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NBF launches final call for nominations for industry awards

The National Bed Federation calls on retailers, manufacturers and suppliers of beds to participate in this year’s NBF Bed Industry Awards. Now in their 12th year, the awards recognize the best of inspiration, design and innovation from UK bed retailers, manufacturers and suppliers. New for 2021, the NBF Retail Champions Award, open to independents from fewer than 15 stores that ...

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Graduate Careers – What a Difference a Year Makes | Editorial

A new report reveals the impact of Covid 19 restrictions on mid-career graduates, the persistence of the gender pay gap and the potential longer-term implications on the nature of the graduates’ labor market. The report captures the impact of the pandemic on a national sample of graduate workers in their early 30s, the majority of whom had achieved reasonable job ...

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One year of missing tests

The SAT or ACT isn’t the first time students have encountered standardized tests. By the time today’s children graduate from high school, they will have succeeded. dozen. But tests in K-12 education, often mandated by the government, have a broader purpose than college entrance tests. It is about evaluating students not only as individuals, but as a population, with their ...

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On the rise: Dr Lenora Lee

Tweeter Dr Lenora Lee Infectious Disease Specialist, Kaiser Permanente This story is part of our July 2021 issue of Young Professionals. Click here to subscribe. Dr Lenora Lee, an infectious disease specialist at Kaiser Permanente Sacramento and Roseville for seven years, has made the most of the coronavirus pandemic. With activities like seeing patients in person, on video and over ...

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The inevitability of Bitcoin’s supremacy

Bitcoin has risen from the dead so many times, that makes Lazarus lazy. Yet its skeptics persist: “Bitcoin is a bubble,” they say; a “risky speculation with little chance of ever becoming an established form of money,” they shout. But Bitcoin’s obituaries aren’t just wrong: they’re cast iron, copper bottom, 180 degrees. Because Bitcoin’s success is not speculative, it’s a ...

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Financing agriculture in a controlled environment breeds optimism for post-pandemic growth

Photo credit: Image by iamereri via Pixabay; used under a free license for commercial or non-commercial purposes. Back in 2019, LED magazine published an article on the pace of investment and market outlook for horticultural solid-state lighting (SSL) and products and systems for Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) operations. We were just beginning to see how venture capital funds and research ...

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MEPs review progress made in establishing OEP

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) and the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee held a hearing yesterday (July 7) to review the progress made so far in establishing the Office for the protection of the environment (OEP). Dame Glenys Stacey, President-designate of the OEP, appeared as a witness, alongside Natalie Prosser, CEO-designate of the organization. The all-party group of MPs, ...

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NJM Insurance Group Offers New Products to Small Businesses

By entering the realm of ownership and liability, the company seeks to become a full service provider in expanded markets. By Anthony Birritteri, Editor-in-Chief July 8, 2021 In its efforts to continuously meet customer needs and excel in first-rate customer service, NJM Insurance Group enters the property and liability insurance market with its ProEdge Business Owners and Commercial Excess and ...

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