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Texas pauses spring football practice for COVID-19 ‘impacted’ athletes

Texas pauses spring football practice for COVID-19 ‘impacted’ athletes

Sports
March 25 (UPI) -- The University of Texas has paused spring football practice "as a result of student-athletes impacted by COVID-19 protocols," the school said in a news release. "The Longhorn medical staff will monitor the situation and COVID-19 testing will continue as a plan for some team activities is reviewed," the Longhorns said Wednesday. Advertisement The school also said "all meetings Thursday will be virtual and team practices will not take place for the next several days, beginning with [Thursday's] scheduled morning workout." Texas started spring practice Tuesday in Austin. The Longhorns enter the season under new coach Steve Sarkisian, who was hired in January from the Alabama coaching staff. They posted a 7-3 record last season. The Longhorns went 32-18 in four seasons under...
Bosses who deny gender bias are more likely to practice gender bias

Bosses who deny gender bias are more likely to practice gender bias

World
June 26 (UPI) -- Bosses that deny the problem of discrimination in the workplace are more likely to practice gender bias themselves, according to a study published Friday in Science Advances. The new research suggests that gender bias is built into the foundations of a career path, researchers say. Advertisement Even if a manager claims to treat an employee based on their competence alone, the study proves the competence and performance evaluations that many managers rely on are biased themselves, they said. "To be clear, it isn't a small fraction of managers who hold this belief," Christopher Begeny, a postdoctoral research fellow in the psychology department at the University of Exeter in Britain, told UPI in an email. "In our study, this was actually the most common belief that manage...
10-15% moderation in salaries not to impact lending practice: HDFC Bank

10-15% moderation in salaries not to impact lending practice: HDFC Bank

Finance
MUMBAI: Expecting discretionary spending to return in the next few months, private lender HDFC Bank on Wednesday said a 10-15 per cent moderation in salaries will not lead to an overhaul of consumer lending practices though some prudence might be in order. A pent-up demand for vehicles and social distancing needs, coupled with the introduction of digital inputs to manage customer journey by banks will lead to a faster uptick in auto sales, which were sagging before the lockdown and came to a standstill in the last two months, the bank's country head for retail lending Arvind Kapil said. Unemployment has touched record highs since the beginning of the lockdown nearly two months ago, and corporates have reportedly adopted measures like wage cuts in the face of the difficulties businesses a...

Coronavirus: Brighton GP practice closes after staff member tests positive

Health
A GP practice in Brighton has been temporarily closed after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus.Patients at the city's County Oak medical centre have been advised to contact the NHS 111 phone service if they have concerns.Two of the eight people diagnosed in the UK are understood to be GPs. The Department of Health has called the virus a "serious and imminent threat" to public health, but the overall risk to the population is "moderate".However, the risk to individuals is low, the department said.A school in Southampton has also closed over concerns about the virus.St Mary's Independent School said the "precautionary" three-day closure came after "members of the school community" became ill, having recently travelled to China.Brackley Medical C...
The GP practice where patients can share appointments

The GP practice where patients can share appointments

Health
Faced with a wait for a GP appointment, would you choose a group session with the doctor instead? It is an idea some surgeries are investigating.Demand for appointments increasingly outweighs availability. In recent years, the number of GP appointments has risen by 13%, but GP numbers are up by less than 5%, putting huge pressure on surgeries.In addition, many of us are living longer and with multiple long-term conditions, which can make consultations extremely complex. The traditional one-to-one 10-minute appointment is arguably no longer fit for purpose.With no promise of increased funding, or a substantially increased GP workforce, primary care teams have to find innovative new ways of delivering routine care in general practi...