The Accor hotel chain is sheltering people fleeing domestic violence as front-line workers say incidents of household abuse are on the rise as a result of the pressures caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
Accor is housing vulnerable people, including victims of family violence, the homeless and worn-out medical workers in need of alternative accommodation, in its Sydney CBD rooms as well as other beds throughout NSW. The group owns brands such as Ibis, Sofitel and Swissotel.
A team of scientists from Israel and Iceland have published research showing that an extract of spirulina algae has the potential to reduce the chances of COVID-19 patients developing a serious case of the disease. The research, published in the peer-reviewed journal Marine Biotechnology, found that an extract of photosynthetically manipulated Spirulina is 70% effective in inhibiting the release of the cytokine TNF-a, a small signalling protein used by the immune system.From The Jerusalem Post - https://www.jpost.com/health-science/israeli-researchers-say-spirulina-algae-could-stop-covid-19-deaths-660064
Irish company Digisoft TV is using virtual reality (VR) and augmented
reality (AR) to create immersive training environments for the new normal.
The company recreates an organisation’s day-to-day working
environment and/or production lines into a digital version with people able to
interact on any type of device, so they can train remotely in social distancing
times or to prevent contamination in environments which need to be kept very clean.
It also improves the standard of training because the
sensory experience of photorealistic immersive training results is 6-7 times
the level of knowledge retention in trainees when compared with traditional