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04Jun/20

Reuters Virtual Newsmaker with Dr. William Haseltine

As nations around the world begin to wind down restrictions imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, Reuters will be joined by scientist, businessman and philanthropist Dr. William A. Haseltine—a pioneer in the fights against HIV/AIDS and cancer—for a Newsmaker discussion on COVID-19, the race for a vaccine and the pandemic’s impact on the future of public health. Continue reading

Learning in the Age of COVID-19: How to Help Kids with Distance Learning

Many families have struggled to help their children adjust to distance learning since schools closed in March due to COVID-19. In a recent blog post from Stanford Children’s Health, experts offer ideas and advice for parents and families, including for children with special needs. Read more

26May/20

CRU: Multi Commodity Outlook

Over Q1 2020, COVID-19 has developed from an emerging threat to a transformational reality with potentially long-lasting effects on economic growth. All optimism for commodity markets at the start of the year was quickly extinguished as the coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China. Prices have been dragged down further by dire market fundamentals which were a result of government-imposed lockdowns in the major global economies. Both supply and demand have been lowered across the board, but demand has been harder hit and will be slower to make a recovery. Most commodities have further to fall from here. There has been a profound human cost to the pandemic and the economic fallout of governments’ responses is just starting to be counted. Read more

25May/20

Flirtey’s New Granted Patent is Instrumental for Drone Delivery

Flirtey, the pioneer of the commercial drone delivery industry, announced today it has been granted a critical patent for the safe and precise drone delivery of packages. This key patent describes a combination of hardware and software that enables the delivery of packages by a drone, potentially lifting the package to pick it up, holding it securely and lowering it once at the point of delivery. Read more

SAS launches free AI-driven environment to mine COVID-19 research

Globally, thousands of scientists are working tirelessly on COVID-19 mitigation efforts, including the search for new treatments and a vaccine. Analytics leader SAS brings a powerful resource to the fight with COVID-19 Scientific Literature Search and Text Analysis, a free visual text analysis environment that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to quickly search tens of thousands of research articles on COVID-19 and deliver potentially lifesaving answers to these scientists. Read more

18May/20

Does Reading the News Lead to Less Anxiety Than Watching It?

More than two months into the COVID-19 pandemic people are starting to get antsy for a return to normalcy. Rami Odeh (Oh-DAY), an author, certified exercise physiologist, personal trainer and corporate presenter, has found that his corporate clients are now seeking his advice on coping strategies they can offer their employees to lessen information overload and feelings of isolation. Read more

13May/20

CRU: India: Lockdown Casts a Spell on Growth as Recession Looms

India is expected to enter recession following the quarantine imposed on the world’s second most populous country. The recent plunge in the PMI activity index highlights the huge economic costs of lockdown. But the worst is yet to come. We expect GDP growth to contract by 0.9% in 2020, well below the 7% norm of recent years. Risks are numerous should the accumulated structural weakness backfire during this unprecedented crisis. Read more

22Mar/20

Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response

Developed in collaboration with other federal agencies and the private sector, the Agency said its list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers was designed to help State and local officials as they work to protect their communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security. Read more

06Jan/20

Latest Independent Study Reconfirms Superior Accuracy of AccuWeather Forecasts

Independent analysis of 25 million weather forecasts by the ‘JD Power of weather prediction’ over an 18-month period shows forecasts are the most accurate among top weather providers in all categories tested. Read More