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University professors fear returning to campus as coronavirus cases surge

Laura Crary, an art history professor at a liberal arts college in South Carolina, is anxious to return to the classroom, so much so that she was prescribed anti-anxiety medications for the first time in her life.

“I am 62.5 years old, which means I’m four years from full retirement age, or I’d probably retire right now because I’m very nervous,” she said.

While the final fall 2020 plans at her college are still pending, professors at her university were told that conducting solely online classes was not an option. Crary asked that NBC News not name the college.

As coronavirus cases start to surge in more than 30 states across the U.S., some professors are pushing back when it comes to returning to campus for in-person teaching. More than 50% of colleges and universities have announced they will be hosting professors or students back on campus in the next

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Trump administration to encourage schools to safely reopen amid coronavirus surge

By Alexandra Alper and Susan Heavey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump is pushing for schools to reopen in the fall and is hosting White House events on the topic on Tuesday, despite a steady increase in coronavirus infections across the country led by younger Americans and rising hospitalizations in many states.

Trump, a Republican seeking re-election in November, on Monday tweeted “SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL!!!”, as local officials across the country began pausing or scaling back their reopenings due to the surge in infections.

On Tuesday, he will hold a discussion at the White House on re-opening schools, while Vice President Mike Pence speaks with governors on the topic, according to a senior administration official who briefed reporters.

“It is really … critically important to get our schools open,” the official said, highlighting the role schools play in communities. “There are a variety of different strategies that

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Does Amazon Twitch’s Surge Ring the Alarms for Google & Others?

The gaming industry has seen a recent uptick, especially due to the coronavirus pandemic that has forced people to stay at home.

The game streaming industry is a great platform for gamers to show off their skills to sponsors and recruiting teams. The growing number of online gamers and streamers globally opens up significant prospects for technology giants like Amazon AMZN, Microsoft MSFT, Alphabet GOOGL and Facebook FB.

In fact, the teeming opportunities entice companies to foray and expand presence in the game streaming space.

We note that Amazon’s Twitch, Microsoft’s Mixer, Facebook Gaming and Alphabet’s YouTube Live are some notable live streaming platforms dedicated to gaming.

However, last month, Microsoft announced that it is set to close the operations side of its livestreaming gaming service — Mixer. Moreover, the company has teamed up with Facebook to aid the Mixer community’s transition to Facebook Gaming. Beginning Jul 22, Mixer websites

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As Brazil Coronavirus Cases Surge, How Alexandre Birman, Havaianas + More Big Brands Are Faring

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More than 10 million coronavirus cases have now been reported across the world, and behind the U.S., Brazil has the second highest outbreak and death totals. With 24,052 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 1.37 million — and 58,000 deaths — the recent surge has brought on major concerns from the World Health Organization and health experts.

The crisis has taken a major toll on Brazil’s economy, with the unemployment rate rising to its highest in two years at 12.9%. The footwear industry, which is the third largest market behind the U.S. and China., has also seen significant impact.

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For Alexandre Birman, the CEO of Brazilian footwear powerhouse Arezzo & Co., adapting to recent challenges has been key. “Right now the most important thing is that our team members feel safe and supported

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Canada’s models show virus slowing but could surge, temporary foreign workers boosting Ontario cases

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 102,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and more than 8,500 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

June 29

3:50 p.m.: ‘These recent outbreaks are concerning’

Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s associate chief medical officer of health, spoke

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