Carne asada sushi rolls, anybody? Right here’s the place you will get Mexican-style sushi within the GTA

It was about 22 years ago when chef Luis Gaxiola heard of a restaurant in Culiacan, Mexico that merged Japanese and Mexican cooking, using sushi as a vessel for creative expression. In lieu of raw fish, protein and vegetables would be stewed or deep fried, coiled into rice rolls and elaborately garnished, marrying chile sauces with flying fish roe and kanikama.

“Suddenly it went from one restaurant to dozens of restaurants presenting this style of sushi,” said Luis, who opened Sinaloa Factory in Woodbridge during the pandemic with his partner Marielos Gaxiola. In the past couple of years, this style of sushi has picked up steam outside of Mexico, popping up in cities like Los Angeles and Houston.

“Sinaloa is a very creative place when it comes to food. This is the land of tomatoes and meat agriculture. We are surrounded by agriculture, farming and the sea. So there is always a lot of ideas being thrown on the plate, it is very progressive,” said Luis.

Located along Mexico’s northwestern coast, Sinaloa is the largest tomato producing state in the country and is also known for its fishing industries.

With Sinaloa-style sushi, classic Mexican preparations like carne asada — where beef is marinated and then seared — is rolled with rice, cream cheese and avocado and presented like Japanese sushi rolls rather than served as tacos.

“There are no limits when it comes to this style of sushi, there are hundreds of variations,” said Luis.

Pages of the menu are dedicated to more than 30 kinds of sushi. There’s one with breaded shrimp, cream cheese and avocado topped with thin slices of banana, siracha spicy mayo and chipotle sauce.

“It sounds crazy, but it is the most popular roll,” said Marielos.

There are other dishes that reflect the regional specialties of Sinaloa, such as the gobernador taco: a lightly charred corn tortilla topped with shrimp cooked with poblano peppers and finished with mozzarella cheese. There are a few varieties of aguachile: raw shrimp tossed with lime juice, chili peppers and a half a dozen other ingredients then served in molcajetes. “We are the aguachile capital of Mexico,” said Luis.

Recently, the restaurant added a birria sushi roll to the menu. Birria is a traditional slow-cooked stew of meat with many regional variations that’s becoming increasingly popular in Toronto. Luis cooks the beef low and slow and uses it to top a rice roll stuffed with avocado, cream cheese and chile tornado (blistered Serrano peppers).

“Usually we accompany our rolls with some soy sauce or a chili pepper to accent the flavors,” Luis said. “With the birria dish, we give them a cup of consommé on the side. Some of our guests love dipping each roll into the consommé.”

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NBA video games in digital actuality have potential. This is what watching one is like

Jabari Young wears the Oculus Quest 2 device.

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Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka emerged from the team bench and before I knew it he was blocking my view. Indiana Pacers coach Rick Carlisle was close enough that I could see his Cole Haan boots and I saw a Lance Stephenson 3 pointer from an angle I had never seen before.

These are just some of my recent experiences watching an NBA game while wearing a virtual reality headset.

The National Basketball Association is offering virtual courtside courts Meta‘s $299 Oculus Quest 2 devices. The headsets were one of the most popular Christmas presents in 2021, showing that people seem more willing than ever to try virtual reality. And companies are trying to keep tabs on their content by creating VR versions of their apps and games.

An Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset and controller captured on September 28, 2020.

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The NBA experience is free and available on Meta’s Horizon Venues platform, which is a free software download for the Oculus headset. People appear as digital avatars, much like cartoon versions of their real selves, watching an NBA game from the perspective of the court. It’s not Jack Nicholson’s seat of the Los Angeles Lakers Crypto.com Arena or Spike Lee’s seat in Madison Square Garden, but it almost replicates reality.

From a business standpoint, the deal could give the NBA new media rights, which is important when regional sports networks struggle.

Meanwhile, Meta — the company formerly known as Facebook — is leveraging its partnership with esports providers like the NBA, WWE, and the Premier League to give people new reasons to try virtual reality.

Mark Zuckerberg’s company is investing $10 billion in the Metaverse, a virtual world he believes will become the standard for social networking, gaming, and even work.

Meta sent CNBC the Oculus 2 headset last month. I witnessed the January 10th game in the NBA between the Celtics and the Pacers. Here’s what you need to know.

Celtics Jaylen Brown drives to the basket in a NBA regular season basketball game at TD Garden in Boston on January 10, 2022 between Pacers Jeremy Lamb (left) and Myles Turner (right).

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The experience is not “garbage”

First, you should know that if you live in the market where an NBA game is being televised, you are prohibited from watching. The NBA uses RSN feeds from their League Pass product, and local markets are subject to the same pesky restrictions you encounter elsewhere.

Once in game you will immediately notice other avatars participating in live discussions. The closeness of the plot also catches your attention. This is where you immerse yourself in the experience, as it actually feels like you’re sitting in a pitchside seat, right down to the level of engagement with fans nearby.

There are two levels in the digital space where you can follow the game. The first level is usually where the crowd watches the chatter, and that evening I counted about 15 people in the room in the first quarter.

The balcony level is quieter for a more private setting and the view is ok.

Don’t be afraid to start a conversation with an avatar with their mic on, especially if you need help navigating what looks like two levels of a private social club.

When the Celtics were leading 23-18 in the first quarter, an avatar approached me and asked for help watching. I was confused at first as my stream was fine but it became clear that the real person behind the avatar had a bad connection or was restricted due to local lockdown rules.

That prompted him to call the NBA’s Metaverse experience “garbage.” Moments later, I asked another avatar standing next to me what he thought of the experience.

“That’s dope,” replied the avatar named “TUtley.” “You have to get that for football.”

The scenic views of Boston that emerged during game breaks were also quite impressive and made me feel like I was in the city where the game is being played.

The minuses: interference and picture quality

“Yo man! Are you okay?” I heard one avatar ask another.

The avatar in question was slumped and unresponsive. It almost seemed like the Metaverse character was having a fit.

The avatar eventually regained its form and began to speak, but that mistake was certainly odd.

The controllers are your hands in the metaverse, so it can be weird to see avatars nearby with their hands and arms misaligned with their bodies.

In the fourth quarter, Stephenson pinned a 3-pointer and Pacers forward Torrey Craig then converted a layup to reduce the Celtics’ lead to three, 71-68.

Witnessing the tight sequence was fun, but the relatively poor image quality eventually made itself felt. TV and video providers have spoiled viewers with high definition games. Every small difference in quality is quickly noticed.

The NBA is partnering with a VR production company Media Monks to show the games on the Oculus platform.

During the NBA’s pandemic “bubble” season in Orlando, the company used Sony’s FX6 cameras, which cost about $6,000to shoot VR games. This season, however, games will be shot using Sony FX9 cameras, which cost about $11,000.

However, Meta often experiments with the resolution and frame rates of the VR games, which are still technically in “beta” or test mode. Media Monks places five cameras in NBA arenas, but added a sixth for the Celtics-Pacers game to capture a sense of spaciousness.

An FX9 camera is located at the presenter’s table and provides the front row view. FX9 cameras are also located on each back panel. One is used to capture distant shots and another to move around.

The cameras switch angles throughout the game, which can be annoying but necessary when coaches accidentally block the view. For example, Udoka’s leg was in my face every time he went to Center Court.

The featured presenter is former NBA forward Richard Jefferson, but the comments are boring at times. And the trivia questions don’t help.

Meta uses former NBA players like Jefferson to interact with avatars that participate in the court experience. And for some contests, commentators could appear in the room as real avatars to chat with fans.

We’ll see how exciting that actually is when the time comes.

A screenshot of Jabari’s splash screen reminiscent of an NBA virtual reality event on the Oculus Quest 2 platform.

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Finally, the selection of games could be better. Celtics pacers was ok but tent games would be more attractive and could attract more people making it an even more social experience.

The next two NBA VR games on Oculus are coming up January 17th – Allowing Covid postponements – with the Oklahoma Thunder playing Mark Cubans Dallas Mavericks. the 22nd of January VR experience has played the Sacramento Kings against the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks.

These aren’t necessarily must-see games.

What’s next

I missed the Celtics pacers renewal because my Oculus headset battery died. But given how many people were on the first level at the end of Q4 and more coming out of the venues lobby, it’s fair to say that the NBA VR experience was popular in the metaverse that night.

Three days after attending the game, I spoke to Rob Shaw, Meta’s director of sports leagues and media partnerships, to understand how far the court experience has progressed and where it is going.

Shaw was reminded of comments made to CNBC in 2020 when he said the NBA’s Oculus concept was “still in the early stages.”

Meta’s Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset.

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Shaw said the new Oculus Quest 2 and its adoption have made a big difference since then. He noted that the device is lighter, has better optics, and is cheaper than its $399 sister device, making it more popular as a gift.

“Now we’re in the fundamental moments of building and learning the experience,” Shaw said.

I asked if the NBA experience would remain free, and Shaw didn’t rule it out.

“I think the business model can be redefined,” he explained. “It doesn’t necessarily have to be pay-per-view, but an economy that can be built around the viewer experience.”

He added that if the VR experience can really evolve to mimic pitchside, “I see they want to put a price point on a ticket. But that’s a decision that has to be made by the league and the media company.”

Ultimately, it’s up to the NBA to charge consumers. The league did not provide an official for CNBC to discuss it.

While the NBA is silent on the matter, Meta is looking ahead.

Shaw envisions immersive VR displays and allows users to purchase avatar jerseys at a Metaverse NBA store. Then, for an additional fee, private live screening options. There are ideas centered around a sports bar seat experience and VIP options that include watching games with an NBA legend or celebrity.

“I think sponsorship can be redefined,” Shaw said. “Brand activation, historically limited to the venue, suddenly becomes more accessible and customizable for the Metaverse.”

— CNBC’s Steve Kovach contributed to this article.

This is The way to Fashion a Sweater Set in Any Climate

I don’t know about you, but I get ridiculous when I find ultra-versatile styles of clothing that I can easily wear from spring and summer through the fall and winter months. Since I come from someone who lives in a city where the weather fluctuates all the time (ahem, Los Angeles), I would compare landing on such a gem to winning the cloakroom jackpot. Case in point: I’ve noticed a handful of trendsetters flocking to this Who What Wear Collection sweater set, and after seeing each of them have their own touch of styling, I consider myself sold.

We all agree that putting two plain colored pieces together can instantly make an ensemble look more expensive than it actually is (jackpot again), and luxurious looking knitwear offers the option for both casual and upscale attire. Combine this with its two-piece nature, which sets it up perfectly for endless mix-and-match appeal, and you can see how the set could easily become a year-round staple for any it girl. I love options, so it’s worth noting that the set comes in three different color options. And because I love visuals, I’ve rounded up a handful of outfits from Instagram that you can take inspiration from below.

State to allocate $700M to stimulate development, enhance public well being: Right here’s the place the cash goes

Governor Phil Murphy and the legislature agreed on Friday to allocate nearly $ 700 million to stimulate economic growth and improve public health.

The funding will provide $ 435 million from the New Jersey Debt Defeasance and Prevention Fund and $ 262.6 million from the American Rescue Plan’s State Fiscal Recovery Fund.

The proposals were made by the Ministry of Finance to the Joint Budgetary Supervisory Committee for approval, which is expected.

“This proposal will allow us to responsibly finance construction and continue to use federal dollars for one-time, transformative investments in our residents, communities and infrastructure,” said Murphy.

The following are the proposed capital construction projects to be supported by the New Jersey Debt Defeasance and Prevention Fund:

  • New Jersey Windport and Port Infrastructure ($ 345 million): Funding for the wind port and related projects is provided by the Economic Development Authority, the Department of Transportation and the South Jersey Port Corp.
  • Rowan University School of Veterinary Medicine / Cooper Medical School ($ 90 million): Support school.

The following are the 13 proposed projects to be supported by the State Fiscal Recovery Fund of the American Rescue Plan:

  • Hackensack University Medical Center ($ 100 million): Supporting the Hackensack University Hospital, which was certified as a level 1 trauma center in the fall of this year, in its efforts to strengthen the regional infrastructure for emergency health care. HUMC must submit a preparedness improvement plan subject to the conditions listed for the other Level 1 trauma centers.
  • Supply Chain Disruption Funding ($ 40 million): Established a program run by the Department of Community Affairs and the Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency to fill COVID-induced funding gaps in already underwritten and ongoing projects for affordable housing and community development.
  • Implementation of the Eviction Prevention Program ($ 37.5 million): Targeted support for people who need help most urgently with the application, as well as temporary workers in assessing eligibility and determining and paying out support benefits, in addition to other tasks that are crucial for the success of the program.
  • Greenway Acquisition ($ 25 million): To support the state’s efforts to purchase this transportation corridor in Essex and Hudson counties. These funds will complement funds from the Green Acres State Land Acquisition program.
  • Inspira Health ($ 20 million): Support Inspira Health’s proposed acquisition of Salem Medical Center, which will improve emergency preparedness and pandemic preparedness for this community.
  • Commuter Hub COVID-impacted Redevelopment Program ($ 10 million): Supporting retail and pedestrian activities in urban areas with public transport that have suffered economic damage from the decline in commuting due to the pandemic. This program would split funds between the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and the Economic Development Authority for two targeted initiatives.
  • Pennsauken Community Center ($ 10 million): Help build a new community center in Pennsauken Township that will facilitate access to social services and mitigate the impact of the health emergency on education and child welfare.
  • RWJBarnabas Health ($ 5 million): Assisted RWJBH and Rutgers University Behavioral Health with programming related to the increased need for behavioral health due to the pandemic.
  • Wally Choice Community Center ($ 5 million): Support pandemic-related efforts (including education and social services) at this Glenfield Park facility.
  • Corporate Marketing Initiatives ($ 5 million): To help the state expand implementation of a marketing program to highlight the benefits of doing business in New Jersey while the state works to recover from the economic impact of the pandemic.
  • Atlantic Health ($ 3 million): To modernize and renovate the emergency room at Morristown Medical Center so the facility is better able to cope with the current pandemic and future infectious disease outbreaks.
  • Alexander Hamilton Visitor and Education Center at the Great Falls of the Passaic River ($ 2 million): Funding of eligible costs for this tourism-related project at the National Historical Park in the city of Paterson.
  • Vernon Parish ($ 100,000): To support community health efforts related to environmental remediation.

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Covid variant B.1.1.529 emerges in South Africa: This is what we all know

The World Health Organization got a new one on Friday heavily mutated strain of Covid-19 a variant of the concern.

“This variant has a large number of mutations, some of which are of concern,” the WHO said in a statement released on Friday. “Preliminary indications indicate an increased risk of reinfection with this variant compared to other VOCs.”

The variant, which was first known as B.1.1.529 and is now called Omicron, has been found in small numbers in South Africa, WHO officials said. However, the number of Omicron cases “appears to be increasing in almost all provinces of South Africa,” the WHO reported on Friday. The omicron variant has since been found in the United Kingdom, Israel, Belgium, Netherlands and Hong Kong.

We know the following so far:

Multiple mutations

South African scientist Tulio de Oliveira said in a media briefing from the South African Ministry of Health on Thursday that the variant contains a “unique constellation” of more than 30 mutations in the spike protein, the component of the virus that binds to cells. That is significantly more than with the Delta variant.

Many of these mutations are linked to increased antibody resistance, which can affect the virus’ behavior towards vaccines, treatments, and communicability, health officials said.

De Oliveira said the variant contains around 50 mutations in total. The receptor binding domain, the part of the virus that first comes into contact with cells, has 10 mutations, far more than just two for the Delta-Covid variant, which spread rapidly earlier this year and became the dominant strain worldwide.

This level of mutation means that it is possible that it came from a single patient who was unable to get rid of the virus, which gives them a chance to develop genetically. The same hypothesis has been proposed for the alpha-covid variant.

Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO technical director on Covid-19, said in a livestream question and answer on Thursday that scientists “don’t know very much about it yet” and that it would take a few weeks to get a full picture of it how the variant responds to existing vaccines.

‘Most important variant’ so far

Great Britain immediately put a flight ban in place from South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Eswatini and Zimbabwe from Friday noon to Sunday 4 a.m. local time.

The British health authority is investigating the variant, which, according to Minister of Health Sajid Javid, is “possibly worrying”. No cases have been identified in the UK yet and Javid stressed that while the government needed more data at this early stage, it had chosen to take precautions.

“This is the most significant variant we have come across and there is urgent research to find out more about its transmissibility, severity and susceptibility to vaccines,” said Jenny Harries, Chief Executive of HSA, UK.

Because of the new variant, Israel has also banned travel to several South African countries as well as to Singapore and other countries. Israel has reported a case of the new variant in a traveler returning from Malawi.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with health experts on Friday to discuss the country’s response, which reportedly could include declaring a state of emergency.

Belgium on Friday afternoon became the first European country to report a case of variant B.1.1.529.

However, the WHO warned countries on Friday against hastily imposing travel restrictions. Spokesman Christian Lindmeier said at a UN briefing in Geneva that governments should take a “risk-based and scientific approach” and stressed that it will take several weeks for researchers to understand the possible effects of the variant.

Easier to contain?

“It looks like this particular variant has a very worrying amount of mutations, particularly in the spike protein, which is needed for its transmission properties as well as its protection from the vaccines. So based on the genetic information, we are quite concerned.” Pasi Penttinen, public health emergency manager at the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, told CNBC on Friday.

“We still have a lot to learn about the situation in South Africa and all efforts should now be made not just in South Africa but in the countries of southern Africa to ensure that they get a full picture of this virus,” said Penttinen called.

However, Francois Balloux, an epidemiologist and director of the Genetics Institute at University College London, told the BBC on Friday that early detection of the variant could help contain it.

Balloux added that even if B.1.1.529 is more transmissible than previous variants, it would not “get to the point” in efforts to contain the virus. He suggested it should be an irritating setback rather than a rebirth of the pandemic.

Distribution not yet known

The first genomes of the new variant were uploaded to the international GISAID database on November 22nd, but now genomes from South Africa, Botswana, Hong Kong and Israel have been uploaded, the extent of which is not yet known.

The cases so far have been concentrated in Gauteng, South Africa’s most populous region and home to nearly 16 million people, South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla said during Thursday’s briefing.

The two Hong Kong cases were identified at a quarantine hotel, with a person who had traveled from South Africa suspected of having passed the virus on to someone in a neighboring room.

The new development comes as cases of Covid-19, mainly the older Delta variant, increase worldwide during the winter months. Several countries in Europe, in particular, have seen record spikes and have taken tough containment measures.

William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University, told CNBC Friday that the suggestions that the variant could be more communicable than Delta and that it could bypass vaccination protection meant that this was “a matter of serious concern” .

“The Delta variant is already extremely transferable. It’s really hard to imagine another virus that is more transmissible, ”Schaffner told CNBC’s“ Squawk Box Asia ”.

“If we have another strain of Covid that can spread even more easily than Delta, it would be a challenge for all of us around the world because when Delta arrived this summer it changed the game.”

So far, however, it has been positive that the variant has not been associated with more severe cases of Covid-19, Schaffner noted.

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Are Covid vaccine mandates moral? Right here’s what medical consultants assume

Protesters demonstrate against vaccine mandates in New York City on November 20, 2021.

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Ethical justification

Julian Savulescu, director of the Uehiro Center for Practical Ethics at Oxford University, said the main reason for implementing coercive measures during a pandemic is to prevent harm to other people.

“You are not allowed to shoot a gun in the air to harm other people, nor can you shoot a covid that could kill other people into a crowd,” he said on a phone call.

However, according to Savulescu, four ethical conditions must be met to justify coercive measures such as vaccination or masking requirements.

“First of all, the problem has to be significant, so you have to have a major emergency or a real risk of harming people. Second, you need to have safe and effective intervention, ”he told CNBC. “Third, [the outcome] must be better than fewer freedoms and more restrictive measures. Finally, the level of coercion must be proportionate to the level of risk and the safety and effectiveness of the intervention. “

In his opinion, Savulescu said that the requirement for Covid vaccines for an entire population does not meet these requirements. Because the vaccinations are not 100% effective in reducing transmission, they do not provide any additional protection to others that warrant such extreme levels of coercion.

“But there is a second way to justify coercion that is less common and that is when you have a health system that is collapsing unless you prevent people from getting sick,” he said. “Then you can use coercion to keep people from getting sick, not to prevent them from infecting other people, but to keep them from using these limited health resources in an emergency.”

This could be used to justify making Covid vaccines mandatory, he said, but only if the guideline was applied to the people who were most likely to have to go to the hospital or intensive care unit if they contracted the virus.

Vivek Cherian, a doctor at Amita Health, agreed that the overall benefits of a vaccine mandate must outweigh the risk involved to be ethically justified.

“The ethical dilemma, particularly in the United States, is the inherent conflict between an individual’s autonomy and freedom and public health value,” he said. “Given that when more people are vaccinated [it would] lead to fewer deaths, there is an ethical justification for the common good. “

But in the US, Cherian said, there is “virtually no chance that we will see universally required vaccine mandates”.

“That’s because we don’t have any vaccines right now,” he said. “What we are most likely to see are certain communities that require it, such as federal employees, the military, or individual corporations. States are likely to mandate Covid vaccine requirements for public school attendance at some point, in addition to the many other vaccines currently required. “

While countries introducing nationwide vaccination regulations are in the minority, several countries – including the UK, the US and France – have made Covid vaccination compulsory for medical workers.

British Health Minister Sajid Javid has specifically an extension of the vaccine mandate is excluded to the general population of the country.

Al Dowie, professor of medical ethics and law at the University of Glasgow, said mandatory vaccination was not inherently controversial “depending on the context”, noting that doctors in the UK should already be vaccinated against common communicable diseases.

“Coercion is ethical when the public health risk is sufficient,” he said in an email. “Health is a risky phenomenon and there must always be a residual risk. The question is what level of risk is considered acceptable.”

Coercion vs. Incentive

While some governments have opted for aggressive mandates, others have instead tried to increase vaccination adoption by incentivizing individuals to vaccinate.

For example, Ohio State’s “Vax-a-Million” lottery program, where people entered a $ 1 million raffle after getting their shot, was hailed as a “smashing hit” by Governor Mike DeWine. New York and Maryland later started their own lottery programs To create incentives for vaccine intake, however a study Boston University School of Medicine doctors later found no evidence that Ohio’s lottery incentive had increased adoption.

Alternative research has suggested that financial incentives could be useful in promoting vaccinations. A Swedish study released last month found that the number of people the equivalent of $ 24 increased vaccination intake by 4%. Researcher said CNBC however, that it was “a little extra motivation to vaccinate” and not a tool to change the minds of ardent skeptics.

During the pandemic, several governments, including those of the USA, Japan and Hong Kong, millions of citizens have given checks for $ 930 to $ 1,280 to keep their economies afloat. Savulescu said he suspected that offering lump sum payments of the same value would increase vaccination rates and protect economies by preventing further lockdowns.

“How effective these interventions are is little known and will likely depend on culture, level of incentive or coercion, ability to enforce them, etc.,” he said. “In general, I think it’s better to start with incentives than go straight to coercion.”

Cherian said that while offering incentives to promote vaccination was not at its core an unethical strategy, he was skeptical of the effectiveness of coercion and incentive tactics.

“Those who work for public health will be ready to receive the vaccine regardless of consequence or incentive,” he told CNBC. “Those who are on the fence can be incentivized. Indeed, for people who for whatever reason are extremely reluctant to vaccinate, coercive measures can have the opposite effect, making them even more suspicious of the vaccines someone is trying to force them on. “

Dubai Air Present 2021: This is what to anticipate

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Dubai’s final international air show in November 2019 feels like a different era.

Just months before the Covid-19 pandemic turned travel on its head, the well-attended biennial aviation event celebrated an industry that looks very different today.

But almost two years after the travel and aviation industries nearly came to a standstill, the market is picking up again.

The 2021 Dubai Air Show starts on Sunday November 14th. This is what awaits you:

Travel Industry Recovery?

With the continued successful rollout of vaccination campaigns and the easing of governments’ Covid restrictions, the situation for travel has improved.

“Executives are cautiously optimistic about the future,” wrote the aviation analysts of the consulting firm Accenture in a message before the fair.

The company predicts global commercial aerospace growth of 13% year over year in 2022, although the year will still be 4% below 2019 levels.

Dubai’s flagship airline, Emirates Airline – the Middle East’s largest airline and largest aircraft buyer – has enjoyed some of that rebound for itself, reducing its previous losses with an 86% revenue increase for its half-year results for fiscal year 2021-2022.

Nevertheless, concerns about possible new Covid variants, inflation and rising energy prices leave considerable uncertainty for the industry. At the fair in Dubai there will certainly be a lot of discussion about the recovery of the industry as well as how aviation has become safer and more hygienic due to the pandemic.

Partly because of this uncertainty and also because Dubai is hosting a smaller air show than the Paris or Farnborough events, analysts are not expecting many large orders this year. This is also because Gulf airlines’ order books “tend to be more focused on wide-body aircraft,” said Sheila Kahyaoglu, aerospace and defense analyst at Jefferies. “So I think international traffic is slower. I just don’t think this will be a catalyst for more orders.”

Supply chain problems

The global supply chain crisis has affected many sectors and aerospace was no exception.

In aviation, supply chain bottlenecks hit defense primarily, Kahyaoglu said. “In communication systems, ships, semiconductor parts – wherever it affects the rest of the world.”

In the business jet segment, the impact is smaller, as fewer private jets are made per year than other types of aircraft, but there is still “a bit of a parts shortage so the OEMs” [original equipment manufacturers] need to be aware of their material purchases, “said Kahyaoglu.

More than half of aerospace executives – 55% – “showed less confidence in the punctuality and quality of their supply chain over the next six months,” said Accenture.

Freight gain

Only one air transport segment has exceeded 2019 levels and that is freight.

People may long have stopped traveling, but e-commerce and the movement of goods have continued to increase. Before the pandemic, a significant volume of cargo was carried in the belly of passenger planes. But after those planes went offline due to increasing travel restrictions, says Richard Aboulafia, vice president of analysis at Teal Group, “all of a sudden people were like, ‘Hey, we need special cargo planes because this belly cargo is not available.’ “

Expect to see airbus and Boeing – the world’s two largest aerospace companies by revenue – are showing new large freighter versions of existing aircraft, Aboulafia said.

“You will see Airbus talk, maybe even take off, about a freighter version of the A350 XWB jetliner,” he told CNBC.

“And you could see the exact same thing from Boeing with the freighter version of the 777X, the newest version of the 777 that has composite wings and stuff. That’s going to be really interesting to see because the Golf is a pretty big cargo.” Market.”

In fact, in Emirates Airline’s most recent half-year results, cargo operations were robust, rising 39%, bringing the business to 90% of the volume it was in 2019.

Military sales

On defense terms, vigilance continues to see progress on the sale of the Lockheed Martin F-35 II Joint Strike to the UAE, penned on the last day of the Trump administration. The gigantic $ 23 billion sale, which consists mostly of 50 F-35 jets and at least 18 armed drones, is reportedly still under negotiation between Washington and Abu Dhabi.

Previously, U.S. laws and export regulations prevented it from selling deadly drones or the F-35 to any of its Arab allies. But the changes introduced by the Trump administration made this possible, which means that when it is completed it would be the first sale of the F-35 and US-made armed drones to an Arab country.

There is also a “general trend towards the continuous modernization of combat fleets, mostly modernized fourth-generation platforms,” ​​said Justin Bronk, research fellow in air force and technology at the Royal United Services Institute in London.

The fourth generation generally refers to fighter jets in service from the 1980s to the present day, with multi-combat roles and more advanced technology than their predecessors, such as infrared search and tracking and digital avionics.

People are shopping for Teslas, not EVs. Here is why that is about to vary

Americans don’t buy electric vehicles, they buy Teslas.

That has been a fairly accurate statement for US consumers over the past few years, with Tesla This accounts for the majority of electric vehicles sold, according to IHS Markit, including 79% in 2020. But that is starting to change as the so-called traditional Car manufacturers and start-ups are investing billions in a number of new electric vehicles to compete against Tesla.

The influx of electric vehicles – from a few dozen today to estimates of hundreds of new models by 2025 – is expected to detract from Tesla’s market share in the years to come. The new electric vehicles are planned as larger automakers, such as General Motors and Volkswagen, Transition to building almost entirely electric vehicles in the next decade or so.

The logo marks the showroom and service center of the US automobile and energy company Tesla in Amsterdam on October 23, 2019.

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“It’s no surprise that Tesla still dominates electric vehicle sales because they are the only ones with truly viable products in full swing,” said Michael Fiske, IHS Markit deputy director. “In a growth market, it is extremely difficult to maintain the majority market share, regardless of the industry. … As we move towards a larger and really significant number of manufacturers to play in this space, Tesla has to lose market share. “

Tesla’s market share of all-electric vehicles is expected to drop to 56% in 2021 as early as this year as new vehicles such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volkswagen ID.4 are introduced, IHS Markit said.

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The research and forecasting firm expects Tesla’s US market share of all-electric vehicles to be 20% in 2025.

2021 vs. 2030

Tesla’s current dominance affects a relatively insignificant market. Despite the attention and hype surrounding electric vehicles, sales of all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles – which include both electric motors and an internal combustion engine – remain tiny. Electric vehicle sales, including plug-in hybrids, are expected to account for less than 4% of US sales this year, according to industry forecasts. According to LMC, fully electric models – such as Teslas – only account for 2.6% of the market or around 394,000 vehicles.

“Going on, it doesn’t take long to get into pretty big volume and share the growth,” said Jeff Schuster, LMC president for America. “This is a massive linchpin for the auto industry.”

LMC expects electric vehicles to account for 34.2% of new car sales in the U.S. by 2030, with all-electric 30.1% and plug-in hybrids accounting for 4.1%. Some of AutoForecast Solutions’ most pessimistic estimates predict that electric vehicles will account for about 23% of the market by 2030, with all-electric cars and trucks accounting for 18.6% of US sales. IHS Markit predicts that electric vehicles will make up about 40% of the US industry by 2030.

Biden’s goal “very optimistic”

While analysts and forecasters differ on how many electric vehicles will be sold this decade, they agree that the rollout will be quick, but likely not President Joe Biden’s order for half of the new vehicles sold be electric vehicles in the country.

“It is very optimistic to reach 50% by then,” said Tony Salerno, managing director for automotive analytics and advisory at JD Power, citing challenges such as consumer education, charging infrastructure and support from the US power grid. “I think it will get there at some point from a utility standpoint, but it’s early days and there are many pieces of the puzzle that we need to figure out to get there.”

When Biden announced the deal earlier this year, dubbed more of a “friendly target,” automakers weren’t fully on board. Many, including the Detroit automakers, said they aim to “achieve 40-50 percent of the annual US volume of electric vehicles” by 2030.

“It’s not going to happen. Mainly because it’s an unexplored market. Nobody really knows how much there is,” said Sam Fiorani, vice president of global forecasting for AutoForecast Solutions. “Nobody really knows how deep the market is right now. If you take Tesla out of the picture, the market is less than 1% of all electric vehicles.”

Covid vaccine boosters are actually out there. This is who’s eligible for Pfizer, Moderna and J&J’s pictures

A patient receives on 29.

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Nearly 100 million people across the country are immediately entitled to a Covid booster vaccination after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has additional doses of. have approved Modern and Johnson & Johnson‘s vaccines Thursday night.

The agency’s decision also allows fully immunized individuals to combine their booster vaccinations with doses from different manufacturers after research by the National Institutes of Health showed that combining and combining vaccines was safe and effective. Pfizer and BioNTech‘s boosters were largely released for use in the United States on September 24th.

About 11.6 million people across the country have already received their boosters, and CDC approvals have opened them up to tens of millions more people. But not everyone is eligible. Here’s who gets the extra doses in the U.S. based on their first round of shooting:

Pfizer-BioNTech

More than 47 million Pfizer vaccine recipients who received both vaccinations at least six months ago were eligible for a booster on Friday, according to data presented to the CDC’s advisory committee on Thursday. This contains:

  • Everyone who is 65 and older.
  • All adults between the ages of 18 and 64 who have cancer, dementia, diabetes, heart disease, HIV, and other conditions that make Covid complications more likely.
  • Anyone over the age of 18 who live or work in a long-term care facility, homeless shelter and prison or other community facility.
  • Frontline workers aged 18 and over who are at higher risk of Covid exposure due to their work, including first responders, teachers, supermarket workers and local transit workers.

Modern

According to the CDC presentation, more than 39.1 million Moderna vaccine recipients who received both vaccinations at least six months ago were able to receive a booster on Friday. The CDC has adopted the same criteria for Moderna recipients as Pfizer, as the two companies use the same mRNA technology in their Covid vaccines. They include.

  • Everyone who is 65 and older.
  • All adults between the ages of 18 and 64 who have cancer, dementia, diabetes, heart disease, HIV, and other conditions that make Covid complications more likely.
  • Anyone over the age of 18 who live or work in a long-term care facility, homeless shelter and prison or other community facility.
  • Frontline workers aged 18 and over who are at higher risk of Covid exposure due to their work, including first responders, teachers, supermarket workers and local transit workers.

Johnson & Johnson

The CDC has adopted slightly different criteria for J & J’s one-time Covid vaccine, making nearly 13 million recipients eligible as of Friday. This contains

  • All adults who were vaccinated with J & J’s Covid vaccine at least two months ago, instead of Pfizer and Moderna six months ago.
  • All adult J&J recipients are entitled to a booster vaccination, even if they do not have any underlying medical conditions or work or live in an occupation where there is a higher risk of Covid.

NHL began its $1 billion take care of ESPN and Turner Sports activities – this is how many individuals watched the season openers

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evan Rodrigues (9) takes a break and Tampa Bay Lightning goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) stops during the NHL hockey game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins on October 12, 2021 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL , a parade.

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The National Hockey League started its 2021/22 season on Tuesday. It’s also the first year of its $ 1 billion media rights package with ESPN and Turner Sports.

The networks told the NHL an average of 884,000 Viewers for ESPN’s double headers on Tuesday, and Turner drew around 669,500 viewers for its national slot on Wednesday. Both numbers are above the NHL average for the last two season openers.

In ESPN’s first game, the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated reigning Stanley Cup champions Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2. That game averaged 984,000 viewers on Tuesday and peaked at over a million viewers, according to ESPN, which used metrics from research firm Nielsen.

the Disney– Own network added that the 2021 contest surpassed its last highly rated NHL opener in October 2001 between the Penguins and Colorado Avalanche. This kick-off in 2001 drew 927,000 spectators.

ESPN also made its debut with the expanding franchise Seattle Kraken, which fell 4-3 against the Las Vegas Golden Knights. The game reached an average of 782,000 viewers and also peaked at over a million viewers. The network said that ESPN + streaming metrics are not included in viewership.

For comparison: the first game of the 2020-21 NHL season opener an average of 972,000 Total number of viewers on NBC’s sports network. This competition featured the Philadelphia Flyers and Penguins and was the most watched regular season game on NBCSN.

Other games from last season’s triple header were the Chicago Blackhawks against the Lightning and Avalanche against the St. Louis Blues. The combined television show had an average of 774,000 viewers, up from 600,000 viewers the previous season.

Alex Ovechkin # 8 of the Washington Capitals shoots the puck against the New York Rangers during the second period at Capital One Arena on October 13, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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The NHL ended its 16-year partnership with NBC Sports, reaching a $ 1 billion package with ESPN and Turner Sports last April.

On Wednesday TNT released its national double header package and added some crossover appeal. The network featured star NBA commentator Charles Barkley on the pregame show of the Washington Capitals 5-1 victory over the New York Rangers. The game averaged 817,000 viewers and peaked at 920,000 between 9:00 PM and 9:15 PM ET.

In the competition, Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored two goals to move up to fifth place all-time. The 36-year-old Ovechkin has 732 career goals and still needs 163 to break Wayne Gretzky’s NHL record 894 goals. TNT said there was an average of 522,000 viewers for the second competition in which the Avalanche beat the Blackhawks 4-2.

On the ad front, metrics company EDO estimates that the automotive category leads with 15.4% of ad spend for this season’s NHL opening games. Restaurants accounted for 12.9% and insurance for 11.9% of advertising spending. EDO added Apple Commercials led to search engagement. It’s a metric the company uses to measure online brand search activity in the minutes after a TV ad is broadcast.