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  • N.Korea blames Seoul's 'improper control' for death of fisheries official

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    North Korea on Friday placed blame for its killing last month of a South Korean fisheries official on Seoul's "improper control of the citizen".

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 18:49:32 -0400
  • AP PHOTOS: Teachers improvise to make hybrid learning work

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    With state guidelines for social distancing making it impossible for all students to attend classes in person at the same time, educators prepared for a hybrid model of instruction. Educators now deliver their lessons to half empty classrooms as well as computer screens filled with faces of children logged in from home. As they move from desk to desk helping students with their lessons, they also remind those at home to unmute their computers so they can be heard responding to questions.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 17:20:03 -0400
  • As virus surges, Trump rallies keep packing in thousands

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    There are no crowds at Disneyland, still shut down by the coronavirus. Thousands of President Donald Trump's supporters regularly cram together at campaign rallies around the country — masks optional and social distancing frowned upon. Trump rallies are among the nation's biggest events being held in defiance of crowd restrictions designed to stop the virus from spreading.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 16:52:28 -0400
  • US to use Iranian fuel sale proceeds to aid terror victims

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    The Trump administration plans to use proceeds from the sale of fuel confiscated from Iranian tankers to benefit victims of terrorism, officials announced Thursday. The U.S. government in August seized 1.1 million barrels of fuel from four Iranian tankers that were en route to Venezuela. The fuel has since been sold, and officials say the proceeds will go to a special fund for victims of state-sponsored terrorism.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 15:28:23 -0400
  • US election roundup: Biden and Trump descend on key battleground of Florida

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    * Biden tells drive-in event: ‘If Florida goes blue, it’s over’ * President addresses mostly maskless crowd in Tampa stadiumDonald Trump and Joe Biden converged on Florida on Thursday in the final stages of the battle for the swing state, which the president must win to have a realistic chance of holding on to power.“You hold the key,” Biden told a rally in Broward county. “If Florida goes blue, it’s over. It’s over!”The rivals duelled over interpretations of new data, which showed the US economy recovering fast in the third quarter, but still suffering from the impact of the Covid pandemic. And despite Trump’s efforts to push the issue aside, the candidates’ widely different approaches to the pandemic came into focus once more.The Trump campaign broadcast new Spanish-language advertisements showing the president wearing a mask – a tacit admission that his frequent derision of mask-wearing was damaging his standing among at least some of his supporters.But the president’s rally held outside a Tampa football stadium followed the pattern of his campaign, packing thousands of mostly maskless fans together in sweltering heat. Trump used a favourite talking point suggesting that because he recovered from the virus, the coronavirus was not to be feared.“You know the bottom line though? You’re going to get better. You’re going to get better,” Trump told the crowd. “If I can get better, anybody can get better, and I got better fast.”Trump was treated at Walter Reed, one of the country’s best medical facilities with the help of experimental drugs not yet available to most patients. About 228,000 Americans have so far died, and 9 million have been infected.As the president was speaking, health authorities in North Carolina released a statement saying two people had tested positive after attending a Trump rally in Gaston county on 21 October and advising other attendees to monitor their symptoms and get tested if necessary. At the Gaston rally, Trump had mocked coronavirus precautions.The president’s disregard for masks has alienated many elderly voters, who are critical in Florida, where polls show the race to be more or less tied – and whose 29 votes in the electoral college have proved decisive in the past.Most electoral analysts argue that it would be virtually impossible for Trump to hold on to the presidency without winning the state.If Trump wins Florida, it would increase pressure on Biden to win the big battleground states to the north: Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. The Democratic challenger began the day in Broward county, part of the coastal urban sprawl north of Miami, before crossing the state to Tampa, where he was due to arrive in the evening, a few hours after Trump had departed for North Carolina, one of the traditionally Republican strongholds he is trying to defend against a Democratic surge.As part of the continuing deliberate contrast with the president’s campaign style, the Biden Broward county event was a socially distanced drive-in at a college campus, where supporters were cautioned not to stray more than an arm’s-length from their cars. The evening rally scheduled in Tampa was also a drive-in.At the rally, Biden sought to address the state’s Latino communities whose support he has struggled to attract, arguing the Trump administration was “the worst possible standard bearers for democracy” in Cuba and other countries with autocratic leaders.“President Trump can’t advance democracy and human rights for the Cuban people, for the Venezuelan people, when he has embraced so many autocrats around the world,” Biden said.In a new advertisement launched on Thursday, Biden pledged to set up a special taskforce on his first day in office which would be devoted to finding the families of 545 children forcibly separated from their families on the southern US border under Trump immigration policies.Data released on Thursday showed GDP had bounced back dramatically in the third quarter of 2020, 33% on an annualized rate in the third quarter after dropping 31% in the second quarter, but the economy was still nearly 4% down compared with the end of 2019.On Twitter, Trump proclaimed the recovery to be the “Biggest and Best in the History of our Country”. Biden countered that the country was still “in a deep hole” and warned that the recovery was “slowing if not stalling” while benefiting the wealthiest Americans.Handling of the economy is one of the few issues where Trump holds a lead in public opinion, but it is slipping. On Thursday, the Economist magazine endorsed Biden, saying the president “has desecrated the values that make America a beacon to the world”.The Republican party, with its candidate running consistently about 10 percentage points behind nationwide and trailing in most battlegrounds, has focused its efforts in crucial swing states on limiting both voter turnout and the duration of vote counting.On Thursday, those suppression efforts had a mixed day in the courts. The Texas supreme court upheld Governor Greg Abbott’s edict limiting drop box locations for mail-in ballots to one per county. Democrats had argued that the measure was designed to make it harder for voters in big cities. Harris county, which covers most of Houston and has a population the size of New Zealand, had its number of drop boxes reduced from 12 to one.However, the US supreme court rejected a Republican attempt to stop deadline extensions for accepting absentee ballots in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, of three and up to nine days respectively. Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s new appointee to the court, did not take part in either decision. A court spokesperson said that was because she had not had time to review the case.The president reacted furiously, claiming on Twitter: “A 3 day extension for Pennsylvania is a disaster for our Nation, and for Pennsylvania itself. The Democrats are trying to steal this Election.”Democrats have argued the extensions are essential because of the surge in postal ballots and the cost-cutting measures taken by the Trump-appointed head of the national postal service, which have led to slower delivery times.Biden is due to campaign in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota on Friday and then hold a joint rally with Barack Obama in Michigan on Saturday, the first time they will have campaigned side-by-side this year. Trump will also be campaigning in the north on Friday, in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.The former British Brexit politician, Nigel Farage, has been campaigning at the president’s side, appearing in Arizona on Wednesday, where he called Trump “the single most resilient and brave person I have ever met in my life”. The US president returned the favour by describing Farage, who failed in seven attempts to win election to the House of Commons, as “one of the most powerful men in Europe”.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 15:23:38 -0400
  • Israel lights candles for Rabin 25 years after assassination

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    Israelis lit thousands of candles on Thursday to mark the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was shot dead by a Jewish extremist as he pursued peace with the Palestinians. The Yitzhak Rabin Center planned to light 25,000 candles in the central Tel Aviv square where he was assassinated on Nov. 4, 1995, after addressing a peace rally, and which is now named for him. Israel holds memorial ceremonies to mark the anniversary according to the Jewish calendar.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 15:14:52 -0400
  • Turkish Bank Case Showed Erdogan's Influence With Trump

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    WASHINGTON -- ​Geoffrey Berman was outraged.The top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, Berman had traveled to Washington in June 2019 to discuss a particularly delicate case with Attorney General William Barr and some of his top aides: a criminal investigation into Halkbank, a state-owned Turkish bank suspected of violating U.S. sanctions law by funneling billions of dollars of gold and cash to Iran.For months, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey had been pressing President Donald Trump to quash the investigation, which threatened not only the bank but potentially members of Erdogan's family and political party. When Berman sat down with Barr, he was stunned to be presented with a settlement proposal that would give Erdogan a critical concession.Barr pressed Berman to allow the bank to avoid an indictment by paying a fine and acknowledging some wrongdoing. In addition, the Justice Department would agree to end investigations and criminal cases involving Turkish and bank officials who were allied with Erdogan and suspected of participating in the sanctions-busting scheme.Berman didn't buy it.The bank had the right to try to negotiate a settlement. But his prosecutors were still investigating key individuals, including some with ties to Erdogan, and believed the scheme had helped finance Iran's nuclear weapons program."This is completely wrong," Berman later told lawyers in the Justice Department, according to people who were briefed on the proposal and his response. "You don't grant immunity to individuals unless you are getting something from them -- and we wouldn't be here."It was not the first time Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, had fended off attempts by top Justice Department political appointees to disrupt the Halkbank investigation.Six months earlier, Matthew Whitaker, the acting attorney general who ran the department from November 2018 until Barr arrived in February 2019, rejected a request from Berman for permission to file criminal charges against the bank, two lawyers involved in the investigation said. Whitaker blocked the move shortly after Erdogan repeatedly pressed Trump in a series of conversations in November and December 2018 to resolve the Halkbank matter.The president's apparent eagerness to please Erdogan has drawn scrutiny for years. So has the scale and intensity of the lobbying effort by Turkey on issues like its demand for the extradition of one of Erdogan's political rivals, a Turkish religious leader living in self-imposed exile in the United States. Erdogan had a big political stake in the outcome because the case had become a major embarrassment for him in Turkey.At the White House, Trump's handling of the matter became troubling even to some senior officials at the time.The president was discussing an active criminal case with the authoritarian leader of a nation in which Trump does business; he reported receiving at least $2.6 million in net income from operations in Turkey from 2015 through 2018, according to tax records obtained by The New York Times.And Trump's sympathetic response to Erdogan was especially jarring because it involved accusations that the bank had undercut Trump's policy of economically isolating Iran, a centerpiece of his Middle East plan.Former White House officials said they came to fear that the president was open to swaying the criminal justice system to advance a transactional and ill-defined agenda of his own."He would interfere in the regular government process to do something for a foreign leader," John Bolton, Trump's former national security adviser, said in a recent interview. "In anticipation of what? In anticipation of another favor from that person down the road."In the case of Halkbank, it was only after an intense foreign policy clash between Trump and Erdogan over Syria last fall that the United States would proceed to lodge charges against the bank, though not against any additional individuals. Yet the administration's bitterness over Berman's unwillingness to go along with Barr's proposal would linger and ultimately contribute to Berman's dismissal.This account is based on interviews with more than two dozen current and former Turkish and U.S. government officials, lobbyists and lawyers with direct knowledge of the interactions. Representatives for the Turkish government, Halkbank, and the White House declined to comment.Turkey had mounted an elaborate influence campaign in Washington to deal with Halkbank. It predated Trump's election but came to encompass a broad cast of players, including Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor; Michael Flynn, Trump's first national security adviser; and Brian Ballard, a lobbyist and fundraiser for the president.After senior Turkish government officials lobbied Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trump, Mnuchin pressed the Justice Department not to impose too large a fine on Halkbank because Turkey could not afford it, two federal officials said. Mnuchin's office declined to comment on Halkbank but added that the Treasury and Justice Departments "routinely consult and coordinate" on sanctions cases and fines.Bolton and others said they could not fully explain why Trump seemed so determined to please Erdogan."This was a relationship that was really important for the United States to handle," said Fiona Hill, who oversaw policy on Turkey and Europe for the National Security Council under Trump. "And at every turn, the president kept leaping in, and he wasn't following the strategic threads of the relationship."The Halkbank CampaignTurkey's lobbying campaign had started before Trump took office.During a one-day visit to the country in August 2016 by Vice President Joe Biden, the Turkish president pulled Biden aside under a tree for a private conversation, according to an aide to the vice president on the trip.The investigation of Halkbank, Erdogan claimed, was a "big conspiracy" instigated by his rival Fethullah Gulen, a charismatic Muslim cleric. Gulen left Turkey in the late 1990s and moved to Pennsylvania where, in Erdogan's telling, he plotted an unsuccessful coup attempt just a month earlier, according to a summary of the conversation provided to the Times by the Biden aide.Erdogan asked Biden to remove Preet Bharara, then the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. That office was in the early stages of an investigation into Halkbank and had already indicted a Turkish Iranian gold trader, Reza Zarrab, for helping to orchestrate the sanctions evasion scheme.Erdogan also wanted the Obama administration to remove the judge overseeing Zarrab's case in Manhattan, the Biden aide said. And he wanted Zarrab released and allowed to return to Turkey.According to the Biden aide's account, Erdogan said that if the United States really meant what it said about repairing relations, the case needed to go away.Speaking to reporters before he left Turkey, Biden made clear that there were limits to what the United States could or should do to address Erdogan's requests, including any effort to extradite Gulen."If the president were to take this into his own hands, what would happen would be, he would be impeached for violating the separation of powers," Biden said, with Erdogan at his side.The Turkish president did not give up. He again raised Halkbank with Biden during a visit to New York for the United Nations General Assembly and then twice in calls with President Barack Obama in the weeks before he left office in January 2017, aides to Obama and Biden said.In an interview, Bharara said he never heard questions about the Halkbank investigation from anyone at the Obama White House or the attorney general's office.Trump's election brought an immediate shift in Turkey's outreach effort.The Trump family had helped build Trump Towers Istanbul, a successful residential and retail complex that attracted Erdogan to its ribbon-cutting in 2012."I've gotten to know Turkey very well," Trump said in 2015. "They're amazing people. They're incredible people. They have a strong leader."In Turkey, there was confidence that Erdogan's agenda would now win attention and support at the highest levels of the U.S. administration."Top leadership in Turkey felt that Trump would be a tough-minded businessman but a businessman they could work with," Robert Amsterdam, a lobbyist for Turkey, recalled.Indictments and Testimony About ErdoganOnce Trump took office, there were early hints that Erdogan's message was getting through to the White House.The National Security Council asked the Education Department about a network of charter schools, partly funded with federal money, that were said to be linked to Gulen, the Erdogan rival who was living in Pennsylvania. The agency was then asked if the money could be blocked, one official involved in the conversations said. But Education Department officials resisted, saying they did not have the legal authority to stop the funding.The White House encountered a similar lack of enthusiasm at the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, which received requests to investigate Gulen and look for ways to perhaps force him out of the United States, officials involved in the efforts said. The FBI declined to comment.In the meantime, the effort by Turkey to resolve the Halkbank case intensified.Records show that the bank and the Turkish government paid Ballard's lobbying firm $4.6 million over two years for work on Halkbank and other matters, including meetings and phone calls with the vice president's office, the State Department, members of Congress and Jay Sekulow, one of Trump's personal lawyers.Ballard's team argued that the Halkbank case was a foreign policy matter and that the need to maintain close relations with Turkey, a NATO member, had to be taken into account.But the investigation by the federal prosecutors in Manhattan ground ahead. By early 2018, it had led to the indictments of nine defendants, including Turkey's former economy minister and three Halkbank officials, on charges such as bank fraud and money laundering related to the sanctions evasion scheme.One defendant, Mehmet Hakan Atilla, the bank's deputy general manager for international banking, was tried and, in January 2018, convicted.Zarrab, the gold trader, had pleaded guilty and testified about how the scheme had relied on false documents and front companies and how he had paid millions of dollars in bribes to the economy minister and Halkbank's general manager.He also testified that the operation had Erdogan's knowledge and approval as well as that of Erdogan's son-in-law, Berat Albayrak, who now serves as Turkey's finance minister.When Berman was appointed U.S. attorney in January 2018, prosecutors were turning their focus to the bank itself and the possibility of charging others involved in the scheme.Halkbank's lawyers held repeated talks in 2018 with Berman's office over whether a "global settlement" could be reached. But the two sides were far apart, according to people briefed on the meetings.The prosecutors said they were prepared to allow the bank to avoid indictment if it agreed to pay a heavy fine, reform its operations and make a series of admissions about its conduct, the people who were briefed said.But the bank's lawyers argued that Halkbank and its executives had done nothing wrong, that they had been deceived by Zarrab and that his testimony was untrue. They said the bank would not make the required admissions.There were indications by then that Turkey's arguments were being heard in Washington.At the Treasury Department, Mnuchin considered the violations Halkbank had been accused of to be serious -- and he believed the U.S. government was right to demand that the bank admit wrongdoing, according to one White House official involved in the negotiations.But Mnuchin raised concerns about how large a fine might be imposed on Halkbank. French banking giant Societe Generale agreed that same year to pay U.S. authorities more than $2 billion to resolve charges that it had violated U.S. sanctions against Cuba and bribed officials in Libya, among other accusations.A fine on that scale would threaten the future of Halkbank, lobbyists and lawyers for the bank argued, as did top Turkish officials in conversations with members of the Trump administration. One direct appeal to Mnuchin came from Albayrak, Erdogan's son-in-law.In 2018, Mnuchin reached out about the scale of a potential fine to Jeff Sessions, the attorney general at the time. Justice Department officials then asked Southern District prosecutors whether the size of the fine they were demanding was negotiable, one lawyer involved in the effort said. The response was affirmative: The amount was less important than securing an admission of wrongdoing."We need an admission of liability" was the message the Manhattan prosecutors sent back to Washington, according to two lawyers involved in the matter.'Well, It Looks Convincing to Me'On the second day of a trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, in late 2018 for the annual Group of 20 gathering of world leaders, Trump met with Erdogan for talks intended to be focused on issues like continued tensions over Islamic State group operations in Syria.But the conversation quickly went off course.Erdogan made clear that he was frustrated with the continued pestering by Southern District prosecutors concerning Halkbank, and he wanted Trump to intervene to help wrap up the investigation, Bolton said in the interview.Erdogan handed Trump a copy of a memo written by Halkbank's lawyers explaining why Turkey believed the Justice Department had misconstrued U.S. sanctions law. It argued that Halkbank's trading with Iran was not illegal because it was largely based on trades of gold and food that were not in dollars and did not involve U.S. banks.Trump flipped through the memo quickly, Bolton said."Well, it looks convincing to me," Trump said, according to Bolton, who also recounted the meeting in his recent book.By Bolton's account, Trump also told Erdogan that he wanted to replace the prosecutors in Berman's office in Manhattan, whom Trump considered to be holdovers from the Obama era.Two weeks later, in mid-December 2018, Trump and Erdogan spoke by phone. The president began by assuring Erdogan that the government and Halkbank were close to a resolution, and Erdogan expressed his appreciation, according to Bolton.In Turkey around this time, Erdogan told reporters that Trump, in an earlier conversation about Halkbank, had assured him that Trump "would instruct the relevant ministers immediately" to take care of the matter.Bolton said in the interview that his concern, as he listened to these conversations, was that Turkey and Halkbank now "had a direct channel in the Oval Office -- they weren't going to negotiate in good faith" with the prosecutors. "Why should they?"Trump asked Bolton to speak with Whitaker, the acting attorney general at the time, about the case -- a move Bolton said he did not make, although he added that he did not know if someone else from the White House did.On Dec. 14, the day of the telephone call between Erdogan and Trump, the Justice Department notified the Southern District that Mnuchin, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the attorney general's office would become more involved in the Halkbank case, one Justice Department official said.The prosecutors in Manhattan had just drafted a memo for Whitaker and Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, detailing why the Justice Department should give them the authority to file criminal charges against the bank, two lawyers said.Rosenstein was convinced that the evidence was compelling, perhaps even more so than in other sanctions evasion cases in which the United States had charged banks, lawyers familiar with the investigation said. The memo from the prosecutors also noted that the actions Halkbank was accused of taking were helping to support Iran's economy, which was antithetical to Trump's foreign policy goal of tightening economic pressure on the country.Rosenstein urged Berman to come to Washington to present the Southern District's argument to Whitaker. The goal was not to file charges immediately against the bank. Instead, the plan was to give the Southern District more leverage to squeeze Halkbank to accept a deferred prosecution agreement that included an admission of wrongdoing.But Whitaker, who declined requests for comment, had a long-standing disdain for the Southern District, which has been called the Sovereign District for the way it guards its independence from Washington. In a book published this year, Whitaker wrote that the Southern District always "dreamed up new ways to torment President Trump throughout my tenure at the Department of Justice."Berman arrived at the Justice Department headquarters and reported to Rosenstein's office. But shortly before the meeting was to begin, Rosenstein was summoned to Whitaker's office without Berman.Whitaker told Rosenstein that he did not want the case to move forward and that he wanted the matter shut down, according to lawyers involved in the investigation. Whitaker cited concern that charges against the bank might result in a threat to U.S. forces in Syria, a suggestion that others in the department said they found hard to understand.Justice Department officials decided to ignore Whitaker's edict, concluding that they most likely would outlast Whitaker in the department, since he was serving on an acting basis. They did not see appeasing Erdogan as sufficient justification for closing the investigation.'This Is Not How We Do Things at the Southern District'Barr was confirmed as the new attorney general in mid-February 2019, a few months after Whitaker had pushed to end the case. The prosecutors in Manhattan were encouraged that they might now get the charging authority they wanted.But Erdogan and his top advisers continued to lobby Trump and members of his Cabinet, including Mnuchin and now Barr.One of the appeals came from Mehmet Ali Yalcindag, a Trump family friend who had been closely involved in developing the Trump towers in Turkey and who now leads a Turkey-U.S. business trade group. On a trip to Washington that April, he pressed administration officials about the bank.Discussions between Halkbank and the Southern District continued, according to lawyers involved in the case. But the bank maintained its refusal to admit to wrongdoing and insisted on a deal that would end investigations and drop existing charges.At times, the prosecutors were left with the impression that bank officials felt they had all the leverage because of the relationship between Trump and Erdogan.In mid-June 2019, when Berman met with Barr in Washington, the attorney general pushed Berman to agree to allow the Justice Department to drop charges against the defendants and terminate investigations of other suspected conspirators, according to a former department lawyer familiar with the session.Among the defendants with charges pending were Halkbank's former general manager, Suleyman Aslan, and Turkey's former economy minister, Mehmet Zafer Caglayan.The suggestion that the Justice Department would offer Turkish officials protection from criminal charges, even without their agreement to assist in the investigation, was unacceptable and unethical, Berman argued, according to lawyers close to the investigation. Justice Department policy specifically says that criminal conduct by individuals is not resolved when a company admits wrongdoing."This is not how we do things at the Southern District," Berman told Barr, adding that he would not agree to such a move and that his office would not be part of it.Barr sought to persuade Berman that the so-called global settlement would enforce U.S. sanctions law and avert a rift with an ally in a volatile part of the world.Aykan Erdemir, a former member of Turkey's Parliament and a critic of Erdogan, who was not part of the negotiations, said such a proposal by Barr would be a gift to Erdogan and critical to his political standing in Turkey by eliminating potential criminal charges against members of his inner circle."That is the biggest prize that Erdogan could ever receive," Erdemir said. "Erdogan was not trying to save the bank. He was trying to save his ministers and save himself."The negotiations had reached an impasse. Barr had the power to stop any new criminal charges. But to dismiss any existing cases, the federal prosecutors in Manhattan would need to seek judicial approval.Lawyers in the Justice Department's national security division took over the negotiations, but they also ended up frustrated, people briefed on the matter said.In his recent book, Bolton said he had warned Barr in April 2019 about Trump's penchant to "give personal favors to dictators."In the interview with the Times, Bolton said he did not know the details of Barr's intervention in the Halkbank negotiations. But he said he was disturbed by the tenor of the interaction between Trump and Erdogan related to Halkbank."It was so idiosyncratic, so personal to Trump in the pursuit of personal relationships, that it was very dangerous," Bolton said. "And it does look like obstruction of justice."Just how idiosyncratic became more apparent last October, when Erdogan sent troops into Syria. Trump, who had initially given Erdogan the green light to do so, then faced an intense bipartisan backlash, leading him within days to take a tougher line with Turkey, threatening economic reprisals."You don't want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don't want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy -- and I will," Trump wrote to the Turkish leader Oct. 9, 2019, without elaborating.On Oct. 15, the Justice Department gave the prosecutors in Manhattan approval to file charges against Halkbank, a direct slap at Erdogan.The prosecutors rushed to present evidence before a grand jury and secured a six-count indictment that same day charging Halkbank with money laundering, bank fraud and conspiracy to violate the Iran sanctions. So far, no additional individuals have been charged.When the charges against the bank were announced, Berman said in a statement that the "bank's audacious conduct was supported and protected by high-ranking Turkish government officials, some of whom received millions of dollars in bribes to promote and protect the scheme."In June, eight months after the indictment was returned, Trump fired Berman. Justice Department officials cited his handling of the Halkbank matter, including his blocking of the proposed global settlement, as a key reason for his removal.This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2020 The New York Times Company

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 15:08:01 -0400
  • At least 140 drown in deadliest shipwreck of year

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    At least 414 people have now died along the same route this year, a U.N. agency said.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 15:05:00 -0400
  • 'Tsunamis of Misinformation' Overwhelm Local Election Officials

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    The morning after last month's presidential debate, the phones inside the Philadelphia election offices that Al Schmidt helps oversee rang off the hook.One caller asked whether President Donald Trump's comments hinting at rampant voter fraud in Philadelphia were true. Another yelled about the inaccurate rumor that poll watchers were being barred from polling places. Still another demanded to know what the city was trying to hide.It was just another day at the office for Schmidt, one of Philadelphia's three city commissioners, a job that includes supervising voter registration and elections. Hundreds of people have called in every day for months, many parroting conspiracy theories about the election and lies about how partisan megadonors own the voting machines. Staff members spend hours shooting down the rumors, he said."It's not like we have tens of millions of dollars to spend on communications to battle tsunamis of misinformation that come our way," said Schmidt, 49, whose team has been working up to 17-hour days ahead of Election Day on Tuesday. "It wears on all of us."Election officials across the country are already stretched thin this year, dealing with a record number of mail-in ballots and other effects of the coronavirus pandemic. On top of that, many are battling another scourge: misinformation.Fueled by inaccurate comments from Trump and others, election lies have spread across social media. They include claims that Black Lives Matter protesters incited violence at polling places, that mail-in ballots were dumped, that ballot boxes and voting machines were compromised, and that ballots were "harvested," or collected and dropped off in bulk by unauthorized people.Election officials in places such as Philadelphia, El Paso, Texas, and Santa Rosa, California, are bearing the brunt of the fallout, according to interviews with a dozen of them in seven states. Some have had to contain misinformation-induced voter panic. Others are fighting back by posting accurate information on social media or giving newspaper and television interviews to spread their messages. Many are working longer shifts to debunk the distortions.But their efforts have largely been fruitless, they said. When one rumor is smacked down, another pops up. And the reach of the rumors online is often so vast that the officials said they could not hope to compete."They're definitely overwhelmed," said Isabella Garcia-Camargo, an organizer of the Election Integrity Partnership, a new coalition of misinformation researchers.Since Sept. 8, she said, her group has investigated 182 cases of election-related misinformation, most of which started locally. When mail was found in a ditch in Greenville, Wisconsin, for example, some conservative media outlets inaccurately claimed that Democrats were dumping absentee ballots. In Germantown, Maryland, a video of an election official darkening an oval on a ballot was erroneously used as evidence that voters' preferences were being altered, Garcia-Camargo said.Last week, the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center, an information-sharing partnership, warned election officials about a spate of suspicious emails that impersonated state officials or included links to websites that asked them to verify their password information.The emails, reported earlier by The Wall Street Journal, did not appear to be part of a coordinated campaign, said Jason Forget, a spokesman for the group. But it was a sign that local officials should "remain vigilant in identifying and reporting suspicious activity to protect the vote," he said.Top state officials who oversee elections said they were also constantly communicating with local authorities about the surge of falsehoods. In Colorado, Jena Griswold, the secretary of state, said her office had held a call with local officials and county clerks this month after the disclosure that Iran was behind threatening emails meant to influence U.S. voters.Griswold said she wanted to ensure that the officials were equipped in case they encountered similar messages and reminded them of the best practices for online security."This is just a tough year for everybody in our office," she said.The experience of Deva Marie Proto, the registrar of voters in Sonoma County, California, has been typical of local election officials. Some mornings, she rises at 5 to answer voter questions on Facebook. She then heads to the county offices in Santa Rosa to lift the morale of the 15 full-time staff members, plus a handful of temporary election workers, who are dealing with people's calls about rumors and conspiracies.One day this month, Proto's office received 1,200 calls, many related to distortions about whether certain ballot drop boxes were real or fake, said Chanel Ruiz-Bricco, a county elections manager.Sonoma County was also a specific target of misinformation last month when conservative media personality Elijah Schaffer posted photos on Twitter of local ballot envelopes that had been discarded at a recycling center. "SHOCKING," he wrote. That prompted people to claim that votes for Republicans were being tossed.In fact, the envelopes were empty and from the 2018 election, Proto said. After voters called in asking about the photos and the local newspaper approached her for comment, the county tweeted about how outdated the envelopes were. Proto said voters had thanked her for the fact check.Schaffer, whose tweet is no longer available, said he hadn't stated that the debris was from this year and had simply wanted people on Twitter to investigate."I didn't make any claims, just inquired to get to the bottom of the story," he said.But the damage had been done. Schaffer's tweet was shared more than 5,400 times across Facebook and Twitter, according to a New York Times analysis. (Twitter eventually locked accounts that shared the post until they deleted it; Facebook added a label saying the post contained false information.) In contrast, Proto's clarification was shared just 1,400 times on Facebook and Twitter.Facebook and Twitter said they had strengthened their policies before Election Day and were referring people to authoritative sources. The companies also said they were talking with state officials, political parties and academics to respond to false rumors about the election.In El Paso County this month, a viral rumor that started on Facebook falsely claimed that ballots cast by voters at the polls could be thrown out if election officials had written on them first. The El Paso County Elections Facebook page debunked the inaccuracy by posting: "Texas election code requires the election judge to initial the back of each ballot before giving it to the voter."But by then, the original post had spread 1,017 times on Facebook. Copies of the post also gathered nearly 27,000 likes and shares on the social network and reached up to 7.6 million people, according to a Times analysis. The post has spread further in text screenshots, in private Facebook groups and in hundreds of Twitter posts.The county's elections administrator, Lisa Wise, said countering falsehoods was difficult "because even if you backtrack to that first person" who spread the misinformation, that person was "probably not going to call the 20 or 30 people" he or she had misled.Asked for comment, Facebook said it had put policies in place to fight voter suppression and removed claims that errant marks invalidate ballots if the state has provided guidance saying otherwise.Lisa Kaplan, the founder of Alethea Group, a company that helps public officials and private clients fight misinformation, said she and her team had tried a proactive approach, sometimes alerting social media companies to copyrighted elements in election misinformation, like background music, so they will remove it."We don't wait for engagement levels of those narratives to get high," Kaplan said. "We definitely take the Whac-a-Mole approach."Philadelphia reassigned at least 40 employees in August and September to help with the election workload but still has only about 20 people answering calls. The false information has hindered workers from replying to other questions about ballots and polling places, said Michelle Montalvo, a deputy commissioner.She has not had time to see friends, and her colleagues have missed time with their children and loved ones, Montalvo said. To unwind, she scrolls through TikTok. At night, she said, she was kept up by the thought of voters, fooled by conspiracy theories into thinking that voting by mail was not secure, showing up en masse on Election Day and overwhelming polling places.Montalvo said she and her colleagues were not looking for sympathy -- just the ability to help people without having to contend with so many lies."There's no end in sight to the conspiracies and misinformation," she said. "We're being attacked for things that we have absolutely no control over."This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2020 The New York Times Company

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 15:01:05 -0400
  • Ransomware can interfere with elections and fuel disinformation – basic cybersecurity precautions are key to minimizing the damage

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    Government computer systems in Hall County, Georgia, including a voter signature database, were hit by a ransomware attack earlier this fall in the first known ransomware attack on election infrastructure during the 2020 presidential election. Thankfully, county officials reported that the voting process for its citizens was not disrupted.The attack follows on the heels of a ransomware attack last month on eResearchTechnology, a company that provides software used in clinical trials, including trials for COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines. Less than a week after the attack in Georgia was revealed, the FBI warned that cyber criminals have unleashed a wave of ransomware attacks targeting hospital information systems.Attacks like these underscore the challenges that cybersecurity experts face daily – and which loom over the upcoming election. As a cybersecurity professional and researcher, I can attest that there is no silver bullet for defeating cyber threats like ransomware. Rather, defending against them comes down to the actions of thousands of IT staff and millions of computer users in organizations large and small across the country by embracing and applying the basic good computing practices and IT procedures that have been promoted for years. What is ransomware?Ransomware is a form of malicious software, or malware, that typically encrypts a victim’s computer files, holds the files hostage and then demands a payment to send the decryption key that unlocks the files. Individual ransomware payments usually range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, with the expectation that a relatively low dollar amount will motivate the victim to quickly pay the attacker to end the incident. Ransomware attacks frequently begin through email as a typical phishing message purporting to be from someone the potential victim trusts, such as a co-worker or friend. However, emerging types of ransomware exploit existing or recently discovered security vulnerabilities – in other words, they hack in – to gain system access without requiring any user interaction at all.Once a computer system is compromised, there are many things a ransomware attack can do. But the most common outcome is encrypting a user’s data to hold it for a ransom payment. In other cases, ransomware encrypts a victim’s data and the ransomware’s creator threatens to release personal or sensitive information onto the internet unless the ransom is paid. While ransomware attacks can affect any internet user or organization, attackers tend to target entities known for having less-robust cybersecurity defenses, including hospitals, health systems and state or local government computers. But health care remains an enticing ransomware target: In 2019, 759 health care providers in the U.S. were hit. Overall, ransomware attacks cost users and companies over US$7 billion in 2019 as a result of either ransoms paid or through costs incurred in recovering from attacks. Ransomware’s tollThe first high-profile ransomware incident was launched by North Korea in 2017. Using malware called “Wannacry,” the attackers brought the British National Health Service to a paralyzing halt. Hospitals lost access to their computer systems and routine and emergency care was disrupted. But that was a preview of things to come: In 2020, a patient in Germany died after being diverted to another hospital due to a ransomware incident.In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, a ransomware attack crippled over 250 medical facilities run by American-based Universal Health Services. At eResearchTechnology, staff conducting COVID-19 clinical trials were locked out of their data and unable to conduct business for nearly two weeks.And it’s not just health care organizations. The city of Atlanta was crippled by ransomware in 2018. Baltimore was similarly paralyzed in 2019. In both cases, city services – from tax collection and business licensing to real estate transactions – were unavailable to citizens. Numerous smaller cities around the world also have been affected by ransomware attacks.However, even organizations with good IT policies and procedures find it extremely costly to investigate and recover from ransomware attacks, whether or not they pay the ransom. For example, an organization’s routine data backup can also inadvertently include ransomware code. This means victims need to ensure they are not restoring the ransomware infection when they reconstruct their systems after an attack. Depending on the victim’s backup procedures, locating a ransomware-free backup can be a very time-consuming process. Ransomware and election 2020The 2016 elections underscored the importance of ensuring the security and integrity of information related to government operations, including elections. Unfortunately, for many state and local governments, ransomware concerns are just another in a long line of issues that cybersecurity teams must contend with during periods of limited budgets and staffing.Much has already been written about the vulnerable and fragile state of America’s election systems, ranging from obsolete operating systems installed on voting machines to insecure networks and systems that exchange and store vote tabulations, to ensuring the protection of voter registration databases. Making this situation more challenging is that many local governments don’t know what’s happening on their networks. A nationwide survey conducted by University of Maryland, Baltimore County researchers in 2016 reported that nearly 30% of local government officials would not know if a cyberattack was affecting them. This lack of awareness means an attack could be well underway and causing havoc before security teams realize it – let alone respond.Despite a growing awareness of the threat, ransomware has the potential to adversely affect the 2020 election. Unfortunately, if state and local election offices haven’t implemented strong cybersecurity protections by now, it’s probably too late to do anything meaningful given that voting is well underway. So it’s no surprise that election offices across America are considering potential nightmare scenarios that include cyberattacks that might disrupt election activities. Fuel for disinformationElections are based on trust – trust in the voting mechanisms and procedures, trust in the voting data and trust in the overall electoral process. But trust in all these items is under active attack by adversaries both at home and from abroad using a variety of influence and disinformation techniques that have become more refined since 2016.Thankfully, ransomware attacks are unlikely to cripple the entire U.S. election given the decentralized nature of voting jurisdictions and systems. However, even a few successful attacks could contribute to disinformation campaigns that erode confidence in the outcome of the election.[Expertise in your inbox. Sign up for The Conversation’s newsletter and get expert takes on today’s news, every day.] How to lower the riskAt this point, since the election is already happening, state and local governments should increase the monitoring of their computer systems and implement even more stringent security controls on any devices or computers that might touch election-related networks in any way. Sharing real-time information about threats and working with the DHS, FBI and Office of the Director of National Intelligence election security teams, along with other states’ election offices, also will help keep election officials informed. Additionally, major technology vendors and the U.S. military are taking active steps to disrupt cybersecurity threats, including ransomware, that may target the electoral process. As with most cybersecurity problems, the ransomware threat can be minimized by implementing common-sense best practices – many of which have been recommended for decades but often are not followed. These include keeping systems up to date, ensuring security software is installed and current, monitoring network activities and implementing appropriate IT policies and procedures to include resilient backup practices. For individual users, thinking before clicking an email link – even from people you know – is excellent self-defense to make many ransomware or phishing attacks less likely to succeed. None of these practices is specific to the ransomware threat or election security. But for this and other cyber threats, the best thing to do is continuing to implement and enforce those common-sense, decades-old best practices of information protection that can help guard against the ever-widening range of cyberthreats – including ransomware.This article is republished from The Conversation, a nonprofit news site dedicated to sharing ideas from academic experts. It was written by: Richard Forno, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.Read more: * Deal with ransomware the way police deal with hostage situations * Ransomware criminals are targeting US universitiesRichard Forno has received research funding related to cybersecurity from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Defense (DOD) during his academic career, and sits on the advisory board of BlindHash, a cybersecurity startup focusing on remedying the password problem

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 14:49:22 -0400
  • Trump tests limits as Cabinet members fan out to key states

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    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos planned a “Moms for Trump” rally in her home state of Michigan. The Department of Homeland Security's top official was in Texas to celebrate completion of a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. Members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet are logging extra miles as mostly unofficial campaign surrogates in crucial states in the final days before Tuesday's election, blending politics and policy in ways that critics say skirt established norms and may even violate the law.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 14:30:29 -0400
  • Report: US knew of problems family separation would cause

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    Months before the Trump administration separated thousands of families at the U.S.-Mexico border, a “pilot program” in Texas left child-welfare officials scrambling to find empty beds for babies taken from their parents in a preview of bigger problems to come, according to a report released Thursday by congressional Democrats. Documents in the report suggest Health and Human Services officials weren't told by the Department of Homeland Security why shelters were receiving more children taken from their parents in late 2017. It has since been revealed that DHS was operating a pilot program in El Paso, Texas, that prosecuted parents for crossing the border illegally and took their children away to HHS shelters.

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  • Global Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Industry

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    Global Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market to Reach $3 Billion by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) estimated at US$842. 3 Million in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$3 Billion by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 19.New York, Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Global Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Industry" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p03704490/?utm_source=GNW 8% over the period 2020-2027. Managed Service, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 15.2% CAGR and reach US$1.2 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Hosted Service segment is readjusted to a revised 24.1% CAGR for the next 7-year period. The U.S. Market is Estimated at $227.5 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 24.4% CAGR The Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) market in the U.S. is estimated at US$227.5 Million in the year 2020. China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$675.6 Million by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 24.4% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 15.9% and 17.9% respectively over the 2020-2027 period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 16.8% CAGR.We bring years of research experience to this 19th edition of our report. The 151-page report presents concise insights into how the pandemic has impacted production and the buy side for 2020 and 2021. A short-term phased recovery by key geography is also addressed. Competitors identified in this market include, among others, * Brivo Inc. * Centrify Corporation * Cloudastructure Inc. * Datawatch Systems Inc. * Digital Hands * dormakaba Group * Feenics * Fleming Companies * Forcefield Systems Inc. * Gemalto N.V * Honeywell International, Inc. * IBM Corp. * Johnson Controls Inc. * Kastle Systems * Kisi Inc. * M3T Corporation * Microsoft Corp. * Oracle Corporation * Spica International d.o.o. * Symantec Corporation * Vanderbilt Industries GmbH Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p03704490/?utm_source=GNW I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1\. MARKET OVERVIEW Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Recent Market Activity Types of Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) by Deployment Models Hosted Access Control Managed Access Control Hybrid Access Control Classification of ACaaS by Type of Server Hosting Model Rack Server ACaaS Solutions True Cloud ACaaS Key Characteristics of True Cloud ACaaS On-demand Scalability Multi-Tenancy Redundancy Types of Cloud ACaaS Private Cloud AcaaS Solutions Public Cloud AcaaS Solutions Classification of ACaaS by Intended Application Area Logical Access Control as a Service Physical Access Control as a Service Advantages of ACaaS Solution Over Traditional Access Control Systems: Minimum Upfront Capital Costs Low Maintenance Costs Demand Agility Remote Support & Assistance Thin Client Application Customizability Global Outlook Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession 2\. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS Brivo Inc. (USA) Centrify Corporation (USA) Cloudastructure Inc. (USA) Datawatch Systems Inc. (USA) Digital Hands (USA) dormakaba Group (Switzerland) Feenics (Canada) Fleming Companies (USA) Forcefield Systems Inc. (Canada) Gemalto N.V (Netherlands) Honeywell International Inc. (USA) IBM Corporation (USA) Johnson Controls Inc. (USA) Kastle Systems (USA) Kisi Inc. (USA) M3T Corporation (USA) Microsoft Corporation (USA) Oracle Corporation (USA) Spica International d.o.o. (Slovenia) Symantec Corporation (USA) Vanderbilt Industries GmbH (Germany) 3\. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS The Ever-Present Need for Access Control Provides the Cornerstone for the Growth of ACaaS Omnipresence of Crime Both Physical & Virtual Drive the Importance of Physical & Logical Access Control Systems The Rise & Proliferation of Electronic Access Control Mirrors the Potential In-Store for Access Control Services Outsourcing Access Control Functions Becomes the Order of the Day A Peek Into Why In-House Management of Access Control is No Longer the Right Choice? Networked EACS Systems Makes On-Premise Management Old School Migration to ACaaS, a Disruptive Business & Service Delivery Concept, Becomes All Powerful Outsourcing Through Managed Services: The Most Popular Outsourcing Strategy Cloud Hosted Services Takes Over Traditional Hosted Services Cloud Based ACaaS - The Way of the Future ACaaS Provides New Revenue Opportunities for All Value Chain Participants Recovery in Construction Activity Spurs Demand for Physical ACaaS Growing Establishment of Critical Infrastructure and Intelligent Environments & the Resulting Need for Protection to Benefit Demand for Access Control Services Web Based & Cloud Based Physical Access Control Systems (PACS) Grow in Prominence Rise of Smart Cities & the Ensuing Need for Smart Security Drives Additional Demand for ACaaS Digital Connected Enterprises Drive the Importance of Access Control Connected Enterprises Exhibit Greater Need for Logical Access Control Workforce Decentralization & the Ensuing Demands on Mobility & Connectivity Push Access Control into the Spotlight BYOD Further Catalyzes Security Needs Within an Enterprise Growing Value of Digital Corporate Assets & a Parallel Increase in the Sophistication of Cyber Crime Creates an Urgent Need for Efficient Access Control Services Stringent Physical Security Requirements Create Favorable Environment for Increased Adoption of Access Control Systems & Services Data Protection and Privacy Laws Play a Vital Role in Facilitating the Implementation of Access Controls Growing Prominence of Biometric Technology in Banking and Financial Services Spurs Adoption of Access Control Systems & Services Retail, Hospitality and Manufacturing Sector Promise Increased End-Use Opportunities SMBs: A Major Customer Cluster for ACaaS Asia-Pacific: An Emerging Opportunity for ACaaS Challenges Lack of Adequate Awareness Restrictions on Cloud Storage Across Borders Security & Storage Concerns SLA Compliance Issues Reducing Costs of Traditional EACS Reliability Issues with Telecom Infrastructure 4\. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE Table 1: Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Global Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Region/Country: 2020-2027 Table 2: Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Shift across Key Geographies Worldwide: 2020 VS 2027 Table 3: Managed Service (Service Type) World Market by Region/Country in US$ Thousand: 2020 to 2027 Table 4: Managed Service (Service Type) Market Share Breakdown of Worldwide Sales by Region/Country: 2020 VS 2027 Table 5: Hosted Service (Service Type) Potential Growth Markets Worldwide in US$ Thousand: 2020 to 2027 Table 6: Hosted Service (Service Type) Market Sales Breakdown by Region/Country in Percentage: 2020 VS 2027 III. MARKET ANALYSIS GEOGRAPHIC MARKET ANALYSIS UNITED STATES Market Facts & Figures US Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share (in %) by Company: 2020 & 2025 Market Analytics Table 7: United States Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand by Service Type: 2020 to 2027 Table 8: United States Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Breakdown by Service Type: 2020 VS 2027 CANADA Table 9: Canadian Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Service Type: 2020 to 2027 Table 10: Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market in Canada: Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Service Type for 2020 and 2027 JAPAN Table 11: Japanese Market for Access Control as a Service (ACaaS): Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand by Service Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 12: Japanese Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Analysis by Service Type: 2020 VS 2027 CHINA Table 13: Chinese Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Growth Prospects in US$ Thousand by Service Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 14: Chinese Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market by Service Type: Percentage Breakdown of Sales for 2020 and 2027 EUROPE Market Facts & Figures European Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market: Competitor Market Share Scenario (in %) for 2020 & 2025 Market Analytics Table 15: European Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Demand Scenario in US$ Thousand by Region/Country: 2018-2025 Table 16: European Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Shift by Region/Country: 2020 VS 2027 Table 17: European Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Service Type: 2020-2027 Table 18: European Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Breakdown by Service Type: 2020 VS 2027 FRANCE Table 19: Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market in France by Service Type: Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand for the Period 2020-2027 Table 20: French Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Analysis by Service Type: 2020 VS 2027 GERMANY Table 21: Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market in Germany: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in US$ Thousand by Service Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 22: German Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Breakdown by Service Type: 2020 VS 2027 ITALY Table 23: Italian Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Growth Prospects in US$ Thousand by Service Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 24: Italian Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market by Service Type: Percentage Breakdown of Sales for 2020 and 2027 UNITED KINGDOM Table 25: United Kingdom Market for Access Control as a Service (ACaaS): Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand by Service Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 26: United Kingdom Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Analysis by Service Type: 2020 VS 2027 SPAIN Table 27: Spanish Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Service Type: 2020 to 2027 Table 28: Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market in Spain: Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Service Type for 2020 and 2027 RUSSIA Table 29: Russian Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand by Service Type: 2020 to 2027 Table 30: Russian Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Breakdown by Service Type: 2020 VS 2027 REST OF EUROPE Table 31: Rest of Europe Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Service Type: 2020-2027 Table 32: Rest of Europe Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Breakdown by Service Type: 2020 VS 2027 ASIA-PACIFIC Table 33: Asia-Pacific Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Region/Country: 2020-2027 Table 34: Asia-Pacific Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Analysis by Region/Country: 2020 VS 2027 Table 35: Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market in Asia-Pacific by Service Type: Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand for the Period 2020-2027 Table 36: Asia-Pacific Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Analysis by Service Type: 2020 VS 2027 AUSTRALIA Table 37: Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market in Australia: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in US$ Thousand by Service Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 38: Australian Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Breakdown by Service Type: 2020 VS 2027 INDIA Table 39: Indian Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Service Type: 2020 to 2027 Table 40: Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market in India: Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Service Type for 2020 and 2027 SOUTH KOREA Table 41: Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market in South Korea: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in US$ Thousand by Service Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 42: Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Distribution in South Korea by Service Type: 2020 VS 2027 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC Table 43: Rest of Asia-Pacific Market for Access Control as a Service (ACaaS): Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand by Service Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 44: Rest of Asia-Pacific Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Analysis by Service Type: 2020 VS 2027 LATIN AMERICA Table 45: Latin American Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Trends by Region/Country in US$ Thousand: 2020-2027 Table 46: Latin American Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Region/Country: 2020 and 2027 Table 47: Latin American Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Growth Prospects in US$ Thousand by Service Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 48: Latin American Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Marketby Service Type: Percentage Breakdown of Sales for 2020 and 2027 ARGENTINA Table 49: Argentinean Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Service Type: 2020-2027 Table 50: Argentinean Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Breakdown by Service Type: 2020 VS 2027 BRAZIL Table 51: Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market in Brazil by Service Type: Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand for the Period 2020-2027 Table 52: Brazilian Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Analysis by Service Type: 2020 VS 2027 MEXICO Table 53: Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market in Mexico: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in US$ Thousand by Service Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 54: Mexican Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Breakdown by Service Type: 2020 VS 2027 REST OF LATIN AMERICA Table 55: Rest of Latin America Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand by Service Type: 2020 to 2027 Table 56: Rest of Latin America Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Breakdown by Service Type: 2020 VS 2027 MIDDLE EAST Table 57: The Middle East Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Region/Country: 2018-2025 Table 58: The Middle East Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Breakdown by Region/Country: 2020 and 2027 Table 59: The Middle East Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Service Type: 2020 to 2027 Table 60: Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market in the Middle East: Percentage Share Breakdown of Salesby Service Type for 2020 and 2027 IRAN Table 61: Iranian Market for Access Control as a Service (ACaaS): Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand by Service Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 62: Iranian Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Analysis by Service Type: 2020 VS 2027 ISRAEL Table 63: Israeli Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Estimates and Forecasts in US$ Thousand by Service Type: 2020-2027 Table 64: Israeli Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Breakdown by Service Type: 2020 VS 2027 SAUDI ARABIA Table 65: Saudi Arabian Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Growth Prospects in US$ Thousand by Service Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 66: Saudi Arabian Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market by Service Type: Percentage Breakdown of Sales for 2020 and 2027 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Table 67: Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market in the United Arab Emirates: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in US$ Thousand by Service Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 68: Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Distribution in United Arab Emirates by Service Type: 2020 VS 2027 REST OF MIDDLE EAST Table 69: Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market in Rest of Middle East: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in US$ Thousand by Service Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 70: Rest of Middle East Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Breakdown by Service Type: 2020 VS 2027 AFRICA Table 71: African Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Estimates and Projections in US$ Thousand by Service Type: 2020 to 2027 Table 72: African Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) Market Share Breakdown by Service Type: 2020 VS 2027 IV. COMPETITION Total Companies Profiled: 49 Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p03704490/?utm_source=GNW About Reportlinker ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place. __________________________ CONTACT: Clare: clare@reportlinker.com US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001

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  • Europe Is Locking Down Everything to Keep Schools Open During COVID’s Second Wave

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    ROME—The Ambrosoni family in the central part of the city here have one computer, painfully slow internet, and three children in elementary school, making learning from home something of a challenge. When schools closed down last March, the children essentially stopped learning, the family says. And the family does not want to see that happen again.“During the first lockdown in the spring, each child had to sacrifice a third of their school day so their siblings could also attend classes,” mom Gabriella, who is still on furlough from the last lockdown, told The Daily Beast. “Which means they all basically lost the last part of the school year.” And with dad Angelo working at a restaurant—now subject to further restrictions and likely new closures—buying two more computers just isn’t in the cards at the moment.The Ambrosoni family struggle is mirrored across Europe, where keeping schools open during new lockdowns in the second wave of the pandemic has been a priority. Not only do smaller housing and spotty infrastructure make at-home learning difficult, but in many southern European countries like Italy, where daycare centers are scarce and grandparents as caregivers are now off-limits due to COVID concerns, schools play a vital role in keeping parents at work.But as European education ministers fight to keep schools open, experts across the continent are warning that while young people do not generally suffer the same consequences of COVID-19, the schools are likely contributing to the rapid spread of the virus. Writing in Bloomberg News, Italian economics analyst Ferdinando Giugliano says the biggest dilemma for governments during the second wave is what to do about schools. “Closing them could lead to a ‘lost generation’ of learners and make it harder for parents to get back to work,” he says. “Keeping them open could further propagate the virus.”So far, the majority of European governments are struggling to find that balance, and with no centralized European policy, the solutions are quite literally all over the map.French President Emmanuel Macron announced a nationwide lockdown Wednesday night after his country topped more than 50,000 new cases in a single 24-hour period over the weekend, but schools for the most part will remain open. “I have decided that we must return to confinement,” he said Wednesday night. “The whole territory is concerned.”The same scenario is playing out in Germany, which is also under new lockdown measures for all leisure activities. There, too, keeping schools open is a priority both to ensure that kids whose families can’t afford multiple computers or who have spotty internet won’t have to sacrifice their children’s education. Addressing the nation to announce new measures on Wednesday, Chancellor Angela Merkel made it clear that “social sacrifices must be made” to ensure schools stay open. “We will do everything so that our children are not the losers of the pandemic,” she said. “School and daycare need to be the most important things.”In Italy, which is also now under new restrictions until Nov. 24 that include the shuttering of gyms and theaters and the early closure of bars and restaurants at 6 p.m., daycare centers and elementary schools are also being prioritized, while high schools now have to teach 75 percent of their curriculum online and stagger entrances to institutions to ensure proper social distancing. Many Italian high school students are, however, streaming their classes on smartphones rather than computers, calling into question the quality of education they are getting. And the policy isn’t nationwide. The southern region of Puglia ordered all schools closed Thursday after several clusters tied to elementary schools emerged. And the region of Campania, where Naples has become a major hot spot this time after having few cases in the first wave, has waffled in its closures, first shutting down all schools in a lockdown and then opening nursery schools and elementary schools as parents struggled to find adequate daycare without them open.Other European countries have admittedly lost the battle to keep in-person learning going. The Czech Republic, which has one of Europe’s highest contagion rates after largely avoiding problems in the first wave, closed schools last week. “I apologize to school directors. I apologize to parents for the permanent uncertainty,” Czech Education Minister Robert Plaga said when making the announcement. “But it’s necessary to do it and to do it fast.”Several studies have pointed to mixed results in whether in-person learning leads to the spread of the virus. A study in Germany by the Institute of Labour Economics in Bonn found no correlation between the opening of its schools in September and the uptick in cases in late October. A similar study in Italy instead found a direct correlation, with more than 2,800 incidents of outbreaks within a month of school starting in mid-September.A database of global superspreader events being kept by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has identified very few incidents within school settings. “Schools should be important given that so many networks come together [there]—with kids, parents, and social life,” Gwen Knight, the project director, told the Financial Times. “But the signal doesn’t seem to be very strong. We are finding it quite hard to find direct evidence of transmission within the school setting, but we are not doing enough testing.”As the second wave envelopes Europe, most government leaders are trying to keep schools open as long as they can, even as most concede that given how fast the virus is spreading, winter holidays will almost undoubtedly start for students much sooner than usual.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

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  • Trump officials end gray wolf protections across most of US

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    Trump administration officials on Thursday stripped Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the U.S., ending longstanding federal safeguards and putting states and tribes in charge of overseeing the predators. The U.S. Department of Interior announcement just days ahead of the Nov. 3 election could lead to resumption of wolf hunts in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin -- a crucial battleground in the campaign between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:52:07 -0400
  • France to force schoolchildren under 6 to wear face masks

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    Schoolchildren aged six and under in France will have to wear face masks in class under new rules rolled out as part of the country's second lockdown that begins on Friday. Jean Castex, the prime minister, announced the draconian move before the national assembly overwhelmingly backed a month of new restrictions that also include strict limits on movement. Only children over 11 have had to wear masks in school until now. New World Health Organisation figures showed Europe accounted for close to half of the 2.8 million global infections in the past week and a third of the 40,000 deaths. As nations continued to slam restrictions back on daily life, Spain extended a state of emergency for another six months, while its Catalonia region said it would seal its borders for 15-days after becoming one of the continent's worst hotspots. In Germany Angela Merkel warned a rancorous parliament that the country faced a “dramatic situation” as it hit a new daily record of 16,744 Covid-19 cases.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:45:36 -0400
  • 23 Eco-Friendly Bedding Brands (& Deals You Can Score On Them)

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    Although our best intentions are to approach every day as Earth Day, sometimes we need a reminder (and a little green-guidance) in order to lead more eco-conscious lives. In honor of supporting worldwide environmental protection every day, we're tackling an at-home sustainability step that's easy enough to practice in your sleep. We rounded up the top sustainable companies that are redefining our concept of what trendy bedding looks and feels like — along with all the deals you can score by shopping them. The rise in direct-to-consumer bedding brands not only translates to higher quality goods for fairer prices but also to higher quality goods made with fairer environmental practices; from the softest sheet sets made with chemical- and cruelty-free manufacturing to partially biodegradable-fill comforters, certified-organic mattresses, fair-trade pillows, and beyond. In addition to premium eco-friendly products, many of these companies also partner with environmental-protection groups to promote social action, too — whether it's planting a tree per purchase, exploring alternative energy options, practicing people-first employee ethics, and equal pay, or even just minimizing water consumption.Scroll ahead to take a proactive step towards a more sustainable life, starting from the comfort of your own bed.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.SÕL Organics Deal: 20% off and free shipping all Luxury Organic Bedding, 25% off all Luxury Organic BeddingCode: Provided with email signup, code "FALL"Touted as sustainable, organic, fair-trade, and transparent, SÕL Organics premium bedding is free of everything from pesticides to herbicides, child labor, and discrimination. The company's tagline of, "Making Ethical Luxury Affordable," with, "Equal pay for all," puts an appropriately comforting seal on its fine sateen to percale sheet bundles made from 100% organic and fair-trade-certified cotton.Shop SÕL OrganicsSOL Organics Hemmed Organic Bedding Bundle, $, available at SOL OrganicsNaturepedicDeal: 20% off first purchase, plus 10% off sitewide and free shippingCode: Provided with email signup + code SAVE10With the mission to create products for a safer and healthier sleep, Naturepedic began its journey by producing organic mattresses free of all toxic chemicals. Now 13 years later, the company also stocks a range of high-quality bedding accessories from protector pads to sheets and pillowcases. This luxury sheet set is 400-thread count and is made from 100% organic cotton that is grown without synthetic insecticides, herbicides, or GMOs. Shop NaturepedicNaturepedic Organic Sheets & Pillowcases, $, available at NaturepedicLinotoDeal: $20 off orders over $250Code: Provided with email signupIf you're on the hunt for 100%-linen home essentials, this artisan quality company with a sustainable kick has it handled. Founded and run by Jason Evege, Linoto offers a curated collection of everything from Italy and Belgium-sourced linen sheet sets to towels, kitchenware, and even sleepwear that's thoughtfully crafted in New York and shipped sustainably in recycled plastic-free packaging.Shop LinotoLinoto 100% linen sheet set, $, available at LinotoettitudeDeal: $20 off first purchase of $100 or more with free shipping and returns on orders over $50Code: Provided with email signupThis CleanBamboo company delivers on its founder's dream of creating bedding that is, "as soft as silk, as sustainable as hemp, as breathable as linen, but at the price of cotton." Each luxurious piece — from sheets to sleepwear and even bath essentials — is sustainably sourced, packaged, and partnered with wider charity efforts. Plus, the site also boasts a fairly stacked Final Sale section.Shop ettitudeEttitude Bamboo Lyocell Sheet Set, $, available at EttitudeBuffy Deal: $10 off first purchase with free shipping and returnsCode: NoneBuffy's super-soft pillows, comforters, and sheet sets are not only made from 100%-natural eucalyptus fibers, but they're also made with cruelty-free and earth-friendly practices — by sourcing recycled water bottles into its eco-friendly fill, the company keeps, "6,000,000 bottles," out of oceans and landfills along with saving, "50 bottles," and, "12 geese," per sustainably-crafted bedding essential.Shop BuffyBuffy The Buffy Cloud, $, available at BuffyParachute HomeDeal: Up to 40% off Last Chance itemsCode: NoneIf you're hunting for luxe decor, premium bath essentials, and bestselling bedding all in one place, Parachute has it covered with its sustainably sourced and socially responsible lineup. The premium DTC brand also partners with the United Nations' Nothing But Nets campaign that provides malaria-prevention nets to communities in need. Shop Parachute HomeParachute Home Waffle Duvet Cover Set, $, available at Parachute HomeCozy EarthDeal: 20%-25% off plus free shippingCode: NoneThis Oprah-approved sustainable brand stocks everything from super-soft and temperature-regulated sleepwear to bedding that's ethically crafted and certified chemical-free. According to the site, its unique blend of organic-bamboo offerings are "50% less humid and degrees cooler than cotton."Shop Cozy EarthCozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set, $, available at Cozy EarthNest Deal: 15% off Mattresses, 10% off everything elseCode: None, applied at checkout With a company goal of producing goods that are "eco-friendly and provide the highest quality sleep environment" Nest hits the sustainable-luxe bedding nail on the head. Each of the brand's organic products — from mattresses to sheets, pillows, comforters, and even weighted blankets — are USA-made and CertiPUR-US certified (i.e. tested for harmful chemicals).Shop NestNest Bedding Natural Hybrid Latex, $, available at Nest BeddingAvocado MattressThis green-bedding brand specializes in handmade-in-California mattresses that are crafted from premium natural, non-toxic, and organic materials. Each product comes eco-approved with a GREENGUARD Gold certification by UL Environment for low emissions — and 1% of all revenue is donated to non-profit organizations with a focus on sustainability. Shop Avocado MattressAvocado Green Mattress Topper, $, available at AvocadoLayla Sleep Deal: $200 off hybrid mattresses and $150 off memory foam mattresses plus two free memory foam pillowsCode: NoneThis bedding brand uses CertiPUR certified foam along with food-based adhesives and other non-toxic materials to craft everything from its premium flippable foam mattresses to its 100% viscose from bamboo sheet sets. Shop Layla SleepLayla Sleep Memory Foam Mattress, $, available at Layla SleepPrimary Goods Deal: Up to 50% off Last Call limited edition styles Code: NonePrimary's goods are as its brand name suggests: simple but essential. The company offers ethically and sustainably-produced linen sheet sets, pillows, and comforters that are crafted from high-quality materials in soft colors through water and waste-efficient methods.Shop Primary GoodsPrimary Goods the primary set, $, available at Primary GoodspactDeal: 20% off first orders plus free shipping on orders over $50Code: Provided with email signupThis sustainable company sources only organic, fair-trade, and water-conservational materials for crafting its comfy fashion to bedding essentials. Plus, the site partners with Greenstory to inform customers of exact water amounts saved with each order (e.g. 419.7 gallons for this soft butter-yellow sheet set).Shop pactPACT Room Service Sheet Set, $, available at PACTBoll & Branch Deal: 15% off first purchase of $200 or more plus a 30-day risk-free trial, free shipping, and returnsCode: Provided with email signupBoll & Branch regards itself as, "the first organic, Fair Trade Certified bedding company," with a stacked lineup of consciously-designed mattresses to pillows, bath essentials, and sheet sets that are all ethically-sourced through the company's commitment to sustainable business and people-first ethics (i.e. mandating fair wages and business practices).Shop Boll & BranchBoll And Branch Classic Hemmed Sheet Set, $, available at Boll And BranchAlterra PureDeal: 15% off first ordersCode: Provided with email signupThe modern-minimalist style company practices, "full environmental sustainability," by going chemical-free, achieving organic verifications, and partnering with green-groups (like farm co-ops) to uphold strong social and earth-friendly integrity in the production of every super-soft, and dreamy cotton sheet set.Shop Alterra PureAlterra Pure Organic Cotton Percale Sheet Set, $, available at Alterra PureSweave BeddingDeal: $15 off first order over $100Code: Provided with email signupSweave's bedding offerings are select but with a purpose: each piece is crafted using OEKO-TEX certified textiles (mainly breathable, crisp, and durable eucalyptus fibers) with a lifetime guarantee — and each purchase is matched with the environmental give-back of a eucalyptus-tree planting. Shop SweaveSweave Bedding Core Sheet Set, $, available at Sweave BeddingSnowe HomeDeal: 10% off first ordersCode: Provided with email signupThis simple but stylish brand boasts a lineup of home essentials spanning from premium kitchenware to stone-washed linen bedding and plush bath pieces that all comes Oeko-Tex certified (i.e. tested-for and ensured free-of harmful chemical treatments, like pesticides or lead), packaged in 100%-recycled cardboard, and produced in factories with the highest commitments to social and environmental standards — Snowe's eco-company outlook is that "avoiding dangerous chemicals on our textiles means pouring less chemicals into factories and back into the environment."Shop Snowe HomeSnowe Percale Sheet Set, $, available at SnoweCultiverDeal: $40 off first ordersCode: Provided with email signupThis luxe bedding brand thoughtfully sources and crafts its 100%-natural, European-flax linen pieces (including sheets, loungewear, duvet covers, pillowcases, throws, robes, and much more) through ethical and sustainable practices from sourcing to packaging and even delivery.Shop CultiverCultiver Linen Duvet Cover Set - Cedar, $, available at CultiverCoop Home GoodsDeal: 10% off first ordersCode: Provided with email signupThis bedding site boasts everything from an extensive lineup of shredded memory foam pillows to sheet sets, mattress toppers, and even silk sleep accessories too. Each good is crafted with comfort and sustainability top of mind — using CeriPUR-US materials that meet strict standards for low VOC emissions.Shop Coop Home Goods Coop Home Goods Body Pillow, $, available at Coop Home GoodsSömn HomeThis Canada-based brand makes high-quality sustainable linen bedding in a slew of beautiful shades. Their organic linen fabric is specifically made from flax which is naturally antibacterial and temperature regulating. Shop Sömn HomeSömn Home Linen Comfort Set, $, available at Sömn HomeCoyuchi Founded 25 years ago in Northern California, this clean-living brand's focus on organic farming (i.e. 60% less carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas output than conventional farming) resulted in mindful processing of chemical-free fibers for the softest and most sustainable bedding that the company describes as, "healthier for the home, and healthier for all the elements we need to keep the Earth alive." The toxic dye, chemical, and softener-free goods range from apparel to bed, bath, and beyond essentials that are waste-efficient and luxuriously-comfortable.Shop CoyuchiCoyuchi Organic Crinkled Percale Duvet Cover, $, available at CoyuchiGryphon With the tagline, "Make Your Bed Your Happy Place," Gryphon delivers on luxuriously comfortable bedding you can feel good in and about — each of the brand's products (from sheets to pillowcases and duvet covers) is sustainably-sourced and crafted with environmentally and ethically-friendly practices from recycled and harmful chemical-free materials. Gryphon also claims to reduce water consumption in its production by an impressive, "51.94 million gallons of water year over year."Shop GryphonGryphon Comfort Washed Sheet Set, $, available at Gryphon HomeBearabyThe stylish and sustainable brand behind those chunky-knit weighted blankets you've probably been spotting, well, everywhere. Bearaby prides itself on producing an ocean-friendly, plastic-free alternative to many of the other weighted blankets on the market that use pollutive fillers in their products. Each of Bearby's "Nappers" is crafted from layers of organic cotton and Tencel that are woven together to achieve a natural-weighted finish that is both hypoallergenic and machine washable.Shop BearabyBearaby Tree Napper, $, available at BearabyThe Citizenry This beautiful brand, known for its vibrant lumbar pillows to bohemian-woven rugs and throws, is also home to a line of luxury sustainable bedding that comes certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard — an organization that protects and maintains the highest sustainable and social production standards.Shop The CitizenryThe Citizenry Stonewashed Linen Bed Bundle - Midnight Series, $, available at The CitizenryLike what you see? 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    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:37:38 -0400
  • Tanzania elections: Opposition leader Tundu Lissu 'won't accept poll results'

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    Presidential candidate Tundu Lissu says the election was "marred by irregularities at all stages".

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:30:29 -0400
  • Pope ends public audiences, eyes Christmas as virus surges

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    Pope Francis is halting his public general audiences and will limit participation at Christmas and other upcoming Masses amid a surge of coronavirus cases in Italy and the Vatican, officials said Thursday. Starting next week, Francis will resume livestreaming his weekly catechism lessons from his library in the Apostolic Palace, as he did during the Vatican’s COVID-19 lockdown during the spring and summer, the Vatican said. In addition, Francis' liturgical events over the next few weeks and months — including Christmas — will be attended by only limited numbers of faithful, the Vatican said, though it noted plans could change as the health situation evolves.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:24:13 -0400
  • Coronavirus: What's happening to the numbers in Africa?

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    There's been a rise recently in cases and deaths in some areas, but is this a longer-term trend?

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  • 'So frustrating': Grave missteps seen in US virus response

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    Governors who resisted or rolled back containment measures amid public backlash. State lawmakers who used federal COVID-19 aid to plug budget holes instead of beefing up testing and contact tracing. As a powerful new wave of infections sweeps the U.S. just ahead of Election Day, the nation's handling of the nearly 8-month-old crisis has been marked by what health experts see as grave missteps, wasted time and squandered opportunities by leaders at all levels of government.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:21:54 -0400
  • Global Bromine Industry

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    The global market for Bromine is projected to reach US$5. 3 billion by 2025 sustained largely by emerging new applications and to a lesser extent by the continued yet highly debated use of halogenated flame retardants wherein bromine is the widely used chemical, followed by Chlorine.New York, Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Global Bromine Industry" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p0397790/?utm_source=GNW Over the decades, Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) along with chlorinated flame retardants have become the most widely used flame retardants used almost ubiquitously in plastics, furniture, textiles and electrical/electronic equipment. Benefits of BFRs which have led to their rapid proliferation include unrivalled levels of effectiveness in retarding fire and delaying its spread; lower costs; and ability to provide high flame protection in lower quantities. Types of BFRs widely used include polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDES) which are used in plastics; hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDDS) which are used in building thermal insulations; tetrabromobisphenol a (TBBPA) which are used in PCBS, electronics and thermoplastics; and polybrominated biphenyls (PBBS) used in textiles and consumer appliances. Stringent fire safety regulations and standards in homes, hotels, hospitals, nursing homes, offices, factories etc. have over the years led to the popularity of BFRs. Of late however, several research studies have classified several of the 80 types of brominated flame retardants as global contaminants and environmentally hazardous. These chemicals are also closely linked to endocrine and thyroid disruption, immunotoxicity, reproductive toxicity, cancer and adverse effects on fetal and child development and neurologic function. These include PentaBDE, octaBDE, PBB, PBDE, dekaBDE, HBCDD, and TBBP A. Other brominated flame retardants are also under the radar as a suspected health and environmental hazard, although there exists very limited and hugely dissimilar data on the safety of these compounds in wildlife, food or humans. Lack of limited data and inconclusive scientific opinions make risk characterization and assessment difficult and not foolproof. Performing a hazard characterization is difficult for chemicals that have insufficient information. While this lack of sufficient scientific information regarding exposure and toxicity for all these BFRs result in their approval by the regulatory bodies and their continued used, this does not rule out a possible potential hazard. Under this scenario, there is growing momentum to phase out persistent organic pollutant (POP) brominated flame retardants (BFRs). Faced with the challenge of environmentally sound management, there is strong focus shed on recycling and disposal of end-of-life products containing POP-BFRs. The coming years will witness a much more clearer push towards the use of non-halogenated flame retardants as alternatives to organohalogen flame retardant chemicals; and better use of fire safety technologies like sprinklers, and smoke detectors, fire-safe candles etc. which will reduce the need for toxic fire retardants. Despite the overhanging challenges in store for BRFs, the market will benefit from the counterbalancing increase in demand for bromine-based completion fluids in onshore and offshore drilling projects, growing consumption of bromine biocides and brominated pesticides in the agricultural sector. The market also stands to benefit from the increasing consumption of bromine in disinfectants and fumigants in the water treatment end-use sector; expanding uses into newer application areas such as flow battery, mercury emission control, crop protection, specialty rubber production etc. Demand is also expected to increase, supported by the use of bromine compounds in various clinical trials focused on therapeutics for Alzheimer`s, dementia, STDs, and certain forms of cancer. China and Europe represent large markets worldwide with a combined share of 50.8% of the global market. China also ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 10.1% over the analysis period supported by stringent fire safety regulations factories, warehouses, and high-rise buildings, among others. Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p0397790/?utm_source=GNW I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1\. MARKET OVERVIEW Impact of Covid-19 on Bromine Production and the Overall Chemical Sector Chemical Industry Geographical Landscape and the Covid-19 Impact Response of US Chemical Industry to Covid-19 Impact and After-Effects of Covid-19 Crisis in China A Prelude to Bromine Worldwide Production Capacity of Bromine: 2019 Bromine Concentration in Grams/Liter for Various Resources Long-term Outlook for Global Bromine Market Remains Positive Flame Retardants: The Primary End-Use Market for Bromine Eco-Friendly Polymeric Flame Retardants to Drive Future Growth of BFRs Market Increasing Activity in the Oil & Gas Sector Bodes Well for Brominated Drilling Fluids World Crude Oil Reserves by Country (2018): Breakdown of Oil Reserves (in Thousand Million Barrels) for Canada, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Nigeria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA, Venezuela and Others World Oil Production by Country (2014-2018): Breakdown of Crude Production (in 1,000 Barrels per day) for Brazil, China, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Russia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA, Venezuela and Others Global Oil & Gas Demand (in Million Tons of Oil Equivalent): 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Asia-Pacific: The Largest & Fastest Growing Regional Market China Plays Pivotal Role in Asia-Pacific?s Predominance Contribution of Developed Regions Remains Robust High Demand for Organobromine Boosts Market Prospects Market Concerns Restriction on Bromine across Various Countries Competitive Scenario Global Competitor Market Shares Leading Players in the Global Bromine Market (2019): Market Share Breakdown of Sales for Israel Chemicals Ltd., Albemarle, LANXESS/Chemtura, Jordan Bromine Company, and Others ICL-Industrial Product?s Dominance in the Global Bromine Market ICL to Expand Bromine Products Production Capacity to Meet Growing Asian Demand Recent Bromine Product Launches from the Israeli Company ICL Bromine Reserves & Production Statistics Global Bromine Reserves by Country (Thousand Metric Tons) Leading Bromine Producing Countries in the World (2018 & 2019E): Breakdown of Annual Production (in Metric Tons) for China, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, and Ukraine Elemental Bromine Production in China Reeling Under Tightening Regulations - Industry Staring at a Situation of Continuous Price Rise 2\. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS Albemarle Corporation (USA) Arab Potash Company (Jordan) Chemada Fine Chemicals Company Ltd. (Israel) Gulf Resources, Inc. (China) Hindustan Salts Limited (India) Honeywell International, Inc. (USA) Israel Chemicals Limited (ICL) (Israel) ICL-IP America, Inc. (USA) Jordan Bromine Company Ltd. (Jordan) LANXESS AG (Germany) MORRE-TEC Industries, Inc. (USA) Oceanchem Group (China) Perekop Bromine (Ukraine) Shouguang Luyuan Salt Chemical Co. Ltd (China) Solaris ChemTech Industries Ltd. (India) Tata Chemicals Ltd. (India) Tetra technologies, Inc. (USA) Tosoh Corporation (Japan) 3\. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS New Applications to Play Key Role in Future Growth Increasing Drilling Operations Create Strong Demand for Clear Brine Fluids Bromine Compounds Assume Critical Importance in Water Treatment Applications End-Use Application Areas in Industrial Water Treatment Sector and Role of Bromine Increasing Usage in Mercury Emission Reduction: A Strong Growth Driver Brominated Mercury Oxidation to Reduce Mercury Emission in Power Plants in Europe - An Offering from Andritz Effectiveness of Calcium Bromide in Reducing Mercury Emission Mercury-Reduction Capability of Select APC Systems Bromine-based Flow Batteries for Grid Energy Storage Systems Key Advantages of Large Scale Electrochemical Energy Storage Technologies Energy Storage Technologies: Key Features Comparison for NaS Battery, Lithium-ion Battery, and Flow Battery Technology Novel Opportunities through R&D of Grid Electricity Storage Batteries Stringent Regulations Restricting Flame Retardants - End-user Industries Seek Alternatives Brominated Organic Intermediates Aid Market Expansion Rubber Industry Enhances Prospects of Brominated Organic Intermediates Growing Use Case of Bromobutyl Rubber Bromine Gains Traction in Pharmaceutical Compounds & Catalysts Brominated Pesticides Seek to Foray Agricultural Sector Bromine Levels Increasing in Recycled Plastics in Europe - A Cause for Concern Alternatives to Methyl Bromide - Need of the Hour 4\. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE Table 1: World Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2020 through 2027 Table 2: World 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets for Years 2020 & 2027 Table 3: World Current & Future Analysis for Organobromines by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2020 through 2027 Table 4: World 7-Year Perspective for Organobromines by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa for Years 2020 & 2027 Table 5: World Current & Future Analysis for Clear Brine Fluids by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2020 through 2027 Table 6: World 7-Year Perspective for Clear Brine Fluids by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa for Years 2020 & 2027 Table 7: World Current & Future Analysis for Hydrogen Bromide by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2020 through 2027 Table 8: World 7-Year Perspective for Hydrogen Bromide by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa for Years 2020 & 2027 Table 9: World Current & Future Analysis for Other Derivatives by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2020 through 2027 Table 10: World 7-Year Perspective for Other Derivatives by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa for Years 2020 & 2027 Table 11: World Current & Future Analysis for Flame Retardants by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2020 through 2027 Table 12: World 7-Year Perspective for Flame Retardants by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa for Years 2020 & 2027 Table 13: World Current & Future Analysis for Organic Intermediates by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2020 through 2027 Table 14: World 7-Year Perspective for Organic Intermediates by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa for Years 2020 & 2027 Table 15: World Current & Future Analysis for Drilling Fluids by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2020 through 2027 Table 16: World 7-Year Perspective for Drilling Fluids by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa for Years 2020 & 2027 Table 17: World Current & Future Analysis for Water Treatment Chemicals by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2020 through 2027 Table 18: World 7-Year Perspective for Water Treatment Chemicals by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa for Years 2020 & 2027 Table 19: World Current & Future Analysis for Other Applications by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2020 through 2027 Table 20: World 7-Year Perspective for Other Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa for Years 2020 & 2027 III. MARKET ANALYSIS GEOGRAPHIC MARKET ANALYSIS UNITED STATES Market Overview Regulations for use of Flame Retardants in Consumer Products in the United States Ban of Brominated Flame Retardants in US States Diverse Applications of Bromine Maintain Market Momentum, Post Covid-19 Market Analytics Table 21: USA Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Derivative - Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 22: USA 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives for the Years 2020 & 2027 Table 23: USA Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Application - Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 24: USA 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications for the Years 2020 & 2027 CANADA Table 25: Canada Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Derivative - Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 26: Canada 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives for the Years 2020 & 2027 Table 27: Canada Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Application - Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 28: Canada 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications for the Years 2020 & 2027 JAPAN Table 29: Japan Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Derivative - Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 30: Japan 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives for the Years 2020 & 2027 Table 31: Japan Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Application - Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 32: Japan 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications for the Years 2020 & 2027 CHINA Impact of Climatic Conditions & Governmental Policies International Suppliers to Escalate Bromine Prices Shrinking Domestic Supply to Push up Bromine Prices Prices of Bromine in China Market Analytics Table 33: China Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Derivative - Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 34: China 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives for the Years 2020 & 2027 Table 35: China Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Application - Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 36: China 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications for the Years 2020 & 2027 EUROPE Demand to Emerge from Automotive, Pharma and Oil & Natural Gas Sectors EU to Place Bans on Exports of a few BFRs Ban on Use of Bromine in Various Sectors Hamper Growth Amendments to the POPS Regulation in EU Restrict Use of Bromine-based Flame Retardants Market Analytics Table 37: Europe Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2020 through 2027 Table 38: Europe 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2020 & 2027 Table 39: Europe Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Derivative - Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 40: Europe 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives for the Years 2020 & 2027 Table 41: Europe Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Application - Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 42: Europe 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications for the Years 2020 & 2027 FRANCE Table 43: France Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Derivative - Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 44: France 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives for the Years 2020 & 2027 Table 45: France Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Application - Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 46: France 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications for the Years 2020 & 2027 GERMANY Table 47: Germany Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Derivative - Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 48: Germany 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives for the Years 2020 & 2027 Table 49: Germany Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Application - Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 50: Germany 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications for the Years 2020 & 2027 ITALY Table 51: Italy Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Derivative - Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 52: Italy 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives for the Years 2020 & 2027 Table 53: Italy Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Application - Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 54: Italy 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications for the Years 2020 & 2027 UNITED KINGDOM Table 55: UK Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Derivative - Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 56: UK 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives for the Years 2020 & 2027 Table 57: UK Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Application - Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 58: UK 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications for the Years 2020 & 2027 SPAIN Table 59: Spain Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Derivative - Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 60: Spain 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives for the Years 2020 & 2027 Table 61: Spain Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Application - Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 62: Spain 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications for the Years 2020 & 2027 RUSSIA Table 63: Russia Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Derivative - Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 64: Russia 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives for the Years 2020 & 2027 Table 65: Russia Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Application - Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 66: Russia 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications for the Years 2020 & 2027 REST OF EUROPE Table 67: Rest of Europe Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Derivative - Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 68: Rest of Europe 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives for the Years 2020 & 2027 Table 69: Rest of Europe Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Application - Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 70: Rest of Europe 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications for the Years 2020 & 2027 ASIA-PACIFIC Table 71: Asia-Pacific Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Geographic Region - Australia, India, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2020 through 2027 Table 72: Asia-Pacific 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Australia, India, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2020 & 2027 Table 73: Asia-Pacific Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Derivative - Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 74: Asia-Pacific 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives for the Years 2020 & 2027 Table 75: Asia-Pacific Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Application - Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 76: Asia-Pacific 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications for the Years 2020 & 2027 AUSTRALIA Table 77: Australia Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Derivative - Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 78: Australia 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives for the Years 2020 & 2027 Table 79: Australia Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Application - Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 80: Australia 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications for the Years 2020 & 2027 INDIA Table 81: India Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Derivative - Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 82: India 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives for the Years 2020 & 2027 Table 83: India Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Application - Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 84: India 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications for the Years 2020 & 2027 SOUTH KOREA Table 85: South Korea Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Derivative - Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 86: South Korea 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives for the Years 2020 & 2027 Table 87: South Korea Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Application - Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 88: South Korea 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications for the Years 2020 & 2027 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC Table 89: Rest of Asia-Pacific Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Derivative - Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 90: Rest of Asia-Pacific 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives for the Years 2020 & 2027 Table 91: Rest of Asia-Pacific Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Application - Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 92: Rest of Asia-Pacific 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications for the Years 2020 & 2027 LATIN AMERICA Table 93: Latin America Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Geographic Region - Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Rest of Latin America Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for Years 2020 through 2027 Table 94: Latin America 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Rest of Latin America Markets for Years 2020 & 2027 Table 95: Latin America Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Derivative - Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 96: Latin America 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives for the Years 2020 & 2027 Table 97: Latin America Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Application - Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 98: Latin America 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications for the Years 2020 & 2027 ARGENTINA Table 99: Argentina Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Derivative - Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 100: Argentina 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives for the Years 2020 & 2027 Table 101: Argentina Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Application - Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 102: Argentina 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications for the Years 2020 & 2027 BRAZIL Table 103: Brazil Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Derivative - Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 104: Brazil 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Derivative - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives for the Years 2020 & 2027 Table 105: Brazil Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Application - Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Billion for the Years 2020 through 2027 Table 106: Brazil 7-Year Perspective for Bromine by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Flame Retardants, Organic Intermediates, Drilling Fluids, Water Treatment Chemicals and Other Applications for the Years 2020 & 2027 MEXICO Table 107: Mexico Current & Future Analysis for Bromine by Derivative - Organobromines, Clear Brine Fluids, Hydrogen Bromide and Other Derivatives - 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  • Global Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Industry

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    Global Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market to Reach 540. 7 Million Households by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) estimated at 368.New York, Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Global Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Industry" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05069932/?utm_source=GNW 8 Million Households in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of 540.7 Million Households by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 5.6% over the period 2020-2027. The U.S. Market is Estimated at 99.9 Million Households, While China is Forecast to Grow at 8.6% CAGR The Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) market in the U.S. is estimated at 99.9 Million Households in the year 2020. China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of 113.4 Million Households by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 8.6% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 3.1% and 5.1% respectively over the 2020-2027 period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 3.5% CAGR.We bring years of research experience to this 19th edition of our report. The 122-page report presents concise insights into how the pandemic has impacted production and the buy side for 2020 and 2021. A short-term phased recovery by key geography is also addressed. Competitors identified in this market include, among others, * Arelis Group * ARRIS International plc * GS Group * Koninklijke Philips N.V. * Sichuan Changhong Network Technologies Co., Ltd. * STRONG Ges.m.b.H. * Technicolor SA * TechniSat Digital GmbH * TELE System Digital Srl * Televes Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05069932/?utm_source=GNW I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1\. MARKET OVERVIEW Digital Terrestrial TV: An Introductory Prelude Recent Market Activity Governmental Thrust towards Analog Switch Off Drives DTT Deployment Analog Switch-Off in Select Countries TV Digitization Endeavors Trigger Parallel Expansion in DTT Domain Evolution of DTT into a Core Transmission Platform Strengthens Market Prospects Participants in the DTT Ecosystem: An Overview Uptrend in DTT Domain Enhances Market Demand for DTT Receivers Global Competitor Market Shares Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2018 & 2029 Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession 2\. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS Arelis Group (France) ARRIS International plc (USA) GS Group (Russia) Koninklijke Philips N.V. (The Netherlands) Sagemcom (France) Sichuan Changhong Network Technologies Co., Ltd. (China) STRONG Ges.m.b.H. (Switzerland) Technicolor SA (France) TechniSat Digital GmbH (Germany) TELE System Digital Srl (Italy) Televes (Spain) 3\. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS Unmatched Superiority Over Analog TV Generates Substantial Opportunities Myriad Benefits Offered Enhance Image Among Consumers Broadcasters Bet on DTT for Transmission Efficiency DTT Evolves into a Strategic Component for Broadcasters DTT Enhances Flexibility & Efficiency of Broadcast Infrastructure DTT: A Handy Tool for Implementation of Governmental Programs Effective Transmission Standards Drive DTT Growth Comparison of DVB-T, ISDB-T, ATSC and DTMB Standards Worldwide Coverage of Various DTT Standards: A Snapshot DVB-T: The Most Established DTT Standard DVB-T2 Set to Make Massive Gains Best-in-Class Modulation Made Possible by DTT Support for Advanced Compression Technologies Augurs Well Growing Penetration of Connected TV Drives Demand for Pay-DTT Services Soaring Demand for HD and UHD Content Underpins Volume Growth Integrated Tuners Give Stiff Competition to Standalone DTT Receivers Favorable Demographic & Socio-Economic Trends Augur Well Rapid Growth in Urban Households Burgeoning Middle Class Population Rising Living Standards 4\. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE Table 1: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Global Market Estimates and Forecasts in Thousand Households by Region/Country: 2020-2027 Table 2: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Global Retrospective Market Scenario in Thousand Households by Region/Country: 2012-2019 Table 3: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Share Shift across Key Geographies Worldwide: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 III. MARKET ANALYSIS GEOGRAPHIC MARKET ANALYSIS UNITED STATES Market Facts & Figures Market Analytics Table 4: United States Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Estimates and Projections in Thousand Households: 2020 to 2027 Table 5: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in the United States: A Historic Review in Thousand Households for 2012-2019 CANADA Table 6: Canadian Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Estimates and Forecasts in Thousand Households: 2020 to 2027 Table 7: Canadian Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Historic Market Review in Thousand Households: 2012-2019 JAPAN Table 8: Japanese Market for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT): Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in Thousand Households for the Period 2020-2027 Table 9: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in Japan: Historic Sales Analysis in Thousand Households for the Period 2012-2019 CHINA Table 10: Chinese Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Growth Prospects in Thousand Households for the Period 2020-2027 Table 11: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Historic Market Analysis in China in Thousand Households: 2012-2019 EUROPE Market Facts & Figures Market Analytics Table 12: European Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Demand Scenario in Thousand Households by Region/Country: 2020-2027 Table 13: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in Europe: A Historic Market Perspective in Thousand Households by Region/Country for the Period 2012-2019 Table 14: European Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Share Shift by Region/Country: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 FRANCE Table 15: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in France: Estimates and Projections in Thousand Households for the Period 2020-2027 Table 16: French Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Historic Market Scenario in Thousand Households: 2012-2019 GERMANY Table 17: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in Germany: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in Thousand Households for the Period 2020-2027 Table 18: German Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Historic Market Analysis in Thousand Households: 2012-2019 ITALY Table 19: Italian Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Growth Prospects in Thousand Households for the Period 2020-2027 Table 20: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Historic Market Analysis in Italy in Thousand Households: 2012-2019 UNITED KINGDOM Table 21: United Kingdom Market for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT): Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in Thousand Households for the Period 2020-2027 Table 22: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in the United Kingdom: Historic Sales Analysis in Thousand Households for the Period 2012-2019 SPAIN Table 23: Spanish Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Estimates and Forecasts in Thousand Households: 2020 to 2027 Table 24: Spanish Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Historic Market Review in Thousand Households: 2012-2019 RUSSIA Table 25: Russian Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Estimates and Projections in Thousand Households: 2020 to 2027 Table 26: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in Russia: A Historic Review in Thousand Households for 2012-2019 REST OF EUROPE Table 27: Rest of Europe Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Estimates and Forecasts in Thousand Households: 2020-2027 Table 28: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in Rest of Europe in Thousand Households: A Historic Review for the Period 2012-2019 ASIA-PACIFIC Table 29: Asia-Pacific Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Estimates and Forecasts in Thousand Households by Region/Country: 2020-2027 Table 30: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in Asia-Pacific: Historic Market Analysis in Thousand Households by Region/Country for the Period 2012-2019 Table 31: Asia-Pacific Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Share Analysis by Region/Country: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 AUSTRALIA Table 32: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in Australia: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in Thousand Households for the Period 2020-2027 Table 33: Australian Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Historic Market Analysis in Thousand Households: 2012-2019 INDIA Table 34: Indian Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Estimates and Forecasts in Thousand Households: 2020 to 2027 Table 35: Indian Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Historic Market Review in Thousand Households: 2012-2019 SOUTH KOREA Table 36: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in South Korea: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in Thousand Households for the Period 2020-2027 Table 37: South Korean Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Historic Market Analysis in Thousand Households: 2012-2019 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC Table 38: Rest of Asia-Pacific Market for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT): Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in Thousand Households for the Period 2020-2027 Table 39: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in Rest of Asia-Pacific: Historic Sales Analysis in Thousand Households for the Period 2012-2019 LATIN AMERICA Table 40: Latin American Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Trends by Region/Country in Thousand Households: 2020-2027 Table 41: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in Latin America in Thousand Households by Region/Country: A Historic Perspective for the Period 2012-2019 Table 42: Latin American Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Region/Country: 2012, 2020, and 2027 ARGENTINA Table 43: Argentinean Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Estimates and Forecasts in Thousand Households: 2020-2027 Table 44: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in Argentina in Thousand Households: A Historic Review for the Period 2012-2019 BRAZIL Table 45: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in Brazil: Estimates and Projections in Thousand Households for the Period 2020-2027 Table 46: Brazilian Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Historic Market Scenario in Thousand Households: 2012-2019 MEXICO Table 47: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in Mexico: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in Thousand Households for the Period 2020-2027 Table 48: Mexican Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Historic Market Analysis in Thousand Households: 2012-2019 REST OF LATIN AMERICA Table 49: Rest of Latin America Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Estimates and Projections in Thousand Households: 2020 to 2027 Table 50: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in Rest of Latin America: A Historic Review in Thousand Households for 2012-2019 MIDDLE EAST Table 51: The Middle East Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Estimates and Forecasts in Thousand Households by Region/Country: 2020-2027 Table 52: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in the Middle East by Region/Country in Thousand Households: 2012-2019 Table 53: The Middle East Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Share Breakdown by Region/Country: 2012, 2020, and 2027 IRAN Table 54: Iranian Market for Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT): Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in Thousand Households for the Period 2020-2027 Table 55: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in Iran: Historic Sales Analysis in Thousand Households for the Period 2012-2019 ISRAEL Table 56: Israeli Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Estimates and Forecasts in Thousand Households: 2020-2027 Table 57: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in Israel in Thousand Households: A Historic Review for the Period 2012-2019 SAUDI ARABIA Table 58: Saudi Arabian Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Growth Prospects in Thousand Households for the Period 2020-2027 Table 59: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Historic Market Analysis in Saudi Arabia in Thousand Households: 2012-2019 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Table 60: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in the United Arab Emirates: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in Thousand Households for the Period 2020-2027 Table 61: United Arab Emirates Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Historic Market Analysis in Thousand Households: 2012-2019 REST OF MIDDLE EAST Table 62: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in Rest of Middle East: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in Thousand Households for the Period 2020-2027 Table 63: Rest of Middle East Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Historic Market Analysis in Thousand Households: 2012-2019 AFRICA Table 64: African Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market Estimates and Projections in Thousand Households: 2020 to 2027 Table 65: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Market in Africa: A Historic Review in Thousand Households for 2012-2019 IV. COMPETITION Total Companies Profiled: 26 Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05069932/?utm_source=GNW About Reportlinker ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place. __________________________ CONTACT: Clare: clare@reportlinker.com US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001

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  • Global Domain Names Industry

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    Global Domain Names Market to Reach 512. 3 Million Domain Names Registered by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Domain Names estimated at 343. 1 Million Domain Names Registered in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of 512.New York, Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Global Domain Names Industry" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05069934/?utm_source=GNW 3 Million Domain Names Registered by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 5.9% over the period 2020-2027. Generic TLDs, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 5.5% CAGR and reach 309.3 Million Domain Names Registered by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Country Code TLDs segment is readjusted to a revised 6.5% CAGR for the next 7-year period. The U.S. Market is Estimated at 92.9 Million Domain Names Registered, While China is Forecast to Grow at 8.9% CAGR The Domain Names market in the U.S. is estimated at 92.9 Million Domain Names Registered in the year 2020. China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of 107.9 Million Domain Names Registered by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 8.9% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 3.3% and 5.3% respectively over the 2020-2027 period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 3.7% CAGR.We bring years of research experience to this 18th edition of our report. The 366-page report presents concise insights into how the pandemic has impacted production and the buy side for 2020 and 2021. A short-term phased recovery by key geography is also addressed. Competitors identified in this market include, among others, * 1&1 Internet SE * 123 Reg, Ltd. * Afilias Ltd. * Domain.com, LLC * Donuts, Inc. * Enom, Inc. * GMO Internet, Inc. * GoDaddy, Inc. * Key-Systems GmbH * Melbourne IT Group * Minds + Machines Group Ltd. * Moniker Online Services, LLC * Namecheap, Inc. * NeuStar, Inc. * Nominet UK * Register.com * Rightside Group, Ltd. * Shopify, Inc. * Tucows, Inc. * United Domains AG * VeriSign, Inc. * Web.com Group, Inc. * Wix.com, Inc. * Znet Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05069934/?utm_source=GNW I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1\. MARKET OVERVIEW Domain Names: Rapid Internet Penetration in Developing Regions Spurring Industry Growth Recent Market Activity Key Indicators Impacting Domain Name Industry Growth Improving Economy Buoys General Market Optimism Urbanization: A Major Growth Driver Expanding Middle Class Population: Harbinger of Good Times for Domain Industry Mobile Workforce Provides Fertile Ground for Domain Industry Growth Smartphone Adoption, High-Speed Internet Penetration and Bandwidth Expansion Provide the Foundation for Growth Mass Adoption of Cloud Based Apps among the Growing Base of SMBs Worldwide Emerges as a Powerful Driver of Growth Market Outlook Global Competitor Market Shares Domain Names Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2018 & 2029 Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession 2\. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 1&1 Internet AG (Germany) 123 Reg, Ltd. (UK) Afilias Limited (Ireland) ARI Registry Services (Australia) Domain.com, LLC. (USA) Donuts, Inc. (USA) GMO Internet, Inc. (Japan) GoDaddy, Inc. (USA) Key-Systems GmbH (Germany) Melbourne IT Group (Australia) Minds + Machines Group Limited (British Virgin Islands) Moniker Online Services, LLC. (USA) Namecheap, Inc. (USA) NeuStar, Inc. (USA) Nominet UK (UK) Register.com (USA) Rightside Group, Ltd. (USA) Shopify, Inc. (Canada) Tucows, Inc. (Canada) Enom, Inc. (USA) United Domains AG (Germany) VeriSign, Inc. (USA) Web.com Group, Inc. (USA) Wix.com, Inc. (Israel) Znet Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (India) 3\. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS New gTLDS Bump up Registrations Increased Registrations from China Pushing Market Growth Globally New Domain Name Extensions Emerging As Relatively Inexpensive Option com Still Market Leader, But New gTLDs Fast Catching Up Introduction of New gTLDs could Potentially Tilt Balance towards Registrars Exclusive Registry Rights Stifling Competition Despite Hype, Pace of International Domain Names Registrations Yet to Pick Up Emoji Domain Name: A Long Road Lies Ahead Lack of Browser Support Need to Enter Domain Name in Browser Unavailability in Majority of Well-Known Domain Extensions Domain Hijacking - A Real Threat to Domain Name Industry Domain Name Hijacking Measures for Preventing Domain Name Hijacks 4\. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE Table 1: Domain Names Global Market Estimates and Forecasts in Domain Names Registered by Region/Country: 2020-2027 Table 2: Domain Names Global Retrospective Market Scenario in Domain Names Registered by Region/Country: 2012-2019 Table 3: Domain Names Market Share Shift across Key Geographies Worldwide: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 Table 4: Generic TLDs (Type) World Market by Region/Country in Domain Names Registered: 2020 to 2027 Table 5: Generic TLDs (Type) Historic Market Analysis by Region/Country in Domain Names Registered: 2012 to 2019 Table 6: Generic TLDs (Type) Market Share Breakdown of Worldwide Sales by Region/Country: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 Table 7: Country Code TLDs (Type) Potential Growth Markets Worldwide in Domain Names Registered: 2020 to 2027 Table 8: Country Code TLDs (Type) Historic Market Perspective by Region/Country in Domain Names Registered: 2012 to 2019 Table 9: Country Code TLDs (Type) Market Sales Breakdown by Region/Country in Percentage: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 III. MARKET ANALYSIS GEOGRAPHIC MARKET ANALYSIS UNITED STATES Market Facts & Figures US Domain Names Market Share (in %) by Company: 2018 & 2025 Market Analytics Table 10: United States Domain Names Market Estimates and Projections in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2020 to 2027 Table 11: Domain Names Market in the United States by Type: A Historic Review in Domain Names Registered for 2012-2019 Table 12: United States Domain Names Market Share Breakdown by Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 CANADA Table 13: Canadian Domain Names Market Estimates and Forecasts in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2020 to 2027 Table 14: Canadian Domain Names Historic Market Review by Type in Domain Names Registered: 2012-2019 Table 15: Domain Names Market in Canada: Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Type for 2012, 2020, and 2027 JAPAN Table 16: Japanese Market for Domain Names: Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in Domain Names Registered by Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 17: Domain Names Market in Japan: Historic Sales Analysis in Domain Names Registered by Type for the Period 2012-2019 Table 18: Japanese Domain Names Market Share Analysis by Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 CHINA Table 19: Chinese Domain Names Market Growth Prospects in Domain Names Registered by Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 20: Domain Names Historic Market Analysis in China in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2012-2019 Table 21: Chinese Domain Names Market by Type: Percentage Breakdown of Sales for 2012, 2020, and 2027 EUROPE Market Facts & Figures European Domain Names Market: Competitor Market Share Scenario (in %) for 2018 & 2025 Market Analytics Table 22: European Domain Names Market Demand Scenario in Domain Names Registered by Region/Country: 2020-2027 Table 23: Domain Names Market in Europe: A Historic Market Perspective in Domain Names Registered by Region/Country for the Period 2012-2019 Table 24: European Domain Names Market Share Shift by Region/Country: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 Table 25: European Domain Names Market Estimates and Forecasts in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2020-2027 Table 26: Domain Names Market in Europe in Domain Names Registered by Type: A Historic Review for the Period 2012-2019 Table 27: European Domain Names Market Share Breakdown by Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 FRANCE Table 28: Domain Names Market in France by Type: Estimates and Projections in Domain Names Registered for the Period 2020-2027 Table 29: French Domain Names Historic Market Scenario in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2012-2019 Table 30: French Domain Names Market Share Analysis by Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 GERMANY Table 31: Domain Names Market in Germany: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in Domain Names Registered by Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 32: German Domain Names Historic Market Analysis in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2012-2019 Table 33: German Domain Names Market Share Breakdown by Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 ITALY Table 34: Italian Domain Names Market Growth Prospects in Domain Names Registered by Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 35: Domain Names Historic Market Analysis in Italy in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2012-2019 Table 36: Italian Domain Names Market by Type: Percentage Breakdown of Sales for 2012, 2020, and 2027 UNITED KINGDOM Table 37: United Kingdom Market for Domain Names: Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in Domain Names Registered by Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 38: Domain Names Market in the United Kingdom: Historic Sales Analysis in Domain Names Registered by Type for the Period 2012-2019 Table 39: United Kingdom Domain Names Market Share Analysis by Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 SPAIN Table 40: Spanish Domain Names Market Estimates and Forecasts in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2020 to 2027 Table 41: Spanish Domain Names Historic Market Review by Type in Domain Names Registered: 2012-2019 Table 42: Domain Names Market in Spain: Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Type for 2012, 2020, and 2027 RUSSIA Table 43: Russian Domain Names Market Estimates and Projections in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2020 to 2027 Table 44: Domain Names Market in Russia by Type: A Historic Review in Domain Names Registered for 2012-2019 Table 45: Russian Domain Names Market Share Breakdown by Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 REST OF EUROPE Table 46: Rest of Europe Domain Names Market Estimates and Forecasts in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2020-2027 Table 47: Domain Names Market in Rest of Europe in Domain Names Registered by Type: A Historic Review for the Period 2012-2019 Table 48: Rest of Europe Domain Names Market Share Breakdown by Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 ASIA-PACIFIC Table 49: Asia-Pacific Domain Names Market Estimates and Forecasts in Domain Names Registered by Region/Country: 2020-2027 Table 50: Domain Names Market in Asia-Pacific: Historic Market Analysis in Domain Names Registered by Region/Country for the Period 2012-2019 Table 51: Asia-Pacific Domain Names Market Share Analysis by Region/Country: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 Table 52: Domain Names Market in Asia-Pacific by Type: Estimates and Projections in Domain Names Registered for the Period 2020-2027 Table 53: Asia-Pacific Domain Names Historic Market Scenario in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2012-2019 Table 54: Asia-Pacific Domain Names Market Share Analysis by Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 AUSTRALIA Table 55: Domain Names Market in Australia: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in Domain Names Registered by Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 56: Australian Domain Names Historic Market Analysis in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2012-2019 Table 57: Australian Domain Names Market Share Breakdown by Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 INDIA Table 58: Indian Domain Names Market Estimates and Forecasts in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2020 to 2027 Table 59: Indian Domain Names Historic Market Review by Type in Domain Names Registered: 2012-2019 Table 60: Domain Names Market in India: Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Type for 2012, 2020, and 2027 SOUTH KOREA Table 61: Domain Names Market in South Korea: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in Domain Names Registered by Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 62: South Korean Domain Names Historic Market Analysis in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2012-2019 Table 63: Domain Names Market Share Distribution in South Korea by Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC Table 64: Rest of Asia-Pacific Market for Domain Names: Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in Domain Names Registered by Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 65: Domain Names Market in Rest of Asia-Pacific: Historic Sales Analysis in Domain Names Registered by Type for the Period 2012-2019 Table 66: Rest of Asia-Pacific Domain Names Market Share Analysis by Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 LATIN AMERICA Table 67: Latin American Domain Names Market Trends by Region/Country in Domain Names Registered: 2020-2027 Table 68: Domain Names Market in Latin America in Domain Names Registered by Region/Country: A Historic Perspective for the Period 2012-2019 Table 69: Latin American Domain Names Market Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Region/Country: 2012, 2020, and 2027 Table 70: Latin American Domain Names Market Growth Prospects in Domain Names Registered by Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 71: Domain Names Historic Market Analysis in Latin America in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2012-2019 Table 72: Latin American Domain Names Market by Type: Percentage Breakdown of Sales for 2012, 2020, and 2027 ARGENTINA Table 73: Argentinean Domain Names Market Estimates and Forecasts in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2020-2027 Table 74: Domain Names Market in Argentina in Domain Names Registered by Type: A Historic Review for the Period 2012-2019 Table 75: Argentinean Domain Names Market Share Breakdown by Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 BRAZIL Table 76: Domain Names Market in Brazil by Type: Estimates and Projections in Domain Names Registered for the Period 2020-2027 Table 77: Brazilian Domain Names Historic Market Scenario in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2012-2019 Table 78: Brazilian Domain Names Market Share Analysis by Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 MEXICO Table 79: Domain Names Market in Mexico: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in Domain Names Registered by Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 80: Mexican Domain Names Historic Market Analysis in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2012-2019 Table 81: Mexican Domain Names Market Share Breakdown by Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 REST OF LATIN AMERICA Table 82: Rest of Latin America Domain Names Market Estimates and Projections in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2020 to 2027 Table 83: Domain Names Market in Rest of Latin America by Type: A Historic Review in Domain Names Registered for 2012-2019 Table 84: Rest of Latin America Domain Names Market Share Breakdown by Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 MIDDLE EAST Table 85: The Middle East Domain Names Market Estimates and Forecasts in Domain Names Registered by Region/Country: 2020-2027 Table 86: Domain Names Market in the Middle East by Region/Country in Domain Names Registered: 2012-2019 Table 87: The Middle East Domain Names Market Share Breakdown by Region/Country: 2012, 2020, and 2027 Table 88: The Middle East Domain Names Market Estimates and Forecasts in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2020 to 2027 Table 89: The Middle East Domain Names Historic Market by Type in Domain Names Registered: 2012-2019 Table 90: Domain Names Market in the Middle East: Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Type for 2012,2020, and 2027 IRAN Table 91: Iranian Market for Domain Names: Annual Sales Estimates and Projections in Domain Names Registered by Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 92: Domain Names Market in Iran: Historic Sales Analysis in Domain Names Registered by Type for the Period 2012-2019 Table 93: Iranian Domain Names Market Share Analysis by Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 ISRAEL Table 94: Israeli Domain Names Market Estimates and Forecasts in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2020-2027 Table 95: Domain Names Market in Israel in Domain Names Registered by Type: A Historic Review for the Period 2012-2019 Table 96: Israeli Domain Names Market Share Breakdown by Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 SAUDI ARABIA Table 97: Saudi Arabian Domain Names Market Growth Prospects in Domain Names Registered by Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 98: Domain Names Historic Market Analysis in Saudi Arabia in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2012-2019 Table 99: Saudi Arabian Domain Names Market by Type: Percentage Breakdown of Sales for 2012, 2020, and 2027 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Table 100: Domain Names Market in the United Arab Emirates: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in Domain Names Registered by Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 101: United Arab Emirates Domain Names Historic Market Analysis in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2012-2019 Table 102: Domain Names Market Share Distribution in United Arab Emirates by Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 REST OF MIDDLE EAST Table 103: Domain Names Market in Rest of Middle East: Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis in Domain Names Registered by Type for the Period 2020-2027 Table 104: Rest of Middle East Domain Names Historic Market Analysis in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2012-2019 Table 105: Rest of Middle East Domain Names Market Share Breakdown by Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 AFRICA Table 106: African Domain Names Market Estimates and Projections in Domain Names Registered by Type: 2020 to 2027 Table 107: Domain Names Market in Africa by Type: A Historic Review in Domain Names Registered for 2012-2019 Table 108: African Domain Names Market Share Breakdown by Type: 2012 VS 2020 VS 2027 IV. COMPETITION Total Companies Profiled: 228 Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05069934/?utm_source=GNW About Reportlinker ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place. __________________________ CONTACT: Clare: clare@reportlinker.com US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 10:32:00 -0400
  • Coronavirus dims Mexico's bright Day of the Dead celebration

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    Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebration this weekend won’t be the same in a year so marked by death, in a country where more than 90,000 people have died of COVID-19. Many of those had to be cremated rather than buried, and even for those with gravesides to visit, the pandemic has forced authorities in most parts of Mexico to close cemeteries to prevent the traditional Nov. 1-2 observances when entire families clean and decorate tombs, cover them with orange marigolds, light candles and chat with their deceased relatives, perhaps over a glass of their favorite beverage. On Sunday, many residents of the impoverished suburb of Valle de Chalco, east of Mexico City, visited to a recently opened overflow section of the local cemetery to clean the simple graves of their loved ones — many still just marked by dirt mounds — because they had heard the graveyards would be closed on the actual holiday.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 10:01:03 -0400
  • State and Federal Government ‘Work From Home’ Rosters Surged 491 Percent During Pandemic, Raising Security Concerns Among Agency Leaders

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    Osterman Research Survey Further Revealed that Iran Ranked as an Unlikely Election Security Threat; Since Pandemic Started Cyberattacks Increased to an Average of 203 Per Month; 56 Percent Reported Security Budget Increases; Threat Intelligence Emerged as a Priority Nation State Election Security Cyberthreats 48% of respondents said they are “very to extremely” concerned that malicious cyber activities may disrupt state-level election operations next week. When asked which countries were likely to cause trouble, Russia came in at the top (77%), China was second (62%), followed by Iran (41%). It is worth noting that the survey took place prior to the FBI and Office of the DNI announcing that Iran had conducted a malicious, email-based misinformation campaign aimed at voters in Florida.REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anomali, a leader in intelligence-driven cybersecurity solutions, today published the first edition of the Osterman Government Cybersecurity Index. The survey and research report reveals what 297 key security and IT leaders across United States federal and state government agencies are up against as they face the double impact of cybersecurity challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 Election. The index provides information that anyone involved in securing government systems and data can use to improve the efficacy of their security operations as they enter into the days leading into Nov. 3 and continue to face the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19.Findings showed that since the pandemic began and then leading into election season, there were some considerable shifts among this group’s concerns, working environments and priorities. Among the top findings: * Prior to COVID-19, 11 percent of government employees worked from home, since the pandemic started, that percentage jumped to 65 (a 491 percent overall increase). Sixty percent of respondents reported that employees working from home in an insecure manner has become one of their top concerns. * Sixty-one percent of respondents said that since the pandemic started, not having the right solutions in place to secure data and other assets has become one of their primary worries. * Misinformation campaigns have skyrocketed as a top concern. Three percent of those surveyed said that prior to the pandemic, these were a serious threat. They are now considered to be a substantial security problem by 17 percent of respondents (a 467 percent overall increase). * Since the start of the pandemic, concern over some of the most common and damaging threats declined considerably. Worry about phishing dropped 10 percent, concern over insider threats lowered seven percent, fear of hacking went down four percent. * The number of cyberattacks government agencies are dealing with spiked significantly as have the number of breaches they’re experiencing. In 2019, the average number of threats and attacks government agencies experienced per month was 145. Since the pandemic began, the average jumped to 203, a 40% increase. In 2019, government agencies experienced an average of 112 breaches per month. Since the onset of COVID-19, this number has risen to 180, a 61% increase. * When asked about the priority level of 13 essential solutions before and after the pandemic started, eight increased in importance by 5 percent or more, including fraud detection and prevention, vulnerability management, application security, threat detection, endpoint protection, secure web gateways, SIEM, and threat intelligence. * Fifty-six percent of respondents said that since the pandemic started, their security budgets had increased. Thirty-seven percent said they remained the same. Only seven percent said their budgets had decreased. * Forty-eight percent of respondents said they are “very to extremely” concerned that malicious cyber activities may disrupt state-level election operations next week. When asked which countries were likely to cause trouble, Russia came in at the top (77 percent), China was second (62 percent), followed by Iran (41 percent). It is worth noting that the survey took place prior to the FBI and Office of the DNI announcing that Iran had conducted a malicious, email-based misinformation campaign aimed at voters in Florida. “Government agencies may be in the middle of the most challenging IT and cyberthreat period they’ve faced. They knew the 2020 Election would test their mettle but never imagined that they’d also be dealing with the pandemic’s long and troublesome tail at the same time,” said Hugh Njemanze, CEO, Anomali. “To help leaders and front-line IT and cybersecurity workers improve their operations while in the midst of this difficult time, we commissioned this research to help them understand the common struggles that they and their peers are up against and how others in the industry are prioritizing security technologies in response.”“The combination of a pandemic and an election year has significantly heightened the need for better security technologies and protocols in the government space,” noted Michael Osterman, Principal Analyst of Osterman Research. “Nowhere is this more apparent than in the concerns that government decision makers express about potential misinformation campaigns aimed at impacting the election process this year.”To read the full survey results and analysis, download the Osterman Government Cybersecurity Index.Survey Methodology Osterman Research polled 297 respondents across federal and state government agencies in the United States. The majority of organizations surveyed are state agencies of various types and sizes. Agencies average 1,130 employees and 1,093 email users, putting them on par with small enterprise organizations. Fifteen percent of respondents are CISOs, 47 percent are IT directors, and 38 percent are security directors.Twitter: https://twitter.com/Anomali LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/anomali/ Blog: https://www.anomali.com/blogAbout Osterman Research Osterman Research is an industry analysis firm focused on researching and reporting on the technologies and processes that enable communication and collaboration in the workplace. We conduct surveys on a regular basis with decision makers and influencers to understand how organizations manage their cybersecurity, archiving of business information, and protection of information assets. The company was established in 2001 and is based near Bellevue, Washington.About Anomali Anomali is the leader in intelligence-driven cybersecurity. More than 1,500 public and private sector organizations rely on Anomali to see and detect threats more quickly, reduce the risk of security breaches, and improve security operations productivity. Anomali solutions serve customers around the world in nearly every major industry vertical, including many of the Global 2000. As an early threat intelligence innovator, Anomali was founded in 2013 and is backed by leading venture firms including GV, Paladin Capital Group, In-Q-Tel, Institutional Venture Partners, and General Catalyst. Learn more at www.anomali.com.Anomali News Contact Joe Franscella news@anomali.comA photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7828be18-e85b-43bb-93f3-4be9f7b9dcbf

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  • "HealthBuddy COVID-19" Mobile App Now Available in Apple, Google Play Stores

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    WHAT: UNICEF and EPAM's new 'HealthBuddy COVID-19' chatbot app—developed by the United Nations Children's Fund/Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (UNICEF ECARO), as a reliable source of information and advice related to COVID-19—is now available to download in the Apple and Google Play app stores.

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  • Wisconsin Republican Party says hackers stole $2.3 million

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    Hackers have stolen $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party's account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party's chairman told The Associated Press on Thursday. The party noticed the suspicious activity on Oct. 22 and contacted the FBI on Friday, said Republican Party Chairman Andrew Hitt. Hitt said the FBI is investigating.

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  • UK car production has worst September since 1995

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    The drop is concerning as the end of the Brexit transition period looms, says industry body.

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  • Global Maritime Analytics Market (2020 to 2027) - by Application, End-user and Geography

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    Dublin, Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Maritime Analytics Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis by Application (Optimal Route Mapping, Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics, Pricing Insights, Vessel Safety and Security, and Others) and End User (Commercial and Military); and Geography" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. According to this report the global maritime analytics market was valued at US$ 894.28million in 2019 and is expected to reach US$ 1,833.50 million by 2027; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 10.0% during 2020-2027.The report highlights key factors driving the market growth, and prominent players and their developments in the market. In today's digital age, the competition in various industries including maritime industry is very high and companies are continuously investing in solutions that could help them enhance operational productivity while reducing the overall costs. Hence, the demand for advanced solutions such as maritime data analytics has been growing at an impressive pace among commercial shippers and other end users. In shipping industry, big data issued to manage sensors on the ship and to perform predictive analysis to avoid any delays and to increase efficiency. Enhanced decision making owing to insights obtained by big data is actively being implemented to avoid and predict additional cost and it can be utilized across the ship's lifecycle. Hamburg Port (Germany), Port of Cartagena (Columbia), Port of Rotterdam (The Netherlands), and several ports in South East Asia are actively using big data analytics solutions for their port and terminal operations. In June 2020, Windward, a maritime analytics company announced a new partnership with BP Shipping. Under this partnership, the company will deliver behavioral analytics data and other related insights to help BP Shipping in digitizing its trade practices related to sanctions compliance. Predictive analytics solutions have the capability to transform the shipping industry by enhancing overall shipping operations, improving ship's safety, and ensuring environment protection. Additionally, the high level of customizability offered by these solutions depending on the specific needs of any port or shipping company is expected to fuel the demand during the forecast period. With rising globalization, the demand for goods transportation will grow substantially in the coming years. Hence, the demand for advanced data processing techniques and predictive analytics will also rise among maritime companies to maximize time efficiency and cost savings. These factors are driving the demand for maritime analytics globally. COVID-19 Impact on Maritime Analytics Market According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the US, Turkey, Brazil, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, the UK, Russia, Iran, India, and China are some of the worst affected countries due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the industries worldwide, and the global economy is anticipated to take the worst hit in 2020,which is likely to continue in 2021 as well. The outbreak has created significant disruptions in various industries, such as logistics, marine, and e-commerce. Logistics and transportation is an essential element for the smooth operations of any industry including FMCG, healthcare, retail, and automotive, among others, where shipping contributes a substantial share in the global logistics and transportation sector. The interruption in supply chains and logistics operations due to COVID-19 outbreak is affecting the growth of key shipping industry players operating globally. Reasons to Buy * Save and reduce time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the growth, size, leading players and segments in the global maritime analytics market * Highlights key business priorities in order to assist companies to realign their business strategies * The key findings and recommendations highlight crucial progressive industry trends in the global maritime analytics market, thereby allowing players across the value chain to develop effective long-term strategies * Develop/modify business expansion plans by using substantial growth offering developed and emerging markets * Scrutinize in-depth global market trends and outlook coupled with the factors driving the market, as well as those hindering it * Enhance the decision-making process by understanding the strategies that underpin commercial interest with respect to client products, segmentation, pricing and distributionKey Topics Covered: 1\. Introduction 1.1 Study Scope 1.2 Report Guidance 1.3 Market Segmentation 2\. Key Takeaways 3\. Research Methodology 3.1 Coverage 3.2 Secondary Research 3.3 Primary Research 4\. Maritime Analytics Market Landscape 4.1 Market Overview 4.2 PEST Analysis 4.2.1 North America - PEST Analysis 4.2.2 Europe - PEST Analysis 4.2.3 APAC - PEST Analysis 4.2.4 MEA - PEST Analysis 4.2.5 SAM - PEST Analysis 4.3 Ecosystem Analysis 5\. Maritime Analytics -Market Dynamics 5.1 Market Drivers 5.1.1 Rising Trend of Digitalization in Global Shipping Industry 5.1.2 Increasing Demand for Enhanced Maritime Operations Through Data Analytics 5.2 Market Restraints 5.2.1 Concerns Related to Cybersecurity and Lack of Skilled Workforce 5.3 Market Opportunities 5.3.1 Developing Regions to Drive Future Growth 5.4 Future Trends 5.4.1 Advanced Technologies to Transform Maritime Industry 5.5 Impact Analysis of Drivers and Restraints 6\. Maritime Analytics Market - Global Analysis 6.1 Global Maritime Analytics Market Overview 6.2 Maritime Analytics Market - Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million) 6.3 Market Positioning - Global Market Players Ranking 7\. Maritime Analytics Market Analysis - By Application 7.1 Overview 7.2 Maritime Analytics Market Breakdown, by Application, 2019 & 2027 7.3 Optimal Route Mapping 7.3.1 Overview 7.3.2 Optimal Route Mapping: Maritime Analytics Market Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million) 7.4 Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics 7.4.1 Overview 7.4.2 Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics: Maritime Analytics Market Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million) 7.5 Pricing Insights 7.5.1 Overview 7.5.2 Pricing Insights: Maritime Analytics Market Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million) 7.6 Vessel Safety and Security 7.6.1 Overview 7.6.2 Vessel Safety and Security: Maritime Analytics Market Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million) 7.7 Others 7.7.1 Overview 7.7.2 Others: Maritime Analytics Market Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million) 8\. Maritime Analytics Market Analysis - By End User 8.1 Overview 8.2 Maritime Analytics Market Breakdown, by End User, 2019 & 2027 8.3 Commercial 8.3.1 Overview 8.3.2 Commercial: Maritime Analytics Market Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million) 8.4 Military 8.4.1 Overview 8.4.2 Military: Maritime Analytics Market Revenue and Forecast to 2027 (US$ Million) 9\. Maritime Analytics Market - Geographic Analysis 9.1 Overview 9.2 North America: Maritime Analytics Market 9.3 Europe: Maritime Analytics Market 9.4 APAC: Maritime Analytics Market 9.5 MEA: Maritime Analytics Market 9.6 SAM: Maritime Analytics Market 10\. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic 10.1 North America 10.2 Europe 10.3 Asia-Pacific 10.4 Middle East and Africa 10.5 South America 11\. Global Maritime Analytics Market-Industry Landscape 11.1 Overview 11.2 Market Initiative 11.3 New Development 11.4 Merger and Acquisition 12\. Company Profiles 12.1 ABB Ltd. 12.1.1 Key Facts 12.1.2 Business Description 12.1.3 Products and Services 12.1.4 Financial Overview 12.1.5 SWOT Analysis 12.1.6 Key Developments 12.2 exact Earth Ltd. 12.2.1 Key Facts 12.2.2 Business Description 12.2.3 Products and Services 12.2.4 Financial Overview 12.2.5 SWOT Analysis 12.2.6 Key Developments 12.3 Itransition 12.3.1 Key Facts 12.3.2 Business Description 12.3.3 Products and Services 12.3.4 Financial Overview 12.3.5 SWOT Analysis 12.3.6 Key Developments 12.4 Planet Labs Inc. 12.4.1 Key Facts 12.4.2 Business Description 12.4.3 Products and Services 12.4.4 Financial Overview 12.4.5 SWOT Analysis 12.4.6 Key Developments 12.5 ShipNet 12.5.1 Key Facts 12.5.2 Business Description 12.5.3 Products and Services 12.5.4 Financial Overview 12.5.5 SWOT Analysis 12.5.6 Key Developments 12.6 SparkCognition 12.6.1 Key Facts 12.6.2 Business Description 12.6.3 Products and Services 12.6.4 Financial Overview 12.6.5 SWOT Analysis 12.6.6 Key Developments 12.7 Spire Global 12.7.1 Key Facts 12.7.2 Business Description 12.7.3 Products and Services 12.7.4 Financial Overview 12.7.5 SWOT Analysis 12.7.6 Key Developments 12.8 SINAY SAS 12.8.1 Key Facts 12.8.2 Business Description 12.8.3 Products and Services 12.8.4 Financial Overview 12.8.5 SWOT Analysis 12.8.6 Key Developments 12.9 Windward Ltd 12.9.1 Key Facts 12.9.2 Business Description 12.9.3 Products and Services 12.9.4 Financial Overview 12.9.5 SWOT Analysis 12.9.6 Key Developments 12.10 Prisma Electronics SA 12.10.1 Key Facts 12.10.2 Business Description 12.10.3 Products and Services 12.10.4 Financial Overview 12.10.5 SWOT Analysis 12.10.6 Key Developments 13\. Appendix 13.1 About the Publisher 13.2 Word Index For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/7y10x7Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research. CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager press@researchandmarkets.com 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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  • Will Russia influence the American vote?

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    The idea that someone recently tried to influence Americans to vote for a particular candidate by sending them threatening emails may sound outlandish – as might federal officials’ allegation that the Iranian government is behind those messages. But U.S. voters should prepare for even more strange and unexpected examples of information warfare that manipulate, distort or destroy election-related information between now and Election Day – and perhaps beyond that, depending on whether there are questions about who may have won the presidency.Since 2016, Americans have learned that foreign interests attempt to affect the outcomes of presidential elections, including with social media postings and television ads.As a scholar of Russian cyber operations, I know other nations, and Russia in particular, will go to extreme measures to influence people and destabilize democracy in the U.S. and elsewhere. Be on guardHere is what to look out for.Other measures the Russians could still take include announcements aimed at influencing the vote, such as leaked emails and documents that may not be authentic. Also, watch for claims that hackers have gained access to, or manipulated, state or local election systems. It doesn’t have to be true for people to become worried, uncertain and untrusting of election results. Be prepared to see ransomware attacks – software that seizes control of key computers and demands a ransom to unlock the system – on precincts in key battleground states, which may not aim to alter the vote, but rather stall the vote count and certification. A mid-October ransomware attack on Hall County, Georgia, government networks interrupted phone service and some computer systems, including a database used to verify voters’ signatures.Anything can happen – but Americans can be ready to skeptically and critically examine any announcements of attempted, or claims of successful, election interference. Misleading propagandaThe real goal of information warriors – no matter where they are from, even beyond Russia and Iran – is to make it hard for Americans to know what is real.In 2016, for instance, Russian disinformation operations created fake social media accounts claiming to be U.S. citizens, in hopes of spreading political division and conflict. They portrayed Hillary Clinton as weak and corrupt, which damaged her support among voters. In this election cycle, the information warfare is more sophisticated. Russian-made propaganda has portrayed Joe Biden as incompetent and corrupt – but has also claimed that U.S. democracy is failing. Examples include an episode on a Kremlin-controlled Sputnik show titled “How much money to buy the presidency? Bloomberg tries to find out” and an episode called “Iowa Caucus Chaos: People are Losing Confidence in Election Results” on its sibling Russia Today video network. These outlets are available across the U.S. on radio, cable and satellite TV systems, and online – including on conservative websites. Russian information warriors are impersonating real advocacy groups. They even created a now-defunct news website named Peace Data, which used fake names and photos for its editors, but hired unsuspecting real journalists as freelancers and ordered them to write stories critical of Biden, discussing corruption, abuse of power and human rights violations.Some of the stories were also hostile to Trump, which indicates that the main goal remains to sow division in the United States. Visible responsesFortunately, businesses, federal cybersecurity officials and intelligence leaders are signaling that they are more willing than they were in 2016 to sound the alarm about foreign interference in the U.S. presidential election.For instance, in August, the National Security Agency warned the cybsersecurity community about malicious software written by the Russian military, including details of the military unit involved, as well as advice on how system administrators can protect their networks and servers.And in September, Microsoft reported that a Russian hacking group has attempted to intrude into the digital files of at least 200 organizations tied to the 2020 U.S. election. It targeted political campaigns, advocacy groups, parties and political consultants. Affiliated with Russian military intelligence, this is the same group that hacked and leaked damaging Democratic Party emails in 2016. In late October, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and FBI Director Christopher Wray alleged that Russia and Iran had obtained U.S. voter registration information, at least some of which is publicly available. They also claimed – without offering evidence – that Iran is responsible for sending threatening emails to voters in as many as four states, including Florida and Alaska, that reportedly said “You will vote for Trump on Election Day or we will come after you.”Big technology platforms have also taken steps to fight disinformation. Facebook took down a network of fake accounts linked to Russian military intelligence. Facebook will not post political ads in the week week before Election Day and Google will reject all election-related ads after Election Day to prevent false claims. Twitter has also shut down accounts that it could reliably attribute to Russian-sponsored entities. And Twitter has sought to slow the spread of posts by limiting retweeting – though that has concerned Republicans, who fear this measure will stifle conservatives’ speech. Post-vote chaosThe week after Election Day could be volatile, especially if mail-in ballots are slow to be counted and results appear to change as the count continues. Russia could use social media accounts that have not yet been detected to push reports of voter suppression or ballot fraud, trying to convince the public that election results are somehow inaccurate. U.S. Cyber Command might take Russian troll servers offline, as it did during the 2018 U.S. midterm election.Meanwhile, voters can protect themselves by being skeptical of urgent or alarming claims in online media, and by remembering that they may be targets of disinformation campaigns. U.S. security agency efforts might stop Russia from altering the vote count, but sowing discord about its integrity could be enough to serve Russia’s goal of undermining democracy.[Expertise in your inbox. Sign up for The Conversation’s newsletter and get expert takes on today’s news, every day.]This article is republished from The Conversation, a nonprofit news site dedicated to sharing ideas from academic experts. It was written by: Scott Jasper, Naval Postgraduate School.Read more: * How the Russian government used disinformation and cyber warfare in 2016 election – an ethical hacker explains * Countering Russian disinformation the Baltic nations’ wayScott Jasper does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

    Thu, 29 Oct 2020 08:31:51 -0400
  • To save threatened plants and animals, restore habitat on farms, ranches and other working lands

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    The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big ideaRestoring native habitats to at least 20% of the world’s land currently being used by humans for farming, ranching and forestry is necessary to protect biodiversity and slow species loss, according to a newly published study conducted by a team of environmental scientists including us. Our analysis found that this can be done in ways that minimize trade-offs and could even make farms more productive by helping to control pests, enhancing crop pollination and preventing losses of nutrients and water from soil. These working landscapes can still be grazed, mowed, harvested or burned, as long as these activities sustain or restore native species diversity.So-called “zero-net-loss policies” would prevent any further destruction or conversion of wild lands on developed property. There are creative and experimental options for the most heavily cultivated regions, such as incorporating strips of prairie plants into crop fields across the U.S. Midwest or planting flower strips to restore pollinators in Switzerland.Only 38% of the 82 countries we reviewed have national laws requiring native habitat on working lands. Most were in Europe and required that just 5% be kept wild. In many countries only forest habitats are regulated, while grasslands and other highly threatened landscapes are ignored. These decisions are driven by politics, economics and cultural values, but overall they lack clear scientific guidelines. Why it mattersRestoring habitat creates homes for wildlife, but it also contributes to human well-being and supports all life on Earth. Native vegetation prevents erosion and purifies the water we drink and the air we breathe. It sequesters carbon, mitigating climate change, and acts as a buffer against flooding, landslides and storms. The wildlife species that move in may pollinate crops or control pests.For more than a century, conservationists have worked to save threatened species by protecting them within large national parks and refuges. This clearly hasn’t been enough: The Earth is losing plants and animals at more than 100 times the normal rate, in what some scientists believe is the Earth’s sixth mass extinction event. [The Conversation’s newsletter explains what’s going on with the coronavirus pandemic. Subscribe now.]Under the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity, an international treaty ratified by 196 nations, countries have pledged to conserve 17% of the planet’s land area in protected zones by 2020. So far, they have failed to meet that target. Now many conservationists are proposing an expanded effort that would conserve as much as 30% of land by 2030, and as much as half by 2050. Where will all this land come from?With global land use expanding and becoming more intensive and dominated by monocultures, there is an urgent need to conserve and restore native species outside of protected areas – within landscapes managed for people. What’s nextThough the benefits are many and there are numerous successful restoration models to draw upon, wild habitats continue to be degraded, razed and eliminated. Preventing, stopping and reversing the degradation of ecosystems is also an essential strategy for meeting United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and commitments for the U.N. Decade on Ecosystem Restoration that launches next year. Critical policy opportunities are just ahead. Europeans are now deciding how much agricultural land to devote to “landscape and habitat features.” New conservation targets will be part of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework negotiated at next spring’s 15th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Its ambitious global vision is nothing less than “living in harmony with nature” by 2050.This article is republished from The Conversation, a nonprofit news site dedicated to sharing ideas from academic experts. It was written by: Lucas Alejandro Garibaldi, Universidad Nacional de Rio Negro; Claire Kremen, University of British Columbia; Erle C. Ellis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Sandra Díaz, Setting aside half the Earth for ‘rewilding’: the ethical dimension* What does it mean to preserve nature in the Age of Humans?Lucas Garibaldi receives funding from Universidad Nacional de Río Negro (UNRN), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), y Fondo para la Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (FONCYT).Claire Kremen receives funding from Investment Agriculture Foundation (BC), World Wildlife Fund ((US), MITACS, NSERC, National Science Foundation (US) and Army Research Office (US), She is affiliated with Center for Climate-Based Solutions, Conservation International and Xerces Society. Erle C. Ellis has received funding from the National Science Foundation and is a Fellow of the Global Land Programme and a Senior Fellow of the Breakthrough Institute.Sandra Díaz does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

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  • 1.15 Billion 5G Smartphones by 2025 and 35 Other Transformative Technology Stats You Need to Know

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    The world is faced with major instability caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. presidential election, Brexit, global trade wars, and many other societal currents. These headwinds are forcing companies and industry sectors to accelerate their digital transformations in order to survive and compete. In its new whitepaper, The 36 Transformative Technology Stats You Need to Know for 2021, global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research has combined these two facts to identify and highlight the lesser known stats that illuminate the direction in which digital transformation is truly heading.

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  • 1.15 Billion 5G Smartphones by 2025 and 35 Other Transformative Technology Stats You Need to Know

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    The world is faced with major instability caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. presidential election, Brexit, global trade wars, and many other societal currents. These headwinds are forcing companies and industry sectors to accelerate their digital transformations in order to survive and compete. In its new whitepaper, The 36 Transformative Technology Stats You Need to Know for 2021, global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research has combined these two facts to identify and highlight the lesser known stats that illuminate the direction in which digital transformation is truly heading.

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  • Aptive Environmental Pest Control Caps Record-Breaking Summer with Three Awards

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    Provo Pest Control Company Named 13th Fastest Growing Company in Utah, Twice Among Emerging ElitePROVO, Utah, Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Founded in 2015, Aptive Environmental today announced it is the recipient of three awards in its home state of Utah, capping a record-breaking summer and reaffirming it as one of the fastest growing pest control companies in the U.S. Named the 13th Fastest Growing Company by Utah Valley Business Q Magazine and among the “Emerging Elite” by MountainWest Capital Network and Utah Business Magazine, the recognition demonstrates Aptive’s commitment to its customers, employees and the strength of Utah’s economy after phenomenal growth in an unprecedented year. “There’s no denying that 2020 has presented businesses, consumers and families across the globe with challenges unlike any other, which is just one reason why these home-state awards and our success to date is so rewarding,” said Vess Pearson, CEO of Aptive Environmental. “At the onset of this pandemic, we knew we would need to take a different approach to the unique challenge in front of us, just as we’ve done with our business as a whole, and we couldn’t be more proud of the result.”          Aptive has continuously invested in its employees to ensure growth and success, both professionally and individually, as well as the one-of-a-kind care of its customers. One of the toughest summers on record for an industry dependent on home visits and residential sales, Aptive prepared via an initiative now dubbed AptiveStrong. Challenging the team to everything from ice-cold river sits, to running 100 miles in 24 hours and more, the initiative instilled a confidence in employees that is over-delivering for the company. This October, the pest control company proudly reports a 17% YOY increase in sales per representative due to a motivated salesforce.“In addition to teaching valuable business, leadership and life skills, we also know that the uncertainties of this pandemic are far from over,” said David Royce, Chairman of Aptive Environmental. “With 25-30% of homeowners expected to work from home through 2021*, the proper care of our customers and their homes is crucial to ensuring what have become workplaces, classrooms, home gyms and more are pest-free through this holiday season and into a new year – and we’re proud to be more prepared and dedicated to this mission than ever.”Providing all-season treatments via its family of nearly 5,000 team members, Aptive Environmental is the seventh-largest pest control company in North America out of more than 20,000 competitors. Debuting on Inc. magazine's list of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies this year, the company takes pride in being a rising leader in environmentally responsible pest control solutions, with a service designed to make the home more enjoyable for family, friends and pets alike. Learn more at www.GoAptive.com or find the company on Facebook (@AptiveEnvironmental), Twitter (@Go_Aptive), Instagram (@Aptive.Environmental) or LinkedIn (@AptiveEnvironmental).*According to a recent study by Global Workplace Analytics. About Aptive Environmental Aptive Environmental provides environmentally responsible residential and commercial pest services to more than 3,700 cities across North America. It was the youngest company featured on Glassdoor's Top 100 U.S. workplaces for 2019 and is ranked one of Entrepreneur Magazine's Best Companies in America. Aptive is also a proud member of the EPA's Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program and has partnered with the United Nations Foundation "Nothing But Nets" to help stop the spread of Malaria transmitted by mosquito bites.Media Contact: Nicole Kubitz, 415-692-3059 Nicole.Kubitz@FinnPartners.comA video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/08853bb7-e02f-4cf4-a789-c3ec824b807e

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  • New PBC and NASH Data to be Presented at AASLD’s The Liver Meeting Digital Experience™

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    Presentation of long-term efficacy and safety data of obeticholic acid (OCA) for the treatment of patients with PBCAnalysis from Phase 3 REGENERATE study examines the antifibrotic efficacy of OCA on noninvasive measures of liver fibrosis in patients with fibrosis due to NASH NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ICPT), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat progressive non-viral liver diseases, today announced that multiple abstracts evaluating OCA for the treatment of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and fibrosis due to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) will be presented at The Liver Meeting Digital Experience™, the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), which will be held virtually from November 13-16, 2020.“These 13 presentations at this year’s AASLD meeting demonstrate the continuing strong interest in the advancement of clinical research in both PBC and fibrosis due to NASH,” said Mark Pruzanski, M.D., President and CEO of Intercept. “In particular, we look forward to the presentation of the Ocaliva efficacy and safety data in patients with PBC treated for up to six years. We’re also pleased to see the presentation of new data from the interim analysis of the Phase 3 REGENERATE study highlighting the potential role of noninvasive tests in the identification of patients with advanced fibrosis due to NASH and the measurement of OCA treatment response.”Presentations at The Liver Meeting Digital Experience™ include:NASHOral presentations Sunday, November 15, 2020 – 10:30 a.m. ETEvaluation of obeticholic acid efficacy in patients with NASH who were monitored using noninvasive tests: a post hoc analysis of the REGENERATE trial (Abstract 70) Naim Alkhouri, Arun J. Sanyal, Vlad Ratziu, Mary Rinella, Rohit Loomba, Jean-Francois Dufour, Essy Mozaffari, Tanya Granston, Huafeng Zhou, Reshma Shringarpure, Leigh MacConell, Pierre Bedossa, Zachary Goodman, Zobair Younossi, Quentin M. Anstee, Natasha von Roenn, Stephen HarrisonSaturday, November 14, 2020 – 5:30 p.m. ETNoninvasive assessments to identify patients with advanced fibrosis due to NASH: screened population from the REGENERATE trial (Abstract 56) Jerome Boursier, Arun J. Sanyal, Vlad Ratziu, Mary Rinella, Rohit Loomba, Jean-Francois Dufour, Essy Mozaffari, Reshma Shringarpure, Leigh MacConell, Tanya Granston, Huafeng Zhou, Aldo Trylesinski, Stephen A. Harrison, Pierre Bedossa, Zachary Goodman, Zobair Younossi, Mazen Noureddin, Elisabetta Bugianesi, Quentin M. AnsteePoster presentations Economic burden of NASH-associated cirrhosis: US payor’s perspective (Abstract 1584) Essy Mozaffari, Amy Law, Melissa Lingohr-Smith, Amarita Randhawa, Bryan Velez de Villa, Jay LinPredicted long-term clinical outcomes of obeticholic acid (OCA) for the treatment of patients with advanced fibrosis without cirrhosis due to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) compared to standard of care in the USA (Abstract 1542) A. Sidney Barritt, Diana Brixner, Mazen Noureddin, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk, Raluca Pais, William Green, Pablo Anaya, Sandrine Cure, Marcie Strauss, Richard ZurIdentification of patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in an electronic health record (EHR) database (Abstract 1599) Monica L. Bertoia, John D. Seeger, Erik Ness, Thomas Capozza, Bruce Wong, Lina TitievskyCharacteristics and care patterns of real-world non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) patients with and without liver biopsy (Abstract 1576) Diana Esposito, Lina Titievsky, Simo Du, Yuval A. Patel, Bruce Wong, Thomas Capozza, Erik Ness, Kerrin Gallagher, Aziza Jamal-Allial, Mindie H. NguyenFIB-4 and FibroScan can identify patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease who are at risk of liver-related events: results of a longitudinal analysis with comparison with liver biopsy (Abstract 1589) Jerome Boursier, Hannes Hagström, Mattias Ekstedt, Clemence Moreau, Martin Bonacci, Sandrine Cure, Aldo Trylesinski, Manuel Romero-GómezIdentification of undiagnosed NASH: development and application of a real-world prediction model (Abstract 1520) Kalé Kponee-Shovein, Priyanka Bobbili, Amy Law, Bruce Wong, Lina Titievsky, Essy Mozaffari, Amarita Randhawa, Pamela Davis, François Laliberté, Maya Mahin, Iman Fakih, Mei Sheng DuhFecal microbiome signature for NASH based on analysis of a REGENERATE sub-study compared with three healthy control populations (Abstract 1510) Gary Wu, Yun Li, Hongzhe Li, Kyle Bittinger, Rotonya Carr, Lillian Chau, Elliot S. Friedman, Jung-Jin Lee, Luciano Adorini, Mary Erickson, Luna Zaru, Reshma Shringarpure, Leigh MacConellPBCPoster presentations Long-term efficacy and safety of obeticholic acid in patients with PBC from the POISE trial grouped biochemically by risk of disease progression (Abstract 1250) Christopher L. Bowlus, Michael Trauner, Alexander Liberman, Elizabeth Malecha, Leigh MacConell, Andreas E. Kremer, Frederik NevensLong-term efficacy and safety of obeticholic acid in primary biliary cholangitis: responder analysis of over 5 years of treatment in the POISE trial (Abstract 1251) Bettina Hansen, David Jones, Marco Carbone, Christopher L. Bowlus, Frederik Nevens, Andreas E. Kremer, Alexander Liberman, Leigh MacConell, Gideon HirschfieldPrimary biliary cholangitis: patient characteristics and the healthcare economic burden in the United States (Abstract 1259) Robert G. Gish, Amy Law, Melissa Lingohr-Smith, Femi Adekunle, Darren Wheeler, Bryan Velez de Villa, Chiara Bassanelli, Jay LinReal-world effectiveness of obeticholic acid in patients with primary biliary cholangitis (Abstract 1268) Robert G. Gish, Amy Law, Femi Adekunle, Darren Wheeler, Melissa Lingohr-Smith, Chiara Bassanelli, Bryan Velez de Villa, Jay LinA full list of sessions at The Liver Meeting Digital Experience™ is available at https://tlmdx.aasld.org/.About InterceptIntercept is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat progressive non-viral liver diseases, including primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Founded in 2002 in New York, Intercept has operations in the United States, Europe and Canada. For more information, please visit www.interceptpharma.com or connect with the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.About Liver Fibrosis due to NASHNonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a serious progressive liver disease caused by excessive fat accumulation in the liver that induces chronic inflammation, resulting in progressive fibrosis (scarring) that can lead to cirrhosis, eventual liver failure, cancer and death. Advanced fibrosis is associated with a substantially higher risk of liver-related morbidity and mortality in patients with NASH. In the United States, NASH is currently the second leading cause for liver transplantation overall, and in females, the leading cause. NASH is anticipated to become the leading indication for liver transplantation in Europe within the next decade. There are currently no medications approved for the treatment of NASH.About the REGENERATE StudyREGENERATE is a Phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study assessing the safety and efficacy of obeticholic acid (OCA) on clinical outcomes in patients with liver fibrosis due to NASH. A pre-specified 18-month analysis was conducted to assess the effect of OCA on liver histology comparing month 18 biopsies with baseline. REGENERATE has completed target enrollment for the clinical outcomes cohort, with 2,480 adult NASH patients randomized over 300 qualified centers worldwide, and is expected to continue through clinical outcomes for verification and description of clinical benefit. The end-of-study analysis is designed to evaluate the effect of OCA on all-cause mortality and liver-related clinical outcomes, as well as long-term safety.About Primary Biliary CholangitisPrimary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic, progressive liver disorder that mostly affects women, afflicting approximately one in 1,000 women over the age of 40. If left untreated, survival of PBC patients is significantly worse than the general population.About Ocaliva® (obeticholic acid) Ocaliva is indicated in the United States for the treatment of primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) in combination with ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) in adults with an inadequate response to UDCA, or as monotherapy in adults unable to tolerate UDCA.This indication is approved under the accelerated approval pathway based on a reduction in alkaline phosphatase (ALP) as a surrogate endpoint which is reasonably likely to predict clinical benefit, including an improvement in liver transplant free-survival. An improvement in survival or disease-related symptoms has not been established. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in confirmatory trials. We are conducting a Phase 4 clinical outcomes trial, which we refer to as our COBALT trial, of OCA in patients with PBC with the goal of confirming clinical benefit on a post-marketing basis.In December 2016, Ocaliva received conditional marketing authorization in Europe for the treatment of PBC in combination with UDCA in adults with an inadequate response to UDCA or as monotherapy in adults unable to tolerate UDCA, conditioned upon us providing further data post-approval to confirm benefit. For detailed safety information for Ocaliva 5 mg and 10 mg tablets including posology and method of administration, special warnings, drug interactions and adverse drug reactions, please see the European Summary of Product Characteristics that can be found on www.ema.europa.eu.U.S. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR OCALIVA IN PBCWARNING: HEPATIC DECOMPENSATION AND FAILURE IN INCORRECTLY DOSED PBC PATIENTS WITH CHILD-PUGH CLASS B OR C OR DECOMPENSATED CIRRHOSIS * In postmarketing reports, hepatic decompensation and failure, in some cases fatal, have been reported in patients with Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) with decompensated cirrhosis or Child-Pugh Class B or C hepatic impairment when OCALIVA was dosed more frequently than recommended. * The recommended starting dosage of OCALIVA is 5 mg once weekly for patients with Child-Pugh Class B or C hepatic impairment or a prior decompensation event.ContraindicationsOCALIVA is contraindicated in PBC patients with complete biliary obstruction.Warnings and PrecautionsHepatic Decompensation and Failure in Incorrectly-Dosed PBC Patients with Child-Pugh Class B or C or Decompensated CirrhosisIn postmarketing reports, hepatic decompensation and failure, in some cases fatal, have been reported in PBC patients with decompensated cirrhosis or Child-Pugh B or C hepatic impairment when OCALIVA was dosed more frequently than the recommended starting dosage of 5 mg once weekly. Reported cases typically occurred within 2 to 5 weeks after starting OCALIVA and were characterized by an acute increase in total bilirubin and/or ALP concentrations in association with clinical signs and symptoms of hepatic decompensation (e.g., ascites, jaundice, gastrointestinal bleeding, worsening of hepatic encephalopathy).Routinely monitor patients for progression of PBC disease, including liver-related complications, with laboratory and clinical assessments. Dosage adjustment, interruption or discontinuation may be required. Close monitoring is recommended for patients at an increased risk of hepatic decompensation. Severe intercurrent illnesses that may worsen renal function or cause dehydration (e.g., gastroenteritis), may exacerbate the risk of hepatic decompensation. Interrupt treatment with OCALIVA in patients with laboratory or clinical evidence of worsening liver function indicating risk of decompensation, and monitor the patient’s liver function. Consider discontinuing OCALIVA in patients who have experienced clinically significant liver-related adverse reactions. Discontinue OCALIVA in patients who develop complete biliary obstruction.Liver-Related Adverse ReactionsDose-related, liver-related adverse reactions including jaundice, worsening ascites and primary biliary cholangitis flare have been observed in clinical trials, as early as one month after starting treatment with OCALIVA 10 mg once daily up to 50 mg once daily (up to 5-times the highest recommended dosage). Monitor PBC patients during treatment with OCALIVA for elevations in liver biochemical tests and for the development of liver-related adverse reactions.Severe PruritusSevere pruritus was reported in 23% of PBC patients in the OCALIVA 10 mg arm, 19% of PBC patients in the OCALIVA titration arm, and 7% of PBC patients in the placebo arm in a 12-month double-blind randomized controlled trial of 216 PBC patients. Severe pruritus was defined as intense or widespread itching, interfering with activities of daily living, or causing severe sleep disturbance, or intolerable discomfort, and typically requiring medical interventions. Consider clinical evaluation of PBC patients with new onset or worsening severe pruritus. Management strategies include the addition of bile acid resins or antihistamines, OCALIVA dosage reduction, and/or temporary interruption of OCALIVA dosing.Reduction in HDL-CPatients with PBC generally exhibit hyperlipidemia characterized by a significant elevation in total cholesterol primarily due to increased levels of high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C). Dose-dependent reductions from baseline in mean HDL-C levels were observed at 2 weeks in OCALIVA-treated PBC patients, 20% and 9% in the 10 mg and titration arms, respectively, compared to 2% in the placebo arm. Monitor PBC patients for changes in serum lipid levels during treatment. For PBC patients who do not respond to OCALIVA after 1 year at the highest recommended dosage that can be tolerated (maximum of 10 mg once daily), and who experience a reduction in HDL-C, weigh the potential risks against the benefits of continuing treatment.Adverse ReactionsThe most common adverse reactions from subjects taking OCALIVA for PBC were pruritus, fatigue, abdominal pain and discomfort, rash, oropharyngeal pain, dizziness, constipation, arthralgia, thyroid function abnormality, and eczema. Drug InteractionsBile Acid Binding ResinsBile acid binding resins such as cholestyramine, colestipol, or colesevelam adsorb and reduce bile acid absorption and may reduce the absorption, systemic exposure, and efficacy of OCALIVA. If taking a bile acid binding resin, take OCALIVA at least 4 hours before or 4 hours after taking the bile acid binding resin, or at as great an interval as possible.WarfarinThe International Normalized Ratio (INR) decreased following coadministration of warfarin and OCALIVA. Monitor INR and adjust the dose of warfarin, as needed, to maintain the target INR range when coadministering OCALIVA and warfarin.CYP1A2 Substrates with Narrow Therapeutic IndexObeticholic acid, the active ingredient in OCALIVA, may increase the exposure to concomitant drugs that are CYP1A2 substrates. Therapeutic monitoring of CYP1A2 substrates with a narrow therapeutic index (e.g. theophylline and tizanidine) is recommended when coadministered with OCALIVA.Inhibitors of Bile Salt Efflux PumpAvoid concomitant use of inhibitors of the bile salt efflux pump (BSEP) such as cyclosporine. Concomitant medications that inhibit canalicular membrane bile acid transporters such as the BSEP may exacerbate accumulation of conjugated bile salts including taurine conjugate of obeticholic acid in the liver and result in clinical symptoms. If concomitant use is deemed necessary, monitor serum transaminases and bilirubin.Please see Full Prescribing Information, including Boxed WARNING and Medication Guide for OCALIVA.To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. at 1-844-782-ICPT or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the progress, timing and results of our clinical trials, including our clinical trials for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (“NASH”), the safety and efficacy of our approved product, Ocaliva (obeticholic acid or “OCA”) for primary biliary cholangitis (“PBC”), and our product candidates, including OCA for liver fibrosis due to NASH, the timing and acceptance of our regulatory filings and the potential approval of OCA for liver fibrosis due to NASH, the review of our New Drug Application for OCA for the treatment of liver fibrosis due to NASH by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), our intent to work with the FDA to address the issues raised in the complete response letter (CRL), the potential commercial success of OCA, as well as our strategy, future operations, future financial position, future revenue, projected costs, financial guidance, prospects, plans and objectives.These statements constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “target,” “potential,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “possible,” “continue” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement except as required by law. These forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions by our management that, although believed to be reasonable, are inherently uncertain and subject to a number of risks. The following represent some, but not necessarily all, of the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated or predicted by our forward-looking statements: our ability to successfully commercialize Ocaliva for PBC; our ability to maintain our regulatory approval of Ocaliva for PBC in the United States, Europe, Canada, Israel, Australia and other jurisdictions in which we have or may receive marketing authorization; our ability to timely and cost-effectively file for and obtain regulatory approval of our product candidates on an accelerated basis or at all, including OCA for liver fibrosis due to NASH following the issuance of the CRL by the FDA; any advisory committee recommendation or dispute resolution determination that our product candidates, including OCA for liver fibrosis due to NASH, should not be approved or approved only under certain conditions; any future determination that the regulatory applications and subsequent information we submit for our product candidates, including OCA for liver fibrosis due to NASH, do not contain adequate clinical or other data or meet applicable regulatory requirements for approval; conditions that may be imposed by regulatory authorities on our marketing approvals for our products and product candidates, including OCA for liver fibrosis due to NASH, such as the need for clinical outcomes data (and not just results based on achievement of a surrogate endpoint), any risk mitigation programs such as a REMS, and any related restrictions, limitations and/or warnings contained in the label of any of our products or product candidates; any potential side effects associated with Ocaliva for PBC, OCA for liver fibrosis due to NASH or our other product candidates that could delay or prevent approval, require that an approved product be taken off the market, require the inclusion of safety warnings or precautions, or otherwise limit the sale of such product or product candidate; the initiation, timing, cost, conduct, progress and results of our research and development activities, preclinical studies and clinical trials, including any issues, delays or failures in identifying patients, enrolling patients, treating patients, retaining patients, meeting specific endpoints in the jurisdictions in which we intend to seek approval or completing and timely reporting the results of our NASH or PBC clinical trials; our ability to establish and maintain relationships with, and the performance of, third-party manufacturers, contract research organizations and other vendors upon whom we are substantially dependent for, among other things, the manufacture and supply of our products, including Ocaliva for PBC and, if approved, OCA for liver fibrosis due to NASH, and our clinical trial activities; our ability to identify, develop and successfully commercialize our products and product candidates, including our ability to successfully launch OCA for liver fibrosis due to NASH, if approved; our ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protection for our products and product candidates, including our ability to cost-effectively file, prosecute, defend and enforce any patent claims or other intellectual property rights; the size and growth of the markets for our products and product candidates and our ability to serve those markets; the degree of market acceptance of Ocaliva for PBC and, if approved, OCA for liver fibrosis due to NASH or our other product candidates among physicians, patients and healthcare payors; the availability of adequate coverage and reimbursement from governmental and private healthcare payors for our products, including Ocaliva for PBC and, if approved, OCA for liver fibrosis due to NASH, and our ability to obtain adequate pricing for such products; our ability to establish and maintain effective sales, marketing and distribution capabilities, either directly or through collaborations with third parties; competition from existing drugs or new drugs that become available; our ability to prevent system failures, data breaches or violations of data protection laws; costs and outcomes relating to any disputes, governmental inquiries or investigations, regulatory proceedings, legal proceedings or litigation, including any securities, intellectual property, employment, product liability or other litigation; our collaborators’ election to pursue research, development and commercialization activities; our ability to establish and maintain relationships with collaborators with development, regulatory and commercialization expertise; our need for and ability to generate or obtain additional financing; our estimates regarding future expenses, revenues and capital requirements and the accuracy thereof; our use of cash and short-term investments; our ability to acquire, license and invest in businesses, technologies, product candidates and products; our ability to attract and retain key personnel to manage our business effectively; our ability to manage the growth of our operations, infrastructure, personnel, systems and controls; our ability to obtain and maintain adequate insurance coverage; the impact of COVID-19, including any impact on our results of operations or financial position, related quarantines and government actions, delays relating to our regulatory applications, disruptions relating to our ongoing clinical trials or involving our contract research organizations, study sites or other clinical partners, disruptions relating to our supply chain or involving our third-party manufacturers, distributors or other distribution partners, facility closures or other restrictions, and the extent and duration thereof; the impact of general U.S. and foreign economic, industry, market, regulatory or political conditions, including the potential impact of Brexit; and the other risks and uncertainties identified in our periodic filings filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2020.ContactFor more information about Intercept, please contact:Lisa DeFrancesco +1-646-565-4833 investors@interceptpharma.com          Christopher Frates +1-646-757-2371 media@interceptpharma.com

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