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Till last month, the elite club of India’s chief executives had a long list of woes — slowing sales, weak consumer demand, credit crisis, GST rates, digital disruption, policy flip-flops and rising global trade barriers. Overnight, the onslaught of Covid-19 has decluttered their vision and given them a devastatingly focused business perspective — one that is centred on survival. Take, for instance Ajay Bijli, chairman of PVR Ltd, which saw 800 of its multiplexes shutting overnight. “What business worry can I have when everything is in a lockdown and there’s nothing you can do about it?” he asks, stoically. As Covid-19 scare shuts the world down for business, corporate honchos are worried about the well-being of their employees and their business. Lemon Tree chairman Patu Keswani says about the enormity of the challenge: “In a high-contact business like hotels, how do you ensure your employees and guests are not exposed to this highly … [Read more...] about Covid-19: Anxieties, life hacks and takeaways from India’s CEOs who are navigating uncharted territory
Penn State head coach James Franklin held a spring press conference on Wednesday afternoon. That’s not too out of the ordinary. This is about the time of year when Franklin and other college football coaches begin meeting with the media as spring football practices are in full swing. Of course, this year is different with no spring football to be held amid the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the nation. So Franklin’s press conference on Wednesday was not held in a full media room in Beaver Stadium. Instead, Franklin sat in front of a desktop computer and hopped in a Zoom conference call and met with the members of the Penn State media, because everyone seems to be hopping on Zoom these days. … [Read more...] about James Franklin would lock the country down amid coronavirus pandemic
"There were concerns voiced by some present and these were answered to the satisfaction of the large majority. With the calibre of people we have on the board and the strategic goals we've already got in place at Pukekura Raceway, I see no reason why this merger won't be very successful for all concerned." … [Read more...] about Trotting votes to merge with galloping club
Senior ministers including Michael Gove, the Cabinet Office minister, and Matt Hancock, the health secretary, were regularly in and out of formal meetings and more impromptu discussions with the PM, as were Patrick Vallance, the chief scientific adviser to the government, and Professor Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer. Until the middle of last week, meetings of Cobra, the emergency committee, were still taking place, mainly person to person, rather than remotely. But when Johnson tested positive, having developed a cough and temperature during Thursday afternoon – and it was later announced that Hancock had contracted the virus, too – such gatherings, and the free movement of people inside Downing Street, were halted. … [Read more...] about How will No 10 keep the show on the road as tensions rise and illness strikes?