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UK

Family left penniless after losing out on £30k NHS payout following mum’s death

Judith Thorpe was desperate to protect her two teenage daughters from worrying about family finances during the cost of living crisis so she quit the pension to pay for their new school shoes and jumpers. She died, aged just 49, of COVID-19 weeks later, and has left her girls without a mother – and penniless too.  The family, of Longbenton, […]

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Finance

‘Delighted’: Pensioner receives £10,000 PPI payout – thousands could claim compensation

The deadline for complaining to a business about mis-sold PPI was 29 August 2019, yet one pensioner has received a further payout since then which could pave the way for other Britons to receive compensation. The woman from Yorkshire held credit cards from HSBC, Halifax and Lloyds for nearly 40 years and initially received a […]

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Canada

Alberta government to change bonus rules after hefty payout to Hinshaw during COVID-19 | CBC News

The Alberta government is tightening the rules around employee bonuses in light of the six-figure payout to the chief medical officer of health during COVID-19. Finance Minister Jason Nixon said the civil service has been directed to review and make changes to the rules to ensure future bonus payments during emergencies go through cabinet for […]

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Science

Energy lifeline: EV owners set for huge payout in project to sell power BACK to Grid

This is the proposal of E-Flex, a venture led by Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration programme and Imperial College London. So-called vehicle-to-grid technologies, they explained, takes the problem that can be caused by too many electric vehicles recharging at one — placing pressure on the grid — and turns it around. Cisco Head of Innovation for […]

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UK

SuperDry designer wins big payout after age-based discrimination

Bosses had refused to promote Rachel Sunderland because they thought she was “too old to quit” and would stay “no matter how she was treated.” She was deemed a low “flight risk” by managers, it was said. Rachel, said to be in her early 50s, was repeatedly passed over for promotion in favour of colleagues […]

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Health

Grandad whose life was ‘destroyed’ by Covid jab wins £120,000 payout

Anthony Shingler, 58, spent 420 days in hospital after becoming “paralysed” following his first AstraZeneca jab. He spent months on a ventilator at the Royal Stoke University Hospital but finally came home this week, and has now found he will receive the huge sum – through a government-funded initiative. The Vaccine Damage Payment scheme (VDPS) is a one-off payment […]

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Gaming

Former Tesla contractor rejects $15 million payout in racial abuse lawsuit | Engadget

Last year Owen Diaz, a former contracted elevator operator at Tesla’s Fremont assembly plant, successfully sued the automaker for creating a hostile, racially abusive work environment, and was awarded $137 million by the jury. That award was winnowed down to just $15 million by a judge who gave Diaz two weeks to accept or reject […]

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World

‘They’re paying for this war’ Schwarzenegger in furious Europe slapdown over Russia payout

Mr Schwarzenegger discussed how Western countries were contributing to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime. The former actor-turned-politician explained how European countries had sent Russia up to 44b Euros for fuel in the first two months of the invasion. The war in Ukraine has been ongoing for over three months now, and Western political heads have […]

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Finance

Who qualifies for a cost of living payment? Every person entitled for each payout in full

The plan was announced in May to help people who are struggling with the huge cost of energy bills and day-to-day living. Currently inflation is at nine percent and things are expected to get worse with another hike in energy bills due in October. Low-income households Everyone on low-income benefits will receive a payment of […]

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Gaming

Twitch opens up ads program to more streamers and increases payout | Engadget

More Twitch streamers will find invites to join the platform’s Ads Incentive Program now that the company is opening up the opportunity to welcome “more… Partners than ever.” In addition, Twitch will stop paying streamers in the program using a fixed CPM structure — instead, it will use a percentage-based revenue share model to increase […]