New Britain students may take classes in-person, online or on a hybrid schedule

Emilee Geist

Parents of New Britain students will have the option this fall to keep their children home for all-online education, send them to school for traditional classes or try a mix of both.

In explaining the school district’s plan for teaching 10,000 students during the pandemic, Superintendent Nancy Sarra emphasized that parents will have choices.

One option that might help working parents and guardians is a hybrid system: They may design a schedule for their children to attend in person on certain days, and take classes virtually on the others.

If families choose in-person classes, they should prepare their children for a daily schedule very different than usual.

“All of our desk in the classrooms will be 3 feet apart, all students except for preschool must wear a mask and a face shield,” Sarra said in a recent online town hall for city parents.

Staff will maintain distance from students, kindergarten

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Save big on this training and master the Adobe Creative Cloud

Emilee Geist

Save big on this training and master the Adobe Creative Cloud
Save big on this training and master the Adobe Creative Cloud

TL;DR: Add a new skill to your résumé with the Essential 2020 Adobe CC Mastery bundle for $39.99, an 89% savings as of Aug. 4.

Did you spring for Adobe Photoshop? Are you also completely overwhelmed by the software’s capabilities and features? Join the squad.

Sometimes a little guidance can go a long way, and The Essential 2020 Adobe CC Mastery Bundle can help you make sure you get the most out of your new monthly investment.

This package of courses offers over 25 hours of hands-on content that will break down components of the Adobe Creative Cloud. From basic lessons on Adobe Photoshop to instruction on how to create a stack of standout business cards in Adobe InDesign, this bundle goes a long way. And while the included courses typically cost hundreds on their own, you can grab

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Diane Sullivan, Blake Krueger and Joey Zwillinger Reveal the Challenges of Leading During a Pandemic

Emilee Geist

FN’s first virtual summit, “The Way Ahead,” kicked off this afternoon with a candid conversation between four key footwear industry leaders, who talked about how they and their companies have responded to monumental challenges this year.

The panel included Diane Sullivan, CEO, president and chairman of Caleres; Allbirds co-founder and co-CEO Joey Zwillinger; and Blake Krueger, chairman, president and CEO of Wolverine World Wide Inc., in conversation with FN editorial director Michael Atmore. Sponsored by Klarna, the two-day summit is being held in partnership with FFANY, FDRA and Two Ten.

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The panel talk, titled “Lessons in Leadership,” kicked off with insights about the way each executive has adjusted their leadership style during the pandemic. All agreed that communication has been more vital than ever, particularly at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, when uncertainty was at its height.

Sullivan recalled that she responded to the moment

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These 3D Technologies Are Changing the Way Shoes Are Made

Emilee Geist

3D technology is not the future for footwear design — it’s already here, changing the way brands design and market their product. When it comes to footwear production, 3D technology has been introduced at multiple stages. Significant attention has been given to 3D printing for its tangible results, but 3D software, whether utilized for product ideation or marketing visualization, is emerging as an influential solution at both ends of the footwear journey.

“If you look at the major footwear manufacturers, there’s been conceptual modeling in some way for quite some time,” said Scott Green, director of product management in the software business unit at 3D Systems. “They have artists who do 2D paper drawings and designs, but then at some point, someone has got to make a looks-like, feels-like model.”

As software design has improved, this 3D modeling has been brought forward in the production process so that designers frequently

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PGA Championship preview: Golf’s majors return

Emilee Geist

And the last shall be first. The PGA Championship, for so long the fourth of golf’s four majors — both by schedule and, in the eyes of some stuffy golf types, prestige — now gets the marquee treatment as golf’s only major technically taking place during the 2019-20 season. 

This week’s PGA kicks off an unprecedented seven-majors-in-12-months run for golf. Even if we’re still a little bit uncertain and tentative here, it’s still major. Brooks Koepka will be going for a three-peat, Tiger Woods will be going for the outright career PGA Tour victories mark, and everyone else will be looking for one of those career-defining wins. This’ll be fun. 

How will this PGA Championship be different? 

After a single year in the newly scheduled month of May, the PGA Championship returns to the sweltering month of August. Only difference is, this time the schedule change wasn’t by choice. The

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Puma Teams With MIT on New Cushioning Technology

Emilee Geist

Puma has gone high-tech for its latest sneaker drop.

As a result of a sponsored research project in partnership with MIT Design Lab, the sports brand has created Xetic, a cushioning technology that combines mechanical cushioning and foam. The product will make its debut in a new street-inspired sneaker called Calibrate Runner later this month.

While at first glance, Xetic may look like 3-D printed plastic, it is actually made of foam. It takes its name from “auxetic materials,” structures that behave in a certain way when they are subjected to mechanical stresses such as compression.

“Puma’s innovation department teamed up with MIT Design Lab because we needed their high-expert engineering capabilities,” said Romain Girard, senior head of innovation at Puma. “MIT has computer simulation possibilities, which enabled us to see the behavior of the material and quickly find the optimal structure for calculated cushioning.”

The two companies worked with

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The Secret to Making the Perfect To-Go Cocktail

Emilee Geist

The Daily Beast
The Daily Beast

As coronavirus closures have pushed bars to shift how they do business, forward-thinking and brave bartenders have found innovative ways to keep their establishments alive and their communities engaged despite facing incredible challenges. 

These resourceful entrepreneurs have pivoted their business models to build successful to-go drink programs. Knob Creek® wants to celebrate their perseverance during these incredibly difficult times. While these circumstances are unprecedented, this creativity and temerity echoes that of our legendary master distiller Booker Noe, whose creation of small batch bourbon rejuvenated the American whiskey industry and set it up for exponential growth. 

To-go cocktails continue to gain traction with bars across the country and rise in popularity with consumers. To inspire you and help you reinvent your business, here are some tips and advice from five top bartenders who have successfully launched to-go cocktail programs, as well as recipes for five Knob Creek® cocktails

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This Tool Could Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition

Emilee Geist

Images provided by the SAND Lab at the University of Chicago show before and after photographs of, from left, Jessica Simpson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Patrick Dempsey that were cloaked by the Fawkes team. (SAND Lab, University of Chicago via The New York Times)
Images provided by the SAND Lab at the University of Chicago show before and after photographs of, from left, Jessica Simpson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Patrick Dempsey that were cloaked by the Fawkes team. (SAND Lab, University of Chicago via The New York Times)

In recent years, companies have been prowling the web for public photos associated with people’s names that they can use to build enormous databases of faces and improve their facial-recognition systems, adding to a growing sense that personal privacy is being lost, bit by digital bit.

A startup called Clearview AI, for example, scraped billions of online photos to build a tool for police that could lead them from a face to a Facebook account, revealing a person’s identity.

Now researchers are trying to foil those systems. A team of computer engineers at the University of Chicago has developed a tool that disguises photos with pixel-level changes

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a thousand Participating Interior Design Photographs Pexels. Free Stock Pictures

Emilee Geist

home designDengan Akun Google Bisnisku, Anda tidak hanya mendapatkan listingan bisnis. The Greenhaven Express design gives individually crafted facades that will encourage you by providing a alternative of houses that mirror your personal life-style and preferences. The Mandalay was designed across the concept of open space flowing out to an inner courtyard to create the final word in Resort fashion Living.

With Planner 5D you’ll start from scratch or use a template which is perfect for throwing together a fast floor plan if you don’t have the time or do not wish to make a complex design. What’s especially great about this software program is that it works on iOS, which suggests you possibly can create plans on your telephone or iPad whilst you’re on the transfer.

For dwelling renovation projects—updating a grasp tub, modernizing your own home’s interior, or building a deck—you will see a space planning assistant that can … Read More

10 things in tech you need to know today

Emilee Geist

US President Donald Trump attends meeting in the Oval Office on June 24, 2020.
US President Donald Trump attends meeting in the Oval Office on June 24, 2020.

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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.

  1. Trump reportedly said TikTok has until September 15 to find a US buyer or it will be banned — and that the US Treasury should get payment as part of the sale. Trump previously threatened to imminently ban the app, which is owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based company.

  2. TikTok’s owner ByteDance is looking outside of the US for its new TikTok headquarters. In a statement Monday to Reuters, ByteDance said it’s “evaluating the possibility of establishing TikTok’s headquarters outside of the US” to demonstrate it’s a “global company.”

  3. Ubisoft fired executive Tommy Francois after he was accused of sexual harassment. Sources with knowledge of the matter

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