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Netflix Doubles U.K. Production Budget to $1 Billion, After ‘The Crown,’ ‘Sex Education’ Global Success



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Streaming giant Netflix has doubled its U.K. production budget to $1 billion, following the global success of shows including “The Crown” and “Sex Education.”

Netflix is spending this budget on producing more than 50 shows in the U.K., despite a fraught year that has seen production on “The Witcher” shut down twice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The U.K. is an incredibly important market to Netflix and we’re proud to be increasing our investment in the U.K.’s creative industries,” said a Netflix spokesperson. “‘The Crown,’ ‘Sex Education’ and ‘The Witcher’ are among the shows that have been made in the U.K. this year and will be watched by the world. And these shows are a testament to the depth of talent that exists here.”

“We will continue to invest in the best content in every genre, and are fully

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Global Blockchain in Education Market 2020 Research during the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Growth and Research Methodology by Forecast to 2026

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Nov 23, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
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Saudi minister highlights ‘huge’ strains on global education as G-20 tackles pandemic

ISTANBUL —International efforts were needed to meet the “huge challenges” facing global educational systems as they strained to adapt to distanced learning while accommodating children with special needs, Saudi Arabia’s education minister said at the Group of 20 Summit meeting in Riyadh Sunday.



a man standing in front of a television: Saudi Arabia's Minister of Education Hamad Mohammed al-Sheikh speaks during a media briefing at the media centre during the 15th annual G-20 Leaders' Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 22, 2020.


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Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Education Hamad Mohammed al-Sheikh speaks during a media briefing at the media centre during the 15th annual G-20 Leaders’ Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 22, 2020.

His comments kicked off the second day of a summit that is being held virtually and has been dominated by discussions about the pandemic and its disastrous fallout.

“No one expected that 1.6 billion students will be outside of schools,” said Hamed el-Sheikh. “No education system in the world had expected that they will face a prolonged time where students are staying at home in lockdowns.”

Leaders attending the summit represent nations

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Henrietta Fore Discuss the Global Education Crisis

The myth that children aren’t being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic urgently needs to be dispelled, say actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas and UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore.



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During a TIME 100 Talks discussion, Chopra and Fore spoke with TIME Senior Health Correspondent Alice Park about the challenges that children around the world, especially in developing countries, are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is an extraordinary generation of children, but this is an extraordinary crisis against them,” Fore said.

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One problem that both Jonas and Fore placed particular emphasis on is the lack of access to education that many children are currently experiencing. “No matter what their circumstances are, even if they’re in refugee camps where they don’t have access to formal educational papers, the one thing that [children] want is their right to an education,” said Jonas, who became a UNICEF

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Henrietta Fore on the Global Education Crisis

The myth that children aren’t being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic urgently needs to be dispelled, say actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas and UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore.

During a TIME 100 Talks discussion, Chopra and Fore spoke with TIME Senior Health Correspondent Alice Park about the challenges that children around the world, especially in developing countries, are facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is an extraordinary generation of children, but this is an extraordinary crisis against them,” Fore said.

One problem that both Jonas and Fore placed particular emphasis on is the lack of access to education that many children are currently experiencing. “No matter what their circumstances are, even if they’re in refugee camps where they don’t have access to formal educational papers, the one thing that [children] want is their right to an education,” said Jonas, who became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2016 after working

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Global General Medicine Education Publishing Industry

Global General Medicine Education Publishing Market to Reach $5. 5 Billion by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for General Medicine Education Publishing estimated at US$3. 7 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$5.

New York, Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Global General Medicine Education Publishing Industry” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05960946/?utm_source=GNW
5 Billion by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 5.6% over the period 2020-2027. Electronic & Online Publishing, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 5.4% CAGR and reach US$2.2 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Print Publishing segment is readjusted to a revised 5.8% CAGR for the next 7-year period.

The U.S. Market is Estimated at $1 Billion,

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Howard University Receives $1 Million to Launch the Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership

Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick recently announced that the school received a $1 million gift from Heather and Jim Murren to launch the Center for Women, Gender, and Global Leadership.

“We are extremely grateful to Trustee Jim Murren and Mrs. Heather Hay Murren for this generous $1 million gift to create the Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership at Howard University. Our students’ college experiences will be significantly enriched through this program, which will empower Black women to continue to take their rightful place as leaders in every facet of our society and the global community,” says President Frederick in a written statement.

The Center will be led by Howard’s esteemed associate professor of political science, who has been recognized as a Fulbright Specialist Scholar and a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow, J. Jarpa Dawuni, Esq., Ph.D. The focus of the center will include producing innovative and theoretically

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The Global POC Molecular Diagnostics Market is expected to grow by $ 1.31 bn during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 14% during the forecast period

Global POC molecular diagnostics market 2020-2024 The analyst has been monitoring the POC molecular diagnostics market and it is poised to grow by $ 1. 31 bn during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 14% during the forecast period.

New York, Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Global POC Molecular Diagnostics Market 2020-2024” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05219299/?utm_source=GNW
Our reports on POC molecular diagnostics market provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors.
The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by the growing number of M&A and collaborations and growing prevalence of chronic health conditions and infectious diseases In addition, growing number of M&A and collaborations is anticipated to boost the growth of the

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The Global Solar Panel Recycling Market is expected to grow by $ 238.30 mn during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 28% during the forecast period

Global Solar Panel Recycling Market 2020-2024 The analyst has been monitoring the solar panel recycling market and it is poised to grow by $ 238. 30 mn during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 28% during the forecast period.

New York, Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Global Solar Panel Recycling Market 2020-2024” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05622917/?utm_source=GNW
Our reports on solar panel recycling market provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors.
The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by the growth in solar PV panel installation and government regulations pertaining to solar waste recycling. In addition, growth in solar PV panel installation is anticipated to boost the growth of the market as

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HKBU Global University Film Awards 2020 present Gold Award to entry from Korea National University of Arts

HONG KONG, Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Organised by the Academy of Film (AF) at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), the Global University Film Awards (GUFA) 2020 concluded on 6 November with the award presentation ceremony. The Gold Award went to the entry from the Korea National University of Arts in South Korea, while the Best Documentary prize went to the film entry from INSAS in Belgium. The full list of award winners is attached in the Appendix.

Attending the award presentation ceremony were Dr Clement Chen, Chairman of the Council and the Court of HKBU; Professor Roland Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU; Professor Eva Man, Director of AF; Ms Chloe Suen, Chair of the Simon Suen Foundation; and Ms Shi Nan-sun, a film producer.

In his remarks, Dr Clement Chen said: “‘Make the Light, Move the World.’ So goes

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