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Health

This week at Sullivan County libraries (July 3-9)

The Sullivan County Public Library has five locations to serve the community. Visit www.scpltn.org for details. LIBRARY NEWS • The new website is up and running. Check it out at www.scpltn.org to find information, links and resources. • We are halfway through our Summer Reading Program, but there’s still time to sign up and participate. […]

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Finance

Barclays hands UK staff £1,200 pay rise to ease cost of living crisis

Barclays has given 35,000 of its branch and junior support staff in the UK a £1,200 pay rise to help them cope with the escalating cost of living crisis and soaring inflation. The salary increase will come into effect on August 1 and brings forward part of the lender’s annual pay review, normally due to […]

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Science

Energy crisis fury as Britons demand Ofgem staff ‘marched back into work’ to ease bills

The Government body responsible for regulating energy markets and companies has been slammed as groups claim that Ofgem’s decision to allow its staff to work remotely has played a role to “public sector sluggishness”. Data obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request shows that in May, 85 percent of the staff were working remotely.  […]

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UK

Halifax tells customers to close accounts if they don’t like staff pronoun badges

In a Twitter post titled “pronouns matter”, the bank announced this week that it is bringing in the optional change. Female members of Halifax staff were shown in the post with “she/ her/hers” in brackets on their name badges. One Twitter user said they initially thought it was “a joke photo on a parody account”. […]

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US

Moxi the robot joins Elmhurst Hospital staff to help nurses, nurse assistants

ELMHURST, Ill. (WLS) — She looks like something out of a science fiction movie, a robot visiting from the future. But the future is now at Elmhurst Hospital: meet Moxi the robot. “With the events of the last couple years our nursing staff has been extremely burdened and jobs have been difficult,” said Hiral Patel, […]

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UK

Royal Family bring in NEW policies for palace staff over Meghan bullying claims

But Buckingham Palace has refused to say what they are and why the outcome of the independent investigation, paid for privately by the Queen, has been covered up. It is not clear if even those who accused Meghan of bullying are entirely clear how the changes in HR policies relate to their complaints.  Despite initial […]

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Life Style

Prince Andrew’s ‘close relationship’ with Ghislaine Maxwell revealed by staff

Prince Andrew reportedly enjoyed a close relationship with convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell, as revealed by convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s former staff members in a new documentary. In a preview of Ghislaine Maxwell: The Making of a Monster shared by The Sun, two former housekeepers at Epstein’s infamous ‘Paedo Island’, shared that Prince Andrew and […]

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Business

Trump chief of staff said the president thought Pence ‘deserves’ chants of ‘hang Mike Pence’ on Jan. 6, ex-aide testifies

A noose is seen on makeshift gallows as supporters of US President Donald Trump gather on the West side of the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images When former President Donald Trump heard his supporters chanting “hang Mike Pence” during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, […]

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Travel

Holidaymakers face huge queues at UK airports again amid staff shortages

Huge check-in lines stretched back “three lengths of the airport” at Birmingham and travellers are steeling themselves for more disruption after British Airways workers voted to strike this summer. Heathrow check-in staff will walk out in a dispute over pay. And union Unite says 16,000 BA employees, from cabin crew to engineers, could join them. […]

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Life Style

Asda shoppers asking staff to ‘stop scanning at £30’ due to rising food prices – ‘a limit’

The cost-of-living crisis is impacting many Britons across the country as food, energy, and fuel prices continue to rise. New figures show a nationwide drop in the number of people spending money on food, demonstrating that many must prioritise what they spend their money on as inflation increases. Asda shoppers are asking till staff to […]