AmazonBasics wireless keyboard review: A quiet, affordable alternative to clacking keys

The AmazonBasics Wireless Keyboard, which Amazon trumpets as “quiet and compact,” is built for this age of open work environments. When personal space is at a premium and even the clattering of a keyboard can feel intrusive, this discreet device helps everyone get along. A surprising number of features for the price The budget-priced keyboard measures 5.6 x 17.7 x 0.9 inches and is constructed of lightweight plastic. Because it weighs a hair over one pound you may best tempted to throw it in a laptop bag and take it…

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Unvaccinated Children In 15-18 Age Group Won’t Be Allowed To Enter Haryana Schools, When They Reopen: Minister

Children in the age group of 15-18 years who are not vaccinated against Covid will not be allowed to enter schools, when they reopen, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said on Friday. Schools in the state are currently shut in view of big surge in coronavirus cases in the past fortnight. The minister issued the instruction during a meeting with officials to review the current Covid situation in the state. “During the meeting, the health minister urged all the parents of children between 15 to 18 years of age to…

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COVID-19 revealed how sick the US health care delivery system really is

If you got the COVID-19 shot, you likely received a little paper card that shows you’ve been vaccinated. Make sure you keep that card in a safe place. There is no coordinated way to share information about who has been vaccinated and who has not. That is just one of the glaring flaws that COVID-19 has revealed about the U.S. health care system: It does not share health information well. Coordination between public health agencies and medical providers is lacking. Technical and regulatory restrictions impede use of digital technologies. To put it bluntly, our health…

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Uncertainty Grips Markets as Optimism Wanes

Amid the prolonged and painful pandemic, risks to global financial stability have remained contained—so far. But with economic optimism fading, and with financial vulnerabilities intensifying, this is a time for careful policy calibration. To an unprecedented degree, the world’s central banks, finance ministries, and international financial institutions have asserted—for a year and a half—policy support for economic growth. Now they must craft strategies that safely approach the next stage of monetary and fiscal policy action. The sense of optimism that had propelled markets in the first half of the year is…

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Leadership Spotlight: Jen Robertson, Software Engineering Manager

Each month, we’re interviewing members of Volusion’s leadership team to gain insight into the people behind the company. This month, we’re talking with Volusion’s Software Engineering Manager, Jen Robertson. How did your background prepare you for joining Volusion? Prior to joining Volusion, I was working at a very fast-paced startup called Pinpoint. Working in this environment really helped me learn to move quickly even when there is ambiguity. I learned to fail fast and pivot quickly when necessary. This has helped me tremendously here at Volusion as we are trying…

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CPI to hit 4% – How can savers beat inflation

Inflation is now the biggest monster that both savers and investors have to tackle, with 4% being a very lofty hurdle to reach before you make any positive returns. If the Bank of England soothsayers are correct we’ll see cash savers face further clobbers to their returns and a scramble to inflation-beating assets. Cash savers have already been through the wars as savings rates dwindled dramatically during the pandemic, from a low bar. With inflation currently at 2.5% savers are already facing losses in real terms, even if they’re willing…

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