Global Immigration

“Germany has caught up to Britain in European tech-worker immigration – Quartz

“The UK’s tech sector is the envy of other European countries—it boasts more funding and highly valued startups than its rivals on the continent.” Read More

“Asylum denials hit record-high in 2018 as Trump administration tightens immigration policy” – CBS

“Immigration judges rejected a record-high number of asylum cases this year, refusing 65 percent of immigrants seeking the refugee status, according to a recent report published by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). ” Read More

“Most recent court order on immigration will have serious unintended consequences – The Hill

“The legal maze facing asylum seekers at the Southern border has become even more convoluted. A recent federal court order that suspended the Justice Department regulation making illegal crossers ineligible for asylum opens up additional Catch-22 conundrums.” Read More

Tech

The Race Is On to Protect Data From the Next Leap in Computers. And China Has the Lead.” – New York Times

“The world’s leading technology companies, from Google to Alibaba in China, are racing to build the first quantum computer, a machine that would be far more powerful than today’s computers.” Read More

“Facebook bans the sale of community groups” – BBC Tech

“Facebook has banned the selling of administration rights for community groups. This follows BBC News uncovering several incidents of group owners being approached about selling their pages.” Read More

“Apple announces its ‘Best of 2018’ lists across apps, games, music, podcasts and more” – TechCrunch

“Apple today announced its Best of 2018 selections – its annual, editorial list of what it considers the best content across its App Store and iTunes, along with its top charts of the most downloaded apps and games fo the year.” Read More

Entertainment

“What You’ve Done Before Doesn’t Count”: The Actor Roundtable” – Hollywood Reporter

“Six leading men — Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Timothee Chalamet, Richard E. Grant, Hugh Jackman and Viggo Mortensen — open up about the confidence to lose control, protecting their performances and who can play which roles now: “I’ve never liked being told no.” Read More

“Brie Larson To Star In Charlie Kaufman’s Netflix Movie ‘I’m Thinking Of Ending Things’” – Deadline

“I hear that Oscar winner Brie Larson, who is next up toplining Captain Marvel, is finalizing a deal to star I’m Thinking of Ending Things, the new film adapted and directed by Charlie Kaufman for Netflix.” Read More

“The Kids Are Alright: Country Aims To Influence Future Generations” – Billboard

“With its historic attachment to songs about cheating, drinking and divorce, country music has generally been regarded as a genre for adults. But new efforts at using the format to reach younger generations are transforming country into kids’ stuff.” Read More

 

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