Ousted VA chief David Shulkin again says he did not resign‘Dr Jackson is a very honorable man who wants to do the right thing’A day after he was attacked in a White House memo that accused him of spreading “lies”, the former veterans affairs secretary David Shulkin sought to calm controversy over his named successor. Related: ‘I did not resign’: veterans affairs chief David Shulkin insists he was fired Continue reading…

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The British SS Sagaing, bombed in a Japanese air strike 75 years ago, is returned to the surface.

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Biden was referring to Trump’s remarks in Access Hollywood tape‘I don’t want to get down in the mosh pit with this guy’ – BidenJoe Biden, the former vice-president, regrets saying he would “beat the hell” out of Donald Trump if they were in high school for how he treats women.In a Pod Save America interview released on Wednesday, Biden said: “I shouldn’t have said what I said.” Continue reading…

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/29/joe-biden-donald-trump-beat-the-hell

My research shows that everything from profits to creativity is improved when employees are well restedI have long been puzzled by the entrenched mentality, and often enforced practice, of longer work hours and less sleep. Innumerable policies exist within the workplace regarding smoking, substance abuse, ethical behaviour and injury and disease prevention. But insufficient sleep – another physically and mentally harmful, and potentially deadly factor – is commonly tolerated and even, woefully, encouraged.Many business leaders still believe that time on-task equates to productivity. Even in the industrial era of rote factory work, this was untrue. It is a misguided fallacy, and an expensive one, too. Every key facet required for business success will fail when sleep becomes short within an organisation. Why do we overvalue employees who undervalue sleep, and often glorify the high-powered executive who is on email until 1.30am and in the office by 5.45 the following morning? Continue reading…

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/26/succeed-business-sleep-profits-employees-bosses

The chief lesson of a new report is that making abortion illegal or hard to get doesn’t end abortion, it just makes it less safeWant to lower the abortion rate and prevent maternal deaths worldwide? Support pro-choice policies. That’s the takeaway from a new report from the Guttmacher Institute, which looks at abortion around the world. The chief lesson of the report is one pro-choice advocates have known for years: that making abortion illegal or hard to get doesn’t end abortion, it just makes it less safe. And opposition to abortion tends to come along with opposition to contraception and women’s rights more broadly – and the limited contraception access that results means a higher abortion rate. Continue reading…

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/24/want-to-lower-the-abortion-rate-support-pro-choice-policies

Donald Trump has struck out on Twitter at former vice president Joe Biden, who mused days before about beating up the US president if the two were in high school. At a rally hosted by a sexual assault awareness group on 20 March, Biden recalled a recording released during the 2016 presidential campaign of Trump using profanities to refer to lewd behaviour with women. ‘If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him,’ Biden saidTrump attacks Joe Biden amid reports of 2020 presidential run Continue reading…

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2018/mar/22/id-beat-the-hell-out-of-him-says-joe-biden-of-trump-video

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