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Bank trading floors could be poised for a makeover in the wake of Covid-19

A member of exchange staff uses a fixed-line telephone while looking at financial data on computer screens on the trading floor of Bats Europe, the European arm of Bats Global Markets Inc., in London, U.K..Jason Alden/Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesTrading floors in banks have been immortalized in countless Hollywood movies. Chaotic scenes of financial professionals, often on the phone, and often screaming; rows of desks and endless monitors all convey highly stressful situations in an industry where time is literally money.While there's some fiction to this stereotype, the images of densely populated, cavernous spaces are grounded in the truth. And in the era of Covid-19, of course, all that frenetic activity and tightly-packed bodies pose a big challenge — even more so than in ...
Hospital floors, staff’s shoes test positive for COVID-19

Hospital floors, staff’s shoes test positive for COVID-19

April 13 (UPI) -- The new coronavirus survives on the floors of hospitals treating infected patients and on the shoes of medical staff caring for them, according to new data released Monday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report, based on findings from Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, China, where the global COVID-19 pandemic began, notes that 94 percent of samples taken from floors in the facility's intensive care unit -- and 100 percent of those taken from one of the general wards used to treat patients with severe symptoms -- tested positive for coronavirus during the height of the outbreak in the city. Researchers also found that half of the samples from the soles of the ICU medical staff shoes tested positive for the virus, suggesting that "the soles of med...
Floyd Mayweather floors Tenshin Nasukawa three times to win exhibition

Floyd Mayweather floors Tenshin Nasukawa three times to win exhibition

Floyd Mayweather needed just 140 seconds to beat Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition boxing bout worth a reported $ 9m.Former five-weight world champion Mayweather, 41, was smiling during the short-lived contest in Tokyo as he floored the 20-year-old three times.The fight, scheduled for three three-minute rounds, ended with Nasukawa in tears as his team threw in the towel. Despite his latest comeback, Mayweather said afterwards he was "still retired"."It was all about entertainment - we had a lot of fun," said the American, who beat UFC's Conor McGregor in a boxing match in August 2017. "They wanted this to happen in Japan, so I said 'why not?'" The fight was delayed by sever...