wei, 38, who brought her young son.
The Dark Sky weather app was supposed to shut down already on Android now that it's owned by Apple, but it will continue service through August 1st.