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Dutch law mandating mask use against coronavirus goes into effect
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Eva PlevierAMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A law mandating the use of face masks to slow the spread of coronavirus went into effect in the Netherlands on Tuesday, completing a gradual turnabout in policy. A requirement that masks be worn in public buildings, including schools, supermarkets and restaurants, will be imposed for an initial three months. The World Health Organization began recommending their use in public places when maintaining social distance is impossible from June. However, on Sept. 30 the government changed tack and decided to “strongly advise” the use of masks in crowded public places. The measure required parliament to adopt a special law to overcome constitutional guarantees on personal freedoms.
Persons: Eva Plevier AMSTERDAM, coronavirus, Jaap van Dissel Organizations: REUTERS, National Institute for Health, World Health Organization Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dutch make masks mandatory as new coronavirus cases taper
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
A requirement that masks be worn in public buildings, including schools, supermarkets and restaurants, will be imposed for an initial three months. The World Health Organization began recommending their use in public places when maintaining social distance was impossible from June. However, on Sept. 30 the government changed tack and decided to “strongly advise” the use of masks in crowded public places, as most health authorities now recommend. Despite the government’s advice, the RIVM website says that any benefit from wearing cloth masks will “probably be modest”. Making the measure mandatory required parliament to adopt a special law to overcome constitutional guarantees on personal freedoms.
Persons: Eva Plevier, coronavirus, Jaap van Dissel Organizations: REUTERS, AMSTERDAM, National Institute for Health, World Health Organization Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hundreds of Papuans held rallies across at least eight cities in Indonesia on Tuesday to renew calls for independence, as a separatist group declared it had established a provisional government in exile. The demonstrations marked the anniversary of West Papua declaring independence from Dutch rule in 1961, which was followed by a contentious U.N.-sanctioned referendum in 1969 that brought Papua under Indonesian control. Among more than 100 students who marched in the capital Jakarta, Papuan Roland Levy said the date remained significant decades on. The protests coincided with a declaration from the United Liberation Movement for West Papua that a provisional “government-in-waiting” had been formed, led by exiled independence figure, Benny Wenda. Britain-based Wenda said the group would push for independence and no longer “bow down to Jakarta’s illegal martial rule”.
Persons: Papuans, Roland Levy, , , Benny Wenda, Wenda, Teuku, Wenda’s Organizations: Reuters, United Liberation Movement, West, United Nations Locations: JAKARTA, Indonesia, West Papua, Papua, Indonesian, Jakarta, West, Britain, Netherlands, East Indies
REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File PhotoAMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell will face a Dutch court on Tuesday in the first hearing of a case brought on by environmentalist and human rights groups who demand the energy firm cuts its reliance on fossil fuels. The plaintiffs say that Shell is threatening human rights by knowingly undermining international climate goals, as it keeps investing billions in the exploitation of fossil fuels. “We are confident that the judge’s final verdict will force Shell to adhere to international climate goals and stop causing dangerous climate change”, Friends of the Earth Netherlands director Donald Pols said on the eve of the hearing. But the action groups demand at least a 45% reduction by 2030, relative to the pollution caused in 2019, as a step towards carbon-neutral production two decades later. The district court of The Hague, home of Shell’s Dutch headquarters, has planned four days of hearings in the case in December.
Persons: Benoit Tessier, Shell, Donald Pols Organizations: Shell, REUTERS, AMSTERDAM, Royal, Royal Dutch Shell, Greenpeace, Dutch Locations: Paris, France, Royal Dutch, Netherlands, The Hague
Don't slam on the fiscal brakes too soon, warns OECD
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( Julia Horowitz | Cnn Business | ) edition.cnn.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
That's according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which released its latest forecasts on Tuesday. "For the first time since the pandemic began, there is now hope for a brighter future," OECD chief economist Laurence Boone said in the report. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, who is due to testify before the Senate Tuesday, appears similarly hesitant to endorse the arrival of Covid-19 vaccines as a cure-all for the economy. "Massive monetary and fiscal responses have protected households and businesses," the OECD said in its report. Up nextFed Chair Jerome Powell and outgoing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testify before the Senate Banking Committee starting at 10 a.m.
Persons: Laurence Boone, Boone, That's, Jerome Powell, Per Powell, aren't, Joe Biden's, , Russell, Brent, Henry Allen, Jim Reid, DoorDash, Paul R, Monica, Uber, Steven Mnuchin Organizations: CNN Business, Bell, CNN, Organization for Economic Cooperation, Development, OECD, Dow Jones, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche, UBS, Securities and Exchange Commission, Banking Locations: London, China, Europe, United States, Paris, Covid, Georgia, Netherlands, Russia
Swiss investigating SBM Offshore subsidiaries over past corruption
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Swiss authorities said on Monday they had launched a criminal investigation into three subsidiaries of Netherlands-based SBM Offshore for allegedly failing to prevent past corruption of foreign government officials. SBM has paid hundreds of millions of dollars (euros) over the past decade to settle bribery cases in the Netherlands, Brazil and the United States. No individuals were named by either SBM or the Swiss officials, but SBM’s chairman from 2005 to 2015 was a Swiss national. Authorities, SBM said in a statement. SBM Offshore spokesman Aarne Luten “it is too early to comment” on a possible provision for a potential fine by Swiss authorities.
Persons: SBM, ” SBM, Erik Lagendijk, Aarne Luten Organizations: Swiss, General’s, Reuters, U.S . Authorities, SBM Offshore Locations: AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Brazil, United States, Swiss, Equatorial Guinea, Angola, U.S, Switzerland, Amsterdam
Credit Suisse commercial property fund to liquidate amid big discount
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank Credit Suisse is seen at its headquarters at the Paradeplatz square in Zurich, Switzerland October 1, 2019. “The fund management company has decided to liquidate the Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund Global, partly because of the trading discount that has arisen on the stock market,” it said. The properties held by the real estate fund are to be transferred to the Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund International , in the first half of 2021, and the liquidation proceeds will be paid out to the investors, according to the bank. The fund has seen a 13% drop in performance in the past year, according to Swiss Fund Data. Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund Global’s biggest assets were office buildings in Japan, Germany, Britain and the Netherlands, according to the fund’s web page.
Organizations: Swiss, Credit Suisse, REUTERS, Wiegmann, Credit Suisse Group, Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund, SIX Swiss Exchange, The Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund, Swiss Fund, Credit Suisse Real Estate Fund Global’s Locations: Zurich, Switzerland, Wiegmann ZURICH, LONDON, Swiss, America, Asia, Pacific, Europe, Japan, Germany, Britain, Netherlands
LONDON/MADRID (Reuters) - Want a cheap used car to nip around town without running the gauntlet of coronavirus on public transport? The surge in interest in used cars is neither good news for struggling mass transit networks nor the environment as dirty old cars appear to be more in demand than new electric vehicles. Besides the potential setback to ambitious European targets for cutting carbon emissions, there are other, longer-term ramifications from keeping very old cars on the road longer. And the shift to cars is already hitting public transport. “That includes giving people the confidence to get back on public transport safely.”
Persons: Ameen Sultani, Nick Carey, , Robert Perez, Perez, carmakers, ” Sultani, lockdowns, , Bjoern Huetter, Cristian Lopez, ” Lopez, Furloughed, Clio, Edgar Berger, Fernando Rodriguez, Sadiq Khan, Sam Chetan, Welsh, ” Chetan Organizations: Pandemic Motors, Nawaie Motoring, REUTERS, Nick Carey Across, Toledo, Reuters, IHS, , IHS Markit, Vocento SA, AutoScout24, London, Greenpeace Locations: MADRID, Hayes, Britain, Nick Carey Across Europe, Madrid, Argentina, OcasionPlus, Spanish, Europe, London, United States, China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vicalvaro, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands
SBM Offshore Faces Swiss Probe Over Legacy Bribery Allegations
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Dylan Tokar | ) www.wsj.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Oil-services firm SBM Offshore NV is facing an investigation by the Swiss government into bribery allegations that the company said it has already paid hundreds of millions of dollars to resolve in three other countries. Amsterdam-based SBM Offshore said Monday that three of its subsidiaries had received notice of a probe by Swiss prosecutors who are investigating whether the subsidiaries failed to implement measures to prevent corrupt payments between 2005 and 2012. PREVIEWThe Swiss probe underscores the risks posed to companies by the proliferation of antibribery laws such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The latest SBM Offshore probe is related to allegations that it has resolved in the U.S., Brazil and the Netherlands, according to the company. Swiss prosecutors didn’t identify the former executive in the statement.
Persons: SBM Offshore, Erik Lagendijk, SBM, ” Mr, Lagendijk, , , didn’t, Dylan Tokar Organizations: SBM, Offshore, Swiss, U.S . Foreign, U.S . Justice Department, Department of Justice, General’s, SBM Offshore Locations: Swiss, Amsterdam, Switzerland, U.S, Brazil, Netherlands
**Embargoed until 12.01 am (Dublin/Lisbon/London time, GMT) November 30th 2020**LONDON — Six Portuguese children and young adults cleared a major legal hurdle on Monday in a climate litigation case they brought against 33 European countries, claiming government climate inaction jeopardized their futures. The European Court of Human Rights on Monday said it would greenlight their climate lawsuit against countries including Germany, France, the U.K. and Greece. André's big sister, Sofia Oliveira, 15, is a fellow applicant in the European lawsuit and cited teen climate activist Greta Thunberg along with British television naturalist David Attenborough as her major inspirations. "The climate movement as a grassroots movement reinforces the climate litigation," he told NBC News ahead of the decision. Johanna Geron / ReutersThe European court's decision to proceed comes weeks ahead of a European Union decision on its 2030 emissions target.
Persons: Sergio Azenha, André Oliveira, André, Sofia Oliveira, Greta Thunberg, David Attenborough, Sofia, Gerry Liston, Donald Trump, Armando Franca, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Johanna Geron, Liston Organizations: of Human, Firefighters, NBC, Global, United Nations, European, Thomson Reuters Foundation Locations: Dublin, Lisbon, London, Germany, France, Greece, Roqueiro, Oleiros, Portugal, Portugal's, Strasbourg, GLAN, crowdfunding, Portugal's Leiria, United States, West, Paris, Netherlands, U.S, Brussels
Dutch bank ABN Amro to scrap almost 3,000 jobs by 2024
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
Dutch bank ABN Amro said on Monday it would cut almost 3,000 jobs in the coming years, as it focuses on profitable activities in the Netherlands and northwest Europe. ABN, one of the three dominant lenders in the Netherlands, said it would cut 15% of its current staff of about 19,000 by 2024, as it looks to bring down costs by 700 million euros ($838.11 million) to 4.7 billion euros per year. In an update before its annual investors day, the bank also said it would aim for a core capital adequacy ratio of at least 13%, and consider share buybacks if the so-called CET 1-ratio under Basel IV rules topped 15%. The measures are needed to deliver a return on equity of 8% by 2024, the largely state-owned bank said.
Organizations: ABN Amro, ABN, Basel IV Locations: Netherlands, Europe
The Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farm is located in waters off the coast of Zeeland, the Netherlands. A major offshore wind farm in the Netherlands is now fully operational, with its owners, Danish energy firm Orsted, claiming it provides enough green electricity to power one million households. In an announcement Friday, Orsted described the facility as the second-largest operating offshore wind farm in the world. While Europe is now home to a mature offshore wind sector, the one in the U.S. is still relatively new. The country's first offshore wind farm – the 30 MW, five-turbine Block Island Wind Farm, which is also operated by Orsted – only started commercial operations at the end of 2016.
Persons: Orsted, Orsted – Organizations: Siemens Gamesa, Orsted, Union, Energy, European Commission, Dogger Bank Wind, EU, Renewables, Dogger Bank, BP, New York Locations: Zeeland, Netherlands, Orsted ., Britain, Europe, U.S, East Coast, New, New York State, Massachusetts
Marina Raphael, 22, is a handbag designer and a sixth-generation member of the Swarovski crystal dynasty. From the Marina Raphael Fall/Winter 2020 Look book. From the Marina Raphael Fall/Winter 2020 Look book. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands with a Marina Raphael bag. Marina Raphael Fall/Winter 2020 LookbookBut Raphael said people remain skeptical of her leadership and taste due to her young age.
Persons: Marina Raphael, Raphael, didn't, she's, Marina Raphael Fall, Lookbook Raphael, Elizabeth Manice, Lauren Santo Domingo, Danielle Bernstein, Queen Máxima, Máxima, Patrick van Katwijk, let's, Evangelie Smyrniotaki, WWD Organizations: Business, Central Saint Martins, International Baccalaureate, Catherine British School, Kings College London, Marina, New, Moda Locations: Parsons, New York, Central, London, Athens, Greece, Florence, Italy, Netherlands
South Dakota nurse pleads with governor: Wear a mask
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
SEE NEW POSTSSouth Dakota nurse pleads with governor: Wear a mask A South Dakota nurse pleaded with Gov. Kristi Noem to “lead by example” and wear a mask even as she refuses to mandate them statewide. South Dakota currently has a Covid-19 infection rate of 41.36 percent, which is the second-highest rate in the country, according to the Johns Hopkins University. Ohhh he’s a Believer now.. #COVIDisNotAGame pic.twitter.com/fPEifkJCge — ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) November 29, 2020 Austin is "a believer now," Ice-T tweeted with an image of Austin wearing an oxygen mask. I will continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing."
Persons: Kristi Noem, ” Ashley Kingdon, Reese, , Kingdon, Donald Trump, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, ” Ghebreyesu, Covid, Tracy Marrow, Coco, Nicole Austin, Steve Austin, , , COVID, Ohhh, Austin, Leslie, Patricia McWaters, Romeo, Juliet, Joanna Sisk, ” Patricia McWaters, Leslie McWaters, Grassley, Sen, Chuck Grassley Organizations: Independent Health Solutions, Johns Hopkins University, Noem, World Health Organization, WHO, ICE, NBC, Allegiance, United States Navy Reserve, Minnesota, NBC News, Daily, Capitol Locations: Dakota, South Dakota, Covid, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Michigan, Jackson , Michigan, Jackson, Oregon, Salem, Minnesota, Daily U.S, Iowa, Congress
SEE NEW POSTSGlobal Covid-19 cases decline after European lockdowns The number of new global coronavirus cases fell last week for the first time since September, according to the World Health Organization. “This is welcome news, but it must be interpreted with extreme caution,” Ghebreyesu told reporters Monday in a news briefing. Ice-T said her father, Steve Austin, had pneumonia in both lungs and had been "close to death." Click here to read the full story Share this -Minnesota counted a record 9,005 Covid-19 cases Sunday Minnesota broke the 9,000 cases in a day mark Sunday, logging 9,005 Covid-19 cases in a single day according to NBC News' tally. I hope my colleagues reach the same conclusion and a bipartisan bill can pass very soon.” Share this -
Persons: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, ” Ghebreyesu, , Covid, Tracy Marrow, Coco, Nicole Austin, Steve Austin, , , COVID, Ohhh, Austin, Leslie, Patricia McWaters, Romeo, Juliet, Joanna Sisk, ” Patricia McWaters, Leslie McWaters, Grassley, Sen, Chuck Grassley Organizations: World Health Organization, WHO, ICE, NBC, Allegiance, United States Navy Reserve, Minnesota, NBC News, Daily, Capitol Locations: Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Michigan, Covid, Jackson , Michigan, Jackson, Oregon, Salem, Minnesota, Daily U.S, Iowa, Congress
Global Covid-19 cases decline after European lockdowns
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Nbc News | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
SEE NEW POSTSGlobal Covid-19 cases decline after European lockdowns The number of new global coronavirus cases fell last week for the first time since September, according to the World Health Organization. Share this -Michigan couple married for 47 years die from Covid-19 on the same day Just two days before Thanksgiving, a Michigan couple married for 47 years died from Covid-19. Leslie and Patricia McWaters both died from Covid-19 on Nov. 24 after being hospitalized with the virus, according to an obituary. Click here to read the full story Share this -Minnesota counted a record 9,005 Covid-19 cases Sunday Minnesota broke the 9,000 cases in a day mark Sunday, logging 9,005 Covid-19 cases in a single day according to NBC News' tally. Share this -Grassley back at Capitol after Covid-19 quarantine Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, returned to the Capitol on Monday following his quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19, his office said.
Persons: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, ” Ghebreyesu, , Covid, Tracy Marrow, Coco, Nicole Austin, Steve Austin, , , COVID, Ohhh, Austin, Leslie, Patricia McWaters, Romeo, Juliet, Joanna Sisk, ” Patricia McWaters, Leslie McWaters, Grassley, Sen, Chuck Grassley, Biden, Joe Biden, Dr, Michael Osterholm, Organizations: World Health Organization, WHO, ICE, NBC, Allegiance, United States Navy Reserve, Minnesota, NBC News, Daily, Capitol, America, Center, Infectious Disease, University of Minnesota, MSNBC, Moderna Locations: Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Michigan, Covid, Jackson , Michigan, Jackson, Oregon, Salem, Minnesota, Daily U.S, Iowa, Congress, Massachusetts
SEE NEW POSTSOhio governor urges people to stay home as 'hospitals fill up with COVID patients' Gov. Mike DeWine urged residents of Ohio to work from home if they can "as we see our hospitals fill up with COVID patients." The announcement came the same day as Ohio posted 6,631 new cases and 30 deaths due to coronavirus. Share this -South Dakota nurse pleads with governor: Wear a mask South Dakota nurse urges governor to ‘lead by example’ and wear a mask Nov. 30, 2020 05:49 A South Dakota nurse pleaded with Gov. South Dakota currently has a Covid-19 infection rate of 41.36 percent, which is the second-highest rate in the country, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
Persons: Mike DeWine, DeWine, Isai Morocho, MMSD, He'll, Christy Vogt, Dane County, , Kristi Noem, ” Ashley Kingdon, Reese, , Kingdon, Donald Trump, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, ” Ghebreyesu, Covid, Tracy Marrow, Coco, Nicole Austin, Steve Austin, , COVID, Ohhh, Austin, Leslie, Patricia McWaters, Romeo, Juliet, Joanna Sisk, ” Patricia McWaters, Leslie McWaters Organizations: East High School, Madison Metropolitan School District, Public Health Madison, Independent Health Solutions, Johns Hopkins University, Noem, World Health Organization, WHO, ICE, NBC, Allegiance, United States Navy Reserve Locations: Ohio, Wisconsin, Covid, Dane County, Dane, South Dakota, Dakota, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Michigan, Jackson , Michigan, Jackson
Share this -South Dakota nurse pleads with governor: Wear a mask South Dakota nurse urges governor to ‘lead by example’ and wear a mask Nov. 30, 2020 05:49 A South Dakota nurse pleaded with Gov. Kristi Noem to “lead by example” and wear a mask even as she refuses to mandate them statewide. South Dakota currently has a Covid-19 infection rate of 41.36 percent, which is the second-highest rate in the country, according to the Johns Hopkins University. Ohhh he’s a Believer now.. #COVIDisNotAGame pic.twitter.com/fPEifkJCge — ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) November 29, 2020 Austin is "a believer now," Ice-T tweeted with an image of Austin wearing an oxygen mask. Leslie and Patricia McWaters both died from Covid-19 on Nov. 24 after being hospitalized with the virus, according to an obituary.
Persons: Isai Morocho, MMSD, He'll, Christy Vogt, Dane County, , Kristi Noem, ” Ashley Kingdon, Reese, , Kingdon, Donald Trump, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, ” Ghebreyesu, Covid, Tracy Marrow, Coco, Nicole Austin, Steve Austin, , COVID, Ohhh, Austin, Leslie, Patricia McWaters, Romeo, Juliet, Joanna Sisk, ” Patricia McWaters, Leslie McWaters Organizations: East High School, Madison Metropolitan School District, Public Health Madison, Independent Health Solutions, Johns Hopkins University, Noem, World Health Organization, WHO, ICE, NBC, Allegiance, United States Navy Reserve Locations: Wisconsin, Covid, Dane County, Dane, South Dakota, Dakota, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Michigan, Jackson , Michigan, Jackson, Oregon, Salem
SEE NEW POSTSHigh school junior is first Wisconsin teenager to die from Covid-19, officials say A Wisconsin teenager died from complications of Covid-19, officials said Monday, in another tragic first for the pandemic-ravaged state. Isai Morocho was an 11th-grader at East High School and his death marks a "tremendous loss" for the Madison Metropolitan School District, a schools spokesman said. Share this -South Dakota nurse pleads with governor: Wear a mask South Dakota nurse urges governor to ‘lead by example’ and wear a mask Nov. 30, 2020 05:49 A South Dakota nurse pleaded with Gov. South Dakota currently has a Covid-19 infection rate of 41.36 percent, which is the second-highest rate in the country, according to the Johns Hopkins University. Click here to read the full story Share this -Minnesota counted a record 9,005 Covid-19 cases Sunday Minnesota broke the 9,000 cases in a day mark Sunday, logging 9,005 Covid-19 cases in a single day according to NBC News' tally.
Persons: Isai Morocho, MMSD, He'll, Christy Vogt, Dane County, , Kristi Noem, ” Ashley Kingdon, Reese, , Kingdon, Donald Trump, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, ” Ghebreyesu, Covid, Tracy Marrow, Coco, Nicole Austin, Steve Austin, , COVID, Ohhh, Austin, Leslie, Patricia McWaters, Romeo, Juliet, Joanna Sisk, ” Patricia McWaters, Leslie McWaters Organizations: East High School, Madison Metropolitan School District, Public Health Madison, Independent Health Solutions, Johns Hopkins University, Noem, World Health Organization, WHO, ICE, NBC, Allegiance, United States Navy Reserve, Minnesota, NBC News, Daily Locations: Wisconsin, Covid, Dane County, Dane, South Dakota, Dakota, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Michigan, Jackson , Michigan, Jackson, Oregon, Salem, Minnesota, Daily U.S
DoorDash and Airbnb lead a parade of unicorn IPOs
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Paul R. La Monica | Cnn Business | ) edition.cnn.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
JFrog, Nonetheless, IPOs (and tech IPOs in partciular) are back in a big way. Uber and rivalwent public with much fanfare in 2019, but their stocks flopped shortly after their IPOs. Gellert said that DoorDash, which has posted strong revenue growth, looks to be more attractive than Airbnb, but both companies are still losing money. And DoorDash and Airbnb are not the only unicorns expected to test the public markets before the end of the year. 2021 shaping up to be big year for IPOs, SPACs and direct listingsOnline shopping app Wish has filed for an IPO.
Persons: DoorDash, JFrog, Frank Lopez, Paul Hastings, It's, Lyft, Adam Neumann, SoftBank, James Gellert, Gellert, Uber, Bumble, Josh Kushner's Oscar, Wouter Witvoet, Witvoet, ofand DraftKings, Lopez, Expedia EXPE Lopez, Travis Kalanick, Dara Khosrowshahi, WeWork Organizations: CNN, Securities and Exchange Commission, coronavirus, Software, Uber, IPOs, Wall, Virgin Galactic, Oaktree, Companies Locations: York, Silicon, DoorDash, Netherlands, IPOs, partciular, WeWork
The demonstration and the meeting were rare events in the communist-run island where dissent is not tolerated. At the end officials agreed to review the case of the jailed rapper and to hold future talks over their complaints on freedom of expression. Authorities said the expulsion was necessary because one of the 14 members had recently arrived from Mexico and had not quarantined appropriately. The group was protesting the imprisonment of one of their members, rapper Denis Solis. Only one of the 14 members of the original group was present at the protest Friday night.
Persons: , Michel Matos, , , Tania Bruguera, Jorge Perugurría, Denis Solis, Luis Manuel Alcántara, Maykel Castillo Pérez, Matos, Alcántara, Castillo, ” Michel, Iliana, Hernández, Omara Uquiola, Orlando Matos, Roberto Leon, Carmen Sesin Organizations: Ministry of Culture, San Isidro Movement, Authorities, Cuban, Amnesty, Human Rights Watch, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: HAVANA, Cuba, Havana, Mexico, United States, Cuban, Madrid, Mexico City, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Miami
Belarus opposition asks European prosecutors to probe torture accusations
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
VILNIUS (Reuters) - Supporters of exiled Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said on Friday they would lobby state prosecutors in several European countries to investigate accusations of torture by Belarusian authorities. Western countries have accused Belarusian security forces of using excessive force in their crackdown on the protesters and have imposed sanctions targeting specific officials. Tsikhanouskaya’s supporters now want European prosecutors to issue international arrest warrants for officials named in their petitions. Dobrovolski said similar requests would be sent to prosecutors in Poland, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, where other alleged victims of Belarusian police beatings now reside. Belarus denies torturing prisoners and says its police show restraint in dealing with protesters it has said are in league with hostile foreign powers.
Persons: Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Alexander Lukashenko, Tsikhanouskaya’s, , , Maksim Kharoshyn, Nikolai Karpenkov, Alexander Dobrovolski, Tsikhanouskaya, Dobrovolski Organizations: Reuters, Lithuanian, Deputy Interior Locations: VILNIUS, Belarusian, Belarus, Europe, Vilnius, Poland, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Lithuanian
LONDON/MILAN (Reuters Breakingviews) - Corona Capital is a column updated throughout the day by Breakingviews columnists around the world with short, sharp pandemic-related insights. LATEST- Scottish independence- EU budget standoff- Amazon’s Christmas bonusSCOTCH RISKY. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants her country to be able to vote in a second independence referendum sometime next year. Poland and Hungary, which vetoed the EU budget and a coronavirus recovery fund earlier in November, issued a joint statement on Thursday insisting that rule-of-law conditions cannot be attached to the funds without changes to the bloc’s treaties. With Amazon under public scrutiny for its safety and tax practices, sharing a larger portion of its success seems a suitable Christmas present.
Persons: Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, George Hay, Jeff Bezos, Lisa Jucca Organizations: Reuters, Corona, Saltire, Brexit, Scottish, Scottish National Party, Union, Amazon Locations: MILAN, Edinburgh, Scotland, Scottish, United Kingdom, Poland, Hungary, Netherlands, EU, Germany
German minister urges meatpackers to work overtime to clear farm backlog
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: German Minister of Food and Agriculture Julia Kloeckner addresses a news conference in Berlin, Germany, October 21, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File PhotoIndustry estimates are that 590,000 animals, especially pigs, are waiting to be slaughtered in Germany, agriculture minister Julia Kloeckner said. “The situation has been sharpened because of corona-related restrictions on the slaughtering capacity in the entire EU,” Kloeckner told an online meeting of farming associations. The government is seeking to boost slaughtering capacity. An increase in the backlog of animals has been stopped as more slaughtering capacity was put into operation.
Persons: meatpackers, Agriculture Julia Kloeckner, Fabrizio Bensch, Julia Kloeckner, ” Kloeckner, Germany toughened, Kloeckner Organizations: Food, Agriculture, REUTERS Locations: HAMBURG, Berlin, Germany, slaughterhouses, China, Germany’s, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark
Orsted says largest Dutch offshore wind farm ready to deliver
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.85   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Phil NobleAMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Danish energy firm Orsted said on Friday it had finished building the largest offshore wind farm of the Netherlands, the first in a range that should boost the country’s share of sustainable energy in the coming decade. The 752 megawatt (MW) wind farm is currently the second largest in the world, Orsted said, and will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of around a million Dutch households. The ‘Borssele’ wind farm consists of 94 turbines spread over 112 square kilometres (43.2 square miles) in the North Sea, some 23 kilometres (14 miles) off the Dutch coast. Orsted won the right to build the wind farm in an auction in 2016, at what was a record low subsidy on the electricity delivered at the time. It aims to grant permits for another 6100 MW of wind power through four tenders in the next five years.
Persons: Matthew Wright, Phil Noble AMSTERDAM, Orsted Organizations: REUTERS, Energy Locations: Blackpool, Britain, Netherlands, North
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