Friday, 25 Sep 2020

Philippines records highest single-day jump in new coronavirus cases

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines reported its biggest single-day jump in new coronavirus cases on Sunday, adding 2,434 confirmed infections and taking the total count to 44,254, the health ministry said. The ministry said the rise could be attributed to increased contact among people as the country began easing lockdown measures to help reduce the […]

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Vogue Portugal defends mental illness cover

Vogue Portugal has responded to criticism over its depiction of mental health treatment on a recent magazine cover saying its aim was to “shine a light” on the important issue. The “Madness Issue” features a woman in a bathtub in a hospital setting with a nurse pouring water over her head. Mental health experts and […]

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Companies need to share more wealth with workers

For two generations, workers’ wages have stagnated. During this period, powerful institutional investors have tied executive pay to stock performance and created a corporate-governance system solely focused on delivering for stockholders. The bulk of the rewards for improved corporate performance shifted to stockholders and top management, at the expense of other company stakeholders. The result […]

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The motorcycle bandits terrorising northern Nigeria

Motorcycle-riding armed bandits operating out of abandoned forest reserves are ransacking communities in Nigeria’s north-west. The groups are the latest to join Nigeria’s lucrative kidnap for ransom industry, and are quite brazen in their operations. In the last decade more than 8,000 people have been killed in the states of Kebbi, Sokoto, Niger and Zamfara, […]

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