Loss of international students could damage US economy, experts say

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The world of higher education, already struggling to cope amid the COVID-19 pandemic, was rocked last week when the Trump administration issued a regulation that would prevent international students from entering the country in addition to compelling thousands already in the U.S. to leave if enrolled in schools that plan to teach exclusively online in the fall.

“These students and their families have invested so much hope and money — in some cases, their families’ life savings — to get an American education,” Kavita Daiya, an associate professor of English at George Washington University, told ABC News. “By being here, they bring so much talent and knowledge to our communities. To force them to leave is to betray the promise of opportunity and fairness that undergirds American higher education.”

It could also cost the U.S. tens of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs.

MORE: Harvard, MIT sue Trump administration

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Aging Teachers Ask Themselves, Do I Quit Or Risk My Life?

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(Photo: Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/HuffPost; Photo: Getty)
(Photo: Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/HuffPost; Photo: Getty)

David Galloway became a teacher 13 years ago, after three decades working in other fields. He calls teaching a calling, but now he’s considering cutting his time in the classroom short.

Galloway, who is 64, has type II diabetes and is married to a breast cancer survivor, teaches sixth grade science in Jackson County, Florida. Last week, the state’s education commissioner said that all schools would soon have to open five days a week, despite the state’s record-setting number of COVID-19 cases. Galloway misses his students, but returning to the classroom suddenly feels like a gamble. 

“They never went over this stuff in teacher college,” said Galloway.

He is one of a number of aging or immunocompromised teachers around the country who might quit their jobs or retire early if they’re asked to return full-time to the classroom this fall. Nearly 20% of private

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Slated Taps Tim Wesley As CEO; Yair Landau, David Wertheimer And Michael Joe Join Board

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Slated, the online film financing, sales, packaging, and development marketplace, has hired Tim Wesley as CEO.

Wesley recently served as an executive digital consultant for AMC Theatres and is the former General Manager of RedBox On Demand.

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He will report to Slated’s newly installed Board of Directors. Stephan Paternot, Co-Founder, who led the company as CEO for the previous 6 years, will continue with the company as Executive Chairman.

Simultaneously joining the company’s board of directors are a trio of respected entertainment industry executives: Yair Landau, the former Vice Chairman of Sony Pictures and President of Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment; David Wertheimer, former President of Digital at Fox Networks Group and President of Paramount Digital Entertainment; and Michael Joe, former COO of STXfilms and EVP of Universal Pictures.

Under Wesley’s direction, Slated will expand the company’s institutional capital resources to

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I Became A Cam Girl Because Of COVID-19

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Hannah* had it all planned: The 22-year-old Torontonian was going to spend the summer working in a clothing store to pay down her student loans and save some money to go back to college. Then, COVID-19 hit. Like thousands of post-secondary students in Canada who lost their jobs because of the pandemic, she was left with very little income. “I was getting scheduled for four-hour shifts twice a week and that wasn’t going to cover my living expenses. I knew I needed to find a second job until it blew over,” she tells Refinery29. “It never blew over.”

To help make ends meet, Hannah started camming: performing intimate sexual acts broadcasted over a webcam or phone camera to an online audience. She joined the platform OnlyFans, a video-sharing site that’s popular amongst sex workers and social-media influencers alike: subscribers pay money — from $5 to $50, more if they want

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Verizon unveils new business plan with the goal of going carbon neutral by 2035 and retraining 500,000 employees for emerging tech jobs

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  • Verizon announced Tuesday it’s launching a new business plan called Citizen Verizon, which includes a number of socially responsible goals, like becoming carbon neutral by 2035. 

  • Diego Scotti, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon, said that the company including socially responsible goals in its business strategy is an important distinction. It means the company is encompassing stakeholder capitalism in its business model. 

  • Scotti agreed that more brands are moving toward stakeholder capitalism, the belief that companies should be accountable to not only their shareholders, but to their workers and communities in which they do business.

  • Other companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Unilever have recently shared pledges to become carbon neutral (or carbon negative) in the coming years. 

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Verizon, one of the country’s largest telecommunications providers, announced Tuesday it is launching a “responsible

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Some shoe and clothing boutiques devastated by COVID

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CBS News is chronicling what has changed for the lives of Americans in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In the next 30 days Jill Rubinstein will make a decision about whether to permanently close her specialty shoe store, Footloose, after 33 years and take the store totally online. Rubenstein, a third-generation shoe store owner, has been losing money by keeping her Pittsburgh boutique open this year and was forced to get a second job to cover her family’s health insurance. 

“[Business] was dwindling, but now it’s like putting the nail in the coffin,” she said. The pandemic has driven her sales down by 90%. 

Lisa Rubinstein, in her shoe store, Footloose, Pittsburgh. / Credit: Lisa Rubinstein
Lisa Rubinstein, in her shoe store, Footloose, Pittsburgh. / Credit: Lisa Rubinstein

Stories like Rubinstein’s have become commonplace across the retail industry. COVID-19 is leaving millions of Americans jobless or working from home and as a result, they’re buying less. Clothing and shoe sales dropped nationally

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Here’s Where You Can Buy Non-Medical Face Masks Online Right Now

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Update, June 24, 2020: Since communities in the United States resume holding public events such as protests and political rallies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new guidelines defining these sorts of gatherings as high risk. In situations where maintaining physical distance is difficult, the CDC says cloth face coverings are “most essential” and should be worn by both event staff and attendees.

Update, May 6, 2020: As stay-at-home orders come to an end and businesses across the U.S. begin to re-open, a number of states are taking the CDC’s recommendation to wear a cloth face-covering in public to the next level by making it a requirement. This is in effect in the following seven states so far: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Hawaii.

Update, April 4, 2020: The CDC issued a recommendation that President Donald Trump shared on Friday:

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Elmhurst Politician Chastised By DuPage County Leader

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ELMHURST, IL — A DuPage County Board member from Elmhurst who recently told a constituent to “stick” her vote in her “a–” got a scolding of his own Monday. In an online statement, DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin accused member Pete DiCianni, a Republican and former Elmhurst mayor, of circulating “misleading” automated calls causing “unnecessary fear and anxiety.”

Two weeks ago, Elmhurst Patch revealed that DiCianni took part in a pro-police rally in front of the Elmhurst police station. At the event, he argued with Black Lives Matter counterprotesters.

In his message, Cronin did not call out DiCianni by name, but it was clear who he was referring to. Cronin said he needed to refute information from the automated calls to residents Sunday. Cronin suggested the robocalls told residents that DuPage County Board members were considering defunding the police.

Cronin, an Elmhurst Republican, said there was no effort underway

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Walmart & 3 Other Retailers Stand Out on E-commerce Boom

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Retailers are leaving no stone unturned to improve top-line performance and expand customer base. They remain committed to addressing the challenges related to the pandemic and position themselves for future success. In this respect, companies are directing resources toward digital platforms in order to better engage with customers, accelerating fleet optimization initiative, augmenting supply chain and concentrating on improving financial flexibility. The industry players are also focusing on superior product strategy to resonate well with customers, advancing omni-channel capabilities and ramping up delivery services or curbside pickup.

Clearly, the coronavirus pandemic and the resultant stay-at-home trends to maintain social distance has led to an accelerated shift to online shopping. According to eMarketer, U.S. e-commerce sales are projected to increase 18% in 2020, and reach 14.5% of total retail sales. Again, as per the report, click-and-collect ecommerce sales are likely to surge 60.4% this year. Click-and-collect, specifically curbside operating model, has

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Don’t pay full price, shop the best cycling shoe deals instead

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Cheap cycling shoes might, to some, feel like hypocrisy. Yes, it’s possible to buy cheap cycling shoes that perform the task of clipping your feet to your pedals, but the performance will likely be lacking, and the durability will undoubtedly suffer. 

When searching Google for ‘cheap’ anything, you’re not intending on finding badly made, poor quality products. What you want is good value for money, or the best product within budget constraints. Our pick of today’s best cycling shoes deals is here to help you save money while choosing the best option for you. 

Cycling shoes, while simple in concept, are meticulously scrutinised in operation. Comfort is king but it’s closely followed by stiffness, weight and even style. 

Style is easy to gauge from pictures alone, weight is a simple numerical comparison, and stiffness is comparable to a point but comfort is difficult, especially when shopping online. Cycling shoes are

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