Day: September 20, 2022

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Work Won’t Love You Back, And That Is How It Should Be

In an Ezra Klein podcast episode Sarah Jaffe, author of Work Won’t Love You Back, blamed capitalism for our workplace woes. Throughout the interview, Jaffe sticks to a recurring theme, namely that “devotion to our jobs keeps us exploited, exhausted and alone.”  Depending on the task and the position at hand, some people may feel […]

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Parents warned that notorious 'Hi mum' WhatsApp scam now spreading to text messages

Earlier this year, Action Fraud warned that between February and June 2022 it had received 1,235 reports of criminals posing on WhatsApp as loved ones in need as they preyed on caring parents

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McDonald’s re-opens in Ukraine

McDonald’s is re-opening restaurants in Kyiv for the first time since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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UFC 2022: Hollywood actor Tom Hardy wins another jiu-jistu tournament after secretly entering

Hollywood actor Tom Hardy, 45, has won another gold medal after secretly entering a jiu-jitsu event in Milton Keynes in the UK. The Sun reports runner up Andy Leatherland, 42, said: “He brought the same intensity as he does to his films.” Watch Live UFC with ESPN on Kayo. Full Fight Night Events, PPV Prelims, […]

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Three killed in Iran protests over death of woman arrested by morality police over ‘unsuitable attire’

Iranian authorities have confirmed that three people were killed during popular unrest over the death of a young woman in police custody but sought to deflect blame from security forces by saying the protester killings were “suspicious”. Demonstrations continued in Tehran late on Tuesday and police fired tear gas, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. […]

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Twitch plans to prohibit streaming unlicensed gambling sites with slots, roulette, or dice games on October 18, amid the fallout from a streamer's gambling scam (Ash Parrish/The Verge)

Ash Parrish / The Verge: Twitch plans to prohibit streaming unlicensed gambling sites with slots, roulette, or dice games on October 18, amid the fallout from a streamer’s gambling scam  —  As the conversation concerning Twitch and the platform’s allowance of gambling streams continues to swirl, the platform has struck its first blow.

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Adnan Syed of ‘Serial’ Podcast Fame Is Free After 23 Years

Adnan Syed, whose 2000 murder conviction became a media sensation thanks to the Serial podcast, has been freed after 23 years. Per The Baltimore Sun, a circuit judge overturned the sentence “after prosecutors raised doubts about his guilty finding because of the revelation of alternative suspects in the homicide and unreliable evidence used against him […]

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Immelman’s men have mountain to climb in Presidents Cup

The golfing world’s attention this week will be focused on the Presidents Cup, which gets underway at Quail Hollow in North Carolina on Thursday, with the International team, under the captaincy of South African Trevor Immelman, left with a mountain to climb against the United States. America have won the last eight editions of the […]

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Wipro hires TCS’ Dhruv Anand to head Japan region

Wipro has appointed Dhruv Anand as country head and managing director of Japan operations. Anand will lead Wipro’s business expansion in Japan and will also partner with clients to help them achieve their growth ambitions by leveraging Wipro’s capabilities across experience, Data, analytics & insights, engineering edge, cloud services, cybersecurity, core business transformation, and managed […]

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Penny Wong in New York for the United Nations General Assembly

Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong won’t say whether Aussie soldiers would support Joe Biden’s commitment to defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion.

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