Tag Archives: Work

‘Good police work’? Five dead after ‘smuggling event’ sets cops on high-speed car chase in Texas

A hot pursuit by US Border Control and a Texas county sheriff has resulted in five deaths, after an SUV carrying illegal migrants flipped over, sending passengers up in the air and flying out of the vehicle. Just before noon, about 50 miles from the Mexico border, US Border Patrol initiated a pursuit of a Chevrolet Suburban suspected of being ...

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‘Can’t work with this woman’: Key ally Seehofer reportedly jabs Merkel over migration

On the back of the latest round of fighting over illegal immigration, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer of Bavaria’s CSU party reportedly castigated Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying he “can’t work with this woman anymore.” Horst Seehofer, a heavyweight of Bavarian and German politics, previously unveiled a new strategy called the ‘Migration Masterplan.’ It would allow German authorities to turn back ...

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Get out of jail card: Russia plans penal work option for prisoners with non-felony convictions

The Russian government is considering legislation which will allow those convicted of offences which do not constitute a felony to work instead of serving out their sentence in prison. The bill, that has been introduced in the State Duma, seeks to reduce the minimal term after which inmates can be let out early to do penal work. Under the current ...

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How Facebook’s new 3D photos work

In May, Facebook teased a new feature called 3D photos, and it’s just what it sounds like. However, beyond a short video and the name, little was said about it. But the company’s computational photography team has just published the research behind how the feature works and, having tried it myself, I can attest that the results are really quite ...

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Password AutoFill in iOS 12 will work with third-party password managers

Apple will now allow password manager applications to integrate with Password AutoFill in iOS 12. That means you’ll have easier access to all your passwords when trying to sign into mobile websites and apps, not just those stored in iCloud Keychain. This may seem like a small change, but it’s actually an important one. Many users today take advantage of ...

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BP suspends work on gas field shared with Iran

BP has stopped work on the Rhum gas field in the North Sea, which it has a 50-percent stake in, sharing it with the National Iranian Oil Company. The company cited the reintroduction of US sanctions against Tehran as the reason. The company, which agreed to sell its stake in Rhum to another UK-based company, Serica Energy, said, as quoted by The Independent, ...

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Indian govt employee declares himself reincarnation of Vishnu, skips work to go to '5th dimension'

A senior engineer at an Indian government agency has been no-show to work for eight months for he was busy performing his duties as a deity, namely the 10th reincarnation of Vishnu, the man explained in a letter to the employer. Some office workers are ready to go to great lengths to find a legitimate reason to be absent from ...

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Head of Russian Audit Chamber bursts into tears when summing up her work before parliament

Tatyana Golikova, who has been offered the post of deputy PM in charge of social policies, has burst into tears during the parliamentary session which approved her resignation as the head of the Audit Chamber. “All our efforts were targeted at maximum saving of the state resources. If you take a close look at our reports you will see that ...

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Why sanctions don’t work – RT’s Keiser Report lays out the facts

Published time: 7 May, 2018 12:56 The global economy has become so internationalized that sanctions again one country lead to economic problems in the other, say Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert of Keiser Report. They explain why financial blockades don’t work. The hosts also discuss why US President Donald Trump’s unpredictability can be good for the global economy, and why ...

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Amazon exec Charlie Kindel says he’s leaving to take a serious break from ‘work’

Amazon is famous for its hard-charging work culture, and Charlie Kindel, an Amazon executive who helped shape the rise of Alexa, is ready to hit the pause button after a five-year stint with the company and three years with the team at work on the company’s smart home division. Writing on his personal blog earlier today, Kindel shared the memo ...

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