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Day: March 22, 2020

Women self-help groups work overtime to meet the demand for masks, hand sanitisers – The Hindu

Women self-help groups work overtime to meet the demand for masks, hand sanitisers – The Hindu

Self Help
To meet the increase in demand for hand sanitisers and masks, many women self-help groups (SHGs) are working overtime to manufacture the products in bulk here.Ever since COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the country, public in general were cautious and started using face masks and hand sanitisers to protect themselves from the virus. However, considering the surge in demand, some outlets started selling the products at higher prices and there is shortage in supply of masks and sanitisers.Many women SHGs have started manufacturing masks and sanitisers and they are not eyeing huge profits despite the demand. The cloth masks manufactured by them are sold at a reasonable price of ₹10 a piece. S. Sharmila from Sri Sai Mahalir Kuzhu said that there were 10 persons in the group and they
Xiaomi holding fast to 5G marketing strategy – Asia Times

Xiaomi holding fast to 5G marketing strategy – Asia Times

Marketing Strategy
Chinese tech giant Xiaomi is not budging from its 2020 battle plan. The Chinese tech giant said its roll-out strategy of 5G smartphones in 2020 remains unchanged, with measures taken to ensure work resumption during the Covid-19 outbreak, China.org.cn reported. “We have not changed our 5G product launch strategy, and we expect at least 10 new 5G smartphone models to hit the market this year,” said Wang Xiang, president of Xiaomi, expressing confidence in both domestic and global markets.Despite the impact of production halt in the first quarter, the trend of a phone switch brought by 5G development is “unstoppable” as smartphones are essential devices, said Wang. To combat the global epidemic, Xiaomi has provided necessary materials and assistance to its employees and supply-ch
John Steigerwald: What to make of Tom Brady's motivation, legacy, expectations? – TribLIVE

John Steigerwald: What to make of Tom Brady's motivation, legacy, expectations? – TribLIVE

Motivation
TribLIVE's Daily and Weekly email newsletters deliver the news you want and information you need, right to your inbox. 39 minutes ago Imagine Mario Lemieux coming out of retirement to play for the Florida Panthers in 2000 instead of the Penguins. Tom Brady did the equivalent of that when he decided to leave the New England Patriots last week and sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. There was a time when staying with the same team meant something to an all-time great player, but it doesn’t seem to mean much anymore. Sports talk radio hosts and hot take panelists love to have serious, in-depth discussions about how certain decisions or events will affect a player’s legacy. Radio hosts and hot take panelists care about legacy a lot more than players and coaches do. So, what was
Self Help Seeks Community Support During Pandemic – Los Alamos Daily Post

Self Help Seeks Community Support During Pandemic – Los Alamos Daily Post

Self Help
By Kirsten LaskeyLos Alamos Daily Postkirsten@ladailypost.comIn times of hardship, Self Help, Inc., is there to lend a helping hand to those in need. With the COVID-19 pandemic growing and with it an increasing number of significant impacts, local non-profit Self Help is looking for some assistance itself.Self Help Executive Director Maura Taylor said the nonprofit’s budget allows it to help 500 families a year or a little more than 1,000 individuals. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to increase the demand for the nonprofit’s services and Taylor encourages the community to help aid its efforts by donating financially.She said the organization has a strong number of volunteers so it’s overhead expenses are not expected to rise, which means donations can directly benefit clients