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Mohamed M. Radwan White collar employees around the world suddenly began working remotely en masse as the coronavirus pandemic closed offices. While workers are already being asked to return in some states, offices in hotspots are working on potential solutions for offices that make social distancing difficult. Designer Mohamed Radwan's prototype adds hexagonal pods and air purifiers to offices. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Offices are probably going to look very different as workers return after working remotely during the coronavirus. Open floor plans, shared snacks, and even places for napping or hanging out were once markers of trendy places to work, but now safety is a concern as well. Egyptian architect and designer Mohamed Radwan created a system of office pod for the post-COVID-19 workplace, for a project called "Q.workntine." Last month, the design was recognized with an award in the Responsible Design category at the DNA Paris Design Awards. Spurred by the coronavirus, advanced in remote working technology might make offices less important, and some experts predict that they might only be used for especially collaborative work. Some companies, of course, may want to preserve a workplace culture. Several Bay Area design firms described their plans
CHICAGO and MUNICH, May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ProGlove, the leader in ergonomic wearables for industry, is responding to customers' needs in manufacturing, distribution and logistics for a smart solution to help workers maintain proper social distance. Leveraging its MARK family of wearable barcode scanners and ProGlove Connect app for Android, ProGlove announces today a product upgrade that activates proximity sensing for frontline workers. With production lines resuming operations, safety and efficiency are top of mind. "Our key customers are sharing with us the challenges they're facing as they rethink and retool to restart operations," says Andreas Koenig, CEO of ProGlove. "We faced similar challenges as we reviewed our own processes for safety and efficiency. It is our natural tendency, as humans, to want to go back to doing things the way we did them before, however, it's not possible. Proper social distancing is now key to a successful return to work." To help workers—on the assembly line or in the distribution center— maintain proper distance from each other, the new ProGlove Connect Proximity app provides an additional layer of feedback on an Android device alone or when paired with a ProGlove MARK barcode scanner which rests on the employee's hand.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Champignon Brands Inc. (“Champignon” or the “Company”) (CSE: SHRM) (FWB: 496) (OTCQB: SHRMF), a human optimization sciences company with an emphasis on ketamine and psychedelic medicine, is pleased to announce it has selected Toronto-based Dalriada Drug Discovery Inc. (“Dalriada”) to advance its new chemical entity (“NCE”) IP portfolio as it pertains to ketamine and psilocybin/psilicin molecular scaffolds. Dalriada, a leading contract research organization (CRO) in the drug discovery space, will lead Champignon’s new drug discovery programs in the NCE arena and further provide integrated R&D support to accelerate the Company’s existing preclinical assets and ongoing development of proprietary delivery platforms. The Company anticipates that through this partnership, a robust pipeline of preclinical and clinical assets with strong IP protection will be delivered.  “It is with great pleasure that we welcome the Dalriada group to Champignon,” commented Dr Joseph Gabriele, Special Advisor, Champignon. “Dalriada’s expertise in medicinal chemistry will be a monumental addition to Champignon’s innovative diverse formulation platforms by their expertise in the synthesis of molecules, including existing psychedelics (ketamine, psilocybin and MDMA), as well as novel new psychedelic-like molecules. This synergistic collaboration will differentiate Champignon from other companies in the psychedelic space
Courtesy of Joshua David/US Army Sgt. 1st Class Joshua David, a Green Beret, gets paid by the US Army to play video games. David and the Army's other esports players stream for roughly five hours a day, but still maintain the service's military standards. Here's what his day looks like and how recruits can also become a member of the Army's esports league. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. US Army Sgt. 1st Class Joshua David, a Green Beret, can speak two dialects of Arabic and handle a Special Forces attack dog. But David isn't conducting close-quarters combat training for the Army at his regular job — he could instead be found playing video games, for hours on end, as a member of the Army's esports team. David, an active-duty soldier, is getting paid by the federal government to play video games. The 30-year-old Oklahoma native started off playing video games during the Nintendo-64 era with titles like "Perfect Dark" and "GoldenEye," and eventually made his way to the Halo series following the launch of the Xbox. "When Xbox came out with 'Halo: Combat Evolved', I pretty much became obsessed," David said. "When 'Halo 2' came out, I chased
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Google is working on physical and virtual debit cards as it looks to catch Apple's lead in the fintech space. TechCrunch reports that Google is working on physical and virtual debit cards which would link to an associated checking account. The UK has greenlit a £250 million rescue package to stop thousands of startups collapsing during COVID-19. Startups can apply for government cash, but must match taxpayer money with funding from private investors. Conspiracy theories blaming Bill Gates for the coronavirus pandemic are exploding online. A New York Times analysis found more than 16,000 Facebook posts linking Gates with the virus, as well as 10 YouTube videos espousing the conspiracy theories that had garnered 5 million views. Amazon is installing thermal cameras at warehouses to scan employees for fevers. Cases of the virus have been reported among staff at more than 50 of Amazon's US warehouses, and working employees have expressed safety concerns.  $2 billion telehealth unicorn Babylon Health has furloughed 5% of its staff in response to COVID-19, Business Insider has learned. Babylon Health said it had seen an increase in demand for
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) will host a fireside chat for the investor community with members of its management team on Monday, June 22, 2020. During the course of the event, EA may disclose material developments affecting its business and/or financial performance. Listeners may access the event live via a dial-in number or webcast. Monday, June 22, 20201:00 pm Pacific Time (4:00 pm Eastern Time) Dial-in numbers:Domestic: (877) 703-1554; International: (647) 689-5566Conference ID: 8476128 Webcast: https://ir.ea.com A replay of the event will be available at https://ir.ea.com. Updates regarding EA’s business are available on EA’s blog at www.ea.com/news. About Electronic Arts Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. In fiscal year 2020, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $5.5 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality brands such as EA SPORTS™ FIFA, Battlefield™, Apex Legends™, The Sims™, Madden NFL, Need for Speed™, Titanfall™ and Plants vs. Zombies™. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news. EA SPORTS, Battlefield, Apex Legends, The Sims, Need
Crystal Cox/Business Insider Amy Morin is a psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, mental strength coach, and international bestselling author. She explains that sometimes our own thoughts can hold us back, especially if we tend to dwell on negative events, insecurities, and self-doubt. Morin says it's important to confront thoughts like "I'm not good enough" or "I'm too damaged," and replace them with self-empathy by instead saying "I am worth it" or "I'm a survivor." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Many of the things you tell yourself aren't true. And there's a good chance you've bought into some unhealthy beliefs over the years. Courtesy of Amy Morin In the therapy world, we call these "cognitive distortions." We all have them. Learning to recognize these lies we tell ourselves and replace them with healthier, more realistic statements is key to building mental strength.  But letting go of beliefs you cling to and reframing your unhealthy thoughts isn't always easy. Your brain will do everything it can to keep you inside your comfort zone. It will underestimate you. It will fill your head with self-doubt. And it will try to convince you that you don't belong. Believing all these lies will drain
Sean Rayford/Getty Images Apple will re-close some stores in states such as Arizona, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Florida, the company said on Friday. Such states have seen upward trends in COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Apple said back in May when it began reopening stores that it would re-close stores if necessary depending on how the situation develops.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple will re-close 11 stores in the United States after coronavirus cases have spiked in some states across the country, the company announced Friday. The decision comes after Apple began re-opening stores in the US last month. Bloomberg first reported the news. The store closures will occur in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Arizona. Specifically, Apple is closing two stores in Florida, two stores in North Carolina, one store in South Carolina, and six stores in Arizona. These states are all seeing upward trends in new cases of COVID-19, particularly in June, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Florida, Arizona, South Carolina, and North Carolina are also among the 10 states that have seen record-high seven-day averages of new daily coronavirus cases, according to CNN. The increase in COVID-19 cases
As NASCAR Weekly Series sanctioned events begin to return at select tracks across North America, NASCAR and Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider, today announced a multiyear official partnership, designating Advance as the series entitlement sponsor. As part of the agreement, Advance also becomes the "Official Auto Parts Retailer of NASCAR.” This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200610005058/en/ "It's great to have Advance join us in welcoming the return of NASCAR-sanctioned grassroots racing," said Ben Kennedy, vice president, racing development, NASCAR. "Advance’s commitment to our Weekly Series will develop some of the brightest NASCAR talent across North America. Advance has a long history in racing, and we’re thrilled to see its expanded presence from the grassroots all the way through our national series.” The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series is one of the oldest series in NASCAR, where champions are crowned at NASCAR-sanctioned Home Tracks. The NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series was paused in mid-March due to COVID-19 and recently returned with sanctioned events at select tracks beginning June 6. The series is run at nearly 60 NASCAR-sanctioned Home Tracks throughout the United States and Canada.
Star Tribune via Getty Images Target is closing 24 stores in Minnesota "until further notice" amid protests against the death of George Floyd. Photos and videos showed people looting Target stores in Minneapolis-St.Paul on Wednesday and Thursday.  "At this time, we have made the decision to close a number of our stores until further notice," Target said in a statement. "Our focus will remain on our team members' safety and helping our community heal." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Target is closing 24 stores in the Minneapolis-St.Paul area, amid protests against the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed after a white police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest. "We are heartbroken by the death of George Floyd and the pain it is causing our community," the Minneapolis-based retailer said in a statement on Thursday. "At this time, we have made the decision to close a number of our stores until further notice," the statement continued. "Our focus will remain on our team members' safety and helping our community heal." Target is closing 10 locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as 14 more in the surrounding region, including suburbs such
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images John Hussman — the outspoken investor and former professor who's long predicted a stock collapse — thinks the market is in the midst of setting a classic trap that's mirrors speculative bubbles of the past. He notes the wide divergence between historical, run-of-the-mill stock valuations and where the S&P 500 currently trades today. Hussman says that the market's recent oversold condition has been "cleared." Using Hussman's logic, a return to historical norm valuations would imply about a 57% plunge in stocks from their current levels. Click here for more BI Prime stories. After falling 30-plus percent in a little over a month, the S&P 500 clawed it's way back to just an 11% year-to-date drop. Some experts were encouraged by the market's stoicism and positive response to unprecedented monetary-easing efforts from central banks. Strategists at Goldman Sachs went as far as to declare that stocks have already bottomed for 2020, and boosted the firm's year-end forecast. It's safe to say that John Hussman — the former economics professor turned president of the Hussman Investment Trust — isn't prepared to give the same all-clear signal. He instead thinks current investor sentiment is falsely assuming that the ongoing
NEW YORK, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid the COVID-19 crisis and the looming economic recession, the Aluminum Castings market worldwide will grow by a projected US$32.1 Million, during the analysis period, driven by a revised compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1%. Die Casting, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, is forecast to grow at over 6.7% and reach a market size of US$51.3 Million by the end of the analysis period. An unusual period in history, the coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a series of unprecedented events affecting every industry. The Die Casting market will be reset to a new normal which going forwards in a post COVID-19 era will be continuously redefined and redesigned. Staying on top of trends and accurate analysis is paramount now more than ever to manage uncertainty, change and continuously adapt to new and evolving market conditions.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05900821/?utm_source=PRNAs part of the new emerging geographic scenario, the United States is forecast to readjust to a 4.9% CAGR. Within Europe, the region worst hit by the pandemic, Germany will add over US$971.8 Thousand to the region's size over the next 7 to 8 years. In addition, over US$938.1 Thousand