Pearson sales fall despite rise in online courses

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Penguin books on a shelf. Last year Pearson struck a £530m deal to sell its stake in Penguin Random House. Photo: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Sales at education giant Pearson (PSON.L) fell 10% in the three months to September as a slump in its textbook and testing business eclipsed a rise in online learning.

It was the third consecutive quarter of decline, but an improvement on the second quarter’s 28% fall.

The FTSE 100 publisher, which is transitioning from traditional textbooks to digital, has suffered from tumbling sales this year as schools and testing centres shut in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, digital revenue did manage to soften the pandemic blow as its online education business posted a 32% increase.

Enrolment in virtual schools jumped 41% in the first nine months of the year but overall sales were 14% lower in the period compared with 2019.

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DSG Global Completes Installations at Five Golf Courses and Discusses Final Version of Pacer …

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DSG Global Inc. (OTCQB: DSGT) (“DSGT”), and subsidiary divisions, announced the installation of its fleet management products at five more golf courses and awaits delivery of multiple Electric Vehicles from both Skywell and Jonway.

The company installed the proprietary text and tag system at Wolfridge Golf Course located in Angora in Northern Minnesota, owned and designed by Keith Ojanen. https://wolfridgegolf.com/

Vantage Tag installed eighty five tag golf systems at Ironwood Golf Club in Fishers, Indiana. The twenty seven-hole course consists of three separate nine-hole courses. https://www.indianagolf.com/golfcourses/coursedetail.cfm?recordid=7375

The company installed seventy two tag golf units at Grey Eagle Golf Club also in Fishers, Indiana. Gray Eagle Golf Club features 18 holes that include bent grass tees, greens and fairways. https://grayeaglegolf.com/

The company also installed ninety tag text units at Tulare Golf Course in Tulare, California. Tulare Golf Course is open to

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Golf resurgence during COVID-19 poised to shatter records at city-owned courses

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COVID has caused some other forms of entertainment and recreation to become off-limits. Golf has marketed itself as having built-in social distancing – players can check-in remotely and walk straight to the first tee. There has also been good weather through the summer and fewer courses with the city of Dayton permanently closing two of its three golf complexes – Kittyhawk Golf Center and Madden Golf Course.

“Unfortunately, (COVID-19) has affected so many, many, many people in so many different ways. But our golf facilities have been able to provide that respite in the storm,” Jurick said.

“And because of that, they’re having – I wouldn’t say record rounds – I would say record rounds for the last 20 years,” he added.

“Busiest golf-wise in several years”

Courses like Beavercreek Golf Club, Heatherwoode Golf Club, Mound Golf Course, Pipestone Golf Club, The

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Project management certification courses: Learn PMP, Six Sigma, Minitab skills

Become an in-demand project manager by learning valuable data analytics and leadership skills in these training courses.

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More and more people are turning toward careers in project management thanks to the high pay, exciting work environments, and opportunities for advancement. But growing demand means that competition for the best positions at the best companies can be fierce, which is why you need to have the right skills and certifications on your resume if you want to get noticed by top recruiters.

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UIT Institute Is Launching An Ai-based E-Learning Platform with 1500+ Courses at Amazing Low Prices – Press Release

UIT Institute’s upcoming e-learning platform assures a cutting-edge learning experience through Ai-backed learning software, access to 1500+ courses training from expert instructors in the world and at amazingly low prices.

Miami, Florida – October 9, 2020 – UIT Institute is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of their state-of-the-art e-learning platform this month. The platform is backed by futuristic technologies such as Artificial intelligence, CRM and also Ai-Chatbot to provide an advanced 21st century learning experience for students. Students will have access to a whopping number of 1500+ certification courses that would be available at amazing prices. 

The UITI learning platform will be officially launched on October 15, 2020.

Headquartered at Miami, UIT Institute is the global leader in on-demand and instructor-led training courses and certifications. With the world embracing the “new normal trend” in the current pandemic era, the platform is aimed to equip students and professionals to

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Amid U.S. Golf Boom, Struggling Hawaii Courses Look To Pre-Travel Testing For Needed Boost

Anyone who’s played Ko’Olau Golf Course on Oahu has surely regaled fellow golfers with stories of playing one of the most difficult and visually stunning courses in the world – soaring mountains, lush green surroundings, and forced carries over deep ravines. The oft-repeated joke is that the course record at Ko’Olau was 63… lost balls, that is. And you’d be hard-pressed to find a layout anywhere that looks like a better setting for a Jurassic Park movie.

Sadly, Ko’Olau has been closed, perhaps permanently.

Like many golf courses in Hawaii, Ko’Olau was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. While Hawaii may be paradise on earth, that hasn’t been the case for the golf industry

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