Baby Coral Deaths Threaten the Great Barrier Reef’s Recovery

(Bloomberg) — The mass death of young and old corals in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is threatening the recovery of the largest living structure on Earth. 



underwater view of a coral: An undated handout photo received from the ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies on October 14, 2020 shows a damaged part of the Great Barrier Reef - the vast World Heritage-listed reef off Australia's northeastern coast.


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An undated handout photo received from the ARC Centre of Excellence Coral Reef Studies on October 14, 2020 shows a damaged part of the Great Barrier Reef – the vast World Heritage-listed reef off Australia’s northeastern coast.

The bleaching of corals off Australia’s northeastern coast due to ocean warming and acidification is happening across all species and to specimens of all ages, according to a new study that analyzed coral demographics. The study, led by Andy Dietzel at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies in Australia, confirmed the Great Barrier Reef lost half its corals between 1995 and 2017.

“We measured changes in colony sizes because population studies are important for understanding demography and the corals’ capacity to

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Compass Offices Expands its Footprint Anticipating Market Recovery

Compass Offices, a leading flexible office space provider in Asia Pacific, increases its footprint in Hong Kong with an additional 22,500 square foot of flexible office space at Infinitus Plaza in Sheung Wan.

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Compass Offices, a leading flexible office space provider in Asia Pacific, increases its footprint in Hong Kong with an additional 22,500 square foot of flexible office space at Infinitus Plaza in Sheung Wan. (Photo: Business Wire)

Infinitus Plaza is the prime office location in the Sheung Wan district, with direct access to the MTR, the Macao ferry terminal and a 2 minutes’ walk via the footbridge to the IFC mall.

Compass is expanding its operation in the building from 2 to 4 floors, bringing its corporate and professional clientele private and secure flexible office space, meeting rooms, and a modern and fully fitted business lounge and

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3 recovery killers that will stymie your post-COVID comeback

By Dr. Evans Baiya6 minute Read

The business world has been significantly disrupted by the pandemic. During situations of macro disruption, most people look for ways to first survive and eventually emerge from the circumstances stronger and better. As they do this, most leaders attempt to re-create past success—to go back to what life and business were like pre-disruption. 

Few people look forward with excitement to the unpredictable, unknown future while living through the dissonance caused by ongoing disruptions. Yet because of what we have collectively experienced, there is no going back to the old state of things. Business environments are changing constantly. True business recovery is forward moving, embracing today’s reality and finding ways to thrive within it. The best measure of successful negotiation of disruption is how strongly you recover.

There are plenty of approaches to business recovery, but the key to success is avoiding the obstacles

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Forget EVs: These 3 Stocks Are a Better Way to Play the Auto Recovery

The auto industry has had a rough go of it over the past few years. After a mini-recession resulting from the U.S.-China trade war sent auto sales down 1.4% last year, the COVID-19 pandemic put a big dent in sales this year as people quarantined and couldn’t get to dealerships.

Yet as people continue to avoid public transportation or ride-hailing companies, Americans appear to be turning to owning their own cars again, either used or new. After April auto sales were basically cut in half from pre-COVID February levels, auto sales have experienced a bounceback and have nearly recovered back to pre-COVID levels as of August.

Nevertheless, many automakers still face significant challenges, especially as the world turns to electric vehicles at an accelerating pace. That’s why the best way to play a recovery in autos may not be the automakers themselves, but rather these high-tech suppliers.

A car viewed from directly above, with automated safety andbraking system animations around it.

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Argentina Expands Tech Companies’ Incentives Amid Recovery Push

Argentina Bonds Fall With Tighter Foreign-Exchange Controls

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Argentina is expanding benefits to its burgeoning tech sector in an effort to boost much-needed foreign investment and exports, supporting a resilient industry that’s grown amid a severe, three-year recession.

Both chambers of congress recently approved a technology bill that provides tax incentives for the next decade to start-ups and industry giants that train and hire workers. It’s one of very few bills with long-term economic scope to make it through Argentina’s deeply divided congress this year.

“There’s absolute agreement among all political parties about the relevance of this sector,” Production Minister Matias Kulfas told journalists Friday, estimating the bill over 10 years would nearly double employment and increase tech service exports by an additional $4 billion. “The pandemic is speeding up digital priorities, and we have to see it as an opportunity to strengthen foreign investment.”

Tough Tech

Argentina’s tech sector has

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Trump says he’s ‘medication free,’ details COVID-19 recovery in first on-camera interview since diagnosis

President Trump opened up about his ongoing recovery from the novel coronavirus on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Friday, sitting down for his first on-camera interview since he tested positive last week. 

Speaking to Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel in a remote interview from the White House, Trump said he was “medication free” as of Friday and feeling “really, really strong.” 

The president acknowledged that before he went to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Oct. 2, he “didn’t feel very vital” and “didn’t feel like the president of the U.S. should feel.”

Trump returned to the White House on Monday after spending three nights at the Bethesda, Md. hospital. He touted the beneficial effects of Regeneron’s experimental antibody cocktail, which he said made a “tremendous difference” in his recovery.

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The president also said he underwent CT scans

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Most nations failing to protect nature in COVID-19 pandemic recovery plans

Most nations failing to protect nature in COVID-19 pandemic recovery plans
The financial district of New York City as seen from Liberty State Park in New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: Pamela McElwee

The COVID-19 pandemic provides an opportunity to reset the global economy and reverse decades of ecosystem and species losses, but most countries are failing to invest in nature-related economic reforms or investments, according to a Rutgers-led paper.


Indeed, some countries, including the United States, Brazil and Australia, are back-tracking on existing laws and relaxing regulations and enforcement actions aimed at protecting nature, according to lead author Pamela McElwee, an associate professor in the Department of Human Ecology in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

“Just last week at the United Nations, more than 60 heads of state spoke at a virtual summit and pledged their support to tackle the biodiversity crisis. But when we look at what countries are doing, either in

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Samsung Electronics profit likely at two-year high after Huawei chip orders, phone recovery

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s third-quarter profit likely jumped 58% to its highest in two years, beating analyst estimates as U.S. restrictions on China’s Huawei boosted the South Korean tech giant’s phone and chip sales.

U.S. action against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has dampened demand for its phones outside of China, giving a leg up to Samsung, analysts said, while the Chinese firm also hurried to order more chips from Samsung after Washington moved to choke its access to commercially available chips from mid-September.

Samsung said on Thursday operating profit was likely 12.3 trillion won ($10.6 billion) for the three months ended September, well above a Refinitiv SmartEstimate of 10.5 trillion won. It would be the strongest result since 17.57 trillion won in the third quarter of 2018.

Revenue likely rose 6% from the same period a year earlier to 66 trillion won,

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Machine Safeguarding Solutions Market with COVID-19 Recovery Analysis 2020-2024|Growth of End-user Industries to Boost Market Growth

The global machine safeguarding solutions market size is poised to grow by USD 774.41 million during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 4% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Machine Safeguarding Solutions Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

The machine safeguarding solutions market is driven by the growth of end-users. Several machining operations that are carried out in the automotive and industrial machine manufacturing industry involve bending, boring, grinding, and milling. Manufacturers use transmission systems such

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Global Lime Market- Post Pandemic Recovery Plan Strategies and Processes|Rapid Growth of Construction Sector to Boost Market Growth

The global lime market size is expected to grow by 20.60 million tons during 2020-2024. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We expect the impact to be significant in the first quarter but gradually lessen in subsequent quarters – with a limited impact on the full-year economic growth.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Lime Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Request challenges and opportunities influenced by COVID-19 pandemic – Request a Free Sample Report on COVID-19 Impacts

Lime is a key ingredient in mortar and plaster used during construction activities. The rapid growth in the construction and renovation sector was a key driver for the growth of the global lime market in 2019. The construction sector in the US witnessed a growth of 1.7% in

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