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ASX to open higher, Wall St advances

  • Japanese shares ended lower on Wednesday as the Bank of Japan's quarterly corporate survey showed business mood dropped to the worst level in 11 years, while the continued spread of COVID-19 cases in Tokyo also sapped risk appetite.
  • The Hong Kong stock market was closed on Wednesday for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day. The US dollar retreated in choppy trading, as generally solid US economic data and improving European numbers diminished its appeal as a safe haven, though the currency's outlook remained upbeat given renewed risks posed by the novel coronavirus.
  • Australian shares rose on the first day of the new financial year after banks found some buyers, as investors cautiously held out hopes for an economic recovery.
  • Global recovery hopes were given a boost on Wednesday after China's latest June Manufacturing purchasing managers' index surprised expectations.

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What is child care like in America right now?

  • As Covid-19 spread across the United States, parents and other caregivers adapted their child care routines to closed schools, shuttered day cares and transformed workplaces.
  • After taking their 2-year-old daughter out of day care in March, Giddings and her wife cared for her at home, coordinating work schedules and losing sleep.
  • While polling specific to child care has been scarce, multiple polls have found that parents are worried about the risk of infection at school, including one from Ipsos and The Marist Poll.
  • Oster has been compiling data on confirmed Covid-19 infections at child care centers using surveys sent to providers.
  • In March, Heston-Davis pulled her son, who is now 19 months old, out of day care.
  • Looking for child care for her 5-month-old son, Kerri-Ann Jennings of Winooski, Vermont, planned a nanny-share arrangement with a nearby family.

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The possible disappearance of a massive star in the galaxy PHL 293B

  • Excitingly, we find the sudden disappearance of the stellar signatures from our 2019 spectra, in particular the broad H lines with P Cygni profiles that have been associated with a massive luminous blue variable (LBV) star.
  • Such features are absent from our spectra obtained in 2019 with the Echelle Spectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet- and Stable Spectroscopic Observation and X-shooter instruments of the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope.
  • We compute radiative transfer models using cmfgen, which fit the observed spectrum of the LBV and are consistent with ground-based and archival Hubble Space Telescope photometry.
  • Here, we report new observations of PHL 293B obtained in 2019 with the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO/VLT) instruments X-shooter and Echelle Spectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet- and Stable Spectroscopic Observation (ESPRESSO).
  • We compute radiative transfer models of stellar winds to interpret the spectroscopic observations and the existing photometric data.

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Product Discovery Methods

  • Inspire yourself in the list of activities and figure out what should you do, ask or make to get quickly to learn, prototype and tests with users that will have the biggest impact.
  • Empathy Map Understand your customers within a given context by creating their profile based on what they think and feel, see and hear, and say and do.
  • Challenge Cards Identify and think through challenges, problems, and potential pitfalls in a product, service, or strategy, then match them with solutions.
  • Fists-to-Five Voting Quickly determine what each person’s opinion is when a group is discussing a possible solution.
  • Card Sorting Let your potential users group and organise the building blocks of your product to validate navigation and taxonomy.
  • Brown Bag Sharing Session A short, informal group discussion designed to promote learnings and shared understanding among other teams and colleagues.

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Americans were disappointed in chain restaurants even before the pandemic

  • US customers were less satisfied with their restaurant experiences in the 12 months from April 2019 to March 2020 compared to the year before, according to a report released Tuesday by the American Customer Satisfaction Index, which surveys consumers across different sectors.
  • The scores, measured on a scale of 0 to 100, showed that customers at full-service restaurants like Olive Garden and Red Lobster were slightly less satisfied with nearly every aspect of dining out in the period when the survey was conducted.
  • Only one-third of respondents in a recent survey said they plan to eat at restaurants as often as they did before the pandemic, Wells Fargo analysts wrote in a June note.
  • In the Wells Fargo survey, when asked where they'd eat if their local favorites closed, 37% of respondents said they'd visit another local spot.

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What Is the Morning Writing Effect? (2011)

  • In reading through the several hundred Goodreads interviews, I have been struck by the extent to which morning fiction authors (but much less so nonfiction authors), while praising the benefits of routine & sitzfleisch in simply getting writing done at all, repeatedly invoke language involving altered states of consciousness, describing the benefit of the morning (especially early morning) as enabling reveries/daydreams/trances/fantasies/dream-like states where they can go through a ‘portal’ and be absorbed into their fictional world for several hours without interruption, with the effect wearing off before noon (consistent with the circadian rhythm & the late-morning peak), and later in the day being reserved for planning/world-building/review/editing and more quotidian tasks—and, complementarily, how evening writers seem to tilt towards nonfiction but, in an exception which proves the rule, sometimes use similar language for their writing in late evening, like past midnight to dawn.

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WHO: Coronavirus pandemic is 'actually speeding up' due to inaction - Business Insider

  • With more than half of the 10 million coronavirus cases to date and almost half of the 500,000 deaths worldwide centered in the Americas, there's a lot more that both governments and individuals in overburdened countries like the US and Brazil could be doing to stop this virus.
  • The WHO applauded previously hard-hit countries like South Korea and China, and others that have dealt with recent recurrences of the virus, including Germany, Singapore, and Japan, saying that coronavirus vigilance requires a concerted effort on the part of both politicians, and citizens at large.
  • Many of the most successful coronavirus-fighting countries have adopted a multi-layered public health approach that allows them "to pounce on disease" quickly and effectively when and where it re-emerges, the WHO's Mike Ryan, executive director of the agency's Health Emergencies Program, said.

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WHO: Coronavirus pandemic is 'actually speeding up' due to inaction - Business Insider

  • With more than half of the 10 million coronavirus cases to date and almost half of the 500,000 deaths worldwide centered in the Americas, there's a lot more that both governments and individuals in overburdened countries like the US and Brazil could be doing to stop this virus.
  • The WHO applauded previously hard-hit countries like South Korea and China, and others that have dealt with recent recurrences of the virus, including Germany, Singapore, and Japan, saying that coronavirus vigilance requires a concerted effort on the part of both politicians, and citizens at large.
  • Many of the most successful coronavirus-fighting countries have adopted a multi-layered public health approach that allows them "to pounce on disease" quickly and effectively when and where it re-emerges, the WHO's Mike Ryan, executive director of the agency's Health Emergencies Program, said.

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Many Pros Are Still Bullish About the Stock Market - Could They Be Right?

  • According to Citigroup’s quarterly survey, nearly 70% of asset managers expect that a 20% correction is more likely than a 20% move higher in the stock market.
  • While buy-side managers have an average weighted target for the S&P 500 that is almost flat compared to current levels at 3,027 by the end of the year, a third expects the index to close above 3,200.
  • But the return to new record daily coronavirus cases in the United States seriously jeopardizes the scenario of V-shaped recovery.
  • A full recovery in employment could take years to return to pre-pandemic levels.
  • The stock market could rally higher if the government finds ways to keep the virus under control and if it provides enough support to help people most affected by the pandemic, especially low-income workers.

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Exclusive: Survey finds startups drifting away from offices, post COVID-19

  • However, there will clearly be long-term impact on the model of office working, with a majority of those surveyed saying they would now move to either a flexible remote working model (some with permanent offices, some without), but only a small number plan a ‘normal’ return to work.
  • The survey was launched by TechCrunch and UK non-profit Founders Forum in order to assess how startups will work in the future, in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on office working and the shift to ‘Work From Home’ policies.
  • In answer to the question: “Are you going to permanently change how and where your team works together?”: 48% said they would adopt a more flexible working arrangement (e.g. remote work days); 33% will adopt a remote-first setup (e.g. rented space for key meetings/workshops); 13% plan a normal return to work; and just 4% will adopt a fully remote configuration.

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