PFA says Premier League 30% pay cut plans would harm NHS

Liverpool lead the Premier League by 25 points from Manchester City The Professional Footballers’ Association says that proposals for a 30% pay cut for Premier League players would be “detrimental to our NHS”. The PFA also called on the league to increase its own £20m charity pledge. The league wants…

Coronavirus Threatens Detroit’s Pipeline of Canadian Nurses

TORONTO—For years, some 1,600 nurses from Windsor, Ontario, have commuted daily across the border to work in Detroit’s health-care system, filling a nursing shortage in the Michigan city. Now the nurses are at the center of a heated dispute between Canada and the U.S., as Canadian officials on Friday threatened…

Vint Cerf ‘No Longer Contagious’ With Covid-19

DevNull127 writes: Good news — VA Public Health has certified my wife and me as no longer contagious with COVID19,” tweeted 76-year-old Vint Cerf, one of the creators of the modern internet. He added one word. “Recovering!” It seemed especially appropriate that Cerf shared his news online — and that…

Keir Starmer elected as new Labour leader

Sir Keir Starmer has been elected as the new leader of the Labour Party. The 57-year old defeated Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy in a ballot of party members, trade unionists and registered supporters and will succeed Jeremy Corbyn as opposition leader. The lawyer, who became an MP in 2015,…

The Absent-Minded Father of Cybernetics, Norbert Wiener

Harvard University (1909–1913) “ I was nearly fifteen years old, and I had decided to make my try for the doctor’s degree in biology” After graduating from college, Wiener went on to enter graduate school at Harvard University (where his father worked ) to study zoology. This despite the objections…

BA cabin crew contract virus on long-haul flights

Image copyright Getty Images A number of British Airways cabin crew have contracted the coronavirus when operating long haul flights over the past two weeks. Unions are calling on airlines to do more to minimise the exposure of staff. But BA pilots and cabin crew say the airline was slow…

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