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Jimmy Kimmel graciously shares spotlight with essential workers at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards

Reality Host  Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye Nicole Byer, Nailed It! Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O’Leary, Shark Tank Padma Lakshmi, and Tom Colicchio, Top Chef Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, Making It RuPaul, Drag Race   Structured Reality … Read more Jimmy Kimmel graciously shares spotlight with essential workers at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards

Robot stocking shelves in Japanese convenience store lets workers maintain social distancing 

Japanese convenience stores are testing out robots to stock store shelves in hopes of combating the country’s labor shortage and allowing human workers to socially distance during a pandemic. FamilyMart, Japan‘s second largest convenience store chain, has partnered with robotics company Telexistence on an android stock boy named Model-T, after Henry Ford’s famous car. Rather … Read more Robot stocking shelves in Japanese convenience store lets workers maintain social distancing 

More than half of workers expect NEVER to return to a five-day working week in the office

More than half of workers expect NEVER to return to a five-day working week in the office, survey finds Lockdown Lessons report found 58% felt more productive working from home  Many also learning new skills or hobbies due to the commute being removed TalkTalk also said internet usage during lockdown increased 40% year-on-year  By Tom … Read more More than half of workers expect NEVER to return to a five-day working week in the office

Workers race to dig out man buried alive under gravel

Workers race to dig out man buried alive under gravel after truck driver accidentally tips the load onto him The man was buried briefly under a truck-load of road chippings in Nairobi  Several of the man’s colleagues fought for three minutes to rescue him  They shoveled furiously to rescue the unfortunate worker from certain death … Read more Workers race to dig out man buried alive under gravel

Humanoid robot Pepper can now scan office workers’ faces to check if they are wearing masks

Japanese tech company SoftBank has created a version of its Pepper robot that can detect whether office workers are wearing a mask.     The 47-inch-high robot with human-like features is already in operation in some countries welcoming visitors to shops, exhibitions and other public spaces. But the upgraded version is designed to stand at the entrance … Read more Humanoid robot Pepper can now scan office workers’ faces to check if they are wearing masks

Health workers face six-month battle to clear the UK’s cancer backlog caused by coronavirus pandemic

Health workers face a six-month battle to clear the UK’s ‘frightening’ cancer backlog caused by coronavirus pandemic, MPs warn Cancer backlog will only clear if treatments run at 135% capacity for six months  Charity Action Radiotherapy warned that the UK is ‘past the point of no return’ There are concerns around 55,000 cancer patients could … Read more Health workers face six-month battle to clear the UK’s cancer backlog caused by coronavirus pandemic

Criminals who assault emergency workers will face up to two years in prison

Criminals who assault emergency workers will face up to two years in prison as ministers DOUBLE maximum sentences Criminals who assault emergency workers will face up to two years in jail Ministers plan to bring forward legislation to double the maximum sentence It relates to those convicted of assaults on police, prison staff, custody officers, … Read more Criminals who assault emergency workers will face up to two years in prison

NHS workers who fought on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic take part in mass protests

Frontline NHS workers, many of whom have been helping to fight the coronavirus pandemic, have protested to demand better wages. Campaigners in central London, many wearing scrubs or other NHS uniforms, held banners which read ‘stop clapping, start paying,’ ‘priceless yet penniless’ and ‘640 healthcare workers dead, blood on their hands’ alongside images of Prime … Read more NHS workers who fought on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic take part in mass protests

One in 10 workers freeze pension saving during Covid-19 crisis

One in 10 workers freeze pension saving during the Covid-19 crisis, risking the loss of tens of thousands from retirement pots People are giving up pension saving because they need cash for essentials Other reasons are being made redundant or furloughed, says Canada Life  A 30-year-old earning £30,000 stands to lose more than £45,000 by … Read more One in 10 workers freeze pension saving during Covid-19 crisis

North Korea ‘executes five Economic Ministry workers after they criticised Kim’s policies’ 

North Korea ‘executes five Economic Ministry workers after they criticised Kim’s policies at a dinner party’ It is thought the communist party officials were shot by firing squad on July 30 The five men had openly discussed stagnant economy in militarised nation state Their families are said to have also been transferred to a political … Read more North Korea ‘executes five Economic Ministry workers after they criticised Kim’s policies’