Adam Rasmi,

Adam Rasmi

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  • Quartz
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Past articles by Adam:

Why Lebanon Is Having a Surprising Solar Power Boom

TIME reports from Beirut on the tens of thousands of Lebanese who have embraced solar energy. → Read More

Britain’s Effort to House Ukrainian Refugees Isn’t Going as Planned

More than 100,000 refugees were welcomed into British homes. Now, thousands are at risk of homelessness. → Read More

Brits are turning to Google because they find new coronavirus guidelines confusing

The "stay home" messaging is probably clearer than "stay alert." → Read More

Grim new UK data will make easing the lockdown a tough sell

Ahead of Sunday's lockdown decision, new mortality and economic data showed the toll of Covid-19. → Read More

There’s never been a worse time for the UK to negotiate a trade deal with the US

Talks begin today, and it's hard to see how any deal offsets the costs of Brexit. → Read More

British people are the most supportive of lockdown measures, a global survey shows

Sunbathing, lockdown-flouting Brits are a small minority. → Read More

Boris Johnson's NHS experience could change his handling of coronavirus pandemic —

“The real hero of Jaws was the mayor, a wonderful politician. A gigantic fish is eating all his constituents and he decides to keep the beaches open,” he once said. → Read More

Coronavirus forces Britain to allow immigrants to stay after visa expires—for now

The government won't penalize those who are unable to leave because of the lockdown. → Read More

Coronavirus is forcing Britain’s Parliament to finally embrace virtual work

For the first time ever, MPs will use video conferencing to make laws and hold debates. → Read More

Sweatpants — Quartz Daily Obsession — Contributions —

The foundation has been laid for this moment for years, as high-fashion brands have found they’re a way to make money off newly fashion-conscious men, and athletic brands discover a women’s market they’ve long underserved. → Read More

CNBC | Barack Obama endorses Joe Biden for president —

The former president finally gave his endorsement to his VP now that Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee. In a video message, Obama evoked the progressive ideals of Biden’s rival Bernie Sanders and the need for the party to rally behind its candidate. → Read More

The race to bridge the gap in African genomics data research is winning investors over — Contributions —

Just 2% of data used in available genome-wide association studies are of African ancestry, which hampers drug development and reduces access to medicine on the continent. → Read More

It's been a tumultuous, loss-making year since the billion-dollar IPO of Jumia, "Africa's Amazon" — Contributions —

Since the day of its IPO, when the company saw its valuation top $3 billion, Jumia has grappled with allegations of fraud, deepening losses, and a share price that has plunged more than 90%. → Read More

The art of doing a remote job interview — Contributions —

With social distancing rules in place, more people are experiencing a strange and sometimes stressful step in the job application process: the remote interview. Here are a couple of tips on how to tackle one. → Read More

Armed thieves are capitalizing on the fact that everyone’s now wearing masks in public — Contributions —

One couple used surgical masks and gloves to hide their faces and fingerprints on an eight-day crime spree. → Read More

What to do if you risk overstaying your US visa due to Covid-19 — Contributions —

If you’re in danger of overstaying your visa because of the pandemic, you may be able to apply for an extension. We’ve made a guide for common scenarios, but in the more complicated cases it may be best to find an immigration lawyer. → Read More

Florida deemed WWE an “essential service,” opening the door for actual sports to return, too — Contributions —

In giving World Wrestling Entertainment the green light to keep taping shows without an audience, governor Ron DeSantis also opened the door for other sports leagues to play and air games in the state. → Read More

The US has made post-graduation jobs impossible to get for many foreign students — Contributions —

While it relaxed rules to allow students taking online classes outside the US to maintain their student visas, it hasn’t offered the same flexibility for soon-to-be graduates seeking employment. → Read More

New research pinpoints the share of US jobs that can be done from home — Contributions —

A paper from researchers at the University of Chicago found that 37% of jobs in the country can potentially be done remotely. The list includes white-collar sectors, like finance, but also less obvious ones, like education. → Read More

Reuters | Coronavirus 'Great Lockdown' to shrink global economy by 3% in 2020: IMF —

That’s according to the IMF, which predicts “the worst recession since the Great Depression, surpassing that seen during the global financial crisis a decade ago.” → Read More