Personal

Tap the Rising Remote-Work Trend With These 5 Stocks

Several companies bore the brunt of the coronavirus-led economic shutdown while only a few flourished. And comprehensibly, the biggest gainers have been the so-called work-from-home or WFH stocks. Notably, many companies involved in video conferencing and cloud storage have seen their shares outpace the broader market so far this year, in some cases doubling or even tripling. 

 

And many experts now opine that the work-from-home trend is poised to continue since there’s no telling how long the pandemic will last. Thanks to the current reopening process, there has been an unabated increase in coronavirus cases in nearly 30 American states. Johns Hopkins University added that the seven-day average for coronavirus cases is currently higher than the 14-day average, an indication that the virus spread is intensifying.

 

Nonetheless, the work-from-home trend that began as a momentary way to keep employees safe is now becoming a permanent initiative for large companies like

Read More

Facebook bans ‘Roger Stone disinformation network’

Roger Stone
Roger Stone

Facebook has removed a disinformation network it says was linked to “Roger Stone and his associates”.

Mr Stone was a long-time political strategist and is an ally of US President Donald Trump. He was convicted of lying to Congress in 2019.

He has denied involvement with the misinformation network.

Facebook also said it had identified a network of fake accounts run by employees of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s government.

The social network released details of four misinformation campaigns ahead of the July edition of its monthly report on co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour.

“Campaigns like these raise a particularly complex challenge by blurring the line between healthy public debate and manipulation,” Facebook said.

What was linked to Stone?

Facebook said it had removed 54 accounts, 50 pages, and four Instagram accounts it had linked to Mr Stone.

About 260,000 accounts followed one or more of the Facebook pages.

The inauthentic

Read More

The Boys season 2 release date, new trailer, episode titles, and everything else we know

 The Boys season 2
The Boys season 2

There’s so much going on with The Boys right now that it’s hard to keep track. In recent days alone, a new season 2 trailer has flown into our laps, alongside news that Billy Butcher will be getting his own short film in just a few months.

But that’s just the cherry on top of an incredibly sweary, completely NSFW cake. In case you’ve missed out on the wave of news surrounding The Boys season 2 before the latest announcements, we’ve managed to round them all up into one easy-to-use guide. Everything from release dates, to new cast members, and even all eight episode titles is all here. Enjoy, ya bloody diabolical rascals.

Watch the new trailer for The Boys season 2

There’s a new trailer for The Boys season 2 and in case you (somehow) had doubts that the show would go off the rails,

Read More

Boris needs to reopen gyms and spas for the health of the nation

Spa mask
Spa mask

Last weekend, the light at the end of the lockdown tunnel shone slightly brighter as the Prime Minister allowed more businesses in England to reopen in a Covid-secure way. Saturday, July 4 – dubbed “Super Saturday” – was the Independence Day the country had been waiting for: a taste of liberty after varying degrees of lockdown. A list that included effective ‘air corridors’ had been published, enabling summer holidays abroad, social distancing was reduced to one metre-plus, pubs poured pints and hairdressers fashioned the latest post-corona barnets.

Major sections of the hospitality and leisure industries reopened in what was the biggest return to freedom since the country went into full-scale lockdown on March 23. For many hotels across England this was excellent news, until the PM’s address on June 23 when he said: “‘Close proximity’ venues such as nightclubs, soft-play areas, indoor gyms, swimming pools, water parks, bowling

Read More

The 10 best deals from Lululemon’s massive surprise sale

These iconic pieces are on sale.
These iconic pieces are on sale.

— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.

Athleisure fans, do we have big news for you: Lululemon is having a sale. Yes, you heard that right. If you’re a fan of the coveted workout brand, then you’ll know a sale like this rarely ever happens and finding the brand’s clothing on sale is limited to the “We Made Too Much” section of the site. But thanks to the Online Warehouse sale, you can find tons of popular items at amazing prices from Thursday, July 9 to Monday, July 13. So it’s a pretty big deal for anyone that’s been eyeing the typically expensive workout clothing. 

This is a one-time event and it’s online only, meaning you literally cannot find these deals in stores. Note: While this sale isn’t sitewide, you’ll still

Read More

America’s international students are facing deportation. This is a disaster

<span>Photograph: Charles Krupa/AP</span>
Photograph: Charles Krupa/AP

If you are an international student planning to study in the United States this fall and your classes are online, you might want to prepare yourself. Unlike students who are American citizens, you won’t get to resume your classes. You are looking at losing your legal status in the US. You are looking at getting deported.

On Monday, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) issued new rules to all educational institutions in the country. The new rules mandate that international students on F-1 and M-1 visas who are currently in their home countries will be denied entry into the US if their universities go online in the fall semester – as Harvard University, for instance, plans to do. Students who are already inside the US whose universities go online will also lose their immigration status unless they can immediately secure admission at another program with in-person instruction.

Read More

Paris Men’s Fashion Week Spring 2021

Click here to read the full article.

COOL TM

Forging ahead and building his fresh, independent fashion label, Cool TM, Thomas Moret offers an example of what’s emerging, even in an environment of global crisis.

Moret will present a collection at Paris Men’s Fashion Week for the first time, bringing an example of how new propositions can be built from lessons of the past — while also being molded by the constraints of the present crisis. 

The designer has 15 years of fashion experience under his belt at brands as diverse as Yiqing Yin, Balmain, Daniel Cremieux and Faith Connexion. 

He worked with Christophe Decarnin at Balmain and Olivier Rousteing was a schoolmate at the ESMOD fashion school in Paris.

Not long ago, he took a pause from the fast pace of fashion design and embarked on a period of travel and reflection.

“The rhythm had been extremely dense and

Read More

This Company Just Made N95 Masks Available to the Public, But at What Cost to Frontline Workers?

Click here to read the full article.

The pitch came in like any other pitch I get: “Our client has a product that I think you’d be interested in.” But this wasn’t an email about a new TV or bottle of tequila or deodorant spray for your balls (yes, that’s a thing). Instead, it was a company offering N95 respirator masks for sale to the general public — the same N95 masks hospitals have reported a shortage of, as doctors and frontline workers continue to treat patients affected by the COVID-19 outbreak across the country.

Though the FDA has approved the use of these masks as personal protective equipment (PPE), the agency has, until now, recommended that N95 masks be reserved for healthcare professionals — in accordance with the latest CDC guidelines. The CDC suggests cloth face coverings for everyone else.

More from Rolling Stone

So how is an independent

Read More

Facebook blocks accounts linked to Roger Stone, Brazil president

San Francisco (AFP) – Facebook said Wednesday it took down accounts of Roger Stone, a longtime ally of US president Donald Trump, after an investigation uncovered links to a network involved in deceptive activity dating back to the 2016 US election.

Stone’s personal accounts at Facebook and Instagram were among those removed in a crackdown on “inauthentic coordinated behavior” in various parts of the world, the social networking giant said.

Facebook separately targeted fake accounts tied to Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro and networks in Canada, Ecuador and Ukraine which disguised their true origins.

The Stone network was uncovered with the help of information unearthed by the Robert Mueller investigation, according to Facebook head of security policy Nathaniel Gleicher.

Stone, who has been convicted on charges of lying and witness tampering in a federal investigation, was linked to more than 50 Facebook and Instagram accounts, and dozens of pages involved in

Read More

Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

“The 360” shows you diverse perspectives on the day’s top stories and debates.

What’s happening

Schools across the country were closed in March as part of the effort to contain the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Students, teachers, parents and administrators scrambled to put together a makeshift distance-learning curriculum for the rest of the academic year, with the hopes the virus would be under control enough to allow in-person instruction in the fall.

The usual start dates for America’s 13,000 public schools are just over a month away and, rather than waning, the outbreak is surging. As the beginning of the school year looms, the question of whether students will return to campus is still undecided in many places, leaving parents and educators in limbo.

President Trump has made reopening schools a priority for his administration and even issued a vague threat to “cut off

Read More