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How Instagram’s influencers changed the model industry

How Instagram’s influencers changed the model industry

Technology
Evolve/Victoria Magrath/Models1Alexina Graham has been a successful fashion model for more than a decade - appearing in glossy magazines and walking the coveted Victoria’s Secret catwalk.But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, her work stopped.“I didn’t work at all in March and April,” she told BBC News.Over the past year, models have been asked to create their own content - shooting photos and promoting brands on personal social-media accounts.MODELS1“Social media is one of the main aspects of our job now,” Ms Graham said. “To shoot content every week, edit it all together and get it out there takes a long time.”L’Oréal’s brand ambassador, actress Eva Longoria, even filmed herself dying her own hair in lockdown.“It was a first for us to shoot a campaign with one of our spokesmodels in this...

Stock futures little changed after tech stocks rally

Finance
Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.Source: NYSEU.S. stock index futures were little changed during overnight trading on Monday, after all three major averages posted gains during regular trading hours. Futures contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 38 points, or 0.1%. S&P 500 futures were also up 0.1%, while Nasdaq 100 futures were flat.The Dow finished Monday's session 103 points higher, for a gain of 0.32%. The S&P 500 broke a two-day losing streak and advanced 0.7%. The Nasdaq Composite was the relative outperformer, jumping 1.23% for its fifth positive session in six.The gains came as the 10-year Treasury yield retreated, after touching a 14-month high last week."While the rise in yields has created volatility, we don't expect it to derail ...
Handball rule changed as football’s law makers Ifab confirms new accidental ruling

Handball rule changed as football’s law makers Ifab confirms new accidental ruling

Sports
Accidental handball that leads to a goal-scoring chance or a goal for a team-mate will no longer be penalised, say football's law makers. Ifab confirmed the change on Friday, saying it was because of the "interpretation of handball incidents" not being applied consistently.Fulham lost to Tottenham as Josh Maja was denied a goal as Davinson Sanchez's clearance flew into Mario Lemina's arm.Ifab is also looking a possible change to the law regarding offsides.Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has proposed that a player should be considered onside if any part of their body that can legally score a goal is level with the second-last defender.Fifa will also continue to test semi-automated technology to detect offside, whereby a signal is sent to the assistant referee almost instantly. When will t...

Your second stimulus check may be delayed if you changed your bank or moved

Finance
HispanolisticThe latest round of $ 600 stimulus checks is on the way, but for people who either changed their bank account information or moved recently, the next payment may be delayed.The IRS has already started the process of issuing the checks through direct deposit, and some people have already noticed the payment pending in their accounts.Generally, the payments are dated for Jan. 4, meaning the funds won't be available to use until then. Checks being sent this way will continue through this week and next, according to the IRS. The agency said it started sending out paper checks and debit cards via mail on Wednesday.Here's what you need to know about getting your second check if you've recently moved or changed banks.Direct deposit infoThe IRS is using account information that was e...

U.S. stock futures are little changed after the S&P 500’s first close above 3,400

Finance
Traders work during the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 17, 2020 at Wall Street in New York City.Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty ImagesU.S. stock futures were flat on Monday night after another record-setting session on Wall Street.Dow Jones Industrial Average futures traded just below the flatline along with S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures. During regular trading, the S&P 500 climbed 1% and closed above 3,400 for the first time. Apple also hit an all-time high, leading other tech names higher, while airline and cruise operator stocks jumped amid enthusiasm on the coronavirus front."Equity investors continue to express cautious optimism on the direction of the economy and progress with the virus," said Mark Hackett, chief of investment research at Nati...