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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS LOOKS TO THE FUTURE OF DESIGN, INDUSTRY AND PROFESSION …

Washington, D.C., Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As all industries tackle the ongoing effects of COVID-19, the American Society of Interior Designers ( ASID ) has sought to understand the resiliency of the design industry and profession through times of uncertainty. The 2020 ASID Interior Design Resiliency Report has released the results from its first phase, conducted during the summer of 2020 in partnership with Cosentino, Benjamin Moore and Emerald to further investigate interior design resilience by examining the impact of the pandemic, the response from the interior design community and the changes necessary in design to move forward. 

“In their day-to-day work, design professionals are creative problem-solvers who constantly strive to provide a positive, impactful experience,” explains ASID Director, Research and Knowledge Management Susan Chung, Ph.D. “We hope that in addition to helping us understand the changes and challenges that face the industry, this Resiliency Report demonstrates the value of design and contributions design professionals can make to help lead us into a safer and healthier world.”

Prior to this study, ASID had been tracking the impact of COVID-19 on the interior design community through pulse surveys, finding signs of resilience among the industry and profession. The Resiliency Report takes a deeper dive by examining attributes of interior design professionals, their experiences during the pandemic and expected changes in the design of the built environment. The study not only identifies issues interior design businesses and professionals have faced during this major disruption, but also tracks changes implemented in the industry, tests the viability of industry-wide changes and showcases the value of design. The study will be conducted in multiple phases, with this being the first, to better understand long-term resilience.

When surveying designers and other industry respondents, the study focused on areas including impact, response, changes in design and ways to build health and exercise resilience in the profession. Key findings include:

IMPACT

Regardless of age, gender, status, location, firm or experience, everyone has been affected by COVID-19. All respondents reported some level of impact on at least one of the five areas: life in general, country/city, firm, interior design industry/business and interior design education. Although general concern due to the impact of COVID-19 eased somewhat since its peak (March-April 2020), the majority of the interior design community still expresses high concerns (as measured in July 2020).

Impact is perceived as a collective and shared experience, and it is interconnected with personal and professional lives. Respondents’ lives are multifaceted and intricately woven with the external and larger society, and their social well-being was lowest during this time of physical distancing. 73 percent reported experiencing burnout in some frequency, having a major impact on personal well-being. 

RESPONSE

The design industry made necessary changes and adjustments, specifically focused on working remotely, technology, infrastructure, resources and support. Focus group participants reported different degrees of preparedness, with some undergoing a seamless transition and others facing a longer adjustment. Designers also navigated transitioning clients to a virtual working relationship. 

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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS LOOKS TO THE FUTURE OF DESIGN, INDUSTRY AND PROFESSION IN NEW RESILIENCY REPORT

In Partnership with Design Leaders Cosentino, Benjamin Moore and Emerald, Research Demonstrates the Effects of COVID-19 on Design Professionals and Spaces

Reported Level of Impact
Reported Level of Impact
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Reported Business Preparedness
Reported Business Preparedness

Washington, D.C., Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As all industries tackle the ongoing effects of COVID-19, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has sought to understand the resiliency of the design industry and profession through times of uncertainty. The 2020 ASID Interior Design Resiliency Report has released the results from its first phase, conducted during the summer of 2020 in partnership with Cosentino, Benjamin Moore and Emerald to further investigate interior design resilience by examining the impact of the pandemic, the response from the interior design community and the changes necessary in design to move forward. 

“In their day-to-day work, design professionals are creative problem-solvers who constantly strive to provide a positive, impactful experience,” explains ASID Director, Research and Knowledge Management Susan Chung, Ph.D. “We hope that in addition to helping us understand the changes and challenges that face the industry, this Resiliency Report demonstrates the value of design and contributions design professionals can make to help lead us into a safer and healthier world.”

Prior to this study, ASID had been tracking the impact of COVID-19 on the interior design community through pulse surveys, finding signs of resilience among the industry and profession. The Resiliency Report takes a deeper dive by examining attributes of interior design professionals, their experiences during the pandemic and expected changes in the design of the built environment. The study not only identifies issues interior design businesses and professionals have faced during this major disruption, but also tracks changes implemented in the industry, tests the viability of industry-wide changes and showcases the value of design. The study will be conducted in multiple phases, with this being the first, to better understand long-term resilience.

When surveying designers and other industry respondents, the study focused on areas including impact, response, changes in design and ways to build health and exercise resilience in the profession. Key findings include:

IMPACT

Regardless of age, gender, status, location, firm or experience, everyone has been affected by COVID-19. All respondents reported some level of impact on at least one of the five areas: life in general, country/city, firm, interior design industry/business and interior design education. Although general concern due to the impact of COVID-19 eased somewhat since its peak (March-April 2020), the majority of the interior design community still expresses high concerns (as measured in July 2020).

Impact is perceived as a collective and shared experience, and it is interconnected with personal and professional lives. Respondents’ lives are multifaceted and intricately woven with the external and larger society, and their social well-being was lowest during this time of physical distancing. 73 percent reported experiencing burnout in some frequency, having a major impact on personal well-being. 

RESPONSE

The design industry made necessary changes and adjustments, specifically focused on working remotely, technology,

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The Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society Looks Toward the Future After an Incredibly Successful Virtual Annual Conference

The Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society Looks Toward the Future After an Incredibly Successful Virtual Annual Conference

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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1, 2020

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — This year’s annual Oligo Meeting was tremendously successful, with over 1,000 people representing 29 countries in attendance. The annual meeting brings together oligonucleotide experts from all over the world for cross-disciplinary exchange, fostering the development of ground-breaking new ideas. Areas of expertise span from chemistry and delivery to biology, immunology, and clinical medicine. Although unable to meet in person, moving the annual meeting to a virtual platform this year afforded an excellent opportunity for sharing the impressive work being done in our field.

A highlight of this years’ meeting was the announcement of two Lifetime Achievement Award winners, Dr. Ryszard Kole and Dr. Frank Bennett. The Award Committee felt it was fitting to have these individuals as a “double bill” since both made important contributions to basic science and were also instrumental in the development of antisense oligonucleotide drugs that modulate splicing to correct severe genetic disease.

Dr. Ryszard Kole is the founder of Ercole Biotech and a consultant to Sarepta. His activities span the gamut from biochemical assays, cell culture and animal studies, to clinical trials and methods of oligonucleotide delivery and improvements in oligonucleotide chemistry. Dr. Kole’s primary discovery was that pre-mRNA splicing provided a novel target for sequence-specific therapies of severe disorders such as thalassemia, cystic fibrosis, DMD, cancer, and inflammatory and metabolic disorders. It also represented a novel technology of oligonucleotide induced modulation of pre-mRNA splicing and exon skipping. [Dominski & Kole (1993) PMID: 8378346]. His approach has huge therapeutic potential since over 90% of human genes produce alternatively spliced mRNA and about 50% of genetic disorders are caused by errors in pre-mRNA splicing. Sarepta’s breakthrough drug for DMD, Exondys 51, is a direct result of Dr. Kole’s pioneering discoveries in oligonucleotide-induced modulation of pre-mRNA splicing.

Dr. Frank Bennett is the executive vice president and chief scientific officer at Ionis Pharmaceuticals and one of the founding members of the company. He is responsible for continuing to advance antisense technology and expanding the Ionis drug discovery platform. He has been involved in developing antisense oligonucleotides as therapeutic agents, including research on the application of oligonucleotides for inflammatory, neurodegenerative diseases and cancer, oligonucleotide delivery, pharmacokinetics, and medicinal chemistry. An inventor on more than 175 issued patents, Dr. Bennett has also published more than 230 papers in the field of antisense research and development.

Dr. Bennett is a co-recipient of the 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his contributions to the discovery and development of SPINRAZA® (nusinersen) and a co-recipient of the inaugural Healey Center International Prize for Innovation in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Dr. Bennett also received the 2018 Hereditary Disease Foundation’s (HDF) Leslie Gehry Brenner Prize for Innovation in Science for his leadership and continued commitment to developing antisense therapies for Huntington’s disease (HD).

OTS plans to host an in-person event from Sept.

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Reader letters, Thursday: Fearing for the future of a ‘free society’ – Opinion – Savannah Morning News

Fearing for the future of a ‘free society’

I, of course, like many others, am saddened at the death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, long a hero of mine. And of course, knowing her end was near, I hoped she would live until another administration was elected.

I am stunned at how the incumbents are so ready to replace her, with no show of grief or any sense of respecting her last wishes to wait to fill her place until a new group is sworn in.

Listening and watching the politics of today, I feel that my America is leaving me. I can only say that very few people really care about freedom, about liberty, about the truth. Very few people have guts, the kind of guts on which a real democracy has to depend.

Without people with that sort of guts a free society dies or cannot be born.

Miriam Center, Savannah

A vote for Biden is vote for more government

For bigger more intrusive government, vote for Joe Biden. For Washington to take more of your money, vote Biden.

Self-reliance is on the wane. It is sad that more Americans now want the federal government to take care of them. Remember what John F. Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

Steve Coleman, Tybee Island

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Rahul Ghandi’s Future Determination

Indian political future Rahul Gandhi is in great problem lately. For many People, Haiti seems to be just another blended-up Third World country which, due to its poverty and backward political system, drives thousands of refugees to flee to US shores yearly-and infrequently requires the United States, with its superior civic values and abilities.

The blacks communities that have this outrage come from a unique tradition then the white culture. Social network sites in the case of Egypt were capable of work exterior government censorship parameters but in addition the censorship that existed within mainstream media retailers themselves.

Iraq is a recent example and maybe Iran might be next in line, nevertheless, it now prefers to let the opposite races kill one another whereas it concentrates on supplying all of the supplies essential for them to accomplish this task and rake within the profits from their deaths, especially from the deaths of African people who unfortunately have turn out to be infected with the western warmongering virus after centuries of close contact, to the purpose the place Rwandans exterminated four million of their own people in the quick space of only 3 months.

Since McCain wouldn’t be a food stamp President” like Barack Obama, there would be thousands and thousands more added to the ranks of those People who’re literally locked in a Darwinian struggle for food, as a result of there is an acute scarcity of jobs at a living wage.

WITH THE IMPLOSION OF THE FEDERALIST SOCIAL GATHERING after the Warfare of 1812, the Democratic Republican Party opened its arms and its platform to accommodate former members of the Federalist Get together. The money which the federal government is for use to create jobs for the masses is used in creating employment for the citizens of different international locations by having cash of Africans frozen in overseas banks via political cash embezzlement.…

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Rahul Ghandi’s Future Resolution

In 2008 there can be another round of presidential primaries, but with the primaries over a 12 months away there’s an almost unknown candidate John Cox of Illinois. The second main intrusion of an African Army into Spain before the Moors, happens sometime around 700 B.C. during the interval of the twenty fifth Dynasty in Egypt, when the Ethiopian Taharka was a younger basic, but earlier than he was succeeded to the throne by his uncle Shabataka.

Islam and the Arabs must share the guilt on this, as a result of at that same time they have been breaking apart the nice African kingdoms within the Western Sudan and West Africa, the Arab slave commerce had been intensified alongside the coast of East Africa.

Plus the banks would nonetheless be making millions off pointless fees from student loans, If the Republicans had been in workplace the last 4 years, with their aversion to government spending, investment within the scientific neighborhood could be a trickle of what it was under President Obama.

What have been they to show these ‘Negroes?’ All of the aberrations and self destructive behavioral patterns that we see in our group may be traced proper back to this second when Europeans had to make a decision about the form of data they had been going to transmit to African individuals.

The second major intrusion of an African Military into Spain before the Moors, occurs someday round 700 B.C. through the interval of the 25th dynasty in Egypt, when the Ethiopian Taharka was a young general, however earlier than he had been ceded to the throne by his uncle ShabatakaI had to reiterate this level to make a historic connection to what I am discussing above-though I have hinted about Taharka above.(The Readers can read up on this saga within the Hub I’ve written titled “The Navy Management of Egyptian Pharaohs: The Creation of Dynasties”.…

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