Unions demand extension to visa renewal scheme for international health workers

International healthcare workers should have their visas automatically renewed for free to ensure they can help tackle the UK’s second wave of coronavirus, the British Medical Association (BMA) has said.

Between the end of March and October 1, health and care staff with expiring visas had them automatically renewed for 12 months free-of-charge, allowing them to stay and work in the country.

Now, the BMA, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Unison have written to Home Secretary Priti Patel asking for the system to be extended “as a matter of urgency”.

Home Secretary Priti Patel (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The joint letter said: “It is clear we are now entering a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“With daily cases reaching record highs we need to do as much as possible to retain the skills and experience of our talented overseas colleagues as we have an incredibly tough few months

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff completes Review Mission to Central African Republic

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The IMF team welcomes the progress made in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and the preparation of next December’s presidential and legislative elections; the pandemic and the containment measures have had a significant impact on growth, inflation, and public finances; the Central African authorities and the IMF team discussed a set of economic and financial policies necessary for the conclusion of the first and second reviews under the Extended Credit Facility. These discussions will continue over the next few days.

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Édouard Martin carried out a virtual mission from September 28 to October 9, 2020 to lead discussions as part of the first and second reviews of the Central African Republic’s economic reform program supported by the Extended Credit Facility.

At the end of the mission, Mr. Martin made the following statement:

“The IMF team welcomes the progress

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SHI International Achieves VMware Master Services Competency in Cloud Management and Automation

SHI International, one of the largest IT solutions providers in the world, has achieved a Cloud Management and Automation VMware Master Services Competency. This competency demonstrates SHI’s commitment to helping organizations accelerate their digital transformations by leveraging their validated services delivery capabilities around advanced VMware technologies.

“This competency not only proves that SHI is VMware validated for our full capabilities around Cloud Management and Automation, but also confirms the quality of our service delivery and the caliber of talent on our team,” said Jon Palmer, VMware Solutions Engineering Manager at SHI International.

SHI’s VMware Master Services Competencies in Cloud Management and Automation designates expertise in delivery of VMware Cloud Management and Automation solutions and services with deep understanding and execution of cloud management design principles and methodologies.

“VMware is pleased to recognize SHI for achieving a Cloud Management and Automation Master Services Competency. This achievement shows customers that partners like

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Orbis International Releases First-Ever Guide for Creating Simulation Training Programs for Eye Care Professionals

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On World Sight Day, leading eye care NGO Orbis International announces the release of its Simulation Center Manual, a new practical implementation guide for training hospitals and teaching institutions looking to create and run their own ophthalmic simulation centers and training programs. Like all Orbis resources, the manual is available free of charge to ensure that eye care professionals in low- and middle-income countries – where the prevalence of vision impairment is four times greater than in high-income regions – can benefit from it.

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8632852-orbis-releases-first-ever-guide-for-creating-simulation-training-programs-for-eye-care-professionals/

Just as pilots learn to fly planes through simulation training before taking off from the runway, simulation training in ophthalmology allows eye care teams to build their skills and confidence safely before progressing to real-life surgeries. Simulation training can benefit every member of the eye care team – including

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Grain Augers Market: COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan | Evolving Opportunities with Ag Growth International Inc. and Astwell Augers Ltd.

The global grain augers market is expected to grow by USD 103.70 million as per Technavio. This marks a significant market slow down compared to the 2019 growth estimates due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first half of 2020. However, steady growth is expected to continue throughout the forecast period, and the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 5%.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201006005859/en/

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

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Read the 120-page report with TOC on “Grain Augers Market Analysis Report by Product (Movable and Stationary), Geography (North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and MEA), and the Segment Forecasts, 2020-2024”. Gain competitive intelligence about market leaders. Track key industry

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It’s International Podcast Day. Here’s How to Start a Podcast for Your Business

Let’s be honest, this year has been a challenge. For many it’s hard to get motivated by much of anything right now. Except, there’s never been a better time to start something new for your business, and it has nothing to do with the pandemic. 

Starting a podcast for your business could be one of the most effective ways to connect with your customers and find potential customers. Before I walk you through how to get started, here are a few reasons why a podcast might be a worthwhile investment for your business:

You’re the Expert

Hosting a podcast establishes you as an expert in the minds of your audience. Not everyone hosts a podcast, but the fact you do provides a level of validation that you are recognized as someone who can be trusted. 

It also gives you the opportunity to speak to issues that matter to your audience,

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Global Threat Solutions announces elite international Protection Services and Training Programs following Business Insider article on their services

CEO Kenneth Bombace also announced expanded training program offerings that can be contracted to accommodate organizations around the globe through their innovative Mobile Training Teams or MTT’s. “We can offer these services to private individuals and private sector organizations as well as government agencies and military units. Our Instructors bring extensive experience from the Military Special Operations Community as well as Law Enforcement agencies.” These incredibly challenging training programs begin at just $1400 per person. Mr. Bombace also announced an innovative Online Executive Protection Course that can be offered to students trying to enter the Executive Protection field in a unique virtual platform. “For just $299 we are offering students an introduction into the field of Executive Protection. Upon successful completion of the training students receive a Certificate and Transcript from this elite protection firm.” 

CEO Kenneth Bombace continues to say that Global Threat Solutions has protected such high profile

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Strategic Ways To Market Your Business Explained By An International Brand Consultant

The 2019 pandemic has led to massive changes across industries writ large and no stranger to these changes has been the brand consulting industry. Prior to the coronavirus, the industry faced favorable conditions economically with boosted spending to meet consumer demand. However, following the national crisis striking, this trend reversed leading the industry’s projected growth to decrease. And with this decrease, has also come a transition within the industry to a more predominant focus on digital services than ever before.

Realizing this transition, international brand consultant Cimone Key has risen to meet the increase in demand by supporting clients seeking to leverage their web presences in the new normal. “Now more than ever, we are seeing a transition where most companies are fully embracing the technology scene. This includes: updates to websites to make them

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