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California Puts DoorDash in Its Crosshairs

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin on Wednesday announced he filed a motion that would force DoorDash to reclassify delivery workers as employees rather than as independent contractors, a predatory wage system that greatly benefits gig economy employers at the expense of basic protections for the people who…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Labor, California, San Francisco, Doordash, Ab5, Chesa Boudin, Covid 19

House Dems Launch Probe Into Voting Preparedness In Four Battleground States

House committee chairs sent out a letter Friday requesting information from four battleground states about their preparedness for November’s elections. Committee on House Administration Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Chairman James Clyburn (D-SC) requested the information from elections officials in Florida, Georgia, Texas and Wisconsin. “No voter should be forced to wait for hours in line or risk their health to exercise their constitutionally prot...
Tags: Voting, News, Supreme Court, House, Wisconsin, Zoe Lofgren, James Clyburn, 2020 Elections, Committee on House, Kate Riga, Florida Georgia Texas, COVID-19

Where to buy cloth face masks online: Order now for delivery within days

Cloth masks are some of the most popular face coverings available. Here are retailers with affordable ones.
Tags: Trends, Health & Fitness, Face Mask, Where To Buy, PPE, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Commerce How-To, Reusable Face Mask

A (brilliant parody) letter from your child's school

In the last few weeks, school administrators have sent letters to parents and guardians announcing their plans for starting school in the middle of a pandemic. In McSweeney's, Kara Baskin penned a perfect parody of those letters. As a very wise person once said, "it's funny 'cause it's true." Teachers, you have my sympathy and deep gratitude. From the letter in McSweeney's: Rest assured that your child's teacher will suffer from crippling anxiety while seamlessly policing non-masked students...
Tags: Post, News, Education, Funny, Alabama, Teachers, Learners, McSweeney, COVID-19, Kara Baskin

SuperM on the Message of Forthcoming Album ‘Super One,’ Promotion During COVID

Almost a full year after releasing its debut EP, SuperM is back with a new single, the song “100,” ahead of a studio album, “Super One,” due out Sept. 25. The group, comprised of members Baekhyun, Taemin, and Kai, of seasoned K-pop groups EXO and SHINee, alongside Taeyong, Mark, Ten, and Lucas, of NCT 127 […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Lucas, Exo, Kai, K-pop, SuperM, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Baekhyun Taemin, Taeyong Mark Ten

Hollywood's 'New Normal' Could Be Leaving U.S. Workers and Older Actors in the Dust

Nothing is “business as usual” in a world —especially in the United States, which is sitting at over 5 million cases and 160,000 deaths. Even though they are keeping safety in mind, several studios are rushing to get things moving again. According to two recent reports, that means moving U.S.…Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Unions, Disney, Netflix, United States, Streaming, Universal, Colin Trevorrow, Avatar 2, The Witcher, Avatar 2 5, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Jurassic World Dominion

Bidding wars get brutal as buyers chase dwindling supply

Buyers in some markets are offering hundreds of thousands of dollars over asking prices — and still losing wars against dozens of other bidders.
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, California, Summer, Los Angeles, Analysis, Radio, Agent, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Compass, Illinois, Palm Springs, Redfin, Bay Area, Industry News

Five Points On Scott Atlas, Trump’s Favorite New COVID Source

The President’s got a new top doc. His name is Scott Atlas, and in recent months, Atlas has cut a well-worn path arguing on television that America’s COVID-19 fears were overblown — that, as he said in May, “the cure is bigger than the disease.” It’s a familiar pattern by now. The scientific contrarian takes conservative media by storm, ultimately influencing tens of millions of people via prominent appearances on Fox News. But Atlas, unlike other celebrity doctors in the COVID-19 era, has m...
Tags: News, Congress, Stanford, White House, America, Cnn, Atlas, Fox News, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Hoover, Trump, Task Force, Hoover Institution, Stephen Miller, Stanford University Medical Center

Suburban markets aren’t any hotter than urban ones: Zillow

A new study from Zillow looks at a host of economic factors to see how suburban and urban markets have evolved since COVID-19 arrived in the U.S.
Tags: Urban, Radio, Zillow, Suburbs, Markets & Economy, Select, COVID-19

Watch "2020: An Isolation Odyssey"

Lydia Cambron brilliantly recreated the final, enigmatic scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey. My god, it's full of droplets. (via Daring Fireball)
Tags: Post, Video, Movies, News, Parody, 2001, COVID-19, Lydia Cambron

Five success factors for behavioral health startups

Courtney Chow Contributor Share on Twitter Courtney Chow is an associate with Battery Ventures in San Francisco who focuses on early and growth-stage internet, software and services companies. Justin Da Rosa Contributor Justin Da Rosa is a vice president with Battery Ventures in San Francisco. He focuses on consumer internet, online marketplace and software investments. Telehe...
Tags: Health, Google, Startups, TC, Column, San Francisco, Tech, Smartphone, Meditation, Depression, Hypertension, United States, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Health Insurance, Talkspace

Say hello to lockdown lite

After months of the strictest Covid-19 restrictions in the world, it seems we are in line for a further easing of the regulations The post Say hello to lockdown lite appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Job losses, National, World Health Organisation, Openaccess, Cyril Ramaphosa, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Lockdown, Zweli Mkhize, NKS, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, The Editors Picks, South African Economy, COVID-19, Lockdown Level 3

Many 'Flu' Cases in Seattle This Winter Were Actually Covid-19, Study Finds

The start of the covid-19 pandemic in the U.S. may have been earlier and far larger than official records indicate, according to a new study. Researchers found that a substantial portion of people, including children, in Seattle who were suspected of having the flu this past winter likely had covid-19 instead. It also…Read more...
Tags: Science, Flu, Seattle, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Despite a difficult Q2 2020, Lyft and Uber reiterate profit promises

Lyft is sticking to its previous target to hit quarterly adjusted profitability by the fourth period of 2021, a milestone it says it can achieve even with fewer rides. The company reiterated its quarterly adjusted profit target timeline — a milestone based on earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization — during its second-quarter earnings call yesterday. Upholding the target in this uncertain era of COVID-19 is newsworthy on its own. But what caught our attention was Lyft’s cl...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Tech, Automotive, Earnings, Mobility, Logan Green, Ride Hailing, EBITDA, Brian Roberts Lyft, COVID-19

Teen Chili’s Hostess Attacked by Large Group of Women Over COVID-19 Social Distancing Guidelines

A teenage hostess at a Chili’s in Baton Rouge, Louisiana says she was attacked by a large group of women after she told them they wouldn’t be able to sit together, per the restaurant’s new COVID-19 social distancing policies … and a portion of the attack was captured on video. 17-year-old Kelsy Wallace said on Sunday (Aug. 9), a group of at least 11 women came into the restaurant on Constitution Avenue requesting to sit together at one table. “My general manager and my other managers tell us we ...
Tags: Wtf, Kids, News, Teens, Restaurants, Jazz, Louisiana, Wallace, Attacked, Baton Rouge, Chili, Baton Rouge Louisiana, Human Interest, Really, Kelsy, Violent Attacks

Covid-19 Testing Center Opens on Disney World Property [Updated]

The Most Magical Place on Earth might be open , but at least its cast members now have a place nearby to see if it’s impacted them. Walt Disney World finally has a covid-19 testing center that can serve park employees and their families, following repeated demands from one of the park’s unions. Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Unions, California, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Disney World Property

Six Toronto VCs discuss COVID-19 and the post-pandemic era

As North America’s fourth-largest city, Toronto is one of the world’s top startup ecosystems. After spawning companies like Eventbrite and Crowdmark, Ontario’s capital has attracted international talent that complements its homegrown population of entrepreneurs and technical talent. Six investors we surveyed who work and live in the area said they believe Toronto will continue to thrive after the COVID-19 storm passes. Some of them focus exclusively on the region, while others invest elsewhere a...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Advertising Tech, Toronto, Tech, Remote Work, Artificial Intelligence, Canada, United States, SaaS, Gm, Venture Capital, North America, Fintech, Shopify

Make travel decisions with confidence

As some countries around the world begin to reopen this summer, we’re seeing more searches for places to go on vacation. Because the impact of COVID-19 on destinations can vary, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest travel-related information for places you may want to visit. If you’re looking to travel soon, here are a few updates to help you make travel decisions with confidence.Get travel related updates about a destinationWhen you search on Google for information like hotels, fligh...
Tags: Travel, Google, Cdc, Richard Holden, COVID-19, COVID

eBay Predicts a Rise in Passion Purchases as New Research Reveals Christmas Is Coming Early

New report suggests shopping will shift from materialistic to meaningful, as Brits prioritise spending time with loved ones this Christmas London: Covid-19 has caused Christmas to begin earlier than usual in the UK, with over a quarter (27%) of consumers planning to start Christmas shopping and preparations earlier than they did last year. That’s according to […] The post eBay Predicts a Rise in Passion Purchases as New Research Reveals Christmas Is Coming Early appeared first on Ad Tech Daily.
Tags: UK, Featured, Ebay, Advertising, Christmas Shopping, Press Releases, Digital Marketing, Media Buying, Ad & Media Strategies, Online Advertising Challenges, Advertising Reports and Studies, Digital Intelligence, COVID-19, Covid19, Covid19 Impact, Ebay Shopping Report

Everything Seemed to Just... Stop

Tags: Work, Science, Labor, Sick Days, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Google Assistant Now Resorting to Singing a Song to Get People to Wear Masks

Back in March, the Google Assistant learned a new song that detailed the proper technique and duration for washing your hands as a way to help combat the spread of germs and viruses. But just this week, it appears the Google Assistant has learned a new tune that reminds people to put on a mask before going out in…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Masks, Ai, Digital Assistant, Consumer Tech, Google Assistant, Covid 19, Just Wear A Mask, Google Assistant Learns A New Ditty

DeSantis Likens School Reopenings In His COVID-Ravaged State To Killing Bin Laden

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Wednesday drew yet another outlandish comparison as he continues pushing for schools to reopen amid skyrocketing COVID-19 fatalities in the state. Last month, DeSantis likened school openings to shopping at Home Depot and Walmart. “I’m confident if you can do Home Depot, if you can do Walmart, if you can do these things, we absolutely can do the schools,” DeSantis said during a press conference last month. DeSantis similarly drew another baffling comparison dur...
Tags: Florida, News, Navy, Osama Bin Laden, White House, Walmart, Schools, Bin Laden, Trump, Martin County, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Betsy DeVos, Summer Concepcion, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Got Kicked Out Of School On A Charge Of Sexual Harassment? Help Is On The Way.

The new standards set up specific procedures safeguarding the due process rights of the accused without diminishing the rights of the accuser.
Tags: Law, Trials, Title IX, Due Process, Toni Messina, Coronavirus, COVID-19

AMC will offer 15 cent tickets when it reopens 100+ US theaters on August 20

Like so many industries, the last five months have been absolutely devastating for movie theaters. As far as sheer volumes go, no one has been harder hit than the world’s largest theater chain. AMC has had plans to reopen theaters for some time — but things change, particularly when you’re dealing with something as uncertain and always-evolving as a global pandemic. AMC will close all US theaters for six to 12 weeks This week, the theater juggernaut announced plans to reopen more than 1...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, New York, Entertainment, California, Amc, US, America, Tech, Theaters, Warner Bros, Tenet, Merv, Movie Theaters, Coronavirus, COVID-19

New jobless claims dip below 1M for first time since March

For the week ending Aug. 8, a total of 963,000 new unemployment claims were reported on a seasonally adjusted annual basis, a decline of 228,000 from the week prior.
Tags: Radio, Unemployment, Department of Labor, Markets & Economy, Coronavirus, COVID-19

New jobless claims dip below 1 million for first time since March

For the week ending August 8, a total of 963,000 new unemployment claims were reported on a seasonally adjusted annual basis, a decline of 228,000 from the week prior.
Tags: Radio, Unemployment, Department of Labor, Markets & Economy, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Surveys Show Technology Is The Key To Law Firm Success During COVID-19 And Beyond

Predictability is a thing of the past, and the lack thereof is our new normal.
Tags: Technology, Law, Nicole Black, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Morning Docket: 08.13.20

* A Cincinnati lawyer has pleaded guilty to buying a $3,000 tiger-skin rug in violation of the Endangered Species Act. Maybe he was just a huge fan of Joe Exotic? [Enquirer] * A South Florida lawyer says he has spent around $700,000 to recover $100,000 over the principle of it all. [Daily Business Review] * Parents are claiming in a new lawsuit that remote learning because of COVID-19 denies some children a basic education. [News Tribune] * The Florida lawyer who wore a grim reaper outfit t...
Tags: Florida, Law, South Park, California, Netflix, ABA Journal, Cincinnati, South Florida, News Tribune, Ron DeSantis, Morning Docket, Joe Exotic, Florida Phoenix, COVID-19, Tiger King

How Should Managers Deal With Bringing Employees Back To The Office?

Different approaches have to be taken to get workers to come back Image Credit: Brenda Kochevar There is no question that the Covid-19 pandemic changed everything. One day we were all in the office getting along and then the next day everyone was at home using Zoom to video conference with each other. As life slowly starts to try to get back to normal, managers have a real challenge on their hands. The Covid-19 virus has not gone away and yet we’d still like to restart our normal of...
Tags: Work From Home, Leadership, Child Care, Office, Careers, Managers, Dr Jim Anderson Blue Elephant Consulting, Pandemic, COVID-19, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building, At Risk, Safety Procedures, Brenda Kochevar