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supply chain during the coronavirus pandemic

“Interest in restaurants has fallen by 54% and for nightlife businesses by 69%,” according to Yelp’s Data Science Editor, Carl Bialik. “Pizzarias, (+44%), fast food restaurants (+64%), grocery stores (+160%) and fruits and veggies shops (+102%) are all grabbing a much bigger share of the pie,” he added.  Apptopia reported that March 15 set new… Read more »

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cinco de mayo

What holiday is celebrated far more enthusiastically in the United States than in Mexico? Cinco de Mayo or May 5.   Why don’t the Mexicans celebrate it? It is the celebration of an improbable Mexican military victory on May 5, 1862 against the French army led by Napoleon III.  It is called the Battle of… Read more »

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robotic surgical training

“Robotics is the Wild West of surgical training,” says R. Douglas Murphy, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Even though the industry’s standard product, Intuitive’s daVinci Surgical System, received FDA approval in 1999, over twenty years ago, standardized training and unified credentialing for robotic surgery remains non-existent in the U.S.  What robotic… Read more »

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emerging jobs

LinkedIn produced a 2020 Search and Staffing U.S. Emerging Jobs Report recently. They came up with some interesting findings from looking at the last five years of Linkedin.com members with full time positions within the U.S. They were able to calculate the compound annual growth rate of each job and rank the top 15.  … Read more »

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actuary or data scientist

Reditt had an interesting conversation going eight months ago about this very topic, how to choose between being an actuary or data scientist? Unsurprisingly, the actuaries thought their career path was a better choice and the data scientists argued just as strongly for their choice. The interesting responses were the ones who had done both… Read more »

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religious holidays

Passover Today, April 9, is the first day of Passover in the Jewish faith.  Passover celebrates the liberation of the Jews from slavery in Egypt.  Yom Kippur, or the day of atonement, is the most important holy day for Judiasm coming in late September in 2020. Good Friday Tomorrow, April 10, is Good Friday which… Read more »