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African solutions to the coronavirus crisis

The African continent hasn’t been as badly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic as other countries in the world so far, but new cases are on the rise and governments have introduced social distancing measures.

And while the pandemic is bad for business, some African entrepreneurs have stepped up to be part of the solution and are seeing new opportunities.

Frequent and thorough washing of hands with soap and warm water is one of the most effective ways of preventing the spread of infectious diseases.

But according to Water Aid, four in 10 people around the world have no access to basic hand washing facilities.

One of the ways in which the coronavirus is spread is via contaminated surfaces. Getting into the habit of regular hand washing can prevent infections, but the virus can still spread as people tend to touch the tap and other things around them.

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How big unions smooth the way for Amazon worker protests

By Nandita Bose and Krystal Hu

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Warehouse employees last month staged a walkout in Michigan to demand safer working conditions at their facility. So did workers in New York, Illinois and Minnesota.

These and other Amazon.com Inc employees across the country are seizing on the coronavirus to demand the world’s largest online retailer offer more paid sick time and temporarily shut warehouses with infections for deep cleaning.

Employees in at least 11 states this year have voiced their concerns and staged actions to highlight a variety of purported workplace deficiencies, allegations the company has denied.

Supporting these Amazon workers are labor groups and unions eager to penetrate the Seattle-based behemoth after years of failed attempts to unionize its operations.

Reuters spoke with 16 unions and labor groups targeting Amazon. They included established organizations such as the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), the

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Casey Wasserman in Talks to Buy Paradigm Agency Music Assets

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UPDATED: Casey Wasserman, the sports and entertainment entrepreneur who is the grandson of legendary talent agency mogul Lew Wasserman, is in talks to acquire the music assets of Paradigm agency, which has been hard hit by the coronavirus lockdown.

Sources said the talks have been on-again, off-again and there’s a good chance that a deal may never come to fruition. The discussions had not moved to the term-sheet phase as of Wednesday evening. Wasserman, chairman and CEO of Wasserman, is said to have been courted by by Tom Gores, the Platinum Equity CEO who is the brother of Paradigm founder and CEO Sam Gores.

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Paradigm’s operations have been throttled by the sudden shutdown of the live music and event business. The agency has bulked up with a number of acquisition of music booking agencies and artist management boutiques in

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20 Hot Jobs That Pay More Than $150,000

How does a job earning more than $150,000 a year sound? The first step to pursuing a six-figure career is identifying which careers have that earning potential — even if they don’t start at that pay, according to Cheryl Palmer, a certified career coach and owner of Call to Career. “If the potential is there to make six figures, then you can put this career on your list and then decide out of all the careers that have this type of earning potential which one(s) you are most interested.”

If you’re looking to get into a career that is growing and pays well, consider these high-paying jobs that have lots to offer.

Last updated: Feb. 25, 2020

1. Anesthesiologist

An anesthesiologist is a doctor who administers drugs to ease patients into unconsciousness before surgery or reduce pain for other medical procedures.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) lists anesthesiologists

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