The Daily Populous

Thursday November 17th, 2022 night edition

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These companies ran an experiment: Pay workers their full salary to work fewer days.

Companies in the United Kingdom are about to complete the biggest trial of a four-day work week ever undertaken, anywhere in the world.

The program's thesis was a provocative one: that for six months, these companies would reduce their workers' hours by 20%, to 32 hours a week, but continue to pay them 100% of their pay.

They include financial firms, recruiters, consultants, health care companies and even a fish and chip shop (this is Britain, after all).

The same pay for less time at work?

From the moment the five-day week was adopted as the industry standard, about a century ago, we've been talking about spending less time at work.

What Terry says the workplace really needs — along with the workers who work in it — is to become more flexible. »

Iran tried to assassinate British residents 10 times this year, MI5 chief reveals

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Iran has plotted the assassination and kidnapping of at least 10 British residents it accuses of being “enemies of the regime”, the head of MI5 disclosed on Wednesday.

Mr McCallum said Iran was the “state actor which most frequently crosses into terrorism” labelling Tehran’s intelligence services “a sophisticated adversary” .

“At its sharpest this includes ambitions to kidnap or even kill British or UK-based individuals perceived as enemies of the regime. »

Almost Twice as Many Republicans Died From COVID Before the Midterms Than Democrats

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“In 2018 and the early parts of 2020, excess death rates for Republicans and Democrats are similar, and centered around zero,” the study said.

Is it possible that anti-vax Republicans dying from COVID affected the midterms?

But it certainly seems plausible given just how stark the differences in vaccination rates have been, among Democrats and Republicans.”. »

Sony’s Santa Monica Studio continues to lead with ‘God of War Ragnarök’

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“God of War” became a hit, winning top honors at the yearly Game Awards and selling 23 million copies worldwide.

“God of War Ragnarök” is shaping up to be the biggest video game release of the holiday season.

Yet “God of War Ragnarök” director Eric Williams has been subtly trying to flesh out Kratos beyond those toxic-masculinity impulses since the first game in the series, 2005’s “God of War.” »

Russian missiles reportedly cross into Poland, killing two

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The missiles reportedly killed two people near a grain silo in a village on the Ukraine border.

Gen. Pat Ryder said he was “aware” of reports that missiles had struck inside Poland.

“Collective response to Russian actions must be tough and principled,” he wrote, reiterating calls for western fighter jets and air defense systems to intercept Russian missiles. »