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Virtual Expo West innovators target mind, body and planet

CHICAGO — Brands included in a natural products show must meet certain criteria. For Natural Products Expo West, which took place virtually May 24-27, there are several ingredients not allowed in products displayed or sampled. The list includes artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and sweeteners; high-fructose corn syrup; monosodium glutamate; trans......

LinkedIn bets on remote events, investing in $5 billion-plus virtual platform company Hopin

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Hopin CEO Johnny Boufarhat. Hopin Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella laid out his plans in March for a future of hybrid work. Now, his company’s LinkedIn division is wagering that people will continue to convene online even after offices reopen. Virtual......

A virtual museum celebrating Women in African Music

Michael Tubes, a British-Nigerian photographer, has been snapping images of African female musicians for over 10 years. These images and other objects are now a part of the Women in African Music virtual exhibition which celebrates female performers and those behind the scenes. This year’s exhibition, organised by Sounds Of......

Dialogue with Three Chords celebrates Pride month with a virtual series featuring their LGBTQ+ plays

   D3C Pride Month Series flyer NEW YORK – June 7, 2021 – — Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) celebrates Pride month with a virtual series that highlights some of their LGBTQ+ themed plays and the songs that inspired their creation. The series premiered on Youtube today as a “Pride......

Covid Was a Tipping Point for Telehealth. If Some Have Their Way, Virtual Visits Are Here to Stay.

As the covid crisis wanes and life approaches normal across the U.S., health industry leaders and many patient advocates are pushing Congress and the Biden administration to preserve the pandemic-fueled expansion of telehealth that has transformed how millions of Americans see the doctor. The broad effort reaches across the nation’s......

Virtual Reality Therapy Plunges Patients Back Into Trauma. Here Is Why Some Swear by It.

New York Times
“V.R. is not going to be the solution,” said Jonathan Rogers, a researcher at University College London who has studied rates of anxiety disorders during the pandemic. “It may be part of the solution, but it’s not going to make medications and formal therapies obsolete.” Does V.R. Therapy Work? Virtual......

Michigan Episcopal bishop heads virtual memorial service for George Floyd

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here To mark the first anniversary of the death of George Floyd, whose life ended when a Minneapolis police officer pinned him to the ground, the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan is inviting worshipers to go online for a virtual memorial service Tuesday.......

Walmart acquires virtual fitting room company Zeekit, as it makes push into fashion

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Walmart said Thursday that it will acquire virtual fitting room start-up Zeekit, as it makes a push into fashion and caters to customers shopping for clothes online. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The retailer declined an interview,......

EU, India to re-launch trade talks at virtual summit

The European Union and India will agree to revive stalled free-trade negotiations at a virtual summit on Saturday while also seeking closer cooperation to combat climate change, as concerns about China bring Brussels and New Delhi closer. read more Partly overshadowed by the COVID-19 crisis in India, the summit will......

More Students Cheat During Virtual Learning, Researchers Find

click image cottonbro/Pexels A new study shows more undergrads and graduate students cheating in online classes than they were in a previous survey. An ongoing study from Missouri State University suggests that the pandemic-era move to virtual instruction led to an increase in cheating — a result that surprised MSU......

Sober St. Patrick’s Day® Celebrates 10 Years with a Much Anticipated and Momentous Virtual Event

Its 10th anniversary YouTube Premiere celebrating all things Irish virtually unites Irish diaspora and receives global accolades including Irish Echo’s Arts and Culture Award.   Sober St Patrick’s Day Wants to Reclaim the Day! NEW YORK – May 5, 2021 – — On March 17, the world celebrated St Patrick’s differently......

Sacramento PD Using Virtual Reality Training in Wake of Police Involved Shootings

Play video content TMZ.com Cops in California’s capital are using technology to improve their training in the wake of several deadly police encounters across the country — and the hope is virtual reality translates to the real world. Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn joined us Monday on “TMZ Live”, and......

Detroit Jewish community joins virtual ceremony to mourn 45 dead in Israel stampede

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Yechiel Morris said he has never felt such profound pain and love as he mourned the death on Sunday of his 19-year-old nephew, one of 45 people killed last week in a stampede at a religious festival in northern Israel. “This has been......

30 second trials. Judges muting tenants. The problems with virtual evictions

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Tyler Marks, his wife, Maranda, and their daughter, Layla, 3, and two sons, Hayden, 7, and Atticus,1. Courtesy: Marks family His name is Tyler Marks. But he showed up on the gray screen during his eviction hearing as Call-in User_3.......

Virtual reality investments are a long-term play for businesses targeting Gen Z, says South Korea’s Zepeto

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Businesses looking to capture the next generation of customers are doing so through virtual reality headsets, according to the chief strategy officer of South Korean avatar app Zepeto. Investments in the “metaverse” — a shared virtual reality space that allows......

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