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Unilever to drop ‘normal’ from beauty product descriptions

Unilever to drop ‘normal’ from beauty product descriptions

World
March 10 (UPI) -- Unilever announced it will drop the word "normal" from all packaging and advertising of its beauty and personal care products. The company made the decision as it launches its new Positive Beauty campaign in response to a global survey of 10,000 people in nine countries. Advertisement Based in London, the company's brands, including Dove, Lifebuoy, Axe and Sunsilk, are sold in more than 190 countries with 2020 sales of about $ 60.4 billion. "The decision to remove 'normal' is one of many steps that we are taking to challenge narrow beauty ideals, as we work toward helping to end discrimination and advocating for a more inclusive vision of beauty," the company said in a statement Tuesday. The company also said it also will increase advertisements representing under-repre...
Flu cases lower than normal so far this year, COVID-19 likely the reason

Flu cases lower than normal so far this year, COVID-19 likely the reason

Health
Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Flu activity remains "unusually low" in many parts of the United States, according to data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and experts say masking and social distancing to prevent spread of COVID-19 may be the reason. In its weekly FluView report, the agency noted that just 0.2% of the respiratory specimens tested at laboratories nationally between Nov. 27 and Dec. 5 were positive for the flu virus. Advertisement Just 40 of more than 22,000 specimens evaluated at U.S. hospital labs and 16 of more than 16,000 evaluated at public health labs in the country during that week tested positive for the flu, according to the agency. In addition, less than 2% of all doctor visits across the country over the same period were related to the seasonal...
Covid: Deaths 10% higher than normal as virus deaths rise

Covid: Deaths 10% higher than normal as virus deaths rise

Health
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Coronavirus: ‘More normal’ shopping habits are back, says Ocado

Coronavirus: ‘More normal’ shopping habits are back, says Ocado

Business
Ocado says "more normal" shopping habits are back after a huge jump in demand amid the coronavirus lockdown.Its customers are now purchasing fewer items than at the peak of demand, with the balance between fresh and long-life food returning to normal.The online grocer has made changes to increase the delivery slots available, including suspending the delivery of mineral water.Its revenues in April were up more than 40% from a year earlier."At the beginning of the outbreak demand increased significantly, almost overnight," the retailer said.It limited the number of items on sale initially in order to stop customers from panic buying.Ocado said these limits have since been rolled back as the number of items shoppers are putting in their baskets "appears to ...
Assam unit of the All India Bank Officers’ Confederation opposes banks’ normal functioning amid Covid outbreak

Assam unit of the All India Bank Officers’ Confederation opposes banks’ normal functioning amid Covid outbreak

Finance
GUWAHATI: The Assam unit of the All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC) has opposed Assam’s state level bankers’ committee (SLBC) notification announcing normal functioning of the banks amidst the global outbreak of COVID-19. AIBOC which comprises of around 10,000 members and operating over the seven states of North East Indi in a statement urged, “The Government should not lose sight of the plight of these unsung warriors of the economic ecosystem of our country who toils hard at every occasion to power our economy and build our nation. I request the Government to ponder over the issue with alacrity. The Banks, if they are to function for the full working hours and extend services without any restriction, it would surely become a hub of the spread of contamination as everyone is a...