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Thursday March 16th, 2023 night edition

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South Korea’s government has been forced to rethink a planned rise in working hours after a backlash from younger people who said the move would destroy their work-life balance and put their health at risk.

The government had intended to raise the maximum weekly working time to 69 hours after business groups complained that the current cap of 52 hours was making it difficult to meet deadlines.

Yoon, a conservative who is seen as pro-business, had supported the raise to give employers greater flexibility.

Union leaders, however, had said it would force people to work longer hours, in a country already known for its punishing workplace culture.

There is no regard for workers’ health or rest,” the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions said in a statement.

“We’ll introduce bold measures to help cut working hours during pregnancy or while raising children,” Lee said last week, when asked if the raise would help alleviate the fertility crisis.

Women’s groups, however, said that the measure would hurt working mothers and other women. »

Florida man serving 400-year prison sentence walks free after being exonerated of robbery charge

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Man ordered to serve 400 years for 1989 armed robbery in Broward goes free Man ordered to serve 400 years for 1989 armed robbery in Broward goes free 02:28.

A man who served more than three decades of a 400-year prison sentence for armed robbery charges was freed Monday after being exonerated.

The nonprofit OIC of South Florida is set to help Holmes with reintegration services along with job training and placement. »

Indie dev accused of using stolen FromSoftware animations removes them, warns others against trusting marketplace assets

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The makers of the indie soulslike Bleak Faith: Forsaken have removed assets that were allegedly lifted from FromSoftware games (opens in new tab).

Archangel Studios denied the accusations of theft, saying the assets in question were purchased fair and square from the Unreal Engine Marketplace.

"The utilization of stolen assets is unacceptable, and we hope other indie creators won’t ever find themselves caught up in a similar situation. »

‘Total surprise and shock:’ Daytona Beach man attacked by alligator after answering door

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A Daytona Beach man bitten by a 9-foot alligator Saturday said the attack happened after he heard a noise at his front door and opened it, only to find an unexpected visitor.

Scot Hollingsworth said he was watching TV with his wife at their home on Champions Drive when he heard a bump at the door.

“We see alligators behind our house, it’s a regular thing, but they always keep their distance from us.”. »