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Theater Review: 'Staged' and 'Talking Heads'

By Matt Wolf

“Staged,” a six-episode sitcom, and “Talking Heads,” a remake of a group of vaunted monologues, show what good can come of a bereft theatrical scene in Britain.

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Reckoning With Ghosts of Social Media Past

By Roxane Gay

Grappling with a former online presence while facing the world with a new, more enlightened outlook. Plus: Mandatory white fun.

Woman Says She Was Fired Because Her Children Disrupted Her Work Calls

By Allyson Waller

Drisana Rios of San Diego said in a lawsuit that she lost her job with an insurance brokerage firm after a supervisor complained that her children were being noisy during meetings.

Who Received P.P.P. Rescue Loans?

We now know the names of many of the businesses that received $521 billion in small-business rescue loans. Some of the recipients will raise eyebrows.

Palantir Files for an I.P.O.

By Erin Griffith

The data start-up, which has a valuation of $20 billion, would be the largest Silicon Valley tech listing since Uber made its debut last year.

In the Covid-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can’t Have Both.

By Deb Perelman

Our struggle is not an emotional concern. We are not burned out. We are being crushed by an economy that has bafflingly declared working parents inessential.

Do Empty Stadiums Affect Outcomes? The Data Says Yes

By Rory Smith

When the Bundesliga resumed its season without fans, it became a valuable laboratory. Other leagues should take note of what it learned.

Do Empty Stadiums Affect Outcomes? The Data Says Yes

By Rory Smith

When the Bundesliga resumed its season without fans, it became a valuable laboratory. Other leagues should take note of what it learned.

Haim Steps Into a New Groove on β€˜Women in Music Pt. III’

By Lindsay Zoladz

On the band’s third album, the sisters in Haim add what was missing from previous releases — tension and texture — to make their sharpest and most adventurous songs yet.

Don’t Hate Me, but I Hate My Job

By Roxane Gay

Here’s how to navigate professional misery during a recession. Plus: On avoiding tokenism.

New Zealanders returning home face backlash as coronavirus resurgence fears grow

By Barnini Chakraborty

​​​​​​​New Zealanders aren't exactly rolling out the welcome wagon for their fellow residents who have ridden out the coronavirus for the past several months in other countries. In fact, in some cases, the homecoming has been downright hostile. 

Wirecard Scandal: Former CEO Markus Braun let out on bail

By Philipp GrΓΌll

Almost €2 billion are missing from the balance sheets of Wirecard, a German financial services provider. Markus Braun, CEO of the company until last week, was released on bail on Tuesday afternoon (23 June) after a night in custody. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Manhunt underway after officer killed, another wounded in New Zealand: report

By Nick Perry

An unarmed police officer was shot and killed and another was wounded after they tried to pull over a car in New Zealand's largest city Friday morning, police said. A large search was being conducted in Auckland for the alleged shooter and another person who escaped in a second car.

New Zealand reports third new coronavirus case brought from outside country

By Stephen Sorace

A man who flew from Pakistan to New Zealand tested positive for the coronavirus this week, becoming the country’s third reported case in a traveler in a matter of days, health officials said Thursday.

What Have We Learned About Reopening?

By Spencer Bokat-Lindell

Some countries have handled it better than others. Which path will the United States take?

Srini Gopalan to head Deutsche Telekom in Germany

By JΓΆrn Krieger

Srini Gopalan, currently board member for Europe, will be the new board member for Germany at Deutsche Telekom as of November 1, 2020.

He succeeds Dirk Wössner, who will become chairman of the board of management of Compugroup from 2021. In his new role, Gopalan will be responsible for Deutsche Telekom’s mobile and fixed-network business in Germany.

Timotheus Höttges, chairman of the board of management of Deutsche Telekom, is looking forward to working with Gopalan in his new position: “The best get the most challenging jobs. What he has achieved so far for Deutsche Telekom is remarkable. The Europe segment is in very good shape, he has put it back on the growth track.”

“Srini has a broad base and knows our industry inside out. He is characterised by a good understanding of our customers’ needs combined with strong analytical skills. He has known our industry for over ten years,” said Höttges.

“During this time, he has gained valuable experience in both Europe and India, two of the most important telecommunications markets in the world. His focus will be on the expansion of a high-performance FTTH infrastructure in Germany and the extension of our 5G market leadership. The Corona crisis has shown how important stable and performant networks are.”

Gopalan added: “I have great respect for the new task and look forward to working with a great management team and very wonderful and highly motivated employees. The conditions for continuing the team’s successful work are very good. At the same time, the challenges are great: With the construction of the 5G network and the FTTH infrastructure for Germany, two major projects will challenge us in the next few years. They are of decisive importance for the future of Germany as a business location.”

Gopalan will continue to head the Europe department on a temporary basis until a successor has been found. Gopalan has been responsible for the board of management department for Europe since January 2017. Prior to this, h was responsible for the consumer business at Indian telecommunications provider Bharti Airtel.

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