Lack of face-to-face contact had major impact on teaching and learning during lockdown – new study

The lack of face-to-face contact had a major negative impact on teaching and learning during the lockdown, according to new research from Trinity College Dublin. he switch from the classroom to online saw a big drop off in the normal collaboration between teachers and pupils. While teachers and students may have adapted to the use […]

Coronavirus news: Leaked Cabinet briefing reveals major blow as lockdown to continue | UK | News

The Prime Minister told his Cabinet colleagues he would exercise “maximum caution” when taking crucial decisions on what business can reopen. A minister last night admitted the strict rules aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus and protecting the NHS could remain in place until next month. “It is baby steps taken slowly and only […]

Coronavirus: Major League Baseball celebrates what would have been season’s opening day from home

Major League Baseball, its teams and fans are celebrating opening day from home, after the start of the season was postponed due to coronavirus.  Earlier this month, MLB, along with many other professional sports leagues, announced that it would be delaying the start of its season amid concerns over the spread of the respiratory virus.  […]

Trump vows ‘major’ steps to aid U.S. economy amid coronavirus rise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he will be taking “major” steps to gird the economy against the impact of a spreading coronavirus outbreak and will discuss a payroll tax cut with congressional Republicans on Tuesday. “We’ll be discussing a possible payroll tax cut or relief, substantial relief, very substantial relief, […]

Major pension plans join investor group pumping $229M into Portag3’s second fintech fund

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP) are among a group of at least 14 investors pumping $229 million into an international fintech fund run by Portag3 Ventures, an early-stage investor established by companies under the umbrella of the Desmarais family’s Power Corp. The disclosed institutional and strategic investors committing the […]

U.S. Supreme Court justices debate whether to dismiss major gun case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of a major gun rights case could end in a misfire, with the justices on Monday debating whether to dismiss a challenge backed by the powerful National Rifle Association to a New York City handgun ordinance. The justices heard arguments in the first major gun dispute to […]