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NEWS | Published June 3rd 2020, 6:00 am

“We expect there will be a new normal”: Fire Suppression Products VP discusses their Covid-19 response and vision for the post-pandemic world

Rekha Agrawal is the vice president and general manager of Fire Suppression Products at Johnson Controls, a company dedicated to making buildings safer, more comfortable, and more sustainable. In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, Agrawal shares some insight as to how the business has responded to the pandemic and offers her view on what the future holds for businesses across the UK.

NEWS | Published June 2nd 2020, 4:04 pm

EasyJet looks to reopen three quarters of routes by August

Budget airline EasyJet has announced that it hopes to resume up to 75 per cent of its routes by the end of August.

NEWS | Published June 2nd 2020, 11:11 am

A helping hand: RHA fundraises for artists

Struggling Irish Artists may find a lifeline in the Royal Hibernian Academy’s latest fundraising campaign, which is hoped to exceed €50,000.

NEWS | Published June 2nd 2020, 10:10 am

Virtually no problem: MPs to vote on continuing Commons proceedings

As of mid-April, MPs have been able to contribute to parliamentary proceedings from afar by the use of video link. This afternoon, they will vote on whether or not to continue such measures as the Commons returns from its Whitsun recess.

NEWS | Published June 2nd 2020, 10:10 am

Met with Covid-19: Opera cancels fall season

In the past 137 years, the Metropolitan Opera has been through rather a lot. This year can now be included in the history books as its most challenging yet, in light of the decision to cancel of the fall season as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. This marks the longest hiatus in the company’s history, with no clear end point in sight.

NEWS | Published June 2nd 2020, 9:09 am

Covid-19: Homegrown innovation to help UK employees return to work safely

On Tuesday June 2, British manufacturer Trimite Global Coatings launched its new ShieldmeTM range, offering new ways for public places to become coronavirus free.

NEWS | Published June 2nd 2020, 6:06 am

“Fortunately, the outlook for us is okay thus far…”: Techna chief talks Covid-19 and how the pandemic has affected his business

In conversation with the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, John Mestitz, managing director of Techna International Ltd, reflects on how the business has adapted to meet the unprecedented challenge of Covid-19 and offers his thoughts on the government’s gradual easing of lockdown restrictions.

NEWS | Published June 1st 2020, 10:10 am

An officer and a gentleman: Taika Waititi made an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Taika Waititi, the Oscar-winning director, has been recognised on New Zealand’s Queen’s birthday list for services to film. Waititi, director of Jojo Rabbit, one of last year’s more controversial releases, has been made an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

NEWS | Published June 1st 2020, 10:10 am

Just a touch: museums go handsfree

With the success of this weekend’s SpaceX Nasa Mission, it seems another generation of children who hope to become astronauts is on the cards. Yet for institutions like the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum a different challenge faces them back on earth – how best to engage with children when tactile exhibits are no longer possible.

NEWS | Published June 1st 2020, 9:09 am

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: MPs return to Westminster

For Alistair Carmichael, returning to Westminster for tomorrow’s reopening is more complicated than the tube journeys of some of his peers. Carmichael, the Lib Dem MP for Orkney and Shetland, will have to travel 18 hours to return to London, a journey that comprises of two trains and a plane. He is just one of many MPs protesting the government’s decision to reopen parliament in the eleventh week of lockdown.

NEWS | Published May 31st 2020, 4:00 pm

Covid-19 and Care: Baronsmede Family Homes owner discusses concerns over testing and the 'new normal'

Baronsmede Family Homes was established in 1985 to provide services for adults with learning disabilities. In conversation with the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, owner Dee Tormey discusses the struggles this critical corner of the care sector is facing as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and the preparation that will need to go into readying Baronsmede for what will become the ‘new normal’ way of operating.

NEWS | Published May 31st 2020, 1:01 pm

Long Read – Turner turned off: Art prize reimagined in wake of Covid-19

1984 is perhaps better associated with Orwell than with the contemporary arts. Yet the year is of particular significance in the modern art world – it saw the foundation of the Turner Prize, an award, according to the Tate “formed to encourage wider interest in contemporary art and assist Tate in acquiring new works.” Yet another casualty of Covid-19, it was revealed earlier this week that the 2020 incarnation of the prize was to be cancelled, and that the prize money used as artist bursaries instead.

NEWS | Published May 31st 2020, 11:11 am

Years of practice: Elizabeth Diller rebuilds her world

Building is something architects are well accustomed to. Indeed, their role demands a well-developed knowledge of the field. However, the kind of rebuilding that Covid-19 requires is, to use one of the most overused words of the pandemic “unprecedented”.

NEWS | Published May 31st 2020, 11:00 am

“Teachers: Now is our time to shine”: Downshall Primary School headteacher issues rallying call

Ian Bennett is the headteacher of Downshall Primary School in Essex. Writing for the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Bennett offers his reflections on the Covid-19 pandemic thus far, issuing a rallying call to fellow members of the teaching profession that soon, as the UK begins to emerge from lockdown, it will be their time to step up as public sector workers.


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