Assist-to-college sales to hit $102 billion as computer buys surge: NRF Leave a Comment on Assist-to-college sales to hit $102 billion as computer buys surge: NRF
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(Reuters) – U.S. households are likely to spend a record $102 billion in back-to-school shopping next month, with laptop sales set to boom as parents anticipate the COVID-19 pandemic will keep at least some classes online, a U.S. trade group said on Wednesday. The survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF) calculated overall spending in…

Reuters to host Twitter chat on COVID-19 therapies and vaccines on Wednesday, July 22 Leave a Comment on Reuters to host Twitter chat on COVID-19 therapies and vaccines on Wednesday, July 22
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On Wednesday, Reuters will host a Twitter chat on the latest COVID-19 treatments and vaccines, featuring experts from John Hopkins University, Georgetown University, Harvard University and Columbia University, along with leading infectious disease research organizations. Guests will include: A nurse prepares a vaccine as part of the start of the seasonal flu vaccination campaign as…

Finance firm founder gets six months in penitentiary in U.S. faculty scandal Leave a Comment on Finance firm founder gets six months in penitentiary in U.S. faculty scandal
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BOSTON (Reuters) – The former chief executive of specialty finance lender Hercules Capital Inc was sentenced on Wednesday to six months in prison for paying $450,000 to help his daughters gain an unfair edge in the college admissions process. FILE PHOTO: Manuel Henriquez, co-founder of Hercules Capital, arrives at the federal courthouse for a hearing…

College ladies in India test out Earth-sure asteroid Leave a Comment on College ladies in India test out Earth-sure asteroid
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AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) – Two teenage girls from India have discovered an Earth-bound asteroid by poring through images from a University of Hawaii telescope, an Indian space education institute said on Monday. The asteroid is presently near Mars and its orbit is expected to cross that of Earth in about one million years’ time, said…

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Nvidia partners with University of Florida to construct AI supercomputer

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Nvidia Corporation is seen during the annual Computex computer exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu(Reuters) – Nvidia Corp and the University of Florida have partnered to build the world’s fastest artificial intelligence based-supercomputer in higher education, the chipmaker said on Tuesday. The $70 million project comprises a…

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German scientists originate nationwide antibody look

REUTLINGEN, Germany (Reuters) – German scientists began a nationwide study on Friday to gain a better overview of the actual prevalence of the new coronavirus in the country’s population and test how well measures to prevent its spread are working. The study by the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) will start by testing around…

Hydroxychloroquine ineffective in opposition to nonetheless COVID-19, spy reveals Leave a Comment on Hydroxychloroquine ineffective in opposition to nonetheless COVID-19, spy reveals
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The anti-malaria drug touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a COVID-19 treatment was ineffective for patients with a mild version of the disease in a study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota. FILE PHOTO: A pharmacist displays a box of Hydroxychloroquine at the CHR Centre Hospitalier Regional de…

Hydroxychloroquine ineffective in opposition to soft COVID-19, learn about shows Leave a Comment on Hydroxychloroquine ineffective in opposition to soft COVID-19, learn about shows
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The anti-malaria drug touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a COVID-19 treatment was ineffective for patients with a mild version of the disease in a study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota. FILE PHOTO: The drug hydroxychloroquine is displayed at the Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, U.S.…

Ontario premier says unique measures to succor fix ‘damaged’ education machine Leave a Comment on Ontario premier says unique measures to succor fix ‘damaged’ education machine
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Ontario premier says unique measures to succor fix ‘damaged’ education machine

FILE PHOTO: Ontario Premier Doug Ford is seen after a meeting with Canada’s provincial premiers in Toronto, Ontario, Canada December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio/File PhotoTORONTO (Reuters) – Ontario is taking steps to make its “broken” education system more equitable for Black and indigenous students in Canada’s most populous province, Premier Doug Ford said on Thursday.…

In echo of Mao generation, China’s colleges in e-book-detoxing pressure Leave a Comment on In echo of Mao generation, China’s colleges in e-book-detoxing pressure
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In echo of Mao generation, China’s colleges in e-book-detoxing pressure

BEIJING (Reuters) – As schools reopened in China after the COVID-19 outbreak, they have thrown themselves into a nationwide exercise to remove books deemed politically incorrect, deepening Chinese President Xi Jinping’s push to instil patriotism and ideological purity in the education system. A translated version of A. A. Milne’s “Winnie the Pooh”, a book of…