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Day: September 16, 2020

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Sep 16, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —, one of the world’s prominent market research firms has released a report titled Global N95 Protective Masks Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 primarily aims to hint at opportunities and challenges in the global industry. The report is an all-inclusive document comprising crucial information about top players, market trends, pricing analysis, and overview of the market for the forecast period from 2020 to 2025. The report contains valuable information and an in-depth analysis of primary and secondary drivers, market share, leading segments, and regional analysis. The research studies supply and demand situation, the competitive scenario, and the challenges for global N95 Protective Masks market growth, market opportunities, and the threats faced by top key players.

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Product types, applications, geographies, and

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USA TODAY Sports’ Paul Myerberg breaks down the status of the Big Ten following a decision to delay the season.


The Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday the University of Iowa’s college football season will resume yet this fall with a shortened schedule and increased safety precautions for players.

The 14 Big Ten institutions will each be designated a Chief Infection Officer to oversee the conference’s data collection and reporting. Daily COVID-19 testing is set to begin on Sept. 30.

In an Iowa athletics department news release, the Hawkeyes’ coach Kirk Ferentz said the news was a welcome announcement.

“Our focus is now to train and prepare to compete on Oct. 24, recognizing the health and safety of our players is our No. 1 priority,” Ferentz said. “I am proud of the attitude and work ethic our players have displayed over the past several weeks of uncertainty. The

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That was what happened in October 2018, and again the following March, when the software forced down the noses of two of the new planes in a way their pilots could not overcome, causing crashes that killed 346 people.

The engineer’s acknowledgment is one of several revelations contained in a new report released Wednesday by investigators from the House Transportation Committee. The document details myriad gaps in oversight that allowed federal regulators to certify that the plane was safe to fly even though officials at both Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration did not fully understand how it was designed.

After months of delays by the FAA, the investigators in May were allowed to view a draft “oversight report” written months after the initial Max crash in Indonesia. The February 2019 draft report considered Boeing’s actions in the years before the deadly incident, and its conclusions shocked investigators.

The FAA’s

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Tamil Nadu is taking the lead in imparting students with training on future skills, with plans to launch a SkillTech University to offer courses in different sectors, including automotive and power. SkillTech University will be an online platform and will be beneficial to all stakeholders, including government, industries and students.

A blueprint of SkillTech University was launched today at CII Connect 2020. SkillTech will be a convergence of skill education, the university format and use technology to implement the same, said R Narayanan, National Leader, Education and Skill Development, KPMG, which is partnering with the State in this initiative.

SkillTech University will have a strong industry and academic collaborations to offer highly relevant skill training to target students. The initial funding and patronage will be provided by the State government. It will offer deep industry engagement; technology-led and future skills focussed learning; up-to-date curricula in line with evolving industry requirements

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The IRS is reminding taxpayers and tax practitioners of the procedures for requesting expedited handling of requests for letter rulings under Rev. Proc. 2020-1, 2020-1 I.R.B. 1 (Jan. 2, 2020).

As set forth in Rev. Proc. 2020-1, the IRS ordinarily processes requests for letter rulings in the order that they were received.  A taxpayer with a compelling need to have a request processed more quickly may request expedited handling.  The request for expedited handling must be made in writing, preferably in a separate letter submitted with the letter ruling request. 

Requests for expedited handling are granted at the discretion of the IRS and typically involve a factor outside of the taxpayer’s control that creates a real business need to obtain a letter ruling before a certain date in order to avoid serious business consequences.  Requests for expedited handling should be submitted as promptly as possible after the taxpayer has become

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  • Speaking at the Barclays Global Financial Services Conference on Tuesday, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan and Jennifer Piepszak, JPMorgan’s CFO, both spoke about customers’ increasing reliance on digital banking tools.
  • Moynihan said that the pandemic had accelerated already-burgeoning digital trends by a year or two.
  • And Piepszak hinted at real-estate cost savings, which might impact the future of physical locations.
  • Data points to trends in the growth of mobile and digital banking throughout the coronavirus pandemic, as consumers have increasingly demanded contactless and remote banking solutions.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Top executives at the two biggest US banks by assets have seen digital adoption soar among their retail customers during the coronavirus pandemic. And that’s putting a spotlight on how exactly they’re thinking about their sprawling networks of physical branches.

Speaking at the Barclays Global Financial Services Conference on Tuesday, Brian Moynihan, Bank of America’s CEO;

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CAPE TOWN — An innovation challenge launched this month hopes to inspire new ideas for businesses that will provide people in Africa with sustainable incomes while protecting ecosystems.

The African Leadership University’s Kigali-based School of Wildlife Conservation (SOWC) approaches conservation with the aim of enabling African communities to “take ownership of wildlife and the environment” as an incentive to protect ecosystems. The Beyond Tourism in Africa innovation challenge, seeking to uncover non-tourism business ideas for the “wildlife economy,” emerges from the school’s view of nature as “a great pillar of economic growth for Africa.”

The challenge is a joint venture between SOWC, WWF Africa, and the Switzerland-based Luc Hoffmann Institute. Applications opened on Sept. 1. Up to 15 finalists will be selected in November; they will spend several months in ALU’s incubator program next year, developing their ideas before pitching them to investors in September 2021.

Tourism is the most

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“KKR is reaching the final round of capital raising for its $12.5bn Asian buyout fund, its fourth such vehicle and what will probably be the largest ever for the region.”

“At the same time, the firm whose name is synonymous with buyouts worldwide is readying what is expected to be a $1bn fund to invest in young tech companies in the region, its first such foray in Asia.”

Henny Sender writes in the Financial Times,

“That figure is small by KKR standards, but large in the world of venture capital and growth equity. Can KKR successfully diversify in Asia, as it has in the US and Europe, from doing big private equity transactions to early stage investing?”

Last month Alphabet, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) raised $10 billion in the bond market. Oh, and Alphabet had on its balance sheet at the time $121 billion in cash and marketable securities.

And, this

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“At my high school graduation, I told all my family I would go to community college. I was trying to better my future,” McConnell said. “But the online classes really threw me for a loop. I knew I couldn’t do it.”

McConnell’s situation is playing out all over the country. As fall semester gets into full swing in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, schools are noticing a concerning trend: Low-income students are the most likely to drop out or not enroll at all, raising fears that they might never get a college degree. Some 100,000 fewer high school seniors completed financial aid applications to attend college this year, according to a National College Attainment Network analysis of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data through August.

The lower enrollment figures are the latest sign of how the economic devastation unleashed by the coronavirus crisis has weighed more heavily

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House Republicans will attempt to quickly force a vote on a bill to replenish a key coronavirus small business aid program, according to congressional aides. 

The GOP lawmakers on Wednesday will unveil a two-part proposal designed to restart the Paycheck Protection Program. Reps. Steve Chabot of Ohio and Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington plan to introduce proposals to reopen applications for the $138 billion that remains unspent from the small business loan program, along with a so-called discharge petition to force a vote on the bill. 

Under the legislation, companies could apply for a second loan if they have fewer than 300 employees and have seen revenue decline by 25%. The GOP is expected to be able to start gathering signatures on the petition next Friday, and would need 218 to move toward a vote. If all 198 Republicans support the move, the party would need 20 Democrats to join. 

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