ACC Announces COVID-19 Game Rescheduling Policy; Updates Sports Safety Standards in Latest Medical Advisory Group Report

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today its 2021-22 COVID-19 Game Rescheduling Policy and several key updates to protocols within the league’s COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group (MAG) Report.

The COVID-19 Game Rescheduling Policy, which was approved by the league’s athletics directors, applies to football, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball.

2021-22 ACC COVID-19 Game Rescheduling Policy

In the sports of football, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball:

  1. If a 2021 ACC game cannot be played on its originally scheduled date by a team unable to play due
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China Prepared to Recognize Taliban if Kabul Falls, Sources Say, Undermining U.S. Threats | World Report

China is prepared to recognize the Taliban as the legitimate ruler of Afghanistan if it succeeds in toppling the Western-backed government in Kabul, U.S. News has learned, a prospect that undercuts the Biden administration’s remaining source of leverage over the insurgent network as it continues its startling campaign to regain control.

Beijing has publicly pressured the Taliban to continue working toward a peace agreement with President Ashraf Ghani’s government – an outcome China appears to genuinely prefer and one the U.S. has pressed with growing urgency. However, new Chinese military and intelligence assessments of the realities on the ground in

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Global Wireless Health and Fitness Devices Market Report

Dublin, July 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Wireless Health and Fitness Devices – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Wireless Health and Fitness Devices estimated at 280 Million Units in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of 573.7 Million Units by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 12.1% over the analysis period.

Sports & Fitness, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 11.2% CAGR and reach 361.4 Million Units by the end of the analysis

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Strong, but disappointing, U.S. GDP report may be bad news for the Fed

Thursday’s strong, but disappointing, U.S. second-quarter GDP figure may be something of a warning flag for Federal Reserve officials.

There’s a risk that economic growth going forward could come in below forecasters’ estimates, leaving the U.S. mired in a slower-than-anticipated growth pattern for 2022 and possibly 2023 after a sharp, but short, recovery from the Covid-19 crisis, says Eric Vanraes, a Geneva, Switzerland-based bond portfolio manager at Eric Sturdza Investments, which managed $2.9 billion as of June.

And that’s bad news for the Federal Reserve because policy makers may have already missed the “sweet spot” for pivoting toward a more

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EuropeActive and Deloitte unveil the 2021 European Health & Fitness Market Report

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On Wednesday June 23rd EuropeActive hosted a virtual pre-event as part of the build-up to the 2021 European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF) to unveil the key findings of the 2021 European Health & Fitness Market Report (EHFMR).

This eighth edition of the European Health & Fitness Market Report, covering the calendar year 2020, reveals the true impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the fitness and physical activity sector. The pandemic caused governments to enforce multiple lockdown periods for fitness clubs, in some cases between 40% and 50% of

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