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Jammed LA County hospitals get assistance with overtaxed oxygen-delivery systems

As the massive volume of COVID-19 patients continues to strain hospitals throughout Southern California, state and federal agencies are stepping in to assist facilities needing to provide oxygen to individuals with respiratory issues. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday, Jan. 4, that the state has convened an oxygen task force and devised a five-part strategy for addressing the higher-than-usual demand for oxygen and related equipment. Among these strategies was the deployment of U.S. Army Corps of En...
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It can be extra hard to make a career change during a pandemic, but right now could also be the perfect time to explore the possibilities. Here are 15 great resources to help you find a more fulfilling career or make your current job a little better.

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Finding your ideal career path is less about looking for a "dream job" and more about assessing the day-to-day tasks you enjoy doing.Below are 15 online courses, books, and free resources to help you find what you like, take steps towards a career transition, or improve a current job.Read more: At the start of this year, I could barely sell my writing. These 10 online...
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The Twofold Effect of Customer Retention in Freemium Settings

Many digital products offer “freemiums”: that is, part of the product for free, often with advertising, and an enhanced customer experience for payment. This research, in a mobile game context, shows the importance of recognizing the short- and long-term effect of customer retention when managing the tradeoff between free and paid aspects of freemium products. [Author: by Eva Ascarza, Oded Netzer, and Julian Runge]
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Hospital Allocation and Racial Disparities in Health Care

Black Americans experience disparities in health outcomes in the United States relative to other demographic groups. This study of heart attack sufferers over two decades develops a framework to examine the allocation of health care and the effectiveness of medical treatments, including beta-blockers and other technologies. [Author: by Amitabh Chandra, Pragya Kakani, and Adam Sacarny]
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How Do We Sustain Organization Diversity?

Can workforce diversity take hold without inclusion? James Heskett reflects on one company's high-profile struggle to bring in more Black executives. [Author: by James Heskett]
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Relief amid the 'chaos' as Covid shuts down all schools in England

School leaders and teaching unions welcome U-turn but criticise government approachCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHeadteachers in England have expressed relief at the government’s decision to “bow to the inevitable” and close schools. But they described ministers’ decision-making as shambolic and demanded urgent clarification on what will replace next summer’s exams, which will no longer go ahead as planned.School leaders and teaching unions, who were pressing for a ...
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England to enter toughest Covid lockdown since March

Boris Johnson says restrictions will last at least six weeks with schools closed until February half-termCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEngland will enter its toughest nationwide lockdown since March, with schools closed and people allowed to leave home once a day for exercise for at least six weeks, Boris Johnson has announced as the numbers of people in hospital reach new highs.All pupils will switch to remote learning until the February half-term, the prime minist...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Education, UK News, World news, Schools, Primary schools, Secondary Schools, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Colleges, Further Education, Coronavirus


Discover Tokyo’s Museum Dedicated to Parasites: A Unique and Disturbing Institution

Photo by Guilhem Vellut Weary as we are of hearing about not just the coronavirus but viruses in general, shall we we turn our attention to parasites instead? The Meguro Parasitological Museum has been concentrating its intellectual and educational energies in that direction since 1953. Located in the eponymous neighborhood of Tokyo, it houses more than 60,000 species of parasite, with more than 300 on display at any given time. “On the first floor we present the ‘Diversity of Parasites’ displa...
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UK coronavirus live: cases hit new daily record high in seventh day over 50,000 ahead of PM address to nation

Latest updates: Boris Johnson to make TV address this evening; UK records 58,784 further cases and 407 deathsScotland to go into full lockdown at midnight, Sturgeon announcesBoris Johnson set to tighten England Covid-19 lockdownTier 5, closed schools, lockdown? The new rules England could faceMan, 82, first in world to get Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccineGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.29pm GMT Schools in Wales will begin to reopen this month unless the evidence about the new strain of coronav...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Education, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Matt Hancock


UK coronavirus live: PM to outline further steps to tackle Covid in 8pm address; Scotland to lock down at midnight

Latest updates: Johnson to make TV address this evening; Welsh lockdown restrictions set to last for whole of JanuaryScotland to go into full lockdown at midnight, Sturgeon announcesBoris Johnson set to tighten England Covid-19 lockdownTier 5, closed schools, lockdown? The new rules England could faceMan, 82, first in world to get Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccineGlobal coronavirus updates – live 3.29pm GMT This is from the BBC’s Nick Eardley.NEW: Sources have told the BBC the Covid threat level - ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Education, Scotland, UK News, Bbc, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Severin Carrell


UK coronavirus live: Sturgeon announces full lockdown for Scotland from tonight

Latest updates: first minister says B117 variant now accounts for almost half new cases; Welsh lockdown restrictions set to last for whole of JanuaryJohnson: ‘no question’ England will need tougher lockdown rules soonTier 5, closed schools, lockdown? The new rules England could faceMan, 82, first in world to get Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccineGlobal coronavirus updates – live 2.34pm GMT Turning back to England, the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives & Senior Managers (Solace) has called ...
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Coursera Offers $100 Off of Coursera Plus (Until January 10), Giving You Unlimited Access to Courses & Certificates

FYI: Between now and January 10, Coursera is offering a $100 discount on its annual subscription plan called “Coursera Plus.” Normally priced at $399, Coursera Plus (now available for $299) gives you access to 90% of Coursera’s courses, Guided Projects, Specializations, and Professional Certificates, all of which are taught by top instructors from leading universities and companies (e.g. Yale, Duke, Google, Facebook, and more). The $299 annual fee–which translates to 81 cents per day–could be a...
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Dial-a-Poem: The Groundbreaking Phone Service That Let People Hear Poems Read by Patti Smith, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg & More (1968)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nuzYpuPQCI Thanks for allowing me to be a poet. A noble effort, doomed, but the only choice. —John Giorno, Thanx for Nothing Dialing a poem today, I’m connected to Joe Brainard, who died of AIDS-related pneumonia in 1994, reading an excerpt of “I Remember.” He stumbles over some words. It’s exciting. There’s a feeling of immediacy. When the reading ends in an old-fashioned dial tone, I immediately think of a half-dozen friends I’d like to call (assuming t...
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UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson says 'no question' tougher Covid restrictions needed for England

Latest updates: health secretary says new variant is ‘even more of a problem’ as he says government will not ‘rule anything out’ in considering another lockdownGlobal coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.26pm GMT In Cardiff Vaughan Gething, the Welsh health minister, is holding a briefing on coronavirus. There is a live feed at the top of the blog. Gething opened by saying that the vaccine was being rolled out in Wales, but that the country was “not out of the woods ...
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Did Beethoven Use a Broken Metronome When Composing His String Quartets? Scientists & Musicians Try to Solve the Centuries-Old Mystery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwnouGHMc7o When it comes to classical composers, Beethoven was pretty metal. But was he writing some kind of classical thrash? Hardcore orchestrations too fast for the average musician to play? 66 out of 135 of Beethoven’s tempo markings made with his new metronome in the early 1800s seem “absurdly fast and thus possibly wrong,” researchers write in a recent American Mathematical Society article titled “Was Something Wrong with Beethoven’s Metronome...
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