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  • Brutal chart shows how much more efficient France was than Croatia in the World Cup Final
    Business Insider UK38 minutes ago

    Brutal chart shows how much more efficient France was than Croatia in the World Cup Final

    France's offensive attack was far more efficient than Croatia in the World Cup Final, and it proved to be part of the difference in the win. Croatia took twice as many shots as France but had fewer that were on-target. Circumstance and officiating also had a big impact on the goal difference.

  • Jailed Reuters journalists to testify in Myanmar court
    Business Insider UK40 minutes ago

    Jailed Reuters journalists to testify in Myanmar court

    Two jailed Reuters reporters on trial in Myanmar accused of obtaining secret state documents will testify in court from Monday, in a case that is seen as a test of press freedom in the fledgling democracy. Journalists Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were last week charged with breaching the colonial-era

  • Pakistan opens terrorism case against ex-PM's party days before election
    Business Insider UK2 hours ago

    Pakistan opens terrorism case against ex-PM's party days before election

    LAHORE, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani authorities have opened a criminal case against leaders of jailed ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif's political party under an anti-terrorism law, 10 days before a hotly contested general election, according to a police report. The case relates to a

  • France wins thrilling World Cup final over Croatia to lift the trophy for the first time in 20 years
    Business Insider UK2 hours ago

    France wins thrilling World Cup final over Croatia to lift the trophy for the first time in 20 years

    France took home the 2018 World Cup after a 4-2 victory in the final over Croatia. French dominated the game and despite numerous dangerous attacks from Croatia were able to take home the win rather comfortably. 19-year-old wunderkind Kylian Mbappe scored a late goal for France, becoming the first

  • Six reasons your workplace’s sexual-harassment training will fail
    Quartz13 days ago

    Six reasons your workplace’s sexual-harassment training will fail

    In the months since sexual harassment in the workplace exploded into the public consciousness, a growing range of organizations—from Fortune 500 companies to the US Senate and the United Nations—are reconsidering their policies and procedures. Often, that means taking a new look at the training they

  • Porn could have a bigger economic influence on the US than Netflix
    Quartz25 days ago

    Porn could have a bigger economic influence on the US than Netflix

    You shell out $11 for Netflix, $15 for movie tickets, and $25 for cheap NBA seats. But how does America’s porn obsession fuel the economy? In 2012, respondents to an XBIZ poll estimated the industry makes about $5 billion a year. According to Alex Helmy, founder and publisher of adult-entertainment trade

  • Reuters - UK Focus26 days ago

    Half of UK employers expect they will struggle to find staff - REC

    Half of British employers think they will struggle to find the permanent staff they need, the biggest proportion since early 2017, a survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) showed on Wednesday. Strong employment growth has been a bright spot in Britain's economy over the last

  • The mistake Elon Musk made in his memo about layoffs at Tesla
    Quartzlast month

    The mistake Elon Musk made in his memo about layoffs at Tesla

    Elon Musk’s latest memo to Tesla employees wasn’t pretty—it announced a 9% reduction in the company’s workforce—but it got a lot of things right. Musk was transparent about why the electric-car maker was cutting jobs, mainly in salaried positions: “Tesla has grown and evolved rapidly over the past several

  • Corbyn pledges law to let staff keep 100% of their tips
    Sky Newslast month

    Corbyn pledges law to let staff keep 100% of their tips

    Jeremy Corbyn is to pledge that a Labour government would make it illegal for employers to pocket any tips given to hospitality workers. In a speech to the Bakers Union on Sunday, the leader of the Labour Party will say: "Tips should be kept by the staff who earn them, not employers.

  • The harrowing reality of getting and working on an H-1B in Trump’s America
    Quartz2 months ago

    The harrowing reality of getting and working on an H-1B in Trump’s America

    For almost five weeks last year, Shikha Gupta*, an Indian working with a large consulting firm in New York, was unemployed and without pay, because of the Donald Trump administration’s changes to the H-1B visa process. Gupta, a New York University graduate, had been working for about nine months with

  • All the ways Trump’s closest confidants insult his intelligence
    Quartz2 months ago

    All the ways Trump’s closest confidants insult his intelligence

    John Kelly may not have joined the elite club of former White House chiefs of staff yet, but this week he joined another exclusive group: Donald Trump’s close confidantes who reportedly insult him behind his back. Trump’s known for his insults—on Twitter alone, the president had insulted 446 people,

  • Sky News2 months ago

    'Sickies' in decline as increasing number of staff work while ill, study finds

    UK workers are more likely to turn up to work unwell than "pull a sickie", according to a new report. The number of companies reporting an increase in staff attending work when they are ill has more than tripled since 2010. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) surveyed

  • Reuters - UK Focus3 months ago

    Libya's NOC talks to BP and Eni about resuming exploration

    Libya's National Oil Corporation has held discussions with majors BP and Eni about resuming exploration activity in the North African country, it said on Thursday. BP signed a major exploration deal in ...

  • Finance industry should rethink communications with older people, says Age UK
    PA Money News3 months ago

    Finance industry should rethink communications with older people, says Age UK

    Older people would prefer a more down-to-earth approach and language from the financial services sector, the charity argues.

  • Reuters - UK Focus3 months ago

    BORSE EUROPA mosse in apertura, incognita su titoli produttori chip

    Le borse europee sono mosse oggi in apertura e, a causa della presentazione di alcune trimestrali, il mercato non è riuscito prendere una direzione precisa, mentre il comparto dei produttori dei chip è ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus3 months ago

    BORSE EUROPA deboli con Ubs, pesa rialzo rendimenti bond

    Le borse europee sono deboli oggi, appesantite dai dati insoddisfacenti del gigante bancario svizzero Ubs e dal rialzo del rendimento dei bond. **Alle 10,25 italiane il paneuropeo STOXX 600 registra -0,24%. ...

  • “Strong men wanted”: Tech hiring in China is rife with blatantly sexist job ads
    Quartz3 months ago

    “Strong men wanted”: Tech hiring in China is rife with blatantly sexist job ads

    A review of nearly 40,000 job ads posted in the last five years shows how blatant sexism can be when it comes to hiring in China—even on the part of some of the country’s most global tech titans. The report from US-based nonprofit Human Rights Watch found that Chinese employers, from civil services to

  • Royal Mail boss Moya Greene to step down
    Sky News3 months ago

    Royal Mail boss Moya Greene to step down

    Royal Mail (LSE: RMG.L - news) 's chief executive Moya Greene is to step down after more than eight years in charge with almost £1m in pay and bonus. Rico Back, the head of Royal Mail's parcels delivery arm GLS, will take over as the new chief executive, as was reported by Sky News last week

  • Eight out of 10 big firms pay men more than women
    Sky News3 months ago

    Eight out of 10 big firms pay men more than women

    Britain's biggest companies have lifted the lid on gender pay gap - with eight out of 10 admitting they pay men more than women. Some 78% of companies said they have a gender pay gap in favour of men, with 14% saying they have a median pay gap in favour of women and 8% having no gender pay gap.

  • This year, the H-1B visa will find fewer takers among India’s big IT companies
    Quartz3 months ago

    This year, the H-1B visa will find fewer takers among India’s big IT companies

    The number of hoops companies have to jump through to bring foreign workers into the US is only growing under the Trump administration. And Indian IT firms are no longer up for the hassle. The pool of applicants for H-1B visas has been churned. Indian outsourcing companies are now scaling back while

  • GM’s dress code is only two words
    Quartz3 months ago

    GM’s dress code is only two words

    When asked what men can do to improve women’s lives at work, Mary Barra gets straight to the point: “Stop making assumptions,” she tells Quartz. As chief executive at General Motors, Barra practices what she preaches. Her management philosophy is epitomized by GM’s workplace dress code—which is equally

  • Hilton Hotels’ newest upgrades are strictly for staff
    Quartz3 months ago

    Hilton Hotels’ newest upgrades are strictly for staff

    Behind the graceful lobbies and elegant dining rooms of luxury hotels are the grim, windowless spaces where employees work, eat, and try to relax. Kitchens are chaotic, hallways are scuffed and cluttered, break rooms furnished with mismatched or broken chairs retired from guest rooms. Hotels will spend

  • Indian companies often prefer to hire men over women—and pay them more
    Quartz3 months ago

    Indian companies often prefer to hire men over women—and pay them more

    India’s female labour force participation rate is among the lowest in the world, and one reason for this is that employers just don’t want to hire women. In a study of 830,929 job advertisements posted on blue collar jobs portal Babajobs.com (which later merged with QuikrJobs), between 2007 and 2017,

  • Sky News3 months ago

    28m apply for 90,000 jobs at Indian Railways

    At least 28 million people have applied for a job with Indian Railways after its latest nationwide recruitment drive. The world's 10th largest employer is offering 90,000 positions across the country to prospective engine drivers and other workers. Around 26,000 assistant train driver jobs have

  • Handy is quietly lobbying state lawmakers to declare its workers aren’t employees
    Quartz4 months ago

    Handy is quietly lobbying state lawmakers to declare its workers aren’t employees

    Should Uber drivers, Handy cleaners, and other “gig economy” workers be considered employees? Conference panels, think tanks, newspaper op-ed sections, and the courts have debated the question for years, and now it has quietly landed in the laps of state lawmakers. Within the last six months, legislators

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