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Tuesday May 26th, 2020 day edition

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Former Democratic presidential candidate and entrepreneur Andrew Yang used the Memorial Day weekend to advocate for a four-day workweek on Twitter.

"3-Day weekends are better than 2-Day weekends.

It would create jobs at the margins and improve mental health," Yang tweeted Monday.

In the video, Ardern briefly floated the idea of a four-day workweek, though she said, "Ultimately, that really sits between employers and employees.".

Advocates of the plan, including Yang, say such a system could lead to job creation and happier workers.

Perpetual Garden's employees worked four eight-hour days rather than five at their usual salary on a trial run lasting eight weeks.

In addition to a four-day workweek, Yang has also called for a European-style mandatory minimum employee leave policy. »

Alberta minister says it’s a ‘great time’ to build a pipeline because COVID-19 restrictions limit protests against them

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Alberta’s energy minister says it’s a good time to build a pipeline because public-health restrictions limit protests against them.

“Now is a great time to be building a pipeline because you can’t have protests of more than 15 people,” Ms. Savage said.

Unprompted, Ms. Savage went on to suggest that the economic turmoil caused by the pandemic favours pipeline construction. »

'Everybody will love it': A four-day work week could help rebuild Canada's economy post-COVID-19, experts say

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But could it actually be a panacea for a country looking to rebuild a post-corona economy?.

“There’s not a one-size-fits-all solution,” he said, but a four-day work week could be a good fit in some cases.

Experts agree that if and when a vaccine or effective treatment is found for COVID-19, that should help the country’s overall recovery immensely. »

Over 40 Eswatini students duped into skinning...

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However, once they arrived in Taiwan, they soon found themselves working long hours in a frigid factory skinning chicken carcasses.

The program, advertised in June of 2018, was called the "Taiwan Work/Study Scholarship" and offered applicants "hands-on practical and work experience" while earning a Bachelor's in Business Administration.

What they encountered in Taiwan was reminiscent of the case of over 40 Sri Lankan students from Kang Ning University who were duped into working in a slaughterhouse. »

Crayola launches ‘Colors of the World’ skin tone crayons

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Crayola is launching a box of crayons with different skin tones for children to “accurately color themselves into the world.”.

“Colors of the World” crayons, the company said in a statement, includes 24 new crayons designed to mirror and represent over 40 different skin tones.

The new Crayola “Colors of the World” crayons will be available in July in a 24- and 32-count pack. »