Cinematographers Guild Says On-Set Safety Officers Might Be Required On All Shows Under Protocols For Industry’s Reopening

A safety officer on the set of every film and TV production could be a key component of restarting shows during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Rebecca Rhine, national executive director of the International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600. “I think what everyone’s coming to understand is that this is going to be an evolving process,” she said in her […]

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The inside story of the UK’s NHS coronavirus ventilator challenge

As realisation dawned that a full-blown coronavirus outbreak was inevitable, the government set British industry a seemingly impossible task. The NHS had about 8,000 ventilators available but the latest modelling, based on evidence from China, suggested that up to 30,000 would be needed, within a matter of weeks. During a conference call on Monday 16 March, dozens of manufacturers and […]

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Hotel Chocolat to reopen some UK stores for takeaway sales

Hotel Chocolat is to reopen up to five stores next week – for takeaways only – after restarting production at its UK factory to help top up dwindling supplies. The specialist retailer and cafe operator said it will reopen first in Borough Market in London, serving hot chocolates, ice-creams and coffees, as it tests out new ways of working while […]

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IBM Blockchain To Address COVID-19 Medical Supply Chain Shortages

IBM has rolled out “IBM Rapid Supplier Connect” to help in addressing the shortages in the COVID-19 Medical Supply Chain. The IBM Blockchain-powered network solution can help healthcare organizations and government agencies in the U.S. and Canada to rapidly identify and onboard new, non-traditional, alternative vendors to address the shortage of equipment, devices and supplies needed for COVID-19 relief efforts. […]

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Wall Street To Open Moderately Positive

Early signs from the U.S. Futures Index suggest that Wall Street might open moderately positive as all eyes are on the coronavirus pandemic. Asian shares finished higher, while European shares are trading positive. The U.S. recorded total coronavirus infections of nearly one million, while the death toll increased to nearly 56,000. Spain with around 237,000 infections reported total death of […]

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Norwegian Air wins support for rescue plan ahead of crunch vote

The embattled carrier Norwegian Air has won support from aircraft lessors for its rescue plan as it faces a crunch shareholder vote on the $1.2bn (£950m) plan to convert debt into equity at an emergency meeting on Monday. Norwegian’s shareholder meeting got under way in Oslo on Monday morning, as the European Union’s competition watchdog approved French state aid worth […]

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Prolonged lockdown to make India’s water crisis worse

Making water available is always a serious challenge in the summer for all public authorities.This year, the challenge is higher when hand-washing at every opportunity has become a necessity.So keeping potable water lines running without a glitch has become most necessary.Subhomoy Bhattacharjee reports. One of the reasons the power grid did not break down on Sunday, April 5, despite the […]

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Slowing Population Growth to Impact Australia’s Economy

For a fresh perspective on the stories that matter for Australian business and politics, sign up for our new weekly newsletter. Australia’s population growth will likely halve next year as the coronavirus spurs a collapse in migration, the government said Monday. Population Minister Alan Tudge told ABC radio that would have an economic impact and made lifting productivity even more important. […]

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Stuck at Home? Now’s the Time to Tinker With Your Car

As we sit hearthside, awaiting news of destinations reopened and travel allowed, it’s natural to find ourselves drifting into the garage. As with those midnight moments staring into the tractor-beam light of an open refrigerator—mindlessly searching for something to eat, even though we’re not exactly hungry—the draw to the garage is more about what is going on underneath our skin […]

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