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SYDNEY, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Only 28% of participants in the air cargo industry feel they are well prepared to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine once available, according to a survey released on Wednesday, as the industry begins to gear up for a major logistical challenge.

Ground handlers and airports feel less prepared than freight forwarders and airlines, according to the survey conducted by The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and Pharma.Aero which found 36% of participants planned to invest in additional physical or digital infrastructure.

TIACA Vice Chairman Sanjeev Gadhia, who heads Nairobi-based air cargo operator Astral Aviation, said the global distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine would be the toughest logistical challenge ever faced, with an estimated 10 billion doses requiring distribution in 2021 and 2022.

More than 40 vaccine candidates are already undergoing clinical trials, according to the World Health Organization.

“We know that as from November the first

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  • Business activity resilient, driven by Targetspot and Europe
  • Operating profitability improves
  • Group growth prospects reasserted

Regulatory News:

AudioValley (Paris:ALAVY) (Brussels:ALAVY)(ISIN Code: BE0974334667/Ticker: ALAVY), an international specialist in digital audio solutions,has presented its results for the first half of 2020. The financial statements, closed on 30 June 2020, were approved by the Board of Directors on 9 October 2020. For the sake of clarity, the data presented below is provided on a comparable consolidation scope basis. In application of IFRS accounting standards, the 2019 interim accounts have been restated for the disposal of the Storever business, completed on 5 December 2019.

Solid resilience despite public health context

Revenue declined by a limited amount during the period, slipping 11% to €8.7m (-12% on a constant currency basis). Although the COVID-19 outbreak took a heavy toll on revenue in the second quarter (down 22% on Q2 2019), the Group’s performance rallied

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Brigham Young University-Idaho warned on Monday about accounts of college students “intentionally” trying to contract COVID-19 in order to make money by donating plasma with antibodies. 

The Idaho university issued a statement saying officials were “deeply troubled” by the alleged behavior and “is actively seeking evidence of such conduct among our student body.”

Students who are determined to have intentionally exposed themselves or others to the virus will be immediately suspended from the university and may be permanently dismissed,” the university stated.

“The contraction and spread of COVID-19 is not a light matter,” the statement continued. “Reckless disregard for health and safety will inevitably lead to additional illness and loss of life in our community.”

University officials noted that they had previously cautioned last month that if Idaho or Madison County continue to experience surges in cases, the university may have to switch to fully online learning. 

The release

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Thanks to their occupation of rolling bidis, about 50,000 women in Solapur are keeping the fires burning in their homes, even as their men are losing jobs in the textile sector. These women, rolling bidis for about 200 branded bidi factories, have the support of the ‘bidi card’, their lifeline to credit and a host of other benefits.

These cards have helped them sustain during the crisis and raise money from formal and informal lenders as the bidi card is treated as credit in Solapur. Bidi factories offer bidi cards — a piece of paper given to women highly skilled in bidi rolling, which ensures her permanent bidi rolling work and other benefits including provident fund, bonus, and medical assistance.

Bidi rolling is manual at all stages, and scissors and threads are the only tools used to make bidis. For decades women in Solapur have been active in bidi making.

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MONTREAL, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — To better understand the impact of network brownouts in the age of COVID-19, Accedian, a leader in performance analytics and end user experience solutions, today released the findings of its new research measuring the effects of network brownouts on business productivity and end-user experience. In a survey of more than 1,000 senior IT decision makers in the US, the report found that one-in-five organizations experience network brownouts on a daily basis since the pandemic hit, and 40% experience them at least several times a week. This results in significant productivity impacts and IT time required to regain acceptable standards on network performance. For the one in five organizations that experience network brownouts daily, IT teams spend up to a staggering 12.5 hours a week troubleshooting issues that could have been avoided.

“COVID-19 or not, it would be wise for businesses across industries to

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As the COVID-19 pandemic puts immense pressure on American business, driving record levels of unemployment and an increasing number of closures, advisors and financial professionals say their practices are not immune to the impact. Nationwide’s sixth annual Advisor Authority Study, powered by the Nationwide Retirement Institute, surveyed more than 1,800 advisors, financial professionals and individual investors to examine these pressures and reveal how advisors and financial professionals are using technology to adapt their firms and preserve profitability.

“When advisors and financial professionals think about the success of their practice over the next 12 months, they think about the impact of COVID-19—and we understand their concerns,” said Craig Hawley, Head of Nationwide’s Annuity Distribution. “However, by re-tooling with the right technology, advisors and financial professionals can continue delivering an exceptional client experience, retain current clients and attract new ones, ensuring their practice

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Published 5:00 a.m. ET Oct. 14, 2020 | Updated 6:36 a.m. ET Oct. 14, 2020

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President Donald Trump, Melania Trump and Chris Christie are among a running list of people who tested positive for COVID-19.

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Dear Mr. President,

Good Afternoon, I wanted to wish you, your family and staff well as you travel through your individual Covid 19 recoveries. Each person’s body and the medical care they have access to will determine how they experience this disease. Please be gentle with yourselves. Even the basic steroids can give you energy, stimulate hunger cause excessive sweating and “speediness” and make you feel better because the symptoms are gone. They can also cause the virus to replicate more rapidly.

I do not agree with some or even most of your political choices or policies, but my prayers for you all are that you all have as little

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As the COVID-19 pandemic puts immense pressure on American business, driving record levels of unemployment and an increasing number of closures, advisors and financial professionals say their practices are not immune to the impact. Nationwide’s sixth annual Advisor Authority Study, powered by the Nationwide Retirement Institute, surveyed more than 1,800 advisors, financial professionals and individual investors to examine these pressures and reveal how advisors and financial professionals are using technology to adapt their firms and preserve profitability.

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“When advisors and financial professionals think about the success of their practice over the next 12 months, they think about the impact of COVID-19—and we understand their concerns,” said Craig Hawley, Head of Nationwide’s Annuity Distribution. “However, by re-tooling with the right technology, advisors and financial professionals can continue delivering an exceptional client experience, retain current clients and attract new ones, ensuring their practice

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It is no surprise that the COVID-19 crisis has gravely affected the mental health and well-being of employees. Business priorities and goals all over the world have drastically changed, with key challenges being to keep the business afloat, as well as manage the safety and security of employees.

The social distancing measures implemented by governments within the Middle East region have made people more isolated and uncertain. Homes have turned into offices, playgrounds, gyms, and schools, and changes due to health threats and job losses are not helping to make the situation better. Moreover, in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry, our frontliners had to leave the safety of their homes, and make sure that the food is produced and displayed on the shelves of

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DUBLIN, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Income Protection – United Kingdom (UK) Protection Insurance 2020″ report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The report provides an in-depth assessment of the income protection market, looking at current and historical market sizes with regards to changes in contracts and premiums. It examines how income protection products are distributed and highlights key changes in the competitive landscape, as well as the proposition of the key market players. It provides five-year forecasts of contracts and premiums to 2024 and discusses how the market, distribution, and products offered are likely to change in the future, as well as the reasons for these changes.

The UK’s income protection market has grown strongly in recent years. Of the main protection products, income protection was the only product to register double-digit growth in premiums in 2019. Advised sales remain far more common than non-advised sales. However,

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