He covered the Covid crisis in Italy. Then the disease became personal.

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Claudio Lavanga, NBC News’ Rome correspondent, has reported on a wide variety of stories. Most recently, he has helped document the pandemic’s terrible toll in Italy, where over 104,000 have died and almost 3.5 million been sickened. Now, as the country goes through a third Covid-19 wave, he describes how his family became part of the story.

ROME — Since Italy became the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe, I have kept track of the number of people testing positive every day. It quickly reached into the tens of thousands a cold daily toll, a war bulletin in

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Do you have a business idea, but don’t know how to start? Incubate your idea online. There is a scholarship for you

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If you are one of those who still believe that a good business starts with a good idea, apply your idea to the last generation of the Incuba program to make it come true.

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Term Life Insurance plan prices to increase by up to 20%! Here’s why you should buy before March 31

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Term life insurance plan prices to increase after March 31. Representative image/Pixabay

If you are planning to buy a term insurance plan, you should purchase it by March 31 as prices are expected to increase in the new Financial Year starting from April 1, 2021. According to PolicyX Founder and CEO Naval Goel, an increase of 20 per cent in life cover prices is expected in the new Financial Year.

Goel told FE Online that the percentage may differ from company to company and their plans. There are other factors such as gender, age group, income and etc which will

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Things to watch out for when taking loan against property

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Businesspersons commonly use loan against property to meet their cash flow requirement. Mortgaging an asset like property helps them raise a big loan at lower rates. Some salaried individuals use this product to meet large expenses such as children’s wedding or their education.

It is a secured loan that lenders give against residential or commercial property. They include a house, office, or a shop. The borrower should be the property owner, and the title should be clear.

Lenders do evaluate your creditworthiness before giving a loan against property.

Most lenders, typically, give a loan equal to 50% of the property

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PoPIA: How the ‘operator’ must use personal information

Ruben Onsu

As the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) in South Africa is a few months away from being enforced, organisations and responsible parties have had to gain an in-depth understanding of the rules and regulations that must be adhered to. While much focus has been placed on the roles and responsibilities that must be fulfilled to meet the standards of PoPIA, the role of the operator must also be highlighted.

“The operator plays a vital function and as such it is crucial that his/her duties and responsibilities are adequately understood. The responsible party is charged with ensuring that the personal

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Media Moves: COMvergence rates MediaCom SA’s top agency, new business managers for SABC Radio, Briefly News joins UN SDG media compact

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The Media Online’s weekly round up of people, account and business moves in media.

This week’s BIG move: MediaCom rated as
SA’s top agency in COMvergence rankings

After assessing 3 582 media account moves and
retentions across 46 countries, COMvergence has named MediaCom as the number
one new business agency for 2020. This honour applies to both MediaCom Global
and MediaCom South Africa, who has had an extremely successful year despite the
challenges and ever-changing landscape brought on by the pandemic.

Prioritising a purposeful talent strategy to realise
this big-picture goal was crucial, explained MediaCom SA CEO Ashish Williams,
as

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