Vice Media Group has reportedly let go of several employees and effectively shut down its feminist news and pop culture website, Jezebel.
As the media landscape continues to evolve, job cuts and restructurings have become increasingly common. Unfortunately, Vice is the latest company to experience this trend, with the layoffs impacting multiple members of their team.
At the same time, Shell has filed a lawsuit against Greenpeace, seeking $2 million in damages following a protest on its moving oil platform. This legal action marks the latest clash between the oil giant and the environmental organization.
These events come as the co-captain of an Alabama riverboat, involved in a viral brawl, faces charges of assault. Furthermore, an Arkansas man recently received the world’s first whole-eye, partial face transplant, marking a significant medical breakthrough.
In the realm of health and wellness, new weight loss trends have emerged on social media. However, experts doubt the effectiveness of “navel oiling,” a TikTok trend that claims to promote weight loss by putting oil in the belly button.
In the entertainment industry, MGM and Caesars have dodged strikes by Las Vegas casino workers just days before the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Meanwhile, Disney’s stock has soared 6% following strong financial results, marking its biggest gain of 2023.
In the political sphere, Senator Tim Scott’s girlfriend made her debut at a GOP presidential debate, putting an end to speculation about his love life. Additionally, Israel has agreed to 4-hour daily pauses in fighting amid ongoing conflicts.
On the business front, Dish Network has let go of 500 employees as part of their 2023 layoff tracker. Moreover, AstraZeneca is set to pay up to $2 billion for an experimental obesity pill as the weight loss drug market grows.
Significantly, Hollywood strikes have come to an end, but their impacts linger, resulting in delays for numerous movies this year. Additionally, Apple may be forced to pay $14 billion in EU taxes after a legal setback.
Lastly, OpenAI, the organization behind ChatGPT, blames intermittent outages on abnormal traffic, citing a potential cyberattack. Additionally, Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy have recently clashed over a TikTok-related controversy.