Donald Trump's personal attorney appeared to break wind in a viral video from a Michigan hearing challenging the election.
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The Snow Ball by Brigid Brophy review – a swirling, sensual feast. This timely reissue of Brophy’s 1964 masterpiece transports us to a New Year’s Eve masquerade ball full of romance and eroticism
This week's home entertainment: from Euphoria to Mank. HBO’s teen drama returns for a two-part special, while David Fincher’s latest opus hits Netflix
How to eat: steak and kidney pie. This month, we are heating up an English classic. But should it be served with chips or mash? Under a lid or in a pastry casing? And where does veg fit in?
Decline and fall: what Donald Trump can learn from the Roman emperors. The US president’s refusal to concede the election looks unnervingly familiar to a classicist – ancient Rome offers valuable lessons about letting go of power
'We're in the eye of the storm': the UK volunteers tackling a Covid mental health crisis. Calls to the Young Minds helpline have soared as the pandemic brings unprecedented levels of anxiety and distress
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We meet her briefly towards the end of part 1.
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A bipartisan, $908 billion coronavirus aid plan gained momentum in the U.S. Congress on Thursday, after a months-long standoff between Republicans and Democrats over a stimulus package for businesses and millions of people affected by virus-led shutdowns. A Labor Department's closely watched report, expected at 8:30 a.m. ET (1330 GMT), is likely to show U.S. employers hired the fewest workers in six months in November, hindered by a resurgence in COVID-19 cases and a lack of more government relief money. Shares of U.S. carriers and cruise lines including American Airlines, Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival Corp were up between 2% and 3.3% in premarket trade.
U.S. artificial intelligence-driven energy storage company Stem Inc said on Friday it has agreed to go public by merging with blank-check acquisition company Star Peak Energy Transition Corp at a valuation of roughly $1.35 billion. The merger with Star Peak will give Stem an estimated $608 million in gross proceeds to invest in its burgeoning smart grid technology which helps support green forms of energy. "The balance sheet strength will support more credit requirements and really allow us to convert larger projects in the pipeline," Stem Chief Executive John Carrington said in an interview with Reuters.
Polish government officials insisted on Friday that they are sticking to their tough negotiating position ahead of a key European Union summit next week that should finalize the bloc's next seven-year budget and a major pandemic recovery package. Poland and Hungary have threatened to veto the 1.8 trillion euros ($2.1 trillion) budget because other EU countries have insisted on a new mechanism that would link funding to respecting democratic standards. Both Poland and Hungary have conservative governments that have been at odds over rule-of-law standards with other members of the 27-member union for years.
Dublin, Dec. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Reusable Face Mask Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Material (Cotton, Nylon), by Application (Personal, Commercial), by Distribution Channel (Offline, Online), by Region, and Segment Forecasts, 2020-2027" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global reusable face mask market size is expected to reach USD 7.08 billion by 2027. It is expected to expand at a CAGR of 23.5% from 2020 to 2027. Growing awareness about the ill effects of air pollution, dust, and smoke, and the outbreak of coronavirus are among the primary factors driving the market. According to the American Lung Association, close to 133.9 million people in the U.S. are exposed to unhealthy air conditions every year. Face covering masks act as a shield to protect the wearer from the direct impact of harmful particles present in the air. As the air quality continues to deteriorate, the demand for face masks will keep increasing.The widespread impact of the COVID-19 pandemic around the globe has been driving the demand for reusable face masks. According to the USA Facts report of September 2020, the country reported 6,060,334 known cases and registered deaths amounted to 184,280. With the restriction on the use of surgical masks, including N95, which are known to offer comparatively higher protection than other types of masks against the virus to healthcare workers, the demand for reusable mask has spurred among the general public. These masks are highly recommended by the government and medical institutes as they reduce the chances of virus spread, which is favoring the market growth.In terms of material, the cotton segment led the market and accounted for 69.1% share of the global revenue in 2019. According to a 2020 research by Smart Air, an open-source data and content provider on air pollution, among the face masks made to balance protection and breathability, cotton filtered out 84% of large particles and 19% of small. Moreover, recommendation by the organizations, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, to use cotton in cloth face masks bodes well for the future demand for reusable face masks.The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is likely to increase the demand for reusable face masks across the globe. Demand is escalated with the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide. Small and large-cap companies are investing in manufacturing facilities to meet the current demand for face masks amongst the general public, medical workers, and industrialists. Moreover, small and medium-sized market players are expected to show considerable improvements in the foreseeable future.In terms of application, the personal segment led the market and accounted for 78.3% share of the global revenue in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to rising consumer awareness and maintenance of public protocol of wearing face masks. Moreover, manufacturers and designers have been launching products in bulk for the individual segment. For instance, in August 2020, Burberry launched its first collection of reusable and sustainable face masks made of cotton and antimicrobial technology.Based on the distribution channel, the offline segment dominated the market and accounted for 62.6% share of the global revenue in 2019. Additionally, with mandatory regulations on wearing face masks in public places, people are experimenting with the latest trends online offered by companies. For instance, e-commerce websites including Etsy and Zazzle witnessed an upsurge in the sales of customized masks, and more than 200 private labels have registered on such websites to increase the sales of face masks.Asia Pacific held the largest revenue share of more than 33.0% in 2019. The growing demand for washable and reusable masks from densely-populated countries like India and China is expected to serve as a great growth booster for the region.North America is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR from 2020 to 2027. The rise in the incidences of airborne diseases, pollution levels, forest fire cases, and the outbreak of the coronavirus have been encouraging a sizable number of consumers to opt for personal reusable face masks in the region. With consumers looking to protect themselves from several virus- and bacteria-related illnesses, such as allergies, lung infections, and coronavirus, prominent manufacturers are focusing on increasing their scale of operations concerning the manufacturing of reusable face masks.Reusable Face Mask Market Report Highlights The online distribution channel is expected to emerge as the fastest-growing distribution channel throughout the forecast period. The increasing availability of a wide number of reusable face masks of different brands, free delivery, and seasonal discounts on e-retailer platforms are among the major reasons driving the segmentAsia Pacific held the largest share of more than 33.0% in 2019. The rising threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and growing air pollution have been the primary factors supporting market growthIn terms of material, the cotton segment led the market and accounted for 69.1% share of the global revenue in 2019. In June 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that people should wear a cloth face mask to avoid transmission of the coronavirus in public places Key Topics Covered: Chapter 1. Methodology and ScopeChapter 2. Executive SummaryChapter 3. Reusable Face Masks Market Variables, Trends & Scope3.1. Market Introduction3.2. Penetration & Growth Prospect Mapping3.3. Industry Value Chain Analysis3.3.1. Sales/Retail Channel Analysis3.3.2. Profit Margin Analysis3.4. Market Dynamics3.4.1. Market Driver Analysis3.4.2. Market Restraint Analysis3.4.3. Industry Challenges3.4.4. Industry Opportunities3.5. Business Environment Analysis3.5.1. Industry Analysis-Porter's3.6. Roadmap of Reusable Face Masks Market3.7. Market Entry Strategies3.8. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Reusable Face Masks MarketChapter 4. Consumer Behavior Analysis4.1. Consumer Trends and Preferences4.2. Factors Affecting Buying Decision4.3. Consumer Product Adoption4.4. Observations & RecommendationsChapter 5. Reusable Face Masks Market: Material Estimates & Trend Analysis5.1. Material Analysis & Market Share, 2019 & 20275.2. Cotton5.3. Nylon5.4. OthersChapter 6. Reusable Face Masks Market: Application Estimates & Trend Analysis6.1. Application Analysis & Market Share, 2019 & 20276.2. Commercial6.3. PersonalChapter 7. Reusable Face Masks Market: Distribution Channel Estimates & Trend Analysis7.1. Distribution Channel Analysis & Market Share, 2019 & 20277.2. Offline7.3. OnlineChapter 8. Reusable Face Masks Market: Regional Estimates & Trend AnalysisChapter 9. Competitive Analysis9.1. Key global players, recent developments & their impact on the industry9.2. Key Company/Competition Categorization (Key innovators, Market leaders, Emerging players)9.3. Vendor LandscapeChapter 10. Company Profiles10.1. Company Overview10.2. Financial Performance10.3. Product Benchmarking10.4. 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Climate activists piled up giant cardboard delivery boxes outside the finance ministry in Paris on Friday, protesting against Amazon's expansion in France as the online retailer launched a delayed "Black Friday" sales drive. Gathered in the ministry's cobbled courtyard, the protesters from three groups - ANV-COP 21, Attac and Amis de la Terre - rolled out a banner on the building's facade bearing the slogan "change of owner" and featuring the faces of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and French President Emmanuel Macron.
Show Me the Fund, a new resource aimed at helping Latin American producers navigate a myriad of little known funding opportunities, was the focus of Wednesday's Ventana Sur session on international funding. The initiative – a partnership between film export bodies Brazilian Content and Cinema do Brasil and the AV support organization Projeto Paradiso – […]
Hector Bellerin believes speculation around Mikel Arteta's future at Arsenal ahead of Sunday's north London derby is “so unjust”. Arteta won the FA Cup with Arsenal last season after being appointed in December, but his rebuild has stalled this season. Despite beating Rapid Vienna 4-1 on Thursday night to make it five wins from as many matches in the Europa League, Arsenal have struggled in the Premier League.
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Fewer than a fifth of hospitality bosses are optimistic about market prospects over the next 12 months according to a new report signalling the depth of the pandemic's ongoing blow to the sector. The business confidence survey from industry analyst CGA and Fourth, released on Friday, also suggests that more than a quarter (27%) of multi-site businesses believe they will become unviable by next summer without further support. The research, which includes a poll of UKHospitality, British Beer and Pub Association and the British Institute of Innkeeping members, also demonstrated the impact of the Tiers system.