Billie Eilish has announced her next single, 'Therefore I Am', will be released on Thursday (12.11.20).
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Terry Xu had decided not to subpoena Lee Hsien Yang as a witness because his allegations against PM Lee were unfounded, PM's lawyer said.
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Developing countries continue to consume vast amounts of natural gas, while the demand is increasing in developed countries. The increased demand is causing the expansion of pipelines and refineries, due to which, there is a surge in the ultrasonic NDT testing market.New York, Dec. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Ultrasonic NDT Testing Equipment Market - Growth, Trends, Forecasts (2020-2025)" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05993760/?utm_source=GNW - The major drivers for the ultrasonic non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment market’s growth include the increasing investments in infrastructure-related activities, government safety regulations, and mandating the use of NDT techniques for gaining clearances. One of the challenges faced by societies worldwide is creating and sustaining an adequate and safe infrastructure to meet the future population’s needs. Countries are looking to save money for the improvement of transportation infrastructure since it is a major national priority.- The increasing safety regulations across various end-users and countries are expected to increase NDT technology demand and different evaluation techniques. Several governmental agencies and regional bodies worldwide formulated stringent measures, primarily for assuring buildings’ safety. These measures have mandated the use of NDT and other evaluation techniques for conducting fitness checks.- For instance, stringent regulations mandating worker safety, due to the increasing instances of infrastructure failures, such as refinery blasts, leakages in nuclear reactors, and pipeline explosions, in the recent years, have prompted governments across the world to enact stringent safety regulations, thus, driving increased adoption of ultrasonic NDT equipment.- Moreover, IoT solutions are being increasingly adopted across industries for optimizing operations, productivity, and safeguarding the environments. Industries such as manufacturing, oil & gas, food & beverage, utilities, and many more, face intense competition; hence, they are increasingly investing in new technologies that leverage the capabilities of IoT, cloud, and Big Data analytics to enhance their ability to innovate maximize return on their assets.- With the advent of Industry 4.0, trends like Industrial IoT (IIoT), smart manufacturing, smart factory, predictive manufacturing, industrial robots, sensors have made IoT the central backbone of these industries, enabling remote monitoring, continuously scanning capabilities from the equipment on the factory floor, real-time analysis, and supporting new capabilities, such as predictive and continuous maintenance.- Currently, studied market is witnessing a decline in growth, as end-user industries such as automotive, oil and gas, construction, among others, have been impacted due to lockdown and other social distancing norms. ?According to the Ministry of Statistic and Program Institute (MOSPI) India, the impact of COVID-19 on gross value-added in the construction, manufacturing, and mining sector has accounted for -13.3%,-6.3%, and -14.7%. Thus, the decline in the growth of these industries reduced the demand for NDT activities that impact market growth.Key Market TrendsRailways are Emerging as a Significant Consumer for Ultrasonic NDT Testing Equipment- With increasing speeds, railways are facing more risk, due to which, railway companies are looking for newer solutions to monitor fatigues caused by wear and tear. Ultrasonic NDT testing equipment have been adopted to study the tracks and wheels for fatigue.- The regular and sound diagnostics, coupled with the timely detection of rail defects at early stages, are key elements of the railway transport management system. NDT methods such as ultrasonic testing are gaining widespread prevalence in railway infrastructure for the detection of rail defects, such as transverse cracks, head checks, squats, and other internal defects.- Moreover, with the expansion of the network, companies are looking for more cost-effective and real-time detection and analysis techniques. The ultrasonic NDT testing equipment are said to become a key component of railway testing and maintenance procedures. China and India have a combined railway network of more than 170,000 km and are the major regions when it comes to the demand for ultrasonic NDT testing equipment in railway applications.- In March 2020, BhilaiSteel Plant (BSP) in India ramped up its production facilities to meet the Indian Railways’ requirement of running high-speed trains, metro trains, doubling and gauge conversion of railway tracks, as well as for track renewals and laying of new lines. The plant produced 11.65 lakh metric ton of rails in the financial year 2019-2020. The plant is equipped with online NDT (non-destructive testing) equipment, ultrasonic, and eddy-current testing, among other technologies for inspection and testing of the produced rails.United States Expected to Dominate the Market- North America is expected to command a prominent share of the market demand owing to the increasing use of testing technology for predictive maintenance, growing adoption in the oil & gas sector, and growing safety regulations in the various industries in the region especially driven by the demand from the country.- Moreover, the US government is planning to invest highly in the infrastructure sector. For instance, according to Bank of America, city infrastructure investment in the country is expected to record the highest in the transit industry, where industry players can target potential consumers.- The United States homes many vendors in the market MAGNAFLUX Corporation, GE Measurement & Control, Johnson & Allen, Baker Hughes Inc., Mistras Group, etc. Many vendors in the market are expanding their product portfolio and collaborating with other players in order to develop new advanced instruments or through acquisitions.- For instance, in June 2020, Acuren Inspection Inc. has announced the acquisition of Suspendem, a leading provider of wind turbine maintenance and inspection services in North America. The acquisition combines Acuren’s substantial experience and capacity in rope access, NDT, and engineering with Suspendem’s specialized expertise in wind turbine services to provide a comprehensive solution to the wind industry.- Apart from this, many players in the market are launching new ultrasonic non-destructive testing products in order to increase their market share through advanced and enhanced features. For instance, in 2019, Zetec Inc. introduced the NDT Sweeper Scanner, a highly versatile manual 2D encoded scanner for ultrasonic inspections in oil and gas, aerospace, and other applications.- The United States comprises the most significant market for defense equipment, aircraft systems, and services in the world. As per the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the US manufacturers were responsible for 66.42 % of worldwide shipments in 2019. Ultrasonic non-destructive testing is the most common sub-surface technique and uses high-frequency sound waves to locate defects within a component or material in aircraft. It is primarily used to detect defects in welds, fittings, joints, bolts, and adhesive bond quality.- Many players in the market are introducing instruments specifically for aerospace requirements due to growing investment in the sector in the past few years. For instance, in 2019, Zetec Inc. has introduced the FlexTrack automated X-Y scanner for non-destructive ultrasonic testing applications of materials and structures used predominantly in aerospace, both in production and maintenance environments.Competitive LandscapeThe Ultrasonic NDT equipment market is highly consolidated due to higher initial investments. It is dominated by a few major players like Baker Hughes, GE Measurement and Control, Intertek Group PKC, Olympus Corporation, and Russell Fraser Sales Pty Ltd. These significant players, with a prominent share in the market, are focusing on expanding their customer base across foreign countries. These companies are leveraging strategic collaborative initiatives to increase their market share and increase their profitability. However, with technological advancements and product innovations, mid-size to smaller companies are growing their market presence by securing new contracts and tapping new markets.- October 2020 - Joramco, and Testia, an Airbus company collaborate on launching a new version of the inspection tool, SmartUE1. It is one of the rare tools in the market combining both ultrasonic & eddy current testing and in addition, 6 other modules are available to detect various types of indications such as delaminations, disbondings, fatigue cracks, lack of cladding as well as measuring thickness, coatings, and conductivity. It can also offer a remote assistance connection, linking-up the on-the-field operator with a remote expert for collaboration.- August 2020 - SONOTEC has launched a contactless ultrasonic testing system, the SONOAIR R&D system. It is capable to detect the most common discontinuities in test objects where the use of conventional liquid coupled ultrasonic testing systems is not possible. Especially multi-layer glass and carbon fiber composites with foam or honeycomb cores can be inspected for delaminations, air inclusions, kissing bonds, or impact damages. Efficient and reliable air-coupled ultrasonic testing of plastics, ceramics, concrete, wood, and other structures is also possible with the SONOAIR system.Reasons to Purchase this report:- The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format- 3 months of analyst supportRead the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05993760/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. 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Claridge’s has unveiled its 2020 Christmas tree. Rather than enlist a new designer as in previous years, the landmark hotel has broken with tradition and drawn on its rich Art Deco design heritage with a celebration of the Roaring Twenties. Florist and long-time collaborator Kally Ellis of McQueens Flowers was enlisted to decorate the four-and-a-half metre spruce.
Dublin, Dec. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Marketing Research of the Housing and Communal Services Market in Russia for the Period Between 2015 and 2019 with a Forecast to 2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This research is a marketing analysis of the housing and communal services market in Russia. The analysts have compiled a forecast of market development until 2024.The study period is 2015 - 2019The research object is the housing and communal services market. The research subject is housing and communal services market trends, main participants, competitors, and consumers. The research purpose is to analyze and forecast the development of the housing and communal services market.Research objectives: Description of the state of the housing and communal services marketAssessment of the volume and potential capacity of the housing and communal services marketSTEP-analysis of factors affecting the housing and communal services marketDescription of the main competitorsForecast the development of the housing and communal services market until 2024. Sources of information Databases of government statistics agenciesDatabases of the Federal tax serviceOpen sources (websites, portals)Reporting of issuersWebsites of companiesSurveys of market participantsMedia archivesRegional and Federal mediaInsider sourcesSpecialized analytical portals Key Topics Covered: Part 1. Overview of the Russian housing and communal services market1.1. Definition and characteristics of the Russian housing and communal services market1.2. Dynamics of the Russian housing and communal services market volume, 2015-2019.1.3. Market structure by type of services rendered in the Russian Federation1.4. Housing and communal services market structure by FD (Federal Districts)1.5. Assessment of current trends and prospects for the development of the market1.6. Assessment of factors affecting the market1.7. Analysis of sectoral indicators of financial and economic activityPart 2. Competitive analysis in the market of housing and communal services in Russia2.1. The biggest players on the market2.2. Market share of major competitors2.3. Profiles of major playersPart 3. Analysis of housing and communal services consumption3.1. Volume estimation of housing and communal services consumption per capita3.2. Market saturation and estimated market potential in Russia3.3. Description of consumer preferences3.4. Price analysisPart 4. Assessment of factors of investment attractiveness of the marketPart 5. Forecast for housing and communal services market development until 2024Part 6. Conclusions about the prospects of creating enterprises in the sphere and recommendations to existing market operators Companies Mentioned GBU ZhilishnikLLC PIK-ComfortLLC ZhilkomservisLLC UK Zhilishnye Systemy KrasnoyarskaLLC GUK-KrasnodarLLC Nash DomLLC Zhilishnaya Kommunalnaya SistemaACS Zhilischnik For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/dx6g1n Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research. CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager firstname.lastname@example.org For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
Airlines hope progress on vaccines and testing will revive travel, but only expect to stop burning cash in late 2021.
David de Gea is available for Manchester United as they host Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford in the Champions League tonight. The goalkeeper was forced off at half-time of United's 3-2 win at Southampton after colliding with the post when failing to save James Ward-Prowse's free-kick. Issuing an update on Tuesday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said "everyone's held their hand up and is available for selection", with De Gea among them.
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Undeterred by the harsh winter of India's capital, its toxic air and surging coronavirus cases, Sukhbinder Singh is among tens of thousands of farmers camped out in protest on the city's outskirts, along with tractors, trailers, SUVs and food trucks. The farmers say they have enough flour, potatoes and other provisions to stay put for six months if Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not meet their demand: a repeal of new laws that he has described as the biggest farm reforms in the country in decades and trade analysts have hailed as a booster shot for the world food market. The sea of unmasked people at the heavily barricaded protest site on the main highway into northern Delhi is the biggest challenge Modi has faced from India's politically powerful farmers since he took office six years ago, and is a chink in his otherwise immense personal popularity.
France plans a mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign between April and June next year after an initial drive for the most vulnerable this winter, President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday. Regulators said they would consider requests for emergency rollout of vaccines this month. Macron told a press briefing early 2021 will see an initial drive targeted to the most fragile and exposed groups followed by a second campaign for the rest of the population.The announcement corresponded to what the president indicated in a nationwide address on 25 November.Prime Minister Jean Castex told lawmakers that residents of care homes and some staff would have priority for vaccinations.Macron indicated an expected limited availability of vaccines by the end of the year and difficult storage conditions for first-generation vaccines meant mass vaccinations would have to wait.Emergency approval in DecemberUnited States firm Moderna said Monday it was filing for emergency authorisation of its vaccine in the US and Europe, boosting hopes the first shots could be ready for the end of this year.Another vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has also been submitted for approval in Europe and North America in recent days. Both vaccines claim around 95 percent effectiveness.Regulators in the US and in Europe said they would decide this month or early next month whether to grant emergency approval. The European Medicines Agency said Tuesday it planned to decide on the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on 29 December and on the Moderna vaccine as early as 12 January.Vaccine scepticism in FranceMacron said priority for vaccines would be given to people over 75 and health workers, then to people over 50, then people exposed to high risks of infection in their jobs or precarious social conditions.Macron reiterated his promise that shots would not be mandatory, saying France would adopt “a strategy of persuasion and transparency”.France is one of the most vaccine-sceptical nations, with a weekend poll in the Journal du Dimanche newspaper showing only 41 percent of French people planned to get vaccinated.(with newswires)
France is hosting an international video conference on humanitarian aid for Lebanon Wednesday, amid political deadlock in Beirut that has blocked billions of dollars in assistance for the cash-strapped country hit by multiple crises. The meeting, organized by France and the United Nations, is the second since the disastrous Aug. 4 explosion that destroyed Beirut's port and wrecked large parts of the capital.
Consumers line up in a virtual queue to get a bargain as another British retail giant to be wound down
Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, will drive in Formula One for the first time with Haas next season, the team announced on Wednesday, leaving their new recruit "emotionally exploding" at the realisation of a dream.