Coronavirus: Colne business owners make VIRTUAL high street online

Business owners transform Lancashire town of Colne into VIRTUAL high street with website allowing residents to shop at local stores online during lockdown

  • Around 80 firms involved in venture designed to help boost pre-Christmas trade
  • Shoppers choose stores online, then click and collect or access free delivery
  • Entrepreneurs feared firms would have to shut down due to Covid restrictions 

Business owners have transformed their entire town into a virtual high street, with a website allowing residents to shop at local stores online during lockdown.

Around 80 firms in Colne, Lancashire, are involved in the venture designed to help them trade in the run-up to Christmas – their busiest period of the year.

Retailers have signed up to the specially-created website that includes all the high street shops.

Shoppers access Come to Colne,

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What To Watch As High Court Takes On Computer Crime Law

Law360 (November 25, 2020, 7:12 PM EST) — A computer crime law whose scope has been hotly debated since it was passed in 1984 will have its moment in the limelight Monday, when the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether a Georgia police officer violated the law by abusing his access to an online government database.

The high court’s ruling in Van Buren v. United States is expected to resolve a circuit split over what it means for someone to “exceed authorized access” to a system under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The decision will have an immediate impact on how both prosecutors and businesses apply the statute — which allows…

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Fashion Design and Production Software Market to witness high growth in near future

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The Fashion Design and Production Software market report is a research study that forecasts this business space to accumulate substantial proceeds by the end of the forecast timeline, while recording a modest growth rate over the estimated duration. The report is also inclusive of significant details pertaining to the market dynamics – for

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Data Protection And Recovery Software Market to witness high growth in near future

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Nov 23, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware The Data Protection And Recovery Software market study now available with Market Study Report, LLC, is a collation of valuable insights related to market size, market share, profitability margin, growth dynamics and regional proliferation of this business vertical. The study further includes a detailed analysis pertaining to key challenges, growth opportunities and application segments of the Data Protection And Recovery Software market.

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Grosse Pointe historical website gets revamp from local high school students

GROSSE POINTE WOODS, Mich. (WXYZ) — A website that’s all about history in and around the Grosse Pointe area will soon be updated thanks to a group of high schoolers.

Adam Hellebuyck is the Dean of Curriculum and Assessment at the University Liggett School. He’s also a social studies teacher and board member of the Grosse Pointe Historical Society.

For the past three years, Liggett high school students have teamed up with the historical society to learn more about local history.

In the past, groups would work closely together on projects.

“It is also centered around off-site visits where we take the students to explore local Detroit and really learn from the places themselves. Both of those things, with Covid-19 restrictions, have been very difficult,” Adam explained.

This year’s project is all about revamping the Grosse Pointe Historical Society’s website.

Students will research local stories and write up articles to

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Unity Software: A Very High Reward Opportunity (NYSE:U)

Introduction

Unity Software (NYSE: U) currently trades at a P/S ratio of 45, which is a fairly high valuation considering the company is not profitable and recent Q3 2020 company guidance projects disappointing revenue growth rates in Q4. Unity Software somewhat trades off of the long-term promise of future high returns from the possibility of the software world evolving into real-time 3D applications, but Unity also trades upon its relatively volatile revenue growth rates too.

On the positive side, investors have been excited by Unity’s excellent performance across 2020 which includes a relatively high dollar based net expansion rate of 144%, and most investors know these days that software companies with consistently high dollar based net expansion rates will often grow revenues faster than their counterparts and experience significant stock price appreciation. Unity has also shown very high and consistent non-GAAP gross profit margins of close to 80%, as well

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At Canton High, students pitch in to provide cable access sports programming

These live broadcasts or online streams are not just keeping fans in the game, they’re keeping student-athletes motivated and engaged.

“Usually we’re used to seeing the Dog Pound [student section] load the stands for all sports,” said LaBelle, who also plays ice hockey.

“Having a live stream allows you to connect with the student community. Although we can’t see the fans, you know there are people outside the arena watching you, which makes athletes play better.”

At Canton, that partnership has gone a step beyond, with Ed McDonough, a visual arts teacher and cable access coordinator, organizing student-run productions since 2001.

McDonough’s program is unique to Massachusetts in that nearly 80 percent of the production, broadcasting, and technical support is handled by students.

Before the pandemic, crews of 10 students would run three-camera shoots of Canton’s Game of the Week, followed by a debriefing session to go over the

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High demand for computer, phone technicians seen


High demand for computer, phone technicians seen

Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star) – November 16, 2020 – 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — A high demand for computer and mobile phone technicians is seen in the country as more people adopt digital technologies amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) deputy director general Aniceto Bertiz said high school graduates and even returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) could undergo training to fill the growing demand.

“High school graduates, especially those who failed to enroll in college, (may) consider training with us for free either as computer systems servicing technicians, or as cellphone servicing technicians,” Bertiz said.

“Once they are trained, they will never run out of personal computers, laptops, tablets or mobile phones with problems to diagnose and fix. They can open their own repair shops at home, while the more enterprising ones can offer computer servicing at

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Vanderbilt Digital Nights computer programming workshop series for high school students begins Nov. 19 | Vanderbilt News

High school students, parents and teachers are invited to participate in a series of free hands-on workshops to learn about computer science and programming hosted by Vanderbilt University’s Computational Thinking and Learning Initiative  

The first event in the series will be 46 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. Advance registration and a computer with a Chrome browser are required. People younger than 18 will need a parent or guardian’s permission.  

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During each workshop, participants will create fun and useful computer programs. In the first meeting, led by Professor of Computer Engineering Akos Ledeczi, participants will learn how to build a weather app.   

The CTLI is a trans-institutional program comprised of Vanderbilt University faculty across the School of Engineering, College of Arts and Science and Peabody College of education and human development who have come together to improve the availability and accessibility of computing

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Independent shops hit out at high street chains trading during lockdown

Thousands of independent retailers have urged the government to crack down on major chains such as The Range, Carpetright and Ryman for continuing to trade during lockdown despite largely selling “non-essential” goods.



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Andrew Goodacre, the chief executive of Bira, a trade association representing 3,000 independent retailers, said his members were furious that large homewares and other non-food businesses were continuing to trade while small businesses were sticking to the rules. “They are using words like injustice, unfair and un-level playing field,” he said.

“The government need to make it very clear to these large companies that they cannot open or can only sell what they deem essential, not a whole range of Christmas trees and lights.”

Retailers selling furnishings, homewares, clothing and electronic goods and other “non-essential” goods, such as toys and stationery, were all told to close their doors for a

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