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NORDIC BEAUTY MARKET HIT BY COVID-19, BUT FUNDAMENTAL STRENGTHS REMAIN

THE NORDIC region’s beauty market has, like every other country, been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the stability of societies in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland has meant that their retail sectors have avoided some of the chaos linked to the health emergency that that has harmed other markets.

All five countries are also developed economies, whose consumers have money to keep their personal care product traders afloat.

According to Finland-based Global Research & Data Services, sales of personal care products in Norway’s 5.3 million people market last year (2019) were worth USD700 million, based on UN data.…

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INDIAN CAPITAL EXPANDS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AS AIR TRAFFIC GROWS FAST

INDIRA Gandhi International airport (IGAI) in New Delhi, India have released an artist’s impression of upcoming domestic Terminal 1, now under construction, which will be ready by June 2022.

Situated at five-kilometre road distance from the main international Terminal 3, it will have 22 air bridges and 82 aircraft stands spread over 629,285 sqm with the building itself covering 192,985 sqm. This is part of a wider IGAI airport expansion project costing USD1.3 billion, which includes a new 4.4 km long fourth runway, 2.2 km long dual aircraft elevated taxiway and additional vehicular traffic lanes at arrival and departure forecourts.…

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EUROPEAN DAIRY SECTOR ENCOURAGED BY RUSSIA LOOSENING IMPORT BAN TO COPE WITH COVID-19

THE EUROPEAN dairy sector has welcomed the opening of an infant formula import quota by the Russian government as it shores up essential supplies to cope with the Covid-19 outbreak.

Moscow’s action on 90% demineralized whey powder followed up an announcement made in March 19 by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin that from March 20 “for one month, all restrictions on the supply of essential goods, including customs, are cancelled”. This was followed up by a government plan allowing for the easing of sanctions-related restrictions – see http://static.government.ru/media/files/vBHd4YRxpULCaUNNTFLVpPSZbMCIA2Zq.pdf…

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GROWING DESIRE FOR WELLNESS EXPANDS SALE OF NICHE BEAUTY PRODUCTS FOR EXERCISE AND ATHLETICS

The intersection between beauty products, fashion and sport has never been so mainstream. This was evident last year when popular yoga and athletic-apparel brand, Vancouver, Canada-based Lululemon Athletica Inc launched in June (2019) its own athleisure gender-neutral beauty and personal care line (BPC), called ‘lululemon selfcare’.

Comprised of a dry shampoo, deodorant, face moisturiser, lip balm, and more recently, body lotion, the line is sold only in North America and available in gym or travel sizes.  “For over 20 years, lululemon has been focused on solving athletes’ needs.…

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OPINION: Canada Rail Distruptions and the Need for Reconciliation

CANADA'S rail system has been disrupted by blockades of lines by indigenous Canadians angered by a pipeline construction dispute in northern British Columbia, which has upset some local hereditary chiefs.

While this dispute is happening thousands of kilometres away from where most Canadians (settler or indigenous) live, this dispute illustrates how tough it is to get appropriate sign-off from indigenous communities on pipeline projects and how it is underpinned by centuries’ old struggles involving indigenous Canadians.…

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INDIA: BANKNOTES FOR VOTES CORRUPTS BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

INDIAN authorities have seized more than US$120 million worth of unaccounted cash during the six-week long general election that concluded in May. Law enforcers have warned that this could be for vote buying, making a future government susceptible to corruption, promoting graft in business. Raghavendra Verma reports from New Delhi.

AS the afternoon heat ebbs in the middle of this Indian summer, a police team block a major highway outside the city of Nashik, in the western state of Maharashtra, rolling in wheeled yellow-coloured barricades. Soon a traffic jam builds up and policemen move from one car to another in search for cash, often hidden in door cavities or spare wheels.With…

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SINGAPORE RESEARCHERS DEVELOP MORE ROBUST CONDUCTIVE MATERIALS FOR MEDICAL E-GARMENTS



Researchers in Singapore say they have devised a new conductive textile which enables wearable devices to interconnect and transmit data with far more strength than existing technologies, improving the ability to conduct remote medical monitoring by healthcare professionals and family members.…

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HOLISTIC STRATEGIES NEEDED TO BOOST FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN TERTIARY SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION COURSES, CONFERENCE TOLD



The challenge to increase the participation of African women in science, technology and innovation (STI) tertiary education jobs and courses could be addressed by increasing the amount of such topics taught to girls in primary and secondary schools, Prof. Alice Pell, the former vice provost at New York state, USA’s Cornell University, told a conference of senior female African academics.

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AFRICA HIGHER EDUCATION IS MAINSTREAMING INCLUSIVITY INTO SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION, CONFERENCE TOLD



 

Universities and other institutions of higher learning should incorporate well-structured capacity building programmes that target women at all levels of the academic life within strategic policies to promote gender inclusivity in science, technology and innovation (STI), an African HE conference has been told.…

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CANADIAN AUTO SECTOR WELCOMES FINAL USMCA DEAL – WITH FINAL REVISIONS ON STEEL SUPPLIES AND LABOUR STANDARDS



The Canadian automotive industry has welcomed the final text of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal, which includes new flexibility over steel supplies to the North American automotive manufacturing industry.

David Adams, president, Global Automakers of Canada (which represents all Canadian auto manufacturers except for the Big Three), said the new amendments reflected Canadian government thinking and that now he expected “all three countries will work to ratify expeditiously….”,…

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