Foreign relations

PepsiCo Doubles Down on Climate Goal and Pledges Net-Zero Emissions by 2040

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 10:00am

In addition, the company has pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040, one decade earlier than called for in the Paris Agreement.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, the company has pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040, one decade earlier than called for in the Paris Agreement.
  • Our ambitious climate goal will guide us on the steep but critical path forward -- there is simply no other option but immediate and aggressive action."
  • PepsiCo will lower GHG emissions impact with a continued drive to reduce virgin plastic use and increase recycled content in its packaging.
  • PepsiCo undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Xinhua Silk Road: SCO Secretariat, TCSA jointly host "National Data Brain" Summit

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 9:01am

BEIJING, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Secretariat of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and the Thousand Cities Strategic Algorithms (TCSA) jointly held a summit on "National Data Brain: Driving Societal Stability and Economic Revitalization" on Tuesday in Beijing.

Key Points: 
  • BEIJING, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Secretariat of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and the Thousand Cities Strategic Algorithms (TCSA) jointly held a summit on "National Data Brain: Driving Societal Stability and Economic Revitalization" on Tuesday in Beijing.
  • This summit provided a technological blueprint for an upgrade in macroeconomic governance, saidVladimir Norov, adding thathe hoped that the summit could accelerate the construction of National Data Brain in various countries to achieve societal stability and economic revitalization for all SCO states.
  • Adkins Zheng, chairman of TCSA, expressed his gratitude for SCO's recognition and support, and gave a detailed presentation on the construction of the National Data Brain.
  • TCSA pioneered a novel model for data transmission, storage, computation, and application across a massive range of dimensions, said Zheng, adding that serving like the CPU of the national economy, this data architecture can reduce data processing costs exponentially.

TCSA Presents Groundbreaking "National Data Brain" Concept at Special Conference Hosted by the SCO Secretariat

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 8:42am

BEIJING, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Secretariat of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and the Thousand Cities Strategic Algorithms (TCSA) jointly held a summit on "National Data Brain: Driving Societal Stability and Economic Revitalization" on Tuesday in Beijing.

Key Points: 
  • BEIJING, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Secretariat of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and the Thousand Cities Strategic Algorithms (TCSA) jointly held a summit on "National Data Brain: Driving Societal Stability and Economic Revitalization" on Tuesday in Beijing.
  • According toSCO secretary-general Vladimir Norov, who made opening remarks on the summit,SCO states are making joint efforts to build an effective financial mechanism for data-driven economic development.
  • An in-depth understanding of TCSA's solution can help achieve the goal of tightened cooperation using innovative technologies.
  • Adkins Zheng, chairman of TCSA, expressed his gratitude for SCO's recognition and support, and gave a detailed presentation on the construction of the National Data Brain.

Xinhua Silk Road: SCO Secretariat, TCSA jointly host "National Data Brain" Summit

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 8:33am

BEIJING, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Secretariat of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and the Thousand Cities Strategic Algorithms (TCSA) jointly held a summit on "National Data Brain: Driving Societal Stability and Economic Revitalization" on Tuesday in Beijing.

Key Points: 
  • BEIJING, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Secretariat of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and the Thousand Cities Strategic Algorithms (TCSA) jointly held a summit on "National Data Brain: Driving Societal Stability and Economic Revitalization" on Tuesday in Beijing.
  • This summit provided a technological blueprint for an upgrade in macroeconomic governance, saidVladimir Norov, adding thathe hoped that the summit could accelerate the construction of National Data Brain in various countries to achieve societal stability and economic revitalization for all SCO states.
  • Adkins Zheng, chairman of TCSA, expressed his gratitude for SCO's recognition and support, and gave a detailed presentation on the construction of the National Data Brain.
  • TCSA pioneered a novel model for data transmission, storage, computation, and application across a massive range of dimensions, said Zheng, adding that serving like the CPU of the national economy, this data architecture can reduce data processing costs exponentially.

TCSA Presents Groundbreaking "National Data Brain" Concept at Special Conference Hosted by the SCO Secretariat

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 8:28am

BEIJING, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Secretariat of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and the Thousand Cities Strategic Algorithms (TCSA) jointly held a summit on "National Data Brain: Driving Societal Stability and Economic Revitalization" on Tuesday in Beijing.

Key Points: 
  • BEIJING, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Secretariat of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and the Thousand Cities Strategic Algorithms (TCSA) jointly held a summit on "National Data Brain: Driving Societal Stability and Economic Revitalization" on Tuesday in Beijing.
  • According toSCO secretary-general Vladimir Norov, who made opening remarks on the summit,SCO states are making joint efforts to build an effective financial mechanism for data-driven economic development.
  • An in-depth understanding of TCSA's solution can help achieve the goal of tightened cooperation using innovative technologies.
  • Adkins Zheng, chairman of TCSA, expressed his gratitude for SCO's recognition and support, and gave a detailed presentation on the construction of the National Data Brain.

NeoDynamics will be granted another European patent for its pulse biopsy tools

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 7:41am

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoDynamics AB (Spotlight Stock Market: NEOD), a MedTech company dedicated to advancing diagnosis and care of breast cancer, today announces that the European Patent Office (EPO) has issued a Communication under Rule 71(3) EPC (Notice of Allowance) and intends to grant a European patent for NeoDynamics pulse biopsy tools, including a multi-purpose driver supporting several different needle options.

Key Points: 
  • STOCKHOLM, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoDynamics AB (Spotlight Stock Market: NEOD), a MedTech company dedicated to advancing diagnosis and care of breast cancer, today announces that the European Patent Office (EPO) has issued a Communication under Rule 71(3) EPC (Notice of Allowance) and intends to grant a European patent for NeoDynamics pulse biopsy tools, including a multi-purpose driver supporting several different needle options.
  • The decision will be published in the European Patent Bulletin, once the requirements concerning the translation of the claims and payment of all fees are fulfilled by NeoDynamics.
  • "This is very exciting and supports our launch of the pulse biopsy system NeoNavia, including three needle options for all ultrasound led biopsy procedures.
  • Ultrasound guided biopsy in breast and axilla is perceived as critical to ensure an early and adequate diagnosis and ultimately improve patient outcomes".

NeoDynamics will be granted another European patent for its pulse biopsy tools

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 7:40am

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoDynamics AB (Spotlight Stock Market: NEOD), a MedTech company dedicated to advancing diagnosis and care of breast cancer, today announces that the European Patent Office (EPO) has issued a Communication under Rule 71(3) EPC (Notice of Allowance) and intends to grant a European patent for NeoDynamics pulse biopsy tools, including a multi-purpose driver supporting several different needle options.

Key Points: 
  • STOCKHOLM, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NeoDynamics AB (Spotlight Stock Market: NEOD), a MedTech company dedicated to advancing diagnosis and care of breast cancer, today announces that the European Patent Office (EPO) has issued a Communication under Rule 71(3) EPC (Notice of Allowance) and intends to grant a European patent for NeoDynamics pulse biopsy tools, including a multi-purpose driver supporting several different needle options.
  • The decision will be published in the European Patent Bulletin, once the requirements concerning the translation of the claims and payment of all fees are fulfilled by NeoDynamics.
  • "This is very exciting and supports our launch of the pulse biopsy system NeoNavia, including three needle options for all ultrasound led biopsy procedures.
  • Ultrasound guided biopsy in breast and axilla is perceived as critical to ensure an early and adequate diagnosis and ultimately improve patient outcomes".

FoA to FWS: Giraffes need ESA protections or face extinction

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

Giraffes currently have no protection under U.S. law.

Key Points: 
  • Giraffes currently have no protection under U.S. law.
  • In 2019, the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species listed giraffes on Appendix II, which regulates trade in the species but doesn't ban it.
  • The species has declined nearly 40 percent to under 100,000 in the past three decades from 150,000.
  • Although animal advocacy groups filed a petition ibn 2017 urging FWS to list giraffes as endangered it hasn't.

Iran: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), following latest Iranian activities

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 12:02am

The EU reiterates its strong commitment to and continued support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Key Points: 
  • The EU reiterates its strong commitment to and continued support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
  • Iran's action is also inconsistent with the JCPoA's clear provisions on Fordow and has potentially severe proliferation implications.
  • We express support for the ongoing diplomatic efforts in the framework of the Joint Commission, with the EU High Representative as its coordinator, to ensure full JCPoA implementation.
  • We welcome President-elect Biden's positive statements on the JCPoA, and look forward to working with the incoming US-Administration.

Global Ballast Water Management Market to Grow by $5.29 Billion During 2020-2024 | Featuring Alfa Laval AB, Evoqua Water Technologies LLC, and Headway Technology Group (Qingdao) Co. Ltd. Among Others | Technavio

Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 3:37am

Technavio estimates the global ballast water management market to grow by USD 5.29 billion, progressing at a CAGR of about 7% during the forecast period.

Key Points: 
  • Technavio estimates the global ballast water management market to grow by USD 5.29 billion, progressing at a CAGR of about 7% during the forecast period.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201230005400/en/
    Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Ballast Water Management Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)
    The market is driven by the growing marine logistics business.
  • The segment is driven by the introduction of technologically advanced UV light-based ballast water management systems by vendors.
  • Major Three Ballast Water Management Market Vendors:
    Alfa Laval AB operates its business through segments such as Energy, Food & Water, Marine, Greenhouse, and Operations & Other.