NFL owners table proposal to incentivize hiring of minority coaches, GMs, per report

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz USA TODAYPublished 4:26 PM EDT May 19, 2020The NFL is hitting pause on an initiative that would have incentivized hiring coaches or general managers, as owners tabled the proposal at Tuesday’s league meeting.Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II, who also serves as chairman of the league’s workplace diversity committee, said in a conference…

Coronavirus store closings: Pier 1 Imports to shutter all stores nationwide in bankruptcy

Kelly Tyko USA TODAYPublished 2:51 PM EDT May 19, 2020Pier 1 Imports, which previously said it would close half of its fleet of stores, now plans to close all of its locations.The retailer, based in Fort Worth, Texas, announced in a news release Tuesday that it was seeking bankruptcy court approval to begin an “orderly wind-down” when stores…

Euro technology Trump could withdraw US spy planes and agents from the UK if Boris Johnson pushes ahead with Huawei 5G deal

The White House is reviewing the US security relationship with the UK.The US is looking at all of its military and intelligence asset in Britain, The Telegraph newspaper reported.The White House has launched the review amid concern over Boris Johnson’s decision to let Chinese telecomms firm Huawei develop the UK’s 5g networkPrime Minister Johnson went…

Euro technology The coronavirus lockdown has made mental health startups more important than ever, according to founders and investors. Here’s why the sector is exploding.

This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. Mental health startups have seen a boom in usage since the coronavirus lockdowns in Europe took effect.The sector had long been subject to stigma around mental health, therapy, and counselling in the UK and Europe, compared with the US. However,…

Euro technology An official government mobile phone app could soon track millions of people in the UK in order prevent a second wave of coronavirus infections

The UK government is this week launching a mobile app for tracking and tracing the coronavirus.It will be trialled on the 141,000 people living on the Isle of Wight, an island off the south coast of England.Boris Johnson’s government hopes to roll out the app to the rest of the UK this month.Scientists behind the…

Euro technology I’m a managing director at BCG. Companies that are not facing immediate survival situations should prepare these moves to outperform the market once the coronavirus pandemic comes to an end.

This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. Michael S. Ringel is Boston Consulting Group’s global leader for growth and innovation analytics, and a senior partner.He says investing in innovation is crucial for businesses to stay viable post pandemic, as shown through analyzing companies which came out on…