The Mafia is handing out food to Italy’s needy in a bid to impose control over people’s lives as mobsters seek to capitalise on country’s coronavirus crisis

‘You become a partner, you enter the business,’ he said. ‘It’s not like someone comes in with a gun, it’s their financial consultants who at a certain point say, ‘With these partners we’ll allocate, with these partners we’ll do our banking’.’

Robots won’t take away our jobs. They will make work safer and more efficient

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, industries that did not previously pose a health and safety risk to workers — such as package and food delivery, travel, hospitality and even energy, transportation and construction — now do. Many of these jobs can’t be accomplished through Zoom, requiring a physical presence. So employers are looking […]

Metro managers created ‘toxic’ culture that puts riders at risk: analysis

“Controllers see some safety problems as so prevalent that they do not see any value in reporting the issues over and over again,” the report states. “For example, there are areas where speed commands continue to drop out due to Metrorail management’s repeated failures to ensure that issues are addressed.”

Roundup: Aussie state in tense balancing act between virus control, economic recovery

“We would all like to be open tomorrow, myself included, but to do that is not an act of leadership, that is to cave to some of the pressure that is there, to be driven by anger instead of the epidemiology, to be driven by opinion instead of science and data and doctors.” Enditem

UK warned against ‘out of control’ virus

This follows reports of people struggling to access tests. David Lammy, the Labour member of Parliament for the constituency of Tottenham in North London, said a constituent had been told their nearest drive-in test center was more than 885 kilometers away in Northern Scotland.

Aussie state in tense balancing act between virus control, economic recovery

“We would all like to be open tomorrow, myself included, but to do that is not an act of leadership, that is to cave to some of the pressure that is there, to be driven by anger instead of the epidemiology, to be driven by opinion instead of science and data and doctors.”

Good News: Stressful Jobs Not Linked to Cancer Risk

Researchers analyzed information from 12 previously published studies involving more than 116,000 employed people in Finland, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, or the United Kingdom. The study participants, who ranged in age from 17 to 70,  had rated the mental demands of their job as well as the amount of control they had at work.

Warning of return to full lockdown and ‘Christmas could be at risk’ if coronavirus cases rise

Ministers are set to slash the number of people who are allowed to gather together indoors from 30 Jonathan Van Tam warned that Brits have “relaxed too much” which has caused the current spike And he pointed out that party-loving youngsters must remember they are “potent spreaders” infecting the elderly.  Young people are said to […]

Woodward book: Trump denies lying about risks of coronavirus

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U.S. economic outlook darkens, job recovery risks reversing: Reuters poll

BENGALURU (Reuters) – The U.S. economic outlook has darkened in the past month amid renewed lockdowns in some states from surging coronavirus cases, according to economists in a Reuters poll who warned of a high risk the job recovery underway reverses by year-end.