The Daily Populous

Monday November 28th, 2022 night edition

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A hundred UK companies have signed up for a permanent four-day working week for all their employees with no loss of pay, a milestone in the campaign to fundamentally change Britain’s approach to work.

Proponents of the four-day week say that the five-day pattern is a hangover from an earlier economic age.

They argue that a four-day week would drive companies to improve their productivity, meaning they can create the same output using fewer hours.

The two biggest companies that have signed up are Atom Bank and global marketing company Awin, who each have about 450 staff in the UK.

Joe Ryle, the UK campaign’s director, said there was increasing momentum in the adoption of the four-day week, even as companies brace for a long recession.

“With many businesses struggling to afford 10% inflation pay rises, we’re starting to see increasing evidence that a four-day week with no loss of pay is being offered as an alternative solution.”.

Most of the companies that have officially adopted the four-day week are in the services sector such as technology, events or marketing companies. »

Thomas James: Navy petty officer who helped disarm Colorado nightclub shooter speaks out for first time

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“I want to support everyone who has known the pain and loss that have been all too common these past few years.

My thoughts are with those we lost on Nov. 19, and those who are still recovering from their injuries.”.

The comments represent his first public statement since he and Richard Fierro, an Army veteran, helped take down a shooter firing at patrons at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado on November 19. »

Trump calls Kanye West ‘seriously troubled man, who just happens to be black’ amid fallout over dinner

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Donald Trump sharply criticised rapper Kanye West and ramped up his efforts to distance himself from a recent meeting between the two as the fallout over Mr Trump’s association with Mr West’s campaign advisers continues.

The rapper West has been surrounding himself with an ever-expanding circle of right-wing grifters as his embrace of anti-Jewish rhetoric (and the resulting backlash) continues.

He has also made favourable comments about journalists being murdered and made exceedingly racist comments about comedian Leslie Jones and others. »

Iranian drone advisers who were helping Russia bombard Ukraine were killed in Crimea, Kyiv official says

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Iran initially denied sending the drones to Russia, but later admitted to sending a small number before the war.

Ukraine killed Iranians who were advising Russians on how to pilot Iranian-made drones in Crimea, Ukraine's top security official confirmed, per a report.

The UK and the EU have announced sanctions on Iran for providing Russia with the Shahed-136 drones. »

Herschel Walker asks what a pronoun is: “Pronouns? What’s a pronoun?”

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“The last time I checked, Herschel Walker does not identify as trans, therefore his comparison and comments are irrelevant.

Christian Walker’s mother and Herschel Walker’s ex-wife Cynthia Grossman has said that Herschel Walker physically abused her and threatened to shoot her.

Herschel Walker claims that all the new accusations from this year are lies. »