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FILE PHOTO: A visitor wears virtual reality glasses during the Websummit in Lisbon, Portugal November 6, 2018. Slideshow ( 2 images )The hope is that virtual reality spaces will resuscitate team spirit, especially when bringing in new employees. “I think VR technology adoption is going to continue to grow over time,” she said. At a bond conference in Munich last year, Finnish bank Nordea gave investors a virtual tour of its Copenhagen trading floor through VR headsets. But while there is momentum in the sector, to be fully effective VR technology must overcome constraints such as limited display size, processing power, and battery life.
Persons: Rafael Marchante, , Stuart Warner, ” Warner, Ed Greig, disruptor, ” Greig, Marc Bena, Julie Ask, Forrester, David Ripert, Nordea, Phillip Wang, , Fidelity’s Warner Organizations: REUTERS, Fidelity International, VR, Fidelity, Deloitte Digital, UBS, Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Pico Interactive, Deloitte, Citibank, Google, Communications Locations: Lisbon, Portugal, London, Swiss, U.S, Munich, Copenhagen
Portugal to ban domestic travel, close schools around national holidays
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.85   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Rafael Marchante/File PhotoLISBON (Reuters) - Portugal is to ban domestic travel and close schools around two upcoming holidays in a bid to reduce the spread of coronavirus ahead of Christmas, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Saturday. Schools will close on the Mondays before both holidays, while businesses must close early. Employers are being encouraged to give workers the day off in order to minimise travel activity. “We continue to have a very high number of cases which is a threat to our health,” Costa told a press conference. Portugal reported 62 deaths and 6,472 cases of coronavirus on Saturday, mostly in the north of the country, bringing the total infections to 255,970 cases, with 3,824 deaths.
Persons: Rafael Marchante, Antonio Costa, ” Costa, Costa Organizations: REUTERS, Employers, European Centre for Disease Prevention Locations: Lisbon, Portugal, LISBON, Europe
FILE PHOTO: A tram is pictured on the empty street during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in downtown Lisbon, Portugal October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Rafael MarchanteLISBON (Reuters) - Portugal’s parliament on Friday approved a 15-day extension of a state of emergency from next week to allow continuation of coronavirus measures as the government considers fresh steps. Under Portuguese law, a state of emergency is limited to 15 days but can be extended indefinitely in 15-day periods. Internal Affairs Minister Eduardo Cabrita told parliament the state of emergency was likely to be renewed again after Dec. 8. Portugal, with around 10 million people, has recorded 249,498 coronavirus infections and 3,762 deaths, relatively low figures compared to some European countries.
Persons: Rafael Marchante LISBON, COVID, Antonio Costa, Eduardo Cabrita Organizations: REUTERS, , Twitter, Internal Locations: Lisbon, Portugal
Canadian cannabis companies are looking to the US, especially after cannabis swept last Tuesday's election. Three of Canada's largest cannabis companies, Canopy Growth, Tilray, and Aurora Cannabis, reported earnings on Monday. Two of the biggest Canadian cannabis companies, Canopy Growth and Aphria are using deals and partnerships to gain a foothold in the US. Canopy Growth is planning to sell THC-infused beverages in California and Illinois via a partnership with US cannabis company Acreage Holdings. Canadian cannabis companies are finding creative ways to shop their brands to US consumers so they can hit the ground running as soon as they are able.
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