Big Tech Firms Ramp Up Environmental Disclosure
New S&P Analysis: Big tech firms ramp up environmental disclosure amid calls for more transparencyQ2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreA new S&P Global Market Intelligence analysis found that big tech companies are taking note of investor demand for greater transparency in environmental reporting, with Facebook, Apple and others recently publishing environmental progress reports. Leveraging Trucost data, the analysis measures how transparent selected American big tech companies are being about their operational environmental and climate-change related risks through weighted disclosu...
Netflix unveils first look of Egyptian series ‘Paranormal’
Streaming giant Netflix is expanding its footprint in the Middle East and North Africa region with its new Arabic original series, ‘Paranormal’.The Egyptian production, a first for the platform, stars Ahmed Amin playing hematologist Dr Refaat Ismail, a man in his 40s, who encounters a series of paranormal incidents. The show was slated for an earlier wrap, but saw delays in shooting and production following the spread of COVID-19.The first look of the series was finally released, with the series also featuring Razane Jammal as Maggie Mckillop, a Scottish scientist and Dr Refaat’s former collea...
How Netflix went from foe to friend in Indonesia
US-based streaming platform Netflix is one of the most recent tech giants to have become subject to taxes in Indonesia, as its popularity increases during the pandemic and the government hunts for untapped sources of revenue.While the streaming service has not disclosed its Indonesian subscription numbers, the company has met a threshold for taxation stipulated by a Finance Ministerial Regulation. The regulation holds that nonresident foreign firms selling digital products and services in Indonesia worth more than Rp 600 million (US$41,345) a year or generating yearly traffic of more than 12,0...
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‘This Is Us’ Star Justin Hartley Texted Wife Chrishell Stause To Tell Her He’d Filed For Divorce
New details were revealed about Chrishell Stause‘s divorce from Justin Hartley in a new preview for the next season of Netflix’s Selling Sunset.In the clip, which you can watch below, Stause revealed that Hartley told her their divorce was filed through a text message.“He texted me that we were filed. Forty-five minutes later the world knew,” she said teary-eyed. Mary Fitzgerald, Stause’s friend and co-worker, replied with a shocked question, “He just blindsided you?” Stause nods in response, holding back tears.“Because of the crazy way in which this went down, people want answers, and I want ...
Netflix Announces Prequel Series Of ‘The Witcher,’ ‘Blood Origin’
Netflix has announced an upcoming prequel series of its popular show, The Witcher. The limited series, The Witcher: Blood Origin will be a six-part, live-action series filmed in the U.K.According to Netflix, the show is “set in an elven world 1,200 years before the world of The Witcher, Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time – the origin of the very first Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal ‘conjunction of the spheres,’ when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.”Declan de Barra, the executive producer and showrunner for the series, said in a statement t...
Dwayne Johnson has ordered Ryan Reynolds to play Hawkman
Dwayne Johnson has responded to Ryan Reynolds ruling himself out playing Hawkman in 'Black Adam' - telling Ryan he has to portray the character.The 'Deadpool' star had taken to social media to deny reports that he is to star as the comic book character in the DC Extended Universe movie, but 'The Rock' insists he has no choice but to be Hawkman.In response to Reynolds, Dwayne tweeted: "You ARE playing Hawkman and that's that. You're also Deadpool, Green Lantern (when you want because you own the intellectual property), you're in the Zack Snyder JL movie and you're also @KevinHart4real's dad. Li...
15 minutes with Chicago-area native Taylor Zakhar Perez of Netflix's 'The Kissing Booth 2'
CHICAGO — Long before he was lauded as the internet’s new boyfriend for his guitar-playing, smooth-dancing, ab-baring role in the Netflix movie “The Kissing Booth 2,” Taylor Zakhar Perez was a star swimmer at Chesterton High School in northwest Indiana.Zakhar Perez plays Marco, who distracts classmate Elle (Joey King) from her long-distance relationship with Noah (Jacob Elordi) in the high-school rom-com, which dropped July 24. Here’s what we learned about Zakhar Perez from our 15-minute phone interview.He comes from a large family.Zakhar Perez, 28, said he has five sisters and two brothers, a...