Tag Archives: Work

Slack work chat app goes down, panic-tweeting takes top trend

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 20:05 Edited time: 9 Jan, 2018 20:33 Slack users have reported the team messaging app is down, sparking panic across social media. “Apologies, we’re having some trouble with your WebSocket connection,” Slack said to its users. “We’ve seen this problem clear up with a restart of Slack, a solution which we suggest to you now ...

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Iran warns to rethink work with IAEA & make Trump ‘regret’ if US jeopardizes nuclear deal

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 20:28 Tehran may reconsider its cooperation agreement with the UN nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, should the US default on its commitments to the 2015 Iranian deal, the country’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi has warned. The warning came during Salehi’s phone conversation with the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) director general, Yukiya Amano Monday. “If ...

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‘Cash for work’: Germany paid €230mn this year to keep Syrian refugees in Middle East

Germany paid €230 million this year to create 20,000 jobs for Syrian refugees stranded in countries like Jordan or Turkey. The measure is said to give people the means for life, but also to prevent them from entering Europe. Funded by the German government and some NGOs, thousands of Syrians are now engaged in low-paying jobs like waste disposal or ...

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Obama uses Prince Harry interview to lament ‘work still undone’ after Clinton election defeat

Former US President Barack Obama has opened up about the day he handed over the Oval Office keys to Donald Trump, in an interview by Prince Harry for BBC Radio 4’s Today program. Although he didn’t actually name Trump, Obama used the interview to take aim at his successor’s Twitter etiquette. He also said social media is “corroding civil discourse.” ...

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English town tried to ban swearing, but it didn’t f***ing work

A town council that planned to ban swearing in public places has been forced to scrap the plan after a backlash from police and civil liberties groups. In particular, the police said the law would be “unenforceable.” Rochdale Council in Greater Manchester revealed a proposal earlier this year for a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), which included a ban on ...

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Das boot ist kaputt! Germany has the world's best submarines… but none of them work

Published time: 18 Dec, 2017 04:34 Germany is effectively without its entire submarine fleet, and won’t have one vessel operational for months to come. Each one of the navy’s vaunted U-boats is either on maintenance or in desperate need of repairs. The German navy once boasted that its cutting-edge Type 212A submarines equipped with hydrogen fuel cells allow them to ...

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To bot-ly go: VR robots will do space work & defuse bombs – where humans can’t venture (VIDEO)

Published time: 16 Dec, 2017 03:51 New software by Brown University is allowing humans to virtually step into the shoes of their robot creations, boosting the snap decision-making of machines and helping to ensure they never get out of control. Robots have increased human productivity and mitigate risk factors for first responders in dangerous environments, like nuclear fallout zones or ...

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His last day at work? Baggage loader filmed drifting at busy Moscow airport (VIDEO)

Published time: 28 Nov, 2017 20:23 A service worker at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo international airport has been apparently very excited with the first huge snowfall in the Russian capital, cutting quite a figure with his vehicle performing maneuvers in-between other ground support equipment and a plane. A baggage loader was filmed “drifting” at the airport by one of the passengers on ...

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‘US State Department going rogue, agrees to work with countries that use child soldiers’

If US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cares more about money than human rights of children that are being forced to become child soldiers, then we have a real problem, Jennifer Breedon, international criminal law attorney, told RT. In a confidential US State Department memo, reported first by Reuters, Rex Tillerson reportedly breached the Child Soldiers Prevention Act when he ...

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