TechUK urges government to back emerging digital clean technology sector

Already existing digital technologies have the potential to deliver a 15% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 while also contributing significantly to the UK economy, but policy interventions are needed to create the right business environment, claims a new report.

Launched during London Tech Week on 7 September, the report by TechUK and Deloitte, How to make the UK a digital clean tech leader, suggests that digital technology already in the field can enable a 7.3 million tonne reduction in UK carbon emissions, or 15% of the 48 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (Mt CO₂e) needed by 2030.

“The vast majority of this [decrease] comes from the application of smart grids to energy networks, followed by the use of Industry 4.0 technologies in manufacturing. Remaining carbon savings come from agriculture, mobility, and smart building technologies,” said the report.

The economic analysis conducted by Deloitte also suggested already existing digital

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US Tech Sector Employment Rebounds in August, CompTIA Analysis Reveals

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Sept. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. technology employment in August continued its up-and-down trend that has characterized much of 2020, according to an analysis by CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the global technology industry and workforce.

Reversing a stretch of several down months, technology companies returned to hiring by adding an estimated 9,200 net new workers, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Situation report. (#JobsReport)

Conversely, after a strong start to the year, information technology (IT) occupations with employers across all sectors of the economy experienced a second consecutive month of losses with a net decline of 323,000 positions. On the year, IT occupations had positive gains in five months, offset by losses in three months, resulting in a net positive of 271,000 new jobs through August.

“On the tech industry employment side, it’s encouraging to see

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Consumer Discretionary Sector Hits Record High: 5 Top Picks

Wall Street’s astonishing performance over the past five months has primarily been driven by a historic rally of the technology sector. However, a closer look into the new bull market reveals that aside from the technology sector, the consumer discretionary sector also provided tremendous support to the market’s V-shaped recovery.

Robust Performance by Consumer Discretionary Sector

On Aug 25, the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR (XLY), one of the 11 sectors of the broad-market S&P 500 Index, recorded an all-time high of 148.90. Year to date, the XLY is the second-best performer only after the Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK). The XLY has gained 18.7% so far this year, while the XLK has rallied 30.4% and the benchmark itself is up only 6.6%.

In the past three months, the XLY, the XLK and the S&P 500 gained 22.8%, 23.9% and 16.5%, respectively. Likewise, in the past one month, the XLY,

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J K Police seizes weapons consignment dropped by Pakistani drone in Akhnoor sector



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Security forces on Tuesday intercepted a Pakistani drone which allegedly airdropped an arms consignment in Jammu and Kashmir’s Akhnoor sector.

Based on specific inputs that some weapons were airdropped by a Pakistani drone in a village at night, the Jammu and Kashmir Police seized two AK assault rifles, one pistol, three AK magazines and 90 rounds of ammunition from Sohal Khad, located at an aerial distance of 13 km from the border.

“We have successfully scuttled the attempt to send weapons to the terrorists active in Jammu and Kashmir… Dropping weapons from drones is a new technique being used by terrorist organizations,” Senior Superintendent of Police (Jammu) Shridhar Patil told reporters.

He said an investigation is on to identify the terrorist group which is behind the dropping of the weapons.

“A case has been registered in connection with the recovery of the weapons and further investigation is on,” Patil said.

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Wednesday Sector Leaders: Utilities, Technology & Communications

In afternoon trading on Wednesday, Utilities stocks are the best performing sector, higher by 2.5%. Within that group, Exelon Corp (Symbol: EXC) and NextEra Energy Inc (Symbol: NEE) are two of the day’s stand-outs, showing a gain of 4.2% and 4.0%, respectively. Among utilities ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLU), which is up 2.8% on the day, and down 5.35% year-to-date. Exelon Corp, meanwhile, is down 14.48% year-to-date, and NextEra Energy Inc is up 20.70% year-to-date. Combined, EXC and NEE make up approximately 21.1% of the underlying holdings of XLU.

The next best performing sector is the Technology & Communications sector, up 1.9%. Among large Technology & Communications stocks, DXC Technology Co (Symbol: DXC) and Twitter Inc (Symbol: TWTR) are the most notable, showing a gain of 8.0% and 5.0%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Technology & Communications stocks is the

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UNHCR – FAO Collaboration Framework: Agriculture and Livestock Sector Development in Refugee hosting areas of Ethiopia – April 2020 – Ethiopia

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

FAO and UNHCR in Ethiopia are collaborating on a joint project to generate evidence through analysis of the food security, agricultural and livestock livelihoods situations and the needs of refugees and their host communities in the three main refugee hosting areas of Ethiopia (Benishangul Gumuz/Gambella, Tigray/Afar, and Somali). To do this, joint assessments are currently being conducted to generate evidence to support the design of economic inclusion programs.

During the initial phase of this work, FAO deployed experts in the three main refugee hosting areas of Benishangul Gumuz/Gambella, Tigray/Afar and Somali during February and March 2020. A participatory agricultural and livestock value chain selection exercise was conducted to narrow down three value chains per refugee hosting area.
Inputs were collected in two ways: through Focus Group Discussions (FGD) with refugee and host communities, and through Key Informant Interviews (KII) with development experts from the regional government and other

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COVID-19 Pandemic and Impact On Technology and Media Sector

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Global Snow Sports Apparel Market Research Report provides in-depth information and professional study of the Industry. The regional analysis provides a complete study on the growth of

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Friday Sector Laggards: Technology & Communications, Healthcare

In afternoon trading on Friday, Technology & Communications stocks are the worst performing sector, showing a 1.9% loss. Within that group, NVIDIA Corp (Symbol: NVDA) and Salesforce.com Inc (Symbol: CRM) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 6.0% and 5.3%, respectively. Among technology ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLK), which is down 2.7% on the day, and up 27.90% year-to-date. NVIDIA Corp, meanwhile, is up 108.21% year-to-date, and Salesforce.com Inc is up 54.38% year-to-date. Combined, NVDA and CRM make up approximately 6.7% of the underlying holdings of XLK.

The next worst performing sector is the Healthcare sector, showing a 1.1% loss. Among large Healthcare stocks, DexCom Inc (Symbol: DXCM) and ABIOMED, Inc. (Symbol: ABMD) are the most notable, showing a loss of 5.0% and 4.6%, respectively. One ETF closely tracking Healthcare stocks is the Health Care Select

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Thursday Sector Laggards: Technology & Communications, Materials

Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Thursday, shares of Technology & Communications companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 4.3% loss. Within the sector, NVIDIA Corp (Symbol: NVDA) and Qorvo Inc (Symbol: QRVO) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 8.8% and 8.6%, respectively. Among technology ETFs, one ETF following the sector is the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (Symbol: XLK), which is down 5.2% on the day, and up 32.05% year-to-date. NVIDIA Corp, meanwhile, is up 122.73% year-to-date, and Qorvo Inc is up 5.93% year-to-date. Combined, NVDA and QRVO make up approximately 4.1% of the underlying holdings of XLK.

The next worst performing sector is the Materials sector, showing a 2.9% loss. Among large Materials stocks, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (Symbol: WST) and Albemarle Corp. (Symbol: ALB) are the most notable, showing a loss of 7.1% and 6.6%, respectively. One ETF closely

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The 2020 tech stock boom is nothing like the dot-com bubble of 2000, and the sector is set to keep on rising, JPMorgan says

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  • Technology stocks have seen unprecedented gains in recent months, leading some to speculate that a bubble like that seen in the late 1990s might be inflating.
  • That’s not the case, however, and tech’s recent rally is set to continue, according to analysts at JPMorgan.
  • In a note Monday, they said: “In contrast to the dot-com bubble, the current rally has been supported by strong earnings delivery.” 
  • It noted tech price-to-earnings ratios are not stretched, a sign that the sector’s fundamentals remain strong.
  • The bank stayed overweight on tech stocks, meaning it recommends investors buy.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Technology stocks have seen unprecedented gains in recent months, leading some to speculate that a bubble like that seen in the late 1990s might be inflating.

That’s not the case, however, and tech’s recent rally is set to continue, according to analysts at JPMorgan.

In a

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