• The new normal for collaboration in the new football season

    Over the course of the past few years, a consistent refrain from those objecting to changes made in football, at all levels, has been that the game has gone. Since the Covid-19 outbreak, the game has indeed gone.

    As the major leagues in Europe kick off the new season, nothing is as it was. After a three-month hiatus from mid-March to mid-June, the 2019/20 Premier League season ended on 26 July. Then, with an unprecedentedly short gap, the 2020/21 season began on 12 September.

    For Manchester City, which stayed in the Champions League until 15 August, the season started a

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  • Business leaders must use lessons of the present to get future-ready

    With the new normal rapidly becoming just the normal, employee welfare productivity, especially among remote workers, is increasingly becoming more important. Companies are now having to spin up new digital workplaces where remote workers both have the right tools to communicate, collaborate and also feel supported, a survey from Verizon Business has revealed.

    Conducted in May 2020 and based on feedback from 1,080 global business leaders, the Recreating work as a blend of virtual and physical experiences report, carried out in conjunction with Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, examined the impact of the recent rise in remote working in an

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  • The new age of supply chains post-Covid

    Treading a careful line of supply and demand is a tightrope for many businesses. Stock-out or excess inventory can wreak havoc with cost estimations and delivery.

    Covid-19 and Brexit have exposed the risks of complex, dispersed and disconnected supply chains. Many businesses have realised they need to reach a state of greater visibility and agility across their supply chain, both internal and external, with an increased move to near-shoring and indeed on-shoring. Covid-19 has been described by McKinsey as the Great Accelerator, and for manufacturers this is true.

    This crisis has required practical, agile thinking, giving many the courage

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  • ‘Not unjust’ to extradite WilkiLeaks founder Julian Assange, court hears

    Julian Assange’s medical conditions did not prevent him from being extradited for trial or being held in a US prison, a court heard today.

    Dr Nigel Blackwood, an NHS consultant psychiatrist told theOld Bailey that the WikiLeaks’ founder had “moderate depression” and that his risk of suicide could be managed.

    Blackwood said that Assange was a very resourceful and capable man and is able to resist any impulse to suicide.

    Assange’s mental health and risk of suicide is one of the factors that will determine whether the WikiLeaks founder can be extradited to the US.

    Assange’s defence team is relying

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