But … A comparative study on the approaches of Finland And Sweden two largely comparable countries that introduced very different regimes came to the conclusion that “closure or not of schools had no measurable direct impact on the number of laboratory confirmed cases in school-aged children in Finland or Sweden.” … [Read more...] about School reopenings: what can the US learn from other countries’ experiences?
Xero expands machine learning features for small businesses
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Despite its strong growth taking sales to over £1bn in the half year, Ocado made a pre-tax loss of £40.6m as it invested in expanding its technology services to overseas partners including Kroger in the US. Profit margins in the UK dipped as the group had to bring in extra staff to cover absences during the crisis and purchase virus tests and protective equipment for workers. … [Read more...] about Ocado has waiting list of 1 million customers wanting to sign up
The company has already soaked up investment of more than £350m, but has never made a profit in its 10-year existence. Last year it lost £25m on sales of £437m. Potential investors were also concerned with a raft of other risks – from the fact that the current warehouse is operating at capacity with no sign of profit to worries that Waitrose is going head-to-head with Ocado with its own delivery service in London next year. It was previously prevented from taking on Ocado by a non-compete agreement. … [Read more...] about Ocado forced to slash float price
Because the equipment involved is relatively simple, it leaves a wide scope for how it can be used, Park said. This could extend from an attachable dongle for a smartphone, which could be pointed at food by a shopper in a supermarket, to one on a production line that scans food as it goes past. … [Read more...] about The laser that can spot dangerous bacteria in food