The Daily Populous

Friday December 3rd, 2021 evening edition

image for The world's largest shipping company said it's giving away $80 million in bonuses to employees as it sets to make record profits this year

The Danish shipping giant posted its most profitable quarter in its 117-year history last month.

Maesk is set to report the biggest profit in Danish corporate history.

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Maersk — the world's largest shipping company — said it will reward its employees with a $1,000 cash bonus each as the Copenhagen-based firm looks set to report record profits.

The bonus applies to about 80,000 of the Danish company's employees worldwide, bringing the total amount to $80 million, reported Denmark's Borsen newspaper and Bloomberg, citing an internal memo.

Maersk also gave a $1,000 bonus to most employees last year when it reported a $2.9 billion in profits. »

Italian Tries To Dodge Covid Jab Using Fake Arm

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A Italian man who wanted a coronavirus vaccine certificate without actually having the jab tried to play the system by presenting health workers with a fake arm, an official said Friday.

Despite the realistic skin colour, nobody was fooled by the silicone limb, and the man -- in his 50s -- was reported to local police following the incident on Thursday night in Biella, northwest Italy.

The fake arm incident comes ahead of a tightening of the rules Monday in Italy for people who have not yet been vaccinated against Covid-19. »