As Coronavirus Lockdowns Hit Supply Chains, Luxury Fashion Is Not Immune

Topline: Luxury retailers have been hit by a double-whammy of falling demand from Chinese buyers, and lockdowns across major manufacturing regions in Italy that have now spread nationwide. Suppliers of textiles and leather goods told Reuters that demand had been slashed from the likes of Gucci, Prada and Salvatore Ferragamo. “We were producing 880 to 1,000 bags a month for Gucci. In February we made 450 and we have no orders for March,” one owner of a supplier to the Kering-owned luxury brand told Reuters. Italy has the largest cluster of Covid-19 cases outside…

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Is India equipped to handle health epidemics like coronavirus?

With crumbling health infrastructure due to an overburden of diseases in the country, India’s preparedness for handling epidemics such as novel coronavirus (nCoV) becomes a major challenge. The virus that has created havoc in China with over 100 people killed and over 4000 affected. The World Health Organisation has said that due to human to human transmission, the virus can fast spread in other countries also. Public health experts believe that India is ill equipped to handle such emergencies. “India is not prepared to tackle health epidemics, particularly given its urban congestion. In fact…

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Guruvani: ‘The next generation is impatient with career’

Arun Ram Krishna Verma, director, Gnyanodaya Multipurpose Hg School, Vasai.(HT ) Talking about the challenge he faces as the director of the school, Verma says he says it is his duty to take the students forward to the 22nd Century, for which one needs to be well equipped with latest technologies and trends. He also stresses on the importance for teachers to keep up to date with the changing times and trends in order to teach the students. Talking about the next generation, he says the young ones are impatient…

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Nearly half of workers have made a dramatic career switch, and this is the average age they do it

What job would you have if money weren’t a concern? For some people, that’s not a hypothetical question, but rather a jumping off point to switching careers. At least, that seems to be the case according to Indeed’s latest survey, which found 58% of workers are willing to take a pay cut in order to completely change industries. In fact, the No. 1 reason why people made a significant career change was because they were unhappy in their previous job sector. Higher pay and greater flexibility tied for the second-biggest reasons…

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Climate Change Is Having Widespread Health Impacts

The climate crisis is making people sicker—worsening illnesses ranging from seasonal allergies to heart and lung disease. Children, pregnant people and the elderly are the most at risk from extreme weather and rising heat. But the impact of the climate crisis—for patients, doctors and researchers—is already being felt across every specialty of medicine, with worse feared to come. “There’s research suggesting that our prescription medications may be causing harm because of changing heat patterns,” said Aaron Bernstein, a pediatric hospitalist who is the co-director of the Center for Climate, Health and the…

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How To Find Purpose At Work When Your Career Is Constantly Changing

You’ve defined purpose, taken stock of your days and crafted every aspect of your job. But more often than not, meaning isn’t found in a matter of moments, and even if it is, it’s likely that what you consider to be fulfilling today will change over the course of your life. “Individuals change, life circumstances change . . . and so too will your interests and goals,” says David Ballard, director of the American Psychological Association’s Office of Applied Psychology and Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program. “It is important not to…

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3 Indian players whose Test career is almost over

The BCCI announced India’s squad for the upcoming tour to West Indies, their first assignment after the World Cup 2019 defeat. The squad gave a clear indication that the transition process has begun, and the young players won’t need to wait anymore to get their dues. Players like Mayank Agarwal, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, and Krunal Pandya have been given due. While this might mean opportunities for a few, this might well be the end of the road for the others. The team would like to begin to build…

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How our music is shaped by technology, part 1: Alan Cross

Mr. Penner, my seventh-grade science teacher, was trying to teach us about the three states of matter. “The shape of a solid is obvious,” he said, “but a gas or liquid assumes the shape of the container in which it is stored.” I thought of Mr. Penner when preparing for a TEDx Talk in Winnipeg next month on the way technology shapes music. Tech is the container into which we stuff music. And the results, while subtle, change the very nature of how we make and listen to music. Before…

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Logistics, the next big career boom, is here: Enrol for BBA and MBA logistics

Transportation_400x300 Choosing a career path in India can be a challenging task. From the growth options in the sector to job security, there are multiple things that we need to consider. And if there is one sector that has been emerging significantly, it has to be logistics and supply chain management. With 40 million people employed all over the world, the sector has grown exponentially in the recent times. Logistics has been an incredibly lucrative sector that is spread across roadways, railways, airways, and waterways and is expected to be…

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Is Career And Technical Education Good News Or Bad?

There are still many job opportunities for this guy.GETTY In the last two decades of education reform, a great deal of emphasis has been put on sending high school graduates to college. President Obama in his 2009 State of the Union address proclaimed that by 2020 America would “once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world” (though he hedged that a bit by later saying simply that everyone would need some kind of post high school education.) We’ve repeatedly used college enrollment and completion as a measure of…

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