Latest report in the Changing Landscape of Online Education (CHLOE) Project, CHLOE 6, out now

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The pandemic upended higher education and our communities. Equity, declining enrollments, the student learning experience, and safety are top concerns. So how will higher ed institutions adapt to shifting priorities as they plan for a post-pandemic landscape? Earlier this year, Quality Matters and Eduventures® Research issued the Changing Landscape of Online Education (CHLOE) 6 Survey … Read more

The Latest: China City Deploys Drones to Keep People Inside | Health News

BEIJING — A fleet of 60 drones has been deployed in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou to keep people indoors and remind those going out to wear masks. China has largely stamped out cases of local COVID-19 transmission, but Guangzhou has seen a flare-up of the more infectious delta variant of the virus, initially … Read more

Latest News on Coronavirus and Higher Education

Student Mental Health Is Worse During COVID-19 June 11, 6:17 a.m. Another study has found that student mental health worsened during the pandemic, The Washington Post reported. In the study, researchers tracked 217 students who were freshmen in 2017. Prior to the pandemic, students’ stress levels rose and fell, usually in tandem with midterm and … Read more

Delaware seeing increased unemployment insurance fraud attempts | The Latest from WDEL News

“We are seeing significant attempts at fraud across the [unemployment insurance] programs,” said Darryl Scott, Director for the Delaware Division of Unemployment Insurance. Director for the Division of Unemployment Insurance Darryl Scott As the world pulls itself out of the pandemic, Scott said the unemployment insurance office is still seeing significant attempts to take advantage … Read more

Clear Group strengthens South East footprint with latest acquisition | Latest News

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Independent broker Clear Group has bought Horsham-based Anderson White Insurance Brokers, marking the firm’s 30th acquisition since it was established in 2001. The transaction is designed to expand Clear Group’s footprint in the South East – the broker already boasts branches in the City of London, Maidstone and Cranleigh. Following the acquisition, Clear Group’s Cranleigh … Read more

Wilmington’s Riverside neighborhood is no longer a ‘health care desert’ | The Latest from WDEL News

For too long, too many residents of Riverside have neglected their own health. Whether it was due to lack of insurance or trouble getting an appointment, now neither should serve as barriers to those residents getting the care they need. ChristianaCare has opened a cutting-edge virtual health center in the Coker Family Resource Center inside … Read more

Narrow Artificial Intelligence Is Latest Disrupter to Insurance Industry

Narrow Artificial Intelligence Is Latest Disrupter to Insurance Industry

Society is entering the age of artificial intelligence. Significant players in every industry are implementing narrow artificial intelligence (NAI) to improve their business processes. As a consequence, no element of the global insurance business model will be untouched. Most insurance product lines will need to be reengineered to reflect the new risks arising out of … Read more

Gallagher hires new reinsurance chief executive from Aon | Latest News

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Gallagher has appointed Tom Wakefield as chief executive of its reinsurance business Gallagher Re. The new hire will take over the position from current chief executive Simon Behagg, who will in turn transition into a new role as managing director of the reinsurance business. Wakefield joins insurance broker Gallagher following a 17-year tenure at Aon, … Read more

Tesla Stock Is Falling Again Today. Market Share Is the Latest Issue.

Tesla Stock Is Falling Again Today. Market Share Is the Latest Issue.

Text size A Tesla plant in the Netherlands. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Stock in Tesla is dropping again as more auto makers look to move into the electric-vehicle pioneer’s territory. That will only be a problem, however, if the car industry starts to make more EVs that it can sell. Shares were down another 4.5% in … Read more

Supply Chains Latest: Japan’s Plan to Reboot Aging Chip Industry.

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Japan still has more semiconductor factories than any other country in the world. Problem is, most of them are no longer cutting-edge. That dreary self-assessment, along with a global chip shortage that could crimp Japanese auto production, is the reason the government is planning to ramp up research and development funding for the industry, according … Read more

Davies rebrands its two latest acquisitions

Davies rebrands its two latest acquisitions

Davies, a specialist professional services and tech firm serving the insurance industry, has announced that it is rebranding the two businesses it most recently acquired: Johnson Claim Service (JCS) and The Littleton Group (Littleton). Both JCS and Littleton will be rebranded into Davies and operate under the name. The teams will continue to deliver end-to-end … Read more

PYMNTS’ Latest Provider Ranking Of Travel Apps

Share Tweet Share Share Share Email Feel that? It’s the tug of faraway lands and experiential joy of our collective wanderlust, stifled these past 15 months by horrendous events that made the world a smaller, scarier place. Forget all that. With pent-up travel demand now getting radically un-pent (pent?), we’re seeing these movements echoed in … Read more

A US$3,500 kaftan? Gucci is the latest fashion brand to sell ‘overpriced’ basic items found in Asia | Life

Gucci’s latest season floral embroidery kaftan gets compared to the traditional Indian kurta. — Picture from Gucci

Gucci’s latest season floral embroidery kaftan gets compared to the traditional Indian kurta. — Picture from Gucci KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 – Italian luxury fashion house Gucci made headlines over the weekend for a very familiar clothing item that many in Asia will recognise – the kaftan. Far from your mum or grandmother’s billowy house … Read more

The Latest: Australia Finds More Infections in Nursing Homes | Health News

Residents flee Goma, Congo Thursday, May 27, 2021 , five days after Mount Nyiragongo erupted . A new eruption could occur at any moment, the military governor of Congo's North Kivu province, Lt. Gen. Constat Ndima Kongba, announced early Thursday. He ordered the evacuation of 10 of the 18 neighborhoods in the city of 2 million people. The center of Goma, which was spared when the volcano erupted last week, is now under threat, with activity being reported near the urban area and Lake Kivu, Kongba said. (AP Photo/Moses Sawasawa)

MELBOURNE, Australia — Authorities say a COVID-19 cluster in Australia’s second-largest city has spread into to nursing homes. Victoria state began a seven-day lockdown on Friday due to a cluster in its capital Melbourne. State health authorities on Monday announced 11 new cases. A second staff member and a 90-year-old resident of the Arcare Maidstone … Read more

Amazon’s latest fashion bid: Small British designers

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The Local Label Hub is Amazon’s latest initiative designed to win over the fashion industry. In the US, it partnered with the CFDA to bring American designers on the platform. And in the autumn, it launched Luxury Stores, an invite-only app currently available to Prime members in the US, to sell luxury brands like Oscar … Read more